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Series: “The Holy Days of Our Lord (2012)”
with Myles and Katharine Weiss
On location in Israel, we created this presentation of the holidays our Lord celebrated. Given to Moses on Mt. Sinai, these celebrations comprise one of the most fascinating studies of Biblical types and shadows. Since knowledge of these feasts seems to repose mainly with Jewish people, whether Messianic or other, we wanted to acquaint our large audience with this information. Few churches or seminaries teach what we take up in this series. Below are descriptions of each program.
Episode: “Sabbath”
Standing by a stream in the desert, Zola reads from Exodus and teaches about the day of rest. He draws a contrast between this commandment and where Christian people find their “rest.” Rabbi Henri Noach explains why this one observance most distinguishes the Jewish people.

Caption transcript for The Holy Days of Our Lord (2012): “Sabbath” (10/11)

  • 00:03 IT IS WRITTEN IN THE SCRIPTURES THAT WE SHOULD JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM THREE TIMES A YEAR.
  • 00:08 WE ARE GOING UP TO THE CITY OF GOD,
  • 00:10 TO JERUSALEM, TO CELEBRATE.
  • 00:17 THE LORD TOLD THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL TO HONOR SEVEN HOLY CELEBRATIONS EACH YEAR
  • 00:22 INVOLVING THREE JOURNEYS TO JERUSALEM.
  • 00:25 EACH FESTIVAL WOULD BE UNIQUELY FULFILLED IN THE COMING OF THE MESSIAH.
  • 00:43 SHALOM AND WELCOME
  • 00:44 TO ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS
  • 00:46 I'M MYLES
  • 00:46 THIS IS MY WIFE KATHARINE
  • 00:48 AND WE'RE CONTINUING IN OUR SERIES
  • 00:49 "THE HOLY DAYS OF OUR LORD".
  • 00:51 THIS WEEK WE'RE GOING TO BE SPEAKING ABOUT SHABBAT, THE SABBATH.
  • 00:55 EXODUS CHAPTER 20, VERSE 8 TELLS US IN THE HEBREW,
  • 00:57 (SPEAKING HEBREW)...
  • 01:00 WHICH MEANS "REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY AND KEEP IT HOLY".
  • 01:04 IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE A SPECIAL DAY.
  • 01:06 IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE A WONDERFUL DAY.
  • 01:08 THE SHABBAT WAS ALWAYS INTENDED NOT TO BE A BURDEN BUT TO BE A DELIGHT.
  • 01:11 IT'S TO BE A TIME WHERE YOU AND I CAN RELAX AND BREATHE
  • 01:16 AND JUST RECEIVE FROM GOD HIS REST...
  • 01:19 NOT TRY TO ACHIEVE REST.
  • 01:20 EXACTLY
  • 01:21 AND BECAUSE OF YESHUA WE CAN HAVE THAT REST ALL THE TIME.
  • 01:24 BUT LET'S GO TO ZOLA AS HE TEACHES US ABOUT THE SABBATH FROM ISRAEL
  • 01:27 ON LOCATION WITH ZOLA RIGHT NOW.
  • 01:31 "REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY TO KEEP IT HOLY"
  • 01:34 "SIX DAYS YOU SHALL LABOR AND DO YOUR WORK"
  • 01:37 "BUT THE SEVENTH DAY IS THE SABBATH OF THE LORD YOUR GOD."
  • 01:41 "IN IT YOU SHALL DO NO WORK"
  • 01:43 "FOR IN SIX DAYS THE LORD MADE HEAVEN AND EARTH, THE SEA AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM"
  • 01:49 "AND RESTED ON THE SEVENTH DAY."
  • 01:52 "THEREFORE THE LORD BLESSED THE SABBATH DAY AND HALLOWED IT."
  • 01:57 SHALOM...HELLO AGAIN.
  • 01:59 WELL THERE ARE PEACEFUL SPOTS IN ISRAEL.
  • 02:01 YOU KNOW YOU WOULDN'T THINK SO FROM WATCHING THE NEWS
  • 02:03 AND THE WAY THEY COVER THIS PLACE
  • 02:05 BUT THERE ARE PLENTY OF PLACES...
  • 02:06 WE'RE NEAR JERUSALEM REALLY...
  • 02:08 UP KIND OF IN THE MOUNTAINS IN THE NORTH OF JERUSALEM...
  • 02:11 A BABBLING BROOK...
  • 02:13 PEOPLE COME HERE TO HIKE AND SO FORTH
  • 02:15 AND PEOPLE COME HERE TO REST
  • 02:17 AND THAT'S WHAT SABBATH IS ALL ABOUT.
  • 02:20 I ONCE PICKED UP A TALMUD JUST FOR FUN BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY SABBATH LAWS IN JUDAISM
  • 02:25 AND I WAS CURIOUS HOW THEY WERE ALL WRITTEN OUT AND SO ON
  • 02:28 AND IF I REMEMBER RIGHT THERE WERE HUNDREDS OF CHAPTERS OF RULES, VERY COMPLICATED RULES.
  • 02:35 YOU CAN WEAR A CERTAIN COAT BUT YOU CAN'T CARRY IT.
