One in Messiah Congregation קָּהָל אֶחָד בְּמָּשִׁיחַ

Part of the Congregation of Israel עֲדַת יִשְׂרָאֵל



 Let’s pray

 Today is March 30, 2013

Yehovah has His own calendar – Today is the 17th day of ha Aviv / Nisan


Today’s Topic

Darkness and Light

Passover and the Firstfruits

Death and the resurrection

Evil and Good

Sin and forgiveness


Of all the books in the world, I believe the Bible is the only one that has true shadows of future events. This is proof of divine inspiration from God.

By shadows, I mean incidences, characters and events in TaNAK that occur in what seems to be the ordinary course of events, but which was arranged by God Himself  to be a forecast, picture or shadow of some great spiritual fact or truth. There are many shadows of the Messiah and future events which include the end of the world.

Only after many years of study, prayer and fasting can once see the hidden spiritual truths that are in Scripture.


Let's talk about day and night and the seasons.

Below I have put together a few verses to show pictures, shadows and forecasts to show the many ways the words darkness and light are used.

Shadows of the resurrection of the Sun, Son – Messiah

I have always thought of the rising of the sun in the mornings as the shadow of the Messiah's resurrection and the Sun of God arising in a hearts.

Mal.4[2] But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings;

Night and darkness with its sleep, rest, and quietness seemed to suggest symbols of death.

The sunrise and the awakening of the next morning are to me, a constant reminder of life and the resurrection.

As we know, even the winter months are symbols of death. Everything is frozen, dead, no life.

God's New Year in the spring is a symbol of life. Everything arises and is born again, does that sound familiar?


Messiah is our Passover

1Cor.5[7] …For even Messiah our Passover is sacrificed for us:


Messiah is the FirstFruits

1Cor.15 [23] … Messiah the firstfruits

1Cor.15 [20] But now is Messiah risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.(dead)


Messiah is the resurrection

John.11[24] …[25] Yeshua said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:


Messiah is the Light of this world

John.8[12] Then spake Yeshua again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

John.9[5] As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

1John.1 [5] … God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.


Out of darkness, death cometh the light, life

Gen.1[1] In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
[2] And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

[3] And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

[4] And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

[5] And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. [16] And God made two great lights;

the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.


[17] And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, [18] And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

1Thes.5 [5] Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.


Pictures, examples of darkness, death and life are everywhere

We are children of Light, Life – the Resurrection

Luke.20 [36] … and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection

1John.3[10] … the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil

John.5[29] And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

1Pet.2[9] 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:

2Pet.1 [19] We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts

We are lights of this world

Matt.5[14] Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.[15] Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all at are in the house.[16] Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Messiah - Luke.1[79] To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace

Messiah -  Luke.2[32] A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

Luke.11[33] No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.[34] The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.

Which are you above?

[35] Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.[36] If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.

2Tim.1 [8] Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;[9] Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Messiah Yeshua before the world began,[10] But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Yeshua Messiah, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.

John.1[4] In him was life; and the life was the light of men.[5] And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.[7] The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.[8] He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.[9] That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

John.3[19] And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.[20] For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.[21] But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

Messiah - John.5[35] He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

John.11[9] Yeshua answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.[10] But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.

The children of light

John.12[35] Then Yeshua said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.[36] While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light

[46] I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

Acts.13  Paul was sent to be a light

[47] For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.

Acts.26[13] At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.[18] To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.[23] That Messiah should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.

Jas.1[17] Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

1Tim.6 [16] Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

Messiah - Matt.4[16] The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.


Here is a shadow, picture of the Messiah


[1] Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.
2] He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.
3] The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.
4] He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.
5] They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.
6] He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.
7] In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.
8] He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.
9] They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.
10] The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
11] Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.
12] For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.
13] He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.
14] He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.
15] And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised.
16] There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.
17] His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.
18] Blessed be Yehovah God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.
19] And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.


The Resurrection of Messiah is of utmost importance for us today

Let’s read what Paul has said:


[1] Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2] By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

[3] For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Messiah died for our sins according to the scriptures;

[4] And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

[5] And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
6] After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.[7] After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
8] And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.
9] For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
10] But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
11] Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.

[12] Now if Messiah be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?

[13] But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Messiah not risen:[14] And if Messiah be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
[15] Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Messiah: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.
[16] For if the dead rise not, then is not Messiah raised:
[17] And if Messiah be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
[18] Then they also which are fallen asleep in Messiah are perished.
[19] If in this life only we have hope in Messiah, we are of all men most miserable.

[20] But now is Messiah risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

[21] For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
22] For as in Adam all die, even so in Messiah shall all be made alive.
23] But every man in his own order: Messiah the firstfruits; afterward they that are Messiah's at his coming.

[24] Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
25] For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
26] The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

[27] For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith, all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
28] And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

[29] Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?
[30] And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?
[31] I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Messiah Yeshua our Lord, I die daily.
[32] If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.

[33] Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

[34] Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

[35] But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?

[36] Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:

37] And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain:
38] But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.

No Evolution

[39] All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.
40] There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
41] There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.

42] So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
43] It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:

[44] It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

[45] And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

[46] Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

[47] The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
48] As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.

[49] And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

[50] Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

[51] Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep (be dead), but we shall all be changed,
52] In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53] For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54] So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

[55] O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
56] The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

[57] But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Yeshua Messiah.

[58] Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.


In the end of this world, to the beginning again:

Rev.22 [5] And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.


In closing, you can see the whole Bible is about light and darkness, about life and death from Genesis right through Revelation.

I only displayed a few verses that show this shadow, picture.

Join us and be children of light with the resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah.

Tomorrow we will meet at 12 o'clock and we will talk about the death and resurrection of the Messiah in the Gospels and other places.

Shabbat shalom

See you tomorrow, Lord willing

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