(This understanding of YHWH's calendar would put previously stated methods of dating in question. Let us study HIS WORD with an open mind that we may receive HIS TRUTH. Thanks to others like Tree Of Life for sharing with me fresh revelation and discernment from Ruach HaQodesh.)
May our perception of the dates concerning Messiah Y'shua be in accordance by Ruach HaQodesh through YHWH's HOLY WORD.
Let us begin with the understanding that:
Y'SHUA is the SECOND ADAM!
THIS IS A PROFOUND KEY STATEMENT IN UNDERSTANDING YHWH"S CALENDAR IN REGARD TO HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON!
The first Biblical day is Abib (Also called Aviv or Nisan) the first. Six days later is Abib the 6th - the sixth day.
The first Adam was created on the sixth day.
Messiah is the second Adam.
Throughout history YHWH has put forth patterns and foreshadows for us to understand His Ways and His Appointed Days.
So, as the first Adam was created on the sixth day and Messiah Y'shua follows that pattern, then it stands to reason that:
1)Messiah would be born on the sixth day.
2)Eight days later Messiah was circumcised on Pesach (Passover).
3)Twelve years later He was studying in the Temple during His coming to the age of accountability.
4)Thirty years later on Pesach He began His public ministry with the overturning of the money changers tables in the Temple.
5)Thirty-three years later He was crucified as YHWH's LAMB on Pesach.
Notice that the circumcision and crucifixion are both blood covenants and both fulfilled on Passover when the Blood of the Lamb is required on the doorpost.
With this reasoning, we would understand that John the Baptist would have been born on Yom Teruah (Trumpets) when announcement is made. John the Baptist is the messenger who goes forth to prepare the way of Messiah.
With this understanding we see how Messiah's first coming fulfilled the Spring Holy Days and look forward to His second coming to fulfill the fall Holy Days.
We also see how HE represents the Hebrew letter Lamed which is the ancient picture of the Shepherd Staff. One of it's meanings is to teach- shepherd! The letter Lamed is the 12th letter! and it's gematria is 30!- Messiah as The GREAT SHEPHERD was found TEACHING in HIS FATHER's HOUSE AT 12 years old! and then at age 30 HE began public MINISTRY!
Shavuot (Feast of Weeks, Pentecost) is the season when the SEED is given - conception. The TORAH, THE WORD, THE HOLY SPIRIT, RUACH HAQODESH - all given around the season of SHAVUOT!
Then in the Abib/Spring Joseph and Mary traveled to Jerusalem. (Abib- the name of the FIRST BIBLCAL MONTH!) On the way she gave birth to Messiah where the Shepherds were watching the sheep at night.
Where and when does that take place?
It takes place at the TOWER OF THE FLOCK, Migdal Eder in Bethlehem Ephrathah where the Temple Sheep are being prepared for Pesach/Passover and are wrapped in swaddling cloth near to Bethlehem!
Bethlehem Ephrathah means FRUITFUL HOUSE OF BREAD! We know WHO the BREAD OF LIFE IS!
Now for even more exciting understanding- referring back to the Hebrew letter Lamed and how that Messiah fulfills that letter! The Lamed is the tallest letter in the Hebrew Alefbet and it is in the middle. It is said to TOWER over the other letters! Here Messiah Who was born at the WATCHTOWER OF THE FLOCK IS THE WATCHTOWER OF THE FLOCK!
But thou, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. 3Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel. 4And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of YHWH his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth. 5And this man shall be the peace -Micah 5:2-5
It takes place once a year that they watch their sheep at night- in preparation for Pesach!
O come and let us reason together.
And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem. -Micah 4:8
This is where Messiah Y'shua was born.
Who else was born here to foreshadow His birth?
Benjamin, Benyamin was born there. His name means Son of the Right Hand!
Where is Messiah?
He is at the right hand of the Father.
Not only that, but when Rachel, which means female lamb, gave birth to Benyamin, she named him Benoni- Son of my sorrow. Then Jacob said, no but rather Benyamim- Son of my right hand.
So, in Micah, Mary the mother of Y'shua was being encouraged about the birth of her son. So, here read Micah 4 with this understanding!
In that day, saith YHWH, will I assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted;
And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and YYHWH shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever.
And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem.
Now why dost thou cry out aloud? is there no king in thee? is thy counsellor perished? for pangs have taken thee as a woman in travail.
Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail: for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou shalt go even to Babylon; there shalt thou be delivered; there YHWH shall redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies.
Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion.
But they know not the thoughts of YHWH, neither understand they his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor.
Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto YHWH, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.
Here, we see a prophecy to comfort Mary so she would know YHWH is with her through the labor and travail! A KING IN HER!
Migdal Eder (flock-tower) was a watch-tower built for the protection of flocks against robbers . He is our strong Tower; where the righteous runneth into it, and is safe" Prov. 18:10. The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. You know, the Hebrew word for FOUNDATION is YESOD. Within the word YESOD is the word SOD. Oh, I like this word uch. Why? Because it means secret or hidden. This means that when we study the foundation - yesod- level of the WORD, we will see treasures that were once secret or hidden to our understanding.
The secret things belong unto YHWH our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law. -Deuteronomy 29:29 HALLELUYHWH!! AMEN!!
Now look at this: Who is the Foundation of Foundations wherein the secret things are? The answer is YHWH! Look at the first two letters of his name: Yud Hey. One of the meanings that Yud Hey stands for: YESOD HAYESODIM- FOUNDATION OF FOUNDATIONS
With great love for His TRUTH! LESLIE ANN