One in Messiah Congregation

Shabbat Shalom

The Gregorian calendar (Pope Gregory) - March 7, 2009

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God's calendar - We are now in the 12th month - Adar, 9th day.

The 12th month - Adar ----

Esth.3 [ 7] In the first month, that is, the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of king Ahasuerus, they cast Pur, that is, the lot, before Haman from day to day, and from month to month, to the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar.

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**** Remember:

Saturday night clocks move forward 1 hour - daylight saving time.

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Before I start, here are the dates again for 2009

Spring Feasts and Holydays

12th Month of God - Adar - February 27 - The 1st of Adar was the evening of February 26th

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Purim - Adar 14 and 15th - March 12 and 13th

March 12th, Thursday, at 7 p. m., we will be reading the Book of Esther at our Congregation.

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New Year! - 1st day of Aviv/Nissan will be March 28, Saturday - The 1st day of Aviv/Nissan will start the evening, Friday, March 27th

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Passover: Aviv/Nissan 14 will be April 10 (Friday)

Friday night we will, (in memorial) have the Passover.

We will have our Passover Haggadah (the telling) and the Seder (order), as in order of the service.

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First day of Unleavened Bread will be April 11 (Sabbath) (Saturday) It will start the evening of April 10th

First Fruits: April 12th

Last day of Unleavened Bread: April 17th (Sabbath) (Friday) it will start the evening of April 16th (2 Sabbaths in a row)

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2nd Month of God - Ziv - April 27th - The 1st day of Ziv will start on the evening of April 26th

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3rd Month of God - Sivan - May 26th the 1st day of Sivan will start the evening May 25th

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Feast of Weeks - May 31 (Sabbath) (Sunday) it will start the evening of May 30th (2 Sabbaths in a row)

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Some news - 2009:

'U.S. plans to pledge $900 million for Gaza'

Can we give to Gaza without giving to Hamas? NO!

'No money to Gaza until rockets stop'

Prime Minister-designate Binyamin Netanyahu voiced serious reservations during recent meetings with foreign leaders about money going into the Gaza Strip for reconstruction before the rocket fire on Israel has stopped,

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Unemployment report: over 8.1%

651,000 jobs gone - The U.S. unemployment rate climbed to its highest in 25 years and January and December job losses were revised sharply higher, as companies buckled under the strain of a deep recession

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F D I C:

March 4 (Bloomberg) -- Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Sheila Bair said the fund it uses to protect customer deposits at U.S. banks could dry up amid a surge in bank failures, as she responded to an industry outcry against new fees approved by the agency.

Without these assessments, the deposit insurance fund could become insolvent this year, Bair wrote in a March 2 letter to the industry. U.S. community banks plan to flood the FDIC with about 5,000 letters in protest of the fees, according to a trade group.

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A short look at the word "Adar" and the Book of Esther

Adar

first letter in the Hebrew alef- bet is alef and it is "hidden or silent".

means to dwell, live

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

In the Book of Esther, the Hebrew the word "Esther" means "star" but the root of the word "Esther" is "satar" and means "hidden".

The words, God and Lord do not appear in the book of Esther, they are "hidden or silent".

Adar can convey the meaning of glorious, fire which is light

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Topic: an evil root

 

I detect an evil root, a seed and a trail from Haman back through time to Agag, the king of the Amalekites, then Amalek and Esau.

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Today we are concerned about Armadinajad, Castro, (On February 24, 2008, the National Assembly of People's Power unanimously chose his brother, Raúl Castro, as Fidel's successor as President of Cuba).

Also Kim Jon ILL and Chavez and others...

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Let's read:

Exod. 17 [14] And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.

Num. 24 [20] And when he (Balaam) looked on Amalek, he took up his parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations; but his latter end shall be that he perish for ever.

Deut. 25 [17] Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt;

[18] How he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, even all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint and weary; and he feared not God.

[19] Therefore it shall be, when the LORD thy God hath given thee rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, that thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not forget it.

1 Sam. 15 Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before the LORD

Rom. 9 [13] As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.

Mal. 1 [3] And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.

