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 

YRM E-News March 1, 2019

E-news, March 1, 2019
Passover and Feasts Calendar
We will know by the projected March 7 new moon whether Passover this year will fall on March 20 or April 15 and will announce it in next week’s E-news and online. We observe the start of the biblical year by a specifically defined stage of ripening barley in Israel, called Abib, which was also the name of the month Yahweh established in Exodus 9:31-32 for the Passover. Abib is defined by agriculture and Israel was an agricultural nation. Deuteronomy 16:1 says that Abib is the month to keep Passover. There, “Observe the month of Abib” and keep the Passover, literally reads, “Watch for the new moon of young ears of grain.” Yahweh is specific about when His Feasts occur in the calendar for proper observance. It is popularly assumed that Passover must fall in the astronomical spring because of Leviticus 23:4, where the KJV uses the term seasons. However, “seasons” is from moed in Hebrew and means appointed time, as rightly translated in the NIV Study Bible, Revised Standard Version and others. Establishing Abib is critical not only for Passover but also as the first month of the year it also sets the month for each of the annual Feasts that follow.

Let us know if you spot the new moon the evening of March 7. You can make a report on the New Moon Network under Feasts at yrm.org. For those planning to come for Passover we have numerous rooms available at this time in the recreation center. Also, America’s Best Value Inn is only 2 miles away in Holts Summit. For more information call: 573-896-1000.

Outreach Continues Remarkable Growth
Yahweh is blessing our outreach through the mobile app and yrm.org website. Since it took flight a month ago, our app has more than 800 subscribers. Our YouTube channel has logged a half million minutes of program viewing by 75,000 subscribers in the past 28 days. Since launching the app we also have added 500 subscribers to our Roku channel.

Ark of the Covenant Model
Our thanks to Bro. Gary Mansager for his laborious work assembling a beautiful, life-size model of the Ark of the Covenant! It will be used as a prop in the TV studio for future videos.

Going Back to Molech
Recent news reports on legislation in New York state, Virginia, and now Illinois push the limits on abortion to further liberalize standing statutes on this national atrocity. We as a nation are following the lead of the Canaanites who sacrificed their children to their idol Molech, as one in four women in America will have an abortion by age 45, with 60 percent being mothers. In 2014 we sat down in the YRM TV studios for three interviews with the president of the National Right to Life Committee to discuss the abortion tragedy. You can find them under a YouTube search: Abortion Facts – National Right to Life, Carol Tobias.

TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
What Feasts are mentioned by name in the New Testament?
A. Feast of Unleavened Bread, Feast of Weeks (Pentecost), Feast of Tabernacles
B. Day of Atonement, Feast of Weeks (Pentecost), Feast of Tabernacles
C. Feast of Unleavened Bread, Day of Atonement, Feast of Trumpets
D. Passover, Feast of Weeks (Pentecost), Feast of Trumpets

While the Passover is mentioned, it’s technically not a Feast but a memorial as work is not prohibited on Passover day. We find a reference to the Day Atonement in Acts 27:9, where it calls it the “fast.” While the Feast of Trumpets is not indicated by formal name, it is likely found prophetically through Yahshua’s Second Coming (1Thes. 4:16-18). The following Feasts are mentioned by name in the New Testament: Feast of Unleavened Bread (Matt. 26:17; Mark 14:1; Luke 22:1; Acts 12:3; 20:6), Feast of Weeks (Pentecost) (Acts 2:1; 20:16; 1Cor. 16:8) and Feast of Tabernacles (John 7:2).

Answer A

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YRM E-News Feb 22, 2019

E-news Lives Again, and Just in Time!

With this report we are again publishing our weekly E-news.  The E-news keeps our members and supporters abreast of the latest ministry happenings, including progress in outeach, news of the Feasts, publication announcements, and future plans.

Since the 2018 Feast of Tabernacles we have been working tirelessly on several extensive outreach projects as well as renovations at our facility at Holts Summit. Get all the details in this E-news.

Our App Is Launched

Our mobile app is now available through Apple, Android, and Amazon devices. From the app you can watch our YRM video network playing 24/7 as well as live events like weekly Sabbath services. Also on the app you can access all our archived TV and teaching videos; music; submit prayer requests for networked prayer; read all our booklets and the current magazine as well as the Restoration Study Bible, and see a local event calendar along with weekly ministry news and much more – all at your fingertips. (To download the app simply go to the app store and search for Yahweh’s Restoration Ministry) Download the app today!