  • 02:38 YOU CAN WALK SO MANY YARDS...
  • 02:40 THIS AND THAT TO KEEP THIS DAY OF REST.
  • 02:45 BUT THE BIBLE IN EXODUS 20, A FAMOUS PASSAGE,
  • 02:49 IT SAYS SIMPLY THIS,
  • 03:24 ONE OF THE SMALL CLAUSES IN THAT A STRANGER THAT'S AMONG YOU...
  • 03:28 HE'S NOT SUPPOSED TO WORK EITHER
  • 03:30 AND YET A TRADITION HAS GROWN UP IN THE JEWISH COMMUNITY
  • 03:34 TO USE A FRIENDLY GENTILE PERSON TO TURN THE LIGHTS ON,
  • 03:39 FOR EXAMPLE, YOU CAN'T TURN LIGHTS ON.
  • 03:42 THE GENTILE CAN ALSO, I DON'T KNOW, TURN ON THE TV PERHAPS THIS SORT OF THING,
  • 03:49 BUT REALLY SCRIPTURALLY THAT ISN'T VALID.
  • 03:52 THE TALMUD, AS I MENTIONED, IS A COMMENTARY ON SCRIPTURE, RABBINICAL WISDOM AND SO FORTH
  • 03:59 THAT, TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH, IN RABBINICAL JUDAISM IT TAKES PRECEDENCE OVER THE BIBLICAL OR SCRIPTURAL JUDAISM.
  • 04:09 YOU KNOW SOMEBODY COMMENTED
  • 04:10 THAT SINCE THE FIRST CENTURY ONLY TWO KINDS OF JUDAISM HAVE SURVIVED...
  • 04:14 THE KIND OF PHARISAICAL JUDAISM THAT WE FIND AMONG THE ORTHODOX AND MESSIANIC JUDAISM,
  • 04:22 THE JEWISH BELIEVERS, THOSE WHO BELIEVE TO THE JEWISH MESSIAH IN THE FIRST CENTURY
  • 04:26 ALSO HAVE COME DOWN TO US,
  • 04:28 A REMNANT IN EVERY GENERATION,
  • 04:30 AND A REMNANT TODAY.
  • 04:31 WELL THE SABBATH IS BLESSED FROM CREATION.
  • 04:34 IT HAS ALWAYS MARKED THE JEW WHEREVER HE WAS.
  • 04:37 AND YOU KNOW GOD HONORED IT HIMSELF AND MADE THEM HONOR IT OUT IN THE WILDERNESS.
  • 04:43 DURING THE EXODUS MANNA WAS ABSENT ON THE SABBATH.
  • 04:46 MANNA CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN TO FEED THE PEOPLE AS THEY WANDERED IN THE SINAI
  • 04:50 BUT THERE WAS A DOUBLE PORTION ON FRIDAY
  • 04:53 AND NO MANNA ON SATURDAY.
  • 04:55 AND THAT OF COURSE OUTLINED VERY CLEARLY TO THEM
  • 04:58 THEY COULDN'T EVEN GO TO THE WORK OF GATHERING THE STUFF
  • 05:00 BUT THEY GATHERED IT ON FRIDAY
  • 05:02 AND THEN THEY COULD EAT IT ON SATURDAY.
  • 05:05 THE TRADITION TODAY, I COULD GO ON AND ON AND THIS PROGRAM COULD LAST A MONTH
  • 05:10 BUT THE PRIMARY ONES, USUALLY TWO CANDLES ARE LIT
  • 05:15 AND THE MOTHER OF THE HOUSE LIGHTS THEM,
  • 05:18 SHE SAYS A BLESSING OVER THEM,
  • 05:19 THERE'S VARIOUS TRADITIONS.
  • 05:21 IN ONE SHE'S CASTING OFF EVIL SPIRITS.
  • 05:24 IN ANOTHER, SINCE SHE'S NOT SUPPOSED TO KINDLE A FIRE ON THE SABBATH,
  • 05:28 SHE LIGHTS THE CANDLES FIRST AT SUNDOWN,
  • 05:31 THEN COVERS HER EYES SO SHE DOESN'T SEE THE FLAMES AND SAYS A BLESSING
  • 05:36 AND THAT MAKES IT LEGAL.
  • 05:38 SHE'S ACTUALLY HIDING THE FLAME FROM HER OWN EYES.
  • 05:43 THESE ARE TRADITIONS.
  • 05:45 THAT IS NOT SCRIPTURAL.
  • 05:47 THERE IS A CUP OF SANCTIFICATION KIND OF THAT FATHER TAKES,
  • 05:52 TWO "CHALLOT", THAT IS TWO...
  • 05:54 THE BREAD CALLED "CHALLOT" IS MADE FROM AN EGG BATTER VERY RICH, VERY TASTY
  • 06:00 AND IT'S THE SABBATH BREAD AND THERE ARE TWO LOAVES USED AT THE TABLE
  • 06:05 AND THIS SIGNIFIES THE DOUBLE MANNA THAT GOD GAVE THEM WHEN THEY WERE OUT IN THE WILDERNESS.
