This is a controversial issue and
“If you decide to keep the challenge you will be stand out like a sore thumb” says Mark Woodman.
Dr. Martin Luther King once wrote:
And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right.”
What is Faith in God. What does it mean to have faith in God? The word ‘Faith’ comes from the root-word “fid” which means trust. Trust in the operation of the Law of God.
(Revelation 18:4-6) (KJV) Starting at verse 4
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. 6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. (Revelation 18:4-6, KJV)
Recently I dreamed.
Every word spoken shall be judged.
I am speaking here as an ambassador for God, and as such, I have a charge, an obligation, a duty, to speak His Words.
:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. 37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. (Matthew 12:36-37, KJV)
(Revelation 22:18 KJV+)
:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. (Revelation 22:18-19, KJV)
Upon reading this booklet you will no longer be ignorant of the law of the 4th Commandment. I am going to make an integrated effort demonstrate the sovereignty of the authority of the command to Sabbath that is, to Rest, each and every 7th day. The three-fold objective of this writing is 1. to show the authority and the Sovereignty of the commandment regarding the Sabbath; 2. the correct day and 3. the Scriptural way to observe it because His people, a “peculiar people”, will be obeying his law now and in the next life. I am going to attempt to show that the law is not done away with by the Word of God. There will not be reasoning from my logic, only the Word to show God has already spoken.
An introductory summary:
The weekly Sabbath is the set apart time once a week that the man of God is duty bound to keep holy and set apart from all work activities.
The Sabbath was initiated by the Creator in the book of Genesis and is mentioned throughout the Scripture. The word itself appears 147 times in the KJV. This issue is critical to God.
He calls it a Covenant between his people and himself. A Covenant is another way of saying it is a contract. His people are “a peculiar treasure” who obey his laws and his commandments including the fourth commandment. There are still 10 commandments
This Sabbath day issue is not a side issue to be pushed to the side.
In proving this law, I will be showing the foundation that must exist which is the authority of the Scripture. If it can be shown that the Creator of the Universe is actually the Messiah, ( Jesus Christ), then the argument that he would have nullified his own speech would be shown to be preposterous. He spoke the universe into existence. He spoke the Scripture to the Prophets. He spoke the Word to Moses. He is not going to nulify his own speech, is He? I doubt it.
The “reasoning” I have heard that the Sabbath day is no longer to be observed is weak on its face. The prima facie case that the Sabbath is still to be observed occurs through out the Scripture from Genesis to Revelation.
:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: (Acts 17:30, KJV)
This booklet is primarily directed to people who sincerely want delve into the Scripture and the Word of God contained therein.
It is for your use in learning and understanding the topic. I have spent my energy, time and effort on this. I certainly hope that this work will be useful to you in increasing your blessing from Sabbath observation. I have discovered that if God moves you to begin keeping the Sabbath during your studies, you may find confirmation of the truth of this law in your own life and experience, as have I.
Instruction is: The function or the information, thus, would that not be the application of the law; or, in other words, the teaching others how to live by the Word/ Law as spoken by God?
So people teaching others how to live by God’s law would be the laborer in the Word. Or as the scripture speaks: The Ox treading out the corn, figuratively speaking.
The harvest is great but workers are few.
I am working for YHWH and YHWH is the one that is paying me for my labor.
So I don’t need any thing from you, Dear Reader, except your time and your effort to read this writing. Your time to read this pays me. We are settled then. Prayer offerings may be made in property such as, corn, wheat, honey, beans, oil, gold, silver.
:4 Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn. (Deuteronomy 25:4, KJV)
1Co 9:7-14 :7 Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock? 8 Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also? 9 For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen? 10 Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope. 11 If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things? 12 If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ. 13Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar? 14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel. (1 Corinthians 9:7-14, KJV)
:17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine. 18 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward. (1 Timothy 5:17-18, KJV)
The first issue to mention is that the:
Word of God is of NO private interpretation.
(2 Peter 1:19 -21 KJV)
:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. (2 Peter 1:19-21, KJV)
Has the Sabbath Day Law been done away with because Jesus nailed it to the Cross? There is no supporting evidence in the Scripture to sustain such an allegation. But the evidence to the contrary is abundant!
