TRUE COUNT TO PENTECOST REDISCOVERED
This amazing discovery takes the guesswork out of how to count to
Pentecost by conclusively proving from Scripture that the numbering of the 50 days begins on the morrow AFTER
the seventh Sabbath complete, (Leviticus 23:16) instead of numbering from the wave sheaf. By doing this,
it places Pentecost at the end of the FOURTH month instead of the beginning of the THIRD
Did you know that there is not even a THIRD month FEAST OF ANY KIND found in Scripture But
there is in the fourth month? WOW!
Did you know that there is not even a conclusive
WHEAT HARVEST or harvest of any kind in the THIRD month found in Scripture But there is in the fourth month? WOW!
Did you know that the law that was written with the finger of YHWH was not
given to Moses until the END OF THE FOURTH MONTH which is 50 days AFTER the seventh Sabbath complete?
Did you know that Pentecost was one of the three major Pilgrim feasts that were
called Chags in the Hebrew, where the children of Israel were commanded to travel up to Jerusalem each year and there is not
even a Chag found in Scripture in the THIRD month but there is in the fourth month? WOW!
you know that there is Historical evidence of EYEWITNESSES of people who lived at the same time
of our Saviour and the Apostles, keeping Pentecost 50 days AFTER the seventh Sabbath complete? WOW!
Did you know that
Acts chapters 20 and 21 shows that it is a MATHEMATICAL CERTAINTY that the Apostle Paul and thousands
of believing Jews were keeping Pentecost BEYOND the traditional 50 day count? WOW! WOW! WOW!
See Scripture where the apostle Paul and thousands of believing Israelites observed Pentecost beyond the traditional
50 day count at Paul's Pentecost at http://lunarsabbath.us/id9.html
Did you know
that the Children of Israes kept Pentecost on the day that the Law was given and they called it a Chag/Feast to YHWH and it
was exactly 50 days AFTER the 7th Sabbath? WOW!
you know that in light of all of this, along with the evidence that I am going to produce in this book, people will
still keep their tradition of Pentecost in the THIRD month? WOW!
Did you know that
what you do not know can DESTROY you? Hosea 4:6 says my people are DESTROYED for lack of knowledge. WOW!
you know that if we reject knowledge, that He will reject us? This is also found in Hosea 4:6 i.e. if we do not know
something or have no knowledge of it we are damned and if we reject the knowledge that is presented to us we are damned. Did
you know it is our duty to search out a matter, and if we do not well held accountable? WOW!
said that I will proceed to conclusive proof that Leviticus 23:16 should be understood to begin the count to Pentecost, 50
days AFTER the seventh Sabbath complete.
Here are some of my notes on what the Scripture teaches is the true count to Pentecost
which is 50 days “after” the 7th Sabbath complete, not 50 days after the wave sheaf
or 1st Sabbath.
“Even unto the morrow "after"
the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye
shall offer a new meat offering unto YHWH” If you have Questions and wish to talk on the phone, let
me know and I will call you, I have free calling. My number is (770) 483-8542
Below is an abundance of evidence from scripture and nature that conclusively proves
a later Pentecost. Go to http://lunarsabbath.us/id7.html and you will see that even Nature Proves the 4th month Pentecost. Go to http://lunarsabbath.us/id11.html and see that it is MATHEMATICALLY IMPOSSIBLE
for the children of Israel to have reached Mount Sinai in time for the traditional third month Pentecost. INTRODUCTION If
someone wanted to argue Pentecost in the third month, would it be asking too much for them to produce ONE scripture
supporting a wheat harvest in the 3rd month “springtime”??? After all that is what Pentecost
is, first fruits of the wheat harvest. Would it be asking too much to show where there was even a Feast
in the 3rd month???
23:16 can be understood two ways, the traditional way is to count 50 days from the wave sheaf of the barley harvest,
and another way it can be understood is to count 50 days from the morrow “after” the seventh Sabbath. To prove which understanding is correct, we must turn to nature
and other Scripture other than the one in question. Also see positive proof under Pentecost count at http://lunarsabbath.us/id6.html which also shows The Law was given in 4th month
We know that Pentecost has to do with the wheat harvest and I challenge someone to
show where there is a wheat harvest, mentioned in the Scripture, for a 3rd month Pentecost.
