This is the long awaited post on how to find the Sabbath and the true festivals, according to the ancient Bantu calendar. A calendar used in the Promised Land in ancient times by the Children of the (Bantu) Hebrew Tribes of Israel. To figure this out we will combine what we read in the Bible about the seasons and the months, the waxing and waining of the moon. To accurately find festivals such as Passover and Festival of Weeks - and understand why it sometimes has the extra original Hebrew month (like leap year/month, only this event is in tune with nature). Then we will compare and set the current dates from what we know about our current Gregorian calendar. The outcome then should be The Ancient Biblical calendar. At the very least through these researches we are getting very close to again starting to keep SoNiNis most special and set apart days, some for worship, some for fasting and others for reading Scriptures and getting closer to SoNiNi, others again for relaxing and reflection.
Now it has been provided evidence in abundance that the Gregorian calendar used today is no other than a heathen calendar with little to nothing in common with the calendar being used in ancient times. Check in on all the ancient civilisations, they all used the moon to tell the months apart, and the seasons to divide the year. Even the modern Hebrew calendar admits uses of the so-called luni-solar principles. The modern calendars follow different principles. Manmade principles. So this post then is for those that already have accepted that the calendar today is inaccurate for finding the Festival days and that the Sabbath is neither Saturday or Sunday. Accepting that, hard as it may be, you will find that the Sabbath will dynamically move with the natural cycles of the moon and importantly creating New Moon Days every month. Gregorian calendar leaves out the New Moon days as a non occurrence. There is an app created by SDA that will at the very least teach you how to follow cycles of the moon, which always determines when the Sabbath is.
You can find it here.
We have no affiliation with the people or what they teach on this site, use the Spirit of Wisdom when navigating there. Although there most certainly is good information, as always use caution.
Now, just for peoples curiosity, what did Christ say? Did He not ask us to keep His Commandments? He said who loves me keeps my Commandments right?
This is Immanuel himself speaking in John 14,21:
21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and reveal Myself to him.”
Judas even asks him why he will reveal himself to them but not the world...
23 Immanuel answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.24 He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.
And what are is the Word Immanuel is talking about? What are these commandments?
17 As Immanuel started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
18 “Why do you call me good?” Immanuel answered. “No one is good—except God alone. 19 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honour your father and mother.’
20 “Teacher,” he declared, “all these I have kept since I was a boy.”
21 Immanuel looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
As you see Immanuel lists them, all 6 of them, all but the ones pertaining too SoNiNi. Why Did Immanuel choose to do that? We, that have started our journey of getting to know the man who said these words, know that those are the most important ones and only to be revealed to a person by the Father. The Hebrew Scriptures has several commandments related to keeping the calendar and the lunar cycle, and it has very steady record of what is to take place at these specific dates.
Now have a closer inspection at these Scriptures.
Look at Numbers 10,10, that talks about the importance of keeping appointed feasts and the New Moon Days, which where also feasts:
10 Also at your times of rejoicing—your appointed festivals and New Moon feasts—you are to sound the trumpets over your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, and they will be a memorial for you before SoNiNi. I am SoNiNi na NiNi.”
New Moon Days is the Day when the months resets and the Sabbath will occur 7 days from then. Now another example is the monthly offerings in Numbers, and we know all physical offerings has been done away with. Offerings of sins on the other hand, is something all people should be offering up. A turning away from sin (Numbers 28,11):
11 “‘On the first of every month, present to SoNiNi a burnt offering of two young bulls, one ram and seven male lambs a year old, all without defect.
And also very good instructions is given in Exodus how to prepare the Passover Lamb, something Immanuel was keeping and telling us to keep, because he was indeed the Passover Lamb, sacrificed for our sins (Exodus 12,2):
2 "This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year.3 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.4 If any household is too small for a whole lamb, they must share one with their nearest neighbour, having taken into account the number of people there are. You are to determine the amount of lamb needed in accordance with what each person will eat.5 The animals you choose must be year-old males without defect, and you may take them from the sheep or the goats.6 Take care of them until the fourteenth day of the month, when all the members of the community of Israel must slaughter them at twilight.7 Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs.8 That same night they are to eat the meat roasted over the fire, along with bitter herbs, and bread made without yeast.9 Do not eat the meat raw or boiled in water, but roast it over a fire—with the head, legs and internal organs.10 Do not leave any of it till morning; if some is left till morning, you must burn it.11 This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet and your staff in your hand. Eat it in haste; it is SoNiNis Passover."
Now then, knowing and believing WHEN these very descriptive meals is supposed to happen is very IMPORTANT. It separates the believer from the unbeliever. Now, if we put the Xhosa months (very similar to the Zulu months), next to the Biblical months found in the Hebrew Bible. And never-mind the names of the months as they very likely was pronounced differently in ancient times as the vernacular Hebrew has been largely lost and replaced by a form of Arabic (which has close ties to Swahili).
But rather focus on the fact that we can locate all of the feast days by using the correct month (mostly done after agriculture and when certain flowers bloom and celestial bodies). These natural signs in the sky that shows when the year begins. So another trace of ancient civilisations drawing their wisdom from nature is the fact that the first month of the year in the Xhosa calendar is EyeSilimela (or Month of the Pleiades). Now Pleiades is a Greek word derived from Pleios meaning `to sail`. And it was known that the rising of the Pleiades signified the start of the season for the fishermen and sailors, safe sailing weather for the people living on the wild-coast.
The start of the year on the Xhosa calendar is June, or The Month of Pleiades, or as it was called in the ancient times and in the Hebrew Bible, Nisan.
We will however not start our count from the Month of JUNE, as the agricultural calendar of the Hebrews would have started later, either August or September, on account of the rainy season. We have for 2021, chosen first New Moon for September, which on Gregorian is the Seventh of September.
Now instead of disagreeing with these Sabbath and Festival dates, try them out, observe them at a distance for a half a year or year if you can.
Let the Father speak to you while keeping His Sabbaths.
No more ado - Lets dive into this piece of work !
Bantu Calendar (Sept)
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