WAS THE SABBATH GIVEN AT CREATION WEEK?



WAS THE SABBATH GIVEN AT CREATION WEEK?




Here are some simple FACTS that teach us in simplicity that God did NOT institute the keeping of the seventh day of the week as a day of rest until God TAUGHT the children of Israel to rest on the seventh day in Exodus chapter 16 by gathering Manna to eat.

I will list ten facts first for the short quick answer and then if you would like all the scriptures and a more in depth study in the word of truth on this matter of keeping or not keeping the seventh day of the week as a day of rest then please read the WHOLE matter.

The ten facts are these:

#1. God shall be resting in the Seventh day, which is the 1000 year reign of Jesus in which Jesus will rule for Yahweh while Jesus will be the Lord of the Sabbath of Yahweh.

Please read the LITERAL translation but merely common sense should tell you that God has not rested a single day.

Genesis 2:1-3.

“And they ARE BEING FINISHED the heavens and the earth and all the host of them.

2. And he IS FINISHING Elohim IN day the SEVENTH work of him which he did and he IS CEASING IN day of SEVENTH from all work which he did.

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



#2. The ONLY command that God gave to Adam and Eve was to NOT eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.


#3. Adam and Eve sinned because they disobeyed God's ONE command. And from that time forward mankind has inherited a God given CONSCIENCE to know right from wrong. That is the “law” or “will” of God that mankind is given to follow.


#4. God gave the Sabbath to the CHILDREN of Israel as a SIGN pointing to their true rest in Jesus. And also as a SIGN that they were in covenant relation with God.


#5. The children of Israel were TAUGHT to rest on the Seventh day as a test to see if they would keep God's law.


#6. The LAW was ADDED because of transgression of the law or disobeying the will of the God given CONSCIENCE. And the LAW was ONLY given to the CHILDREN of Israel for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations.


#7. God promised a NEW covenant and the SIGN of keeping this NEW covenant is our faith and rest in Jesus.


#8. God prophesied that he would put his word in the mouth of Jesus and we are to obey the words of his Son Jesus which are written down in the NEW Testament. And whosoever does not believe on Jesus and obey his words, which are the words of Yahweh that Almighty God commanded Jesus to speak shall be cut off.


#9. Nowhere in the NEW Testament are we commanded to keep the seventh day of the week as the Jews lest we sin. In fact we are never taught in the NEW Testament to keep ANY day of the week lest we sin.


#10. And yes, rest was indeed made FOR ALL men to partake but God will never force any man to be saved. The seventh 1000 year long day of the Lord was intended for all  humans to enjoy, but unfortunately not all of the human race believes that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God who suffered and died for the sins of the whole world so that whosoever believes in the Son of God might be saved.


These ten facts are not all there is but they should be far more than enough for those who are TRULY seeking the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

Many seventh day of the week sabbath keepers have been dogmatically taught that God instituted the keeping of the seventh day of the week at the creation week in Genesis 2:1-3 saying that God gave us by his example of resting on the seventh day a pattern for us to follow. And they use Genesis 2:3 to try and support what they teach by showing that God blessed or sanctified the seventh day.

Let us read the LITERAL translation again so you can see that God is not talking about the seventh day of the literal week of seven 24 hour days, but rather God has set apart a rest for HIMSELF when HE will rest IN or during the seventh ONE THOUSAND YEAR LONG DAY of the Lord. It is that 1000 year long day of the Lord is the day of the seventh which God set apart or sanctified as HIS day of rest.


FACT #1.  God has NOT YET rested a single day.


Genesis 2:1-3.

“And they ARE BEING FINISHED the heavens and the earth and all the host of them. (God is NOT finished creating. The heavens and the earth ARE YET TO BE finished when God creates the NEW heavens and the NEW earth after his 1000 year day of rest while his Son Jesus rules FOR him during that 1000 year reign of Jesus.

2. And he IS FINISHING Elohim IN day the SEVENTH work of him which he did and he IS CEASING IN day of SEVENTH from all work which he did. (the work he did is speaking of Yahweh creation of mankind and then conforming those who believe in his Son Jesus into the IMAGE of his Son. And the literal translation places God’s rest in the future when God is or will be ceasing in the seventh day yet to come, the 1000 year long seventh day, while his Son Jesus rules FOR him during his day of rest.)

