The above timeline chart indicates our exact position on all three different calendars.
The Gregorian Year was introduced in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII. This solar calendar is today's internationally accepted (Christian) civil calendar.
The Hebrew Civil Year deals with finances. During this year God's people need "to be accounted worthy" with their finances (Lk 21:36)
The Hebrew Religious Year is when God judges the heart of his people in preparation for the journey (Rapture) ahead..."And thus shall ye shall eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: It is the Lord's PASSOVER" (Ex 12:11).
The Hebrew calendar is 3500 years old and can be best described as "luni-solar." A day actually begins the evening before the day listed on the calendar (Gen. 1:5). Every lunar cycle runs roughly 29.5 days and the Jewish year has 354 days compared to 365 days on the solar calendar. To ensure that the festivals occur in their proper seasons (e.g. Passover in springtime, Atonement in the fall, etc.), an extra month (Adar II) is added every two or three years to offset the 11 day lag per solar year. In this way the lunar calendar is synchronized with the solar cycle.
"But of that day and hour knoweth no man..."
Jesus is coming soon...Are You Ready?"See Home Page Chart.