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The 7th Day Sabbath is Misunderstood

Sabbath means 7th day rest, as in, to cease, end or complete.  Like the “rest note” on a sheet of music lets a symphony know exactly when to stop playing and for how long.

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Our Creator orchestrated perpetual cycles;  evening, (dark) and morning (light), sleep and being awake, birth and death.  The Sun, Moon, Stars are signs of Seasons, Years, Months and even the Seven day week.  With mathematical precision these cycles can be calculated.

“Then God Blessed the Seventh day and Sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.” Genesis 2:3

For six days God Created and when He finished He rested on the Seventh day.  Unlike the other six days, He Blessed and Sanctified, (set it apart) the Seventh Day.

Did Jesus Un-Bless The Seventh Day?

Declaring the end from the beginning, our Creator’s purpose Is established and His will Is done, Isaiah 46:10.  Perfect from the day He spoke the Universe into existence, from the First to the Last, His Word Is, Was and Always Will Exist: John 1:10; Colossians 1:16, 17; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Hebrews 1:2, 11:3; Revelation 2:8, 3:14, 22:13…

Only a man with no understanding of Torah, (The Way of Truth and Life) would add or take away from God’s Word, Deuteronomy 4:2; 12:32; Proverbs 30:6; Revelation 22:19.

That’s why Emperor Constantine made several changes at the council of Nicaea, A.D. 321.

This excerpt is from the Catholic Catechism Q and A.  It explains why the 7th day Sabbath was changed to Sunday, check out the last answer; as “The Church,” Jesus Christ gave them the “divine power,” to make substitutions:

Q. Which is the Sabbath day?
A. Saturday is the Sabbath day.
Q. Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
A. We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church, in the Council of Laodicea, (AD 336) transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday….
Q. Why did the Catholic Church substitute Sunday for Saturday?
A. The Church substituted Sunday for Saturday, because Christ rose from the dead on a Sunday, and the Holy Ghost descended upon the Apostles on a Sunday.
Q. By what authority did the Church substitute Sunday for Saturday?
A. The Church substituted Sunday for Saturday by the plenitude of that divine power which Jesus Christ bestowed upon her! Rev. Peter Geiermann, C.SS.R., (1946), p. 5

Protestants began protesting the Catholic church and its substitutions in 1517.  Unfortunately a return to the original Sabbath was not included in Martin Luther’s 95 Theses.

Mainstream Christianity remains divided from the Sacred 7th day Sabbath, not realizing they are still following changes made by the Catholic Church.

The Seventh Day is a Sign of Spiritual Rest for God’s People

Regardless of how many are mislead, our Creator’s 7th day remains Blessed.  Adam kept it, as well as Noah, Abraham, Moses, and every true prophet kept the 7th day set apart from the other 6.

“Sanctify, (set apart) My Sabbaths; and they shall be a Sign between Me and you, that you may know that I Am YHVH your God.’ Ezekiel 20:20;  Ezekiel 20:12

Sabbath is a Delight

If because of the Sabbath, you turn your foot From doing your own pleasure on My Holy day, and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy day of YHVH honorable, And honor it, desisting from your own ways, from seeking your own pleasure and speaking your own word, Isaiah 58:13

Moses wrote the Details of How to Keep Sabbath Holy

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, “Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the Seventh day is a Sabbath of YHVH your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you, Exodus 20:8-11.

Y’shua and Every 1st Century Follower Kept Sabbath

Contrary to what you may have heard, Y’shua never broke the Sabbath and He would have never taught anyone else to.  Y’shua was “sinless,” 2 Corinthians 5:21.  Sin is defined by the standard of the Ten Commandments.  Number Four says; “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, Exodus 20:8

“Then Jesus and His companions went to Capernaum, and as soon as the Sabbath began, Jesus entered the synagogue and began to teach.” Mark 1:21,22,39

“If a boy can be circumcised on the Sabbath so that the Law, (Torah) of Moses will not be broken, why are you angry with Me for making the whole man well on the Sabbath?” John 7:23

Y’shua Never Broke The Sabbath

“At that time Jesus went through the grain fields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick the heads of grain and eat them.” Matthew 12:1

According to Torah, it is okay to pick grain, (with your hand) from someones field when you’re hungry.  Needless to say, we wouldn’t harvest any field on Sabbath, and we are never to use a sickle in someone else’s field.

