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Trumpets and New Moons


As you will see there are variables to the "New Moon" You will see several comments from different sources explaining the new moon cycle.Oh, but there is more: Just 30 years prior in 508 Clovis, king of the Franks and first Catholic tribal king of what then was western Rome decreed that all his land would be subject to the aims of the Pontiff in Rome, thus giving him for the first time greater influence and recognized superior as the head of state.



Achilles Tatianus in the sixth century A.D. observed that the crescent moon appears up to "three or four days after (the) birth (of the moon) …and not at the same time she was born." (GCI.261 by C. Mervin Maxwell)


Joannes Hevelius in the seventeenth century warned that "the first rising of the moon does not generally happen on the first day after conjunction, but at the length on the second, often also on the third and fourth." (God Cares I.261)

Vol. 1 SDA Bible Com., pp 175 The Month Governed by the Moon. ---Just as one complete rotation of the globe on its axis, from sunset on to sunset again, marks off one day on this earth, so the time required for the moon to go once around the earth---that is, to pass through its visible phases, as from crescent to full moon and to crescent again---constituted the original month. The ancient lunar month did not begin at the astronomical new moon, when that body stands between the earth and the sun---with its unlighted side toward us, and hence invisible—but one or more days later, with the appearance of the new crescent. Now, however, most of the world uses artificial calendar months that disregard the moon.


Vol. 2 SDA Bible Com., pp 102, 103 Length of the Month. ----Nothing is said of the number of days in a month. In later times the lengths of the months and the intervals between the 13-month year were calculated by astronomical rules and fixed in a systematized calendar. But in the beginning the months must have been determined by the direct observation of the moon. Since the phases of the moon repeat themselves every 29 ½ days, approximately, the crescent would reappear in the evening at the close of the 29th or 30th of the month. Ordinarily the months would alternate 30 and 29 days, but his was not always true. There are not only minor variations in the motion of the moon that affect the uniformity of the intervals, but also weather conditions that sometimes prevent the visibility of the crescent. We are told in later Jewish writings that it was the custom to look for the moon then at the close of the 29th……2nd par. pp 103: In later times, certainly in the revised for of the calendar instituted some centuries after the time of Christ, the 6 months from Nisan through Elul ran 30 and 29 days alternately….

As you have read there are variables in moon rotation around the earth and thus can be variables in times as well.

Jeremiah 6:17-19 Also, I set watchmen over you, saying, 'Listen to the sound of the trumpet!' But they said, 'We will not listen.' Therefore hear, you nations, And know, O congregation, what is among them. Hear, O earth! Behold, I will certainly bring calamity on this people--The fruit of their thoughts, Because they have not heeded My words Nor My law, but rejected it. (NKJV)


First New Moon Trumpet well before flood and no Biblical data that I have found.

New Moon Trumpet
2537 BC also 1537 years from Adam, Noah a direct descendent begins preaching the flood.

New Moon Trumpet 1537 BC Children of Israel celebrate 1st Jubilee in land of Israel.

New Moon Trumpet 537 BC Cyrus called to be a trumpet blower/priest.  Is 44:24-28 Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, who formed you from the womb. "I am the LORD, who made all things, who stretched out the heavens alone, who spread out the earth--Who was with me?--25 who frustrates the omens of liars, and makes fools of diviners; who turns wise men back, and makes their knowledge foolish;26 who confirms the word of his servant, and performs the counsel of his messengers; who says of Jerusalem, "She shall be inhabited,," and of the cities of Judah, 'They shall be built, and I will raise up their ruins'; 27 who says to the deep, 'Be dry, I will dry up your rivers'; 28 who says of Cyrus, 'He is my shepherd, and he shall fulfil all my purpose'; saying of Jerusalem, 'She shall be built,' and of the temple, 'Your foundation shall be laid.'"

Ezra 4:3 But Zerubbabel, Jeshua, and the rest of the heads of fathers' houses in Israel said to them, "You have nothing to do with us in building a house to our God; but we alone will build to the LORD, the God of Israel, as King Cyrus the king of Persia has commanded us.

* King Cyrus issues decree to let Children of Israel return to Homeland, is also a Jubilee year.

