Thursday, September 8, 2011

Noah's Flood Chronology: Day by Day


The chronology of Genesis 7 and 8 shows us the Creator left us a celestial timepiece of two interwoven years; the lunar, which has 354 days, and the solar, which has 365 days. These two timepieces must work in harmony to find the appropriate time for meeting with IAUA.

In order to better understand the chronology of the flood, as well as the lunar-solar calendar, I've created a simpler graphical representation showing the flood chronology DAY BY DAY.

The chart simplifies the counting of days of the flood scenario; 40 days of rain, 150 days of the flooded earth, 30 days of the waters decreasing until mountain tops seen, 40 days of waiting, 21 days of sending forth messengers, 28 days until the beginning of the next year (Noah's 601st year), and the final 56 days until the 27th day of the second month of the following year.

In this chart, you will see alternating 29 and 30 day months, to compensate for the 29.53 days of the lunar cycle. Six of the months have 29 days, and six of the months have 30 days. The reason that specific dates in months are given, is to show where the period of days is anchored. For instance, the 1st day of the tenth month shows where to anchor the 40 day period that Noah waited for the water to decrease. 

Proponents of the 30 day month, 360 day year will find an inherent problem trying to reconcile the the 360 day year with the chronology of the flood.

The entire flood period, from the 17th day of the 2nd month, at the beginning of the flood, until the 27th day of the 2nd month the following year, is a period of 365 solar days, which includes 354 lunar days. The flood chronology accounts for the difference of 11 days between the two calendars, the lunar and solar.

If you add in the additional 30th day in the other six months, the result will be a 371 day solar year. 
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Monday, September 5, 2011

There Is No 360 Day Calendar in Genesis and The Flood

Noah’s Flood: A Lunar Event Occurring in Solar Time

In the 600th year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month—on this day, all the fountains of the great deep broke open and the windows of the heaven were opened… And the waters of the Flood were upon the earth…
In the 601st year… on the twenty-seventh day of the second month, the earth dried. Genesis 7:10-11; ibid. 8:13-14

The discrepancy between these two dates] represents the eleven days which the solar year is greater than the lunar year; hence the Flood lasted a complete year.

Noah’s Flood commenced on the 17th of Cheshvan, and ended on Cheshvan 27 of the following year.

The biblical commentaries explain that the Flood lasted exactly one year, and that the 11-day discrepancy in the dates represents the 11-day difference between the solar and lunar years.

This reflects the fact that different components of the calendar are based on a variety of natural cycles which do not easily lend themselves to synchronization. The month derives from the moon’s 29.5 day orbit of the earth; the year, from the 365-day solar cycle. The problem is that 12 lunar months add up to 354 days—eleven days short of the solar year.

Most calendars deal with this discrepancy by simply ignoring one or the other celestial timekeepers. For example, the Gregorian Calendar (which has attained near-universal status) is completely solar based. Its 365 days are divided into 12 segments of 30 or 31 days, but these “months” have lost all connection with their original association with the moon. There are also calendars (such as the Moslem Calendar) which are exclusively lunar-based, with months that are faithfully attuned to the phases of the moon. Twelve such months are regarded as a year, but these “years” bear no relation to the solar cycle (a given date in such a calendar will, in certain years, fall in the midst of summer and, in other years, in the dead of winter).

The Jewish calendar is unique in that it reconciles the solar and lunar time-streams. By employing a complex 19-year cycle in which months alternate between 29 and 30 days and years alternate between 12 and 13 months, the Jewish calendar sets its months by the moon, and its years by the sun, combining lunar time and solar time into a single system while preserving the integrity of each.

Monday, August 29, 2011

6th Month Elul Aug-Sep 2011-2012

It appears that I have a slight miscalculation in this month's calendar that needs to be corrected. Instead of a 30th day, September 28 will actually be New Moon Day, Day of Trumpets. The alignment of the days and hours of the moon will work out much better this way for the 7th month.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Unsealing the Seven Thunders of Revelation 10

"And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not." Rev 10:4 

Over 165 years ago, John the Revelator was commanded by a "voice from heaven" to seal up what the seven thunders uttered. The seven thunders were going to tell us something, or give us information that is probably key to understanding the end times prophesied in the scriptures. We might expect that the messages of the seven thunders would be revealed near the end of earth's 6000 year history, just before the final crisis and the tribulation.
Several months ago, I was prompted to explore the meaning of thunders in scripture, to determine what they were, when they were heard or observed, and to see what messages they might hold for us in these times. This project turned out to be far more encompassing than I expected.

Adventist readers will find startling similarities to the Advent movement, beginning with the Millerites and the Seventh Month Movement of the 1840's, to the history of the Israelites as they left Egypt and wandered for 40 years in the wilderness, before finally coming into the land set aside for them by God. The mystery is this; if the Israelites eventually entered the promised land, and Messiah "should have come ere this," why are we still here?

For non-Seventh Day Adventist readers, some of this may be a bit off-putting for you, so I wanted you to know this in advance. I wanted to share it with you nevertheless. What I found in researching and writing this paper, is a remarkable parallel to Adventist history, beginning with the Millerite's seventh month movement of the early 1840's. You will find pertinent references in the writings of Ellen G. White, as well as other related references, to support the entire premise of this paper.

The sad part of this scenario is that Jesus should have come to this earth to claim his people, you and I, over 120 years ago. So we must ask, why are we still here? We have to be willing to examine every aspect of scripture to see what it is we're missing. Is it simply that we are unwilling to go with Him? Or have we become so comfortable in our pews that we no longer have the desire or the willingness to follow Him.