If someone can find a Winter wheat harvest in scriptures
or a feast/Chag in the THIRD month, then there is at least a 50-50 chance that the 50 days after the wave sheaf could possibly
be right, OTHERWISE IT IS NOT EVEN AN OPTION. The reason I say 50-50 chance is because we definitely have a conclusive pinpointed “summer”
wheat harvest in the 4th month which is found over and over throughout the Scriptures and we also have
a conclusive feast/Chag mentioned in the fourth month, and therefore it could be understood either way if someone
can find a Winter wheat harvest or a feast/Chag in the third month, then they could argue it was 50 days after the barley
sheaf/Winter wheat harvest, and we could argue that it is 50 days after the seventh Sabbath complete, which would be a summer
wheat harvest. In other words if someone can produce scripture for harvesting wheat in the spring, instead
of summer, then it could go either way but until someone finds a conclusive Winter wheat harvest or a feast/Chag in the third
month, IT IS NOT EVEN AN OPTION. We must prove what the Scripture in Leviticus
23:16 is speaking
of. Now “if” they were no summer wheat harvest found in Scripture and you had plenty of Winter wheat harvests
found in Scripture, and “if” there was a third month feast/Chag then the obvious understanding would be to count
50 days after the barley wave sheaf for the winter wheat harvest and a third month Pentecost. Simple.
On the other hand if
there is no Winter wheat harvest mentioned in Scripture, (and there’s not) and there's no third month feast/Chag mentioned
in Scripture, then the obvious conclusion is to begin the 50 day count from the morrow after the seventh Sabbath complete
and then bring the new meat offering from the summer wheat, the only wheat spoken of in scriptures. Simple
Below you will read many Scripture which will harmonize with counting 50 days
“after” the seventh Sabbath, not after the wave sheaf, such as when Aaron
made proclamation of a Pilgrim feast/CHAG which was 50 days after the seventh Sabbath complete and the only Pilgrim Feast
this could have been was Pentecost because it was in the fourth month when Aaron proclaimed this. There is no CHAG
found in the 3rd month for the traditional Pentecost.
All Scriptures that I have found is referring to “summer” wheat which is sowed in the 1st
month and reaped in the 4th.
Winter wheat takes 7 months to harvest
and our Saviour say's are there not 4 months then cometh the harvest, refering to summer wheat. This also explains why the
wheat was not distroyed in the 1st month in Egypt, because it had not came up yet.
prove many wheat harvests in the "summer", throughout the
Scriptures, but is there one shred of evidence for a wheat harvest in
the "spring"? The answer is no, so there is no Scriptural wheat harvest in the spring, so it must be understood
that Pentecost is counted from the morrow "after" the seventh
Sabbath/intermission, instead of from the wave sheaf it’s self.
males were commanded to appear before YHWH three times in the year, these three feasts centered around the three major harvests.
The first one is Unleavened Bread/barley harvest, which takes place in the "springtime",
or Spring feast, then the second one takes place in the "summer", at
the summer wheat harvest called Pentecost or summer harvest, the first fruits of the summer wheat harvest is offered, not
Winter wheat which is harvested in the "spring", two weeks after the barley, and is still in the spring season.
Every where in Scripture and history
from Josephus and Philo who lived at the time of these harvest, wheat was always a summer harvest. Study these EXAMPLES closely.
#1. In the book of Josephus it tells how that it was “Summer” time when the fruit of the land being almost ripe enough for reaping that Samson
set fire to the fruit of the land i.e. "wheat" and grapes etc. and in the book of Judges it plainly tells that it
was in the time of wheat harvest when Samson done this. Read the following from Josephus and the book of Judges.
