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

 A part of the Congregation of Israel

 עֲדַת יִשְׂרָאֵל

 Shabbat Shalom

 שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם

 Let’s pray

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

 Today is December 3rd, 2016

 

December -- the 10th monthnow the 12th month

Middle English decembre
Old French decembre
Latin december "tenth month"
Latin decem "ten" + -ber (adj. suffix)

December had 30 days, until Numa when it had 29 days, until Julius when it became 31 days long.

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 Yehovah has His own calendar

 

We are now in the 9th month called Chislev - day 3, of the God of Israel

 

Zech.7 [1] And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Darius, that the word of Yehovah came unto Zechariah in the fourth day of the ninth month, even in Chislev; לַ חֹדֶשׁ הַתְּשִׁעִי־־בְּ כִסְלֵו

 

A part of December 2016 / January 2017

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Tis the season to be pagan” is already around us!

I am reminded always to inform you to beware of: The false image of love, false emotions,, false feelings, false thoughts, false accusations, imaginations, loneliness, depression, financial drain, more debt, and suicide or murder.

Also be aware of 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 from the congregation, go off on your own and read or whatever.

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Here is some information:

Kwanzaa - Ron Karenga (aka Dr. Maulana Ron Karenga) invented the seven-day feast, Dec. 26-Jan. 1, in 1966, branding it a black alternative to Christmas.

The idea was to celebrate the end of what he considered the Christmas-season exploitation of African Americans.

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And then there is a false Chanukah we will talk about real soon.

Simple information for you to know to discuss with other people:

The first dedication / Hanukkah in scripture, was in the 7th month, ha Ethanim, 1Kings. 8:2 (Sept. - Oct.) not December

 

The second dedication/ Hanukkah in scripture, was during Adar – February / March – Esth. 3 [7] - not December

 

No 8 days of oil are found in the 2 book of Maccabees  but in the Talmud

 

No 8 or 9 candlestick menorah in Scripture (only 7 and very important)

 

Dreidel: Play a German Gambling Game? Oh no...

 

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We are commanded by God

Learn not the way of the heathen

 

Jer.10 [2] Thus saith Yehovah, Learn not the way of the heathen , and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. The customs of the people are vain [3] For the customs of the people are vain

 

Jer. 16 [19] Yehovah, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.

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Before I start this Sabbath, I always feel I need to mention that the Sabbath is not "a service" for an hour and a half, but the Sabbath is a "whole 24 hr. day" to the God of Israel, the 4th Commandment.

 

 The word Sabbath is "60 times" in the Gospels and letters

Luke 23:56 below, calls the Sabbath a Commandment and a rest as in the 10 Commandments - Exodus 20 and Deut. 5

Luke 23:56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the Sabbath day according to the commandment. (In - Exodus 20 and Deut. 5)

 

 Question: S0 why are we here today?

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

[10] But the seventh day is the Sabbath of Yehovah 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 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.

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Lev. 23 [1] And Yehovah spake unto Moses, saying,[2] Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them,

Concerning the feasts of Yehovah, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.

[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 Yehovah in all your dwellings.

 

Within your gates - in all your dwellings

 

Unto this day, some people are still breaking the 4th commandment each week by not keeping the Sabbath as it is described above.

 

I shall again define a few words for you:

Remember

זכר 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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Holy Convocation

מקרא  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

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

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No Servile work - melakat avodah   מְלֶאכֶת עֲבֹדָה

עֲבֹדָה  avodah - work of any kind: act, bondservant, labor, service, tillage, work

מְלֶאכֶת  melakat – occupation

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Dwelling

משׁב/מושׁב  môshâv - seat, assembly, dwelling-place, dwelling, your  situation, location, (at) time of dwelling

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Today’s Topic:

Yehovah's Feasts vs. Pagan Holidays

 

The fall feast and holy days of Yehovah are over for 2016 now

 

Let’s compare

The myth of Christmas

I feel it is only appropriate to read about Christmas

Facts:

Christmas tree origin from Germany 1500's
Brought to United States different times by German Immigrants

Christmas, known as XMAS - Once Upon A Time, Christmas was banned in 1659 in America

Catholic Church won – watch History channel’s “Christmas unwrapped” on YouTube

 

Received by:

Connecticut 1777
Pennsylvania 1821
Decorated Ohio 1847
National Christmas tree created in 1923
Became a National Holiday 1870

Some silly people sing to their dressed up dead evergreen tree, O Christmas tree

 O Christmas tree” is a traditional German Christmas Carol

(Sing to a tree dead or not, No!)
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All the lies you tell your children on Xmas

 

You say:

There is a Santa Claus and he is a merry old man with red and white clothes – There is a Mrs. Claus

 

Catholic St. Nicholas

 

In 1823 the famous poem 'A Visit from St. Nicholas' or 'T'was the Night before Christmas', was published. Dr Clement Clarke Moore later claimed that he had written it for his children. (Some scholars now believe that it was actually written by Henry Livingston, Jr., who was a distant relative of Dr Moore's wife.) The poem describes St. Nicholas with eight reindeer and gives them their names. They became really well known in the song 'Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer', written in 1949.

