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16
December
2011

Sjabbat also for Christians!

Even though Christian communities have their own traditions and festivities that to a certain extent are based on the Jewish ones, still I believe that Christians in general should take a closer look at the Jewish feast that are given by the Almighty God, and even be part of those. For example the Sjabbat.

Why?

God the Father already spoke of the Sjabbat before he gave the law to Moses, Genesis 2:1-3 (NKJV),

1 Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. 2 And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.

Just as Exodus 12 tells us that God gave the feast of Pasha to the Israelites, before Mozes received the law form God for the Israelites on mount Sinai. While Genesis 12:1-3 tells us about the first time God made his promise to Abraham.

And, when God gave his commandments to Mozes, to keep the Sjabbat was also one of the ten commandments as Exodus 20 tells us,

1 And God spoke all these words, saying:
2 “I am the LORD your God, ... 3 “You shall have no other gods before Me. ...

7 “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, 
for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain. 
8 “ Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it h o l y.

9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work,
10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God.  ...
11 For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
12 “ Honor your father and your mother, ...

Exodus 16 tells us about the first Sjabbat of the Israelites while being in the dessert,

4 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you. And the people shall go out and gather a certain quota every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in My law or not. 5 And it shall be on the sixth day that they shall prepare what they bring in, and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.” ...

22 And so it was, on the sixth day, that they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for each one. And all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses. 23 Then he said to them, “This is what the LORD has said: ‘Tomorrow is a Sabbath rest, a holy Sabbath to the LORD. Bake what you will bake today, and boil what you will boil; and lay up for yourselves all that remains, to be kept until morning.’” 24 So they laid it up till morning, as Moses commanded; and it did not stink, nor were there any worms in it. 25 Then Moses said, “Eat that today, for today is a Sabbath to the LORD; today you will not find it in the field. 26 Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day, the Sabbath, there will be none.” ...

Author: © Mrs A. vd Laan-LeitoPosted in: Opinion