One in Messiah Congregation

קָּהָל אֶחָד בְּמָּשִׁיחַ


 A part of the Congregation of Israel

עֲדַת יִשְׂרָאֵל


 Shabbat Shalom

שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם


 Happy New Year

The “real” Rosh Hashanah רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה / New Year (head of the year)

“The first day of the first monthיוֹם אֶחָד, לַחֹדֶשׁ הָרִאשׁוֹן


Happy New moon חֹדֶשׁ – 7 % now


Let’s pray



Today we use the Gregorian calendar from Pope Gregory; from the 1500’s,


April 9, 2016

April -- Aphrodite's month

Greek Aphro, short for Aphrodite.

Aprilis had 30 days, until Numa when it had 29 days, until Julius when it became 30 days long.

Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love and beauty. She is identified with the Roman goddess Venus.



Yehovah has His own calendar


Today is the daytime hours of the first month, Nisan, day 1

Esth.3 [7] In the first month, that is, the month Nisan

בַּחֹדֶשׁ הָרִאשׁוֹן, הוּא-חֹדֶשׁ נִיסָן


Exod.13 [4] This day came ye out in the month (ha) Abib. ha Aviv

  הַיּוֹם, אַתֶּם יֹצְאִים, בְּחֹדֶשׁ, הָאָבִיב

Aviv = green, a young ear of grain (barley at this time)


Part of April / May 2016


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I will explain the Sabbath each week now during the coming holydays

This is how simple it is:


Exod. 20 [8] Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

[9] Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

[10] But the seventh day is the sabbath of Yehovah thy God:

in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
[11] For in six days
Yehovah made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore Yehovah blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.


Lev. 23 [3] Six days shall work be done:


the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation;

ye shall do no work therein:

it is the sabbath of Yehovah in all your dwellings.


Isa. 58 [13] If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of Yehovah, honourable; and shalt honour him,

1 - not doing thine own ways,

2 - nor finding thine own pleasure,

3 - nor speaking thine own words:

[14] Then shalt thou delight thyself in Yehovah; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of Yehovah hath spoken it.


Buying and selling is evil on the Sabbath

Neh. 13 [16] There dwelt men of Tyre also therein, which brought fish, and all manner of ware, and sold on the sabbath unto the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem.

[17] Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said unto them, What evil thing is this that ye do, and profane the sabbath day?


Passover is coming again and I always amazed how Yehovah reveals false brothers and sisters among us so our Passover is not polluted with sin.

Amazingly, we always lose people at this time.


Before we start, first I will do a short review of the Spring Feasts and Holy Days again.  It seems I can never review these days early enough for you.



Passover – פֶּסַח

Feast of Unleavened Bread - חַג הַמַּצּוֹת

First fruits   בִּכּוּרֵי “Offering time”

50 days from First Fruits:

Feast of Weeks, Hag Sh'vu-ot - חַג שָׁבֻעֹת  Offering time”

Feast of Harvest Hag ha katseer - חַג הַקָּצִיר

(A Sabbath) Sunday, (there are 2 Sabbaths in a row)


Here are the dates again

Ha Aviv / Nisan 14 - Passover is the 22nd of April in the evening

Ha Aviv / Nisan 15 - Feast of Unleavened Bread, Saturday, the 23rd of April, starts the evening before.

Ha Aviv / Nisan 21 – end of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, Friday, the 29th of April, starts the evening before.

Sivan (3rd month) Feast of Week - June 12, 2016, Sunday or 1st day, a


Today’s topic:

God’s New Year

"Time for a New Beginning"

Only one beginning of the year and one end of the year

Deut. 11 [12] A land which Yehovah thy Yehovah careth for: the eyes of Yehovah thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.

Exod.12 [1] And Yehovah spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,

[2] This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.

הַחֹדֶשׁ הַזֶּה לָכֶם, רֹאשׁ חֳדָשִׁים:  רִאשׁוֹן הוּא לָכֶם, לְחָדְשֵׁי הַשָּׁנָה


Many other very important events happened on the first day, first month, here are a few:

Let’s read

 Here are some "new beginnings"

Exod. 40 [2] On the first day of the first month shalt thou set up the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation.

