e-News 9/19/2020

Trumpets New Moon Tonight
If confirmed, tonight’s new moon will mark the start of the seventh scriptural month and its feasts. We will have a live, outdoor new moon (Feast of Trumpets) service at 8 p.m. Central time and encourage all to watch for the crescent and report it on the new moon site if seen (https://yrm.org/new-moon-network/). The skies in the Midwest have been hazy for weeks because of the massive fires in California and other western states. This may make the crescent sighting more difficult even with otherwise clear skies. Technically, the crescent should be the easiest of the year to spot. It will be out for 70 minutes, 12 degrees high, 17 degrees south of the setting sun and 3.8% illuminated.

The Feasts Begin Under the Stars
Besides tonight’s outdoor new moon service, a double Sabbath/Trumpets service will be held outside tomorrow and we invite all to attend in person or to watch online. A high day offering will be taken as usual. We have also been working hard preparing the facilities for the upcoming Feast of Tabernacles, with 25 local volunteers attending a special work day Sunday to help get the grounds in top shape. Watch online HERE>>

Kitchen Addition in the Works
Construction continues on expanding the kitchen facilities. Two gas stoves, a double oven and fryer will be added, along with a recently installed, large exhaust hood. A door to the outside allows easy access to this part of the kitchen. The additional space should be partly functional by Tabernacles. We thank all who contributed to this much-needed expansion.

TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
Jeremiah is considered one of the greatest prophets of the Bible. Which of the following about him is true?
A. He was ordained a prophet to the nations before he was born.
B. When formally called by Yahweh he declined, saying he was still a child (young man).
C. His prophecies can be challenging because they often lack chronological sequence.
D. The Book of Lamentations is attributed to Jeremiah.
E. None of these
F. All of these.
Jeremiah was shy and disposed to melancholy. That is one reason to believe that he wrote the Book of Lamentations (Lamentings) that directly follows Jeremiah. His character parallels Moses’ in his reluctance to take a leading role for Yahweh. As Moses taught the Hebrews in their first 40 years of national history, Jeremiah admonished them in the last 40 years. Answer: F

e-News 8/28/2020

Filling Up for Tabernacles
This year is shaping up to be a banner year for the Feast of Tabernacles at YRM. All lodging at our Recreation Center has been reserved for weeks. RV parking is nearing capacity, and we have received reservations for 17 tent sites to date. Although the Holts Summit motel is closed, abundant lodging is only seven miles away in Jefferson City.

Online Bible Orders Surging
Since July 1 we have processed 651 online orders for the Restoration Study Bible fourth edition. These orders alone have recouped a third of the cost of publishing the 10,000 Restoration Study Bibles. Proceeds go into the Bible account for future editions. Praise Yahweh that YRM is able to spiritually feed so many hungering for the truth of the Word hidden for millennia. Check it out here>>

TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
Psalm 121:5-6 is one of protection: “Yahweh is thy keeper: Yahweh is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.” This passage shows the involvement of heavenly bodies, like star constellations, in affecting the lives of humans daily.
A. True
B. False
Yahweh uses the sun and moon to illustrate His day and night protection of all that distresses us. Some say the moon merely represents nighttime protection. Others point out that not only was sunstroke a real danger in the Middle East, but there was also the ancient notion that over-exposure to the moon’s rays led to lunacy, which is cognate to the word “lunar.” Answer B

“Faith is like swimming the backstroke, reaching above and behind us into an unknown we cannot see.” – Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

e-News 8/14/20

New Roofs at YRM
Because of damaging hail at the end of March, we are currently replacing the roofs on all YRM buildings, including the guest house. We praise Yahweh that the damage was limited to hail and not from tornadoes or high winds. A land hurricane of 100-mph wind destroyed the corn crop in dozens of counties north of us in Iowa this past week. We pray for those farmers. We are seeing unusual weather in addition to social unrest across the nation—in fulfillment of prophecies of Matthew 24 and Revelation 6.
Our Backhoe Fully Operational
Thanks to the tireless efforts of Bro. Chris Fouts, YRM’s backhoe is again up and running. We were in the process of fixing a ditch on one of our roads after 6 inches of rain created a deep gully when the machine died. Chris was able to locate a short in the wiring and repair it.
We thank all who helped fund the repairs of this essential machine.
TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
Why isn’t the Jewish calendar the same as the biblical calendar?
A.     Jewish calendar months begin with the dark conjunction, not the new moon
B.     The Jewish calendar begins in the autumn in the month Tishri, not in spring with Abib
C.     The Jewish calendar adds a 13th month every 2-3 years to coincide with the seasons
D.     The Jewish calendar has postponement rules unknown in Scripture
E.      All of these
Yahweh’s calendar is observational to establish the year and months. Feast days are determined by counting days within those months. His design is to get us actively involved in His worship. Calculation produces passivity.
Answer: E
(See charts at Leviticus 23 and Deuteronomy 16 in Restoration Study Bible 4th ed.)

