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A Message From Peter James
 


 

Sabbath & The Law
 


      

 

There is still a great deal of opposition to our documents relating to the Sabbath and the Law.

I would like to make some observations regarding both of these things.

 

The first concerns the Sabbath.

 

We are introduced to the Sabbath in

Genesis 2:2  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. 

 

We are told that the Eternal God having ended His work rested on the Seventh day.

There was not a Jew in sight.

The only humans to exist at that time were Adam and Eve.

Therefore the creation of the Sabbath has nothing whatsoever to do with the Jews or any nation,

because they did not exist.

 

The Eternal God did not rest because He was tired.

 

Psalm 121:4  Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

 

Revelation 7:15  Therefore are they before the throne of God,

and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

 

He was therefore setting us the supreme example of what was the best thing for us.

At that time He stopped His activity of creating, and rejoiced in the creation which He had made.

Therefore the Sabbath points us back to creation and we should remember it and rejoice in it.

 

The Sabbath is certainly a delight to me and it certainly is neither a yoke or a burden.

 

The Eternal God then did two wonderful things.

He blessed the Sabbath and

He sanctified it.

 

This means that He took a period of time and bestowed specific blessing to that period.

He also set it apart for holy use, that is what sanctified means.

Time is not something to which we have access.

We cannot change what the Eternal God bestowed on these two days.

We can partake of the blessing by obedience or be bypassed by the blessings because of rebellion.

 

This creation of the Sabbath was just as important as anything else which the Eternal God

created on the previous days. It is therefore important that we neither ignore nor trivialize

something which is very important indeed as the Eternal God Himself gave us the example.

 

I would like any one who disagrees with what is said to tell me the precise scripture,

when the Sabbath has had the blessing withdrawn from it and when it was un-sanctified.

 

There were clear scriptures at the creation of the Sabbath and then throughout the bible,

explaining the Sabbath and its importance.

 

There had to be a time when such a critical thing took place and it must be mentioned somewhere.

Where is it?

 

If you are unable to provide any scriptures which show that the blessing was withdrawn

from the Sabbath and that it was unsanctified,

then it follows that the Sabbath is still blessed and sanctified,

regardless of whether we cherish and enjoy it or not.

If this is the case then possibly you should re-examine your beliefs.

 

Please do not go to the writings of Paul to support arguments to the contrary,

because it is very clear from his writings that he kept the Sabbaths, and the Holy Days,

just like Christ did.

 

The reality is that if we do not keep the Sabbath whatever we might think we will not be blessed.

It is not a small issue at all, but a major point of rebellion.

We cannot accept the Sunday mark, which the Roman Catholic church openly states

is their mark, and expect to be blessed.

It will not happen.

The Catholic leaders fully expect all their breakaway prodigal daughter churches to return to them.

They even go further and claim that anyone who calls themselves a Christian comes under their authority.

It does not matter what the name of the church is that you attend, and whether you know it or not.

This is a fact.

The ultimate goal is that you will observe Satan’s counterfeit Sabbath, which is Sunday or die.

 

Regarding the Law.

Many tell us that it is done away with and we no longer need to keep it.

They distort scripture to support their ideas.

Scripture and our Rhema tells us that what we are saying is correct.

When most say we do not have to keep the law, they mostly mean the Sabbath,

but as we have dealt with that above we will not discuss it further.

 

Sadly the Roman Catholics have messed with the first commandments so that they

effectively have done away with the commandment against Idolatry.

 

The commandments govern man’s conduct towards the Eternal God and our fellowman.

How can these things ever be terminated?

However, in practice many ‘Christians’, even supposedly Christian leaders of nations,

promote and justify killing in one way or another.

They lie, covet, commit adultery, steal and kill at the drop of a hat.

We idolize the things which our hands have created, our cars, our homes, our any and everything.

 

Luke 16:17  And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.

 

Matthew 5:18  For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass,

one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

 

What is certain is that there is much which has been written which has yet to be fulfilled.

We do not need to say anymore.

 

Regarding Clean and Unclean foods.

 

Clean and Unclean foods which have been dealt with separately.

There we explain clearly how we have abused the Word of God, in order to satisfy our lustful desires.

