New moon is the first day of God's month. It is identified when within 25 minutes of sunset the full moon travels across the sky for the whole night. Scriptures show that new moon is a holy day.
Genesis 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
Psalms 81:3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.
When is New Moon?
It took me years to learn whether the new moon was a full moon or a crescent moon. But finally I found it, so obvious in scripture in Luke 23. Luke 23 shows that there was a solar eclipse in the middle of the month when Jesus Christ was crucified. Solar eclipses only occur during the dark phase of the moon when the moon is between the earth and the sun. When the earth moon is between the earth and the sun, then we see a dark moon (the sun shining on the other side of the moon). Two weeks before any eclipse or the dark phase of the moon is the full moon. This conclusively shows the new moon is the full moon. I think the reason this was so hard to figure out is that so many people say that the crescent moon is the new moon, but there is no scripture to support this.
Isaiah 66:23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.
All the feasts of the LORD are based on the number of the day of the month which depends on the day of the new moon. Following the first day of the month are 6 working days followed by the seventh day sabbath. The book of Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers show this. As a starter: Exodus 12, Leviticus 23, Numbers 9, Numbers 28, Numbers 33, Deuteronomy 16, Joshua 5...
As a 2x2 I wasn't taught nor did I know anyone that believed in the holy days of God. Many even thought and taught that Sunday was sabbath.
Scriptures Showing New Moon as Day of Worship
2 Kings 4:22 And she called unto her husband, and said, Send me, I pray thee, one of the young men, and one of the asses, that I may run to the man of God, and come again. And he said, Wherefore wilt thou go to him to day? it is neither new moon, nor sabbath. And she said, It shall be well.
Ezekiel 46:1 Thus saith the Lord GOD; The gate of the inner court that looketh toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day of the new moon it shall be opened.
Using Reason To Understand The New Moon Day as Holy
If you read about the feasts of the LORD, you will find they coincide with the 7th day sabbaths very well. Obviously the sabbath of rest was the seventh day, the day after six working days. And the sabbaths fell on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th. So if you follow this through, you will notice that the 8th has seven days preceding. The Bible does not say rest on the 8th day, but on the seventh. If you worship on the day of new moon, then this is a day of worship and rest. And then you work on the 2nd through the 7th day (6 days), then this will bring you to rest the seventh day (the day after the sixth working day). If you rest on the 8th day then work 6 days, then the next day of rest (the seventh day since starting work), you will be observing the sabbath of rest on the 15th. Working on days 16 through 21 (6 days), you will rest on day 22. And working on days 23 through 28 (6 days), you would rest on day 29. Then on the 30th day if it isn't new moon you would work. If that day is new moon, then you worship and rest and the months repeat in like manner.
The new moon day as holy, and the seventh day of rest as described by the Bible gives you 5 days of worship and rest every month. This method of worshiping on the new moon harmonizes with the scripture that shows God's calendar and all the days of sabbath and feasts.
The day of new moon may land on any day of the Gregorian calendar (Sunday through Saturday) since the most common calendar in the world completely ignores the moon which God created for signs, seasons, days and years. So you cannot look at the day of the week on any pagan calendar to find new moon. But those of you who are hunters may find on your pagan calendars the days of full moon, complete with time of exact full moon! So funny. So that day of the full moon is the new moon. If the full moon occurs on a monday, then the folowing Mondays will be sabbaths, days of rest until the next new moon. I think it is ironic that on the pagan calendars it has full moon days marked too, so none of us have an excuse.
I highly encourage you to go to http://www.thecreatorscalendar.com/sun-darkened-sixth-ninth-hour-luke-23/ to learn more.
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|To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. - Jesus Christ speaking to Saul, see Act 26:18, see Salvation through Jesus Christ.|