More Updates on Roku

Our Roku channel has also been revamped with much more content. This medium is becoming a serious contender among our many avenues of electronic ministry. Search Yahweh’s Restoration Ministry on your Roku device.

Second Floor Conversion

For years the upper room at the east end of the meeting hall has been vacant. It was once used as an audio recording studio until the studio was moved to the TV operations center. It will now serve during services as extra seating for parents with young children in a windowed balcony. This will also help free up seating space in the meeting hall during Feasts and special events.

Kitchen Is Expanding

Having finished the YRM activities and lodging building we are now working on renovating our main kitchen. Our goal is for a more commercial facility for use mainly during the Feasts. Many of the appliances were purchased at a sale in St. Louis where we were able to save tens of thousands of dollars by buying used. For example, a Hobart convection oven and a Traulsen roll-in refrigerator were acquired at a fraction of the price of new. Also, we intend to do most of the labor ourselves in an effort to economize. A conservative estimate of renovation costs is $18,500. If you would like to help with these expenses you can donate through the YRM app (either tap the “Give” function tab or the “Support this ministry” section on the main page) or in any of the ways listed below.

RT Now in Full Color

Enhancements to the Restoration Times (RT) magazine are keeping up with the many ongoing improvements in our web site (yrm.org). For the past two issues the RT has gone full color. We strive for excellence in biblical teaching along with a desire to present Yahweh’s truths as attractively as possible in all of our outreach endeavors.

Ways You Can Support YRM

We are blessed by those who give tithes and regular offerings. They are the backbone of this ministry, carrying the lion’s share of paying the monthly bills and helping our outreach grow.You can help this ministry through the new app, check, money order; credit card; PayPal and automatic pay through your bank (contact us).
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Amazon Smile

You can also contribute when you shop online through AmazonSmile. It costs you nothing and YRM reaps a percentage of each online purchase. To date, YRM has received $421 from 40 AmazonSmile customers. You can sign up by first following these instructions from Amazon: “When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.” Then continue the setup on your device through Amazon’s instructions. Amazon Smile link>>

TEST YOUR TUTELAGE

How does a tree branch reveal “Yahshua” as the Savior’s Name in the Old Testament?
A. It grows out of Yahweh’s Name (Yah-shua/Yah-weh)
B. His Name is a strong tower, not a branch
C. The name Joshua (Yahshua) in the Old Testament is called a Branch.
D. There is no connection.

 

Zechariah 6:12 connects the same name of two men. It says that “Joshua…whose name is the BRANCH, will build the temple of Yahweh and will rule upon His throne.” Only the Son Yahshua fulfills that role as He branches out into other roles. This passage shows that Joshua as high priest (3:1-5) and Yahshua share the same name. In the Hebrew they are both “Yahshua.”

Answer: C

 

 

2018 Annual Donation Letter

Greetings Brethren and Supporters in Yahshua,

The secular new year gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on a very busy, productive, and blessed
2018. Yahweh has clearly been guiding every step of the way and our prayer is that you are enjoying His
goodness as well, as you put Him first in your life. Thanks to you, our shared efforts to reach the world with
His Truth are bearing fruit for His glory. Your 2018 annual tax-deductible receipt is enclosed, and we
cannot thank you enough for your dedication and prayers that make it all happen.

The biggest milestone of the year was the virtual completion of the new recreation and lodging center for
Feasts and events. Volunteer brethren worked their hearts out all summer and fall in a determined push to
prepare the lodging facility for Tabernacles. One day we counted 44 volunteers in the building and parking
lot “work area,” sanding and painting the 52 doors and trim as well as the lumber to make the 100-plus
bunkbeds for the 27 sleeping rooms. YRM has always been blessed with dedicated brethren who give of
their time and skills because they love the brotherhood and desire to see this ministry go forward. That is
true love of Yahshua, Matthew 25:40. Our sincerest “thank you” to all the volunteers and to you who
donated to the building fund, as well as your continual support of our daily outreach efforts.

With the multi-faceted outreach that defines YRM, we are always busy updating, expanding, and improving
as we look for greater and better ways to be more effective in spreading Yahweh’s Truth. As seen in the
latest, full-color Restoration Times magazine, we will soon have a new mobile app that will give
unprecedented access to our archives as well as integration with Roku, the website, and direct live
streaming. You will be able to watch all our Roku videos and classic sermons free on the App Store and
Google Play. Our live-streaming audio and video will also be upgraded and fine-tuned in the coming
months. This improvement will give much smoother online presentations as well as access to all we offer.

