One in Messiah Congregation

  קָּהָל אֶחָד בְּמָּשִׁיחַ

 

27 S. Maple Street, Hohenwald, Tn. 38462

 Phone – 615 712-3931

 Or 615 591-9820

 

 http://OneinMessiah.net

 

  Email: ministermalachi@comcast.net

 

 A part of the Congregation of Israel

    עֲדַת יִשְׂרָאֵל

 

Today we use the Gregorian calendar from Pope Gregory; from the 1500’s

May 31, 2020 – the last day of this month

 

Yehovah God has His own calendar, which is deleted from the world 

 

We are still in the 3rd month of God called Sivan

 

Esth.8 [9] Then were the king's scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, סִיוָן , day 7

We did it again! We counted the 7 Sabbaths

Lev.23 [15] and you shall count unto you from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven Sabbaths shall be complete:

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

 

Our seven week journey again, spiritually speaking, we observe in memorial to meet God again on Mt. Sinai, to receive the Law (10 commandments) and the giving of the Holy Spirit

 

From slaves in Egypt (our last lives of sin) to the people of God

 

Feast of Weeks – Pentecost (50) - the Feast of Harvest

Offering time

 

None shall appear before me empty

 

Exod.23 [14] Three times you shall keep a feast unto me in the year.

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


[16] And 
the feast of harvest, the first fruits of your labors, which you hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when you hast gathered in your labors out of the field.

[17] Three times in the year all your males shall appear before the Lord Yehovah.

 

Praise Yah

  How did you do?

Did you overcome anything?

 

Today’s topic:

 

Feast of Weeks / Harvest

 

The giving of the Law and Spirit

 

The giving of the law / Torah

Exod.20

[1] And God spoke all these words, saying,
[2] I am 
Yehovah your God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
[3] You 
shall have no other gods before me.
[4] You shall not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of 
anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
[5] You shall not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I 
Yehovah your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
[6] And 
showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
[7] You shall not take the name of 
Yehovah your God in vain; for Yehovah will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain.
[8] Remember the 
Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
[9] Six days 
shall you labor, and do all your work:
[10] But the seventh day is the 
Sabbath of Yehovah your God: in it you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger that is within your gates:
[11] For in six days 
Yehovah made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore Yehovah blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.
[12] 
Honor your father and your mother: that your days may be long upon the land which Yehovah your God giveth thee.
[13] You shall not kill.
[14] You shall not commit adultery.
[15] You shall not steal.
[16] You shall not bear false witness against your 
neighbor.
[17] You shall not covet your 
neighbor’s house, you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is your neighbor’s.
[18] And all the people saw the 
thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.
[19] And they said unto Moses, Speak you with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
[20] And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your 
faces that you sin not.
[21] And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.
[22] And 
Yehovah said unto Moses, Thus you shall say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.
[23] Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall you make unto you gods of gold.
[24] An altar of earth you 
shall make unto me, and shall sacrifice thereon your burnt offerings, and your peace offerings, your sheep, and your oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.
[25] And if you will make me an altar of stone, you 
shall not build it of hewn stone: for if you lift up your tool upon it, you hast polluted it.
[26] Neither 
shall you go up by steps unto mine altar, that your nakedness be not discovered thereon.

The giving of the Spirit to the Jews

Acts 2

[1] And when the day of Pentecost (Feast of Weeks) was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
[2] And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled 
all the house where they were sitting.
[3] And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
[4] And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

 

Feast of weeks – just Jews at this time

[5] And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
[6] Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
[7] And they were all amazed and 
marveled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?
[8] And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
[9] 
Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,
[10] Phrygia, and 
Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,
[11] 
Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
[12] And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, 
what does this means?
[13] Others mocking said, 
these men are full of new wine.

[14] But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all you that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:
[15] For these are not drunken, as you suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.
[16] But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

 

Joel 2

[28] And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
[29] And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
[30] And I will 
show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
[31] The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of 
Yehovah come.
[32] And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of 
Yehovah shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as Yehovah hath said, and in the remnant whom Yehovah shall call.

Back to Acts 2

[17] And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
[18] And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
[19] And I will 
show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke:
[20] The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
[21] And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

[22] Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Yeshua of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as you yourselves also know:
[23] Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, you have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
[24] Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be 
holden of it.
[25] For David 
speaks concerning him, I foresaw Yehovah always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

 From Psalms:

Pss.16 [8] I have set Yehovah always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

 [9] Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
[10] For you will not leave my soul in hell; neither will you suffer 
Your Holy One to see corruption.

