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15 April 2013 -The 2nd Passover is Drawing Near!
For those who missed the first Passover, there is one more opportunity this year to participate in Messiah’s New Covenant Passover Memorial Feast, held each year for His Betrothed. Second Passover will be 25 April, with the Passover meal the night before on 24 April after sunset. (See Scheduled Dates Below)
14 April 2013 -The Countdown to Shavuot (Pentecost) 2013 is underway!
Beginning on the Biblical day of early Firstfruits on 31 March 2013, the countdown (“counting the omer”) has begun. Pentecost will be the day after the 7th Sabbath day after 31 March, or 19 May. (See Scheduled Dates Below)
12 March 2013 -The New Covenant Passover 2013: Scheduled Dates
For all Born-Again Believers in Messiah, the New Covenant Passover in 2013 will be according to the following Schedule. Note that the barley in Israel was found to be abib, from the results of two barley search team reports. These are the Nehemia Gordon barley search team reports, with links to photos and videos, found here and here, and the Brian Hoeck report, with photos and descriptions found here. The new moon for the first Biblical month was sighted on 13 March by witnesses in Israel, from the Nehemia Gordon reports found here and here, making 14 March to be Day-1 of the new Biblical year.
The 2013 Passover Schedule is as follows:
Spring Feasts 2013
Case 1: Barley Is Abib by 12 March: New Moon sighted [1st month] 13 March Wed [See Note 1] 1st Month Day 1 14 March Thu 1st Month Day 10 23 March Sat 1Passover Meal [after sunset] 26 March Tue [See Note 2] 1Passover: Day 14 27 March Wed 1Unleavened1-UB1 [High Sabbath] 28 March Thu 1Unleavened2-UB2 29 March Fri 1Unleavened3-UB3 30 March Sat 1Firstfruits-UB4 FFruits 31 March Sun 1Unleavened5-UB5 01 April Mon 1Unleavened6-UB6 02 April Tue 1Unleavened7-UB7 [High Sabbath] 03 April Wed -------------------------------------------- 1Omer Count Day-1 FFruits 31 March Sun 1Omer Count Day 7 06 April Sat 1Omer Count Day 14 13 April Sat 1Omer Count Day 21 20 April Sat 1Omer Count Day 28 27 April Sat 1Omer Count Day 35 04 May Sat 1Omer Count Day 42 11 May Sat 1Omer Count Day 49 18 May Sat 1Omer Count Day 50 19 May Sun 1Shavuot ('Pentecost') -------------------------------------------- Second-Month Passover [If Barley Is Abib by 12 March]: New Moon sighted [2nd month] 11 April Thu [See Note 1] 2nd Month Day 1 12 April Fri 2nd Month Day 10 21 April Sun 2Passover Meal [after sunset] 24 April Wed [See Note 2] 2Passover: Day 14 25 April Thu 2Unleavened1- [High Sabbath] 26 April Fri 2Firstfruits 28 April Sun 2Unleavened7- [High Sabbath] 01 May Wed
1. For new moon sighted earlier or later than estimated date, adjust schedule accordingly.
2. A Biblical day always begins at sunset, with the night portion occurring first within the 24-hour period of that day. The Biblical date for the Passover meal is designated as the “night” of the 14th Biblical day, which occurs only at the beginning period of the 14th. Those following tradition do not observe the Biblical Passover on the 14th day, but have the meal and celebration on the night which marks the beginning of the 15th day, which is designated as the start of the Biblical Feast of Unleavened. For Passover timing confirmation in Torah, see The Mystery of Passover: Which Day-Truth or Tradition-Part 5.
23 April 2012 -The New Covenant Passover
Are you a Born-Again Believer in Messiah, but missed the first-month Passover this year? You can partake of the Biblical 2nd-month Passover (Numbers 9:10-11).
The new moon was sighted in Israel after sunset 22 April, confirming the Biblical date of the 2nd Passover as Sunday 6 May 2012. Following Messiah’s example, the Passover meal will be at the start of the 14th day, which would correspond to night time after sunset, Saturday night, 5 May 2012 (see further details below, in entries for 18 April and 24 March).
