Dd-71. JESUS WORDS ONLY SABBATH TRUTH!


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Dd-71. JESUS WORDS ONLY SABBATH TRUTH!


What did Jesus HIMSELF teach us that we must do in order to receive eternal life in the world to come?

One day a young man came up to Jesus and asked him a very specific direct question saying, “What MUST I DO to receive ETERNAL LIFE?” And here are the Words of Jesus ONLY in answering this man's question of what we MUST DO in order to receive eternal life in the world to come


Please read Matthew 19:16-21.


“And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I DO, that I may have eternal life?

17.  And he said unto him, Why call you me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but IF you will enter into life, KEEP the commandments.

18. He said unto him, WHICH? (Please notice that Jesus was asked TWO questions: the first question was what must I DO in order to receive eternal life in the world to come? And Jesus answered, “If you want to receive eternal life in the world to come, then you MUST KEEP the COMMANDMENTS.” And then the young man point blank asked Jesus the very SPECIFIC question of WHICH commandments must I KEEP in order to receive eternal life in the world to come? And) Jesus said #1. You shall do no murder, #2. You shall not commit adultery, #3. You shall not steal, #4. You shall not bear false witness,

19. #5. (You shall) Honor your father and your mother: and, #6. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. (So then, according to Jesus Words ONLY, Jesus HIMSELF clearly and plainly teaches us FOUR commandments that are shall NOT DO commandments and TWO commandments that are SHALL DO commandments that we MUST keep in order to receive eternal life in the world to come. That is a total of SIX commandments. But obviously, the young man do not TRULY BELIEVE Jesus that this was all that he had to do in order to receive eternal life in the world to come because he felt that he had to EARN eternal life by doing much MORE than just SIX MORAL commandments)

20. The young man said unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what LACK I yet? (Jesus saw his PRIDE and arrogance of BOASTING in this young man. Jesus saw his UNBELIEF in what Jesus had just told him. Jesus saw the young man’s OWN self-righteousness to EARN eternal life. Again, Jesus already told him what he MUST DO in order to receive eternal life in the world to come, which were SIX commandments that are not grievous to bear, But the young man was in unbelief and did not TRULY BELIEVE the words of Jesus. Also, please notice that all six of these MUST DO commandments were all MORAL commandments. But this young man wanted to prove that he was BETTER than everyone else. So he mocked Jesus, saying surely there must be more than just these six MORAL commandments, I mean surely master, I must be required do more than just keep these six MORAL commandments to be worthy to receive eternal life? And here is what Jesus answered his prideful arrogant request with what Jesus perceived would be IMPOSSIBLE for this young man to do)

21. Jesus said unto him, If you will be PERFECT, go and sell that you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.”


In other words, if you want MORE than just eternal life in the world to come, like eternal life is not good enough for you, and you want to be PERFECT, then go and SELL ALL that you have and give it all away to the poor, so you can follow Jesus in full-time ministry, and then you will have treasure in heaven.

Now this young man went away sad THINKING that he had to or that he MUST sell everything he had and give it all away to the poor and follow Jesus in full-time ministry in order to inherit just eternal life. But this is NOT what Jesus is saying.

What Jesus was saying is that if you want to EARN eternal life, then you MUST be PERFECT even as your Father in heaven is perfect, which is IMPOSSIBLE with MEN, but NOT with God when we do things God's WAY, which is to keep the NEW Covenant.

Jesus was the only one, who EARNED the RIGHT to be given eternal life by keeping ALL the law of God to the LETTER and even above and beyond what the law required. Even the disciples misunderstood what Jesus was saying and asked him WHO than CAN be saved? And here is the answer Jesus gave.


Matthew 19:22-30.


“But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. (This was MORE than the young man was able to bear. He was thinking I cannot do this, so now I am in fear that I will not receive eternal life)

23. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. (For you see, the rich “usually” do NOT esteem others BETTER than themselves. They “generally” do NOT give the majority of their wealth to help the poor)

24. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. (It is not the riches that keep rich people out of heaven, but rather, it is their LOVE for riches and their PRIDE that keeps them from following Jesus with a pure heart, to do whatever he asks them to do WITH the riches of this world that keeps them out of heaven) 

25. When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, WHO then can be SAVED

26. But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With MEN this is impossible, but with God all things are possible. (Jesus is saying that God is about to do a NEW THING in the earth and that this NEW THING will make it POSSIBLE for mankind to be SAVED without doing ANY works of the Law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES. Yahweh grew tired of the pride and BOASTING like this young man. You just read how he wanted to know what MORE he needed to do to prove he was worthy to receive eternal life by his own self righteousness. So from the cross onward, God made some CHANGES in the law, according to Hebrews 7:12. And thus, by the cross of Jesus, God made it IMPOSSIBLE for MAN to save himself by keeping all the laws of God that He gave to Moses to give only to the children of Israel for them to keep throughout their generations. BUT do not be discouraged, because WITH God it is not only possible to be saved, but it so much EASIER to be saved AND to receive eternal life in the world to come. Jesus is saying to us as Christians. “I spoke the TRUTH to this young man, saying that all he MUST DO was to keep those SIX MORAL commandments, which are NOT grievous at all to bear. I would never lie to anyone.” But yet the seventh DAY of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians do NOT truly believe the words of Jesus. And in Romans chapter 14, the Apostle Paul says they are WEAK in their faith because they fear that they must keep DAYS above other days and NOT eat meat. But the “Jesus ONLY” Christians REJECT the teachings of the Apostle Paul claiming that he is a self appointed false Apostle)

27. Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed you; what shall we have therefore? (It seem like they heard the word TREASURE in heaven and they wanted to know WHAT they would receive for giving everything up to follow Jesus in full-time ministry)

28. And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That you which have followed ME, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. (Now we will not sit specifically on those twelve thrones that are reserved for the 12 Apostles of Jesus, but we all will rule and reign WITH Jesus during the TRUE SEVENTH 1000 year long Day of the Lord. For you see, Jesus will rule FOR Yahweh as the Lord of the SABBATH while Almighty God the Father RESTS in or during the SEVENTH DAY of Yahweh’s Sabbath rest)

29. And everyone that has forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold AND shall inherit everlasting life. 

30. But many that are first shall be last, and the last shall be first.”


My point is that Jesus is NOT a LIAR! Jesus was asked point blank the very SPECIFIC question of WHICH COMMANDMENTS MUST be KEPT in order to receive ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come and Jesus listed SIX and ONLY SIX commandments, which were all MORAL commandments. Go back and read it again. Read ALL the gospels and you will not find ANYWHERE that Jesus HIMSELF taught us to keep the FOURTH commandment. In fact, the FOURTH commandment is the ONLY commandment that Jesus did NOT teach anywhere in the New Testament.

Yes, Jesus himself did indeed keep the Sabbath day as was his CUSTOM from childhood all the way up to his FIRST sermon right after his baptism. For you see, Jesus was born UNDER the OLD Covenant and being a JEW, Jesus did keep the Sabbath day as the Jews up to the time God commissioned him to begin his MINISTRY. From that time on Jesus taught the SPIRIT of why the Sabbath was given to Israel for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations.


Please read Luke 4:14-21.


“And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. 

15. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all. 

16. And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom WAS, he went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up for to read. (Before this time it WAS the custom of Jesus to keep the Sabbath as the Jews, for Jesus was a Jew, and like all Jews, it was their custom to read the Scriptures in the synagogue. But THIS Sabbath was DIFFERENT because this was the day that Jesus BEGAN his ministry that the Father had just commissioned or sent him to accomplish. Jesus was slowly revealing that he was the CHRIST, the ANOINTED one of God prophesied to come. In other words, Jesus BEGAN to tell the Jews WHO he is. Please pay close attention to what Jesus tells the Jews WHO he is.)

17. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias (Or Isaiah). And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, 

18. The Spirit of the Lord is upon ME because he has ANOINTED ME to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent ME (Or God has COMMISSIONED me. The Greek word translated as “SENT” means to GIVE POWER and authority to someone to accomplish the task that he or she was asked or given to accomplish. In other words, God ANOINTED Jesus with the Holy Spirit and POWER) to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, (The Greek word translated as “bruised” has two meanings. It means oppressed or HEAVY LADEN, but it also means the release of tears of joy of being set FREE. And to me, this speaks of true godly sorrow of repentance to receive the PEACE of God that passes all understanding that the weight of sin has been taking away)

19. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. 

20. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. 

21. And he BEGAN to say unto them, This day is this Scripture FULFILLED in your ears.” 



The Jews were searching the Scriptures THINKING that they would find eternal life in the keeping of the LETTER of the LAW, but Jesus said to them that the Scriptures spoke of HIM as being the FULFILLMENT of the PROPHECIES hidden in the Scriptures. In other words, at the very beginning of the ministry of Jesus he BEGAN to tell the Jews WHO he is. And Jesus said, “THIS DAY is this SCRIPTURE FULFILLED in your ears.” So Jesus is saying to us that he is the ONE who is PROPHESIED to come in the Scriptures. Jesus is the word of PROPHECY made flesh who God ANOINTED or COMMISSIONED to accomplish the WILL of his God and Father. Keep in mind that some of these same Jews heard John the Baptist preaching REPENTANCE from sins and to be baptized in water for the remission of sins. John the baptist also preached of one coming who is greater than himself.


Please read John 5:33-47.


“You sent unto John, and he bares witness unto the truth. (Or when you heard John the Baptist preaching repentance from sins you sent some to hear what he had to say and report back to you. Indeed John does bear witness of the truth that God is calling men to repentance, and I tell you that one greater than John is with you standing before you right now)

34. But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I SAY, (Or the words that I TEACH are so) THAT you might be SAVED

35. He (Speaking of John the Baptist) was a burning and a shining light: and you were willing for a season to REJOICE in his light. (Here we see that same release of joy to be set at LIBERTY that we saw in Luke 4:18)

36. But I have GREATER witness than that of John: for the works which the Father has given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father has sent me. 

37. And the Father himself, which has sent me, has borne witness of me. You have neither heard his voice at any time nor seen his shape. 

38. And you have NOT his word abiding in you: for (Or BECAUSE) whom he has sent, him you believe NOT. (Jesus is saying how he KNOWS that the word of God does NOT ABIDE in people. Jesus is saying it is NOT about how many verses you can quote or how many commandments you keep, but rather it is, do YOU KNOW that the LAW and the prophets speak of or PROPHESY of Jesus as being the Christ?)

39. SEARCH the Scriptures; for in them (Speaking of the Scriptures, the LAW, and the prophets) you THINK you have ETERNAL LIFE: and they (The Scriptures, the LAW and the prophets) are they which testify of ME

40. And you will not come to ME, that you might have LIFE

41. I receive not honor from men

42. But I know you, that you have not the love of God in you. 

43. I am come in my Father's NAME, (Or I have come in Yahweh's NAME. The NAME of Jesus or Yeshua means the salvation of Yahweh) and you receive me NOT: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive. (I believe that Jesus prophesied here about the coming of Muhammad to preach the faith of Islam. You see, not all Israel is Israel. There were two seed lines. There is the TRUE seed line through Jacob and ANOTHER seedline of Ishmael that is NOT of PROMISE that God made to Abraham. And I believe that Jesus perceived that these Jews were the seed of Ishmael and their descendants would follow Muhammad to form a new religion called Islam, which REJECTS Jesus as being the Son of the living God. And Jesus WARNS those who do NOT believe that he is the Christ, the SON of the living God shall die in their sins)

44. How can you believe, which receive honor one of another, (Speaking of men comparing themselves with each other by judging each other's works and boasting in their own good works esteeming themselves better than others) and seek not the honor that comes from God only

45. Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuses you, even Moses, in whom YOU TRUST

46. For HAD you believed Moses, (Or had you TRULY believed the prophecies of Moses hidden in the ORDINANCES that he wrote that were shadows, figures and signs that he wrote in the law, which point to ME, then) you would have believed ME: for he WROTE of ME. (Please read Deuteronomy 18:15-19. “The LORD your God will raise up unto you a Prophet from the midst of you, of your brethren, like unto me; unto HIM you shall hearken; 16.  According to all that you desire of the LORD your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire anymore, that I die not. 17. And the LORD said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken. 18.  I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto you, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. 19.  And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.” In other words, OBEY Jesus ONLY and NOT the LAW of Moses. For you see, Jesus did not teach us to obey ALL of the Law of Moses. But rather, Jesus told the young man to obey the SIX moral commandment o receive eternal life. This is like God comparing Moses o John the Baptist who would DECREASE while Jesus INCREASED. But the seventh DAY of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians do NOT believe the words of Jesus because they do not truly believe the words of Moses who PROPHESIED that if those who do NOT believe the words of Jesus, then God Himself would judge them asking WHY they did NOT believe my words that I gave to my Prophet Jesus to speak to them)

47. But if you believe NOT his writings (That PROPHESY of ME), how shall you believe MY WORDS?”


Jesus had another conversation in the next chapter of the gospel of John with the Jews, which finally got their attention, at least enough for them to ask him, WHAT WORKS must we do to work the WORKS OF God?


Please read John 6:27-29.


“Labor (Or WORK) not for the meat which perishes, but (Rather labor or WORK) for that meat which endures unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him has God the Father sealed. 

28. Then said they unto him, WHAT shall we DO, that we might WORK the WORKS OF God

29. Jesus answered and said unto them, THIS IS THE WORK OF God, that you BELIEVE ON HIM whom He has sent.” 



Again, the Greek word translated as “sent” here means to COMMISSION and not sent down from heaven. God prophesied that He would raise up a Prophet from among the BRETHREN. The prophecy in Isaiah 9:6,7 teaches us that a CHILD would be BORN first, and then that Son born of a women would be GIVEN, which is what we see as being FULFILLED in the New Testament. It was the Son of MAN who was lifted up on the cross. Isaiah goes on to teach us that WHEN the government shall be laid on his shoulder is when his NAME shall be called the Mighty God. And Phi;ippians 2:8-11 teaches us that God HIGHLY EXALTED the Son of MAN Jesus AFTER the cross and GAVE him a NEW NAME that is higher than any other NAME. Please read the three part study called O-14. When did Jesus Become God's Son? Part 1 But my main point right now is that the ONLY WORK God requires to be SAVED is to BELIEVE in His Son Jesus as your Lord and Savior that God raised up. 

Then we read in Matthew 17:4-9 where Peter wanted to build three tabernacles: one for Jesus, one for Elijah, and one for Moses and WHILE Peter was yet speaking these words Yahweh spoke from heaven saying THIS is MY BELOVED SON in whom I am well pleased, HEAR YOU HIM. I mean have you already forgotten what he has been teaching you that the prophets Elijah and Moses WROTE of HIM?


Matthew 17:4-9.


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

5. While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is MY beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; HEAR YOU HIM

6. And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face and were sore afraid.

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

8. And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus ONLY . (In other words, HEAR ONLY what Jesus teaches and NOT what Moses teaches in the LAW of commandments contained in ORDINANCES that Jesus ABOLISHED on the cross, according to Ephesians 2:8-15 and Colossians 2:13-17,20-22)

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


To ME this is like Almighty God saying to Peter, the Jews, and to us to NOT build shrines to Moses and those in the OLD Testament and to place our eyes on his SON Jesus ONLY. Yahweh wants us to keep our eyes on Jesus and on the NEW covenant and the teaching in the NEW Testament. STAY in the NEW Testament. OBEY the teachings in the NEW Testament under the NEW covenant to keep all the MORAL commandments and you WILL receive eternal life in the world to come. 