 

In the 16th Century in northern Europe, after the reformation from the Catholic church, the stories and traditions about St. Nicholas became unpopular.

But someone had to deliver presents to children at Christmas, so in the UK, particularly in England, he became 'Father Christmas' or 'Old Man Christmas', an old character from stories plays during the middle ages in the UK and parts of northern Europe.

In France, he was then known as 'Père Nöel' in Germany, the 'Christ Kind'.

In the early USA his name was 'Kris Kringle'.

Later, Dutch settlers in the USA took the old stories of St. Nicholas with them and Kris Kringle became 'Sinterklaas' or as we now say 'Santa Claus'!

Many countries, especially ones in Europe, celebrate St. Nicholas' Day on 6th December.

In Holland and some other European Countries, children leave clogs or shoes out on the 5th December (St. Nicholas Eve) to be filled with presents.

They also believe that if they leave some hay and carrots in their shoes for Sinterklaas's horse, they will be left some sweets.

St. Nicholas became popular again in the Victorian era when writers, poets and artists rediscovered and embellished the old stories.

The UK Father Christmas and the American Santa Claus became more and more alike over the years and are now one and the same.

Some people say that Santa lives at the North Pole. In Finland, they say that he lives in the north part of their country called Lapland.

But everyone agrees that he travels through the sky on a sledge that is pulled by reindeer, that he comes into houses down the chimney at night and places presents for the children in socks or bags by their beds, in front of the family Christmas tree, or by the fire place.

On January 1st 1881, Harper's Weekly published Thomas Nast's most famous image of Santa, complete with a big red belly, an arm full of toys and smoking a pipe!

This image of Santa became very popular, with more artists drawing Santa in his red and white costume from 1900 to 1930.

You say now, even in 2016:

He, Santa has a home located on or near the North Pole

He, Santa fills socks or stockings with presents on the night of December 24th.

He, Santa enters houses through the chimney with presents

He, Santa sees you when you're sleeping

He, Santa knows when you're awake

He, Santa knows if you've been bad or good

Sounds like Santa replaced God

 

Decorate and Sing to a dead evergreen tree - O Christmas tree

Every time a bell (on a Xmas tree) rings an angel gets his wings

Tell the children the elves make the toys at the North Pole

Tell the children to leave out milk and cookies for Santa

Tell the children to write letters to Santa

Oh yes, they tell the children Jesus was born on Dec. 25

 

These tales above are all lies, none of these are in scripture, and they are made up stories embellished from the past.

 

Christmas - Xmas

The following is a quote from the Encyclopedia Brittanica, Volume 11 ; page 390.

"During the later periods of Roman history, sun worship gained in importance and ultimately led to what has been called a 'solar monotheism.' Nearly all the gods of the period were possessed of Solar qualities, and both Christ and Mithra acquired the traits of solar deities.

The feast of Sol and Victus (open unconquered Sun) on December 25th was celebrated with great joy, and eventually this date was taken over by the Christians as Christmas, the birthday of Christ. !

The Christians were trying to get more converts So they adapted a pagan holiday to their worship to appease the pagans in 336 AD.

 

The Encyclopedia Britannica reports that "The traditional customs connected with Christmas have developed from several sources as a result of the coincidence of the celebration of the birth of Christ with the pagan agricultural and solar observations at midwinter. In the Roman world the Saturnalia (December 17) was a time of merrymaking and exchange of gifts.

December 25 was also regarded as the birth date of the Iranian mystery god Mithra, the Sun of Righteousness

 

Colliers Encyclopedia agrees. Quote: "After the triumph of Constantine, the church at Rome assigned December 25 as the date for the celebration of the feast, possibly about A.D. 320 or 353. By the end of the fourth century the whole Christian world was celebrating Christmas on that day, with the exception of the Eastern churches, where it was celebrated on January 6. The choice of December 25 was probably influenced by the fact that on this day the Romans celebrated the Mithraic feast of the Sun-god (natalis solis invicti), and that the Saturnalia also came at this time."

