Thursday, September 29, 2016

Yom Teruah - The Day is Near

For a thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night. ~ Psalm 90:4

Hi Everybody. Yom Teruah will be celebrated in a few days, signaling the turn of a season. Because of the principle noted in Psalm 90 and our observation of the times, it's a special season for watching.

The upcoming New Moon is being called a Black Moon. It's fairly rare but it's simply a function of how the lunar cycle aligns with the calendar months of the common Gregorian calendar. If a month features 2 new moons, like September does this year, the second one is called a Black Moon. This is the counterpart to a Blue Moon. If a month features 2 full moons the second is called a Blue Moon. This labeling with colors has nothing to do with what the moon actually looks like.

To prepare for this coming season of informed watching we published the following posts to this blog on September 5 and 7. If you put off reading them and doing the homework and yet still intend to be watching with us there's still time to prepare in advance.

We had posted a comment to the September 7 post that gave the report we received from Karaite Nehemia Gordon. He was certain about when Yom Teruah would begin, but we later received the following updated information.

Nehemia Gordon, of “I need to share with you an important message regarding the New Moon Report I released this month. Information has come to my attention, which after extensive examination and prayer, has caused me to call into question the testimony I received of the new moon being sighted, by the naked eye from Israel, on September 2, 2016.

The next new moon should be easily visible on October 2, 2016, baring clouds or haze, which would mark the beginning of Yom Teruah. However, in light of the above, if the new moon is not sighted October 2, Yom Teruah will begin the following evening on October 3, 2016. We really do not know the day or the hour of this upcoming Yom Teruah!”

We know there are precious few who know how to watch or what time it is on the Lord's calendar. We count this a huge privilege, and are honored to be able to watch with you in this hour!

On a separate note, today, the 29th of September, is actually the anniversary of when our Lord was born in 2 BC on the Gregorian calendar. Yom Teruah will mark the anniversary of his birth on the Lord's Calendar. See When Jesus was Born - The Celestial Signs.

Bob (and Aaron)

What I say to you, I say to everyone: Watch! ~ Mark 13:37

Update - October 2 - Happy Yom Teruah!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Nina.