‘Rosh Chodesh’ is Hebrew for the ‘Head of the Month.’ A new month is determined by observing and marking the time that the emerging first crescent of the new moon is seen. The observation and determination of the time of the emerging new moon are important because Adonai established His Biblical calendar’s dates and times based in part on the Lunar cycles of the moon. (Genesis 1:14; Psalm 104:19) The sun, the moon and the stars, the biblical constellations are for signs, for seasons, for days and years so they all play a part in establishing YHVH’s appointed times but the beginning of every month establishes the specific dates of those times. Since Adonai chooses to involve us in what He does, we have been given the privilege and responsibility to keep track of the dates and times of His moed’im through physical observation of the New Moon.
Throughout the history of Israel, whenever an enemy of God’s people sought to destroy the Jewish nation, the observation of Rosh Chodesh was one of the practices that were always curtailed. The practice of celebrating the emerging new moon was curtailed because then Adonai’s appointed times, His Feast Days would not be kept in their seasons or at their proper times (Lev. 23)
Today YHVH’s people are returning to the ancient paths and are once again realizing the importance of keeping YHVH’s appointed times. Keeping Rosh Chodesh is a practice that is perpetual as it was required to be observed in the past and it will be kept in Messiah Yeshua’s coming millennial reign.
Isa. 66:22-23 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before Me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain. And so 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. Selah
Shiloh Messianic Congregation celebrates Rosh Chodesh every month and welcomes those interested in keeping the LORD’s Moedim to join us. Come and worship YHVH with us on Rosh Chodesh just as He has commanded. For more information on times and places please call 909 338-4846