We read concerning Messiah:
2 And there was there in Yerushalayim, one place for immersions, which is called in
Hebrew, Beit Chesed: and it had in it five porches.
3 And many people were lying at these: who were sick, and blind, and lame, and
withered, <and they were waiting for the movement of the water.
4 For an angel, from time to time descended to the [place for] washing, and moved the
water. And whoever descended first after the movement of the water, was healed of
every pain that he had. >
5 And there was there one man, who was in sickness thirty eight years.
6 Yeshua saw this man who was lying, and knew that he had had this sickness a long
time. And He said to him: Do you want to be healed?
7 That sick man answered and said, Yes my Adon, but I have no one to place me in the
immersion when the water is moved. But before I can come, another descends before me.
8 Yeshua said to him: Arise; take up your pallet and walk.
9 And immediately that man was healed: and he arose, took his pallet, and walked. And
that day, was the Sabbath.
10 And the Judeans were saying to that one who was healed, It is the Sabbath. It is not
permitted for you to carry your pallet.
11 But he answered and said to them, He who made me whole said to me: Take your
pallet and walk.
12 And they asked him, Who is this man who told you to take your pallet and walk?
13 And he who was healed did not know who He was: for Yeshua had withdrawn from
him, because of the large crowd that was in that place.
14 After a while, Yeshua found him in the Temple, and said to him: Behold, you are
whole. Do not sin again, lest something that is worse than the first should happen to you.
15 And that man went and told the Judeans, that Yeshua was the one who had healed
16 And because of this, the Judeans were persecuting Yeshua, and seeking to kill Him;
because He had done these things on the Sabbath.
17 But Yeshua said to them: My Father works until now; I also work.
Why was it permitted to carry the pallet on the Sabbath? One may say “it is a matter of
healing, and healing is permitted on the Sabbath.” Not so, for this man had already been healed, and carrying his
pallet was not needed to heal him. Why
therefore was he instructed to carry his pallet?
The International Nazarene Beit Din says:
“Shabbat May be Loosed for matters concerning "the knowledge of ELOHIM" - "The knowledge of ELOHIM is of greater weight
than burnt offerings (Hosea 6:6) and burnt offerings are of greater weight than
Shabbat (Lev. 23:37-38; Mt. 12:5-6). Therefore "the knowledge of
ELOHIM" is of greater weight than Shabbat. Activities such as carrying are
therefore permitted on Shabbat in matters pertaining to "the knowledge of
ELOHIM" (Jn. 5:1-15). This would include such activities as driving to