Apr 162016
 
E-news for April 15, 2016
Elder Alan Prays at City Council
Elder Alan was recently asked and had the honor to pray before the city council of Holts Summit, Missouri. Even though he used Yahweh’s Name in prayer, his prayer was well received by those in attendance and the mayor asked him whether YRM would like to perform the invocation periodically. We pray that this small act will motivate others to investigate the truth. As Yahshua encouraged in the beatitudes, “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven,” Matthew 5:13-16. Watch on Facebook.
unnamedNew Moon Confirmed and Second Passover
The new moon of the second biblical month was observed by several believers in the United States on April 8. With this conformation the second Passover is scheduled for the evening (after sunset) of April 21. Those who will be observing the Passover alone can request a DVD copy of our Passover service. The DVD contains a Passover message by Pastor Randy Folliard and directions on when and how to partake of the Passover emblems. This DVD is free of charge by contacting the Ministry at (573) 896-1000 or mail@yrm.org.
Donation Receipts
unnamedFirst quarter donation receipts were mailed this week. We thank all those who have helped with their tithes, financial gifts, and donations. This Ministry operates solely on the generosity of others. For those who have so kindly supported YRM, we pray that Yahweh’s blessings would be upon you. As our Heavenly Father promises in Malachi 3:10: “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith Yahweh of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”
2016 Unity Conference
Join Yahweh’s Restoration Ministry for this year’s Unity Conference in Holts Summit, Missouri, fromAugust 5 – 7. The first presentation will begin on Friday at 10:00 am. In addition to hearing messages on biblical insights and current events, this time also offers many opportunities for fellowship of all ages. All attendees are required to register before or upon arrival (advanced registration is preferred).
        For lodging, YRM has a small campground with five tent sites with electric and five RV sites with full hook ups (electric, water, and sewer) available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, smoking is not permitted on assembly grounds, including, but not limited to, the campground.
        There is also one hotel, America’s Best Value Inn, in Holts Summit, two miles from the assembly. You can receive a discount if you inform the front desk that you are here for “a local religious organization.” (This discount is valid only by phone or in person). The front desk has a local map to YRM, simply ask. To make a reservation, call 573-896-8787. There are other hotel options in Jefferson City, MO, 10-15 miles from the Assembly.
        Camping is also available at Binder State Park, 16 miles from YRM. The campground has 17 RV campsites with full water, sewer, and electrical hookups. Reservations can be made by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at (573) 634-6482.
        We have 14 preplanned presentations from several assemblies. Each presentation will be limited to 40 minutes with a short comments section at the end. In addition to the many messages, we will also be doing a team Bible trivia game on Saturday evening. We also plan to have several activities for the children and youth, including classes, crafts, and group games for all ages.
        As the hosting assembly, YRM will be providing all meals free of charge during for the entire weekend, beginning lunch on Friday. All meals will meet the biblical-kosher requirements. We will also have gluten-free options during all meals. For those who would like to help with the cost of meals, you can contribute at the Unity Conference. The tithe box is located in the foyer coming into the fellowship hall.
        We hope that you will join us for this important weekend and that it will be a blessing for all in attendance. We should have additional information available online along with a registration form in the next few weeks.
unnamed (1)Change in DTT Programming
In an effort to use our funding more judiciously and stay current with the changing trends of evangelism, we will be leaving the Church Channel and Uplift TV to pursue digital opportunities, including boosting our You Tube presence and other video on-demand outlets, such as Roku, of which we have recently surpassed one million views. For now, we plan to remain on Angel One that airs Sundays, 11:00 am, Central, as we evaluate other options. We pray that this new frontier will attract many more to the truth of Almighty Yahweh!
Sabbath Fellowships
Join YRM in the following locations for Sabbath worship. To learn more, including how to become a Sabbath partner in your area, contact the Ministry at mail@yrm.org or (573) 896-1000. Also, visit us online for locations, times, and local contacts.
