This page lists the ancient Biblical Appointed Times for the year 2018, and includes the Appointed Times for both the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere.
The Bible tells us to determine the Appointed Times by the Sun and Moon:
“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.
And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.” Genesis 1:14,16
The first Appointed Time is Passover:
“In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the Lord‘s Passover.” Leviticus 23:5
The Appointed Time of Passover is the 14th day of the First Month. But when does the First Month start? The word translated as “month” in the Bible literally means “New Moon.” So each Biblical month starts on a New Moon. But which New Moon of the year represents the First New Moon?
Deuteronomy 16 explains that the Month of “Abib” is the month of Passover, which means Abib is the First Month:
“Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the Lord thy God: for in the month of Abib the Lord thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night.” Deuteronomy 16:1
The word “Abib” literally means “greening of crop” which we know happens in the Spring.
Exodus 34:22 gives us another clue. It says both the Appointed Time of the Weeks of Firstfruits and the Appointed Time of Ingathering, (Tabernacles/Sukkot) should be observed at the turning of the year:
“And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering AT THE YEAR’S TURNING.” Exodus 34:22
There are four turnings of the year. The spring equinox, the summer solstice, the fall equinox, and the winter solstice:
Exodus 34:22 says the Weeks of Firstfruits and Tabernacles will occur on two of those turns, and we know the Weeks of Firstfruits start in the first month and Tabernacles is in the 7th month (Leviticus 23):
“And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the Lord. Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals; they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the Lord.” Leviticus 23:15-17
“Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the Lord.” Leviticus 23:34
So Exodus 34:22 is telling us to observe the first and seventh months at the turn of the year.
Since the first month of Abib literally means “greening of crop” then the first month occurs in the Spring, and the turning of the year would refer to the Spring Equinox.
In Leviticus 23:10, it says the Weeks of First Fruits begin at the harvest, which is generally in the fall. So that tells us one of the turns should occur at the Fall Equinox. But we also know that the Appointed Times of the first month are almost identical to the Appointed Times of the seventh month:
|Day 1- Moses set up Tabernacle (Exodus 40)||Day 1- Trumpets (Leviticus 23)|
|Day 9- Atonement (Leviticus 23)|
|Day 10- Lamb brought into home (Exodus 12)||Day 10- Atonement (Numbers 29)|
|Day 14 Passover (Leviticus 23)|
|Day 14-21 Unleavened Bread (Exodus 12)||Day 15-22 Tabernacles (Leviticus 23)|
This may indicate that the Appointed Times were meant to be observed in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres over the whole planet:
On the Fall Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere it is the Spring Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa. The texts tell us to observe the turn of the first month at the harvest, which would seem to refer to fall, but when it is fall in the southern hemisphere it is spring in the northern hemisphere. So the two turns Exodus 34 must be referring to are the Spring and Fall equinoxes; that is when the first and seventh months should occur.
The specific harvest Leviticus 23 refers to is the wheat harvest. Exodus 34:22 clarifies that. And the wheat harvest can occur either in the Spring or Fall, depending on the type of wheat and location. In the Northern Hemisphere, “Winter Wheat” is usually harvested from Spring to early Autumn. This is a world map of wheat production. The largest producer of wheat in 2009, was the United States, but in 2010, the top producer was the European Union followed by China and India.
The “Wheat Harvest” is a code in the biblical texts. It represents the escape, and we are told that escape will occur at the time of the asteroid impact. The First Fruits of the wheat harvest in the Bible is observed during the Appointed Time of the Weeks, which starts in the first month and ends on Shavuot in the 3rd month. But as we just saw, there are wheat harvests occurring at different times of the year, from Spring to Autumn, and that may explain why the Appointed Times of the first and seventh months match.
So lets look at 2018. Here are the moon phases in 2018 according to the Naval Observatory. The link will open up a new tab which will make it easier to follow along:
In January 2018, we are finishing up the 9th month. The 24th day of the 9th month (Haggai 2:18-23) will occur on the window of January 10-12:
The 10th month in the Northern Hemisphere starts on the New Moon and First Crescent of January 17th and 18th. That is the start of the 4th month in the Southern Hemisphere:
The new moon of February 15 will start the 11th month in the Northern Hemisphere and the 5th month in the Southern Hemisphere:
The new moon of March 17 will start the 12th month in the Northern Hemisphere and the 6th month in the Southern Hemisphere:
The texts tell us to observe the first and seventh months at the turning of the year, and the turning of the year is the turning of the season (really, the turning of the earth around the sun), from either winter to spring, or summer to fall:
In modern times we know the exact date that turning occurs; we call it the equinox, but in ancient times, they didn’t have the technology we have now, so they had to go out to observe the sun and moon physically (which is how the Bible says to do it).
In the Northern Hemisphere winter, the sun will set to the left of due west:
and the moon will rise to the left of due east:
In the Northern Hemisphere summer, the sun sets to the right of due west:
and the moon rises to the right of due east:
So the turn happens when the sun and moon move past the center point of due east or west. That’s the equinox. That’s the turn that the ancient biblical texts say to observe in the first and seventh month.
In modern times, we know exactly which day the equinox occurs. In 2018, the first Equinox will occur on March 20th. However, in ancient times they had to physically observe the turn, their instruments were not as precise, and in some cases they may have had to walk long distances to get a good view of the horizon. So it was much more involved in ancient times and required much more work. Some people have theorized that the ancient people probably observed the turn on the day the moon was most visible; the full moon. In that case, when the turn was observed to be completed on the full moon, they would have two weeks to prepare for the first day of the first month on the following new moon, two weeks later:
You may wonder why the ancient Appointed Times are important to us in modern times, and one of the main reasons I personally watch them, is because the fulfillment of the Revelation 12 Sign occurred on the exact Appointed Time of Trumpets in 2012 on the Ancient Calendar. That may indicate the Ancient Calendar is still in effect, and because the first and seventh month Appointed Times match, that indicates the Appointed Times were meant to be observed in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. That makes sense because Jesus said Israel refers to the whole world, not just the middle east:
- “And he said unto them, Go ye into ALL THE WORLD, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15
- “But GO rather TO the lost sheep of the HOUSE OF ISRAEL. And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matthew 10:6,7
- “But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.” Matthew 10:23
So we’ll be looking for the turn of the sun and the moon in the spring and fall, following the same method we used in 2012 that gave us the sign on Trumpets, and will consider both the Northern and Southern hemisphere Appointed Times accordingly.
The ancient people most likely took a special trip to look for the turn on the week of the full moon, if they were not living on a flat, open plain that had a good view of the horizon.
So if we look at the full moon on March 2, we can see the moon was rising to the left of due east; its winter position in the Northern Hemisphere:
And the sun was setting to the left of due West:
The turn of the sun and moon will not have occurred by the full moon of March 2nd. So the first month would not have started on the new moon of March 17 in ancient times:
It is most likely that they would have waited, and looked for the turn again on the next full moon of March 31, and you can see the moon will be rising to the right of due East on that date:
and the sun will be setting to the right of due west; its summer position:
So the turn will be complete by the observance of the March 31 full moon, and the ancient people would have started their first month two weeks later, on the new moon of April 16:
So in 2018 the first month in the Northern Hemisphere on the Ancient Calendar starts on the New Moon of April 16:
The texts don’t seem to specify whether we are supposed to start on the actual new moon or the first visible crescent of the new moon, which occurs the next day. So we consider both the new moon and first crescent as the possible first day of each month, and that gives us a three day window for each date on the Ancient Calendar because Genesis 1 tells us the days start in the evening. So, the first day of the first month in the Northern Hemisphere for 2018 is either the evening of April 16 until the evening of the 17th, or the evening of the 17th until the evening of the 18th.
In Leviticus 23:3 we’re told the Sabbath is the 7th day, so it will be the window from Sunday evening to Tuesday evening from the first month until the sixth month in 2018 (the first and seventh months start a new Sabbath window which we will discuss later). The ancient Biblical texts do not say the Sabbath is a certain Roman week day, in fact, the words “Monday”, “Tuesday”, etc. do not appear in the original text at all. Leviticus 23 tells us the Sabbath is the “Seventh Day”. It also tells us Passover is the Sabbath, and Passover is the 14th day of the First Month (the second “7th day”). In addition, Leviticus 23 tells us that we should count seven Sabbaths after Passover. So that means the “Sabbath” must be the 7th day from the first day of the first month. That means the Sabbath is not on the Roman Calendar at all. It cannot be Saturday or Sunday or any other Roman day of the week. It is the 7th day from the first new moon of the year (after the turn):
Then in Leviticus 23:5, we’re told the 14th day will be Passover. The 14th day from the first New Moon will land on April 29-May 1. Then we’re told in Exodus 12:18 that the 7 days of Unleavened Bread should be observed from the 14th day until the 21st day. So that will be April 29-May 8, considering the 3 day windows for each day.
In the Southern Hemisphere, they are entering the winter season, so they are starting the seventh month on April 16-18. In Leviticus 23, we’re told the first day of the 7th month is the Appointed Time of Trumpets. So April 16-18, 2018 is the Appointed Time of Trumpets in the Southern Hemisphere. Then, the evening of the 9th day until the evening of the 10th day is the Appointed Time of Atonement (Lev 23:27-32). So in the Southern Hemisphere, the Day of Atonement will be either the evening of April 24 until the 25, or the evening of the 25th until the evening of the 26th. Then Tabernacles in the Southern Hemisphere will be the 15th day until the 22nd day (Lev 23:34). So the first day of Tabernacles in the Southern Hemisphere will be the window from April 30-May 2. And the 7th day of Tabernacles in the Southern Hemisphere will be May 6-8. But notice Leviticus 23:39 tells us Tabernacles has an 8th day. So the 8th day of Tabernacles in the Southern Hemisphere will be the window from May 7-9, 2018:
Also, in the Northern Hemisphere the first month will start the Appointed Time of the Weeks. In Leviticus 23:10-17 it says after Passover a sheaf of the first fruits will be waved, and that sheaf of the first fruits will be waved on the “morrow after the sabbath”, “you shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths; even unto the morrow after the 7th sabbath shall you number 50 days.” So that is the weeks of the first fruits. It’s a period of 7 weeks, exactly 50 days, and it starts the day after the Sabbath, when the first fruits are waved. The New Testament of the Bible tells us the “First Fruits” represent Jesus and he died on Passover, so Passover seems to be the Sabbath it refers to.
