Hebrew Roots research by Lew White

SABBATH MARK

VIDEO: The Reality Of The Sabbath

This is a challenge to engage Christians to think.

Are we identified with the beast, or Yahuah?

All Scripture is "Alahim-breathed."

We are trained by Scripture to BEHAVE.

We are trained by Christianity to MISBEHAVE.

The Shabath (Sabbath) is a MARK.

We've been deceived by the dragon in many ways, and one of them is the idea that Sun-day is “holy.”

Without someone to teach them the truth, they have little hope of learning how the tradition of Sun-day came to supersede the 7th day Shabath, the day blessed by Yahuah from the foundation of the world. The sign of the Eternal Covenant has been substituted with a counterfeit MARK in the forehead and right hand of the beast’s servants.  Identifying the mark involves a riddle. Those marked by the beast can buy and sell. Those who do not buy and sell on the 7th day of each week are marked as Yahuah’s servants. The anti-Semitism of the church fathers has influenced the interpretation of key verses in Scripture.

Yahukanon identified the beast in a coded-riddle using the sum of the numerals of Rome (DCLXVI, totaling 666).

The MARK of this beast’s authority is, by it’s own admission, recognized by attributing devotion to the Day of the Sun.

 

The Hebrew word SHABATH means: rest, cease.

THE CREATOR YAHUAH SAID:

‘Six days work is done, and on the seventh is a

Shabath of rest, set-apart to Yahuah. Everyone doing work on the Shabath day shall certainly be put to death. And the children of Yisharal shall guard the

Shabath, to observe the Shabath throughout their generations as an everlasting covenant. Between

Me and the children of Yisharal it is a sign forever. For in six days Yahuah made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was

refreshed.’ - Exodus / Shemoth 31:15-17 BYNV

The 7th day is the first of Yahuah’s appointed times,

(Lev 23:3) and it is the everlasting “sign.”

 

THE COUNCIL OF LAODICEA SAID:

  "Christians should not Judaize and should not be idle on the Sabbath, but should work on that day; they should, however, particularly reverence the Lord’s day and, if possible, not work on it, because they are Christians" 

Council of Laodicea, Canon 29, 365 CE

These words of men specify “the Sabbath” is to be a day of work, and to render devotion to the “Lord’s day”, also known as the “Day of the Sun” - Sun-day.

The Hebrew word BAAL is defined as LORD.

Satan knows which day Shabath is, also noted by this

council which called the 7th day: “the Sabbath.”

 

Since Yahusha never mentioned a correction for the week as different from the Yahudim to align with the moon phases, so we have to conclude that there has been a change in the 7-day week since Yahusha walked on the Earth. When and where did this alteration occur, and who made it so successful that every culture on the planet adopted it and yet all managed to inherit their term for the 7th day based on the Hebrew word “Shabath?”
108 languages use their name for the 7th day based on the Hebrew.
When the indigenous tribes of north and south America encountered missionaries and colonizing explorers for their first contact with the west civilization, it was discovered they had a 7-day weekly cycle, and the 7th day they rested. Moons were a separate measurement cycle, just as we see the Yahudim observing today.
The “fifty days” count from Bikkurim to Shabuoth is the sum total for seven shabua, with the morrow after the seventh Shabath added (Uyiqra/Lev. 23).
This model is also reflected for the calculation to Jubilees, the 50th year, summing the seven times seven shemitah cycles. 
The pattern of repeating sevens is impossible to ignore for the week in the count to Shabuoth (weeks), as well as the count to the Jubilee. Yahuah used manna to indicate the Shabath, not the moon. When we lose the proper Shabath, we lose the sign of the eternal Covenant.

 

SERVING IS OBEYING; OBEYING IS WORSHIP

Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves servants for obedience, you are servants of the one

whom you obey, whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?  - Rom 6:16

“And if it seems evil in your eyes to serve Yahuah, choose for yourselves this day whom you are going to serve,

whether the mighty ones which your fathers served that were beyond the River, or the mighty ones of the

Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But I and my house, we serve Yahuah.” Joshua / Yahusha 24:15

 

YAHUAH BLESSED THE 7TH DAY  -  GEN 2:3:

 

“And Alahim blessed the seventh day and set

it apart, because on it He rested from all His

work which Alahim in creating had made."

  Some have claimed the Commandment of the

Shabath day was not repeated in the “NT”, so it

may be disregarded by Gentiles who believe in

Yahusha. In all Scripture, the Shabath is mentioned

170 times. 61 of the 170 are found between Mt. & Revelation,

so the claim it is not repeated is untrue.

