Adventist Online

***  Note from Adventist Online:  The following post contains falsehoods that cannot be proven from scripture.  It contradicts the truth about the Seventh-day Sabbath established at creation, affirmed in the Ten Commandments, and that Christ, all the prophets, and you and I keep Holy.  We have left this discussion intact so you can learn more about the basis of your faith.  Your study will show the following lunar calendar theory to be false and not Biblical as this post claims.  ***

THE LUNI-SOLAR CALENDAR IS BIBLICAL

The subject of the sanctuary was the key which unlocked the mystery of the disappointment of 1844. It opened to view a complete system of truth, connected and harmonious, showing that God's hand had directed the great advent movement and revealing present duty as it brought to light the position and work of His people. The Great Controversy, p.423.

If the subject of the sanctuary was the key which unlocked the mystery of 1844, would it not be wise to refer constantly to this wonderful, complete, connected and harmonious system of truth to reveal more truth to us in this last period of Earth‟s history? Besides the discovery of the work of our Great High Priest in the Most Holy Place and the commencement of the hour of judgment on October 22, 1844, the Millerites were also given a most important revelation regarding the sanctuary that almost came back to life in 1939.

Following the request of Pastor Wierts in the 1920 era, the General Conference of the SDA Church set up a Committee to re-visit the date of October 22, 1844. At that time, the Rabbinical Jews were questioning our stand on the Great Day of Atonement date in 1844, because according to the Jews it was celebrated on September 23 in 1844. The full collection of the research and data‟s of this Committee is available at Andrews University in Michigan.

It is called: the Grace Amadon Collection. The research is composed of 3000 pages and more on the subject of astronomy and the calculations of the Millerites to arrive at the true date of October 22, 1844. More specifically, the luni-solar calendar and the beginning of the year according to the Barley Harvest Mosaic law were re-discovered by William Miller and his associates. That in-depth study of the luni-solar calendar led them to the Karaites whom in the 8th century AD stood against the Rabbinical Jews who had long compromised the calculation of the calendar of the festivals of the Lord as they do to this day, by using the new moon after the vernal equinox instead of the new moon corresponding to the barley harvest.

Moses commanded that they should not even reap their barley until the first fruits of it had been offered to the Lord at the time of the Passover. Sidersky adds, "The aim of the Mosaic command was to regulate the months according to the course of the moon, and the whole year in accordance with the course of the sun -- by assigning as a starting point the lunar month coinciding with the beginning of a determined solar season." That determined solar season was still the barley harvest in the time of Christ. Later on, as after the dispersion of the Jews, the Sanhedrin did not content itself to observe the maturity of the barley, but added to it the observation and the calculation of the equinox.

The ceremony of the barley was the divine rule by which the position of the month Nisan (or first month Abib) was located... Such a provision as the barley-harvest control of the year thrusts definite certainty into Jewish reckoning in the time of Christ--- which held on until the Jews were scattered after the destruction of Jerusalem (AD 70). By this rule, we know that the Nisan paschal moon could not come until the rains were over and the barley ripe. On those two counts, a Passover in Dystrius, the ancient name for March, is out -- for all the reports on agriculture and meteorology in Palestine, ancient and modern, show that March is the month for the latter rain, and that the barley ripens in April.
Grace Amadon Collection Part V Crucifixion Date, page 8.

1844 PROBLEM AND SOLUTION: THE LUNI-SOLAR CALENDAR
In 1844, for the first time since the end of the 70 weeks, a problem in luni-solar reckoning directly related to the ministry of Christ, came up for solution. This problem reverted to the original Mosaic types, and therefore the calendar measure had to be a replica of the primitive Mosaic year. The following astronomical details were a necessary foundation for laying out this luni-solar calendar:
1) The appointed Jewish feasts dates;
2) New moon and full moon dates, as found in standard tables;
3) Form and lengths of the Jewish year -- common and embolismic;
4) Position of the moon in the heavens, and her times of setting; and
5) Difference in time between meridians.

