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SEMINAR TERMINOLOGY

TRADITIONAL TERM

LITERAL HEBREW

LORD:

JESUS:

GOD:

JEWS:

ISRAEL:

YAHUAH (yod-hay-uau-hay) YAHUSHA (Yah-our-Deliverer) EL, or ELOHIM YAHUDIM (Worshippers of Yah) All persons in the Covenant

ALL TRIBES DESCENDED FROM YA’AQOB and dispersed among the nations, most of whom are unaware of their identity in modern times

MOON PHASES THE MOON IS ONE OF THE LIGHTS CREATED BY YAHUAH. WE ARE TO

MOON PHASES

MOON PHASES THE MOON IS ONE OF THE LIGHTS CREATED BY YAHUAH. WE ARE TO USE

THE MOON IS ONE OF THE LIGHTS CREATED BY YAHUAH. WE ARE TO USE IT TO KNOW THE APPOINTED TIMES

MOON PHASES

HOW TO TELL TIME USING THE MOON PHASES

MOON PHASES HOW TO TELL TIME USING THE MOON PHASES
Crescent Moon?

Crescent Moon?

CROISSANT IS FRENCH FOR “CRESCENT” A VERY ANCIENT CUSTOM FROM UR (CHALDEA) INVOLVED BAKING CRESCENT-SHAPED

CROISSANT IS FRENCH FOR “CRESCENT”

A VERY ANCIENT CUSTOM FROM UR (CHALDEA) INVOLVED BAKING CRESCENT-SHAPED BREAD TO HONOR THE MOON

The moon “renews” or begins again each time it passes directly in line with the sun. This position is “ZERO”, and light builds up until it is “FULL”, 15 days later.

directly in line with the sun. This position is “ZERO”, and light builds up until it

THE LUNAR ORBIT

THE LUNAR ORBIT

ORBITAL PERIOD

ORBITAL PERIOD
ORBITAL PERIOD
ORBITAL PERIOD

IT’S NOT OUR POSITION ON THE EARTH AT SUNSET THAT DETERMINES THE RENEWED MOON, BUT RATHER THE LOCATION OF THE MOON & SUN RELATIVE TO THE WHOLE EARTH

AT SUNSET THAT DETERMINES THE RENEWED MOON, BUT RATHER THE LOCATION OF THE MOON & SUN
AT SUNSET THAT DETERMINES THE RENEWED MOON, BUT RATHER THE LOCATION OF THE MOON & SUN

Often when we discover the importance of the 7 annual Sabbaths of Yahuah’s year, (Lev. 23, Dt. 16), we are influenced by older teachers who explain how to identify a “new” moon by watching for the sliver crescent to appear in the western sky at sunset. Mosheh spoke of the appointed times, but not a crescent.

“Thus did Mosheh speak of the appointed times of Yahuah to the children of Yisrael.” Lev 23:44

They teach this is the signal to watch for that begins the first day of the moon.

For about 3 years, I counted to the feasts using this “sighted crescent moon” as the start-point.

Each time, I discovered the “full” moon arrived when I had only counted to 14.

moon” as the start-point. Each time, I discovered the “full” moon arrived when I had only

By my count to 15 (the festival day), the moon had begun to shrink smaller (wane), and was missing the amount of light I had started with. Then I investigated for Scripture-based evidence that could validate what they were saying, and found nothing to support it.

They claimed the Yahudim used to do it, but that’s hardly validation because what some group may have practiced in the past doesn’t make something correct. Certain “sects” of Israel were different in their practices, as we see several distinct groups mentioned in the Messianic Writings. Many sects adopted customs from their Pagan neighbors.

