SHALOM Brethren in YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH [a.k.a JESUS CHRIST; Not Yeshua! ; Not YeshaYAHU!!!],
*NISAN 1: sunset Thursday 23rd to sunset Friday 24th March 2023*
Exodus 12:1-2 King James Version
12 And the LORD YAHUVEH [YAHWEH] spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt saying,
2 This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.
Today is NISAN a.k.a AVIV a.k.a ABIB 1 [sun-set Thursday 23rd to Friday 24th March 2023] and therefore ROSH CHODESH/HEAD OF THE MONTH a.k.a NEW MOON FESTIVAL as per Numbers 28:11-13.
Numbers 28:11-13 King James Version
11 And in the beginnings of your months ye shall offer a burnt offering unto the LORD YAHUVEH [YAHWEH]; two young bullocks, and one ram, seven lambs of the first year without spot;
12 And three tenth deals of flour for a meat offering, mingled with oil, for one bullock; and two tenth deals of flour for a meat offering, mingled with oil, for one ram;
13 And a several tenth deal of flour mingled with oil for a meat offering unto one lamb; for a burnt offering of a sweet savour, a sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD YAHUVEH [YAHWEH].
*Today is also ROSH HA SHANAH/HEAD OF THE YEAR or NEW YEAR’S DAY as per Exodus 12:1-2.*
Today is a very special day yearly in BIBLICAL HISTORY, HalleluYAH!
*Today, we commemorate:*
➡️What happened in Exodus 40:33-38; Leviticus 9:22-24 as the events [THE INAUGURATION OF THE TABERNACLE IN THE SECOND YEAR OF THE EXODUS From Mitzrayaim/Egypt to Canaan!] recorded in these HOLY BIBLICAL SCRIPTURES occurred on this day.
*For us the outstanding buzz words here are TABERNACLE and SHEKHINYAH GLORY!* 📌Relate this to Exodus 20 and Acts 2 as well as 2 Chronicles 7 and 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18.
➡️THE CROWNING OF THE KINGS OF ISRAEL a.k.a YAHSHAEL!
➡️THE Anniversary of the Deaths of THE 3 GREAT PATRIARCHS OF OUR FAITH IN THE CREATOR/MAKER, YAH SHADDAI and whose named were added to GOD’S NAME, namely: Avraham [Abraham]; Yitzchak or Yitzchaq [Isaac] and Ya’akov [Jacob] Israel! ABBA YAHUVEH [YAHWEH] took them from this world on NISAN 1.
➡️The Anniversary of the death of Nadab and Abihu (thet took strange fire into THE TABERNACLE OF MOSHE and got killed by YAH’S HOLY FIRE for THE TABERNACLE had been concentrated unto YAH SHADDAI] as per Leviticus a.k.a VaYikra/And HE Called 10.
Nadab and Abihu were 2 of High Priest/Cohen or Kohfen Ha Gadol Aharon [Aaron] and his wife, Elisheva [Elizabeth or Elisabeth].
Interestingly, this week, we have commenced the reading and studying of THE HOLY BIBLICAL SCRIPTURES BOOK OF LEVITICUS, A crucial book for every Believer in and Follower of YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH [a.k.a JESUS CHRIST; Not Yeshua! ; Not YeshaYAHU!!!] to read as it speaks of CONCECRATION UNTO or BEING SET APART FOR YAH SHADDAI alone [Hebrews 12:14]! YAH first sets us apart and expects us to build on HIS HOLINESS in our lives by acting out HIS WORD accordingly, HalleluYAH HalleluYAH HalleluYAH!
We can not write much for now.
We encourage you to read and recite THE GREAT HALLEL which is recorded in Psalms 113 – 118 as well as Numbers 28:11-13.
*📌Today is a day off for ladies in terms of housework which means that men take on the responsibility of taking care of the children and house chores* and today being PREPARATION DAY FOR THE WEEKLY SABBATH/SHABBAT, the men are to take of the preparation while ladies fellowship in YAH SHADDAI with other ladies as well as get pampered.
*Please note how the so called “holy month of ramathan” (season of fasting and prayer) for the Ishmaelites (Muslims / Moslems) has commenced today, A NEW MOON FESTIVAL DAY, doesn’t it make you to wonder???* Why begin during a New Moon time???
John 10:10; 1 Peter 5:8; etc…
It is very exciting to know that NISAN is here. We now have 13 days left to PESACH PASSOVER [Nisan 14 – 23] – 8 Days in all.
📌We use the 8th Day to celebrate PESACH as it would be in THE COMING MESSIANIC KINGDOM OF YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH on earth [Zechariah 14; Revelation 20; etc].
After 7 Days, THERE MUST ALWAYS BE THE GREAT 8TH DAY, just as Every Weekly SABBATH is followed by THE 8TH DAY now renamed Sunday. THE GREAT 8TH DAY IS ALSO USUALLY THE 1ST DAY OF NEW BEGINNINGS WITH YAH SHADDAI, HalleluYAH HalleluYAH HalleluYAH! This is Sunday can not be THE CREATOR/MAKER’S Original SABBATH!
