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THE SABBATH: OUR REST IS IN MESSIAH 4th Foundational Stone (Laying on of Hands) s'mikhah Heb 6:1-3, Continued.

In order for full restoration to come to both houses of Israel - Ephraim and Manasseh/Protestant Christianity, they need to come to a more fuller understanding and application of the weekly Sabbath (Shabbat) rest that YHWH  of Israel ordained in the Bible that His people celebrate. The Judeans, the  house of Judah needs to realize that the fullness of their spiritual Sabbath (Shabbat) rest is in  (Mashiach) Messiah Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA/Jesus. The house of Israel, Ephraim and Manasseh need to repent (teshuvah) and realize that the Biblical day of rest that YHWH/Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA/JESUS gave to His people is from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown. In doing so, the house of Israel - Ephraim and Manasseh/Protestant Christianity needs to study the spiritual significance of the weekly Sabbath (Shabbat) to learn that YHWH of Israel gave His people the physical weekly Sabbath (Shabbat) rest as a prophetic blueprint to understand in a greater degree His redemptive plan to be accomplished through the Messiah (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA and the rule and reign of the Messiah (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA during the Messianic Age (Athid Lavo).

In this chapter, we will examine these issues so that we can study, learn and understand that the YHWH of Israel gave the physical weekly Sabbath (Shabbat) rest from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown to establish the following Biblical truths:

  1. The Sabbath (Shabbat) is the seventh day of the week and is to be a day of rest (Genesis [Bereishit] 2:1-3).
  2. The Sabbath (Shabbat) is a sanctified (set apart made holy/kodesh) day unto YHWH of Israel (Genesis [Bereishit] 2:3).
  3. The Sabbath (Shabbat) is an eternal covenant between YHWH of Israel and His people and is to be kept forever as an everlasting ordinance (Exodus [Shemot] 31:16-17).
  4. The Sabbath (Shabbat) is a festival (mo'ed/appointed time) of YHWH of Israel which is to be kept on a weekly basis (Leviticus [Vayikra] 23:1-3).
  5. Spiritually, we experience Sabbath (Shabbat) rest when we obey YHWH of Israel, keep His commandments (mitzvot), and believe the promises made by YHWH of Israel to His people in His Torah/Word/Instruction  (Leviticus [Vayikra] 26:1-12, Psalm [Tehillim] 95:6-11, Hebrews 3:7-19, 4:1-12).
  6. The Sabbath (Shabbat) is a spiritual picture given to us by YHWH of Israel that is a shadow of the Jewish Messiah (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA/ (Colossians 2:16-17).
  7. The Messiah (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA is the spiritual rest of the believers in the Jewish Messiah (Mashiach) (Matthew [Mattityahu] 11:28-30).
  8. After the Messiah (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA finished the work that YHWH of Israel sent (shaliach) Him to do by dying on the tree/cross as the suffering Messiah (Mashiach), He sat down (rested/had Shabbat) at the right hand of YHWH of Israel (John [Yochanan] 17:1,4, 19:30, Psalm [Tehillim] 110:1 = Hebrews 1:1-3, 10:12-13).
  9. The Sabbath (Shabbat) is the day of YHWH (Isaiah[Yeshayahu] 58:13-14).
  10. The Sabbath (Shabbat) is personified as a bride whose bridegroom is the YHWH of Israel and the Jewish Messiah (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA and is a spiritual blueprint of the Messianic Age (Athid Lavo) and the world to come (OlamHaba/eternity).
  11. The Sabbath (Shabbat) will be kept during the time of the new heavens and the new earth and for all eternity (Isaiah [Yeshayahu] 66:22-23, Revelation 21:1-3).

THE SABBATH IS THE SEVENTH DAY AND IS A DAY OF REST

In Genesis (Bereishit) 1:1-31, 2:1-3, we have the story of the seven days of creation. Following the first six days of creation, YHWH of Israel rested on the seventh day and sanctified it. In Genesis (Bereishit) 2:1-3, it is written: "Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day YHWH ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And YHWH blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which YHWH created and made."

 

YHWH SANCTIFIED THE SABBATH AND MADE IT HOLY

When YHWH/YAHUWAH of Israel rested on the seventh day of creation, He blessed the seventh day and sanctified it (Genesis [Bereishit] 2:3). The Hebrew word for sanctified is the Strong's word (6942) in the Strong's Hebrew dictionary. It is the Hebrew word kadesh which comes from the Strong's word (6944) which is the Hebrew word kodesh. The Hebrew words kadesh/kodesh mean "to make clean, consecrate, dedicate, purify, set apart, make holy." Therefore, when YHWH of Israel blessed the Sabbath (Shabbat), He consecrated, dedicated, set apart and made holy this special day and purposed that the seventh day of the week (from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown) be a day sanctified, made holy and set apart from every other day of the week. A SABBATH GUARDING DUTY/PIETY. PSALMS 95.

 

THE SABBATH IS AN ETERNAL COVENANT BETWEEN YHWH AND HIS PEOPLE

As we just stated in the previous section, when YHWH of Israel blessed the Sabbath (Shabbat) in Genesis (Bereishit) 2:3, He also sanctified it. The Hebrew term for the Biblical Jewish marriage ceremony (kiddushin/betrothal) really means "hallowing/sanctified." The Hebrew word for marriage (kiddushin/betrothal) comes from the three letter Hebrew root (K =Kaf, D = Dalet, SH = Shin). The Hebrew word for sanctified (6942 = Kadesh) which comes from the Hebrew word for holy (6944 = Kodesh) is also derived from the same three Hebrew root letters (K = Kaf, D = Dalet, SH = Shin). Therefore, the  Biblical statement that "YHWH blessed the sabbath day and hallowed/sanctified (va-yekaddesh) it" (Genesis [Bereishit] 2:3) as meaning that YHWH of Israel wedded (kiddushin/betrothal) the Sabbath (Shabbat) to His people.

On the day of the wedding in the Biblical ceremony, the bride is seen as a queen and the groom is seen as a king. Therefore, "queen" and "bride" are two terms used to describe the weekly Sabbath day. Since the Sabbath (Shabbat) is seen as being a queen and a bride, it represents the feminine element of creation. That the YHWH of Israel entered into a marriage covenant with the house of Jacob (both the houses of Israel - Ephraim and Manasseh and the house of Judah) at at Jebal El Lawz. In Jeremiah (Yermiyahu) 2:1-2, it is written:

"Moreover the word of YHWH came to me, saying, Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith YHWH; I remember thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals [betrothal/kiddushin], when thou wentest after me [YHWH of Israel/the groom] in the wilderness in a land that was not sown."

However, in the Biblical marriage ceremony, you must first be sanctified (consecrated/set apart/made holy) before you can get married. In Exodus (Shemot) 19:10-11, 14, it is written:

"And YHWH said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify [6942 = consecrate/set apart/make holy] them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their clothes, and be ready against the third day: for the third day YHWH will come down in the sight of all the people upon Jebal El Lawz/mount Sinai and Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified [6942 = consecrate/set apart/made holy] the people; and they washed their clothes."

In the traditional Biblical Judaic (house of Judah/Judaism) wedding ceremony, the bride becomes sanctified before the marriage by having a mikvah (water immersion). Mikvah is a Hebrew word which means "pool or body of water." Mikvah is the ceremonial act of purification.

