SABBATH TRUTH! REMEMBER THE SABBATH!

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SABBATH TRUTH!

REMEMBER THE SABBATH TO KEEP IT HOLY



Remember the Sabbath to keep IT HOLY! This is one of the most widely used verses among Saturday, seventh day of the week, Sabbath keeping church denominations.

They use this verse to teach that all Christians must keep Saturday, the seventh day of the week, HOLY in order to please God. Some even teach that Christians are sinning by NOT keeping Saturday, the SEVENTH day of the week, as the Jews under the old covenant, resting from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday.

But does Exodus 20:8 teach us, as Christians, that WE must REMEMBER to keep Saturday, the seventh DAY of the week, HOLY from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday in order to please God?

They also teach that Exodus 20:8 proves that ALL of mankind were ALREADY keeping the Sabbath to rest on the SEVENTH day from Adam, because God sanctified  the SEVENTH day in Genesis 2:1-3.

So then, does Exodus 20:8 prove that all of mankind KEPT the seventh day holy all the way back to Adam, because this verse says REMEMBER the Sabbath day inferring that they had to have already been keeping the Sabbath day from Adam in order for them to REMEMBER the Sabbath. They say things like, I mean HOW can you REMEMBER something that you have never been taught.

So then, in the mind of Saturday, seventh day of the week Sabbath keepers, this verse means to them that all of mankind kept the Sabbath all the way back to Adam in the garden of Eden. But what does the Bible ITSELF teach us that this verse means when it is correctly interpreted in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. The word remember also means to PERCEIVE or to DISCERN. Granted, it does mean remember when Moses TAUGHT you HOW to REST on the seventh day when you gathered Manna in the wilderness, but the Hebrew word also means to DISCERN, as in, discern the SIGN of the weekly Sabbath rest that points to Messiah Jesus to rest in him as your HOLINESS. Please read the study “WHAT DOES EXODUS 16:28-30 TRULY MEAN?” 


Exodus 20:8.


Remember the Sabbath day, to keep IT HOLY.”


When we interpret scripture in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God we understand that the Sabbath was given as a SIGN to the children of Israel for THEM to REMEMBER something.

What does the word “SIGN” mean? One of the meanings of the word “sign” is that it it a signal, as in, a flag or a beacon. In other words, God is waving a flag in front of the children of Israel every time they kept and still do keep the Sabbath day saying to them, Remember the Sabbath day, to keep IT HOLY.

Now this does not make much sense to us English speaking people as to what God is saying, because most of us do not speak Hebrew or Greek. So it does not make sense to US, until we read the LITERAL translation of Exodus 20:8. 


Here is the LITERAL translation of Exodus 20:8.


TO remember DAY of the SABBATH to to hallow HIM.”


Now when I first read this verse in the literal I thought it ODD to say “TO remember”, and then called the Sabbath day a “HIM”, so I read the verse before verse 8 and then it all made sense to me. You see verse 7 and verse 8 are connected, they go together as one prophecy of Jesus.

We will get into this in a moment, but first I want to expound some more on verse 8. The word “hollow” means to HONOR as being HOLY, pure, clean, without sin. Now let us read the literal translation with this definition of the word hollow inserted into the verse in place of the word “hollow”.


“TO remember DAY of the SABBATH to HONOR HIM as being HOLY.”


So WHO is the HIM that God wants the children of Israel to HONOR as being the Holy one of Yahweh? I want you to now think of the Sabbath as being a SIGN pointing to JESUS, the Son of MAN, as our SABBATH, as being HOLY and without sin. Let now us read verse 8 with this in mind.


TO remember DAY of Jesus the Son of MAN to HONOR HIM as being HOLY.”


Now will all of this in mind let us now read verses 7 and 8 together.               


Exodus 20:7,8.


You shall not take the NAME of the LORD your God in VAIN (Or for FUTILITY); for the LORD will NOT hold him guiltless that takes his NAME in VAIN (Or for FUTILITY)

8. TO remember DAY of Jesus the Son of MAN to HONOR HIM as being HOLY.”


This can also mean that we honor Jesus as being HOLINESS to us. The NAME Jesus or Yeshua means the SALVATION OF Yahweh. Jesus came in the NAME OF Yahweh. And most of the Jews took Yahweh's NAME in VAIN by rejecting the ONLY NAME given among mankind whereby we MUST be saved. The NAME of Jesus did NOT profit them NOT being mixed with FAITH.

The word vain means without effect, to no avail, not producing the intended purpose, futile, ineffectual, having no useful result, of no profit, and untrustworthy. In other words, the NAME of Jesus is indeed TRUSTWORTHY, but to take the NAME of Jesus in VAIN is the same as saying that the name of Jesus is NOT thrust worthy ENOUGH, so you have to ADD works to make your OWN self holy and pleasing to God.

The Roman Catholic church ADDED many traditions of MEN as works in order to be saved that are taught NO where in the Bible ITSELF. And SOME in the early church were ADDING the LAW of Moses as being required to be kept in order to be saved.

Jesus said to the Jews, who were searching the scriptures THINKING that they would find ETERNAL LIFE in the LAW and the prophets, and was basically saying to them that they did not remember DAY of Jesus, the Son of MAN, to HONOR HIM as being HOLY. Jesus said to them that the scriptures spoke of HIM. Many or most of the Jews took Yahweh's NAME in VAIN by NOT recognizing their Messiah and thus NOT believing and trusting on the ONLY NAME given among mankind whereby we MUST be saved.


Isaiah 30:27,28.


Behold, the NAME of the LORD comes from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire: (This is speaking of the second coming of Jesus)

28. And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.”


Blessed is HE who comes in the NAME of the Lord!

The disciples and followers of Jesus, who did believe on the NAME of the Lord and did NOT take Yahweh's NAME in VAIN, laid palm branches down for their King to ride upon.


Matthew 21:7-9.


And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set HIM (Jesus their Messiah, their DELIVERER) thereon.

8. And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.

9. And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is HE that comes in the NAME of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.”


BUT to those Jews, who did NOT believe and trust in the NAME of the Lord, and thus took Yahweh's NAME in VAIN, Jesus said to THEM.


Matthew 23:36-39.


Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.

37. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them which are sent unto YOU, how often would I have gathered YOUR children together, even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and YOU would NOT! (You would not believe the prophets, who spoke of ME and you take the NAME of Yahweh in VAIN by rejecting the Lord of the SABBATH sent to give you REST!)

38. Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.

39. For I say unto you, You shall not see me (or truly understand WHO I am) henceforth, TILL you shall SAY Blessed is he that comes in the NAME of the Lord.”


Jesus was saying to these Jews that they have taken the NAME of Yahweh in VAIN and that they need to REPENT and HONOR the NAME of Jesus or Yeshua as HOLY unto the Lord. Jesus is the HOLY one of Yahweh whom HE has given as the ONLY NAME under heaven whereby mankind MUST be saved.


Please read Isaiah 52:6,7.


Therefore my people shall know my NAME: therefore, they shall know in that day that I am he that does speak: behold, it is I. (The doctrine or teaching that Jesus taught IS Yahweh's doctrine or teaching whom Yahweh HIMSELF is speaking through his Son Jesus. The Jews THOUGHT that they had eternal life by obeying the law of Moses and they did not SEE or understand that the law and the prophets spoke of JESUS, the NAME of Yahweh's SALVATION, the ONLY NAME that can SAVE them and they took the Lord's NAME in VAIN by rejecting Jesus or Yeshua and their Messiah)

7. How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of HIM that brings good tidings ( Speaking of the good news, the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ, who gave us Yahweh's WORDS, all the words we need to obtain eternal life in the world to come), that publishes peace; that brings good tidings of good, that publishes SALVATION; that says unto Zion, Your God reigns!”


The word “REMEMBER” the Sabbath also means to CONSIDER, to recount, to THINK ON this day. Moses told the children of Israel to REMEMBER this DAY, the day that you came OUT of BONDAGE from the land of Egypt.


Exodus 13:3.


And Moses said unto the people, REMEMBER THIS DAY, in which you CAME OUT from Egypt, OUT of the house of BONDAGE; for BY strength of hand the LORD brought you OUT from this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten.”