[17] And it came to pass in the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month, that the tabernacle was reared up.

[33] And he reared up the court round about the tabernacle and the altar, and set up the hanging of the court gate. So Moses finished the work.

[34] Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of Yehovah filled the tabernacle.

[35] And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of Yehovah filled the tabernacle.

[36] And when the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward in all their journeys:

[37] But if the cloud were not taken up, then they journeyed not till the day that it was taken up.

[38] For the cloud of Yehovah was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.


Gen. 8 [13] And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.


Ezra 7 [1] Now after these things, in the reign of Artaxerxes king of Persia, Ezra the son of Seraiah, the son of Azariah, the son of Hilkiah,
[2] The son of
Shallum, the son of Zadok, the son of Ahitub,
[3] The son of
Amariah, the son of Azariah, the son of Meraioth,
[4] The son of
Zerahiah, the son of Uzzi, the son of Bukki,
[5] The son of
Abishua, the son of Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the chief priest:

[6] This Ezra went up from Babylon; and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which Yehovah Yehovah of Israel had given: and the king granted him all his request, according to the hand of Yehovah his Yehovah upon him.

[9] For upon the first day of the first month began he to go up from Babylon,

and on the first day of the fifth month came he to Jerusalem, according to the good hand of his Yehovah upon him.

[10] For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of Yehovah, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.

Ezra 10 [17] And they made an end with all the men that had taken strange wives נָשִׁים נָכְרִיּוֹת   by the first day of the first month. יוֹם אֶחָד, לַחֹדֶשׁ הָרִאשׁוֹן


Ezek. 29 [17] And it came to pass in the seven and twentieth year, in the first month, in the first day of the month, the word of Yehovah came unto me, saying,
[18] Son of man,
Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon caused his army to serve a great service against Tyrus: every head was made bald, and every shoulder was peeled: yet had he no wages, nor his army, for Tyrus, for the service that he had served against it:

[19] Therefore thus saith the Yehovah; Behold, I will give the land of Egypt unto Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon; and he shall take her multitude, and take her spoil, and take her prey; and it shall be the wages for his army.

[20] I have given him the land of Egypt for his labour wherewith he served against it, because they wrought for me, saith the Yehovah.

[21] In that day will I cause the horn of the house of Israel to bud forth, and I will give thee the opening of the mouth in the midst of them; and they shall know that I am Yehovah.


בִּתְחִלַּת, קְצִיר שְׂעֹרִים   in the beginning of barley harvest

Ruth 1 [22] So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter in law, with her, which returned out of the country of Moab: and they came to Bethlehem in the beginning of barley harvest.

2 Sam. 21 [9] And he delivered them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them in the hill before Yehovah: and they fell all seven together, and were put to death in the days of harvest, in the first days, in the beginning of barley harvest.


One calendar, no fiscal calendar in scripture

Fiscal: of or pertaining to the public treasury or revenues: example - fiscal policies that may change. Also, of or pertaining to financial matters in general.

God laws (policies) are the same all year round, they don’t change


This is how we recognize when the year starts

Gen. 1[14] And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים, יְהִי מְאֹרֹת בִּרְקִיעַ הַשָּׁמַיִם, לְהַבְדִּיל, בֵּין הַיּוֹם וּבֵין הַלָּיְלָה; וְהָיוּ לְאֹתֹת וּלְמוֹעֲדִים, וּלְיָמִים וְשָׁנִים

One New Year

Deut.11 [12] A land which Yehovah thy God careth for: the eyes of Yehovah thy God are always upon it,

from the “beginning of the year” even unto the “end of the year”.

אֶרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ דֹּרֵשׁ אֹתָהּ:  תָּמִיד, עֵינֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ בָּהּ--מֵרֵשִׁית הַשָּׁנָה, וְעַד אַחֲרִית שָׁנָה


Saul tells the Corinthians: Keep it simple!

2 Cor. 11[3] But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Messiah.

Exod.23 [14] Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year.

