[ September 2007 Newsletter ]
 

Shalom to all our Friends and Brethren,

Once again we are blessed to be able to bring you news of this ministry. We truly appreciate all those who actively participate in the promotion of Yahweh’s Truth. Thank you for all your contributions to the advancement of YPTC.

We have less than a month before the Feast of Trumpets. This year the feast days of the 7th month will have several additional important scriptural events attached to them. The closing of the Day of Atonement ends the 3rd tithe year and begins the Sabbatical year. Since this will be the first time that the members of YPTC have observed the Sabbatical as a group, we have included a short article outline on the subject in this newsletter. We intend to follow up with more detail at the Feast of Tabernacles and in future articles throughout the year on this important subject.

This is also the year that Almighty Yahweh commands that the whole congregation reads the Book of Deuteronomy during the Feast of Tabernacles. “So Moses wrote this law and gave it to the priests, the sons of Levi who carried the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, and to all the elders of Israel. Then Moses commanded them, saying, ‘At the end of every seven years, at the time of the year of remission of debts, at the Feast of Booths, when all Israel comes to appear before Yahweh your Elohim at the place which He will choose, you shall read this law in front of all Israel in their hearing. ‘Assemble the people, the men and the women and children and the alien who is in your town, so that they may hear and learn and fear Yahweh your Elohim, and be careful to observe all the words of this law. ‘Their children, who have not known, will hear and learn to fear Yahweh your Elohim, as long as you live on the land which you are about to cross the Jordan to possess.’” (Deuteronomy 31:9-13; NASU) This should certainly be a memorable feast.

Since this will be the last newsletter before the Feast, we have included information that will aid you in your preparation.

FEAST OF TRUMPETS NEW MOON

Over the last several years there have been controversies concerning the 7th month new moon. Among those who obey the commandment to look for the new moons, there are several different schools of thought that are used to determine where acceptable locations are for declaring a sanctified sighting. For the record, the YPTC position on determining the visible new moon is based on the location of our members and/or those who we regard as credible witnesses. For instance, since we have several hundred members in Kenya, East Africa, if the visible new moon is first sighted there, then we designate that entire day as the new moon day worldwide. The same is true for a sighting anywhere in the U.S. If it is first sighted and verified in that area, then that day is designated for us all. Even if the crescent is not observed in Kenya until the next day, which by our standards would make it a day old, we still reckon the day it is first sighted wherever that may be.

Spiritually speaking, we believe that we are part of the Diaspora which James the Just spoke of in James 1:1. “James, a bond-servant of Yahweh and of the Master Yahshua Messiah, to the twelve tribes who are dispersed abroad: Greetings.” (NASU) Yahshua identified His disciples as witnesses who proclaim the message of the coming Kingdom of Yahweh beginning first in Jerusalem, then to Judea and Samaria, and finally to the outermost parts of the earth (see Acts 1:6-8).

The Scriptures show that at the present time Jerusalem is not the “Holy City,” but rather it is corrupt in the worst sense. “And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which mystically is called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Master was impaled. (Revelation 11:8; NASU) “Now this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. (Galatians 4:25; NASU)

This will change when Yahshua returns and establishes the Kingdom of Yahweh with His throne located in Jerusalem. “In the last days the mountain of Yahweh’s temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. Many peoples will come and say, ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of Yahweh, to the house of the Elohim of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.’ The law will go out from Zion, the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem. He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.” (Isaiah 2:2-4; NIV)

We wait for the fulfillment of this passage when Yahshua returns. He will be the one who will make Jerusalem once again the “Holy City.” Until that takes place, we will not look exclusively to Jerusalem/Israel to verify the new moons. In addition to reliable witnesses in Israel, we will consider all locations where the scattered brethren of the end-time Diaspora reside.

With less than a month before the Feast of Trumpets, we ask all of the brethren to make sure that they are ready to meet with Yahweh during the 7th month feast days. It is important for us to take the time to look for the Trumpet’s new moon. On the evening of September 12 just after sundown, with weather conditions permitting, the new visible crescent of the Feast of Trumpets new moon will be visible in various locations around the globe. According to the calculations, this new moon should be easily seen in the lower latitudes and throughout large regions of the southern hemisphere. Despite the fact that this will be a 34 to 38 hour old new moon, the new crescent will be difficult, if not impossible, to see in the northern hemisphere. The farther south your location is, the greater the chance that you will be able to see the new moon.

