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12) Holy Days of  YHWH  and  His Calendar

Leviticus 23:4 "These are the festivals of YHWH, even set-apart convocations, which you shall proclaim in their seasons"

Exodus 31:12 "And YHWH spoke to Moses saying, Speak you also to the children of Yisrael saying, Truly my Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations"

Ezekiel 20:12 "I gave them my Sabbaths as a sign between me and them"


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Information



This page is for information relating to YHWH's holy days, his sabbaths, and his festivals.
 This page will also hold information about the real calendar according to his creation, which is not the same calendar that the world wants you to focus on and follow.


All of the holy days are part of the Law of YHWH.
 For those who are new to these things, they may assume the holy days are something separate from the Law, but they're not separate, they are one.


Also, the holy days and Sabbaths are YHWH's holy days, not anyone else's.
 I'm stressing this because many people like to obscure this fact, and lessen the significance, and refer to them as holy days of "Jews", or "Hebrews", etc..

Perhaps you will keep a sabbath or festival, and a person will refer to it as your sabbath or festival, I've been in this situation, and I stress that it isn't MY day, and it did not come from me, but it came from YHWH the creator.

It's also common to call the 7th Day Sabbath of YHWH, the "Jewish Sabbath", yet YHWH and the scriptures call the festivals and days "YHWH's".

Here are a few examples;
Leviticus 19:30 "You shall keep my Sabbaths"

Leviticus 23:4 "These are the festivals of YHWH"

Leviticus 26:2 "You shall keep my Sabbaths"

Ezekiel 20:12 "I gave them my Sabbaths"




The entire Law is still to be kept, which includes the holy days to the best of our ability.
 We may not be able to complete all of the instructions because YHWH's temple and his priests are not active in Yisrael currently(It was destroyed around 70AD just as Yahushua the Messiah prophesied to his followers), but we can still happily complete the other requirements without problem, and in love.


As you should know by now, there are multitudes who are falsely teaching that the commandments and holy days have been "fulfilled" and that that means they're "abolished", such as when the Messiah fulfilled Passover and showed us he was our true Passover sacrifice that will cause death to pass over us if we're covered by his precious blood.
 This confused teaching of saying fulfilling means abolishing does not make sense, and is just an attempt by the enemies of the truth to grab at whatever they can to sound like they know what they're talking about, yet it is taught and they're working to change the definition to this word in the people's minds.

Fulfilling, as in fulfilling a prophecy, does not abolish any commandment.
 You should especially know this when the commandments are eternal, and Messiah himself said a single dot would not perish from the Law.
 The Bible says no such thing that they've been abolished now, it is a teaching only from modern men.

The Messiah is not even finished fulfilling yet, and there are more things, including holy day prophecies, to fulfill.
 So you can look at this misconception from many different angles and see that it doesn't hold up to logic, or the scriptures, and only has a base from the confused mouths of men.

Now, if you recall from your Bible, and page 1 of this website, the scriptures specifically mention that we will still be keeping the holy days in the future, after the Messiah returns to us.


Isaiah 66:22 "For as the new heavens and the new earth which I will make shall remain before me, says YHWH, so shall your seed and your name remain, and it shall come to pass that from one month to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, says YHWH, and they shall go forth and look on the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against me, for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched, and they shall be a repulsion to all flesh"

Zechariah 14:16 "Then everyone who survives of all the nations that have come against Yerusalem shall go up year after year to worship the King YHWH of hosts, and to keep the Festival of Booths. If any of the families of the earth do not go up to Yerusalem to worship the King YHWH of hosts, there will be no rain on them"

Ezekiel 44:23 "And they shall teach my people the difference between the set apart and common, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean, and in controversy they shall stand in judgment and they shall judge it according to my judgments, and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all my assemblies, and they shall hallow my Sabbaths"

Ezekiel 46:3 "The people of the land shall bow down at the entrance of that gate before YHWH on the Sabbaths and on the months. The burnt offering that the Prince offers to YHWH on the Sabbath day shall be six lambs without blemish and a ram without blemish.

Ezekiel 46:9 "When the people of the land come before YHWH at the appointed Festivals, he who enters by the north gate to worship shall go out by the south gate, and he who enters by the south gate shall go out by the north gate: no one shall return by way of the gate by which he entered, but each shall go out straight ahead"








Now with that out of the way, I will get started.
 The holy days of YHWH have certain times that they're always to be kept on.

The 1st thing to realize then, is that we need to relearn how to tell time if we are going to understand these things and know when their appointed times are.

The world and modern men are not following YHWH's calendar.
 YHWH is the very one who created time, and it's seasons.
People have strayed and are not keeping his time as he wanted it kept. 



So, let's 1st focus on how to tell time.

I'll begin with days.
 
It can be important that I initially mention that "day" can carry multiple meanings now, and it's important to try and understand the context of when "day" is being used.
 Modernly we tend to call the entire 24 hour period a day, and not have another word describing the 24 hour period, when day can refer to only the period of light, which makes up about half of that period. 
 Realizing this and the multiple uses and meanings of words can significantly help us in understanding.
 I believe some people get mixed up when they decide to always assume "day" means only 1 of the possible meanings, and not take into consideration contexts, and translations.


Now, moving on, it should be obvious, modern people do not keep a "day" as mankind did in the past.
 I say it should be obvious because mechanical clocks and our time system have not always been around!

A Biblical day begins at evening, and this was the normal thing among the societies before the introduction of the modern clocks we use today.
 Modern men have made it a tradition where they keep the start of a day at 12:00AM on their clock instead of at evening now.
  If you filter what you're reading in the scriptures and history through modern traditions, you will not understand what was really going on.
 Evening is when it gets dark outside, so this means that the 1st half of the "day" is night, and the 2nd half is daylight.


For the hours of the day, people kept hours according to where the sun was at in it's journey across the sky, and a sun dial was an instrument that could help you keep track of the hour.
 Sun dials help keep track of more than just the passing hours of a day though, they even can reveal the months to you if you know where the sun appears at dawn and where it disappears at dusk during those times of the year.

 The modern world however has pressed us into forgetting the sun dial.


Here is an example from the scriptures of YHWH telling us to keep a certain sabbath from evening to evening;

Leviticus 23:32 "From evening to evening shall you keep your sabbath"




Next, a week.
 A week is a period of 7 days.
The weekly cycle exists because of the creation week and the 7th day Sabbath of YHWH.
 We work and do our things in 6 days, then on the 7th we rest, then repeat.

Men have given each day of the week a name, these names were given by the Romans, and honor their idols.
 They're not the actual names of the days, so you will not see them mentioned in the scriptures.

Back to the basics, the week days are simply known as;
1st day
2nd day
3rd day
4th day
5th day
6th day
7th day

The Bible does not give them any names, other than referring to them like this, though the 7th day sometimes can be referred to as the Sabbath, or Sabbath of YHWH, or even the Lord's day/YHWH's day.



The Gregorian Calendar that is mostly used today, lists it's "sunday" as the 1st day of the week.
 This actually lines up with the Biblical week.

It doesn't line up perfectly however since like I mentioned before, modern man has changed the beginning and ending of that "sunday" to 12AM, so now it's slightly not the same.

So due to them pushing the start of their day back to 12am on the clock, the actual 2nd day of the week for example, begins while it is still considered the 1st day("sunday"), since people are waiting around for 12AM on the clock before they declare the day is over.
(So if you see a Sabbath Keeper out working or doing something that isn't supposed to be done on the Sabbath, late at night on what the world is calling "saturday", this is likely why, they're not actually doing those things on the 7th day Sabbath, because when it got dark the Sabbath was over.
 Many Sabbath keepers are full of restored energy after resting for a day, and may get out and do something before they go to bed, such as go pick up some food.
)


Anyway, the Gregorian Calendar lists "sunday" as the 1st day of the week, and modern Christians are keeping their special congregation day on the 1st day of their week, what they call the 1st day of the week, and they honor the 1st day of the week.

In doing this, they can't claim to think they're keeping the 7th day holy and special when they're calling it the 1st day of the week, though many may try to do just that and attempt to protect their tradition keeping.
 Though many people are so trusting of the people around them and the world, and trusting in the traditions, they may have never even questioned their habits and will become genuinely confused once they realize the 1st day, isn't the 7th day, and they've never thought about something so obvious.


