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    Exodus 16:1-35
    1 The whole Israelite community set out from Elim and came to the Desert of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had come out of Egypt. 2 In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. 3 The Israelites said to them, "If only we had died by YHWH's hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death."
    4 Then YHWH said to Moses, "I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions. 5 On the sixth day they are to prepare what they bring in, and that is to be twice as much as they gather on the other days."
    6 So Moses and Aaron said to all the Israelites, "In the evening you will know that it was YHWH who brought you out of Egypt, 7 and in the morning you will see the glory of YHWH, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we, that you should grumble against us?" 8 Moses also said, "You will know that it was YHWH when he gives you meat to eat in the evening and all the bread you want in the morning, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we? You are not grumbling against us, but against YHWH."
    9 Then Moses told Aaron, "Say to the entire Israelite community, 'Come before YHWH, for he has heard your grumbling.' "
    10 While Aaron was speaking to the whole Israelite community, they looked toward the desert, and there was the glory of YHWH appearing in the cloud.
    11 YHWH said to Moses, 12 "I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them, 'At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be filled with bread. Then you will know that I am YHWH your Elohim.' "
    13 That evening quail came and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. 14 When the dew was gone, thin flakes like frost on the ground appeared on the desert floor. 15 When the Israelites saw it, they said to each other, "What is it?" For they did not know what it was.
    Moses said to them, "It is the bread YHWH has given you to eat.
    16 This is what YHWH has commanded: 'Each one is to gather as much as he needs. Take an omer for each person you have in your tent.' "
    17 The Israelites did as they were told; some gathered much, some little. 18 And when they measured it by the omer, he who gathered much did not have too much, and he who gathered little did not have too little. Each one gathered as much as he needed.
    19 Then Moses said to them, "No one is to keep any of it until morning."
    20 However, some of them paid no attention to Moses; they kept part of it until morning, but it was full of maggots and began to smell. So Moses was angry with them.
    21 Each morning everyone gathered as much as he needed, and when the sun grew hot, it melted away. 22 On the sixth day, they gathered twice as much-two omers for each person-and the leaders of the community came and reported this to Moses. 23 He said to them, "This is what YHWH commanded: 'Tomorrow is to be a day of rest, a holy Sabbath to YHWH. So bake what you want to bake and boil what you want to boil. Save whatever is left and keep it until morning.' "
    24 So they saved it until morning, as Moses commanded, and it did not stink or get maggots in it. 25 "Eat it today," Moses said, "because today is a Sabbath to YHWH. You will not find any of it on the ground today. 26 Six days you are to gather it, but on the seventh day, the Sabbath, there will not be any."
    27 Nevertheless, some of the people went out on the seventh day to gather it, but they found none. 28 Then YHWH said to Moses, "How long will you refuse to keep my commands and my instructions? 29 Bear in mind that YHWH has given you the Sabbath; that is why on the sixth day he gives you bread for two days. Everyone is to stay where he is on the seventh day; no one is to go out." 30 So the people rested on the seventh day.
    31 The people of Israel called the bread manna. It was white like coriander seed and tasted like wafers made with honey. 32 Moses said, "This is what YHWH has commanded: 'Take an omer of manna and keep it for the generations to come, so they can see the bread I gave you to eat in the desert when I brought you out of Egypt.' "
    33 So Moses said to Aaron, "Take a jar and put an omer of manna in it. Then place it before YHWH to be kept for the generations to come."
    34 As YHWH commanded Moses, Aaron put the manna in front of the Testimony, that it might be kept. 35 The Israelites ate manna forty years, until they came to a land that was settled; they ate manna until they reached the border of Canaan.
    This is a story about FAITH. FAITH which leads to OBEDIENCE.

    Before the Isrealites were told anything about a "Sabbath" day, they were told to simply gather "twice as much" manna on the sixth day. Those that had FAITH in what YHWH commanded did as they were told. Because of their obedience, they were invited to share in the Sabbath- the HOLY day of rest. Yet some of them did not follow through with what was commanded, and went out on the seventh day to look for more bread. These people did not continue in FAITH.

    Do you believe in what YHWH has sent down from heaven for you? Yeshua, His Son is YOUR manna. Have FAITH. Pick up your manna and eat. He will give you REST. Your Sabbath is in Him.

    The nation of Isreal had a manna and a Sabbath. We now have a Manna and a Sabbath.

    Remember the Sabbath... Remember to have FAITH in what YHWH said He will do for you. When you receive what He promised to give, receive it with FAITH, then He will give you rest. Rest is a gift from YHWH. We do not deserve to rest as He did after he created this world, because we are not Holy as He is Holy.

    Thanks be to Yeshua Messiah for making us holy! He has made it possible for us to "enter His rest"! Have FAITH in Messiah and you can enter His rest. You can do it TODAY! (Psalm 95:7) BELIEVE in Him.

    Who is the "physical" Sabbath for?

    It is for the "physical" nation of Isreal.

    There is no mention of the Sabbath for man before Exodus 16. Adam knew nothing about it. Neither did Abraham. It was for Isreal.

    The command to keep the Sabbath is not found in the "New Testament". Search it out. You'll find nine of the Ten Commandments repeated by Messiah, but He never said to keep the Sabbath.

    Nine of the Ten Commandments have to do with the moral law which Messiah said were fulfilled by LOVE. The Sabbath command had nothing to do with love.

    The Sabbath was a shadow of things to come- it was a PROPHECY. The other nine commandments are not prophecies.

    The Sabbath was given to Isreal as a sign of YHWH's covenant with it, like circumcision.

    The Sabbath also demands a Priest and a sacrifice. The other nine commandments don't.

    with love,

  • #2
    EX 19:5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
    EX 19:6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

    1PET 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;
    1PET 2:10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.




