One in Messiah Congregation
קָּהָל אֶחָד בְּמָּשִׁיחַ
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A part of the Congregation of Israel
Today, we use the Gregorian calendar from Pope Gregory; from the 1500’s,
Today is April 17, 2021
April -- Aphrodite's month
Old English April(is)
Greek Aphro, short for Aphrodite.
Aprilis had 30 days, until Numa when it had 29 days, until Julius when it became 30 days long.
Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love and beauty. She is identified with the Roman goddess Venus.
Yehovah God has His own calendar, which is deleted from the world
We are now in the second month called Ziv, 4th day
Ziv - "brightness" - זִו
1Kgs.6  And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Ziv, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of Yehovah.
 In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of Yehovahlaid, in the month Ziv...
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This is the second Sabbath of the 7 Sabbaths we were told to count
Lev.23  … you shall count unto you from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven Sabbaths shall be complete: Even unto the morrow after the seventh Sabbath shall you number fifty days...
50 and 7 remember
The record of our short lives
What have you done so far in your short life?
Some testimonies in the scriptures are good and some bad.
All the testimonies from scripture are for our admonition.
Saul tells us:
1Cor.10  Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition…
Testimony: Something evidential, proof, open declaration or profession (generally) evidence given - to be testified, witness or record.
‛êdûth - ay-dooth' - Feminine noun - testimony: - testimony, witness.
‛êd - ayd - concretely a witness; abstractly testimony; specifically a recorder, that is, prince: - witness.
‛ûd - ood - A primitive root; to duplicate or repeat; by implication to protest, testify (as by reiteration); restore (as a sort of reduplication): - to record, give warning, witness
Matt. 5  You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid, neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it gives light unto all that are in the house.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Luke. 8  No man, when he had lights a candle, covers it with a vessel, or putts it under a bed; but sets it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.
Luke 11  No man, when he had lighted a candle, putts it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.
The light of the body is the eye: therefore when your eye is single, your whole body also is full of light; but when your eye is evil, your body also is full of darkness.
Take heed therefore that the light which is in you be not darkness. If your whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle does give you light.
Phil. 2  Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom you shine as lights in the world;  Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Messiah, that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain.
Is your testimony believed?
2 Thes. 1  When Yeshua shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day..
The testimony of our Lord Yeshua
2 Tim. 1 Be not ashamed of the testimony of our Lord Yeshua, nor of me his prisoner: but be you partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God…
The testimony of Moses
Heb. 3 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after…
The testimony of Enoch
Heb. 11 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
The testimony of true believers
Rev. 6 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held…
The testimony of the Two Witnesses
 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
The testimony of all believers
Rev. 12 … they overcame him, Satan by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
We don’t want to do any deeds or give an occasion to the enemies of the Yehovah to blaspheme…
נָאַץ nâ'atzs - A primitive root; to scorn; abhor, (give occasion to) blaspheme, contemn, despise, flourish, provoke.
Σκανδαλον skandalon skan'-dal-on -A scandal; a snare (figuratively cause of displeasure or sin): - occasion to fall (of stumbling), offence, thing that offends, stumbling-block.
Neither do we want to give any offense to the house of God
Rom.14  Let us not therefore judge one another anymore: but judge this rather, that no person put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother's or sister’s way.
Saul tells the Corinthians and us:
1Cor.9  For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.
 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;
 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Messiah,) that I might gain them that are without law.
 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men that I might by all means save some.  And this I do for the gospel's sake…
1Cor.10  Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:  Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.
Our testimony lives on
After we die our testimony is told many years, possibly many times…
Consider these verses below which are many years apart:
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 Yehovah, when they offered strange fire before Yehovah, 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 Yehovah.
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
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 Yehovah is among them: wherefore then lift you up yourselves above the congregation of Yehovah?
And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face:
 And he spoke unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, even tomorrow Yehovah will show who are his, and who is holy; and will cause him to come near unto Him: even him whom he had 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 Yehovah tomorrow: and it shall be that the man whom Yehovah does choose, he shall be holy: you take too much upon you, you sons of Levi.
And Moses said unto Korah,
Hear, I pray you, you sons of Levi:
 Does it seem a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel had separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to Himself to do the service of the tabernacle of Yehovah, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them?
 And he had brought you near to Him, and all your brethren the sons of Levi with you: and seek you the priesthood also?
 For which cause both you and all your company are gathered together against Yehovah: and what is Aaron, that you 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 you had brought us up out of a land that flows with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, except you make thyself altogether a prince over us?
