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The Sabbath Day

 

The Word of God or the word of Satan

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.  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. Genesis 2:1-2

In the above two verses, God is telling you and I that he created the heavens and the earth.  This God makes as a statement of fact, and to hammer this home he repeats himself, twice more in these two verses.

Then God tells us that it took Six Days to create the heavens and the earth, and that God then “Rested” on the “Seventh Day.”  You need only look at a calendar and you will see that the first day of the week is all the way to the left and that the “Seventh Day” is all the way to the right.  The first day we call Sunday, the “Seventh Day” we call Saturday, but God named it first “Sabbath.” 

The word “Sabbath” means, the Lords Day of Rest.  In that God tells us that he rested on the “Seventh Day,” and that he then named the Seventh Day “Sabbath”, should give cause to any thinking person that the “Seventh Day is the Lords Day of Rest, or the Sabbath Day.”

Satan has told a lie 

Through his anti-Christ, Satan, has told us that the first day of the week, (Sunday), is the Lords day of rest.   As you can see from the above, God has said that the “Seventh Day” is his day of rest.  The question is then given to you, who do you believe?  Is the Word of God Truth, as it is given support in the pages of the Books of the Bible, or do you believe something for which there is no biblical support?

In order to help you understand which is true and which is the lie, God continues to tell us:

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. Genesis 2:3

You see, God did not just leave it at the fact that he rested on the “Seventh Day,” but God also “Blessed” and “Sanctified” the “Seventh Day.”

There are then as of these verses three things that God has done to give evidence that it is the “Seventh Day” that is the Lords Day of Rest.

First: God tells us he in fact did rest on the “Seventh Day.”

Second: God tells us that he “Blessed” the seventh day.

Third: God tells us that he “Sanctified” the seventh day.

To “Bless” something is to bestow holiness on somebody or something.  This means that God made the “Seventh Day” a Holy Day.  You will not find anywhere in Scripture where God made any other day of the week holy, that honor was only given to the “Seventh Day.”

If you look the word “Holy” up in the dictionary it means, dedicated or set apart for religious purposes.  As used in the Bible the word “Holy” is interchangeable with the words “Truth” or “True,” therefore, to be “Holy” is to be “True.”  What God is saying is that the “Seventh Day” of the week is God’s Day of Rest, in truth, or that the True Sabbath Day is the “Seventh Day.”

Again, these are words spoken by God and given to us by God’s Prophet Moses, written down so we could know the words spoken by God, and therefore we could know the “Truth.”

The word “Sanctified” is defined as: 1. to give something Holy status. 2. To free somebody from sin. 3. To make something a means of achieving holiness or a source of grace.

The third definition is the most revealing.  God “Sanctified” the “Seventh Day” so as to set that one day aside as a day free of sin.  If you give obedience to spending the Seventh Day, the Sabbath Day, doing things that are righteous in the eyes of the Lord, then you not only do not sin yourself, but you are showing your respect for God in giving honor to his Sabbath Day.

God then goes a step further so as to impress upon you and I the importance of keeping the Sabbath Day on the day of the week that God has spelled out.

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, “Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, ‘Verily my Sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a “SIGN” between me and you through your generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you.” Exodus 31:12-13

When you observe the “Sabbath Day” on the “Seventh Day” as God has given it, then you are telling God that he is your God and no other.  God recognizes this as a “Sign” from you that your worship is to him and no other.  In return for your “Sign,” God also embraces you as his “Son.”

Not only has God “Sanctified” the Sabbath Day, but when you keep its observance and give worship to God as he commands, then he will “Sanctify” you as well.

As used in the above way, the word “Son,” has no gender affixed to it.  All of Man who gives true and correct worship to God is the “Sons of God,” male and female.  In heaven, there are no male and female, for sex has no place in heaven, there are only the “Sons of God.” If you are to live forever, then there is no need for you to procreate.

You could say that the phrase, “Sons of God” could be interchanged with the “Children of God,” except that to be a child of God is to be a part of God’s Creation, whereas to be a “Son of God” is to be entitled to the “Inheritance of God.”  Only the “Saints of God,” as defined by Jesus in Revelation 12:17 are therefore worthy of the Inheritance of God.  The Inheritance of God is to be given from God to the Saints of God, as a gift of Eternal Life.  If you fall short of being a Saint of God, then you will fall short of being given God’s Gift.

