The full moon is not the new moon

Parts of the following article has been taken from a video on the subject made by a YouTuber called “TheTribesOfJudahTeach”. I have taken this video and have reworked it into this written article. The reason it has been reformated is because “TheTribesOfJudahTeach” do not currently see the Sabbath upon this calendar presented.  I hope you enjoy this article written with the view that there was only one calendar given to us by the Father and ALL His appointed times are found upon it.

There are some out there, who for one reason or another, believe that the full moon is the new moon. Other views are the dark moon is the new moon and another view again is the first visible crescent is the new moon. By the time you complete this article, you should have no question as to what the new moon is.

The understanding that the full moon is the new moon generally comes from Psalms 81:3 which says:

Psalms 81:3 (KJV)
Blow up the trumpet in the new moon,
in the time appointed,
on our solemn feast day.

In Hebrew it reads a little different:

Psalms 81:3
Blow up (taqa) in the new moon (chodesh) the trumpet (showphar),

At the full moon (kece)
On the day (yowm)  of our feasts (chag).

Psalms 81
The word translated in the KJV version of the scriptures as “in the time appointed” is “kece”. The word Kece means “full moon”.

Kece 1

The word means to be covered with Light. The “covering” of Light comes from the root word “kacah”. Kacah is used in the terms of covering something. Normally we would understand covering something to mean hidden, but at the same time, the moon can be covered with Light, making it a full moon and seen. Without its covering of light it is not seen.

kacah

So what we are seeing in the KJV version in this scripture where it says “in the time appointed” is actually referring to the full moon. So reading it again in the hebrew translation makes this clear:

Psalms 81:3
Blow up (taqa) in the new moon (chodesh) the trumpet (showphar),

At the full moon (kece)
On the day (yowm)  of our feasts (chag).

So far we have the new moon, the full moon and the feasts all in the same scripture. Is this saying then that the full moon is the new moon? There is no word “and” between these two, which from an English view, would seem to join the two together being equal.

Psalms 81:3
Blow up (taqa) in the new moon (chodesh) the trumpet (showphar),

At the full moon (kece)
On the day (yowm)  of our feasts (chag).

We should also recognise that the feasts are also mentioned in the scripture and there is nothing in this scripture which tells us that the feasts are not started upon the new moon or the full moon either. There is no word “and” here either.

Psalms 81:3
Blow up (taqa) in the new moon (chodesh) the trumpet (showphar),

At the full moon (kece)
On the day (yowm)  of our feast (chag).

If we were to assume that the new moon is the full moon, we would also have to assume then that the feasts start at the new moon. But is this what the scriptures show us?

Scripture tells us that we require two to three witnesses to be able to establish something.

If we continue with this scripture, we read the following:

Psalms 81:4-5
4 For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the Elohim of Jacob.
5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he (Israel) went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.

This is speaking of the time that Israel left Egypt. The time when they left being captives in Egypt. The time when Israel’s burden was removed.

Psalms 81:6
6I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.

So the next thing we need to look at was when was it that Elhoim removed the burden from Israel’s shoulder? This was done when the people of Israel left the captivity of Egypt.  In verse 3 it tells us that it was a full moon when the people left.

Psalms 81:3
Blow up (taqa) in the new moon (chodesh) the trumpet (showphar),

At the full moon (the time appointed – kece)
On the day (yowm)  of our feasts (chag)

Yahuwah Elohim delivered Israel out of Egypt upon a full moon at the time appointed as this is the testimony we are told.

Psalms 81:5
This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he (Israel) went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.

You see, Scripture tells us that Israel left Egypt upon a full moon. If we continue to look at scripture, we will find out what day that was upon.

Numbers 33:1-3
1 These are the journeys of the children of Israel, which went forth out of the land of Egypt with their armies under the hand of Moses and Aaron.
2 And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of Yahuwah: and these are their journeys according to their goings out.

Verse 3 tells us which day it was they left:

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.

Pslams 81:3 tells us it was a full moon when they left out of Egypt. It was the time appointed.

