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October 1, 2016 (Saturday)
"Scripture and the Number 7"
It seems that the number seven is a temporal organizing principle of the bible. The seven annual holydays are a case in point. --Noel Rude
Tune in Monday for a special service on the Feast of Trumpets. Dr Doug Ward presenting. (see above)
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Upcoming Holy Days
The Feast of Trumpets: Monday October 3rd, 2016 – The Day of Atonement: Wednesday October 12th, 2016
The Feast of Tabernacles: Monday October 17th, 2016 – Sunday October 23rd, 2016
The Eighth Day: Monday October 24th, 2016
Confusion and Lies Overwhelm - Ken Westby
A Good Earth Full of Good and Bad People - Ken Westby
Is God Faithful to His Covenant - Noel Rude
How Many Covenants - Noel Rude
Christ and the Covenant - Noel Rude
The Handwriting in the Ordinances -Noel Rude
Notes on the May 28, 2016 Virtual Church - Noel Rude
In the Lord's Interest - Brian Knowles
The Serpent -Revisited- -Noel Rude
Previous VC Programs
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“God’s Attitude Toward Aliens and Foreigners” – Ken Westby & Noel Rude
A Sabbath Message 9-17-2016 – Ken Westby
“God Not of the Dead but the Living” – Ken Westby
Prepare for the Fall Feasts!
Here is a suggested article to help get you in the Holy Day mindset.
תְּרוּעָ֖ה/ י֥וֹם תְּרוּעָ֖ה
A Study Paper
What Is a Feast of Trumpets? & Three Ways to View the Seven Feasts of Yahweh
By Noel Rude
Zikrôn Tǝrû‘āʰ / Yôm Tǝrû‘āʰ
μνημόσυνον σαλπίγγων / ἡμέρα σημασίας
Jeremiah 7:21 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh. 22 For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them
|זִכָּרוֹן. m. Memorial, remembrance. Construct: זִכְרוֹן. 24 occurrences.
שַׁבָּתוֹן. m. Sabbath keeping. 11 occurrences
תְּרוּעָה. f. Shout or blast of war, alarm, or joy. תְּרוּעַת הַשִּׂמְחָה ‘the shout of joy’ (Ezra 3:13); תְּרוּעַת מִלְחָמָה ‘the alarm of war’ (Jer 4:19; 49:2). 36 occurrences. Leviticus 25:9 Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to sound [וְהַֽעֲבַרְתָּ֞ שׁוֹפַ֤ר תְּרוּעָה֙] on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land.
μνημόσυνον. n. Memorial, remembrance. Matthew 26:13; Mark 14:9; Acts 10:4
σάλπιγξ. f. Trumpet. 11 occurrences Rev 8:2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets [ἑπτὰ σάλπιγγες / ܫܰܒ݂ܥܳܐ ܫܺܝܦ݂ܽܘܪܺܝܢ].
σημασία. f. Meaning, sense; significance, importance.
out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices: 23 But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.
Exodus 23:14 Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year. 15 Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread:
|א חַג הַמַּצּוֹת
ב חַג הַקָּצִיר
ג חַג הָאָסִף
(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:) 16 And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field. 17 Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord GOD.
|Leviticus 23||Numbers 29|
|23 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation. 25 Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.||1 And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing the trumpets unto you. 2 And ye shall offer a burnt offering for a sweet savour unto the LORD; one young bullock, one ram, and seven lambs of the first year without blemish: 3 And their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals for a bullock, and two tenth deals for a ram, 4 And one tenth deal for one lamb, throughout the seven lambs: 5 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering, to make an atonement for you: 6 Beside the burnt offering of the month, and his meat offering, and the daily burnt offering, and his meat offering, and their drink offerings, according unto their manner, for a sweet savour, a sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD.|
|THE SEVEN ANNUAL HOLY DAYS|
|Barley and wheat harvest||1st millennium|
|Nisan 21||Crossing Yam Suph||2nd millennium|
|Pentecost||Day of the Assembly||3rd millennium|
|Tishri 1||Memorial of the Covenant||Vine and fig tree harvest||4th millennium|
|Tishri 10||Atonement of the people||5th millennium|
|Tishri 15||Wandering in the wilderness||6th millennium|
|Tishri 22||The Eighth Assembly||7th millennium|
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