  • 06:12 NOW THEN, THEY CAN'T KINDLE A FIRE
  • 06:14 SO THE RABBIS HAVE RULED THEY CAN'T PRESS AN ELEVATOR BUTTON,
  • 06:19 THEY CAN'T START A CAR, THEY CAN'T STEP ON A PAD THAT OPERATES AN ELECTRIC DOOR...
  • 06:24 ALL OF THAT IS KINDLING A FIRE IN THE RABBI'S VIEW.
  • 06:27 I WOULD QUIBBLE ON THAT...
  • 06:28 I WOULD SAY THAT THE LAW IS...
  • 06:30 ABOUT KINDLING A FIRE...IS ABOUT WOOD GATHERING AND CHOPPING.
  • 06:33 BUILDING A FIRE IS A HARD JOB ESPECIALLY IN THE WILDERNESS.
  • 06:37 IF I START TO BUILD A FIRE HERE
  • 06:39 I'D HAVE TO GO OFF, FIND SOME TREES, CHOP THEM UP, BRING THEM DOWN HERE, GET GOING,
  • 06:43 MAYBE IF I DIDN'T HAVE A MATCH AND HAD TO START A FRICTION FIRE, I WOULD REALLY HAVE TO WORK AT IT.
  • 06:50 THAT TO ME IS THE WORK,
  • 06:52 THAT'S AN OPINION, BUT THEY HAVE RULED THE FIRE ITSELF YOU CAN'T DO.
  • 06:57 SO YOU HAVE WHAT IS CALLED A "SABBATH ELEVATOR"
  • 07:00 HERE IN ISRAEL IN AN ORTHODOX HOTEL WHICH OUR TOUR GROUP USES,
  • 07:04 IT'S A GOOD HOTEL,
  • 07:06 BUT ON THE SABBATH OR ON PASSOVER, ON ANY HOLY DAY,
  • 07:09 AN ELEVATOR OR TWO IS SET TO STOP AT EVERY FLOOR,
  • 07:13 YOU DON'T HAVE TO PUSH A BUTTON,
  • 07:15 YOU JUST GET IN ON ONE AND IF YOU'RE GOING TO 12
  • 07:17 YOU JUST STAND THERE TILL THE THING GETS TO 12...
  • 07:20 IT STOPS EVERY OTHER FLOOR,
  • 07:22 THE DOOR SLOWLY OPENS,
  • 07:23 IT WAITS AWHILE, THEN THE DOOR CLOSES,
  • 07:26 THEN IT GOES UP TWO FLIGHTS AND SO ON...
  • 07:28 YOU CAN GET OFF AT THE ONE BELOW YOUR FLIGHT AND WALK UP
  • 07:31 OR THE ONE ABOVE YOUR FLIGHT AND WALK DOWN.
  • 07:33 STILL I WOULD CHALLENGE THEM THAT THAT WALK ON THE STAIRS
  • 07:35 TAKES MORE WORK THAN SIMPLY PUSHING THE ELEVATOR BUTTON.
  • 07:40 BUT THAT'S THE LAW.
  • 07:43 THEN THE LIGHTS...
  • 07:44 THE LIGHTS ARE A PROBLEM.
  • 07:46 WE USED TO HAVE...
  • 07:48 I RAN INTO AN ORTHODOX RABBI ONCE WHO WATCHED MY PROGRAM ON SATURDAY MORNING,
  • 07:53 WHAT USED TO BE ON FAMILY CHANNEL ON SATURDAY MORNINGS,
  • 07:56 AND I QUESTIONED HIM...
  • 07:58 HE HAD HIS HEAD COVERED...
  • 07:59 I MET HIM HERE IN JERUSALEM BUT HE WAS FROM AMERICA...
  • 08:01 I SAID, "WELL HOW DO YOU HAVE THE TV ON ON SATURDAY MORNING?"
  • 08:03 AND HE CONFESSED THAT HE TURNED IT ON BEFORE SUNDOWN FRIDAY NIGHT TO FAMILY CHANNEL,
  • 08:09 WHICH BACK THEN WAS CBN, CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING NETWORK,
  • 08:12 AND LET THOSE CHRISTIAN PROGRAMS PLAY THROUGH THE ENTIRE NIGHT IN HIS HOME SO THAT AT 9:30 AM
  • 08:19 WHEN I CAME ON IN EAST COAST TIME THAT HE COULD WATCH THE PROGRAM AND THAT'S WHAT HE DID.
  • 08:25 I WAS VERY THRILLED BY THAT BUT HE LIKED MY POSITIVE VIEW OF ISRAEL.
  • 08:29 WE HAVE A GREAT MANY JEWISH VIEWERS
  • 08:31 MOST OF THEM NOT BELIEVING IN MESSIAH
  • 08:34 BUT STILL IN ALL LOVING THE PICTURES OF ISRAEL AND MY ZIONISTIC ATTITUDE
  • 08:39 AND I'M GLAD TO HAVE THEM.
  • 08:42 THERE ARE OTHER LAWS I'M GOING TO GO INTO WHEN WE COME BACK IN BREAK, AFTER THIS.