Jesus knew that he and his disciples were still UNDER the OLD covenant and it was necessary for him to suffer and die and be raised again before the NEW Covenant began. So Jesus was saying just a little longer and the NEW Covenant will be established in my shed blood and no other covenant will be needed. Or more precisely, the Old Covenant will no longer be ACCEPTED by God. 

All the other covenants from Adam to Moses point to Jesus. The kingdom of God was at hand and very near, even at the door, but had not yet fully come during the DAYS of the MINISTRY of Jesus before the cross. And thus, there had o be a TRANSITION period from the Old Covenant to the NEW Covenant. For you see CHANGES were made in the Old Covenant that are no longer binding in the NEW Covenant, according th Hebrews 7:13.

And after the cloud lifted they saw Jesus ONLY. This teaches us that we are to follow and obey the words and teachings of Jesus ONLY, which ARE the words written in the NEW Testament under the NEW Covenant.

In other words, the ENTIRE NEW Testament ARE the words, teachings, instructions, directions, and COMMANDMENTS of the NEW COVENANT. Everything that Yahweh HIMSELF wants or desires us to KEEP from the OLD covenant is WRITTEN in the NEW Covenant. And if it is NOT written IN the NEW covenant IN the NEW Testament, then Almighty God, Yahweh himself, does NOT want us to keep it.

And there is NO teaching, instruction, direction or commandment for us, as Christians, under the NEW Covenant, written in the NEW Testament to keep ANY day of the WEEK as a DAY of rest. But there are teachings in the NEW Testament that clearly teach us that the Jews, who become Christians, are no longer obligated to keep the yearly feast DAYS, the monthly new moon festivals, OR the WEEKLY Sabbaths. And the dietary laws were a SHADOW pointing to God CLEANSING the Gentile through FAITH in the shed blood of Jesus. In other words, no FAITH in God’s WAY to save you under His NEW Covenant, then no CLEANSING of your sins in the blood of Jesus. And thus, the SHADOW of the dietary laws in the Law of Moses being FULFILLED by Jesus at the cross proves beyond any shadow of a doubt that NO Gentile Christian is required to live as the Jews under the OLD Covenant.

Please read these words of Jesus ONLY first to show that it was Jesus himself through the Holy Spirit, who taught his Apostles, including the Apostle Paul, these NEW THINGS after his ascension, that they could NOT BEAR or receive, until they were filled with the Holy Spirit. And then we will cover the highly controversial passage of Scripture found in Colossians 2:8-17, but first read John 16:12-15 which are the words of Jesus ONLY.


John 16:12-15.


I have YET MANY THINGS to say unto you, BUT you can NOT BEAR them NOW. 

13. Howbeit when HE, the Spirit of TRUTH, is come, HE will guide you into ALL TRUTH: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. 

14. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you.

15. All things that the Father has are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall show it unto you.”

In other words, Jesus was still CONTINUED TEACHING his Apostles and disciples AFTER his ascension into heaven THROUGH the Holy Spirit dwelling in them and through VISIONS and dreams given by God. Jesus is saying that his Apostles were NOT YET ABLE to BEAR all that Jesus had needed to teach them BEFORE they received the Holy Spirit. In other words, the many things that Jesus CONTINUED to teach his Apostles were HARD to UNDERSTAND and Jesus knew that they would wrestle with those many things to their own destruction if he told them everything before the cross. So whether you believe it or not, the WORDS of the Apostles ARE the WORDS of Jesus, which ARE the words of Almighty God, Yahweh, the Father. So to DENY the teachings of the Apostle Paul is to DENY Yahweh Himself.

You see dear child of God, the Jews were the first to receive the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, which bore witness to them, giving them BOLDNESS that God was WITH them by dwelling in them. Then later, when God began saving GENTILES, they KNEW that it was God Himself saving the heathen Gentiles through the preaching of the gospel only and NOT of works of the LAW. And thus, the Jewish Christians knew and understood that it was their FAITH ALONE in the gospel of truth that SAVED them, both the gentiles and they themselves. For you see, the Jewish Christians were EYEWITNESSES to the gentile receiving the same Holy Spirit that they themselves received. They heard the Gentiles speak in other tongues the same as they had received the Holy Spirit and spoke in other tongues.

This is just ONE of the NEW THINGS Jesus had yet to teach them BUT he knew that they could not or would NOT have believed Jesus BEFORE they received to Holy Spirit. Even then, they still questioned what they saw with their own eyes for a bit. Do you see how these MANY THINGS that Jesus continued to teach them were HARD to understand? I mean, considered that if had Jesus told them before the cross that God was going to save the heathen Gentiles that hearing such things could have caused them to leave their faith in Jesus. Did not almost all the followers of Jesus LEAVE him when Jesus told them that they must eat his FLESH? That is because they did not UNDERSTAND what Jesus was teaching. They needed the Holy Spirit before they could understand the Scriptures.


Now let us read Colossians 2:8-17.


BEWARE lest any man spoils 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: (In other words, God made a CHANGE in the LAW of circumcision to no longer be circumcised in the FLESH under the Old Covenant to NOW being circumcised in our HEART by FAITH in Jesus. The commandment of circumcision itself was NOT abolished, but rather, it was the ORDINANCES written in the Law of Moses that were FULFILLED by Jesus on the cross to BECOME the TRUE circumcision of the HEART by FAITH in Jesus. You do not even have to know this truth to be circumcised by Jesus. You are circumcise “automatically” by simply having FAITH in Jesus as your Lord and Savior)

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 (Or made alive from being dead in your sins) 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 (Speaking of nailing the HANDWRITING of ORDINANCES)  to his cross;

15. And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it. (Speaking of what Jesus ACCOMPLISHED by dying on the cross) 

16. Let no man, THEREFORE (When you see the words “wherefore” and “therefore” find out WHY they are there FOR. The word, therefore, means let no man judge you for that very reason of Jesus blotting out and taking out of the way the ORDINANCES of the LAW, so do NOT allow them to) judge you in #1. MEAT, or in drink, (Speaking of the Old Covenant dietary laws contained in ORDINANCES) or in #2. respect of a holy DAY, (Speaking of any of the yearly feast DAY Sabbaths) or #3. of the new moon (Or in any of the new moon monthly festivals on the DAY of the new moon), or #4. of the Sabbath DAYS:(Notice that the conjunction “OR” separates these FOUR things as being DIFFERENT from each other. So #4 is teaching us to  not let the seventh DAY of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians JUDGE you for NOT keeping the WEEKLY Sabbath days. And that means for you to not ALLOW their words to TROUBLE you to SUBVERT you to keep the Law of Moses, including keeping the weekly Sabbath DAY as a DAY of rest. Paul teaches us WHY we are NOT to all the subverting of Judaizing Christians to TROUBLE us will wondering if we are sinning against God for NOT keeping the Law of Moses)

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



Now if you see a SHADOW of a tree on the ground or wall of a building then you KNOW that the BODY of that SHADOW is of the tree. The shadow is a PICTURE that we discern as being a tree. The shadow is NOT the BODY of the tree itself, but it POINTS to the TREE as being the TRUE of what the shadow PICTURES in our minds. And the  ORINANCES written by the hand of Moses contained in the LAW testify or PICTURE Jesus and the NEW Covenant.

