October 2016 & September 2018
Moed Chag Yom Machaseh
Festival of Tabernacles
Once land on the first day of the 7th month cycle, it is the day to blow the trumpets out loud. To remind people that the 7th new moon (month) had started. To remind people the up coming appointed time holiday. Such as Atonement and the Festival of Tabernacles week, plus the 8th day. The 7th month cycle I, Bro. Pouliot talking about is not the month of July calendar. The modern day Roman-Gregorian time system most people follow. I am talking about the creation time system which was created by Almighty Father, YAHUAH. The 7th month cycle of creation time system happen between the month of September and October. Our Creator ONE who made the heaven and earth created the sun, moon and stars which are the sign of time HE had instructed HIS people to know how to track time and season.
Most American had been practicing this Roman-Gregorian time system since the mid 18th century. The Roman time system was the “pre-Julian” calendar which was created during the founding of Rome and is believed to have been a lunar calendar. It may also have been based on one of the Greek lunar calendars as well. The original Roman calendar was said to be invented by Romulus, the first king, Julius Caesar (Before Common Era) in 45 BCE. In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII (the Roman Catholic) ordered the change of time system of the Gregorian Calender, which modification with the Julian calendar. The Gregorian mathematical and astronomical work was done by Christopher Clavius, S.J. who was also the one who advised this changed. The Gregorian calendar was first adopted in the 16th century in some European countries.
The 16th century is not the first whom had change the time and law, the 4th century, Papacy of Rome did declared all citizen to keep Sunday holy instead of the true Shabbat day law. The Papacy had changed this Creator’s law and time by falsely used the idea in the scripture stating that we’re not made to be the rule of the Shabbat Day - Mark 2:27. They also used the false idea about how Yahusha, our Savior, the MessiYah who had resurrected on Sunday as one of the new so-called the "Lord's Day". As now the "new Sabbath day” law. Later, they noticed some of the true believers of Yah would not dare go along and agree what was demanded, so 11 years later another of their so-called law was created and had passed by the same demander, ruler. Who made that true seventh day Sabbath ILLEGAL to be punishable by DEATH! Most of the early martyrs were in fact a true Sabbath keepers and they did end up being murder. Some other who did not but obey the Roman new law because they fear of death. They had fail to trust in YAHUAH, our heavenly Father. For many generation, this Sabbatical and the appointed times somehow little by little had been carry out to be forgotten because of how we have ignore, reject and forgotten the true words.
Prophet Daniel in the ancient day knew this was going to happen in the future. He knew that people would dare change time and law according to DANI’ĔL 7:25.
“...and it speaks words against the Most High and it wears out the set-apart ones of the Most High and it intends to change appointed times and law, and they are given into its hand for a time and times and half a time.”
The true observant of YAH's law know that we are not to alder any of YAH's appointed times and laws, because they have read what Deuteronomy 4:1-2 said there:
“And now, O Yisra’ĕl, listen to the laws and the right-rulings which I am teaching you to do, so that you live and shall go in and possess the land which YHUH of your fathers is giving you. “Do not add to the Word which I command you and do not take away from it, so as to guard the commands of YHUH, your Creator ONE which I am commanding you”
The book of Psalm 89:34 said: “I shall not profane My covenant, Neither would I change what has gone out from My lips.”
Even during the time when YahuSha, our Savior was here on earth. He also point out that YAH dare not have anyone change or add HIS laws. He wasn't here on the purpose to change the law or time but fulfilled the understanding of the Law and Prophets meaning. He also came here as promise.
“Do not think that I came to destroy (or change) the Torah or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy (or change) but to complete. For truly, I say to you, til the heavens and the earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall by no means pass from the Torah til all be done. Whoever, then, breaks one of the least of these commands and teaches men so, shall be called least in the reign of the heavens; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the reign of the heavens. For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall by no means enter into the reign of the heavens" - Matthew 5:17-20
Now, let understand what happen on the first day of the 7th month. Accounting to Numbers 29:1:
"And in the seventh moon, on the first day of the new moon, you have a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work, it is a day of blowing the trumpets for you".
As we read the above passage verse and we see the word moon, this mean the month. Ancient track on the new moon which mean the new month cycle. When the moon starting to shine on the edge of the no moon, being reflected from the sunlight. This tell us when the first day begin on this new month. Notice also that we're to do no servile work on that day. That day is also called the sabbatical time of the month, just as the 7th day of the week.