Esth. 7 [10] So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai.

Esth. 9 [14] they hanged Haman's ten sons.
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Let's review the some events in the Book of Esther with the some events in the Book of Leviticus (chapter 23)

In the first month, Nisan /Aviv:

14th day of Nisan /Aviv at evening is the Passover = Yeshua is our Passover

1 Cor. 5 [7] Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Messiah /Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:

[8] Therefore let us keep the feast , not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

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15th day of Nisan /Aviv is the Feast of Unleavened Bread

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17th day of Nisan /Aviv is the Feast of first-fruits symbolizing the Resurrection, Deliverance and Salvation

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Now in the Book of Esther:

Book of Esther, a hidden message, shadows of the Messiah?

Resurrection, Deliverance and Salvation

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Esth. 3: [12] Then were the king's scribes called on the thirteenth day of the first month (Aviv / Nisan), and there was written according to all that Haman had commanded unto the king's lieutenants, and to the governors that were over every province, and to the rulers of every people of every province according to the writing thereof, and to every people after their language; in the name of king Ahasuerus was it written, and sealed with the king's ring.

Esth. 4: [16] Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day:

This should be the 16th of Aviv / Nisan below:

Esth. 5: [1] Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king's house, over against the king's house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, over against the gate of the house.

[4] And Esther answered, If it seem good unto the king, let the king and Haman come this day unto the banquet that I have prepared for him.

This should be the 17th of Aviv / Nisan, read below:

Esth. 5: [8] If I have found favour in the sight of the king, and if it please the king to grant my petition, and to perform my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet that I shall prepare for them, and I will do tomorrow as the king hath said.

Esth. 7: [1] So the king and Haman came to banquet with Esther the queen.

[2] And the king said again unto Esther on the second day at the banquet of wine, What is thy petition, queen Esther? and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy request? and it shall be performed, even to the half of the kingdom.

[ 3] Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favour in thy sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request:[

4] For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I had held my tongue, although the enemy could not countervail the king's damage.

[5] Then the king Ahasuerus answered and said unto Esther the queen, Who is he, and where is he, that durst presume in his heart to do so?

[6 ] And Esther said, The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before the king and the queen.

[7] And the king arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath went into the palace garden: and Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen; for he saw that there was evil determined against him by the king.

[8 ] Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman was fallen upon the bed whereon Esther was. Then said the king, Will he force the queen also before me in the house? As the word went out of the king's mouth, they covered Haman's face.

[ 9] And Harbonah, one of the chamberlains, said before the king, Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman had made for Mordecai, who had spoken good for the king, standeth in the house of Haman. Then the king said, Hang him thereon.

[ 10] So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified.

The people of God were delivered.

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We read in the Book of Exodus another event ( deliverance, shadows of the Messiah ) on the 17th of Aviv / Nisan:

Exod. 14 [24] And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians,

[25] And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD fighteth for them against the Egyptians.

[26] And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.

[27] And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.

[28] And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.

[29] But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

[30] Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.

[31] And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses.

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Yeshua / Jesus was raised on the third day, in the morning - the 17th of Aviv / Nisan and delivered us!

Mark 16 [2] And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.

[9] Now when Yeshua / Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.

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Now just a word pertaining to:

(False) prophets, (False) pastors

 

Jer. 5 [12] They have belied the LORD, and said, It is not he; neither shall evil come upon us; neither shall we see sword nor famine:

[13] And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.

Belied: belying, belies - To give a false representation to; misrepresent

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Jer. 14

[1] The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah concerning the dearth.
[2] Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish; they are black unto the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.
[3] And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters: they came to the pits, and found no water; they returned with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded, and covered their heads.
[4] Because the ground is chapt, for there was no rain in the earth, the plowmen were ashamed, they covered their heads.
[5] Yea, the hind also calved in the field, and forsook it, because there was no grass.
[6] And the wild asses did stand in the high places, they snuffed up the wind like dragons; their eyes did fail, because there was no grass.
[7] O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou it for thy name's sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against thee.
[8] O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble, why shouldest thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for a night?
[9] Why shouldest thou be as a man astonied, as a mighty man that cannot save? yet thou, O LORD, art in the midst of us, and we are called by thy name; leave us not.
[10] Thus saith the LORD unto this people, Thus have they loved to wander, they have not refrained their feet, therefore the LORD doth not accept them; he will now remember their iniquity, and visit their sins.

