April 15, 2023
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With regard to Calendars, do we use YAHWEH’s Calendar [which is based on the sun, moon, and stars] or the Papacy’s [which is based on the sun only] or Islam’s [which is based on the moon only].

From the beginning, God created a calendar based upon both the sun, the moon, and the stars.  In Genesis 1:14, Then God said, Let there be luminaries in the firmament of heaven, to give light on the earth; to make a separation between the day and the night: and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and for years; and let them be for an illumination in the firmament of heaven so as to sine on the earth.  And it was so.

According to Joseph Lenard and Donald Zoller in The Last Shofar!  What The Fall Feasts Of The Lord Are Telling The Church,[1]

The Hebrew calendar described in the Bible [God’s Calendar] is also called the 360-Prophetic Calendar. … It is commonly supposed that the ancient360-day calendar is hopelessly inaccurate.  After all, has not modern science shown the number of days in a year to be 365.2422 days, and not 360?  However, such reasoning lacks understanding as to how all calendars work.  All calendars insert leap-days or leap-months to nudge the normal year closer to the exact 365.2422 year, otherwise before long, the months on the calendar would be out of synchronization with the seasons of the year.  [This was a big problem in the ancient world].

For instance:  In our modern calendar, a normal year has 365 days, with every 4th year having 366 days.  In the modern Hebrew calendar, a normal year has 354 days, but upon every 2 or 3 years, a leap month is added with 384 days in that year.  Likewise, the normal 360-day year of the Prophetic Calendar adds a 30-day leap month at regular intervals, with that year having 390 days.  All three of these calendars are about the same in accuracy over relatively short periods of time.  However, the 360 Prophetic Calendar soon shows itself wonderfully supreme in every way, as it spans and divides time into Biblical generations of 40 and 100 year … with the Biblical principle of a 7th-day rest woven throughout.  Moreover, the constant use of multiples of 360 years in keeping with 360 days enforces the Biblical concepts that, a day is as a year, and also, a thousand years is as a day.

They continue:

The 360-calendar uses simple round numbers that are highly symbolic in the Bible.  The intercalary [leap month] cycles are based upon units of 40 and 100 years.  It should be noted that both 40 and 100 years are a standard generation in the Bible. … The 40-year cycles of the 360-cycles of the 360-calendar produces an average year the same as the Julian calendar [365.25 days].  This makes for easy conversions between calendars.  However, the 360-calendar also has a leap-month correction every 4,000 years [100 generations].  This makes the 360-calendar just as accurate as our modern Gregorian calendar, which means that one can count backward and forward in time by increments of 4,000 years and always know what our calendar year would be on the 360-calendar.  Thus, the 360-calendar repeats itself on the Julian calendar every 40 years and on our modern [Gregorian] calendar every 4,000 years.  The 360-calendar can be further adjusted every 100,000 years [1,000 generations of 100 years] for extreme accuracy, yet maintaining the simplicity of round Biblical numbers.  At this level [of 365.2422 average days in a year], it is out [of solar alignment] only about one day every 100,000 years.

The prophetic calendar would have been simple for ancient peoples to use, especially Israelites, if they had used it.  But, the full details of the 360-calendar was only discovered recently, in fulfillment of Bible prophecy [Daniel 12], and for the study of time frames to do with Bible prophecy.  The 360-calendar is not meant to be used in any civic capacity.  It would have been easy for them to use because, firstly, the Israelites were [and are] already familiar with this method of inserting regular leap-months into their calendar [rather than leap-days]; and secondly, because the calendar was based upon the simple integer 6 [or 60].  [Example, 360 days = 6 x 60].  Sixty was the base-number for commerce [weights and measures] in the ancient world and, therefore, was easily comprehended by them just as 10 is the base-number by us today [as in the metric system].

