What this study is about:
- The GIFT OF ELOHIM/GOD is IMMANUEL/JESUS/YESHUA’YAH who through HIM we have: GOD with us and YAH’S Salvation. HE is also our FATHER ETERNAL, AVI’AD, the FATHER OF THE EVERLASTING COVENANT.
- Conception and birth – Point #1 Conception: YESHUA’YAH’S/JESUS’S conception might have been on 12/25 as a way for GOD/ELOHIM to cover HIS people from worshiping a pagan sun god’s birthday. Conception can be proved through Scripture to be a new creation, a birth, a birth day. 9 months from that date is 9/21 which is the date sometimes of the Feast of Trumpets. Point #2 Birth: HIS birth can be revealed through Scripture study. Two possibilities are most likely.
- The Holy Feast Days – I give information on the significance of the Holy Feast Days and their connection to YESHUA’YAH’S/JESUS’S coming as SUFFERING SERVANT and return as CONQUERING KING.
- Connecting conception and birth – One possibility for HIS birth is during the fall Holy Days of The Feast of Trumpets, Yom Kippur, Sukkot. I believe The Feast of Trumpets is the one. This is due to an interesting relationship between Abraham’s birth year of 1948 and its connection to the year of founding of modern Israel in 1948 and Abraham’s long awaited GOD/ELOHIM promised son Isaac being born 100 years after him and a possible connection to the long awaited GOD/ELOHIM promised SON to return 100 years after the founding of modern Israel. Tying into that is also the Feast of Trumpets, which will start on 9/21 [9 months after 12/25] in the Jewish secular year of 2047-2048! Do you believe in coincidence or GOD/ELOHIM ordering things?
- Conclusion – Honoring GOD/ELOHIM rightly and are you ready for YESHUA’YAH’S/JESUS’S return?
1. The GIFT OF ELOHIM/GOD:
Mattityahu/Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.”
John/Yochanan 4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. John/Yochanan 6:47 Truly, truly, I say to you, He who believes in me has eternal life.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The GIFT OF ELOHIM/GOD was hidden in the Old Covenant/Testament and revealed in the New Covenant/Testament. The meaning of HIS Names ties into the meaning of HIS Gift.
IMMANUEL – GOD is with HIS people – Isaiah/Yesha’Yahu 7:14, 8:8; Matthew/Mattityahu 1:23. Strong’s H6005 – Immanuel: God with us or with us is God. Im = with and el = God, god, mighty one.
Nu = indeed/now/surprise, ma = what, ammi [read right to left which is how Hebrew is read] = my people. This could be a deeper meaning of “Immanuel”: “What! GOD/ELOHIM is indeed/now/surprise with HIS people” [I believe, both the ones who read R to L and those who read L to R].
YESHUA’ YAH = JOSHUA/Yehoshu’a Strong’s H3091 = YAH is salvation. This is translated from Hebrew to English. JESUS is a transliteration from Hebrew to Greek/Latin to English. Strong’s G2424 – HE shall save HIS people from their sins which is from root H3091 Joshua. See Isaiah/Yesha’Yahu 40:10, 62:11; Matthew/Mattityahu 1:21; Acts 4:12; Revelation 22:12.:
YAH = YHWH/THE LORD, Yeshua = is salvation, to deliver, to rescue. Similar names are: Isaiah/Yesha’yahu = Strong’s H3470: YAH has saved and Hosea/Hoshe’a = H1954: root “yesha” which means “salvation”.
1a. YESHUA’YAH/JESUS is also our AVI’AD – FATHER ETERNAL – the FATHER OF THE EVERLASTING COVENANT and all the other names mentioned in prophecy from Isaiah/Yesha’Yahu 9:6-7.
2. HIS conception and birth:
More of the depth of ELOHIM’S/GOD’S love, I believe, is also shown through the timing of the conception and birth of HIS SON.
Point #1 – Conception:
The church in Rome began formally celebrating Christmas on December 25 in 336, during the reign of the emperor Constantine. As Constantine had made Christianity the effective religion of the empire, some have speculated that choosing this date had the political motive of weakening the established pagan celebrations. https://www.britannica.com/story/why-is-christmas-in-december
Below is an excerpt from “rituals and worship – Mithraic mysteries” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mithraic_mysteries
“According to M.J.Vermaseren, the Mithraic New Year and the birthday of Mithras was on December 25. However, Beck disagrees strongly. Clauss states: “the Mithraic Mysteries had no public ceremonies of its own. The festival of natalis Invicti [Birth of the Unconquerable (Sun)], held on 25 December, was a general festival of the Sun, and by no means specific to the Mysteries of Mithras.””
