True Covenant of Yahweh

Tent of Moshe
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An Amazing Season for All Believers 
by Imah Hephzybah baht Ephraim

Jews and Hebrew Israelites on this Season

How are the two groups different?  Jews are those who say they are descendants of the Israelites in the Hebrew Scriptures but follow a religion called Judaism.  Hebrew Israelites also say they are the descendants of the biblical Israelites but they do not embrace Judaism because Orthodox Judaism not only follow Torah but also follow the Talmud. Perhaps, the Talmud acceptance is the yardstick varying sects of Judaism. For the most part, Hebrew Israelites like the Karaite Jews, utilize only Torah as their guide to the will of Elohim (God). There is a growing number of Hebrew Israelites who are beginning to follow some of Judaism's practices as described in the Talmud.  Jews believe that Elohim require them to do what the sages instructs based on their interpretation of Deuteronomy 17: 8 -12.  One of their decisive beliefs taught in the Talmud is not to say the name of the Most High publicly. Therefore, they refer to Him as HaShem (The Name).  Hebrew Israelites follow Torah's instruction to call on His Name. The problem seems to be how exactly to enunciate The Name. Therefore, we will see a variation of Yahweh and Yahuah (which I use). There is one difference in understanding this Season between these two groups.  Jews based on the Talmud refer to both Pesach and the Feast of Unleavened Bread as Passover. Pesach is at sunset following the 14th day of the first biblical month called Abib and the Feast of Unleavened Bread which is a seven day feast beginning on the 15th, technically the same time as Pesach but continues for seven days where no one is to eat anything that has leaven in it. Leaven is a representation of sin.  Prior to Passover or Pesach, our homes are to be completely cleansed of Leaven for seven days.  This entire period, Jews refer to as Passover but Hebrew Israelites refer to each Feast according to the way it is described in Torah (Leviticus 23). On the 16th day of Abib, the Feast of First Fruits is observed where barley sheaves are be waved before the assembly. The Talmud and other Jewish writings have a varied practice here where Hebrew Israelites do present the sheaves before the Assembly. Another difference between the two groups is that Jews follow the Talmud's renaming the months of the year using Babylonian names. So the first month is called Nisan instead of Abib as Torah calls it. Most Hebrew Israelites avoid using the names from the Talmud. 

Overall, Jews and Hebrew Isrealites believe God when He said to keep His Feast days, along with His Commandments, from generation to generation.  This means forever. They believed God does not say one thing and mean another. So in remembrance of YAH sparing each Hebrew household that was COVERED BY THE BLOOD OF THE (PESACH) SACRIFICIAL LAMB, and thus was spared death of their firstborn male, both Jews and Hebrew Israelites keep Pesach each year. Each Passover aka Pesach, Jews have a commemorative meal referred to as Seder but do not include the lamb as was commanded by God because there is no Temple and perhaps in their view, no Levite to carry out the selection of the lamb. Funny part about this is that there was no temple nor a Levite either for the first Passover. Therefore, does it add up that what Abba commanded to be done eternally cannot be done today based on such reasoning?  Many Hebrew Israelites do keep the commandment of sacrificing a yearling lamb as part of their Pesach Meal. This only makes sense because according to the Jewish Encyclopedia, the term Pesach means Sacrifice ( PASSOVER SACRIFICE (Hebrew, "zebaḥ Pesaḥ"; lit. "sacrifice of exemption"). 

Catholics, Protestants, and Mormons On This Season
How are they different?  Well, all three groups call themselves Christians.  Catholicism is indeed the beginning of both Christianity and Mormonism.  In other words, all Christian sects descended from the Catholic Church having different vistas on a number of dogmatic and pragmatic issues.  What they all do agree on is that Yahusha (aka Jesus to most Christians) is the Messiah who actually lived Torah in its fullness of Spirit and Truth. Christians contend that the Letter (the Law) killeth but the Spirit is Life. For Christians, the day that commemorates the suffering and death of Jesus is called Good Friday.  It is the most sacred day of the Christian Calendar. Interesting fact is that this year both Pesach (Passover) and Good Friday occur at the very same time.  This should not be an anomaly but an expected occurrence because Good Friday was originally called  Pascha was a date of remembrance of what became known as the Passion. At the observance Mass the Priest would say  "Cum Pascha nostrum immolatus est Christus" ("When Christ our Pasch was sacrificed").   According to Catholic teachings, the Messiah's life was taken on the same commemorative Feast date that the Passover Lamb was sacrificed and three days later, he resurrected from the dead and lives today at the right hand of his and our Father.  Here is the great irony and confusion on why so many say Easter is a pagan holiday.  It is because the term Easter is based on a Feritily goddess named Eoster and this has been verified by both Catholic and Protestant biblical researchers and no one truly knows who exactly changed the name of the origin observance which was Paschal or Pascha depending on language.  The terms Good Friday replaced Pascha and the term Easter was added on for the day of Resurrection. 