שָׁלֹשׁ רְגָלִים, תָּחֹג לִי בַּשָּׁנָה

[15] Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month abib (ha aviv); for in it thou came out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty: (offering time)

[16] And the feast of harvest, the first fruits of thy labors, which thou hast sown in the field:

and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year,  בְּצֵאת הַשָּׁנָה  when thou hast gathered in thy labors out of the field.

[17] Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord Yehovah. (Offering time)

Deut.16 [16] Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before Yehovah thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before Yehovah empty.

[17] Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of Yehovah thy God which he hath given thee.


Here are a few references to one calendar, one year

Num. 28 [11] And in the beginnings of your months… ha Aviv / Nisan

14: …offering of every month throughout the months of the year.

[16] And in the fourteenth day of the first month is the passover of Yehovah.
17] And in the fifteenth day of this month is the feast: seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten.
18] In the first day shall be
a holy convocation; ye shall do no manner of servile work therein:

[25] And on the seventh day ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work.

[26] Also in the day of the first fruits, when ye bring a new meat offering unto Yehovah, after your weeks be out, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work:

2Kgs.13 [20] And Elisha died, and they buried him. And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year.

1 Chr. 27 [1]out month by month throughout all the months of the year,

2 Chr. 24 [23] And it came to pass at the end of the year,

Job 3 [6] As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined unto the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months.

Ezek. 40 [1] In the five and twentieth year of our captivity, in the beginning of the year, in the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after that the city was smitten, in the selfsame day the hand of Yehovah was upon me, and brought me thither.


A good time to "come out and be separate"

By strength of hand Yehovah brought us out from Egypt,

From the house of bondage (sin)


Exod. 13

[3] And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand Yehovah brought you out from this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten.

[8] And thou shalt shew thy son in that day, saying, This is done because of that which Yehovah did unto me when I came forth out of Egypt.

[9] And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that Yehovah's law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath Yehovah brought thee out of Egypt.

[14] And it shall be when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying,

What is this?

that thou shalt say unto him, By strength of hand Yehovah brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage:

[15] And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that Yehovah slew all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man, and the firstborn of beast: therefore I sacrifice to Yehovah all that openeth the matrix, being males; but all the firstborn of my children I redeem.

Deut. 6

[20] And when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which Yehovah our Yehovah hath commanded you?

[21] Then thou shalt say unto thy son, We were Pharaoh's bondmen in Egypt; and Yehovah brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand:

[22] And Yehovah shewed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes:

[23] And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers.

[24] And Yehovah commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear Yehovah our Yehovah, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day.

[25] And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before Yehovah our Yehovah, as he hath commanded us.


Watch out for the mixed multitude

Exod. 12 [38] And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle.

Num. 11 [4] And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?

Neh. 13 [3] Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.


 "Come out and be separate"

Exod. 33[16] For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.

Lev. 20 [24] But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I am Yehovah your Yehovah, which have separated you from other people.

Deut. 32 [8] When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel


1 Kgs. 8 [51] For they be thy people, and thine inheritance, which thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron:

[52] That thine eyes may be open unto the supplication of thy servant, and unto the supplication of thy people Israel, to hearken unto them in all that they call for unto thee.

[53] For thou didst separate them from among all the people of the earth, to be thine inheritance, as thou spakest by the hand of Moses thy servant, when thou broughtest our fathers out of Egypt, O Yehovah.


Ezra 6 [19] And the children of the captivity kept the passover upon the fourteenth day of the first month.

[20] For the priests and the Levites were purified together, all of them were pure, and killed the passover for all the children of the captivity, and for their brethren the priests, and for themselves.

[21] And the children of Israel, which were come again out of captivity, and all such as had separated themselves unto them from the filthiness of the heathen of the land, to seek Yehovah Yehovah of Israel, did eat,

[22] And kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy: for Yehovah had made them joyful, and turned the heart of the king of Assyria unto them, to strengthen their hands in the work of the house of Yehovah, the Yehovah of Israel.


Ezra 10 [8] And that whosoever would not come within three days, according to the counsel of the princes and the elders, all his substance should be forfeited, and himself separated from the congregation of those that had been carried away.