This paper explores what is likely missing from our experience and our journey. It highlights what has been left out of the larger picture. There is so much more missing than we are aware, and many of us are almost clueless.

Essentially, this paper is about two things. First, it is about the prophecy of Malachi 4 that Ellen White reminded us of, and it's end time emphasis. "Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments. Mal 4:4
Second, it is about a time of restitution and restoration. "In the time of the end, every divine institution is to be restored. The breach made in the law at the time the Sabbath was changed by man, is to be repaired." Prophets and Kings 678

This paper explores what has been left out, forgotten, or obscured, and what it is that needs to be restored, before Jesus will return to claim His own.

I offer this study for your review and consideration.

I've posted the pdf version at two document sites;

If you are unable to download this document at the links provided for any reason, send me your email and I will send it to you.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Moses and the gregorian calendar: Irony or Coincidence

What do Moses and the papal gregorian calendar have in common?

First, let’s look at The Exodus, as Moses led the Israelites from captivity in Egypt. Then we’ll look at the commonality with the captivity and the gregorian calendar.

The day the Israelites left Egypt apparently is a very special day to IAUA, our creator. That day, the 15th day of the first month of the biblical sacred year, is the day of some very significant events in biblical history.

Num_33:3  And they departed from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the morrow after the Passover the children of Israel went out with an high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians.

To begin with, the 15th day of the 1st month is the exact same day that the Israelites went into captivity, 430 years earlier. Scripture uses the term “selfsame” day to identify that this day was in fact the same day they went into captivity; and the same day they came out.

Exo 12:41  And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.

Now, let’s look at some interesting facts about the gregorian calendar.

From Wikipedia, under the heading “gregorian calendar,” we find this information:

The Gregorian calendar, also known as the Western calendar, or Christian calendar, is the internationally accepted civil calendar.[1][2][3] It was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII, after whom the calendar was named, by a decree signed on 24 February 1582, a papal bull known by its opening words Inter gravissimas.[4] The reformed calendar was adopted later that year by a handful of countries, with other countries adopting it over the following centuries.

This is but a small bit of information at Wikipedia on the gregorian calendar but it is this piece of information that we’re interested in for this comparison. NOTE: This is not an attempt at time-setting, predicting or prophesying that anything is going to happen in coincidence according to this information.

This is where it gets interesting. If you add 430 years, the length of the captivity of the Israelites, to the year 1582, the year of the decree enacting the gregorian calendar, the result is the year 2012. In addition, the day the decree was enacted, February 24, will fall on new moon day in the last month of the biblical year 2011-2012.

Now, is anything going to happen around that time, the spring of 2012? There certainly is a lot of hype going on about the year 2012, but mostly related to the end of the Mayan calendar on December 21, 2012. And the things we seeing happening in the world currently, suggest that we are probably on the edge of some cataclysmic events.

Have we been captive to a papal gregorian calendar for 430 years? The questions that surface out of this scenario certainly suggest that the timeframes involved could have some meaning. Should we be alert to possible events unfolding sometime in the spring of 2012, around February 24? Most assuredly. It’s for certain we will be looking for the visible crescent the evening of the 23rd, beginning of the 24th biblical day.

So keep your eyes to the skies and the heavens. We are no longer looking for the signs of the times; we are living in the times of the signs.

Monday, August 1, 2011

What is the name of God

The Name of God

Many of us have heard or seen the name of God spoken or written various ways, depending on the source. Some of the names that are used are; God, Elohim, Lord, YHWH, Yahweh, El Shaddai, Adonai, Jehovah (in many forms), and many others as well.

As a result of seeing all these different names for God, it can be quite confusing at times. Which one is correct? And how do we know. Particularly in view of the mounting evidence that the names of God, as well as other assorted things in scripture have been altered innocently or deliberately by the scribes and translators. So let’s explore the name of God with what might be some new information to you. It was new to me recently and turned out to be quite insightful. It is to this day, the clearest explanations I have seen for the name of God, taken from the original language.

God does have a name, and He wants us to know it and use it. His proper name has been removed from nearly all of scripture today, and is supplanted with words like God, Elohim, Lord, etc.

The following text is excerpted from a book by Richard Ruhling, titled The Earthquake and the 7 Seals. I am indebted to Richard for this revealing information.

Proverbs 30:4 asks, “What is His name?” These words reflect our need to know. Josephus, a Jewish historian at the time of Jerusalem’s destruction, gives us a major clue. He describes the high priest’s golden crown, “in which was engraven the sacred name [of God]...It consists of four vowelsWars of the Jews, Book 5, Chapter 5, Section 7.

Some modern authorities agree. “The letters of the Name of God in Hebrew are yod, hay, vav, and hay. They are frequently mispronounced Yahveh ...[but] they are all vowels.” Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, The Book of Words, Jewish Lights Publ, p. 27.

Some say those letters are consonants, but a renowned Hebrew textbook says, “Long before the introduction of vowel-signs, it was felt that the main vowel-sounds should be indicated in writing, and so the three letters, yothe, hay, waw, were used to represent long vowels” A Practical Grammar for Classical Hebrew, Weingreen, Oxford University Press, 1959, p. 7-8. God’s name is spelled yod, hay, waw [vav], hay.

The above three sources all support God’s name as four vowels. His name is said to be glorious. Psalm 96:8  How?
One reason is because of the meaning of the Hebrew letters—yod, hay and vav that compose it.

