[ May/June Newsletter ]
 

Greetings Brethren, I hope this letter finds you in the best of health and the love of our savior Yahshua the Messiah. Grace to you and joy in the Holy Spirit as we walk with Yahshua towards the kingdom. We just completed the count of the Omer and the keeping of the feast of Weeks or Pentecost. We praise Father Yahweh greatly for the holy days and the teaching of His law.

 

YAHWEH’S INFINITE MERCY

Yahweh’s mercy is infinite and is complete. He cares so much and so deeply for His people that he gave His only begotten son for the sins of the world. Brethren that includes every one of us, Yahweh gave His only begotten son to redeem the world that had turned their backs on him. Father Yahweh we pray that you continue to show your love and mercy to your people. We have kept the spring and summer holy days now we look to the fall when the ingathering of Yahweh’s Holy ones occur. We are commanded to keep the feast of the seventh month. In Deut. 16:13-17 we read:

13Celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles for seven days after you have gathered the produce of your threshing floor and your winepress. 14Be joyful at your festival—you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, and the Levites, the foreigners, the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns. 15For seven days celebrate the festival to Yahweh your Elohim at the place Yahweh will choose. For Yahweh your Elohim will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands, and your joy will be complete. 16Three times a year all your men must appear before Yahweh your Elohim at the place he will choose: at the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Weeks and the Festival of Tabernacles. No one should appear before Yahweh emptyhanded: 17Each of you must bring a gift in proportion to the way that Yahweh your Elohim has blessed you. This passage is in every version of the Bible but very few people can see it and even fewer people keep it. This is because of Yahweh’s infinite mercy that we are able to receive the promises of the word of Yahweh. When you dedicate yourself to doing His will you will open up the many blessings of Yahweh’s word. Ps. 103:1-14

1Bless Yahweh, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless his holy name. 2Bless Yahweh, O my soul, And forget not all his benefits: 3Who forgives all our iniquities; Who heals all thy diseases; 4Who redeems your life from destruction; Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies; 5Who satisfies your desire with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle. 6Yahweh executes righteous acts, And judgments for all that are oppressed. 7He made known his ways unto Moses, His doings to the children of Israel. 8Yahweh is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness. 9He will not always chide; neither will he keep his anger forever. 10He has not dealt with us after our sins, nor rewarded us after our iniquities. 11For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his lovingkindness toward them that fear him. 12As far as the east is from the west, So far has he removed our transgressions from us. 13Like as a father pities his children, So Yahweh pities them that fear him. 14For he knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.

Yahweh is merciful and gracious to His followers the sheep of His pastures. It is only through Yahweh that we can turn to for our guidance and direction, any other is destruction. His mercy is not available to the wicked or the rebellious. We have been offered eternal life if we accept Yahshua as our savior and enter into a covenant with Almighty Yahweh. We cannot allow anything to come between us, and Almighty Yahweh our maker. Much to often we allow our carnal nature to overcome our spiritual nature by putting things in front of our allegiance to Father Yahweh therefore creating an idol of whatever we allow to come between us and our maker. Israel of old allowed themselves to go into idol worship and therefore lost their relationship with our maker by going into Assyrian captivity never to return as His people. We must humble ourselves and keep Yahweh’s commandments, which are given to us for our good. Since Almighty Yahweh has shown us His infinite mercy in giving us a savior we should be faithful in keeping all His commandments every day to ensure us a place in His soon coming kingdom. I hope each and everyone of us will be faithful in keeping all that Yahweh requires of us which is to love one another from the heart.

We are looking forward to the Kingdom of Yahweh, which is soon to come upon this earth. The Feast of Tabernacles is a type of the Kingdom of Yahweh so only those who are faithful will be there. Make your calling and election sure brethren so that you will not only be at the Feast of Tabernacles but also in the Kingdom of Yahweh. In Zech. 14:16-21 it speaks of those who refuse to keep the Feast of Tabernacles in the millennial reign of Yahshua who will be cursed if they fail to participate. Brethren if you fail to keep the feast today you curse yourselves and your blessings. Join us today in honoring the King Yahweh of Host in keeping all the commanded observances that we are commanded to keep in serving our great and loving Father in heaven and His Son Yahshua our Messiah.