 

Both encyclopedias plainly reveal that the source of the celebration of December 25 is the birthday of Mithra, the pagan sun god.

Sun worshippers since the time of Babel recognized this time of year in honor of their gods.

1st century believers, taught personally by Christ, did not celebrate His birthday. 2nd century theologians condemned the thought. Only after severe persecution, destruction and inaccessibility of biblical scripture and the blending of pagan doctrine with the worship of God was the Mithraic celebration of December 25th proclaimed to be "Christian" in nature.

These facts are well documented. They can be found in any encyclopedia. There is no way to "Christianize" the birthday of the sun god. Anyone with access to an encyclopedia or the internet today can know better than those with theological degrees of yesteryear!

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John tells us:

1 John 2 [21] 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

Rev.21 [8] But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars,

shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

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All the Nativity sets and scenes are wrong, there are no "3" wise men

 

The wise men came to the "young child" - "in the house" not when Yeshua was a babe lying in a manger.

 

Matt.2 [1] Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, [ 2] Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.[ 3] When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.[ 4] And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.[5] And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,[ 6] And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.[ 7] Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men , inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.[ 8] And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.[ 9] When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.[10 ] When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
[11] And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.[12] And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.[13 ] And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.[14 ] When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:[15 ] And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.[16] Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.[ 17] Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,[18 ] In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.[19] But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,[20] Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child 's life.[21 ] And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.[22 ] But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee:[ 23] And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.
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Shepherds, not 3 wise men came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger

 

Luke 2 [1 ] And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.[ 2] (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)[3 ] And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.[ 4] And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)[ 5] To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.[6 ] And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.[7 ] And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.[8] And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.[ 9] And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.[10] And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.[11 ] For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.[12 ] And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.[13 ] And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,[14 ] Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.[15] And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.[16] And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. [17] And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.[18 ] And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
[19] But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.[20 ] And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

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Now all God’s Holy days and Feasts are in scripture and are true.

God’s New Year is in Spring – Exodus 12:2

 

The Spring Holy days and Feasts were shadows of the first coming of Lord Yeshua.

 

The Fall Holy days and Feast are shadows of the second coming of Lord Yeshua in the future in God’s 7th month ha Ethanim. I kings 8:2

 

In short, you better hear the sound of the "Trumpet", you better be "Atoned" if you want to "Tabernacle" with our Lord Yeshua thought out eternity

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Here are "7" other Sabbaths besides the weekly 7th day Sabbath in the Holy days and Feasts of the God of Israel.

 

We keep these feasts and holy days today with the spiritual understanding of Yeshua as the focal point.

 

There are "7" other holy days which are treated like a Sabbath

NO WORK - NO BUYING or SELLING

1 – 3 – 7

 

The 1st month, the 3rd month, and the 7th month

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Lev. 23

The 1st month

The feast of unleavened bread חַג הַמַּצּוֹת - 15th day

 

1 *** [7] In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

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2 *** [8] But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto Yehovah seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. 21th day

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The 3rd month

The feast of weeks חַג הַשָּׁבֻעוֹת (always on Sunday or the first day)

 

3 *** [21] And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.

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 The 7th month

  Memorial of blowing of trumpets זִכְרוֹן תְּרוּעָה - 1st day

 

4 *** [24] Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.


[25] Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto Yehovah.

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 The Day of Atonement - יוֹם הַכִּפֻּרִים   10th day

5 *** [27] Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto Yehovah.

[28] And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before Yehovah your God.

[29] For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.

[30] And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people.

[31] Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

[32] It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.

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The feast of tabernacles חַג הַסֻּכּוֹת

6 *** [35] On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. 15th day


7 *** [36] Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto Yehovah: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto Yehovah: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein. 22nd day

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We are commanded to teach our children the truth

Lev.10 [11] And that ye may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which Yehovah hath spoken unto them by the hand of Moses.

Deut.4 [10] Specially the day that thou stoodest before Yehovah thy God in Horeb, when Yehovah said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.

Deut.4 [9] Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons; [10] Specially the day that thou stoodest before Yehovah thy God in Horeb, when Yehovah said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.

Deut.6 [6] And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: [7] And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

Deut.11 [18] Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. [19] And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

Matt.28 [19] Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: [20] Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo,

I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Shabbat Shalom

Tis the season to be pagan” is already around us!

I am reminded always to inform you to beware of: The false image of love, false emotions,, false feelings, false thoughts, false accusations, imaginations, loneliness, depression, financial drain, more debt, and suicide or murder.

Also be aware of 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 from the congregation, go off on your own and read or whatever.

 

Shabbat Shalom