One in Messiah Congregation

  קָּהָל אֶחָד בְּמָּשִׁיחַ


27 S. Maple Street, Hohenwald, Tn. 38462

Phone – 615 712-3931




 A part of the Congregation of Israel

    עֲדַת יִשְׂרָאֵל


Shabbat Shalom

שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם


Today, we sadly use the Gregorian calendar from Pope Gregory; from the 1500’s.

Today is July 15, 2023


July -- Julius Caesar's month

Middle English Julie
Latin Julius "Julius"
Latin Julius mensis "month of Julius"
Latin quintilis mensis "fifth month" - 
now the seventh month L

Quintilis (and later Julius) has always had 31 days.

Julius Caesar reformed the Roman calendar (hence the Julian calendar) in 46 BC. In the process, he renamed this month after himself.  L


We are now in the 4th month, day 26 of God, no scriptural Bible name

Judaism and some Messianics that follow Judaism say Tammuz, which is wrong


Here is woman weeping for Tammuz – (a pagan deity)

תַּמּוּז Tammuwz {tam-mooz'}

Meaning:  Tammuz = a Sumerian deity

Ezek.8 [14] Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the Yehovah's house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz – (pagan deity)  תַּמּוּז - a Sumerian deity of food or vegetation, a Phoenician deity


Today’s topic:


God communicates with people

How did God communicate with people in the past?

How does God communicate with us today?

Let’s explore:

Messages, Prophets, Angels, dreams – some good, some evil



Face to face: 7 matches in TaNaK


John 1 [1] In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.


The Word of Yehovah came: 96 matches in TaNaK

The Word of Yehovah came: 0 matches in Gospels the and letters


The Angel of Yehovah came: 56 matches in TaNaK

The Angel of Yehovah came: 2 matches the Gospels the and letters


The Angel of Yehovah 50 matches in TaNaK

The Angel of Yehovah: 9 matches in the Gospels the and letters


Gabriel: 2 matches in TaNaK

Gabriel: 2 matches in the Gospels the and letters


Michael: 3 times in the book of Daniel

Michael 2 matches in the Gospels the and letters

Jude 1 [9] …Michael the archangel… great of the angels

  הגָּדוֹל לַמַּלְאָכִים (Jude 1:9 HNT)

ρχγγελος archaggelos {ar-khang'-el-os} Meaning:  1) archangel, or chief of the angels


Here is a verse:

Rev.12 [7] And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, [8] And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
9] And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

10] 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: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
11] 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.
12] Therefore rejoice you heavens, and you 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 knows that he hath but a short time.


Visions: 86 matches in TaNaK

Visions: 17 matches in the Gospels the and letters


seraphims: 2 matches in TaNaK


teraphim: 6 matches in TaNaK



a healer; Teraphim (singular or plural) a family idol: - idols (-atry), images, teraphim.

08655 תְּרָפִים teraphiym {te-ra-feme'}

Meaning:  1) idolatry, idols, image(s), teraphim, family idol 1a) a kind of idol used in household shrine or worship

Usage:  AV - image 7, teraphim 6, idol 1, idolatry 1; 15


Interpretation: 40 matches in TaNaK

Interpretation: 8 matches in the Gospels the and letters


Dreams: 114 matches in TaNaK

Dreams: 9 matches in the Gospels and letters

Messages: 4 matches in TaNaK

Messages: 3 matches in the Gospels and letters


The holy ones, watchers

Dan.4 [17] This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomsoever he will, and sets up over it the basest of men.


Prophet, Seer

1Sam.9 [9] (Beforetime in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, thus he spoke, Come, and let us go to the seer: for he that is now called a Prophet was beforetime called a Seer.

[19] And Samuel answered Saul, and said, I am the seer:


Seer: 28 matches in TaNaK

Seer: 0 matches in Gospels the and letters


Prophet: 163 matches in Gospels the and letters

Prophet: 327 matches in TaNaK


Here is a sample of some dreams:

Gen.20 [3] But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, you art but a dead man, for the woman which you hast taken; for she is a man's wife.

[6] And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that you didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld you from sinning against me: therefore suffered I you not to touch her.


Gen.28 [12] And Jacob dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. [13] And, behold, Yehovah stood above it, and said, I am Yehovah God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon you liest, to you will I give it, and to thy seed;
[14] And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and you shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in you and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
[15] And, behold, I am with you, and will keep you in all places whither you go, and will bring you again into this land; for I will not leave you, until I have done that which I have spoken to you of.
[16] And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely Yehovah is in this place; and I knew it not.
[17] And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.


Gen.31 [10] And it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle were ringstraked, speckled, and grisled. [11] And the angel of God spoke unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I.

[24] And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said unto him, Take heed that you speak not to Jacob either good or bad.


Gen.37 [5] And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.[6] And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed:

[7] For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.

[8] And his brethren said to him, Shalt you indeed reign over us? or shalt you indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.

[9] And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.

[10] And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that you hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to you to the earth?



[1] And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt.
[2] And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.
[3] And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.
[4] And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward.
[5] And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the prison.

Gen.41 [1] And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.

Deut.13 [1] If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and gives you a sign or a wonder, [2] And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spoke unto you, saying, Let us go after other gods, which you hast not known, and let us serve them;
[3] You shall not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for Yehovah your God proves you, to know whether you love Yehovah your God with all your heart

Ecc.5 [3] For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words.