The critical factor that will make this new moon difficult to see is the time between sunset and moonset. For the evening of September 12, that time ranges from 20 to 30 minutes in the U.S., 45 minutes in the Caribbean, and 55 minutes in South Africa. As long as weather conditions permit, this new moon should be seen on the evening of September 12 in Central and South Africa, the Caribbean, and throughout Mexico and South America. It will be difficult, but not impossible, to be seen in the southern-most locations of the U.S.

Because this is such an important new moon, we ask all the brethren to diligently look for the new visible crescent on the evening of Wednesday, September 12, 2007. After you look, please call our toll free number (1-888-FOR-YPTC), and report what you see. Even if you do not see the new moon, call in and check to see if it was sighted anywhere else. We will also be posting sighting information on our website at www.yahstruth.org.

FEAST DAYS OF THE SEVENTH MONTH

There is a spiritual and a prophetic significance to be found in the observance of the seventh month feast days. The Feast of Trumpets signals Yahweh’s people to begin the ten days of introspection and repentance that conclude on the Day of Atonement. During this time, we look into the deep recesses of our hearts and minds, to discover and purge any hidden sin, and make sure that Yahweh’s Covenant Law abides within us. As commanded, we observe the Day of Atonement with a total fast, as we remember the atoning sacrifice of our Savior, Yahshua. However, when the marriage supper of the Lamb occurs, the awesomeness of this most holy day shall be turned into joy, and the prophetic significance (the at-one-ment with Yahweh) shall be fulfilled. Yahshua referenced this prophetic event when He stated to His disciples at the last Passover observance that He would not drink the fruit of the vine until Yahweh’s Kingdom comes (Luke 22:18). That will be fulfilled at the marriage supper of the Lamb. “Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: ‘Hallelujah! For our Sovereign El Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory!’ For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear. (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.) Then the angel said to me, ‘Write: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’ And he added, ‘These are the true words of Yahweh.’” (Revelation 19:6-9; NIV)

With the sounding of the trumpet heralding the end of the Day of Atonement, our attention turns to the Feast of Tabernacles observance (Numbers 10:8-10; Leviticus 25:9). This magnificent feast is observed for seven days and represents the coming Kingdom of Yahweh (Leviticus 23:39-43). This is immediately followed by the high holy day known as the “Last Great Day,” an eighth day observance that points toward the period described in Revelation 21-22. This feast points to a glorious new beginning, when Yahweh’s tabernacle is with men. How wonderful it is that we are blessed with the privilege of celebrating these feast days now, in anticipation of their ultimate fulfillment to come.

With the sanctification of the Feast of Trumpets new moon, the feast days of the seventh scriptural month are anticipated to be as follows:

Feast of Trumpets - September 13, 2007
Day of Atonement - September 22, 2007
1st High Day of Feast of Tabernacles - September 27, 2007
Last Great Day - October 4, 2007

We invite all sincere believers of Yahweh’s Truth to observe His commanded holy days. If you are considering keeping these holy days with YPTC, please contact us immediately for more information.

FEAST OF TABERNACLES INFORMATION

If you plan on attending the Feast of Tabernacles with YPTC, you should have received the information letter several weeks ago. By this time you should have sent in your reservation fee to:

YPTC
P.O. Box 547
Loganville, GA 30052

If you have not yet done this, please call us immediately at 1-888-FOR-YPTC and speak with Elder Karl Bloodworth.

The following information is provided by KOA:

http://koa.com/where/nc/33173/

KOA Kamping Kabins

Our cozy log Kabins make camping easy! One and two room models are available. Use our handy cabin finder to locate a Kamping Kabin on your next camping trip. Depending on the KOA location, some Kabins come equipped with heat and/or air conditioning. Two-Room Kamping Kabins Economical and practical, these two-room units offer 232 square feet of living space. Up to six people can sleep comfortably in the two-room Kabin. Check with your KOA for specific floor plans and amenities. One-Room Kamping Kabins You’ll find Kamping Kabins at almost every one of our KOAs across North America. Check with your KOA for specific floor plans and amenities. These one-room units offer 144 square feet of living space. Up to four people can sleep comfortably in each one-room Kabin.

