Today’s Messianic community widely believes and advocates that our Heavenly Father is restoring the significance of the seventh-day Sabbath or Shabbat to all of His people. Messianic Believers, in desiring to see themselves fully consecrated to the Lord, find a great deal of not only blessing but also critical focus, in how the Creator God desires His own to consecrate an entire day unto Him. Far too many of not only our Christian brothers and sisters, but even Messianic Believers’ Jewish brethren, have not understood how the hallowing of the Sabbath day, has some great significance and substance in terms of physical rest and spiritual replenishment—which has been too often lost in modern times.
Shabbat: Sabbath for Messianic Believers, is an important synopsis of what the Bible teaches about the seventh-day of rest for God’s people. Common Jewish traditions associated with Shabbat are recognized, and frequent Christian dismissals of either the seventh-day being the Sabbath, or the concept of a Sabbath rest altogether, are addressed. This resource should serve as an adequate introduction to the whole topic of the importance of the Sabbath and rest for today’s Messianic people, as it is taken from the much larger Messianic Apologetics Messianic Sabbath Helper. This condensed publication is ideal for a fair introduction to the whole topic of Shabbat, and what the Lord’s own are to do and not to do, for many of the Jewish and non-Jewish Believers who compose today’s Messianic movement, and has been specifically prepared as a congregational handout for inquiring minds.