One in Messiah Congregation
קָּהָל אֶחָד בְּמָּשִׁיחַ
Part of the Congregation of Israel
Shabbat Shalom שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם
Today we use the Gregorian calendar from Pope Gregory; from the 1500’s.
Today is September 21th 2013
Yehovah has His own calendar
We are now in the 7th month called ha Ethanim – 14th day
הָ אֵ תָ נִים
The alef and tav, first and last (forever)
Ha Ethanim means “enduring” - the permanent brooks
הָאֵתָנִים ha Ethanim - Always with the article ha, the - permanent brooks;
Ethanim = enduring - seventh month, corresponding end of Sept, Oct. - so named because permanent streams still flowed - plural of H386 below:
H386איתן eythan - perpetual, constant, perennial, ever-flowing, ever-flowing (of a stream), permanence, permanent, enduring (figuratively)
Most people have never heard of ha Ethanim from scripture, they are brainwashed by Judaism to say Tishri which is nowhere in scripture.
Tishri and the made up Rosh Hashanah (New Years) are from the pagan Babylonian influence that came upon the Jews at that time.
The adoption of some of the Babylonian month names come from the Talmud, Rosh Hashanah.
Here is the verse for ha ethanim:
1Kgs.8 And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast in the month ha Ethanim, which is the seventh month.
בְּיֶרַח הָאֵתָנִים, בֶּחָג--הוּא, הַחֹדֶשׁ הַשְּׁבִיעִי
Recap of the upcoming feast date
Remember, all my dates that I give you, start the evening before!
Starts this evening
The feast of Tabernacles is going to be the 22nd through the 29th
The 22nd and 29th are both on Sundays.
There are 2 Sabbaths in this feast, one at the start and one at the end of the feast.
Sunday: Lev. 23 And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the Yehovah your God seven days.
I must explain the Sabbath again
שַׁבַּת שַׁבָּתוֹן Sabbath of rest
This is how simple it is:
 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 Yehovah thy God:
(Rev.1 John was in Spirit on Yehovah’s day)
Back to Exod. 20
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 Yehovah made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore Yehovah blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
Same in Deut. 5
 Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as Yehovah thy God hath commanded thee.
 Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work:
 But the seventh day is the sabbath of Yehovah thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou.
 And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that Yehovah thy God brought
thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore Yehovah thy God
commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.
Lev. 23  Six days shall work be done:
the seventh day is the Sabbath of rest, an “holy convocation”;
ye shall do no work therein:
it is the Sabbath of Yehovah in all your dwellings.
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 Yehovah, honorable; and shalt honour him,
1 - not doing thine own ways,
2 - nor finding thine own pleasure,
3 - nor speaking thine own words:
 Then shalt thou delight thyself in Yehovah; 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 Yehovah hath spoken it.
Buying and selling is evil on the Sabbath
Neh. 13  There dwelt men of Tyre also therein, which brought fish, and all manner of ware, and sold on the Sabbath unto the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem.
 Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said unto them, what evil thing is this that ye do, and profane the Sabbath day?
The first day is mentioned only 2 times when they met for a certain event in Acts and the letter to the Corinthians
It never says the 1st day replaced the 7th day as Sabbath
It never says the 1st day is a Commandment or a rest
Acts 20:7 And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.
1Corinthians 16:2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
We read from the law and the prophets every Sabbath like they did in the Book of Acts.
60 times in the Gospels and letters it uses the word Sabbath!
This evening starts the Feast of tabernacles חַג הַסֻּכּוֹת
חַג הָאָסִף feast of ingathering
When Messiah comes back, the last gathering
Exodus 34:22 And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the first fruits of wheat harvest,
and ***the feast of ingathering at the year's end. (This shows this is NOT New Year)
וְחַג שָׁבֻעֹת תַּעֲשֶׂה לְךָ, בִּכּוּרֵי קְצִיר חִטִּים; וְחַג, הָאָסִיף--תְּקוּפַת, הַשָּׁנָה
Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous
רַנְּנוּ צַדִּיקִים, בַּיהוָה
This evening - Ha Ethanim 15 – the Feast of Tabernacles
3 harvests - 3 feasts
which is to come
Rev.1  John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;
 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
The first Succoth
Gen.33[ 17] And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth .
וְיַעֲקֹב נָסַע סֻכֹּתָה, וַיִּבֶן לוֹ בָּיִת; וּלְמִקְנֵהוּ עָשָׂה סֻכֹּת, עַל־כֵּן קָרָא שֵׁם־הַמָּקוֹם סֻכּוֹת
3 feasts not 7 feasts
Exod.23 -  Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year.
 Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:)
 And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field:
and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.
 Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord Yehovah.
Deut.16  Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before Yehovah thy God in the place which he shall choose; in
the feast of unleavened bread,
and in the feast of weeks,
and in the feast of tabernacles
When Messiah died,Passover, was buried and rose
חַג הַמַּצּוֹת feast of unleavened bread
first fruits of your harvest
עֹמֶר רֵאשִׁית קְצִירְכֶם
Feast of weeksחַג שָׁבֻעֹת
חַג הַקָּצִיר feast of harvest – When The Holy Spirit came
John.14  If ye love me, keep my commandments.
 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
Feast of tabernacles חַג הַסֻּכּוֹת
חַג הָאָסִף feast of ingathering
When Messiah comes back, the last gathering
Again - Exodus 34:22 And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year's end. (This shows this is NOT New Year)
וְחַג שָׁבֻעֹת תַּעֲשֶׂה לְךָ, בִּכּוּרֵי קְצִיר חִטִּים; וְחַג, הָאָסִיף--תְּקוּפַת, הַשָּׁנָה
Rejoice in Yehovah, O ye righteous
רַנְּנוּ צַדִּיקִים, בַּיהוָה
Pss.33  Rejoice in Yehovah, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.
Pss.97  Rejoice in Yehovah, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
Lev.23  And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before Yehovah your God seven days.
Neh.8 [1 ] And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was before the water gate; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which Yehovah had commanded to Israel.
 And on the second day were gathered together the chief of the fathers of all the people, the priests, and the Levites, unto Ezra the scribe, even to understand the words of the law.
 And they found written in the law which Yehovah had commanded by Moses, that the children of Israel should dwell in booths in the feast of the seventh month:
 And that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities, and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth unto the mount, and fetch olive branches, and pine branches, and myrtle branches, and palm branches, and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is written.
 So the people went forth, and brought them, and made themselves booths, every one upon the roof of his house, and in their courts, and in the courts of the house of God, and in the street of the water gate, and in the street of the gate of Ephraim.
 And all the congregation of them that were come again out of the captivity made booths, and sat under the booths: for since the days of Jeshua the son of Nun unto that day had not the children of Israel done so.
Strange, approximately little over 1000 yrs
1451 B.C. 446 B.C. no booths (Jeshua - Joshua) died around 2523
And there was very great gladness. שִׂמְחָה, גְּדוֹלָה מְאֹד
 Also day by day, from the first day unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day was a solemn assembly, according unto the manner
 Also day by day, from the first day unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day was a solemn assembly, according unto the manner. .
וַיִּקְרָא בְּסֵפֶר תּוֹרַת הָאֱלֹהִים, יוֹם בְּיוֹם־־מִן־הַיּוֹם הָרִאשׁוֹן, עַד הַיּוֹם הָאַחֲרוֹן; וַיַּעֲשׂוּ־חָג שִׁבְעַת יָמִים, וּבַיּוֹם הַשְּׁמִינִי עֲצֶרֶת כַּמִּשְׁפָּט
We will do the same as above; day by day, from the first day unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of God.
Deut.16  And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt: (old man of sin) God delivered us.
Isa.43  I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.
Our Sukkah is a shadow of our future Home
Rev.21[ 3] And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
Isa.65  For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
Isa.66  For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith Yehovah, so shall your seed and your name remain.
2Pet.3  Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
Rev.21  And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
It is all about Messiah who has eternal life
Matt.19[ 16] And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
Matt.25[ 46] And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
John.12[ 25] He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
John.17[ 3] And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Yeshua the Messiah, whom thou hast sent
John.3[ 15] That whosoever believeth in him (Messiah) should not perish, but have eternal life.
John.5[ 39] Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me, Messiah.
John.6[ 54] Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
John.10[ 28] And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
1John.5[ 11] And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. [12 ] He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.[13 ] These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Yeshua the Messiah. This is the true God, and eternal life.
