Shouldn’t we go with a Jerusalem New Moon or anywhere “first seen”?

q   Shouldn’t we go with a Jerusalem New Moon or anywhere “first seen”?

aBecause of Numbers 15:2-3, YRM believes any sightings outside the North American continent are not valid for us here in the U.S.: “And Yahweh spake unto Moses saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When you come into the land of your habitations, which I give unto you, and will make an offering by fire unto Yahweh, a burnt offering, or a sacrifice in performing a vow, or in a freewill offering, or in your solemn feast, to make a sweet savour unto Yahweh, of the herd, or of the flock…” We don’t use the setting of the sun in Israel or Australia to confirm our weekly Sabbath. This is a sign that comes to you locally, at your time and place, just as does the new moon.

What New Moon did King David, Abraham or Jacob use? It’s obvious, the moon in their locale. What about the Apostle Paul who traveled for as long as two years and as far away as Macedonia, what new moon did he use? Obviously, the new moon in his local. What if we lost global communication, as could very well happen in the end times? These questions pose very big problems if we implemented a “global” network of new moon spotters. Malachi 3:6 For I [am] Yahweh, I change not…

Yahweh’s people in ancient times simply looked up in the sky to know when feast days like Trumpets (Yom Teruah) started. We need not let modern technology interfere with Yahweh’s set signs in the sky, and we need to be willing to change our calendars as a result of Yahweh’s revealings without looking for shortcuts. What schedule are we on, His or ours? He commands us in Deut. 16:1 to watch for the new moon. If we use a sighting anywhere on earth then we no longer need to watch for the moon in this country as most of the time someone will already confirm the moon for us a day earlier in another country. Our command has been trumped, thanks to modern technology.

We understand that the saints in biblical times didn’t have to deal with these issues as mass communication was non existent. We realize that a global network would make things easier and every moon would be spotted somewhere in the world. We realize we would never have to worry about changing our calendar, but there’s one underlying question that will always immerge: what part of following Yahweh are we to make easy? And isn’t the whole point of looking for a New Moon the very idea of Yahweh telling us when to worship Him in our land? Is not the whole idea of New Moons to give Yahweh the control and show him our faith and devotion?

Matthew 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide [is] the gate, and broad [is] the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14) Because strait [is] the gate, and narrow [is] the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

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3x a year, we will go to Jerusalem based off the feast days there, not where you’re at. So it goes by their new moon.

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This is very incorrect and false. This idea is also dangerous to practicing Truth. Israel celebrated Moedim in Egypt. They were not in Israel!

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Yahweh’s command to the ordinances of the heavens is that they both “divide light from darkness”: crescent moons cannot do that, by the fact that they vary in percentages of visibility. Conjunction is the ONLY time in a month that the moon divides the light of one month FROM the light of the next; the first new moon required no man to see it for it was on Day 4 of Creation Week and man had not yet been created, but, Day 4 was the day Yahweh set the clock to count TIME after He had planted the earth’s vegetation… Read more »

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Margaret Walker

This year, 2019 the dates are crucial to get correct since Jerusalem is exactly 2 hours and 21 minutes East of UT, so that sundown in Jerusalem on 6 March 2019, is ahead of the conjunction and Yahweh is not obligated to figure Jerusalem time by “man-made time zones”, but by actual Jerusalem time at the moment of conjunction, causing the dark moon that divides light from darkness to occur during the evening of the world’s calendar day 6/7 March. Therefore the first Day of Unleavened Bread begins the pagan day 21 of March (beg. at sundown the evn.before), unto… Read more »

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But understand that the crescent was what has always been used in ancient times. Scholars don’t dispute this fact, and it is confirmed by the secular historian Philo who lived during second temple times. Yahushua the Messiah kept the Hebrew Calendar as did the whole nation of Israel at that time. for more information on this subject, be sure to visit http://www.torahcalendar.com.