Readjusting The Shabbat Paradigm
By NeorahYah Germaine Yisra'el
Shalom Aleichem Yisra'el;
Here are two videos that will address the 'When does the Shabbat begin?' issue.
The Set-Apart time of the day for both the Shabbat and for the New Moon Day, is from sunrise to sunset; as scripturally evident in:
'Thus says Adonai Yahuah; The gate of the inner court that looks toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the Shabbat it shall
be opened, and in the day of the New Moon it shall be opened. And the prince shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate without, and shall stand
by the post of the gate, and the priests shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate:then he
shall go forth; but the gate shall not be shut until the evening. Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of this gate before Yahuah
in the Shabbat and in the New Moon.' ~Ezekiel 46: 1-3~
The earthly temple is a reflection/duplication of the heavenly temple. The strict rules and protocols assigned to the comings and goings of the priests and high priest
in the earthly temple, reflect the order of heaven and the role of our High Priest, Yahoshua, HaMashiach before Yahuah Elohiym Tseva'ot. Clearly, the scripture reveals that the East Gate of the Heavenly Temple is opened for only certain occasions, and at certain times of the day. They are: on the Shabbathot, and on the New Moons; and
at sunrise until sunset.
Why only on the Shabbats and New Moons?
The answer is simple and has been mentioned here before. The Shabbats and New Moons are SET-APART unto Yahuah; they belong only to Him. They are His Set-Apart days to receive worship, thanks giving, and praise from ALL of His created: Mal'ikiym, mankind, creatures, the heavens - and it
is Yahoshua, HaMashiach who intercedes and places man's supplications at Yahuah's feet.
Why only the time between sunrise to sunset?
That is the time when our Creator turns His Face towards His created, to hear our worship, our Tehilliym - the songs of our hearts; our cries, our lamentations.
That is the time when we can be closest to our Creator, for He has ordained a time when we can be in fellowship with Him.
Do you see the beauty in that?
So what is the period between sunset the evening before, until the sunrise of the beginning of the Shabbat/New Moon, and Set-Apart time of the day?
It was, and remains the PREPARATION. Preparation for the Set-Apart Times of Yahuah.
'Then said Yahuah unto Mosheh, Behold, I will rain bread from the heavens for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day,
that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my Torah, or no. And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they
bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily...
And Mosheh said, This shall be, when Yahuah shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full...' ~Exodus 16:4-8~
Note that Yahuah made a distinction between His instructions for when to collect the quail and when to collect the manna. Likewise, He instructed how much to collect, and on which days of the Weekly Count it was to be done. In other words Yahuah gave them a commandment based on His Weekly Count.
In verse 5, the people were instructed to gather twice as much manna on the 6th Day. They were to 'bake that which you shall bake today, and seethe that you will seethe...'
For the next day was the 7th Day, and the people were forbidden to go out to gather on the Shabbat Day.
However, Yahuah did not make that a requirement for the gathering of the quail, and this is why:
The quail was gathered in the evening; in the hours between sunset and sunrise. There was no need for Yahuah to provide double the portion of quail for the people, because
on the following evening, after the Set-Apart time of the Shabbat had ended, at sunset; He would provide the promised amount of quail for them again. The gathering of the quail was the physical manifestation of the spiritual 6 days allotted to mankind, and it falls under the jurisdiction of the days given to man to work.
Yahuah said He would 'prove' the people. The 'test' was regarding the manna and the gathering of it; to see if they would keep His Commandment regarding His Shabbat, and the Set-Apart time of its duration; which is, sunrise to sunset.
Therefore, they gathered and prepared the normal amount of quail on the 6th day, in the evening, until before sunrise, when the provision of the quail ceased. The Shabbat began at sunrise, when the people ate of the double portion of manna, provided the day before. At sunset, when the Shabbat ended, began the 1st Day of the Weekly Count, or Day #1 of the 6 Days allotted to mankind to work, and gather the quail again.
This scripture illustrates that the Set-Apart times of Yahuah's Shabbat's and New Moons, are between sunrise and sunset. Sunset to sunrise is Preparation time, and belongs to man. It is a perfect example of the Weekly Count, and Yahuah's The Rule of Six and Seven .
Consider the following videos for further clarification.
Go to: The Shabbat Deception