THE WEEKLY SABBATH REST IS A SIGN!

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THE SABBATH REST IS A SIGN!

THE WEEKLY SABBATH DAY of REST WAS GIVEN AS A SIGN!

 

What do I mean when I say that the weekly Sabbath DAY of REST was given as a SIGN? The Bible ITSELF teaches us in Exodus 31:12-18 that the seventh day of the WEEK Sabbath of REST was given to the children of Israel for them to keep throughout their generations as a SIGN for a PERPETUAL COVENANT.

But what does a SIGN for a PERPETUAL COVENANT mean?

Well let us go the the word of God and see WHY God gave this fourth commandment to the children of Israel for them to keep throughout their generations as a SIGN for a PERPETUAL COVENANT.

Please read Exodus 31:12-18 even if you have read it a thousand times before and you can recite it word for word from memory. And please pay attention to what the Bible ITSELF specifically states and NOT to what your particular church denomination dogmatically demands what these simple easy to understand words mean. The emphasis and comments is parentheses are both mine.

Please understand that I am not yelling when I emphasize words. We all emphasize our words when we speak words out of our mouth using hand gestures, facial expressions and body language when we are NOT yelling, so why do people think or feel that people are yelling at them when others emphasis written words. This is that way I myself study God's word of TRUTH. I emphasis different words as I am reading and studying God's word, and it has become MY style of writing. No yelling is intended by me. I only want you, my readers and seekers of the truth, to SEE the truth of the WHOLE word of God for YOURSELF, so that you will not be tossed to and fro by every wind of man made church denominational doctrine.

Here is Exodus 31:12-18 and as always all quotes from the Bible are from the Kings James Version, unless otherwise stated. We will read verses 12 and 13 first to see what each verse is teaching us.


Exodus 31:12-18.

 

“And the LORD (Almighty God, Yahweh) spoke unto Moses, saying, 

13. Speak you also unto the CHILDREN of Israel, saying, Verily my Sabbaths YOU shall keep: for IT (Singular pronoun meaning the weekly Sabbath or weekly day of REST on the seventh day of the WEEK each and every week) is a SIGN between me and YOU (the CHILDREN of ISRAEL) throughout YOUR generations; that YOU may KNOW that I am the LORD that does SANCTIFY YOU.”

 

So then, the Sabbath, or more specifically the 24 hour DAY of REST on a SPECIFIC day of the week that God gave to the CHILDREN of ISRAEL to keep throughout THEIR generations. It does NOT say that God gave the keeping of the weekly Sabbath DAY to us as Christians. The “interpretation” that God gave the keeping of the weekly Sabbath DAY to Adam at creation week must be read into this verse of  Scripture. Please read the study “WAS THE WEEKLY SABBATH GIVEN AT CREATION WEEK?”

In TRUTH, the weekly Sabbath DAY was given ONLY to the children of Israel after God delivered them from bondage in the land of Egypt as a SIGN to THEM that it is the Lord or Yahweh, the Almighty, who is the one who SANCTIFIES them. And HOW does God sanctify people AFTER the CROSS?

This is what Yahweh wants the CHILDREN of Israel to SEE, understand, and KNOW that this fourth commandment is a SIGN to them that it was Yahweh, who delivered them from the BONDAGE of slavery they were under in the land of Egypt.

God wants His chosen people, the children of ISRAEL, to KNOW that it was HE who brought them out of bondage to give them REST from SLAVERY or REST from the WORK that they were compelled to do even when they did not want to do those things that they were in BONDAGE to do.

God wanted and still desires for his chosen people Israel to see and understand that the Sabbath REST was a SIGN given to THEM for them to perceive or come to know their TRUE REST that God promised to give to them when He made a NEW COVENANT with them. God wants the children of Israel to KNOW and understand that the Sabbath REST was a SHADOW, type, or figure pointing to their MESSIAH, who was prophesied to come. Plain and simple, the FOURTH commandment is a part of God’s LAW given to the children of Israel as a SCHOOLMASTER to lead THEM to Jesus, according to Galatians 3:24,25. The GOSPEL of Jesus Christ was preached only to the Jews at first by quoting and explaining that the Scriptures are FULFILLED by Jesus.

 

Please read Matthew 1:21-23.

 

“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins

22.  Now all this was DONE, that it might be FULFILLED which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 

Mat 1:23  Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”

 

In other word, the only reason that the Scriptures were WRITTEN is so that they can be FULFILLED. According to, the Scriptures TESTIFY or speak of Jesus as the one prophesied to come. Jesus said that he did not come to ABOLISH the law but to FULFILL the law and the prophets. And that means there is ALSO prophecy IN the Law of Moses that TESTIFY of Jesus as being the Messiah. Let us continue reading just verse 14 in Exodus 31:14-18 so that you can see from the Scriptures that the keeping of the weekly Sabbath DAY was given to the children of Israel as a SIGN to lead them to Jesus.

 

Exodus 31:14.

 

“14. YOU (The CHILDREN of ISRAEL and NOT you, as a Christian, who are reading these words of God in the Old Testament. The words of the OLD covenant were given ONLY to the children of Israel. These words were NOT written to the Gentiles, but rather, these words were SPECIFICALLY written to the CHILDREN of ISRAEL for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations saying to THEM, YOU) shall keep the Sabbath THEREFORE; (Whenever you see the word “therefore” find out what it is therefore? The word therefore means for this very REASON. WHAT very reason? The very reason to KNOW the MEANING of the SIGN of RESTING! God sanctified the seventh DAY as Sabbath REST for Israel to understand WHY the seventh DAY of resting the WHOLE day was given to them in the first place) FOR (Or because) IT is holy (Or it is sanctified, it is set apart above every other day of the week to REMEMBER something! Remember WHAT? REMEMBER that Yahweh gave them REST from the BONDAGE they were under in the land of Egypt. This Sabbath DAY of rest is holy) unto YOU: (Speaking of the CHILDREN of ISRAEL ONLY) every one (Of YOU of the CHILDREN of ISRAEL) that defiles IT (Meaning that if any one of Israel does not REMEMBER to REST and remember and UNDERSTAND WHY this SIGN was given to them to REST, then that child of ISRAEL) shall surely be put to death: for whosoever (Of the CHILDREN of ISRAEL who) does any work therein, that SOUL shall be cut off from among HIS people.”

