EXODUS 35
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2 Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to Yahweh: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.

Num 15: 32-36 - The man who was put to death for gathering sticks on the Sabbath day...wilful rebellion. 'Yahweh said unto Moses the man shall surely be put to death'.

'...this severity, which was necessary for the protection of the institution, has been relaxed.

The day itself is obsolete as a religious exercise, that is to say, obsolete by Divine appointment.

The change dates from the first appearing of Christ. He proclaimed himself "Lord also of the sabbath ", in the sense of having authority to do work on that day if he saw fit in the execution of his mission (Mark 2:28).

The Sabbath, intended as a blessing, had in Christ's day degenerated into a day of oppressive restraint and formalism; and Christ had to remind his generation that" the sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath" (Mark 2: 27). In all cases in which he appears in connection with the Sabbath, it is in opposition to those who stickled for what might be called a sabbatarian treatment of the day.

Law of Moses Ch 6

3 Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the sabbath day.

God's Covenant and the Sabbath. On descending from the mount Moses assembles the people and transmits the words and laws of Yahweh concerning the Tabernacle - a beautiful type of Christ assembling the faithful at Sinai, at the marriage supper of the Lamb, to give them the laws and strategies for setting up the glorious Kingdom (Rev. 19).

"These are the words which Yahweh hath commanded that ye should do them."

They were the orders and specification of the King, Yahweh of Armies, to be obeyed as their absolute monarch.

It was an "holy day." No labour for the flesh. Only for Yahweh. A day of dedication to Yahweh, the very centrepiece of Israel's national life as the people of God under the Sinai Covenant (Ex.20). They were melek kohanim (a kingdom of priests) (Ex. 19:6); but for us under the new covenant, every day Heb 4 as an holy nation, a royal priesthood.

There was to be no fire prepared or lit in the encampment of Israel on the Sabbath, "kindle no fire.' Nu.15.32-36. The Seventh Millennial day is foreshadowed. An epoch entirely dedicated to the law of Yahweh and serving his truth and not sin. The fires of Yahweh will burn with fury in the setting up of the Kingdom (Isa 66:16; 29:6; 30;27)

The thunder and lightning of war and fire and brimstone from heaven will rend the Gentile heavens, and cast much of them into the Europe Lake of Fire (Rev. 19.20).

The Apocalyptic Messenger, December 2016

Bro Richard Lister

thomas.lister1@btinternet.com


30 And Moses said unto the children of Israel, See, Yahweh hath called by name Bezaleel [shadow of El] the son of Uri [light], the son of Hur [white], of the tribe of Judah [praise];