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Yahweh created a Sabbath to mark the boundaries of every one of His Created months. In the Bible this is called a "New Moon Day". According to His Calendar, the phases of the moon mark the weeks and months. A "new moon" occurs at the start of every month and initiates a new start to a new set of four weeks. The moon phases (new, 1/2, full, 1/2) mark each of the four weeks. "new moon" and "month" are synonymous because our word "moon" comes from "month". They both have the same Strong's number 2320 chodesh kho'-desh from 2318; the new moon; by implication, a month:--month(-ly), new moon.
New Moon Days have special significance. They are the second most frequent Sabbaths and the ONLY one of the frequent Sabbath days that hasn't been and can't be counterfeited. There are all sorts of disagreements about the correct weekly Sabbath. Catholics and many Protestants claim it is "Sunday", Muslims claim it is "Friday" and other groups (Jews and 7th day protestants) claim it is "Saturday". Each of these days is a day dedicated to some false pagan god and occur only on a counterfeit calendar.
The New Moon Days can only occur on Yahweh's original calendar and cannot be changed - forgotten and ignored, yes, but NOT counterfeited. They are proof positive of Yahweh's original calendar and proof positive that the commonly observed calendar is false.
All of Yahweh's other Sabbath pauses occur at or after the 7th cycle. This Sabbath pause is atypical and occurs at every 4th cycle (every four weeks) instead of every 7th cycle. On top of that, some months have TWO new moon days instead of just one. This calculates to a frequency almost exactly double all other Sabbath cycle pauses.
New moon days are a certain type of rest (Sabbath) that are not THE Sabbath. The Sabbath refers to the primary, 7th day Sabbath mentioned in the ten commandments. This study shows six OTHER (additional) Sabbaths (rests, pauses).
Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day. Psalms 81:3
The following verses show that New moon days were treated very much like the 7th day Sabbath with worship and keeping open the temple gate:
Thus says the Sovereign יהוה [Yahweh]: “The gate of the inner courtyard facing east must be shut on the six of the days for work, but on the day of the Sabbath it must be opened and on the day of the new moon it must be opened. And the people of the land will bow down at the doorway of that gate on the Sabbaths and on the new moons before יהוה [Yahweh]. Ezekiel 46:1,3
The following verse shows that the new moon days will be celebrated in the new Earth:
And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith יהוה [Yahweh]. Isaiah 66:23
This is the "Every Month Sabbath" - the New Moon Day.