 

Now have you ever stopped to THINK of WHY God gave such a HARSH punishment for NOT RESTING on a day of the week each and every week. WHY was RESTING so important to God for his chosen people of Israel to REMEMBER to REST? And not just to rest, but to REMEMBER and KNOW WHY that they are resting. So important that God WARNED the children of Israel that if ANY of them did not REMEMBER the REST on the Sabbath day, then that person would be put to DEATH and CUT OFF from among HIS people.

There are several things that I want you to notice here. First, notice the SEVERITY of the punishment for NOT REMEMBERING to REST on the Sabbath day of REST. Second. notice that the Sabbath day was given TO the CHILDREN of ISRAEL ONLY as a SIGN for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations. Thirdly, I want you to keep in mind that I emphasized the word “IT” in verses 13 and 14 to point out to you that the LITERAL word for word translation says “HE” is Hoy. And this literal translation teaches us that the Sabbath REST is a SIGN or PROPHECY pointing to the MESSIAH as the TRUE REST. The HE, speaking of the MESSIAH, God's SON Jesus, as being the TRUE SIGN of being IN the New Covenant relationship between God and His people Israel. Keep in mind that salvation was to the Jews FIRST, according to Romans 1:16 and THEN God turned the gospel of salvation to the Gentiles. So then, the Old Covenant law was NOT given us us as Gentiles, but rather, it is the New Covenant that was given to us who BELIEVE. In fact, according to Romans 11:32 and Galatians 3:22, God CONCLUDED every single on of the children of Israel to be under sin so that salvation is obtained ONLY under the NEW COVENANT.

So then the keeping of the weekly Sabbath DAY cannot save or sanctify anyone. For you see, the keeping of the weekly Sabbath DAY was given as a SIGN for a PERPETUAL COVENANT. And that perpetual or everlasting eternal COVENANT is the New Covenant established in the shed blood of Jesus. In other words, Jesus is the FULFILLMENT of the FOURTH commandment. And NOW, Jesus is the ONLY name given among men whereby we MUST be saved. And thus, the resting on a DAY for a perpetual COVENANT is a shadow pointing us to REST in Jesus for our SANCTIFICATION to be made holy and righteous IN him. And IF you are doing WORKS under the Old Covenant that are NOT taught in the New Covenant then you are not TRULY resting in the New Covenant.

 

Here is the LITERAL translation of Exodus 31:13.

 

“And you speak you to sons of Israel to to say of yea of (Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus) Sabbaths of me, (THEN) you shall keep THAT SIGN HE between me and between you for generations of you to to know of that I Yahweh one HALLOWING OF you.”

 

WHO under the NEW COVENANT is the HE that is BETWEEN God and man?

 

Please read 1 Timothy 2:3-6.

 

“For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior;

4. Who will have ALL men to be SAVED, and to COME unto the KNOWLEDGE of the TRUTH.

5. For there is one God, and ONE mediator between God and men, the MAN Christ Jesus;

6. Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”

 

Moses is no longer the mediator between God and the children of Israel. He stood between them and God under the OLD covenant. But NOW, Israel has been given a NEW COVENANT established, confirmed and made SURE by the shed blood of Jesus, God's LAMB shed from the foundation of the world. The LAW was only added to keep or to protect the children of Israel from the enemy UNTIL God’s PROMISED seed came. And we all know that the promised seed is God's SON Jesus, who has now become the ONE and only SIGN between us and God that we are IN or UNDER a COVENANT relationship with God.

Without a COVENANT relationship with Almighty God that person is left alone to be PREY to the enemy Satan, the god of this present world. So if one denies or rejects the one and only COVENANT offered to mankind to have a true and pleasing relationship with the one true God, then you shall DIE in yours sins and be CUT OFF from HIS people.

The children of Israel were under the OLD COVENANT that is also called the FIRST covenant, which they broke and could not keep. So God made a NEW COVENANT with the house of Israel AND with the house of Judah. And with every covenant there are WORDS of that covenant to be obeyed.

The WORDS of the OLD covenant given to the CHILDREN of ISRAEL for THEM to obey throughout THEIR generations were written in the book of the law of Moses that also contained the TEN commandments. The Law of God that Yahweh gave to Moses contained in ORDINANCES that were placed in the SIDE of the ark were the INSTRUCTIONS on HOW and in what MANNER to OBEY the SABBATHS of Yahweh and the TEN commandments which contains the WEEKLY Sabbath that is a SIG for a PERPETUAL COVENANT, according to Exodus 31:16 which we will be reading shortly. So then, ALL of the words or ALL of the INSTRUCTION on HOW to keep the Old Covenant are written the Old Testament.

