Satan, Muhammad al-Zawahiri

Satan, Muhammad and al-Zawahiri all "rail" against the cross! CAIRO, Egypt, Dec. 11, 2005  In a taped message Ayman al-Zawahiri, urged all Muslims to take up arms and said their refusal to join the fight against "the Cross and Zionism" was a "malignant illness" that would only lead to the defeat of militant Islam. Another example of this mindless zombie behavior you see in Muslims is the Shiite Muslim "holiday" of Ashoura, commemorating the death of Muhammad's grandson Husayn. Some Shiite Muslims stab themselves in the head on this "holiday", making a cut on their heads and beating the wound so it keeps bleeding. And the "bleeders" then walk around in groups yelling. And the cruelest and worst practice of Muslims is their practice of genital cutting (aka: FGC, Female Genital Cutting), genital mutilation, of young girls in Muslim countries.  It has been estimated that approximately 2 million infants, young girls, and women are subjected to this painful and needless practice each year worldwide. FGC is typically done without anesthesia or antibiotics. Ashoura holiday head cutting with knives
click picture to enlarge  A symptom of enslavement:
Islamic law encourages Muslims to proselytize (convert others).  Islam, however, clearly forbids others to proselytize to Muslims.  This is because hearing the truth as revealed in the Christian Bible would weaken this false path to God (Islam).
BUT, WHAT ABOUT THE CRUSADES - YOU MAY BE ASKING:
Every Christian who participated in the Crusades, did so, against the teachings of Jesus.
However, in retrospect, the Crusades probably allowed the western world a thousand years of freedom from the diabolical Islamic religion. The Crusaders stopped the expansion of the Islamic empire. This allowed Christianity to prosper in Europe which preserved the gospel for the rest of the world to receive.
The Crusades were a reaction to the Muslim crusades against the entire world.
In the 7th century, the Muslims took control of Jerusalem, and in the 11th century they began to hassle, kill, molest Christian pilgrims in the Jerusalem area. The Muslim Turks even attacked Rome and Belgrade in 1456 A.D.  The Crusades were also in response to the cries of help from the eastern Byzantine Empire, which was very worried about the military threat to it from the Seljuk Turks. So if the Christians did not respond, the Muslims would have conquered all of Europe and wiped out Christianity from the planet.   Did this have any significance to Osama bin Laden's sick mind?  The Muslim high point in Europe ended when they were turned back from Vienna on September 11, 1683 A.D.
In AD 1009, Kalif Hakem of Egypt ordered the destruction of the Holy Sepulcher and all Christian places of worship in Jerusalem. Christians were persecuted cruelly and pilgrims were attacked.
Here is a speech from Pope Urban II to Christians from this Crusader era:
For your brethren who live in the east are in urgent need of your help, and you must hasten to give them the aid which has often been promised to them.  For, as most of you have heard, the Turks and Arabs have attacked them and have conquered the territory of Romania (the Greek empire) as far west as the shore of the Mediterranean and the Hellespont, which is called the Arm of St. George.  They have occupied more and more of the lands of those Christians, and have overcome them in seven battles.  They have killed and captured many, and have destroyed the churches and devastated the empire.  If you permit them to continue thus for a while with impunity, the faithful of God will be much more widely attacked by them.  On this account I, or rather the Lord, beseech you as Christ's heralds to publish this everywhere and to persuade all people whatever rank, foot-soldiers and knights, poor and rich, to carry aid promptly to those Christians and to destroy that vile race from the lands of our friends.
SPAIN UNDER THE MOORS
Neither was Spain under the Muslim Moors the jewel of Islamic tolerance that it is often purported to be. In 920 A.D. all the inhabitants of Muez were put to the sword. Cordova, Zarajoza and Merida were burned to the ground, with all adult males executed and all women and children enslaved. In AD 1066 all the Jews of Grenada were slaughtered. In AD 1126, all the Christians of Grenada were deported to Morocco.
CARNAGE IN CONSTANTINOPLE
Under Mehmet II the Turks conquered the great Byzantine capital, Constantinople. On 29 May, 1453 A.D., waves of Turkish soldiers swept into Constantinople, the greatest city in the world at that time, and put it to the sword. Priceless libraries and irreplaceable works of art were burned, the population slaughtered, even in the Hagia Sophia, the greatest Christian church in the world at that time.