Honoring the 1st day of the week is not something taught from the Bible, it's something taught from men and is one of their created traditions, mainly men who wanted to rebel against YHWH.


S
o anyway, be aware of the actual time, so you can happily keep the Father's set-apart days, and not feel down from mistakenly keeping things at the wrong time.

This knowledge is of great benefit even further, it helps us to understand certain scriptures in context now, when before if we were reading them applying our modern time keeping habits and traditions to these scriptures, we would get the wrong ideas, and visualize things differently than they really were since we have basically been conditioned from our youth to visualize them incorrectly.

I will show 1 example, such as at John 20:1 where it says;

John 20:1 "Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb"


Modern Christians due to them not being taught these things of truth, and them saying the 1st day of the week starts at 12:00AM, are filtering that verse through the wrong understanding,
unaware that early on the 1st day of the week while it is still dark, could even be around 7PM on their modern "saturday"!

So as you can see from this example, knowing these things certainly will alter how you view what is said in the Bible, and will change how you look at many things.






The modern calendars in the world have been a part of people's lives since they were born, it's another one of those things that you have trouble even focusing in on because your brain has it accepted as part of life, and very few people bother questioning what they accept as a normal part of their life.


The modern calendar kept in the U.S. is called the Gregorian Calendar, also referred to by some as the "pagan calendar".


This Gregorian calendar is often accepted as the calendar used throughout time, but it actually originated in 1582, and comes from the Catholic congregation, named after it's leader in those days, Gregory the 13th.
So this calendar is not the one used throughout history, and different nations have kept different calendars through the ages, with different names, different lengths of years and months, and also their calendars contained various things to do with their idols and honoring those idols.






YHWH's calendar is not the same as the modern calendar used by societies. 
 When you see YHWH saying that the Passover is on the 14th day of the 1st month, this does not mean that it's on "Jan 14th", but he is saying it is on the 14th day of the month Abib, the 1st month according to the true calendar that was instituted at the creation week, on the 4th day.



Exodus 12:2 "This month shall be to you the beginning of months, it shall be the first month of the year to you"

Exodus 13:4 "Today, in the month of Abib, you are going out"




As a quick note, you may see the alternate spelling of Abib, as Aviv.
Abib and Aviv is the same thing, the difference comes from different dialects of Hebrew.


From the Bible, we see the 1st month referred to as the month of Abib. "Abib" is a word that describes ripe barley, so Abib is an agricultural term.



The 1st biblical month, does not line up with the modern 1st month of the Gregorian calendar.

Though something interesting is in the past the modern Gregorian calendar's months use to line up with the true calendar somewhat.

Look at what people call December today, they call it the 12th and final month of the year, yet, "December" means 10th month, and December is actually around the time of the 10th Biblical month.

It was men who decided to change the year beginning in the Spring when everything is coming back to life, to the dead of Winter, which then made December the 12th and final month, despite it's name no longer making sense.

I just used December as an example there, but it's not the only month that retains a name that doesn't make sense anymore and reveals the past, September means 7th month, October means 8th month, November means 9th month, and as stated above December means 10th month.

February means month of purification festival.

July is named after Julius Caesar, he reformed the Roman calendar and renamed this month after himself.

August is named after Augustus Caesar, he finished the calendar reform of Julius Caesar, and also chose to rename a month after himself.

The other months are names honoring pagan idols.








So now that we've lightly covered hours, days, months, and years, and realize such things really exist and are not just human constructs, we need to know how to tell the year, and where we are at, so we can follow along in the true calendar.


Previously, this is where I told people we ran into a bit of an issue because even the majority of those trying to follow YHWH today, have forgotten YHWH's calendar, and they acknowledge very little information is given in the Bible, and that they're basically blindly trusting the Pharisees, a very false denomination that has the appearance of righteousness yet has actually strayed from the Truth and instructions.
 The Pharisees and their blind traditions and habits have nothing to do with being a true "Jew".


These things always left me feeling that while the information is not mentioned in the Bible, that it is likely mentioned in some scriptures, somewhere, that have not been included in the typical modern "Bible" sold around the world.

Such an important piece of the puzzle I thought was very likely to be covered and given to the people of YHWH, and I've felt that there was a need to uncover this information so I knew for sure and could be doing the will of YHWH.

So for years I've been motivated to seek out solid answers about YHWH's actual calendar, because the lunar calendar tradition always seemed incorrect to me, for 1 example the idea that you would need to add an entire 13th month occasionally always bothered me and stood out as a red flag, though keeping this tradition along with the Pharisees was the best I knew to do until I learned more so I observed the lunar calendar tradition for that reason, until I learned more.

The actual calendar has been restored to us now, and I would like to assist in bringing it back to YHWH's people and the world.
 It hasn't really ever been out of our reach or lost, it has survived among some people all of these years, though the rulers of the dark world have done their best to minimize the knowledge and influence of it, but we have testimonies and evidence to support it to convince modern thinking people that it's legit.

People are trying to keep the Biblical calendar today with a lunar calendar, but YHWH's calendar is actually a solar calendar of exactly 364 days. 4 days are for starts of seasons and are not parts of any month, but are like divider days, and the 360 other days are 12 30-day months.
 The true calendar is revealed to us in the books of Enoch, and the book of Jubilees.


Now many may wonder how the lunar calendar is a false tradition and not actually scriptural, because they may see "new moon" a few times in their Bible, even in reference to months, but it looks like "new moon" is a false translation of the Hebrew word "chodesh" that is simply based on these traditions of the Pharisees.
 The word is translated according to the traditions of blind men and not truth, and it should actually just be translated along the lines as "month", "renewed month", "young month".

It was the heathen societies who did not have much knowledge on the calendar, and when they refused to keep YHWH's perfect calendar then they had to struggle to keep an accurate calendar because their seasons would become dislodged.
 It was also a pagan practice to honor the moon as a false idol, which included them watching for the rebirth of the moon or as many call it today the "new moon".
 So it appears this is yet another pagan tradition picked up from the Babylon captivity that we've been led into keeping unknowingly.


What I've said so far may make the most sense to the people of YHWH who have already been attempting to keep his days so far, but for those of you who are new to all of this, you may struggle to accept what I've said about the true calendar of YHWH.
 For example, you may have realized by now that the modern world, what it declares is "truth", contradicts this truth I've told you concerning YHWH's 364 day year.
 This dark world has lied to us all, and has hidden perfect knowledge from us.
 If the people of the world could see the things which have been hidden, they would struggle to not have abounding faith in Elohim, as the things hidden declare his handiwork greatly.
 Just as the world got to a point technologically, and politically, to where they could witness these handiworks of YHWH, and spread them to all people across the world, evil stepped forward to go to work to blind us and hide the knowledge and handiworks.
 
The world is a lie, and "NASA" is fake.
 I am not telling you it is just a little bit fake, telling a few lies, but it's actually all about lies and deception, and is working to brainwash the entire population of the Earth into accepting invented science-fiction as reality.
 You may think that there are multiple organizations in the world that confirm NASA as additional witnesses to what NASA says, but in reality they're all linked together, just appearing as multiple witnesses, much how you go to a store and think there are thousands of different companies selling products but they actually trace back to just a handful of owners who are using thousands of different factories under different names.
 You can do your own research on the internet, such as on Youtube, for evidence of these things, and I urge you to do so and take a few days to analyze the evidence, because if you actually realize I am not crazy and what I've said is true, and that shadow organizations are indeed manipulating you and the world, you will clearly understand where you need to put your faith, and stop trusting in men.


 

I'm currently working on this section.






 




Here is the link to the page where I will update the festival dates according to the Gregorian Calendar so that you can be more aware of when they're going to take place, to help you get started in observing YHWH's calendar and days;

 http://hallowedground.webs.com/festivaldates.htm






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The Holy Days







The 7th Day Sabbath of YHWH

The Sabbath of YHWH is every 7th day of the week.
 Work 6 days, then rest on the 7th, then repeat.


Sabbath in Hebrew is called Shabbat(Shah-Baht).
You may also hear it pronounced as shabbas(Shah-Bahs), from the Ashkenazi dialect.


On this day we are to do no work, and neither are we to have others work for us.