[11] Then said the LORD unto me, Pray not for this people for their good.

[12] When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence.

[13] Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you assured peace in this place.

[14] Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.

[15] Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that prophesy in my name, and I sent them not, yet they say, Sword and famine shall not be in this land; By sword and famine shall those prophets be consumed.

[16] And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and the sword; and they shall have none to bury them, them, their wives, nor their sons, nor their daughters: for I will pour their wickedness upon them.
[17] Therefore thou shalt say this word unto them; Let mine eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease: for the virgin daughter of my people is broken with a great breach, with a very grievous blow.
[18] If I go forth into the field, then behold the slain with the sword! and if I enter into the city, then behold them that are sick with famine! yea, both the prophet and the priest go about into a land that they know not.
[19] Hast thou utterly rejected Judah? hath thy soul lothed Zion? why hast thou smitten us, and there is no healing for us? we looked for peace, and there is no good; and for the time of healing, and behold trouble!
[20] We acknowledge, O LORD, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers: for we have sinned against thee.
[21] Do not abhor us, for thy name's sake, do not disgrace the throne of thy glory: remember, break not thy covenant with us.
[22] Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? art not thou he, O LORD our God? therefore we will wait upon thee: for thou hast made all these things.

Jer. 23

[1] Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.
[2] Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.
[3] And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.
[4] And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD.

Messiah

[5] Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.

[6] In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

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[7] Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that they shall no more say, The LORD liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;


[8] But, The LORD liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.


[9] Mine heart within me is broken because of the prophets; all my bones shake; I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine hath overcome, because of the LORD, and because of the words of his holiness.

[10] For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourneth; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their force is not right.

[11] For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, saith the LORD.

[12] Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, saith the LORD.

[13] And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused my people Israel to err.

[14] I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.

[15] Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall: for from the prophets of Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into all the land.

[16] Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD.

[17] They say still unto them that despise me, The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you.

[18] For who hath stood in the counsel of the LORD, and hath perceived and heard his word? who hath marked his word, and heard it?

[19] Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked.

[20] The anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly.

[21] I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.

[22] But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.

[23] Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off?
[24] Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.

[25] I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.
[26] How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;
[27] Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal.

[28] The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD.

[29] Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

[30] Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbour.

[31] Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith.

[32] Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD.

[33] And when this people, or the prophet, or a priest, shall ask thee, saying, What is the burden of the LORD? thou shalt then say unto them, What burden? I will even forsake you, saith the LORD.

[34] And as for the prophet, and the priest, and the people, that shall say, The burden of the LORD, I will even punish that man and his house.

[35] Thus shall ye say every one to his neighbour, and every one to his brother, What hath the LORD answered? and, What hath the LORD spoken?

[36] And the burden of the LORD shall ye mention no more: for every man's word shall be his burden; for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God.

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[37] Thus shalt thou say to the prophet, What hath the LORD answered thee? and, What hath the LORD spoken?
[38] But since ye say, The burden of the LORD; therefore thus saith the LORD; Because ye say this word, The burden of the LORD, and I have sent unto you, saying, Ye shall not say, The burden of the LORD;

[39] Therefore, behold, I, even I, will utterly forget you, and I will forsake you, and the city that I gave you and your fathers, and cast you out of my presence:

[40] And I will bring an everlasting reproach upon you, and a perpetual shame, which shall not be forgotten.

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Ezek. 13

[9] And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.

Ezek. 22

[28] And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken.

Jer. 2

[8] The priests said not, Where is the LORD? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit.

Jer. 10

[21] For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.

Jer. 12

[10] Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.

Jer. 22

[22] The wind shall eat up all thy pastors, and thy lovers shall go into captivity: surely then shalt thou be ashamed and confounded for all thy wickedness.

Please know who you are listening to for studies or to lead you.

Shalom

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