One in Messiah Congregation

Part of the Congregation of Israel -

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 Shabbat Shalom

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Today we use the Gregorian calendar

(From Pope Gregory, from the 1500's) Dec. 19th, 2009

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God has His own calendar

We are now in the 10th month of God called Teveth in Hebrew, 1st day

 

Happy Rosh Chodesh - New Moon

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

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Pauls tells us: in Colossians 2:16,

http://oneinmessiah.net/col216b.asf


Col. 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.

 

judge - κρινω 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

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Holyday - εορτη heorte -heh-or-tay' - a festival: - feast, holyday

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new moon - νουμηνία - noumēnia - noo-may-nee'-ah - Feminine of a compound of G3501 and G3376 (as noun by implication of G2250); the festival of new moon: - new moon.

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sabbath days - σάββατον - sabbaton sab'-bat-on Of Hebrew origin - the Sabbath (that is, Shabbath), 7th day of week repose from secular avocations (also the observance or institution itself); Also there are sabbaths in the feasts of the Lord.

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Shadow - σκια skia : shadow, an image cast by an object and representing the form of that object, a sketch, outline

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Question:

Why are we here today?

Answer:

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

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

We read from law and the prophets every Sabbath.

60 times in the Gospels and letters it uses the word Sabbath

 

Ex. 20 [8] Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

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.

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back to Ex. 20

[9] Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

[10] 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:

[11] 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.

 

Rev.1 [10] I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day - (The Sabbath)

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Lev. 23 [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 the LORD in all your dwellings.

The sabbath is a "holy convocation"

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

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

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Todays topic: Declare Truth

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Adding and diminishing from Gods word

Adding and diminishing from the Word of God causes all the problems

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Deut. 4 [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 the LORD your God which I command you.

 

Deut. 12 [32] What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

 

Prov. 30 [6] Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

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tis the season to be jolly?

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Check this news:

Posted: December 17, 2009 - 12:20 am Eastern - By Chelsea Schilling -  2009 WorldNetDaily

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=119194

 

MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH - Hot Christmas gift: Suicide pills

Doctor: 'To the outside observer, nothing looks more peaceful'

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Beware of the false image of love and the false feelings and emotions that run wild this time of the year.

Made-up feasts bring on loneliness, depression and suicide and oh yes, debt.

Many different places and religions are having classes at their facilities to address these issues above.

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We do not want this attitude - to be Right in our own eyes"

Num. 15

 

[37] And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

 

[38] Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue:

 

[39] And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them;

 

and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:

 

[40] That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God.

 

[41] I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the LORD your God.

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Deut.12 [8] Ye shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes.

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Judg. 17 [6] In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

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Judg. 21 [25] In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

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Prov. 3 [7] Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

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Prov. 12 [15] The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

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Prov. 16 [2] All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.

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Prov. 12 [15] The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

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Prov. 21 [2] Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.

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Prov. 30 [12] There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.

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Isa. 5 [20] Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!


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21] Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!


[22] Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:


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23] Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

 

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Gods Elections

Question - What was a job of a King of Israel?

Deut. 17

[14] When thou art come unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt say, I will set a king over me, like as all the nations that are about me;

[15] Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the LORD thy God shall choose: one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother.

[16] But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.

[17] Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

[18] And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites:

[19] And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:

[20] That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.

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Judg.17 [6] In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

 

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Where did they go wrong? Right here -

They say, Make us a king to judge us like all the nations

1 Sam. 8

[1] And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.
[2] Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abiah: they were judges in Beer-sheba.

[3] And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.

[4] Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel unto Ramah,

[5] And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.

[6] But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto Yehovah.


[7] And Yehovah said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.

[8] According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, wherewith they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also unto thee.

[9] Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit yet protest solemnly unto them, and shew them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.

[10] And Samuel told all the words of the LORD unto the people that asked of him a king.

[11] And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots.
[12] And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots.
[13] And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.
[14] And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.
[15] And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.
[16] And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.
[17] He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants.
[18] And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the LORD will not hear you in that day.


[19] Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;

[20] That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.

[21] And Samuel heard all the words of the people, and he rehearsed them in the ears of the LORD.