According to Joseph Lenard and Donald Zoller, Israel had two calendars:[2]

The Civil Calendar:

  1. Tishri [September/October]             7.         Nisan [March/April]
  2. Heshvan [October/November]              8.         Iyar [April/May]
  3. Kislev [November/December]               9.         Sivan [May/June]
  4. Tevet [December/January]                   10.       Tammuz [June/July]
  5. Shevat [January/February]                  11.        Av [July/August]
  6. Adar [February/March]                        12.        Elul [August/September]

The Religious Calendar:

  1. Nisan [March/April]                           7.         Tishri [September/October]
  2. Iyar [April/May]                                     8.         Heshvan [October/November]
  3. Sivan [May/June]                                 9.         Kislev [November/December]
  4. Tammuz [June/July]                             10.       Tevet [December/January]
  5. Av [July/August]                                   11.       Shevat [January/February]
  6. Elul [August/September                       12.       Adar [February/March]

Before God’s command to make the month of Aviv [Nisan] the beginning of the New Year, Israel’s calendar was the civil calendar, starting with the month of Tishri [the seventh month from Aviv].  Hence, with all prior historical accounts before God gave the religious calendar at the Exodus, the Bible used the civil calendar with the first month being Tishri.

According to YAHWEH’s Calendar, here are the feast days for Israel:

  1. The Sabbath

The seventh day of the week (Exodus 23:3–4) represents God’s Day of
rest and has been instituted by YAHWEH in Exodus 16:23–40.

  1. The Passover (Pesach)

The fourteenth of Nisan (Exodus 23:5–8) represents the Lamb of God’s death
on        the cross and has been instituted by YAHWEH in Leviticus 23:4–5. (FULFILLED)

  1. The Feast of Unleavened Bread (Chag ha-Matzot)

The fifteenth to twenty-first of Nisan (Exodus 23:9–14) represents
Yahshuah’s death and burial and has been instituted by YAHWEH in Leviticus 23:15–22. (FULFILLED)

  1. The Feast of First Fruits (Yom ha-Bikkurim)

The sixteenth of Nisan represents Yahshuah’s resurrection and has been
instituted by YAHWEH in Leviticus 23:9–14. (FULFILLED)

  1. The Feast of Weeks or Pentecost (Shavuot)

The sixth of Sivan (Exodus 23:15–22) represents Yahshuah as being Lord
of all and has been instituted by God in Leviticus 23:15–22. (It is interesting to note that this is the day that the Law has been given to Israel and the day that the Holy Spirit has been given to the Ekklesia.)

  1. The Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah)

The first/second of Tishri (Exodus 23:23–25) represents Yahshuah’s Second
Coming and has been instituted by YAHWEH in Leviticus 23:23–25.

  1. The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur)

The tenth of Tishri (Exodus 23:26–32) represents Yahshuah as our High Priest
and has been instituted by YAHWEH in Leviticus 23:2632.

  1. The Feast of Booths or Tabernacles (Sukkoth)

The fifteenth of Tishri (Exodus 23:33–44) represents Yahshuah in you and
has been instituted by YAHWEH in Leviticus 23:33–43.[3]

According to Gavin Finley, MD,

The Seven Feasts of the LORD are key-way points on a road map in holy history. They tell the story of the main Covenant events between God and His Elect people as they occur here on the Earth and in time. The story begins back with the people God called in Old Testament times. And it extends right through to the Apocalyptic events John saw in vision and wrote about in the Book of Revelation. Indeed, the very next feast, the Feast of Trumpets, is coming up in some future new moon of Tishrei to express its New Covenant fulfillment in holy history. The Feast of Trumpets will almost certainly be the one that will usher us into the 70th Week of Daniel and the final seven years of this present age. At the end of those seven years, the final Day of Atonement will come into its ultimate fulfillment as well. This will be the very last day of this age.[4]

The Seven Feasts will take us beyond the Apocalypse. The Seventh Feasts, the joyous      Feast of Tabernacles, will come into its ultimate fulfillment as the true new age dawns.       This will bring in the Millennium of Messiah, that glorious age to come. The deserts will            bloom, and streams of waters will break forth upon the dry ground. God will camp out             with mankind for 1,000 years as Emmanuel, “God with us.” And, as a shepherd feeds and          tends his sheep, He will draw His people to Himself.[5]

