Isaiah 7:14 “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”
Most Christians, and even non Christians have been taught that Christmas time, December 25th is the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This teaching will help break down scripture and document the true date of Christ’s birth. It will also point out to you where the date of December 25th came from, and how this date is also significant. Why is December 25th significant still? Because it is actually the conception date of Jesus Christ.
One thing that let’s us know that Christ was not born on December 25th is that there were shepherd’s in the field still at the time of His birth. Shepherd’s do not have their flocks out in the middle of winter. Having that said let’s document that December the 25th was Christ’s conception. We are going to start in Luke with Zacharias. For those who don’t remember, Zacharias was a priest who had a course twice a year to work in the temple. This is where you must start and learn when the course he served was. It was the course of Abia.
1 Chronicles 24:10 “The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah,”
The dates of this course are June 13th-19th on our calendar. With that being said, let’s look at the 1st chapter of Luke.
Luke 1:5 “There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.“
Zacharias was a Levitical priest, and in order to be married to a Levitical priest, a woman must be a full blood Levite as well. Elisabeth was the daughter of a Levitical priest of the lineage of Aaron, and married this priest Zacharias.
Luke 1:6 “And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.“
This is why God would use them to bring about the message that would show the dates regarding the birth of the coming Messiah, and His true genealogy. Both Zacharias and Elisabeth met all the legal requirements of the priesthood and kept all the commandments and Levitical laws.
Luke 1:7 “And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.“
Elisabeth was past the age of child bearing at this time. Becoming pregnant with John the Baptist later in this chapter is a key event, and an absolute miracle from our heavenly Father.
Luke 1:8-10 “And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest’s office before God in the order of his course, According to the custom of the priest’s office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord. And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense.“
So these verses are letting you know where Zacharias was, and what he was doing during the time that his vision will take place. He was faithfully executing his duties as priest. At the time, this was a very sacred event. The people who were waiting outside the temple were there to see the smoke from the incense which was symbolic of the repentance of sins and indication that their prayers had been heard by our heavenly Father.
Luke 1:11-17 “ And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb. And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”
This angel, Gabriel, as we will find out in a few more verses is a messenger of God, and is here to tell Zacharias that Elisabeth will bear a son named John. The name John in Hebrew means, “Yah’s Gift” which is exactly what John will be, seeing as Elisabeth and Zacharias are both past child bearing years. He will be a great prophet, and will lead many to the Lord. He is a forerunner to Christ, and as you see in verse 15 he will be filled with the Holy Spirit while still in his mother’s womb. Very important considering most teach nowadays that a baby is not even a human being until it’s physically born, which is why abortion is being promoted. We will touch on this a little more later.
Luke 1:18-22 “And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years. And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings. And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season. And the people waited for Zacharias, and marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple. And when he came out, he could not speak unto them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: for he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless.“
Zacharias questioned the angel Gabriel, and wanted a sign that these things would take place. Zacharias was shocked by this news, even though the message was coming directly from God. He lacked faith, and doubted the words of Gabriel because he knew that him and Elisabeth were stricken in years. Gabriel was not very happy with the response from Zacharias, so he would give him a sign alright. Zacharias would now be unable to speak until the birth of his son, John. This would be very difficult for Zacharias seeing as his very profession as a priest required him to speak.
Luke 1:23 “And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house.“
Zacharias had 2 courses that he had to complete each year. That is why we have documented proof of the dates and how we can come to the conclusion that Christ’s conception date is December 25th. The first course that Zacharias had was from December 6th-12th on our calendar. His second course as we stated above was from June 13th-19th. Remember that Father foretells us all things (Mark 13:23), and these dates have been here all along for those who take the time to study His word on a deeper level. He wants us to study His word to show ourselves approved. Going to church one day a week watching a man in the pulpit touch on a few verses is not enough. That is why so many people are misled and don’t know the true day of Christ’s birth. Below is a very detailed outline on the course of Abia:
So, in this verse we see that Zacharias has completed his second course which would have ended at sunset on a Friday. That would make this the sabbath, therefore he would not be able to travel back home that night. He would then make the trip home on the following day and it would take a few days for him to travel back home from Jerusalem.
Luke 1:24 “And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying,“
So we know it took a few days for Zacharias to travel back home, so this would bring Elisabeth’s conception day to be on or around the 24th of June. Once she conceived she would go into seclusion for 5 months, thus bringing us to the date of November 24th.
Luke 1:25 “Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.“
It was considered a reproach when a woman could not conceive a child. Zacharias and Elisabeth had been praying for a child for many years, and Father had answered their prayers. Father always has a perfect time for everything, and His plans are better than our own. Just as John’s name states, he is a gift from God, and has an amazing destiny!
