#tbt to our Tashlich Bucket Challenge because the only thing better than going to a school that encourages you to identify how you want to grow as a person in the upcoming year is having a community of loving friends to support you in the process.
The Messiah would be called a Nazarene (Reference: Isaiah 11:1, Isaiah 53:3; Fulfillment: Matthew 2:23) To see the full list of top messianic prophecies from Jews for Jesus, please go to: j4j.co/top40mp
The “rest” described in Exodus and throughout Scripture is above all a state of peace and fellowship with God. Mere cessation of work does not a Sabbath mindset make. God’s intention in giving the Sabbath was for Israel to be a microcosm of redeemed humanity, a community beginning to live out the “rest” of a people in intimate fellowship with Him, despite their continued struggle with sin. To help Israel understand this ongoing dynamic of redemption and sanctification, God laid down two institutions: the Tabernacle and the Sabbath. explicitly ties the two together: “You shall keep my Sabbaths and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.” (Biblical scholars have noticed that both the Tabernacle and Shabbat are pictures of life in the Garden of Eden, the original place of fellowship with God.) By setting them alongside each other, God shows these to be equally sacred institutions. During the weekly Shabbat Israel was to imitate God when He “rested” (shavat), or ceased from creating. On Shabbat, Israel was not to engage in any act of creation, whether that lay in making something new or adapting existing things for use. Israel was to cease from creative acts just as God did—they were to experience life on the seventh day by enjoying both the Creator and the Creation. #shabbatshalom#jewsforjesus#שבתשלום#jewishlife