  1. The yod is the first letter of God’s name. It is the smallest Hebrew letter and it looks like an apostrophe. As a vowel it has the sound of “i” in Gloria and it means hand as in giving, receiving or ownership.
  2.  The second letter of God’s name is the hay which sounds like “ah” and it represents light or rain.
  3.  The third letter is the vav and as a vowel sounds like “oo” in tooth. It looks like a concrete nail and has the meaning of nail or hook.
The meanings of the letters suggest they are the initials of the Father (Genesis 22:8), Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:2), and the Son Psalm 2:12; Isaiah 53:4-7. God’s name is glorious for its meaning depicting the role of Father with an outstretched hand, the Holy Spirit as light to guide us and the Son nailed for us on the cross.

The best of Hebrew transliterates Josephus’ statement of God’s name (“four vowels”) as IAUA. “I” has the international “I” sound as in Gloria. [Phonetically IAUA is ee’-ah-oo”-ah.] 

This may be one reason the Jews “profaned” it--to avoid the heathen mocking it or laughing at them because it is so different. But you wouldn’t want God to have a name like Tom, Dick or Harry; His name must be different. The reason you might see it written as YHWH, or YAHWEH, is because phonetically, they sound very much the same.

Consonants [like b, d, k, or m] are made by obstruction of air flow. God’s name has no obstruction like our names or characters have. His name and His character are all flow and melody. And the vowel tones are pure [not diphthongs like ah-ee = I. This reminds us of His apocalyptic promise—“then will I turn the people to a pure language [margin says lip] that they may all call upon the name of IAUA.” Zephaniah 3:9.

The first two letters (IA= ee-ah) were part of many Hebrew names—the prophets often came in God’s name like JeremIA or ZecharIA, and we should pronounce the “i” like “ee” as they do in most countries. Elijah was pronounced “el-ee-ah,” because there is no J in Hebrew. So Elia means El [short form of Elohim, meaning God] is IA. Women named Maria or Gloria have the short poetic form of God’s name (IA) as part of their name. Countries like SyrIA or SamarIA also have God’s name as part of theirs.

HalleluIA is an international word meaning “Praise IA” in most languages. You can read this short form of God’s name in Psalm 68:4, except translators supplanted the Hebrew yod with “J” making it “Jah,” where it should be IA [ee-ah].

Before the second coming, “Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.” Matthew 17:11. Since God’s name means salvation, it stands to reason that His name will also be restored to it’s rightful place in the end time. It is our privilege to share in this work of Elijah.

It is my belief that God’s sacred name, which is IAUA, is now being restored to it’s rightful place, in our minds and our hearts.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

5th Month (August~Av) 2011-2012

Examining the Count to Pentecost During the Exodus

This graphic has been modified from the original to demonstrate whether the Count to Pentecost should be considered during the Exodus scenario. Due to the lack of clear instruction in Exodus 12 thru Exodus 19 and the arrival of the Israelites at Mt Sinai, it appears the count to Pentecost should not even be considered in this scenario.

NOTE: This chart has been revised, due to additional insights into the chronology. Factors which prompt revision are: (1) There are no instructions in Exodus for a wave sheaf at or during the exodus; (2) The crops were all destroyed before the exodus, including the barley, so there was no wave sheaf available to wave; (3) Passover and ULB were apparently the only feasts set to be observed during the 40 years in the wilderness; (4) all other feasts have the instruction, "when you come into the land which IAUA will give to you," and "which thou has sown in the field." (5) Since they entered the promised land in the 1st month of the 41st year from leaving Egypt, the Israelites would have to have planted spring wheat (110-120 days to maturity) in the spring of the year they entered Canaan. It would have been the only wheat harvest available in the 1st year in the promised land. Harvest of that spring wheat would have come at the end of the 4th month. (6) There would have been no winter wheat, which has to be planted in the fall, in order to harvest sometime around early June, early in the 3rd biblical month.

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Saturday Sabbath Calendar Conundrum

Saturday Sabbath: Another Conundrum
Midnight in the Calendar Wars

Since Saturday Sabbath keepers observe their Sabbath by pointing to the roman gregorian calendar for the day, why don’t they observe time by the same calendar? Saturday on the roman gregorian calendar begins, and ends, at midnight; midnight to midnight. Period.

Since most, if not all, Saturday Sabbath keepers begin their Sabbath the night before at sunset Friday, they are actually keeping their Sabbath partially on Friday and partially on Saturday; according to the calendar they are using.

So they, Saturday Sabbath keepers, are not actually keeping Sabbath on the 7th day of the week at all. At least not all of it. They are keeping it partially on the 6th day, or preparation day (of their calendar), and only partially on the 7th day. This according to the calendar they claim they are keeping Sabbath on.

Let’s follow up this thought about part of one day and part of another. Saturday Sabbath keepers, by observing sunset to sunset of the biblical Hebrew day, are actually beginning their “Sabbath” on one calendar, the lunisolar calendar of scripture, and ending their Sabbath on another calendar, the roman gregorian. It is the blending of more than one system, in several ways. But there is a catch here. If the Saturday Sabbath keepers are ending their 7th day Sabbath at sundown Saturday, they are not fully keeping the full Saturday Sabbath, which according to the calendar they are using, would not end until midnight Saturday.

The only apparent solution for this seemingly sticky problem, is not only to observe the correct biblical  calendar, but to observe the correct Sabbath day as well; the one the Creator has outlined in His word.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Will the traditional Count to Pentecost stand up to scrutiny?