Every Biblical marriage will have two witnesses. They are called the friends of the bridegroom. Their role is to prepare the bride and escort her to meet the groom underneath the chupah (wedding canopy) where the marriage will occur. When YHWH of Israel entered into a marriage with the house of Jacob (both the house of Israel - Ephraim and Manasseh and the house of Judah) at Jebal El Lawz/mount Sinai, Moses (Moshe) was seen as being one of the friends of the bridegroom of YHWH of Israel. In Exodus (Shemot) 19:17, we can see Moses (Moshe) fulfilling the role of escorting the bride (the house of Jacob) to meet YHWH of Israel at Jebal El Lawz/mount Sinai (a type of chupah/wedding canopy) as it is written:

"And Moses brought forth the people [the house of Jacob/escorting them] out of the camp to meet with YHWH; and they stood at the nether [underneath/at the foot of] part of the mount."

When the marriage took place between the YHWH of Israel and the house of Jacob (both the house of Israel/Ephraim and Manasseh and the house of Judah), Jebal El Lawz/mount Sinai was symbolically seen as being the chupah (wedding canopy).

When the bride and groom are married in a traditional Biblical wedding ceremony, they will have a ketubah (marriage contract) which states the terms and the conditions of the marriage. The marriage between YAHUWAH of Israel and the house of Jacob (both the house of Israel - Ephraim and Manasseh and the house of Judah) was the Torah/Word of YHWH. The terms and conditions of the marriage (ketubah/marriage contract) between the YHWH of Israel and the house of Jacob is given in Deuteronomy (Devarim) 28 and Leviticus (Vayikra) 26. In these two chapters, the YHWH of Israel specifies the blessings to the house of Jacob (both the house of Israel Ephraim and Manasseh and the house of Judah) for being faithful to YHWH of Israel in the marriage and the curses for being unfaithful to YHWH of Israel in the marriage.

The rite of betrothal is completed when the groom (YHWH of Israel) gives something of value to the bride (the house of Jacob all I2 tribes) and she accepts it. The gift most often given today is the ring. The ring is a token of eternal love and remembrance of the marriage. When the groom places the ring on the bride's finger, the rite of betrothal is completed. The completed rite is known in Hebrew as kiddushin which means "sanctification."

Symbolically, the "ring" that was given to the bride (the house of Jacob all I2 tribes) by the groom (the YHWH of Israel) was seen as being the Sabbath (Shabbat). The keeping of the Sabbath (Shabbat) is seen as being a token of remembrance and eternal love between the groom (YHWH of Israel) and the bride (the house of Jacob).

The Sabbath (Shabbat) is one of the Ten Commandments given at Jabal EL Lawz/mount Sinai to remember the marriage between YHWH of Israel and the house of Jacob. In Exodus (Shemot) 20:8, it is written:

"Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy [6942 = sanctified, consecrated, set apart]."

The Sabbath (Shabbat) is an eternal covenant between the YHWH/YAHUWAH of Israel and the house of Jacob which is to be kept forever. In Exodus (Shemot) 31:12-18, it is written: "And YHWH spake unto Moses, saying, speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my Sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign [a marriage ring] between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am YAHUWAH/YHWH ELOHIM that doth sanctify [6942 = consecrate/set apart/make holy] you. Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever does any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to YHWH: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel forever: for in six days YHWH made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed. And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon Jabal EL Lawz/mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of YAHUWAH ELOHIM."

 

THE SABBATH IS A FESTIVAL OF YHWH

The Sabbath (Shabbat) is a festival of YHWH. In Leviticus (Vayikra) 23:1-4 it is written:

"And YHWH spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of YHWH, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts. Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, a holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of YHWH in all your dwellings These are the feasts of YHWH, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons."

 

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THE FEAST OF YHWH AND HOLY CONVOCATION?

There are two important Hebrew words in Leviticus (Vayikra) 23:1-4 which are translated as feasts and convocation which explain to us the importance and significance of the Biblical weekly Sabbath (Shabbat) from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown. In Leviticus (Vayikra) 23:2, the word translated as feasts is the Hebrew word mo'ed. The Hebrew word mo'ed is the Strong's word 4150 in the Hebrew dictionary and means "an appointment, a fixed time or season, a cycle, an assembly, an appointed time, a set time or an exact time."

In Leviticus (Vayikra) 23:2, the Bible tells us that the Sabbath (Shabbat) is not only a mo'ed but that it is also a holy convocation. The Hebrew word for holy is the Strong's word 6944 in the Hebrew dictionary and is the word kodesh. The Hebrew word kodesh means "to consecrate, dedicate, hallow, set apart." The Hebrew word for convocation is the Strong's word 4744 in the Strong's Hebrew dictionary and is the word miqra. The Hebrew word miqra means, "a public meeting, an assembly, a rehearsal."

Therefore, the YHWH of Israel is telling us in His Holy Word that the Sabbath (Shabbat) is a mo'ed (an appointed time, a set time) during the week (from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown) which is a kodesh (holy, consecrated, dedicated and set apart) miqra (a public meeting, an assembly of people, a rehearsal). The Sabbath (Shabbat) is a commandment (mitzvah) which the YHWH of Israel wants His people to rehearse (miqra) because it is an appointed time or set apart time (mo'ed).

If the Sabbath (Sabbath) is a rehearsal (miqra), what is it that the YHWH of Israel wants His people to rehearse (miqra)? The Sabbath (Shabbat) is a rehearsal of all the things that the YHWH of Israel gave His people regarding the Sabbath (Shabbat) to teach us/instruct us (Torah) about the ways of His Kingdom, trusting (emunah) in His written Torah/Word of YHWH, the redemption through the Messiah (Mashiach) and the Messianic Age (Athid Lavo).

 

WHO IS YHWH/YAHUWAH ELOHIM?

The Sabbath (Shabbat) is a feast of YHWH. Who is YHWH? The Hebrew word for YHWH is the Strong's word 3068 in the Strong's Hebrew dictionary and is the Holy (kodesh) name of the YHWH of Israel. The Bible tells us in Deuteronomy (Devarim) 6:4 that the YHWH of Israel is one (echad). The Hebrew word echad is the Strong's word 259 in the Strong's Hebrew dictionary. The Hebrew word echad (259) comes from the Hebrew root word echad which is the Strong's word 258 in the Hebrew dictionary. The Hebrew word echad means "to unite, to unify." So, the Shema (Deuteronomy [Devarim] 6:4) tells us that the YHWH of Israel is echad which comes from the Hebrew root word echad which means "to unify." In Proverbs (Mishlei) 30:4 it is written: " who hath established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?"

The Messiah (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA is YHWH ELOHIM of Israel manifested in the flesh. The holy name  of the YHWH of Israel as spoken in Exodus (Shemot) 3:14 means, "I [ever] shall be [the same] that I am [today]." In Hebrews 13:8 it is written: Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA HaMashiach the same yesterday, and today, and forever."

In I Corinthians 12:3, it tells us that the Messiah (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA is YHWH ELOHIM as it is written: " no man speaking by the Spirit [Ruach HaKodesh] of YHWH calls Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA accursed: and that no man can say that Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA is YHWH ELOHIM but by the Holy Ghost [Ruach HaKodesh]."

Philippians 2:8-11. - Isaiah (Yeshayahu) 45:23. In Philippians 2:8-11 it tells us that the Jewish Messiah (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA is YHWH ELOHIM as it is written:

"And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross/tree [YHWH ELOHIM reigns from the wood/tree]. Wherefore YHWH also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA YHWH ELOHIM every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA HaMashiach is YHWH ELOHIM to the glory of YHWH ELOHIM the Father."

