The truth about the Sabbath is that it is not just a day of DO's and DON'T's. It is a day when the climate of the world changes to Spiritual, and the energy of Holiness from Heaven is beamed to our world. Mankind, and the entire universe is then charged or energized! Each one of us must change our conduct every Sabbath to become fitting vessels to absorb and contain those Energy, Lights, and Holiness, that the Sabbath provides. These Lights and Holiness that the Sabbath brings are spread to bless our efforts and undertakings in the next 6 days of the week.
By: LOPE COLUMNA, MESSIANIC-KABBALIST PASTOR GENERAL, The BRIDE OF CHRIST MINISTRY OF LIFE
THE 7TH DAY SABBATH IS THE "BATTERY CHARGER" OF THE ENTIRE CREATION!
To make it clear, look at it this way: We are all familiar with cellphones and its battery charger. As we used our cellphones, there always come a time that it will become "low-bat." Then, we look for the battery charger to charge and energized the cellphone so we can use it again. The 7th Day Sabbath is the "BATTERY CHARGER" of Man, the other 6 days of the week, and the entire universe!
In other words, the 7th Day Sabbath is a great Life Force and Holy Energy for Man and the created Universe to guarantee their continual existence. Thus, the 7th Day Sabbath was made by God for the benefit and welfare of Man and his universal environment (Mark 2:27).
"THE SABBATH WAS MADE FOR MAN and not man for the Sabbath. (Mark 2:27 HCSB)
SABBATH REST IS NOT MERELY THE STOPPAGE OF WORK. REST IS MORE OF THE SOUL RATHER THAN THE BODY!
Rest is not merely the stoppage of work, or relaxation, doing nothing. Rest is more of the soul rather than the body. Something happens within the soul during the Sabbath, a shift of perception that enlivens us. We begin to see the reality of the world around us. We gain understanding, and that understanding connects and lifts up our souls to God. We are then "REFRESHED" or energized for the coming days of the week.
"Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be REFRESHED. (Exo 23:12 KJV)
"... for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was REFRESHED. (Exo 31:17 KJV)
The word REFRESHED in Exodus 31:17 and Exo 23:12, came from the Hebrew NAPHASH (H5314). This means "TO BREATHE," that is, refreshed (as if by a current of air). This is similar to "BREATHED (NAPHACH)" in Genesis 2:7, when God breathed into the nostrils of Adam the "BREATH OF LIFE."
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and BREATHED (NAPHACH) into his nostrils the BREATH (NESHAMA) OF LIFE; and man became a living SOUL (NEPHESH). (Gen 2:7 KJV)