“When you enter your neighbor’s standing grain, then you may pluck the heads with your hand, but you shall not wield a sickle in your neighbor’s standing grain.    Deuteronomy 23:25,

“Then they returned to prepare spices and perfumes. And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment.” Luke 23:56;Luke 6:5, 6;  Matthew 28:1…

Y’shua not only kept the Sabbath, He warned those who refuse to Keep Sabbath and teach others to do the same;

“whoever breaks the least of these Commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven, Matthew 5:18 ;Matthew 5:19.

If there is still any doubt that Y’shua and every first century follower kept the Seventh day Holy and why He would never have changed it to the first day, please take the time to look up Acts 13:14, 27, 42-44; 15:21, 16:13, 17:2, 18:4

“Jesus said, if you want to enter Life, obey the Commandments,” Matthew 19:17

Even These Qur’ran Surahs (Verses) Acknowledge The 7th/Sabbath

“And you had already known about those who transgressed among you concerning the Sabbath...” 2:65

“And We raised over them the mount for [refusal of] their covenant; and We said to them, “Enter the gate bowing humbly”, and We said to them, “Do not transgress on the Sabbath”, and We took from them a solemn covenant.” 4:154

“And ask them about the town that was by the sea – when they transgressed in [the matter of] the Sabbath – when their fish came to them openly on their Sabbath day, and the day they had no Sabbath they did not come to them. Thus did We give them trial because they were defiantly disobedient.” 7:163, (compare Ex. 16);





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Man’s Religion (Legalism) Vs The Way that Leads to Life

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Messiah, (Anointed of God) is the end/culmination/outcome, (Telos #5056) of the Law, (Nomos #3551) Righteousness to All the Faithful. Romans 10:4

Are You Worshiping Your Religion or Seeking Your Creator?

“I Was Born This Religion and I’ll Die This Religion.”  I’ve heard this statement come from the mouths of Catholics, Protestants, Jewish, Muslims, Hindus…Lets say God does decide which religious division you are to be born into, but God is not divided, God is One, Deuteronomy 6:4

Refusing to seek God beyond ones religion, or non-religion, is not seeking.

  “But from there you will seek the LORD, (YHVH) your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul. Deuteronomy 4:29; Jeremiah 29:13 Matthew 7:7

Bad Translations Misrepresent God’s Word, Torah

When we read the word Law, in our English Bible translations, it can have up to three very different meanings.  Law can refer to Legalism, (man-made laws), Galatians 2:16; sometimes it refers to, The Curse of Sin and Death, Romans 8:2; and sometimes it’s referring to TorahMatthew 5:17.  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legalism_(theology)

The Hebrew word “Torah” can not be translated by one English word, and the word “Law” is a bad translation.  Torah is Spiritual/Lasting/Eternal/Forever… (Olam #5769).

We know that the Law (Torah) is Spiritual…” Romans 7:14; Isaiah 40:8…

Torah has a three letter root, YRH, meaning to flow, throw, show, or point in a Direction.  Torah #8451, is best translated as Teaching/Instruction.  Like a Loving Father to a child, shining a Light, (Or #216) in the Way/Direction of Truth and (Lasting) Life.

“For the commandment, (mitzvah #4687) is a lamp and the Teaching, (Torah #8451) is Light; And reproofs for discipline are the Way of Life.” Proverbs 6:23

Y’shua (Jesus) is Torah, and The Torah Became Flesh…

Over two thousand years ago Y’shua repeatedly denounced the religious leaders for adding heavy burdens to the True meaning of Torah.

