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 - or 615 591-9820
Today we use the Gregorian calendar from Pope Gregory; from the 1500’s - Today is October 28, 2017 - in the 21 Century
October -- the eighth month – now it is the 10th month
Latin octo "eight" + -ber (adj. suffix)
Latin october mensis "eighth month"
October has always had 31 days.
We acknowledge God’s calendar
We are now in the eighth month of God called Bul / Bool, בּוּל, the 7th day -
A sense of rain – 1 Kgs.6 … in the month Bul, which is the eighth month
We just had plenty of rain :-)
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Sad to say, I know most of the world is getting ready to do the pagan Halloween, Thanksgiving, Chanukah and then Christmas.
Stores can’t be setup fast enough for these days to make money. Another year goes by and a new generation of the youth is polluted.
You are to teach your children:
Deut.4  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;
 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.
“Tis the season to be pagan” is all around us!
I am reminded always to inform you to beware of the false image of love, false emotions, loneliness, depression, financial drain, suicide.
Be aware of the artificial, false festival lights and music 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.
I will explain how to keep the Sabbath
This is how simple it is:
Question: So why are we here today?
Answer: We were told to remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy.
The Sabbath is the “4th Commandment” 0f the 10 Commandments
Today is the rest of the holy Sabbath unto Yehovah, the Sabbath, the 7th day
The Sabbath is not a service for an hour and a half, but a 24 hour period on the seventh day. Nor any day you might pick.
God has already selected the 7th day of the week
Gen.2  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.
Lev. 23  … from even (sunset) unto even (sunset), shall ye celebrate your Sabbath.
The Sabbath is the 4th Commandment of the covenant given to us at Mount Sinai in the 3rd month, Sivan
The 10 commandments are in Exod. 20 and Deut. 5 - if you just know this, you will know more than most ministers.
zâkar - zaw-kar' - A primitive root; properly to mark (so as to be recognized), that is, to remember; by implication to mention; make mention of, be mindful, recount, record (-er), remember, make to be remembered, bring (call, come, keep, put) to (in) remembrance, be still, think on, well.
Ex. 20  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 Yehovah 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 Yehovah made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore Yehovah blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.
Isa. 58  If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of Yehovah, honorable; and shalt honor him,
1 - not doing thine (your) own ways
2 - nor finding thine (your) own pleasure
3 - nor speaking thine (your) own words:
 Then shalt thou delight thyself in Yehovah; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of Yehovah hath spoken it.
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 Yehovah in all your dwellings.
Dwelling:מושׁב môshâv - seat, assembly, dwelling-place, dwelling, your situation, location, (at) time of dwelling.
All Sabbaths are "holy convocations, a miqra kodesh"
 And Yehovah spake unto Moses, saying,
 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, concerning the feasts of Yehovah, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are My feasts.
 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 Yehovah in all your dwellings.
 These are the feasts of Yehovah, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.
מקרא miqra: convocation, convoking, reading, a calling together, sacred assembly, something called out, that is, a public meeting (the act, the persons, or the place); also a rehearsal
קדשׁ kodesh: a sacred place or thing; consecrated, dedicated, hallowed, holiness, saint, sanctuary, apartness, sacredness, separateness, apartness, sacredness, holiness: All to the God of Israel.
Buying and selling is evil on the Sabbath
Neh. 13  There dwelt men of Tyre also therein, which brought fish, and all manner of ware, and sold on the sabbath unto the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem.  Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said unto them, what evil thing is this that ye do, and profane the Sabbath day?
It is amazing, everywhere you travel, there is no God of Israel
Strange gods, other gods abound
20 matches for the words “did evil” in the TaNaKh
All through the Bible – all the Kings of Israel were evil, and many of the Kings of Judah
Where are we today 2017?
 And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.
 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:
אֱלֹהֵי הַנֵּכָר - nêkâr - foreign, a foreigner, heathendom: - alien, strange (+ -er).
 And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.
 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears;
and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.
 Of the Rock that
begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.
 And when Yehovah saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.
 And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith.
 They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
 Now therefore fear Yehovah, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put
away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in
Egypt; and serve ye Yehovah.
 And if it seem evil unto you to serve Yehovah, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve Yehovah.
 And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake Yehovah, to serve other gods;
 For Yehovah our God, he it is that brought us up and our fathers out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, and which did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way wherein we went, and among all the people through whom we passed:
 And Yehovah drave out from before us all the people, even the Amorites which dwelt in the land: therefore will we also serve Yehovah; for he is our God.
 And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve Yehovah: for he is an holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins.
 If ye forsake Yehovah, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done you good.
 And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve Yehovah.
 And Joshua said unto the people, Ye are witnesses against yourselves that ye have chosen you Yehovah, to serve him. And they said, We are witnesses.
 Now therefore put away, said he, the strange gods which are among you, and incline your heart unto Yehovah God of Israel.
 And the people said unto Joshua, The LORD our God will we serve, and his voice will we obey.
 So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem.
 And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God, and took a great stone, and set it up there under an oak, that was by the sanctuary of Yehovah.
