of Yahweh Ministries Newsletter
Tabernacles 2002 Report
Festival of Tabernacles was celebrated grandly in Hyderabad at the
Medipally Prayer Hall. Messages
were brought by Brothers Mattithyah, M. Prem Raj, Y. Sunith Premand, G.B.
Ben Oni, V. Noah, and D.S. Paul.
On Monday Oct. 28th many attendees went into Hyderabad and about
3500 pieces of literature were distributed.
A VCD player was rented and many Bible videos were seen.
Over 100 people attended the feast at various times, with about
fifty present on any given day. There
was much good fellowship, discussion and singing praises to Yahweh.
Plans are being made to keep the Festival of Unleaverned Bread in
Vizakhapatnam at the Zion School premises on the dates of Apr. 17-24 of
2003. Yahshua's Memorial
Supper will be served at the end of Apr. 16.
There will be places to stay at the school and meals will be served
each day. Everyone should be
making plans now to keep this eight day Memorial of the life and death of
Yahshua Messiah with peace and joy. If
anyone else is observing an eight day festival of ULB at another place,
please write and give all details and the place will be advertised in the
Telugu Sacred Name Song Tapes and School
assembly of Yahweh in Visakhapatnam operates a recording studio called,
"Zion Recording Inn" and they have produced a song tape
entitled, "Yahrushalema". All
songs, except one, are in Telugu, one is in English.
The tape uses the Names of Yahweh and Yahshua in the songs and it
can be ordered by sending a 35Rs. MO to the address at the end of this
letter or by calling the number below.
They are in the process now of making another song tape that they
hope to release soon.
Assembly of Yahweh members in Vizak also run a School, called "Zion
School" that goes to 10th standard.
This year they have about 175 children enrolled.
Last year all four of the tenth standard students passed, three
making second class and one, first class.
They also have hostel capabilities for the School.
Each day the school has songs of praise to Yahweh in the morning
and they are not open on Saturday or the times of the seven annual
Sabbaths. Those who are
interested in next year's admissions can contact:
G. Sarojini at, 0891-2575569.
Third Fundamental Belief - The Sabbath
Scriptural Sabbath day is Saturday, and Yahweh has commanded His created
beings to rest on this day. Yahweh
also promises blessings to those who keep this day holy, as a
memorial of the creation of this world, and of the redemption of mankind.
The Sabbath day is a memorial of creation because Yahweh worked six
days to make this world, and then He rested on the seventh day, blessed
the day, and made it holy. The
Sabbath is a memorial of redemption because after mankind disobeyed Yahweh
and fell into sin, mankind could no longer keep the Sabbath day holy, as
he was no longer holy and an unholy being cannot keep a day holy.
But through the grace and mercy of Yahweh, shown in the life of
Messiah Yahshua, man can be redeemed from a life of sin and made holy.
Thus, through the redemption of Yahweh, man will once again be able
to keep the Sabbath day holy. When
Moshe repeated the Ten Commandments to the children of Ysrael, he showed
the principle of creation and redemption as it relates to the Sabbath day,
Dt. 5:12-15; Ex. 20:8-11.
day of the week that is the literal Sabbath can be proven from the
practice of the Jews. In Ex.
16, during the Ysraelites wilderness sojourn, Yahweh sent a double portion
of manna on the sixth day of the week and none fell on the seventh day as
they were not to cook on the Sabbath day, Ex. 16:23.
The Jews have been around as a distinct people ever since the time
of Moshe and they still keep Saturday as the Sabbath day.
someone rests from their regular works on the Sabbath day, they are
showing that they recognize Yahweh as the Creator and Redeemer of this
world, and thus they become an inheritor of the blessing that Yahweh has
given to those that honor the Sabbath day, Gen. 2:3;
Sabbath Keeping Testimonies
the village of Lingaraagudem lives a man named Punuri Paul, he is a member
of the Madepalli Assembly of Yahweh close to the town of Eluru, W.G. Dt.
A.P. Brother Paul owns two
acres of land and farms the land himself.
