WHAT DOES ISAIAH 58:13 TRULY MEAN?


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WHAT DOES ISAIAH 58:13 TRULY MEAN?


Let us begin this study in God’s word to learn the true sound Biblical meaning of Isaiah 58:13 by reading this verse of Scripture left in its CONTEXT.


Please read Isaiah 58:1,12-14.


“1.  Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, AND the house of Jacob their sins. (So then, the CONTEXT is speaking about the 1000 year reign of Jesus in the world to come when God’s chosen people, the REMNANT of the children of Israel shall be taught of the Lord, Jesus Christ and God’s plan of salvation to be saved, according to the context in Isaiah 54:13-17)

2.  YET they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook NOT the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God (But yet, even though the children of Israel ARE keeping the ORDINANCES of God, the children of Israel are TRANSGRESSING against God by not accepting His New Covenant established in the shed blood of Jesus. In other words, unsaved Israel has not yet DISCERNED the TRUE meaning of why the ordinances of the commandments were given to them in the first place. And BY their NOT discerning the SHADOWS in the ordinances IS their transgression, in the singular, And that one transgression of NOT understanding that the Law of Moses was ADDED as a SCHOOLMASTER to lead them to Jesus will be SHOWN or EXPLAINED to them during the 1000 year reign of Jesus. AND even some in the house of Jacob, which prophetically is a figure of the church, are ALSO sinning against God’s New Covenant as well BY their trying to keep BOTH covenants)...

...12.  And they that shall be of you shall build the old waste places: you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. 

13. IF you turn away your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on My holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honorable; and shall honor him, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words:

14.  THEN shall you delight yourself in the LORD; and I will cause you to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father: for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it.”


Now, the seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians “INTERPRET” verses 12 through 14 to mean to THEM the following paraphrase version of Isaiah 58:12-14, “And you shall be called the repairer of the breech and the restorer of the paths to dwell in IF you turn you turn your foot from doing your pleasure on the WEEKLY Sabbath DAY which is Yahweh’s Holy Day of the WEEK. And IF you also call the WEEKLY Sabbath DAY a DELIGHT, the Holy DAY of Yahweh and say that the WEEKLY Sabbath DAY is honorable and you shall honor Yahweh by not doing your own ways of finding your own pleasures and not speaking your own words against keeping the WEEKLY Sabbath DAY, THEN you shall be a delight to Yahweh.”

And thus, the seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians conclude by their interpretation of Isaiah 58:12-14 that the KEEPING of the WEEKLY Sabbath DAY as a 24 hour DAY of rest will be RESTORED during the 1000 year reign of Jesus. In other words, the Sabbath-keeping Christians use their own personal interpretation of the Scriptures to argue that God gave the keeping of the WEEKLY Sabbath DAY to Adam and Eve at creation week and God is going to RESTORE the keeping of the WEEKLY Sabbath DAY in the world to come. Therefore, in THEIR minds it make no sense to THEM that God would ABOLISH the keeping of the weekly Sabbath DAY of resting on the SEVENTH DAY of the week in this present world during the age of the church.

And, obviously, it would make no sense IF their INTERPRETATIONS are correct. But I assure you that the interpretations of the seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians are NOT correct because their interpretations CONTRADICT the teachings in the New Testament under the New Covenant. And that is why Sabbath-keeping Christians “INTERPRET” the teachings of the Apostles of Jesus Christ to FIT their own personal preconceived belief that God gave the keeping of the weekly Sabbath DAY to ALL of mankind for ALL eternity, including the weekly Sabbath day still being in the new heaven and the new earth, according to THEM.

But what does the Bible ITSELF teach us in SIMPLICITY when we do not twist the true meaning of the Scriptures to fit our own personal interpretation of the Scriptures? Let us read Isaiah 58:13 again and please notice that I highlighted the two words “Sabbath” in different colors. After reading Isaiah 58:13 again, I will explain why I emphasized the difference between the two different Sabbaths.


