[103] The Weekly and Festival and Monthly Sabbath System of FDS4

The LWs spent 1260 days of Revelation 12 in the wilderness away from the face of the serpent from 1995Adar (the disfellowshipping of Elijah4) to 1999Elul when he got on his horse and started riding as the first horseman of the Apocalypse, having fed the Watchtower exclusively for 7 years from 1992Elul. For John Wayne said to his son: Either you get on a horse or you get out of the movie business, whereas Jesus (the antetypical Jacob), said to his son, Gordon, the mediator of the 2NC, (the antetypical Joseph, the present bible dream decoder), through an understanding of Revelation 6:2 deduced in the Canary Islands in 1999Elul: Pick up your bow, put on your crown, saddle up  and start conquering (paraphrasing the verse). Now when the Wilderness ends, then the Promised land begins. But the LWs first advertised www.bibledecoded.com by fax on 2000 January 25, 1999Shebat14 (the site was uploaded a few days earlier. Before then we had only made our interpretations available to the Watchtower). So 1999Shebat was the first month when the LW food was available for public consumption. But this did not give us any land. The land (congregation - baptised or not) appeared (200 of them) at our first public religious meeting at the Cumberland Hotel, London W1, in the evening of 2000March21 (2000Nisan15). But no one got baptised until 2000Elul16, when Tony was baptised. So the first month of LW land was 2000Elul.

But the Land Sabbath and Jubilee system did not begin until 2000Heshvan because a Jubilee return as man to his possession, which is re-instating him into the church. But a man cannot be thrown out of a church until the church has 3 members, two being the minimum size of a committee with Jesus in its midst, to judge the 3rd. The 3rd Lords' Witnesses, Jamie, was baptised on 2000Tishri16. So 2000Heshvan was the first whole month of an LW congregation. So we must now decide whether to start the Land Sabbath system in 2000Tishri or in 2000Heshvan.

The argument for 2000Tishri is that if we start the land Sabbath timetable on 2000Heshvan1 then we would have to work for 6 months which breaks the concept of a Sabbath, which is that you only work for 6 periods of time. The argument for 2000Heshvan is that you have a Sabbath after 6 periods of time not 5. 

The Sabbath is the 7th of 7 equal time periods so 2000Heshvani must be the first month of the LW land Sabbath system.

In the case of the promised land the sons of Israel entered in 1473Nisan but the land Sabbath system did not begin until the next agricultural year started on 1473Tishri1. 

The first land Sabbath in the promised land was 1467Tishri to 1466Tishri. The land was probably distributed in that sacred year, when the working week of conquest of the land was finished. Not a lot of farming would have occurred prior to that.

We celebrated the Jubilee on 2008Chislev, not 2008Shebat. This was 2 months too early.

The monthly Sabbath system of the land of the LWs is the word symbolic meaning of Leviticus 25.

2 Speak to the sons of Israel [sons of the JAC], and you must say to them, 'When you eventually come into the land [at least two baptised LWs exist] that I am giving you [a person is given to us when we baptise them], then the land [those farmer, those interested, those who listen. Bible studies and attendees and the LW congregation] must observe a Sabbath to Jehovah.
3 6 years [months] you should sow your field [sow the kingdom message in the world. The field is the world. The land is those interested which includes the church. The vineyard is the church, the congregation], and 6 years you should prune your vineyard [judge matters in the congregation. the vineyard contains the vines of all the relevant salvation covenants. It does not cover the 1AC because we cannot prune that vine. Mind you it will cover the 1AC once the 3rd Holy Spirit takes over Zoar. So then it will actually be larger than the church. It would cover those that Zoarites have baptized into the 1AC too. A vine is a salvation covenant], and you must gather her produce [understandings, wine from the congregation].
4 But in the year, the 7th, there should occur a Sabbath of complete rest for the land, a Sabbath to Jehovah. Your field you must not sow, and your vineyard you must not prune
5 The growth from spilled kernels of your harvest [new understandings or newly interested people from bible studies who did not get baptised] you must not reap, and the grapes of your unpruned vine you must not gather. There should occur a year [month] of complete rest for the land [no field service and no research assessing. there is growth, personal research or group research does occur. Bur this is not to be submitted or assessed].
6 And the Sabbath [system] of the land must serve you people for food [spiritual food], for you and your slave man and your slave girl and your hired laborer and the settler with you, those who are residing as aliens with you,
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and for your domestic animal and for the wild beast that is in your land. All its produce [understandings] should serve for eating.
8 And you must count for yourself 7 Sabbaths of years [months], 7 times 7 years [months], and the days [hours] of the 7 Sabbaths of years must amount to 49 years [months] for you [there are 17640 days in 49 years and there are 17640 daylight hours in 49 months].
9 And you must cause the horn of loud tone to sound in the month [day], the 7th, on the 10th [hour] to the month [day]; in the day [hour] of atonement you people should cause the horn to sound in all your land.
10 And you must sanctify the year [month] of the 50th year [months] and proclaim liberty in the land to all its inhabitants [Anyone who has even been an LW]. It will become a Jubilee for you, and you must return each one to his possession and you should return each one to his family [all disfellowshipped or disassociated people can be re-instated if they so choose. The Sabbath and Jubilee provisions apply to the entire congregation].
11 A Jubilee is what the year of the 50th year will become for you. You must not sow seed nor reap the land's growth from spilled kernels [a new understanding from an unbaptised bible study or attendee, a spilled kernel. He is not a part of the land. But his understandings are from the land] nor gather the grapes of its unpruned vines [new understandings from anyone in a salvation covenant baptized by the church].
12 For it is a Jubilee. It should become something holy to you. From the field you may eat its produce [which means that produce is spiritual food from the world] [Since one can reap from the field but not from the land in a Jubilee, the field cannot be entirely in the land. No it is the world. The land is the church].
13 In this year of the Jubilee you should return each one to his possession (Leviticus 25).