18 April 2012 -The 2nd-Month Passover is drawing near!
For those who missed the first-month Passover, the Biblical 2nd-month Passover (Numbers 9:10-11) will occur on the 14th day of the 2nd Biblical month.
If you missed the first Passover and Feast of Unleavened this season, do whatever it takes to keep the second. See John 6:53-54 for a glimpse of the great importance of participation in the vital New Covenant Passover!
If you are a Believer, you are called to abandon the ‘counterfeit’ Supper (Lev 23:4-5; Psalms 50:16; Rev 2:14,20), and to take the ‘true’ Passover Supper of the Master (Mat 26:26-28; Mk 14:22-24; Lk 22:15-20; John 6:53-56; 1Co 11:23-31; Lev 23:5-6).
Let us renounce the counterfeit Passover elements we have all practiced for years. We renounce the false, simply by keeping the true Last Supper — eating the Passover meal, just as Yahushua and His Disciples did!
At the start of the Biblical 14th day, after sunset, have a special meal, alone or with others, as a memorial of your redemption by the Blood of the Lamb. After the meal, share the unleavened Bread, and the wine or grape juice, in memorial recognition of the Body and Blood of Yahushua.
Bride-candidates who missed the first-month Passover will celebrate the 2nd-month Passover Memorial Feast and the corresponding 7-day Feast of Unleavened.
Actual dates will be confirmed at the sighting of the next new moon. The tentative Passover date is Sunday 6 May 2012, assuming the moon will be sighted on 22 April. Following Messiah’s example, the Passover meal will be at the start of the 14th day, which would correspond to night time after sunset, (tentatively) Saturday night, 5 May 2012.
The corresponding 7-day Feast of Unleavened Bread would be from sunset Sunday 6 May 2012 to sunset 13 May 2012.
24 March 2012 -The Passover Memorial Feast will occur on the 14th day of the Biblical first month, Thursday 5 April, after sunset. The Barley in the Land of Israel has been found to be ‘abib,’ and the new moon has been sighted by a number of witnesses in the Land of Israel!
Together these declare the first Biblical month of Abib, and the countdown to Passover may now begin. The 14th day is 6 April, with the meal of the Passover Memorial Feast eaten after sunset 5 April, at the start of Passover, exactly as Yahushua did with His disciples. (Rabbinic Tradition, in contrast, celebrates Passover the next night, at the start of the 15th day.)
A Personal Confirming of the New Covenant occurs at Passover. Eating and drinking of the Bread and the Cup of Passover is a personal confirming of the New Covenant, and therefore is of the greatest importance to Born-Again Believers (John 6:53-56).
The Significance of the Feasts to Born-Again Believers is that those of the Bride-Company are identified (in part) by their participation in Father’s Feasts and Sabbaths, which are appointed times of rehearsals set by Father! Many are called to participate in the Feasts, but many refuse to attend, for one reason or another (Luke 14:16-20). And so the Bridal remnant is just that–a remnant.
Other Feast Dates are as follows:
Feast of Unleavened (‘Chag ha Matzot’): 7 days of eating unleavened bread, beginning on the 15th day of the Biblical first month, starting at sunset, Friday 6 April, with High Sabbaths on Saturday 7 April and Friday 13 April.
Early Firstfruits (‘Yom ha Bikkurim’) is the day after the first Sabbath after Passover, this year occurring on Sunday 8 April. This day marks the beginning of a 7-week count to Pentecost (‘Shavuot’).
Pentecost (‘Shavuot’ or ‘Feast of Sevens/Weeks’) will occur by counting 7 Sabbaths beginning on Early Firstfruits, and ending the day after the 7th Sabbath, for a total of 50 days. The 50th day will be Sunday 27 May, and is a High Sabbath.
The Fall Festivals will be confirmed later in the year, but tentative dates can be given. If the new moon is sighted after sunset on Monday 17 September or Tuesday 18 September, the tentative dates are:
Feast of Trumpets (‘Yom Teruah’): Begins the moment the new moon is sighted in the 7th month. This is the Feast of which it is said, ‘No man knows the day or the hour,’ because it is not known in advance when the moon will be sighted. Tentative dates: Monday 17 September or Tuesday 18 September.
Day of Atonement (‘Yom Kippur’): is the 10th day of the 7th Biblical month. Tentative dates: Wednesday 26 September or Thursday 27 September.
Feast of Tabernacles (‘Sukkot’): 7 days of living in a ‘tent’ or portable shelter called a ‘sukkah.’ Tentative dates: beginning Thursday 1 October or Friday 2 October.
The Eighth Day (‘Shemini Atzeret’) is the day after the 7th day of the Feast of Tabernacles, and is a High Sabbath, a day of rejoicing! Tentative dates: Monday 8 October or Tuesday 9 October. As another mystery-day, the Eighth Day is to Sukkot as Passover is to Unleavened–but in a mirror-image! The Eighth Day is considered by many to be a part of the 7-day Festival, but it is not–for it is separate and distinct in all respects, and reveals the (1+7) and (7+1) mystery aspect common to both Passover and the Eighth Day.
Note: All Biblcal dates begin at your local sunset time on the evening before the listed date, except where sunset date is given for clarity.
1 March 2012 -The Purim Celebration will begin at sunset 7 March 2012! The celebration of Purim is a testimony of the victory Yah gives to His people, when they fast and pray, crying out to Him for their rescue, even when threatened with annihilation.
The story of Hadassah (In the Bible–the Book of ‘Esther’) is a modern-day prophetic picture of the Bride, as she appeals to her husband, the Bridegroom-King, on behalf of her people. The Scriptures tell us this day is celebrated on the 14th and 15th day of the 12th Biblical month (Esther 9:18, 21), Thursday 8 March and Friday 9 March 2012, ending at sunset Friday 9 March.
16 May 2011 -The 2nd Biblical month began at sunset 4 May, with Day1 being 5 May. The countdown to Shavuot (Pentecost) is also underway, having started the 50-day count beginning 24 April.
According to Lev 23:15-16, beginning at Firstfruits of 24 April, we are to count 7 sabbaths, from 30 April to 11 June; then the day after the 7th sabbath is 12 June, which is day 50 — named Shavuot in Scripture, and also called ‘Pentecost’ meaning fifty.
The (second-month) Passover, for those who missed the first Passover, is the 14th day of the second Biblical month, from sundown 17 May, to sundown 18 May. Following Messiah’s example, the Passover meal is at the start of the 14th day, after sunset the night of 17 May. The (second-month) 7-day Feast of Unleavened Bread begins sunset 18 May, to sunset 25 May, with the first and 7th days as ‘great’ or ‘high’ sabbath days.
30 April 2010 -The 2nd Biblical month has begun, the new moon having been sighted after sundown 15 April. The countdown to Shavuot (Pentecost) is also underway, having started the 50-day count beginning 4 April.
According to Lev 23:15-16, we are to count 7 sabbaths to 22 May. Then the day after the 7th sabbath is 23 May, which is day 50 — called Pentecost meaning fifty.
The (second-month) Passover is the 14th day of the second Biblical month, from sundown 28 April, to sundown 29 April. The (second-month) 7-day Feast of Unleavened Bread is underway, from 30 April through 6 May.
The (second-month) day of ‘Early Firstfruits’ is Sunday, 2 May, beginning Saturday at sundown 1 May. This day is the 17th day of the 2nd Biblical month, which happens to correspond to the first day of Noah’s Flood (Genesis 7:11) — which day is prophetic of the ‘days of Noah’ in which the Windows of Heaven are to open for a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit. I would suggest we do whatever it takes to be in the Ark when the windows of heaven are opened, and the Ark begins to ascend!
