IS JESUS OUR SABBATH REST?

IS JESUS OUR SABBATH REST ?


Some Christians keep the fourth commandment of keeping the Sabbath day Holy by worshiping God on Saturday the SEVENTH day of the week. And they say that all other Christians, who do NOT keep the Sabbath day as they do, are sinning willfully and will NOT receive eternal life in the world to come unless they repent of their sin of breaking the fourth commandment of God.


Other Christians, who worship God on Sunday the first day of the week say that Jesus is our Sabbath REST. And they say that Jesus has become our rest in the same manner that Jesus became our CIRCUMCISION and our Passover LAMB. They say that NO true born again Christian is sinning by NOT keeping the Sabbath day as the Jews, because ALL the Sabbaths and ceremonial or ritual laws of God were SHADOWS of the TRUE, which was prophesied to come and thus were ALL fulfilled in Jesus.


And yet other Christians have no idea that there is a controversy among Christians as to what day of the week upon which we are taught in the New Testament under the NEW covenant to worship God.


Also I might add that many Christians like myself do NOT esteem ANY day above another and thus EVERY day should be lived to its fullest UNTO the Lord giving thanks and praise to Almighty God the Father and his Son Jesus for saving us and adopting us as sons and daughters of God.


Here is how the controversy goes:

On the one side of this controversy there are Christians, who worship God on Saturday, the Sabbath day, the seventh day of the week, who have been come to be called Sabbath keepers, Sabbath keeping Christians, or Sabbatarians. There are many different beliefs among Sabbath keeping Christians, but their main core belief, in which ALL Sabbath keepers AGREE upon, is that ALL other Christians, who do NOT keep the Sabbath day holy as the fourth commandment plainly states, are SINNING and need to repent of their sin of BREAKING the fourth commandment, if so be, they want to receive eternal life in the world to come. And they are very dogmatic to demand that Christians MUST without fail worship God on SATURDAY the SEVENTH day of the week. To Sabbath keeping Christians NO other day of the week counts as a day to rest and there is NO if, and, or but, about it. Sabbath keeping Christians sincerely and strongly believe that you either worship God on SATURDAY the SEVENTH day of the week or you are a heathen SINNER going to hell unless you repent of breaking the fourth commandment of God.


On the other side of this argument or highly controversial subject there are Christians, who worship God on Sunday, the Lord's day, the first day of the week, upon which our Lord rose from the dead, and these Christians have been come to be called Sunday keepers, Sunday keeping Christians and a whole lot of other things like antichrists, who have taken the mark of the beast, which I will not get into in this study of God's word. Again there are also many different beliefs among Sunday keeping Christians as well, but the three main beliefs are;

#1. Sunday has become their day of REST.

#2. Their is no longer ANY day of the WEEK that they esteem above another day, in which Christians are taught to REST upon in the New Testament, but rather Sunday has become their main day upon which they gather together to worship God and his Son Jesus.

#3. EVERY day is esteemed alike and they treat every day unto the Lord having NO set day as a specific day to worship God and his Son Jesus, but rather they worship God every day of their lives.


Now this is NOT to say that these other Christians, who are not Sabbath keeping Christians, have to FIT in just ONE of these three groups mentioned above, but rather there may be a MIXTURE of the above beliefs among the three groups of Christians, who have been come to be called Sunday keeping Christians.

For example some Christians do NOT KEEP Sunday as a MANDATORY must keep day of REST or and must attend mass day as do the Roman Catholic Christians, because they themselves have learned from God's word that Jesus has become their SABBATH REST for them and for every other true born again Christian as well, but yet they still esteem Sunday, the Lord's day, over any other day of the week to gather together for communion and to worship God and his Son Jesus.


With that being said let us begin this study in God's word by stating the main arguments of the Sabbath keeping Christians and WHY they feel compelled that all Christians MUST keep the Sabbath day in order to be saved. And yes I said in order to be saved, because even those Christians among Sabbath keepers, who SAY that they do not keep the Sabbath in order to be SAVED, they do indeed have a deep seeded fear that if they break the Sabbath day of REST, then they are breaking the FOURTH COMMANDMENT of God and thus they would be breaking their COVENANT with God and therefore will NOT receive the blessings of God unless they repent of their sin of breaking the fourth commandment of God.


Trust me when I tell you my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, who are Sabbath keeping Christians, that I see your STRUGGLE with the question of HOW can God just cancel, eliminate, abolish, throw out, or do away with just ONE of the TEN commandments, while the other NINE commandments REMAIN in force and MUST be kept in order to obtain eternal life in the world to come, when ALL TEN commandments were given at the SAME time by Almighty God himself, who engraved ALL TEN commandments in STONE for a PERPETUAL covenant with his very own finger? And I see your sincere concern and fear for all other Sunday keeping Christians, who you strongly believe are sinning by their not keeping the SEVENTH day of the week as a day of rest.


Well to most every other Christian, who is NOT a SEVENTH day Sabbath keeping Christian, the answer is very clear and easily understood, but again to Sabbath day keeping Christians, who have been brought up in Sabbath keeping churches all their lives and all they have been taught is that they must keep the SEVENTH day as the only true Sabbath day, the answer is NOT so simple to understand.

So then, rather than me just SAYING that Jesus is has become our Sabbath REST at the cross and resurrection please allow me the grace to SHOW you from the very word of Almighty God himself that Jesus fulfilled the OLD COVENANT to become our NEW COVENANT and thereby became our Sabbath REST giving us, who BELIEVE on the SON OF God the ENTRANCE into HIS REST now in this present world as well as entrance into the SEVENTH 1000 year long DAY of REST, which is yet to come. Jesus said that he is the DOOR, which is the ONLY way to enter into the true rest. In other words, those who TRY to enter in some other way like a WINDOW will NOT be given ENTRANCE into the TRUE REST to which the Sabbath day was SHADOW pointing to Jesus our DELIVERER from the BONDAGE of SIN.

We will go into more detail on this verse about Jesus being the only door of salvation and rest further on in this study of God's word, but first it is important for you my readers and seekers of the truth to see the difference between the Old Testament and the New Testament. In the Old Testament there was made a FIRST covenant given to the children of ISRAEL and a NEW covenant prophesied to be given to the house of Israel AND to the house of Judah.

And in the New Testament this NEW covenant was offered to the children of Israel first where Israel as a nation reject God's so great a salvation and God turned to the Gentiles to offer them his love in order to provoke his chosen people Israel to jealousy. So as you read this study in God's word THINK for yourselves as to WHY the need for this NEW COVENANT?


Let us begin by reading  Exodus 31:16-18.


Wherefore the children of ISRAEL shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout THEIR generations, for a PERPETUAL. (Here in this verse we learn that the keeping of the Sabbath day is a COVENANT made by Almighty God WITH the children of ISRAEL to keep throughout THEIR generations as a perpetual COVENANT .)

17. IT (Speaking of the keeping the SIGN of the COVENANT by keeping the fourth commandment of keeping the SABBATH day of rest) is a SIGN between ME (Yahweh, the one true God) and the children of ISRAEL for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed. (Here in this verse we learn that the keeping of the Sabbath day, which is clearly identified as being the SEVENTH day, is a SIGN that the children of ISRAEL are indeed keeping the COVENANT or the TESTIMONY, which God himself engraved on two tablets of stone with his OWN finger showing that it is PERPETUAL COVENANT that is NEVER to be broken by the children of ISRAEL. Please understand and know that the OTHER NINE commandments engraved in stone are NOT said by God himself to be the SIGN of being in COVENANT relationship with God. Also please understand that the SIGN of being under the NEW COVENANT is NOT the keeping of the other NINE commandments of God, but rather it is our FAITH RESTING in Jesus to be the CHRIST, the SON OF the living God, who suffered and die on the cross being crucified for our sins and not only for our sin but also for the sins of the whole world so that WHOSOEVER believes on Jesus and that God raised his Son from the dead shall be SAVED and have the promise of eternal life dwelling in them, which we shall receive so long as are were are faithful to REMAIN IN Jesus our REST and PEACE of being SAVED and NOT going to be saved by our OWN works of righteousness done in our own strength wherein there is boasting. In other words, faith in Jesus is the SIGN of the NEW covenant. And UNBELIEF in Jesus is the SIGN that one is NOT under the NEW covenant with God and therefore those in unbelief will NOT inherit REST in the seventh 1000 year long day of the Lord, because they did NOT ENTER into the NEW covenant relationship with God by keeping the SIGN of the NEW covenant.)

18. And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of TESTIMONY, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.”


The word TESTIMONY is another way of saying the words of the COVENANT. Again I want to point out that the keeping of the Sabbath day ALONE was the SIGN of the children of Israel being under the COVENANT that God made with them.

It is kind of like SIGNING an agreement that they are in COVENANT with God. Keeping the Sabbath day was the SIGN of Israel or THEIR SIGNATURE, so to speak, that they were in COVENANT with God. And OUR SIGNATURE of being in or under the NEW COVENANT with God is our FAITH in his SON Jesus as our ATONEMENT or our propitiation of our sins.

Without FAITH on God's SON Jesus, then the NEW COVENANT has not been SIGNED or put into effect for that person, who does NOT REST in Jesus, as being their atonement, their sacrifice or their propitiation for their sins. They have NO SIGN between God and them that they are in or under the NEW COVENANT with God. In other words, no trust, no faith or no REST in Jesus as BEING the ONLY NAME under heaven whereby we MUST be SAVED, then there is NO SIGN or signature of that person being in or under the NEW COVENANT relationship with God

Thus the KEEPING of our FAITH in Jesus is the SIGN of the NEW COVENANT just like the keeping of the Sabbath day was the SIGN of the children of Israel being in a COVENANT relationship with God. But today the OLD covenant has been made by Almighty God himself as being OBSOLETE and HE no longer ACCEPTS the OLD covenant. which he made with the children of ISRAEL for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations.

Therefore any Jew or any natural born or adopted child of Israel and any Gentile, who NOW wants to be in COVENANT relationship with God MUST SIGN on the dotted line, so to speak, on the NEW COVENANT agreement between God and those who sign this NEW agreement by their FAITH on God's SON Jesus, because God NO LONGER accepts the OLD covenant made that he made ONLY with the children of Israel for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations.

Therefore the ONLY NAME on the NEW COVENANT that God ACCEPTS is the NAME of his SON JESUS, and when you BELIEVE on the name of Jesus to be saved, then you inherit the name of Jesus. When God see you he see his Son Jesus. So then, FAITH on the SON OF God has become our Sabbath REST, which gives us an OPEN DOOR of ENTRANCE into the TRUE REST, which is yet to come. Now no man can close that open door except YOU yourself by departing from God's NEW covenant so NEVER deny Jesus as your Lord and Savior.

Therefore if one is NOT RESTING in Jesus as their lord and Savior WHEN that SEVENTH 1000 year long DAY of the Lord COMES, then they will NOT be allowed to ENTER the REST of our Lord, but rather they will either be destroyed at the second coming of Jesus or be saved alive in their mortal if so be that they call on the name of the Lord to be saved at his coming again. Thus those who are NOT resting in Jesus NOW in this present world and who do indeed call upon the name of the Lord to save them AT the second coming of Jesus when they SEE him coming in the clouds will be saved alive and go into the SEVENTH day in their MORTAL bodies to work during this SEVENTH day of the Lord to rebuild the ruined cities.

You see dear child of God, ONLY those of us, who are RESTING in Jesus NOW in this present world, will be granted the right to eat of the tree of life in the world to come, because we are KEEPING his commandments as we have been taught in the NEW Testament under the NEW COVENANT established in the shed blood of Jesus. It is vital that you understand that their is a DIFFERENCE between the FIRST or OLD covenant made with the children of Israel for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations and the NEW covenant that God prophesied to come, which he would make with the house of Israel AND the house of JUDAH.

You may not see this truth as yet, but you will if you are truly seeking to know only God's truth based upon the WHOLE word of God. So I implore you to closely and prayerfully consider the WHOLE matter by reading and mediating on this WHOLE study in God's word praying to God to show you HIS truth and ONLY HIS truth. Amen.

Now in order to truly understand the Bible correctly on this subject of the OLD and the NEW COVENANT you need to understand that God did NOT FINISH his creating man in his OWN IMAGE on what most Christians call the creation week.

Just ask yourself the questions: Is God FINISHED with you yet? Or is God still WORKING in your life conforming you more and more into the IMAGE of his dear Son Jesus?

In other words, most Christians picture in their minds SIX literal 24 hour days, in which God created all things, and then God CEASED of ALL his creating and RESTED on the SEVENTH literal 24 hour day.


But in truth this is not what the Bible ITSELF teaches us.


Let us take a closer look at what the LITERAL translation of Genesis 2:1-3 says. The emphasis is mine.


And they are BEING finished the heavens and the earth and all the host of them. (Just ask yourself the questions. Is God COMPLETELY FINISHED will ALL his work of creation? Are the heavens and the earth EXACTLY the way God desires them to be for all eternity right NOW? NO! They are not! And they will not be finished UNTIL the SEVENTH day. Just ask yourself the question WHY would God create a NEW heavens and a NEW earth if he was truly FINISHED with his work of creating? The literal translation has it correct is saying that God's creations are BEING finished.)

2. And he IS FINISHING Elohim IN the day the SEVENTH work of him which he did and he IS ceasing IN the SEVENTH day from all the work of him which he did. (In other words, Elohim or God WILL be ceasing from all his works IN or DURING the seventh 1000 year long DAY of the Lord where his SON Jesus, the ARM of Yahweh, will rule and reign FOR Almighty God the Father on or during the SEVENTH day. We are living IN the SIXTH 1000 year long DAY of creation right now. According to some prophecy teachers if you add TWO 1000 year long days or 2000 years to that year that Jesus was crucified then you arrive at the latest possible year of our Lord's return. I myself am NOT setting any date, but rather sharing what others are teaching so you can decide for yourself between you and God. So if so be that Jesus does NOT return by the year 2033, then my faith will NOT be shaken.)

3. And he IS blessing Elohim day of the SEVENTH and he IS MAKING holy HIM that IN HIM he ceased from all work of him which he created to to do of.”


Now if we read Genesis 2:1-3 with the CORRECT understanding that God himself has NOT yet RESTED on the Lord's SEVENTH day as most Christians have been taught all their lives and we TRULY SEE that God is NOT FINISHED with his creation of mankind and is still yet WORKING on his creation of mankind to conform as many who believe on Jesus to the IMAGE of his SON, then it should be easy for you to see that there are TWO creations of God, which in truth are the ONE and the self same creation, which God is still YET WORKING on, and which will not be totally completed until the SEVENTH 1000 year long DAY of the Lord, when ONLY his NEW creation IN Jesus Christ will be given ETERNAL LIFE and the second death shall have NO power over Christians who REMAIN RESTING in Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

Most Christians understand that we, as Christians, are God's NEW creation, but in truth, we are yet BEING FINISHED and we will not be COMPLETELY FINISHED, until the SEVENTH day, which most all Christians agree as being the SEVENTH 1000 year long day from the creation of Adam the FIRST man, who was a TYPE or SHADOW pointing to Jesus being the FIRSTBORN among many brethren or the BEGINNING of the CREATION of God. Not the first human ever created, nor the created of all things, but rather the FIRST human being to be given the divine nature of IMMORTALITY to become the FIRST BORN from the dead never to die again.

Do you not know that Jesus was the very FIRST human being to ever be given the divine nature of IMMORTALITY or ETERNAL LIFE by Almighty God the Father? This is why Jesus was prophesied in Isaiah 9:6 to be called the father of the FUTURE in the LITERAL translation, which means the father or author of everlasting life. Jesus is the AUTHOR and the finisher of our FAITH.

The King James translation says everlasting Father, but if you search out the truth for yourself, you will find that the LITERAL translation reads, father of the future, and other translations say, father of everlasting and father of everlasting life, which AGREES with John 5:19-20 where Jesus is GIVEN eternal life ALSO is given the authority and power to GIVE eternal life to whomsoever the Son wills. So those who do NOT believe on the SON OF God do NOT HONOR the one true God of Abraham. I am speaking specifically here to the Jews and the Muslims who do NOT presently believe that Jesus is the SON OF the one true and only Almighty God, the God of Abraham. If you do NOT believe that Jesus is the Christ, the SON OF the living God you shall die in your sins and you will NOT inherit eternal life in the world to come, because you are NOT in or under the NEW covenant relationship with Almighty God.


John 5:19-30.


Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the Sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God. (Here we see that the Jews were accusing Jesus of two things. Number one they were saying that Jesus BROKE the Sabbath law of the fourth commandment, which is true in a sense, because Jesus did not keep the Sabbath to the letter of the law as it was written in the Scriptures. More on this later. Second Jesus was being accused of making himself EQUAL with God.)

19. Then answered Jesus and said unto them (In other words, Jesus DEFENDED himself against both of these false accusations saying), Verily, verily,(or Truly, truly) I say unto you, The Son can do NOTHING OF HIMSELF, but what he sees the Father do: for what things soever he (Almighty God the Father) does, these also does the Son likewise. (This means that whatever Jesus saw his Father doing in a dream or a vision or telling him what to do, then Jesus merely obeyed what he saw or heard his Father doing or saying. Basically Jesus is saying to the Jews. Hey if you want to accuse ME of BREAKING the Sabbath day, then take it up with Almighty God yourself, because I am just doing what is see or hear HIM showing or telling me what to do and when to do it. So if God HIMSELF is WORKING on the Sabbath day and HE tells or shows ME to WORK on the Sabbath day, then I am going to obey HIM. So obviously there is a change or transition between the OLD covenant and the NEW covenant taking place here and Jesus is obeying the voice or commands of his Father over what is taught in the LETTER of the law of God.)

20.  For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all things that HIMSELF DOES (In other words, Jesus was NOT the one healing people, but rather it was Almighty God the Father HIMSELF who was WORKING on the Sabbath day DOING the WORKS of healing that men saw being done through the hands of Jesus. So again OBVIOUSLY something has CHANGED or is in the PROCESS of being CHANGED, because God would not command US to do something and then NOT keep his OWN teachings. In other words, God would NOT command us to NOT work on the seventh day Sabbath and then HIM WORK on the Sabbath day breaking is own commandment.): and he will show him greater works than these, that you may marvel.

21. For as the Father raises up the dead, and quickens them; even so the Son quickens whom he will. (Why or HOW can this be seeing that the SON can do NOTHING OF HIMSELF? Now this is NOT talking about Jesus raising the dead like raising Lazarus, who died again, but rather raising the dead to either give them eternal life in the world to come or to raise the dead at the end of the age yet to come, speaking of after the seventh 1000 year log day of the Lord has ended, to judge them he raised from the dead in the second and only other resurrection as being righteous or being wicked. But HOW will this be possible seeing that we just read that Jesus could do NOTHING OF HIMSELF and that it was Almighty God dwelling in his Son Jesus, who actually did the mighty works of raising the dead and healing people?)

22. FOR (or BECAUSE) the Father judges NO man, BUT has COMMITTED ALL JUDGEMENT unto the SON: (But WHY did Almighty God the Father GIVE or COMMIT all this power and authority to his SON Jesus to JUDGE and give ETERNAL LIFE to whosoever his SON chooses to give eternal life?)

23. THAT (or so that) ALL men should HONOR the Son, EVEN AS they HONOR the Father. He that HONORS NOT the Son HONORS NOT the Father which has sent him. (So again to ALL Jew, Muslims and every other human being who presently believes in another religions I implore you to call on the name of Jesus and BELIEVE on HIS words, his teachings, or HIS commandment written in the NEW Testament of the Holy Bible, the ONLY word of TRUTH.)

24. Verily, verily, (or Truly, truly) I say unto you, He that hears MY WORD, and believes on him that sent (or COMMISSIONED) me, HAS everlasting life, and shall NOT come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. (Now keep in mind here that Jesus is being accused of BREAKING the Sabbath day by the Jews and Jesus is DEFENDING himself saying that he is NOT breaking the Sabbath day doing what his God and Father is TELLING and showing him what to do ON the Sabbath day. But ACCORDING the the LAW of God written in the Old Testament Jesus was indeed BREAKING the Sabbath day. So clearly there is a CHANGE taking place here in the NEW COVENANT that God was in the process of being completely finishing or establishing, but had not yet completed, because Jesus had not yet shed his blood on the cross as an INNOCENT MAN of God, which HE alone provided as his spotless LAMB and GAVE unto the world for the ATONEMENT or propitiation of sin. So then, in the eyes of the Jews according to the written law contained in ordinances Jesus was SINNING by WORKING on the Sabbath day, BUT in God's eyes, according to the NEW COVENANT, which God was in the process of establishing, Jesus was NOT sinning by WORKING and doing GOOD on the Sabbath day.)

25. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead (NOT the spiritually dead, but speaking of the dead in the GRAVES as clearly defined by the CONTEXT in verse 28.) shall hear the voice of the SON OF God: and they that hear shall live.

26. FOR (or BECAUSE) as the Father HAS life in himself (As in, Almighty God the Father ALWAYS having immortality IN HIMSELF being the ONLY SELF existing one true God and the SOURCE of ALL life); so has he GIVEN TO the Son TO HAVE life in himself;

27. AND has GIVEN him AUTHORITY to execute JUDGMENT ALSO (And WHY did God give his Son Jesus the authority to JUDGE all mankind and the fallen angels as well?), BECAUSE he is the Son of MAN . (NOT because Jesus was Almighty God HIMSELF, and NOT because Jesus was the SON OF God, but rather it was because Jesus was the Son of MAN a HUMAN being, who overcame sin through power of the eternal Spirit, who dwelt IN him, which is the SAME Holy Eternal Spirit, who NOW dwells IN US, who believe on Jesus, to empower US to overcome sin and do the SAME works that men saw Jesus doing. ALL sin is forgiven to whosoever believes on Jesus and we are made the very RIGHTEOUSNESS of God THROUGH the shed blood of Jesus and there is nothing we can do to the BREAK this NEW COVENANT made by God EXCEPT to walk away from this so great a salvation by DENYING Jesus as our Lord and Savior or by disobeying the leading of the Holy Spirit to obey the WORDS, teachings or commandment of God's SON Jesus. And one of the ways of walking away from our RESTING in Jesus as our Savior is to TRY and EARN our salvation by our OWN good works of righteousness, which we try to do in our OWN strength, and which NO one can do consistently without sinning. But when we REST IN Jesus, who ACCOMPLISHED this task FOR us to REDEEM us back to God, then we are EMPOWERED to TRUST in HIS words, that he is FAITHFUL to forgive us of ALL our sins and keep us continually CLEANSED from ALL unrighteousness as we walk after the SPIRIT of God dwelling IN us. Dear child of God, do NOT let MAN try and CONDEMN you of sinning, when the Holy Spirit HIMSELF is NOT convicting you of sinning.)

28. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the GRAVES shall hear his voice,

29. And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

30. I can of mine OWN SELF DO NOTHING: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the WILL of the Father which has sent (or COMMISSIONED) me.”



So then, getting back on track, it is a false and incorrect interpretation of Scripture to say that verses like Exodus 31:17 dogmatically mean without fail that God himself commanded ALL of mankind to REST on the SEVENTH day of the WEEK for all eternity and that God did NOT just give the TEN commandments to Israel ALONE, but rather commanded ALL of mankind to REST on the SEVENTH day of the week from Adam to this present day and for all eternity yet to come. Let us read Exodus 31:17 again and please notice with WHOM God made this FIRST and now OLD covenant.

Exodus 31:13-17.


And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying,

13. Speak you also unto the children of ISRAEL, saying, Verily my Sabbaths YOU shall keep: for it is a SIGN between me and YOU throughout YOUR generations; that YOU may KNOW that I am the LORD that does sanctify you.

14. YOU shall keep the Sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto YOU: every one (of YOU of the children of ISRAEL, the understood subject) that defiles it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever (of YOU who) does any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. (The Gentiles are NOT the people of God and the Gentiles are NOT the children of Israel. This SIGN of this COVENANT is NOT being made with the GENTILES, but rather it was being made between God and God's CHOSEN people ISRAEL alone. This will be supported with another witness of the scriptures and thus proven to all seeking only the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God shortly further on in this study of God's word. So again I implore you to prayerfully consider the WHOLE matter and NOT say to yourself, I have heard this all before. I have read MANY Sabbath day studies and they all have something different that another study leaves out. So just because you have read OTHER studies on this subject does NOT mean that you have heard the WHOLE matter of Scripture on this subject. You may have read the whole Bible a hundred times, but you know as well as I know that even reading a verse a hundred times does not mean that you SEE and understand the TRUE meaning of that verse.)

15. Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever (of YOU the children of Israel who) does any work in the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.

16. Wherefore (or for this very reason of wanting the children of Israel to KNOW that it was Almighty God WHO brought them out of the BONDAGE of slavery in the land of Egypt that) the children of ISRAEL shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout THEIR generations, for a perpetual covenant.(The Hebrew word olam translated as perpetual can mean eternal, but it also means for a LONG TIME and is translated as being a long time meaning a long period of time in Isaiah 42:14. I have LONG TIME [olam] held my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.)

17. It (the Sabbath REST) is a SIGN between me and the children of ISRAEL for ever (This is the same Hebrew word olam, which again means for a long time, as in, eon or an age. We are in an age now and there is an age to come. We are in an olam now and there is an olam” yet to come. The olam of the seventh 1000 year long day of the Lord is not an ETERNAL age, but rather there will be AGES plural yet to come after this present age and the age of the millennium yet to come.): for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.”


Now before we get into the in depth study of God's word to show you that the Bible is the PROPHETIC word of Almighty God with hidden prophecy of SHADOWS foretelling of God's coming Messiah, Jesus, whom HE HIMSELF would bring forth as the means by which Almighty God himself would save mankind, I would like you to read a few verses that clearly and plainly teach us in SIMPLICITY that God made a COVENANT with the children of ISRAEL for THEM to keep throughout all THEIR generations as a SIGN that the people of ISRAEL ALONE were God's CHOSEN people and in a COVENANT relationship with God that was DIFFERENT from any previous covenants that God had made. You do realize that even in father Abraham's time their were heathen Gentiles, who were NOT God's CHOSEN people.

Please read Deuteronomy 5:1-22.


And Moses called all ISRAEL, (And NOT that Moses called ALL of MANKIND, but rather the word of TRUTH plainly states that Moses called all of ISRAEL) and said unto THEM, Hear, O ISRAEL, the statutes and judgments which I speak in YOUR ears THIS day, that you may LEARN them, and keep, and do them. (Here we clearly see that there was a time when NONE of Israel were ever commanded, instructed, taught or even suggested to keep the Sabbath day, the seventh day of the week. We see from this passage of scripture that the keeping of the Sabbath day was given only to the children of ISRAEL upon a certain day in time at a certain place called mount Horeb or mount Sinai. Also we know and understand from the New Testament that the law of God was ADDED, because of transgression. And that the law was ADDED only for a TIME, until the PROMISE of the SEED came. We will go deeper in God's word further on in this study, but for now I just want to point out some very basic FACTS plainly stated in God's word of TRUTH that do NOT need to be INTERPRETED to know and understand what they mean. In other words, the word of TRUTH states as FACT with NO interpretation needed that God gave the Sabbath day to the CHILDREN of ISRAEL for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations as a SIGN that THEY were in COVENANT relationship which God made with THEM. for the very FIRST time, which God had NOT made with any of the FATHER'S of the children of Israel before this time on mount Horeb. And that he had NOT made with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob of ANY of mankind BEFORE this time when God made this covenant with the children of ISRAEL for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations.)

2. The LORD our God made a covenant with US in Horeb.

3. The LORD made NOT THIS COVENANT with our fathers, BUT with US, even US, who are all of US here ALIVE THIS day. (How can it get any clearer than this dear child of God? God is specifically stating as fact with absolutely NO interpretation needed for anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear that THIS COVENANT of observing the Sabbath as a SIGN of keeping THIS COVENANT was made between God and the children of ISRAEL, who were ALIVE and HEARD the voice of God in mount Sinai or mount Horeb from out of the midst of fire, and that the Sabbath of resting on the SEVENTH day was NOT made with the FATHERS of Israel, whom we know to be Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. So this one verse alone should prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that God did NOT command, instruct, teach, or even suggest to Adam or any other human being to REST on the SEVENTH day of the week BEFORE this TIME, when God made this COVENANT with the children of ISRAEL ALONE in the TIME of MOSES.)

4 . The LORD talked with YOU face to face in the mount out of the midst of the fire,

5. (I stood between the LORD and you at that TIME, to show you the word of the LORD: for you were afraid by reason of the fire, and went not up into the mount;) saying,

6. I am the LORD your God, which brought you OUT of the land of Egypt, from the house of BONDAGE. (The very reason of WHY God gave the children of ISRAEL the Sabbath day was for them to REST AND to know WHY they were GIVEN this REST from God as a SIGN of the COVENANT. Yahweh wanted them to KNOW that he ALONE is the ONE TRUE God, who DELIVERED them from the BONDAGE of SLAVERY in the land of Egypt. God says REMEMBER the Sabbath or REMEMBER the REST that I GIVE to you. Yes the SEVENTH day has SIGNIFICANCE, but the main purpose of the Sabbath day was for a SIGN to ISRAEL for them to REMEMBER back when they were once in BONDAGE of SLAVERY to WORK and how God SET them FREE and gave them REST. This FREEDOM from BONDAGE of slavery to REST was a SHADOW pointing to Jesus their TRUE REST, who would deliver them and set them free from the BONDAGE of SIN. We have the physical SIGN of RESTING in or under the OLD COVENANT pointing to the TRUE spiritual SIGN of the NEW COVENANT of RESTING IN Jesus as our Lord and Savior making it possible to be in a covenant relationship with God. Under the OLD covenant Israel was given physical REST pointing to the TRUE SPIRITUAL REST we have in Jesus.)

7. You shall have none other gods before me.

8. You shall not make you any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:

9. You shall not bow down yourself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,

10. And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments. (Now verse 10 here in the LITERAL translation is one of the KEYS to understanding that the OBSERVING of Sabbath was a SHADOW pointing to Jesus, the SON OF the living God, Yahweh. Here is the LITERAL translation of verse 10. “and doing kindness to THOUSANDS to ones LOVING me and ones observing INSTRUCTIONS of HIM instructions of ME.” Here we see TWO persons or TWO beings where the one is obeying the instructions, teachings or commandments of HIM, who is obeying the instructions, the teachings or the commandment of the WILL of ME, speaking of Yahweh, the one true God. The HIM is a hidden prophecy of the first coming of JESUS, the bread of heaven, or the TEACHINGS of God come down from heaven. The teachings, the doctrine, the instructions, the commandments, the words of HIM, speaking of God's SON, Jesus, are the very self same INSTRUCTIONS of Yahweh, the God and Father OF Jesus. So when God's chosen people ISRAEL took the Lord's NAME in VAIN by REJECTING the teachings of HIM, speaking of the teachings of Jesus, they were in fact rejecting the teachings and the WILL of Yahweh himself, who APPOINTED or COMMISSIONED his SON Jesus to become the salvation OF Yahweh to save the people from their BONDAGE of this world's system of SIN. Thus Yahweh merely DID or FULFILLED what he prophesied in his word that he would do. So then, when Israel rejected Yahweh's so great a salvation, God then turned to THOUSANDS of Gentiles, who would NOT take his NAME in VAIN by NOT rejecting the instructions of HIM, which he gave to his SON Jesus to give to his disciple who gave these same words of Jesus to US. Some Jews and many Gentiles heard God's word being mixed with FAITH to BELIEVE that Jesus was CLEAN, a sinless man, a man APPOINTED by God to DELIVER all, who believe the INSTRUCTIONS or teachings of HIM, speaking of God's SON Jesus to be set free from the bondage of SIN. Jesus is our SIGN of KEEPING the NEW COVENANT. Jesus has become our Sabbath REST where we REST in Jesus as our Savior, whom God commissioned to do all his will even to die on the cross for the sins of the world.)

11. You shall not take the NAME of the LORD your God in VAIN (or take the NAME of the Lord in futility having no effectiveness, or not producing what the NAME of Yahweh was intended to bring about. ONLY those of us, who BELIEVE on the NAME of the Lord, the ONLY NAME given among men whereby we MUST be saved, shall be saved and NOT perish): for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that takes his NAME in VAIN. (Taking God's NAME in VAIN means NOT BELIEVING on the NAME of the Lord. WHO is it that was GIVEN the NAME of the Lord? The NAME Jesus means Yahweh saves or the salvation OF Yahweh. Blessed is HE who comes in the NAME OF Yahweh. And many of Israel took the ONLY NAME given among men whereby we MUST be saved in VAIN by NOT BELIEVING on the NAME of Yahweh, which was GIVEN to his SON Jesus.)

12. Keep (or OBSERVE) the Sabbath day to sanctify it (or sanctify HIM), as the LORD your God has commanded (or has instructed) you. (The LITERAL translation reads “to OBSERVE the Sabbath day to to HALLOW HIM as Yahweh your Elohim has INSTRUCTED you.” Again the HIM here in the literal translation is a hidden prophecy of Jesus whom Israel was being shown to HALLOW when he came. Now please keep in mind that this one passage of Scripture is not ALL the teachings or the instructions that Yahweh is giving to his people Israel. So we only see part of the hidden prophecy here in this verse PROPHESYING of HIM, referring to Jesus, being the TRUE REST, which is being foretold here to come, who Israel was to be WATCHING for or OBSERVING for to come by observing the Sabbath REST. The word keep or observe means to watch closely, to guard, to protect, to watch circumspectly. God hides things in his word for us to OBSERVE or to WATCH for in order to understand their PROPHESIED meaning of the TRUE which was to come. In verse 15 God restates this instruction of observing the Sabbath REST as to REMEMBER the Sabbath REST and to REMEMBER WHY God instructed them to REST on the seventh day. So then, the thing that God wants the children of Israel to OBSERVE is that HE gave them REST form the BONDAGE they were under in the land of Egypt. Now this does not mean that the seventh day in not significant. This PATTERN of SIX, then comes the SEVENTH is repeated in the book of Revelation pointing to the DAY of the Lord, which is the SEVENTH 1000 year long DAY of the Lord, in which the ARM of Yahweh will rule and reign FOR Yahweh for 1000 years or during the SEVENTH day. But the main point is that God wanted ISRAEL to REMEMBER their BONDAGE in Egypt and how HE ALONE SET them FREE from the BONDAGE of WORK for them to REST physically, so that they would be perceiving or OBSERVING their true spiritual REST in HIM, who was prophesied to come as their DELIVERER or Messiah. The very word Sabbath means REST. Jesus is our DELIVERER from the BONDAGE of SIN and we REST in Jesus as our DELIVERER. Can you not see these parallels between WHY the Sabbath was given to ISRAEL to REMEMBER their DELIVERANCE to Jesus being our DELIVERER in whom we REST IN as our SAVIOR. Now if so be that God himself intended for man to place all the focus of the Sabbath, which mean REST, to be placed on the SEVENTH day as opposed to RESTING and having their eyes on Yahweh as their DELIVERER from BONDAGE, then God would have named this day of the week accordingly by calling it the “shebiyi” day, which means the SEVENTH day. This Hebrew word for seventh comes from the root word “shebit”, which means CAPTIVITY, so I agree that there is significance with the seventh day. But once the Jews, who received Jesus as their Lord and Savior came to UNDERSTAND that Jesus was their Passover LAMB, then they CEASED to keep the Passover feast, because they now understood that it was a SHADOW pointing to the TRUE Passover LAMB being FULFILLED in Jesus. The word Sabbath means REST, which is the SHADOW pointing to our TRUE SPIRITUAL REST we have in Jesus RESTING in the TRUTH that Jesus has DELIVERED us from the BONDAGE of SIN. Under the LAW no one can ever KNOW and have PEACE and REST that they ARE SAVED. But under the law of FAITH and the law of GRACE we can REST ASSURED that we ARE SAVED and that God is yet working in us where we are HIS workmanship and NOT our OWN workmanship where we have NO REST and NO assurance of peace that we are being good ENOUGH to please God to be saved.)

13. Six days YOU shall labor (or SERVE. The Hebrew word here literally means to be kept in bondage for six days), and do all your work: (Now keep in mind that these verses are prophecies referring to the children of ISRAEL and all, who do NOT accept and KEEP the SIGN of God's SPIRITUAL TRUE REST under God's NEW COVENANT, which can ONLY be received or ENTERED INTO by FAITH in his SON Jesus. UNBELIEVING ISRAEL will NOT enter into their rest AFTER the SIXTH day has been completed, but will enter into the SEVENTH 1000 year long day of the Lord to WORK and the only feast day that will be kept from year to year during the millennium is the feast of tabernacles. But WE, as Christians, who ENTER through the DOOR of our REST the moment we BELIEVE on God's SON Jesus will be granted to eat of the tree of eternal life at the very moment Jesus returns to execute the wrath of God, who will then rule and reign as the ARM of the Lord for Yahweh during the SEVENTH 1000 year day of the Lord. And ONLY we, who are RESTING in Jesus now in this present world as our Lord and Savior, shall rule and reign WITH Jesus over the remnant of Israel and those left of the nation who call upon the NAME of the Lord to be saved. They will be saved alive in their mortal bodies to WORK during the seventh day of Yahweh's rest and time of refreshing. We will work also, but we ONLY shall be given our COMPETED spiritual rest of ETERNAL LIFE resting assured that the second death will have NO power over US who REMAIN resting in Jesus unto death or unto that great and notable day of our Lord come.)

14. 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, nor your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your ox, nor your ass, nor any of your cattle, nor your stranger that is within your gates; that your manservant and your maidservant may REST as well as you.

15. And REMEMBER that you WERE a servant in the land of Egypt (Or REMEMBER that you were ONCE a bond SLAVE in the land of Egypt), AND (REMEMBER ALSO) that the LORD your God brought you OUT thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out ARM: THEREFORE (or for this very reason) the LORD your God commanded you to KEEP the Sabbath day. (If you do not understand the REASON of WHY God commanded the children of ISRAEL to KEEP the Sabbath day as a day of REST, then you will not understand that the Sabbath day was a SHADOW pointing TO the ARM of the Lord, who was PROPHESIED to come to DELIVER God's people ISRAEL from the BONDAGE and slavery of SIN. Again we will expound on this deeper further on in this study of God's word, but for now please know and understand that PROPHECY of Jesus is hidden in this verse and many other verses throughout the Old Testament. In Isaiah we learn that the ARM of Yahweh is a prophecy of Jesus DELIVERING mankind from their sin and the LITERAL meaning of “brought out” of the bondage of Egypt is in the PRESENT tense reading that God IS BRINGING his people ISRAEL out of bondage. Many Bible scholars agree that “EGYPT” is a type or figure for the world and more precisely speaking of Satan the god of this present world system. God is NOT FINISHED WORKING with his people ISRAEL. God is NOT RESTING for it is NOT the SEVENTH day of the Lord, which is yet to come. Below are the six MORAL laws of God, which are ALL being kept in the NEW covenant by our OBEDIENCE to walk in LOVE toward one another as God's SON Jesus had COMMANDED us to to. So by RESTING in the word, teachings or COMMANDMENTS of Jesus to OBEY HIS commandments under the NEW covenant, then were ARE indeed keeping ALL the law of God.)

16. Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you; that your days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with you, in the land which the LORD your God gives you.

17. You shall not kill.

18. Neither shall you commit adultery.

19. Neither shall you steal.

20 . Neither shall you bear false witness against your neighbor.

21. Neither shall you desire your neighbor's wife, neither shall you covet your neighbor's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is your neighbors.

22. These words the LORD spoke unto all YOUR assembly IN the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more. And he wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me.”



So again, WHO does the Bible ITSELF clearly state that God gave THIS COVENANT, the FIRST covenant or the OLD covenant to, which was given for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generation, and which was NOT given to their FATHERS Abraham, Isaac and Jacob before them?

If your answer is the children of ISRAEL, then you are reading the Scriptures with your spiritual eyes OPEN. But if your answer is ALL of mankind, then you are reading the Scriptures with the eyes of your church DENOMINATION, and you are NOT trusting in the Holy Spirit to lead and guide you into all TRUTH.

Let us continue. Also as you may have noticed I emphasized the word COVENANT in the verses I quoted above. I did this so that you will see from God's word for yourself that the observing of the Sabbath was a SIGN that the children of ISRAEL we keeping or more precisely IN or UNDER the COVENANT that God gave to them to keep throughout their generations.

In other words, the ONE instruction to REST on the SEVENTH day was a SIGN, which God wanted the children of Israel to SEE that this REST was given to them to REMEMBER that is was Yahweh himself, who brought them OUT of the BONDAGE of slavery and that it was HE who gave them REST.

To say this another way the REASON of WHY this OLD COVENANT was for the children of ISRAEL to see and understand it TRUE meaning, which was to POINT Israel TO the NEW COVENANT made or established by the shed blood of God's SON Jesus.

Let us read a couple of verses from the Old Testament, which clearly teach us that not only were the TEN commandments the WORDS or the TESTIMONY of this OLD COVENANT, but also that the observing to REST on the SEVENTH day of the week was the SIGN that this OLD COVENANT was being kept by God to Israel and not that Israel was keeping this covenant. More on this later, but for now I want you to see that the WORDS of THIS covenant were the TEN commandments so you will see that the WORDS of the NEW covenant ARE the WORDS of God's SON Jesus, who gave us TWO commandments, which fulfill or meet the REQUIREMENT of ALL TEN commandment under the OLD covenant. And that Jesus is our SIGN of being in or under the NEW covenant.

Please read Exodus 34:28.


And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the WORDS OF the COVENANT, the TEN commandment.”


So then, the TEN commandments are the WORDS of this first COVENANT that God made between him and the children of ISRAEL, which God did NOT make with father Abraham, father Isaac, nor father Jacob, but rather made ONLY with the children of ISRAEL for the very FIRST time on Mount Horeb or Mount Sinai.

Now please read Deuteronomy 4:13, which says,


And he declared unto you his COVENANT, which he commanded YOU (speaking of the children of ISRAEL) to perform, EVEN TEN commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone.”


Again we learn that the the TEN commandments ARE the WORDS of the COVENANT, which Moses later wrote on TWO tables of stone after he threw down and BROKE the TWO tables of stone upon which God himself engraved with his very own finger.

Now I pray that the Holy Spirit is opening your eyes of understanding here to see his hidden prophecy of the TWO COVENANTS where the FIRST COVENANT God made with ISRAEL was BROKEN, because of their SIN. The breaking of the TWO tablets of stone, which were BROKEN because of the SIN of God's people ISRAEL is a figure or SHADOW of why there was a need for the NEW COVENANT, which would be offered to Israel FIRST and then to the Gentiles to provoke Israel to Jealousy. Israel will not become JEALOUS of Christians, UNTIL the Jews SEE that ONLY those of us RESTING in Jesus now in this present world be GIVEN ETERNAL LIFE and they do NOT, but are only saved alive in their mortal bodies to go into the seventh 1000 year long day of the Lord to be taught of the Lord from generation to generation.

If you are not seeing this TRUTH as yet please keep reading. Here is yet another verse that clearly teaches us that the TEN commandments were the WORDS, or the TESTIMONY of the COVENANT.

Please read Deuteronomy 9:9-11.


When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, EVEN the tables OF the COVENANT, which the LORD made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights, I neither did eat bread nor drink water:

10. And the LORD delivered unto me two tables of stone written with the FINGER of God; and on them was written according to all the WORDS, which the LORD spoke with you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.

11. And it came to pass at the end of forty days and forty nights, that the LORD gave me the TWO tables of stone, EVEN the tables of the COVENANT.”


You can read for yourself later where this FIRST set of TWO tables of stone were BROKEN and WHY they were BROKEN and it was needed for a SECOND set of these TWO tablets of stone to be written by the HAND of Moses a MAN, which points to God needing to make a NEW COVENANT with his people Israel through a MAN that many of Israel would REJECT during God's first offer of so great a salvation, but the REMNANT of Jews left alive at the second coming of Jesus will cry out to be SAVED in the lasts days when God turns a SECOND TIME to give his NEW COVENANT to the children of Israel the Jews.