The dates of the Jewish festivals, in Jewish time, are found in the Bible. They were given to Moses when he was in the mount with God. The book of Exodus, II Chronicles, II Kings, and the prophecy of Jeremiah contain definite dates for important events. Many such are found also in the prophecies of Ezekiel, Haggai, and Zechariah. They are all lunar time. These chronological references all go to show that the Jewish people, throughout the centuries, had a dependable calendar system, with its related festivals according to which events were reliably recorded. The feasts themselves occupied a period of more than half the Hebrew year, concerning which Moses had received instructions direct from God.

For nearly forty years Moses remained with Israel (and this was before they entered the Promised Land), and was thus responsible for the operation of these institutions which became an integral part of the Jewish polity. These were far-reaching in purpose, for God's original plan provides that all the families of the earth should come up to Jerusalem to keep the feast of Tabernacles. But a common center of worship in the earth, when, from one new moon to another, by lunar reckoning, and from one Sabbath to another, by solar reckoning, all flesh would come to worship before God, shows that a luni-solar time system can be world-embracing in performance. Two millenniums after the world was created, Moses wrote that both great lights -- the moon as well as the sun -- were for days and years. The lunar year therefore had a part in the great plan of creation and is taken note of in the pages of Holy Writ.
Grace Amadon Collection - Solar Time, page 6.

THE LUNI-SOLAR BARLEY HARVEST MOSAIC CALENDAR RESTORED IN 1844
Following the Biblically and astronomically sound original Karaites reckoning for the true Jewish sacred year, the Adventist leaders fix upon October 22 as the true 10th day of the true 7th month by applying this direct and simple formula: As the true "first month" began with the appearance of the new moon in April 1844, so the true "seventh month" in that year must begin with the appearance of the corresponding new moon after its change on the evening of October 11, the new moon becoming visible on the 13th, as every current calendar informed them. Therefore, they declared, the 10th day of the 7th month would fall upon October 22, New England-time reckoning. The time calculations for the specific day were complicated by the fact that not only does the Jewish sacred year differ from our Gregorian --- running from April to April, instead of from January to January -- but the Jewish or Biblical day is from sunset to sunset, instead of our arbitrary civil reckoning from midnight to midnight. All calculations must therefore accord with Biblical reckoning, and then be translated into our present Gregorian calendar, civil-time reckoning. All becomes clear when the inevitable relationship between Jewish and civil time is grasped... No intricate mathematical or astronomical calculation was necessary, so the Adventist position was easily understood by the common people.

Nevertheless, a scholarly mastery of the astronomical and chronological aspects of the question was a conspicuous characteristic of Millerites leadership and literature. It was because of this that their argument could not be gainsaid by the scholars of the time.

Definite note is taken, in the Midnight Cry of October 3, of the fact that the Rabbinate Jews had already observed September 23 as the 10th day of the 7th month, and that this was doubtless a month too early. In the same journal on October 11, we read; "The day (of Atonement) is observed by the Jews more than any other in the year, though they observe it one month earlier than the true time, as we think it is evident from the fact that barley is not ripe in Judea on the 16th day of the first month, as they reckon time; but the law of Moses required a sheaf to be waved before the Lord on that day." No Adventists looked for the Second Advent on September 23, the Rabbinate date, because for a year and a half they had all been following the Karaites reckoning for the sacred year -- both for the Jewish year 1843, and for 1844 -- which reckoning placed the first Jewish month in April, and in consequence the seventh month in October --- and therefore not in September.

Grace Amadon Collection, Report of Committee on historical basis, involvements and validity of the October 22, 1844 position. Part II. Chronological Development page 24-26 (excerpts).

