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New Moon Proclaimed! Teruah! Trumpets! 5783/2022

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Fall Feasts, Prophecy, Signs: Sun, Moon, Stars..., Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2022 by paulthepoke

The following is from Brother Mark Harris of

Hello To All The Brethren Worldwide!

The New Moon was sighted this evening in Israel, Tuesday, September 27th, 2022! The Fall Feast Season has begun! That means Yom Teruah/The Feast of Trumpets/First Day of the 7th Month is upon us!

Therefore the first day of the Seventh Month starts Tonight (Tuesday) September 27th, evening at sundown, and goes through (Wednesday) September, 28th.

Sighted By: Chris Guenther, Tchiya Jenkins, followed by three others.

Date Sighted: Tuesday, September 27th, 2022! 

Biblical Hebrew Month: This is the Seventh Biblical Hebrew Month, also known as Tishrei.

Look toward the western sky this evening and see if you can see the New Moon!

Here are the Dates on which we will be celebrating Yah’s Appointed Feasts (Leviticus 23) this year, 2022.

Yom Teruah/The Feast of Trumpets/First Day of the 7th Month  –  Wednesday, September 28th 
(Starting the night before on the 27th, New Moon Sited in Israel, and worldwide, on Tuesday, Sept 27th)

Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement/10th Day of the 7th Month  –  Friday, October 7th 
(Starting the night before on October 6th)

Sukkot/Feast of Tabernacles/15th Day of the 7th Month  –  Wednesday, October 12th 
(Starting the night before on October 11th)

Shabbat During Feast  –  Saturday, October 15th 
(Starting the night before on October 14th)

Last Great Day  –  Wednesday, October 19th 
(Starting the night before on October 18th)

A few things to remember…

Every 7 years, Yah has ordained a year of release called the Shemitah (Leviticus 25). 
This is it! The Shemitah! 

And, as it says in Deuteronomy 31, We’ll be reading the whole Torah at the Feast!

Deuteronomy 31:9-13 So Moses wrote this law and delivered it to the priests, the sons of Levi, who bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and to all the elders of Israel. And Moses commanded them, saying: “At the end of every seven years, at the appointed time in the year of release, at the Feast of Tabernacles, when all Israel comes to appear before YHWH your Elohim in the place which He chooses, you shall read this law before all Israel in their hearing. Gather the people together, men and women and little ones, and the stranger who is within your gates, that they may hear and that they may learn to fear YHWH your Elohim and carefully observe all the words of this law, and that their children, who have not known it, may hear and learn to fear YHWH your Elohim as long as you live in the land which you cross the Jordan to possess.”

We should gather together men, women, and children to read the Book of the Law together in its entirety! What are we to learn from reading it? That we may hear and learn to fear YHWH and obey it!

For those who are interested in the Creator’s calendar. Check out the 2 videos below.

New Moon!!! Yom Teruah/Feast of Trumpets/Rosh Hashanah Declared, Tishri 1, 5781/2020

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Fall Feasts, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , on September 18, 2020 by paulthepoke

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Shalom Y’all!

The New Moon was sighted this evening, Friday, September 18th, 2020 by many observers who were looking this evening…

Reports received from various observers in Israel:

“Moon sighted (naked eye) at 6:51 (then lost to sight, then seen again) from Poriya Illit by Becca Biderman.”

“From Jerusalem at 6:54pm by Devorah Gordon, followed by Rebeca Corlan, Ion Corlan, Cristian Pricop, Dawn Austin, Grant and Reidar.”

This means sunset on Friday, 18 September 2020 marks the beginning of the new month and the Feast Of Trumpets!

Sighted By: Denis, Maureen Chkolnik. Yoel Halevi and his son. Becca Biderman…. Rebeca Corlan, Ion Corlan, Cristian Pricop, Dawn Austin, Grant and Reidar.

Date Sighted: Friday, September 18th, 2020.

Time Sighted: 7:06pm Jerusalem, Israel time.

Biblical Hebrew Month: This will be the Seventh Biblical Hebrew Month, also known as Tishri or Ethanim.

The Feast of Trumpets/Yom Teruah begins at sunset Friday, September 18th 2020.

Atonment/Yom Kippurim: Monday, September 28th
Tabernacles/Sukkot: Saturday, October 3rd – Friday, October 9th
Last Great Day of the Feast: Saturday, October 10th

Have a very blessed and happy Feast season!
Chag Sameach!!
~ Brother Mark Harris

photo: pinterest

Rosh Chodesh, Head of the Month

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Fall Feasts, Prophecy, Signs: Sun, Moon, Stars... with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2020 by paulthepoke

The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah/Yom Teruah/Feast of Trumpets, begins at the sighting of the new moon in a few days.

How is a new moon or a new month determined on the Hebrew calendar? God operates on a lunar calendar. Jews have utilized the following procedure every month for thousands of years. It is called Rosh Chodesh which means “head of the month”.