Isaiah 58:13.


IF you turn away your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on My holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honorable; and shall honor him, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words:”


The first word “Sabbath” highlighted in orange is speaking of the TRUE Seventh 1000 year long Sabbath DAY of Yahweh’s Holy DAY of 1000 years during the world to come. And the second word “Sabbath” highlighted in light blue is Jesus, the Holy One OF Yahweh that Yahweh will cause the REMNANT of Israel HONOR during the 1000 year reign of Jesus, according to Philippians 2:8-11. For you see, in the world to come every knee will bow to the name of Jesus and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord to the glory of Yahweh the Father.

So then, the TRUE sound Biblical meaning of Isaiah 58:12-14 is as follows in my paraphrased version.


Here is my paraphrased version of Isaiah 58:12-14.


“And they that shall be of you (Or the children of the REMNANT of Israel) shall build the old waste places: you (The remnant of Israel) shall raise up the foundations of many generations; (Or the first generation of the remnant of Israel will lay the foundation of Jesus Christ and teach the TRUTH of the gospel to their children for many generations during the 1000 year reign of Jesus) and you shall be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. (We will cover the true sound Biblical meaning of the BREACH in a moment, But for now, simply know that in order for the remnant of Israel to be called the repairer of the breach is CONDITIONAL) 

13.  IF you (Or IF the first generation of the REMNANT of Israel) turn away YOUR foot from the Sabbath, (This means that the remnant of Israel shall be called the repairer of the BREACH IF they do NOT turn away the WALKING in FAITH to REST in Jesus for holiness DURING the TRUE Seventh 1000 year long Day of Yahweh’s Holy Day of His Sabbath REST in the world to come to honor Jesus. The word Sabbath actually means INTERMISSION but it carries the meaning to CEASE from doing something) from doing your pleasure on My Holy day; (So then, what IS the PLEASURE of the children of Israel during the two thousand years of the age of the church? The Jews take pleasure in their KEEPING the ORDINANCES of their God under the Old Covenant which God calls a TRANSGRESSION in Isaiah 58:1. So then, God is prophesying here in verse 13 that IF the remnant of the children of Israel left alive after the WRATH of Almighty God will REST in Yahweh’s REST, the Holy One, Jesus, to HONOR their Messiah Jesus by CEASING from keeping the ORDINANCES that Jesus fulfilled and abolished on the cross) and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honorable; and shall honor him, (Again, the second word “Sabbath” here is speaking of the REST that Yahweh provided IN Jesus, the Holy One of Israel, so that the children of Israel would honor Jesus even as they honor Yahweh) NOT doing your own WAYS, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words: (That Jesus is NOT the Messiah and Christians are idolaters because Christians honor and praise Jesus even as the honor and praise Yahweh)

14.  THEN shall you delight yourself in the LORD; and I will cause you to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father: for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it.”


Is not Jesus the ONLY name given among men whereby we MUST be saved? YES! And the ONLY way to please God is by FAITH IN Jesus as the one prophesied to come. And unsaved Israel is SINNING by their NOT discerning the the Scriptures testify of Jesus as being their Messiah. Now, I will prove to you from the Scriptures that this is the TRUE sound Biblical meaning of Isaiah 58:13 and that the seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping INTERPRETATION is FALSE teaching. Simple read the CONTEXT in Isaiah 1:18-20 first and then back up to some more context in Isaiah 1:1-4,10-14.


Isaiah 1:18-20.


Come NOW, and let us REASON together, says the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. (And the ONLY way for this to be fulfilled in the remnant of the children of Israel is by their FAITH IN Jesus as their Messiah to enter into God’s New PERPETUAL COVENANT).And the very reason that the keeping of the weekly Sabbath was given to the children of Israel in the first place was for a SIGN pointing to the PERPETUAL COVENANT. Please read the study “THE SABBATH DAY WAS GIVEN AS A SIGN!”