If you missed the first Passover and Feast of Unleavened this season, do whatever it takes to keep the second. (See John 6:53-54 for a glimpse of the great importance of this vital covenant participation!)
26 March 2010 -The Passover is approaching!
The Barley has been seen as ‘abib’ and the new moon has been sighted in Israel. Together these witness the start of the First Biblical Month of Abib. Passover occurs on the 14th Biblical day, and the Feast of Unleavened (Chag ha Matzot) occurs on the 15th through the 21st Biblical day.
This year, the date of the Biblical Passover is 31 March, beginning at sundown on 30 March. Thus the Biblical Passover Seder (‘Last Supper’) is the night of 30 March, beginning after sundown, lasting until sunrise on Wednesday, 31 March. The 7-day feast of Unleavened Bread begins 31 March at sundown, with 1 April and 7 April as High Sabbaths, in which no work is to be done (Numbers 28:16-18, 25).
Let us prepare our hearts before eating the Passover meal. Let us review (Mat 5:23-24; 1Co 11:20-31), then let us become “DO-ers” of (1John 1:9)!
Let us then renounce the counterfeit Passover elements we have all practiced for years. We renounce the false, simply by keeping the true Last Supper — the Passover, just as Yahushua and His Disciples did!
Have a special meal together, with unleavened bread, alone or with others, as a memorial of your redemption by the blood of the Lamb. After the meal, share the unleavened Bread, and the wine or grape juice, in memorial recognition of the Body and Blood of Yahushua. References can be seen at (Mat 26:26-28; Mk 14:22-24; Lk 22:15-20; John 6:53-56; 1Co 11:23-31; Lev 23:5-6) and many others.
18 October 2009 -The ‘Last Day’ is significant to the Bride.
A highly significant sign will occur on 18/19/20 October 2009, at the close of the ‘last day’ of the seventh Biblical month of 2009. The earth’s
month of 2009. The earth’s shadow, also known as the ‘antisolar point,’ will cut the cord restraining the northern fish of Pisces, prophetically representing the Bride-portion of Israel.
This event occurs annually around the end of the seventh Biblical month, and may be the announcement that the northern ‘fish’ of Pisces is no longer earth-bound. It is likely a prophetic picture that the Bridegroom will have taken the Bride by resurrection in the preceding hours of its occurrence. The fact that it is the earth’s shadow rather than a visible celestial body hints of being a “hidden” event.
This apparent cutting of the cord occurs in two distinct steps each year, easily seen on astronomy software such as Cybersky. First, on 19 October 2009, the shadow appears to barely touch the cord, and then backs away. Later the shadow re-approaches the cord, then proceeds to conjunct with the cord, as if to ‘cut’ the cord. The whole process is repeated next day, moving further eastward. This event occurs in 2009 around the last Biblical day of the month, and infrequently on the last day of the month in subsequent years.
The initial touching of the cord appears as one that might knock on a door, early in the morning, 19 October Jerusalem time, but then backs away, only to re-approach a few hours later. This action is reminiscent of the words in Song of Solomon, chapter 5.
The re-approaching and conjunction or ‘cutting’ of the cord occurs a few hours later, on 20 October between 12 midnight and 3 am, Jerusalem time, the night of 19 October, and again the night of 20 October.
In a general sense, we might say the conjunctions occurs between midnight and 3 am, 20 October and 21 October 2009 Jerusalem time, or up to 18 hours earlier for many other locations.
A ‘Last Day’ event is seen in Scripture as related to the Bride, and to resurrection. First notice how the “last day” is used in Nehemiah:
Also day by day, from the first day unto the last<0314> day<03117>, he read in the book of the law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day was a solemn assembly, according unto the manner. (Nehemiah 8:18)
This same phrase “last day” used in Nehemiah is seen in a Bride-related passage:
Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time<0314> to come<03117>. (Proverbs 31:25)
She shall rejoice, literally in the ‘Last Day.’
Now let’s notice the same phrase used by Yahushua (See John 6:39, 40, 44, 54; 11:24, 12:48).
The ‘Last Day’ is highly significant to the Bride.
