Saturday / Sunday

Saturday / Sunday

Along the Reformation process, several churches were founded as a result of recognizing YHWH’s original Holy day in the Sabbath as described in the Ten Commandments:

Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Exodus 20:8

Indeed, we do not read anything like : “dear son, please take appart a day of your choice to worship Me…” but instead we can see that the Sabbath has been specifically chosen by Elohim for us to be a meeting point, a sign of our Covenant.

Jesus himself did no different. However, he committed a kind of “civil” or rather “scribal disobedience” on certain Shabbats by healing the sick and delivering prisoners from their sins. This indeed scandalized the religious leaders of the time, since they forgot that

The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath

Therefore, the blessing of Sabbat becomame a curse to them, as they endorsed a terrible psychological yoke by constantly having to be careful not to violate the law of the Sabbath.

Because the law of Life and Love is ahead of all other decrees

Later, Jesus also declares that

The Son of Man is (also) Lord of the Sabbath. Luke 6:5

That means that whoever is in Christ, he is above the Sabbath himself together with Christ.

But but it does not follow that he has the right to exchange the days

Paul himself did never stated anything else even when he was asking the elders not to burden the newly born again brethren with questions of days and dates, since they are still children and they may consider another day to be the holy one according to the purity of their hearths.

As long as it is done out of ignorance and with a pure heart, it is a sweet-smelling sacrifice in the eyes of Elohim. Let them do it as long as their worship is spotless. However, Paul does not add it, but it is clear that sooner or later, as a consequence of the process of sanctification and getting mature in spirit, the Holy Spirit will restore the original order in them as well. It is none of our business to know how long Elohim grants them his patience and when time will come for each one of them.

The original Will of YHWH, however, is to sanctify/separate the Sabbat which is Saturday.

Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.

Colossians 2:16-17

Saturday as a shadow vs. Saturday as the reality of Christ

For us, as Levites in the Heavenly Sanctuary, every day is a Sabbath and a Holy Day

As with all the other Feasts of YHWH, being Levite priests living and serving in Christ, we are experiencing all the Feasts and Sabbaths in a permanent way in the presence of Jesus. For us and in spirit, every day is Saturday, Yom Kippur, Pessach and all the other holidays. What matters for us is no more the calendar, the times and the hours, but the continuity and the fulfilment of the Holy Moments in our hearths. See more about this: The Feasts of the Lord in Christ

However,

those who do not belong to Christ are still under the law,

and these laws apply to them according to their original order. They know these Days are appointed so that they can come closer to YHWH in order to meet with Him. For us, who are living in Him, these appointed calendar holidays, times and hours are important and should be observed at this level, because ministry towards the outsiders becomes particularly intense at these moments of the year.

People’s hearts are more opened to receive the Word of Elohim through our testimonies and ministries.

We must therefore more than on other days be on alert, ready to attack.

What’s wrong with Sunday

Let us emphasize that Sunday, the first day of the week, Yom Echad, is a very special day and is almost as important as Saturday. Why? Because it was on this day that Elohim started His work of Creation and because it was indeed the first day of the week that our Lord and Savior rose from the Death, thus the New Creation of the fallen Humankind began.

Despite all of these, neither YHWH nor Christ nor the Holy Spirit ever revealed to anyone that we should switch from Saturday to Sunday.

Why do many still consider Sunday more important then?

Because the disciples gathered on the first day of the week, as we read in the Book of Acts?

  • Yes, as they gathered on all the other days of the week as well. Furthermore, we read that they appeared among their traditional Jewish brothers in the synagogues on Saturdays.

Or because we also read that Paul collected the donations on the first day of the week?

  • Well, Fom a Jewish perspective, this is exactly the proof, that sundays were not considered as holy by the first disciples, since we do never deal with money or any other material things on a holy day.

Just like in the case of Jesus birth, Elohim did never ask anyone to celebrate his ressurection on a particular day of the week in replacement of the Sabbath.

Are Sunday-keepers wrong?

Yes, of course! Why?

Because they do not understand and recognise what had just been explained above.

In most cases, their Sundays are just the remaining wild shoots of an unweeded catholic root.

They don’t even notice that still not having reconsidered the question of the weekly resting day, they are still perpetuating the constantinian rebellion, which intended to “de-Judaize” the newly adopted state religion. The roman empire of the time had to preserve many pagan traditions, gods and feasts so that the the pagan masses living among them would not rebel against the new order. This is how the holy day of the Sun God (Sunday – Zontag) had taken over Elohim’s original Sabbath. The same occured in the case of Christmas, Easter and all the feasts of all kinds of saints.

