One in Messiah Congregation

  קָּהָל אֶחָד בְּמָּשִׁיחַ


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 A part of the Congregation of Israel

    עֲדַת יִשְׂרָאֵל


Shabbat Shalom

שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם


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

The date is April 9, 2022 (in the 21 Century)

April -- Aphrodite's month

Old English April(is)
Aphro, short for Aphrodite.

Aprilis had 30 days, until Numa when it had 29 days, until Julius when it became 30 days long.

Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love and beauty. She is identified with the Roman goddess Venus.


The God of Israel has His own Calendar:

We are now in the first month of God called ha Aviv / Nisan, day 7

Exod.12 [1] … Yehovah spoke unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,
[2This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you. 

Exod. 13 [3] And Moses said unto the people, Remember this dayin which you came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand Yehovah brought you out from this place: There shall no leavened bread be eaten[4] This day came you out in the month Abib ha Aviv

Esth.3 [7] In the first month, that is, the month Nisan, 


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Today’s Topic:

God separates

Make no marriages with them


First, some Hebrew words:

פָּלָה palah  

Meaning:  1) to be distinct, marked out, be separated; be distinguished, to be set apart

 בָּדַל badal

Meaning:  1) to divide, to make a distinction, difference, to divide into parts, to separate oneself from, to withdraw from, to separate oneself unto, to be excluded


פָּרַד parad

Meaning:   about the same as above


נָזַר nazar

Meaning:  1) to dedicate, consecrate, separate, to dedicate oneself, devote oneself, to keep sacredly separate, to live as a Nazarite



[1] Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, doing according to their abominations, even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.

[2] For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands: yea, the hand of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this trespass.
3] And when I heard this thing, I rent my garment and my mantle, and plucked off the hair of my head and of my beard, and sat down astonied.
4] Then were assembled unto me every one that trembled at the words of the God of Israel, because of the transgression of those that had been carried away; and I sat astonished until the evening sacrifice.
5] And at the evening sacrifice I arose up from my heaviness; and having rent my garment and my mantle, I fell upon my knees, and spread out my hands unto Yehovah my God.
6] And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens.
7] Since the days of our fathers have we been in a great trespass unto this day; and for our iniquities have we, our kings, and our priests, been delivered into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, and to a spoil, and to confusion of face, as it is this day.
8] And now for a little space grace hath been showed from Yehovah our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage.
9] For we were bondmen; yet our God hath not forsaken us in our bondage, but hath extended mercy unto us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us a reviving, to set up the house of our God, and to repair the desolations thereof, and to give us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem.
10] And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? for we have forsaken thy commandments, [11] Which you have commanded by thy servants the prophets, saying, The land, unto which ye go to possess it, is an unclean land with the filthiness of the people of the lands, with their abominations, which have filled it from one end to another with their uncleanness.

[12] Now therefore give not your daughters unto their sons, neither take their daughters unto your sons, nor seek their peace or their wealth for ever: that you may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children for ever.


Amos 3

[1] Hear this word that Yehovah had spoken against you, O children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying,

[2] You only have I known of all the families of the earth:

therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.


Exod.33 [16For wherein shall it be known here that I and your people have found grace in your sight? is it not in that you go with us? So shall we be separated, I and your people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.


Lev.20 [24] But I have said unto you, You shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that flows with milk and honey: I am Yehovah your God, which have separated you from other people.

[25] You shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and you shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creeps on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean.


Lev.22 [1] … Yehovah spoke unto Moses, saying,
[2] Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, that 
they separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel, and that they profane not my holy name in those things which they hallow unto me: I am Yehovah.
[3] Say unto them, 
whosoever he be of all your seed among your generations, that goes unto the holy things, which the children of Israel hallow unto Yehovah, having his uncleanness upon him, that soul shall be cut off from my presence: I am Yehovah.


Lev. 20 [24] … I have said unto you, You shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that flows with milk and honey: I am Yehovah your God, which have separated you from other people.

Num. 8 [14Thus shall you separate the Levites from among the children of Israel: and the Levites shall be mine.

Deut. 7 [1] When Yehovah your God shall bring you into the land whither you go to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before you, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than you;
2] And when Yehovah your God shall deliver them before you; you shall smite them, and utterly destroy them; you shall make no covenant with them, nor show mercy unto them:
[3] Neither shall you make marriages with them; your daughter you shall not give unto his son, nor his daughter shall you take unto your son.
4] For they will turn away your son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of Yehovah be kindled against you, and destroy you suddenly.
5] But thus shall you deal with them; you shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.
6] For you are 
a holy people unto Yehovah your God: Yehovah your God hath chosen you to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.

Deut.10 [8At that time Yehovah separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of Yehovah, to stand before Yehovah to minister unto him, and to bless in his name, unto this day.

Deut.19 [2] You shall separate three cities for you in the midst of your land, which Yehovah your God giveth you to possess it.