For centuries the Turks demanded an annual “blood levy” of Christian boys. Parents were forced to hand over one out of every five Christian boys for service in the Sultan’s army as janissaries.
In 1860 over 12,000 Christians were slaughtered in Lebanon. In 1876 14,700 Bulgarians were murdered by the Turks. 200,000 Armenian Christians were slaughtered by the Turks in Bayazid in 1877. And in 1915 the Turks massacred over 1.5 million Armenian Christians. As recently as September 1922 the Turkish army destroyed the ancient city of Smyrna with its 300,000 Christian population.
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adoration
ja worship is just unexplainable, its delicious
awesome thanx
This song NEVER gets old. Thanks for posting.
this songs makes the LORD feel so close. Heaven feels tangible. like I'm a door away...
praise the living God.
 I ENTER INTO THE HOLY OF HOLIES TO WORSHIP THE HOLY "I AM"......
PEACE BE STILL, G-D BLESS U ALL, IN YHWH, A-MEIN\0/
++SHALOM++
There are many other blessings prescribed by Jewish tradition to help us remember the goodness of God and to practice our gratitude before Him. Some of these are spontaneously uttered praises to God for evidence of His daily care; some of these are special words said on special occasions; and some are more formalized cadences uttered for ritualistic observances:

For Special Occasions
Home Dedication (mezuzah)
Wedding Blessings **
Traveler's Blessing
For Healing
For Giving Strength
For Giving Wisdom
For Meeting Needs
Seeing Natural Wonders
Hearing Thunder
Seeing a Rainbow
Beholding Natural Beauty
Upon Hearing Good News
Upon hearing Bad News
For being an Israelite
For being made free. For self-acceptance
For seeing the ocean
For the Gift of Sight
When Anointing with Oil
Experiencing a Miracle
Experiencing Deliverance
Upon Seeing a King
Birth and B'rit Millah
For Pidyon Haben
For the Hebrew Letters
Recovering from Illness
For seeing a Torah sage
For seeing a renowned Scholar
For the State of Israel
For the Earth
State of Israel
Seeing a King
Anointing with oil


About Muhammad himself: Moslems, as well as others, have disregarded the historical facts. They have continually striven to turn this man [Mohammed] into an imaginary superhuman being, a sort of God in human clothes, and have generally ignored the ample evidence of his humanity. They have been ready… to present these fantasies as miracles. Reference: Ali Dashti, "Twenty Three Years: A Study of the Prophetic Career of Mohammad". Much is known about the life of Muhammad.  In 1851, the French scholar Ernest Renan wrote that Muhammad lived "in the full light of history."  Muhammad's first biographer was Muhammad Ibn Ishag (704-773 A.D.) who wrote "Sirat Rasul Allah",  a work which has not survived.  No finished biography of Muhammad appeared until 150 years after his death in Arabia.
According to tradition, Muhammad was born in Mecca on April 20, 570 A.D.  Shi'ites say he was born on April 26th.  His full name was Muhammad Bin-Abdullah.  At the time Muhammad was born Muhammad's father was the chief of the pagan worshipping tribe of Koreish.  Muhammad's father was ‘Abd Allāh ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib, of the family of Hashim (Shaiba ibn Hashim).  ‘Abd Allāh" means "slave of Allah". His father died soon after his son's birth--while he was out on a trading expedition. His father was the youngest son of Abdul Muttalib and the great-grandson of Kussai.  Muhammad was orphaned early in his life after his mother Amina died and was raised by his grandfather Abdul Muttalib, then chief of the Quraysh (Koreish) tribe, and his uncle Abu-Talib beginning at age 6.  Earlier, at about 5 years old while in the care of a Bedouin nurse named Halima Muhammad became subject to epileptic fits. The branch of the Quraysh tribe Muhammad belonged to was known as the Beni Hashem. 
At the age of nine the boy Muhammad mounted a camel and went on a merchandising expedition into Syria.  It was while with his grandfather and uncle that Muhammad learned learned to be lordly, and to exercise power, to fast, and to pray at certain specified times of the day.   The Quraysh tribe prayed to idols at sunrise, noon, and at sunset; and they faced the direction of the idol black stone and the Kaaba.
