One in Messiah Congregation
קָּהָל אֶחָד בְּמָּשִׁיחַ
Part of the Congregation of Israel
Shabbat Shalom שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם
Today we use the Gregorian calendar from Pope Gregory; from the 1500’s,
October 25th, 2014
Yehovah has His own calendar
We are now in the 7th month called ha Ethanim, 29nd day
הָ אֵ תָ נִים
The alef and tav, first and last (forever)
Ha Ethanim = “enduring” - the permanent brooks
הָאֵתָנִים - ha Ethanim
הָאֵתָנִים - ha Ethanim - Always with the article ha, the - permanent brooks;
Ethanim = enduring - seventh month, corresponding end of Sept, Oct. - so named because permanent streams still flowed - plural of the below word:
איתן eythan - perpetual, constant, perennial, ever-flowing, ever-flowing (of a stream), permanence, permanent, enduring (figuratively)
Most people have never heard of ha Ethanim from scripture, they are brainwashed by Judaism to say Tishri which is nowhere in scripture.
1Kgs.8  And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast in the month ha Ethanim, which is the seventh month.
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The New Moon maybe tomorrow evening
Soon more rain – Bul /Bool, the eighth month
1Kgs.6 … in the month Bul, which is the eighth month
Judaism calls this month Cheshvan or Marheshvan.
This is not in the Hebrew Scriptures.
False holidays abound now
Now that the holy days and Feasts of God are ended, the pagan holidays will start soon.
Beware of the "false image" of love
Beware of "false feelings and emotions"
These pagan feasts bring on loneliness, depression, suicide and oh yes, debt.
Today in the year 2014 we have many, many religions that hold many, many Gospels and many other gods.
Which one do you have?
Which one did you get married under?
I doubt it was the God of Israel!
This might seem a little difficult for you to understand, but if you put a little thought to what I’m saying, you can understand that the God of the Baptist is very different than the God of the Catholics and the God of the church of Messiah is totally different than all the other Protestant religions.
Havdalah is Hebrew for separation. It refers to separating the sacred from the ordinary; example: the sacred being the Sabbath day and the ordinary being the other days of the week.
The Havdalah understanding formally ends the Sabbath day and ushers in the regular week when we are once again engaged in our worldly concerns. We live in a world that is opposite from the ways of our God.
At the end of the Sabbath we are acutely aware of the tensions between these worlds, being the spiritual and the carnal worlds.
James 1: Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
2Cor. 6 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Messiah with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
1 Cor. 10 
But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to
devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship
 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.
 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?
 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
Heb.7 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
Eph.5  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
Exod.33 For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.
Lev.20  But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I am Yehovah your God, which have separated you from other people.  Ye shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean.
Neh.9  And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.
Neh.13  Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.
Rom.1  Paul, a servant of Yeshua Messiah, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,
 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:
 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:
 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:
 My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:
 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.
 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof
21 And the children of Israel, which were come again out of
captivity, and all such as had separated themselves unto them from the
filthiness of the heathen of the land, to seek Yehovah God of Israel, did eat,
22 And kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy: for Yehovah had made them joyful, and turned the heart of the king of Assyria unto them, to strengthen their hands in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.
Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava,
that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for
us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.
22 For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God [is] upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath [is] against all them that forsake him.
23 So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was intreated of us.
And Ezra the priest stood up, and said unto them, Ye
have transgressed, and have taken strange wives, to increase the trespass of
11 Now therefore make confession unto Yehovah God of your fathers, and do his pleasure: and separate yourselves from the people of the land, and from the strange wives.
Col.2: For I would that ye knew what great
conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not
seen my face in the flesh;
 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Messiah;
 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Messiah.
 As ye have therefore received Messiah Yeshua the Lord, so walk ye in him:
 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Messiah.
 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Messiah:
 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
 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:
 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Messiah.
 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.
 Wherefore if ye be dead with Messiah from the
rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to
 (Touch not; taste not; handle not;
 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?
 Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.
2 Tim.2  And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
Holiday depression and stress facts – many websites have similar information; look it up!
A number of factors, including unrealistic expectations, financial pressures, and too many commitments can cause stress at holiday time.
Certain people may feel depressed around the winter holidays due to seasonal affective disorder (SAD), sometimes referred to as seasonal depression.
Headaches, excessive drinking, overeating, and insomnia are some of the possible consequences of poorly managed holiday stress.
Those suffering from any type of holiday depression or stress can benefit from increased social support during this time of year. Counseling or support groups can also be beneficial.