The mount of Olives is known in Judaism (house of Judah) as the mountain of the Messiah (Mashiach). When the Messiah (Mashiach) YHWH ELOHIM Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA ascended up into heaven (olam haba) following his resurrection as written in Acts 1:6-12, the angels said that the Messiah (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA would come back in like manner (to the mount of Olives). His return to the mount of Olives as the Kingly Messiah (MALKI TZEDIK David) is recorded in Zechariah (Zecharyah) 14:3-4, 9 as it is written:

"Then shall YAHUWAH ELOHIM go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives and YAHUWAH ELOHIM shall be the MALKI TZEDIK over all the earth: in that day shall there be one YAHUWAH Elohim, and his name one [echad]."

 

Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA IS YHWH OF THE SABBATH

The sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath. Leviticus (Vayikra) 18:5 as it is written: "Ye shall therefore keep My statutes and Mine ordinances, which if a man do, he shall live by them."

The Messiah (Mashiach) YAHUWAH ELOHIM MALKI TZEDIK Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA HaMashiach supported this interpretation as can be seen in Mark 2:23-28, 3:1, 4-5 as it is written:

"And it came to pass, that he [Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA] went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples [talmidim] began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn. And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful [in violation of the Torah]? And he [Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA] said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was hungry, he, and they that were with him? How he went into the house of YHWH/YAHUWAH in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him? And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: Therefore, the Son of man is YHWH/YAHUWAH also of the sabbath. And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand and he saith unto them, is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? To save life, or to kill? But they held their peace. And he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other."

Therefore, the Sabbath (Sabbath) is a feast of YHWH (Leviticus [Vayikra] 23:2). YHWH is the Messiah (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA). In addition, the Messiah (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA is YHWH/YAHUWAH of the Sabbath (Shabbat). So, both the house of Israel - Ephraim and Manasseh/Protestant Christianity TODAY and the house of Judah (Judaism) need to keep and celebrate the weekly Sabbath (Shabbat) (from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown) that the YHWH/YAHUWAH/Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA of Israel gave to His people.

 

OUR SABBATH REST IS BELIEVING (EMUNAH) THE WRITTEN WORD OF Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA

Spiritually, we experience Sabbath (Shabbat) rest when we obey Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA of Israel, keep His commandments (mitzvot), and believe the promises made by Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA of Israel to His people in His Torah/Word/Instruction. Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA of Israel promises great blessings to His people for keeping His weekly Sabbath (Shabbat) (from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown). In Leviticus (Vayikra) 26:2-12 it is written:

"Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am YHWH/YAHUWAH/Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA. If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them; Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. And your threshing shall reach into the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time: and ye shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely. And I will give peace [shalom/rest] in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through the land. And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword. And five of you shall chase an hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword. For I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you. And ye shall eat old store, and bring forth the old because of the new. And I will set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you. And I will walk among you, and will be your YAHUWAH/YHWH/Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA, and ye shall be my people."

 

OBEDIENCE BRINGS THE BLESSINGS OF Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA

Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA of Israel blesses His people when we are obedient (shema) to Him. In Isaiah (Yeshayahu) 1:19 it is written: "If ye are willing and obedient [shema], ye shall eat the good of the land."

In Jeremiah (Yermiyahu) 17:7-8 it is written:

"Blessed is the man that trusteth in YHWH ELOHIM Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA, and whose hope YHWH ELOHIM Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit."

In Isaiah (Yeshayahu) 26:3-4 it is written:

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace [shalom shiloh shalom], whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in YHWH forever: for in YHWH Jehovah is everlasting strength."

 

DISOBEDIENCE TO YHWH's WORD KEEPS US FROM ENTERING INTO HIS SABBATH REST

The Sabbath (Shabbat) is a day of rest. In Genesis (Bereishit) 2:2 it is written:

"And on the seventh day YHWH ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all the work which he had made."

In the Bible, the YHWH of Israel associates entering into His rest with believing the written Torah/Word/Instruction of YHWH. In Isaiah (Yeshayahu) 28:9-13 it is written:

"Whom shall he teach knowledge? [which is the Torah/Word/Instruction of YHWH- Hosea 4:6] and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear [shema]. But the word of YHWH was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little."

The first occurrence of the word rest in Isaiah (Yeshayahu) 28:12 is the Strong's word 4496 in the Strong's Hebrew dictionary and is the Hebrew word menuchah. The Hebrew word menuchah means, "an abode, ease, quiet, resting place, a settled spot, peace, home."

THE YHWH of Israel associates believing and trusting (emunah) in Him and being obedient (shema) to His Torah/Word with entering into His (Sabbath) rest. In Psalm (Tehillim) 95:7-11, it is written:

"For he is our YHWH ELOHIM; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Today if ye will hear [shema] his voice, harden not your heart as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness: When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work. FORTY YEARS [?Jubilees?] long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways: Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest."

In Hebrew 3:7-19, 4:1-12 it is written:

"Wherefore as the Holy Ghost [Ruach HaKodesh] saith, Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years. Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do always err in their heart; and they have not known my ways. So I swore in my wrath, they should not enter into my rest. Take heed, brethren, lest there be in you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living YHWH/YAHUWAH. But exhort one another daily, while it is called TODAY; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we are made partakers of Christ [Mashiach], if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end; While it is said, Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcasses fell in the wilderness? And to whom swore he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief. Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And YHWH did rest the seventh day from all his works. And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: Again, he limited a certain day, saying in DAVID, Today, after so long a time; as it is said, Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. For if Jesus [Joshua] had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of YHWH. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as YHWH did from his. Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. For the word of YHWH is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." .... Abrahamic Covenant Torah/Gen I2. I5. Exodus I8-24:II. Therefore, spiritually, we experience the Sabbath (Shabbat) rest of the YHWH of Israel when we obey (shema) and believe (emunah) the Torah/Word/Instruction of YHWH and put our trust and confidence (emunah) in the Jewish Messiah (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA.

 

THE MESSIAH IS OUR SABBATH REST

Isaiah (Yeshayahu) 11:1, 10 speaks about the Messiah (Mashiach) and the Word of YHWH tells us that His rest (menuchah) shall be glorious (kivod) as it is written: "And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots and in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest [menuchah] shall be glorious [kivod]."

In Matthew (Mattityahu) 11:28-30 it is written:

"Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me: for I am meek and lowly of heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

In John (Yochanan) 14:23 it is written:

"Jesus/YHWH/YAHUWAH ELOHIM Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him."

In Matthew (Mattityahu) 7:24-27 it is written:

"Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a ROCK: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not; for it was founded upon a ROCK. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand [Silicon/Fiber optic/network]: And the [Spiritual] rain descended, and the [Spiritual] floods came, and the [Spiritual] winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it."

 

THE SABBATH IS A SHADOW/BLUEPRINT OF THE MESSIAH

The Sabbath (Shabbat) is a spiritual shadow/blueprint given to us by the YHWH/YAHUWAH ELOHIM/Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA of Israel/BOTH HOUSES - EPHRAIM and MANASSEH to teach us about Messiah (Mashiach) YHWH/YAHUWAH/Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA and the redemptive plan of Israel for His people. In Colossians 2:16-17 it is written:

"Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a holy day, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ [Mashiach]."

 

AFTER THE MESSIAH COMPLETED HIS WORK, HE RESTED

The Messiah (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA came to the earth at His first coming. He completed the work that YHWH the Father sent (shaliach) him to do. In John (Yochanan) 17:1, 4, it is written:

"These words spake Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do."