[22] And Yehovah said to Samuel, Hearken unto their voice, and make them a king. And Samuel said unto the men of Israel, Go ye every man unto his city.
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God says "don't be like all the nations:

 

Jer.10[ 2] Thus saith the LORD, 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 axe. [ 4] They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

Jer.6[16] Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths , where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein . ( like most of the world today )

Jer.18[ 15] Because my people hath forgotten me, they have burned incense to vanity, and they have caused them to stumble in their ways from the ancient paths, to walk in paths , in a way not cast up;[16 ] To make their land desolate, and a perpetual hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished, and wag his head.

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All things of God are replaced by paganism acts

God told us about clean and unclean foods - Now people eat and drink anything.

Holydays and Feasts of the Lord are replaced by all the pagan feasts and traditions of the world.

God's calendar is replaced by Pope Greg's calendar.

New moon is not talked about any more except in Wiccan pagan circles.

God's Sabbath, the 7th day is replaced by the 1st day of the week known as Sunday from when they use to worship the sun.

 

Consider these words below:

The words below are from the Book of Lamentations chapters 1 to 5 - They can be applied exactly to our day in 2009

 

http://oneinmessiah.net/OurDay2009.htm

 

 Consider... as they were, so are we today Dec. 2009

  

We are in captivity

 

We dwell among the heathen (nations)

 

None come to the solemn feasts

 

The Sabbaths are mocked

 

The heathen entered into her sanctuary, whom thou didst command that they should not enter into thy congregation.

 

All have transgressed and rebelled against His commandment

 

He hath violently taken away his tabernacle (His Presence is gone)

 

The law (Torah) is no more

 

Prophets find no vision from the LORD

 

The prophets have seen vain and foolish things

 

For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her

 

They (we) have polluted themselves with blood

 

Depart ye; it is unclean; depart, depart, touch not

 

Our fathers have sinned, and are not; and we have borne their iniquities

 

Woe unto us that we have sinned!

 

Thou hast utterly rejected us; thou art very wroth against us.

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In every generation, I believe, there are always a few chosen people of God that try to restore God's laws, commandments and feasts before He comes back.

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We are to be judges, priests and Kings now

Exod. 19 [6] 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.

 

1 Pet. 2 [9] But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: [10] Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

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Always prove all things

 1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

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2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew "thyself approved" unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

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Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

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1 Pet. 3 [15] But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

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Colossians 3:16: Let the word of Messiah dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

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2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Yeshua the Messiah. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

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Rom. 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

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Prov. 14 [15] The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.

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All we need are the Scriptures for truth, correction, righteous judgment, faith, encouragement and so on. We do not need made-up feasts or holidays to feel good.

We are told who to follow in scripture, Yeshua, the apostles and Paul all observed these holy days of God in scripture, not made-up holidays. Read some verses below,

Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, Feast of Weeks - Pentecost in the gospels and letters

 

Passover

Messiah our Passover

Matt 26 [2] Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.

[17] Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?

[18] And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples.

[19] And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover.

 

Mark 14 [1] After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death.

[12] And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passover?

[14] And wheresoever he shall go in, say ye to the goodman of the house, The Master saith, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?

[16] And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.

 

Luke 2 [41] Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.

 

Luke 22 [1] Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the passover.

[7] Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed.

[8] And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat.

[11] And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?

[13] And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.

[15] And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:

 

John 2 [13] And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem,

[23] Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.

 

John 6 [4] And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.

 

John 11 [55] And the Jews' passover was nigh at hand: and many went out of the country up to Jerusalem before the passover, to purify themselves.

 

John 12 [1] Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.

 

John 13 [1] Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.

 

John 18 [28] Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover.

[39] But ye have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the passo

ver: will ye therefore that I release unto you the King of the Jews?

 

John 19 [14] And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!

 

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:

 

Heb. 11 [28] Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.

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Feast of unleavened bread

Matt. 26 [17] Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?

 

Mark 14 [1] After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death.

 

[12] And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passover?

 

Luke 22 [1] Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover.

[7] Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed.

 

Acts 12 [3] And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)

 

Acts 20 [6] And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, and came unto them to Troas in five days; where we abode seven days.

 

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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Firstfruits

Messiah the firstfruits

Rom. 8 [23] And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

Rom. 16 [5] Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.

1 Cor. 15 [20] But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

[23] But every man in his own order: Messiah / Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Messiah / Christ's at his coming.

1 Cor. 16 [15] I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)

Jas. 1 [18] Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

Rev. 14 [4] These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

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Feasts of weeks - Pentecost

Acts 2 [1] And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

 

Acts 20 [16] 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 [8] But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.

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In conclusion,

Stay away from lies and made-up feasts and holidays.

Shabbat Shalom

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