I have several important announcements to make, so I am rolling them all into one post:
Chag Yeshua Wrapping Up
As I write this, we have just started the last day of Chag Yeshua. Since it was restored in 2010 CHAG YESHUA has been more and more widely celebrated each year. This year more people celebrated the restored feast of Chag Yeshua than ever before im modern times. This last Sabbath, Chag Yeshua services were held in Nazarene assemblies all over the world. Chag Yeshua celebrations, feasts, barbeques and parties were also held in various locations around the world. "Blessed be the Redeemer of Yisrael unto everlasting. Amen." (3Macc. 7:23)
Rabbi Tom Mitchell Added to the International Nazarene Beit Din
Rabbi Tom Mitchell has been added to the International Nazarene Beit Din. The International Nazarene Beit Din is a body of Nazarene Zakenim ("Elders") formed in 1996 in accordance with the Torah (Dt. 16:18; Ex. 18:19-26). The Beit Din exists as a Rosh Beit Din (Head Beit Din) to resolve halachic issues and other matters scripturally assigned to the beit din. The beit din system is both the biblical way and the Jewish way for Nazarene Judaism to establish halacha and govern itself. The International Nazarene Beit Din operates in the biblical tradition of the ancient Nazarene Beit Din headed by Ya'akov HaTzadik (James the Just) (see Acts 15). It is our hope that the International Nazarene Beit Din will be helpful to Nazarenes everywhere as we work together to reestablish first century Nazarene halacha and endeavor to the unity of the body in the bond of peace.
Rabbi Mitchell has served on the Board of Rabbis for the Union of Nazarene Yisraelite Congregations for many years. In 2003 the UONYC and WNAE entered into a mutual recognition pact based on mutual understandings and a common desire for Nazarene brotherhood and effectiveness, we agreed to work together in some limited but tangible ways for the benefit of all Netzarim. We are pleased now to welcome Rabbi Mitchell as a Elder in the International Nazarene Beit Din. Behold how good and how pleasant it is when the brothers dwell together in unity!
Visit the International Nazarene Beit Din on the web at:
The Nazarene Hasidic Movement Worldwide
We are pleased to announce the creation of The Nazarene Hasidic Movement Worldwide.
Long before modern Hasidism began emphasizing the element of CHESED (loving kindness) through DEVEKUS (cleaving) unto YHWH (Deut. 11:22; Deut. 13:5 (13:4)), these same principles were being taught by Yeshua and his original followers, the Nazarenes. Moreover, these principles were taught even earlier by the ancient Hasidim of the Maccabean period (1Macc. 1:62-64; 2:29; 2:41; 7:12-14; 2Macc. 14:6) and even by the followers of YHWH in the times of the Tanak (Ps. 30:5(4); Ps. 31:24(23); Ps. 37:28; Sira 43:32-33).
This new organization will operate under the umbrella of the Worldwide Nazarene Assembly of Elohim and will help us in our mission to bring the message of Messiah to even more Jewish people by offering Hasidic Jews a Nazarene alternative to Rabbinic Hasidic Judaism.
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Donations Have Dropped
Donations have been very low the last couple of weeks. The fact is that it costs money to carry on YHWH's work. And today's high-tech world is making it possible like never before for us to reach vast masses over great distances virtually instantaneously! The proclamation of the restoration truth of Torah and Messiah is a task of gigantic proportions, but it requires money. YHWH, in His infinite wisdom has provided for this financing, and in such manner that His true called laborers can be free to serve Him alone, carrying His Message boldly. Just as we would expect, this plan is plainly revealed in His Word.
HaSatan hates the tithe, he wants to steal the blessings that YHWH has in store for us, and he wants to destroy the work of YHWH. He is terrified at the thought of Nazarenes all over the world tithing. If we wish to stand against HaSatan we must start by getting serious about the Tithe. Go ahead... test YHWH and see if he does not repay you seven fold in His blessings!
HaSatan wishes "to steal and to kill and to destroy" (Jn. 10:10) and he knows the time is short and has stepped up his war with those who proclaim both Torah Observance and Faith in Messiah (the two pillars of Nazarene Judaism) (Rev. 12:12, 17; 13:7). But no weapon forged against us will prosper (Is. 54:17).
Help us keep the vision alive!
To pay a tithe or give a freewill offering, go to http://www.nazarenespace.com, click on the Pay Pal box and give as He has given you. (You can also donate directly thru PayPal by sending paypal donations to firstname.lastname@example.org .
You can also mail tithes and freewill offerings to:
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