Genesis 7:11-12, 24
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month, on that same day all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the windows and floodgates of the heavens were opened.
12 It rained on the earth for forty days and forty nights.….
24 The waters covered [all of] the earth for a hundred and fifty days.Genesis 8:4
4 On the seventeenth day of the seventh month, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.
22 On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
He tells us the following in His word, and many people use this to say: “See – we should not follow His appointed times”. But rather they are looking at it from the wrong viewpoint.
In Hosea 2:1-13 we read of how Yahuwah says that Israel Is no longer His wife and He is no longer her husband. It tells us that this is the result of her playing the harlot with others (that is other gods).
And so we read in verse 11 how He removes their appointed times. (Make sure you read that whole section – verse 1 – 13, as the picture it paints is amazing.)
Hosea 2:1111 “I will also put an end to all her rejoicing,Her feasts, her New Moons, her Sabbaths,
All her appointed times.
6 And He has violently broken down His temple like a [fragile] garden hedge;
He has destroyed His appointed meeting place.
Yahuwah has caused the appointed times and the Sabbaths
To be forgotten in Zion
And has despised and rejected the king and the priest
In the indignation of His anger.
2 Kings 20:8-10
8 Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “What will be the sign that Yahuwah will [completely] heal me, and that I shall go up to the house of Yahuwah on the third day?”
9 Isaiah said, “This will be the sign to you from Yahuwah, that He will do the thing that He has spoken: shall the shadow [indicating the time of day] go forward ten steps, or go backward ten steps?”
10 Hezekiah answered, “It is easy for the shadow to go forward ten steps; no, but let the shadow turn backward ten steps.”
11 So Isaiah the prophet called out to Yahuwah, and He brought the shadow on the steps ten steps backward by which it had gone down on the sundial of Ahaz.
4 Then the word of Yahuwah came to Isaiah, saying,
5 “Go and say to Hezekiah, ‘For Yahuwah, the Elohim of Dawid your father says this, “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; listen carefully, I will add fifteen years to your life.
6 I will rescue you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city [Yahrusalem].”
7 “This shall be the sign to you from Yahuwah, that Yahuwah will do this thing that He has spoken:
8 Listen carefully, I will turn the shadow on the stairway [denoting the time of day] ten steps backward, the shadow on the stairway (sundial) of Ahaz.” And the sunlight went ten steps backward on the stairway where it had [previously] gone down.
Matthew 7 :7 says:
7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
Those from among you
Shall build the old waste places;
You shall raise up the foundations of many generations;
And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach,
The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.
13 “If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath,
From doing your pleasure on My holy day,
And call the Sabbath a delight,
The holy day of Yahuwah honorable,
And shall honor Him, not doing your own ways,
Nor finding your own pleasure,
Nor speaking your own words,
14 Then you shall delight yourself in Yahuwah;
And I will cause you to ride on the high hills of the earth,And feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father.
The mouth of Yahuwah has spoken.”
We should be walking as He shows us. In Revelation 12 we see a woman. A pure woman. Shes uses the sun to see. She walks with the moon at her feet. She has a garland of 12 starts above her head. Why?
It is so she knows His appointed times. The sun provides the day. The moon marks where the days are counted from, and sets the appointed times. The garland of 12 stars marks the specific months .
14 Then Elohim said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for appointed times, and for days and for years;
1 Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars.
2 Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.
6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by Yahuwah, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
37 For the coming of the Son of Man (the Messiah) will be just like the days of Noah.Luke 17:26
26 And just as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be in the time of [the second coming of] the Son of Man: