Advancements in calendar research and the Holy Bible announce a new discovery. The Begat Genealogy of Adam in chapter 5 of Genesis measures time according to ancient lunar/solar calendars. Long ago, the Lord embedded His message of lunar/solar calendar use within the earliest scriptures of the Bible. The moon and sun were the heavenly time keepers for the very ancients. Observation was the only way to determine a calendar. The Creative Week helped plant early seeds of faith. Scriptures record the oldest calendar patterns. To the immemorial ones of antiquity, the keys of time unlocked the doors to the spirit and soul, and to eternal life and death. Operation of the calendar is the most precious eternal wisdom that mankind will ever grasp.
God's eternal time is the heavenly realm. Calendars are the human way to measure portions of God's eternity. Days, weeks, months, and years are all components of the calendar. Time builds to longer periods that usually involve multiples of years. A 10-year decade is a multiple of ten years. The 100-year century and the 1000-year millennium are larger multiples of years. Our modern year is a solar year with almost 365 and one-fourth days per year. We measure the year by watching the sun's position against the stars. If you have ever missed an appointment or arranged schedules, you know what a precise calendar means to us. General agreement unites people who use the same version of the calendar.
Very early people applied these same time concepts to their calendar. They used two luminaries in the Bible, namely the sun and moon. The greater luminary was of course, the sun. The sun's daytime position was sited to the horizon to mark the solar year. Nighttime phases of the moon marked the other half of lunar/solar time. Solar and lunar chronology lasts forever. Calendar arithmetic is crucial to understanding time reckoning patterns. Essential intercalary time was added in the form of lunar/solar separation time in this work. The original, simple lunar/solar calendar system grew for multiples of years, hundreds of years and even thousands of years. The Creative Week begins the calendar and the age of Judeo-Christianity. Imagine the spiritual insights of our Patriarchs. The greatest achievements, civilizations, kings, floods, joys, famines, wars, fears and tears would all come and go. My God, humanity is marvelous and unknown.
The grandeur of lunar/solar time reckoning unfolds before us. The earliest Bible followers required astronomy, mathematics and communication skills necessary to transfer such astonishing information down through the society. Tremendous layers, or steps, of time increment the lunar/solar sequence. Ages recorded for Adam and his descendants highlight a very sophisticated culture. An epic time scale of these proportions suggests a people with remarkable abilities. Present viewpoints diminish the abilities of prehistoric humans. Biblical stories and mythology lend new appreciation involving religious ideals. An evolved social structure persevered to maintain the lunar/solar calendar system. Early humanity was endowed with comprehension and aptitude equal to modern people. The calendar is a door to the awesome power of the Lord.
Ancient calendars provide the tools we need to reconstruct this early calendar system of Genesis. The three oldest known calendars furnish lunar/solar reckoning insights. The Jewish Calendar, the Egyptian Calendar and the ancient Sun Kingdoms' Calendars of the Americas contribute variations in time parameters. Time cycles are a necessary calendar focal point. However, discussion may imply names and meanings outside traditional creeds. Pursuant research should not be misconstrued. Fragmentary evidence from other calendar systems, such as the calendar of Enoch, seventh descendant from Adam is incorporated. We will be using other sacred texts, like the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Book of Jubilees and information from various Hebrew Encyclopedias. We will penetrate to the past extreme.
Calendar knowledge is sacred ground to the Lord. Readers should conform to study this material with a reverent posture. We seek a closer walk with God rather than transgress with impiety in our hearts. Our learning objectives embrace multicultural faiths. Ancient calendars of the Holy Bible center lunar/solar time analysis upon Judeo-Christian teachings.
People long ago knew calendar secrets lead to the supernatural. Spiritual borders were crossed every time a Sabbath or holiday was observed. Active worship enhanced the speed and efficiency of prayer calling. Time projections were designed to achieve results. Early religion and calendar rituals were united. Priests and astronomers once shared the class of religious elect. They created futures for social benefit. Responsibility for controlling information was the hallmark of the elders.
Privileged groups including royalty and Shaman priests performed cultural steering according to ceremonies marked by the agricultural calendar. Offerings and sacrifices were integrated with festivals. Superstitions, prophecies and visions had significance. Ancient religion tended to wrap calendar secrets in mythology and oral stories. Righteous victory in one camp was anotherís evil curse. Hidden temple rites of the Egyptian neophyte priest exhibit a controlling theme. Secret doctrines from the fallen angel, Enoch are known to have influential aspects via calendar impressions. Mystical lore was asserted from ruling authorities.
Traditional Judeo-Christianity recognizes one omnipotent Almighty. Followers believe all things are subordinate to God. In a spiritual dimension, we tend to class events within the kingdoms of good and evil. Calendar research manages a very fine line between these schools of thought. There are numerous arguments on each side. Spiritual forces are largely subjective. Prevailing opinion, emotion, level of intent and other factors weigh in our personal judgment. We have to exercise caution here. There are reasons behind all the secrecy. Time is fluid and dynamic in nature. The Lord works in mysterious ways. At this point, I should insert some of my personal testimony.
I started linking 19 and 20-year cycles of lunar/solar time reckoning and the calendars of the Sun Kingdoms. Definite calendar agreements had attracted my intuition. Previously, I had not studied any of the mechanics of the Jewish calendar. I knew very little about Judaism, or its associated calendar. I had only read that it was extremely old. I wanted to see if there were relationships between the Jewish calendar and those of the Americas.
Are you a pastor, educator or a student of the Holy Bible? Timeemits.com seeks anointed people to review and contribute to the Ages of Adam ministry. Ancient lunar/solar calendars like the Jewish and Mayan calendars provide the background to understanding early time. Ancient calendars of the Holy Bible use differences between the moon and sun, numerical matching and a 364-day calendar year to describe X-number of days that match with X-number of years. Ages of Adam is a free read at www.timeemits.com.
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