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Restoring
the Awe of God
1332 Knapp Street
Chetek, WI. 54728
 

Contact Theresa at 715- 790-0000
Messianic Christian Teaching fellowship.  Restoring the foundation of our faith in Jesus, the Jewish Messiah.

Being lead by Jesus the Messiah, in our daily lives.

COME AND SEE...

We invite you to come and see how we learn together and grow together through the study of God's word.

We Stand with Righteousness

JOIN US FOR OUR PURIM PLAY. Learn about the story of Queen Esther from the book of Esther using a little bit of humor and fun.

FRIDAY March 22nd from 6-7 pm

At our Teaching Center in Chetek, WI. 

Please call Theresa @ 715-790-0000 for more details

Limited seating so please contact Theresa for reservations.

Nibble on this...

THE RING AND THE LAST WORDS....

The Hebrew word VShamru refers to a specific part of the Jewish prayer that falls between the Shema and the Amidah. (standing prayer)

 

The word VShamru means: to guard or keep.  During the Torah reading of KiTisa (When you take) for Torah Club we studied Exodus 30:11-34:35.  We discussed the Sabbath and how we are to guard and keep The Sabbath.

 

The word VShamru in practice means "to keep special and to continue to preserve it from generation to generation."

 

I believe we can relate to The Sabbath like this:  The Sabbath is a token of God's love.  It is like an engagement ring from our Heavenly betrothed given to us.  Such a "ring" should be held to such high meaning and worth that we GUARD IT with all we have and VALUE it so much that we want to pass it on from GENERATION TO GENERATION.

 

I love how scripture is weaved together to show us WHO God is and to the depths of His love for us! 

 

Another interesting tidbit from this week's reading is the last words Moses hears from God before descending the mountain in Chapter 31. 

The Sabbath   Exodus 31: 12-18

12 Then the Lord said to Moses, 13 “Say to the Israelites, ‘You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am the Lord, who makes you holy.

14 “‘Observe the Sabbath, because it is holy to you. Anyone who desecrates it is to be put to death; those who do any work on that day must be cut off from their people. 15 For six days work is to be done, but the seventh day is a day of sabbath rest, holy to the Lord. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day is to be put to death. 16 The Israelites are to observe the Sabbath, celebrating it for the generations to come as a lasting covenant. 17 It will be a sign between me and the Israelites forever, for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.’”

18 When the Lord finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the covenant law, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God.

Notice that 12-17 are all about the importance of The Sabbath.  Then God gives Moses the tablets and send him on his way.

The last thing we say to someone we might not see for a while tends to be very important words we wish them to remember and take with them until we see them again.  God's last words to Moses are all about THE SABBATH.

Rabbi David Fohrman says "The Sabbath is an eternal sign of a special unbreakable bond between the people and their God."  Do we have such a value for The Sabbath today?

Here are some things we can learn and apply:

1. We can and should worship God on every day of the week.  And only call Friday sunset to Saturday sunset- THE SABBATH.

2. We cannot call just any day THE Sabbath.  Only God called a specific day THE SABBATH.  This is a noun.

3. The verb "sabbath" means to rest or cease but that is not THE Sabbath.

4. As Believers we can hold any degree of value to The Sabbath.  We must know and speak of The Sabbath with the correct understanding and application and then teach others to do so.

5. The Sabbath is eternal.  On this side of eternity IT IS A GIFT, A SIGN AND A BOND.  We must recognize it value and show it the honor of being Holy.  Shalom

Faith is the ROOT
Action is the FRUIT.

You will know others by their FRUIT,
but He will also KNOW US by our FRUIT. 

What is our FRUIT showing about our hearts?

The Biblical Feasts   TELL OF THE FUTURE!

Deut. 16:16  "Three times a year all your males shall appear before the LORD your God in the place which He chooses, at the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Passover, PESACH) and the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost, Shavuot) and at the Feast of Booths (Tabernacles, Sukkot) and they shall not appear before the LORD empty-handed.

These three Biblical Feasts, established by the God of our Bible, are designed as signs with an everlasting purpose; to remind us of the past redemption from Egypt, to point us to the redemption of Messiah and to guide us into the FUTURE redemption of all mankind.

Jesus, aka Yeshua in Hebrew, came to "fulfill" meaning to LIVE OUT The Scriptures so we can see clearly how to live according to God's will.  "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them." (Matt. 5:17)

He lived out fully the Spring Feasts: the Passover by being our Lamb, the Unleavened Bread by being buried, First Fruits by rising from the dead and Pentecost which is in remembrance of the giving of the Spirit at Sinai and in the first century.  Scripture clearly shows us these feasts are directly pointing to the plan of redemption.

The Fall Feasts are shadows of what is yet to come.  They "outline" what we are to be hoping for and looking to see in His Second Coming.

If these things interest you, please feel free to contact us to find out more.  Shalom

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