Year (9), Month (2), Day (2). Year=Month, Month=Day, Day=Hour.

The English word Jubilee comes from the Latin iubilaeus, which is from the Hebrew yohvel, meaning ram's horn.

So the Jubilee release, the Jubilee atonement happens at the 10th hour of the day of Chislev7, 2008.

The trouble with the word symbolic interpretation of these sorts of accounts is that one has to decide whether the grapes, spilled kernels, produce etc are understandings or Christians. Obviously food/understandings one eats, Christians one does not eat! Our first attempt at this was incorrect (as usual), and our second attempt was not much better. The words 'with seed' in the NWT are not in the Hebrew BHS text and so are omitted from the translation above. The way into the symbolism is to recognise that food is not pruned but congregations are. So the vine is to do with congregation. But the grapes are not Christians as we had first thought, since they are removed from the vine at harvest, not grafted on to it. Each branch is a Christian. The grapes on that branch are his understandings. For the word produce, which applies to the vine in verse 3, means edible spiritual food as we see from verse 7. Also one cannot gather people who are already in the church!

7 All its produce should serve for eating (Leviticus 25).

Plainly then 'produce' is spiritual food. Furthermore one cannot spill Christians, but one can spill the Kingdom message, for people can overhear it and one can miss new understandings. So the growth from spilled kernels is further understandings that were missed by the administration. With these keys, we can unlock the account. Remember too that Jesus said...

5 I am the vine, you are the branches. He that remains in union with me, and I in union with him, this one bears much fruit; because apart from me you can do nothing at all.
6 If anyone does not remain in union with me, he is cast out as a branch and is dried up; and men gather those branches up and pitch them into the fire and they are burned (John 15).

The symbolism works as follows:

Given Land is everyone who has ever attended an LW meeting. This is a subgroup of all those who are interested
Vineyard is the congregation, since it is pruned, judged by its administration. It contains vines
The vines are brothers in the various salvation covenants who are water baptised (since we prune them).
Each branch of a vine is a Christian in the congregation.
The grapes on a branch are new understandings had by that Christian.
The ungathered grapes are ideas from within the congregation that have not yet been process by the administration.
The Seed is the Kingdom Message given to those outside the congregation in the field
The Field is the world.
Sowing is planting the kingdom message in the consciousness of mankind. These may grow into further ideas and these may then get planted into further people and if they germinate and grow again will give rise to more ideas, until the whole bible is decoded.
Reaping the land's growth from spilled kernels is collecting new  understandings from those who have not been harvested and so are not in the vineyard.
Do not prune means do not consider judicial matters in the congregation

One cannot prune (judicially warn or disfellowship) in a Sabbath. But can one baptise people into the church on a Sabbath? Jesus cured many people on the Sabbath, and each miracle was a 1AC baptism as well. After all a Sabbath is a release to Jehovah.

3 So in response Jesus spoke to those versed in the Law and to the Pharisees, saying: Is it lawful on the Sabbath to cure or not?
4 But they kept silent. With that he took hold of [the man], healed him and sent [him] away.
5 And he said to them: Who of you, if his son or bull falls into a well, will not immediately pull him out on the Sabbath day? (Luke 14 NWT)

Does falling into a well and being pulled out constitute a water baptism? Well that is precisely what happens during a water baptism! Yet here, the victim is not saved by the water but is saved by being removed from the vessel for water. So we can remove someone from a false church that used to have a true water baptism upon a Sabbath. But one would not immerse the poor victim in water gain on that Sabbath day. 

10 and, look! a man with a withered hand! So they asked him, Is it lawful to cure on the Sabbath?" that they might get an accusation against him.
11 He said to them: Who will be the man among you that has one sheep and, if this falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not get
hold of it and lift it out?
12 All considered, of how much more worth is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful to do a fine thing on the Sabbath [What fine thing? A faith baptism or a water baptism or a delayed water baptism?].
13 Then he said to the man: Stretch out your hand. And he stretched it out, and it was restored sound like the other hand (Matthew 12).

So if someone is stuck down a well or a pit, i.e. in a false church that used to have a water baptism or a false church that never had a water baptism or indeed any false religious outfit, then we can pull him out on the Sabbath day and give him a 1AC baptism and a Sabbath delayed 4EC water baptism. BUT we cannot do this on a Sabbath for people who are not stuck in some kind of religious or spiritual trap. 

For people who are not in a trap there unless there is some other form of urgency, we can baptise into the 1AC on the Sabbath and we can cure any spiritual malaises from which they may be suffering. But we should not baptise them into the 4EC until after the Sabbath. One cannot enter into contractual obligations on a Sabbath which is a release not a binding into a contract.  That is the case with a weekly Sabbath which is both a secular and a spiritual Sabbath a release from secular and from spiritual works. A festival Sabbath is a release only from secular works. So one can be baptized on a festival Sabbath. A land Sabbath is a release from spiritual works, and so one cannot be baptized into the law of the church on a land Sabbath - when one cannot prune the vineyard. 

1AC baptism on weekly Sabbath OK
4EC baptism on Sabbath non OK
Delayed 4EC baptism for people in a false church on Sabbath OK

However the land Sabbath and Jubilee law does not explicitly prohibit reaping the field or the land during the Sabbath. It prohibits reaping the growth from spilled kernels (who may evangelise during the Sabbath since they are not under church law). Such growth could be new understandings or newly interested people. It does not prohibit reaping the growth from fire signs. Mind you that growth might still come from spilled Kernels. Anyway we apparently do not baptise 1NC reserves on 2017Tammuz11, the weekly Sabbath (this is the one Passover entry day that we miss - from the 8 that we have according to 2Chronicles29).

So in conclusion we can baptize people into the 1AC during a land Sabbath, but not into the ICC. 
We can baptize people into the ICC on a festival Sabbath which is a release only from secular works not from spiritual works
We can baptize people into the ICC on a weekly Sabbath which is a release from both spiritual and secular works, by having them agree to obey the law of the church after the Sabbath not during it. This is effectively a 1AC baptism together with a delayed effect ICC baptism. However this should only be done if the bull is stuck down the well or the sheep is stuck in the pit.

We cannot sow the kingdom message either in the Sabbath or in the Jubilee.

4 But in the 7th year there should occur a Sabbath of complete rest for the land, a Sabbath to Jehovah. Your field you must not sow with seed, and your vineyard you must not prune.

11 A Jubilee is what that 50th year will become for you. You must not sow seed nor reap the land's growth from spilled kernels nor gather the grapes of its unpruned vines.

But in the Jubilee one can listen to and discuss ideas from people in the world:

12 For it is a Jubilee. It should become something holy to you. From the field you may eat its produce.

So both in the Jubilee and in the Sabbath we can act as a spiritual doctor, we can reactively cure interpretational malaises. But we should not proactively evangelise. We should not get involved in bible research discussions with those inside or outside the congregation on the Sabbath. We can however get involved in bible research discussions with those inside and outside the congregation on the Jubilee. To summarise this:

Function Sabbath Jubilee
First True Water Baptism No No
Re water baptism No Yes, a Jubilee is a return of ones possessions. This is automatic. It does not require another baptism just a desire to join the LWs. 
Faith baptism Yes Yes
Evangelise, sow the kingdom message in people outside No  No
Consider Judicial matters No No
Congregation Meetings for teaching of the flock Yes Yes
Teaching interested ones who choose to come to congregation meetings (i.e. become a part of the land rather than the field) Yes Yes
LWs Submit new interpretations to the LW administration No No
LW administration considers new interpretations submitted by anyone  No No
LWs do bible research in groups and discuss new interpretations amongst themselves (sowing in the vineyard) Yes Yes
LWs or the LW administration helps people inside or outside with interpretational malaises or distress  Yes Yes
LWs do their own personal bible research seeking new interpretations or with any other intention, and record them for publication after the Sabbath Yes. Priests in the temple could break the Sabbath with sacred activities Yes, and we can also accept new understandings from outside the church.
LWs read the bible for general guidance from God Yes Yes

The LW administration should act and be treated just like an individual LW except that it has a rest during the Jubilee which individual LWs do not have. For we should not be hypocrites and the LW administration should aim to act like Jesus Christ himself would act, as should every LW.

5 I am the vine, you are the branches. He that remains in union with me, and I in union with him, this one bears much fruit; because apart from me you can do nothing at all.
6 If anyone does not remain in union with me, he is cast out as a branch and is dried up; and men gather those branches up and pitch them into the fire and they are burned (John 15).

In the Jubilee you can eat what the field produces, because such food is not the growth from spilled Kernels, because you did not harvest in the previous year, so you did not spill any Kernels then. It is actually the growth from seed produced by the grain that grew from the spilled Kernels of your harvest two years ago. 

In a monthly Sabbath there is no pro active field service. However if someone approaches us and asks for help then we can teach them, they become honorary members of the congregation and we can sow in the vineyard during the Sabbath and the Jubilee. Alternatively they are sheep who recognise that they are in a pit and ask for help. It is not wrong to do a good deed on a Sabbath as Jesus said. Personal bible research is ok in a Sabbath so long as the results, if new, are not recorded/harvested. But the administration of the LW has complete rest and closes down basically. There should be internal bible discussion groups, internal joint research, informal bible research meetings. The Sabbath is a time of spiritual regeneration, it is not a fast. It is a time a internal LW planning and strategizing. We should not send out books, we should not update the website, but the website need not be taken down, it is merely an electronic book.