New Moon Trumpet 537/538 AD 
So did anything actually happen in 538 that might give some credence to these claims?  "No, not really some will say" This year falls towards the beginning of the reign of Pope Vigilius (537-555), the fifty-ninth Pope after St. Peter. Although Vigilius was elevated to the See of Rome in a somewhat unusual manner (involving not a little intrigue in the Imperial Courts), he was legitimately installed and enjoyed a decent, if somewhat turbulent reign, defending the Roman faith against the Monophysite heresy and the Roman city against invading Goths.  All that history tells us of the year 538 is that Vigilius sent letters to bishops of a couple of other Churches (Arles and Braga) imparting his paper decision in certain disciplinary matters.  In other words, nothing that exciting happened--nothing that would set his reign apart from the fifty-nine before him as the "first pope," This is just one of the articles refuting the 1260 yrs. prophecy of Dan 7:23-28.  Please read on...There is much import to the year 537-538 AD.

In reference to Mervin Maxwell's "God Cares 1" page 250 you will find there a chart of Daniel's visions from Daniel 2,7,8, and 9.  In this chart he shows that the beast with the little horns of Daniel 7:7-25 represented the 10 invading barbarian kingdoms that thus divided up Europe/Rome.  In the vision also you will see that one little horn comes up with the rest but speaks "great things".  This little horn is allowed to speak great things against the Most High, wear out the saints and change times and laws for 1260 days/years.  Daniel was given this vision; he was a prophet of God thus a "mouthpiece or trumpet".

   A Look at history:  In 476 AD the Western Roman Empire had been taken over by these ten nations. (Exactly and only ten)
1. Visigoths in Spain.
2. Ostrogoths in Pannonia, now called Austria {Later Uprooted/Destroyed}
3. Vandals in North Africa with their capital in Carthage. {Later Uprooted/Destroyed}
4. Burgundians in West Switzerland, the Rhone valleys and Soane or Southeast Gaul (France).
5. Lombards/Bavarians in Noricum, between the Ostrogoths and the Alemanni (and later Italy).
6. Anglo-Saxons in Britain.
7. Franks in Gaul, now called France.
8. Alemanni in North Switzerland, Swabia, Alsace and Lorraine.
9. Heruli in Italy {Later Uprooted/Destroyed}
10. Suevi in what is now Portugal.   Source: Horae Apocalypticae by Elliot (in Roy Anderson's book pg 91)

Three discarded horns.... The Papacy did away with Heruli in 493 AD, the Vandals in 534 AD and the Ostrogoths in 538 AD ("Heruli, under Odoacer, the Vandals, and the Ostrogoths" Horae Apocalypticae, similarly said in Gibbon's book "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" chapter 41)

    The most powerful of the ten tribes, the Franks, were enlisted under the Catholic banner to subjugate the rest of Europe for the pope. Clovis, the king of the Franks and the first Catholic tribal king, in 508 made his own growing empire, western Rome for practical purposes, subject to the aims of the Holy Father. Now, for the first time in history, the Roman Pontiff had more than an influence with the government. He was the recognized superior of the head of the state. (BibleDoc.org)

Pope Vigilius reigned as pope from 537-555, is considered the first pope of the Byzantine Papacy.  (Vigilius was known to be one of the most evil men in history. He was a very corrupt individual).   READ ON!