 And Joshua said unto all the people, Behold, this stone shall be a witness unto us; for it hath heard all the words of Yehovah which he spake unto us: it shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest ye deny your God.
 So Joshua let the people depart, every man unto his inheritance.
 And it came to pass after these things, that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Yehovah, died, being an hundred and ten years old.
 And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnath-serah, which is in mount Ephraim, on the north side of the hill of Gaash.
 And Israel served Yehovah all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that overlived Joshua, and which had known all the works of Yehovah, that he had done for Israel.
 And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in a parcel of ground which Jacob bought of the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for an hundred pieces of silver: and it became the inheritance of the children of Joseph.
 And Eleazar the son of Aaron died; and they buried him in a hill that pertained to Phinehas his son, which was given him in mount Ephraim.
Judg.1 - they all went backward
 Yet ye have forsaken
me, and served other gods: wherefore I will deliver you no more.
 Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation.
 And the children of Israel said unto Yehovah, We have sinned: do thou unto us whatsoever seemeth good unto thee; deliver us only, we pray thee, this day.
 And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served Yehovah: and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.
 So Abijah
slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his stead. In his days the land was
quiet ten years.
 And Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of Yehovah his God:
 For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves:
 And commanded Judah to seek Yehovah God of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment.
 And I contended with them, and cursed them, and smote certain of
them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by God, saying, Ye
shall not give your daughters unto their sons, nor take their daughters unto
your sons, or for yourselves.
 Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? yet among many nations was there no king like him, who was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel: nevertheless even him did outlandish women cause to sin.
 Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives?
 And one of the sons of Joiada, the son of Eliashib the high priest, was son in law to Sanballat the Horonite: therefore I chased him from me.
 Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.
 Thus cleansed I them from all strangers, and appointed the wards of the priests and the Levites, everyone in his business; And for the wood offering, at times appointed, and for the first fruits.
Remember me, O my God, for good.
From Genesis to 2017, strange gods abound… or no god
Then you ask me about Halloween …
Well, the National Retail Federation has some data:
With more than 179 million Americans planning to partake in Halloween festivities, up from 171 million last year, spending is slated to reach a record high in survey history.
This year, consumers are expected to spend $9.1 billion, up from $8.4 billion in 2016. The top costume for children is reported to be an action hero or superhero, while the top pick for adults is a witch.
Pets will not be left behind, with 10 percent of consumers dressing their pet as a pumpkin.
According to the survey, consumers plan to spend $3.4 billion on costumes (purchased by 69 percent of Halloween shoppers), $2.7 billion on candy (95 percent), another $2.7 billion on decorations (72 percent) and $410 million on greeting cards (37 percent).
Among Halloween celebrants, 71 percent plan to hand out candy, 49 percent will decorate their home or yard, 48 percent will wear costumes, 46 percent will carve a pumpkin, 35 percent will throw or attend a party, 31 percent will take their children trick-or-treating, 23 percent will visit a haunted house and 16 percent will dress pets in costumes.
Halloween - Also called All Hallows Eve, All Saints' Eve, Samhain, Hallowed End
A History of Halloween
The origin of Halloween is the Celtic Festival of Samhain, lord of death and evil spirits. Long before Christ (at least 2000 years), Druids in Britain, Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany and other Celtic countries observed the end of summer by making sacrifices to Samhain. The Celts considered November 1st as being the day of death because the leaves were falling, it was getting darker sooner and temperatures were dropping. They believed Muck Olla, their sun god was losing strength and Samhain, lord of death, was overpowering him. Further, they believed that on October 31st Samhain assembled the spirits of all who had died during the previous year. These spirits had been confined to inhabit animals bodies for the past year, as punishment for their evil deeds. They were allowed to return to their former home to visit the lving on the eve (Oct. 31) of the Feast of Samhain. Druid priests led the people in diabolical worship ceremonies in which horses, cats, black sheep, oxen, human beings and other offerings were rounded up, stuffed into wicker cages and burned to death. This was done to appease Samhain and keep spirits from harming them. It is clear to see that HALLOWEEN HAS ALWAYS BEEN A CELEBRATION OF DEATH.
Our Pilgrim forefathers well knew of Halloween's occult roots. In fact they banned celebrating Halloween in America. Halloween was not celebrated in this country until 1845. At that time multiplied thousands of Irish emigrants flooded into New York because of the Irish Potato Famine of 1845-46. They brought with them the old Druid holiday of Halloween. Gradually celebrating this day spread throughout the rest of the country.
Halloween - Celtic peoples (Britons, Gauls, Scots, Irish) They observed the end of summer with sacrifices to SAMAN (Shamhain). He was "the lord of death and evil spirits". This marked the beginning of the Celtic New Year.
Depending on your source material, the Druid lord of death and evil spirits was called Saman, Samana, Shamhain or Samhain. His "holiday" was called "The Vigil Of Saman" or Samhain (pronounced so-wein). You probably have seen a modern day version of SAMAN without even knowing it. This pagan god was shown as a ghostly, skeleton holding a sickle in his hand. He later came to be known as THE GRIM REAPER.
