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The First Month Of The Year

 

Aiheeseen liittyvä kuva

 

First month of the year

 

This month shall be your beginning of months;

it shall be the first month of the year to you. Exodus 12:2

 

In the first month, which is the month of Nisan… (March- April) Esther 3:7

 

This day, in the month of Aviv (or Abib), you are going out. Exodus 13:4

 

The first month in the Bible is “Aviv”/ “Abib” (or “Nisan”).

Both words mean the month of “green ears”.

 

Hebrew calendar
Hebrew and our calendar

 

If the Bible tells so:

 

  • Why is our new year placed in the middle of a dead winter ??

  • How did the celebration of New Year’s Eve begin ??

  • And where did the many customs surrounding it originate ??

  • Why is the Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) in the fall ??

  • Are they in the Bible in the “Feasts of the Lord” ??

 

Kuvahaun tulos haulle the feasts of the lord
And V. 3 The Sabbath.

 

Leviticus 23 Feasts of the Lord:

 

  • The Sabbath

  • The Passover and Unleavened Bread

  • The Feast of Firstfruits

  • The Feast of Weeks

  • The Feast of Trumpets

  • The Day of Atonement

  • The Feast of Tabernacles

 

Notice also:

Rosh Hashana is not The Feast of Trumpets even though Talmud

and Judaism and even some Messianic Jews teach so !!

Rosh Hashana is a manmade inclusion added afterwards and

it has no connection to the Feast of Trumpets in the Bible.

 

Is celebrating New Year’s Eve a Christian or a Western custom.

 

But did the practice of “waiting the old year out” really come

from the Bible ??

Is January 1 the true beginning of a new year ??

Is Rosh Hashana the Jewish New Year really in the fall ??

Who has the AUTHORITY to determine when a new year begins ??

 

Janus
In ancient Roman religion and myth, Janus is the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, and endings. He is usually depicted as having two faces, since he looks to the future and to the past. 

 

An ancient pagan custom

 

New Year’s is one of the oldest and most universal of all pagan traditions !!

The custom of celebrating it has remained essentially unchanged for 4 000 years !!

“There is scarcely a people, ancient or modern, savage or civilized which has not

observed it … in one form or another. Yet no other festival has been celebrated on

so many different dates or in so many seemingly different ways.” 

(Theodor H. Gaster: “New Year”)

 

In ancient Babylon, New Year’s festivals were closely bound to

the pagan feast called Christmas(s) today.

 

akitu
Babylonian Assyrian Youth Union in Denmark (Europe) arranged AKITU FESTIVAL (New Years), re-enacting the ancient pagan festival known today as “New Years”.

 

When and how did New Year’s celebrations originate ??

Who began the custom ??

 

“Mesopotamia is the very ancient `​Mother of Civilization`.

Christmas began there, over 4 000 years ago,

as the festival which renewed the world for another year.

The ’12 days’ of Christmas; the bright fires and probably the Yule log;

the giving of presents; the carnivals with their floats, their merrymakings

and clownings, the mummers who sing and play from house to house;

the feastings; the church processions with their lights and song-

all these and more began there centuries before our Messiah was born.

And they also celebrated “the arrival of a New Year” !! 

(Earl W. Count: “4000 Years of Christmas”, pp. 20-21.)

 

That is how it did begin.

The celebration of New Year’s began in ancient Babylonia in Mesopotamia.

It was a pagan custom of ancient sun-worship 2 000 years before

the birth of Yeshua/ Jesus.

 

  • The celebration of New Year is never commanded in the Bible

  • Yeshua/ Jesus and the apostles never observed it

  • Moses forbade it !!

 

Do not say “it doesn’t matter”.

It does matter to Yahweh our God whether we adopt

the customs of the heathen !!

 

Jeremiah 10:2
Jeremiah 10:2

 

A pagan Roman feast

 

The New Year’s festivities that had originated in Babylon found their

way to Greece and finally to Rome- suprise suprise…

The Romans called it “Saturnalia” in honor of Saturn.

Among them it was extremely popular time of revelings, drinking bouts,

orgies- finally ending in human sacrifice !!

 

“The first day of the Saturnalia shifted during the lifetime of Rome …

it began around the middle of December … and continued until January first.

In its midst was December twenty-fifth, the day, as the Romans calculated,

when the sun was at its lowest ebb ….”

(E. W. Count’s “4000 Years of Christmas”, page 28.)

 

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Saturnalia.

 

It was Julius Caesar, Emperor of pagan Rome, who instituted

the New Year’s festival on January first.

In 46 BC, Caesar adopted the Julian calendar.

