March 24, 2016 Why today is the true Passover this year and not on April 23!
The fallowing article explains very well the reason why the year started in March 9 at night so Nissan 1 fell on March 9-10 and Passover on March 23-24 today.
Last night there was a blood moon eclipse making it another consecutive year where the eclipses have fallen on Passover and Sukkot which makes a sextet of blood moons falling in sacred Holidays of our Lord.
This makes this year also a year of Perfect Order which means that the feasts of the Lord fall on the exact days that they were instructed to Moses and the same dates occurring at Jesus crucifixion.
I see also the possibility of the Rapture to be on Pentecost as well as next Sunday on Easter. Thanks Greg for your wise words.
Greg Wilson (20 Mar 2016)
“Did God Intend a Sextet of Blood Moons ?“
Did God Intend a Sextet of Blood Moons ?
The 2016 Jewish Calendar is Wrong
How does God reckon the seasons ?
Genesis 1:14 says “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:” Therefore, the sun and the moon are used to measure time for seasons, days and years.
When God prepared Israel to move out of Egypt, he began His teaching in preparation of the first Passover. This was to be Israel’s first month for calendar reckoning. (Exodus 12:2) In the tenth day of this month each family was to choose a lamb. On the fourteenth day, the Lamb would be killed and the blood applied to the door lintels of each family’s home. This was the preparation for the Lord’s Passover, the night the first born of Egypt would be killed as a judgment against all gods of Egypt. All those covered by the blood of the Lamb would be “passed over” and saved from the angel of death.
Following Passover, God established the Feast of Unleavened Bread, a seven day feast, where all leaven would be purged from each home. Leaven represented sin. The first day and last day of this feast was to be an holy convocation. This is an everlasting ordinance for Israel. The month Israel came out of Egypt was Abib, or Nisan. (Exodus 13:4)
The Feast of Unleavened Bread was for a sign upon Israel’s hand and a memorial between their eyes, that the Lord’s law may be in their mouths because it was with God’s mighty hand that He brought Israel out of Egypt. (Exodus 13:9)
Israel was commanded to keep this ordinance (the Feast of Unleavened Bread) in his season from year to year. This ordinance was emphasized again in Numbers 9:2 where the “children of Israel were commanded to keep the Passover at the appointed season.
The Scriptures do not provide for a “leap year” alteration of the seasons. When Israel came into the land which God gave them, these feasts to the Lord were aligned with the agricultural seasons. We see this in the Feast of First Fruits. This feast celebrated the barley harvest which generally occurred after the Spring Equinox in the first month. This is our month of March.
Following the feast of First Fruits was the Feast of Weeks or Shauvot which was celebrated 50 days later. This was in accordance with the wheat harvest. Any change in the seasons, particularly by a month, would necessarily interfere with the stages of growth of the barley and wheat harvests. Both of these are highly significant for the First Fruits “wave sheaf offering” (Leviticus 23:10-11) and the Shauvot “two loaf wave offering” (Leviticus 23:16-17). The grains which were used ceremonially in Temple practices would be past harvest if delayed an additional month.
The Jewish tradition of adding a thirteenth month of Adar II to account for a leap year, as they have done in 2016, is without biblical support. Adding a leap year to the Jewish lunar calendar is an attempt to align their lunar calendar with the solar calendar. The application of the traditions of men over the literal teaching of Scripture produces error.
Therefore, the Scriptures teach that the first month is associated with the Spring Equinox in spite of the Jewish leap year tradition. In Year 2016, the new moon signaling the first month of Abib or Nisan appeared on March 9.
The Spring Equinox falls on March 20 or Nisan 10. Passover falls on Nisan 14 which is March 23/24, 2016.
Jewish reckoning of the Leviticus 23 feasts in 2016 will result in each holy day being celebrated one month late. Relying on Israel for any prophetic insight is unwarranted. God says they have a spirit of slumber such that they should not see and should not hear. (Romans 11:8)
Why is this important ? It is important because the seven feasts are prophetic. God’s plan follows the prophetic pattern and teaching of these seven feasts. If we know the correct feast day, we can be wise watchers.
Did God intend a sextet of Blood Moons rather than the tetrad of 2014/15 ? Are we missing some materially important prophetic message ? Torah Calendar has Nisan in March, unlike the Jews who place it in April this year.
There are two lunar eclipses in 2016 occurring again on Passover and Tabernacles when we follow the Scriptures command to keep the feasts in their respective seasons. These 2016 blood moons, together with the tetrad of blood moons for 2014 and 2015 are unique. Now the six feast day blood moons of 2014, 2015 and 2016 become a Sextet of Blood Moons. This may have profoundly significant prophetic implications.
Additionally, the 2016 Feast of Pentecost commences on the evening celebration of Israel’s day of national independence, May 14, 2016.
As for me, I am watching Pentecost 2016 as a potential “rapture” window for the Church. The weekend of May 14/15, 2016 is a watch date.
As I have written in the past, a Jewish Independence Day/Jewish Holy Day removal of “Christ’s Own” (1 Corinthians 15:20-28) could be the event which, in part, fulfills Romans 11:11. Could it be the Day of Provocation to Jewish jealousy ?