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

 

The first “he” in this verse is referring to Yahweh who IS the “he” who is still yet making Holy “him” speaking of all who believe “IN HIM” speaking of Jesus where we, as believers IN HIM are being made Holy or being conformed into the IMAGE of  “HIM” speaking of Jesus.

You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ it will only be the “he” and “she” speaking of believers IN Jesus who have CEASED from WORKS of “him” referring to our OWN works of righteousness to REST in Jesus as our Messiah.

Now let us read Genesis 2:3 again, but this time I will use the name Yahweh, Jesus, and believer rather than the pronouns “he” and “him”.

And Yahweh is blessing day of SEVENTH and Yahweh IS MAKING HOLY the believer that IN Jesus the believer CEASED from all work of the believer’s own works or righteousness which Yahweh Elohim created and made.”

 

Now please read Hebrews

 

For he that IS ENTERED into HIS REST, he also has CEASED from his OWN works, as God did from his.

11.  Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.”

 

The word “did” is NOT in the original text and by the translators adding the past tense “as God did from his” changes the meaning of the CONTEXT of Hebrews chapter 4 where we are specifically told of a FUTURE REST that remains for us in Hebrews 4:9.

 

“There REMAINS therefore a rest to the people of God.”

 

And if a person does NOT ENTER through to only door that leads to eternal life in the world to come and CEASE from their OWN works of righteousness to REST in Jesus, then there remains NO future rest for them IN the seventh day, the 1000 year reign of Jesus.

 

FACT #2.  God gave Adam and Eve only ONE command to keep.

 

Genesis 2:15-17.

 

“And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

16.  And the LORD God commanded the man, SAYING, Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat:

17.  BUT of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall NOT eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die.”

 

Yahweh gave the ONE command to the man Adam and no other commandments or KNOWLEDGE of sin was given to mankind until AFTER Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s ONE command to NOT eat of the tree of KNOWLEDGE of GOOD and EVIL.

 

FACT #3.   Mankind was given a CONSCIENCE.

 

Man was given KNOWLEDGE of right and wrong only AFTER Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s ONE command to NOT eat of the tree of KNOWLEDGE of good and evil.

Please read Genesis 3:5-7.

 

“For God does know that in the day you eat thereof, then your eyes shall be OPENED, and you shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

6.  And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

7.  And the eyes of them both were opened, and they KNEW that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.”

 

Now they not only knew that they had done wrong by disobeying God, but they also knew that they were naked “physically” as well.

And because of the sin of Adam and Eve all of mankind inherited a CONSCIOUSNESS of KNOWING right from wrong. We did NOT inherit a sinful nature as some claim. Nor did we inherit the guilt of Adam and Eve’s sin. Please read the study “THE FALSE DOCTRINE OF ORIGINAL SIN!”. But rather we inherited the God given CONSCIENCE to KNOW right from wrong.

Please read Romans 2:11-15.

 

“For there is no respect of persons with God.

12.  For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;

13.  (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

14.  For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:

15.  Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their CONSCIENCE also bearing witness, and their thoughts the meanwhile accusing or else excusing one another;)”

 

So then, everyone has a God given CONSCIENCE, but some do not always obey their God given conscience by making excuses in their thoughts or by listening to the lies of Satan who deceives and tempts them to disobey their CONSCIENCE.

Now we, who under the NEW covenant, who believe in and rest in Jesus, have been given an earnest of God’s Holy Spirit to DWELL IN us who leads and guides believers in the way that we should go. And as long as well are obeying and walking in the leading and guiding of the Holy Spirit, then we have NO CONDEMNATION in our CONSCIENCE.

But the heart of the wicked cannot always be trusted because at times it can be deceitful by explaining away that which the conscience itself knows is sin but the MIND and thoughts of man has EASED the conscience to now call evil good.

 

Proverbs 10:20.

“The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.”

Proverbs 15:7.

 

“The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.”

