Shabbat Sabbath

May 13, 2023

A Celebration Of Creation - A Look At Sabbath, Part 1

Remember Yom Shabbat, to keep it holy. You are to work six days, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Shabbat to Adonai your God. In it you shall not do any work—not you, nor your son, your daughter, your male servant, your female servant, your cattle, nor the outsider that is within your gates. For in six days Adonai made heaven and earth, the ea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Thus Adonai blessed Yom Shabbat, and made it holy.” ~Exodus 20:8-11 (TLV)

I want to take some time to discuss what is, for some reason, a controversial topic in modern biblical faith: Should we be keeping the Sabbath today? Initially I set out to write a message with a focus on the Sabbath as a time to celebrate the totality of the Creation of our God. I will get to that, but as I was pondering on the concept of this message a former Seventh-Day Adventist and a man raised Jewish submitted a 45-page document to me that was written as a treatise against keeping the Sabbath on the basis of attempting to prove that there was no weekly Sabbath prior to the giving of the manna as recorded in Exodus 16, an event that took place five weeks after the exodus from Egyptian slavery.

So, while I will be presenting the Sabbath as a celebration of Creation, I will also be addressing the major arguments from this document, which is actually a draft for a chapter titled Is the Weekly Sabbath Established in the Genesis Creation Narrative? for a revised 12th edition of the book Lying For God by authors Kerry B. Wynne, William H. Hohman, Elce “Thunder” Lauriston, and Martin H. Klayman (hereafter referred to as ‘the authors’). The entire book, in previous editions I looked up, is over 500 pages and appears to primarily be written against the Seventh-Day Adventist view of keeping the Sabbath, but from reviewing this second chapter of the book it appears that the authors are more interested in trying to prove that they should not keep the Sabbath than in dealing with the errors of Seventh-Day Adventist teaching.


CHAPTER 6: Will Esau Pay the Debt?

As I showed in Chapter 5 (and more extensively in my book, The Struggle for the Birthright), God allowed the Zionists to return to the old land in order to right an ancient wrong. In Gen. 27, Jacob pretended to be Esau in order to trick his blind father, Isaac, into giving him the birthright. So in 1948 this was reversed. This time Esau’s descendants pretended to be “Jacob,” taking advantage of Isaac’s blind descendants. Thus, the Christian West gave the birthright to the Jews, who were representing Esau-Edom, but pretending to be Jacob-Israel.

A more ingenious plan could not have been devised. It was not merely ingenious on the part of the Zionist leadership. It is God’s ingenuity and absolute justice that impresses me. Yet it is unfortunate that the Palestinians…

The Epistles of Paul - Romans Part 13: Jacob and Esau continued

Before continuing with the second part of our presentation of Paul’s discussion of Jacob and Esau in Romans chapter 9, there are a few prophecies which we already presented concerning Esau, or the Edomites, which we should further consider. In our first part of this presentation on Romans 9 we cited parts of Ezekiel chapters 34 and 35 [I had erred, only attributing chapter 34 while quoting from both chapters] in order to understand how it was that the Edomites had come to be fellow-citizens of the Israelites in first century Judaea, both politically and in their religion. In that presentation we also presented much historical evidence from the works of Flavius Josephus which corroborates these prophecies. Now we shall address an even greater prophetic aspect of this prophecy, and that of Malachi chapter 1 which Paul cites in the last verse we had read, Romans 9:13.

The Mo’edim Series - Sukkot

What do we do on Sukkot? What is the prophetic meaning of this time of year?

Paths of Old – Ancient Paths

Jeremiah 6:16; 18:15; Acts 15:21

“Thus said יהוה (Yahweh), “Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; and find rest for yourselves….” (Jeremiah 6:16)

“But My people have forgotten Me, they have burned incense to what is false, and they have stumbled from their ways, from the ancient paths, to walk in bypaths and not on a highway.” (Jeremiah 18:15)

Regular public reading of the Torah was introduced by Ezra the Scribe after the return of the Jewish people from their Babylonian captivity (c. 537 BCE), as described in the Book of Nehemiah 8. In the modern era, adherents of Orthodox Judaism practice Torah reading according to a set procedure they believe has remained unchanged in the two thousand years since the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem (70 CE).

“For from ancient generations Mosheh has, in every city, those proclaiming him – being read in the congregations every Sabbath.” (Acts 15:21)

Bible readings for May 13, 2023. In the 5th solar month of the Hebrew 2nd month of Iyar (April/May).

Behar Sinai
On Mount Sinai

If you are interested in downloading the annual Torah reading schedule with projected new moon sightings, Feast Days, click HERE.

Three Year Bible Reading Schedule

Genesis to Revelation

Exodus 6:14—7:13 | 1 Samuel 25:1—26:25 | Psalm 57:1—58:11 | Isaiah 61:1—62:12 | Luke 3:1—4:13

If you are interested in downloading the complete 3 year Bible reading schedule, click HERE. You can break up your Bible reading into 5 days of your choosing or combine the above readings of your choice.

