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The main thing I would like to point out in the following articles on the Ancient Celtic people, who obviously knew something about farming and what crops were grown when, understood that the WHEAT HARVEST was not celebrated in the THIRD MONTH but in the FIFTH MONTH. All the Paganism associated with these festivals does not change the facts of nature and that WHEAT HARVEST was not in the THIRD MONTH, but the FIFTH MONTH. It would be like someone saying that we are having the first fruits of watermelon harvest in the springtime/THIRD MONTH and everyone knows or should know that watermelons or not harvested in the springtime but our harvested in the summertime. The Same is true with grapes, the harvest of grapes is not in the springtime, but in the summertime, same as the original wheat harvest that is found in Scripture and this is why they were being accused of drinking new wine on the day of Pentecost in the book Acts of the Apostles.

I think it is time for someone to explain why the Ancient Israelite people thought that the FIRST FRUITS of the WHEAT harvest was in the FIFTH month. Which would be 50 days AFTER the seventh Sabbath complete as Leviticus 23:16 teaches.

The Historical facts shows that the Ancient Celtic People (whom we know to be Ancient Israelites) observed 4 MAJOR festivals each year and one of them was the “FIRST FRUITS” of the “WHEAT HARVEST” which they observed on July 31st or the first day of August which is in harmony with numbering 50 days AFTER the seventh Sabbath complete, as Leviticus 23:16 teaches, instead of 50 days after the wave sheaf.

Why didn’t someone tell these Israelite people, who were farmers, that the FIRST FRUITS of the WHEAT HARVEST was in the THIRD month instead of the FIFTH month?

Didn’t they know that everyone knew, especially the farmers, that there was no wheat harvest in the FIFTH MONTH? Or were they?

YES there was a wheat harvest in the FIFTH MONTH and it is the scriptural wheat harvest that is planted in the first month and harvested in the fourth month like our Saviour said, “say not ye they are yet FOUR months then the harvest”. The winter wheat that is planted today, around September or October, takes SEVEN MONTHS to harvest and cannot be found in Scripture. Yes The Ancient Celtic People knew what they were talking about and that is why they observed Pentecost 50 days AFTER the seventh Sabbath complete as Leviticus 23:16 teaches.

The problem comes in when people do not understand that there is no record of a wheat harvest in the THIRD MONTH, found in Scripture. Not only is there ABSOLUTELY NO conclusive wheat harvest in the THIRD MONTH but it is an “ABSOLUTE FACT” that there is “NO” THIRD MONTH “FEAST” of “ANY KIND” found in Scripture.

Realizing that there are TWO types of wheat that is planted today, WINTER WHEAT, which is planted around September or October and harvested SEVEN MONTHS later, in the springtime about two weeks after the barley harvest, and SUMMER WHEAT which is planted in the first month/springtime, and harvested AFTER FOUR MONTHS, the question arises WHICH wheat harvest was the scriptural Pentecost we harvest???

It is obvious, from the Historical facts, that the Ancient Celtic People observed only one MAJOR FEAST for Pentecost wheat harvest and that was on the first day of August, which would correspond with counting 50 days AFTER the seventh Sabbath complete as prescribed in Leviticus 23:16.

When I say there is NOT even a THIRD MONTH FEAST mentioned in Scripture, all someone has to do to prove me wrong is give me chapter and verse to the contrary. I can give chapter and verse of a FEAST/Chag recorded at the END of the FOURTH MONTH or the beginning of the FIFTH MONTH, and can also prove from Scripture and Nature itself that the WHEAT HARVEST found in Scripture, was in the summertime, when the grapes were ripe, instead of the springtime.

As the Holy Prophet Joel prophesied in the second chapter of Joel, that the Holy Spirit would be poured out in the last days and “the floors would be full of WHEAT and the WINE PRESSES would be FULL OF WINE”. This happened on the day of Pentecost but there’s one thing wrong with this being in the THIRD MONTH because it is agriculturally “IMPOSSIBLE” to have any grapes or wine in the wine presses in the THIRD MONTH.

Although It is absolutely IMPOSSIBLE for this prophecy to be full filed in the THIRD MONTH, it is possible to have the NEW WHINE in the presses at the END of the FOURTH MONTH or the beginning of the FIFTH MONTH as we see the Ancient Celtic People celebrating the FIRST FRUITS of the WHEAT HARVEST on the FIRST DAY OF AUGUST but you MUST count 50 days AFTER the seventh Sabbath complete as Leviticus 23:16 teaches, instead of 50 days after the wave sheaf, as tradition teaches. see my article on PENTECOST at www.lunarsabbath.info for more details.

I have demonstrated how the Historical facts show that Philo, who live at the time our Saviour and the Apostles, observed Pentecost 50 days AFTER the seventh seven complete instead of 50 days after the wave sheaf. Leviticus 23:16.

As I have said, someone should explain why The Ancient Celtic People celebrated Pentecost on August first?

I have much I could say on this subject but will finish later, I just wanted to run what I written so far by the gain Sayers and see their response.

A man named Ted Walters brought to my attention, the word Lammas, a word I had never heard of, and how it refers to the new growth that appears on oak trees and other trees during the summertime, around the last of July or first of August and the word means “FIRST FRUITS” or “LOAF MASS” and after searching a number of web sites I found that the Ancient Celtic people held a feast on this same day and a lot of people know that the Celtic people are descendents from ancient Israelites.