The Sabbath is a time of no spiritual work and no evangelical work and instead consolidation, revision and family gatherings for teaching. It is a group huddle.

Here is the Sabbath timetable, starting on 1999Shebat, that we used up until 2008Iyyar:

2000Ab
2000Adar
2001Tishri
2002Iyyar
2002Chislev
2003Tammuz
2003Shebat
2003Adar (Jubilee)

2004Tishri
2005Iyyar
2005Chislev
2006Tammuz
2006Shebat
2007Elul
2008Nisan
2008Iyyar (Jubilee)

After 2008Iyyar we used the system starting on 2000Elul (since the LW congregation started on 2000Elul16) for which the Sabbath timetable looks like this:

2000Adar
2001Tishri
2002Iyyar
2002Chislev
2003Tammuz
2003Shebat
2004Elul (loss of constant feature of Watchtower)
2004Tishri (Jubilee)

2005Iyyar
2005Chislev
2006Tammuz 
2006Shebat
2007Elul
2008Nisan (Marriage of the lamb. 144,000 1NC saints appointed as kings)
2008Heshvan
2008Chislev (Jubilee - which we celebrated)

2009Tammuz
2009Shebat
2010Elul
2011Nisan
2011Heshvan
2012Sivan
2012Tebbeth
2012Shebat (Jubilee)

Here is the Sabbath system that we used for a while starting on 2000Tishri1 (the first day of the first whole month of an LW congregation - since Gordon baptized Tony on 2000Elul16)
We think that this is the correct Jubilee system

2001Nisan
2001Heshvan
2002Sivan
2002Tebbeth
2003Ab
2003Adar
2004Tishri (Sabbath)
2004Heshvan

2005Sivan
2005Tebbeth
2006Ab
2006Adar
2007Tishri
2008Iyyar 
2008Chislev
2008Tebbeth (Jubilee)

2009Ab
2009Adar
2010Tishri
2011Iyyar
2011Chislev
2012Tammuz
2012Shebat
2012Adar (Jubilee)

2013Tishri
2014Iyyar
2014Chislev

Here is the Sabbath system starting on 2000Heshvan1 (the first day of the first whole month of an LW congregation with 3 people in it and so capable of forming a judicial committee of 2 to discipline the 3rd)
We do not think that this is the correct Jubilee system

2001Iyyar
2001Chislev
2002Tammuz
2002Shebat
2003Elul
2004Nisan
2004Heshvan (Sabbath)
2004Chislev (Jubilee) - the fall of the Watchtower as a true church.

2005Tammuz
2005Shebat
2006Elul
2007Nisan
2007Heshvan
2008Sivan 
2008Tebbeth
2008Shebat (Jubilee)

2009Elul
2010Nisan
2010Heshvan
2011Sivan
2011Tebbeth
2012Ab
2012Adar
2013Nisan (Jubilee)

Thanks to Frank and Mike and Dave for help on this new system. The new system does not invalidate the old system since what we bind down here is bound up there. 

Here is the Kingdom and Zoar Jubilee system that we should have been using since 2008Iyyar1.

2008Iyyar1 - system starts
2008Heshvan
2009Sivan
2009Tebbeth
2010Ab
2010Adar
2011Tishri
2012Iyyar
2012Sivan (Jubilee)

2012Tebbeth
2013Ab
2013Adar
2014Tishri
2015Iyyar
2015Chislev
2016Tammuz
2016Ab (Jubilee)

Anyone who had a 4EC water baptism whether an ex LW or an ex Laodicean can be re-instated during the Jubilee. They will have everything they lost from a salvation standpoint at their disfellowshipping returned. This would include sainthood but not Kingship or apostleship because apostles must stick with their covenant Mediator and Kings must be married or sealed by certain dates.

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Weekly Sabbaths in more detail

1 And Jehovah went on speaking to Moses, saying:
2 Speak to the sons of Israel, and you must say to them, 'The seasonal festivals of Jehovah that you should proclaim are holy conventions. These are my seasonal festivals:
3 Six days may work be done, but on the 7th day is a Sabbath of complete rest, a holy convention. You may do no sort of work. It is a Sabbath to Jehovah in all places where you dwell. (Leviticus 23 NWT)

So a weekly Sabbath is a festival

23 Tomorrow there will be a Sabbath observance of a holy Sabbath to Jehovah. What you can bake, bake, and what you can boil, boil, and all the surplus that there is save it up for you as something to be kept until the morning.
24 Accordingly they saved it up until the morning, just as Moses had commanded; and it did not stink nor did maggots develop in it.
25 Then Moses said: Eat it today, because today is a Sabbath to Jehovah. Today you will not find it in the field.
26 6 days you will pick it up, but on the 7th day is a Sabbath. On it none will form.
27 However, it came about on the 7th day that some of the people did go out to pick [it] up, but they found none.
28 Consequently Jehovah said to Moses: How long must you people refuse to keep my commandments and my laws? (Exodus 16).

