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Abib Reports

Feb 22, 2020: Barley Inspection

Dear Brethren,

Linda and I will be arriving in Israel on Monday the 24th and will be looking for the new moon crescent that evening from just outside Jerusalem. We will post, if in fact we see anything. It will be close to the youngest crescent we have seen there, which means there can’t be any haze over the Mediterranean Sea due to the young moons low profile in the western sky, as well as a short window for seeing it.

 

We will conduct a full barley inspection of all our traditionally early volunteer fields on Tuesday the 25th in the South, Central, and North, of Israel. And as usual we will be reporting on any of the other 9 signs/witnesses in creation which attest to, or against, the change of the year in the Land from winter to summer.

 

This year we will be staying for over a month and will document the maturing locations through pictures and videos in an effort to give you a more realistic understanding of the entire growth process and how weather can affect it in dramatic ways. We should be posting them every 4-5 days if not earlier.

 

Hopefully this will help you to live the actual experience over that timeframe, and no doubt will increase your understanding of it without actually having hands on in the Land.

 

Thank you for loving Father and our Savior/Husband/Wavesheaf the  Passover Lamb of the House of the Elohim.

 

Our peace we give to you!

 

Brian and Linda

We would like to share with you Gisela's pictures and findings in Israel.

Feb 8, 2020: Abib Update

Happy Sabbath Brethren,

We hope this communication finds you safe and sound in the bosom of Father, and our Lord and Savior/Husband, Jesus the Christ. As we write the sun is not up yet and the snow and cold are blowing around outside. But the wood burning stove is moving right along sending out its warmth throughout the house. Such a wonderful blessing to live in such comfort and ease of life here at the end of the age. We are very thankful for it and we also know it may change at any given time.

It appears that some of the brethren are getting a little antsy about the expectations at the end of this 12th Biblical month and a possible start to the new year. In that venue some of you are a little annoyed at us for not sending out all the updates of the barley growth cycle and the meteorological conditions affecting it like we have in past years leading up to the end of the 12th month.

Well, dear brothers and sisters, if you are of that persuasion then you have forgotten how we emphasized last year that we were going to do exactly that with the expectation you would use your computer and time to search articles, photos, and videos originating in Israel from December on to practice this all for yourselves. We have demonstrated over the years how simple it is to do. This year there have been lots of pictures and videos to examine. And there still will be. For many, many years we have stressed the importance of doing this individually. In doing so we are instructed in knowledge of both the climate, and the barley growth cycles being put in place for the determination of the end of one year and start of another. We then sift this knowledge through the experiences we have gained through the patterns in creation and in the Word of God to gain understanding. Only then can we make a decision based in wisdom. A good farmer watches the weather conditions which affect his crop growing so that he is not caught unawares of the time of harvest so he does not suffer any unnecessary hardships related to it. We are all to be doing the same.

So far, the last 3 months of the Biblical Calendar have been setting record upon record for rainfall in much of the Land. Many locations have already exceeded their annual rainfall quantities and are still doing so with the exception of some isolated areas where volunteer/wild barley grows. Much of this has had devastating effects on crops and people. Some have lost their lives as a result of it. There are areas where croplands were devastated and needing to be turned and reseeded. Unfortunately, that could not happen while the soils were soaked. Some will just wait for a drier environment and plant a different later crop in that same ground.

 

As we are writing much of the Land is receiving strong winds and rain. The temperatures are falling with the forecast of frost starting Sunday night through Tuesday. The threat of loosing young crops and early budding fruit trees is very real. Ask yourself this: Does that sound like the preconditions that an entire country of people would be traveling to a pilgrimage feast of Passover/UB in the mountains surrounding Jerusalem 31 days from today? Could our Creators adjust that with a miracle? Of course, They could and we also would adjust for we follow our Savior/Husband wherever He goes. But why would They do such a thing? They are teaching us all about Their patterns in scripture and in creation. We will need that knowledge and understanding desperately in the years to come. All of this is actually rooted in common sense which is a fleeting thing these days. They have established the intercalation pattern with us since 2004/2005. That has not changed unless you have been a Nehemiaite anti-christ calendar follower.

So far this year we have been able to review many photo’s and videos of the barley growing. Nothing is remotely mature enough to sponsor a wavesheaf by March 10th. Not even the unacceptable barley growing along roadsides and in stony soil, with their greenhouse effects. Those plants are always much earlier than barley growing in good soil, yet not even close this cycle to date.

What we have witnessed is a huge amount of tillering taking place all over the country. Some may ask what is tillering? Tillering is when a plant decides to send out auxiliary shoots off of the main shoot at its root system underground. That results in the possibility of the plant producing multiple shoots with multiple heads and thus a greater harvest. Water is the number one early and late component in all of this cycle. That is exactly why it is taking place in such vast numbers this year, record rains in most regions and locations that grow grain. You may then ask: what does that have to do with the upcoming end of the 12th Biblical month? Almost everything. We say that because volunteer barley is the number 1 sign used for the decision to change from winter to summer in the Land. However, it is not alone for it is just 1 of 10 given to us in scripture to look for which witness to the end of the year.

