Today I was thinking about something and heard these words.
“Blessed are those who walk in His Light.”
And I stopped and thought… is that even in the scriptures? So I did a search and came across Psalms 89:15 where it says:
Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, Yahuwah, in the light of thy countenance.
What does that mean? I was looking at some other translations such as the amplified versions, and note they say the following:
Blessed and happy are the people who know the joyful sound [of the trumpet’s blast]! They walk, Yahuwah, in the light and favour of Your countenance! (AMP)
Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are the people who know the joyful sound [who understand and appreciate the spiritual blessings symbolized by the feasts]; they walk, Yahuwah, in the light and favor of Your countenance!
Straight away I see here that the sound of the trumpets – that tells us when His appointed times commenced, was foretold by the Light of His presence.
The word light comes from the hebrew word ‘owr (H216). In the concordance it refers to the Light of the day or daybreak, dawn, the morning light, the light of instruction. It also refers to the Light from the sun, the moon and the stars.
The day starts with Light, just as Yahuwah is Light. Light has always been. There has never been a time when Light did not exist. It is the time when we learn. It is the time when the sun is seen in the morning. The sun, moon and stars all provide Light. In the same way the Light is for learning, the Light we find in His word is reflected by the moon from the sun.
We cannot hope to look at the sun, in the same way we cannot hope to look at the Father. We can look at the Son as the Son reflects the Father. In the same way, we can look at the moon as the moon reflects the sun.
Yahuwah said that the moon sets the appointed times. The sun knows it’s going down (Psalms 104:19). There is only one way in which we can view the new moon and still have all of this Light – provided to us by the moon – reflect that which is in the scriptures.
The new moon is the First visible crescent. Why? Because just as there is no Light from the moon upon the last Sabbath, there is no light from His word upon the last Sabbath in His word. And in the same manner, as there is Light from the new moon seen, there is also Light shining in His word upon this event as we do see it.
I have had one tell me that I should not use the “metaphorical light” to represent the actual Light. To me that is the same as saying, you cannot use a parable to have any literal meaning.
In Luke 8, the disciples ask what is the purpose of the parable. Yahshua answers:
Luke 8:10 10 And He said, “To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of Elohim, but to the rest it is given in parables, that ‘Seeing they may not see, And hearing they may not understand.’
Parables were given to provide an understanding of what was spiritual to what is literal and hide that understanding from those who did not want to know. Yahshua Himself then uses a parable which speaks of Light:
Luke 8:16-18 16 “No one, when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a vessel or puts it under a bed, but sets it on a lampstand, that those who enter may see the light. 17 For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light. 18 Therefore take heed how you hear. For whoever has, to him more will be given; and whoever does not have, even what he seems to have will be taken from him.”
Now consider what has just been said, and consider the entire scriptures as a parable. Something which contains meaning within. You see, there is no literal mention of how to calculate Yahuwahs appointed times. If Yahuwah wanted to keep this hidden from the eyes of the wicked, who would He do so? He has just told us in Luke 8:10. He provides us with the mysteries of the kingdom in a parable format, such that the people might know this way, but to the rest, that they might see but not see, and hear but not understand,
In the same manner, He provides Light upon the events where there was Light from the moon. He provides the most Light from the moon upon the events where there was the most in His word. He would hide the single event where there was no Light,and in doing so, the thing which is secret, is revealed and comes to Light, that we might know His appointed times.
And that is exactly what He has done. I have tried explaining this to many. Some see it clearly. Others do not. There are those who are really going to struggle with this – Isn’t it time to step back and look at the whole, and what we see in the whole, such that we might SEE that which is hidden ??
How else is it that upon the ninth plague in Eygpt, we see the people in darkness for three days, but scripture tells us in Exodus 10 that the children of Israel were surrounded by darkness, but at the same time had Light in their dwellings.
23 They did not see one another; nor did anyone rise from his place for three days. But all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.
This, I understand, is telling us when it occurred. At the end of the twelfth month. For the next plagues we see occurs upon the 14th day of the month – just 2 weeks later.
In the original scripture we started with, Pslams 89:15, we see the last word as countenance. In scripture, it is referred to as a “face” or “that which occurs in front of one”. It can refer to a time before now in the sense that one is “facing” in that direction to look at something. It does not always refer to a forward direction, but can also refer to a past direction. It comes from the Hebrew word “Paniym” (H6440).
Which brings me to the name Aaron. You see Aaron means a Light-bringer. He was the brother of Moses and was the first High Preist (H175).
What I find interesting is this in relation to the word Panyim. As I have just mentioned it depends which way you are facing – forward or backward – the light travels in both directions.
Aaron spelled forwards means Light-bringer. Aaron pronounced backward is neharah (H5105). It means Light, or Daylight. Both forwards and backward, the Light shines and it cannot be put out.
Here is how I would write in English Psalms 89:15
Blessed are the people who know the sound of the trumpets (Teruwah). For they shall walk with Yahuwahs Light in their face.