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(Rev.12:17, Luk.10:19, Mat.28:19-20)
WHAT DOES YHWH MEAN BY 6 DAYS WORK, THE 7TH REST?
I would like to start this next section with the first Feast of YHWH. I guess this is one of the most confusion causing commands that is given by YHWH. I have prayed and pondered and asked about this statement for as long as I can remember while walking this road of obedience to the Torah.
Luk 11:9 So I say to you: Keep asking, and it will be given you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened for you
This is a very true and comforting statement by Yeshua. For Father, I believe, showed me the meaning for His statement:
Exo 20:9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work; 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath unto the LORD thy God, in it thou shalt not do any manner of work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates;
Seven times this commandment is made in the 5 books of Moses. Seven…….the number of YHWH.
I believe we have missed what He was telling us in this. It is not saying “I want you to count a continuous stream of days – 6 – 7th – 6 – 7th – 6 – 7th.” He is giving us the perfect ‘Sabbath week’ as the first Feast to remember; for it comes the most often. It comes 4 times a month. Now the question to ask at this time is….what are the months of YHWH? There are in Hebrew two words that are interchangeable for meaning a turn of around 30 days. Those two are moon and month -yerach, and -hodesh. Yerach can be translated moon or month and hodesh can be translated month or new moon. Let’s examine this a little further. A perfect set of verses to show the use of both words is in I kings 6:37-38:
In the fourth year hath the house of Jehovah been founded, in the month Zif, and in the eleventh year, in the month Bul-- that is the eighth month--hath the house been finished in all its matters, and in all its ordinances, and he buildeth it seven years.
The first two times it says ‘month’; it is the word yerach. The last ‘month’ is hodesh. So, what it is really saying is: In the ‘lunation period’ of Zif,……in the ‘lunation period’ of Bul—that is the eighth New Moon—
What you are seeing here is that YHWH’s calendar is based on the moon lunation period of 29 to 30 days and is marked with the New Moon as the start of the month- or lunation period.
Look at each command when to start each Feast of YHWH. It is based on a day in the month of the lunation period. Not the Roman calendar (Julian or Gregorian).
If our Father has placed all of His appointed times by the days of the lunar month, why wouldn’t He also place the important appointed time of the Sabbath in the same way? Do we serve an Elohim of confusion or of order?
How, you may ask, do you know this “Sabbath Week” is correct? I will ask you; can you explain why there is so much confusion in the counting of the omer time? Some start the count on the 16th, which is the proper First Fruits day, but some start the count the day after the Saturday Sabbath; which could be more days away from the 16th. Many times this count is started right after a day called the ‘high Sabbath’. So what do you do? Count 7 high Sabbaths and then add the fiftieth day? Where is that in Torah? However, if you follow Father’s perfect ‘Sabbath week’ you will have no problem with the count.
Lev 23:11 And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you; on the morrow after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.
Lev 23:14 And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor fresh ears, until this selfsame day, until ye have brought the offering of your God; it is a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 15`And ye have numbered to you from the morrow of the sabbath, from the day of your bringing in the sheaf of the wave-offering: they are seven perfect sabbaths; 16 unto the morrow of the seventh sabbath ye do number fifty days, and ye have brought near a new present to Jehovah;
Here right in Leviticus it talks of perfect Sabbaths. This means ‘undefiled’. How do you NOT defile a Sabbath in the counting? Make sure you count only the perfect ‘Sabbath week’ – 6 days of work and the 7th rest (Sabbath).
Throughout scripture it is understood that New Moon Day is not one of the 6 work days or a Sabbath. These two days are always mentioned separate.
Eze 46:1 `Thus said the Lord Jehovah: The gate of the inner court that is looking eastward is shut the six days of work, and on the day of rest it is opened, and in the day of the new moon it is opened;
The only way to count perfect Sabbath weeks is by YHWH’s perfect calendar of using the moon to count the days by its lunation cycle starting with new moon day and then dividing into 4 undefiled Sabbath weeks. Every special day of YHWH is tied to the moonth!
To read all my research on this subject, see “JUST GIVE ME THE FACTS PLEASE” at the end of my e-book "YHWH's Unique Time piece explained".
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