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DAY OF ATONEMENT message 2017- An Outer Covering of Mercy (Sabbath Bible Study 7-8(2017)

A

DAY

OF

ATONEMENT

An Outer Covering of Mercy

(YoM KiPRIM)

SABBATH BIBLE STUDY

7-8

(2017)

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A

DAY

OF

ATONEMENT

An Outer Covering of Mercy

(YoM KiPRIM)

Compiled by JS Lowther

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So hear we are if we would consider that it has been exactly 7 months to the day according to the moon’s 10th day that our Passover lamb would have been selected, so 7 – 10th days of the moon have occur at the day of Atonement, of course the Day of the triumphant entry of Christ as well into the Jerusalem and the Temple. The Day of Atonement was a day when the scapegoat and the YHWH’s goat of Atonement would be selected as well on the 10th day of the 7th month…

Let us read:

Lev_23:26 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

Lev 23:27 Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.

Lev 23:28 And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God.

Lev 23:29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.

Lev 23:30 And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people.

Lev 23:31 Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

Lev 23:32 It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.

As always this chapter of Leviticus shows the Feasts/ Seasons or Appointed times of the LORD, MUODI YHWH; among those times of special worship to be memorialized is this special day, a special Sabbath, even 23:32 a Sabbath of Sabbaths, or a Sabbath of Rest, a Rest of Rests. Yet in this Chapter YHWH does not call this a feast but a day, a day of Atonement, from what I have found, unless I’ve missed something, the day of Atonement is not a MUOD, that is it is not a feast in the same way all of the other feasts are, nor is it a cHaG but a Day. This is interesting because the Day of Atonement is the only day called a Sabbath which is not aligned with what we call the quarterly phases of the moon, what we as Heavenly Sabbath keepers call feasts or seasons the MUODIM of the Hebrew Scriptures. The Day of Atonement happens on the 10th day, started as all other Heavenly days on the evening prior of the very tail end of the 9th Day technically, yet it is reckoned as the 10th. The Day of Atonement is a Sabbath, yet it is not a MUOD or feast appointed in the same way as the regular Sabbaths and new moon’s are, as Psa 104:19 He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down., a verse most of us understand to explain the usage of the Moon to show the Lev 23 and Gen 1 season’s or MUODIM Sabbath, yet again the Day of Atonement is not among the MUODIM, however, due to it’s reckoning according to the lunar cycle as dictating months it’s very Day is reckoned according to the moon. This point is an important part of Heavenly Calendric understanding, as it substantiates an important suppositions of Lunar Sabbatarianism: That the other feasts mentioned are MUOD ‘s because they are in alignment with the quarterly phases upon which we sabbath regularly and 2 that like the Day of Atonement, so are other days reckoned my the moon while being governed by the sun due to day light; the last point perhaps unnecessary to be said.

The day of Atonement is a Day that is entirely special to YHWH, yet it is out side of the regular Sabbath cycle of the MUODIM signaled in conjunction with the signs of Gen_1:14 as specified in Exo_31:13, yet this day is deemed with the status of Sabbath, the intensity is added A SABBATH OF SABBATH’s thus for the reasons which we as men may only speculate upon YHWH has chosen this 10th day of the 7th New moon of the Heavenly and Agricultural year to be A day of Atonement a Sabbath of Rest to the children of Israel.

The word Atonement is in Hebrew KiPR or plural KiPRYM, a word which indicates generally a covering, the word is employed for the first time when Noah covered the Ark in pitch as to water proof it for to make it water tight and float in Gen_6:14, the word is also used when talking of the manna covering the face of the ground like hoarfrost in Exo_16:14, as well in Exo_25:1-40 when we read of the mercy-seat we are as well reading the word the KiPR-th, which is of course the object that YHWH commanded the high priest to appear before on the day of atonement, though out the scriptures this word is also randomly translated: forgiveness, ransom, sum of money and a few other odds and ends that imply in one way or another a COVERING, the Idea of the Hebrew word KiPR is a covering, the so called mercy seat was a covering or lid upon the ark, yet upon that covering the blood was placed as the legitimate covering upon the Day of atonement.

The Day of Atonement was for the people a Sabbath or Rest accompanied by soul affliction shown by fasting, sack cloth and ashes from a purely scriptural understanding, yet to the priest we find a bit of work when we read about the scapegoat, YHWH’s sacrificial goat, the washings every time he would leave the Holy place and re enter, the sabbath was the peoples part, as well as the soul affliction, to this the Priest was to endure as well on top of his duties that would only occur on this day..Some times at the height of fasting on this day I think of what it must have been like to be the priest before the altar of YHWH and smelling that sweet savor of roasting and burning flesh while not eating that day, it wouldn’t help.

But why did the people do this? did they believe they were atoning for their sins by sabbath and fasting? No that was the priests part of the Nation, it was he who made atonement, or covering for the people of Israel from the stranger with in his gate to his own family, they were all covered by the blood he sprinkled upon the altar, the atonement made on that day… but we even today still follow in this order, for those who fast today the power of atonement was never in the power of the common people but in the high priest and his God ordained office to make a covering for the people.

Consider:

Lev_16:29 And this shall be a statute for ever unto you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourneth among you:

Lev 16:30 For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, that ye may be clean from all your sins before the LORD.

Lev 16:31 It shall be a sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls, by a statute for ever.

Lev 16:32 And the priest, whom he shall anoint, and whom he shall consecrate to minister in the priest’s office in his father’s stead, shall make the atonement, and shall put on the linen clothes, even the holy garments:

Lev 16:33 And he shall make an atonement for the holy sanctuary, and he shall make an atonement for the tabernacle of the congregation, and for the altar, and he shall make an atonement for the priests, and for all the people of the congregation.

Lev 16:34 And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to make an atonement for the children of Israel for all their sins once a year. And he did as the LORD commanded Moses.

THE PATTERN OF THE HEAVENLY

We may safely conclude, however, that this office and function is being fulfilled in the tabernacle in the heavens.

So, here is a simple crash course on how I believe this function of temple worship is happening today.

Exo_25:40, Act_7:44;

Heb_8:5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.

Heb 8:6 But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.

Heb_9:6 Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.

Heb 9:7 But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:

Heb 9:8 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:

Heb 9:9 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;

Heb 9:10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.

Heb 9:11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;

Heb 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

Heb 9:13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:

Heb 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Heb_9:15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

In this way on the Day of Atonement we as New Covenant recipients must keep in mind that the fasting we do, the affliction of our soul which we endure, which in truth is light compared to the suffering which could be, and the Sabbath we keep out side of the regular cycle of the weekly MUOD is only the reasonable service that we on earth present our selves for, before the atoning priest Jesu(s) the Christ, who executes this office in the tabernacle in the heavens, which is the true Tabernacle which Moses saw and patterned that which is earth of; yet even in the time of Moses if there was a pattern in Heaven there was a Temple, and if a Temple a ministration of the Temple, and a function executed by those ministers and the High Minister or High Priest. We can not speak of those things we have not seen not those things we have not read or heard, but we may safely conclude that YHWH had this service being executed by heavenly ministration as a pattern for Israel on earth since time unknown.

Now the word used for the word propitiation or Atonement in the post Christian scriptures of the new testament KJV ant it is the word used G2434 hilasmos in

Num_5:8 But if a man have no near kinsman, so as to make satisfaction for his trespass to him, the trespass-offering paid to the Lord shall be for the priest, besides the ram of atonement (εξ-ιλασεται which is Ex-hilasetai), by which he shall make atonement (G2434 hilasmos) with it for him.

Side by side these words are used, in the Hebrew the word is nearly identical KiPR, yet in the Greek Lxx the words show two different aspects of Atonement or propitiation, aspects which are important in understanding the work of Christ on our behalf, not that one needs that knowledge as it’s function is executed by Him, not us.

The interesting thought I’d like to offer is on the Greek word in the LXX used in place of the word KiPR, which is :

Ex-hilasetai is not represented by a Strong’s number because this word does not appear in the Greek new testament, rather the best way to show it is by looking at the prefix EX G1537, meaning or denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out…added to the prior word hilase, which is best understood as a form of mercy and by implication, atonement and or propitiation.

That is literally an outer mercy, so when we read the scriptures on the Atonement that occurred throughout the Law but especially on the Day of outward mercy, the Idea of Biblical Hebrew Atonement in the Greek was not as much of a visual covering but of the act, some would say a more abstract understanding, yet defining as to the covering of mercy or atonement implied by the Hebrew, as every act of KiPR mentioned prior was a covering by mercy.

It is due to the reality of the Heavenly Tabernacle, which is the literal, that all the atonement of the atonement on earth could only ever be an outer atonement or outer mercy that had ever been and can ever be on earth it is only a pattern of the Heavenly Temple where the Son of YHWH Jesu(s) the Christ officiates as High Priest literally. and this is why we do not find the Greek word ex-hilas in the new testament scriptures, because Christ’s atonement was not a outer atonement it was the literal.

Thus when we as the people of God worship according to the law upon the day of atonement with humility, fasting and sadness we must never forget that the sacrifice of Christ was the true propitiation since time unknown, and that as we worship our High priest is made atonement for us as we due our part. The Day of Atonement is another example of faith shown by works as taught by the James the brother of our Lord

Jas_2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

Jas 2:18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

Though there are those who teach that the dead works of Heb_9:14 are the keeping of the works before ordained of the Law, we may boldly know better… that it is works with out faith which makes them DEAD, and more so we know that the blood of Christ purges our conscience from such sin which only leads to death.

Let our works be filled with faith and let them not be dead, having faith that our High priest makes atonement for his people.

Before judgment examine thyself,

and

in the day of visitation thou shalt find outer-atonement.

Humble thyself before thou be sick,

and

in the time of sins shew repentance.

Sir_18:20-21

FEAST OF TRUMPS Message: The Memorial of the New Moon Sabbath (SBS 7-1(2017)

A MEMORIAL

OF

THE TRUMP

Sabbath Bible Study

   7-1

(2017)

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Lev_23:23 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

Lev 23:24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.

Many folks, including my self at one time, objected to the observation of the New Moon as part of the feastivals of YHWH, one of the chief objections that is found among those who object to a Heavenly sabbath using the lights of Heaven primarily the moon for the appointing of Sabbath’s as well as other feasts according to Lev 23 is that “If the new moon were a feastival that is regularly adjoined to the Last sabbath of every Month according to the lunar sabbath reckoning, why would God have need to direct the people to keep the Feast of Trumpets as a sabbath of Holy Convocation, especially when you say that is a regular part of every month lead by the New Moon?”

To this I offer the answer that is able to be ascertained by a surface and deep comprehension of the Law of YHWH, either by study of the KJV, the LXX, or the Hebrew Scriptures provide a holistic understanding of the treatment of every new moon as the head or beginning of the month, and the memorial to be had in the treatment of the 7th New Moon, called YoM ThRUOEh as the example for the New Moon of every month, yet with this New Moon special emphasis was to be had upon the sound of the calling of the assembly.

H2146

זכרון / ZiKRUN

 

From H2142; a memento (or memorable thing, day or writing): – memorial, record.

H8643

תּרוּעה / ThRUOEh

From H7321; clamor, that is, acclamation of joy or a battle cry; especially clangor of trumpets, as an alarum: – alarm, blow

The Idea found in this Feastival is not specified on the trumpet as our mind considers in the English version but rather upon the sound, the same word is used in Hebrew in 1Sa 4:5 And when the ark of the covenant of the LORD came into the camp, all Israel shouted RUO with a great shout / ThRUOEh, so that the earth rang again.

Hear we see the word used in it’s correct verbal sense.

