The Grand Design

Yahweh Eloheinu
Wonderful Sovereign
You are glorious in Majesty
Avinu Malkeinu, Our Father Our King!
It’s amazing, you know the end from the beginning
Right after sin came in, Your perfect plan
For salvation, restoration,
And redemption of man.
Your Son Yahshua was right there from the beginning,
And was with You in Creation;
He was your spokesman, your Dabar,
The Messiah who was sent for our salvation.
His human genealogy started in Genesis –
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judah, Pharez;
Then we see the continuation in Ruth –
From Pharez to Boaz, Obed, Jesse, David.
Even the Sanhedrin knew
Messiah would be born from the line of David.
We learn in the Evangels, prophecy fulfilled!
Messiah came, we can read what he taught, said, and did.
Thank you, Yahweh, for the grand design
We see right in Your Word
You think of every last little detail
Leaving for us no stone unturned.
That stone the builders rejected
Is become the headstone of the corner
This is your doing Almighty Yahweh
Marvelous in our eyes; my cup runs over! (Psalms 118 & 23)
And that Spiritual Rock that followed your people
The cloud with them in the wilderness
That was Messiah, Your Son (1Corinthians 10:4)
Whom you sent in the flesh, as you promised.

You loved us so much, you sent Yahshua (John 3:16)
You rescued us from darkness
And transferred us into the Kingdom of Your Son
Who purchased our freedom, forgave our sins. (Colossians 1:13-14)
As prophesied and Yahshua taught

Your Holy Spirit was poured out, the Comforter came!
Now the Temple resides within those
Who are baptized in Yahshua’s saving name.
Father, we know you keep Your word,
Almighty Yahweh, You are loving and faithful
And these end times were prophesied
So like the five wise virgins, we keep our lamps full.
My hope and prayer is that we can endure
Until the very end, and not go astray,
Because Yahshua will bring the Kingdom
And grant a place to those found worthy, who love you and obey.

~Submitted by Judy Stern, inspired by Yahweh

Meyer Family Relief Fund

Elder Solomon Meyer’s wife, Michelle, is currently in the ICU in the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland OH. Currently, it is unclear exactly what is causing the issue. All we know is that it is very serious. They could be looking at weeks in the hospital.

Meyer

Here is the most updated status we have from Elder Solomon Meyer:

I‘ve spent some of my favorite moments in the past 30 years holding [Michelle’s] hands, but this morning was especially precious as Michelle became aware enough to recognize me and give my hand the slightest squeeze. We are nowhere near out of the woods yet, but maybe we’ve started heading in the right direction finally. Please continue the prayers; it’s encouraging for us, and I know we have The Father’s attention! “Answer me when I call, O El of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!” Psalm 4:1

A number of you have asked about our needs and offered to help. Our whole family has gathered in Cleveland, so we’re away from home. This appears to be something that will stretch multiple weeks, so our most immediate need is for housing and food. My two oldest children: Melissa Carr and Luke Meyer are coordinating our expenses and resources. Please connect with them if you are so lead.

If you can find it in your heart to donate to this beautiful family and help them out of a few expenses, please scan the QR code below and donate via Venmo.

You can also donate via Paypal, send all donations to semeyer95@gmail.com

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Restoration Times January – February 2024

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In this issue of the Restoration Times we discuss:

• America in a Tailspin

• Recipe for Imitation Bible the Apocrypha, Part 2

• Bible Truths That Pack a Surprising Punch

• Building Expansion

• Test Your Tutelage

• Question and Answer

• Feedback

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Yahweh’s Doctrine

“And it came to pass, when Yahshua had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:” Matthew 7:28 (RSB) Was it Yahshua’s doctrine? Let’s find out.

“Yahshua answered them, and said My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of Elohim, or whether I speak of myself.” John 7:16-17 (RSB)

Okay, now that we’ve established it as Yahweh’s doctrine, what was the doctrine the people were astonished at in Matthew?

“Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” Matthew 5:12 (RSB)

“Law” is G3551 and is defined by Strong’s as “the Mosaic law,” aka “Torah,” which in turn this word is defined as “instructions.” Instructions for His children to live a righteous life to be counted worthy of His Kingdom. HalleluYah!

Sound doctrine IS the teaching of Yahweh’s instructions or Torah. The Torah is the first five books of the Scriptures (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy). The Torah is also where we find Yahweh’s will for His set-apart children. If you are listening to other pastors (outside of YRM) who are not teaching the doctrine of Yahweh, they should be avoided at all cost; if not, it may be the cost of your spiritual life.

