One in Messiah Congregation

  קָּהָל אֶחָד בְּמָּשִׁיחַ


A part of the Congregation of Israel

עֲדַת יִשְׂרָאֵל


 27 S. Maple Street, Hohenwald, Tn. 38462

 Phone – 615 712-3931 - or 615 591-9820



  Shabbat Shalom

 שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם


  Let’s pray


Today we use the Gregorian calendar from Pope Gregory; from the 1500’s


Today is December 23, 2017 - in the 21 Century


December - the tenth month - now it is the 12th month

Middle English decembre
Old French
december "tenth month"
decem "ten" + -ber (adj. suffix)

December had 30 days, until Numa when it had 29 days, until Julius when it became 31 days long.


We acknowledge God’s calendar

We are now in the 10th month of God, called – Teveth, 4th day

Esth.2 [16] So Esther was taken unto king Ahasuerus into his house royal in the tenth month, which is the month Tebeth,  טֵבֵת  in the seventh year of his reign.


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The Winter Solstice was Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 10:28am CDT in the Northern Hemisphere and June 20 or 21 in the Southern.

We are officially in the winter season


Tis the season to do all the made-up holidays or not”

Once Upon A Time, Christmas Was Banned, outlawed in 1659 in America

Go watch the History channel’s “Christmas unwrapped program”

It was at this link above, if not look it up on Google

Then Pope Gregory’s New Year 2018


Some X mass cheer or not:

SAN FRANCISCO - FBI:  Officials have stopped a man who they say was plotting a terror attack in San Francisco over the holidays. The 26-year-old reportedly stated that "Christmas was the perfect day" for a terror attack in San Francisco and "did not need an escape plan because he was ready to die."

The NYPD had already announced it was stepping up security around churches for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

YORK – The elderly woman, the second defendant in a case where she and her 80-year-old husband were allegedly transporting $336,000 worth of marijuana they said was intended as Christmas gifts, has not been jailed.

Hundreds of Muslims Storm Coptic Church in Egypt...

Smash Contents, Assault Christians...

‘Our kids were just so ungrateful’: Why some families are boycotting presents this year


Terror Attack in Pennsylvania State Capital? Pennsylvania man targets police officers in string of shootings; one injured, suspect killed


Today’s Topic:

What is a possible time Yeshua the Messiah may have been born?

 Remember, this is not a fact

Here are some scriptures to consider as a possibility of Yeshua’s birth.

While much of the world celebrates the birth of Yeshua the Messiah - Jesus the Christ on the 25th of December, which is wrong, can the actual day of Yeshua's birth be determined from scripture? Not really

Some people say spring, some say winter

Let’s explore one possibility:

The first passage we will consider begins with the father of John the Baptist, Zacharias:

Luke 1:5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.

Luke 1:8 And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course, ... [9] According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of Yehovah.

Luke 1:23 And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house.
Luke 1:24 And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived,

The clue given to us here is that Zacharias was of the "course" of Abia.

The 24 Courses of the Temple Priesthood

King David on God's instructions divided the sons of Aaron into 24 groups to setup a schedule by which the Temple of Yehovah could be staffed with priests all year round in an orderly manner. After the 24 groups of priests were established, lots were drawn to determine the sequence in which each group would serve in the Temple.

1 Chr.23
:[6] And David divided them into courses among the sons of Levi, namely, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

That sequence is as follows: 1 Chr. 24:1-6 - the divisions of the sons of Aaron.

1 Chr. 24: 7-19

1 Chr 24:7

1. Jehoiarib

2. Jedaiah

1 Chr 24:8

3. Harim

4. Seorim

1 Chr 24:9

5. Malchijah

6. Mijamin

1 Chr 24:10

7. Hakkoz

8. Abijah

1 Chr 24:11

9. Jeshuah

10. Shecaniah

1 Chr 24:12

11. Eliashib

12. Jakim

1 Chr 24:13

13. Huppah

14. Jeshebeab

1 Chr 24:14

15. Bilgah

16. Immer

1 Chr 24:15

17. Hezir

18. Aphses

1 Chr 24:16

19. Pethahiah

20. Jehezekel

1 Chr 24:17

21. Jachim

22. Gamul

1 Chr 24:18

23. Delaiah

24. Maaziah

1 Chr 24:19 These were the orderings of them in their service to come into the house of Yehovah, according to their manner, under Aaron their father, as Yehovah God of Israel had commanded him.

Now each one of the 24 "courses" of priests would begin and end their service in the Temple on the Sabbath, a tour of duty being for one week.

2 Chr. 23:[8] So the Levites and all Judah did according to all things that Jehoiada the priest had commanded, and took every man his men that were to come in on the sabbath, with them that were to go out on the Sabbath: for Jehoiada the priest dismissed not the courses.