Straight out of the Messiah’s own mouth come the following words:
(Matthew 5:17-20 KJV)
:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:17-20, KJV)
This law must be pretty important because the Son of God continues his speech and confirms the law in that those teaching and doing the “least commandment…” shall be called “great in the kingdom of heaven” as Matthew 5:19 confirms:
(Matthew 5:19 KJV+)
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So in order to “do away with the law and nail it to the cross” Matthew 5:17 and Matthew 5:19 have to be stricken from the Word of God.
Also, John 15:10 records this:
John 15:10-12 KJV
:9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. 10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. 11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. 12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. (John 15:9-12, KJV)
So, how does the Christian decide what ‘word’ to keep in the Scripture?
I hear some devout Christians say that only the “commandments of Jesus” are to be kept and that the rest of the law has been done away with and nailed to the cross and put out of the way. My first reply to this statement is a question to you, dear reader: Are not all aspects of our lives are all governed by law? The question then is, Is God’s law the highest?
Where does the buck stop? Is Acts 5:29 the highest commandment? Ought we to obey God first and foremost?
We are commanded to study to show our selves approved rightly dividing the Word of Truth. We are commanded to study this Word “line upon line”, “precept upon precept”.
(Isaiah 28:9-13) (KJV) Starting at verse 9
Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. 10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: 11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. 12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear. 13 But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken. (Isaiah 28:9-13, KJV)
It appears to me that every word out of HIS mouth is in full force and effect:
So the question arises: Has ‘IT all been fulfilled’, as Matthew states?
HAS THIS HAPPENED YET?
:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? (2 Peter 3:10-12, KJV)
My reason, logic and common sense say: No, this event has not happened, yet.. True?
He tells us, My thoughts are not your thoughts.
(Isaiah 55:8-13) (KJV) Starting at verse 8
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: 11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. 12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. 13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off. (Isaiah 55:8-13, KJV)
In furtherance of the purpose of this booklet the Scriptural observance of the Sabbath day is crucial. I have discovered that most of these laws require obedience before understanding is given.
The result will be an increase in blessing that Almighty God (Yah) can give. The individual can receive blessing for correct observance of God’s Holy day.
(Isaiah 32:15-20) (KJV) Starting at verse 15
Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest. 16 Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field.
17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever. 18 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places; 19 When it shall hail, coming down on the forest; and the city shall be low in a low place. 20 Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass. (Isaiah 32:15-20, KJV)
I want to mention this, but I don’t want to make it a sticking point because righteousness is more important than all.
I may be using a term for the name of God on occasion that may sound a bit unusual, yet from my studies it appears to me to me closer to the truth than many other names that are used.
Hebrew is read right to left. Yod Hay, Uwa, Hay, And the word HallellueYah although spelled with a “J” is always pronounced with the “Y” sound as, “YAH”, and not with the “J” sound as “JAH”. . ( Note: the Hebrew is read from right to left)
The Hebrew word H3068יהוה yehôvâh yeh-ho-vaw’
From H1961; (the) selfExistent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God: – Jehovah, the Lord. Compare H3050, H3069.
Yet you will notice that the name is spelled HWHY
The letter “J” was not actually in the scripture until 1611 the “Yod” changed to a “J”.
There is no “J” in the name: HWHY.
And ;in the KJV+ there is the instance here:
(Psalms 68:4 KJV+) SingH7891 unto God,H430 sing praisesH2167 to his name:H8034 extolH5549 him that ridethH7392 upon the heavensH6160 by his nameH8034 JAH,H3050 and rejoiceH5937 beforeH6440 him.
H3050 יהּ yâhh yaw
Contracted for H3068, and meaning the same; Jah, the sacred name: – Jah, the Lord, most vehement. Cp. names in “-iah,” “-jah.”
For more information on this topic go to the end of this document:
Why is the Scripture so difficult to understand?
Why are there as many interpretations as there are people? God himself designed it that way. No flesh can stand before God because every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Yahushua is LORD Of all. Nobody can understand everything, and all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and finally, Every Knee shall bow and every tongue confess the Jesus Christ ( Yahushua-shua) is Lord. