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12/12/12 at 08:47 PM 4 Comments

God's Calendar and 12/12/12

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Photo: Barry Bowen
I took this screenshot today at 12:12 p.m. and 12 seconds. There is nothing magical about this time.

For people living by the Gregorian calendar, today is a special day: the 12th day of the 12th month of the 12th year of this century - the last time this repeating date pattern appears in this millenium.

Because some numbers in the Bible have special meaning to God, Christians have often attempted to use numbers to unlock the mysteries of God's word. For example, elaborate theories have been developed to determine when Jesus will return.

Although there is no special biblical significance for today's date, some Christians believe that God operates according to a liturgical calendar.

Many Messianic Christians observe Passover, the Festival of Shelters and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). I have a friend that believes Jesus was baptized on Yom Kippur.

Some Bible scholars believe that every feast day and day of fasting have symbolic meaning in that they are completed in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The Jerusalem Post website features the date in both the Gregorian calendar and the Hebrew calendar. So right now the date in Israel is 29 Kislev, 5773.

According to Wikipedia, Kislev "is the third month of the civil year and the ninth month of the ecclesiastical year on the Hebrew calendar." The celebration of Hanukkah began on 25 Kislev and ends on 2 Tevet.

Tevet is the next month in the Hebrew calendar.

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