And He finished all His work on the sixth day all that is in the heavens and on the earth, and in the seas and in the abysses, and in the light and in the darkness, and in everything. And He gave us a great sign, the Sabbath day, that we should work six days, but keep Sabbath on the seventh day from all work. And all the angels of the presence, and all the angels of sanctification, these two great classes He hath hidden us to keep the Sabbath with Him in heaven and on earth.
And He said unto us: "Behold, I will separate unto Myself a people from among all the peoples, and these will keep the Sabbath day, and I will sanctify them unto Myself as My people, and will bless them; as I have sanctified the Sabbath day and do sanctify (it) unto Myself, even so shall I bless them, and they will be My people and I shall be their God. And I have chosen the seed of Jacob from amongst all that I have seen, and have written him down as My firstborn son, and have sanctified him unto Myself for ever and ever; and I will teach them the Sabbath day, that they may keep Sabbath thereon from all work."
And thus He created therein a sign in accordance with which they should keep Sabbath with us on the seventh day, to eat and to drink, and to bless Him who hath created all things as He hath blessed and sanctified unto Himself a peculiar people above all peoples, and that they should keep Sabbath together with us. And He caused His commands to ascend as a sweet savour acceptable before Him all the days.
SUNDAY IS NOT THE SABBATH DAY
Everyone knows that Yahshua The Messiah was crucified and died on Friday and every year we recognise this day as Good Friday. That the day Joseph of Arimathea took Yahshua The Messiah body from the cross and buried it.
Luke 32:50-24:3 describes this event and tells us that the next day, Saturday was the Sabbath,” and behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counselor, and he was a good man and just. He was of Arimathea, a city of the Jews; who also himself waited for the kingdom of God. This man went to Pilate and begged the body of Jesus. And he took it down and wrapped it in linen and laid it in a sepulcher that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid. And that day was the preparation, and the Sabbath drew on.
And the women also that came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulcher, and how his body was laid, and they returned and prepared spices and ointment and rested the Sabbath day according to the commandment. Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulcher, bringing the spices that they had prepared and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulcher. And they entered in, and they found not the body of the Lord Jesus”.
So Yahshua The Messiah died on Good Friday, rested in the tomb during the following day, Saturday, which was Sabbath, and then rose early on Sunday morning, the day we call Easter Sunday.
Today like the entire Christian world goes to church and worship on Sunday. Why is this? When was day of worship changed from the Sabbath, which the Bible prove to be on Saturday and NOT Sunday?
We go to church on a specific day of the week because of the Sabbath commandment. The Ten Commandments can be found in Exodus 20; 3-17. In the Sabbath commandment God has not only given us a command to keep the Sabbath day holy but He also told us how to keep it holy.
The Sabbath commandment is found on Exodus 20;8-11 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. six days you shall labor, and do all your work ; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you nor your son, nor your daughter , your manservant, nor your maidservant , nor your cattle, nor the stranger that is within your gate: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day ; wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.”
This commandment tells us that God’s Sabbath day is the seventh day of the week. God is holy Sabbath is, Saturday. Sunday is the first day of the week. Many people claim that since we are living in New Testament time the Old Testament don’t apply. In Timothy 3;16 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God , and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness" this verse talks about the Old testament , and it tells us that the Old Testament is just as force today as when it was written.
Revelation 11;19 “and the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his Testaments.” Do you suppose that the Sabbath commandments have been deleted from the Ten Commandments in the Ark of the Covenant in heaven?
In Luke 4;16 tells us that Yahshua The Messiah always kept the Sabbath day. “And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and, as his custom was, He went into synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.”
Yahshua The Messiah had a custom of keeping the Sabbath day. We know that Jesus was our example as First Peter 2; 21, “for this you were called; because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps.” So since Jesus always kept the Sabbath day holy, why don’t we keep it holy like Him?
In Daniel 7;25 “And he shall speak great words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and think to change times and laws; and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and dividing of time.” Here we see that a Kingdom and authority person would attempt to change God’s time and God’s law.
God have never changed his day of worship also He has never changed his Ten Commandments, just imagine God changing the first commandments that says “you shall have no other gods before me?” or the second that says “you shall not make or bow down to graven images?” or the third that says “you shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain?” or the fifth that says to honor our fathers and mothers? Or the sixth that tells us not to kill? Or the seventh that tells us not to commit adultery? Or the eighth that tells us not to steal? Or the ninth that tells us not to lie? Or the tenth that tells us not to covet anything that is our neighbor’s?
So why should we even think that God has repealed the forth commandment that says “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy?” why would God revoke the Sabbath commandment, the forth commandment and keep all others? The answer is that He did not repeal the forth Commandment. Meaning all the Ten Commandments are valid and still in effect throughout all eternity.
Ecclesiastes 3;14 shows us that God does not make mistakes. When He does something, He never has to correct it because nothing is wrong with it. This, of course, includes the Ten Commandments Law of God. “I know that whatever God does, it shall be forever; nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it; and God does it, that men should fear before Him.”
People today don’t realize how important God’s commandments are. In Jeremiah 11;3 tells that if someone does not obey the Ten Commandments is cursed. “And say to them, thus the Lord God of Israel says; cursed be the man that does not obey the words of this covenant.”
In Psalms 89;34 says that he will never break his covenant nor change what He has spoken. “My Covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.”
By Eve Shiro