“They (Religious experts) tie up heavy, burdensome loads and lay them on men’s shoulders…” Matthew 23:4 

“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28… 

The Essence of Torah is Summed up by Love

“In everything, then, do to others as you would have them do to you.  For this is the essence of the Law (Torah) and the prophets.” Matthew 7:12

All the Law (Torah) and the Prophets” depend on these two commandments;”  Matthew 22:40(quoting from Torah…)

1.)  “You shall love the LORD (YHVH) your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” Deuteronomy 6:5 

2.)  “You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD, (YHVH).” Leviticus 19:18

Man-Made Religions Add Their Own Traditions/Righteousness

“They worship Me in vain; they teach as doctrine the traditions of men.’” Matthew 15:9

“Then the LORD, (YHVH) said, “… And their reverence for Me is taught by the commands/traditions, (mitzvah #4687) of men, (rote/repitions)” Isaiah 29:13

God’s Righteousness, (not Man’s) Leads to Life, 

“In the Way of Righteousness is Life, And in its Pathway there is no death.” Proverbs 12:28

“For this is the Love of God, that we keep His Commandments. And His Commandments are not burdensome,” 1 John 5:3

 We are All called out of the divisions of the world, to simple walk in the only Way that leads to Life.

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The Bible is Full of Physical Examples of Spiritual Truth

Call them Parables, Proverbs, Parallels, Pictures, Riddles, Mysterious, Dark sayings or Prototypes, physical examples reveal Spiritual Truth, Isaiah 6:9; Matthew 13:14.

“I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old,”  Psalm 78:2; Matthew 13:35

Israel Parallel’s Jesus (Yehoshua)

Connecting Israel (who prevails) to the Promised Messiah/Seed, (who prevails)

An Ancient Hebrew prophecy of the “Prevailing Seed.”

“…he (Seed of the woman) will bruise, (shuph #7779) you (serpent’s seed) on the head and you (serpents seed) will bruise his heel.” Genesis 3:15

“To the one who Prevails, I will grant the right to eat of the Tree of Life in the paradise of God.” Revelation 2:7

God’s Word defines Israel as meaning, those who strive/struggle/contend/wrestle, with God and with man and Prevail.

“He said, (The Angel of YHVH) “Your name shall no longer be Jacob, (Ya’aqob #3290) but Israel, (Yisrael #3478) for you have striven, (sarah #8280) with God and with man and have Prevailed, (Yakol #3201).” Genesis 32:28

As you can see the meaning of Israel can be traced from Genesis to Revelation.

Who Will Eat From the Tree of Life?

Not the first Adam, (man) or his physical offspring, because everything physical exists in a temporary state of death.   God’s Word tells us Death had a beginning and it will have an end.  “Death is the last enemy to be destroyed,” Isaiah 28:18; 1 Corinthians 15:26

God made sure Adam and Eve did not eat from the Tree of Life.  He ensured their physical state of death would not last forever, Genesis 3:22.

Only those who Prevail, (Spiritual Israel) will be granted to eat from the Tree of Life;

“To the one who Prevails(Nike #3529) I will grant the right to sit with Me on My throne, just as I, (Y’shua), Prevailed, (Nike #3529) and sat down with My Father on His throne.” Revelation 3:21 

The Birth of Physical Israel and The Birth of Spiritual Israel

The birth of Physical Israel came when God changed Jacob’s name to Israel.

The Birth of Spiritual Israel was miraculous, not physically possible, spiritual.  Like a Promised Seed born from a woman, Genesis 3:15.   Or a barren, ninety year old Sarah, giving birth to Isaac,  Genesis 17:17.  The prophesy of a Virgin giving birth to a Seed/Child that would be called, God with us, Isaiah 7:14. 

Yehoshua, (Joshua/Jesus) is His Name.  Its Hebrew meaning is YHVH’s Salvation.

Israel is My Son, My Firstborn, Physically

“Then you, (Moses) shall say to Pharaoh,’Thus says YHVH, “Israel is My Son, My Firstborn.” Exodus 4:22 

Y’hoshua is My Son, My Firstborn, Spiritually

“I also shall make Him My Firstborn, The highest of the kings of the earth.” Psalm 89:27

“I will surely tell of the decree of YHVH: He said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.” Psalm 2:7 

“For He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice from the Majestic Glory said to Him, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” 2 Peter 1:17; Matthew 3:17; Acts 13:33; Hebrews 1:5Hebrews 5:5; Hebrews 12:23; John 3:16

Y’hoshua Is First Born From the Dead

 “and from Y’shua Messiah, the faithful witness, the Firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and has released us from our sins by His blood,” Revelation 1:5; 1 Corinthians 15:20Colossians 1:18

Both Israel and Y’hoshua are “Called out of Egypt”

Israel’s Exodus from Egypt after 400 years of slavery:

“When Israel was a youth I loved him, And out of Egypt I called My son.” Hosea 11:1

At the time of Y’shua’s birth an angel warned Joseph, in a dream, to flee to Egypt until King Herod’s death. (Herod had all the boys, under two yrs. old murdered in Bethlehem).