True Count to Pentecost: Questions that must be answered

Questions that need to be answered if the traditional count to Pentecost is to be upheld.

When did the Israelites arrive at Mt Sinai?
According to scripture the Israelites arrived on the 15th day of the 3rd month. This is 7 days after the traditional count to Pentecost, on Sivan 9. Why would they arrive at Mt Sinai to receive the law after the time when the giving of the law is allegedly related to? Moses is called before YHWH on the 16th day, to have the people prepare themselves for the verbal giving of the law. (Jubilees 1:1) Granted the law, including the 10 commandments, is verbalized by YHWH on the 18th day of the 3rd month, but this is still after the fact, now 10 days after the traditional Pentecost of Sivan 9. Because of  being pinpointed on the 1st day of the 2nd week, this does not make the 9th day of the 3rd month very specifically related to anything.

No Feast mentioned during the third month in Exodus
If the traditional Pentecost count is the 9th day of the 3rd month, why is there no mention of the word “feast” or “chag” around that time in Exodus 16-19, but there is mention of “feast” 50 days later from Sivan in Exodus 32? The feast mentioned in Ex 32 is at the very end of the 4th month, when Aaron declares a feast, and when Moses comes down from the mount after 40 days. with the tables of the testimony. (NOTE: chag, ḥag̱: H2282. A noun meaning a feast, a festival. This word is used numerous times throughout the Old Testament referring to the feasts of the Hebrew religious calendar. It is used of the major feasts, including the Feast of Unleavened Bread and the Passover Feast, the Feast of Weeks, and the Feast of Tabernacles. Complete Word Study H2282)

What happened to the wheat in the “plague of hail.”
Exodus 9:18-35 says this about the wheat. The plague of hail smote every herb of the field, broke every tree. Flax and barley were smitten; wheat and rye were not smitten, for they were not grown up (not out of the ground). Winter wheat would have been destroyed; spring wheat had not yet been planted. So if there is no wheat harmed by the hail, what is the wheat that is supposed to be harvested around Sivan 9, just a little over two months or so later?

What is the wheat that was supposed to be harvested in the 3rd month?
Winter wheat is planted in the fall, takes 7 months to harvest, would have been ready in the 3rd month, were it not for the hail. By the time of the hail, about 4 months or so into the growth cycle, winter wheat would have been substantially out of the ground, that it would have been destroyed during the plague of hail. At the time of the hail, it was nearing the planting time of the spring wheat, which planted in the first week or so of Nisan, would be harvested in 4 months, 110-120 day to maturity.

Is Pentecost related to the giving of the law?
It is said that Pentecost is related to the giving of the law. If this is the case, why isn’t the giving of the law in Exodus mentioned around the first week of the 3rd month, the time of the traditional Pentecost of the 9th day of the 3rd month? Granted, the law was spoken from the mount by YHWH on the 18th day of the 3rd month, but there is no mention of a feast here. Why is there no mention of a feast, if Pentecost is related to the giving of the law?

When was the law on the tables of stone given?
Although the law was spoken on the 18th day of the 3rd month (third day after arrival at the mount) , Moses doesn’t come down from the mount with the tables of stone until 41 days after the law is spoken. He goes up the mount on the 19th day of the 3rd month, to begin the 40 days, and doesn’t come down until the 29th day of the 4th month, the day Aaron declared a feast (chag).

How many died; how many saved
Acts 2:41 states that 3000 souls were saved on the day of Pentecost in the NT. In the Old Testament, that same identical number is used to declare that 3000 souls were lost or died. (Exodus 32) When did this happen. It happened on the day Moses came down from the mount with the tables of stone; at the very end of the 4th month, on the 29th day, ironically, 50 days from the end of the seven Sabbaths complete. There is no mention of 3000 dying in the early 3rd month, at the time of the traditional Pentecost. Is this number just coincidental, while occurring at the same feast time in the OT and NT?

When was the healing of the paralytic in the NT?
In John 5, we have the account of Jesus healing the paralytic on the Sabbath and then being confronted by the Pharisees for doing so. When did this occur. A close read of John 5 will reveal that this occurred during a feast, one of the 3 annual chags. This appears to be after the time of Jesus first appearance in the temple, around Passover, so it is a bit later in the year, at a feast, (chag) which is very likely Pentecost. Passover is earlier during the year John 2:13, and Tabernacles later, John 7:2. Notice that the healing of the paralytic took place on a Sabbath, which pinpoints it on the 29th day of the 4th month, the same day Moses came down from the mount with the tables of stone.

Is the traditional Pentecost on a Sabbath?
Why does the traditional count of Pentecost not correlate with the rest of the annual feasts, which have Sabbaths as part of the theme? If we follow the count of the days and periods of time in Exodus 12 through 32, we find that the count will pinpoint the 29th day of the 4th month, a Sabbath. The traditional count to Pentecost bring us out on the 1st day of the 1st week of the 3rd month, which appears to have no scriptural significance to the rest of the annual feast plan.

Where is the 50 day count applied?
If the 50 days is from Nisan 16 to Sivan 9, where is the mention of Pentecost in Exodus at the corresponding time? (somewhere between Exodus 16 and 19) Leviticus says to count these days, but it is unclear where the count is anchored and there is confusion where the 50 days is counted from. If we look in Exodus 12 through 32, and follow the count, we find that “coincidentally” there is 50 days from the end of the seven Sabbaths complete to the end of the 4th month on the 29th day, were a “feast” is mentioned. Could this be more than just coincidence.