19.  IF you (Or IF you, the remnant of the children of Israel) be willing and obedient, (To accept my New Covenant established in the shed blood of Jesus, my Holy One that I have exalted and chosen of the people, according to Psalm 89:18,19,27,28) you shall eat the good of the land: 

20.  But IF you refuse and rebel, (Against my New Covenant to REST in My Messiah for Holiness and you continue in the WORKS of the law under the Old Covenant) you shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it.”


Again, the CONTEXT proves that this is the correct interpretation. Please read Isaiah 1:1-4,10-14.


“The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. (This is a prophetic vision during the days of Uzziah that Isaiah had concerning Israel and the wrath of God at the coming of the Holy One, Jesus) 

2.  Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD has spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, (Speaking of the children of Israel) and they have REBELLED against me

3.  The ox knows his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel does not know, my people do not consider. (That the Law of Moses was added until My Messiah came and they do not understand that the law was only a SCHOOLMASTER to lead them TO My Messiah, Jesus)

4.  Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have PROVOKED the Holy One of Israel unto anger, (Again, the Holy One of Israel is Messiah Jesus and not Yahweh Himself. I prove this truth in the study “WHO IS THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL?”) they are gone away backward....

...10  Hear the word of the LORD, you rulers of Sodom; give EAR unto the law of our God, you people of Gomorrah. (Or hear you who I have kept alive through My WRATH the word of Yahweh, and UNDERSTAND the true meaning of the law. Remember that the very first disciples of Jesus were all Jews and at first they did not truly understand that Jesus was the Messiah until Jesus expound all the law of Moses to them after his resurrection)

11.  To what PURPOSE is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? (Or WHY were the commandments of sacrifice ADDED until Jesus came) says the LORD: I am FULL of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I DELIGHT NOT in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats. (WHY? Why is God FULL of animal sacrifices? Because the PURPOSE of the animal sacrifices was a SCHOOLMASTER to lead the children of Israel TO the TRUE sacrifice of sins, the Messiah Jesus. And God has given the children of Israel 2000 years to DISCERN that the Scriptures testify of Jesus as being their Messiah. And during the true Seventh 1000 year long day of Yahweh's Sabbath rest, Almighty God will cause the keeping of the weekly Sabbath and resting on the feast days to CEASE)

12.  When you come to appear before me, who has required this at your hand, to tread my courts? 

13.  Bring NO MORE vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and Sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is INIQUITY, even the solemn meeting

14.  Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hates: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.”


So then, Yahweh makes it perfectly clear in chapter 1 in Isaiah that He is fed up with the keeping of the weekly Sabbath DAY as a DAY of rest because it was a SIGN pointing to the the true rest IN Jesus for holiness to enter into Yahweh's New PERPETUAL COVENANT established in the shed blood of Jesus. Therefore, we must interpret all of the other verses in the book of Isaiah to AGREE with this passage of Scripture in Isaiah 1:1-20. And thus, Isaiah 58:13 can NOT possibly mean that God is going to RESTORE the keeping of the weekly Sabbath DAY to REST on the seventh DAY of the WEEK. For you see, Jesus FULFILLED that SHADOW or RESTING to become our true Sabbath REST for Holiness to enter into the New PERPETUAL COVENANT. And IF we CEASE from doing what Jesus FULFILLED to ABOLISH and nail to the cross, THEN we shall be a delight in the eyes of Yahweh.

Here is one of the ERRORS made by all seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians. Whenever they see the word “COMMANDMENTS” they always assume that it means the TEN Commandments. But in the New Testament under the New Covenant, Jesus only gives us TWO commandments.


Please read Matthew 22:37-40.


“Master, which is the great commandment in the law

37.  Jesus said unto him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. 

38.  This is the first and great commandment. 

39.  And the second is like unto it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 

40.  On these TWO commandments hang ALL the law and the prophets.”


And when we keep the second commandment of Jesus, we FULFILL ALL of the Law of God that Yahweh requires under the New PERPETUAL Covenant, according to Galatians 5:14, Romans 13:8-10, and 1 Timothy 1:5-7.