Help YRM Get on Logos Bible software

We are trying to use every tool we can to get Yahweh’s word out to the world. Right now, we are trying to get the Restoration Study Bible on the Logos software. Right now we need help! everyone can visit the following link! All you need to do is put in your name and email and you can cast up to 3 votes! Every vote counts and this is just one more way for us to get the word out!

You can vote here!

e-News 7/31/2020

Thousand Restoration Study Bibles Ordered

In the first two weeks after the release of the fourth edition Restoration Study Bible, we have filled nearly a thousand orders. Many are requesting multiple copies to share with family and friends. The paperback Outreach version is making up about half of the orders. Time to upgrade your third edition with the many new features in the fourth, including a topical reference of 120 pages of in-depth study of 100 key topics. Subjects cover the gamut and include: Yahweh, Yahshua, baptism, Feast days, grace, jubilees, millennium, rapture, Sabbath, salvation, and sin. Call or conveniently place your order online at: https://www.yrmstore.org/

Tabernacles Lodging Filled at YRM

All Recreation Center lodging rooms are full for the Feast of Tabernacles. This is unusual for so early in the year. RV spots are also mostly filled. Tenting spots are still available. There are also numerous hotels in Jefferson City. We advise not waiting to make your lodging reservations. Register Here>>

TEST YOUR TUTELAGE

What was Esther’s answer to Mordecai’s second demand that she approach the throne uninvited, at great personal risk, and plead the cause of the Jews?
A.     No way! Do you want me to die?
B.     Okay, but you’ll need to go with me.
C.     Your demand is much too risky.
D.     I will do it and take the consequences.
“So will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish” (Esther 4:15-17).
Answer: D

e-News 7/17/2020

Feast of Tabernacles Fast Approaching
With fewer than three months remaining until the Feasts of the seventh month, we pray you are making preparations to be with us for Tabernacles the evening of October 3-10 (depending on the new moon sighting). Only a handful of rooms remain in YRM’s recreation center. If you would like a room but have not registered, we suggest you act now! The local motel is closed, but other lodging is available in nearby Jefferson City.

If you have never kept the Feasts with us, make this the year to begin your walk of obedience, Leviticus 23:33-44. Above all, a Feast is a time to worship Almighty Yahweh (Lev. 23:1). There will be daily worship services along with a Bible study or two, an evangelism workshop, and introductory Hebrew class. For fellowship we plan an outdoor movie, sports events, river walk, bowling, hayride and wiener roast, ladies event, and much more. We will also hold a baptismal service for those seeking immersion into Yahshua’s Name. And don’t miss the traditional Night of Special Music where all can participate. You can register for Tabernacles at: https://yrm.org/feast-of-tabernacles-2020-registration/

RSB-4 Flying Out the Door
Hundreds of the fourth edition of the Restoration Study Bible were shipped this week. Phone and online orders are coming in daily, all day long. A group of believers in southern Missouri filled a pickup truck with more than 200 outreach paperback Bibles as part of their evangelism. Place your order online at: https://www.yrmstore.org/

TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
King Ahaziah, son of wicked Ahab and Jezebel, fell through an upper window in his palace in Samaria. Severely injured, he sent messengers to inquire of which pagan deity for healing?
A. Dagon
B. Baal-zebub
C. Mot
D. Molech
Baal-zebub (literally “lord of flies”) was a god of Ekron. He may have appeared as a fly; used flies as his messengers; or, more probably, was believed to control the breeding of flies. In the New Testament (spelled Beelzebub) he is regarded as a prince of demons (Matt. 12:24; Luke 11:15). The reason given for Ahaziah’s impending death was that he had sought help from a heathen idol and not Yahweh (2Kings 1:3, 16). Answer: B

e-News 7/10/2020

Fourth Edition in Motion
It was all knees and elbows as more than 200 new Restoration Study Bibles went out the door in the first full week of fulfilling requests for the Fourth Edition. Sis. Jessica Mansager has been substituting for Debbie Wirl in the mailing department while she is away (see photo). We are shipping out Bibles daily because of the high demand. Bibles can be ordered online or by phone. https://www.yrmstore.org/shop (click on the cover style you want. Contents exactly the same in all cover choices).

Seventh-month Feasts Three Months Away
Time to make your Feast reservations for the Feast of Tabernacles Oct. 3-10 at Holts Summit. Rooms are filling up at YRM’s recreation center. The past lockdown has apparently taken its toll on America’s Best Value Inn at Holts Summit, as it is now closed. Unless it reopens, those without campers or not tenting can still make reservations with a Jefferson City or Fulton hotel. The good news is that Jefferson City is only 7 miles away with many hotels to choose from. For reservation information and more see https://yrm.org/2020-feast-of-tabernacles/

TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
How will travel to the Holy Land be facilitated in the Millennium?
A. On oxcarts like the Ark of the Covenant
B. By boat down the Jordan River
C. On a cause-way through the wilderness
D. By Spirit Airlines
There shall be constructed, as it were, a great cause­way leading through the wilderness to Zion. “And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein. No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, ii shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there,” Isaiah 35:8-9. Answer: C

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
Worship–It’s not about you, it’s about Him.
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