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Creation of days,weeks, months and years


Genesis 1:1-5 reads: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light”, and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light day, and the darkness he called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.”

The first of God’s creations was the separation of light from darkness. The light He called it light day and of the darkness He called it the night. The light day and the dark night then added up to constitute a full day, one day. The Lord obviously created the necessary things to make this happen, and to make life habitable for the living creatures which were to dwell upon the earth.

Genesis 1:14-19 proceeds to read: And God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, and them be lights in the firmament of the heavens to give lights upon the earth”. And it was so. And God made the two great lights, the greater light to rule the day (sun), and the lesser light (moon) to rule the night; he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.”. This was thus the creation of the days.

The creation of the weeks came about after the Lord had finished the core business of other heavenly and earthly creations.

This is how the week came into being. Genesis 2:1-3 reads: Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work which he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all his work which he had done in creation.”

The Lord mentions that the sun and the moon were to generate the “seasons”, “days” and the “years”.

We now know for a fact that the earth revolves around the sun and in so doing it creates the different seasons of the different global regions of the planet Earth, depending on its position towards the sun.

We also know that the Earth takes approximately 365 days to make a complete rotation, thus constituting a full year.

The moon also helps in the creation of both the months and the years. We know the moon takes between 28-29 days to circle around the earth. The first sighting of the first crescent of the moon signifies the start of a new circle constituting the month.

However, because the earth takes about 365 days to make a full rotation around the sun to complete a full year, and the moon approximately 28 days to complete a month, it would then mean that the moon has to make 13 circles or months to equate to 365 days of the solar year.

If we follow God’s calendar based on His statement of the sun and moon’s purpose of creating the seasons days and years, it should add to 13 full moons to give us a year. This is in fact the biblical calendar created by the Lord our God at creation.

The calendar we use today is far from that which the Lord prescribed, so are the weeks and months. Of the months God clearly stated which should be the beginning of the years. The Lord our God decreed which of the months of the Solar-Lunar calendar should be observed as the first month of the year.

The days are marked off by every rising of the sun while the months are tied to the cycles of the moon. The year is based on the earth’s rotation around the sun. The combination of the rotations and circles around the sun and the moon determines the biblical calendar of days, weeks, months, seasons and the years.

The month when we celebrate the Passover was prescribed to be the beginning of the months, of the year. This is in remembrance of the month when the Lord our God passed through the land of Egypt, in Africa, in His execution mission of the freedom of the children of Israel from Egyptian slavery.

The full details of the story and prescriptions of the Passover are inscribed in the second book of Moses, commonly called Exodus.

Exodus 12:1-20 reads: The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, “This month shall be for you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year for you. Tell all the congregation of Israel that on the tenth day of this month they shall take every man a lamb according to their father’s houses, a lamb for a household; and for the household is too small for a lamb, then a man and his neighbour next to his house shall take according to the number of persons; according to what each can eat you shall make your count for the lamb.

“Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male a year old; you shall take it from the sheep or from the goats; and you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month, when the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill their lambs in the evening.

“Then they shall take some of the blood, and put it on the two doorposts and the lintels of the houses in which they eat them. They shall eat the flesh that night, roasted; with unleavened bread and bitter herbs they shall eat it. Do not eat any of it raw or boiled with water, but roasted, its head with its legs and its inner parts. And you shall let none of it remain until the morning, anything that remains the morning you shall burn. In this manner you shall eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord’s Passover. For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will smite all the first born in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgements: I am the Lord. The blood shall be a sign for you, upon the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague shall fall upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.

“This day shall be for you a memorial day, and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord, throughout your generations you shall observe it as an ordinance forever…”

  • Prosper Tingini is the Scribe of the Children of God Missionary Assembly - God’s messengers. Contact details: Mobile and whatsapp: 0771 260 195. Email address: ptingini@gmail.com

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