Let us be warned that the date of 19/20 October 2009 is the ‘Last Day’ of the seventh Biblical month in 2009! Let us watch this sign this year, and each year, until the Bridegroom returns!
Let’s all be ready!
30 September 2009 – The Day of Atonement: Yom Kippur
The Day of Atonement has been given to the Bride for a special purpose:
And this shall be a statute for ever unto you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourneth among you: 30 For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, that ye may be clean from all your sins before the LORD. 31 It shall be a sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls, by a statute for ever. (Leviticus 16:29-31)
This day is one of the prescribed ‘moedim’ or appointments, that Yahuweh has set aside for His people, so that they might fully prepare for the ‘Tabernacling’ that will occur 5 days later.
What is its significance for us?
Yom Kippur is prophetic of the final preparation of the Bride for the Bridegroom. As soon as the First day of the 7th month arrives, the Bride knows she has only ten days to prepare for the return of her Bridegroom!
This next ten days now becomes to her ten days of awe, even ten days of ‘tribulation’ to her, when she realises she is filthy, and her garments are soiled, and she has very little time to prepare!
So she begins to gather up, and to recognise, all the little spots she has accumulated — the unforgivenesses, the grudges, the little sins she has held close to her — and prepares to bring them all to the altar.
It is the altar where the shedding of the Blood of the Lamb occurred some 2,000 years ago. It is on this altar that the sacrifice of Yahushua, the Lamb of Yahuweh, has continually provided healing and deliverance for His people (Isaiah 53:6,8,10-12).
It is to this same altar that Yahuweh’s people now bring their sins, and have these sins removed, even as stones cast into the depths of the sea (Micah 7:19).
The Bride knows these little sins must be enumerated before Father, and sprinkled with the Blood of Yahushua, in order to remove them, as spots removed from her garments. It is the Blood of Yahushua applied, that cleanses her from all sin.
The Bride is learning to be a “DO-er” of (1John 1:7,9).
The Tenth Day arrives. The Bride is called to convocate, to assemble with others, where any remaining issues can be brought to light, and relationships made right, as described in (Matthew 5:23-26).
It is on this day that the Bride prophetically finds all her “kippoor” — her atonement, even her full covering, as a Bride adorned for her Husband.
It is on this day that the token of her headship is put on, as the last adornment of her preparation.
Now all that remains is to wait…!
20 September 2009 – Sound the Shofar — the 7th Biblical Month Has Begun!This is the day of which it is said, “No man knows the day or the hour” of its arrival. Therefore we must “Watch” for that day.
The declaration of two or three witnesses is the Biblical requirement to establish any matter. See announcement below from Karaite-Korner Newsletter:
Karaite Korner Newsletter #416
New Moon Report
Seventh Biblical Month
On Sunday September 20, 2009 the new moon was sighted by observers across Israel. The moon was sighted:
*from Kefar Tavor by Chad and Barbara Peterson and by Dan and Yvonne Olivier at 18:42.
*from Beersheva by Yaron Laluz at 18:51.
*from Ramle by Avi Yefet and Mordechai Chayina at 19:00.
*from Tekoa by Bruce Brill and Paul Thompson at 19:01.
On the previous evening (Saturday September 19, 2009) visibility was impossible from Israel.
Yom Teruah Sameach!
15 September 2009- The day of 15 September 2009 is the 25th day of sixth Biblical month of Elul 2009, and marks the exact Biblical day given in Scripture in which the wall of Jerusalem was completed by the people, under the leadership of Ezra and Nehemiah (Nehemiah 6:15).
Does this Biblical day of 25 Elul, the day of completion of the wall, speak of a day in which the full number of the Gentiles (Nations) will be complete?