Thus when we understand the feast of the blowing of the trumpet I like to refer to it as the feast of trumps, as the focus is upon the sound made not upon the noun or object which makes the sound, nevertheless, a trumpet does, as the word indicated make a trump…We can trump with a trumpet, but we may also trump with our mouths if needs be, trumpets should be a time of praise, a time of shouting, to YHWH indeed.

Yet due to our holistic understanding of the Calendar of YHWH we must consider the context of the Law as it pertains to what surrounds this celibration as a memorial.

The word ZKRUN can be easily seen in this scripture:

Exo 17:14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven…Because the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.

Here we see the substance and the purpose of the memorial, in this case it is a book or record made in the Law for Israel to remember this fact of genealogical war, as a warning and as a reminder.

The Idea of the Memorial on the feast of trumps is much to the same point: Let us go to

Num 10:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

Num_10:2 Make thee two trumpets HeZREh) of silver; of a whole piece shalt thou make them: that thou mayest use them for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps.

Num 10:3 And when they shall blow (ThaQO) with them, all the assembly shall assemble themselves to thee at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

Num 10:4 And if they blow but with once, then the princes, which are heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves unto thee.

Num 10:5 When ye blow an alarm (ThRUOEh) , then the camps that lie on the east parts shall go forward.

Num 10:6 When ye blow an alarm (ThRUOEh) the second time, then the camps that lie on the south side shall take their journey: they shall blow an alarm for their journeys.

Num_10:7 But when the congregation is to be gathered together, ye shall blow, but ye shall not sound an alarm (ThRYO) תריע.

Num 10:8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets; and they shall be to you for an ordinance for ever throughout your generations.

Num 10:9 And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you, then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered (ZiKaR) before the LORD your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies.

Num_10:10 Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow (ThaQOThiM-Plural blows) with the trumpets (HeZaR) over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial (ZiKRUN) before your God: I am the LORD your God.

LXX- Num 10:10 And in the days of your gladness, and in your feasts, and in your new moons, ye shall sound with the trumpets

Psa_81:3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.

Psa 81:4 For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.

By context the Trump or alarm made by the Trumpet usures Israel to Gather together either to war or to worship every event however is to gather the assembly.

Exo 32:17 And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp.

Exo 32:18 And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome: but the noise of them that sing do I hear.

As many of us know, the assembly and worship of YHWH often times

Is Spiritual warefar against the darkness and evil of this world, in our lives, families, homes and Nation. I am sure to believe that this commonality of the Trump of assembly is meant to be understood by Christians, and understanding to often forgotten about in our present evil day:

1Co 14:7 And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?

1Co 14:8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?

The comming of Christ in to our life is no different to some they hear gladness and to others the sound of war: Just as Moses and Joshua after recieving the law both heard the same sound and distinguished it differently:

1Th_5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

1Th 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

1Th 5:4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

1Th 5:5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

1Th 5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

1Th 5:7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.

1Th 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

1Th 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

1Th 5:10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

THE COMMON LAW OF GOD pt.3 – The 4th Commandment. Sabbath and Time (Sabbath Bible Study 6-29(2017)

A COMMON LAW FOR A COMMONWEALTH

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

Exodus 20:8-11

Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath

commanded thee…

Deuteronomy 5:12-15

SABBATH BIBLE STUDY

6-29

(2017)

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Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God:

in it thou shalt not do any work,

thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter,

thy manservant, nor thy maidservant,

nor thy cattle,

nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is,

and rested the seventh day:

wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

Exodus 20:8-11

Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee

And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt,

and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand

and by a stretched out arm:

Therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.

Deuteronomy 5:12-15

For those who may have never considered the idea of the Common Law for a Common wealth including a Common Sabbath, let me begin by saying Sabbath observation with out the Blood of Christ upon the alter of the temple of Heaven is empty, a New moon or feast day is empty with out the soul cleansing blood of the Lamb of God who gave himself for us to be a spotless church, so that at this time we as a people, as his people might have a sacrifice worthy for every day the Lord YHWH has given us, that in accordance with tenants of the New Covenant this 4th Commandment might as well be truly written on our heart, mind and soul according to the life of Jesu(s) Christ. BY GRACE WE ARE SAVED!

The 4th Commandment should never be forgotten by the ReNEWed Man, sanctified by the people of God, the people who are called by His name according to the prior Commandment of the 10, the people who have abandoned the Idols of their hearts or the laws of strange god’s beside the LORD YHWH according to the 2nd and 1st Commandment of the 10 as well. The very spirit of every Commandment spoken of thus far in this Compilation series on the Common Law of God resides in this Commandment, and this commandment resides in them, that the words of James may echo clearly in our ears and hearts

Jas_2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

As a reminder, the Law of God and in this case the Sabbath of the 4th Commandment is among the most reasonable service of Rom_12:1 by which we as Christians who are members of the Church present our selves as Living sacrifices “Holy and acceptable” before God. The Sabbath is in line with the good works the apostle Paul spoke of in Eph_2:10 : For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them, these are they according to Deu_28:9-10 which again tells us that if we shall keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways all people of the earth shall see that we are called by the name of the LORD.

It is biblically indisputable that the 4th Commandment establishing the Sabbath Day is a doctrine of specific worship and service appointed for the People who are called by the name of the God of the bible, and the act of making holy what he has deemed, sanctifying what he has sanctified is to walk in his ways.

While so called spiritual Christianity still, for the time being that is, meets on a collective day, the spirit of the 4th commandment has been stripped away from the once held reason why they met on that collective day; a situational context that may help describe the understanding which has been spoken of prior of following the Letter or the Spirit of any Law: in the case of the old rest day of Christendom, sunday, the command was only being observed by force, social construct, and tradition as the ‘Letter’ by a majority, this Letter eventually had no Spiritual impact due to it’s lack Spiritual make up, yet for those authorities that retained the law due to a true love for it’s effect upon healthy society, that is those who loved the law by the Spirit in it’s position as the 4th commandment, it was they who kept the Letter enforce. But once the authorities and minority concluded that the Letter of the Law was no longer Spiritual, and that the 4th commandment was abrogated in disregard to their grandfather’s doctrine, the Letter of that law was nothing more than the ink in a book called the “old testament”, the story of a Letter written in Stone.

This is due to a lack of desire by church goers to be called by God’s name as God proclaims Him self to be known, and a desire by the disobedient and gainsaying people to fashion a tolerant god that will abide in their heart according to their own laws, The having of another God before the God of the Bible, includes unfortunately the modern day Jesus,when he is the harbinger of self indulgence and self worship of the modern self destructing Church world, it is this guise of self which sits among those Idol’s that reside in the heart, an anti-Christ who many say is God, and who many who say they are Christian say “is in their heart”, it is by the residence of this anti-Christ Jesus, believed to be a law breaking son of the God of the bible, the God who wrote this very law of Sabbath into the table of stone with his own finger and numbered it 4th.

As Such the Jesus in the heart of the church world of today is the Idol in violation of the 1st and 2nd commandment being. As well this Jesus of Sabbath breaking is not the Jesus who came in the name of YHWH according to the scriptures, who was a keeper of the 3rd commandment, which shows the Deu_28:1-10 National Lord proclaimed as He who came in the name of YHWH according to Psa_118:26 as stated by

Joh_12:13 : Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Rather than another Jesus and son of God which opposes the Commandments of His father we Have a Lord and Christ which boldly and loudly Proclaims “The Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath”. (Mar_2:28, Luk_6:5, Luk_13:15), a claim substanciated by the fact attested to by the testamony of Luk_4:16 … his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

The 4th Commandment was the Custom of the Christ! It is the Custom of the Christ-ian! Regardless of what the happy go lucky televangelist, radio preacher or the local pastor tells us, the Sabbath is a biblical fact and way mark of the Godly Christian life.

Some history to think about

The 4 commandment may be one of the most knowledgeably fought against Commandments by the world at large with only a rival of the 7th on adultery, a connection to be noticed. The idea of taking time which God has given us and keep it holy and sanctify it by rest and worship towards Him is particularly fought against by those who espouse themselves as followers of Christ. It is those who call themselves Christians that have done the most damage to this Commandment since the time of the roman church under Victor who condemned the more biblically lawful observance of Polycrates disciple of John, unto the time of Constantine in the 3rd century who enforced the Julian calendar (created by Julius Caesar) with the mated notation of the bishop of Rome by the guise of the treaty of Milan, which brought the non-Julian observers to surface under the guise of tolerance to the end that Rome might quash the opposition of the sunday church according to the Roman dictate; in more recent history after the establishment of the Julian week was excepted by most European Christians Reformationists and Puritians sought to apply God’s Law to ever level of Society, for the level of the 4th Commandment they sought to see sunday regarded as not only church day but as the sabbath of Christendom, to this the so called evangelical church even now opposes under the doctrine of anti-nomianism teaching for doctrine the abrogation of the 4th Commandment, that is mind you: the idea that the Christ of church fathers such as Polycrates, and the disciples of Luk 23:56 who’ rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.’ before attending to the body of the crucified Christ, as well the Christ of our so called protestant Reformers and Puritian fathers of faith who desired the regard of sunday as sabbath.

Thus, a once wise and understanding people, a people called by the name of Christ and of Christ’s God the Father have fallen to moral ignorance and blindness once again yet this time with the name of Christ on their lips and a copy of the book which can correct the fall, the damage has spread like a flood across the world to wash away the Law of God in it’s practical and most rudimentary application, by once again detaching Christ the King from the Kingdom Law, a law which He has been given by the inheritance of His Father YHWH, He Who Is God, the Ruler of Heaven and Earth, the God of Israel who penned every jot an titel upon the heart of the man Jesu(s) Christ.

 

The Israel of God

A Church which keeps Sabbath

Regardless of at this point of what day you personally believe is the 7th day of the 4th Commandment is according to the weekly calendation; a subject intended to be gotten into by the end of this message.

Consider how important this 4th Commandment is to YHWH GOD, and as a recipient of the New Covenant: a Citizen of the commonwealth and Nation of Israel how important should it be to you and how important should it be to your Nation?

Exo_31:13 Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.

Exo 31:14 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 doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

The subject of the relavant importance of this Commandment to GOD should never be brought to question, the Commandment is so Important to the LORD Judge, that under His ordained order, under His Common Law, has determined the wilful violation thereof was worthy of Death in this life.

.Exo 31:16 Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.

Exo 31:17 It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever

There is no case for those who wish to be the people of God and their children as the children of God, who willfully forget the Sabbath and it’s holiness, it’s sanctity, and it’s keeping, rather those who kick against the Sabbath by this scripture are Rejected as the people of God and can not be the Spirtual Israel spoken of in Rom_9:6-8…For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel… thus they are not the Israel of God, The LORD only accounts an Ethnic Israelite a true Israelite as He desired them when they desire His ways and His name to be upon their life, a people who desire to walk after the Spirit in the letter of the Law as best they can.

Yet again I must say for those who hear this message wrong: It is by pure Grace that we have within our grasp the LORD’s willingness to forgive, that the statement may always ring true “By Grace ye are saved” a Grace that is nevertheless through Faith, which work together as the gift of God, No not of our own works, nor of how well we keep any Commandment for we are sinners before the face of a holy God, thus it is the Grace of God which is extended constantly to a rebellious and gainsaying people prone to selfish desire and self worship, that when the fullness of time may come in our lindividual life and in the life our Nation God may send the redemption of His the King into our life to use as our battle cry against sin : BY GRACE WE ARE SAVED!

Consider the message YHWH gave Ezekiel for the rebellious house of Israel:

Eze 20:16 Because they despised my judgments, and walked not in my statutes, but polluted my sabbaths: for their heart went after their idols.