[9] Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered themselves together unto Jerusalem within three days. It was the ninth month, on the twentieth day of the month; and all the people sat in the street of the house of Yehovah, trembling because of this matter, and for the great rain.

[10] And Ezra the priest stood up, and said unto them, Ye have transgressed, and have taken strange wives, to increase the trespass of Israel.

[11] Now therefore make confession unto Yehovah Yehovah of your fathers, and do his pleasure: and separate yourselves from the people of the land, and from the strange wives.

[12] Then all the congregation answered and said with a loud voice, As thou hast said, so must we do.

[13] But the people are many, and it is a time of much rain, and we are not able to stand without, neither is this a work of one day or two: for we are many that have transgressed in this thing.

[14] Let now our rulers of all the congregation stand, and let all them which have taken strange wives in our cities come at appointed times, and with them the elders of every city, and the judges thereof, until the fierce wrath of our Yehovah for this matter be turned from us.

Neh. 9 [2] And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

[3] And they stood up in their place, and read in the book of the law of Yehovah their Yehovah one fourth part of the day; and another fourth part they confessed, and worshipped Yehovah their Yehovah.

Neh. 10 [28] And the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the porters, the singers, the
Nethinims, and all they that had separated themselves from the people of the lands unto the law of Yehovah, their wives, their sons, and their daughters, every one having knowledge, and having understanding;

[29] They clave to their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in Yehovah's law, which was given by Moses the servant of Yehovah, and to observe and do all the commandments of Yehovah our Lord, and his judgments and his statutes;

[30] And that we would not give our daughters unto the people of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons:

Neh. 13 [1] On that day they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the people; and therein was found written, that the Ammonite and the Moabite should not come into the congregation of
Yehovah for ever;

[2] Because they met not the children of Israel with bread and with water, but hired Balaam against them, that he should curse them: howbeit our Yehovah turned the curse into a blessing.

[3] Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.


Rom. 1 [1] Paul, a servant of Yeshua the Messiah, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of Yehovah,


  In the end, Messiah will separate all

Matt. 25 [31] When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

[32] And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

[33] And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

[34] Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

[35] For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

[36] Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

[37] Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

[38] When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

[39] Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

[40] And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.


[41] Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

[42] For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

[43] I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

[44] Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

[45] Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

[46] And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.


 Rev. 18 [4] And I heard another voice from heaven, saying,

Come out of her, my people,

 that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.


Separate yourselves from this world, be "born from above, born of the water and spirit", born again.

 John 3 [3] Yeshua ... said ... Verily, verily, I say unto thee,

Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of Yehovah.


[5] Yeshua answered, verily, verily, I say unto thee,

Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of Yehovah.


[6] That which is born of the flesh is flesh;

and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

[7] Marvel not that I said unto thee,

Ye must be born again!


"A new heart and a new spirit"

Ezek. 18 [31] Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

Ezek. 36 [26] A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

"A new creature, a new man"

Eph. 4 [22] That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

[23] And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

[24] And that ye put on the new man, which after Yehovah is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Col. 3 [9] Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; [10] And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

2 Cor. 5 [17] Therefore if any man be in Messiah, he is a new creature: old things are passed away;

behold, all things are become new.


1 Pet. 1 [22] Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
[23] Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of
Yehovah, which liveth and abideth for ever.
[24] For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass
withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
[25] But the word of the Lord
endureth for ever.

And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.


Rev. 21 [5] And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.  And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.


**Please: Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand Yehovah brought you out from this place.


Now some made up New Year stories if you want to read

Some history from the net

When did January 1 become the first day of the New Year?

March was the original beginning of the year in some previous calendars.

January 1 had become the first day of the New Year when Julius Caesar (100 B.C.E.-44 B.C.E.) reorganized the Roman calendar and made it solar rather than lunar in the year 45 B.C.E. and moved the beginning of the year to January 1.

We use the Gregorian calendar

When the Gregorian calendar was introduced in 1582, January 1 continued to be recognized as the first day of the year in most places.

