98:1) A Psalm.
98:2) Sing to Yahuah a new song,
For He has done marvelous things!
His right hand, and His set apart arm, have worked salvation for Him.
98:3) Yahuah has made known his yeshu`ah.
He has openly shown His righteousness in the sight of the nations.
98:4) He has remembered His lovingkindness and His faithfulness toward the house of Yisra’el.
All the ends of the earth have seen the yeshu`ah of our `Elohoiym.
98:5) Make a joyful noise to Yahuah, all the earth!
Burst out and sing for joy, yes, sing praises!
98:6) Sing praises to Yahuah with the harp,
With the harp and the voice of melody.
98:7) With trumpets and sound of the shofar,
Make a joyful noise before the King, Yahuah.
98:8) Let the sea roar with its fullness;
The world, and those who dwell therein.
98:9) Let the rivers clap their hands.
Let the mountains sing for joy together.
98:10) Let them sing before Yahuah,
For He comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
And the peoples with equity.
Yahshua: the Light that knows no power failure.
At sea, the Engineers have the responsibility for all the utilities that are taken for granted in a town; water, sewage and power. One of the most dangerous problems is the loss of power. A partial loss of electricity causes all the lights to dim (known as a brown-out) followed by a full loss (known as a black-out). Not only the utilities fail, but the vessel looses all propulsion leaving the ship vulnerable.
ai???Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.ai??? (Psa. 119:105). The Torah is said to be represented by the Menorah and is meant to be at the meeting point of Yahuah with man and is eternally in the presence Yahuahai??i??s people. Yahuah has commanded that the light is to be continually tended. ai???For the commandment is a lamp and the law is light. Reproofs of instruction are the way of life,ai??? (Prov. 6:23) compares Torah and light. Throughout the first chapter of Yochanan (John 1:4-30) the Good News writer likens the Master as Light; Torah=Light=Messiah. This clearly shows that the Torah became flesh partly to shed light in a dark world by revealing the Father. This was accomplished by the indwelling Spirit empowering Messiah (John 1:33). ai???You shall command the children of Yisra`el, that they bring to you pure olive oil beaten for the light, to cause a lamp to burn continuallyai???. (Exod. 27:20). Where commentators equate the Menorah with Messiah, so is the oil a type of the Spirit. Sin is usually contrasted with righteousness in the simile of darkness and light. There is no darkness (not even a black hole in space) that can destroy light, but light always destroys darkness!
It is this commandment (Exod. 27:20) that forms the basis of the Jewish Festival of Lights (Channukah). This celebrates the miracle of 165 B.C.E. when, after the defeat King Antiochus Epiphanes, the Temple was cleansed. However, only one nightai??i??s oil supply could be found. Nevertheless, the oil lasted eight days until a fresh supply could be made.
ai???Neither do you light a lamp, and put it under a measuring basket, but on a stand and it shines to all who are in the house. Even so, let your light shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in Heaven.ai??? (Matt. 5:15,16). As Messiah=Light=Torah then Believers are called to emulate Him. It is the role of Believers to show Messiah to non-Believers and in doing so, reveal Father. It is the belief of At The Cross that this is best accomplished by Believers actively fulfilling all the relevant commandments of Torah. This can only come about by the indwelling Spirit empowering Believers. This ai???power supplyai??i?? is infinite; it does not diminish nor does it become less as more and more people come to Faith.
ai???There will be no night and they need no lamp light; for Yahuah `Elohiym will illuminate them. They will reign forever and ever. (Rev. 22:5). All the benefits of Heaven (the presence of Yahuah `Elohiym, with peace and joy, no sickness, hunger, tiredness) will take place in absolute light. It is not like a normal lamp that can cast shadows if an object is placed in front of the light. This light is all-encompassing, so that everything is in full illumination. There will be no sunset, no night and no power failure.
