Study to shew thyself approved to Yahweh, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15

THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT OF YAHWEH

Holy Spirit

Rev 4:5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of Elohim.
Matthew 3:16 -17
And Yeshua, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of Yahweh descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

The Holy Spirit or The Spirit of Yahweh is a subject that is very important for all believers in Messiah to understand. I believe the power of the Holy Spirit is needed in our lives so that we can walk according to Yahweh’s will and full potential for us. We must be led by HIS spirit. Let’s start with the basic understanding. Please do your homework and see that all believers need to baptised by the Spirit of Yahweh so that we can walk in the fullness of His power and do His will. Rejecting the baptism of the Holy Spirit is rejecting the Spirit of Yahweh. Don't allow what you've seen on television affect the truth of Yahweh's word. Also, there are nine different gifts of the Holy Spirit, not just one.
Some people think that the "Holy Ghost" didn't come to earth until the New Testament. That is because the words Holy Ghost are not found in the pages of the Tanakh (Old Testament), but "Holy Spirit" is found in the Tankch many times. Even David in the Psalms prayed "Psa 51:11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me." There are several different words use in the Scriptures to describe the spirit of Yahweh. They are Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit, Spirit of Yahweh (Spirit of the LORD or Adonai), and the Hebrew term which is Ruach ha Kodesh.

Yahweh is still alive and He still moves in the hearts and lives of His covenant people. He still performs miracles and still gives each of us gifts as stated in the Scriptures in I Corinthians 12:7-11.

1Co 12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
I have experienced the power of the spirit of Yahweh during times of worship and the Father has spoken directly to my heart to do certain things for him many times. I have seen and experienced all of the gifts being used and none of them are done away with. Yahweh is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He wouldn’t give us gifts and then take them away, any more than we would give a precious little baby a gift and then take it away. Mat 7:11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

One of the main messages that Yahweh has put on my heart to share at churches, assemblies, fellowships, and congregations is about not grieving the spirit of Yahweh and the importance of people being baptized with His spirit (Having the overflowing presence of the Almighty in our lives).

How can we walk in His full potential if we reject His power, His presence, or if we are constantly grieving Him by making up our own rules and tossing out the rules He gave us in the Scriptures? How do we grieve Him? Through entertainment such as TV, books, music, internet, video games, jokes, the way we dress and act, our lifestyles, images in our homes, or complacency (not doing anything at all for His kingdom).

The following Scriptures tell us what our lives should be like if we are truly walking in the Spirit of Yahweh.
Gal 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of Yahweh. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

The word "anointed" is derived from a verb which means to pour or rub a substance (usually oil) on someone. In the Bible, people were anointed with oil to serve as prophets, priests, or kings. Yeshua was anointed with the Holy Spirit to be the Prophet like unto Moses (Deut. 18:15¬19), our High Priest after the order of Melchizedek (Heb. 5:6-10), and the King of kings (Rev. 19:16).
is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.” This is one reason the anointing of the Spirit is so important. It is the anointing that teaches you. Without the anointing in your life, you will not learn spiritual truth, even if you are listening to a heavily-anointed teacher. It is the anointing in your life that teaches you, not the person who is speaking or writing the words that you hear or read. The Divine Teacher, the Holy Spirit of Yahweh, has to cause those words to sink into your heart and become a part of you.

Act 19:1 And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, 2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Spirit since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Spirit. 3 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism. 4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Messiah Yeshua. 5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Master Yeshua. 6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.

Some people do not even know what the anointing is, because they have never experienced it. They have never had the Holy Spirit come upon them in such a way that can be felt. They have never experienced the joyous moving of the Holy Spirit deep within their being, and the blessing the Spirit brings. They do not know what it is like to be so powerfully touched by the Spirit that external manifestations occur. External manifestations are the normal evidence and result of the anointing which comes to teach you. Please, don't be afraid of the power of the Holy Spirit.

The devil has done everything he can to make the gifts of Yahweh’s Holy Spirit look like foolishness. When we talk about this subject, some think about groups of people who have tried to “conjure up” or fake a manifestation of the Holy Spirit. They want to look spiritual so they fake a gift so that they appear to be “ok” with Yahweh because his spirit “showed up” at their services.

That is not to be compared to the true move of the spirit of Yahweh amongst His people. It is very important not to quench the Holy Spirit or to speak against the true works of the Spirit of Yahweh.

