“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Rev. 1:8
I agree that it's an expression of His existence or state.
58 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” 59 Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the ...
There are many encounters that believers have had with God in the Old Testament, the explanations of which (how men could meet with God and live) was a problem for Jewish scholars, who, instead, attributed these incidents to men meeting with God's Wisdom/Logos/Word personified. Of course they could not explain further, at the risk of contradicting ...
The Jewish “sabbath” is called Shabbat, which means “to cease, to end, to rest” and any kind of work, or deliberate activity, is prohibited during Shabbat. For example:
Any activities that contribute to personal profit or gain are forbidden. Jewish rabbinical tradition lists 39 categories of acts forbidden on Shabbat: plowing earth, sowing, reaping, ...
Christ fulfilled (all of) the Mosaic Law. See Romans 10:4. Also see Galatians 4:9-11, Ephesians 2:13-16.
And finally, Colossians 2:16
Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or
with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a
Nonetheless, I know many Messianic Jews, and Christians who still ...
Being in Community is a big theme for Sabbath.
Exodus 20/Deuteronomy 5 - Slaves and Sojourners are considered part of the family.
Genesis 1 and 2 - God rested with Creation, he also communed with them in the evenings.
Isaiah 58 - Talks of a fast that restores people to the community and draws that into a relationship with Sabbath.
Being Restored is a ...
Sabbath was created for man not man for sabbath.
I feel Jesus speaks to this subject well in Mark 2
Do things not for yourself but for the glory of God and His kingdom.
Meditate on his word
Study the Bible
Meet/help others in His name, etc.
Definitely rest (not sleep or be slothful) - from your labors, studies, and so on to help renew your mind and ...