CHAPTER 8 CONCERNING THE FORTITUDE OF SAMSON, AND WHAT MISCHIEFS
HE BROUGHT UPON THE PHILISTINES
(295) At this injurious treatment Samson was so provoked that he resolved to punish all the Philistines, as well as her; so it being then “summer” time, and the fruits of the land being almost
ripe enough for reaping, he caught three hundred foxes, and joining lighted torches to their tails, he sent them
into the fields of the Philistines, by which means the fruits of the fields perished.
book of Judges Chapter 15:5 it says:
it came to pass within a while after, in the “time” of “wheat”
harvest that Samson visited his wife with a kid; and he said, I will go in to my wife into the chamber. But her
father would not suffer him to go in. 2And her father said, I verily thought that thou hadst utterly hated her; therefore
I gave her to thy companion: is not her younger sister fairer than she? take her, I pray thee, instead of her. 3And Samson
said concerning them, Now shall I be more blameless than the Philistines, though I do them a displeasure. 4And Samson went
and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between two
tails. 5And when he had set the brands on fire, he let them go into the standing “corn” of the Philistines, and
burnt up both the shocks, and also the standing “corn”, with the ”vineyards and “olives”.
In other words the time of wheat harvest is in the summer, NOT spring. This proves that this wheat harvest is speaking of "summer"
wheat harvest and not spring harvest of winter wheat. Josephus knew enough about how many foxes etc. because he knew the Scriptures,
wonder why he didn't know that the wheat harvest was in the spring instead of summer? Or maybe he knew that wheat harvest
in his time was in the Summer and not Spring. You Judge and remember
the people knew about farming in those days, and to say whether he was a Pharisee or Sadducee makes no difference concerning
the harvest and nature.
The following quote from Josephus also proves the wheat was Summer
wheat and not Winter wheat
1. (323) In the meantime Herod’s affairs in Judea were in an ill state. He had left his brother Joseph with full power, but had charged
him to make no attempts against Antigonus till his return;for that Macheras would not be such an assistant as he could depend
on, as it appeared by what he had done already; but as soon as Joseph heard that his brother was at a very great distance,
he neglected the charge he had received, and marched towards Jericho with five cohorts, which Macheras sent with him. This movement was intended for seizing on the corn, as it was now in the midst of
the last verse of this quote. This is found in Josephus under:
THE DEATH OF JOSEPH [HEROD’S BROTHER], WHICH HAD BEEN SIGNIFIED TO HEROD IN DREAMS. HOW
HEROD WAS PRESERVED TWICE, AFTER A WONDERFUL MANNER. HE CUTS OFF THE HEAD OF PAPPUS WHO WAS THE MURDERER OF HIS BROTHER, AND
SENDS THAT HEAD TO [HIS OTHER BROTHER] PHERORAS, AND IN NO LONG TIME HE BESIEGES JERUSALEM, AND MARRIES MARIAMNE
This next quote which lists the 4 seasons, proves they were known back then: Philo, On The Creation
“And in addition to the four elements the seasons of the year
are also four, which are the “causes” of the “generation” of animals and “plants”, the year being divided into the quadruple division of winter, and “spring”, and
“summer”, and “autumn”.
XVII. (53) The aforesaid number therefore being accounted worthy”
Notice he says these four seasons
Winter, and Spring, and Summer, and Autumn, are cause of the generation of animals and “plants”
In other words you have three harvest feasts each year, barley in the spring,
wheat in the summer, and the annual fruits of the trees etc.
in the autumn.
I have heard the argument that all harvest was Summer time, but that is not acceptable
because Josephus says, “And in addition to the
four elements the seasons of the year are also four, which are the “causes” of the “generation” of
animals and “plants”, the year being divided into the quadruple division of winter, and “spring”,
and “summer”, and “autumn”.
Bottom line is someone should have a Scripture or some kind
of proof that there is a spring wheat harvest instead of a summer wheat harvest to support their 50 day count after the wave
sheaf instead of 50 days after the seventh Sabbath complete for Pentecost.
I can give many Scriptures and history from people that lived at this time that there
is a summer wheat harvest which would have to be 50 days after the seventh Sabbath instead of 50 days after the first Sabbath.
