E-news 5/17/2019

Feast Accommodations Going Fast

Only a few rooms remain in the recreation center at YRM for the Feast of Tabernacles September 17.

We encourage those who want to stay in the center but don’t yet have reservations to act soon.  Other options are tenting, travel trailer or a motel room. The weather should be warm for camping and we have electrical hookups in some tent areas.  We look forward to a terrific Feast blessing and encourage all with a heart to obey Yahweh to join us.

 

Supporting YRM Made Easy

Summer months are typically hard on the ministry income. Our bills are relentless year-round, however. We are also knee-deep in kitchen remodeling at the fellowship hall and need your help so we can make it usable by Tabernacles. Donations so far: $1,140. Goal: $18,000. You can donate to the fund and in a variety of other ways. Discover how at our website: https://yrm.org/donate/

A reminder that Amazon Smile contributes a portion of your purchases to YRM every time you shop with Amazon online, and it costs you nothing. To participate in this program, go to: https://smile.amazon.com/

TEST YOUR TUTELEGE

Why is the first biblical month essential to the rest of the yearly Feasts of Yahweh?

A. Because the whole series of seven Feasts are based on the first one.

B. Because Yahweh’s Feasts are agriculturally established, including the first one.

C. Because Yahweh’s Feasts pivot on firstfruits of the individual Feast harvests.

D. Because “seasons” in Genesis 1:14 means appointed times, set by the first Feast.

Disregarding the Abib firstfruits of the first biblical month of the year leads to a cascade of derailments in the Feast calendar. If the first month of the year is off by a month, the rest of the calendar and its Feasts will also be off a month. Abib is specifically and only defined as a stage of maturing barley. It is not solar. The greening of barley grain into the dough stage is the only criterion specified in the Bible establishing the first month of the year is. Therefore the first month is appropriately called Abib.  Many unstudied in the Feasts and the all-important firstfruits that are offered within them stumble by splitting Pentecost or Feast of Weeks into two separate Feasts, calling one Pentecost and the other the “Feast of firstfruits.” In doing this they end up with eight Feasts, misusing Exodus 34:22. Their fuzzy math works only if they combine the Feast of Tabernacles and Last Great Day into one Feast, which is a popular error. The Bible clearly separates them into two observances, Leviticus 23:36, 39.  Tabernacles and Unleavened Bread are both seven days. Yahweh’s  design is consistent in both Feasts.

Answer: A,B,C,D

YRM E-news 5/10/2019

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Feast of Weeks May 12

The Feast of Weeks or Pentecost will be observed this weekend on May 12 at Holts Summit. We will have two inspiring days of spiritual uplift and learning. Both messages Sabbath and Pentecost will be broadcast live (1:30 pm Central). Come join others of like faith for a weekend that only Yahweh can give as we obey His command in this third moed of the year.

 

Now Accepting  2019 FOT Reservations

We also invite you to the 2019 Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot)
celebration from the evening of September 15th through September 21th (based on the new moon crescent, it may be observed a day earlier). This important event will be observed in Holts Summit, Missouri, at YRM’s facilities. Reservations are coming in, so reserve your room now.  Watch a video tour of the activity/lodging center by Bro. Lucas Cecil at https://yrm.org/tabernacles-2019.  You will also find a Feast schedule and registration form at this URL.

 

Kitchen Expansion Fund Needs Your Help

Renovation continues on our kitchen facility at Holts Summit, estimated at a cost of $13,000. We are doing nearly all the work ourselves as we try to economize.  The project will double our kitchen space

for Feasts, weekly Sabbaths and other events.

 

TEST YOUR TUTELAGE

When the Jewish nation is first mentioned in the Bible, what are they doing?

 

A – Receiving the Law

B – Celebrating the Old Covenant

C – Wandering in the Desert

D – Fighting a war with Israel

 

Israel was originally a confederation of twelve tribes. After the death of Solomon, the harsh-speaking Rehoboam came to power. Ten Northern tribes of Israel broke away in revolt while the southern tribes of Judah and Benjamin remained under the leadership of Judah, where Rehoboam remained King (1Kings 12:21). These became known as “The Jews.” A civil war for unification broke out, which was halted only at the command of Yahweh’s prophet (1Kings 12:22-24). From this point forward, “Israel” and “Judah” have parallel but separate histories in the Bible.