What to Bring?

When you stay in one of our Kamping Kabins, you'll want to bring the following items:

  • Sleeping bags or bed linens
  • Cooking equipment
  • Personal items

KOA Kamping Kottages

For family outings or intimate getaways with that special person in your life, our exclusive Kamping Kottages are the ultimate camping accommodation. We offer both standard and deluxe Kamping Kottage models. Use our Cabin Finder to locate a unit for your next camping vacation.

Deluxe Kamping Kottages - These versatile log Kottages are completely self-contained, offering 280 square feet of living space and sleeping up to four people. You can "rough it" with all the comforts of home including a separate bedroom with a double bed, a bathroom with sink, shower and toilet, a full service kitchen that includes a sink, cook-top range, microwave and refrigerator, a dining area with log table and four chairs, and a living area with a futon couch that folds out into a double bed. Depending on the KOA location, some Deluxe Kamping Kottages offer a fireplace, heat and/or air conditioning. Check with your KOA for specific floor plans and amenities.

Standard Kamping Kottages - Camping couldn't be easier when you "rough it" in one of these intimate log units. These units offer 230 square feet of living space and sleep up to four people. The living area includes a double bed, a bunk bed, and a log table with chairs. Standard Kamping Kottages also feature a bathroom with sink, shower and toilet. Depending on the KOA location, some units come equipped with heat and/or air conditioning. Check with your KOA for specific floor plans and amenities.

YPTC also recommends that you also consider the following items:

  • Electric hot plate or camping stove of sufficient size to meet your cooking needs
  • Pots & Pans
  • Eating utensils, dishes, bowls, cups, etc.
  • Lanterns for outside of cabins
  • Basins for washing dishes
  • Ice chest(s)
  • Folding chairs
  • Pillows
  • Electric or propane heater (electric heaters can also be rented from KOA.)
  • Electric extension cords
For those staying in cabins that are filled to capacity, we also recommend that you bring:
  • Storage tent and/ or kitchen tent
  • Folding table

NEWS, NOTES AND NOTABLES
  • 7th MONTH NEW MOON As mentioned above, the new moon of the seventh scriptural month should be visible on the evening of September 12 in the southern hemisphere with a very slight chance of sighting it in the southern U.S., (although highly doubtful). Please diligently watch in your area to see if Almighty Yahweh will bless us with its sighting. Call us at: 1-888-FOR-YPTC to verify. See the section “Feast of Trumpets New Moon” above for more detail.
  • 8th MONTH NEW MOON The new moon for the 8th scriptural month should be visible the evening of Saturday, October 13, 2007, making October 14 new moon day. Weather conditions permitting, the visible crescent should be easily seen in Kenya, South Africa, and the West Indies. There is a good possibility that the new moon will be seen by those living in the far south of the U.S. Please be sure to look and report your findings. Call us at: 1-888-FOR-YPTC.
  • MOVING THE MINISTRY FORWARD FOR YAHWEH'S GLORY! These are dynamic times, brethren! One of the things we are very excited about for this year's Feast of Tabernacles observance is the opportunity for all of the ministers of YPTC to meet in one place. We have had many discussions during the course of the year concerning the future of YPTC. What a tremendous responsibility Almighty Yahweh has given us to provide spiritual education, nourishment, and care to a world in need! We take this heavenly charge seriously and are committed to striving for excellence in the manner in which we serve. To that end, we have decided to hold a major Ministerial Conference during the Feast that will serve to provide a blueprint for furthering the organization in the coming years. This critical Ministerial Strategic Planning Session will take place over a day and a half during the Feast.

    Because we are limited by the number of people available to accomplish all that is required, one of the objectives of this Planning Session is to identify specific "ministries" or committees. Examples could include things like Finance, Literature and Publications, Outreach, Youth and Children’s Ministries, as well as others. Once the committees are formed, we will be looking to the brothers and sisters of YPTC to volunteer to serve on one or more of these committees. Ultimately, our goal is to feed the flock of Yahweh and to diligently witness the Message of Salvation, both here and abroad.