However, in England and the American colonies, March 25, intended to represent the spring equinox, was the beginning of their year. Under this system, March 24, 1700, was followed by March 25, 1701.

In 1752, the British government changed the beginning date of the year to January 1.


January - "month of Janus": Janus is the Roman god of gates and doorways, depicted with two faces looking in opposite directions. His festival month is January.


The celebration of the New Year on January 1st is a relatively new phenomenon.

The earliest recording of a New Year celebration is believed to have been in Mesopotamia, c. 2000 B.C. and was celebrated around the time of the vernal equinox, in mid-March. A variety of other dates tied to the seasons were also used by various ancient cultures. The Egyptians, Phoenicians, and Persians began their new year with the fall equinox, and the Greeks celebrated it on the winter solstice.

Early Roman calendar: March 1st Rings in the New Year

The early Roman calendar designated March 1 as the New Year. The calendar had just ten months, beginning with March. That the New Year once began with the month of March is still reflected in some of the names of the months. September through December, our ninth through twelfth months, were originally positioned as the seventh through tenth months (septem is Latin for "seven," octo is "eight," novem is "nine," and decem is "ten."

January Joins the Calendar

The first time the new year was celebrated on January 1st was in Rome in 153 B.C. (In fact, the month of January did not even exist until around 700 B.C., when the second king of Rome, Numa Pontilius, added the months of January and February.) The new year was moved from March to January because that was the beginning of the civil year, the month that the two newly elected Roman consuls—the highest officials in the Roman republic—began their one-year tenure. But this new year date was not always strictly and widely observed, and the new year was still sometimes celebrated on March 1.

Julian calendar: January 1st Officially Instituted as the New Year

In 46 B.C. Julius Caesar introduced a new, solar-based calendar that was a vast improvement on the ancient Roman calendar, which was a lunar system that had become wildly inaccurate over the years. The Julian calendar decreed that the New Year would occur with January 1, and within the Roman world, January 1 became the consistently observed start of the new year.

Middle Ages: January 1st Abolished

In medieval Europe, however, the celebrations accompanying the New Year were considered pagan and un- pseudo christian like, and in 567 the Council of Tours abolished January 1 as the beginning of the year. At various times and in various places throughout medieval pseudo Christian Europe, the new year was celebrated on:

Dec. 25, the birth of Yeshua

March 1

March 25 the Feast of the Annunciation


Looks like the Catholics took over above

 Gregorian calendar: January 1st Restored

In 1582, the Gregorian calendar reform restored January 1 as New Year’s Day. Although most Catholic countries adopted the Gregorian calendar almost immediately, it was only gradually adopted among Protestant countries. The British, for example, did not adopt the reformed calendar until 1752. Until then, the British Empire —and their American colonies— still celebrated the New Year in March.


When Julius Caesar (100-44 B.C.) crafted the Julian calendar in 46 B.C., he moved the beginning of the year to January 1. Even after the introduction of the Gregorian calendar in 1582, January 1 continued to be recognized as the first day of the year in most places.

However, up until 1752, England and its American colonies started the new year with March 25, representing the spring equinox. (The equinox, which occurs each spring and fall, is the date on which the sun shines most directly on the equator and day and night are of roughly equal length). Under this system, March 24, 1700, was followed by March 25, 1701. In 1752, the British government declared that January 1 would begin the new year.

Source: Asimov, Isaac. Asimov on Numbers, p. 159.


And then there is Judaism and some Messianics that add and diminish from the Word of the God of Israel and complicate and pervert the matter.

A Judaism source

In 46 B.C.E. the Roman emperor Julius Caesar first established January 1 as New Year’s Day. Janus was the Roman god of doors and gates, and had two faces, one looking forward and one back.  Caesar felt that the month named after this god (“January”) would be the appropriate “door” to the year.  Caesar celebrated the first January 1 New Year by ordering the violent routing of revolutionary Jewish forces in the Galilee.  Eyewitnesses say blood flowed in the streets.  In later years, Roman pagans observed the New Year by engaging in drunken orgies—a ritual they believed constituted a personal re-enacting of the chaotic world that existed before the cosmos was ordered by the gods.

