Biblical Calendar Reset
For the first time in 3,500 years since the Exodus from Egypt, the majority of the world’s population is being forced to stay indoors to celebrate Pesach with our families just as the Israelites did that fateful night in Egypt (Exodus 12:3). It is a not so subtle invitation from the Almighty for us to open our eyes to what is happening according to His Word, like a worldwide trumpet blast for all who have ears to hear. As for us, consider our attention gotten. As we take a closer look at the ten judgments upon Egypt, we see that each one was specifically targeting an Egyptian god just to show that the God of Israel is the One True God. This COVID-19 has brought the idols and systems of traditional society to a screeching halt, just as it did the society of Egypt when the judgments of the Most High came down. The system that had nearly stripped the divine identity away from the Israelites, that shackled and enslaved a people destined to be the light of the world, and give birth to Yeshua the Messiah, they were given the opportunity to shake off the oppressive and idolatrous paradigm and have hope once again for the nearly forgotten covenant of Abraham, Issac and Jacob.
It is an invitation in big bold neon letters from the Father to get back on track of the Biblical calendar that was begotten this very month of Abib, now called Nissan, when Adonai said to the Israelites “This month shall be the beginning of months to you; it is to be the first month of the year to you” (Exodus 12:2). For the first time, the entire world is being brought to a screeching halt at the same Moed (appointed time) as the Exodus nearly 3,500 years ago! Have you ever wondered why we stopped following the calendar of the Bible even though it is clearly, methodically and purposefully laid out for us in Scripture by the Creator of the Universe? Has it ever given you pause knowing that the Word of Adonai tells us very plainly that the anti-messiah is keen to change the times and laws (Daniel 7:25)? For three hundred years after the death and resurrection of Yeshua the Body of Mashiah continued to run according to the Biblical calendar, celebrating Shabbat from sundown Friday until sundown on Saturday, they celebrated the appointed biblical feasts, celebrating Pesach (Passover) according to its fulfillment by the death and resurrection on the cross that the feast itself prophesied, the feast of unleavened bread that now represents the sinless Body of Yeshua that was broken for, and Shavuot (Pentecost) that was the very day when the Holy Spirit was poured out, etc. Notice a pattern? Everything happens according to the Biblical calendar. So what happened? Why did it all fade away, and what calendar, or whose are we living according to now? If you haven’t guessed it, the hint is, not Elohim’s.
WHO CHANGED THE TIMES AND LAWS?
So let’s go back to the shift of the times and laws that most historians and theologians describe as the beginning of the renaissance of Christendom when persecution and martyrdom of believers in the Roman Empire ceased, and Emperor Constantine the Great was converted miraculously. That’s the official story, but the facts tell us something different altogether.
Roman Emperor Constantine was famously and outspokenly known as a person who hated Jews and everything Jewish, was a Sun worshipper, and even changed the historic sites of Yeshua’s tomb and site of His crucifixion. Skeptical? Research it for 5 minutes and you can see for yourself. He is the same guy that changed the day of rest (Shabbat) from Saturday to Sunday to honor the sun god (Sol), because he thought he was the son of the sun-god, and also implemented Easter as an official holiday, a popular pagan holiday as an official church holiday instead of the Biblical holiday of Pesach (Passover). Instead of persecuting the Believers (Christians), which the Romans had done for 300 years which accelerated the spread of the Gospel to the ends of the earth in the power of the Kingdom, he made it the official religion of the Roman Empire, thereby controlling the doctrine and theology. From this the Catholic Church was born, not from Peter, and its false theology then became the standard of the state while all other “Judaising Believers” who dared follow the Word of God, continued to be persecuted and martyred for the next 1,000 plus years as the Pope declared He was the mouthpiece of Yeshua on earth. The Holy Spirit, miracles, signs and wonders became a thing of the past, and Yeshua became a distant figure hard to reach through the red tape of Priests, “Saints”, Mary, the Pope, etc. Sound Biblical? The answer would be yes if we are talking about the antichrist spirit. Anyone shocked yet? That is just the beginning, but now how does that bring us to today, and what is the major shift Abba Father is bringing to the Body of Messiah? What are some of the signs of the times?
