There are over 100 references to the weekly Shabbat in Scripture!
And there is not a single verse that helps us establish dates for them or dates of the month for them as with all other appointed times.
Here are just a few examples:
Shemot 出20:8-11; Shemot 出31:12-17; Shemot 出35:2-3; Wayiqra 利19:3; Wayiqra 23:1-3; Wayiqra 利26:2; Devarim 申5:12-15
So the only HINT CLUE SIGN we are given is in conjunction with the 1st Shabbat in Week one when it is called the 7th day, not Shabbat.
It is from there that we must make a decision on just how to count to 7
Why Does The Torah Year Start On Day 4 Week One?
The first month of the Torah year is Aviv the month of the Exodus. Shemot-Exodus 出12:1 And HWHY spoke to Moshe and Aharon in the land of Mitzrayim, saying, 2 This month shall be for you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year for you.
Understanding this is a key! The wording in Deuteronomy申 16: 1 amazingly confirms all this by referring to the OT-VISIBLE SIGN [direct east-west shadow] of the Aviv, the turn of the year. We read: Deuteronomy 16:1:
Shomer the month of the Aviv-OT, and shomer the Pesach to YHWH your Elohim: for in the month of Aviv YHWH your Elohim brought you forth out of Mitzrayim by night. RSTNE
Now you may be asking yourself… Why are they starting the year on Aviv 1 Day 4 of the First Week of the Year and not on the first day of the first week of the New Year? Great question! We will let the Scriptures answer that for us. Look at Beresheet-Genesis:
Genesis 1:14 And Elohim said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the shamayim to divide the yom from the night; and let them be for signs-witnesses-otot [visible signs], and for moadim, and for [all] days, and years:
Genesis 1:15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the shamayim to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
Genesis 1:16 And Elohim made-asah [assigned] two great lights; the greater light to rule the yom, and the lesser light to rule the night: therefore namely the cochavim.
Genesis 1:17 And Elohim set them in the firmament of the shamayim to give light upon the earth,
Genesis 1:18 And to rule over the yom and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and Elohim saw that it was tov.
Genesis 1:19 And the evening and the morning were Yom Reeve-DAY FOUR. RSTNE
YHWH assigned the lights on Day 4 of week one; therefore no Shabbats or feast counts, seasons, days or months can commence until then, although days 1-3 are included in the creation week, being the last 3 days of the previous year. All weekly Shabbats months and feasts must be counted from this point, which is ALWAYS AVIV 1, the yearly day of The Spring Equinox and always Yom Revee-Day 4 of week 1.
It was commonly known custom and practice to determine Shabbat based on Aviv 1 Day 4 of the first week, so there was no need for Adon Yahushua to change anything. All the people and synagogues were following a 7 day solar cycle based on Aviv 1 the equinox and day 4 of the week and recall that this was way before the Julian calendar. Surely the Jews and Zadokites would never use the 8 day cycle Roman calendar nor the Julian Roman updated one in 49 BC. So we are left with unanimous agreement that in 1st century Judea, that the Shabbat was on set dates of the month, every 7 days from Aviv 1 coinciding with Day 4 of week 1, a feat that will not work on any rabbinical (Hillel) or gentile (Gregorian) calendar. Seems like the corrupt temple leaders used the lunar times for the feasts but solar based weekly Shabbats were common knowledge and the only viable option among all sects in Israel and thus no need to change or challenge it. The moon based Shabbats did not work as they did not maintain a 7 day unbroken cycle of days, as the last week of each month had an 8 or 9 day gap before the first alleged Shabbat of the new month. The Zadokites would never have used this comical method.
Yovleem-Jubilees 2:8-These four great works YHWH created on the 3rd day. And on the 4th day He created the sun and the moon and the stars, and set them in the firmament of the heaven, to give light upon all the earth, and to rule over the day and the night, and divide the; Jubilees 2:9 Light from the darkness. And YHWH appointed the SUN TO BE A GREAT SIGN on the earth for days and; Jubilees 2:10 For [weekly] Shabbats and for months- the Chodesh/renewal- and for feasts and for years and for the Shabbat of years and for the Jubilees and for all seasons of the years. And it divides the light from the darkness [and] for prosperity, that all things may prosper which shoot and grow on the earth. These three kinds He made-assigned-assah on the 4th day.
Leading Dead Sea Scholar and Israeli Author & Professor Rachel Elior confirms this; I quote from Professor Elior in a letter to us: “All what you wrote is correct. The priestly calendar found among the Dead Sea Scrolls is earlier in number of centuries, than the Christian calendar. You are right, the cycle of the Sabbaths should be starting as follows: The year starts in the spring in the month of Aviv=Nisan. It should always start on Day 4 Week # 1, (the day when the luminaries were created-assigned) which is always the day after the Vernal Equinox. Thus the first of the month is Day 4, 1/1, The second is Day 5, 1/2, The third is Day 6, 1/3, the fourth is Day 7, the first Shabbat of the New Year on 1/4, Aviv 4 and every 7 days after that.”
The first Shabbat is Always on Aviv 4 & Every 7 days After That
When is the True Genesis Ch. 1 Shabbat Day?
Count to 7…. 1, 2 ,3, 4, 5, 6, 7-Shabbat! The Shabbat is the 7th day! That is what everyone is telling you right? That is easy right! Not so fast!!
When you start the cycle and when you end it is paramount. In the time of Adon Yahushua, for all of Judea, as well as for the exiled Zadokite priests, there were only a few options from whence to take a 7 day cycle. They are as follows:
-The Old Roman calendar available since the days of Romulus in 700 BC, which has 8 days a week, lettered A-H. No priests of the House of Aaron, true to Torah and YHWH would do such a silly thing.
-The Julian Calendar that replaced the Roman Calendar. That also is an impossibility, as it was established in 49 BC and had pagan deities assigned to each week day and month, something the kohaneem that fled the pagan practices in the Temple would never use. Also the Zadokites, the legitimate priesthood authority, was in community and exile way before the Julian calendar; perhaps some 150 years or more. What did they use back then?
They used a separate 7 day cycle, divorced from the sun as we see today. We know that from their many writings, that all the weekly Shabbats were based on a 7 day cycle, starting with Aviv 1, concurrent to Day 4 of the first week of the year. The fact that Shabbats had assigned days of each month like the annual feasts, prove that the authority of the House of Aaron, the sons of Zadok would never use a separate 7 day pagan cycle that contradicted the Torah requirement, that ALL DAYS be determined by the great sign of the Shemesh-Sun [Genesis 1:14-19]
WE WILL ONLY SAY THIS ONE TIME AND ONE TIME ALONE! IF THERE WAS A 7 DAY SELF PERPETUATING CYCLE, WITH NO CONNECTION AT ALL TO THE SPRING EQUINOX OR THE SUN ALREADY IN EXISTENCE BEFORE YHWH ASSIGNED THE LUMINARIES FOR [ALL] DAYS, WEEKS AND SEASONS ON DAY 4, THEN THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN NO NEED FOR HIM TO MAKE THAT ASSIGNMENT IN GENESIS. 1:14-19. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A FUTILE, SENSELESS AND REPETITIVE WORK OF CREATION! IF ALL DAYS ALREADY EXISTED WITHOUT A SUN OR A SPRING EQUINOX, THEN AN ASSIGNMENT BASED ON THE SUN RECORDED IN THE TORAH IS A LIE AND MAKES NO SENSE. RATHER THAN ARGUE THIS POINT, WE CONSIDER THE 7 DAY PERPETUAL CYCLE PROPONENTS THAT BELIEVE IN A 7 DAY CYCLE UNRELATED TO THE FIRST WEEK DESCRIBED IN TORAH, TO BE LYING, AS OPPOSED TO THE CLEAR REVEALED WORD OF YHWH! ROMANS 3:4! Let YHWH BE TRUE AND EVERY MAN A LIAR!
