Hebrew Roots research by Lew White
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.”
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
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.
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
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.
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:
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.
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
for those who do not have
Those without wisdom are unable to interpret the number of the beast, and so are
-neither of which are violations of any Commandments. Engaging in
on the Shabath day clearly
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
revealing what is in our “forehead”. Our
obedience of Torah
we serve Yahuah. If we engage in commerce on Shabath, we serve the beast.
The beast is set up as
over all nations under its authority, given to it by the
The beast seeks worship, obedience, and compliance, setting itself against
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: