What is Yahushua’s true date of birth?
In the continuity of my article exposing Christmas, it finally seemed important to me to treat the question of the day of the birth of the Savior, Yahushua HaMashiah. There has never been a biblical, hence Jewish, custom prescribing the celebration of birthdays, but if it is so important for non-Jews, then I think it is worth considering the facts set out below. Also, from the accounts of Yahushua’s birth in the Gospels, it seems fairly obvious what time of year He appeared among us.
The Sukkot Theory
Of those who reject the late December theory most regard the Feast of Tabernacles as the time of Yahushua’s birth. For years, I myself considered this date as the most probable. Most people support this theory because we can read in John 1:14: …the Word was made flesh and DWELT among us… The word a Dwell in the original text is expressed by the same word as “tent” or “tabernacle”. The original text therefore implies that He Tabernacled among us.
However, knowing the people and especially the Romans, the best time to organize a census when everyone has to make the trip to return to their native village is naturally a time when the weather is favorable enough to facilitate the movement of people. It would have been completely illogical and foolish to force masses to move in the season of Sukkot, which is early fall when the weather is unpredictable and often already quite cold. Moreover, it is the time following and closing the late summer-early fall harvests, when the crowds of people still living mostly on agriculture were most exhausted from the physical labor that they had just finished.
The Feasts of Yahuwah: Stages of Salvation History
The birth of Yahushua, as well as all the events of the history of Salvation known until now, all and exclusively took place during original “Jewish” biblical festivals. read more about it here
The Sacrifice of the Cross on Pesach, the Resurrection on the Feast of Firstfruits, the gift of the Holy Spirit on Shavuot. Now humanity has been in the period between Shavuot and Yom HaTrua for almost 2000 years. The next fulfillment will be the Rapture, when the shofar will sound as announced in 2 Thessalonians and Revelation of John. Then, on Yom Kippur, Israel will recognize the Messiah in Yahushua and mourn him as the firstborn son.
Succoth is the feast of the final harvest, when the Messiah will return and gather the peoples that have not taken the mark of the beast. Succoth’s duration of several days symbolizes the duration of the Millennium at the end of which the new heavens and the new earth will be created as the new beginning in a new month of Nissan.
Succoth will be the last holiday to be fulfilled. Yahushua, the Lamb of Elohim, could not appear during this feast, since His Birth announces the New Creation of humanity.
The first day of the year
Contrary to Jewish tradition, which regards Yom HaTrua as the beginning of the Judaic year and renames it Rosh Hashanah (head of the year), the laws of physics and nature bear witness to a completely different time, concerning which moment of the year should be considered as its beginning. If the word of Elohim which has long defined times and days is no longer enough for people, then let the laws of physics and nature alone bear witness to it: The creation of the world could not have taken place any other time than in spring, when Life springs out from nothingness.
Life always begins in spring then goes through a summer and an fall to finally disappear in winter.
And for those for whom the Word of Elohim suffices, on the basis of Exodus 12:1-2, we can again declare that the first day of the year, thus that of creation is the
1st of Nissan
Yahuwah said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt, “This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year. Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household. Exodus 12:1-3
The 1st of Nissan, which according to the civil calendar usually falls between the end of March and the beginning of April each year, is not considered a holiday. Thus, Joseph and Miriam could go wherever they wanted, they were not breaking the law if they did not go up to Jerusalem.
Everything was created in, through and for Yahusha. When could he has been born, if not on this day when Life revives
By the way, Yahushua’s birth was not only on the first day of the first month of the year, but also on the first day of the week, as was his resurrection. Therefore, the first day of creation was Nissan 1, the first day of the week. This, however, is by no means an excuse to change the Shabbat law. See Saturday / Sunday
It is interesting to notice that the majority of ancient peoples, including the Greeks and Romans, originally set the beginning of the year at the spring equinox, which is around March 20-21. This is evidenced by the names of certain months still in use today such as September, October, November, December, which are respectively derived from the Greek and Latin numerals seven, eight, nine and ten. The months of July and August were added later, so shifting their original occurrence. Thus the seventh month September became the ninth etc.
