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 the Last day of the Feast of unleavened Bread
Today we use the Gregorian calendar from Pope Gregory; from the 1500’s
Today is April 8, 2018 - in the 21 Century
We acknowledge Yehovah’s calendar
We are now in the 1st month of God called Nisan – day 21
A short review of the soon coming Spring Feasts and Holy Days
Remember all the dates I give for the holy days start the evening before
Today - Ha Aviv 21 -– Last Sabbath of the Feast of Unleavened Bread – Also First fruits!
Moving forward: We start our 7 week journey again – then 50 days later… Feast of Weeks – Pentecost - the Feast of Harvest – the wheat harvest
Esth.8  Then were the king's scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan…
Exod.34  And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest…
Exod.23  And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field…
In the 3rd month Sivan, day 20
סִיו (seev) bright, splendid
April 14 - a Sabbath, until May 27, Sunday - a Sabbath
We are counting the "7 Sabbaths" שֶׁבַע שַׁבָּתוֹת not omers as Judaism and Messianics do.
An "omer" עֹמֶר is a "sheaf" of barley
עמר omer - A dry measure of 1/10 ephah (about 2 liters
Lev.23  And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete:
 Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; חֲמִשִּׁים יוֹם and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto Yehovah
50 days from First Fruits: Pentecost
Feast of Weeks, Hag Sh'vu-ot - חַג שָׁבֻעֹת
Feast of Harvest Hag ha katseer - חַג הַקָּצִיר
Pentecost πεντηκοστή - pentēkostē
The first fruits of the wheat harvest
Exod. 34  And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the first fruits of wheat harvest …
Messiah the first fruits
The resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah
Some people might ask, is Yeshua the Messiah alive today?
Beyond a doubt, this is the most important question in the world to each man, woman and child in the world today; actually for that matter, for every person who has ever lived or whoever will be born.
On this issue of whether or not Messiah was raised from the dead revolves the truth or falsity of what we believe as well as all mankind’s hope of a future life with God in eternity.
This is why it's so important to know the word of God so you can point out all the witnesses that claim they saw His appearance many times.
The resurrection of Yeshua Messiah from the dead
Mark 16  Now when Yeshua was risen early the first day of the week (Sunday), 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 Yeshua.
 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.
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
 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.
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’s resurrection 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 - 2018
 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.
Saul explains the resurrection
 Now if Messiah be preached that he
rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the
 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Messiah not risen:
 And if Messiah be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Messiah: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.
 For if the dead rise not, then is not Messiah raised:
 And if Messiah be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Messiah are perished.
 If in this life only we have hope in Messiah, we are of all men most miserable.
 But now is Messiah risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
 For as in Adam all die, even so in Messiah shall all be made alive.
 But every man in his own order: Messiah the firstfruits; afterward they that are Messiah's at his coming.
 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith, all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?
 And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?
 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Messiah Yeshua our Lord, I die daily.
 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.
 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.
 But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?
 Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:
 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain:
 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.
 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.
 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.
 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Yeshua Messiah.
 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord
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
בּכּוּר bikkur bik-koor' the first fruits of the crop
1Cor.15  … 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.
Children of the resurrection
Luke.20  Then came to him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that there is any resurrection; and they asked him,
 Saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man's brother die,
having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take his
wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
 There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children.
 And the second took her to wife, and he died childless.
 And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also: and they left no children, and died.
 Last of all the woman died also.
 Therefore in the resurrection (which they don’t believe) whose wife of them is she? for seven had her to wife.
 AndYeshua answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:
 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.
 Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed
at the bush, when he calleth Yehovah
the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
 For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.
Mark.12  Then come unto him the Sadducees, which say there is no resurrection; and they asked him, saying,
 Master, Moses wrote unto us, If a
man's brother die, and leave his wife behind him, and leave no children, that his
brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
 Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed.
 And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed: and the third likewise.
 And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also.
 In the resurrection (which they don’t believe) therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife.
 And Yeshua answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.
 And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.
Job 14  For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.
 Though the root there of wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;
 Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.
 But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?
 As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decayeth and drieth up:
 So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.
 O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me!
 If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
Phil.3  That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;  If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
Heb. 11  Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
A people against the resurrection
Acts. 23 For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit…
Spreading false doctrine
2 Tim.2  But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
Messiah is raised!
 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 made flesh; 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.