Following on from the idea that the Moedim of Yah were created on day 4 (or 7), and listed in Leviticus 23, we find that pre-eminent place is given to the 7th day; the Sabbath day.
Deu 5:12 `Observe the day of the sabbath–to sanctify it, as Jehovah thy God hath commanded thee;
Deu 5:13 six days thou dost labour, and hast done all thy work,
Deu 5:14 and the seventh day is a sabbath to Jehovah thy God; thou dost not do any work, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy man-servant, and thy handmaid, and thine ox, and thine ass, and all thy cattle, and thy sojourner who is within thy gates; so that thy man-servant, and thy handmaid doth rest like thyself;
Deu 5:15 and thou hast remembered that a servant thou hast been in the land of Egypt, and Jehovah thy God is bringing thee out thence by a strong hand, and by a stretched-out arm; therefore hath Jehovah thy God commanded thee to keep the day of the sabbath.
Yah is quite adamant about the Sabbath and we ignore it at our peril.
Roman Catholics claim that they have the right to change Yah’s (Saturday) Sabbath to the Constantinian ‘Venerable day of the sun’; but keeping a Sunday Sabbath is a Babylonian tradition and it is a blasphemy as such to pretend that man has the authority to adapt pagan traditions as tools with which to worship Yah.
That being said, we must be careful to correctly separate Sabbath commandments from Sabbath tradition. According to the Psalms, on Sabbath we rest, we meditate and we commune together. Anything else is a tradition and not a commandment.
The Rabbis have made Sabbath a nightmare by mal-interpretation of the idea of not working on sabbath. I work as a computer programmer, therefore I do not program computers on Shabbat for that is my normal work. Rabbinical interpretation however takes the idea of work as the expenditure of energy of any kind. It is thus (to them) ‘work’ to carry something etc. etc.
It is also forbidden for a smelter to kindle his fire, which the rabbis interpret as firstly applying to everybody, and secondly to not only lighting a fire but switching on an electric light or any appliance or even pressing the buttons on a lift/elevator. One lady knocked on my door to request that I remove the automatic lamp on the stairs outside the apartment because it caused her to ‘sin’ as the light came on on Shabbat.
On the other hand, many business deals are made in the synagogue at the Shabbat service, which the scriptures forbid.
So how do I personally keep Sabbath? I am in my late sixties and my family is grown up and left home. But we usually have Shabbat dinner with other truth seekers, either on Friday evening or on Saturday evening depending upon commitments. Often we visit my son and his family for lunch on Saturday, sometimes I write, we (my wife and I) meditate and discuss the things of Yah, and we try to rest.
In my house I take responsibility for the way I and my family keep Sabbath, within the framework that Yah supplies. If I want to do candles, bread wine and blessings, then that is my privilage, Shabbat is made for me and I am not its slave, as long as I observe the basics, then I am at liberty to enjoy.
By keeping (Saturday) Shabbat we demonstrate that we have separated ourselves unto Yah to keep his commandments not man’s (or Satan’s) traditions. But keeping Shabbat is not easy in those places where a Sunday (or Friday) is considered the norm and there are times when circumstance make life difficult, but do not despair Yah knows that donkeys fall into pits on Shabbat as well.
He in turn reminds us that it is He who brought us out of slavery, with the implication that He can easily put us back into slavery. The nation that keeps a national Saturday Shabbat will indeed be great. But the nation that keeps the Sunday of Babylon throws its godship in Yah’s face. To keep Sunday is to tell Yah that man is greater than God!