of Yahweh Ministries Newsletter
Jan. 23. the elected Calendar Committee met and discussed the timing of
the start of the Sacred Year, and upcoming festivals.
The committee members present were Y. Sunith Premanand, Tony B.
Suckla, M. Hariem, G. Sarojini, P. Premananda, and P. Solomon Raju.
Other observers were present. The
Scriptural and historical evidences were considered for various calendars.
After discussion and vote, the committee unanimously accepted the
following rules to base the start of the Sacred Year.
month should be started by visible sighting of the crescent moon from
the boundaries of the land of Ysrael.
If reports from Ysrael are not available for any reason, then
local sighting will have to be used.
moon should be clearly seen with the naked eye by at least two
reliable witnesses; blurry,
intermittent sightings will not be given much importance.
The calendar committee will consider the evidence from the
reports of the sightings and will announce the sighting of the moon to
the rest of the body.
first crescent sighting to start the year should be the one following
the time of the astronomical Vernal Equinox.
on the above rules the sacred year will most likely start at the end of
Apr. 10 making Apr. 11 the Scriptural New Year day, or Rosh Hashanah in
Hebrew. This date will still
have to be confirmed by actual observation, but this is the likely date.
of ULB expected dates- Apr. 24-May 1.
Starting at the end of Apr. 23.
are being presented as a united agreement by the various pastors of Andhra
Pradesh. But, we do not make
these dates mandatory on those that have a sincere conviction otherwise.
The timing of
Pentecost was also discussed; Scriptural
and historical evidence was considered and there was likewise a unanimous
agreement on the timing. It
was agreed that the count to Pentecost should start on the morrow of the
first Seventh-day Sabbath that falls during Passover/ULB.
Using this rule Pentecost will be on June 19 this year of 2005.
#12 the Book of Yasher was quoted where it said, "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."
concluded from the above quote that since the Jews celebrate Pentecost as
the day of the giving of the Ten Commandments, that Pentecost must be kept
on the sixth day of the third month each year (Sivan 6).
It must be pointed out that even the Rabbinical Jews today do not
always keep Pentecost on Sivan 6. Also,
the above quote does not show that Pentecost was kept on Sivan 6 each
year. Pentecost can land on
Sivan 6 whether someone uses the Pharisaic or Sadducean method for the
For more info.
on the technical aspects of the Sacred Calendar see Newsletter #4 which is
posted on the internet at: www.sevendayweek.com
Or write if you do not have internet connection.
Things Yahweh won't ask...
He won’t ask
what kind of vehicle you drove; He’ll
see how many you drove who didn’t have transportation.
He won't ask
the square feet of your house; He'll
see how many people you welcomed into your home.
He won't ask
about the clothes you had, He'll see how many you helped to clothe.
He won't ask
what your highest salary was, He'll see if you compromised your
character to obtain it.
He won't ask
what your job title was, He'll see if you performed your job to the
best of your ability.
He won't ask
how many friends you had, He'll see how many people to whom you were a
He won't ask
in what neighborhood you lived, He'll see how you treated your
He won't ask
about the color of your skin, He'll look at the content of your
He won't ask
why it took you so long to seek Salvation, He'll lovingly take you to
He won't ask
how many good works you did, He’ll see if you did them joyfully or
Body of Messiah?
Paul said, "Now you are the body of Messiah, and each
one of you is a part of it." I Cor. 12:27 NIV.
What does it take to become a part of the body of Messiah?
If someone wants to become a member of any nation, he must profess
loyalty to the nation and profess that he will live in accordance with the
laws of that nation. He must
then go through a formal procedure to obtain citizenship.
It is the same with becoming a member of the body of Messiah.
Many Scriptures show that an acceptance of the Law of Yahweh,
Yahshua as Messiah, and baptism are required to be a part of the body of
Messiah, Jn. 8:11; 1Jn.3:4;
Rom. 6:1-3,15,16. One
must not only accept Messiah as His Savior from sin, but He must also
agree to live in harmony with the law that he was forgiven for breaking,
and make a formal declaration of that faith through the ceremony of
immersion in water in the Name of Yahshua Messiah, Acts 2:38.
wanted be become a member of a certain nation and they openly proclaimed
that they would not obey some of the laws of that nation, they would never
be accepted as a citizen. Many
people today proclaim to be members of the body of Messiah, but yet they
reject the laws that govern the body.
Yahshua said, “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord,
shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My
Father which is in heaven. 22Many will say to Me in that day,
Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy Name? and in Thy Name have cast
out devils? and in Thy Name done many wonderful works? 23And
then will I profess unto them, I
never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
Mt. 7:21-23 Yahshua
that those who disregard the law of Yahweh as the standard of their life
were never known by Him(Yahshua) to begin with – they were never a part
of His body. The miracles they
worked, were not by His power, but by the adversary.
Isa. 4:1 says
that in the day of judgment, “…seven women shall take
hold of one Man, saying, we will eat our own bread, and wear our own
apparel: only let us be called by Thy Name, to take away our reproach.” So
it is today, many people want to have their sins forgiven, but they do not
want anyOne to tell them what to do.
