One in Messiah Congregation
March 29, 2008 - Adar 2, 21th day
God has His own calendar
Esth.9  Now in the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar
אדר a-dar - A primitive root; to expand, that is, be great or (figuratively) magnificent: - (become) glorious, honorable – (Purim)
Why are we here today?
The 4th Commandment is a part of the covenant given to us at mount Sinai
We read from law and the prophets every Sabbath. Sixth times in the Gospels and letters it uses the word Sabbath.
Acts 13  Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departing from them returned to Jerusalem.  But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down.  And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.
 For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.
 And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath.
And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God
Acts 15  For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
Luke 4  And he, Yeshua / Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias.
Part of a Torah Portion - KI TISA ( When thou take- to lift, bear up, carry)
Exod. 31  Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep : for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.
 Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant .  It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.
Ezek. 20  Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.
 And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God.
Luke 23  And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.
Messiah Yeshua speaking of the future: Matt.24  But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
Let's talk about the Spring Feasts and Holy Days coming
God's New Year, Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, First fruits, Feasts of Weeks
New Year - 1st Month of God (ha Aviv/Nisan) will be April 8th
Passover - ha Aviv 14th is on Monday, April 21st (Holy Day)
First day of Unleavened bread will be Tuesday, April 22nd (Sabbath)
First Fruits is on Sunday, April 27th - Aviv 20
Last day of Unleavened Bread (Aviv 21) will be Monday, April 28th (Sabbath)
2nd Month of God (Zif / Ziv) will be May 7th
3rd Month of God Sivan will be on Friday, June 6th
Feast of Weeks will be Sunday, June 15th (Sabbath)
Torah (law, teachings)
Ta N a Kk is a acronym for:
T = Torah - first 5 books of Moses
N = Navi' eem or prophets (pl.)
K = Ke'tuvim or writings (pl. psalms, proverbs etc. )
Parshah: Shemini (eighth) Verses: Leviticus 9:1-11:47, 2Sam. 6:1-7:17, Heb. 7:1-19
It's all about atonement, forgiveness of sins
The LORD commanded
This is the thing which the LORD commanded that ye should do
the glory of the LORD shall appear unto you
Lev. 9  And Moses said, This is the thing which the LORD commanded that ye should do: and the glory of the LORD shall appear unto you.
 And Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of the congregation, and came out, and blessed the people: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the
Punishment for sin
Even after people have seen the Lord, they still want to do "their own thing". Some want to serve God "their own way".
There are always hidden rebels somewhere in the camp
(also among the leaders)
Nadab, and Abihu
1 Cor. 10  Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth
take heed lest he fall.
Exod. 6  And Aaron took him Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister of Naashon, to wife; and she bare him Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
 And he said unto Moses, Come up unto the LORD, thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship ye afar off.
 And Moses alone shall come near the LORD: but they shall not come nigh; neither shall the people go up with him.
 And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD, and all the judgments: and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which the LORD hath said will we do.
 And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD, and rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.
 And he sent young men of the children of Israel, which offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto the LORD.
 And Moses took half of
the blood, and put it in basons; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.
 And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the LORD hath said will we do, and be obedient.
 And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words.
 Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel:
 And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.
 And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: also they saw God, and did eat and drink.
 And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.
 And Moses rose up, and his minister Joshua: and Moses went up into the mount of God.
 And he said unto the elders, Tarry ye here for us, until we come again unto you: and, behold, Aaron and Hur are with you: if any man have any matters to do, let him come unto them.
 And Moses went up into the mount, and a cloud covered the mount.
 And the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud.
 And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.
 And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.
Exod. 28  And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.
Lev. 10  And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not.
 And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD.
 Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that the LORD spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace.
 And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said unto them, Come near, carry your brethren from before the sanctuary out of the camp.
 So they went near, and carried them in their coats out of the camp; as Moses had said.
 And Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons, Uncover not your heads, neither rend your clothes; lest ye die, and lest wrath come upon all the people: but let your brethren, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning which the LORD hath kindled.
 And ye shall not go out from the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: for the anointing oil of the LORD is upon you. And they did according to the word of Moses.
Our testimony, walk with the Lord, obedience, faith, zeal, etc...) lives on after us and is told.
Num. 3  And these are the names of the sons of Aaron; Nadab the firstborn, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
 And Nadab and Abihu died before the LORD, when they offered strange fire before the LORD, in the wilderness of Sinai, and they had no children: and Eleazar and Ithamar ministered in the priest's office in the sight of Aaron their father.
Num. 26  And unto Aaron was born Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.  And Nadab and Abihu died, when they offered strange fire before the LORD.
1Chr. 24  Now these are the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The sons of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.  But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and had no children: therefore Elezar and Ithamar executed the priest's office.
other rebels in the camp (also among the leaders)
Korah, Dathan and Abiram, and On - took men: two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown
 Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men:
 And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown:
 And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD?