Once the trumpets being blow, this sound on that day will remind people to count 10 day from this day to prepare for the Atonement day and 15 day for the Festival of Tabernacles week. To remember how to be prepared for this gathering time to set a shelter (booths) or camp. Remember, tracking this appointed time is not the Roman-Gregorian time system but creation time system created by YAH. There are day we're not to do any servile work according to Numbers 29:7:
"And on the tenth day of this seventh month you have a set-apart gathering and you shall afflict your beings, you do no work".
Base on what the book of Leviticus chapter 16:29-34 or 23:26-32 teaches, once again we are to observe this day on the 15th day of the 7th month and do no servile work. A day to remember why the ancient Yisraelites were dwelling in the temporary shelters for seven days. This also happen when Joseph and his virgin wife Mary came find a shelters in Bethlehem during the Tabernacles week when she was in labor giving birth a child as well. This is the memorial and honoring time we must not forget that YAHUAH had delivered a savor to salvation HIS people. Before YahuSha day, people in the ancient day bring an offering made by fire to YAHUAH, but after YahuSha went up in heaven... we NO longer require to bring in the offering lamb to sacrifice blood. Yet, we are to come in gathering for worshiping & ceremony without sacrifice any blood. Because YahuSha already done HIS own blood once for all time when HE had sacrifice himself on the tree. Than on the eighth day, it is the day of closing the festival honoring and we do no servile work on that day as well.
FYI: We also no longer require to go to Jerusalem for the gathering appointed times festival, but we are expect to do this appointed time ceremony anywhere on earth we live in. Because the temple in Yisrael where the High Priest used to serve and sacrifice the animal was destroyed long ago. If anyone rebuild a temple there again, WE STILL NO LONGER NEED to do the burning offering made by fire for YAHUAH anyway. Since Yahusha is now our Almighty Master, the High Priest who already paid off the price for our wrongdoing and HE is servicing in heaven instead here on earth. Yet, we are to continue to worship in HIS name for the forgiving sin without doing the burning sacrifice and blood.
Now, let get back on a little more detail on the Atonement day. Once study the scripture in Leviticus, we are to understand on the evening of sunset of the 9th day of the 7th month, the day before the Atonement day. We're to fast (eat no food and drink) for 24 hour period of time. We are to keep ourselves pure as we can. Stay clean during that time. No food and drink during the 24 hour, from evening of that sunset hour until the end of the next sunset evening. The reason starting fasting at sunset before the night, we must be ready and clear with our stomach as pure without food and beverage for the next day before we go to bed. After that last meal and drink, it takes about six to eight hours for the food and beverage to pass through our stomach.
Let read what the scriptural book teach again about the Festival of Tabernacles week and the 8th day in Leviticus 23:33-44:
"YHUH spoke to Mosheh, Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘On the fifteenth day of this seventh month is the Festival of Booths for seven days to YHUH. ‘On the first day is a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work.‘For seven days you bring an offering made by fire to YHUH. On the eighth day there shall be a set-apart gathering for you and you shall bring an offering made by fire to YHUH. It is a closing festival, you do no servile work. ‘These are the appointed times of YHUH which you proclaim as set-apart gatherings, to bring an offering made by fire to YHUH, a burnt offering and a grain offering, a slaughtering and drink offerings as commanded for every day besides the Sabbaths of YHUH and besides your gifts and besides all your vows and besides all your voluntary offerings which you give to YHUH. ‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you gather in the fruit of the land, observe the festival of YHUH for seven days. On the first day is a rest and on the eighth day a rest. ‘And you shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of good trees, branches of palm trees, twigs of leafy trees and willows of the stream and shall rejoice before YHUH your Creator ONE for seven days. ‘And you shall observe it as a festival to YHUH for seven days in the year – a law forever in your generations. Observe it in the seventh month. ‘Dwell in booths for seven days; all who are native Yisra’ĕlites dwell in booths, so that your generations know that I made the children of Yisra’ĕl dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Mitsrayim (Egypt). I am YHUH your Creator ONE.’ ” Thus did Mosheh speak of the appointed times of YHUH to the children of Yisra’ĕl"
Notice that we're to do no servile work on the first day and 8th day. Notice this is a gathering week to observe the festival week and to dwell in the booths for seven days. That over a week of time. Once study the whole scriptural book, we will understand that it is not only the native Yisra’ĕlites to do this, it's also for everyone who partaken in as member of YAH's people. Another word, if we want to become a believer and follow YAH way, we are part of the Yisra’ĕlites people who believe and follow HIS memorial appointed time holiday. This appointed time festival assembly week of Tabernacles is the best time to plan ahead for a vacation week from work. We also must be careful how we track the appointed time with the Roman-Gregorian time system and where would we find a camping site for this event to take place as plan.
Let share the truth about this appointed holiday