50 days after the first Sabbath can
only produce a spring wheat harvest and 50 days after the seventh Sabbath can only produce a summer wheat harvest. Which one
does the Scripture teach? We know what tradition of men teaches.
It says in the book of Nehemiah Chapter 13:15:
In those days saw I in Judah some treading “wine presses” on the Sabbath, and bringing in “sheaves”,
and lading asses; as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all manner of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem
on the Sabbath day: and I testified against them in the day wherein they sold victuals.
Nehemiah saw men treading
grapes in these wine presses and the grapes are not ripe until summer therefore the sheaves they were
bringing in had to be summer sheaves NOT spring sheaves. The Winter wheat is gone by this time and
so was springtime!
Our Saviour says that
after four months comes the harvest. This has to be speaking of the summer wheat harvest which matures in four months after
sowing. It is sown in the first month Abib/spring and is reaped in the fourth month/summer which is seven Sabbaths plus 50
days and then you can bring a first fruit from it, therefore it is summer fruit. This is why the hail did not destroy the
wheat in Egypt because it had not
come up yet because it was planted in the first month. In John 4: 35 it says:
“say not ye ., there are yet four months then cometh the harvest”
The traditional Winter wheat is at least 6 or 7 months to harvest and not four months to harvest as our Saviour
said, and therefore He was referring to the summer wheat harvest, and as I have said, winter wheat can NOT be pinpointed in
scripture and therefore is not even an option for Pentecost wheat.
John-12:24 says,24…..“Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of “wheat”
fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. 25He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep
it unto life eternal. ….27Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father,
save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. …..32And
I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. 33This
he said, signifying what death he should die”.
There is no doubt He is comparing Himself with a corn of
wheat and how it must die to bring forth fruit. The fruit of his dying was the Spirit being poured out on the day of Pentecost.
It takes 4 months, or 50 days after 7 Sabbaths for a corn of wheat to produce fruit, John 4: 35, therefore the fruit of the Holy Spirit was not 50 days after his death!
Once again a corn of wheat can NOT bring
forth fruit, or a harvest in 50 days and I cannot picture our Saviour using an untrue analogy or typology. He was buried in the 1st month, same as summer wheat is planted, and a harvest of soles
was reaped 50 days AFTER
7 Sabbaths plus 50 days.
was the same time that the Law was given to Moses. Also it was when Aaron used the word CHAG, which is only used for Pilgrim feast, and it was in the Summer time and it was 50 days after the seventh Sabbath, the same day that the
Law was given on Mount Sinai. Ex-32:5 and Ex-31:18.
Philo says that the harvest comes after the grapes are ripe and the grapes
are not ripe until summer. He also tells of some men that was keeping a prelude or
fore feast of the greatest feast i.e. Pentecost, 50 days after the wave sheaf. That means that the
morrow after the 7th Sabbath is NOT Pentecost, but a fore feast or start of the 50 day
count to Pentecost.
He also says that wheat was the last of all"
the grains that are sowed in the field to ripen and come to harvest. This was Pentecost wheat that he was referring to, and
it has to be summer wheat to ripen last, after winter wheat. Philo SPECIAL LAWS, 11 (186)
The wheat harvest and Tabernacles are to be observed
at the years end/turning (Ex34:22) and that does not happened until June 21. (after the traditional Pentecost) In other words
you have a turning March 21 and then keep Passover, in the Spring and you have another turning June
21st and you keep Pentecost, in the Summer and then you have another turning September 21 in the days
of Tabernacles, in the Fall.
If you try to keep the traditional Pentecost in the third
month/June 6, it is not at the year’s end or turning, which happens on June 21. and it is not in harmony with Torah
Law. When they came into the land they were to reap the harvest thereof/barley, wave sheaf, count seven sabbaths/intermissions
complete, number 50 days, then bring a new meat offering from “their” labors that “they”
sowed in the field i.e. wheat.
