The Creator's Calendar

YaHuWaH designed and created His divine calendar from creation. The purpose was and is to teach us about His plan of redemption through Yahushua the Messiah.

"And Elohim 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" ~ Genesis 1:14 ~

YaHuWaH did not create humans to determine when years begin and end, He created the sun, moon and stars. The sun and the moon being like the two hands on a clock keeping YaHuWaH’s time.

Unfortunately, humans have taken it upon ourselves to create their own calendars to reckon time. The Gregorian calendar is currently used worldwide. It is a calculated pagan solar calendar and was created by the Roman emperors to worship the Roman emperor, the sun and contains many Pagan holidays.

In Exodus YaHuWaH told Moses when a new year begins:

Exodus 12 v 1-2

‘And YaHuWaH spoke to Moses and to Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, ‘This new moon (month) is the beginning of new moons (months) for you, it is the first new moon (month) of the year for you.’

The Hebrew word for moon / month that is used here is the word ‘chodesh.’ It actually means ‘to bring back, to make anew, rebuild, make shine.’ The months are connected with the cycle of the moon.

The first new moon of the year which is spoken of in Exodus 12 is referring to the ‘renewed moon’ which occurs immediately after the conjunction when the moon starts its new cycle marking the beginning of a month and the start of the new year. 

Psalm 104 v 19

"He appointed the moon for appointed times."

Deuteronomy 16 v 1

"Guard the new moon of Abib..."

The Hebrew word for ‘guard’ used here is ‘shamar’ which can mean protect, observe regard.

The new year is also determined in alignment with the sun and the spring equinox. At the spring equinox we see a time where nature springs back to life and the land is rejuvenated. We see a visible sign on the earth of regrowth of seeds planted in darkness and then sprouting forth. Subsequent months are governed by each new moon. Each month can be up to 30 days long and average 29.5 days over a year.

Each month ends in darkness with no moon visible and the next month begins when the following morning dawns, although many still indoctrinated into the Babylonian influenced religion of Judaism will wait to see a sliver before starting a new month which unfortunately is problematic rather like starting a day in the night, it causes erroneous time and holiday keeping... 

Preceding the new moon there can be up to three days of what appears to be darkness before the light is seen by the naked eye, yet we know that as soon as the moon is fully covered in darkness that light instantly starts to form on its waxing side thus causing the end of a month cycle and the start of a new month the following day. By waiting to see a sliver (which is unscriptural) we see various repeating issues with mainstream calendars and much division.

(More information on this topic is coming soon)

In scripture we are provided YaHuWaH’s time clock so that we can keep YaHuWaH’s appointed times in line with His calendar. There are 7 Appointed times on His calendar each year.

This is just a brief overview of YaHuWaH’s calendar for more in depth information please go to www.torahclendar.com 

(Also you can look in the videos and resources pages for some great teachings on the subject.)