THE SABBATH REST IS A SIGN!

THE SABBATH REST IS A SIGN!


What do I mean when I say that the Sabbath REST is a SIGN? The Bible ITSELF teaches us that the seventh day Sabbath of REST was given to the children of Israel to keep throughout their generations as a SIGN.


But what does this mean? A SIGN of WHAT?


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.

Please read Exodus 31:12-18 even if you have read it a thousand million 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 we 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.


And the LORD (Almighty God, Yahweh) spoke unto Moses, saying, (So these are the very words of Yahweh himself, saying,)

13. Speak you also unto the CHILDREN of Israel, saying, Verily my Sabbaths YOU shall keep: for IT (singular meaning the weekly Sabbath or weekly day of REST) 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 REST that God gave to the CHILDREN of ISRAEL to keep throughout THEIR generations is a SIGN to THEM that it is the Lord or Yahweh, the Almighty, who is the one who SANCTIFIES them and NOT that they who sanctify THEMSELVES.

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 wanted 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.

Let us continue reading God's word in Exodus 31:14-18.


14. YOU (the CHILDREN of ISRAEL and NOT you, as a Christian, who are reading these words of God in the Old Testament, which are the words of the OLD covenant that God made ONLY to the children of Israel. These words were NOT written to you, 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 (when ever you see the word “therefore” find out what it is therefore? This word therefore means for this very REASON. WHAT very reason? This very reason to KNOW the MEANING of the SIGN of RESTING! God sanctified this Sabbath or this REST for Israel to understand WHY this SIGN was given to them.); 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, and NOT they themselves delivered themselves from the BONDAGE of SLAVERY in the land of Egypt, but rather remember and know that Yahweh delivered them. This Sabbath rest is holy) unto YOU (the CHILDREN of ISRAEL): 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 is the SEVERITY of the punishment for NOT REMEMBERING to REST on the Sabbath day of REST. Second 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 verse 13 to point out to you that the LITERAL word for word translation says “HE”, which 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, is the TRUE SIGN between God and his people Israel.

The keeping of the Sabbath day cannot save anyone. But the SIGN that the Sabbath day is pointing to IS the MESSIAH the ONLY name given among men whereby we MUST be saved.

Here AGAIN is the LITERAL translation of Exodus 31:13.


And you speak you to sons of Israel to to say of yea Sabbaths of me 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. Israel has been given a NEW COVENANT established, confirmed and mare SURE by the shed blood of Jesus, God's LAMB shed BEFORE the foundation of the world. The LAW was only added to keep or to protect the children of Israel from the enemy UNTIL his PROMISED seed came, which we all know 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 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 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 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 TEN commandments.

The WORDS of the NEW COVENANT 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 me and between me, the HE is a PROPHECY of the MESSIAH, who is now the SIGN of the NEW 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 stone to death for any of the children of Israel who broke the OLD SIGN of the Sabbath REST under the OLD covenant. God wanted to see that HIS lamb is 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!

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, 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 the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout THEIR generations, for a perpetual (OLAM) covenant.”


Let me 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 where we see the word “GENERATIONS” the Hebrew word “OLAM” does NOT mean eternal, because the generations of Israel will come to and end. 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.”


This is speaking of the wrath of God, which shall be poured out upon the a GENERATION of the CHILDREN of ISRAEL, who did NOT perceive that the SIGN of the Sabbath REST was pointing to their DELIVERER, their MESSIAH, 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.

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, the Christ, the anointed of Yahweh, is our DELIVERER from the BONDAGE or SLAVERY to SIN. This is WHY we, as Christians, do not keep the physical day of REST, because we know and 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.


17. IT (Singular, the Sabbath REST and NOT all of the TEN commandments, but rather ONLY the Sabbath REST) is a SIGN between me and the CHILDREN of ISRAEL for ever (olam, or for a long time, for ages that come to and end, and not for eternity): for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.

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 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, but 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, so that 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 seem to be pooping up.

But the primary focus of this study is for 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 for a LONG TIME or for AGES and not for eternity.

