Friday, March 6 2015
Psalm 104: How Did Rome Change True Time?
"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"
Most of the world today uses the Roman "Gregorian" calendar that was named after Ugo Boncompagni who became Pope Gregory XIII (1502-1585, Pope 1572-1585). For many, it seems so right because it is all that they have known in their lifetimes. But the Roman calendar, such as it is today, is a collection of Roman political and religious practices that arrogantly abandoned the true calendar that even they once knew in practice.
- The Roman "day" now begins at midnight, but it was observed at sunset, according to the Bible (as we will get to) long before. The use of sundials, throughout the world, marked 12 hours of daylight, after which the 24 hour day ended and the next one began. The "first hour" was the equivalent of the modern-day 7 am, the "sixth hour" was the equivalent of 12 Noon and the "ninth hour" was equivalent to 3 pm. The Messiah was Crucified in Roman Judea, using the Roman "day" of that time. Notice that the Roman Centurion also used it in his own home i.e. it was not merely a "Jewish" way of reckoning hours:
"27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" (Matthew 27:46 KJV)
"10:30 And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing" (Acts 10:30 KJV)
- The Roman calendar still commonly uses the week that shows the seventh day as the seventh day (according to the Bible), but there is an insidious movement to change that as well. Increasingly, calendars are shown with Monday as the first day of the week and Sunday as the seventh day of the week (see also Why Observe The True Sabbath?).
- Roman months used to begin at new moon (according to the Bible) - "month" is from a Latin/Roman word that means moon. But the Romans concocted a political and religious system of months (e.g. "July" and "August" are named after the Roman dictators Julius Caesar and Caesar Augustus) that now have no actual relation to nature. The new moon can occur at any time during a Roman "month" - even twice.
- The Roman year now begins in the dead of winter (in the northern hemisphere), but the Romans used to begin their year in spring (according to the Bible). That is plainly obvious in the names of their numbered months that were shifted when the Roman calendar backed up from spring to winter, despite their name e.g. September is now the ninth month that was the seventh month ("sept" means seven) and December is now the twelfth month that was the tenth month ("dec" means tenth).
The LORD created the calendar before any humans existed (the calendar was created on the fourth day; humans were created on the sixth day). It is the LORD's Calendar - not the calendar of any one people or any one religion.
"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 for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
1:15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
1:19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day." (Genesis 1:14-19 KJV)
The LORD God was born as Jesus Christ (see The Identity Of The LORD God). He created the true calendar, and everything else. Those who deny His Calendar, deny Him.
"1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
1:19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven." (Colossians 1:12-20 KJV)
The Psalms are a treasury of history and prophecy. This Psalm documents the Messiah's Work of Creation from the beginning of time - and the Calendar that He created for the observance of His true Holy Days: "He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down" (see the Fact Finder question below).
"104:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul.
O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
104:2 Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
104:3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:
104:4 Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:
104:5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.
104:6 Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.
104:7 At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.
104:8 They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.
104:9 Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.
104:10 He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills.
104:11 They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst.
104:12 By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.
104:13 He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.
104:14 He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;
104:15 And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.
104:16 The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;
104:17 Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.
104:18 The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.
104:19 He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.
104:20 Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.
104:21 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.
104:22 The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.
104:23 Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.
104:24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
104:25 So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.
104:26 There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.
104:27 These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.
104:28 That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.
104:29 Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.
104:30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.
104:31 The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works.
104:32 He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke.
104:33 I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
104:34 My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.
104:35 Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more.
Bless thou the LORD, O my soul.
Praise ye the LORD." (Psalm 104:1-35 KJV)
Fact Finder: How is the true Christian calendar directly connected to the true Christian Holy Days?
See The New Moon Calendar and Christian Holy Day Calendar
This Day In History, March 6
12 BC: Roman Emperor Augustus was named Pontifex Maximus, thereby incorporating the position into that of the Emperor. Augustus was the Emperor at the time of the birth the Jesus Christ (see Does Rome Have Christ's Birth Certificate? and A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars).
961: Nikephoros Phokas led the Byzantine conquest of Chandax.
1521: Ferdinand Magellan discovered Guam (it was no discovery for the native people who lived there).
1617: Louis Hebert signed an agreement that entitled him to become the first farmer in New France (North America).
1629: In Germany, the Edict of Restitution ordered that all church property seized since 1552 be returned to the Roman Catholic Church.
1820: The Missouri Compromise was enacted by the U.S. Congress and signed by President James Monroe. It provided for the admission of Missouri into the Union as a "slave state," but prohibited slavery in the rest of the northern Louisiana Purchase territory.
1834: The city of York was officially renamed Toronto. The city had a population of 10,000 (the population of the "Greater Toronto Area" today is 6 million).
1836: The 13-day siege of the Alamo ended when Mexican troops under Santa Anna captured the mission fort.
1857: The U.S. Supreme Court's Dred Scott decision ruled that slaves were property, not citizens.
1899: Bayer registered "Aspirin" as a trademark of its brand of acetylsalicylic acid.
1900: Gottfried Daimler, engineer who built the first motorcycle, died.
1912: The Oreo cookie was introduced by Nabisco.
1933: All U.S. banks were closed by a proclamation from President Franklin Roosevelt. The closings were considered necessary after a series of major bank failures and runs on banks (in the 8 days preceding March 4, $1,500,000,000 had been withdrawn by depositors) and the closing of banks by a number of states beginning with Michigan in mid-February. Following passage by Congress of the Emergency Banking Act 3 days later, "sound" banks were permitted to reopen.
1944: 658 U.S. bombers began a daylight attack on Berlin from bases in Britain and dropped 2,000 tons of bombs.
1946: France stated that it would recognize Vietnam as a "free state" within the French Union, with French troops stationed there (which hardly made it a "free state"), but the final confirmation of the accord never came. French imperialism in southeast Asia resulted in the ancient nation of Vietnam being divided into North and South Vietnam, a foreign-imposed partition of the Vietnamese people that did not end until the early 1970s after the U.S. had involved itself in the Vietnamese civil conflict for over a decade (the U.S. replaced France in Vietnam).
1964: King Constantine II of Greece succeeded to the throne after the death of his father, Paul I.
1964: "The Nation of Islam" officially gave boxing champion Cassius Clay the name Muhammad Ali.
1975: The Zapruder film of the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas was shown to a national TV audience for the first time.
1987: A Townsend Thoreson ferry, Herald of Free Enterprise, capsized on its way out of Zeebrugge harbor in Belgium drowning 193 people.
2008: A "Palestinian" (see Where Is Palestine?) gunman murdered 8 students and critically injured 11 more in the library of the Mercaz HaRav yeshiva, in Jerusalem, Israel.