At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, “Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath.” He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and those who were with him: how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests? Or have you not read in the Law how on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are guiltless? I tell you, something greater than the temple is here. And if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.” Mattityahu/Matthew 12:1-8 (ESV) In this passage, Y’shua is declaring that the Ben Adam is over Shabat. This authority comes from Yah, the Father. As the Son is Y’shua then he cannot over step the authority given to him, therefore he only does his fathers will.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim. He was in the beginning with Elohim. All came to be through Him, and without Him not even one came to be that came to be. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. Yochanan/John 1:1-4 (ISR98) Yochanan is here proclaiming that Y’shua is the aspect that carried out the creation under the Fathers blueprint. This idea has caused great consternation among many who read it as they are unable to understand or fathom the multiplicity of Yah. Adam was the first son of the Elohim but chose to follow his own desires, which caused him to be expelled from Dad’s house. The son of Elohim does not mean that Yah procreated any human being but formed us from the dust of the earth. Y’shua describes himself as a Ben Adam as there is a carnal/physical element and a spiritual dimension both in one body. To grasp this description we must understand that the flesh is the smaller Elohim while the Ruach is the Greater Elohim. Echad means unity not singularity of being in this context, therefore the ideas of FULLY GOD and FULLY MAN along with GOD in the FLESH is not the same GOD is the FLESH. Many stumble over this difference, not contemplating that even Sha’ul refers to Y’shua as the second Adam/Human Being.
Since Y’shua calls himself Ben Adam more then any other title concerning his being, we must determine what he is telling us about himself. This is best viewed when we see him praying in the garden asking that if it is possible that the cup pass from him as the human being is going to feel and suffer mental and emotional pain. For if Y’shua were Elohim only, he could not experience this nor could he assume our sin as his essence does not allow him to sin. He told us in the wilderness, as the Word, that he is not a man that he can lie. Also in the writing to the Hebrews Y’shua is defined as being the same yesterday, today, and forever. Lying is a sin and if Y’shua cannot lie then what part of him could die; only the physical body. The Spiritual part that is composed in this Echad would not be able to sin and would require the ability to take on our sin which can only be done if there were a human aspect to do this. The duality within the entity referred to as Y’shua is the only possible explanation according to everything we are told about the character of the creator relating to redeeming humanity.
Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. B’reshit/Genesis 2:1-3 (NIV) Here we are informed that all the essential elements of creation were put in place and Yah stopped and rested. Since Elohim does not require rest in the way we humans do, then he must be establishing a pattern for us to follow. “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.” Sh’mot/Exodus 20:8-11 (DRA) Moshe is instructed to teach Isra’el that honoring the creator is done by following his example and resting on the day He rested. To signify the importance of this acknowledgment of the seventh day, we are directed to set it apart from the other six days of the week by treating it differently. Keeping or guarding this day reminds us we have a creator who made us out of the earth.
For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, [even] his everlasting power and divinity; that they may be without excuse: because that, knowing God, they glorified him not as God, neither gave thanks; but became vain in their reasonings, and their senseless heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts unto uncleanness, that their bodies should be dishonored among themselves: for that they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. Romans 1:20-25 (ASV) Sha’ul is calling us out of our stupor and reminding us we are the creature who is ascending above the creator in our arrogance. This is the same thought line he uses in his warning to the Thessalonians pertaining to the lawless one, the man of sin. Whenever we usurp Yah’s authority we are guilty of trespassing, moving a boundary marker established by the one with authority; is what trespassing is. Putting our hands in the cookie jar without permission, so to speak.
And YAHWEH spoke to Moses, saying, And you speak to the sons of Israel, charging them, only My Sabbaths you shall keep; for it is a sign between Me and you for your generation; to know that I am YAHWEH your sanctifier†. And you shall keep the Sabbath, for it is holy for you; the profaners of it shall surely be executed; for everyone doing work in it, that soul shall be cut off from the midst of his people. Work may be done six days, and on the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, holy to YAHWEH; everyone doing work on the Sabbath day surely shall be put to death. And the sons of Israel shall guard the Sabbath, to observe and do the Sabbath for their generations; it is a never ending covenant. It is a sign forever between Me and the sons of Israel; for in six days YAHWEH made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed. Sh’mot 31:12-17 (HRB) In the B’rit/Covenant with Isra’el, the seventh day is the sign that the people are accepting and recognizing this relationship with Yah. Those who do not keep/guard the Shabat are denying the arrangement with the Father and the Son. As Yochanan pointed out Y’shua is how everything came to be that exists, so to not observe Shabat is to deny Y’shua. This makes someone an anti-mashiach or a false prophet. If Shabat is the sign acknowledging the creator, what sign is it to pick a different day than the one Yah has established.
