Dd-32. Did God CHANGE His LAWS? Part 5.


Dd-32. DID GOD CHANGE HIS LAWS? Part 5.

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Dd-32. DID GOD CHANGE HIS LAWS? Part 5. 

 

This is part 5 on the series of studies called “ARE SABBATH KEEPERS RIGHT?” Now another argument brought forth by some Saturday Sabbath-keeping Christians is that there is supposedly no DRAMATIC evidence of any changes in the law taking place. In other words, they are asking why would God change His laws without telling His people?

But God did tell His people that He was going to give them a NEW COVENANT! And thus, the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross is DRAMATIC evidence that God made CHANGES in His LAW.

Now, Sabbath-keeping Christians say not dramatic like the cross, but rather, a DRAMATIC ANNOUNCEMENT like on Mount Sinai when God spoke from heaven to give His TEN Commandments.

 Well, God did DRAMATICALLY ANNOUNCE from out of a CLOUD up on a high MOUNTAIN where Jesus was TRANSFIGURED before three of his disciples, Peter, James, and John.

 

Please read Mark 9:2-10.

 

“And after six days Jesus took with him Peter, and James, and John, and led them up into a HIGH MOUNTAIN apart by themselves: and he was TRANSFIGURED before them.

3. And his raiment became SHINING  (like the face of Moses shown) shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them.

4. And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.

5. And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.

6. For he did not know what to say; for they were sore afraid.

7. And there was a CLOUD that overshadowed them: (Like on Mount Sinai) and a VOICE came out of the CLOUD, (Like on Mount Sinai) saying, This is my beloved Son: HEAR HIM. (Now I do not want to be rude or offend anyone, but what part of Yahweh's COMMAND saying, hear HIM did you not understand dear children of God? Now if you want to disobey this COMMANDMENT of Almighty God Yahweh, then that is between you and God, but as for ME, I am going to obey the words of Jesus AND Almighty God the Father under the NEW COVENANT. And nowhere in the NEW Testament under the NEW covenant does the SON OF God nor his disciples teach us to REST on ANY DAY of the WEEK, MONTH, or YEAR)

8. And suddenly, when they had looked roundabout, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves.

9. And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man was risen from the dead.

10. And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean.”

 

Now let us read this account in the gospel of Matthew where it is even a little more DRAMATIC.

 

Please read Matthew 17:1-9.

 

“And after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them up into an HIGH MOUNTAIN apart,

2. And was TRANSFIGURED before them: and his FACE did SHINE as the sun, (Again, just like the FACE of Moses shown on Mount Sinai) and his raiment was white as the LIGHT.

3. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elijah talking with him.

4. Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if you will, let us make here three tabernacles; one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.

5. While he yet spoke, behold, a BRIGHT CLOUD overshadowed them: and behold a VOICE out of the CLOUD, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased;HEAR YOU HIM. (So Almighty God’s NEW commandment is for us to HEAR the words, teachings, and commandments of His SON Jesus)

6. And when the disciples HEARD it, (Speaking of the VOICE of Almighty God) they FELL on their FACE and were SORE AFRAID. (Just like the children of Israel at mount Sinai or mount Horeb)

7. And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.

8. And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus ONLY. (All of the Old Testament prophets disappeared and ONLY Jesus remained! Another CLUE that the Old Testament is no longer the focus and that we are to follow Jesus to obey his commandments. Keep in mind that it was Almighty God Himself who put His OWN words into the mouth of His Prophet, Jesus, according to Deuteronomy 18:15-19)

9. And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man is risen again from the dead.”

 

When you understand that God gave the children of Israel the keeping of the Sabbath day as a SIGN for them to REMEMBER that it was Yahweh, who DELIVERED them by the hand of Moses from their BONDAGE of SLAVERY, then you can see a SHADOW of Jesus. And when you understand that Moses TAUGHT them how to REST on the seventh day BEFORE God appeared to Moses on Mount Sinai to give them the rest of the TEN Commandments, then you can see that the FOURTH commandment was the ONLY one of the TEN commandments that was given as a SIGN of this FIRST covenant with the children of Israel.

The fourth command was given FIRST and SEPARATELY from the other NINE commandments. God gave the FOURTH commandment FIRST as a TEST to see if the children of Israel would obey his commandments BEFORE God gave them the other NINE commandments. And then God placed the Sabbath right in the CENTER of Ten Commandments. The fourth commandment was given as a SIGN for a PERPETUAL covenant. And the OLD covenant is NOT a perpetual covenant. For you see, if it was, then God would have never promised the children of Israel a NEW Covenant that is NOT LIKE the Old Covenant.