The study is also for NON Sabbath keeping Christians, who are be compelled and subverted by Sabbath keeping Christians to deceive you into disobeying the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ to fall from grace to be brought under the yoke of bondage of keeping the Law of Moses.


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 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."

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.



And Moses called all ISRAEL, (WHO did Moses CALL? Just read the word written. Moses called all of ISRAEL and NOT that Moses called ALL of MANKIND, but rather the word of TRUTH plainly states that Moses called all of ISRAEL) and said unto THEM, Hear, O ISRAEL, the statutes and judgments which I speak in YOUR ears THIS day, that you may LEARN them, and keep, and do them. (Here we clearly see that there was a time when NONE of Israel were ever commanded, instructed, taught or even suggested to keep the Sabbath day, the seventh day of the week. We see from this passage of scripture that the keeping of the Sabbath day was given only to the children of ISRAEL upon a certain day in time at a certain place called mount Horeb or mount Sinai.

Also we know and understand from the New Testament that the law of God was ADDED, because of transgression. And that the law was ADDED only for a TIME, until the PROMISE of the SEED came. We will go deeper in God's word further on in this study showing you those scriptures, 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 for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations.)

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

3. The LORD made NOT THIS COVENANT with our fathers, BUT with US, even US, who are all of US here ALIVE THIS day. (How can it get any clearer than this dear child of God? God is specifically stating as fact with absolutely NO interpretation needed for anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear that THIS COVENANT of observing the Sabbath as a SIGN of keeping THIS COVENANT was made between God and the children of ISRAEL, who were ALIVE and HEARD the voice of God in mount Sinai or mount Horeb from out of the midst of fire, and that the Sabbath of resting on the SEVENTH day was NOT made with the FATHERS of Israel, whom we know to be Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

So this one verse alone should prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that God did NOT command, instruct, teach, or even suggest to Adam or any other human being to REST on the SEVENTH day of the week BEFORE this TIME, when God made this COVENANT with the children of ISRAEL ALONE in the TIME of MOSES.)

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

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

6. I am the LORD your God, which brought you OUT of the land of Egypt, from the house of BONDAGE. (The very reason of WHY God gave the children of ISRAEL the Sabbath day was for them to REST, AND for them to know WHY they were GIVEN this REST from God as a SIGN of the COVENANT. Yahweh wanted them to KNOW that he ALONE is the ONE TRUE God, who DELIVERED them from the BONDAGE of SLAVERY in the land of Egypt. God says REMEMBER the Sabbath or REMEMBER the REST that I GIVE to you. Remember that it was I the Lord your God who delivered you out of the bondage of slavery and gave you REST.

Yes the SEVENTH day has SIGNIFICANCE, but the main purpose of the Sabbath REST was for a SIGN to ISRAEL for them to REMEMBER back when they were once in BONDAGE of SLAVERY to WORK and how God SET them FREE and gave them REST.

This FREEDOM from BONDAGE of slavery to REST was a SHADOW pointing to Jesus their TRUE REST, who would deliver them and set them free from the BONDAGE of SIN. We have the physical SIGN of RESTING in or under the OLD COVENANT pointing to the TRUE spiritual SIGN of the NEW COVENANT of RESTING IN Jesus as our Lord and Savior making it possible to be in a covenant relationship with God. Under the OLD covenant Israel was given physical REST pointing to the TRUE SPIRITUAL REST we have in Jesus.)

7. You shall have none other gods before me.

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

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

10. And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments. (Now verse 10 here in the LITERAL translation is one of the KEYS to understanding that the OBSERVING of Sabbath was a SHADOW pointing to Jesus, the SON OF the living God, Yahweh. Here is the LITERAL translation of verse 10.and doing kindness to THOUSANDS to ones LOVING me and ones observing INSTRUCTIONS of HIM instructions of ME.” Here we see TWO persons or TWO beings where the one is obeying the instructions, teachings or commandments of HIM, who is obeying the instructions, the teachings or the commandment of the WILL of ME, speaking of Yahweh, the one true God. The HIM is a hidden prophecy of the first coming of JESUS, the bread of heaven, or the TEACHINGS of God come down from heaven.