And thus, ALL of the WORDS  on HOW to keep the NEW COVENANT are written in the New Testament. Everything you need to know about HOW to be saved and HOW to receive eternal life in the world to came is written in the New Testament under the New Covenant. And if a Christian KEEP what Jesus abolished and nailed to the cross then they are actually DISPLEASING God rather than being more pleasing to God. And Jesus abolished the ORDINANCES contained in all of the ceremonial commandments in the old testament so that we NOW keep the NEWNESS of Spirit of the FOURTH commandment and NOT the OLDNESS of the LETTER of the law of the fourth commandment.

Can you not see that the new Covenant was given to ALL of mankind to OBEY are the words, teachings, commandments, ordinances and instructions of God's Son Jesus, who is now the SIGN of being under the NEW COVENANT relationship with Yahweh. So then, when God gave the Sabbath REST to the children of Israel as a SIGN saying keep that sign HE between Yahweh and between the children of Israel, the HE is a PROPHECY of the MESSIAH. 

And now. Jesus is the SIGN of the NEW PERPETUAL covenant. And anyone NOT KEEPING the TRUE SIGN shall be put to DEATH. And this is WHY God gave such a harsh severe punishment of being stoned to death by the people for any of the children of Israel who broke the OLD SIGN of the Sabbath DAY of REST under the OLD covenant. God wants the children of Israel to see that HIS TRUE Lamb as being the ONLY sacrifice that He will accept for the forgiveness of sins. It is Yahweh ALONE who SANCTIFIES His people THROUGH His SIGN, His SON Jesus, as the TRUE SPIRITUAL rest to which the SIGN of the weekly Sabbath was pointing. 

What do you think the word “SIGN” was even written calling the weekly Sabbath a SIGN! It was written to be FULFILLED just like the SIGN of Jonah was written so it could be FULFILLED by Jesus. Let us continue reading Exodus 31:15,16 so that you can now see that the RESTING on the seventh DAY was a SIGN for a PERPETUAL COVENANT which we know was FULFILLED by the shed blood of Jesus, according to Matthew 26:28, 1 Corinthians 11:25, and Hebrews 9:14-28. And NOW, according to 2 Corinthians 2:36, we are ministers of the New Testament NOT of the LETTER but of the SPIRIT. For you see, the keeping of the LETTER of the law is DEATH and the keeping of the SPIRIT of the law is LIFE. So if you want eternal life then STAY in the New Testament.

 

Let us continue reading Exodus 31:15,16.

 

“15. Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the Sabbath of REST, holy to the LORD: whosoever does any work in the Sabbath day, (A prophecy of the Seventh 1000 year long day of Yahweh’s Sabbath rest in the world to come. DURING the Millennial reign of Jesus is the LAST chance for Israel to be saved by RESTING in Jesus for their SANCTIFICATION. And IF anyone rejects God’s REST during the seventh 1000 year long day of Yahweh’s REST, His Messiah Jesus) he shall surely be put to death.

16. Wherefore, (whenever you see the word “wherefore” it means for this very REASON) the CHILDREN of ISRAEL shall keep (Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus)  the Sabbath, to OBSERVE (Or to DISCERN and PERCEIVE the Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus)  the Sabbath throughout THEIR generations, for a PERPETUAL COVENANT.”

 

Please notice that it does NOT say that the keeping of the weekly Sabbath DAY was given as a perpetual COMMANDMENT. But rather, The Bible ITSELF says that the jeeping of the weekly Sabbath DAY was given only to the children of Israel for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations as SIGN for a perpetual COVENANT and NOT for an eternal COMMANDMENT.

Let us take a moment here and explain the CORRECT meaning of the Hebrew word “OLAM” which is translated as “perpetual” here in the King James Version, and as “eternal” is some other modern translations of the Bible. According to the CONTEXT, we see the word “GENERATIONS”, and thus, the Hebrew word “OLAM” does NOT mean eternal in this context. For you see, the generations of Israel will come to and end. Mortal human flesh is NOT eternal. This Hebrew word “olam” also means for a LONG TIME and it is translated as a LONG TIME in Isaiah 42:14.

 

Here is Isaiah 42:14.

 

“I have LONG TIME  (OLAM)   held my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.”

 

Now, this verse in Isaiah 42:14 is a PROPHECY speaking of the wrath of God that shall be poured out upon the a GENERATION of the CHILDREN of ISRAEL, who did NOT perceive that the SIGN of the Sabbath DAY of REST was pointing to their DELIVERER, their MESSIAH, Jesus the CHRIST. And thus, only a REMNANT of the children of Israel will be sealed and kept alive in their mortal bodies to go into the 1000 year long day of REST to be taught of the Lord how to be saved under the New Covenant DURING the 1000 year reign of Jesus. When Jesus said that he is the Lord of the Sabbath Jesus knew that the Scriptures speak of him as being made the Lord of the Sabbath of Yahweh in the world to come. Jesus will rule FOR Yahweh during the Seventh 1000 year long day of Yahweh’s TRUE Sabbath rest. The whole point or their even being a FOURTH commandment was to lead the children of Israel TO REST in Jesus FOR holiness and righteousness to become God’s workmanship and NOT their OWN works of keeping the LETTER of the law to save themselves by their own works of righteous in which they BOAST. The FOURTH commandment was written to be FULFILLED by Jesus at the CROSS.

You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, it is ONLY those of us who are RESTING in the KNOWLEDGE of the TRUTH that Jesus IS the Christ, who is our DELIVERER from the BONDAGE or SLAVERY to SIN. This is WHY we, as Christians, do not keep the physical DAY of REST! For you see, we know the TRUTH understand why this SIGN of the Sabbath REST was given to the children of Israel for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations for a LONG TIME. Let us continue to finish reading Exodus 31:17,18 so that you can again see that the keeping of IT, the weekly Sabbath DAY was a SIGN between the children of Israel and God. And NOW, under the New Covenant we are to keep Jesus as our SIGN to REST in our Lord Jesus Christ for our holiness and rightnesses. For you see, that is how Yahweh SANCTIFIES those who BELIEVE and REST in his New PERPETUAL COVENANT for salvation and their receiving eternal life in the world to come.