Unlike most Christian groups, Mormons do not observe Pascha or Good Friday, although they do believe in the crucifixion, their focus in on the day of Resurrection.  Protestant groups often feature what is referred to as the Seven Last Words of Jesus aka Yahusha at the conclusion of the crucifixion suffering.  Catholics often spend most of what is referred to as Holy Week and Good Friday or Pascha having a special Mass and conducting Stations of the Cross, which are 14 stations each representing a special episode of the Passion described in the Gospels.  I feel it is important for all Christians to study the Early Catholic teachings where this Sacred Day is aligned with Pesach and was called Pascha.  I can only infer that perhaps the changing of the name to Good Friday was a way for the latter Catholic leaders to keep their followers separated from Jewish understanding and observances.  

Where did the term Good Friday actually come from? One  theory is that the Good in Good Friday derives from God or “God’s Friday.” Wikipedia, for example, puts this theory forward citing a 1909 entry in The Catholic Encyclopedia.  However, early sages of the Catholic Church referred to this Feast Day as the day of the Pasch; but later writers distinguish between the Pascha staurosimon (the passage to death), and the Pascha anastasimon (the passage to life, i.e. the Resurrection). At present the word Pasch is used exclusively in the latter sense. The two Paschs are the oldest feasts in the Catholic calendar. These are very important aspects of Christian Holy Days that all Christians must begin to understand. I highly recommend that Conscious Christians who seek to return to a purer form of their observing the Passion of Christ,  completely let go of the term Easter and return to Pascha  (which simply points to the concept of sacrifice) which is the actual meaning of Pesach as well. 

MESSIANIC JEWS AND MESSIANIC HEBREW ISRAELITES
What does it mean to be Messianic? Well, this refers to those who keep Torah and also believe in the New Testament.  The most significant aspect of their beliefs are that we must restore the original Hebrew names and mindset oppose to the Greek name Jesus or Roman mindset of nailing Torah to the cross. Messianic Jews follow much that Judaism follows. Messianic Hebrew Israelites focus solely on the 66 books of the Bible.  Unlike the earlier group of Jews and Hebrew Israelites, Messianic Jews and Hebrew Israelites for the most part see the role of Yahusha much like Christians see him. The important thing for them is to use a Hebrew variant of his name such as Yeshua or Yahushua or Yahusha meaning Yahuah's Salvation. There are a few sects of both Jews and Hebrew Israelites who actually believe in the full bible, however, they do not believe that Yahusha is God, nor any part of God but having a varied understanding of him as the Messiah and son of God. What I find very exciting about the Messianic Movement is that they seem to represent the prophesy and promise of The Most High that stated the Stick of Judah (those who keep Torah but deny that Yahusha was the Messiah) and the stick of Joseph via Ephraim (those who accept Yahusha aka Jesus as the Messiah but no longer keep the commandments in Torah).  What one group let go of or fail to embrace, the other group has and Messianic has both, Torah and the Messiah.  Unfortunately,  most Messianics also kept the Christian perspective of Yahusha as being God or being part of a Trinity of God. This is the case of both Messianic Jews and most Messianic Hebrew Israelites.  