But for now please read where God is prophesying of making a NEW COVENANT with the house of ISRAEL AND with the house of JUDAH, where the house of JUDAH is a shadow pointing to the yet coming church or those who believe in Jesus, who descended from the house of Judah.

Please read Jeremiah 31:27-34.


Behold, the DAYS come (this is a prophecy of THREE yet future 1000 year long DAYS, which are yet to come at the time of this prophecy was given), says the LORD, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man (which speaks of a single human being pointing to Jesus the Son of MAN), and with the seed of beast.(the word beast here can mean mute, dumb, as in, pointing to blindness in part, but also can mean wild beast untamed beast pointing to the radical Muslims)

28.  And it shall come to pass (The Hebrew word translated as IT shall come to pass is literally saying HE is becoming, which is prophesying of Jesus becoming into being to become the watcher over Israel and the house of Judah during the 1000 year reign of Jesus ruling and reigning FOR Yahweh), that LIKE as I have watched over them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict; so will (or so in this way) I watch over them (pointing to the NEW covenant and the third day, which is the same day as the seventh 1000 year long day of the Lord), to build, and to plant, says the LORD.

29. In those days (the three 1000 year long days) they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children's teeth are set on edge.

30. But every one shall die for his OWN iniquity: every man that eats the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.(BEFORE the cross and the establishing of the NEW COVENANT the children of Israel blamed every thing evil that happened to their children upon the sins of the father, which would be visited upon the children for three to four generations. But AFTER the NEW COVENANT was established in the shed blood of Jesus each individual person is held responsible for their OWN sins. Now natural Israel still yet lives by or under the OLD Testament teaching ONLY, which profits them NOTHING, because they have REJECTED God's NEW COVENANT for one reason or another or they simply have not heard the gospel of Jesus Christ so they can believe in the NEW COVENANT, which they have never heard because no one has preached to them the gospel of the NEW COVENANT.)

31. Behold, the days COME, says the LORD, that I will make a NEW COVENANT with the house of Israel, AND with the house of JUDAH: (the TWO houses of Israel are also a shadow of the natural born Jews and Christians, who become the seed of Abraham by FAITH in the name of Jesus, SON OF God, who descended from the house of Judah. But the main point that I want you to see is that God PROPHESIED in his word that he would make a NEW COVENANT with the children of ISRAEL. And that the NEW COVENANT is a DIFFERENT covenant)

32. NOT ACCORDING to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they BROKE, although I was an husband unto them, says the LORD:

33. But this shall be the covenant that I WILL make with the house of ISRAEL (First notice that only ONE house in now being spoken to in this verse. Remember that the NEW covenant was preached to the JEWS FIRST, and then God turned to the Gentiles only after Israel as a whole took the Lord's NAME in VAIN and by their UNBELIEF. And BECAUSE of their UNBELIEF they would did ENTER into the REST, which God was offering them. The DOOR of ENTRANCE for them to REST was open, but they took the NAME of the Lord in VAIN by their UNBELIEF. But God has NOT forsaken his first covenant that he made with the children of Israel to make a NEW covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah where again the house of Judah is a figure pointing to the church who God will use to PROVOKE the house of ISRAEL to jealousy); AFTER those days (speaking of AFTER the first TWO days, the 2000 years from the cross or the TWO 1000 year long days), says the LORD, I will put my law in THEIR inward parts, and write it in THEIR hearts; and will be THEIR God, and THEY shall be my people. (It is AFTER the first TWO 1000 year long days, and in, on, or during the THIRD DAY from the cross, which will also be the SEVENTH day from the creation of the first man Adam that ISRAEL as a nation shall call upon the NAME of the Lord to be saved. But they will NOT RECEIVE their FULL Sabbath REST, because they did NOT ENTER into their Sabbath REST by BELIEVING on Jesus NOW in this present world BEFORE they see Jesus coming in great clouds of glory. You see dear child of God, ONLY those of us who are RESTING in Jesus as our Savior NOW in this present world will be given our FULL Sabbath REST during the 1000 year reign of Jesus. ONLY true born again faithful Christians will be given ETERNAL LIFE at the second coming of Jesus. ISRAEL will be saved ALIVE in their MORTAL bodies and go into the SEVENTH 1000 year long day of the Lord to WORK and rebuild the ruined places to be inhabited. But because they will THEN recognize Jesus as their MESSIAH at his coming to call upon the name of the Lord, then they will be filled with the Holy Spirit and God will write his law upon THEIR hearts as he has ALREADY written his law upon OUR hearts, who believe in Jesus as the Christ the SON OF the living God NOW in this present world.)

34. And they shall teach NO more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall ALL know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, says the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”


Now let us take a look at some more PROPHECY of this NEW COVENANT being called the NEW THINGS, which God spoke BEFORE they came to pass.


Please read Isaiah 42:1-9.


Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine ELECT (or the CHOSEN one of Yahweh), in whom my soul delights (my SON in whom I am well pleased); I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. (Jesus himself quoted this passage of Scripture in his very first sermon he preached to the Jews shortly after his baptism in the river Jordan by John the baptist where John says that he saw the SPIRIT descend down and rest of remain upon Jesus and by this John would KNOW that Jesus is the CHRIST, the ANOINTED of Yahweh)

2. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.(meaning that Jesus would not boast of HIMSELF exalting himself)

3. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench (meaning that those who are hanging by the thread of a rope, so to speak, he will not let go of. Jesus promised that he would never leave nor forsake us. So it can be only a person who forsakes the Lord and give up all hope by believing the lies of the enemy): he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. (meaning that the statues and the judgments of the Old Testament under the Old covenant will be fulfilled in TRUTH by God's Son Jesus. And also meaning that ALL judgment has been committed into the Hand of Jesus who will judge righteously and in truth. Jesus said the WORDS that I speak to shall judge you in the last days. So it would be wise to obey the WORDS, teachings and commandments of Jesus seeing that Almighty God the Father will judge NO man.)

4. He (Jesus) shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth (meaning that Jesus would not fail to do all the will of his God and Father and would succeed in FINISHING God's plan of salvation by being crucified as an INNOCENT man on the cross to redeem or buy back mankind from the enemy of God. And again meaning judging the wicked by executing the WRATH of God at his coming again.): and the isles shall wait for his law.

5. Thus says God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which comes out of it; he that gives breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:

6. I the LORD have called YOU (speaking of his SON Jesus) in righteousness, and will hold your hand, and will keep you, and give YOU for a COVENANT of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

7. To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

8. I am the LORD (Or I am YHWH or I am Yahweh): that is my NAME: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. (Now some Christians INTERPRET this verse to mean that God will not share his glory with anyone whatsoever, but many other Christians have seen the true meaning of this verse to be that God will not share his glory with anyone other than his ELECT, whom his has ANOINTED speaking of his SON Jesus. Now the LITERAL translation gives us so much more light on the TRUE meaning of this verse, which is rather clouded by the King James translation. Here is the LITERAL translation of this verse 8 and keep in mind that the CONTEXT is speaking of God's prophesied coming Messiah, his SON Jesus, who come in the NAME OF Yahweh. “I Yahweh HE NAME OF ME and glory of me not shall I give to another...” So here in the LITERAL translation it is made pretty clear that the ANOINTED of God whom Yahweh gives as a COVENANT to the people has been GIVEN the NAME OF Yahweh himself with whom God WILL share his glory and NOT with another no not with carved idols. Remember that the NAME of Jesus means Yahweh saves or the salvation OF Yahweh. And whosoever uses the Lord's NAME in VAIN or in futility will be found GUILTY of their sins, because they have NOT BELIEVED on the NAME of the Lord the ONLY NAME given among men whereby we MUST be saved. Blessed is HE who comes in the NAME of the Lord.)

9. Behold, the FORMER THINGS are come to pass, and NEW THINGS do I declare: BEFORE they spring forth I tell you of them.


The CONTEXT here teaches us that the FORMER things are the things contained in the OLD COVENANT that God made with the children of ISRAEL when he brought them OUT of BONDAGE of slavery to give them rest have already come to pass at this point in time.

And the NEW THINGS that God prophesied would come to pass is the giving of his SON Jesus as NEW COVENANT to the PEOPLE. Notice the wording says PEOPLE and not just to ISRAEL ONLY, but rather the NEW COVENANT God gave for ALL of mankind so that whosoever of any human being in the WHOLE world, who BELIEVES on the SON of God, should not be found guilty of their sins and be given eternal life.

Every true born again Christians agrees that God did indeed share and give his GLORY to his SON Jesus. This was a NEW THING that God had never done before and God declared these NEW things BEFORE they came to pass.

When we consider the WHOLE matter it becomes clear to anyone seeking the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God that the OLD covenant was NOT sufficient to SAVE mankind. The FIRST covenant giving to the children of Israel alone was ADDED because of transgression to for then to be KEPT by the law UTIL the SEED came. The seed is Jesus given by God as his NEW COVENANT to the house of Israel AND to the house of JUDAH. All these verses are very specific wording, which is what God commands us not to add or taken away any words from his words. The Bible itself calls the law of Moses a BONDAGE, which NONE of the fathers of Israel nor any of the Jews in the days of Jesus were able to keep except for the ANOINTED one Jesus.

Please read Acts 15:1-24.


And certain men (Either Jews or Jewish Christian, meaning Jews who became Christians. From the CONTEXT, I myself must conclude that these were Jewish Christian, who were HOLDING ON to what they were taught in the Torah or the writings of Moses) which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, EXCEPT you be circumcised AFTER the manner of Moses, you CANNOT BE SAVED.

2. When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this QUESTION. (In others words, when these Jewish Christians began to COMPEL the Gentile Christians to be not only circumcised but also keep ALL the LAW of Moses in order to be SAVED, then Paul and Barnabas entered into this debate, which became very heated and neither side was giving in to hear the whole matter. So these Jewish Christians NOT believing the words of Paul and Barnabas decided to let the elders of the church in Jerusalem settle this matter once and for all.)

3. And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.

4. And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.

5. But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed (speaking of the same Jewish Christians in verse 1), saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to KEEP the law of Moses.

6. And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter. (The Apostles and elders here were ALL Jewish Christians or Jews, who believed on the WORDS OF Jesus to be saved and became his disciples. The JEWS were ALREADY believing on the words of the OLD covenant, which the NEW Testament teaches was NOT able to save or justify anyone, but rather they were kept by the Law of God under the OLD covenant, which was ADDED UNTIL the seed came.)

7. And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, you know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. (Again not the words of the OLD covenant, which we have already learned are the TEN commandments, but rather the words of the GOSPEL.)

8. And God, which knows the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;

9. And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by FAITH.

10. Now THEREFORE (or for this very reason of Almighty God HIMSELF giving these Gentiles, who believe on the GOSPEL of Jesus, his Holy Spirit the SAME as us who are Jews) WHY TEMPT YOU God, to put a YOKE upon the neck of the disciples, which NEITHER our fathers NOR WE were ABLE to BEAR?

11. But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.

12. Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them.

13. And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me:

14. Simeon has declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.

15. And to this AGREE the words of the prophets; as it is written,

16. After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:

17. That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, says the Lord, who does all these things.

18. Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

19. Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble NOT them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God:

20. But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.

21. For Moses of old time has in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.(Now the church was under much perscution so it seemed good to the Apostles to lay upon the Gentiles ONLY these FOUR necessary things to help keep these Gentile Christians from being persecuted by the Jews FOR or because they knew that Moses was taught in every synagogue in every city where these Gentiles would be going. Also the church was still yet LEARNING what to do and what not to do for if so be they knew everything, then they would not have CONSIDERED the matter, but rather plainly told the Jewish Christians that Paul and Barnabas were teaching them the TRUTH. The point that I want you to SEE is that there is NO mention of telling these Gentile Christians to KEEP the Sabbath day or rest.)

22 Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the WHOLE church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren:

23. And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia:

24. For as much as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have TROUBLED you with words, SUBVERTING your souls, saying, You MUST be circumcised, AND KEEP the LAW : to whom WE gave NO such commandment:”




So you can see dear child of God how that this spirit of Judanizing Christians has been around since the very early church even while the original Apostles of Jesus were still yet living. And it seems that ever so many centuries that this Judanizing spirit of the enemy stirs up Christians to be DECEIVED to seek salvation by trying to keep the LAW of Moses. And almost always this spirit of the enemy BEGINS by deceiving good well meaning Christians to keep the Sabbath day in order to receive eternal life in the world to come. Then once they fully accept this LIE of the enemy to keep the Sabbath, which the WHOLE church in the New testament gave NO SUCH COMMANDMENT, then this Judanizing spirit of the enemy begins adding more and more of the Law of Moses for these well meaning Christians to keep in order to be pleasing to God.

Now the deception is so convincing that the Sabbath keeping Christians sincerely believe that ALL other Christians, who do NOT keep the Sabbath day, are the ones who are being deceived by Satan to break the Sabbath day but gathering together on the Lord's day, the first day of the week to worship God. And therefore any and ALL Christians, who do NOT keep the Sabbath day according to Sabbath keeping churches, are SINNING and will NOT receive eternal life in the world to come unless we repent and keep the Sabbath day AFTER the manner taught in the LAW of Moses. 

This ONE passage of scripture alone should prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that NO SUCH COMMANDMENT to keep the Sabbath day as the Jews was given by the church to the Gentile for IF SO BE that the keeping of the seventh day Sabbath rest as the Jews is a matter of receiving ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come, then both the very disciple of Jesus and the Holy Spirit FAILED to make absolutely certain that ALL Gentiles would KNOW to keep the Sabbath day rest lest they lose their salvation and NOT receive the end of their salvation in the world to come, which is eternal life.

Please understand that there are many different beliefs among the Sabbath keeping Christians where none of these Sabbath keeping groups of Christians keep the Sabbath in the same way or in the same manner.

Some have simply changed their day of worship from Sunday morning to Saturday evening and claim that they are keeping the Sabbath day. But in truth Saturday even after sunset is in fact the FIRST day of the week in the eyes of God.

Others have their worship service begin at sundown Friday and then go home to rest for the remaining hours till sundown of Saturday. Some do the opposite where they rest first and then they have their church service late afternoon on Saturday ending at sundown on Saturday. But how can one know that the calendars we use to day are acurate and the seventh day is truly the real seventh day of the week?

Other Sabbath keeping Chirstians realizing that they may NOT be keeping the CORRECT seventh day go to the extreme to watch the cycles of the moon to do the best that they know how to make sure that they are worshiping God on the CORRECT seventh day according to them.


But what does the NEW Testament ITSELF teach us?


Is the SEVENTH day more important than the true meaning of the word Sabbath, which means REST? Again please understand that I am not trying to lesson the significance of the SEVENTH day, but rather pointing out that the word Sabbath means REST and NOT the SEVENTH day.

We have already learned that God gave the OLD COVENANT to the children of ISRAEL for THEM the keep throughout THEIR generations as a SIGN that they were in COVENANT with God for them to REMEMBER being delivered from the BONDAGE of of slavery in the land of Egypt to be given REST from that slavery or bondage that they WERE under and now have been DELIVERED from no more to be in BONDAGE to the Egyptians. And we have already learned that God prophesied that he would make a NEW COVENANT with the house of Israel AND with the House of JUDAH, where the house of Judah is a shadow point to the church. And that God would give his SON Jesus as the SIGN of his NEW covenant to the PEOPLE and not just to the house of Israel.


So then, WHAT does this NEW COVENANT teach us that WE, as Christians, must do in order to be saved?


Did Jesus ever teach his disciples to KEEP the Sabbath day in order to be saved?

Did the Apostles of Jesus ever teach us that we must KEEP the Sabbath day in order to be saved or to receive eternal life in the world to come?

Did ANY of the disciples of Jesus teach us to KEEP the Sabbath day in order to be saved or to receive eternal life in the world to come?

Is there even ONE SINGLE verse in the entire NEW Testament that teaches us that we as Christians must KEEP the Sabbath day as the Jews in order to be saved?

The answers to these questions are NO! NO! NO! And there is NOT ONE SINGLE verse in the entire NEW Testament which teaches us that we as Christians must keep the Sabbath day in any shape or form in either a physical, ceremonial nor in any ritual manner in order to be saved or to receive eternal life in the world to come!


So then, did God himself abolish the Sabbath day?


To this question I myself say NO! God did NOT abolish the Sabbath day, but rather Jesus became our Sabbath REST in the same manner that Jesus became our CIRCUMCISION and Jesus became our Passover LAMB.

God did NOT abolish the law of circumcision, God did NOT abolish the feast of Passover of slain a pure lamb without spot of blemish to eat every bite, nor did God abolish the Sabbath REST, but rather under the OLD covenant were PHYSICAL things pointing to the TRUE SPIRITUAL things under the NEW covenant. 

Please read the following verses, which clearly teach us that we ARE CIRCUMCISED by our FAITH in Jesus. This teaches us that God did not ABOLISH circumcision, but rather Jesus FULFILLED the law of circumcision, which was given to Abraham as a SIGN and a seal of Abraham and all who obey the law of circumcision to become circumcised belong to God in COVENANT. 

So then, by our FAITH in God's SON Jesus has now become that SIGN or seal that we belong to God and that we are under the NEW COVENANT with God established in the shed blood of God's SON Jesus the anointed of God. Jesus has become our SPIRITUAL CIRCUMCISION.


1 Corinthians 7:19

Circumcision is NOTHING, and uncircumcision is NOTHING, BUT the KEEPING of the commandments of God.”

Galatians 5:6


For IN Jesus Christ NEITHER circumcision avails any thing, NOR uncircumcision; but FAITH which works by love.”


Galatians 6:15.


For IN Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a NEW creature.”

Philippians 3:3.


For we ARE the CIRCUMCISION, which worship God in the SPIRIT, and rejoice IN Christ Jesus, and have NO CONFIDENCE in the flesh.”


Colossians 2:11.


IN whom also you ARE CIRCUMCISED with the circumcision made WITHOUT hands, in putting off the body of the SINS of the flesh by the circumcision OF Christ:”


Colossians 3:11.


Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.”


Now some Sabbath keeping Christians may AGREE that we as Christians are NOT to compel Christians to be CIRCUMCISED in the flesh, but argue that 1 Corinthians 7:19 clearly teaches us that we MUST KEEP the COMMANDMENTS of God.

Here again is 1 Corinthians 7:19.


Circumcision is NOTHING, and uncircumcision is NOTHING, BUT the KEEPING of the commandments of God.”


Now Sabbath keeping Christians INTERPRET every where in the NEW Testament that words the commandments of God must without fail mean the TEN commandment of God, as in, ALL TEN commandments given to Israel to keep throughout their generations. And thus they claim that they ALONE are saved, because THEY KEEP the SEVENTH day of rest and all other SUNDAY keeping Christians are LOST because we do NOT keep that Sabbath day on the SEVENTH day of the week.

Please keep in mind the Sabbath keeping Christians do NOT BELIEVE that Jesus has become their Sabbath REST as the Bible itself plainly teaches us. Now HERE when I am saying Sabbath keeping Christians I am speaking of BOTH SEVENTH day Sabbath keeping Christians AND SUNDAY Sabbath keeping Christians, who make SUNDAY a MANDATORY day of obligations for their flock to attend church and REST on Sunday lest they SIN. So then, all Sabbath keeping Christians in THEIR eyes, we, who do NOT believe or teach that EITHER day Saturday or Sunday nor ANY day of the week should be COMPELLED upon Christians that they MUST without fail be kept lest they SIN, are not keeping the Sabbath rest in THEIR eyes. 

However in God's eyes every true born again Christian is indeed KEEPING the Sabbath rest in God's eyes, because Jesus has become OUR Sabbath rest being the SIGN to God that we have ENTERED INTO and ARE under the NEW covenant. Jesus has become our Sabbath REST in the same manner the Jesus has become our CIRCUMCISION and our Passover LAMB.


So then, most Christians know and understand that Jesus has FULFILLED all the CEREMONIAL law INCLUDING the ceremonial or ritual law of keeping the FOURTH commandment, the keeping of the seventh day of rest.

Most Christians know and understand that Jesus gave to us who believe on his teachings a NEW commandment, and that the word TRANSLATED as commandment also means instructions, teachings, precepts, and directions. Everything Jesus taught was GIVEN TO him by Almighty God to teach.

Please read John 7:16,17.


Jesus answered them, and said, MY doctrine is NOT MINE, but HIS that sent me.

17. If any man will do his WILL, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.”


So then, what is the WILL OF Almighty God HIMSELF under the NEW COVENANT written in the NEW Testament?

Please read Galatians 1:3-16.


Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,

4. Who gave HIMSELF for OUR sins, that (or so that) HE might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the WILL of God and our Father:

5. To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

6. I marvel that you are so soon REMOVED from HIM that called you into the GRACE of Christ unto ANOTHER gospel:

7. Which is not another (or not truly another completely different gospel); but there be some that TROUBLE you, and would PERVERT the gospel of Christ.

8. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach ANY OTHER GOSPEL unto you than that which WE have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

9. As we said before, so say I now AGAIN, If any man preach ANY OTHER GOSPEL unto you than that you have received (from us the Apostles and disciples of Jesus Christ), let him be accursed.

10. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. (Paul was a JEW of JEWS who pleased the JEWS before God saved him by the TRUE GOSPEL of Jesus Christ. Paul counted everything in the Jewish religion as dung unto him so that he could win Christ and know the power of God IN Jesus Christ.)

11. But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is NOT after man.

12. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it (by man), but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

13. For you have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:

14. And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.

15. But when it PLEASED God, (or when I learned of God's WILL and HIS pleasure) who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,

16. To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred NOT with flesh and blood:”


Paul did NOT go the the Jews to see what they thought, Paul did NOT go the any of the Apostles of Jesus to what what they thought. Rather Paul believed what Jesus himself was teaching him through visions, the Holy Spirit and some disciples at Damascus. Paul already heard the GOSPEL when he was PERSECUTING The church, but he did NOT BELIEVE the gospel until Jesus appeared to him and blinded him. The main point is that when Paul saw for himself the WILL of God he left off being a JEW to reveal Jesus as the SON OF God and the CHRIST, who was prophesied to come.