 

Exodus 31:17,1.

 

“17. IT (Singular, speaking of Jesus as the TRUE Sabbath REST. For you see, the LITERAL translation says HE) is a SIGN between me and the CHILDREN of ISRAEL for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed. (Again, the seventh day is a prophecy of the yet future Seventh 1000 year lng day of Yahweh’s Sabbath rest in the world to come while Jesus rule FOR Him as the Lord OF the SABBATH for a 1000 years)

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

 

 

Now, verse 18 literally reads that Yahweh gave to Moses the job of FINISHING what God started to speak to the children of Israel on mount Horeb and the children of Israel said NO MORE do we want to hear Yahweh speak to us out of the fire lest we die. So Moses, you go and hear Yahweh FOR us and we will obey what Yahweh says to YOU. And all this was written to be FULFILLED by Jesus. 

 

Please read Deuteronomy 18:15-19.

 

“The LORD you God will raise up unto you a Prophet from the midst of you, of your brethren, like unto me; unto HIM you shall hearken; (This is a PROPHECY of Jesus who we must OBEY. Moses is telling the children of Israel that He is going to give them what the ASKED for at Mount Horeb. In other words, the children of Israel desired someone else to HEAR the words of Yahweh and then for that someone else to tell the what Yahweh said and they would obey that someone else. Moses is NOT the someone else in this prophecy, but rather, Moses is a FIGURE of Jesus to HEAR the words of Yahweh)

16.  ACCORDING TO all that YOU DESIRED 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 ANY MORE, that I die not. (And now, Yahweh can save not only the children of Israel but also WHOSOEVER BELIEVES in Jesus as the one prophesied to be raised up among the children of Israel)

17.  And the LORD said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken. (Or that is exactly what I wanted them to say so that now I can raise up their Savior according to THEIR DESIRE. Always remember that the Scriptures were written to be FULFILLED and Jesus FULFILLED the FOURTH commandment so that we can NOW keep the SPIRIT of thee fourth commandment. The keeping of the SPIRIT of the law means the keeping of the TRUE BODY that the SHADOW is a FIGURE OF. You see, if you shine a bright light on a TREE the tree will cast a SHADOW and that shadow is a FIGURE of the TREE. In other words, if you look closely at the shadowy figure you can see that it is a PICTURE of a TREE. And when we shine the LIGHT of the New Testament on Jesus we can look backward and see the SHADOW of the FOURTH commandment as being a FIGURE of Jesus. We REST in Jesus so that we can REST in the TRUE Seventh day of 1000 years in the world ot come Please read the study “WHAT DOES HEBREWS 4:1-11 TRULY MEAN?”)

18.  I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto you, (Teaching us that Moses is a FIGURE of Jesus) 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.”

 

 

 So for ME, I am going to hearken and obey the words of Jesus under the New Covenant written in the New Testament. Now, the focus of this study in God's word is for you, the reader and seeker of the truth, to not just merely read God's word and blindly accept the INTERPRETATION of others. I want my reader to STUDY God's word for YOURSELF, to see if what you are being taught by your church denomination is the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God. And by truly STUDYING God’s word for YOURSELF you will not be tossed to and fro by every wind of man-made church doctrine that comes knocking at your door.

The focus of this study in God's word is for those dear Christians, who are STRUGGLING to understand who is right and who is wrong among the many different church denominations where more and more of false teachings seem to be pooping up.

But the primary focus of this particular study is for seventh DAY of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians to UNDERSTAND the TRUE meaning of the SIGN of why God gave this fourth commandment of the weekly Sabbath REST to the CHILDREN of ISRAEL for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations in the first place. Was it written to be kept for all eternity by the children of Israel? Or was it written to be FULFILLED by Jesus to NOW be KEPT in a NEW WAY? Which ever you chose it must AGREE with every verse of Scripture in the bible. And I can tell you right now that the INTERPRETATION of the the KEEPING of weekly Sabbath DAY as being an eternal COMMANDMENT that is binding on Christians to keep CONTRADICTS a whole lot of Scriptures. Please read the six part study called “IS THE WEEKLY SABBATH BINDING ON CHRISTIANS?”

Also, this study is for NON Sabbath-keeping Christians who are being compelled and subverted by Sabbath keeping Christians to deceive you into disobeying the TRUE GOSPEL of Jesus Christ to fall from grace to be brought under the yoke of bondage of keeping the Law of Moses. The deceiving seducing spirit always starts with the QUESTION, “Why would Jesus just abolish the FOURTH commandment and NOT abolish the other NINE of the TEN Commandments? The answer is SIMPLE! Jesus did NOT abolish the fourth commandment ITSELF! But rather, what Jesus abolished and nailed ot the cross was the ORDINANCES CONTAINED IN the fourth commandment so that we can NOW KEEP the FORTH commandment in NEWNESS of SPIRIT and NOT in OLDNESS of the LETTER. Please read the studies “WHAT DOES CONTAINED IN ORDINANCES MEAN?” and “YES! CHRISTIANS MUST KEEP THE FOURTH COMMANDMENT!”

There are basically FIVE main MISCONCEPTIONS or wrong teachings that have been drilled into the minds of some Christians over and over again and again, until that is all they can see. Some may use the term “brainwashed”, as in, what many cult leaders do to their followers by dogmatically demanding that a verse means this or a verse means that and there is absolutely no other way to interpret those verses other than the way that they have been COMPELLED to believe

These five misconceptions or FALSE teachings are:

 

#1. The fourth commandment of keeping the weekly Sabbath day of rest was given to ALL of mankind and NOT just to Israel.