In other words if they sowed the summer wheat in the first month
when they came into the land they could reap a harvest for a first fruit 50 days after the seventh Sabbath from their
labors which they sowed in the field, but NOT in 50 days from the time they sowed, for
nature will not allow the wheat to mature in 50 days. Ex-23:16 There is so much proof supporting the
count should began 50 days after the seventh Sabbath instead of 50 days after the first Sabbath.
Bottom line is, can anyone locate a "spring" wheat harvest for a 3rd month Pentecost?
If not, maybe it is not there and is only a tradition of men.
are a few Scriptures to support the summer fruit/wheat harvest: Proverbs 10:5
“5He that gathereth in SUMMER
is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in “HARVEST” is a son that
Notice summer and harvest is synonymous.
“1As snow in “Summer”, and as rain in “Harvest”, so honour
is not seemly for a fool.”
Again summer and harvest is synonymous.
I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer the vine of Sibmah: I will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh: for the
shouting for thy “SUMMER” fruits and for thy HARVEST is fallen (some of harvest not spring harvest). 10And
gladness is taken away, and joy out of the plentiful field;and in the VINEYARDS there shall be no singing, neither shall there
be shouting: the treaders shall tread out no WINE in their presses; I have made their vintage shouting to
Notice here the summer fruits of the harvest AND the wine are connected.
“5And it shall be as when the HARVESTMAN gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm;
and it shall be as he that gathereth ears in the VALLEY of Rephaim.
6Yet “Gleaning Grapes” shall be left in IT (Valley), as the shaking
of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful
branches thereof, saith YHWH the Mighty One of Israel”.
Notice here, the harvest men gather
the wheat in the Valley and what's left of the grapes they left in the Valley which proves the grapes were ripe before the
harvest as Philo says; they just didn't go back and GLEAN them.
so the MASTER said unto me, I will take my “rest”, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat
upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the “heat of harvest.” 5For “afore” the
harvest, when the bud is perfect and the sour grape is” ripening” in the flower,
reads, " for the said YHWH to me: I will be at ease and I will look after my place of Foundation; like crisp warmth after
the rain, like a mist in the “heat” of the harvest. For “before” "the"
harvest, when the flower is finished and the bud turns to “grapes approaching ripeness,"
here that this is speaking of a summer wheat harvest and says “before" the harvest the grapes are approaching ripeness".
The Grapes Are Not Approaching Ripeness in the springtime.
The phrase "THE harvest" not a harvest
of wheat seems to imply that there was only one major wheat harvest and that was in the summer which rules out any possibility
of counting only one day after the seventh Sabbath complete.
“6They shall be left together unto the fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth:
and the fowls shall” “Summer” upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them. 7In
that time shall “the present” be brought unto YHWH of hosts of a people scattered and
peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the
rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name YHWH of hosts, the mount Zion”.
I believe “the present” that is spoken of here is the first fruit
of the summer wheat harvest because it shows that the present/first fruit is brought during the summer. The
above and nature demands an understanding of Leviticus 23:16 to mean 50 days after the seventh Sabbath complete.
Jeremiah 8: 20
“20The harvest is past, the “summer”
is ended, and we are not saved.”
This verse I shows that the harvest was in the summer NOT “Spring” because it does not say the
harvest is past and spring is ended. Proven once again it is a summer harvest not Spring harvest. Jeremiah 40:
“10As for me, behold, I will dwell at Mizpah to serve the Chaldeans, which
will come unto us: but ye, gather ye “WINE”, and SUMMER FRUIT, and oil, and put them in your vessels,
and dwell in your cities that ye have taken. 11Likewise when all the Jews that were in Moab, and among
the Ammonites, and in Edom, and that were in all the countries, heard that the king of Babylon had left a remnant
of Judah, and that he had set over them Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan; 12Even all the Jews returned
out of all places whither they were driven, and came to the land of Judah, to Gedaliah, unto Mizpah, and gathered WINE AND
SUMMER FRUITS VERY MUCH.”
Notice the wine/grapes
and the summer fruit/wheat is in the summer time and not the springtime. By the way in Jeremiah 39:2 it explains that this
was in the fourth month when the people harvested these crops.
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