We do not prepare food on this day either, and prepare our food for the 7th Day Sabbath beforehand.

We are not to kindle a fire on this day.



Scriptures;

Genesis 2:1 "Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them, and on the seventh day Elohim ended his work which he had made, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made, and Elohim blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it because that in it he had rested from all his work which Elohim created and made"

Exodus 16:23 "And he said to them, This is that which YHWH has said, Tomorrow is the rest of the set apart Sabbath to YHWH, bake that which you will bake today, and boil that which you will boil, and that which remains over, lay up for you to be kept until the morning. And they laid it up till the morning as Moses instructed and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein. And Moses said, Eat that today, for today is a Sabbath to YHWH, today you shall not find it in the field, six days you shall gather it but on the seventh day which is the Sabbath, in it there shall be none. And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day to gather it, and they found none. And YHWH said to Moses, How long will you refuse to keep my commandments and my laws? See, for that YHWH has given you the Sabbath, therefore he gives you on the sixth day the bread of two days, abide you every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day. So the people rested on the seventh day"

Exodus 20:8 "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it set apart, Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to YHWH your Elohim. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, or your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the foreigner who is within your gates. For in six days YHWH made the heavens and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore YHWH blessed the Sabbath day and made it set apart"

Exodus 23:12 "Six days you shall do your work, and on the seventh day you shall rest, that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your handmaid, and the foreigner, may be refreshed"

Exodus 31:12 "And YHWH spoke to Moses saying, Speak you also to the children of Yisrael saying, Truly my Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations that you may know that I am YHWH that does make you set apart. You shall keep the Sabbath therefore, for it is set apart to you, every one that defiles it shall surely be put to death. For whoever does any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Six days may work be done but in the seventh is the Sabbath of rest set apart to YHWH, whoever does any work in the Sabbath day he shall surely be put to death. Therefore the children of Yisrael shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Yisrael forever, for in six days YHWH made the heavens and the earth and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed"

Exodus 34:21 "Six days you shall labor but on the seventh day you shall rest, even during the plowing season and harvest you must rest"

Leviticus 23:3 "Six days shall work be done but the seventh day is the Sabbath of cessation, a set apart convocation, you shall do no work therein, it is the Sabbath of YHWH in all your dwellings"

Deuteronomy 5:12 "Keep the Sabbath day to make it set apart as YHWH your Elohim has commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work but the seventh day is the Sabbath of YHWH your Elohim"

Isaiah 58:13 "If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my set apart day, and call the Sabbath a delight, the set apart of YHWH, honorable, and shall honor him, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words, Then shall you delight yourself in YHWH, and I will cause you to ride on the high places of the earth, and feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father, for the mouth of YHWH has spoken it"






Relating scriptures;

Scripture for Paul in the "new testament" relating to the 7th day Sabbath;
Paul;
Hebrews 4:9 "So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of Elohim, for whoever has entered the rest of Elohim, has also rested from his works as Elohim did from his. Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience"





The topic of 7th day Sabbath of YHWH also has it's own page, on tab 2;

 The 7th Day Sabbath of YHWH


















The 7th Year Sabbath of the Land

The 7th year Sabbath of the Land takes place on every 7th Year, perpetually through time.

On the Sabbath of the Land we allow the land to completely rest.
We survive on the 6th years increase that we have stored up for ourselves.



Elohim commanded to let the land completely rest every 7th Year, some think this only meant for the land that they inherited because YHWH says when they come into the land that they have inherited before the command.
Though they were in the desert wilderness when he said that, they were not yet into the land where they would be sowing and reaping.
They didn't sow or reap in the wilderness, they moved around a lot and
YHWH took care of their needs by giving them Manna bread in the Morning and Quail to eat in the Evening, on the 6th day of the week he gave them double food so that they didn't have to work to gather or prepare it on the 7th day sabbath and also he did not send the manna on the sabbath.

He said the 6th year he would command his blessing on Yisrael's crops and they would have enough food for 3 years time that they would still be eating on the 6th years food supply well after the 7th year sabbath so there was no worry of starving if they obeyed.



Scriptures;

Leviticus 25:4 "but in the seventh year there shall be a Sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a Sabbath to YHWH, You shall not sow your field or prune your vineyard, You shall not reap what grows of itself in your harvest, or gather the grapes of your undressed vine, It shall be a year of solemn rest for the land. The Sabbath of the land shall provide food for you, for yourself and for your male and female slaves and for your hired servant and the sojourner who lives with you, and for your cattle and for the wild animals that are in your land, all its yield shall be for food.

















The 50th Year Jubilee

The Jubilee occurs every 50th year, perpetually throughout time.

Jubilee in Hebrew is Yovel.



Every 50th Year, Liberty is to be proclaimed throughout the Land of Yisrael and all property goes back to the original owners, when you sold land to someone it was like a lease to the person and you set the price to be fair according to how much time was left until the Jubilee.



Scriptures;

Leviticus 25:8 "And you shall number seven Sabbaths of years to you, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven Sabbaths of years shall be to you forty and nine years. Then shall you cause the trumpet of the jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall you make the trumpet sound throughout all your land. And you shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee to you; and you shall return every man to his possession, and you shall return every man to his family. A jubilee shall that fiftieth year be to you: you shall not sow, neither reap that which grows of itself in it, nor gather the grapes in it of your vine undressed. For it is the jubilee; it shall be set apart to you: you shall eat the increase thereof out of the field. In the year of this jubilee you shall return every man to his possession" 














The Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread

Passover takes place on the 14th day of the 1st month.

Passover in Hebrew is called Pesach.



All leaven is to be removed from our properties and we are to eat nothing with leaven in it for 7 days, the duration of the festival of unleavened bread.

The 1st day of the festival we must have a set apart assembly and do no work, and also the 7th day we are to have a set apart assembly and do no work but what everyone needs to eat it is permitted to prepare.

In modern times there is mass confusion over leaven.
Leavened bread is basically bread corrupted by bacteria and yeasts/fungus.
Leaven in a sense is corruption.

This happens when you mix whole grain flour and water together, and allow it to sit in an acceptable environment.
Yeasts and bacteria occurring in the flour start to feed and multiply rapidly.


Some have started to think any bread that has risen is leavened bread, and leavened bread means risen bread, but this is not accurate.
 
Some types of grains may not rise much, if at all, during the baking process, such as rye and barley.


A common misconception about rising dough is this happens in the oven, but dough rises as it leavens.
A batch of dough I set out to leaven, easily doubles in size as it sours, and rises up in the bowl.



So, unleavened bread is when you just mix flour with water and bake it right away, not giving any yeast the time to infect the lump and grow.


If you're completely new to this information, you've likely ate both leavened and unleavened bread throughout your life.
Crackers, and Mexican tortillas are examples of common unleavened breads.
The typical loaves of bread sold at grocery stores are examples of leavened bread.



Many people if they're unsure what is leavened or not, eats up or gets rid of all questionable products just to be safe before the festival begins.


If you would like to make unleavened bread, it is very easy, and everyone should learn to do it.

The only ingredients you need are ground flour and water.
This is bread ingredients. Simple.

You mix these together into a dough, and bake it in an oven.

I'll add something about cooking later. I'm sure you can use the internet to figure out other details on cooking if you need them.

 

Exodus 4:22 "Then you shall say to Pharaoh, Thus says YHWH, Yisrael is my firstborn son"


Exodus 12:14 "This day shall be for you a memorial day, and you shall keep it as a festival to
YHWH throughout your generations, as a statute forever, you shall keep it as a festival. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall remove leaven out of your houses, for if anyone eats what is leavened, from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Yisrael. On the first day you shall hold a set apart assembly, and on the seventh day a set apart assembly. No work shall be done on those days. But what everyone needs to eat, that alone may be prepared by you. And you shall observe the Festival of Unleavened Bread, for on this very day I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt. Therefore you shall observe this day, throughout your generations, as a statute forever. In the first month, from the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread until the twenty-first day of the month at evening. For seven days no leaven is to be found in your houses. If anyone eats what is leavened, that person will be cut off from the congregation of Yisrael, Whether he is a sojourner or a native of the land, You shall eat nothing leavened in all your dwelling places you shall eat unleavened bread”


Deuteronomy 16:1 "Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover to YHWH your Elohim: for in the month of Abib YHWH your Elohim brought you forth out of Egypt by night.
You shall therefore sacrifice the passover to YHWH your Elohim, of the flock and the herd, in the place which YHWH shall choose to place his name there. You shall eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shall you eat unleavened bread therewith, even the bread of affliction; for you came forth out of the land of Egypt in haste: that you may remember the day when you came forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of your life. And there shall be no leavened bread seen with you in all your coast seven days; neither shall there any thing of the flesh, which you sacrificed the first day at even, remain all night until the morning. You may not sacrifice the passover within any of your gates, which YHWH your Elohim gives you: But at the place which YHWH your Elohim shall choose to place his name in, there you shall sacrifice the passover at even, at the going down of the sun, at the season that you came forth out of Egypt. And you shall roast and eat it in the place which YHWH your Elohim shall choose: and you shall turn in the morning, and go to your tents. Six days you shall eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to YHWH
your Elohim: you shall do no work therein."