 

#2. The fourth commandment to keep the weekly Sabbath day of rest was given to ALL of mankind for ALL ETERNITY.

 

#3 The TEN commandment were given to Israel AND to us the church to keep for ALL ETERNITY, and therefore the FOURTH commandments is given for US to keep for ALL ETERNITY.

 

#4. Jesus kept the weekly Sabbath day of rest his whole life and he is our EXAMPLE to follow therefore WE must keep the weekly Sabbath rest all of our life as well if we want to receive eternal life in the world to come.

 

#5. The Roman Catholic church CHANGED the SEVENTH day Sabbath day of rest to Sunday, the FIRST day of the week, which is the PAGAN day of SUN worship.

 

So then, are these basic five teachings are what MAN teaches? Or are these five things what God Himself teaches?

 

What does the Bible ITSELF teach us?

 

Let us take a look see what the Bible ITSELF teaches us. Now remember that ALL Sabbath-keeping Christians dogmatically demand that, “The keeping of the WEEKLY Sabbath day was given to ALL of mankind to keep and that it was NOT just given to the children of Israel ONLY as so called pagan Sunday worshiping Christians teach.”

Please read the study “WAS THE WEEKLY SABBATH GIVEN AT CREATION WEEK?” But for now, let us see IF Sabbath-keeping Christians are correct in their dogmatic claim that the Sabbath day was given to ALL of mankind to keep, or see if they are MAKING a LIE?

Please read Deuteronomy 5:1-22 but we will take just 1 or 2 verses at a time.

 

Here is Deuteronomy 5:1.

“And Moses called all ISRAEL, (WHO did Moses CALL? Just read the words written. Moses called all of ISRAEL and NOT that Moses called ALL of MANKIND. But rather, the word of TRUTH plainly states in SIMPLICITY that Moses called all of ISRAEL) and said unto THEM, Hear, O ISRAEL, the statutes and judgments which I speak in YOUR ears THIS day, that you may LEARN them, and keep, and do them. 

 

Here in verse 1, we clearly see that there was a time when NONE of Israel were ever commanded, instructed, taught or even suggested to keep the Sabbath day. We see from this passage of Scripture that the keeping of the Sabbath day was given only to the children of ISRAEL upon a certain day in time at a certain place called mount Horeb or mount Sinai.

Also, we know and understand from the New Testament that the law of God was ADDED because of transgression. And that the law was ADDED only for a TIME, until the PROMISE of the SEED came. To understand WHY Galatians does NOT prove that God MUST HAVE given the TEN Commandments to Adam in the Garden of Eden please read the studies, “WHAT DOES EXODUS 20:8 TRULY MEAN?” and “WHAT DOES EXODUS 16:28-30 RULY MEAN?” But for now, I just want to point out some very basic FACTS plainly stated in God's word of TRUTH that do NOT need to be INTERPRETED to know and understand what they mean.

In other words, the word of TRUTH states as FACT with NO interpretation needed that God gave the Sabbath day to the CHILDREN of ISRAEL for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations as a SIGN that THEY were in COVENANT relationship which God made with THEM for the very FIRST time, which God had NOT made with any of the FATHER'S of the children of Israel before this time on mount Horeb. To say this another way, I want you to see for yourself directly from God's word of TRUTH that God made NOT THIS covenant with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob of ANY of mankind BEFORE this time when God made THIS covenant with the children of ISRAEL ONLY for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations.

Let us continue with verses 2 and 3.

 

Deuteronomy 5:2,3.

 

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

3. The LORD made NOT THIS COVENANT with our fathers, BUT with us, even us, who are all of us here ALIVE THIS day.” 

 

How can it get any clearer than this dear children of God? God is specifically stating as fact with absolutely NO interpretation needed for anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear that THIS COVENANT of observing the weekly Sabbath DAY was given ONLY to the children of Israel. It was NOT given tor the fathers of the children of Israel who died before the bondage in Egypt. But rather, this first covenant WITH the children of Israel was given to those who came out of bindage in the land of Egypt. And this covenant was given as a SIGN for THEM keeping THIS COVENANT was made between God and the children of ISRAEL who were ALIVE and HEARD the voice of God in mount Sinai or mount Horeb.Plain and simple, keeping of the Sabbath DAY of resting on the SEVENTH day was NOT made with the FATHERS of Israel, whom we know to be Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. And since it was NOT given to the fathers of the children of Israel tha most assuredly the keeping of the weekly Sabbath DAY was NOT given  to Adam at creation week.

So then, this ONE verse of Scripture alone should prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that God did NOT command, instruct, teach, or even suggest to Adam or any other human being to REST on the SEVENTH day of the week BEFORE this TIME at Mount Horeb when God made this COVENANT with the children of ISRAEL ALONE for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations asa SIGN for a PERPETUAL COVENANT and NOT for an eternal COMMANDMENT.

Let us continue reading Deuteronomy 5:1-22 taken just a few verses at a time.

 

Please read Deuteronomy 5:4-6.

 

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

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

6. I am the LORD your God, which brought you OUT of the land of Egypt, from the house of BONDAGE.” 

 

The very reason of WHY God gave the children of ISRAEL the Sabbath day was for them to REST, AND for them to know WHY they were GIVEN this REST from God as a SIGN of the COVENANT relationship with God, Yahweh wants the Jews to KNOW that He ALONE is the ONE TRUE God who DELIVERED them from the BONDAGE of SLAVERY in the land of Egypt. God says REMEMBER the Sabbath or REMEMBER the REST that I GIVE to you. Yahweh is saying to ISRAEL, remember that it was I the Lord your God who delivered you out of the bondage of slavery and gave you REST.