The third council of Orleans takes place and prohibits rural labor on Sunday.  
    III.-The third national council (May 538) attended by thirteen bishops, determined the impediments of marriage; pronounced excommunication against ecclesiastics in the higher orders who lived incontinently; decreed that the archbishops should be elected by the bishops of the province, with the consent of the clergy and citizens; the bishops by the archbishop, the clergy, and the people of the city.
This shows that civil courts were sometimes held on Sunday by the bishops in those days; otherwise, such a prohibition would not have been put forth.  Hengstenberg, in his notice of the third council of Orleans, gives us an insight into the then existing state of the Sunday festival. 
The third council of Orleans, AD 538, says in its twenty-ninth canon: 'The opinion is spreading amongst the people, that it is wrong to ride, or drive, or cook food, or do anything to the house or the person on the Sunday. But since such opinions are more Jewish than Christian, that shall be lawful in the future, which has been so to the present time.  On the other hand, agricultural labor ought to be laid aside, in order that the people may not be prevented from attending church."'
     Observe the reason assigned.  It is not lest they violate the law of the Sabbath, but it is that they may not be kept from church. Another authority states the case thus:  "Labor in the country [on Sunday] was not prohibited till the council of Orleans, AD 538.  It was thus an institution of the church, as Dr. Paley has remarked. "The earlier Christians met in the morning of that day for prayer and singing hymns in commemoration of Christ's resurrection, and then went about their usual duties".
     The "Little Horn" comes up out of the 10 horns or "after them and yet among them".  There have been many who feel that the year 537/538 in history is meaningless and that nothing of significance ever happened.  They are disregarding the "Little Horn".
  Daniel 7:23-28 "Thus he said: 'As for the fourth beast, there shall be a fourth kingdom on earth, which shall be different from all the kingdoms, and it shall devour the whole earth, and trample it down, and break it to pieces. As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings shall arise, and another shall arise after them; he shall be different from the former ones and shall put down three kings. He shall speak words against the Most High and shall wear out the saints of the Most High and shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand for a time, two times, and half a time. But the court shall sit in judgment, and his dominion shall be taken away, to be consumed and destroyed to the end. And the kingdom and the dominion and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High; their kingdom shall be an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey them.' "Here is the end of the matter. As for me, Daniel, my thoughts greatly alarmed me, and my color changed; but I kept the matter in my mind".

     The First Siege of Rome during the Gothic War lasted for a year and nine days, from 2 March 537 to 12 March 538. It was fought between the defending East Romans, under general Belisarius, and the Ostrogothic army under king Vitiges.  The siege was the first major encounter between the forces of the two opponents and played a decisive role in the subsequent development of the war.
     The Byzantine Empire (or Byzantium) was the direct continuation of the Roman Empire during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, centered on the capital of Constantinople.  It is also referred to as the Eastern Roman Empire, primarily in the context of Late Antiquity, while the Western Roman Empire was still in existence. Both "Byzantine Empire" and "Eastern Roman Empire" are historiographical terms coined and applied in later centuries; its citizens continued to refer to their empire as the Roman Empire throughout its existence. While the Western Roman Empire fragmented and collapsed in the 5th century, the eastern half continued to thrive, existing for an additional thousand years until it fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1453. During most of its existence, the empire was the most powerful economic, cultural, and military force in Europe.


New Moon Trumpet 1505-1537/38   Martin Luther "Father of the Reformation" called to be a priest June 1505.
     1505 June: Luther uncounted a thunderstorm, made vow for safety ("Help me, St. Anne: I will become a monk" [St. Anne was the mother of Mary, the mother of Jesus.], and came through without harm). He wrote his father that the thunderstorm and vow were the will of God.  September: Luther gave away his possessions and entered the monastery of the Augustinian monks at Erfurt. 

33 years later: October of 1536 Mathew's Bible was published, the first English Bible to have the king's approval.  The "injunction of 1538" decreed that the Great Bible be placed in every church in England.  1537 Christian III of Denmark decreed Lutheranism state religion of Norway and Denmark.

                                    Talk about a Trumpet blast, the Word of God has come to the people!

The 7th Trumpet is a very special Trumpet, blown on the 1st new moon of Tishri.  It had two functions: One; to ring in the New Year (Civil Year) and 2ndly to announce to the people of Israel that the Great Day of Atonement was 9 days away and they should begin preparations for that sacred time.  Thus, we have a longer period for this 7th trumpet.  This 7th trumpet began the Great Reformation in preparation for the 1844 Day of Atonement and the beginning of the “End” of time! And gave the people the ability to read the Bible in their own language thus helping them prepare for the Day of Atonement!

The Trumpets have sounded, will we listen!  There is yet a Trumpet blast, will we be watching for it, hoping for it, getting ready for it! Please do read and study the book of Revelation!  There are many Trumpets yet to sound!

I Corinthians 15:51-54 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall all be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.  So when this corruptible has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written; "Death is swallowed up in victory."  See 1 Thess. 4:15, Matt. 24:31 and Is. 25:8.



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