[ January 2008 Newsletter ]
 

Shalom to Our Beloved Brethren in Yahshua.

As we continue to serve our Heavenly Father Yahweh and His son Yahshua, it is our pleasure to communicate with you once again. Each month we have new things to report to encourage and help build our faith.

Answers to Prayer

We can report that our prayers are being answered. Yahweh and Yahshua have moved on the part of several brethren who have been facing serious health problems. We give Yahweh and Yahshua all the glory for miraculously touching these needy brethren.

For the last several months, the elders and brethren of YPTC have been spending special time praying and fasting for those who are in desperate need of healings. We have called upon Almighty Yahweh and our Savior, Yahshua, to remember the promises that were made with us. We have taken Yahshua at His word when He said, "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it." (John 14:12-14; NKJV)

We have followed Yahshua’s directives when He told us, "So He said to them, ‘This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.’" (Mark 9:29; NKJV)

We have remembered our Savior’s sacrifice and all that He suffered for us. “Surely He has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by Elohim, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And Yahweh has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:4-6; NKJV)

Tom C. from the U.K. was told he would not speak again after hospital treatments failed. Yahweh heard the prayers of His people and Tom can now speak, and with each passing day his voice is getting stronger. HalleluYah!

As the brethren have fasted and prayed for Elder Joyner, he continues to recover from the life threatening injuries which he sustained in an automobile accident last October. The doctors and hospital staff have mentioned on several occasions that the progress he is making is truly miraculous. There is no question that Yahweh is hearing our prayers and manifesting His power. Again we say, HalleluYah!

Dorothy M. has been facing a life or death situation for several years. Once again, Yahweh has moved and she has been given the solution to this serious health problem. Yahweh and Yahshua have answered!

Prayers, accompanied with fasting, certainly have reached Yahweh’s throne through our compassionate Savior. Yahshua is working miracles just as He did almost 2,000 years ago. We give Yahweh and Yahshua all honor and glory for these healings that are in progress.

Turmoil in Kenya

As usual, each time this newsletter goes forth, we have a great many positive things to report. Elder Bloodworth is back from Kenya, East Africa, after almost three weeks of traveling and teaching the Word throughout that region. In this month’s Kenya Report, the Kenyan elders give a detailed account about the trip and all the progress it accomplished. This is truly an uplifting report. However, on the heals of this good report the brethren report that a huge political upheaval has occurred in Kenya. Consider the letter and news report that follow.

The following e-mail was received from the brethren in Kenya on Monday, December 31, 2007 at 8:36 AM (EST)

Shalom Bro. Karl

We are well and pray you are too. However, this country has plunged into chaos and needs lots of prayers. After the elections were announced and the incumbent declared as the winner, chaos erupted almost everywhere. People have lost property and lives continue to be lost. Our brothers in Koru have left their homes and when we were there last, the house I slept in has been torched. Communication is hard and shops are closed. There are riots in most towns. Please pray that Yahweh will intercede. We will not be able even to travel until peace has been restored.

Yahweh bless you

Peter, Moses, Mumira

The following excerpts were taken from a Reuter’s Internet news story dated Monday, January 2, 2008.

Kenya Election Protests Kill More than 100

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police battled protesters in blazing slums on Monday after disputed elections returned President Mwai Kibaki to power and triggered turmoil believed to have killed more than 100 people.

Fatal riots convulsed pockets of the nation, from opposition strongholds in the west near the Ugandan border to Nairobi's shanty-towns and the port of Mombasa on the Indian Ocean Coast.

Reuters reporters estimated around 100 deaths, based on witnesses, body counts and credible media reports. Broadcaster KTN said by mid-afternoon the toll had reached at least 124.

Kibaki in a statement urged healing, reconciliation and unity going into the New Year. But he warned: "My government will ... deal decisively with those who breach the peace by intensifying security across the country."

Much fighting pitched Luos, who back defeated opposition leader Raila Odinga, against Kibaki's ethnic Kikuyu group.

In the western town of Kisumu, a hotbed of opposition support, 21 bodies lay in and around a hospital mortuary, witnesses said. Most had gunshot wounds.

In Nairobi's Mathare slum, police threatened to shoot people coming out of their homes, witnesses said. Police fired teargas to turn back protesters chanting "No Raila, No Peace!" as they thronged out onto a main Nairobi street from the massive Kibera slum in Odinga's constituency, already the scene of rioting and violence.

Odinga again demanded Kibaki step down, and said: "I am the elected president of the Republic of Kenya."

"For the last 48 hours the people of Kenya have seen their nascent democracy shackled, strangled and finally killed."