We are also working on a new, expanded edition of the Restoration Study Bible. The supply of the outreach
edition paperback RSB is now depleted.

Our small, Gideon-like workforce faces big challenges and great opportunities, and with your help we will
use every means and ability Yahweh gives us to get His Truths to the world.

Please remember YRM in your prayers, as we do you. And may Yahweh bless you.

In Yahshua’s Saving Name,

Yahweh’s Restoration Ministry

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Ministry News for August 10, 2018

Remember Me

This week we added a new post to our Come to the Garden blog entitled, Remember Me. Sister Debbie Reed writes from the perspective of the unborn. This thought-provoking and heart-wrenching literary piece will make all who read it appreciate and ponder the importance of life, especially for the unborn. For more information, visit our online Come to the Garden blog.

 Recent Q&A’s

What is your position regarding those who call themselves Jews today?
You say that the temple was not on the Temple Mount, but within the ancient City of David. 1Chronicles 3:1 states that it was on Mt. Moriah. How can both be right?

Progress on Activities Building

We continue to make excellent progress on our activities building. This week we had a “work night” with many volunteers to sand, stain, and cut wood for the upper level bunk beds. Ryan, Lucas, and James have also made considerable headway with the communal bathrooms, kitchen, and dorm rooms. Delwin Wilson is also nearing completion on the upstairs carpet. While we are on schedule to have the facilities completed by Tabernacles, there remains much work to be done. To learn how to help or to see recent photos, please visit our online building donation page.

Fall Feasts Approaching

The fall Feasts will soon be upon us. For those new to this faith, Yahweh’s Feast days are critically important. Not only are they commanded and will be observed in the millennial Kingdom, but they also reveal His plan of salvation for mankind. The fall Feasts focus on Yahshua’s Second Coming, the establishment of the Kingdom, and the final judgment of mankind. If you are unable to join us in Holts Summit, we will be broadcasting live during these Feasts (Tabernacles online to be limited to high days and weekly Sabbath)

Feast of Trumpets: September 11
Day of Atonement: September 20
Feast of Tabernacles: September 25 – October 1
Last Great Day: October 2

Feast of Tabernacles Invitation

We warmly invite you to this year’s Feast of Tabernacles in Holts Summit, Missouri. Along with daily worship services and several Bible workshops, we have many activities planned for young and old, including: roller skating, volleyball, bingo, Hebrew dancing, puppet show, bounce house, and more. As for lodging, we have one dorm room remaining and several electric tent sites available. There is also one hotel, America’s Best Value Inn, in Holts Summit, two miles from the Assembly along with several more hotels in Jefferson City (10-15 minutes from YRM). This Feast promises to be a tremendous blessing. Don’t delay, register today. For more information, visit yrm.org/tabernacles-2018.

Prayer List

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TEST YOUR TUTELAGE

 The Bible is a living document that changes with the culture.

A. True
B. False

While many believe that Yahweh’s Word changes with the times, Malachi 3:6 states, “For I am Yahweh, I change not.” Our Heavenly Father is the same yesterday, today, and forever. This is also true of His Word. The same standards of morality in the Old also apply in the New Testament. While society may accept homosexuality, transgender, and other abominable lifestyles, the Bible forbids them and defines them as sin.

 

Answer: B

Ministry News for July 27, 2018

Donation Receipts

Second quarter donation receipts, April – June, were mailed this week. We sincerely thank all those who generously support this Ministry. Our efforts are made possible only through your assistance. As we find in the third chapter of Malachi, “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith Yahweh of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it,” verse 10. Donation page >>

Fall Feasts Approaching

The fall Feasts will soon be upon us. For those new to this faith, Yahweh’s Feast days are critically important. Not only are they commanded and will be observed in the millennial Kingdom, but they also reveal His plan of salvation for mankind. The fall Feasts focus on Yahshua’s Second Coming, the establishment of the Kingdom, and the final judgment of mankind. If you are unable to join us in Holts Summit, we will be broadcasting live during these Feasts (Tabernacles to be limited to high days and weekly Sabbath)

Feast of Trumpets: September 11
Day of Atonement: September 20
Feast of Tabernacles: September 25 – October 1
Last Great Day: October 2

Progress on Activities Building

We continue to make excellent progress on our activities building. This week we had a “work night” with over 30 volunteers. We were able to clean and organize several rooms, including our gym, and begin staining the wood for the bunk beds. In addition, Ryan, Lucas, and James stained the lower level floors in the bathrooms and dorm rooms along with working on the communal kitchen. In addition, Brother Delwin Wilson has begun installing the carpet in the upper level rooms. While we are on schedule to have the facilities completed by Tabernacles, there remains much work to be done. To learn how to help or to see recent photos, please visit our online building donation page.

