Note- the portions of text I’ve pasted use the Hebrew letters הוה for the Name of Yah. -bk
The last day of the weekly cycle is the Sabbath of Yah. He established His Day at Creation.
Gen 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their array.
Gen 2:2 And in the seventh daya Elohim completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made.
Gen 2:3 And Elohim blessed the seventh day and set it apart, because on it He rested from all His work which Elohim in creating had made.”
By the time of the Exodus from Egypt, after so many years in bondage to a pagan nation, a forgetfulness of the Instruction of Yah had set in. The Sabbath, evidently, was a part of that, since Yah commands the people to remember His Sabbath Day. In essence, remember who He is. He is the Creator of everything, including them, and us.
Exo 20:8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to set it apart.
Exo 20:9 “Six days you labour, and shall do all your work,
Exo 20:10 but the seventh day is a Sabbathb of יהוה your Elohim. You do not do any work – you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates.
Exo 20:11 “For in six days יהוה made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore יהוה blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart.”
It’s important to maintain context, and follow the trail of evidence laid out in the history in Scripture, and, especially, in the very Word uttered by our Creator. Many don’t know these facts about the Sabbath of Yah, our Creator. They simply follow tradition established by a Roman, rebellious woman, that has, in her lawless rebellion, changed the Day of Yah to the day of the sun deity, venerating the pagan, false, mighty one, over the True, and Only Mighty One, YHWH Elohim (Mighty Ones).
Traditionalism has named the Sabbath of Yah, that commemorates His amazing work of Creation, speaking all into existence, by the pagan inspired name “Saturday.” Saturday, in veneration of pagan Saturn.
“Saturday derives from “Saturn’s Day”, a Roman god associated with wealth, plenty and time. It is the only English week-day still associated with a Roman god, Saturn.” -Ancient Origins
Note the influence of Rome. Rome’s influence permeates the professing church. She, in her rebellion, doesn’t recognize her poverty, her rebellion, and her adulterous expression. The same spirit has found a home in traditional Christianity, sadly.
Note these portions of text from The Book of the Revelation. The messages to the assemblies are very relevant, and I encourage you to go read them all. But note some excerpts.
Rev 2:20 “But I hold against you that you allow that woman Izeḇel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and lead My servants astray to commit whoring and to eat food offered to idols.
Rev 2:21 “And I gave her time to repent of her whoring, and she did not repent.
Rev 2:22 “See, I am throwing her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great affliction, unless they repent of their works.
Rev 2:23 “And I shall slay her children with death. And all the assemblies shall know that I am the One searching the kidneys and hearts. And I shall give to each one of you according to your works.” -ISR
Rev 3:17 “Because you say, ‘Rich I am, and I am made rich, Hos 12:8 and need none at all,’ and do not know that you are wretched, and pitiable, and poor, and blind, and naked.” -ISR
Those messages address the lawlessness of every expression of lawless rebellion to the unchanging Creator, and His unchanging Word. These, I believe, address the influence of Rome. BUT, what Rome practices, and the professing church as incorporated, goes back much farther than Rome. It is the lie, from the liar in chief, the old serpent Satan, from the garden. It has permeated every practice of religion in the world, including Judaism.
Isn’t it interesting that Satan began trying to obfuscate the pure Instruction of Yah, right at the time of Creation. And notice how it is connection with the very Sabbath Day that Yah commands to be remembered, that the adversary is still covering up! Remembering the Sabbath of Yah is acknowledging and proclaiming His sovereignty and that He is the Creator of all. But the enemy wants us to forget Yah’s Sabbath, and therefore not really know Him, His further Instruction, His plan to ransom His creation from the death sentence imposed in the garden, due to the very lying influence of Satan! He has so disconnected the professing bride of Messiah from the Truth of the Word, that she does not even know the True Name of the one she professes as her bridegroom! The Name of His Father has been hidden. And this is a problem when you know that the Word contains His Name around 7000 times! And the importance of calling on His Name for deliverance! And that there is no other Name given whereby we might be delivered!
Truth matters. He is the Truth. By His Truth we find life. He is the Life. By His Truth we find life on the way to the place He has prepared for us. He is the Way.
Yahusha the Messiah (anointed One) is The Way, The Truth, and The Life!
Are you interested in Truth? Do you have a love for the Truth? Here’s why it is important to do an assessment of your attitude towards the Truth.
2Th 2:7 For the secret of lawlessness is already at work – only until he who now restrains comes out of the midst.
2Th 2:8 And then the lawless one shall be revealed, whom the Master shall consume with the Spirit of His mouth Isa 11:4 and bring to naught with the manifestation of His coming.
2Th 2:9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power and signs and wonders of falsehood,
2Th 2:10 and with all deceit of unrighteousness in those perishing, because they did not receive the love of the truth, in order for them to be saved.
2Th 2:11 And for this reason Elohim sends them a working of delusion, for them to believe the falsehood,b Footnote: bSee also Joh 9:39, Joh 12:40, Act 7:42, Rom 1:24-28.
2Th 2:12 in order that all should be judged who did not believe the truth, but have delighted in the unrighteousness.”
It’s serious! It’s not up to you and me to determine what things mean to us. It’s what He said, established and commanded. It is the Truth that puts us on the Way, to Eternal, Abundant Life. It is the lie that is bondage and ultimate death – the second death and judgement.
I’m reminded of the words of Yehoshua/Joshua. I’ll leave you to consider what he said, and how that applies to you and me.
Jos 24:14 “And now, fear יהוה, serve Him in perfection and in truth, and put away the mighty ones which your fathers served beyond the River and in Mitsrayim, and serve יהוה!
Jos 24:15 “And if it seems evil in your eyes to serve יהוה, choose for yourselves this day whom you are going to serve, whether the mighty ones which your fathers served that were beyond the River, or the mighty ones of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But I and my house, we serve יהוה.”