Therefore the only logical conclusion is that to determine the weekly Shabbat is as easy counting to 7. True! But we now know that the correct starting point and the correct ending point directly from Torah and that makes all the difference in the world. For if a 7 day cycle were all that was needed to keep a Sabbath, then the Catholics and the church will be happy to start you and end you on a Sunday to Saturday cycle & the Muslims on a Saturday to Friday cycle. So where you start and stop is paramount to your simple 1-7 count. Thanks to the Zadokite priesthood from Aaron, Kohate and Phineas, an eternal priesthood of atonement and shalom, of which Yahushua is now the Head, we now know we start on Aviv 1 Day 4 of week one and the Torah Shabbat is always 3 days later and every 7 days after that from not throughout eternity. So count away Yisrael!
Who has The Authority Over The Times of YHWH?
There is only one authority over the Torah/Creation division of times- that authority is our Creator YHWH Himself. He then taught it to the man Enoch, giving him charge to instill this knowledge to other men his students. The knowledge of the perpetual observed Shabbat, Months and kadosh feast days.
Exodus 31:13-Speak also to the sons of Israel, saying, “Truly you shall keep My Shabbats. For it is a sign [visible OT] between Me and you throughout your generations, to know that I am YHWH who sanctifies you.”
Heb 5:5 So also the Messiah did not extol Himself to become High Priest, but it was He who said to Him, “You are My Son, today I have brought You forth.”1 Footnote: 1See 1:5, Ps. 2:7.
Heb 5:6 As He also says in another place, “You are a priest forever according to the order of Malkitseḏeq,”1 Footnote: 1Ps. 110:4.
Heb 5:7 who, in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and petitions with strong crying and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death, and was heard because of His reverent fear, Heb 5:8 though being a Son, He learned obedience by what He suffered.
Heb 5:9 And having been perfected, He became the Causer of everlasting deliverance to all those obeying Him,
Heb 5:10 having been designated by Elohim a High Priest “according to the order of Malkitseḏeq,” ）
We have been grafted into that order, by faith or by birth for some few. Matthew 16: 16-20; Revelation 1:6. Just like the Olive Tree has natural and re-grafted branches, so does the eternal priesthood of Zadok, descended from Aaron, Elazar and Pinchus-Phineus Numbers Ch. 25:6-13. To us and to them is given the eternal covenant of shalom, proclamation of times and blood atonement! According to Numbers 25, that authority in biblical Israel lies with Yahushua those like us who love Him and keep His commands, all descended via grafting into an eternal never ending order.
Numbers 10:1-10 is crystal clear; from the start only the sons of Aaron and later Zadok alone could call the camp and assembly together for Shabbats & other appointed times such as war, with the sounding of 2 silver trumpets! We see that same authority after this age in the promised Millennial Temple in such places as: Ezekiel Ch. 40-48, where the kohanem-priests, the sons of Zadok under Yahushua the “Prince and King Zadokite,” oversee kingdom millennial worship at the appointed times which they alone declare.
（ also see that: Heb1:5, Ps. 2:7. Ps. 110:4. Jer 33:17-18, Eze_44:15 But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister unto me, and they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the blood, saith the YHWH Elohim: Eze_48:11 It shall be for the priests that are sanctified of the sons of Zadok; which have kept my charge, which went not astray when the children of Israel went astray, as the Levites went astray. )
We can see from the excerpts of the Dead Sea Scrolls that the year starts on Aviv 1 which is always the day after the Spring Equinox and which is also always Day 4 of the creation week. The Shabbats listed below are eternal and have priestly authority; you will note that they match the current Shabbats listed in our lists as well.
Documents 4Q320 AND 4Q321-THE ZADOKITE SCROLLS CONFIRM THE TORAH SHABBATS BASED ON AVIV 1 DAY 4 OF WEEK ONE ON A 7 DAY CYCLE! THESE SHABBATS NEVER CHANGE & NEVER FALL ON A CHODESH OR ANNUAL MOED!!
[On the sixteenth of it (of the second month): sabbath]二月十六日安息日
I.5 On the twenty-third of it: sabbath二月二十三日安息日
On the thirtieth of it: sabbath二月三十日安息日
I.10 [On] the seventh of the third month: sabbath三月七日安息日
On the fourteenth of it: sabbath三月十四日安息日
I.15 On the fifteenth of it: Feast of Weeks三月十五五旬节
On the twenty-(II.) [f]irs[t] of it: sabbath三月二十一日安息日
II.5 [On] the twenty-eighth of it: sabbath三月二十八日安息日
The first of the sabbath and the second day and the third are to be added
II.10 And the season is complete: ninety-one days 季节转换日 （第91日）
II.15 On the first of the fourth month: Memorial Day On the四月一日纪念日
fourth III. of it: [sabbath] 四月四日安息日
On the e[leventh] of it: sabbath四月十一日安息日
III.5 On the eighteenth of it: sabbath四月十八日安息日
On the twenty-fifth of it: sabbath四月二十五日安息日
III.10 On the second of the fift[h] month: sabbath五月二日安息日
On the third of it: Feast of Wine, first of sabbath 五月三日葡萄酒初熟节
[On the ninth of it: sabbath] 9th of Av a weekly Shabbat confirms history another proof of solar Shabbat. 五月九日安息日
On the sixteenth of it: sabbath五月十六日安息日
IV.5 On the twenty-third of it: sabbath五月二十三日安息日
On the thirtieth of it: sabbath五月三十日安息日
IV.10 On the seventh of the six month sabbath六月七日安息日
On the fourteenth of it: sabbath六月十四日安息日
On the twenty-first of it: V. sabbath六月二十一日安息日
V.5 On the twenty-second of it: Feast of Oil, fir[st of sab]bath六月二十二日橄榄油初熟节
Afterwards: offering of Wood之后木材奉献节6日
1. /ln the four[th]. /ln the first of the four[th…On the 4th of it a sabbath]
2.On the 11th of it a sabba[th…On the evening of the 15th]
3. the festival of unleavened breads .the fou[rth] day (of the week).[On the 18th ofit a sabbath .On the 25th of it] 4,a sabbath. On the 26th of it the festival of b[arley ,(the day) after the sabbath.] 5[…]…Blank ln the second (month)begin[ning…]
Parchment4Q400, “A text belonging to the Instructor. The Song accompanying the Sacrifice on the First Sabbath,sung on the Fourth of the First Month.