Feast of Tabernacles Invitation

We warmly invite you to this year’s Feast of Tabernacles in Holts Summit, Missouri. Along with daily worship services and several Bible workshops, we have many activities planned for young and old, including: roller skating, volleyball, bingo, Hebrew dancing, puppet show, bounce house, and more. As for lodging, only electric tent sites remain, as all dorm rooms and RV sites have been reserved. There is also one hotel, America’s Best Value Inn, in Holts Summit, two miles from the Assembly along with several more hotels in Jefferson City (10-15 minutes from YRM). This Feast promises to be a tremendous blessing. Don’t delay, register today. For more information, visit yrm.org/tabernacles-2018.

Recent Q&As:

You state, “…we accept Yahshua as an Elohim.” Can you explain what you mean by this?
Is Christ a proper title to use in reference to our Savior?
Did Paul follow the Messiah’s teachings or did he hijack them and begin a new religion?
Do you believe that mankind has an immortal soul?
Will the two witnesses be one of the signs we need to watch for and what is the chronology of their arrival, ministry, death, and departure?

Prayer List

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TEST YOUR TUTELAGE

Paul states that the Messiah is the end, termination, of the Law?

A. True
B. False

While Paul does state that the Messiah is the “end of the law” in Romans 10:4, he is not referring to termination. The Greek word for end is telos and can refer either to a goal or termination point. Strong’s states, “…to set out for a definite point or goal); properly, the point aimed at as a limit, i.e. (by implication) the conclusion of an act or state (termination [literally, figuratively or indefinitely], result [immediate, ultimate or prophetic], purpose); specifically, an impost or levy (as paid).” Since Yahshua stated in Matthew 5:17 that He came not to destroy the law, it would be nonsensical to conclude that He abolished the Law.

 

Answer: B

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Ministry News for July 7, 2018

Major YouTube Milestone

As an outreach ministry, our main focus has always been evangelism. One of our main sources of outreach is YouTube. Recently we hit a major milestone, surpassing 61,000 subscribers with over 9 million total views. YRM has also expanded to Roku, AppleTV, Android TV, and Amazon Fire. Since inception, we’ve garnered over 1.8 million views from these additional platforms, mostly from Roku. We thank Yahweh for his blessings and awesome provision in allowing us to reach so many with the truth.

Progress on Activities Building

We continue to make excellent progress on our activities building. With more than 25 volunteers this last week, we were able to paint nearly all the upstairs of our activities building. This includes 22 rooms and several hallways. In addition to adult volunteers many of our youth also helped in this endeavor. While we are ahead of schedule, there remains much work to be done. We are receiving bids to carpet the upstairs. Also, our team of brethren is working on the electrical and will be staining the concrete floors on the lower levels in the coming days. This will allow them to finish the communal bathrooms and kitchen. To learn how to help or to see recent photos, please visit our online building donation page.

Feast of Tabernacles Invitation

We warmly invite you to this year’s Feast of Tabernacles in Holts Summit, Missouri. Along with daily worship services and several Bible workshops, we have many activities planned for young and old, including: roller skating, volleyball, bingo, Hebrew dancing, puppet show, bounce house, and more. As for lodging, we have one remaining dorm room in our new activities building and several electric-only tent sites. If you are interested in a dorm room, we encourage you to register soon. Because these rooms are limited, they are available only to those who plan to observe all eight days of the Feast with YRM. There is also one hotel, America’s Best Value Inn, in Holts Summit, two miles from the Assembly. This Feast promises to be a blessing and a taste of the Kingdom. Don’t delay, register today. For more information, visit https://yrm.org/tabernacles-2018.

Prayer List

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TEST YOUR TUTELAGE

What is Docetism?

A. The belief that the Father and Son are one in essence.
B. The belief that the Son’s human form was only an illusion.
C. The belief that the Son came to impart secret knowledge.
D. The belief that the Father was a wicked and lesser G-d.

 

Docetism was a theological controversy in the early church. The word docetism comes from the Greek dokeĩn (to seem) and dókēsis (apparition, phantom). It’s a belief that Yahshua’s human form was only an illusion. Followers of docetism rejected Yahshua’s humanity and the notion that He suffered on the tree. This belief was rejected and deemed heretical at the Council of Nicaea in 325 CE.

 

Correct: B