Eze 20:17 Nevertheless mine eye spared them from destroying them, neither did I make an end of them in the wilderness.

Eze 20:18 But I said unto their children in the wilderness, Walk ye not in the statutes of your fathers, neither observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols:

Eze 20:19 I am the LORD your God; walk in my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them;

Eze 20:20 And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God.

The Sabbath Day is among the most pressing proofs of the service and worship of the God of the Bible, and the willful or ignorant disregard is among the most proving evidence of ones service or involvement in another system of law or morality. Willful is continuously said due to our great shame as Nation, that is a Genetic people who even if ignorant to the vastness of the Manners and Common Customs of the bible we have decidedly neglected the Creation account with it’s Exclamation point, THE SABBATH DAY!

Ignorant is continuously said, because many now do not even think about the 4th Commandment in it’s simplest sence, let alone examine the scripture for an understanding of it’s importance, this started by past generation’s willful neglect thereof.

The point made in absolutely every account of Sabbath’s observation found in the scripture, is the Testimony of YHWH’s 6 days of work followed by the Sabbath day of Rest and the Command, not the recommendation, of His people to do the same, people that are to be like Him and in His Image, a people that are to be holy as He is Holy. A Command made for man as a liberty of Rest and relaxation intended as part of the holy worship of YHWH the creator and sustainer.

Thus, the Children of Israel are Commanded to make subject all thing in their power by the letter to engender the Spirit:

thou, thy son, thy daughter, thy manservant, thy maidservant, thy cattle, thy stranger that is within thy gates:

For in Six Days the LORD YHWH Made Heaven and Earth,

and

On the Seventh Day He Sabbathed, and was Refreshed.

The simplicity of a Common day of worship and Rest in the Name of God the creator is a unifying aspect of the Biblical Church and people. When the sabbath is used lawfully the Commonwealth is unified even by the act of desistance of all labor and business. Consider the blue laws so called, that enforced the desistance of sunday business:

By this family was encouraged, the churches were encouraged, American and European work ethic was supported, the benefit of a Common day of worship was an observably positive part of society, and regardless of my convictions against the keeping of sunday, it must be admitted as a good thing for European people to remember the God of the Biblical creation story, as well the keeping of sunday as a Nation had it’s benefits of the papal tradition placed upon the day known as sunday that is that it was the day of the Resurrection of Christ, and by that tie of events of biblical creation and christ’s Resurrection it was assumed by the non-christian peoples that America, United Kingdom, Europe and South Africa and so on were Christian Nations: Just in the topical keeping of sunday this assumption was made by the citizen and the stranger, due to it’s law upon a society and it’s reverence by the society; a reverence which made the antithesis such as the Speakeasy: a place to go in secret to do business on sunday, eat or get a drink, it was the social tolerance of such that began the repeal of the blue laws. To make the matters worse the churches, particularly evangelicals heaped up the anti-nomian doctrine teaching that the law and commandments had been done away, lead by anti-christian portions of society such as businessmen, jews, atheists and communists all lobbying to repeal the blue laws, to change western culture toward self gratification The repeal in some states happened like this: first the businesses of necessity must be aloud to open, restaurants and grocery stores People need food! department and clothing stores people need clothes! as well as a nice out fit for church, ehh? Soon everything fell under the guise of necessity and who ran the stores and restaurants? The original non-sabbatarians, the non-church goers of course, but eventually the church goers concluding from the fat preachers sermon one sunday teaching that it couldn’t possibly be a sin to do a little shopping on grandpa and grandma’s day of rest: so began to use the stores by the populous, sales went up and no further proof was needed for the necessity, so much that church goers eventually couldn’t ‘afford’ to not work on some sunday’s, bt as long as the offering plate was filled on sunday night or wednesday night the fat preachers didn’t mind work rather than church, besides “it’s a christian liberty”.

A bland version of the death of sunday in America, by JS Lowther

The sunday churchers of America would have done well to observe the words of the prophet Amos:

Amo_8:4 Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,

Amo 8:5 Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah (measure) small, and the shekel (money) great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?

Amo 8:6 That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?

Amo 8:7 The LORD hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works.

Amo 8:8 Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that dwelleth therein?

I hope the mention of Amos’s rebuke for those who desire to do business on the sabbaths and new moons is thought provoking to the prior point, in context it may be read that Amos is describing the abandonment of the new moons and Sabbath’s of the Heavens started by the businessmen who supported the religious system of Samaria, Dan and Beersheba, a system that 1Ki_12:33 tells was started by a calendar change devised by a King’s heart.

One of the reasons the days which our European people used in times past, under Papal and pagan persuasion, have been unable to establish a consistent sabbath day of worship is because of the judeo christian duplicity found on the subject and more damningly the non-intrinsic and thus sign-less basis of the days so named Saturnday and Sunday as well as the whole weekly system. Consider how Commonly in our society saturns day is considered the 7th day of the calendar week of the Gregorian calendar system established by Pope Greg the 8th upon the Julian model which originally used weeks of 7 and 8 days, yet sunday as has been described has overwhelmingly been the day devoted to Sabbath like worship, yet it is regarded as the 1st day of the calendar week. This ability to change the day of worship from the Grego 7th day saturns day to the 1st day sunday is claimed openly to be so by the Papal church authority. Yet in truth this authority is not due to the fact that God has given such power to men, but that the whole calendar system is undeniably derived from it’s Creator MEN: Julius Caesar and Pope Greg the 8th and Not YHWH God, this is easily witnessed by the lack of witness about which day is the Sabbath…there is no sign associated at all with either day.

The 4th creation day ordaining the lights of Heaven must in Reality be closely connected to the 7th day of Rest, the Sabbath of the 4th commandment, easy enough to remember. As a Common Law of a Genetic and National People our Law’s must not be abstract like the grego calendar we live under today, rather it must be organic, that is intrinsic to nature as a fact to the nature of the law of YHWH God: it can never be abolished or changed; thus a Truly Heavenly calendar can not be altered, only ignored or forcibly dissuaded by masters of men.

In the Catholic roman construct of their churches feasts, Sunday takes the precedence, when one studies the history of Easter, X-mas, Lent and sunday Pentecost according to the papal tradition sunday is always the focus point seen clearly in the accepted determination of Anatolius of Alexandria who lived around the year A.D. 230-280, a great mathmatition and man of science who used his God given knowledge to contradict the lunar sabbath of Passover being observed by Christians of Europe and Asia, for the aim of substantiating the keeping of sunday, to replace passover and to establish Easter.

The Julian calendar reformation of Pope Gregory the 8th of the 15 hundreds, when the Julian calendar had noticeably slipped past nature to the eventual detriment of society, the church of Rome had need to wait and issue the adjustment of the calendar only once it had slipped to a time in alignment with the weekly cycle,14 days; As not to disturb the weekly cycle established by the prior Constantinian-Julian system used by the majority faithful, yet folks like George Washington who was born on the day we now use for leap year lost there b-day when the change was issued nearly 200 years after Pope Greg’s decree.

The Calendar of the God of the Bible which we will not begin to discuss is however Organic and Natural, based on observable and infallible proofs able to be witnessed by any one upon the earth in his own voice and language. The only objection which distorts this voice and language is the voice of a man, like a Pope, Emperor or Congress who can only condemn and punish those who will not obey the man made order:

Since the time of Pharaoh king of Egypt who refused to let Israel celibate the feast of YHWH unto Polycrates bishop of Ephesus condemned for celebrating the lunar sabbath of Passover and unleavened bread the words of Daniel persist:

Dan_7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws…

 

While men and rulers of men may seek to change the times and laws of God, it is not in their power, rather the opposite it fact:

Blessed be the NAME of God for ever and ever:

for wisdom and might are his:

And he changeth the times and the seasons:

he removeth kings, and setteth up kings:

he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

Dan_2:20-21

A Heavenly and Agricultural alternative to the Pagan Julian Gregorian Calendar

for

True Christian Reconstruction

Biblically Speaking

the 4th Commandment not only governs the rest day in the Commonwealth, but the whole calendar system of the Commonwealth.

YHWH’s order is a Heavenly order an order man can not alter, while man may ignore it, it is ever there as a reminder to the people of Israel in connection with the signs of Genesis creation and the Sign of Exodus 31’s sabbath as a reminder of God’s Grace wither Israel knows it or not, YHWH is faithful:

Jer 31:35 Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name:

Jer 31:36 If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.

The Heavenly Sabbath is a constant reminder of the Commonwealth of Israel, this Ethnic Nation of Israel is preserved by the King of the Kingdom of Heaven a Kingdom of God:

As most know, who listen to this ministries material know that we follow a Heavenly Calendar comprised of the lights of heaven according to Gen_1:14-19, which lights consist of the Sun, Moon, and Stars; by the three lights mentioned YHWH declares their purpose to be for Signs, Seasons, Days and Years and for Light upon the earth; The 7th day we believe is the accurate Sabbath of God, specifically seen in Exo_31:13 as a ‘sign’ and in Lev_23:2-3 a ‘season or feast’ both translated from the same Hebrew word found in Gen_1:14 ‘moed’, thus this Sabbath day is based purely upon the Heavenly lights of God’s 1st day and 3rd day creation. This system is often called lunar Sabbath, due to the intended overlap of the signs which the moon makes at the end of every week in it’s quarterly phases a 7th day which is enumerated from the new moon every month and holding the new moon as a feast in it’s own right insuperably attached to the last Sabbath of every month and continued into the 1st day of every month reckoned by the renewal of the new moon synonymous words in the Hebrew HeDeS ( pronounced by some as cHoDeSH), therefore the moon in it’s circuit in the Heavens making it’s phase signals the yearly and monthly weeks of the whole Calendar system of the Kingdom of Heaven.

It is from this point forward that due to the overwhelming interconnection found in the scriptures, which naturally or heavenly connects the Day, to the Weeks of Sabbath, to the Months to the Years, and the year to the greatest measurement of time mentioned in scripture the Jubilee, which is an enumeration of every 7 years, which like the new moon in correspondence to the 7th day sabbath out lined above, such is the count of 7 years restarted every 50 years.

As well as the overwhelming interconnection of the Sabbath according to the lunar cycle prior outlined are the Months of the biblical feastly cycle which make up the Agricultural Year, that is that every Sabbath day of this lunar cycle which fall upon the 1’st, 8th, 22nd, and 29th day of every month according to the new moon, in line with every festival named in scripture which has Sabbath days mentioned in it’s observance. Once this is considered from a biblical reality, this sabbath can not be ignored by the ardent bible law observer, as it ties the whole of the scripture together in one lineal system as far as time keeping is concerned.

The Sabbath produced by this Heavenly calendar is the repercussion of 2 very simple rules:

1. The Witness of the lights of Heaven

and

2. The application of Biblical Law as the Written Witness upon those lights we see.

In other words, no other 7 day cycle is capable of being seen in the lights of heaven that matches to the words of God’s law. There is no sign in the heavens, that dictates a sunday, or a saturns day, or any day of that so called week, but in alternative there is a Natural cycle to the moon which offers signs in it’s phases as way markers to the 7th day and seasons of appointed time.

All calendar observation seats upon the foundation of YHWH’s Rest day called the Sabbath, as found in the 4th Commandment, and of the creation week a seen pattern found in the year, month, week and day of the cultural Nation of Israel in the observance of their National feasts:

The Year because at it’s Agricultural start able to be marked for the geographic specific observer by the placement of the sun and moon in the stars, the stars work as the back drop or face of this Heavenly clock, if we may. By matching the Agricultural laws which we find primarily in

Deu_16:1 Observe the month of Abib, and keep the Passover unto the LORD thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night. the Brenton Greek LXX tells us:

Observe the month of new corn, and thou shalt sacrifice the passover to the Lord thy God; because in the month of new corn thou camest out of Egypt by night.

