Today is the “Sabbath Day”. When does the Sabbath start? The Sabbath begins at sunset on what we call Friday. Genesis 1:5 says, “The evening and the morning were the first day.” A day began when the preceding day closed, at sunset. The dark part of the day came first, then the light part. YHWH Clearly instructed HIS People the Israelites, “From evening to evening, you shall celebrate your sabbath” (Leviticus 23:32). “Evening” is when the sun becomes even with the horizon, what we call sunset. “In the evening, at the going down of the sun …” (Deuteronomy 16:6). “That evening, after sunset …” (Mark 1:32). Then why doesn’t the Christian Church follow what the Word says? They will tell you in a Moment that they are Grafted IN TO Israel. Does Ignoring YHWH’s Instructions sound like someone who Is a Commited Follower??? It doesn’t to me. When the sun goes down on Friday evening, Sabbath begins. It is this creation memorial that we are to remember and keep holy (Exodus 20:8).
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.
Genesis 2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
Exodus 16:23 And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD has said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath [seventh day] unto the LORD: bake that which you will bake to day, and seethe that you will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.
Exodus 16:25 And Moses said, Eat that to day; for to day is a sabbath [seventh day] unto the LORD: to day you shall not find it in the field.
Exodus 16:26 Six days you shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath [seventh day], in it there shall be none.
Exodus 16:27 And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none.
Exodus 16:29 See, for that the LORD has given you the sabbath [seventh day], therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide you every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.
Exodus 16:30 So the people rested on the seventh day.
Exodus 20:8 Remember the sabbath day [seventh day], to keep it holy.
Some know the truth but fear to preach it, teach it. Many that know the Truth simply do not want to loose their misguided flocks. Can you just imagine if every Man that stands in the Pulpit would suddenly One SUN-day come in and Speak the Truth. It would shake up every Christian establishment around the world. We can only hope for something like that to occur. Others do not even know the truth they will actually argue what the written word says until they are black and blue with frustration in the face. Yeshua does not require His followers to have a seminary degree (Cemetery Degree) in order to understand His teachings. So, why are so many millions who call themselves “Christians” totally unaware of Yeshua’s actual message. Most do NOT have a clue. The problem with such carnal human reasoning is that the Christian Church neglects the Creator of mankind and His inspired word for what it actually says. As I have said over and over they would rather cling to what MEN and Women say in Pulpits. The Bible is nearly always handled in a very incomplete or even derisive manner by MOST Men. A major problem is that most churchgoers—and even most ministers—do not take the Bible literally. The theological seminaries—or theological cemeteries as they probably ought to be called—have been infusing their young students for many decades with concepts originally derived from the teachings that were adapted by the Early Roman Christians and then Passed to ALL other denominations which they blindly chose to accept. Students are continually bombarded with the idea that a genuine, personal God of power and righteousness probably does not even exist, and that the Bible itself was assembled over many centuries by divided and confused men without the infallible guidance of a Creator. Obviously, they say, the “miracles” of Yeshua and other servants of YHWH were meant as metaphors or “teaching tools” to somehow describe YHWH’s love and mercy—if this nebulous God even exists as a Divine Personality at all! It is no wonder that things are so messed up. I hope that One Day people will Open their eyes to the Truth. —— Jim Shirley