RSB 4th Edition Is Here!

The Wait Is Over – Fourth Edition Bible Arrives
It was all hands on deck (and then some) as we took possession of the new Restoration Study Bible 4th Edition on July 1. Orders began flooding into YRM immediately upon announcing the new arrival after three months without Bibles to offer.

The 10,000 Fourth Edition Bibles filled the tractor-trailer on 23 pallets weighing a total of 18 tons. It took 2 hours to unload the shipping container that had traveled for weeks by truck, ship and rail from the Texas-based printing operation in Europe.

We are very pleased with the quality of the printing, binding and covers of all three styles of this Fourth Edition. They are: an Outreach edition paperback with a menorah cover photo taken by Bro. Russ King in Israel; a Designer with the Tetragrammaton embossed along the side as before; and a rich black cowhide cover enhancing the Premium edition. Personalization is still available. All three designs have the same content. This edition has more footnotes, charts and photos. We’ve also expanded to 120 pages the topical reference section, with subjects critical to proper Bible understanding. More details are forthcoming. For a quick look, go to https://www.yrmstore.org/shop

The RSB is based on the KJV. As with prior editions this Fourth Edition has superscript Strong’s numbers accompanying all the significant words in both testaments for ease in consulting Strong’s Hebrew and Greek dictionaries at the back. Bro. Randy Dimmett spent countless hours fitting text and other elements into a new, attractive layout.

The RSB is three books in one volume. We have again kept the cost to a bare minimum so that most anyone can afford one regardless of financial situation. Full-case/ Bulk order pricing is coming soon. Call 573-896-1000 to order (YRM offices are closed Sabbaths). Orders can also be placed online Monday – Friday (Online store is closed on Sabbath as well)

e-News 6/26/20

Editing Computer Arrives
The Apple computer arrived this week and is being readied for service in processing videos, Restoration Channel programs, and publications, including the Restoration Times magazine. This computer is essential in all our office endeavors and we are grateful to all who contributed to this equipment upgrade.This new computer should last us years to come. With its improved capabilities, we will be able to more efficiently edit videos, photos, and everything else we do! Here is what the new computer looks like!

The old computer is still going to be used as a secondary editing station for minor projects, so nothing goes to waste!

Anticipating the Fourth Edition Bible
After a seemingly endless wait and fielding hundreds of inquiries from eager purchasers, we have been told from the printer that the new Restoration Study Bible should soon arrive. World Wide Printing in Dallas, Texas, has informed us that the 10,000 fourth-edition Bibles will arrive at YRM in about a week, barring any unforeseen delays. Our last copy of the third edition Bible went out the door three months ago, while the paperback Outreach edition has been out of stock for a year. The new RSB is in three designs: a paperback, a Designer with the Tetragrammaton embossed on the cover (as with the third edition Designer), and a Premium Bible in a cowhide cover. A handy new feature is the cut-out thumb tabs for quickly locating books in both Designer and Premium versions, which can also be personalized. All three will have the same content in each, as was the case in previous editions. The fourth edition will have a much expanded and detailed Topical Reference section, as well as additional charts and footnotes. A minimal increase in price makes the RSB an incredible value—three books in one! We have purposely kept the price to a minimum. Although we are not taking preorders, there will be ample copies available in all editions. The proceeds from Bible orders are folded back into a Bible account for future editions. More information, including pricing, will be upcoming on the website, the magazine, and in flyers once the Bibles arrive.

TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
Where did the Philistines come from?
A. Anatolia
B. Spain
C. Crete
D. Nordic countries

The prophet Amos cited Yahweh, saying, “Did I not bring up Israel from the land of Egypt and the Philistines from Caphtor?” Caphtor is the Hebrew name for Crete. These sea people emigrated during a period of unrest in Asia Minor and Syria in the 13th century BCE. Derived from “Philistine” is the name “Palestine.” Philo (20 BCE-42 CE) applied the name Palestine to Canaan. Jerome wrote, “…the land of Judea which is now called Palestine.” We prefer the name Judea over Palestine as it reflects biblically the land given to the tribe of Judah. Answer C.

e-News 6/12/2020

Graphics Computer, Projector Purchased

Aging equipment has prompted us to make major replacement purchases. The fund drives for the video/graphics computer purchase and repairs on the backhoe helped greatly with those expenses. We thank those who helped. The computer is on order and the backhoe is repaired and back and in service. A new laser projector for our live Sabbath service screen has been purchased to replace an old bulb unit we have used for years. The newer projector should improve screen images. Bro. Michael Banak is working to repair the old projector, which we can still use for movies at Feasts and other times.

