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The Good News Journal #3

EXACT DATES of Yahshua and John

This publication of the Good News Journal - No 3 is our tribute to the knowledge and true understanding of what is Truly Holy and worthy of praise.

Jeremiah 9:23-24 (WEB)

Yahweh says, Don’t let the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, don’t let the rich man glory in his riches;  but let him who glories glory in this, that he has understanding, and knows me, that I am Yahweh who exercises loving kindness, justice, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, says Yahweh.

 

 
THE PROPHETIC BIRTH-DATE
OF
YAHSHUA THE MESSIAH
AND
JOHN THE BAPTIST
 
Introduction By Dr. Kinley
 
 

This [treatise] expounds my understanding of the Missions of John the Baptist, and Yahshua the Messiah, written according to the Scriptures, and is dedicated to every honest hearted “Seeker” of attested Truth on the earth plane. [see full Introduction, Volume-2 of Textbook, in the Library] 
 
In order to fully explain the Mission of John the Baptist and Yahshua the Messiah, we must first show their prophetic births in logical sequence. For the sake of clarity and simplicity of explanation we shall discuss the prophetic birthday of the Messiah first, even though He was born six months after John the Baptist. It has already been explained elsewhere in this book [Textbook] under the caption of “THE PROPHETIC BIRTH OF THE MESSIAH AND HIS WORK,” that Messiah was born into the world and accomplished His work according to the prophetic time-table set up by Daniel’s prophecy of seventy weeks (Daniel 9:24), but the Exact Birth-date of the Messiah was not explained at that time. In this particular treatise, we will pin-point Messiah’s birthday according to the Law and Prophets (Isaiah 8:20) so that there will be nothing lacking in a full explanation of the exact date that He was born.

Isaiah 8:20 (AKJV)

To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

 

Needless to say, there has been much speculation and guesswork on the part of theologians and Bible scholars the world over as to the exact date of Yahshua the Messiah’s birthday, and although December 25th is now celebrated as the date, no satisfactory explanation or proof can be offered by those who celebrate this date, showing that it is correct. Even a novice in Bible study would find fault with the December 25th date for he would immediately see that the shepherds who were watching their flocks by night when Messiah was born certainly would not find much grazing pasture in the dead of winter to say nothing about the possibility of having to sweep snow away in order to have their sheep to graze. Nevertheless, we find that our theologians who have been academically trained in Bible study make the same mistake over and over again, for they fail to heed the admonition of the Prophet Isaiah who wrote by Divine Inspiration, “To the Law and to the Testimony, if they (Israel’s teachers or today’s theologians) speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” If we obey the Divine chastisement of Isaiah and go to the Law (the first five books of the Bible) and to the Prophets (the books of prophecy [e.g. Isaiah, Jeremiah, etc.] we find that Yahweh set up a Divine or sacred calendar for Israel to follow.

He spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt before He delivered them and the Israelites from the bondage of Pharaoh, “This month (Abib or Nisan) shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you. Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel saying, in the 10th Day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house — your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the First Year: Ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats” (Exodus 12:2-5). This first month of the Jewish sacred calendar, Abib or Nisan, corresponds with our English month of April,

“THE COMPARISON OF THE SACRED AND CIVIL CALENDAR”
Diagrams/Calendar.JPG

 

