Happy New Year – Nisan 1 (3-28/29-17)

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    Heather R
    Heather R
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    :Hi: Hi all,

    I’m sure most, if not all, of you are aware Tishri 1 is called Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah means “head of the year”. But is it really?

    I guess that depends on who you ask. :yes: If you were to ask Moses or any of the OT prophets, they would have given you a different answer. What would their new year have been? What we refer to today as Nisan 1. It goes all the way back to the exodus, and it has everything to do with the beginning of the harvest season, not the end of it.

    Exodus 12:1 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt saying, 2 This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you. 3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house: 4 And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb. 5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats: 6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening. 7 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it. 8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. 9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof. 10 And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire. 11 And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the Lord’s passover. 12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the Lord.

    The month of Nisan began as the month of Abib, and it had everything to do with the ripeness of the barley. The feast of firstfruits regards the wave offering of barley to the Lord, so they would have to ensure there was enough of a crop for the firstfruits offering prior to announcing the start of Abib. If there was enough ripe barley, they would announce Rosh Hashanah. If there was not enough ripe barley, another month of Adar would be inserted, making the regular month of Adar, Adar II. That is what is referred to as the 13th month.

    We can further illustrate Abib relates to the barley when applying what we are told about the plague of hail.

    Exodus 9:23 And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the Lord sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the Lord rained hail upon the land of Egypt. 24 So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. 25 And the hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail smote every herb of the field, and brake every tree of the field. 26 Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail. 27 And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I have sinned this time: the Lord is righteous, and I and my people are wicked. 28 Intreat the Lord (for it is enough) that there be no more mighty thunderings and hail; and I will let you go, and ye shall stay no longer. 29 And Moses said unto him, As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands unto the Lord; and the thunder shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that thou mayest know how that the earth is the Lord’s. 30 But as for thee and thy servants, I know that ye will not yet fear the Lord God. 31 And the flax and the barley was smitten: for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled. 32 But the wheat and the rie were not smitten: for they were not grown up.

    There are actually four different new years celebrations in Israel. The first of their new years is Abib/Nisan 1, which is the head of the year and the beginning of the annual festival cycle. If you notice in Leviticus 23, Passover is the first feast mentioned, and Tabernacles is the last. If one were to place Rosh Hashanah in the fall, Passover and Tabernacles would occur in two different Hebrew years. But if one follows the Rosh Hashanah which occurs in the spring, the annual festivals all fall within the same year. Nisan is also the “New Year for Kings”.

    According to Gary Stearman:

    First comes Nisan, the New Year for Kings. Next, is the 1st of Elul, the New Year for animal tithes. Then the 1st of Tishri (Rosh Hashanah) is the New Year for the civil calendar and for vegetable tithes.

    Finally, the 15th of Shevat (Tu Bishvat) is the New Year for Trees and fruit tithes.

    http://www.bibleprophecyblog.com/2009/04/passover-coronation-day-for-jewish.html

    If you take a gander at Ezekiel 45, you’ll see there will be three feasts celebrated in the Millennial Kingdom, Passover and Unleavened bread, followed by Tabernacles in the fall. Their given order is probably significant. :whistle:

    So, within the next day or so and with the sighting of the new moon in Israel, we will be able to say it’s Rosh Hashanah. Happy New Year.

    :Hi:

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    Romans1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
    #129850
    Tender Reed
    Tender Reed
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    Happy New Year, the year of the Lord’s return?! Or better stated, the year of our return home.

    TR


    #129851
    Savedat33
    Savedat33
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    Yay, Spring!

    An auspicious time for the Lord to call us home and deliver us from Tribulation.

    Looking at patterns again, the Lord does all His “delivering” in the Spring.

    •Noah (I know there is some debate over this but here is a great article that shows Noah entered the Ark in the Spring)

    http://ponderscripture.org/PDF%20Files/Jubilees%20PDF/Jubilee%20Cycle%20III%20-%207%20-%20Did%20the%20Flood%20of%20Noahs%20Day%20Begin%20in%20the%20Fall.pdf

    •Israel from Egypt
    •The Lord delivering us from sin & death on the Cross!

    I don’t think the Lord is going to ‘break’ from His established patterns and with that said – I’m very excited for spring this year! :yahoo: :yes: :yahoo:

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    #129852
    Heather R
    Heather R
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    Happy New Year, the year of the Lord’s return?! Or better stated, the year of our return home.

    I tend to agree. 🙂

    Noah (I know there is some debate over this but here is a great article that shows Noah entered the Ark in the Spring)

    Noah’s deliverance was in the spring, just not when he entered the ark. The months hadn’t been changed yet and weren’t until Exodus. Their deliverance came when the ark rested on land, when judgment was over and the waters receded, which was the 17th day of the 7th month. At that time, it would have been Firstfruits :good:

    Genesis 8:1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged; 2 The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained; 3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated. 4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

    It foreshadowed life after death, new life after judgment. After all, Jesus took His life back up on that day.

    Noah relates to the remnant of Israel who will be preserved through and delivered at the end of the 70th Week. It’s another link to Firstfruits…

    Romans1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
    #129855
    Savedat33
    Savedat33
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    Sweet! Thanks for the clarification! Hahaha I’m happy with it!

    #129863
    Mom of 2
    Mom of 2
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    Watching and waiting…looking above…

    We have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellency of God's power may be of Him and not of us. 2 Cor. 4:7



    #129870
    MyWhiteStone
    MyWhiteStone
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    Watching and waiting…looking above…

    …Born of His Spirit, lost in His love. This is my story, this is my song…

    I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end He will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see Him with my own eyes -- I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me! Job19:25-27



    #129877
    TakeMeHome
    TakeMeHome
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    Happy New Year. It would be so nice to be called home this Spring if the Lord wills it.

    Looking up!

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