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  • 11:02 NOW LET'S GO BACK TO THE PROGRAM
  • 11:15 WELL HERE WE ARE IN A RESTFUL VALLEY ON A SABBATH DAY.
  • 11:19 A DAY OF REST... THE ISRAELIS REST
  • 11:22 THEY COME TO PLACES LIKE THIS...
  • 11:23 PERFECTLY LEGAL TO REST OUT HERE.
  • 11:25 BUT I WAS TELLING ABOUT THE RABBI AND THE TV TURNED ON, ON FRIDAY NIGHT
  • 11:29 AND LET IT PLAY THROUGH THE NIGHT.
  • 11:31 SOME PEOPLE DON'T USE LIGHTS AT ALL SO AS NOT TO VIOLATE THE SABBATH
  • 11:35 OR THEY TURN THEM ON BEFORE SABBATH
  • 11:38 AND A FUNNY CASE HAPPENED IN ISRAEL A FEW YEARS AGO.
  • 11:42 THEY STARTED BRINGING THE ETHIOPIAN JEWS TO ISRAEL.
  • 11:45 YOU KNOW ISRAEL'S THE ONLY COUNTRY
  • 11:47 THAT EVER BROUGHT BLACK AFRICANS TO THEIR SOCIETY FOR ANYTHING BUT SLAVES.
  • 11:51 THESE JEWS...
  • 11:53 THAT IS THEY WEAR "TALLIT", THEY KEEP THE SCRIPTURAL LAWS,
  • 11:58 THEY KNOW THE SCRIPTURE, THEY KNOW THE TORAH.
  • 12:00 THEY WERE SEPARATED FROM THE REST OF JUDAISM SOME 3,000 YEARS AGO
  • 12:03 BUT THEY OBSERVE THE LAW BECAUSE THEY'VE READ THE LAW AND THAT WAS BEFORE 3,000 YEARS AGO.
  • 12:09 THE EXODUS WAS ABOUT 3,500 YEARS AGO.
  • 12:11 AND THEY USED NO LIGHTS ON THE SABBATH.
  • 12:14 THEY KEEP IT VERY STRICT; THEY SIT IN THE DARK ON SATURDAY.
  • 12:18 IN THE DAYLIGHT YOU COULD READ BY A WINDOW I SUPPOSE BUT OTHERWISE NO LIGHTS.
  • 12:23 AND THE RABBIS OF JERUSALEM TOLD THEM WHEN THEY SAW THEM DOING THIS,
  • 12:28 "WELL LOOK YOU CAN HAVE A FRIENDLY GENTILE TURN ON THE LIGHTS",
  • 12:31 YOU CAN SET A TIMER, THEY HAVE TIMERS TO TURN THE LIGHTS THESE DAYS AND SO YOU COULD DO THAT,
  • 12:39 THEN THEY GAVE THEM VARIOUS IDEAS OF HOW TO GET AROUND THIS
  • 12:44 AND THAT'S WHAT THE ETHIOPIANS SAID,
  • 12:45 THEY SAID, "WE KNOW HOW TO GET AROUND THE LAW, WE'RE TRYING TO KEEP IT."
  • 12:48 OH BOY, THAT STARTED AN ARGUMENT.
  • 12:50 OH, THERE'S OTHER THINGS LIKE THE "ERUV", YOU'RE ONLY SUPPOSED WALK SO FAR ON THE SABBATH
  • 12:56 BUT PEOPLE LET'S SAY WHO LIVE IN A MODERN APARTMENT COMPLEX
  • 12:59 OF MOTHER AND FATHER LIVE IN THIS WING
  • 13:02 AND THE DAUGHTER MARRIED WITH THE GRANDCHILDREN IS OVER HERE
  • 13:06 AND THEY GO BACK AND FORTH AND BACK AND FORTH
  • 13:08 ESPECIALLY ON A SABBATH DAY WHEN NOBODY GOES TO WORK THEY WANT TO VISIT AND THOSE WALKS ADD UP.
  • 13:14 SO SOMEBODY CAME UP WITH THE IDEA
  • 13:16 THAT THEY COULD PUT KIND OF A STRING AROUND THE APARTMENT COMPLEX...
  • 13:19 IT BECAME AN IMAGINARY STRING...
  • 13:21 BUT IT'S CALLED AN ERUV, AND WITHIN THAT ERUV THEY CAN WALK AS FAR AS THEY LIKE.
  • 13:26 WELL I DON'T HAVE TO TELL YOU WHAT HAPPENED NEXT.
  • 13:28 THE ERUVS GOT BIGGER.
  • 13:30 THERE'S AN ERUV AROUND THE WHOLE OF JERUSALEM WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT?
  • 13:33 AROUND THE WHOLE JEWISH COMMUNITY IN BROOKLYN AND ON IT GOES.
  • 13:37 WAYS TO GET AROUND THE LAW AND NOT TO KEEP IT.
  • 13:41 THE TIMERS ARE USED TO DO EVERYTHING FROM SOUP TO NUTS,
  • 13:45 PREPARE WHOLE MEALS AND SO FORTH.
  • 13:47 THE TIMER KINDLES THE FIRE,
  • 13:51 THEN THE PERSON SETS THE TIMER BUT THEY SET IT BEFORE THE SABBATH.
