1 Corinthians 3

16 Do you not discern and understand that you [the whole church at Corinth] are God’s temple (His sanctuary), and that God’s Spirit has His permanent dwelling in you [to be at home in you, [c]collectively as a church and also individually]?

17 If anyone [d]does hurt to God’s temple or corrupts it [[e]with false doctrines] or destroys it, God will [f]do hurt to him andbring him to the corruption of death and destroy him. For the temple of God is holy (sacred to Him) and that [temple] you [[g]the believing church and its individual believers] are.

18 Let no person deceive himself. If anyone among you supposes that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool [let him discard his worldly discernment and recognize himself as dull, stupid, and foolish, without true learning and scholarship], that he may become [really] wise.

19 For this world’s wisdom is foolishness (absurdity and stupidity) with God, for it is written, He lays hold of the wise in their [own] craftiness;

Who is Israel?

Scripture tells us that when it refers to Israel, it is not the physical Israel we know today.

Romans 9:6-8
But it is not that the word of YHWH has taken no effect. For they are not all Israel who are of Israel, nor are they all children because they are the seed of Abraham; but, “In Isaac your seed shall be called.” That is, those who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of YHWH; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed.

He created a new covenant.

Jeremiah 31

31 “Behold, the days are coming, says YHWH, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— 32 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says YHWH

33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says YHWH: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their Elohim, and they shall be My people. 34 No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know YHWH’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says YHWH. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”

 

35 Thus says YHWH,
Who gives the sun for a light by day,
The ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night,
Who disturbs the sea,
And its waves roar
(YHWH of hosts is His name):

36 “If those ordinances depart
From before Me, says YHWH,
Then the seed of Israel shall also cease
From being a nation before Me forever.”

The law is not done away with. It has been renewed with Spiritual Israel and is now written upon our hearts. As Yashua said:

Matthew 5:17-19 (AMP)

17 Do not think that I have come to do away with or  undo the Law or the Prophets; I have come not to do away with or undo but to complete and fulfill them.

18 For truly I tell you, until the sky and earth pass away and perish, not one smallest letter nor one little hook [identifying certain Hebrew letters] will pass from the Law until all things [it foreshadows] are accomplished.

19 Whoever then breaks or does away with or relaxes one of the least [important] of these commandments and teaches men so shall be called least [important] in the kingdom of heaven, but he who practices them and teaches others to do so shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.


Scripture also tells us in Romans 11 that Israel is not Israel in the sense He speaks of a wild Olive tree, and branches are being broken off and wild branches are being grafted in.

Romans 11 (AMP)

I ask then: Has YHWH totally rejected and disowned His people? Of course not! Why, I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin!

No, YHWH has not rejected and disowned His people [whose destiny] He had marked outand appointed and foreknown from the beginning. Do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with YHWH against Israel?

YHWH, they have killed Your prophets; they have demolished Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life.

But what is YHWH’s reply to him? I have kept for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal!

So too at the present time there is a remnant (a small believing minority), selected (chosen) by grace (by YHWH’s unmerited favor and graciousness).

But if it is by grace (His unmerited favor and graciousness), it is no longer conditioned on works or anything men have done. Otherwise, grace would no longer be grace [it would be meaningless].

What then [shall we conclude]? Israel failed to obtain what it sought [YHWH’s favor by obedience to the Law]. Only the elect (those chosen few) obtained it, while the rest of them became callously indifferent (blinded, hardened, and made insensible to it).

As it is written, YHWH gave them a spirit (an attitude) of stupor, eyes that should not see and ears that should not hear, [that has continued] down to this very day.

And David says, Let their table (their feasting, banqueting) become a snare and a trap, a pitfall and a [a]just retribution [[b]rebounding like a boomerang upon them];

10 Let their eyes be darkened (dimmed) so that they cannot see, and make them bend their back [stooping beneath their burden] forever.

