There Remains A Sabbath-Keeping For The People Of Elohim








Lam 2:6 He has demolished His booth like a garden, He has destroyed His place of meeting. Yahuah has made the appointed times and Sabbaths To be forgotten in Tsiyon, And despises sovereign and priest In His raging displeasure.

Yahuah has set certain times for His people to gather and worship Him. The enemy has been trying to circumvent that worship and have it directed to him. In fact, the enemy has been very boastful and we are not left unaware of his goal in this attempt to steal the worship from Yahuah Elohim Most-High

Isa 14:12 “How you have fallen from the heavens, O Helel, son of the morning! You have been cut down to the ground, you who laid low the gentiles!
Isa 14:13 “For you have said in your heart, ‘Let me go up to the heavens, let me raise my throne above the stars of El, and let me sit in the mount of APPOINTED TIMES on the sides of the north;
Isa 14:14 let me go up above the heights of the clouds, let me be like the Most High.’

I hope we can all agree that helel is the adversary, satan, the devil… His desire is to sit in the mount of the APPOINTED TIMES. So how will he accomplish this? And, by whom?

Dan 7:23 “This is what he said, ‘The fourth beast is the fourth reign on earth, which is different from all other reigns, and it devours all the earth, tramples it down and crushes it.
Dan 7:24 ‘And the ten horns are ten sovereigns from this reign. They shall rise, and another shall rise after them, and it is different from the first ones, and it humbles three sovereigns,
Dan 7:25 and it speaks words against the Most High, and it wears out the set-apart ones of the Most High, and it intends to change APPOINTED TIMES and law, and they are given into its hand for a time and times and half a time.

So it is the fourth beast that “intends to change APPOINTED TIMES and law”. Who is the fourth beast? There seems to be a consensus that the fourth beast is the roman empire. It is the roman empire that destroyed the city and the set-apart place, the temple; which took place in 70 a.d. The consensus is the book of Hebrews was written about 63 a.d. about 7 years before the destruction of the Temple in 70 a.d. If we read Hebrews chapters 3 and 4 we can see that there is a Sabbath controversy taking place. This is not concerning the Gregorian 7th day (G-7) nor the Gregorian 1st day (G-1) because that did not take place until Constantine’s time. So listen to what the writer of Hebrews says:

Heb 4:8 For if Yahusha had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
Heb 4:9 So there remains a Sabbath-keeping for the people of Elohim.

So what is this “another day” that was spoken of here? Remember, this is only 7 years before the destruction of the temple which was prophesied to be destroyed in Lamentations 2.

Lam 2:6 He has demolished His booth like a garden, He has destroyed His place of meeting. Yahuah has made the APPOINTED TIMES and Sabbaths To be forgotten in Tsiyon, And despises sovereign and priest In His raging displeasure.

We cannot disregard what this says. Yahuah Himself made the appointed times and Sabbaths to be forgotten in Tsiyon. This took place at the time the temple was destroyed. If you do not believe Lamentations is speaking of the destruction of the Temple in 70 a.d. then this might convince you.

Lam 2:8 Yahuah has planned to destroy The wall of the daughter of Tsiyon. He has stretched out a line. He has not turned back His hand from destroying. And He has made the rampart and wall to lament; Together they have languished.

He made a wall to lament. The wailing wall. It is still standing to this very day and it is revered and required by law that individuals grieve and rend their garments. It is no doubt that Lamentations is talking about the destruction in 70 a.d.

So we’ve seen the Sabbath controversy in the book of Hebrews, 7 years later the Temple is destroyed. Now here is a serious question those of the 7-day continual persuasion need to answer. Since we know the timing of the appointed times and Sabbath being forgotten in Tsiyon the question is – when, where, and how did they remember it?

We have to find somewhere in the Jewish history that specifically shows us when they came back to the true timing. The truth is at one point they forgot the Sabbaths so we need to see exactly when they regained or remembered the Sabbath and how they came to the 7th day that just so happens to be the same 7th day on the Roman beast’s calendar. Come on – how obvious is this?? Here’s what Yahuah said in His command:

Exo 31:16 ‘And the children of Yisra’el shall guard the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations as an everlasting covenant.

The Sabbath is referred to as an “everlasting covenant”. YeshaYahu 24:5 specifically tells us:

Isa 24:5 For the earth has been defiled under its inhabitants, because they have transgressed the Torot, changed the law (H2706) , broken the everlasting covenant.

H2706
choq
khoke
From H2710; an enactment; hence an appointment (of time, space, quantity, labor or usage): - appointed, bound, commandment, convenient, custom, decree (-d), due, law, measure, X necessary, ordinance (-nary), portion, set time, statute, task.

The whole earth is defiled under its inhabitants because THEY – Yisra’el – has
1) transgressed the Torah
2) changed the law/ordinance/an appointment of time
That causes:
3) the breaking of the everlasting covenant.

