One in Messiah Congregation

 קָּהָל אֶחָד בְּמָּשִׁיחַ

 27 S. Maple Street, Hohenwald, Tn. 38462

Phone – 615 712-3931

Or 615 591-9820

  A part of the Congregation of Israel

  עֲדַת יִשְׂרָאֵל

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


Today is December 31th, 2016


The last Sabbath of this year


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.


Next week we will be in 2017

January -- Janus's month

Middle English Januarie
Latin Januarius "of Janus"
Latin Janu(s) "Janus" + -arius "ary (pertaining to)"
Latin Januarius mensis "month of Janus"

Janus is the Roman god of gates and doorways, depicted with two faces looking in opposite directions. His festival month is January.


Happy new moon


Yehovah has His own calendar

We are now in God’s 10th month Tevet

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.

טֵבֵת  some say it means “goodness”


End of December 2016, a part of January / February 2017


Yesterday evening when Sabbath started, we read all the chapters in Scripture pertaining to the 10th month, Tevet, it was a wonderful reading.


Today’s Topic:

Recap of 2016

it seems like the years are going faster and faster

We moved our church from Nashville Tennessee to Hohenwald Tennessee.

We met a variety of Torah observant people.

Many of these people were participants in conspiracy theories, unfounded “end of the world” scenarios.

We also met people that were new to Torah and just could not let loose of their old doctrines.

Nothing has changed; we met many people, none of them stayed.

Many people call us on the phone and talk for hours, enjoy the conversation, say they are coming, and we never see them.

We even visit people, have a great time; people say they’re going to visit us, and we never see them.

We lost people on the Internet this year. There is still no closure why some of these people departed.

I officiated over one marriage. This Torah couple are having a child, this would be the first Torah baby added to our congregation


Counting today = 59 studies in 2016, mostly on a Sabbath day

I spoke about God’s New Year, First fruit, 4 Holy days and 3 Feasts which were Sabbaths.

I spoke of God’s calendar

I spoke of Purim

I spoke of the 7 week spiritual journey to meet God again (toward Feast of Weeks), which most of the world missed again

I spoke about all the origins of the pagan Holidays, which most of the world participates in.


I would like to go over the titles of the subjects that I spoke about this year, I believe there’s a message in that.

Starting from the end of the year

Winter again

Who Are You Following? 12/24/2016 Chislev 24

Embellished Lies Are Still Lies 12/17/2016 - Chislev 17

A Taste of the Spiritual 12/10/2016 - Chislev 10

Feasts of Yehovah VS Pagan Holidays 12/3/2016 - Chislev 3

Obey the God of Israel and His Commandments 11/26/2016 - Bool 25

Yehovah's Law and Order 11/19/2016 - Bul 18

Be an Example Of A Believer in Messiah 11/12/2016 - Bul 11

Who changed the 7th day Sabbath of God? 11/5/2016 - the 8th month, Bul 4

By Love Serve One Another 10/29/2016 - ha Ethanim 27

Last Day Great Day 10/24/2016 - ha Ethanim 22

Beware, the False Feasts, Holidays Are At Hand again - 10/22/2016 - ha Ethanim 20

**Happy Feast of tabernacles 10/17/2016 - ha Ethanin 15

God Wants To Tabernacle among Us And In Us 10/15/016 - ha Ethanim 13

**A Day of Atonement 10/12/2016 - ha ethanim 10

Focus on Relevancy to Truth 10/8/2016 - ha Ethanim 6

**Memorial of Trumpets 10/3/2016 - ha Ethanim 1, the 7th month

Time Again To Clear Up All False Holiday Lies 10/1/2016 - Elul 29

Seems Like A Good Time To Go Over The Sabbath 9/24/2016 - Elul 22

Bible 101 Terms 9/17/2016 - Elul 15

Preparation for The Fall Holy Days 9/10/2016 - Elul 8


Season of Fall above

Recap of the Coming Fall Holy Days and Feast for 9/3/2016 - 6th month, Elul, first day

Oversee, Supervise, Manager, Your Lives And The Word Of God 8/27/2016 - 5th month, 23rd day