11 So I ask, Have they stumbled so as to fall [to their utter spiritual ruin, irretrievably]? By no means! But through their false step and transgression salvation [has come] to the Nations, so as to arouse Israel [to see and feel what they forfeited] and so to make them jealous.

12 Now if their stumbling (their lapse, their transgression) has so enriched the world [at large], and if [Israel’s] failure means such riches for the Nations, think what an enrichmentand greater advantage will follow their full reinstatement!

13 But now I am speaking to you who are of the Nations. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Nations, I lay great stress on my ministry and magnify my office,

14 In the hope of making my fellow Jews jealous [in order to stir them up to imitate, copy, and appropriate], and thus managing to save some of them.

15 For if their rejection and exclusion from the benefits of salvation were [overruled] for the reconciliation of a world to YHWH, what will their acceptance and admission mean? [It will be nothing short of] life from the dead!

16 Now if the first handful of dough offered as the firstfruits [Abraham and the patriarchs] is consecrated (holy), so is the whole mass [the nation of Israel]; and if the root [Abraham] is consecrated (holy), so are the branches.

17 But if some of the branches were broken off, while you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among them to share the richness [of the root and sap] of the olive tree,

18 Do not boast over the branches and pride yourself at their expense. If you do boast andfeel superior, remember it is not you that support the root, but the root [that supports] you.

19 You will say then, Branches were broken (pruned) off so that I might be grafted in!

20 That is true. But they were broken (pruned) off because of their unbelief (their lack of real faith), and you are established through faith [because you do believe]. So do not become proud and conceited, but rather stand in awe and be reverently afraid.

21 For if YHWH did not spare the natural branches [because of unbelief], neither will He spare you [if you are guilty of the same offense].

22 Then note and appreciate the gracious kindness and the severity of YHWH: severity toward those who have fallen, but YHWH’s gracious kindness to you—provided you continue in His grace and abide in His kindness; otherwise you too will be cut off (pruned away).

23 And even those others [the fallen branches, Jews], if they do not persist in [clinging to] their unbelief, will be grafted in, for YHWH has the power to graft them in again.

24 For if you have been cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and against nature grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much easier will it be to graft these natural [branches] back on [the original parent stock of] their own olive tree.

25 Lest you be self-opinionated (wise in your own conceits), I do not want you to miss this hidden truth and mystery, brethren: a hardening (insensibility) has [temporarily] befallen a part of Israel [to last] until the [c]full number of the ingathering of the Nations has come in,

26 And so all Israel will be saved. As it is written, The Deliverer will come from Zion, He will banish ungodliness from Jacob.

27 And this will be My covenant (My agreement) with them when I shall take away their sins.

28 From the point of view of the Gospel (good news), they [the Jews, at present] are enemies [of YHWH], which is for your advantage and benefit. But from the point of view of YHWH’s choice (of election, of divine selection), they are still the beloved (dear to Him) for the sake of their forefathers.

29 For YHWH’s gifts and His call are irrevocable. [He never withdraws them when once they are given, and He does not change His mind about those to whom He gives His grace or to whom He sends His call.]

30 Just as you were once disobedient and rebellious toward YHWH but now have obtained [His] mercy, through their disobedience,

31 So they also now are being disobedient [when you are receiving mercy], that they in turn may one day, through the mercy you are enjoying, also receive mercy [that they may share the mercy which has been shown to you—through you as messengers of the Gospel to them].

32 For YHWH has consigned (penned up) all men to disobedience, only that He may have mercy on them all [alike].

33 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of YHWH! How unfathomable (inscrutable, unsearchable) are His judgments (His decisions)! And how untraceable (mysterious, undiscoverable) are His ways (His methods, His paths)!

34 For who has known the mind of the Lord and who has understood His thoughts, or who has [ever] been His counselor?

35 Or who has first given YHWH anything that he might be paid back or that he could claim a recompense?

36 For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. [For all things originate with Him and come from Him; all things live through Him, and all things center in and tend to consummate and to end in Him.] To Him be glory forever! Amen (so be it).