10 But the 7th day is a Sabbath to Jehovah your God. You must not do any work, you nor your son nor your daughter, your slave man nor your slave girl nor your domestic animal nor your alien resident who is inside your gates.
11 For in 6 days Jehovah made the heavens and the earth, the sea and everything that is in them, and he proceeded to rest on the 7th day. That is why Jehovah blessed the Sabbath day and proceeded to make it sacred (Exodus 20).

On a monthly land Sabbath we do not teach (tending the crops) we do not record research (reap understandings), we do not evangelise (sowing understandings), we do not do church administration, but we do baptise and help people who are in trouble.

On a weekly Sabbath we cannot pick up manna, so we cannot harvest research ideas. Also we cannot bake or boil manna, so we cannot prepare new food for people, we cannot update the site. But we can teach as Jesus did on the Sabbaths, giving manna prepared earlier to people. 

10 But he was teaching in one of the synagogues [partitive genitive] in the Sabbaths (Luke 13).

We can also evangelise. So a weekly Sabbath is a research recording holiday, no harvesting, no cooking. But it is also a rest from secular works as we see from Exodus 20 above.

Festivals in more detail

1 And Jehovah went on speaking to Moses, saying:
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Speak to the sons of Israel, and you must say to them, 'The seasonal festivals of Jehovah that you should proclaim are holy conventions. These are my seasonal festivals:
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'Six days may work be done, but on-the-day, the 7th is a Sabbath of complete rest, a holy convention. You may do no sort of work. It is a Sabbath to Jehovah in all places where you dwell.
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'These are [the] seasonal festivals of Jehovah, [the] holy conventions, which you should proclaim at their appointed times:
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In-the-month, the first, on the 14th day of the month, between the 2 evenings is the passover to Jehovah.
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'And on the 15th day of this month is the festival of unfermented-cakes to Jehovah. 7 days you should eat unfermented-cakes.
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On-the-day, the first, you will have a holy convention occur. No sort of work of labour may you do.
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But you must present an offering made by fire to Jehovah 7 days. On the 7th day there will be a holy convention. No sort of work of labour may you do.

9 And Jehovah continued to speak to Moses, saying:
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Speak to the sons of Israel, and you must say to them, 'When you eventually come into the land that I am giving you, and you have reaped its harvest, you must also bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest.
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And he must wave the sheaf to and fro before Jehovah to gain approval for you. Directly the day after the [first] Sabbath the priest should wave it to and fro.
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And on the day of your having the sheaf waved to and fro you must render up an unblemished lamb [Xbk], son of year of him, for a burnt offering to Jehovah;
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and as its grain-offering 2 10ths of an ephah of fine flour moistened with oil, as an offering made by fire to Jehovah, a restful odor; and as its drink offering a 4th of a hin of wine.
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And you must eat no bread [~xl] and roasted-grain [thing roasted] and new-grain [meaning eat nothing made out of new grain until you have offered it to Jehovah] until this very day, until your bringing the offering of your God. It is a statute to time indefinite for your generations in all places where you dwell.
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'And you must count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day of your bringing the sheaf of the wave offering, 7 Sabbaths. They should prove to be complete.
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To the day after of the Sabbath, the 7th, you should count, 50 days, and you must present a new grain-offering to Jehovah.
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Out of your dwelling places you should bring loaves [~xl], 2, as a wave offering. Of 2 10ths of an ephah of fine flour they should prove to be. They should be baked leavened, as first ripe fruits to Jehovah.
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And you must present along with the loaves [~xl], 7 of unblemished male lambs [Xbk], sons of a year, and a bull, a son of the herd, one? [like tiV], and rams [~liyae], 2. They should serve as a burnt offering to Jehovah along with their grain-offering and their drink offerings as an offering made by fire, of a restful odor to Jehovah.
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And you must render up kid of the goats, one? as a sin offering and 2 of male lambs [Xbk], sons of year, as a communion sacrifice.
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And the priest must wave them to and fro along with the loaves [~xl] of the first ripe fruits, as a wave offering before Jehovah, along with the 2 of male lambs [Xbk]. They should serve as something holy to Jehovah for the priest.
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And you must make a proclamation on this very day; there will be a holy convention for yourselves. No sort of work of labour may you do. It is a statute to time indefinite in all your dwelling places for your generations.
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'And when you people reap the harvest of your land, you must not do completely the edge of your field when you are reaping, and the gleaning of your harvest you must not pick up. You should leave them for the afflicted one and the alien resident [leave some faithful ones behind outside the congregation to help people in the world]. I am Jehovah your God.'

23 And Jehovah went on speaking to Moses, saying:
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Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'In-the-month, the 7th, on the first of the month, there should occur for you a complete rest, a memorial by the trumpet blast, a holy convention.
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No sort of work of labour may you do, and you must present an offering made by fire to Jehovah.'
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And Jehovah spoke further to Moses, saying:
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However, on the 10th of this 7th month is the day of atonement. A holy convention should take place for you, and you must afflict/deny your souls and present an offering made by fire to Jehovah.
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And you must do no sort of work on this very day, because it is a day of atonement to make atonement for you before Jehovah your God;
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because every soul that will not be afflicted on this very day must be cut off from his people.
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As for any soul that will do any sort of work on this very day, I must destroy that soul from among his people.
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you must do no sort of work. It is a statute to time indefinite for your generations in all places where you dwell.
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It is a Sabbath of complete rest for you, and you must afflict your souls on the 9th of the month in the evening. From evening to evening you should observe your Sabbath.

