[ September/October Newsletter ]
 

Greetings Brethren, I hope that you all had a great feast. We pray that our blessed Savior Yahshua the Messiah the Son of the Blessed keeps all of you in his Grace and in the Holy Spirit as we walk with him towards the kingdom. We are all rejoicing for the great feast of Tabernacles we experienced which was truly a type of the kingdom of Yahweh. We thank Father Yahweh greatly for the holy days and the teaching of His law.

 

BLESSED ARE THEY

Yahweh’s people are blessed because they keep His commandments. In Ps. 119:1-2 we read about His people who walk in the law of Yahweh and keep His testimonies. 1 How blessed are those whose way is perfect, Who walk in the law of Yahweh. 2 How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, Who seek Him with all their heart. We whom have keep the feast realize how blessed we are from spending that quality time with the Father sequestered away from the world. He told us in His word to keep the feast and we would be blessed. Deut. 16: 13-17 13 Celebrate 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. 15 For 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 empty-handed: 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.

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. We should begin preparing for the next feast of Tabernacles right now since we just got home from the feast. 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 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. The people of the world don’t seem to understand that they are refusing to receive the blessings of Yahweh, which are promised to those who keep His commandments. Ps. 119:6 states: Then shall I not be put to shame, when I have respect to all your commandments. When we keep all of Yahweh’s word we receive the special benefits He reserves for His faithful children. In Ps. 103:1-22 1 Bless Yahweh, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. 2 Bless Yahweh, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; 3 Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases;4 Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;5 Who satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.6 Yahweh performs righteous deeds And judgments for all who are oppressed.7 He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the sons of Israel. 8 Yahweh is compassionate and gracious, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness. 9 He will not always strive with us, Nor will keep His anger forever. He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. 11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him. 12 As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. 13 Just as a father has compassion on his children, So Yahweh has compassion on those who fear Him. 14 For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust. 15 As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes. 16 When the wind has passed over it, it is no more, And its place acknowledges it no longer. 17 But he lovingkindness of Yahweh is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children?s children, 18 To those who keep His covenant And remember His precepts to do them. 19 Yahweh has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all. 20 Bless Yahweh, you His angels, Mighty in strength, who perform His word, Obeying the voice of His word! 21 Bless Yahweh, all you His hosts, You who serve Him, doing His will. 22 Bless Yahweh, all you works of His, In all places of His dominion; Bless Yahweh, O my soul! Yahweh pardons our sins and heals our diseases in verse 3, He has not dealt with us after our sins nor rewarded our iniquities as He will those who keep not His covenant. In verse 17-18 it talks about His lovingkindness is from everlasting to everlasting to those who fear Him and His righteousness to their grandchildren to those who keep His covenant. I love almighty Yahweh for all that He has done for me and my brethren; Who rejoiced before Him, at the feast of Tabernacles this year.

KENYA

Shalom brethren.

Greetings, in the name of Yahshua. I hope you had a blessed FOT. We are all fine here and doing quite good in the precious faith. We have just concluded successfully the FOT. Our brethren had converged in three main centers namely Limuru, Sogoo ( Bomet) and Kisii at Rafael's place. Limuru had recorded the biggest number of attendance of about thirty which steadily increased during evenings as many visitors from the neighborhood flocked in for worship. Bomet and Kisii had fifteen each. We thank you for your great support and may Yahweh bless you. However, you should note that this is not the total number of the brethren here. Quite a considerable number of the brethren was unable to attend the feast due to various reasons. Some fell sick due to a sudden change of weather from being hot and sunny into chilly and rainy. Others had excused themselves for the preparations of their children who were sitting for national examinations, which were to take place shortly. Nevertheless it was a great and a memorable FOT.

Yahweh bless you. Attached are some pictures taken at Limuru. Mumira.

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Praising Yahweh in Limuru, Kenya at the FOT.

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Preaching the word!

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Studying the word!

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Hearing the word!

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Enjoying the brethren.

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Enjoying the feast.

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Enjoying the pool. Enjoying the beach.

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Exchanging vows. Singing for the special couple.

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Enjoying the sun at the wedding. Enjoying a southern meal.

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The Dance. The Kiss.

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Communing with the family of Yah breaking bread together.

EYES ON ISRAEL

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

Mid-East war fears after Iranian base blasts, Syria's Arab League suspension

DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis November 13, 2011, 8:42 AM (GMT+02:00)

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Base explosion near Tehran

The potential for a regional flare-up shot up Friday and Saturday, Nov-11-12, with the blasts at two Iranian arms bases which killed at least 32 Revolutionary Guards men including Iran's top missile expert, and the Arab League Foreign Ministers' decision to suspend Syria's membership over Bashar Assad's brutal military crackdown on civilians.