As pseudo Christianity spread, pagan holidays were either incorporated into the pseudo Christian calendar or abandoned altogether.  By the early medieval period most of pseudo Christian Europe regarded Annunciation Day (March 25) as the beginning of the year.  (According to Catholic tradition, Annunciation Day commemorates the angel Gabriel’s announcement to Mary that she would be impregnated by G-d and conceives a son to be called Yeshua.)

After William the Conqueror (AKA “William the Bastard” and “William of Normandy”) became King of England on December 25, 1066, he decreed that the English return to the date established by the Roman pagans, January 1.  This move ensured that the commemoration of Yeshua’ birthday (December 25) would align with William’s coronation, and the commemoration of Yeshua’ circumcision (January 1) would start the new year - thus rooting the English and Christian calendars and his own Coronation).  William’s innovation was eventually rejected, and England rejoined the rest of the pseudo Christian world and returned to celebrating New Years Day on March 25.

About five hundred years later, in 1582, Pope Gregory XIII (AKA “Ugo Boncompagni”, 1502-1585) abandoned the traditional Julian calendar.  By the Julian reckoning, the solar year comprised 365.25 days, and the intercalation of a “leap day” every four years was intended to maintain correspondence between the calendar and the seasons.  Really, however there was a slight inaccuracy in the Julian measurement (the solar year is actually 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds = 365.2422 days).  This slight inaccuracy caused the Julian calendar to slip behind the seasons about one day per century.  Although this regression had amounted to 14 days by Pope Gregory’s time, he based his reform on restoration of the vernal equinox, then falling on March 11, to the date had 1,257 years earlier when Council of Nicaea was convened (March 21, 325 C.E.).  Pope Gregory made the correction by advancing the calendar 10 days.  The change was made the day after October 4, 1582, and that following day was established as October 15, 1582.

The Gregorian calendar differs from the Julian in three ways:

(1) No century year is a leap year unless it is exactly divisible by 400 (e.g., 1600, 2000, etc.);

(2) Years divisible by 4000 are common (not leap) years;

(3) once again the New Year would begin with the date set by the early pagans, the first day of the month of Janus - January 1.

On New Years Day 1577 Pope Gregory XIII decreed that all Roman Jews, under pain of death, must listen attentively to the compulsory Catholic conversion sermon given in Roman synagogues after Friday night services.  On New Years Day 1578 Gregory signed into law a tax forcing Jews to pay for the support of a “House of Conversion” to convert Jews to Messiahianity.  On New Years 1581 Gregory ordered his troops to confiscate all sacred literature from the Roman Jewish community.  Thousands of Jews were murdered in the campaign.

Throughout the medieval and post-medieval periods, January 1 - supposedly the day on which Yeshua’ circumcision initiated the reign of pseudo Christianity and the death of Judaism - was reserved for anti-Jewish activities: synagogue and book burnings, public tortures, and simple murder.

The Israeli term for New Year’s night celebrations, “Sylvester,” was the name of the “Saint” and Roman Pope who reigned during the Council of Nicaea (325 C.E.).  The year before the Council of Nicaea convened, Sylvester convinced Constantine to prohibit Jews from living in Jerusalem.  At the Council of Nicaea, Sylvester arranged for the passage of a host of viciously anti-Semitic legislation.  All Catholic “Saints” are awarded a day on which pseudo Christians celebrate and pay tribute to that Saint’s memory.  December 31 is Saint Sylvester Day - hence celebrations on the night of December 31 are dedicated to Sylvester’s memory.


Made up New Years in Judaism – don’t follow them

Judaism has four, five or six new years. Is this scriptural?


Let's examine all their made up stories:

First, I will explain their made up stories, then I will show Scripture to prove they are wrong.


Judaism: no New Year here but this is what they say:

New Year for years?, that is, Rosh HaShana.

The 1st of Tishrei (in the 7th month) Tishrei? lol

(No word Tishrei in the Hebrew bible)

The New Year for tithing vegetables?: Tishrei 1 marked the beginning of the "fiscal year" for figuring the tithe, a 10% tax payable in vegetables, on vegetables. Veggies harvested in one "fiscal year" were not to be used as tithe for those harvested in another. The owners didn't get to eat this tithe. It went to the government on behalf of the Temple; every 3rd year it was to be given to the poor.