The teachings, the doctrine, the instructions, the commandments, the words of HIM, speaking of God's SON, Jesus, are the very self same INSTRUCTIONS of Yahweh, the God and Father OF Jesus. So when God's chosen people ISRAEL took the Lord's NAME in VAIN by REJECTING the teachings of HIM, speaking of the teachings of Jesus, they were in fact rejecting the teachings and the WILL of Yahweh himself, who APPOINTED or COMMISSIONED his SON Jesus to become the salvation OF Yahweh to save the people from their BONDAGE of this world's system of SIN.

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

Jesus is our SIGN of KEEPING the NEW COVENANT. Jesus has become our Sabbath REST where we REST in Jesus as our Savior, whom God commissioned to do all his will even to die on the cross for the sins of the world.)

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

12. Keep (or OBSERVE) the Sabbath day to sanctify it (or sanctify HIM), as the LORD your God has commanded (or has instructed) YOU. ( God is speaking to the CHILDREN of ISRAEL. The LITERAL translation reads to OBSERVE the Sabbath day to to HALLOW HIM as Yahweh your Elohim has INSTRUCTED you.” Again the HIM here in the literal translation is a hidden prophecy of Jesus whom Israel was being shown to HALLOW when he came 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. So we only see part of the hidden prophecy here in this verse PROPHESYING of HIM, referring to Jesus, being the TRUE REST, which is being foretold here to come, who Israel was to be WATCHING for or OBSERVING for to come by observing the Sabbath REST.

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

In verse 15 God restates this instruction of observing the Sabbath REST as to REMEMBER the Sabbath REST and to REMEMBER WHY God instructed them to REST on the seventh day. So then, the thing that God wants the children of Israel to OBSERVE is that HE gave them REST from the BONDAGE they were under in the land of Egypt to give them REST.

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

But the main point is that God wanted ISRAEL to REMEMBER their BONDAGE in Egypt and how HE ALONE SET them FREE from the BONDAGE of WORK for them to REST physically, so that they would be perceiving or OBSERVING their true spiritual REST in HIM, who was prophesied to come as their DELIVERER or Messiah 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 mean REST, to be placed on the SEVENTH day as opposed to RESTING and having their eyes on Yahweh as their DELIVERER from BONDAGE, then God would have named this day of the week accordingly by calling it the “shebiyi” day, which means the SEVENTH day. This Hebrew word for seventh comes from the root word “shebit”, which means CAPTIVITY, so I agree that there is significance with the seventh day.

But once the Jews, who received Jesus as their Lord and Savior came to UNDERSTAND that Jesus was their Passover LAMB, then they CEASED to keep the Passover feast, because they now understood that it was a SHADOW pointing to the TRUE Passover LAMB being FULFILLED in Jesus. And when the Jews UNDERSTOOD that the physical circumcision in the flesh was a SHADOW pointing to Jesus being our TRUE SPIRITUAL circumcision, then they no longer COMPELLED the Gentile Christians to be circumcised in the flesh. And in the same way, when the Jews who became Christians UNDERSTOOD that the PHYSICAL keeping of a day of REST was a SHADOW pointing to the TRUE REST, then they no longer kept the WEEKLY Sabbath day of REST.

The word "Sabbath" means REST. And the physical rest on a DAY of the week was a SIGN, or the SHADOW pointing to our TRUE SPIRITUAL REST, which we have in Jesus where we are RESTING in the TRUTH that Jesus has DELIVERED us from the BONDAGE of SIN.

Under the LAW no one can ever KNOW and have PEACE and REST that they ARE SAVED. But under the law of FAITH and the law of GRACE we can REST ASSURED that we ARE SAVED and that God is yet working in us where we are HIS workmanship and NOT our OWN workmanship where we have NO REST and NO assurance of peace that we are being good ENOUGH to please God to be saved.)

13. Six days YOU shall labor (or SERVE. The Hebrew word here literally means to be kept in bondage for six days), and do all your work: (Now keep in mind that these verses are prophecies referring to the children of ISRAEL and all, who do NOT accept and KEEP the SIGN of God's SPIRITUAL TRUE REST under God's NEW COVENANT, which can ONLY be received or ENTERED INTO by FAITH in his SON Jesus.

