Have you ever noticed that I don’t post any blogs on the Saturdays? Some of you are wondering why I don’t post anything here on Saturdays.
Now is the time for me to explain the reason behind why I do not work on a blog on Saturdays.
Here is the Scripture reference from the Complete Jewish Bible:
Exo 20:8 ד “Remember the day, Shabbat, to set it apart for God.
Exo 20:9 You have six days to labor and do all your work,
Exo 20:10 but the seventh day is a Shabbat for Adonai your God. On it, you are not to do any kind of work — not you, your son or your daughter, not your male or female slave, not your livestock, and not the foreigner staying with you inside the gates to your property.
Exo 20:11 For in six days, Adonai made heaven and earth, the sea and everything in them; but on the seventh day he rested. This is why Adonai blessed the day, Shabbat, and separated it for himself.
This is one of the many Scripture references in the Scripture about the Shabbat.
Shabbat means “Sabbath”, “rest” in Hebrew. So what the Cosmic Guidance means is that we are to rest from all our ordinary work such as working in the factories, grocery stores, restaurants, mowing grass, cleaning the house, selling and paying for merchandises, and simply doing anything that takes away our devotion to Adonai (YHVH or the Cosmic Guidance) such as sports or games.
To me; Sabbath or rest is all about resting our bodies from the ordinary work in our lives and to remember that the seventh day of the week is set-apart as holy to YHVH.
So no, it is not Sunday as most people believe because YHVH had never given permission to anyone to change the rest day.
It is still the last day of the week, the seventh day. Period. So that is why you don’t see any of my posts on any of the Saturdays on this blog site. As you noticed that my blog site has been somewhat secularized so I will blog from Sunday to Friday.
So about that Shabbat; It is usually customary to begin at sundown on the Friday with the candle-lighting and prayers to set the seventh day apart for the day of rest and remembering what the Cosmic Guidance have done for us. During the Shabbat, most Jewish people would go to synagogues for Saturday’s Torah service and visiting their loved ones. They’ll have Shabbat meals that were already prepared on the previous Friday.
Since I am a Messianic Believer, I would sometimes watch or listen to Messianic teachings online or via podcasts.
Ever since I have learned of my Jewish heritage; I have not instituted this wonderful commandment of the Torah. So I began to learn in September of 2011 when I felt led to do so by the Cosmic Guidance when the scales of false beliefs and doctrines were removed from my eyes.
Anyway; I am loving this Shabbat because I can welcome the Shabbat with candle-lighting, Messianic worship music, and to blow a Shofar or a ram’s horn. Oh, yes, and we greet one another with “Shabbat Shalom!” which means “Sabbath Peace” in Hebrew. And shows like this from right to left. שבת שלום
During the Shabbat, I can just sleep in on the Saturdays because I rest my body. Sometimes, I read the Scriptures, listen to Messianic music, and/or listen or watch the Messianic Torah service online or via podcasts. Then, the Shabbat ends on sundown on that day with the prayer of thanksgiving.
There were times that I have slipped up by doing ordinary tasks and I am still endeavoring to do better over time.
So this is the only time that I don’t do any blog entries. This is the time that is set-apart for the seventh day rest. It is the forever commandment that YHVH has never changed and people have disobeyed by changing the day and time.
So here is a warning for all commentators; if you choose to debate the Scriptures or doctrines on my blog site, I will see to it that those comments are promptly removed. I would rather have that this place be for sharing and that everyone be civil about who we are. I appreciate everyone that respects their beliefs. Nothing more.
Anyway; I believe that this is it for now till the next blog entry. Shalom! 🙂