  • Holts Summit, Missouri
  • O’Fallon, Missouri
  • Woodland Hills, California
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Milton, Delaware
  • Tottenham, Ontario, Canada
TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
 Which appointed time provides for a second observance?
A. Passover
B. Feast of Unleavened Bread
C. Feast of Weeks
D. Feast of Tabernacles
The Passover is the only moed that allows a second observance, specifically in the event that a person becomes unclean from a dead body or is on a long journey. This allowance is found in the ninth chapter of Numbers, “…If any man of you or of your posterity shall be unclean by reason of a dead body, or be in a journey afar off, yet he shall keep the passover unto Yahweh. The fourteenth day of the second month at even they shall keep it,” verses 10-11a. Since the new moon of the second month was confirmed this year on April 8, the second Passover will be the evening (after sunset) ofApril 21.  Correct: A
May Yahweh bless,
YRM Staff
Apr 082016
 
Enews for April 8, 2016
unnamed (37)Change in DTT Programming
In an effort to use our funding more judiciously and stay current with the changing trends of evangelism, we will be leaving the Church Channel and Uplift TV to pursue digital opportunities, including boosting our You Tube presence and other video on-demand outlets, such as Roku, of which we have recently surpassed one million views. For now, we plan to remain on Angel One that airs Sundays, 11:00 am, Central, as we evaluate other options. We pray that this new frontier will attract many more to the truth of Almighty Yahweh!
New Brochure: Coming Soon!
We are currently working on a new publication entitled, Hebrew Roots of the Messianic Age. In this insightful brochure we review the Hebrew roots of the New Testament assembly and explain why the current Greco-Roman teachings of the majority of churches do not square with Scripture. We confirm this from both scholarship and the Bible. Topics include: statements from biblical scholars on the early origins of the church, the Messiah’s connection to the Old Testament, messianic prophecies shared in both Old and New testaments, Paul’s Jewish upbringing and reliance on the Old Testament. In addition, we also explain subjects such as faith and law, to the Jew first, Israelites defined, parable of the olive tree, heirs of Abraham, and becoming an inward Jew. We also investigate worship from the New Testament and verify that the Old Testament Sabbath and Feasts are still as relevant today as they were then. If you desire to understand truth, write in and reserve your own copy of this eye-opening publication.
Join Us for the 2016 Unity Conference
unnamed (38)This year’s Unity Conference will be held at Yahweh’s Restoration Ministry in Holts Summit, Missouri, August 5 – 7. The first presentation will begin on Friday at 10:00 am. We will have representatives from many different assemblies through the United States and possible international. We currently have the following speakers tentatively scheduled: Pastor Samuel Graham, Elder EJ Robinson, Elder George Garner, Elder Randy Folliard, Elder Hector Castillo, Elder Frank Kennedy, Elder Dwayne Wilson, Elder Alan Mansager, Elder Solomon Meyer, Michael Banak, and Paul Nison. Regarding lodging, YRM offers very limited camping free of charge. There are also several hotel options in and near Holts Summit. All meals will also be provided by the Ministry. Come and enjoy a weekend of unity and special insight. More information along with a registration form will be available in the near future at yrm.org.
Sabbath Fellowships
Join YRM in the following locations for Sabbath worship. To learn more, including how to become a Sabbath partner in your area, contact the Ministry at mail@yrm.org or (573) 896-1000. Also, visit us online for locations, times, and local contacts.