    During that time of warm fellowship and active ministerial participation, we hope to build upon the successes of the past. The Strategic Planning Session will serve to reinforce the main theme of this year's Feast, as each minister offers his unique gifts to contribute to the betterment of the group. Standing solidly on the Sacred Scriptures and under the guidance of Yahweh's Holy Spirit, the ministers will explore more fully the mission and vision of the organization.

    We feel certain the end result will be a renewed spirit, a sense of clarity and a deeper commitment to Yahweh and Yahshua as we move forward after the Feast. We look forward to keeping the brethren well informed. Each of you is a dedicated supporter of, and partner in, this ministry, and we ask that you please join us in prayer as we make spiritual preparations for this all-important time of worship and study.

TAKE TIME TO PRAY

We ask all the brethren to dedicate time to pray. This is an important means of gaining more spirituality and drawing closer to Yahweh and Yahshua. It is our hope that all the brethren will remember to pray for each other and especially this ministry. Set aside time each day to commune with Yahweh in prayer. We value your prayers very highly. Through prayer we can exercise our faith and see Yahweh manifest His great power in our lives and in the lives of all of His people everywhere.

SABBATICAL YEAR 2007-2008

The ministers of YPTC have been intensely reviewing and examining information about the Sabbatical Year for over a year now. As those in attendance at the 2006 Feast of Tabernacles convocation might remember, we presented a preliminary summary of our plans for observing the Sabbatical Year. It is now time for us to formally share our findings with you.

The Sabbatical Year is based on a seven year cycle. It is first referenced in Exodus 23:10-12, where it precedes another cycle of seven. “You shall sow your land for six years and gather in its yield, but on the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, so that the needy of your people may eat; and whatever they leave the beast of the field may eat. You are to do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove. Six days you are to do your work, but on the seventh day you shall cease from labor so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your female slave, as well as your stranger, may refresh themselves.” (NASU)

The Sabbatical Year is a seven year cycle during which the Israelites planted for six years and were commanded to forestall planting and harvesting the seventh year. After seven cycles of sabbatical years were observed, the 50th year was designated a Jubilee Year. On the surface this is a simple law to implement. The only requirement is the ability to count to seven. However, Israel’s failure to properly observe the Sabbatical Year and the Jubilee Year has resulted in mass confusion for those who wish to keep them today. We hope to provide some clarity and guidance for observing this event with this article

It is always important to embark on doctrinal discussions at the beginning. We must ask, “What does the Word of Yahweh say on this subject?” In this case, Yahweh tells Israel to observe this law upon entering enter the land. “Yahweh then spoke to Moses at Mount Sinai, saying, ‘Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, “When you come into the land which I shall give you, then the land shall have a sabbath to Yahweh. Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its crop, but during the seventh year the land shall have a sabbath rest, a sabbath to Yahweh; you shall not sow your field nor prune your vineyard. Your harvest's aftergrowth you shall not reap, and your grapes of untrimmed vines you shall not gather; the land shall have a sabbatical year. All of you shall have the sabbath products of the land for food; yourself, and your male and female slaves, and your hired man and your foreign resident, those who live as aliens with you. Even your cattle and the animals that are in your land shall have all its crops to eat.”’” (Leviticus 25:1-7; NASU)

There is no biblical or historical evidence that Israel observed the Sabbatical Year during their 40 year trek in the wilderness. This makes perfect sense, since they did not plant or harvest during this time. They were wandering from place to place as Yahweh led them, and did not own any land. Yahweh therefore tells Moses that this command is to be instituted once they take possession of their own land. They were to wait until they reached the land that Yahweh specified as His before implementing this law.

We next see that the Sabbatical Year was instituted for the benefit of the land. “…then the land shall have a sabbath to Yahweh…” (verse 2). This one year hiatus allowed the soil to be physically replenished, and ensured its continued amazing productivity. We know that this territory was extremely productive, as recorded by the spies when they returned with clusters of grapes so large that they had to be carried by two men.