Challenging the commandments is like constantly listening to a snake asking us “did Elohim say?” A nachash/snake hissing – is one of the mental pictures pertaining to the Hebrew concept of a witch. The idea of witchcraft in this context is like someone whispering in your ear, telling you to do something you know is wrong. Planting a seed of doubt is the premise here established for control of one person over another by verbal communication. Knowing someones weakness and using it to your advantage in a manner for achieving your own goal, you never have to lie, only suggest to the individual to do what they want.
After they were silent, Ya
akov answered, "Brothers, listen to me. Shimon has reported how God first visited the Goyim, to take out of them a people for his name. This agrees with the words of the prophets. As it is written, ‘After these things I will return. I will again build the tent of David, which has fallen. I will again build its ruins. I will set it up, That the rest of men may seek after the Lord; All the Goyim who are called by my name, Says the Lord, who does all these things. All his works are known to God from eternity.’ “Therefore my judgment is that we don’t trouble those from among the Goyim who turn to God, but that we write to them that they abstain from the pollution of idols, from sexual immorality, from what is strangled, and from blood. For Moshe from generations of old has in every city those who preach him, being read in the synagogues every Shabbat.” Acts 15:13-21 (HNV) Here Ya’akov, Y’shua’s brother, states that those coming to Torah will hear the instructions on the seventh day every week. Moshe received those instructions from the Word on Sinai, this is in accordance with Y’shua’s own statements in Yochanan 5:45-47. Once again the creator is Y’shua and he is the one who established THE seventh day as Shabat. All of this is derived from the Father’s direction and will.
“See, the days are coming,” declares יהוה, “when I shall make a new covenant with the house of Yisra’ĕl and with the house of Yehuḏah, not like the covenant I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Mitsrayim, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them,” declares יהוה. “For this is the covenant I shall make with the house of Yisra’ĕl after those days, declares יהוה: I shall put My Torah in their inward parts, and write it on their hearts. And I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people. “And no longer shall they teach, each one his neighbour, and each one his brother, saying, ‘Know יהוה,’ for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares יהוה. “For I shall forgive their crookedness, and remember their sin no more.” Thus said יהוה, who gives the sun for a light by day, and the laws of the moon and the stars for a light by night, who stirs up the sea, and its waves roar – יהוה of hosts is His Name: “If these laws vanish from before Me,” declares יהוה, “then the seed of Yisra’ĕl shall also cease from being a nation before Me forever.” Thus said יהוה, “If the heavens above could be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I would also cast off all the seed of Yisra’ĕl for all that they have done,” declares יהוה.
As they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take and eat it; this is My body.” Then He took a cup, and after giving thanks, He gave it to them and said, “Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood [that establishes] the covenant; it is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins. But I tell you, from this moment I will not drink of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it in a new way in My Father’s kingdom with you.” After singing psalms, they went out to the Mount of Olives. Mattityahu 26:26-30 (HCSB) For God does find fault with the people when he says, “‘See! The days are coming,’ says ADONAI, ‘when I will establish over the house of Isra’el and over the house of Y’hudah a new covenant. “‘It will not be like the covenant which I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by their hand and led them forth out of the land of Egypt; because they, for their part, did not remain faithful to my covenant; so I, for my part, stopped concerning myself with them,’ says ADONAI. “‘For this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Isra’el after those days,’ says ADONAI: ‘I will put my Torah in their minds and write it on their hearts; I will be their God, and they will be my people. “‘None of them will teach his fellow-citizen or his brother, saying, “Know ADONAI!” For all will know me, from the least of them to the greatest, because I will be merciful toward their wickednesses and remember their sins no more.'” Ivrim/Hebrews 8:8-12 (CJB) These two sections of the Word tell us that Y’shua is the one establishing the Renewed Covenant, therefore he is also the one who made the covenant at Mount Sinai. The same parties are involved in both of these instances, not different entities entirely. You cannot renew anything with something you have never had the relationship with before. Who are the parties in this covenant?
In establishing this pact/contract a cup of wine is consumed by the participants involved in the agreement. Since one party was in violation of the initial arrangement then it no longer covered their sin, setting the second party free from its obligation. This leaves a problem for Yah as he wants to be in covenant with the descendants of Avraham, Yitz’chak, and Ya’akov. The only way to keep His Word to these descendants is to make a Renewed Covenant with them. As the divorced wife who has married another husband cannot return to her first husband then the first husband has to die and be returned to life making the broken marriage contract void. Y’shua did exactly this on the stake allowing remarriage to take place without violating the testimony in force since the wilderness. “For I am the Lord, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob. Mal’akhi 3:6 (NKJV)
What day is our Master, Y’shua, declaring he is over? The information presented throughout scripture proclaims that it is the seventh day of the week. Those who state that Y’shua/Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath and claim it is any day they want, do not realize that the word Shabat is from the same root as the number 7 in Hebrew. Sheva/Seven also has the meaning of an oath, who is the maker of this oath? Our decision in this matter determines who we serve, and who is our Husband. Are you wearing you wedding band?
With the help of the Ruach HaKodesh written by Rabbi Danny Palmer.
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