The purpose is to separate the holy from the secular. A cup of wine is filled to overflowing demonstrating the joy of the Sabbath. The cup is held in the right hand with the following blessing recited: Then a blue and white braded candle is lit as the Sabbath draws to a close with a blessing recited over it. The Sabbath is a time of remembrance in the Jewish house, where the Lord is the focus over the secular. The Hebrew word for month is Hodesh the same word used for moon. The English word for Month is derived from the word Moon.
Biblical Observance for the New Moon. The New Moon was a sacred time in Israel.
In the book of Numbers, we read;. This is the monthly burnt offering to be made at each new moon during the year.
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The first day of the month was known as Rosh Hodesh Head of the month. Special sacrifices were offered on this day along with the blowing of trumpets Psalm The start of the month was confirmed by the Priests and later the Sanhedrin, the council of seventy rulers. This was then telegraphed throughout the Jewish community via signal fires for hundreds of miles. If the Sabbath falls on the last day of the month, the I Samuel 20 is read, where Jonathan and David observance of the New Moon is noted. Through the line of King David was the Messiah established in scripture, God will fulfill his promises in the Kingdom of God.
The Book of Ezekiel was written more then years after David, yet it looked forward to resurrected King David in the Kingdom to come. Jesus reigns as King over the Earth, as the Lord of Hosts, David along with the rest of the saints will rule and reign with him. In the Messianic Kingdom, the 12 disciples will rule over the 12 tribes of Israel according to Matthew The priests shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings.
He shall worship at the threshold of the gate. Then he shall go out, but the gate shall not be shut until evening.
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Israel will be the chief nation on the Earth Deut. Our current calendar is a solar calendar based on the time it takes the earth to revolve around the sun and arrive at the same place in a period of time. The time involved takes The Calendar had days per year and a leap year every 4-years to account for the extra time per solar year. However it was soon understood, that the Julian Calendar was still missing time, since it took the earth Therefore Pope Gregory in issued an edict where he declared the century divisible by would be leap years ,, During these centuries an extra day would be added to sync the Calendar back to the sun, the name of this calendar was known as the Gregorian calendar.
That means a Lunar year is about days short of a Solar year. Therefore, Passover would be celebrated earlier as the years passed since every year would be days short.
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Passover was to be observed at Spring. Therefore, the timing of the Solar and the Lunar had to be re-synched every so often. The Solar and Lunar Calendars were reconciled with a year cycle. The Jewish calendar is lunisolar—i. The leap year consists of an additional day month called First Adar, which always precedes the month of Second Adar. A leap year consists of either , , or days and occurs seven times during every year period the so-called Metonic cycle. Among the consequences of the lunisolar structure are these: Consequently, the days of the week upon which an annual Jewish festival falls vary from year toyear despite the festival's fixed position in the Jewish month .
This is the reason Passover sometimes occurs in April and other times in March. Bibliography Resources on the Old Testament.
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God also passes over our sins when he sees the the blood of Christ. The Death of Jesus Jesus was the sinless Lamb of God who came and gave his life so that we could have eternal life. Feast of First Fruits Heb. Yom Havikurim Leviticus And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: The children of Israel were commanded to bring the sheaf of the firstfruits of the barley harvest on the first day of the week the day of resurrection and wave it before the LORD.
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Not one ear but a sheaf, and this first sheaf represented the entire harvest. For since by man [came] death, by man [came] also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits ; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. Feast of Weeks Pentecost Heb.
Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number the fifty days ; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD. The children of Israel were to count 50 days after the firstfruits sheaf of barley was waved. Then they were to offer a new wheat offering: And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost , and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks , whether bond or free; and were all given to drink into one Spirit. During this time the Jewish nation will have blinders on their eyes Romans Once the Church Age ends the prophecy of the last three feasts begins.
This would be the last "7 year period" and in that time God will pour out his wrath and purge Israel of their unbelief. After this Jesus will return and set up his kingdom which will never be destroyed Dan. Feast of Trumpets Heb. Yom Tiruah Leviticus The prophecy is about Israel being gathered into their land and after they are purged of their unbelief, after great tribulation Jesus their LORD will come again and they will receive Him, and mourn over his death.
The Announcement of Jesus' Return Joel 2: Israel will be gathered into their land and there will be great tribulation as never before in the world. Feast of Atonement Heb. Yom Kippur Leviticus This feast was the only day that required fasting, and they were to afflict their souls, and when the high priest sprinkled the blood on the mercy seat the sins of Israel were covered for another year. This was Israel's greatest day of the year, but its true significance was pointing to the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ who would die on the cross for all mankind.
Afflicting their Souls speaks about the day when there will be great mourning over piercing their Messiah: Feast of Passover Heb.
Feast of Unleavened Bread Heb. Long Period of Time.