Nu velen in deze tijd tot het inzicht komen om terug te gaan naar de gezette tijden van YHWH, komt er iets op hun weg, wat verdeling kan veroorzaken en géén eenheid.
Dat “iets” is het verschil van inzicht in de kalender.
De een houdt de sliffer van de nieuwe maan aan, de ander ziet de zg donkere maan als zijnde nieuwe maan en dan zijn er ook nog zij, die uitgaan van de equinox of nog een andere equilux.
De verschillen liggen er al en vóórdat dat verschil gaat verharden, is het belangrijk om op te merken dat het kalenderpunt,nooit een verschil zou mogen maken.
Gisteravond las ik een artikel van Joel Lewis, die mijns inziens heel goed verwoordt waarom de verschillen in de kalender geen verschil mogen maken…
Het is met googlevertaling heel goed te lezen.
Ik raad u het lezen ervan aan,omdat het ook in ons land een opkomende zaak is.
““Calender Issues? Why?
I do not know why this hasn’t hit me before as it is now, but when you get to the Feast of YHWH and His calendar, it causes a lot of division!
YHWH did not give us a calendar in scripture, we have some prophets while in Babylon using the Babylonian calendar. Hey they grew up in Babylon!
When we look at what is really said:
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts1 of YHWH, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations2, even these are my feasts1.
He did indeed give Moses, the authority to proclaim the Feast, The Priest and the Judges all over Israel.
This is NOT a calendar Issue, it becomes an authority Issue.
For the Most part, we hadn’t had the Court system as they did in 1 AD or even 1500 BC, a Sanhedrin to proclaim the Feast of YHWH!
Now We Do: The Re-established Jewish Sanhedrin
Established in 2007
And let me summit, that no matter what calendar they use, it is the calendar we all should use, to be as one in Israel!
Bickering about a calendar, everyone doing the feast on different dates according to “What is good in our own eyes,” is useless, but coming together in unity as one, As Israel is wonderful!
It is not about a calendar, it is about the authority given!
37 And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant:
38 And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am YHWH.
I want to post a letter that I sent out this morning to a head of a congregation, that disagrees. To make clear my stance.
And you may disagree, the reason I sent that out was to open a discussion on this. Iron sharpens Iron, but a diamond can sharpen anything!
You state that you want to be one with Yahoshua and His people, I think that most all of us also want that. Now, is that saying that those who love Yah/Yahoshua but keep the feast at different dates then you, are not His people?
What I have seen in this, just yesterday, after banging my head for so long about His calendar, is that this whole thing is not about a calendar. If it was about His calendar, He would have given us a clear understanding of the calendar as He has done with the Sabbath and it being a sign between Him and us.
He said, in Ezekiel 20:38 that He would “purge out from among you the rebels.”
A Rebel is not one that follows a wrong calendar, but one that stands up against the authority.
Had the calendar been a salvational issue then it would have been made clear in Torah, just as in Nehemiah 8:8 when they had to make Torah clear to those who had came out of Babylon, they had to make them understand because many of them did not even speak Hebrew.
Yah knew that we would be scattered in the nations. He knew small pockets of believers in Him and lovers of Yahweh would be all across Europe and all across America, and some in Iran and all over the world. He knew that Joel in the hills of North Carolina would not even have a congregation to go to or be a part of. He already knew that! He knew that calendar issues would separate peoples and cause division. So, why didn’t He make His calendar clear if that would be a point of purging anyone out from among His people? Can I suggest that He is not using His calendar to purge anyone out, but He is using authority given to purge people out? Namely the rebels who rebel against the authority He has given to Moses? To the Leaders of the congregations?
If you use the calendar as a part of the redemption plain, then you have major problems. The Moon, a part of Babylon, The Equinox you also have major problems. Either the spring Equinox for setting the year, and 30 day months, but when you come to the end of the year, you are left with days left over. If you use both Equinoxes to set the first and seventh month, then Genesis 7 and 8 will never work out to five months 150 days from the 17th day to the 17th day. No Matter what calendar anyone uses, it will not come out perfectly, and Yah is perfect.
James calls the Torah, the perfect law of liberty (James 1:25)!
May I also suggest that with perfect liberty, I can do succot with Manna from Heaven and be in unity with them, or I can spend succot with Bondservant, or with “In That Day dot net” or under any congregation that I chose being in exile, and be in unity with them and still worship Yahweh, and still Love Yahweh, and love His Torah, and be in unity with Yahoshua and His people? Under liberty I am not stuck in a letter of the law that is not even in the law! The whole calendar Issue is nothing but bondage, contrived doctrines of men, when the real issue is the authority that has been given for the one in leadership to proclaim the Feast of YHWH! We are not in bondage but in liberty even in exile.
My Last letter sent out….
And from this point, I am dropping it 🙂
Yes, I have seen it myself, and I hate the fact that they did that. You being the leader of a body of believers is given charge of proclaiming the feast days. You sit in the seat of Moses with-in your congregation. This and the Temple Mount is where the proclamation for the Feast do go out as well as other judgments. Torah says to do all they command (Deuteronomy 17:8~13), and Yahoshua agrees (Matthew 23:2). The problem is we have no real Levites that we can say, see we have a Levite! So the scribes and the Pharisees sit in the seat of Moses, like it or not. But then we also sit in judgment over other groups of believers claiming we are at one with Yahoshua and by default these others are not. We want nothing to do with people who do not think as we do and worship as we do, we cause division.
Yahweh was very specific and very clear about the foods we eat, even detailed on the subject, however, when it comes to the calendar He keeps silent. No clear instructions given in the Torah, not even in the prophets. What to do with the calendar and how to celebrate feasts/shabbat is vague. Could it be that Our ways is not His ways? Our thoughts, not His thoughts?
Our Error comes when we lift ourselves over other believers who do not follow our ways, what we proclaim, and what we do. “We are more at one with YHWH then these poor people still following the moon cycles of Babylon.” And if none of the calendars fit, then none of them are right so how can we worry about it to the point of causing division and hurt feelings? Place others into our bondage? Where does it say we ever had a 364 day cycle, or a 360 day cycle? It does not it is not clear.
If following Talmud makes the laws of YHWH to none effect, doesn’t this also make the laws of YHWH to none effect?
This has set me free, and I can be very specific and very clear about why… I do not have to spend my time worrying about the calendar issues of others because it is not in there. My time can better be used to love my brothers, Ephraim and Judah and the strangers with them! I can spend the Feast Days YHWH has given with any of my brothers I want to, Ephraim or Judah and be in the perfect law of liberty.
I am convinced that no one will follow the true calendar of YHWH until Messiah comes and sits on the thorn on the Temple mount, until that time I am content on having the liberty to spend the feast and to worship with what ever group I can make it to, or want to visit. If I ever show up in NE, I’ll visit your group and worship as the leader of that group directs.
A few verses we really need to look at, before we cause this type of division!
49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.
50 And Yeshua said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.
39 But Yeshua said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.
40 For he that is not against us is on our part.
41 For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Messiah , verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.
8 If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within thy gates: then shalt thou arise, and get thee up into the place which YHWH thy God shall choose;
9 And thou shalt come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days, and inquire; and they shall show thee the sentence of judgment:
10 And thou shalt do according to the sentence, which they of that place which YHWH shall choose shall show thee; and thou shalt observe to do according to all that they inform thee:
11 According to the sentence of the law which they shall teach thee, and according to the judgment which they shall tell thee, thou shalt do: thou shalt not decline from the sentence which they shall show thee, to the right hand, nor to the left.