But Kibaki's Party of National Unity shot back that Odinga's people had engaged in "wanton rigging by ballot-stuffing" that had fraudulently given them more than 900,000 votes and turnout of more than 100 percent in Odinga strongholds.

Trying to defuse one of the most volatile moments in Kenya since 1963 independence, the government flooded the streets with security forces and kept a ban on live TV broadcasts.

In Nairobi, siren-blaring ambulances and armoured cars with water cannons rushed through the streets in the direction of Kibera, Mathare and Kawangware slums, where smoke could be seen rising. Helicopters flew overhead.

"We are in an undeclared state of emergency," said a statement from civil society groups. "The consequences of a stolen election must be clear to all Kenyans."

Kibaki took 4.58 million votes to Odinga's 4.35 million -- but the results were marred by accusations of multiple voting, disappeared returning officers and "doctoring."

"The electoral process lost credibility towards the end with regard to the tallying and announcement of presidential results," pronounced the Kenya Election Domestic Observation Forum (KEDOF) in its assessment report issued on Monday.”

We ask that all the brethren pray on behalf of all the brethren in Kenya. Yahweh worked things out so that Karl was able to travel throughout Kenya before all of this trouble began. We know that the Adversary uses situations like this one to over turn the faith of the brethren. The words of the Apostle Paul express the concern we have for the Kenyan flock.

"And now, behold, I know that all of you, among whom I went about preaching the kingdom, will no longer see my face. Therefore, I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men. For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole purpose of Yahweh. Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the congregation of Yahweh which He purchased with His own blood. I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.” (Acts 20:25-30; NASU)

We can expect more political turmoil like this to occur in the future. Such events will ultimately lead to the formation of the “Beast’ that is described in the book of Revelation. "For Yahweh has put it in their hearts to execute His purpose by having a common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the words of Yahweh will be fulfilled.” (Revelation 17:17; NASU)

There are, and will continue to be, mockers who will sow doubt regarding Yahshua’s second coming. They will be destroyed in the judgment that is to come. We must not allow our faith to be shaken by these faithless people.

“Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, ‘Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.’ For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of Yahweh the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water, through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water. But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of wicked men.” (2 Peter 3:3-7; NASU)

Dreams Coming Alive in Kenya

This lady is 95 years old and continues to work gathering sticks for cooking and taking care of her chickens every day. She is truly only able to contribute the widow’s mite to help support this ministry. When Elder Bloodworth was there a few weeks ago she came to him and gave four eggs as a tithe. That is all she had to offer. She could have reasoned in her mind that since these four eggs were all she had, she could eat them herself but, she didn’t, she had faith in Yahweh that he would continue to provide for her and He did. That was more than someone of their superfluity could have given. However she has informed us that since she is not able to contribute a lot towards the ministry that she prays and fast for us each time she knows we are traveling on missionary journeys. We certainly are glad to know she is seeking Yahweh's help on our behalf, since many times those who travel there are truly in harm’s way.

She would like to thank those who were able to contribute towards the tin for her house. She is so poor that as her roof became more deteriorated and began to leak, there was nothing she could do but pray that Yahweh would somehow provide. That help came in the form of the brethren in America who were touched by her plight and gave the money to replace the roof. Her old roof was so bad that each time it rained she would have to sit in her house with a piece of plastic over her head to protect herself. Please remember that the floors in this little one room house are dirt and when you add water, that makes it very hard to move around. So once again, thank you to those who were able to help.

We of the administration of YPTC would like to ask those who have a desire to help someone like this in Kenya to please call or send in your free-will offering to help someone just like this lady in Kenya. This is only one person who desperately needs your help in Kenya. So if you can help, please do so. Believe it or not, you can feed a whole family in Kenya for about $1.50 PER DAY. That is a little corn or rice and some beans, salt etc. It may not seem like a lot here in the "Land of Plenty," but over there it is a blessing just to be able to have that little amount. If you would like to sponsor a family in Kenya please contact us at the toll free number 1-888-FOR-YPTC, and we can assist you in how it should be done. Even if you are not able to contribute $1.50 per day, with as little as $.50 to 1.00 per day, the ability is there to feed individuals who are suffering. We have the administrative staff in place in Kenya to see to it that "all things are done decently and in order." Remember, unlike other organizations that take a large part of the money you would give and use it for "administrative costs," we do not. If you can help, it would be greatly appreciated. If you do send in a free-will offering to be used for the brethren in Africa, please make sure that you mark it on your check or money order, "Kenya Ministry," or else it will be put in the general fund and no one will know.