How, Where Is the Lord Yeshua Coming Back? 8/20/2016 - 5th month, 16th day

Heaven, to be with God Forever 8/13/2016 - 5th month, 9th day

Satan, Hell, Lake of Fire Forever? 8/6/2016 - 5th month, 2nd day

Bible 101 questions 7/30/2016

Some Songs in Scripture to Take To Heart - 7/23/2016 - 4th month, 18th day

What Do You Confess and teach Pertaining to God? - 7/16/2016 - 4th month, no name, 11th day

Who Should I Believe, Where Should I Attend, Which Bible? 7/9/2016 - 4th month, no name, 4th day

Be Aware Of Every Wind of Doctrine - Part2 - 7/2/2016

Be aware of Every Wind Of Doctrine 6/25/2016 - Sivan 19

Onward In God after the Feast Of Weeks 6/18/2016 - Sivan 12


Season of Summer above

** 7 - Feast Of Weeks 6/12/2016 - Sivan 6

6 - Receiving from Our Father - 6/11/2016 - Sivan 5

5 - Counting the Cost Again 6/4/2016 - Ziv 28

4 - It Is All About Faith - 5/28/2016 - Ziv 21

3 - Time and Judgment 5/21/2016 - Ziv 14

2 - They Were Told To Tarry Until - 5/14/2016 - Ziv 7

1 - Our Testimony - The Record of Our Short Lives - 5/7/2016 - Nisan 29

** - Our Seven Week Journey 4/30/2016

**Last Day Feast of Unleavened Bread 4/29/2016

**First fruits - Messiah - the resurrection - 4/23/2016 - Nisan 16

**Feast of Unleavened Bread - A Memorial, Ordinance, Sabbath, Shadow of Messiah - 4/23/2016 - Nisan 15

A Review Of A Passover Haggadah Service 4/16/2016 - Nisan 8

**Happy New Year again 4/9/2016 - Nisan 1 - ha Aviv


Whatever It Takes Endure! 4/2/2016 - Adar2, 23rd day

Things Not To Do At A Passover Seder 3/26/2016 - Adar 2, 16th day

Review of the Sabbath and Spring Feasts 3/19/2016 - Adar 2, 9th day

Spring Feasts Of Yehovah Are Coming again 3/12/2016 - Adar 2, Day 2


Season of Spring above

Choices, Decisions, We Make 3/5/2016 - Adar 25

Some Verses of the Beginning and End 2/27/2016 - Adar 18

A Short Review of Purim 2/20/2016 Adar 11

Talk of All His, God's Wondrous Works 2/13/2016 - Adar 4

Yeshua Said I Am the Way - 2/6/2016 - Sh'vat 26

A New Creature - Born Again - Converted Unto the God of Israel 1/30/2016 - Sh'vat 19

No More Daily Sacrifice Nor Sin Sacrifices Needed - 1/23/2016 - Sh'vat 12

How Long Halt Ye between 2 Opinions 1/15/2016 - Sh'vat 5

Fasting and Prayer - 1/9/2016 - Tevet 28

Season of Winter


Gen.8 [22] While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.


Tonight is the Gregorian New Year, how did this form?

The celebration of the New Year on January 1st is a relatively new phenomenon.

The earliest recording of a New Year celebration is believed to have been in Mesopotamia, 2000 B.C. and was celebrated around the time of the vernal equinox, in mid-March.


A variety of other dates tied to the seasons were also used by various ancient cultures. The Egyptians, Phoenicians, and Persians began their new year with the fall equinox, and the Greeks celebrated it on the winter solstice.


Early Roman calendar: March 1st Rings in the New Year


The early Roman calendar designated March 1 as the New Year.


The calendar had just ten months, beginning with March. That the New Year once began with the month of March is still reflected in some of the names of the months. September through December, our ninth through twelfth months, were originally positioned as the seventh through tenth months (septem is Latin for "seven," octo is "eight," novem is "nine," and decem is "ten."

January Joins the Calendar


The first time the new year was celebrated on January 1st was in Rome in 153 B.C.


In fact, the month of January did not even exist until around 700 B.C., when the second king of Rome, Numa Pontilius, added the months of January and February.


The new year was moved from March to January because that was the beginning of the civil year, the month that the two newly elected Roman consuls—the highest officials in the Roman republic—began their one-year tenure. But this New Year date was not always strictly and widely observed, and the New Year was still sometimes celebrated on March 1.