He transferred to the first of January all of the licentious customs

surrounding the Roman Saturnalia !!

 

timesquare
New York’s famed Times Square at midnight, December 31, as thousands gather to usher in the pagan Roman New Year. The undampended spirits of the crowd bring to mind the ancient Roman Saturnalia.

 

Accepted by “church fathers”

 

But how did such a thoroughly pagan day ever insinuate

itself into our modern Western or Christian calendar ??

Read the answer from church history- about 375 AD.

This is the period Emperor Constantine imposed a new

religion Christianity on the Roman world.

The Church Fathers discovered to their alarm that they were

also facing an invasion of pagan customs.

The habit of Saturnalia was too strong to be left behind.

At first the early Roman Catholic Church forbade it, but in vain.

Rather than resist the influence of pagan customs,

the Catholic Church fathers compromised !!

 

“The Catholic Church finally succeeded in taking the merriment, the greenery,

the lights, and the gifts from Saturn and giving them to the Babe of Bethlehem ….

The pagan Romans became Christians- but the Saturnalia remained !!”

(E. W. Count’s “4000 Years of Christmas”, page 31)

 

pope_gregory
Papal medal of Pope Gregory XIII, designed by L Parm, is dated 1582, marking the year of the Gregorian calendar reform. On the reverse of the medal is a winged dragon / serpent encircling a ram’s head.

 

Modern Christians have gone a step further !!

 

Yeshua Messiah/ Jesus Christ is not present on the day they falsely assume

to be His birthday, the world is busily trading presents among themselves !!

Christ has been not only forgotten at Christmas time, but is not so much

as toasted amidst the partying of New Year’s Eve !!

During the Middle Ages many of the ancient Roman customs were maintained

and augmented by the incoming heathen rites of the Teutonic peoples.

It was during this period that the customary yule log and mistletoe were

added to the popular New Year’s festivities.

The yule log is a carry-over from the bonfires of sun-worship, and mistletoe is

a parasite used in Druid rites as a symbol of sex-worship !!

Finally Pope Gregory re-instituted the ancient pagan Roman date of January first.

He imposed it on the whole Western world in 1582 when his Gregorian

calendar “reforms” were accepted.

All Roman Catholic countries accepted this change at once !!

Sweden, Germany, Denmark and England, the strongholds of Druid customs,

finally acquiesced to Rome in the 1700’s !!

 

new_year
Massive alcohol and drug use has become common
at New Year’s Eve events- even among young people.

 

The modern attitude of compromise

 

Today, New Year’s Eve has become a time for people to wallow

in drugs and swallow in liquors !!

The modern attitude seems to be “have a wild time on New Year’s Eve,

and turn over a new leaf on New Year’s Day !!”

New Year’s resolutions are empty and meaningless,

usually trifling matters of jest !!

Few people make a lasting change.

Most people seem to have convinced themselves that Yahweh our God

is out of the picture for good.

That Yahweh our God is not concerned with their modern revelings,

drunken parties, promiscuous behavior !!

What does Yahweh our God have to say about New Year’s ??

Does He condone observing a pagan festival or

practicing pagan customs in the name of Christ ??

 

1_Corinthians_6_9-10

 

Yahweh our God labels New Year’s pagan !!

 

Yahweh our God Almighty does not compromise !!

Notice the stern warning of Yahweh our eternal God to Israel

as they conquered the pagan nations of the promised land:

 

29 Yahweh your Elohim will destroy the nations where you’re going

and force them out of your way.

You will take possession of their land and live there. 

30 After they’ve been destroyed,

be careful you aren’t tempted to follow their customs.

Don’t even ask about their gods and say,

“How did these people worship their gods?

We want to do what they did.” 

31 Never worship Yahweh your Elohim in the way they worship their gods,

because everything they do for their gods is disgusting to Yahweh.

He hates it!

They even burn their sons and daughters as sacrifices to their gods.

32 Be sure to do everything I command you.

Never add anything to it or take anything away from it. 

Deuteronomy 12:29-32

 

What were the customs Yahweh our God hates and condemns ??

What are those pagan rites that are an abomination to Him ??

These very rites and customs practiced in ancient Canaan and

Syria included the New Year`s festivals !!

From the ancient Canaanites the Greeks learned the same rites.

 

Greek god of wine

 

Actually the New Year babe is far older than he looks.

In ancient Greece, it was customary at the great festival of Dionysus

to parade a babe cradled in a winnowing basket.

This was taken to symbolize the annual (or periodic) rebirth of that

god as the spirit of fertility !!

 

bacchus
Bacchus god of wine

 

Who was this Dionysus ??

