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These men and their teams have spent years studying and researching the Biblical calendar with other scholars. We consider them experts in this area. What they have found lines up with Scripture and produces good fruit!

"Each day begins at sunset; each week begins at the sunset at the end of the Sabbath (the seventh day); each month begins with the sighting of the first sliver of the new moon; and the beginning of the year is determined at the new moon when the barley crop in Israel has reached the stage of maturity referred to as aviv. This was Israel’s national calendar from the time of our constitution at Mt. Sinai until long after our dispersion by Rome. It was the reckoning by which the Feasts were conducted during the first and second Temple periods, and it was the exact schedule by which the Jewish followers of Yahshua continued to keep the Feasts after his resurrection. This reckoning of time can be understood by the smallest child and accurately determined by illiterate herdsmen. This is the simple calendar by which the appointed times of our Creator have always been reckoned and observed. He never changed them. He never changes. No one need be ignorant of His times and His seasons as long as we follow His method of marking the days, weeks, months, years, Sabbath years, Jubilee years, and millennia.”

–– Michael Rood

Download Our Calendar Study Guide #2 (Sighted Moon)

A study of how to "observe" the New Moons.

Link to 13th Month Study

Lev's Mo'edim Study

Download Biblical Proof of a 13th Month PDF

Author unknown. This study proves that there is a 13th Month in the Scriptures.

Aviv Barley and Sighted Moon

Teshuvah Ministries Statement: We honor the Creator's Calendar by keeping his Feasts according to the Biblical reckoning of time (the Creator's Calendar). We believe that the Scriptures reveal, the Feasts verify, history supports, Yahshua's life confirms and his royal priests will uphold the following simple rhythm:

  • Days are reckoned as evening to evening as the Creation Story established.

  • Weeks start at the END of the weekly Shabbat (sunset Saturday). A week is 7 days.

  • Months start at the sighting of the New Moon (the sliver).

  • The Head of the Year (when we start our 14-day count to Pesach) is the first sighted moon after the barley in Israel is found to be aviv. If the barley is not aviv there is a 13th month added to the calendar. (YHVH named the first of our months "Aviv")

Download Our Calendar Study Guide #1 (Aviv Barley)

A study of the Scriptures that teach we are to find Aviv 1 or Rosh ha'Shanah (the Head of the Year) agriculturally.


The Astronomically and Agriculturally Corrected

Biblical Hebrew Calendar

We highly recommend you get this beautiful calendar from Michael Rood and his team to help guide you and your family through how to find the Feasts using the Creator's reckoning of time.

Download Mind-Map Study of Ps. 81

A study of Ps. 81 that confirms we are to celebrate the "chags" or Pilgrimage Feasts at the full moon.

YHVH's calendar is the Mo'edim. Most everyone can agree on that. We all agree that Pesach is the 14th day of the First Month. But how do we find the First Month? The issue facing us is how to find his Mo'edim (the calendar rhythm) Biblically. Actually, it is very simple. Using YHVH's own instructions found in the Torah we can find his Mo'edim and get on with living it out.

We believe that calendar is a critical issue and one that the Adversary (ha'Satan) is throwing a lot of chaos into thus causing a lot of grief among the Scattered. Finding the Calendar is very important because living out this Feast rhythm is where the rubber of repentance hits the road. And if we do not live out this rhythm as he instructs then we will not be walking with him---but with man.

Because this is such an important issue we can see that there are many other man-made reckoning of times out there that ha'Satan is offering the Scattered. Among many other strange calenders there is another Melchizedek ministry in particular choosing to use an outside Biblical source to promote the use of the pre-flood Enochian or Patriarcial Calendar. Following this teaching (equinox and using a sundial to find the Creator's Feasts) is chaos-making in it's glory. While it may be true that there was an equal calendar prior to the Flood we are living post-flood. And equinox is not the instructions we find Yahweh giving Israel to use this side of the Flood. We know that something happened to the yearly cycle during the Flood. Things are not the same.

The Aviv Barley and Sighted Moon method is what YHVH laid out for us in the Torah. The clues that point us to the proper reckoning of time is found in his establishment of the "Month of Aviv" and the command to "observe" the months. Our ministry and family keeps and strongly teaches the Aviv Barley and Sighted Moon reckoning of time because it is most in line with what the Torah commands. Actually we see it . We teach this because it is in the Melchizedek Covenent (Ex. 23:15–"Aviv"). It is simple to follow and it is what history says was kept at the time of Rabbi Yahshua. Yahshua never challenged the religious leaders about the calendar in use at the time. 

Therefore, we are a Melchizedek ministry that uses and teaches how to use the Creators Calendar to reckon time in order to find Yahweh's Feasts for Israel.