In the beginning, Elohim created the heaven and the earth…In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim.
Bereshith/Genesis 1:1; Yochanan/John 1:1
Our Time Is Not His Time
Before mankind was created, Elohim was already here. He is not constrained by time because He is eternal and is present everywhere at once. However, during the Creation, Elohim made the sun and moon as lights to “divide the day from night, and to be as signs for seasons, for days and for years” (Gen 1:14-19). He established the means to keep time and develop a calendar, as we think of time and calendars, even before He created man.
Scripture indicates that a day begins in the evening, because He brought the light out of the darkness, and “the evening and the morning were the first day” (Gen 1:3-5). Some have tried to argue that starting the day in darkness does not make sense. If that argument is true, then explain why the Gregorian Calendar, which is used by most nations today, starting and ending a day at midnight makes sense. Elohim does not think like us, and He will only give that which is needful.
The Creation narrative continues by naming each day in order from the First Day to the Seventh Day, making a week of seven days. The Gregorian Calendar reveals this to be true by listing the days of the week, from left to right by the names given them by man; seven days. Beginning from the left is found Sunday, and on the right is Saturday, which correspond to the biblical First and Seventh days. According to Shemot/Exodus 20:8-11 and Wayiqra/Leviticus 23:3, the Seventh Day is the Sabbath, Shabbat.
It is agreed that between twenty-eight to thirty-one days make up a month. Some may know, and the majority of biblical and secular scholars agree, that the TANAKH, which is often referred to as the Old Testament, was written in Hebrew. The word “month” was translated from the Hebrew word “chodesh” or “ḥōdeš,” חךש, which means “the new moon,” or “new moon,” therefore implying the beginning of a new month. YAHWEH instructed Moshe and Aharon (Moses and Aaron) that the new moon which appeared fifteen days before He lead them out of Mitsrayim (Egypt) was “the beginning of months, the first month of the year” (Exod 12:1-2). It is upon this point in time whereby Elohim appointed certain days within a month whereby His Feasts times would occur. All of YAHWEH’s Appointed Times – Feast Times are found by calculating from the new moon which appears during the season of the Exodus and Passover (Lev 23).