THE CALENDAR IS IN THE SANCTUARY
The sanctuary was not given to Moses after sin as an after-thought in the mind of the Creator. The Bible is clear that the plan of salvation, as so wonderfully pictured in the sanctuary, was before the foundation of the world. The calendar Moses gave to the Israelites can be easily found throughout the sanctuary as it forms the very physiology or functioning of the Jewish economy. All of their festivals including the 7th day Sabbath were represented in the sanctuary through the pieces of furniture, sacrifices and ceremonies. (Numbers 28, Leviticus 23).

This calendar, based on the luni-solar Barley Harvest Mosaic law, was revealed to the Millerites to be restored for the last generation. This is indeed the fulfillment of Daniel 7:25, "He shall think to change times and laws".  

Christ not only kept the Sabbath as it was his custom, but also the Feasts that He himself instituted in order to teach the full and complete plan of salvation. We can follow Him in the sanctuary as the Passover Lamb offered on the cross in the Court, to His ascension and High Priesthood coronation in the Holy Place in heaven, with the sending of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost to confirm it, and the Great Day of Atonement in the Most Holy Place entry on October 22, 1844. We only need for Him to stand up and come out of the Most Holy Place after the judgment of the living saints is done, probation to close. And He returns in the cloud of glory to take us Home.

Christ not only kept the festivals but He is the fulfillment of the Feasts as He:
  • Died on Passover AD 31 Abib 14. As established by the Millerites through the prophecy of Daniel 8:14 and 9:24-27.
  • Rested on Unleavened Bread Abib 15, which is also a 7th day Sabbath by luni-solar calendar reckoning.
  • Resurrected on Firstfruits Abib 16
  • Sent the Holy Spirit at Pentecost fifty days after Firstfruits Abib 16
  • Inspired the Millerites from 1834-1844 to give the Trumpets sound, which will be repeated through the Loud Cry under the Sunday Law still to come.
  • Entered the Most Holy Place on the Great Day of Atonement on October 22, 1844, to begin the judgment of the dead, while soon, no one knows how soon, the judgment of the living will start.
  • And is coming again to take us Home at the Feast of Tabernacles.
The Heavenly Father wants to sanctify us on His Sabbaths. (Exodus 31:13; Ezekiel 20:12). These are His Sabbaths including the 7th day Sabbath. Numbers chapter 28 indicates clearly the calendar of the sanctuary along with Leviticus 23. The calendar of the Creator can be found:
  • Daily Genesis 1 and 2
  • Weekly Genesis 1 and 2
  • Monthly Genesis 7 and 8; Exodus 9, 12
  • Yearly Exodus 9: 31, 32; Leviticus 23; Numbers 28 Sabbatical Year Leviticus 25
  • Jubilee year Leviticus 25
  • Millennium Revelation 20
The luni-solar week is as such:
New Moon 1st of the month
7th Day Sabbath The 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th respectively

All of the Feasts are to be fulfilled in the believers who follow the Lamb wheresoever He goes. It is false to declare that these Feasts were finished at the cross, since the Great Day of Atonement has been proclaimed by the Adventists only since 1844. Except for Passover, Christ still fulfilled them after His death in resting on Abib 15 (first day of Unleavened Bread) and resurrecting on Abib 16 (Firstfruits). The type of the Passover Lamb met the antitype at the cross. Passover was fulfilled and replaced by the Lord`s Supper. No longer is there a need for a lamb to be sacrificed. Christ is the Lamb of God. However, the other feasts types met their antitype after the cross and were not nailed to the cross.

RESPONSE TO ELDER ANGEL RODRIGUEZ: WHAT ABOUT A LUNAR SABBATH? PREPARED BY: Odette Boily August 2008 (excerpts)

