New Moon and Sabbath 1/11/28/120
Today is the New Moon as well as the Sabbath, and also it is the last day of the Roman heathen year. Tomorrow, the Second Day of the Eleventh Month of the Sacred Year, is dedicated to the god Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and the month of that calendar is named January after that deity. He is depicted as being two faced, looking back on the old and forward to the new. Much of what we see in the festivities here comes from the customs of the Roman system inherited from the priests who did not divest themselves of this paganism.
Tonight is what is termed New Years Eve and will be full of revelry commemorating the New Year of the Romans and their god.
The English had the New Year in March at 25 March until the 1700s, which, whilst skewed by the worship in the Middle East, was still centred on the biblical year beginning with the New Moon nearest the equinox.
The Anglo-Saxons brought that system with them from the Middle
East when they came to NW Europe in the second century AD. They had a system
of compiling the New Moons on 59-day bi-monthly system and publishing them as
an almanac, which is Arabic, from the Eastern Aramaic, and means “the counting.”
An almanac from this time is in the Cambridge University Library.
The correct method of calculating the New Moon is dealt with in the paper The Moon and the New Year (No.213) and also in the paper God’s Calendar (No. 156). The paper Law and the Fourth Commandment (No. 256) also covers the topic of the Calendar.
The year of the current era is 2006, being calculated according to the system and errors of the monk “Dennis the short.” Look at the paper Significance of the Year 2000 (No. 286) for an explanation of the system.
It is the 28th year of the 120th Jubilee of the cursed earth at the closure of Eden. It is 2011 years since the birth of Christ. We are uncertain as to the exact time of Christ’s birth, precisely because it was not meant to be celebrated. The keeping of days is a heathen system and brings us into condemnation. The paper Birthdays (No. 287) explains this aspect.
This year is an intercalary year according to the actual Temple system. The Hillel system of postponements intercalated last year and consequently had the feasts a month too late. That system is explained in the papers Jeroboam and the Hillel Calendar (No. 191) and The Calendar and the Moon: Postponements or Festivals (No. 195).
We now have three months to go to the true New Year appointed by God and to the Passover. In that time we should use it wisely to deal with all our problems.
We should be searching our hearts and minds to prepare and to deal with the problems that we face. We should be praying that God removes the obstacles from us and makes our way smooth. We should be reconciled to each other and to the body as a whole.
Fear not what men can do but fear God only.
Much criticism of the Church is founded on ignorance and lies, as the accuser of the brethren is Satan and those who serve him. He is the father of lies and his servants use misinformation against us and the faith.
Be encouraged and do not lose sight or the vision of the Kingdom. If God is for us, then who can be against us?
We are hoping to get a number of things done by Passover. From the New Year in Abib we hope to release much new work and some very interesting insights regarding Islam and the history of the nations. Over the next three months we hope to release the Commentary on the Koran by sections and then publish as a work after that. The Law of God series is being prepared, as are others works. There is so much to do and so much still to research and write.
Pray for the work and pray that God makes our way smooth and removes any hindrances from us.
In all things love one another. Strive to help one another and support one another in all the trials we face.
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