UNBELIEVING ISRAEL will NOT enter into their rest AFTER the SIXTH day has been completed, but will enter into the SEVENTH 1000 year long day of the Lord to WORK and the only feast day that will be kept from year to year during the millennium is the feast of tabernacles.

But WE, as Christians, who ENTER through the DOOR of our REST the moment we BELIEVE on God's SON Jesus will be granted to eat of the tree of eternal life at the very moment Jesus returns to execute the wrath of God, who will then rule and reign as the ARM of the Lord for Yahweh during the SEVENTH 1000 year day of the Lord. And ONLY we, who are RESTING in Jesus now in this present world as our Lord and Savior, shall rule and reign WITH Jesus over the remnant of Israel and those left of the nation who call upon the NAME of the Lord to be saved.

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, but we ONLY or we alone shall be given our COMPLETED spiritual rest of ETERNAL LIFE resting assured that the second death will have NO power over US who REMAIN resting in Jesus unto death or unto that great and notable day of our Lord come. We still have REST now in this present world, but we still bear a LIGHT burden. The REST of Jesus is EASY, but it is also called a LIGHT burden, which means we are free from all the ceremonial laws, but we must still yet obey all the MORAL laws of God. And ALL the MORAL laws are written in the NEW Testament under the NEW covenant. 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) the LORD your God commanded you to KEEP the Sabbath day. (If you do not understand the REASON of WHY God commanded the children of ISRAEL to KEEP the Sabbath day as a day of REST, then you will not understand that the Sabbath day was a SHADOW pointing TO the ARM of the Lord, who was PROPHESIED to come to DELIVER God's people ISRAEL from the BONDAGE and slavery of SIN.

Again we will expound on this deeper further on in this study of God's word, but for now please know and understand that PROPHECY of Jesus is hidden in this verse and many other verses throughout the Old Testament. In Isaiah we learn that the ARM of Yahweh is a prophecy of Jesus DELIVERING mankind from their sin and the LITERAL meaning of “brought out” of the bondage of Egypt is in the PRESENT tense reading that God IS BRINGING his people ISRAEL out of bondage.

Many Bible scholars agree that “EGYPT” is a type or figure for the world and more precisely speaking of Satan the god of this present world system. God is NOT FINISHED WORKING with his people ISRAEL. God is NOT RESTING for it is NOT the SEVENTH day of the Lord, which is yet to come.

Below are the six MORAL laws of God, which are ALL being kept in the NEW covenant by our OBEDIENCE to walk in LOVE toward one another as God's SON Jesus had COMMANDED us to to.

So by RESTING in the word, teachings, INSTRUCTIONS or COMMANDMENTS of Jesus to OBEY HIS commandments under the NEW covenant, then were ARE indeed keeping ALL the law of God. Jesus is the SIGN of the NEW covenant. Jesus did NOT abolish any of the six following MORAL laws of God.)

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

17. You shall not kill.

18. Neither shall you commit adultery.

19. Neither shall you steal.

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

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

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





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

If your answer is the children of ISRAEL, then you are reading the Scriptures with your spiritual eyes OPEN.

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

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

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

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



So then, misconception #1 where Sabbath keeping Christians are MAKING a LIE by dogmatically demanding that God gave the weekly Sabbath to rest on the SEVENTH day to ALL of mankind should be set to rest for any with eyes to see and ears to hear and who are truly seeking the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God HIMSELF.

Let us now take a look at the other remaining four misconceptions taught by Sabbath keeping Christians.



#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.



What does the Bible ITSELF teach us?



Does the word of TRUTH teach us that the FIRST COVENANT was a ETERNAL covenant to be kept by ALL of mankind?

We have already leaned directly from God word of truth that this FIRST covenant was NOT made with ALL of mankind, but rather rather made with the CHILDREN of ISRAEL for THEN to keep throughout THEIR generations as a PERPETUAL covenant.

