E-news 5/24/2019

Jefferson city tornado 2019Yahweh’s Protection from the Storm
We and Yahweh’s people and facilities at Holts Summit were blessed with His protection from the EF3 (just shy of an EF4) tornado Wednesday night that unleashed a direct hit on the center of Jefferson City seven miles away. Based on its 30-mile-long, northern trajectory, our facility near Holts Summit was directly in its 20-mile path. But just a few miles from us, it turned eastward. Thank you for your prayers. Yahweh is good to His faithful!

 

Outreach Reaches New Heights
Our YouTube videos are experiencing steady interest and growth. We now have more than 75,000 subscribers and over 140,000 views of our programs just in the last month.  The total views from our YouTube channel have now surpassed 11 million.

 

Booklet Given New Life
We have published a new and improved booklet on the number seven entitled, “The Commanded Appointments and the Cycle of 7.” This revamped publication reveals additional significance and meaning in the number seven in the Scriptures. From creation week to the seven annual Feasts, Yahweh created a unique influence in the number seven, both physically and spiritually. This number that equates to spiritual perfection is built into the universe itself, and rejuvenates us in numerous ways when we align our lives and worship to it.

 

Supporting YRM Is Easy
The kitchen renovation at YRM continues making progress as some of the commercial appliances have been put in place. You can conveniently donate toward the fund or to our other outreach programs 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 TUTELAGE
Two of the annual Feasts are week-long observances and include high days and non-high days. We must observe the high day Sabbaths of the Feasts of Unleavened Bread and Tabernacles, but the rest of the days in those week-long Feasts are optional and are not necessary for us to gather on or observe.

A. True

B. False

The law in Leviticus 23 states what was done during these Feasts: “And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto Yahweh: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto Yahweh seven days…” (vv. 6-8) Note the number: seven days. Concerning the Feast of Tabernacles we read, “On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto Yahweh: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto Yahweh: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein” (23:35-36).

When Israel was rebuilding the Temple under Zerubbabel, to return to proper worship they began by keeping the Feast of Tabernacles. Ezra 3:4-5 details this event: “They kept also the feast of tabernacles, as it is written, and offered the daily burnt offerings by number, according to the custom, as the duty of every day required; And afterward offered the continual burnt offering, both of the new moons, and of all the set feasts of Yahweh that were consecrated, and of every one that willingly offered a freewill offering unto Yahweh.”

To offer daily offerings the people had to be physically present every one of the seven days. If only the high days were mandated then Israel would not be required to give offerings each day of the Feasts.

Answer: B

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