One in Messiah Congregation
Sept. 27, 2008
God has His own calendar
We are in the 6th month, 26th day
No name in scripture for the 6th month.
(End of August / September)
Judaism calls Elul, the 6th month.
We can't verify this by the Hebrew Scriptures.
Neh.6  So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul אֱלוּל, in fifty and two days.
This is not the last month of the year. It is the 6th month.
Next month is the 7th month, not New Year, Rosh ha Shannah nor when the world was created
The 7th month is called ha Ethanim, 1 Kings 8:2,
Not "Tishrei" which is not found in the Hebrew Bible
Judaism has it all wrong and so do some of the Messianics which are teaching the Protestant churches
Why are we here today?
We were told to remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy
The 4th Commandment
The Sabbath is a part of the covenant given to us at Mount Sinai.
 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD 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:
 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
We read from law and the prophets every Sabbath, as they did in the Acts of the Apostles.
60 times in the Gospels and letters it uses the word Sabbath
Torah Portion - Parshah
Nitsavim נִצָּבִים (you stand) Dt. 29:10(9)-30:20, Is. 61:10-63:9, Rom. 10:1-12
Deut.29  Ye stand this day all of you before the LORD your God; your captains of your tribes, your elders, and your officers, with all the men of Israel...
Shadows of “things to come”
The feasts and holydays of the Lord are all about the Messiah
Colossians 2:16: Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday , or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: 17: Which are a shadow of "things to come"; but the body is of Messiah / Christ.
Let's go over a few words here in Greek:
judge - κρινω krino: to try to condemn, to separate, put asunder, to pick out, to be of opinion, judge, to pronounce an opinion concerning right and wrong, to contend, to dispute
holyday εορτη heorte -heh-or-tay' - a festival: - feast, holyday.
shadow σκια skia : shadow, an image cast by an object and representing the form of that object, a sketch, outline
Let us Speak, Proclaim and Declare:
"The Feasts of the Lord"
"Time to look back and a time to look forward"
Lev. 23 - the 7th month, not New Year, ha Ethanim הָאֵתָנִים, not Tishrei
The fall Feasts of the Lord
when I give you a date, it starts "the evening before".
Leviticus 23:32 ...from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.
7th month of God, ha Ethanim starts October 1st this year 2008
Psalms 81:3: Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.
The 7th month, (ha) Ethanim 1 - New Moon, Sabbath, holyday
· Memorial of the Blowing of Trumpets - ha Ethanim 1, Wed., Oct. 1st (a Sabbath)
· Day of Atonement, Friday, ha Ethanim 10, Oct. 10th (a Sabbath)
· Feast of Tabernacles, first day, ha Ethanim 15, Wed., Oct. 15th (a Sabbath)
· Feast of Tabernacles, last great day, ha Ethanim 22, Wed., Oct. 22nd (a Sabbath)
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD , 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 the LORD in all your dwellings.
4 These are the feasts of the LORD , even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.
23 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
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 the LORD.
Lev. 23:  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 the LORD in all your dwellings.
Let's go over a few words here in Hebrew:
שׁבּתון shabbaton: a special holiday: - rest, sabbath, no work, no buying or selling.
זכרון zikron: memorial, reminder, remembrance
תּרוּעה teruah: alarm, signal, sound of tempest, shout, shout or blast of war or alarm or joy, alarm of war, war-cry, battle-cry, blast, shout of joy (with religious impulse), acclamation of joy, sounds of trumpets, as an alarm, blow (-ing) (of, the) (trumpets), joy, jubile, loud noise, rejoicing, shout (-ing), (high, joyful) sound (-ing).
מקרא miqra: convocation, convoking, reading, a calling together, sacred assembly, something called out, that is, a public meeting (the act, the persons, or the palce); also a rehearsal
קדשׁ kodesh: a sacred place or thing; consecrated, dedicated, hallowed, holiness, saint, sanctuary, apartness, sacredness, separateness, apartness, sacredness, holiness
feast חַג chag - feast
chagag חגג - properly to move in a circle, that is, (specifically) to march in a sacred procession, to observe a festival; - celebrate, dance, (keep, hold) a (solemn) feast (holy day)
שַׁבָּתוֹן shabbaton - special holy day, rest, sabbath
servile work מְלֶאכֶת עֲבֹדָה
עֲבֹדָה avodah - work of any kind: act, bondservant, labour, service. tillage, work
מְלֶאכֶת melakat - occupation, work, business public business
statute - ordinance חֻקַּת khoo -kat - appointed, custom, manner, ordinance, site, statute
seasons - H4150 מועדה מעד מועד mô‛êd mô‛êd mô‛âdâh - mo-ade', mo-ade', mo-aw-daw'
From H3259; properly an appointment, that is, a fixed time or season; specifically a festival; conventionally a year; by implication, an assembly (as convened for a definite purpose); technically the congregation; by extension, the place of meeting; also a signal (as appointed beforehand): - appointed (sign, time), (place of, solemn) assembly, congregation, (set, solemn) feast, (appointed, due) season, solemn (-ity), synagogue, (set) time (appointed).