Yes, there is no doubt that the SEVENTH day of the WEEK has SIGNIFICANCE! And the main purpose of this study is to show you WHAT seventh DAY Sabbath of REST SIGNIFIES. It was given for a SIGN to ISRAEL for them to REMEMBER back when they were once in BONDAGE of SLAVERY to WORK and how God SET them FREE and gave them REST.

This FREEDOM from BONDAGE of slavery to REST was a SHADOW pointing to Jesus their TRUE REST, the ONLY name given among mean whereby we MUST be delivered and set free from the BONDAGE of SIN. The children of Israel had the physical SIGN of RESTING on a DAY in order to show that they were keeping the SIGN by keep a DAY holy under the OLD COVENANT. And that SIGN of keep a DAY holy by RESTING is a SHADOW pointing to the TRUE spiritual SIGN of the NEW COVENANT of RESTING IN Jesus as our Lord and Savior. And ONLY resting in Jesus for holiness makes it possible to be in a covenant relationship with God. Plain and simple, after the cross, the ONLY covenant that God accepts for SALVATION is the New PERPETUAL COVENANT that the FOURTH commandment is a SHADOW pointing to RESTING in Jesus under the New Covenant. Can you not see that under the OLD Covenant the Israel were given physical REST on a DAY which points to the TRUE SPIRITUAL PERPETUAL REST we have IN Jesus?

 

Let us continue reading Deuteronomy 5:7-10.

 

“7. You shall have none other gods before me.

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

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

10. And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.” 

 

Now, verse 10 in the LITERAL translation is one of the KEYS to understanding the REASON of why the children of Israel were to OBSERVE the weekly Sabbath DAY of resting. The Sabbath was a SHADOW pointing to Jesus, the SON OF the living God, Yahweh. 

 

Here is the LITERAL translation of verse 10. 

 

“And doing kindness to THOUSANDS to ones LOVING me and ones observing INSTRUCTIONS of HIM instructions of ME.” 

 

Here in verse 10 in the literal translation, we see TWO persons or TWO beings where the ones obeying the instructions, teachings or commandments of HIM, are obeying the instructions, the teachings or the commandment of the WILL of ME, speaking of Yahweh, the one true God. The pronoun HIM is a hidden prophecy of the first coming of JESUS, the bread of heaven, or the TEACHINGS of God come down from heaven. Yahweh put His WORDS in the mouth of His Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus. And, therefore, we MUST OBEY the teachings of Jesus OVER the teachings of the LETTER of the Law of Moses under the Old Covenant.

The teachings, the doctrine, the instructions, the commandments, the words of HIM, speaking of God's SON, Jesus, are the very self same INSTRUCTIONS of Yahweh, the God and Father OF Jesus given under the New Covenant. So then, SOME of God's chosen people ISRAEL took the Lord's NAME in VAIN by REJECTING the teachings of HIM, speaking of the teachings of Jesus. And by their NOT hearkening to obey the teachings of Jesus, they were, in fact, rejecting the teachings and the WILL of Yahweh Himself. For you see, it was Yahweh Himself who APPOINTED or COMMISSIONED His SON Jesus to become the salvation OF Yahweh to save His people of Israel from their BONDAGE of this world's system of SIN. And by them rejecting the only NAME under heaven whereby they MUST be saved allowed God to fulfill His word of prophecy and turn the gospel of salvation to the Gentiles so that WHOSOEVER of the Jews OR the Gentiles who BELIEVE shall be saved.

Thus, Yahweh merely DID or FULFILLED what he prophesied in His word that He would do. So then, when Israel rejected Yahweh's so great a salvation, God then turned to THOUSANDS of Gentiles who would NOT take His NAME in VAIN by NOT rejecting the instructions of HIM. Again, all that Jesus teaches under the New Covenant, Yahweh gave to his SON Jesus to give to his disciple who gave these same words of Jesus to us. Some Jews and many Gentiles heard God's word being mixed with FAITH to BELIEVE that Jesus was a CLEAN, a sinless man, a man APPOINTED by God to DELIVER all, who believe the INSTRUCTIONS or teachings of HIM, speaking of God's SON Jesus to be set free from the bondage of SIN.

Jesus is now our SIGN of KEEPING the NEW COVENANT. Jesus has become our Sabbath REST where we REST in Jesus as our Savior whom God Himself commissioned to do all His will even to die on the cross for the sins of the world. Let us continue reading Deuteronomy 5:1-22 taking a few verses at a time.

 

Please read Deuteronomy 5:11,12.

 

11. You shall not take (Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus) the NAME of the LORD your God in VAIN: (Or you shall not RECEIVE the NAME of the Lord in futility having no effectiveness. ONLY those of us, who BELIEVE on the NAME of the Lord to be saved must ALSO CEASE from the works of the law contained ORDINANCES that Jesus ABOLISHED and NAILED ot the cross, according to Ephesians 2:8-15 and Colossians 2:14-17) for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that takes (Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus) His NAME in VAIN. (Taking God's NAME in VAIN means NOT BELIEVING on the NAME of the Lord to REST IN Jesus from the works of the law. Who is the one prophesied to come? Who FULFILLED the Scriptures? Who is it that was GIVEN the NAME of the Lord? The NAME Jesus means Yahweh saves or the salvation OF Yahweh. Blessed is HE who comes in the NAME OF Yahweh. And many of Israel took the ONLY NAME given among men whereby we MUST be saved in VAIN by NOT BELIEVING on the NAME of Yahweh, which was GIVEN to His SON Jesus after the cross. My point right now is the the Apostle Paul was in fear for the Christians who were observing or keeping DAYS that he had preached the gospel to them in VAIN)

12. Keep (Or OBSERVE Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus) the Sabbath day to sanctify IT, (Which LITERALLY reads sanctify HIM) as the LORD your God has commanded (Or has instructed) YOU. 

