One in Messiah Congregation
July 5, 2008
God has His own calendar - 4th month, first day, no name in scripture
2Kgs.25  And on the ninth day of the fourth month the famine prevailed in the city, and there was no bread for the people of the land.
Happy Rosh Chodesh / New Moon
(We do not use, as Judaism, the pagan name Tammuz, a Phoenician deity to name one of the Lord's months)
Question: Why are we here today?
Answer: We were told to remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy
The 4th Commandment is a part of the covenant given to us at Mount Sinai in the 3rd month, Sivan
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 the LORD 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 the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed 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 the LORD in all your dwellings.
Isa. 56 - the stranger gets a special from keeping Sabbath
How to keep Sabbath
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 the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; 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 the LORD hath spoken it.
Neh. 13:15, to the end of the chapter. It is evil to buy and sell on the Sabbath of the Lord.
We read from law and the prophets every Sabbath like in Acts after the resurrection
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.
60 times in the Gospels and letters it uses the word Sabbath
It's all about Messiah, purification for sin, Salvation, eternal life
These things were our examples, ensample
Are written for our admonition
Parshah: Chukat Verses: Numbers 19:1-22:1
æÉàú çË÷ÌÇú äÇúÌåÉøÈä This is the ordinance of the law
ôÈøÈä àÂãËîÌÈä red heifer
I see a picture, of the patterns of things in the heavens, of Messiah, of Salvation, of Sabbath, of Baptism, of the Word, (possibly the end of the world)
Without spot, no blemish, without the camp, sprinkle blood,
Water of separation: it is a purification for sin
On the third day, and on the seventh day - a statute for ever
He purify not himself the third day, then the seventh day he shall not be clean
 And the LORD spake
unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
 This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD hath commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke:
 And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, that he may bring her forth without the camp, and one shall slay her before his face:
 And Eleazar the priest shall take of her blood with his finger, and sprinkle of her blood directly before the tabernacle of the congregation seven times:
 And one shall burn the heifer in his sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall he burn:
 And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer.
 Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and he
shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp, and
the priest shall be unclean until the even.
 And he that burneth her shall wash his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in water, and shall be unclean until the even.
 And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up without the camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for a water of separation: it is a purification for sin.
 And he that gathereth the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: and it shall be unto the children of Israel, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among them, for a statute for ever.
 He that toucheth
the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days.
 He shall purify himself with it on the third day, and on the seventh day he shall be clean: but if he purify not himself the third day, then the seventh day he shall not be clean.
 Whosoever toucheth the dead body of any man that is dead, and purifieth not himself, defileth the tabernacle of the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from Israel: because the water of separation was not sprinkled upon him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon him.
 This is the law,
when a man dieth in a tent: all that come into the
tent, and all that is in the tent, shall be unclean seven
 And every open vessel, which hath no covering bound upon it, is unclean.
 And whosoever toucheth one that is slain with a sword in the open fields, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days.
 And for an unclean person they shall take of the ashes of the burnt heifer of purification for sin, and running water shall be put thereto in a vessel:
 And a clean person shall take hyssop, and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it upon the tent, and upon all the vessels, and upon the persons that were there, and upon him that touched a bone, or one slain, or one dead, or a grave:
 And the clean person shall sprinkle upon the unclean on the third day, and on the seventh day: and on the seventh day he shall purify himself, and wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and shall be clean at even.
 But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because he hath defiled the sanctuary of the LORD: the water of separation hath not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean.
 And it shall be a
perpetual statute unto them, that he that sprinkleth
the water of separation shall wash his
clothes; and he that toucheth the water of separation shall be unclean until
 And whatsoever the unclean person toucheth shall be unclean; and the soul that toucheth it shall be unclean until even. the ashes of the heifer
 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that
grace may abound?
 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Yeshua the Messiah were baptized into his death?
 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Messiah was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Eph. 5  That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,  That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
John. 13  Yeshua saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.
John. 15  Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
 Then verily the first covenant had also
ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.
 For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary.
 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;
 Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;
 And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.
 Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.
 But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:
 The Holy Spirit this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:
 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;
 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.
 But Messiah being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
 How much more shall the blood of Messiah, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.
 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,
 Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.
 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.
 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
 For Messiah is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
 So Messiah was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
I see a picture, of the patterns of things in the heavens, of Messiah, of Salvation
The LORD spake saying - speak ye unto the rock
Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice
 Then came the
children of Israel, even the whole congregation, into the desert of Zin in the first month: and the people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there,
and was buried there.
 And there was no water for the congregation: and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.
 And the people chode with Moses, and spake, saying, Would God that we had died when our brethren died before the LORD!
 And why have ye brought up the congregation of the LORD into this wilderness, that we and our cattle should die there?
 And wherefore have ye made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil place? it is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink.
 And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto them.
 And the LORD spake
unto Moses, saying,
 Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.
 And Moses took the rod from before the LORD, as he commanded him.
 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?
 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.
 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.
 This is the water of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with the LORD, and he was sanctified in them.
 And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Thus saith
thy brother Israel, Thou knowest all the travail that
hath befallen us:
 How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians vexed us, and our fathers:
 And when we cried unto the LORD, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and hath brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy border:
 Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy country: we will not pass through the fields, or through the vineyards, neither will we drink of the water of the wells: we will go by the king's highway, we will not turn to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed thy borders.
 And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not pass by me, lest I come out against thee with the sword.
 And the children of Israel said unto him, We will go by the high way: and if I and my cattle drink of thy water, then I will pay for it: I will only, without doing any thing else, go through on my feet.
 And he said, Thou shalt not go through. And Edom came out against him with much people, and with a strong hand.
 Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border: wherefore Israel turned away from him.
 And the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, journeyed from Kadesh, and came unto mount Hor.
 And the LORD spake
unto Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, by the coast of
the land of Edom, saying,
 Aaron shall be gathered unto his people: for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye rebelled against my word at the water of Meribah.
 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up unto mount Hor:
 And strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered unto his people, and shall die there.
 And Moses did as the LORD commanded: and they went up into mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation.
 And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there in the top of the mount: and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mount.
 And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.
Miriam died - Aaron died - Moses alone now
Num. 33  And Aaron the priest went up into mount Hor at the commandment of the LORD, and died there, in the fortieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the first day of the fifth month.  And Aaron was an hundred and twenty and three years old when he died in mount Hor.
 And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
 Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
 And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.
 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
John. 3  And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
These things were our examples, ensample
Are written for our admonition
 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should
be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed
through the sea;
 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Messiah.
 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
 Neither let us tempt Messiah, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples:
and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world
 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.
Num. 22 - Balak the son of Zippor - Balaam the son of Beor
Mic. 6  O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim unto Gilgal; that ye may know the righteousness of the LORD.
Josh.13  Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, did the children of Israel slay with the sword among them that were slain by them.
These things were our examples, ensample
Are written for our admonition
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, 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.