NEWS, NOTES & NOTABLES

  • 11th Month New Moon. The new moon for the 11th scriptural month was visible the evening of January 9, 2008. This new moon was visible throughout North America and in various locations around the world.
  • 12th Month New Moon. The new moon for the 12th scriptural should be visible the evening of February 8, 2008, making February 9th new moon day. Weather conditions permitting, this new crescent should be plainly visible from Kenya, East Africa, to the US West Coast. Please call in your findings to us even if you do not see the new moon. Call in to our toll free number at 1-888-FOR-YPTC. For more information on this new moon, check out our website at www.yahstruth.org.
  • 2008/2009 Scriptural Calendar. The YPTC wall calendar will be available at the beginning of the new scriptural year. However, for those who need to reserve time off, we are publishing tentative dates for the 2008 holy days.

    The following information could change depending on when Aviv barley is found in the Land of Israel. We will have to wait for the Aviv search to take place before publishing definitive dates. At the present time it appears that 2nd Adar will be added to the calendar. That being the case, here are the potential dates for the 2008 holy days. Note that these days begin the previous day at sundown.

    Abib 1 (new year day)…………………………………………………………………April 7, 2008
    Passover………………………………………………………………………………April 20, 2008
    1st High Day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread………………..…………………April 21, 2008
    Last High Day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread………………..……………….April 27, 2008
    Feast of Weeks………………………………………………………..………...…….June 15, 2008
    Feast of Trumpets……………………………………………………..…….........October 1, 2008
    Day of Atonement………………………………………………………………….October 10, 2008
    1st High Day of the Feast of Tabernacles………………………………………October 15, 2008
    Last Great Day…………………………………………………………………….October 22, 2008

    Again, remember there is a possibility that the barley could be Aviv a month earlier. If that is the case, these dates would be wrong. Also, the new moon of the 1st and 7th month must be sanctified for the above dates to hold true.
  • Monthly Bible Study Program. This months article that we will be using as our study is “The Parable of the Ten Virgins.” You can find this articleat our website in our publications section.
  • Thank Yahweh for Those Who Pray. We appreciate all of those individuals who are praying for our dear brother and elder, Tyrone Joyner. Yahshua is carrying our petitions for our brother to the very throne of the Most High Yahweh, and He is answering those prayers of faith.

    Tyrone continues to make progress in his recovery from the life-threatening injuries he received on October 17 in a serious auto accident. It is expected that he will have a long recovery period and so we ask that you all continue to pray for Tyrone and his family.

    The accident that took place has hurt the Joyner family financially. We sincerely ask each one of you to consider sending a contribution to help them get through this terrible tragedy.

    For those who prefer to get credit for their tax deductable contributions, you can send your checks or money orders payable to the "Yahweh’s Truth Relief Fund." These funds will be available to help meet the needs of the Joyner family. The funds for the "Yahweh’s Truth Relief Fund" should be sent to:

    Yahweh’s Truth Relief Fund
    c/o YPTC
    P.O. Box 547
    Loganville, GA 30052
  • Prayer. In Matthew chapter 6, our Savior taught His disciples how to pray. He set the example for us to follow and made it clear that prayer is an important part of developing our spirituality. Yahweh hears and answers prayer. As individuals and as a group, let us tap into the power of prayer and make a difference.

Eyes On Israel – Sodom and Egypt

Recently, while in Africa, the question was posed more than once as to whether we should look to Jerusalem for our direction. Following is an article from Arutz Sheva which should provide an answer to this question.

Shas MK Ze'ev Re-Proposes: No Abortions After 22 Weeks
by Hillel Fendel

MK Nissim Ze'ev (Shas) has re-submitted his bill to outlaw abortions after 22 weeks with some changes, in the hope that this time, it will pass.

Ze'ev previously submitted it over a year ago, but it was voted down in its preliminary Knesset reading. He told Arutz-7 that he originally wanted to make the cut-off date 20 weeks, but now realizes that he must first have the bill passed before attempting to put it in its ideal form.

"Twenty-two weeks is the time by which all possible defects have been detected," Ze'ev explained, "and there is therefore nothing new that should warrant an abortion after that time. On the other hand, at that age, the fetus is quite viable, and an abortion then is not abortion, but murder of the fetus."

The bill's introduction states, "Since the fetus is viable at 22 weeks, and an abortion at that time is murder of the fetus, there are no grounds at all to the claim that preventing an abortion at that time is unfair intervention in the woman's rights and freedom."

"To kill a fetus at that age, when advances in science, technology and medicine enable it to be kept alive even outside the womb, is totally immoral and unjust," the bill states.