Views: 5857

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

When Scriptures say, "from one Sabbath to another" and mentions that ALL MANKIND will come to worship before God, let us remember that there is a UNIVERSE having MANY inhabited planets, to which EGWhite mentioned that she saw Enoch in a planet with seven moons, that planet definitely is not from our Solar system.  and I believe that there can be as many a hundreds of inhabited planets in the entire universe.  ALL of the inhabitants will be worshiping from one Sabbath to another, there is DEFINITELY a calendar which THE GODHEAD HAS PUT IN PLACE FOR THE USE OF THE WHOLE UNIVERSE.  God is a God of order, and definitely, the entire universe is following a DIVINE UNIVERSAL CALENDAR.  And to the entire universe, which have inhabitants which have never fallen, but which is implied in Desire of Ages that other beings watched the Son of God endure the humiliation of Calvary, then those unfallen beings now watching what is taking place in this only one KIDNAPPED PLANET, which will be liberated when Jesus comes, are definitely keeping track of the UNIVERSAL SABBATH, based on God's CALENDAR, which is not the Luni-Solar Calendar of our planet.  LET US SO LIVE OUR LIVES AFTER THE DIVINE PATTERN, that of JESUS MODEL, and be assembled with those innumerable inhabitants of the UNIVERSE, keeping track of GOD'S TRUE AND EVERLASTING SABBATH, and we will be with Jesus, King of kings, and Lord of lords, through the ceaseless ages of eternity.  MARANATHA.
Wasn't the the Temple that Moses saw a pattern of the true ?
As my husband just beautifully expressed it, the UNIVERSE is DEFINITELY FOLLOWING a GOD CREATED UNIVERSAL CALENDAR, for the use of all the inhabitants of the entire universe, a much more SUPERIOR to any which the sinful, finite mind can comprehend.  TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOR A UNIVERSAL CALENDAR which is in place now, being obediently celebrated by the entire universe.  SHALL WE ALL BE IN TUNE WITH GOD'S UNIVERSAL CALENDAR NOW IN OPERATION IN GOD'S UNIVERSE?

 

Yes, most definitely.  Moses was shown the true sanctuary as the pattern for the wilderness tabernacle, the earthly sanctuary.  He saw "to the end of that which should be done away", -- he was shown the real Lamb of God and the meaning of all the "shadowy types".  After seeing this, he had to "veil" himself to hide the glory that his face reflected. 

 

This demonstrates that the old covenant, the system under Moses, was a "veiled" representation of the real events in the plan of salvation and their exact timing.  This system was put in place because no human could withstand the "glory" of God shown in the plan to save us.  REALLY IS SOMETHING TO CONTEMPLATE!

Kay

 

Just one correction.  Since this is a big subject, I'll not cover everything.  But here is a simple overview. 

 

You said:

"This demonstrates that the old covenant, the system under Moses, was a "veiled" representation of the real events in the plan of salvation and their exact timing."

 The term: "Old Covenant" here would better be labeled as: "The Sanctuary System intrduced through Moses."  The Old Covenant, as defined in Exodus 19, is this: "All that the Lord has said, we will do."  see verse 8.  In contrast the New Covenant is defined several places from Genesis 17:7 to Hebrews 8 as, "I will be your God and you will be my people" to "I will place my law in their hearts," or "All that the Lord has said, He will do." 

 

The Old Covenant was indeed in force during the time that the Sanctuary Services, but they were not a central part of that covenant. They were only a teaching mechanism.  See, the term "covenant" simply means: "Arrangement."  The Santuary services are most certainly an arrangement, therefore, in one sense, they are a covenant.  But it is ONLY the Old and New covenants that dealing with the issues of salvation.  The Old is man's attempt to make himself good, the New is God's plan for making man holy.

 

There are many arrangments/covenants found in the Bible.  For God is known as a "covenant making and covenant keeping God."  However, not all covenants are equal to or part of the Old and New Covenants.  These are only named such; since one superceded the other.  What we call the New Covenant today was actually known as: "My Covenant" prior to Exodus 19.  E.g. see Genesis 17:7, etc. 


When Israel wanted to do what God promised that He would do, than He allowed them to give it a try, full well knowing that it could not work.  See Deuteronomy 5:27-29.  But, since they wanted to try, God let them try to make themselves good.  When they failed only a few days after making that covenant, God then took them under the: "My Covenant" or "New Covenant" and that lasted until they killed the Son of God and that ended the "Nation of Israel's" special arrangement as God's people.  Now we either do things our way or enter into the New Covenant arrangement.  The ONLY covenant that has ever offered the mechanism for Salvation that in fact will work.

