DAYS AND THE NIGHTS
<1>Night starts at sunset, and the day begins
<2>However, because sunset and sunrise change every day and
during the seasons, a fixed time, which is close to the average of
their changes, can be accepted.
<3>At present 6:00 P.M. seems the most logical
time to start the night. In fact, that is the reason midnight has
its name (it is six hours after the beginning of night). <4>But
the observation of midnight at 12:00 is again one of the thoughtless
acceptances of Roman set-ups which humanity is following without
<5>After time reaches midnight, which means the
middle of the night, then the next minute of any added time after
that is called morning. That is, 1:00 A.M., 2:00 A.M., and so on. In
other words, being in the middle of something means that thing will
continue at least equally after it occurs. Or at midnight we are in
the middle of the night, so equal time from the beginning of the
night is still to come.
<6>But according to our illogical timing, day
starts in the middle of night. It is just like we are trying to
reach a destination, then in the middle of the way we assume we have
reached it. <7>However, as it is described in the book
Commentaries On Prophecies In Daniel, Period Of Intellectual
Domination, it was predicted that
the little horn
would try to change the time according to its confused
<8>The acceptance of this time schedule has come
to humanity from the Roman Empire. <9>It has been explained
how illogical their reasoning was in this arrangement, as is most of
what they have presented to man (dry and inflexible like iron). (For
more detail, read
Prophecies In Daniel, Period Of Intellectual Domination.)
<10>With the same reasoning, noon or mid-day
also is an incorrect time for being 12:00 A.M., because mid-day
means we still have six hours left from the beginning of the day.
<11>Also, as it was said, the most natural time
to start the night is when the sun sets, and finish the night with
the sunrise. Similarly, day naturally starts at sunrise and ends at
sunset. <12>However, because of the change of the time of
sunset and sunrise, we can accept the present 6:00 P.M. as the
beginning of the night and the end of the day. Therefore when it is
6:00 P.M. it will be midnight (12:00 at night of the present timing
system), and it is true midnight, because we still have six more
hours left of night. <13>Also with this method of timing,
when it is 12:00, the morning starts. At 6:00 A.M. it will be noon
or mid-day and we will have six more hours of the day left.
<14>This is a more logical (but not necessarily
most natural) way of timing the day and the night. <15>More
natural than this is to follow the actual sunset and sunrise as the
beginning and end of the days and nights. This is the way humans
used to identify night and day in the past, even many earlier
civilizations before the Roman Empire.
<16>In chapter 23 of Leviticus, the
feasts and Holy Days which the Lord had commanded for humans to
observe are listed. <17>He commanded them to be observed for
ever and ever.
<18>This life and body is given to us so that we
realize the truth beyond this universe and perfect ourselves toward
Consciousness. That can be achieved when the
false ego as a separate entity is dissolved and it is realized
that the unit identity is not separate from the universal identity.
<19>Then it is known that both are part and parcel of one
<20>But because of the
false ego of the
human, man always separates himself as a self-centered entity away
from the rest. <21>That is why
God always had demanded
from man to exalt, adore, and worship Him instead of self. Then man
might dissolve his unit
self into the Universal
and become Divine.
<22>That is why all activities, thoughts, and
relationships of man should evolve around
God and be for Him. <23>The feasts, festivals, and Holy
Days also should be for Him so that man's thoughts might be directed
toward its goal, which is to dissolve the
self into the Universal
Self and realize he is a
part of the All.
<24>That is the reason why in chapter 23 of
in the Bible, God
has given the days that He demanded to be kept as His Feasts and
Holy Days. There should not be any other holidays. <25>Any
other holidays are not
Holy, because they are not
<26>Also only these Holy Days which are demanded
by the Lord and are in one of His
Holy Books can be easily accepted in this respect. Otherwise any
nation or group will insist on their own, and no other Holy Days are
so directly demanded by the Lord Himself to be observed.
<27>Also the rituals and contents of these days
might differ from the original demand by
God. But the spirit of them will be the same as it has been
intended to be. That is, to keep these days
Holy, to come together in
order to remember Him, share our knowledge of Him, and rejoice in
His perfection, compassion, and love for us.
<28>In other words, to dissolve ourselves into Him.
<29>These feasts and Holy Days are described in
brief below. A more detailed description is given in chapter 23 of
1 - There are Holy Days and there are feasts of
2 - They go along with
meditation and remembrance of the Lord).
3 - The seventh day of the week is the
Sabbath of rest.
4 - In the evening of the
fourteenth day of the first month is the night of
Passover and the
beginning of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
5 - The Feast of Unleavened Bread is the
fifteenth day of the first month, with no servile work, and then
for seven days practice
knowledge -- when it is needed and is for the good and progress
6 - On the seventh day (twenty-first of the first
month) is a
holy convocation with
no servile work.
7 - After this holy
convocation, the next day will be the offering of the
"firstfruits" (as explained in Leviticus
23:10, which no longer is necessary; Christ was the firstfruit!).
After this day, count fifty days (seven weeks, which will include seven
Sabbaths); another yearly
convocation, with no servile work. Each week of these
seven weeks symbolizes one seal of the seven seals in the
Eternal Divine Path. After the seventh
seal, the last Revelation of God will (has) come.
Therefore, this yearly Sabbath from now on will be called the
Feast of Revelation.
8 - On the first day of the seventh month there
will be a
Sabbath, a memorial
of blowing of trumpets, a
holy convocation, with
no servile work.
9 - On the tenth day (evening of the ninth to the
evening of the tenth) of the seventh month is the day of
convocation, with no work (not at all). Celebrate this
atonement to the Lord.
10 - The fifteenth day of the seventh month shall
be the Feast of Tabernacles and for seven days there will be a
feast. On the first day a
holy convocation, and
no servile work.
11 - After seven days of feasting, a
Sabbath on the
eighth day, a
holy convocation. It
is a solemn assembly, with no servile work.