Insights, Mistaken Perceptions

It’s About Following Yahweh 4

Daniel 2:21 – “It is Yahweh who changes situations and determines the divine appointments.”
Daniel 7:25 – “The Antichrist will attempt to change the divine appointments and the Torah.”

The words translated divine appointments in English is the Aramaic or Chaldean word zemân [זְמָן H2166], which means: an appointed time or occasion. In Hebrew it would be the word moedim.

In past blogs we have looked firstly at the changing of the moedim dates to pagan holiday dates, secondly at the admonishment that we are not supposed to worry about what others think about our celebrating the Moedim of Yahweh, and thirdly at whether celebrating those moedim is expected of Newer Covenant people, just as they were for Older Covenant people. Today, we will look at how thoroughly the Biblical days and months have been changed.

The Days
Romans 1:25 – “They exchanged the truth for a lie, and worshiped and served the created rather than the Creator.”
The Bible days are very simple: 1st Day – Yom ‘Echad, 2nd Day – Yom Sheniy, 3rd Day – Yom Shĕliyshiy, 4th Day – Yom Rĕbiy`Iy, 5th Day – Yom Chamiyshiy, 6th Day – Yom Shishshiy, and 7th Day, the Sabbath – Yom Shĕbiy`Iy.   Yom means day, Echad means one, Sheniy means two, etc. Today we know those same days as Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. And just as the Biblical names have meaning, so do the Julian/Gregorian Days. Each day now references a planet and honors a pagan “god”.

The days, planets, and pagan “gods” are:
Sunedai, in Latin: Solis – The Sun. It is now called Sunday and honors the “god” of the sun, power, and strength.

Mōnandæg, in Latin: Lunae – The Moon. It is now called Monday and honors the “god” of the moon and fertility.

Tiwesdæg, Týr, in Latin: Martis – the planet Mars. It is now called Tuesday and honors the “god” of single combat.

Wōdnesdæg, Woden, in Latin: Mercurii – the planet Mercury. It is now called Wednesday and honors the “god” of healing, death, and royalty.

Thōrsdaeg, Thor, in Latin: Jovis – the planet Jupiter. It is now called Thursday and honors the “god” of thunder, lightning, and storms.

Frīġedæġ, Frigga, in Latin: Veneris – the planet Venus. It is now called Friday and honors the “goddess” of love, beauty, sex, fertility, prosperity and desire.

Sæterdæġ, Saturn, in Latin: Saturni – the planet Saturn. It is now called Saturday and honors the “god” of sowing or seed.

Truly, the modern calendar days serve and honor the created planets and pagan “gods” and “goddesses”, not Yahweh the Creator. Changing the days is not the way of Yahweh and Yeshua – it is the way of Satan and the antichrist.

The Months
Romans 1:25 – “They exchanged the truth for a lie, and worshiped and served the created rather than the Creator.”
Each Biblical month also has a specific name which has been changed into the name of a pagan god, goddess, belief, practice, or human being pretending to be a god.

The months and pagan symbols are:
Nissan or Abib: meaning redemption and miracles has been changed to January, in Latin: Janus, and honors the god of portals and patron of beginnings and endings.

Iyyar, meaning introspection, self improvement has been changed to February, and honors the Roman festival of expiation and purification.

Sivan, meaning the giving of Torah has been changed to March, and honors Mars, the god of war.

Tammuz, meaning sin of the golden calf and guarding of the eyes has been changed to April, and honors the time of fertility, when the earth opens up for plants to grow.

Av, meaning the comforter, has been changed to May, Maia, the goddess of growth or increase.

Elul, meaning repentance, has been changed to June, and honors the Queen of Heaven who is said to be the “goddess” who makes crops to grow to ripeness.

Tishri, meaning month of the ancients, has been changed to July, and honors Julius Caesar, the Roman emperor.

Kheshvan, meaning month of the flood, has been changed to August, and honors Octavius Augustus Caesar, emperor of Rome.

Kislev, meaning (restful) sleep, has been changed to September, from the Latin septem, meaning seven.

Tevet, meaning divine grace, has been changed to October, from the Latin octo, meaning eight.

Shevat, meaning Tree Of Life, has been changed to November, from the Latin novem, meaning nine.

Adar, meaning good fortune, has been changed to December, from the Latin decem, meaning ten.

Truly, the modern calendar months serve and honor the created, not Yahweh the Creator. Changing the months is not the way of Yahweh and Yeshua – it is the way of Satan and the antichrist.

1 Timothy 6:3-5 – “People advocating a different teaching are conceited and understand nothing.” (paraphrase)
2 Timothy 3:5 – “People will hold to the outward form of godliness, but will deny its power.”
Truly the God of the Bible, Yahweh, has been removed from our calendar and replaced by the created, by planets, by pagan gods, goddesses, and the almighty human who has accepted Satan’s promise of becoming god. No wonder so few have any ability to follow Yahweh’s calendar and meet with him at his appointed times, the moedim. No wonder so few experience his presence and power.  My prayer for you is that you will begin worshipping in the manner that Yahweh has commanded.  Changing the calendar is not the way of Yahweh and Yeshua – it is the way of Satan and the antichrist.

Final Thought
Prophecy continues to unfold as foretold by the Hebrew Prophets. The day is coming when Yahweh will show his strength on the mountains of Israel. What is prophesied will come to pass, what is foretold will be made known. Time is short – Yeshua Ha’Mashiach is coming soon – get busy reaching the lost.

Blog Links
May 19, 2016 – It’s About Following Yahweh 1
June 16, 2016 – It’s About Following Yahweh 2
July 7, 2016 – It’s About Following Yahweh 3
August 4, 2016 – It’s About Following Yahweh 4
September 1, 2016 – It’s About Following Yahweh 5