It tells us to count 50 days starting the day after the Sabbath (Passover). So ancient omer day 1 will be April 30-May 2, depending on whether you consider the first day of the month the new moon or the first crescent. Then omer day 7 (Sabbath 1 of the Feast of Weeks) will be May 6-8:
Omer day 14 (Sabbath 2) will be May 13-15, Omer day 21 (Sabbath 3) will be May 20-22, Omer day 28 (Sabbath 4) will be May 27-29, Omer day 35 (Sabbath 5) will be June 3-5, and Omer Day 42 will be June 10-12:
There are a few more important Biblical dates to watch within that window as well. The Biblical 40 Days of Rain in the story of Noah is important in the end time. Luke 17:26 says that the end event will be as it was in the days of Noah. We also know the “rain” in the story of Noah represents the asteroid impact, as explained in Luke 17:29. So the 40 days of rain on the Biblical calendar represent a watch window each year.
In Genesis 7:11 we are told the 40 days of rain begin on the 17th day of the second month. In 2018, the second month begins on the new moon of May 15th (8th month in the Southern Hemisphere), and the 17th day of the 2nd month (in the Northern Hemisphere) occurs on the window of May 31-June 2:
We are told the 40 days of rain include both days and nights, therefore the final date of this watch will be on July 10-12. Also notice in the same week, the 24th day of the 9th month will occur in the Southern Hemisphere (Haggai 2:18-23). This is also an important watch each season. The new moon and first crescent of June 13th and 14th represent the start of the 3rd month in the Northern Hemisphere and the 9th month in the Southern Hemisphere. So the 24th day of the 9th month (in the Southern Hemisphere) will occur on the window of July 6-8:
Next, the 10th month is always a watch due to Esther 2:16, which represents the Bride (Multitude) taken to the King (God); the escape. The 10th month in the Southern Hemisphere will start on the New Moon and first crescent of July 13th and 14th and will continue until the new moon of August 11. (This represents the 4th month in the Northern Hemisphere):
The start of the 5th month in the Northern Hemisphere and the 11th month in the Southern Hemisphere occurs on the new moon and first crescent of August 11 and 12:
You will also notice that on the full moon of August 26, the turn of the moon will not have occurred yet:
The moon is still rising to the right of due East and the sun is still setting to the right of due West (their summer positions in the northern hemisphere):
The 6th month in the Northern Hemisphere and the 12th month in the Southern Hemisphere will occur on the new moon window of September 9-11:
And on the full moon of September 25 both the sun and moon will have made their turn:
The start of the 7th month in the Northern Hemisphere; the Feast of Trumpets on the ancient Biblical Calendar, will occur on the new moon window of October 9-11, True Atonement will occur on the window of October 17-19, and Tabernacles from October 23-November 1, 2018.
In the Southern Hemisphere, October 9-11 will represent the first day of the First Month, Passover will occur from October 22-24, and the window for Unleavened Bread will occur from October 22-30.
Also, because the Southern Hemisphere is starting their first month, that means there will be a new Sabbath day; the seventh day from the first day of the first month. The new Sabbath day window, starting on October 15, will be either from Monday evening to Tuesday evening, or Tuesday evening to Wednesday evening, and that will last for six months, until the Spring of 2019; the start of the Northern Hemisphere first month.
Omer Day 1 in the Southern Hemisphere will occur from October 23-25, and Omer Day 7 (Sabbath 1 of First Fruits) will be October 29-31:
Omer day 14 (Sabbath 2 of First Fruits) will be November 5-7, Omer day 21 (Sabbath 3 of First Fruits) will be November 12-14, Omer day 28 (Sabbath 4) will be November 19-21, and Omer day 35 (Sabbath 5) will be November 26-28:
Omer day 42 (Sabbath 6) will be December 3-5, Omer day 49 (Sabbath 7) will be December 10-12, and Omer day 50 (SHAVUOT, the WHEAT HARVEST) will occur on the window of December 11-13 (in the Southern Hemisphere):
The new moon and first crescent of November 7th and 8th represent the 8th month in the Northern Hemisphere and the 2nd month in the Southern Hemisphere. The 17th day of the second month starts the Noah’s rain watch, on the window of November 23-25, 2018:
and the Noah’s Rain watch lasts until January 2-4, 2019. Also notice the 3rd month in the Southern Hemisphere starts on the new moon and first crescent of December 7th and 8th, which is the start of the 9th month in the Northern Hemisphere. The 24th day of the 9th month (Haggai 2:18-23) will occur on the window of December 30, 2018 to January 1, 2019:
Those are the ancient Biblical Appointed Times for 2018.