  • Holts Summit, Missouri
  • O’Fallon, Missouri
  • Woodland Hills, California
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Milton, Delaware
  • Tottenham, Ontario, Canada
Prayer Requests
Please keep the below in prayer:
  • Continued Prayer: Elder Bob Wirl, Bob Wells, Dreama Simmons, Melodie Illgen, Qaumaniq Suuqiina, Justina Ryan, AJ Hancock, John Fisher and family, Dick and Ros Fisher, Gayle Bonato, Ricardo Angolano, Susie Hylton, Millie Deck, Adi Stahlin, Jesse Cox
  • Healing: Angelita Santos, John Munoz, Jorge Alasro, Linda G. Young, Margie Valdez, Randall Serfass, Stephen Seek, Theresa Cecil
  • Safety and Protection: Jones family, Vira family
  • Acceptance of Truth: Cody, Eleanor Vira, Lemley family, Patrick Pereira, Raymond Preston
  • Employment: John Stanko
  • Finances: Delon Gipson, Priscilla Krisner
  • Guidance: Daniel Bowman, Mike Hurt, Nathan Dozier
  • Yahweh Knows: Cindy Davis, Darrell and Audrey Carter, David and Judy, Deborah, Gabe M & family, James Miller, John, Lee McKallip, Linda Cox, Linda Marie Drewelow, Luc and Heather Preston, Mary Carey, Rachel Preston, Tim, Wallce Pearson, William and Glenda Bowman
TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
What is the Nomina Sacra?
A. An ancient Hindu text
B. Hebrew copies of the complete New Testament
C. An alternative pronunciation of Yahweh’s Name
D. An abbreviation technique found in early Greek New Testament manuscripts
The Nomina Sacra is a way of abbreviation that was applied to certain key words in the early New Testament Greek manuscripts. According to some scholars, this may provide evidence for the Holy Names, Yahweh and Yahshua, in the New Testament Greek. We provide a further explanation in the Restoration Study Bible, “Nomina Sacra meaning ‘sacred names’ in Latin, was a literary device used to abbreviate several words in early Greek NT manuscripts. Bruce Metzger’s book, Manuscripts of the Greek Bible, lists 15 examples of these abbreviations from Greek papyri: God, Lord, Jesus, Christ, Son, Spirit, David, cross, Mother, Father, Israel, Savior, Man, Jerusalem, and Heaven (examples appear as found in KJV). Except for ‘mother,’ which is not found until the 4th century CE, all other [Nomina Sacra] have been found in Greek manuscripts from the first through third centuries CE. While scholars are still debating the purpose, some propose that this shortening of key words may have been used to replace the Tetragrammaton (see Ex. 3:15) with the common title Kurios (typically abbreviated ‘KS’ with a line above), in Greek Christian manuscripts, as found within this passage. This offers a possible explanation as to why Yahweh’s Name is missing from the Greek NT. In fact, in those places where the Tetragrammaton should appear, the definite article is missing in front of the Nomina Sacra. This conclusion is supported also by German scholar David Trobisch’s work, The First Edition of The New Testament. In the instance of a Hebrew or Aramaic NT original, this may also explain why the Greek title theos, typically (abbreviated ‘THS’ with a line above), appears in place of the Hebrew Elohim (see Gen. 1:1).”
Correct: D
May Yahweh bless,
YRM Staff
Apr 012016
 
Enews for April 1, 2016
unnamed (36)Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread Report
This year’s Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread in Holts Summit, Missouri, was a tremendous blessing. We had many in attendance from throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to Missouri, we had Feastgoers from Oklahoma, Texas, Michigan, Alabama, Nebraska, South Carolina, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Iowa, Georgia, California, and Colorado. We were also blessed with two baptisms, Earl and Darlene Spillers. One difference between this and previous years was our new facilities, which we dedicated through a special ceremony on the first High Day during the FUB with those present. The new fellowship hall, RV sites, and the additional space was a huge blessing. In addition to the worship services and Bible studies, we enjoyed several group activities. Two highlights were the always-popular Mediterranean dinner along with the spaghetti dinner, which was prepared and served by the children and youth of YRM. As a group we also visited the Rock Bridge Planetarium and Bridal Cave. This Passover and Feast was one for the record books! For additional Passover and FUB photos, visit us on Facebook.
Join YRM in O’Fallon
Brother Jevon Love with Yahweh’s Restoration Ministry will be hosting Sabbath services tomorrow in O’Fallon, Missouri. The address is 8001 Oakhaven Drive. Service will begin at 1:30 pm. All of good will are invited and welcomed to attend. For more information, visit us online or contact our Sabbath partner, Vince Baugh, at (314) 420-1853.