 

Feast of Weeks

 

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Brethren, keeping the feast of unleavened bread in Limuru

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania

 

EYES ON ISRAEL

Luke 21:20 "But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognize that her desolation is near. NASU

Israeli PM turns to Arab TV in call for peace

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during an official annual memorial …

JERUSALEM (AP) — With a September deadline looming, Israel's prime minister turned to the Arabic media Thursday for the first time since taking office two years ago in an attempt to lure the Palestinians back to peace talks, saying "everything is on the table."

Benjamin Netanyahu's interview with the Al-Arabiya satellite channel reflects Israeli concerns over Palestinian plans to seek U.N. recognition of their independence this fall. But it also highlights Netanyahu's new strategy of engaging directly with the Arab public.

Netanyahu has fielded questions from Arabs before on YouTube and even made a recorded plea to Arab viewers to submit questions. But the face-to-face Al-Arabiya interview is his first of its kind. Netanyahu's office called the move "the beginning of a new era" and promised more such interviews in the near future.

The interview, which aired Thursday evening, comes as Israel is scrambling to counter the Palestinian U.N. initiative this fall. Israel fiercely opposes the move, saying a Palestinian state should be formed through negotiations and not by unilateral steps.

Peace negotiations have been stalled since 2008, and the Palestinians have refused to negotiate while Israel continues to build homes in Jewish settlements.

Although the vote will be largely symbolic, the Palestinians hope to isolate Israel and put pressure on it to make concessions.

In the interview, Netanyahu says he is willing to negotiate anywhere and with anyone who accepts Israel's right to exist.

"Everything is on the table. But we need to get to the table," Netanyahu said.

"I'm prepared to negotiate with President Abbas directly for peace between our two peoples right now. We can do it here in my home in Jerusalem, we can do it in Ramallah, we can do it anywhere," he said.

Netanyahu said he realized he would have to make "difficult compromises for peace," but he offered few new details about his plans.

The Palestinians seek all of the West Bank and east Jerusalem — areas captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war — as parts of a future independent state. Netanyahu has said he wants to keep parts of the West Bank, and he opposes any division of Jerusalem.

Netanyahu also addressed the regional unrest in Syria and Egypt.

"You know anything that I say will be used — not against me — but against the process of genuine reform that Syrian people would like to see. We don't intervene in Syria but it does not mean we are not concerned. We'd like the peace and quiet on the Israeli-Syrian border to be maintained and I would like to ultimately, have that turned into a formal peace between Israel and Syria," Netanyahu said. "I think the people, the young people of Syria deserve a better future."

Netanyahu said he hopes the Arab Spring will result in democracies in the Arab world.

"If there's genuine democracy in the Arab world, in the Arab countries, then there will be genuine peace. Because a genuine democracy reflects the desires of the people, and most people Arabs, Jews, anyone they don't want their sons and daughters dying on battlefields."

He said, "If it goes toward an Iranian-style dictatorship, as it did, unfortunately in Iran and in Lebanon, then it's bad. It's bad for the peoples there, but it's also bad for peace."

Ofir Gendelman, Netanyahu's spokesman for the Arab media, said Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya was chosen as a conduit for Netanyahu's outreach because it is a professional station that reaches 40 million Arabs. He refused to discuss why Al-Jazeera, the top-rated Arab media outlet, was not selected. Al-Jazeera's coverage has been accused of stirring up anti-Israel sentiment on the Arab street.

Gendelman said Netanyahu's office also communicates with the Arab world via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

"There are a lot of issues the prime minister wants to address," he said. "The goal of the interview is twofold: to convey the message that he wants to resume negotiations and express via the interview how important Arab public opinion is to him."