 1 John 3:4
Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.

Everyone who commits (practices) sin is guilty of lawlessness; for [that is what] sin is, lawlessness (the breaking, violating of God’s law by transgression or neglect—being unrestrained and unregulated by His commands and His will).

If the law of YHWH is completely obliterated and done away with, we can commit adultery, murder we can do anything we want because there is no law.

The definition of sin is lawlessness (violation of it). Sin is the transgression of YHWH’s law.

Why would I tell anyone about Yashua if the Law was done away with because the defintion of sin is breaking the law. If the Law is done away with, there is no sin. If there is no sin there is no reason to follow Yashua. We cannot break something that does not exist.

If this is the interpretation one has, then I would submit you are reading the scriptures wrong.  Yashua did not come to remove the Law. He came to remove the penalty. It is not that you are not under the Law. You are not under the penalty of the law.

In Colossians 2 it was not YHWH’s law which was nailed to the cross, but it was the penalty. Paul himself said He upholds the law. So what was nailed to the cross?

It was the bonds and written ordinances of our sin which were nailed to the cross. That is, the penalty. These bonds and ordinances are written in the book of works. If your name is not found in the book of life, everything that you do is found in the book of works, handwritings that are written against you.

If you get a ticket for speeding, and I want to free you from that, do I go to the government and ask them to obliterate the law by getting rid of all stop signs and speed limits or do I simply pay the penalty you yourself should have paid and remove the ordinances which were against you?

If I am wrong and the Sabbath does not need to be kept, then I loose nothing for I am not breaking a law.

However if I am right and you are wrong, you will need to stand before YHWH and explain why you choose to follow the commandments of men instead of the commandments of YHWH.

Isaiah 58
13 
If you turn away your foot from [traveling unduly on] the Sabbath, from doing your own pleasure on My holy day, and call the Sabbath a [spiritual] delight, the holy day of YHWH honorable, and honor Him and it, not going your own way or seeking or finding your own pleasure or speaking with your own [idle] words,

14 Then will you delight yourself in YHWH, and I will make you to ride on the high places of the earth, and I will feed you with the heritage [promised for you] of Jacob your father; for the mouth of the YHWH has spoken it.

Ecclesiates 12:13-14

13 All has been heard; the end of the matter is: Fear YHWH [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is] and keep His commandments, for this is the whole of man [the full, original purpose of his creation, the object of YHWH’s providence, the root of character, the foundation of all happiness, the adjustment to all inharmonious circumstances and conditions under the sun] and the whole [duty] for every man.

14 For YHWH shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good or evil.

 

In Genesis 1 it says YHWH did work to start:
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3 Then YHWH said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.

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There was light! And what did He call the light?

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4 And YHWH saw the light, that it was good; and YHWH divided the light from the darkness. 5 YHWH called the light DAY, and the darkness He called Night.

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He called the light DAY. How many hours are in the day?
John 11:9 9 Yashua answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world”.

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So then there was evening and then there was morning. The first day.

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The first day ends in the morning when the next day starts again and YHWH does what? More work…

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Genesis 1:6-8
6 Then YHWH said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” 7 Thus YHWH made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so. 8 And YHWH called the firmament Heaven

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It has just been the day…and YHWH worked again. Then what?

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So then there was evening and then there was morning. The second day.

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and on it goes……

” “Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb” (Matt.28:1, NKJV).

Here we see that the first day of the week (Yom Rishon or Yom Echad) did not begin until light began to grow in the eastern sky. Similarly, the evening after the crucifixion, the Sabbath did not begin at sunset. The biblical text makes it clear that the Pharisees and other religious authorities did not want the bodies of Yah’shua (Jesus) and the two thieves either side of Him to remain on their crosses over the Sabbath had begun:

“Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Judeans asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who was crucified with Him. But when they came to Yah’shua (Jesus) and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs” (John 19:31-33, NKJV).