 Moreover you had not brought us into a land that flows with milk and honey, or given us inheritance of fields and vineyards: will you put out the eyes of these men? we will not come up.
 And Moses was very wroth, and said unto Yehovah, Respect not you their offering: I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them.
And Moses said unto Korah,
Be you and all your company before Yehovah,
you, and they, and Aaron, tomorrow:
 And take every man his censer, and put incense in them, and bring you before Yehovah every man his censer, two hundred and fifty censers; you 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 Yehovah appeared unto all the congregation.
 And Yehovah
spoke 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 will you be wroth with all the congregation?
And Yehovah spoke unto Moses,
 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 spoke unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in all their sins.
 So they got 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 you shall know that Yehovah had 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 Yehovah had not sent me.
 But if Yehovah 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 you shall understand that these men have provoked Yehovah.
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
 And there came out a fire from Yehovah, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense.
And Yehovah spoke unto Moses,
 Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, that he take up the censers out of the burning, and scatter you 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 Yehovah, 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 Yehovah; that he be not as Korah, and as his company: as Yehovah 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 Yehovah.
 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 Yehovah appeared.
 And Moses and Aaron came before the tabernacle of the congregation.
 And Yehovah
spoke 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 Yehovah; 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 lives on after we die and is told many years after the fact, possibly many times
Let us consider these verses many years after they occured:
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 Yehovah:
 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:
Psa. 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)
Our testimonies live on after we die and are told.
Here is a small list to consider:
The angels that sinned
Time of Noah, the flood
Sodom and Gomorrah
Time of Lot
Balaam the son of Bosor
The testimony of evil, fallen angels
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.
Peter, in his letter, brings to remembrance all these testimonies from the past
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 Yehovah
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;)
 Yehovah 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, self willed, 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 Yehovah.
 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.
No eternal security
 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of Lord and Savior Yeshua the Messiah, 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, in his letter, brings to remembrance all these testimonies from the past just like Peter has done…
Jude, the servant of Yeshua
the Messiah, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the
Father, and preserved in Yeshua
the Messiah and
 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 you 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 - Yeshua Messiah.
 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though you once knew this, how that Yehovah, 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 had 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, Yehovah rebuke you.
 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 withers, 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, Yehovah 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 speaks great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.
 But, beloved, remember you the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah ;
 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 you, 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 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 Savior, (the Word made flesh - Yeshua the Messiah) be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
A few other rebels in the camp that were found out
In many letters, the Apostles also brings to remembrance testimonies from the past…
Consider these verses below:
Ananias, with Sapphira
But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his
wife, sold a possession,
 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet.
 But Peter said, Ananias, why had Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
 Whiles it remained, was it not your own? and after it was sold, was it not in your own power? why had you conceived this thing in your heart? You had not lied unto men, but unto God.
 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.
 And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him.
And it was about the space of three hours after,
when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in.
 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether you sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much.
 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that you have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of Yehovah? behold, the feet of them which have buried your husband are at the door, and shall carry you out.
 Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.
 And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.
Judas betrayed Yeshua, his testimony will live on until the end of the world
Luke.22  But Yeshua said unto him, Judas, do you betray the Son of man with a kiss?
Watch out for false kisses… nice voices, pleasant faces
This was just a few of the rebels that thought they were hiding in the camp and forgot about their testimonies while they lived – their testimonies also lived on in time.
Even Solomon’s evil deeds lived on:
But king Solomon loved many strange women,
together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites;
 Of the nations concerning which Yehovah said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love.
 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.
 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods:
and his heart was not perfect with Yehovah his God, as was the heart of David his father.
 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.
 And Solomon did evil in the sight of Yehovah, and went not fully after Yehovah, as did David his father.
 Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill
that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech,
the abomination of the children of Ammon.
 And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.
Years later this was told:
Neh.13  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.
In the past, I heard some people say, I don’t care what people think of me.
These are not the words of a true believer in the God of Israel
Our testimonies will live on after us
If we are the "Temple of the Living God" and the "Light of the World", we should know how to dress, acts, behave ourselves…
In closing for now:
As we make our "7 week" journey to meet God again spiritually, ask yourselves:
How are you behaving these 50 days physically and spiritually?
How is your testimony?
As Saul said in the past:
2 Cor. 13  Examine yourselves, whether you be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know you not your own selves, how that Yeshua the Messiah is in you, except you be reprobates?
1 Thes. 5  Prove all things; hold fast that which is good
Next week will be the third Sabbath of the Seven we were told to count, Lord willing…