You see, Satan is the ACCUSER who accuses humans of sinning. God chose a people out of all the families of the earth to be His PEOPLE, which we all know are the children of Israel, also called the Jews. But Satan tempted God’s people to sin so he could accuse them before God. Then God ADDED the Law of Moses because of the transgressions of the children of Israel. What they were transgressing against was their God given CONSCIENCE the same as the Gentiles. But God did NOT given the Law of Moses to the Gentiles. Rather, God ADDED the Law of Moses ONLY to the children of Israel for them to keep throughout their generation UNTIL faith in Jesus came. And once any Jew came to BELIEVE in Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the living God, then Jesus became the END of the LAW for righteousness to the Jewish Christians. And most of the Jewish Christians learned the MANY THINGS that Jesus CONTINUED to teach them after his ascension into heaven. They learned that God ALSO cleansed the heathen Gentile through the shed blood of His Son Jesus. And in Acts 15:1–24, the WHOLE church, being led by the Holy Spirit, agreed to give no such commandment to keep the Law of Moses. The Apostle Peter warned a CERTAIN sect of Jewish Christians in Acts 15:10, who converted from the sect of Pharisees, that they were TEMPTING Almighty God by compelling Christians to keep the Law of Moses. Peter said that neither their Jewish fathers nor they themselves were able to BEAR the Law of Moses. Now keep in mind that Peter and the other Apostles, as well as all of the Jewish Christians, were FILLED with the Holy Spirit. So the so-called argument that God saved us to EMPOWER us with the Holy Spirit to KEEP the Law of Moses does not hold water, so to speak. In other words, that argument contradicts the Scriptures and the teaching of Jesus to his Apostles. The Law of Moses was never meant to SAVE or JUSTIFY anyone. And that is WHY the GOSPEL needed to be preached to the Old Testament “saints” when Jesus descended into the heart of the earth for three days and three nights. Plain and SIMPLE, the Law was added UNTIL Christ came.

Now some Saturday seventh DAY of the week Sabbath keeping Christians try and REASON AWAY these verses of Scripture in Colossians 2:13-717 by CLAIMING that Sabbath DAYS in verse 16 is not speaking of the WEEKLY Sabbath days. But if you search the word of God like the good Bereans in Acts 11:17, then you will see that Paul listed the yearly feast days, the new moon festivals and the SABBATH DAYS exactly like they are listed in the OLD Testament. And NOT one Christian tries to DENY that those verses of Scripture are NOT referring to the WEEKLY Sabbaths in the Old Testament. In other words, every Christ knows full well that the Sabbath DAYS are NOT the yearly feast day Sabbaths. Please read the study called Dd-3. What COLOSSIANS 2:14-17 TRULY MEAN? 

Also, seventh DAY of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians argue that the KEEPING of the weekly Sabbath is TAUGHT to Christians in the New Testament. So let us take a moment to closely examine their CLAIM that the New Tests TEACHES us to KEEP the weekly Sabbath DAY as a DAY of rest as the Jews under the Old Covenant.

The word “Sabbath” is found 50 times in the four gospels, which I list below. You can look the context up for yourself to see that NOT ONE SINGLE time did Jesus teach us, as Christians, to keep the Sabbath day as the Jews.

Jesus was given the PERFECT place in Matthew 19:16-19 in which to TEACH us to keep the Sabbath day, like the Jews, if God desired His Son Jesus to teach us to keep the Sabbath as a DAY of the WEEK to rest. But Jesus only listed SIX MORAL commandments as being REQUIRED to receive eternal life in the world to come.

So then, if Jesus INTENDED to teach us to keep the Sabbath as the Jews, then he failed miserably to do so. For you see, when he was point blank asked the very SPECIFIC question of WHICH commandments we MUST KEEP in order to receive ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come. And again, Jesus only listed SIX MORAL commandments as being REQUIRED to receive eternal life in the world to come. Jesus did NOT even so much as MENTION the FOURTH commandment of keeping the Sabbath to rest on the seventh DAY of the WEEK as the Jews under the OLD covenant.

Please understand that I am NOT saying that Jesus failed miserably. But rather, I am only teaching you what Jesus himself told us And Jesus told us EXACTLY WHICH SIX commandments that we must keep if we want to receive eternal life in the world to come. Jesus wants us to keep the SPIRIT of the ceremonial laws along with the MORAL law. And thus, Jesus himself gave us ONLY the MORAL law, as MUST be KEPT commandments, in order to receive eternal life in the world to come. Jesus FULFILLED the SHADOWS in the ORDINANCES contained in the ceremonial laws of service unto Yahweh to CHANGE they WAY that we KEEP the law under the New Covenant. And at the same time, Jesus even made some of the MORAL law stricter under the NEW Covenant. For example, Yahweh CHANGED the WAY in which the law of “SACRIFICE” for sins is to be kept. Under the Old Covenant God required animal sacrifices, but under the NEW Covenant God ONLY ACCEPTS FAITH in the sacrifice Jesu made on the cross. And thus, it is DISPLEASING to God to desire to KEEP what Jesus ABOLISHED on the cross.

Please read Matthew 19:16-19 again before we cover all the verses with the word “Sabbath” in them contained in the four gospels, so you can see for yourself that Jesus himself never once TAUGHT us to keep the Sabbath day as the Jews under the OLD covenant.


Matthew 19:16-19


“And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I DO, that I may have eternal life

17. And he said unto him, Why call you me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but IF you will enter into life, KEEP the commandments. 

18. He said unto him, WHICH? (Please notice that Jesus was asked TWO questions: the first question was what must I DO in order to receive eternal life in the world to come, and Jesus answered, If you want to receive eternal life in the world to come, then you MUST KEEP the COMMANDMENTS. And then Jesus was point blank asked the very SPECIFIC question of WHICH commandments must I KEEP in order to receive eternal life in the world to come. And)  Jesus said #1. You shall do no murder, #2. You shall not commit adultery, #3. You shall not steal, #4. You shall not bear false witness, (Here we see FOUR shall NOT do commandments)

19. #5. (You shall) Honor your father and your mother: and, #6. You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”



And after the four shall not do commandments Jesus gives us TWO shall do commandments making SIX total MUST be kept commandments in order to receive eternal life in the world to come. And again, please notice that they are all MORAL commandments, which Jesus actually makes STRICTER by keeping the SPIRIT of the law, which is walking in LOVE. In other words, under the NEW Covenant, we must not simply keep these six moral commandments, but we must LIKE keeping them by not complaining that we HAVE to keep them. We must keep them with joy and not grudgingly with a bad attitude. And also, even hating someone is compare to MURDERING them. And even looking upon another woman to lust after her in your heart is compared to actually committing ADULTERY with her. So you can see how Jesus made the six MORAL commandment even stricter. But again, we do not find any verses of Scripture in the New Testament that teach us to KEEP a DAY of REST on ANY DAY of the week.

Here is the list of all 45 verses that have the word “Sabbath” in them contained in the four gospels.


Matthew 12:1.


“At that time Jesus went on the Sabbath day through the corn, and his disciples were an hungered, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.”


Here we see that the disciples are found working on or BREAKING the Sabbath day by picking corn. So this verse definitely does NOT teach us to keep the Sabbath day as the Jews under the Old Covenant.


Matthew 12:2.


“But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, your disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the Sabbath day.”


The disciples are accused of BREAKING the Sabbath day by the Jews. Now, this could be INTERPRETED as the Jews teaching us to keep the Sabbath day, but Jesus himself is teaching us to NOT keep the Sabbath day as the Jews under the Old Covenant. In other words, Jesus did NOT rebuke his disciples for WORKING on the Sabbath day.


Matthew 12:5.


“Or have you not read in the law, how that on the Sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are blameless?”


Here we see that Jesus is DEFENDING his disciples for WORKING on the Sabbath as being found blameless for working on the Sabbath day. Again, Jesus is not teaching us to keep the Sabbath day as the Jews under the Old Covenant.


Matthew 12:8.


For the Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath day.”


