The Sacred Calendar

Does anyone really know what time it is?

“Live” …as seen from Jerusalem:

He appointed the moon for seasons…
Psalms 104:19

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years
Genesis 1:14


Watch it now:


  1.  Look for the new crescent to mark the beginning of the month.
  2.  Mark on your calendar when you see the new moon (the crescent).
  3.  Count 29 days from that day and start looking in the evenings near the setting sun for the next new moon!

“Watch ye therefore: …And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”

When the earth was finished it brought forth its first fruit — The day. The first complete day was the seventh day of creation and the Sabbath began the world as we know it. These seven days were to be considered a measurement of time forever — A week. The week is one of the last vestigial elements of Jehovah’s calendar that continues to the time in which we live. The measurement of the day has been polluted. The measurements of months and years have been polluted. However, the week is the last measurement of time that has remained, and try as one might to find a historical rationale for doing so, there is no reason to measure days in this arbitrary fashion other than the record of Scripture that the week is, indeed, seven days long.

As children of Jehovah we should make ourselves familiar with His calendar. He has left us with the Scriptures to calculate and identify His moedim. (His appointed times, seasons.) If they were not important, or left to the discretion or arbitrary alteration of man, He would not have so clearly outlined their demarcation in His holy Scriptures. He told us when a day starts – when a day ends – when the months start and when the beginning of years are to be marked.