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Wednesday, April 17 2019

The Lights Of Passover

"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"

The LORD's calendar of days, months and years was established with and by His Creation of the physical universe (see Creation Day 4: The Calendar). The week, which is not directly observable in nature, was created separately with and by His true Sabbath Day (see Creation Day 7: The Week And The Christian Sabbath).

"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)

Phases Of The Moon The geometry of the moon's orbit around the Earth provides a stable, predictable cycle of moon phases. The full moon always rises at sunset, transits the meridian (i.e. reaches the highest point in the sky, half-way between rising and setting) at midnight and sets at sunrise. The same progressing schedule applies to all of the other phases of the moon through the month (the English word "month" originally meant moon).

  • The New Moon always rises at sunrise, transits the meridian at noon, sets at sunset

  • The First Quarter Moon always rises at noon, transits the meridian at sunset, sets at midnight

  • The Full Moon always rises at sunset, transits the meridian at midnight, sets at sunrise

  • The Last Quarter Moon always rises at midnight, transits the meridian at sunrise, sets at noon

The LORD's calendar month begins when the crescent new moon becomes visible to anyone whose view of it is not blocked by clouds (see the Fact Finder question below), thereby always making the middle of the month, around the fourteenth, the time of the full moon. Passover was also declared to be observed from the fourteenth day of the month - the time of the full moon, that always rises at sunset and reaches its highest point in the sky at midnight.

"12:5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats: 12:6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.

12:7 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it. 12:8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. 12:9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof. 12:10 And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire. 12:11 And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD'S passover." (Exodus 12:5-11 KJV)

So it was that the death of the firstborn would occur at midnight - with a bright, full moon overhead.

"11:1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Yet will I bring one plague more upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go hence: when he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you out hence altogether.

11:2 Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold. 11:3 And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's servants, and in the sight of the people.

11:4 And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt: 11:5 And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts. 11:6 And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there was none like it, nor shall be like it any more.

11:7 But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel. 11:8 And all these thy servants shall come down unto me, and bow down themselves unto me, saying, Get thee out, and all the people that follow thee: and after that I will go out. And he went out from Pharaoh in a great anger.

11:9 And the LORD said unto Moses, Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you; that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt.

11:10 And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh: and the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go out of his land." (Exodus 11:1-10 KJV)

Fact Finder: How was the New Moon crescent used to determine the beginning of the month of the LORD's commanded true Christian calendar?
See The New Moon Calendar


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This Day In History, April 17

69: Vitellius became Roman Emperor after the First Battle of Bedriacum (see The Roman Emperors: Vitellius).

Vitellius

1080: King Harald III of Denmark died. He was succeeded by Canute IV.

1194: The second coronation of England's King Richard I, after his return from the Third Crusade (see Emperor Constantine's Sun Dogs and Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy and A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad).

1421: The sea breached the dikes at Dort in the Netherlands. More than 100,000 people were killed.

1492: Christopher Columbus and a representative of Spain's King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella (Ferdinand and Isabella were the parents of Catherine of Aragon, the first wife of King Henry VIII of England) signed a contract giving Columbus a commission to seek a westward ocean passage to Asia (see Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy and the map below to understand what part of "America" that Columbus actually discovered).

The same year, Ferdinand and Isabella ordered the expulsion of all Jews from Spain. Ferdinand and Isabella were also responsible for the horrendous "Spanish Inquisition" in which many people all across Europe were tortured (the CIA's "waterboarding" torture was actually invented during the Spanish Inquisition for use against Jews and Bible-believing Christians) and killed for not allowing themselves to be subjected to the doctrines of the Church of Rome.

Christopher Columbus

Voyages of Christopher Columbus

1521: Martin Luther was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church. While Luther rejected the leadership of the papacy because of the pope's immoral and unethical behavior, Luther's "protest" did not include most of the Church of Rome's actual antichrist doctrines (e.g. see Why Observe The True Sabbath?). Luther, and most of the "Protestant churches" of today, remain Roman Catholic in doctrine (see Antichristians).

1555: The city of Siena surrendered to Philip of Spain after a lengthy famine. He later sold Siena to Cosimo de Medici.

1610: Henry Hudson sailed from London, England; among his discoveries (to Europeans; the native people who were there already knew it) included what would later be known as Hudson Strait.

1793: The Battle of Warsaw.

1808: The Bayonne Decree by Napoleon Bonaparte ordered the seizure of U.S. ships.

France had hypocritically supported the rebellion of the New England colonies against their builders and investors in England, while at the same time tolerating no independence efforts in any of the French colonies in Louisiana or elsewhere throughout the continent of North America. France merely wanted the New England colonies separated from England so that the French Empire could themselves take them over.

Only a small part of England's military forces were involved in the New England colonial rebellion - most were fighting the French Empire all across Europe at the time. The primary reason that the French Empire didn't attack the New England colonies before their revolution was because they were protected by England's military, while, ironically, the only reason that the French Empire didn't attack the New England colonies after their revolution was because England defeated the French Empire in Europe, culminated by the famous Battle of Waterloo from which Napoleon fell from power.

None of that historic reality is taught in school children's propaganda ("history") books however.

New France

Battle of Waterloo

1864: During the Schleswig Holstein-Prussian War, Prussian forces under Prince Frederick Charles attacked the fortress at Dueppel.

1895: The Treaty of Shimonoseki ended the Sino-Japanese War. China and Japan recognized Korean independence and China gave up Formosa to Japan (see also Why Was Korea Divided Into North And South?).

1916: Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Sri Lankan stateswoman, was born. In July 1960, she became the world's first woman prime minister.

1941: The entire Yugoslav army and government surrendered to the Germans in Belgrade (see also The Assassination That Triggered Two World Wars).

1946: Syria became independent from France.

1961: The CIA and Mafia (the Cuba scenes in the "Godfather" movies are historically correct) backed "Bay of Pigs" invasion of Cuba. The 3-day fiasco left 100 killed and more than 1,000 invaders captured.

Cuba

1969: Sirhan Sirhan, a Palestinian-born Arab, was found guilty of the assassination of U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Robert Kennedy.

1970: Apollo 13 returned to earth after an oxygen tank explosion caused the moon-landing mission to be aborted and the near-loss of the crew.

1975: Phnompenh fell to the Khmer Rouge, the Cambodian communist insurgents, just as North Vietnamese and Vietcong were sweeping south toward Saigon. The communists under Pol Pot (actual name, Saloth Sar) would eventually murder over 2 million Cambodian people - 1/4 of the population.

1989: The Polish trade union Solidarity was legalized after a 7 year ban by the communist government.

1997: Former Israeli President Chaim Herzog died at age 78 (see also A History Of Jerusalem: Zionism).





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