Revelations 12:9 is an important verse to always consider because unless we think that it possible that we could be deceived, it is impossible for us to see that we could have something wrong. Most of you reading this believe the bible is the inspired word of Elohiym. Well, if the book of Revelations is the inspired word of Elohiym, which it indeed is, then this verse must be considered.

No religious beliefs think they are wrong. A Muslim does not think he or she is wrong, a Baptist does not think he or she is wrong, or a catholic, or a Jewish person, etc., etc.

So why the confusion? Did YEHWEH ELOHIYM want to confuse us? No, He wants us to turn to Him for ALL understanding. He wants us to live our lives wanting His ways, choosing to listen to Him and not choosing to listen to own understanding.

Faith is believing. Our actions show what our faith is in. If our actions or our practices are living a lie, then our faith is in a lie, it is not believing our Elohiym. As Yehshua spelled out, our Father is then satan. Elohiym is only our Father IF we believe His word and live out that belief.

John 8:44-47

44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

45 And because I tell you the truth, you believe me not.

46 Which of you rebukes me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?

47 He that is of Elohiym hears Elohiym’s words: you therefore hear them not, because you are not of Elohiym.

Walking in the light or in the truth is merely a matter of believing the instructions and walking in them. There are three facts that cannot be denied in determining the truth as far as Yehweh our Elohiym’s calendar.

One, It is a fact that the Jewish people were using the crescent moon to determine when the Sabbaths were when Yehshua walked here.

Two, It is a fact that He did not condemn them or correct them as far as having the day wrong.

And three, Yehshua did not sin. He obeyed His Father in all points. He was the word of Elohiym made flesh. What He did was live the word perfectly. Observing the wrong day would have been (and still is) transgressing Elohiym’s law. The Sabbath is a sign between Him and His children.

So it is clear that whatever calendar was being followed at the time He walked here in the flesh is the true calendar.

Elohiym’s purpose for creating us and putting us here is to make us in His image.

Adam and Eve chose to reject His instructions and were cut off from the tree of life. The same is true of you and I today.

If we reject the truth, we are cut off from the tree of life which is Elohiym’s spirit that would guide us to His character. We then are sent out to live a life of walking in darkness and not in the light.

Which of you thinks he or she is walking in the darkness? None of you, and neither did I. No one wants to consider that they are deceived, but in Revelations 12 it tells us plainly that satan deceives the whole world.

If we examine what we believe with this thought in front of our thinking process, at least we have a chance being honest in our evaluation of what we believe to be true.

Dan 7:25-27

25 And he shall speak great words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and THINK TO CHANGE TIMES AND LAWS: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.

27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him.

We read here that it is the enemy’s objective to change time and laws. Why? The answer is most simple. If he succeeds in taking us away from our creator’s laws he gets us to rebel against Him, just as the original sin of Adam and Eve.

But what about time, why would the enemy so bent on changing time? Some of you know about the appointed times or set apart times of Elohiym, the weekly Sabbaths and the annual feasts. If the enemy could thwart El Shadai’s calendar, he could get us to rebel in our worship of our creator on the proper times without us even knowing it, therefor actually exalting himself above Elohiym (In his perverted way of thinking anyway).

The important thing to catch here is that even though satan would change the times and laws, the judgment still remains for those that follow his changes in place of looking to what their creator gave them for instructions.

Isa 14:12-15

12 How art you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art you cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations!

13 For you hast said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of ‘El: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation (STRONG'S #4150 APPOINTED TIMES), in the sides of the north:

14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High .

15 Yet you shall be brought down to the grave, to the sides of the pit.

Most all of the religions in the world today do not attempt to keep Yehweh’s appointed times anyway. If they even know about them, they simply dismiss them as Jewish festivals. This is not what YEHWEH calls them. He calls them …….His appointed or set times.

Lev 23:1-2

23:1 And YEHWEH spoke unto Moses, saying,

2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the appointed time of YEHWEH, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my appointed times.

Lev 23:44
These are the appointed times of YEHWEH, even holy convocations, which you shall proclaim in their appointed times.

So we see clearly who’s appointed times Yehweh is referring to, they are His, for those who want to obey Him and if you read on, they are statutes that are forever. As I write this, there are billions of people on the planet that are celebrating Christmas which is an abomination to my Father, but what about all of those who are keeping a form of His holy days based on a calendar system that was put in place by satan?

If is true that satan put today’s Jewish calendar system in place of Yehweh’s method of keeping track of His appointed times, are not such festivals also in vain?

The pagan observance of Christmas or Easter are obvious frauds as are all of the world’s holidays. Yehshua clearly stated that following the commands and doctrines of men while rejecting the commands of His Father was worshipping in vain. These pagan holidays place a mask that covers up a bigger deception. I say bigger because this other group of people that have taken the time to study the history of man’s holidays.