This is an important fact as witnessed by the creation week, as we see the Genesis basis as

Gen 1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the herb of grass bearing seed according to its kind and according to its likeness, and the fruit-tree bearing fruit whose seed is in it, according to its kind on the earth, and it was so.

Gen 1:12 And the earth brought forth the herb of grass bearing seed according to its kind and according to its likeness, and the fruit tree bearing fruit whose seed is in it, according to its kind on the earth, and God saw that it was good.

Gen 1:13 And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.

As we see the 3rd day of genesis creation before the reckoning of YHWH’s lights as Signs, seasons, days and years upon the 4th day, undoubtedly the heavens were arraigned in the creation of the heavens at the very beginning in some way yet it was at the 4th day that the earth began due to the 3rd day vegetation creation to use the light upon earth.

The Yearly cycle of the Bible is an Agricultural cycle which is marked by those who use all 3 lights of Heaven by the star sign called by most the Zodiak, but called in Job_38:32 Mazzaroth.

Once the Agriculture of the Abib or New Corn of Barley is established the first new month of the new year is signaled by the sign we called the new Moon; the new moon is the only signal in the Heavens which works in conjunction with the sun and stars to form an observable month pattern usable for the common farmer and the astronomer. The term new moon and new month and beginning of the month are synonymous in the Bible.

From the moon and it’s quarterly phase of light witnesses as well to the creation of the earth and the creation week, the new moon is born in darkness upon the end of a prior age but increases in it’s changing week by week or sabbath by sabbath until from it’s darkness it is seen as a true sign upon the 7th day of the month at evening, the following day being the 8th day of sun light according to the month.

And the Sabbath or week coming to it’s full perfection of it’s sign lead by the moon to proclaim the season and the intrinsic 7th day feast of YHWH Proclaimed by Lev_23:2-4 …Concerning the feasts of the LORD, 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, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings. These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.

According to Psa_104:19 it is the moon that was appointed for seasons, a word which in the Hebrew is moed (i, im) and is synonymous with the word feast, as in festival as well as the word season prior spoken of in Gen_1:14 .

The Sabbath is a season or feastival time of YHWH, as well the Sabbath is a heavenly sign according to Exo_31:13 , and as thus it is easily understood that from Gen_2:2-3 the sabbath to be appointed by the moon.

The philosopher Philo, a Judean who lived at the time of Christ spoke about the seventh day thus:

And the changes which the moon works in the air, it perfects chiefly in accordance with its own configurations on each seventh day.

And of the Day the smallest and yet greatest part of this Calendar system is as well a testament of the pattern of creation, not to be ignored, as it as well begins as all things in the darkness of creation by the setting of the prior age to be arisen again in time to break forth as the light of the world, to peek at it’s highest brightness at noon day and to set again to prepare for the rebirth of the next day as to hasten along the week, the month, and the year as the most integral part of the Heavenly clock we call calendar.

Within this Heavenly system YHWH has appointed times of this Agricultural year to be times of celebration, we in English also call these feasts, yet in Hebrew they are properly called cHaG H2282: A cHaG is distinct from a season or feast because it is the time period with in the two sabbaths which cap it off so to speak. For the New Covenant recipient there are 3 major annual Agricultural feasts or cHaGs, yet all together there are 1 Passover and Unleavened Bread, 2 Pentecost or feast of weeks, 3 Trumps, 4 Day of Atonement and 5 Tabernacles. The 3 major annual feasts that all males of Israel are required to celibate before YHWH are Celebrations of Agriculture, this is why in the Pentateuch we have the agricultural name for the celebration as well: Unleavened Bread/ Abib -New Ears of barley, Pentecost, the feast of weeks is First fruits of the wheat harvest, and Tabernacles is the feast of In gathering which is at the years end.

When using the Heavenly Calendar as explained prior, which as Lev 23 told us has the Sabbath at it’s base, the whole of the Agricultural Feastivals commanded by YHWH fall neatly and succinctly into place; just as the lay out for the feastivals are capped b two Sabbaths or holy convocation, so by use of the lunar cycle in allowing the moon to appoint seasons the Feast’s Sabbath are included in the regular sabbath cycle as natural building blocks in the month and year.

Now a lot of information on this subject is already available for any one who is willing to look on RNCM website, and free for down load, which will go into the subject of the feasts in much more great detail.

Yet I would like to end this particular message on this note:

Some have said to the few of us that I know, why is it that you don’t just keep the feast days with days that are on the calendar you get from the feed stone or grocery store? It would keep us all together. There are even some who have proposed that reckoning the festivals of YHWH by a realistic Agricultural approach ignores or denies the spring equinox, which is viewed as the start of the solar year, and I’m not arguing that it is not, and some of those questions will inevitably be in the minds of some of the listeners on the net. However, here is the reasoning of why I choose to follow, and I encourage other New Covenant recipients to follow in this fashion as well:

By observing the Calendar of YHWH according to the lights in the Heavens and over laying it upon the Organic, Natural, Intrinsic Agricultural Cycle the feasts of YHWH are no longer abstract archaic reading material, the feast become a Biblical Reality! A Biblical Reality that has the ability bring a Nation together before YHWH in a literal Celebration for all the goods and produce that He gives them by His good blessings! From a Christian Reconstruction mindset, the traditional papal calendar system with it’s abstract sunday and saturday can’t hold a candle to the Heavenly lights of YHWH’s system, the ignorance of Easter and X-mas can melt away in compared to the brilliance of the light of Christ’s Resurrection during the feast of unleavened bread when the actual wave sheaf from your own hand can bring the bead of life all the more close to your walk with him.

The 4th Commandment is not a commandment that only entails the rest and worship to be had at the end of every week, it is a unifying commandment meant to bring the men and families of Christian Israel together in worship as to keep them truly one Nation under God, a Nation who can simply look up into the heavens at any given time, but particularly at the Sabbaths and New moon and remember the sabbath is a sign, a sign made to appoint seasons which remind Israel that so long as the lights of Heaven are shining to the inhabitants of Earth YHWH will not forget you or cast you off!

RUTH PT.2 JUDGES CH.23 SABBATH BIBLE STUDY 5-29 (2017)

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The Book

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RUTH

(The last 4 chapters of Judges)

JUDGES CHAPTER 23

RUTH pt.2

Compiled by JS Lowther

 

So the Pleasant widow who has deemed her self Bitter, has returned to her home land in Bethlehem of Judah with her loyal and faithful daughter in law her Friend Ruth. Heavy emphasis has been placed upon the state of Ruth’s status as it pertains to her family have been removed Benjamin living in the land of Moab, in this section I wish to focus attention more on the function of the Torah, the Rule of Law, God’s Law on the life of these people. YHWH’s Law is a culture, no different than the culture America or any other group of people has today. Israel operated by God’s law as their mean Culture, that is that they had the letter of the Law as the standard, not necessarily the Spirit, some folks such as the prophets and other holy men and women loved the Law thereby having the Spirit of the Law which gives life, but as a norm the Torah was the Common Law, no different than the way our early American and British ancestors used there common Law, some of which came directly from the Bible, some of which was not. Yet in the time of Ruth we may see a functional Biblical Common Law, this detail of the story of Ruth is what makes her book special beside the amazing history and Spiritual wealth we have seen so far.

Rth_2:1 And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband’s, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz.

Rth 2:2 And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace. And she said unto her, Go, my daughter.

Rth 2:3 And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers: and her hap was to light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz, who was of the kindred of Elimelech.

Rth 2:4 And, behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers, The LORD be with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless thee.

Rth 2:5 Then said Boaz unto his servant that was set over the reapers, Whose damsel is this?

Rth 2:6 And the servant that was set over the reapers answered and said, It is the Moabitish damsel that came back with Naomi out of the country of Moab:

Rth 2:7 And she said, I pray you, let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves: so she came, and hath continued even from the morning until now, that she tarried a little in the house.

Rth 2:8 Then said Boaz unto Ruth, Hearest thou not, my daughter? Go not to glean in another field, neither go from hence, but abide here fast by my maidens:

Rth 2:9 Let thine eyes be on the field that they do reap, and go thou after them: have I not charged the young men that they shall not touch thee? and when thou art athirst, go unto the vessels, and drink of that which the young men have drawn.

The Law in operation in this section the story of Ruth and Naomi is

Deu_24:17 Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow’s raiment to pledge:

Deu 24:18 But thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee thence: therefore I command thee to do this thing.

Deu 24:19 When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger H1616

for the fatherless, and for the widow: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hands.

Deu 24:20 When thou beatest thine olive tree, thou shalt not go over the boughs again: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.

Deu 24:21 When thou gatherest the grapes of thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean it afterward: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.

The Biblical Common Law was being followed out here perfectly, and due to the tightness of the society it was undoubted that the hap would fall that Ruth would glean a Kinsman’s field, yet this law is offering the right of privilege from two angles: It was the Right of Naomi to glean as a widow, and her widowhood would have been known to those who knew her, as well Ruth is a stranger that is a sojourner and she as a stranger has the right also to lawfully glean from the residue of the reapers. This is Biblically Realistic Welfare, and it is the only way to have a righteous system of Welfare one where the widow, fatherless and stranger are protected from starvation by imposing the blessing of God’s Law upon the field owner, which by course causes the poor to work for their entitled portion, rendering them diligent and not slothful. As we will see in the story of Ruth her hard work causes the wealthy man Boaz to want to help her more than the Law of God entitles her and Naomi to.

Rth_2:10 Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him, Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou shouldest take knowledge of me, seeing I am a stranger? H5237

In the prior Law in Deu_24:19 the word translated Stranger is the Noun use גּי / GuR H1616, it is synonymous with the Verb גּוּר / GUR H1481 which simply refers to the action of Sojourning, thus one who is Sojourning is a Sojourner and as such a stranger to those whose land he passes through. Yet in this verse the word הנכרי / NoKRY-Eh is used

This is a suffixed form of NoKRY H5237, and meaning H5235 specifically some thing distinct or noticeable, this root word is used in the word just prior in the same sentence, as most Hebrew stories are Poetic verse, this last portion of Ruth 2:10 rhymes in the Hebrew sense saying

להכירניH5234 that thou shouldest take knowledge ואנכיH595 of me, seeing I נכריה׃H5237 a stranger?

LEh-KYRN-Y V-ANKY NoKRY-Eh

A more poetic and literal translation may expresses the point of the poetic verse in English a bit more if said like this: ‘How is it that in your eyes I find Grace, did not you notice to notice that I am noticeable?’, it could as well read to make the same point: ‘did you not distinguish to distinguish my distinctness?

The word NoKRY is also used to reference racial strangers or those who are racially distinguished or notice-able a midst a homogeneous population, being distinguish-able.

Admittedly this is why some who investigate the language of Ruth become convinced of the fact she is indeed a Racial stranger and / or a Moabite, while not considering that, Moab, the incestuous cousins of Isaac, bred by Lot and his daughter, most likely looked rather similar to an Israelite, unless by this time Moab had already mingled with darker races. As fore the evidence of language on how to understand this verse, this is not the only use of this Hebrew word here seen in Ruth 2:10 particularly, as the Hebrew spelling is NoKRY-Eh meaning notice-able or distinct-ness. And is otherwise understood as by considering another in English verse which uses the same exact Hebrew spelling as seen in Ruth 2:10:

Isa 28:21 For the LORD shall …bring to pass his act, his strange (נכריהH5237) act.

This statement is obviously not referencing a Racial or Ethnic stranger, but a distinct or noticeable action, just as Ruth was pointing out about her self in the context.

As well the root word NoKR spelled in the negative tense LEh-KYRN-Y, can be seen in the most related way in the Hebrew Scripture in

Deu_33:9 Who said unto his father and to his mother, I have not seen him; neither did he acknowledge (LA-KYR) his brethren, nor knew his own children: for they have observed thy word, and kept thy covenant.

Thus, I believe it is safely established that this phrase in Ruth 2:10 is not referencing Ruth’s physiognomy of race or ethnicity. Rather the opposite point is being made in Ruth’s question: Why Did Boaz not distinguish to distinguish Ruth’s distinctness? His answer follows in the story…

Rth_2:11 And Boaz answered and said unto her, It hath fully been shewed me, all that thou hast done unto thy mother in law since the death of thine husband: and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore.

Rth 2:12 The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.

Rth_2:13 Then she said, Let me find favour in thy sight, my lord; for that thou hast comforted me, and for that thou hast spoken friendly unto thine handmaid, though I be not like unto one of thine handmaidens. (Here the word handmaiden may be easily understood by comparing this status to that of Hagar, Bilha or Zilpah, as they are all SiPHE /שפחה ( H8198 ) a word which literally means ‘of Kin’ as the hand maidens were often relatives particularly to the wife of a husband or even perhaps a more distant relative.)

Rth 2:14 And Boaz said unto her, At mealtime come thou hither, and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. And she sat beside the reapers: and he reached her parched corn, and she did eat, and was sufficed, and left.

Rth_2:15 And when she was risen up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, Let her glean even among the sheaves, and reproach her not:

Rth 2:16 And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not.

Rth 2:17 So she gleaned in the field until even, and beat out that she had gleaned: and it was about an ephah of barley.

Rth 2:18 And she took it up, and went into the city: and her mother in law saw what she had gleaned: and she brought forth, and gave to her that she had reserved after she was sufficed.

Rth_2:19 And her mother in law said unto her, Where hast thou gleaned to day? and where wroughtest thou? blessed be he that did take knowledge of thee. (Here we see a related word to our prior word NoKRY it is M-KYRN)

And she shewed her mother in law with whom she had wrought, and said, The man’s name with whom I wrought to day is Boaz.

Rth_2:20 And Naomi said unto her daughter in law, Blessed be he of the LORD, who hath not left off his kindness to the living and to the dead. And Naomi said unto her, The man is near of kin unto us, one of our next kinsmen ( literally the word translated kinsman is identical with the word Redeemer / M-GAL-NU/מגאלנו. it always implies kinship )

This is the first mention of the law of the kinsman redeemer

The law in mention:

Lev_25:25 If thy brother be waxen poor, and hath sold away some of his possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem it, then shall he redeem that which his brother sold.

Rth 2:21 And Ruth the Moabitess said, He said unto me also, Thou shalt keep fast by my young men, until they have ended all my harvest.

Rth 2:22 And Naomi said unto Ruth her daughter in law, It is good, my daughter, that thou go out with his maidens, that they meet thee not in any other field.

Rth 2:23 So she kept fast by the maidens of Boaz to glean unto the end of barley harvest and of wheat harvest; and dwelt with her mother in law.

So here we end off speaking of the barley harvest which immediately is followed by the wheat harvest, and is celebrated at the time of Pentecost, which is called the feast of the first fruits of the wheat harvest. In line with our symbolism flush through out this story so far, do not let the calendaric biblical chronology go unnoticed, as we consider the Spiritual view of YHWH’s redemption of his removed people Israel, the Gentiles, by the blood of his own son who is as well the Son of Boaz of Bethlehem, the son of David our kinsman redeemer and KING!

A better understanding of the Stranger:

While on this subject consider the Greek word Xenos which is the stranger in the LXX in verse 10 David says this is his state due to his Zeal for YHWH

Psa 69:8 I became strange to my brethren, and a stranger to my mother’s children. In the Hebrew we see our prior word NoKRY, but in the Greek the word Xenos G3581

As well the verb use of this word may be seen in 1Pe 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: Here a form of Xenos is seen as well, it is then evident that Xenos has very little to due with Race or Ethnicity, while differences of one people to another may be ‘strange’, such as Ruth being raised as distinct from the commonwealth and Law of Israel, she was Xenos to those who distinguished her as a stranger.

We may thus see a holistic application of this same transition Boaz is recognizing in Ruth, as it speaks of the Gentile Israelites of Ephesus:

Eph_2:11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;

Eph_2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers G3581 Xenos from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:

Eph 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

Eph 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

Rth 2:14 And Boaz said unto her, At mealtime come thou hither, and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. And she sat beside the reapers: and he reached her parched corn, and she did eat, and was sufficed, and left.

In keeping with the removed Xenos status of Ruth’s family, and thus being a stranger to YHWH’s covenant as a woman born to removed Gentile parents, the neatly tied reconciliation process my as well be seen as being offered by this great grand father of our Savior Jesus Christ!

Keeping the Sabbath- What is Time? pt.6 (Update)

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WHAT IS TIME pt. 6

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KEEPING THE SABBATH

Answering objections

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Explaining the 4th Commandment

Rest & Holy

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God:..For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested (sabbathed) the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

(Exodus 20:8-11)

Remember the sabbath day…

Gen 9:15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.

Gen 9:16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.

Gen 9:17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token (sign , outh) of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

The 4th command is the only command that starts with remember / zekar, consider the rain bow is the same as the sabbath moon in many ways… it is seen and remembrance is had about a covenant, the thing seen is a sign / token.

The idea of remembrance is had from seeing a thing, a sign, token.

This can also be seen as we see another command of the law:

Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue: And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring: That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God.

(Numbers 15:38-40)

you can see that remembrance is had by seeing the ribband, this is how we can seen that the sabbath really is a sign.

Deu 5:15 adds

And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.

the sabbath day,

as discussed, the word sabbath references rest, as well as the fulfillment day, the completion day. this is the thing to be remembered when it is seen. The rest God had in creating the earth, as well as the completion of creation and the fullness of the creating.

…to keep it holy.( lit. to hallow it)

In this way the Sabbath was consecrated thus by YHWH first in Gen 2, and this for the cause of Adam, that he would keep it pure, holy, sanctified, venerated and hallowed for the purpose of rest from labour and by extension for worship of the creator in place of work. The hallowing is a special setting apart specifically for resting in YHWH.

The keeping of the sabbath holy is one of those things which every soul must study out and define for them selves. It can be a sticky thing to get involved with your brethren or neighbors sabbath keeping.

there are divisions on many things, and your personal definition of one tenant of sabbathing may not be agreed on by those around you. In times when people took council from there elders, and heads of families he would most likly be the one to decide if one was willfully or ignorantly breaking the sabbath. Yet in a time when Israel is in such disarray, this thing must be focused on by the devoted head of house (grandfather, father, brother, step father (master), who ever you have as your highest God ordained authority. And if you are the only one observing, then you are left to your own research. Fathers should take this as a special part of their God ordained authority, to arrange the laws of God in your home as you can understand them. Don’t be afraid to take council, but do not pass the

buck. Very importantly, we should all respect our fellow brothers personal observations, in this world biblical reality is not the easiest thing to follow, nor is any lawful following, so especially on the sabbath, protect your self from the pitfall of self righteousness, while still walking circumspectly. I’m not implying to keep fellowship with those who willfully break their own understanding of the sabbath, or have none at all, with the exception of being a witness.

With that being said let us consider a few verses which are commonly viewed in an un-biblical realistic way…

Exo 35:2 Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.

Exo 35:3 Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the sabbath day.

Here is a good place to make mention of this common phenomenon of un realistic bible keeping:

What do I do in the winter if I can’t kindle a fire to stay warm?

May be it never gets that cold in Israel?

Biblical reality answer:

It Gets cold enough to snow in Israel as the people knew what snow was well: Exodus 4:6; Numbers 12:10; 2 Samuel 23:20; 2 Kings 5:27; Job 6:16; 9:30; 24:19; 37:6; 38:22; Psalms 51:7; 68:14; 147:16; 148:8; Proverbs 25:13; 26:1; 31:21; Isaiah 1:18; 55:10; Jeremiah 18:14; Lamentations 4:7; Daniel 7:9; Matthew 28:3; Mark 9:3; Revelation 1:14;

Remember also that Peter warmed him self by the coals in Joh_18:18

So what do we do to keep warm on the sabbath?

maybe the Prohibition is on making the fire, as kindle means to start in English ?

No, the word kindle is the Hebrew word ‘bawr’ H1197, and is translated burn, burnt, burned more often than not. So simply it is “ye shall burn no fire…” What to do? Ignore? Justify? Break to stay warm?

Consider the context of Ex 35

1. Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel together..

2. Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest…

3.kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the sabbath day.

4.Take ye from among you an offering unto the LORD: whosoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering of the LORD; gold, and silver, and brass…on

5.goats’ hair, And rams’ skins dyed red, and badgers’ skins, and shittim wood,

6.oil, incense

7. stones

8. to make The tabernacle, his tent, and his covering, his taches, and his boards, his bars, his pillars, and his sockets,

Exo 35:12 The ark, and the staves thereof, with the mercy seat, and the vail of the covering,

Exo 35:13 The table, and his staves, and all his vessels, and the shewbread,

Most all of the things mentioned that needed to be made require fire. Smelting, drying, tanning,The context of Ex 35 and 36 is that work needed to be done, but don’t use working on the temple as a reason to break the sabbath, why else would this be the first thing said to the congregation be fore all the rest?

for me it is the best answer, if you wish to not have a fire on the sabbath then that is your studied opinion, I would, however, that you not judge me for my understanding , and just not invite me over on a freezing sabbath to see your conviction.

When trying to understand the sabbath, remember it is a realistic command, and must be attainable.

Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work…

Some say that labour is not commanded for six days, but it is here.

Most of the people who object to a Lunar Sabbath which holds the new moon as an extended sabbath period, argue that it is contrary to the 4th commandment. But is it? Ezekiel held the six working days as separated from the sabbath and the new moon.

Eze 46:1 Thus saith the Lord GOD; The gate of the inner court that looketh toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day of the new moon it shall be opened.

Not only is it practically seen for good health to be active and not ‘resting’ or sitting around every day, but only hard working people respect the festival aspect of sabbath keeping, especially the new moon when one spends much time away from family, friends and worship as well as study of the creators word.

The command to do something productive for six days consecutively at the least is not a burden, it is again another way YHWH shows his own self through his law, as his desire for his people. No mater what you do for work or what you consider labour if you are doing it for 6 days consecutively you will be more diligent in keeping the seventh sabbath day, the fulfillment day as holy, they will work hand in hand.

The new moon based sabbath proposed breaks the 4th commandment by having it’s first or last week of 8 days depending on the new moon and NOT having a consistent 7 day week through out.

Answer- While this is true that all lunar months will have no less than 8 days to the first week of a month of 29 days and if the moonth has 30 days, the last week directly before the 8 day first week will have 8 days as well. Yet this does NOT break the commandment for the following: The days of Sabbath are NOT working days, and simply comply with all sabbatical law that states ” Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath…”, by this harmony is found as YHWH speaks in Ezekiel 46:1 (as mentioned previously), the Sabbath and new moon are NOT among the “six working days”. This is the simplest way to harmonize the Sabbath command with the Creation laws of Genesis 1:14 leading us directly to the new moon.

SABBATH LOGIC – What is Time ? pt.2 (Update)

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What is Time 2

 

Yes, our world view is a collection of cultured organisms which make up the environment we have come to call ‘our culture’, and for this cause much of what is to be pulled out of the ancient biblical culture via the bible’s laws, manners, customs, and language will seem foreign to us through our modern world view.

