The Chronicles of NCCI

Psalms 19:7  The law of Yahweh is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of Yahweh is sure, making wise the simple.

Pope Gregory’s New Year, not Our New Year!

January 1st is not the beginning of the year, it was only declared to be the 1st day of the year by a couple of men.  The true beginning of the year falls in the season of spring, in the Northern Hemisphere that occurs between the months of March and April.

“The idea of using the first day of January to mark the beginning of the new year dates back to time of Julius Caesar…..Even as the Julian calendar spread in popularity, some areas continued to use dates in March and September as New Year’s Day. …During the 1570s, Pope Gregory put the Gregorian calendar into effect, restoring Jan. 1 as the first day of the new year. This change in tradition wasn’t officially implemented by England until 1752. Up until then, England and the American colonies had celebrated the new year on March 25.”

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New Moon & New Year!

Praise Yah! The New Year is almost here – March 19, 2015, at even begins the Hebrew New Year.

Biblical history shows that the Most High YHWH designated the first month and beginning of the year to take place in the spring, in the month of Abib, not in the dead of winter in January.

According to the Holy Bible, the first month of the year, is named Abib.

Exodus 12:2  “This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.”

Deuteronomy 16:1 “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.”

This month falls between the months presently known as March and April.  The fact that the beginning of the year started in the spring was well known throughout the ancient world. The later adopted “April Fool’s Day” is a testament to that!

It was during the time of ancient Roman Empire that the times were changed.   Emperor Julius Caesar declared that a total change in the calendar system was to be made.  This calendar system went from a lunar based system that used the moon’s phases to determine time, to a solar or sun based system.  Previously, the occurrence of the new moon began the new month,  the word moon comes from the word moon.  On the new moon, the beginning of the month, there is nothing to see, the new moon is the darkest time of the month.

moon phases

Psalms 104:19 “He [Yah] appointed the moon for seasons…”

Three months (three new moons) equates to a single season,

for a total of 4 seasons in a year.

This new calendar, called the Julian calendar, later updated again to the Gregorian calendar, moved the date of the beginning of the year from the spring to the winter.

 Daniel 7:25  “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High,and think to change times and laws…”

Month Latin Origin
January Januarius Named after the god Janus.
February Februarius Named after Februa, the purification festival.
March Martius Named after the god Mars.
April Aprilis Named either after the goddess Aphrodite or the Latin word aperire, to open.
May Maius Probably named after the goddess Maia.
June Junius Probably named after the goddess Juno.
July Julius Named after Julius Caesar in 44 B.C.E. Prior to that time its name was Quintilis from the word quintus, fifth, because it was the 5th month in the old Roman calendar.
August Augustus Named after emperor Augustus in 8 B.C.E. Prior to that time the name was Sextilis from the word sextus, sixth, because it was the 6th month in the old Roman calendar.
September September From the word septem, seven, because it was the 7th month in the old Roman calendar.
October October From the word octo, eight, because it was the 8th month in the old Roman calendar.
November November From the word novem, nine, because it was the 9th month in the old Roman calendar.
December December From the word decem, ten, because it was the 10th month in the old Roman calendar.

New Year? Are you sure about that???

new year nopeWhy is it that this time of year, so many people greet each other, with the common saying, “happy new year”?  The issue is that January is NOT the beginning of the year!!!  I know, that sounds unbelievable, BUT it’s TRUE!

The beginning of the year falls between the months March and April and has been set that way since antiquity.  The true New Year occurs during the early springtime, when everything in nature grows new, as in a NEW YEAR!  The Most High God, YHWH (Yahweh) named the 1st month of the year, Abib.

Exodus 12:2  This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.
Exodus 12:18  In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread …Exodus 23:15  Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib

If you follow ancient Roman history, it was then that, although the biblical calendar year had been followed for centuries upon centuries, the Roman emperor/Caesars chose to change the order the calendar year!  Daniel 7:25  And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws…

The Roman Caesars chose to honor Janus, their pagan god of Entrances and Exits / doors / etc.  to begin their new year.  The “tradition”(pagan practice) of making new year resolutions celebrates the pagan god Janus’ looking back in the past and into the future.  JANUS – In ancient Roman religion and myth, Janus (/ˈnəs/; Latin: Ianus, pronounced [ˈjaː.nus]) is the god of beginnings and transitions,[1] and thereby of gates, doors, doorways, passages and endings. He is usually depicted as having two faces, since he [Janus] looks to the future and to the past.

Long after the Caesars changed the order of the months many people still abided by the true calendar, recognizing the New Year in March/April.  It was those people who were wrongly called “April Fools”; but choosing NOT to believe in a lie doesn’t make one a fool.  But once a person knows better they can then do better, just call it, #not_a_january_fool !

History of January