One of the reasons we put branches over our sukkah is because we want Messiah to cover us, protect us, and preserve us in our wilderness known as our lifetime.
Messiah the BRANCH
Isaiah 4:2 In that day shall the branchצֶמַח of Yehovah be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.
Jeremiah 33:15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousnessצֶמַח צְדָקָה to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.
Zechariah 3:8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth My Servant the BRANCH. נֵצֶר
Zechariah 6:12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh Yehovah of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH;צֶמַח and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of Yehovah:
Here is a play on words
Isaiah 11: Branch - Messiah נֵצֶר (and) Nazareneנָצְרִי - looks close
1: And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch נֵצֶר shall grow out of his roots:נצר netser - a shoot; figuratively, a descendant: - branch
This is a picture of Messiah – the נָּזִיר, Nazarite
Matthew 2:23 And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.
Acts 24:5 For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes: נָצְרִי
back to Isaiah 11:
2 And the spirit of Yehovah shall rest upon him (Messiah), the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of Yehovah;
3 And shall make him (Messiah) , of quick understanding in the fear of Yehovah: and he (Messiah), shall not judge after the sight of his (Messiah), eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his (Messiah), ears:
4 But with righteousness shall he (Messiah), judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he (Messiah), shall smite the earth with the rod of his (Messiah), mouth, and with the breath of his (Messiah), lips shall he (Messiah), slay the wicked.
5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his (Messiah), loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his (Messiah), reins.
6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.
9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of Yehovah, as the waters cover the sea.
10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his (Messiah), rest shall be glorious.
John 12:13 Took branches of palm trees and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Feast mentioned “7” times
1 After these things Yeshua walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.
2 Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles (Lev. 23:34) was at hand.
3 His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest.
4 For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world.
5 For neither did his brethren believe in him.
6 Then Yeshua said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready.
7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
8 Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast; for my time is not yet full come.
9 When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee.
10 But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.
11 Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?
12 And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people.
13 Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.
14 Now about the midst of the feast Yeshua went up into the temple, and taught.
37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, (the 8th day - Lev. 23:36) Yeshua stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Yeshua was not yet glorified.)
40 Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.
Deuteronomy 18:15 The Yehovah thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet ( Messiah ) from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken
back to John "7" –
41 Others said, This is the Messiah / Messiah. But some said, Shall Messiah come out of Galilee?
42 Hath not the scripture said, That Messiah / Messiah cometh of the seed of David,
Psalms 132:11 Yehovah hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I (Messiah) set upon thy throne.
back to John "7" –
and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?
Micah 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he (Messiah) come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
The reason why I am showing you these things below is because I don’t want you to be tricked into Judaism’s doctrines and persuasions.
These things below I believe were created by over active imaginations, which leads to lying and adding and diminishing from the word of God.
Groupthink, a term coined by social psychologist Irving Janis (1972), occurs when a group makes faulty decisions because group pressures lead to a deterioration of “mental efficiency, reality testing, and moral judgment”.
Groups affected by groupthink ignore alternatives and tend to take irrational actions that dehumanize other groups.
A group is especially vulnerable to groupthink when its members are similar in background, when the group is insulated from outside opinions, and when there are no clear rules for decision making.
No 4 species as Judaism states!
The Four Species?
****Where does it say this in the Word?
Made up stuff below:
Etrog - citron (a citrus fruit native to Israel)
Lulav - palm branch
Hadas - myrtle branch
Arava - willow branch
This is what they do:
The etrog is held separately.
The three branches are bound together and referred to collectively as the lulav.
More made up stuff:
The lulav, whose central pillar is referred to as its "backbone" (shidrah) resembles the backbone of man.
The leaves of the myrtle branch (hadas) resemble the eyes of man.
The leaves of the willow branch (aravah) resemble the lips of man.
The etrog resembles the heart of man.
More made up stuff:
The Etrog represents the heart, the seat of our emotions.
The Hadas (myrtle) has leaves shaped like an eye.
The Lulav (date palm) represents the spine, from where our actions emanate.
The Aravah (willow) represents the lips, our speech.