The Druids - They were occult practitioners, witches of sorts. In the century preceding the birth of Christ, Caesar conquered the Britains and he records very carefully the account of the DRUID PRIESTS (early witches)..."All Gallic nations are much given to superstition...they either offer up men as victims to the gods, or make a vow to sacrifice themselves. The ministers in these offerings are the Druids, and they hold that the wrath of the immortal gods can only be appeased, and man's life redeemed, by offering up human sacrifice, and it is a part of their national institutions to hold fixed solemnities (Ceremonies) for this purpose."
Sacrifices - Druid priests and people would go from house to house asking for fatted calves, black sheep, and human beings. Those who gave were promised prosperity and those who refused to give were cursed and threatened. In addition, it was likely that all of the "wandering spirits" would get hungry. If you set out a treat for them, they would not trick or curse you. Hence we have THE ORIGIN OF TRICK OR TREAT.
"Trick or Treat is a reenactment of the Druidic practices.
The candy has replaced the human sacrifices of old, but it is still an appeasement of those deceptive evil spirits.
The traditional response to those who do not treat is to have a trick played on the.
When you give out Halloween candy, you are, in essence providing a sacrifice to false gods.
You are participating in idolatry" says the former high priest
of Wicca, Tom Sanguinet.
The Jack-O-Lantern - The World Book Encyclopedia, 1977 edition, volume 9, page 24-26 says, "The apparently harmless lighted pumpkin face of `Jack-O-Lantern' is an ancient symbol of a damned soul.
"In the book Occult Conceit the author says on page 190, "The candlelit pumpkin or skull served as a signal to mark those farms and homes that were sympathetic to the Satanists and thus deserving of mercy when the terror ("trick or treat") of the night began."
Further, an old edition of The World Book Encyclopedia says
"The apparently harmless lighted pumpkin face of the Jack-O-Lantern is an
ancient symbol of a damned soul."
COSTUMES - They originated with these terrible Druid death rites also.
As people and animals were screeching in agony while being burned to death, the observers would dress in costumes made of animal skins and heads.
They would dance, chant and jump through the flames in hope warding off the evil spirits. Again, the early origin of costumes is repulsive. On the evening of October 31st, the Druids, who were the occultic priests and teachers of the Celts, ordered the people to put out their hearth fires.
The Druids built a huge new year's bonfire of oak branches, which they considered sacred. They burned animals, crops and human beings as sacrifices to their sun god Muck Olla and Samhain, their god of death. During this diabolical ceremony the PEOPLE WORE COSTUMES made of animal heads and skins.
They then practiced divination, looked for omens in the struggle of the victims sacrificed in the fires, jumped over the flames or dashed through them, danced and sang. All of this was done to frighten the evil spirits away.
According to Man, Myth & Magic, volume 1, page 68, "The guisers went from house to house, singing and dancing. Their bloodcurdling masks and grotesque costumes may have been meant to keep evil at bay, or more likely, were visible representations of the ghosts and goblins that lurked in the night..."
In the 11th edition of Encyclopedia Britannica, volume 12, page 8578 it states, "It was the Druids belief that on the eve of this festival (November 1st, Celtic New Year) Samhain, lord of death, called together the wicked souls (Spirits) that within the past twelve months had been condemned to inhabit the bodies of animals." Samhain would then send these evil spirits to attack people on the eve before the November 1st celebration. The only way these people could escape was by assuming disguises and looking like evil spirits themselves. (See Christianity Today, October 22, 1982, p.32)
BOBBING FOR APPLES - In A.D. 43 the Roman Empire was in solid control of the Celtic people. As a result of this control the idol worshipping Romans introduced another ceremony honoring their false gods to the already demoniacal Druid New Year's celebration. It was in honor of their goddess of fruit trees. They would try to grasp fruit, floating in water, without the use of their hands. This is the origin of BOBBING FOR APPLES according to the Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Associated Press quote, October 16, 1977.
The Black Cat - In the 1959 edition of World Book Encyclopedia, under Halloween it was noted that Druid priests believed that cats were once human beings but were reincarnated as punishment for evil deeds.
Because of this, they held cats sacred and involved them in their idol worship of October 31st and November 1st.
Druids believed "the cat was sacred and...that cats had once been changed (from being human & reincarnated) into that form as punishment for evil deeds." (The American Book of Days, by George Douglas)
"Even after Christianity spread to Europe...oxen were sacrificed on October 31st...and in medieval Europe, black cats [were] chosen as victims in the belief that they were witches in disguise [and] were burned on that day (Halloween)." (The American Book of Day, third edition by Hatch)
It is plain to see that cats, particularly BLACK CATS were thought to represent EVIL. Further, they were a symbol of REINCARNATION. The Humane Society will not release black cats around Halloween for fear that they will be mistreated or sacrificed.
Check your neighborhood… any ghoulish decorations?
Today, we are surrounded with other gods, religions, other schools of thought, etc… The family unit is gone.
Saul / Paul wrote:
2Tim.4  Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season;
reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering
 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
Remember: be aware of the internet, false teachers that copy each other such as: Judaism, Messianics that follow Judaism, Messianics that follow Karaites, Protestant Gentile teachers that follow Messianics that follow Karaites or Judaism
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