Did Yeshua (Jesus) Observe The New Moon?
We must remember that Yeshua (Jesus) taught by not only what he said, but by what he did.
Yeshua very clearly observed the Feasts of the LORD that are outlined in Leviticus 23. He went up to Jerusalem for Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot. He performed miracles on the feast days.
And as his ministry concluded, he fulfilled the Spring Feasts through his death, resurrection, and the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Now, in order to keep the feasts, Yeshua had to be aware of the new moon sighting.
The new moon (chodesh) is the sign of the beginning of the month (chodesh). They are the same word in Hebrew. The Almighty’s calendar is demonstrated by the new moon, and the feasts can only be properly observed when you know when the month begins. You cannot keep the feast of Passover on the 14th of Aviv without knowing when the 1st is.
Some argue that if Yeshua didn’t explicitly restate something from the Old Testament, it is no longer important.
But Yeshua taught so much through his actions. John said the earth couldn’t even contain the scroll with all that Yeshua did. Yeshua also tells us that “he who believes in me, the works that I do, he will do also…” (John 14:12).
From the Gospel records, it is clear that Yeshua observed the feasts, which requires observing the new moon/month.
He did not specifically teach about the new moon or feasts because the people at the time already knew about and observed these things. However, it is still very clear from his actions that the Messiah lived the feasts.
In fact, he is the embodiment of the feasts – everything he did gave meaning and fullness to them.
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