To conclude, it is important for us, disciples of a certain spiritual age in Christ, to remember that obedience does not consist in making Elohim accept a distortion of human or even demonic origin so as not to upset the spirits and keep the herd in integrity, but on the contrary

it is up to Man to comply with the rules established by YHWH who became flesh in Christ and who are fulfilled in us by the Holy Spirit.

Some thoughts about Shabbat-keeping churches

One shouldn’t think that returning to the Sabbath makes you an extra-Christian or ensures your Salvation in itself. Unfortunately, it is very sad that the majority of the Saturday-keeping churches do simply restore this Commandment in such a Pharisaic level of mind that the lack of spiritual content not only renders their efforts and reforms futile, but also makes them even greater enemies of the restoration of the true Sabbath than the Roman Church itself with all its false Sundays and feasts.

Very often, the sunday-keepers are literally condemned and it is made a question of salvation if someone insists on keeping Sunday, even by ignorance. Although I also think that continuing in rebellion against something that the Holy Spirit has already enlightened us about can actually lead to the loss of our salvation. But to declare that the observance of this law or any other is a condition of our salvation is simply heresy.

Meanwhile, instead of being filled with the Holy Spirit, these communities idolize their own church founders, and the lack of the leading of the Holy Spirit has in some cases led them all the way back to openly Christless rabbinical Judaism. This is what happened in Transylvania in the last century, where some believers, along with my other Jewish brothers, were finally executed in gas chambers.

Today’s sabbatist tendencies also lead many in the direction of Judaism, or simply of Unitarianism, when many go so far as to start denying the reality of the Holy Trinity.

I mention these cases so that we can see that, although it is very good and necessary to return to the Jewish roots, but

if all this does not happen in Christ and by the guidance of the Holy Spirit, through our rebirth,

we can easily go back under the law according to the murderous letter.

If it is to get there, it is better not to even leave our Egypt, however false its holidays and Sundays may be.

True and effective Reformation

Can we finally accept that

any reform can only come through the Holy Spirit.

Only things that have been burned into your heart are to be considered as real Reforms and not those good intellectual and theological ideas that can pop out of your mind ?

The question of whether we have the Holy Spirit or not?

If we do, did the Holy Spirit already express His will about this matter in our personal life?

If so, do we obey Him?

If not, then let’s make the right decision and not rebel any longer.

If you don’t have the Holy Spirit yet, let’s ask Jesus for the recognition of your sins, so that you can repent, get baptized with water and then with Fire. Otherwise you’ll go on wallowing in lukewarm and empty religiosity.

So let us choose the Wholeness offered by Christ, since it is free and its reward is Eternal Life.

From there it is up to us how much we empower the Holy Spirit to do His sanctifying work in us according to His own will and schedule. Let’s not blame Satan and foreign spirits if we get stuck in a certain spiritual level, since we are the only ones responsible if we empower these instead of Christ to stop us.

Persecution will not mostly come from outside, but from those whom we may still consider our brothers today.

Let us be brave keep on with the work of the Holy Spirit, even if we cause division in our communities since the

reformation must continue until we return to the model of the first and true Church described in the book of Acts.

We are not the ones who must do this reformation. We simply have to let the Holy Spirit fulfill this work. The only thing Elohim is expecting from us is to remain obedient in the purity of our hearths and make the steps He wants us to make as soon as He tells us that the moment has come.

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How to Forgive

How to Forgive

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him. Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt. “At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go. “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins.He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded. “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.’ “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened. “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.” (Matthew 18:21-35)

We must therefore forgive 70 times which means always.
Then we usually asks the question: “but when and how to forgive even when the person who has offended us does not even ask for forgiveness, he does not even realize that he did something wrong? ” This is how we are used to evading the command we have just read to relieve our conscience.
When and how to forgive then?
Here is the answer: Immediately, without any expectation and without waiting for the other to come with remorses and ask for forgiveness!
For this is how we ourselves received Yeshua HaMashiah’s forgiveness.

The second part of the Word describes how we treat others in spirit whether they are believers or not. After receiving the true Forgiveness from the one and only Lord, we think to be lords ourselves but we usually omit to forgive our neighbor. When something bad happens to us, we forget that instead of cursing the other, we should bless even the one from which the evil comes, such as we have received the ordinance:

“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you pray for those who mistreat you. (Luke 6:27-28)

Written by zeev shlomo 2017.11.25

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Salt

Salt

“Everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other.” (Marc 9:49-50)

What was it used for and what did it symbolized?:

– It was used for sanctification. Men, objects and animals used to be sprinkled with salt in the Temple by the priests.

– It is one of the main constituant of life together with water. If one of them is missing, we simply dry out like the fig tree.

