Short Messages to the
Message # 28
The Ten Commandments are
for all of YAHWEH'S People.
According to the twentieth chapter of Exodus, YAHWEH gave HIS people HIS ten basic commandments at mount Sinai. In chapters twenty-one through twenty-three, HE gave HIS people HIS statutes and judgments concerning the enforcement of these basic commandments. The first four commandments show how to love YAHWEH by having no other Elohim before HIM, by not making any images (nor bowing down to worship them), by not taking HIS name in vain, and by not polluting HIS hallowed Sabbath. HE wanted HIS Sabbath to be a reminder that HE created (or fashioned) the world in six days and rested on the seventh day, blessing and sanctifying it.
Exo. 20 (I) And [YAHWEH] Elohim spake all these words, saying, (2) I am YAHWEH thy Elohim, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. (3) Thou shalt have no other Elohim before ME. (4) Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: (5) Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I YAHWEH thy Elohim am a jealous El, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate ME; (6) And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love ME, and keep MY Commandments. (7) Thou shalt not take the name of YAHWEH thy Elohim in vain; for YAHWEH will not hold him guiltless that taketh HIS name in vain. (8) Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. (9) Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: (10) But the seventh day is the Sabbath of YAHWEH thy Elohim: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: (11) For in six days YAHWEH made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore YAHWEH blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.
YAHWEH'S Sabbath was also for a sign between HIMSELF and HIS people forever.
Exo. 31 (12) And YAHWEH spake unto Moses, saying, (13) Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily MY Sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between ME and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am YAHWEH that doth sanctify you. (14) Ye shall keep the Sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. (15) Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to YAHWEH: whosoever doeth any work in the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. (16) Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. (17) It is a sign between ME and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days YAHWEH made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day HE rested, and was refreshed.
The next three show how to love thy neighbor by honoring one's parents, by not killing one's neighbor, and by not committing adultery with the spouse of one's neighbor.
Exo. 20 (12) Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which YAHWEH thy Elohim giveth thee. (13) Thou shalt not kill. (14) Thou shalt not commit adultery.
The last three commandments also teach one to show love for one’s neighbors by not stealing, nor coveting anything that belongs to them, nor bearing false witness against one's neighbors.
Exo. 20 (15) Thou shalt not steal. (16) Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. (17) Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
These last six commandments protect one's neighbor from one's self the same as they protect one's self from one's neighbor. They benefit the whole human race!
If we are diligently keeping all ten of these commandments then we will be in perfect harmony with YAHshua's words in this scripture.
Matthew 22 (35) Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked Him a question, tempting Him, and saying, (36) Instructor, which is the great commandment in the law? (37) YAHshua said unto him, Thou shalt love YAHWEH thy Elohim with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. [Deut. 6:5] (38) This is the first and great commandment. (39) And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself [Lev 19:18]. (40) On these two Commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Message # 27
with A Psalm!
(A prayer of thanksgiving for this day of Pentecost)
O mighty YAHWEH, enthroned
in Heaven upon Your eternal throne,
We give You thanks for revealing to us Your great and awesome name.
We give You thanks for the supreme sacrifice of Your Son YAHshua,
For with His unselfish love, He took upon Himself all of our blame.
O mighty YAHWEH, Who
reconciles us to Yourself through YAHshua,
We give You thanks for revealing through Him your unique plan of salvation.
We give You thanks that YAHshua was unconditionally obedient to Your will,
For through His obedience unto His death, He saved us from damnation.
O mighty YAHWEH, the great
Elohim of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
We give You thanks for sharing with us Your Holy Sabbath day of rest.
We give You thanks for it as sign that identifies Your people with You,
As You tested Israel with it in the wilderness, You also put us to the test.
O mighty YAHWEH, Who desires
for us to worship You in spirit and in truth,
We give You thanks for Your Holy Spirit which leads us along the narrow way.
We give You thanks for remembering the prophesy given by Your prophet Joel,
For You remembered it nineteen hundred and seventy years ago to this very day.
O mighty YAHWEH, Who
gave His only begotten Son YAHshua
that we may live,
We give You thanks for calling and strengthening us that through Him we can remain.
We give You thanks for the abundance of Your grace, mercy, love and righteousness,
As we pray and give our thanks to You through Your Son YAHshua's saving name.
Written on the this day of Pentecost by Arkie Hobbs
Message # 26
here for this week's LONG
instead of short message of the week!
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Message # 25
On 5/27/01, an article will be displayed on this site concerning the miracles and lying wonders that the evil one will be desperately trying to work into all the true Assemblies and Congregations of YAHWEH. Below is one of the last paragraphs of the article. It is a warning of itself.
The "thumps," the "flips," the "chills," and such like manifestations in the flesh that have been increasing at an alarming rate in these last days ARE NOT USED BY YAHWEH TO GIVE HIS ASSEMBLY ANY CONFIRMATION, ASSURANCE, HOPE, OR PROOF OF OUR SPIRITUAL STANDING WITH HIM. Those things combined with the "slaying in the spirit," the "false tongues," the "false interpretations," the "false prophesies," the "false words of knowledge," and the all other counterfeiting of the gifts of YAHWEH'S Holy Spirit will and do promote signs, miracles and lying wonders with which the evil one deceives the WHOLE WORLD! PLEASE HEED THE WARNING!
Message # 24
(I) A Prayer of Moses the man of [YAHWEH] Elohim. My Sovereign [YAHWEH], THOU hast been our dwelling place in all generations. (2) Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever THOU hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, THOU art El. (3) THOU turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men. (4) For a thousand years in THY sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. (5) THOU carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up. (6) In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth. (7) For we are consumed by THINE anger, and by THY wrath are we troubled. (8) THOU hast set our iniquities before THEE, our secret sins in the light of THY countenance. (9) For all our days are passed away in THY wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told. (10) The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly [faint] away. (11) Who knoweth the power of THINE anger? Even according to THY fear, so is THY wrath. (12) So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. (13) Return, O YAHWEH, how long? And let it repent thee concerning THY servants. (14) O satisfy us early with THY mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. (15) Make us glad according to the days wherein THOU hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil. (16) Let THY work appear unto THY servants, and THY glory unto their children. (17) And let the beauty of YAHWEH our Elohim be upon us: and establish THOU the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish THOU it.
Message # 23
Brethren, how many of us could
follow the example of Stephen?
One of the greatest sermons of the New Covenant Scriptures was preached by Stephen. It was also his last sermon as it cost him his life. (I wonder if any of us today were being stoned to death, if we would pray for the forgiveness of those who were stoning us.)
Acts 7 (I) Then said the high priest, Are these things so? (2) And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; The Elohim of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran, (3) And said unto him, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and come into the land which I shall show thee. [Gen. 12:1] (4) Then came he out of the land of the Chaldaeans, and dwelt in Charran: and from thence, when his father was dead, HE removed him into this land, wherein ye now dwell. (5) And HE gave him none inheritance in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on [Gen. 2:5]: yet HE promised that HE would give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him [Gen. 12:7; 13:15; 15:4,18; 24:7; 48:4], when as yet he had no child. (6) And YAHWEH spake on this wise, That his seed should sojourn in a strange land; and that they should bring them into bondage, and entreat them evil four hundred years. (7) And the nation to whom they shall be in bondage will I judge, said YAHWEH: and after that shall they come forth, and serve me in this place [Gen. 15:13-16]. (8) And HE gave him the Covenant of circumcision: and so Abraham begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat the twelve patriarchs. (9) And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but YAHWEH was with him, [Gen. 37:11,28; 39:1-3,21,23] (10) And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house. [Gen. 41:37-44]
(11)Now there came a dearth over all the land of Egypt and Chanaan, and great affliction [Gen. 41:54; 42:5]: and our fathers found no sustenance. (12) But when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first. (13) And at the second time Joseph was made known to his brethren; and Joseph's kindred was made known unto Pharaoh [Gen. 45:1,45-46]. (14) Then sent Joseph, and called his father Jacob to him, and all his kindred, threescore and fifteen souls. (15) So Jacob went down into Egypt, and died, he, and our fathers, (16) And were carried over into Sychem, and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor the father of Sychem. (17) But when the time of the promise drew nigh, which YAHWEH had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt, (18) Till another king arose, which knew not Joseph. [Exo. 1:7-8] (19) The same dealt subtly with our kindred, and evil entreated our fathers, so that they cast out their young children, to the end they might not live. (20) In which time Moses was born, and was exceeding fair, and nourished up in his father's house three months: (21) And when he was cast out, Pharaoh's daughter took him up, and nourished him for her own son.
(22)And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds. (23) And when he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the children of Israel. (24) And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian: (25) For he supposed his brethren would have understood how that YAHWEH by HIS hand would deliver them: but they understood not. (26) And the next day he showed himself unto them as they strove, and would have set them at one again, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren; why do ye wrong one to another? (27) But he that did his neighbour wrong thrust him away, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge over us? (28) Wilt thou kill me, as thou diddest the Egyptian yesterday? [Exo. 2:11-14] (29) Then fled Moses at this saying, and was a stranger in the land of Madian, where he begat two sons.
(30)And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sina an angel of YAHWEH in a flame of fire in a bush. (31) When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of YAHWEH came unto him, (32) Saying, I am the Elohim of thy fathers, the Elohim of Abraham, and the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and durst not behold. (33) Then said YAHWEH to him, Put off thy shoes from thy feet: for the place where thou standest is holy ground. (34) I have seen, I have seen the affliction of MY people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and am come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send thee into Egypt [Exo 3:1-10]. (35) This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? The same did YAHWEH send to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush. (36) HE brought them out, after that HE had showed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red sea, and in the wilderness forty years. (37) This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall YAHWEH your Elohim raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; Him shall ye hear. [Deu 18:15] (38) This is He, that [Who] was in the Assembly in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us: (39) To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt, (40) Saying unto Aaron, Make us elohim to go before us: for as for this Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him. [Exo. 32:1] (41) And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands. (42) Then YAHWEH turned, and gave them up to worship the host of Heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness? (43) Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your elohim Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon. [Amos 5:26-27]
(44)Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as HE had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen. (45) Which also our fathers that came after brought in with YAHshua into the possession of the Gentiles, whom YAHWEH drave out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David; (46) Who found favour before YAHWEH, and desired to find a tabernacle for the Elohim of Jacob. (47) But Solomon built him a house. (48) Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet, (49) Heaven is MY throne, and earth is MY footstool: what house will ye build ME? Saith YAHWEH: or what is the place of MY rest? (50) Hath not MY hand made all these things [Isa 66:1-2]?
(51)Ye stiffnecked [Exo. 32:9; 33:3,5] and uncircumcised in heart and ears [Lev. 26:41; Jer. 6:10], ye do always resist the Holy Spirit: as your fathers did, so do ye. (52) Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? And they have slain them which showed before of the coming of the Just One; of Whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers: (53) Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it.
(54)When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth. (55) But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, looked up stedfastly into Heaven, and saw the glory of YAHWEH, and YAHshua standing on the right hand of YAHWEH [Psa. 110:1], (56) And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of YAHWEH. (57) Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, (58) And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul. (59) And they stoned Stephen, calling upon YAHWEH, and saying, Sovereign YAHshua, receive my spirit. (60) And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, YAHWEH, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.
A true story and a vision
that teaches a lesson for all of us
Almost twenty years ago, a man had decided that the time had come to fully separate himself from the things of this world and repent of his sins. The man and his family started attending a Pentecostal seventh day assembly because he was already fully aware of which day was to be kept holy in obedience to the fourth commandment.
Exodus 20 (8) Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. (9) Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: (10) But the seventh day is the Sabbath of YAHWEH thy Elohim: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: (11) For in six days YAHWEH made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore YAHWEH blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.
His next step was to accept YAHWEH'S grace and be obedient to the command to be baptized in the name of our Saviour YAHshua Ha Mashiach for the remission of sins and to receive YAHWEH'S Holy Spirit.
Acts 2 (38) Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of YAHshua Mashiach for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
At that time, the man did not know what the true names of our Heavenly FATHER and our Saviour were. However, YAHWEH still honored HIS promise and did give the man HIS Holy Spirit as the man was truly being called into HIS service.
At that time, the things of the world no longer meant anything to him. He began to grow spiritually at a very rapid pace. This spiritual growth had absolutely nothing to do with where he was baptized or by whom he was baptized. It had everything to do with YAHWEH calling him by HIS grace through YAHshua Ha Mashiach and the man's determination to seek out YAHWEH'S will and to live his life for HIM instead of for himself.
Some time later, the man got so over-anxious to serve YAHWEH that he listened to some of the wrong people who seemed to be receiving supernatural powers and messages from YAHWEH. The man desired to have what seemed to be an extraordinary personal contact with YAHWEH too. He then began to actually hear a supernatural voice and experienced some supernatural powers and received different physical feelings in his flesh that seemed to him as being directly from YAHWEH. He was very excited and was very happy with what he thought was an extraordinary personal relationship with YAHWEH. After a short while, it became evident to the man that the voice was occasionally lying to him. He had a hard choice to make. He had to give up those supernatural powers which his friends at work admired him for having. He had to take the chance on his closest friend and all the people, whom he had preached to, never believing anything else that he had to say if he had to admit to them that he had been following a lying spirit. He also had to take a chance on loosing the respect of the assembly which always relished in the activities of these powers, the voices and the different physical feelings in the flesh. He made his choice. He choose to forsake all if need be to serve YAHWEH, the Living Elohim! HalleluYAH!!!
YAHWEHhad opened the man's understanding and the man rejected that lying spirit with the voice, the supernatural powers, and all of the different physical feelings manifested in his flesh. However, the assembly refused to recognize and reject the lying spirit which had them deceived into thinking that it was indeed YAHWEH'S spirit that was talking and leading them so the man left the assembly.
The man did not know it at the time, but YAHWEH allowed him to stray for a very short time in satan's deception in order to show him how easy it was for satan to deceive people with his very powerful deceiving spirit and supernatural powers. YAHWEH allowed the man to personally experience those things in order that the man could warn the Brethren in YAHshua Ha Mashiach and tell them from experience just how the evil one works while masquerading as an angel (messenger) of light. The scriptures tell us this is his main ploy or device.
II Corinthians 11 (13) For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Messiah. (14) And no marvel; for satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
Another reason that he was allowed to have that experience was probably to teach him to walk by faith and not by sight i.e. what he sees, hears and feels in the flesh. Even though he was thankful that YAHWEH gave him the wisdom to see that he had been duped by the evil one, he still had not fully learned the lesson being taught him. He had been fasting for three days while preparing for the forthcoming Day of Pentecost service which was to be held in his home. He was repeatedly asking YAHWEH that "if it was HIS will" to let basically the same things happen in the service as that was recorded in the book of Acts, chapter two. He also prayed that YAHWEH would not allow satan to deceive anyone attending the service with any feelings, voices, false tongues or any thing else. He was resting on his stomach on his bed that Friday night while continuing the fasting. He was wide awake and all of a sudden he was in a vision. It was as if someone was playing a short movie. It was rather hard for him to explain, but it was like he was there in a dream, only he was wide awake instead of sleeping. He was standing on the gable of a huge building with a very steep roof. All around him were what appeared to be large sheets of bark scattered around on that roof. His physical eyes and his understanding was telling him that he was going to slide on the bark and that he would slide off the roof and maybe get hurt. Instead, he had the faith that he was not going to get hurt regardless of the physical evidence that told him otherwise. Then all of a sudden the whole building slowly settled down to about a foot from the ground and he walked off onto the ground completely safe and unshaken. It was exactly three days and three nights later that YAHWEH'S Holy Spirit opened his understanding to what the vision had meant. It then dawned on him that he had been fasting and praying for signs, tongues and things to see, hear and feel YAHWEH'S presence in his flesh to reassure himself that YAHWEH was pleased with what he was doing.
Those fleshly things that he had been praying for are the very things that satan uses to fool disobedient people who are so comfortably wrapped up in their pagan customs, and pagan practices, pagan holidays, and the commandments of men. They are fooled into thinking that it is YAHWEH personally contacting them and that HE is very pleased with them even though in truth they are walking in total disobedience to HIS will. As a result, they continue to walk in total disobedience to HIS will!
