The miracle of life in Elohim's Appointed Seasons
wonderfully; your works are wonders —
I know this very well.
This verse is so precious to me as I remember my mother speaking this over me throughout my life and it has sustained me in deep moments of despair and self-doubt. I have passed this verse on to my children in the faith that they would always know how precious they are to their Abba Father.
When I discovered the roots of my faith in the Torah this verse took on a much deeper meaning than just the love of my Creator for each of us. It showed me how intricately He has woven His entire creation and how the message of life, redemption and resurrection is repeated in the majesty of the smallest to the greatest of His designs.
Each day of Elohim's Creation is sung in the design of the earth, the planets, the sun, moon and the stars and in each of the creatures that roam the earth, and most importantly in each of us.
From the very beginning He set the rhythm of time into our DNA and the development of a baby sings of the glory of His seasons for the days they are about to walk out on earth.
Zola Levitt, a Jewish Evangelist, discovered an amazing correlation between the 7 Holy Feast days or Appointed Seasons (Leviticus 23) and the gestation of a human baby, from conception to birth. He was in the midst of researching for his book for new parents when he contacted a gynaecologist to assist him in understanding the process of gestation.
The first set of images Zola was shown by the gynaecologist, was of an egg and a sperm. He pointed out that on the fourteenth day of the first month, the egg appears. This first step struck a chord in Zola's Hebrew mind because that was the date of Passover/Pesach (Leviticus 23:5). Zola, not wanting to interrupt the gyneacologist's explanation or to lead him off topic, continued to listen.
The gynaecologist went on with his explanation saying,"The egg must be fertilised within 24 hours, or it will pass on." This reminded Zola of the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Chag HaMatza) and the seed or grain that "fell into the ground and died" in order to produce a harvest, the firstfruits of which was presented to Elohim. (Leviticus 23:6)
He then continued with his explanation by sharing that over the next two to six days, the fertilised egg attaches itself to the wall of the womb and begins to grow. At this stage Zola was thinking about "The Feast of Firstfruits (Yom HaBikkurim) which is observed anywhere from two to six days after Passover! (Leviticus 23: 9 - 14)
Next, Zola was shown a photo of an embryo with arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, toes, a head, eyes, etc. The caption said, "Fifty days." The gynaecologist continued his explanation, "Around the fiftieth day, the embryo takes on the form of a human being. Until then, we don't know if we have a duck or a tadpole." Zola thought, "That's Pentecost/Shavu'ot!" (Leviticus 23: 15 - 22) It is 50 days from Passover and in this time we prepare our hearts to receive the life giving Word of our Creator. It is His Word and His Truth that enable us to live a life of righteousness being made more and more into His likeness.
Following on from this the next picture showed the embryo at seven months. The gynaecologist told Zola that on the first day of the seventh month, the baby's hearing is developed. For the first time, it can hear and distinguish sounds outside the womb. Zola knew this was the date for the Festival of Trumpets (Yom Teruah). (Leviticus 23:23 - 25) On this day we are commanded to make a noise unto Adonai and we know that on this day we will hear the sound of trumpets in the heavens to mark the return of our Messiah!
The gynaecologist continued, to tell him that on the tenth day of the seventh month, the hemoglobin of the blood changes from that of the mother, to a self-sustaining baby. Zola matched this stage to the The Day of Atonement (Yom HaKippurim), when the blood was taken into the Holy of Holies!
The gynaecologist went on to explain that on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, the lungs become fully developed. If born before then, the baby would have a hard time breathing. Zola knew this was the Feast of Tabernacles/Sukkot, a time of celebrating the Temple, the home of the Shekinah glory or Ruach of ELOHIM."
In the Brit Chadasha/New Testament, the Greek term pneuma, is translated as "breath" and is applied to the "Ruach" - the Holy Spirit or breath of Elohim.
The establishment of the Holy Days was given to Moshe by יהוה, Himself. This time was set in place even before man was created, on the fourth day of Creation when Elohim set the sun, moon and stars in place to mark the seasons - His appointed times and when man was brought forth out of the dust of the earth it was to walk out his days in rhythm with Elohim's blueprint for him!
These appointed seasons and the correlation with the human gestation period is not only remarkable; it proves "Intelligent Design." It proves the existence of an intelligence beyond this world.
It is only a Creator whose love for us is so deep that would take such care to confirm the value of His timing in our lives from the moment before life is conceived. It speaks of life in abundance when we walk according to His steps and not ours.
Be blessed as your prepare for the new Biblical year and the times and seasons Father has prepared in advance for you to walk out in His Glory!