Proverbs 15:28.

 

“The heart of the righteous studies to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.”

Proverbs 16:23.

 

“The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds learning to his lips.”

 

Proverbs 18:15.  

 

“The heart of the prudent gets knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.”

 

Ecclesiastes 7:4.

 

“The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.”

Ecclesiastes 8:11.

“Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.”

 

Some Christians like the Calvinist’s quote Jeremiah 7:9 OUT of it’s context to try and prove that all of mankind inherited a wicked and sinful nature and thus it is the very nature of man to sin including Christians.

But when this verse is left in its context then it can clearly be seen that verse 9 is referring back to the heart that DEPARTS from the Lord as the heart that is deceitful.

 

Jeremiah 7:5-9.

 

“Thus says the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart DEPARTS from the LORD.

6.  For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good comes; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.

7.  Blessed is the man that TRUSTS in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.

8.  For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreads out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat comes, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

9.  The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”

 

Now if so be that EVERY heart was wicked then there would be no need for God to SEARCH the heart as the very next verse goes on to teach us.

The heart or CONSCIENCE of the wicked are indeed deceitful. We can see this among the gays who has seared their own conscience to call evil good by saying that they were born to be gay or the God created them to be gay.

But WE, as believers in Jesus, have been given a NEW heart and if we cannot trust God’s NEW heart that communicates directly with God Holy Spirit dwelling is us his word of TRUTH, then what can we trust?

My main point right now is that the ONLY law God gave to mankind from Adam to Moses was the CONSCIENCE of man to KNOW right from wrong and the written LAW of Moses was ADDED BECAUSE the children of Israel were TRANSGRESSING the law of their CONSCIENCE.

 

FACT #4.  The Sabbath was given as a SIGN to the children of Israel.

 

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 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 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 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.

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 (whenever 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? Can you not see dear children of God that it was not the resting, but rather it was for the children of Israel to REMEMBER and KNOW WHY that they are resting.

So important was the SIGN or meaning of the weekly Sabbath 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. 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 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!

 

 

FACT #5.  The children of Israel were TAUGHT HOW to rest on the seventh day of the week.

 

Now right before the law of God was WRITTEN in tables of stone and given to Moses to give to the CHILDREN of Israel God tested the children of Israel to SEE if they would obey his commandments.

In other words, God TAUGHT the children of Israel for the very first time HOW to REST on the seventh day of the week which he called the SABBATH

Please read Galatians 3:19.

 

“Wherefore then serveth the law? It 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.”

 

The promise was made to Abraham to bless his SEED, which is speaking of Jesus and ALL who BELIEVE and obey the teachings of Jesus. The written law of Moses was only temporary and it was only ADDED to KEEP the children of Israel and not to save them by the law UNTIL the Messiah came and God established a NEW COVENANT in the shed blood of the Son of man Jesus.

 

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.

These five misconceptions or these five 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 let us see if they are MAKING a LIE?

 

Please read Deuteronomy 5:1-3.

 

 

“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 FATHERS 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.

Some seventh day of the week Sabbath keeping Christian use Exodus chapter 16 to try and prove that God instituted the weekly Sabbath BEFORE the law was given and thus the Sabbath was given to ALL of mankind and not just the children of Israel.

Let us read in Exodus chapter 16 to see if the Bible ITSELF  teaches us that Christians must without fail keep the Sabbath day in order to be saved or if it is the interpretation of Sabbath keeping Christians making another lie?

Exodus 16:3-5.

 

“And the children of ISRAEL said unto them (Moses and Aaron), Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the fleshpots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for YOU (Moses and Aaron) have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.

4. Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for YOU (Moses); 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.

5. And it SHALL COME to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.”

 

Now the argument by Sabbath keepers using this verse is to try and prove that ALL of mankind worked SIX days and ALWAYS RESTED on the SEVENTH day even all the way back to Adam in the garden of Eden, and therefore Christians must without fail keep the Sabbath day for God blessed and sanctified the SEVENTH day for all eternity NEVER to be broken lest that person SINS, who dishonors the Sabbath day.