Both groups observe all of the Set Apart Feasts and obligations listed in Leviticus 23, which of course includes the Feast of Pesach and the Feast of Unleavened Bread (a seven day feast beginning at the onset of Pesach) and First Fruits.  The big difference is that Messianics understand the term FULFILLED to mean Bring in to its FULLNESS opposed to the Christian understanding that it suggests that Torah is done away with. Ironically, Messianics do not believe in instituting and partaking in the Pesach Sacrifice, although many Hebrew Israelites will partake in eating lamb as part of their Passover Meal.  According to many Messianics, Yahusha was the final sacrifice. What I find very exciting about the Messianic Movement is that they seem to represent the prophesy and promise of The Most High that stated the Stick of Judah (those who keep Torah but deny that Yahusha was the Messiah) and the stick of Joseph via Ephraim (those who accept Yahusha aka Jesus as the Messiah but no longer keep the commandments in Torah).  What one group let go of or fail to embrace, the other group has and Messianic has both, Torah and the Messiah.  Unfortunately,  most Messianics also kept the Christian perspective of Yahusha as being God or being part of a Trinity of God. This is the case of both Messianic Jews and most Messianic Hebrew Israelites.  Both groups observe all of the Feasts, described in Leviticus 23, including of course this season's the Feast of Pesach and the Feast of Unleavened Bread (a seven day feast beginning at the onset of Pesach) and First Fruits.  They believe that the crucifixion of Yahusha fulfilled Pesach, life without sin fulfills The Feast of Unleavened Bread and his Resurrection, fufills the Feast of  First Fruits. The big difference is that Messianics understand the term FULFILLED to mean "Bring the biblical event to its FULLNESS" opposed to the Christian understanding that it suggests that "Torah is done away with". Ironically, Messianics do not believe in instituting and partaking in the Pesach Sacrifice, although many Hebrew Israelites will partake in eating lamb as part of their Passover Meal.  According to many Messianics, Yahusha was the final sacrifice. This positions differs from Torah because the Paschal Lamb in Torah was not a sin offering but a commandment for all to partake of as part of a commemorative meal.  Sin offerings as Messianics assert that Yahusha represents, are not eaten but are burnt offerings to cover only sins that were unintentional. In my view, this is an area of biblical context that needs further study and understanding by Messianics. My view is that Yahusha was a metaphoric symbol of the Paschal Lamb, which of course does not represent a sin offering according to Torah but a blood covering required to Renew The Covenant of Torah with Israel and all who are willing to keep Torah as Yahusha taught in Spirit and in Truth. 





                                   DERECH YHWH's MODADEM (PATH OF YAHWEH'S FEAST DAYS) 2018

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Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the loving-kindness of YAHWEH. YAHWEH has set apart HIS people and HIS Sabbath for honor unto HIM. Take heed and learn from YAHWEH's Word in the instruction and examples that our FATHER gives us. As we learn obedience and to follow YAHWEH's Word in all things, let us rejoice in HIS Mighty NAME forever! We must seek the lunar indications, which gives us the dates below. NOTICE: The dates could change on the moon sightings.

 

    

 

Abib 1 5779                      Biblical New Year  (Exodus 12:1)  aka Birth of the Messiah                            March 17, 2018



Abib 10, 5779                    Gather Your Lamb Day (Exodus 12:3)                                                         March 26, 2018



Abib 14, 5779                   **Passover -Pesach the 14th day (Exodus 12:5)                                              March 31, 2018   

                                    The Pesah Meal will begin at 6:00 PM EST. (Leviticus 23:5)



Abib 15, 5779                      Feast of Unleavened Bread (Leviticus 23:6 ) begins                                      April 1, 2018


Abib 15, 5779                       Feast of First Fruits (Leviticus 23:7,8)                                                     April 1, 2018

                                         A Holy Convocation is commanded


Abib 21, 5779                       The Final Day of Feast of Unleavened Bread (Leviticus 23: 8-14)                   April 7, 2018

                                         A Holy Convocation is commanded

                      

3rd Month  or                       Feast of Weeks -Shabuoth (AKA PENTECOST)  Special Lesson                    May 20 (21), 2018

Siwan 6, 5779                      HIGH SHABBAT (Leviticus 23:15) Count 7 weeks from Passover



Tammaz 29, 5779                    Chag Bikkoor - Firstfruits - Feast of First Fruits of Wine                             July 23, 2018
(or the 4th month)                 ***(Leviticus 23:16) Count 50 days from Shabuoth/ YAHUSHA, THE VINE


Tishri 1, 5779                        Feast of Trumpets - Yom Teruah - Feast of the Shofar –                              September 10, 2018

   or 7th month                      HIGH SHABBAT (Leviticus 23:23)

 

Tishri 10, 5779                   **Day of Atonement -Yom KIPPURIM                                                          September 19, 2018

    or 7th month                   YAHUSHA the Propitiation - HIGH SHABBAT  (Leviticus 23:26-32)



Tishri 15-21, 5779                  **Feast of Tabernacles -Sukkoth -Festival of Ingathering                             September 24, 2018

   or 7th month                     HIGH SHABBAT (First day) (Leviticus 23:33-38)                                                           

 

Tishri 22, 5779                        Shmini Atzeret (Eigth Day of Assembly)                                                 October 1, 2018

 or 7th month 


** indicates that these Feast Days are times that the gathering of the brothers and sister in a Convocation together. 

*** Feast of First Fruits is a trusting understanding from Lunar Sabbath Observers and is under prayerful study by Tent of Moshe Authority

After the Month of Abib, the Jewish Babylonian names of the month are provided.