[ November/December Newsletter ]
 

Greetings Brethren, We love the brethren and we hope you are in the best of health. This time of year the people of the world are seeking their own desires the gratification of self even though they give the impression that they care for others. Our savior Yahshua truly showed He loved us by giving His life for the life of the world. Nimrod's birthday is being celebrated on Dec. 25th enjoyed by pagans all over the world by a great feast for 8 days called Pagannalia or Bacchanalia which has been celebrated 2000 years before the messiah. Almighty Yahweh has commanded us to come before Him three times in the year. The end of the pagan year is not one of those times since almighty Yahweh has promised to bless those who keep His commandments.

 

Yahweh Keeps Israel

The people of the nations have ways that are not of Yahweh. They are taught to do things, which are contrary to the torah, and they are satisfied in living and reveling in their pagan ways. Yahweh's people must not copy them in their paganism or participate in any way as they worship their mighty ones, which are idols. In Jer.10:1-10 states: Hear the word which Yahweh speaks to you, O house of Israel. 2 Thus says Yahweh, "Do not learn the way of the nations, And do not be terrified by the signs of the heavens although the nations are terrified by them; 3 for the customs of the peoples are delusion; because it is wood cut from the forest, the work of the hands of a craftsman with a cutting tool. 4 "They decorate it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers so that moves not. 5 "Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field are they, and they cannot speak; they must be carried, because they cannot walk! Do not fear them, for they can do no harm, nor can they do any good." 6 There is none like You, O Yahweh; You are great, and great is Your name in might. 7 Who would not fear You, O King of the nations? Indeed it is Your due! For among all the wise men of the nations and in all their kingdoms, there is none like You. 8 But they are altogether stupid and foolish in their discipline of delusion—their idol is wood! 9 Beaten silver is broughtfrom Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of a craftsman and of the hands of a goldsmith; violet and purple are their clothing; they are all the work of skilled men. 10 But Yahweh is the true Elohim; He is the living Elohim and the everlasting King. At His wrath the earth quakes, and the nations cannot endure His indignation. There is quite a difference between Yahweh and the idols of the nations since Yahweh keeps Israel and the nations worship demons. We must make sure we are worshiping the true and only living Elohim Yahweh. The 1st commandment states: "I am Yahweh your Elohim, who has brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other elohim before me." The mighty ones or elohim of Egypt were proven to be false elohim as Yahweh had the victory over them in releasing Israel from the Egyptians. When you choose Almighty Yahweh as your Elohim you are also released from the bondage of sin and Satan the devil. We have chosen the savior Yahshua the messiah who has the victory over sin and Satan the devil.

The world worships demons most of all Satan the devil in many forms but true Israel worships Yahweh the only living Elohim. In 1st Cor. 10:14-21 we read: Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. 15 I speak as to wise men; judge you what I say. 16 the cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a communion of the blood of Messiah? The bread which we break, is it not a communion of the body of Messiah? 17 seeing that we, who are many, are one bread, one body: for we are all partake of the one bread. The one bread is Yahshua the messiah is He your savior brethren? 18 Behold Israel after the flesh: have not they that eat the sacrifices communion with the altar? 19 What say I then? that a thing sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything? 20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, and not to Elohim: and I would not that you should have communion with demons. 21 You cannot drink the cup of Yahweh, and the cup of demons: you cannot partake of the table of Yahweh, and of the table of demons. If you don't have Yahshua as your savior then you are partaking of the cup of demons and Yahweh is not your Elohim. Brethren Yahweh keeps Israel through the blood of His Son Yahshua the Messiah this is the only way to salvation.

 

KENYA

Shalom brother Robert.

I hope you are all fine there. We too are fine and moving on in the precious faith. Last Sabbath we held our services at Limuru beside the pool, whereby at the end five brethren were immersed in Yahshua's name. We thank Yahweh for these blessings. We were also exhorted to renew our covenant with Yahweh by serving in sincerity and also bearing good fruits. I have also been in touch with two persons who had previously made requests for learning materials through the website. One is a pastor John of the Home fellowship and the other is a Mr. Henry Mate. Both are now learning from the literature and soon we are going to visit them hoping that new centers of worship will be opened.
Attached are a few pictures.