This verse has been “INTERPRETED” only by the seventh DAY of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians to mean that Jesus is teaching us to keep the Sabbath days as the Jews under the OLD Covenant. But in TRUTH, Jesus is teaching us that Almighty God has MADE him both Lord and Christ after the cross, according to Acts 2:36. Most Christians already know that one meaning of the word Christ means Savior. And most Christians already believe that Jesus is our Lord and Savior. But some Christians fail to understand that the weekly Sabbath was a SHADOW pointing to the TRUE SEVENTH DAY which is great and notable DAY of the Lord. For you see, a DAY is as a 1000 year long to Yahweh. And Jesus will rule and reign FOR Yahweh the Father DURING that 1000 year long SABBATH DAY of Yahweh’s REST as the “Lord of the Sabbath”.  So then, Jesus is NOT saying that he is the Lord of the WEEKLY Sabbath DAY as Sabbath-keeping Christians CLAIM. For you see, the Jews that he is speaking to in that verse of Scripture do not even believe that he is the Christ let alone that God will make Jesus Lord over the earth for 1000 years. Please read the study called Dd-14. JESUS is the LORD OF THE SABBATH! for the true meaning of this verse when it is correctly interpreted in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God as opposed to reading INTO this verse one's OWN personal interpretation.


Matthew 12:10.


“And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath days? that they might accuse him.”


The Jews wanted to accuse Jesus for any reason. They knew about Jesus healing people where ever he went. So they asked Jesus a question in order to trap him for working on the Sabbath day by HEALING people. So again, this verse does not teach us to keep the Sabbath day. For you see, it was Almighty God the Father dwelling in Jesus who did the WORKS of healing. So the Jews were actually accusing Almighty God the Father for WORKING on the Sabbath DAY.


Matthew 12:11.


“And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the Sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?”


In this verse, we see Jesus DEFENDING doing good WORKS and things need to be done on the Sabbath day. Now, some Sabbath-keeping Christians INTERPRET these types of verses as Jesus teaching us a NEW WAY to keep the Sabbath day because they CLAIM that the Jews PERVERTED the true way to keep the Sabbath. Again, that is one's OWN personal interpretation being read INTO these verses of God WORKING on the Sabbath day through His Son Jesus to do GOOD for others by healing them on the Sabbath day.


Matthew 12:12.


“How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the Sabbath days.” 



Again, Jesus DEFENDS doing good and things needed to be done on the Sabbath day, the same as above. Keep in mind that Jesus is NOT teaching a NEW WAY to keep the weekly Sabbath. The Jews were trying to TRAP Jesus in any way that they could. They were jealous of his fame and how many people sought him out to hear his teaching. The Jews knew that they themselves WORKED on the weekly Sabbath to do good things that needed to be done. But their line of reasoning was to TRAP Jesus by arguing that there are six other days to heal the sick. And to THEM, it was not needful for Jesus to heal the sick on the Sabbath day. Also, keep in mind that Jesus was only OBEYING whatever Almighty God HIMSELF told him to do. The point is that NONE of theses verses of Scripture teach us that Christians must keep the weekly Sabbath DAY as a DAY of rest like the children of Israel were taught in the Old Testament.


Matthew 24:20.


But pray you that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day:” 



Now, this verse is one of a few other verses that are used to try and prove that ALL Christians will keep the Sabbath day in the FUTURE. So, therefore, Sabbath-keeping Christians conclude that ALL Christians MUST keep the Sabbath day NOW, lest they SIN and lose their reward of eternal life in the world to come. Please read the study “SABBATH KEEPING IN THE FUTURE?!” But for now, please know and understand that Jesus was sent ONLY to the JEWS. Also, Jesus is not the ALL KNOWING Yahweh to know every detail of God’s plan of salvation. Plus, our job is to WARN the UNSAVED Jews to flee the land of Judah when we discern the signs of the coming of Jesus. And the unsaved Jews would NOT flee on the Sabbath day. Yes, it says pray that “YOUR” flight is not in the winter of on the Sabbath day. But seeing that Jesus did not yet know the day or hour of his return, then Jesus may have not yet known every detail of every change in the law either. Plus, the Christians living in Israel would have Jewish friends who would be keeping the Sabbath day even when Christians are not keeping the Sabbath day. So all Jesus is teaching us is to PRAY for a TIME and for situations to be the BEST for both Christians and the unsaved Jews to FLEE Judea/


Matthew 28:1.


“In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulcher.”


This verse teaches us that Jesus rose again after the weekly Sabbath day had already ended and it was right before dawn on the first day of the week, but there is nothing about KEEPING the Sabbath as the Jews under the Law of Moses.


Mark 1:21.


“And they went into Capernaum, and straightway on the Sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught.”


This is the same as Matthew 4:17 and Luke 4:16, the beginning or the ministry of Jesus, when things BEGAN to START changing and the kingdom of God was at HAND. This was the start of the transition from the OLD Covenant to the NEW Covenant.

Simply going into the synagogue on the Sabbath day does not prove that Jesus and his disciples KEPT the Sabbath DAY as a DAY of REST like the Jews under the Old Covenant. Jesus went where his God and Father sent him to TEACH and PREACH the gospel. In other words, just because some Christians go into the meeting place of Muslims does NOT mean that those Christians are observing Islam.

Plus, both Jesus and his disciples were BORN UNDER the Law of Moses. And thus, ALL of the verses BEFORE the cross do NOT prove that they teach Christians to KEEP the weekly Sabbath DAY is ANY manner whatsoever.


Mark 2:23.


“And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the Sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.”


This verse is the same as Matthew 12:1 and Luke 6:1 where the disciples of Jesus were working on the Sabbath day because they were hungry. Please understand that many of these fifty times that the word Sabbath is found in the New Testament are REPEATS of the same event being repeated in the other two Gospels. That is why I say, SAME as another verse. It just sounds much more convincing when they say there are SIXTY verses of Scripture in the New Testament that TEACH Christians to keep the weekly Sabbath DAY Holy. That would be like someone saying that there are 7,897 verses of Scripture in the New Testament that do not even MENTION the Sabbath DAY. For you see, 7,897 plus SIXTY equal 7,957 verses which is the number of verses found in the New Testament.


Mark 2:24.


“And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the Sabbath day that which is not lawful?”


Again, the same as Matthew 12:2 and Luke 6:2 where the Jews accused the disciples of Jesus WORKING on the Sabbath day. And thus, Jesus did NOT keep the weekly Sabbath DAY during his ministry which should tell you that Jesus may have known that God was making CHANGES in His law from the Old Covenant to His NEW Covenant.


Mark 2:27.


“And he said unto them, The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath:”



Notice that the word “DAY” is NOT in the text! This teaches us that Jesus is not speaking of a DAY of the WEEK. But rather, Jesus is speaking of the yet future 1000 year long seventh day of Yahweh's REST while Jesus rules and reigns as the Lord of the SABBATH of Yahweh's rest and we rest from all our works. Again, the weekly Sabbath day was a SHADOW pointing to Jesus as our TRUE REST. Please read the study called Dd-13. Is JESUS OUR TRUE SABBATH REST? The weekly Sabbath day is also a SHADOW pointing to YAHWEH’S 1000 year long Sabbath Day, which is the TRUE SEVENTH day prophesied in Genesis 2:1-3. Please read the study called Dd-22. Was the Sabbath GIVEN at CREATION Week? 


Mark 2:28.


Therefore, the Son of man is Lord also of the Sabbath.”

 

Same as Matthew 12:8 and Luke 6:5. Again please read “JESUS IS LORD OF THE SABBATH!” for the true meaning of these verses. But for now, please notice the word “THEREFORE”. When you see the word “therefore’ then find out why it is there for. So the reason that Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath is that God MADE Jesus both Lord and Christ after the cross. So Mark 2:27 and 28 are speaking of the 1000 year long SABBATH of Yahweh in the world to come and NOT that Jesus is Lord over the WEEKLY Sabbath DAY. So again, none of these verse TEACH Christians to KEEP the weekly Sabbath DAY as Sabbath- keepers CLAIM.