How Can I Help?

We are often asked how truth-seekers can spread the Truth to the world. You can help by sharing the sermon messages online in the different formats we use. Our Outreach program supplies literature to share and engage family and friends with the truth at opportune times. You can also support financially through PayPal, contributing through the mail, and by credit card by telephoning the office. Purchasing online through Amazon Smile returns a percentage to the ministry. We have received over $400 to date through Amazon Smile. If you need guidance with any of these methods call the office at 573-896-1000. May Yahweh bless you. More info on Donating can be found here>>

May-June Restoration Times in Mail
Our press has been repaired and although we lost time in getting the magazine printed and mailed, we completed the mailing this week. We have been looking at upgrading the press as our model is obsolete and parts are hard to get.

Make Your Reservation for Feast of Tabernacles

We are taking reservations for this year’s Feast of Tabernacles Oct. 3-10. This grand finale of Yahweh’s appointed times is the highlight of the believer’s walk. Information and a reservation form are online at https://yrm.org/2020-feast-of-tabernacles/

 

TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
What epoch-making find did Hilkiah the priest make in the Temple and how did King Josiah react to it?
A.   The ark of the covenant was discovered and Josiah made a sacrifice
B.   The book of the law was found and Josiah showed little interest
C.   The ark of the covenant was found and Josiah took it to Shechem
D.   The law book was found and Josiah rent his clothes and sought Yahweh’s guidance
The discovery of a copy of the law in the Temple initiated a series of reforms in Judah under King Josiah. They included reading the law publicly and making a covenant in the presence of the people to keep all the commandments and statutes “with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of the covenant that were written in this book” (2Kings 23:1-3). Answer D
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e-News 6/5/2020

We Are Worshiping Indoors Again
As of Pentecost last week we are now back in the worship hall for Sabbath services. In celebration, we have a new backdrop gracing the stage that should add new interest and freshness. Those at a higher risk for the virus are separated in the dining hall during the meeting, while the rest in the meeting hall are distancing. (Only two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Callaway County where YRM is located.)

Make Your Reservation for Feast of Tabernacles 2020
We have opened up reservations for this year’s Feast of Tabernacles Oct. 3-10. This grand finale of Yahweh’s appointed times is the highlight of the believer’s walk. Information and a reservation form are online at https://yrm.org/2020-feast-of-tabernacles/

How Can I Help?
Those who are spiritually blessed by the important work of Yahweh’s Restoration Ministry in these last days will sometimes ask, what can I do to spread the Truth and share the burden? You can promote and share the sermon messages online in the different formats we use, pass out literature, join the Outreach program, and engage family and friends with the truth at opportune times. You can also provide support financially online through PayPal, purchasing online with Amazon Smile, which returns a percentage of what you spend to ministries like YRM, contributing through the mail, and by telephoning the office. Call the office at 573-896-1000 if you need guidance with any of these efforts. May Yahweh bless you. More info on Donating can be found here>>

 

TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
What did Yahshua mean when he stated in John 10:30, “I and my Father are one”?

A. One in person
B. One in goal
C. One in mind

D. Both B and C

In John 10:30, Yahshua referred to Himself and His Father as being one in mind and goal, not one in person. The Restoration Study Bible further explains, “By being ‘one,’ Yahshua refers to their singleness of mind and purpose. It is this same spiritual unification that all people can have with the Father in Messiah Yahshua. See John 17:21, where Yahshua speaks of this uniting of the faithful in their belief as one, but not as the same individual in physical form,” note on John 10:30. Answer: D.