The main purpose of the vision was to tell the man one more time, since he hadn't fully learned his lesson the first time with that which he could see, hear, feel and touch with the flesh, that he MUST WALK BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT and he would never fall. That is very much in line with this short scripture:
II Corinthians 5 (7) For we walk by faith [or faithfulness], not by sight:
Dear Brethren in YAHshua Ha Mashiach, keep this in mind: the evil one always deceives with his supernatural powers and lying wonders and he deceives the whole world. Therefore, if we close our spiritual eyes, ears, and mind to the truth, we can be very easily deceived into believing that we are pleasing YAHWEH while we are actually walking in disobedience to HIS will.
Matthew 24 (24) For there shall arise false messiahs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very Elect.
II Thessalonians 2 (7)For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. (8) And then shall that wicked be revealed, whom the Sovereign shall consume with the spirit of His mouth [Isa. 11:4], and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming: (9) Even him, whose coming is after the working of satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, (10) And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. (11) And for this cause YAHWEH shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: (12) That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Revelation 12 (7) And there was war in Heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, (8) And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in Heaven. (9) And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil, and satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Therefore, heed the warning and the advice of the apostle Peter which is as follows:
II Peter III (17) Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. (18) But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Sovereign and Saviour YAHshua Messiah. To Him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
Message # 21
Message # 20
Today is the thirtieth day of the twelfth month (3/25/01 on the Roman Calendar) of YAHWEH'S sacred calendar for HIS people. (All Gentiles who have become one in the great Assembly of YAHWEH through YAHshua the Messiah are included as HIS people!)
When the sun goes down today, the New Moon will become visible to the naked eye for a short time. Therefore, the beginning of the first day of the first month will begin the New Year for YAHWEH'S people at sunset tonight. (This is one day later than today's Jewish Calendar shows, because the Jewish people now calculate their calendar according to the transition of the moon instead of when the New Moon becomes visible to the naked eye as they obviously had to do in the days when YAHWEH told them when the first month of the year begins.)
It was during the month of *Abib, the time that there were young green ears of the annual barley crop that YAHWEH told HIS people Israel when the first month of the year was to begin. (Abib means young green ears of grain.)
*Strongs H24. 'abiyb, aw-beeb'; from an unused root (mean to be tender); green, i.e. a young ear of grain; hence the name of the month Abib or Nisan:--Abib, ear, green ears of corn.
*NASC H24. abib, [1b]; from an unused word; fresh, young ears, also Canaanite name for the first month of the Jewish calendar:-- Abib(6), ear(1), fresh heads(1), grain(1).
Exodus 12 2 (I) And YAHWEH spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, (2) This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you. … Exodus 13 (4) This day came ye out in the month Abib.
Be faithful and watch for the first sighting of the New Moon tonight! The New Moon sighting tonight is very important as it sets the beginning of months. Without knowing when the first month is we cannot keep the commanded Feast of YAHWEH during the first month or those that fall on the seventh month.
An update will be made to this article tonight when it is confirmed that the New Moon has indeed been cited.
UPDATE! We did not see the New Moon after sunset on the 25 as it was cloudy here. The only spottings that I got a report from were from New Mexico. If the 26th wasn't the 1st day of the 1st month then the 12th month had 31 days in it!
For the history of the Sabbath day and all of YAHWEH'S commanded Holy days you can click here and go down to the Book Section and click on "From YAHWEH'S Appointed Times and Customs to "Christianity's" Appointed Times and Customs."
Message # 19
Brethren, our Saviour
and Redeemer are One!
Isaiah 49 (26) And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I YAHWEH am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.
Joel 2 (32) And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the NAME of YAHWEH shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as YAHWEH hath said, and in the remnant whom YAHWEH shall call.
Acts 2 (21) And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of YAHWEH shall be saved. … (38) Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of YAHshua [YAH'S Salvation] Messiah for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (39) For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as YAHWEH our Elohim shall call.
Acts 4 (10) Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of YAHshua [YAH'S Salvation] Messiah of Nazareth, Whom ye crucified, Whom YAHWEH raised from the dead, even by Him doth this man stand here before you whole. (11) This is the Stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the Head of the Corner. (12) Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
John 10 (22) And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. (23) And YAHshua walked in the temple in Solomon's porch. (24) Then came the Jews round about Him, and said unto Him, How long dost Thou make us to doubt? If Thou be the Messiah, tell us plainly. (25) YAHshua answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in My FATHER'S name, they bear witness of Me. (26) But ye believe not, because ye are not of My sheep, as I said unto you. (27) My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me: (28) And I give unto them eternal Life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand. (29) My FATHER, which gave them Me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of My FATHER'S hand. (30) I and My FATHER are One. (31) Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. (32) YAHshua answered them, Many good works have I showed you from My FATHER; for which of those works do ye stone Me? (33) The Jews answered Him, saying, For a good work we stone Thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that Thou, being a man, makest Thyself Elohim. (34) YAHshua answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are elohim [Psa. 82:6]? (35) If HE called them elohim, unto whom the word of YAHWEH came, and the scripture cannot be broken; (36) Say ye of Him, Whom the FATHER hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of YAHWEH? (37) If I do not the works of My FATHER, believe Me not. (38) But if I do, though ye believe not Me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the FATHER is in Me, and I in HIM.