After Israel had offered up the Paschal Lamb on the evening of the 14th day of Abib (April 14th), they began to journey from Rameses and Python in Egypt toward the Red Sea and on the 3rd day were miraculously delivered through the divided waters of the Red Sea into the Wilderness of Sinai. They continued to journey until they came to Mount Sinai in the THIRD MONTH which is the Jewish sacred month of Sivan (which corresponds to our English month of June). Moses wrote in Exodus 19:1-2, “In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day [3rd month, 3rd day] came they into the Wilderness of Sinai, for they were departed from Rephidim and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the Wilderness; and there Israel camped before the Mount.” According to Yahweh’s time-table [click here] Israel was right on time for He had told them, “Thrice in the year shall all your men children appear before Yahweh-Elohim, the Elohim of Israel” (Exodus 34:23; Exodus 23:17), and keep a feast unto Him (Exodus 23:14). These three times were the Feast of Unleavened Bread beginning the evening of the 14th day of Abib or Nisan (the Passover) and lasting for a week, the Feast or Harvest or Firstfruits which began on the day after Israel had numbered to themselves 7 weeks of sabbaths (49 days+1) which was the 50th day or Pentecost (Deuteronomy 16:9-10), occurring in the 3rd month or Sivan (which corresponds to our English month and day of June 6th) and the Feast of Indwelling which took place in the end of the Sacred year beginning on the 15th day of the seventh month (Tisri or Ethanim) which was the Feast of Tabernacles and lasting 7 days (corresponding to our English month and day of October 15-21). There were actually 7 feasts that the Israelites observed annually (Leviticus 23rd chapter).

So with Israel gathered around Mount Sinai, Yahweh called Moses, Aaron, Nadab and Abihu and seventy of the Elders up into the Mount, and they saw (in a Vision) the Elohim of Israel in the shape and form of a MAN (Exodus 24:9-10). Moses and his minister, Joshua, were then instructed to come up into the top of the Mount to receive the Ten Commandment Law on Tables of Stone. Now the Cloud which had led Israel all the way from Egypt, (Exodus 14.19-20) abode upon Mount Sinai and covered this Mount for six (6) solar days (Exodus 24:16-17) and Moses entered into this Cloud (which symbolized his entering into the Realm of Eternity). And it was during the time that he was in this Cloud, and the Cloud was covering the Mount for six (6) days that he witnessed Elohim creating the physical man, Adam (Genesis 1:26-31), and the Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 5:14 that this first man, Adam, was a Figure of Him who was to come (or of Yahshua the Messiah). 

Hence, we see Adam being born out of Virgin Mother Earth on the sixth (6th) day (of Moses’ Vision while the cloud covered the Mount which was in the 3rd month Sivan or June). The physical man, Adam, was therefore conceived of the dust of the earth; (which was first without shape and form — see Outer Court [or CRA] of the Tabernacle Pattern) took on shape and form, and Elohim breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and he became a living soul (see Holy Place [HP] of Tabernacle Pattern), and then Adam was placed in the Garden of Eden (see Most Holy Place [MHP] of Tabernacle Pattern).

 

Please bear in mind that this first physical man, Adam, is a Figure of Yahshua the Messiah (Romans 5:14), and also remember that Yahshua the Messiah said that He came to Fulfill the Law and the Prophets (Matthew 5:17-18), consequently He has to faithfully carry out everything contained in the scriptures, even to His birthdate, His conception, etc. The Prophet Isaiah, wrote “Therefore, Yahweh-Elohim Himself shall give you a sign; behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel”, which by interpretation means, ‘Elohim with us’ (Isaiah 7:14). Here we see the Prophecy confirming the Law for in the Law (Book of Genesis) we see how Adam was born of Virgin Mother Earth and Father, Yahweh-Elohim.

The physician, Luke states, “And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from Yahweh unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a Virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the House of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. ... And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with Yahweh, and behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Yahshua” the Messiah; the Holy Spirit (Elohim) shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee; therefore also that Holy Thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of Yahweh (Luke 1:26-35). This sixth month was the Jewish month Elul, which corresponds with our English month of September and this was the time that Messiah was conceived in the womb of Mary while she was in Nazareth of Galilee. 

Every physician and woman knows that it takes forty weeks or nine calendar months or ten lunar months for a child to reach full maturity or to take on shape and form in the womb of its mother, so when one counts 40 weeks or nine calendar months forward from September (Elul) one finds that the birth of the Messiah would have to fall somewhere in the month of June (or Sivan, the Jewish third month). We have therefore pin-pointed the month of Yahshua the Messiah’s birthdate; now it remains for us to determine the exact day of the month.

