Restoration Times Nov – Dec 2019

In this issue of the Restoration Times we cover:

• New Testament Basis and Basics
• Is Holly Holy?
• Checkered origins of Hanukkah
• Shedding Light on the Angelic Realm, Part 2
• Scholars Affirm the Name Yahweh
• Q&A
• Letters

Read on

The Angelic Realm, Angels

The Angelic Ream pt.1

For millennia mankind has questioned the nature of angels, including their existence, appearance, knowledge, ability, and purpose. Surprisingly, the Bible provides a great deal of knowledge about the angelic realm. In this two-part series we will take an in-depth look at angels and answer age-old questions and much more.


Are Angels Created Beings?      

Let’s begin with the question, were angels created? While many believe that angels are eternal, Scripture shows that they had a beginning.

Nehemiah 9:6 states, “Thou, even thou, art Yahweh alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshipeth thee.”

We see that Yahweh created everything in the heaven of heavens, including all their hosts. The word “host” is from the Hebrew tsaba. One of the definitions offered in the Brown Driver Briggs Hebrew Lexicon is a host of angels. From this we find that Yahweh created the angelic realm.

Based on the biblical evidence, this creation was done through Yahshua the Messiah. The Old and New testaments verify that Yahshua preexisted and through Him all things came to exist, including the angelic realm, Proverbs 30:4; John 1:1-3; and Colossians 1:15-16.

From Job 38, verses 4 and 7, we learn that angels were created before the earth. “Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding… When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of Elohim shouted for joy?” The references here to the morning stars and sons of Elohim refer to angelic beings.

As a side note, the phrase “sons of Elohim” can also refer to human beings. Evidence for this is found in Matthew 5:9; Luke 3:38; Romans 8:14; Galatians 3:26.


What Angels Look Like

Let’s now consider the appearance of angels. While there is not one right answer, it appears that most angels have a human-like form.  We’ll see exceptions to this in part 2 of this series when we review the cherubim and seraphim.

For now, let’s focus on one aspect, a human form. Hebrews 13:2 gives us this insight: “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” If it’s possible to entertain angels without knowing it, they must appear as human beings.

One instance is in Genesis 18 with the three men visiting Abraham. In this case, one of those beings was called Yahweh, which was likely the pre-existent Messiah.

Genesis 19 offers another episode when the two angels came to Lot in the city of Sodom. Lot recognized them as being special, but the men of Sodom saw them as only men.

The New Testament gives us yet more insight with Yahshua the Messiah. After His resurrection, Mary believed that He was only the gardener, which shows that He looked like an average human being.

From these and other occurrences we learn that angels often take human form where one could not tell the difference between an angel and a flesh-and-blood human being.


Bodily Nature of Angels

In addition to the appearance of angels the Bible provides insight into their bodily nature. In Luke 24, we find several clues: “And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, Saying, The Master is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread. And as they thus spake, Yahshua himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see, for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet. And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat? And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. And he took it, and did eat before them,” verses 33-43.

Here is a description of Yahshua’s post-resurrection body. Keep in mind that Yahshua would have shared a body similar to angels after His resurrection.

As seen in the passage, Yahshua was able to appear before His disciples. When this happened the disciples believed that it was a spirit and not the person of Yahshua. The word spirit here is from the Greek pneuma. Strong’s Greek Dictionary defines this word as “a current of air, i.e. breath; by analogy or figuratively, a spirit, i.e. (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Messiah’s spirit, or the Holy Spirit.”

Because the disciples were afraid, some commentators believe they thought He was an evil spirit and not Yahshua Himself. Eventually, though, they realized that it was indeed the risen Savior standing before them.

Yahshua said something here that is quite fascinating. In trying to convince the disciples that He wasn’t a spirit, he told them, “…for a spirit hath not flesh and bones.” Yahshua verifies that angelic beings can have flesh and bone, but not blood.

The mention here of flesh and bone is somewhat of a mystery. While angels can appear with a physical body, it seems to be different from our mortal bodies, including the flesh and bone that Yahshua mentions. While they can appear solid, they can also transcend the physical world. In reference to the blood, the Bible verifies that the blood is the life-force for humans and animals alike. But as we see here, this is not true for spirit beings or angels.


