Against popular belief and teaching, our salvation is NOT tied to the law of MaShaH (Moses) but in FACT goes back to the promise YaHuWaH made with ABRaHaM. The law was for the lawless and was ONLY for a specific purpose and time! Just like training wheels on a bike, its ONLY there for a period time, which is to help you learn to ride a bike. Once you know how ride a bike, those training wheels are no longer necessary! Just like a teacher or schoolmaster, they are there to teach us, but once we graduate from school we take all we have leaned and leave school.
18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but ALaHiYM gave it to ABRaHaM by promise.
24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto MaShiYaCh, that we might be justified by faith.
25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
The subject of shabath has been the center of confusion for centuries but when we take a step back, and humbly seek the truth (the ruwach of YaHuWShuWA), he will teach us and lead us into all truth. The ShaBaTh goes all the way back to the beginning when YaHuWaH rested (BaRaShiYTh 2:2 “Genesis”), and lots of “Back to Torah” teachers use Luke 23:56 to say that after YaHuWShuWA died on the tree, that the disciples continued to keep the shabath.
56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.
When we take a look in the Strong’s Concordance at that word Sabbath in Luke 23:56, we get G4521 σάββατον
We read here that the seventh day of week was called Shabbath (a rest day) and that it also required a QaDaSh (set part) festival. We also read further and find that its root word for ShaBaTh takes us back to the ABaRiY or Hebrew H7673
We see that the root word ShaBaTh in ABaRiY (Hebrew) means to cease, rest, put an end to, so for the ABaRiY people and in their culture the 7th day was called ShaBaTh (a day of rest). YaHuWShuWA Ha’MaShiYaCh said himself that he supersedes or is master of the shabath, and so when he died on the tree, he became our rest (MaTaThiYaHuW 12:1-8 “Matthew”, Mark 2:23-28 and Luke 6:1-5). His death also put to rest, caused to cease, put away or exterminated all required festivals and feasts days. We must remember that back then many were still keeping these feasts but were still living unrighteous lives in the eyes of YaHuWaH (Pharisees and Sadducee’s included). Just because people were growing out their beards, cutting foreskins, wearing head coverings, keeping the old law, etc, didn’t mean they received the truth (the RuWaCh of YaHuWShuWA) in their hearts / mind.
When we have Ha’QaDasH RuWaCh (the set apart spirit) of YaHuWShuWA in us, he becomes our eternal rest in which we rest daily. So what the disciples where doing in Luke 23:56 was simply just resting on that seventh day. YaHuWShuWA speaks about working on the ShaBaTh in MaTaThiYaHuW 12:8-13 “Matthew”. It is silly to think that on Saturday (the seventh day of the week) if someone needed prayer, or if someone wanted you to share the truth of scripture with them or that the work around your house all needed to cease due to the Law, is ridiculous. Again YaHuWShuWA ended the old Law (on the tree) and created the new covenant which is about the righteousness of the Law.
Do we grow our beards out, do we keep the feasts days, do we need to wear head covering, all these questions are answered in
this beautiful teaching. If we live by the law, then we will be judged by the law. Take your bibles, pen, pencils, paper or notepads and follow along with ACh Mike (from Followers Of The Way) in this dynamic teaching regarding the law. Its time to again break chains off of brains!