God wants the children of Israel to REMEMBER, or call to mind the DAY that HE brought them out of BONDAGE, but not so much a day of the year, but rather WHO was their DELIVERER. God wants Israel to see that THEY cannot SAVE THEMSELVES by the OWN good works of righteousness. The keeping of the fourth commandment was a SIGN for THEM to REMEMBER that Yahweh is their DELIVERER. And the HAND of Yahweh back then was Moses who is a type of figure of Jesus as being the HAND of Yahweh to deliver the children of Israel from the bondage of sin in the world. Egypt is a type of figure of the world and the bondage of sin that is in this present world. So God wants the children of Israel to remember the Sabbath rest, as in, to DISCERN the SIGN of the Sabbath as point to Jesus and the New PERPETUAL COVENANT establish in the shed blood of Jesus.

Let us now read Exodus 20:8 being left in it's CONTEXT to see WHAT God desires the children of Israel to REMEMBER.


Exodus 20:1-8.


And God spoke all these words, saying,

2. I am the LORD your God, which have brought you OUT of the land of Egypt, OUT of the house of BONDAGE.

3. You shall have no other gods before me.

4. You shall not make unto 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 water under the earth:

5. You shall not bow down yourself to 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;

6. And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

7. You shall not take the NAME of the LORD your God in VAIN; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his NAME in VAIN.(Remember that verse 7 and 8 go together, as in, ONE commandment to NOT deny or reject the NAME of Yahweh, who is Jesus, the Messiah)

8. Remember (Or DISCERN) the Sabbath day, to keep it (HIM) holy.”


Remember the LITERAL translation along with the meanings or the words hollow and vain that I gave to you.


Here is the LITERAL translation Exodus 20:7,8.


You shall not take the NAME of the LORD your God in VAIN (Or for FUTILITY); for the LORD will NOT hold him guiltless that takes his NAME in VAIN (Or for FUTILITY)

8. TO remember DAY of Jesus the Son of MAN to to HONOR HIM as being HOLY.”


This is what God wants the children of Israel to REMEMBER, to CONSIDER, to THINK upon, to REALIZE, to make of, to figure out, to OBSERVE. God desires Israel to HIM, their DELIVERER, who would deliver them OUT of the BONDAGE of SIN to CEASE from their OWN works of righteous in the DAY that the Messiah would come, who is their TRUE Sabbath rest. Let us read Deuteronomy 5:12, which teaches us of the REASON of WHY God gave the Sabbath to the CHILDREN of ISRAEL for THEM to keep throughout THEIR GENERATIONS.


Deuteronomy 5:12.


And REMEMBER that you were a servant (A SLAVE in BONDAGE) in the land of Egypt, AND 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 of the Lord your God DELIVERING YOU out of BONDAGE) the LORD your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.”


In other words, God is saying to the children of Israel, I have commanded you O Israel to keep my Sabbath to OBSERVE my Sabbath for you to THINK upon WHY I gave you the SABBATH. God is saying to them that he wants them OBSERVE or to MAKE OF TO WHOM the SIGN of the Sabbath is pointing.

The word “OBSERVE” means to pay close attention to something. 


The LITERAL translation of Exodus 31:16 reads.


And they KEEP the sons of Israel the Sabbath to to MAKE OF the Sabbath...”


Now to most all Christians, who are not Saturday, seventh day of the week Sabbath keeping Christians, we clearly see that Paul teaches us that the weekly Sabbaths were are SHADOW pointing to JESUS as the body or the substance of the reason of WHY the Sabbath was given to the children of Israel.

But the seventh day of the week Sabbath keeping Christians try and REASON AWAY the clear, plain, and simple meaning of Colossians 2:8-17 by arguing that the Sabbath days in verse 16 do NOT refer to the weekly Sabbath but refer to the YEARLY feast day Sabbath days.

In other words, they read INTO Colossians 2:8-17 what they NEED those verses to say or mean in order to try and support their teaching that all Christians must keep SATURDAY, the seventh day of the week as the Jews to rest from Friday sunset to Saturday sunset lest they SIN by breaking the FOURTH commandment.