As it took several days for a crucified victim to die, their deaths were accelerated by breaking their bones to ensure that they were neither alive nor remaining on the crosses on the Sabbath, so as not to defile the Sabbath. This had to be done, therefore, by the following dawn, giving the authorities the evening and night to make sure everything was finished and cleared away.

“Now when evening had come (i.e. after sunset), there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a talmid (disciple) of Yah’shua (Jesus). This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Yah’shua (Jesus). Then Pilate commanded the body to be given to him. When Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his new tomb which he had hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a large stone against the door of the tomb, and departed” (Matt.27:57-60, NKJV).

This was not something that could be done in a few minutes. It took many hours – all night, in fact. This the sequence of events which had to take place were:

1. Joseph of Arimathaea went to Pilate to ask for the body (Mt.28:58) but Pilate did not believe Yah’shua (Jesus) could have died so soon from an execution technique that typically took several days, so he sent the centurion to confirm the death (Mk.15:44-45);
2. Joseph went and got burial linens, returned to Calvary, and removed the body (Mk.15:46);
3. Nicodemus arrived bringing 100 pounds of myrhh and aloes for the embalming proceedure (Jn.19:39);
4. The body would have been washed before being painstakingly bound in “strips of linen with the spices” (Jn.19:40);
5. The body was then laid to rest in Joseph’s own tomb which was nearby (Mt.27:59-60).

This lengthy process would have taken the entire night to finish. The Sabbath did not begin in the “evening” because that was the very time that Joseph of Arimathea first went to Pilate to ask for the body to start the whole body-reclamation, embalming and burial process off!

“Now when evening had come (i.e. after sunset), because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath, Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent council member, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of Elohim (God), coming and taking courage, went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Yah’shua (Jesus)” (Mark 15:42-43, NKJV).

The work of preparing the body of Yah’shua (Jesus) for burial finished just as the Sabbath began to dawn:

“Then [Joseph of Arimathea] took [the body of Yah’shua/Jesus] down, wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a tomb that was hewn out of the rock, where no one had ever lain before. That day was the Preparation, and the Sabbath drew near (epiphosko)” (Luke 23:52-54, NKJV).

The Greek word epiphosko, which the NKJV renders “drew near” (or “drew on” in the KJV) literally means ‘to begin to grow light’, ‘begin to dawn’, being a form of epiphauo (Strongs #2017) meaning ‘to illuminate’ or ‘give light’ [2].

“Because they waited until evening to even begin the process of seeking permission to take the body, remove it from the cross, clean and wrap it, and so on, it took them the night hours to do their work. They did not finish until the Sabbath began as it started to grow light” [3]. “http://www.nccg.org/lev20120302.html

Calendars

Many recognise the difference in the calendars when they view the Feasts. Passover, the Feast of unleavened bread, The Feast of First Fruits, The Feast of Weeks also called Pentecost, The Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles.

Many recognise that these events take place upon the calendar of scripture and not upon the gregorian calendar.

But another group feels that the first Feast, the Sabbath, runs upon a different calendar, a calendar not found in the scriptures. Those who believe this need to answer this question as in it truth shall be revealed.

If the people in scripture were using the scriptural calendar for all but the Sabbath, then they were also using the sun moon and stars to determine when these appointed times were. The moon determined where the month began (Psalm 104:19 – He made the moon for the appointed times, the sun knows its going down) and as such where the days began.

Today, the Gregorian calendar uses no such marker. It uses a man made date line. It threw aside the calendar from creation and uses a man made calendar.

So if the way in which we determine where a day begins is different, how can the Sabbath day be upon a gregorian day?

Have you ever noticed how the scriptural calendar never lines up upon the Gregorian calendar? – Even how different locations around the world seem to have these events upon different Gregorian days??

The Sabbath needs to use the correct date line to be determined. Using a man made one will never line up with scripture. Using the Sun, moon and stars one can determine His appointed times.

