One in Messiah Congregation

קָּהָל אֶחָד בְּמָּשִׁיחַ

 A part of the Congregation of Israel

עֲדַת יִשְׂרָאֵל


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Shabbat Shalom

שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם


Today is March 28, 2020

March - Mars' month

Middle English March
Anglo-French March
Old English Martius
Latin Martius "
of Mars"
Latin Marti(s) "
Mars" + -us (adj. suffix)
Latin Martius mensis "
month of Mars"

Martius has always had 31 days

We acknowledge Yehovah’s calendar:

We are now in the 1st month, ha Aviv – 3rd day 

Passover is 8th of April, Wed. evening meal.


Feast of Unleavened bread is April Thursday, 9th through the 15th Wednesday.


Feast of Weeks, feast of harvest, Pentecost is the 31th of May – Sunday.



Today’s Topic:


Where are your gods, your rock in whom you trusted?


Deut.32 [5] They have corrupted themselves…they are a perverse and crooked generation.
[6] Do you thus
requite (reward God foolishly) Yehovah, O foolish people and unwise? Is not He your father that had bought you? Had He not made you, and established you?


Ruth.2 [12] Yehovah recompense your work, and a full reward be given you of Yehovah God of Israel, under whose wings you art come to trust.

2 Sam.22 [2] Yehovah is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;
[3] The God of my rock; in Him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my savior; You save me from violence.

[31] As for God, his way is perfect; the word of Yehovah is tried, He is a buckler to all them that trust in Him.


2Kgs.18 - Hezekiah the son of Ahaz king of Judah

[1] Now it came to pass in the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that Hezekiah the son of Ahaz king of Judah began to reign.

[2] Twenty five years old was he when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Abi, the daughter of Zachariah.

[3] And he did that which was right in the sight of Yehovah, according to all that David his father did.

[4] He removed the high places, and broke the images, and cut down the groves, and broke in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan.


 נְחֻשְׁתָּן Nechushtan {nekh-oosh-tan'} Meaning:  Nehushtan = "a thing of brass"


[5] He trusted in Yehovah God of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him.

[6] For he clave to Yehovah, and departed not from following Him, but kept His commandments, which Yehovah commanded Moses.

[7] And Yehovah was with him; and he prospered whithersoever he went forth: and he rebelled against the king of Assyria, and served him not.

[8] He smote the Philistines, even unto Gaza, and the borders thereof, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.

[9] And it came to pass in the fourth year of King Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against Samaria, and besieged it.

[10] And at the end of three years they took it: even in the sixth year of Hezekiah, that is the ninth year of Hoshea king of Israel, Samaria was taken.

[11] And the king of Assyria did carry away Israel unto Assyria, and put them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes:

[12] Because they obeyed not the voice of Yehovah their God, but transgressed his covenant and all that Moses the servant of Yehovah commanded, and would not hear them, nor do them.

[13] Now in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah did Sennacherib king of Assyria come up against all the fenced cities of Judah, and took them.

[14] And Hezekiah king of Judah sent to the king of Assyria to Lachish, saying, I have offended; return from me: that which you put on me will I bear. And the king of Assyria appointed unto Hezekiah king of Judah three hundred talents of silver and thirty talents of gold.

[15] And Hezekiah gave him all the silver that was found in the house of Yehovah, and in the treasures of the king's house.

[16] At that time did Hezekiah cut off the gold from the doors of the temple of Yehovah, and from the pillars which Hezekiah king of Judah had overlaid, and gave it to the king of Assyria.

[17] And the king of Assyria sent Tartan and Rabsaris and Rab-shakeh from Lachish to king Hezekiah with a great host against Jerusalem.

And they went up and came to Jerusalem. And when they were come up, they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool, which is in the highway of the fuller's field.

[18] And when they had called to the king, there came out to them Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, which was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder.

[19] And Rab-shakeh said unto them, Speak you now to Hezekiah, Thus says the great king, the king of Assyria,

What confidence is this wherein you trust?

[20] You say, (but they are but vain words,) I have counsel and strength for the war. Now on whom do you trust that you rebel against me?

[21] Now, behold, you trust upon the staff of this bruised reed, even upon Egypt, on which if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharoah king of Egypt unto all that trust on him.

[22] But if you say unto me, We trust in Yehovah our God: is not that He, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah hath taken away, and hath said to Judah and Jerusalem, Ye shall worship before this altar in Jerusalem?

[23] Now therefore, I pray you, give pledges to my lord the king of Assyria, and I will deliver you two thousand horses, if you be able on your part to set riders upon them.

[24] How then will you turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put your trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen?

[25] Am I now come up without Yehovah against this place to destroy it?

Yehovah said to me, Go up against this land, and destroy it.

[26] Then said Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebna, and Joah, unto Rab-shakeh, Speak, I pray you, to your servants in the Syrian language; for we understand it: and talk not with us in the Jews' language in the ears of the people that are on the wall.

[27] But Rab-shakeh said unto them, Did my master sent me to your master, and to you, to speak these words? did he not sent me to the men which sit on the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you.

[28] Then Rab-shakeh stood and cried with a loud voice in the Jews' language, and spoke, saying, Hear the word of the great king, the king of Assyria:
[29] Thus says the king, Let not Hezekiah deceive you: for he shall not be able to deliver you out of his hand:

[30] Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in Yehovah, saying, Yehovah will surely deliver us, and this city shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.

