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We keep getting questions about Sabbath keeping.
Here are some additional comments to supplement our many documents on the subject.
First: The Sabbath is by definition the seventh day of the week.
It was defined as such at the time that Adam and Eve were created.
Genesis2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made;
and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it:
because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
It is a twenty four hour period of time, which has been sanctified.
This means set apart for holy use.
Today it starts in the evening before the day light part of the day.
This is the opposite of how regard time today.
This is clearly defined in Genesis 1, as we are told that every one of the seven days
comprised of the evening and the morning.
Genesis 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.
And the evening and the morning were the first day.
It is my feeling that the Eternal, who lives outside of space and time,
was excited about the creation of time. Therefore, He declared what a day was
after every one of the seven days mentioned in Genesis chapter 1.
Second: It is a specific period of time.
This period of time is not accessible to man or our adversary, Satan,
who can deceive people by wrong thinking, that the Sabbath no longer applies.
The reality is that this period of time, from the time of Adam to today is still ‘blessed’ and sanctified.
Third: We do not have any option how we spend this time.
This should be spent in a different manner to how we spend the other days of the week.
Therefore when anyone asks can I do this that and the other, they need to consider
if their activity is what they would normally do on the other days of the week.
If activity is the same as on the other days, then what is the difference between the Sabbath
and the other days?
Fourth If possible we should meet with other Sabbath observers.
Leviticus 23:3 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest,
an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.
Unfortunately, this is becoming more difficult everyday as most of the churches have already
signed up to the New World Order One World Religion, regardless of the of their church.
Therefore most genuine Sabbath keepers have to observe it on their own.
Fifth: We should worship the Eternal and let our thoughts focus on Him and His Word.
Genuine seekers after the Truth, on the Internet are being told by deceived Christians,
that they can do anything at all that they want on the Sabbath.
This is simply not true.
Sixth: It is true that believers are enjoying the Sabbath Rest of Christ.
Hebrews 4:3 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 God 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:
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 Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
11 ¶ Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
This should be the normal life of a genuine believer, however, this does nothing whatsoever
to do away with the weekly or annual Sabbaths.
Seventh We are clearly told that the Weekly and annual Sabbaths will be kept in the future.
Isaiah 66:23 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 the LORD.
Zechariah 14:16 ¶ And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.
17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem
to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.
18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast
Eighth Sunday, Christmas & Easter are Catholic institutions.
The evangelical churches would have you believe, with their twisted and perverted
doctrines and practices of Sunday worship, Christmas and Easter, which are pagan days,
which the Roman Catholic church has absorbed and seeks to put on the whole world.
These non-Catholics are ignorant of the fact that the Roman Catholic church makes
no secret of the fact that Sunday worship is instituted by them.
Furthermore they directly challenge all non-Catholics to prove to them from the scriptures
the reason for observing Sunday. Of course it cannot be done.
They, however, say that the Pope as Christ’s representative has the power to make the change
to the Sabbath. Therefore they have an excuse but they would like to know what is the excuse
of the non-Christians.
Revelation 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT,
THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Nine All Christians regarded as Catholics
The Roman Catholic church regards all Christians as under the authority of the Pope.
Not too many Christians are aware that just the fact that one claims to be Christian means
that the Roman Catholic church states that you come under their authority.
You can easily find that most churches are already secretly linked to the Roman Catholic Church.
The fact that the membership is ignorant of these facts does not alter the situation
in any way.
Ten History will repeat itself.
The stark choice will be observe Sunday worship, the beast, or die.
Revelation 13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast,
that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many
as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
Revelation 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever:
and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image,
and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
Eleven Religious and Political Babylon will ultimately be destroyed.
Revelation 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying,
Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils,
and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
Twelve It is always possible to do good on the Sabbath, as led by the Eternal.
Christ healed on the Sabbath.
Luke 6:9 Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing;
Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?
10 And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man,
Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
Thirteen The rebellious churches will be punished
Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her,
my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works:
in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
Fourteen Before considering the lying advice being freely offered,
carefully consider this document and the related documents.
The only way out of this dilemma is Jesus Christ.
He is the only way of escape.
He is out Sabbath Rest.
Praise the Lord.
Come soon Lord Jesus.
(Bible Explanations, Messages of Life, Hope & Encouragement)