Accelerating Molecules

Have you ever pondered how spirit beings can appear and disappear at will, but also assume a physical form that can also eat, as we find Yahshua doing here?

Here is a theory that the late Elder Donald Mansager believed on this issue. He reasoned that spirit beings, including angels, can either speed up or slow down their molecules allowing them either to transcend or to occupy the physical world. This can be shown when boiling water changes in form to steam.

While this is only conjecture, it seems plausible, especially if you understand the makeup of an atom.

It is a scientific fact that there is more empty space than solid space within an atom. In fact, according to the site, “A hydrogen atom is about 99.9999999999996% empty space. Put another way, if a hydrogen atom were the size of the earth, the proton at its center would be about 200 meters (600 feet) across.”

The Apostle Paul provides some insight on what it means to be an angelic being in 1Corinthians 15:42-44. “So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.”

Paul draws a contrast between the bodies we have now and the bodies given at the resurrection. He begins by saying that we were sown in corruption, but will be raised in incorruption. The word “corruption” in Greek refers to decay or ruin, while the word “incorruption” refers to unending existence or immortality.

For a moment, consider this difference:  Human beings are preordained to die, but as spirit beings we live forever. The Bible describes the life we have now as a vapor and a flower that quickly fades away. But in the resurrection the saints will be like the angels in heaven and will live forever.

Paul continues and says that we were sown in dishonor, but will be raised in glory. The word “dishonor” in Greek refers to infamy, shame, or disgrace. The word “glory” comes from the Greek doxa and according to Thayer’s refers to “the glorious condition of blessedness into which is appointed and promised that true [believers] shall enter after their Savior’s return from heaven.”

There’s just no comparison between our earthly bodies and the bodies that we’re going to receive at the resurrection if we prove faithful.

Paul also says that we were sown in weakness, but will be raised in power. The word “weakness” refers to feebleness of mind or body, while the word “power” refers to force or to something miraculous. Being spirit not only will death not exist, but neither will pain or disease.

Not only do we find a glimpse of what it will be like in the resurrection, but also see what it’s like for an angel in heaven.


Self-Inherent Immortality of Angels

As the above implies, the Bible shows that angels are immortal. Yahshua reveals this in Luke 20:34-36.  “And Yahshua answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage. But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of Elohim, being the children of the resurrection.”

In this passage Yahshua is describing the first resurrection at the return or Second Coming, of Yahshua the Messiah, likely to happen on the Feast of Trumpets.

The angels will gather the saints from the four corners of this earth. The righteous dead will rise first, followed by the righteous living. Both will be changed from flesh to spirit.

Those in the resurrection will live forever, as immortal, no different from the angels in heaven. They will be called children or sons of Elohim and also sons of the resurrection.

Because they are immortal angels live forever. But because they are immortal can they still be destroyed? From prophecies pertaining to Satan the devil, we believe the answer is yes.

Ezekiel 28:18 prophesies that Satan will be turned into ashes. In the Greek Paul in Romans 16:20 says that Yahshua will bruise Satan under His feet, referring to a lopping off or to complete destruction. And as we see in Revelation 20:10, Satan will be cast into the lake of fire.

If Satan the devil, an anointed cherub according to Ezekiel 28:16, can be destroyed, reason would conclude that angels too can also be destroyed. What Yahweh creates He can also destroy.


Beings with Limited Knowledge

In addition to the appearance and existence of angels, many wonder whether angels have all knowledge. Matthew 24:36 verifies this is not the case: “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”

Yahshua is referring to His Second Coming and the first resurrection. We learn that no one knows the exact day or hour of His Coming and this includes angels. So we see that angels are limited in what they know.

But what about Satan the devil, does he have all knowledge? While Satan is a very powerful being, we don’t see in Scripture where he has all knowledge.

In fact, the above passage shows that the only one who knows the day and hour of Yahshua’s coming is Yahweh. This also implies that Yahshua Himself is limited in knowledge, but second to the Father.