Answer: D

 

“True worship is not about you, it’s about Him.”

YRM E-news 5/3/2019

March-April Restoration Times Mailed April 29

The latest Restoration Times magazine should be showing up in subscribers’ mailboxes soon, along with the Feast and new moon calendar and information on the kitchen remodel at YRM and how you can help with it. This issue includes articles debunking evolution, a review of fossilized traditions, Pentecost, how Easter came from Passover, humility, and much more. You can download a digital copy at: https://yrm.org/restoration-times-archive/  Pictured are dedicated volunteers preparing the issue for mailing.

 

Feast of Weeks May 12

In about a week we will be observing the Feast of Weeks, or Pentecost, at Holts Summit. Those joining us will enjoy an inspiring two days of spiritual uplift and learning. We have 27 lodging rooms in the multipurpose center for a nominal fee of $20 per night. Come join others of like faith for a weekend that only Yahweh can give as we obey His command in this third moed of the year.
You can reserve a room by calling us toll free: 1-844-899-6438

 

Now Accepting  2019 FOT Reservations

We invite you to the 2019 Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) celebration from the evening of September 15th through September 21th (based on the new moon crescent, it may be observed a day earlier). This important event will be observed in Holts Summit, Missouri, at YRM’s facilities. Watch a video tour of the activity center by Bro. Lucas Cecil at https://yrm.org/tabernacles-2019/  You will also find a Feast schedule and registration form at this URL.

 

Feast of Tabernacles Worship and Activities

The Feast offers incredible insight into our Father’s plan of salvation for mankind. It represents not only Israel’s 40 years in the wilderness, but prophetically points to the coming Kingdom, when Yahshua will govern the earth with His saints, Revelation 20:6.

 

Above all, the Feast is a time to worship Almighty Yahweh (Lev. 23:1). There is no greater purpose! To follow this command, we will have daily worship services along with several Bible studies throughout the Feast. We will also have a baptismal service for those seeking immersion into Yahshua’s Name. A Night of Special Music is always a hit, and all are invited to participate. In addition to the inspiring and informative messages and Bible workshops, we have several activities planned, including: volleyball, basketball, bingo, Hebrew dancing, western day, a day at the lake, and so much more!

 

Kitchen Expansion Fund – Can You Help?

Because our kitchen facility at Holts Summit is woefully inadequate for feasts and other events, we are renovating the facility. A used commercial dishwasher was purchased at a fraction of the cost of new a couple of years ago and we are taking it out of storage for installation. A convection oven and standard gas oven were also purchased used and await installation. Plumbing has recently been completed for the dishwasher. We are doing nearly all the work ourselves as we try to economize.

We estimate the total cost of the kitchen expansion at $13,600, with fire suppression range hood. If you would like to help with any aspect of this project, here is the breakdown you can choose from:

Propane install:                                        $1,500

Framing:                                                  $3,000

Range hood with fire suppression:        $6,300

(Range hood without fire suppression  $3,000)

Split unit AC:                                            $1,500

Wall panels of stainless steel for oven:  $1,300

 

Help with any of these items would be great blessing to YRM. This much-needed project will bring many years of convenience and enjoyment for all who come for Yahweh’s Feasts.

Donations can be made here>> 

 

TEST YOUR TUTELAGE

 

What is the Nomina Sacra?

  1. Manuscripts from a heretical sect of the fifth century
  2. Old Testament scrolls discovered near Mt. Sinai in Arabia
  3. Rabbinic writings that are only nominally sacred
  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 Sacrahave 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.

YRM E-news 4/26/2019

E-news 4/26/19

 

Feast of Weeks May 12
In only two weeks we will be observing the Feast of Weeks, or Pentecost, at Holts Summit. Those
joining us will enjoy an inspiring two days of spiritual uplift and learning. We have 27 lodging rooms in the multipurpose center for a nominal fee of $20 per night. Come join others of like faith for a weekend that only Yahweh can give as we obey His command in this third moed of the year.
You can reserve a room by calling us toll free: 1-844-899-6438

