A Sabbath Message 04/15/23 – Sabbath 2.0, Again

Today is the sabbath of the Lord who is Lord of the sabbath.  (Matt. 12:8) For in six days He restored the earth after it came to a complete utter ruin in Genesis 1:2. [“without form” in Gen.1:2 and “in vain” in Is. 45:18 are from the same Hebrew term: 8414 – תּהוּ – tôhû – to’-hoo – From an unused root meaning to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), that is, desert; figuratively a worthless thing; adverbially in vain. KJV Usage: confusion, empty place, without form, nothing, (thing of) nought, vain, vanity, waste, wilderness.] And He rested on the seventh day and sanctified it. (Gen. 2:1-3)

Today is also an annual sabbath or holy convocation, which just happened to fall an a weekly sabbath like last week’s weekly sabbath. It is the last or seventh day of the seven days of unleavened bread.

Leviticus 23:4-8

KJV(i) 4 These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons. 5 In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD’s passover. 6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. 7 In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. 8 But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

ASV(i) 4 These are the set feasts of Jehovah, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their appointed season. 5 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, is Jehovah’s Passover. 6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto Jehovah: seven days ye shall eat unleavened bread. 7 In the first day ye shall have a holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work. 8 But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto Jehovah seven days: in the seventh day is a holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work.

LITV(i) 4 These are appointed seasons of Jehovah, holy gatherings which you shall proclaim in their appointed seasons: 5 In the first month, on the fourteenth of the month, between the evenings is the Passover to Jehovah. 6 And on the fifteenth of this month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to Jehovah; you shall eat unleavened things seven days. 7 On the first day you shall have a holy gathering; you shall do no work of service; 8 and you shall bring near a fire offering to Jehovah seven days; and the seventh day shall be a holy gathering; you shall do no work of service.

{Again, days are reckoned from sunset to sunset.}

Today also parallels with the fall of Jericho. (Joshua 5:10-6:1-16)

This is when the feast of weeks (firstfruits) and today known as Pentecost began to be kept.

Leviticus 23:9-11

KJV(i) 9 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When (H3588) ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest: 11 And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.

*H3588 – כּי – kı̂y – kee – A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed. KJV Usage: and, + (forasmuch, inasmuch, where-) as, assured [-ly], + but, certainly, doubtless, + else, even, + except, for, how, (because, in, so, than) that, + nevertheless, now, rightly, seeing, since, surely, then, therefore, + (al-) though, + till, truly, + until, when, whether, while, who, yea, yet,

The children of Israel didn’t cross over Jorden until 40 years after the Exodus in the spring of 1406 BC. [The Exodus was in the spring of 1446 BC. – See Missing Links – Appendix II] They wandered in the wilderness and did not farm for they ate the manna (H4478/G3131) from heaven. (Ex. 16:31-35)

*H4478 – מן – mân – mawn – From H4100; literally a whatness (so to speak), that is, manna (so called from the question about it) KJV Usage: manna.

>H4100 – מה מ־ מ־ מה מה – mâh mah mâ ma meh – maw,mah,maw,mah,meh –
A primitive particle; properly interrogitive what ? (including how ?, why ? and when ?); but also exclamations like what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively thatwhich); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjugational sneses. KJV Usage: how (long, oft, [-soever]), [no-] thing, what (end, good, purpose, thing), whereby (-fore, -in, -to, -with), (for) why.

*G3131 – μάνναmanna – (i.e. man), an edible gum
Derivation: of Hebrew origin (H4478); KJV Usage: manna.

Compare Exodus 12 – 13:7 with Joshua 4:19 – 6:16

Revelation 2:17

KJV(i) 17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden (G2928) manna (G3131), and will give him a white (G3022) stone(G5586), and in the stone a new (G2537) name (G3686) written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

*G2028 – κρύπτω – to conceal (properly, by covering) Derivation: a primary verb; KJV Usage: hide (self), keep secret, secret(-ly).

*G3022 – λευκός – white. Derivation: from λύκη (“light”); KJV Usage: white

*G5586 – ψῆφος – a pebble (as worn smooth by handling), i.e. (by implication, of use as a counter or ballot) a verdict (of acquittal) or ticket (of admission); a vote. Derivation: from the same as G5584; KJV Usage: stone, voice.

>G5584 – ψηλαφάω – to manipulate, i.e. verify by contact; figuratively, to search for. Derivation: from the base of G5567 (compare G5586); KJV Usage: feel after, handle, touch.

*G2537 – καινός – Derivation: of uncertain affinity; new (especially in freshness; while G3501 is properly so with respect to age. KJV Usage: new.

*G3686 – ὄνομα – a “name” (literally or figuratively) (authority, character)
Derivation: from a presumed derivative of the base of G1097 (compare G3685); KJV Usage: called, (+ sur-)name(-d).

>G1097 – γινώσκω – to “know” (absolutely) in a great variety of applications and with many implications (as follow, with others not thus clearly expressed) Derivation: a prolonged form of a primary verb; KJV Usage: allow, be aware (of), feel, (have) know(-ledge), perceived, be resolved, can speak, be sure, understand.

John 6:43-51

KJV(i) 43 Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves. 44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. 46 Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father. 47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. 48 I am that bread of life. 49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. 50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. 51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

Have a double restful sabbath.


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