 

Again, God is speaking to the CHILDREN of ISRAEL to NOT receive that NAME of Jesus to be saved in  VAIN by their continuing to keep the LETTER of the law that Jesus abolished and nailed ot the cross. Let is go ahead and read the LITERAL translation of verse 12. 

 

Here is the LIET translation f deuteronomy 5:12.

 

“To OBSERVE the Sabbath day to to HALLOW HIM as Yahweh your Elohim has INSTRUCTED you.” 

 

Again, the HIM here in the literal translation is a hidden prophecy of Jesus whom Israel was being shown to HALLOW when he came an HEAR the words of HIM, the teachings of God's SON Jesus under the NEW covenant.

Now please keep in mind that this one passage of Scripture is not ALL the teachings or the instructions that Yahweh is giving to His people Israel as SHADOWS pointing to Jesus as the Messiah. By reading only the English translation we only see part of the hidden prophecy here in this verse PROPHESYING of HIM, referring to Jesus. Jesus IS the TRUE REST which is being foretold or SHADOWED here to come pass. It was a schoolmaster for Israel to be WATCHING or OBSERVING to DISCERN why the keeping of the weekly Sabbath DAY was a SIGN. It was a SIGN pointing to the future PERPETUAL COVENANT established in the shed blood of Jesus. The Aleph and the Tav are the FIRST and the LAST letters of the Hebrew alphabet. And Jesus said, I am the FIRST and the LAST and that the Scriptures testify of him. So I have translates some the untranslated Aleph and Tav as Aleph and Tav Messiah Jesus that point to the weekly Sabbath day as a prophecy of our TRUE Sabbath REST in Jesus for holiness.

Can you not see that ALL of the ceremonial commandments were written to be FULFILLED by Jesus INCLUDING the FOURTH commandment? The fourth commandment is NOT a MORAL law of God. There are SIX MORAL commandments in the TEN Commandments and the fourth commandment is NOT one of the MORAL commandments. The fourth commandment is a CEREMONIAL commandment containing ORDINANCES that Jesus abolished and nailed to the cross. And NOW, under the New Covenant we keep the fourth commandment in NEWNESS of SPIRIT and NOT in the OLDNESS of LETTER.

The word keep or observe means to watch closely, to guard, to protect, to watch circumspectly. God hides things in His word for us to OBSERVE or to WATCH for in order to understand their PROPHESIED meaning of the TRUE which was to come.

In verse 15, God restates this instruction of observing the Sabbath REST as to REMEMBER the Sabbath REST and to REMEMBER WHY God instructed them to REST on the seventh day. So then, the thing that God wants the children of Israel to OBSERVE is that HE gave them REST from the BONDAGE they were under in the land of Egypt to give them REST. God delivered them from physical bondage and now God wants to deliver them and us from the bondages of SIN through His NAME, the only NAME given among men whereby we MUST be saved/

Now this does not mean that the seventh day in not significant. This PATTERN of SIX, then comes the SEVENTH is repeated in the book of Revelation pointing to the DAY of the Lord, which is the SEVENTH 1000 year long DAY of the Yahweh. And it is during that Seventh 1000 year long day that Jesus, the ARM of Yahweh, will rule and reign FOR Yahweh for 1000 years as the Lord OF the SABBATH.

But the main point is that God wants ISRAEL to REMEMBER their BONDAGE in Egypt and how HE ALONE SET them FREE from the BONDAGE of WORK for them to REST physically, so that they would be perceiving or OBSERVING their true spiritual REST in HIM, who was prophesied to come as their DELIVERER or Messiah to given them SPIRITUAL REST to their SOULS.

The very word Sabbath means REST. Jesus is our DELIVERER from the BONDAGE of SIN and we REST in Jesus as our DELIVERER. Can you not see these parallels between WHY the Sabbath was given to ISRAEL to REMEMBER their DELIVERANCE pointing to Jesus being our DELIVERER in whom we REST IN as our SAVIOR.

Now if so be that God Himself intended for man to place all the focus of the Sabbath, which actually mean REST, to be placed on the SEVENTH day as the ONLY focus, then God would have named this day of the week accordingly by calling it the “shebiyi” day, which means the SEVENTH day. This Hebrew word for seventh comes from the root word “shebit”, which means CAPTIVITY, so I agree that there is significance with the seventh day. But there is also a significance on RESTING. Scripture was written to be FULFILLED and the FOURTH commandment was FULFILLED in Jesus by his becoming our TRUE REST from the BONDAGE of SIN. And the resting on the SEVENTH day is a SHADOW pointing tp the 1000 year long day of the reign of Jesus in the world to come as the Lord of the Sabbath. Please read the study “IS JESUS OUR TRUE SABBATH REST?” But for now, let us continue to read Deuteronomy 5:1-22 a few verses at a time.

 

Please read Deuteronomy 5:13-15.