Only Yahweh, our Father in heaven, is all-knowing and all-powerful. This is one reason we perceive that the Father and Son are two separate beings as opposed to what we see from the Oneness or Trinity beliefs.


John Told Not to Worship Angels

The Bible says that we are to avoid worshiping angels. Paul in Colossians 2:18 states, “Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind.” Also, we see this from Revelation 22:8-9: “And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship Elohim.”

In Revelation 22 the angel tells John of Patmos not to bow down to him. The reason was that the angel himself was a fellow servant.

Even though angels are on a higher plane than human beings, in many ways we serve the same role. We are all servants and deferential to our Heavenly Father.

More specifically, just as there are angelic messengers doing Yahweh’s will, we also see earthly messengers doing the same. In fact, the Hebrew word for angel simply means a messenger and can refer to human beings as such.

Let’s change focus now and consider the different roles of angels.


How Yahweh Uses Angels

As seen in Scripture, they mainly are messengers. The word angel comes from the Hebrew malak, literally meaning, “messenger.”

We see this in Matthew 1:18-21. “Now the birth of Yahshua Messiah was on this wise: When as his mother Miriam was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of Yahweh appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Miriam thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name YAHSHUA: for he shall save his people from their sins.”

All should be familiar with this passage. We see here an angel coming to Joseph regarding the birth of Yahshua the Messiah.

As an aside, we see here that Joseph was planning to divorce Miriam because of his belief that Miriam had been unfaithful, even though they were only espoused or engaged.

The Bible shows that engagement begins marriage. This is important because only during the engagement is divorce an option. As seen in Matthew 19, when two people have come together and consummated that marriage, man is not to separate what Yahweh has joined together. Romans 7:2 tells us that when this happens, we are bound together for life.

Returning to Matthew 1 we again see that an angel came to Joseph in a dream, told him not to fear, and to take Miriam as his wife. The angel explained that what was conceived in her was of the Holy Spirit. As we know, the birth of Yahshua the Messiah was not by man, but by the power of Almighty Yahweh.

As a side note, we also see here that an angel communicated to Joseph in a dream. So not only can angels communicate to us when we are awake or conscious, but also when we’re unconscious or asleep.

We can see many more instances like this one throughout Scripture. The use of angels as Yahweh’s messengers is recognized throughout the Old and New testaments.

In addition to serving as messengers, we also see angels protecting mankind. In 2Kings 6:15-17 we find a miracle involving Elisha and an angelic host: “And when the servant of the man of Elohim was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, Yahweh, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And Yahweh opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.”

The Syrian army had entrapped Elisha in the city. In response to this threat, Elisha says something very powerful to his servant. He tells him not to fear and reveals in vision the overwhelming army of Yahweh. Obviously the horses and chariots of fire were angelic beings and they were there to protect Elisha from the Syrian army.

This is one of the few times we are given insight into the spirit realm. This also reveals that much of what we see in the physical seems to be an image of the spiritual. In this case, it appears there are horse-like creatures within the angelic sphere. In many ways it appears that the angelic realm is more like our physical realm than what we may realize. Even we were created in Yahweh’s image.


Guardians of Human Beings

Finally, the Bible seems to show that all human beings have guardian angels. We see this in Matthew 18:10 and Acts 12:15.

“Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven,” Matthew 18:10.

Here Yahshua intimates that children have guardian angels as “their angels do always behold the face of my Father…”  This appears to support the idea of guardian angels generally.

There is also evidence that even adults have guardian angels assigned to them. “And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel,” Acts 12:15. It was assumed that it was not Peter at the door, but his angel.

Clearly, Peter may have had a guardian angel. If Peter had a guardian angel it is possible that all adults or possibly all believers also have guardian angels.