In other words, the bottom line is that Sabbath keepers must prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that God did NOT just give ISRAEL ALONE the SEVENTH DAY of REST and that God gave the SEVENTH DAY of REST to ALL of mankind and NOT just to ISRAEL ALONE so that they can convince Christians that they also MUST keep the Sabbath day in order to be saved.

 

But is this what the WHOLE word of God truly teaches us?

 

NO! The Bible ITSELF does NOT teach us as Christians that we must keep the Sabbath day in order to receive eternal life in the world to come. And if you read this study and the many related studies in their entirety it is my prayer that your eyes will be opened to the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God.

First of all, in truth, God did indeed give the SEVENTH DAY for ALL of mankind to REST in the same way that God gave SALVATION to ALL of mankind to be SAVED, but not ALL of mankind will RECEIVE God's so great a salvation and therefore NOT ALL of mankind will ENTER into God's REST beginning with his Son Jesus and then completely receiving God's full REST in the SEVENTH 1000 year day of God. But this is NOT what Sabbath keepers mean when THEY say that God gave ALL of mankind the SEVENTH day Sabbath REST. They mean the KEEPING of the weekly Sabbath day.

Some Sabbath keeping Christians have indeed come to the knowledge of the truth that Jesus is our Passover Lamb and thus they do NOT keep the feast of Passover KNOWING that Jesus FULFILLED the feast of Passover. But yet SOME Sabbath keepers, who have NOT yet come to this knowledge of truth, and thus still dogmatically demand their followers to KEEP ALL the feast day Sabbaths as well as the weekly Sabbath days. So there are different degrees among Sabbath keepers as to how much of the Old covenant must be kept in order to be saved.

Secondly we have already seen in this study thus far that neither Adam nor anyone else BEFORE the children of ISRAEL were ever commanded, taught, suggested or even implied to rest from all their work on the SEVENTH day of each and every week.

Now let us continue with the verse in question here in Exodus 16:3-5. In verse 3 we see that it was the children of ISRAEL, who God brought out of bondage from the land of Egypt, who were complaining that Moses and Aaron brought them out into the wilderness to die of starvation. So then, according to the Bible ITSELF, it is the children of ISRAEL to whom this passage of scripture is speaking and NOT to all of mankind as Sabbath keepers claim.

Then in Exodus 16:4,5 we see that Yahweh is proving to testing the children of Israel to SEE IF they would keep his law of not keep his law. So then this is a trial, so to speak, to see if they would walk in God's LAW or not before God would ENGRAVE his LAW on STONE to give to the children of ISRAEL.

Let us read Exodus 16:4,5 again.

“Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for YOU (Moses); 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.

5. And it SHALL COME to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.”

 

In other words, neither BEFORE nor after Mount Sinai God gave his teaching, his instruction, his doctrine, his precept, his ordinance. his command, his LAW or whatever one chooses to call the keeping of the SEVENTH DAY of the week to ANY of mankind, but rather the keeping of the Sabbath was given TO the children of ISRAEL ALONE as a shadow of their TRUE REST yet to come.

To say this another way this is the very FIRST place in the entire Bible where specific INSTRUCTIONS are given to ANY of mankind and the seventh day was given the name SABBATH day of rest. And the people TO WHOM these INSTRUCTIONS on HOW to keep the SEVENTH day as a Sabbath day of rest are GIVEN is TO the children of ISRAEL and NOT to ALL of mankind.

So again this argument of ALL of mankind KEEPING the Sabbath BEFORE Mount Sinai does NOT prove that the Sabbath day was kept by ALL of mankind all the way back to Adam in the garden of Eden simply because God himself RESTED on the Seventh day from all HIS work.  In other words, one can argue or SAY anything, but just saying something does NOT make it to be SOUND Biblical truth. Please keep in mind that Adam and Eve did NOT WORK, while they were in the Garden for THEMSELVES for their OWN pleasure. They kept the garden FOR God, but all THEIR own needs were met by God. Now if working FOR God on the Sabbath day is SIN, then Sabbath keeping pastors ought not preach or teach God's word on the Sabbath day.