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are being called back to the Covenant in these last days by the Spirit of Yahusha. But, there are

are being called back to the Covenant in these last days by the Spirit of Yahusha. But, there are

manywww.fossilizedcustoms.comtoearnestlythepitsset-aparttocontendfall inones.asforwethe belief which was once for all delivered

manywww.fossilizedcustoms.comtoearnestlythepitsset-aparttocontendfall inones.asforwethe belief which was once for all delivered

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SCRIPTURE MENTIONS ONLY 2 POSITIONS OF THE MOON WE ARE TO WATCH:

SCRIPTURE MENTIONS ONLY 2 POSITIONS OF THE MOON WE ARE TO WATCH:

PO BOX 436044, Louisville, KY 40253

PO BOX 436044, Louisville, KY 40253

This article by Lew White

WORSHIP OF THE HOST OF HEAVEN

The worship of demons and the heavenly host were more the norm than the exception in the past, and it is still very popular through diverse occult networks, such as “Astrology”. The eight (sometimes more) pointed star is a talisman for several cults, and it is used as a mandala image for those who meditate, chant, and so on. The fact that the seal of Da’ud (called David) has a similar pattern has caused an avalanche of misunderstanding. The Baha’i faith is a fusion religion combining many ancient cults and prophetic individuals, and they use a form of the symbol of the star of Remphan, with nine points. Some Islamic, Hindu, and Masonic orders use identical symbols. The Masons honor a star, Sirius (the Dog Star), with a similar image, secretly named “Lucifer”:

MASONIC “BLAZING STAR”

MASONIC “BLAZING STAR” This symbol is also special to Babism, or Baha’i

This symbol is also special to Babism, or Baha’i

THE DEMON STAR OF THE OCCULT

The adoration of the demon-star Rempham can be seen in the Universal House of Justice (spiritual seat of government), the Shrine of the Báb and Shrine of the Bahá’u'lláh. In the all the gardens of these institutions there is a eight-pointed star.

Báb and Shrine of the Bahá’u'lláh. In the all the gardens of these institutions there is

Most Gentiles are the lost tribes of Israel, and are being called back to the Covenant in these last days by the Spirit of Yahusha. But, there are many pits to fall in as we “earnestly contend for the belief which was once for all delivered to the set-apart ones.”

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are being called back to the Covenant in these last days by the Spirit of Yahusha. But, there are

are being called back to the Covenant in these last days by the Spirit of Yahusha. But, there are

manywww.fossilizedcustoms.comtoearnestlythepitsset-aparttocontendfall inones.asforwethe belief which was once for all delivered

manywww.fossilizedcustoms.comtoearnestlythepitsset-aparttocontendfall inones.asforwethe belief which was once for all delivered

This article by Lew White

SCRIPTURE MENTIONS ONLY 2 POSITIONS OF THE MOON WE ARE TO WATCH:

SCRIPTURE MENTIONS ONLY 2 POSITIONS OF THE MOON WE ARE TO WATCH:

PO BOX 436044, Louisville, KY 40253

PO BOX 436044, Louisville, KY 40253

This article by Lew White

SCRIPTURE MENTIONS ONLY 2 POSITIONS OF THE MOON WE ARE TO WATCH:

THE “NEW” MOON

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are being called back to the Covenant in these last days by the Spirit of Yahusha. But, there are

are being called back to the Covenant in these last days by the Spirit of Yahusha. But, there are

manywww.fossilizedcustoms.comtoearnestlythepitsset-aparttocontendfall inones.asforwethe belief which was once for all delivered

manywww.fossilizedcustoms.comtoearnestlythepitsset-aparttocontendfall inones.asforwethe belief which was once for all delivered

This article by Lew White

SCRIPTURE MENTIONS ONLY 2 POSITIONS OF THE MOON WE ARE TO WATCH:

SCRIPTURE MENTIONS ONLY 2 POSITIONS OF THE MOON WE ARE TO WATCH:

PO BOX 436044, Louisville, KY 40253

PO BOX 436044, Louisville, KY 40253

This article by Lew White

THE “FULL” MOON

From Yahuah’s point-of-view, a day ends at sunset, and a new day begins (Gen. 1). He started creation with complete darkness, and light followed, even as a day begins at night and progresses until it is fully light, then wanes again toward night. The renewal of the moon follows this pattern. If we begin a new moon with zero-light, and watch the growth of light on the face of the moon each evening, we can become skilled at determining what day of the moon it is. If we follow the idea that “sighting” the Crescent moon at sunset is the beginning of the “first day” of the month, then we ignore the fact that the light we are seeing as a crescent represents the amount of light that had been building on it the beginning of the second day of the moon.

a crescent represents the amount of light that had been building on it the beginning of

We must begin our count with ZERO, which is when the moon has reached its center-point between the Earth and the Sun. If we call the second day of the moon the first day, then our count to the annual Sabbaths will be one day off.