After the Messiah (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA completed the work that YHWH the Father sent (shaliach) Him to do by dying on the tree/cross and coming to the earth to fulfill his role, He, ALEF TAV YHWH/ YAHUWAH ELOHIM MALKI TZEDIK El ELOHE ISRAEL Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA SHILOH sat down (rested) at the right hand of ALEF TAV YHWH/YAHUWAH ELOHIM MALKI TZEDIK El ELOHE ISRAEL Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA SHILOH the Father. In Psalm (Tehillim) 110:1 As it is written:

"YHWH said unto my YHWH, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool."

In Hebrews 1:1-3, 10:12-13 it is written:

"YHWH, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high .But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of YHWH; From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool."

 

BOTH JEWS AND NON-JEWS ARE COMMANDED TO KEEP THE SABBATH

Both the house of JUDAH/JUDAH AND BENJAMIN  and the house of Israel - Ephraim and Manasseh/Protestant Christianity are commanded by the YHWH of Israel to keep His Sabbath (Shabbat). In fact, the YHWH of Israel promises great blessings/Double FRUIT to the house of Israel/ Ephraim and Manasseh Protestant Christianity who keeps His Sabbath (Shabbat) and all those who are grafted into the family of YHWH of Israel. In Isaiah (Yeshayahu) 56:1-8 it is written:

"Thus saith YHWH, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed. Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it: that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil. Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to YHWH, speak, saying, YHWH hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree. For thus saith YHWH unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant; [Abrahamic Covenant Torah Genesis I2. I5. Exodus I9 - 24:II] Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to YHWH, to serve him, and to love the name of YHWH, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant; Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called a house of prayer for all people. YHWH - YAHUWAH which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him."

 

THE SABBATH IS PERSONIFIED AS A BRIDE

Earlier in this chapter, it was seen that the Sabbath (Shabbat) is personified in Judaic literature (house of Judah and Benjamin ) as a bride. The YHWH of Israel and the (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA is the bridegroom of the house of Judah and Benjamin and the house of Israel - Ephraim and Manasseh. Once again, the Hebrew term for the Biblical marriage ceremony (kiddushin/betrothal) really means "hallowing/sanctified." The Hebrew word for marriage (kiddushin/betrothal) comes from the three letter Hebrew root (K = Kaf, D = Dalet, SH = Shin). The Hebrew word for sanctified (6942 = Kadesh) which comes from the Hebrew word for holy (6944 = Kodesh) is also derived from the same three Hebrew root letters (K = Kaf, D = Dalet, SH = Shin). Therefore, hebraic literature from the house of Judah and Benjamin, interpret the Biblical statement that "YHWH blessed the sabbath day and hallowed/sanctified (va-yekaddesh) it" (Genesis [Bereishit] 2:3 as meaning that YHWH of Israel wedded (kiddushin/betrothal) the Sabbath (Shabbat) to His people.

On the day of the wedding in the Biblical ceremony, the bride is seen as a queen and the groom is seen as a king. Therefore, "queen" and "bride" are two terms used to describe the weekly Sabbath day. Since the Sabbath (Shabbat) is seen as being a queen and a bride, it represents the feminine element of creation.

Within the traditional literature of Judah and Benjamin (house of Judah) the Sabbath (Shabbat) is welcomed by the woman of the house when she lights two Sabbath (Shabbat) candles. When she lights the candles, she pronounces the blessing:

"Blessed are you, YHWH of Israel, King of the Universe, who has hallowed [sanctified/consecrated/set apart] us by your commandments [mitzvot] and commanded us to kindle the lamp."

Even as it is traditional to light two Sabbath (Shabbat) candles, the traditional literature of the (house of Judah) Judah and Benjamin, the wedding ceremony will have two witnesses. These two witnesses are called the friends of the bridegroom. The two candles which are lit are called the two witnesses, the house of Judah/Judah and Benjamin and the house of Israel - Ephraim and Manasseh, thus the 2 houses of Israel, as THE ONE NEW MAN IN YHWH/YAHUWAH ELOHIM Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA: The MALKI TZEDIK new Covenant/Priesthood = SHILOH

There are various interpretations of the meaning of lighting two candles. In one interpretation, one candle will represent the Torah and the other candle will represent the Prophets. Moses (Moshe) is personified by the Torah and Elijah (Eliyahu) is personified by the Prophets. Obedience (shema) to the Torah and the Prophets will sanctify (consecrate, dedicated, set apart) and prepare the family of the YHWH of Israel to enter into the second stage of the wedding ceremony when the marriage will be consummated between the bridegroom (YHWH of Israel) and members from the house of Judah (Judaism) and the house of Israel - Ephraim and Manasseh who believe in the Messiah (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA and have prepared themselves for the wedding by being sanctified unto the YHWH of Israel by keeping His commandments (mitzvot). The Messiah (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA declared that the Torah and the Prophets were written to speak of Him. In Luke 24:27, 44-47 it is written:

"And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he [Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA] expounded unto them in all the Scriptures [TeNaKh] the things concerning himself and he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the Psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures, and said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: and that repentance [teshuvah] and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem."

The Messiah (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA prayed that the family of the YHWH of Israel would be sanctified (consecrated, dedicated, set apart) by keeping His commandments (mitzvot) - the Abrahamic Covenant Torah that the YHWH of Israel gave at Jebal El Lawz. In John (Yochanan) 14:15, 17:1-4, 17 it is written:

"If ye love me, keep my commandments [mitzvot] . These words spake Jesus/Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true YHWH ELOHIM, and Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA HaMashiach whom thou hast sent [shaliach]. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth."

When the Jewish Messiah (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA prayed in John (Yochanan) 17:17 that the family of YHWH of Israel would be sanctified through the Word of YHWH which He called truth, the Messiah (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA was quoting Psalm (Tehillim) 119:142 as it is written:

"Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is THE TRUTH."

Therefore, the two candles which are lit on the Sabbath (Shabbat) by the woman of the house represents the Torah and the Prophets & Psalms which speak about Mashiach Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA. Because the Sabbath (Shabbat) is personified in traditional literature (house of Judah) interpretation as being personified as a bride, the two candles spiritually represent both the Jewish Messiah (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA and the marriage of the bride of the Messiah to Himself. In Revelation 19:7-9 it is written:

"Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints [the righteous/tzaddik]."

 

THE CANDLE IS THE LAMP OF YHWH

The candles which are lit on the Sabbath (Shabbat) by the woman of the house are called lamps. When the woman pronounces the blessing over the candles she NOW says:

"Blessed are you, El-Elohe-Israel, [YHWH the YHWH's of Israel] who has commanded us to kindle the lamp."

The Hebrew word for candle/lamp is the Strong's word 5216 in the Hebrew dictionary and is the Hebrew word, "Ner/Nerah." Candle/lamp/light are very important spiritual pictures in the Bible of the Torah/Word of YHWH, keeping the commandments (mitzvot), the Gospel (basar/good news), the spirit of man, the Messiah (Mashiach), the believers in the Messiah (Mashiach), marriage and being wedded to the Messiah (Mashiach).

The Torah/Word/Instruction of YHWH is likened unto a candle/lamp. Psalm (Tehillim) 119:105 it is written:

"Thy word is a lamp [5216] unto my feet, and a light unto my path."