Please read Philippians 3:1-15.


Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe. 

2.  Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. 

3.  For we ARE the circumcision, which worship God in the SPIRIT, and rejoice IN Christ Jesus, and have NO confidence in the flesh. 

4.  Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinks that he has whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more

5.  Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; 

6.  Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. 

7.  BUT what things WERE gain to me, those I counted loss FOR Christ. 

8.  Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but DUNG, that I may win Christ, 

9.  And be found IN, NOT having MINE OWN righteousness, which is of the LAW, but that which is through the FAITH of Christ, the righteousness which is OF God BY FAITH: 

10.  That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; 

11.  If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. 

12.  Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. 

13.  Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 

14.  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 

15.  Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing you be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.


Here is what Acts 22:12-16 teaches us.

And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good report of all the Jews which dwelt there,

13. Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul, receive your sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him.

14. And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that you should know HIS WILL, and SEE that Just One, and should hear the voice of HIS VOICE (the voice and teachings of his SON Jesus that JUST ONE).

15. For you shall be his witness unto all men of what you have seen and heard. 

16. And now why tarry you? arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.”



Again Jesus gave a NEW commandment, which is his God and Father's commandment, because we just learned that Almighty God gave his SON Jesus what HE himself wanted his Son to teach us under the NEW COVENANT. The doctrine or teaching of Jesus is NOT his OWN teaching, but rather the WORDS of Jesus are the teachings, instructions and COMMANDMENTS of Almighty God the Father, who himself GAVE these teachings, instructions and COMMANDMENTS to his SON Jesus to teach his disciple, who then taught us these WORDS of Jesus given to him of the Father.


John 13:34,35.


A NEW COMMANDMENT I give unto you, That you LOVE one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

35. By THIS shall all men KNOW that you ARE MY disciples, if you have LOVE one to another.”


So then, we have the OLD Testament and we have the NEW Testament, and we have the OLD COVENANT and we have the NEW COVENANT. We have the OLD SIGN of the OLD covenant and we have the NEW SIGN of the NEW covenant and in the NEW Testament under the NEW COVENANT Jesus himself says that he is giving US, the church, a NEW COMMANDMENT.

Let us read some more in the NEW Testament about this NEW COVENANT where we are given a NEW COMMANDMENT.


1 John 2:7


Brethren, I write NO NEW commandment unto you, but an OLD commandment which you had from the beginning. The OLD commandment is the word which you have heard from the beginning.”


WHAT beginning? Some Sabbath keepers may INTERPRET this verse that the OLD commandment means the TEN commandments given to ISRAEL to for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations, but what does the CONTEXT teaches us?

Please read 1 John 2:1-10.


My little children, these things write I unto you, that you sin NOT. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

2. And he IS the PROPITIATION for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

3. And hereby we do KNOW that we KNOW him, if we keep HIS commandments. (The NEW commandment that Jesus gave to us is to LOVE one another. And the CONTEXT here agrees with the OLD commandment being what Jesus taught his disciples in the BEGINNING as his NEW commandment to LOVE one another even as he loved us.)

4. He that SAY, I know him (or who SAY I know Jesus), and keeps not HIS commandments (the commandments, teachings, and the WORDS OF Jesus), is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

5. But whoso keeps HIS WORD (speaking of the word of truth spoken to us by God's SON Jesus. In other words, whosoever keeps the TEACHINGS and INSTRUCTIONS of Jesus are keeping ALL the LAW of God), in him verily is the LOVE of God perfected: hereby KNOW we that we are IN him.

6. He that says he abides in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. (Jesus walked in RIGHTEOUSNESS and in LOVE toward his fellow man. Jesus never broke any MORAL law of God and went ABOVE the MORAL law to have COMPASSION on his fellow man.)

7. Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the WORD which you have heard from the beginning. (In other words John is saying I write unto you a NEW commandment which is NO NEW commandment but the SAME commandment which you have heard from the beginning of when you were first saved. So...)

8.  AGAIN, a NEW commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shines. (arise shine for the light has come)

9. He that SAYS he is in the light, and HATES his brother (or does NOT LOVE his brother), is in darkness even until now.

10. He that LOVES his brother abides (or WALKS) in the light (even as Jesus walked in the LIGHT of the TRUTH), and there is NONE occasion of stumbling in him.”


Or there is NO CHANCE of ANY SIN being found in him, who walks in LOVE toward one another, the NEW COMMANDMENT, which we as Christians are given by Jesus himself to KEEP under the NEW COVENANT. Let us now read a broader CONTEXT to see if this conclusion is the CORRECT interpretation of the OLD commandment being the NEW commandment that Jesus gave to us under the NEW COVENANT that we had from the BEGINNING preached to us in the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ.


2 John 1:5


And now I beseech you, lady, NOT as though I wrote a NEW commandment unto you, but that which we had from the BEGINNING, that we LOVE ONE ANOTHER.”


So in this verse by the SAME writer we can see that the “BEGINNING” is speaking of the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ and NOT the TEN commandments given to ISRAEL to keep throughout THEIR generations. The commandment here that was not now being considered a new commandment, because this commandment had already been given to this lady in the beginning to LOVE ONE ANOTHER. This is NOT one of the TEN commandments, but rather is clearly the NEW commandment given to us the church under the NEW covenant. And be keeping this NEW commandment we fulfill or KEEP ALL the law of God.

Well some Sabbath keepers argue that Jesus himself said if you break even the LEAST of the commandments of God and you teach men to do so, then you shall be called least in the kingdom of God. Then they quote Matthew 5:17-19 to try and support that Jesus is speaking about breaking the LEAST of the TEN commandments.

Let us read these verses OUT of their CONTEXT first and see if the TEN commandments are mentioned specifically. And then we will read these verses being KEPT in their context to learn the CORRECT interpretation of these verses in the light of the WHOLE word of God.


Matthew 5:17-19.


Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.

18. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

19. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”


Some Sabbath keepers dogmatically demand that Jesus is speaking about the TEN commandments here and other Sabbath keepers dogmatically demand that Jesus is speaking about ALL the law of Moses, which includes the TEN commandments. And ALL Sabbath keeping Christians emphasize the one phrase Jesus spoke saying, “I am NOT come to DESTROY the law”, then they emphasize that Jesus himself said that NOT ONE jot or tittle will pass from the law. And when one FOCUSES their whole attention on what is being dogmatically taught to them, then they begin to think and become deceived by the lie that there is NO OTHER WAY to interpret these words of Jesus so they begin to thing MAYBE these Sabbatarians are right???

If this is YOU, and you are struggling to know the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God, then please understand and KNOW that there is MORE that just the Sabbatarian interpretations of these verses. Please consider very closely and prayerfully the true correct understanding of these verses in Matthew 5:17-19.

First of all if so be that Jesus intended his words “not ONE jot or tittle of the law shall pass to mean ALL the law of Moses and every word spoken by every prophet in the OLD Testament shall NOT pass away UNTIL heaven and earth pass away and God creates the NEW heavens and the NEW earth, then that would mean EVERY JOT and TITTLE in the OLD Testament under the OLD COVENANT is still yet in force and MUST be OBEYED to the LETTER of the LAW lest we SIN. Therefore ACCORDING to this SABBATARIAN INTERPRETATION, which all Sabbath keeping Christians dogmatically demand that it means, then we MUST keep the LAW or that jot and tittle of the law which command us to offer ANIMAL sacrifices to be forgiven of our sins.

Well any true born again Christian with eyes to see and ears to hear KNOWS full well that that JOT and TITTLE of the LAW to offer animal sacrifices was indeed FULFILLED by Jesus at the cross. That CEREMONIAL law of offering animal sacrifices was NAILED to the cross and taken out of the way once and for all time. So therefore these words of Jesus could NOT possibly mean that not ONE jot of tittle shall pass away to mean that EVERY jot and tittle of the law shall REMAIN in force.

So then, we know with absolute certainty that Jesus did NOT mean that NONE of the law would pass away, and therefore the Sabbath keeping INTERPRETATION of these verse is NOT the CORRECT meaning of these verses. Well then what did Jesus mean, you may be asking?

The meaning of the Greek word "KAYTALYO" which is translated as destroyed in the King James Version and is TRANSLATED as abolish in the New International Version also means that Jesus did not come to COMPLETELY destroy or to UTTERLY destroy and abolish the WHOLE law of God. But rather Jesus came to FULFILL ALL the ceremonial law, as in, every jot and tittle of the CEREMONIAL LAW of God and establish all the MORAL LAW of God.

We know with absolute certainty that Jesus did in fact come to ABOLISH some of the law by FULFILLING some of the law such as the ANIMAL sacrifices and the law of CIRCUMCISION in the FLESH and the keeping of the feast day of Passover where Jesus has become OUR Passover LAMB.

So then, because we, as Christians, KNOW the TRUE MEANING of WHY God gave the CEREMONIAL laws to the children of Israel for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations, we understand that they were just SHADOWS pointing to Jesus, who FULFILLED all of these SHADOWS to become our Passover LAMB, to become our CIRCUMCISION, and to become of Sabbath REST. Thus we as Christians no longer KEEP any of the CEREMONIAL laws as the JEWS, which were SHADOWS pointing to Jesus because we KNOW their true MEANING.

Now let us read the CONTEXT of Matthew 5:17-19 to see WHAT commandments Jesus was speaking of when he said if anyone break the ONE of THESE LEAST commandments. Please notice that I have emphasized the word “THESE” and also the word “LEAST”, because Jesus is NOT talking about the least OF the TEN commandments by rather that ALL THESE commandments he is referring to Jesus calls them ALL LEAST commandments.

There is NO word “OF” between the word THESE and the the word LEAST in the text. Jesus says “THESE LEAST” commandments that if just ONE of them is broken then you shall go straight to hell. NO! Or you shall be lost and not receive eternal life in the world to come. NO! But rather it says the one who breaks even ONE of THESE LEAST commandments AND teaches others to do the same shall be called LEAST in the kingdom of God.

Now let us now read the CONTEXT to see what THESE LEAST commandments are that Jesus is referring to, and as you read the CONTEXT please know and understand that the Greek word TRANSLATED as commandments also means INSTRUCTIONS or TEACHINGS.


Matthew 5:1-20.


And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:(In other words, Jesus saw the multitudes and withdrew himself up into a mountain where his DISCIPLES followed him. There is no mention of the multitudes following Jesus up into the mountain so we are to assume that Jesus taught these LEAST instructions or these least teachings to his disciple in private.)

2. And he opened his mouth, and TAUGHT them (TAUGHT them WHAT? The least commandments, which are not commandments as most understand as being a command or an order which must be obeyed without fail), saying,

3. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

5. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. (But those who EXALT themselves shall be made low or least in the kingdom of God)

6. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

7. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. (But those who show no mercy shall not be shown mercy)

8. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

9. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

10. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (But when those who are reviled revile back then what they suffer does not profit them. but if we suffer the wrong done to us quietly then we have great reward.)

11. Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

12. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. (But not if you break this least commandment by bad mouthing those who persecute you and you do not pray for them that use you in despite.)

13. You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. (meaning if you lose your meek and lowly character of turning the other cheek and you break these least commandment to strike back then you have lost your first love.)

14. You are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. (But if you break this least commandment to HIDE your light then others cannot see your light to come to Jesus.)

15. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it gives light unto all that are in the house.

16. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

17. Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. (Or more precisely Jesus is saying think not that I am come to UTTERLY of to COMPLETELY destroy the law OR the prophets, but I am come to FULFILL the law AND the prophets.)

18. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. (or more precisely Jesus is saying that not one jot of tittle of the law or the prophets which I have not fulfilled will not pass away until ALL of the law and prophets are fulfilled.)

19. Whosoever therefore shall break one of THESE LEAST commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the LEAST in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called GREAT in the kingdom of heaven.

20. For I say unto you, That EXCEPT your righteousness shall EXCEED the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall in NO CASE ENTER INTO the kingdom of heaven.”



Now some Sabbath keeping Christians will argue that I am twisting the scriptures to make them says what I WANT them to say and THEY will dogmatically demand that the LEAST OF the commandments here means the LEAST commandment in the TEN commandments and NOT what Jesus TAUGHT in the verses ABOVE, but rather what Jesus taught in the verse BELOW or AFTER he said these LEAST commandments.

This is indeed a good and fair argument, because sometimes the word THEREFORE means what is said BEFORE the word therefore and at other times it is referring to what is AFTER the word therefore. So then it is anyone GUESS as to which way it is EXCEPT for the CONTEXT. And in this case the CONTEXT clearly teaches us that we do not have to GUESS or pick which side before of after the word therefore.

Please notice the words of Jesus speaking of THESE LEAST commandments when he says that the one who breaks one of these least commandment shall be called LEAST in the kingdom of heaven. Then notice that what he is ABOUT to teach his disciples on how their righteousness must EXCEED the righteousness of the Pharisees in order to even be allowed to ENTER INTO the kingdom of God.

Now how is this even POSSIBLE? I mean if the one who does BREAK even one of THESE LEAST commandment is called LEAST IN the kingdom of God, then how is it even possible for that same one who BREAKS one of the LEAST commandment, which cause his or her righteousness NOT the EXCEED the righteousness of the Pharisees be said of him that in NO CASE shall he of she ENTER INTO the kingdom of heaven.  You cannot be called LEAST IN the kingdom and at the same time it be said that you shall in NO CASE ENTER INTO the kingdom of Heaven.

So then, the breaking of THESE LEAST commandment do keep one from inheriting ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come, but rather cause those who do not following these teachings of Jesus to be called LEAST IN the kingdom of heaven. And the ones following these least teachings of God will be called GREAT IN the kingdom of heaven. Thus both the ones who break one or some of these least teachings AND the ones who follows them all receive eternal life in the world to come seeing that their righteousness EXCEEDS to righteousness of the Pharisees, but the ones who do not follow these teaching of Jesus will be called LEAST and the ones who do follow these least teaching of Jesus shall be called GREAT.

You see the disciples of Jesus never understood these word of Jesus to mean that no one jot of tittle of the WHOLE law will ever pass away until heaven and earth itself passes away and therefore Jesus is teaching us to keep ALL the law written in the OLD Testament and ALL the the prophets spoke in the OLD Testament. If they did understand these words of Jesus this way, then they would NOT have DISOBEYED his commandment by teaching AGAINST being circumcised and they would NOT have taught us that the law of Moses is a YOKE of BONDAGE which NONE of the fathers NOR they were able to KEEP. 

Please read Act 15:10 and Galatians 5:1-8.


Acts 15:10.


Now therefore why TEMPT you God, to put a YOKE upon the neck of the disciples, which NEITHER our fathers NOR WE were able to bear?”


Galatians 5:1-8.


Stand FAST therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us FREE, and be NOT entangled again with the YOKE of BONDAGE (which NONE of our fathers nor we we able to bear of keep).

2. Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if you be circumcised, Christ shall profit you NOTHING.

3. For I testify AGAIN to every man that is circumcised (After he has been saved by FAITH in Jesus), that he is a DEBTOR to the WHOLE law. (In the same way if a Christian seeks to keep ANY CEREMONIAL law in order to be receive eternal life in the world to come including keeping the ceremonial law the fourth commandment of keeping the PHYSICAL ceremonial law of the Sabbath rest as the Jews, then they are DEBTORS to keep ALL or the WHOLE the law under the OLD COVENANT written in the OLD Testament, which the disciple of Jesus clearly teach us that NONE of the fathers of the children of Israel were able to keep and neither were any of the disciples of Jesus able to keep them either and Jesus said that in order to even ENTER INTO the kingdom of God our RIGHTEOUSNESS must EXCEED the most RIGHTEOUS person under the OLD COVENANT. Jesus kept ALL the ceremonial law and the MORAL law FOR us so that we could be made the RIGHTEOUSNESS of Jesus himself which EXCEEDS the righteousness of anyone. So again any Christian, who seeks to be justified by any jot or tittle of the CEREMONIAL law under the OLD covenant is a DEBTOR to keep the WHOLE law under the OLD covenant. BECAUSE...)

4. Christ is become of NO EFFECT unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; you are FALLEN from GRACE.

5. For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by FAITH.

6. For IN Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision; but FAITH which works by LOVE.

7. You did run well; who did HINDER you that you should NOT obey the TRUTH?

8. This persuasion comes NOT of him that calls you.”


This persuasion of COMPELLING other Christians to keep or observe a day of the week above every other day of the week or be circumcised, or to follow the dietary laws or to keep the yearly feast days or to keep the monthly new moons is NOT of HIM who calls us.

So then, it not possible for the words of Jesus that not one jot or tittle of the law shall not pass away to mean that the THESE LEAST commandments are speaking of the TEN commandment ONLY shall never pass away. And it is NOT possible that Jesus meant that NONE of the law of God written in the Old testament will pass away either.

Well then what do these word of Jesus mean? Since we KNOW for a CERTAINTY that Jesus fulfilled SOME of the law, then what PART of the law was FULFILLED by Jesus? Most all other Christians, except for Sabbath keeping Christians, agree that Jesus was speaking of the all the CEREMONIAL laws being FULFILLED and that in NO CASE shall ANY of the MORAL laws of righteousness pass away. So then, Jesus meant that not one jot or tittle of the law that REMAINS, speaking of the all the MORAL laws, shall pass away.

So then, for US as Christians, ALL the CEREMONIAL laws INCLUDING the ceremonial law of keeping the WEEKLY Sabbath day as a day of PHYSICAL REST has been FULFILLED in Jesus along with ALL the YEARLY feast day Sabbaths and the MONTHLY new moon festivals. Jesus has become our SPIRITUAL REST to our SOULS giving us REST, peace and assurance that we ARE SAVED and that the PROMISE of eternal abides in us.

Please read 1 John 1:1-13.


Whosoever BELIEVES that Jesus is the Christ is BORN of God (or IS SAVED): and every one that loves him (Almighty God) that begat loves him also (the SON OF God) that is begotten of him.

2. By THIS we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. (Not the TEN commandments but the commandment of Jesus which were given to Jesus by the Father to LOVE one anther even as we love ourselves and thus fulfill and keep ALL the MORAL law of God)

3. For this is the LOVE of God, that we keep his commandments (The commandments to BELIEVE on Jesus as the CHRIST and the SON OF the living God and toe walk in LOVE one toward one another even as we love ourselves.): and his commandments are not grievous.

4. For whatsoever is BORN of God OVERCOMES  the world: and THIS is the VICTORY that OVERCOMES the world, EVEN OUR FAITH.

5. WHO is he that OVERCOMES the world (or let me say this again in case you did not hear, WHO again is he that overcomes the world?), but he that BELIEVES that Jesus is the SON OF God?

6. This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that bears witness, because the Spirit is truth.

7. For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

8. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

9. If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for THIS is the witness of God which he has testified of his SON.

10. He that BELIEVES on the Son of God HAS the WITNESS IN HIMSELF: he that believes not God has made him a liar; because he believes not the record that God gave of his Son.

11. And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and THIS LIFE is IN his Son.

12. He that HAS the SON HAS LIFE; and he that has not the Son of God has not life.

13. These things have I written unto you that BELIEVE on the name of the Son of God (In other words, John is writing to Christians, who ALREADY BELIEVE on Jesus the SON OF God); THAT (or so that) you may KNOW that you HAVE eternal life (abiding in you), AND THAT (or AND SO THAT) you MAY BELIEVE on the name of the Son of God.”


So John is writing to Christians, who ALREADY BELIEVE on the Son of God so that we will KNOW beyond any shadow of a doubt that we HAVE the SURE promise of eternal life abiding is us SO THAT we will CONTINUE to BELIEVE on the Son of God. This is the REST, the SPIRITUAL REST to our souls that we have IN Jesus.

Going back to the previous verse in Matthew were Jesus did indeed FULFILL ALL the CEREMONIAL law of God I want to make it clear to my readers and seekers of the truth that there are three yearly feast days, which Jesus has not fulfilled as yet, but because WE, as Christians, who KNOW their TRUE meaning, we do NOT keep them as the Jews do, because the JEWS do NOT know their true meaning of why they keep them throughout THEIR generations. God gave the weekly Sabbath rest as a SIGN for Israel to understand the REASON of WHY he gave them this SIGN of RESTING.

Lest us read what an early church writers says to one of the reasons of WHY we as Christians do NOT keep the Sabbath as the JEWS.


155 AD Justin Martyr:



"[W]e too would observe the fleshly circumcision, and the Sabbaths, and in short all the feasts, if we did not know for what reason they were enjoined [on] you--namely, on account of your transgressions and the hardness of your heart. . . . [H]ow is it, Trypho, that we would not observe those rites which do not harm us--I speak of fleshly circumcision and Sabbaths and feasts? . . . God enjoined you [Jews] to keep the Sabbath, and impose on you other precepts for a sign, as I have already said, on account of your unrighteousness and that of your fathers" (Dialogue with Trypho the Jew 18, 21).



So then, the problem seems to be that some Christians have not yet come to the knowledge of the truth that all the CEREMONIAL laws written in the Old Testament under the OLD covenant were SHADOWS point to the TRUE, which was to came and when Jesus came he FULFILLED ALL the ceremonial laws of God INCLUDING the ceremonial law of the fourth commandment of God. And even though Jesus has not actually fulfilled physically the last three YEARLY Sabbath feast days we, as Christians, KNOW the TRUE meaning of ALL the feast days and the weekly Sabbath and therefore we do NOT keep them as the JEWS who do NOT know their true SPIRITUAL meaning point to Jesus as their Savior.

Therefore trying to COMBINE the OLD covenant with the NEW covenant has brought much CONFUSION to some Christians.

The best advice I have heard from others is to STAY in the NEW Testament and obey the commandments of Jesus.

Please read Matthew 22:40.


On these TWO COMMANDMENTS hang ALL the law AND the prophets.”


WHAT TWO commandments? And also please notice that Jesus himself said TWO commandments and NOT the TEN commandments.

Please read Matthew 22:36-40.


Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,

36. Master, which is the great commandment in the LAW? (Here we can safely assume that the law here is indeed referring to ONLY the TEN commandments and NOT the whole law of Moses. In other words, he is asking Jesus which is the greatest commandment of the TEN commandments)

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.”



First notice that Jesus did NOT repeat ALL TEN commandment, but rather summed up ALL TEN commandment into TWO commandments. Also notice that the SECOND commandment in the TEN commandments is NOT to love one another as you love yourself. In fact NONE of the TEN commandment are stated in this manner.

Now please notice that Jesus is saying that it is NOT just all the TEN commandments but ALSO ALL what the prophets taught as well hang on these TWO commandments given to us as Christians to keep under the NEW COVENANT.

Now I have heard some Sabbath keeping Christians try and twist this true meaning of ALL the law of God being FULFILLED or kept by loving one another as ourselves to mean that the TEN commandments and the prophets HANG ON these two commandments of Jesus. In other words, some Sabbath keeping Christians dogmatically demand that HANG ON these two commandments means without fail that the ten commandments are to be INCLUDED or ADDED to the two commandments of Jesus.

But when we COMPARE scripture with scripture we see that the Apostle and disciples of Jesus understood these words of Jesus CORRECT and taught these same words of Jesus to US as Christians. Please read Romans 13:8-10.


Owe no man any thing, but to LOVE one another: FOR (or BECAUSE) he that LOVES another has FULFILLED the LAW. (Then leaving no doubt as to the law here meaning the TEN commandments the word of truth continues to say...)

9. For this, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, You shall not covet; and if there be ANY OTHER commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, You shall LOVE your neighbor as yourself.

10 . LOVE works NO ill to his neighbor: THEREFORE LOVE is the FULFILLING of the LAW.”



In other words, LOVING one another as our self IS the FULFILLING of ALL of the TEN COMMANDMENTS, the LAW of God. When one came running up to Jesus and asked Jesus very specifically the question; What must I do to inherit ETERNAL LIFE?, then Jesus answered his very specific question by quoting ONLY the SIX MORAL laws of the TEN commandments. Now IF SO BE that Christians, MUST without fail keep the Sabbath day of rest as the Jews in order to RECEIVE ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come as Sabbath keeping Christians dogmatically demand, then Jesus failed to teach us the TRUTH on this matter, because Jesus himself made absolutely NO mention of resting on the seventh day of the week in order to receive eternal life in the world to come, when he was SPECIFICALLY asked by this lawyer as to WHAT he MUST do in order to receive ETERNAL LIFE.


Please read Mark 10:19.


You know the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honor your father and mother.”


Jesus SPECIFICALLY lists ONLY the SIX MORAL commandments and again makes NO mention of keeping the fourth commandment in any ways shape of form. Not only do these word of Jesus NOT teach us t. keep the fourth commandment, but NOWHERE in the NEW Testament under the NEW COVENANT are WE, as Christians, ever taught to KEEP the fourth commandment of keeping the Sabbath day of REST as the Jews, or in any manner, shape, or form. 

But we are taught over and over that we must keep ALL the MORAL commandments of God even the MORAL commandments of God that are NOT listed in the TEN commandments, but ARE listed in the NEW Testament under the NEW covenant.

Also we are clearly taught in the NEW Testament under the NEW COVENANT to NOT let any man JUDGE us for NOT keeping the WEEKLY SABBATH days. 

Please read Colossians 2:16 from several different translations.


Here is Colossians 2:16 from Gods Word translation.


THEREFORE, let no one judge you because of what you eat or drink or about the observance of ANNUAL holy days, New Moon Festivals (the MONTHLY days of observance), or WEEKLY worship days.”


Here is Colossians 2:16 from the New Living translation.


So don’t let anyone condemn you for what you eat or drink, or for NOT celebrating certain holy days (the YEARLY feast day Sabbaths) or new moon ceremonies (the MONTHLY festivals) or Sabbaths (the WEEKLY Sabbath days).”


Here is Colossians 2:16 from the Weymouth translation.


Therefore suffer no one to sit in JUDGEMENT on you as to eating or drinking or with regard to a festival, a new moon or a sabbath.”


Please notice that FOUR things are listed that we are NOT to let ANYONE judge us for NOT keeping as the JEWS.

These FOUR things are:


#1. DIET, what we eat, or for NOT keeping the DIETARY laws under the OLD COVENANT.


#2. Feast days, speaking of NOT keeping the YEARLY SABBATHS feast days.


#3. The new moons or for NOT observing the MONTHLY festivals.


#4. SABBATH days, which are the WEEKLY Sabbaths that we are not to let any man condemn us for NOT keeping by resting from all work on the SEVENTH day of the week. 



WHY do I say that number 4 speaking of the WEEKLY Sabbaths and not some OTHER Sabbath days? Because the YEARLY Sabbaths and the MONTHLY festivals of obligation are already mentioned in #2, and #3 of the FOUR DIFFERENT things listed. So it makes no logical sense to list FOUR things and then INTERPRET the fourth thing to be the same thing as the second thing.

In other words, it makes no logical sense to list four different things where one is concerning food and the other three things are concerning the keeping of DAYS or the esteeming of one days above another day, where we KNOW beyond any shadow of a doubt that Israel was given YEARLY feast days, MONTHLY new moon days, AND WEEKLY Sabbath days, which are three DIFFERENT things. 

But Sabbatarians dogmatically demand that the feast days and the Sabbath days are ONE and the same days as thus make only TWO days of obligation, the YEARLY Sabbaths and the MONTHLY new moon festivals.

So WHERE did the WEEKLY Sabbath days go using THEIR INTERPRETATION of Colosians 2:16,17?


You see dear child of God, when these three Sabbaths or holy days are listed in the Old Testament, no one ever tries to explain away that the Sabbath days, which clearly mean the WEEKLY Sabbath days by dogmatically demanding that the Sabbath days are the yearly and monthly Sabbaths and that they do NOT mean the WEEKLY Sabbath. But rather all Christians, even Sabbath keeping Christians, AGREE that when the Sabbath days listed with the feast days and the new moons in the OLD Testament, then the Sabbath days are clearly understood to mean without fail the WEEKLY Sabbaths.

Please read the following Old Testament verses.


1 Chronicles 23:31

And to offer all burnt sacrifices unto the LORD in the Sabbaths,(WEEKLY Sabbaths) in the new moons,(MONTHLY festival days) and on the set feasts,(the YEARLY feast day Sabbaths) by number, according to the order commanded unto them, continually before the LORD:”


2 Chronicles 2:4


Behold, I build an house to the name of the LORD my God, to dedicate it to him, and to burn before him sweet incense, and for the continual showbread, and for the burnt offerings morning and evening, on the Sabbaths,(the WEEKLY Sabbath days) and on the new moons (the MONTHLY festival days), and on the solemn feasts (the YEARLY feast days) of the LORD our God. This is an ordinance for ever to ISRAEL.”


2 Chronicles 8:13


Even after a certain rate every day, offering according to the commandment of Moses, on the Sabbaths (the WEEKLY Sabbath days), and on the new moons (the MONTHLY festival days), and on the solemn feasts (the YEARLY feast days), three times in the YEAR, even in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles.”


2 Chronicles 31:3


He appointed also the king's portion of his substance for the burnt offerings, to wit, for the morning and evening burnt offerings, and the burnt offerings for the Sabbaths (the WEEKLY Sabbath days), and for the new moons (the MONTHLY festival days), and for the set feasts (the YEARLY feast days), as it is written in the law of the LORD.”


Nehemiah 10:33


For the showbread, and for the continual meat offering, and for the continual burnt offering, of the Sabbaths (the WEEKLY Sabbath days), of the new moons (the MONTHLY festival days), for the set feasts (the YEARLY feast days), and for the holy things, and for the sin offerings to make an atonement for Israel, and for all the work of the house of our God.”


Ezekiel 45:17


And it shall be the prince's part to give burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and drink offerings, in the feasts (the three YEARLY feast days), and in the new moons (the MONTHLY festival days), and in the Sabbaths (the WEEKLY Sabbath days), in all solemnities of the house of Israel: he shall prepare the sin offering, and the meat offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings, to make reconciliation for the house of Israel.”



So then, why do Sabbath keeping Christians INTERPRET these THREE DIFFERENT groups of holy DAYS listed together in Colosians 2:16,17 as just TWO groups of days of obligation, the YEARLY feast day Sabbaths and the MONTHLY new moons by combining the WEEKLY Sabbaths with the YEARLY Sabbaths DENYING that there are THREE DIFFERENT groups of of holy days given to the children of Israel to keep claiming by their own personal interpretation that the WEEKLY Sabbaths are the YEARLY Sabbaths, when the YEARLY feast days were ALREADY listed?

In other words, the WHY that Sabbath keeping Christians MUST deny that the Sabbaths listed in Colossians 2:16 are the WEEKLY Sabbath days is BECAUSE if the AGREE that the Sabbath days listed in all these verses are indeed speaking of the WEEKLY Sabbath days, then their whole dogmatic doctrine of keeping the SEVENTH DAY WEEKLY Sabbath is exposed as a FALSE teaching.


Now the New testament church was plagued by Judanizing Christians COMPELLING the Gentile Christians to keep ALL the LAW of Moses, the DIETARY laws, the law of circumcision and the KEEPING of holy DAYS.

So then again, WHAT days where the children of Israel commanded to keep though THEIR generations?

We ALL agree that the three YEARLY feast days were commanded to be kept by the children of ISRAEL throughout THEIR.

We ALL agree that the MONTHLY new moon festivals were kept by the children of ISRAEL throughout THEIR generations.

We ALL agree that the WEEKLY Sabbath days were commanded to be kept by the children of ISRAEL throughout THEIR generations.

There were NO DAILY holy days to be kept EVERY day of the week so ALL three groups of holy days of obligation are listed in Colossians 2:16 just as they are listed as THREE DIFFERENT groups of holy days to be kept in the OLD Testament where most every Christians AGREES that the Sabbath group of holy days always referred to the WEEKLY Sabbath days and NOT the yearly Sabbath days.

But when we get into the NEW Testament under the NEW COVENANT where we are CLEARLY and PLAINLY taught in SIMPLICITY for us a Christians to NOT let any man condemn us for NOT KEEPING the YEARLY feast days, the MONTHLY new moon festivals AND the WEEKLY Sabbaths, then the Sabbath keeping Christians dogmatically demand that Sabbath days do NOT speak of the WEEKLY Sabbath, and must refer to the YEARLY Sabbaths, which again are ALREADY listed. So then, WHO are the ones TWISTING the Scriptures here making them say what they NEED them to say?


Now if I am the one twisting the scriptures, then WHY did Paul even bother to teach us NOT to fuss or argue over keeping or esteeming one day above another along with teaching us NOT to fuss or ague over EATING and NOT eating? Keep in mind that in Colossians 2:16 FOUR things are listed specifically and in these FOUR things are TWO things, which are EATING and DAYS. This is exactly what we see in Romans chapter 14 as well. We see EATING and DAYS being taught to us as what WE as Christians must do and not do.

Please read Romans 14:1-23.


Him that is weak in the faith receive you, but NOT to doubtful disputations. (This means those strong in faith, who do NOT esteem any day above any other day of the week, month or year should RECEIVE those who are weak in faith, who do esteem a day above another day, BUT NOT disputing over the matter, as in, accepting their weak faith as being the truth to cause you to become weak as them to be brought under the yoke of bondage of keeping a day in order to be saved or keeping a day in order to receive eternal life in the world to come.)

2. For (or because) one believes that he may eat ALL things: another, who is WEAK, eats herbs.

3. Let NOT him that eats (ALL things meant for food) despise him that eats not; and let NOT him which eats NOT JUDGE him that eats (In other words him or her who keeps all the dietary laws of the OLD covenant let them NOT JUDGE any Christians who does NOT KEEP the dietary laws written in the Old Testament under the OLD covenant): FOR (or because) God has received him.

4. Who are YOU that judges another man's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Yea, he shall be held up: for God is able to make him stand. (In other words, God will make the strong in faith stand or receive the end of our salvation, eternal life in the world to come. This is the food part #1. of the FOUR different things listed in Colossians 2:16. Now Paul speaks on the remaining three parts of the groups of DAYS that Israel was command to keep throughout their generations by showing that SOME esteem a certain DAY above other days. In other words, one may esteem a certain day of days of the YEAR above all other days of the YEAR. One may esteem a certain day of the MONTH above all other days of the MONTH. And one may esteem a certain day of the WEEK above all other days of the week.)

5. One man esteems one day ABOVE another (each YEARLY feast DAY is esteem ABOVE other days of the year. Each MONTHLY festival DAY is esteem ABOVE other days of the month AND each SEVENTH day of the week is esteemed by SOME Christians to be ABOVE every other day of the week): another esteems every day alike.(meaning that to many Christians esteem every day of the year, month and week all the same where NO day is esteemed above any other day) Let every man be fully persuaded in his OWN mind. (In other words dear child of God OBEY these words of the NEW Testament, and do NOT try and force or compel YOUR PERSUASION on other Christians where this means BOTH ways. The weak in faith should not JUDGE the strong in faith, who do NOT esteem any day above another as a MUST be kept day. And the strong in faith should receive the weak in faith and allow God to teach them being patient knowing that God is ABLE to make them stand as well as to make you stand.)

6. He that regards the day, regards it unto the Lord; and he that regards not the day, to the Lord he does not regard it. He that eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he that eats not, to the Lord he eats not, and gives God thanks. (In other words, you eat what YOU are fully persuaded in your OWN mind to eat and give grace to others to eat what they KNOW that they are FREE to eat.)

7. For none of us lives to himself, and no man dies to himself.

8. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. (in other words, FOOD profits nothing in the matter of receiving eternal life in the world to come and the keeping of DAYS profits nothing in the matter of receiving eternal life in the world to come.)

9. For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.

10. But why do you JUDGE your brother? Or why do you set at nought your brother? (set at nought means to consider your brothers or sisters in the Lord as NOTHING, as in, they are not even saved just because they do not believe the exact same way that you do in the matter of what the EAT or do NOT EAT and on the matter of KEEPING DAYS or NOT keeping days above other days. Set at nought also means to cause to fall away or sin. If you COMPEL someone to do something they have DOUBTS about doing, then YOU cause them to SIN for anything NOT of FAITH is sin. So do NOT JUDGE one another) For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

11. For it is written, As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

12. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

13. Let us NOT therefore JUDGE one another ANY MORE: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.

14. I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is NOTHING unclean of itself (which by the CONTEXT we must assume that nothing here means NO kind of food is unclean of itself. Paul teaches us in another place that we are free to even eat meat sacrificed to idols): but to him that esteems any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean. (SOME Sabbath keeping Christians esteem worshiping God on SUNDAY a SIN and even the taking of the MARK of the beast so the THEM Sunday is an UNCLEAN day to worship God upon and we who are strong in faith should not force or compel the weak in faith to do what THEY are fully persuaded in their OWN minds is sin or unclean. So give them grace and allow God to teach them by your STRONG FIRM faith, God's word and his Holy Spirit. And the same is true with DIET. We know that we are free to eat ANY kind of meat and even meat offered to idol, but we must not use our liberty in Jesus Christ to cause those who are fully persuaded in their OWN minds to follow all the dietary laws written in the Old Testament for Israel to follow under the OLD COVENANT.)

15. But if your brother be grieved with your meat, now walk you not charitably. Destroy not him with you meat, for whom Christ died. (Again we are NOT to try and FORCE our freedom to eat all kinds of meat upon the weak in faith and allow God to teach them being patient. When you are invited to their house eat what they serve you and when you invite them to your house and you KNOW that they do NOT eat pork, then you FAST from eating pork that meal. This is NOT being a hypocrite for they KNOW that you do indeed eat pork, but rather it is being RESPECTFUL to their belief. You, who are strong in faith are not sinning by what you eat or do not eat. But to the one who is fully persuaded in their OWN mind to NOT eat pork and they eat pork to show respect for you, then they are sinning, because they are fully persuaded in their OWN minds that it is a SIN to eat pork.)

16. Let not then your good be evil spoken of:

17. For the kingdom of God is NOT meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

18. For he that in these things serves Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men. (In other words, our focus should be on living Godly righteous lives, having peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, which are thing things acceptable to God. To say this another way, it is NOT acceptable to God to fuss and argue over what we should eat or not eat, and it is NOT acceptable to God to JUDGE a brother or sister in the Lord for NOT esteeming ANY day above another day. And the STRONG in faith are instructed to NOT ALLOW this JUDGING of others to bring condemnation upon you. You cannot STOP anyone from JUDGING you, but you can stop the condemnation that they are trying to force on you. And this is WHY I write these studies in God's word to help those, who are STRUGGLING in their faith. I do NOT go around trying the straighten every one out to believe exactly as I believe. But rather I simply share with my reader, who God leads to AMatterOfTruth.com, what God has shown to me that brings me PEACE and REST in Jesus ASSURING me that I am living a life PLEASING to God and his Son Jesus free of all condemnation brought about by the false teachings of man.)

19. Let us therefore follow after the things which make for PEACE, and things wherewith one may EDIFY another. (One of the meanings of following things that make for peace can mean to follow what brings YOU peace in your OWN mind, but also can mean to NOT fuss and argue over these things. One of the meanings of edify is to charge up like a battery, to energize and build up their faith. Telling someone that they are not good enough is NOT edifying that person and many Sabbath keepers look down on anyone, who does not keep the Sabbath day as them or who do not follow all the dietary laws under the old covenant as them. So keep peace and edify one another.)

20. For (or because) meat destroys NOT the work of God. All things indeed are PURE; but it is evil for that man who eats with offence. (In other words, those who are strong in faith should NOT take pork and purposely walk up to Sabbath keeping Christians, who do NOT eat pork and boast of your liberty eating pork right in front of their face.)

21. It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby your brother stumbles, or is offended, or is made weak. (Again show some respect to your fellow brother and sister in the Lord even when they consider you to be an unsaved heathen just because you eat pork and you do NOT keep the Sabbath day of rest or any of the feast days.)

22. Have you FAITH? Have it to yourself before God. Happy is he that condemns NOT himself in that thing which he allows. (The having our faith to our self before God again means that we are not to BOAST of our liberty to those, who are weak in faith and not that we should HIDE of faith keeping it a SECRET. We should let our light SHINE and NOT be ashamed to follow what God himself has shown us to follow.)

23. And he that DOUBTS is damned if he EAT, because he eats NOT of FAITH: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.”


This means to WAIT until you are FULLY PERSUADED by God's WORD and his Holy Spirit in your OWN mind before you eat pork and before you stop keeping the Sabbath day.

This is why I always point all my readers to the WORD of God so that they can see the truth for THEMSELVES directly from God's word. Meditate on God's word day and night or over and over in your mind. Prayerfully consider what I teach but ALWAYS search the word of God on your OWN allowing the Holy Spirit himself to teach you HIS truth.


Here is an interesting verse to me, which some skim right over. Jesus is teaching us to keep HIS commandments and if we do then we shall abide or remain in his LOVE even as HE kept his God and Father's commandment to abide and remain in his Father's LOVE.

Please read John 15:10


If you keep MY commandments, (then) you shall abide in MY love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in HIS love.”


Remember that Jesus is the ONLY man, who lived his WHOLE life keeping ALL the Father' WILL without SIN even to suffer and die on the cross as an INNOCENT man not worthy of death FOR US to redeem mankind back to God so that WHOSOEVER of ANY person in the entire world, who BELIEVES on the NAME of Jesus as being the Christ, the anointed of God, the SON OF the living God, shall be saved.

Also Remember that Jesus gave us, who believe, a NEW COMMANDMENT to LOVE one another even as he has loved us. And Jesus also said that on TWO commandments hang ALL the law of God, which are to love God with every fiber of our being and to love one another even as we love ourselves. We have already covered those verses so I will not quote them again here. I believe you can now see that Jesus kept ALL of God's law FOR us and now we, who believe MUST KEEP the NEW commandments OF Jesus.


Now here is another interesting verse to me where Jesus gives his disciples MORE COMMANDMENTS to follow AFTER Jesus had ascended into heaven on the mount of Olive, and Jesus gave these INSTRUCTIONS or TEACHINGS through the Holy Spirit.

Please read Acts 1:2.


Until the day in which he was TAKEN UP (or Jesus taught his disciple is person until the day Jesus ascended into heaven), AFTER THAT he (Jesus) THROUGH the Holy Ghost had given commandments (or instructions or teachings) unto the apostles whom he had chosen:”


This shows us that the disciples of Jesus were STILL YET LEARNING AFTER Jesus ascended into heaven. And this explains WHY Peter still yet would NOT eat anything unclean, UNTIL he was taught by the Holy Spirit in a vision that God had CLEANSED ALL things and we as Christians are no longer to call unclean what God himself has CLEANSED. The early church was STILL YET LEARNING from Jesus THROUGH the Holy Spirit leading and guiding them into all truth.

Now we today are still yet learning, but the Holy Spirit will NOT lead us BEYOND what is ALREADY written in the Holy Bible, but rather he REVEALS the hidden meanings in verse written in the Bible. And these revelations given by the Holy Spirit will NOT contradict any other part of God's word. So then, any INTERPRETATION that one feels was given to them by the Holy Spirit MUST AGREE with the REST of God's word. And if an interpretations does NOT agree with the WHOLE word of God, then that interpretation is NOT OF the Holy Spirit.


Now let us take a close look at another passage of scripture where we are taught in the NEW Testament under the NEW covenant that God has abolished some things under the OLD covenant, which we as Christians do not have to keep as the children of Israel were commanded to keep throughout their generations.

Please read Ephesians 2:8-18.


For by GRACE ARE you saved through FAITH; and that NOT OF yourselves: it is the gift of God:

9. NOT of WORKS, lest any man should boast. (So then, first notice that we ARE saved and not going to be saved. Then notice that we are saved by the GRACE of God who gave his Son of die for our sins WHILE we were YET sinners.Then notice that it is by FAITH in Jesus that we ARE saved and NOT by ANY WORKS whatsoever that we have done. We ONLY BELIEVED that we received God free GIFT of so great a salvation and God did the rest. But WHY?)

