[ September / October 2010 Newsletter ]
 

Greetings to all our brethren, in the name of our savior Yahshua the Messiah. We hope this letter reaches you in the love and peace, which passes all understanding. We hope each of you had a great feast. The Passover and Feast of Unleavened bread will be here before you know it. Please take time out of your busy schedules to pray for this ministry and all the brethren throughout the world. Brethren continue in faith as we examine our lives between now and the Passover. We love you all with health and grace of our father Yahweh in these last days. It is our desire to walk in truth with the savior everyday in our journey to the kingdom. We hope Yahshua keeps your hearts filled with the love necessary to overcome this world.
  • The next new moon should be sighted on Sunday, November 7, 2010
The Compassion Of Righteousness

Our heavenly Father Yahweh has shown great compassion on his people Israel Through out the years, he has shown them his covenant and they agreed to adhere. To This day we have received the blessings of being His people if we are diligent in keeping the commandments. Deut. 6:25 "And if we are careful to obey all this law before Yahweh our Elohim, as he has commanded us, that will be our righteousness." We must try to be the best servants we can be because our righteousness is as filthy rags, As compared to the righteousness of our Father Yahweh in heaven. When we return to Yahweh our Elohim He promises us prosperity for our faithfulness. Deut.30:1-5 "When all these blessings and curses I have set before you come upon you and you take them to heart wherever the Yahweh your Elohim disperses you among the nations, 2 and when you and your children return to Yahweh your Elohim and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today, 3 then Yahweh your Elohim will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you. 4 Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there Yahweh your Elohim will gather you and bring you back. 5 He will bring you to the land that belonged to your fathers, and you will take possession of it. He will make you more prosperous and numerous than your fathers."

We know that the Jewish people have been resettled in the Holy Land after the Babylonian captivity and after WWII in 1948 but Almighty Yahweh is speaking of a final Resettlement in which they return to Him spiritually which has not happened yet. This spiritual revival will entail a compassion of righteousness which Almighty Yahweh has for His people who are doing His will in the latter days. Most people are making excuses for violating Yahweh’s covenant whether it be Jews or gentiles but Yahweh is looking for a people who are going to put Him first in their lives.

We are told in Prov.19:20-22 "Hear counsel, and receive instruction, That You may be wise in thy latter end. 21 There are many devices in a man's heart; But the counsel of Yahweh, that shall stand. 22 That which makes a man to be desired is his kindness; And a poor man is better than a liar". The word kindness in verse 22 can be interchanged with compassion showing that in our Latter end we must be like our savior Yahshua who showed compassion on the people. In Matthew chapter 9 Yahshua calls Matthew the tax collector and then goes in to eat with him and is criticized by the Scribes and Pharisees. Yahshua responded 13"But go and learn what this means: 'I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT SACRIFICE,' for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners12But when Yahshua heard this, He said, "It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick."

The compassion that Yahshua is showing is of righteousness whereas the religious Leaders of his day just didn’t get it, do we get it brethren in this year of tithing as it is Called. Love covers a multitude of sins and Yahshua’s love for us has covered ours. We Have experienced living together for 10 days keeping the Feast of Tabernacles with the Two double Sabbaths our love for one another should be very great. Our compassion for Each other and our fellow man should be great as well if we applied the lessons of the Feast. Yahshua wants us to show compassion one to another and to all we come in Contact with even the Samaritan we find lying in the street. It is this love that will elevate His people to the place we want to be spiritually so we can enter the kingdom of Almighty Yahweh. The apostle Paul exhorts us to in Colossians 3:12-14 "So, as those who have been chosen of Yahweh, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; 13bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Master forgave you, so also should you. 14Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity".

Brethren let us love as our Savior loved following His example having compassion of Righteousness because Almighty Yahweh first loved us..

KENYA

The brethren of YPTC dutifully kept the Feast of Tabernacles as commanded in the book of Leviticus 23:33-44. Here are some pictures from Gulf Shores, Al. and the one site of the three in Kenya.