God did NOT make this FIRST covenant with ANY of the GENTILES, but rather SPECIFICALLY made this FIRST covenant with the CHILDREN of ISRAEL, which God did NOT even make with any of the FATHER'S of the children of Israel BEFORE this time when God gave the TEN commandments, the WORDS of the covenant to Moses to give to the CHILDREN of ISRAEL for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations.

So then, we know with absolute certainty that this FIRST covenant was NOT an ETERNAL covenant for ALL of mankind. 

But the question now is, "Was this first covenant a PERPETUAL or an ETERNAL covenant made with the children of ISRAEL for THEM to keep throughout THEIR GENERATIONS?"

As we have already learned the Hebrew word “OLAM” that is translated as “perpetual” in the King James Version and as “eternal” is some other translations ALSO mean AGES and for a LONG TIME. We already quoted Isaiah 42:14 where this same Hebrew word “OLAM” is translated as “LONG TIME”.

We have already seen the this same word “OLAM” translated as “for ever” in Exodus 31:16, and 17 can ALSO mean AGES, and should never be dogmatically taught that it MUST without fail mean for all eternity as Sabbath keeping Christians dogmatically demand that it means.

Here is an example from the word of TRUTH which should prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that this Hebrew word “OLAM” does NOT always mean perpetual, eternal, nor for ever.

Please read Exodus 21:6.


Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl; and he shall serve him FOR EVER.”

Mortal men do not live FOR EVER, perpetually for all eternity, so it should be made blatantly clear that the Hebrew word “OLAM” does NOT always mean forever, perpetual or eternal and can mean for a LONG TIME and for an AGE or for AGES, which would span many GENERATIONS. The mere fact that the word “GENERATION” is in the CONTEXT of Exodus 31:12-17 should make it clear to anyone truly seeking the truth of the whole word of Almighty God OVER what MAN teaches that this first covenant is NOT and ETERNAL covenant. I mean why would God make a NEW covenant if so be his first covenant was an ETERNAL covenant?

Sorry but to me this sounds like Sabbath keeping churches are MAKING a LIE.


Let us continue taking a close look at the remaining three misconceptions taught by Sabbath keeping Christians.


#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.



First of all the TEN commandments are the WORDS of the covenant, which God gave for the FIRST time to the CHILDREN of ISRAEL to keep throughout THEIR generations.

This covenant was NOT made with ANY Gentiles, but ONLY with God's chosen people ISRAEL. We also have learned by the CORRECT usage of the meanings of words based on CONTEXT that this first convent was NOT an ETERNAL covenant made with ISRAEL. God gave his LAW of keeping the Sabbath REST to the children of Israel to prove, test, or see if they world keep his LAW.

Please read Exodus 16:4



Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you (This is a PROPHECY of raining the TRUE BREAD down from heaven and thus a SHADOW pointing to God's Son Jesus.); and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may PROVE them, whether they will walk in my LAW, or no.”


Now if so be that ALL of mankind had ALREADY been keeping the SEVENTH day of rest since Adam, then they would have ALREADY know HOW to keep the seventh day of rest and God would have ALREADY KNOWN whether or not the children of Israel would walk in his law or not.

We also know from the NEW Testament that the law of God was ADDED.

Please read Galatians 3:1-19.


O foolish Galatians, who has BEWITCHED you, that you should NOT obey the TRUTH, before whose eyes Jesus Christ has been evidently set forth, crucified among you?

2. This only would I learn of you, Received you the Spirit by the works of the LAW, or by the hearing of FAITH? (so Paul is indeed speaking to true born again Christians here calling the FOOLISH for NOT OBEYING the TRUTH. He is asking these true born again Christians who has BEWITCHED you, or who has DECEIVED you to turn away from the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ.)

3. Are you so foolish? having BEGUN in the Spirit, are you now made perfect by the FLESH?

4. Have you suffered so many things in vain? If it be yet in vain. (meaning that there is still yet hope for those who try and keep the LAW of Moses to TRUST in their OWN righteousness by NOT RESTING in Jesus as their Lord and Savior.)

5. He therefore that ministers to you the Spirit, and works miracles among you, does he it by the works of the LAW, or by the hearing of FAITH?

6. Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.

