of Yahweh Ministries Newsletter
Festival dates 2005
Feast of Trumpets- Shophar Teruah(heb.)- Oct. 6(Fifth day of week)-
(Dates start with the evening before.)
Day of Atonement-Yom Kippur-Oct.15(Sabbath)- Ethanim 10
Tabernacles- Sukkot- Oct. 20-27(Fifth day to Fifth day of week)- Ethanim
These dates are calculated using the visible crescent moon from Ysrael.
The year is started with the first new moon after the vernal
The feast of Trumpets is a high Sabbath in which no servile work is to
be done, Lev. 23:23-25. This
day announced the approach of the day of Atonement and started the 10 day
period of preparation for that most holy time.
It is good to meditate on one of the Ten Commandments each day
leading up to the tenth day of the seventh month.
The day of Atonement is a high Sabbath and was also a day of fasting in
which one is to afflict his soul because of his sins, Lev. 23:26-28; Acts
27:9. This is the most holy
day of the year.
The first and the eighth-day of Tabernacles are high days in which no
servile work is to be done, Lev. 23:33-36.
The eighth day symbolized the redeemed of Yahweh rejoicing in the
new heaven and earth after the 1000 yr. millennium.
On this day we should take time to remember the reward of Yahweh to
His faithful saints, Heb. 11:24-26; Heb.
10:25; Mt. 5:11,12.
Hyderabad- Medipalli prayer hall- contact Pas. Y. Sunith Premanand,
040-24072976 or cell – 9866485304
Visakhapatnam- Zion School, Pithapuram Colony, br. G. Raja Prasad, call:
0891-2575569 or 9246614656
West Godavari dt. A.P., Lankapalem, br. Tony B. Suckla, Pas. M. Hariem,
Pas. M. David 08812-248030 or 08814-252402
East Godavari dt. A.P., Malikipuram, Pas. Issac E. Kusuma, 08862-227613
or cell 9849385038
West Godavari dt. A.P., Eluru, Pas. G.B. Benoni, 08812-235109
All of the above places will keep all eight days of Tabernacles; meals
will be provided for those coming from out of town.
There will be simple accommodations available at the location of
the feast site, but call in advance to make arrangements.
Some Yahweh worshippers are keeping Tabernacles in the month of
September this year and some are keeping it in October.
The main reason for this is because some are starting the year with
the observation of the barley harvest and some are starting the year with
the first new moon after the vernal equinox.
We must all study the evidence and decide what is right but I will
present the general view of the Assemblies of Yahweh Ministries in India.
1. Moshe never entered
Canaan land, so it is hard to think that he was instructing people to
start the year with the barley in Canaan.
2. Gen. 1:14 states
that the sun and moon set the times for the years, not the barley.
3. We have documented
proof of the way Ezra and Nehemiah started the year in the years of
472BC-400BC. During this 72
year period the Jews in Jerusalem always started the year with the first
visible crescent after the vernal equinox.
The Babylonians also started their year this way.
4. After the Babylonian
captivity the Jews adopted the Babylonian month names for their years as
well. This would not have
happened unless they were starting the months and years the same or there
would have been great confusion.
For more info on this topic see Newsletter #4. Past newsletters can be
viewed on the internet at: www.sevendayweek.com
of Yahweh Ministries, Annual Committee meeting. Oct. 31, 2005
All members of the Assemblies of Yahweh ministries are
requested to attend the Annual Committee Meeting, scheduled to be held in
Eluru, W.G. Dt. A.P. Meeting
will be in the Duggirala area of Eluru, at the Myers childrens home.
Current members include, G. Raja Prasad, President, Vizak dt.;
K. John Babu, Vice President, Vizak dt.;
Y. Sunith Premanand, General Secretary, Hyd. dt.;
G. Sarojini, Joint Secretary, Vizak dt.;
Tony Suckla, Treasurer, W.G. dt.;
S. Solomon, Guntur dt.; G.
Samson, Guntur, dt.; B. Aquila,
W.G. dt.; B. Jyothi,
W.G. dt.; M. David, W.G. dt.;
M. Hariem, W.G. dt.; G.B.
Benoni, W.G. dt.; P.
Neelambaram, W.G. dt.; G.
Dixon Rupart, Krishna dt.; V.
Tabitha, W.G. dt.; D.
Devasahayam, W.G. dt.; D.V.
Rao W.G. dt.; G. Vijayanand,
Vizak dt.; M. Mani Kumar, E.G.
dt.; Kakara Yadidiyah, Vizak
dt.; P. Solomon Raju, W.G. dt.;
D.S. Paul, E.G. dt.; B.
Prasad, W.G. dt.; MPS Raju W.G.
dt.; K. Moshe W.G. dt.;
John David Vizak dt.; Prema
Ramanandha Vizak dt.; M.
Ranidhir Khammam dt.; B.
Prabhu Dass Vizak dt.; R.
Ratna Paul, Khammam dt.
The meeting will start at 10am and will end around 9pm that
night. It is compulsory for
all members to attend or either to inform the office of the President,
Gen. Secretary, or Treasurer as to why they cannot attend.
Failing to attend the meeting without informing anyone will be
reason for removal from the body. Many
items need to be discussed such as the Bible Translation Project, the
unity and financing of the work, election of Executive Body, doctrinal
position, addition of new members, etc…
One side and a half travel charges will be provided to those
requesting it from the Treasurer.
His throne is upheld by Mercy
King Solomon said, “Mercy
and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upheld by mercy.” Prov.