 We recall that Adam was born on the sixth day according to Moses’ Vision of the creation, and Adam was a figure of Him (Messiah) who was to come, so it goes without saying that Messiah was also born on the Sixth (6th) Day, and we have already determined the month which is June, and we also recall that Israel was gathered around the Mount Sinai in the third Sacred month (which corresponds to our English month of June) on the sixth day of the month figuring fifty-three (53) days from their exit out of Egypt and their crossing through the parted waters of the Red Sea, when Moses was called into the MIDST of the Cloud to see the Creation of the Heaven and Earth in THE DAY (Genesis 2:4) or the ETERNAL DAY of Yahweh or the Realm of Eternity. Futhermore, this Messiah who was born was Yahweh manifested in a fleshly body (Hebrews 10:5; 1 Timothy 3:16) whom we have already shown is Pure Spirit which is inconceivable, incomprehensible, inscrutable, etc., but is within itself the totality of everything (compare with the shapelessness and formlessness of the Cloud which covered the Mount). Yahweh is taking on a shape and a form, moved from Pure Spirit to Super Incorporeal Form (Elohim) which was the birthing of that shape and form, and then later He moved into a physical body and was manifested on the earth. Yahshua the Messiah being the fullness of the Supernal Nature of Yahweh in Bodily Form (Colossians 2:9), the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit must fulfill all three of these states of spiritual being (see UNITY OF THE SPIRIT) by His birth into the world. Hence, He is conceived in Nazareth of Galilee (corresponding to the Cloud or Pure Spirit, Most Holy Place, Luke 1:26). He is born in Bethlehem of Judea (Luke 2:4-7, as the Super Incorporeal manifestation or the Holy Place) and then He is taken by Joseph and Mary into Egypt (Matthew 2:13-15, physical manifestation or Outer Court).

If one can just appreciate the workings of the Divine Spirit which moved Joseph and Mary from one place to another according to pre-arranged circumstances, then one can discern the manifold Wisdom of Yahweh! Just as Yahweh moved from Pure Spirit to Super Incorporeal Form, Joseph and Mary moved  from Nazareth of Galilee to Bethlehem of Judea, and as Yahweh moved from Super Incorporeal Form to physical form, then Joseph and Mary moved from Bethlehem of Judea to Egypt! 
 
This Divine ordering follows the Pattern for it is exemplified by the High Priest being in the Most Holy Place where the Cloud dwelt on the Day of Atonement and his descent form the Most Holy Place to the Holy Place, and then on out into the Outer Court with him also changing his garments in the Holy Place as he descended (Leviticus 16:23-24). After Joseph and Mary had stayed in Egypt for twelve (12) years (fulfilling a year for each of the twelve tribes of Israelites in Egypt), until the death of Herod, they returned back to the land of Israel (Matthew 2:21), and later departed for Nazareth where Messiah grew up until the time of His ministry (Matthew 2:23; Luke 2:51).

The return back to Nazareth of Galilee, the place of His conception, is the same as Messiah returning back to Yahweh or Pure Spirit from which He was conceived; hence the whole round trip from Nazareth to Egypt and back to Nazareth portrays the round trip that Yahweh took from Pure Spirit to Physical manifestation and back to Pure Spirit. Yahshua later went to Jerusalem with Joseph and Mary to celebrate His first Passover at the time that He became of age (12), called Bar Mitzvah (Luke 2:40- 46).
 
In like manner this movement from Pure Spirit, where the conception takes place, to incorporealization (the image of Elohim) and then into fleshly manifestation also takes place in a very convincing and confirming way in the physical body of a pregnant female. For conception usually takes place in the upper portion of the Fallopian tube (Most Holy Place), and then the fertilized egg moves to the womb (Holy Place) and then later on down into the vagina (Outer Court) and out into the world. In an ascent fashion, the newly born child is later placed at the breast for feeding (back to the Holy Place), and finally up to the mother’s face in an embrace (Most Holy Place). 