7. Know you therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.

8. And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In you shall all nations be blessed.

9. So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

10. For as many as are of the works of the LAW are UNDER the CURSE: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continues not in ALL things which are written in the book of the LAW to do them.

11. But that NO man is JUSTIFIED by the LAW in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by FAITH.

12. And the LAW is NOT of faith: but, The man that does them shall live in them.

13. Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangs on a tree: (Meaning that we as Christians are set free from the BONDAGE of KEEPING the ceremonial LAW of God and if one chooses to go back or be brought UNDER the OLD covenant law, then they must keep ALL the things written in the WHOLE law and if they break just ONE law they WILL be UNDER the CURSE of the LAW. This is why Paul calls these Christians so FOOLISH for being BEWITCHED to be brought UNDER the CURSE of the law after Jesus freed them from the curse of the law. Paul is saying are you SO FOOLISH to try and keep the LAW, which NONE of our fathers nor we were able to bear, when Jesus FULFILLED ALL the ceremonial law FOR you?)

14. That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through FAITH.

15. Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man annuls, or adds thereto. (Paul is saying here that if a man makes a contract with another man,which both agree upon and confirm by a signature, then once it is signed no man can ADD anything to this contract and neither will cancel the contract so long as the contract is kept completely. Israel canceled their covenant which God made with them by their breaking the first covenant. God made a covenant of PROMISE to Abraham AFTER Abraham BELIEVED God to offer his only son Isaac to God. So their was nothing for Abraham to KEEP and it is up to God to KEEP his OWN word. So the covenant made with Abraham is CONFIRMED of made SURE by God's PROMISE, because it is impossible for God to LIE.)

16. Now TO Abraham AND his SEED were the promises made. He says not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to your seed, which is Christ.

17. And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, CANNOT annul, that it should make the promise of none effect.

18. For if the inheritance be of the LAW, it is NO more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

19. Wherefore (or WHY or for what REASON) then serves the law? It (the LAW, the FIRST covenant, which is now the OLD covenant) was ADDED because of transgressions, TILL the SEED should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.”


So then, we know with absolute certainty that the TEN commandments, which were the WORDS of the FIRST covenant were made ONLY with the CHILDREN of Israel for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations.


But what about the Gentiles AFTER the cross? Are not the Gentile Christians commanded to keep the TEN commandments?


The answers to these two questions are answered in the NEW Testament by the WORDS of the NEW COVENANT and nowhere in the NEW Testament under the NEW COVENANT established, confirmed and made SURE by the shed blood of God's only begotten Son Jesus are we taught to keep the FOURTH commandment. No where in the NEW Testament are we taught to keep TEN commandments as instructed on how to keep them in the ordinances of the law.

These are the WORDS of the OLD covenant. The WORDS of the NEW covenant are the words, teachings, instructions, ordinances and commandments of God's Son Jesus. Yahweh's WILL is that we obey the WORDS of his SON Jesus written in the NEW Testament.

Jesus said plainly that his doctrine was NOT his OWN doctrine, but the doctrine of Almighty God the Father who commissioned his Son Jesus.


Please read John 7:16


Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is NOT mine, but HIS that sent me.”


Now let us go back to when the Sabbath rest was FIRST being TAUGHT to the children of Israel on HOW to keep the Sabbath rest and notice that God PROMISE that he would RAIN DOWN from heaven BREAD to GIVE to the children of Israel.


Please read Exodus 16:4


Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will RAIN DOWN BREAD from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.”


We know from God's word that BREAD is used as a figure for DOCTRINE or teaching, and we know that ALL doctrine and teaching from Almighty God are TRUE and sure. God's words are PURE words.


Now let us read Deuteronomy 32:1-4.


Give ear, O you heavens, and I (Yahweh) will speak; and HEAR, O earth, the words of MY mouth.

2 MY DOCTRINE shall drop as the RAIN, my SPEECH shall distill as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:

3. Because I will publish the NAME of the LORD: ascribe you greatness unto our God. (The NAME Jesus means Yahweh saves or the salvation OF Yahweh. Blessed is he who comes in the NAME of the Lord)

4. He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.”


Now let us go to the New Testament to see the FULFILLMENT of these prophecies of Yahweh, the one true and only Almighty God. This passage of scripture is right after Jesus MIRACULOUSLY feeds BREAD to 5000 people with two small fish and five barley loaves of BREAD, and the gathered twelve baskets full of fragments left over after the people were full and could eat no more.