Hebrews reminds us of the foundation of  the world,

and how we are to rest on the 7th day:

“For we who have believed do enter into that rest,

as He has said, “As I swore in My wrath, if they shall

enter into My rest ...” And yet His works have come

into being from the foundation of the world.

For somewhere He has said thus about the seventh

day, ‘And Alahim rested on the seventh day from

all His works,’ and in this again, ‘If they shall enter

into My rest …’  Since then it remains for some to

enter into it, and those who formerly received the

besorah did not enter in because of disobedience,

He again defines a certain day, ‘Today,’ saying

through Daud so much later, as it has been said,

‘Today, if you hear His Voice, do not harden your

hearts.’ For if Yahusha had given them rest, He

would not have spoken of another day after that.

So there remains a Sabbath-keeping for the people

of Alahim.”  - Heb. 4:3-9

 Our Hebrew roots were intentionally severed by

Church (Circus) “fathers”, Councils, and edicts.  The

sign of the 7th day was removed, and another sign

(mark) was invented to show compliance in a beastly

system under a woman (church).

Eusibius of Caesaria recorded in his Ecclesiastical

History the words of Emperor Constantine,

“let us have nothing in common with the

hostile rabble of the Yahudim”.

Anti-Semitism was the norm among the State Church

fathers”.  Shabath was very repugnant to them.

  According to the Council of Laodicea,

all who observe the Shabath as a day of rest from work

were labelled Judaizers, heretics, and anathema.

This meant they were worthy of death.

 

  Observing Shabath by resting is addressed at Hebrews 4, and associated with imitating Yahuah,

Who rested from His work on the 7th day of the week,

which He established as the sign of the Eternal Covenant.

(Ez 20:12, Ex 31:13, YashaYahu 56:2-7).

YAHUSHA WILL LOOK FOR THE FRUIT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

At Yahusha's return, He will gather all who have

held fast to His Covenant, all peoples that have

guarded His Shabath:

“Also the sons of the foreigner who join them-

selves to Yahuah to serve Him, and to love the

Name of Yahuah, to be His servants, all who

guard the Shabath, and not profane it, and hold

fast to My Covenant – them I shall bring to My

qodesh mountain, and let them rejoice in My

house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their

offerings are accepted on My altar, for My house

is called a house of prayer for all the peoples.”  YashaYahu / Isa 56:6, 7

 

 

TRIBULATION WARNING FOR LAST DAYS:

“And pray that your flight does not

take place in winter or on the Shabath. Mt. 24:20 

  His chosen ones have always behaved differently

from the lost. The lost cannot discern the Voice of

the Shepherd. They have been taught “legalism” is

a negative attribute, a character flaw.

Their conscience fails to warn them, it is seared as

with a hot iron. Acts 15;21 shows us that gentiles

were to further their knowledge of Yahuah’s Torah:

“For from ancient generations Mosheh has, in

every city, those proclaiming him – being read in

the congregations every Shabath.”

 

  The cultures of the entire planet affirm the 7-day week. 108 of their languages base the name for the 7th day on the original Hebrew word: Ancient Syriac: shabatho, Babylonian: sabatu, Arabic: assabt, Etheopic: sanbat, Armenian: shapat, Polynesian: hari sabtu, Swahili: assabt, Latin: Sabbatum, Italian: Sabbato, Spanish: Sabado, Russian: Subbota, Polish: Sobota, Assyrian: Sabata, Tigre: Sanbat, Kurdish: Shamba, Georgian: Shabati, Morduin: Subbota, Portuguese: Sabbado, New Slovenian: Sobota, Prussian: Sabatico.

 

TWISTING SCRIPTURE

Translations alter key texts, making it seem the first followers behaved in a new pattern, resting on “Sun-day” rather than the Shabath.

The KJV says “first day of the week”, making it appear the disciples met in this pattern. They promote the idea that “Sun-day” supersedes the Shabath. Here is the KJV:

Act 20:7, 8:  And upon the first day of the

week, when the disciples came together to

break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready

to depart on the morrow; and continued his

speech until midnight. And there were  many

lights in the upper chamber where they were

gathered together.

  In the Greek it does not say “the first day of the

week”, but rather first Sabbaton

(Greek transliteration form, “Shabath”).

The words “day of the” are added by translators.

The context is ignored, and it is made to seem that

Paul was officiating at a “Sun-day” meeting.