 

And now, Jesus is the SIGN of the NEW Covenant.

 

Again, God promised Israel in His word in Jeremiah 31:31,32 that He would make a NEW Covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. The house of Israel speaks of the CHILDREN of ISRAEL and the house of JUDAH speaks of the CHURCH being in Jesus who descended from the house or tribe of JUDAH.

God promised or PROPHESIED in Isaiah 42:14 that He would give His ANOINTED ONE as a COVENANT to his people. And we know and agree that this prophecy is speaking of God's SON Jesus, who is the SIGN of being in the NEW Covenant,

God prophesied in Isaiah that He would give the children of Israel a SIGN saying behold a VIRGIN shall conceive and bear a SON.

 

Please read Isaiah 7:14.

 

“Therefore the Lord HIMSELF shall give you a SIGN; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a SON, and shall call his name Immanuel.”

 

This is My BELOVED SON HEAR YOU HIM!

 

Please read the LITERAL translation of Isaiah 55:11 and the last part of verse 13.

 

LITERAL translation of Isaiah 55:11.

 

“And HE is BECOMING word of Me which HE is going from MOUTH of me, NOT to me HE is returning empty, but rather, HE does what I desire and HE prospers in which I sent HIM...

...And HE BECOMES to Yahweh for a NAME, for an EVERLASTING SIGN he shall not be cut off.”

 

 

But most of Israel took Yahweh's NAME in VAIN and the NAME of Jesus or Yeshua did NOT profit them. For you see, the unbelieving Jews did NOT BELIEVE and TRUST on the NAME of Jesus to be saved. They did not REST in the TRUTH that all they needed to be saved was FAITH in the SON of God as being God’s Messiah.

Jesus himself said that he was the ONLY SIGN to be given to Israel. 

 

Please read Luke 11:29,30.

 

“And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, BUT the SIGN of Jonas the prophet.

30. For as Jonas was a SIGN unto the Ninevites, so shall ALSO the Son of man be to this generation.”

 

 

There are two “generations” of Israel. This present world is one generation, and the world to come during the 1000 year reign of Jesus is the second generation. And in each AGE there are many “literal” generations of the children of Israel.

Jesus goes on to say that the men of Nineveh shall rise up or be resurrected on the Day of Judgment with Israel and condemn them. For you see, those in Nineveh repented at the preaching of Jonah and Jesus is greater than the prophet Jonah.

 

Then in Matthew 12:38-41 Jesus says.

 

“Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.

39. But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, BUT the SIGN of the prophet Jonas:

40. For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

41. The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and, behold, a greater than Jonah is here.”

 

So then, the SIGN of the first or OLD covenant was the FOURTH commandment where the children of Israel were given PHYSICAL REST where they RESTED on the seventh DAY of the week.

And the SIGN of the NEW Covenant is our SPIRITUAL REST where we REST in Jesus.

 

Please read Hebrews 3:10-19 and Hebrews 4:1-16.

 

“Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do always err in their heart; and they have NOT known My ways.

11. So I swore in My wrath, they shall NOT enter into My REST. (The generation of the children of Israel that God swore that they would not enter into His rest was the generation in the wilderness who did NOT BELIEVE God's word to go and possess the land. And then, the unbelieving Jews also did NOT ENTER INTO their TRUE REST by believing that Jesus is the Christ, the SON OF the living God. And many Jews still TODAY in this present world, will NOT be given the promised REST of receiving ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come because of their UNBELIEF. So then, ONLY Christians who have ENTERED into the NEW Covenant with God, whether they are Jewish Christians or Gentile Christians, will be given eternal life in the world to come. In other words, you must be RESTING in Jesus in this present world in order to enter into our complete rest in the world to come. For you see, only those saved during this present world have the guarantee that the second death will not have any power over us in the world to come. We have REST and ASSURANCE now in this life. But that does not mean that we are guaranteed that we will not be able to be deceived by the deceitfulness of sin to walk away from so great a salvation. Please read the study F-2. Is ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED BIBLICAL?)

12. Take HEED, brethren (Speaking to true born again Christians) lest there be in ANY of YOU an evil heart of unbelief, in DEPARTING from the living God.