New Year for Sabbatical years?: Every 7th year, according to the Torah they say (Lev. 25), that land in Israel is not to be cultivated. This was apparently observed, even under great duress during the struggle of the Maccabees. (In the Catholic Apocrypha) Tishrei 1 (Rosh Hashanah) is the New Year for years (when we increase the year number. Sabbatical and Jubilee years begin at this time).  Very wrong!

Rosh Hashanah means the “head of the year” not the 7th month


Lev. 25 [4] But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for Yehovah: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.


Where is the name Tishrei in the Hebrew Bible? No place!

1Kgs. 8:2 says the 7th month is called ha Ethanim and it is not New Year it is the 7th month.

Lev. 23[24] Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month , in the first day of the month , shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, זִכְרוֹן תְּרוּעָה  an holy convocation.

1 Kgs. 8 [2] And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast in the month ha Ethanim, which is the seventh month. (approx. Sept. - Oct.)

No mention of a New Year here in scripture


Judaism: no new year here but this is what they say:

New Year for Jubilee years?: occurs every 50th year. During a Jubilee year, land was to be returned to its original owner, and all Jewish slaves were to be freed. It was apparently never observed.

(There is a tradition that states each year of the Babylonian exile was for an unobserved Jubilee year.)


Lev. 25 [9] Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land.[10] And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty

[13] In the year of this jubile ye shall return every man unto his possession.

No mention of a New Year here in scripture


Judaism: no new year here but this is what they say:

New Year for planting trees?: (Lev. 19:23), the fruit of a tree is not to be used until four years pass after its planting. Tishrei 1 was used in calculating the number of years passed since a tree's planting. This date is not associated with planting trees today; that association is now with Tu Bishvat.

Tu BiShevat, the 15th day of the month of Shevat, Feb., and is a holiday also known as the New Year for Trees.

The word "Tu" is not really a word; it is the number 15 in Hebrew


Zech.1 [1] In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of Yehovah unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying, [7] Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Shevat

Lev. 19 [23] And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then ye shall count the fruit thereof as uncircumcised: three years shall it be as uncircumcised unto you: it shall not be eaten of.[24] But in the fourth year all the fruit thereof shall be holy to praise Yehovah withal.[ 25] And in the fifth year shall ye eat of the fruit thereof, that it may yield unto you the increase thereof: I am Yehovah your God.

No mention of a New Year here in scripture


Judaism: no New Year here but this is what they say:

Elul 1 (in August) is the New Year for the tithing of animals


Lev.27 [32] And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock , even of whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto Yehovah.

Deut.12 [17] Thou mayest not eat within thy gates the tithe of thy corn, or of thy wine, or of thy oil, or the firstlings of thy herds or of thy flock, nor any of thy vows which thou vowest, nor thy freewill offerings, or heave offering of thine hand:

Deut.14 [23] And thou shalt eat before Yehovah thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear Yehovah thy God always.

No mention of a New Year here in scripture


Don’t follow or waste your time reading the Talmud

There are over 300 disagreements in the Talmud between the Schools of Hillel and Shammai.

Here is one silly argument: They say

The 1st of Shevat is the New Year for trees, that is the new year for calculating the tithe on fruit grown in Israel,

so says the School of Shammai


the School of Hillel disagrees

and says the 15th of Shevat.

The proper date of the new year of the trees is thus yet another of the famous disputes between the Schools of Hillel and Shammai, and as usual the opinion of Hillel's followers eventually prevailed.

Fruit that budded during one "fiscal year" was not to be used as tithe on that which budded during another.''

This above is an example of a made up argument


Back to “simplicity”


You might ask, why I am making such a big deal of this, well here is the answer: No lie is of the truth!

Prov. 30 [6] Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

1 John 2 [21] I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth

Rev.21 [8] But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

There is only one calendar of the God of Israel

Deut. 4 [2] Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of Yehovah your God which I command you.

