5 BLUEBERRY PANCAKES, AND THE SABBATH  

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Imagine 5 pancakes, and 170 blueberries. 

If over 35% of the 170 blueberries were in just ONE of these pancakes, 

do you think you’d notice the richer taste of blueberries in it?

The 5 pancakes represent all of Scripture. 

The 170 blueberries represent how many times the word “Sabbath” is found in the whole of Scripture (170 times).

The first 4 pancakes are analogous to Genesis through Malachi.

The 5th pancake is proportionate to the other 4 pancakes as the Renewed Covenant Writings (Matthew through Revelation) are proportionate to Genesis through Malachi.

For Illustration purposes, let's suppose that one takes the position that the "Sabbath" day is no longer in force, as Christians will often explain, yet they still believe that all Scripture is inspired by Yahuah.  Now, let's see if Scripture agrees with the Christian assumption that the Sabbath day is irrelevant from the inspired writings:

Taking the total number of times the word "Sabbath" is used in ALL of Scripture, we find 170 occurrences.  In each of these occurrences, it's the SAME SABBATH day being referred to, and none of them are the so-called "SUN-day" being taught by tradition.  Next, we assess the total amount of all Scripture, and find that the Brith Chadasha (Renewed Covenant "Messianic" writings, or "N.T.") is about one-fifth of the whole.

Then we consider an analogy where all Scripture represents 5 large pancakes, and the occurrences of the word "Sabbath" within the text are represented by 170 blueberries (Remember, the word "Sabbath" is used 170 times in all of Scripture).

 

We find there are 109 blueberries (65% of them) in the first 4 pancakes.  (Sabbath is found 109 times in Gen.-Mal.).

(Remember, the first 4 pancakes are analogous to the "Old Testament", or the TaNaKh).

We find there are 61 blueberries (35% of them) in the last single pancake.  (61 occurrances).

This last pancake is going to be VERY rich with blueberries; in fact it is mathematically over twice as dense with blueberries than the first 4 pancakes (on average, the other 4 only have 27 blueberries each, compared with the 61 in the 5th one).

Come, let us reason together.  How is it possible that with "the Sabbath" being over 2 times as densely used in the Brith Chadasha, that Christianity never embraced it?  Yahushua guides us into all Truth.  He told us that if we hold to His teaching (Torah), we are truly His disciples, and the Truth (Torah, Word) will set us free (from the bondage of sin, which is living against, and without, His teaching.   His teaching is His Torah, which He commanded us to go teach all nations).

We obey because we love Him, not to be saved through our obedience.

Our obedience is the evidence that we are being saved by His life.

If we claim to know Him, but do not obey His Commands, we are liars, and the Truth is not in us.

Can you taste the blueberries?

Comments from Deena:

I have looked up Sabbath in the TaNaK and in the Messianic Scriptures and found some different numbers. I found a total of 251 times that Sabbath is referred to. In the Messianic Scriptures it is found 60 times and as "WEEK" in nine verses. I also found that it was found 111 times in the Tanak. My suggestion is to research it to see if you find the same things I found. I use e-Sword for my research. Outside of that, I really enjoyed the analogy.

An interesting question was asked:

Q: Is your institution Jewish, Christian or Messianic Yahwist? Or all three?

A: We are a group of individual scholars of Yahuah's Word, loosely associated to one another. Some of us have different opinions on details, but in general we all share a love for the Covenant (Torah of Yahuah) and a love for the one true Name of the Creator. Anyone who shares this love and has been immersed I would consider a brother or sister in the faith.

We perform individual research of the original language of Scripture, and attempt to relay a clearer idea of it to the English-speaking world. Even though some of us may disagree with one another on fine points, we all embrace a love for the Truth and love Yahuah, and we differ from Christians in that we obey the 10 Commandments because we have been given a love for them by Yahushua. Christians generally observe 8 of the 10, and Catholics observe 7 of the 10; but we love all 10. For example, since we observe the original Sabbath (as "Jewish" people do also), we are often misunderstood by Christians. And, because we hold to the testimony of Yahushua (as "Christian" people do also), we are often misunderstood by those in orthodox Judaism.

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Here's some of those occurrences of the word "SABBATH" in the texts written by the closest students of Yahushua.  If you believe yourself to be a follower of the Mashiach of Israel, and don't observe the Covenant which includes the Sabbath day of rest, take heed to the "walk" that the inspired word shows you now;  it will never pass away:

Matthew 12:1
At that time Yahushua went on the SABBATH day through the corn; and his disciples were hungry, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.

Matthew 12:2
But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the SABBATH day.

Matthew 12:5
Or have you not read in the TORAH, how that on the SABBATH days the priests in the temple profane the SABBATH, and are blameless?

Matthew 12:5
Or have ye not read in the TORAH, how that on the SABBATH days the priests in the temple profane the SABBATH, and are blameless?

Matthew 12:8
For the Son of man is Master even of the SABBATH day.

Matthew 12:10
And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered.  And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the SABBATH days? that they might accuse him.

Matthew 12:11
And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the SABBATH day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?

Matthew 12:12
How much then is a man better than a sheep?  Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the SABBATH days.

Matthew 24:20
But pray your that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the SABBATH day:

Matthew 28:1
In the end of the SABBATH, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

Mark 1:21
And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the SABBATH day he entered into the synagogue, and taught.

Mark 2:23
And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the SABBATH day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.

Mark 2:24
And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the SABBATH day that which is not lawful?

Mark 2:27
And he said unto them, The SABBATH was made for man, and not man for the SABBATH:

Mark 2:27
And he said unto them, The SABBATH was made for man, and not man for the SABBATH:

Mark 2:28
Therefore the Son of man is Master also of the SABBATH.

Mark 3:2
And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the SABBATH day; that they might accuse him.