33 And Jehovah continued to speak to Moses, saying:
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Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'On the 15th day of this 7th month is the festival of booths for 7 days to Jehovah.
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On the first day is a holy convention. No sort of laborious work may you do.
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7 days you should present an offering made by fire to Jehovah. On-the-day, the 8th, there should occur a holy convention for you, and you must present an offering made by fire to Jehovah. It is a solemn assembly. No sort of work of labour may you do.
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'These are the seasonal festivals of Jehovah that you should proclaim as holy conventions, for presenting an offering made by fire to Jehovah: the burnt offering and the grain-offering of the sacrifice and the drink offerings according to the daily schedule,
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besides the Sabbaths of Jehovah and besides your gifts and besides all your vow offerings and besides all your voluntary offerings, which you should give to Jehovah.
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However, on the 15th day of the 7th month, when you have gathered the produce of the land, you should celebrate the festival of Jehovah 7 days. On-the-day, the first, is a complete rest and on the day, the 8th, is a complete rest.
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And you must take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of splendid trees, the fronds of palm trees and the boughs of branchy trees and of poplars of the torrent valley, and you must rejoice before Jehovah your God 7 days.
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And you must celebrate it as a festival to Jehovah, 7 days in the year. As a statute to time indefinite during your generations, you should celebrate it in-the-month, the 7th.
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It is in the booths you should dwell 7 days. All the natives in Israel should dwell in the booths,
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in order that your generations may know that it was in the booths that I made the sons of Israel to dwell when I was bringing them from the land of Egypt. I am Jehovah your God.'

44 Accordingly Moses spoke of the seasonal festivals of Jehovah to the sons of Israel (Leviticus 23).

Bread/Loaves (4), Work (1), Booths (3), Unfermented-cakes (1), Grain-offering (3), Drink-offering (3), Roasted-Grain (1), New-Grain (1), Month (0/3), Priest (4), Lamb (4), Bull (1), Goats (0) Ram (1), Land (1/2), Offering-made-by-fire (8). ('in' and 'from' inseperable prepositions?)

This account has 4 threads. The 3 word symbolic threads must apply to FDS1,2,4. These Sabbaths and festivals have greater fulfilments in 3 of the 4 true Christian churches.

Rams [~liyae] also means Princes/Chiefs
Kid of the goats also means Hairy one of the goats

The Christian Festival of Weeks

Under law the 7 weeks of the festival of weeks were real calendar weeks, starting from the day after the first weekly Sabbath that fell in Cakes. So the 7 Sabbaths that were counted were already Sabbaths. However under Christianity, first fruits day is always Nisan16, which 6x out of 7 is not a weekly Sabbath. So we count 7 virtual Sabbaths from Nisan15 (the first Sabbath of Cakes). These Sabbaths that we construct, Nisan22, Nisan29, Iyyar6, Iyyar13, Iyyar20, Iyyar27, Sivan4 are all Sabbaths. That means that they are Sabbaths! They are festival Sabbaths. We should do not secular work upon them, we can do sacred work upon them. So these are 7 more Sabbaths in the annual calendar of the LWs.

The Christian festival of Cakes

6 ...Do you not know that a little leaven ferments the whole lump?
7 Clear away the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, according as you are free from ferment. For, indeed, Christ our Passover has been sacrificed.
8 Consequently let us keep the festival, not with old leaven, neither with leaven of badness and wickedness, but with unfermented cakes of sincerity and truth. (1 Corinthians 5 NWT)

Cakes are baked by humans not by God. So they are interpretations. Leaven is corruption. So a fermented cake is a corrupt interpretation. By this we mean an interpretation that is not sincere or truthful. A false interpretation made in all sincerity is not leaven. 

5 In-the-month, the first, on the 14th day of the month, between the 2 evenings [sunset which is the evening of the 24 hour day and darkness is the evening of the 12 hour daylight day, for a physical sheep. Between sunset and sunset for Jesus] is the Passover to Jehovah.
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'And on the 15th day of this month is the festival of unfermented-cakes to Jehovah. 7 days you should eat unfermented-cakes.
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On-the-day, the first [Nisan15, the Passover is not a Sabbath. So the 7th day is Nisan21], you will have a holy convention occur. No sort of work of labour may you do.
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But you must present an offering made by fire to Jehovah 7 days. On the 7th day there will be a holy convention. No sort of work of labour may you do (Leviticus 23 NWT) .

