One in Messiah Congregation

קָּהָל אֶחָד בְּמָּשִׁיחַ

 A part of the Congregation of Israel

עֲדַת יִשְׂרָאֵל


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Shabbat Shalom

שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם


Today is March 21, 2020

March - Mars' month

Middle English March
Anglo-French March
Old English Martius
Latin Martius "
of Mars"
Latin Marti(s) "
Mars" + -us (adj. suffix)
Latin Martius mensis "
month of Mars"

Martius has always had 31 days

We acknowledge Yehovah’s calendar:

We are now in the 12th month, which is the month Adar אֲדָר - day 25

Esth.3 [7] … to the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar..


אֲדָר Adar - to become glorious, make honorable; a cloak, mantle, “hidden”.

I can see by this word Adar, when broken down, it can convey a message that the invisible God wants to dwell among us and in us.


***New Moon report:

 1st month ha Aviv – starts this coming Wednesday evening the 25th of March – “God’s New Year” (all day Thursday the 26th)


Passover is 8th of April, Wed. evening meal.


Feast of Unleavened bread is April Thursday, 9th through the 15th Wednesday.


Feast of Weeks, feast of harvest, Pentecost is the 31th of May – Sunday.


Offering time!


Today’s Topic:

A short review of the Spring Feasts and Holy days

Esth.3 [7] In the first month, that is, the month Nisan…. נִיסָן 

Yehovah’s New Year in the first month

Exod.12 [2] This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.

הַחֹדֶשׁ הַזֶּה לָכֶם, רֹאשׁ חֳדָשִׁים:  רִאשׁוֹן הוּא לָכֶם, לְחָדְשֵׁי הַשָּׁנָה

Exod.13 [4] This day came you out in the month abib,הָאָבִיב  

(in the ha aviv) March - April, Spring - ha Aviv = the newness of the barley


[1] And Yehovah spoke unto Moses, saying,

 וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר

[2] Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, concerning the feasts of Yehovah, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.

 דַּבֵּר אֶל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם, מוֹעֲדֵי יְהוָה, אֲשֶׁר-תִּקְרְאוּ אֹתָם מִקְרָאֵי קֹדֶשׁ--אֵלֶּה הֵם, מוֹעֲדָי


Yehovah explains the Sabbath

[3] Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the
Sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; you shall do no work therein: it is the Sabbath of Yehovah in all your dwellings.


[4] These are the feasts of
Yehovah, even holy convocations, which you shall proclaim in their seasons.

אֵלֶּה מוֹעֲדֵי יְהוָה, מִקְרָאֵי קֹדֶשׁ, אֲשֶׁר-תִּקְרְאוּ אֹתָם, בְּמוֹעֲדָם.

[5] In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is
Yehovah's passover.  פֶּסַח, לַיהוָה

[6] And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto
Yehovah: seven days you must eat unleavened bread.

[7] In the first day you shall have
an holy convocation: you shall do no servile work therein.

[8] But you shall offer an offering made by fire unto
Yehovah seven days: in the seventh day is a holy convocation: you shall do no servile work therein.

[9] And
Yehovah spake unto Moses, saying,
[10] Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When you be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then you shall bring a sheaf of the
first fruits of your harvest unto the priest:

[11] And he shall wave the sheaf before Yehovah, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.

[12] And you shall offer that day when you wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto Yehovah.

[13] And the meat offering thereof shall be two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto Yehovah for a sweet savor: and the drink offering thereof shall be of wine, the fourth part of an hin.

[14] And you shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that you have brought an offering unto your God: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

[15] And you shall count unto you from the morrow after the
Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven Sabbaths shall be complete:

[16] Even unto the morrow after the seventh
Sabbath shall you number fifty days; and you shall offer a new meat offering unto Yehovah.

[17] Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be
baken with leaven; they are the first fruits unto Yehovah.

[18] And you shall offer with the bread seven lambs wiyout blemish of the first year, and one young bullock, and two rams: they shall be for a burnt offering unto
Yehovah, with their meat offering, and their drink offerings, even an offering made by fire, of sweet savor unto Yehovah.

[19] Then you shall sacrifice one kid of the goats for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings.

[20] And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the
first fruits for a wave offering before Yehovah, with the two lambs: they shall be holy to Yehovah for the priest.

[21] And you shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be
an holy convocation unto you: you shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.

[22] And when you reap the harvest of your land, you
shall not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when you reap, neither shall you gather any gleaning of thy harvest: you shall leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am Yehovah your God.