Please read John 6:26-65.


Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.

27. Labor not for the meat which perishes, but for that meat which endures unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall GIVE unto you: for (or BECAUSE) HIM him hath 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 (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.

32. Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you NOT that bread from heaven; but my Father give you the TRUE BREAD from heaven. (The manna or bread from heaven was a SHADOW pointing to the TRUE BREAD from heaven. Almighty God the Father gave both and man had no part in God's WORK.)

33. For the BREAD OF God is HE which comes down from heaven, and gives life unto the world.

34. Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.

35. And Jesus said unto them, I AM the BREAD of LIFE: he that comes to me shall never hunger; and he that BEIEVES ON ME shall never thirst. (This is speaking of never hungering or thirsting in the world to come after we receive eternal life.)

36. But I said unto you, That you also have seen me, and believe not.

37. All that the Father gives me shall come to me; and him that comes to me I will in no wise cast out.

38. For I came down from heaven, NOT to do MINE OWN WILL, but the WILL OF HIM that sent (or commissioned) me.

39 . And THIS IS the Father's WILL which has sent (commissioned) me, that of all which he has given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

40. And THIS IS the WILL OF HIM that sent me, that every one which sees the Son, and BELIEVES ON HIM, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

41. The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.

42. And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he says, I came down from heaven?

43. Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.

44. No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

45. It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that has heard, and has learned of the Father, comes unto me.

46. Not that any man has seen the Father, save he which is of God, he has seen the Father.

47. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that BELIEVES ON ME has everlasting life.

48. I am that BREAD of life.

49. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.

50. THIS IS the BREAD which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.

51. I AM the LIVING which came down from heaven: if any man eat of THIS BREAD, he shall live for ever: and the BREAD that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. (meaning that Jesus gave his mortal life to DIE for the sins of the world in order to give eternal life to whosoever of the world BELIEVES ON HIM.)

52. The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?

53. Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you have no life in you.

54. Whoso eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, has eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

55. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

56. He that eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, dwells in me, and I in him.

57. As the living Father has sent me, and I live BY the Father: so he that eats ME, even he shall live BY ME.

58. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eats of this bread shall live for ever.

59. These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.

60. Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?

61. When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Does this offend you?

62. What and if you shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?

63. It is the spirit that quickens; the flesh profits nothing: the WORDS that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. (Jesus is teaching us here that the works of the FLESH prophet nothing, and that the WORDS which HE speaks are Spirit and LIFE.)

64. But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.

65. And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.”



Jesus is the FULFILLMENT of Old Testament prophecy. Jesus is the TRUE bread come down from heaven.

Now put it all together and you have Yahweh's DOCTRINE. Or TEACHING, or the WORD OF Almighty God the Father HIMSELF coming down from heaven to be given to ALL of mankind.

The GOSPEL of Jesus the anointed of God was given to the children of Israel FIRST. Many Jews believed on Jesus, but as a nation Israel took the Lord's NAME in VAIN by their UNBELIEF in the NAME of Jesus.

Then God turned his good news of salvation to the Gentiles. The good news or the GOSPEL of Jesus the anointed of God is to COME to Jesus and LEARN of HIM to BELIEVE on the Son of the living God to be SAVED.

NO WORKS of your OWN righteousness, no WORKS of the LAW, ONLY FAITH in the Son of God. This is the beginning of your FAITH. You ARE saved and not going to be saved the moment you come to Jesus. You now have the PROMISE of eternal life dwelling IN you. You do NOT have to keep ANY of the LAW of Moses contained in ordinances, which NONE of the father's of Israel nor the disciples of Jesus were able to bear.

Our only work is to ENTER INTO the CEASING of WORKS to try and earn God's blessing by our OWN good works of righteousness done in our own strength. We now belong to God and we are HIS workmanship wherein there is NO place to BOAST in ourselves.