13. But exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest (Or for fear that)  ANY of YOU are hardened through the DECEITFULNESS of sin.

14. For we are made partakers of Christ, IF we HOLD the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the END;

15. While it is said, TODAY if you will hear his voice, (Speaking of the TRUE GOSPEL of Jesus Christ) harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.

16. For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit, NOT ALL that came out of Egypt by Moses. (Meaning that all came out of the land of Egypt, but not all ENTER into the REST God promised them to possess in the land of Canaan, which most agree is a type, figure of shadow pointing to heaven, which in truth is the SEVENTH 1000 year long day of the Lord, the millennium, the 1000 year reign of Jesus)

17. But with whom was he grieved forty years? Was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcasses fell in the wilderness? (HOW did they sin? They could have gone straight into the promised land if they would have BELIEVED God's word to go and POSSESS the land. But only two believed. So Joshua and Caleb alone with the children under 20 years old were granted permission to enter into the promised land flowing with milk and honey)

18. And to whom swore He that they should NOT enter into His REST, but to them that believed NOT?

19. So we see that they could NOT enter, because of UNBELIEF.

 

Let us continue in the next chapter, Hebrews 4:1-16.

 

1. Let us THEREFORE fear, lest (Or for fear that), a promise being left us of entering into his REST, any of you should seem to come short of it.

2. For unto us was the gospel preached (The word gospel means good news. So it should not understood that Israel under the OLD Covenant heard the gospel OF Jesus Christ seeing Jesus was not yet born. But rather, the good news that THEY heard was that they promised rest in land flowing with milk and honey) as well as unto them: but the WORD preached (Meaning the words of good news of entering into and possessing a land flowing with milk and honey) did NOT profit them, NOT being mixed with FAITH in them that heard it. (However)

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. (This is speaking of the REMNANT of Israel and those of the nations left alive at the second coming of Jesus entering into the SEVENTH day of the Lord in their MORTAL bodies to be taught of the Lord from generation to generation. The only feast day that will be kept during this 1000 year reign of Jesus will be the feast of tabernacles. But like now we as Christians who KNOW the TRUE meaning of this feast will not keep the feast but rather we will teach Israel and those left of the nations the TRUE meaning of all the SHADOWS of written in the Old Testament including the SHADOW of the WEEKLY Sabbath day rest. So the feast of tabernacles will actually be like an “ALTAR CALL” to come forward to be saved so that God’s Holy Spirit can “TABERNACLE” in them)

4. For He spoke in a certain place on 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. (Meaning that not all Jews NOR all Gentiles will enter into rest. God's rest  in this present world is His SON Jesus. And all who ENTER INTO God’s REST to REST in God’s Son as their DELIVERER shall be given eternal life in the world to come to rest assure that the second death will have no power over them. But here in verse 5 God is talking about the REMNANT of Israel at the second coming of Jesus)

6. Seeing therefore it remains that SOME must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not (Into REST) because of unbelief: (You see, the gospel was FIRST preach only to the Jews but most did NOT believe. So God promised that He would turn again a SECOND time to deliver the REMNANT of Israel at the second coming of Jesus. So there REMAINS a REST for THEM, the REMNANT of Israel at the second coming of Jesus)

7. Again, he limits a certain day, saying in David, Today, after so long a time; as it is said, Today if you will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. (So then, salvation to live and reign WITH Jesus is LIMITED to those who are saved TODAY during this present world IF you will hear his voice and NOT harden your hearts)

8. For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of ANOTHER DAY. (Again, this is speaking of TODAY if they will BELIEVE the voice or the WORDS of Jesus. TODAY is the DAY of salvation. But it is also speaking more specifically of the THIRD DAY which is the world to come, the 1000 year long DAY of the reign of Jesus)

9. There REMAINS therefore a REST to the people of God. (This is speaking of the children of Israel, the JEWS. First of all, the Jews in this present world must first HEAR and BELIEVE the voice of Jesus TODAY before they die or before Jesus returns if they want to ENTER INTO his REST to rule and reign with Jesus. But more specifically, there REMAINS a REST for the REMNANT of God to enter into DURING ANOTHER day in the world to come. And now, we as Christians, are the voice of Jesus and we have ENTER INTO REST to receive our FULL complet rest at the coming of Jesus)