Keeping the Abrahamic Covenant Torah and the commandments (mitzvot) of YHWH of Israel is likened unto a candle/lamp/light. In Proverbs (Mishlei) 6:23 it is written:

"For the commandment is a lamp [5216] and the law [Torah] is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life."

The Gospel (basar/good news) of the Jewish Messiah (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA is light. In II Corinthians 4:3-4, 6 it is written:

"But if our gospel [basar/good news] be hid, it is hid to them that are lost [have no light/candle/lamp]: in whom the god of this world [HaSatan/Satan/Lucifer who is called the angel of light - II Corinthians 11:14] hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light [ner] of the glorious [kivod] gospel [basar/good news] of Messiah [Mashiach], who is the image of YHWH, should shine unto them . For YHWH, who commanded the light [ner] to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light [ner] of the knowledge [da'at] of the glory [kivod] of YHWH in the face of Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA HaMashiach."

The spirit (heart) of man is the candle/lamp of YHWH of Israel. In Proverbs (Mishlei) 20:27 it is written:

"The spirit of man is the candle [5216] of YHWH, searching all the inward parts of the belly."

The Messiah (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA is the light of the world. In John (Yochanan) 8:12, 12:35-36, 46 it is written:

"Then spake Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life . Then Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light . I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness."

The lives of the believers in Messiah (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA are to shine as a candle. In Matthew (Mattityahu) 5:14-16 it is written:

"Ye are the light of the world: A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works [mitzvot], and glorify your Father which is in heaven."

The candle/lamp is associated with the marriage. In Jeremiah (Yermiyahu) 25:10 it is written:

"Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and the light of the candle [5216]."

In Matthew (Mattityahu) 25:1-13, the Messiah (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA compared His wedding to His bride like unto ten virgins who took lamps to their wedding. In Matthew (Mattityahu) 25:1, it is written:

"Then shall the kingdom of heaven [malkut shamayim] be likened unto ten virgins which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom."

In thought, the city of Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) is seen as the city of the bride. In Revelation 21:2, 9-11, 23 it is written:

"And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem [Yerushalayim], coming down from YHWH out of heaven [olam haba], prepared as a bride adorned for her husband and there came unto me one of the seven angels saying, come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem [Yerushalayim], descending out of heaven [olam haba] from YHWH ELOHIM, having the glory [kivod] of YHWH: and her light [ner] was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal and the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory [kivod] of YHWH did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof."

 

THE TWO CANDLES REPRESENT EPHRAIM/MANASSEH THE NORTHERN KINGDOM AND JUDAH THE SOUTHERN KINGDOM AND THEIR FULL   REUNITING UNDER MALKI TZEDIK YHWH ELOHIM Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA - SHILOH.

Another interpretation of the symbolic meaning of lighting the two candles for Sabbath (Shabbat), the one candle represents Judah and Benjamin, the house of Judah (JUDEANS) and the other candle represents Israel - Ephraim and Manasseh, the house of Israel/Protestant Christianity and the marriage  reunification, restoration and reuniting that is prophesied to take place in Ezekiel (Yechezekel) 37:15-16, 19 as it is written:

"The word of YHWH came again unto me, saying, Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions . Say unto them, thus saith YHWH; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand."

Within the (house of Judah) prayers on the Sabbath (Shabbat), prayers are said for the YHWH of Israel to reunite and restore the house of Judah with the house of Israel. The house of Judah (Judeans) and the house of Israel - Ephraim and Manasseh/Protestant Christianity are the YHWH of Israel's two witnesses upon the earth.

 

THE SABBATH IS A BLUEPRINT OF THE MESSIANIC AGE AND THE WORLD TO COME THAT NOW IS

In Judaic thought, the Sabbath (Shabbat) is a blueprint of the Messianic Age (Athid Lavo). It is also a foretaste of the world to come (Olam Haba). The Sabbath (Shabbat) is a day which points toward the future. It is a day of hope and anticipation of the Messianic fulfillment which is described as "Yom shekulo Shabbat," a time of eternal Shabbat.

 

THE SABBATH IS THE DAY OF YHWH

The Sabbath (Shabbat) is the day of YHWH. In Isaiah (Yeshayahu) 58:13-14 it is written:

"If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of YHWH, honorable; and shalt honor him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: Then shalt thou delight thyself in YHWH; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob your father: for the mouth of YHWH hath spoken it."

 

THE DAY OF YHWH IS A TITLE FOR THE MESSIANIC AGE

The day of YHWH is a major theme in the Bible especially in the writings of the prophets. The subject of the day of YHWH in the writings of the prophets mostly concerns the advent of the coming of the Messiah (Mashiach), the judgment of the nations, the tribulation period (Chevlai shel Mashiach/Ya'acov's trouble) and the Messianic age (Athid Lavo). Because the Sabbath (Shabbat) is called the day of YHWH (Isaiah [Yeshayahu] 58:13-14), it is therefore a foreshadowing of the Messianic Age (Athid Lavo).

The term, day of YHWH, can be found in the following Scripture verses (Isaiah [Yeshayahu] 2:12, 13:6, 9, Ezekiel [Yechezekel] 13:5, 30:3, Joel [Yo'el] 1:15, 2:1, 11, 3:14, Amos 5: 18, 20, Obadiah 1:15, Zephaniah 1:7, 14, Zechariah 14:1, Malachi 4:5, I Thessalonians 5:2, II Peter 3:10).

 

"IN THAT DAY" IS AN IDIOM FOR THE DAY OF YHWH

The day of YHWH is often referred to in the writings of the prophets with the shortened code form of "in that day." Actually, in that day is an idiom for the day of YHWH. In fact, a major subject and theme of the book of Isaiah, SPECIFICALLY CHAPTER 66, (Yeshayahu) are the events that will be taking place during the time period known as the day of YHWH. In his writings, the prophet Isaiah (Yeshayahu) most often uses the term "in that day" to refer to the day of YHWH. The term "in that day" can be found in the following verses (Isaiah [Yeshayahu] 2:11, 17, 20, 3:7, 18, 4:1-2, 5:30, 7:18, 21, 23, 10:20, 27, 11:10-11, 16, 12:1, 4, 17:4, 9, 19:16, 18-19, 21, 23-24, 20:6, 22:8, 12, 20, 25, 23:15, 24:21, 25:9, 26:1, 27:1-2, 12-13, 28:5, 29:18, 30:23, 25-26, 31:7, 52:6).

 

"AT THAT TIME" IS AN IDIOM FOR THE DAY OF YHWH

There is another idiom which refers to the day of YHWH. The phrase "at that time" is another code word for the day of YHWH. The term, "at that time" can be found in the following verses (Isaiah [Yeshayahu] 18:7, Jeremiah [Yerushalayim] 3:17, 4:11, 8:1, 31:1, 50:4, 20, Daniel 12:1, Joel (Yo'el) 3:1, Zephaniah 1:12, 3:20).

The Biblical day begins ..... Each of the seven days of creation is a spiritual picture of 1,000 years of time. In Psalm (Tehillim) 90:4 it is written:

"For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night."

The seventh day of creation, the Sabbath (Shabbat), is a spiritual picture of the 1,000-year Messianic Age (Athid Lavo). The Apostle (Shaliach) Peter (Kefa) associates the day of YHWH to the coming of the Messiah (Mashiach) and the Messianic Age (Athid Lavo) in II Peter 3:7-10 it is written:

"But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with YHWH ELOHIM as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. YHWH ELOHIM is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of YHWH ELOHIM will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up."