. If we call the second day of the moon the first day, then our count

The full moon is consistently the 15th day of each moon, and the feast of Matsah as well as Sukkoth begin on the 15th day of the moon —when it is full (not waning).

moon, and the feast of Matsah as well as Sukkoth begin on the 15th day of

Consider this text, which describes “Yom Teruah”, and demonstrates how the festival of Sukkoth begins on the full moon: (Ps. 81:3):

“Blow the shofar at the time of the new moon; at the full moon on our festival day.”

full moon: (Ps. 81:3): “Blow the shofar at the time of the new moon ; at

The starting-point for a “new” moon continues to be a point of debate among various groups of Natsarim today. Many illustrations are provided like the one above, often promoting a “sliver” crescent-moon, sighted in the western sky after sunset as being the beginning of the first “day” of a moon. The sighting of the crescent sliver is declared to be the arrival of the first day of the moon.

Most accept this explanation, and never question where this can be confirmed in the Writings of Scripture (Torah, the instruction). This activity is not found in Torah, but rather it is derived from the Koran and Hadith OF ISLAM. The crescent moon of Allah was the tribal symbol of Muhammad’s family.

The Arabic word for the crescent new-moon is Hilal , the same word found in

The Arabic word for the crescent new-moon is Hilal, the same word found in the Hebrew text of YeshaYahu (Isaiah) 14, which is translated as “Lucifer” in the KJV

(see H#1966 in your concordance). Hilal is the Islamic term for

the sighting of the crescent moon, and is definitely associated with the pre-Islamic moon deity, Allah.

The crescent moon is a very ancient symbol, revered by Persia, India, Egypt, Islam, and

The crescent moon is a very ancient symbol, revered by Persia, India, Egypt, Islam, and Masonry. At the higher levels of Freemasonry, the royal secret is that they worship Lucifer under various names, one of which is Allah.

Masons seek “the light”. In order for a person to become a Shriner , he

Masons seek “the light”. In order for a person to become a Shriner, he must go through all the degrees of Masonry, make blood-curdling oaths, worship all the various “gods” of Egypt, and make a blood-oath of allegiance to Allah as his god, and Mohammed as his prophet.

The Shriner is then given a red fez with an Islamic sword and crescent jeweled

The Shriner is then given a red fez with an Islamic sword and crescent jeweled on it.

The Shriner is then given a red fez with an Islamic sword and crescent jeweled on it.

The Shriner is then given a red fez with an Islamic sword and crescent jeweled on

This originates from 7th century Arabia when the Moslems, under the leadership of Mohammed, slaughtered all Christians who would not bow down to Allah. Allah is the tribal deity -- “the moon god” -- of Mohammed. That is why every mosque today has a crescent moon on the top of its “dome”.

-- “the moon god” -- of Mohammed. That is why every mosque today has a crescent

(FYI: A dome is a symbol of Hermes -the Greek deity of wisdom- revered by Masonry. The Hebrew word “ kipa” -a yarmulke, means dome). The bull (or ox) with a white crescent moon on his shoulder is the Egyptian Apis. It was believed he would emerge from a river and rise into the air when the Egyptians gathered around him with music and chanting.

he would emerge from a river and rise into the air when the Egyptians gathered around
he would emerge from a river and rise into the air when the Egyptians gathered around
he would emerge from a river and rise into the air when the Egyptians gathered around

Moon worship was the primary religious practice of the city known today as JERICHO. It is thought that the name is derived from the Canaanite name Yareah, meaning "moon”.

known today as JERICHO. It is thought that the name is derived from the Canaanite name

SHAMMASH AND NANNA OF UR

SHAMMASH AND NANNA OF UR SIMILAR TO CATHOLIC MONSTRANCE STYLE
SHAMMASH AND NANNA OF UR SIMILAR TO CATHOLIC MONSTRANCE STYLE