At the end of a lunar cycle, the moon is dark and is not seen for 2-3 days. So, the new moon could be identified during this 2-3 day period …of that day or hour no one knows…

Photo by brakou abdelghani on

By definition, a new moon is proclaimed when the first little sliver emerges from a darkened moon. It is a tiny crescent that is noted briefly at sunset on the western horizon. The month begins at the sighting of the new moon.

Two witnesses have to confirm the sighting. Upon agreement, the two witnesses report to the high priest. When the new moon is confirmed, the trumpet (shofar/ram’s horn) is blown. Why two witnesses? This concept is part of Jewish law. 

Deuteronomy 19:15-21 A single witness shall not rise up against a man on account of any iniquity or any sin which he has committed; on the evidence of two or three witnesses a matter shall be confirmed. If a malicious witness rises up against a man to accuse him of wrongdoing, then both the men who have the dispute shall stand before the Lord, before the priests and the judges who will be in office in those days. The judges shall investigate thoroughly, and if the witness is a false witness and he has accused his brother falsely, then you shall do to him just as he had intended to do to his brother. Thus you shall purge the evil from among you. The rest will hear and be afraid, and will never again do such an evil thing among you. Thus you shall not show pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

Two or more witnesses to the new moon are legally establishing as fact per the law.

Brother Mark Harris explains the Creator’s Calendar in the YouTube video below.

Here is a link to his affiliated website.

If this concept was applied today, would society be different? Would people spread lie(s) about other people if they knew the consequence would be the punishment of the lie(s) they were spreading?

In the future, God will have two people bear witness to the world that humanity is sinful. With these two witnesses, He is establishing a legal declaration of evidence. If God is wrong and lying about humanity, He would bring judgment accordingly upon Himself per the law in Deuteronomy 19

Revelation 11:3 And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.

God’s two witnesses will be falsely accused and put to death.

Revelation 11:11-12 But after the three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood up on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them. Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here!” And they went up to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies watched them.

Truth wins…

Trend Update: Shemitah Years Ends, September 2015

Posted in Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 23, 2015 by paulthepoke

Deuteronomy 15:1-2 At the end of every seven years you shall grant a remission of debts. This is the manner of remission: every creditor shall release what he has loaned to his neighbor; he shall not exact it of his neighbor and his brother, because the LORD’S remission has been proclaimed.


Full disclosure: This post was written one week before recent stock market sell off for week ending 8/21/15.

“remission of debts…” In the original Hebrew text “of debts” is not present. “of debts” was added by the translators. Shemitah is the Hebrew word for remission. Shemitah as defined by Strong’s Concordance means: cancellation of debts, letting drop of exactions, (temporary) remitting, release (from debt).

Shemitah comes from the root word shamat.

We are approaching the end of a civil year per God’s calendar. This past year has been unique. It has been a Shemitah or Sabbatical year. It is the seventh year of a set of seven years. God sets a seventh year aside for the land to rest. He also has economic provisions for the remission, cancellation, and release of debt.

The Hebrew civic new year started on Rosh Hashanah, Tishri 1, in the fall of 2014, specifically, at sundown on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 on our Gregorian calendar.

Elul, the last month of the Hebrew civic year, has begun as of the weekend of August 15, 2015 (Gregorian calendar).

The last day of the Hebrew civic year ends sunset Sunday, September 13, 2015. Elul 29 marks the end of the month and civic year for Israel. This will conclude a Shemitah year.

Incidentally, the end of the year is marked with a partial solar eclipse. Genesis 1:14 Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years… The Hebrew word for “sign” is owth. Per Strong’s Concordance owth means: a distinguishing mark, banner, remembrance, miraculous sign, omen, or warning.

Jewish rabbis teach when the sun is in eclipse on God’s appointed holidays, it is a bad omen for the world (no Biblical support for this teaching).

…because the LORD’S remission has been proclaimed.

So does God still take this seriously? Does recent history validate this seven year pattern of debt forgiveness and economic release? Let’s subtract by seven years at a time.

The greatest crash in stock market history took place on September 29, 2008. This event took place on the last day of a Shemitah year, Elul 29 on a Hebrew calendar.

The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 took place during a Shemitah year. On September 17, 2001, the Dow Jones Index lost 684 points. This date was the last day of the Hebrew civic year, Elul 29, a Shemitah year.

The bond market crash of 1994 took place during a Shemitah year.

The Black Monday stock market crash of 1987 took place immediately after the Shemitah year of rest.

The Mystery of the Shemitah, Jonathan Cahn.

Let me be clear. I am not saying something is going to happen from sunset September 13 through sunset September 14, 2015. God is not obligated to do anything. God is in control and has His time table. The pattern of recent history has become more precise and focal to Elul 29 on a Shemitah year.

The point of the Shemitah is to turn and trust in God. He will provide.

Make what you want of recent economic history in Shemitah years. Make your own informed decision. Maybe it is coincidence or chance…but it does follow God’s law and economic pattern.

The world is swimming in trillions (1,000,000,000,000) of dollars of debt. Some estimates are upwards of $223,000,000,000,000.

Lookout below IF God has His release of debt. The timing is right for mid-September, 2015. 

…because the LORD’S remission has been proclaimed.

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