Deut.32 [8When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when He separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel. [9] For Yehovah's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

1Kgs.8 Solomon’s prayer [53For you did separate them from among all the people of the earth, to be your inheritance, as you spoke by the hand of Moses your servant, when you brought our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord Yehovah.

1Chr.23 [12] The sons of Kohath; Amram, Ishar, Hebron, and Uzziel, four. [13] The sons of Amram; Aaron and Moses: and Aaron was separated, that he should sanctify the most holy things, he and his sons forever, to burn incense before Yehovah, to minister unto him, and to bless in his name for ever.

Ezra.6 [21] And the children of Israel, which were come again out of captivity, and all such as had separated themselves unto them from the filthiness of the heathen of the land, to seek Yehovah God of Israel, did eat, [22] And kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy: for Yehovah had made them joyful, and turned the heart of the king of Assyria unto them, to strengthen their hands in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.

Ezra.9 [1] Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Leviteshave not separated themselves from the people of the lands, doing according to their abominations, even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites. 

[2] For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands: yea, the hand of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this trespass.

Ezra.10 [1Now when Ezra had prayed, and when he had confessed, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there assembled unto him out of Israel a very great congregation of men and women and children: for the people wept very sore.

[3] Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of my lord, and of those that tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law.

[7] And they made proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem unto all the children of the captivity, that they should gather themselves together unto Jerusalem;[8] And that whosoever would not come within three days, according to the counsel of the princes and the elders, all his substance should be forfeited, and himself separated from the congregation of those that had been carried away

[9] Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered themselves together unto Jerusalem within three days. It was the ninth month, Kislev on the twentieth day of the month; and all the people sat in the street of the house of God, trembling because of this matter, and for the great rain.

[10] And Ezra the priest stood up, and said unto them, You have transgressed, and have taken strange wives, to increase the trespass of Israel.

[11] Now therefore make confession unto Yehovah God of your fathers, and do his pleasure: and separate yourselves from the people of the land, and from the strange wives. [11] Now therefore make confession unto Yehovah God of your fathers, and do his pleasure: and separate yourselves from the people of the land, and from the strange wives.

[12] Then all the congregation answered and said with a loud voice, As you hast said, so must we do.
[13] But
the people are many, and it is a time of much rain, and we are not able to stand outside, neither is this a work of one day or two: for we are many that have transgressed in this thing.
[14] Let now our rulers of all the congregation stand, and let all them which have taken strange wives in our cities come at appointed times, and with them the elders of every city, and the judges thereof, until the fierce wrath of our God for this matter be turned from us.
[15] Only Jonathan the son of 
Asahel and Jahaziah the son of Tikvah were employed about this matter: and Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levite helped them.[16] And the children of the captivity did so. And Ezra the priest, with certain chief of the fathers, after the house of their fathers, and all of them by their names, were separated, and sat down in the first day of the tenth month, Tebeth, to examine the matter.

[17] And they made an end with all the men that had taken strange wives by the first day of the first month.
[18] And among the sons of the priests there were found that had taken strange wives: namely, of the sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren; Maaseiah, and Eliezer, and Jarib, and Gedaliah.
[19] And they gave their hands that they would put away their wives; and being guilty, they offered a ram of the flock for their trespass.

Then a list of names

[44] All these had taken strange wives: and some of them had wives by whom they had children.


Neh.9 [2]… the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers. [3] And they stood up in their place, and read in the book of the law of Yehovah their God one fourth part of the day; and another fourth part they confessed, and worshipped Yehovah their God.

Neh.10 [28] … the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the porters, the singers, the Nethinims, and all they that had separated themselves from the people of the lands unto the law of God, their wives, their sons, and their daughters, every one having knowledge, and having understanding; [29] They clave to their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in God's law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of Yehovah  our Lord, and his judgments and his statutes;
[30] And that we would not give our daughters unto the people of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons:
[31] And if the people of the land bring ware or any victuals on the Sabbath day to sell, that we would not buy it of them on the Sabbath, or on the holy day: and that we would leave the seventh year, and the exaction of every debt.

Neh.13 [1] On that day they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the people; and therein was found written, that the Ammonite and the Moabite should not come into the congregation of God for ever;
[2] Because they met not the children of Israel with bread and with water, but hired Balaam against them, that he should curse them: howbeit our God turned the curse into a blessing.[3
Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.


Some proverbs:

Prov.16 [28A froward man sows strife: and a whisperer separates chief friends.

Prov.17 [9] He that covers a transgression seeks love; but he that repeats a matter separates very friends.

Prov.18 [1] Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeks and intermeddles with all wisdom.

Prov.19 [4] Wealth makes many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbor.