  • 13:57 AGAIN IT SEEMS SO LEGALISTIC AND THAT'S WHAT IT IS IN MY VIEW
  • 14:01 AND A LOT OF PEOPLE'S VIEWS.
  • 14:04 THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR LAWYERS GET CONTROL OF YOUR SOCIETY.
  • 14:07 THE RABBIS ARE REALLY NO LONGER TEACHERS.
  • 14:09 WHEN IN THE NEW TESTAMENT THEY CALL THE LORD "RABBI" THEY MEAN "TEACHER"
  • 14:14 AND THAT'S WHAT THE WORD MEANS.
  • 14:16 AND WHEN I WENT TO HEBREW SCHOOL AS A CHILD WE CALLED THE HEAD TEACHER "RABBI".
  • 14:21 BUT YOU KNOW THEY REALLY APPLY THE LAW THESE DAYS.
  • 14:25 JUDAISM HAS COME DOWN TO RULES AND REGULATIONS AND A PERFORMANCE BEFORE GOD.
  • 14:30 "OBEDIENCE IS BETTER THAN SACRIFICE" THEY SAY
  • 14:33 AND SO THEY CARRY OBEDIENCE TO A TREMENDOUS MEASURE
  • 14:35 NOT BEING ABLE TO SACRIFICE BECAUSE THERE'S NO VALID TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM...
  • 14:40 GOD CHOSE A MOUNTAIN, MT. MARIAH...
  • 14:42 THAT'S THE ONLY PLACE SACRIFICE IS REIFICATIOUS
  • 14:44 AND THESE FELLOWS WHO HAVE THE LAW ALMOST CLUB THE PEOPLE WITH THE LAW.
  • 14:50 WELL PROPHETICALLY THE NEW TESTAMENT IS NOT UNDER THE LAW AT ALL
  • 14:56 AND PAUL INSTRUCTS THE CHURCH IN A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WAY.
  • 14:59 COLOSSIANS 2:16 AND 17...
  • 15:01 LET ME TELL YOU A STORY AND THEN I'LL GIVE YOU THIS VERSE.
  • 15:04 ONCE I WAS TEACHING IN A SMALL TOWN IN TEXAS
  • 15:08 AND A MAN CAME UP TO THE PLATFORM AFTER THE SERVICE
  • 15:11 AND ALMOST WITH WET EYES, AN OLDER MAN AT 70 YEARS OLD,
  • 15:15 HE SAID, "YOU KNOW BROTHER LEVITT",
  • 15:17 HE SAID, "I'M IN THE CAFETERIA BUSINESS AND I HAVE TO SERVE PEOPLE ON SUNDAY'S"
  • 15:22 "AND THE PASTOR IN MY CHURCH GLARES AT ME FROM THE PULPIT... ALMOST EVERY SUNDAY"
  • 15:28 "AND IT PREACHES AGAINST WORKING ON THE SABBATH AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO."
  • 15:33 "HE PERSONALLY WILL COME INTO ONE OF MY CAFETERIAS AND I HAVE SERVED HIM MYSELF"
  • 15:38 "AND HE STILL DISAPPROVES OF MY WORK."
  • 15:40 "HE CAN EAT BUT I CAN'T WORK."
  • 15:42 AND I BROUGHT UP COLOSSIANS 2:16 AND 17 WHICH SAYS THIS,
  • 16:01 I'VE MADE THIS POINT IN SO MANY DIFFERENT LESSONS...
  • 16:03 THOSE FESTIVALS, THE SABBATH, ALL THE THINGS WE'RE TEACHING IN THIS WHOLE SERIES...
  • 16:08 WE CALL IT "SHADOWS OF HIM TO COME"
  • 16:11 AND THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE.
  • 16:13 AND SO THIS MAN DID NOT...
  • 16:16 WELL, FIRST OFF, SUNDAY WASN'T THE SABBATH WAS IT?
  • 16:18 SATURDAY IS THE SABBATH.
  • 16:20 SECONDLY, IS THE LORD SAYS IN MARK 2:27 AND 28,
  • 16:23 "THE SABBATH IS MADE FOR MAN, NOT MAN FOR THE SABBATH."
  • 16:28 THE SABBATH IS OVERWHELMING MEN HERE IN JERUSALEM
  • 16:32 AND THAT'S EASY TO SEE.
  • 16:33 IT IS NOT REPEATED IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 16:36 I KNOW I'LL GET A THOUSAND LETTERS AND YOU WILL TEACH ME TO KEEP THE SABBATH AND SO FORTH.
  • 16:40 AND LET ME REMIND YOU IT SAYS "LET NO MAN INSTRUCT YOU AS TO SABBATH DAY"
  • 16:44 SO I MAY NOT ANSWER THOSE LETTERS.
  • 16:46 BUT IT IS NOT REPEATED IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 16:48 IT'S THE ONLY ONE OF THE 10 COMMANDMENTS NOT REPEATED
  • 16:51 BECAUSE THE SABBATH IS A TYPE OR A SYMBOL OF REST.
  • 16:54 AND THE LORD HIMSELF SAYS, "I WILL GIVE YOU REST".
