One in Messiah Congregation ÷ÌÈäÈì àÆçÈã áÌÀîÌÈùÑÄéçÇ
part of the Congregation of Israel - òÂãÇú éÄùÒÀøÈàÅì
The Gregorian calendar (Pope Gregory) - April 25, 2009
God has His own calendar
We are now in a New Year, a New Beginning
ðÄéñÈï - Nisan 29 / äÈàÈáÄéá - ha Aviv
Esth. 3  In the first month, that is, the month Nisan - áÌÇçÉãÆùÑ äÈøÄàùÑåÉï, äåÌàÎçÉãÆùÑ ðÄéñÈï
Exod. 12  This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.
äÇçÉãÆùÑ äÇæÌÆä ìÈëÆí, øÉàùÑ çÃãÈùÑÄéí: øÄàùÑåÉï äåÌà ìÈëÆí, ìÀçÈãÀùÑÅé äÇùÌÑÈðÈä
Exod. 13  This day came ye out in the month (ha) Abib. äÇéÌåÉí, àÇúÌÆí éÉöÀàÄéí , áÌÀçÉãÆùÑ, äÈàÈáÄéá
50 days - Feast of Weeks / Pentecost is coming
Acts 2  And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
Acts 20  For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.
1 Cor. 16  But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.
Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, Feast of Weeks - Pentecost in the gospels and letters
Yeshua, the apostles and Saul /Paul, all observed these holy days
go to: http://oneinmessiah.net/SpringFeastsInGospelsLetters.htm
We are counting the "weeks" not omers
An "omer" is a "sheaf" of barley - òîø omer - A dry measure of 1/10 ephah (about 2 liters)
This is the second Sabbath of the seven Sabbaths we were told to count.
Lev.23  And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete:  Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD.
2nd Month of God - Ziv - April 27th - The 1st day of Ziv will start on the evening of April 26th
3rd Month of God - Sivan - May 26th the 1st day of Sivan will start the evening May 25th
In the 3rd month, Sivan is the Feast of Weeks - May 31 (Sabbath) (Sunday) it will start the evening of May 30th
(2 Sabbaths in a row)
The New moon 3% - Rosh Chodesh - 2nd Month of God - Zif / Ziv - April 27th
The 1st day of Ziv will start on the evening of April 26th
We will be at the congregation and online to blow the trumpet and read, Lord willing.
1 Kgs. 6  And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the LORD.
æÄå - ziv - brightness, (figuratively) the month of flowers
Shadows of "things to come"
Colossians 2:16: Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday , or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
17: Which are a shadow of "things to come" (future tense); but the body is of Messiah / Christ.
judge - ρινω - krino: to try to condemn, to separate, put asunder, to pick out, to be of opinion, judge, to pronounce an opinion concerning right and wrong, to contend, to dispute.
holyday - ορτη heorte - heh-or-tay - a festival: - feast, holyday.
new moon - νουμηνία - noumēnia - noo-may-nee'-ah - the festival of new moon
shadow - κια - skia : shadow, an image cast by an object and representing the form of that object, a sketch, outline
Now let's go over the Sabbath topic today briefly
We read from law and the prophets every Sabbath
like they did in the Book of Acts
60 times in the Gospels and letters it uses the word Sabbath!
The Sabbath is the "4th" commandment, part of the covenant of God
Sabbath is the "7th" day, a holy convocation
Lev. 23  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.
 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.
What is a Holy Convocation?
î÷øà miqra: convocation, convoking, reading, a calling together, sacred assembly, something called out, that is, a public meeting (the act, the persons, or the place); also a rehearsal
÷ãùÑ kodesh: a sacred place or thing; consecrated, dedicated, hallowed, holiness, saint, sanctuary, apartness, sacredness, separateness, apartness, sacredness, holiness
Let's see what Yeshua and the Apostles did:
Acts. 13  Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departing from them returned to Jerusalem.
 But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down.
 And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.
Acts 15  For Moses of
old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
Luke 4  And he, Yeshua / Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias.
Acts 13:  For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.
Acts 13  And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath.
 And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.
Luke. 23  And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.
In the future - Yeshua / Jesus said in Matt.24  But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
Today's topic: a "7 week" journey to meet God
How are you behaving these 50 days? (Spiritually)
From slaves in Egypt to the people of God
The giving of the Law (10 commandments) and the giving of the Holy Spirit
 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in
her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.
 And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
 So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.
right after triumphing gloriously:
 And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah.
 And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?
 And they took their journey from Elim, and all the
congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which
is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their
departing out of the land of Egypt.
 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:
 And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt,
when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye
have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with
 Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.
 And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they
shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they
 And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel, At even, then ye shall know that the LORD hath brought you out from the land of Egypt:
 And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the LORD ëÌÀáåÉã éÀäåÈä ; for that he heareth your murmurings against the LORD: and what are we, that ye murmur against us?
 And Moses said, This shall be, when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the LORD heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against him: and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD.
 And Moses spake unto Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, Come near before the LORD: for he hath heard your murmurings.
 And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.
 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
 I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God.
Exod. 17  And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, Wherefore is this that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?
1 Cor. 10
 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant,
how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Messiah /Christ.
 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
 And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?
 We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely;
the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick:
 But our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes.
back to 1 Cor. 10
 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the
mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him,
Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that
brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
 And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me.
 And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron.
 And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
 And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the LORD.
 And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.
back to 1 Cor. 10
 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
 Neither let us tempt Messiah / Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
Num. 21  And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
back to 1 Cor. 10
 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
 And when the people complained,
it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger was
kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were
in the uttermost parts of the camp.
 And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was kindled against the people, and the LORD smote the people with a very great plague.
back to 1 Cor. 10
 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed
lest he fall.
 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.
Phil. 2  Do
all things without murmurings and disputings:
 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without
rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as
lights in the world;
Exod. 18 instruction and help from Jethro éÄúÀøåÉ for Moses îÉùÑÆä
Time to meet God, are you ready?
 In the third month (Sivan), when the children of Israel were gone forth
out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai.
 For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel camped before the mount.
 And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel;
 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.
 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.
 And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him.
 And all the people answered together, and said, All that the LORD hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LORD.
 And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto the LORD.
 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes,
 And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.
 And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death:
 There shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount.
 And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes.
 And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives.
 And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.
 And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount.
 And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.
 And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.
 And the LORD came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the LORD called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.
 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto the LORD to gaze, and many of them perish.
 And let the priests also, which come near to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the LORD break forth upon them.
 And Moses said unto the LORD, The people cannot come up to mount Sinai: for thou chargedst us, saying, Set bounds about the mount, and sanctify it.
 And the LORD said unto him, Away, get thee down, and thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: but let not the priests and the people break through to come up unto the LORD, lest he break forth upon them.
 So Moses went down unto the people, and spake unto them.
The 10 Commandments
 And God spake all these words, saying,
 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
 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:
 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: 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:
 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
 Thou shalt not kill.
 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
 Thou shalt not steal.
 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
 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.
Ready to meet God?
50 days - Feast of Weeks / Pentecost is coming
Shabbat Shalom All