The Lunar-Solar Calendar of The Bible
The Calendar of the True 7th Day Sabbath
Sometime during the middle 1400's BC, in the 2nd month of the Exodus, God, through Moses, reestablished the 7th Day Sabbath with the Israelites. The reckoning of the Sabbath had been lost during the 430 years of the captivity in Egypt. In the account of the giving of the quail and the manna, God gave the instructions for the keeping of the 7th Day Sabbath; "six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work; but the 7th day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God." When He gave these instructions, He anchored the 7th Day Sabbath to specific days of the lunar month, the only calendar reckoning ever used by the ancient Israelites. According to history, all ancient civilizations observed a lunar calendar. Even Rome observed a lunar calendar before the advent of the solar calendars, sometime after Rome came into existence about 753BC.
In the instance of the manna, the sabbath is pointed to on the 22nd day of the month. 7 days earlier, the day before the manna was given, another sabbath was pinpointed; the 15th day, a very important day to God. Extrapolating these two days, we find the other Sabbaths of the month on the 8th day and the 29th day. Every 7th Day Sabbath in scripture can be found on one of these days; the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th days of the month.
It would seem that every time the Israelites were disobedient, and mired in idolatry, they were taken into captivity, and the 7th Day Sabbath was lost. By the time of the 1st century, when the Messiah IAUshua was on earth, the solar calendars of Rome had begun to confuse the calendar issue. This is apparent even within the scriptures. The Julian calendar, enacted about 45BC, was primarily responsible for much of this confusion. By the 4th century, due to the confusion of the calendars, and the confusion of the reckoning of the appointed times or feasts of God, Hillel II attempted to resolve the problems by setting the calendar of the Jews in place. By this time, errors had already found their way into the reckoning of God's holy appointed times. It has only gotten worse since.
God stated in His word that because of disobedience, He would cause the new moons, sabbaths, and feast days to be forgotten. This has been the case now for many centuries. He also promised that in the time of the end, all of his appointed times would be restored. During the last few years, the revelation of God's calendar and the true 7th day Sabbath has been coming to light. Many seekers of the truth of God's word around the world have been finding these truths as if they were buried treasure. More importantly, the followers of YHWH have been returning to the keeping of His appointed times, obedient to His Word, both the annual feasts and the true 7th day Sabbath, which is found on the same calendar as the appointed times or feasts.
Think of it this way; all of the appointments of God, the statutes and judgments, all the appointed times, including the true 7th day Sabbath,are all part of His covenant. His covenant is like a marriage proposal. If we follow His word, keep his covenant, it is as if we are accepting the proposal of marriage. The Bridegroom is now preparing His bride, that He may return and claim that which is rightfully His.
It is the purpose of this website to help to restore the truths of God's word, and the keeping of His statutes and judgments, and His appointed times, including the true 7th day Sabbath. May each of us be found ready and waiting for the marriage of the Bridegroom.