The Book of Jubilees: The Torah Calendar eBook - Book - Page 273
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does scripture profess the Sabbath is forever in your generations for a perpetual
and everlasting covenant by a statute forever? (Ex. 31:13, 16, Lev. 16:31, 24:8)
Why did Jesus(Yahusha) say he did not come to abolish it? (Matt. 5:17-20) In fact,
why does He declare Himself “Lord of the Sabbath” (Mark 2:28) only to abolish
it which He says He would not? (Matt. 5:17-20) Why would He create a day for
man and then eliminate that day altogether? (Mark 2:27)
For this is the Day of Rest created for man (Mark 2:27) to rejuvenate in the
presence of our Creator. He knows we need that and without it, we will never
have the needed fuel nor will we ever apply our full armor. (Mark 2:27) This is
never a suggestion but in Israel, to defile this day in many references, would mean
death (Ex. 31:14-15, 35:2, Jub. 50:13). Even when Yahuah rained manna from
Heaven, He refrained on the seventh day (Ex. 16:26).
Did Messiah void the law? No (Matt. 5:17-20). Did Paul? No (Rom. 3:31, 2:13,
7:12, 7:22). Did Luke? No (Acts 24:14, 25:8). Paul’s responses to gnostic teachings
and Pharisees are never repudiating the law which he says is holy, just and good.
His context is one of application of the law which is not the Pharisee nor gnostic
way of additives and leaven.
We are told to remember the Sabbath (Ex. 20:8) because He knew we would
forget and we have generally. The Book of Jubilees foretold this thousands of
And they will forget all My law and all My commandments and all My judgments,
and will go astray as to new moons, and sabbaths, and festivals, and jubilees, and
And all the children of Yisrael will forget and will not find the path of the years, and
will forget the new months, and seasons, and Sabbaths and they will go wrong as to
all the order of the years.
Adam kept the Sabbath in the Garden or he would be breaking the Law in
Yahuah’s very presence where Yahuah was keeping the Sabbath but we are told
he was hiding it from Adam somehow. That defies logic and Jubilees clarifies this.
Even Moses recognizes that the Sabbath was blessed and hallowed at Creation
(Ex. 20:11). The Sabbath was created for ALL ages and has been kept all along
though there have been those who have forgotten along the way. This was the
case in Israel by the time of Moses and it was renewed not new. No scripture ever
says it was new if you truly read them in context.