Where does Ellen White place the wheat harvest of Pentecost
Ellen White uses the terms springtime, midsummer, and autumn to describe the times of the three annual feasts. Midsummer is not in the springtime, during the 1st week or so of the 3rd month, usually in early June. Midsummer could be described as sometime during July and August, more likely midsummer.

“But three times a year seasons were appointed for social intercourse and worship. The journey to Jerusalem, in the simple, patriarchal style, took place amidst the beauty of the springtime, the richness of midsummer, or the ripened glory of autumn.” Compiled from Educ pgs 41-42 EGW
Although much confusion and controversy continues regarding the count to Pentecost, there are some serious questions and problems with the traditional count that need to be addressed. There are issues that are not easily resolved with the traditional count, whereas the pieces of the puzzle seem to fit together much better with a count that ends at the very end of the 4th month. So lets settle in, knuckle under, and let YHWH’s spirit lead in this matter. Let the scriptures, all the related ones, speak for themselves.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


New Discussion Group at FACEBOOK: 
Lunar Sabbath Adventist

If you would like to be part of the discussion of the lunar sabbath and calendar as it relates to Seventh Day Adventists, come join us on Facebook at!/groups/240032266015640?ap=1

Any and all are welcome to the discussion, or just to observe.

Blessings in the name of Yahushua

Saturday, July 2, 2011

4th Month YHWH's Calendar July 2011-2012

NOTE: Count to Pentecost still under study and review. See preliminary post here:  What is the True Count to Pentecost?

Notes regarding this months calendar:Even though the Count to Pentecost is still under study and review, this months calendar shows the full count as reviewed, on the 29th day of the 4th month, the last Shabbat of the 4th month. 

You will also note the small blue numbers in the upper right corners of each day. These are the counting of the 50 days from the Feast of Weeks at the end of  "Seven Sabbaths complete," which ends on the 8th day of the 3rd month, the Shabbat of the 8th day of the month.

When you count 7 Sabbaths complete, from the Wave Sheaf on the 16th day of the 1st month, then count and add 50 days to the 7 Sabbaths complete, the total is 99 days (49 and 50) and ends the count on the 28th day of the 4th month, the next day being the feast (chag)

Further info to come as study and review of the Count to Pentecost continue.

Monday, June 27, 2011

What is the True Count to Pentecost?

Count to Pentecost: Re-Examined
It's not where we think!

After a reasonably thorough study of the count to Pentecost, or the count to the Feast of Weeks, it is my conclusion that Pentecost is not where we have traditionally pinpointed it and kept it, in the 3rd month (Sivan), on the 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th day, depending on whose rules you used and how you do the count. 

This count, and the day it results on, using the traditional count, have never made much sense to me, as it doesn't occur on a day of any significance other than the first day of the week, the day following "seven Sabbaths complete." So these seemingly insignificant points have kept me troubled until I set about to study it out to conviction. 

Another contradiction in the count has to do with the calendar you use. If you don't use the correct calendar, the lunar-solar calendar of scripture, you won't find the correct day. Here's is what I've found. And I reserve the right to be corrected if necessary.

When is the REAL Pentecost?

Pentecost is actually found on the 29th day of the 4th month, a Shabbat; the last Shabbat of the 4th month. This is the day that Aaron declared in Exodus 32:5, that "tomorrow is a feast." He made this declaration on the day before the feast, the 28th day of the 4th month, the day that the "count 50 days" ends. This word feast, is "chag," one of the 3 appointed feasts of the year that all were supposed to appear before YHWH. Since the Feast of ULB occurred when they left Egypt, and the Feast of Tabernacles is yet in the fall, that leaves only one other Feast this could be; the Feast of Weeks, or Pentecost.

In order to determine the correct count, there are several things that have to be examined. First is the count of the days that are mentioned in Exodus, beginning in Chapter 19, on the day the Israelites arrived at the mount. One needs to pay close attention to the days that are numbered and listed there, including the 40 days and 40 nights that Moses was in the mount. Some of these days mentioned are very subtle and can be easily missed.

There are other factors involved in the correct count to Pentecost, including the "agricultural" aspect, which Yah's entire feast calendar plan is based on. There is also a correlation between the number of 3000 souls that died on the same day as there were 3000 saved in the New Testament.

I will be working on a paper to post here, detailing this re-examined count to Pentecost, so I won't go into a lot of detail right now. I would encourage each of you reading this to begin this study for yourselves. Begin reading at Exodus chapter 19, and read through chapter 32. You may want to skip over the instructions for all the commandments, statutes, judgments, etc, if you are in a hurry to find just the count.

And, next months calendar will reflect Pentecost on the day that is pinpointed in scripture. 

If you are interested, I have found two excellent studies that I am willing to send if you will send me your email. I also plan to link these studies in a future post.

May YHWH bless each of you as you continue to seek His whole truth.