Related Scriptures;


Paul;

1 Corinthians 5:7 "Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Messiah our Passover lamb has been sacrificed, let us therefore celebrate the festival not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth"

"Let us therefore celebrate the festival..."
Paul;
1 Corinthians 5:8 "
Let us therefore celebrate the festival not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth"










First Fruits

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Deuteronomy 26:1 "And it shall be, when you are come in to the land which YHWH your Elohim gives you for an inheritance, and possess it, and dwell therein; That you shall take of the first of all the fruit of the earth, which you shall bring of your land that
YHWH your Elohim gives you, and shall put it in a basket, and shall go to the place which YHWH your Elohim shall choose to place his name there. And you shall go to the priest that shall be in those days, and say to him, I profess this day to YHWH your Elohim, that I am come to the country which YHWH swore to our fathers for to give us. And the priest shall take the basket out of your hand, and set it down before the altar of YHWH your Elohim. And you shall speak and say before YHWH your Elohim, An Arami ready to perish was my father, and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there with a few, and became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous: And the Egyptians evil entreated us, and afflicted us, and laid on us hard bondage: And when we cried to YHWH Elohim of our fathers, YHWH heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labor, and our oppression: And YHWH brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, and with wonders: And he has brought us into this place, and has given us this land, even a land that flows with milk and honey. And now, behold, I have brought the first fruits of the land, which you, O YHWH, have given me. And you shall set it before YHWH your Elohim, and worship before YHWH your Elohim: And you shall rejoice in every good thing which YHWH your Elohim has given to you, and to your house, you, and the Levite, and the foreigner that is among you."












The Festival of Weeks/Pentecost

In Hebrew this festival is called Shavuot.

In English most people know this festival by the Greek name "Pentecost", which means 50th.



Leviticus 23:15 "You shall count seven full weeks from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering. You shall count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath. Then you shall present a grain offering of new grain to YHWH. You shall bring from your dwelling places two loaves of bread to be waved, made of two tenths of an ephah. They shall be of fine flour, and they shall be baked with leaven, as firstfruits to YHWH. And you shall present with the bread seven lambs a year old without blemish, and one bull from the herd and two rams. They shall be a burnt offering to YHWH, with their grain offering and their drink offerings, a food offering with a pleasing aroma to YHWH. And you shall offer one male goat for a sin offering, and two male lambs a year old as a sacrifice of peace offerings. And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits as a wave offering before YHWH, with the two lambs. They shall be holy to YHWH for the priest. And you shall make a proclamation on the same day. You shall hold a holy convocation. You shall not do any servile work. It is a statute forever in all your dwelling places throughout your generations."


Deuteronomy 16:9 "Seven weeks shall you number to you, begin to number the seven weeks from such time as you begin to put the sickle to the grain, And you shall keep the festival of weeks to YHWH your Elohim with a tribute of a freewill offering of your hand, which you shall give to YHWH your Elohim, according as YHWH your Elohim has blessed you, And you shall rejoice before YHWH your Elohim, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your manservant, and your maidservant, and the Levite that is within your gates, and the foreigner, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are among you, in the place which YHWH your Elohim has chosen to place his name there. And you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and you shall observe and do these statutes"














The Day of Trumpets

Yom Teruah takes place on the 1st day of the 7th month.


In Hebrew this festival is called Yom Teruah.
Yom means day, Teruah means noise/blasts/shouting.


On this day, it is a sabbath, where no servile work is done.

There is a set-apart convocation.

People typically sound shofars (trumpets) for this day.

Shofars were very commonly used in the past, they were used for signals, communicating with people, warnings and alerts, and instruments.

It takes some practice to sound them well, and most importantly consistently.
So if you plan on using one of these for a special event, I recommend you get one in advance so you have time to figure out how to even get a proper noise out of one.



Some like to say traditional for this and stick to the humble rams horn shofar, some also like to use a large shofar made from a kudu horn.
However, you could use any kind of trumpet you have and do not have to limit yourself to the traditions.
 
If it is your 1st time keeping this day and you want to blow a shofar on it, you only have one chance for this per year, so if you plan on picking up some form of trumpet, do not wait around until the holy day is upon you before you order a shofar, because it may not arrive on time if it has to be shipped.




Important information concerning this holy day,
modern Judaism calls this festival "rosh hashana", calling it the beginning of the year, the new year, also known as "the jewish new year".

This is from tradition of men, it is not the beginning of the year, and it causes a lot of pointless confusion.


So do not follow this tradition, the beginning of the year is not around the festival of trumpets, YHWH clearly says when the beginning of the year is, and this tradition goes against his word.


Also in Judaism they celebrate this festival for 2 days, and others are under the impression it actually is a 2 day festival, however this is tradition too, and Yom Teruah really lasts only 1 day.


The people who are new to these things and are trying to learn how to obey YHWH may face confusion due to all of these traditions since many sources on the internet is following these traditions.


Many Orthodox Judaism(Pharisee'ism) traditions may have originated with good intentions, but they're not good to keep.
 Just always do your best.


Those in Judaism following a lunar unfixed calendar, also may skip the commandment to make noise on this day if it falls on the same day as the 7th day Sabbath of YHWH, so be aware of that.
 

For those who still keep the lunar-calendar tradition of the Pharisees, they have to watch very carefully for the new moon since this day is the very 1st day of the month, otherwise they miss the 1st day of the 7th month according to their calendar.
 It doesn't really work out so well when one is relying on spotting a new moon, and can create a lot of stress, and division in the keeping of Yom Teruah.



Scriptures;


Leviticus 23:23 "And
YHWH spoke to Moses saying, Speak to the children of Yisrael saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall you have a sabbath, a memorial of trumpet blasts, a set apart convocation, You shall do no servile work therein, but you shall offer an offering made by fire to YHWH"

Numbers 29:1 "And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a set apart convocation, you shall do no servile work, it is a day of blowing the trumpets to you, And you shall offer a burnt offering for a sweet smell to YHWH, one young bullock, one ram, and seven lambs of the first year without blemish, And their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals for a bullock, and two tenth deals for a ram, And one tenth deal for one lamb, throughout the seven lambs, And one kid of the goats for a sin offering, to make an atonement for you, Beside the burnt offering of the month, and his meat offering, and the daily burnt offering, and his meat offering, and their drink offerings, according to their manner, for a sweet smell, a sacrifice made by fire to YHWH
"


Here is a man sounding a ram's horn shofar;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng6K_D8txGk&feature=related




Here is a man sounding a kudu's horn shofar;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEvxUTeSIac&feature=related


















The Day of Atonements

This day is on the 10th day of the 7th month.

In Hebrew this set apart day is called Yom Kippurim.

Also it may be called the day of atonement, Yom Kippur.
(Singular, instead of plural)


This day is a sabbath, no work at all shall be done.

We are commanded to on this day, humble our souls.
This is also translated to afflict our souls by some.

On this day the priest makes an atonement for us to cleanse us, that we may be clean from all of our sins before YHWH.

The priest also will make an atonement for the holy sanctuary, the tabernacle of the congregation, for the altar, for the priests, and for all the people of the congregation.

Also it shall be a holy convocation to us.



This day is a day for you to break your pride, humble yourself, and confess your sins before YHWH and repent from all of your wrongs with a broken heart.



