One thing that everyone can likely agree upon is the fact that man corrupts everything that he touches. If I was the creator, I would definitely remove certain things from the reach of man if I wanted to preserve them. Indeed, this is what the Creator did!
Two things that He did was: 1) to set a message of His redemption plan in the layout of the heavenly stars;
and 2) to place his calendar also in the heavens. Unaware and unsatisfied with leaving things as they are, man has, nevertheless, attempted to pervert both the message of redemption and the calendar. He also placed it where anyone could access. A shepherd in the field could know it was Sabbath simply by “looking up!”
Many people, including believers, do not realize that Elohim set up divine appointments to meet with us. I ask you, “If the king made an appointment to meet with you, wouldn’t you make it a priority to be there and on time?” Well, the King of Heaven and Earth has made appointments with His people. The overcomers of the Body of Messiah are diligently searching for Elohim’s Creation Calendar – the appointed times for coming into His presence for fellowship and worship. If we follow our Hallmark calendar, we will certainly be left behind.
The Garden of Eden was a Garden of Set Times, as Deborah Taylor wrote in her article, JourneyBackToEden. The Anchor Bible Dictionary – Volume 2 states:
“…in Genesis 2-3 [the Garden of Eden] is probably meant to be understood primarily as a dwelling place of YHVH rather than simply a place of human habitation. The main feature of the Garden of G-d theme is the presence of the deity. The divine council meets there and decrees of cosmic importance are issued. El’s dwelling is also called the phr m’d, “appointed assembly.””
In Ezekiel, we are told that the Prince comes in the East Gate on the New Moons and the Sabbaths! This literally refers to the East Gate of Jerusalem, but also the ‘east gate’ in the heavens. Both the sun and the moon rise in the east. The east is the place of deity, the head or “keter” of Elohim. Yahshua’s Second Coming will be as lightning from the east to the west. Ezekiel 46: 1-2 says:
‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “The gate of the inner court facing east shall be shut the six working days; but it shall be opened on the sabbath day and opened on the day of the new moon. “The prince shall enter by way of the porch of the gate from outside and stand by the post of the gate.
The dates are set. Won’t you attend? You are certainly invited, but you will have to do some searching and studying with an open heart. Many scoffers are out there on the internet and elsewhere, decrying that the Lunar Sabbath is bunk. They offer up their prooftexts, however, there are so many assumptions that they make that are snares and prevent them from “seeing”. Someone who is simply motivated to disprove the Lunar Sabbath will never truly understand it. If you are sincere, you have to walk it out, ask questions, seek answers and then walk it out some more.
Here are some FAQ’s on the lunar sabbath, since this is an extremely long and complex subject:
Q. What is wrong with the calendar that we now use?
Q. Does the Lunar Sabbath work anywhere on earth? What about the International Date Line and the Lunar Sabbath?
Q. So, is the sabbath on Saturday or Sunday using the Lunar Sabbath calendar?