 

13. Six days YOU shall labor, and do all your work: (Now WE, as Christians, who ENTER through the DOOR of our REST the moment we BELIEVE on God's SON Jesus will be granted the right to eat of the tree of eternal life at the very moment Jesus returns to execute the wrath of God. But unsaved Israel will suffer the wrath of God. So then, ONLY we, who are RESTING in Jesus now in this present world as our Lord and Savior shall rule and reign WITH Jesus over the remnant of Israel and those left of the nation who call upon the NAME of the Lord to be saved ALIVE in their MORTAL bodies. For you see, a REMNANT of Israel will be saved alive in their mortal bodies to WORK during the seventh day of Yahweh's rest and time of refreshing. We will work also by preaching the gospel from the air to the mortals down on the earth. Christians will be given spiritual rest of ETERNAL LIFE resting assured that the second death will have NO power over us. But those in the mortal bodies will WORK rebuilding the ruins cities. And they will also work by CEASING from the works of the law to learn to REST in Jesus for holiness and righteousness. Do you think even for a minute that God LEFT OUT something so vital as receiving eternal life from His NEW covenant? The WORDS of the NEW covenant are the words written in the NEW Testament of the Bible. So if you follow the teachings of the NEW Testament to obey THEM then you have Yahweh's PROMISE that you will receive eternal life in the word to come)

14. But the SEVENTH day is the Sabbath OF the LORD your God: in it you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your ox, nor your ass, nor any of your cattle, nor your stranger that is within your gates; that your manservant and your maidservant may REST as well as you.

15. And REMEMBER that you WERE a servant in the land of Egypt, (Or REMEMBER that you were ONCE a bond SLAVE in the land of Egypt) AND (REMEMBER ALSO) that the LORD your God brought you OUT thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out ARM: THEREFORE (Or for this very reason is WHY) the LORD your God commanded you to KEEP (Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus) the Sabbath DAY.” 

 

If you do not understand the REASON of WHY God commanded the children of ISRAEL to KEEP the Sabbath day as a day of REST, then you will not understand that the Sabbath day was a SHADOW pointing TO the ARM of the Lord, who was PROPHESIED to come to DELIVER God's people ISRAEL from the BONDAGE and slavery of SIN.

Many Bible scholars agree that “EGYPT” is a type or figure for the world and more precisely speaking of Satan the god of this present world system. God is NOT FINISHED WORKING with his people ISRAEL. God is NOT RESTING for it is NOT the SEVENTH day of the Lord, which is yet to come. Below are the six MORAL laws of God which are ALL being kept under the NEW covenant by our OBEDIENCE to walk in LOVE toward one another as God's SON Jesus had COMMANDED us to to. Jesus gave us only TWO commandments under the New Covenant written in the New Testament.

So then,  by RESTING in the words, teachings, INSTRUCTIONS or COMMANDMENTS of Jesus to OBEY HIS commandments under the NEW covenant, then were ARE indeed keeping ALL the Law of God that Yaweh requires of to keep in order to receive eternal life in the world to come. Jesus is the SIGN of the NEW covenant. Jesus did NOT abolish any of the six following MORAL laws of God. Here is the rest of Deuteronomy 5:1-22.

 

Deuteronomy 5:16-22.

 

“16. Honor your (Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus) father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you; (In other words, children that are Christians should honor their SAVED parents. And children should also honor their unsaved parents to a POINT. But IF honoring unsaved parent causes a Christ to dishonor Almighty God then they must honor God even if it means to disobey their parents guiding them to sin against God) that your days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with you, in the land which the LORD your God gives you.

17. You shall not kill.

18. Neither shall you commit adultery.

19. Neither shall you steal.

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

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

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

 

The unsaved Jews AND the Judaizing Jewish Christians trusted in Moses. And the unsaved Jews asked Jesus what WORKS or what SIGN do you give so that they could come to trust the words of Jesus.

 

Please read John 6:28-31.

 

“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 , (Or COMMISSIONED)

30. They said therefore unto him, What SIGN show you then, that we may see, and believe you? What do you work?

31. Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them BREAD from heaven to eat.”

 

Or Moses showed us that he was sent by God by giving us bread from heaven to eat. Jesus corrects them by saying that it was Yahweh who gave your fathers that Manna and NOT Moses. Then later on Jesus said the ONLY SIGN that I will give to you or the only sign that I will EXPLAIN to you  is the SIGN of Jonah. And then Jesus EXPLAINED that the SIGN of Jonah is a FIGURE of the Son of man being crucified and buried in the belly of the earth for three days and three nights like Jonah was in the belly of the fish for three days and three nights before the fish vomited him up ALIVE on the beach. So Jesus is saying, after you see me resurrected from the dead then you will know that I am the Chirst, the one prophesied to come in the Scriptures.

 

Please read Matthew 12:38-40.

 

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

39.  But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a SIGN; and there shall NO SIGN be given to it, (The unbelieving) but the SIGN of the prophet Jonas: 

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

 

But for us who BELIEVE in Jesus there are MANY SIGNS written in the Old Testament that Jesus has already fulfilled or will fulfill at his COMING. 

Again, Jesus did NOT abolish the fourth commandment ITSELF. But Jesus did, INDEED, abolish all of the ORDINANCES contained IN the FOURTH commandment. And IF a Christians KEEPS what Jesus ABOLISHED then rather than please God they are actually DISPLEASING God.

So I implore all seventh DAY of the week Sabbath KEEPING Christians to stop twisting the teachings of the Apostle Paul to fit your preconceived belief that God gave the keeping of the WEEKLY Sabbath DAY to all of mankind.

Please read all the studies I referring in this study which can be found in heading >>>WHAT IS THE TRUE SABBATH?<<< Also, you can read many quotes from the early church writers proving that they found against the false teaching of the Judaizing Christians subverting and compelling Christians to keep the weekly Sabbath DAY. “DID THE EARLY CHURCH KEEP THE SABBATH?”

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

 

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Brother Mark.

 

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