And I will prove to you my readers and seekers of the TRUTH, if so be, that you are TRULY seeking the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God that in Genesis 16 is the VERY FIRST time the children of Israel ever heard of keeping the SEVENTH day of the week as a day of REST unto the Lord.

Let us continue to read the WHOLE matter of the CONTEXT of Exodus 16:4. After children of ISRAEL complained to Moses and Aaron in verses 2 and 3, then God hearing their murmuring talked to Moses in verse 4 and told him what to say to the children of ISRAEL. God tells Moses that what he is going to do is being done in order to PROVE the children of ISRAEL to see whether or not they will obey his LAW or not.

Now some Sabbath keepers may INTERPRET the word “law” in verse 4 to mean God's yet future LAW that God himself with his own finger would engrave on STONE tablets on Mount Sinai, so that they can argue their point of the LAW of God not yet being GIVEN in Exodus chapter 16.

OR you can CORRECTLY interpret this verse to mean that the word “law” does indeed mean the LAW of God and that Almighty God was in the process of GIVING his LAW to Moses to give to the children of ISRAEL in this entire passage of Scripture. I will explain more of what I mean by God was in the PROCESS of instructing the children of ISRAEL to REST on the SEVENTH day and WHY God was teaching them to REST of the SEVENTH day as we get to those verses.

Now some hard core dogmatic Sabbath keepers may not see it right away and you will have to meditate on it for awhile before you see this truth, which is that it was over this short period of TIME in which God was in the PROCESS of PROVING or testing or TEACHING the children of ISRAEL on his ONE LAW to REST on the SEVENTH day and that God did NOT give this Sabbath day LAW to them ALL at once, but rather over TIME so that God could PROVE or test them to see if they would WALK in his LAW.

Remember that God is testing them. And tests are given ONE step at a time.

Let us now read the whole chapter of Exodus 16:1-36. Now I am taking a lot of time on this one argument given by Sabbath keeping churches, because it is a stumbling block to many, who are indeed truly seeing the truth from the NEW Testament, but yet they keep coming back to this chapter in Exodus where they have been dogmatically taught for so long that it means God gave the keeping of the seventh day Sabbath BEFORE the LAW.

As you read these verses I want you to see the ORDER in which things happen. I will give comments among these verses along the way to explain what they mean, when they are correctly interpreted in their CONTEXT.

 

Exodus 16:1-36.

 

“And they (the children of Israel being led by Moses and Aaron) took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing OUT of the land of Egypt. (The children of Israel being RESCUED or saved from the BONDAGE of Egypt is a type or figure of God saving all of mankind from the BONDAGE of sin. Egypt is often used as a type for the world. The wilderness is a figure or type of us, as Christians, being tempted by the devil in this present world awaiting our SEVENTH 1000 year day of REST, which begins at the second coming of Jesus)

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

3. And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the fleshpots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for you have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger. (In truth they were DOUBTING that it was God, who brought them out of the bondage of Egypt, for why would God deliver us just to die of hunger. But in a moment we will see that God will PROVE to the children of Israel that HE ALONE brought them out of bondage. You see they could have went straight to the promise land, but that is for another study.)

4. Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I WILL rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate EVERY day, (and NOT just six days a week, but rather in the beginning Yahweh instructed the children of Israel to gather the bread from heaven EVERY single day of the week) THAT (or so that) I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or not. (God has not yet told Moses the rate of how much they are to gather or how many days, but at this point in time God says, EVERY day they shall gather the bread that I rain down at a certain rate EVERY day. The word “PROVE” here has two meanings.

The first meaning is given to us in the IMMEDIATE context of whether the children of Israel would walk in or KEEP his LAW that he was about to give to them for the FIRST time, and the second meaning that is given to us in the BROADER context, which is that God is going to PROVE to them that he alone is God and that it was HE alone, who delivered them from the bondage of Egypt.

So then, in the next verse we see HOW God is going to PROVE to the children of Israel that HE alone brought them out of bondage.)

5. AND it SHALL come to PASS, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather DAILY. (So then, God is teaching them to gather bread EVERY day for the present time a certain rate DAILY. And THEN after they obeyed that step, then God makes a change in how it will be yet in the future not many weeks from this time as to the rate they will be gathering  bread in the near future.