Traditionally on this day, people fast for the duration of it, not eating any food, and not drinking any water.

The verse does not say to fast though, and neither does it directly say refrain from eating and drinking, it says to afflict your soul/humble yourself, though it may very well mean to do such.

Fasting is a way to afflict your soul, and the scriptures gives examples connecting fasting with a way to humble yourself.


I personally fast because I am fully able with no health problems, and it's definitely a way to show humbling and to afflict yourself both.





Leviticus 16:29 "And this shall be a statute forever to you, that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether it be one of your own country or a foreigner that sojournes among you, For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you to cleanse you, that you may be clean from all your sins before
YHWH, It shall be a sabbath of rest to you, and you shall afflict your souls, by a statute forever. And the priest, whom he shall anoint, and whom he shall consecrate to minister in the priest's office in his father's stead, shall make the atonement, and shall put on the linen clothes, even the set apart garments, And he shall make an atonement for the set apart sanctuary, and he shall make an atonement for the tabernacle of the congregation, and for the altar, and he shall make an atonement for the priests, and for all the people of the congregation, And this shall be an everlasting statute to you, to make an atonement for the children of Yisrael for all their sins once a year"


Leviticus 23:26 "And YHWH spoke to Moses saying, Also on the 10th day of this 7th month there shall be a day of atonement, it shall be a set-apart convocation to you, and you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to YHWH. And you shall do no work in that same day, for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before YHWH your Elohim, for whatever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people, And whatever soul it be that does any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people. You shall do no manner of work, it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. It shall be to you a sabbath of rest, and you shall afflict your souls in the 9th day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, shall you keep your sabbath"








It is said that the word which most English bibles translates to "afflict", can also mean humble, and that it has different possible meanings.
I currently am unsure as to which word should truly be used, or if more than a single English word should be used to express the true meaning.
I am still exploring the information available on this.



The Strong's Dictionary gives these meanings for the word that is translated to afflict in our English Bibles;

H6031 ענה
1) (Qal) to be occupied, be busied with

2) to afflict, oppress, humble, be afflicted, be bowed down

a) (Qal)
1) to be put down, become low
2) to be depressed, be downcast
3) to be afflicted
4) to stoop

b) (Niphal)
1) to humble oneself, bow down
2) to be afflicted, be humbled

c) (Piel)
1) to humble, mishandle, afflict
2) to humble, be humiliated
3) to afflict
4) to humble, weaken oneself

d) (Pual)
1) to be afflicted
2) to be humbled

e) (Hiphil) to afflict

f) (Hithpael)
1) to humble oneself
2) to be afflicted


There is also another entry for the same word;
H6030 ענה
1) to answer, respond, testify, speak, shout

a) (Qal)
1) to answer, respond to
2) to testify, respond as a witness

b) (Niphal)
1) to make answer
2) to be answered, receive answer
2) (Qal) to sing, utter tunefully
3) (Qal) to dwell


Here is a link to a page that will show you every occurrence of H6031 "ana", so you can see how it is used, and try to understand it in context;

http://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H6031&t=KJV
.


Here is a link to a page that will show you every occurrence of H6030 "ana", so you can see how it is used as well;
http://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H6030&t=KJV.






Though to be safe, I suppose we can try to perform all of the definitions of the word ana if we are willing, which all fit well for the day.

We can afflict ourselves and be of a repentant spirit, sorry that we have sinned against YHWH and our brothers and sisters.

We can humble ourselves.

We can cry out and confess our sins, and forsake them, to never do them again.

We can do these things passionately, busying ourselves with them, and not just sit around thinking about how hungry we are and what we are going to eat later.





I would like to mention, if you fast on this day, remember how it feels, and that there are many families in the world who have to go hungry, and struggle to have enough water.

Let this open your eyes and be a strong motivation for you to share your blessings, with others.
For most of us, we know we can eat again soon and it helps us bear any temporary discomfort from fasting, yet to others, they are not sure when they will eat again and experience satisfaction.






The book of Acts in the "new testament" mentions "the fast", and this is thought to be talking about Yom Kippurim.

Acts 27:9 "
Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them"





Of importance relating to this subject, Yahushua the Messiah has taught us;

Matthew 6:16 "Moreover when you fast, be not as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance, for they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to fast. Truly I say to you, They have their reward. But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face, That you appear not to men to fast, but to your Father which is in secret, and your Father, which sees in secret, shall reward you openly"


In Judaism, it is actually an added commandment by them to not wash yourself or anoint your head.
However, we have been taught better than this by Messiah.

Do not be a fake on Yom Kippurim, acting before men, but be of a true spirit before the Father.






For some people fasting with no food and water is more difficult, and every year a few people in Judaism are known to pass out on this day during their congregation.
I want to remind everyone that a poor diet and health will make fasting harder, and possibly an issue when it shouldn't have been. Those who eat many simple carbs and junk food will have out of control blood sugar.

Make efforts to get healthy, and then fasting for 1 day will not harm you, since your body will be full of nutrients, it will just feel the discomfort of having to rely only on stored nutrients.

Stored body fat is stored energy for when the body does not have food, so there is no worry of dying from lack of energy if you have body fat. Modern science says that healthy people can go for months without eating, as long as they have water.

The "Irish hunger strike" is a recent example of how long people can live without food while drinking some water, men involved in that lasted 66-73 days before they started dying of starvation.

Though it is easily possible to go a long time without food, water is a different story.
If you're out in the hot sun, working yourself hard, and sweating, some people can fall ill during the 1st day from dehydration and even die, and in fact heat stroke is impossible if you're healthy and drinking water, modern people with their terrible suicidal diets are usually always in a state of dehydration and do not even know it.

For normal and healthy people, it is estimated they can go 3-6 days without water, though there are recent documented cases of people going up to 24 days without food and water in cooler temperatures and making a fine recovery afterwards. 

Fasting without food and water fulfills affliction much better, since going without food is something that can be tolerated after awhile, but when you go without water, you really feel like you've denied yourself something.




Some tips if you want to go an entire day without food and water and if you're worried about yourself or someone else like a younger kid, keep your mouth closed so you don't dry it out, keep cooler temperature if you fear loss of water, if you fear loss of energy then keep a warmer temperature, I would say keep just the right temperature, but most everyone is different depending on what they have done and the shape their body is in, so 80F may be cool to one person, while 80F makes another person sweat until they adjust to it.
I am not trying to promote cheating, I just want to help new people who want to try this but are scared of certain things, make it through the first time, and then they will see how simple it really is.











The Festival of Booths



The festival of Sukkot begins on the 15th day of the 7th month.

In Hebrew this festival is called Sukkot.

Sukkot is the plural form of Sukkah.

Sukkah means temporary shelter, and in English it is often translated to booth and tabernacle.

Due to the various ways to translate the Hebrew, this festival is also known as The Festival of Tabernacles.





For this festival we build a sukkah and live in it for the duration of the festival.
Basically, we get to go camping and adventure outside.

This is a really fun festival, especially when you share the experience with others of the people of YHWH.
Everyone is also just coming out of Yom Kippurim and motivated to be more pleasing to YHWH.


The Festival of Sukkot lasts for 7 days where we dwell in a sukkah.

The 1st day is a sabbath. There is no servile work to be done on that 1st day. Servile work means servant/serving work. 
On the 1st day as well, there is to be a holy convocation.

The day after the last day of the festival of Sukkot, on the 8th day, is also a sabbath, and no servile work is to be done.
Also, this day there is a holy convocation.
Some people call this final day "The last great day".

 
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This is a fun and amazing experience, IF you are prepared and planned ahead, and did not put off your preparation due to carelessness or laziness.

I suggest you build your camp before the 1st day.

 


For many a huge stumbling block for them is they have not prepared for the weather.
It's a good idea if you are a newbie to dwelling in a tent to try it out beforehand, also try out throwing yourself into harsh situations beforehand as well for training.

If you stay in a typical tent bought from a store, please understand, they are not water proof, and can barely even be called water resistant.
Even if they advertise on the packaging like it resists water, if it rains on you much at all, water is going to get into your tent.

I went through many tents, and once asked a tent salesman about actual water proof tents, and I was very disappointed in the answer I got, he laughed slightly, and said there are no tents I could buy like that.