Parchment 4Q401, ” A text belonging tothe instructor. The Song accompanying the Sacrifice on the Fourth Sabbath, sung on the Twenty -Fifth of the First Month.”
Parchment, Mas lk Frag 1,” A text belonging to the Instructor. The Song accompanying the Sacrifice on the Sixth Sabbath sung on the Ninth of the Second Month.”
“A text belonging to the Instructor. The Song accompanying the Sacrifice on
the Seventh Sabbath, sung on the Sixteenth of the Second Month.”
“A text belonging to the Instructor. The Song accompanying the Sacrifice on
the Eighth Sabbath, sung on the Twenty-Third of the Second Month.”
“A portion of the Song for the Ninth Sabbath, which fall on
the Thirtieth of the Second Month.”
“The text belonging to the Instructor. The Song accompanying the Sacrifice on
the Twelfth Sabbath,sung on the Twenty-First of the Third Month.”
An awesome confirmation is Exodus-Shemot Ch 16 where Israel arrives on Day 15 of Month 2 which is a travel and heavy work day not a rest day, as anyone that has ever moved knows [sure cannot be a lunar shabbat either (: ]. Then Moshe-Moses says gather manna today a double portion because TOMORROW Month 2 Day 16 is a Shabbat to YHWH. Exodus 16:1-30. Read it for yourself. The ONLY way that Month 2 Day 16 can be a weekly Shabbat is if you count back every 7 days to Aviv 4, being the first Shabbat of the year. If you start the year on day one of week one as some do, the math doesn’t work. But if you start the year as Torah commands on Day 4 of week 1, Shabbat the 7th day of the week will always be Aviv 4; six Shabbats later is Month 2 Day 16, confirming the Torah times guarded by the House of Zadok are correct and eternal! Based on this evidence we can establish the annual TORAH DATES of all 52 Shabbats in a year. Confirm this with the chart below!
PS.1 if you look at Month 5 Day 9 what the rabbinate refers to as the 9th of Av, you will see it is a Shabbat, which confirms the rabbinical claims that the second temple was destroyed on a Shabbat. Which further shows why Yahushua was keeping Shabbat with the rest of Jewish Israel as it had not yet been discarded!
From Shabbat to Shabbat: the Day of Atonement (A High Shabbat to the next day: weekly Shabbat )
P.S.2. Lev 16:29 “And this shall be for you a law forever: In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you afflict your beings, and do no work, the native or the stranger who sojourns among you.
Lev 16:30 “For on that day he makes atonement for you, to cleanse you, to be clean from all your sins before יהוה. Lev 16:31 “It is a Sabbath of rest for you, and you shall afflict your beings – a law forever.
From these markers you can count every 7 days forwards or backwards for the Torah Shabbat!!! This only works if the ORIGINAL SHABBAT WAS AVIV 4! We would encourage all to seek YHWH on this matter regarding the rediscovery of the Torah Shabbat!
There YOU HAVE IT RIGHT BELOW! Documented dates for the first 8 weekly Shabbats of each year, documented from Torah and the Dead Sea Scrolls! HALLELUYAH THE MATH DOESN’T LIE! If the calendar you use doesn’t line the Shabbat up with these biblical dates it is not yet correct; more work awaits you! The true Shabbat never floats!
****The Shabbat was 3 days after Day 4 as always. On the priestly calendar, Passover is always on Yom Shleeshe Day 3 from year to year. This was not a Lord’s Supper, a communion or a model Passover. It was the correct one at the correct time, whereas the lunar based rabbinics were one day late, allowing Yahushua to keep the commands perfectly. He ate at the right time and died at the time, that the false temple authority was killing lambs, showing that Yahushua was a Lamb wrongfully killed and placed under their false time and non Zadokite authority. It was the powers of darkness that He submitted to because of His LOVE for us! Resurrection Day was Aviv 19 because Yahushua was not FIRSTFRUITS but the First Fruit, meaning His resurrection did not have to be tied to the feast, which was agricultural. This has been a major misunderstanding.
All other models fail in some manner, as they do not use the sign of Jonah or they spiritualize the 72 hours into 3 years of ministry in Jerusalem, changing the grave to the city, because it does not work. Others assign it to PARTS of 3 days. Passion Week is proof positive that Yahushua followed the Creator’s-His own times! DO NOT SUPERIMPOSE ANY ROMAN NAMES here, as YHWH has made sure that nothing works respecting His times that dare to use anything but correct numbers!
Check the priestly Torah calendar in Month 1 Day 18 and see if it lines up with the weekly Shabbat and remember that the Zadokites were not necessarily followers of Messiah Yahushua, although some were Acts 6:7.
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The Times of Torah-Enoch & The Order of Malki-Tzedek
We have been studying & making progress in grasping all there is regarding Torah time & we share with you each piece as He, our loving Abba, reveals it to us. This is now our 34th year of study on this vital matter & so we bring you our latest & most up to date understanding, building & not negating past revelations of time restoration!
The weekly Shabbat starting the new Torah year Aviv 1 will fall on Saturdays, as the Spring Equinox will be Tuesday March 20th 2018 and Aviv 1 WEDNESDAY March 21st 2018, making Shabbat on Saturdays this year and every other year as well, since the Torah based Year CANNOT START ON ANY DAY OF THE WEEK OTHER THAN DAY 4, WHICH WE HAVE PROVEN CORRESPONDS TO OUR MODERN WEDNESDAY!
From our studies so far we can assert the following few details as facts:
-The Vernal Equinox is the sign that a New Torah Year can or is in its right season to begin.
-Both The Vernal & Fall Equinox is confirmed by the shadows throughout the day making a straight line. A second witness is that only on the Spring and Fall Equinoxes does the moon rise in the east, in the same exact window that the sun sets in the west. A 3rd witness is that the year begins in the constellation of Pisces.
-Every 3 years Aviv 1 starts with a full moon! That when the full moon occurs on the same day as the Spring Equinox, Aviv 1 occurs, not the following Wednesday.
-That the first 4th day of the week [the first Wednesday] after the Spring Equinox is always Aviv 1 each and every year.
-That the Torah year always starts on a 4th Day-Wednesday & ends on a 3rd Day-Tuesday & is exactly 364 days as required by Torah & Enoch.
-That the Spring Equinox can occur on any day of the week, with Aviv 1 always being the following Wednesday [Day 4].
-That YHUH masterfully built in intercalation and there is absolutely no need to ever add days and years, as long as we wait each year until the first Wednesday after the Spring Tekufah. Over 6-7 years this method adjusts itself!
The Eternal Times Of YHUH Based on Torah & Enoch As Given by YHUH-For March 21, 2018-March 20, 2019 364 Day Year-Year # 6 in the current 6 year Zadokite Priestly Cycle.