From a human perspective, the Sabbatical Year provides for the poor of the land who are permitted to glean from any property during this year. “…but on the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, so that the needy of your people may eat…” (Exodus 23:11; NASU)

This is one of several provisions that Yahweh made to assist the poor. The 3rd and 6th years of this seven year cycle were also intended to provide financial relief. “At the end of every third year you shall bring out all the tithe of your produce in that year, and shall deposit it in your town. The Levite, because he has no portion or inheritance among you, and the alien, the orphan and the widow who are in your town, shall come and eat and be satisfied, in order that Yawheh your Elohim may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.” (Deuteronomy 14:28-29; NASU)

The Sabbatical Year itself went even farther, providing for the forgiveness of all debt. “At the end of every seven years you shall grant a remission of debts. This is the manner of remission: every creditor shall release what he has loaned to his neighbor; he shall not exact it of his neighbor and his brother, because Yahweh’s remission has been proclaimed. From a foreigner you may exact it, but your hand shall release whatever of yours is with your brother. However, there will be no poor among you, since Yahweh will surely bless you in the land which Yahweh your Elohim is giving you as an inheritance to possess, if only you listen obediently to the voice of Yahweh your Elohim, to observe carefully all this commandment which I am commanding you today. For Yahweh your Elohim will bless you as He has promised you, and you will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow; and you will rule over many nations, but they will not rule over you.” (Deuteronomy 15:1-6; NASU)

In today’s world of overpriced goods and property, it is nearly impossible to buy a house or a car, or to make many other purchases without borrowing. Most of us do not have thousands of dollars available to us for such acquisitions, and so we turn to financial institutions and borrow the amount needed to complete the transaction. However, Yahweh prefers for us to remain free from such obligations. He knows that these money lenders will never forgive the debts owed to them during the Sabbatical Year. They will continue to hold the borrower hostage until the last penny is paid.

Therefore, it makes perfect financial sense to do all within your power to eliminate debt every seven years. This means that you should borrow with Yahweh’s seven year cycle in mind. Those who follow this rule are in more control of their financial state than those who do not. Make purchases that you can afford to make with cash and avoid using credit cards as much as possible. Borrow only if you know you can repay the debt. Houses and large ticket items are obviously in a different category. But always seek to live within your means.

Practical Observance of the Sabbatical Year

Now that we can have a better understanding of the purpose of the Sabbatical Year, what do we do to observe it properly each day? Even though this is a command that is specifically connected to the land of Israel, it is fitting that we refrain from planting gardens and harvesting crops for one year that we might also experience the physical and spiritual aspects and lessons it teaches. The scriptures teach that the Sabbatical Year begins and ends on the Day of Atonement. So we will refrain from planting beginning with September 22, 2007, and not resume planting until after the following Day of Atonement. “You are also to count off seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years, so that you have the time of the seven sabbaths of years, namely, forty-nine years. You shall then sound a ram's horn abroad on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the day of atonement you shall sound a horn all through your land.” (Leviticus 25:8-9; NASU).

A discussion of the Jubilee Year will be presented at another time. However, it is impossible not to see the direct link between the Sabbatical and the Jubilee Years. The Jubilee is counted after seven cycles of sabbatical years. This count begins and ends with the Day of Atonement, just as does the Sabbatical Year, so again we use the Day of Atonement as the starting and finishing point, and cease from planting and harvesting at that time.

We shall also refrain from purchasing freshly planted and harvested items for that year. (Offset somewhat due to growing cycles—more on this at the feast.) This means that any item that is not a perennial should not be purchased. Tomatoes, cucumbers, melons, beans, corn, rice, potatoes, wheat, lettuce, and many other items that are planted annually are generally restricted. Apples, oranges, nuts, bananas, peaches, cherries, coffee, tea and other perennials are not replanted each year, so are not restricted. It is difficult to produce an exhaustive list; however, a good rule of thumb is that if the item must be planted annually, we should avoid it, if not, it is acceptable. One help is that products from trees and many bushes continue to grow year after year, while most things that grow from in the soil must be replanted.

Most questions that you may have as to whether or not a particular item is an annual or a perennial are answered in most encyclopedias or via online searches. However, if you have any questions or doubts, do not hesitate to call and ask for assistance.

Also, we are preparing a basic reference guide for determining when we shall stop purchasing those annually sown and harvested items. This reference guide will be available at the Feast of Tabernacles.