Is there an 8th Feast? Might the Feast of Hanukkah, the festive winter season of the Eternal Light celebrate the glorification of all the saints from both this age and the 1,000-year Millennial Age to come? Our Apostle Paul gives us a glimpse of that in I Corinthians 15:24-28: “Then cometh the end, when He shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign, till He hath put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For He hath put all things under His feet. But, when He saith all things are put under Him, it is manifest that He is excepted, which did put all things under Him. And when all things shall be subdued unto Him, then shall the Son also Himself be subject unto Him that put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.”[6]

The first four of the Seven Feasts of the LORD have already been fulfilled. They were fulfilled in spectacular fashion. They were fulfilled right on the auspicious Hebrew calendar dates on which they have been celebrated in times past, the same dates that will be celebrated forever more. The three Spring Feasts were fulfilled by Jesus our Savior. And the Summer Feast of Pentecost was fulfilled as well. It was fulfilled by the Holy Spirit 2,000 years ago.[7]

Here is the situation so far:

  1. Passover:

            Fulfilled by Jesus /Yahshuah at His Crucifixion on Nisan 14 in the Spring of 32 A.D.

  1. Feast of Unleavened Bread:

            Fulfilled by Jesus/Yahshuah at His Burial in the Tomb on Nisan 15 in the Spring of 32 A.D.

  1. Feast of First Fruits:

            Fulfilled by Jesus/Yahshuah at His Resurrection on Nisan 17 in the Spring of 32 A.D.

  1. Feast of Pentecost:

            Fulfilled by the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost on Sivan 7 in the Summer of 32 A.D.[8]

To note, Douglas W. Krieger agrees with this timeline but differs with regard to the year as he notes that it should be AD 33.[9]

With regard to the remaining three fall festivals, Finley states:

There is a gap of 2,000 years or so, wherein the Light of Israel went forth into the nations for the Gentiles to be evangelized. Now, here come the next three Holy Days on the    Hebrew calendar. They are awaiting fulfillment and are probably just up ahead . . .[10]

  1. The Feast of Trumpets:

            Unfulfilled as of yet. An epic event will unfold on the new moon of Tishri on a future Jewish New Year.

  1. The Day of Atonement:

            Unfulfilled as of yet. Tishri 10 seven years beyond that epic future Feast of Trumpets. This will be the final Day of Reckoning, for that year, for the Jubilee, and for the age. The Jewish nation and all Israel will be saved (Zechariah 12:8–13:1; Romans 11).[11]

And then comes The Day of The LORD:

  1. It is Doomsday for the wicked (Matthew 13:30).
  2. The sign of the Son of Man will be seen in the heavens (Matthew 24:29–31).
  3. He will deliver His people at Jerusalem at His action at Armageddon (Joel 2:28–32).
  4. He will deliver His people in exile in the magnificent Bozrah Deliverance (Micah 2:12–13).
  5. He will glorify all His Elect at the Resurrection-Rapture (I Thessalonians 4:15–17).
  6. They will be drawn out from Israel, from the Church, and from the Gentile nations.[12]
  7. The Feast of Tabernacles:

            Unfulfilled as of yet. Tishri 15 will come five days after that final epic Day of Atonement. This will mark the coming of Messiah to tabernacle with His Covenant people. Thus, begins the long awaited 1,000-year Millennium of Messiah.[13]

However, according to Daniel 7:24-25, And its ten horns denote that ten kingdoms shall be raised up; and after them another shall be raised up which shall exceed in evils all those before and shall humble three kings and shall speak words against the Most High, and wear out the holy ones of the Most High and think of changing times and Law; and this [beast] shall be put in its power for a time and times and the half of a time.

The Julian Calendar was introduced on January 1, 45 B.C. by Julius Caesar and set the year at 365.25 days.[14]  The Gregorian Calendar was introduced in October 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII to correct the calendar to 365.2425 days.[15]  This adjustment was necessary to correct the drift that the Julian calendar had during the intervening centuries.

On September 24, 622 A.D., the prophet Muhammad completed his Hegira, or “flight” from Mecca to Medina to escape persecution.  In Medina, Muhammad set about building the followers of his religion – Islam – into an organized community of Arabian power.  The Hegira would later mark the beginning (Year 1) of the Muslim Calendar.[16]

Obviously, IF we are Christian, we should be following YAHWEH’s Calendar, so that we know at least the season of Our Lord and Savior’s Coming, unlike the Pharisees in the First Century A.D.

