Many who are being called out of the world, and into the true worship of Yahuah, have a sincere desire to keep his feast days with all their heart. Naturally, we also desire to celebrate them on the correct days — it’s an appointment after all! Nevertheless, we shouldn’t get nasty with each other over the different interpretations and/or calendars, but share our views in meekness, humility and in love.
“And the servant of Yahuah must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if Elohim perchance will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth”
2 Timothy 2:24-25
With that being established, today I’d like to briefly discuss why I do believe Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets) will be properly observed on October 7th 2021. Since I’ve received many inquiries as to why I understand it this way, I decided to put my case before you in love. Let it also be known, that Yahuah’s 7 feast days are not appointed by the gregorian calendar, but by his heavenly luminaries. We reference the gregorian dates, for an easy reference for you.
The Sun’s Location
Many of you have heard about the “Revelation 12 Sign” that happened on September 23, 2017.
“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.”
Even if you’ve never heard of this ‘sign’, every year on Yom Teruah, we get a portion of this ‘sign’, or ‘great wonder’. A woman (constellation Bethula) clothed with the sun. What we don’t get every year, and why 2017 was extremely significant, was the moon at her feet, 12 stars above her head, and another star she had ‘given birth’ to, but we’re not here to focus on that. What is important, is that Yahuah gives us a marker to ‘keep us in line’ with his heavenly calendar — giving us affirmation as to when Yom Teruah truly is. Let’s look at the past Feast of Trumpets:
As you see, the Sun is always in Bethula (the woman) during the Feast of Trumpets. Now, let’s take a look at September 7th, 2021:
With constellation art for easier reference:
You’ll notice a few things. The Sun is not in Bethula (the woman), but in Leo. Also, the Moon is noticeably in a much different spot than all the previous years. Now, let’s take a look at October 7th:
The luminaries are exactly where they are supposed to be, if the 13th month is added this year. This gives us confirmation that the October 7th new moon, will be the correct date for Yom Teruah. Yet, there’s more, stay with us.
Why does this happen?
The Hebrew Calendar is luni-solar, meaning we use the sun and the moon to calculate his feasts. The issue is, the moon has a 354 day cycle, coming in 10 days sooner than the sun. Therefore ‘intercalation’ is necessary to keep the calendar in line. We add a 13th month ‘roughly’ every 3rd year to keep the seasons in place.
“Be mindful to keep the times of the festivals, with the intercalations of the year, and to observe the rotation thereof”
Deuteronomy 16:1 Aramaic Targums
Here’s the issue. The modern day Jewish calendar comes from a Rabbinic doctrine established by Hillel II, in the 4th century:
“While the Sanhedrin (Rabbinical Supreme Court) presided in Jerusalem, there was no set calendar. They would evaluate every year to determine whether it should be declared a leap year.
Hillel’s calendar runs in nineteen-year cycles, each cycle containing seven leap years: the 3rd, 6th, 8th, 11th, 14th, 17th, and the 19th years.”
The current Jewish calendar that is widely used by the ‘Torah community’ is set by Rabbinic standards, instead of using the luminaries in the heavens above (as they used to). In many instances, this calendar is correct, but every so often, they add the 13th month on the wrong year, because of the ‘set’ numerical rotation given by Hillel II, instead of using the luminaries themselves to dictate. 2021 is one of those years. I know many of you, still do not accept Enoch as scripture, however Enoch does make it very clear, that the new year cannot be started unless the Sun goes into the 4th gate; what we know as the spring equinox. Even so, before the Hillel II decree, the standard was to use the equinox as Enoch lays out anyways.
The Hebrew Calendar Before the Fix
“Sanhedrin considered several factors in the course of their deliberations whether to declare a leap year on a given year. The primary factor, which overrode all others, was the spring equinox”
So even if you don’t consider Enoch scripture, this is the way the Jews did it before the Hillel II decree, in fear of how it would be done in the future days without the Sanhedrin. Let’s take a quick look at Enoch:
“And first there goes forth the great luminary, named the Sun, and his circumference is like the circumference of the heaven, and he is quite filled with illuminating and heating fire. The chariot on which he ascends, the wind drives, and the sun goes down from the heaven and returns through the north in order to reach the east, and is so guided that he comes to the appropriate portal and shines in the face of the heaven. In this way he rises in the first month in the great portal, which is the fourth…”
For a full discussion on how we are led to operate the luni-solar calendar, please see this study for an in depth understanding as to why we added the 13th month this year. Because of this, we are celebrating Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets) on October 7th.
Long story short, the sun must have crossed the 4th gate/portal before the new year can commence, and this year, it didn’t happen in March, so we added a 13th year. The 4th gate in Enoch is the spring equinox, which is when the sun crosses the equator. This method we have been led to use, incorporates the sun, moon and stars to calculate his feasts. By doing it this way, we have been able to produce a repeatable 1092 day, 3 year rotation:
“In three years the days are one thousand and ninety-two days.”
So, to the best of our understanding, Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets) will be celebrated on the evening of October 7th, with the sighting of the New Moon.
Regardless of when you celebrate, I consider you a brother or sister and may Yahuah bless you simply for your desire to keep his ways. Below, you can download our 2021-2025 printable calendar pdf:
Yahuah bless you and keep you,
Yahuah make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you,
Yahuah lift up his countenance upon you, and give you Shalom (peace).