Julian calendar: January 1st Officially Instituted as the New Year


In 46 B.C. Julius Caesar introduced a new, solar-based calendar that was a vast improvement on the ancient Roman calendar, which was a lunar system that had become wildly inaccurate over the years. The Julian calendar decreed that the New Year would occur with January 1, and within the Roman world, January 1 became the consistently observed start of the New Year.


Middle Ages: January 1st Abolished


In medieval Europe, however, the celebrations accompanying the New Year were considered pagan and un- pseudo Christian like, and in 567 the Council of Tours abolished January 1 as the beginning of the year. At various times and in various places throughout medieval pseudo Christian Europe, the New Year was celebrated on:


Dec. 25, the birth of YeshuaNO!

March 1

March 25 the Feast of the Annunciation


Looks like the Catholics took over above


Gregorian calendar: January 1st Restored


In 1582, the Gregorian calendar reform restored January 1 as New Year’s Day.


Although most Catholic countries adopted the Gregorian calendar almost immediately, it was only gradually adopted among Protestant countries.


The British, for example, did not adopt the reformed calendar until 1752.

Until then, the British Empire —and their American colonies— still celebrated the New Year in March.




When Julius Caesar (100-44 B.C.) crafted the Julian calendar in 46 B.C., he moved the beginning of the year to January 1. Even after the introduction of the Gregorian calendar in 1582, January 1 continued to be recognized as the first day of the year in most places.


However, up until 1752, England and its American colonies started the New Year with March 25, representing the spring equinox.


The equinox, which occurs each spring and fall, is the date on which the sun shines most directly on the equator and day and night are roughly equal length.


Under this system, March 24, 1700, was followed by March 25, 1701.


In 1752, the British government declared that January 1 would begin the New Year.


Source: Asimov, Isaac. Asimov on Numbers, p. 159.



A Judaism source


In 46 B.C.E. the Roman emperor Julius Caesar first established January 1 as New Year’s Day. Janus was the Roman god of doors and gates, and had two faces, one looking forward and one back.  Caesar felt that the month named after this god (“January”) would be the appropriate “door” to the year.


Caesar celebrated the first January 1 New Year by ordering the violent routing of revolutionary Jewish forces in the Galilee. Eyewitnesses say blood flowed in the streets.  In later years, Roman pagans observed the New Year by engaging in drunken orgies—a ritual they believed constituted a personal re-enacting of the chaotic world that existed before the cosmos was ordered by the gods.


As pseudo Christianity spread, pagan holidays were either incorporated into the pseudo Christian calendar or abandoned altogether.  By the early medieval period most of pseudo Christian Europe regarded Annunciation Day (March 25) as the beginning of the year.


(According to Catholic tradition, Annunciation Day commemorates the angel Gabriel’s announcement to Mary that she would be impregnated by God and conceives a son to be called Yeshua.)


After William the Conqueror (AKA “William the Bastard” and “William of Normandy”) became King of England on December 25, 1066, he decreed that the English return to the date established by the Roman pagans, January 1. 


This move ensured that the commemoration of Yeshua’ birthday (December 25) would align with William’s coronation, and the commemoration of Yeshua’ circumcision (January 1) would start the new year - thus rooting the English and Christian calendars and his own Coronation). 


William’s innovation was eventually rejected, and England rejoined the rest of the pseudo Christian world and returned to celebrating New Years Day on March 25.


About five hundred years later, in 1582, Pope Gregory XIII (AKA “Ugo Boncompagni”, 1502-1585) abandoned the traditional Julian calendar.


By the Julian reckoning, the solar year comprised 365.25 days, and the intercalation of a “leap day” every four years was intended to maintain correspondence between the calendar and the seasons.  Really, however there was a slight inaccuracy in the Julian measurement (the solar year is actually 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds = 365.2422 days).


 This slight inaccuracy caused the Julian calendar to slip behind the seasons about one day per century.  Although this regression had amounted to 14 days by Pope Gregory’s time, he based his reform on restoration of the vernal equinox, then falling on March 11, to the date had 1,257 years earlier when Council of Nicaea was convened (March 21, 325 C.E.).


Pope Gregory made the correction by advancing the calendar 10 days.  The change was made the day after October 4, 1582, and that following day was established as October 15, 1582.