Do you see? Can you discern the signs He provided us with?

Look where the month began in scripture. It was not upon the Gregorian date line each month. New Moon day was determines by the new Moon. It was the first day of the month. The next day was the second day, then third….etc.

The day count started with the new Moon. All Sabbath events were determined from the New moon, for scripture does not say that one sabbath will be upon one day and another upon the next day of the month depending upon where you live and what calendar you are using.

The truth is staring you in the face. For some they do not want to know the truth. They are happy to go along with what man teaches.

Listen to the scriptures, for in them the truth shall be found.

2 Timothy 4:1-7
1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of YHWH, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

2 Timothy 4:1-5
1 I charge you therefore before YHWH and the Yahushua HaMaschiah, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: 2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all long suffering and teaching. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. 5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

Mark of the beast and the Mark of YHWH

Exodus (Shemoth) 13:9, 16
9 It shall be as a sign to you on your hand and as a memorial between your eyes, that YHWH’s law may be in your mouth; for with a strong hand YHWH has brought you out of Egypt. 10 You shall therefore keep this ordinance at its appointed time from year to year.

16 It shall be as a sign on your hand and as frontlets between your eyes, for by strength of hand YHWH brought us out of Egypt.”

Deuteronomy (Debarim) 6:6-8
And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.

Deuteronomy (Debarim) 11:13,18
13 And it shall be that if you earnestly obey My commandments which I command you today, to love YHWH your Elohim and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul,14 then I will give you the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil.

18 “Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.

Ezekiel 9:4-6
and YHWH said to him, “Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it.”
To the others He said in my hearing, “Go after him through the city and kill; do not let your eye spare, nor have any pity. Utterly slay old and young men, maidens and little children and women; but do not come near anyone on whom is the mark; and begin at My sanctuary.” So they began with the elders who were before the temple.

1 Peter 4:17
17 For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of YHWH; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of YHWH?

It is a violation of the ten commandments. Not a microchip.

Revelation 14:9-11
Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of YHWH, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”

Revelation 14:12
12 Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of YHWH and the faith of Yahushua.

Those who keep the commandments do not receive the mark of the beast. Those who do receive the mark of the beast do not keep the commandments.

How many saints are there however?

Revelation 14:1
Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads.

The day

From Alex Gore

The divine truth of when the day begins….

Lucifer, Yahuwah’s enemy has stolen the worship due the Creator by changing the calendar used to find the seventh-day Sabbath. But that is not all he changed, He changed when the day begins.

The modern 24 hour “day” begins at midnight. Jews and Saturday Sabbatarians begin the Sabbaths Friday evening at sunset. However scripture reveals when the day begins and its neither midnight nor sunset. Creation week began when the Creator said, “Let there be light”. The first of the first week began with the creation of light. Gen 1:4-5, And Yahuwah saw the light, that [it was] good: and Yahuwah divided the light from the darkness. And Yahuwah called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. When Yahuwah separated the light from the darkness, He called the light “Day” and then defined that “day” as being made up of both evening and morning: “So the evening and the morning were the first day.” When Moses wrote the book of Genesis, he did not lack the word ‘night’. In Genesis he defined the day to include both of the transition times, evening and morning. If the day began at midnight or sunset, Moses would have not written that the evening and the morning were all part the day.

Lev 23:32 is the main bible text to support the “day” beginning at sunset, “It [shall be] unto you a Sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth [day] of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your Sabbath.” When the text is read in context, however, it becomes clear that it cannot be applied to every day even the seventh-day Sabbath.
Lev 23: 26-32 contains Yahuwah’s directions regarding Day of Atonement. If every day began at evening, He, Yahuwah would have not needed to tell the Israelite’s to begin their observance of the Day of Atonement the evening before. “Day of Atonement” spans two calendar dates: the ninth and tenth. “On the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement;….” It [shall be] unto you a Sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth [day] of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your Sabbath. If the day begins at evening, Moses would have simply been told: “Day of Atonement” is on the tenth day of the seventh month.”