HIS TIMES AND PARADIGMS REVEALED
Now more than ever before since the times of the first Ekklesia after the death and resurrection of Yeshua believers are delving into the Word of Adonai like never before, and rediscovering the redemptive purposes of the feasts of Scripture, not in a legalistic way, but being led and taught by the Holy Spirit giving glory to the Great I Am. The Word, Yeshua, is alive and active and full of power (Hebrews 4:12). People in every denomination and every nation are experiencing the power of the Word and the Ruach Ha’Kodesh (Spirit of God) and we are beginning to glimpse what the 12 Apostles and so many countless others witnessed, the power of the Gospel of the Kingdom (Matthew 24:14). A resetting of the times and seasons according to YHWH instead of the times of man is taking place. His Moedim (times and seasons) have never ceased, but the veil of the times and paradigms of the world are being lifted for us to see clearly what we could not see before. This year, 5780 the year of the Hebrew letter PEI, the Mouth of Elyon (The Most High God) speaking, has officially begun with this first biblical month of Nissan. Rabbinical tradition tells us to celebrate the beginning of the year at the start of the 7th Biblical month during the Biblical feast of Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets), but scripture clearly tells us the year starts during Abib (Nissan) (Exodus 12). The Biblical Calendar is designed by El Elyon, not man or tradition, and it’s important we keep it that way. The first Biblical feast of 5780, (Pesach) sets the stage for the rest of the year, and looking at how it has begun so far, Abba is truly speaking loud and clear that this is the year where we will not just celebrate, but also experience and encounter His times and seasons as if they were happening all over again for the first time. If Pesach is any measure, then we had better start preparing for Shavuot (Pentecost)!
HERE’S YOUR SIGN(s)
Besides this being the first Pesach since the first one in Exodus where nearly the whole world is being forced to observe it, even unintentionally, there are more signs that also make it crystal clear this is not just another feast.
During key times in the Biblical calendar like right now for example during Pesach, what is transpiring in the earth, events both natural, political, economic, etc. are a manifestation of what is happening in the spirit. To put it simply, major events happen during the times of the feasts of Adonai, because these days specifically have been marked by Elohim as special and pivotal in the time and season we are living in. For example, right now in Israel, during Pesach we have received an unusual amount of rain and even hail for the first time in nearly two decades during this time of year, causing the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret) which was at its lowest point in 2018 to overflowing its banks, causing the authorities to have to release water soon from the reservoir. This has only happened twice before, once 28 years ago in 1992 and in 1969. From years of desperate drought to the Gallilee suddenly overflowing its banks all during Pesach is a miracle.
In Jerusalem on Friday April 9, the day of Yeshua’s Crucifixion, we watched in awe as a very unusual site in Jerusalem graced our eyes as double rainbows and multiple rainbows popped up throughout the city, from our view stretching from the Mount of Olives, over Mount Zion and the hills surrounding Zion during the entire day. From the place where Yeshua was crucified, buried, resurrected, ascended and will return, for there to be a manifestation like that on such a day was a very clear sign of the times, a reminder of Abba’s promise that He will rule and reign in Zion, and that Yeshua is returning soon to the Mount of Olives.
Meanwhile in the United States, the closest Allie of Israel and the worlds democratic superpower, President Donald Trump addressed the nation on Friday, the day of the crucifixion and death of Yeshua, acknowledging his relationship with Yeshua and inviting the whole country to have a personal relationship with God. He quoted Isaiah 60:2 that speaks specifically to Zion, saying, “For in fact, darkness will cover the earth, and deep darkness will cover the peoples, but Adonai will rise upon you [Jerusalem] and His glory and brilliance will be seen on you.” A word of hope to the United States and a blessing to Israel and Jerusalem in accordance with what Psalm 122:6 tells us to do, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you [holy city].”
On the same night of Friday April 9th, the Anak Krakatao volcano in Indonesia erupted, the strongest eruption since 2018 activating the Pacific Ring of Fire, simultaneously triggering the activation of 15 other volcanoes around the world as far as Mexico and Japan. On the day of Yeshua’s death on the cross, an earthquake shook Jerusalem splitting the veil that separates YHWH from man in two (Matthew 27:51), and on that same day more than 2,000 years later from the ends of the earth a great shaking happened as hell remembered the first day of Yeshua’s visit to preach the message of salvation to those who who were already dead (1 Peter4:6), and took the keys of hell and death (Revelation 1:18).
Meanwhile in the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament), The deadline to form a unity government has been set, still during the Pesach celebration, to break a one-year political deadlock with one of the greatest developments in Israel’s history on the line, the annexation of Judea and Samaria (The Jordan Valley). It is a sign of the restoration of the inheritance of Israel, but also a huge milestone in the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy as we know the Gospel went from Jerusalem, through Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth. With the annexation of these lands it signals the return of the Gospel of Peace from the ends of the earth to Jerusalem, and the times that Paul spoke of when the fullness of the gentiles has come in, and the partial hardening of the hearts of Israel to the Gospel would be over (Romans 11:25). This signals nothing less than the coming salvation of Israel!