 

THE SABBATH AND BIBLICAL PROPHECY

The Sabbath (Shabbat) was given to us by the YHWH of Israel to understand end-time Bible prophecy because the Sabbath (Shabbat) is a foreshadowing of the time known as the day of YHWH or the Messianic Age (Athid Lavo). Furthermore, the Biblical day begins in the MORNING (a time of light) and ends in the EVENING (a time of Darkness). Therefore, is it possible that the day of YHWH or the 1,000-year Messianic Age (Athid Lavo) also begins in the Morning (the time of the seven year tribulation or birth pangs of the Messiah (Chevlai shel Mashiach/Ya'acov's trouble) and ends in the Evening (a time of darkness) or the remaining 993 years.

The Seven Festivals of YHWH, explains that one of the themes of Rosh HaShanah (the Feast of Trumpets - Leviticus (Vayikra) 23:23-25) is HaMelech (the king). This is the Biblical appointed time when the Great High Priest of OUR CONFESSION MALKI TZEDIK MASHIACH YHWH ELOHIM Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA will be crowned King. Psalm (Tehillim) 47 is a coronation psalm. This event happens in Revelation 4-5. After Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA has His coronation ceremony, the events of the tribulation (Chevlai shel Mashiach/Ya'acov's trouble) and the judgment of the nations are described in Revelation 6-18. The return of YHWH ELOHIM Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA as the Kingly Messiah known as MALKI TZEDIK DAVID. He sets His feet down upon the mount of Olives (Zechariah 14:4) happens also in Revelation 19.

 

TITLES FOR THE DAY OF YHWH

There are many titles for the day of YHWH. Some of these titles will indicate a time of trial, trouble, tribulation and darkness while other titles will indicate a time of peace and tranquility. Some of the titles of the day of YHWH that indicate trial, trouble, tribulation, wrath and darkness are:

  1. A day of visitation and desolation (Isaiah 10:3)
  2. A day of fierce anger (Isaiah 13:13)
  3. The day of grief and desperate sorrow (Isaiah 17:11)
  4. The day of trouble (Isaiah 22:5, Jeremiah 51:2, Zephaniah 1:14-15)
  5. The day of the great slaughter (Isaiah 30:25)
  6. The day of YHWH's vengeance (Isaiah 34:8, 61:2,63:4)
  7. The day of His wrath (Zephaniah 1:15,18)
  8. The day of darkness and gloominess (Joel 2:1-2, Zephaniah 1:14-15)
  9. The day of clouds and thick darkness (Joel 2:1-2, Zephaniah 1:14-15)
  10. The great and terrible day of YHWH (Joel 2:31, Malachi 4:5)
  11. The day of battle (Zechariah 14:3)
  12. The day of Jacob's trouble (Jeremiah 30:7, Daniel 12:1)
  13. A day of desolation (Zephaniah 1:15)
  14. A day of trumpet and alarm (Zephaniah 1:16)
  15. The day of judgment and perdition of unG-d/יְהֹוָהly men (II Peter 3:7)

There are other titles for the day of YHWH which seem to indicate a time of peace, rest, comfort, tranquility and victory. Some of the these titles are:

  1. A day YHWH gives you rest (Isaiah 14:3)
  2. The day of the EAST wind (Isaiah 27:8)
  3. The day of salvation (Isaiah 49:8)
  4. 4) A day of clouds (clouds refer to believers) - (Ezekiel 30:3, Hebrews 12:1)
  5. 5) The day that I am glorified (Ezekiel 39:13)
  6. 6) The day of His preparation (Nahum 2:3)
  7. 7) The day when the Son of Man is revealed (Luke 17:30)
  8. 8) The day of our YHWH ELOHIM  (I Corinthians 1:8, II Corinthians 1:14, Philippians 1:6)
  9. 9) The day of redemption (Ephesians 4:30)
  10. 10) The day of Christ (Philippians 1:10, 2:16)
  11. 11) The day of YHWH (II Peter 3:12)

After Messiah (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA returns to the earth at His second coming as the MALKI TZEDIK kingly Messiah (MALKI TZEDIK Messiah ben David), there will be perpetual peace and harmony on the earth during the Messianic Age (Athid Lavo). Some of the Scriptures which speak of this time of peace (shalom) are:

  1. The animals will be at peace with each other and with mankind (Isaiah 11:6-8).
  2. The farmland will be prosperous (Ezekiel 34:24-27).
  3. G-d/יְהֹוָה's people shall dwell safely and peacefully (Ezekiel 34:25, 28).
  4. The whole world will be filled with the knowledge of YHWH(Isaiah 11:9, Jeremiah 31:33-34).
  5. There will be peace and no wars (Isaiah 2:3-4, Micah 4:3).
  6. The Torah will be taught from Jerusalem (Isaiah 2:2-3, Micah 4:1-2).
  7. There will be continual light on the earth (Zechariah14:6-8).
  8. The Jewish Messiah (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA will be King over all the earth (Daniel 7:13-14,18,27, Zechariah 14:9, Revelation 2:27, 11:15, 12:5, 19:15-16).

So, the day of YHWH is described as being a time of trial, trouble, tribulation, wrath and darkness and ends with a time of peace, prosperity, dwelling safely, no wars, universal knowledge of the Torah/Instruction and the Messiah (Mashiach) and light. There is no contradiction that the day of YHWH is both light and darkness if we understand the Sabbath (Shabbat) is a term for the day of YHWH and that each Biblical day begins in the Morning and ends in the evening.

 

THE SABBATH WILL BE KEPT FOR ALL ETERNITY

When YHWH of Israel gave the Sabbath (Shabbat) to His people, He proclaimed that it was to be an ETERNAL/EVERLASTING ordinance. In Exodus (Shemot) 31:15-17 it is written:

"Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to YHWH: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel forever: for in six days YHWH made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed."

The Sabbath (Shabbat) will be kept during the days of the new heaven and the new earth. In Revelation 21:1 it is written:

"And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea."

During the days of the new heaven and the new earth, YHWH of Israel will REQUIRE that ALL FLESH keep the Sabbath (Shabbat). In Isaiah (Yeshayahu) 66:22-23 it is written:

"For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith YHWH, so shall your ZERA/seed and your name remain. And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith YHWH."

In conclusion, in order for full restoration to come to both the house of Judea/Judah and Benjamin     and the house of Israel - Ephraim and Manasseh/Protestant Christianity, both houses of Israel need to come to a more fuller understanding and application of the Biblical Sabbath (Shabbat) that YHWH of Israel gave His people to celebrate on the seventh day of the week from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown. For the house of Judea/Judah and Benjamin, they need to realize that the fullness of their Sabbath (Shabbat) rest is in Messiah (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA. For the house of Israel - Ephraim and Manasseh, they need to understand that the Biblical Sabbath (Shabbat) day is from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown and that YHWH of Israel gave the Sabbath (Shabbat) as an eternal Abrahamic Covenant Torah that is to be kept by His people forever.

Furthermore, the house of Israel - Ephraim and Manasseh needs to understand that YHWH of Israel gave the Sabbath (Shabbat) to His people to more fully reveal His redemptive plan through the Messiah (Mashiach) Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA including the marriage of His bride, the prophetic events regarding the second coming of the Mashiach YHWH ELOHIM Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA as the Kingly MALKI TZEDIK Messiah Ben David and the events surrounding His rule and reign during the Messianic Age (Athid Lavo).