e-News 5/29/2020

Twin Sabbaths This Weekend
The Feast of Weeks, Pentecost, will be this Sunday, May 31. The Sabbath service will have outdoor worship for the second and perhaps final time. The Pentecost service and all future Sabbath services will be conducted indoors. We praise Yahweh for uninterrupted worship on His Sabbaths through the “lockdown.” All services are broadcast electronically @ yrm.org./live
Requests for Baptism Growing
We have had several baptism inquiries and requests recently. As our outreach grows the need for immersion follows a conviction of the Truth. We look forward to welcoming new brethren into the body of Messiah. Between Facebook and YouTube there are nearly 200,000 followers of YRM. Praise Yahweh!
May-June Restoration Times on Hold
The next issue of the magazine is delayed as our press has suffered a breakdown. The part has been ordered, but is hard to find. Our press is obsolete and the service contract is running out. We have been looking at a new unit while we try to get as much mileage as we can from our aging press.
RSB Fourth Edition Progressing
We just received word that the Restoration Study Bible should arrive at YRM the end of June or first part of July. Many have been patiently waiting for the Bible since our supply of the third edition ran out several months ago. We believe that this new edition with its many new features is worth the wait. Pray that there will be no holdups.
Your Support Is a Blessing
We are grateful to those who are supporting YRM’s ministry in its many endeavors. None of it could be accomplished without your contributions. True hearts are being shown even with a sputtering national economy. As Yahshua reminds us in His beatitudes, “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again,” Luke 6:38, RSB. Praise Yahweh for His blessings.
TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
Which is true regarding the millennial Kingdom?
A. The saints will rule with Yahshua the Messiah
B. Everyone will be required be obey the commandments
C. A temple with sacrifices will be restored
D. The nature of animals will change
E. All of the above
The millennial Kingdom will bring many changes. The saints will rule with Yahshua (Rev. 20:6); everyone will be required to obey, including the Sabbaths and Feasts (Isa. 2:3; 66:23; Mic. 4:1-3; Zech. 14:16-19); a temple with sacrifices will be restored (Ezek. 40-47); the nature of animals will change (Isa. 11:6-9); Yahshua’s Name will change to “Yahweh our righteousness” (Jer. 23:6); the span of human life will extend to 100 years (Isa. 65:20); and Israel will be restored to her land (Ez. 37-15-28). For more information, see the chart, “12 Facts About the Millennial Kingdom,” on page 1353 in the 3rd edition of the Restoration Study Bible.  Correct: E

e-News 5/15/2020

Feast of Firstfruits in Two Weeks
Those on our regular mail list should soon receive a short study on Pentecost and its meaning. The Holy Spirit was made generally available on this Feast and the law was given at Mt. Sinai to Israel and all who would take hold of the covenant. As always, we will broadcast our twin services that weekend, both Sabbath and Pentecost, May 30 and 31.
New Moon May 23
Be sure to look for the new moon on May 23 and report it on our New Moon Network page if you sight it: https://yrm.org/new-moon-network . At 31 hours old and 11 degrees high, this new moon of the third month should not be difficult to see, weather permitting. Seven reported sighting the second-month new moon.
TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
Who were the Samaritans and why did they and the Jews share a mutual animosity?
A. They were good people who always helped those suffering on roadsides
B. They were part of the 10 tribes looking to reunify with the two other tribes
C. They were transplants from other nations who settled north of Judah
D. They were those who had kind words for Yahshua and His message of hope
The Samaritans occupied the country formerly belonging to the tribe of Ephraim and the half-tribe of Manasseh. Their capital city was Samaria, which became the name of the country. When the northern ten tribes were carried away captive to Assyria, the king of Assyria sent people from Cutha, Ava, Hamath, and Sepharvaim to replace them (2 Kings 17:24; Ezra 4:2-11). These foreigners intermarried with those remaining of the ten tribes. The Samaritans embraced a religion that was a mixture of Judaism and idolatry (2Kings 17:26-28). Samaritans were generally considered “half-breeds” and were universally despised by the Jews. They resisted the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s walls under Nehemiah; they built their own temple in opposition to Zerubabbel’s Jerusalem Temple; outlaws from Judea were given sanctuary in Samaria; and the Samaritans acknowledged only the Torah and not the rest of Scripture. The Jews avoided them (John 4:9).
ANSWER: C

e-News 5/8/2020

Meeting the Way Yahshua Did
This Sabbath will be a first when we hold services in the sunny outdoors at our open-air amphitheater. We invite the local brethren to join in worship after many Sabbaths of quarantine watching online. The landscape at the back of the meeting hall makes an ideal place for gatherers, as they bring their Bibles and chairs. We will broadcast live as usual for others to join in remotely. This Sabbath’s message will be “Mysteries of the Temple, Ancient and Future.”