They have failed to DISCERN that the Sabbath is a CEREMONIAL commandment and NOT a MORAL commandment. They have failed to DISCERN that the Sabbath was a SHADOW pointing to JESUS, who has become OUR SABBATH REST under the NEW covenant by our FAITH in Jesus as our DELIVERED from the BONDAGE of SIN. And They have failed to DISCERN that the FOURTH commandment ITSELF was NOT abolished and that it was only ORDINANCES contained IN the FOURTH commandment that Jesus abolished and nailed to the cross. 

But we who KNOW the REASON of the SHADOWS do not KEEP the SHADOWS, but rather. we keep the TRUE in which the SHADOWS were pointing.

The feast of the Passover pointed to JESUS and by our FAITH in Jesus we no longer keep the SHADOW. Jesus IS our PASSOVER.

The law of circumcision in the FLESH point to JESUS cutting away SIN out of our flesh. So by our FAITH in Jesus setting us free from sin we no longer keep the SHADOW. Jesus IS of CIRCUMCISION not made with hands.

The keeping of the Sabbath, the fourth commandment, was a SHADOW point to JESUS as the ENTRANCE into the TRUE seventh day of our ETERNAL REST. So now that we know the REASON of why the Sabbath was given were do not kep the SHADOW, we keep the TRUE SABBATH by our FAITH in Jesus that we have ENTERED INTO HIS REST by our CEASING from our OWN works of righteousness to become HIS workmanship to do good works. Jesus IS our SABBATH REST.

To us who know the truth it makes NO sense for Paul to list FOUR things or five things depending on how you count what he listed, and then to interpret the FOURTH thing to be the exact SAME thing as the SECOND thing on the list of those FOUR things Paul listed. I mean why would Paul list the SAME thing TWICE when he is talking about ALL of the Sabbaths of Yahweh. That would be like saying that the dietary laws, and the yearly feast days, and the new moon festivals. and the yearly feasts days are SHADOWS, according to the way that all seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians INTERPRET this passage of Scripture in Colossians 2:14-17.

Here is what I mean by this. Paul listed FOUR things that we who believe that Jesus is our Sabbath rest are told to not allow others to judge us for NOT keeping.


Please read Colossians 2:16,17.


Let no man, therefore, judge you in (#1.) meat, or in drink (The dietary laws written in the Old Testament under the OLD covenant), or (#2.) in respect of an holy day (The YEARLY feast day Sabbaths), or (#3.) of the new moon (The MONTHLY festivals), or (#4.) of the Sabbath days (The WEEKLY Sabbath days, which is the ONLY thing left on the LIST of DAYS that the children of Israel were commanded to keep throughout THEIR GENERATIONS):

17. Which are a SHADOW of things to come; but the BODY (or the substance of the TRUE to which the shadow is pointing) is of Christ.”


In other words, to most Christians it make NO SENSE to us that Paul word LIST FOUR different things that are SHADOWS pointing to Jesus and then to INTERPRET that #4. as actually  being #2, and then argue that Paul really meant to list only THREE things.

Now every HONEST seventh day of the week Sabbath keeping Christian will tell you that when the DAYS that the children of Israel were commanded to keep were LISTED in the Old Testament, then the Sabbath days ALWAYS spoke of the WEEKLY Sabbath days and NOT the YEARLY Sabbath days as they CLAIM that Paul is teaching us in Colossians 8-17.

Please consider these seven Old Testament passages of scripture giving us the SAME LIST that Paul gave to us in Colossians 2:8-17. but what some Christians CLAIM that the Sabbath days does NOT mean the WEEKLY Sabbath days and dogmatically demand that they mean the YEARLY Sabbath days. Keep in mind that these following five Old Testament verses do not LIST the DIETARY laws so they will have only THREE things listed:


1 Chronicles 23:31.


And to offer all burnt sacrifices unto the LORD in the (#1.) Sabbaths (The WEEKLY Sabbaths), in the (#2.) new moons (the MONTHLY festivals), and on the (#3.) set feasts (The YEARLY feast day Sabbaths), by number, according to the order commanded unto them, continually before the LORD:”


So then does 1 Chronicles 23:31 teach us that #1, is NOT the WEEKLY Sabbath days and is the exact same as #3 the YEARLY feast days? Be HONEST with yourself and with God! Is God really saying in the set feast Sabbaths, in the new moon and on the set feasts? NO! Absolutely NOT! So why try and FORCE Colossians 2:4-17 to means the dietary laws, the set feasts, the new moons and the set feasts?

