Category Archives: 4. Keeping The Sabbath
1. Should we worship other gods?
2. Should we make idols?
3. Should we take the Lord’s name in vain?
4. Should we dishonor our parents?
5. Should we kill?
6. Should we commit adultery?
7. Should we steal?
8. Should we bear false witness?
9. Should we covet?
I know your answer!
10. So then, should we remember and keep Sabbath?…
Do we keep it as the Lord Himself has written or how the churches would like to rewrite it or how we want and on the day we choose?!
“For whosoever shall keep the whole Law, and yet offend on one point, he is guilty of all” ~ James (James 2:10)
“Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.” ~ Jesus (Matthew 5:19)
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I’ve been delivered from the fear of posting the obvious. So, here goes …
Jesus fulfilled the law and He can never sin.
Jesus manifests Himself through those people in whom He lives.
Jesus, whenever living through them, causes them to live as He lived.
Thus, Jesus sets us free from sin and fulfills the law, as we let Him live through us.
Therefore, those that fixate their focus on Jesus and abide in Him, have found that as they do so, they are miraculously doing what they could not do otherwise … for in letting the Lord Jesus live through them they are taking a break from the vexation of sin and finding that (by the Spirit) their works are in perfect alignment with His laws.
From one moment to the next our focus can change, and so we may use any given moment (no matter what went before) to again focus upon the Lord and abide in Christ Jesus … opening the door of our hearts and letting Him come out (of us) and play.
The first-fruits or works bore in our lives AFTER YahuShua (Jesus) abiding in us is to keep the Commandments by His enabling grace and love… this is to fulfill the Law (“inside-out”); that we keep the Commandments. And in keeping them(commands 1-4) is to Love God with all ourselves and to love our neighbor as ourself (commands 5-10)–> “we ESTABLISH the Law!”(Romans 3:31)
This is to do what YahuShua (Jesus) did…walking as He walked… denying ourselves and picking up our crosses and following Him… He living through us. Even to the remembering of the Sabbath, which is the only Commandment the Lord God sanctified and said that we should REMEMBER and keep Holy, even as YahuShua (Jesus) did.
So then these things are indeed self-evident or ‘obvious’ even as the Scripture below states… yet the churches teach to walk contrary to YahuShua (Jesus) and to resist the Holy Spirit and the enabling Grace given us and walk instead according to the doctrines of men rather than letting Christ in us fulfill all righteousness, that we, of ourselves, could never do. Because YahuShua (Jesus) IS “The Lord Our Righteousness” (Jer 33:16).
And what is righteousness?… that we believe in the Son and keep the Moral Law by Him who lives in us…
Grace AND the Law.
1 John 2:3-6
3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4 He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. 6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.
Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the law.
So what is FIRST?
Joh 15:4 –
Remain united to Me, and I will remain united to you. A branch cannot bear fruit by itself; it can do so only if it remains in the Vine. In the same way you cannot bear fruit unless you remain in Me.
Since we have our rest in Jesus, and what was once physical is now spiritual, why would the sabbath be a day?
If Jesus is truly our rest (which of course He is) and things that once were physical are now spiritual (the temple, inward holiness rather than outward….) then what reasons do we have to still keep the sabbath on a certain day? This is a genuine question, and I thank all for their responses.
Answer by Trent (inspired)
What does love look like?
A good indication that two people are in love is when they give one another gifts and wrap them in pretty paper with a touching note attached. Next time your beloved gives such a gift it is wise to open it and not just toss it aside, but take a moment to carefully examine what is given … if it is clothes, then it is nice to try it on. If it is a necklace then ask your beloved to help you with the clasp (if required) so that you can wear it. It is nice to ask why they picked out the pendant and what it might mean, or otherwise engage in conversation about it.
In contrast, what would you think about a person who is loved and given such a gift, but instead refuses to open it? What if they open it and treat it with disregard or even worse … with disdain / anger as if the devil wrapped it as a trap and placed it at your doorstep as a cruel trick? Would that reaction to the gift indicate mutual love or hatefulness?
And so I speak to you as someone who was so hateful to leave the gift wrapped and treat it like my beloved was tricking me for many years. I only speak to you about what I have done. Now, even upon occasion a friend would come along and say they opened the gift and love it, but I struck at them with my mouth and with my thoughts birthed in darkness and ignorance. I suppose there is something in human nature that fears what they do not know about … and it is perhaps for this reason that the Lord made it clear … its not a trap … it is a gift!
And He said unto them, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.”
I will tell you something that very few will understand, but I will say it anyway. These things (sabbaths and holy days / feasts) that I once treated with disdain, I now treasure as wonderful gifts from my Lord and Savior. I don’t ever want to try to get by without them, but I didn’t know that until I finally decided to experiment one day … and give the gift a try. I opened the gift! And AFTERWARD God opened my eyes!
I don’t know if your experience will be different than mine, but for me … I didn’t “get it” until I DID it. It was still a mystery … I still was not sure it really was a gift.