Deut. 12 [32] What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.


Start a "new beginning" with the people of Yehovah today

Remember: 1Thes. 5 [21] Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

Rom.12 [2] And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Gal.6 [4] But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

2 Cor.13 [5] Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Yeshua the Messiah is in you, except ye be reprobates?

2Tim. 4 [5] But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.


Use the Scriptures, not other writings or commentaries

2 Tim. 3 [16] All scripture (TaNaKh) is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: [17] That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.


The Spring Feasts and Holy days of Yehovah we do in memorial

In God’s Spring Calendar:

The God’s New Year


Feast of Unleavened Bread

First Fruits (barley)

Feast of Weeks - Pentecost) First Fruits (wheat) Sunday

Remember we will be counting "weeks" not omers

An "omer" is a "sheaf" of barley

עמר  omer  - A dry measure of 1/10 ephah (about 2 liters)


  **Remember God’s calendar is different than the Gregorian and Judaism calendars.

**Remember, God starts His days in the evening

Gen.1[5] And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

Lev. 23 [32] It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.

 Some words to know:

Lev. 23 [3] Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of rest, an "holy convocation"; ye shall do no work therein: it is the

Sabbath of Yehovah in all your dwellings

Dwellingמושׁב  môshâv - seat, assembly, dwelling-place, dwelling, your situation, location, (at) time of dwelling


Servile work מְלֶאכֶת עֲבֹדָה

עֲבֹדָה  avodah - work of any kind: act, labour, service, tillage, work

מְלֶאכֶת  melakat - occupation, work, business public business


The Sabbath is a "holy convocation"

Holy convocation מִקְרָא-קֹדֶשׁ

מקרא miqra: convocation, convoking, reading, a calling together, sacred assembly, something called out, that is, a public meeting (the act, the persons, or the place); also a rehearsal

קדשׁ kodesh: a sacred place or thing; consecrated, dedicated, hallowed, holiness, saint, sanctuary, apartness, sacredness, separateness, apartness, sacredness, holiness

Feast חַג  chag - feast

chagag חגג  - properly to move in a circle, that is, (specifically) to march in a sacred procession, to observe a festival; - celebrate, (keep, hold) a (solemn) feast (holy day)


Learn the 7 extra Sabbath besides the weekly Sabbath in the Feast and Holy Days in the 1st month, 3rd month, and 7th month of God

3 harvests, feasts, not 7 feasts (He is, He was and He is to come)

Preparation should be considered to observe these holydays properly.


In closing:


All that joined themselves to the God of Israel prepare for the Spring Feasts and Holy days.


Here are the dates again and again


 פֶּסַח - Ha Aviv / Nisan 14 - Passover is the 22nd of April in the evening


חַג הַמַּצּוֹת - Ha Aviv / Nisan 15 - Feast of Unleavened Bread, Saturday, the 23rd of April, starts the evening before.


בִּכּוּרֵי  First fruits   “Offering time”


Ha Aviv / Nisan 21 – end of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, Friday, the 29th of April, starts the evening before.


Sivan (3rd month) Feast of Week - June 12, 2016, Sunday or 1st day, a


Hag Sh'vu-ot - חַג שָׁבֻעֹת “Offering time”

Feast of Harvest Hag ha katseer - חַג הַקָּצִיר



One last note of interest:


Look at your calendar (the Gregorian calendar we use today) you have in your home.


They had March 27, 2016 as Easter, eggs, rabbits, chocolate candy, etc.


**However it is the resurrection of Jesus / Yeshua from the dead


Then they will have April 22, 2016 is Passover when Jesus / Yeshua dies on the tree / cross


How could that be?


They have Jesus / Yeshua rising from the dead almost a month before He dies. (Wrong!) Oh well…


Things not to do in false, pagan matters:

Don’t agree to disagree

Don’t condone

Don’t let things slide or wink with the eye

Don’t be guilty by association

Don’t make excuses or give an alibi for false things


Simply, Don’t Lie


Don’t participate in any lie! Be safe


Start preparing!


Shabbat Shalom


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