Now, with the birthdate of Yahshua the Messiah fixed on June 6th according to the Law and the Prophets, one can readily see that by the time of the next Passover (April 14th) in the year following His birth, He would be the male lamb of the First year without spot or blemish which was to be offered up for the transgressions of Israel (Exodus 12:5) for that was His Purpose for coming into a fleshly manifestation. Last, but not least is the confirmation of this date of June 6th by the manifestation of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost on the Israelites and Apostles gathered together in the upper room at Jerusalem. Seeing that Messiah was offered up (crucified) at the Time of the Jewish Passover (Luke 22:1-8) which is the evening of April 14th, and counting fifty (50) days after He arose from the grave (40 of which He tarried on earth) then one sees that the Holy Spirit was born into the hearts and Souls of men which is their TRUE SAVIOUR just as Yahshua the Messiah was born into the world to be the saviour of men.

And just as Messiah came into the world by blood, water and spirit such as any child is born into the world in this fashion, likewise, it takes a Spiritual rebirth by blood, water and spirit (not physical) to see the Kingdom of Heaven. The Apostle Paul says, “And ye are complete in Him which is the head of all principality and power: in whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of the Messiah; buried with Him by immersion wherein also ye are risen with Him through the faith of the operation of Yahweh, who hath raised Him from the dead. And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath He quickened together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses” (Colossians 2:10-13). 

Now let us turn our attention to the birthdate of John the Baptist to see how it relates to important roles in the Purpose and Plan of Yahweh, and if one is to understand his place in the scheme of things, it is vitally necessary and important that his birthdate, according to prophecy be known. He was to be the forerunner of the Messiah and his work of water baptism was intimately related to the Mission of Yahshua the Messiah. We will not deal too much with John’s Mission, as this is explained in complete detail in another section of this particular treatise. We only want to show the relationship of John’s birthdate with the role that he was playing as the one who was sent to bury the ‘dead’ Israelites by water baptism into Messiah’s death, so that they might be in the likeness of His resurrection (Romans 6:1-5).  

We have already related how that the angel which appeared unto Mary in the sixth month (of the Jewish year which is Elul, or September according to our Gregorian calendar) told her that she would conceive a son of the Holy Spirit. She was also told by this same angel the following, “And behold, thy cousin, Elizabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the SIXTH month with her, who was called barren” (Luke 1:36). This reference to Elizabeth who was the wife of Zacharias the High Priest is in regards to her being pregnant with John the Baptist.

Let us keep in mind that both Zacharias and his wife are of the Tribe of Levi, the priesthood tribe to whom Yahweh gave commandment to minister in the Tabernacle. Thus, we find that Elizabeth is six months pregnant with John the Baptist in the month of September according to our Gregorian or English calendar. This would mean that she would have three months to go before she delivered, which would place her time of delivery in the month of December, or six months before Mary would deliver in June.

It is necessary at this point to bring out that John the Baptist was to play the same role as Moses for as Paul put it, “Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the Cloud, and all passed through the sea; and were all baptized unto Moses in the Cloud and in the sea” (1 Corinthians 10:1-2), likewise all Israel had to be baptized unto John the Baptist in the River Jordan (Matthew 3:5-6). Moses was of the Tribe of Levi, and he was carrying out his duties as ‘high priest’ in the greater and more perfect tabernacle which was the Universe (see Migratory Pattern) and the Red Sea was the Laver in this situation. So as the High Priest who was a Levite, buried the slain sacrifices in the Brazen Laver in the Tabernacle of Moses, so did Moses baptize or bury Israel in the Red Sea. Therefore, John’s mission would have to be one of burying — in this case, the dead Israelites for each one had to admit that he was sinful and sought repentance, before John would baptize (immerse or bury) them in the water of the Jordan River. 

 

According to our Pattern, when Elohim made the Sun and the Moon and gave them to rule over the day and night and for signs and seasons, we find that the month of December would be one in which everything would be buried in, or covered up with snow. This would correlate beautifully with the burial in the Brazen Laver in the Outer Court. Then, seeing that Moses was hid for THREE months after his birth to keep him from being put to death according to the commandment of Pharaoh (Exodus 2:2), we can thus appreciate why John the Baptist had to remain hid in his mother’s womb THREE months after the angel informed Mary of her cousin’s (Elizabeth) pregnancy.