As windows shattered in Tehran, the streets were awash with rumors that Iran was under attack, or that the regime had staged a failed nuclear test. Foreign businessmen were said to be fleeing the country. In Kuwait, lawmakers demanded an urgent debate on the potential fallout from an attack on Iran three days after British ministers were briefed on a possible US-backed Israeli strike against Iran's nuclear sites in the last week of December or early next year. Hopes faded for effective international sanctions in the wake of nuclear watchdog evidence of Iran's nuclear capabilities, even as US President Obama tackled Russian and Chinese leaders at . Hours after the base explosions in Iran, the Arab League decided to suspend the membership of its ally Syria and impose political and economic sanctions on the Assad regime. Members were advised to withdraw their ambassadors form the Syrian capital until their Nov. 2 peace plan was implemented. The AL decision was praised by US President Barack Obama and backed by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

This penalty hurts Bashar Assad more than would a threatened Turkish invasion and seizure of a buffer enclave to serve the Syrian opposition. It conveys the Arab world's rejection of the legitimacy of Bashar Assad's regime. The Syrian ruler has got away with defying the UN Security Council, NATO and even Washington. He will find it much harder to survive being cast out of the fold by his Arab brethren who are punishing him for the contempt he showed for the peace deal they initiated and he signed by having his troops kill another 250 civilians in ten days. Indeed the Qatari foreign minister Hamad bin Jassim, reading out of the decision, warned Assad that further noncompliance would result in "more steps to protect the citizens of Syria" by the Arab League – a broad hint at military intervention to aid the beleaguered opposition as Assad tried ineffectually to brand the Arab bloc American puppets.

Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Jordan are already arming Syrian opposition groups and Turkey is hosting their command and training facilities. The scenario is beginning to resemble the Libyan format. There too, Qatari, Jordanian and Turkish military elements took part in the NATO operation to overthrow Muammar Qaddafi. And Bashar Assad may be nearing the end of his tether.

No one any longer credits his word after his repeated promises in the nine-month uprising against him to pull his troops out of city centers, release prisoners and enact reforms, while only piling on the savagery. His army is turning against him. Even before the Arab League struck home, the tens of trained fighters going over to the opposition in the early months of the conflict were swelling in the last two weeks to hundreds, taking their arms with them. The ruling Assad clan and military command have reached a crossroads in the pact they concluded in March to extinguish the uprising regardless of the cost in blood.

That pact may now prove unsustainable confronting its parties with three broad options:

  1. The army's top commanders may decide they can no longer get away with the slaughter committed in the name of the regime and the time has come to get rid of Bashar Assad. A coup d'etat would be one way.
  2. Assad may get in first with a preemptive coup of his own to install in Damascus a military junta composed of trusted loyalists which he and his family will manipulate behind the scenes. This move would ease some of the Arab and Western pressure on him to step down.
  3. He could make good on his threat to start a Middle East conflagration along with Iran and Hizballah. Most of the action would be aimed against Israel forcing the Arab League to go along with Syria and restore its status. The war rumors sweeping Tehran after the explosions at the Revolutionary Guards bases and the hard choices confronting the discredited Assad regime have generated a highly perilous climate in the region. All its capitals are on edge for trouble. This time, the usual conspiracy allegations from Tehran and Damascus won't wash.

NEWS, NOTES, & NOTABLES

Looking Ahead to the Next New Moon: The new moon for the 9th scriptural month should be visible the evening of Sabbath November 26, 2011.

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. 14Is 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
Achul Rajesh Gayle Bonato
Adam Burris George Carden
Ally Alvarez Godwin Family
Andrew Leeder Greg Davis Prayer Request
Barry and Melissa Whitrock Hosfelt Family
Barbara Dominguez Jayna Murray Family
Bernice Walker Javier Vizcarra
Betty Butler Jerry Dolan
Betty Sturm Jim Goings Family
Bonny Jean Christian Jocey & Mitch Fitzell
Brenda & Larry Cromer Joe Atherton Family
Brittany Norwood & Family John Turner
Carol Burras Joyce Hill
Carol Sutton Family Karin Lees
Carole Robertson Karl & Kaylo Bloodworth
Charlotte Kughler Kathryn Schappatt
Chase Arthur Kenya Brethern
Chris Dawson Louis Massey
Carmen Leonard Kiplangat
Congregation of Yahshua Ha Mashiach (India) Lindsey Jensen
Connie Bedwell Lisa Turner
Cynthia Turner Lisa Gonzalez
Daniel Johnson Lois Freeman
Darius Bailey Lois Murchison
Darlene Harris Mamie Brooks
David Alveraz Mariah Kughler
David Laeike Marilyn Taylor
Davis and Buie Families Mary Cromer
Dennis McGowan Maryanne Scaggs
Diego Mendez Maria Purcell
Diane Branch Neal Johnson
Donna Clemens O'Conner Family
Dorothy McKelvey Pat Turner
Ed Yatsko Ruby Wilson
Edith Craig Peter Mumira
Edward Burnam Raymond McKelvey
Erma Perez Robert Wirl Family
Ernesto Alvarez Russ Thain
Ernestine Thomas Ruth Bennett
Fran Lee Ruth Spencer
Fred Brown Sam Bish
Gail Brumfield Samuel Scott
Sandy McNeal The Relationships of YPTC
Sharon Lees Thomas Griffin
Sherry Jo Jones Tommy Hall
Stephon Harry Trent Davis Family
Tammy Marschki Wayne Coppock
Terri Bennett Wayne Culpepper
The Pinero Family