John 14 (6) YAHshua saith unto him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the FATHER, but by Me. (7) If ye had known Me, ye should have known My FATHER also: and from henceforth ye know HIM, and have seen HIM. (8) Philip saith unto Him, Sovereign, show us the FATHER, and it sufficeth us. (9) YAHshua saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known Me, Philip? He that hath seen Me hath seen the FATHER; and how sayest thou then, Show us the FATHER? (10) Believest thou not that I am in the FATHER, and the FATHER in Me?
Message # 18
Why is adultery and
homosexuality so prevalent?
The following scriptures tell us why that adultery and homosexuality is so prevalent in today's society. The penalty is death and rejection from the Kingdom of YAHWEH!
Romans 1 (18) For the wrath of YAHWEH is revealed from Heaven against all wickedness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; (19) Because that which may be known of YAHWEH is manifest in them; for YAHWEH hath showed it unto them. (20) For the invisible things of HIM from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even HIS eternal power and divinity so that they are without excuse: (21) Because that, when they knew YAHWEH, they glorified HIM not as YAHWEH, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. (22) Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, (23) And changed the glory of the uncorruptible El into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. (24) Wherefore YAHWEH also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: (26) For this cause YAHWEH gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: [woman and woman] (27) And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their *-1lust [Longing after] one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet [man having sex with man]. (28) And even as they did not like to retain YAHWEH in their knowledge, YAHWEH gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; (29) Being filled with all unrighteousness, *-2fornication [G4202-harlotry, adultery and incest], wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, (30) Backbiters, haters of YAHWEH, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, (31) Without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: (32) Who knowing the judgment of YAHWEH, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
*-1Strongs G 3715. orexis, or'-ex-is; from G3713; excitement of the mind, i.e. longing after:--lust
*-2Strongs G4202. porneia, por-ni'-ah; from G4203; harlotry (including adultery and incest); fig. idolatry:--fornication
I Corinthians 6 (9) Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the Kingdom of YAHWEH? Be not deceived: neither *-3fornicators [G4205-a prostitution], nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with *-4mankind [G733-a sodomite-homosexual including both Anal and oral sex], (10) Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the Kingdom of YAHWEH. (11) And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Sovereign YAHshua, and by the Spirit of our Elohim
*-3Strongs G4205. pornos, por'-nos; from pernemi (to sell; akin to the base of G4097); a (male) prostitute (as venal), i.e. (by anal.) a debauchee (libertine):--fornicator, whoremonger.
*-4Strongs G733. arsenokoites, ar-sen-ok-oy'-tace; from G730 and G2845; a sodomite:--abuser of (that defile) self with mankind.
A.H.D. sod·om·ite (s¼d"…-mºt") n. One who engages in sodomy.
A.H.D. sod·om·y (s¼d"…-m¶) n. 1. Anal copulation of one male with another. 2. Anal or oral copulation with a member of the opposite sex. 3. Copulation with an animal. [Middle English sodomie, from Old French, from Sodome, Sodom, from Latin Sodoma, from Greek, from Hebrew s’d½m.]
Message # 17
Brethren, let us understand
Matthew 17 (I) And after six days YAHshua taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart, (2) And was transfigured before them: and His face did shine as the sun, and His raiment was white as the light. (3) And, behold, there appeared [in vision] unto them Moses and Elias talking with Him. [Luke* 9:30-31 tells us what they were talking about-His death!] (4) Then answered Peter, and said unto YAHshua, Sovereign, it is good for us to be here: if Thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for Thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. (5) While He yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is MY beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased; hear ye Him. (6) And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. (7) And YAHshua came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. (8) And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save YAHshua only. (9) And as they came down from the mountain, YAHshua charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead. (10) And His disciples asked Him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come? (11) And YAHshua answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things. (12) But I say unto you, That Elijah is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. (13) Then the disciples understood that He spake unto them of John the Baptizer.
*Luke 9 (30) And, behold, there talked with Him two men, which were Moses and Elias: (31) Who appeared in glory, and spake of His decease which He should accomplish at Jerusalem.
In the vision, Moses and Elijah represent the exact same thing as the two witnesses of Revelation 11:3-12 and the two olive trees/two anointed ones of Zechariah 4:3-14 i.e. the Law and the Testimony of YAHWEH. Moses represented the Law of YAHWEH and Elijah represented the Testimony of YAHWEH.
The reason for the vision was that YAHWEH was showing Peter, James and John that YAHshua was indeed the Messiah Who was to die for the sins of HIS people as was prophesied by the sacrifices of the law and by the testimonies of HIS servants the prophets and that He is the one that you must listen to. In addition to that, YAHWEH confirmed the prophesy written in the second Psalm by declaring "This is MY beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased; hear ye Him."
Psalms 2 (I) Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? (2) The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against YAHWEH, and against HIS Anointed, saying, (3) Let us break Their bands asunder, and cast away Their cords from us. (4) HE that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: my Sovereign [YAHWEH] shall have them in derision. (5) Then shall HE speak unto them in HIS wrath, and vex them in HIS sore displeasure. (6) Yet have I set MY King upon MY holy hill of Zion. (7) I will declare the decree: YAHWEH hath said unto Me, Thou art MY Son; this day have I begotten Thee. (8) Ask of ME, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for Thy possession. (9)Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. (10) Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. (11) Serve YAHWEH with fear, and rejoice with trembling. (12) Kiss [be fastened or joined to] the Son, lest He be angry, and ye perish from the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him.
