4. Remember the Shabbath say, to qadosh it (set it apart). Six days you labour, and shall do all your work, but the seventh day is a Shabbath of Yahuwah 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. For in six days Yahuwah made the shamayim (heavens) and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. ThereforeYahuwah barak (blesses) the Shabbath day and qadosh it (sets it apart).
We are to remember the Sabbath day and set it apart. Yahuwah writes more about keeping the Sabbath than any other commandment. He sets it out clearly. Elohim blessed and separated the seventh day as a sign to indicate who are the people who truly belong to him - these will be loyal to him and rest with Elohim on the day the Creator set out for that purpose.
Firstly lets establish which day is the Sabbath. Sunday is NOT the Sabbath.
The Sabbath begins on Friday evening when the shemesh (sun) sets and ends Saturday evening when the shemesh (sun) sets..
If one would take the time and interest in doing just a little research into the history of 'Sunday' -the Lord's Day, they would see the plain evidence that the Roman Catholic Church by her own authority, and not by the authority of anything written in scripture, changed the Sabbath day to Sunday. (for more information click here)
If you read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce observance of the seventh day - Saturday.
The Sabbath was set apart in creation. Yahuwah created everything in six days and on the 7th day He rested. If Yahuwah rested on the 7th day, how much more should we?
Sabbath means 7th day. The Sabbath is a seal - a covenant. A sign between Yahuwah and His people. It has not ended or been 'nailed to the cross.' Yahushua honoured the Sabbath.
On the Sabbath we and all of our household are to refrain from work and to rest. It is a good idea to get all jobs and chores done during the other six days so that you are more able to refrain from doing these things on Sabbath day. To rest is to cease and be still. We not only rest our bodies and mind from everyday things but we take rest in Yahuwah on a spiritual level also.
The Sabbath is spoken of 9 times in the book of Acts. It is called “a sign” between Yahuwah and Yisrael, the only sign of the “everlasting Covenant” See Exodus 31:13-17, and Ezekiel 20:12-20) These passages are directly referred to in Hebrews 4. In Hebrews 4, we are told specifically that the "rest" involves the 7th day of the week, and that for the "people of Elohim" there remains a Sabbath-keeping.
Yahuwah's Sabbath day always has been and always will be on the seventh day of the week. This is the day he has blessed and set apart. And this is the day, which if you guard it, you are displaying the sign that you belong to Yahuwah and to his Messiah. .The Sabbath day is a delight to those who wholeheartedly love the Creator of the shamayim (heaven) and earth and who love His Messiah, Yahushua. But popular Christianity teaches its followers that Sunday is the Lord's Day and they willfully and intentionally transgress the Sabbath and teach others to transgress it and belittle it, too. But those who choose to express their genuine love for Elohim by obeying him and honoring him and guarding his set apart day will truly be blessed to inherit the kingdom.