July 19, 2009

When is the real New Moon?

In the coming week there will be a New Moon. I was thinking on that this morning and was reminded of something that happened recently. Due to this event, I don't think I will ever think of the New Moon in the same way again.

Several months ago, a group of people in our fellowship, including my family, were questioning when the actual New Moon is. Seeing that the Hebrew year and most of the biblical feasts pivot around this time; we were looking to clarify when exactly we're to start counting. Many people have been raised to say that when the sky is dark it is a New Moon. But we usually say the same thing when there is a crescent moon, too. So which one is the Scriptural New Moon?

One day, I was thinking about this- I think a hundred miles an hour BTW- and had an idea. I had no idea where I got the idea, I just knew that it was there. Actually I think it was Yahweh, but anyway, it was there. I sat down with my Scriptures and started looking it up. Really I just flipped pages, trying to figure out where to start. Then I landed at Yeshua's Resurrection. Now you must be asking, "What does that have to do with the new Moon?"

Read on and I think you will find a beautiful revelation of love and wonder. You know the Scripture that says the lamb was slain from the beginning? (Revelation 13:8) That verse gained a whole new meaning for me as I began writing the words following. Believe me, this was none of my own doing. I am still in awe of what Yahweh revealed through my pen that day. To think that we see this phenomenon every single month and have no clue!

Okay, enough of my rambling. :) Here is what was written that I find so wonderful:


A Thought on the New Moon

Webster’s Dictionary Definition of ‘New Moon’- “1) The moon’s phase when it is in conjunction with the Sun so that it’s dark side is towards the earth; also the thin crescent seen shortly after sunset a few days after the actual occurrence of the new moon phase. 2) The first day of the Jewish month.”

Genesis 1:1-5 –
Gen 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”
Gen 1:2 “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”
Gen 1:3 “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.”
Gen 1:4 “And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.”
Gen 1:5 “And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.”

Genesis 1:14-19 –
Gen 1:14 “And God 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:”
Gen 1:15 “And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.”
Gen 1:16 “And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.”
Gen 1:17 “And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,”
Gen 1:18 “And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.”
Gen 1:19 “And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.”

Based on what I have read in the Scriptures, and in my study of Astronomy, I submit that there are two New Moons.
The first is when the sky is dark. There is an absence of light. It is time to begin looking for the New Moon. This time we call the ‘New Moon’ because it is the time when the sky is dark. The moon is being made new.
The second new moon; the one we base the calendar on; is a thin line- a crescent- in the sky. The new moon cycle is beginning. A new beginning, a new month, a new moon, has emerged from the dark sky.
Scripture says that Yahweh put the sun and moon in the sky to rule the day and night. The earth was already dark. Therefore, Yahweh must have hung them as lights. They must have been at the beginning of their cycles because they were placed in the first week. They weren’t dark, so this must be the second form of new moon, the crescent.

Does this not make sense?

Allow me to give you a thought.
Yahweh created the earth on the first day.
He created the lights on the fourth day.
The fourth (evening and morning) day is the third day after the first day.

Yeshua is our light.
He rose on the third day.
There were two days (two evenings) of waiting and watching. On the third morning, Yeshua rose (or it was seen that He had, in fact, risen). For a new moon, there are usually (that I know of) two nights of darkness and on the third evening we see the crescent. We know that the moon is new because we can see it. If there was any speculation before this, there is not on this night. Why? Because there is a crescent. As it is written according to Isaiah 60: 1-3, “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of Yahweh is risen upon thee.
Isa 60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but Yahweh shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee.
Isa 60:3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.”
There is a crescent. Thy light has come.
Now think about that. Isn't it a beautiful picture?

3 comments:

  1. Hello!!

    I saw your link on APH and thought I'd stop by since your post was about the New Moon!!

    My family does the feasts of YHVH, Saturday Shabbat, etc., and we've been walking in Yeshua's ways of Torah ever since I was about 9 years old. ^_^ We also do the Feasts according to the sighting of the New Moon in Israel...I believe my dad's done a study on it up at his site, considerhisways.com

    Please comment me back...I've only met 1 Messianic young lady online before, so I'm so excited at the thought of getting to know another young lady!!

    Blessings,
    Miss Toria

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  2. wow, that IS so beautiful! Thanks for sharing :D

    ~Lana Marie

    (PS, in case new commenters freak you out, I found your blog from a comment that you wrote on Pure Little Ladies Ministry)

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  3. You are such a blessing. Thank you for living uprightly before Yahweh! You are a great example for my daughter as well as for others. Your revalation makes sence and causes me to want to study it out. Glad to know you keep it up. We are just getting online and will check in on your blog. Marlene Kelly

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