In other words, is God merely instructing them one step at a time on how to gather the bread. The main point is this has never happened before and God is TEACHING them in the PRESENT tense of HOW they are going to gather the bread. I mean, if so be, that they ALREADY were in the HABIT of NOT working on the SEVENTH day, then God would NOT have needed to give them his INSTRUCTIONS on gathering TWICE as much bread on the SIXTH day so that they could REST on the SEVENTH day because they would have already known to rest on the seventh day. They would have been like Peter in Acts chapter 9 and said NOT SO Lord for we have never work on the seventh day.

Stay with me dear child of God and you will see this TRUTH for yourself directly from God's word,)

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

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

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

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

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

11. And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

19. And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning. (in other words, clean your plate and eat every bite and leave nothing left over for the next day to eat later. Now some obey and some did not obey)

20. Notwithstanding they hearkened NOT unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them. (Now how many days this took before they disobeyed God's ONE commandment to NOT leave any over we are not specifically told. But the context does makes it pretty clear that this was the ONLY commandment that God gave thus far as he was TEACHING them HOW to work six days and REST on the SEVENTH day, which God had NOT YET taught them.

And all that God has taught them thus far is NOT to leave any over to the next day. You will see WHY God commanded them to OBEY this ONE commandment to NOT keep any over until the next day in a moment. God want them to see that if they DISOBEYED even one thing that they were being TAUGHT that an undesirable consequence would occur. In this case the bread would STINK and their house would STINK because they DISOBEYED God to do exactly as he was teaching them.)

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

22. And it came to PASS (meaning that AFTER they had BECOME obedient to God after LEARN a CONSEQUENCE for NOT obeying God it was now time for God to ADD his second step), that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came and TOLD Moses. (Now here we see AFTER they disobeyed what God specifically told them NOT to do, which was to KEEP some for the next day not knowing WHY until after they disobeyed God and found that the bread ruined and grew worms and STUNK, if it was not ALL eaten the same in the morning before the sun got hot. AFTER they learned their FIRST lesson God said, it SHALL come to PASS that on the SIXTH day they SHALL gather twice as much as ANOTHER TEST. It would not be a test if they were ALREADY doing this. PLUS it is much MORE a test now knowing that the bread is going to run and STICK to make their whole house STINK.

So then it comes to PASS that when the SIXTH day comes where they were told to gather TWICE as much and they had been gathering EVERYDAY on a DAILY basis the previous days and they came and TOLD Moses that they had gather the bread as they were told. To ME this is like the children of Israel came to Moses and said NOW WHAT do we do? We have OBEY God to do what he said, BUT we cannot eat this much food in just one day and it will not keep until tomorrow to eat for it will ruin and STINK up our whole house as it did before. And then they waited to hear what Moses was going to tell them next.)

23. And he said unto them, THIS IS THAT which the LORD has said, Tomorrow is the REST of the holy Sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which you will bake to day, and seethe that you will seethe; and that which remains over lay up for you to be kept until the morning. (So then, this is the VERY FIRST time that the children of Israel were ever INSTRUCTED or taught about the REST of the seventh day of the week. And it was the first time they heard the seventh day to be called holy Sabbath unto the Lord. God was just now TEACHING them for the very FIRST TIME how to work six days and then HOW to REST on the SEVENTH day by NOT going out of their home at all on the Sabbath day. They were probably thinking to themselves that we will go ahead and obey they Lord this time, but this extra bread we gathered today is going to grow worms and not keep until morning to eat but will STINK up our whole house again.

And some did not even bother to obey God to gather twice as much thinking that they would keep on gathering every day as they had been doing because they did NOT want to have their house STINK again, so they went out on the seventh day to gather bread like before, but this time there was NO bread to gather.

Now just merely common sense should teach you that IF SO BE that all of mankind was already keeping the Sabbath day since Adam, then they would have known already to not work on the seventh day. But some thought that since they gathered bread on the seventh day before, then it would be there as it was before. But God was TEACHING them for the FIRST TIME to work six days only and how to rest on the seventh day. And if they did NOT obey, then they would suffer the CONSEQUENCE of going HUNGRY for that day. But if they did obey then it would not sink as before.)