The Prophets

Isa.59 [1] Behold, Yehovah's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:[2] But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. (read the rest of the Chapter, if you can)

Ezek.14 [1Then came certain of the elders of Israel unto me, and sat before me.
[2] And the word of 
Yehovah came unto me, saying,
[3] Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the 
stumbling block of their iniquity before their face: should I be inquired of at all by them?
[4] Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus 
said the Lord Yehovah; Every man of the house of Israel that sets up his idols in his heart, and puts the stumbling block of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet; I Yehovah will answer him that cometh according to the multitude of his idols;
[5] That I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because they are all estranged from me through their idols.

[6] Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus said the Lord Yehovah; Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your abominations.
[7] For every one of the house of Israel, or of the stranger that 
sojourns in Israel, which separates himself from me, and sets up his idols in his heart, and puts the stumbling block of his iniquity before his face, and comes to a prophet to inquire of him concerning me; I Yehovah will answer him by myself:
[8] And I will set my face against that man, and will make him a sign and a proverb, and I will cut him off from the midst of my people; and you shall know that I am 
[9] And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing,
Yehovah have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.
[10] And they shall bear the punishment of their iniquity: the punishment of the prophet shall be even as the punishment of him that 
seeks unto him;
[11] That the house of Israel may go no more astray from me, neither be polluted any more with all their transgressions; but that they may be my people, and I may be their God, 
said the Lord Yehovah.


Read these chapters yourself if you can

Ezek.41 the separate place

Ezek.42 the separate place


Some people have:

Hos.9 …separatethemselves unto that shame; and their abominations were according as they loved.


Now a few Gospels and letters:

Matt.25 - Messiah Yeshua

[31When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

[32] And before Him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats: [33] And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

[34] Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
[35] For I was an 
hungred, and you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in:
[36] Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came unto me.
[37] Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we you 
an hungred, and fed you? or thirsty, and gave you drink?
[38] When saw we you a stranger, and took you in? 
or naked, and clothed you?
[39] Or when saw we you sick, or in prison, and came unto you?
[40] And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me.

[41] Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
[42] For I was an hungred, and you gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink:
[43] I was a stranger, and you took me not in: naked, and you clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and you visited me not.
[44] Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we you 
an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto you?
[45] Then shall he answer them, saying, 
Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.
[46] And these shall go away into everlasting punishment:

but the righteous into life eternal.


Luke.6 [22] Blessed are you, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. 

[23] Rejoice you in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.


We are like Paul

Rom.1 [1] Paul, a servant of Yeshua the Messiah, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, [2] (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)
[3] Concerning his Son 
Yeshua the Messiah our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
[4] And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
[5] By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
[6] Among whom are you also the called of 
Yeshua the Messiah:
[7] To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and 
the Lord Yeshua the Messiah.

Rom.8 [35Who shall separate us from the love of Messiah?

Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? [36] As it is written, for your sake we are killed all the daylong; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
[37] Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
[38] For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come
[39] Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, 
shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Messiah Yeshua our Lord.


2 Cor. 6 [14Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
[15] And what concord hath Messiah with Belial? 
or what part had he that believes with an infidel?
[16] And what agreement had the temple of God with idols? 
For you are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
[17] Wherefore come out from among them, and 
be you separate, saith Yehovah, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,[18] And will be a Father unto you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, saith Yehovah Almighty.


Heb.7 [26Messiah Yeshua -  For such an high priest (He) became (for) us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; [27] Who needs not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when He offered up Himself.


Jude [17] … beloved, remember you the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah;

[18] How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. [19] These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.

[20] But you, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
[21] Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord 
Yeshua the Messiah unto eternal life.
[22] And of some have compassion, making a difference
[23] And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
[24] Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy
,[25] To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.


2 John 1 [10] If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: [11] For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

Rom.16 [17] Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which you have learned; and avoid them.

Eph.5 [11] And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

2Thes.3 [14] And if any man  (a brother) obey not our word by this epistle , note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.

[15] Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.


So, we can see you can be separated unto good or evil…


A few dictionary definitions for the word “Separate”:

A noun, an adjective, a verb

to set or keep apart disconnect, sever

to make a distinction between discriminate, distinguish separate religion from magic

to keep apart or divide

to put, bring, or force apart

to set apart; disconnect; dissociate


In closing for today:

Be separate from sinners, male, female, unclean things, events, whatever is evil or you will fall away.

Guard your Eternal Life, your Salvation!


Lev.23 [1] And Yehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, [ 2] Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of Yehovah, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.[4] These are the feasts of Yehovah, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.


Next week, Passover, Feast of Unleavened bread, a Holy Convocation

Passover - April 16 in Sat. evening - פֶּסַח

Feast of Unleavened Bread - April 17 to Sat. 23 are Sabbaths - חַג הַמַּצּוֹת

First fruits April 24    בִּכּוּרֵי


Feast of Weeks - June 12, Sunday a Sabbath   Hag Sh'vu-ot - חַג שָׁבֻעֹת

Feast of Harvest Hag ha katseer - חַג הַקָּצִיר

Pentecost πεντηκοστή - pentēkoste


Shabbat Shalom

שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם

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