THE MASTER’S CLOCK!

 

Discerning The True 7th Day Sabbath of Yeshua!

PART 3

 

In The Beginning!

 

In the beginning Elohim created the heavens and the earth.  And the earth came to be formless and empty, and darkness was on the face of the deep.  And the Spirit of Elohim was moving on the face of the waters. (Genesis 1:1-2 Scriptures ’98)

 

Prior to the event described in Genesis 1:1-2 ‘time’ did not exist, when the verse above says, “In the beginning…” it is talking about the beginning of ‘time’ which coincided with the beginning of the ‘material creation’.  So if ‘time’ began at this instant what day was it?  Logic would tell us that it is the 1st Day of the 1st Month of the 1st Year.  That is how YHWH measures time; these are His ‘time’ increments.  But… does the “In the beginning…” of Genesis 1:1-2 describe the 1st Day of the 1st Week?

 

And Elohim said, “Let light come to be,” and light came to be.  And Elohim saw the light, that it was good.  And Elohim separated the light from the darkness.  And Elohim called the light ‘day’ and the darkness He called ‘night.’  And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, the first day.  (Genesis 1:3-5 Scriptures ’98)

 

And Elohim said, “let an expanse come to be in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”  And Elohim made the expanse, and separated the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse.  And it came to be so.  And Elohim called the expanse ‘heavens.’  And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, the second day.  (Genesis 1:6-8 Scriptures ’98)

 

And Elohim said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.”  And it came to be so.  And Elohim called the dry land ‘earth,’ and the collection of the waters He called ‘seas.’  And Elohim saw that it was good.  And Elohim said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the plant that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth.”  And it came to be so.  And the earth brought forth grass, the plant that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind.  And Elohim saw that it was good.  And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, the third day.  (Genesis 1:9-13 Scriptures ’98)

 

And Elohim said, “let lights come to be in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and appointed times, and for days and years, and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth.”  And it came to be so.  And Elohim made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night, and the stars.  And Elohim set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness.  And Elohim saw that it was good.  And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, the fourth day.  (Genesis 1:14-19 Scriptures ’98)

 

And Elohim said, “Let the waters teem with shoals of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth on the face of the expanse of the heavens.”  And Elohim created great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters teemed, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind.  And Elohim saw that it was good.  And Elohim blessed them, saying, “Bear fruit and increase, and fill the waters in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.”  And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, the fifth day.  (Genesis 1:20-23 Scriptures ’98)

 

And Elohim said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind; livestock and creeping creatures and beasts of the earth, according to its kind.”  And it came to be so.  And Elohim made the beast of the earth according to its kind, livestock according to its kind, and all that creep on the earth according to its kind.  And Elohim saw that it was good.  And Elohim said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the livestock, and over all the earth and over all the creeping creatures that creep on the earth.”  And Elohim created the man in His image, in the image of Elohim He created him – male and female He created them.  And Elohim blessed them, and Elohim said to them, “Bear fruit and increase, and fill the earth and subdue it, and rule over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over all creatures moving on the earth.”  And Elohim said, “See, I have given you every plant that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed, to you it is for food.  “And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the heavens, and to every creeping creature on the earth, in which there is life, every green plant is for food.”  And it came to be so.  And Elohim saw all that He had made, and see, it was very good.  And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, the sixth day.  (Genesis 1:24-31 Scriptures ’98)

 

Which is of course followed by…

 

Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their array.  And on the seventh day Elohim completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made.  And Elohim blessed the seventh day and set it apart, because on it He rested from all His work which Elohim in creating had made. (Genesis 2:1-3 Scriptures ’98)

 

Please note that the first six workdays of ‘the creation week’ are irrefutably framed within these identical phrases.

 

“And Elohim said,… the first day.”

 

“And Elohim said,… the second day.”

 

“And Elohim said,… the third day.”

 

“And Elohim said,… the fourth day.”

 

“And Elohim said,… the fifth day.”