While away from Arabia he saw the sacred places of the Jews. He stood on the spot where the King of Salem came out and did obeisance to Abraham. He was shown the place where his great mother, the bondwoman Hagar, went forth leading Ishmael by the hand. He saw Damascus, city of the desert, and Sinai, the mountain of the law. Then he returned to Mecca full of visions and dreams. His teen years were as a shepherd and an attendant of caravans.
At the age of 20 Muhammad was hired by a wealthy woman named Khadija (or Khadeejah) to manage her late husband's caravan business.  When Muhammad was 25 he married Khadija; six children were born to them, but only one survived to adulthood; his beloved daughter Fatima.  While in the caravan business Muhammad happened to make many journeys to Syria and Palestine.  During this time Muhammad became acquainted with both Jews and Christians.  Later, the monk-like Muhammad would cause things to be written in the Koran about both Jewish and Christian history, which shows that Muhammad did not possess an intellect befitting a historian.  It has also been thought that Muhammad could not read or write.  In fact, the Qur'an says Muhammad was illiterate (Ummi) in Surah 7:157.  These Qur'an (Koran) entries you will see below are marred with gross errors and inattention to detail.  This marriage to the much older Khadija, who was then 40 years old and who already had been married twice proved very fortunate to Muhammad.  Muhammad suddenly became equal to the richest men in Mecca.  While married to Khadija Muhammad did not marry any other wife.  However, after she died, Muhammad would show no restraint in his self gratification for lust with multiple wives, slaves, captives, and even his own adoptive son Zaid's wife.  Khadija gave Muhammad two sons, both of whom died young.  They both also had 4 daughters together.  Their names were Rockeya, Kolthum, Zeinale, and Fatima. In his older age, Muhammad used to color his hair red to hide his gray hair. He is said to have had a large hairy egg sized mole under his left shoulder.  Not being able to find any prophecy of Muhammad's coming in the Bible - many foolish Arabs have tried to 'tie' this hairy mole into Isaiah 9, where it is written, "the government shall be upon his shoulder".
People used to ask Muhammad's favorite child bride Aisha how the Prophet lived at home. "Like an ordinary man," she answered. "He would sweep the house, stitch his own clothes, mend his own sandals; water the camels, milk the goats, help the servants at their work, and eat his meals with them; and he would go to fetch a thing we needed from the market."
Aisha (only 6 when married) believed whatever Muhammad told her about his divine inspiration.  Muhammad claimed that he used to get revelations from Allah only when he slept with Aisha. Why is it that Gabriel did not bother to visit him when Muhammad spent nights with other wives in his harem?
Reference: ahadith from Sahih Bukhari: "Muhammad used to get divine inspiration only in Aisha's bed"...3.47.755
Aisha did not see Gabriel while Muhammad introduced Gabriel to her…4.54.440  
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 440:
Narrated Abu Salama:
'Aisha said that the Prophet said to her "O 'Aisha' This is Gabriel and he sends his (greetings) salutations to you." 'Aisha said, "Salutations (Greetings) to him, and Allah's Mercy and Blessings be on him," and addressing the Prophet she said, "You see what I don't see."
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 Heaven worship song thank you so much I am blessed
HalleluYah. Praise be to His Holy Name. May He continue to guide and bless you until the end of your days
Our Lord full of mercy grace power, Holy is he - devoted to our cause and our creation, ever benevolent, our saviour, rescuing us from sin. Hallelujah!
you are Holy Lord amen Halleluyah
HalleluYah Amen
Paul Wilbur - Holy Holy Holy - Lyrics
Holy, Holy, Holy is the God of Israel.  Lord, we bow in worship at the brilliance of your face.  We cry Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord!  Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord!  Holy, Holy is the Lord.  Holy, Holy, Holy is the song that heaven sings.  Come to reign for ever, Kings of Kings and Lord of Lords.  Then cry Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord.  Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord.  Amen and Hallelujah!
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Biblical Berachot. Some berachot come directly from the pages of the Scriptures themselves, including many from Tehillim (Psalms). Some of these blessings have become embedded in various Jewish siddurim.