In addition to being an important step in preventing the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder, regular exposure to light that is bright, particularly fluorescent lights, significantly improves depression in people with SAD during the fall and winter. (dark)
Setting realistic goals and expectations, reaching out to friends, sharing tasks with family members, finding inexpensive ways to enjoy yourself, and helping others are all ways to help beat holiday stress.
The made up winter holiday season, including Messiahmas, Hanukkah, and Thanksgiving, for most people is a time to escape the reality of the year and fill themselves with parties, celebrations, and social gatherings with family and friends. But for many people, it is a time filled with sadness, self-reflection, loneliness, and anxiety.
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Below is just a short review of the pagan festival of Halloween. Isn’t it amazing people will get mad at us, that we do not want to participate in this pagan holiday.
 Forasmuch then as Messiah hath suffered for us in
the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered
in the flesh hath ceased from sin;
 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:
 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:
 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.
Halloween was and is a popular pagan festival of the dead (sow –win - Samhain). The ancient Celts celebrated the New Year on November 1. They believed that the souls of the dead returned to Earth the night before.
Samhain is Gaelic for “summer’s end,” a day to bid good-bye to warmth and light as day length shortens.
In an attempt to replace this festival, the Catholic Church moved the celebration of All Saints to November 1. This is the day when all of the saints are honored, especially those who did not have a day of their own.
This day was formerly known as Allhallowmas, hallow meaning "holy" or "holy person." All Saints Day is known in England as All Hallows Day.
The evening before, October 31, is known as All Hallows Eve, the origin of the American word Halloween!
In later years, the Irish used hollowed-out, candlelit turnips carved with a demon’s face to frighten away the spirits. When Irish immigrants in the 1840s found few turnips in the United States, they used the more plentiful pumpkins instead, sad to say.
Often overshadowed by the two days preceding it, Halloween (October 31) and All Saints Day (November 1),
(November 2), All Souls Day is a solemn feast in the Roman Catholic Church commemorating all of those who have died and now are in Purgatory, being cleansed of their venial sins and the temporal punishments for the mortal sins that they had confessed and atoning before entering fully into Heaven.
History of All Souls Day:
The importance of All Souls Day was made clear by Pope Benedict XV (1914-22), when he granted all priests the privilege of celebrating three Masses on All Souls Day: one, for the faithful departed; one for the priest's intentions; and one for the intentions of the Holy Father. Only on a handful of other very important feast days are priests allowed to celebrate more than two Masses.
How’s that for pagan doctrine? Beware!
I always find it amazing that statistics and data are always compiled for such fraudulent causes that have no realistic, eternal value.
Click below for all the data compiled
National Retail Federation
Halloween will be celebrated in record numbers in 2014, with more than two-thirds of Americans buying Halloween costumes this year. Total spending for the holiday on costumes, decorations, candy and more is estimated at $7.4 billion.
3. Batman Character
8. Action/Super Hero
4. Frozen Character
5. Action/Super Hero
6. Batman Character
7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
Top Pet Costumes
2. Hot Dog
4. Bumble Bee
6. Batman Character
10. Star Wars Character
eHoliday 2014 Pre-Holiday Retailer and Consumer Survey Results
Both retailers and consumers are gearing up for Holiday 2014.
This year, 56 percent of holiday shoppers expect to do at least some part of their holiday shopping online and online holiday shoppers plan to spend 16% more than all holiday shoppers on gifts, decorations and food for the holidays.
To get ready for this all-important season, retailers have invested significantly in everything from mobile-optimized websites and improved cross-selling to remarketing campaigns, paid search and reviews.
This 2014 eHoliday study also explores how consumers and retailers are approaching the season, including marketing budgets, promotions and personalization.
Retail sales in November and December could hit $617 billion, according to National Retail Federation projections released today. That's a 4% increase over 2013, which had seen a meager a 3% increase over 2012 holiday sales.
Remember: Once upon a time, Halloween was banned
Halloween was not celebrated in this country until 1845
It is clear to see that HALLOWEEN HAS ALWAYS BEEN A PAGAN CELEBRATION OF DEATH.
See a lot of tombstone decorations where you live? Death abounds, beware!
“Tis the season to be pagan” is coming, and already around us!
I am reminded always to inform you to beware of the false image of love, false emotions, loneliness, depression, financial drain, suicide and the artificial false festival lights they put up.
Satan really sets the stage for you.
