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Greetings Brethren, We pray that our savior Yahshua the Messiah keeps you in his Grace and in the Holy Spirit as we walk with him towards the kingdom. We are preparing for the feast of Tabernacles a type of the kingdom. We praise Father Yahweh greatly for the holy days and the teaching of His law.

 

YAHWEH’S SANCTUARY

Yahweh’s sanctuary is with men today. He offers us salvation through the blood of his only begotten son. 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. 14 Be 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. 16 Three 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: 17 Each 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. When you dedicate yourself to doing His will you will open up the many blessings of Yahweh’s word. Lev. 19:30 states; You shall keep my Sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am Yahweh. Yahweh tells us to come together in the place that He chooses to place His name. This place was where the sanctuary of Yahweh dwells and it used to be in Jerusalem until the worship of Yahweh was removed from that place.

Yahweh’s sanctuary is with his holy ones as they gather together to honor Him by keeping his commandments. He commands us today to be perfect as He is perfect in Matthew 5:48. 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. In Lev.26:2-13 it tells us to: You shall keep My sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary; I am Yahweh. 3 If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments so as to carry them out, 4 then I shall give you rains in their season, so that the land will yield its produce and the trees of the field will bear their fruit. 5 Indeed, your threshing will last for you until grape gathering, and grape gathering will last until sowing time. You will thus eat your ]food to the full and live securely in your land. 6 I shall also grant peace in the land, so that you may lie down with no one making you afraid. I shall also eliminate harmful beasts from the land, and no sword will pass through your land. 7 But you will chase your enemies and they will fall before you by the sword; 8 five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall before you by the sword. 9 So I will turn toward you and make you fruitful and multiply you, and I will confirm my covenant with you. 10 You will eat the old supply and clear out the old because of the new. 11 Moreover, I will set My Tabernacle among you, and my soul will notreject you. 12 I will also walk among you and be your Elohim, and you shall be my people. 13 I am Yahweh your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Egypt so that you would not be their slaves, and I broke the bars of your yoke and made you walk upright. Almighty Yahweh has a blessing for all those who turn to Him and keep His commandments. We will be called His people and a people for His own possession. The time to serve him is now! Don’t put off doing that which is right today.

So it’s time to get ready to keep the feast of Tabernacles to approach the sanctuary of the most high with fear and reverence. You shall not appear before him empty either. We should begin preparing for the feast of Tabernacles right after we get home from the feast the year before. There is no excuse for not being prepared brethren. Almighty Yahweh has taught us in his word what is expected of us. We as diligent servants should glory in the thought of being with our creator for eight days in a holy convocation. Our children would get excited every year to go to the feast what about us brethren, are we as excited to come before the creator of the universe. I pray that you are as inspired and excited, as I am to get to the feast this year to worship Yahweh in spirit and in truth. We do not have a lot of time left before our savior will return to the earth so give of your best and make your calling and election sure. The sanctuary of Yahweh is with His righteous ones and this is because of the Holy Spirit, which rest upon each of His Holy people. Do you have the Holy Spirit? Your fruits will show whether you are in the faith or not. If you are keeping the covenant of Almighty Yahweh then you know you are His.

 

KENYA

Shalom brethren,

Greetings, in the Holy name of Yahshua. We have just concluded our missionary trip to Kisii. It was quite good and fruitful as we won some new brethren into the faith. As I had informed you earlier, a pastor by the name Julius who had contacted the YPTC via website attended the Sabbath service and heard more of the precious faith. We discussed man issues concerning the faith and also gave him some YPTC articles. At the end he was fully convinced of the truth and decided to take it to his flock. We give all glory to Yahweh, HalleluYah! Attached are some pictures. Yahweh Bless you Mumira.

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Greetings, in the name of Yahshua. We are all fine and doing well in the faith. Sunday was a great day for us here as we graced this auspicious occasion of a brother and a sister who exchanged their marriage vows. The name of the brother is Njoroge, the young man who served us in the flat last time you were here and sister Waithera, the first pupil to benefit from the education kitty of the YPTC here in Kenya. I hope both are familiar to you. We thank Yahweh for all these great blessings.

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Rejoicing with the brethren at our 2nd wedding in YPTC this year.

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Many came out to witness this blessed union of Peter and Waithera.