“For they that are such serve not our Master Yahshua Messiah, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.” Romans 16:18 (RSB)

Wow!!!! The hearts of many have been deceived by false pastors! These false pastors are teaching the law/instructions have been done away with, using Colossians 2:14 as their proof: “Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his stake;”

Upon further investigation of this verse, we find that “ordinances” is G1378, and Strong’s defines this word as “a civil, ceremonial, or ecclesiastical law.” This verse is DEFINITELY not referring to Yahweh’s instructions to live a righteous life but to man-made traditions and commandments as found in verse 22: “Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?” (Context is always key.)

Let’s not forget what the Messiah said in Matthew 5:17-19: “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”

I’d like to focus on the word “fulfill” in verse 17 because many who are deceived and unlearned will say, “I don’t have to obey because the Messiah did it for us.”

Wait … whaaaat?

That’s so erroneous and far from the truth! Yes, the Messiah obeyed His Father’s law/instructions right down to the jot and tittle for two reasons: 1) For our example to walk in righteousness, and 2) To be that perfect, sinless, without blemish Lamb to lay down His life for mankind, for our wretched miserable sinful lives! Walk in Messiah, do as He did and taught (1Peter 2:21). He was Yahweh’s salvation brought forth and there’s only ONE name under heaven which man can be saved by (Acts 4:12) and that is Yahshua, which in the Hebrew means “Yahweh is salvation.” (Names matter.) HalleluYah!

Back to the word “fulfill” which is G4137 and Strong’s defines this word as “to make full, to cause to abound, to render perfect, to carry out.” Yahshua Messiah did all of those to show us how to do it, HalleluYah! We also fulfill His laws/instructions by obeying them.

Let’s look at Romans 8:4 and see what Paul has to say… “That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” This is powerful because those who obey Yahweh’s law/instructions are fulfilling righteousness like the Messiah did AND walking after the Spirit, not after the flesh.

It’s very foolish to believe the Messiah did away with His Father’s law/instructions that lead to a righteous life, but instead He made them more applicable and binding as seen in the rest of Matthew 5.

How will the Messiah judge all men at the second resurrection? It will be by Yahweh’s law/instructions as seen in James 2:10-12 (RSB): “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law. So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.”

This is very eye-opening because it’s essentially saying we don’t get to cherry-pick His law/instructions. For example, one could say, “I have committed no adultery”; but if you have not kept the Sabbath, you have become a transgressor of the law.

ALL of mankind will be judged by the law, end of story, no ifs, ands, or buts about it; it’s not your will but Yahweh’s! (Revelation 20:12-13)

So, again, is a pastor you are listening to teaching Yahweh’s doctrine (established above) or the doctrines of men? I would seriously ponder that question and test EVERY doctrine with Scripture (1Thessalonians 5:21) because your spiritual life depends on it.

One of my favorite things to say when I speak to others, is: “If it’s not in Scripture I ain’t doing it!” I strive every day to follow Yahshua’s example in obeying Yahweh’s law/instructions to be counted worthy of His Kingdom, lest I be thrown in the outer darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth (Matthew 25:30).

Ask Yahweh to remove the salve from your eyes and unstop your ears so YOU may see, hear, and do Yahweh’s commandments to walk WITH Him and not against Him.

A word from our Messiah: “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” (Revelation 22:14)

By Rebecca Wallace inspired by Yahweh

YRM Meeting Hall Expansion

As most of you know, the meeting hall we currently use is original to our facility, built sixteen years ago when we were much smaller.

Many who visit are surprised at the relatively small size of our sanctuary. We have purposely waited to expand this room until needed. Currently, the meeting hall is no longer adequate for the Festivals. We are forced to split our congregation between the meeting hall and fellowship hall for services, with those in the fellowship hall forced to watch a video feed.

Also, our stage is far too small for our music ministry. This becomes even more apparent when we are celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles or Unleavened Bread. The stage is even too small for our weekly Sabbath, so it gets crazy during the Feasts. 

We also do not have enough room for our children’s classes or dining during the Feasts. We have a solution that has been factored into our current footprint. We are planning to expand our meeting hall (removing the back wall) and use our current sanctuary for expanded dining and, if needed, more meeting hall chairs during events. This will be an intermediate zone between fellowship and meeting areas. With this expansion, we will also have a basement, which will allow our children’s class to meet downstairs with more than enough space. Because of the cost and work involved, we will be building the expansion in two phases. We have several members who are skilled in construction and contracting. Some of the construction will be subbed out as well. We have already begun re-routing electric lines thanks to donations. 