Beware if you feel or hear a voice telling you to separate yourself for the congregation, go off on your own and read or whatever.
Some Pagan religions are having classes at their facilities to address these (false) issues.
Let's talk a little about Thanksgiving, there are many different accounts on the net
The Pilgrims left Plymouth, England, on September 6, 1620 for the New World.
Although filled with uncertainty and peril, it offered both civil and religious liberty. Arriving in Massachusetts in late November, the Pilgrims sought a suitable landing place. 1621
The Pilgrims were a specific group of Calvinist pseudo Christian.
After King Henry VIII separated the Church of England from the rest of the Catholic Church, many English subjects were dissatisfied with the king acting as the highest church authority.
Encouraged by the Protestant Reformation in Germany, Holland, and Switzerland, these dissatisfied subjects separated from the Church of England in favor of a type of pseudo Christianity without a church hierarchy with the Bible as the only authority (as they interpreted it).
Without a hierarchy, many different interpretations of the pseudo Christian faith were practiced by various separatist groups.
As a whole, these groups can also be called puritans.
One group, originally called the Leiden Congregation (because they left England and lived in Leiden, Holland for several years), believed that they could not successfully live with their beliefs among the English (and the English authorities also pressured the government of Holland to remove them).
This group set out to live as a congregation in the new world.
They became known as the Pilgrims because they saw themselves as settlers in a promised land with a promised future.
The Pilgrim Church no longer exists as a single entity. They were a type of Calvinists and puritans, pseudo Christians. Their religion is similar to today's Baptists, Congregationalists, and Methodists.
None of the God of Israel
Fast forward a bit in time...
In 1789, following a proclamation issued by President George Washington, America celebrated its first Day of Thanksgiving to God under its new constitution.
That same year, the Protestant Episcopal Church, of which President Washington was a member, announced that the first Thursday in November would become its regular day for giving thanks, "unless another day be appointed by the civil authorities." Yet, despite these early national proclamations, official Thanksgiving observances usually occurred only at the State level.
Much of the credit for the adoption of "of a later ANNUAL national Thanksgiving Day may be attributed to Mrs. Sarah Joseph Hale, the editor of Godey's Lady's Book.
For thirty years, she promoted the idea of a national Thanksgiving Day, contacting President after President until President Abraham Lincoln responded in 1863 by setting aside the last Thursday of November as a national Day of Thanksgiving.
Over the next seventy-five years, Presidents followed Lincoln's precedent, annually declaring a national Thanksgiving Day.
Then, in 1941, Congress permanently established the fourth Thursday of each November as a national holiday.
The problem with this is "ANYONE" does Thanksgiving, to any god
Whatever religion you have or do not have, family get-togethers, drinking beer, eating turkey, eating your left over Halloween pumpkin (pumpkin pie) and watching football and the parade has replaced the God of Israel.
Thank god? Which god? Many gods
Sad to say, not many people celebrate or even know about the "Feasts of Yehovah".
In my neighborhood, they are getting ready to sell xmas trees already
Now let's talk a little about Chanukah
Feast of the Dedication is not the Chanukah of today.
John.10  And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter  And Yeshua walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.
What is the Hebrew word for dedication?
What month was it in the scriptural calendar not pope Greg's calendar?
Did Yeshua do a feast that is not scriptural as some do today? NO!!!
We will answer all these questions and more is this study,
please read slowly.
Remember these points:
Chanukah in Hebrew means dedication pertaining to the Temple
There is no Temple (destroyed in 70 AD)
Wrong month, should be Adar which is Feb. / March ( Winter ends March 21th ) ( Ezra 6:14, 15 )
No 8 days of oil in the Maccabees
No 8 candlestick menorah in Scripture (only 7 and very important )
In the scriptures above, pertaining to Chanukah or dedication, John was talking about Solomon's temple that Ezra help rebuild.
(1 Kings 8:2; 2 Chr. 5:3) Also please read the scriptures below in Ezra, chapter 6.
Ezra.6: And the elders of the Jews builded, and they prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they builded, and finished it, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the commandment of Cyrus, and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia.
 And this house was finished on the third day of the month Adar, (our Feb. / March - cold - neither Nov. nor Dec.), which was in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king.
 And the children of Israel, the priests, and the
Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of
this house of God with joy,
 And offered at the dedication of this house of God an hundred bullocks, two hundred rams, four hundred lambs; and for a sin offering for all Israel, twelve he goats, according to the number of the tribes of Israel.
Esth.3  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. (In Feb. not Nov. or Dec.)