 

“And Elohim said,… the sixth day.”

 

Clearly, and surely no one would argue with this point, ‘the second day’ through ‘the sixth day’ of ‘the creation week’ began with, “And Elohim said,…” therefore it is equally clear that ‘the first day’ of ‘the creation week’ began with, “And Elohim said,…” in verse 3!  Did you catch that?  Take a moment and read this paragraph again if you missed it.

 

But… there is ‘a day’ that precedes ‘the first day’ of ‘the creation week’ which YHWH initiated by saying, “And Elohim said,…” in verse 3.

 

In the beginning Elohim created the heavens and the earth.  And the earth came to be formless and empty, and darkness was on the face of the deep.  And the Spirit of Elohim was moving on the face of the waters. (Genesis 1:1-2 Scriptures ’98)

 

So when were the heavens and the earth initially created?  The day ‘before’ ‘the creation week’ began!  It is during ‘the creation week’ that YHWH Yeshua takes what He created formless and empty the day ‘before and gives it its final finished form and purpose.  The creation week is when The Potter takes the clay, which He brought into existence the day ‘before and creates a finished piece of work. 

 

Clearly there was ‘a day’ and then there were ‘seven days’ which makes the first Sabbath of rest fall on the 8th Day of the 1st Month of the 1st Year!  HalleluYAH!  That’s worth shouting about!

 

Scripturally speaking, this is hallowed ground; we need to remove our shoes people.  These verses drive a stake in the ground that will not move, it is here that THE MASTER’S CLOCK is anchored!

 

If we continue to contend that YHWH put into play an unbroken chain of 7-Day weekly cycles ‘In the beginning’ but recognize the obvious, in that there was ‘a day before’ the creation week began, then we are immediately confronted with a couple inconvenient truths.  The first inconvenient truth being that if YHWH put into play an unbroken chain of 7-Day weekly cycles ‘In the beginning’ then the 1st Day of ‘the creation week’ was preceded by a ‘7th Day’ of a preceding weekly cycle! But we’re only talking about one day, not a complete 7-Day weekly cycle, much less millions and billions of years. This is of course where the Gap Theory comes from which is driven by godless evolutionary thinking.  According to evolutionists there were millions if not billions of years between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:3.  Dump the godless evolutionary thinking and there is no longer any reason to believe that Genesis 1:1-2 represents anything other than a single day no different than any other in the sense of time duration.  The second inconvenient truth would be, ‘When does anything begin with the number 7?’  Put another way I could ask, ‘Why would the 1st Day of the 1st Month of the 1st Year begin with the 7th Day of the Week?’  That would make absolutely no sense!  And lastly, the most egregious inconvenient truth of all, what in the world would YHWH have been thinking by violating His own command to not work on the 7th Day Sabbath!  After all, He would have created all the raw material of the entire universe on that day!  Here is what it would look like…

 

According to an unbroken chain of 7 Day weekly cycles…

 

“In the beginning…” (Genesis 1:1)

 

Monthly Days ~ Weekly Days

 

~ Time Begins~

1st Day = 7th  Day Sabbath

2nd Day = 1st  Day

3rd Day = 2nd Day

4th Day = 3rd Day

5th Day = 4th Day

6th Day = 5th Day

7th Day = 6th Day

8th Day = 7th Day Sabbath

 

When faced with such illogical conclusions we must look for further Scriptural evidence to help us draw conclusions which reflect common sense in restoring THE MASTER’S CLOCK.  If we’re unwaveringly diligent, as we will soon see, the evidence we’re looking for is in the Scriptures!  What we will find when we look at the first 8 days of time recorded in Genesis is significantly different than what we’ve been taught (brainwashed) to believe.