RESURRECTION, ASCENSION, PENTECOST: THE JOURNEY
The end of Pesach has arrived, meaning there is more still to come, but we must also be aware of what is coming next according to Scripture. After Yeshua rose again on the third day April 12th (Nissan 18) He appeared to the disciples and others over a period of 40 days (Acts 1:3) then told them to wait for the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-4), which came on Shavuot (Pentecost) 10 days later. We know this because the celebration of Shavuot, also known as the Feast of weeks takes place after the 49 days (7 Weeks) of the counting of the Omer which starts on the second night of Pesach (Leviticus 23:15-16). That’s right, they were celebrating an “Old Testament” Feast commemorating Moses receiving the Torah on Mount Sinai, but its redemptive purpose was revealed to them on that day when the Holy Spirit came. The counting of the Omer is important because it was the daily offering of the first fruits of the barley harvest, then after Shavuot (Pentecost) the first fruit of the wheat harvest. There is no longer a temple for offerings nor is it needed, but according to the Biblical calendar, this is the time to give our first fruit offering, our tithe, unto the Most High as we feel led by the Holy Spirit, giving thanks for the successful harvest and harvest to come.
It was during the counting of the Omer that Yeshua appeared to the disciples several times talking to them about the Kingdom of Adonai (Acts 1:3). This time period lasts from the sunset of April 9th to nightfall on May 28th. For all of us, this period of time should be a special time with Yeshua, a time to ask about the Kingdom of YHWH and how we are to live and teach the Kingdom. This time of intimacy and revelation is a key in the lock of the door of Shavuot. Would you like to know the mysteries of the Kingdom?
CONCLUSION: CALL TO WORSHIP THE FATHER FROM EXODUS TO REVELATION
Let My people go to worship Me in the wilderness (Exodus 7:16-18). That was the purpose of the judgments and the blood of the lamb on the doorposts. That was the purpose of the blood of Yeshua, so that neither death nor sin would separate us any longer from the Father, as Yeshua is the only way to the Father (John 14:6). The time when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit [from the heart, the inner self] and in truth; for the Father seeks such people to be His worshipers (John 23), is at hand and it is our great privilege to do so. We remember the reason for the blood. With our bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit, our homes as a safe place for our families, we worship like the worshippers the Father has been looking for, like King David before the Ark of the Covenant, not aware of the eyes of others, but only the eyes of the Father in his joy and exaltation of the King of glory. Our worship is like the blood of the Lamb constantly upon the doorposts of our hearts. The fulfillment of the rebuilding of the Tabernacle of David is at hand (Amos 9:11), and the time will come when every nation, tribe and tongue will gather before the throne of the Most High and worship Him forever (Revelation 7:9). We have been brought away from the stage of the Church so that we can remember that our worship is not for people, but for Adonai. Our homes have become the Tabernacles of David, and our audience is the Great I Am. Have you made your home an altar of worship in Spirit and Truth? Have you been walking with Yeshua and asking Him about the mysteries of the Kingdom? Now is the (Moed) appointed time in which we are being called between the two Cherubim on the mercy seat of the Ark of the Covenant as Elohim called Moses (Exodus 25:22).
Society has come to a screeching halt once again as it did 3,500 years ago in Egypt, and we are being called to take up the banner of victory, to prepare just as the Israelites were commanded to be ready to answer the call of “Let My people go and worship Me”. No more tradition and religion that has kept us from the will of the Father, that has bound us and enslaved us from Him that has set us free by His blood. The Biblical calendar and clock are being reset, the veil is being lifted and the choice is being given for us to behold and see Him in the fulness of time, or continue in our old ways that glorify things instead of the Great I Am. Let us see clearly the purpose for which these things are being allowed to happen in the season in which it is happening that we might heed the call of the King of glory to break away from legalism and tradition, and enter into the power of the Kingdom rooted in the Word of God, His perfect love and through the Holy Spirit. The time of the harvest has arrived, the latter rain is coming, and we are being called to prepare for it in this momentous and spectacular time. Are we ready? Are we willing? Are we capable of leaving behind the paradigm of slavery and bondage to things that are not of Adonai. The answer is yes as the Blood of the Lamb, Yeshua has set us free, but whether we are willing is a matter of choice. Freedom and victory are in the air contrary to the world’s view, and the Kingdom is still at hand! We are arrows in the Father’s quiver, not ashamed and ready to meet the enemy at the gate (Psalm 127:3-5)! Hag Pesach Sameach Kingdom family!