I wonder who has thought to change the times and laws? It sure is not YAHWEH, for He says in the last book of the Old Testament, in the last chapter, in the second to the last verse:

Remember ye the Law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the Statutes and Judgments [no sacrificial ordinances].

Did you also know that the last jubilee (1967–2017) has been bookended with a tetrad of equidistant bloodred moons that fell on Hebrew holidays and that the next seven years (2018–2025) are bookended with a triad of bloodred moons? The United States has just had a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 and will have another one seven years later, on April 8, 2024, crisscrossing right over the Madrid fault line. (X marks the spot.) Can you say, “divide the land of Israel as judgment”? According to Genesis 1:14:

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from    the night; and let them be:

  1. For signs,
  2. For seasons, and
  3. For days, and
  4. Years.


The sun tells you                     what time it is.

The moon tells you                 what day it is.

The stars tell you                    what month it is.

But according to today’s Babylonian churchianity wolves-in-sheep’s-clothing pastors, there are not supposed to be any signs of Jesus’s coming. I think Jesus said it best in Luke 12:56:

Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?

The 120th jubilee ended on September 10, 2018. Six thousand years of human history have come to an end. The Day of YAHWEH (the millennial reign of YAHSHUAH) has begun on September 11, 2018.

At the First Coming of Jesus Christ, the following conditions existed:

  1. Then: The Greco-Roman Empire ruled the known world.

Now:   The Anglo-American Empire rules the world.

  1. Then: A democratic/republican form of government existed.

Now:   A democratic/republican form of government exists.

  1. Then: A Roman emperor.

Now:   A President of the United States, head of the Greco-Roman Empire.

  1. Then: Roman law.

Now:   British common law based on the Roman law.

  1. Then: The economic system was based on the Roman system only.

Now:   The world’s economic system is based on the U.S. dollar only.

  1. Then: The earth was of one major language, Greek.

            Now:   The earth is of one major language, English.

  1. Then: The religious leaders did not accept the signs of the Messiah.

Now:   The religious leaders are not accepting the signs of the Second Coming (i.e., Revelation 12 sign of the woman on September 23, 2017).

  1. Then: The religion of the day was Judaism—the traditions of the elders and polytheism.

Now:   The religion of the day is Christianity, Judaism, Roman Catholicism, Islam, and polytheism mostly based on Mystery Babylon.

  1. Then: The spring Passover and Feasts of Unleavened Bread and First Fruits were fulfilled.

Now:   The fall Feasts of Trumpets and Tabernacles and Day of Atonement will be fulfilled.

  1. Then: Jesus Christ had 12 disciples on the earth.

Soon:   Jesus Christ will have 144,000 disciples on the earth.

  1. Then: “Israel” “existed” under a system of seven Hasmonaean high priest/kings.

Now:   “Israel” (i.e., the fig tree) exists.

  1. Then: A Roman calendar.

Now:   The Gregorian calendar based on Pope Gregory.

The conditions are the same for Jesus Christ’s Second Coming, just as they have been for His First Coming. The Old Testament is a blueprint for the New Testament. It pays to know the “signs” as Jesus has spoken of them in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21.

This Greco-Roman system is in conflict with the Islamic sharia law system of AD 632, which also seeks to change times and laws. Will Islam get their chance with their Mahdi, the twelfth imam? By the way, in 688, the Dome of the Rock was built. Add 1,260 years, and you get 1948, the year that “Israel” became a nation (i.e., the fig tree).

Think of this also: The papacy’s “temporal power on the earth” began in AD 758. Add 1,260 years, and you get 2018. The papacy came to power in AD 538; add 1,260 years, and you come to 1798, the year that Napoleon gave the papacy “a deadly head wound.” In 1929, the Lateran Concordat brought the papacy back to life; and since then, there have been eight popes. By the way, the Greek word for religion means “superstition.”

  1. Pius XI (1922–1939)
  2. Pius XII (1939–1958)
  3. John XXIII (1958–1963)
  4. Paul VI (1963–1978)
  5. John Paul I (1978, thirty-three days only)
  6. John Paul II (1978–2005)
  7. Benedict XVI (2005–2013, abdicated)
  8. Francis I (2013–present, enthroned on Friday the thirteenth, and two bolts of lightning hit the papal see)

I do believe that we are at the end of time.