10. For he that is ENTERED INTO REST, he also has CEASED from his OWN works, as God did from His. (This does NOT mean ceasing from PHYSICAL work. But rather, it means our OWN works of righteous being done in our OWN strength wherein there is boasting. Ephesians 2:8-15 teaches us that we are not saved by the WORKS of the law of commandments CONTAINED in ORDINANCES. We as Christians ARE entered into rest to become God’s workmanship resting in Jesus for righteousness)

11. Let us labor therefore to enter into THAT rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.  (ONE meaning of this verse is the labor of overcoming the temptations of the enemy to break the MORAL laws of God. And ALL of the MORAL commandments that God requires us to obey are LISTED and TAUGHT in the NEW Testament. And they summed up as being kept by simply walking in LOVE toward one another. Also, we are to know and understand that we do not overcome sin in our OWN strength as OUR OWN WORK. You cannot overcome sin in just your OWN strength. You must BELIEVE that you can overcome any and all sin all the time before you will ever overcome sin in your life. But this is NOT the ONLY path of walking in righteousness. Our work as Christians is to BELIEVE that each and every time we confess our sins that God is always FAITHFUL to forgive us of all our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Now some may argue that this is NOT work, for God’s commandments are not grievous or hard to keep. Then for you, I would say give God thanks for His grace that makes believing God so EASY for you. For you see, not ALL Christians have it so EASY to overcome every sin in their life. Some Christians even STRUGGLE every day to hold fast to believing that God still loves them. And to them, simply believing that God still loves is indeed WORK. For them, just to REST and to BELIEVE and trust that God is ALWAYS faithful to forgive them of all the sins no matter how many times they keep committing the same sin over and over. So then, for those of you who are laboring in this area to overcome sin in your life please read the study F-12. How YOU can live YOUR LIFE FREE from SIN! So then, we labor to not be in UNBELIEF so we can have REST, have peace, and have full assurance that we ARE SAVED. And we REST knowing that we ARE forgiven each and every time we confess our sins as we are laboring to overcome sin in our lives. And we REST knowing that God will never leave nor forsake us even if we leave Him.

Now this verse ALSO has another meaning as well. The LITERAL  meaning of this verse says that we should be diligent to be entering into THAT CEASING. What ceasing? The CEASING described in the above verse, the CEASING from our OWN works of righteousness lest WE fall after the same example of UNBELIEF. Again, the WORKS spoken of in Ephesians 2:8-10 are DEFINED for us in the CONTEXT in verse 15 as being the law of commandments CONTAINED in ORDINANCES that Jesus ABOLISHED on the cross.

Both meanings agree with the previous verse that we HAVE ALREADY ENTERED INTO REST past tense by RESTING in Jesus, and not some future rest. Now the SEVENTH day is without a doubt our FULL COMPLETED REST where the second death will have no more power over us. Again, there is a yet future REST, but no man shall ENTER that SEVENTH 1000 year long day of the Lord to REST from the second death unless they ENTER into the DOOR of that rest NOW, TODAY, in this present world.

God wants us to be HIS work and NOT our OWN work. So this is why it is so HARD to stop sinning. With man alone it is IMPOSSIBLE, but WITH God all things are possible. So start RESTING in your FAITH in Jesus that HE is the author AND the FINISHER of your faith)

12. FOR  (Or BECAUSE) the word of God is quick,  (meaning that the word of God is alive or makes alive) and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Our soul and spirit are connected and they communicate with each other. Our soul is our mind, our consciousness, our thoughts. And our spirit is our heart, our NEW inner man who LOVES God and hates unrighteousness. And these two forces are fighting against each other. The outer man of the flesh wants to rule over the new creation of our inner man that desires to obey God. So the writer here in this verse is teaching us about a weapon that we have in Jesus to win this fight of warring in us through FAITH in God's promises in his word. God knows our thoughts and our true INTENTS of our NEW HEART created in RIGHTEOUSNESS that hate sins. God knows that our inner man hates when our weaker nature of the flesh wins a battle in our minds to fulfill its lust. God knows that our flesh hates the things of God and that our heart loves righteousness. And thus, God desires us to RENEW our minds. For you see, the key to overcoming sin is to win the battles in our MIND that tempt us)

13. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

14. Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

15. For we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

16. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need

 

We ENTER into REST being in Jesus. Jesus is the DOOR of the ENTRANCE for his sheep to find PASTURE. We know that we are not literal sheep so why should pasture be literal pasture. What is pasture to sheep? What is a shepherd to sheep? Our chief shepherd leads us to food to eat to make us strong. Our chief shepherd protects us from the wolves.

