Shalom Readers!

I wanted to get this out for reading today. It is somewhat time sensitive and I would have desired to have more time to have given you good research and organization. However, my family and I have been packing and moving and I have not had time to sit and put together an ordered and well documented post on this topic. We stop our labors though for today and tomorrow for Passover and Unleavened Bread and then again for Sabbath and day of First-Fruits.

Today, 24 April 2013 at around 5:35 PM central time, the Full Moon will be in conjunction with the brightest star of the constellation Virgo – Spica.

This is pretty fantastic.

If you are a regular reader or follower of this blog, you know that the true month of the Exodus and Passover have been discovered to be when the sun, moon, and stars are in the sign of the Lamb – Aries. This heavenly witness of the Full Moon crossing and occulting (covering/conjunction) this star (Spica) is a special blessing to me this year. This conjunction does not happen every year in the month of the Passover, but the Full Moon is always very near the star Spica at this time – and only this time I might add. What I am saying is this: The *only* time there is a *Full Moon* (meaning we are on the 14-15th day of the month) in a year is when the sun is in Aries and the Full Moon occurs in Virgo. The moon travels *through* Virgo each month along its path of orbit, but the *Full Moon* is only here at this place once per year. The month of Passover and the first month of the year.

Did you know, that at this time of year – the time of the sun in Aries, the time of the Exodus and the Passover of the Lamb, that during the nighttime, the constellation that dominates the heavens for the northern Hemisphere is the Virgin (Bethulah in Hebrew). This is insteresting to contemplate. In the left hand of the Virgin is a sheaf of grain. The bright star Spica is found in the “green ears” of grain she is holding.

Here is one depiction of her:

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See her left hand? She is holding a sheaf of grain. The brightest star of the sheaf is called today in English – Spica which is from Latin. It was not always called Spica though. The ancients called in Simak, Al Simak for the Arabs… Tsemach or Zamach in Hebrew. This word means

tsemach {tseh’-makh} from 06779; TWOT – 1928a; n m AV – Branch 4, bud 3, branch 1, that which grew 1, spring 1, springing 1, grew 1; 12 1) sprout, growth, branch 1a) sprouting, growth, sprout 1b) growth (of process) 1c) sprout, shoot (of Messiah from Davidic tree)

Do a study of this word in scripture. Here is only one example of “The Branch”

In that day the Branch of YaHUaH shall be splendid and esteemed. And the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for the escapted ones of Yisra’el. Isaiah 4:2

There are so many more and I shall desire to do a complete study on this in another post.

Now, the sheaf the virgin is holding is a sheaf of grain (green ears, abib) and the brightest star in her constellation of stars is this tsemach. Just as Yahusha is the star that came from the virgin and from Israel. He is the Righteous Branch. He is the First of the Fruits Fruits!

‘And if you bring a grain offering of your first-fruits to YaHUaH, bring for the grain offering of your first-fruits green heads (abib) of grain roasted on the fire, crushed heads of new grain.’ Leviticus 2:14

‘And you do not eat bread or roasted grain or fresh grain until the same day that yo have brought an offereing to your Elohim – a law forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.’ Leviticus 23:14

Today you are going out, in the month abib. Exodus 13:4

The day (HaYom) את You came out (yatsa’) in the month (beyt chodesh, בכדש) the abib. We came out on the day of the moon abib. When is the moon abib? When the full moon (the fifteenth day of the moon or month) is in the green ears (abib) the bright star of the virgin – tsemach. The heavens witness to us yet again (you may like to read the article The Lamb’s Witness from Heaven on this site).

Guard the Festival of Unleavened Bread. Seven days you eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month of abib – for in it you came out of Egypt – and do not appear before Me empty-handed; and the Festival of the Harvest, the first-fruits of your labors which you have sown in the field; and the Festival of the Ingathering at the outgoing of the year, when you have gathered in the fruit of your labor from the field. Exodus 23:15-16

Those who follow the Lamb wherever He goes, who believe He is the Good Shepherd and is Elohim manifested in the flesh, the Word manifested, and who love Him and keep His instructions, His charge, His ordinances and Sabbaths… are His Bride. We are His Virgin Bride. We are His Bethulah. We have these ears of grain, the wave sheaf in our left hand to offer to Him of our First-Fruits which we are. Do you see it too?

Here is the sky today from Jerusalem at 8:19 PM – the Fifteen day of the first moon:

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Do you see it? Is it not amazing!? Our Redeemer, Elohim, and King came from the Virgin and He is the First of the First-Fruits! I love YaHUaH!

There is so much more I would love to share but don’t have the time right now. I will do more study and sharing after we get moved into our new home. We are literally packed up and ready to move out this Passover and Unleavened Bread week of the year 2013. The picture is hard to miss, ha ha.

Look up and be amazed at what YaHUaH is sharing with us! Happy Passover, Unleavened Bread, and First Fruits celebrations! Praise Yah for all His Gorious Blessings upon us!

 

 

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