He is a strict observer of Yahweh's Sabbath day and will never do
his field labors on Saturday. In
the Eluru area it is common for a person to get 30-35 bags of rice per
acre, but bro. Paul harvested 85 bags last season, which would be 42.5
bags per acre. The
agricultural dept. officers came to him with other farmers and experts in
agriculture, and were asking what system he followed and what type of
fertilizers he uses that he received such a high yield.
Bro. Paul replied, that he did the same as all the other farmers in
his area, but that he only stops working on Saturday.
So he gave praise to Yahweh for his abundant yield.
Annual Sabbath days
principle of the fourth commandment is to rest when Yahweh says to rest,
and to work when Yahweh says to work.
The weekly Sabbath is the specific topic of the fourth commandment
but Yahweh also ordained seven yearly Sabbaths that are to be a blessing
for man to enjoy and observe, thus the annual Sabbaths are within the
principle of the fourth commandment. Gen.
1:14 tells that Yahweh set the sun and moon in the heavens to be "for
signs, religious festivals, days and years", Today's English
Version. The Hebrew word
for religious festivals in the verse above is "moed" and it is
the same Hebrew word that is used to refer to the annual festivals in
Leviticus 23. From the very
beginning of earths history Yahweh has had weekly and annual appointed
times to meet with His people. After
the fall of mankind into sin, these appointed times took on a redemptive
theme being that salvation from sin was the subject of prime importance to
man. We see that during the
life of Yahshua Messiah, he kept the annual festivals, Jn.7:10, 14, 37;
After Messiah's death, His disciples were keeping the annual
festivals, and Yahweh showed His approval by sending the Holy Spirit in
fullness of power, Acts 2:1,2. In
a future prophecy in Zech. 14:16-19 it states that those who keep the
festival of Tabernacles will receive the blessings of Yahweh, and those
that do not, will not. So we
see that the annual festivals were given at creation, they were commanded
in the law of Yahweh, they were kept by Yahshua Messiah, they were
observed by His disciples after His death and there is a blessing
pronounced on those that observe them.
first two annual Sabbath days are the first and seventh days of the
festival of Unleavened Bread, these days focus on becoming spiritually
unleavened from sin and false teachings.
third annual Sabbath is called the feast of Weeks in the Old Testament or
Pentecost in the Greek NT. This
feast focuses on receiving the fullness of Yahweh's power in our lives, by
coming into harmony with His law. The
Jews celebrate this day as the day the Ten Commandments were given from
fourth annual Sabbath is called Trumpets, it came on the new moon day of
the seventh Scriptural month. It
is called Trumpets because it was to be a day of announcement of the
judgment of Yahweh, it also symbolized the return of Yahshua Messiah to
this world, when the last trumpet will sound and the dead in Messiah will
be raised from the graves, 1Cor. 15:51-57, 1Thes. 4:16-18.
fifth annual Sabbath is called the Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur in
Hebrew, which actually means, "day of covering".
This day is a day that one is to afflict his soul(Lev.23-32), the
Apostle Paul called this day, a day of fasting, Acts 27:9.
This day symbolized all sin being removed from Yahweh's sanctuary
and people, and placed upon the one who has caused all sin.
This was Yahweh's most holy day in the year.
sixth annual Sabbath is the first day of the feast of Tabernacles.
It is a festival of rejoicing and it symbolizes redeemed mankind
tabernacleing with Yahweh in the New Yahrushalem during the 1000yr. period
of Rev. 20.
last annual Sabbath day was called the Last Great day, Jn. 7:37, it came
on the day after the last day of Tabernacles.
This day symbolizes the heaven and earth being made new, and
mankind living with their Elohim in eternal peace and happiness.
This day focuses on the reward of the righteous, Heb. 10:35,36;
11:24-26; Rev. 21:1-5.
next issue of this newsletter will cover the timing of the annual
Learning Hebrew through Telugu Medium
new booklet that teaches the basics of the Hebrew language through the
Medium of Telugu has just been published by brother Joseph Kennedy and is
now available. Anyone who
desires to obtain a copy of this special booklet should send a 25Rs. MO to
the address below.
of Yahweh Ministries
G.B. Ben Oni
Dt. A.P. 534001
(bro. Mattithyah)- Yahweh@vsnl.com
Sunith Premanand - firstname.lastname@example.org
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