1 Let there be an observing of the month of Abib, and you must celebrate the Passover to Jehovah your God, because in the month of Abib Jehovah your God brought you out of Egypt by night.
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And you must sacrifice the Passover to Jehovah your God, of the flock and of the herd, in the place that Jehovah will choose to have his name reside there. (Deuteronomy 16 NWT)
3 You must eat nothing leavened along with it for 7 days. You should eat along with it unfermented cakes, the bread of affliction, because it was in haste that you came out of the land of Egypt, that you may remember the day of your coming out of the land of Egypt all the days of your life.
4 And no sourdough should be seen with you in all your territory 7 days, neither should any of the flesh, which you will sacrifice in the evening on the first day, stay all night until the morning.
5 You will not be allowed to sacrifice the Passover in any one of your cities that Jehovah your God is giving you.
6 But at the place that Jehovah your God will choose to have his name reside there, you should sacrifice the Passover in the evening as soon as the sun sets, at the appointed time of your coming out of Egypt.
7 And you must do the boiling and the eating in the place that Jehovah your God will choose, and in the morning you must turn around and go to your own tents.
8 6 days you should eat unfermented cakes; and on the 7th day there will be a solemn assembly to Jehovah your God. You must do no work. (Deuteronomy 16 NWT)

15 7 days you are to eat unfermented cakes. Yes, on the first day you are to take away sourdough from your houses, because anyone eating what is leavened, from the first day down to the 7th, that soul must be cut off from Israel.
16 And on the first day there is to take place for you a holy convention, and on the 7th day a holy convention. No work is to be done on them. Only what every soul needs to eat, that alone may be done for you.
17 'And you must keep the festival of unfermented cakes, because on this very day I must bring your armies out from the land of Egypt. And you must keep this day throughout your generations as a statute to time indefinite.
18 In the first month, on the 14th day of the month, in the evening you are to eat unfermented cakes down till the 21st day of the month in the evening [at the end of Nisan21, the evening at the boundary of Nisan21 and Nisan22].
19 7 days [Nisan15-21. Nisan14 is NOT a day of unfermented cakes - BUT we do eat unfermented cakes on that day. However you can have sourdough in your house and also fermented cakes on Nisan14 after the Passover night if you like but you could not eat them due to the greater atonement daylight day] no sourdough is to be found in your houses [no non LW doctrine is to be discussed in the church - this does not mean throw out your Watchtower or Catholic books from your physical house], because anyone tasting what is leavened, whether he is an alien resident or a native of the land, that soul must be cut off from the assembly of Israel.
20 Nothing leavened are you to eat. In all your dwellings you are to eat unfermented cakes.' (Exodus 12 NWT).

During the 7 days of an unfermented cakes festival, we can only eat bible interpretations that are believed to be sincere and true. In practice that means we can only teach the latest LW interpretations. We could teach old unfermented cakes, old doctrine, so long as that was sincerely developed and believed to be true at the time. We cannot teach interpretations which are corrupt, which come from an angle. During cakes we should not read interpretations from false churches or the web in general. We have to assume that an interpretation from a corrupt source is corrupt and an interpretation from a true church is not. Only for cakes does this apply.  

A Passover is about leaving one religion for another. that process involves ditching huge amounts of interpretational doctrinal baggage - or leaven or ferment. So in sympathy with ex JWs who will be throwing away 80% of their Watchtower taught doctrine, we for 7 days, do not teach or consider or taste anything but LW doctrine or the bible. Its OK to research the bible and the LW site because those leaving the WTBTS will be researching these things themselves. But it is not OK to taste any other doctrine during these 7 days. This means you can consider whatever you want outside of the festival of Cakes. 

Atonement Day Rules

Complete rest should read: Mandatory rest
No sort of work = secular and sacred Sabbath
No sort of work of labour = secular Sabbath only
Afflicting/denying your soul = no food, no sexual intercourse, no drink other than water, no haircut, no nails, no pedicure, no massage, no attending to your body at all for 24 hours (no jacuzzi, no slap up meal!) This is not supposed to be harsh. It is supposed to be a token. If you need to take medication obviously please take it. Young persons will fast or not according to the will of their parents. Jesus was actually baptised in water on 29Tishri10. So you can wash in water for cleanliness purposes. But do not luxuriate in a bubble bath etc. Washing should be purely functional. 

If you have an addiction such as smoking then try to fight it as much as you can. Afflict your body as much as you can reasonably achieve.

Tishri10 is the only Sabbath that is policed. If no reasonable attempt is made at afflicting the soul for 24 hours then the result is Disfellowshipping (if the brother or sister knew the rules and deliberately did not obey them).

Atonement day is a literal 24 hour day fast. Please end the fast on the minute you started it the previous day. That will be fine. It is an affliction of the soul but not an affliction of the spirit. In fact it represents the victory of the spirit over the soul. So you can play music, watch films etc and entertain the spirit and be happy. But you must try to ignore all of your fleshly desires! Forget the soul - Go spirit!

Weekly Sabbaths

5 Or, have you not read in the Law that on the Sabbaths the priests in the temple treat the Sabbath as not sacred and continue guiltless? (Matthew 12 NWT)

A weekly Sabbath is a rest from both secular and sacred works (whereas festival Sabbaths are rests only from secular works - other than Atonement day which is a full Sabbath). But it is modified by Matthew 12:5. Priests can do sacred works on a weekly Sabbath in the temple.

So you cannot (easily) baptize a person on a weekly Sabbath but you can on a festival Sabbath. Indeed 3,000 people were baptized upon the festival Sabbath of Pentecost in 33CE. And you cannot enter into a covenant upon a weekly Sabbath but you can enter into a salvation covenant or into the law of the church on a festival Sabbath.