Mark 3:2.


“And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the Sabbath day; that they might accuse him.”


Again, the Jews wanted to accuse Jesus of WORKING on the Sabbath day. The Jews were looking for ANY excuse to accuse Jesus because they were jealous of all his followers. So again, this verse does not teach us that Jesus taught us to keep the Sabbath day as the Jews. If anything, it actually teaches us that Jesus did NOT KEEP the weekly Sabbath DAY. It is like Yahweh deliberately led Jesus to WORK on the Sabbath DAY so that the Jews could see and understand that the keeping of the Sabbath DAY was a SHADOW pointing to Jesus.


Mark 3:4.


“And he said unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath days, or to do evil? To save life, or to kill? But they held their peace.”



Again, Jesus DEFENDS working on the Sabbath days when that work is doing GOOD for others. There is still no sound Biblical evidence of Jesus actually teaching us to keep the Sabbath day, as the Jews under the Old Covenant.


Mark 6:2.


“And when the Sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence has this man these things? And what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?”


Jesus knew that his God and Father commissioned him to teach and preach that the kingdom of God was at hand. Jesus taught in parables in order to slowly reveal that he was the Christ, the anointed one prophesied to come. And again, we know that Jesus kept the Sabbath BEFORE he BEGAN his ministry because he was BORN under the law. But in none of these verses do we see that Jesus is TEACHING us, as Gentile Christians, or even as Jewish Christians to KEEP the fourth commandment as a DAY of REST like under the OLD Covenant. And AFTER Jesus began his ministry we can CLEARLY see that Jesus did NOT keep the weekly Sabbath day as the Jews. 

Also, keep in mind that if Jesus taught us, as Christians, to keep the weekly Sabbath then he would have INCLUDED that commandment when the young man SPECIFICALLY asked Jesus WHICH COMMANDMENTS must he keep in order to receive eternal life in the world to come. Again, Jesus only listed the SIX MORAL commandments as being the ONLY commandments that must be kept in order to receive eternal life in the world to come.


Mark 15:42.


“And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath,” 



Again, there is no teaching of Jesus for us to keep the Sabbath as the Jews in this verse either.


Mark 16:1.


“And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.”


Again, still yet no teaching of Jesus for us to keep the Sabbath as the Jews.


Luke 4:16.


“And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up for to read.”



BEFORE the MINISTRY of Jesus it was indeed his custom to faithfully keep the weekly Sabbath day as the Jews seeing that Jesus was a Jew born under the Law of Moses. But from that point on, Jesus went into the synagogues with the purpose to preach and teach that the kingdom of God was at HAND and to reveal that he was the CHRIST, the ANOINTED of God, who was prophesied to come in the law and the prophets. Jesus being BORN under the Law of Moses does NOT teaches us that Chrisians must keep the weekly Sabbath DAY is ANY manner.


Luke 4:31.


“And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the Sabbath days.” 



What better DAY of the week upon which to teach the unsaved Jews seeing that they would all be gathered together in one place on the Sabbath day. But still, we do not see that Jesus taught them or us to KEEP the Sabbath day as the Jews under the OLD covenant. Let us assume that there is a group of unsaved people who meet every Saturday night in a tavern to get drunk and a Christians goes into the tavern of their DAY to get drunk to TEACH them the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Would that mean that the Christian was KEEPING the CUSTOM of the unsaved group of people to get drunk on Saturday night? No! Absolutely not! So why then to only Sabbath-keeping Christians dogmatically demand that Jesus going into the synagogue on the Sabbath DAY means that Jesus is TEACHING Christians to keep the Sabbath day by his EXAMPLE. Well, Jesus went into the “SYNAGOGUE” to TEACH the Jews that he was the Christ so that they could be SAVED. But yet, I do NOT see any seventh DAY of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians following the EXAMPLE of Jesus to go into the Jewish synagogues on the Sabbath DAY to PREACH the Gospel to the unsaved Jews.


Luke 6:1.


“And it came to pass on the second Sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.”


Again, this is the same as Matthew 12:1 and Mark 2:23 where the disciples of Jesus were WORKING on the Sabbath day. Now ask yourself WHY the disciples were WORKING on the weekly Sabbath day by picking corn when they KNEW that the Law of Moses said that they could be stoned to death for even picking up sticks to prepare a fire to eat? To me, Jesus was teaching them in secret or in private that the laws contained in ordinances were SHADOWS pointing to him as being the Messiah and that God was bringing in a NEW COVENANT. Please read the study called Dd-15. THE WEEKLY SABBATH REST is a SIGN!


Luke 6:2.


“And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do you that which is not lawful to do on the Sabbath days?” 



This time the Jews accuse Jesus of breaking the Sabbath for not rebuking his disciples for WORKING on the Sabbath day. See also Matthew 12:1 and Mark 2:23 of this SAME account. So if anything, Jesus is teaching us NOT to keep the Sabbath DAY as a DAY of REST.


Luke 6:5. 



And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the Sabbath.”



This is the same as Matthew 12:8 and Mark 2:28. Again, please read the study called Dd-14. JESUS is the LORD OF THE SABBATH! for the true meaning of these verses.


Luke 6:6.


“And it came to pass also on another Sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered.”


Again, Jesus WORKING on the Sabbath day going about doing GOOD and HEALING all who were oppressed of the devil, being LED by the Spirit of Almighty God the Father to WORK on the Sabbath. Again, it is like God is having Jesus WORK on the Sabbath day intentionally. Notice that it says that it came to pass on ANOTHER Sabbath. So Jesus WORKING on the Sabbath DAY kept happening every week. So you have to wonder WHY God seemed to always lead Jesus to heal on the weekly Sabbath DAY? To me, the answer is obvious, God was CHANGING the WAY in which we KEEP His REST. God desires us to REST in His Son Jesus for RIGHTEOUSNESS by no longer RESTING on a DAY of the week. The RESTING on the weekly Sabbath day was a SIGN. Please read the study called Dd-15. THE WEEKLY SABBATH REST is a SIGN! And after the SIGN is fulfilled we no longer KEEP the SHADOW that points to Jesus as our TRUE REST.


Luke 6:7.


“And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the Sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him.” 



Again, no evidence of Jesus teaching the unsaved Jews, the Jews who believed and followed Jesus, or us as Gentile Christians, to KEEP the seventh DAY of the week as a day of rest as the Jews, or in ANY manner. Paul teaches us that we are to keep the SPIRIT of the law and NOT the LETTER on the law. And like it of not, Jesus TAUGHT the Apostle Paul. And thus, the words of Paul ARE the words of Jesus.


Luke 6:9. 


“Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the Sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? To save life, or to destroy it?” 



Again, Jesus is defending WORKING on the Sabbath to do GOOD, but still, no evidence of Jesus teaching the Jews or us to keep the Sabbath DAY as the Jews or in any other manner as some Sabbath-keepers CLAIM.


Luke 13:10.


“And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath.” 



The context shows that Jesus was teaching to do GOOD for others on the Sabbath. Again, the ministry of Jesus was a time of TRANSITION from the OLD Covenant of keeping the LETTER of the law to the NEW Covenant of keeping the SPIRIT of the law. But if one takes this verse OUT of context and twists this verse to try and prove that Jesus is teaching us to keep the Sabbath then it could be INTERPRETED that Jesus was keeping the Sabbath day.

But clearly, that would be one forcing their own personal interpretation on this verse because we are not specifically told WHAT Jesus taught in this one verse. But other verses clearly teach us that Jesus taught the Jews that the kingdom of God was at HAND. Also, I want to remind you that when a woman was caught in adultery, the Jews were commanded to stone her under the Law of Moses. BUT Jesus SAVED that woman by writing the secrets sins of her accusers in the dirt. Jesus knew that the Scriptures spoke of him as being the Messiah who had come to SAVE the world and NOT CONDEMN the world. Jesus knew that God was doing a NEW THING in the earth and that a NEW COVENANT was ready to be established. It would not be NEW if it was the SAME as the OLD Covenant.


Luke 13:14.


“And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the Sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them, therefore, come and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day.” 



Have you ever wondered WHY Jesus always seemed to WORK on the Sabbath day to heal the sick, doing good for others, when he could have just as easily done this WORK on the other six days of the week? To me, the answer is very obvious. Jesus knew that he was the Messiah who was PROPHESIED to come. Jesus understood that the weekly Sabbath was given to the Jews as a SIGN pointing to him as the Savior of the world. Plus, Jesus was OBEYING what Yahweh commanded him o do. Please read the study called Dd-15. THE WEEKLY SABBATH REST is a SIGN!


Luke 13:15.


“The Lord then answered him, and said, You hypocrite, does not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?”


Again, Jesus DEFENDS his WORKING on the Sabbath day of doing GOOD for others. Some work is NEEDED to be done every single day of the year. Your JOB, for example, may demand that you WORK on Saturday or Sunday or BOTH Saturday AND Sunday. Good news! The Gospel of Jesus Christ is GOOD NEWS! And under the NEW Covenant there is NO such commandment of Yahweh to keep ANY day of the week as a day of OBLIGATION lest you sin. So if your job requires you to work weekends, then work without the guilt of sinning. Do not ALLOW those JUDGING you to trouble you to fear and doubt if you are sinning for NOT keeping the weekly Sabbath DAY. Please read the studies listed at the end of this study to become fully persuaded in your own mind and heart that WE ARE KEEPING the fourth commandment by our FAITH in Jesus as our TRUE SABBATH REST. Here is another link to that study called Dd-13. Is JESUS OUR TRUE SABBATH REST?


Luke 13:16.


“And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?” 



Again, Jesus is DEFENDING working to do GOOD for others on the Sabbath day. And providing for your family is a GOOD work dear child of God. The TRUTH will set you FREE from legalism to keep the LETTER of the law. In fact, keeping what Jesus ABOLISHED is actually DISPLEASING to God in my own opinion. Rest itself is not displeasing to God, but when you know the TRUTH, it is displeasing to God to REST inorder to be PLEASING God when His Son ABOLISHED resting on a DAY as being mandatory.


Luke 14:1.


“And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the Sabbath day, that they watched him.” 



Jesus had quite a reputation for WORKING specifically on the Sabbath day. And the Jews everywhere were watching Jesus so that they could accuse Jesus for BREAKING the FOURTH commandment. The Jews were keeping their eyes on him to see if Jesus would obey their threats to stop healing people on the Sabbath day when there are six other days of the week he could heal people.

Also, notice that Jesus went into the house and not the synagogue on the Sabbath DAY. So Jesus and his disciples going into a “synagogue” does not prove they were KEEP the Sabbath DAY as the Jews under the Old Covenant. Perhaps this group of Jews met in the house of a fellow Jew like some Christians meet in a house of a fellow Christian. So all I am saying is that gathering together on the Sabbath DAY does not prove that Jesus was KEEPING the Sabbath DAY lest he SINNED against God.

For you see, if Jesus would have felt that it was a sin to WORK on the Sabbath DAY then surely he would have said NOT SO God like Peter did in Acts 10:14 when God was TEACHING him in a VISION to EAT meat that was once called unclean under the OLD Covenant.


Luke 14:3.


“And Jesus answering spoke unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath day?” 



Again, Jesus is DEFENDING working on the Sabbath day to do good for others. To me, it is obvious that Almighty God the Father is intentionally bringing these sick people to be healed by Jesus SPECIFICALLY ON the Sabbath day to show the Jews that Jesus is the Messiah. What better day for Jesus to WORK to get the attention of the Jews that Jesus is the Lord that was prophesied to come?


Luke 14:5.


“And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the Sabbath day?”


Again, we find NO teaching where Jesus taught neither the Jews nor us to keep the Sabbath day as the Jews. In fact, nearly everyone on these verses shows us that Jesus did NOT KEEP the weekly Sabbath day. We can see in Luke chapter 4 that at the very beginning of his ministry Jesus BEGAN to teach the Jews in the Synagogues that he is the Christ that was prophesied to come. So yes, Jesus went into the synagogue on the weekly Sabbath day to TEACH, but what he taught the Jews was that he is the Christ, the Son of the living God. NONE of the verses in the entire New Testament teach us that we are to keep the weekly Sabbath day.


Luke 23:54.


“And that day was the preparation, and the Sabbath drew on.”


Now again, neither does this verse or any other verse in the entire New Testament teach us to keep the Sabbath day as the Jews or in ANY manner.


Luke 23:56.


And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments, and RESTED (On THIS) the Sabbath day, according to the commandment.



This Sabbath was the yearly high Sabbath. So this verse does NOT teach us to keep the WEEKLY Sabbath DAY, according to the commandment.

Again, these were all Jews born UNDER the law of the OLD Covenant and the NEW Covenant had not yet been confirmed or established fully by the shed blood of Jesus. For you see, Jesus had not yet ascended to his Father to be highly exalted and made Lord of the Sabbath after he was raised from the dead. Jesus ascended to the Father right after talking to Mary Magdalene saying touch me NOT for I have NOT yet ascended to my God and your God, to my Father and your Father.

We know that Jesus was NOT speaking of his ascension forty days later because after telling Mary to NOT touch him. For you see, it was that same evening and also the next day that he appeared to his disciples at two different times, once when Thomas was not there. And Jesus told his disciples TO TOUCH him to see that he was NOT a spirit and that he had a BODY of flesh and bone. But this body was a NEW IMMORTAL body.  So it was that morning right after telling Mary Magdalen to NOT touch him that Jesus ascended into heaven. And to me, that is WHEN the Father gave the Son of man the divine nature of IMMORTALITY, even as the Father has always had in himself. Please read the three part study called O-14. When did Jesus Become God's Son? Part 1


John 5:9.


“And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the Sabbath.”


Still, we see no sound Biblical teaching of Jesus for us to keep the Sabbath day as the Jews. All we have is the “INTERPRETATION” by ONLY the seventh DAY of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians who CLAIM that Jesus is teaching us to keep the Sabbath is all SIXTY of these verses of Scripture. I mean WHY claim that there are SIXTY verses in the New Testament the TEACH Christians to KEEP the weekly Sabbath DAY as a DAY of REST if they do not mean ALL SIXTY verse? Why, that would be LYING in my own opinion.


John 5:10.


“The Jews, therefore, said unto him that was cured, It is the Sabbath day: it is not lawful for you to carry your bed.”



We read in the context of this verse that Jesus TOLD this man, whom he healed, to WORK on the Sabbath day, to carry his bed. Now, if Jesus healed YOU and TOLD YOU to pick up you bed and carry it would you say NOT SO Lord for it is a sin to WORK on the Sabbath DAY? Perhaps the man did hesitate for fear of breaking the Sabbath. So if we a “perhapsing” then perhaps Jesus EXPLAINED to the man that God is causing the Sabbaths to CEASE, according to Hosea 2:11. Perhaps Jesus told the man that he is that Prophet God raised up that was prophesied in Deuteronomy 18:15-19. Perhaps Jesus told the man that if you DISOBEY the Prophet then God will cut you off from being a people of God and destroyed, according to Acts 3:22,23.

My point is that if anything, this verse proves that Jesus teaches us NOT to KEEP the Sabbath DAY as a DAY of REST. For you see, it was Jesus who TOLD the man to pick up and carrying his bed.


John 5:16.


