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Assemblies of Yahweh Ministries Newsletter

Issue No. 12                                             India                                                           May 2004


Festival of ULB Report

The feast of ULB was successfully celebrated in Aizawl, Mizoram, NE India with about 50 to 80 persons attending each day for eight days.  Believers from various districts of Mizoram came and participated in the festival.  In Andhra Pradesh an eight-day festival was kept at the Medipally prayer hall in Hyderabad with Pas. Y. Sunith Premanand, and in Malikipuram, E.G. Dt. an eight-day festival was kept with bro. Issac Kusuma at the A.O.T.L.E. prayer hall. 

In the Name of Yahweh Telecast in Aizawl, Mizoram

Pas. Brad Kissee from Phoenix, Arizona, USA produced an Evangelistic television program that teaches the fundamental truths held by the various believers that call on Yahweh.  The program is called "In the Name of Yahweh".  It is being shown each Sunday from 6 to 7 pm in Aizawl, Mizoram, on the LPS cable television station.  The television station is running the programs free of charge.  These programs are available on CD to any other place that might like to show them.

Shavout, (Pentecost):  May 30, 2004

The feast of Pentecost will be held this month in various places across Andhra Pradesh, Manipur, and Mizoram.  Bro. Matithyah plans on keeping it in Malikipuram, E.G. Dt. A.P. with bro. Issac E. Kusuma, 08862-227613.

According to the book of Jasher(Joshua10:13; 2Sam.1:18), the Ten Commandments were given on Sivan 6, which is about the same time that Pentecost will start.  Jasher 82:6 says, "And in the third month from the children of Israel's departure from Egypt, on the sixth day thereof, Yahweh gave to Ysrael The Ten Commandments on mount Sinai."  On the day the Ten Commandments were given "Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because Yahweh descended on it in fire",Ex.19:18.  On the day of Pentecost in Acts 2 Yahweh descended upon the early disciples in tongues of fire,Acts 2:3.  In Ex. 20, Yahweh spoke to the Ysraelites from Mt. Sinai.  In Acts 2 Yahweh spoke to the Ysraelites from Mt. Zion.  So auspicious was the day the Ten Commandments were given that, "Yahweh said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their clothes, 11And be ready against the third day:...",Ex.19:10,11.  In Ex. 24:8 Yahweh made a covenant with the Ysraelites that was sealed by the blood of oxen.  In Acts 2 Yahweh made a new covenant with the children of Ysrael that was sealed by immersion in water, Acts2:38-41;  Heb. 10:16-22.

The Torah of Yahweh is the foundation of the covenant that Yahweh wants to make with all mankind.  We all should prepare our hearts to seek Yahweh and ask Him to write His laws on our hearts and minds that we may be enabled to do and be obedient to all of His commands.  We will then have authority to claim the promised blessings of the covenant, Dt.7:12-15; 26:12-19; 28:1-14.

Doctrinal Unity and Separation from Babylon

During the last 11 newsletters, ten points of faith were looked at that are generally held in common by the various believers that call on the Name of Yahweh.  (All newsletters are posted on the internet at:  Although there are many points that we can unify on, it will be admitted that there are differences of belief amongst the various congregation.  But this is normal as no two people will rarely see every point alike, we should continue to humbly and diligently study these other points, and in due time Yahweh will reveal the truth on these matters. 

There are points of belief that must bring a separation, as Yahweh calls us to "Come out of her(Babylon), My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 5For her sins have reached unto heaven, and Eloah hath remembered her iniquities." Rev. 18:2-4.  In Jer. 50:14 Yahweh says, "Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about: all ye that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she hath sinned against Yahweh"  The words of Jer. 50 and 51 are spiritually applied to spiritual Babylon in Rev. 18.  Yahweh says, "Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the Yahweh's vengeance; He will render unto her a recompense."  In the above it is seen that the term Babylon refers to an entity that is teaching people by precept and practice to sin against Yahweh.  Sin is transgression of the law(Torah), 1Jn. 3:4.  So Yahweh calls upon His people to separate from any entity that is leading people to transgress His commandments.  We are not only to separate from Babylon, but Yahweh also says to, "shoot at her, spare no arrows".  As Yahshua exposed the sins of the religious leaders in His day, so are we to do the same, that others might not be deceived and lost.

Any entity or organization that claims to be a representative of the deity of the Bible, but yet they teach against the Almighty Creators laws is a false prophet or teacher, Isa. 8:20.  This would include all Sunday keeping and Jehovah and Jesus worshiping churches as they are teaching by precept and example against the third and fourth commandments.  Yahweh loves the people who are still in Babylon, that is why He says, "Come out of her, My people".  We should seek to unite as far as possible, but there must be a separation between those who do and those who do not keep the commandments of Yahweh.

Another point that is causing many to be led astray is the belief that someone goes straight to "heaven or hell" at the time of their death in this world, (see AOYM Newsletter #8).  Through this false conception many are led to do the bidding of Satan and his evil angels who will impersonate departed loved ones.  All beliefs and practices that bring one into contact with evil spirits should be proscribed, Lev.20:27;  Dt.18:10-14;  Ex.22:18.

