Now for a most phenomenal and revealing part of this writing. This is a very short section; but because of its profound significance, it stands alone.
Now that we have introduced the truth of the New Millennial Calendar and what must take place in the calendar’s restoration, we have to address what the calendar has been since Passover in this reversed darkness-first period. In the next section we examine Yahshua’s crucifixion and resurrection. But in order to do so, we have to see what era this was in and how it affected the reckoning of time and events.
As addressed in The Revelation of the Millennium and reviewed in the first section, time has been flipped so that the greater glory has been given to the corrupt work. The wilderness preceded the promised land, Saul preceded David, night preceded the day, the month began in darkness, Passover took the place of Tabernacles, the nations ruled over the kingdom of heaven, Satan took the place of Yahshua, and death prevailed over life. This was the world Yahshua entered, and He could not reverse it at that time! In fact, even as He became a man, yet without sin; so He became like the corrupt time He entered into, yet without sin.
Let us begin by making a very dramatic and startling statement:
When Yahshua came into this world the first time, He came as a crescent moon!
Consistent with the testimony of His birth, Yahshua, born on Trumpets at the time of a crescent moon, was Himself a crescent moon. What exactly is a crescent moon? As we have noted, it is a brief sliver of moon that appears in the west just before sunset, preceding complete darkness. In contrast, the full moon, or for that matter the sun, rises in the east, bringing ever-increasing light into the darkness. Therefore, the west is prophetic of darkness and death, and there was no western gate in Jerusalem. And the east is prophetic of the dawning of light, truth, deliverance, and life; and Yahshua’s return is prophetically spoken of relative to the eastern gate. Thus we see the darkness and death of the crescent moon in the west, and the light and hope of the full moon or the sun in the east.
So one must ask: At Yahshua’s first coming, was His work one of no gate facing west, or was it the work of the eastern gate? Clearly, it was not a gate. He left this world and remained in heaven. Also, was His first coming followed by light, or by darkness? In John 9:4-5, we read Yahshua’s own clear statement concerning this:
“We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
Yahshua is indeed the light of the world; but His first coming in this reversed corrupted period was not as the rising sun, but as the crescent moon. He stated in His own clear words the firm and thus-far-missed truth: His coming would be followed by darkness, where no man could work. Thus, even the Son of God Himself came under and even fulfilled the law of this corrupt period.
Yahshua came the first time as the crescent moon in the west. And having fulfilled the law of the curse, and when that curse can now be reversed since it is legally Jubilee as of 1994 and Trumpets, October 25, 2007, He can now come as the rising sun so that men can finally do the work of the Father.
Just for the record, you see a like testimony in Daniel 9:24-27. You will have to read and study Shelah and Clay of Spittle, pages 4 and 5, to understand this, but once again we see Yahweh flipping two parts. Yahshua came in the middle of the concluding seven years and fulfilled the latter three-and-a-half years of the covenant. But one would think He would have come at the beginning. Yet once again He flipped them and came so as to fulfill the latter three-and-a-half years. The last was fulfilled first, thereby the first will be fulfilled last. Why? So that the glory and the sustained light could be given to the fulfilling first three-and-a-half years. By walking out the last as a death work, He made it possible for the first to be the life work, giving the glory and sustained light to the remaining three-and-a-half years of ministry that are now upon us. This is exactly what He did with Tabernacles and Passover – He fulfilled the last, Passover, first, in order to give the glory and sustained fulfillment to Tabernacles. Yahshua was the only one with the power of an indestructible life, so He had to fulfill Passover. And as He declared, “The first will be last, and the last first.”
We have said that Yahweh’s ways and patterns are replicable, and this same truth is seen in the following:
The conclusion of Yahshua’s three-and-a-half year ministry period had the wonderful anticipation of Him being heralded as king. That climax was then quickly interrupted, cut short, by His crucifixion. But it gives a great promise and hope for the fulfilling now-last three-and-a-half year period. This period should be able to pick up where the last-made-first left off, less the crucifixion.
Kingdom John attests to this reversal as well, wherein the last – cleansing the temple in Matthew, Mark, and Luke at the conclusion of Yahshua’s ministry – is made first in John – cleansing the temple immediately after the wedding feast at the beginning of His ministry. This wedding and the temple cleansing at the beginning of kingdom John equally tells us where the now-first three-and-a-half year covenant should begin – the wedding feast where, before its time, water is turned into wine (the new kingdom), and the Millennial temple is cleansed. Again, the last was made first.
In conclusion here, Yahshua’s coming as a crescent moon helps understand why the Jews were using the crescent moon at the time of His appearance. It was inevitable that they, and all of Christianity, would be a time of darkness when no man could do the work of the Father. (You will understand this better when you read the section, “Solomon’s Temple.”) As Yahshua demonstrated on the way to Jerusalem, neither the Jews nor Christians were in the season for bearing fruit, and their fig tree was cursed (Mark 11:12-14, 20-21). That season of fruit-bearing would not come until today in the Millennial reign, when Trumpets/Tabernacles can be restored to being first, and a new heavens and new earth can legally now be created.
Let us now consider what impact that crescent-moon period had on Yahshua’s crucifixion. For one, we know that the month began with the crescent moon. Two, we know that the prevailing sabbath would have been a Saturday, and afterwards manipulated to be a Sunday. And finally, we know that death would prevail over life, and the nations would kill the King of the kingdom of heaven.
Continue to page 4 of The New Millennial Calendar for THE CRUCIFIXION