One in Messiah Congregation
Dec. 1, 2007
God has His own calendar.
We are now in the 9th month - the month Kislev 20
Zechariah 7:1 And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Darius, that the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah in the fourth day of the ninth month, even in Chisleu; ( Kislev )
Why are we here today?
The 4th Commandment - the Sabbath
We read from law and the prophets every
60 times in the Gospels and letters it uses the word Sabbath
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.13:27 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
Below are some of my thoughts :
as of Dec. 1, 2007
a short recap
There was no Israel again unto 1948, the land was dosolate .
As of this study in Dec. 1, 2007, many people from many nations are making aliyah , ( which means, rising, ascending ) to Israel.
As of Dec. 1, 2007, the U.S. is pushing Israel to make a league with the enemy again. ( two state solution )
Will ( false ) " peace" be achieved this time?
The Muslims are waiting for their leader to appear on the world stage called Mahdi, "the Guided One" or 12th Imam.
The unbelieving Jews in Judaism are waiting for their "man" messiah to arrive.
The Israel of God believers in Messiah Yeshua are waiting for the "True" Messiah to arrive the second time.
Nov. 2007 - Summit in Annapolis, Maryland - 2 state solution?
Peace with people that say no Israel state and want to kill you?
Amos 3  Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
Same Pattern through the scriptures:
You hear today, deal no deal ,
Peace, no Peace
Jer. 6 ... saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
Jer. 8 ... saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
When is the fulfillment of this chapter below?
 And the
word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,
 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
 Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.
 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.
 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword , and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations , and they shall dwell safely all of them.
 Thou shalt
ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land,
thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.
 Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:
 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely , all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited , and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.
 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?
 Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?
 And thou
shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with
thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:
 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days , and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.
 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them?
 And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face.
 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;
 So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.
 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against his brother.
 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.
We heard that on October 13, 2004 a ceremony took place in Tiberias. The launching of a re- established Sanhedrin , the highest Jewish-legal tribunal in the Land of Israel.
The re-established Sanhedrin in Israel and many people are pushing to build the Temple and want to do blood sacrifices again, as of Dec. 1, 2007
There needs to be a " temple built " for the verse below to be achieved :
 Now we beseech
you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering
together unto him,
 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come , except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that " he " as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that "he " is God.
 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Same Pattern through the scriptures :
peace - destroy
league made - work deceitfully
Peace - sudden destruction
Dan.8  And in the latter time of their kingdom , when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. [ 24] And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.[ 25] And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.
 And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days.[27 ] And I Daniel fainted, and was sick certain days; afterward I rose up, and did the king's business; and I was astonished at the vision, but none understood it.
Dan.11 [21 ] And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably , and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
 And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully : for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people. He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.
 And both these kings' hearts shall be to do mischief, and they shall speak lies at one table ; but it shall not prosper: for yet the end shall be at the time appointed.
 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods , and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.[37 ] Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.
1Thes.5 [3 ] For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
To know good and evil
Genesis 2:9 And out of the ground
made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good
for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of
knowledge of good and evil
Genesis 2:17: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil , thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Genesis 3:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil .
Genesis 3:22 And the LORD God said,
Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know
good and evil: and
now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat,
and live for ever:
Num. 14 [31 ] But your little ones , which ye said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which ye have despised.
Deut. 1 [39 ] Moreover your little ones , which ye said should be a prey, and your children, which in that day had no knowledge between good and evil, they shall go in thither, and unto them will I give it, and they shall possess it.
Rom. 2 [
11] For there is no respect of persons with God
as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many
as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; [
13] (For not the hearers of the law
are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
"they have not known Me"
Do you know Him?
Luke 22  And he ( Peter ) denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not.
Luke. 12 [8 ] Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess befor e the angels of God:[9 ] But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.
Job. 36 [26 ] Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.
3 kinds of people:
Zeph. 1 [ 1] The word of the LORD which came unto Zephaniah the son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hizkiah, in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah. [ 2] I will utterly consume all things from off the land, saith the LORD. [3 ] I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and the stumblingblocks with the wicked; and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the LORD. [ 4] I will also stretch out mine hand upon Judah, and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place, and the name of the Chemarims with the priests;  And them that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops; and them that worship and that swear by the LORD, and that swear by Malcham;  And them that are turned back from the LORD ; and those that have not sought the LORD , nor inquired for him.
You say you know Him, God?
1John 2 [3 ] And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments .
 He that saith , I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
Hos. 4 [6 ] My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
Isa. 33  And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times , and strength of salvation:
the fear of the LORD is his treasure.
Jer. 6  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.
Ezek. 33  And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not .
Jer. 4 [22 ] For my people is foolish, they have not known me ; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
sottish: a fool, stupefied with drink; drunken, given to excessive drinking
Isa. 47 [8 ] Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures , that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:
 But these
two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children,
and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude
of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.
 For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.
 Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.
 Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail.
 Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.
 Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it.
 Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured, even thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall wander every one to his quarter; none shall save thee.
Jer. 6 [13 ] For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness ; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
Jer. 8 [10 ] Therefore will I give their wives unto others, and their fields to them that shall inherit them: for every one from the least even unto the greatest is given to covetousness , from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
Hos. 5 [4 ] They will not frame their doings to turn unto their God: for the spirit of whoredoms is in the midst of them, and they have not known the LORD .
Pss. 95 [10 ] Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:
 Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?
 It is he
that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are
as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth
them out as a tent to dwell in:
 That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.
 Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.
 To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.
 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.
 Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God?
 Hast thou
not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting
God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither
is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Matt. 17 [12 ] But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.
John.1  He, (Messiah) was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not .
 The next
day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which
taketh away the sin of the world.
 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. [ 31] And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.  And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.  And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. [34 ] And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
Acts 13 [27 ] 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.
John 7  Howbeit
we know this man whence he is: but when Messiah / Christ cometh, no man knoweth
whence he is.
 Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am : and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not .
 But I know him : for I am from him, and he hath sent me.
John 8  Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God: [ 55] Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.
] Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.[9 ] Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me , Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
 If ye love me, keep my
 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
John 16 [3 ] And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.
John 17 [25 ] O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
Rom. 3 [17 ] And the way of peace have they not known :
Heb. 3 [10 ] Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
Phil. 3 [ 10] That I may know him , and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;[11 ] If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.[ 13] Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,[ 14] I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
1Cor. 8  ... if any man love God, the same is known of him .
Heb. 10 :[30 ] For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
1John 3 [1 ] Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not .
1John 5 : And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true , and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.
Jas. 4  Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.