Because we will be doing much of the work ourselves, we will be breaking this project into phases.

Phase 1 (COMPLETE) This phase required us to relocate the main electric line from an overhead line to a buried underground one. This phase is fully funded and is finished. 

Phase 2 will consist of excavation, concrete work, framing the walls, and getting the roof up. Basically, the shell of the building. To get this 2nd phase done, we are estimating the cost to be 180k. We are going to start construction immediately and continue as funds allow.

Phase 3 will be interior framing, HVAC, electric, drywall, and all finish work. If all goes to plan, we hope to be on phase 3 at the beginning of 2025, even earlier, if we can raise the funds quickly.

Please check out the video below for more details on this project!

Building Renders / Concepts

New Expansion Floor Plans

You can see on the floor plans just how much bigger this new addition will be. A few problems with the current design are made evident when looking at these plans. 1st, there is a severe bottleneck in the bottom left where our current sanctuary meets the fellowship hall. With this new addition, we will be able to not only alleviate much of the congestion in this area. But nearly double both seating and dining space.

Main Meeting Hall Expansion

Here we have some 3D renders to help visualize what we are planning. We hope to nearly double the seating in the main sanctuary while doubling the seating for dining and other activities. 

*Renders were done by a 3rd party; final build is subject to change.

New Basement Expansion

Due to the way the land lies , we will also have to build out a full basement, but this will go a long way to help facilitate more dining, extra room for children’s classes, and extra storage. The security team will have their own space as well.  

We are hopeful we will be able to finish this project and be able to offer an even greater experience for those who come to visit. We thank you for your support!

For those who feel led to donate towards this project, just know that construction has begun and 100% of all donations made to this endeavor will be IMMEDIATELY used towards its completion. 

You can also download our app and donate using the “Give” function as well. DOWNLOAD APP

Most online donations are subject to various fees that are out of our control. If you want to make sure YRM gets 100% of your donation, you can send a check or money order to PO Box 463, Holts Summit, MO 65043. (Please specify “Building Fund” in the memo.)

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Restoration Times November – December

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In this issue of the Restoration Times, we discuss:

• The Great Paradox of Christmas
• Recipe for Imitation Bible – the Apocrypha
• The Palestinian Conflict and Gaza in Prophecy
• Questions and Answers
• Hebrew Word Lesson
• Eldertorial: End of Bible Literacy

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Yahweh’s Plan and Purpose for The Son – Part 1 in the Beginning

Praise Yahweh for His Word and for what He shows us!
As we know, Yahweh knows all, and as such He knows the end from the beginning.

One Sabbath morning, as I was reading the Torah portion for that Sabbath (Bereshith – the
Hebrew word meaning “in the beginning”), I was amazed at what I noticed, that I had not seen
before.

In the verses of Genesis 3, I noticed a big part of Yahweh’s plan and purpose for the Son and for
the end, in the beginning!

Genesis 3:14-15 – And [Yahweh Elohim] said unto the serpent: ‘Because thou hast done this,
cursed art thou from among all cattle, and from among all beasts of the field; upon thy belly shalt
thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life. And I will put enmity between thee and
the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; they shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise
their heel.’ (JPS Tanakh)

I recalled learning from Bible Studies and sermons that the “woman” is the assembly of Yahweh
under the leadership of Yahshua Messiah. We see a reference to this “woman” and “her seed” in
Revelation 12:17. We also see in Revelation that the devil will be destroyed (Rev. 20:10). This is
the first connection I saw of the end from the beginning, and plan and purpose for Messiah, just
in this Torah portion. …

The weekly Sabbath Reading Torah portions are different from the Bible Portions according to
the 52 Week Reading Plan (which is on a chart in the back of the Restoration Study Bible) that I
follow during the week. Based on the outline in the JPS Tanakh, the portion for this particular
Sabbath was Bereshith – Genesis 1:1-Genesis 6:8. So I continued to read on from Genesis 3. …

The second set of verses that stood out to me from this Torah Portion are in Genesis 5, which is
the genealogy from Adam to the sons of Noah. What stood out to me is how, repeatedly, the
Scriptures mention one man begot one son, stating the names of that man and then his son. Then,
the Scriptures tell us that same man had sons and daughters, but does not state their names.

