To the Watchmen – Part 1: Father’s 364 Day Calendar

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Topics include: The Enoch Calendar | How Father’s original 364 day year works | Seasonal drift | Rain in its due season | Finding today’s date on Father’s calendar | Sabbath days | The error of the 360 Day “Prophetic Year” | 1260 days | 2300 days

This is Part 1 of a 3-part series on our Father’s calendar, the Biblical timeline, and End-Time prophecies.
By M. Dawson on October 6, 2023, which is the 1st day of the 8th Month (Last Updated January 2024)

Introduction

To the men and women who are Father’s watchmen:

There are many calendars out there – Zadok, Enoch, sighted moon, lunar, lunisolar, barley harvest, and more. We are a rare breed. We observe a 364 day Enoch calendar with no intercalations. We’ll tell you why, and how it makes things very interesting when applied to the biblical timeline.

We’re not here to dispute calendar systems; we’re here to share information with those who are watching for His return and trying to understand the historical timeline and end times events.

As it relates to the calendar, here are the things we live by:

  • HE speaks to men and women today. HE is not mute like some teachers say, only speaking through the words printed in the Bible. HE is living, and the Spirit HE gave us was given, as HE said, to guide us in all things. There are things related to the calendar that HE has told us, and given us signs for, and we’ve seen miracles in our days, and these things triumph over anything we read from the history books.

  • HE told one of us in April of 2001: “You are no longer an outcast.” We had no idea what this meant at the time.

  • HE told us around 2004 that the Book of Enoch is true. The book contains a 364 day calendar.

  • In 2014, HE told us, with a sign, that we are from tribes of Zebulun and Naphtali.

  • In 2015 we asked Him if we needed a calendar, and if so, that HE give it to us. And HE told us with a sign that July 25, 2015 was the 9th day of the 5th month on His calendar. HE also said that the modern Jewish calendar was not His way, but that in 2015, they would have what’s called the 9th of Av correct as a sign to us.

These are the things we hold to, and that form the basis for any thoughts we have on biblical timelines and dates. Not your typical scholarly approach, but one that is based on hearing His voice. We encourage you to ask Him yourselves on any matter you have a question on. If you’re His, HE hears you and HE gave you His Spirit to guide you in all things, as YASHUA said.

How the calendar works

A day starts at sundown

When Enoch speaks of the 364 days in a year, he describes them as being determined by the sun. The visible movement of the sun, as he describes it, begins in the West. The sun begins its journey, so to speak, by heading east to the place it will rise from. It ends its journey in the West at the end of the day. This description of a day as beginning and ending with sunset matches what Father told Moses about how to observe Yom Kippur and the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and how the Apostle John described a Sabbath day.

Calendar basics

Father’s calendar has 364 days per year. It has 4 seasons with 91 days in each season (91*4=364).

No intercalations

Enoch wrote that there are 364 days each year, forever, until the new creation. No added days, weeks or months (intercalations) are spoken of by him or by any of the writers of the Holy Bible, so we do not observe any intercalations.

Enoch wrote: “and he showed me all the regulations, exactly as they are, for each year of the world, and forever, until the new creation shall be made, which will last forever.” And also “the year is completed in 364 days. And the account of it is true, and the recorded reckoning of it is exact, for the lights, and the months, and the feasts, and the years, and the days.”

A 364 day year was the natural order in the days of Enoch – when did it change to 365.242 days as it is today?

The 364 day year matched the natural year in the days of Enoch, sometime before the flood. At some point after Enoch, a year on earth changed to 365.242 days. We don’t know when this happened, but my hunch would be that it happened as a result of the violent geological events that occurred at the time of the flood. It’s written that, at the beginning of the flood, the fountains of the deep were broken up. And Enoch records that Father opened up new chasms in the earth to drain the waters, which likely created new mountain ranges. The Book of Enoch also records that before the flood the earth was “tilted.” It’s possible that these events are what caused the length of a year to change.

Seasonal drift

If Israel observes a 364 day calendar and the earth is on a 365.242 year, the feast days of Israel will eventually drift through the seasons. Meaning Passover, which should be a spring festival, will end up being a day earlier the next year, two days earlier the following year, and so on. Eventually, the spring feast Passover will be in the winter, and in the fall, and in the summer.

The prophet Enoch actually prophesied a seasonal drift, saying “in the years of the sinners, the fruits will be tardy on their fields.”

And if you look at the difference between a 364 day year and a 365.242 day year, you will see that each year the fruits show up later and later than they ought to – they are indeed tardy on our fields. Here’s an oversimplified illustration of what I mean. The top line is a 364 day year, and the bottom is a 365.242 day year. The diamond on both lines represents the first day of a season, and how that day becomes later and later when comparing the two calendars.