Then our chief shepherd Jesus gives REST to his sheep, who lie down having no fear of wolves. Rest is knowing that our shepherd is watching over us. The JEWS under the FIRST of OLD covenant had no assurance of being pleasing to God. And no other religion in the entire world gives their followers this kind of REST or peace and assurance that their God LOVES them. And even some Christian groups like the Mormons and the Jehovah's Witnesses wonder if they are being good enough to receive eternal life. So they have not TRULY entered into RESTING in Jesus for their righteousness. And I have heard some testimonies of those, who have come out of the seventh DAY of the week Sabbath keeping churches, and how they wondered if they were keeping the Seventh day correctly and whether or not they were pleasing enough to God. So even when they SAY that they are not keeping the Law of Moses to EARN their salvation, they are NOT TRULY resting in Jesus to be PLEASING enough to God. But rather, they feel that they must do MORE in order to PLEASE God.

So we have to remember that at the TIME which this GOSPEL of peace was FIRST preached, that it was preached to the Jews FIRST, who were still UNDER the OLD Covenant. They had not yet BELIEVED the gospel when Jesus said come unto ME and I will give you REST.

 

Please read Matthew 11:28-30.

 

“Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you REST. (Now we as Christians use this verse to call Gentiles who are heavily laden with their sins and are crying out to God wanting to change how they live. But Jesus was speaking to the Jews who were heavy laden with the YOKE of the LAW of Moses which NONE of their fathers nor even the disciples of Jesus could bear, according to Acts 15:10.)

29. Take MY yoke upon you, and LEARN of ME; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find REST unto your SOULS. (Our SOUL here speaks of our minds wherein is our conscious. Why are you troubled, O my soul? Hope you O my soul in the Lord! Psalm 42:5,6. So then, only in Jesus do any find this so great of TRUE REST having no CONDEMNATION to our mind, our conscience, or our soul. However, the Jews when they kept and still keep the weekly Sabbath DAY wonder if they are good enough. And again, I have heard testimonies of seventh DAY of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians wondering if they were keeping the Sabbath day rest correctly. And even those still trapped in the Saturday Sabbath keeping Christians today wonder as well if they are keeping the Sabbath day correctly. Now if you are a seventh day of the week Sabbath keeper and you are HONEST with yourself and with God, then you know that I speak the TRUTH, when I say that many of you wonder or have doubts at times if you are pleasing God. You have no REST to your SOUL that you are CORRECTLY keeping the Sabbath day. And the reason why is that you are not truly and fully RESTING in Jesus as your SPIRITUAL Sabbath REST. You have FORGOTTEN that Jesus is your RESTING place and that he is not only the author of our faith, but also the FINISHER of our faith as well. You have LEFT your FIRST LOVE. Repent and do the FIRST WORKS of FAITH!)

30. For MY yoke is EASY, and my burden is light.”

 

Now please read Jeremiah 50:6.

 

“My people have been lost sheep: THEIR shepherds have CAUSED them to GO ASTRAY, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have FORGOTTEN their RESTING PLACE.”

 

The word translated as “forgotten” in Jeremiah 50:6 literally means that Israel did not pay ATTENTION to SEE their TRUE Sabbath REST being their Messiah, who died on the cross to bring them OUT of the BONDAGE of SIN. Israel did not READ the SIGN of the Sabbath pointing to JESUS. Their shepherds, the teachers of the law, led many of Israel ASTRAY to MISS their SIGN of the NEW Covenant that God had promised he would make with them.

Now SOME shepherds in the church today are doing the same thing by leading some dear children of God ASTRAY by making their preaching a LIE. And that FALSE teaching has CAUSED them to go ASTRAY to become ENTANGLE under the YOKE of BONDAGE. The LAW of Moses is called a YOKE of BONDAGE. And one such law of bondage is the keeping of the fourth commandment to PHYSICALLY rest on a PHYSICAL DAY of the week. They have failed to see that the Law of Moses was given ONLY to the CHILDREN of Israel for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations as a SIGN pointing to the PERPETUAL Covenant established in the shed blood of Jesus.

Now I have been wrongly accused by some Saturday Sabbath keeping Christians that I am the one MAKING a LIE. But if you read all the studies I have written on this subject, then you will know that I expose LIE after LIE after LIE made by the Saturday seventh day of the week Sabbath keeping churches.

