Shabbat - (Sabbath Rest)

 

The Commandment to observe a Sabbath Rest is first found in the book of Genesis as the seventh day of creation, where YHVH Himself rested from His work, blessed the day, and set it aside as holy. (Genesis 2:2-3). This day of holiness and rest is found throughout both the Tenach and the Brit Ha'dashah and is specifically commanded by God in the Ten Commandments. (Exodus 20:8-11)

 

The Sabbath is considered a sign of the covenant between YHVH and His people. It was observed by Yeshua throughout his life and ministry, and by the first century believers including the 12 apostles and Shaul (Paul). 

 

We observe the Sabbath today by meeting together to study His Word, spending time with family and friends. We also pray, read, and rejuvinate. Sabbath begins at sundown on Friday night with the lighting of two candles, and sharing of challah bread and wine (or juice). If you would like to learn how to observe a Friday night Shabbat, just let us know.

 

Sabbath is the most important of all the Feasts of YHVH, as it is a weekly reminder of our "rest" in Yeshua as a way to salvation. We rest in Him, trusting Him for salvation through faith, not of our own works.

 

Read more about the Sabbath Rest at Hebrew4Christians.com.