**The Solar times of Yah do not ever use the moon for times and seasons, as this is forbidden in Scripture in such places as Torah & Jubilees Chapter 6! The 6 year priestly cycle First Chronicles Ch. 24:1-19, uses the moon phases of full and dark moons to establish when the Zadokite priestly order starts their assigned week. These 2 checkpoints occur monthly, to make sure the priestly orders are ready, prepared and correct in their turn/watch! These 2 monthly check pointswere not used for time determination, as these were the Zadokite priests, who would never use lunar calendars, which is the primary reason they abandoned the 2nd Temple in Jerusalem. To the true priesthood therefore, neither the full nor dark moons are new months & moreover are not to be observed like the fallen watchers. They were mathematically calculated and recorded to and for the kohaneem-priests who would then be on time in their commanded order, NOT OBSERVED AS THE FALLEN WATCHERS DID AND TAUGHT MEN TO DO! However……there IS IN FACT A UNIQUE PURPOSE FOR THE MOON, PREVIOUSLY NOT SEEN NOR UNDERSTOOD!
***The moon incredibly enough as it appears in the priestly order establishes the eternality of the perpetual 7 day weekly cycle! The calculated dark and full moonphases are included by those solar calendar advocates only to verify and display that the 7 day week has never changed and that these phases occur on the same corresponding days of the modern week as in Torah times & as in Messiah Yahusha’s time, as long as we make super sure to use the correct year in each six year priestly cycle!
Realigning With More Heavenly Evidence (PT 1 of 2)
Realineándonos Con Más Evidencia Del Shamayim/Firmamento (PT 1 de 2)
****An easy way to see which year of the cycle we are in is to see which priestly order starts it. [First Chronicles 24:1-19]
Year 6-Aphses-Happizzaz-Aviv March 21 2018-March 20th 2019
Year 1-Gamul-New Cycle Aviv March 2019
Year 2 Yedayah-New Cycle Aviv March 2020
We agree with this awesome video teaching seen above, with one noteworthy exception. When the Spring Equinox falls on a 4th-Day Wednesday, it also becomes Aviv 1. In those years it is not necessary to wait for the following Wednesday, as that would throw everything off, including the weekday moon phases recorded by the priests! 2019 is one such year where all the signs, Spring Tekufah, Full Moon and Day 4-Wednesday all concur on the same perfect day!
The lunar phases confirm the year of the cycle we are in. Aviv 1 has a full moon in years 1 & 4 and again on year one of the new cycle. The priestly order was based on calculation of lunar phases, not the 2nd or 3rd day of a 2-3 day full moon.
REMEMBER JUBILEES 6 & OTHER PLACES FORBID ANY USE OF THE MOON TO DETERMINE TIME. WE FOLLOW A SOLAR ONLY CALENDAR! WE ARE MERELY SHOWING HOW THE PHASES APPEARED ON THE SAME DAY OF THE WEEK 2,000 YEARS AGO, AS THEY DO TODAY, SHOWING US THAT THE SHABBAT OF THAT DAY REMAINS THE SAME.
****Gregorian dates change year to year regardless of Torah patterns. Roman dates need to be reworked every year!
****The Torah priestly cycles NEVER CHANGE & are as follows: Years 1-4 same, Years 2-5 same, Years 3-6 same.
****If we start every year on Day 4-Modern Wednesday every year will end on a 3rd Day-Tuesday and will be exactly 364 days as required by Torah & Enoch!
****If you catch a calculation or dating error, please take the time to bring it to our attention & we will correct any possible errors!
Passion Week Proves the Zadokite Priestly Times!
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Teaching Articles On The Shabbat
This says YHUH To His Eved Sholiach Moshe:
“The greatest find at Qumran was not the community rules and regulations or any such thing but the restoration of my Shabbats [monthly solar dates]. Have you not noticed and have you not heard, that scholars did not declare that truth says YHUH? Rather they declared finding some solar calendar that was noticeably different and some man-made rules. But I declare to you the purpose of my allowing them to find, the scrolls, is to declare my appointed times regarding the sincere restoration of the Shabbat day when the dates were recorded and hidden in the earth for such a time as this; the discovering of the priestly Enochian ancient Shabbats and the dates [of the solar month] that my priests ministered on Shabbat, were not of interest to man; the scholars and the religious did not proclaim what I wanted declared for the joy and rejoicing of my people and their preparation says YHUH. But you and your fellows, you shall and must proclaim it says YHUH Tzevaoth!
WE CANNOT VIOLATE A COMMAND AND GET THE TRUE SHABBATS!
Torah commands that the Torah year can only have 364 [360 +4 season markers] days divisible by 7! Regardless of what man or religion or secularists think. We are called to follow Scriptures and obey whether we have or don’t have all the answers. Here are key verses that warn us that by following man or a 365.25 day year, we see that YHUH declares that our weekly Shabbats and all other appointed times will be off. He promises that to us, unless we obey Him and stick to the 364 day [360 +4 season markers] year despite what is going on around us! That’s if we truly desire His Shabbats!
Here are the clear commands! Jubilees 6:30-38, Enoch 72: 1-2, 32-33, Enoch 75:2-4, Enoch 82:6-7. Two key points are in order. The word EXACT OR EXACTLY OR EXACTLY IN ORDER from year to year until eternity starts, appear in every one of the 364 day year references. That can only mean that YHUH sees our understanding and obedience to 364 days and 52 weeks in a year only as our recognition that He, not science so called, is the Adon-Master over the believer’s life. It is a requirement to keep things in exact order and any departure of even one day, between now and eternity, will cause a disaster in reckoning time. Adding a day to 364 will cause us to miss the wonderful set times. Let us be sincere but sincerely right, as we can be given the blessings of His Word and mind!
We cannot worry about the Roman dates that change due to the Gregorian calendar. We suggest counting the 364 days out from Aviv 1 each year [the very first Wednesday after the Spring Equinox] to be exact marking each New Month. The command to count only 364 days a year is not a suggestion but a command from YHUH our Abba, regardless of what other intellectuals do, say or think! [EVEN IF THERE IS A 365TH SUNRISE IN A YEAR IT MUST BE IGNORED OR NOT COUNTED, as we wait for the Sign of the Aviv granting permission to start the year on the following 4th day- Wednesday]! Torah, Enoch & Jubilees all say that every year will have 364 days forever from year to year. Man and astronomy-science say that the year is now 365.25. Who is right? Only The House of Zadok’s Everlasting Priesthood Anointing-Charge, resolves the Torah required 364 day [360 +4 season markers] Solar Year. Praise be to YHUH-Yahusha for the unfolding revelation He is and will yet provide. Enjoy the journey with us!
Your Employer CANNOT Stop You From Keeping On The Creation Week Shabbat!
Did you know a lot of USA believers who want to keep the Shabbat the day YHUH actually rested, CANNOT BE DENIED by federal law? You cannot be fired or denied time off for Shabbat, or any day, as per the CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964. So let’s stop the excuses and get busy with Abba’s business! http://www.workplacefairness.org/religious-discrimination The only way they can legally deny you off, is if the employer can PROVE to a court, that by you taking Torah Shabbat off, that it will cause them undue loss like bankruptcy, which in most cases is a case they cannot prove!
ALSO……………………..Jeremiah 6:16-18 speaks of returning to the ancient paths, where we will find or recover the good-mature ways of our Messiah, the patriarchs, prophets and Zadokite priests. Since that is true, we know they were experts at tracking the circuits of the sun, in order to determine and establish all the appointed times and weekly 7th day Shabbats, with a clear declaration of The Spring Equinox and Aviv 1 the FOLLOWING Wednesday [4th day of the week] and the 52 weekly Shabbats on dated days of the month THAT NEVER CHANGE.
