From our family to Yours!
Join us for Seven Sabbaths of Communion and family fellowship every Friday evening beginning November 13, thru December 25, 2020 at 8:45 pm streaming live on Facebook. The Families of BEICM invite you into their homes from different locations for an intimate nigth of family fellowship and worship. We will also be inspired with Torah readings and words of encouragement from our Senior Moreh, Apostle Dr. Gloria J. Harris. From our families to yours we hope to see you and your family this Sabbath
What is Sabbath you ask?
The word “Sabbath” ( שַׁבָּת ) is related to a Hebrew root meaning “cease” or “stop.” YHWH commanded His people to cease from their labor, so they could rest, refresh, and refuel. He had set His people free from Egypt bondage and children of The Most High, they were no longer bound to work non-stop like slaves. YHWH gave them the gift of rest, a day to cease from their labor and to honor Him. In the Old Testament, the Israelites followed the pattern of setting apart the seventh day to keep it holy (sanctified, set apart). Shabbat begins just before sundown every Friday night and is ordained by YHWH to be a miracle opportunity for our families to receive an outpouring of peace, prosperity, healing, joy, and many other wonderful blessings. The Sabbath is also a day of delightful communion with YHWH and one another.
Exodus 20:8-11 “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore, the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.”
In many other places throughout the Scriptures, the creation of all that is and the purpose for which YHWH made man in His own image and likeness is revealed. YHWH commands that we are to “remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy, because He is our Creator. In Genesis 2:1-3 after He finished the creation of the physical realm, including the first man and woman, YHWH rested, and blessed the seventh day and sanctified it. The Scriptures also clearly reveal Yashuah as the Creator (John 1:1-3 and Colossians 1:16). The Sabbath helps us to understand these foundational principles of who YHWH is and what His purpose is, and what man is and why YHWH created us. The Sabbath also symbolizes our redemption in the Mashiach, a sign of our sanctification, a token of our allegiance, and a foretaste of our eternal future in YHWH's kingdom.