 

None other than Bacchus- the god of wine !!

In his honor the Greeks held a festival called the Festival of the Wine-Press

at the time which corresponds to our months of January-February.

Today more alcoholic beverages are consumed during the holiday season

than at any other time of the year.

New Year’s Eve is noted for its licentious, wild, and wanton partying.

People are deceived by riotous pagan holiday spirits- for the most part

emanating from liquor bottles- all the while calling it Western or even Christian !!

 

Father time

 

Another symbol of New Year’s celebrations is equally pagan.

It is the familiar figure of a white-haired man carrying a scythe.

What does he represent ??

The ancient Greek god Cronos.

It is from the name Cronos we derive our chronograph which measures time.

 

cronosvert
In fear of a prophecy that he would be in turn be overthrown by his own son, Kronos swallowed each of his children as soon as they were born.

 

Among the Greek gods

 

Cronos originally cut a swath of human sacrifice with his sharpened scythe.

The silent reaper anciently reaped little children in horrible episodes of

mythical cannibalism !!

This Greek rite of human sacrifice was adopted by ancient Rome,

where human sacrifice was practiced at least until 300 AD.

No wonder Yahweh our God Almighty warns the pagan New Year’s

celebration is an abomination to Him.

Deuteronomy 12:31, 18:9-12

 

 

Kuvahaun tulos haulle Deuteronomy 12:31

 

Strange as it seems, the professing Christian world praises and practices customs

and days of pagan origin thinly cloaking them in Christian sounding names.

You too, may have accepted these vain traditions of men, never realizing they

are pagan to the core !!

 

cronoschariot
In art, Cronus was depicted carrying a sickle used to gather the harvest, but this was also the weapon he used to castrate his father.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yeshua/ Jesus said:

 

“And in vain they worship Me,

Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.

All too well you reject the commandment of God,

that you may keep your tradition and making the word of God

of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down.

And many such things you do”. 

Mark 7:7,9,13

 

Many Christian people may know the pagan origins of these days.

But they stubbornly refuse to stop observing them.

Yahweh our God is their Judge !!

Don’t you make this mistake !!

 

newtree
In a field of snow, a lone tree greets the new year on January 1. The pagan Romans also celebrated New Year’s in the dead of winter. Yahweh our God ordained no such thing. The beginning of spring, when new life buds forth, is the true beginning of Yahweh our God’s sacred year.

 

When does God begin the New Year ??

 

Remember !!

It is Yahweh our God Almighty who created the Universe.

He set the heavenly bodies in their courses at Creation.

It is by His master-clock that time is determined.

The earth’s rotation regulates the length of a day and the

lunar phases indicate the length of a month.

And the orbit of the earth around the sun dictates the length of a year.

But only Yahweh our God has the authority to set the date of the

beginning of the new year !!

Yahweh our God’s sacred calendar year begins in the spring-

not in the middle of a dead winter or in fall !!

 

New moons

 

Notice Exodus 12:1-2:

 

Yahweh said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt, 

This month will be the very first month of the year for you.

 

The first month of Yahweh our God’s sacred calendar is called

in the Bible “Aviv” (or “Abib”).

It means the month of “green ears”.

“Nisan” is a Babylonian word having the same meaning.

 

corn1
For example, green ears of corn

 

It was in the month of Aviv/ Nisan that Israel came out of Egyptian

captivity under Moses Exodus 34:18.

The Hebrew month Aviv overlaps the months of March-April on the

pagan Roman calendar in use today.

Yahweh our God placed the beginning of the sacred year in the early

spring to mark the beginning of the seasonal harvests.

The 2 annual harvests in the Promised Land (Israel) foreshadowed Yahweh our

God’s Plan for the twofold spiritual harvest of souls to be born into His Kingdom.

Your Bible speaks of a great false religious system which

will change times and laws:

 

He shall speak pompous words against the Most High,

Shall persecute the saints of the Most High,

And shall intend to change times and law.

Then the saints shall be given into his hand

For a time and times and half a time. 

Daniel 7:25

 

This system has deliberately thought to change the beginning of Yahweh

our God’s calendar year in an attempt to hide Yahweh our God’s Plan for

the salvation of mankind !!

But man has no authority to change Yahweh our God’s master-clock.

Satan, however, has cleverly deceived the world into believing the

new year begins on January 1st or in autumn !!

Rosh Hashana is celebrated as the Jewish New Year among many Jewish

communities worldwide in the fall (September- October) 163 days after

the first day of Passover.

Also, any kind of New Year including celebrating it is non- biblical !!

 

Link to –> Feasts of the Lord

fathertime

 

Why national captivity ??

