From one new moon to another

THERE is evident counterpart to the Mosaic monthly institution in the blessed age that is coming with the advent of the saints to power. It is “from one new moon to another”, as well as from Sabbath to Sabbath, that all flesh appears in the temple courts to worship (Isaiah 66:23). It is “every month” or once a month, that the Apocalyptic wood of life (the saints) yields its fruit for the healing of the nations (Revelation 22:2), and it is “according to his months” that the literal tree on both sides of the temple river yields its fruit “whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed … the fruit thereof shall be for meat and the leaf thereof for medicine” (Ezekiel 47:12). There will be no monotony in a state of things in which the whole population is roused with the advent of every new moon in the heavens to a special service of worship and praise, and a special distribution of healing and blessing. The prospect of the kingdom is a prospect of an endless succession of joyful activities.

ROBERT ROBERTS, The Law of Moses, page 198.