The pagan astrological cycle also begins with the constellation of Aries or Ram towards the end of March. The ram which by the way is a symbol of renewal and fertility. The one-year-old male sacrificial lamb was also already and practically a ram.
The Sacrificial Lambs
We know from the accounts that the shepherds were outside with their cattle in the evening, late at night, even at night. Shepherds only come out with their herds at night at calving time, when the females give birth to their young.
And sheep only give birth once a year: during the spring.
Another interesting thing is that the Passover sacrificial lambs, which were specifically offered as a burnt offering in the Temple in Jerusalem, came from the area of Bethlehem. The sacrificial lambs were symbolically brought to the Holy Place from King David’s hometown.
The local shepherds who appear in the Nativity Story were none other than the herders of these specific lambs. Elohim reveals the news of the Birth of His Lamb to these Shepherds, for they were already awaiting the birth of the sacrificial Passover lambs.
Moreover, according to the law, the paschal lamb had to be one year old. This clearly indicates that
each Passover sacrificial lamb had to be born on the previous year’s Passover period
Yahushua’s life did not last a year, but much longer. However, as the Perfect Sacrificial Lamb, He also had to be born at the time foreseen by the Law as well as the animals which foreshadowed Him having all been born a year earlier.
In addition, on the 10th of the month of Nissan, the sacrificial lamb was to be separated and brought into homes, a few days before their sacrifice at Passover which takes place on 14-15 Nissan. This is what happened on Palm Sunday: Yahuwah brings his own Son, the Lamb, to his own house, Jerusalem, on the back of a donkey and celebrated as King.
Completed holiday cycle
Yahushua is the Alpha and the Omega, or rather the א (alef) and the ת (tet) according to the original Hebrew alphabet. Everything was created in, for and through Him.
The Feasts ordained by Yahuwah all point to Him and He fulfills all of them.
The Lamb of Elohim physically appeared in the visible world on the first day of the Creation of the world. He came down here in order to perform the final Sacrifice of the Lamb on a Passover feast which was subsequent to the one on which his was born.
From his birth, the Messiah bears in him all the feasts while opening a new cycle: the one of the time of Mercy.
Since Pentecost, filled with the Holy Spirit, we live in the time of harvest and await the rapture which will take place at a certain time on the first or second day of the feast of Yom HaTruá, the exact year being still unknown. In the meantime, our task is to gather souls as well as teach and further strengthen those who have already been gathered, so that they will remain in faith till the end.
Celebrate His birth?
Yes, we can, you even owe it. Although we emphasize that celebrating a birthday separately is very dangerous and incomplete, because we are opening a cycle that has already gone further. If we retain only one aspect of it, we cut ourselves off from the whole.
The Word does not mention in a clear and precise way the moment of his birthday, because Elohim does not want humanity to remain stuck on the image of the child Jesus. This intention has obviously not really been respected so far.
However, the elements of the story are clear, only spring can come into consideration and anyone who has eyes, ears and knowledge of the roots knows this. Humanity and among them a large part of Christianity fell into the temptation to want to celebrate and detach an event to assimilate it to their great pagan feast in order to safeguard the tradition of their ancestors rather than submitting themselves to the gift of Sanctification proposed by the Spirit of the Messiah. The Christmas story is such a test that many people still stumble over.
It is indeed possible to celebrate the birth of the Lamb of Elohim every Passover, but only do so if we also remember the rest of his work and life,
the Sacrifice of the Cross, then the Resurrection, Ascension and the coming of the Ruach HaKodesh/Holy Spirit.
One of the great conspiracies of the Romanization or Hellenization of the Church also manifested here, as we wrote earlier in connection with the false feast called Christmas. Now, digging a little deeper, we can also see that once again an original New Year has been twisted twofold: On the one hand by rabbinic Judaism postponing it to a later holiday which has nothing to see with the New Year; and on the other hand by the Greco-Romans who postponed it to their winter solstice and the Gregorian New Year.
Because the Savior was truly born on New Year’s Day. But not according to the Roman calendar, not even according to the modern Jewish calendar, but according to the original biblical calendar.
So, on this December 31, 2022, we do not wish you a happy new year, especially since 2023 does not bode well, but we will possibly do so next spring. As usual, we rather and above all wish you all good and new Reformations!
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