What does the word deviation mean to you? This article, full of historical research, is also a prophetic word meant to provide clarity: reveal the state of deviation we have lived in, and encourage: boost your spirit and strengthen you for your future.
God fixes what is crooked. We are in a time of realignment with God’s intent for humanity and the world.
Is today really the beginning of a new year?
Did you know that our current calendar, the Gregorian calendar, was an attempt to fix a miscalculation to the previous Julian calendar? In 1582, the Pope convinced Europe to go with a new calendar that bore his name. because his papal scientist, Aloysus Lilius, found that over a period of time the 11-minute mistake in the Julian calendar would cause the observance date of Easter to shift further from the Spring Equinox. In developing a new calendar for the Pope, Lilius also attempted to fix the Leap year issue, however, science shows that we are still slightly “off” according to the solar year of seasons.
Slightly “off”. Deviated. Disjointed. We are out of alignment from the times and seasons set forth when God created the heavens and the earth and gave specific instructions to the ancient Hebrews. The Hebrews followed seasons like seed time and harvest time that was based on an annual time frame that is foreign to us—but necessary for us to understand.
Many 16th Century Europeans protested moving from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar. Some felt it was the Catholics way of showing the Protestant movement that they still held the reins to what happened in the world. “Give us our 11 days” was the cry from Pope Gregory’s opposition. Benjamin Franklin, however, is said to have liked the change for September, 1752. “Be not astonished, nor look with scorn, dear reader, at such a deduction of days, nor regret as for the loss of so much time…for those who love their pillow to lie down in Peace on the second of this month and not perhaps awake till the morning of the fourteenth.” Citation
So when did the New Year begin before Pope Gregory and Julius Caesar put their names on the world’s governance of days and times?
Caesar’s calendar happened a long time ago, in 46 BC. He liked January 1 as being New Year’s Day (notice that the names of our months are derivatives of Roman gods. Rome was a polytheistic culture). Centuries later, other countries tied New Year’s Day to what they called “Lady Day” on March 25. This was a Catholic holy day that celebrated the Virgin Mary. Can you believe the English celebrated New Year’s Day on March 25 until 1752!
As we tried to organize time into neat mathematically-based sections (weeks and months) that we could live by, we have deviated from the sense of time that God works by. Understanding God’s timeline gets messy because before the Julian calendar was the Roman calendar. It was not wrong for humanity to have tried to implement a “reckoning” for time so that they could schedule their festivals and plan life movement through seasonal regularity; however, the various attempts–some said to be political–get us to a point where we must ask,
“Does our year reconcile with God’s timeline of divinely ordained events, and His times and seasons as referenced in the Bible? If not, does it matter?”
In the Bible, a new day began in the evening. (Gen 1, Leviticus 23:32) It was the natural light from the Sun that dictated when a new day began, not the hand of a clock.
The feasts of the Hebrews were holy unto Yahweh. They had to occur according to the days and seasons that He initiated. These feasts foreshadowed an event to come or memorialized an event that God wanted remembered, like the Passover. The non-canonical book of Jubilees has this passage:
But if they do neglect and do not observe them according to His commandment, then they will disturb all their seasons, and the years will be dislodged from this (order), [and they will disturb the seasons and the years will be dislodged] and they will neglect their ordinances. (6:33)
According to the Hebrews, this was a warning that God gave to Moses. God’s dictation of time meant that each “year” would have 364 days! This is according to Enoch, a man mentioned in the book of Genesis who was taken to heaven before he experienced an earthly death.
Trivia question: What was the shortest year in human existence?
God wants to realign us with His timeline!
Our destinies involve being aware of God’s appointed times for divine events and how the enemy is trying to create his own timeline of events.
“The book of Enoch tells us that the year begins when we find equal parts day and equal parts night. Equal parts day and equal parts night is the day of the Equinox…Spring Equinox is a time each year when both day and night have equal amounts of time. This takes place on one day each year to start the Spring time, and according to the Most Highs time the year.” Citation
Did the implementation of new calendar systems “disturb” and “dislodge” what God set in motion? Are we living in a deviated timeline?
The answer is yes.
If God’s appointed time for days and months created years of 364 days, with each new year beginning at the Spring Equinox, then we are actually a little further along in time than we think…
How do we reconcile decades of living in years of 365 ¼ days to God’s outlook of 364-day years for His times and purposes in the earth? Did the thief, who comes to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10) use men of influence to steal our ability to be aware and in synch of God’s times and seasons? This doesn’t mean that the Pope’s and Caesar’s decisions were intentionally evil, although history records their distaste for Hebrew culture and thought. Pope Gregory tried to fix the timeline, recognizing the significance of the Spring Equinox. Remember, the Catholic church celebrated “Lady Day” on March 25 for a long time.
The Bible prophecies that times and seasons would change, and this was not a good thing (Daniel 7:25).
And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
Laws would also change, being made to ignore the original intent of Yahweh, (the Hebrew word for Most High God versus the lesser gods of Deut. 10;17—the elohim—created entities we call angels). The Council of Nicea incorporated holy day changes which some Christians say tie pagan festivals to Biblical events. Easter is an example, the word being a derivative of the name Ishtar, the Greek goddess of fertility. (Sidenote: Rather than assume Ishtar is a mythological character that goes by other names in different cultures, Biblical readers should consider her characterization as likely being one of the fallen elohim, which Eph 6:12 also mentions, who were worshipped as gods.)
Deviation to Destiny – Does the “exact” time matter?
We are affected by the deviation of God’s intent for time-reckoning. This means we are less able to recognize the hand of God in our current timeline. While our current time-management system (the Gregorian calendar) does not affect God’s timeline of the second coming of Jesus Christ , it does affect our ability to understand the times and seasons like the sons of Issachar (1 Chron 12:32) and come into agreement with what God has purposed for us to do while we are here.
Eschatology scares some of us and causes others of us to shake our heads in cynicism. Biblical scholars interpret end times different, so what are we to do? Does it really matter in the scheme of living our daily lives and fulfilling the Great Commission?
Does this deviation affect our destiny?
The Lord woke me this morning with these words: ‘Times and Seasons – Deviation to Destiny’. I’d been up praying in the new year like so many Christians do as a practice, unable to fall asleep until after the neighbor finished exhausting his firecracker stash. I believe ‘deviation to destiny’ is a prophetic word from the Lord, a call to attention which will bring about individual calls to action.
We are in a time where deviations are rampant. Traveling off of God’s intent for when a new year would begin is one thing, but marriage, sexuality and identity, pedagogy, procuring wealth and health—these situations are in our faces each day. Humanity has listened to seducing spirits and deviated. We continue to accelerate to a brand of life that was not God’s intent for humanity. From the Neurolink idea to GMO food, God’s intents are being ignored or subverted by people of influence, who dictate how we live, just as Caesar and Gregory dictated whose calendar the world should follow.
The Lord is telling His people to reclaim our destiny by claiming His original intents for these topics. Male and female only. Human beings are created in the image and likeness of God and we do not need to be refashioned into Human 2.0. Our food must comes from the land. God said that even the animals were clean to eat. We must steward the earth’s resources as God’s representations. Overpopulation wasn’t in God’s mind. Children should be trained in the Word, not idolizing the intellect over the heart, from which the issues of life emerge. Truth must be accompanied by power, lest we live in a form of godliness. This was the model of Jesus. This also means having a sense of the appointed time that we are in. We must reclaim what was stolen and what we gave away while we sat in our Sunday pews. This is the destiny of those in the Kingdom of God’s dear son. (Col 1:13)
In my research, I’ve learned that people who worship the dark side-those captive in the other kingdom–have trained people to use spirit guides (Eph 6:12) and psychic power to see into the future. There are intentional practitioners of dark works involved in Luciferianism and its many subgroups who know the Bible and want to subvert God’s times and seasons. Simple put, these are real people who choose to worship (or are born into a family that worships) the devil, although they likely use a different name for their god. They faithfully practice the dark arts (Deut. 18:10) to bring forth a counterfeit timeline, and evil strategies, and doctrines (1 Tim 4:1). This psychic training as happened for decades and many have foreseen future events. (Consider this ability a counterfeit of what God does when he lets His people have foresight and revelation for His purposes. Daniel 1:17, John 16:13). Interestingly enough, some have said that none of these trained persons were able to see 2024.
What does this mean?
I believe it means that Yahweh is snatching back His timeline. And the enemy can’t see it.
I believe the light of God in our future is so bright that it is blinding the enemy.
I believe it means that we, starting today, are saying no to deviations and yes to God’s intents and purposes for human beings and this earth.
So Happy New Year—according to Pope Gregory, but not God.