Israel's most pressing concern at the moment is what happens in September. No one knows exactly how the vote will unfold.

The United States opposes the plan and, as one of the five permanent members of the Security Council, could veto a Palestinian membership request and derail the process.

If that happens, the Palestinians could go to the General Assembly and seek recognition there as a nonmember observer state, a largely symbolic nod. Still, widespread support in the General Assembly would signal that a majority of countries support Palestinian statehood in the pre-1967 lines.

The Palestinians insist that their U.N. bid does not rule out a return to negotiations.

Palestinian leaders have called on their people to take to the streets in nonviolent protests in September and Israeli officials are concerned that these could spiral out of control and set off a new round of fighting.

Israeli Cabinet Minister Moshe Yaalon dismissed these concerns Thursday, telling foreign reporters that he "can't see any change on the ground after September."

He called the unilateral option one of the "balloons inflated in the last two years by those who thought we might be threatened."

Yaalon, a former military chief, also rejected the argument that the current status quo is untenable.

"The situation is not sustainable? It's sustainable. It's not going to be solved in the near future. We can live with it. We can survive with it," he said.

 

NEWS, NOTES, & NOTABLES

Looking Ahead to the Next New Moon: The new moon for the 5th scriptural month should be visible the evening of Sunday July 31, 2011. So watch.

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 717-383-6975.

We are commanded to pray for the sick among us in James 5:13-15 13 “Is any among you suffering? Let him pray. Is any cheerful? Let him sing praise. 14 Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the assembly; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of Yahweh: 15 and the prayer of faith shall save him that is sick, and Yahweh shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, it shall be forgiven him. Let us pray for these people who have a petition before Almighty Yahweh.

Prayer List

Abbi Dimmett

Adam Burris  

Ally Alvarez

Amanda Pate

Andrew Leeder

Barbara Dominguez

Bernice Walker   

Betty Butler

Betty Sturm

Billy Dunklin

Brandy Godwin

Brenda Cromer  

Brittany Norwood & Family

Carmen and Casey Booth   

Carol Burras

Carol Sutton Family

Carole Robertson

Charlotte Kughler    

Chris Dawson 

Chris Hall  

Congregation of Yahshua Ha Mashiach (India)

Connie Bedwell

Cynthia Turner   

Daniel Johnson

Darius Bailey

Darryl Brewer  

David Alveraz  

David Laeike 

Debra, Robert, & Brianna Lecher

Dennis McGowan  

Diane Branch

Diane Gardner

Dorothy & Raymond McKelvey  

Ed Yatsko  

Edith Craig

Erma Perez   

Ernesto Alvarez

Fran Lee

Fred Brown

Gail Brumfield

Greg Davis Prayer Request  

Hosfelt Family

Jamari Davis

Javier and Belinda Vizcarra  

Jerry Dolan

Jim Goings Family

Jocey & Mitch Fitzell

John Turner 

Jonah Godwin  

Karin Lees

Karl & Kaylo Bloodworth

Karl Irish  

Kay Lockwood Family

Kelly Irish

Kenya Brethern

Larry Cromer

Leonard Kiplangat  

Lexi Cox Family

Lindsey Jensen

Lisa Turner

Lois Murchison

Mandy Davis

Mariah Kughler

Maryanne Scaggs

Neal Johnson  

O'Conner Family

Pat Turner

Pearl 's Grandchildren

Peter Mumira

Rick and Christina Laurie  

Ruth Bennett

Sam Bish 

Samuel Scott   

Sandy McNeal    

Sharon Lees

Sue Christ Family

Tammy Marschki  

Terri Bennett

The Pinero Family   

The Relationships of YPTC   

Tommy Hall   

Tony Housekenect

Travis Akins   

Trent Davis  

Trish Fitzell   

Wayne Culpepper

Zachary & Christel Dimmett