Friday, June 3, 2011

3rd Month Sivan YHWH's Calendar June-July 2011-2012

This calendar was revised on Jun 28 2011 to show 30 days in the 3rd month. Although Pentecost has been studied and found to be in the 4th month, it is left in place here in the traditionally understood date.
NOTE: Pentecost is shown on the traditional Jewish Calendar date of Sivan 9 (sunset June 10 to sunset June 11), without including man-made Judaic POSTPONEMENTS. Pentecost timing is still under consideration by this author, as there exists the possibility that Pentecost occurs in the 4th month during harvest. Scriptural and logical arguments are made on both sides. Study of Pentecost still under review.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Continuous Weekly Cycle Not Reliable for 7th Day Sabbath

Further Evidence Disproves Continuous Weekly Cycle
True 7th Day Sabbath Not Found On Saturday
(Clue: It’s about more than just the street where you live)

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that the claim the 7th Day Sabbath as Saturday on the Gregorian calendar has never been changed or tampered with, is false. Situations exist today that cannot be explained away by the traditional reasoning. This paper will not deal with the usual arguments and hypothetical situations that have already been made regarding the International Date Line.

Is Saturday the true 7th Day Sabbath?

Seventh Day Sabbatarians believe that the 7th Day Sabbath is pinpointed on Saturday, the 7th day of the planetary week, on the papal gregorian calendar. They contend that Saturday is the seventh day of the week, and has been since the creation week, when God rested on the 7th day. Is this the case, and has it always been that way?

Saturday Sabbatarians contend that the present weekly cycle has never been altered, and to make their case, one single historical record is offered regarding the calendar change. This statement is found on the Seventh Day Adventist website;

“A change [to the old Julian Calendar] was recommended by astronomers and made at the time that Gregory XIII was the pope, and so the corrected calendar with its “leap year” was called the Gregorian calendar. It began to function on Friday, the 5th  of October, 1582. Friday the 5th  was changed to Friday the 15th . So that particular month was ten days shorter, but the length of its weeks was not affected. This is due to the simple fact that the number of days in the month or in the year has nothing to do with the number of days in the week. Thus the weekly cycle was not affected in any way.”

The Seventh Day Adventist Website argues that their Saturday Sabbath is the true Sabbath and the same Sabbath which the Jews observed through all ages. They further argue that Jesus himself observed the Saturday Sabbath and all those before him: “Our heavenly Father has given us more than written proof of the permanence of the Weekly Cycle and the Seventh-day Sabbath. He has given us living proof: The Jewish race…It has been 3400 years since the time that God gave them manna in the wilderness and told them to carefully keep each Seventh-day Sabbath when no manna fell. But all during those long centuries since then, they have observed God’s Sabbath, week after week, month after month, year after year, century after century. Ask any Jewish acquaintance what day is the Sabbath. He will tell you that it is Saturday, the Seventh day. Orthodox Jews scattered throughout the world have kept strict record of time. They have carefully observed the Seventh-day Sabbath throughout the ages. The existence and testimony of the Jewish race is alone enough to settle the matter. It is the most amazing and conclusive means of knowing the ancient Sabbath of Jesus and earlier times. There is no doubt that the God of heaven has carefully guarded the day that He sanctified and blessed at Creation. We have no excuse for not keeping it holy  as He commanded.”

Other sources as well, make similar statements;

B.L. Cocherell in his article The Sabbath and the Calendar: Lunar or Solar makes this remarkable claim without giving evidence to substantiate his statement: "The weekly cycle, as well as knowledge of what day is the seventh day of the week, has been preserved by Catholics, Protestants, Moslems, and Jews, without change since the time of Christ to this day. The Sabbath was indeed from Friday evening to Saturday evening (on today's calendar), both then and now.”

Claus Tondering on his Website makes the following remark concerning the 7-day weekly cycle: “There is no record of the 7-day week cycle ever having been broken. Calendar changes and reform have never interrupted the 7-day cycles. It is very likely that the week cycles have run uninterrupted at least since the days of Moses [c. 1400 BC], and possibly even longer.”

Yisrayl Hawkins [the chief overseer of the House of Yahweh] concludes that the weekly cycle has never been altered anywhere or at any time since the beginning of time.

In his book THE SABBATH - Every Question Answered, on pp. 15-16 Hawkins writes: “By the year 1582 c.e. the “Julian Calendar” [established in 46 b.c.e.], which was still in use at this late date, had drifted TEN DAYS out of synchronization with the seasons; the spring equinox falling on March 11 instead of March 21 [as it had when the Julian Calendar was first initiated].

It was enacted by Pope Gregory that TEN DAYS be “DROPPED” from the Calendar. Thus, when Gregory XIII “reformed” the Julian Calendar in 1582 - “THURSDAY”, October 4 was immediately followed by “FRIDAY”, October 15! Even though TEN DAYS were dropped from this Calendar - THE ORDER OF DAYS in this WEEK was NOT INTERRUPTED! No day had been lost at all - only the “date” had been “changed”…Therefore “NO TIME HAD BEEN LOST” DURING ANY OF THE CALENDAR REFORMS TO THIS DAY [Feb. 1992]. Yahweh’s Sabbath is on the SEVENTH DAY OF EACH WEEK, JUST AS IT HAS BEEN FROM THE BEGINNING.”

Hawkins, just like many other Saturday Sabbath observers vigorously argue that the Sabbath they observe was NEVER AFFECTED BY  ANY  CALENDAR CHANGES AND REFORMS THROUGHOUT HISTORY. But to prove their argument they always only refer to the change and reform which took place in the Gregorian calendar.

In this paper, we will clearly demonstrate and document the fact that the weekly cycle and the days of the week were actually altered and confused. This fact proves that Hawkins, Adventists and all others who claim that the weekly cycle was never altered are either ignorant of the true historical facts or else they are skilful deceivers.

What is the Truth?

