The calendar shows Passover to be on April 22, 2016. This is according to the fixed date on the Hillel calendar.
This calendar was developed to realign the months with astronomy rather than agriculture.
It may have been because there was not a religious body to declare the beginning of a month or day of festivities.
But those that are determined to follow Torah will use the old ways as directed by God and done for centuries by man.
So there are groups that look for abib barley. One that I get email notifications from is based out of Dallas. His observation was not enough abib to put a sickle to and so Adar 1 is the current month and Passover is in [our] April.
However, two other groups disagree with his findings – even calling him not a real observer of Torah – and they declare there was enough barley to sickle, therefore the month is Nisan and Passover is Wednesday, March 23rd.
Wouldn’t that throw the entire year off?
Since this month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you (Ex 12:2), this will throw the entire projected calendar off from reality.
Pentecost would be fifty days from Sunday, March 27th rather than fifty days from Sunday, April 24th.
Yom Teruah would end up a month early in September rather than October.
There is a significance for Christian’s.
I believe Jesus will return as a fulfillment of Yom Teruah, the feast of trumpets.
I believe the words of Paul are and indication of this.
1 Thess 4:16-17 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
1 Cor 15:51-52 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed — in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
So what does Jesus say about this? Find out next time.