16 This says YHUH: Stand in the derech, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the tov derech, and have your walk in it, and you shall find rest for your beings. But they said, We will not walk in it.
17 Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Listen to the sound of the shofar. But they said, We will not listen. RSTNE 6th Edition With Chanok
****Here are a few Scriptures teaching us not to use heathen data but our own Zadokite priests and calculations in the camp of the redeemed; this high calling remains our responsibility collectively as a people!
Beresheet-Genesis Ch. 1:
14 And Elohim said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the shamayim to divide the yom from the night; and let them be for signs-witnesses, and for moadim, and for days, and years:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the shamayim to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And Elohim made-asah [assigned] two great lights; the greater light to rule the yom, and the lesser light to rule the night: therefore namely the cochavim. RSTNE 6th Edition With Chanok
Shemot-Exodus Ch. 20:
8 [Daled] Remember the Yom Ha-Shabbats [52 weekly and annual], to shomer [guard-view] them as kadosh.
9 Six days shall you labor, and do all your work:
10 But the seventh yom is the Shabbat of YHUH your Elohim: in it you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your male eved, nor your female eved, nor your cattle, nor your ger, nor a convert that is within your gates: RSTNE 6th Edition With Chanok
Shemot-Exodus Ch. 31:
16 Therefore the children of Yisrael shall shomer [guard-view] the Shabbat, to observe [guard-view] the Shabbat throughout their generations, for an everlasting brit.
17 It is an ot [visile sign] between Me and the children of Yisrael le-olam-va-ed: for in six days YHUH made the shamayim and the earth, and on the seventh yom He rested, and was refreshed.
RSTNE 6th Edition With Chanok
Devarim-Deuteronomy Ch. 5:
12 Shomer [guard-view] ha Shabbat to set it apart, as YHUH your Elohim has commanded you.
13 Six days you shall labor, and do all your work:
14 But the seventh yom is the Shabbat of YHUH your Elohim: in it you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male eved, nor your female eved, nor your ox, nor your donkey, nor any of your cattle, nor the ger that is within your gates; that your male eved and your female eved may rest as well as you.
15 And remember that you were an eved in the land of Mitzrayim, and that YHUH your Elohim brought you out from there through a mighty hand and by an outstretched Arm: therefore YHUH your Elohim commanded you to shomer [guard-view] Yom Ha Shabbat. RSTNE 6th Edition With Chanok
Devarim-Deuteronomy Ch. 16:
1 Shomer [guard-view] the month of the Aviv-OT [Aviv sign], and shomer [guard-view] the Pesach to YHUH your Elohim: for in the month of Aviv-OT [Aviv sign] YHUH your Elohim brought you forth out of Mitzrayim by night. RSTNE 6th Edition With Chanok
JUBILEES-YOVLEEM CH. 29:
15 And he sent to his abba Yitschaq of all his substance, clothing and food, and meat and drink and milk and butter and cheese and some dates of the valley.
16 And to his eema Rivkah also four times a year, between the times of the months, between ploughing and reaping and between autumn and the rain (season) and between winter and spring, to the tower of Avraham. YATI Restored Version Of Jubilees With True Names
–More Proof That Day 4-Our Modern Wednesday Was Lit Continually In The Temple-
The lamps of the menorah were lit daily from fresh, consecrated olive oil and burned from evening until morning, according to Exodus 27:21.
PROOF THAT THEY TOLD TIME BY THE MENORAH NOT THE RABBINICAL CALENDAR!!!!
The Roman-Jewish historian Flavius Josephus states that three of the seven lamps were allowed to burn during the day also; however, according to one opinion in the Talmud (Rashi, Tractate Shabbat 22b), only the center lamp was left burning all day, into which as much oil was put as into the others. Although all the other lights were extinguished, that light continued burning oil, in spite of the fact that it had been kindled first.
DAY 4 OF THE WEEK-MENORAH LIT FIRST AND BURNED ALL DAY AND NIGHT AS THE SIGN OF THE SHABBAT AND AVIV 1!
This miracle according to the Talmud (Tractate Menahot 86b) was taken as a sign that The Shechinah-Glory rested over Israel. It was called the Ner Hama’aravi (Western lamp) because of the direction of its wick. This lamp was also referred to as the Ner Elohim (Lamp of El).
YAHUSHA THE ALEF TAF DAY 4 CALLED THE LIGHT OF ELOHIM BURNS CONTINUALLY!
Also mentioned in I Samuel 3:3. The miracle of the Ner Hama’aravi ended about 40 years before the destruction of the Temple (c. 30 CE) according to the Talmud (Tractate Yoma 39a), “Our Rabbis taught: During the last forty years before the destruction of the Temple (that is to say from around 30 CE the very year Yahusha died) the lot [‘For YHUH’] did not come up in the right hand; nor did the crimson-colored strap become white; nor did the westernmost light shine“.
BECAUSE THEY PUT THE LIGHT OUT, DAY 4, ALEF TAF, STOPPED STAYING ON 24/7….THIS PROVES BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT THAT AT THE TIME OF YAHUSHA, THEY KNEW THAT TIME AND THE TORAH WEEK CENTERED AROUND DAY 4-Modern Wednesday NOT DAY 1!!! SHEMA YISRAEL!!!!
4Q394 1-2 (Cave 4)-Note yet another SIGN– Where was the Torah Shabbat confirmed in the DSS? Cave 4 corresponding to day 4 of week 1. Another Yah-Incidence!
From Professor Rachel Elior a rabbinical Jew-“The present Jewish calendar is not matching the old Jewish priestly calendar. This ancient priestly calendar was replaced by the Greek lunar calendar, in the time of Antiochus Epiphanies by force” and later on by the sages, who chose the lunar calendar based on the people’s observation and not by pre-calculated calculations.”
Who are the Sons Of Darkness？ And who are the Sons Of Light？
” For they ought to reflect, that as a season has been fixed suitable for planting and sowing, so days have been appointed as appropriate for cohabitation, which are carefully to be observed. Accordingly someone well instructed in the doctrines taught by Moses, finding fault with the people for their sins, called them sons of the new moons (months) that are according to the moon.”
The Clementine of Homilies—19:22 P.S. This Pope Clement I (Latin: Clemens Romanus; Greek: Κλήμης Ῥώμης; died 99), also known as Saint Clement of Rome, is listed by Irenaeus and Tertullian as Bishop of Rome, holding office from 88 to his death in 99. He is considered to be the first Apostolic Father of the Church.
Eph 5:8 For you were once darkness,1 but now you are light in the Master. Walk as children of light – Footnote: 1See 2:2, 4:18, Col. 3:7.
“From The Sun To The Moon” posted @
09.28.2014 | 4 Tishri, 5775
Prof. Rachel Elior explains how the sages invented Judaism as we know it. According to Prof. Rachel Elior of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Rabbis were involved in nothing less than “a reinvention of Judaism“…The short reason … she suggests, was “a dispute over the calendar… “scholars known as Pharisees who disputed the legitimacy of the Hasmonean priests and kings and who argued with the Zadokite priests about the solar calendar…”.