 

USA

This summer we held 9 regional meetings in Akron, OH., Atlanta, GA., New Orleans, LA., Mobile, AL., San Antonio, TX., Columbia, SC., Rolla, MO., Salinas, CA., and Raleigh, NC. Here are some pictures from the Rolla meeting minus a few of the attendees. We had a very productive Sabbath with 2 services and a wonderful lunch with brethren of like precious faith. Almighty Yahweh blessed us with a very spirit filled worship experience and all who attended were blessed.

The Avalos family Praising Yahweh.

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Brethren hearing the word of Yahweh.

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Rolla Missouri brethren of Yahweh’s Vineyard of Refuge.

Eyes on Israel

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

McClatchy Newspapers
JERUSALEM — The attack on the Israeli embassy in Cairo has brought into sharp relief Israel's increasing isolation in a still region grappling with the changes of the Arab Spring.

Israel was forced to evacuate its ambassador and most of its diplomatic staff from Cairo this weekend after hundreds of Egyptian protesters tore down a security wall protecting the Nileside embassy, ransacked its files and burned an Israeli flag. It came less than a week after Turkey, Israel's other major ally in the Muslim world, announced it was expelling the Israeli ambassador and downgrading its relationship to the lowest possible level after a deadly skirmish involving a Turkish aid vessel that was attempting to deliver supplies in defiance of Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip.

With another potential predicament brewing later this month when the Palestinians are expected to request membership and statehood at the United Nations, Israeli-Arab relations appear to be plunging to their lowest point in years.

"Within a week Israel has found itself two friends down ad about to face a so-called diplomatic tsunami with the Palestinians," said one European envoy in Jerusalem, who spoke on condition of anonymity under diplomatic protocol.

"I would be nervous if I was an Israeli diplomat today."

The damage to relations with Egypt and Turkey has struck many Israelis. Turkey was the first Muslim-majority country to recognize Israel as a Jewish state in 1949 and Egypt was the first Arab country to sign a peace treaty with Israel in 1979.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quick to condemn the attack on the Israeli embassy in Cairo but added that the historic peace agreement between Israel and Egypt was still intact.

"Egypt must not ignore the severe injury to the fabric of peace with Israel and such a blatant violation of international laws," Netanyahu said Saturday.

Officials in Israel's foreign ministry, however, said the embassy attack "could not be ignored" and marked a sharp shift in Israel's diplomatic dealings with its neighbor since the resignation in February of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak — whose dictatorial regime had kept a lid on anti-Israeli sentiment.

"For a long time Israel has benefited from a positive relationship with Egypt that allowed Israel some sense of security. It is clear that Egypt today is not the Egypt of one year ago," said an Israeli diplomat who also requested anonymity.

"Now Israel will have to look at its border to the south as one more to watch and guard. The burning of the Israeli flag in Cairo symbolized much more to those of us that watched from Jerusalem."

The image of the burning flag figured prominently on Israeli television this weekend, with several commentators asking whether it would be the last time an Israeli flag flew in Egypt. On Israel's Channel Two news, the anchorman led the Saturday evening broadcast by asking whether Israel had found itself "alone without a friend" in the region.

Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman have been increasingly at odds over how to cope with the growing isolation.

Under the hawkish Lieberman's directive, foreign ministry officials have begun drafting a list of "punishments" for Turkey. Meanwhile, Netanyahu's office said it had heeded calls for restraint and a tempering of hostilities between the two nations.

Turkish officials have said that relations with Israel will not improve until Israel apologizes for the killing last year of nine Turkish nationals aboard a boat that aimed to breach Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Israel has stood by its blockade, and its position was recently bolstered by a U.N. report that found the blockade lawful. The same report, however, said that Israel had used unnecessary and excessive force in stopping boats aiming to break the blockade, including the storming of the Turkish Mavi Marmara ship by Israeli naval commandos, who killed the Turkish nationals.

American officials have tried unsuccessfully to negotiate an apology from Israel to Turkey over the incident. Relations had already soured over Israel's recent war in Gaza and a series of diplomatic snubs by Lieberman and his deputy.

In about 10 days, Israel likely will face another diplomatic hurdle when the Palestinians are expected to launch a bid for statehood at the U.N. General Assembly. Israel has been maneuvering to quash the bid — which the United States opposes and has threatened to veto — but Palestinians have said they'll go forward and attempt to win two-thirds support for an independent state that would include East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza.