Kitchen Expansion Fund – Can You Help?
Because our kitchen facility at Holts Summit is woefully inadequate for feasts and other events, we are renovating the facility. A used commercial dishwasher was purchased at a fraction of the cost of new a couple of years ago and we are taking it out of storage for installation. A convection oven and standard gas oven were also purchased used and await installation. Plumbing has recently been completed for the dishwasher. We are doing most of the work ourselves as we try to economize.
We estimate the total cost of the kitchen expansion at $13,600, with fire suppression range hood. If you would like to help with any aspect of this project, here is the breakdown you may choose from:
Propane install:   $1,500
Framing:              $3,000
Range hood with fire suppression: $6,300
(Range hood without fire suppression: $3,000)
Split unit AC: $1,500
Wall panels of stainless steel for oven: $1,300
Donations can be made here>> 

Help with any of these items would be great blessing to YRM. This much-needed project will bring years of convenience and enjoyment for all who come for Yahweh’s Feasts.

TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
What is the biblically-documented way to lead people to the Messiah?
A – The law
B – The book of John
C – Telling them Yahweh loves them
D – Having a good testimony
Many have become acquainted with the Savior through the book of John. But Paul declares that the law is a “schoolmaster” leading us to the Messiah (Galatians 3:24). Much has been written about the Greek word for “schoolmaster.” It is an excellent metaphor for the process that leads to the conviction of sin. Upon our conversion Yahshua points us back to the law (Matthew 5:17-20), not as a harsh schoolmaster, but as the basis for knowing our sacred duty in a new life in Him.
Answer: A
“Worship is not about you but about Him. Follow His Word no matter where it takes you.”

E-news 4/19/19

E-news for April 19, 2019

Second Passover
A reminder that we will be rebroadcasting this year’s Passover service online tonight at 8:00 CT. Those who are immersed into Yahshua’s Name but who missed the Passover a month ago for being on a journey, must log on tonight, Num. 9:13. You will need some matzo (unleavened bread) and grape juice (not wine). Simply follow the service and partake when the time comes. You can join the foot-washing portion if you are sharing the service with others. Watch live here>>

Below is the letter sent this week to all contributors
May Yahweh find you and yours enjoying a welcomed change from the difficult weather conditions that at least half of the country experienced this winter.  Even though many brethren and supporters of YRM faced financial challenges the last several months, the needs of this ministry were not neglected and we were able to keep above water financially. We are thankful that a turnaround is underway and we praise Yahweh that we can now move forward in greater ways to evangelize Yahweh’s Truth to a world in spiritual meltdown.

We had a truly memorable and fulfilling Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread at Holts Summit as brethren from all four borders of the country and Europe joined us in obedience to Yahweh’s command, Leviticus 23:5-8. The week was filled with invigorating worship and fellowship, learning, and entertainment. There were eye-opening messages, special musicians on the night of the Mediterranean dinner, youth classes and activities, eye-opening Bible studies and three seminars, including two on learning biblical Hebrew. We were also blessed with four baptisms. Those attending all seven days went away spiritually refreshed and well-fed in every sense.

The next in Yahweh’s seven annual Feasts is Pentecost on May 12. Come for an inspiring double-Sabbath weekend. Lodging is plentiful in our 27-room activity center or you can find commercial accommodations in town.

The remaining Feasts of this year will be upon us before we know it. The projected dates of the remaining biblical seventh month Feasts, are: Trumpets, Aug. 31; Atonement, Sept. 9; Feast of Tabernacles, Sept. 14-20; Last Great Day, Sept. 21. (Trumpets, Tabernacles and Last Great Day could be delayed a day by the new moon.)

Since our last letter, we have published a new booklet, The Lost Temple Mount in Jerusalem. This publication shows many definitive reasons that the traditional temple mount site could not be the where Solomon built the Temple. It is available online as well. The video version has become our most consistently accessed, with over 940,000 views. We have been contacted by both the History Channel and Travel Channel seeking information on this eye-opening breakthrough. The information in the booklet is also a key to end-time prophecy and the return of Yahshua.

We also have good news to share in our latest initiative with the success of our new mobile app. As you may be aware, we seek to be cutting edge in all forms of digital outreach and we praise Yahweh for phenomenal success already. Following is a breakdown to date of the numbers who are downloading the YRM app on various devices: Android – 14,896; Roku – 781; IOS – 240; Apple TV – 6. Total – 15,923. With 24-hour live streaming, views of some of our video programs number into the millions.