I found that During this feast they would make LOAVES OF BREAD from the FIRST FRUITS of the WHEAT HARVEST and place them on the altar and this was done at the end of the fourth month of July, on the 31st, or the first day of August which corresponds to numbering 50 days AFTER the seventh Sabbath complete, as Leviticus 23:16 teaches.

 

If the "ancient Celtic" people observed the "firstfruits" of the "wheat harvest" in the "summertime" around the last day of "July" or the first day of August which is in harmony with counting the 50 days "AFTER" the seventh Sabbath complete instead of 50 days from the wave sheaf or after the FIRST Sabbath, which would be in the springtime of the third month and I have shown there is no feast mentioned in scripture in the third month. This is an Absolute and there is no conclusivee wheat harvest in the third month found in Scripture. As a matter of fact there is no third month harvest found any where in Scripture and I challenge anyone to find one and if you cannot find a feast or harvest in the third month, then why try to get someone to keep a third month feast unless it is strictly a tradition of man?

 

The following was gleaned from web sites under "Lammus" or “LUGHNASADH” which means "loaf mass" please try to remember that the people who are writing these articles are not trying to prove or disprove anything, they are simply showing what the ancient Celtic people done around the last of July and the first of August. As a matter of fact, I think it would be safe to say that these people never realized that this ancient Celtic festival could have been Pentecost because in their minds the Pentecost feast occurs in the third month during the springtime instead of the fourth month during the summer. But we will soon see that these ancient Celtic people were keeping an ancient custom or tradition of the first fruits of wheat harvest, better known as Pentecost or first fruits or Feast of Weeks. You can bet your bottom dollar that if this same Celtic ritual occurred near the begin enough the third month, which everyone believes was Pentecost, instead of the end of the fourth month, they would have sworn it was Pentecost.we

LUGHNASADH

Kathleen Dupree

“The grain is ripe for harvest. Apple trees and gardens bear forth the fruits of summer. This is the time of Lughnasadh, the ancient Celtic festival held in celebration of the first fruits of the harvest.

The modern Irish spelling, Lúnasa, is the name of the month of August in Irish Gaelic. Lughnasadh, an older spelling, is often used to designate the name of the seasonal festival that surrounds the first day of the month of August. In Scots Gaelic the day is known as Lunasda or Lunasdal. This is the time that marks a REST FROM LABOR, a time to take stock of what the SUMMER sun has yielded. It is a time to CELEBRATE and enjoy the outcome of our daily toil.

At this GATHERING were held games and contests of skill as well as a GREAT FEAST made up of the FIRST FRUITS of the SUMMER HARVEST.”

 

Notice it says that this was an ancient Celtic festival held in celebration of the first fruits of the harvest. Notice it places ancient Israel’s Pentecost 50 days more than the traditional Pentecost or 50 days AFTER the traditional FEAST of Pentecost or 50 days AFTER the seventh Sabbath complete, as Leviticus 23:16 teaches. Notice this ancient feast Was a Rest from Labor, just as the Scripture teaches Pentecost is and Notice it was during the summer instead of spring and it says they had a GATHERING/convocation, same as the Scripture teaches for Pentecost and it was a GREAT FEAST made up of the FIRST FRUITS of the SUMMER HARVEST. All these are signs of a scriptural Pentecost. Continuing on in another article we read,

“In the Celtic nations of Europe traditions surrounding Lughnasadh still continue from pre-Christian times. Most often, celebration of the holiday occurs on the first Sunday of August or the Sunday just before the first day of August. In modern Ireland the tradition still continues that on the last Sunday of July families ascend into the hills of the countryside to pick bilberries. The bilberries are symbolic of the bounty of Mother Earth at this time of year and of the fruits harvested in that ancient time when Tailltiu made a place for the grain that would feed the generations to come after her. With the coming of Christianity to the Celtic lands, the old festival of Lughnasadh took on Christian symbolism. Loaves of bread were baked from the first of the harvested grain and placed on the church altar on the first Sunday of August. The Christianized name for the feast of Lughnasadh is Lammas which means "loaf mass". And, of course, there are the fairs which are still held all across Europe and America.

Lughnasadh

 

NOTICE it says “midpoint between the summer solstice and autumnal equinox.

June 21st is the summer solstice and September 21st is the autumnal equinox and midpoint would be around July 21st which is in perfect harmony with counting 50 days AFTER the seventh Sabbath complete as we believe Leviticus 23:16 teaches. It is also In harmony with the scripture that teaches that Pentecost must be at the years end/turning, which happens on June 21st in the traditional Pentecost takes place before June 21st or BEFORE the years END . See SCRIPTURE this is truly using the great lights of Genesis 1:14 for appointments, and Pentecost is an appointment. Continuing on the web sites say,

Notice the next article speaks of the FOUR MAIN festivals of the ancient Celtic celebrations and the one that matches Pentecost is not in the beginning of the third month, but is that the end of the fourth month or beginning of the fifth witches In harmony with 50 days AFTER the seventh Sabbath complete as Leviticus 23:16 teaches.

 

 

www.lunarsabbath.info

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lughnasadh
(Old Irish pronounced IPA: [lu¢°nəsə]) is a Gaelic holiday celebrated on the first of August, or at the time of the ripening of the local berry crop, or on the full moon nearest the midpoint between the summer solstice and autumnal equinox.
http://www.leyline.org/cra/articles/lughnasadh.html