The Birth of Yahushua (Jesus)
There is much speculation of when the birth of Yahushua (Jesus) actually took place. Most Christians know December twenty-fifth is not His birthday, but instead of making waves they go along with it; just like they go along with many other things they know are not Biblical.
They do not want to be considered peculiar or weird in the eyes of the people they associate with. They do not want to be considered a “troubler in Israel” (1 Kings 18:17). “And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not Me, saith Yahuwah” (Jer. 9:3).
And yet the Bible tells us Elohim’s people are to be peculiar. “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar [strange or odd] people; that you should show forth the praises of Him Who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Pet. 2:9, emphasis added). “Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works” (Tit. 2:14, emphasis added). The noblest act an individual can do is to sacrifice one’s self for another, and that is exactly what Yahushua did for the inhabitants of planet Earth.
How few of Yahushua’s professed followers are willing to become that “peculiar” individual in order to “show forth the praises of Him Who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” How many are willing to be a man after Elohim’s heart? “I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after Mine Own heart, which shall fulfil all My will” (Acts 13:22, emphasis added).
We always seem to take the easy, non-confrontational approach, instead of contending for the truth as we are admonished to do. “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 3, emphasis added).
How many are willing to be like Caleb? “But My servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed Me fully, him will I bring into the land where into he went; and his seed shall possess it” (Num. 14:24, emphasis added). Caleb had given a report of the Land of Promise which differed greatly from the majority’s report.
Are we willing to follow Yahuwah “fully” as Caleb did? Some of us do not want to be considered “a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth” (Jer. 15:10) as was Jeremiah. Every time Jeremiah spoke, some would rise up and contend with him. IF Elohim is not your buckler (shield), you will not be able to stand in defense of the truth. “Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for Mine help” (Ps. 35:2).
There is only one verse in the entire Bible that gives us any indication of when Yahushua’s birth took place. We read in Luke 1:26-27, “And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from Elohim unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary” (emphasis added). Many will take that to mean this was the month of June, but in so doing they are going by the Gregorian calendar and not by the calendar as found in the Bible.
The calendar of the Bible begins at the first full moon after the spring equinox. “This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you” (Exodus 12:2, emphasis added). This is the month the Bible sometimes refers to as Abib. This month can begin during the month of March after the twenty-first or during April depending on when the first full moon after the spring equinox occurs. “The sixth month” of the Biblical Lunar-solar calendar, spoken of in Luke 1:26, begins in either September or October of the Gregorian calendar. Nine months later brings us to June or July of the Gregorian calendar and more than likely during the time of Pentecost which takes place on the ninth day of the third Biblical month.
We are not given the day, but we are given the month, of when the angel visited Mary and from the scenario given in Luke chapter one is probably when she became pregnant when “The Holy Ghost [Spirit] shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee” (Luke 1:35).
This is only speculation, but He may have been born on Pentecost which was the same day the Christian Church came into existence. From Acts chapter two we read, “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost [Spirit]” (Acts 2:1-4, emphasis added). “But when the fullness of the time was come, Elohim sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law” (Gal. 4:4, emphasis added),
Instead of going along with the crowd and if you claim to follow what the Bible teaches, begin observing Pentecost as the day of Yahushua Messiah’s birth. The shepherds were not in the fields watching over their flocks at night on December twenty-fifth because there is no pasture for the sheep to feed on at that time of the year, and the flocks are all back in the corrals feeding and protected from the cold. There was no December twenty-fifth back in the times of the Bible because the Gregorian calendar was not in existence at that time of earth’s history.
People are looking back and “supposedly remembering” Messiah’s birth, while all the time they are unaware that His return is at hand. We should be focusing our attention on His second coming and being prepared for that day instead of looking to the past and as a result, missing the day of our visitation. Just as clearly as the timing and location of His first coming were foretold, so is His second coming. See Micah 5:2 and Daniel 9:24-27. We will be without excuse and ashamed when we find that we are lost if we do not study the Bible as we are commanded to do. “Study to show thyself approved unto Elohim, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15).