30 June 2009 – There are at least 17 Hebrew and Greek words in Scripture translated ‘Delight.’ Of these, there are 5 in particular that reveal how we may find all of Father’s Delight, and how we may become His Delight
<02654> (Isa 62:4; Isa 65:12; Isa 66:3-4)
<06026> (Job 22:23-26; Psa 37:4)
<08588> from <06026> (So 7:6)
<06027> from <06026> (Isa 58:13-14)
<4913> (Rom 7:22)
13 June 2009 – The Trumpet is blowing, to make all ready; but many will not hearken (hear and do), and will not walk as one who overcomes, and prevails, because the wrath of Yahuweh is upon them (Ezekiel 7:14).
7 May 2009- The New Moon was seen just after sundown on 26 April 2009, making Monday, 27 April 2009 the first day of the 2nd Biblical month.
The Second Passover for 2009 will be on day 14, or Sunday, 10 May 2009, beginning at sundown Saturday, 9 May 2009. This day of 2nd Passover on 10 May is the 29th day of counting the Omer.
The 30th day of counting the Omer is Monday, 11 May 2009, beginning at sundown Sunday, 10 May 2009. This day is the High Sabbath of the 2nd Passover.
The Omer Count is one of the few Day-Counts identified in Scripture that Yahuweh’s people are urged to learn (Ps 90:12), and to do (Lev 23:16).
The 40th day of counting the Omer (Ascension Day) is Thursday, 21 May 2009, beginning at sundown Wednesday, 20 May 2009.
The 50th day of counting the Omer is the Feast of Shavuot (‘Pentecost’), a ‘High’ Sabbath, on Sunday, 31 May 2009, beginning at sundown Saturday, 30 May 2009.
12 April 2009 – The Countdown to Shavuot (Pentecost) has begun. Let us be reminded to ‘Watch’ – a veiled reference to the two Hebrew words referring to Watchmen — tsaphah <06822> and shamar <08104>, which taken together urge us to ‘watch, keep, observe, heed, and regard’ the Word of Yahuweh. Let us be vigilant on the 40th day of the omer count, and let us gather together in one accord on the 50th day, to celebrate Yahushua’s Festival of Shavuot (Acts 2:1-2).
5 February 2009 – See update on “Silence in Heaven for a Half Hour” – found further confirmation of the 2013 date for this celestial event that will occur in the heavens.
5 February 2009- A passage in today’s Proverb for Day #5 reminds us of something that is occurring:
Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well. Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets. Let them be only thine own, and not strangers’ with thee. (Proverbs 5:15-17)
One of the meanings of water in prophetic language speaks of teaching or revelation. We are exhorted to drink waters from that which is our own source, Messiah-in-us, and not someone else’s source. We are likewise told to disperse the same waters of truth abroad, and not disperse what we get from others.
The original research we publish on this website is now being duplicated by others, but only in part, and without credit. While we want to get all the info out as much as possible, it seems that plagiarism is at epidemic proportion today. But the only thing that matters is that the Gospel gets out, by whatever means, and that the saints are able to prepare themselves!
23 October 2008 – Shemini Atzeret – the Eighth-Day High Shabbat today. Rejoicing in the midst of it all!
22 October 2008 – “Irongate – 15 min Delay” reads the construction sign in the highly-prophetic neighbourhood. I suppose that means there is an ordained delay in the prophetic iron gate event of Acts chapter 12, picturing the bride’s resurrection. This is spoken of in Matt 25:49, where the Bridegroom ‘tarried’ (delayed). Maybe that is where we are now…
21 October 2008 – Beginning sundown, 3rd day, Last Day of the Feast of Tabernacles. Resurrection references.
15 October 2008- Built an Evangelical Sukkah today. What is an ‘evangelical’ sukkah? This is a sukkah (“Booth”) according to Lev 23:42 that an evangelical builds, after learning that he has been grafted-in to, (Rom 11:17-25), and no longer alienated from, the commonwealth of Israel (Eph 2:12)!
Tabernacles (‘Sukkot’) begins at sundown today, goes for 7 days.
Why do we observe Sukkot? Because Yahushua did so, and He is our example in all things. Yahushua-in-us desires to do the same today, as He did 2,000 years ago! The Life of Messiah-in-us desires to come forth!