On three occasions during the year, all the men of Israel were required to travel to Jerusalem for feasts of Yehovah, so on those occasions all the priests would be needed in the Temple to accommodate the crowds. Those three feasts were Unleavened Bread, Feast of Weeks, and Tabernacles

Deut 16:[16] Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before Yehovah thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before Yehovah empty:[17] Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of Yehovah thy God which he hath given thee.

The Yearly Cycle of Service in the Temple

God's calendar begins in the spring, during the month of ha Aviv / Nisan, so the first "course" of priests, would be that of the family of Jehoiarib, who would serve for seven days.

The second week would then be the responsibility of the family of Jedaiah. The third week would be the feast of Unleavened Bread, and all priests would be present for service.

Then the schedule would resume with the third course of priests, the family of Harim. By this plan, when the 24th course was completed, the general cycle of courses would repeat.

This schedule would cover 51 weeks or 357 days, enough for the lunar calendar (about 354 days).

So, in a period of a year, each group of priests would serve in the Temple twice on their scheduled course, in addition to the 3 major feasts, for a total of about five weeks of duty.

The Conception of John the Baptist

Now back to Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist.

Luke 1:23 And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house.

Luke 1:24 And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived

Beginning with the first month, ha  Aviv / Nisan, in the spring (March-April), the schedule of the priest's courses would result with Zacharias serving during the 10th week of the year. This is because he was a member of the course of Abia (Abijah), the 8th course, and both the Feast of Unleavened Bread (15-21 ha Aviv / Nisan) and Pentecost (6 Sivan) would have occurred before his scheduled duty. This places Zacharias' administration in the Temple as beginning on the second Sabbath of the third month, Sivan (May-June).



1st Month

2nd Month

3rd Month


Ha Aviv - Nisan
(March - April)

(April - May)

(May - June)


Jehoiarib (1)

Seorim (4)

All Priests
(Feast of Weeks)


Jedaiah (2)

Malchijah (5)

Abijah (8)


All Priests
(Feast of Unleavened Bread)

Mijamin (6)

Jeshuah (9)


Harim (3)

Hakkoz (7)

Shecaniah (10)

Having completed his Temple service on the third Sabbath of Sivan, Zacharias returned home and soon conceived his son John. So John the Baptist was probably conceived shortly after the third Sabbath of the month of Sivan.

The Conception of Yeshua

Now the reason that the information about John is important is because according to Luke, Yeshua was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the sixth month of Elisabeth's pregnancy:

Luke 1:24 And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months,

Luke 1:26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,

Note that verse 26 above refers to the sixth month of Elisabeth's pregnancy, not Elul, the sixth month of the Hebrew calendar, and this is made plain by the context of verse 24 and again in verse 36:

Luke 1:36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.

Now working from the information about John's conception late in the third month, Sivan, and advancing six months, we arrive late in the 9th month of Kislev (Nov-Dec) for the time frame for the conception of Yeshua.

The Birth of John the Baptist

Based on a conception shortly after the third Sabbath of the month of Sivan, projecting forward an average term of about 10 lunar months (40 weeks), we arrive in the month of ha Aviv / Nisan. It would appear that John the Baptist may have been born in the middle of the month, which would coincide with Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

So then, the Feast of Unleavened Bread begins on the 15th day of the 1st month, Aviv / Nisan, and this is a likely date for the birth of John the Baptist.

The Birth of Yeshua the Messiah

Since Yeshua /Jesus was conceived six months after John the Baptist, and we have established a likely date for John's birth, we need only move six months farther down the calendar to arrive at a likely date for the birth of Yeshua, from the 15th day of the 1st. month, ha Aviv / Nisan, we go to the 15th day of the 7th month, ha Ethanim.

What do we find on that date? It is the feast of Tabernacles! The 15th day of ha Ethanim begins the third and last feast of the year to which all the men of Israel were to gather in Jerusalem for Temple services.

Lev 23:34[34] Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto Yehovah.

Immanuel -  God with us

Isa 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Immanuel means "God with us". The Son of God had come to dwell with, or tabernacle on earth with His people.

Matt.1 [23] Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.


The Feast of Tabernacles is for 7 days and an eight day is added - Lev 23:

[34] Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto Yehovah.
[35] On the first day shall be
an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
[36] Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto
Yehovah: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto Yehovah: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.

[39] Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto Yehovah seven days: on the first day shall be a Sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a Sabbath.
[40] And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before
Yehovah your God seven days.
[41] And ye shall keep it a feast unto
Yehovah seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month.
[42] Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths:[43] That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am
Yehovah your God.

Eight days? One thought is  - It may be because an Hebrew infant was dedicated to God by performing circumcision on the eighth day after birth?

Luke 2:21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Yeshua, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

So the infant Yeshua would have been circumcised on the eighth and last day of the Feast of Tabernacles, a Sabbath day. The last great day of the feast of Tabernacles is called Shemini Atzeret.

In Conclusion:

If you have followed the above reasoning, based on the scriptural evidence, a case can seemingly be made that Yeshua the Messiah was born on the 15th day of the month of ha Ethanim, on the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles, which corresponds to the September - October timeframe of our present calendar.