How can we be so sure to think that the “Jews” of today are keeping the calendar correctly? Hoshea tells us what is going to happen:

Hos 2:11 “And I shall cause all her rejoicing, her festivals, her New Moons, and her Sabbaths, even all her appointed times, to cease,

Her is referring to the whore Yisra’el and Yahuah is going to cause ‘her’ festivals, new moons, Sabbaths, even ALL her appointed times to cease. What does that tell us? How can we possibly trust anything that they are doing? Right here in Hoshea Yahuah is telling us that all of her appointed times are corrupt and He’s going to cause all her appointed times to cease. Then we can truly return to when and how they are supposed to be kept. It is “she” that went out whoring from under ‘her’ Elohim and committed the whoredoms with the ba’als, the host of the heavens.

Hos 4:12 “My people ask from their Wood, and their Staff declares to them. For a spirit of whorings has led them astray, and they went whoring from under their Elohim.
Hos 4:13 “They slaughter on the mountaintops, and burn incense on the hills, under oak and poplars and terebinth, because its shade is good. Therefore your daughters commit whoring, and your brides commit adultery.

2Ki 23:5 And he put down the black-robed priests whom the sovereigns of Yehudah had appointed to burn incense on the high places in the cities of Yehudah and in the places all around Yerushalayim, and those who burned incense to Ba'al, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the constellations, and to all the host of the heavens.

Will we continue to follow after her? Or let the restoration come?

Even if you don’t believe in the lunar reckoning you might want to seriously consider the 7-day calendar that’s hanging on the wall. Scripture is so clear that the 4th beast is Rome and Rome is going to change the appointed times and they’re the same ones that destroyed Yahrushalym and it is their same 7-day calendar that the Jews use.

Here's a little bit more to add from a slightly different perspective -

Dan 9:25 “Know, then, and understand: from the going forth of the command to restore and build Yerushalayim until Messiah the Prince is seven weeks and sixty-two weeks. It shall be built again, with streets and a trench, but in times of affliction.

This verse tells us that from the going forth of the command to rebuild the 2nd temple until Messiah would be 70 weeks and 62 weeks.

Dan 9:26 “And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off and have naught. And the people of a coming prince shall destroy the city and the set-apart place. And the end of it is with a flood. And wastes are decreed, and fighting until the end.

So the Messiah comes and after 62 weeks Messiah shall be cut off. I’m assuming that is referring to His death. Now this is where we need to pay attention. It says “and the people of a COMING PRINCE shall destroy the city and the set apart place”. This coming prince is NOT the Messiah. This coming prince has people that destroyed the city and the set-apart place. This took place in 70 a.d. Read Lamentations chapter 2.

Dan 9:27 “And he shall confirm a covenant with many for ONE WEEK . And in the middle of the WEEK he shall put an end to slaughtering and meal offering. And on the wing of abominations he shall lay waste, even until the complete end and that which is decreed is poured out on the one who lays waste.”

"And he" – who is the he that is being spoken of? Messiah or the coming prince? If one believes this is the Messiah then one would need to tell us what covenant He confirmed with many for one week/shabuah. We can get a little bit of information on what “he” will do

– he shall put an end to slaughter and meal offerings

Did Yahusha do this? Apparently not because the book of Acts specifically tells us:

Act 21:21 “And they have been informed about you that you teach all the Yehudim who are among the gentiles to forsake Mosheh, saying not to circumcise the children nor to walk according to the practices.
Act 21:22 “What then is it? They shall certainly hear that you have come.
Act 21:23 “So do this, what we say to you: We have four men who have taken a vow.
Act 21:24 “Take them and be cleansed with them, and pay their expenses so that they shave their heads. And all shall know that what they have been informed about you is not so, but that you yourself also walk orderly, keeping the Torah.
Act 21:25 “But concerning the gentiles who believe, we have written and decided that they should keep themselves from what is offered to idols, and blood, and what is strangled, and whoring.”
Act 21:26 Then Sha’ul took the men on the next day, and having been cleansed with them, went into the Set-apart Place to announce the completion of the days of separation – UNTIL THE OFFERING SHOULD BE PRESENTED FOR EACH ONE OF THEM.
Act 21:27 And when the seven days were almost ended, the Yehudim from Asia, seeing him in the Set-apart Place, were stirring up all the crowd, and they laid hands on him,

Apparently Sha’ul was taking some fellows up to the temple because they were keeping a Nazarite vow. Here’s the description of the instructions concerning the Nazarite:

Num 6:13 ‘And this is the Torah of the Nazirite: When the days of his separation are completed, he is brought to the door of the Tent of Meeting,
Num 6:14 and he shall bring his offering to Yahuah: one male lamb a year old, a perfect one, as a burnt offering, and one ewe lamb a year old, a perfect one, as a sin offering, and one ram, a perfect one, as a peace offering,
Num 6:15 and a basket of unleavened bread, cakes of fine flour mixed with oil, and unleavened thin cakes anointed with oil, and their grain offering with their drink offerings.
Num 6:16 ‘And the priest shall bring them before Yahuah and prepare his sin offering and his burnt offering.
Num 6:17 ‘And he shall prepare the ram as a peace offering to Yahuah, together with the basket of unleavened bread. And the priest shall prepare its grain offering and its drink offering.
Num 6:18 ‘And the Nazirite shall shave the head of his separation at the door of the Tent of Meeting, and shall take the hair from the head of his separation and shall put it on the fire which is under the slaughtering of the peace offering.
Num 6:19 ‘And the priest shall take the boiled shoulder of the ram, and one unleavened cake from the basket, and one unleavened thin cake, and put them upon the hands of the Nazirite after he has shaved his hair of separation.
Num 6:20 ‘Then the priest shall wave them, a wave offering before Yahuah. It is set-apart for the priest, besides the breast of the wave offering and besides the thigh of the contribution. And afterwards the Nazirite shall drink wine.’
Num 6:21 “This is the Torah of the Nazirite who vows to Yahuah the offering for his separation, and besides that, whatever else his hand is able to provide. According to the vow which he takes, so he shall do according to the Torah of his separation.”

Obviously the slaughter and meal offerings had not been done away with after the impalement.

Dan 9:27 “And he shall confirm a covenant with many for ONE WEEK . And in the middle of the WEEK he shall put an end to slaughtering and meal offering. And on the wing of abominations he shall lay waste, even until the complete end and that which is decreed is poured out on the one who lays waste.”

Consider this if one is insisting this is Yahusha, then it says, “on the wings of abominations he shall lay waste”. So what is Yahusha’s "wings of abomination"? What is decreed to be poured out on Yahusha as some claim that He put an end to slaughter and meal offerings; meaning He would also be the One Who lays waste.

There is another way to look at this. The “he” is NOT Yahusha. The he is the coming prince and it is he who confirms a covenant for one week. Perhaps this is telling us that he or the people/Roman beast power would institute and enforce a one week continual cycle. Remember, the Jubilee cycle of Sabbaths is 7 x 7 weeks of years; which means it is a 49 year cycle that is broken up by the 50th year and the count starts over again. Much like the week in the lunar reckoning, 4 x 7 then the new moon breaks up that cycle. But the 7-day continual cycle is not broken up by anything at all; which means it is a constant one week.

Here's something else to think about. The word for “one” in Daniel 9:27 is echad.

H259
echad
ekh-awd
A numeral from H258; properly united, that is, one; or (as an ordinal) first: - a, alike, alone, altogether, and, any (-thing), apiece, a certain [dai-] ly, each (one), + eleven, every, few, first, + highway, a man, once, one, only, other, some, together.

This is the same word used to describe how man and woman would become one flesh or properly “united flesh”. So let's look at this verse again:

Dan 9:27 “And he shall confirm a covenant with many for a united week . And in the middle of the week he shall put an end to slaughtering and meal offering. And on the wing of abominations he shall lay waste, even until the complete end and that which is decreed is poured out on the one who lays waste.”

Hmmm, who can tell me that whole world is not united through a common week? Interestingly enough is the fact that some use Daniel 9:27 to say that there will be a 7-year covenant that we are all looking for, but of course we know it cannot be referring to a 7-year covenant/treaty and be referring to Messiah also. What I mean this one week cannot be used for saying Yahusha confirmed a covenant for one week and the “he” as if it were the world leaders making a 7-year covenant/treaty. So really the point is Daniel 9:27 the “he” is not speaking of Messiah. Like I said before, if it is then you need to explain how Yahusha will lay waste on the wing of abomination. You also need to explain what is decreed and will be poured out on the one who lays waste, “Yahusha” (?)

The other school of thought claims that it is Yahusha who was cut off in the middle of the week on a G-4 (Gregorian 4th day). They use this to prove their Yonah theory. They also claim that it is He who put an end to slaughter and meal offerings. But yet we have seen the Scriptures that show Sha'ul went to the temple and there were going to be offerings made. Obviously it was not Yahusha that put an end to the slaughtering and meal offerings but we know for certain they ceased when the Temple was destroyed in 70 a.d. and the “he” (the beast system) was used by Yahuah to punish Yisra'el and to cause them to abandon and forget the Sabbath.

Isa 58:12 “And those from among you shall build the old waste places. You shall raise up the foundations of many generations. And you would be called the Repairer of the Breach, the Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.
Isa 58:13 “If you do turn back your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on My set-apart day, and shall call the Sabbath ‘a delight,’ the set-apart day of Yahuah ‘esteemed,’ and shall esteem it, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words,
Isa 58:14 then you shall delight yourself in Yahuah. And I shall cause you to ride on the heights of the earth, and feed you with the inheritance of Ya'aqob your father. For the mouth of Yahuah has spoken!”

Here is an interesting video that was produced by World's Last Chance.

For those that may question the use of Megiddo in connection with the word for appointed times, mo'edim, please read this link that explains how they arrived at this conclusion.

You will also read in that note a brief explanation of the worship of Saturn, the "hidden god". Please see this link that gives more in-depth research concerning Saturn.

May Yahuah Elohim of all creation bless those who are working to restore the old waste places and raise up the foundations of many generations and those who will hear. May we all find that same street to dwell in.









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