Message # 16
Brethren, let us freely enter by the
John 10 (7) Then said YAHshua unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the Door of the Sheep. (8) All that ever came before Me are thieves and robbers: but the Sheep did not hear them. (9) I am the Door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. (10) The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (11) I am the good Shepherd: the good Shepherd giveth His life for the sheep. (12) But he that is a hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. (13) The hireling fleeth, because he is a hireling, and careth not for the sheep. (14) I am the good Shepherd, and know My Sheep, and am known of Mine. (15) As the FATHER knoweth Me, even so know I the FATHER: and I lay down My life for the Sheep. (16) And other Sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear My voice; and there shall be one fold, and one Shepherd. (17) Therefore doth My FATHER love Me, because I lay down My life, that I might take it again. (18) No man taketh it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of My FATHER.
Hebrews 13 (20) Now the Elohim of peace, that brought again from the dead our Sovereign YAHshua, that great Shepherd of the Sheep, through the blood of the everlasting Covenant, (21) Make you perfect in every good work to do HIS will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in HIS sight, through YAHshua Messiah; to Whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
I Peter 2 (21) For even hereunto were ye called: because Messiah also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps: (22) Who did no sin, neither was guile found in His mouth [Isa. 53:9]: (23) Who, when He was reviled, reviled not again; when He suffered, He threatened not; but committed Himself to Him that judgeth righteously: (24) Who His Own Self bare our sins [Isa. 53:4, 12] in His Own body on the tree [Deu. 21:22-23], that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed [Isa. 53:5]. (25) For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls [lives].
Message # 15
Brethren, let us put on the
Ephesians 6 (10) Finally, my brethren, be strong in YAHWEH, and in the power of HIS might. (11) Put on the whole armour of YAHWEH, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (12) For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (13) Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of YAHWEH, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. (14) Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; (15) And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; (16) Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. (17) And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of YAHWEH: (18) Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
(Message # 14)
Brethren, do you see a connection here?
#1 How marvelous is YAHWEH’S Spirit of wisdom .................. with which HE created all things!
#2 How marvelous is YAHWEH’S Spirit of understanding ....... with which HE created all things!
#3 How marvelous is YAHWEH’S Spirit of counsel .................. with which HE created all things!
#4 How marvelous is YAHWEH’S Spirit of might ..................... with which HE created all things!
#5 How marvelous is YAHWEH’S Spirit of knowledge ............. with which HE created all things!
#6 How marvelous is YAHWEH’S Spirit of reverence .............. with which HE created all things!
#7 How marvelous is YAHWEH’S Spirit of righteousness judgment with which HE created all things!
Isaiah (1) And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: (2) And the Spirit of YAHWEH shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear [properly translated as "REVERENCE"] of YAHWEH; (3) And shall make Him of quick understanding in the fear of YAHWEH: and He shall not judge after the sight of His eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of His ears: (4) But with righteousness shall He judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and He shall smite the earth with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips shall He slay the wicked.
Zec.. 3 (8) Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth MY Servant the Branch. (9) For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith YAHWEH of Hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.
Zec. 4 (1) And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, (2) And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick [menorah] all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof: (3) And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.
Zec. (6) Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is The Word of YAHWEH unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by [human] might, nor by [human] power, but by MY Spirit, saith YAHWEH of hosts.
Rev. 4 (5) And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of YAHWEH.
Rev. 5 (6) And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of YAHWEH sent forth into all the earth.
Isa. 61 (1) The Spirit of My Sovereign YAHWEH is upon Me; because YAHWEH hath anointed Me to preach good tidings unto the meek; HE hath sent Me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; (2) To proclaim the acceptable year of YAHWEH, and the day of vengeance of our Elohim; to comfort all that mourn;
Luke 4 (18) The Spirit of My Sovereign YAHWEH, is upon Me, because HE hath anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, (19) To preach the acceptable year of YAHWEH. (20) And He closed the book, and He gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on Him. (21) And He began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
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Message # 13
Brethren, let us beware lest we get
Galatians(19) Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, (20) Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, (21) Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of YAHWEH.
When we direct all our energies to the satisfying of the flesh, even withYAHWEH approved pleasures that are done in excess, we do not have time for YAHWEH. We are then living our lives for our own pleasures instead of living for YAHWEH. That would be in violation of this commandment:
Deuteronomy 6:5 And thou shalt loveYAHWEH thy Elohim with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
Deuteronomy 10(12) And now, Israel, what doth YAHWEH thy Elohim require of thee, but to fear [reverence] YAHWEH thy Elohim, to walk in all HIS ways, and to love HIM, and to serve YAHWEH thy Elohim with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
Mark 12 (30) And thou shalt love YAHWEH thy Elohim with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
Message # 12
YAHshuaand His Apostles
Matthew 5 (I) And seeing the multitudes, He [YAHshua] went up into a mountain: and when He was set, His disciples came unto Him: (2) And He opened His mouth, and taught them, saying, (3) BLESSED are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. (4) BLESSED are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. (5) BLESSED are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. [Psa. 37:11] (6) BLESSED are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. (7) BLESSED are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. (8) BLESSED are the pure in heart: for they shall see YAHWEH. (9) BLESSED are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of YAHWEH. (10) BLESSED are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. (11) BLESSED are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake. (12) Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in Heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
James 1 (12) BLESSED is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the Crown of Life, which YAHWEH hath promised to them that love HIM. ... (25) But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be BLESSED in his deed.
Revelation 19 (9) And he saith unto me, Write, BLESSED are they which are called unto the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of YAHWEH.