“And, therefore, did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the Sabbath day.”


Over and over we see Jesus WORKING on the Sabbath day. These are all clues teaching us that a TRANSITION is taking place from the OLD Covenant to the NEW Covenant. Jesus was teaching the Jews that he himself was the FULFILLMENT of the Sabbath rest and for them to CEASE from their own works of keeping the LETTER of the law and to begin keeping the SPIRIT of the law. This was the reason for WHY the CEREMONIAL  law contained in ORDINANCES was given. The law was added UNTIL the SEED would come. Jesus is that SEED. Jesus is our TRUE Sabbath rest for righteousness to become Yahweh's workmanship and NOT our OWN workmanship.


John 5:18.


“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.”


In the context here, we see Jesus defending himself saying that he is only OBEYING Yahweh the Father and that it is Almighty God Yahweh Himself who is the one WORKING on the Sabbath to heal these people. It is like Jesus is saying to us that if we accuse or condemn others for WORKING on the Sabbath day as being SINNERS, then we are saying that Almighty God the Father HIMSELF is a SINNER because Yahweh Himself WORKED ON the Sabbath day.

Again, you have to wonder WHY Jesus was always WORKING on the Sabbath DAY if he was SUPPOSED to be teaching us to REST on the Sabbath DAY? So to me, all of these verses where Jesus is WORKING on the Sabbath DAY are actually teaching us to NOT KEEP the Sabbath DAY as a DAY of rest as the Jews under the OLD Covenant.


John 7:22.


“Moses, therefore, gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and you on the Sabbath day circumcise a man.”


Just like the Jews made the seventh day of the week to be an IDOL unto them, so do some Christians. In other words, we can see the same thing in some church denominations today who worship Saturday, the seventh day of the week as the Jews, placing a DAY of the week above their fellow man. 

Jesus did not come to teach us the CORRECT way to keep a DAY of the WEEK. He came to BE OUR Sabbath REST, so that we can enter into HIS rest, to CEASE from our OWN works of legalistic self-righteousness and BOASTING in ourselves as being better than others. It is hard for me to understand HOW some Christians have trouble seeing that we are under a NEW COVENANT and that we are set free from the BONDAGE of the Law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES. 

Acts 15:24 clearly teaches us that the disciples of Jesus or the entire church gave NO SUCH COMMANDMENT to keep the Law of Moses. Please read Acts 15:24 to refresh your memory. 


Acts 15:24. 


“Forasmuch 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:”


John 7:23. 


“If a man on the Sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are you angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the Sabbath day?”


Again, Jesus is NOT teaching the Jews nor us to keep the Sabbath day. The seventh day of the week Sabbath keeping Christians like to boast how many TIMES the word Sabbath is mentioned in the New Testament to TRY and prove that the KEEPING of the seventh day of the week was TAUGHT in the New Testament. But as you have seen, not one single verse found in the New Testament has proven that Jesus clearly and plainly taught us to keep any day of the week as a day of rest. In fact, many of these verses are actually teaches us NOT to KEEP the weekly Sabbath DAY as a DAY of REST. I mean WHY would Jesus DEFEND his disciples for WORKING on the Sabbath if he was teaching us to KEEP the Sabbath as a DAY of REST. Why would Jesus TELL the man he healed through the Spirit of God to WORK on the Sabbath by picking up his bed to carry it if Jesus was truly teaching us to REST on the Sabbath DAY? And why would Jesus WORK on the Sabbath DAY if he was supposedly teaching us to REST on the Sabbath DAY. That would make Jesus a HYPOCRITE to teach us to REST and then Jesus WORKING.


John 9:14.


“And it was the Sabbath day when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes.?


Jesus is again WORKING on the Sabbath day doing good works of helping others. The early first-century church said let us be SURE to WORK on the Sabbath day and NOT keep the Sabbath day as the JEWS. I have a list of 40 plus quotes from early church writers in the study called Dd-20 Did The Early Church KEEP the Sabbath day Here are quotes #2 and #3 from that list of early church writings, which was well before Constantine SUPPOSEDLY changed the Sabbath rest to Sunday:

#2. 100 AD BARNABAS:

"We keep the eighth day [Sunday] with joyfulness, the day also on which Jesus rose again from the dead(The Epistle of Barnabas, 100 AD 15:6-8).


#3. 100 AD BARNABAS:


“Moreover God says to the Jews, 'Your new moons and Sabbaths I cannot endure.' You see how he says, 'The present Sabbaths are not acceptable to me, but the Sabbath which I have made in which, when I have rested [heaven: Heb 4] from all things, I will make the beginning of the eighth day which is the beginning of another world.' Wherefore we Christians keep the eighth day for joy, on which also Jesus arose from the dead and when he appeared ascended into heaven. (15:8f, The Epistle of Barnabas, 100 AD, Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol. 1, pg. 147


John 9:16.


“Therefore, said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keeps not the Sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.”


Again, Jesus is being accused of breaking the Sabbath. So again, this verse nor any other verse in the four gospels or the entire New Testament teach us that Jesus taught us to keep the Sabbath day or any day of the week as a day of rest. The day Jesus BEGAN his MINISTRY he WORKED on the Sabbath day doing GOOD for others. Before Jesus BEGAN his ministry it is safe to assume that Jesus, being a Jew born UNDER the OLD covenant, did indeed keep the Sabbath day as was the CUSTOM of his parents and all other Jews. 

But that does not prove that Jesus TAUGHT us as Christians to keep the Sabbath DAY as the Jews under the OLD Covenant or in any other manner of KEEPING a DAY Holy. 

And it is NOT sound Biblical teaching to demand that since Jesus kept the Sabbath, then that proves that we must keep the Sabbath as the Jews under the OLD covenant. The weekly Sabbath day was given to the Jews as a SIGN pointing to Jesus as their REDEEMER. It is a SHADOW point to Jesus as our TRUE REST. Please read the study Dd-15. THE WEEKLY SABBATH REST is a SIGN! 

So again, every true born again believer is INDEED KEEPING the TRUE SABBATH REST by their FAITH in Jesus, who suffered and died for their sin. Please read the study Dd-13. Is JESUS OUR TRUE SABBATH REST?


John 19:31.


“The Jews, therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the Sabbath day, (for that Sabbath day was a high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken and that they might be taken away.?


So then, we can see that ALL through the four gospels of SUPPOSEDLY Jesus word ONLY, we only find only TWO passages of Scripture, which again ONLY the seventh DAY of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians “INTERPRET” to mean that to THEM, Jesus was CLEARLY teaching us to KEEP the Sabbath day as the Jews did under the OLD Covenant. And thus, to THEM, according to their own personal INTERPRETATION, we MUST keep Saturday, the SEVENTH day of the week as a day of rest lest we SIN. And thus, according to the Law of Moses, we must keep the SEVENTH day of the week as the Jews from Friday at sunset to Saturday at sunset lest we SIN. 

But AGAIN, Acts 15:24 clearly and plainly teaches us that the Apostle of Jesus gave NO SUCH COMMANDMENT for us to keep the Law of Moses. And Paul explains that we are NOT to keep the Law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES which are the ceremonial laws INCLUDING the weekly Sabbath.

As you may have noticed, I quoted EVERY verse in the four gospels that has the word “Sabbath” in them so you can plainly see that I do NOT hide any verses from you, my readers and seekers of the truth of the WHOLE word of God, as SOME church denomination hides them from you. 

I cover both of these verses in depth in the studies called Dd-14. JESUS is the LORD OF THE SABBATH! and Dd-24. Matthew 24:20 FUTURE Sabbath KEEPING!  which also covers all the other verses in the Old Testament that prophesy of the children of Israel keeping the Sabbath, throughout THEIR generations, during the 1000 year reign of Jesus.

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

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

 

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

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

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