When is New Moon day?
Some say conjunction. Some day First Visible Cresent. Some day the Full moon. Some say the Last Visible Cresent. Let us view the Light in His word.
20 To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word,it is because there is no light in them.
He never said to use the darkness for a sign. Never.
Then Elohim said, “Let there be LIGHTS in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them (THE LIGHTS) be for signs and for appointed times, and for days and years;
Some speak about Psalms 81:3 and say that it speaks of the dark moon. If scripture is to agree with itself, it all must be one picture. Not two.
You will find in many translations the following:
Blow the trumpet at the New moon, at the Full Moon, on our feast days.
Although some translations might read this way, it is not what the verse says at all.
Psalm 81:3 says: Tawkah shofar chodesh kece chag yom
Tawkah means to Blow.
Shofar means a Rams Horn.
Chodesh means a Month
Kece means at the in the Fullness of the Appointed Times (or full moon)
Chag means Feast
Yom means Day.
The word translated as the beginning of the month, or the head of the month is Rosh. Rosh does not appear in this text. In other words, the scripture does not refer to the start of the month, that is, the new moon. It refers to the appointed time when the moon is full.
Kece is only used in one other place in scripture in Proverbs 7:20 and here it also means at the day appointed.
And will come home on the appointed day.
Kece means to the appointed time which is covered with Light – it comes from the word kacah which means to cover.
So the verse should be read as:
Psalms 81:3 says:
3 Blow the Rams horn during the month, during the fullness of the appointed time, upon the feast days.
So how do we know that it is the Light we should be following? We read the following in Psalms 119:105:
Your word is a lamp to my feet,
and a light to my path.
His word is His Light is it not? A Light that we might see. What is it we see when we look?
We see Light upon New Moon day, the first, the second and the third Sabbaths in His word.
There is no Light upon the fourth Sabbath. One cannot see it anywhere in His word.
If anyone would like to discuss this further I would be happy to go through this subject with you. All you need to do is this:
- Show me light upon the fourth Sabbath in His word (for I cannot see it) and then
- Show me where there is no light upon New Moon day in His word (I can see this quite clearly).
By doing this we will be able to use the Light He gives us to guide our path. Are you able to do this? If not, have you asked yourself why not How can we be speaking according to His word if we cannot show others the Light He provides?
“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.” (1 Corinthians 13:12)
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12)“Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, Elohim.” (Psalm 89:15)“You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going. Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.” (John 12:35-36)
” I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” (John 9:4-5)
“The new moon holds its place among the feasts for many reasons.First, because it is the beginning of the month, and the beginning, both in number and in time, deserves honour.Secondly, because when it arrives, nothing in heaven is left without light, for while at the conjunction, when the moon is lost to sight under the sun, the side which faces the earth is darkened, when the new month begins, it resumes its natural brightness.The third reason is, that the stronger or more powerful element (the sun) at that time supplies the help which is needed to the smaller and the weaker (the moon).For it is just then that the sun begins to illuminate the moon with the light which we perceive and the moon reveals its own beauty to the eye. “