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

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

26.  Six days you shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, in it there shall be none. (Now God has purposely NOT rained down from heaven on the SEVENTH day from this time forward so that the children of Israel would learn NOT to work on the SEVENTH day, until it became a habit or second nature to them.

This is the FIRST time in the Bible that the SEVENTH day is called the Sabbath unto the Lord. God was PROVING Israel to see whether or not they would walk in his LAW. So at first God gave them ONE commandment, which was NOT to keep ANY over unto the next morning. And they disobeyed that ONE commandment.

THEN God commands them to gather TWICE as much on the SIXTH day and no doubt they were probably wondering WHY because now they knew that if they did not eat it ALL on the SAME morning that it would ruin and stink and have worms. But they went ahead and disobeyed God anyway probably thinking that they would just go out and gather some more the next day. Otherwise if they KNEW that that was not going to be any bread raining down from heaven on the SEVENTH day, they probably would have complained to Moses saying WHAT are we going to eat tomorrow seeing that what we are laying up for tomorrow will RUIN and not be fit to eat?

But then tomorrow came and it did NOT ruin as it did BEFORE and Moses said to them to EAT and then Moses explained WHY God showed or TAUGHT them all of this. Anyone with eyes to see can clearly see that this was the very FIRST time God TAUGHT or INSTRUCTED anyone to keep the seventh day of rest and that for the first time God ever NAMED this seventh day of rest the SABBATH day.)

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

28. And the LORD said unto Moses, How long REFUSE YOU to keep my commandments and my laws? (Remember that commandments also carries the meaning of TEACHINGS)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

FACT #6. The LAW was ADDED because of transgression or the law or will of the God given CONSCIENCE and it was ONLY given to the CHILDREN of Israel for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations.

Galatians 3:16-19.


“Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He said 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 disannul, 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.

Gal 3:19  Wherefore then serveth the law? It 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.”


Salvation comes through our faith in Jesus. And then once we are saved we are to obey the teaching of Jesus written in the NEW Testament under the NEW COVENANT. And nowhere in the New Testament does Jesus or his disciples teach us to keep ANY day of the week.

But we do indeed find written in the New Testament that we are not to break any of the MORAL laws. Please read the study “REALLY? ONLY NINE OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS?”. Yes really, because that is what we are clearly taught in the New Testament under the NEW covenant.


FACT #7.  God promised a NEW covenant and the SIGN of keeping this NEW covenant is our faith and rest in Jesus.


The fact taught in the Bible itself is that God gave the keeping of the seventh day of the week to the children of Israel to keep throughout their generations as a SIGN to them that it is Yahweh who makes them holy. They were taught to REMEMBER how God delivers them from physical bondage of Egypt so they would be watching for their true sign of rest which is their Messiah Jesus.

Please read the studies  “THE SABBATH IS A SIGN!” and “IS JESUS OUR SABBATH REST?” for all the verses.



FACT #8.   God prophesied that he would put his word in the mouth of Jesus and we are to obey the words of his Son Jesus which are written down in the NEW Testament.


Deouteronomy 18:15-19.


“The LORD your God will raise up unto you a Prophet from the midst of you, of your brethren, like unto me; unto HIM you shall hearken; (or unto Jesus we must hearken and obey)

16.  According to all that thou 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.

17.  And the LORD said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken. (meaning that Yahweh is promising them a man in whom God will put his words in his mouth so that they will not have to hear God’s fearful voice anymore)

18.  I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto you (Moses), and (I Yahweh) will put MY WORDS in HIS MOUTH; and HE shall SPEAK unto them ALL that I shall command him. (meaning that if Jesus HIMSELF did NOT say it, then Yahweh did NOT command it under the NEW covenant written in the NEW Testament)

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.”


And sad to say but the seventh day of the week Sabbath keeping Christians are NOT hearkening unto Yahweh’s words that HE HIMSELF put in the mouth of his Son Jesus to speak to us in the NEW Testament.