1 And on an occasion when he went into the house of a certain one of the rulers of the Pharisees on the Sabbath to eat a meal, they were closely watching him.
2 And, look! there was before him a certain man who had dropsy.
3 So in response Jesus spoke to those versed in the Law and to the Pharisees, saying: Is it lawful on the Sabbath to cure or not?
4 But they kept silent. With that he took hold of [the man], healed him and sent [him] away.
5 And he said to them: Who of you, if his son or bull falls into a well, will not immediately pull him out on the Sabbath day?
6 And they were not able to answer back on these things. (Luke 14 NWT)

So Jesus did cure outside the synagogue on the Sabbath - in a house of a ruler of the Pharisees. So you can re-actively help someone in trouble on a Sabbath outside of a temple. 

What if a dying man asks for a baptism into the LWs upon a weekly Sabbath?

You could baptise someone into the LWs upon a Sabbath so long as the prayer to God asked for the baptism to occur just after sunset. The ceremony could occur during the Sabbath but the forgiveness would be delayed until the day after. 

Actually the better idea would be for the believer to agree to enter into the law of the 4EC, not immediately during the Sabbath, but at sunset after the Sabbath. Then he is effectively engaged to be baptised just as a woman can be engaged to be married. Now God regards an engaged woman as a married woman. Therefore an engaged baptism candidate would be regarded as being baptised by God and find himself in a saved condition!

A secular Sabbath means no paid labour. You cannot work for money on that day. You can do odd jobs around the house. But if you run a business or are self employed you should not work on the Sabbath at all for that business. If you own a business, you should close the business at Sundown on Friday ideally. But we do not want to be Pharisaical about this. The Sabbath is supposed to be a breath of fresh air from God to support you, not another burden from Satan upon you. So we will not police secular Sabbath adherence. If you forget the whole thing or work for the first few hours of it this will not be an issue. But God is recommending that you take a break, please bear that in mind!

We must eat no new non salvation teachings and put no new non salvation food on the website from Nisan1 until Nisan16 from Leviticus 23:14. 

We must eat nothing leavened (either cake or bread or scone) and we must eat some unleavened cakes every day from from Nisan15 to Nisan21. This is literal.

How does one offer up a lamb? The lamb offers a sacrifice of the lips, not a baptism which is a private affair.

8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, and forever.
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Do not be carried away with various and strange teachings; for it is fine for the heart to be given firmness by undeserved kindness, not by eatables, by which those who occupy themselves with them have not been benefited.
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We have an altar from which those who do sacred service at the tent have no authority to eat.
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For the bodies of those animals whose blood is taken into the holy place by the high priest for sin are burned up outside the camp.
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Hence Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate.
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Let us, then, go forth to him outside the camp, bearing the reproach he bore,
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for we do not have here a city that continues, but we are earnestly seeking the one to come.
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Through him let us always offer to God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of lips which make public declaration to his name.
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Moreover, do not forget the doing of good and the sharing of things with others, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased (Hebrews 13)

The city that does not continue is any true church, they are all temporary. Going outside the camp is leaving one true church for another. 

A grain offering might be non salvation related understandings and a drink offering would be salvation related understandings (since water keeps the body and spirit alive and food builds up the body). The one bringing these does not have to have worked them out for himself. He merely presents them in a talk to the congregation.

And offering made by fire consists of the burnt animal, the grain and the drink. Fire consumes completely. And fire pictures acceptance by God. So an offering made by fire is an person who offers to serve God with his whole soul, i.e. stop working for Satan, i.e. full time work for God. Really the offering by fire is a commitment to work full time for Jesus. The church obviously has to be able to sustain such a commitment financially/physically. Such a person can have business investments, but he cannot do a full time or a part time job for the world. To exit this commitment one must leave the church, or the church must admit that it can no longer physically sustain the offering or a monthly Sabbath ends it.

A communion sacrifice is taking a position serving the congregation as a ministerial servant or elder etc. You are serving God by serving the congregation.

A sin offering is merely confessing your sin to the elders. Then your life, your blood can remain in the church even though your body may in fact be thrown out depending upon the sin. Dealing with sin in this way is a good thing. It is to be celebrated. The sinner who confesses and is prepared to face the justice of the congregation is saving himself through his faith in that justice, which is faith in God's justice. If you turn up with a DF sin. You admit and repent in front of the congregation (by which we mean the elders). Then you are rebaptised in advance effective 7 months in the future or at the next Jubilee...

23 Then they brought the male goats of the sin offering near before the king and the congregation and laid their hands upon them.
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The priests now slaughtered them and made a sin offering with their blood upon the altar, to make atonement for all Israel; because it was for all Israel that the king said the burnt offering and the sin offering [should be] (2 Chronicles 29).

So you leave unclean in the flesh but with a promise that in 7 months time you are cleansed and re-admitted period. 7 months later you become an LW again, no questions asked, nothing for you or the congregation to do. If you committed a DF before you became an LW which defiled your conscience. Then you can admit that as a sin offering and get baptized in which case your sin is forgiven without a 7 month exit period.