The time of John the Baptist’s birth also coincides with the usual seasonal planting of the Israelites, for after their harvesting of their crops in October and early November, they would commence the planting of their seed, so that they would be in the ground by the time of the former rains (the latter rains came in the first month, Joel 2:23). Thus, John the Baptist was planting the Israelites (the seed of Abraham) when he was baptizing them in the physical water of the Jordan River. Thus, we have established that John the Baptist, being six months older than Yahshua the Messiah, was born in the month of December, in the winter season, to correlate with his mission of interment while Yahshua the Messiah, whose mission was to resurrect mankind, was born on June 6th in the spring of the year.

Isn’t it interesting to note that Christendom erroneously has chosen Death rather than Life for in the winter season, everything is dead and lifeless! It was absolutely necessary that the birthdate of John the Baptist and the birthdate of Yahshua the Messiah be exactly 6 months apart, and at diametrically opposite ends of the calendar year to portray the whole Purpose of Yahweh from beginning to end.

It was according to Yahweh’s preconceived Purpose and Plan that all men would be concluded under the Adamic transgression (Romans 5:12-14) so that all men might be saved by the Righteousness of one man, Yahshua the Messiah. It was also purposed by Yahweh that this physical and material creation would remain for 6000 years, as evidenced by His vision to Moses of the 6 days of the creation, and using Yahweh’s time-table of one day being equal to a thousand years, and a thousand years equal to one day (Psalms 90:4; 2 Peter 3:8). Considering further that this physical realm is ruled over by the Satanic spirits cast out of heaven with the Mark or 6 6 6 on them (Revelation 13:18), we come up with a 6 for the Ante-diluvian Age, a 6 for the Post-diluvian Age, and a 6 for the Present Age which equals 18 (6 + 6 + 6 = 18). John the Baptist, therefore, with the Holy Spirit in him at his birth, and considering his role of burying or baptizing Israel in the River Jordan would be the same as Yahweh concluding or immersing (baptizing) all men in the Adamic Transgression; and the 6 months (same as 6 days or 6000 years) intervening between John’s birthday and the Messiah’s birthday (6 x 30 = 180 days) would be figurative of the three ages (6 + 6 + 6 = 18) at the end of which all things shall be resurrected or returned back to the Father or Pure Spirit (1 Corinthians 15:24-28).

As the Messiah said to John when He came to him to be baptized and John forbade, “Suffer it to be so now, for thus it becometh us (Elohim in Yahshua and the Holy Spirit in John) to fulfill all righteousness” (Matthew 3:15), so the birthdates of these two men had to be seasonally and chronologically coordinated to carry out the Will of Yahweh. Thus, we have established December 6th as the birthdate of John the Baptist. It is true that the Jewish Scribes and Elders were expecting the coming of Elias, the Prophet not realizing that John the Baptist was he (Matthew 17:10-13), who was to prepare the Way of the Messiah, according to the Prophecies of Isaiah and Malachi (Isaiah 40:3; Malachi 4:5-6).

 


If we are to get a true understanding of the Purpose of Yahweh for sending John the Baptist, born of his Levitical Priesthood parents, Elizabeth and Zacharias (Luke 1:11-13), into the world to prepare ye the Way of Yahshua the Messiah, with his “Mission of Water Baptism of Repentance” (to the Jewish Nation), and the Yahweh-Elohim revealed ‘identification’ of the true Messiah among the chosen people of Yahweh (John 1:29), then it is absolutely necessary that we go back to the creation and fall of the first man Adam, and the Penalty of DEATH and BURIAL, which is the real root of our subject. It is the Divine, inspired writings of the Scriptures, contained in the Law and the Prophets, from Genesis to Malachi that contain allegories presenting symbolical and historical events in the material realm, to convey Spiritual Principles.

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The creation and fall of the first man Adam
and
The Penalty of DEATH and BURIAL
 
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