SIMILAR TO CATHOLIC MONSTRANCE STYLE

The pre-Islamic Arabian moon-deity was Allah, the “greatest” deity of 360 idols in the Ka’aba, and the tribal deity of Muhammad. Mecca was the center of pre-Islamic Pagan worship.

of 360 idols in the Ka’aba, and the tribal deity of Muhammad. Mecca was the center

In the Koran, Allah swears by the moon in the verse at Surah 74:32. Before Islam, the Pagan Arabian moon deity Allah had 3 daughter goddesses, al-Lat, al-Uzza and Manat, who were considered very powerful. Their names appeared in several verses of the earliest versions of the Koran, but the texts were later removed and labeled “Satanic verses”. They were the maiden, mother, and crone goddesses of the Arabs.

later removed and labeled “Satanic verses”. They were the maiden, mother, and crone goddesses of the

In 1988, Salman Rushdie published a book entitled Satanic Verses, citing the verses of the Koran mentioning the 3 daughters of Allah that had been deleted.

entitled Satanic Verses , citing the verses of the Koran mentioning the 3 daughters of Allah

In response to this book, a fatwa (religious edict) was issued in 1989 by Ayatollah Khomeini (then Supreme leader of Iran), calling for the death of Salman Rushdie.

was issued in 1989 by Ayatollah Khomeini (then Supreme leader of Iran), calling for the death

ALLAH’S 3 DAUGHTERS

ALLAH’S 3 DAUGHTERS The waxing, full, and waning forms represent the maiden, mother , and crone

The waxing, full, and waning forms represent the maiden, mother, and crone goddesses of Allah’s daughters.

Wiccans honor the “Goddess”, and the Crescent Moon is the primary symbol for “her”. This

Wiccans honor the “Goddess”, and the Crescent Moon is the primary symbol for “her”. This deity has been worshipped under various names such as Diana, Artemis, Selene, and Libertas

symbol for “her”. This deity has been worshipped under various names such as Diana, Artemis, Selene,
(the Latin name, Libertas, was adopted by Thomas Jefferson when he named the U.S. Capitol

(the Latin name, Libertas, was adopted by Thomas Jefferson when he named the

U.S. Capitol building the “temple of Libertas”, and placed her statue atop the dome - the moon deity is represented in the rotunda artwork as “Minerva”.

and placed her statue atop the dome - the moon deity is represented in the rotunda

The crescent moon is associated with the Hindu moon deity Shiva, seen here with it in his hair.

Hindu moon deity Shiva , seen here with it in his hair. ABOVE WE SEE AN

ABOVE WE SEE AN ORNATE “MITAR”, SIMILAR TO THAT WORN BY POPES

Our Capital is dedicated to a Greco- Roman moon deity. If Shaul were to visit Washington DC, he could almost believe he was in Athens or Rome.

to a Greco- Roman moon deity. If Shaul were to visit Washington DC, he could almost

The “sighting” of the crescent moon comes from every corner of ancient Pagan worship. In ancient Syria, the moon-deity Sin was represented by the crescent moon.

In Ur, bread was baked in the form of a crescent to honor their moon-deity, Nannar, giving us the custom of “crescent rolls” (croissant).

the form of a crescent to honor their moon-deity, Nannar , giving us the custom of

The word “Monday” comes from the Latin name for the second day, Dies Lunae, day of the moon.

Many languages reflect this custom:

French: Lundi Italian: Lunedi Spanish: Lunes Dutch: Maandag German: Montag

In Japanese, the days are named in order for the sun, moon, then five planets. Over the whole Earth, the cultures have adopted terms from the worship of the celestial objects.

then five planets . Over the whole Earth, the cultures have adopted terms from the worship

One people have remained stubborn enough to never fully assimilate into whatever culture they have found themselves. They would be what we call “Jews”, or the people descended from the tribe of Yahudah. If we examine when they observe the “renewed moon”, we find they reckon from the dark moon. This way, the full moon (on the 15th) is always correct for the count to Matsah (in the first moon) and Sukkoth (in the seventh moon). We must begin the measuring of time from ZERO, which means zero light (darkness)

As the first day of the moon is building, the moon is moving away from the conjunction point between Earth and the Sun, hidden in the brilliance of the Sun. The light reflected from the limb of the moon builds slowly until we can finally see the effects of the passed time on the moon just after sunset. The sighting of the crescent sliver declares the second day of the moon is beginning; it can’t possibly be the beginning of the First day, it’s already fully built. Prior to the renewed moon, a crescent of the moon can be seen in the Eastern sky just before sunrise on the 29th day of every moon, which is often noticed by those awake in the early morning hours.

