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

Today is August 21, 2021

August -- Augustus Caesar's month

Latin Augustus "Augustus"
Latin Augustus 
mensis "month of Augustus"
sextilis mensis "sixth month"

Sextilis had 30 days, until Numa when it had 29 days, until Julius when it became 31 days long.

Augustus Caesar clarified and completed the calendar reform of Julius Caesar. In the process, he also renamed this month after himself.  Ha, why not?


Yehovah God has His own calendar, which is deleted from the world 


We are now in the 6th month of God called Elul, day 12

Neh.6 [15] So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul אֱלוּל in fifty and two days

Neh.7 [73] So the priests, and the Levites, and the porters, and the singers, and some of the people, and the Nethinims, and all Israel, dwelt in their cities; and when the seventh month came, the children of Israel were in their cities.

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We read from law and the prophets every Sabbath like they did in the Book of Acts.

Acts: 13 [15] … after the reading of the law and the prophets…


Yeshua said unto them,

Luke 24[44] …  These are the words which I spoke unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.


The Word of God - Torah, Prophets and Writings (psalms)


Ta Na Kk is an acronym for:


T = Torah (law, teachings) - first 5 books of Moses

N = Navieem or prophets (pl. sounds like - Na vi eem)

K = Ke'tuvim or writings (psalms etc.)

At this point, there were neither gospels nor letters.


The fall feasts of Yehovah for 2021 in the seventh month


The seventh month is called ha Ethanim below:

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


For 2021, ha Ethanim, the seventh month of God

Again, all these days start the evening before:

A memorial of blowing of trumpets - Sept. 9, 2021 - Thursday, a Sabbath

The Day of Atonement - Sept. 18, 2021 - Saturday, a Sabbath

The feast of Tabernacles - Sept. 23 to 30, 2021 - Thursday to Thursday, 2 Sabbaths


Back up scriptures:

The 7th month, ha Ethanim, has 4 extra Sabbaths


[23] And Yehovah spoke unto Moses, saying,
[24] Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, 
In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall you have a Sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.
[25] Ye shall do no servile work therein: but you shall offer an offering made by fire unto 

[26] And Yehovah spoke unto Moses, saying,
[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 you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto Yehovah.
[28] And you 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 you shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall you celebrate your Sabbath.

[33] And Yehovah spoke unto Moses, saying,
[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.

[35On the first day shall be an holy convocation: you shall do no servile work therein.
[36Seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire unto 
Yehovahon the eighth day shall be a holy convocation unto you; 

and you shall offer an offering made by fire unto Yehovahit is a solemn assembly; and you shall do no servile work therein.

[37These are the feasts of Yehovah


Today’s topic:

Our God has requirements

Have faith

So what doth Yehovah require of you?

I guess I coined a few proverbs a few years ago, they goes like this:

If you don’t pray, you won’t stay

If you don’t fast, you won’t last.

Unfortunately I have seen this happen many times to people.


James tells us:

Be merciful

Jas.2 [13] For He, the Father shall have judgment without mercy, that hath showed no mercy; and mercy rejoices against judgment.


Brother Micah says:

Mic. 6: [6] wherewith shall I come before Yehovah and bow myself before the high God?

shall I come before Him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old?

[7] Will Yehovah be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?

[8] He hath showed thee, O man / woman, what is good;

and what does Yehovah require of you,

but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?


Deut.10 [12] And now, Israel, what does Yehovah thy God require of you,

but to fear Yehovah your God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve Yehovah your God with all your heart and with all your soul,[13] To keep the commandments of Yehovah, and His statutes, which I command you this day for your good?

[14] Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is Yehovah’s thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is.

[15] Only Yehovah had a delight in your fathers to love them, and He chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.

[16] Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff-necked.

[17] For Yehovah your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regards not persons, nor takes reward:

[18] He does execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loves the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.

[19] Love you therefore the stranger: for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

[20] You shall fear Yehovah thy God; Him shall you serve, and to Him shall you cleave, and swear by His name.

[21] He is your praise, and He is your God, that hath done for you these great and terrible things, which your eyes have seen.

[22] Your fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten persons; and now Yehovah your God hath made you as the stars of heaven for multitude.


Deut.18 [18] I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto you, and will put My words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. [19] And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto My words which he shall speak in My name, I will require it of him.

Deut.23 [21] When you shall vow a vow unto Yehovah your God, you shall not slack to pay it: for Yehovah your God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in you.

Ecc.3 [15] That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requires that which is past.


Let’s talk about:

Alms – ἐλεημοσύνηeleēmosunē - el-eh-ay-mos-oo'-nay: deeds, mercy, compassionateness, that is, as exercised towards your brothers and sisters, the poor.



Show and love mercy

Walk humbly


Yeshua said:

Matt. 6 [1Take heed:


that you do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise you  have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

[2] Therefore when you do your alms, do not sound a trumpet before yourself, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward.

[3] But when you do alms, let not your left hand know what your right hand does:

[4] That your alms may be in secret: and your Father which sees in secret himself shall reward you openly.