10. FOR (or BECAUSE) we are HIS workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them. (God was tired of all the BOASTING and men comparing themselves with others as the standard by which they measured their righteousness. Also I want you to notice that we are a NEW CREATION of God, a NEW creature created IN Jesus the anointed of God for a REASON and that reason is to DO GOOD WORKS. This means we are made NEW creatures IN Jesus to OBEY the commandments, words, and teachings of Jesus, which are to obey all the MORAL laws whereby not one single MORAL law is broken, when we ABIDE or REMAIN in LOVING one another even as we love ourselves. Created to do GOOD WORKS also means to do GOOD DEEDS going above and beyond that call of duty so to speak, which are the least commandments that we should do but are not commanded as in order to do to receive eternal life in the world to come.)

11. Wherefore remember, that you being in time past GENTILES in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; (This is important that you understand that it is GENTILES, who have believed on Jesus, that are the ones being spoken to here by Jewish Christians or Jews, who became Christians. In other words, it is NOT JEWS in the JEWISH RELIGION, who are teaching the Gentile Christians here. I mean this should be very obvious already, but as you will see in a moment some Christians INTERPRET the verses below to wrongly mean that Gentiles become JEWS, when they become Christians.)

12. That at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: (BEFORE the NEW COVENANT the only people of God were the children of Israel. No GENTILES in the OLD Testament were in COVENANT with God to be blesses by his promises given ONLY to the children of Israel in days of OLD)

13. But NOW IN Christ Jesus you (Gentiles) who sometimes were far off are made nigh BY the blood of Christ.(and NOT made high to God by keeping the OLD COVENANT made between God and the children of ISRAEL for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations)

14. For HE (speaking of God's SON Jesus) is OUR PEACE (or Jesus is OUR REST that we are in the NEW COVENANT with God NOT through any WORKS, but THROUGH his SON Jesus), who has made BOTH one (WHAT BOTH? Or WHO is the BOTH here? The both who are made ONE NEW creation of God is speaking of the Jews and the Gentile being made to become ONE NEW creation IN Jesus Christ, and NOT that Gentiles BECOME a JEW when they are saved), and has broken down the middle wall of partition between us; (WHAT was the middle wall separating the Jews from the Gentiles? Was it the MORAL laws of God? NO! For even the Gentiles, who obeyed their God given CONSCIOUS kept the MORAL law of God. So then, what separated the JEWS from the GENTILES was the OLD COVENANT wherein the JEWS were given many things to keep and by keeping those things they were BLESSED ABOVE the Gentiles. NOT ONE single CEREMONIAL law was, nor is ever given to ANY Gentile either BEFORE the cross NOR AFTER the cross INCLUDING the ceremonial law of keeping the SEVENTH day Sabbath days.)

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, so making PEACE (or giving REST to BOTH the JEWS and to the GENTILES, who are made NEW creatures IN Jesus the anointed of God);

16. And that he might reconcile BOTH unto God in one body BY the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:(or having nailed the law contained in ordinances to the cross taking all those laws which neither the fathers of Israel nor the disciples of Jesus were able to keep. And thereby giving us REST and PEACE with God knowing that we are SAVED or ACCEPTED of God by FAITH in his SON Jesus.)

17. And came and preached PEACE to you which were afar off, AND to them that were nigh.

18. For through him we BOTH have access by one Spirit unto the Father.”


One of the meanings of the word translated as peace here means REST. Now some Sabbath keeping Christians AGREE that EVERYTHING under the OLD COVENANT contained in ORDINANCES is indeed NAILED to the cross and taken out of the way and therefore they AGREE that we as Christians are NOT to keep all the DIETARY laws, and we are NOT to keep all the YEARLY feast days, and we are NOT to keep any of the MONTHLY new moon festivals, which they AGREE are the law of God CONTAINED in ORDINANCES.

But then they dogmatically demand that the WEEKLY Sabbath days are NOT contained in ORDINANCES and therefore Christians MUST without fail keep the SEVENTH day Sabbath rest in order to receive ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come.

And then they quote Revelation 22:14,15.


Blessed are they that DO his commandments (WHY or HOW are only those who DO his commandment blessed?), THAT (or so that) THEY (only those who DO his commandments) may have RIGHT to the TREE of LIFE (or may have the RIGHT to receive ETERNAL LIFE), and may enter in through the gates into the city.

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


Sabbath keeping Christians interpret the commandments here as being the TEN commandments and therefore ALL Christians who do NOT KEEP the FOURTH commandment in the same manner or way that THEY dogmatically demand, then those Christians will NOT be given the RIGHT to eat from the tree of ETERNAL LIFE and be cast into outer darkness along with murderers, adulterers, and idol worshipers, saying the WE, who do not keep the fourth commandment giving to the children of Israel under the OLD covenant are MAKING a LIE that Jesus has become our REST the same as Jesus has become our circumcision and our Passover Lamb.

Sabbath keeping Christians demand that the HIS commandments are speaking of Almighty God's TEN commandments and NOT the commandments of Jesus, because Jesus is speaking in the first person and he would have said MY commandments if he meant his OWN commandments.

Well on the surface that seems to be a pretty good argument when this verse in Revelation is viewed alone and apart from the rest of God's word. But when we compare scripture with scripture as we have already done in this in depth study of God's word we learn that the commandments of Jesus ARE the commandment of Almighty God and NOT his OWN commandments. The WILL of Almighty God the Father is to BELIEVE on the WORDS of his SON Jesus and HEAR HIS WORDS.

Sabbath keepers dogmatically demand that God gave the TEN commandment as an ETERNAL COVENANT. And therefore Christians MUST without fail KEEP the FOURTH commandment lest they be SINNING.

Again we have already learned that the Hebrew word OLAM by the context means for a LONG TIME and not for eternity. The very words throughout their GENERATIONS should tell anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear that generations come to and END and there will not be any generations after the thousand year reign of Jesus.

Also when we NON Sabbath keeping Christians show them very clearly that God made this COVENANT between him and the children of ISRAEL for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations, they accuse US of MAKING a LIE.

But in truth it is the Sabbath keeping Christians who are making a lie by dogmatically demanding that God gave the keeping of the Sabbath day of rest to ALL of mankind by giving it to Adam and Eve in the Garden.

And when we show them a very SIMPLE verse that needs absolutely NO interpretation which clearly and plainly teaches us in SIMPLICITY that God did NOT given this covenant with any of the FATHER'S of Israel, but rather gave it to the CHILDREN of Israel for the very FIRST time on mount Horeb, then they have no answer to the LIE that THEY have made trying to prove that Christians must without fail keep the fourth commandment as the Jews in order to receive eternal life in the world to come.

Please read again Deuteronomy 5:1-3 to refresh your memory.


And Moses called all ISRAEL(And NOT that Moses called ALL of MANKIND, but rather the word of TRUTH plainly states that Moses called all of ISRAEL) and said unto THEM, Hear, O ISRAEL, the statutes and judgments which I speak in YOUR ears THIS day, that you may LEARN them, and keep, and do them. (Here we clearly see that there was a time when NONE of Israel were ever commanded, instructed, taught or even suggested to keep the Sabbath day, the seventh day of the week. We see from this passage of scripture that the keeping of the Sabbath day was given only to the children of ISRAEL upon a certain day in time at a certain place called mount Horeb or mount Sinai. Also we know and understand from the New Testament that the law of God was ADDED, because of transgression. And that the law was ADDED only for a TIME, until the PROMISE of the SEED came. We will go deeper in God's word further on in this study, but for now I just want to point out some very basic FACTS plainly stated in God's word of TRUTH that do NOT need to be INTERPRETED to know and understand what they mean. In other words, the word of TRUTH states as FACT with NO interpretation needed that God gave the Sabbath day to the CHILDREN of ISRAEL for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations as a SIGN that THEY were in COVENANT relationship which God made with THEM. for the very FIRST time, which God had NOT made with any of the FATHER'S of the children of Israel before this time on mount Horeb. And that he had NOT made with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob of ANY of mankind BEFORE this time when God made this covenant with the children of ISRAEL for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations.)

2. The LORD our God made a covenant with US in Horeb.

3. The LORD made NOT THIS COVENANT with our fathers, BUT with US, even US, who are all of US here ALIVE THIS day(How can it get any clearer than this dear child of God? God is specifically stating as fact with absolutely NO interpretation needed for anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear that THIS COVENANT of observing the Sabbath as a SIGN of keeping THIS COVENANT was made between God and the children of ISRAEL, who were ALIVE and HEARD the voice of God in mount Sinai or mount Horeb from out of the midst of fire, and that the Sabbath of resting on the SEVENTH day was NOT made with the FATHERS of Israel, whom we know to be Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. So this one verse alone should prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that God did NOT command, instruct, teach, or even suggest to Adam or any other human being to REST on the SEVENTH day of the week BEFORE this TIME, when God made this COVENANT with the children of ISRAEL ALONE in the TIME of MOSES.)


So AGAIN God promise to make a NEW covenant with Israel that would NOT be ACCORDING to this OLD covenant. As I have already clearly shown the WORDS OF the COVENANT ARE the TEN commandments. So then, when God made a NEW COVENANT he also gave us NEW WORDS of the NEW covenant, which are TWO commandments and NOT TEN commandments. Again we already covered those specific verses so now let us dig a little deep to see if we can find anywhere in the NEW Testament under the NEW COVENANT that WE, as Christians, are taught to keep ANY DAY of the week above another day as a MUST or as a COMMANDMENT in order to receive ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come.

I say ANY day, because SOME church denominations dogmatically demand that Christians MUST go to church on Sunday and REST on Sunday or they are SINNING.

Now every Sabbath keeping Christians KNOWS full well that no where in the entire Bible is anyone every taught to REST on SUNDAY, but some non Sabbath keeping Christians insist that Christians MUST NOT WORK on SUNDAY lest they sin.

Let us begin by taking a close look at ALL the verses where the word “Sabbath” is found.

Some Sabbath keepers use the argument that the word Sabbath is found FIFTY NINE TIMES in the NEW Testament so how can that Sabbath day NOT be important?



Actually my concordance says SIXTY times, but when I counted them myself I found 59 times as well. So yes this is true, but all it proves is that the word “Sabbath” was mentioned 59 times in the NEW Testament. But this fact of the WORD “Sabbath” being mentioned 59 times in the NEW Testament does NOT prove that Christians KEPT the Sabbath days as the Jews.

The controversy in question is MUST CHRISTIANS or the CHURCH keep the Sabbath day as the Jews. There is no arguments between Christians that the JEWS kept the Sabbath day on the SEVENTH day of the week being under the OLD covenant. The truth of the matter is that the disciples went into the Synagogues where the JEWS were keeping the Sabbath so that they could PREACH the gospel of Jesus TO the JEWS.

Now if you study this out for yourself you will find that the word “Sabbath” is found 10 times in the gospel of Matthew, 11 times in the gospel of Mark, 18 times in the gospel of Luke, 10 times in the gospel of John, 9 times in the book of Acts, and ONLY ONE SINGLE time AFTER the book of Acts is the word “Sabbath” EVER mentioned again in the ENTIRE New Testament EXCEPT for the ONE time in Colossians 2:16,17

So then, in truth we cannot really count the number of times the word “Sabbath” is used in the four gospels, because the “CHURCH” age did not yet actually begin until the day of Pentecost, which by the way was the FIRST day of the week. So therefore those 49 times are still under the OLD covenant.

This now leaves us with only 10 times that the word “Sabbath” is found in the CHURCH age; NINE times being in the book of Acts and only ONE other time in the entire NEW Testament being in Colossians 2:16.

So NO dear child of God the NUMBER of times the word “Sabbath” is found in the NEW Testament does NOT prove that the CHURCH was taught to KEEP the Sabbath day as the Jews.

Now you should KNOW and UNDERSTAND that the ONE SINGLE time the word “Sabbath” is found AFTER the book of Acts does indeed PROVE to those, who are truly seeking the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God, that we, as Christians, are NOT to let any man JUDGE us for NOT keeping the Sabbaths, ANY of the Sabbaths, weekly or yearly.

Please read Colossians 2:8-17, which is the ONE and ONLY time that ANY of the Apostles of Jesus ever used the word “SABBATON” or “Sabbath” AFTER the book of Acts. The Greek word “Sabbaton” can mean Sabbath or Sabbaths either singular or plural.

In other words, AFTER the book of Acts the word “Sabbath” is found only ONE SINGLE time in the REST of the NEW Testament. And in this ONE time AFTER the church had GROWN in knowledge and understanding through the teaching of the HOLY SPIRIT Paul makes it blatantly clear that we, as Christians, are NOT to keep the Sabbath days neither the weekly Sabbath days nor the yearly Sabbath days, NOR any of the dietary laws nor any of the new moon feast days as the Jews. Now after we read this passage of scripture we will take a close look at the 9 times the word “Sabbath” is found in the book of Acts.

Colossians 2:8-17



BEWARE lest any man spoil you through philosophy and VAIN DECEIT, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and NOT after Christ.

9. For in him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.

10. And you are COMPLETE IN HIM, which is the head of all principality and power:

11. IN WHOM ALSO you are CIRCUMCISED with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh BY the circumcision OF Christ:(These two verses mean that we are COMPLETE, being IN Jesus, meaning that not only has Jesus become our CIRCUMCISION, Jesus has ALSO become our SABBATH REST as well as becoming our PASSOVER and ALL the Sabbaths and every part of the CEREMONIAL law of God, because we are...)

12. Buried with him in baptism, wherein also you are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who has raised him from the dead.

13. And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, has he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;

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;

15. And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it. (the accusers of God's people. Please read the study “UNDERSTANDING WHY?)

16. Let NO MAN (Jew, Christian or Jewish Christian) THEREFORE (or for this very REASON of ALL the CEREMONIAL laws being taken OUT of our way being NAILED to the CROSS of Jesus let NO man) JUDGE you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the SABBATH days:

17. Which are a SHADOW of things to come; but the body is of Christ.”



In other words, dear child of God do NOT be brought under conviction by ANY MAN, who is compelling you to KEEP ANY Jewish DIETARY law, any Jewish FEAST day, any Jewish new moon festival or ANY of the SABBATH DAYS whether they are the WEEKLY Seventh day Sabbath, or they are a yearly high Sabbath days or any other Sabbath festival day for they ALL are a SHADOW pointing to the TRUE.

Jesus is our true PASSOVER lamb.

Jesus is our true CIRCUMCISION.

Jesus is our true SABBATH of REST.

And ALL manner of MEAT has been CLEANSED by Almighty God HIMSELF and we as Christians are NOT to call anything or anyone that God has CLEANSED as being UNCLEAN.



Now let us take a closer look at the remaining NINE times the word “Sabbath” is found in the NEW Testament, which are in the books of Acts to see if ANY of these nine times clearly and plainly TEACH us that we as Christians MUST without fail KEEP the Sabbath day as the JEWS in order to be saved. But before we take a look at these nine verses in the book of Acts, which Sabbath churches CLAIM teach us that the early church KEPT the Sabbath day, let us take a CLOSE look at the END of the book of Acts to see what happens.

Please read in the LAST chapter of the books of Acts the LAST 8 verses found in Acts 28:24-31.



And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.

25. And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken ONE word, Well spoke the Holy Ghost by Esaias (Isaiah) the prophet unto our fathers,

26. Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing you shall see, and not perceive:

27. For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

28. Be it KNOWN therefore unto YOU (speaking to the UNBELIEVING Jews), that the salvation of God is sent unto the GENTILES, and that they will hear it. (THIS POINT in TIME in the history of the CHURCH was the TURNING point where we can CLEARLY see that the CHURCH no longer went into the synagogues on the Sabbath day to preach the gospel. You can see in the following three verses that Paul preached to all who came to HIM, but from this point on in the rest of the NEW Testament the word “Sabbath” is NO longer mentioned even ONE time in connection with any Christian going into any synagogue to preach the gospel.)

29. And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.

30. And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him,

31. Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.”





Now let us see if ANY of the nine times the word “Sabbath” is found in the book of Acts teaches us that we as Christians must kept the Sabbath day as the Jews.

Acts 1:12.


Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a Sabbath day's journey.”



All this verse proves is that the disciples, being JEWS, who became Christians, knew that the distance from the Mount of Olive to Jerusalem was a Sabbath day's journey. This verse does not prove that the disciples KEPT the Sabbath day as the Jews. Remember that these were Jewish Christians or Jews who became Christians and thus it was common knowledge and a habit of custom to measure distance by a Sabbath day's journey. There is nothing here that proves that Christians were being TAUGHT to keep the Sabbath day as the Jews.



Acts 13:14.



But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and sat down.”



So then, what did the disciples of Jesus DO when they went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day? Were they KEEPING the Sabbath day as the Jews, or were they merely going to where the Jews were ASSEMBLED together so that they could PREACH the GOSPEL? If you are truly seeking the TRUTH of the NEW covenant, then it is quite clear from the CONTEXT that they went into the synagogues of the Jews on the Sabbath day to PREACH the GOSPEL of salvation to the Jews FIRST.



Acts 13:27



For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every Sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.”



Obviously the disciples being Jews knew that on the Sabbath the Jews read the Scriptures so what better time to preach the gospel to the Jews, who would already be gathered together reading the Scriptures. So again this verse does NOT teach us that we as Christians must keep the Sabbath day as the Jews. If so, then the church MUST meet every Sabbath day IN the SYNAGOGUES of the JEWS.



Acts 13:42



And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath.”



Here we see that some Gentiles, who were either outside the synagogue or on the inside of the synagogue and they HEARD the GOSPEL being PREACHED to the JEWS and the Gentiles LIKED what they heard and wanted to hear some more words of God. So they made an appointment with Paul so that they could hear him PREACH on the NEXT Sabbath day. God is BEGINNING to make his people Israel, the Jews, JEALOUS by showing them that the Gentiles WANT to hear MORE about this so great a salvation, which the Jews for the most part were rejecting.



Acts 13:44



And the NEXT Sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.”



Keep in mind that it was the Gentiles who made this appoint with Paul and not the other way around. Now obviously the WHOLE city is speaking of the GENTILES, because surely the number of the JEWS would have remained the SAME seeing the the JEWS always kept EVERY Sabbath day. So then, did these GENTILE come to KEEP the Sabbath day as the Jews. Some may try and argue that they did, but the word of TRUTH itself teaches us in simplicity that the REASON that they came was to HEAR the word of God, which Paul was preaching about Jesus, and not just to hear the Scriptures being read. But rather these Gentile made and appointment with Paul to hear the word of God that Paul PREACHED concerning SALVATION that some of these Gentiles heard last week and went and told all their Gentile friends and family that they made an appointment to hear more preaching next week on the Sabbath day.

The Gentiles did not care what day of the week that they heard the word of God speaking about so great a salvation. They just wanted to hear more and for the friends and families to hear for themselves such good news and they knew that Paul had a habit of preaching Jesus to the Jews on the Sabbath day. So again this verses does NOT teach us that we as Christians must keep the Sabbath day as the Jews.



Acts 15:21.



For Moses of old time has in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every Sabbath day.”



First of all this is speaking of the JEWS meeting every Sabbath day to read the scriptures of Moses.

Now the context of this verse shows us that the four things given to the Gentile Christians to keep was more for the PROTECTION of these Gentile Christians against PERSECUTION from the Jews, who are in EVERY city reading the Scriptures in their synagogues every Sabbath day.

We have already covered this great controversy in Acts chapter 15, which in truth teaches us that the Jewish Christians or the Jews, who became Christians, were NOT to lay upon any GENTILE Christians ANY of the Law of Moses. BUT it seemed good to them and to the Holy Spirit to NOT burden the Gentile Christians with anything except four things; fornication, eating meat offer to IDOLS, eating meat with blood, and eating animals that were killed by strangling. As we have already learned earlier there is NO MENTION of the Gentile Christians keeping the Sabbath day or being taught to keep the Sabbath day of rest as the Jews.

In other words, it was only these four restrictions that were given to the Gentiles at this point in time, because the disciples were concerned for their safety from the persecution of the Jews, who were in EVERY city. You see both Jewish Christians and Gentile Christians are called to share the gospel with the JEWS FIRST at this point in time. So if these Gentile Christians went into the synagogue of the Jews to PREACH the gospel and those Jews knew that they ate meat unto IDOLS, then they would not give ear to hear anything these Gentile Christians had to say and most likely would have persecuted them. This is what the context of this verse is teaching us and NOT that Christians must keep the Sabbath day in order to be saved. We can know this as FACT, because the keeping of the Sabbath day was NOT in the list of things that the Gentiles were being taught to obey and the WHOLE church were in AGREEMENT to lay NO other burden upon the Gentile Christians.

As I have said before, the church was still YET LEARNING! Please read the study "ACTS 10---PETER'S VISION?" where God TAUGHT not only Peter, but the whole church that he had CLEANSED all things that were once called unclean and to never again call what God had CLEANSED unclean ever again.



Acts 16:13.



And on the Sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spoke unto the women which resorted thither.”



Now the custom of the Jews of keeping the Sabbath day was to meet in the SYNAGOGUES and NOT outside the city down by the river, so this verse as well does NOT teach us that the early church KEPT the Sabbath day. In Acts we read where the church met DAILY so they where merely pointing out which day of he week they met down by the river outside of the city to have prayer. This proves no more that Christians kept the Sabbath day than it does for a Christian to say that they met on some PAGAN day of worship to have prayer and then dogmatically demand that these Christians where observing that PAGAN day of worship just because they said they prayed on PAGAN day of worship.



Acts 17:2



And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three Sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,”



Some Sabbath keeping Christians argue that this verse proves that Paul KEPT the Sabbath, because Paul was a JEW and the MANNER of the Jews was they KEPT the Sabbath day. But in truth, the MANNER of Paul in this CONTEXT is his REASONING the Scriptures with the JEWS on every Sabbath day to show them JESUS in the Scriptures. I implore you dear child of God to HEAR what Paul HIMSELF has to say on this matter. 

Please read 1 Corinthians 9:20 where Paul clearly explains WHY he being a JEW by birth BECAME a JEW and did what the JEWS did.