One delighted user wrote of the YRM app: “Full of information and packed with media!  Most ministry apps are basic with few features. Not this app. It has a crazy amount of media and literature to read. I can also watch live Sabbath services straight from the app or their live video network. It’s the best Hebrew Roots app out there by miles!”

Yahweh is truly blessing this ministry and we praise Him for you and the growing chorus who desire to share the truth by joining hands to help us reach the world.

Your faithfulness has been a blessing, and is the very means by which work continues in the vineyard of Almighty Yahweh. Your quarterly receipt is enclosed with this mailing.

 

Test Your Tutelage
Who were the first gentiles to undergo New Covenant conversion?

A. Cornelius and his household
B. The Samaritans
C. Disciples at Antioch
D. Greeks who came to the Feast

The Samaritans were neither Jew nor Israelite. They were transplants from Assyrian conquerors, who brought them to Samaria to repopulate the land after the northern 10 tribes were removed from it. Most Jews were prejudiced against the Samaritans, the point of Yahshua’s parable of the Good Samaritan. Their conversion (Acts 8:5-6) was prophesied in Acts 1:8. But it was not a bombshell, like the salvation of Cornelius and his household, who were converted though uncircumcised (Acts 11:2-3). Answer: B.

E-News 4/5/2019

Yahweh’s Commanded Feast of Blessings
We had a wonderful and fulfilling Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread at Holts Summit as brethren from all four U.S. borders and Europe joined us in obedience to Yahweh’s command, Leviticus 23:5-8. The week was filled with worship, learning, and entertainment. There were eye-opening messages, special musicians, youth classes and activities, Bible studies and three seminars, including two on learning basic Hebrew. We were also blessed with four baptisms. Those attending all seven days went away well-fed in every sense.


Feast of Weeks on the Horizon
Mark your calendar for the next of Yahweh’s Feasts, Pentecost, on May 12. Come for an inspiring two-day, double-Sabbath weekend. Lodging is available in our 27-room recreation center or commercially in town.


Mobile App Grows Exponentially

We seek to be cutting edge with digital outreach and we praise Yahweh that our mobile app continues its phenomenal success. Following is a breakdown to date of the numbers of those downloading the YRM app on various devices: Android – 14,896; Roku – 781; IOS – 240; Apple TV – 6. Total – 15,923. This is more than a ten-fold increase from three weeks ago. Views of some of our programs are into the millions. Yahweh is truly blessing this ministry and we praise Him for all who are joining hands to help us get the true biblical message to all the world before Yahshua returns.

TEST YOUR TUTELAGE

What were they doing when the Jewish nation is first mentioned in the Bible?

A – Receiving the law
B – Celebrating the Old Covenant
C – Wandering in the desert
D – Fighting a war with Israel

Israel was originally a confederation of twelve tribes. After the death of Solomon the stern, harsh-speaking Rehoboam came to power. Ten northern tribes of Israel broke away in revolt while the southern tribes of Judah and Benjamin remained under the leadership of Judah, where Rehoboam remained King (1Kings 12:21). These became known as the “Jews.” A civil war for unification broke out, which was halted only at the command of Yahweh’s prophet (1Kings 12:22-24). From this point forward, “Israel” and “Judah” have parallel but separate histories in the Bible. Answer: D.

E-news 3/18/19

Countdown for Passover
With the Passover/FUB only two days away (Passover memorial being the evening of March 20), we are shifting into turbo gear at YRM. We pray that you are preparing spiritually as you prepare physically by removing all leavening agents and leavened products before sunset Thursday, the beginning high day of the Feast. See list of leavening and leavening agents at https://yrm.org/leavening-agents/ For those distant, we will be broadcasting the Passover service and other Feast services live from yrm.org. You can participate in the Passover wherever you are by taking the unleavened emblems and grape juice in real time. Obviously, if alone, you wlll skip the footwashing.

Offering Is Part of Worship
Each of Yahweh’s feasts carries the command for an offering. Israel could not appear before Him without one. The Feast of Unleavened Bread is no exception: “Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty [handed]),” Exodus 23:15. Our prayer is that you will receive great blessings from your obedience.

New App a Great Success
YRM’s recently launched mobile app is producing response beyond expectations. A breakdown to date of those downloading the app from various platforms is: Android – 697; Roku – 648; IOS – 182; Apple TV – 5. Total – 1,532. Views of some of our programs are into the millions. Yahweh is truly blessing us and we praise Him for all who are joining hands to help us get the true message of salvation to all the world.