Also, seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians ERROR by their “INTERPRETING” the word “Sabbath” to mean only what they NEED it to mean. In other words, in Colossians 2:14-17 the Apostle Paul clearly teaches us that the dietary laws, the yearly feast days, the monthly new moon festivals AND the SABBATH DAYS were all SHADOWS that Jesus FULFILLED. And thus, the KEEPING of those days, including the keeping of the SABBATHS as days of rest were abolished and nailed to the cross. But yet, some seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians “INTERPRET” the word “sabbaths” in verse 16 to mean the “yearly” Sabbaths and NOT the WEEKLY Sabbaths because they NEED to. Otherwise, their whole church doctrine of keeping the weekly Sabbath day would fall completely apart. 

And in the Old Testament, when it SUPPORTS their teaching they interpret the word “Sabbath” to mean WHATEVER Sabbath day they NEED it to mean. So then, WHEN the word “Sabbath” is a prophecy of the Seventh 1000 year long Sabbath of Yahweh in the world to come which proves their doctrine to be wrong, then THEY will “interpret” the word “Sabbath” to mean the WEEKLY Sabbath day.

But, in truth, the word “Sabbath” can mean the weekly Sabbath days, the yearly feast day Sabbath days, AND the true Sabbath of Yahweh in the world to come. Plus, the word “Sabbath” can also mean the TRUE Sabbath rest in Jesus, the Sabbath rest that Yahweh provided for us who believe to rest in Jesus for Holiness to enter into Yahweh’s New PERPETUAL COVENANT.

Now, while we are on this subject of the seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping INTERPRETATION that the weekly Sabbath DAY will be kept DURING the 1000 year reign of Jesus, let us take a closer look at the other verses of Scripture that they “interpret” to mean that the weekly Sabbath will be kept for all eternity.


Please read Isaiah 66:22,23.


“For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, says 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.”


Now, the seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians “interpret” these two verses of Scripture to mean the even in the new heavens and the new earth in all eternity future the Law of Moses will be kept because it says, “from one new moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another” all flesh will worship Yahweh.

But they ERROR in their interpretation because there will be NO DEAD bodies in the new heavens and the new earth. And the very next verse says that the people will look upon the dead carcasses of those who transgressed against Yahweh. Let us go ahead and read verse 24.


Isaiah 66:24.


“And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.”

  

So then, the true sound Biblical meaning of Isaiah 66:23 is that the phrase “from one new moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another” are simply figures of speech like “from one day to the next”. For you see, not everyone will worship Yahweh INSTANTANEOUSLY the very moment that the 1000 year reign of Jesus begins. And thus, people will be SAVED from month to month and from week to week, or from one Sabbath to another Sabbath, as in, from one Saturday to another Saturday every day of the week people will come to be saved and worship Yahweh. But again, not everyone will be saved during the Millennial reign of Jesus. Let us read some more context in the book of Isaiah.


Please read Isaiah 60:8-12.


Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows? (During the 1000 year reign of Jesus, the gospel will be preached from the AIR, according to Revelation 14:6,7)

9.  Surely, the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring your sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD your God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he has glorified you. 

10.  And the sons of strangers shall build up your walls, and their kings shall minister unto you: for in my wrath I smote you, but in my favor have I had mercy on you. (In other words, God will have mercy and lift His wrath lest He does not leave Himself a REMNANT of the children of Israel)

11.  Therefore, your gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto you the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought. (In other words, ALL the treasures of the unjust are laid up for the JUST in the world to come. But SOME will rebel and not serve Israel or Jesus in the world to come)

12.  For the nation and kingdom that will NOT serve you shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.”


Now, to me, those nations that will rebel and refuse to SERVE the children of Israel will be the radical Islamic Muslim nations who HATE Israel with a passion. Let us read the context of Isaiah 66:23 that is used to try and prove that the weekly Sabbath day will be kept during the 1000 year reign of Jesus. Keep in mind that the seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping “interpretation” CONTRADICTS Isaiah 1:1-4,10-14 where Yahweh says AWAY with your SABBATHS, your new moons and your SABBATHS are INIQUITY or SIN.