Sabbath Fellowships
Join YRM in the following locations for Sabbath worship. To learn more, including how to become a Sabbath partner in your area, contact the Ministry at mail@yrm.org or (573) 896-1000. Also, visit us online for locations, times, and local contacts.
  • Holts Summit, Missouri
  • O’Fallon, Missouri
  • Woodland Hills, California
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Milton, Delaware
  • Tottenham, Ontario, Canada
Prayer Requests
Please keep the below in prayer:
  • Continued Prayer: Elder Bob Wirl, Bob Wells, Dreama Simmons, Melodie Illgen, Qaumaniq Suuqiina, Justina Ryan, AJ Hancock, John Fisher and family, Dick and Ros Fisher, Gayle Bonato, Ricardo Angolano, Susie Hylton, Millie Deck, Adi Stahlin
  • Healing: Linda G. Young, Linda Marie Drewelow, Stevie Lemley
  • Acceptance of Truth: Chris & Sabrina Miller & family, Frank Krischick, Lee McKallip, Mike & Alysha Higgins, Patrick Pereira, Rachel and Cory Lamming, Raymond Preston
  • Safety and Protection: Jones family, Vira family
  • Guidance: Alayna Eldred, Kamara
  • Wisdom: Rachel Lamming
  • Medical Procedure: Theresa H.
  • Yahweh Knows: Audrey Ramadan, Daniel Bowman, Jim Preston and family, Judy and David, Julius & Vivian, Kimberly Murray, Linda Marie Drewelow, Linda-AL And Kaylee, Luc and Heather Preston, Mary Carey, Mary Cassidy, Olivier family, Sabrina Miller & Family, Silas Preston, Tim & Terra
TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
The annual Feasts contain how many high days?
A. One
B. Three
C. Five
D. Seven
The Bible confirms seven High Days throughout the biblical year. Two during the Feast of Unleavened Bread, one on the Feast of Weeks, one on the Feast of Trumpets, one on the Day of Atonement, one during the Feast of Tabernacles, and one on the Last Great Day. These days are not only times of worship, but are also prophetic, revealing Yahweh’s plan of salvation for mankind. Also, not only were the Feasts observed in the Old Testament, but were observed by the Messiah and apostles in the New Testament and will be in the coming millennial Kingdom.
Correct: D

 

May Yahweh bless,
YRM Staff
Mar 182016
 
Enews for March 18, 2016
unnamed (9)Why YRM Confirmed March as Abib
Since confirming the month of Abib, we have received numerous questions. The following is to provide a summary of the evidence that YRM considered. There were at least three groups who went to Israel to confirm the barley. After careful examination of the barley, two of three groups verified that there was enough Abib barley for the first scriptural month. These were Elder Solomon and Michelle Meyer with learnfromthebible.org along with Brian and Linda Convery with abibofgod.com. After a thorough investigation of the findings, including a conference call with Elder Solomon Meyer and direct correspondence with Brian Convery, YRM was satisfied that the sightings met the scriptural mandate
Some areas of question or concern include: what constitutes Abib? What barley should be used? How much Abib is required to start the month? Must you have Abib and how much by the new moon crescent?
While the Abib refers to grain, based on Exodus and the agricultural season, the grain spoken of is barley. Although many sources simply describe Abib as young ears of grain, it’s a bit more complicated. Based on Exodus 9:31, Abib is barley that is brittle enough to be destroyed. Based on Leviticus 23:14, it’s barley that can be parched or roasted. Therefore Abib barley is not tender, but nearing maturity. The Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament defines Abib as, “…barley that is already ripe, but still soft, the grains of which are eaten either rubbed or roasted.”