Begins the
New moon of

John the Baptist


1. ha Aviv / Nisan


Birth of John
15 ha Aviv / Nisan


2. Zif




3. Sivan


Conception of John
after 3rd Sabbath


4. no name




5. no name




6. Elul




7. ha Ethanim



Birth of Jesus
15 ha

8. Bul




9. Chisleu / Chislev



Wrong conception of Yeshua
25 Kislev?

10. Tebeth / Tevet



11. Shebat / Shevat



12. Adar




Tabernacles Future Fulfillment

It is also interesting to note that Tabernacles was a feast on the ingathering of the Harvest

Exod.23 [16] And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.

Exod.34 [22] And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year's end.

If Yeshua's first coming was on the 15th of ha Ethanim, the first day of Tabernacles, then it is quite reasonable to presume that the harvest of this earth, the ingathering of the second coming of Yeshua the Messiah, will also occur on precisely the same date.

One problem with this possibility above is the verses below; they do not say it was a feast:

Luke 2

[1] And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
[2] (And this taxing was first made when
Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
[3] And all went to be
taxed, every one into his own city.
[4] And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of
[5] To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

[6] And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

[7] And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. (Some say it was because of the feast, this is implied)

[8] And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

Shepherds always watch over their flock – spring or winter etc…

[9] And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
[10] And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
[11] For unto you
is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
[12] And this shall be a sign unto you;
Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
[13] And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying
[14] Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
[15] And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
[16] And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
[17] And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
[18] And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
[19] But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
[20] And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
[21] And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called
Yeshua, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

However, we do see from the verses above, all the manger scenes are wrong, it was the shepherds with the baby Yeshua, not the 3 wise men. Also it never says “3” wise men in scripture, oh well….

Simply put, scripture is not clear on this topic and to point to a date as fact, would be a lie.

Here is some Catholic info:

The name 'Christmas' comes from the Mass of Christ (or Jesus). Catholic - A Mass service (which is sometimes called Communion or Eucharist) the 'Christ-Mass' service was the only one that was allowed to take place after sunset (and before sunrise the next day), so people had it at Midnight. So we get the name Christ-Mass.

The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was possibility 336AD, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine (he was the first pseudo Christian Roman Emperor).

A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on the 25th December – Catholic connection

Many Orthodox and Coptic Churches still use the Julian calendar and so celebrate Christmas on the 7th January (known as little Christmas) - which is when December 25th would have been on the Julian calendar.


This is only a thought on this subject. No one knows for sure…

The thoughts above are presented as a possibility of the birth of Messiah Yeshua, not a fact.

Again, no one knows exactly.

One thing we do know for sure it is not Dec. 25.  J



Tis’ the season to be pagan

Beware of the "false image" of love


 Beware of "false feelings and emotions"


These pagan feasts bring on false loneliness, depression, suicide and oh yes, debt.


X mass is coming again

Once upon a time, X mass was banned in 1659 in America


In closing: Be safe

  Shabbat Shalom

 שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם

I will explain the Sabbath again quickly, if needed.


The Sabbath is not "a service" for an hour and a half, but the Sabbath is a "whole 24 hr. day" to the God of Israel, the 4th Commandment.


The Sabbath is not every day

Scriptures says: Exod.20 [10] But the seventh day is the sabbath of Yehovah 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:

[11] For in six days Yehovah made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore Yehovah blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.


 The word Sabbath is "60 times" in the Gospels and letters


 Question: S0 why are we here today?


Answer: We were told to remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy


The Sabbath is the 4th Commandment and part of the “covenant” given to us at Mount Sinai in the 3rd month, Sivan


Ex. 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 Yehovah 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:

[11] For in six days Yehovah made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore Yehovah blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.


Lev. 23 [1] And Yehovah spake unto Moses, saying,[2] Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them,

Concerning the feasts of Yehovah, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.

[3] 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 Yehovah in all your dwellings.


Within your gates - in all your dwellings


Unto this day, some people are still breaking the 4th commandment each week by not keeping the Sabbath as it is described above.


I shall again define a few words for you:


זכר zâkar - zaw-kar' - A primitive root; properly to mark (so as to be recognized), that is, to remember; by implication to mention; make mention of, be mindful, recount, record (-er), remember, make to be remembered, bring (call, come, keep, put) to (in) remembrance, still, think on, well.


Holy Convocation

מקרא  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

קדשׁ  kodesh: a sacred place or thing; consecrated, dedicated, hallowed, holiness, saint, sanctuary, apartness, sacredness, separateness, apartness, sacredness, holiness


No Servile work - melakat avodah   מְלֶאכֶת עֲבֹדָה

עֲבֹדָה  avodah - work of any kind: act, bondservant, labor, service, tillage, work

מְלֶאכֶת melakat – occupation



משׁב/מושׁב  môshâv - seat, assembly, dwelling-place, dwelling, your  situation, location, (at) time of dwelling

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