- The Lord’s Supper (1Cor 11:20)
- Night of Vigils Lel Shimmurim (Exo 12:42)
- Feast of Unleavened Bread Chag Mazzot to
- Feast of Firstfruits Pentecost Yom Bikkurim
- Feast of Trumpets Yom Teruah
- Day of Purgations Yom Kippurim
- Feast of Tabernacles Chag Sukkot to
Most of the churches which observe the festivals of Leviticus 23 do so in the false belief that the Jewish, i.e., the rabbinic calendar is correct. The Sabbath was established at the creation spoken of in Gen 2:1-3. Were Adam and Eve Jewish? Certainly not! The Sabbath is affirmed as sacred in terms of this creation in Ex 20:8-11; 31:13-17. Israel was in past history severely punished for desecrating the Sabbath and the prophets uphold the Sabbath into the distant future (2Chr 36:13-21; Is 56:1-2,6-8; 66:22-23; Jer 17:21-27; Lam 2:6; Ezk 20:10-25; Heb 4:4,9-13; Mt 12:8; Mk 2:27-28; Acts 18:4; Rev 12:17; 14:12).
The current rabbinic calendar is provably wrong. It is based on traditions (Mt 15:1-9; Mk 7:5-9; Col 2:8). A background assumption many make is that the oracles were given to the Jews (Rom 3:2; λόγια logia, sayings) and therefore their traditions are correct, save for some ‘minor’ points such as getting the timing of Pentecost wrong. The oracles of God, which include Christ’s teaching, belong to Christ’s faithful followers according to the Spirit of Truth (Acts 7:37-43; Rom 16:25-27; 1Cor 4:1; Eph 2:19-22; 1Jn 4:6). Judaism does not recognize Jesus Christ as Saviour and Messiah.
Our three papers on the biblical calendar, prove that the rabbinic calendar is seriously flawed. The implications of observing an incorrect calendar are also addressed. The biblical calendar reveals the Plan of Salvation which God established as a clock in the heavens—the interaction of the sun, moon, earth, stars, thus creating the sequence we call time – days, months, years, and festival seasons (Gen 1:14; Ps 19:1-11; 104:19). The Creator and designer of this perfect clock in the heavens shows the accurate sequence of the prophetic unfolding of the Passover season, Pentecost, and the feasts of the seventh month. Christian life and experience is always one of fleeing error and discovering deeper understanding of God’s truth. You may wish to go first to paper Three—What is the Biblical Calendar? This summarises previous papers and shows the errors in the current rabbinic calendar. It is recommended that papers One and Two, Types of Things in Heaven and The Heavens Declare God’s Glory, should be reviewed, as they deal with vital matters many have most probably not considered.