Preaching the word in Gulf Shores, Al.


Digesting the word and the fruits of our labors.




KENYA

The brethren in Kenya kept the Feast of Tabernacles in several locations but we only have pictures from the Bomet region and Navasha.




Shalom brother Karl.
I Am very grateful and thankful to Yahweh for the great blessings He has bestowed upon us, particularly yesterday when we graced the colorful wedding ceremony of our dear brother Wambugu. It was such a great success and a memorable day for the YPTC here.The brethren were very excited and inspired,such that each played an active role towards this great achievement.It was all smiles for the bride and the groom as many people flocked the hall to grace this auspicious occassion.Wambugu was also very impressed and appreciated your personal gift that you sent him.This was the first wedding to take place here at Kawangware ever since the YPTC started in Kenya.



The work is continuing to grow in Kenya brethren I hope Almighty Yahweh with continue to guide and protect them in their joy.

EYES ON ISRAEL


MESS Report
by Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff

  • However wonderful they may be, settlers are an insurmountable obstacle to peace

The settlers' pain is understandable as the state tries to freeze their vision, but it is also apparent that the settlement enterprise cannot continue if we want to achieve a two-state solution to the conflict with the Palestinians.

By Avi Issacharoff Tags: Israel news Israel settlements Middle East peace West Bank

Last week I was invited to visit the Hayovel neighborhood in the West Bank settlement of Eli (erected on the 50th anniversary of Israel's establishment). This neighborhood includes several structures that were likely built on Palestinian land and are slated for demolition, pending a court ruling.

I was treated to a pleasant breakfast and a breathtaking view of the Shilo region, and more importantly, I had the pleasure of meeting wonderful unique people, what we call "salt of the earth," who are driven by a sense of duty. Israel Defense Forces officers of the past and the present, social activists (within the Green Line), and many more fine people.

Though most of them have never set foot in a settlement, the Israeli left, especially in Tel Aviv, tends to lump all settlers together – all rightist, extreme, ignorant and narrow minded. In Eli, like in many other settlements, the residents are actually very intelligent and well educated. They are enthusiastic Zionists, true, but not the kind who rejoice when a Palestinian olive grove goes up in flames. In a way I felt envious of these people – while I chase my next scoop they are making their dream of populating the land of Israel come true.

According to Jewish tradition, the settlement of Eli is situated across from Shilo – the capital of the Kingdom of Israel where the pre-temple Ark of the Covenant was housed for 369 years. In the valley between Shilo and Eli, again according to local lore, the women of Israel danced and gave to the Jews the holiday of Tu B'Av – the holiday of love.

I personally believe that under any future agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, these people need to evacuate their land and relocate to land within the Green Line. But I feel obligated to say one or two positive words about the ones I met.

I don't meet a lot of settlers. My journalistic beat encompasses Arabs, and when I do come into contact with Jews living in the West Bank, it is usually when they perpetrate violent incidents, especially during the Palestinian olive harvest. Even during my visit to Eli there were several such violent incidents. On the day before my tour of the area, the residents of the neighboring Palestinian village found that hundreds of their olive trees had been poisoned, apparently by settlers. But the people I met in Eli don't support these kinds of actions.

Now the rightists will say that even in writing these things I am displaying Tel Avivian, condescending qualities because it is obvious that not everyone is the same. But, still, it is important to say these things. It is important to understand that it was the State of Israel that sent these people to live where they currently reside, and now it is the same state trying to pressure them and restrict them. Their pain is understandable as the state tries to freeze their vision, but it is also apparent that the settlement enterprise cannot continue if we want to achieve a two-state solution to the conflict with the Palestinians.

