The Creator's Calendar
YaHuWaH designed and created His divine calendar from creation. The purpose was and is to teach us about His plan of redemption through Yahushua the Messiah.
"And Elohim said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years". (Gen.1:14)
YaHuWaH did not create man to determine when years begin and
end, He created the sun, moon and stars. The sun and the moon being like the two hands on a clock keeping
Unfortunately, man has
taken it upon himself to create their own man-made calendars to reckon time. The Gregorian calendar
is currently used worldwide and is a calculated pagan solar
calendar and was created by the roman emperors to worship the roman emperor and
the sun and contains many pagan holidays.
In Exodus YaHuWaH told Moses when a new year begins:
Exodus 12 v 1-2
‘And YaHuWaH spoke to Moses and to Aaron in the land of
Egypt, saying, ‘This new moon (month) is the beginning of new moons (months)
for you, it is the first new moon (month) of the year for you.’
The Hebrew word for moon / month that is used here is the word ‘chodesh’.
It actually means ‘to bring back, to make anew, rebuild, make shine.’
are connected with the cycle of the moon.
The first new moon of the year which
is spoken of in Exodus 12 is referring to the ‘renewed moon’ which occurs when
the first sliver of the moon is seen, marking the beginning of a month and the
start of the new year. A ‘sign’ is to be
seen and the renewal of the moon is purposed to see the light.
Psalm 104 v 19
'He appointed the moon for appointed times.'
Deuteronomy 16 v 1
‘Guard the new moon of Abib..’
The Hebrew word for ‘guard’ used here is ‘shamar’ which can mean protect, observe regard.
The new year is also determined in alignment with the sun
and the spring equinox. At the spring equinox we see a time where nature
springs back to life and the land is rejuvenated. We see a visible sign on the earth of regrowth
of seeds planted in darkness and then sprouting forth. Subsequent months are governed by each new moon. Each month can be up to 30 days long.
Each month ends in darkness with no moon visible and the next month begins when the first sliver of the moon is visible.
Preceding the new moon there can be up to three days of
darkness before the light is seen. This paints a picture of Messiah’s death and
resurrection - three days in darkness – His resurrection is the light.
In scripture we are provided
YaHuWaH’s time clock so that we can keep YaHuWaH’s appointed times in line with His calendar. There are 7 Appointed times on His calendar each year.
Click here go to the next page: YaHuWaH’s appointed times to find out more. This is just a brief overview of YaHuWaH’s calendar for more in depth
information please go to www.torahclendar.com for a much more in comprehensive explanation. Or look in the videosand resources pages
for some great teachings on the subject.