Mark 3:4
And he said unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the SABBATH days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill?  But they held their peace.

Mark 6:2
And when the SABBATH day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?

Mark 15:42
And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the SABBATH,

Mark 16:1
And when the SABBATH was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

Luke 4:16
And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the SABBATH day, and stood up for to read.

Luke 4:31
And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the SABBATH days.

Luke 6:1
And it came to pass on the second SABBATH after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.

Luke 6:2
And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the SABBATH days?

Luke 6:5
"And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Master also of the SABBATH." 
(He blessed the day, and set it apart during the first week of creation).

Luke 6:6
And it came to pass also on another SABBATH, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered.

Luke 6:7
And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the SABBATH day; that they might find an accusation against him.

Luke 6:9
Then said Yahushua unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the SABBATH days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?

Luke 13:10
And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the SABBATH.

Luke 13:14
14 And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Yahushua had healed on the
SABBATH day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the SABBATH day.

Luke 13:14
And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Yahushua had healed on the SABBATH day, and said to the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the SABBATH day.

Luke 13:15
The Master then answered him, and said, You hypocrite, do not each one of you on the SABBATH loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?

Luke 13:16
And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the SABBATH day?

Luke 14:1
And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the SABBATH day, that they watched him.

Luke 14:3
And Yahushua answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the SABBATH day?

Luke 14:5
And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the SABBATH day?

Luke 23:54
And that day was the preparation, and the SABBATH drew on.

Luke 23:56
And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the SABBATH day according to the commandment.

John 5:9
And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the SABBATH.

John 5:10
The Yahudim therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the SABBATH day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.

John 5:16
And therefore did the Yahudim persecute Yahushua, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the SABBATH day.

John 5:18
Therefore the Yahudim sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the SABBATH, but said also that Elohim was His Father, making Himself equal with Elohim.

John 7:22
Moses therefore gave to you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;)  and you on the SABBATH day circumcise a man.

John 7:23
If a man on the SABBATH day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the SABBATH day?

John 7:23
If a man on the SABBATH day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the SABBATH day?

John 9:14
And it was the SABBATH day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.

John 9:16
Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of Elohim, because he keeps not the SABBATH day.  Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles?  And there was a division among them.

John 19:31
The Yahudim therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the SABBATH day, (for that SABBATH day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

John 19:31
The Yahudim therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the SABBATH day, (for that
SABBATH day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

Acts 1:12
Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a SABBATH day's journey.

Acts 13:14
But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the SABBATH day, and sat down.

Acts 13:27
For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every SABBATH day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.

Acts 13:42
And when the Yahudim were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next SABBATH.

Acts 13:44
And the next SABBATH day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of Elohim.

Acts 15:21
For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every SABBATH day.

Acts 16:13
And on the SABBATH we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither.

Acts 17:2
And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three SABBATH days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,

Acts 18:4
And he reasoned in the synagogue every SABBATH, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.

Colossians 2:1

"Let no one therefore judge you in eating or in drinking, or in respect of a festival, or a new moon, or SABBATHS

which are a shadow of what is to come for the Body of the Messiah."

 

David Jeremiah  -  declares the Sabbath command is not "repeated" in the "New Testament".

Yahusha told us,

  DAVID JEREMIAH                         LEW WHITE

David Jeremiah, a popular Christian radio and TV teacher, pastor, and author, recently stated on the radio that the Sabbath is the only Commandment which is not restated in the New Testament.  Hopefully he will comment on the following Email recently sent to him:

   "This past week, while listening to your teaching concerning redemption, I heard you mention the lessons to be learned from the book of Nehemiah.

   The people (Israel) listened to the reading of the (Torah) scroll, and learned they had not been faithful in heeding the instructions (Torot, plural for Torah), and kept the festival of Sukkoth (Tabernacles, Tents).  In your comments you made the statement that you had great respect for people who obey instructions written in the Torah, like innocent children who obey their parents.  You said this was dear to our Father (Yahuah).  Then you regurgitated the words of seminary (seed-plot) teachers who claim that “the Sabbath” is the only commandment not “repeated” in the “New Testament”. 

   This is simply untrue.  The Sabbath is mentioned and observed throughout the Brith Chadasha (renewed Covenant writings), and in fact is over twice as often mentioned in the books from Mt. – Rev. as in all the rest of Scripture (TaNaK).  If the occurrences of the word "Sabbath" represented individual blueberries in 5 pancakes, and the fifth pancake represented the books from Mt. – Rev., then it would contain more than twice as many blueberries as the other 4 pancakes.

   The Sabbath is not obeyed by Christianity as a whole, due to the edict of Constantine in 321 CE, I realize.  But it is one of the Ten Commandments, and a day which was blessed by Yahuah in the beginning (always correct with Scripture: you may find evidence of this blessing of the 7th day at Bereshith/Genesis 2:2,3, and its permanence is given at Shemoth/Exodus 31:13-17).  It is the “sign” of the Eternal Covenant, so that would indicate that it is also eternal, as the rest of Scripture backs up.  Hebrews chapter 4 is very clear, but too often “spiritualized” and not properly understood.’  (End of Email from Lew White)

   David Jeremiah has been informed that his reply to this Email will be posted at this web site, so we are waiting for his response.  Hopefully he will reply and you may read his comments, and whether or not he acknowledges that the Sabbath is still a day which Yahuah blessed, and whether he recognizes it as such after years of neglecting it  -  as the returning Israelites realized they had neglected the festival of Sukkoth.  What an opportunity this will be for him to get the right answer about something so important to his relationship with Yahusha;  but it will also be a point of departure for his supporters who don't agree.  Walking in the Covenant is not how Christian teachers understand repentance, because doing so has great costs attached to it.

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