6th Month - August - Elul
The sixth month in the Hebrew (Mosaic) calendar, that commences in the month Nisan, (March 2020), the month of Elul, is seen as a month of Divine MERCY and GRACE for the Hebrew Israelite people.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE MONTH OF ELUL.
Seven weeks, or 50 Days after the Exodus, the children of Israel RECEIVED THE LAW AT MOUNT SINAI and entered into an eternal covenant with YAH (This would have been on 10th Sivan/31st May 2020).
THE ‘GOLDEN CALF’
However, unfortunately just 40 Days later while Moses was still up in the Mount they violated their special relationship (WITH their ABBA YAH) by WORSHIPPING THE GOLDEN CALF.
MOSES FIRST ASCENSION/ 40 DAYS & NIGHTS TO MOUNT SINAI – 10th Sivan
If you recall when Moses came down from the Mount, and saw what they had done, he was so angry that he broke the two tablets of stone that were in his hands. These stones had been both hewn and inscribed on both sides with the TEN COMMANDMENTS
“written with the finger of God” (Exod 31:18).
Counting from the day Moses ascended the Mount, (from Exod 19:1, & Exod 24:12 which appear to show Moses being called up into the Mount on the same evening of the SINAITIC REVELATION).
MOSES SECOND ASCENT 40 DAYS & NIGHTS TO THE MOUNT, 19TH Av
This would have meant he came down from the Mount at the end of the FIRST 40 DAYS on 19th Av, (/9th July 2020), only to have to go straight back up again, to plead with God for the people due to their sin. This also meant that he had to extended his fast a further 40 days, fasting a total of 80 Days & nights during this period, without food and without water.
MOSES THIRD ASCENT/ 40 DAYS & NIGHTS TO THE MOUNT, 1ST ELUL
However, It is believed that it was actually on1ST ELUL (/19th August 2020), that Moses once again ascended Mount Sinai for the third time, this time taking with him 2 stone tablets he had hewn, as God had instructed him. It was on this occasion he had a revelation of YAHUAH’s glory and mercy, as YAH revealed Himself to him, and confirmed to him that he had granted his petition for Israel. (Exod 33:18-34:8).
MOSES DESCENDS (AFTER HIS THIRD ASCENT) ON THE DAY OF ATONEMENT
Again on this occasion, Moses remained in the Mount for 40 Days & nights, finally descending on 10th Tishrei (/26th Sept 2020), the Day of Atonement, during this time, thankfully Moses obtained YAHUAH’S forgiveness and reconciliation for the children of Israel. For this reason the month of Elul has come to signify DIVINE MERCY, GRACE and FORGIVENESS for Israel. This fact was memorialised as
A STATUTE FOR HEBREW ISRAEL FORVER (see Lev 23:28-31)
in the commemoration of the Day of Atonement, (see Lev 23:26-32)