Yahshua said, “If
I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they
have no cloke for their sin.” Jn. 15:22
Many believers in Messiah are ignorantly transgressing Yahweh’s
commandments and so Yahweh overlooks their sins of ignorance. But,
once someone has known the truth, obedience is required.
See Jn. 9:41; Acts
The book of
Revelation has quite a bit to say about “Sorcerers”.
Consider the following. In
Rev. 18:23 speaking of the reasons for the judgments on Babylon, we read, “…for
by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.” KJV, see also
Rev. 9:21; 21:8; 22:15. The
Greek word for “sorceries” in the above verse is, “pharmakeia”
#5331 in the New Strongs Expanded Concordance, the definition is,
“medication (“pharmacy”), i.e. (by extens.) magic (lit. or fig.)…
Primarily pharmakeia signified the use of medicine, drugs, spells; then,
poisoning; then, witchcraft (Gal. 5:20; Rev. 9:21; 18:23)”.
The Thayer’s Greek Lexicon definition of the same word is,
“a. the use or the
administering of drugs b.
poisoning Rev. ix. 21 c.
sorcery, magical arts, often found in connection with idolatry and
fostered by it: Gal. v. 20”,
see p. 649. So we see that the
primary meaning of this Greek word refers to the administering and use of
drugs. The English translation
“sorcerers” gives the idea of witchcraft, which is not the primary
meaning of the word. Another
Greek word used in Acts 8:11 and 13:5 is the Greek word that means
sorcerer or witch.
could apply to people who are dealing in illegal drugs;
but could there is an application to legal drugs also?
Does drug use
heal people? Recently in one
of our schools in Lankapalem,W.G. dt., a young girl contracted hepatitis,
the doctor prescribed many medications for her, soon she was bleeding from
the nose and mouth, soon after she died.
I, br. Mattithyah, contracted hepatitis about two years back, I
took much rest and liquids, little food and no drugs.
In two weeks I was fine.
A couple of
years ago I was in Chennai and I visited a man’s house and drank water
from his tank, the next day we both contracted a bad headache and body
pains. He went to a doctor who
gave him many drugs to use, in about 10 days he died of what the doctors
called, “rat fever”. I
took no drugs but I ate many carrots, beets, wheat grass, brown rice, dal,
onions and lots of water. After
about three or four hard days I recovered.
In the W.G. dt.
recently a pastor had a severe stomach acid problem.
The doctor put him in the hospital for five days gave him many
drugs and charged him Rs. 2500.00. The
problem could easily have been cured by eating a big bunch of grapes,
oranges, fresh lemons squeezed in water or any uncooked juicy fruit or
vegetable. Acid in the body is
formed by large amounts of cooked foods such as meats, vegetables, dals,
wheat, tea, coffee, pickle, etc… The
acid can be neutralized by uncooked fruits and vegetables, which are very
examples do not prove all drug use wrong but usually there are simple
natural remedies that will solve most health problems.
Most doctors are not trained in the use of natural remedies, they
usually will resort to medications and operations to solve man’s
operations are necessary, but many times operations can be avoided by some
natural treatment. Recently a
pastors wife in Palakol, W.G. Dt. was told by the doctors to have her gall
bladder removed because of gallstones.
Instead, I had her go on a simple program of apple juice, olive oil
and lemon juice. Soon she
passed many of the gallstones and no operation was necessary.
Of course, if she did not know about the natural treatment, the
operation would have been necessary to relieve the pain.
The internet has become a information super highway for anyone
desiring knowledge. Through
the search engines of the world wide web, the natural treatments for most
any disease can be found. Usually
someone needs to make a complete lifestyle change, rather than just any
one particular temporary treatment.
Rev. 18:23, many people are being deceived by drug-sorcerers, the solution
is for a man to heed the message of the angel of Rev. 18:4.
“Come out of Babylon, lest you receive of her plagues”
The cultural lifestyle and diet of Babylon is refined grains,
greasy foods, cigarettes, alcohol, overuse of coffee, tea, milk, white
sugar, flesh meats, and trust the in the doctors pharmaceutical drugs.
The cultural diet of Mt. Zion is found in Gen. 1:29, - fruits,
vegetables, nuts, legumes, unrefined grains, exercise, rest, unpolluted
air, lots of pure water and trust in Yahweh.
“Come out of her, My people…”
sites for Festival of Unleavened Bread 2005, India
Passover/Festival of ULB will be held at the following places below, any
others that are going to keep an eight-day feast should contact us so that
we can announce to others.
– Pastor Y. Sunith Premanand – 040-24072976
A.P. – bro. G. Raja Prasad – 0891-2575569
Eluru, W.G. Dt.,
A.P. – Pas. G.B. Benoni – 08812-235109
Manipur, N.E. India – Pas. G. Israel - 03874-234360
dt. A.P. – Pas. M. Hariem – 08814-227571
Information for Assemblies of Yahweh Ministries:
Mattithyah 08812-248030 (telefax)
A.P. 530017 >>>