Donation Receipt and Letter in Mail
Those who sent in tithes and offerings in the first quarter of the year will soon receive a report of their giving. A donation letter will be included, giving a brief update of the work of YRM.

Major Milestone Is Reached in Outreach
We now have over 100,000 subscribers to our YouTube channel. This outlet has proved to be one of our most successful outreach media in our repertoire. We hear from many who say they first encountered YRM through YouTube videos. Check out our YouTube channel here!

TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
In the millennial kingdom, what kind of tree will line both sides of the banks of the River of Life along its course from the temple to the Dead Sea?

A. The palm tree, which is prominent in Scripture
B. The sycamore tree for its shade
C. The eucalyptus tree for its healing qualities
D. Nonspecific fruit-bearing trees

All trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed; for they shall bear new crops every month. The fruit thereof shall be for meat [that is, food], and the leaf thereof for medicine. The tree of life itself will yield 12 kinds of fruit (Ezek. 47:7, 12; cf. Rev. 22:2) Answer: D

e-News 5/1/2020

Silver Lining in Online Worship
We all miss gathering to worship on the Sabbath, as we are directed to do in Hebrews 10:25: “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” Yahweh knows that worshiping together lifts our spirits, encourages, and strengthens our walk while exhorting others, keeps us in tune with the lives of the brethren, and most importantly, is blessed of Him. Yahweh’s Restoration Ministry is full-service, being both a local ministry answering to the needs of the brethren, and also a ministry with a large, diverse, and far-reaching media outreach developed over the past 15 years. Our years on national television helped hone our presentations as well as technical abilities. With this experience we were well-positioned to transition exclusively to online worship when the pandemic necessitated it. Because we are filling an important void among believers, Yahweh has blessed us with a big upsurge in online participation. A case in point: in just two days we had 18,000 views of our Passover service, even with no advertising to promote it. Regular viewership of our live Sabbath worship has increased by more than 33 percent since then. The total watch time of our Youtube videos as of today translates to 65 years, for which we praise Yahweh. At no point during the pandemic did we entertain the idea to shut down altogether and will continue doing Yahweh’s work so long as He gives us breath and the ability. We look forward to the time we can come together again as a body honoring His Name. We are thankful for the many who have supported us through the years and through this pandemic as well.
Workstation Fund More than Halfway to the Goal
The fund to upgrade our workstation computer continues. This machine is used for our videos, publications, online needs, and other office tasks. It has given many years of service but is gradually failing, especially at critical times, causing lost time and frustration. A new system is at minimal $10,000. All help is appreciated. Donate here>>
Backhoe Needing Major Overhaul
YRM’s John Deere backhoe has been at the shop for a week anticipating major repairs. We await a cost estimate to mend the machine. Upkeep of our building and grounds makes this versatile piece of equipment indispensable. You can donate toward the repairs here>> (Simply mention in the note on your donation that it is for the backhoe.)
TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
Why did Yahshua tell Mary not to touch Him in John 20:17?
A. He had not yet ascended to the Father
B. He would fulfill the firstfruits wavesheaf offering
C. He suffered from anthrophobia
D. Both A and B.
Yahshua instructed Mary not to touch Him because He had yet to ascend to His Father as a fulfillment of the Old Testament wavesheaf offering, symbolized through the first fruits of His resurrection to eternal life. We further explain in the Restoration Study Bible, “Yahshua was the firstfruits of the spiritual harvest. Just as the firstfruits wavesheaf of the barley harvest was waved on the day after the weekly Sabbath falling during the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Lev. 23:11), Yahshua was presented to His Father on the same day. He had not yet ascended, therefore He told her not to touch Him, meaning to hold Him back, which in the Greek meant, ‘to fasten one’s self to, adhere to, cling to.'” Correct: D
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