I will tell you why. It is because all seventh DAY of the weekly Sabbath DAY keepers NEED the word Sabbaths of not mean the weekly Sabbath day lest they be found making a LIE. And hopefully not intentionally making a lie. But a false doctrine is a lie whether or not one knows that they are teaching a false doctrine.


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 show bread, and for the burnt offerings morning and evening, (#1.) on the Sabbaths (The WEEKLY Sabbath days), and (#2.) on the new moons (The MONTHLY festivals), and (#3.) on the solemn feasts of the LORD our God (The YEARLY feast days). This is an ORDINANCE for ever (Or this is and ordinance for an AGE) TO ISRAEL.”


So then, does 2 Chronicles 2:4 teach us that #1, is NOT the WEEKLY Sabbath days and is the exact same as #3 the YEARLY feast days? Be HONEST with yourself and with God! Why would God say on the Sabbaths of the solemn feasts in #1 and then repeat the SAME thing is #3 to say AND on the solemn feasts of the Lord?


2 Chronicles 8:13.


Even after a certain rate every day, offering according to the commandment of Moses, on (#1.) the Sabbaths (The WEEKLY Sabbath days), and on (#2.) the new moons (The MONTHLY festivals), and on (#3.) the solemn feasts, three times in the YEAR, even in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles (The YEARLY feast days).”


So then, does 2 Chronicles 8:13 teach us that #1, is NOT the WEEKLY Sabbath days and is the exact same as #3 the YEARLY feast days? Be HONEST with yourself and with God! It is blatantly clear that the solemn feasts are the three yearly Sabbaths so what are the Sabbath in #1? If you are honest with yourself and with God then you will say that the Sabbaths in #1 are the WEEKLY Sabbath days and NOT the yearly feast day Sabbaths.


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 (#1.) Sabbaths (The WEEKLY Sabbaths), and (#2.) for the new moons (The MONTHLY festivals), and (#3.). for the set feasts (The YEARLY feast days), as it is written in the law of the LORD.”


So then does 2 Chronicles 31:3 teach us that #1, is NOT the WEEKLY Sabbath days and is the exact same as #3 the YEARLY feast days? Be HONEST with yourself and with God! What OTHER Sabbaths were there other than the WEEKLY Sabbaths, and the yearly feast day Sabbaths? NONE! And therefore, the Sabbath is Colossians 2:14-17 is the WEEKLY Sabbath days that Jesus nailed to the cross. Not the Sabbath REST itself, but rather, the ordinances contained in the fourth commandment were abolished and nailed to the cross. And to me, to KEEP that which Jesus NAILED to the cross is NOT pleasing to God and to His son, Jesus.


Nehemiah 10:33.


For the show bread, and for the continual meat offering, and for the continual burnt offering, (#1.) of the Sabbaths (The WEEKLY Sabbath days)(#2.) of the new moons (The MONTHLY festivals)(#3.) 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.”


So then, does 1 Chronicles 23:31 teach us that #1, is NOT the WEEKLY Sabbath days and is the exact same as #3 the YEARLY feast days? Be HONEST with yourself and with God!


Ezekiel 45:17.


And it shall be the prince's part to give burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and drink offerings, (#1.) in the feasts (The YEARLY feast days), and (#2.) in the new moons (The MONTHLY festivals), and (#3.) 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, does Ezekiel 45:17 teach us that #3, is NOT the WEEKLY Sabbath days and is the exact same as #1 the YEARLY feast days? Be HONEST with yourself and with God! Then why try and force the Sabbaths in Colossians 2:14-17 to NOT mean the WEEKLY Sabbath days when ALL these Old Testament verses of Scripture CLEARLY mean THREE DIFFERENT things that are NOT the SAME things.


Hosea 2:11.


I will also cause all her mirth to CEASE(#1.) her feast days (Israel's YEARLY feast days)(#2.) her new moons (Israel's MONTHLY festivals), and (#3.) her Sabbaths (Israels's WEEKLY Sabbath days), and ALL her solemn feasts.


