The Supernatural Blessings of Shabbat - Part 1
Updated: Mar 4, 2021
The Sabbath is perhaps the most neglected blessing and commandment in the modern day Ekklesia ( Church ). Is that a shocking statement? I fully believe it is true. Let me tell you why:
The Sabbath is A GIFT from our Father to us to rest and enter into a sacred memory of His amazing creation! Just as He rested from His works on the 7th day- so we rest from ours. He gave it to us to bless us and it is truly amazing when we understand what it is.
What is the Sabbath?
The Sabbath Day begins at sundown on Friday and ends at sundown on Saturday. It is a day to rest from our works as The Lord did from His and it is a time to refocus on the important things of The Kingdom. To take a break from our busy lives and look forward to our eternal home.
The Sabbath is the 4th commandment out of the 10 Commandments Given to Moses! all of the other 9 commandments are still relevant, still important and any true believer can agree that they are basic universal Kingdom laws that we should all live by. Why would the 4th commandment be any different?
The Ten Commandments(Exodus 20:2-17 NKJV)
1“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.
2“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My Commandments.
3“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.
4“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. 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.
5“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
6“You shall not murder.
7“You shall not commit adultery.
8“You shall not steal.
9“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
10“You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.”
Can we agree that every single one of these commandments were taught by Yeshua and that all that love God will keep these commandments to the best of our ability? Absolutely- These are pillars of the law and the faith.
There is something incredibly special about the Sabbath: It precedes the Law of Moses. It was engraved in the very pillars of creation! It is beyond a commandment. It dates back to the very beginning of creation and the Lord set it apart as Holy and sanctified it:
“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.”
Genesis 2:1-3 ESV
Does the Sabbath Remain?
“So then, there remains a Sabbath rest f