The following list is not exhaustive, but is provided with the hope that you will practice your Hebrew reading and pronunciation while studying some great blessings mentioned in the Word of God.  Click the links to view the Hebrew text (with grammatical notes), read the English transliteration, and listen to the Hebrew audio:
Psalm 5:13
Psalm 16:7
Psalm 28:6
Psalm 29:11
Psalm 31:21
Psalm 34:2
Psalm 41:13
Psalm 66:20
Psalm 66:8
Psalm 67:1
Psalm 68:19
Psalm 68:35
Psalm 72:18-19
Psalm 89:52
Psalm 95:6
Psalm 96:2
Psalm 100:4
Psalm 103:1-2; 20-22
Psalm 104:1
Psalm 106:48
Psalm 113:2
Psalm 115:13, 18
Psalm 118:26
Psalm 119:12
Psalm 124:6
Psalm 128:5
Psalm 129:8
Psalm 134:1-3
Psalm 135:19-21
Psalm 144:1
Psalm 145:1-2
Psalm 145:10
Genesis 2:3
Genesis 9:1
Genesis 9:26
Genesis 14:19-20
Exodus 18:10
Numbers 24:9
Ruth 4:14
1 Kings 8:56
1 Chronicles 16:36
1 Chronicles 29:10
Isaiah 19:25
Jeremiah 17:7
Ezekiel 3:12
Matthew 5:3-11
Matthew 11:6
Matthew 13:16
Luke 1:45-8
2 Corinthians 1:3
Ephesians 1:3
James 1:12
1 Peter 1:3
Revelation 16:15
Revelation 19:9
Revelation 20:6
Revelation 22:14
More to come, IY"H
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Greatest False Teachings in the Qur'an: - The New Testament repeatedly declares that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that He was crucified and resurrected to both pay for our sins and to make possible our salvation, but the Qur'an expressly denies all these things.  The Qur'an says Jesus was not crucified. (Surah 4:157-158).  The sacrificial death of Jesus Christ as an atonement for our sins was a stumbling block to Muhammad.  Muhammad said that only one in his likeness was crucified.  This clearly contradicts all 4 Gospels (Injil) which Muhammad confirmed in the as the revealed word of God in the Qur'an itself. Islam is actually guilty of upholding the cause of Satan himself, who argued from the very beginning that man is entitled to disregard the known will of God as Satan had done.  Satan lies that man could disregard God's will without incurring the penalty of death.  But God cared enough about our sinful guilty human race to endure our punishment for us Himself, in the person of Jesus of Nazareth, whose perfect atoning sacrifice saved every repentant, believing sinner.  To think that one can have eternal Life without someone like Jesus "paying our price" for our sin is to mistakenly believe that God can righteously forgive without requiring any atonement at all. This makes God Himself a protector of sin rather than its avenger.
If you accept Islam, you forever reject Jesus and His substitut suffering and death for your sins on the cross.  It is a decision that will effect where you spend eternity.
The New Testament was written by people who walked with Jesus.  Muhammad only heard about Jesus (called Isa in the Qur'an) over five centuries later, and even what he heard he seems to have gotten confused.
Jesus was not merely a Prophet
Christians need to remember, Jesus Christ warned us that if you deny Him, He will deny you before the Father.   Muslims falsely believe they have "this base" covered because they show reverence to Jesus as a "great Prophet" only. 
Surah 3.45:    When the angels said: O Marium, surely Allah gives you good news with a Word from Him (of one) whose name is the '. Messiah, Isa (Jesus) son of Marium, worthy of regard in this world and the hereafter and of those who are made near (to Allah).
You "deny" Jesus when you do not follow His teachings, such as He is the only way to the Father and salvation.  You deny Jesus when you do not make Him the center of your life.  Jesus of Nazareth is the Jewish Messiah foretold thousands of years before His arrival (see here) by numerous Prophets of God.  Jesus led a sinless life.  And only Jesus, the Son of the Father is the awaited Christ and mediator between you and the Father.
Comparison between Muhammad and Jesus (Isa)
Jesus (Isa)
Muhammad
Jesus is God (John 1, Col. 1) and here. Jesus forgave sins and dispelled demons in His own name.  He said "I and the Father are one".
Muhammad admitted he is only a man (Surah 18:110)
Jesus raised Himself from the dead (Matthew 28:6) and rose into heaven in front of many witnesses.