[31] Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus says the king of Assyria, Make an agreement with me by a present, and come out to me, and then eat you every man of his own vine, and every one of his fig tree, and drink you every one the waters of his cistern:
[32] Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of oil olive and of honey, that you may live, and not die: and hearken not unto Hezekiah, when he persuades you, saying, Yehovah will deliver us.

[33] Hath any of the gods of the nations delivered at all his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria?
[34] Where are the gods of Hamath, and of Arpad? where are the gods of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah? have they delivered Samaria out of mine hand?

[35] Who are they among all the gods of the countries, that have delivered their country out of mine hand, that Yehovah should deliver Jerusalem out of mine hand?

[36] But the people held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's commandment was, saying, answer him not.

[37] Then came Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, which was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder, to Hezekiah with their clothes rent, and told him the words of Rab-shakeh.



[1] And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of Yehovah. (Time to fast)

[2] And he sent Eliakim, which was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.

[3] And they said unto him, Thus says Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.

[4] It may be Yehovah your God will hear all the words of Rab-shakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God; and will reprove the words which Yehovah your God hath heard: wherefore lift up your prayer for the remnant that are left.

[5] So the servants of King Hezekiah came to Isaiah.

[6] And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall you say to your master, Thus says Yehovah, Be not afraid of the words which you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed Me.

[7] Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumor, and shall return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.

[8] So Rab-shakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.

[9] And when he heard say of Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, Behold, he is come out to fight against you: he sent messengers again unto Hezekiah, saying:

[10] Thus shall you speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not your God in whom you trust deceive you, saying, Jerusalem shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.

[11] Behold, you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, by destroying them utterly: and shall you be delivered?

[12] Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed; as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which were in Thelasar?

[13] Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivah?

[14] And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of Yehovah, and spread it before Yehovah.

[15] And Hezekiah prayed before Yehovah, and said, O Yehovah God of Israel, which dwells between the cherubims, you are the God, even you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: you have made heaven and earth.

[16] Yehovah, bow down your ear, and hear: open, Yehovah your eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach the Living God.

[17] Of a truth, Yehovah, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands,[18] And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.

[19] Now therefore, O Yehovah our God, I beseech you, save you us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you art Yehovah God, even you only.


[20] Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus says Yehovah God of Israel, That which you have prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria I have heard.

[21] This is the word that Yehovah hath spoken concerning him; the virgin the daughter of Zion had despised you, and laughed you to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem had shaken her head at you.

[22] Whom have you reproached and blasphemed?

and against whom have you exalted your voice, and lifted up your eyes on high?

Even against the Holy One of Israel.

[23] By the messengers you have reproached the Lord, and have said, With the multitude of my chariots I am come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon, and will cut down the tall cedar trees thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the lodgings of his borders, and into the forest of his Carmel.

[24] I have digged and drunk strange waters, and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of besieged places.

[25] Have you not heard long ago how I have done it, and of ancient times that I have formed it? Now have I brought it to pass, that you should be to lay waste fenced cities into ruinous heaps.

[26] Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.

[27] But I know your abode, and your going out, and your coming in, and your rage against Me.

[28] Because your rage against Me and your tumult is come up into Mine ears, therefore I will put my hook in your nose, and my bridle in your lips, and I will turn you back by the way by which you came.

[29] And this shall be a sign unto you, Ye shall eat this year such things as grow of themselves, and in the second year that which springs of the same; and in the third year sow you, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruits thereof.
[30] And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.

[31] For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of Yehovah of hosts shall do this.

[32] Therefore thus says Yehovah concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it.

[33] By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, says Yehovah.

[34] For I will defend this city, to save it, for Mine own sake, and for My servant David's sake.

[35] And it came to pass that night, that the angel of Yehovah went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.

[36] So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.

[37] And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword: and they escaped into the land of Armenia. And Esar-haddon his son reigned in his stead.



[5] Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lies in thy bosom.
[6] For the son dishonors the father, the daughter raised up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man's enemies are the men of his own house.
[7] Therefore I will look unto
Yehovah; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.

[18] Who is a God like unto you that pardons iniquity and passes by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? He retains not his anger forever, because he delights in mercy.
[19] He will turn again, He will have compassion upon us; He will subdue our iniquities; and God will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.


[1] Come, and let us return unto Yehovah: for He hath torn, and He will heal us; He hath smitten, and He will bind us up.

[2] After two days will He revive us: in the third day (like His Son) He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight.

[3] Then shall we know if we follow on to know Yehovah:

His going forth is prepared as the morning; and He shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.



[1] Not unto us, O Yehovah, not unto us, but unto Your Name give glory, for Your mercy, and for Your truth's sake.

[2] Wherefore should the heathen say,: Where is now their God?

[3] But our God is in the heavens: He hath done whatsoever He hath pleased.

[4] Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
[5] They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:
[6] They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not:
[7] They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.
[8] They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.

[9] O Israel, trust you in Yehovah: He is their help and their shield.

[10] O house of Aaron, trust in Yehovah: He is their help and their shield.

[11] Ye that fear Yehovah trust in Yehovah: He is their help and their shield.

[12] Yehovah hath been mindful of us:

He will bless us; He will bless the house of Israel; He will bless the house of Aaron.

[13] He will bless them that fear Yehovah, both small and great.

[14] Yehovah shall increase you more and more, you and your children.

[15] Ye are blessed of Yehovah which made heaven and earth.

[16] The heaven, even the heavens, a

re Yehovah’s: but the earth hath He given to the children of men.

[17] The dead praise not Yah, neither any that go down into silence.

[18] But we will bless Yah from this time forth and for evermore.

Praise Yah.


Shabbat Shalom

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