Frozen foods should be considered as fresh items. This will eliminate using date codes and other methods, which are proven to be unreliable determinates of the specific growing seasons of produce. Therefore, for example, frozen green beans should be purchased based on the same schedule as fresh green beans.

Since it is nearly impossible to track with absolute accuracy the production dates of canned goods, we shall ‘allow’ all canned and processed foods. Today’s food supply is totally mixed together, with one harvest readily being mixed with the next. Even after determining the date that canned green beans were canned, one cannot determine with any certainty the harvest date.

This is even more difficult with grains, which are often stored without any special treatment for months or even years at a time. One silo is used until depleted and then the next is used to complete whatever production is currently being performed. At what point the use of one harvest ends and another begins is difficult to determine. We shall refrain from being dogmatic on this subject. Our approach is to then permit the purchase of bread, baked goods, and other goods produced from grains such as wheat, barley, oats, etc.

Nowhere in any of the passages that cover the Sabbatical Year do we find a restriction on clean meats. Yahweh did not teach Israel to refrain from eating animals that ate foods grown during the Sabbatical Year, mainly because most animals grazed on perennial grasses and forage and not on planted crops. This would mean that meats were not subject to sabbatical restrictions at all. All credible research shows that pasture and free range organic meats are the most healthy products, so we would recommend that all brethren do their best to secure a source for this, but being that there is no way to determine the food supply for grocery store meat it should be left to your discretion. We shall therefore maintain only the normal “kosher” requirements concerning meat consumption. This also means that meat products, such as cheese, milk, yogurt, butter, etc., are also acceptable.

Fish, as long as it conforms to the biblical requirement of fins and scales, is always acceptable.

Conclusion

As you can see, this is a bit different approach from other organizations. First of all, it is our desire to please Yahweh by heeding every word that proceeds out of His mouth. At the same time, we recognize that the Sabbatical Year was specifically instituted for the physical benefit of the land of Israel. All restrictions with regards to food consumption must begin with this fact. Yahweh did not regulate foods. He regulated the growing season of the land of Israel. We have attempted to take into account all of these relevant factors in coming to the conclusions presented above.

One final important note: when we were examining the evidence for the Sabbatical Year, we found that it is historically impossible to definitively establish the correct year today. One must consider tombstone evidence from the land of Israel, historical references such as Josephus and others, and Jewish traditions. A review of this material left us with four different possible cycles.

Two of them have weak support. The other two, however, are nearly equally viable options. Therefore, one cannot be dogmatic concerning the date of the Sabbatical Year.

The current cycle that we keep is one of the two options we felt were available to us. We decided to therefore maintain the current cycle for several other reasons as well. It seems to fit some of the traditional cycles, and there was not enough hard evidence to change. But we determined that it would be better to obey Yahweh’s commandments and learn the lessons they teach at possibly the wrong time, than to not attempt to keep them at all. We hope all agree with this decision, and will enthusiastically join in keeping the Sabbatical Year.

Perhaps all of this fits in with Yahshua’s words concerning the end of the age of man. It seems that the Sabbatical Year, and specifically the Jubilee Year, are linked to His return and the establishment of the Kingdom of Yahweh. However, He tells us no one knows when that time will be.

"Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door. Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one will be left.” (Matthew 24:32-41; NASU)

Yahweh desires for us to watch instead of count. We must watch the signs around us to determine how close we are to the end of the age of man. We are not allowed the luxury of counting accurate Sabbatical or Jubilee cycles to determine when that will be. Until then, we will do our best to obey Him each day as we continue to watch, study, and learn His will more accurately as He reveals it more clearly in these end times.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!

We hope that you enjoyed reading this newsletter. The information supplied should help in your preparation for the seventh month feast days. If we can be of any further assistance, please contact us. It is always a pleasure to gather with Yahweh’s people, and offer worship and praise to our Father in heaven and to His Son our Savior.

May Almighty Yahweh bless all of His people as we observe His holy feast days. We pray that all will have a safe and smooth journey to the 2007 Feast of Tabernacles convocation.

Sincerely in Yahshua,

Your Brethren in Yahweh’s Truth