INTRODUCTION: SAINT AND SAVED
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ROSH HASHANAH, YOM KIPPUR, SUCCOTH 2016
ROSH HASHANAH: starts the evening of Sunday, October 2. Service at 7:00 P.M. This Holy Day celebrates the beginning of the year, or head of the year. This is a time of feasting and celebration. This is a time when we reflect back at the previous year and enjoy our successes and victories in the Lord. This is also a time when we look forward to another great year, so we can make plans of what we can do to love our God even more and how to love and serve our friends, family, and all those in need, which is everyone. We all have spiritual, financial, and health needs that need to be met. We all have things that God puts on our heart, and we need to meet these challenges and calls that the Holy Spirit puts on our hearts.
YOM KIPPUR: starts the evening of Tuesday, October 11. Service at 7:00 P.M. This is the Day of Atonement. Yeshua’s blood on the cross is our atonement. We reflect on the past year and look forward to a new year, trying to eliminate sin from our lives. Sin is sin, and we all need to do what is pleasing to our Lord and our God. Sin can come in the form of
COMMISSION: when we commit the sins of doing what God told us not to do. God told us not to lie; if we lie, we are committing a sin.
EMISSION: when we do not do what God told us to do. God told us to care for those in need (the poor, the needy, the imprisoned, the elderly, and the sick). If we do not do this, we pay a severe price (see Matthew 25:31-46).
SUCCOTH: starts the evening of Saturday, October 16. Service at 7:00 P.M. We will have a pot luck supper and sleep out as long as it doesn’t rain. This is the feast of booths or the feast of tabernacles. We are commanded to spend at least one night (really more) in a temporary dwelling, with three sides and a roof (that you leave partially opened to the starts), so we can remember what the Jews lived in when they crossed the desert for 40 years and how God provided for them then, and how He provides for us now.
God tabernacles or dwells with us. Our body is temporary, and we have to remember that our time here is very short, and that Heaven (or Hell) is forever. We need to do whatever we can while here on earth, to love and to serve God and neighbor.
Our body is our temporary shelter. We need to take care of it the very best we can. The more we care for our body, the better we will live and feel, so we can better serve the Lord while we are here. Proper diet, exercise, rest, and lots of prayer and study of the Word keeps this body tuned up and functioning at peak performance, the way God designed us to live.
This body is only on loan. God gave it to us, and we need to treat it as if it were God’s own body; after all, our body does house the Holy Spirit of God.
HAVE A BLESSED AND MEANINGFUL HOLY DAY SEASON, Y’ALL! Dave and Claire
I HOPE THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF HELL SHAKE
WHEN I SET MY FEET ON THE FLOOR IN THE MORNING!
(Quote adapted from a statement made by Joyce Myers)
If it weren’t for PROPHECY in SCRIPTURE, I probably never would have accepted Yeshua/Jesus as my Lord, my God, and my Savior!
(Please see why on my website pages PROPHECY, ISAIAH 9, and DANIEL 9.) I was brought up in the Conservative Jewish Faith. It took me eight years of reading, studying, questioning, and searching when I heard these prophecies. It helped me understand that our Jewish Messiah had already come, and now I know that He will come again!
There is NOTHING more Jewish than to believe in our Messiah, Yeshua! God told us that our Messiah would come in 490 years, and He did (Daniel 9:24-27). God told us that He would be born in Bethlehem, and that He would be from “Ancient of Days” (Micah 5:2). God told us that He would be born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14). God said that He would be called “Wonderful, Counselor, Eternal Father, Mighty God, and Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). Without Yeshua as Savior, who shed his blood on the cross as a living sacrifice for us, we (Jews and all) could never be forgiven our sins. There is no more Temple in Jerusalem, and there are no more sacrifices. God intended this to happen, and it did, that He sent his one and only Son to come and give his life for us on the cross, so all our sins would be forgiven. This is why Yeshua is called the “Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world” (John 1:29).
ARE YOU A SAINT?
I love to ask this question of people when I get invited to speak at a church. Only a few people dare to raise their hands when I ask them to do so, if they think they are a “saint.” I then tell them that I will ask them a few questions, and then I will ask them the same question again:
- Do you believe in God as Creator of Heaven and earth?
- Do you believe that God sent his one and only Son to earth to forgive all sin? (Yeshua or Jesus our Lord and Savior – John 3:16)
- Do you believe that Jesus came to forgive ALL your sins?
- Have you asked Jesus to forgive you of your sins, and do you believe that all your sins have been washed away, eternally?
- Then I ask them question 1) again, and almost every single hand goes up then.
This is very important for us to know and believe. Satan would have you believe that you are a sinner and always will be! If you buy into this lie, then you will not feel worthy of helping people and evangelizing; this is exactly what Satan wants you to believe! This does not mean that you can keep sinning, by the way. We need to be a “Holy People,” different from everybody else in the world, and set apart to do our God’s will. When we do sin, we repent; we ask for God’s forgiveness. In Hebrew, it is called “T’shuvah”. This means that you have to “turn” away from your sins and back to God. This was one of the most important jobs for all of God’s prophets.
ARE YOU SAVED?
When I go out evangelizing, or when I’m serving lunch at our FREE LUNCH MINISTRY, I usually start out by asking, “Do you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior?” Of course, everyone says, “Yes.” Then I ask, “On a scale of 1 to 10, how sure are you that you would go to Heaven if you died right now?” I usually get an answer of between 6 and 8. Rarely does anyone say that they are a 10. So, I proceed and ask these questions:
- Do you believe in God, the Creator of everything on earth and in Heaven?
- Do you believe that God sent his one and only Son, Jesus, who came to earth to give his life on the cross for you and for me, for the forgiveness of ALL our sins?
- Have you asked Jesus to forgive you of your sins?
- I then ask them, if they didn’t say that they were a 10, “Would you like to ask Jesus to forgive you of all your sins right now; I will be glad to lead you in a prayer.”
The answer is “Yes,” at times, but usually “No.” I have come to a realization that it is simply a matter of pride. I believe that they are thinking, “I am good enough; I don’t have to ask anyone to forgive me.”
Another issue is that they will admit at times that they don’t want to burdened down with all God’s laws; it’s just too much; I want to live a good and happy life now, so maybe later when I get older.
What they need to realize is that God created us, and his laws (Torah) are simply there to “teach” us how to live and get along with everyone! The law is not there to burden us but to free us from all sin. We need to put our faith in God and believe that, yes, He knows how we should live, far better than we do, and that God is MUCH smarter than we will ever and could ever be!
When pastors, and others, say to me that we don’t have to keep the law anymore, I simply go through the 10 Commandments with them. These are not the 10 Requests, by the way. God is simply looking out for us, and for our own good!
I pray that you are blessed as you read this site. I have really enjoyed putting it together for YOU. Please share it with many others, and tell them about it, so they, too, can be blessed by the Word of God and all his amazing promises that He has in store for you!
Shalom and peace to y’all! David H. Winer, Messianic rabbi, Hebrew teacher, evangelist, and servant of El Elyon, the Most High God, and Yeshua HaMashiach, our Lord, our Savior, and the Anointed One of God.