And unto the Jews I BECAME AS a Jew, THAT (or so that) I might GAIN the Jews; to them that are under the law, (I BECAME) AS UNDER the law (or to the Jews who are UNDER the law I myself BECAME as a JEW UNDER the law. But WHY? Why did Paul go in to the Synagogue EVERY Sabbath day to BECOME LIKE a JEW?), THAT (or so that or in order that) I might GAIN them that are UNDER the law;”



Paul clearly teachings us that he NOR we are UNDER the LAW, but Paul did not use his LIBERTY just because he and we are FREED from the LAW, but rather Paul BECAME AS UNDER the law, but NOT UNDER the law. Basically Paul is saying that he PRETENDED to be under the law as the Jews for the SAKE of the gospel so the he might gain some of the Jews to Christ.

Please read the very next verse 1 Corinthians 9:21.



To them that are without law, AS without law, (being NOT without law to God, BUT under the law to CHRIST, that I might gain them that are without law.”



Paul is saying that he became as the Gentiles, who were WITHOUT the law, but then adds please do NOT misunderstand what I am saying to you, which is, I became as a Gentile, who is without the Law of Moses under the OLD covenant, but I do NOT mean that I became LAWLESS, but rather I am under the law TO CHRIST being under the NEW covenant. So in the same way Paul BECAME AS a Jew and AS one UNDER the law, BUT not truly being UNDER the Old covenant law of God, because Paul and we as Christians are under the NEW law of FAITH in Jesus Christ.

You see dear child of God Paul and Peter ate with the Gentiles AS a GENTILE, who ate pork and all other meats that were not allowed for a Jew to eat. But Paul did not become AS a Gentile meaning that he SINNED or broke any MORAL commandment of God. NO Christian is FREE to SIN by breaking a MORAL commandment of God. We are saved and EMPOWERED to KEEP all the MORAL commandments of God summed up in one law the law of LOVE.



Acts 18:4



And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.”



This verse is the same as the one we just finished in Acts 17:2, which is that Paul BECAME AS a Jew doing the things he himself once being a Jew did in order to PREACH the GOSPEL and REASON together with the Jews the FAITH of Jesus being the SALVATION that God promised to send.

So then, NONE of these verses nor ANY other verse in the entire Bible teaches us that we as CHRISTIANS must keep the Sabbath day, which God gave to the children of ISRAEL to keep throughout THEIR generations.

We have already covered these verses but I feel that some of you are not seeing this TRUTH for YOURSELF directly from God's word that there are TWO COVENANTS that God made with the Children of Israel.

The FIRST covenant, which most Christians refer to as the OLD covenant was made with the children of Israel ONLY and THEY ALONE were commanded or instructed to keep this covenant throughout THEIR generations. This covenant we have already learned was NOT given to the father's of Israel but ONLY to the children of Israel AFTER God delivered them from the bondage of Egypt.

Then God prophesied of making a NEW covenant with the house of Israel AND with the house of JUDAH, which we all know and agree that Jesus the Messiah came out of the tribe of JUDAH and the church comes out of Jesus. So this is a prophecy that this NEW covenant will be offered to Israel FIRST and when they as a nation REJECT to hear the WORDS of their Messiah Jesus, then God will turn to the Gentiles and offer us this so great a salvation where Jesus is the SIGN of the NEW covenant established or sealed in his shed blood.

Let us now go deeper into the word of God to see some of these HIDDEN prophecies of the seventh day Sabbath day being a SHADOW or a SIGN pointing to our TRUE Sabbath REST, which we ENTER INTO though faith in JESUS, the Son of the living God.



TWO SIGNS

were given under the

OLD COVENANT


SIGN #1

CIRCUMCISION


SIGN #2

REMEMBER TO KEEP THE SABBATH DAY


Let us begin this section of this study in God word by reading Exodus 31:13-17.


Speak you also unto the children of ISRAEL, saying, Verily my Sabbaths YOU shall keep: for IT is a SIGN between me and YOU throughout YOUR generations; that YOU may KNOW that I am the LORD that does sanctify you. (The keeping of IT, speaking of the keeping of the weekly Sabbath days under the OLD covenant, was a SIGN unto ISRAEL whereby they could KNOW that they could NOT sanctify themselves by their OWN works of righteousness. A SIGN is what points us to something to let us KNOW something. God wants not only Israel but all of mankind to KNOW that HE ALONE is our Savior. Please read the study “Titus 2:13 WHO IS OUR SAVIOR GOD OR JESUS?”)

14. YOU shall keep the Sabbath therefore; for IT is holy unto YOU: every one that defiles IT shall surely be put to death: for whosoever does any work therein, that SOUL shall be cut off from among HIS people. (Not MY people, but HIS people! WHO'S people? We will get to this in just a moment when we take aclose look at the LITERAL translation of this passage of scripture.)

15. Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever does any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.

16. Wherefore the children of ISRAEL shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout THEIR generations, for a perpetual covenant.

17. IT is a SIGN between me and the children of ISRAEL for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.”


Now let us read the LITERAL translation of Exodus 31:13.


And you speak you to sons of Israel to to say yea Sabbaths of me that sign HE between me and between you for generations of you to to KNOW that I Yahweh one HALLOWING of you.”


The Sabbath is called HE here in this verse is a hidden prophecy to show us that the Sabbath REST is a SHADOW pointing to our TRUE REST being IN Jesus, the SIGN of the NEW covenant, so that Israel and we Gentiles would KNOW that our HOLINESS and RIGHTEOUSNESS is of YAHWEH and NOT of our OWN good works of righteousness where there is BOASTING.


Now let us take a close look at Colossians 2:17 by reading this verse from several different translations of the Bible.


Colossians 2:17 from the New International Version.


Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.

17. These are a SHADOW of the things that were to come; the REALITY, however, is found IN CHRIST .


Colossians 2:16,17 from the New Century Version.


16. So do not let anyone make rules for you about eating and drinking or about a religious feast, a New Moon Festival, or a Sabbath day.

17. These things were like a SHADOW of what was to come. But what is TRUE and REAL has come and IS found IN Christ.



Colossians 2:16,17 from the New Living Translation.


So don’t let anyone condemn you for what you eat or drink, or for not celebrating certain holy days or new moon ceremonies or Sabbaths.

17. For these rules are only SHADOWS of the REALITY yet to come. And Christ HIMSELF IS that REALITY.



In other words, Jesus Christ HIMSELF is OUR SABBATH REST the SAME as Jesus is OUR CIRCUMCISION and OUR Passover LAMB sacrificed ONCE and all for time.

Jesus is the SIGN of the NEW covenant established is in his shed blood.


Isaiah 7:9


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


Isaiah 11:1-11.


And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

2. And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

3. And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

4. But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

5. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

6. The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.

7. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

8. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.

9. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

10. And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ENSIGN of the people (the word “ensign” means a sign or a token giving EVIDENCE of something. But the JEWS for the most part REJECTED God's SIGN unto them so God turned his so great a salvation of REST to the Gentiles); to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his REST shall be glorious. (We as believers on Jesus are given ENTERANCE into his REST. But the JEWS and Gentile who do NOT believe are NOT given entrance into his REST. However AT the second coming of Jesus any Jew and any Gentile left alive and who has survived the wrath of God and who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved alive in the mortal bodies to go into the seventh 1000 year long day to be taught of the Lord.)

11. And it shall come to pass in that day (The DAY of the Lord), that the Lord shall set his hand again the SECOND TIME (speaking of the SECOND COMING of Jesus) to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

12. And he shall set up an ENSIGN for the nations (This is speaking of the same sign, being Jesus, but of a different age. Jesus during this age will be set up as the King of kings over all the earth where the JEWS and those left alive of the nations will be taught of the Lord and they shall be taught to not learn war any more. This age is the seventh 1000 year long day in which Jesus, the ARM of the Lord shall rule and reign FOR Yahweh while the Father ceases from his work to be refreshed), and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”



Let us now read another prophecy of this seventh day of the Lord where we learn that some of the shepherds of the sheep have led some sheep ASTRAY.

Please read Jeremiah 50:4-6.


In those days, and in that time, says the LORD, the children of ISRAEL shall come, they AND the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and SEEK the LORD their God.

5. They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward (or with their faces facing toward Zion), saying, Come, and let us JOIN ourselves to the LORD in a PERPETUAL covenant that shall NOT be forgotten. (Now if the FIRST covenant mad between God and ISRAEL is to be understood and an ETERNAL covenant that would NEVER cease to be, then how is it that IN the SEVENTH day of the Lord the remnant of Israel and those left of the nations will be WEEPING and SEEKING God to JOIN themselves to Yahweh in a PERPETUAL covenant when Israel is supposedly already under a PERPETUAL covenant? This is when Israel will be jealous of us who are resting in Jesus NOW in this present age, because ONLY those resting i Christ shall be given eternal life at the second coming of Jesus to rule and reign WITH Jesus.)

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.”


Now if you look up the word “perpetual” is a good concordance you will find that this Hebrew word “olam” has many meanings. Yes one of the meanings is eternal, but we know from the rest of God's word that the FIRST covenant fades away and God establishes a NEW covenant with BETTER promises.

So then, if you look up the word “time” in your concordance and find Isaiah 42:14 you will see the Strong's number 5769, which is the SAME Hebrew word “olam” translated as “perpetual” in the kings James version and as “eternal” in some other TRANSLATIONS of the Bible.

Here is Isaiah 42:14 where we KNOW beyond any shadow of a doubt that this Hebrew word “olam” does NOT mean ETERNAL as some Sabbath keeping Christians dogmatically demand that is means.


I have LONG TIME (Here the Hebrew word “olam” translated as PERPETUAL in Exodus 31 is translated as a LONG TIME) held my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: NOW will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.”


Mere common sense teaches us that that CONTEXT of Exodus 31 contains the word GENERATIONS. Eternity means without end and we know that in heaven there will be NO marrying or given in marriage and therefore in heaven their will be no more GENERATIONS to be born. Thus mere common sense should tell anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear that the Hebrew word “olam” in Exodus 31 does NOT mean eternal, but rather means for a LONG TIME.

Now let us get back the the Sabbath day of rest being a SIGN of Israel being in COVENANT with God.

The SIGN of CIRCUMCISION was the ENTRANCE to becoming a PEOPLE of God. Abraham was NOT circumcised BEFORE he ENTERED INTO a COVENANT relationship with God. After this point in time all who were born in the linage of Abraham were CIRCUMCISED as a SIGN that they were in COVENANT with the true God. Then Isaac was renamed by God to be called ISRAEL. The twelve sons of Isaac now called ISRAEL became the leaders of the twelve tribes of Israel also known as the CHILDREN of ISRAEL. Those who were not natural born Jews MUST be CIRCUMCISED before they could eat of the Passover LAMB.

Circumcision was done on the EIGHTH day and when the EIGHTH day fell on the Sabbath day, then Circumcision took priority over the Sabbath day observance.

The EIGHTH day is significant pointing to the EIGHTH day of the week or the FIRST day of the week signifying the FIRST FRUITS. Again all these things in the Old Testament under the old covenant were SHADOWS pointing to the TRUE, which was fulfilled IN Jesus being the FIRST FRUIT among many brethren.


Now let us read about the

NEW COVENANT.


Hebrews 8:8 through Hebrews 9:1-11.


For finding fault with them, he says, Behold, the days come, says the Lord, when I will make a NEW covenant with the house of Israel AND with the house of Judah:

9. NOT ACCORDING to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the DAY when I took them by the hand to lead them OUT of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, says the Lord.

10. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: (Please understand that this verse is speaking of AFTER those days, which means AFTER TWO 1000 year long days God will write his word on the RENANT of ISRAEL who are left alive and have survived the wrath of God being sealed 12,000 from each of the twelve tribes of ISRAEL, when God will turn again to Israel a SECOND time AT the second coming of Jesus AFTER TWO 1000 year long days of the church age where only SOME Jews believed on the WORDS of Jesus.)

11. And they shall NOT teach every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, KNOW the Lord: for ALL shall KNOW me, from the least to the greatest.

12. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

13. In that he says, A NEW covenant, he has made the FIRST OLD. Now that which decays and waxes old is ready to vanish away.(Again the old covenant did not completely vanish away UNTIL 70 AD when altar of the animal sacrifices was destroyed by the Roman army.)

Hebrews 9:1-11

1. Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary. (The ordinance here speaks of ALL the ceremonial or ritual services including the keeping of the Sabbath day of resting from work on the seventh day of every week, which was the SIGN of the OLD covenant. The JEWS in the days of the early disciples of Jesus still yet had a worldly sanctuary where they kept the FIRST or OLD covenant UNTIL 70 AD when their worldly sanctuary was destroyed by the Roman army)

2. For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the showbread; which is called the sanctuary.

3. And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;

4. Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant; (Remember that this veil was rent or torn from top to bottom when Jesus died on the cross for the sin of the world, where Jesus is now OUR high priest whereby we can come boldly to the throne of grace in our time of need and receive from Yahweh without having the yoke of a worldly sanctuary. We can pray any time and any where and have our prayers answered in the name of Jesus.)

5. And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.

6. Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.

7. But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors (or the sins) of the people: (So then, if a child of Israel sinned the next day after the day of atonement, then they lived with that GUILT of sin for 364 days until the next day of atonement. I make this point, because some Sabbath keeping Christians are struggling to see HOW Jesus is OUR Sabbath REST NOW in this present world. We, as Christians, are given so many things that bring us REST or peace and assurance, which the children of Israel never had being under the OLD covenant. And just one of those things is having a conscious FREE of GUILT and CONDEMNATION knowing that God forgives us of all our sins and cleanses us from all unrighteousness when we are faithful to obey the Holy Spirit and confess our sins which the Holy Spirit himself convicts us or not obeying his leading.)

8. The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, WHILE as the first tabernacle was YET standing: (This teaches us that at the very moment Jesus said IT IS FINISHED and died on the cross the veil was rent and the OLD covenant began decaying and vanishing away until it completely became obsolete as some translation say in 70 AD. When the temple at Jerusalem was destroyed and laid waste by the Roman army.)

9. Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could NOT make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; (but NOW under the NEW covenant establish upon BETTER promise there is NOW NO condemnation to those who are IN Jesus Christ the SIGN of being in the NEW covenant,)

10. Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings (or different kinds of washing), and carnal ordinances, imposed on them UNTIL the time of reformation.

11. But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;”


Earlier in Hebrews we learn that 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 shepherd leads us to food to eat to make us strong. Our shepherd protects us from the wolves. The shepherd gives REST to his sheep who lie down having no fear knowing that their shepherd is watching over them. The JEWS under the FIRST of OLD covenant had no assurance of being being pleasing to God. No religion in the entire world gives their follows this king of REST or peace and assurance that their god LOVES them.

So we have to remember that at the TIME which this GOSPEL of peace was FIRST preached that is was preached to the JEWS who were still yet 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 heavy laden with them 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 LAW of Moses which NONE of their fathers nor even the disciples of Jesus could bear.)

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. (This speaks of our minds wherein is our conscious. Only IN Jesus do any find this great REST of NO CONDEMNATION. The JEWS when they kept the Sabbath wondered if they were keeping it correctly and Sabbath keeping Christians today wonder as well if they are keeping the Sabbath day correctly. Now you Sabbath keepers who are HONEST with yourself and with God know that I speak the TRUTH, when I say that 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. You fave FORGOTTEN that Jesus is your RESTING place and that he is not only the author of our faith but the FINISHER of our faith as well.)

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


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 are doing the same thing by leading some dear children of God ASTRAY by making a LIE for them to become ENTANGLE under the YOKE of BONDAGE by being brought under the LAW of Moses where one such law WAS the keeping of the fourth commandment, which was given only to the CHILDREN of Israel for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations.


Again SOME Sabbath keeping Christians AGREE with the word of TRUTH that ALL the law of Moses contained in ordinances have indeed been nailed to the cross, but are still yet struggling to see how God can give TEN commandments and then abolish only ONE and keep the other NINE commandments in force.

Once again God did NOT abolish the law of circumcision, but rather the law of circumcision was FULFILLED in Jesus where by ware are INDEED CIRCUMCISED with a NEW and TRUE CIRCUMCISION not made with hand, but rather is the true circumcision of the consciousness of sin being cut away whereby we receive REST and peace KNOWING that we ARE saved and not going to be saved. We are saved and empowered by God to be HIS workmanship to now keep all the MORAL laws of God.

Again, just like the law of circumcision was a SHADOW pointing to the NEW and TRUE circumcision found ONLY in Jesus by FAITH and not by any WORKS of our own so also is the feast day of Passover where NOW Jesus has become OUR Passover lamb who BELIEVE.

And in the same way the SIGN of the Sabbath rest was a SIGN pointing the NEW and TRUE SIGN of entering into the NEW COVENANT with God established with the shed blood of Jesus.

When one BELIEVES on Jesus they ENTER INTO the NEW COVENANT with God. There is now no more OLD covenant, because there is NO more SACRIFICE for sins EXCEPT for the ONE sacrifice that God made FOR us given his only begotten SON as a COVENANT to the PEOPLE. Not just Israel alone, but to the PEOPLE speaking of ALL of mankind.


Let us read 2 Thessalonians 1:4-9.


So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure:

5. Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer: (some have asked me if we are RESTING in Jesus NOW, then why do we have to suffer temptations and persecutions? This verse tells us or answers this question of why.)

6. Seeing it is a righteous thing WITH God to recompense tribulation to them that TROUBLE YOU;

7. And to you who are troubled REST with us (remember in Revelation where we read HERE is the PATIENTS of the saints and we are told about the vengeance of God. This is our REST. This KNOWING that God WILL avenge us gives us REST to endure persecutions. So Paul is saying REST with us who KNOW that), when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,

8. In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey NOT the GOSPEL OF our Lord Jesus Christ:

9. Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;”


I emphasized the words “obey NOT the GOSPEL OF our Jesus Christ” so you can see that no where in the NEW Testament are we taught to keep the TEN commandments, but rather we are taught to obey the WORDS of our Lord Jesus Christ and his disciples. Again Jesus gave us just TWO commandment where ALL the law of God are FULFILLED or KEPT by us walking in LOVE toward one another. There are NO MORE ceremonial laws of God to be kept in order to receive eternal life in the world to come.

God was NOT pleased with the children of Israel, who erred NOT understanding the greater MORAL laws of God.

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 sware in my wrath, They shall NOT enter into my REST. (The REMNANT of Israel because of their UNBELIEF to ENTER INTO their TRUE REST by believing that Jesus is the Christ, the SON OF the living God will NOT be given the promise REST of receiving ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come. ONLY Christians who have ENTERED into the NEW covenant with God, whether the be Jewish Christians or Gentile Christians will be given eternal life in the world to come whereby our complete rest will be receive have the guarantee that the second death will not have any power over us. We have REST and ASSURANCE now in this life, but no guarantee that we will not be deceived by the deceitfulness of sin to walk away from a so great a salvation. Please read the study “IS ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED BIBLICAL?”)

12. Take HEED, brethren (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 To day; lest (or for fear that) ANY of YOU be 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, To day if you will hear HIS voice (The 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 carcases fell in the wilderness? (HOW did they sin? They could have went straight into the promise land if they would have BELIEVED God's word to go and POSSESS the land. But only two believed who alone with the children and the children's children of the unbelieving where granted to enter into the land of promise a land flowing with milk and honey.)

18. And to whom sware he that they should NOT enter into his REST, but to them that believed NOT?

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

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 coven heard the gospel OF Jesus Christ seeing Jesus was not yet born), 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.

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.)

4. For he spoke in a certain place of 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 is his SON Jesus and all who ENTER INTO his REST 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.)

6. Seeing therefore it remains that SOME must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:

7. Again, he limits a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if you will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

8. For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. (speaking of TODAY if they will BELIEVE the voice or the WORDS of Jesus)

9. There remains therefore a REST to the people of God. (But the Jews must first HEAR and BELIEVE the voice of Jesus TODAY before they die or before Jesus return if they want to ENTER INTO his REST. And now WE are the voice 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 PHYSICAL work but rather their OWN works of righteous being done in their OWN strength wherein there is boasting. We as Christians ARE entered into rest to become HIS workmanship resting from our OWN works of righteousness.)

11. Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. (The labor here is speaking of overcoming the temptations of the enemy to break the MORAL laws of God, which are LISTED and TAUGHT in the NEW Testament and summed up as being kept by walking in LOVE toward one another BUT NOT overcoming sin in our OWN strength as our OUR WORK. You cannot over come sin in 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 righteous. Our work as Christians is to BELIEVE that each and every time we confess our sins that he is FAITHFUL to forgive us of all our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Now some may argue that this is NOT work. Then for you I would say give God thanks for his grace that makes believing God so EASY for you, because not ALL Christian have it so EASY. Some STRUGGLE every day to believe that God still loves them and to them believing 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. For you who are laboring in this area pleas read the study HOW YOU CAN LIVE YOUR LIFE FREE FROM SIN!. So then we labor to not be in UNBELIEF so we can have REST, peace, and assurance that we ARE SAVED and we ARE forgiven and that God will never leave nor forsakes us. The LITERAL meaning of this verse says that we should be diligent to be entering into that CEASING. What ceasing? The CEASING from our OWN works of righteousness lest WE fall after the same example of UNBELIEF. 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 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 twoedged 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 to eat other. Our soul is our mind, our conscious, our thoughts and our spirit is our heart, our NEW inner man who LOVES God and hates unrighteousness and these two are fighting against each other. So the writer here in this verse is teaching us about a weapon we have in Jesus to win this fight of warring in us through FAITH in God's promises in his word. God knows our thought and our true INTENTS of our NEW HEART created in RIGHTEOUSNESS that hate sin and hates when our weaker nature of the flesh wins a battle in our minds to fulfill it's lust. God knows that our flesh hate the things of God and that our heart loves righteousness.)

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 an 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.



Now let us go back and read Colossians 2:16,17 again from the different translations, which clearly teach us in SIMPLICITY that Jesus has FULFILLED the weekly Sabbath, which was a SHADOW pointing to Jesus being our TRUE Sabbath REST.



Colossians 2:17 from the New Internation Version.


Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.