Don’t let Ha Satan (the adversary) rob you of a blessing! Remember, he comes to STEAL, KILL and DESTROY!

Being a follower of the Messiah is much more than living an upright, moral life, being active in church, observing Shabbat, wearing tzitzit, going to Torah study, and having shofars, menorahs, and mezuzahs. All of these things are important, but we need to have the anointing of Yahweh's Spirit so that we can be led by Him and follow His desires for us.

If you have never experienced the anointing of the Holy Spirit, or if you do not experience it on a regular basis, I urge you to seek our Heavenly Father with all your heart in fervent prayer for HIS anointing until you are saturated with His Spirit.

What has the Father called us to be? The answers are holy, pure, upright, blameless, separate, clean, righteous, anointed, kings, royal priesthood, dead to self, disciples (disciplined), His bride, etc.

We are to look, act, smell, walk, and talk like the bride of the Messiah. The world around us should have no doubt as to whose bride we are.

My question to you is, “Are you living the kind of life that would represent what a pure spotless bride should be?”

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Rastafari Groundation: Ethiopian-Hebrew Calendar Compilation 2017-2018

Fasting Days:

The 7 official fasting periods ordained in the ፍትሐ ነገሥት/Fitiha Negest:

  1. የረቡዕ እና ዓርብ ጾም/All Wednesdays and Fridays, except for the fifty days after Easter and also if the Feasts of Christmas and Epiphany fall on these days.
  2. Fast of the Prophets (ጾመ ነቢያት/Tsome Nebiyat): the fast preceding Christmas and which lasts for some 40 days. It begins with Sibket on 15th of the Ethiopian month of Hedar and ends on Christmas Eve with the feast of Gena on the 28th of Tahsas.
  3. ጾመ ገኀድ/The Gahad of Epiphany: the fast on the eves of Epiphany and Christmas
  4. The Great Lent: This fast is also known as Fast of Hudadie or ዐቢይ ጾም/Abiy Tsom. It is moveable and lasts for fifty five days
  5. Jonah's Fast of three days also known as Fast of Ninevah (ጾመ ነነዌ/Nenawe): This is also a fast of movable dates and is observed in commemoration of the preaching of Jonah. It comes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the third week before Lent.
  6. Apostles' Fast (ጾመ ሐዋርያት/Tsome Hawariat): It begins on Monday after Pentecost and ends on the 5th of July.
  7. Assumption of St. Virgin Mary (ጾመ ፍልሰታ ለማርያም/Tsome Filseta): This fast is held from August 1-15 and is dearly observed by many.

National Holidays of Ethiopia

Many holidays follow the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church.

  1. January 7 (Leap Year January 6) - Ethiopian Christmas - Genna (ልደተ-ለእግዚእነ/ ገና) [Nisan 27]
  2. January 20 - Timkat (Epiphany)
  3. March 2 - Victory at Adwa Day (የዓድዋ ድል በዓል) [Commemorates Ethiopia's victory over Italy in 1896.]
  4. March 28 - Day of Lament - Hazen (የቀይ ሽብር መታሰቢያ ቀን) [Commemorates Red Terror (Also called candle festival). Always held one month before National Day.]
  5. moveable in spring - Good Friday - Siklet (ዓርበ ስቅለት)
  6. moveable in spring - Easter - Fasika (ብርሐነ-ትንሣኤ/ፋሲካ)
  7. May 1 - Labour Day (የላብአደሮች ቀን)
  8. May 5 - Patriots' Day (የአርበኞች ቀን) [Commemorates Ethiopian patriots (Arbegnoch)who resisted Italian invasion and occupation from 1936-1941. Official name is Arbegnoch Qen. (Patriots' Day)]
  9. May 28 - Derg Downfall Day (ደርግ የወደቀበት ቀን) [Commemorates the end of the Derg junta in 1991. Although this day is Ethiopia's National Day, its official name is Derg Downfall Day.]
  10. September 11 (Leap year: September 12) - New Year's Day - Enkutatash (እንቁጣጣሽ/የዘመን መለወጫ/አዲስ አመት)
  11. September 27 (Leap year: September 28) - Finding of the True Cross - Meskel (ብርሐነ-መስቀል)

Ethiopian-Hebrew Holy Days

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