When does a ‘day’ begin?

The 24-Hour Day… Darkness to Light Parallel
by Rav Sha’ul


Everything in this physical realm is a “shadow” of a greater Spiritual Truth. I have searched high and low looking for a Spiritual Truth that identifies with a day beginning in the light. I find none… not one. Every time we attempt to employ “human logic” to the Scriptures which are Spiritually Appraised:

1 Corinthians 2:14
The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of Yahuah but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.

We get tripped up and violate His Spiritual Principles.  All I care about is Yahuah’s Spiritual Truths! What is He trying to convey to me in His Physical Creation? The day begins in darkness and comes into the light. This was the physical to Spiritual parallel set in the Creation account. “In the beginning, DARKNESS covered the Earth, THEN Yahuah said “let there be light”… then came the morning (after the darkness) and then there was daylight and then came the evening (as the sun set) and that was day 1… 2… 3… 4….5 … and 6.

The “day” (not to be confused with “daytime”) is a very important parallel that is confirmed over and over.  As “time” passes, Yahuah has built in a witness of His Plan of Salvation.  We see Yahusha’s life written in the stars over the course of a year.  We see the celebration of the coming Kingdom reign every 7 days … The Sabbath.  The 24-hour day is also a vital shadow or rehearsal each and every day.  The question is, what is the “24-hour Day” actually rehearsing.  Once we define that rehearsal, our question is then answered very clearly.  The day begins when the sun goes down!  Just exactly like it is described in the Creation Account.

The Witness of Scripture


Let us look at the confirming witness of Yahuah’s Word as Scripture always defines Scripture.  What does Scripture say?  Light to darkness or darkness to light?

The Scriptures revealed that we are born in darkness (the womb) and we come to the light literally at our beginning!  Then from there, we are in total Spiritual Darkness and must progress through a course of a lifetime “into the Light”!

Isaiah 9:2
The people who walk in darkness Will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, The light will shine on them.... Darkness to Light
Luke 1:79
TO SHINE UPON THOSE WHO SIT IN DARKNESS AND THE SHADOW OF DEATH, To guide our feet into the way of peace (as the Light of the World... Darkness to Light)."
Matthew 4:16
"THE PEOPLE WHO WERE SITTING IN DARKNESS SAW A GREAT LIGHT, AND THOSE WHO WERE SITTING IN THE LAND AND SHADOW OF DEATH, UPON THEM A LIGHT DAWNED." .... Darkness to Light
John 1:5
The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. .... Darkness to Light
2 Corinthians 4:6
For Yahuah, who said, "Light shall shine out of darkness," is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of Yahuah in the face of Yahusha. .... Darkness to Light
1 Peter 2:9
But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.... Darkness to Light
Ephesians 5:8
for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in Yahuah; walk as children of Light (coming out of the darkness.... Darkness to Light)
John 8:12
Then Yahusha again spoke to them, saying, "I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will no longer walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life." .... Darkness to Light
Acts 26:18
to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan (darkness) to (the dominion of) Yahuah (light), that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.' .... Darkness to Light
Matthew 10:27
"What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops. .... Darkness to Light
Mark 4:22
"For nothing is hidden (in the darkness), except to be revealed (in the light); nor has anything been secret (kept in the dark), but that it would come to light. .... Darkness to Light

and on and on and on…

Now let us examine the physical Creation’s witness.

 

The Annual Night Precedes the Annual Day


Wintertime in the annual cycle is considered “darkness” as everything dies for the lack of sunlight. Spring/Summer is the “daytime” and there is a perfect 7 month “annual day” each year AFTER we come out of darkness (of winter).  Then it is “in the light” that we celebrate the Plan of Salvation via Yahuah’s Holy Days.

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This Annual day at the North Pole begins AFTER a 5-month span of darkness at the South Pole called the Annual Night.  At the North Pole, this is reflected as they have a 7-month day with no night.

What Does The Heavenly Scroll Proclaim?


What is reflected in The Heavenly Scroll?  Yahusha was born when the Sun is in Virgo… i.e. the Feast of Tabernacles in the fall (as darkness falls). And then his life story progresses through the 12 months as he overcomes the darkness (defeats the Dragon) and brings light to the world!  The Plan of Salvation culminates in when the Sun is in LEO in summer time (August-September) which is broad daylight!

What about the life of the Messiah? 


Yahusha had to go from darkness to light at birth coming out of the darkness of the womb. Contrary to popular blasphemy, Yahusha was not Yahuah, he did not even know Yahuah!  Yahusha too had to go from Spiritual Darkness (opposed to Yahuah) as he was ‘born according to the flesh’ as are ALL humans, and progressed and grew in knowledge and Spirit into the Light of our Father.  The idiom “in the flesh” means by definition outside of ANY Divine Influence or “seed” prone to sin and opposed to Yahuah!

Flesh - g4561 ‘sarki’ - Thayer: 2a) the body of a man 2b) used of natural or physical origin, generation or relationship 2b1) born of natural generation 4) the flesh, denotes mere human nature, the earthly nature of man apart from divine influence, and therefore prone to sin and opposed to God.

 

So, Yahusha too was born into Spiritual Darkness i.e. the Flesh and progressed into the light.  This is confirmed throughout Scripture.  Yahusha showed us The Way we all must walk, he is not the exception to the rules, he IS the “rules”.

Luke 2:40, 52
40 And the child (Yahusha) grew (out of darkness) and became strong in spirit (the Light), (and became) filled with wisdom (Light); and the grace (favor) of Yahuah was upon Him. ... 52 And Yahusha increased in wisdom and (increased in) stature, and (increased) in favor with Yahuah and men (as he progressed out of the darnkess and into the Light of the Truth).
Hebrews 5:8-9
8 though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience (to Yahuah) by the things which He suffered (discipline as Yahuah brought His son from darkness to light). 9 And having been perfected (in the light), He became (after coming out of the darkness) the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him (and walk that same path called The Way)

Yahusha then had to endure the “darkness” of death… death is likened unto total darkness:

2 Peter 2:17
"These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the black darkness is reserved for ever."

Before he was risen into the “light” by the blinding light of the Resurrection:

Romans 1
 …2 concerning Yahusha, which Yahuah promised beforehand through His prophets in the holy Scriptures (both The Heavenly and Earthly Scrolls, he did not pre-exist), 3 concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of David (through both parents) according to the flesh (into darkness), 4 who was declared (Divine) the Son of Yahuah with power (Light) by the resurrection from the dead (of darkness), according to the Spirit of holiness (Yahuah’s Spiritual Seed), Yahusha the Messiah, …

 

Conclusion


This teaching that the Sabbath begins at sunrise is a classic example of a false teaching.  Born from unspiritual minds, literal interpretations, human logic, void of the Spiritual meaning of things.

These “teachers” who want to twist the Sabbath and the order of the 24-hour day (which is a physical to Spiritual metaphor of the process we follow to come to the knowledge of the Truth or light) have no Spiritual Wisdom. They are twisting the meaning of a 24-hour day called a “day” and the short version of “daytime” or the 12 hour period of light also called “day”!  Then sound biting the scriptures, twisting the clear wording of the Creation Account, and have no idea of the Spiritual Truths contained in the daily rehearsal of The Way (going from darkness to light).  They ignore the Scriptures, The Heavenly Scroll, the Feast Cycle, and the life of the Messiah in the process.

It is the same now… we still shorten the phrase “daytime” to just “day”! Every “teacher” today (who are nothing more than Spiritual Children themselves) are looking to unlock some “great secret”… nothing to see here. We actually got this one right. We always defy Yahuah’s Plan of Salvation by attempting a literal interpretation of Scripture….

Darkness always comes before light….

One thing to “ponder”… darkness is the absence of light. You can have darkness without light, darkness is universal and the state of existence outside of light. Light, however, requires a SOURCE. It penetrates darkness and cannot exist outside of it.

Put that in plain English… you must have darkness for their to be a “day”… Light has no meaning outside of shining in the pre-existing darkness!


Blessings,
Rav Sha’ul