  • 16:58 IF WE HAVE REST FROM HIM THEN WE DON'T PERFORM THIS PICTURE OF REST FROM THE OLD COVENANT
  • 17:04 OR AS DR. MCCALL PUTS IT,
  • 17:06 "WHEN I TRAVEL I CARRY A PICTURE OF MY FAMILY AND I LOOK AT THEIR PICTURE."
  • 17:09 "BUT WHEN I'M HOME WITH THEM I DON'T LOOK AT THEIR PICTURE I LOOK AT THEM."
  • 17:13 WHEN I'M BEFORE MESSIAH, IF I'M IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, I KEEP THE SABBATH CAUSE I NEED THE REST.
  • 17:19 WHEN I HAVE THE MESSIAH I HAVE THE REST...EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK IS THE SABBATH IN EFFECT.
  • 17:24 PAUL SAID, "PRAY WITHOUT CEASING".
  • 17:27 LIKE ALL OF THE FESTIVALS THE SABBATH IS A TYPE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, OUR MESSIAH,
  • 17:32 AND KEEPING THE SABBATH IS AS OFFENSIVE TO THE CROSS
  • 17:36 AS KEEPING ANY FESTIVAL TO TRY TO PLEASE GOD.
  • 17:39 NOW, WITH THAT SAID,
  • 17:41 IF YOU WISH TO SET UP A PASSOVER,
  • 17:43 IF YOU WISH TO HAVE A SABBATH,
  • 17:44 IF YOU WISH TO KEEP THE FEASTS,
  • 17:46 THEY'RE GOD'S LAWS, THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH THEM.
  • 17:48 THERE'S NO PUNISHMENT AND THERE'S NO CREDIT,
  • 17:50 THAT IF YOU WISH TO PERFORM THEM, THAT'S UP TO YOU.
  • 17:53 I TEACH IT ALL THE TIME THESE FEASTS, THE SABBATH, THE PASSOVERS AND SO FORTH.
  • 17:58 THERE'S A FUNNY STORY ABOUT SUNDAY NOT BEING EQUAL TO SABBATH.
  • 18:03 I MAY HAVE TOLD IT BEFORE.
  • 18:05 I TRACED IT BACK TO ITHACA, NEW YORK WHERE I WENT TO COLLEGE FOR A WHILE
  • 18:08 AND THEY SAY IT REALLY HAPPENED.
  • 18:10 THERE WAS A CHURCH WITH A CONFECTIONARY SHOP ACROSS THE STREET FROM IT
  • 18:13 AND IN THAT CONFECTIONARY...
  • 18:15 AND THIS IS ABOUT 1880 OR 90...
  • 18:17 THEY SERVED THESE DELICIOUS NEW CONFECTIONS CALLED "ICE CREAM SODA".
  • 18:22 AND PEOPLE WERE SO EXCITED ABOUT HAVING A SODA
  • 18:25 THAT THEY WERE RUNNING OUT OF CHURCH AFTER THE SERMON AND MEETING TO HAVE A SODA
  • 18:29 AND FINALLY THE CHURCH FATHERS APPROACHED THE DRUGGIST AND THEY SAID,
  • 18:33 "THIS ISN'T RIGHT...ANYWAY SODA WATER IS INTOXICATING AND YOU CAN'T SERVE IT ON THE SABBATH."
  • 18:38 HE SAID TO THEM, "IT'S NOT INTOXICATING IT'S NOT EVEN PLAIN WATER WITH BUBBLES."
  • 18:43 SO THEY NEGOTIATED AND HE DECIDED...
  • 18:45 OKAY, ON SUNDAY HE WOULD SERVE THIS SODA WITHOUT THE SODA WATER.
  • 18:49 AND HE HAD JUST A SCOOP OF ICE CREAM AND THE SYRUP... NO SODA WATER.
  • 18:52 AND HE CALLED IT "A SODA FOR SUNDAY".
  • 18:55 THEN IT BECAME CALLED SLOWLY JUST A "SUNDAY".
  • 18:58 AND THEN THE CHURCH FATHERS CAME BACK AND SAID,
  • 19:01 "YOU CAN'T NAME A SIMPLE CONFECTION AFTER THE SABBATH"...
  • 19:04 THEY WEREN'T RIGHT...
  • 19:05 IT WASN'T THE SABBATH...
  • 19:06 BUT OKAY..."YOU CAN'T NAME IT AFTER THE LORD'S DAY."
  • 19:09 SO THEY NEGOTIATED AGAIN AND HE DECIDED TO CHANGE THE SPELLING
  • 19:12 AND THAT IS HOW WE GOT THE "ICE CREAM S...U...N...D...A...E",
  • 19:17 THE "ICE CREAM SUNDAE".
  • 19:27 YOU KNOW YOU HEAR IN ISRAEL PEOPLE SAY "SHABBAT SHALOM" ON FRIDAY
  • 19:30 IN ORDER TO GREET ONE ANOTHER WELCOMING THE SABBATH
  • 19:33 AND WISHING ONE ANOTHER A PEACEFUL SABBATH.