You can see this here: Clean And Unclean Meats

It is a very simple issue.

Some things were designed as food for human beings and other things were not.

It is therefore in our best interest to avoid eating things which were not made for us to eat.

Is it so far fetched to believe that the Creator of the human body would tell us what is good

for food and what is not?

There are no scriptures which tell us that an organic change has taken place which makes

creatures which were declared not to be eaten as food to be eaten as food.

Please do not refer to Acts 10 as the reason for making unclean meat clean.

The Apostle Peter clearly explains that the precise purpose with the vision with clean and unclean animals

was, to show that Jews and Gentiles are people and should be treated equally.

 

Acts 10:28  And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man

that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation;

but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.

 

Regarding the Annual Holy days,

 

There are many documents on our site that deal with this.

These days show the plan of the Eternal God, whereas the counterfeit Sunday, Easter,

All saints, All souls, etc., and Christmas, Satan’s counterfeit are not related to the plan of God

in any way whatsoever.

 

Zechariah and Isaiah say that these days will be kept.

 

Isaiah 22  For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me,

saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.

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.

 

Do we really believe that the Eternal God did not know what He was doing and He thought,

‘oops we will cancel the Sabbath and the Holy days for a couple of thousand years and then

we will reinstate them when I return?

 

I am fully aware of all the scriptures which are abused to support the false ideas,

but the reality is that,

Christ observed these days.

The Apostles observed these days and this includes Paul, whose writings are the ones

used to argue that these days no longer apply.

I have never heard anyone use the Gospels, nor the writings of Peter, James, John or Jude,

to support their idea that the Sabbath and the Holy Days are no longer applicable.

 

Our Rebellion has brought us to the sorry point at which we have arrived.

 

We should not forget that it is in Genesis Chapter 7 that we read that the Eternal destroyed

all life except what was saved in the Ark with Noah and his family.

We can be assured that before this destruction mankind was fully aware of how he should conduct

himself. Mankind was not ignorant of what was required.

He has been told from creation what he should, and should not do.

We all know that we have built in us a conscience which prompts

us about right and wrong even without the clear Word of the Eternal.

 

Genesis 6:5  And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth,

and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

 

Man made a conscious decision to act in a manner which resulted in his destruction.

See our document The Days Of Noah Are Today, they were behaving exactly as we are today,

neither loving God, or each other.

 

2 Timothy 3:1  This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers,

disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3  Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce,

despisers of those that are good,

4  Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

5  Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

 

Unlike what many think, the Eternal God is not a warped being, who delights in punishing,

and even destroying us by whim.

He is a God of Love, but we are a rebellious people.

 

1 John 4:16  And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us.

God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

 

Why are we mentioning these things yet again?

Our Rhema keeps bringing up these points, therefore they are very important.

 

This very short document focuses on some of the main points in our rebellion against the Eternal God.

The problem is that rebellion brings forth judgment.

Judgment is rushing towards us regardless of where we live.

See our document God Is Not Mocked.

 

It is high time that we stopped allowing ourselves to be deceived, and that we stopped believing the lies

which Satan has used to seduce the whole world.

If you are doing what all other Christians are doing, then you need to stop and question your actions.

The following scripture shows us that a few are going to be delivered from deception and not the many.

 

1 John 5:19  And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

 

Revelation 12:9  And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan,

which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

 

It does not matter if there are prophets, prophetesses and apostles all giving wonderful prophecies,

performing great miracles, even raising the dead, if they are in rebellion, as most are.

 

Matthew 7:21  Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord,

shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name?

and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.  

 

This is the reality of exactly where we are today. 

 

For those who say we only have to keep the law in the spirit and not in the flesh,

please get in touch and let me know exactly what that means as I have absolutely no idea.

 

Our quality of life would be utterly transformed if we kept the weekly and annual Sabbaths,

and the laws which are designed for out benefit, and contrary to what we are told

are great blessings which we should cherish.

 

 

The only way out of our dilemmas is Jesus Christ.

         He is the only way of escape.

                 Praise the Lord.

          Come soon Lord Jesus.

                         Amen.

    

 

 Messages By Peter James

(Bible Explanations, Messages of Life, Hope & Encouragement)