Isaiah 66:3,4,15-18.


“He that kills an ox IS AS IF he slew a man; he that sacrifices a lamb, AS IF he cut off a dog's neck; he that offers an oblation, AS IF he offered swine's blood; he that burns incense, AS IF he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations. (In other words, the children of Israel chose to continue under the Old Covenant and NOT accepts God’s New PERPETUAL COVENANT established in the shed blood of Jesus. And even though they KEEP all the Law of Moses they are SINNING against Yahweh and PROVOKING Jesus. And so are the seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians)

4.  I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, (The word evil in the Bible also means to do things opposite of what God says to do. So then, even doing good things can be evil in the eyes of God when God no longer desires those things to be done because they were only added UNTIL the Messiah came) and chose that in which I delighted NOT

...15. For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. 

16.  For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many. 

17.  They that SANCTIFY THEMSELVES, and PURIFY THEMSELVES in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, (Shall be AS IF) eating swine's flesh, and (AS IF) the abomination, and (AS IF they ate) the mouse, shall be consumed together, says the LORD. 

18.  For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.”


The CONTEXT is about the WRATH of God being poured out on the children of Israel who ARE KEEPING the ORDINANCES of Yahweh under the OLD Covenant. And we all know that the children of Israel will NOT literally being eating swine's flesh to purify and sanctify themselves. So then, the true sound biblical meaning of verse 17 is that the children of Israel will chose to obey the Old Covenant to sanctify and purify THEMSELVES. And to Yahweh, their REJECTING His New perpetual covenant to purify themselves BY their keeping the ORDINANCES that Jesus FULFILLED is AS IF they were eating swine's flesh under the Old Covenant. Now, we know that this is the CORRECT interpretation of verse 17 because God has CLEANSED all manners of meat and NOTHING is to be refused under the New Covenant written in the New Testament, according to Acts 10:15, Romans 14:2,14,20, Titus 1:13-16. In fact, for any Christian to teach other Christians to ABSTAIN from eating meat as an OBLIGATION lest they displease God is called a doctrine of DEVILS, according to 1 Timothy 4:1-6. And almost EVERY seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping church denomination teaches their followers to abstain from eating pork which is called unclean meat in the Old Testament and especially under the Old Covenant.


Please read 1 Timothy 4:1-6 for yourself.


“Now the Spirit speaks expressly, (Or thus says the Lord Yahweh) that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of DEVILS

2.  Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 

3.  Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God has created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the TRUTH

4.  For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: 

5.  For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. 

6.  If you put the brethren in remembrance of these things, you shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto you have attained.”


So then, if your Sabbath-keeping church denomination teaches you that in order to be pleasing to God then you must NOT eat any meat that is called unclean in the Old Testament Scriptures then please know and understand that they are teaching you doctrines of DEVILS.

Let us move on to another passage of Scripture that is used by all seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians to try and prove that the Law of Moses will be KEPT during the 1000 year reign of Jesus. And thus, they wrongly conclude by their “INTERPRETATION” of  Zechariah 14:16-18 that since the feast of Tabernacles will be kept during the Millennial reign of Jesus then the weekly Sabbath day of resting on Saturday will also be kept in the world to come as well. But as you have already seen, God is FULL of the sacrifices, the new moon festivals, and all of the Sabbaths, according to Isaiah 1:1-4,10-14. And thus, the keeping of the feast of Tabernacles during the world to come should be interpreted as keeping the TRUE MEANING of why the feast of tabernacles was given to the children of Israel for in the first place. In other words, the mortals during the 1000 year reign of Jesus will be taught to keep the SPIRIT of the law and NOT the OLDNESS of the LETTER of the law. They will be taught WHY the feast of Tabernacles was given to the children of Israel to keep in the first place.


