The Birth of Yahushua (Jesus)
There is much speculation of when the birth of Yahushua (Jesus) actually took place. Most Christians know that December 25 is not His birthday, but instead of making waves they go along with it; just like they go along with many other things that they know are not Biblical. They do not want to be considered peculiar or weird in the eyes of the people they associate with it. They do not want to be considered a “troubler in Israel” (1 Kings 18:17). And yet the Bible tells us that Elohim’s people are to be peculiar. “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of Him Who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9, emphasis added). “Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works” (Titus 2:14, emphasis added). The most noble act an individual can do is to sacrifice one’s self for another, and that is exactly what Yahushua did for the inhabitants of planet Earth. How few of Yahushua’s professed followers are willing to become that peculiar individual in order to “show forth the praises of Him Who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” How many are willing to be a man after Elohim’s heart? “I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after Mine Own heart, which shall fulfil all My will” (Acts 13:22, emphasis added). We always seem take the easy, non-confrontational approach, instead of contending for the truth as we are admonished to do. “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 3).
There is only one verse in all of the Bible that gives us any indication of when Yahushua’s birth took place. We read in Luke 1:26-27 “And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from Elohim unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary” (emphasis added). Many will take that to mean that this was the month of June, but in so doing that is going by a pagan calendar and not the calendar as found in the Bible.
The calendar of the Bible begins at the first full moon after the spring equinox. “This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you” (Exodus 12:2). This is the month the Bible refers to as Abib. This month can begin during the month of March after the 21st or during April depending on when the first full moon after the spring equinox occurs. “The sixth month” of the Biblical calendar, spoken of in Luke 1:26, begins in either September or October of the Gregorian calendar. Nine months later brings us to June or July of the Gregorian calendar and more than likely, but speculation nonetheless, during the time of Pentecost which takes place on the ninth day of the third Biblical month.
We are not given the day, but we are given the month of when the angel visited Mary and from the scenario given in Luke chapter one that is probably when she became pregnant when “The Holy Ghost [Spirit] shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee” (Luke 1:35).
This is only speculation on my part, but I believe that He may have been born on Pentecost which was the same day the Christian Church came into existence. From Acts chapter two we read, “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost [Spirit]” (Acts 2:1-4).
So instead of going along with the crowd, and if you claim to follow what the Bible teaches, begin observing Pentecost as the day of Yahushua Messiah’s birth. The shepherds were not in the fields watching over their flocks at night on December 25th because there is no pasture for the sheep to feed on at that time of the year, and the flocks are all back in the corrals feeding and protected from the cold.