Two Sabbath – Two Messiahs

  • God is one through the observance of the Sabbath on earth.
  • There are two parts to the Sabbath and two Messiahs appointed by God to reveal the Great Sabbath. 
  • The paths of the two Messiahs sometimes clash.

The world was created in six days and on the seventh day God rested.  The seventh day God sanctified and blessed.  The seventh day is the beginning of the next week which begins with Sunday. The seventh day is the end of the week and continues forever without end. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  The direction of heaven is upward; the direction of earth gravity is downward.  Through the Sabbath heaven and earth become connected the unity described in the Zohar the book of Splendor, One with One, God is One and his name is One.

In essence there are two Sabbaths connected to the One God.  One Sabbath comes each week for 24 hours ends and begins on another cycle.  The other Sabbath called the Great Sabbath is eternal without any time limit. God commanded the Jewish people to keep the Sabbath and to sanctify it, as a symbol that in six days God created the heavens and the earth and on the seventh day he rested.

The picture above is of the Tomb of the Baal Shem Tov in Mezabitz Ukraine the founder of Chassidism Messianic Orthodox Judaism

Sabbath is written in the holy language שבת with three Hebrew letters which divide in two parts ש-בת. The ש is the masculine aspect of the Sabbath and בת which literally means daughter is the feminine aspect of the Sabbath.  The Sabbath is called a wedding day when heaven and earth are joined together. The commandment of Sabbath is taught in two languages “to remember” in the first tablets, “to watch” in the second tablets. Moses broke the first tablets. Judaism follows principally the second tablets.

There are two realms of spirituality masculine and feminine which are joined together on the Sabbath.  The masculine aspect of spirituality is the unity of the letter ש which is called the trinity is also called heaven and mercy.  The feminine aspect of spirituality בת is also called earth the resting place of the divine presence of God also called the place of his kingship.  God created the world to have a dwelling place on the earth where in the end of time God would be crowned by his creations the King of the Universe, like it says in Zecharia 14:9, and the Lord will be king of the whole earth, on that day God will be one and his name will be one. The Sabbath which the Jewish people observe is a sign to all mankind that God is the creator of the universe.

God did not only create the earth which we live in, he also created the heavens above.  In the earth below dwell the nations of the world and the Jewish people the nation of Israel together.  In the nations of the world live the families which have been born from the seed of Adam.  Adam and Eve conceived two children Cain and Abel.  The children of Adam multiplied on the earth and from them came the families of man.  The Jewish people are the family of the fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and the mothers Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah.  Abraham had another child from his wife Hagar whose name was Ishmael.  Ishmael became a great nation who are today the nation of Islam.  From Isaac came the nation of Israel.  Isaac had two sons Esau and Jacob.  From Esau came the nation of Edom connected to Rome.  The world became populated until today where there are 7 billion people living on the earth.  Of all the peoples living on the earth God chose the Jewish people to give to them the Torah where is taught to keep the Sabbath on seventh day to be a sign in the world that God is the creator of the heavens and the earth. The Jewish people represent the Sabbath.

The Sabbath is not only a rest day for Jews, it is also a holy day symbolic of the Great Sabbath which is eternal above time and space.  The great Sabbath is called Heaven.  In the end of time and at the end of the life of every good person there is a reward for their good deeds in the afterlife which is part of the Great Sabbath.  At the end of days will be the resurrection of the dead which will be part of the Great Sabbath. The Great Sabbath is also called the Day of One like is written in Genesis on the first day, God said let there be light and there was light on the day of the One.

God is One in the heavens where is the Great Sabbath and God is One in the earth where the Jewish people keep the Sabbath.  God wants to reveal himself to the world.  The revelation of God in the world began at Mount Sinai when the Jewish people received the Torah. When the Jewish people received the Torah they began to keep the Sabbath on earth the seventh day each week in a weekly cycle.  God also wanted to reveal to the world and the people living on earth the Great Sabbath in the heavens which is eternal.  The revelation the Great Sabbath in heaven is also a sign to the world like the Sabbath the Jewish people keep on earth.  The great Sabbath is represented by the letter ש of the word שבת.  The letters בת correspond to the weekly Sabbath on earth.  These are two levels of Sabbath a spiritual unity earth and heaven.