Muhammad remains dead
His Birth, Life, Death, Resurrection was foretold by numerous prophets. See here
Proverbs 30:4 (written 700 B.C./1300 yrs before Muhammad): "...What is His name, and what is His son's name, if thou canst tell?"
Nothing predicted about Muhammad.  The "Comforter" was the Holy Spirit Jesus promised the apostles.
Jesus lived a sinless life (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Allah himself refers to Muhammad as sinful (Surah 40:55, 48:1-2).
Jesus did numerous miracles to prove His divinity, including raising the dead and command over nature  (All Gospel writers and Josephus). While teaching his apostles Jesus said; "Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves" (John 14:11 and Matthew 9:2-7)
On two occasions in the Qur'an Muhammad admitted he could do no miracles to show any sort of divinity or divine calling (Surah 17:90-95; 3:183, also see: 29:50-51)
Jesus cared for His enemies (Matthew 5:43-44). Jesus promised to save those who believe and trust in Him.
Killed his enemies and anyone who disagreed with him (Surah 9:5)
Held a high view of marriage and hated divorce - as God the Father does (Matthew 19:7-8).
Muhammad commanded his adopted son to divorce his wife so that she would become his (Surah 33:36-38)
Accurately prophesied many verifiable events that took place after His time (Matthew 24).
Delivered only one -questionable- guess/prophecy about the Romans winning a future battle.  No date or place given. (Surah 30:1-4)
Jesus gave his disciples authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness (Matthew 10:1; Mark 6:12-13)
Muhammad gave his followers the authority to wage war on unbelievers.
Muhammad is Allah's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to unbelievers. (Surah 48:29) Jesus told his disciples not to ask for money, and not to carry money with them. (Matthew 10:8-9, Luke 10:7)
Muhammad instructed his followers on how to divide booty they seized from unbelievers.  He insisted on 20% for himself.
Jesus said to his followers that if anyone will not welcome you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town. (Matthew 10:14-15, 23)
muhammad ordered Muslims to attack any city that rejected Islam.
Jesus told his followers to get ready, because unbelievers would flog them, arrest them, and put them on trial (Matthew 10:16-19)
Muhammad told his followers to fight (militarily)  hard against unbelievers.
"Kill the Mushrikun (unbelievers) wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and lie in wait for them in each and every ambush..." Surah 9:5. Also see Surah 9:29. Jesus washed his disciples' feet.
He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.  John 13:4-5, 12-17
One day after battle, Muhammad came back home and said to his daughter Fatima, "Wash the blood from this sword and I swear in the name of Allah this sword was obeying me all the time."  Muhammad then took the swords of his friend Ali ibn Abu Talib and washed them for him.
 Jesus never took up a sword or encouraged anyone else to do so.  Once a close follower took it upon himself to take up a sword.  Jesus soundly reprimanded him.  Jesus warned; "all who take the sword will perish by the sword" (Matthew 26:52)
According to Muslim scholar Pickthal, "the number of campaigns (military) he (Muhammad) led in person during the last ten years of his life is twenty-seven, in nine of which there was hard fighting.  The number of expeditions which he planned and sent out under other leaders is thirty-eight" (n.d., pg. xxvi)
Jesus said: "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? (Matthew 5:44-46)
Surah 9:29:  PICKTHAL: "Fight against such of those who have been given the Scripture (Christians & Jews) as believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, and forbid not that which Allah hath forbidden by His messenger, and follow not the Religion of Truth, until they pay the tribute readily, being brought low."
Jesus's last message to his followers about himself and his mission:
Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. Luke 24:46-47
Muhammad's last speech to his followers on Mt Arafat:
....."I descended by Allah with the sword in my hand, and my wealth will come from the shadow of my sword.  And the one who will disagree with me will be humiliated and persecuted."
Reference: Ibn Hisham (828 A.D., "The Life of Muhammad", 3rd ed., pt. 6, vol. 3 (Beirut, Lebanon: Dar-al-Jil, 1998), p. 8
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Give Thanks To The Lord - Hodu La'Adonai. Introduction to the Jewish Sabbath
call the Sabbath a delight and the holy day of the LORD honorable
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God is great!!!! Glory to his wonderful blessed and glorious name!!! May all creation give glory to the Holy Trinity! The Father created us, the Son redeemed and the Spirit fills us with his holy presence. May all believers ( catholics like me, evangelical and messianic jews) give glory all united to the blessed one
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This is worship from the land of israel with different singers . I think this is from their Adonal album. This is definately not Paul Wilbur.