This battle between the “solar calendar and moon calendar” is also being referenced as the battle between “the sons of light and the sons of darkness”
Rev 1:12 And I turned to see the voice which spoke with me. And having turned, I saw seven golden lampstands,
Rev 1:13 and in the midst (The 4th stick ?) of the seven lampstands
One like the Son of Aḏam, dressed in a robe down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band.
He is the door that lead to our ABBA Father YaHuWaH: in the middle of the lampstand (the fourth lamppost represents the DOOR in Hebrew); the first day of the Aviv month is the fourth day of the week (the door), and the fourth day of the Aviv is the Shabbat (It is also reference as The DOOR: Our MessiYah Yahushua); Hallelujah, the first Sabbath of each new year is the 4thDay of Aviv which is the door to Shamayim. Ahmein
Attached are the Three Tests Given
By Sholiach Moshe Yoseph Koniuchowsky @3/10/18
BERESHEETH-GENESIS CH. 1 14-16 is our text. THE HEAVENLY WITNESSES OF YHWH’S TIME FOR DAYS, SEASONS, SHABBATS AND FEASTS! The Sun, Moon and stars are 3 witnesses to YHWH’s division of time! The moon when used properly can confirm the light source it represents. The stars are collectively the night light or the LESSER light. Let us quickly examine the 3 key factors to discern when the Year Turns & see how the so called Spring Equinox and Spring Equilux compare and which one meets the required criteria. -The Sun Test- The sun must rise and pass due east-west over the celestial equator, when the earth is at 0 degrees relative to the sun. Equinox passes the test. At Equilux the sun is still about 6 degrees south of the celestial equator and has not crossed it. The GREAT SIGN TEST is a cosmic sign & event and is failed by the so-called Equilux but passed by the Vernal Equinox. You will find the same results for the Fall Turn of The Year. Rest assured Enoch did not measure nano-seconds of refracted light in Jerusalem, a non-Israelite place during Enoch’s time. The heavens taught him astronomy. He read shadows
-The Stars Test- The sun rises and sets in the constellation of Pisces for about another 500 years, starting March 12th for about 38 days from March 12-April 18th. Both so-called Equilux and Equinox pass this test nicely! -The Moon Test- The moon lags behind the sun exactly as Enoch says, 10, days annually. The Zadokites used it to CONFIRM the 2 turns of the year and both solstices, as well as to confirm the 24 week order of the Millennial Temple priests, based on 1 Chronicles Ch.24.
This year, March 1st 2018 is 20 days before The Spring Equinox in the third year of a 3 year lunar cycle. On March 20th, In 2019, the first year of the new 3 year cycle, the full moon will appear exactly on the afternoon of the Spring Equinox, as well as exactly 30 days before and after it! The cycle repeats itself every 4th year so we can know which year it is! The phases of the full moon monthly confirm the days of the week, as they always fall on the same day in the modern week, as they did at the time of the Messiah. So for example in year one of a 3 year lunar cycle, the full moon of Aviv 1 is always Day 4 of week one and it always falls on our modern Wednesday every 3rd year. The second year for example has the full moon of Aviv fall on Day 2 of the 4th week of Aviv, and it always comes out on our Monday matching the ancient day 2! The full moon phase shows that the 7 day week has never changed! Meaning day 7 then is called Saturday today! SO there is a key purpose for the moon after all. These were done by calculations NOT OBSERVATIONS, THE SIN OF THE WATCHERS. If Equilux New Year is March 16th in Jerusalem as some allege, the full moon would have to occur only 16 days rather than the required 20 in 2018 [March 1st full moon-March 16th] before the supposed equal day and night, DIRECTLY CONTRADICTING the priestly records at Qumran. The miserably! YEAR #1 12/02 (30 days before Abib 1) 01/01 & 01/30 (30 days after Aviv 1) YEAR #2 12/22 (10 days before Abib 1) 01/20 (20 days after Aviv 1) YEAR #3 12/12 (20 days before Abib 1) 01/10 (10 days after Aviv 1) -Summary-The lie called The Equilux in Jerusalem on March 16th fails both the primary sun dial test, as well as the confirming moon phase test, as well as the subsequent priestly order test. The Vernal & Autumnal Turns of the Year pass all 3 Torah tests, with clarity and flying colors, pun intended! View all 3 signs for YOURSELF so you are no longer duped by data but enlightened with DAAT-The Knowledge from YHUH Almighty
EDITOR’S NOTE: Additional Picture Charts For Your Revision on this Subject:
Dead Sea Scroll Calendar 6 years Zadokites Priently Order PDF attached below:
It is certain that, at the beginning of the first century, A.D., there existed two liturgical calendars other than Enoch‘s Creation Calendar.They were and still are the Roman Julian/Gregorian, and the Jewish lunar months calendar. Their feasts and appointed times were assigned by the lunar months and was the official calendar of the “Jewish” religion emerging out of the Maccabees rebellion which was refined after 70 AD due to the loss of the temple.Part of this “refining” after the loss of the temple was also the excising many of the collected books of law and history of the temple library.
The ignored calendar, except for the few who followed Enoch’s calendar was excised as well. Enoch was a stumbling block to the politically appointed Priests. It posted the appointed times and feasts on fixed days of a seven day week determined by the month and season of the year using the 364 day specific count for it’s days. Of note, is the Jewish weeks use and the Roman week day names for their 7 day week.
The character of the Enoch calendar has now been re-discovered in contemporary Jewish sources. It is witnessed not only in its Jubilees-Qumran type; but it also existed in Israel prior to the 70 year captivity of Judah in Babylon..With The Discovered Exiled Zadok,Enoch Revealed Calendar, the Formula For The Identification Of The Biblical Sabbath Day is again Revealed.The Book of Enoch was dropped from the Jewish scriptures, most likely because it referred to him as Messiah.