So I implore you my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, to read and study the word of God for YOURSELF to see if your church denominational “shepherd” is leading you ASTRAY by making a lie. Understand that they are not DELIBERATE making a lie. They sincerely believe that they are teaching you the truth. But do not ALL leaders of church denominations sincerely believe that they are teaching the truth when you and I know full well that they are teaching FALSE doctrines?

 

Please read Revelation 22:14,15.

 

“Blessed are they that do His commandments, THAT they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. (Again, Yahweh put His commandments in the mouth of His Prophet Jesus to give to us to obey. So the commandments here are speaking of the TWO commandments under the NEW Covenant written in the New Testament. And we MUST obey the commandment under the New Covenant in ORDER THAT we will be given the RIGHT to receive eternal life to enter into the City of God to live and reign WITH Jesus in the world to come)

15. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whore mongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever LOVES and MAKE a LIE.”

 

This last phrase in the New International Reader translations reads as follows.

 

Revelation 22:15 (b) from the New International Reader.

 

“...and everyone who loves doing what is false is outside too.”

 

Now again, they love what they THINK is the truth, but in reality what they are doing is FALSE. 

 

The New international version of verse 15 (b) says.

 

“...everyone who loves practicing falsehood.”

 

The New King James Version of verse 15 (b) says.

 

“...and whoever loves and practices a LIE.”

 

The New Living Translation of verse 15 (b) says.

 

“...and all who love to live a LIE.”

 

Now, if you have ever paid attention to some Saturday Sabbath keeping teachings, then you will know how they worship or idolize the seventh DAY of the week as being above every other day. They LOVE to BOAST about keeping the SEVENTH DAY of the week as the ONLY day that God accepts as a true day of worship. And they LOVE telling NON Sabbath keeping Christians how no other day of the week is  acceptable to God as a day of rest. Even some of their churches bear the name SEVENTH DAY, which shows how the LOVE to live a LIE that they sincerely but wrongly believe is the truth/

Again, a person MAY not KNOW that the life they are LIVING is a LIE or FALSEHOOD.

For you see, the Hindus do not KNOW that they are living and practicing a FALSEHOOD or LIE of the enemy. They are being DECEIVED by the lies of the enemy Satan the Devil. And all of the other false religions of the world do not KNOW that they are living a LIE. All false teachings are sincerely believed by those who teach them not KNOWING that they are living a LIE.

So all I am saying is for YOU to search the word of God daily for YOURSELF, to see if the life you are living is a FALSEHOOD or a deception from the enemy.

In Galatians 4 Paul says to the Christians in Galatia that he is afraid for them, because they were observing or SCRUTINIZING the Jewish feast days and the Sabbath days desiring to KEEP them as the Jews. This is like Christians today who have friends that are Saturday Sabbath keeping Christians coming to them showing them why they feel that they or ALL Christians should keep the FOURTH commandment showing from God's word that we clearly MUST keep the other NINE commandments.

Then they ask why then do not ALL Christians keep the FOURTH commandment like they are doing? So then, weaker Christians, as in, their faith in the NEW Covenant is weak. They begin to scrutinize those QUESTIONS and begin WANTING to be more pleasing to God. And thus, they are seduced into questioning if they are sinning by not resting on the seventh DAY, because certainly they know they would be sinning for breaking any of the other nine MORAL commandments.

The problem is that SOME Christians do not know how to study the Bible for themselves and they hear ONLY the ONE side, the side of Saturday Sabbath keeping Christians. And before long they are attending seven day of the week Sabbath keeping church denomination. Then more and more and more law of Moses is SUGGESTED to be kept and PEER pressure causes them to begin keeping the dietary laws, then the feast days, and so forth depending on WHICH Sabbath keeping church they attend.

But thanks be to God MANY are coming OUT of these seventh DAY of the week Sabbath keeping churches to find PEACE and FREEDOM in Jesus Christ as their TRUE Sabbath REST looking toward the TRUE seventh 1000 year long day of Yahweh's REST in the world to come.

 

Please read Galatians 4:8-12.