Rain in its due season

Regardless of the length of a year, Father told the people of Israel that if they listened to Him, HE would send them rain in its due season (“in its time” in Hebrew).

It says in Deuteronomy 11 (emphasis mine):

“For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a garden of herbs: But the land, whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven: a land which the LORD thy God careth for: the eyes of the LORD thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year. And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto My commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.”

In other words, HE would make things work on His clock while Israel was in the land. HE controls rain, weather, and agriculture, and could have easily made things work on a 364 day year at His command.

We have plenty of other examples in the Scriptures of Father overriding what we call the “natural order” of things. In preparation for Sabbath years and Jubilee years, HE ordered the land to produce more than it normally did. There’s also the story of the wilderness manna. If you were to leave leftovers until the morning, the manna would breed worms and stink, unless it was on the 7th day of the week. Father overriding the natural order is the very nature of all miracles. HE can do anything HE wants, including making things run on a certain clock in a certain place.

A quick note about ancient calendars

Understanding ancient calendars and dating events that happened thousands of years ago is extremely difficult, by all accounts. It doesn’t help that calendars were manipulated throughout history for political reasons and due to carelessness and mistakes.

As an example of how difficult it is to pinpoint ancient events, these days we can go back in the Gregorian calendar and see when ancient eclipses occurred. There was an eclipse in Greece in what we would now call June 21 168 BC. But, the Romans recorded it as occurring on September 3.

Our modern Gregorian calendar is something we inherited mainly from Julius Caesar. Before him, the western world had a lunar calendar. Before Caesar, Rome experienced seasonal drift, and at times celebrated its harvest festivals before the actual harvest. In 46 BC, less than 50 years before YASHUA’s birth, Caesar decreed that the year would be 445 days long to bring the months in alignment with the seasons.

When it comes to historical biblical events like the resurrection, many people make the assumption that today’s Jewish calendar was always in use, but the date of the adoption for their lunar, Babylonian-based system is unknown. And, assuming Israel was always on the lunar system ignores evidence from the Dead Sea Scrolls, which speak often of a 364 day solar year.

Sabbath is on Thursday night

When Father first told us what date it was, my next question was ‘what day of the week is it – do we have the Sabbath right?’

And HE told us that the answer would be in the 21 day fast of Daniel.

In Daniel 10, we read that Daniel mourned “three full weeks” and that “three whole weeks were fulfilled.”

This told us that Daniel was speaking of three full weeks in Father’s calendar, from the 1st day of the week through the sabbath, meaning the next day after Daniel’s fast was the 1st day of the week. And the Scriptures give us a date for the day after the three full weeks!

“In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled. And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river…” (Daniel 10:2-4)

By this we knew the 24th day of the first month (Aviv) had to be the first day of the week.

Dates always fall on the same day in a 364 day calendar. So, if Aviv 24 was on the 1st day of the week in Daniel’s time, it would be the 1st day of the week in YASHUA’s time.

A few years before this, I had done a study on the crucifixion and arrived at the Aviv 17 as being the day of YASHUA’s resurrection, which occurred on the first day of the week (John 20:1). There are rather extensive details on how I arrived at that resurrection date in our video called the Mystery of the Last Supper for anyone who is interested, but what you’ll notice here is that what my research told me (Aviv 17 is the first day of the week) matches what Father later led us to (Aviv 24 is the first day of the week).

Since HE had given us Saturday night as being the 9th day of the 5th month, we now had a full calendar (free download links below).

The picture is a bit small, but you may have noticed that Aviv 1, the first day of the year, is on the sixth day of the week. We don’t know why HE set it this way, but it makes sense since Father created man on the sixth day, and this calendar is for man.

Each of the four seasons looks identical, so you could use a simplified 3-month calendar like this to keep track of a full year:

One easy way to remember when all the sabbaths are is to remember this code: 2-7-5.

2, 7, and 5 are the first sabbaths of months 1, 2 and 3 in every season. Let’s say you are in month 4. Month 4 is the first month of the season, so the first Sabbath will be on day 2.

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Finding today’s date:

Since the main point of this document is to provide you with today’s date in Father’s calendar, here are a few upcoming date conversions:

November 5, 2023, after sundown, is the 1st day of the 9th month   
December 6, 2023, after sundown, is the 1st day of the 10th month
January 5, 2024, after sundown, is the 1st day of the 11th month       
February 4, 2024, after sundown, is the 1st day of the 12th month     
March 6, 2024, after sundown, is the 1st day of the 1st month (Aviv)
May 10, 2024, after sundown, is the 6th day of the 3rd month (Shavuot)       
September 4, 2024, after sundown, is the 1st day of the 7th month

A handy chart

The charts pictured above are useful for finding a particular date, but when it comes to keeping track of the time, here is the printout that we use. In case you would like to print this out and use it yourself, here’s how we display a “regular” date like the 1st day of the 1st month:

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On Father’s calendar, there are 4 “unique” days, that, before the flood, corresponded to what we call the summer and winter solstices and spring and fall equinoxes. “Tequphah” is the name given to each of these 4 days by the scribes at Qumran. If you use the above calendar printout, you can display the tequphah dates using the middle crossbar lines of the calendar. Here’s an example of how the 31st day of the 3rd month would look:

A few more examples –

The 8th day of the 4th month:

The 31st day of the 6 month:

Without a printout, all you need to do is convert one Gregorian date, like today’s, then remember that Father’s months have 30, 30, and 31 days, and that this repeats each season.