The book was quoted as scripture by the early congregations until the middle of the third century A.D. Enoch, was accepted as a divine work having been written by Enoch himself. It then fell into disrepute and was banned from the canon of scripture in the fourth century, partly because it didn’t agree with how “the way” came to be redefined after the death of the apostles. http://www.johnpratt.com/
The Enoch Calendar is detailed in the 1st Book Of Enoch. It is the original Priestly Calendar of the antediluvian patriarchs, up through Abraham, and Jacob until the captivity of Israel in Egypt.It was again taught to Moses as read in Exodus 12., and it continued in effect through the 2nd Temple period under Ezra and Nehemiah.It was the official Hebrew calendar until the 2nd Century BCE, when King Antiochus IV ended the use of the Enoch Calendar and forced the Hebrew people to observe the Lunar Babylonian Calendar.The New Moon Calendar was the calendar of the Greeks, derived from the Babylonians. When “Alexander the Great” conquered the middle east at the end of the 4th century BCE, the Lunar Calendar was introduced and was gradually accepted by most of the people, except for the Hebrews, Judah.By 167 BCE, King Antiochus IV gave orders to Jerusalem’s High Priest Menelaus to completely Hellenize the Jews and abandon the Enoch Calendar in favor of the New Moon Calendar.King Antiochus banned the Hebrew practices and prohibited all sacred practices and teachings. He sent a Senator from Athens to give the Hebrew people an ultimatum, to forsake the Laws of their Yahuah, and follow the Kings orders or to be put to death, and so it was, most of the Hebrew people followed the Kings orders to save their families, but yet many were put to death as they did refuse the king.King Antiochus forced the Hebrew people to celebrate the “Birthday of the Moon” every month, at the time of the visible crescent, and he ordered them to worship his god Zeus. When he dedicated the Temple in Jerusalem to Zeus, the Lord of Heaven (Baal Shamen), and began sacrificing swine and making abominable offerings on the temple altar, this was the impetus that began the Maccabees revolt (1 Maccabees 1:41-64 & 2 Maccabees 6:1-11).Hephaistio of Thebes was an astrologer in the 5th Century CE, who compiled the historical Hellenistic Astrology Records in his research work called “Apotelesmatics.” Hephaistio quotes King Antiochus, saying that the New Moon is the time when the “Moon is Born” and is the “Birthday of the Month.” But Antiochus of Athens says also that this method has a certain truth to it. “Observe, he says On a given day that the Moon is Born” and to this number add 180 and always deduct 29 from the Birthday of the Month.
(Apotelesmatics, Hephaistio of Thebes, Book I,Vol VI, Compendium, tr. Robert H.Schmidt & Robert Hand 1994 p.82 lines 21-24)
The Book of Jubilees was written during this difficult time period to preserve the “Creation” Enoch Calendar. It warned the Hellenistic “Jews”, Hebrews, to guard themselves against keeping the Athenian Calendar that began the year on the first New Moon after the Summer Solstice. The writers of the Book of Jubilees feared that if the Hebrew people observed King Antiochus’ monthly New Moon Festival Day, that begins the Greek Month, that they would forget the Enoch Calendar..The Translation Error of New Moon The term “New Moon” (yareach chadash) is Not Written anywhere in the Hebrew Scriptures. The Scriptures only use the word “month” (chodesh), which means either “month” or “new month” on the Solar Calendar. Some translators mixed up a few words, like CHODESH which means “Month” and its root word CHADASH which means “New.” They also confused the word YERACH which means “Month,” as in a “Complete Month,” with the word YAREACH which means “Moon,” and this is where the translation error of New Moon came into the various books and bibles, as it was commonly known that the Hebrew people observed the New Moon and kept a New Moon Festival every month.However, this is not commanded in the Torah, nor is the term “New Moon” ever mentioned in the whole Tanach when you look at the original Hebrew text.
The Disciples Kept the Sabbath
85 Times in the book of Acts
There are many scriptures that verify the Sabbath day being the 7th day of the week. All throughout the ‘New testament’, the first day of the week is called “The first day of the week” and the 7th day of the week is called “The Sabbath”. This fact alone should prove when the Sabbath truly is.
However, let us examine the pattern of the disciples after Yahushua’s resurrection in the book of acts to determine what day that they attended Sabbath Services and what day they expected others to observe. We will keep a count of how many times the Sabbath is observed.
We see one example in Acts 17:1…
Acts 17:1 (NKJV) Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. Acts 17:2 Then Paul, as his custom was, went in to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures, Acts 17:3 explaining and demonstrating that the Messiah had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and [saying], “This Yahushua whom I preach to you is the Messiah.” Acts 17:4 And some of them were persuaded; and a great multitude of the devout Greeks, and not a few of the leading women, joined Paul and Silas.
Here we see that Paul went to a Sabbath service where there were both Jews and Greeks. The scripture also mentions that this was a regular custom of Paul. Was this also the custom of Yahushua the Messiah?
Luke 4:16 (NKJV) So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.
So here we can see that 22 years after Yahushua’s death and resurrection the disciples were attending Sabbath services. In no place do we see Paul or any other disciple teaching them that they should come back the next day for a ‘first day of the week’ service. But they went to three Sabbath services where there were both Jews and Greeks present. So then the doctrine that says the Jews have their day (the 7th day) and the Gentiles have their day (the 1st day) is foreign to scripture.
Some would argue that Paul was at the synagogue only because that is where he would find people to witness to…not to observe the Sabbath. But the scripture does not say that. This is an assumption that those who refuse the simplicity of the scriptures want to make, not one that the scriptures support. Again, the Seventh Day is called “The Sabbath day” in this passage.
So lets see where we are at now..
Seventh day – 3 First day – 0
Another example is found in Acts 13…
Acts 13:13 (NKJV) Now when Paul and his party set sail from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia; and John, departing from them, returned to Jerusalem. Acts 13:14 But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day and sat down. Acts 13:15 And after the reading of the Law and the Prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying, “Men [and] brethren, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.”
So here is another example where Paul and the other disciples came to the Synagogue in Perga to attend the Sabbath Service.
Seventh day – 4 First day – 0
A little later in the chapter, after Paul shares Yahushua with them we see that the Gentiles were quite interested.
Acts 13:42 (NKJV) So when the Jews went out of the synagogue, the Gentiles begged that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath.
Now here is a perfect situation for Paul to tell these Gentiles “Hey just come back tomorrow, we keep the Sabbath on the first day now!” But we don’t see this written anywhere in scripture.
Acts 13:43 Now when the congregation had broken up, many of the Jews and devout proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of Yahweh Acts 13:44 On the next Sabbath almost the whole city came together to hear the word of Yahweh.
So here is the fifth time that the disciples attended a Sabbath service on the day that Yahweh sanctified at creation. Again, the seventh day is called “the Sabbath” in this passage.
Seventh day – 5 First day – 0
Here is another example in Acts 16…
Acts 16:11 (NKJV) Therefore, sailing from Troas, we ran a straight course to Samothrace, and the next [day] came to Neapolis, Acts 16:12 and from there to Philippi, which is the foremost city of that part of Macedonia, a colony. And we were staying in that city for some days. Acts 16:13 And on the Sabbath day we went out of the city to the riverside, where prayer was customarily made; and we sat down and spoke to the women who met [there].
It was the custom of the Jews of that day for the rabbi to shut down the synagogue if there were not at least 10 men that would show up for the Sabbath meeting. This could very well be why there were women meeting by the riverside for prayer. Nevertheless, we see that the disciples sought a place to meet for the Sabbath and they did. Again, the seventh day is called “the Sabbath Day” in this passage.
Seventh day – 6 First day – 0
Acts 18:1 (NKJV) After these things Paul departed from Athens and went to Corinth. Acts 18:2 And he found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla (because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to depart from Rome); and he came to them. Acts 18:3 So, because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them and worked; for by occupation they were tentmakers. Acts 18:4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded both Jews and Greeks.
So we see that he worked on the other days as a tentmaker…but on the Sabbath He was not. And here again we see that both Jews and Greeks are in the synagogue and on the Sabbath. Paul also is among them attending the Sabbath services. The interesting thing about this verse is that instead of the scripture saying that they attended only one or three sabbath services, it says that he was there every Sabbath persuading both Jews and Greeks. Again, the seventh day is called “the Sabbath” in this passage so we know that we can at least count one. Let’s do that..