Through reading GOD’S/ELOHIM’S Word, HE has shown me how HE overlooks and covers so HE does not have to punish people, or punish as much, for doing things that hurt HIM because they do not know or understand – Hosea 4:6. If JESUS/YESHUA’YAH was conceived on 12/25 [the birth date of a pagan sun god’s son], that would allow some covering for those who use that date to celebrate HIS birth. I believe conception is a birth, too.
POINT #2 – birth:
Below is an excerpt from http://hope-of-israel.org.nz/cmas1.htm which examines how the time period of IMMANUEL’S birth can be known through Scripture.
“The birth of the Messiah is not known for certain, but we can know the approximate time of year when he was born! In the book of Luke we read that the father of John the Baptist was Zacharias, and he was a priest who served at the temple in Jerusalem. He was “of the course of Abia” (Luke 1:5). While serving at the temple, he was informed by an angel that his wife was to have a son, who was to be named “John.” After this, Zacharias finished “the days of his ministration,” and “departed to his own house” (v.23). “And after those days, his wife Elizabeth conceived…” (v. 24).
The names of the different courses of priests that served at the Temple are given in I Chronicles 24:1-19. “Abia” or “Abijah” was the EIGHTH course. According to the Jewish historian Josephus, each one of these courses served at the Temple for one week, the first course serving the first week of Nisan, in the spring (compare I Chron. 27:1-2), and then each course in its own order. All the priests served during the annual festivals (Passover in spring, Pentecost, and then Tabernacles in the fall). After six months, the order would be repeated, thus each “course” would serve two weeks during a year.
The course of Abijah, then, would have served the eighth week in the rotation. The eighth week from Nisan 1, leaving out the week of Passover, when all the priests served, would have been IYAR 27 TO SIVAN 5, the day just before Pentecost , which generally fell on Sivan 6. After serving a week in the Temple, Zacharias would have remained another week in Jerusalem, because of the Feast of Shavuot or Pentecost that week. Therefore, he returned home shortly after this, and his wife then conceived. This would have been about the middle of June. If we add nine months to this date, the normal time for the gestation of a human baby in the womb, John the Baptist would have been born about the middle of March, in the spring, shortly before the Passover.
Yeshua was conceived about six months after John (Luke 1:24-31, esp. verse 26). This would suggest that Yeshua the Messiah was conceived about the middle of December. This would place his birth nine months, or 270 days, later — or the month of September!”
Link to another study on this subject that goes into information about both courses served by Abiyah during the year and looks at 2 possibilities for YESHUA’YAH/JESUS’S birth: http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Articles/Christmas/christmas.htm
“We found that the average time from ovulation to birth was 268 days — 38 weeks and two days,” said Dr Anne Marie Jukic, a postdoctoral fellow in the Epidemiology Branch at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (Durham, USA), part of the National Institutes for Health. “However, even after we had excluded six pre-term births, we found that the length of the pregnancies varied by as much as 37 days. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130806203327.htm
3. The Holy Feast Days and their connection to YESHUA’YAH’S/JESUS’S coming as SUFFERING SERVANT and return as CONQUERING KING:
The Biblical spring Holy Days were fulfilled with YESHUA’YAH’S/JESUS’S coming as our SUFFERING SERVANT – Isaiah/Yesha’Yahu 42:1 and all of chapter 53. HE is our blemish free Passover [Pesach] LAMB OF ELOHIM/GOD whose blood washes us clean – John/Yochanan 1:29, HE is our UNLEAVENED BREAD [Chag HaMatzot] from Heaven that nourishes us – John/Yochanan 6:48-51, HIS Resurrection from the dead made HIM the FIRST FRUIT [Reshith] of the New Covenant [Feast: Day of First Fruit which is called Yom Habikkurim] – verses above under Point #1, and Pentecost [Shavu’ot] was when the Believers received the SET-APART/HOLY SPIRIT – Acts 2.
BTW, set-apart is a truer word choice for the Hebrew word “kodesh” than the word many translators chose to represent it which is “holy”. When set-apart one does/follows what is set-apart and not anything else. When we choose to make covenant with YESHUA’YAH/JESUS then we choose to follow HIM and not HIS enemy, AMEN!
