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The 9 month Birth Cycle and the Eternal’s Holydays
This blog is going to be sharing what Zola Levitt wrote in October 2008. Zola Levitt was from that wonderful species – the Jew who comes to Jesus Christ and accepts His Jewish Savior. Hallelujah. Yeshua, whose name means “Salvation”, their Maschiach - their Messiah. Zola wrote a piece tying the gestation and birth cycle to holydays. I thought it was just fascinating, so here it is, with very little editing to keep it brief and to fit my blog limits. Remember the correlations are based on the Hebrew calendar and months. Their “seventh month” for example, usually fits in to our mid-September to mid-October. I added some of my own comments in brackets:
Zola Levitt discovered an amazing correlation between the Seven Feasts of the LORD and the gestation of a human baby, from conception to birth. While preparing for writing a new book for new parents, Zola contacted a gynecologist for some help in understanding gestation.
During that session, the gynecologist shows him a series of pictures, pointed to the first one (an egg and a sperm) and said: “On the fourteenth day of the first month, the egg appears.” The statement struck a chord in his Jewish mind because that was the date of Passover….
The gynecologist continued: “The egg must be fertilized within 24 hours or it will pass on.” This reminded Zola of the Feast of Unleavened Bread and the seed or grain that “fell to the ground and died” in order to produce a harvest, the first fruits of which were presented to God.
Next, the gynecologist said, “Within two to six days, the fertilized egg attaches itself to the wall of the womb and begins to grow.” And sure enough, the Jewish evangelist thought, “The Day of Firstfruits is observed anywhere from two to six days after Passover.” [This was the day in John 20 where Messiah first went to heaven to be accepted by His Father, as the real first Fruits to be accepted in behalf of the spiritual harvest.]
Next, he was shown a photo of an embryo [first 8 weeks] showing arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, toes, a head, eyes, etc. The caption said “FIFTY days”. The gynecologist continued, “Around the fiftieth day, the embryo takes on the form of a human being. Until then, we don’t know if we have a duck or a tadpole.” Zola thought, “That’s Pentecost!” [Some feel this is also when the first resurrection will take place, when we will be like Him – 1 John 3:2]
The next picture showed the fetus at seven months. The gynecologist said, “On the first day of the seventh month, the baby’s hearing is developed. For the first time it can hear and distinguish sounds outside of the womb.” Zola knew that was the date for [Yahweh’s] festival of Trumpets.
The gynecologist continued, “On the tenth day of the 7th month, the hemoglobin of the blood changes from that of the mother to a self -sustaining baby”. Zola thought, “That’s the Day of Atonement, when the blood was taken into the Holy of Holies”.
Next, the gynecologist said, “On the 15th of the 7th month, the lungs become fully developed. If born before then, the baby would have had a very difficult time breathing.” And Zola thought, “That’s the Festival of Tabernacles, a time of celebrating the Temple, home of the Shekinah glory or Spirit of God.” In the New Testament, the Greek term ‘pneuma’ normally translated as “breath”, is applied to the Holy Spirit.”
Birth takes place on the 10th day of the ninth month. Eight days after birth in Jewish families, a baby boy is circumcised. Zola noted that the 8 days of Hanukkah are celebrated right on schedule, nine months and ten days after Passover. [Jesus made it a point to be in Jerusalem for Hanukkah – called “the Feast of Dedication” John 10:22]
No human being could have understood the gestation period 3,500 years ago [when Yahweh revealed the seven Feasts of Yahweh to Moses and the nation of Israel]. The establishment of the seven Feasts of the LORD was given to Moses by the LORD Himself. Its correlation with the human gestation period is not only remarkable; it proves “Intelligent Design”. It proves there is a Creator God who guides the affairs of man.
That was the blog or article by Zola Levitt. I thank Zola and his organization for posting this. Feel free to share this blog and this website with other believers, especially those who keep Yahweh’s feasts.