 And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face:
 And he spake unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, Even to morrow the LORD will shew who are his, and who is holy; and will cause him to come near unto him: even him whom he hath chosen will he cause to come near unto him.
 This do; Take you censers, Korah, and all his company;
 And put fire therein, and put incense in them before the LORD to morrow: and it shall be that the man whom the LORD doth choose, he shall be holy: ye take too much upon you, ye sons of Levi.
 And Moses said unto Korah, Hear, I pray you, ye sons of Levi:
 Seemeth it but a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself to do the service of the tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them?
 And he hath brought thee near to him, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee: and seek ye the priesthood also?
 For which cause both thou and all thy company are gathered together against the LORD: and what is Aaron, that ye murmur against him?
 And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which said, We will not come up:
 Is it a small thing that thou hast brought us up out of a land that floweth with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, except thou make thyself altogether a prince over us?
 Moreover thou hast not brought us into a land that floweth with milk and honey, or given us inheritance of fields and vineyards: wilt thou put out the eyes of these men? we will not come up.
 And Moses was very wroth, and said unto the LORD, Respect not thou their offering: I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them.
 And Moses said unto Korah, Be thou and all thy company before the LORD, thou, and they, and Aaron, to morrow:
 And take every man his censer, and put incense in them, and bring ye before the LORD every man his censer, two hundred and fifty censers; thou also, and Aaron, each of you his censer.
 And they took every man his censer, and put fire in them, and laid incense thereon, and stood in the door of the tabernacle of the congregation with Moses and Aaron.
 And Korah gathered all the congregation against them unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the congregation.
 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
 Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.
 And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation?
 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
 Speak unto the congregation, saying, Get you up from about the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.
 And Moses rose up and went unto Dathan and Abiram; and the elders of Israel followed him.
 And he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins.
 So they gat up from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every side: and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood in the door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons, and their little children.
 And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that the LORD hath sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of mine own mind.
 If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; then the LORD hath not sent me.
 But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD.
 And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them:
 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.
 They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation.
 And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also.
 And there came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense.
 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
 Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, that he take up the censers out of the burning, and scatter thou the fire yonder; for they are hallowed.
 The censers of these sinners against their own souls, let them make them broad plates for a covering of the altar: for they offered them before the LORD, therefore they are hallowed: and they shall be a sign unto the children of Israel.
 And Eleazar the priest took the brasen censers, wherewith they that were burnt had offered; and they were made broad plates for a covering of the altar:
 To be a memorial unto the children of Israel, that no stranger, which is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to offer incense before the LORD; that he be not as Korah, and as his company: as the LORD said to him by the hand of Moses.
 But on the morrow all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, Ye have killed the people of the LORD.
 And it came to pass, when the congregation was gathered against Moses and against Aaron, that they looked toward the tabernacle of the congregation: and, behold, the cloud covered it, and the glory of the LORD appeared.
 And Moses and Aaron came before the tabernacle of the congregation.
 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
 Get you up from among this congregation, that I may consume them as in a moment.
And they fell upon their faces.
 And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly unto the congregation, and make an atonement for them: for there is wrath gone out from the LORD; the plague is begun.
 And Aaron took as Moses commanded, and ran into the midst of the congregation; and, behold, the plague was begun among the people: and he put on incense, and made an atonement for the people.
 And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed.
 Now they that died in the plague were fourteen thousand and seven hundred, beside them that died about the matter of Korah.
 And Aaron returned unto Moses unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the plague was stayed.
Our testimony, (our walk with the Lord, obedience, faith, zeal, etc...) lives on after us and is told.
Num. 26  And the sons of Eliab; Nemuel, and Dathan, and Abiram. This is that Dathan and Abiram, which were famous in the congregation, who strove against Moses and against Aaron in the company of Korah, when they strove against the LORD: And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died, what time the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men: and they became a sign.
 Notwithstanding the children of Korah died not.
Deut. 11  And what he did unto Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben: how the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and their tents, and all the substance that was in their possession, in the midst of all Israel:
Pss. 106  The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram.
Jude 1  Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. (Korah)
the angels that sinned
Rev. 12  And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
2 Pet. 2
 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.
 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;
 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet.
 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Yeshua the Messiah - Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
 Jude, the servant of Yeshua the Messiah - Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Yeshua the Messiah - Jesus Christ, and called:
 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.
 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Yeshua the Messiah - Jesus Christ.
 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. (Korah)
 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.
 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah - Jesus Christ;
 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah - Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
 And of some have compassion, making a difference:
 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
 To the only wise God our Saviour, ( the Word made flesh - Yeshua the Messiah) be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
Our Saviour, the Messiah
Luke. 2  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Messiah - Christ the Lord.
John 4  And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him (Yeshua) ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Messiah - Christ, the Saviour of the world.
As I said in the beginning of this study, I say again,
It's all about atonement, forgiveness of sins
Matt.1  And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name
Yeshua - Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.
A true Saviour, the Messiah, Yeshua - The Word Of The Lord