The truth is, all of this is a smoke screen. No one seems to be able to produce the “record” that the Jews have kept, and how they have kept it. This “record” would have to have been kept for about 3500 years now, to make sure that Saturday would always be in the 7th day position on the papal gregorian calendar, even though several different calendars have been used over the centuries. One much search calendar history much further back than a little over 400 years.

In addition, Saturday as the 7th Day Sabbath, cannot be explained and proven from the scriptures, God’s Word. This is irrefutable and the challenge is offered to anyone to prove it.

The purpose of this paper is not to explore the history of the calendar back to the time of Moses. The purpose is to show that the calendar has been altered historically, and more recently in modern times. If this can be demonstrated, it questions the authenticity of statements that claim the 7th day Saturday Sabbath has never been altered in any way.

Samoa and Australia

Prior to 1892 the people of Samoa observed the weekly cycle in conjunction with the people of Australia. But in 1892 the King of Samoa decreed that the weekly cycle of Samoa be changed and adjusted so that it would coincide with the weekly cycle of America.

King Malietoa Laupepa of Samoa decreed that Monday the 4th  of July [US Independence Day] be the day on which the weekly cycle would be changed. Thus Monday of the 4th of July in 1892 by the imperial decree continued on the 5th of July as well so that the weekly cycle of Samoa could be adjusted and made to coincide with the weekly cycle of America.

Margaret Isabella [Balfour] Stevenson [1829-1897], the mother of the Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson [1850-1894] who had settled in Samoa in 1890, described the occurrence of the “second 4th July, 1892” in her Letters From  Samoa: “…in former days communication was entirely with Australia, and it was simpler and in every way more natural to follow the Australian calendar; but now that so many vessels come from San Francisco, the powers have decided to set things right and to adopt the date that belongs to our actual geographical position. To this end, therefore, WE ARE ORDERED TO KEEP TWO MONDAYS IN THIS WEEK, which will get us straight.”

Two Mondays:  The 4th of July in 1892 was Monday. The next day, the 5th, was meant to be Tuesday. But by the imperial decree of King Laupepa, the 5th of July was made to be Monday again. Thus the 6th of July became Tuesday instead of Wednesday - as it would have been if there was no imperial intervention in the former weekly cycle.

Please note below where the Saturday Sabbath would have fallen if there was no change in the weekly cycle and where it fell after the change was implemented:

OLD WEEKLY  CYCLE [in accordance with Australian computation


NEW WEEKLY  CYCLE [in accordance with the American computation


This imperial decree of King Laupepa in 1892 clearly altered the weekly cycle and therefore the SATURDAY SABBATH for all those who observed it in Samoa. From then on they observed the Saturday Sabbath actually on FRIDAY  - since Monday was made to repeat itself in that weekly cycle. This is a historical fact. How then can Saturday Sabbatarians repeatedly say that the Saturday Sabbath and the weekly cycle was never confused anywhere? They are either ignorant of this fact or they know it but are trying to hide the facts.

December 31st 1844-The Day No Filipinos Were Born

Until the early 1840’s, the Philippine Islands were observing the weekly cycle of then Spanish America. But after their trade significantly increased with China, Malay Peninsula, the Dutch East Indies and Australia, the Philippine authorities decided to abolish the weekly cycle of the then Spanish America and instead implement the weekly cycle of Asia. This was achieved in 1844 [the very year Adventists expected Jesus to return] when Narciso Claveria, the governor general of the Philippines, issued a proclamation announcing that Monday 30th December 1844, was to be immediately followed by Wednesday, 1st January 1845.

Thus those who formerly observed their Sabbath on Saturday were from then on in fact observing their Sabbath on a Sunday. This is an irrefutable fact, since the day Tuesday was altogether dropped from the old weekly cycle. Therefore those who claim that the weekly cycle was never tampered with and that the current weekly cycle runs consecutively since the beginning of time are deluded and do not know what they are talking about.

See for “The Day no Filipinos Were Born.”

Alaska and Russia

Prior to 1867 Alaska belonged to Russia. Russia at that time still observed the Julian calendar which was 12 days behind the Gregorian calendar. The neighboring Canadians on the other hand observed the Gregorian calendar and the American weekly cycle. But when Alaska was sold by Russians to the Americans, the change to the American mode of time reckoning was put into effect by the governmental decree.

In this case two things had to be done in order to reconcile the European week of Russia - observing the Julian calendar - with the weekly cycle of America. Twelve days first of all had to be dropped from the calendar and one day of the week had to repeat itself in its weekly cycle. This was accomplished on Friday the 6th October 1867. People who went to sleep the night of Friday, October 6, woke up in the morning to find out that it was then Friday, October 18. This imperial decree actually transferred the Saturday Sabbath to Friday - since the day Friday was made to repeat itself in that weekly cycle. Thus the Sabbatarians had their Sabbath altered in the weekly cycle by a deliberate reform  and the change of the week.

The most recent deliberate reform  and the change of the weekly cycle took place in Kiribati in 1995. Kiribati is an independent nation located on islands in the central Pacific ocean. The nation gained its independence on July 12, 1979 and is the member of the British Commonwealth. Prior to 1995 the western part of the republic was always 24 hours ahead of its eastern part, and there were only four days in each week when official business could be conducted between the two parts of the republic. To put an end to this situation, Teburoro Tito, the president of Kiribati, announced on January 1, 1995 the IDL would henceforth run along the many-cornered eastern boundary of the republic. Thus the weekly cycle in Kiribati was altered and changed as recently as 1995 and therefore the Sabbatarians who now observe the Sabbath in that region keep their Sabbath on what formerly was called Friday.