[5] And when you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

[6] But you, when you pray, enter into thy closet, and when you have shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

[7] But when you you pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

[8] Be not you therefore like unto them: for your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask Him.

[9] After this manner therefore pray you:

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
[10] Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
[11] Give us this day our daily bread.
[12] And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
[13] And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For your is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

[14] For if you forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you:[15] But if you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.


[16] Moreover when you fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward.

[17] But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face;
[18] That you appear not unto men to fast, but unto your Father which is in secret: and your Father, which sees in secret, shall reward you openly.

[19] Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust does corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

[20] But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust does corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

[21] For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

[22] The light of the body is the eye: if therefore your eye be single, your whole body shall be full of light.

[23] But if your eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you be darkness, how great is that darkness!

[24] No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

[25] Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body, what you shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

[26] Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much better than they?

[27] Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

[28] And why take you thought for raiment?

Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:[29] And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

[30] Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O you  of little faith?

[31] Therefore take no thought, saying:

What shall we eat?


what shall we drink?


Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

[32] (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek) for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things.

[33] But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

[34] Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.

Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.


Matt.9 [14] Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples fast not?

[15] And Yeshua said unto them, Can the children of the bride chamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them?

but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and “then shall they fast.


Saul to the Corinthians

1Cor.13 - Charity sounds like Messiah to me.

[1] Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

[2] And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

[3] And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profits me nothing.

[4] Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity vaunts not itself, is not puffed up,

[5] Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil;

[6] Rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;

[7] Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.

[8Charity never fails: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail;

Whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

[9] For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

[10] But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

[11] When I was a child, I spoke as a child; I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

[12] For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

[13] And now abides faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.


Saul to the Romans

Rom.12 [1] I beseech you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

[2] And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what is that good, acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

[3] For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

[4] For as we have many members in one body and all members have not the same office:

[5] So we, being many, are one body in Messiah, and every one member’s one of another.

[6] Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

[7] Or ministry let us wait on our ministering: or he that teaches, on teaching;

[8] Or he that exhorts, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that rules, with diligence; he that shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

[9] Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. - Without dissimulation (hypocrisy)

[10] Be kindly affectionate one to another with brotherly / sisterly love; in honor preferring one another;

[11] Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord Yeshua;

[12] Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

[13] Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

[14] Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

[15] Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

[16] Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

[17] Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

[18] If it be possible, as much as lies in you, live peaceably with all men.

[19] Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is Mine; I will repay, says Yehovah.

[20] Therefore if your enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing you shall heap coals of fire on his head.

[21] Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Luke.6 [36] Be you therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful [37]

Judge not, and you shall not be judged:

condemn not, and you shall not be condemned:

forgive, and you shall be forgiven: [38]

Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you mete withal it shall be measured to you again.


Always be clean before your God

Matt.6 [14For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

[15But if you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.


Remember not to complain, murmur

Num.11 [1] And when the people complained, it displeased Yehovah: and Yehovah heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of Yehovah burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp.[2] And the people cried unto Moses; and when Moses prayed unto Yehovah, the fire was quenched.[3] And he called the name of the place Taberah: because the fire of Yehovah burnt among them.


Don’t complained, be Faithful, have faith



'âman - aw-man' - A primitive root; properly to build up or support; to foster as a parent or nurse; figuratively to render (or be) firm or faithful, to trust or believe, to be permanent or quiet; morally to be true or certain; to go to the right hand: - hence assurance, believe, bring up, establish, + fail, be faithful (of long continuance, steadfast, sure, surely, trusty, verified), nurse, (-ing father), (put), trust, turn to the right.

אֱמֻנָה    אֱמוּנָה

'ĕmûnâh    'ĕmûnâh - em-oo-naw', em-oo-naw' - Feminine of H529; literally firmness; figuratively security; moral fidelity: - faith (-ful, -ly, -ness, [man]), set office, stability, steady, truly, truth, verily.


'êmûn - ay-moon' -established, that is, (figuratively) trusty; also (abstractly) trustworthiness: - faith (-ful), truth


Πίστιςpistis - pis'-tis - persuasion, that is, credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Messiah for salvation; abstractly constancy in such profession; by extension the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself: - assurance, belief, believe, faith, fidelity.


2 Cor.1 [24] … for by faith you stand.

2 Cor.5 [7] For we walk by faith, not by sight…

Eph.2 [8] For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: [9] Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Eph.6 [16] Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.


Some Proverbs on faith

Prov.27 [6] Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are  deceitful.

Prov.11 [13] A talebearer reveals secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit conceals the matter.

Prov.13 [17] A wicked messenger falls into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.

Prov.14 [5] A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

Prov.20 [6] Most men will proclaim everyone his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?

Prov.25 [13] As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refreshes the soul of his masters.

Prov.28 [20] A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

Prov.29 [14] The king that faithfully judges the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.

Rom. 1 [17] For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Hab.2 [4] …the just shall live by his faith.


In closing for today:

Here are some attributes to remember:

Have Faith (in Messiah and his blood for forgiveness)




Show and love mercy

Walk humbly with your God

Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Shabbat Shalom

 שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם

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