Yahweh bless you.

Almighty Yahweh adding to the flock in Limuru.
Lebanon, Pa.

 

Eyes on Israel

The Last Christmas in Muslim Middle East?
Militant Islam is wiping out Christianity in the Muslim Middle East, according to a new study by the British think tank Civitas.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood at Friday prayers
Reuters

Militant Islam is wiping out Christianity in the Muslim Middle East, according to a new study by the British think tank Civitas.

"Christianity is in serious danger of being wiped out in its biblical heartlands because of Islamic oppression," wrote the report's author, journalist Rupert Shortt.

Israel, the only country in the region where Jews, Muslim and Christians are free to practice their religion, was not covered in the report. Israel opened up churches and other holy sites to Christians in Judea and Samaria and all of Jerusalem after Jordan fled the areas in the Six-Day War in 1967. Jordan prohibited Christians from visiting the site during its occupation of the area form 1947 to 1967.

Since the rise of the Islamic Hamas movement, Christians have been on the run in Israel, but mainstream media have tried to blame Israel for the diminishing Christian community, particular in Bethlehem.

Violence against Christians by Muslims in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, outside of Israel, has been ignored by "blind" politicians, largely because it is politically incorrect to criticize Muslims and then risk being accused of "racism." The refusal of young Christians in the West to become "radicalized" and mount violent protests against the attacks on their faith also helps to explain the "blind spot" about "Christianophobia" in influential liberal Western circles, wrote Shortt.

He traced the rise of Christianophobia in Egypt to the early 1970s when the quadrupling of oil prices gave Saudi Arabian religious extremists the material means to export their intolerant views around the world.

Civitas stated that "Shortt illustrated the mounting hostility to Christians by quoting the Salafist website 'Guardians of the Faith', which published an article saying 'Being a Muslim girl whose role models are the wives of the Prophet, who were required to wear the hijab, is better than being a Christian girl, whose role models are whores.'"

Converts to Christianity often are killed in Saudi Arabia, Mauritania and Iran, the report said and converts who remain alive may be subjected to heavy legal punishment.

One of the worst offenders of activity against Christians is the non-Muslim country of China, but a Chinese government official has charged that the United States and other Western nations "deliberately export Christianity to China and carry out all kinds of illegal evangelistic activities" with the aim of using the religion "to change the character of the regime...in China and overturn it."

But Muslim countries are the most widespread offenders of freedom of religion, and Civitas estimates that between a half and two-thirds of Christians in the Middle East have left the region or have been killed in the past century.

 

NEWS, NOTES, & NOTABLES

Looking Ahead to the Next New Moon: The new moon for the 11th scriptural month should be visible the evening of Sabbath, January 12, 2013. So watch.

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
Andrew Kemp Karen Davis Family
Andrew Payne Family Karl & Kaylo Bloodworth
April Buie Kenya Brethern
Annette Marquez Kiki & Portia Jolie
Barbara Bensinger McKelvey Family
Bernice Walker Murray & Gail McCoy
Betty Butler Nigel Davis
Brenda Cromer Phillipa Sherriff
Brother Herbert Davis Philippine Brethren
Carol Burras Quincy George
Charlotte Kughler Ruby Wilson
Congregation of Yahshua Ha Mashiach Peter Mumira Family
Darius & Marissa Bailey Rodney Davis
Derrick Bennett Shanie Burras
Donna Clemens Tanya Parker
Ed Yatsko Terri Bennett
Ethan Davis The Pinero Family
Freddie Pacheco Trinidad Brethren
Gail Brumfield Yahboni Yahkarim Family
Geroldine Solomon Zach Koomer Family
Greg Davis Prayer Request