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. 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. 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.