The Gregorian calendar differs from the Julian in three ways:


(1) No century year is a leap year unless it is exactly divisible by 400 (e.g., 1600, 2000, etc.);


(2) Years divisible by 4000 are common (not leap) years;


(3) Once again the New Year would begin with the date set by the early pagans, the first day of the month of Janus - January 1.


On New Year Day 1577 Pope Gregory XIII decreed that all Roman Jews, under pain of death, must listen attentively to the compulsory Catholic conversion sermon given in Roman synagogues after Friday night services.


On New Year Day 1578 Gregory signed into law a tax forcing Jews to pay for the support of a “House of Conversion” to convert Jews to pseudo Christianity.


On New Year 1581 Gregory ordered his troops to confiscate all sacred literature from the Roman Jewish community. 


Thousands of Jews were murdered in the campaign.


Throughout the medieval and post-medieval periods, January 1 - supposedly the day on which Yeshua’ circumcision initiated the reign of pseudo Christianity and the death of Judaism - was reserved for anti-Jewish activities: synagogue and book burnings, public tortures, and simple murder.


The Israeli term for New Year’s night celebrations, “Sylvester,” was the name of the “Saint” and Roman Pope who reigned during the Council of Nicaea (325 C.E.).  The year before the Council of Nicaea convened, Sylvester convinced Constantine to prohibit Jews from living in Jerusalem. 


At the Council of Nicaea, Sylvester arranged for the passage of a host of viciously anti-Semitic legislation.


All Catholic “Saints” are awarded a day on which pseudo Christians celebrate and pay tribute to that Saint’s memory.  December 31 is Saint Sylvester Day - hence celebrations on the night of December 31 are dedicated to Sylvester’s memory.


As we review this history, it’s clear to see that the embellishment of many emperors and rumors, this is how we ended up with the Gregorian calendar and where we are today in the 21st century.


Doesn’t God’s calendar sounds so much simpler?



A little miscellaneous information and then we will end this study.


Let’s talk a little about the Hebrew alphabet, it’s seems to be everywhere.


A mystery in Scripture


A term used in biblical studies - Acrostic


A series of lines or verses in which the first, last, or other particular letters when taken in order spell out a word, phrase, etc…


Also, acrostical of, like, or forming an acrostic


There are many others times this occurs, this is just a few verses below


The Hebrew alphabet, acrostics occur in:


Psalms 111 and 112, where each letter begins a line;


In Psalms 25, 34, and 145, where each letter begins a half-verse;


Proverbs 31:10-31, and Lamentations 1, 2 and 4, where each letter begins a whole verse;


In Lamentations 3, where each letter begins three verses

Psalm 25 - 1 verse each

Psalm 34 - 1 verse each

Psalm 37 - 2 verses each

Psalm 111 - ˝ verse each

Psalm 112 - ˝ verse each

Psalm 145 - 1 verse each



Psalm 119 is the most elaborate demonstration of the acrostic method where, in each section of eight verses, the same opening letter is used, and the twenty-two sections of the psalm move through the Hebrew alphabet, letter after letter.

Psalm 119

ALEF (Psalm 119:1-8)

BET (Psalm 119:9-16)

GIMEL (Psalm 119:17-24)

DALET (Psalm 119:25-32)

HEY (Psalm 119:33-40)

VAV (Psalm 119:41-48)

ZAIN (Psalm 119:49-56)

CHET (Psalm 119:57-64)

TET (Psalm 119:65-72)

YOOD (Psalm 119:73-80)

KAF (Psalm 119:81-88)

LAMED (Psalm 119:89-96)

MEM (Psalm 119:97-104)

NUN (Psalm 119:105-112)

SAMECH (Psalm 119:113-120)

AYIN (Psalm 119:121-128)

PEY (Psalm 119:129-136)

TZADDI (Psalm 119:137-144)

KOOF (Psalm 119:145-152)

REYSH (Psalm 119:153-160)

SHEEN (Psalm 119:161-168)

TAV (Psalm 119:169-176)


Get your Hebrew Bible out and search it out yourselves, its enjoyable.


In closing:


Tonight is the Gregorian New Year, launching us into 2017, please be safe, try to stay away from crowds if possible. Be cautious when you drive tonight, unfortunately there will be many drunk drivers on the road. Be alert!


Stay current with news you know you can trust.


Make sure you know who your friends and associates truly are.


Shabbat shalom

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