Wednesday, April 6, 2011

OLD Christians tossed the Sabbath under the bus but Jesus did not!

As I go through the ups and the downs, the joys and frustrations, a litany of emotion concerning fellow Christian believers, certainly racially divided believers I realize quitting is not possible. Some of the mail yucky that I receive is hard to read, inappropriate for children. Most from God loving Christians and or Jews who sound like they were raised by the devil himself. (Another reason to not give the devil a great deal of credit) The Muslims who contact me well, almost all look upon the Christians and Jews as already defeated by Allah. Largely, they laugh at all of us! [Silly Muslims laugh if you must.]

Then their is the issue of funding, never enough money to do what is needed. Some of the time I ask Abba...how do you want me to do any of this? He always intimates in one form or another, My Way
This is how I stay grounded, centered if you will. Besides, when he is running the show everything goes accordingly. He reminds me often..."That article was a bit harsh or the point you're trying to make sounds condescending!" Yes folks, I too have to answer to Yahweh!

My book sales are good, not great. Many of the comments that I have received back are so encouraging or motivating. It continues to just blow my mind how what we do affects others. How people are affected is amazing and almost always, across the board different. You guys are truly the best part of doing any of this.
[You also cause the most tears, anger and dumbfounded reactions of my entire life. Some of what we believe is beyond "Jerry Springer" aka, STUPID!
People always say to me, "Jeff, you are so easy to relate to or you make this so simple" Well, YeHoVah is very simple. We are the ones who complicated everything and of course the fallen one added to everything, thus confusion. The God of the Hebrew Bible loves all of us. His judgments are proof, His commitment is daunting and His plan is perfect. At the end of the day...its His problem any way so, who best to solve it!

I wanted to just park a few scriptures in your head today concerning the sabbath and Jesus [Yeshua] in the Hebrew construct of God's word. He did give it to them first right!

Isaiah 66:22-23
For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, said the LORD, so shall your 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, said the LORD.
Did I just read that right? The sabbath will be required when the new heaven and the new earth is made. When God said, we are to do the the sabbath forever...he was not joking. My gosh, Christians don't do it at all, oops!

Matthew 12:11-12

And he said to them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? How much then is a man better than a sheep? Why it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.
Jesus [Yeshua] taught concerning the sabbath? Imagine that...and he did it with out the so called New Testament

Mark 2:27-28

And he said to them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.....
Opps! He did away with his position after the resurrection...every Christian know that right...These words are simply to be ignored. Those silly Jews don't know what they were writing here. Were going to ignore this position and go to church on Sunday and create our own interpretation of God's commandment...Get rid of that Jewish stuff.....
What do you mean Jesus was Jewish? [I cannot tell you how many fellow Christians think Jesus was a Christian...It is the saddest thing when I have Christians swear that Jesus was a Christian]

Exodus 31:13-14

Speak you also to the children of Israel, saying, Truly my sabbaths you shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that you may know that I am the LORD that does sanctify you.
You shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy to you: every one that defiles it shall surely be put to death: for whoever does any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
Yup, you Jews were given and everlasting relationship with our creator. You even wrote down his words in keeping his command to do so. Sure you guys made mistakes, haven't we all. I am so absolutely grateful that you have endured what you have endure so that I would know anything at all.....Your hand, inspire by God himself wrote down his instructions for all of us....THANK YOU! (and please, forgive us)

To quote my Pastor, Mark Biltz: "The Sabbath is the most precious present mankind has received from God's treasure house. It's time set aside with our Creator Himself. It is not a day to mortify yourself but to celebrate the creation of the world with its Creator. In observing the Sabbath it is more that regulations or techniques in fulfilling a commandment. It is recognizing the presence of God in the world"

The law of gravity and the law of the sabbath are not legal ritual. If God's law of gravity was fulfilled we would simply fly off the planet and die. If God's law concerning the sabbath was fulfilled then why did Jesus observe it, all of his disciples observe it and Rabbi Shaul, aka Apostle Paul observe. Those crazy Jews are the old way....right? The old way is the original way...perhaps we should go back and learn it seeing as how far to many Christians don't know skiddle-do concerning it. Remember, the Greeks translated the word law to mean a legal matter...God never, ever had that concept!

Return to what the Torah is and not what you have been taught that it is
April 4, 2011 - Yeshua our Cornerstone-From the Torah through the Gospels, Acts & Epistles from El Shaddai Ministries on Vimeo.
Hebrews 4:10
For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God [did] from his

[Paul is quoting Torah]
Genesis 2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

The Sabbath is not Sunday....Just ask any Jew on the earth...they wrote the book! If it is not too much trouble, believe their answer. You carry what they wrote into church every Sunday right?

God bless you guys!

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