Mark 2:27 / Plucking Grain on the Sabbath

And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath. Therefore the Son of man is Master also of the sabbath.” Mark 2:27, 28.

Yahuwah ordained that the Sabbath should be a blessing, not a burden. The Sabbath was for man’s interest and not his injury to observe it.

The all wise Creator knew that man, the creature of His hand, needed time to put aside his own pursuits and contemplate the goodness and glory of Yahuwah. Had the Sabbath always been sacredly observed, there could never have been an atheist or an idolater.

The profuse requirements of the rabbis pertaining to the meticulous observance of the Sabbath were based on the concept that the Sabbath was of more importance in the sight of Yahuwah than man himself.

The Jewish leaders had put unnecessary laws and regulations on the Sabbath day that Yahuwah never asked for. Yahushua repeatedly rebuked these man-made traditions. According to these blind leaders, man was made for the Sabbath—made to keep it mechanically. The rabbis reduced the Sabbath to an absurdity by their rigid and meaningless distinction between what could and could not be done on that day.

The Sabbath institution, which originated in Eden, is as old as the world itself. To tamper in any way with the Creator’s specifications - as to when and how the day should be observed - is tantamount to denying that Yahuwah knows what is best for the creatures of His hand.

In Mark 2:24-28, Yahushua and His disciples were passing through a field of grain on the Sabbath day, so they began to pluck and eat. The Pharisees, seeing this, took the opportunity to accuse Yahushua of allowing unlawful actions on the Sabbath.

It was Yahushua’s purpose to teach His disciples and His enemies that the service of Yahuwah is first of all. The object of Yahuwah's work in this world is the redemption of man; therefore that which is necessary to be done on the Sabbath in the accomplishment of this work is in accord with the Sabbath law. Yahushua then crowns His argument by declaring Himself the "Master of the Sabbath,"--One above all question and above all law. This infinite Judge acquits the disciples of blame, appealing to the very statutes they are accused of violating. 

Yahushua states that He is Master even of the Sabbath day, thus informing us that being Master and Creator of its sanctity, He would not otherwise demean its true holiness in any way.

The words “the Son of man is Master also of the Sabbath" are full of instruction ad comfort. The Sabbath belongs to Yahushua. By Him it was set apart as a memorial of the work of creation.

The Sabbath points to Him as both the Creator and the Sanctifier. It declares that He who created all things in heaven and in earth, and by whom all things are upheld, is also the head of the ekklesia, and that by His power we are reconciled to Yahuwah. For, speaking to His children, He said, "I gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign between Me and them, that they might know that I am Yahuwah that sanctify them,"- makes them holy. Ezekiel 20:12.

The reason why we use Ekklesia and not church when referring to Yahuwah's faithful in WLC content is because the word "church" does not accurately convey the meaning of the original Greek, "Ekklesia." Throughout the New Testament, Ekklesia refers to the Called Out Ones. The word "church," which emphasizes a group, is therefore an erroneous translation and should never have been used. Christians are literally the Called Out Ones. The true followers of Yahushua are indeed the Called Out Ones from the organized denominations and religions of fallen Babylon. When the call to flee Babylon has been heard, none are to again return to Babylonian churches and forms of religion.

The Sabbath is a sign of Yahushua's power to make us holy. And it is given to all whom Yahushua makes holy as a sign of His sanctifying power.