TEST YOUR TUTELAGE

Some who don’t like some of Paul’s statements about the law and obedience go so far as to discount all of his writings. Other than the Apostle himself, who in the New Testament vouched for Paul’s writings as true and inspired?

A.Peter and James
B. Yahshua and Peter
C. John the Baptist and James
D. No one

When He sent Ananias to anoint Paul to regain his sight, Yahshua told him that Paul was His specifically chosen vessel to take the truth to the nations and Israel, Acts 9:15-16. Peter admitted that sometimes Paul’s statements are hard to understand and that some who are unlearned and unstable wrest them to their own destruction “as they do the other Scriptures,” 2Peter 3:16. Peter includes Paul’s letters with the other inspired Scriptures. Answer: B.

E-news 3/8/2019

E-news for 3/8/2019

 

Happy New Year!

With the confirmation of the barley and new moon of Abib, we say “Happy Biblical New Year!”

Despite a blanket of clouds over much of the central and northern U.S., the new moon of the new year was seen by several observers across the country on March 7. With the new moon confirmed and two groups of barley searchers reporting an abundance of wild, green Abib ears of barley in Israel, we are confident to hold the Passover memorial the evening of March 20. The Feast of Unleavened Bread will be March 22-28 at YRM in Holts Summit as well. We invite all of good will to observe and celebrate Yahweh’s appointed times. You will enjoy worship services along with field trips, seminars, Bible workshops, great meals, and open gymnasium. For lodging, we have 27 dorm rooms in the new activity center, a campground with 12 RV sites with full hookups, and several tent sites available. Please fill out and submit the Passover/Feast registration form at: yrm.org/passover-registration (all fees are listed on the registration form). You must register to secure a dorm, RV or electric tent site. America’s Best Value Inn is two miles away in Holts Summit. Their rates are $60 per night if you mention you are with YRM by phone or in person. Telephone them at 573-896-8787. Other lodging is in Jefferson City (7 miles) and Fulton (16 miles). YRM phone is: 573-896-1000.

The closest airport to Holts Summit is the Columbia Regional Airport. However, it may be more affordable to fly into St. Louis or Kansas City, Missouri. For those taking Greyhound, the closest depot is in Jefferson City, MO. Visitors flying into Kansas City and St. Louis airports will need to provide their own transportation or schedule a pickup and drop-off by Mo-X shuttle service from the airport to the pickup location in Kingdom City. You can reserve a ride online at moexpress.com or by calling (877) 669-4826. If advance notice is given to YRM, the Ministry will provide a shuttle from Kingdom City to Holts Summit.

Get the Leaven Out

Be sure to use up your leavening agents and products before the Feast so that you have none on your property during the Feast. A list of what to look for is at https://yrm.org/leavening-agents/

 

Travel Channel’s Interest

We received a request by a programming agent from the Travel Channel to use our video on The Lost Temple Mount. This is one of our most popular videos, with close to a million views, as it reveals a number of reasons the Jerusalem temple could not historically be where tradition says it is.

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

2019 Abib Confirmed!

Abib Barley Confirmed, Passover Memorial Will Be the Evening of March 20, 2019

We have received reports from two different groups who found Abib barley in Israel. With this barley confirmation they also had this observation: “The Jordan Valley is the lushest I have seen in the 18 years of inspecting. That is following the thoughts before coming but certainly confirmed them as did our findings in our early fields at the confluence of the Jezreel and Jordan Valleys.” With this barley confirmation and the projected new moon sighting March 7, we will be observing the Passover memorial the evening of March 20. The photo of an observer in a field of wild barley verifies their report. Brian Convery, trusted observer, wrote, “If you are not aware, this is more than an omer requirement. This field is traditionally one of our early ones near Re’im Junction.”

We invite all of good will to the Passover/Feast of Unleavened Bread. The Feast will be March 22-28. You will enjoy worship services along with field trips, seminars, Bible workshops, great meals, and open gymnasium. Come and enjoy Yahweh’s days with us. At this time we have a number of dorm rooms available. Reserve yours now. Please fill out and submit the registration form at: yrm.org/passover-registration/

Photo Credits: Brian Convery