One in Messiah Congregation
קָּהָל אֶחָד בְּמָּשִׁיחַ
A part of the Congregation of Israel
27 S. Maple Street, Hohenwald, Tn. 38462
Phone: 615 712-3931
Today is January 11, 2020 – the second talk / study of this year
January -- Janus's month
Janus is the Roman god of gates and doorways, depicted with two faces looking in opposite directions. His festival month is January. Januarius had 29 days, until Julius when it became 31 days long.
We acknowledge Yehovah’s calendar: We are now in the tenth month, Teveth טֵבֵת – day 15
Esth.2  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.
Part of Dec. 2019 and Jan. 2020
Some requirements of God
So what doth Yehovah require of you?
I guess I coined a few proverbs a few years ago, they goes like this:
If you don’t pray, you won’t stay
If you don’t fast, you won’t last.
Unfortunately I have seen this happen many times to people.
James tells us:
Jas.2  For He, the Father shall have judgment without mercy, that hath showed no mercy; and mercy rejoices against judgment.
Brother Micah says:
Mic. 6:  wherewith shall I come before Yehovah and bow myself before the high God?
shall I come before Him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old?
 Will Yehovah be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
 He hath showed thee, O man / woman, what is good;
and what does Yehovah require of you,
but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?
Deut.10  And now, Israel, what does Yehovah thy God require of you,
but to fear Yehovah your God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve Yehovah your God with all your heart and with all your soul, To keep the commandments of Yehovah, and His statutes, which I command you this day for your good?
 Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is Yehovah’s thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is.
 Only Yehovah had a delight in your fathers to love them, and He chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.
 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff-necked.
 For Yehovah your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regards not persons, nor takes reward:
 He does execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loves the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.
 Love you therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
 You shalt fear Yehovah thy God; Him shalt you serve, and to Him shalt you cleave, and swear by His name.
 He is your praise, and He is your God, that hath done for you these great and terrible things, which your eyes have seen.
 Your fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten persons; and now Yehovah your God hath made you as the stars of heaven for multitude.
Deut.18  I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto you, and will put My words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.  And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto My words which he shall speak in My name, I will require it of him.
Deut.23  When you shalt vow a vow unto Yehovah your God, you shalt not slack to pay it: for Yehovah your God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in you.
Let’s talk about:
Alms – ἐλεημοσύνη - eleēmosunē - el-eh-ay-mos-oo'-nay: deeds, mercy, compassionateness, that is, as exercised towards your brothers and sisters, the poor.
Show and love mercy
 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profits me nothing.
 Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity vaunts not itself, is not puffed up,
 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil;
 Rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
 Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.
 Charity never fails: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail;
Whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
 When I was a child, I spoke as a child; I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
 And now abides faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
 And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind that ye may prove what is that good, acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
 For as we have many members in one body and all members have not the same office:
 So we, being many, are one body in Messiah, and every one member’s one of another.
 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
 Or ministry let us wait on our ministering: or he that teaches, on teaching;
 Or he that exhorts, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that rules, with diligence; he that shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. - Without dissimulation (hypocrisy)
 Be kindly affectionate one to another with brotherly / sisterly love; in honor preferring one another;
 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord Yeshua;
 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
 If it be possible, as much as lies in you, live peaceably with all men.
 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is Mine; I will repay, says Yehovah.
 Therefore if your enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing you shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Luke.6  Be you therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful 
Judge not, and you shall not be judged:
condemn not, and you shall not be condemned:
forgive, and you shall be forgiven: 
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
Always be clean before your God
 My son, if you be surety for thy friend, if you hast stricken thy hand
with a stranger,
 you art snared with the words of your mouth, you art taken with the words of your mouth.
 Do this now, my son, deliver yourself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure your friend.
 Give not sleep to your eyes, nor slumber to your eyelids.
 Deliver yourself as a roe (type of deer) from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler (trapper).
Matt.6  For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Remember not to complain, murmur
Num.11  And when the people complained, it displeased Yehovah: and Yehovah heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of Yehovah burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp. And the people cried unto Moses; and when Moses prayed unto Yehovah, the fire was quenched. And he called the name of the place Taberah: because the fire of Yehovah burnt among them.
In closing for today:
Here are some attributes to remember:
Show and love mercy
Walk humbly with your God
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.