of Yahweh Ministries Newsletter
Unleavened Bread 2003
of good will are invited to attend the Festival of Unleavened Bread that
will be kept in Vishakhapatnam April 17-24 with Yahshua's Memorial Supper
being served at the end of April 16. The
Feast site will be at the Zion School premises in Pithapuram colony.
Sleeping and bathing arrangements and meals will be available at
the school premises. Those
planning to attend and take meals, should notify in advance by contacting
the address at the end of this newsletter.
of Unleavened Bread is a memorial to the life and death of Yahshua
Messiah, who came to ransom man from the penalty of sin.
The seven days of Unleavened bread are a time to focus on becoming
spiritually unleavened from sin and false doctrine, as we study the law of
Yahweh that was lived out in the life of Yahshua our Savior.
out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are
unleavened. For even Messiah our Passover is sacrificed for us:
Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with
the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread
of sincerity and truth." 1Cor.
Telugu Sacred Name Bible Translation
The Telugu Bible
Translation Project is going forward peacefully in Eluru, W.G. Dt. A.P.
Brother M. Mosheh from Secunderabad has joined the present
translation team. Bro. Mosheh
was a Christian of Lutheran background studying for his Master of Phil.
degree in Political Science at the University of Hyderabad in Gachi-bowli.
He became interested in the nation of Israel so he decided to do
his final thesis paper on, "Zionism and Israeli foreign policy during
the years of 1967-73". He
was taking a pro-Israeli view, but his teacher wanted him to take a
Palestinian view. As it turned
out he could not complete his degree, as his teacher would not accept his
sources in his paper, nor the view he was presenting, so his official
schooling was stopped. But he
continued his own private study, which has lead him away from the Lutheran
church and into a Torah observant lifestyle.
and Bro. Mattithyah met through the international fellowship webpage of
eliyah.com , and Mosheh finally joined with Brothers G.B. Benoni and
Mattithyah in the Translation Project in Eluru.
At present the books of Gen.-Lev. and Daniel have been completed.
process of the translation of the Old Testament is as follows.
The translation process will start with the comparing of the Bible
Society of India's Telugu translation with that of the English "The
Scriptures" version from S. Africa.
If any difference in the wording is seen then the Jay Green
Interlinear Bible along with looking into the Strongs Hebrew Dictionary
will be consulted to get a good understanding of what the original Hebrew
is saying. Several other
English translations as well as the Catholic Telugu version, the Briggs,
Driver and Brown Hebrew Lexicon, etc... are consulted when necessary.
After the text is written on paper it is then typed into the
computer and printed out and then proofread for errors and reading style.
The original Names of Yahweh and Yahshua are being used for the
Father and Son and all names of places and people are being taken back to
the original Hebrew pronunciation. Hebrew
titles will be used for the Father and Son also.
solicite the prayers of all for wisdom and guidance in this most important
Fundamental Belief #4 – The Messiah
the Tanak (Old Testament) the promise of a coming Messiah that would be a
Savior to Israel is continually presented in various prophecies.
In Lev. 17:11 Yahweh told Mosheh that, "the life of the flesh is
in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an
atonement for your souls: for it is
the blood that maketh an
atonement for the soul." So
blood is what makes "atonement" for our souls.
Hebrew word for Atonement in the above verse is "kaphar" and
according to the Strong's Expanded Hebrew Dictionary, kaphar
means, "to cover over, propitiate, ransom, atone, expiate."
Ransom is defined in the Collins Concise Dictionary as,
"the release of captured prisoners, property, etc., on payment of a
stipulated price." So,
according to Lev. 17:11 we were considered captured prisoners of sin and
the payment of eternal death was required for the sins we had committed in
order for us to be released. In
the very beginning, Yahweh had told Adam and Chawah(Eve) that if they
knowingly disobeyed His divine will, that they would die, Gen. 2:16,17.
Mankind became a prisoner to sin and death because of his willful
transgression of the commandment of his Creator.
sacrificial death of a particular animal was required in the Torah for the
forgiveness of a man's sin. In
Lev. 16, on the great Day of Atonement, it tells how all of man's
transgressions against the Law of Yahweh were to be paid for by the
sacrificial death of a goat, see verses 15,16,20-22.
