A Recap of Feast of Trumpets Sabbath Services at the Great House of Yahweh…
Revelation 19:7 … Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to Him; for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and The House of Yahweh – all the virgins who have been chosen, have made themselves ready!
Our first two speakers spoke on The Great Feast of Trumpets. Both Future Priests Deacon Abishalom and Deacon Yaaqob described this Holy Convocation as a Sabbath of Rest and a day to refrain from regular work. In Leviticus 23, we find details – it begins with the sighting of the New Moon in the Seventh Moon of Yahweh’s Sacred Year. It is a Memorial Blowing of Trumpets, therefore we observe this Holy Day every year. Each era of The House of Yahweh had a Trumpeter and Yisrayl Hawkins is Overseer of Yahweh’s House in these Last Days. He is the Seventh Trumpeter, chosen to restore the Great Name of Yahweh and the 613 Laws of Peace to the world.
Today we heard from three Great Kohans. Their messages were instructive and encouraging.
Great Kohan Malakyah’s message, Making Ourselves Ready to Meet Yahshua, focused on what we must do to be fully prepared and ready for righteous service. Going over the color purple, the Kohan listed characteristics of this color and asked us to realize how many of these our Great Teacher, Yisrayl has taught us over the years. The color purple: associated with royalty, symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, ambition, conveys wealth and extravagance, associated with wisdom, dignity, creativity, devotion and peace, and great judgment.
Kohan Malakyah also presented a prophecy that only the Last Days’ Witness, Yisrayl Hawkins, can fulfill. Reading Psalms 8:1, he asks us when has Yahweh’s Name been excellent in all the earth and provides the obvious answer of “never.” Yet, we will see this prophecy fulfilled in our time – the end of the ages.
He admonishes everyone, to understand that if one chooses not to confess their sins (one of the steps to conversion) that person removes themselves from the covenant of Yahweh, he or she removes themselves from the Royal Priesthood and eternal life.
Going over the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins, he asks what made the wise virgins so wise and proceeds to answer with the simple facts: they follow the teachings of Yisrayl Hawkins and they conduct themselves righteously.
Reading from Why the Holy Garments, the Kohan points out that Pastor spoke of the color purple – the Royal Priesthood, years ago. Through Yechetzqyah’s teachings, Yisrayl explains who may enter Yahweh’s Kingdom. In the same book, he explains the Sons of Zadok as the Sons of Righteousness. On this topic, he reminds us of the number of people who have come and gone from the Message, yet Pastor’s teachings remain. It is up to the individual to take responsibility to attain to the offices that await those who obey. We are encouraged by the thought that only the finest, the choicest, and the guiltless will attain to royal positions.
Next, we heard from the Great Kohan Yahshua … little children, let no man deceive you; he who practices righteousness is righteous…
Reading several excerpts, from The Peaceful Solution Character Education Program, Respect Unit, Kohan Yahshua delivered a heartfelt message on the topic of respect and disrespectful behavior. Stressing, as does the program, that retaliation is not the solution, he gave proven methods on how to handle the kinds of disrespectful behavior that cannot be ignored. The fifth chapter provides many possible ways to deal with these kinds of situations with the primary goal of maintaining one’s self-control.
Bullying has come to the forefront of attention because of increased social media, but Kohan Yahshua points out that bullying is nothing new, in fact its negative effects trace back to Cain and the Holy Scriptures provide several examples of bullies.
Statistics provide the wide range of methods in which people endure the onslaught of bullying. Physical, verbal, cultural, social, and now, cyber-bullying, this subject proves to be a problem of no boundaries, found in all areas of daily living.
Pleading with us to value one another, as Yahweh most assuredly values those He calls, Kohan Yahshua cites the example of the woman caught in adultery and the sister who anointed Yahshua’s feet. He points out that their accusers were bullies. We ought to focus on the positive characteristics of our brethren and not the negative. Gossip, slander, ridicule, and picking on one another’s faults and trials are not how we build up The House of Yahweh and the members therein.
The Kohan provides the seven players in the bullying arena, 1) the bully, 2) the victim, 3) the follower, 4) the passive supporter, 5) the disengaged, 6) the passive defender – empathy but does nothing to help, 7) the active defender – tries to intervene to help the victim.
Our last speaker, Great Kohan Mattithyah spoke on Yisrayl Hawkins is inspiring us, so don’t miss out. Reading Mattithyah 25:1-5, 12-13 on the wise and foolish virgins, he gave the meaning of the word “inspire.” The Kohan reminds us that Pastor is attempting to inspire us, that is to say, to fill us with the urge or the ability to do something, especially to do something creative. Speaking on Yahweh’s Plan, we know that Yahweh will only give power to those who can handle such power. Verse 13 states… therefore watch… and he gave us the meaning of that word as well: keep awake, vigilant, hawkeyed, diligent, to rouse from sleep, death, and inactivity.
Yahweh called us to His House through the Witness Yisrayl. Therefore, we are Yisrayl’s children and the Kohan tells us to find honor in that statement. Since 1952, Yisrayl Hawkins has been bringing the information we need, it is offered to us for our learning and growth, to build righteous character in order to become those wise virgins we read about in Mattithyah 25.
We must also realize that we have the most to overcome. Sin has reached its peak and the entertainment world has made sin readily available – even at our fingertips. We must watch over our children and not be fooled into thinking that the Internet is harmless to them. It can pull their young, undeveloped minds away from the teachings of The House of Yahweh. Help them and ourselves to find joy in Yahweh.
We conclude with the Apostle Shaul’s words to his fellow servant Timayah… I have fought a righteous fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. From here on, there is stored up for me a crown of righteousness, which Yahshua, the Righteous Judge, will give me at that day, and not to me only, but to all those who love His appearing.