Not all abortions would be banned after 22 weeks, according to Ze'ev's bill; if two doctors sign that the mother's life is in direct danger, an abortion may be carried out.

Abortions: 20,000 Legal, Many More Illegal.

Women who wish to have an abortion today must merely receive the permission of a medical board, and nearly 20,000 do so annually. Another 30,000-50,000 women are estimated to undergo illegal abortions.

The approval board is under no fetus-age restrictions, and can theoretically approve an abortion even a few days before birth.

In 2005, 19,090 women requested an abortion, and 98.5% received approval. Over half were OKed under the "out of wedlock" clause, another third for either "suspected physical or mental defect" or "danger to mother's health" clauses, and 10% were approved because the mothers were either under age 17 or over age 40.
(Emphasis Ours.)

Over the past few years, despite the rise in population, a slight decrease has been noted in the number of women seeking legal abortions.

The Efrat organization which offers aid, information, and financial assistance to women to help them not abort, reports that it directly saved 3,027 babies in this manner over the past year. Every year when the Torah portion of Shmot is read aloud in synagogues – recounting how the midwives Shifra and Puah endangered themselves to save the male Jewish babies whom King Pharoah had decreed for death – Efrat wages a campaign to arouse awareness of its pro-baby efforts.

The Chief Rabbinate has also entered the fray against abortions, establishing a special rabbinate committee for the purpose of formulating methods to combat the scourge. The committee's members are Rabbis Simcha Kook, She'ar-Yashuv Cohen, and Yehuda Deri - Chief Rabbis of Rechovot, Haifa and Be'er Sheva, respectively.

On the other hand, MK Zahava Gal'on – who announced on Sunday her intention to run for leader of the extrem-left Meretz party – has submitted legislation that would enable any woman who wished an abortion to have one without need for a committee's approval. She says this would do away with the dangers of illegal abortions. (Emphasis Ours.)

When one reads the news from Jerusalem and sees that within its borders the above abomination and others are approved of and countenanced, can anyone truly say that Yahweh is there? The following verses explain what Yahweh thinks about Jerusalem today.

“Then there was given me a measuring rod like a staff; and someone said, ‘Get up and measure the temple of Yahweh and the altar, and those who worship in it. Leave out the court which is outside the temple and do not measure it, for it has been given to the nations; and they will tread under foot the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Elohim of the earth. And if anyone wants to harm them, fire flows out of their mouth and devours their enemies; so if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this way. These have the power to shut up the sky, so that rain will not fall during the days of their prophesying; and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with every plague, as often as they desire. When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and overcome them and kill them. And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Master was impaled. Those from the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations will look at their dead bodies for three and a half days, and will not permit their dead bodies to be laid in a tomb.’” (Revelation 11:1-9; NASU)

Yahweh’s temple today consists of His people who make up the building blocks of His spiritual house. He is not dwelling in a city that HE himself calls Sodom and Egypt by the mouth of His prophet. Now, knowing this, why would anyone look to Jerusalem for guidance? Don’t look to any city, or man for guidance – rather look to Yahweh through His son Yahshua, for only from them will righteousness most assuredly flow.

“Thus says Yahweh, ‘Stand you in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and you shall find rest for your souls. . . ‘” (Jeremiah 6:16; KJV)

Who Is Wise And Who is Foolish?

"Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight a cry was heard: 'Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!' Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' But the wise answered, saying, 'No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.' And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut. Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, 'Master, Master, open to us!' But he answered and said, 'Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.' Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.” (Matthew 25:1-13; NKJV)

Awaken friends! The closer we come to the end of the age of man, the more pressure and emphasis will be placed on allowing Jewish prayer and worship on the Temple Mount. When that happens they will sanctify an altar there and the daily sacrifices will begin again, thus fulfilling prophecy. The observant Jews in Israel are currently demanding a presence on the Temple Mount, the most sacred site in Judaism. It will soon come. Prophecy is unfolding and accelerating before our eyes and we need to watch the signs of the times!

If you wish to be kept informed of events in Israel, sign up for the daily e-mail update newsletter offered free of charge from Arutz Sheva News Agency at www.Arutzsheva.com. We are much closer to Yahshua’s return than any of us realizes; therefore it is of utmost important that we become and remain informed.

Please read the following article taken from a recent edition. Then, shake the dust off of your Bible and gather your “sack-cloth and ashes” and begin to fast and pray that you will not be considered one of the foolish. Knowing the Sacred Names and attempting to keep Torah alone does not necessarily mean we will be considered a WISE VIRGIN.

Yahweh’s Truth MUST be your whole life and your utmost priority!