 

Maranatha :)
Ray

 

Ray, thanks for the comment.

 

These statements from the Spirit of Prophecy and the Bible really clarify the part that the Sanctuary services had in the Old Covenant arrangement between God and Israel.

 

"As the Bible presents two laws, one changeless and eternal, the other provisional and temporary, so there are two covenants." The Faith I Live By, p. 77

 

"Another compact--called in Scripture the "old" covenant--was formed between God and Israel at Sinai, and was then ratified by the blood of a sacrifice. . . . " FLB 78 

 

"THEN VERILY THE FIRST COVENANT HAD ALSO ORDINANCES OF DIVINE SERVICE, AND A WORLDY SANCTUARY. FOR THERE WAS A TABERNACLE MADE; THE FIRST WHEREIN WAS THE CANDLESTICK AND THE TABLE, AND THE SHEWBREAD; WHICH IS CALLED THE SANCTUARY." Hebrews 9:1


"God . . . gave them [Israel] His law, with the promise of great blessings on condition of obedience: "If ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then . . . ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation." Exodus 19:5, 6. The people did not realize the sinfulness of their own hearts, and that without Christ it was impossible for them to keep God's law; and they readily entered into covenant with God. Feeling that they were able to establish their own righteousness, they declared, "All that the Lord hath said will we do, and be obedient." Exodus 24:7. They had witnessed the proclamation of the law in awful majesty, and had trembled with terror before the mount; and yet only a few weeks passed before they broke their covenant with God, and bowed down to worship a graven image. They could not hope for the favor of God through a covenant which they had broken; and now, seeing their sinfulness and their need of pardon, they were brought to feel their need of the Saviour revealed in the Abrahamic covenant, and shadowed forth in the sacrificial offerings. . . . "  FLB 78

 

"The terms of the "old covenant" were, Obey and live: "If a man do, he shall even live in them;" but "cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them." Ezekiel 20:11; Leviticus 18:5; Deuteronomy 27:26. The "new covenant" was established upon "better promises"--the promise of forgiveness of sins, and of the grace of God to renew the heart, and bring it into harmony with the principles of God's law. " FLB 78 


"The only means of salvation is provided under the Abrahamic covenant." FLB 78

 

 

"Under the old covenant, there were many offenses of a daring, presumptuous character, for which there was no atonement specified by law. In the new and better covenant, Christ has fulfilled the law for the transgressors of law, if they receive Him by faith as a personal Saviour. "As many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God." Mercy and forgiveness are the reward of all who come to Christ trusting in His merits to take away their sins. In the better covenant we are cleansed from sin by the blood of Christ." 7BC 931

 

There was a process that God was working out with Israel. In their breaking the first covenant with God, He brought them to see their need of the Saviour who was shadowed in types and symbols of the old sanctuary service.

 

"But if the Abrahamic covenant contained the promise of redemption, why was another covenant formed at Sinai?--In their bondage the people had to a great extent lost the knowledge of God and of the principles of the Abrahamic covenant. In delivering them from Egypt, God sought to reveal to them his power and his mercy, that they might be led to love and trust him. He brought them down to the Red Sea--where, pursued by the Egyptians, escape seemed impossible--that they might realize their utter helplessness, their need of divine aid; and then he wrought deliverance for them. Thus they were filled with love and gratitude to God, and with confidence in his power to help them. He had bound them to himself as their deliverer from temporal bondage." RH, October 17, 1907 


"But there was a still greater truth to be impressed upon their minds. Living in the midst of idolatry and corruption, they had no true conception of the holiness of God, of the exceeding sinfulness of their own hearts, their utter inability, in themselves, to render obedience to God's law, and their need of a Saviour. All this they must be taught." RH, October 17, 1907 