Luke 1:26 “And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,“
So this will now put us at December 24th as it is 6 months from the conception of John. Remember that the Israelite days starts at sundown the day prior rather than midnight, and run to sundown the next day. Gabriel was sent from God to Nazareth, of Galilee to the house of Mary. This visit was to inform Mary that she had been selected, special, a virgin to conceive and bear the coming Messiah. So it would be on December 25th (sundown of the 24th) that the Spirit would come and dwell with mankind. Our Lord Jesus Christ would be conceived!!!!
Luke 1:27-33 “To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.”
These verses are prophecy being fulfilled. God’s word foretold this event in the verse we used to start this very teaching, Isaiah 7:14 “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Immanuel meaning “God with us” which is precisely what is taking place at the moment of His conception. God came to dwell with mankind at that very moment!
Gabriel tells Mary that His name will be Jesus meaning “YHVH’s Salvation.” Can you imagine how Mary must be feeling? Gabriel is telling this young girl that God chose her to give birth to the Savior of the world!!! Her son would be the King of Kings and Lord of Lords since he would be from the line of Judah and Levi.
Luke 1:34-38 “Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. For with God nothing shall be impossible. And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.”
It’s important to know that Mary was not doubting Gabriel as Zacharias did when he approached him about Elisabeth conceiving. Mary is simply confused as to how this would take place being that she is young and has never known a man. Gabriel explains to her that God’s Holy Spirit will come upon her, and she will conceive. With God ALL things are possible, and he points this out to her by also telling her that her cousin Elisabeth who was barren has also conceived a child and is 6 months pregnant. Mary shows that she has full faith in the Lord, and wants the will of our Father. She is more than willing to be used by our heavenly Father according to His purpose.
Luke 1:39-41 “And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:”
This very same day that Gabriel came to her, she went to go see her cousin Elisabeth. She greeted her cousin, and in that same instant, John, lept in Elisabeth’s womb and was filled with the Holy Spirit! This is a very important verse, especially concerning when a person is considered an actual human being. This shows at conception the spirit and soul of a person enter the baby! Many who are supportive of abortion and think that a baby is not a human being if it’s still in the womb have their proof now. Life begins at conception, period!
Luke 1:42-50 “And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.“
Elisabeth is excited because she knows that her Savior and Messiah is coming as was foretold in the old testament. Both Mary and Elisabeth knew of these prophecies and feel so very blessed that they were chosen to be part of these things. Elisabeth tells Mary that she is blessed for believing what Gabriel has told her, and that they will see all that he said come to pass. God specifically chose Mary, and knew she would have the faith to believe and would do His will. Mary loved the Lord, and rejoiced at this wonderful news! Satan, from the very beginning tried to ruin the perfect bloodline of Christ when he beguiled Eve in the garden. Father protected it, and everything he said is now coming to pass. This protection was to keep Satan from interfering with God’s plan of salvation. Christ came so that no man would perish. He didn’t just come for those living in His time and after, but for the souls that passed before He was even born. He wants every last one of us to know Him and come to repentance. That is true mercy and love. There is no greater love than that. Even after all we have done, he still wants us and loves us. How can we prove that? Look at 1 Peter chapter 3:
1 Peter 3: 18-19 “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;”
So we established the date of Christ’s conception, December 25th. That brings his birth date 9 months later being the 15th of Tisri which is September 29th on our calendar. That is, the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles. (Remembering that according to the calendar the Israelite’s kept that would begin September 28th at sunset.)
The Conception of John
23rd Sivan = June 23-24
The Birth of John
7th Nisan = March 28-29
The Miraculous “Begetting”
1st Tebeth = December 25th
15th Tisri = September 29th
So why don’t more people know this since scripture points it out so clearly? Well, that’s because Satan’s children, the Kenite’s, have infiltrated our churches, and have set up the four hidden dynasties to deceive many so that the whole world would worship the false Christ (Satan) when he returns at the 6th trump! The Kenite’s have used the educational and religious dynasties to school ministers with their father’s (Satan’s) doctrine instead of the true word of God! Remember their goal is to deceive the WHOLE WORLD! They want to keep people caught up in the traditions of men. Most people are so worried about getting their houses decorated and buying gifts to the point where they put a strain on their family and their bank account. They have made this the focus instead of Christ. They also don’t take the time to get into God’s word on their own. Father reveals His truth to those He knows take the time to truly study. He wants our love, and we show Him that we love Him when we spend personal time with Him in His word.
I pray that this teaching opens the eyes and ears of those who are meant to see and hear God’s beautiful truth. These teachings are not meant to replace your time in God’s word. It’s important to always study God’s word on your own. Put your trust in no man, only in the Father!
Happy Birthday Jesus!!!!!