Most except a named day of the RC week (Sunday/Saturday or any other) in order to rest in a sabbatical sense there upon; choosing a day we are culturally accustomed to, using a system we are raised in is easy, switching Sunday with Saturday or visa versa (or any RC named day for that mater) gives the effort but is biblicly and/or naturally unprovable, having no way to show by any sign or token that it is the Seventh day / Sabbath of Biblical culture, sanctified by God . Rather those who hold such days insisting upon there sanctification offer an objection attainable to even an amateur history student or bible investigator.

Consider the cultural world view of the ‘Seventh day Adventist’, some quotes from E.G. White in her work “America In Prophecy” or “The Great Controversy”, in the chapter “Liberty of conscience threatened” par. 42:

…The boast of Gregory the VII and Innocent III are still the principles of the Roman Church…

“HIS CHALLENGE”

“Reason and sense demand the acceptance of one or the other of these alternatives; either Protestantism and the keeping holy of Saturday or Catholicity and the keeping holy of Sunday. Compromise is impossible.” – The Catholic Mirror Dec 23 1893…

“HIS MARK”

QUESTION-‘How prove you that the Church hath power to ordain feasts and holy days?”

ANSWER- By the very act of changing the sabbath in to Sunday, which the Protestants allow of, and therefor they fondly contradict them selves by keeping Sunday strictly, and breaking most other feasts commanded by the same church.”

QUESTION-“How prove you that?”

ANSWER- “Because by keeping SUNDAY they ACKNOWLEDGE THE CHURCHES POWER to ordain feasts, and to command them under sin.” Douay Catechism, page 59.

E.G White makes good sense in quoting the above Catholic materials including a Catechism in order to show to her readers the logic in the Seventh day Adventist church in keeping a day called Saturday as the modern Jews do. Yet the likewise obviouslogic is failing by the same notion in not advancing the fact that the names of Saturday or Sunday in a repatitious seven day cycle are not determiners of the sanctified biblical Sabbath. Nor is a determiner of the sanctified biblical Sabbath what common day of the Roman Catholic week the Talmudic Jew keeps holy. It is thereby the same logic that should slate any part of the ‘calendar’ of Julius Caesar via Pope Gregory VIII as Pagan-Roman and Jewish-Catholic, and not fit to be used by the Biblical based Christian. The adherence to that ‘calendar’ system thus created and it’s weeks are proof of the power which controls the churches and business of the world (calendarium having come to be the Roman word for an account book or debt record), which are one in the same, easily seen in the 501-C3 tax exempt Churches, falling into Government control via debt records. Yet if you are a servant of YHWH God via the Blood of His Son, I recomend you attempt to give an account on His calendar!

In short, as proof exists in the fact that the day called Sunday was ordained the sabbath, as all other church feasts, by the Catholic church, so all named days of the Gregorian week and their very order, from Sunday to Saturday, have been ordained by another law and earthly ruler and not by YHWH God through the scriptures. The Catholic Church has the power of ordering the ‘sabbath’ of catholicity in as much as Catholicity has made the very ‘calendar’ system of which Saturday and Sunday are part of.

So it is in rebuttal to the above quote from the The Catholic Mirror Dec 23 1893 that I say: Yes, compromise is impossible, and let the scriptures accompanied by reason and sence lead us out of this Catholic box. Saturday’s being the ‘seventh day’, is only evident by counting days on the Pope’s Talmudic faith based ‘calendar’ weeks, yet having NO biblical or intrinsic proof of its own, I thus shall then keep protesting!

Ye Saturday Adventists may likewise ask your self as I do:

QUESTION- By what authority does the catholic church, and your beast of Revelations have to control what day of the week is the seventh?

ANSWER- ” They have NO power as time is to be determined by the lights of heaven as per Genesis 1. For by keeping SATURDAY you yet ACKNOWLEDGE THE CHURCHES POWER to ordain DAYS, and WEEKS (Dan 7:25change times and laws). in ignorance of Gen 1.”

1. Gen 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

All days in the creation account are listed as starting with evening and proceeding to morning. (this is not the main subject of this matter, however it is functional to determine time based entirely out of our evidence text, as well as an enduring way to witness for our selves in our modern time, as this compilation proceeds it must become evident why the prescription starts all numbered days at evening, and should be a perfect way to start the day / yom.

Here is a list of scripture verses to cross reference this thought, as proof from other biblical testimony that evening is the ending and beginning point of the biblical cultures day:

Gen. 1:5,8,13,19,23,31; 8:11; 19:1,24:11; 29:23; 30:16; Exo. 12:6, 18; 16:6,8,12,13, 29:39,41, 30:8; Lev. 11:24,25,27,28,31,32,39, 40: 14:46; 15:5,6,7,8,10,11,16,17,18,19,21,22,23,27; 17:15,22:7, 23:5,32; Num. 9:3,5,11,15, 19:7,8,10,19, 28:4,8, 19:7,8,10; Deu. 3:11, 16:4,6; Jos. 5:10, 10:27; Jdg 19:16; 2Ch. 18:34; Eze. 12:4,7, 24:18. And more!

All of the verses above show some thing ends and a new occur at this time called evening or even (old English: eve, lets look at it a little closer:

The Hebrew word is ערב– orb / arab, all of the below Strong’s numbers and definitions are the same ancient Hebrew word ” ערב “: From H6150; dusk: even (-ing, tide), night. H6150- (rather identical with H6148 through the idea of covering with a texture); to grow dusky at sundown: – be darkened, (toward) evening. H6148- to braid, that is, intermix; technically to traffic (as if by barter); also to give or be security (as a kind of exchange): – engage, (inter-) meddle (with), mingle (self), mortgage, occupy, give pledges, be (-come, put in) surety, undertake. H6151-(Chaldea); corresponding to H6148; to commingle: – mingle (self), mix. H6154-The second form used in 1Ki_10:15 with the article prefixed); from H6148; the web (or transverse threads of cloth); also a mixture, (or mongrel race): – Arabia, mingled people, mixed (multitude), woof.

Notice how every definition of ‘arab’ deals with becoming dusky, dark or mixing, the mention of the Arabian people as a mongrel race fits the context precisely, as they are light mixed with dark peoples. This is no chance, evening is when the day light mixes with the darkness of night, the period when time rulership of the sun transfers it’s rule to the lesser lights. This will be explained below by the scriptures further on.

2.Gen 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to:

A. divide(H914 –בּדל– bâdal-to divide (in various senses literally or figuratively, separate, distinguish, differ, select,etc.): – (make, put) difference, divide, separate (self, -ation), sever (out). between (H996 בּין– bêyn, In the same sense as in Gen 13:3…between Bethel and Hai. As well as in Gen 13:8…Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee…for we be brethren.) the day from the night. This special attention to the words badal and beyn in this context is caused for full understanding that as it was used in the other sited verses above it is used the same way in Gen 1:1-2. The governance of these lights are preeminent in day and night and it is by them that division is made between one day to the next, rather than just the simplicity of the sun setting behind your local horizon.

B. and let them be for signs(H226- אותowthrelated to H225/H853[- אתayth- Apparently contracted from H226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely): – (As such unrepresented in English / with the exception of the word “that”.] (in the sense of appearing); a signal, as a ensign, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence, etc.: – mark, miracle, (en-) sign, token.)

All the examples are usages of the Hebrew word owth: Cain’s mark –Gen 4:15, the rainbow as a token of the covenant to Noah’s children –Gen 9:13, Circumcision as a token of YHWH’s Covenant with Abraham –Gen -17:11, or a miracle signs in Egypt or the wilderness –Exo 4:8– An owth any where in the scripture is a thing that is able to be sensed by the human senses, most often seen, this fact is of much importance to our subject, as not only is the word owth strikingly similar to our English oath, as in to give by swearing or affirming. I have Also intentionally added to the evidence the word ayth, the reason being that it’s function is to point out the object in reference, just as the word owth, is a sign or signal to point out or token a thing.

C. and for seasons (H4150- מועדה מעד מועדmo-ade- From H3259; properly an appointment, that is, a fixed time or season; specifically a festival; conventionally a year; by implication, an assembly (as convened for a definite purpose); technically the congregation; by extension, the place of meeting; also a signal (as appointed beforehand): – appointed (sign, time), (place of, solemn) assembly, congregation, (set, solemn) feast, (appointed, due) season, (set) time (appointed). This Very important word shall be dealt with in detail below.

D. and for days H3117- יום– yôm-From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially): – age, day, days …(process of) time,

 

E. and years ( H8141- שׁנה– shânâh- from H8138 (to fold, that is, duplicate (literally or figuratively; by implication to transmute (transitively or intransitively): – do (speak, strike) again, alter, double;) a year (as a revolution of time).

Gen 1:15

F. And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth:

and it was so.

Gen 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. (To him that made great lights:.. The sun to rule by day:.. The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever. (Psa 136:7-9)- If the context is some how difficult to understand in Genesis, let David explain so that there is no question what the greater and lesser lights are. We may day after day look to the heavens, even with out David’s psalm, life and common sense bears witness to the fact of what lights are greater and lesser.)

Gen 1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

Gen 1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

Gen 1:19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

The law listed above was set forth by YHWH to guide a able minded people through the ages, using the only true reference points we have to gauge time. It must be understood that most western calendars at this time measure nothing, but are generalized averages of time, divided as human dictates felt fit and ignored until an agricultural impact makes their failure self evident. Above, God teaches His creation and children to use the lights in heaven in order to keep track of true: signs , seasons, days and years.

I will now tie up this very simple reasons why we are in need of knowing the above defined information as it pertains to our understanding the Sabbath/seventh day of scripture. In so much as the Sabbath is a portion of time, it must therefore be defined as time is know in the scriptures. YHWH God would not set forth the laws governing time by the lights of heaven contained in Gen 1:5-15 and then ignore those organic laws of creation in order to establish another system solely devoted to a “sabbath day” styled system of weeks believed to be found in focusing solely on Gen 2:1-3; nay, but Almighty God’s order is laid out for us plainly and logically, so simple that children should see it and be able to follow the fourth commandment which is naturally related in order to the first laws on time keeping.

It is here then that focus is on what the lights tells us as it pertains to the Gen 2 account of sabbath.

As the sabbath is the seventh day (Yom) it is governed by all three lights in the heavens: Sun, Moon, and Stars (For His mercy endureth forever!) as scripture teaches us. I have matched the letters to the above for ease of referencing the additional points noted on language and logic.

Starting at:

B. The lights are for signs (owth), that is conveying or communication by the lights seen as to an event. The lights will be witness to us of the time it is.

In the scripture does the sabbath fit this? Is the sabbath / seventh day and owth?

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign ( owth- אותH226)1. between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am YHWH that doth sanctify 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 doeth 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 ( owth אותH226) between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six daysYHWH made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed… (Exo 31:12-18)

Accordingly the Sabbath is a sign / owth, which as proven by multiple examples, is a thing able to be sensed by the human senses: Cain’s mark, the rainbow, circumcision, or miraculous signs, they are seen to witness a covenant that God will do as he has said; just as the Sabbath witnesses the seventh day rest after creation, that ye may know that I am YHWH that doth sanctify you. The Sabbath is both a covenant and the sign of it, just as circumcision is both an action done as well as a covenant made in the flesh, felt and able to be seen. Consider the language of this excerpt from Gen 17:2-14:

And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly… behold, my covenant is with thee… And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee… And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations. This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token / sign( owth אותH226) of the covenant betwixt me and you. And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed…

This comparison is a clear cut issue of how covanental signs / tokens (owth(s) work, the statements are close to identicle in order; the Sabbath is no diferent, in that it is: a Sign (owth) between YHWH and His people, a(n) everlasting / perpetual covenant, and a capital offence for wilful neglect.