– Salt was a luxury product until the middle ages when world trade began on a larger scale. It was not a cheap commodity that was bought for a few cents. In addition, the salt on sale today and that most people consume, contains only sodium chloride (NaCl2) free of all other minerals that the pharmaceutical industry has extracted and that serve precisely the organism to treat this NaCl2. This is also part of the loss of salt taste.

– Salt is an excellent preservative. Therefore it symbolizes the immutable character of the Word of the Lord.

– It gives taste to what is tasteless. Salt-free cooking is certainly very good for your figure, but it is practically inedible and definetly unhealthy. Depriving ourselves of salt as well as sugar can have serious consequences in the long run. We have a vital need for these elements, provided they are natural, of good quality and consumed in moderation.

Electrolysis: Salt is the essential element for the flow of information occuring in the human body through its nervous system. Without salt, information cannot pass and the body decays.

 

Written by zeev shlomo 25/11/2017

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Tearing out Eyes, Legs and Hands ?

Tearing out Eyes, Legs and Hands ?

If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea. 43 If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out. 45 And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell. 47 And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of יהוה with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell, 48 where “ ‘the worms that eat them do not die,and the fire is not quenched.’ 49 Everyone will be salted with fire. 50 “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other. (Marc 9:42-50)

What do these parts of the body symbolize? :

Hands: actions
Feet: the way we go
Eyes: the temptations of the world

The removal of parts of the body is not physical, but must happen at the level of our soul. Although I usually never separate the body and the soul that are deeply connected, here I would make an exception, because in fact, it is in the soul, in our hearts that the sin sprouts that, if concretization physical follows, causes death.

It is the carnal desires that must be cut off from our souls before they are realized in the visible world and our mental illnesses also infect our minds.
If you are a believer (and born again) and go to a place where you should not set foot, do what you should not do, or look at what is wrong to be seen, stop right now before your own curses reach you. As attractive as these things may be, give up on them and do not wait for the “deliverance” of the Lord, as most Christians do, but solve the problem yourself. You are big enough to assume your responsibilities and make your own decisions. Resist the devil to go away, because otherwise he will take you with him to the place where he will have his final place.

Zeev Shlomo

25/11/2017

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Yeshua’s Real Suffering on the Cross

Yeshua’s Real Suffering on the Cross

Several movies are showing the event of the Passion of Christ. Most of them are moderate but others are simply disgusting, reducing the sufferings of Christ to a vulgar horror show. What else to expect from an anti-Semitic director anyway?

It is very surprising how most of the people, believers and non-believers, are only focusing on the physical and psychical sufferings of the Redeemer: nails, lashes, crown of thorns, weight of the cross, insults and the humiliation that entails.

Yeshua’s true and unimaginable suffering was much more Spiritual.
The Redemption was not limited to what could be seen from the outside, the larger part of the “iceberg”, the essence of the redemptive work was happening at much deeper levels, not only physicaly and psychically, but also at the spiritual level.

It was on the cross that He defeated death.
On the cross, at that precise moment, he saw and felt all the sins and sufferings of all men of all times. He put on the judgment of our sins in place of all of us, whether we accept it or not.
Many times, our own sufferings seem almost unbearable to us, can you imagine what he felt at that moment experiencing alone the pain of billions of billions, of the whol humankind?
At that very moment, He appeared as the High Priest Joshua before the prosecutor, the most ancient enemy who wanted to impart the responsibility of his own sins to the Saint who never sinned or committed any transgression. (Zechariah 3).

It is easy for me to write these few words about the real suffering that our Savior endured at the crucial moment of his ministry. This is also part of the mercy of the Almighty, because indeed anyone who could glimpse these things for only a fraction of a second, would surely not survive to the pain.

Even if so superficially, I have acquired a certain notion of the nature of his real suffering. As in all areas of life, it is impossible to distinguish the level of the flesh and mind from the spiritual dimension.

I think it is very important to be aware of what the essence of the Redemption is, so that our relationship with the Lord can deepen even more.

Written by zeev shlomo 01/11/2017

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The Power of Faith

The Power of Faith

The Power of Faith: about the Mustard Seed and the Mountain thrown into the See

“TrulyI tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. (Marc 11:23)

Yeshua encourages us to believe so that everything we ask is fulfilled.
Not according to the desires of the human heart, but according to the number of talents that we have received in spirit and in maximum communion with the Creator. Thus will we be able to recognize our role in the redemptive work of the Lord. If we do not choose this path, but another, may it look like two drops of water, do not expect him to come after us to help us heal the sick. The chief physician is Him, Yeshua and us, his carers, not the other way around.

These are the conditions of the promise made above. If this is missing, we ourselves still need to be treated.

Written by zeev shlomo 12.07.2017

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