 Back to Acts 2

[26] Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:
[27] Because you will not leave my soul in hell, neither will you suffer 
your Holy One to see corruption.

[28] You have made known to me the ways of life; you shall make me full of joy with your countenance.
[29] Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the
patriarch David that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulcher is with us unto this day.
[30] Therefore
being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Messiah to sit on his throne;
[31] He seeing this before 
spoke of the resurrection of Messiah, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
[32] This 
Yeshua hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
[33]
Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which you now see and hear.

[34] For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he says himself, Yehovah said unto my Lord, Sit you on my right hand,
[35] Until I make your foes your footstool.
[36] Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same 
Yeshua, whom you have crucified, both Lord and Messiah.
[37] Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
[38] Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of 
Yeshua the Messiah for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
[39] For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
[40] And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, 
save yourselves from this untoward generation.
[41] Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
[42] And they continued 
steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
[43] And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
[44] And all that believed were together, and had all things common
;
[45] And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
[46] And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
[47] Praising God, and having 
favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

 

The giving of the Spirit to the Gentiles

Acts 10

[1] There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,
[2] A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God 
always.

[3] He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.

[4] And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, what is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and your alms are come up for a memorial before God.

[5] And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter:

[6] He lodges with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what you ought to do.

[7] And when the angel which spoke unto Cornelius was departed, he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually;

[8] And when he had declared all these things unto them, he sent them to Joppa.

[9] On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:

[10] And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,

[11] And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:
[12] Wherein were all manner of 
four-footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.

[13] And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.

[14] But Peter said, Not so, Yehovah; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean.

[15] And the voice spoke unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not you common.

[16] This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.

[17] Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made inquiry for Simon's house, and stood before the gate,
[18] And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed Peter, were lodged there.

[19] While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee.
[20] Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them.

[21] Then Peter went down to the men who were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold; I am he whom you seek: what is the cause wherefore you are come?

[22] And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feared God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words of thee.

[23] Then called he them in, and lodged them. And on the morrow Peter went away with them, and certain brethren from Joppa accompanied him.

[24] And the morrow after they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius waited for them, and had called together his kinsmen and near friends.

[25] And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.
[26] But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.

[27] And as he talked with him, he went in, and found many that were come together.

[28] And Peter said unto them, You know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation;

but God hath showed me that I should not call “any man” common or unclean.

[29] Therefore came I unto you without gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for: I ask therefore for what intent you have sent for me?

[30] And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing,

[31] And said, Cornelius, your prayer is heard, and your alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God.

[32] Send therefore to Joppa, and call hither Simon, whose surname is Peter; he is lodged in the house of one Simon a tanner by the sea side: who, when he cometh, shall speak unto thee.

[33] Immediately therefore I sent to thee;

and you hast well done that you art come.

Now therefore are we all here present before God, to hear all things that are commanded thee of God.

[34] Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
[35] But in every nation he that fears Him, and works righteousness, is accepted with him.
[36] The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by 
Yeshua the Messiah: (He is Lord of all)

[37] That word, I say, you know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;
[38] How God anointed 
Yeshua of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

[39] And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree:

[40] Him God raised up the third day, and showed him openly;
[41] Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead.

[42] And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.

[43] To Him, Yeshua give all the prophets witness, that through His name whosoever believeth in Him shall receive remission of sins.

[44] While Peter yet spoke these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.

[45] And they of the circumcision (Jews) which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.

[46] For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God.

Then answered Peter, can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we (Jews)?

[48] And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord Yeshua.

Then prayed they him to tarry certain days

 

Baptism at Ephesus

Acts 19

[1] And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples,
[2] He said unto them, Have 
you received the Holy Ghost since you believed? And they said unto him, we have not so much as heard whether there is any Holy Ghost.

[3] And he said unto them, unto what then were you baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism.

[4] Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Messiah Yeshua.

[5] When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Yeshua.

[6] And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spoke with tongues, and prophesied.

[7] And all the men were about twelve.

 

In closing: At sundown, tonight, the Spring Feasts and Holy days are over again.

One more time in the 21 century we proclaim:

 

Happy:

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

Feast of Harvest Hag ha katseer - חַג הַקָּצִיר

Pentecost πεντηκοστή - pentēkostē

 

Thank you for joining us, as we join Yeshua

 

May the Holy Spirit be upon you all

 

Shabbat Shalom

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