E-news for September 25, 2015
Start of Sabbatical
According to Leviticus 25 the Sabbatical occurs every seven years and begins on the Day of Atonement. According to our reckoning, yesterday’s Day of Atonement not only marked the holiest day of the year, but also marked the began the Sabbatical. This determination in largely based on 1Maccabaus 6, which confirms that 150 of the Seleucid era, corresponding to 162 BCE, was a Sabbatical year. Exempting a year 0, this bring us to 2015-2016. Some have asked why the Sabbatical begins in the fall and not in the spring. This is due to the fact that the agricultural year begins in the fall with the planting of the winter barley. In addition to the forgiving all debt, during this special time we are to refrain from planting and harvesting crops.
Count Down to Remaining Feasts
With the Feastof Trumpets and the Day of Atonement now past, we have only the Feast of Tabernacles and the Last Great Day remaining. These observances are from the evening of September 28 through October 6. In this case, Yahweh saves the best for last. There’s nothing greater than the Feast of Tabernacles. Not only is it a time of great learning, but it’s also a time of tremendous fellowship and memories. It is truly a taste of the Kingdom! For those observing the Feast elsewhere, we wish you a mighty shalom and a wonderful Feast of Tabernacles. For those who will be joining us at Camp Allen in Greenville, Missouri, we look forward to seeing you there. We anticipate a great feast!
High Day Offering
During the annual Feasts, Yahweh commands a special High Day offering: “Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before Yahweh thy Elohim in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before Yahweh empty: Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of Yahweh thy Elohim which he hath given thee,” Deuteronomy 16:16-17. If you have been blessed by this Ministry and would like to provide an offering for the continuance of this important work, you can do so by mail @ YRM, PO Box 463, Holts Summit, MO 65043 or online at donate.yrm.org. We offer a heart-felt thank you to all those who support this Ministry through their tithes and offerings.
Discover the Truth Going to Israel
YRM is officially planning a second trip to the Holy Land in the fall of 2016. This trip will be different from the previous in that the main purpose is to record full length programs for Discover the Truth. It’s our goal to record a minimum of 12 programs. Locations for episodes will likely include: Caesarea, Tel Megiddo, Mount Carmel, Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi, ancient location of Sodom and Gomorrah, Mount of Olives, City of David, Golden Gate, Valley of Hinnom, Capernaum, Chorazim, and the Garden Tomb. We are estimating a total cost of approximatively $15,000. If you would like to help with this important work through a tax-deductible donation, you can send your financial gift to: YRM, c/o Israel Pilgrimage, PO Box 463, Holts Summit, MO 65043. You can also donate online. Please make sure to notate that the funds are for the 2016 Israel Pilgrimage.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (573) 896-1000. Also, visit us online for locations, times, and local contacts.
- Holts Summit, Missouri
- Denver, Colorado
- Green Bay, Wisconsin
- Milton, Delaware
- Woodland Hills, California
- Tottenham, Ontario, Canada
TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
The Feast of Tabernacles and the Last Great Day are the same observance.
While most do not delineate between the Feast of Tabernacles and the Last Great Day, they are technically separate Feasts, Leviticus 23:33-44. The Feast of Tabernacles is seven days and the Last Great Day is called the eighth (it’s also called the last day in John 7:37).
May Yahweh bless,