For example, Genesis 5:3-5 – When Adam had lived 130 years, he begot a son in his likeness
after his image, and he named him Seth. After the birth of Seth, Adam lived 800 years and begot
sons and daughters. (JPS Tanakh)

I thought on the significance of the men named in the chapter of Genesis 5, and asked myself
why were only certain men and certain sons named? In the aforementioned verses, Cain (the first
son of Adam and Eve) was not mentioned, even though the chapter begins by saying “This is the
record of Adam’s line.” (Genesis 5:1, JPS Tanakh)

What came into my mind next was to read the genealogy of Yahshua Messiah in the New
Testament, which we see outlined all the way back to Adam, in Luke 3. I wondered, will I see
the same names as in Genesis 5?

So, while keeping my JPS Tanakh opened to Genesis 5, I opened up my Restoration Study Bible
to cross check those names with the names in Luke 3. And, while reading backwards in Luke 3
from verse 38 into verse 36, comparing those names to the ones I saw while reading forwards
from Genesis 5:1-32, I read the same names!

This is the second connection I saw of the end from the beginning, and plan and purpose for
Messiah, just in this Torah portion.

Yahweh knows the end from the beginning. Yahweh is all-knowing and wise. And so, in the
beginning, immediately after the fall of mankind into sin, we see that Yahweh put into place a
plan and a purpose for His Son: through the seed of the woman would come the one who will put
an end to the adversary (Genesis 3:9-15).

Note for Genesis 3:15: This is a reference of prophetic importance referring to the future
destruction of Satan the devil by Yahshua the Messiah (Rom. 16:20). See Psalm 91:13. (Footnote
in Restoration Study Bible, page 11).

As mentioned above, I am following a 52 Week Bible Reading Plan during the week. So, I had
the opportunity to re-read Genesis 5 (the portion of that day was Genesis 4-7) and meditate on
what Yahweh put into place right after the fall of mankind into sin. As we know, there is mention
of Yahshua Messiah throughout the Scriptures, but this time in my personal reading, I noticed
how early in human history, and how quickly, the wheels were set into motion for the plan of
redemption and salvation through Yahshua Messiah.

In addition, other Scriptures from the New Testament, confirming the plan that was set and the
purpose for Yahshua Messiah, in the beginning, came to mind. We see that Yahshua is the Son
of Yahweh, the salvation of Yahweh (Matthew 1:21; Luke 1:31-33). Yahshua has been with
Yahweh since beginning and the creation, is the head of the body of the assembly, and through
him we have redemption (John 1:1-13; Colossians 1:12-18).

How loving, glorious, and wonderful is our Heavenly Father Yahweh! He has a plan of
redemption and salvation for mankind that had fallen into sin, the penalty for that sin being
death, but redemption to life is through Yahshua Messiah (Romans 5:12-15; 1Corinthians 15:22).
HalleluYah!

As a follow-up study, and for more information on the names of the lineage mentioned in
Genesis 5 and the meanings of those names, you can check out the YRM sermon by Lucas Cecil
“What’s in a Name?”. I have heard the sermon, it is very well done, praise Yahweh!
There will be more discussion on Yahshua in a Part 2 article. I’m so excited and looking
forward to completing it!

~Submitted by Judy Stern

Projected 2024 Calendar

Early Dates
Passover Memorial: March 24 (evening)*
Feast of Unleavened Bread: March 26-April 1*
Feast of Weeks: May 19
Feast of Trumpets: September 5
Day of Atonement: September 14
Feast of Tabernacles: September 19-25
Last Great Day: September 26

Late Dates
Passover Memorial: April 22 (evening)
Feast of Unleavened Bread: April 24-30
Feast of Weeks: June 16
Feast of Trumpets: October 5
Day of Atonement: October 14
Feast of Tabernacles: October 19-25
Last Great Day: October 26

* Remote chance to be observed a day earlier.


The two sets of dates above is due to the Bible’s mandate to commence the first biblical month with barley. This initial month, known as Abib, signifies young ears of grain and is tied to the growth of barley in the land of Israel. The determination of which date set to follow depends on the barley’s growth in Israel and an update will be provided before the March new moon.  For additional information, please see our booklet: The Biblical Calendar.

For more information on the upcoming new moons for 2024, please see the New Moon Network page.

Restoration Times September – October

Restoration Times

In this issue of the Restoration Times, we discuss:

• Taste the Coming Kingdom
• Feast Observance – Choosing Between Yourself and Yahweh
• What Happens When We Die?
• Test Your Tutelage
• Hebrew Word Lesson
• Editorial Brief

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Restoration Times July – Aug 2023

Restoration Times

In this issue of the Restoration Times we discuss:

• Is the New Testament Really New?

• Restoring Truth Once Delivered

Remarkable Women in the Bible

Test Your Tutelage

Hebrew Word Lesson

Feedback

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