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Scripture is taken from KJV and any other translation as noted is edited to remove blasphemous names (Rev. 17:3), words and titles and to give a more Iybriy/Hebrew rooted understanding; edited also because the "Mother of Harlots" has inserted these names to cover up the names of YaHVeH/יהוה and HIS Ben Yahvshua/יהושׁוּע, and to counterfeit a Babylonian Greco-Roman "god", "lord" "Jesus" "Christ"…etc. and promote its demonic idolatrous pagan customs and "holidays" by replacing YaHVeH's Sabbaths (Dan. 7:25).
REST, Why is it so important in the ruach/unseen/invisible/hidden realm?
What is the ruach/unseen/invisible significance of those who believe in the Lamb of YaHVeH and entering into Yahshua our Rabbi's “rest”? We know the physical benefits. What is the ruach purpose and meaning behind YaHVeH’s Sabbaths?
In this study I expect to show through the scriptures what the ruach purpose is of the Sabbaths and how they profoundly open doors to proclaim the coming Kingdom of the Righteous/Kadosh ONE of Yisrael.
Let us start with Iybriyiym/Hebrews chapter four. This chapter is clearly speaking about the Sabbaths that the “I AM” (Yahshua Mashiyach) gave the children of Yisrael when He lead them out of the land of Mitsrayim/Egypt:
--King James Version (edited)
Iybriyiym/Hebrews: 4:1: Let us therefore fear, unless, a promise being left us of entering into HIS rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
--Simple English (edited)
Iybriyiym: 4:1: the promise of going into YaHVeH's place of rest is still open, but we should be afraid. If you're not, some of you might not make it.
“Many” (Mat. 24:5) read right over this and come to the wrong conclusion of the phrase “HIS rest”. You can see in the Simple English translation it phrases it "YaHVeH's place of rest", which is actually a very correct wording. This “rest” this verse is speaking of is literal, it is not something our Rabbi does for us. Yes, Yahshua our Rabbi has given us rest from the physical representations, animal sacrifices and other physical symbolism's such as unleavened bread. We understand now that the Lamb that was killed on Passover/Pesach and the unleavened bread eaten represented Yahshua Mashiyach until He came, and the “yoke” has been lifted, which was added after the children of Yisrael broke the covenant (the New Covenant symbols of unleavened bread and wine and foot washing are now to be observed):
Iybriyiym: 9:10: Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.
Colossians/Kolasiym: 2:14: Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross;
Matith'Yah/Matthew: 11:28: Come to Me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Matith'Yah: 11:29: Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am Meek and lowly in heart: and you all shall find rest to your lives.
Acts/Ma'aseh: 15:10: Now therefore why tempt you all YaHVeH, to put a yoke on the neck of the limmudiym/taught ones, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?
The Sabbaths were never part of the “yoke”. The Sabbaths are part of the Ruach Law/Torah that has been written on our hearts:
Yasha'Yah/Isaiah: 51:7: Listen to ME, all you that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is MY Law/Torah; fear you all not the reproach of men/enosh, neither be ye afraid of their reviling.
Iybriyiym: 8:10: For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Yisrael after those days, said YaHVeH; I will put MY Law/Torah into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a Elohiym, and they shall be to ME a people:
No doubt the Pharisee’s turned the Sabbaths into a burden by adding more too what was already expected of the children of Yisrael to do. Yahshua rebuked them for it and showed us a better way to keep His Sabbaths. He did not do away with them! In Matith'Yah chapter 12 we find Yahshua plucking ears of corn on the Sabbath day with His limmudiym. Yahshua was not harvesting a field as I have heard some say, and He was not making His living on that day. Yahshua was a carpenter. What Yahshua was doing that day was satisfying a physical necessity. He and the limmudiym were hungry, so they got some food and ate it. Of course this angered the Pharisee’s. There was something else that Yahshua the Mashiyach did on the Sabbath that angered the Pharisee’s, and it just goes to show you when you don’t have YaHVeH's Ruach in you, how much a person will lack in understanding of ruach things. The other example Yahshua set on the Sabbath was healing people from sickness, and the Pharisee’s thought that was wrong!
Matith'Yah: 12:1: At that time Yahshua went on the Sabbath day through the corn; and His limmudiym were hungry, and began to pluck the ears of corn and to eat.
*Matith'Yah: 12:7: But if you all had known what this meant, I will have chesed H2617/eleos G1656/compassion, and not sacrifice; you all would not have condemned the guiltless.
