SABBATH, THE DAY YAH ELOHIM HATH MADE
By Daa'iyah Fisher Salaam
SOME WILL TELL YOU THAT SABBATH IS FOR THE JEWS, BUT SABBATH WAS ESTABLISHED BEFORE THERE WAS A PEOPLE CALLED ISRAELITE, HEWBREWS, OR “JEWS”.
GENESIS 2:2-3 THUS ELOHIM FINISHED ON THE SEVENTH DAY HIS WORK WHICH HE HAD MADE, AND RESTED ON THE SEVENTH DAY FROM ALL HIS WORK WHICH HE HAD MADE. AND ELOHIM BLESSED THE SEVENTH DAY, AND HALLOWED IT, BECAUSE THEREIN RESTED HE FROM ALL HIS WORK WHICH ELOHIM BY CREATING HAD MADE.
Sabbath is to be remembered. YaHVaH said so. He said in 6 days shall we work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath unto YaHVaH thy Elohim, no one is to do any work. Read EXODUS 20:8-11.
Sabbath means to "cease" from all labor. YaH ceased creating physical things and rested on the seventh day. By us ceasing our work we acknowledge our Elohim that created the heavens and the earth and, this shows to whom we are serving, and that we follow His lead and are obedient to Him.
EXODUS 31:13 THOU THYSELF THEREFORE, SPEAK UNTO THE SONS OF ISRAEL, SURELY MY SABBATHS SHALL YE KEEP, FOR A SIGH IT IS BETWIXT ME AND YOUR GENERATIONS, THAT YE MAY KNOW THAT I, YaHVaH, DO HALLOW YOU.
I personally believe there are spiritual blessings in keeping that quality time with our Heavenly Father, where love is being exchanged, miracles are done, peace is restored, and strength is given to us.
Some will teach that it doesn’t matter what day you rest or worship on, as long as you rest, and worship. If that is true, then why did THE CREATOR of the universe specify the seventh day?
Why did HE bless and make HOLY the seventh day if it is not important? Our ELOHIM does not say or do things just to be saying and doing them. When HE speaks things are created.
Is your Pastor or Priest, your leader more knowledgeable than THE CREATOR? If not, then why do you follow their false teachings? By following false teachings you are making these men idols, false gods. I know you think that under your Pastor, Priest, or Leader that you are being blessed, people are being healed, (are they?), the church is growing, etc., etc, etc,.. But have you stopped to think that if you are not obedient to OUR HEAVENLY FATHER, YaH ELOHIM, where are the blessings coming from? Are they truly blessings? If you are hanging out in Night Clubs, continuing to commit adultery, fornicating, lying, cheating, and going to church on Sunday, and think that YaH is blessing those things, you had better wake up and take inventory, see, if this is the blessings of the righteous Elohim or straight from Satan himself . Because a righteous Father would not, could not and will not bless such actions. Stop being fooled, and don’t think you can just blame your Pastor or Leader. 2Timothy 2:15 tells us to study for ourselves. So, it’s not just the false teachers, it is up to you to seek for the truth.
Our Elohim loves you, YaHSHUA loves you. And I love you, and want for you what I want for myself, to be counted as worthy for eternity. To live in YaH’S kingdom. As I have said before, I know that salvation is by the grace through faith, but remember there is also REPENTANCE, and LIP SERVICE don’t count. You must be a doer of the word, not just a hearer.
Sabbath is an important day. It is the Fourth Commandment. It is mentions throughout the bible. YaHSHUA kept the Sabbath, and even after He was taken up into heaven His disciples continued to keep Sabbath. The Catholic Church takes credit for changing YaH’S commandment of seventh day Sabbath to Sunday. They changed Elohim's moral law which is mentioned in Daniel 7:25. (Look it up).
(At this time I will refer you to your bibles. Look up Mark 2:23-28, and Mark 3:1-5)
YaHSHUA walked with His disciples through a corn field. (I am sure it was on the way to Sabbath Service). They plucked some ears of corn, because they were hungry. The Pharisees questioned YaHSHUA, as to why did He allow His disciples to do what was not permitted on the Sabbath. YaHSHUA taught them that the Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. YaHSHUA upon entering the synagogue (place of worship) noticed a man with a withered hand. So, He healed this man. Again, the Pharisees were concerned,. YaHSHUA asked (this was a way of teaching), “Is it allowed on the Sabbath to do good?” or to do evil?. To save life or to slay? The Pharisees remained quiet.
So, Here we see how YaHSHUA, and His disciples kept Sabbath. They walked together ate together, attended service together, YaHSHUA healed, and taught. So, this tells me that fellowship and doing good things, like visiting the shut-ins. Doing things that gives honor and give glory to our Elohim.
You may ask , how do we keep the Sabbath? Well, there are some traditions that have been established, Here is a brief outline on a Sabbath Tradition; (Be sure to invite a few people)
1. Friday, preparation day.
A. Clean as if for company.
B. Cook as if for company. (a feast)
C. Set the table with your best.
D. Dress as for a special occasion.
F. Make your home peaceful, (some light candles) pray, and ask YaH
ELOHIM to allow you to enter into HIS rest.
HEBREWS 3:18-4:1 BUT UNTO WHOM SWARE HE,THAT THEY SHOULD NOT ENTER INTO HIS REST,SAVE UNTO THEM WHO WERE OBSTINATE? AND WE SEE THAT THEY WERE NOT ABLE TO ENTER BECAUSE OF UNBELIEF.
HEBREWS 4:1 LET US THEREFORE FEAR, LEST AT ANYTIME, ALTHOUGH THERE IS LEFT BEHIND A PROMISE OF ENTERING INTO HIS REST, ANYONE FROM AMONGST YOU SHOULD BE DEEMED TO HAVE COME SHORT…
2. SABBATH starts at sunset.
When your family and guest arrive enjoy your Sabbath with prayers and blessings, with every one participating in sharing what YaH has done for Them during the week. Eat and enjoy one another. Get plenty of rest, and if You have a place of worship on Sabbath Day go, if not, invite people to come to your home. Remember, Where there are two or three are gathered in His name He is there in their mist.
This is just an outline. Find out what suits your life style, and keep the day HOLY.
We believe in and keep holy the Sabbath, A Day YaH Hath Made.