It is the Judaizing Christians who are BEWITCHING Christians to keep the law of Moses under the OLD covenant by first subverting Christians to keep the weekly Sabbath.

The studies I write are not written to convert the dogmatic seventh day of the week Sabbath keeping Christians, but rather they are written to those who are struggling with their faith. The Holy Spirit is opening the eyes of many Sabbath keeping Christians to the truth but some are being intimidated with fear that if the do not keep the Sabbath as their church denomination demands, then they will not receive eternal life in the world to come.

Galatians 3:1-3.


“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?

3.  Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are you now made perfect by the flesh?”


Acts 15:24.


“Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, You must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment:”


FACT #9.  And nowhere in the NEW Testament are we commanded to keep the seventh day of the week as the Jews lest we sin.

In fact we are never taught in the NEW Testament to keep ANY day of the week lest we sin.

Please read the studies “SABBATH, SUNDAY, OR NEITHER?”, “REALLY? ONLY NINE OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS?” and “60 ARGUMENTS FOR THE SABBATH!”.


But for now please read Galatians 4:9-11 where Paul is worried that his labor may have been in vain because these new Christians we desiring to be under the law to keep days, months and years as the Jews.

Galatians 4:9-11.


“But now, after that you have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn you again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto you desire again to be in bondage?

10.  You observe days, and months, and times, and years.

11.  I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.”


Romans 14:4-10.


“Who are you that judge another man's servant? to his own master he stands or falls. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.

5.  One man esteems one day above another: another esteems every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. (In other words, if YOU keep the Sabbath, then be FULLY persuaded in your own mind and heart that it is indeed the Holy Spirit leading you to keep the Sabbath and NOT MAN who is subverting you to keep the Sabbath as the Jews under the OLD covenant. And do not JUDGE me and other Christians for NOT keeping ANY day of the week.)

6.  He that regards the day, regards it unto the Lord; and he that regards not the day, to the Lord he does not regard it. He that eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he that eats not, to the Lord he eats not, and gives God thanks.

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

8.  For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.

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

10.  But why do you judge your brother? or why do you set at nought your brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.”


FACT #10.  And yes, “rest” was indeed made FOR ALL men to partake but God will never force any man to be saved. The seventh 1000 year long day of the Lord was indeed intended for all  humans to enjoy, but unfortunately not all of the human race believes that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God who suffered and died for the sins of the whole world so that whosoever believes in the Son of God might be saved.

When Jesus said that he is the Lord of the Sabbath he and his disciples were being accused of breaking the Sabbath. Now Sabbath keepers interpret these words of Jesus as him teaching us to keep the weekly Sabbath, but in truth Jesus was speaking of being Lord of the seventh 1000 year long day of the Lord where he would be called God of the whole earth.

Jesus knew that the scripture spoke of him. Jesus understood all the hidden prophecies speaking of him. So Jesus understood that he was the “ARM” of the Lord who will rule FOR Yahweh in the world to come for 1000 years.

Please read Isaiah 40:10.


“Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his ARM shall RULE FOR him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.”


At the very beginning of this study in God’s word we learned from the LITERAL translation and just plain common sense should that God has not rested a single day nor has he ceased from his work to conform us into the image of his Son Jesus.

Genesis 2:1-3.

“And they ARE BEING FINISHED the heavens and the earth and all the host of them.

2. And he IS FINISHING Elohim IN day the SEVENTH work of him which he did and he IS CEASING IN day of SEVENTH from all work which he did.

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

 

Clearly the seventh day which Yahweh sanctified is the seventh ONE THOUSAND year long day of the Lord where Yahweh himself will rest while his Son Jesus rules and reigns over the earth FOR Yahweh. And that is what Jesus intended his words “I am the Lord of the Sabbath” and “Sabbath was made FOR man and NOT that man was made for Sabbath” to mean.

In other words, the Millennium was made for all of mankind to rest from all their works and NOT man was made for the Millennium, but only those who BELIEVE and REST in Jesus with be given eternal life in the world to come to rule and reign with Jesus the Lord of the Sabbath Millennium.

 

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,

Mark.