Applying the calendar to the Biblical timeline and end times prophecies

The 360 Day “Prophetic Year” is not true

Enoch prophesied that men would be in error regarding four days of Father’s calendar. We believe that this prophecy is, at least in part, fulfilled by the modern use of the so-called “360-day prophetic year.”

Since the 360 day year theory has influenced many people’s understanding of the Resurrection year and end times prophecies, I will spend a little bit of time in this document explaining why it’s wrong.

The basis people give for a 360 day year is in the flood story of Genesis 7-8. In those chapters we read:

• The first day of the flood was on the 17th day of the 2nd month
• The floodwaters prevailed for 150 days on the earth
• After 150 days, the floodwaters began to decrease
• The ark rested on Mount Ararat on the 17th day of the 7th month

Proponents of the 360 day year theory think that the last two bullet points happened on the same day. Since there are 5 months between the second month and seventh month, and 150 days are mentioned, they say each month must have 30 days, and hence a 360 day year. But, this is not what Moses wrote, this is just an assumption. Moses is in no way saying that there are only 150 days in between the two dates given, nor is he saying the ark rested on the same day the floodwaters began to decrease.

Based on the scriptures, the ark resting on Mount Ararat could have happened any time after the floodwaters began to decrease. Picture for a moment a very large pool filled with rocks. Water begins rising so that it eventually reaches 15 cubits above the tops of the rocks (15 cubits is how high the floodwaters were above the mountains in Genesis).

Picture also a boat floating at the top of the water. Now, stop the water from rising, and begin to drain the pool. How long will it take for the boat to hit the rocks? Will it be instantaneous? Not necessarily – the water needs time to drain. In the Genesis story, we are told that it took several months for the tips of the mountaintops to even be seen, so to say that the ark made contact with Ararat on the first day of the waters decreasing is just an assumption.  

On Father’s 364 day calendar, we can see that the waters prevailed through 7.14 (the 150 days are shaded in the chart below), the next day was what would later become Sukkot (7.15), and the boat made contact with Ararat two days later, on the 17th.

1260 days and time, times, and half a time

The Enoch calendar has significant implications for understanding end times numbers like 1260, 1290, and the like.

If there is no 360 day prophetic calendar, then 1260 days does not equal a time, times, and half a time. This means that when John, in the book of Revelation, writes about the woman in the wilderness for 1260 days, and then later for a time, times, and half a time, he is speaking of two different periods of time.

In Father’s calendar, a time, times, and half a time would actually be 1274 days. 1260 days is 14 days less than “time, times, and half a time.” And this 14 day difference is very interesting, because it appears to me that YASHUA already fulfilled the first 14 days of the last 7 years we’re all waiting for.

Let me explain.

When people speak of there being 7 years left, they’re referring to the last “week” of Daniel’s 70 week prophecy.

The angel Gabriel breaks the 70 weeks into three time periods – 7 weeks, 62 weeks and 1 week. And he says that part of the purpose of the 70 weeks is to provide atonement for Israel.

We believe YASHUA’s crucifixion is what provides atonement for Israel and this His crucifixion is what is being referred to when Gabriel says Messiah will be “cut off, but not for Himself.”

Gabriel says Messiah is cut off after the 62 weeks. That would mean that when YASHUA is crucified, the 7 weeks has passed and the 62 weeks has passed, and there is only one week – one 7 year time period – left in the prophecy.

YASHUA was cut off 14 days into the year, on Aviv 14.

Again, the “cut off” of the crucifixion has to be included in the 70 weeks because of the atonement it provides. So, if it’s after the 7 and after the 62, there is only one week left in which to place it. It had to have occurred at the start of the last week (i.e. the last 7 years) of the prophecy.

If this is true, the 70 weeks clock stopped on Aviv 14, and we have exactly 7 years minus 14 days left. Another way of expressing “7 years minus 14 days” is 1260 days plus “time, times, and half a time.”

This makes Aviv 15 a possible date for the restarting of the clock and the start of the last 7 years, so it’s a watch date for us each year. We’re watching every day, but even more attentively on certain days of each year as you’ll see.

March 20, 2024, after sundown, is the next Aviv 15 in Father’s Calendar.