Olmert Gov't Bans Jewish Prayer From Temple Mount
by Hillel Fendel

Public Security Minister Avi Dichter announced on Tuesday the government's official policy regarding Jewish prayer on the site of the Holy Temple: "Jews may pray on their holiest site - but only in their heart; no lip-moving allowed."

Dichter explained that government policy on the Mount is dictated by the wish to ensure that bloodshed not occur. He said that Jews moving their lips in prayer on the Mount, which the Moslems have sanctified as their own, can be seen as a Jewish provocation that could lead to bloodshed.

Knesset Members Aryeh Eldad and Uri Ariel - both of the National Union party and both residents of Kfar Adumim in the Jordan Valley - had submitted a request to pray on the holy site, and Dichter's response was the result.

Though the two had pledged not to perpetrate "group prayer" or "demonstrative prayer," both of which have been banned for Jews at the Temple Mount, Dichter said that the "outer trappings" of private prayer - namely, moving of lips - render even that forbidden. In his response to the MKs, Dichter noted that the only option for Jews who wish to pray on their most sacred site "is to exchange thoughts with his G-d in his heart."

The New Jewish Congress responded with barely-controlled fury, issuing this statement:

"Minister Dichter's comments demonstrate his, and this government's, total disconnect from the reality of the Temple Mount, from the Jewish people, and from the government's obligations towards both. This is yet another indication that the government of Ehud Olmert has ceased to be a Jewish government altogether, having not the slightest connection with the Jewish people."

Just two weeks ago, the government did nothing when Fatah allowed Hamas to broadcast its anti-Jewish incitement directly from the Temple Mount. The New Jewish Congress noted the irony of the juxtaposition of the loud and clear Hamas broadcasts and the banned silent Jewish prayer emanating from the same site - that of the Holy Temple.

"In reality," the statement continued, "the Jewish people enjoy freedom of religious expression, including prayer and Torah study, everywhere - except on the Temple Mount, their only holy site."

"Minister Dichter's comments convey hatred and discrimination towards the Jewish people," the New Jewish Congress stated. "In due time, this government will be held accountable for its actions and will stand trial in a Jewish court of justice that will be established by the Jewish people."

Request for Communal Jewish Prayer

Just last week, four top Temple Mount activists and New Jewish Congress leaders - Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, Rabbi Yosef Elbaum, Prof. Hillel Weiss, and Rabbi Chaim Richman - penned a letter to Prime Minister Olmert asking for specific days on which Jews would be allowed to pray atop the Temple Mount.

The letter states that while now, Jews are degraded on the Temple Mount, "it is our position that if the stature of the Jews on the Temple Mount were to change positively, then the standing of the State of Israel would immediately improve. This would effect a positive change for the benefit and security of all its citizens."

Noting that the very day of mourning prayers for the six million Holocaust victims was also the day on which Hamas incitement to violence and death to Jews emanated from the Temple Mount - "we view [this juxtaposition of] events as a horrific failure of this government" - the signatories wrote, "We demand that the Government of Israel allow the Jewish people to have freedom of religious expression on the Temple Mount. Additionally, the government must establish special fixed days for Jewish communal prayer in fixed locations on the Temple Mount. This move will serve as evidence of Jewish sovereignty on the Mount."

The specific days on which the Jews should have rights to pray communally atop the Temple Mount, according to the writers, are: Passover Eve [a day on which Jews are commanded to bring the Paschal lamb - a right that Israel's High Court of Justice has recognized, in case #2955/07], Passover, Sukkot, Shavuot, Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, Chanukah (first day), Israel Independence Day, Jerusalem Day, and the three fast days commemorating the destruction of Jerusalem (Tisha B'Av, Tevet 10, and Tammuz 17). In addition, once every seven years, at the Hakhel Ceremony concluding the Shemittah (Sabbatical) year, Jews should be allowed to pray at the holy site.

"If you do not accept our appeal and demand," the letter concludes, "we shall understand that the chasm separating the Jewish people - whose values have remained unchanged since time immemorial - and the current composition of the Government of Israel, as reflected by its policies, is immeasurably widening and deepening with each passing day."

No response has yet been received.

Closing Thoughts

We need to always treat others with respect as a sign of our love for Yahweh and our neighbor. By showing the true love of Yahweh we are able to overcome evil with good. “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving Yahweh. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with Yahweh’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for Yahweh’s wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says Yahweh. On the contrary: ‘If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.’ Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:9-21; NIV)

May Almighty Yahweh bless all those who seek to fulfill this passage of Scripture and are at peace with all people.

Sincerely In Yahshua,

Your Brethren in Yahweh’s Truth