Seventh day – 7 First day – 0
Now if Paul was in Corinth and was reasoning in the synagogue every Sabbath, if we could find out how long he stayed in Corinth then we would know how many Sabbaths he actually attended. Let’s look furthur..
Acts 18:5 (NKJV) When Silas and Timothy had come from Macedonia, Paul was compelled by the Spirit, and testified to the Jews [that] Yahushua [is] the Messiah. 6 But when they opposed him and blasphemed, he shook [his] garments and said to them, “Your blood [be] upon your [own] heads; I [am] clean. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.” 7 And he departed from there and entered the house of a certain [man] named Justus, [one] who worshiped God, whose house was next door to the synagogue. 8 Then Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Master with all his household. And many of the Corinthians, hearing, believed and were baptized. 9 Now the Master spoke to Paul in the night by a vision, “Do not be afraid, but speak, and do not keep silent; 10 “for I am with you, and no one will attack you to hurt you; for I have many people in this city.” 11 And he continued [there] a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.
A year and six months! Finally the ruler of the synagogue was converted to Yahushua and Paul was there a year and six months! So the scripture says that Paul was there every Sabbath and that he was there for a year and six months. If we counted this by our present calendar that would give us 52 Sabbaths in a year plus 26 Sabbaths in the following six months which gives us a total of 78 Sabbaths! Now lets add this to our present total:
Seventh Day – 85 First day – 0
So we can see that the disciples observed the Sabbath and attended a Sabbath service 85 times in the book of acts alone! Again, the seventh day is called “the Sabbath” in this passage.
Now how many times do we see them meeting together on the first day? Some would cite one example in Acts 20. Let’s examine the text…
Acts 20:6 (NKJV) But we sailed away from Philippi after the Days of Unleavened Bread, and in five days joined them at Troas, where we stayed seven days. Acts 20:7 Now on the first [day] of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight.
Here we see an example of the disciples gathering together on the first day of the week. There is no mention of a Sabbath being observed in this verse. Nowhere is this day called “The Sabbath”. In fact, we know that Paul was ready to depart the next day. According to verse 7, Paul spoke to them a message because for this very reason.
Now some would say that coming together to ‘break bread’ constitutes a meeting that includes the observance of partaking in Yahushua’s body. But this is not true…consider this verse:
Acts 2:44 (NKJV) Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, 45 and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. 46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 praising Yahweh and having favor with all the people. And Yahweh added to the assembly daily those who were being saved.
According to this scripture, breaking bread was not an uncommon thing to do on a daily basis. It was one of the customs in those days to eat their ‘daily bread’. Even in Yahushua’s prayer He said “Give us this day our daily bread”.
So we cannot confirm that this scripture in Acts 20 is a Sabbath day observance. In fact, nowhere does it say that the first day of the week is the Sabbath. But the 7th day of the week is always called “the Sabbath” in the ‘new testament.’ Unless you don’t believe in the New Testament, you would have to conclude that this was not a Sabbath meeting. So what was it really? Many may not realize that in scripture, a new day begins at sundown. This would mean that at sundown on ‘Saturday’, the first day of the week begins. This was most probably an ‘after Sabbath’ fellowship meal where Paul continued to speak until midnight because he wanted to get as much teaching in as possible before he departed the next day.
Nevertheless some will hang onto this one verse so that they don’t have to forsake tradition and keep the true Sabbath. But you can search the scriptures from Genesis to Revelations and you will not find a single verse that says His Sabbath was changed to a different day. There is not a single verse that tells us that the Ten Commandments are not to be kept. And there is not a single verse that prophesied either of these two events occurring! In fact, the scriptures declare the seventh day to be the Sabbath in the Law, in the words of the prophets, in the writings about Yahushua and in the acts of the apostles as well as in the scriptures that speak of Yahweh’s kingdom. Therefore that final tally will remain at:
Seventh Day – 85 | First day – 0
There is also evidence that the early disciples kept the Sabbath on the true day:
“The primitive Christians did keep the Sabbath of the Jews;.therefore the Christians for a long time together, did keep their conventions on the Sabbath, in which some portion of the Law were read: and this continued till the time of the Laodicean council.” The Whole Works of Jeremey Taylor, Vol. IX, p416 (R. Heber’s Edition, Vol.XII, p.416)
“The ancient Christians were very careful in the observation of Saturday, or the seventh day..It is plain that all the Oriental churches, and the greatest part of the world, observed the Sabbath as a festival…Athanasius likewise tells us that they held religious assemblies on the Sabbath, not because they were infected with Judaism, but to worship [Yahushua], the [Master] of the Sabbath, Epiphanius says the same.” Antiquities of the Christian Church, Vol. II, Book XX, chap. 3, Sec. 1, 66.1137, 1138
“Ambrose, the celebrated bishop of Milan, said that when he was in Milan he observed Saturday, but when in Rome observed Sunday. This gave rise to the proverb ‘When you are in Rome, do as Rome does,’ ” Heylyn, The History of the Sabbath, 1613
Constantine later enforced keeping a Sabbath on the first day of the week, which he calls “the venerable day of the sun.” Venerable means ‘commanding respect’.
The text of Constantine’s Sunday Law of 321 A.D. is:
“One the venerable day of the Sun let the magistrates and people residing in cities rest, and let all workshops be closed. In the country however persons engaged in agriculture may freely and lawfully continue their pursuits because it often happens that another day is not suitable for gain-sowing or vine planting; lest by neglecting the proper moment for such operations the bounty of heaven should be lost.”
This doesn’t even really sound like Yahweh’s Sabbath which forbids any kind of work at all on His day!
Later, those who observed the Sabbath were persecuted and killed by the Catholic church. When the Jesuit St. Francis Xavier arrived in India he immediately requested to the pope to set up the Inquisition there.
“The Jewish wickedness” of which Xavier complained was evidently the Sabbath-keeping among those native Christians as we shall see in our next quotation. When one of these Sabbath-keeping Christians was taken by the Inquisition he was accused of having *Judaized*; which means having conformed to the ceremonies of the Mosaic Law; such as not eating pork, hare, fish without scales, of having attended the solemnization of the Sabbath.” Account of the Inquisition at Goa, Dellon, p.56. London, 1815
“Of an hundred persons condemned to be burnt as Jews, there are scarcely four who profess that faith at their death; the rest exclaiming and protesting to their last gasp that they are Christians, and have been so during their whole lives.” Ibid p.64
Today, some of the leading Baptists even have admitted that the Sunday Sabbath isn’t in the scriptures:
“There was and is a commandment to keep holy the Sabbath day, but that Sabbath day was not on Sunday…It will be said, however, and with some show of triumph, that the Sabbath was transferred from the seventh to the first day of the week….where can the record of such a transaction be found? Not in the New Testament. Of course, I quite well know that Sunday did come into use in early Christian history as a religious day, as we learn from the Christian Fathers and other sources. But what a pity that it comes branded with the mark of paganism, and christened with the name of a sun god, when adopted and sanctioned by the papal apostasy, and bequeathed as a sacred legacy to Protestantism!” Dr. Edward Hiscox, author of The Baptist Manual