Verses 33,34 say, "And he
shall make an atonement for the holy sanctuary, ... and for all the people
of the congregation. And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to
make an atonement for the children of Israel for all their sins once a
year." Every year there
was a continual reminder of the sins of the people by the offerings of the
goats on the Day of Atonement. But
King David said, in Ps. 40:6,7, "Sacrifice and offering thou didst
not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering
hast thou not required. Then
said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it
is written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my Elohim: yea, thy law is
within my heart.". Who is
this person that all the Torah spoke of, that would come and fulfill all
the sacrifices and offerings of the Law?
Isa. 53 says, speaking of a certain man,
"He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted
with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we
did esteem him stricken, smitten of Elohim, and afflicted. But he was
wounded for our transgressions, he
was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his
own way; and Yahweh hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his
mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her
shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth...
Yet it pleased Yahweh to bruise him; he hath put him
to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin,
he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his
days, and the pleasure of Yahweh shall prosper in his hand.
He shall see of the travail of his soul, and
shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify
many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
Therefore will I divide him a
portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong;
because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with
the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession
for the transgressors."
Here we see that a
"righteous servant" was to come into the world and He was to
make His soul an offering for the sins of many.
Did a righteous teacher of the Law of Yahweh ever come into the
world that was later put to death even though He had done no sin?
2000 years ago, the man Yahoshua was born into the world, Yahoshua claimed
that He had always kept the Law of Yahweh and that He had done no sin, see
Jn.8:29,46; 14:30. Yahoshua's
mother was a young virgin named Miriam but His Father was Yahweh El
Shaddai, Lk.1:35. Yahoshua
foretold that He would be put to death and that His blood would be shed
for the remission of the sins of many, see Mt. 26:1,2,27,28.
Assemblies of Yahweh accept that Yahoshua was the prophesied Messiah of
the Tanak, that willingly gave His life as a freewill offering for the
sins of all repenting mankind, and that whosoever believeth in Him, shall
not perish eternally, but will have everlasting life, Jn. 3:16.
ransom price of eternal death has been paid for the souls of all mankind;
eternal life is within the reach of all.
illustrating the Atonement
There were two
brothers, one devout and sincere, but the other was evil, keeping bad
companions. The older would
tell the younger he should change his bad ways, but the younger would not
listen. One evening, the older
was quietly reading the Bible in his house and the younger came and
started banging on the door. When
the older opened the door he saw his younger brother in bloodstained
clothes. The younger explained
that he had just killed a man and asked the older to help him somehow.
The older said, "quick, let us exchange our clothes."
So the older put on the younger brother's bloodstained clothes and
the younger put on the older's clean white clothes, and the younger fled
away. Soon the police came and
started knocking on the door. The
older brother opened the door and said, "I take full responsibility
for the crime." Faced
with the evidence of the bloodstained clothes, the police arrested the
older brother and charged him with the crime.
older brother went to the judge and was sentenced to be hung to death the
next morning. The older
brother asked the judge to let him write one letter to his younger
brother. The judge agreed.
The letter was delivered the next morning to the younger brother,
it said, "My dear younger brother, I am dying today in your
bloodstained clothes for the crime that you committed, I only ask one
thing of you, that is that you turn from your evil ways and live
righteously, as symbolized by the white clothes I have given you."
reading the letter, the younger immediately ran to the judge, showed him
the letter, and confessed that he was the guilty one.
But the older had already been put to death.
The judge read the letter, and said, "A crime was committed
and the justice of the law has been satisfied, what was between you and
your brother is of no concern to me."
From that point on, the younger brother lived an honest upright
life as he could not do evil when he remembered his older brother's white
in this story, Yahshua Messiah is mankind's elder brother that has taken
our sins upon Himself, and died the eternal death that was ours.
Mankind shows that he accepts and appreciates the great Sacrifice
that was made for him by believing in his heart that Yahshua is his Savior
and Redeemer and by living a righteous life of obedience to the law of
Those planning to
attend the feast of Unleavened Bread should contact the address below and
inform of the dates they hope to attend.
Feast of Unleavened Bread dates, April 17-24, 2003.
Assemblies of Yahweh
W.G. Dt., A.P. 534001
G. B. Benoni
Vishakhapatnam Assembly of Yahweh
(Zion School phone #)
keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he
trusteth in thee. Trust ye in Yahweh for ever: for in Yah Yahweh is
everlasting strength:" Isa.