In the Bible, neither Saturday nor Sunday is the true Sabbath!
The commandments say:
It's not Sunday.
(Sunday is the first day of the week.)
Sunday is the BIG FRAUD.
Saturday is the seventh day of the Gregorian Calendar. (that's Pope Gregory xiii)
Saturday is the SUBTLE DECEPTION.
Because it's based on the SAME ROMAN CALENDAR as Sunday!
The Sabbath is not on the Roman Calendar.
To find the Bible Sabbath you need to use the Bible Calendar.
All the Feasts (SABBATH, PASSOVER, TABERNACLES, etc) use the same calendar.
They do not use the calendars of:
- Julius Caesar (Julian Calendar, 46-45 BC, separated the week from the lunar cycle and made it a continuous 8 day cycle)
- Constantine (Sunday Law, AD 321; Council of Nicaea, AD 325)
- Pope Gregory xiii (calendar, AD 1582)
- Rabbi Hillel ii and the Sanhedrin (final meeting in AD 359 changed calendar in reaction to Constantine's persecutions)
They use the Biblical Calendar, based upon the phases of the MOON. (see Gen 1:14, Psalm 81:3, 104:19).
The month starts with New Moon Day. It looks like this:
The format of the Biblical Month.
(NM = New Moon, W = Work day, S = Sabbath)
On this calendar, the Sabbaths are always in the same place: The 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th of the month. Of course they are 7 days apart, but the count starts every month.
- The first day of the month is New Moon Day.
- Then the seven day week begins, and the 8th day of the month being the Sabbath, is announced by this moon shape:
- The 15th day (the next Sabbath) is the full moon.
- The 22nd (another Sabbath) is announced by this moon shape:
- The moon for the 29th (the last Sabbath) is just a sliver.
- The next month begins with the next new moon, and the count of days begins again.
The Scriptures often mention the words "New Moon" and "Sabbath" together. Here are some examples:
Many people think that there is a big difference between the Seventh day Sabbath and an annual Sabbath.
They feel that the Seventh day Sabbath uses a continuous weekly cycle, but the annual Sabbaths use the lunar calendar. Is this the case? The fact that there is only one true calendar is seen by studying the Fourth Commandment as given in Exodus and Deuteronomy. The version in Exodus is familiar:
The commandments as repeated in Deuteronomy 5 by Moses show something unusual with the Fourth Commandment.
So we see that the Fourth commandment in Deuteronomy does not mention Creation at all. Instead, it talks about the exodus from Egypt.
When did the Almighty bring them out from Egypt with a mighty hand?
They left Egypt on the Sabbath of Unleavened Bread, at night. This was the same day as the seventh day Sabbath. This can be seen by examining the Fourth Commandment as recorded in two different renderings.
- The Fourth Commandment in Exodus 20 clearly references the seventh day Sabbath based on Creation.
- The Fourth Commandment in Deuteronomy 5 clearly references the seventh day Sabbath based on the deliverance from Egypt, which occurred on the evening of the Sabbath of Unleavened Bread.
All of the months in the Hebrew calendar start at the new moon. The feast days (Passover, Tabernacles, etc) are based on a lunar calendar. No one disputes this. The seventh day Sabbath is the first of the feast days listed in Leviticus 23. It is also based on the lunar calendar. This shocking truth is being revealed in these last days and has great significance for future events.
Examples of the Lunar Calendar
1. The Battle of JerichoHow did they march around Jericho seven days, in offensive battle readiness, and not violate the seventh day Sabbath? You could just say:
Or you could look for a better explanation. Perhaps they started on the New Moon day, had a seven day march, and then rested on the eighth day of the month, which was the Sabbath. The "Book of Jasher", which is not Scripture but is historically useful, even says the march started on the New Moon.
2. The Consecration of Aaron
This began on the New Moon, and lasted for seven days During those seven days, the tabernacle was closed.
This did not disrupt the Sabbath. On the eighth day of the month, the whole congregation gathered and the glory of the Almighty appeared. The eighth day of the month was the Sabbath.
