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 September 30, 2023


Yehovah has His own calendar which is deleted from the world 


God’s calendar - ha ethanim day 14


This evening starts the Feast of Tabernacles, the seventh month, ha ethanim day 15

הָאֵתָנִים ha Ethanim

October 1 to 8, Sunday to Sunday will be the Feast of Tabernacles


1Kgs.8 [2] … all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto King Solomon at the feast in the month ha Ethanim, which is the seventh month


Lev.23 [34] Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, the fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto Yehovah.

[39] Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep a feast unto Yehovah seven days:

on the first day shall be a Sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a Sabbath.


October -- the eighth month, ha, now it is the 10 month

Middle English octobre
Latin October
Latin octo "eight" + -ber (adj. suffix)
Latin october mensis "eighth month"

October has always had 31 days.



Today's topic:

God’s Sabbath(s)


[1] Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
[2] And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
[3] And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.



[13] Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my Sabbaths you shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that you may know that I am Yehovah that does sanctify you.

[14] You shall keep the Sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defiles it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever does any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

[15] Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to Yehovah: whosoever doeth any work in the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.

[16] Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.

[17] It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever:

for in six days Yehovah made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.


Yeshua / Jesus said:

Matt.24 [20] … pray that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:


Many years ago I looked up a few calendars, Hellenic calendar, Roman calendar, Julian calendar introduced in 45 BC., the Gregorian calendar, introduced in 1582, and 441 years later in 2023 we still use today contains modifications from that of the Julian calendar.


Their months may have different amounts of days, but the 7th day was always the same, Sabbath


The word Sabbath is "60 times" in the Gospels and letters


Question: So why are we here today?

Answer: We were told to remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy

The Sabbath is the 4th Commandment and part of the “covenant” given to us at Mount Sinai in the 3rd month, Sivan


Ex. 20 [8] Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

[9] Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

[10] 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, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

[11] 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.


Lev. 23 [1] And Yehovah spake 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.

[3] 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 Yehovah in all your dwellings.


Within your gates - in all your dwellings


Unto this day, some people are still breaking the 4th commandment each week by not keeping the Sabbath as it is described above.


I shall again define a few words for you:



zâkar zaw-karA primitive root; properly to mark (so as to be recognized), that is, to remember; by implication to mentionmake mention ofbe mindful, recount, record (-er), remember, make to be remembered, bring (call, come, keep, put) to (in) remembrance, still, think on, well.


Holy Convocation

מקרא  miqra: convocation, convoking, reading, a calling together, sacred assembly, something called out, that is, a public meeting (the act, the persons, or the place); also a rehearsal

קדשׁ  kodesh: a sacred place or thing; consecrated, dedicated, hallowed, holiness, saint, sanctuary, apartness, sacredness, separateness, apartness, sacredness, holiness


No Servile work melakat avodah   מְלֶאכֶת עֲבֹדָה


avodah - work of any kind: act, bondservant, labor, service, tillage, work



melakat – occupation



môshâv - seat, assembly, dwelling-place, dwelling, your  situation, location, (at) time of dwelling


"7" other Sabbaths besides the weekly 7th day Sabbath


There are "7" other holydays which are treated like a Sabbath




1 – 3 – 7


The 1st month, the 3rd month, and the 7th month


The first month has 2 extra Sabbath

The third month has 1 extra Sabbath

The seventh month has 4 extra Sabbath


Lev. 23

The 1st month ha aviv

The feast of unleavened bread חַג הַמַּצּוֹת 15th day


1 *** [7] In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.


2 *** [8But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto Yehovah seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. 21th day


The 3rd month Sivan


The feast of weeks חַג הַשָּׁבֻעוֹת 

(always on Sunday or the first day)


3 *** [21] And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.


The 7th month ha ethanim


Memorial of blowing of trumpets זִכְרוֹן תְּרוּעָה 1st day


4 *** [24] Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a Sabbath,

a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.

[25] Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto Yehovah.


A Day of Atonement - יוֹם הַכִּפֻּרִים   10th day

5 *** [27] Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto Yehovah.

 [28] And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before Yehovah your God.

 [29] For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.

[30] And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people.

[31] Ye shall do no manner of work:

it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

[32] It shall be unto you a Sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your Sabbath.


The feast of tabernacles חַג הַסֻּכּוֹת


6 *** [35] On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. 15th day

7 *** [36] Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto Yehovahon the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto Yehovah: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein. 22nd day


In closing for now,

Feast of Tabernacles starts this evening,


October 1 to 8, Sunday to Sunday – 15 to 22 of ha ethanim, the 7th month


Shabbat Shalom

שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם

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