17. These are a SHADOW of the things that were to come; the REALITY, however, is found IN CHRIST .


Colossians 2:16,17 from the New Century Version.


16. So do not let anyone make rules for you about eating and drinking or about a religious feast, a New Moon Festival, or a Sabbath day.

17. These things were like a SHADOW of what was to come. But what is TRUE and REAL has come and IS found IN Christ.



Colossians 2:16,17 from the New Living Translation.


So don’t let anyone condemn you for what you eat or drink, or for not celebrating certain holy days or new moon ceremonies or Sabbaths.

17. For these rules are only SHADOWS of the REALITY yet to come. And Christ HIMSELF IS that REALITY.



Most of you are seeing and RECEIVING this TRUTH of God's word, but there are some who will argue that the Sabbaths here in verse 16 are NOT the WEEKLY Sabbaths.

Let us compare scripture with scripture and see what the Bible ITSELF teaches us.


1 Chronicles 23:31.


And to offer all burnt sacrifices unto the LORD in the sabbaths, in the new moons, and on the set feasts, by number, according to the order commanded unto them, continually before the LORD:”


The SABBATHS here are speaking of the WEEKLY Sabbath days.

The NEW MOONS are speaking of the MONTHLY festivals.

The SET FEASTS are speaking of the YEARLY feasts.


2 Chronicles 2:4.

Behold, I build an house to the name of the LORD my God, to dedicate it to him, and to burn before him sweet incense, and for the continual shewbread, and for the burnt offerings morning and evening, on the SABBATHS, and on the NEW MOONS, and on the solemn FEASTS of the LORD our God. This is an ORDINANCE for ever TO ISRAEL.”


Again,

The SABBATHS here are speaking of the WEEKLY Sabbath days.

The NEW MOONS are speaking of the MONTHLY festivals.

The SOLEMN FEASTS are speaking of the YEARLY feasts.


2 Chronicles 31:3.


He appointed also the king's portion of his substance for the burnt offerings, to wit, for the morning and evening burnt offerings, and the burnt offerings for the sabbaths, and for the new moons, and for the set feasts, as it is written in the law of the LORD.”


The SABBATHS here are speaking of the WEEKLY Sabbath days.

The NEW MOONS are speaking of the MONTHLY festivals.

The SET FEASTS are speaking of the YEARLY feasts.


Hosea 2:11.


I will also cause all her mirth (The word “mirth” hear means elation or excited feelings of pride in something) to CEASE, her FEAST DAYS, her NEW MOONS, and her SABBATHS, and all her solemn feasts.”


The FEAST DAYS here are speaking of the YEARLY feast day Sabbaths.

The NEW MOONS are speaking of the MONTHLY festivals.

The SABBATHS are speaking of the WEEKLY Sabbath days.


And ALL these SABBATHS, the YEARLY Sabbaths, the MONTHLY Sabbaths, and the WEEKLY Sabbaths God prophesied in Hosea that he himself would cause their PRIDE in the keeping of the Sabbaths to CEASE. God cause ALL BOASTING to CEASE by FULFILLING all the Sabbaths and ceremonial laws is his SON Jesus. And the reason of why God NO LONGER accepts the Sabbaths that he himself ordained is because of PRIDE and BOASTING.

And from what I have observed SOME Sabbath keeping Christians seem to tend to boast that they are the only true Christians, because according to them they are the only ones who keep the Sabbath day rest. Please understand that this is a general statement and I am not saying that ALL Sabbath keeping Christians are prideful of their keeping the Sabbath day as the Jews. I would say that many if not most Sabbath keeping Christians STRUGGLE with trying to keep the Sabbath day and often wonder if they are keeping it correctly seeing that all Sabbath keepers do NOT keep the Sabbath day in the SAME manner. 


A dear brother in the Lord wrote me recently and one of his questions was that he could not see HOW Jesus is our Sabbath rest NOW in this present world.

Now he is not like most Sabbath keepers, who compel other Christians to keep ALL the law of Moses, or many if not most of the LAWS of Moses like the dietary laws and the keeping of the feast days, but rather he AGREES with the word of TRUTH that ALL the law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES have indeed been abolished by being nailed to the cross and taken out of the way.

But at this present time of writing this study in God's word he is struggling to see that Jesus fulfilled the ceremonial law of the WEEKLY Sabbath day of rest to become our Sabbath REST like Jesus became our circumcision and our Passover Lamb.

So God led me to write this study in his word that you are have been and are presently reading not only for him, but for all you, who are struggling to understand how God would abolish only ONE of the TEN commandments and keep the other nine commandments in place, which must be kept in order to receive eternal life in the world to come.

Now his particular FOCUS seems to be on the word “ORDINANCES” where he himself see presently that ONLY the hand written ORDINANCES written by the HAND of Moses was nailed to the cross and NOT the TEN commandments.

Here is how his and other Sabbath keeping Christians argue that the FOURTH commandment is still in place and MUST be kept by all Christians in order to be granted the right to eat of the tree of life in the world to come at the second coming of Jesus.


First they quote Dueteronomy 31:24-26.


And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished,

25. That Moses commanded the Levites, which Bbare the ark OF the COVENANT of the LORD, saying,

26. Take this book of the law, and put it in the SIDE OF ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there for a WITNESS against YOU.”


Then they argue that the COVENANT of the TEN commandments is INSIDE of the ARK and the HANDWRITTEN law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES, which were AGAINST the children of Israel, were placed in the SIDE of the ark and placed NOT INSIDE the ark WITH the TEN commandments.


Then they quote 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;”


Again on the surface this seems like a very good argument, but as I have said many times that any verse when taken out f context and view alone apart from the rest of God's word may SEEM to be saying something that it is NOT truly saying.


The problem seems to be in the “WORD” oridnance. What does this word “ORDINANCE” mean? The word ordinance means an authoritative command or order. In othe words, and ordinance is a COMMANDMENT.

The handwriting of law of Moses were the COMMANDMENTS of HOW to keep the TEN commandments.

So then, the HOW to KEEP all of the TEN commanments was nailed to the cross and Jesus gave us NEW commandments on HOW to KEEP the TEN commandments.


Let us go back to the Old Testament where the CHILDREN of Israel were FIRST taught HOW to keep the Sabbath day.

Now if you do not know how to find this passage of Scripture simply look up the word “Sabbath” in your concordance and it will be the very FIRST occurance where the word “Sabbath is used in the Bible, which should tell anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear that this is the FIRST TIME that the children of Israel ever HEARD the word “Sabbath”, as in, a COMMANDMENT of DAY upon which they must REST from all their word.

Let us read the CONTEXT of Exodus 16:23 which is the FIRST time the word Sabbath is used in the Bible.


Please read Exodus 16:1-36.



And they (the children of Israel being led by Moses and Aaron) took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing OUT of the land of Egypt. (The children of Israel being RESCUED or saved from the BONDAGE of SLAVERY in the land of Egypt is a type or figure of God saving all of mankind from the BONDAGE of sin. Egypt is often used as a type for the world. Jesus said we are in the world but not OF this world. The wilderness is a figure or type of us, as Christians, being tempted by the devil in this present world awaiting our SEVENTH 1000 year day of REST, which begins at the second coming of Jesus, but we are NOW ENTERED INTO the assurance of this rest by our FAITH in Jesus. NO Jesus NO PEACE. One of the meanings of the word peace is REST. So NO Jesus NO REST!)

2. And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:

3. And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for you have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger. (In truth they were DOUBTING that it was God, who brought them out of the bondage of Egypt, for why would God deliver us just to die of hunger. But in a moment we will see that God will PROVE to the children of Israel that HE ALONE brought them out of bondage. In parallel we as Christians sometimes slip OUT of RESTING is Jesus by our UNBELIEF in the promise of God to POSSESS the land and we beg God to deliver us from what he has ALREADY delivered us. You see they could have went straight to the promise land, but that is for another study.)

4. Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I WILL rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, THAT (or so that) I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or not. (God has not yet told Moses the rate of how much they are to gather or how many days, but at this point in time God says, EVERY day they shall gather the bread that I rain down at a certain rate EVERY day. The word “PROVE” here has two meanings. The first meaning is given to us in the IMMEDIATE context of whether the children of Israel would walk in or KEEP his LAW , his COMMANDMENT, his ORDINANCE on HOW to KEEP his commandment that he was about to give to them for the FIRST time, and the second meaning that is given to us in the BROADER context, which is that God is going to PROVE to them that he alone is God and that it was HE alone, who delivered them from the bondage of Egypt. So then, in the next verse we see HOW God is going to PROVE to the children of Israel that HE alone brought them out of bondage.)

5. AND it SHALL come to PASS, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather DAILY. (So then, either God is teaching them all at once, OR God is teaching them to gather bread EVERY day for the present time and THEN God makes a change in how it will be yet in the future not many weeks from this time as to the rate they will be gathering bread in the near future. In other words, is God merely instructing them one step at a time on how to gather the bread. The main point is this has never happened before and God is TEACHING them in the PRESENT tense of HOW they are going to gather the bread. I mean, if so be, that they ALREADY were in the HABIT of NOT working on the SEVENTH day, then God would NOT have needed to give them his INSTRUCTIONS on gathering TWICE as much bread on the SIXTH day so that they could REST on the SEVENTH day. Stay with me dear child of God and you will see this TRUTH for yourself directly from God's word,)

6. And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel, At even, THEN you shall KNOW that the LORD has brought you out from the land of Egypt:

7. AND in the morning, THEN you shall SEE the glory of theLORD; for that he hears your murmurings against the LORD: and what are we, that you murmur against us?

8. And Moses said, This SHALL be (or this is HOW it is going to BE. God has told me what he is going to do, which I already told you and THIS is what SHALL BE), when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the LORD hears your murmurings which you murmur against him: and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD. (In other words, the reason WHY God is going to do what he said he will do is to PROVE to you that HE has brought you out of Egypt and NOT US so quit complaining to me and Aaron.)

9. And Moses spoke unto Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, Come near before the LORD: for HE has heard your murmurings.

10. And it came to pass, as Aaron spoke unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.

11. And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying,

12. I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even you shall eat flesh, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread; and you shall KNOW that I am the LORD your God. (So then, WHEN the children would SEE the quails in the evening and the bread from heaven in the morning, THEN they would KNOW that it was the LORD who delivered them from bondage, because God told them BEFORE it happened.)

13. And it came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the host.

14. And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground.

15. And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. (Because this has never happened BEFORE this time) And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD has given you to eat. (Reminding them that this was the LORD'S doing which HE has given you to eat. Then Moses gives them the INSTRUCTIONS that God gave to him to tell the children of ISRAEL exactly HOW they are to gather the bread.)

16. THIS (which I am about to tell you) is the thing which the LORD has commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take you every man for them which are in his tents. (Now we know the RATE in which they were being TAUGHT to gather EVERY DAY)

17. And the children of Israel DID SO (meaning they followed the instructions to gather EVERY DAY a certain rate), and gathered, some more, some less.

18. And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.

19. And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning. (In other words, clean your plate and eat every bite and leave nothing left over for the next day to eat later. Maybe this is why I do not like LEFTOVERS.)

20. Notwithstanding they hearkened NOT unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them. (Now how many days this took before they disobeyed God's ONE commandment to NOT leave any over we are not specifically told. But the context does makes it pretty clear that this was the ONLY commandment that God gave thus far as he was TEACHING them HOW to work six days and REST on the SEVENTH day, which God had NOT YET taught them. All God has taught them thus far is NOT to leave any over to the next day. You will see WHY God commanded them to OBEY this ONE commandment to NOT keep any over until the next day in a moment. God want them to see that if they DISOBEYED even one thing that they were being TAUGHT that an undesirable consequence would occur. In this case the bread would STINK and their house would STINK because they DISOBEYED God o do exactly as he was teaching them.)

21. And they gathered it EVERY morning, (so EVERY morning tells us that it was MORE than just one day that they gathered bread DAILY and ALSO that they started OBEYING God to gather only that certain rate DAILY EVERY DAY.) every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted. (Now they saw that we they OBEYED God the left over bread out in the field NOT gathered just simply melted and did NOT SINK. So now their getting a hold of the idea that it is best to OBEY God and do things HIS way.)

22. And it came to PASS (meaning that AFTER they had BECOME obedient to God after LEARN a CONSEQUENCE for NOT obeying God it was now time for God to ADD his second step), that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came and TOLD Moses. (Now here we see AFTER they disobeyed what God specifically told them NOT to do, which was to KEEP some for the next day not knowing WHY until after they disobeyed God and found that the bread ruined and grew worms and STUNK, if it was not ALL eaten the same in the morning before the sun got hot. AFTER they learned their FIRST lesson God said, it SHALL come to PASS that on the SIXTH day they SHALL gather twice as much as ANOTHER TEST. It would not be a test if they were ALREADY doing this. PLUS it is much MORE a test now knowing that the bred is going to ruin and STINK to make their whole house STINK. So then it comes to PASS that the SIXTH day comes where they were told to gather TWICE as much and they had been gathering EVERYDAY on a DAILY basis the previous days and they came and TOLD Moses that they had gather the bread as they were told. To ME this is like the children of Israel came to Moses and said NOW WHAT do we do? We have OBEY God to do what he said, BUT we cannot eat this much food in just one day and it will not keep until tomorrow to eat for it will ruin and STINK up our whole house as it did before. And then they waited to hear what Moses was going to tell them next.)

23. And he said unto them, THIS IS THAT which the LORD has said, Tomorrow is the REST of the holy Sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which you will bake to day, and seethe that you will seethe; and that which remains over lay up for you to be kept until the morning. (So then, this is the FIRST time that the children of Israel were ever INSTRUCTED or taught about the REST of the holy Sabbath unto the Lord. God was just now TEACHING them for the very FIRST TIME how to work six days and then HOW to REST on the SEVENTH day by NOT going out of their home at all on the Sabbath day. They were probably thinking to themselves that we will go ahead and obey they Lord this time, but this extra bread we gathered today is going to grow worms and not keep until morning to eat but will STINK up our whole house again.. And some did not even bother to obey God to gather twice as much thinking that they would keep on gathering every day as they had been doing. or they did NOT want to have their house STINK again, so they went out on the seventh day to gather bread like before, but this time there was NO bread to gather. God was TEACHING them for the FIRST TIME to work six days only and how to rest on the seventh day. And if they did NOT obey, then they would suffer the CONSEQUENCE of going HUNGRY for that day)

24. And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did NOT STINK, neither was there any worm therein.

25. And Moses said, Eat that to day; FOR (or BECAUSE) TODAY is a Sabbath unto the LORD: to day you shall not find it in the field. (Now IF SO BE that the children of Israel had ALREADY been keeping the SABBATH day since they were born, then they would have already known what day it was and WHY they were INSTRUCTED by God to gathered twice as much food on the SIXTH day and they would NOT have had any need to be TAUGHT all of this. Keep reading and you will see that God is teaching them through Moses as WHAT to do and WHY God is telling them to do it for the very FIRST time.)

26. Six days you shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, in it there shall be none. (Now God has purposely NOT rained down from heaven on the SEVENTH day from this time forward so that the children of Israel would learn NOT to work on the SEVENTH day, until it became a habit or second nature to them. This is the FIRST time in the Bible that the SEVENTH day is called the Sabbath unto the Lord. God was PROVING Israel to see whether or not they would walk in his LAW. So at first God gave them ONE commandment, which was NOT to keep ANY over unto the next morning. And they disobeyed that ONE commandment. THEN God commands them to gather TWICE as much on the SIXTH day and no doubt they were probably wondering WHY because now they knew that if they did not eat it ALL on the SAME morning that it would ruin and stink and have worms. But they went ahead and obeyed God anyway probably thinking that they would just go out and gather some more the next day. Other wise if they KNEW that that was not going to be any bread raining down from heaven on the SEVENTH day, they probably would have complained to Moses saying WHAT are we going to eat tomorrow seeing that what we are laying up for tomorrow will RUIN and not be fit to eat? But then tomorrow came and it did NOT ruin and Moses said to them to EAT and then Moses explained WHY God showed or TAUGHT them all of this. Any one with eyes to see can clearly see that this was the very FIRST time God TAUGHT or INSTRUCTED anyone to keep the seventh day of rest and that for the first time God ever NAMED this seventh day of rest the SABBATH day.)

27. And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for TO GATHER, and they found none. (Now again IF SO BE that the children of Israel were ALREADY KEEPING the Sabbath day, because it was passed down to them to keep all the way from Adam in the garden of Eden, then they would NOT have gone out to WORK on the SEVENTH day to gather bread to eat. They would have ALREADY understood WHY they needed to gather TWICE as much on the SIXTH day. NONE of this would have been needed to be shown and taught to them if so be that they have always kept the SEVENTH day of REST. The point is some of the children of Israel did NOT believe God that if they gathered TWO days supply of food that it would KEEP and be fit to eat the next day so they DISOBEYED God by NOT gathering TWO days supply on the SIXTH day as they were being TAUGHT to do and thus they went out as before to gather their DAILY supply of food to eat, but there was no food to be found. Thus it is assumed that the disobedient went hungry that day to learn to OBEY God. The Sabbath was made for MAN and NOT man made for the Sabbath. God is teaching the children of Israel OBEDIENCE so that they will OBEY his words, WHEN in the future He will speak to them through his SON Jesus. The LAW was a SCHOOLMASTER TEACHING the children of ISRAEL about JESUS. Some learned their lesson and some did not. And when God same that the majority were NOT HEARING the words of his SON Jesus God turned ti the GENTILE to provoke his people to jealousy.)

28. And the LORD said unto Moses, How long REFUSE YOU to keep my commandments and my laws? (Remember that commandments also carries the meaning of TEACHINGS, as in, authoritative ORDINANCES , which are the HOW to keep this COMMANDMENT, TEACHING and ORDINANCE of the Sabbath rest.)

29. See, for (or UNDERSTAND WHY) that the LORD has given you the Sabbath, THEREFORE (or for this very REASON) he gives you on the sixth day the bread of TWO days; (Not so that it would ruin, and NOT so that you would disobey me by not gathering twice as much on the sixth day and then go out to gather on the seventh day, but so you could REST on the SEVENTH day. So therefore) abide you every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day. (God is TEACHING the children of Israel for the FIRST time to REST on the SEVENTH day, which is pointing to their FUTURE REST in JESUS to CEASE from their OWN works to REST assured that God WILL DO what he said he would do. And once they FIND their rest in Jesus ABIDE or REMAIN in that place of REST. Then further on down in this passage of Scripture God will TEACH them WHY he has commanded them to REST on the SEVENTH day. Now here we see that God is teaching his people Israel to STAY IN their OWN HOMES on the SEVENTH day commanding them that NO man shall GOD OUT of his OWN place of REST on the Sabbath day. But yet no Sabbath keeping church I am aware of teaches their members to STAY in their OWN HOMES on the Sabbath day. Their OWN place of REST represents that is the NEW covenant where EACH individual person is responsible for BELIEVING in Jesus for THEMSELVES and no longer does God judge by NATIONS.)

30. So the people rested on the seventh day. (for the FIRST time)

31. And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna (In the NEW Testament Jesus calls HIMSELF the BREAD, which came down from heaven where bread in the New testament is symbolic for TEACHING): and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.

32. And Moses said, This is the thing which the LORD commands, Fill an omer of it to be kept for YOUR generations; that they may see the bread wherewith I have fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth from the land of Egypt.

33. And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept for YOURgenerations.

34. As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.

35. And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan. (Now if you truly understand the word of God you will KNOW that the ONLY Sabbath that will be KEPT during the SEVENTH 1000 year day of REST will be the feast of Tabernacles, because all the other six feast days will have been fulfilled AT the second coming of Jesus EXCEPT for the feast of tabernacles, which is fulfilled by Almighty God HIMSELF coming down from heaven AFTER his SEVENTH day of REST during the 1000 year reign of his SON Jesus.)

36. Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah.”



God commanded the children of Israel to REST on the SEVENTH day to REMEMBER how God brought them out of bondage in the land of Egypt. Another meaning of the word “PROVE” is to assay, which means to test by trials. So BEFORE God engraved his LAWS in STONE with his very own finger he PROVED the children of ISRAEL by giving them ONE commandment or one ORDINANCE of HOW to KEEP the Sabbath day of REST knowing that they would break this ONE first commandment or ORDINANCE he gave them, which was NOT to keep any bread unto the next day, but only gather what they could eat before the morning had ended, which meant they were to eat ALL they gathered that morning before the sun grew hot.

So again, the handwriting contained in ORDINANCES that was AGAINST the children of Israel, which none of the father's of Israel nor the disciple of Jesus, who said that they were NOT able to keep is the HOW TO KEEP the TEN commandments, the DIETARY laws, the YEARLY feast days, the MONTHLY new moon days, AND the WEEKLY Sabbath days.

But Jesus said to come unto HIM and HE would give us REST for HIS yoke is EASY and a light burden. The commandments of Jesus are NOT grievous, because HE does the WORK as we REST in his promises he gave to us, which he received of his Father to give to us.

So then the greatest commandment is to LOVE God.

And HOW do we love God under the NEW covenant?

First by BELIEVING on his SON Jesus and obey the WORDS of his Son or the commandments of his Son, or the teachings of his Son, or the ORDINANCES of his Son Jesus, which are the HOW to keep the TEN commandments of God. So then by keeping the FIRST commandment of Jesus we are keeping the first FOUR commandment of the OLD covenant, and by keeping the SECOND commandment of Jesus we are keeping ALL the MORAL law of God.  And by loving one another as ourselves we are keeping FAR MORE moral laws than the children of Israel were ever commanded to keep in the SIX moral laws of the TEN commandments.

In keeping the ORDINANCES of HOW to keep the MORAL law of God we learn to keep the LEAST commandments as well and many more MORAL commandments NOT listed in the SIX moral commandments listed in the TEN commandments.

BETTER covenant, BETTER promises, EASIER to keep, so I implore you dear child of God to LEARN of Jesus and HE will give you HIS REST.


Thanks for reading and my God bless you richly to enter into his TRUE REST in Jesus so that you will NOT be cut off from among his people.

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Mark.


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