May the MALKI TZEDIK YHWH ELOHIM Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA come speedily in our days and set up His Messianic Kingdom bringing eternal peace (SHILOH/shalom) and teaching his Abrahamic Covenant Torah foundation to all nations from ZION (Yerushalayim) so that both houses of Israel can abide forever in the Sabbath (Shabbat) rest of the YHWH of Israel. Amen !!!

 

SUKKOT
Y2K (Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA’s TWO KINGDOMS) ECHAD

"There are six days when you may work but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; wherever you live, it is a Sabbath to YHWH." Leviticus 23:3

 

A DAY OF REST -WHAT A WONDERFUL GIFT!

Shiloh gave us the Sabbath (Hebrew: Shabbat) as a day of rest and rejuvenation, a day to enjoy His creation and focus on Him. Shabbat means, "to rest". How many times in our busy lives we don't take time for needed rest! The pace of life today is much faster than it's ever been. Today's families seem to never have enough time to spend together. Celebrating the Sabbath provides time to unwind, be with family and refocus on YHWH. The Sabbath begins at sundown on Friday evening and lasts until sundown on Saturday evening. The Friday evening meal (Erev Shabbat or "Sabbath Eve") is very special and celebrates entering into Sabbath rest. Saturday evening, it is customary to celebrate the close of the Sabbath with the Havdalah service.

Unfortunately, the celebration of the Sabbath is a tradition that has been lost to PROTASTANT CHRISTIANITY - Ephraim and Manasseh. The celebration is an excellent teaching tool about YHWH and His plans for humanity, and a wonderful "family time" as well. This will provide basic information to help you to celebrate the Sabbath.

 

HISTORY OF THE SABBATH

The Sabbath was the first festival to be outlined by YHWH to Moses in the book of Leviticus. It was the first festival observed by YHWH Himself in the book of Genesis, as well as being the first to be observed by man, even before the revelation at Jebal El Lwaz when the other festivals were commanded. The Sabbath is a time of rest and is a Picture of the Bride (YHWH's people) resting with the bridegroom, Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA. It is very symbolic of the ultimate fulfillment of the Sabbath -- the 1000-year rest (the Millennium).

 

SABBATH EVE CELEBRATION
(EREV SHABBAT)

The Sabbath begins at sundown on Friday evening (Erev Shabbat or "Sabbath Eve"). The Friday evening meal is very special and celebrates entering into Sabbath rest. At this time, the focus should turn from the activities of the week and should center on YHWH, our family, rest and rejuvenation.

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO CELEBRATE!

  1. A pair of candle holders with two white candles and matches
  2. Wine or grape juice with glasses
  3. A pitcher of water, a bowl and a towel
  4. Two loaves of bread (challah is traditional)
  5. A salt shaker
  6. A nice napkin to cover the bread
  7. A special dinner

HOW TO CELEBRATE

Traditionally, the man and woman lead their family in celebration of the Sabbath, however anyone can perform the service. The steps are numbered in the order that they should be performed. Explanations for each step are included in parenthesis. For people not familiar with celebrating the Sabbath, it is useful and edifying to read the explanations aloud as the celebration is being performed.

       WOMAN

  1. Preparation Prayer
    (The preparation prayer is spoken by the woman before lighting the Sabbath candles. Traditionally, the woman covers her head with a scarf while lighting the candles. A small pair of candles may also be lit by a daughter, as she learns from her mother.)

    ABBA Father, we thank You for the blessings of Your rest and peace this evening. Holy Spirit, be with us as we partake of this Sabbath. Fill our hearts and minds with Your Shiloh, your shalom, Your peace that surpasses all understanding. Guide each of us that we may bless one another with our words and actions. We ask Your blessing over our home and family. Pour out Your Spirit upon us as we partake of Your Sabbath, Your rest. May our home, our hearts and our minds be used by You to bring the news that Your Messiah has come, has risen and has come again! In the name of Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA Ha Mashiach, the Messiah, we pray. Amen.



  2. Lighting the Candles
    (As the woman lights the candles remember that YHWH chose another woman, Mary, to bring forth "The Light of the World" (John 8:12).)

    Baruch atah EL-Elohe-Israel melech ha-olam, asher kid-shanu b’mitzvotav, v’tzinvanu 1'hadlik neyr shel Shabbat

    Blessed art Thou YAHUWAH, the YAHUWAH's of Israel, King of the universe who has set us apart by Your commandments and has enjoined upon us the kindling of the Sabbath light.

    Creation (lighting the first candle) This candle represents creation. "In the beginning YAHUWAH created the heavens and the earth ... And YAHUWAH said, 'Let there be light' and there was light." -- Genesis 1:1,3.

    Redemption (lighting the second candle) This candle represents redemption. Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA said, "I am the Light of the World. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." -- John 8:12.

    (The woman may now pray silently for her children.)

       MAN

  1. Blessings
    (The man lays his hands upon his wife and each child as he asks YAHUWAH blessing upon them. To the wife, he may read Proverbs 31 "A wife of noble character... He continues with an appropriate blessing, such as:)

    YAHUWAH ELOHIM, I thank You for Your blessing of this woman to me. I ask that You bless her. Remove all fear and doubt from her heart and mind. Grant her Your shalom, Your peace that surpasses all understanding. I ask that You guide her steps and guard her path from Satan. Let her know that I am committed to You, and I am committed to her. In the name of Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA Ha Mashiach,  I pray. Amen.

    (To the children he may read Psalm 127:3 "...children are a reward from Him." He continues with an appropriate blessing such as:)

    Abba Father, I thank You for the blessing of this child. I ask that You fill him/her with Your Holy Spirit and guard his/her footsteps. I ask that You guard his/her path from Santa/Satan. I ask that You build his/her character in Your likeness, in truth, honor and light. I ask that You remove fear from this child and fill him/her with Your Holy Spirit. In the name of Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA Ha Mashiach,  I pray, Amen.



  2. Wine/Juice
    (The cup is held at the base by the fingers, causing them to point upward. They represent the children of YHWH, reaching up and longing for Him. It is interesting to note that when Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA "gave thanks" as in Matthew 26:27, he most likely said the same ancient blessing used here.)

    The wine symbolizes Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA's shed blood. In Matthew 26:27, Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA "took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them saying, 'Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins"'

    Baruch atah El-Elohe-Israel melech ha-olam, boaray peree ha-gofen Blessed art Thou, YAHUWAH, the YAHUWAH's of Israel, King of the universe, who creates the fruit of the vine.

    (Everyone drinks of the wine/Juice.)



  3. Washing
    Water is used figuratively throughout Scripture to represent the Holy Spirit. Isaiah 44:3: For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. Isaiah 12:3: With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. (salvation in Hebrew is "Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA"). John 7:37: on the last and greatest day of the Feast, Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA stood and said in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said,
    streams of living water will flow from within him." By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Always, always remember, that its about cleaning the inside of YOUR CUP/YOU that matters the most.

    Blessed art Thou, El-Elohe-Israel, King of the universe, who has sanctified us through Your commandments and instructed us concerning the washing of hands. We dedicate our hands and ourselves to You.

    (The man pours water from the pitcher for everyone to wash their hands.)



  4. Bread
    (In Leviticus 24:5-9, bread was to be set on the altar each Sabbath as a lasting covenant. The two loaves on the table are symbolic of the double portion of manna which YHWH provided on Fridays for the children of Israel when they wandered in the wilderness. The bread is covered with a cloth, which symbolizes the dew that was around the camp when the Israelites woke up in the desert. When the dew evaporated, the manna, YHWH's provision of bread was on the ground.