Potential New Moon Sighting

This month (May), we have one Conjunction (Dark Moon). It falls on May 19th.

At sunset on Sunday, May 21, 2023 the Percent of Full illumination is calculated to be at 3% (visible). So, barring any cloud cover, rain, etc., the New Moon should be sighted.

The last New Moon was sighted in Israel was on April 21, 2023. Counting forward 29 days, we come to May 20, 2023. On May 20th we have the first cresent New Moon which has a percent of fullness of 0%. So, this New Moon will not be visible. The first visible cresent New Moon will be on May 21, 2023. A Hebrew month cannot be no less than 29 days and no more than 30 days long. Thus, the first visible New Moon will fall on the 30th day which will be May 21, 2023.

PART 13: LIES OF MEN AND GODS—Calculated Chaos

On May 25, 2020, an employee of a convenience store phoned 911 to report an individual who had allegedly purchased cigarettes with a fake twenty-dollar bill. When police arrived, their maneuvers manifested in “a series of actions that violated the policies of the Minneapolis Police Department [which] turned fatal, leaving the perpetrator unable to breathe.”[i] In only a matter of minutes after the emergency call, the man, George Floyd, was dead. Despite the fact that the Minneapolis Police Department dismissed the officers involved from their employment and filed a series of murder charges against Derek Chauvin, the officer who was most culpable, public outcry was, understandably, immediate and passionate.[ii] The same day, protests against police brutality began to upsurge in major cities across the nation. As political unrest swelled, it collected and propelled the fury. But the rage of the crowd had been stirring for a while before this tragic event. And when the impassioned masses met a justified cause, the population exploded…

PART 14: LIES OF MEN AND GODS—The Perils of Designating Groups ‘Terrorist’

The many issues culminating in the ignition of the 2020 riots and the various interpretations of modern culture make the question of domestic terrorism a cloudy one, especially while events are still playing out. With such unclear parameters outlining the objectives, leadership, and strategy of groups that propagated extremist activities during the riots, officials’ hands are tied where labeling groups as terrorist is concerned. After all, illegal acts carried out during these demonstrations can be pinned on individuals, allowing organizations to distance themselves from responsibility for such tactics.

Along that vein, it’s difficult for authorities to lay the responsibility for one person’s actions on an entire agency. For example, if three men associated with Antifa burn down a church building during a demonstration, everyone associated with Antifa can’t be arrested for planning to burn down their local churches. Nor can we even confirm who is or is not acting on behalf of the agency.

PART 15: LIES OF MEN AND GODS—No Place to Hide

George Orwell’s 1984 depicted a world wherein citizens were surveilled at all times, even on the level of their thoughts. As governmental control ramps up—and as citizens increasingly surrender their freedoms—its increasing intrusion can be seen in the way we’re continually watched. Placidly adopting a level of invasion was once viewed as fantastical and dystopian, we are now almost completely desensitized to it and perceive it as being “for our own protection.” Many Americans are aware that the National Security Agency screens billions of phone calls, text messages, and other communicative metadata for…

Disney+ Greenlights German Original About Pregnant Teen Who Falls In Love With The Devil

Disney+ has unveiled a German original about a teenager who falls in love with the devil from the team behind Netflix’s How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast).

Pauline follows the eponymous protagonist, an 18-year-old who accidentally becomes pregnant – from a one-night stand. With school stress, the climate crisis and the downfall of society weighing heavily on her mind, something she doesn’t need at all right now is catching feelings, especially not for her one-night stand Lukas, who, as it turns out, is the devil himself.

Chimeras: the monsters of man

What Is the Study of Hamartiology in Theology?

The “Universal Monetary Unit”

Islam Grows As The West Sleeps: More Practicing Muslims...

What Does It Mean When Politicians Literally Hide The Bible

The Bible, The Coronation & Washington’s Kiss

The Evil Roots of the New World Order

As Technology Advances At Breakneck Speed, HUMAN CLONING May Be Just Ahead

New Vatican Academy To Probe ‘Mystical Phenomena’

'Real Face of Jesus' Revealed in Newsmax Magazine

This Is Why We’re Afraid of Clowns

A Coven Of British Witches And Pagans Pledge Their...

Spirit Of Antichrist Is Inspiring The Glorification Of...

GREAT DELUSION IS COMING… And NASA Scientists Are Creating...

Elon Musk: Google Wants To Create An AI GOD

Israeli Whistleblower On Biden Corruption Disappears

To Which King Does Your Allegiance Lie?

Being Christian in an Age of Heightened Hostility

Nationwide Campaign To Deplatform And...

The Real Meaning Of 'From The River To The Sea...

Netanyahu: Israel ready for multi-front war against Iran

IDF eliminates three top Palestinian Islamic Jihad...

Rocket sirens heard in West Bank, Gaza border region

PM: Iran trying to set up ring of terror around us

Pastor Todd Coconato speaks TRUTH about failed...

Survey: More Americans Pray In A Car Than...

Israel Leads The World In Transhumanism