One in Messiah Congregation

קָּהָל אֶחָד בְּמָּשִׁיחַ


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עֲדַת יִשְׂרָאֵל


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Shabbat Shalom

 שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם


Today is December 21, 2019 – last day of the month

December - the tenth month – now the 12th month

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


 Counting today, 11 days left to this year – then 2020


We acknowledge Yehovah’s calendar: We are now in the 9th month of God called: Zech.7 [1] … the ninth month, even in Chisleu / Chislev – day 24 כִסְלֵו

כִּסְלֵו Kiclev {kis-lave'} Meaning:  Chislev  - the 9th month of the calendar corresponding to Nov-Dec



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The new moon, the tenth month, Saturday, the 28th - Teveth   טֵבֵת

Esth.2 [16] So Esther was taken unto king Ahasuerus into his house royal in the tenth month, which is the month Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign.


 “Tis the season to be pagan”

It is already around us!

I am always reminded to inform you to beware of the false image of love, false emotions, loneliness, depression, financial drain, suicide, murders 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 from the congregation, go off on your own and read or whatever.

 *Breaking News: Once upon a time, Christmas was banned in 1659 in America


Today’s Topic:

No lies please


I feel it is only appropriate to explain why we don’t observe Christmas

Some History

Breaking News

Once upon a time, Christmas was banned in 1659 in the new land know as America


Nearly all aspects of Christmas observance have their roots in pagan Roman customs and religions.

Consider the following admission from a large American newspaper (The Buffalo News, Nov. 22, 1984): “The earliest reference to Christmas being marked on Dec. 25 comes from the second century after Yeshua’ birth.

It is considered likely the first Christmas celebrations were in reaction to the Roman Saturnalia, a harvest festival that marked the winter solstice—the return of the sun—and honored Saturn, the god of sowing.

Saturnalia was a rowdy time, much opposed by the more austere leaders among the still-minority Christian sect.

Christmas developed, one scholar says, as a means of replacing worship of the sun with worship of the Son.

By 529 A.D., after Christianity had become the official state religion of the Roman Empire, Emperor Justinian made Christmas a civic holiday.

The celebration of Christmas reached its peak—some would say its worst moments—in the medieval period when it became a time for conspicuous consumption and unequaled revelry.”

Consider these quotes from the Catholic Encyclopedia, 1911 edition, under “Christmas”: “Christmas was not among the earliest festivals of the Church…The first evidence of the feast is from Egypt.” Further, “Pagan customs centring round the January calends gravitated to Christmas.”

The Encyclopedia Americana, 1956 edition, adds, “Christmas…was not observed in the first centuries of the Christian church, since the Christian usage in general was to celebrate the death of remarkable persons rather than their birth…

a feast was established in memory of this event [Messiah’s birth] in the 4th century. In the 5th century the Western church ordered the feast to be celebrated on the day of the Mithraic rites of the birth of the sun and at the close of the Saturnalia, as no certain knowledge of the day of Messiah’s birth existed.”

The following is a quote from the Encyclopedia Britannica, 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 Messiah and Mithra acquired the traits of solar seities.

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 (pseudo) Christians as Christmas, the birthday of Messiah.!!

The (pseudo) 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 not as a result of the coincidence of the celebration of the birth of Messiah 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 pseudo 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."

Look it up on you computer, Iphone, Ipad, the net…

Let’s talk about the Nativity scene

All the Nativity sets and scenes they sell are wrong

There are no "3" wise men

The wise men came to the "young child" - "in the house" not when Yeshua / Jesus 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.


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.

Can we get enjoyment for ourselves and children by these customs while the whole pretense of Christmas is made up, a lie?


You lie to your children - Can we do evil that good may come?


Let’s examine some lies you tell your children on this made up holiday

You say:

There is a merry old man with red and white clothes L

This man has eight flying reindeers, later joined by Rudolph the red nosed reindeer. L

He has a home located on or near the North Pole L

He fills socks or stockings with presents on the night of December 24thL

He enters houses through the chimney (even if you don’t have one) L

He sees you when you're sleeping L

He knows when you're awake L

He knows if you've been bad or good L

Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings L

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

He shows up at many shopping malls at the same time L

Your children’s letters get to the North Pole L

Father Christmas gets round the whole world in just one night L

How does he fit all the presents on his sleigh for everyone? L

and on and on…


We are commanded to teach our children the truth, not lies

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 [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 [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 [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.

Deut.31 [19] Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel.

Pss.34 [11] Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of Yehovah.

Pss.132 [12] If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.

Tit.2 [3] The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; -  not lies

[4] That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, not lie to them
[5] To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.


We are commanded by God - Learn not the way of the heathen

The customs of the people are vain

Jer. 10 -  Idols

[1] Hear ye the word which Yehovah speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:
[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.
[3] For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
[4] They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
[5] They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.

[6] Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O Yehovah; thou art great, and thy name is great in might.


How did the Christmas tree get started?

Germany is credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition as we now know it in the 16th century when devout false Christians brought decorated trees into their homes.

Some built Christmas pyramids of wood and decorated them with evergreens and candles, if wood was scarce.

The Christmas card

In 1843, the Christmas card was invented by a man named John Calcott Horsley, who lived Italy. He was hired by Sir Henry Cole

The Tradition of Mistletoe at Christmas

The custom of kissing under Mistletoe comes from England. The original custom was that a berry was picked from the sprig of Mistletoe before the person could be kissed and when all the berries had gone, there could be no more kissing!

Xmas is also a made up holiday celebrated by non- false Christians, or just anyone.

Watch Christmas unwrapped – The History Channel 

In closing:

We are not against having a good time, fun or parties, but when the “whole pretense” is made up, well we just, as they say, opt out.


No lie please

Rev.21 [1] And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
[2] And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

 [27] And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

Rev.22 [12] And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
[14] Blessed are they that do His commandments that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
[15] For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

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.

No lie is of the truth

Shabbat Shalom




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