H3259 יעד yâ‛ad - yaw-ad' - A primitive root; to fix upon (by agreement or appointment); by implication to meet (at a stated time), to summon (to trial), to direct (in a certain quarter or position), to engage (for marriage): - agree, (make an) appoint (-ment, a time), assemble (selves), betroth, gather (selves, together), meet (together), set (a time).
dwellings H4186 משׁב מושׁב môshâb môshâb - mo-shawb', mo-shawb' - From H3427; a seat; figuratively a site; abstractly a session; by extension an abode (the place or the time); by implication population: - assembly, dwell in, dwelling (-place), wherein (that) dwelt (in), inhabited place, seat, sitting, situation, sojourning.
H3427 ישׁב yâshab - yaw-shab' - A primitive root; properly to sit down (specifically as judge, in ambush, in quiet); by implication to dwell, to remain; causatively to settle, to marry: - (make to) abide (-ing), continue, (cause to, make to) dwell (-ing), ease self, endure, establish, fail, habitation, haunt, (make to) inhabit (-ant), make to keep [house], lurking, marry (-ing), (bring again to) place, remain, return, seat, set (-tle), (down-) sit (-down, still, -ting down, -ting [place] -uate), take, tarry.
("to remember") memorial of blowing of trumpets
Memorial זִכָּרוֹן - a memento (or memorable thing, day or writing) memorial, record
Lev.23 [ 24]... 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.
שַּׁבָּתוֹן־־זִכְרוֹן תְּרוּעָה, מִקְרָא־קֹדֶשׁ
Numbers 29:1 And in the seventh month , on the first day of the month, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing the trumpets unto you.
***In the 7th month, we remember the 3rd month, 3rd day
Memorial - Let's remember this of blowing of trumpets
1 In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai. 2 For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel camped before the mount. 3 And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel; 4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself. 5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: 6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel. 7 And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him. 8 And all the people answered together, and said, All that the LORD hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LORD. 9 And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto the LORD. 10 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes,
11 And be ready against the third day : for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai
12 And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death: 13 There shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount. 14 And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes. 15 And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives.
16 And it came to pass on the third day in the morning , that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud ; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.
17 And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount.
18 And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire : and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.
19 And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.
20 And the LORD came down upon mount Sinai , on the top of the mount: and the LORD called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.
21 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto the LORD to gaze, and many of them perish. 22 And let the priests also, which come near to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the LORD break forth upon them.
23 And Moses said unto the LORD, The people cannot come up to mount Sinai: for thou chargedst us, saying, Set bounds about the mount, and sanctify it. 24 And the LORD said unto him, Away, get thee down, and thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: but let not the priests and the people break through to come up unto the LORD, lest he break forth upon them. 25 So Moses went down unto the people, and spake unto them.
Exod. 20 The 10 Commandments
Shadows of "things to come"
a long sound of a trumpet, a shout, people ascend
Psalms 47:5 God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
1Thessalonians 4:16 for the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God:
and the dead in Messiah / Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
Ethanim = “enduring” - the permanent brooks
Are you ready for "an enduring", "permanent", "perpetual" fountain of living waters
And a tabernacle, not made with hands ?
הָאֵתָנִים - ha Ethanim
7th month - Ha Ethanim (1 Kings 8:2)
הָאֵתָנִים - ha Ethanim - Always with the article ha, the - permanent brooks; Ethanim, the name of a month
BDB Definition: Ethanim = enduring - seventh month, corresponding end of Sept, Oct. - so named because permanent streams still flowed - plural of H386 below:
H386 איתן eythan - BDB Definition: perpetual, constant, perennial, ever-flowing, ever-flowing (of a stream), permanence, permanent, enduring (figuratively)
הָ אֵ תָ נִים
The alef and tav, first and last ( forever )
Isa.41[ 4] Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he.
Isa.44[ 6] Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.
Rev.1[ 11] Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last:
 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
Rev.2[ 8] And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;
Rev.22[ 13] I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
Pss.72[ 5] They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.