Psalms 81:3
Blow up (taqa) in the new moon (chodesh) the trumpet (showphar),

At the full moon (the time appointed – kece)
On the day (yowm)  of our feasts (chag)

These two scriptures tells us that the fifteenth day of the month is a full moon. So the question is then, how can the new moon, which occurs upon the first day of the month, be the full moon, which occurs on the fifteenth day of the month?

We can see that the new moon is always the first day of the month. For example in 1 Samuel 20:24-27 it says:

1 Samuel 20:24
24 So David hid himself in the field: and when the new moon was come, the king sat him down to eat meat.

25 And the king sat upon his seat, as at other times, even upon a seat by the wall: and Jonathan arose, and Abner sat by Saul’s side, and David’s place was empty.

26 Nevertheless Saul spake not any thing that day: for he thought, Something hath befallen him, he is not clean; surely he is not clean.

27 And it came to pass on the morrow, which was the second day of the month, that David’s place was empty: and Saul said unto Jonathan his son, Wherefore cometh not the son of Jesse to meat, neither yesterday, nor to day?

You see, the new moon was the first day of the month. The morrow after the the moon, was the second day of the month. The full moon is the fifteenth day of the month. So we can be certain that it was a full moon when Israel left Egypt because it was the fifteenth day.

Numbers 33:3
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.

We know that the fifteenth day of the month, the day after the passover, is the appointed time of unleavened bread.

Leviticus 23:5-6
5 On the fourteenth day of the first monthat even is Yahuwah’s passover.
6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the appointed time of unleavened bread unto Yahuwah: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.

The fifteenth day of the month was the start of the appointed time of unleavened bread. These dates were all counted from the new moon and the start of them was upon the fifteenth day of the month at the full moon.

In Exodus 12:1-2 we see that the new moon was the first day of the month. It was where everything was to be counted from.

Exodus 12:1-2
1 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt saying,
2 This new moon (chodesh) shall be unto you the beginning of new moons (chodesh): it shall be the first new moon (chodesh) of the year to you.

Thus Psalms 81:3 is telling us where the days proceeding are counted from. They are counted from the new moon.

Psalms 81:3
Blow up (taqa) in the new moon (chodesh) the trumpet (showphar),

At the full moon (the time appointed – kece)
On the day (yowm)  of our feasts (chag)

The Full moon is where the feast days are counted from.

Psalms 81:3
Blow up (taqa) in the new moon (chodesh) the trumpet (showphar),

At the full moon (the time appointed – kece)
On the day (yowm)  of our feasts (chag)

You see the trumpets were not just blown upon the solemn feast days, but were also blown upon the new moons as well. We see this in Numbers 10:10

Numbers 10:10
10 Also on the day of your gladness, and on the appointed times, and in the beginnings of the new moons (months), ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial before your Elohim: I AM Yahuwah Elohim.

The new moons were the first day of the month. The fifteenth day of the month marked the solemn feasts and also the full moon.

Some people also like to quote from the Apocrypha. They commonly use Sirach 43. Here we find the following:

Sirach 43:7 (NSRV)
7 From the moon comes the sign for feast days,
 a light that wanes when it completes its course.

Some people come to the conclusion that this is saying that the full moon is the start of the month. But rather the verse speaks the opposite, as the feasts start upon the 15th day of the month, and from that time, when the moon is full, the moon decreases in light right through to the end of the month.

You see verse 6 tells us that the moon marks the seasons and governs the times

Sirach 43:6
6 He made the moon also to serve in her season for a declaration of times
and a sign to the world.

The role of the moon is to declare all the times and in particular, it declares the feasts.

Sirach 43:7 (NSRV)
7 From the moon comes the sign for feast days,
 a light that wanes when it completes its course.

The appointed time of Unleavened bread and booths, both start upon the fifteenth day after the new moon. From the fifteenth day, when the light of the moon is full, the light starts to decrease.

Verse 8 then tells us that the new moon renews itself right after completing its course:

Sirach 43:8-9 (NSRV)
8 The new moon, as its name suggests, renews itself;
    how marvelous it is in this change,
a beacon to the hosts on high,
    shining in the vault of the heavens!