So then, UNDER the NEW covenant we are to OBEY the WORDS of Jesus, who would NEVER teach us to break any MORAL commandments of God. But no matter how hard you search you will NOT find anywhere in the NEW Testament under the NEW COVENANT where we, as Christians, are to keep ANY day of the week to REST or ESTEEM ABOVE any other day of the week, day of the month or day of the year.


So Again the Sabbath keeping churches are MAKING a LIE.


Let us now take a look at the remaining two misconceptions taught by Sabbath keeping Christians.


#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.



Yes Jesus kept the weekly Sabbath day and yes Jesus is our example to follow.

Jesus suffered and died on the cross, but this was NOT done as an EXAMPLE for us to follow. If if was then only those who suffer and die on the cross will be saved. We are to follow the steps of Jesus who did NO SIN. Is their SIN in your life? Then you are not following the example of Jesus. You cannot take ONE verse and make a doctrine from that one verse. Following Jesus means to first believe on him and then OBEY HIS teachings taught to us in the NEW Testament of the Bible.

Again yes Jesus kept the Sabbath. Jesus kept ALL the law of God perfectly without sin, because Jesus was born under the law. Jesus was under the OLD covenant, because he had not yet be given by God as the atonement for our sin. Jesus is the ONLY man who ever kept the whole law perfectly without sin THROUGH the eternal Spirit who dwelt in him so he could be that SPOTLESS INNOCENT Lamb slain for the sins of the world.

Jesus ALSO kept ALL ceremonial and DIETARY laws of Moses, which is made absolutely and emphatically clear to us under the NEW COVENANT that ALL these things contained in ordinances were nailed to the cross and taken out of the way.

Please read Colossians 2:8-17



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

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

10. And you are COMPLETE IN HIM, which is the head of all principality and power: (You ARE completely SAVED and set free from the BONDAGE of sin. Sin has NO dominion over you. And any work you do must be done IN FAITH and NOT in your OWN strength. Yes we must obey all the MORAL laws of God, which are fulfilled and kept by us by OBEYING the one commandment of loving one another even as we love ourselves)

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

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

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

14. Blotting OUT the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and TOOK IT OUT OF THE WAY, nailing it to his cross;

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

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

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



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

Jesus is our true PASSOVER lamb.

Jesus is our true CIRCUMCISION.

Jesus is our true SABBATH of REST.

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



Now let us take a close look at Colossians 2:16, 17 by reading these verses from several different translations of the Bible.



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



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

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



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



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

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





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



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

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





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

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



Isaiah 7:9



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



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



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



1 Chronicles 23:31.



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



The SABBATHS here are speaking of the WEEKLY Sabbath days.

The NEW MOONS are speaking of the MONTHLY festivals.

The SET FEASTS are speaking of the YEARLY feasts.



2 Chronicles 2:4.

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



Again,

The SABBATHS here are speaking of the WEEKLY Sabbath days.

The NEW MOONS are speaking of the MONTHLY festivals.

The SOLEMN FEASTS are speaking of the YEARLY feasts.



2 Chronicles 31:3.



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



The SABBATHS here are speaking of the WEEKLY Sabbath days.

The NEW MOONS are speaking of the MONTHLY festivals.

The SET FEASTS are speaking of the YEARLY feasts.



Hosea 2:11.



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



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

The NEW MOONS are speaking of the MONTHLY festivals.

The SABBATHS are speaking of the WEEKLY Sabbath days.



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

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



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

These FOUR things are:



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



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



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



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





WHY do I say that number 4 is speaking of the WEEKLY Sabbaths and not some OTHER Sabbath days?

Because the YEARLY Sabbaths and the MONTHLY festivals of obligation are already mentioned in #2, and #3 of the FOUR DIFFERENT things listed. So it makes no logical sense to list FOUR things and then INTERPRET the fourth thing to be the same thing as the second thing.

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

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

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



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



So to me Sabbath keeping Christians are the ones MAKING a LIE by twisting God's word of TRUTH to make it say what the need to say in order to support the man made doctrines.

Let us now closely examine the fifth misconception that Sabbath keeping Christians teach.



#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.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION more to be added.