When it comes to barley, there are many varieties, including domestic and wild (ancient). Since the wild barley is much older and resembles that which Israel would have used, YRM requires wild barley and does not permit the use of domestic because it may vary from the wild barley and may be genetically engineered. According to the International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, “Several varieties of barley are grown in Palestine. The Hordeum distichum or two-rowed barley is probably the nearest to the original stock, but Hordeum tetrastichum, with grains in four rows, and Hordeum hexastichum, with six rows, are also common and ancient; the last is found depicted upon Egyptian monuments.”
How much barley is required to start the month? Some believe that you must have only enough for the omer or wave sheaf offering, while others believe you must have large portions of the field in Abib. Based on Leviticus 23:10-14, you need only enough for the wave sheaf offering (approx. two quarts). Those who believe that you must have large sections of the fields in Abib often refer to Deuteronomy 16:1: “Seven weeks shalt thou number unto thee: begin to number the seven weeks from such time as thou beginnest to put the sickle to the corn.” The passage is referring to the count to Pentecost and states that it begins when the sickle is put to the corn (old English for grain, i.e., barley). Some contend that this refers to the general harvest. However, the fact that it’s connected to the count to Pentecost confirms that it refers not to the general harvest, but to the cutting of the omer offering. Therefore, to require large portions of the fields to be in Abib is more than the Bible requires.
Besides lacking biblical support, is there harm with waiting until the barley is further developed to ensure that the harvest begins immediately after the omer is offered before confirming the month of Abib? According to those familiar with barley and similar grains, the answer is yes. Agriculturally, if barley is left in the fields, once mature it begins to lose nutrients, crop weight, and value, and is more vulnerable to the environment, including heat, rain, and wind. Also, this may also put the barley beyond the Abib stage. Farmers will harvest barley as soon as it reaches maturity. Because the Bible prohibits harvesting the crop until the wave sheaf offering (Lev. 23:14), it’s important for this reason that the month be not delayed.
Lastly, when must you have Abib barley? Must you have it by the new moon or only by the wave sheaf during the Feast of Unleavened Bread? Exodus 9:31 and 12:2 confirm the barley was Abib subsequent to the new moon. YRM believes that you must have a minimum of an omer of Abib barley prior to or on the new moon. Based on this, we do not believe you can project the barley, hoping that it will reach the minimum maturity before the wave sheaf. Again, based on multiple witnesses these requirements were met this year confirming the month Abib.
Join YRM for Passover and Unleavened Bread
unnamed (35)It is not too late to join YRM for the upcoming Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread in Holts Summit, Missouri. Passover will be the evening of March 22 at 7:30 and the Feast of Unleavened Bread will be from April 24-30. For those who cannot be here in person, we will be broadcasting our Passover service along with the High Days during UB. In addition to worship services and Bible studies, we are planning several group meals, including our traditional and always-popular Mediterranean dinner along with a spaghetti dinner prepared and served by the children and youth ofYRM. We also plan to do a group field trip to Bridal Cave, Lake of the Ozarks, Columbia’s planetarium, and more. There will be time for lots of fellowship with like-minded believers. For more information, visit www.yrm.org/fub2016.
unnamed (6)Remove the Leavening
The Bible commands that we remove all leavening and leavening products from our homes during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. “Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel,” Exodus 12:15. Below are common leavening agents and a few items that are often mistaken as leaven.
Leavened (must remove):
  • Yeast
  • Baker’s yeast
  • Active dried yeast
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Cream of tartar (potassium bitartrate)
  • Sourdough
  • Sourdough starter
  • Ammonium carbonate
  • Ammonium bicarbonate
  • Potassium carbonate
  • Potassium bicarbonate
  • Dipotassium carbonate
  • Beer/wine/alcohol
  • Preparation H (has yeast)
  • Cat and dog foods with yeast
  • Toothpastes with baking soda
Unleavened (no need to remove):
  • Puffed cereals
  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Yeast extract
  • Autolyzed yeast extract
  • Soda pop
  • Egg whites
  • Alum
  • Sodium caseinate
Sabbath Fellowships
Join YRM in the following locations for Sabbath worship. To learn more, including how to become a Sabbath partner in your area, contact the Ministry at mail@yrm.org or (573) 896-1000. Also, visit us online for locations, times, and local contacts.
