in the calculated Hebrew calendar
was never a part of the calendar God gave to His people!
Edited by Jarvis Windom
RULES AND TOOLS (These are the Rules and Tools)
1. Genesis 1:14 proves that the calendar must be in harmony with the movements of the moon around the earth and also with the movement of the earth around the sun.
Why would God leave His people without a calendar? God said: " Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them [the sun and moon] be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years" (Gen 1:14). A sign is Strong's #226 meaning: 1. A signal; 2. As a flag; 3. Beacon; 4. Evidence; 5. Mark.
What sign does God show us as a sign for seasons [appointed time]? David gives us this answer in Psalms. "He appointed the moon for seasons [appointed time]: the sun knoweth his going down" (Psa. 104:19). God's Holy Days are to be kept at their appointed time. "Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance in his season [appointed time] from year to year" (Exo. 13:10).
The Feast of Trumpet is to be on the first day of the seventh month. It is never to be postponed or changed by the will of man. Only God establishes Holy time! God the Father and Jesus Christ never gave the Jews the authority to change His appointed time!
Then understood they how that He bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine [teachings] of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees" (Matt. 16:6-12).
Again in Matthew 23 Christ denounces eight woes upon the Pharisees! "But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor! Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty. Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by Him that dwelleth therein. And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by Him that sitteth thereon. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy (a feigning to be what one is not or to believe what one does not; especially : the false assumption of an appearance of virtue or religion) and iniquity. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation" (Matt. 23:13-36).
fusion of diverse religious beliefs and practices.
A term used by the Jews to Syncronize the Holy Days by Jewish Tradition and the New Testament teachings of Jesus Christ.
This Ties in with the Postponement rule the Jews set up.
This is a combination of traditional current religious beliefs and practices and influences of Judaism. We should not confuse oracles with tradition and Christ's Law.
The continuous negotiation of vacillation between the two systems of religious beliefs has not only given rise to particular syncretic religions beliefs and practices in contemporary TEACHINGS of the Churches of God today, but we often have a hard time looking at the writer and finisher of our faith. I think we better start looking at the teachings of Christ before the Churches have more wrecks.
The Jews were never given God's Holy Spirit! Christ told them God was not their Father, they are of their father the devil! "But now ye seek to kill Me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to Him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love Me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of Myself, but He sent Me. Why do ye not understand My speech? Even because ye cannot hear My word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe Me not. Which of you convinceth Me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe Me?" (John 8:40-46).
The postponement rules in the calculated Hebrew calendar was never a part of the calendar God gave to His people! These are man made rules put in the Hebrew calendar over three hundred years after Jesus Christ died. It is not a lack of faith to obey God rather then human man! "Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree" (Acts 5:29-30).