In other words, Yahweh is saying that He will cause ALL of Israel's CEREMONIAL observances of CELEBRATION to Yahweh including the celebrating of the observing of Saturday, the seventh day of the week, will I, Yahweh cause to CEASE.  So then, does Hosea 2:11 teach us that #3, is NOT the WEEKLY Sabbath days and is the exact same as #1 the YEARLY feast days? Be HONEST with yourself and with God!

Now if you are honest with yourself and with God, then you will agree that in all seven of these Old Testament verses that term Sabbath days ALWAYS refers to the WEEKLY Sabbath days and NOT to the YEARLY feast day Sabbaths. Paul was simply QUOTING these Old Testament verses in Colossians 2:8-17 calling them a SHADOWS that were fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Yahweh caused ALL these solemn observances to CEASE at the cross just as he prophesied in Hosea 2:11.

Now after a seventh day of the week Sabbath keeper came to realize this TRUTH and finally admitted to himself that the Sabbath days in Colossians 2:16 did indeed refer to the WEEKLY Sabbath days, he still yet tried to REASON away this TRUTH by arguing the phrase “ARE shadows of things TO COME” saying that it was YET FUTURE and therefore he rationalized to himself that Christians must still keep the Sabbath because the shadow was point to sometime in the FUTURE that we will one day no longer have to keep the seventh day of the week.

THINK this through for YOURSELF dear child of God, Paul was NOT teaching us to not allow others to judge us for something in the FUTURE that is YET to come. Paul said that these SHADOWS were nailed to the CROSS. Jesus is not going to die on the cross again in the future. This brother's argument was his last desperate attempt to cling to what his church denomination taught him to believe. He SAW the TRUTH, but he could not accept it as the truth, because of what his church denomination had dogmatically demand that he must believe if he wanted to receive eternal life in the world to come. FEAR kept him in BONDAGE to the OLD covenant that God REPLACED with HIS NEW covenant written in the NEW Testament.

Let us read the whole CONTEXT of verse 16,17 with you keeping in mind the five Old Testament verses you just read KNOWING that the Sabbath days in those verse clearly spoke of the WEEKLY Sabbath days and NOT the YEARLY Sabbath days.


Please read Colossians 2:8-17.


BEWARE (Paul starts out with a strong WARNING to BEWARE) lest any man spoil (Or ruin) you through philosophy and VAIN deceit (Or deception that will profit you NOTHING), after the tradition of men (Speaking of the man-made teachings COMBINING the OLD covenant with the NEW covenant CLAIMING that we must keep BOTH covenants), after the rudiments of the world, (The worldly or physical ceremonial services to God, such as resting on a DAY) and NOT after Christ.

9. For in him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. (Every thing we need to know and obey God gave to his Son Jesus to give to US to believe and OBEY)

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:(Now, clearly seeing that we ARE circumcises BY of FAITH being IN Jesus, then why is it so hard from some weekly Sabbath DAY keeping Christians to see that we ARE keeping the FOURTH commandment BY our FAITH IN Jesus as our TRUE Sabbath REST? Being circumcised to some Jewish Christians early on in the early church was a MUST in order to be saved and it took much disputing before some saw the TRUTH that Jesus became our TRUE CIRCUMCISION not made with hands, and that the law of circumcision given to Abraham and then again in the law of Moses was a SHADOW pointing to JESUS our true circumcision not made with hands)

12. Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye 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, hath 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.

16. Let no man therefore judge you in (#1.) meat, or in drink (The DIETARY laws written in the Old Testament under the OLD covenant), or (#2.) in respect of an holy day (The YEARLY feast days), or (#3.) of the new moon (The MONTHLY festivals), or (#4.) of the Sabbath days: (The WEEKLY Sabbath days. Clearly, s#4 here is NOT #2 above that has already been listed. To INTERPRET the #4, the WEEKLY Sabbaths, as being #2. the YEARLY Sabbaths is TWISTING the Scriptures to fit ones OWN private interpretation. ALL the Sabbaths, yearly, monthly AND WEEKLY Sabbath's has Yahweh cause to CEASE at the CROSS, according to Hosea 2:11)

17. Which are a SHADOW of things to come; but the BODY (or the reality of the TRUE SPIRITUAL purpose of the physical keeping of DAYS) is of Christ.”