Matith'Yah: 12:8: For the Ben of Adam is Rabbi even of the Sabbath day.
Matith'Yah: 12:10: And, observe, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked Him, saying, is it lawful/torah to heal on the Sabbath days? That they might accuse Him.
Matith'Yah: 12:11: And He said to them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the Sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?
Matith'Yah: 12:12: How much then is a man better than a sheep? Therefore it is lawful/torah to do well on the Sabbath days.
Matith'Yah: 12:13: Then said He to the man, Stretch out your hand. And he stretched it out; and it was restored whole, like as the other.
I want you to notice verse 12 Yahshua said it was “…lawful/torah to do well on the Sabbath days.” This little phrase speaks volumes, yet “many” read right over it. This was the perfect opportunity for our Savior and Rabbi to say the Sabbaths are no longer binding on His people, but He did not. He said it was “lawful/torah to do well on the Sabbath days”. He did not just call it a “Sabbath day” but He said “days” meaning more then just the weekly Sabbath. No our Rabbi did not come to do away with the Ruach Law/Torah (Shemoth/Exodus 20), He came to free us from the curse of that law/torah, which is eternal death. Read these articles entitled:
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By being part of YaHVeH’s assembly/moed/ekklesia/called out/Body of Yahshua we have been called to a great purpose and responsibility to share the Glad Tidings/Message with everyone we meet, not only do the leaders over us have this responsibility. The Glad Tidings message has the most effective impact on society when we as individuals are doers and not just hearers of the Law/Torah and Word of YaHVeH. You must remember that when the New (Promise) Covenant "Ekklesia" of YaHVeH began, our early brothers and sisters did not have the mass media and technology we have today, and the Glad Tidings message still spread like wild fire. I believe truly that YaHVeH wants us to live and proclaim the Glad Tidings message by our unified individual efforts. I call it “unified individual” because through the sensational power of the YaHVeH's Ruach (Through no power of our own) no matter where we are in the world, whether we are on an island by ourselves or in a crowded city with millions, it is through YaHVeH's Ruach we are thinking and speaking the same thing. Remember Eliyah thought he was the only one who did not bow his knee to Baal/"Sunday" worship, but he found out through the Word of YaHVeH that there were 7,000 others who have not bowed their knee to Baal:
1 Melekiym/1 Kings: 19:14: And he said, I have been very jealous for YaHVeH Elohiym of hosts: because the children of Yisrael have forsaken YOUR covenant, thrown down YOUR altars, and slain YOUR nabiym/foretellers with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
The Word of YaHVeH/Yahshua the Mashiyach answers Eliyah back by saying:
1 Melekiym: 19:18: Yet I have left ME seven thousand in Yisrael, all the knees, which have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth, which hath not kissed him.
With that said this is my point. The Sabbaths are not only a “sign” (Shemoth 31:13) that we are YaHVeH’s but it is the most effective tool of proclaiming the Glad News of the coming Kingdom of YaHVeH. The Sabbaths were meant to make us stand out! The Sabbaths make us stand out because that is the door that has been opened to us to tell the world of the “rest” that is coming to this world through Yahshua Mashiyach! YaHVeH’s Sabbaths do not revolve around buying selling and trading of manufactured goods made with the hand of man. The Sabbaths show the proper prospective on how to worship our Creator. Its not hard or burdensome or financially draining on us. It’s easy, we “rest”!
Why is it so important that we enter into Yahshua Mashiyach's “rest”? I believe it is a pretty easy and simple answer myself. What “many” (Mat. 24:5) don’t understand about their enemy is this; Satan cannot “rest”! He cannot “rest” especially now because he has a short time (Revelation 12:12). Satan is a “restless” spirit and he has never been able to “rest”. Here is the definition of the word “restless” from Webster’s Ninth New Colligate Dictionary:
Rest-less: 1: lacking or denying rest: UNEASY 2: continuously moving: UNQUIET <THE sea ~>3: characterized by or manifesting unrest esp. of mind <~ pacing> also: CHANGEFUL, DISCONTENTED…
* Hoshea 6:6; Miykah/Micah. 6:6-8; Mat. 9:13
Do you understand if you don’t “rest” you manifest the characteristics of Satan, his attitude, his manner, his life! We find in the book of Iyob/"Job" this character trait being revealed to us:
Yob: 1:6: Now there was a day when the beniym of Elohiym came to present themselves before YaHVeH, and Satan came also among them.