  • Holts Summit, Missouri
  • O’Fallon, Missouri
  • Woodland Hills, California
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Milton, Delaware
  • Tottenham, Ontario, Canada
Prayer Requests
Please keep the below in prayer:
  • Continued Prayer: Elder Bob Wirl, Bob Wells, Dreama Simmons, Melodie Illgen, Qaumaniq Suuqiina, Justina Ryan, AJ Hancock, John Fisher and family, Dick and Ros Fisher, Gayle Bonato, Ricardo Angolano, Susie Hylton, Millie Deck, Adi Stahlin
  • Healing: Angelita Santos, Darius Johnson, Emily Homiak, Gary and Chris, Hailee Maczko, Heather Lind, Judith Hubbard, Linda Young, Melanie M., Nelson Lugo, Oliver Owens, Raleigh Illgen, Randall Serfass, Sophia Christensen, Suzanne Cyr, Sylvina Mitchell, Theresa Cecil
  • Acceptance of Truth: Eleanor Vira, Matthew Kwong
  • Safety and Protection: Jones family, Vira family
  • Family: Faith Maldonado
  • Children: Audrey Ramadan, Diane Crocker
  • Employment: Michael Hubbard
  • Finances: Jordan Vira
  • Guidance: Mike Hurt
  • Yahweh Knows: Alice, Amanda Williams, Angelita Santos, Brenda Kiser, Chris & Sabrina Miller & family, Daniel Bowman, Darrell Mault, Jesse & Joanne Cox, Judy and David, Kimberly Murray, Lee McKallip, Lemley family, Linda Cox, Linda Marie Drewelow, Linda-AL And Kaylee, Luc and Heather Preston, Marilyn Allen, Mary Carey, Mary Croston, Polly Bethany, Ruth Mault & family
TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
The month of Abib begins after the new moon following the vernal equinox.
A. True
B. False
The vernal or spring equinox is not mentioned in the Bible. Some argue that the Hebrew word tequwphah refers to the equinox. However, according to Strong’s this word simple refers to “a revolution, i.e. (of the sun) course, (of time) lapse.” Also, as found in Exodus 34:22, this word denotes the fall, not the spring. It reads, “And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year’s end [tequwphah].” Clearly, this is not referring to Passover, but to Tabernacles, and more specifically to the end of the agricultural year. It’s important to realize that the biblical year, along with the three pilgrimage Feasts, are all tied to agriculture. The Feast of Unleavened commemorates the barley harvest, the Feast of weeks (Pentecost) commemorates the wheat harvest, and the Feast of Tabernacles commemorates the general harvest at the end of the agricultural year.  It’s also noteworthy that while the spring equinox technically marks the astronomical spring, it does not begin spring meteorologically. “In the Northern Hemisphere, the Vernal (Spring) Equinox marks the first day of astronomical spring. There’s also another, more common definition of when the seasons start, namely meteorological definitions, which are based on average temperatures rather that astronomical events,” http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/spring-equinox.html. 
Correct: B

May Yahweh bless,
YRM Staff

Mar 102016
 
Enews for March 10, 2016

unnamed (9)Abib Barley Confirmed
After a careful examination with multiple witnesses, we have concluded that the barley is sufficiently in the Abib stage and that last evening’s new moon marked the beginning of Abib and the first scriptural month. Below are the updated Feast dates:
  • Passover Memorial: Mar. 22
  • Feast of Unleavened Bread: Mar. 24-30
  • Feast of Weeks: May. 15
  • Feast of Trumpets: Sept. 3
  • Day of Atonement: Sept. 12
  • Feast of Tabernacles: Sept. 17-23
  • Last Great Day: Sept. 24
Picture: Courtesy of Brian Convery
May Yahweh bless,
YRM Staff