The Moon Clock
A Study by: Timothy Youngblood

The reason for this moon clock is because many Christian and Jewish faiths are using postponements to calculate the time for their Holy days such as...

1) Passover, 14th day of the first month. Ex. 12:1-14;
2)Unleavened Bread, (7 days) 15th through 21st days of the first month. (The 15th & 21st are holy days.) Ex. 12:15-20;
3) Pentecost, fifty days are counted, beginning with the first sabbath during the Days of Unleavened Bread, The feast is observed on the fiftieth day, which always falls on the first day of the week. Lev. 23:15-17;
4) Trumpets, 1st day of the seventh month. Lev. 23:23-25;
5) Atonement, 10th day of the seventh month. Lev. 23:26-32;
6) Tabernacles, 15th - 21st days of the 7th. month. (The 15th is a holy day.) Lev. 23:33-44;
7) Last Great Day, 22nd day of the seventh month. (A holy day) Lev. 23:36;

The first month always starts in the spring of the year and we know today that the first new moon after the spring equinox is the one that we should start with. We find that the word month in Hebrew is chodesh (kho'-desh); from Strong's number 2318; and means "the new moon; by implication, a month: or new moon." and that the month always start on the "Molad" which is the time called the birth of the moon, or the "New moon" which is when the moon is not visible from the earth because the earth is in between the sun and the moon called the conjunction. A conjunction is when something lines up in association with one another. As will made clear in the moon charts published with this study there are three days when the moon is not visible at all because it takes that long for the earth to move from one side to the other. The earth always moves at the same rate of speed, so from the time we see the waning moon's crescent to the waxing moon's crescent (Being three days) we know that the middle of the time has to be the new moon which would be one and one half days.

It is a fact that when dealing with a cycle, the ending is also the beginning and the start and ending of each month done according to God's creation is a cycle. By knowing that the earth is in-between (Or in conjunction) with the moon and the sun for three days, it stands to reason that we can count either one and one half days after we see the last light or we can count one and one half days back when we see the moon's waxing crescent to figure what would be half that time. Some teach that the new moon starts just after the waning moon in the period of the first dark part and others teach that it is the darkness prior to the waxing crescent. Either concept goes against good division reasoning in that to do it either way simply would appropriate dark time from either month. The beginning and the end are the same time and must be divided up the same in order to come out with equal time for each. The way one can verify their starting point of the Molad is that the "Full moon" will be half the time, fifteen days later. If they are not according to anyone's calculations then they did not start from the true new moon. Remember King David knew when the new moon would be before hand, 1 Sam 20:5. And David said to Jonathan, "Indeed tomorrow is the New Moon, and I should not fail to sit with the king to eat. But let me go, that I may hide in the field until the third day at evening." Again, it's just that simple.

If we altered our clock in any way we would cause time to be off one way or the other so I took the phases of the moon and arranged them into the form of a clock so we could see more clearly how the phases truly look. The months we are concerned with are months that occur after the spring and fall equinox. The full moon does occur on the 15th day after the new moon at these times and this is also the times of God's Holy Days. We are not concerned with the astronomy of the rest of the year and the reason the moon clock is round is to show the opposites of each phase. This helps us see the obvious beginning of the new moon that can be proven by the opposite moon being the true full moon. Please understand This is not intended as the actual orbit of the moon. Notice that there is a definite starting and ending of the moon phase. The exact new moon is just opposite of the true full moon. In order for this to occur we MUST start from the middle of the dark phase which will be one and one half days after the waning moon. One should start counting from the first dark area after the darkest in the middle which could be termed "Noon" on the clock. When you do this you will count fifteen days to the true full moon. Also you can prove out your counting by looking at where the quarter moon is which is at three, and nine O’clock location on the moon clock. Please note that if anyone moves, or postpones any one day it will throw the whole thing off and then intercalations used by those in error would be needed to get it straight again also causing a 19 year time cycle. However if man just leaves it alone and counts it the way God created the cycle then all that mess is not necessary. Remember, if anyone does not come up with the true and exact full moon for the first day of unleavened bread or the first day of the feast of tabernacles 15 days after the first day of the seventh month which is the feast of trumpets they started from the wrong place to count as God commands. I Hope this new chart will help many come to see how simple it really is.

You might want to read our study on Postponements at...Postponements

Copyright ã 1998 Timothy Malone Youngblood

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