While reading a post over at OMJ a couple days ago, a paragraph jumped out at me with its particular focus on the phrase “all flesh,” taken from Isaiah 66:23.
The paragraph that grabbed my attention:
Christians teach that the Jewish Shabbat has been abolished. But a Messianic understands that this is a lie, that Shabbat is meant for “all flesh” and is the time that you can “know” G-d. And, as a communal day, the only way we communal beings can really “delight” in Shabbat is by breaking off from the Christian sphere of influence and joining a community that worships on Shabbat.
And, that comes from Isaiah 66:23,
22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain.
23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord.
Please explain to me again how it is that the Sabbath, instituted in the Garden of Eden by our unchanging God and prophesied by same Self-Existing One to exist for ALL FLESH in the future, has been ‘done away with’ or ‘replaced.’
Frankly, there is no case or any logic that surmounts the simple Scriptures. NINE times we are explicitely told that the Sabbath is the seventh day. No where EVER is a change prophesied or commanded. In fact, precisely the opposite is the case. See Isaiah 56, especially verses 6-7!!
OMJ has it right. “Christians teach(ing) that the Jewish Shabbat has been abolished….is a lie”… The yet future ‘all flesh’ prophesy proves this!
Tradition? or Truth?