4th Commandment
"I have a precious gift in my treasure house, said God to Moses, 'Sabbath' is its name; go and tell Israel I wish to present it to them."
Shabbat begins at sunset on Friday evening and ends Saturday night when three stars are visible in the sky (25 hours). On Shabbat we remember that God created the world and then rested from His labors (Genesis 2:2).
Shabbat is considered the most important of the Jewish holidays -- even more important than Yom Kippur or the other High Holidays. This special day is to be marked by three qualities: rest (menuchah), holiness (kedushah), and joy (oneg).
During Shabbat we spend time with family, friends, pray, read, and rejuvenate. We light candles to symbolically drive away darkness and welcome the Light of the Mashiach Jesus into our hearts.
There are three main rituals regarding Shabbat observance:
Lighting the Sabbath candles
Saying Kiddush over wine
Reciting HaMotzi over challah
The Shabbat meal is a time when friends and families share highlights from the week, words from Torah, and sing Shabbat table songs, called zemirot.
We are called by Scripture to both "remember" (zakhor) and to guard (shamor) the Sabbath Day, in order to consecrate it as a day devoted to the things that matter most in our spiritual lives before the LORD.
Remembering the Sabbath
In Genesis 2:3 we are told that God rested (shavat) from His creative activity and set apart the seventh day as the memorial of the work of His hands. God called the seventh day "holy" (kodesh), which means set apart as sacred, exalted, and honored.
The fourth of the ten mitzvot (commandments) is:
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy (Exodus 20:8)
zakhor et-yom ha-Shabbat le-kadesho.
The word translated "remember" (zakhor) means to recall or recollect past events and experiences and renew them in the present. In a sense, then, such remembering is a form of re-creation, where we reinterpret our lives and our identities in new ways.
How do we so remember the Sabbath? By candle lighting, reciting Kiddush, dining festively, dressing in special clothes, praying, listening to Torah reading in synagogue, and learning and discussing portions of Torah.
Guarding the Sabbath
Interestingly, the fourth commandment is repeated in Deuteronomy 5:12:
Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it... (Deuteronomy 5:12)
shamor et-yom ha-Shabbat le-kadesho.
The word translated "keep" (shamor) means to guard something held in trust, to protect and to watch closely. Not only are we to remember the Sabbath, but we are to guard and protect its sanctity as something of great value.
How are we to guard the Sabbath? By refraining from secular activities, usually regarded as one of the forbidden 39 categories of work (melachah) which are not appropriate for this special day.
Just as God set apart a time to focus on and honor the marvelous works of His hands, so we are commanded to regularly set apart a time to focus and honor our own creative life in God. Notice that both God and man set apart the Sabbath day and share in the glory of creative life.
Some Jewish sages have said that the Sabbath is a picture of the Olam HaBah, or world to come. In the rhythm of the Olam HaZeh, or present world, however, the Sabbath is a sacred time to become spiritually reconnected with our true identities as God's very children. Are we regularly setting apart a time to remember the sacred work of God in our lives? The Sabbath is our God-given opportunity and privilege.
Note: For more information about Shabbat, see the article on the Fourth Commandment.
Thanking God for Shabbat:
בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יהוה אֱלהֵנוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם
אֲשֶׁר נָתַן לָנוּ חַגִּים, חֻקּוֹת, וּמוֹעֲדִים לְשִׂמְחָה
לִכְבוֹד יֵשׁוּעַ הַמָּשִׁיחַ אֲדוֹנֵינוּ, אוֹר הָעוֹלָם
 ba·rukh  at·tah  Adonai  E·lo·he·nu  Me·lekh  ha·o·lam,
a·sher  na·tan  la·nu  chag·gim,  chuk·kot,  u·mo·a·dim  le·sim·chah,
likh·vod  Ye·shu·a  ha·ma·shi·ach  A·do·ne·nu,   or ha·o·lam
"Blessed art You, LORD our God, King of the universe,
who has given to us holidays, customs, and seasons of happiness,
for the glory of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, the light of the world."