The eighth day of the month is always the Sabbath.
(The story of the consecration of Aaron and his sons begins in Exodus 40:1-2, continues in verses 12-15 and then in Leviticus 8:1-9:23.)
3. The Manna and the Quail
Exactly one lunar month after they left Egypt, the people congregated together on the fifteenth day of the month, and they took that opportunity to complain to Moses about the lack of food. The story is in Exodus 16.
It specifically said that the quails would come "at even", and that the bread would come the next "morning". The simplest explanation for this is that the day, the fifteenth of the month, was the Sabbath, and that the people were to wait until after sunset before gathering food.
(Although the Hebrew can be understood either way, this agrees with the punctuation in the Septuagint, which shows them complaining, not travelling, on the fifteenth.) The quail was given in the evening after the Sabbath had past. The manna was given on the mornings of all the workdays, and twice as much on the Preparation day.
- 1st month - Unleavened bread Sabbath was the 15th.
- 2nd month - Sabbath when they complained was the 15th.
- 3rd month - When was the Sabbath?
On the third month the whole congregation assembled before the Almighty. It is at this event that they utter their infamous promise in Exodus 19.8:
They quickly broke this promise with the Golden Calf!
But when did this assembly occur?On the 15th day of the third month! They left Egypt on the 15th day of the first month, and they came to Sinai on the 15th day of the third month.
4. In the Promised LandForty years later, just in case the new generation missed the point, the lesson is repeated.
- the 14th was the Passover
- the 15th was the Sabbath of Unleavened Bread
- the 16th was the first day of the week
The manna was expected on the 16th, the first day of the week. But it did not come (it "ceased") since the people were now in the Promised Land. For forty years the manna had demonstrated the calendar: extra on the Preparation Day, and none on the Sabbath. Now it ended, on the 16th, giving the Almighty's stamp of approval on the 15th being the seventh day Sabbath.
5. The Feast of TabernaclesThe Feast of Tabernacles is a seven-day feast, as stated six times in Leviticus 23:34-42. The feast begins on the 15th day of the month which is a Sabbath, lasts for seven days, and then the eighth day, the 22nd of the month is a Sabbath. Here's just two of the verses from Leviticus 23:
When most Jews celebrate this Feast today, two problems occur:
- The Saturday "Sabbath" will fall at some random day between the 15th and 22nd of the Lunar month. This will give two Sabbaths in the seven day feast.
- In order to fulfill Lev. 23:39, they have to make the feast eight days long (instead of seven), and make the eighth day a Sabbath. (It actually already is the lunar Sabbath, but they don't know it.)
This is because they are mixing two calendars!
Because they are now using the mixed calendar, the Rabbis have developed "Rules of Postponement" to avoid a clash. For example, they don't want the Day of Atonement to be adjacent to a Sabbath. However, if a Lunar Sabbath is used, then the Day of Atonement is always five days from the Sabbath.
6. Jesus kept the Lunar Sabbath
Yeshua healed a blind man on the Sabbath, the 22nd day of the seventh month. John 7:2 says that it was the Feast of Tabernacles, and John 7:37 says that on the last great day of the seven day feast, Yeshua announced that he was the source of living water. Then in John 7:53 we read that everyone went home (for the night) and the next verse, John 8:1, says that Yeshua went to the Mount of Olives. The next verse says that in the morning they all went to the temple. The actual healing and the reaction of the Pharisees is the subject of John chapter 9. Some people try to use this scripture to say that the Sabbath was on the 23rd. But this argument requires that the Feast of Tabernacles be eight days long, not seven days, as specified in Leviticus.
Yeshua died on the Passover, the 14th day of the first month, according to the Lunar calendar. The next day, the 15th, was the Sabbath, as it always is. He rose on the first day of the week, according to that same calendar, not according to the pagan calendar. The argument that Sunday is the day of the Resurrection is NOT based on Scripture.
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