The Biblical fall Holy Days will be fulfilled with IMMANUEL’S return as our KING – Acts 1:10-11, Zechariah/Z’kharyah 14. The Feast of Trumpets [Yom Teru’ah – Good Shouting or Loud Noise], I believe, will hail the return of our KING who will come with “the blast of the trumpet [shofar]”. Some believe HIS return will be on Yom Kippur or Sukkot. The Feast of Trumpets makes sense for both HIS birth and return because shofar blasts can herald a King, signal war, or call an assembly. HE was recognized as a KING when HE was born, Matthew/Mattityahu 2:1-12. For HIS return as our KING, see Revelation 19, Matthew/Mattityahu 34:30-31 and I Thessalonians 4:16 – “For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the chief angel, and with God’s shofar. The dead in Messiah will rise first,”. This is the 1st resurrection of the righteous – the wise virgins. The later 2nd resurrection of the judged – include foolish virgins left outside the door, left behind. By the way, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish secular [not Biblical] new year is celebrated at the same time as the Feast of Trumpets but they are not the same.
The Days of Awe [10 days between the Feast of Trumpets and Yom Kippur] lead up to the Day of Atonement [Yom Kippur]. It is a time for cleansing and purification, a reconciliation between ELOHIM/GOD and man. Yom Kippur was the time the high priest offered blood sacrifice for the people’s sins. Our HIGH PRIEST and KING will be cleansing the earth of the wicked as HE gathers HIS righteous ones to HIM. HIS Robes will be covered in the blood of the slain. According to many Scriptures including Revelation 19 and Z’kharyah/Zechariah 14, when HE returns it will be on a day that HE smites the nations [also referred to as HIS day of wrath]. The coming of the SON of Man will be like lightning from the East that shines to the West [Mattityahu/Matthew 24:27]. HE will be arriving with HIS armies in Yerushalayim/Jerusalem and then going around the world from East to West. HIS robes will be dipped in blood, Revelation 19:13, and there will be a great slaughter. Read Genesis/B’Resheet 49:11, Isaiah/Yesha’Yahu 63:1-3; Revelation 14:19, 19:13-15.
According to Z’kharyah/Zechariah 14 and Jude 14-16, our KING will be arriving on the Mount of Olives with HIS [righteous] chosen ones/saints and the Mount will split in two and living water will pour forth and replenish the seas. The LORD/YAH will reign as KING over all the earth. This would be YESHUA’YAH’S 1,000 year reign. Remember that HIS FATHER gave YESHUA’YAH HIS NAME and all power in heaven and earth. In Revelation 20:9, it talks about the camp of the chosen ones/saints. Yerushalayim/Jerusalem will be in ruins because it was surrounded by an army of many nations and taken [which is the sign that heralds HIS coming] and half the people captured and taken away and half the people left and the city destroyed, see Z’kharyah/Zechariah 13. I believe that with Yerushalayim/Jerusalem in ruins, that the chosen/saints will be in tents, a camp, which will fulfill the Feast of Tabernacles [Sukkot] which celebrates ELOHIM/GOD dwelling with HIS people in sukkahs/booths/huts – temporary shelters. Z’karyah/Zechariah 14 says that any nation that will not come up to the Holy City and celebrate Sukkot will have a plague of no rain. Sukkot commemorates the time the Israelites spent in the wilderness after being freed from slavery in Egypt. These are the fall Holy Feast Days which will be fulfilled with our KING’S return.
The links below give information on the Holy Feast Days:
http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/Introduction/introduction.html [this site gives a lot of detailed information on the Feast Days]
http://www.thejoshlink.com/article98.htm [Feast of Trumpets]
4 – Connecting the conception and birth:
In the back of the Scriptures translation of the Holy Bible from the Institute for Scripture Research, they have a timeline of births and deaths of Adam’s line through Sheth/Seth to Ya’akov/Jacob with the year of creation as 0. If you dig into the genealogies in Scripture, you will find that Abraham was born in the year 1948 from the year 0. The modern state of Israel was founded May 14, 1948 – Gregorian calendar and Jewish secular year 1947-1948! GOD/ELOHIM used Abraham’s Biblical birth year to match a modern Jewish event in Gregorian calendar years! HE honors HIS people, Jew and Gentile, AMEN! May we honor HIM for blessing us, AMEN!