"God brought them to Sinai; he manifested his glory; he gave them his law, with the promise of great blessings on condition of obedience: "If ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then . . . ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation." Exodus 19:5, 6. The people did not realize the sinfulness of their own hearts, and that without Christ it was impossible for them to keep God's law; and they readily entered into covenant with God. Feeling that they were able to establish their own righteousness, they declared, "All that the Lord hath said will we do, and be obedient." Exodus 24:7. They had witnessed the proclamation of the law in awful majesty, and had trembled with terror before the mount; and yet only a few weeks passed before they broke their covenant with God, and bowed down to worship a graven image. They could not hope for the favor of God through a covenant which they had broken; and now, seeing their sinfulness and their need of pardon, they were brought to feel their need of the Saviour revealed in the Abrahamic covenant, and shadowed forth in the sacrificial offerings. Now by faith and love they were bound to God as their deliverer from the bondage of sin. Now they were prepared to appreciate the blessings of the new covenant." RH, October 17, 1907

 

 

"Had the Israelites discerned the gospel light that was opened to Moses, had they been able by faith to look steadfastly to the end of that which was abolished they could have endured the light which was reflected from the countenance of Moses." Signs of the Times, August 25, 1887

Can anyone tell me what the Sanctuary services and Sabbath have to do with each other? I'm confused.  Or maybe I should ask this question.  If the Laws of Moses is all a forshadow of things and no longer apply why do we not eat pork?  

 

The law of Moses was given over 2000 years after creation. The Sabbath was given the week of creation and the distinction between clean and unclean existed before the flood. Hope that helps. 

I find it hard to believe that someone who has done as much study as you obviously have done could be confused by this. I wonder if you are playing with words here with us? 

 

 

 

Sarrie,

 

You asked two very loaded questions that could take a whole book to answer each one, but I will try to answer more briefly.

 

 

To answer your second question first I would recommend your reading this article from the Review and Herald, May 6, 1875, written by Ellen White, which explains very clearly what parts of the law of Moses were prophetic or typical of EVENTS in the plan of salvation and prophetic of the TIME that these events would occur—and it explains what parts of the law of Moses were given to show man how to keep the ten commandments and to define sin. This portion of the law of Moses did not pass away, because it is not prophetic or a type of anything. It is instruction for the daily life.

 

 

I'll give some of the most pertinent quotations from it in this post.

 

 

“Christ gave to Moses religious precepts which were to govern the everyday life. These statutes were explicitly given to guard the ten commandments. They were not shadowy types to pass away with the death of Christ. They were to be binding upon man in every age as long as time should last. These commands were enforced by the power of the moral law, and they clearly and definitely explained that law.” RH, May 6, 1875

 

 

“The law of types reached forward to Christ. All hope and faith centered in Christ until type reached its antitype in his death. The statutes and judgments specifying the duty of man to his fellow-men, were full of important instruction, defining and simplifying the principles of the moral law, for the purpose of increasing religious knowledge, and of preserving God's chosen people distinct and separate from idolatrous nations.” RH, May 6, 1875

 

 

“The statutes concerning marriage, inheritance, and strict justice in deal with one another, were peculiar and contrary to the customs and manners of other nations, and were designed of God to keep his people separate from other nations. The necessity of this to preserve the people of God from becoming like the nations who had not the love and fear of God, is the same in this corrupt age, when the transgression of God's law prevails and idolatry exists to a fearful extent. If ancient Israel needed such security, we need it more, to keep us from being utterly confounded with the transgressors of God's law.” RH, May 6, 1875

 

 

“Christians who profess to be Bible students can appreciate more fully than ancient Israel did the full signification of the ceremonial ordinances that they were required to observe. If they are indeed Christians, they are prepared to acknowledge the sacredness and importance of the shadowy types, as they see the accomplishment of the events which they represent. The death of Christ gives the Christian a correct knowledge of the system of ceremonies and explains prophecies which still remain obscure to the Jews. Moses of himself framed no law. Christ, the angel whom God had appointed to go before his chosen people, gave to Moses statutes and requirements necessary to a living religion and to govern the people of God. Christians commit a terrible mistake in calling this law severe and arbitrary, and then contrasting it with the gospel and mission of Christ in his ministry on earth, as though he were in opposition to the just precepts which they call the law of Moses.” RH, May 6, 1875

 

Sarrie

 

Now to your first question--

 

Can anyone tell me what the Sanctuary services and the Sabbath have to do with each other?”