What is taking place is simple to follow and observe and thus understand. The root system under this phenomenon is supporting multiple stocks or shoots which will be producing multiple heads of grain. That slows down the maturing process. The idealistic 90-day standard cycle is completely disrupted as to days to maturity and harvesting. Things like tillering as a result of lots of moisture is all designed into the seed and has been since day 3 of creation. The Elohim use it to instruct us as to their decisions. Water just does not slow down the plants maturing from tillering but also from the fact the root system will put a lot of production and time into growing thicker and taller stalks so it can reach higher when it bows its head before the Elohim. This all increases the time of the life cycle of the plant and thus puts of the time of harvest. The plant will not reach physiologic maturity so it can reproduce itself and thus be Aviv until much later than that of a normal cycle in the Land. In fact, green heads can be seen for many weeks past the normal Zadok time frame

Once again, nothing we have observed to date gives us any hope of a March 10th Passover/UB festival. We will be continuing our normal daily observations of the pictures and weather conditions for several more weeks. We will have a Zoom meeting online on Sabbath the 22nd of this month to discuss what we have for making decisions.

 

Please understand, we know there are some out there stirring the pot in the hope that you will be drawn into their sphere of influence. Don’t be easily tossed to and fro. Its not worth it. You have what you need to follow the balance of the Biblical month along as to growth cycles and weather conditions. Apply the current cycles to the written reports of the past 18/19 years on the site and make your determinations as we approach the end of this 12th Biblical month. Use all of this so you grow in the knowledge of our Lord, Jesus the Christ, for He is our Wavesheaf. Be patient and see what takes place between now and then.

Brian and Linda

Based on our experiences in the Land each year inspecting for the first barley to be ripe after the end of the 12th lunar month we have been able to establish many Abib Calendar patterns. Most of you have read them time and time again as we post them in our inspection reports from year to year.

Two very important ones are simple to understand:

First, if we have two successive 12-month years we will have an intercalated year following them. Such was the case for this year, 2019. The pattern started in 2008, and continued with 2011, 2014, and 2017.

 

The second is that we will always have a normal year following an intercalated year. Once again, the pattern in the Abib Calendar of Yehovah has been in place since 2004; then 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015, and 2018.

With this understanding in place we can have a little fun while we are waiting on our Elohim to provide us with all the evidences to what they have decided will be the turn of the year in the Land from Winter to Summer for 2020 and 2021.

All days start from the previous Gregorian day sunset.

 

2020 will most likely be an intercalated year with Wednesday February 26 being the first day of an added 13th month, thus the following.

 

New Year:  Thursday, March 26th

Passover: Wednesday, April 8th

Unleavened Bread: Thursday, April 9 through Wednesday the 15th

Wavesheaf: Sunday, April 12th

Pentecost/Weeks: Sunday, May 31

Trumpets: Saturday, September 19th

Atonement: Monday, September 28th

Feast of Tabernacles: Saturday, October 3rd through Friday the 9th

Last Great Day/Eighth Day: Saturday, October 10th

 

Potential 2021 Dates (Normal Year)

 

New Year: Monday, March 15th

Passover: Sunday, March 28th

Unleavened Bread: Monday, March 29 through Sunday, April 4th

Wavesheaf: Sunday, April 4th

Pentecost/Weeks: Sunday, May 23rd

Trumpets: Thursday, September 9th

Atonement: Saturday, September 18th

Feast of Tabernacles: Thursday, September 23 through Wednesday the 29th

Last Great Day/Eighth Day: Thursday, September 30th

 

Let’s see what happens. This is good practice for being able to do all of this ourselves. Go through the posted potential new moons to make an attempt to figure out the potential new year and the annual rehearsals of Yehovah. Use the patterns we have established, to work with the lunar cycles.

Someday you may have to do it yourself, so why not start learning to do it now if you don’t already know how. Practice is a good way of learning.

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Historical Abib Data

2019 - Normal 12 month year

2018 - Normal 12 month year

2017 - Intercalated 13 month year

2016 - Normal 12 month year

2015 - Normal 12 month year

2014 - Intercalated 13 month year

2013 - Normal 12 month year

2012 - Normal 12 month year

2011 - Intercalated 13 month year

2010 - Normal 12 month year

2009 - Normal 12 month year

2008 - Intercalated 13 month year

 

 

2007 - Normal 12 month year

2006 - Normal 12 month year

2005 - Intercalated 13 month year

2004 - Normal 12 month year

2003 - Intercalated 13 month year

2002 - Normal 12 month year

Pictures of Aviv seeds collected March 2009, Planted December 13th 2009

Pictures Taken 12/25/09 - 13 Days Growth

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