THE 7-DAY WEEK IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH THE PHASES OF THE MOON
The false teachings on the Internet are boundless. Lunar Sabbathers (and others) fail to make the distinction between the weekly Shabath and an annual day of rest from work. Yahukanon (John) pointed out this distinction as we see:
“Therefore, since it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the stake on the Shabath – for that Shabath was a high one – the Yahudim asked Pilate to have their legs broken, and that they be taken away.” Yn. 19:31
The idea of the “Lunar Sabbath,” setting the weeks according to the moon’s phases, is very confusing. The idea the weekly Shabath is set by the moon is not derived from Scripture. There are various methods among those subscribing to this idea, from how and when the first day of the moon occurs, to which of the days is a weekly Sabbath. Some say the 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th are weekly Sabbaths, then another weekly Sabbath pops-up about 2 days later with the arrival of the new moon. What happened to the “work six days” that reminds us of how Yahuah worked six days and rested on the seventh day? Some defend the Talmud’s record of how certain men were selected to sight the new moon (two witnessess) and report to the Sanhedrin so signal fires could be lit. The moon has certainly been a source of controversy, and the confusion is getting worse all the time.
There are so many weird ideas about this one cannot help but be confused. Days, weeks, moons, and years are not geared together. Yahuah illustrated the weekly Shabath by the lack of manna, not the moon. The “first day of the week” the women went to the tomb and found it empty, three days and three nights after Yahusha entered the tomb just before the beginning of the 15th (the full moon, the first day of Matsah, a “high Shabath”).
If the 15th of the moon is a weekly Shabath, how could three days later be the “first day of the week?”
Here is proof that the moon phases have nothing to do with the 7-day weekly cycle. Look at the sequence of events that occurred during the week of Matsah the year Yahusha was executed on the stake:
Yahusha was in the tomb for exactly 3 days and 3 nights.
The 3rd 24-hour part of this 3 days and 3 nights was a weekly Shabath according to Scripture.
For most lunar-Shabathers, the full moon was a weekly Shabath, yet just a few days later, Scripture states the women went to the tomb “on the first day of the week.”
“And on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared,
and they found the stone rolled away from the tomb.” – Luke 24:1-2
This “3 days and 3 nights” is the sign of Yunah, so we know the women didn’t wait a whole week to discover the empty tomb.
This proves the lunar-Shabath teaching is not valid, and is a scheme to divide the followers of Yahusha.
A SIGN OF HIS COMING: The blossoming of the fig tree
Joined Together As One Stick (fig tree, Ez. 37) In Yahuah’s Hand (Mt. 24:32)
When we see the uniting of the two sticks (houses), Yahusha is very near. Yahudah shows us when the appointments are, and we who are Afraim can show Yahudah what they mean.
If you started the first moon while it was still winter, all the appointments will be a month earlier than they really are.
Sunset Apr 8 through sunset Apr 9, 2016
1st day of the 1st moon, in SPRING of the new year.