Assemble or Assembly
To collect into one place or body; to bring or call together; to convene; to congregate.
To meet or come together, as a number of individuals; to convene; to congregate.
Original Word: קָהַל
Phonetic Spelling: ('kaw-hal')
Short Definition: assemble
In the Greek the same word is ekklesia which in the English is the word Church
The word church in the New Testament is translated from the Greek word 'ekklesia' which comes from two words 'ek' meaning 'out' and 'kaleo' meaning to 'call.' An ekklesia or calling out. The words agora and paneguris as well as heorte, koinon, thiasos, sunagoge and sunago can all mean an assembly as well
and assemble thou all the congregation at the door [threshold] of the tent of meeting. And Moses did as Yehovah commanded him; and the congregation was assembled at the door of the tent of meeting.
Rico Cortes on the Threshold Covenant you have to understand context as opposed to English translation
Saturday March 12: Rico Cortes from El Shaddai Ministries on Vimeo.
So the word Assemble/Assembly can mean Synagogue and Church. Well this makes perfect sense because Jesus (Yeshua) went to Church ie. Synagogue every Saturday. The Church ie. Synagogue was first established with Moses and the children of Israel (Jacob) The days of the week were numbers not names with regard to the Jews
And they go into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue and taught.He did not have the New Testament so what was he teaching? Could it be that he was tossing his Jewishness under the bus while teaching the words of his Father in the House that His Father established with Moses? Surely he was telling all of those Jews that they had to become Christians and that the Voice, Statutes, Commandments and Laws that Abraham obeyed were now obsolete, fulfilled! If this is true than all is well in Christianity. If this is not the case, what has been misinterpreted?
The word, Fulfill: Accomplish, Confirm, Consecrate
Think not that I came to destroy the law or the prophets: I came not to destroy, but to fulfill.
Jesus (Yeshua) did not come to end the law by offering grace. The proper context is that He came to represent the spoken and written word of Yehovah. He was the goal or the confirmation of God's identity in living Flesh. After all, If Noah did not have grace you and I would not be here
Ge 6:8 But Noah
And the Father himself who hath sent me, hath given testimony of me: neither have you heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.
The word GRACE:02580. chen, khane
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from 2603; graciousness, i.e. subjective (kindness, favor) or objective (beauty):--favour, grace(-ious), pleasant, precious, (well-) favoured.
Grace was not an introduction to the Church ie Synagogue during the time of Jesus (Yeshua) Grace was introduced to Adam when the LORD God formed him from the dust of the Earth
Suppose you are stopped by a police officer for exceeding the speed limit. He gives you a warning showing a bit of grace. Had he of given you the ticket you would have had to either appear in court or pay the fine. Jesus (Yeshua) paid the cost but he did not abolish the law that addressed your breaking a rule. This entire scenario is a civil matter. God's word, whether it is spoken, written or living is not a civil reality but his identity to all of us. Abraham understood this, Abraham understood TORAH! The misunderstanding comes from treating TORAH as a civil matter (In the minds of most Christians) This is why we have been taught that the civil laws were fulfilled....One cannot make the instruction of Elohim or TORAH obsolete as the TORAH is God!
And I will cause thy seed to be multiplied as the stars of the heavens, and I will give unto thy seed all these lands; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because that Abraham hearkened to My voice, and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws
So, we know that the Assembly/Synagogue/Church, was first assembled in the desert with Moses
We know that Abraham, possibly his son Isaac, and grandson Jacob ie Israel, are the first Assembly/Synagogue/Church Fathers professing the spoken word. We can also refer to Moses as the one who received the written word. Of course, he knew the spoken word before he received the tablets. (Why wouldn't he? Yehovah's Torah (Instruction or Identity) was spoken hence, Creation and then breathed into dirt hence, Adam.
Exodus 18:16when they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between a man and his neighbor, and I make them know the statutes of God, and his laws.
Then God gave the people all these instructions (TORAH)
[In the Chumash it is understood that no "birds chirped, no fowl flew , no angels moved, the seas did not roll, no creature made a sound when God spoke.] page 406
As I continue to look back or to return to the beginning their are constant and continuous revelation. These revelations are not revelations to most believing Jews who KNOW Hashem [regardless of whether or not they accept the deity of Yeshua] but for most Christians we don't know the Hebraic nature of God's word. I continue to realize for example that the Churches of today are modeled after the first century Synagogues. Yes, that's right the structure of most Christian churches comes from what the Jews were doing and where Jesus (Yeshua) taught TORAH on the sabbath.
How many Jews would have followed Jesus (Yeshua) if he was teaching something other than the word that was given to Moses or if what he was addressing ignored the promises made to Abraham? Is it not God's commitment to RESTORE his word. So after four thousand years of introducing his identity to the world through the people who would become Israel...He than tossed them over the boat, broke his EVER LASTING promises, ignored his covenants in order to create Christianity which [the word) is only mentioned three times in all of the Holy Scriptures [From Genesis to Revelation]
Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ [Lawlessness means, in this context, without TORAH!]
- Judaism does not "Prophesy" in the name of Jesus
- Islam does not "Cast out demons" in the name of Jesus
- Buddhism does not perform "Many Wonders" in the name of Jesus
Click here to see a brief historical overlay of how we were separated from the Jews in both doctrine and misinterpretation due to prejudice
I am currently reading about Binding and Loosing, courtesy of Dr. Ron Mosely
What many Christian denominations apply binding and Loosing to is completely, totally misinterpretated. In truth, it had nothing whatsoever to do with casting out demons or calling down the power of the Holy Spirit.
This is yet another example of our man-made interpretation You can read about such things in Dr. Mosely's book "Yeshua, A Guide to the real Jesus and the original church"
Folks, sadly...the more that I learn about our forefathers the more I realize how bizarre much of the doctrines of Christianity are. I see the Gospel Message or Besorah and the Rabbi Shaul, aka Apostle Paul in proper context. I understand Matthew 7:22-23 fully and do what I do so as to cause fellow Christians to return to the beginning.
The man made interpretations have led us away from TORAH and we have surrendered to Grace but do not follow Abraham's example. Eighty percent of the Jews do not keep Torah.......Hence, the restoration of All things is in full mode God has always begun this process with JUDGMENT and he always judged first....believers! Antisemitism caused the Gentile believer to create a foundation beginning in the New Testament as opposed to the spoken word which Moses declared in Genesis 1:1
Deuteronomy 28 http://www.bartleby.com/108/05/28.html
Deuteronomy 32 http://www.bartleby.com/108/05/32.html
"I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please."
If you don't understand the first five books or TORAH it is because you know Christianity and not God's word.
And he made clear to them all the things in the Writings, from Moses and from all the prophets, which had to do with himself. The Jewish disciples knew who he was but they knew nothing about Christianity.
You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me, The New Testament had yet to be written when Jesus (Yeshua) spoke these words
If you had belief in Moses you would have belief in me; for his writings are about me.
The crowds that followed Jesus (Yeshua) were of every race.
The people who left Egypt with Moses were of every race.
The world did not evolve into racial skin tones but rather separated because of sin and disobedience to loving one another, a commandment dishonored....Un-Color Yourself