 

According to the Lunar Sabbath method of reckoning time…

 

“In the beginning…” (Genesis 1:1)

 

Monthly Days ~ Weekly Days

 

~ Time Begins ~

 

1st Day = Rosh Chodesh

2nd Day = 1st  Day

3rd Day = 2nd Day

4th Day = 3rd Day

5th Day = 4th Day

6th Day = 5th Day

7th Day = 6th Day

8th Day = 7th Day Sabbath

 

In this simple illustration Rosh Chodesh IS NOT a weekday, it is New Moon Day, the 1st Day of the Month, which resets the weekly cycle of 7 Days at the beginning of every month to follow.  This simple truth restores a logical understanding between elements of time.  Smaller elements of time ALWAYS fall WITHIN larger elements of time.  For example, seconds fall within a minute, minutes fall within an hour, hours fall within a day, days fall within a week, weeks fall within a month, months fall within a year and years fall within Shmita cycles (7 years) and Shmita cycles fall within Jubilee cycles (50 years).  All elements of time fall within larger elements of time including the weekly cycle.  The Scriptural weekly cycle NEVER bridges over the transition between months, as is the case with the pagan planetary week in today’s Gregorian Calendar.  Incidentally, there is not a single word in Scripture describing or commanding an unbroken chain of 7 Day weekly cycles!  The 4th Commandment regarding the keeping of the 7th Day Sabbath only tells us to work six days and rest on the 7th Day. (Actually, the 4th Commandment proclaims the Lunar Sabbath boldly but I'll wait to share that with you near the end of this series, you're not going to want to miss that!) An unbroken chain of 7 Day weekly cycles is a human assumption!

 

A note regarding my use of Chodesh and Rosh Chodesh in this article:

 

Throughout this article I have and will be using both ‘Chodesh’ and ‘Rosh Chodesh’.  Although the Scriptures refer to both the 30th Day and the 1st Day simply as Chodesh it seems appropriate to me to only refer to the 1st Day of the New Month as Rosh Chodesh as per Numbers 10:10 and 28:11 where the 1st Day of the Month is intended when the Hebrew word ‘Rosh’ H7218 (beginnings) is used in conjunction with ‘Chodesh’ H2320 (New Moon).

 

Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings (H7218) of your months… (Numbers 10:10a KJV)

 

And in the beginnings (H7218) of your months ye shall offer a burnt offering unto the LORD… (Numbers 28:11a KJV)

 

When referring to the 1st Day of the Month I would think ‘Rosh Yom Chodesh’ would be more definitive but yield to the obvious Scriptural use of ‘Rosh Chodesh’.  In cases like these the Hebrew word for ‘day’, i.e. ‘yom’ or ‘yowm’ is omitted.  When referring to the 1st Day of the Month via ‘Rosh Chodesh’ the translation should be ‘first of the New Moon’.  But… there is another meaning to ‘Rosh Chodesh’, which doesn’t mean the ‘1st Day of the New Moon’.  In Exodus 12:2 we read…

 

This month shall be unto you the beginning (H7218) of months (H2320); it shall be the first month of the year to you. (Exodus 12:2 KJV)

 

Here we see Rosh Chodesh (H7218 H2320) referring to the first New Moon of the year.  The point here being that context drives the translation of Rosh Chodesh.  It can mean either the 1st Day of the New Moon as in ‘1st of the Month’ or it can mean 'the beginning New Moon of New Moons', i.e. the 1st Month of the Year.

 

Since the Hebrew word ‘Rosh’ means ‘head’, ‘first’ or ‘beginning’ it therefore seems appropriate to me to only use ‘Rosh Chodesh’ to refer to the 1st Day of the New Moon and never the 30th Day.  If you have someone to feast with then gather together for a Chodesh Festival on both the 30th Day and the 1st Day but I would think that the shofar would only be blown on the 1st Day of the New Month, which is Rosh Chodesh!

This has been Part 3 of the 17 Part series titled THE MASTER'S CLOCK! It is my sincere hope and prayer that in reading this series you'll be blessed with the revelation of Time According to the Author of Time! May your eyes be opened to The Creator's Cosmological Calendar!

 

 

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