Biblical Holy Day Calendar: Why So Much Confusion?

Here’s a question I received on Facebook that is the same question I and everyone has early on in their “Torah keeping” adventure:

Seeing several people/sites claiming today (Sept 5) is the Feast of Trumpets (or Rosh Hashanah) .. your site lists Sept 8 and I’ve seen others list the 6th, 7th or 9th…. How come we have so much disagreement over something that should be pretty straightforward?

Actually, it was only straightforward for the people to whom the holy days were originally given to keep; ancient Israel. The rest of us, now some 3500 years later who it was not given to, must deal with many ambiguities in the written text all on our own. Some use Jewish tradition to resolve them (Jewish calendar), others astronomy (equinox calendar), others Karaite scholarship (aviv barley calendar) among other permutations.

What is missed by most today is that the Torah did not just drop out of the sky to be read on its own or followed by anyone who comes along. It was given to a specific people and given with key assistance. Namely, ancient Israel was given the Torah through the prophet Moses. When Israel had any question on what to do or what God’s will was in a matter, they could ask the prophet (or later, the priest with the urim and thumim). If he did not know the answer, he was able to inquire of God directly and get the answer reliably. No debate, no division, no doubts (like today).

There are a few examples of this in the Old Testament: 1. The man caught collecting wood on Sabbath, (Nu 15:33-36); 2. the blaspheming son (Lev 24:12-14); and 3. the question about the inheritance for the Daughters of Zelophehad (Nu 27:4-6). In addition they had the judges and Levites to explain what the Torah meant.

In contrast to this, anyone reading the Torah today is missing that key component for understanding it. It’s like trying to operate a complicated proprietary system for your business by reading only the owner’s manual without the onsite company trainer sent to answer all the questions that come up in reading the manual. It’s a recipe for confusion and frustration.

This crucial problem is one of the several reasons why I had to abandon “Torah keeping” years ago.

3 thoughts on “Biblical Holy Day Calendar: Why So Much Confusion?”

  1. Tim, I know your stance on having theories of predicting dates of events. I’ve still got a few hours until this one ends. Hebrew wars and events seem to happen on days of festivals. Per the Hebrew calendar Sept. 4th is Rosh HaShana Eve. Between sunset and sunrise 9-5 is Yom Hakeseh. This day has names as The Hidden Day, Day of Concealment, Judgement day and Hidden from Satin. I believe this is the day when Israel wins in one day and Damascus becomes ruins. The feast of Trumpets begins. If it comes to pass, I’ll share the scripture and the imagery with you. Enjoy your works. I’m from the McQueen clan.

  2. Love of truth saves souls! I am witness seeing beast ascended out of bottomless pit and in perdition. People of earth have less than two years. Last year will be Great tribulation revelation 9:15 then revelation 9:1. There are two identical jesus christ revelation 17:8!

    In Revelation 19:12, Christ given a new name because the dragon and the beast deceive the church leaders and their followers using the name of Christ to fight against Christ by his name revelation 19:19; Daniel 8:11-12. No man knows this new name to give strength to the beast therefore Christ speaks his new name and the beast is removed and cast into the lake of fire. The church leaders of the earth find out truth Revelation 19:18-21>Revelation 6:15-17; Matthew 7:22-23.

    Mother church is Rome VATICAN Rev 17: 5,11. All churches of earth have same roots as mother. They have communion, weddings, candles, music, choir, dedication, pulpit in a building, man has an idol, celebrate Easter, decorative tree with exchange of gifts revelation 11:10, manmade commandments, and the list goes on and on Revelation 18:22-23!

    Mother church and all churches of earth connected to great city revelation 11:8. All churches spiritually connected.

    there are no good or bad churches. Churches have one goal keep you spiritually DEAD and your flesh alive Daniel 8:12-13 Torah. This spiritual city is about to receive her hour of judgment!

    The image of the beast was created from Isaiah 9:6 KJV making image of man a god (idol) .

    the Torah version is CORRECT is Isaiah 9:5 Christ is the son of God! 1 John 4:15, Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwells in him, and he in God.

    1 John 5:4-5, For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcomes the world, but he that believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

    So what does this mean Isaiah 9:6kjv and the churches?

    They believe and teach Christ is three letter word. This is according to Daniel 2:31-33 the kingdoms of men (fourth kingdom). Romans 1:25, Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. Romans 1:23, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed beasts, and creeping things.

    All churches agree, copy, support, and depend on secular systems of the world. They have concerts, movies, published books, t v networks, programs, schools, airplanes, businesses, and their own media. They could neither buy or sell unless they had the SPIRITUAL mark by giving a stamp of approval in the name of Christ to live like non-believers in the world Revelation 13:16-17.

    Mother church and her churches (harlots) all over the world is fourth kingdom and represent fourth beast! Now transgressors in each of churches are coming to full, which means spiritually destroyed in preparation for Joel 2:1-10, Rev 19:19. the people in churches are armies of Joel 2:1-10 and revelation 19:19! All churches and mother church affected by plagues released from pit! Who or what churches connect to this mother church? It is churches of Catholics, Christians, nuns, monks, Mormons, Jehovah witness, Islam, and their affiliations which are web sites, radio stations, t v networks, bookstores, and the list goes on and on!

    The words of prophesy are crystal clear revelation 13:8, And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

    Leave the churches and their affiliations; deny the image and their teachings! I don’t care if you are a pastor or preacher. God wants you to turn from what you are doing and seek for God’s truth!

    What does God say about building churches? God dwells in temples made without hands Matthew 17:4-5

    Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.

    While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

    Acts 7:47-50, But Solomon built him an house. How be the most High dwells not in temples made with hands; as says the prophet, Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest? Has not my hand made all these things?

    Get in prayer before God and seek for his truth and forgiveness that you and your family may escape the wrath that is coming Isaiah 26:20-21. Hear my video just Google “Christ testimony of the churches around the world” May God give mercy on your soul to believe the love of the truth! The people in the churches are hungry for God always because they are not getting the truth. I see the truth of these people in churches are spiritually DEAD! leave the churches now don’t be apart of Daniel 8:23 and Joel 2:1-10;Rev 19:19!

    John 5:24-25,Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that hears my word, and believes on him that sent me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.

  3. the abomination of desolation is happening in the spirit realm in every church on earth. the place where man is standing on platform in place of worship. MAN is the idol of worship and using the name of Christ to create that worship to oneself in the midst of people.

    Great tribulation is coming next year. you will need to know that when the plagues are released all religious web sites, churches, tv networks, bookstores, etc. will be infected by what is coming out of the bottomless pit. this is happening in spirit realm! God is only giving me and many others a certain amount of time to send messages and testimony to those who will hear and love the truth. then all communication will cease because of the plagues. anyone continuing to connect to these web sites, tv networks, churches and her followers will be infected and subject to great judgement. this is the truth! leave these sites, churches etc. and go into prayer for the truth to receive sealing of God upon you and your family members before the plagues are released! hear my video just google “Christ testimony of the churches around the world”


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