Its course is complete when the moon looses its light. It then begins to renew itself. The word new moon in Hebrew is the word chodesh:

chodesh

It comes from the word chadash, which tells us that it means to renew or to repair.

chadash

The process of repairing starts with the first visible crescent and ends when the moon is no longer seen. The new moon rebuilds itself to become the full moon – where it is completely built, from where the feasts are declared and then wanes to complete its course.

This is what the new moon looks like (It may be upside down depending upon which hemisphere you live in). It is the first stage in the rebuilding towards the full moon.

New

The full moon looks like this. You do not rebuild the full moon as it is fully constructed:

Full

There is a lot more than just this in scripture, which also tells us that the new moon is the first visible crescent. For example. Have you ever looked to see what events we can see in His word? To see something in His word, means that He has placed Light upon it.

He tells us that His word is a lamp and a light that we may see where to walk. It would seem unusual to me if the Father was to place light upon an event which has no physical light upon it. What do I mean?

Imagine a beam of Light going around a clock. Starting from the 12, there is no light, but as the beam starts to move around the clock, you start to see the 1. as the Light moves more light is starting to be seen and you can see the 2 clearer. With each number, the light becomes brighter and the numbers can be seen clearer.

By the time the Light reaches the number 6, it is the brightest light you have seen. Then the light starts to fade. 7,8 9,10 and 11. But just as it passes the 11, the light fades so nothing is seen. The 12 is never seen. But we know that there is a 12 indeed as the space between the 11 and the 1 tells us that there is the number 12.

Clock

This example is like a parable in the scriptures. It shows us something many seem to pass by and never actually notice. You see He tells us the following:

Psalms 119:105
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path.

Consider this using the clock example above. If we see something in His word, it is a Light. It is used to guide the way we walk. It is a Light to our path. Interestingly in the example of the clock above, we see Light on all numbers except the 12. The other interesting thing is that because the 12 is not seen, it also has a light in the sense that it is not seen. That is. the Light we have is that it is not seen.

So let us take this simple frame of reference and apply it to his word. The following image shows us the events we see in His word, and the single event we do not see in His word. Yes, It is just one event we do not see. Just one. Much like the 12 on the clock above, we only have the “light” that it is not seen.

Sabbath days

You see there is a distinctive pattern here. Each of the events, from new moon day, the first, second and third Sabbaths all have light upon them.

Looking at our diagram of the clock, the new moon would be like the initial light we see as we just pass the unseen 12. Then by the time we reach the second Sabbath, much like the 6 on the clock, the light intensifies to its fullest. Then the light starts to diminish back to the fourth Sabbath where we do not have any light.

Clock-Moon phase

 

The third Sabbath is the last event we see light upon in His word. In fact we read in John 9:4 the following which occurred upon the third Sabbath of the month.

John 9:4
4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day (Light): the night cometh, when no man can work (darkness).

You see the Father has shown us in His word when new Moon day is. There is a wealth of information on this subject out there, but the Father tells us to follow the narrow path. To follow His word.

Clock-Moon phase with glasses

 

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3 comments

    1. Today the cycle of the moon is 29.5 days long. In the scriptures we find that the cycle of the moon took 30 days. This means that the full moon today would be seen a little earlier than the 15th day.

      Let me explain a little more fully:

      We read in scripture, how Israel was given a divorce because of their unfaithfuless. The time we use to spend with the Father, upon His new moons and His appointed times, we are told, were to be removed from the people in Hosea 2:11

      Hosea 2:11
      11 I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts.

      This was done by the shortening of the day. We see this in 2 Kings 20

      2 Kings 20:1-3
      1 In those days [when Sennacherib first invaded Judah] Hezekiah became deathly ill. The prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came and said to him, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die and not recover.’”
      2 Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to Yahuwah, saying,
      3 “Please, Yahuwah, remember now how I have walked before You in faithfulness and truth and with a whole heart, and have done what is good in Your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

      We then see something Yahuwah telling Isaiah to go back to Hezekiah, for He was going to add fifteen years to his life.