They know that they are false. This group of people is more serious about obeying their creator but they have fallen into another trap as they came out of the obvious fraud.

Most of the organizations that came out of the World Wide Church of God that are referred to as splinter groups and the 7th day Adventists and others keep the Sabbath on Saturday because they think the Jewish people have it right, actually most of them it from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday or from a particular time Friday, or some variation to this timing. Many of these also keep the Annual appointed times based on the Jewish calendar.

The question is, are the Jewish people exempt from satan deceiving the world? I did not read that exemption in Revelations 12:9.The Jewish historical records ADMIT they fixed the calendar around 356 A.D. They ADMIT the Sabbath was determined by the new moon prior to this.

Gen 1:14

14 And Elohiym said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs (OWTH), and for Appointed Times, and for days, and years:

Ex 31:16-17

16 Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.

17 It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days YEHWEH made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day He rested, and was refreshed.

Is this a big deal? Everything rests on being on the correct calendar. Satan is prophesied that He would set it in his heart to set on the mountain of the appointed times in Isaiah. Daniel records that he would change the time through those who he has set up. John records that he has deceived the entire world. Those who call themselves the Jewish people admit to changing the calendar in the 4th century.

How complicated is this to admit we have been deceived and repent?

Sometimes the Jewish system used today is a whole month off making the ALL of YEHWEH ELOHIYM”S APPOINTED TIMES off because they do not use the grain harvest as they were instructed to do.

Moses tells us in;

Lev 23:11

11 And he shall wave the sheaf before YEHWEH, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.

And they were not to even eat of the harvest until the sheaf of first fruits was waved.

Lev 23:14

14 And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your Elohiym: it shall be a statute FOREVER throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

Obviously they needed to have a harvest to have the first month.

In other times, The Jewish calendar system needs to change the first day of the seventh month so that they are not fasting on the day of Atonement the day before or after the weekly Sabbath. They call these changes postponements. It is sick that they think they can pervert our creator’s calendar system and get by with it.

I can assure you that no one is getting by with it. Every action is being recorded and they will have to give an account, just as you and I will.One thing to note is that in Yehweh’s calendar system, the day of atonement on the 10th day of the seventh month would never be immediately after the weekly Sabbath as that Sabbath would always be on the 8th day of the month.

Also, a new moon day would never be on a weekly Sabbath in the true calendar, it is a beginning of months, just as it always is in scripture and it never is A weekly Sabbath, it is recorded as a different kind of day altogether.

I want to give you a couple of other points that prove the Sabbath is based on a different calendar than what the Jewish people use today. In a fixed calendar, as the Jewish people use today, some years the children of Israel would be commanded to purchase on the weekly Sabbath. This is because on the tenth day of the first month, they were to take up which means purchase if they did not have one, a lamb for the Passover. The 10th day is never on a Sabbath in our creator’s calendar.

Also, in the calendar used today, the children of Israel would have had to march around Jericho on the Sabbath in full battle armor. Would our Master Potter command them to march on His set apart day of rest that we are commanded to keep holy? Absolutely not!

The march started on the first day of the month just as was recorded in the book of Jasher and ended on the seventh day, the day before the Sabbath.

This is going to be a difficult truth for people to accept because making the change to be in agreement with your creator will require your life to revolve around His calendar. His calendar is not a convenient package that is user friendly to the ways of the world like Satan’s deception of a fixed day Sabbath is.

The weekly Sabbaths can be on any of the seven days of the week depending on when the first day of the month is and that is always based on the crescent moon. Convenience is not what this is about.

It is about living our life around what is true.
His calendar tells us when His appointed times are. The facts are clear;

Jewish history admits the Sabbath was based on the crescent moon prior to the fourth century.

Yehshua observed the Sabbath based on the lunar calculation of the seven day week when He walked in the flesh.

He was perfect in all points of the law.

He was the word that came into being as flesh, He represented the word perfectly.

It was prophesied that satan would change the times of the Most High (of course he cannot really change them, but he can deceive people into thinking they are changed or on a different time).

It was written that satan would set it in his heart to sit on the mount of the appointed times. The only way he could do that is to change the appointed times because anyone observing them correctly would be worshipping their Elohiym in TRUTH, walking in the light.

So, the choice is yours, will you repent from living a lie? Or will you hold onto the lies that have been handed down and not let the truth have a place in you?

Yehshua said to those who believed he was the messiah that their father was satan. He said this because the truth had no place in them. Very clearly if you reject the truth, Yehshua explains that satan is your father. 

John 8

31 Then said Yehshua TO THOSE JEWS WHICH BELIEVED ON HIM, If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed;

32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

41 You do the deeds of your father

44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

Examine the facts, they are very straight forward.