In part two we will consider specific types of angelic beings, including cherubim, seraphim, and ophanim. We will also explore how Judaism defines the angelic hierarchy, along with some amazing examples of spirit beings found in Scripture

On the topic on Angels, we received a Q&A on the topic of Angels in Noah’s Time. Check it out here>>

e-News 12/13/19

Our Newest Venture: Bite-size Videos

Because the trend is for quick information in this age of apps, we are producing shorter videos on key Biblical topics. One of those is already on our Website, titled, “How to Study the Bible for Beginners.” Watch for more in the weeks ahead. And please share them with family and friends. You can subscribe to our YouTube Channel here>>


Fourth Edition Bible Nearing Completion

Bro. Randy Dimmett has completed a proof copy of the next Restoration Study Bible. Once approved, the Bible will advance to the next step in preparation for the publisher. Bro. Ryan Mansager has been working on a cover design for the outreach paperback version, while the covers for the others have been chosen. This fourth edition will have several new features, including a real leather cover on one of the selections, but we still plan to keep all costs down to rock bottom. One assembly in Missouri recently asked for 800 Bibles for their ministry of distributing the RSB free in their area.


Restoration Times in Mail Soon

The November-December Restoration Times magazine is in the finishing stages and should be in the mail before the end of the month. The workload at YRM has caused us a delay, which we plan to rectify in future issues.


Memorial for Delwin Wilson

Long-time brother in the faith, Delwin Wilson, passed away Dec. 7. Delwin at times attended Sabbath services with us and he laid the carpet for the Recreation Center at YRM. He and the Wilson family have been active in the Sacred Name for four decades. YRM offered its facilities for a memorial service on Wednesday, which was attended by brethren in a few other Sacred Name groups.


Contributions Reminder

A reminder for those who want their tax-deductible donations to YRM to register this year, they will need to have them postmarked on or before Dec. 31. May Yahweh bless you for your diligent support.


Another BLAST FROM THE PAST (1999): “Welcome to the first issue of The News of Yahweh’s Restoration, a periodical of Yahweh’s Restoration Ministry. Our goal is to keep you informed about this new work as well as to provide solid, Biblical instruction that will help guide your walk in His Truth. We have some ambitious goals and our prayer is that you will help us fulfill them! We can be the people Almighty Yahweh is looking for.

“Precious little time remains before the return of Yahshua. The Bride of the Messiah must make herself ready, Revelation 19:7. Time for playing religion is over. Self-serving should have no place among Yahweh’s people. If you are as weary of these things as we are, then let us begin a completely new walk with Yahshua. Let each of us make real spiritual growth our foremost desire as we become molded into the pattern image of Yahshua.

“All of us must be very serious about our goal to be future priests in Yahshua’s Kingdom. Signs show that His appearing is very close now. It is time each of us takes a hard look at ourselves. Where are we weak spiritually? How can we improve? Are we living the life exemplified by the Messiah Yahshua, or does the world dominate our behavior and attitudes? Do we as Yahweh’s people really show the fruits of the spirit found in Galatians 5:22-23? Or when under stress do we revert to the carnal behavior of the unconverted man?

“Beyond the need for personal growth, we each must ask, how can I reach others with the truth of Yahweh’s Word? How can I best explain Yahweh to my family, friends, and casual acquaintances? To help you, we have begun a series of brochures called, Defending the Truth, which will provide solid, Scriptural answers when you are confronted by common arguments and don’t quite know how to respond. Our first in this series deals with the Sabbath. Simply ask for it.

“Our focus is to glorify Yahweh in all facets of our walk. We will not be afraid of the truth or meat of Yahweh’s Word. And neither will we neglect the growth of the individual. Spiritual maturity is where all the teachings of Scripture converge. That is what the Truth is ultimately all about and the reason Yahshua came. We need to change from our vile humanness into a creation Yahweh can use. Each of us must work hardest on the inner man.

“Are you the same person you were a year ago? Six months ago? A week ago? We hope your answer is no. We should all be transforming spiritually while growing into the image of Yahshua Himself. It will not happen all at once, but it should be happening each day.

Unless you are feeding the inner man while learning and exercising Biblical principles, you are missing the boat.  More than anyone, Yahweh’s people should exemplify the fruits of the Spirit. The ex-ample you lead in your life may be the only Bible some will ever read.