 Prior to 1995, the Sabbatarians in Kiribati and Hawaii observed the same Sabbath and on the same date. After the IDL was moved as far east as 150 degrees and therefore further than Honolulu, the Sabbatarians in Kiribati now observe their Sabbath a day earlier than those in Hawaii.

If these changes do not constitute the change and alteration of the weekly cycle and if they do not prove that the weekly cycle since creation was not everywhere preserved in its original form - then I don’t know what does. Therefore all those who believe that this current 7-day planetary week was always observed by the Jews are simply deluded and gravely mistaken. Likewise, all those who insist that the weekly cycle of creation was never tampered with nor the days of the week mixed and confused are either ignorant of the true historical facts or are simply guilty of bearing false witness.

Soviet Union: Fiasco of the 5 and 6 Day Week Calendar
Will the Real 7th Day Sabbath Stand Up?

In the late 1920’s and early 1930’s, the USSR made several changes to their calendar, attempting to facilitate better productivity from the workforce. Between 1929 and 1931, the USSR changed from the 7-day week to a 5-day week. There were 72 weeks and an additional five national holidays inserted within three of them totaling a year of 365 days.

In 1931 after the Soviet Union's 5-day week they changed to a 6-day week. Every 6th day (6th, 12th, 18th, 24th and 30th) of the Gregorian Calendar was a state rest day. The 5 additional national holidays in the earlier 5-day week remained and did not fall on the state rest day.

Because of the radical changes to the USSR calendar during the years demonstrated, this calendar example does not fit with all the date examples given. Refer to the links on the Wikipedia page to see the many calendar examples reflecting the changes. Acknowledging that this is a USSR calendar, and not the Gregorian, the question remains; where is the Saturday 7th day Sabbath?

But as January, March, May, July, August, October and December have 31 days, the week after the state rest day of the 30th was 7 days long (31st–7th). This extra day was a working day for most or extra holiday for others. Also as February is only 28 or 29 days depending if a leap year or not, the 1st of March was also made a state rest day, although not every enterprise conformed to this.

To clarify, the week after the state rest day, 24/25 February to 1 March, was only 5 or 6 days long, depending if a leap year or not. The week after that, 2 to 6 March, was only 5 days long.

The calendar was abandoned 26 June 1940 and the 7-day week reintroduced the day after.

In December 1931, the Soviets switched to a six-day week in which everyone received the same day off. Although this helped rid the country of the religious Sunday concept and allowed families to spend time together on their day off, it did not increase efficiency.

In 1940, the Soviets restored the seven-day week.

Alaska and Siberia:
A Conundrum at the International Date Line

There is clear proof that God most definitely did not count His days in accordance with the current IDL. The present IDL does not run in a straight vertical line but rather ZIGZAGS and DEVIATES in order to suit man’s commercial trading and money-making.

Many observers of the Saturday Sabbath observe their Sabbath on the wrong day. Take a look at the zigzag line between Siberia and the Aleutian Islands for example.

When it is Friday sunset in the Aleutian Islands it is actually Saturday sunset in Siberia. Although the Sabbatarians of both regions in fact share the same sunrise and sunset, they do not observe the same day. The DEVIATING INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE causes these Sabbatarians to observe two different days as their Sabbaths - even though as far as God is concerned it is one and the same day - since they share the same sunrise and sunset.

If the IDL ran in a vertical line - without any deviation - then both groups would observe the same DAY and DATE as their Sabbath. But because of this man- made deviation the Sabbatarians in these regions are now observing two different Sabbaths and therefore at least one group is observing the false Sabbath.

Apparently, these man-made changes to the calendar cycles and days seem to be acceptable to Jews, Adventists, and other Saturday keeping Sabbatarians. But it’s the NIMBY (not in my back yard) mentality that keeps them in denial. The attitude seems to prevail that as long as it didn’t or doesn’t happen in my neighborhood, and it doesn’t affect me, then it’s not a problem.
. . . . . .And finally, The World Calendar: A Deception in Waiting

If the Babylonian system of the world has it’s way, a new World Calendar could be adopted in the very near future. The next proposed date to seamlessly implement the World Calendar is January 1, 2012.  In the new calendar, there are two blank days each year, which by the middle of 2012, will begin to shift the days of the week from their current positions. The Saturday sabbath as it is known now, will no longer be found in the 7th day of the week position. The longer the calendar is in effect, the further the day will drift from its current position.

There was a previous attempt to implement this kind of world calendar in 1954. It was vigorously opposed by Saturday Sabbath observers, including Jews, at that time, and was never implemented.

All this seems to be acceptable to the Jews, Adventists and other Sabbatarians who observe Saturday as their Sabbath, but the BLANK DAY S of the WORLD CALENDAR will create havoc in their circles.

Saturday Sabbath observers may be able to keep the blinders on and stay in denial for awhile longer, but sooner or later, this issue is going to rear it’s head and everyone on the planet is going to have to deal with it, one way or another.

The issue of the true 7th Day Sabbath is at the forefront of the revival of God’s Word going on in the world right now. It’s not in the media; you won’t see it on television; it’s not being discussed much in churches, except to vehemently refute what is presented. But if you take the time to do a bit of digging on the internet, it won’t take long to see what’s happening. It is time for God’s final call to repentance. Will you be found following the Lamb whithersoever He goeth?


Paul W Puckett  April 27 2011