* Lulav – the spine
* Hadass – the eye
* Aravah – the mouth
* Etrog – the heart
****there is no Mitzvah of a lulav
Sad to say, with these four species in hand, Jews recite a blessing and wave the species in six directions (east, south, west, and north, up and down) to symbolize that God is everywhere. The four species are also held during the Hallel prayer.
Each day during Sukkot, there are special processions in synagogue around the Torah.
The etrog and lulav are held during these processions.
These processions, called hoshanas because during the procession a prayer with the refrain hoshana (please save us) is recited, commemorate similar processions around the altar of the ancient Temple in Jerusalem.
This is all made up!
There is this made up story:
During the holiday, some Jews recite the ushpizin prayer which symbolizes the welcoming of seven "exalted guests" into the sukkah.
These ushpizin (Aramaic אושפיזין 'guests'), represent the seven shepherds of Israel: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Aaron, Joseph and David.
According to made up tradition, each night a different guest enters the sukkah followed by the other six.
Each of the ushpizin has a unique lesson which teaches the parallels of the spiritual focus of the day on which they visit. A new made up tradition has arisen among some Jews to invite seven female counterparts to the above shepherds.
A number of different lists exist which may include any of the following: Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, Leah, Miriam, Deborah, Esther, Ruth, and Tamar among others.
– ALL WRONG
Remember; beware of false teachers that copy each other such as:
Messianics that follow Judaism
Messianics that follow Karaites
Protestant Gentile teachers that follow Messianics that follow Karaites or Judaism
Watch out for all those who “charge you money” for anything pertaining to God. – WRONG!
Here some of what they teach:
Some did the new moon on the – WRONG DAY
Some call this 7th month, the new year, Rosh ha Shanna – WRONG
Some call this month Adam’s birthday – WRONG
Some call this month the month the earth was created – WRONG
Some call this month Tishri – WRONG
Judaism says on the Day of Atonement, you can fast and that is sufficient to take away your sins – WRONG
All the above are lies – Sin
Judaism said on the Day of Atonement so many other unscriptural things.
Beware of this mess above. This study of Judaism’s nonsense was meant to clear up silly distractions and made up stories that are unscriptural.
I hope this leads you to read Scripture for yourself.
Now truth, here is what the Scripture says:
Leviticus 23:40 And ye shall take you on the "first day" the
boughs of goodly trees, פְּרִי עֵץ הָדָר
branches of palm trees, כַּפֹּת תְּמָרִים
and the boughs of thick trees, וַעֲנַף עֵץ-עָבֹת
and willows of the brook; וְעַרְבֵי-נָחַל
and ye shall rejoice before Yehovah your God seven day.
וּלְקַחְתֶּם לָכֶם בַּיּוֹם הָרִאשׁוֹן, פְּרִי עֵץ הָדָר כַּפֹּת תְּמָרִים, וַעֲנַף עֵץ-עָבֹת, וְעַרְבֵי-נָחַל;
וּשְׂמַחְתֶּם, לִפְנֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם--שִׁבְעַת יָמִים
Nehemiah 8:15 And that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities, and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth unto the mount, and fetch
***Judaism is wrong again, more than the false Four Species below:
1 - olive branches, עֲלֵי-זַיִת
2 - and pine branches, וַעֲלֵי-עֵץ שֶׁמֶן
3 - and myrtle branches, וַעֲלֵי הֲדַס
4 - and palm branches, וַעֲלֵי תְמָרִים
5 - and branches of thick trees, וַעֲלֵי עֵץ עָבֹת
to make booths, as it is written.
וַאֲשֶׁר יַשְׁמִיעוּ, וְיַעֲבִירוּ קוֹל בְּכָל-עָרֵיהֶם וּבִירוּשָׁלִַם לֵאמֹר--צְאוּ הָהָר וְהָבִיאוּ עֲלֵי-זַיִת וַעֲלֵי-עֵץ שֶׁמֶן, וַעֲלֵי הֲדַס וַעֲלֵי תְמָרִים וַעֲלֵי עֵץ עָבֹת: לַעֲשֹׂת סֻכֹּת, כַּכָּתוּב
You can see how simple it is by just reading the word of God to get the correct understanding and answers to any Bible questions that may be presented to you.
Feast of Tabernacles starts this evening!
We will be at the congregation at 2 pm on Sunday for a short meeting
Talk to you later from our sukkah