20:28 The seat of Yahweh’s government is not established
by justice alone, but by mercy to erring repentant beings seeking His
When Yahweh described His character to Moshe He said, “Yahweh,
Yahweh El, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness
and truth, 7Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and
transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty;
visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the
children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.” Ex.
see the idea of the mercy of Yahweh stressed, but that He is also an
Elohim of truth and justice. In
the construction of the earthly sanctuary Yahweh said He would appear to
Moshe and commune with him above the ark of the covenant.
The cover of the ark of the covenant was called the “mercy
thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou
shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee. And there I will meet with
thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between
the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the
testimony, of all things
which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.”Ex.
25:21,22 Between the Law of
Yahweh in the ark and the presence of Yahweh above, there was the golden
cover called the mercy seat, thus showing that there is mercy between
Yahweh and His Laws.
Over and over in
the history of the nation of Ysrael we see the great mercy of Yahweh
manifested. No matter how
corrupt the Ysraelites became, if they repented and sought Yahweh again,
he was always open to receiving them.
In Lk. 15:11-32 the story of the prodigal son shows the great mercy
of the Father toward a wayward child.
After the son willingly left his father’s house and went and
squandered his inheritance with harlots, the father still welcomed him
back home again with all honors of a beloved son whenever the son finally
“woke up” to the wrong course he was on.
So we see that the government of Yahweh is established in mercy.
O give thanks unto Yahweh;
for He is good: for His mercy is for ever.”
predestined us to be rulers with Him upon His throne.
Human beings are to become kings and priests in His eternal
him that overcometh will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I
also overcame, and am set down with My Father in His throne.” Rev.
Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His Own blood, 6And
hath made us kings and priests unto Alaha, even His Father; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen”
Rev. 1:5,6(Alaha is the Aramaic word for ‘God’)
To be a righteous king and priest one will not only need to know
the law of Yahweh but they will also need to develop the wisdom of showing
mercy to the sincerely repentant.
for a Bride
mainland India it is customary for a girl to pay dowry to her prospective
husband. Depending on the
qualifications of the boy she might pay anywhere from a few thousand to
several laks(100,000’s) of rupees. However
in the northeastern part of India in the states of Mizoram and Manipur the
boy will pay dowry to the girl of a few hundred to several thousand
rupees, depending on the tribal customs.
What does Yahweh’s word say about the paying of dowries?
We see from the practices of Abraham, Yitzchak and Yacob that it
was the boy that would pay dowry to the girl. In
the law of Yahweh it specifies that the dowry price of a boy to a girl was
to be 50 pieces of silver, Ex. 22:16,17;
Dt. 22:28,29. Depending
on how big the pieces of silver were, the dowry would be in rupees
somewhere between 500 to 12,000 Rs. or ($11.00-$280.00).
Maybe silver had a higher value in Biblical times but we see the
general idea that the boy paid the dowry, not the girl.
This practice was useful in proving that the boy was capable of
supporting a wife and family. Here
in India, every beggar living on the street feels it is his right and duty
to marry and have several children; even though he really has no
sufficient way of supporting them. Thus
his children will be raised in abject poverty.
This might could be avoided if it was required for one to pay dowry
for a bride before he married.
Yahweh Himself has endowed us to be the wife of His Son Yahshua,
the dowry price has been paid with the blood of His Son.
“Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock,
over which the Ruha Qudsa hath made you overseers, to feed the
congregation of Alaha, which He hath purchased with His Own blood.”Acts
20:28 “know ye not that
your body is the temple of the Ruha Qudsa which is in you, which ye have
of Alaha, and ye are not your own? 20For ye are bought with a
price: therefore glorify Alaha in your body, and in your spirit, which are
Alaha’s.” 1 Cor. 6:19,20. Revelation
19 shows that Yahshua’s return to this earth is symbolized as a
marriage, but the marriage is being delayed because we have not made
ourself’s ready. “Let
us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the
Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready.”
as a body, need to commit ourselves fully to Yahweh to be overcomers and
finish the work He has given us in this world.
When Yahweh’s people have shown by their lives that they are
co-laborer with Him, He will come and claim them as His Own, Mt. 24:14.
In Eluru, W.G. dt. Pas. G.B. Benoni has three daughters
that were having troubles at school because they would not attend classes
on Sabbath day. The teachers
were punishing his daughters by making them stand in the sun for several
hours, and making them to do hard exercises as a punishment for not coming
and taking their exams on Sabbath.
Benoni’s oldest daughter, Lizzy Rowena, was in 10th class
and she refused to take one of her final government exams because it was
on Sabbath day, and thus she only obtained a compartmental pass in 10th
class, although her overall grades were a high 80%(480 marks out of 600).
When she was entering college the principal asked why she had a
compartmental pass, Benoni explained the situation with the Sabbath and
the principal was impressed with their firm convictions, so the principal
gave a written order that Lizzy can now have leave on all Sabbath days
throughout her college education.
Because of the troubles the two younger daughters were
facing, they were not wanting attend the same school the next year.
But when the head mistress found out about the reason for their
absence on Saturday, she also gave orders to the teachers to give them
courteous leave on all Sabbath days throughout the rest of their education
to 10th class.
The turning point for Benoni’s daughters was when the
school officials saw that even on the final 10th class government exams
they would not appear on Saturday, then the school officials knew that
their convictions were sincere.
head mistress complained to Benoni that he was ruining his daughter life
by making them get compartmental passes as his daughter make high grades.
Benoni replied that there is compartmental passes here on earth,
but not in heaven. So now at
least through their college schooling their Sabbath keeping freedoms are
We have troubles for a time in this world but Yahweh eventually
gives peace to the sincere worshipper.
Words for living
Before you spend, Earn.
Before you write, Think. Before
you speak, Listen. Before you
criticize, Wait. Before you pray, Forgive.
Before you die, Give. Before
you retire, Save.
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the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.