      2 Kings 20:4-7
      4 Before Isaiah had gone out of the middle courtyard, the word of Yahuwah came to him, saying,
      5 “Go back and tell Hezekiah the leader of My people, ‘Thus says Yahuwah, the Elohim of David your father: “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears. Behold, I am healing you; on the third day you shall go up to the house of Yahuwah.
      6 I will add fifteen years to your life and save you and this city [Jerusalem] from the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will protect this city for My own sake and for My servant David’s sake.”’”
      7 Then Isaiah said, “Bring a cake of figs. And they brought it and placed it on the [painful] inflammation, and he recovered.”

      And this is where we see time changed in His word.

      2 Kings 20:8-11
      8 Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “What will be the sign that Yahuwah will 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.

      This we also see reflected in Isaiah 38:

      Isaiah 38:4-8
      4 And the word of Yahuwah came to Isaiah, saying,
      5 “Go and tell Hezekiah, ‘Thus says Yahuwah, the Elohim of David your father: “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will add to your days fifteen years.
      6 I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria, and I will defend this city.”’
      7 And this is the sign to you from Yahuwah, that Yahuwah will do this thing which He has spoken:
      8 “Behold, I will bring the shadow on the sundial, which has gone down with the sun on the sundial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward.” So the sun returned ten degrees on the dial by which it had gone down.

      How did this affect the calendar?
      By turning the shadow backward on the stairs ten steps, the length of the day was increased. Because of the information provided in the scriptures we are able to work out roughly how much time this added to a day and apply that to a year.

      In a full day, we have 24 hours with each hour having 60 minutes. But in the hours of daylight, we have approximately half this amount, around 12 hours.

      The number of degrees in one-hour equals:

      A 360-degree circle (on a sundial) divided by 12 hours of sunlight (average day)
      = 30 degrees per hour.
      The number of minutes in 10 degrees is 1/3 of 30

      1/3rd of 30 degrees is 10 degrees.
      1/3rd of an hour (60 minutes) equals 20 minutes.
      10 degrees would therefore, equal 20 minutes.
      In the days of Hezekiah, it is believed that the sundial was a series of stairs that had two sides which stepped up towards each other and met in the middle. We cannot be certain how many steps there were, but if there were 360 steps, the 20 minutes would be accurate. 360 steps could not only tell you the time of day but also tell you the day of the year.

      So now we know that there were an extra 20 minutes added per day. How does this affect the length of a 360 day year?

      20 minutes per day x 360 days = 7200 extra minutes per year.
      7200 extra minutes per year / 60 minutes in an hour = 120 hours per year.
      120 extra hours per year / 24 hours in a day = 5 days per year.
      The length of a year went from 360 days to 365 days. Looking at what we see in the 8th century BC, we tend to find either a year with 365 days (solar), a year with 354 days (lunar) or both.

      In the later part of Hosea 2 we see the appointed times being restored. (Have a read of all of Hosea 2). This occurs at the appointed time of trumpets. We know this to be the case (that there were 30 days in a month) as the scripture also tells us that the days shall be as the days of Noah:

      Matthew 24:37
      37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.

      We see this also in Luke 17

      Luke 17:26
      6 And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man.

      Many look at this scripture and speak simply of the way in which man was behaving. But let me share something with you that the Father shared with me. There is something here many do not see. Let’s take a look at how time was structured in the days of Noah as that is where the scripture points us to:

      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.

      So from the seventeenth day of the second month to the seventeenth day of the seventh month, there were one hundred and fifty days. The number of months equals 7 – 2 = 5 months. 150 days divided by 5 months = 30 days each month.

      If the number of days in the month were 30 days, then is that what we see also in Revelation concerning the time spoken of in Matthew?

      Revelation 11:2-3
      2 But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months.
      3 And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.”

      Revelation 12:6,14
      6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
      ….
      14 But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.

      Revelation 13:5
      5 And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months.

      In these scriptures, we learn that 1260 days is described as time, times and half a time, or 42 months. Here, time = 1 year. Times = 2 x Time = 2 years. Half a Time = 1/2 a year. Together that equal 3 and a half years.

      So the short answer is -> at present the full moon will arrive a little earlier than the 15th. When time is restored again, it will again be the 15th day.

      I pray that makes sense.

      Robert

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