When I was a paper boy in my youth, I often saw this waning crescent.

A shepherd would also recognize this, and know that the “renewed moon” would be the following day

A shepherd would also recognize this, and know that the “renewed moon” would be the following

A shepherd would also recognize this, and know that the “renewed moon” would be the following day:

1 Samuel 20:18

“So Yahonathan said to him, ‘Tomorrow is the New Moon, and you shall be missed, because your seat shall be empty.’”

Yahonathan said to him, ‘Tomorrow is the New Moon, and you shall be missed, because your

Today we know where the moon is, and when the renewed moon arrives. Long ago, they knew how to count, and notice the waning crescent before sunrise.

and when the renewed moon arrives. Long ago, they knew how to count, and notice the

We can determine where the moon will be far into the future, even to predict when and where the shadow of the moon will fall (eclipses). We know where it is down to the inch.

even to predict when and where the shadow of the moon will fall (eclipses). We know

Recognizing the phases for what they are need not be a cause for division, and yet every annual Sabbath there are at least 3 divisions among the Natsarim as to how to reckon the renewed moon.

and yet every annual Sabbath there are at least 3 divisions among the Natsarim as to

Consider the "appointed times" we should be observing, as we have been enjoined to Yahuah as Israel through His Covenant (Lev. 23). The Sabbath (weekly), Passover, Unleavened bread, Shabuoth (called "Pentecost"), and the appointments of the seventh moon, Yom Teruah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkoth (Tabernacles).

Next, think of how these are Yahuah's redemption plan for Israel, ,and that Yahusha's work has, and will, be accomplishing that redemption through all of these "shadows".

,and that Yahusha's work has, and will, be accomplishing that redemption through all of these "shadows".

(Colossians 2:16-17)

"Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a festival, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days which are a shadow of things to come for the body of Mashiach.“

Restoring this verse to its literal Hebrew roots, the meaning comes through clearly. The festivals are shadows, picturing how Yahusha is redeeming Israel.

During the 29.5 days the moon takes to encircle the Earth, part of that time

During the 29.5 days the moon takes to encircle the Earth, part of that time it is between the Earth and the sun, and only the dark side faces Earth.

Ignoring this portion of its time in the cycle simply because it cannot be viewed results in needless divisions among the Natsarim.

Some in leadership (those who coach others in their beliefs) insist on “sighting” the crescent

Some in leadership (those who coach others in their beliefs) insist on “sighting” the crescent, as the Koran and Hadith direct their adherents, or they declare that the dark moon is “of darkness”, and must be shunned.

Others have deep-seated anti-Semitic views, and like Constantine, seek to “have nothing in common with the hostile rabble of the Yahudim”

(Constantine referred to the Yahudim as “hostile rabble”)

Some depart from reality completely, and arrive at their own personal interpretations, even to the point where some believe the “full” moon is the new moon (day 1)

(you’ll find these folks on the Internet)

"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isa 5:20

The two great lights were created for signs and seasons (mo’edim, appointed times). Being equipped with the proper knowledge to know how to use these lights given to us for this purpose, we can more accurately observe the festivals of Yahuah, abide in His Torah, and be sober for the day when our Sovereign Yahusha returns during the seventh moon one of these years ahead.

The crescent moon is a symbol for Shiva, seen here with a crescent in his hair. It is also symbolic for YOGA, considered to be a form of prayer to Hindus. “Crescent moon yoga” is popular around the world, and the moon is used to regulate its worship in various yoga poses.

moon yoga” is popular around the world, and the moon is used to regulate its worship
moon yoga” is popular around the world, and the moon is used to regulate its worship
Many use a crescent to establish the festivals of Yahuah. The idea of a “crescent

Many use a crescent to establish the festivals of Yahuah. The idea of a “crescent moon” is not found in Scripture.

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