Fastforward 1 year or so since my first Sabbath experience: God and I are giving each other presents constantly … He always gives me more than I can give back … and He always has a gift waiting for me every week. That is the way I see each Sabbath, now. I never would have guessed I would end up like this … like a quivering lover delighted and opening one gift after another … with glee each time. Thus, this has inspired me to make my whole life a gift to Him … I just want to … what else could someone do with so little to give, but just to honor Him in all my ways the best I know how … and in the meantime do my best to open each new gift He gives me … as a lover would open a gift … no hate fullness found anymore.
You may not “get it” until you DO it. That’s the best thing I can tell you.
IS YAHUSHUA (Jesus) THE “END” OF THE LAW?!
Answer: Completion – Yes / Termination – No
To anyone, who is confused here:
You are confusing the laws found in ordinances with the Law of the Ten Commandments.
The laws in Ordinances are the “laws” YahuShua (Jesus) is the “end” of…ONLY these were nailed to the cross of Messiah, says the Apostle Paul.
The Law of the Ten Commandments stand forever!
“Messiah is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.”
Matthew 5:19 “Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven: but whosoever shall DO and TEACH them, the same shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.” ~ Jesus
YahuShua (Jesus) said in Matthew 5:17 “I am come NOT to DESTROY the Law or the prophets: I am come NOT to destroy, but to fulfill”
Therefore, the interpretation that YahuShua (Jesus) is the “end” or “termination” of the Law is in error, for these verses cannot contradict one another. Rather, YahuShua (Jesus) is the FULFILLMENT,COMPLETION, PURPOSE (“end”) of the Law.
In Strong’s Concordance, “end” refers to a “result [immed., ultimate or prophetic], purpose” – “end”. We know it can NOT be “termination”, unless we make YahuShua (Jesus) a liar. For instance, in another place, YahuShua (Jesus) said, “It is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one letter of the Law to fail.” (Luke 16:17)t the Bible, it shows us that the Law stands forever, and even saying that the Holy Days shall be kept forever (Ex. & Lev.). Does forever mean, NOT forever?! Is not the Word of God true forever as YahuShua (Jesus) said again in John? Did not Paul also say ‘ONLY those “laws”, FOUND IN ORDINANCES, were nailed to the cross of Messiah’ (Eph. 2:15 & Col. 2:14)?
Not all words in your Bible mean what we as Americans would take them to mean. We must look deeper and read them within the context of the WHOLE Bible. comparing them with all similar and related verses for better understanding, knowing first, that which YahuShua (Jesus), Himself, said is true forever, for He is the Word; and from that premise, we must seek to understand the verses above, interpreting them within the context of the WHOLE NT and even the WHOLE of the Bible, OT very much included.
We must not take verses out of context as to make them fit with church doctrine or our preconceived notions of what we personally think the Word should be. Segregation of the Word is perverse and will lead us into more ungodliness.
YahuShua (Jesus) fulfills, upholds, establishes and magnifies the Law in Himself, even giving us the power by His own Spirit to keep the Law if we would just obey and follow His example… Yea, He has even shown us the key to keeping the Law: “To love the Lord our God with all our heart, and mind, and with all our strength (This fulfills Commandments 1-4), and to love our neighbor as ourself (this fulfills Commandments 5-10)” For if we do this, obedience becomes effortless, because we do it not to gain salvation (we are saved by grace, through YahuShua’s (Jesus) blood). Rather, we do it because God has asked us to…because the Law is holy and for our benefit…
We keep the Law because of our love for the Father and because of the Son, even writing it on our hearts, if we would stop stifling the Spirit and cease from continually finding ways of going round about to justify our disobedience.
Simply repent, confess your wrong-doings against God and man, and “go and sin NO MORE” (Jn 8:11). For our forgiveness is assured. Do NOT betray that forgiveness and sacrifice by justifying sin and crucifying the Lord of Glory over and over in your hearts(Heb. 6:6)…
To disobey God is sin and sin is defined by the Law (Rom. 7:7 & 1 Jn 3:4).
“Do we then make void the Law through faith? God forbid: yea we establish the Law.” (Romans 3:31)
“Wherefore the Law is holy, and the Commandment holy, and just and good.” (Romans 7:12)
“Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the Law: for sin is the transgression of the Law.” (1 John 3:4)
“And hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His Commandments, is a liar, and the Truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth His Word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him. He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself to walk as He walked.” (1 John 2:3-6)
“By this we know we love the children of God,when we love God, and keep His Commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His Commandments: and His Commandments are not grievous.” (1 John 5:2-3)
This Bible study contains Biblical and Historical Evidence including:
-25+ Bible Verses
-Old Testament Evidence: God Commanded His People To Keep the Sabbath
-New Testament Evidence: YahuShua (Jesus) The Messiah Honored the Sabbath, even in death
-The word for Saturday in other languages is a variation of Sabbath
-The Calendar Has Remained Unchanged
-Why and When the Sabbath Was Moved to Sunday, the First Day of the Week
-Confessions From Clergyman
-Letter from God regarding the Sabbath and the Law