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 is April 16, 2017 – in the 21 Century
We are now in the 1st month of the God of Israel called Nisan, נִיסָן and
ha aviv הָאָבִיב – 18th day
A short review of the Spring Feasts and Holy Days that are left to observe
The spring holy days and feasts for 2017
Remember all the days starts the evening before
The Feast of unleavened Bread continues until the 19th of April 2017 and is a Sabbath – “Wednesday”
Feasts of Weeks / Harvest / Pentecost – Sunday June 4th, 2017 – a Sabbath
Remember we will be counting "weeks" not omers
An "omer" is a "sheaf" of barley
עמר omer - A dry measure of 1/10 ephah (about 2 liters)
Feast of Weeks, Hag Sh'vu-ot - חַג שָׁבֻעֹת
Feast of Harvest Hag ha katseer - חַג הַקָּצִיר
Pentecost = 50 days
(A Sabbath) Sunday, (there are 2 Sabbaths in a row)
The resurrection of Yeshua Messiah from the dead
Mark 16  Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.
 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning,
they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices
which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
 And they remembered his words,
 And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.
 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus,
of all that Yeshua began both to do and teach,
 Until the day in which He was taken up, after that He through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:
 To whom also He Messiah shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:
 And, He Messiah being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith He, ye have heard of Me.
 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
 When they therefore were come together, they asked of Him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?
 And He said unto them, It is not for you to
know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, He Messiah was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold,
two men stood by them in white apparel;
 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Yeshua, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven.
Many Witnesses of Yeshua rising from the dead
 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Messiah died for our sins according to the Scriptures; TaNaKh
 And that He, Messiah was buried, and that He, Messiah rose again the third day according to the Scriptures; TaNaKh
 And that He, Messiah was seen of Cephas, Peter, then of the twelve:
 After that, He, Messiah was seen of above five hundred brethren at once;
of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. Dead – Now they are all dead 2017
 After that, He, Messiah was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
 And last of all He, Messiah was seen of me Saul also, as of one born out of due time.
John 11  Yeshua said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.
Believest thou this?
Acts 2  Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.
 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up the Messiah to sit on his throne;
 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of the Messiah, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
 This Yeshua hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
Acts.4  And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Yeshua: and great grace was upon them all.
Pss. 132  Yehovah hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body, David, will I, Messiah set upon thy throne.
Pss. 16  For thou wilt not leave My soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
Messiah the firstfruits
First fruits בִּכּוּרִים
1Cor.15 [20 ] … now is Messiah risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept .
[23 ] But every man in his own order: Messiah the first fruits; afterward they that are Messiah's at his coming.
Rev.1  … Yeshua the Messiah who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth
Unto Him Messiah, that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood,[ 6] And hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him Messiah be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
 Behold, He, the Word cometh with clouds ; and every eye shall see Him, and they also which pierced Him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him. Even so, Amen.
[ 8] I am Aleph and the Tov, Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, the first and the last, the beginning and the end saith the Lord Yeshua Messiah, the Word, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
Dan.7  I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
בּכּוּר bikkur bik-koor' the first fruits of the crop
 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.
 Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Yeshua loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.
 Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.
 So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.
 And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went He not in.
 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,
 And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.
 Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.
 For as yet they knew not the scripture, that He Messiah must rise again from the dead.
 Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.
 But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,
 And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Yeshua had lain.
 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid Him.
 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Yeshua standing, and knew not that it was Yeshua
 Yeshua saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto Him, Sir, if thou have borne Him hence, tell me where thou hast laid Him, and I will take Him away.
 Yeshua saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto Him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.
 Yeshua saith unto her, Touch Me not; for I am not yet ascended to My Father:
but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.
 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things unto her.
 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Yeshua and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
 And when He had so said, he shewed unto them His hands and His side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.
 Then said Yeshua to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
 And when he had said this, He breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.
 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Yeshua came.
 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord.
But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Yeshua, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
 Then saith He to Thomas, reach hither thy finger, and behold My hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into My side: and be not faithless, but believing.
 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
 Yeshua saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed:
blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
 And many other signs truly did Yeshua in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:
 But these are written, that ye might believe that Yeshua is the Messiah, the Son , the Word of God; and that believing ye might have life through His name, Yeshua!
Thank the Father for the resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah and Salvation, the forgiveness of sins.
The feast of Unleavened Bread continues until the 19th of April 2017 and is a Sabbath – “Wednesday”