One in Messiah Congregation
June 7th, 2008
God has His own calendar -Third month of God
Sivan 3 - Est. 8:9
In the third month, that is, the month Sivan
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Esth. 8  Then were the king's scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan...
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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".
Exod. 31  Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep : for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.
 Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant .  It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.
Ezek. 20  Moreover also I gave them my Sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.
 And hallow my Sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God.
The Gentiles keep Sabbath also:
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.
Luke 4  And he, Yeshua / Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias.
Messiah Yeshua speaking of the future:
Matt.24  But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day:
We read from the law (Moses) and the prophets every Sabbath.
60 times in the Gospels and letters it uses the word Sabbath
Sixth week towards the Feast of Weeks – Pentecost
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REMEMBER: "TWO" Sabbaths in a row.
The weekly Sabbath and Sunday, June 15th a Sabbath
7 weeks plus one day, 50 - from a slave mentality to the people of God receiving the Commandments in the "3rd" month – Sivan
and the promise of my Father, the baptism of the Holy Spirit
Our Topic today
"Into the wilderness" - Which voice are you listening to?
In the wilderness, you might think there are no distractions,
 In the third month, Sivan, when the children of Israel were gone
forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came
they into the wilderness of Sinai.
 For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel camped before the mount.
 All the commandments which I command thee this
day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and
possess the land which the LORD sware unto your
 And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
 Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.
 Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.
 Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.
midbar: wilderness, uninhabited land, a mouth, (as organ of speech)
daw-bar- A primitive root; perhaps properly to arrange; but used figuratively (of words) to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue: - answer, appoint, bid, command, commune, declare, destroy, give, name, promise, pronounce, rehearse, say, speak, be spokesman, subdue, talk, teach, tell, think, use [entreaties], utter, well, work.
Sinai = “thorny”
No matter where you are, good and evil are at WAR,
Even in the "wilderness"
In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being
governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip
tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis,
and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,
 Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.
And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of
repentance for the remission of sins;
 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;
 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
Luke. 4  Being forty days tempted of the devil
 Then was Yeshua / Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
tempted - πειράζω - peirazō - pi-rad'-zo -From G3984; to test (objectively), that is, endeavor, scrutinize, entice, discipline: - assay, examine, go about, prove, tempt (-er), try.
 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.
 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Deut. 8  And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Pss.91  There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.  For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.  They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
 Yeshua / Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, If thou wilt fall down and worship me.
 Then saith Yeshua / Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Exod. 34  And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped.
 For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:
Deut. 10  Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.
 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
Num. 14  Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice; Surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked me see it:
O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of
 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
 In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.
 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.
 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,
 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.
 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:
 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.
Pss. 106  But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.
And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and
the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Messiah / Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the
woman which brought forth the man child.
 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he
might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Yeshua the Messiah / Jesus Christ.
Why do people blame God for what the devil is doing?
The devil :
The accuser of our brethren
The father of all lies
There is no truth in him
Full of lust
A thief, to steal, and to kill, and to destroy
John. 8  Ye are of your father the devil,
and the lusts of your father ye will do.
He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.
When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own:
for he is a liar,
and the father of it.
John. 10  the thief cometh not,
but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:
I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Rev. 20 the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan
Rev. 17 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
That made the world as a wilderness
That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king
of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!
 The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers.
 He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth.
 The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing.
 Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us.
 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
 All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?
 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.
 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the
 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides
of the pit.
 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.
 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.
 Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.
Satan in people
the anointed cherub that covereth
Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God
The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:
Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from
 With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures:
 By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:
 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God;
 Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness.
 They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas.
 Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.
 Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.
Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the
Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;
 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.
 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.
 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.
 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;
 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,
 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.
 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)
 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
For we are made partakers of Messiah /
Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast
unto the end;
 While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?
 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?
 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
Be Watchful in our wilderness... our life span... God is Watching us