The Wind Blows— A Sabbath on Monday?

What I will tell you may sound strange initially, so I hope you will bear with me until I conclude.

On Monday this week, I heard, “Today is the Sabbath.” My mind tried to compute what the Father was telling me. My logical mind said, No, today is not Saturday or Shabbat. Today is not a New Moon. Today is Monday. I’m aware that the days of the week in Hebrew are conveniently named “first day,” “second day,” etc., with the 7th day named “Shabbat.” What is Saturday—Shabbat? More on that later.

What I’m about to say has nothing to do with astrological knowledge or setting aside the weekly Sabbath as commanded in the 4th of the Ten. I am not telling anyone not to keep the Sabbath.

We know that the Sabbath is rest and a time of spiritual rest. We know that when we reign with the Messiah, it will be a long Sabbath, explained as a 1,000-year reign. I want to go deeper.

Certain things happened on Monday that were strange in a good way. A twenty-year exacerbation seemed to get revelation. But there have been other moments this year on days of the week that I heard this whisper, “Today is the Sabbath.” Things that make you go, hmmm.

Could look like a calendar issue to some, but let’s go deeper.

In this walk, I’ve noticed a cut-and-dry demeanor. A passage of the Bible is read, and there is no deep calling to deep at times. It’s a direct statement. This means this!! This tradition is good, this one is bad! One online rant recently struck me as strange. Two scholars slapping portions of the Word to make opposing arguments. This led me to go deeper. In looking deeper and with introspection, I felt both people were right, but could not see this—deep calls to deep.

When we watch people in certain groups whether ministry or political/leadership situations, we often notice a follower will side with a person they know or think highly of. Many times, the other person also has truths but do we venture to look? Is everything black and white?

At times, “we” engage in useless arguments that do not cause anyone to draw closer to our Messiah. Mostly these things cause offense and at times the ego is involved. Paul warns of this.

Sometimes, the arguments are not useless but cause people to grab the Word and dig deeper. Not just looking for a debate or who is right or wrong, but a word will pop off a page, a whisper in the spirit, and an intimate conversation will arise between us and the Creator. And this needs no audience. It’s the secret place.

“Secret place” comes from the Hebrew root word cether, which means “to hide or be concealed.”

“You hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the schemes of men. You conceal them in Your shelter from accusing tongues.”

Psalms 31:20.

“Steer clear of foolish debates, controversies over meaningless trivialities, and, of course, any teaching contrary to sound doctrine. They divide, divert, and destroy. Instead, immerse yourself and engage in “sound teaching that conforms to the gospel” (Titus 3:9).

2 Timothy 2:14
Remind the believers of these things, charging them before God to avoid quarreling over words, which succeeds only in leading the listeners to ruin.

“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”

Psalms 32:7.

“I will give you the treasures of darkness and the riches hidden in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who calls you by name.”

Isaiah 45:3.

Back to the Sabbath. Have you ever been worried about something for a long time? Perhaps it was financial, a marriage issue, a deep-seated family dispute that went on for years, or a health issue that you or a child were suffering through. Now, imagine a miracle. An ending. A REST! But do we resist rest?

For this is what the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said: “In repentance and rest you will be saved. In quietness and trust is your strength.” But you were unwilling, 16and you said, “No! We will flee upon horses”; therefore, you shall flee away; and, “We will ride upon swift steeds”; therefore, your pursuers shall be swift.

Isaiah 30:15-16.







Trusting in Him!

We may be working on our relationships, health, and peace, yet, still, Horrible tragedies happen in life. BUT what if, on a Monday or a Wednesday, you found REST? What if you were homeless and, on a Monday, you found a home? Rest.

Have we made the day of rest for our souls rigid? Hard. Rote. A time of fellowship without fellowship?

I don’t fully understand what He is showing me, but I do know that I felt the Ruach Holy Spirit on a Monday, and that day seemed very set apart and delightful in a way I can’t explain.

Perhaps “be still and know that I am God” can be any day we stop trying to work and fix everything on. He shows up, and we don’t have to gather mana that day!