Yob: 1:7: And YaHVeH said to Satan, Where come you? Then Satan answered YaHVeH, and said, from going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
Did you catch verse 7 and what it was that Satan was doing? He was “…going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.” Do you understand the significance in that statement? Satan cannot sit still! Now this phrase “…to and fro…” has been used somewhere else in the scriptures and it has great meaning for us today. Why? Because the ability for Satan to travel “ to and fro” on this earth has never been more possible until these modern technologically advanced times. Daniel was told, “…Seal the book…” until “…the time of the end”:
Daniy'Yah/Daniel: 12:4: But you, O Daniy'el, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
I knew verse 4 and I knew what it meant for a long time, but the reality of it did not sink in until the terrorist attack on the W.T.C. and the Pentagon. The reality of verse 4 sunk in because while I was watching the news I saw a picture of the USA map with all the airplanes in the air before the terrorist attacked. I never knew that there was so much air travel going on at one time on this earth! In one picture of the map that the news program showed before the attack, the U.S. was covered almost totally with dots. The next picture of the map after the attack it was a clear view of the North American continent. This picture of all these dots indicating airplanes brought to my understanding more clearly what Satan uses to spread his attitude. Satan uses people to accomplish his goal of unrest and destruction. It is clear without YaHVeH's Ruach in us we are Satan’s tools.
Satan has done everything he can to try to cover up, change and distract YaHVeH’s people from keeping the Sabbaths; this understanding was revealed to us through Daniel:
Daniel: 7:25: And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the kadoshiym of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
Satan has tried to hide YaHVeH’s order of time and seasons by changing the Creators calendar around so much that even “many” sincere believing "Christians" think YaHVeH’s Sabbaths are lost. I do not accept this and will not accept this. By “many” saying this they limit the power and authority of our Creator! For “many” to even think that the Elohiym of Yisrael is not able to show and leave HIS ways of worship to us is inconceivable to me! After all, does not the Elohiym of Abraham, Isaac/Yitschak and Ya'akob/Jacob want us to know and live the truth? How does the Word of YaHVeH define truth? You either live truth or you live lies. Pontius Pilate ask our Rabbi what truth is:
Yahvchanan/Yohn: 18:38: Pilate said to Him, what is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again to the Yudiym, and said to them, I find in Him no fault at all.
YaHVeH through His Ben Yahshua has left us with definite truth. We can have no knowledge of that truth unless it is revealed to us through the Word of YaHVeH, which now are the printed scriptures that millions own and have access to. How does the scriptures define truth? Here is the definition we can find in the scriptures:
Yahvchanan/Yohn 17:17: Kadash/Purify them through YOUR truth: YOUR Word is truth.
Tehiyliym/Psalms: 119:142: YOUR righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and YOUR Law/Torah is the truth.
There is no getting around it for believers in Yahshua, YaHVeH’s Word, which has HIS Torah/Law written on Him and it is the truth. Anything contrary to the Elohiym of Yisrael’s Word, which includes HIS Ruach/unseen Law, is a LIE! This Ruach Law includes YaHVeH’s Sabbaths.
Just think about it for a minute. What if Daniel and his companions Chananyah/Hananiah, Miyshael/Miysha'Yah, and Azaryah did not obey the Ruach Law? What if they just accepted the religion of king Nebuchadnezzar? Their example is a perfect example of how we should carry ourselves in today’s work place. When the Sabbaths of YaHVeH come around including the weekly Sabbath we have perfect opportunity to be a bright light in this dark world. The meaning of the annual Sabbaths give perfect occasion for us to tell people the expectation that we have for the time ahead.
I tell all who read this, those that the Elohiym of Yisrael has opened your eyes to see with and ears to hear with; repent from transgressing the Ruach Law, accept the blood of Yahshua the Mashiyach, be immersed under the water (totally submerged), have hands laid on you by another believer so you can receive the gift of YaHVeH's Ruach:
Yahvchanan-Makabi/Mark: 16:16: He that believes and is immersed shall be saved; but he that believes not shall be damned/sentenced.
Luke: 24:47: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Yahvshalayim.
Acts/Ma'aseh 2:38: Then Kepha/Cepha said to them, Repent, and be immersed every one of you in the name of Yahshua Mashiyach for the remission of sins, and you all shall receive the gift of the Kodesh Ruach.
Enter Yahshua Messiyah's “rest” keep His Sabbaths so you can be saved:
Yashayah/Isaiah 30:15: For thus said the Rabbi YaHViH, the Kadosh One of Yisrael; in returning and rest shall you all be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and you all would not.
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