Revelation 22 (14) BLESSED are they that do HIS Commandments, that they may have right to the Tree of Life, and may enter in through the gates into the City [the New Jerusalem]. (15) For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
Message # 11
David knew thatYAHshua our Saviour
Psalm 21 (I) To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The King shall joy in THY strength, O YAHWEH; and in THY salvation how greatly shall He rejoice! (2) THOU hast given Him His heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of His lips. Selah. (3) For THOU preventest [preceded] Him with the blessings of goodness: THOU settest a crown of pure gold on His head. (4) He asked life of Thee, and THOU gavest it Him, even length of days for ever and ever. (5) His glory is great in THY salvation ["YAHshua" means "YAH Saves" or "YAHWEH'S Salvation"]: honour and majesty hast THOU laid upon Him. (6) For THOU hast made Him most blessed for ever: THOU hast made Him exceeding glad with THY countenance. (7) For the King trusteth in YAHWEH, and through the mercy of the Most High He shall not be moved. (8) THINE hand shall find out all THINE enemies: THY right hand shall find out those that hate Thee. (9) THOU shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of THINE anger: YAHWEH shall swallow them up in HIS wrath, and the fire shall devour them. (10) Their fruit shalt THOU destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men. (11) For they intended evil against THEE: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform. (12) Therefore shalt THOU make them turn their back, when THOU shalt make ready THINE arrows upon THY strings against the face of them. (13) Be THOU exalted, YAHWEH, in THINE own strength: so will we sing and praise THY power.
Message # 10
Let us continue to partake of
the Fountain of Living Waters
Jeremiah 2 (13) For MY people have committed two evils; they have forsaken ME [YAHWEH] the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
Jeremiah 17 (13) O YAHWEH, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from ME shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken YAHWEH, the fountain of living waters.
Zechariah 14 (8) And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.
HalleluYAH! It is through YAHshua, that we can receive the living waters (YAHWEH’S Holy Spirit).
John 4 (10) YAHshua answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of YAHWEH, and Who it is that saith to thee, Give Me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of Him, and He would have given thee living water. (11) The woman saith unto Him, Sir, Thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast Thou that living water? (12) Art Thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? (13) YAHshua answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: (14) But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
John 7 (37) In the last day, that great day of the feast, YAHshua stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink. (38) He that believeth on Me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (39) (But this spake He of the Spirit, which they that believe on Him should receive: for the Holy Spirit was not yet given; because that YAHshua was not yet glorified.)
Acts 2 (38) Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of YAHshua Messiah for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (39) For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as YAHWEH our Elohim shall call.
Acts 4 (10) Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of YAHshua Messiah of Nazareth, Whom ye crucified, Whom YAHWEH raised from the dead, even by Him doth this man stand here before you whole. (11) This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the Head of the corner. (12) Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under Heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.
When we err, dearBrethren,
PSALMS 51 (I) To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy upon me, O [YAHWEH] Elohim, according to THY loving kindness: according unto the multitude of THY tender mercies blot out my transgressions. (2) Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. (3) For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. (4) Against THEE, THEE only, have I sinned, and done this evil in THY sight: that THOU mightest be justified when THOU speakest, and be clear when THOU judgest. (5) Behold, I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. (6) Behold, THOU desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part THOU shalt make me to know wisdom. (7) Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. (8) Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which THOU hast broken may rejoice. (9) Hide THY face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. (10) Create in me a clean heart, O [YAHWEH] Elohim; and renew a right spirit within me. (11) Cast me not away from THY presence; and take not THY Holy Spirit from me. (12) Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with THY free spirit. (13) Then will I teach transgressors THY ways; and sinners shall be converted unto THEE. (14) Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O [YAHWEH] Elohim, THOU Elohim of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of THY righteousness. (15) O my SOVEREIGN [YAHWEH], open THOU my lips; and my mouth shall show forth THY praise. (16) For THOU desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: THOU delightest not in burnt offering. (17) The sacrifices of [YAHWEH] Elohim are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O [YAHWEH] Elohim, THOU wilt not despise. (18) Do good in THY good pleasure unto Zion: build THOU the walls of Yerushalayim. (19) Then shalt THOU be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon THINE altar.
Message # 8
Brethren, let us reject the heresy
of going to Heaven when we die.
I Corinthians 15 (20) But now is Messiah risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. (21) For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. (22) For as in Adam all die, even so in Messiah shall all be made alive. (23) But every man in his own order: Messiah the firstfruits; afterward they that are Messiah's at His coming. … (51) Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, (52) In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (53) For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. (54) So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. (55) O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory [Isa. 25:8; Hos. 13:14]?
I Thessalonians 4 (13) But I would not have you to be ignorant, Brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. (14) For if we believe that YAHshua died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in YAHshua will YAHWEH bring with Him. (15) For this we say unto you by the word of YAHWEH, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Sovereign shall not prevent [precede] them which are asleep. (16) For the Sovereign Himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of YAHWEH: and the dead in Messiah shall rise first: (17) Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Sovereign in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Sovereign. (18) Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
Message # 7
A Special Message
Especially at this time of the year, many people think that it is all right to worship with pagan (Gentile) customs and festivals as long as they direct their worship to YAHWEH instead of the pagan gods, BUT---YAHWEH SAYS through the Mouths of Moses and Jeremiah:
Deu. 12 (29) When YAHWEH thy Elohim shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land; (30) Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that THOU INQUIRE NOT AFTER THEIR ELOHIM, SAYING, HOW DID THESE NATIONS SERVE THEIR ELOHIM? EVEN SO WILL I DO LIKEWISE. (31) THOU SHALT NOT DO SO UNTO YAHWEH THY ELOHIM: for every abomination to YAHWEH, which HE hateth, have they done unto their elohim; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their elohim. (32) What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: THOU SHALT NOT ADD THERETO, NOR DIMINISH FROM IT.