Paul was concerned that he preached to some Christians, who were in Galatia the gospel of Jesus Christ in VAIN, because they went back to observing or keeping DAYS by esteeming one day above other days whether they were a day of the week, month or year.


Please read Galatians 4:3-11.


Even so we, when WE were children, were in BONDAGE under the elements of the world:(The word translated as world here also means system and the context is speaking of the BONDAGE of the OLD covenant observing the elements of service to God keeping the weekly Sabbaths, the monthly new moon festivals, and the yearly feast days)

4. BUT when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, (The law was added UNTIL the promise of the SEED came. Jesus is that SEED. The Law was a schoolmaster leading the children of Israel to their Messiah, Jesus the Son of the living God. And by the word law it should be clear that Paul is NOT talking about the MORAL law of God. It should be clear that Paul is only talking about the ORDINANCE contained IN the CEREMONIAL commandments. And the FOURTH commandment IS a ceremonial law of commandment contained in ORDINANCES. Please read the study WHAT DOES CONTAINED IN ORDINANCES TRULY MEAN?)

5. To REDEEM them (To purchase or buy back them) that were under the law, that WE might receive the adoption of sons. (The Gentiles were never UNDER the law, but some of the Gentiles Christians we bewitched, beguiled, subverted, deceived by vain deceit, and even compelled to keep the law of Moses in order to be saved. And this is what Paul was fighting against contending for the TRUTH that was given to him by Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit.)

6. And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

7. Wherefore you are NO MORE a servant (To the LAW under the OLD covenant), but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.(To serve the law of righteousness through the law of FAITH under the NEW covenant where the SPIRIT of the law is keep and the LETTER of the law is NO LONGER kept.)

8. Howbeit then, when you knew not God (Or when you read the Old Testament being VEILED speaking to the Jews they did services to God not know the reason of those services, and speaking to the Gentiles who did not know God at all he says), you did service unto them which by nature are no gods. (Paul is talking to both Gentile and Jewish Christians. He started out including himself saying WE were in BONDAGE and in verse 8 he seems to be addressing the Gentile Christians as well)

9. But now, AFTER that you have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn you again to the weak and beggarly ELEMENTS (wherein WE were in BONDAGE), whereunto you desire again to be in BONDAGE? (then in the next verse Paul tells us WHAT that bondage was so there is NO INTERPRETATION needed to know that the BONDAGE Paul is speaking about here is the keeping of DAYS, including the keeping of the weekly Sabbath DAYS)

10. You observe (#1.) DAYS(The WEEKLY Sabbath days) and (#2.) MONTHS(The MONTHLY festivals of the new moons) and times, and (#3.) YEARS(The YEARLY feast days)

11. I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labor in VAIN.”


Even after all this SOUND Biblical evidence some still argue that God gave the keeping of the Sabbath to ALL of mankind BEFORE the LAW of Moses and therefore Paul could not possibly be speaking of the WEEKLY Sabbath.

Please my dear brothers ans sisters in the Lord do not take the NAME of Jesus in VAIN by rejecting his COMPLETE work of salvation. Jesus IS our SABBATH rest. The WHOLE of scripture pints to JESUS, the ONLY NAME under heaven given among mankind whereby we MUST be saved.

I implore you to read Deuteronomy 5:1-22 with OPEN eyes allow the Holy Spirit to show you the TRUTH that God gave the keeping of DAYS including the Sabbath day, the seventh DAY of the week to the CHILDREN of ISRAEL ONLY for THEM to keep throughout THEIR GENERATIONS and that God did NOT give the keeping of the weekly Sabbath day to Adam in Genesis 2:1-3 like your church denomination has dogmatically demanded that you believe lest you be dis-fellow shipped if you question their authority and man-made church doctrine.


Deuteronomy 5:1-22.


And Moses called ALL 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.