Please read Zechariah 14:16-18.


“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 of tabernacles

19.  This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.”


So HOW do WE as Christians that obey the TRUTH of the gospel in this present world KEEP the feast of Passover, according to the Bible ITSELF under the New Covenant written in the New Testament?

Even the Seventh Day Adventist Church teaches the TRUTH concerning NOT keeping ANY of the feast days. Please read the following quote from a Seven Day Adventist website.


Should we keep the Feast Days?


*1 Corinthians 5:7-8, “Purge out, therefore, the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:  Therefore let us keep the  feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.”

Truth is, we no longer need to sacrifice a Passover lamb according to this passage. This is actually common knowledge among most  Christians of today. The exact same principle, therefore, applies to all the Jewish feasts as they are indeed fulfilled already, just as the sacrifice  of the Passover lamb was fulfilled...

...The Jewish feast days were a shadow of things to come. They pointed forward in a prophetic manner as to what Christ would do when He came to this Earth for us. I ask, why should we embrace or seek to keep feast days that speak of things already done? My faith alone in the “Lamb of God who taketh away the sins of the world” [John 1:29] already proclaims  that which the feast days looked forward to as fulfilled at Calvary.

In fact, some of the feast days required the believer to offer sacrifice in the Jerusalem Temple did they not? How is that possible today? How was that possible in fact since 70AD when the Jerusalem Temple was completely destroyed by Rome?

Scriptures openly declare these feast days "nailed  to the cross" in the following passage...

...*Colossians 2:14, “Blotting out the handwriting  of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out  of the way, nailing it to his cross;”...

...Was it prophetically BLUNT? Daniel the Prophet declares the Feast Days as something that was to STOP the moment Christ died on the cross...

...*Daniel 9:27, “And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he  shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”...

...Prophecy itself confirms the feast days  CEASED at the time of the cross. In the "midst of the week" (3.5 yrs  after Jesus was baptised) the Temple veil RIPPED completely in two. At the exact moment the “Lamb of God which taketh away the sins of the world” spoke from  His very lips, “IT IS FINISHED”-John 19:30...

...We need to understand that orthodox Jews to this day still observe the feast days because they refuse to accept the sacrifice of the Messiah Jesus Christ in their behalf. When we echo their observance of these abolished ordinances today, we are doing the exact same thing as those Jews who are not moved by faith in Christ Jesus as Lord. In fact, some of the early Christians continued on with the feast days as well. How did Paul respond to this?

*Galatians 4:9-11, “But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire             again to be in bondage? Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.”


Now, the SDA Church, as you have just seen, knows full well that all of the feast days AND the observing of DAYS under the Old Covenant written in the Old Testament have been abolished and nailed to the cross. And they openly admit that if Christians KEEPS that which has already been FULFILLED in Jesus, then they are NOT moved by FAITH IN Jesus the same as the Jews who reject Jesus as their Messiah.

In other words, if any Christian KEEPS the feast of Passover, then they are NOT having FAITH in Jesus AS their TRUE Passover Lamb. Thus, their faith is WEAK. They lack understanding of the TRUTH that the REASON for WHY the feast of Passover was given in the first place was to lead the children of Israel to Jesus as being the TRUE Passover Lamb.

So then, the TRUE sound Biblical meaning of the keeping of the feast of Tabernacles in the world to come is that they will be keeping the TRUE MEANING of why the feast of Tabernacles was given to the children of Israel to keep in the first place. 

Now, the SDA Christians have failed in the past to see that the law was a SCHOOLMASTER teaching in SHADOWS about Jesus when it comes to the FOURTH commandment. They have failed in the past to see that when FAITH IN Jesus came that they NO LONGER are under the obligation to keep ANY of the “ceremonial” commandments of the Law of God CONTAINED in ORDINANCES in the FOURTH commandment. In other words, ALL seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians have failed to see that the FOURTH commandment IS a CEREMONIAL commandment. And they also have failed to see that the FOURTH commandment CONTAINS ORDINANCES that Jesus FULFILLED. And thus, they have failed to understand that those ordinances contained in the fourth commandment were ABOLISHED and NAILED to the cross.