The Sabbath is a sign, a thing that is seen, in that it is a measure of time, it is witnessed by the lights in the heavens.

C. The lights are for seasons (H4150- מועדmo-adproperly an appointment, that is, a fixed time or season).

Is the sabbath a season?

In our modern vernacular the word season has lost it’s King James Version meaning, yet even in 1828 the Strong’s definition for moad would fit perfectly well in an English definition for season, Webster’s 1828 puts it thus:

SE’ASON. n. se’zn. Season literally signifies that which comes or arrives; and in this general sense, is synonymous with time. Hence,

1. A fit or suitable time; the convenient time; the usual or appointed time; as, the messenger arrived in season; in good season. This fruit is out of season.

2. Any time, as distinguished from others.

It would be general logic to say that the Sabbath or seventh day is an appointed time, that is distinguished from other time. But does the scripture offer any answers for how the lights of the heavens are used for seasons / moad(im)? Or that the Sabbath is indeed a moad?

Lev 23:1-4 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, (2) Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts (moadiH4150) of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts (moadiH4150). (3) Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings. (4) These are the feasts (moadiH4150) of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons (moadimH4150).

The word season(s) would have seemingly been a less confusing option for the translators to choose every time they translated a grammatical variant of moad, yet I speak from a 21 century perspective. Nevertheless, notice how FOUR time a grammatical variation of the word moad is used, four times. The word is best rendered season / seasons that is an appointed time governed by the Heavens, and as time is concerned accompanied by a(n) owth sign / token / witness in the light(s) of the heavens.

In the ancient world, man made calendar systems did not prevail, today the paper one on the wall only has the similitude of accurate time keeping, missing some very essential parts, as those of which we speak of now from Gen 1:14-15. In the scriptural world, all appointed times, appointed by God or man were set according to the natural, God given ‘calendar’ system of sun, moon and stars. All time keeping in the scriptures is based upon the kingdom (government) of Heaven through it’s lights, the Sabbath with other appointed “feasts” or seasons of YHWH are with out exception.

Consider this translation from the 1898 Young’s Literal Translation:

Lev 23:2-4 `Speak unto the sons of Israel, and thou hast said unto them, Appointed seasons of Jehovah, which ye proclaim, holy convocations, are these: they are My appointed seasons: (3) six days is work done, and in the seventh day is a sabbath of rest, a holy convocation; ye do no work; it is a sabbath to Jehovah in all your dwellings. (4) `These are appointed seasons of Jehovah, holy convocations, which ye proclaim in their appointed seasons:

The Young’s literal translation above is most accurate on this subject, leaving the reader with little doubt that all mentioned moad-(i)-(im) are “appointed seasons”, the Sabbath being the first is included with no exception, and all are( JeHoVaH) God’s very own appointed times, those which he has declared and then after commanded Israel to proclaim. It is here that a strong persuasion must, at the very least, be examined and considered, that is that the Sabbath / holy convocations, days of no servile work, as they which are the head and tail of the appointed seasons “feasts”, which are contained from the 15th day to the 22nd day of the first and seventh biblical month are, none other than the Sabbaths mentioned in Lev 23:3, thus keeping the weekly seventh day and the Sabbaths of the festivals as one in the same.

If there is any validity in the afore mentioned, that the “festival” sabbaths and the weekly seventh day / Sabbath are part of the Gen 1:14 system of heavenly time keeping, then it must be testified to by the word of God and told:

What light(s) are appointed by YHWH God for seasons?

Psa 104:19 He (YHWH) appointed (H6213-עשׂהaw-saw- to do or make) the moon for seasons (H4150- moad-im): the sun knoweth his going down.

Here the psalmist sings of the works and doings of YHWH, among those wonders are the moon’s appointing of seasons / moadim and the sun’s going down / ‘door’ (entrance / exit). It is here that the Word of God specificly mentions the moon being made / created / “appointed” for moad-im / seasons; according to the psalmist the moon was made for the very purpose of ‘moadim’ (seasons). The moon is thus a crucial and essential part of Leviticus 23 and Genesis 1:14-15’s appointed seasons; while the lights (plural) are all for time keeping or seasons, the moon has a special place in it’s creation or making, that it was made to show God’s very own appointed seasons / moad-im.

The apcryphal book of the Wisdom of Jesus the son of Sirach or Ecclesiasticus 43:6-10 presents an ancient perspective of a post captivity Israelite, having his text in the LXX Greek we have the ability to also understand this perspective. While some may not respect the books labeled apocrypha as canon, they must be at least regarded as presenting an ancient perspective; Jesus son of Sirach put it thus as pertaining to the heavenly function:

6 He made the moon also to serve (appear) in her season for a declaration of times, and a sign of the world. 7 From the moon is the sign of feasts, a light that decreaseth in her perfection. 8 The month (Chodesh) is called after her name, increasing wonderfully in her changing (Hebrew word for month: Chodesh-H2320-חדשׁ-From H2318-to be new; causatively to rebuild; the new moon) (9?)being an instrument of the armies (Camp pitched) above, shining in the firmament of heaven; 9 The beauty of heaven, the glory of the stars, an ornament, giving light to the highest places of the Lord 10 At the commandment of the holy one they will stand in their order, and never faint in their watches.

From the wisdom of Sirach, we see not only the clock work or the moon but that of the stars with it in the back drop. The moon traveling through the stars in the firmament of Heaven is seen as a camp or army pitched on high standing watch. The moon and stars work together in Jesus son of Sirach’s mind, yet the moon is no doubt the the “sign (G4592) of the feasts (G1859), among those “feasts” of the post captivity Israelites was the weekly Sabbath / seventh day as the Law in Lev 23 has commanded In the LXX Greek text of Sirach the same words are used as in Lev 23 and Exo 31:13-17. As the moon makes declaration of time, it must therefore be a declaration of the week and thus of the Sabbath.

( NOT IN BOOKLET, added for synopsis clarity, I HOPE!

On account of the Biblical, heavenly and natural evidence the fact of the determination is yet to be had on what day the sabbath would indefinitely be?, or in these matters it is better to be said, most likely be ? Above it is outlined by scriptural evidence that the sabbath is indeed a:

Sign = owth – אות H226: Exo 31:13-17

Season = mo-ad מועדH4150 :Lev 23:2-3

Day = yomיוםH3117: Gen 2:2 -3, et al

and even a Year, however this is not the subject matter particularly, Lev 25:8

Then right division must be had in order to determine the exact times of the sabbaths, to fit into the proper division of days in our specific locality as determined from evening to morning and evening again. Remembering the first principles of time division into Days / Yom (s) is important as the first aspect of the lights are inculcated into the formula. There are two “types of days / Yom(s), 1. is the holistic (so called 24hr) Day, this is Yom, as well 2. is the light period of Day as Gen 1:5 showes both. Seen in the operation of the lights of heaven in the aboved outlined points 2. A and 2. D, both types of Day are present, while Gen 1:5 has the functionary nature of the lights built in the function itself, either,always was or was given to the lights in Gen 1:14 to pick up where time was at that very time. Thus evening and morning are the ordained order of heavenly time as a division of day from night and from day to day with in our own locality in the scope of the above heavens.

Psalms 104:19-23 tells that:

(19) He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.

(20) Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.

(21) The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.

(22) The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.

(23) Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.

The season in vrs 19 is the same moad and the evening is the same arab, the life of beast and man are affected by the moad-im, that is the plural form of moad or moad-i which is more the personal form of moad, as used in Lev 23:2 and to be proclaimed, yet the evening tide of the moon’s seasons are appointed by YHWH for all of the world. It is no doubt that a collective civil body, Church, must establish moad-i for the local congration’s worship, yet it must be established upon the moon’s seasons, as the “phases” of the moon are spaced at a 7 day interval is can be seen that the moon’s plural moad-im of Ps 104:19 is the moad-i of Lev 23:2 ‘s personal season of YHWH proclaimed by the children of Israel.

If the lights in the heaven are for seasons (Gen 1:14-18) and seasons are appointed by the moon (Ps 104:19) and are the seasons are sabbaths (Lev 23), the covenantal sabbath sign as described in Exodus 31:13-17, are the literal signs of the moon’s seasons to be proclaimed by local congregations who share in the same evening to evening assembly.

How to use the moon’s sign and seasons.

Functionally, as the wisdom of Jesus son of Sirach, teaches the moon it self was to serve in her season for a declaration of times, and a sign of the world. From the moon is the sign of feasts, a light that decreaseth in her perfection. The month is called after her name, increasing wonderfully in her changing… Above it was mentioned that the Hebrew word Chodesh is the word being refereed to here as it references both the function of the moon’s rebuilding or renewal and the moonth it self. It is therefore able to be understood the sign of the “feasts” is the Exo 31 sabbath sign and the sabbath sign is derived from the moon via it’s Chodesh, or renewal.

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Observing the Sabbath day

…Exodus 31, tells us that the Sabbath is a sign, Genesis 1 tells us that the lights are for signs, this would tell us that the sabbath is a sign in the lights to cause distinction on that day. Some feel that the moon is a “beacon”, that it will give the sign to tell us of the following day to come, which to them is the sabbath. My objection is that, the sabbath is the sign or beacon, as per Ex 31. The moon is for signs, the sign is the sabbath- Just as any other covenant, as mentioned above. But what about when all the phases line up but the last? There is a special reason for the last quarter / last half to some times be off set from the seventh day, that reason is to indicate the length of the month at hand. Some months having 29 days some 30, the only way to know this is by using the Ex 20/ fourth commandment formula. Upon your next month: Follow the seventh day count after the new moon, sighting : first half at solar noon and full as evening , then last half at true midnight until solar noon when sighting on the seventh day- if that night watch of the moon presents a close to perfect half from moon rise to solar noon or a concaved like moon, that is less than half, the month is 29 days in length, giving that following moonth 1 new moon day light period. If however, the sighting on that third weekly Sabbath is a ‘pregnant’ half, that is beyond a half, the moon is in need of more time to become aligned, and is indicating to you a 30 day month, telling you that you will literally have a 2 day new moon day light period, one at the end of the moonth and another at the beginning as the 1st day of the following moonth.

An example of a 30 day month with 2 days of new moon is given in 1Sa 20:27, where David’s seat is empty for a new moon feast, not just one but two days, John Gill’s exposition of the bible says this:1 Samuel 20:27

And it came to pass on the morrow, which was the second day of the month,…. The Targum is,”and it was on the day after it, which was the intercalation of the second month;”when the beginning of the month was judged of by the appearance of the moon, and there was a difficulty about that, what day it appeared on, two days were kept for it; and Abarbinel (e) is clear for it, that two days were kept in this month…

It is known to many peoples of the world who still use the moon as a keeper of the month, that this formula, using the number seven woven in to the lunar cycle tells the enumeration of days in the month at hand, would not David and Johnathan have known this when David said unto Jonathan, “Behold, to morrow is the new moon, and I should not fail to sit with the king at meat: but let me go, that I may hide myself in the field unto the third day at even. Then Jonathan said to David, To morrow is the new moon: and thou shalt be missed, because thy seat will be empty. And when thou hast stayed three days, then thou shalt go down quickly, and come to the place where thou didst hide thyself…(1 Samuel 20:5-19)

Numbering from the day they spoke, being the sabbath day of the 29th, the friends knew their were to be a 2 day new moon scheduled for that month.

Furthermore, to add to this evidence is the very words and alignment of the following chapter of 1 Samuel when David directly after goes to Abiathar the Priest in asking for bread: And the priest answered David, and said, There is no common bread under mine hand, but there is hallowed bread; if the young men have kept themselves at least from women. And David answered the priest, and said unto him, Of a truth women have been kept from us about these three days, since I came out, and the vessels of the young men are holy, and the bread is in a manner common, yea, though it were sanctified this day in the vessel. So the priest gave him hallowed bread: for there was no bread there but the shewbread, that was taken from before YHWH, to put hot bread in the day when it was taken away.