“Our desire is to present our publications and recorded tapes in a professional manner. You should not be ashamed to share these materials with relatives and friends. In fact, we highly encourage it. This is not a “me too” duplication of what other ministries and assemblies are already doing. Our desire is to give Yahweh’s people both food and understanding to grow with, and the right tools with which to share it all.

“You may be wondering why are we called Yahweh’s Restoration Ministry. What is being restored? The answer is in Isaiah 58:12, which is on our official seal: ‘And they that shall be of you shall build the old waste places: you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.’ This ministry is preparing the way by bringing back the true precepts of Yahweh and teachings of Yahshua.”



What is the Nomina Sacra?

  1. Manuscripts from a secret heretical sect in the fifth century
  2. Old Testament scrolls discovered near Mt. Sinai in Arabia
  3. Rabbinic rites condemned by the Messiah
  4. Word abbreviations found in the Greek New Testament


The term Nomina Sacra is Latin for “Sacred Names” and refers to abbreviations found in the early Greek New Testament manuscripts. As noted in the Restoration Study Bible, “[It] was a literary device used to abbreviate several words in early Greek NT manuscripts. Bruce Metzger’s book, Manuscripts of the Greek Bible, lists 15 examples of these abbreviations from Greek papyri: God, Lord, Jesus, Christ, Son, Spirit, David, cross, mother, father, Israel, Savior, man, Jerusalem, and heaven (examples appear as found in KJV). Except for “mother,” which is not found until the 4th century CE, all other Nomina Sacra have been found in Greek manuscripts from the first through third centuries CE. While scholars are still debating their purpose, some propose that this shortening of key words may have been used to replace the Tetragrammaton (see Ex. 3:15) with the common title Kurios (typically abbreviated “KS” with a line above), in Greek Christian manuscripts, as found within this passage. This offers a possible explanation as to why Yahweh’s Name is missing from the Greek NT. In fact, in those places where the Tetragrammaton should appear, the definite article is missing in front of the [Nomina Sacra]. This conclusion is supported also by German scholar David Trobisch’s work, The First Edition of The New Testament….” (note on Matt. 1:22). Answer: D.

e-News 11/22/2019

E-news 11-22-2019

A New Video on Bible Study Tips and Tools
We just completed the first in a series of new instructional videos on effective Bible study, which includes helpful guides and resources. It is a quick overview on how to study the Scriptures, the tools available and the ways they work. In future recordings we will take in-depth looks at concordances, lexicons and study Bibles, how to use them, and what to be aware of and watch out for. Proper Bible study is key to enhanced understanding and retention of Yahweh’s Word. The vast majority of bogus doctrines results from poor study and application of the Word. The new video can be watched here>>

New Moon Watch
The new moon crescent should be visible November 27. You can report your sighting Here>>

(As a new feature of the e-News, we are looking over our shoulders with articles from our previous newsletters, “The News of Yahweh’s Restoration.” It is eye-opening to look back at our humble beginnings through nostalgic reads from our formative years and see how we have been blessed. We pray you will find each one interesting and uplifting. We start with the one below, the year we became YRM.)

Computer Fund Begun
We at Yahweh’s Restoration Ministry have been stretching the widow’s mite to the snapping point in an effort to produce audio tapes, booklets, and newsletters. (We pay no salaries.) We did not anticipate having our only publishing computer go down for a while in April, forcing us to miss our deadline and combine issues of this newsletter. Clearly, the Ministry needs its own a computer, rather than rely on an aging machine belonging to a brother. Our goal is to raise $2,000 toward its purchase. If you can help us in ANY way, we would be very, very grateful. May Yahweh bless you!” (from the April-May 1999 issue)

Tabernacle Travels
David successfully transferred the Ark of the Covenant to a position on Mount Zion, Jerusalem, where a custom Tabernacle was built for it. What became of the old Tabernacle of Moses, which was formerly at Shiloh?

A. It was destroyed in a fire.
B. It moved around, just as in the old days.
C. It was forgotten and abandoned.
D. It was captured by the Midianites.