So then, if you rest on any day of the week as a DAY of OBLIGATION to rest lest you sin then simply ask yourself the following question. Would it not displease God and even provoke Jesus to anger for a Christian to offer animal sacrifices to God to receive forgiveness of their sins? YES! It would most certainly displease God to KEEP what Jesus FULFILLED at the cross. And Jesus FULFILLED our RIGHTEOUSNESS at the cross. And that is why the third and fourth commandments are at the CENTER of the TEN Commandments. For you see, both the third and fourth commandments are SHADOWS pointing the Jesus, the one PROMISED to come. Please read the studies “WHAT DOES TAKING THE LORD'S NAME IN VAIN MEAN?”, and “THE WEEKLY SABBATH REST WAS GIVEN AS A SIGN!”


But for now, please read Galatians 3:21-29.


“Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for IF there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. (But there was no law under the Old Covenant that could have given eternal life. And thus, God made the first covenant OLD son the He could be the one to save us IN Jesus BY our FAITH and NOT by any works of the Law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES)

22.  But the Scripture has CONCLUDED ALL under sin, THAT the promise BY FAITH OF Jesus Christ might be given to them that BELIEVE

23.  But before faith came, we (Speaking of the Jewish Christians BEFORE the cross) were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. (In other words, BEFORE the cross there was only the FIRST covenant that was given only to the children of Israel for them to keep throughout their generations as a schoolmaster to lead them to Jesus as their Messiah)

24.  Wherefore, the law was our schoolmaster (Again, speaking of the children of Israel before the cross) to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 

25.  But AFTER that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. (In other words, AFTER a person BELIEVES in Jesus as their Lord and Savior then the LAW is no longer BINDING. And the law here is referring to the law of commandments CONTAINED in ORDINANCES and NOT the SIX MORAL commandments of God that are listed in the TEN Commandments)

26.  For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 

27.  For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 

28.  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 

29.  And if you are Christ's, then are you Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.” 


So then, the question under discussion is whether or not the FOURTH commandment is a law of commandments CONTAINED in ORDINANCES spoken of in Ephesians 2:15 and Colossians 2:14-17?


Let us read Ephesians 2:15.


“Having ABOLISHED in his flesh the ENMITY, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;”


Well, we all agree that the FOURTH commandment is a Law of God and that it is indeed a commandment. But is the fourth commandment a law of the TEN Commandments that has ORDINANCES contained IN the fourth commandment?

The answer is YES! We already read in other studies SEVEN ordinances and then God brought to my remembrance and eighth ordinance of walking so far and then no further. So YES, there are no less than EIGHT ORDINANCES contained in the FOURTH commandment. We also learned in other studies on the true Sabbath that the weekly Sabbath DAY is a HOLY DAY and that the Sabbath days are indeed DAYS. 

So then, no matter how one INTERPRETS the words of Paul in Colossians 2:16, they must CONCEDE that either the weekly Sabbath is a HOLY DAY OR that the weekly Sabbath DAYS IS the Sabbath DAYS in verse 16. So then, IF you TRULY desire to know the TRUTH on the subject of the weekly Sabbath DAY and WHY it was given ONLY to the children of Israel for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generation AS a SIGN for a PERPETUAL COVENANT, then please read all of the studies under the heading >>>WHAT IS THE TRUE SABBATH?<<<  And in that heading you will find links to all the studies I have written concerning the weekly Sabbath DAY and why Christians are not obligated to keep ANY DAY of the week, month, or year to be PLEASING to God. Please feel free to send a link for any of my studies to help others know and understand the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you CONTINUE to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.


Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.


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