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The 4th Commandment

4. Remember the Sabbath Day, 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 God. 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 heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore, YaHuWaH barak (blesses) the Shabbath day and 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. He 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 Him on the day the Creator set out for that purpose...

Firstly and very importantly lets establish which day is the Sabbath. Sunday as in Christian tradition is NOT the Sabbath, and Friday evening as with Jewish tradition is NOT the beginning of it either.

The Sabbath begins at dawn on Saturday morning when the shemesh / sun rises, 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 its 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 other than an allusion from Paul in one of his many confusing and unscriptural letters (more on Paul later.) The trusted set-apart scriptures have always taught observance of the seventh day - Saturday.

The Sabbath was set-apart in Creation. YaHuWaH created everything in 6 days and on the 7th day He rested. If YaHuWaH rested on the 7th day, how much more should we?

In Hebrew Sabbath means - the 7th day. The Sabbath is a seal - a Covenant. A sign between YaHuWaH and His people. It has not ended, been changed or, been 'nailed to a cross.' Yahushua honoured and kept 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 Yisra'el. The only sign of the 'Everlasting Covenant' (see Exodus 31:13-17, and Ezekiel 20:12-20.) 

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 Son the sent Messiah. The Sabbath day is a delight to those who wholeheartedly love the Creator of the heavens and earth and who love the Messiah, Yahushua. But, mainstream Christianity teaches its followers that "Sunday is the Lord's Day", or "every day is now a Sabbath in the Lord", and they wilfully 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 YaHuWaH by obeying Him, honouring Him and guarding His set-apart day will truly be blessed to inherit His Kingdom...

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