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Frequency Asked Questions

Is there a church in our area?

Is there a church in our area?

We don’t have a list of churches in different areas.
It would be next to impossible to maintain a list of GOOD churches that we would vouch for, as they are ever changing. What they may teach one way today, may change in a year with different leadership next year.
You may try Meetup.com to see if there are any groups in your area. Just be discerning. Please continue to join us for our Sabbath & Special Guest speakers services online!

During the Seder, do you take the Lords supper and if so, which cup?

During the Seder, do you take the Lords supper and if so, which cup?

What do you think about saving the 4th cup and not pouring the fruit of the vine into it, saving it as the cup we will drink from in heaven at the wedding supper of the lamb?

What do you think about saving the 4th cup and not pouring the fruit of the vine into it, saving it as the cup we will drink from in heaven at the wedding supper of the lamb?

Why does El Shaddai Ministries open up the Passover Seder to everyone? Exodus 12:48 says that all males participating must be circumcised.

Why does El Shaddai Ministries open up the Passover Seder to everyone? Exodus 12:48 says that all males participating must be circumcised.

Why do Christians need to keep the Feasts of the Jews?

Why do Christians need to keep the Feasts of the Jews?

How can we know the Jewish calendar has the dates of the Feasts correct?

How can we know the Jewish calendar has the dates of the Feasts correct?

How do the Jewish people celebrate the Feasts if they no longer have a Temple?

How do the Jewish people celebrate the Feasts if they no longer have a Temple?

Why is our ‘Counting of the Omer’ different from others?

Why is our ‘Counting of the Omer’ different from others?

This is the Feast of Firstfruits, Lev 23:10-14 – The Feast of Firstfruits is a celebration of the barley harvest which began in the month of Nissan. It was required of the Israelites to bring the sheaf of their harvest to the Temple as a wave offering. Feast of Firstfruits also begins the counting of the Omer leading up to Shavuot. The Omer count is for 50 days. Lev 23:11 says to bring the wave offering on the day AFTER the Sabbath so we know Firstfruits always starts on Sunday.

Rebuttal: Signs came after and not before the tetrads so how can they be signs at all?

Rebuttal: Signs came after and not before the tetrads so how can they be signs at all?

“We can’t assume signs will always come before. Just like Hurricane Katrina was a sign of God’s disapproval after the Gaza evacuation. Koenig’s entire book is all about signs that follow America’s bad decisions on Israel. The blood moons following Israel’s Independence could have been His stamp of approval so all nations would know this was His doing not the nations of the world. For that matter no one recognized the signals or their importance at the time anyway until I did in 2008 60 years later!” Pastor Mark.

Why do we use the Hillel Calendar versus the Sighting of the Moon?

Why do we use the Hillel Calendar versus the Sighting of the Moon?

Please watch Pastor Mark’s teaching about the calendar around the 15 minute mark of this teaching here. You can also read the handout Why Jewish Calendar

Why do Believers need Torah?

Why do Believers need Torah?

Can I show the Blood Moons or God’s Day Timer DVD to my church?

Can I show the Blood Moons or God’s Day Timer DVD to my church?

You can show it if you follow these rules which are pretty straight forward.
1. You cannot charge for viewing.
2. You cannot alter or edit the video.
3. You cannot copy the video.
4. You cannot or allow others, to film this video.
5. You cannot claim to be a representative of El Shaddai Ministries.
6. You cannot Stream (live or otherwise) the video.
If all this is OK then YES you can show this.

What Browsers works best on El Shaddai Ministries website?

What Browsers works best on El Shaddai Ministries website?

There are a number of browsers available to use with most PC & Mac computers.

We recommend the following browsers:
Firefox
Google Chrome
Opera

I tried to download a handout/notes and it errors out?

I tried to download a handout/notes and it errors out?

The problem is that while downloading, an error occured. When this happens you can empty your download cache.
(Note: all browsers and even versions are different. You will need to do a search on how to clear your cache.) The other thing you can do is try with another web browser. As it stores the downloads files in a different area, this should allow you to download the file.

On your website you state “ We do not want to convert Jews to Christianity or Christians to Judaism.” Why not?

On your website you state “ We do not want to convert Jews to Christianity or Christians to Judaism.” Why not?

Do you still post to YouTube or Vimeo?
I don't see links for them anymore.

Do you still post to YouTube or Vimeo?
I don't see links for them anymore.

We are still posting to YouTube and Vimeo but to reduce clutter we no longer link to them.

What does Pastor Mark think about speaking in tongues?

What does Pastor Mark think about speaking in tongues?

Tongues was not an unknown language, but one that is already in existence. Also tongues is not given to everyone who has the Holy Spirit. We are encouraged in the scriptures to ask the Father for the gifts of the Holy Spirit so that they may be used to glorify His name, but not everyone is given them all.
1 Cor. 12:1-11 HNV

“Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I don't want you to be ignorant. You know that when you were heathen, you were led away to those mute idols, however you might be led. Therefore I make known to you that no man speaking by God's Spirit says, "Yeshua is accursed." No one can say, "Yeshua is Lord," but by the Ruach HaKodesh. Now there are various kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are various kinds of service, and the same Lord. There are various kinds of workings, but the same God, who works all things in all. But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the profit of all. For to one is given through the Spirit the word of wisdom, and to another the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit; to another faith, by the same Spirit; and to another gifts of healings, by the same Spirit; and to another workings of miracles; and to another prophecy; and to another discerning of spirits; to another different kinds of languages; and to another the interpretation of languages. But the one and the same Spirit works all of these, distributing to each one separately as he desires.“

Also we are instructed in scripture that if someone speaks in tongues in a public setting there must be a translation that follows or we are to disregard whatever that person just said in tongues. When it is private, just between you and God then a translation is not needed.
(1Cor. 14 talks about this.)