Day begins with the coming of light. This is demonstrated by the fact the “the ninth day of the month at even” follows the day of the ninth. Evening does not begin the day of the ninth, neither does evening begin any other day, including the seventh-day Sabbath. The sun was given to rule over the day. Day begins with the coming of the light and is over when there is no longer enough light from the sun to ruling.

Centuries later the Messiah asked in John 11:9,”Are there not twelve hours in a day.” No one argued with him! Everyone knew the day began with coming of light. The hours of day were divided evenly into 12 parts, as shown on a sundial. Hours were longer in the summer and shorter in the winter, but each day had only 12 hours. Gospel accounts of the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Yahshua support the day beginning at dawn.

Matt 28:1, “In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first [day] of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. The first day of the week did not begin until light began to grow in the eastern sky. Likewise, the evening after crucifixion, the Sabbath did not begin at sunset. Scripture clearly states that the priests and rulers did want the bodies to remain on the stake over the Sabbath:

John 19:31-33, The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the Sabbath day, (for that Sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and [that] they might be taken away. Then came the soldiers, and break the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they break not his legs….

Death by the stake took several days. The whole point was to hasten the death of the victims was so they could be taken off the stakes before Sabbath began to dawn the next day.

Matt 27: 57-60, When the evening was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Yoseph, who also himself was Yahshua’ disciple: He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Yahshua. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. And when Yoseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed. This took a long time!

Mark 15:44-46, And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling [unto him] the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead. And when he knew [it] of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph. And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre. John 19:39-40, And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Yahshua by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound [weight]. Then took they the body of Yahshua, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. Matt 27:60, and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.

This was a very lengthy process that took the entire night. The Sabbath did not begin at “even” because that was the very first time Joseph of Arimathaea first went to Pilate to ask for the body.

Mark 15:42-43, And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath, Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of Yahuwah, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Yahshua.

The work of burying the Messiah finished as the Sabbath began to dawn.

Luke 23:53-54, and he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid. And that day was the preparation, and the Sabbath drew on.

The phrase translated “drew on” in this text, is the Greek word epiphosko, the definition of startling; ‘to begin to grow light’: – ‘begin to dawn’, #2017 epiphauo, which means ‘to illuminate’ or ‘give light’. Because they waited until evening to even begin the process of seeking permission to take the body, taking it down, cleaning, spicing and then wrapping it, it took all the night hours to do their work. They didn’t finish until the Sabbath began as it started to grow light.

The first thing Yahuwah did after creating light was to divide the light from the darkness. He then named the two different parts that He had separated. The light part he called “Day and the dark part He called “Night”. It is a principle of scripture that what Yahuwah joined let no man separate. Mark 10:9, what therefore Yahuwah hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

Likewise, what Yahuwah has separated let no man join.

Claiming the day begins at midnight or sunset joins together what the Creator separated.

In the time of the end every divine institution is to be restored. The breach made in the law at the time the Sabbath was changed by man, is to be restored. Yahuwah’s remnant people, standing before the world as reformers, are to show that the law of Yahuwah the Almighty is the foundation of all enduring reform and the Sabbath of the 4th Commandment is to stand as a memorial of Creation, a constant reminder of the power of our Creator Yahuwah thy Elohim. I n clear distinct lines they are to present the necessity of obedience to all precepts of the Decalogue, constrained by love of Yahshua, they are to cooperate with Him in building up the waste places, They are to be repairers of the breach, restorers of paths to dwell.

Lucifer boasted that he would “change times and Laws” Dan 7:25. By changing the day of worship, the calendar used to find that day and even when the day begins, he has stolen worship that rightfully belongs to the Creator.

Exodus 31:13, Verily my Sabbaths ye shall keep: for it [is] a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that [ye] may know that I [am] Yahuwah that doth sanctify you.