Yahweh's Assembly in Yahshua
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Volume 3, Issue 2              
February 2009  

Yahweh’s Ways Are Best



  In 1 Kings 17: 8-9 we read, “And the word of Yahweh came to EliYah, saying, Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman to sustain thee.”
Inside this issue:  
Yahweh’s Ways Are Best  
Oatmeal Recipes  
What’s in a Name?  
Did you remember to pray...?  

      Many times it is not clear why Yahweh allows certain things to happen to us.  But it is always for our own good.  EliYah had been fed by ravens until the brook of Cherith dried up due to the very drought that EliYah had prophesied.  Then, instead of providing water, Yahweh told EliYah to move to a village in Zidon to stay with a poor widow who would feed him.

      In Zidon, lived the wicked queen Jezebel and she was soon to become EliYah’s fierce enemy!  Furthermore, poor EliYah would have to humble himself and ask the poor widow to share what she thought was her last meal with him—a total stranger and prophet she didn’t even know!  EliYah must’ve wondered why Yahweh was doing this.

      Nevertheless, EliYah obeyed Yahweh without question, and so did the poor widow.  So Yahweh was able to perform two mighty miracles.  He met the physical and spiritual needs of this unlikely duo—the greatest prophet of that time and an insignificant widow.  The daily miracle of the oil and meal took place as long as the drought continued, and an even greater miracle—the widow’s son was restored to life (1 Kings 17: 20-24).  The poor widow’s faith in Yahweh must have increased tremendously. 

      What about you?  Do you often feel confused when strange trials befall you?  Yahweh’s ways may not be our ways, but they truly are best.  It is not for us to understand every little thing that Yahweh does in our lives.  They all serve a purpose to His glory.  Trials can happen for any number of reasons.  Yes, sin does play a part in some trials (whether they be our own sins, or the sins of other people), but most trials serve a purpose in developing righteous character.  May He always give us the grace to obey His word, whether or not we fully understand. 

Oatmeal Recipes

       Recent studies have shown what your grandmother always said was true, “Eat your oatmeal; it’s good for you!”  Trouble is, most of us hate the taste of it.  But a good recipe can solve that!   Consider the following reasons to eat more oatmeal:


1.  Oatmeal is high in fiber.  Fiber can prevent certain kinds of cancer.

2.  Oatmeal may reduce bad cholesterol.

3.  Fiber can slow digestion of starches, which is great for diabetics!

4.  Studies show that people who eat oats are less likely to develop heart disease.

5.  Oatmeal contains phyto-chemicals, which have cancer-fighting properties.

6.  Oatmeal contains many nutrients like vitamin E, zinc, selenium, copper, iron,

  manganese, and magnesium.          

Crunchy Nutty Granola:

2 cups quick oats

3/4 cup flaked coconut

3/4 cup slivered almonds or peanuts

1/2 cup honey

1/3 cup vegetable oil


Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.  Toss to coat.  Spread mixture in a 9 x 13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes until golden brown.  Spread mixture on a large sheet of foil and let cool.  Break into smaller clumps.  Store in plastic bag or container and seal tightly.  Can be used as a topping for salads, ice cream, or yogurt.


Cinnamon Oats Pancakes:

1 pkg. Pancake or biscuit mix (6 oz.)

1/2 cup quick oats

1 egg, beaten

2 T. vegetable oil

1 1/2 cups milk

1/2 t. cinnamon


Lightly oil griddle.  Heat pancake griddle to 400 degrees.  Combine all ingredients and pour 1/4 cup for each pancake on hot griddle.  Cook 1 to 2 minutes each side.  Turn only once.  Serve with syrup or your favorite topping.


What’s in a Name?


Many people, upon finding out about Yahweh and Yahshua’s  true Names, have wondered if they should change their own names, since paganism is saturated throughout our modern languages.  Some feel they need to change their names or Yahweh won’t accept them.  But consider the following:  “Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave unto Daniel the name Belteshazzar, and to Hanaiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abednego.”  (Daniel 1: 7)

      In ancient times, a name was very important, not just among Yahweh’s people, but even among Israel’s enemies, including the Babylonians.  Parents named their children according to their convictions, and according to what character traits they wanted their children to possess.

      Now consider the names of Daniel and his friends.  The meaning of all their names were very significant.  Daniel meant “El is my Judge.”  His named was changed to Belteshazar which meant “Favored by Bel” (a pagan deity!).  Hananiah (“Beloved of Yah”) became Shadrach (“illumined by Rak,” the sun deity).  Mishael (“Who is as El?”) was renamed Meshach (“who is like Shak,” the Babylonian equivalent of the deity ,Venus”), and Azariah (“Yah is my help”) became Abednego (“servant of Nego,” the deity of fire).

      I’m sure these righteous young men resented these new names.  But they never attempted to change them.  They did not make an issue over the matter, knowing they would forfeit their opportunity for a substantive spiritual witness if they took a belligerent st