Perhaps the reason no man knows the day or the hour is because we are trying to set dates instead of being still.

I don’t expect everyone to understand this blog. However, let’s look at Jeff Benner’s ancient Hebrew research on the word rest/ Shabbat and see if we can go deeper.

“The word שבת Shabbat [H:7676] is always transliterated as “sabbath,” most assume it is simply a name for the day of the week and are unaware this word has a meaning. It is derived from the verb שבת shavat [H:7673], meaning “to cease or stop.” The noun Shabbat is a time of ceasing, and the seventh day is a time for ceasing business. The verse also states it is the “Shabbat of Yahweh Elohiym” in reference to Genesis 2:2.

And Elohiym finished his business, which he did on the seventh day, and he ceased (shavat) in the seventh day from all his business which he did.

The word “ceased” in this passage is the verb shavat , the root of the word shabbat. We previously studied the Hebrew verb שוב shuv [H:7725], meaning “to turn.”

And Elohiym finished his business which he did on the seventh day, and he ceased (shavat) in the seventh day from all his business which he did.”

But the seventh day is the shabbat of Yahweh your Elohiym, you will not do any business… Exodus 20:10

So perhaps yours or my business with doctors will cease? Maybe a marriage falling apart will cease and find wholeness. Perhaps a financial woe will be cured in one day, and the Father will whisper, “ it’s Shabbat on a Monday, and we will hear him in a manner we never have before.”

Jeff Benner Ancient Hebrew Research Center

Do you hear the Wind?

John 3:8

“The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”

Could we be open to layers, seeing more? Deep calling to deep and not putting the Creator in a box but allowing him to whisper sweet delights to us on any given day.

Nehemiah 8 discusses the first day of the 7th month, our next celebration, The Feasts of Trumpets. Have you ever blown a shofar? Maybe it’s time to try it?

2On the first day of the seventh month, Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly of men and women and all who could listen and understand. 3So Ezra read it aloud from daybreak until noon as he faced the square before the Water Gate, in front of the men and women and those who could understand.” Nehemiah 8:2-3.

“Nehemiah, the governor; Ezra, the priest, and scribe, and the Levites who were instructing the people said to all of them, “This day is holy to the LORD your God. Do not mourn or weep.”

For all the people were weeping as they heard the words of the Law. ( Torah)

10 Then Nehemiah told them, “Go and eat what is rich, drink what is sweet, and send out portions to those who have nothing prepared, since today is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”

11 And the Levites calmed all the people, saying, “Be still, since today is holy. Do not grieve.”

12 Then all the people began to eat and drink, to send out portions, and to rejoice greatly, because they understood the words that had been made known to them.”

Nehemiah 8:10-12.

Do we understand the words that He is telling us?

Shhhsh, child, sit for a minute in the calm of the morning or before dawn when a calmness rests over you and watch resurrection morning for the first time. The sun awakens. The birds give songs. The wind blows, and the softest voice you ever heard calms your soul!

6 thoughts on “The Wind Blows— A Sabbath on Monday?

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  1. I think I get some of what you’re saying here. I do savor the various times His Voice whispers to me, seemingly, at random..and its of coyrse, right on time! He may say something such as… …”Today is Mine, and I call it holy, for My purpose is in it….
    Therefore, as you have been called by name, for My Name’s sake.. Come, enter, today, into My Rest” …And…the day
    may unfold riddled with whirlwinds of chaos…but I find that, ” today”, I am free to remain with Him in the ” secret place”

  2. I totally get it! That place that no one except the Holy One can touch, the place of purity that will nourish your thirsty soul! I’ve experienced it a couple of times and that level of love is all you desire again! It’s like nothing you’ve ever known before, it envelopes you like an almost magical moment of sweet ecstasy, this is where I forever long to be even if it is but a moment, there is nothing else that matters in that moment! Take me to that place with you forever my Prince and my King!

  3. the poet in you pulls peace into thoughts that ran wild only moments ago. thank you. love you. shalom in all its richness to you!!

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