Congregation Beth Ha'Mashiach
(House of the Messiah) - Worshipping ADONAI & His Messiah, Yeshua Ha'Mashiach
Living & teaching as our Messiah taught us to Live
Messianic Congregation serving Northeast Atlanta Georgia (Gwinnett, Barrow, Dekalb, Rockdale, Walton)
Phone 770 554-2867 - email:

Home Ministry Info Pictures Questions Messianic Articles Messianic Lifestyle Interfaith Couples Books & Judaica YHMM Ministries

 If this website has blessed you, will you help keep these teachings available.

All donations are Tax Deductible

Service Times
What is a Messianic Service like
Audio - Teaching
& Music


Children's Torah
Dance Team


MAN-NA - Messianic Alliance of North America

Rabbi's who believe in Yeshua
 Torah & Candle Lighting Instructions 

Messianic Congregation located in Metro Atlanta serving Snellville, Lawrenceville, Loganville, Georgia


Weekly Drash - Emor

Compliments of First Fruits of Zion
reprinted by permission of FFOZ

Parasha: Emor

Keeping the Festivals

Emor - אמר : "Say"
Torah : Leviticus 21:1-24:23
Haftarah : Ezekiel 44:15-31
Gospel : Luke 18-20

Thought for the Week:

The biblical festivals can be understood as a messianic blueprint. They lay out the pattern of redemption because they truly are God's appointed times for interacting with man. In that regard, they are the appointed times of Messiah. To study the festivals is to study the future. To study the festivals is to study Messiah.


It is to be a perpetual statute in all your dwelling places throughout your generations. (Leviticus 23:21)

Imagine being one of those early believers keeping the festivals. Imagine being among the disciples when they kept the feast of Passover one year after the death and resurrection. Think of what that must have been like-to keep the Passover in remembrance of Messiah. The Master's death and resurrection imbued all the rituals that they had performed since childhood with new life and additional meaning. The death of the lamb became a solemn reminder of the death of the Savior. The matzah of the seder meal became a reminder of the Master's body. The cup of the seder became a reminder of His blood-the cup of the new covenant. The bitter herbs became a reminder of their heartbreak on that fateful day. Think of what it must have been like on the anniversary of the resurrection during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. "Remember," they would say, "at this time last year, He appeared in our midst." As they counted the days until Pentecost that year, they would have remembered the days that the risen Yeshua walked among them. Nine days before Pentecost, the disciples probably recollected, "On this day, one year ago, He ascended from the top of the Mount of Olives." Imagine regathering with the believers in the Temple on the second Pentecost after the ascension. The disciples would have said, "Last year, there was only about 120 of us gathered together. This year we are thousands and thousands, all zealous for the Torah." To those early believers, it must have been perfectly clear that the festivals are all about Messiah.

The appointed times of the Lord are like annual rehearsals for the appointed times of redemption. They are like the blueprints for the work of Messiah. The spring festivals of Passover, Unleavened Bread, the Omer, and Pentecost all received a messianic fulfillment in the Master's first advent. The fall festivals of the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, the Feast of Tabernacles and the Eighth Day all point toward His second coming. They are a "shadow of what is to come." (Colossians 2:17) Even so, come quickly, Yeshua!

Shavuah Tov! Have a Good Week!

Please consider supporting FFOZ with a financial contribution. 

Shadows of the Messiah
"things into which angels long to look." (1 Peter 1:12)

Are you ready for a fresh encounter with the living Messiah? Shadows of the Messiah is the completely revised and rewritten Torah Club 2, written by the author of TC 4 & 5. This new material lifts the veil and reveals the Messiah on every page of Torah. Start a new year of Torah study and encounter the living Yeshua. More info...

Click for more info...

FFOZ's Weekly e-Drash is based on our popular Torah Study Program,
Torah Club. For an introduction to Torah Club click here.

First Fruits of Zion, PO Box 620099, Littleton, CO 80162-0099 USA
Telephone 303 933 2119, Toll-free 800 775 4807, Fax 303 933 0997

Plant a Tree
in Israel


Service Times

Minha / Ma'ariv 4:30 pm


Sign Our Guestbook

Recommended Reading
Messianic Supplies

Union of Conservative Messianic Jewish Synagogues

andrea1.jpg (41649 bytes)
Prison Ministry


Hebrew Root

Yeshua Ha'Mashiach Ministries

2004-2013 Yeshua Ha'Mashiach Ministries, Inc.
No part maybe reproduced without written permission.