The ministry of the Tabernacle and the Ark that operated at Shiloh under Eli and his very corrupt sons, closes with a prophecy that the ministry would be stripped from Eli’s house, 1Samuel 2. A series of political and social events brought the Ark to Jerusalem under David (2Sam. 6:17). But after the death of Eli and his sons, the Tabernacle ministry wound up at Nob (1Sam. 21). After Saul slew the priests at Nob, it moved to Gibeon. In fact, the priests at Nob were the keepers of Goliath’s sword (1Sam 21:9), and Gibeon is where Solomon later asked for wisdom (2Chr 1:3). By the time Solomon established the Temple at Jerusalem, there had been at least four legitimate sites for Tabernacle worship.

Answer: B

e-News 11/8/2019

E-news 11-8-2019
Control Room Gets Makeover for Enhanced Operating
We are remodeling the control room used for video programs and live Sabbath service broadcasting. The renovation will give our faithful volunteer technicians better ease and efficiency in operating the many electronics packed into the small space. Along with these improvements we plan to resume producing Discover the Truth programs and create more videos for 24-hour broadcasting on the YRM Network. Stay tuned for exciting news in future reports.

Last Days Revival in Progress
As the world sinks deeper into secularism we see a corresponding rise of interest in the Truth coming from nominal worship. An online blog reported that an Assembly of God pastor said most of his congregation began keeping the Sabbath and Feasts. “Apparently there are a number of AoG congregations that have begun to take all of G-d’s Word seriously,” the blog noted, including 100 Southern Baptist missionaries who “walk as Messiah did, keeping Sabbath, eating clean and keeping Feasts,” including several pastors who made the switch in the last year. Now if they would just complete their calling and worship in Yahweh’s personal Name!
Who was Moses’ undertaker?

A. Aaron

B. Yahweh

C. Michael the archangel

D. High priest

The death and burial of Moses is unique in Scripture. Because of his sin at the waters of Meribah Kadesh, Moses was allowed only to gaze at the Promised Land but could not enter it, Numbers 20:12. There on Mt. Nebo he died and Yahweh buried him somewhere in a secret location in a valley of Moab, Deuteronomy 34:5-6. Because of Israel’s penchant for idolatry, this was probably to keep them from making his gravesite a shrine. Curiously, Satan disputed with the archangel Michael over the body of Moses, Jude 1:9. Speculation swirls over the nature of the contention. The context indicates that Satan may have been accusing Moses, saying that because of sin Moses did not deserve a kingdom position, let alone to enter the Canaan. Satan is the accuser of the brethren, Rev. 12:10. But Psalm 116:15 says, “Precious in the sight of Yahweh is the death of his saints.”

Answer: B

E-news 11/1/2019

E-news 11-1-2019
A Pivotal Key to Truth
Two of the most profound themes running through both testaments are the twin metaphors of firstfruits and firstborn. They speak to many key truths and guide us in understanding Yahweh’s design for this world and salvation. Firstfruits and the firstborn are instrumental in: family inheritances in both Old and New testaments, the biblical calendar and Feast days, Yahshua’s parables, and salvational rewards, to name some of the ways they impact truth. We are working on a booklet and possible Discover the Truth program digging deep into this commonly overlooked teaching that Yahweh gave us to explain His plan and purpose for His people. Your eyes will open to a new and greater understanding when you realize the significance of firstfruits in your walk in Truth and your salvation.
Ed Hayes Passes at 87
With sadness we report that Bro. Ed Hayes of Lincoln, Arkansas, passed away October 30. He was
 a long-time Sacred Name believer and teacher in northern Arkansas. He leaves his wife Flora, four children and a brother. More information and funeral time can be
 found Here>>

Turn Clocks Back One Hour
Don’t forget that Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday. Enjoy an extra hour of sleep!

What is missing from the Apostle’s Paul’s salutations in his letters to the different assemblies?

A. Reference to the Holy Spirit
B. Yahweh’s Name
C. Yahshua’s Name
D. None of the above

Not once does Paul refer to the Holy Spirit in his salutations to the different assemblies. As noted in the Restoration Study Bible (1Thess. 1:1), “It is common for salutations in the NT to include the Father and Son. Not once, however, is the Holy Spirit mentioned in conjunction with the Father and Son….” This conscious exclusion offers additional verification that the Holy Spirit is not part of a triune majesty, but is the ruach power of our Father and His Son.