The rain adds to the experience in my opinion, and I love to hear it on the roof while I am inside.
However, the rain can be bothersome when your things are getting soaked, and your bedding and clothes are soaked. It also makes it difficult to stay warm and comfortable.

There are sprays they sell that you spray on the material that helps to repel water, though if you're like me, you don't want to cover all of your things in a toxic and sticky spray, and do not even consider it as an option.
Some of my family have tried this spray before, and still had water issues. So it's certainly not a cure all in a can.
If I find a better water repellent I will update with that info. 

Ancient tents such as those made with goat skins, did not allow water to go straight through, and also were easier to add natural water repellents to. Real tents like that though cost quite a bit more than the cheap ones from the store.


My solution to keep my typical tents dry even in week long downpours is to get the thickest tarp and cover the tent with it, and then using cambuckle straps (or any others available) to pull the tarp outward and firm it up, so water runs down it, and is not able to sit on the tarp and pool up.
When the water is able to pool up and sit on the material, it will start to leak through instead of running down and off, so when the tarp is pulled out tightly, allowing the water to just run off and away from your tent, you then have a working roof.
This year, my tent even has walls of wooden boards put up around it, and the roof is taken out over them, this ensures no rain ever hits the side of my tent walls and helps keep me drier and warmer.


We dwell in the tents for a week, so it is my recommendation you opt for one of the larger ones, than smaller.
I tried living in my single person tent, and it just caused a lot of hassle that I didn't have to go through if I had a bit more space.

Also, when picking a tent, choose a shape that is simple to make a roof over with a tarp, and a taller tent may help with your roof making.
I prefer rectangular "cabin" tents that are tall.


In addition to the roof, you also need your tent to be on a surface that doesn't hold pools of water, or else they just transfer through your floor, making the inside of the tent a pool.
My family once placed their tent on packed sand, and it did not allow fast drainage but held water, which then resulted in the tent sitting in it. The rain does not have to fall directly on it for this to happen, it will still happen if the rain is falling on the ground around the area.
My preference is to be placed on a structure up off of the ground such as one of wood, so the water doesn't pool but just falls through the wood to the ground.
If this is not an option, then place your tent on soil that drains very well, or find some other material you can place down to lift your tent up to where it can't sit in a pool of water.     

Even when you successfully avert the water away from your tent with a roof, and have ground below you that is not soaking wet, the high humidity will still make it to your tent, this will cause your walls to feel wet, and you don't want to have things like your bedding touching it or else they will drink it up.
Also it's a good idea to have plastic containers to store your stuff in that you don't want sitting around in 100% humidity air for a week straight, and only take them out as you're using them.


In some areas the temperature may start to drop at the time of this festival, so if you have not planned properly, you may not be able to stay comfortable.
In these situations, having a dry tent with dry bedding and clothes is very helpful.
For me this year, it has gotten down into the 50Fs for some days and down most of the week, and I've stayed perfectly dry and comfortable.

Having your bed up off of the floor of the tent helps in staying warm.
Dry clothes helps of course, and changing your socks right before bed to a perfectly dry pair helps you stay more comfortable through the night.
Even if you think your socks are dry, they usually are not perfectly dry because feet tend to get moist easy, so give it a try and switch socks.
In the 50Fs, a regular sleeping bag and 1 cover is enough to keep me warm.
Bring a comfortable sweat shirt, and cotton hat.
If you buy a sleeping bag, pay attention to what temperature it's rated to. I like 10F and 0F. I even use my 0F during the hot summer with no issues.

I've also slept in colder weather no problem, just making use of more warm clothes.



Another item you will want is a poncho. I use a cheap 10$ Frogg Toggs poncho, and it works perfectly.
I have different sets of clothes that I wear in my tent and for when I go outside when it's wet out.
I also have an area just inside the entrance to store my outside clothes so I don't sling water droplets around my sukkah.

I create a porch outward over the entrance to my sukkah with the tarp, and it looks more like a cave than a typical porch.
In there I place scrap cardboard as mats, and I pull my shoes off next to them, and then step onto them.
I also don't allow the door to be left open longer than needed, to prevent bugs from coming in.
All of this has kept my tent very dry and clean.
It's very helpful to have a water proof pair of shoes for when it's wet and rainy. Wet shoes are not fun.
They sell shoe dryers for when this happens that work very well, but they take a little time, and your shoes can still get in rough shape from being wet just a short while.

Another thing I like to bring is a towel to occasionally dry up the light moisture around my tent from the humidity.



I like to place my sukkah in range of a power outlet, and I am able to run an extension cord to it.
You can also make use of batteries to power your tent, but I prefer the ease of power outlets, of course.

If you're going to do this, be sure to bring the correct extension cord for what you're going to use it for.
Not only does it need to be long enough, but if you plan on using it to keep your laptop charged, and your laptop charger has 3 prongs, then you need an extension cord with 3 slots or else it won't fit.
Also if you attempt to use something that draws a lot of power like an electric heater, thin power cords can overheat.
My preference is to just take turns on a simple cord charging a few handheld electronics, power a small heating pad for if I feel cold and when I sleep, and also power my lights inside my tent.

For lighting I use neat looking blue and white LED string lights that also blink, they reminded me of the pic I used above of a sukkah, though I light up the inside of my sukkah.
LED lights put out a nice mysterious glow, use very little power, and they don't get hot which is a plus when you're in a flammable and very meltable tent.
To hang the lights inside of my tent, I use small metal S hooks that are cheap and sold for hanging flower pots on.
Also this year I have a remote control light outside of my tent, which isn't really needed, but may be helpful for some situations.


The exact tent I tried out this year and it has been perfect for me so far is the Ozark Trail instant tent, 13' x 9' Cabin Tent.
The new instant tents are well worth the investment, this year I had this new tent and I opened it up and had it set up, with a tarp roof placed over it, in very little time. But on other tents, I may have still been sorting through all the parts in the same amount of time. This really helped me since I had a short break in the rain to put it up. Also, the less stress, the better.
>http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Trail-8-Person-2-Room-Instant-Cabin-Tent/42120623<


My furnishings are plastic drawers, an air mattress, a compact square table, a small stand I use as a work desk for my books and laptop, and comfortable seating. I used my piano bench and a cheap desk chair this year. 

I also keep a small lightweight single person tent on hand, for if I travel off somewhere and need a sukkah there, such as if I decide to visit with a gathering of people for just a single night.
 




Leviticus 23:34 "Speak to the children of Yisrael saying, The 15th day of this 7th month shall be the festival of booths for 7 days to YHWH. On the 1st day shall be a set-apart convocation, you shall do no servile work therein. 7 days you shall offer an offering made by fire to YHWH, on the 8th day shall be a set-apart convocation to you and you shall offer an offering made by fire to YHWH, it is a solemn assembly, and you shall do no servile work therein"


Leviticus 23:39 "Also in the 15th day of the 7th month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep a festival to YHWH 7 days, on the 1st day shall be a sabbath, and on the 8th day shall be a sabbath, And you shall take on the first day the fruit of splendid trees, branches of palm trees and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before YHWH your Elohim 7 days, And you shall keep it a festival to YHWH 7 days in the year. It shall be a statute forever in your generations, you shall celebrate it in the 7th month. You shall dwell in booths 7 days. All the native in Yisrael shall dwell in booths, That your generations may know that I made the children of Yisrael to dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt, I am YHWH your Elohim. And Moses declared to the children of Yisrael the festivals of YHWH"


Deuteronomy 16:13 "You shall observe the festival of booths 7 days, after that you have gathered from your threshing-floor and your wine-vat, And you shall rejoice in your festival, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your manservant, and your maidservant, and the Levite, the foreigner, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within your gates. 7 days shall you keep a solemn festival to YHWH your Elohim in the place which YHWH shall choose, because YHWH your Elohim shall bless you in all your increase, and in all the works of your hands, therefore you shall surely rejoice"


Deuteronomy 31:10 "And Moses commanded them, At the end of every 7 years, at the set time in the year of release, at the Festival of Booths, when all Yisrael comes to appear before YHWH your Elohim at the place that he will choose, you shall read this law before all Yisrael in their hearing. Gather the people together, men, women, and children, and the foreigner that is within your gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear YHWH your Elohim, and observe to do all the words of this law"




Scriptures related to The Festival of Booths;


Nehemiah 8:13-18 "

Zechariah 14:16 "Then everyone who survives of all the nations that have come against Yerusalem shall go up year after year to worship the King YHWH of hosts, and to keep the Festival of Booths. If any of the families of the earth do not go up to Yerusalem to worship the King YHWH of hosts, there will be no rain on them"

John 7:2 "















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Other Festivals and Traditions


There are some festivals and traditions that are not commanded by YHWH, but are mentioned and recorded in the Bible, mainly these are Hanukkah and Purim.
 These traditions that were not commanded to be kept by
YHWH do not have to be kept since they're not part of his Law but are instituted by men.
 It is not sin for us to choose to not take part in them, since they are not commanded to be kept by YHWH.