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    For ME.



    • #3
      Indeed, The Sabbath Day Was Made!

      Hi MadeByFire,

      I am going to briefly develop this argument for you, and then I must take leave from my activities on this forum until I am certain that Messiah desires that I again perform them.

      The physical Sabbath Day was made:
      Mark 2:27-28
      27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for (the) man, and not (the) man for the sabbath:
      28 Therefore the Son of (the) man is ADONAI also of the sabbath. (KJV)
      Notice the definite articles that are not contained in the English translation but are found in the Greek. Because the definite articles are found there, this means that Messiah is saying that the Sabbath was made for someone specifically. In a physical sense, this man is Adam, and we are all in Adam so the Sabbath was made for all of mankind. In a spiritual sense, this man is also Messiah Yahushua, who is the 2nd Adam and who is also the MAN who lives by every word from the mouth of YAHWEH ELOHIM (Deuteronomy 8:3). So, right now, the physical Sabbath Day is the personal possession of the 2nd Adam, which is Messiah, who is also the Son of the Man! Pay close attention to the use of definite articles on this issue. In the Hebrew, the definite article is also found with Man in Deuteronomy 8:3. So, it is not every man who lives by every word; rather, it is the man. This is a reference to Messiah Yahushua. This 2nd Adam or last Adam is now a spiritual person in whom many dwell. So, if you live and dwell in him, then the physical Sabbath Day is also your own possession. Of course, the physical Sabbath Day is a shadow of the spiritual rest that is found in Messiah Yahushua. This rest is a rest from sin. So, right here, you are hard pressed indeed to refuse to remember to keep you own physical possession, the physical Sabbath Day. If you forget the physical rest, you prove that you have not entered the spiritual rest!

      When was the physical Sabbath Day made, by whom was the Sabbath made, and for whom was it made?

      The physical Sabbath was made right here:
      Gen 2:2-3
      2 And on the seventh day ELOHIM ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
      3 And ELOHIM blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which ELOHIM created and made. (KJV)
      So the physical Sabbath Day was made when ELOHIM rested on, blessed, and set apart the Seventh Day.

      Who is the ELOHIM who did this: We are informed by John:
      John 1:3
      3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. (KJV)
      So, it is Messiah who made the physical Sabbath Day, and Messiah made it for himself. This is why Messiah is ADONAI of the Sabbath.

      So, MadeByFire, I look forward to seeing you again soon on the physical Sabbath Day, and if you are able to accept this, since the ELECT are all a part of the spiritual man who made all things, then we also made the physical Sabbath Day. What man forgets his own work?

      I shall not forgot my work on this forum. I will follow what you all discuss and write as I am blessed to do so. You also have my blessings, MadeByFire. Please pray for my wife and myself!

      With fondness towards you also,

      Sincerely, your Brother, Spying
      The Currahee Band Of Brothers Are Beginning To Arise In The HOLY PLACE! Listen to them!!!


      • #4
        Originally posted by israelthebride
        Yes, but He is the FINAL Great High Priest who offered Himself as the FINAL Sacrifice which has opened the door for you and me to enjoy the FINAL SHABBAT!

        with love,


        • #5

          I have been thinking about you and praying every day since I read your post on the "no faith" thread. Even though I don't know what all your circumstances are, I'm sensing there's something signifigant happening.

          I know there are many bible interpretations that we disagree on, but I know we agree for sure that:

          Hashem is in control of our lives. He loves us. He hears our prayers.

          So I will continue to do what I know for sure that He wants me to do: pray. And I will be thinking of you and your wife.


          p.s. I will respond to the "argument" this weekend...


          • #6
            Did Adam keep the Sabbath? Did Noah? Did Abraham?

            They all died before the commandment came to observe a Sabbath Day. They never knew about a "Sabbath for man".

            YHWH made known to Israel the Sabbath at Sinai. It was not know by man before then. It was given to Israel at the beginning of its history. It was not made known in the Garden of Eden, and it was not made known in the tent of Abraham. It became known at SINAI:
            Nehemiah 9:13-14
            13 "You came down on Mount Sinai; you spoke to them from heaven. You gave them regulations and laws that are just and right, and decrees and commands that are good. 14 You made known to them your holy Sabbath and gave them commands, decrees and laws through your servant Moses."

            Ezekiel 20:10-12
            10 Therefore I led them out of Egypt and brought them into the desert. 11 I gave them my decrees and made known to them my laws, for the man who obeys them will live by them. 12 Also I gave them my Sabbaths as a sign between us, so they would know that I the LORD made them holy.
            The "physical" Sabbath is for the "physical" Israel. It is a copy and a shadow of the Sabbath we now have available to us, thanks to Yeshua!
            originally posted by Spying:Of course, the physical Sabbath Day is a shadow of the spiritual rest that is found in Messiah Yahushua. This rest is a rest from sin.
            What you fail to admit is the rest from "works". Sure, sin is a "natural work" of man so to speak, but check the context of what Paul has to say:
            Ephesians 2:8-10
            8For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-- 9not by works, so that no one can boast. 10For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works...
            We have rest in Messiah. In him we will do good works. This is a part of our Sabbath rest!
            originally posted by Spying:
            If you forget the physical rest, you prove that you have not entered the spiritual rest!
            Have I really forgotten the physical rest?

            If I have not been circumcised, would I be ineligible to receive a circumcision of the heart?

            If I do not have a priest who offers sacrifices for my sins, would I not be able to receive Messiah as my sacrifice of atonement?

            The Law is "physical" yes, for "physical Israel".
            The Law is "spiritual" yes, for "spiritual Israel".

            We can all become the latter. This is the body of Messiah...

            The "spiritual" body, that is...

            I love you all,