 

“Howbeit then, when you knew not God, you did service unto them which by nature are no gods. (This is speaking of Gentile Christians, who BEFORE they became believers, they did NOT know God. And thus, they died rudimentary worldly service to false gods doing ceremonial pagan rituals to idols)

9. But NOW, after that you have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn you again to the weak and beggarly elements, where unto you desire again to be in bondage? (This is like the old saying, OUT of the frying pan and INTO the FIRE. In other words, these pagan Gentiles were delivered from ONE bondage of doing vain ceremonial pagan services to false gods to desire to be in bongage again. But this time they are desiring to be in ANOTHER or different BONDAGE of keeping the RUDIMENTS of the worldly services given ONLY to the children of Israel to keep throughout their generations to observes DAYS)

10. You OBSERVE days, (Speaking of the WEEKLY Sabbath days) and months, (Speaking of the MONTHLY new moon festivals) and times, (Referring to the time from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday on all of the Sabbaths) and years. (Speaking of the YEARLY feast days. One of the meanings of this Greek word translated as “observe” here means to SCRUTINIZE or to EXAMINE CLOSELY. It also means to KEEP these DAYS as days of obligation)

11. I am AFRAID of you, (Or Paul was deeply concerned over you) lest I have bestowed upon you labor in VAIN.

12.  Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as you are: you have not injured me at all.”

 

Now some Saturday Sabbath keeping Christians argue that this passage of Scripture has nothing whatsoever to do with the Old Testament law of God. But rather, they CLAIM that the DAYS these Gentile Christians desired again to keep were PAGAN days.

Hogwash! Can you not see dear children of God that Sabbath-keeping Christians MUST explain AWAY these verses lest THEY expose THEMSELVES as the ones MAKING a LIE. So again, that argument of being pagan days is yet another LIE made by some seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians to cover their other LIES. For you see, the CONTEXT clearly teaches us that Paul was speaking about the LAW.

 

Please read Galatians 4:21-31.

 

“Tell me, you that desire to be UNDER the LAW, (Clearly speaking of the CEREMONIAL law and the law contained in ORDINANCES. So these Gentile Christians were being SUBVERT to DESIRE to be under the Law of Moses which is BONDAGE) do you not hear the LAW?

22. For it is WRITTEN, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bond maid, the other by a free woman.

23. But he who was of the bond woman was born after the flesh; but he of the free woman was by promise.

24. Which things are an allegory: (Or what is WRITTEN in the Scriptures are a SHADOW) for these are the TWO COVENANTS; the one from the Mount Sinai, which genders to bondage, which is Agar.

25. For this Agar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, (Speaking of the FIRST covenant made with the CHILDREN of ISRAEL) and answers to Jerusalem which NOW is, and is in bondage with her children.

26. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. (Jerusalem above is speaking of the CITY of God being built by Jesus, AKA, the CHURCH, Mount Zion, the New Jerusalem. There is a literal city of God and there is the spiritual city of God. For you see, God dwells in BOTH His literal city and His spiritual city)

27. For it is written, Rejoice, you barren that bears not; break forth and cry, you that travail not: for the desolate has many more children than she which has an husband.

28. Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.

29. But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.

30. Nevertheless what does the Scripture say? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall NOT be heir WITH the son of the free woman.

31. So then, brethren, we are NOT children of the bondwoman, but of the free.”

 

I would implore you to go on YouTube and listen to all the TESTIMONIES of Seventh Day Adventist and other Sabbath-keeping Christians, who have left their Sabbath keeping church denominations to find REST in Jesus.

Here are a few LINKS to get you started if they still work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvuR_UbA920

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Es9xJutiwo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v8_mHIKUp8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN1lGbAGOz8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SarqXMUlKwM

 

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to read ALL the studies that I gave links to throughout this study concerning this subject on Sabbath TRUTH.

My heartfelt prayer is that all Christians RETURN to the TRUE FOUNDATION of the church that is taught by the very Apostles of Jesus in the first century. So let us all come into the UNITY of the faith and return to what Jesus and his Apostles taught us in SIMPLICITY in the New Testament. 

 

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Some Sabbath-keeping Christians CLAIM that the early church kept the Sabbath as the Jews, but I assure you that the early first-century church was accustomed to gathering together BEFORE the light of daybreak on the FIRST day of the week that THEY called the Lord's day.

Please read all the studies linked within this study and all the studies linked below. This study was just the TIP of the iceberg of exposing the ERRORS of interpretation made by the Saturday seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping churches, and the Sunday first day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians. All of the studies listed under the subject heading >>>Dd-0. What is the TRUE Sabbath?<<< And also read Dd-20. Did The Early Church KEEP the Sabbath day to learn the truth of what the early church believed.

Thanks again 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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