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Jesus Christ's Birthday Was on the Feast of Trumpets in 3 B.C.

Updated on February 2, 2016

The Heavens Declare that Jesus Christ was Born on September 11, 3 B.C.

Welcome to our Hub. In our continual investigation of when Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem, Judea, we have found more facts on this subject that point to a 3 B.C. birth. So bear with us because this can be a very controversial topic to many who believe in a different date, such as December 25, for Jesus Christ's birthday.

We do know that Jesus was begotten by the Father and conceived by His Mother, the Holy Spirit in Mary's womb, Matthew 1:18-20, Revelation 12:1, Luke 1:35. In John 3:16-17, it says that Jesus is the Father's only first begotten Son: "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that who so ever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved."

This mystery of Christ's birth is first mentioned in the New Testament in Matthew 1:18-23 where it says: "Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, Mary was found with child of the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example was minded to put her away privily but while he thought on these things, behold an angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto to thee Mary thy wife: for that which is concieved in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shall call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from there sins."

Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, "Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call him Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us, (Isaiah 7:14).Then Joseph raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: and knew her not till she brought forth her first born son: and he called his name Jesus."

No date is given but we can find out if we are careful to examine other scriptures relating to the birth of Jesus Christ. We should also be able to discern what it means to be conceived by the Holy Spirit in Mary's womb. In this article I will be presenting an article from Elder Hezekiah Haas to explain how the Holy Spirit conceived Jesus in Mary's womb.

Some of the 7th Day Christians believe Jesus was born on the Feast of Trumpets or Yom Teruah in 3 B.C. (Leviticus 23:23-25, Matthew 24:20-31, 1Thessalonians 4:16-17, Revelations 11:15). This would certainty be additional cause for great rejoicing for what God has done for us. So we must look elsewhere for more facts to establish just when Christ was born even though there is no command to keep his birthday in the Bible. Jesus prefers that we remember his death, Luke 22:19-20, I Corinthians 11:24-26.

Now starting with the gospel of Luke 1:5-7, we can find very convincing evidence as to when Jesus Christ was born. From this account of John the Baptist we can have a clearer picture of the Messiah's birth date. John's father was a Levite priest who served in the Temple in Jerusalem. He also had a vision from God. He was told that he would have a son called John by one of the angels named Gabriel, verses 8-19. That John would be filled with the Holy Spirit and turn the children of Israel to the Lord their God, and make a people ready for the Lord in the Power of Elijah, verses 16-17. It came to past as the angel had told him that Zacharias begot and his wife Elizabeth conceived their only son, and she hid herself for five months, verses 23-24.

In Elizabeth's sixth month this same angel Gabriel visited Mary and Joseph in Galilee in the city of Nazareth as related in Matthew 1:18-23 and Luke 2:26-35. This is when the angel told Mary that she would have a son conceived of the Holy Spirit. This was done at the beginning of the sixth month of Elizabeth's pregnancy. Mary traveled to Judea to visit Elizabeth in this same month and stayed with her for three months, verses 39,58. Mary willingly made herself available for this event and it is from these events that we can calculate the birth of Jesus Christ.

Now, Zacharias was a Levite serving in his course in the Temple of God at Jerusalem. There are twenty four courses of Levites that serve for one week at a time. Zacharias' course was in 4 B.C., we can calculate that the time of Elisabeth's sixth month was either mid-December or mid-January 3 B.C.. Mary stayed with Elisabeth for three months and then left just before Elisabeth went into labor and gave birth to John the Baptist. It was in either mid- March or mid- April, most likely before April 10th, the Passover date of that year. Now, since John the Baptist was about six months older that Jesus Christ. Mary would have given birth to Jesus in the Fall of that year in mid-September. Jesus more than likely would have been born around the the Feast of Trumpets, which pictures His second coming, which would have made his due date on the first day of the Hebrew month Tishri, the Feast of Yom Teruah, also known as the first harvest in Israel or the Feast of In-Gathering, Rosh Hosannah.

There are other points to consider for Christ's due date. One is the tax in May 3 B.C., on the Jews when Caesar Augustus appointed this time for the Fall because many Jews would be going to Jerusalem for the Fall Holy Days. Joseph and Mary went to be taxed in Bethlehem, Judea at this time of the year to register and pay their tax, plus be near Jerusalem for God's Fall Holy Days, Luke 2:4-6. Also the shepherds would have been still out with their flocks of sheep when the angels came to tell them that their Savior was born in Bethlehem, Luke 2:8-18. This year most likely was 3 B.C..

There are other theologians and scholars that will tell you that Jesus was born in 2 B.C. in order for Jesus to have been crucified in 33 A.D., to account for a Friday crucifixtion. The problem here is that these people do not understand God's Holy Days. The High Day mentioned in John 19:31 was the First Day of the Feast of Unleaven Bread held in the Spring. It is on the fifteenth day or the first day after the Passover which was on Nisan 14. Jesus said he would be three days and three nights in the tomb (belly of the fish), Matthew 12:39-40.. Counting three days and three nights from Friday comes to Monday evening in 33 A.D. Jesus was actually crucified on Wednesday, in the middle of the week (Daniel 9:24-27) and was taken down from the cross and placed in Joseph of Arimethea's tomb before sundown so that they would not be doing any work on a special High Day, the First Day of Unleaven Bread on the fifteenth day of Nisan.