At sea, even with a full loss of main power, there is always an emergency generator and, if this failed, emergency batteries. As a very last resort, hand flash-lights. So, there was never a time there was no light at all. There were occasions when I have entered tanks and the lights temporarily failed leaving me in darkness. I only had to wait a minute or two for the lights to go back on.
ai???throw out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.ai??? (Matt. 25:30). In the Parable of the Talents (Matt. 25:14-30), the one who rejects the Good News of Salvation (non-Believers) is called the ai???unprofitable servantai??i??. He is cast out to a place of absolute darkness called Hell. ai???…for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.ai??? (Jude 1:13b). In Jude, this darkness is absolute and is to last for all eternity.
Contrast this absolute darkness with the absolute Light of Heaven. How do you want to spend eternity? In darkness or Light? It could be said that with the absolute darkness, the occupants of Hell cannot see the torment going on around them. Have you ever lain awake at night so that every sound seems to be amplified? Then what would it be like to listen to the crying and wailing in never-ending night?
He who knows no power failure, Yahshua, calls you to spend eternity with Him in Light. If only you could believe that as a sinner, He took upon Himself your punishment. His death paid the penalty in full for all who confess their sins to Father and turn back to Him from their sinful ways. That the power that raised up Messiah from the grave will likewise raise you up from Hell to Heaven.
If only you could believe.
Father, we thank you for the power of your Word and that Word was made flesh in Messiah Yahshua so that in believing in His Life, Death and Resurrection we may have eternal life with you.
If you want to accept Fatherai??i??s offer of salvation through Messiah Yahshua, you need to ask Him in prayer along these lines. Use your own words but they must be genuine as Father knows our very hearts and nothing is hidden from Him.
ai???Father, I am a sinner who needs forgiveness through your Son, Messiah Yahshua. Please forgive me of all my past sins as I accept that, Messiah Yahshua my Saviour, has taken upon Himself my punishment. By your Spirit, help me to live a life worthy of His sacrifice. Thank you, Father, for making this way back to you.ai???Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??
If you have honestly said such a prayer as these, and truely renounced the sin in your life and accepted Fatherai??i??s salvation through Messiah Yahshua, then please drop us an e-mail at ATC to let us know. This not only builds up our faith, it offers an opportunity to prayfully support you. Even if you have Believing friends or family, we at ATC would be privileged to pray for you. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Saviour welcomes all His Family to join in this memorial. If you have accepted Messiah Yahshua as your Master and Saviour please take the next few moments to seek Father and to ensure that all is right between Him and you and between you and your Brothers and Sisters. If not, please put this right before continuing.
If you have not yet accepted Him into your life, then we encourage you to seek Him while it is still possible, as time is running out. When He returns or if you pass away then it will be too late. Please do not partake of the bread and wine as in doing so, it gives thanks for the broken body (bread) and shed blood (wine) for and a witness of salvation.
On the night of the Masterai??i??s betrayal, He took the bread, blessed it and broke it saying ai???This is my Body broken for you; take and eat it as a memorial to Me.ai??i??
Bless the bread saying: Blessed are you, O Yahuah our `Elohiym, King of the universe, who brings forth bread from the earth.
Break and eat the bread (sharing it if within a group setting):
After the meal He took the Cup of Blessing, blessed it saying ai???This is my Blood poured out for you for the remission of sins; take and drink it as a memorial to me.ai??i??
Bless the wine saying: Blessed are you, O Yahuah our `Elohiym, King of the universe, who creates the fruit of the vine.
Drink the wine (sharing it if within a group setting):
Thanksgiving prayer: Blessed are you, O Yahuah our `Elohiym, King of the universe, who gives us, in Yahshua, all that we will ever need. In your lovingkindness and mercy, you rebuild broken lives. You bless us, in Yahshua, with a perfect blessing. Ameyn.
ai???The light of the righteous shines brightly,
But the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.ai??? (Prov. 13:9)
Chag Matzah ai??i?? 02/04/2018 to 08/04/2018
Counting of the Omer ai??i?? 08/04/2018 to 27/05/2018
2nd. New Moon ai??i?? 17/04/2018
Shavuot ai??i?? 27/05/2018
Father willing, we will gather again next Shabbat.