Yahweh even wants us to give our lands a rest. Read the following passages from Leviticus 25.
Lev 25:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath unto Yahweh. 3 Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof; 4 But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for Yahweh: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard. 5 That which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest thou shalt not reap, neither gather the grapes of thy vine undressed: for it is a year of rest unto the land.
Lev 25:20 And if ye shall say, What shall we eat the seventh year? behold, we shall not sow, nor gather in our increase: 21 Then I will command my blessing upon you in the sixth year, and it shall bring forth fruit for three years. 22 And ye shall sow the eighth year, and eat yet of old fruit until the ninth year; until her fruits come in ye shall eat of the old store.
Heb 4:1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. 2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. 3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And Elohim did rest the seventh day from all his works. 5 And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. 6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief (disobedience): 7 Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. 8 For if Yeshua had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. 9 There remaineth therefore a Sabbath keeping to the people of Yahweh. 10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as Yahweh did from his. 11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief (disobedience). 12 For the word of Yahweh is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
The word in verse 9 that is translated here is the Greek - sabbatismos which means a keeping of the Sabbath. Certain translations simply say, There remains therefore a rest.... But that diminishes from the true context and meaning of the text.
Mat 12:8 For the Son of man is Master even of the sabbath day. 9 And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue: 10 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him. 11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? 12 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days. 13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.
Mar 2:27 And He said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: 28 Therefore the Son of man is Master also of the sabbath.
Mar 3:4 And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill?
Luke 13:10 And he (Yeshua) was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11 And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. 12 And when Yeshua saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. 13 And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified Yahweh. 14 And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Yeshua had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day. 15 Yahweh then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering? 16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day? 17 And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.
Joh 7:21 Yeshua answered and said unto them, I have done one work, and ye all marvel. 22 Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man. 23 If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day?
The following Scriptures show Yeshua and Paul keeping and worshiping on the Sabbath: Mark 1:21; 6:2; Luke 4:16,31; 6:6; 13:10; Acts 13:14, 42, 44; 16:13; 17:1-2; 18:4.
At no time did Yeshua change the Sabbath or "do away with it". Paul continued to keep the Sabbath with both Jews and Gentiles even after the resurrection. In Luk 23:56 Scripture states, "And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment." In Yeshua's prophecy of the last days, he said in Matthew 24:20 “But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:" Clearly the Sabbath is still in effect!
Will the sabbath be kept in the coming kingdom? If the sabbath is truly done away with now, then it would be done away with in the kingdom, right? But according to a prophecy in Isaiah 66:22-23, in the coming Kingdom the weekly Sabbath will still be observed. Isa 66:22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith Yahweh, 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 Yahweh. Yahweh's Sabbath day stands forever, from Creation continuously into the Kingdom.
So, let's enter into the rest that Yahweh has set aside for us every week and sit at His feet to worship and learn of Him. You will find that after you have experienced a true Sabbath rest, you will long for that time with Yahweh every week.
Here are a few screen shots of a study on the Sabbath that we did with the
e-Sword. It is amazing what it can do!! This is more proof of the Sabbath still being valid in the Brit Chadesha (New Testament)! Hebrews chapter 4 is an awesome chapter. Below this image is a screenshot of a parallel Bible setup.