Passover and Feast of unleavened bread explained in Torah


We do the Passover and feast of unleavened bread today in memorial with the understanding that Yeshua is our Passover, first fruits is symbolic of the resurrection of Yeshua from the dead.


[1] And Yehovah spoke unto Moses, saying,
[2] Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever
opens the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.

[3] And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which you came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand
Yehovah brought you out from this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten.

[4] This day came you out in the month
Abib – ha Aviv


Let’s read


[1] And Yehovah spoke 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.

הַחֹדֶשׁ הַזֶּה לָכֶם, רֹאשׁ חֳדָשִׁים:  רִאשׁוֹן הוּא לָכֶם, לְחָדְשֵׁי הַשָּׁנָה

[3] Speak you unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, in the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for a house:

[4] And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his
neighbor next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.

[5] Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: you shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:

[6] And you shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.


[7] And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.

[8] And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.

[9] Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the
purtenance thereof.

[10] And you shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which
remaines of it until the morning you shall burn with fire.

[11] And thus shall you eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste: it is
Yehovah's Passover.

[12] For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am

[13] And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where you are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.

[14] And this day shall be unto you for a memorial;

הָיָה הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה לָכֶם לְזִכָּרוֹן

and you shall keep it a feast to Yehovah throughout your generations; you shall keep it a feast by an ordinance forever.

[15] Seven days shall you eat unleavened bread; even the first day you shall put away leaven
חָמֵץ out of your houses: for whosoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.

[16] And in the first day
וּבַיּוֹם הָרִאשׁוֹן there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day וּבַיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי there shall be an holy convocation מִקְרָא-קֹדֶשׁ to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you.

[17] And you shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall you observe this day in your generations by an ordinance

[18] In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even.

[19] Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever
eats that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land.

[20] Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall you eat unleavened bread.

[21] Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the

[22] And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the
basin, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the basin; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.

[23] For
Yehovah will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, Yehovah will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.

[24] And you shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons

[25] And it shall come to pass, when you
be come to the land which Yehovah will give you, according as he hath promised, that you shall keep this service.

[26] And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you,
What mean you by this service?

[27] That you shall say,
It is the sacrifice of Yehovah's Passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses.

And the people bowed the head and worshipped.

[28] And the children of Israel went away, and did as
Yehovah had commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.

[29] And it came to pass, that at midnight Yehovah smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharoah that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.

[30] And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead.

[31] And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both you and the children of Israel; and go, serve Yehovah, as you have said.

[32] Also take your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and be gone; and bless me also.

[33] And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people that they might send them out of the land in haste; for they said, we be all dead men.

34] And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneading troughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.

[35] And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment

[36] And
Yehovah gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.

[37] And the children of Israel journeyed from
Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children.
[38] And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle.

[39] And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened; because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves any victual.

[40] Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years.

[41] And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of
Yehovah went out from the land of Egypt.

**[42] It is a night to be much observed unto Yehovah for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of Yehovah to be observed of all the children of Israel in their generations.

[43] And Yehovah said unto Moses and Aaron,

This is the ordinance of the passover: זֹאת חֻקַּת הַפָּסַח

There shall no stranger eat thereof:

כָּל-בֶּן-נֵכָר, לֹא-יֹאכַל בּוֹ

[44] But every man's servant that is bought for money, when you hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof.

[45] A foreigner and a hired servant shall not eat thereof.

 תּוֹשָׁב וְשָׂכִיר, לֹא-יֹאכַל בּוֹ

[46] In one house shall it be eaten; you shall not carry forth ought of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall you break a bone thereof.

[47] All the congregation of Israel shall keep it.


[48] And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to Yehovah, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof.

[49] One law shall be to him that is home born, and unto the stranger that sojourns among you.

תּוֹרָה אַחַת, יִהְיֶה לָאֶזְרָח, וְלַגֵּר, הַגָּר בְּתוֹכְכֶם


[50] Thus did all the children of Israel; as Yehovah commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.

[51] And it came to pass the selfsame day that Yehovah did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.


In closing:

Get ready for the Spring Holy days and the Feasts of Yehovah

Passover – פֶּסַח

Feast of Unleavened Bread - חַג הַמַּצּוֹת

First fruits   בִּכּוּרֵי

Feast of Weeks, Hag Sh'vu-ot - חַג שָׁבֻעֹת

Feast of Harvest Hag ha katseer - חַג הַקָּצִיר

Passover first then,

Exod. 23 [15] You shall keep the feast of unleavened bread: (you shall eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; ha aviv - for in it you came out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty.

[16] And the feast of harvest, the first fruits of thy labors, which you hast sown in the field….


Shabbat Shalom

שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם

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