Yahweh has given His people a calendar to find His commanded set part days. (Leviticus chapter 23) It is not the Roman calendar that we use in this world to keep schedules and work by. It is a different calendar that is set by the signs in the heavens forever. This is described in the creation part of the scriptures for knowledge to His people. No one else in the world understands these signs and what they mean. Read for yourself.
And Yahweh 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:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And Yahweh made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
17 And Yahweh set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and Yahweh saw that it was good.
Notice, that the word seasons is underlined. It is actually the word moed (#4150) in Strong's Exhaustive Concordance. It means, Set-a-part days. These are holy days that are designated to be kept during the calendar year by His people. (Called Out Ones) The first day of the first month occurs in the month of April in the Roman calendar. Notice also that the word also says, two great lights. We know by the verses that Yah is talking about the sun and the moon. So in this wonderful calendar we have to keep For His special days, we use both the sun and the moon to find the first day of the new year. Understand also, that there is no other sign mentioned here, like barley for example. We will explain more about this later.
We find the first day of the year by waiting until spring, for the first Feasts of Yahweh are actually spring gatherings. This is were we first use the greater light first, the sun. The sun passes the equator about March 21st. This is called tequphah or the turning of the year. The spring part of the year begins.
Psalms 19:5-6 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit (tequphah) unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. See (Ex 34:22)
Now that spring has arrived we look for the next sign that the creator has given us, the moon. We now look to the western sky to find the new visible crescent just above the horizon about forty minutes (40) after local sunset. The moon has to be 10 degrees above the horizon for it to be a proper moon. This ten degrees assures us that it was seen in Jerusalem. We are not to do our own thing, or go our own way. All law comes out to Zion. This occurs about twenty eight days after the first new moon of the previous month. In other words, when we know when a new moon occurs, it will be in place again about twenty eight days later. This new moon, on or after the equinox, tequphah, is called Abib one, the first day of the new year. This rule is called: THE NEW MOON AFTER RULE. From thence, we count, according to the directions in Leviticus chapter 23, to find the spring Feasts of Yahweh. This is how Moses and the Assembly that came out of Egypt kept the Set-apart Days in the wilderness, and it is still valid today, for Yahweh changes not. (Mal 3:6) See the set-a-part days link at bottom of page.
The calendar is very controversial in nature. There is only one true one that was given. We present material and studies to prove this is the proper way to find the Set-Apart Days. Besides the studies presented, see also the book list of the Assembly. The annual Set-Apart Days contain seven Sabbaths. If we do not keep the right calendar, we will be violating the annual Sabbaths. It is incumbent us to study and pray about this issue diligently. We are to prove all things. If we do not seek the truth, it may not be given to us. Most believers have not studied this issue. We pray that these articles and studies will help the body of Messiah.
Biblical Calendar Research by Herb Solinsky