Several European countries have signaled their willingness to vote in favor of the Palestinian state, putting Israel in a difficult position.

Palestinian legislator Hanan Ashrawi, who will help launch the bid at the U.N., told McClatchy that Israel had "put itself in a corner."

We will go forward with this despite the threats from Israel and its allies. When the vote happens Israel will see how isolated it truly is," Ashrawi said. She added that the United States, Israel's main ally, would also be "embarrassed.""I think the United States has been warned time and time again — from its own people — that its partnership with Israel might not be in its best interest right now," she said. "But they continue to stand by Israel, and ignore the changes in the region that the Arab Spring is bringing."(Frenkel is a McClatchy special correspondent.)McClatchy Newspapers 2011

Ps. 83 1-8 "1 O Elohim, do not remain quiet;
Do not be silent and, O El, do not be still.
2 For behold, Your enemies make an uproar,
And those who hate You have [a]exalted themselves.
3 They make shrewd plans against Your people,
And [b]conspire together against Your [c]treasured ones.
4 They have said, “Come, and let us wipe them out [d]as a nation,
That the name of Israel be remembered no more.”
5 For they have [e]conspired together with one mind;
Against You they make a covenant:
6 The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
Moab and the Hagrites;
7 Gebal and Ammon and Amalek,
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
8 Assyria also has joined with them;
They have become [f]a help to the children of Lot.
[g]Selah.

Ps. 83 1-8 The nations have come together to destroy Israel this has been prophesied but we know the results since Almighty Yahweh is watching out for His people physically and spiritually.

 

News, Notes & Notables

Looking Ahead to the Next New Moon: The new moon for the 7th scriptural month should be visible the evening of Wednesday September 28, 2011. This will be Trumpets so watch. We will also have services on Thursday the 29th in the afternoon at 12:00 EST. Yom Kippur will be observed on Sabbath October 8th 2011 and the feast of Tabernacles will be observed from sundown October 12 to October 20th at sundown.

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    Jayla Godwin
  Adam Burris    Jayna Murray Family
  Ally Alvarez   Javier and Belinda Vizcarra
  Amanda Buie & Children    Jerry Dolan
  Amanda Pate    Jim Goings Family
  Andrew Leeder   Jocey & Mitch Fitzell
  Barry and Melissa Whitrock   Joe Atherton Family
  Barbara Dominguez    Jonah Godwin
  Bernice Walker    Karin Lees
  Betty Sturm    Karl & Kaylo Bloodworth
  Brandy Godwin    Kathryn Schappatt
  Brenda & Larry Cromer    Kenya Brethren
  Brenda K. Dunn-Smith Family   Louis Massey
  Brittany Norwood & Family    Leonard Kiplangat
  Carol Burras    Lexi Cox Family
  Carol Sutton Family    Lindsey Jensen
  Carole Robertson   Lisa Turner
  Charlotte Kughler    Lisa Gonzalez
  Chris Dawson    Lois Freeman (radiant faith)
  Carmen    Lois Murchison
  Congregation of Yahshua Ha Mashiach   Mandy Davis
  (India)    
  Connie Bedwell    Mariah Kughler
  Cynthia Turner    Marilyn Taylor
  Daniel Johnson    Maryanne Scaggs
  Darius Bailey   Maria Purcell
  Darryl Brewer   Neal Johnson
  David Alveraz    O'Conner Family
  David Laeike    Pat Turner
  Dennis McGowan    Ruby Wilson
  Diego Mendez (5 yr. old)    Peter Mumira
  Diane Branch    Ruth Bennett
  Diane Gardner    Ruth Spencer
  Dorothy & Raymond McKelvey    Sam Bish
  Ed Yatsko    Samuel Scott
  Edith Craig    Sandy McNeal
  Erma Perez    Sharon Lees
  Ernesto Alvarez    Tammy Marschki
  Ernestine Thomas    Terri Bennett
  Floyd Huffman Family    The Relationships of YPTC
  Fran Lee    Tommy Hall
  Fred Brown    Trent Davis
  Gail Brumfield   Travis Akins
  Gail Ellis    Trish Fitzell
  George Carden    Wayne Coppock
  Greg Davis Prayer Request   Wayne Culpepper
  Hosfelt Family   Zachary & Christel Dimmett
  Jamari Davis   Gennett Teklhaimanot