Response to last Newsletter

In the last AOYM Newsletter #11, the modern day tongues movement was briefly discussed.  There were a few responses received to this topic.  There is a true gift of tongues from Yahweh and there is a counterfeit gift of tongues from Satan.  Isa. 8:20 says, "To the Torah and the Teudah, if they speak not according to this word it is because there is no light in them."  Most modern tongues speakers teach against the law of Yahweh and thus Yahweh is not hearing their prayers, Prov. 28:9; Isa.56:6,7; Mt.7:21-23.  So how could their gift be from Yahweh when He is not even listening to their prayers? 

Now there are people today that do uphold the law of Yahweh and they also speak in tongues.  Paul said that when they speak in a tongue in the Assembly that there should be an interpreter, if not, then they should be silent, 1Cor14:28. 

The modern day tongues movement is now practicing "holy laughter, barking, screaming, etc...", none of these things were seen in the Old or New Testament Assemblies.  These behaviors are bringing confusion into many assemblies, and "Eloah is not the author of confusion", 1Cor.14:33.  We should not forbid speaking in tongues, but all things must be done decently and in order, 1Cor.14:39,40.

I recently read a book entitled Death of a Guru by Rabi R. Maharaj, the book tells Rabi's life story of how he went from being a Hindu Priest that was worshipped as a God, to being a Christian.  In the back of the book there was a glossary with several Hindu terms listed.  There were certain Hindu ceremonies called "Mantra, Nyasa, and Shakti pat" that show that what is taking place in many Christian churches is very similar to ancient Hindu practices.  The quoted definitions below are found on pages 204-07 of the above-mentioned book.

"Mantra  A sound symbol of one or more syllables often used to induce a mystical state.  It must be passed on by the living voice of a guru and cannot be learned in another way.  One need not understand the meaning of the mantra;  the virtue is in repetition of the sound.  It is said to embody a spirit or deity, and the repetition of the mantra calls this being to the one repeating it.  Thus the mantra both invites a particular being to enter the one using it and also creates the passive state in the meditator to facilitate this fusion of beings."

Modern day tongue speakers teach that one does not need to understand the language that he or she speaks in, but that if one will only speak in an unknown tongue they have received the Holy Spirit.

"Nyasa  The ceremonial act of calling a deity into the worshiper's body by placing one's hands upon forehead, arms, and chest, etc., while repeating a mantra.  The repetition of the mantra is itself designed to transform the worshiper into the likeness of the deity embodied in the vibration or sound of the mantra.  Nyasa is intended to strengthen this process."

When I was growing up in the Assemblies of God Church, I remember how that a similar practice as this was performed on me and many others in an attempt to get us to receive the Holy Spirit.  Several elders of the church would surround someone and place their hands on his or her head, neck, back etc... then they would begin speaking in tongues over someone and they would usually have the person repeat some phrase like "thank you Jesus" or "Halleluyah".  Many times the one being prayed for would suddenly start speaking in an unknown language, thus symbolizing that they had received the spirit.  I do not believe this was a Spirit of Yahweh that the people were receiving, as these churches taught by precept and practice that the law of Yahweh was not binding today.

"Shakti pat  A term used for the touch of a guru, usually of his hand to the worshiper's forehead, that produces supernatural effects.  Shakti literally means power;  and in administering the Shakti pat the guru becomes a channel of primal power, the cosmic power underlying the universe, embodied in the goddess Shakti, the consort of Shiva.  The supernatural effect of Shakti through the guru's touch may knock the worshiper to the floor, or he may see a bright light and receive an experience of enlightenment or inner illumination, or have some other mystical or psychic experience."

Today it is common for many church pastors to touch a person on the forehead during their worship and the person will fall out in the floor, upon awakening they might tell of some supernatural experience they have had.  This is typically called being "slain in the spirit".  But again, I do not believe it is Yahweh's Spirit that "slayed" these people as the Churches that practice this are not keepers of Yahweh's laws.

Thus we see that many modern tongue speaking Christian churches today are simply following the ancient Hindu practices of Mantra, Nyasa, and Shakti pat.

Yahweh gives His true Holy Spirit to those that obey Him, Acts 5:32.  A person will show that they have Yahweh's Holy Spirit working in their life by bringing forth the fruits of "love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and    temperance", Gal. 5:22,23.  Yahshua Messiah had the fullness of the Holy Spirit in His life,Jn. 3:34, because He obeyed all of Yahweh's commandments, Jn.15:10.  But yet, Yahshua Messiah never spoke in tongues.  Thus, it is not necessary to speak in tongues in order to receive the fullness of Yahweh's Spirit, but it is necessary to obey Yahweh's commandments, if we desire to receive the fullness of His Spirit,Mt.5:19.  For a more in depth look at the above subjects see the article "Three unclean spirits, like frogs..." on the internet at:

AOYM Executive Committee Meeting, May 26, 2004, Vizakhapatnam, A.P.

Notice is hereby given of the above-mentioned meeting;  all board members of the Assemblies of Yahweh Ministries are invited to attend.  One side of the traveling charges will be met by the Treasury of the AOYM.  Items to be discussed are doctrinal beliefs of the Ministry;  support of pastors, widows, and orphans of the various Assemblies;  evangelism of districts of A.P. with no Yahweh worshippers;  addition of new members to the board.  Meeting will be held at the Zion School premises, starting at 10a.m.

Contact Information for Assemblies of Yahweh Ministries:

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9-9-43 Mangapuram Colony                     

Vishakhapatnam, A.P. 530017      >>>      

0891-2575569 or 9849147243