“where he stayed until the death of Herod. This fulfilled what YHVH had spoken through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my Son.” Matthew 2:15; M,atthew 2:16

Through Abraham’s Physical Seed Came YHVH’s Spiritual Seed,

The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his Seed. The Scripture does not say, “and to seeds,” meaning many, but “and to your Seed,” meaning One, who is Messiah,  Galatians 3:16

 In your Seed All the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”  Genesis 22:18

Israel and Y’hoshua are Called YHVH’s Servant

“Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold; My chosen One in whom My soul delights. I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth Justice to the nations.” Isaiah 42:1

“Here is My servant, whom I have chosen, My beloved, in whom My soul delights. I will put My Spirit on Him, and He will proclaim justice to the nations.” Matthew 12:18

Israel and Y’hoshua Are Called The Vine

“You removed a (physical) vine from Egypt; You drove out the nations and planted it.” Psalm 80:8; Psalm 80:15Isaiah 5:7…

 “I Am the True (Spiritual) Vine, and My Father is the keeper of the Vineyard.” John 15:1

YHVH’s Physical Inheritance Shows Our Spiritual Inheritance

“whom YHVH of Hosts has Blessed, saying, “Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My Inheritance.”  Isaiah 5:7

“and into an Inheritance that is Imperishable, Undefiled, and Unfading, reserved in Heaven (Spiritual) for you,” 1 Peter 1:4

Abram’s Inheritance of Land Is Spiritual.

for All the Land (Eretz) which you see, I will give it to you and to your descendants Forever, (Olam #5769)”  Genesis 13:15; Genesis 17:8Acts 7:5

Israel’s (Olam) Life, Will Be, on the New Earth, (Eretz)

The one who Prevails will Inherit all things, and I will be his God, and he will be My Child.  Revelation 21:7

“For here we do not have a permanent city, (an Olam/Spiritual Inheritance) but we are looking for the city that is to come.” Hebrews 13:14

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The Term Scapegoat Originates From Hebrew

Once a Year, on The Day of Atonement, the High Priest Entered the Holy of Holies
With the Blood of a Goat to Atone, (Cover) for the sins of the people.

Hight Priest Day of Atonement

“Then he shall slaughter the goat of the sin offering which is for the people, and bring its blood inside the veil and do with its blood as he did with the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it on the mercy seat and in front of the mercy seat. Leviticus 16:15 

First “Casting Lots” to Choose Between Two Goats:

Two goats

Aaron shall Cast Lots for the two goats, one lot for the LORD, (YHVH) and the other lot for the Scapegoat. Leviticus 16:8 


Casting Lots is mentioned multiply times in the Bible.  They even Cast Lots for Y’shua’s clothing as He was dying, Psalm 22:18Matthew 27:35

The Azazel or Scapegoat Represents The Entire Removal of Sin

Leviticus 16:10
“But the goat on which the lot for the scapegoat fell shall be presented alive before the LORD (YHVH), to make atonement upon it, to send it into the wilderness as the scapegoat.

Today our Definition of a Scapegoat is Someone Who gets the Blame.

Was the original Scapegoat blamed for the confessed sins of the people?

Or did it symbolize the complete removal of the peoples sin from God’s presence?

“The goat shall bear on itself all their iniquities to a solitary land/uninhabited, (Gezerah #1509); and he shall release the goat in the wilderness/desert, (Midbar #4057b).” Leviticus 16:22  

Clearly the confessed sins of the people were symbolically placed on the head of the Scapegoat.  The goat was not blamed for their sin, it was simply led outside the camp, to a remote place, in the desert wilderness.

Personally, I wonder if that remote place in the desert wilderness is symbolic of, “The Outer Darkness” Y’shua, (Jesus) referred to in His Parables; Matthew 25:30Matthew 8:12Matthew 22:13…

As far as the East is from the West, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:12; Hebrews 9:26

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