 In his days shall the righteous flourish ; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.
 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.
יְהִי שְׁמוֹ, לְעוֹלָם־־ לִפְנֵי־שֶׁמֶשׁ, ינין יִנּוֹן שְׁמו:
וְיִתְבָּרְכוּ בוֹ; כָּל־גּוֹיִם יְאַשְּׁרוּהוּ
נוּן nun, noon - A primitive root; to resprout, that is, propagate by shoots; figuratively, to be perpetual: - be continued.
BDB Definition: (Niphal) continue, to increase, propagate, (Hiphil) continue, to increase, propagate
the seventh day
Gen.2[1 ] Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
The seventh month
Exod.23[ 14] Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year. [15 ] Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:) And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.
Exod.34[ 22] And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year's end . Thrice in the year shall all your men children appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel.
The time of ingathering all the increase and fruits of the earth, which strengthen and support man's life; or rather of "never failing", i.e. waters, showers falling in this month, and the rivers full of water.
Messiah is the Living waters:
Jer.2[ 13] For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
Jer.17[ 13] O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters .
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.
 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.[ 6] And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.[ 7] He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
Isa.12[1 ] And in that day thou shalt
say, O LORD, I will praise thee: though thou wast
angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me.
 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.
 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation .
Rev.7 [ 17] For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
Isa.33[ 21] But there the glorious LORD will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.[22 ] For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us .
Memorial - Let's remember this of blowing of trumpets
1 Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.
2 And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour.
3 And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.
4 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns : and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets.
5 And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet , all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him. ( just like 1Thessalonians 4:16 -18 )
6 And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said unto them, Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD.
7 And he said unto the people, Pass on, and compass the city, and let him that is armed pass on before the ark of the LORD.
8 And it came to pass, when Joshua had spoken unto the people, that the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns passed on before the LORD, and blew with the trumpets: and the ark of the covenant of the LORD followed them.
9 And the armed men went before the priests that blew with the trumpets , and the rereward came after the ark, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets .
10 And Joshua had commanded the people, saying, Ye shall not shout, nor make any noise with your voice, neither shall any word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I bid you shout ; then shall ye shout.
11 So the ark of the LORD compassed the city, going about it once: and they came into the camp, and lodged in the camp.
12 And Joshua rose early in the morning , and the priests took up the ark of the LORD.
13 And seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD went on continually, and blew with the trumpets: and the armed men went before them; but the rereward came after the ark of the LORD, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.
14 And the second day they compassed the city once, and returned into the camp: so they did six days.
15 And it came to pass on the seventh day , that they rose early about the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times : only on that day they compassed the city seven times.
16 And it came to pass at the seventh time , when the priests blew with the trumpets , Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for the LORD hath given you the city.
17 And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, to the LORD: only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent.
18 And ye, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it.
19 But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are consecrated unto the LORD: they shall come into the treasury of the LORD.
20 So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet , and the people shouted with a great shout , that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.
21 And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword. ( sinners lost )
22 But Joshua had said unto the two men that had spied out the country, Go into the harlot's house, and bring out thence the woman, and all that she hath, as ye sware unto her.
23 And the young men that were spies went in, and brought Rahab, and her father, and her mother, and her brethren, and all that she had; and they brought out all her kindred, and left them without the camp of Israel.
24 And they burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein: only the silver, and the gold, and the vessels of brass and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the LORD.
25 And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father's household, and all that she had; and she dwelleth in Israel even unto this day; because she hid the messengers, which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.
26 And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the LORD, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.
27 So the LORD was with Joshua; and his fame was noised throughout all the country.
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet , and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Revelation 8:2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets .
Revelation 10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound , the mystery of God should be finished , as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
By the way, here is the real Rosh Hashanah in scripture:
The first month, in the Spring - Aviv / Nisan - Passover
Exod.12 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.
Exod.13 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.  And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out from this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten. This day came ye out in the month Abib ( Aviv = Spring ).
Lev.23  In the fourteenth day of the "first month" at even is the LORD's passover.
Deut.16 Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the LORD thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night.
Esther 3:7 In the first month, that is, the month Nisan...
The Fall Holydays are here (shadows of the second coming of the Lord. Lev. 23
We are not in Tishri 1 (Rosh Hashanah - New Year), this is not in the scriptures!
The Memorial of Blowing of the Trumpets
Day of Atonement
Feast of tabernacles
The SEVENTH MONTH, ha Ethanim
1Kgs.8  And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast in the month ha Ethanim, which is the seventh month.