Month 1:5 (Aviv), Week 1:4 (Revee/Shavu'ot), Year 5935:005 AM|
Gregorian Calendar: Friday 8 [Red] April 2011
Harmony of Divine Time
More Light from the Creation Calendar
Continued from Part 2
Last time we looked at the four monthly weeks of the Creation Calendar and examined various relationships. These included the relationship between the four parts of a man's being, namely his ruach (spirit), peh (mind/mouth), nefesh or psyche (heart-emotions) and belem (body):
"Yahweh make the woman who is coming to your house like Rachel and Leah, the two who built the house of Israel" (Ruth 4:11, NKJV).
and a connection between the four faces of Ezekiel's heavenly being:
We ended by briefly suggesting that there was a the relationship between Rosh Chodesh represented by Israel's forefather, Jacob (J) and the four weeks represented by His four wives Rachel, Leah, Zilpah and Bilhah:
What we want to ask ourselves today is the question: What is the relationship between the months and one creation year? What does the Rosh Chodesh 'Preparation Day', which came at the end of each month when the moon went around the earth every 30 days exactly in the pre-flood era, signify? The answer, Yahweh told me, is that each Preparation Day (P) represents the creative action between Rosh Chodesh or Jacob and one of His wives - in other words, a Child (C). It is therefore no coincidence that there are 12 Sons of Jacob, who represent each of the 12 annual months, and a daughter (Dinah) who represents the intercalation of the 13th month in those years that require one:
Notice that I have marked Bilhah's children as belonging to Rachel, and Zilpah's as belonging to Leah, for there were their maids too. This is why those at the wedding of Boaz and Ruth blessed Ruth that she would be fruitful like Rachel and Leah, for Rachel also included Bilhah, and Leah included Zilpah, making four souls altogether. Therefore as far as the children are concerned, they are essentially in two pairs or 'twins', the tavnith or pattern of which we shall discuss another time. I have arranged Rachel and Leah in their spiritual order as designated in the Book of Ruth and elsewhere (e.g. Gen.31:4,14), and their maids also, who represent different things in different spheres (again to be discussed another time). The sons of Jacob are arranged as they were born and not in their spiritual order, remembering that Joseph replaced Reuben as the firstborn because of the latter's adultery with Bilhah and murders at Shechem (both are marked with a red X in the diagram). Therefore Joseph (Rachel) heads the First Month with Rachel and the three Spring Festivals of Pesach (Ephraim), Chag haMatzah (West Manasseh) and Yom haBikkurim (East Manasseh). Notice that Judah (Leah), who is in the Fourth Month, heads Shavu'ot, the festival at which the Torah was given as well as the Pentecostal Anointing, a tavnith (pattern) lost by Jews and nearly all Messianics because they observe the festival too early. Yom Teruah comes under the headship of Napthali (Bilhah/Rachel) with the remaining two autumnal/fall festivals of Yom Kippur and Sukkot coming under Gad (Zilpah/Leah). Therefore the festivals are apportioned to each of the four wives of Jacob, the maids being elevated to full wives at the end. Again, more about this another time as this is a huge subject.
What this means is that Yahweh designed the Sacred Calendar around the Nation of Israel which would not be formed until centuries after the Creation! And if Israel is a part of the heavens, then it has a permanent status in human affairs, whether it be in the Promised Land or in its current dispersion. The Sacred Calendar is first and foremost for Yahweh's People as incarnated in Jacob's Family. It is the sacred tavnith or pattern of all authentic time-keeping because, in spite of its human failings, it was to have been - and is still called to be in the New Covenant - a model family. Moreover, every one of its tribes was, and is, important, and not just one (Messianic Judaism) or two of them (Messianic Israelism). We, as Israel, are therefore to move according to the 12-fold monthly and 4-fold weekly tavnith or pattern Yahweh set in the heavens. It is one of our identifying signs!