I like to at least take the time around Hanukkah and Purim to remember what they're about.
 
In modern times, Judaism has added many new and modern traditions onto these that have nothing to do with the original point and tradition, and I myself do not honor the modern traditions.
 Some of these modern traditions, much like modern Christian traditions, look like they've come from heathen customs.
 Hanukkah is now appearing as a variation of "Xmas", and Purim is now similar to the modern "Halloween".

Do not do things or keep traditions that go against our Father's instructions.
 

Hanukkah has had so many additional traditions added in, few people even know what it is about.
 One of the many traditions takes the holy 7 branch menorah, which Revelation reveals represents the 7 spirits of
YHWH, and adds branches onto it.

It strikes me as odd to see people altering and confusing the design given to us from
YHWH, many people don't even realize a menorah is supposed to have 7 branches because of there being so many 9 branched menorahs.
 










Hanukkah

Hanukkah takes place on the 25th day of the 9th month and lasts for 8 days.

In Hebrew it is called Chanukah, and it means; a dedicating

In English this festival is called The Festival of Dedication, however it has become tradition now to instead call it the Festival of Lights, but that is not the literal meaning of "Chanukah".



The festival of Dedication comes from the book 1 Maccabees.
 This book is part of the King James Bible but you likely won't find it in your modern KJV Bible because 1 Maccabees along with a number of other writings were removed by some men.
 Many people are praising the KJV Bible, but they're not even using the actual KJV Bible but a modern 66 book alteration.
 
You can still find these removed KJV books in the book called "Apocrypha", which is the collection of lost and hidden books that were taken out of the KJV Bible.


1 Maccabees is about the Heathen coming in and demanding Yisrael to break their covenant with YHWH and to stop obeying his Law, or else suffer the penalty of death.

The Heathen even came in and set up their abominable idols everywhere and polluted the temple of
YHWH by sacrificing unclean animals and even a pig to their own false elohim in YHWH's temple.


Some people heeded the heathen and ceased obeying YHWH, however most refused to break any of the commandments and rose up and made war with the heathen.
 Against great odds, they prevailed in battle, and they reclaimed the temple of YHWH.

As they walked into the temple they seen what the heathen had done to it.

They right away got to work to restore and cleanse the temple of all abomination and uncleanness, they made a new altar since the first had been polluted with unclean flesh and they re-dedicated it.
 This is where the festival of Dedication comes from.
It takes 8 days to dedicate an altar so this is why the festival lasts 8 days.

If you read 1 Maccabees with the Hanukkah story, you may see why some modern religious leaders probably wanted it removed from their Bible, since it is all about never forsaking the covenant of YHWH with the commandments, even unto death.



Additionally, it is easy to overlook if you are not familiar with these things, but Hanukkah, The festival of Dedication, is mentioned in the Gospels;

John 10:22 "And it was at Yerusalem the festival of the Dedication, and it was winter, and Yahushua walked in the temple in Solomon's porch"




Here is where the Festival of Dedication is located in the scriptures;

1 Maccabees 4:36 "Then said Yahudah and his brethren, Behold our enemies are discomfited, let us go up to cleanse and dedicate the sanctuary. Upon this all the host assembled themselves together and went up into mount Zion, and when they saw the sanctuary desolate, and the altar profaned, and the gates burned up, and shrubs growing in the courts as in a forest, or in one of the mountains, yea, and the priests' chambers pulled down, they rent their clothes, and made great lamentation, and cast ashes upon their heads, And fell down flat to the ground upon their faces, and blew an alarm with the trumpets, and cried toward the heavens. Then Yahudah appointed certain men to fight against those that were in the fortress until he had cleansed the sanctuary. So he chose priests of blameless conversation, such as had pleasure in the Law who cleansed the sanctuary and bare out the defiled stones into an unclean place. And when as they consulted what to do with the altar of burnt offerings which was profaned, they thought it best to pull it down for fear it should be a reproach to them because the heathen had defiled it, wherefore they pulled it down and laid up the stones in the mountain of the temple in a convenient place until there should come a prophet to shew what should be done with them. Then they took whole stones according to the Law and built a new altar according to the former and made up the sanctuary, and the things that were within the temple, and hallowed the courts. They made also new set apart vessels and into the temple they brought the lampstand, and the altar of burnt offerings, and of incense, and the table. And upon the altar they burned incense and the lamps that were upon the lampstand they lighted that they might give light in the temple. Furthermore they set the loaves upon the table, and spread out the veils, and finished all the works which they had begun to make. Now on the five and twentieth day of the ninth month, which is called the month Casleu, in the hundred forty and eighth year, they rose up betimes in the morning and offered sacrifice according to the Law upon the new altar of burnt offerings which they had made. Look, at what time and what day the heathen had profaned it, even in that was it dedicated with songs, and citherns, and harps, and cymbals. Then all the people fell upon their faces worshiping and praising the Elohim of the heavens who had given them good success. And so they kept the dedication of the altar eight days and offered burnt offerings with gladness, and sacrificed the sacrifice of deliverance and praise. They decked also the forefront of the temple with crowns of gold, and with shields, and the gates and the chambers they renewed, and hanged doors upon them. Thus was there very great gladness among the people, for that the reproach of the heathen was put away. Moreover Yahudah and his brethren with the whole congregation of Yisrael ordained that the days of the dedication of the altar should be kept in their season from year to year by the space of eight days, from the five and twentieth day of the month Casleu, with mirth and gladness"












Purim

Purim takes place on the 14th day of the 12th month.

Purim comes from the book Hadassa("Esther")
 

Esther 9:18 "But the Jews that were at Shushan assembled together on the thirteenth day thereof, and on the fourteenth thereof, and on the fifteenth day of the same they rested and made it a day of feasting and gladness. Therefore the Jews of the villages that dwelled in the unwalled towns made the fourteenth day of the month Adar a day of gladness and feasting, and a good day, and of sending portions one to another. And Mordecai wrote these things and sent letters to all the Jews that were in all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus, both near and far, To establish this among them, that they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same, yearly, As the days wherein the Jews rested from their enemies, and the month which was turned to them from sorrow to joy, and from mourning into a good day, that they should make them days of feasting and joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor. As the days wherein the Jews rested from their enemies and the month which was turned to them from sorrow to joy, and from mourning into a good day, that they should make them days of feasting and joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor. And the Jews undertook to do as they had begun, and as Mordecai had written to them Because Haman the son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the enemy of all the Jews had devised against the Jews to destroy them, and had cast Pur, that is the lot, to consume them, and to destroy them, But when Esther came before the king, he commanded by letters that his wicked device which he devised against the Jews should return on his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows, why they called these days Purim after the name of Pur. Therefore for all the words of this letter, and of that which they had seen concerning this matter, and which had come to them, The Jews ordained, and took on them, and on their seed, and on all such as joined themselves to them, so as it should not fail, that they would keep these two days according to their writing, and according to their appointed time every year, And that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city, and that these days of Purim should not fail from among the Jews, nor the memorial of them perish from their seed. Then Esther the queen, the daughter of Abihail, and Mordecai the Jew, wrote with all authority to confirm this second letter of Purim. And he sent the letters to all the Jews, to the hundred twenty and seven provinces of the kingdom of Ahasuerus, with words of peace and truth, To confirm these days of Purim in their times appointed, according as Mordecai the Jew and Esther the queen had enjoined them, and as they had decreed for themselves and for their seed, the matters of the fastings and their cry. And the decree of Esther confirmed these matters of Purim and it was written in the book"













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Misconceptions and False Teachings



Lunar Sabbath?