Chanukah is a Hebrew word meaning dedication because this observance marks the rededication and building of the Temple after it had been desecrated.
Also remember: The first dedication was in the 7th month, Ethanim, 1Kings. 8:2 - Sept. / Oct., not Nov. or Dec.
1Kgs.8: And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.
Also, this is not new years as some falsely report.
 And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered unto Yehovah, two and twenty thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the children of Israel "dedicated" the house of Yehovah. וַיַּחְנְכוּ
This is what you will hear from tradition, which is wrong.
Also please remember there is "NO" commandment from God to "light candles" on this made up feast or the Holy Shabbat. If you light candles on the Shabbat, it is fine as long as you DON'T say it is a commandment.
Zech.7 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;
The other common made up name for this feast is Hag Ha-orim, which means 'the Feast of Lights'.
It is found in the writings of Josephus, who was a first Century Jewish historian.
This second name, however, is based upon a tradition. Supposedly, when the Jews rededicated the Temple and wanted to rekindle the lampstand, they found only enough oil for one day. It would take 8 days to make a new supply they decided to kindle and burn the remaining oil, a miracle occurred as the oil that was enough for only one day lasted for eight days ... thus, the term representing, "the Feast of Lights. This is why the Chanukah menorah has eight candles, (which is unscriptural) instead of the seven the scripture menorah has.
****They made 8 candles to commemorate this made up miracle.
The made of feast of today, Chanukah is not found anywhere in the Scriptures, as it originated during the time of history after the Book of Malachi.
There were no prophets after the book of Malachi for a long time.
It should be remembered that none of the historical books mention this fake miracle, as it originates with the "Talmud" and not with the books of the Holy Scriptures.
The historical books that speak of the Maccabean revolt as a real event are in the uninspired "Catholic" I and 2 Maccabees and they make no mention of any miracle of 8 days of oil at all!
As you can see, it is fact that this made-up feast is recorded in Rabbinic writings not found in the Holy Scriptures.
Please do not participate in any made up traditions, feasts or events
1 John 2  I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
Having said all this, above, I will ask the question, how do we handle the situation when asked about these holidays?
I will give some scriptural answers.
First I want to say, don’t let your zeal override your wisdom.
Dan.2  Then Daniel answered with counsel and wisdom….
Pss.37  The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
When speaking to someone pertaining to these holidays, you need to learn how to sidestep their words and bring them into your arena of dialogue.
An example of this would be:
If I am asked about these holidays, I would swiftly reply, we don’t do them but do you know about the feasts of God in the Bible?
Did you know that the feasts of God pertaining to the first and second coming of Messiah?
The feasts of God are so exciting and it is such a sad thing they had been deleted from most people’s knowledge.
You see I just bought them into my arena, and started asking them questions.
I learned how to do this by Yeshua in the Bible. He always answered a question with a question to get them to respond.
Luke.6  Then said Yeshua unto them, I will ask you one thing…
Luke.20  And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me…
Matt.21  And Yeshua answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing…
Don’t bombard people with facts, figures, dates and names which your opponent has no knowledge of.
Also don’t talk over your opponent while they are speaking, speak one at a time. Otherwise, you know, no one is listening to what is being said anyway.
Also remember, it is not to your advantage to get into an argument. Don’t fall into it into a debate, politely excuse yourself. By doing this you are leaving the door open for the next time you may have a chance to discuss the matter.
Always think before you speak. You need to learn before you speak how a word or phrase is going to affect someone.
If you know what you are about to say will immediately put up a wall between you two, don’t say it.
If you learn how to do this, you could use it in every situation in your life.
You can avoid many arguments, disagreements and people just shut you out.
Always try to find common ground where you know the person will agree in what you’re saying.
Most attorneys use this in their dialogue. They will never ask a question that they don’t already know the answer for the possible answer you might give.
Just saying that these holidays are pagan is not sufficient. You do need to learn how to explain in a sensible way these holidays if needed.
Remember, we are in the business of winning souls to Yeshua, not losing them.
When dialoguing with someone pertaining to these holidays, remember, there are no canned pitches, everyone is different.
Make sure you understand to whom you are speaking, what type of person they are, what is their level of understanding of the information you are trying to convey to them.
Watch body language and other telltale signs. You should know in a matter of seconds if they are even interested to hear what you have to offer.
Don’t proceed and try to prove your point, if they are unwilling to even listen to the first few sentences you come out with.
Shabbat Shalom – be safe