 

 

“We have yet to learn that the whole Jewish economy is a compacted prophecy of the gospel.” Reflecting Christ 112

 

 

This statement summarizes the whole old sanctuary system under Moses. Therefore, there was nothing in the whole system that wasn't prophetic. Everything was prophetic of some reality in the plan of salvation. The lamb on Passover (the 14th day) was prophetic, the “shadow” Sabbath (the 15th day) the day just before the Wave Sheaf offering, was prophetic, the Wave Sheaf (the 16th day) “on the morrow after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it” (Lev. 23:11) was prophetic. ETC.

 

 

The lamb was prophetic of the Messiah, the “shadow” Sabbath was prophetic of the 7th day Sabbath following the crucifixion, the Wave Sheaf was prophetic of the resurrection when He presented Himself and those who raised with Him, to the Father as “first fruits” of His great sacrifice.

 

 

 

Now, to focus on the connection of the Sabbath to the Sanctuary services, the Sabbath was connected to the Sanctuary through the “shadow” Sabbaths scheduled within the feast days to show, that when these feast days would be fulfilled, these “shadow” Sabbaths (prophetic Sabbaths) would coincide exactly on 7th day Sabbaths. As Colossians 2:16, 17 states, “...or of the Sabbath days which are a shadow of things to come.”

 

 

The Feast of Weeks, or Pentecost, is another example of the prophetic aspect of these “shadow” Sabbaths.

 

 

Leviticus 23: 15, 16 “And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days;”

 

Exodus 34:22 “And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest,...” “And thou shalt keep the feast of weeks unto the LORD thy God...”

 

Deuteronomy 16:10 “Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles:”

 

 

These 7 Sabbaths, or 7 weeks, were in a perfect 7-day sequence, although, since the first month began with the new moon, they did not coincide with the 7th-day Sabbath each year. They fell on different days of the week each year, but, whenever the new moon occurred on the 7th-day Sabbath, then all of those 7 “shadow” Sabbaths, also fell on 7th-day Sabbaths that year.

 

 

In the year of the crucifixion, which was the fulfillment of the Passover, the Wave Sheaf, etc. these prophetic weeks all overlaid the actual creation weeks, with the “shadow” Sabbaths falling on the weekly 7th-day Sabbaths.

 

 

To repeat, one could say that the 7 weeks in the Feast of weeks were prophetic of the 7 actual creation weeks from the resurrection of the Messiah to the day before the day of Pentecost. The Day of Pentecost came “on the morrow after the 7th Sabbath” (1st day of the week that year). The types fell on their antitypes.

 

 

In Leviticus 23 there are “shadow” Sabbaths mentioned in the feast days of the 7th month, as well. The same principles of interpretation apply to these Sabbaths as they do to the Sabbaths scheduled from the 1st month.

 

 

If anyone has questions or comments please respond.

 

Osing

 

That is a good point.  The sun rules a whole galaxie, while moons are unique to each planet.  So to govern a universal Sabbath, the sun is the logical mechanism, not the verious moons of each planet.

 

Happy Sabbath!

 

Maranatha :)
Ray

Can you show an example in the bible of your ideas Ray ?

I can show many examples of the moon dictating appointed times.

RSS

Site Sponsors

 

Adventist Single?
Meet other Single
Adventists here:
Join Free


USA members:

Support AO by
using this link:
Amazon.com

 

© 2020   Created by Clark P.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service