We’ll share some interesting facts that must always be remembered about NISAN as well:
*12 Facts About the Month of Nisan Every Jew Should Know*
*1. Nisan Is in the Spring*
Nisan is one of the few months mentioned in the Torah by name. YAH refers to it as Chodesh HaAviv,1 the Month of Spring. Ensuring that Nisan remains in spring forms the backbone of the entire intricate HEBREW a.k.a Jewish calendar, including the leap year.
*2. It Is the First Month of the Jewish Calendar*
“This month shall be for you THE FIRST OF THE MONTHS,” 2 YAH told Moses. Curiously, it is ONE OF FOUR “heads of the year” listed in the THE HOLY BIBLICAL SCRIPTURES, 3 one of which is the first of Tishrei, known universally as ROSH HA SHANAH, THE HEAD OF THE YEAR.
*3. YAH Took Us out of Mitzrayim/Egypt in Nisan*
After 210 years of suffering in exile, YAH took HIS nation out of Mitzrayim/Egypt. This took place in the month of Nisan. “He takes the prisoners out at the most opportune time,”4 says King David. According to the Midrash, Moses told the people: “See the lovingkindness that He bestowed upon you, that He took you out in a month in which it is suitable to go out, when there is neither heat nor cold nor rain.”5
*4. Passover Begins on the 15th*
Passover, held annually on the anniversary of our Exodus, begins on the 15th of Nisan. Possibly the most widely celebrated HEBREW a.k.a Jewish holiday, Passover is observed by eating matzah and maror (bitter herbs) and drinking four cups of wine, during a special meal called a Seder, in which we recount the gripping story of the miraculous Exodus.
*5. It’s Also a Name*
Nisan is one of only two Jewish months whose names are also given names. Nisan is a fairly common name for boys, and Aviv and Aviva are fairly common male and female given names in Modern Hebrew. The only other month that is a name is Sivan, which is a common name for girls in Israel. Fun fact: Pesach (Passover) is the only Jewish holiday that is also given as a (male) name.
*7. Education and Sharing Day Is in Nisan*
To emphasize the vital role of education in society, the United States annually marks “Education and Sharing Day USA.” Established in 1978 by a joint Congressional resolution, it is timed to coincide with Nisan 11, the anniversary of the Rebbe’s birth in 1902.
*8. There Is a Blessing to Be Said Over Fruit Trees*
If one sees a budding fruit tree during the month of Nisan, there is a special blessing to be said: *“Blessed are You… (name of the tree) Who has made nothing lacking in HIS [YAHUVEH a.k.a YAHWEH] world, and created in it goodly creatures and goodly trees to give mankind pleasure.”* Many people visit botanical gardens during this time, so as to avail themselves of an opportunity to observe this beautiful mitzvah.
*9. Nisan 1 Took 10 Crowns*
The sages say that the first day of Nisan of that year “took 10 crowns:” It was
(1) the first day of the week;
(2) the first day the princes brought their offerings;
(3) the first day the Aaronic priesthood was put into effect;
(4) the first day of the Temple sacrifices;
(5) the first time a fire descended from heaven onto the altar;
(6) the first time that sacred foods were eaten in the Tabernacle;
(7) the first time that the Divine Presence rested amidst the people;
(8) the first day the priests conferred the priestly blessing;
(9) the first time it was forbidden to sacrifice to YAH on ad hoc altars; and finally
(10) it was the first month of the new year.7
*10. The Princes Brought Sacrifices for 12 Days*
Nearly a year after the Exodus, the Tabernacle—the traveling sanctuary that the people built for YAH—was inaugurated in time for Nisan 1. On each of the first 12 days of the month, another of the 12 princes of ISRAEL brought inauguration offerings. Now, on each of these days we read a special Yehi Ratzon prayer along with the TORAH portion detailing the gifts brought on that day.
*11. We Say and It Is A Season Which Places Emphasis on Tachanun All Month Long*
Yes it is tradition amongst the Orthodox Hebrews/Jews and their FAITH IN YAH SHADDAI that because the first 12 days of this month commemorate the joyous offerings of the princes, we don’t say Tachanun (confession of sins) and similar prayers and Neither do we say it during the festival of Passover Since the majority of the month passes without saying Tachanun, we don’t say it for the balance of the month, even after Passover *however the Orthodox Jews are wrong when it comes to this!!! Sadly, they are misled.* There is no better month to confess your sins a lot more than usual like NISAN and TISHREI [The 7th/1st months] as well as the 6th/12th months [ADAR and ELUL] *because of YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH’S BLOOD SACRIFICE!* Both months bear the theme of getting rid of sin, so TACHANUN [CONFESSION OF sins] is extremely crucial!
*12. Nisan Has 30 Days*
In the current (fixed) Hebrew calendar, *Nisan has 30 days,* and the following month, Iyar, has 29. The months then continue to alternate until we reach Cheshvan and Kislev, which can each have either 29 or 30 days, depending on the year.
SHALOM and Remain BLESSED IN YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH’S NAME AND BLOOD, AMEN!
Numbers 6:22-27; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 3:20-21; Jude 24-25
Pastor Ade Israel and Sister Perpetua Shulamit G
[YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH] THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE MINISTRY