There are some who have begun teaching a "lunar sabbath", but there is no such commandment in the Bible, and the only thing that supports such an idea are their personal assumptions.

I will place this topic on it's own page;

 http://hallowedground.webs.com/lunarsabbath.htm




 



Shanah Tovah ?! The Jewish New Year in the 7th month?!

There is a false teaching and tradition from Judaism, that says the year begins in the fall, at the time of the 7th month.

This is simply wrong, and goes against the word of YHWH where he says Abib is the 1st month, the beginning of the year.

At the time of the 7th month, we should be hearing talk of Yom Teruah which occurs on the 1st day, instead we're having to hear people repeat "shana tova!", and witness this tradition confuse everyone who is trying to learn the creator's calendar and holy days.

The logic seems to have started with their teaching that we're getting a fresh start at life after Yom Kippurim, though it is not logical to ignore truth for confused tradition.








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Further Information




The Creator's Calendar

I am still doing research for the project of the true calendar, and hope to be a help in helping us to return to YHWH's will.

Let's not allow varying views and understandings on calendars, to create shunnings and divisions among the people of YHWH!
 Humble yourself, and be filled with love and grace, just as YHWH has loved you and been gracious to you.


Under development, not open yet;

 http://hallowedground.webs.com/thecreatorscalendar.htm







Human Gestation and the holy days of YHWH.


There have been some to notice a correlation between the festivals and holy days of YHWH, and the gestation of a baby.

Supposedly a person asking a gynecologist about the development of a human baby realized these things, after that gynecologist worded their explanation in a way that reminded them of YHWH's days and festivals, and it was matching up.

I will share what they say, but I have not researched it more and am only going on what they say, to share with you.


Looking at the pregnancy from start to finish;

On the 14th day of the 1st month the egg appears.
The date of the passover is the 14th day of the 1st month.

The egg must be fertilized in 24 hours or it will pass on.
 This also reminded the person of how seed had to fall onto the ground and die in order to produce a harvest, the first fruits of that harvest were presented to Elohim.

Within 2 to 6 days the egg attaches itself to the wall of the womb and begins to grow.
 The festival of first fruits is observed anywhere from 2 to 6 days after passover.

Around the 50th day, the embryo takes on the form of a human being.
 This lines up with the festival of weeks, also known as pentecost(pentecost meaning the 50th).

On the 1st day of the 7th month the baby's hearing is developed for the 1st time, it can now hear and distinguish sounds outside the womb.
 The day of trumpets is on the 1st day of the 7th month, which translated literally from the scriptures is actually along the lines of "Day of Noise".

On the 10th day of 7th month, the hemoglobin of the blood changes from that of the mother to a self sustaining baby.
 The 10th day of the 7th month is the day of atonement.
On this day the high priest takes blood into the holy of holies, and sprinkles it on the ark of the covenant.

On the 15th day of the 7th month, the lungs become fully developed, and if the baby was born before then, the baby would have a hard time breathing.
 This is the date of festival of tabernacles.
This made the person think of the spirit of Elohim dwelling with Yisrael. Spirit has a literal meaning of breath/wind.

Birth takes place on the 10th day of the 9th month.
 8 days after birth, we are commanded to circumcise our sons.

8 days of hanukkah are celebrated right on schedule, 9 months and 10 days after passover.


If all of that is near accurate, then it seems to be pretty interesting. I will research it more when I find the time.










Observing the holy days along with jobs, school, duty to family, etc...

After one repents and starts to learn about and keep the festivals and days of YHWH, they will quickly find that the modern wicked world will try to put a burden on them around these days.

Those who have a common job will suddenly be unable to work on certain days, which may or may not result in a needed job change.
 You have to tell your employer when you are not available and it's important to do this before you start your job or as soon as possible in a polite manner so everything stays good in your relations with your employer.

Often people say things like they HAVE to work, so they can't keep a sabbath day, however they are choosing to work, and disobeying the creator's command and will have to answer for their choice.

They need to humble themselves and rethink what they're saying, so I usually do not mention to these kind of people right away that in the U.S. it is law(with a few requirements) that their employer gives them sabbath days off to rest on, and if an employer fires someone for being obedient to YHWH, that fired person can turn around and win a lawsuit against their company for "religious discrimination".

So if you have trouble with your employer, you can bring up your rights from laws on "religious discrimination".

There are a few requirements, such as the employer has at least 15 employees. Also if you took a job and was okay with working on sabbaths, and then suddenly repent and want the sabbaths off, it may be more difficult for you, but hopefully you can politely reason with your employer.

If your situation does not allow you to be protected by these U.S. laws, and your employer is going to fire you, then so be it, and remain kind and humble towards that employer.
 
Your life and pleasing YHWH far outweigh working for/serving someone else!

Don't put your trust in your job, but put it in YHWH, and be thankful for whatever he provides you with, and what he has already provided you with, such as your life.

Those who keep the Law actually become very desirable for employment, and you can use this to your advantage if you feel you need to.
 You can offer to work more days, or days other people usually want off, such as the modern U.S. "holidays" like xmas, thanksgiving, and so on, and you can offer to work sundays.

If all else fails, you can always just give living off the land a try, like people used to do for thousands of years.




Those who choose to go to a school should be aware of the sabbaths and holy days beforehand, since it can play a role in their final decisions concerning some things, and it could result in losing money which was put into a certain school if later you realize something conflicts with the schedule you want.




Hobbies and sports as well can be affected by this, for me I was big into a certain sport in the past and was dedicated to climbing the ranks. I made it to a skill level higher than most and enjoyed what I was doing, but the events for the sport are mostly kept on the 7th day Sabbath of YHWH.
 Therefore to continue I had to seek out places that held events on other days of the week, which I did find, but my old goal of competing as a professional were thrown away because the officials of the sport organize events on sabbath days.

It didn't bother me though, and it was an opportunity for me to show my dedication to YHWH.
 It is the world that is trying to make things hard, the commands are not causing any burden or trouble.
I love YHWH far more than any of those things.

The world can also use these sort of things to prevent the people of YHWH from gaining spots of recognition, and having influence over others. The world tends to only offer such status to those who will influence the world to walk in the will of the satan.

The wicked world and the satan are trying to seduce people into breaking the commandments, with things that can only be done on sabbath days.
 


There are also some who have family duties, such as helping an elderly family member.
 This duty can also try to interrupt a person's devotion to the holy days.
 
It mainly comes with that elderly family member refuses to keep the commandments, and this is where the issue really comes from.
 For situations like this, I suggest you plan well ahead for the events, and try to find another person to take over on those days if it's really even a need.
 
Most days should be no problem, you just cook for them beforehand and refuse to go out shopping, etc.., on that day even if they try to convince you to.







Moon's Location Tool.
 
Here is a tool that may come in handy for someone, it shows the location of the moon and the sun above the earth.;
http://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/moon/light.html.






Full Moon Calendar.

This tool allows you to quikcly see what stage the moon is at;

http://fullmooncalendar.net
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Scripture Collection



Leviticus 23:4 "These are the festivals of YHWH, even set-apart convocations, which you shall proclaim in their seasons"

Exodus 31:12 "And YHWH spoke to Moses saying, Speak you also to the children of Yisrael saying, Truly my Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations"

Ezekiel 20:12 "I gave them my Sabbaths as a sign between me and them"

Isaiah 56:3 "Do not let the son of the foreigner who has joined himself to YHWH say, YHWH has utterly separated me from his people, neither let the eunuch say, behold I am a dry tree. For thus says YHWH unto the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths and choose the things that please me and take hold of my covenant, even unto them will I give in my house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off, also the sons of the foreigner who join themselves to YHWH to serve him and to love the name of YHWH to be his servants. Every one who keeps the Sabbath from polluting it and takes hold of my covenant, them will I bring to my holy mountain and make them joyful in my house of prayer, their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon my altar, for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all people"

Isaiah 66:22 "For as the new heavens and the new earth which I will make shall remain before me, says YHWH, so shall your seed and your name remain, and it shall come to pass that from one month to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, says YHWH, and they shall go forth and look on the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against me, for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched, and they shall be a repulsion to all flesh"

Matthew 24:20 "Pray that you do not have to flee in the winter or on a Sabbath"




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