God is one through the observance of the Sabbath on earth. God is one in heaven.  Adam was created from the dust of the earth and received the Sabbath in the Garden of Eden on the seventh day.  The children of Adam created in the image of God through the keeping of the Sabbath by the Jewish people connect the world with the Great Sabbath. The great Sabbath was revealed to Adam in the Garden of Eden.  On earth the keeping of the Sabbath of the Jewish people reveal the Great Sabbath on earth.

After the sin of Adam and Eve who ate from the tree of knowledge, the secret of the Great Sabbath also called the tree of life was forgotten by their children.  Through the Jewish religion as a commandment in the Torah is remembered and honored the Great Sabbath on earth when God rested from all his work after creating the world.  The memory of the great Sabbath is the weekly obligation of the Jewish people.  However, each week the Sabbath passes until it is restored in another week. The revelation of the eternal Sabbath is the work of the Jewish people in their service of God.  God through the Messiah who was called the Trinity connected to the letter ש of שבת came to strengthen the memory and knowledge of the eternal Sabbath. The Jewish people have always been the connection to the feminine aspect of the Sabbath and continue to be the connection the feminine aspect of the Sabbath.  There are two Sabbaths and two parts of the Sabbath ש-בת.

There are two parts to the Sabbath and two Messiahs appointed by God to reveal the Great Sabbath.  The Jewish people and their Messiah reveal the feminine aspect of the Sabbath on earth.  The Messiah of the Trinity reveals the masculine aspect through resurrection.  The Sabbath has two parts and the Messiah has two parts. The Jewish people were given first the work of keeping the feminine aspect of the Sabbath before was revealed the masculine aspect of the Sabbath by the Messiah of the Trinity.  Judaism have a Messiah who is connected to the earth and their nation only because they have been commanded to keep the Sabbath in their way from generation to generation. God wants the Sabbath to be revealed on earth through the Jewish people and the two Messiahs.  The two Messiahs are two parts in the revelation of God connected to heaven mercy and to earth justice.

The two Messiahs are related to Joseph and David the descendent from the tribe of Judah. Joseph was hated by his brothers because of his individuality.  They even thought about killing him.  The followers of the two Messiahs may not be friendly because they have different spiritual directions. The spiritual direction of the Messiah the son of Joseph is toward heaven universal.  The spiritual direction of the Messiah the son of David is toward earth national.  The paths of the two Messiahs sometimes clash.  The Messiah the son of David can sometimes be called Anti-Christ.  Through Juana Yoga and the study of the Zohar can be understood intellectually the connection between the two Messiahs and can be limited the conflicts between them and their followers.

The Lubavitcher Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson

The Lubavitcher Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson before his passing on June 12, 1994 declared the time has come to reveal the Messiah in Judaism.  Judaism has hidden for centuries the secrets of the Messiah because it could cause damage to their National Unity which protects the nation from assimilation.  He revealed that there is a compromise between Universal and National interests in religion as a whole and in Judaism by allowing his followers to continue to call him the Messiah after his death.  In this way the concept of two Messiahs became revealed on both sides of the spiritual spectrum. Judaism now no longer has to fear the danger of recognizing Christianity as a representative of the Messiah of World Unity which mends the gap between the two faiths who share the Bible.  Orthodox Judaism continues to hide these secrets which were revealed in the Zohar the Book of Splendor but the truth has leaked out.  In this way Lubavitch has made the greatest Jewish contribution to World Unity and Peace since the time of Jerimiah the prophet, the last prophet at the time of the destruction of the first temple. The Rebbe apologized in one of his last speeches that he was a prophet and that his previous teachers were prophets.  Prophets are unique people, they preach similar to Bha”i who called himself a prophet that there are two realms of spirituality Universal and National.  Fundamentalists only teach the religious side national without the side of World Unity and Peace. Today thinking in terms of one side of spirituality has caused death and destruction by religious extremists.

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David Wexelman

Rabbi David Wexelman is the  author of five books on the topics of World Unity and Peace, and Progressive Jewish Spirituality. Rabbi Wexelman is a member of the American Friends of Maccabee, a charitable organization helping the poor in the United States and in Israel.  Donations are tax deductible in the USA.

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