Now, let’s read Revelation 12 with the possibility in mind that John could be speaking of both the 1st and 2nd half of the final week:

“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:  And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

The child is YASHUA (the glory of Israel).

“And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.”

YASHUA is born, risen, and returns to Heaven.

And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there 1260 days.

After YASHUA, Judah was forced off the land and joined the rest of the tribes of Israel in the wilderness of the nations (away from the land). The rest of the tribes were removed long before YASHUA’s birth, in the 8th century BC, by Assyria, and Judah was removed in the 6th century BC by Babylon, but allowed back for a time, so Messiah could come. Once Messiah came, Judah was again removed.

Wherever the tribes of Israel are scattered and exiled to, there is a place prepared for us among the nations that HE will rule. It’s written that although HE sends us far away among the nations and scatters us among the countries, HE will be a sanctuary for us wherever we are (Ezekiel 11). So we who are His are already being fed in the place HE has prepared, but the clock hasn’t started yet. Once it does start, we’re fed for 1260 days.

Let’s keep reading:

And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 

And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.”

Notice that the statement “Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ” comes before the second half of tribulation is mentioned.

If you think the second half of tribulation is going to be a time where Father’s children are running scared, you’re wrong. It will be a time of Father displaying to all His strength and power and miracles. And His power will be used against his enemies, and to protect us. We’ll have two powerful prophets in Jerusalem during the second half ensuring we are protected, HE will have angels on the job, HE will raise up prophets and judges in our groups, and HIS Spirit will be among us as it was with Israel in the wilderness in the days of Moses. What’s coming will be so magnificent, we will tell stories of His deliverance for 1000 years, and it will surpass the magnificence of the Exodus!

Getting back to the timing:

At the midpoint, it says the dragon pursues Israel who is and has been in the wilderness of the nations. But now, at midpoint, she’ll be given wings to fly away from the dragon’s face for a time, times, and half a time (1274 days), where she will be fed yet again.

So, the theory is: since 1260 does not equal 3 ½ years on Father’s calendar, the 1260 days in Revelation 12 may be referring to the first half of tribulation, and “time, times, and half a time” is referring to the second half. If so, the 1260 days starts on Aviv 15, and we begin the last week (that is, the last 7 years) with 14 days having already been fulfilled by YASHUA our King.

2300 days

YASHUA was resurrected on Aviv 17, and HE is Firstfruits. So, using our calendar, we can arrive at a date for Shavuot, also known as Pentecost. Shavuot is the 50th day from Firstfruits, so we if we add 50 days from Aviv 17, we arrive at 3.6 (the 6th day of the 3rd month).
Knowing this, here’s something very interesting that I noticed on Father’s calendar:

On a 7 year timeline, 2300 days is the number of days between

Shavuot (Pentecost) in year 1
and
Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets) in year 7.

We’re not sure exactly what this means, but we know what it could mean. The 2300 day prophecy of Daniel appears to cover the time the daily sacrifice begins through the end of days. From Daniel 8:

“Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.  Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?  And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.”

Notice that the first line says “and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away,” but the root word for “taken away” in Hebrew is rum, which means lifted up and exalted. The word rum is used in Scriptures that talk about making or lifting up a sacrifice. So, “taken away” may very well be a bad translation. With the 2300 days, I think what we’re looking at is the amount of time that will be left once the daily sacrifice starts

Later in Daniel, we read a prophecy that makes it sound like 1290 is the number of days we have left once the daily sacrifice is stopped. If it’s stopped, it has to start at some point, so it’s possible that it starts 2300 days before the last day, and later, when we get to 1290 days before the last day, it’s stopped.

Since 2300 days happens to be the number of days between a Shavuot and a Yom Teruah, and Yom Teruah is a likely candidate for His return (more on this in Part 3), Shavuot is an annual watch day for us, and what we’re looking for is the beginning of sacrifices in Israel. We may not know when the 7 years starts – the “covenant with many” may not be as obvious as some think – so the daily sacrifice is a good indicator of what time we’re in.

Our next Shavuot will be May 10, 2024, after sundown, as mentioned earlier.

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Continue to Part 2: The Biblical Timeline >>

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In Part 2, we discuss the timeline from Adam to Exodus to YASHUA, Resurrection and the Jubilee year, Ezekiel’s 390 days, and how when you look at things from a 364 day year perspective, 2000 years goes by a lot quicker than you think.

Shalom unto Jerusalem.

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Corrections/updates since originally published:

1. December 2023: Clarified the point about how the Aviv 14 crucifixion date may mean the last 7 years starts on Aviv 15; clarified the reasoning behind how people arrive at a 360 day year; revised the Aviv 1 sample calendar picture to show the correct day of the week; and made minor grammatical adjustments.

2. January 2024: Added a note explaining the seasonal drift picture; minor grammatical edits and clarifications.

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