Do gentiles Keep the Sabbath? Does simply keeping Yehovah’s Sabbath and a few of His other commandments make anyone His people?
There is no admonition in Torah for a Gentile to keep the Sabbath and there were no Egyptians keeping the Sabbath. The commandment to keep the Sabbath was given to Israel’s son, not their women, their children or even the stranger (Ger) who dwells with them. At Sinai Yehovah only spoke to His spiritually born men;Â each one individually, who came out of his Egypt, ate his Passover lamb or goat and entered into covenant with Him. These men no longer serve Pharaoh or any other elohim (lawmaker or judge).
I am Yehovah thy Elohim, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other elohim (lawmakers and judges) but me. (Exo 20:2-3)
He is Yehovah THY Elohim. Every “thee,” “thy” and “thou” used in the 10 commandments is second person, masculine, singular. This fact is easily seen in the King James Version, but is impossible to see (without checking the Hebrew) in most translations which make both the 2nd person singular and the 2nd person plural, the nondescript “you” or “your.”
As I have said many times, “there are only two kinds of men (citizens) in Yehovah’s kingdom; the Ger (or stranger) and the Ezrach (the spiritually ‘born in the land’ man).” There are no US, Canadian, Mexican, UK or South African citizens in Yehovah’s kingdom. We (men) must leave the kingdom of our birth and join ourselves (with our families) to Yehovah and His called-out people or WE ARE NOT HIS PEOPLE!
Who Did Yehovah Tell To Keep The Sabbath?
Here is the 4th commandment; please observe closely whom Yehovah is talking to (the Ger or the Ezrach).
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of Yehovah, thy Elohim: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger (Ger) that is within thy gates. (Exo 20:8-10)
Could we be doing our friends and relatives a gigantic disservice by twisting their arms to keep the Sabbath before they, or we, have even become Yehovah’s people? Until we gain knowledge and understanding of who Yehovah’s people (the Ger and the Ezrach) are, we will continue to be nothing but a bunch of Gentiles who keep Israel’s Sabbath and who only honor Yehovah with our lips and a few actions. A man can only serve one master, elohim (lawmaker and judge); and Israel serves only Yehovah (their only Elohim), not Obama.
Is it possible that by keeping any of Yehovah’s ways, without becoming fully His, that we are perverting the pure light of His image and kingdom which others see and may be bringing condemnation on ourselves? All His commandments, including His statutes regarding the feasts and clean and unclean food, were given to Beni Israel’s (His spiritually born men), NOT anyone else!
This confusion comes from men who have listened to their fathers, pastors, rabbis, or other teachers their whole life and have failed to understand that Yehovah has a kingdom; and the “good news” aboutÂ Yehovah’s kingdom and His reign has always been available to those who will seek it out.
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, “Your Elohim reigns!” (Isa 52:7)
The voice said, “Cry out!” And he said, “What shall I cry?” “All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, because the breath of Yehovah blows upon it. Surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our Elohim stands forever.” O Zion, you who bring good tidings, get up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, you who bring good tidings, lift up your voice with strength, lift it up, be not afraid; say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your Elohim!” (Isa 40:6-9)
We do not even know who the “your” is, in the phrase “your Elohim“; we just assume we are the your. And I blame the teachers for this who will not learn, live and teach the good news of Yehovah’s kingdom; they are all blind dogs!
“Also the sons of the foreigner [these men are Gentiles] who join themselves to Yehovah, to serve Him, and to love the name of Yehovah, to be His servants [now, they are Gerim, citizens of Israel]; everyone who keeps from defiling the Sabbath, and holds fast My covenant. Even them I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their slaughters will be accepted on My altar; for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.” My Master, Yehovah, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, says, “Yet I will gather to him others besides those who are gathered to him.” All you beasts of the field, come to devour, all you beasts in the forest. His watchmen are blind, they are all ignorant; they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. Yes, they are greedy dogs which never have enough. And they are shepherds who cannot understand. They all look to their own way [not Yehovah’s], every one for his own gain, from his own territory. “Come,” one says, “I will bring wine, and we will fill ourselves with intoxicating drink; tomorrow will be as today, and much more abundant.” (Isa 56:6-12)
“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!” says Yehovah. Therefore thus says Yehovah, Elohim of Israel, against the shepherds who feed My people: “You have scattered My flock, driven them away, and not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for the evil of your doings,” says Yehovah. (Jer 23:1-2)
I know most folks will not hear what I am trying desperately to communicate again in this brief note; most won’t even read this far. I feel like a voice crying out in the wilderness. “HEAR THE WORDS OF YEHOVAH!” Oh how we love our NT ideas that have no foundation in Torah; those ideas will get us killed in the end.
Now is the time to COME OUT of the kingdom of your birth and join yourself (and your family) to Yehovah and His called-out people.
“Therefore behold, the days are coming,” says Yehovah, “that it shall no more be said, ‘Yehovah lives who brought up Israel’s seed [again, these men are the Ezrach] from the land of Egypt,’ but, ‘Yehovah lives who brought up Israel’s seed from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them.’ For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers. (Jer 16:14-15)
Truly, men will come to Yehovah and say, “We have learned lies!”
O Yehovah, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come to You from the ends of the earth and say, “Surely our fathers have inherited lies, worthlessness and unprofitable things.” Will a man make elohim [lawmakers and judges] for himself, which are not Elohim? “Therefore behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know My hand and My might; and they shall know that My name is Yehovah. (Jer 16:19-21)
Am I saying “Don’t keep the Sabbath?” Ridiculous! I’m saying don’t be a hypocrite; leave the kingdom of your birth (and covenants you have with it) and make yourself only Yehovah’s man. Then, keep the Sabbath!