    Traditionally, Challah (pronounced "Halla") is used as the bread (see related recipe). Challah is a braided bread formed by braiding strips of dough. This braid is said to represent folded arms, as in rest.)

    The bread represents Jesus/Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA, the Bread of Life. Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA said "I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world." -- John 6:51.

    Baruch atah El-Elohe-Israel melech ha-olam, ha-motzee lechem min haaretz

    Blessed art Thou YAHUWAH, the YAHUWAH's of Israel, King of the universe, who brings forth bread from the earth.

    (Starting with the man, everyone breaks off a piece of bread to eat. A tradition is to sprinkle a little salt on the second bite, recalling Genesis 3:19: "By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food.")



  5. The Dinner is served
    (A special dinner should be served.)


  6. Grace after the meal
    (Deuteronomy 8:10 says, "When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise YHWH your YHWH for the good land He has given you".)

    ABBA Father, I thank You for the blessings You have given us. I thank You for the blessing of this family to me. I ask that You strengthen our love for each other and that You fill us with Your Holy Spirit as we continue to enjoy Your Sabbath, Your rest. I thank You in the name of Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA, Ha Mashiach, who came, died for our salvation, was raised from the dead and will return to receive all who call upon His Name. Amen.



  7. Rest!
    (The remainder of the evening and the next day, until sundown are for rest and enjoying YHWH's world!)

    RECIPE FOR CRALLAH
    (Dough can also be made in a bread baking machine)
    1/2 c. lukewarm water
    1/2 c. milk
    1/4 c. butter or margarine (melted)
    I Tbsp. sugar
    1 pkg dry yeast
    2 eggs, beaten
    1 tsp. salt
    3 to 3 1/2 c. white flour
    2 Tbsp gluten flour

Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water. Add milk, melted margarine, sugar and beaten eggs. Add flour and salt. Mix well, then knead in bowl until smooth. Put dough on floured board and knead until firm, smooth and not sticky. Add more flour if needed. Shape into ball. Place in greased bowl. Brush with oil, cover with towel and let rise about 2 hours until double in bulk. Punch down dough and knead briefly. Let rest 10 minutes. Divide dough in half. Divide each half into three equal pieces. Roll each piece into a strip about 12" long. For each loaf, braid three pieces. Put on a cookie sheet. Brush with beaten egg yolk, sprinkle with poppy or sesame seeds. Cover with towel and let rise 1 hour. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Makes two small loaves.

                                         HAVDALAH, THE CLOSE OF THE SABBATH


At sundown on Saturday evening as the Sabbath draws to a close, it is customary to celebrate the Havdalah service. Havdalah means separation, a time to separate the holy from the mundane.

                                             WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO CELEBRATE!

  1. A pair of long thin white candles twisted together and matches. You can make these by taking two long, thin tapered candles, holding them together over the spout of a boiling tea kettle and gradually twisting or wrapping them around each other, starting at the base. Be careful not to burn yourself!
  2. Small jar or box containing a fragrant spice. The fragrant spice can contain cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger, dried grated orange peel, or whatever you enjoy.
  3. Small wine glass placed on a plate or bowl.
  4. Wine/Juice.
  5. Bible/Concordance

                                                            HOW TO CELEBRATE


Late Saturday afternoon, the family should gather for a meal that can be easily prepared, in keeping with the Sabbath rest. Traditionally, the Sabbath is said to end when the first three stars are visible. Following the meal, if it is a clear day, the family can gather outside to try to spot the first three stars. After the stars have been spotted, the woman says a prayer that is a farewell to the day, and begins the Havdalah celebration.

Traditionally, the man and woman lead their family in the Havdalah celebration, however anyone can perform the service. The man's part and woman's part have been described separately for easy reference. Explanations for each step are given in parenthesis For people not familiar with celebrating Havdalah, it is useful and edifying to read the explanations aloud as the celebration is being performed.

       WOMAN

  1. Farewell Prayer
    (The woman says a prayer that is a farewell to the day, and begins the Havdalah celebration.)

    ABBA Father, we thank You for Your rest. We thank You for Your Blessed Messiah Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA,, Who is the Light of the World and Who came into the darkness of the world to redeem it into the light. May Your love fill us this night and may we bring Your light to the world. Amen.



  2. Lighting the Candles
    (As the woman lights the candles remember that YHWH chose another woman, Mary, to bring forth "The Light of the World" (John 8:12).)

    The two candles represent Creation/Redemption and the two Houses of Israel. They have been twisted together symbolically linking our Creation and Redemption as one nation through Jesus.

    Baruch atah El-Elohe-Israel melech ha-olam, boaray mloray haaysh.

    Blessed art Thou YAHUWAH, the YAHUWAH's of Israel, King of the universe, who creates the light of the fire. YAHUWAH brings light to darkness and into our lives.

    (Present the light to everyone to feel the warmth and see the brightness.)

       MAN

  1. Scripture
    (The man reads appropriate Scripture. A suggested reading is John 1:1-14.)

    John 1:1-14: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with YAHUWAH, and the Word was YAHUWAH. He was with YAHUWAH in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. There came a man who was sent from YAHUWAH; his name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him. He came to that which was His own, but His own did not receive Him. Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of YAHUWAH - children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of YAHUWAH. The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."



  2. Wine/Juice
    (The man says the blessing for the wine before pouring it. It will be poured until it overflows to show the fullness and completion of the week and the fullness and completion of Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA's work. It also indicates the abundance of blessings we have through Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA "'Test me in this,' says YAHUWAH ELOHIM Almighty, and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it."' -- Mal 3:10.)

    The wine symbolizes Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA's shed blood. In Matthew 26:27, Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA "took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them saying, 'Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins"'

    Baruch atah El- Elohe-Israel melech ha-olam, boaray peree ha-gofen.

    Blessed are You, YAHUWAH, the YAHUWAH's of Israel, King of the universe, who creates the fruit of the vine.

    (Fill the wine glass until it overflows onto a plate. When Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA was on the cross, "...one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water". -- John 19:34.)



  3. Extinguish the Candles
    (The candle will be extinguished in the spilled wine. This is symbolic of the darkness that came over the world when Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA died on the cross.)

    Luke 23:44-46 - "It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land... for the sun stopped shining... Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA called out with a loud voice, 'Father, into Thy hands I commit My spirit"'

    (Put out the flame in the spilled wine.)



  4. Spices
    (As the spice box is passed, each one should take a deep breath and try to remember the fragrance.)

    In John 19:40 - "Taking Jesus' body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs." The spices signify the sweetness of life experienced in Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA. He said "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full" (,John 10:10).

    (Pass the spice box.)



  5. The 23rd Psalm
    (The man leads his family in saying the 23rd Psalm.)

    YHWH ELOHIM is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of YHWH forever.



  6. Conclusion of Havdalah
    ABBA Father, thank You for the blessings given to us. Thank You for sending Your Son,
    MALKI TZEDIK Messiah YAHUWAH ELOHIM Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA.  Watch over my family as they go about this week. Place a guard on each of them against Santa/Satan and His followers. Bless us as we follow Your commandments and go into the world to share the Good News of our Messiah. In Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA's  Name we pray. RIGHT ON.

    It is traditional to end with Isaiah 52:7: "How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those that bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation (Hebrew:Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA), who say to Tziyon/Zion OUR YHWH ELOHIM REIGNS" .....

                                             ..... FROM THE WOOD/TREE.                                                                                             

  
 

SHILOH                                                                       

 
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