Keith Hunt - NEW MONTH DAYS? Restitution of All Things


NEW MONTH DAYS?

TWO SPECIFICS - NM DAYS SPECIAL TO GOD

1) Numbers 10:10.  Two silver trumpets were to be blown on
special days - the new month day was one of those days.
2) Numbers 28,29. Please read verses 16-19, and 26-27 of chapter
28.  Now read verse 11 of same chapter.  Also read verses 3,
9-10.  The sacrifices on the new month days show that they were
special to God.

NM DAYS WILL BE SPECIAL TO GOD IN THE MILLENNIUM

Isaiah 66:23.  This verse has often been used by today's 7th day
Sabbath observers in the church of God to show people that the
Sabbath will be observed in the Kingdom of God on earth, but
NOTICE - people will come to worship God also on the new month
day in some form or another.  Strange that people use this text
to preach the Sabbath but ignore what it says about the new month
day. Paul said the scripture was given for doctrine, to instruct,
admonish, and correct us (2 Tim.3:16).

Ezekiel 46:1-3.  Chapter 40 through 47 is a prophecy about the
Millennium Temple. Notice the gate of the inner court that looks
towards the east shall be shut the six working days, but on the
Sabbath it is opened.  And in the day of the new month it is
opened.  The people shall worship before the Lord at this gate on
the Sabbath AND on the new month days.

WHAT THE NM DAYS ARE NOT

No where in the books of Moses are the new month days called
"sabbaths."  Nowhere are we told in the Bible that we cannot do
our regular work on the new month day unless of course that day
falls on a Sabbath.

HOW THE NM DAYS WERE CELEBRATED IN THE OLD TESTAMENT

1 Samuel 20:5,18.  It would seem people (families of people)
would come together for fellowship meals.
2 Kings 4:23.  It was a day people could go before the
priest/minister of God.


THE NT CHURCH AND THE NM DAYS

Colossians 2:16.  The predominantly Gentile church at Colossae
was being judged by former friends and teachers etc. because they
had accepted Christ as Messiah and Savior, and were now living by
the laws of God which included not only the weekly Sabbath and
Festivals of the Lord, but also the new month days.

GOD HAS THREE TYPES OF FESTIVALS

Many weekly Sabbath,  annual Festival observers, have never been
taught that God has not only a weekly festival(the Sabbath day)
and annual festivals(as outlined in Lev.23) BUT God also has a
MONTHLY festival - the new month day.  Thus making three types
of festivals, namely, weekly, monthly, and annually.

HOW WE COULD OBSERVE THE NEW MONTH DAY TODAY

1)  We could take less time watching TV, or doing our pleasures
and more time in prayer, Bible study, and meditation on spiritual
things. Visiting the sick, or the shut-ins.  Writing letters of
encouragement to others.

2)  We could come together with other Christians for a meal and
fellowship.

3)  If there is a local church with  minister/s, a Bible study
hour could be arranged.  If the church is a large one in
membership, a number of in house Bible studies could be arranged
among the leading members.  
When I was pastoring in Ontario in the 80's the church was
relatively small.  On the new month days we would gather for a
pot-luck fellowship meal and Bible study.

LAST WORD

The new month day is not a Sabbath.  God allows our business to
go on as usual.  We must not become Pharisaical over new month
observance.  We must be very flexible and never judge others if
they cannot fit into our invite or have arranged other plans of
observance.
Be hospitable, kind, patient, and loving at all times.

                    ..................


			Written first in 1982
	   			   by
			       Keith Hunt 

 
Navigation List