Answer: A

e-News 10/25/19

e-News 10/25/19

September-October Magazine in the Mail
The September-October Restoration Times (RT) was mailed this week. The issue examines the fascinating subject of angels in a first of a two-part article revealing where they came from, what they look like, their nature, what they do, and what they know. This latest issue also covers five principles of effective Bible study, the origin of Halloween, and a sneak preview of the new and improved Topical Reference for the Fourth edition of the Restoration Study Bible. As with virtually all of our literature, you can read this RT issue online at:

Restoration Study Bible Nearing Final Production Phases
We are planning a mass review and proofreading of the Fourth Edition Restoration Study Bible. This new edition will have several expanded features and new covers to choose from. We also will have the outreach edition back in supply, which is always in high demand. Of all our outreach efforts and programs, the popular Bible has had a great impact on the Truth. Through the footnotes as well as utilizing Strong’s dictionaries at the back of the Bible, we have focused on clearing up many issues Bible students have typically had. Many of the questions we deal with weekly are answered in the RSB.

Who was known by Yahweh in the womb?
A. David
B. Jeremiah
C. Paul
D. All of the above

David (Ps. 71:6), Jeremiah (Jer. 1:5), John the Baptist (Luke 1:15), and Paul (Gal. 1:15) were all known by Yahweh in the womb. This confirms that life begins at conception and that abortion is murder.
Correct: D

Many find it easier to pray for forgiveness than to fight temptation.

Restoration Times Sept – Oct 2019

In this issue of the Restoration Times we cover:

• The Angelic­­­­­ Realm, Part 1

• Your Devotion Reflects Your Heart

• Principles of Effective Bible Study

• Samhain and the Origins of Halloween

• RSB Topical Reference Preview

• Q & A

• Letters

Read on

e-News 10/18/2019

New ‘Memories’ Video of the Feast of Tabernacles 2019
We have now posted video comments from some Feast attendees at the Holts Summit Feast of Tabernacles 2019. Impressions of those who came are inspiring and we pray will motivate others to make the commitment to Yahweh by observing His commanded Feasts. Vacationing with the brethren at Yahweh’s Feasts cannot compare with anything out in the world. As you enjoy the time of your life, take in the blessings that Yahweh has for you and your family. Discover eye-opening Truth that leads to salvation in a Kingdom-like atmosphere. Come and grow spiritually in the fellowship that can only be found among those of like faith. Check it out here>>

Unleavened Recipes Needed for 2020
With the Feasts of 2019 now past, we look forward to the Abib observances of 2020. Two of the sisters at Holts Summit have recognized the need for a booklet with good recipes for the Feast of Unleavened Bread. They have collected a few but need many more. If you have any you have used and found to be good, please send them in! The more they collect the better the recipe book will be. Postal mail or email them to:

What was the first infraction recorded in the Bible?

A – Touching of the forbidden fruit
B – Eating the forbidden fruit
C – Adding to the law
D – Nudity

In Eve’s conversation with the serpent, she declares that she was not allowed to touch the forbidden fruit (Gen 3:3). Yet no such command is recorded anywhere. Upon touching it, and seeing that nothing bad happen, she was likely emboldened to go the next step and eat it. It is not clear whether Eve created this command about touching the fruit, on the spot, or whether Adam instructed her in this way in order to put a hedge about the true command, which was simply to not eat of it (Gen 2:17). When people add to Yahweh’s law, it always creates false expectations and unseen consequences.

Answer: (C).

The wages of sin are always paid.

Unleavened Pancakes / Waffles Recipe

1⁄2 cup oil

3 eggs

1⁄4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons sugar

1 cup milk

2 cups flour

1 tablespoon cinnamon (optional)

Measure oil into mixing bowl.

Add eggs and mix well.

Add sugar and salt.

Add milk and flour alternately.

Oil griddle or waffle iron well before using.

Bake until golden.