  • 19:36 WHAT AMAZING PHENOMENON THAT YOU EXPERIENCE IN ISRAEL WHEN YOU COME WITH US
  • 19:39 IS THE QUIETING DOWN OF THE ENTIRE COUNTRY.
  • 19:42 IT'S QUITE SOMETHING.
  • 19:44 I IMAGINE IT'S WHAT AMERICA WAS LIKE 100 YEARS AGO ON A SUNDAY
  • 19:47 WHEN COMMERCE WOULD CEASE AND PEOPLE WOULD HONOR GOD IN THEIR OWN WAY.
  • 19:51 THE WHOLE COUNTRY GETS QUIET AND RESTFUL.
  • 19:54 YOU CAN REALLY FEEL A CHANGE IN THE ATMOSPHERE AS THE SHABBAT APPROACHES.
  • 19:58 IN ORDER TO MORE UNDERSTAND THE SABBATH
  • 20:01 WE WERE ABLE TO CATCH UP WITH AND SPEAK TO RABBI HENRY NOACH
  • 20:06 WHO'S GOING TO EXPLAIN TO US A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT SABBATH.
  • 20:11 FIRST OF ALL WE LIGHT...
  • 20:14 OR RATHER THE WIFE LIGHTS THE SHABBAT CANDLES
  • 20:20 JUST AS THE FIRST ASPECT OF CREATION WAS THAT OF LIGHT... RIGHT?
  • 20:26 GOD SAID "VAYEHI-OR",
  • 20:29 "THERE SHOULD BE LIGHT".
  • 20:30 LIKEWISE IN INAUGURATING THE SHABBAT
  • 20:33 WE BEGIN WITH THE LIGHTING OF THE CANDLES...THE LIGHT.
  • 20:36 WE SANCTIFY THE SHABBAT THROUGH A BLESSING WHICH IS UTTERED.
  • 20:45 IT IS A BLESSING WHICH IS ACTUALLY DERIVED FROM THE TEXT OF THE LAST VERSE OF CHAPTER 1
  • 20:54 AND THE FIRST FEW VERSES OF CHAPTER 2
  • 20:56 OF THE BOOK OF GENESIS...
  • 21:00 A BLESSING OF SANCTIFICATION OF THE SHABBAT OVER BREAD AND OVER THE WINE.
  • 21:06 (SINGING)
  • 21:09 WHY OVER WINE?
  • 21:11 WHY OVER BREAD?
  • 21:13 THE VINE GROWS...
  • 21:17 IT IS REALLY AN EXTENSION OF GOD'S CREATION
  • 21:21 BUT MAN MUST ACT UPON IT IN ORDER TO TRANSFORM IT INTO WINE.
  • 21:27 LIKEWISE WHEAT OR CORN GROWS...
  • 21:31 IT IS AN EXTENSION OF GOD'S CREATION OF THE NATURAL ORDER
  • 21:34 BUT MAN OF COURSE FROM THE WHEAT TRANSFORMS IT AND MAKES IT INTO BREAD.
  • 21:41 SO IT IS ALSO AN EXPRESSION OF THIS PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN MAN AND GOD...
  • 21:46 THE BREAD AND THE WINE.
  • 21:48 WHEN WE SAY THE BLESSING OVER THE BREAD AFTER WE HAVE SAID THE SANCTIFICATION BLESSING,
  • 21:58 THE "KIDDUSH" OVER THE WINE,
  • 21:59 WE DO NOT RECITE THE BLESSING ON ONE LOAF OF BREAD BUT ON TWO.
  • 22:05 AND THIS IS IN REFERENCE TO THE TWO PORTIONS OF THE MANNA WHICH FELL ON FRIDAY
  • 22:12 BUT WHICH SUFFICED FOR FRIDAY AND FOR SHABBAT
  • 22:16 BECAUSE OF COURSE AS WE READ IN THE BIBLE
  • 22:18 WE WERE NOT ALLOWED TO GO OUT TO GATHER THE MANNA IN THE FIELD,
  • 22:23 SO THERE IS HERE LIKEWISE AN ALLUSION TO GOD'S BOUNTIFUL CARE FOR HIS CREATURES HERE...
  • 22:30 A REMEMBRANCE OF THE MANNA WHICH CAME FROM HEAVEN.
  • 22:36 AND ONE LAST THING I THINK IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT...
  • 22:40 MANY PEOPLE LOOK UPON THE SHABBAT AS SOMETHING VERY RESTRICTIVE.
  • 22:47 WHAT...I CAN'T WATCH TELEVISION?
  • 22:49 WE CAN'T TUNE INTO THE INTERNET?
  • 22:52 WE CAN'T TURN ON OUR STEREO OR OUR RADIO?
  • 22:58 WHAT I THINK THEY DO NOT REALIZE IS THAT WE HAVE BECOME ENSLAVED...
  • 23:05 I MEAN WE IN GENERAL TO ALL OF THESE EXTERNAL THINGS WHICH WE THINK WE CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT.
  • 23:14 BUT ON THE SHABBAT WE DO NOT NEED THESE THINGS,
  • 23:18 OR RATHER, WE MUST REFRAIN FROM ANY FORM OF DEPENDENCE ON THESE EXTRANEOUS OBJECTS
  • 23:25 SO THAT WE FOCUS UPON OUR SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT
  • 23:30 AND NOT ONLY OUR SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT
  • 23:32 BUT WE FOCUS UPON ONE ANOTHER...