 

The very same pagan

practices God condemns

in the Old Testament are

being perpetuated in our

modern world today.

The very same festivals of paganism adopted by ancient Israel have

become an integral part of this modern society.

Read in II Kings 17:5-23 the reason why God Almighty took ancient

Israel into captivity.

 

Yahweh became so angry with Israel that he removed them from his sight.

Only the tribe of Judah was left.

So Yahweh rejected all of Israel’s descendants, made them suffer,

handed them over to those who looted their property,

and finally turned away from Israel.

Finally, Yahweh turned away from Israel as he had said he would through

all his servants, the prophets.

So the people of Israel were taken from their land to Assyria as captives,

and they are still there today.

II Kings 17:18, 20, 23

 

Israel never returned as a nation to the Promised Land !!

Israel was lost !!

Its true identity was concealed until modern times.

 

2 kings 17 - 23 so was israel carried away out of their land
Finally, Yahweh turned away from Israel as he had said he would through all his servants, the prophets. So the people of Israel were taken from their land to Assyria as captives, and they are still there today.

 

Modern paganism will be also punished !!

Do you suppose God has changed His mind about compromising with paganism ??

 

malachi-3_6-god-does-not-change

 

“I Am Yahweh, I change not !”

warns the Yahweh our eternal God in Malachi 3:6.

 

Yahweh our Almighty God says also:

 

Nation of Israel, this is what Adonai Yahweh says:

Serve your disgusting idols. But afterwards, you will listen to me.

You will no longer dishonor My Holy Name with your gifts

and your disgusting idols.

 Ezekiel 20:39

 

Yahweh our God’s continues to warn against the holidays of paganism

in Hosea 2:11-13:

 

I will also cause all her mirth to cease,

Her feast days,

Her New Moons,

Her Sabbaths—

All her appointed feasts.

“And I will destroy her vines and her fig trees,

Of which she has said,

‘These are my wages that my lovers have given me.’

So I will make them a forest,

And the beasts of the field shall eat them.

I will punish her

For the days of the Baals to which she burned incense.

She decked herself with her earrings and jewelry,

And went after her lovers;

But Me she forgot,” says Yahweh.

 

Notice that these were Israel’s feast days-

those Israel had acquired from the pagan nations around them-

not those God had originally instituted through His Bible !!

The very same punishment awaits any nation today that forsakes

Yahweh our God’s law as revealed in His Holy Bible,

and turns to the customs of pagan nations-

observing pagan days of worship !!

Does it make any difference if you continue observing

pagan customs like New Year’s ??

It certainly does !!

 

What you should do ??

 

Yahweh our God Almighty prophesies a final revival of Babylonian

religion in great power just before He cuts short man’s misrule of this earth.

 

benedict
For over a thousand years, popes have played powerful roles in Western Europe, often struggling with monarchs for power over wide-ranging affairs of church and state, crowning emperors and regulating disputes among secular rulers.

 

Read His warning in Revelation 18:1-5:

 

After these things I saw another angel come from heaven.

He had tremendous power, and his glory lit up the earth.  

He cried out in a powerful voice,

“Fallen! Babylon the Great has fallen!

She has become a home for demons.

She is a prison for every evil spirit, every a) “unclean” bird,

and every unclean and hated beast.

All the nations fell because of the wine of her sexual sins.

The kings of the earth had sex with her.

Her luxurious wealth has made the merchants of the earth rich.”

I heard another voice from heaven saying,

“Come out of Babylon, my people,

so that you do not participate in her sins and

suffer from any of her plagues.

Her sins are piled as high as heaven,

and God has remembered her crimes.

Footnotes:

a) “Unclean” refers to anything that Moses’ Teachings say is not presentable to God.

 

Kuvahaun tulos haulle come out of her my people

 

New Year’s celebration began in Babylon 4 000 years ago.

It is practiced today by almost every people on the face of the earth.

Satan the Devil has nearly indeed deceived the whole world !!

 

easterprocession
Guatemalan villagers in traditional Maya dress carry a statue of Jesus during an Easter procession. The major religion in Guatemala is Roman Catholicism, but many indigenous people practice traditional religions, sometimes combined with Catholic beliefs.

 

But Yahweh our God Almighty has sent His servants to warn this world:

 

“Cry aloud, spare not;

Lift up your voice like a trumpet;

Tell My people their transgression,

And the house of Jacob their sins.

 Isaiah 58:1

 

Rv 12:9

 

Punishment will not be forever withheld !!

May Yahweh our God help you to heed this warning,

and forsake the pagan practices of this modern world !!

 

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Be blessed in Yeshua`s name !!!!

 

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