Break bread” refers to a fellowship meal.

It was at the close of the Shabath they came together

because Paul was departing the next morning,

explaining the “lamps” in the upper room.

Paul spoke to them for hours, even past midnight.

This  day was the “first Sabbaton” in the count to

Shabuoth mentioned later in the chapter:

Act 20:16:  For Paul had decided to sail past

Ephesos, so that he might lose no time in Asia, for

he was hurrying to be at Yerushalayim, if possible,

on the day of Shabuoth (now called Pentecost)".

  Shabuoth is the morrow after the 7th Shabath (Greek, "Sabbaton"),

counted from the day after the weekly Shabath

during Unleavened Bread,  called First-fruits

(a shadow of Yahusha’s resurrection).

  Paul was intending to be in Yerushalayim in order

to observe Shabuoth, the anniversary of the giving

of Torah at Sinai. How “legalistic” of him, eh?

 

ANOTHER KJV EXAMPLE    Revelation 1:10:

" I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day "

 This KJV passage is used to steer the idea that

Lord’s day” refers to the first day of the week.

The revelation shown to him by Yahusha

concerned the future “Day of Yahuah” spoken of

by all the prophets. Yahukanon is not telling us

what day of the week it happened to be, but rather

that he was “in the Spirit” and shown the future

Day of Yahuah that is coming. It’s prophecy.

 

REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY

  Most teach that Yahuah has replaced His

people, Yisharal (Israel), with foreigners.

  They are taught to shun the Commandments

that define sin for us. To them, what was once an

offense, even an abomination, is considered annulled.

Obeying the Covenant is “legalism” the attempt to earn salvation by works.

Faith, without works, is dead. Works perfects our faith.

  Obeying Yahuah’s Commandments is evidence

that we belong to Him. The Shabath day is a sign

between Yahuah and His people forever.

If Replacement Theology is true, and Yahuah has

replaced His people, then He has broken His Word.

Here’s what He says about it:

“Have you not observed what these people have

spoken, saying, ‘The two clans which Yahuah has

chosen have been rejected by Him’? So they have

despised My people no more to be a nation before

them. Thus said Yahuah, ‘If My covenant is not

with day and night, and if I have not appointed the

laws of the heavens and earth, then I would also

reject the descendants of YaAqob and Daud My

servant, so that I should not take of his descend-

ants to be rulers over the descendants of Abra-

ham, Yitshaq, and YaAqob. For I shall turn back

their captivity, and have compassion on them.’ ”

Jer / YirmeYahu 33:24-26

EDICT OF CONSTANTINE, 321 CE:

“On the venerable Day of the Sun let the magistrates and people residing in cities rest, and let all workshops be closed. In the country, however, persons engaged in agriculture may freely and lawfully continue their pursuits; because it often happens that another day is not so suitable for grain-sowing or for vine-planting; lest by neglecting the proper moment for such operations the bounty of heaven should be lost.” 

March, 7, 321 CE  (Violation called for the death penalty)

YAHUAH GAVE HIS WORD

  As for changing His Covenant, or casting off His people, Yahuah made this promise:

Jer 31:35 "Thus said Yahuah, Who gives the sun

for a light by day, and the laws of the moon and

the stars for a light by night, who stirs up the sea,

and its waves roar – Yahuah Tsabaoth is His

Name: ‘If these laws vanish from before Me,’

declares Yahuah, ‘then the seed of Yisharal shall

also cease from being a nation before Me forever.’

Thus said Yahuah, ‘If the heavens above could be

measured, and the foundations of the earth

searched out beneath, I would also cast off all the

seed of Yisharal for all that they have done,’

declares Yahuah.”   Jer / YirmeYahu 31:35-37

  Outsiders must “engraft” and become partakers

of the promises through the Everlasting Covenant.

At Col. 2:16 we read:  Let no one therefore judge

you in eating or in drinking, or in respect of a feast

or a new moon or Shabaths which are a shadow

of what is to come for the Body of  the Mashiak.”

Shabaths, feasts, and so on are how we are differ

from the beast system that wants to judge us.

 The festivals are redemptive shadows, a format of how Yahusha is redeeming His wife, Yisharal. Within the 7-day week we find the sign of the Eternal Covenant, the 7th day: Uyiqara / Lev 23:3: Six days work is done, but the seventh day is a Shabath of rest, a set-apart miqra. You do no work, it is a Shabath to Yahuah in all your dwellings. We rest in our dwelling on Shabath.

