This Sabbath is the Fortieth Day to the New Year of the 39th year of the 120th jubilee. The Cabbalists and the Armstrongites who follow Hillel do not start the New Year then as they are a month late. Instead of commencing on 9 March beginning at EENT 8 March they wait and commence the Year a month and a day later. The Jews, instead of commencing the New Year in Abib when they are required to, commence a festival called Rosh Hashanah on October 2 and end it on 4 October 2015. So the Armstrongites know that is false and they are left with trying to make some sense out of a New Year in Abib while still incorporating the Babylonian intercalations of the Cabbalist Jews. So with all these heresies they are left with starting the year a month and two days later.
So the Jews start the Passover on Friday 22 April and end it at evening 23 April 2016. That is the 17th day of the Month according to the Conjunction and the Temple system. They start the Month two days late on Saturday 9 April according to the rules of postponements (see the paper The Calendar and the Moon: Postponements or Festivals? (No. 195)). That means every person in the Churches of God following Hillel and the Cabbalist Jews not only do not keep the New Year they do not keep the New Moon of the Second Month and keep the Lord’s Supper two days late and keep the First and Last Holy Days of Unleavened Bread two days too late and they do not keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread with congregations at services at all and have not done so since the heretic Armstrong gave them permission not to do so in 1965. Tell that to Christ and the Saints when you wake in the Second Resurrection (see the paper The Second Resurrection of the Dead and the Great White Throne Judgement (No. 143B)).
For those of the elect who are the saints of God (Rev. 12:17; 14:12) and who wish to be in the First Resurrection at the return of the Messiah they should be preparing today for the Passover. They have 40 days to get ready for the Sanctification period, which begins at EENT 8 March or beginning of the First Day of Abib which is on 9 March 2016. It is this period which is the basis or origin of the Lenten repentance of the ancient system and which starts the process of prayer and repentance in order to prepare the elect to commence the Sanctification of the Nations from 1 Abib. If you wish to be in the First Resurrection you are required to perform. Those that do not are consigned to the Second Resurrection. Those of the Sardis and Laodicean systems who are still alive at the coming of the Messiah and who have not repented are the ones spoken of as weeping and gnashing their teeth because they are not in the First Resurrection at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb (see the paper The Pillars of Philadelphia (No. 283). The doctrines and eras of the Churches of God are explained in the paper Role of the Fourth Commandment in the Historical Sabbath-keeping Churches of God (No. 170). If you do not understand the demarcation points of the Sardis, Laodicean and Philadelphian Churches of God in the last days you will not make it to the First Resurrection unless you understand the errors and repent and correct them. If you keep Hillel you will not enter the Kingdom of God.
The Jews will not enter the Kingdom of God until they repent. The Churches of God have always understood this fact yet under Armstrong we adopted their false doctrines as though Messiah and the Churches of God had not been around for 1900 years. In fact we have heard these Armstrongites speak as though that were the case and Paul was the last one to do anything except when John wrote Revelation. They uttered false prophecies without shame and they need to understand that fact. Herbert Armstrong, Ellen G White and the leaders of the Jehovah Witnesses were all false prophets and failures of the Sardis and Laodicean systems and will not enter the Kingdom of God in the First Resurrection without repentance (see the papers False Prophecy (No. 269) and Heaven. Hell or the First Resurrection of the Dead (No. 143A)).
So also the Jews and the Muslims and all other people are required to repent. We are not walking up the same mountain by different paths. This new religion being commenced out of Rome by this last pope Francis is a false system under the demons and they will be destroyed because of it. So also will the Churches of God offshoots and their false systems be destroyed.
There is only one system and that is demonstrable historically and biblically. Let no man judge you in how you keep Sabbaths and New Moons and Feasts (Col. 2:16-17). It does not say let no man judge you in how you do not keep them. Scripture says that if you do not keep the Sabbaths and New Moons you will die (Isaiah 66:23-24). It says in Zechariah 14:16-19 if you do not keep the Feasts you will get no rain in due season and you will suffer the plagues of Egypt. If God gave these laws through Christ in the Pentateuch and will enforce them on pain of death in the Millennium and the Churches of God kept them for two thousand years and were killed for doing so as we see from our history (see also paper No.170 above and also the paper General Distribution of the Sabbath-keeping Churches (No. 122)), what person would assume as the Antinomians claim that we don’t have to keep them today (See the paper Antinomian Destruction of Christianity by Misuse of Scripture (No. 164C))?
What person would assume that the Jews had the calendar correct in the last days as the false prophet Armstrong claimed when he said that they had the Oracles of God (No. 184)? Even he did not believe that lie otherwise he would have kept their Sivan 6 Pentecost, which he did not do. That claim was in direct contradiction to the Messiah when he said that he would make those of the synagogue of Satan who said that they were Jews but were not and who lie come and bow down before us and know that he has loved us (Rev. 3:9). How can we be correct if we are keeping Hillel, which is a false calendar which did not come into existence until 320 years after Christ was dead in 358 CE and which our brothers and sisters never kept until Armstrong in the 1940s? Are you of the offshoots all so ignorant?
Keep the commandments of God and the Faith and Testimony of Christ if you wish to be one of the saints and in the First Resurrection (Rev 12:17; 14:12). Repent while there is still time.