Jer. 10 (1) Hear ye the word which YAHWEH speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: (2) Thus saith YAHWEH, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. (3) For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the ax. (4) They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. (5) They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.
The last sentence in the above quotation does not mean that there is neither harm or nor good in having them. It means that the pagan's wooden idols have no life, and they have no power of their own to do good or to do harm to anyone. The description of the wooden idol that Jeremiah was describing is also a perfect description of modern day "Christianity's" Christmas tree. The "christianized" Christmas tree that has been adopted from the pagan custom of using evergreens in their idolatrous Winter Solstice season is just as lifeless and it is just as abominable to YAHWEH as the pagan's wooden idol! Therefore before one chooses to use elements of pagan worship in the worship of YAHWEH, one would be wise to carefully consider the following quotation.
Deu. 4 (1) Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which YAHWEH, Elohim of your fathers giveth you. (2) Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of YAHWEH your Elohim which I command you.
A similar warning is found in the last chapter of YAHWEH'S word.
Revelation 22 (18) For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, YAHWEH shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: (19) And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, YAHWEH shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
(For more understanding on the this subject, read the article "Xmas Customs" on this web site.)
Message # 6
Let us not be barren nor
unfruitful in the knowledge of
II Peter 1 (5) And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; (6) And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience piousness; (7) And to piousness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. (8) For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Sovereign YAHshua Messiah.
Message # 5
Let us Strive to be Filled with
the Knowledge of
Colossians 1 (9) For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of HIS will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; (10) That ye might walk worthy of the Sovereign unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of YAHWEH; (11) Strengthened with all might, according to HIS glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; (12) Giving thanks unto the FATHER, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the Saints in light: (13) WHO hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of HIS dear Son: (14) In Whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins: (15) Who is the image of the invisible YAHWEH, the firstborn of every creature: (16) For by Him were all things created, that are in Heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him: (17) And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist. (18) And He is the Head of the body, the Assembly: Who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things He might have the preeminence.
Message # 4
Let us be Separate from the World.
II Corinthians 6 (14) Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? (15) And what concord hath Messiah with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel [un-believer]? (16) And what agreement hath the temple of YAHWEH with idols? For ye are the temple of the living Elohim; as YAHWEH hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their Elohim, and they shall be MY people [Exo 25:8; 29:45; Lev 26:12; Jer 31:1; Ezek. 37:27]. (17) Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith YAHWEH, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, (18) And will be a FATHER unto you, and ye shall be MY Sons and Daughters, saith YAHWEH Almighty.
Message # 3
Let us Walk as ourSovereign Walked.
I Peter 2 (11) Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; (12) Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify YAHWEH in the day of visitation. (13) Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Sovereign's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; (14) Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by HIM for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. (15) For so is the Will of YAHWEH, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: (16) As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of YAHWEH. (17) Honour all men. Love the Brotherhood. Fear YAHWEH. Honour the king. (18) Servants, be subject to your rulers with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward. (19) For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward YAHWEH endure grief, suffering wrongfully. (20) For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? But if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with YAHWEH. (21) For even hereunto were ye called: because Messiah also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps: (22) Who did no sin, neither was guile found in His mouth [Isa. 53:9]: (23) Who, when He was reviled, reviled not again; when He suffered, He threatened not; but committed Himself to HIM that judgeth righteously: (24) Who His Own Self bare our sins [Isa. 53:4, 12] in His Own body on the tree [Deu. 21:22-23], that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed [Isa. 53:5]. (25) For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
Message # 2
If We Sin We Have an Advocate.
I John 2 (I) My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an Advocate with the FATHER, YAHshua Messiah the Righteous: (2) And He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (3) And hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep HIS Commandments. (4) He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not HIS Commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. (5) But whoso keepeth HIS word, in him verily is the love of YAHWEH perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him. (6) He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked.
Message # 1
Remember WhoYou are in Messiah!
I Peter 2 (1) Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, (2) As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: (3) If so be ye have tasted that the Sovereign is gracious. (4) To Whom coming, as unto a Living Stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of YAHWEH, and precious, (5) Ye also, as Lively Stones, are built up a Spiritual House, a Holy Priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to YAHWEH by YAHshua Messiah. (6) Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a Chief Corner Stone, Elect, precious: and he that believeth on Him shall not be confounded [Isa. 28:16]. (7) Unto you therefore which believe He is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the Stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the Head of the Corner [Psa. 118:22], (8) And a Stone of stumbling, and a Rock of offence , even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. (9) But ye are a Chosen Generation [Deu. 7:6, 10:15; Isa. 43:20], a Royal Priesthood [Exo. 19:6; Isa. 61:6], a Holy Nation [Exo. 19:6], a Peculiar [unique] People [Exo. 19:5]; that ye should show forth the praises of HIM WHO hath called you [Isa. 43:21] out of darkness into HIS marvellous light:
COMMENT: According to the above scripture, the Assemblies under the Apostles' guidance were not divided into a priesthood and a laity. Each Assembly was part of the Royal Priesthood! HalleluYAH!
(Beginning the week of 8/22/?? of YAHWEH'S sacred calendar (11/19/00 of the secular calendar), a new message will be added weekly.)