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“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 ...


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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 ...


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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, ...


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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 Sabbath day.-NIV Nonetheless, I know many Messianic Jews, and Christians who still ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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