[7] For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear you God.



Night vision: 4 matches in TaNaK

Isa.29 [7] And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her munition and that distress her, shall be as a dream of a night vision.[8] It shall even be as when an hungry man dreams, and, behold, he eats; but he awakes, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreams, and, behold, he drinks; but he awakes, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion.


Jer.23 [25] I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.

Jer.27 [9] Therefore hearken not you to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreamers, nor to your enchanters, nor to your sorcerers, which speak unto you, saying, You shall not serve the king of Babylon:


Book of Daniel is full of dreams:

Dan.1 [17] As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

Dan.2 [1] And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake from him.[2] Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king.[3] And the king said unto them, I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit was troubled to know the dream.[4] Then spake the Chaldeans to the king in Syriack, O king, live for ever: tell thy servants the dream, and we will shew the interpretation.[5] The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The thing is gone from me: if you will not make known unto me the dream, with the interpretation thereof, you shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made a dunghill.[6] But if you shew the dream, and the interpretation thereof, you shall receive of me gifts and rewards and great honour: therefore shew me the dream, and the interpretation thereof.[7] They answered again and said, Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will show the interpretation of it.

Dan.4 [5] I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts upon my bed and the visions of my head troubled me.[6] Therefore made I a decree to bring in all the wise men of Babylon before me, that they might make known unto me the interpretation of the dream.[7] Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers: and I told the dream before them; but they did not make known unto me the interpretation thereof.[8] But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose name was Belteshazzar, according to the name of my god, and in whom is the spirit of the holy gods: and before him I told the dream, saying,[9] O Belteshazzar, master of the magicians, because I know that the spirit of the holy gods is in you, and no secret troubleth you, tell me the visions of my dream that I have seen, and the interpretation thereof.

[18] This dream I king Nebuchadnezzar have seen. Now you, O Belteshazzar, declare the interpretation thereof, forasmuch as all the wise men of my kingdom are not able to make known unto me the interpretation: but you art able; for the spirit of the holy gods is in you.[19] Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonied for one hour, and his thoughts troubled him. The king spake, and said, Belteshazzar, let not the dream, or the interpretation thereof, trouble you. Belteshazzar answered and said, My lord, the dream be to them that hate you, and the interpretation thereof to your enemies.


Dan.5[12] Forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting of dreams, and showing of hard sentences, and dissolving of doubts, were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar: now let Daniel be called, and he will show the interpretation.

Dan.7[1] In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters.


Zech.10 [2] For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was no shepherd.


Matt.1 [20] But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of Yehovah appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, you son of David, fear not to take unto you Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.


Matt.2 [12] And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.[13] And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be you there until I bring you word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.


Matt.27 [19] When Pilate was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have you nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.

Jude 1[8] Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.


Job 4 [12] Now a thing was secretly brought to me and mine ear received a little thereof.
[13] In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on men,
[14] Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake.
[15] Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up:
[16] It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence…


Joel.2 [28] And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: [29] And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.


Peter said:

 בְּאַחֲרִית הַיָּמִים (Isa. 2:2)

Acts 2 [17] And it shall come to pass in the last days, said God I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: [18] And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:


Ecc.5 [3] For a dream comes through the multitude of business (sometimes)


Talk to God in prayer:

1Thes.5 [17] Pray without ceasing.


53 matches in the Gospels and letters

80 matches in TaNaK


Supplication: 53 matches in TaNaK, 7 matches in the Gospels and letters


In Psalms we read:

Pss.4 [1] Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: you hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

Pss.5 [3] My voice shall you hear in the morning, Yehovah; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto you, and will look up.

Pss.6 [9] The Yehovah hath heard my supplication; the Yehovah will receive my prayer.

Pss.17 [1] Hear the right Yehovah, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goes not out of feigned lips.

Pss.35 [13] But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.

Pss.39 [12] Hear my prayer, Yehovah, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with you, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.

Pss.42 [8] Yet Yehovah will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.

Pss.54 [2] Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.

Pss.55 [1] Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.

Pss.61 [1] Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

Pss.64 [1] Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.

Pss.65 [2] O You that hears prayer, unto You shall all flesh come.

Pss.66 [19] But verily God had heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer.[20] Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.

Pss.69 [13] But as for me, my prayer is unto you, Yehovah, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.

Pss.72 [20] The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

Pss.80 [4] Yehovah God of hosts, how long will you be angry against the prayer of thy people?

Pss.84 [8] Yehovah God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.

Pss.86 [6] Give ear, Yehovah, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.

Pss.88 [1] Yehovah God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you:
[2] Let my prayer come before you: incline your ear unto my cry;
[3] For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draws nigh unto the grave.

[13] But unto you have I cried, Yehovah; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent you.

Pss.102  [1] Hear my prayer, Yehovah, and let my cry come unto you  [17] He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

Pss.109 [4] For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer.

[7] When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.

Pss.141 [2] Let my prayer be set forth before you as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

[5] Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.

Pss.143 [1] Hear my prayer, Yehovah, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.


In closing:

God does communicate with us


Yeshua said:

Matt.28 [18] And Yeshua came and spoke unto them, saying,

All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

[19] Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: [20] Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:

and, lo,

I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.


God bless you


Shabbat Shalom

שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם

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