Jewish civil calendars start with Rosh Hashanah [in the fall] as the beginning of their year, Jewish religious calendars have Nisan1 [in the spring] as the beginning of the year. This is why one Jewish year covers parts of two Gregorian calendar years of January 1 through December 31. Yitz’chak/Isaac, the long awaited ELOHIM/GOD promised son was born to Abraham 100 years after his birth, in the year Biblical year 2048 from the year 0. Wouldn’t it be just like ELOHIM’S/GOD’S Way of the old foreshadowing the new, to have HIS long awaited SON our MESSIAH, return in the Jewish year 2047-2048 to mirror the 100 years of Isaac/Yitz’chak being born after Abraham! I do not state this as a certainty, but as a very interesting piece of information to consider and pray about.
While IMMANUEL did say we would not know the day or the hour, Mattityahu/Matthew 24:36, 44 and 25:13, HE didn’t say we wouldn’t know the rest of the information about when the event would most likely occur. HE also said to be aware of the signs around us. That when the fig tree had leaves coming out that summer was near, Matthew/Mattityahu 24:32. One way of looking at those words, since the Jewish/Biblical day is from sunset to sunset and encompasses parts of two Gentile days midnight to midnight, it is true that we would not know the day and there would be 24 hours for it to happen.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebrew_calendar https://urj.org/jewish-calendar https://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/jewish-calendar.html https://biblethingsinbibleways.wordpress.com/tag/gregorian-calendar/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_calendar
One other interesting piece of information which backs up what is stated above, is that if you take the day of 12/25 and add 9 months gestation period [270 days – per the above study] the specific date at the end would be 9/21 [non leap year].
https://www.timeanddate.com/date/dateadded.html?m1=12&d1=25&y1=2046&type=add&ay=&am=&aw=&ad=270 [this link shows the connection between days and dates like 12/25 plus 270 days equals 9/21]
The next time the Feast of Trumpets [typically celebrated with Rosh Hashanah] will occur on 9/21 will be in the Jewish year 2047-2048!! That year includes the 100th anniversary of Israel and would also tie into the Biblical date of 2048 that Isaac/Yitz’chak was born!! The link below shows this information.
ELOHIM/GOD loves HIS people so much HE knew from the beginning their sin with honoring the sun god’s day of 12/25 as HIS SON’S Birthday, so I believe HE had HIS SON conceived [a new creation, a birth] on 12/25 and born on the Feast of Trumpets the following year. This took care of covering HIS New Covenant people, absolving them of unknowingly honoring 12/25 as HIS SON’S Birthday when it was a pagan sun god holy day, and also HIS Scriptural reasons for when the birth did occur. GOD/ELOHIM is beautiful how HE covers HIS people!
5. Conclusion: For those who only honor 12/25 as the MESSIAH’S/CHRIST’S birth by giving HIM the gift of love that HE asked for by obeying HIM [Yochanan/John 14:15-21] and do not get involved in the name, symbols, gifts, or other rituals/traditions of pagan ways, I believe they are doing better by what ELOHIM/GOD has done to cover them. Those who honor it as the MESSIAH’S/CHRIST’S birth but are also involved in all the pagan ways that many consider fun and beautiful, I encourage you to pray and ask GOD/ELOHIM how HE feels about this and for clarity about HIS feelings. This is based on Luke 12:47-48 and much study and research, but I do not judge, only ELOHIM/GOD does that. I bring this up because we are supposed to be our brother’s keeper.
You know the amazing GIFT our Well Beloved IMMANUEL gave you, HIMSELF and all HE went through so that we would be with HIM, HIS FATHER, and the HOLY SPIRIT forever! What gift would you give our KING? Why not pray and ask our Dear FATHER IN HEAVEN to help you to love what ELOHIM/GOD loves and hate what HE hates, to be joined to HIS Heart, and see how your tastes start changing. This really works, I tried it and started detesting things that I had loved that I knew were not right with HIM and started caring about/loving what was of HIM! Our ELOHIM/GOD is absolutely beautiful and deserves so much more from us than what we give! HE deserves to be loved and worshiped as HE wants to be, only in Truth and with HIS Way and not any way of HIS enemy! Are you ready for JESUS’S/YESHUA’YAH’S return?
https://glclifestyling.com/2019/12/who-does-one-honor-on-a-birthday/ Please read this to gain a deeper understanding of what people are doing at this time of year.
[disclaimer: While I agree with many things on the sites connected to the links I have posted in this study, I do not agree with everything.]