 

COMMERCE CEASES

Shemoth/Ex 16:29: "See, because Yahuah has

given you the Shabath, therefore He is giving

you bread for two days on the sixth day. Let

each one stay in his place, do not let anyone

go out of his place on the seventh day."

Yahuah explained how to observe the Shabath.

We stay in our place, and observe the day in our

dwelling, resting. Catholicism ordered weekly

attendance for all laity (people) under pain of

mortal sin on Sunday, but Yahuah said no such

thing even for His Shabath day. We may meet

together for study and praise on any day, include

ing Shabath, if it is within a Shabath distance

(Acts 1:12). We are ordered to meet together 3

times in a year, at the festivals of Yahuah—Dt 16.

 

CATHOLICISM’S MARK OF AUTHORITY

The Catechism of Catholic Doctrine states:

“QUESTION: Which is the Sabbath day?

ANSWER: Saturday is the Sabbath day.

QUESTION: Why do we observe Sunday in

stead of Saturday?

ANSWER: We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church, in the Council of Laodicea (AD 365) transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.”

Catholic Record," London/Ontario, Sept. 1, 1923:

"Sunday is our mark of authority. The church is above the Bible,

and this transference of Sabbath observance (to Sunday) is proof of that fact." 

H. F. Thomas, Chancellor of Cardinal Gibbons:

"Of course the Catholic Church claims that the

change was her act... And the act is a MARK of

her ecclesiastical authority in religious things."

 

WHAT IS THE MARK OF THE BEAST?

It’s here, and it might be on you. It has a purpose,

and is related to “buying and selling.”

There is a riddle at Revelation 13 involving buying and selling, and a mark of a beast allows those who obey the beast to buy and sell whenever they like. To solve the riddle, we have to correctly interpret the words wisdom and beast, and how buying and selling is related to a mark.

Essentially there is a distinction drawn between those who engage in commercial activity,

and those who do not engage in it.

The riddle has to be interpreted by those having wisdom.

What is “wisdom”?

Pro 9:10:  “The fear of Yahuah is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the set-apart One is understanding.”

  Those who know Yahuah possess wisdom and understanding because they have His instructions for living: His Torah. They are not lawless, so they obey (worship) Yahuah. They have a sign that marks them as Yahuah’s people. The sign between Yahuah and His people forever is the 7th day of each week, the Shabath (Sabbath, Ex. 31:16, 17, Ezek. 20:12). Shabath is a word that means “cease”. Commercial activity comes to a halt. Someone might say, resting on the Shabath day is 'Judaizing', we're not under the law.  It’s the penalty of the law we’re not under, Yahusha took that penalty for us. No mention of a change in the Commandment exists in Scripture, but Catholicism claims the change made by Constantine is their "mark" of authority. When asked about the end of days, Yahusha said "And pray that your flight does not take place in winter or on the Shabath." (Mt. 24:20)

He wasn't referring to Constantine's Day of the Sun, Sun-Day. NekemYah (Nehemiah) was the mayor/governor of Yerushalayim when Koresh allowed the Yahudim to rebuild the city after 70 years of captivity in Babel. Read chapter 13 and note how people were engaging in trade on the Shabath, and why he put a stop to it. Commerce is forbidden on the Shabath under penalty of death. The beast system made it law to work on the Shabath; so who’s your daddy - Rome (the beast), or Yahuah?

 

THE RIDDLE at Revelation 13 is unsolvable for those who do not have wisdom. Those without wisdom are unable to interpret the number of the beast, and so are looking for chips and barcodes  -neither of which are violations of any Commandments. Engaging in commercial activity on the Shabath day clearly marks a person as being a servant of the beast, the primary scheme of the dragon. The “forehead” is the repository of our thinking; the “right hand” is our outward behavior, revealing what is in our “forehead”. Our obedience of Torah is the sign we serve Yahuah. If we engage in commerce on Shabath, we serve the beast. The beast is set up as principalities and powers over all nations under its authority, given to it by the dragon (serpent). The beast seeks worship, obedience, and compliance, setting itself against Yahuah’s Torah.
  The beast endeavors to misdirect all people
away from Torah, and hide the true Name of salvation, and His Word (wisdom), misleading the nations. Those without the beast’s mark do not buy and sell by their own choice, not the beast’s. Why would some choose to not buy and sell, and who are they?  They are Covenant keepers, the Natsarim.

What or who is the beast?

It operates in 3 echelons of control: 

clergy