One in Messiah Congregation
קָּהָל אֶחָד בְּמָּשִׁיחַ
Part of the Congregation of Israel
Happy Feast of Unleavened Bread
Shabbat Shalom שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם
Today is the Shabbat, God’s Time
Today we use the Gregorian calendar from Pope Gregory; from the 1500’s.
Today is April 15, 2014
Yehovah has His own calendar
We are now in the 1st month Nisan – ha Aviv – 15th day
**Today - A Sabbath -First day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread – ha Aviv 15 - April 15, Tuesday, starts the evening of April 14, Monday, right after the Passover meal memorial.
Messiah died for our sins and rose again for us
Isaiah Chapter 53 - Yeshua -Salvation
Over 50 references of a man are made in this chapter.
Baruch ha Shem Yeshua
hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of
the Yehovah revealed?
 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Yehovah hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his
generation? for he was cut
off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
 Yet it pleased the Yehovah to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Yehovah shall prosper in his hand.
 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
Hebrew grammar is very involved.
In Hebrew grammar, it is very important to understand the verb system in form, function and meaning. In the Hebrew Bible, there are just over 23,000 verses. In the midst of these verses are found almost 72,000 verbs.
(approx. 3 verbs to a verse)
Verbs contain person, gender and number. The Qal is the basic verbal stem. There are six derived conjugations which are constructed on the verbal root.
In the chapter, the Niphal stem with the (3ms) form is applied in many verses.
The context of a sentence is very important to watch. Some words take on different meanings pertaining to the sentence structure.
Messiah – One sacrifice for sin forever!
No blood sacrifices for sin are needed any more
Heb.7[ 27] Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once , when he offered up himself.
Heb.9[ 12] Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
 So Messiah was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
Heb.10  By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Yeshua the Messiah once for all.
 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
 But this man, Yeshua, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
Rom.6[ 10] For in that he died, he died unto sin once
1 Cor.5  Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Messiah our passover is sacrificed for us:
Eph.5  And walk in love, as Messiah also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
Phil.4  But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.
Heb.13  But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
1Pet.2  Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices,
Rom.12  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Messiah is King and High Priest
We are priests
Melchizedek - Melchisedec is a priest and means my king is righteous
Shadow of Messiah's offices, King and Priest
The "priestly" line of succession in Israel, according to God's Torah, was different from the "kingly" line. The kings were to descend from the tribe of Judah, whereas the priests were to be of the tribe of Levi. The High Priest was selected from the household of Aaron.
Messiah was to be both a King and a High Priest. It would appear impossible for the Messiah to lay claim to both offices, since He would have to be from both the tribes of Judah and Levi the unbelievers say.
However that obstacle is overcome because His, Messiah's priesthood is not of the order of the Levitical priesthood, but of the order of the Melchizedek priesthood.
Melchizedek - Melchisedec = My King is Righteous מַלְכִּי-צֶדֶק
Examples of my king:
Pss.2  Yet have I set my king
upon my holy hill of Zion.
 I will declare the decree: Yehovah hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
Pss.5 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: unto thee will I pray.
Pss.44 Thou art my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.
Pss.68 They have seen thy goings, O God; even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary.
Pss.74 For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.
Pss.84 Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O Yehovah of hosts, my King, and my God.
Bread and wine: symbolic of the body and blood of Messiah
Gen.14  And Melchizedek king of Salem, brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.  And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes, (10th) of all.
Psalm 110:  Yehovah said unto my Lord, (Messiah) Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
 Yehovah shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.
 Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.
 Yehovah hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou (Messiah) art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek
 The Lord (Messiah) at thy (the Father's) right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.
He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead
bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.
 He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.
Peter said: Acts.4: Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?  The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against Yehovah, and against his Messiah.  For of a truth against thy holy child Yeshua, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.
 Why do the heathen rage, and the people
imagine a vain thing?
 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against Yehovah, and against his anointed, (Messiah) saying,
 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
 Yet have I set my king (Messiah) upon my holy hill of Zion.
 I will declare the decree: Yehovah hath said unto me, (Messiah) Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
Acts.13 God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Yeshua again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.
Pss.2  I will declare the decree: Yehovah hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
Heb.5 So also Messiah glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, today have I begotten thee.
 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
 Serve Yehovah with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
 Kiss the Son, lest he (Messiah) be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his (Messiah) wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him. (Messiah)
Heb.5  As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec
 Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec. Psalm 110:4
Heb.6 :20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Yeshua, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. Psalm 110:4
Heb.7  For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God,
who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;
 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.
 Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.
 And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:
 But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
 And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.
 And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.
 And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.
 For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.
 If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
 For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.
 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.
 And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,
 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.
 For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. Psalm 110:4
 For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.
 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.
 And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest:
 (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, Yehovah sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:) Psalm 110:4
 By so much was Yeshua made a surety of a better testament.
 And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:
 But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.
 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
 For such an high priest became (He for) us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.
 For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.
We are priests, Yeshua is the high priest, we offer up spiritual sacrifices now
1Pet.2  Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood , to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Yeshua the Messiah .
 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood , an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
Hos. 14  Take with you words, and turn to the Yehovah: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips . *( calves are meant here as spiritual sacrifices )
Heb.13  By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
Rev. 1  And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Rev. 5  And hast made us unto our God kings and priests : and we shall reign on the earth.
Rev. 20  Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Messiah, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
We are the TEMPLE of God now
1 Cor.3  Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
1Cor.6[ 19] What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
2Cor.6[ 14] Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?[15 ] And what concord hath Messiah with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?[16 ] 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.[17 ] 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.
Messiah our Passover is sacrificed for us:
 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Messiah our Passover is sacrificed for us:
Keep the feast
 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
While we were yet
sinners, Messiah died for us
when we were yet without strength, in due time Messiah
died for the ungodly.
 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Messiah died for us.
 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
Here are the 2014 dates for the feasts and holy days
**Remember, all 2014 dates I give you start in the evening before
First Fruits, the Resurrection of Messiah – Sunday, April 20
A Sabbath - Last Day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread – ha Aviv 21 - April 21, Monday, starts the evening of April 20, Sunday
The Feast of Weeks – the 3rd month Sivan - Sunday - June 8 starts the evening of June 7th
Remember: We are counting the "Sabbaths" not omers to get to the Feast of Weeks. (Pentecost)
An "omer" is a "sheaf" of barley -עמר omer - A dry measure of 1/10 ephah (about 2 liters)
Shabbat Shalom all