Happy New Year: Celebrating Janus

Happy New Year: Celebrating Janus

In the Bible God established the New Year during the Exodus of the jewish people  from the bondage of the Egyptian Pharaoh, Ra. God wanted His people to remember His divine deliverance from that day forward.

“You are to begin your calendar with this month; it will be the first month of the year for you. …for it was in the month of Aviv that you came out from Egypt.”

“You are to begin your calendar with this month; it will be the first month of the year for you. …for it was in the month of Aviv that you came out from Egypt.”

Adonai to the Jews (Exodus 12:2;34:18)

But as time went on, the memory of the God’s commandments began to fade when the Romans attempted to erase the Jewishness of the Bible with a King James Translation and the tampering of the Roman Gregorian calendar.

This tampering caused the New Year to coincide with the vernal equinox to pay homage to the sun god or the creation of a solar calendar. Eventually it was decided that January 1 was more fitting in order to honor “Janus” hence the prefix “janu”ary.

Janus was the deity known for looking back at the “old” and forward to the “new” as in the above image. This explains why during the Super Bowl, R&B singer Beyonce paid homage to him along with millions of others who cheered her on. See picture below.

Janus depicted on stage during Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance.

Honoring the Lord

To this day the jewish people and Christians who remember God’s commandment still honor God’s New Year around the end of March to April 1st. In fact, all of nature celebrates as well when flowers “spring” forth the weather gets better, the sun gets brighter and so forth. Because unlike man, nature never rebels against God. 

Prayer:

Heavenly Father forgive me for unknowingly honoring Janus and help me to remember your divine deliverance of Your people during the Exodus. I thank You Lord for my divine deliverance during the Pharaoh experiences in my life. Amen.

Sources:

https://www.bible.com/bible/1275/EXO.12.CJB

https://www.bible.com/bible/1275/EXO.34.CJB

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