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YAHUSHA MashaYAH The Sovereign
[Supreme Authority] Of The Shabbath Day

February 26, 2005


Dear Saints,

The word "Shabbath" is mentioned 137 times in the Scriptures. It is mentioned 107 times in the Old Covenant and 30 times in the New Covenant. In none of those places, do we find that YAHUAH, YAHUSHA, or His Apostles changed the commandment concerning the Shabbath to any other day. So, just what did YAHUSHA MashaYAH say about the Shabbath Day? He said that it was made for man. He also said that He is sovereign [supreme in authority] of the Shabbath Day. Mark 2:27, And He said unto them, The Shabbath was made for man, and not man for the Shabbath: (28) Therefore the Son of man is sovereign also of the Shabbath. In Luke 4:14-21, the Scriptures make it perfectly clear what day of the week YAHUSHA observed. He went into the synagogue on the Shabbath Day and taught the Scriptures. He observed the weekly Shabbaths. YAHUSHA never had a disagreement with the religious leaders about the validity of the Shabbath. His major conflict with those leaders was not the Shabbath itself but the manner in which the Shabbath was to be kept. They like so many religious leaders today added so much stuff that the people were burdened down with all of the doctrines of men. The Scripture states in 1 John 5:3, For this is the love of YAHUAH, that we keep His commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.* Even after YAHUSHA, his apostles still observed the Shabbath. Acts 13:14, But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the Shabbath day, and sat down. As the scriptures indicate the Shabbath never changed from the Old Covenant to the New Covenant. YAHUSHA and even his Apostles went to the synagogue on the Shabbath, where the prophets were read every Shabbath. According to the above scriptures, those who know and love YAHUAH and YAHUSHA walk as YAHUSHA walked. They keep YAHUAH's Commandments. Don't forget what is prophesied in Isaiah 66: 22-24, And it shall come to pass saith YAHUAH from new moon to new moon and from Shabbath to Shabbath shall ALL FLESH COME TO WORSHIP BEFORE ME SAITH YAHUAH.


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