2. The LORD our God made a covenant with us IN Horeb. (Or on Mount Sinai)

3. The LORD made NOT this covenant with our fathers, but with us, EVEN US, who are ALL of us here alive THIS DAY. (This ONE verse of Scripture proves that the keeping of the weekly Sabbath DAY was NOT given to Adam at creation week or any other human being. The keeping of the weekly Sabbath was NOT even given to any of the children of Israel UNTIL AFTER God led them out of bondage in the land of Egypt by His HAND. And Yahweh used Moses to deliver the children of Israel which is a figure of Jesus being the HAND of Yahweh to deliver them from the BONDAGE of their SINS)

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 thy God, which brought YOU out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. (And this is the WHOLE point of WHY the law was added or given to the children of Israel. God wants them to see that HE is their DELIVERER and that he will deliver them again by his right ARM speaking of his SON Jesus or Yeshua that means the SALVATION OF Yahweh the NAME of the Lord, which most of Israel took in VAIN by rejecting the only NAME given to mankind whereby we MUST be saved)

7. You shall have none other gods before me. (Except MY God, MY King, MY Lord, MY Christ. MY SON whom I have anointed and appointed as your deliverer, your Messiah to rule over your FOR me during MY day of REST the SEVENTH 1000 year long day of the Lord.)

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. (The early church and most all Christians today are KEEPING Yahweh's commandments to HONOR his SON Jesus to NOT take Yahweh's NAME in VAIN)

11. You shall not take the NAME of the LORD your God in VAIN: for the LORD will NOT hold him guiltless that takes his NAME in VAIN. (So then, are you taking Yahweh's NAME in VAIN by NOT RESTING in His NAME, His SON Jesus as your SABBATH REST by desiring to be in BONDAGE of observing or keeping DAYS?)

12. Keep the Sabbath day to sanctify it (HIM), as the LORD your God has commanded you.

13. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work:

14. But the seventh day (Symbolically speaking of the seventh 1000 year long day, the Millennium, the next age, the 1000 year reign of Jesus ruling and reigning FOR Yahweh during HIS SEVENTH day of REST) 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 (Or REMEMBER that you were a SLAVE in BONDAGE) in the land of Egypt, AND that the LORD your God brought you OUT thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out ARM: (And Jesus is the ARM of Yahweh who will rule FOR Yahweh during the Seventh 1000 year long Sabbath REST OF Yahweh) THEREFORE  (Or for this very REASON is WHY) the LORD your God commanded YOU (The CHILDREN of ISRAEL) to keep the Sabbath DAY. (Again, the keeping of the Sabbath DAY was a SIGN of keeping this OLD covenant pointing to Jesus as the SIGN of keeping the NEW PERPETUAL COVENANT established in his shed blood)

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 neighbor's.

22. THESE (Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus) WORDS (The words of the hidden prophecies of Jesus in the Old Testament Scriptures) 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.”


Even without the hidden untranslated Aleph and the Tav, the FIRST and the LAST letters of the Hebrew alphabet, Deuteronomy 5:1-22 proves to all with eyes to see and ears to hear God gave the Sabbath to the children of Israel for the FIRST time. And thus, before this time that God gave the keeping of the weekly Sabbath day ONLY to the children of Israel for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations as SIGN for a PERPETUAL COVENANT no man from Adam to that time in mount Horeb ever kept the Sabbath day.

This ONE fact should raise a RED FLAG to you that ALL seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians have been LIED to by your church denomination. Perhaps not deliberately or intentionally, but none the less you were taught a LIE when they taught you that God gave the Sabbath to Adam to WRONGLY teach that command to keep the weekly the Sabbath came BEFORE the law.

Jesus said that he IS the FIRST and the LAST. And when you translate the untranslated Hebrew letters that are IN the original Hebrew text to mean Messiah Jesus, then you can clearly see that the weekly Sabbath DAY is a SHADOW pointing to Jesus as our TRUE Sabbath REST. You can read more about the Aleph and the Tav in the studies that I have listed under the one link or heading called >>>WHAT IS THE TRUE SABBATH?<<<  Also, you can learn the truth about the early church NOT keeping the weekly Sabbath DAY on the seventh day of the week at this link, DID THE EARLY CHURCH KEEP THE WEEKLY SABBATH DAY?

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


Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.

 

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