CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING VERSE: Exodus Chapter 16:23-30; 31:12-17 Deuteronomy 5:14 - 15; Exodus 31:16 - 17
is a sign between me and the children of Yisra'el forever; for in six
days the LORD made heaven and eretz, and on the seventh day he rested,
and was refreshed.'"
The keeping of Shabbat was a "sign" between YaH and the nation of Israel (cf. Ex. 31:12-17) and is therefore a Jewish observance. No work was to be done on the Seventh day, not even the building of the tabernacle. Disobedience was punishable by death. Indeed Messiah Yeshua interpret the proper understanding of Shabbat in the Brit Hadashah which was abuse by man.
Wherefore (as the RUACH HAKODESH saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years. Wherefore I was grieved with
that generation, and said, They do alway err in [their] heart; and they have not known my ways. So I
sware in my wrath, If they shall enter into my rest.) Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil
heart of unbelief, in departing from the living ELOHIM. But exhort one another daily, while it is called
today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we are made partakers of
MESSIAH, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end; While it is said, Today if ye
will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. For some, when they had heard, did
provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moshe. But with whom was he grieved forty years?
[was it] not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness? And to whom sware he that
they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? So we see that they could not enter in
because of unbelief. Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left [us] of entering into his rest, any of you
should seem to come short of it.
For unto us was the good news proclaimed, as well as unto them: but the word proclaimed did not profit them,
not being mixed with faith in them that heard [it]. For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he
said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from
the foundation of the world. For he spake in a certain place of the seventh [day] on this wise, And ELOHIM
did rest the seventh day from all his works. And in this [place] again, If they shall enter into my rest.
Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached
entered not in because of unbelief: Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, Today, after so long a
time; as it is said, Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. For if Yehoshua had given them
rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. There remaineth therefore a Shabbat to the
people of ELOHIM. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as ELOHIM
[did] from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of
As we know from the Book of Genesis how sad that man's enjoyment of the first Shabbat had been disrupted by the transgression of the ToRaH. Instead of rest, rebellion had brought ruin. Thank be to YHVH ELoHim Messiah YeSHua has now become our Shabbat. Weeks after weeks as we observe the Shabbat may we ponder or meditate on Spiritual understand of how much Shabbat mean to each individual believer. In the spiritual undestanding when we have ceased from labours (Man's work) to secure our own righteousness; rejoice and rest because of Messiah Yeshua's work is completely done. We stand in the full accomplishments of the One who is both our Creator and our Redeemer.
We can witness in the Brit Hadashah of man and women who have experienced the renewal of Shabbat rest.
focus is on praise to YHVH and fellowship with family and brethren, but
I also realize that it is 'lawful to do good on the Shabbat' Just as
Messiah Yeshua said :, "The SHabbat was made for man, and not man for the Shabbat." So the Son of Man is L_rd even of the Shabbat." (Mark 2:27-28)
Messiah Yeshua is a Torah Observant Jew observe the Shabbat. At that time Shabbat was hard, burdensome to be observe. Yeshua show many examples on how to observe the Shabbat. We who are non-Jews follow His teaching and His ways. What are some of things that Adonay Yeshua teaches about Shabbat?
If there is a need to heal the sick such as life threaten case - heal them.
If there is critical lives need to save - do it
If there is some one who is hungry - feed them
Teach the scripture reading and sharing the gospel of Salvation - to edify the listener and soul are save.
Do good works to those who are in need - Act of kindness
How glad we should be that we ever heard and obeyed YHVH's great Shabbat invitation Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest Matt 11:28
Friend, are you will to accept His invitation for you to enter His
Shabbat Shalom? If you have not and when you are ready to receive
MaSHiACH Yeshua into your life by an act of faith (Emunah), we
encourage you to pray a prayer similar to this to the Creator of your
Blessed are You, O ADONAY our YHVH, KING of the Universe, who brings His truth to those who seek to know you.
I now see that YeSHuA is the MaShiaCH of Yisrael. As I come to You with no merit of my own, I invite You to come and enter into my heart and to remove my iniquities according to Your Divine plan. I have transgress against your ToRaH are as scarlet, make them white as snow through the Blood Atonement of Yeshua HaMaSHiaCH. I am truly sorry and come in my Teshuvah to you. Have Mercy and grace on me. And Thank for all you have done for me.
In His NAME I pray.
If you prayed that prayer and meant it with all your being, please write and let us know using "email to us". And may this be a day of rejoicing for you!
We pray that you have blessed Shabbat Shalom experience in the presence of YHVH!
Let the Holy One of Israel YHVH to be praise!