It's so disappointing to see some "Hebrew Roots" types teaching their followers horrific lies such as this one:
"In conclusion: since we are no longer under the Law of Moses, but rather under the Law of Messiah, followers of Messiah in this day and age are free to keep the Shabbat on one hand while on the other hand are not obliged to do so."
That is blatantly FALSE teaching!
First of all, those of us who believe that Yeshua's blood redeemed us, are "followers of YHWH" (without whom there would have been no human Messiah to be born or die for us!), who sent us His Messiah who came to proclaim the Kingdom of YHWH, tear down the fences of man's legalism, do everything his Father commanded, and to REDEEM us from our PAST sins! (See John 12:44-50).
The Messiah did NOT come to replace YHWH or release us from Torah obedience - and especially not from the Divine Rules YHWH said were set in place "forever" or "throughout your generations!" or "as a perpetual covenant."
"Forever" didn't end the day Yeshua died, and "fulfilled" doesn't mean he "abolished" the Torah commands.
Exodus 20:8 "Remember the day, Shabbat, to set it apart for God. 9 You have six days to labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Shabbat for ADONAI your God. On it, you are not to do any kind of work -not you, your son or your daughter, not your male or female slave, not your livestock, and not the foreigner staying with you inside the gates to your property.
11 For in six days, ADONAI made heaven and earth, the sea and everything in them; but on the seventh day he rested. This is why ADONAI blessed the day, Shabbat, and separated it for himself. (CJB)
Exodus 31:16 The people of Isra'el are to keep the Shabbat, to observe Shabbat through all their generations as a perpetual covenant. 17 It is a sign between me and the people of Isra'el forever; for in six days ADONAI made heaven and earth, but on the seventh day he stopped working and rested.'" (CJB)
Ezekiel 20: 11 I gave them my laws and showed them my rulings; if a person obeys them, he will have life through them. 12 I gave them my shabbats as a sign between me and them, so that they would know that I, ADONAI, am the one who makes them holy. (CJB) Secondly, there is not one single Scripture that suggests that the commanded Seventh Day Sabbath (a day that sets Believers APART from the world's pagans!) was abolished with the death of Yeshua. (CJB)
Which of the above passages suggest that the Sabbath would be abolished upon the death of Messiah, or that we would be under “the Law of Messiah” after his death? This kind of reasoning is exactly why Jews today do NOT want to accept Yeshua! YHWH told His people since the very beginning that HE WAS THE ONLY GOD! (Exodus 20:3 and 34:14; Deuteronomy 4:35 and 32:39; 2 Kings 19:15; Psalm 86:10; Nehemiah 9:6; Isaiah 44:8 and 45:5, etc.)
The Bible tells us YHWH expressly reserved the seventh day for Himself, placing His blessing upon it, and claimed it as His holy day.
Genesis 2:Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, along with everything in them. 2 On the seventh day God was finished with his work which he had made, so he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. 3 God blessed the seventh day and separated it as holy; because on that day God rested from all his work which he had created, so that it itself could produce. (CJB)
Here is what Moshe/Moses told Israel in the wilderness:
Exodus 16:22 On the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two ‘omers per person; and all the community leaders came and reported to Moshe. 23 He told them, “This is what Adonai has said: ‘Tomorrow is a holy Shabbat for Adonai. Bake what you want to bake; boil what you want to boil; and whatever is left over, set aside and keep for the morning.’”
24 They set it aside till morning, as Moshe had ordered; and it didn’t rot or have worms. 25 Moshe said, “Today, eat that; because today is a Shabbat for Adonai — today you won’t find it in the field. 26 Gather it six days, but the seventh day is the Shabbat — on that day there won’t be any.” 27 However, on the seventh day, some of the people went out to gather and found none.
28 Adonai said to Moshe, “How long will you refuse to observe my mitzvot and teachings? 29 Look, Adonai has given you the Shabbat. This is why he is providing bread for two days on the sixth day. Each of you, stay where you are; no one is to leave his place on the seventh day.” (S: vi) 30 So the people rested on the seventh day. (CJB)
These rules were never meant to be “just for the Jews”; so don’t EVER let anyone tell you that YOU are “not obliged to keep the Seventh Day Sabbath! Since we are “one in Messiah,” (Galatians 3:28 and Numbers 15:13-16) we are to do exactly as HIS people do! And HIS people (which includes YOU) are supposed to REST on His WEEKLY Shabbats! (See Exodus 12:49, Numbers 15:13-16, Isaiah 56:6, Galatians 3:28 and Romans 10:12-13.)
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