For more information, please check out my website for the PDFs listed:


Dankenbring, William F.  A New Look at God’s True Calendar.  PDF.  Omak, WA:  Triumph      Prophetic Ministries, 2006.

Pidgeon, Stephen.  Yom Qodesh: Hebraic Calendar with the Feasts and Torah Portion.    Eureka, MT:  Cepher Publishing Group, Inc., 2019.  Found at:

Roth, Andrew Gabriel.  Wheel of Stars: The Ancient Biblical Calendar of the Future.  PDF.  Netzari Press L.L.C., 2016.


Biltz, Mark.  God’s Day Timer: A Believer’s Guide To Divine Appointments.  Washington, D.C.:  WND Books, 2016.  Found at:

            The Feasts of the LORD:  Passover to Pentecost, Yom Teruah, Yom Kippur, Feast of Tabernacles.  Bonney Lake, WA:  El Shaddai Ministries, 2008.

Booker, Bruce R.  The Feasts of the LORD: (Moedim) and Their Fulfillment in Messiah Yeshua.  Beth Yeshua Messianic Congregation, 2008.

Conner, Kevin J.  The Feasts of Israel.  Portland, OR:  City Christian Publishing, 1980.

Dankenbring, William F.  The Christian-Messianic Passover Haggadah.  PDF.  Omak, WA:  Triumph Prophetic Ministries, 1999.

Howard, Kevin and Marvin Rosenthal.  The FEASTS of the LORD: God’s Prophetic Calendar from Calvary to the Kingdom.  Nashville, TN:  Thomas Nelson, Inc., 1997.

Lancaster, D. Thomas, et al.  Light in the Darkness: Hanukkah and the Disciples of Yeshua.  PDF.  Marshfield, MO:  First Fruits of Zion, 2009.

Lenard, Joseph and Donald Zoller.  The Last Shofar! What The Fall Feasts of The Lord Are Telling The Church.  Xulon Press, 2014.

Missler, Chuck.  The Feasts of Israel. DVD. Coeur D’Alene, ID: Koinonia House, Inc., 2007.

Richardson, Phil.  September 2021:  The Signs and Appointed Feasts of Messiah from September 2015 to September 2021.  Kindle Edition:  Lunar Matrix Publishers, 2015.

Ritchie, John.  Feasts of Jehovah: Foreshadows of Christ in the Calendar of Israel.  Kilmarnock, Scotland:  Kregel Publications, 1982.

Schauss, Hayyim.  The Jewish Festivals: A Guide to Their History and Observance.  New York:  Shocken Books, 1962.

Stone, Perry.  Breaking the Code of the Feasts: Amazing Prophetic Information Encoded in Old Testament Stories.  Voice of Evangelism Outreach Ministry, Kindle Edition, 2007.

Tramm, T.W.  The Coming Days of Awe: An End Times Scenario Based On The Bible’s Fall Feasts.  Kindle Edition, 2014.


[1]. Joseph Leonard and Donald Zoller, The Last Shofar! What The Fall Feasts Of The Lord Are Telling The Church (Xulon Press, 2014), 255–57.

[2]. Ibid., 252.

[3] Tim LaHaye et al., The Tim LaHaye Prophecy Study Bible (Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers, 2001), 144–46.

[4] Gavin Finley, “The Seven Feasts of Israel,” End Time Pilgrim, 2003, accessed March 31, 2006,

[5] Ibid.

[6] Ibid.

[7] Ibid.

[8] Ibid.

[9] Douglas W. Krieger, The Testimony of Jesus: Why the Rapture of the Church Matters (Sacramento, CA: TribNet Publications, 2015), 340.

[10] Finley, The Seven Feasts.

[11] Ibid.

[12] Ibid.

[13] Ibid.

[14]. Unknown, “The Julian Calendar,”, accessed January 17, 2023,

[15]. Unknown, “The Gregorian Calendar,”, accessed January 17, 2023,

[16]. Unknown, “The Islamic Calendar,”, accessed January 17, 2023,