If you were a person of clarity of mind and wisdom, you would see at this point that the “Sabbath Day” is in fact and in “Truth” the “Seventh Day,” but God knows that we are not all wise and do not all have clarity of mind, so God reinforces his intent that his children observe his Sabbath Day by adding to what he has already explained.

Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy. Exodus 20:8

To be told to remember something means that we have been told about it at some time in the past.  How can you remember that which you have no knowledge of?  Therefore, what has God told us in the Past concerning the Sabbath Day, that he wants that we “Remember”?

Because we have just been discussing that which God said concerning the Sabbath Day, we know that God wants us to “Remember” that the Seventh Day is the Sabbath Day.  If however, you came directly to the above verse in the Book of Exodus, without having been involved in the above discussion, God gives clarification as to what he wants that we remember.

Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: Exodus 20:9

God is telling us that we are to do all our work in “Six Days,” which if you recall, God completed the creation of the Heavens and the Earth in “Six Days.”  In this way God is telling us, that just as he worked “Six Days,” and then rested on the “Seventh Day,” so too should we.  However, what God is telling us is not complete in the above verse so he continues.

BUT the “Seventh Day” is the “Sabbath” of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: Exodus 20:10

Did you catch what God just told you?  “The Seventh Day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God.”  With this statement of fact, spoken by God, there should be no doubt as to which day of the week is the true and correct Sabbath Day as spoken and commanded by God. 

If you love God, then when he speaks you should listen and obey; those that tell you that the first day of the week (Sunday) is the Lords day of rest, are repeating Satan’s lie.  You will find nothing in Scripture, where God or Jesus gives Command or Instruction that the first day of the week is the Lords day of rest, nothing.  If God did not speak it, then who do you think did?

Now that God has clarified which day of the week is his True Sabbath Day, God goes on to inform us the reason that God is adamant concerning the observance of the Seventh Day as the Sabbath Day.

For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord Blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it. Exodus 20:11

You see, we are all God’s children and as such God wants that we be like him.  God labored six days then rested, therefore, God wants that we also labor six days and then rest.  But, God does not want that we be confused as to which day we should rest, but that we rest on the same day as our God rested, the Seventh Day.

Defining “Work”

The word “Work,” as used in these verses has greater meaning than just your personal labor.  When God tells us that any strangers in our gates are not allowed to work either, the full meaning of the word “Work” shows through.

The word “Stranger” as used in these verses refers to those who are not of your faith, or are not Saints of God, that you employ, in some fashion or other.  If you are a farmer, and you hire people to work your fields, then you are not to allow them to work during the Sabbath Day any more than you or your children are allowed to work.

If you own a business, such as a food store, you must close all operations of that business down on the Sabbath Day, and not allow any of your employees to work for you.  Even though they do not worship God as God commands, so long as they are under your employ and control, you are not to let them work on the Lords Sabbath Day.  To do so is the same thing as if you worked or labored on the Sabbath Day.  As such the sin is on you, as well as the stranger in your gate.

If you do not recognize that the Seventh Day is the Lords Day of Rest, but instead keep the first day, (Sunday), as the Sabbath, then you will not think it a sin to go to the market on the seventh day.  You will not think it a sin to go to a sporting event and pay to attend.  You will not think it a sin if you include the seventh day as one of your days of work.

It is this ignorance that Satan strives for, for all of those things are a sin, and a violation of God’s Holy Sabbath Day, and as a sinner you will be given the Mark of the Beast upon the Second Advent of Christ.

Mark of the Beast

Do you know what the destiny of those who have the Mark of the Beast is?

And the beast was taken, and with him the False Prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the Mark of the Beast, and them that worshipped his image.  These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.  And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh. Revelation 19:20-21

You see, if you have the Mark of the Beast, you will be treated with the same measure of God’s Wrath as the anti-Christ and the False Prophet.

Repent your sins; remove yourself from the Churches that preach the Sunday Sabbath.  Worship God as he has commanded in the first four of the Ten Commandments.  Time is short; we are now in the End of Days.  Believe that which was spoken by God as being the truth, and reject that which has no support in the words spoken by God.