Yahweh's New Covenant
Appointments or Moedim
On 1 February 1999 revelation was received (PWNC 990201) directing NCCG/BCAY to observe the seventh day Sabbath in harmony with Torah (p.987). This was followed, between 1999 and 2000, by an abandonment of the Western, Roman Gregorian (solar) calendar in favour of the biblical Semitic luni-solar or Creation Calendar in respect of proper observance of Yahweh's annual moedim or appointments - see the A-Z Micropedia, F. Some Fundamental New Covenant Beliefs, #20, Israel's Holy Days (p.xxiv, new insertion). Accordingly, the New Covenant Holy Week, which was provided for the preparatory and now dissolved Independent Church of Jesus Christ, was replaced by Pesach (Passover) and Yom haBikkurim (Firstfruits) for the fully restored Assembly of Yahweh. The following instructions (PWNC 060220A - revised on 071025 and 131025) from the Patriarchate replace the original PWNC 881206 (137). Also see related material in NC&C 301. [Kadesh-biyqah, Sweden].
1. The New Covenant Assemblies of Yahweh, in compliance with the divine requirements of Torah, minus the Levitical blood sacrifices and ceremonial observances of the Old Covenant which have been fulfilled in the Messiah and are therefore no longer applicable, and in accordance with the tavnith pattern laid down by the Patriarchate, shall observe, in the Ruach, all the Moedim or Appointments of our Heavenly Father which are as follows:
Monthly New Moon or Rosh Chodesh
2. The monthly new moon shall be observed at sunrise at the conjunction in accordance with the luni-solar Creation Calendar, establish the monthly sabbaths and annual festivals for any particular location, and be commenced by the blowing of twin-silver trumpets or nearest equivalent thereof.
3. It shall be used for assembly, to take counsel from the prophets (2 Ki.4:23), and to honour the Heavenly Father, Yahweh, and all fathers and husbands in Israel.
4. The weekly luni-solar Sabbath shall be observed at sunrise on the seventh day of the week (PWNC 990201) and be commenced by the blowing of the shofar.
5. It shall therefore commence at sunrise on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th days of each creation month and end the following sunrise, or from and until a fixed time, namely between 6 p.m. and 6 p.m, in extreme northern and southern latitudes.
6. It shall be used to honour the Ruachot haQodesh and all mothers and wives in Israel.
7. The 30th day in the Creation Calendar, when added, shall be used to honour the Son, Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ).
Annual Appointments or Festivals
8. There are seven mandatory annual appointments (Lev.23) which shall be commenced by the blowing of twin-silver trumpets at Yom Teruah or the shofar at the remainder as stipulated in the Torah.
9. The seven mandatory appointments are Pesach (Passover), Chag haMatzah (Unleavened Bread), Yom haBikkurim (Day of Firstfruits), Shavu'ot (Weeks), Yom Teruah (Day of Trumpets), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) and Sukkot (Tabernacles/Booths).
9. The two non-Torah festivals instituted by the Judeans, which are Hanukkah (Dedication) and Purim (Lots), shall not be observed but instruction given on their historical background.
10. The Sabbatical Year shall also be observed every seven years and the Jubilee every 50th year.
11. New Covenant Christians shall observe these appointments in their biblical simplicity and at the appointed times, according to the Creation Calendar, without the additions and traditions of Talmudic and Messianic Jews and others, and along the current guidelines recommended by the Patriarchate for local congregations.
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