Once again, we are hoping you are managing well in a world that is ever increasing in all the aspects and characteristics of the evil one.
So many who were once called by Father have fallen short of being drawn to Christ, let alone being accepted into the body for further training by Him. It is sad to see this taking place and at the same time can bring one to a state of anger. The key to that is not letting the sun set on that anger for that can lead to sin being spawned. The evil one can use that to do so.
With that said there are some things which I personally can let blow by (winds of doctrine) but there are some I just can’t, for they are a danger to the young and immature in body who are constantly testing them by putting them in their mouth to chew on. You will see an attachment from an instructor in Talmudic Judaism here which is just one of these situations. Please stop now and read it before you go further. You will find it is a very good example of complete spiritual stupor on display. It is a twisting and denying of Biblical truths and historical facts. One after the other. I will answer because the author Yoel asks the question “What is actually described in the Bible?” He left off the question mark but that is okay for he may have been attempting to make a statement instead. Imagine that.
So, what I am going to do is answer why we look for the first crescent of the new moon as seen from the earth with the naked eye. If any of you would like to address any of his many other Jewish Fables listed by him in the attachment let me know and I will give you space here on this Page. Use the email address to contact me.
He tells us there is no command to look for the first light of the moon in the Bible. Very wrong young man. Please listen up. As Isaiah instructed us, we are taught by patterns throughout the Bible.
Isaiah 28:9-10 Whom will he teach knowledge? And whom will he make to understand the message? Those weaned from milk! Those drawn from the breasts! For precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, there a little.
Yes, through patterns written across the entirety of the Bible mature individuals will understand. That is in both Marriage Covenant scriptures. However, without the spirit of Elohim leading us, or better yet, residing in us, we could never understand the pattern. It would be a mystery surrounded in gibberish as Yoel's post is. Makes sense to him, but not to one who has the spirit of Father and Christ in them.
The Bible is a book of carefully written and preserved words in the Hebrew and Greek languages. Words are very important to our Elohim. So important that They specifically call Christ/Messiah "The Word of God/Elohim.” The Biblical patterns consist of carefully chosen words to describe the intent of what is being instructed so there is no misunderstanding. There was to be no changing any of them or deleting any of them.
Deuteronomy 4:2 You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of Yehovah your Elohim which I command you.
Revelation 22:18-19 For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and the things which are written in this book.
That is very important to grasp. The Mishna first, and then the Talmud, completely trash that command by adding and deleting from the written commands of Elohim. Just look to Mark 7:1-13. Here are verses 6-9 to make the point abundantly clear.
Mark 7: 6-9 He answered and said to them, well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: this people honor Me with lips, but their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men, such as the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other such things you do. He said to them, too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition.
This is the Word of God speaking to the masters of Judaism in His day. Nothing has changed. He is the one we know as the Mighty El, the Creator.
John 1:1-4 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shone in the darkness, and the darkness did not overtake it.
10-12: He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him (Jesus the Christ.) He came to His own (the Jews), and His own did not receive Him! But as many as received Him, to them He gave the authority (the Gentiles) to become children of God, to those who believe in His name, who was born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14: And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of favor, acceptance and truth.
In His testing by satan the evil one, He rebuked him with the following instruction.
Mathew 4:4 But He answered and said, it is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.
So now let us look to these words in Hebrew which were spoken by the mouth of our Elohim. First, we have New Moon via Hebrew.
#2320 Chodesh from #2318; the new moon, by implication a month.
That is the simplicity of the Hebrew given. New moon, or by extension, a month representing a lunar cycle as seen from the earth. Thus 29 or 30 days.
Now what part of the cycle is He talking about when the term New Moon is being used? Very simple. Look at its root word which is a prime root! That means nothing before it only following its intent afterwards in the language.
#2318 Chadash a prime root; to be new; causatively to rebuild.” Did we all get that! It is instructing us that it is the first instance of the rebuilding process. The start of it. Everything being rebuilt has a beginning to the process. Not the middle or any other part of it. Very specific and carefully chosen words here. So, does that mean the conjunction? Absolutely not, for it clearly says:
Genesis 1:14-15 Then Elohim said, let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and appointed times, and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth; and it was so.
That is correct, it is the light as seen from the earth that we use. We do not use the darkness. It needs to be clearly visible as a sign. Something we can see with our eyes as the Hebrew word instructs us.
#226 owth; probably from #225 (in the sense of appearing); a signal (literally or figuratively) as a flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence, etc.” That is something you can see, period. The root: “#225 is uwth; a prime root; properly to come, i.e. (implying) to assent.
What do we get when we put these Hebrew words together in context here in Genesis with the light of the Moon? We get the beginning of its building cycle. That means the first visible light of that process as seen from the surface of the earth is where we start.
Our Elohim gave that to us from the very beginning, when they placed the sun and the moon is the heavens for us to use, so we would keep the timing of things correct to Their perspective and command.
This is really easy to show the pattern commanded to be used in the Bible. It has never changed. Men change it as they vie for power and prestige in religious undertakings. Anything outside of this very clear command is not acceptable to our Elohim.
There is much more but this is sufficient to answer his gibberish about there is no instruction the Bible as to which part of the lunar cycle we are to use.
Our peace we give to you!