An overview of the region reveals that all the hilltops surrounding Eli are in Jewish hands. Some of them legally owned by Jews, and others illegally claimed. Such is the case in the hilly region surrounding Nablus as well: Yitzhar and its outposts, Itamar and its outposts. The Palestinian aspiration to establish a territorially continuous state seems imaginary, almost infantile, in light of the settlers control over every hilltop surrounding Nablus and Ramallah. Even more imaginary – the discussion surrounding the possibility that Israel will evacuate theses settlements one day. This is an impossible mission, at least for now. We're talking about some 100,000 Jews who will be forced to leave their homes, and that's not to mention the 250,000 Jews living in the settlement blocs that will likely remain under Israeli sovereignty.

The big scandal surrounding the Gaza settlement evacuation, when 9,000 Jews were evacuated, seems like a drop in the ocean when compared to the West Bank. Even if we do achieve a peace agreement with the Palestinians, it is unrealistic to expect the IDF and the police to be able to evacuate such a large number of people. It is especially unrealistic in light of the massive transformation that the IDF is undergoing currently - more and more of its officers are religious Zionists who identify with the right and oppose evacuating settlements.

Will the army be able to complete such a task? I don't have a clear answer. I can be sure, however, that despite my appreciation for the residents of Eli, Shilo and other mainstream settlements, the continuation of construction in these settlements will absolutely prevent the possibility of a peace deal with the Palestinians.

So what is the solution? The one I support remains the two-state solution. I may be overly optimistic, knowing what I know about the changes in the army and on the ground, but regardless, when I listened to the people who hosted my visit in Shilo and its surroundings, the sentence that I kept repeating was that for them, there is no solution.


The Givat Hayovel outpost in the West Bank.

News, Notes & Notables

Looking Ahead to the Next New Moon: The new moon for the 9th scriptural month should be visible the evening of Sunday November 7, 2010. So watch the evening of the 6th as well because the is a possibility the new moon may be seen the night before.

In Genesis 1:14-18 we see the significance of the heavenly bodies.  “Then Elohim said, ‘Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth;’ and it was so. Then Elohim made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. Elohim set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And Elohim saw that it was good.”  (NKJV)

Be sure to look for this new moon and report your findings to us by calling our toll free number 1-888-FOR-YPTC.
 
 Each month we pray for those who have a petition before Almighty Yahweh, so this month we want to remember the following people:


Prayer List,

Alfred Davis     Cheryl Hosfelt (right knee)      Winston Hosfelt    Kenyan Brethren     

Dorothy McKelvey (Red Rice Yeast)    Cynthia Turner    Darryl Brewer 

Sheila Hosfelt   Tommy Hall    Christopher Frederickson   Blanche Estep

Carol Burras   Greg Davis Prayer Request   Betty Butler    Florence Orebo

 Jonah Godwin   Adam Burris   Maryanne Scaggs    Kelly Hawkins    Jimmy Hosfelt   

Sam Bish   Charlie Hosfelt   Wanda Pinero     Benny Hanah    Jerry Lynch    

Tammy Marschki   Al Dimmett     Travis Akins     Charlotte Kughler  

 Lois Murchison   Felix Pinero   Josiah Pinero    Bernice Walker    Erma Perez   

David Alveraz   Leonard Kiplangat   Therry Serrant    John Turner (Iraq)

Samuel Scott     Ed Yatsko   Rick and Christina Laurie    Karl Irish     Kelly Irish  

Gerd Zielke   Rodger and Mary Jean Voll (daughter Sheila, fighting cancer)    

The Pinero Family    David Laike   Javier and Belinda Vizcarra   Chris Dawson 

Dennis McGowan   Neal Johnson   Donna Clemmons     Peter Mumira   

Bianca Pinero  Connie Bedwell    Mandy Davis  Ally Alvarez    Raymond McKelvey

Lee and Bernadine Thompson   Billy Dunklin   Wayne Culpepper  Ethan Davis

 Karl and Kaylo Bloodworth     Helen Lewis    Jamari Davis     Terry Powell

Carole Robertson    Brandy Godwin    Tim Golden

Debra, Robert and Brianna Lecher    Linda Clark   Gilbert Irish family 

Melissa & Shani Burris      Zachary and Christel Dimmett     Kia Davis

Shalom