(1Sa 21:4-6 KJV)

When seeing that the men had kept themselves from women for three days, we know from the previous chapter that it was on account of the New moons and the Sabbath. How do we know the sabbath was assuredly connected with the new moon at this time and represents the point I am wishing to make?

And it came to pass in the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month (And it came to pass in the first month, in the second year after their going forth out of Egypt, the new moon40:17 Brenton)…Moses reared up the tabernacle…And he put the table in the tent of the congregation, upon the side of the tabernacle northward, without the vail. And he set the bread in order upon it before YHWH; as YHWH had commanded Moses... (Exo 40:17-24)

Connecting the resent above verse which is indicative of the new moon, being the first day of the month, with Lev 24:5-9: And thou shalt take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes thereof… And thou shalt set them in two rows, six on a row, upon the pure table before YHWH. And thou shalt put pure frankincense upon each row, that it may be on the bread for a memorial, even an offering made by fire unto YHWH. Every sabbath he shall set it in order before YHWH continually, being taken from the children of Israel by an everlasting covenant…

Not only do the facts show that the first day of the month/new moon is the day of setting the table of shewbread in order before YHWH, but they likewise make known that this event was commanded to be done every Sabbath; therefore the new moon must be part of the Sabbath ordained by God and known to Israel.

In ending this work I wish to lastly make this point before ending off, due to the information contained in the language, it must not be forgotten that the Sabbath as dictated by the Heavens is a lunar event, it is not just a day or a repetitious count of days, it is a literal happening which signifies that a seventh of time has passed, for example I would encourage you to read the Greek LXX and the New Testament Greek scriptures to see the language used in speaking of what was translated a “week”, I will give a few examples:

LXX-Septuagint

English from Greek Texts +Strong’s Numbers

Psa_24:1 A Psalm for David on the first day of the week. (Brenton LXX)

Psa_24:0 A psalm to David of the oneG1520 of theG3588 Sabbaths.G4521 (ABP+)

 

Psa_48:1 A Psalm of praise for the sons of Core on the second day of the week. (Brenton LXX)

Psa_48:0 A psalm; an ode to the sons of Korah; secondG1208 Sabbath.G4521 (ABP+)

 

Psa_94:1 A Psalm of David for the fourth day of the week. (Brenton LXX)

Psa_94:0 A psalm to David; fourthG5076.1 of Sabbath.G4521 (ABP+)

New Testament

English from Greek Texts +Strong’s Numbers

Mat 28:1 In the end(G3796) of the sabbath,G4521 as it began to dawnG2020 towardG1519 the firstG3391 day of the week,G4521… (KJV)

And lateG3796 G1161 on Sabbath,G4521 in the evening on day oneG1520 of Sabbath,G4521 came…(ABP+)

οψεG3796 δεG1161 NOW LATE σαββατωνG4521 τηG3588 ON SABBATH, επιφωσκουσηG2020 [G5723] AS IT WAS GETTING DUSK ειςG1519 TOWARD “THE” μιανG3391 FIRST “DAY” σαββατωνG4521 OF “THE” WEEK… (IGNT+)

Act 20:7 And upon the firstG3391 day of theG3588 week,G4521… (KJV)

And on day oneG1520 of theG3588 Sabbaths,G4521 … (ABP+)

εν δε τη μιαG3391 FIRST “DAY” τωνG3588 OF THE σαββατωνG4521 WEEK… (IGNT+)

1Co_16:2 Upon the firstG2596 G3391 day of the weekG4521… (KJV)

According to oneG1520 of the SabbathsG4521 …(ABP+)

κατα μιανG3391 EVERY FIRST “DAY” σαββατωνG4521 OF THE WEEK… (IGNT+)

All of the above verses of Holy Writ are using the word Sabbath (Lit. Greek: Sabaton), in the sense of the word week, yet the ancient cultural mindset is ignored by many. For instance, read any one of the above Greek Scriptures, from LXX or NT text and you will see a number such as: one, two or four followed by “of Sabbath”; in the Brenton, Interlinear Greek New Testament and KJV the translators kept with keeping the concept of a week, as in the “first, second or fourth (day) not in Greek Text) of the week”, making the Hebrew-Greek word “sabaton” equivalent to the English word week, which has been shown above in the Hebrew to be true, yet in keeping with the Biblical Hebrew concept that the word Sabbath, shabwa, and shaba are all grammatic variants meaning rest, fulfill, settle, oath, swear, seven and week, the above Greek makes logical sense that both the Brenton translation and the Apostles Bible translation accuratly display that the week is made of sevenths, and sevenths are fulfilled by Sabbath days. The Greek translations of the original Hebrew have presented a fractional way to explain the Israelite Sabbath. For when using the moon as a time keeper as explained previously, the moon presents it’s signs in sevenths: thus it is that the first, second and fourth (day) of sabbath mentioned are simply referring to the moon’s light as a fractional ‘pie chart’, showing the one of seven = 1/7 = first day of the week; two of seven = 2/7 = second day of the week or four of seven = 4/7 = fourth day of the week, the sighting is as seen in the heavens by the Sabbath observer.

I have placed this information on the Greek scriptures at this point to tie in the new moon’s relevance to having a Gen 1:14 Sabbath, working in harmony with with Exodus 20’s fourth commandment. The Greek abstract language is used in a perfectly harmonious way to explain a very organic system, based on facts and evidence.

Some have insisted that the Greek words literally translated “First of the Sabbath”, validate a “Sunday” sabbath, or a first day of the week sabbath, yet a sabbath by definition is the fulfillment of the one through six working days, the completed, settled, ceased, Sabbath(ed) days. The Pagan named day of Sunday can never be the biblical Sabbath hallowed and commanded by the Father of our Lord Jesu(s) Christ; remember that all modern “week days” are just names, identifying and measuring nothing intrinsic, save a repeating count on a Roman Catholic calendar. While the Greek verses above are no doubt referring to “the first day of the week”, the week in reference is that of the Sabbath (as the Greek states) and not the week of Pagan Rome adopted by the RC popes.

While many Bible students such as my self have thought (and do unfortunately think yet) though the Pagan Roman Catholic culture- which ignores the relevance of the new moon as mentioned in scripture. For our culture sees Exodus 20:8-11 / the fourth commandment, that a ‘week’ must be made of 7 days of 24 hours, the and only the 7th 24 hour day is the sabbath. Interesting enough in out Anglo-Saxon root word of our English word “Week”, is in the very bending of the moon, as was the focal point, and the meaning of the word; for at the end of the first week the moon was a straight half, at the full moon the bend was straightening again towards the last half and after the last half the bend was heading towards the bends or crescents of the new moon, last and first sliver; even the pagan yet natural minded Anglo-Saxons had an intrinsic week. Our culture has no place for a ‘week’ which corroborates perfectly with the ‘month’, which is (as it’s name says) based on the moon. Yet the new moon can be seen in Holy Writ some 20 times in the most commonly read King James version, while the Hebrew text from which the King James version is translated uses חדש – Chodesh, the word for new moon or month (as mentioned previously in the apcryphal book of the Wisdom of Jesus the son of Sirach or Ecclesiasticus 43:8) some 280 times. The New moon and Sabbath are mentioned by God’s Word side by side in 2Ki. 4:23; Isa. 66:23; Eze. 46:1; Amos 8:5, Col 2:16. Not to mention Leviticus 23 which not only (as mentioned previously) goes out of the way to teach us that the Sabbath is a “feast” or better translated “appointed season”, that is a heavenly event as per Gen 1:14-15, and signaled by the lights of heaven, but that it reaffirms the lunar parallel of the Sabbath by specifying the feast of trumpets to be a Sabbath New moon, the first day of the seventh moonth.

It is common that the new moon will be the stumbling block for any Nomian Christian reading this work, such stumbling blocks are generally one of two:

1. The new moon is not commanded to be a sabbath in the law.

Answer- The New moon is mentioned in the Law, specificly in Numbers 10:10, where YHWH commands the new moon to be among the days of our gladness to blow the trumpet and to call an assembly, Before the temple was destroyed a sacrifice of offerings were presented at this solemn assembly as was so on the Sabbath (Num 28:11-14 shows the priest’s part in this command). Further more, if the Sabbath is a heavenly lunar event, the new moon would definitely be among the Sabbath days, and thus be commanded by all Sabbatical law, especially Exodus 31 and Exodus 20.

2. The new moon based sabbath proposed breaks the 4th commandment by having it’s first or last week of 8 days depending on the new moon and NOT having a consistent 7 day week through out.

Answer- While this is true that all lunar months will have no less than 8 days to the first week of a month of 29 days and if the moonth has 30 days, the last week directly before the 8 day first week will have 8 days as well. Yet this does NOT break the commandment for the following: The days of Sabbath are NOT working days, and simply comply with all sabbtical law that states ” Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath…”, by this harmony is found as YHWH speaks in Ezekiel 46:1 (as mentioned previously), the Sabbath and new moon are NOT among the “six working days”. This is the simplest way to harmonize the Sabbath command with the Creation laws of Genesis 1:14 leading us directly to the new moon.

Sabbath Bible Study 2-8 (2017) Judges Chapter 9-Abimelech’s Politics

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   In this Sabbath Bible Study of the 8th day of the lunar month JS Lowther is examining the 9th chapter of Judges and the politically charged story of Abimelech the first elected king of Israel. Giving thoughts from the Law of YHWH on Judges 9 and looking at the modern people of European Israel as we elect Presidents and Prime-Minister and hang in passive consent to our candidate as he / she conducts them selves to way all godless rulers do.

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2-1 (2017) New Moon Sabbath Bible Study (Judges 6-7)

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   Picking Back up with the book of Judges for the Weekly Sabbath Bible Study:  Excitement builds as we read about Gideon and his Conversion from being a Baal tolerant Gentile Israelite from the tribe of Manasseh to a Faithful Warrior and soldier of YHWH. In this read we will also cover some of the concepts of the Midianite oppression and subjugation of Israel and why YHWH Called Gideon as a man of valor before his full conversion. When one feels as if they need answers to the problems in the world, it would serve Biblical Christians well to take a look at Gideon.

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Sabbath Bible Study 1-1 (2017) New Year/New Moon Message: An understanding of Abib

New Year / New Moon

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An Understanding of the New Year and Abib

In this Message our Bible study will be focusing on the Month of Abib that we are celebrating on this new moon of this date. We will be focusing on the impact of an agricultural, Heavenly and Natural based calendar as Israel was commanded to keep, as to help those who are new to the Yearly Feast Calendar used by the individuals of our congregation and of this Ministry.

Please also see JS Lowther’s Abib Report which he personally preformed from 2016-2017 to show the Biblical Reality of the Month od ABIB. In this report Bro. Lowther personally grew Barley planting it before the Rabbinic day of atonement in 2015 and reported on it’s growth until April 25 2017, which was the Gregorian date for the last day of our Biblical Year.

Haman The Amalekite of Edom (Sabbath Bible Study 12-15 (2017)

Purim Day Sabbath Bible Study 12-15 (2017)

   For our Sabbath Bible Study on the day of Purim, an integral part of the Record of Esther Queen of Medo-Persia is the role of Haman the Agagite. Haman as some may know was a descendant of the people of Agag King of Amalek the ruling tribe and grand son of Esau-Edom, and as such an Ethnological study of the Genealogy of Haman is need to understand how this Generational struggle for the birth right and inheritance of Scripture effected Esther’s time as well as Today.