  • 23:34 THE FAMILY...OUR FRIENDS.
  • 23:37 FOR EXAMPLE, THERE IS A COMMANDMENT TO THE EFFECT
  • 23:39 THAT WE ARE NOT ALLOWED EVEN TO PICK A FLOWER.
  • 23:42 IT IS CONSIDERED A FORBIDDEN LABOR AND YET THIS IS NOT REALLY A LABOR, IT'S NOTHING ARDUOUS.
  • 23:49 BUT WHAT IT REPRESENTS IS THAT MAN ON THIS DAY ABOVE ALL
  • 23:54 MUST NOT ALIENATE HIMSELF FROM THE NATURAL ORDER.
  • 23:59 IT IS THE DAY OF HARMONY BETWEEN ONE ANOTHER WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE FAMILY,
  • 24:04 WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE COMMUNITY,
  • 24:06 BUT ALSO WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF MAN'S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ENVIRONMENT...
  • 24:10 A DAY OF HARMONY BETWEEN MAN AND HIS WORLD
  • 24:13 WHICH OF COURSE IS A NEARER IMAGE OF THIS HARMONY BETWEEN MAN AND GOD.
  • 24:34 (ZOLA PLAYING FLUTE)
  • 25:56 THAT WAS ZOLA IN ISRAEL PLAYING THE MUSIC THAT WE LOVE TO HEAR.
  • 26:00 IT'S SO MEANINGFUL TO HEAR SHABBAT MUSIC ON THE SABBATH.
  • 26:04 AND THAT FLUTE IS SO SWEET TO HEAR IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
  • 26:08 YOU KNOW MYLES SABBATH WAS MADE FOR A TIME OF REST,
  • 26:12 NOT A TIME TO BE BURDENSOME,
  • 26:14 NOT A TIME TO BE OVERWHELMED WITH A BUNCH OF RULES,
  • 26:16 BUT A TIME WHERE WE CONNECT WITH GOD
  • 26:19 AND WE CONNECT WITH ONE ANOTHER IN A FRESH WAY.
  • 26:22 ISN'T IT AMAZING HOW AS WE BEGAN TO KEEP SHABBAT
  • 26:24 AND WE BEGAN TO INVITE OUR FRIENDS OVER,
  • 26:27 EVERY TIME YOU WOULD LIGHT THE CANDLES
  • 26:28 THE PEACE OF THE LORD WOULD COME INTO OUR HOME
  • 26:30 AND THAT WAS SO SURPRISING IS
  • 26:32 THAT THEY WOULD BRING THEIR UNBELIEVING JEWISH FRIENDS... "PRE-BELIEVERS" WE'LL SAY.
  • 26:36 THE MOST AMAZING THING WOULD HAPPEN.
  • 26:38 WE WOULD BRING PEOPLE INTO OUR HOME...
  • 26:39 SOMETIMES UP TO 80 PEOPLE CAME TO OUR HOME...
  • 26:42 WE WOULD HAVE A SHABBAT TIME
  • 26:44 AND AS THE CANDLES WERE LIT AND AS THE SERVICE WENT FORWARD
  • 26:47 AND THE TIME WAS SPENT TOGETHER
  • 26:49 THE PEACE OF THE LORD WAS THERE
  • 26:50 AND WE SAW ISRAELITES,
  • 26:53 WE SAW JEWISH FOLKS COME TO FAITH IN YESHUA
  • 26:55 AS THEY MADE THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE FEASTS OF THE LORD AND SHABBAT AND YESHUA HIMSELF
  • 27:01 BECAUSE HE IS OUR PEACE...
  • 27:03 HE IS OUR REST.
  • 27:04 AND PEOPLE WOULD EXPERIENCE THAT...
  • 27:05 THEY WOULD COME TO FAITH.
  • 27:07 IT WAS JUST AN AMAZING TIME THAT WE'D EXPERIENCE IN OUR VERY HOME
  • 27:10 AND NOW IN OUR CONGREGATION AS WELL.
  • 27:12 WE CONTINUE TO BRING YOU THESE SHOWS
  • 27:14 BECAUSE OF YOUR GIFTS OF FUNDS
  • 27:16 SO WE REALLY ASK YOU TO SUPPORT US,
  • 27:18 HELP US TO DO THIS
  • 27:19 BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THIS IS THE TIME,
  • 27:21 THIS IS THE HOUR
  • 27:23 WHEN THESE MESSAGES NEED TO GO FORWARD IN THE WORLD.
  • 27:25 SO UNTIL WE SEE YOU AGAIN
  • 27:28 WE WANT TO ASK YOU TO
  • 27:30 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM...
  • 27:32 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.

Episodes in this series

  1. Overview
  2. Passover
  3. Unleavened Bread
  4. First Fruits
  5. Pentecost
  6. Trumpets
  7. Day of Atonement
  8. Tabernacles
  9. Purim / Hanukkah
  10. Sabbath
  11. Music

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