Jesus was placed in the tomb just before sundown on that Wednesday the 14th of Nisan (still the Passover afternoon).Three days and three nights later he would have come out of the tomb on Saturday, just before sundown on the 17th Day of Nisan at sunset not on the next day which some call Sunday morning of the 18th of Nisan. He was not there at that time, Luke 24:1-6. So we see that there are some scholars and theologians that have miscalculated the facts and say that Jesus Christ was born in the Spring of 2 A.D.. It is more than likely that Jesus was born on September 11, 3 B.C., on the Feast of Trumpets on the first Day of Tishri or the first day of the Seventh month of God's calendar, a very special High Day which points to the second coming of our Savior. This was more than likely the right year and day for Jesus to have been born according even to the calculation of the stars and the great wonder of the Woman in the heavens in Revelation 12:1.

If this is so, then why do many now keep December 25th as the day of His birth? Is the winter really the right time of the year for the Messiah to have been born? We have so great of a witness that it was in the Fall of 3 B.C. on the Feast of Trumpets. We must look elsewhere for the facts about December 25th. The first record appears in 336 A.D., when the Roman Church decided to place Jesus name on their pagan holiday dedicated to Mithra the sun god. This day was called Saturnalia in Rome in memory to the "sun god" known as Sol Invictus. For some this seems harmless enough, but is it? You cannot make a pagan day legal by putting Christ's name on it.

To put Jesus Christ's name on a pagan holiday breaks the first three of God's Holy Ten Commandments..It is not a good idea to call it a Christian holiday. Even the name Christmas means the death of Jesus Christ. So why blaspheme Jesus name by giving Mithra the credit as being Jesus Christ, 2 Corinthians 11:4. Jesus warned of false Christs and false prophets misusing His name, Matthew 24:5, 24. Jesus step-brother, the apostle James warns us that breaking just one of God's Laws means breaking them all, James 2:7-10. God has given us other Days that are more appropriate to keep in Leviticus 23:1-44. Christ, and his apostles kept them and so should we, Hebrews 13:8. Follow Christ and His Ways and He will give you Eternal life, John 14:6, Revelation 22:12.

I promised to tell you how the Holy Spirit was able to conceive Jesus in Mary's womb. For those of you who are either Unitarians or Dualistic, this discription of Ruach HaKadosh will probably shock you. Even some of you who follow a Trinity may be somewhat shocked , Romans 8:5-14. I have attached a link to Elder Hezekiyah Haas' web page. His discription seems very much like my own but more graphically interesting because he translates the New Testament from a Hebrew perspective. After all we must realize that Jesus and his New Testament disciples.were Jewish and more than likely spoke in Hebrew about the Godhead, Elohim - the Three that are One.

The truth is Ruach HaKadosh is our Mother God and all you ladies have someone in whom you can boast about your feminine qualities, which are a lot like the Holy Spirit's Galatians 5:22-23. You are made in Her image, Genesis 1:26-27. The Word of God, Jesus, says so in Genesis 1:2,26 and John 3:3-8. Can you imagine the Holy Spirit resting on Mary and our heavenly Father overshadowing both of them and fertilizing Mary's ovaries through the Holy Spirit with His Royal "Seed" Jesus Christ, Luke 1:34-35, Matthew 1:18-21? This true fact is mysteriously greater than fiction!

This is the other part of the story of Jesus Christ's miraculous birth as the "heavens do declare" in Revelation 12:1. Ruach HaKadosh, the Holy Spirit is the one pictured in these verses as the one who conceived Jesus in Her chosen daughter Mary (Miriam). It is also told to us in Matthew 1:20.

There is onething for certain, Jesus was born in Bethlehem, Judea to the virgin Mary. The exact year may be controversial as to whether it was 3 B.C. or not, But God The Father's only begotten Son was born of the Spirit to save human kind from certain death according to Gods (Elohim) timetable as planned from the beginning, Genesis 3:15. We also must be born of our Spiritual Mother, John 3:3-8.

For more details be sure to read our links about this special event of Jesus Christ's birth. Also see our special link to Ernest L. Martin on Check out his eye opening book, "The Star of Bethlehem. "You can read it online if you care too. Have a nice blessed day. Amen.


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      6 years ago

      My apology

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      6 years ago

      Go look on the right Hub. Be patient until I get to you. I just do not wait for you to write me all day. This is a small part of my life. What's with you anyway? You seem to lack discernment. That Hub about the Kingdom is still there.

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      lionwhelp, 11 hous ago you had a HUB about the Kingdom of God in which I posted my comment. And I made my comment VERY clear, With in a few short hours of my posting my comment in that HUB about the Kingdom of God, you removed the entire HUB and replaced it with this new one.

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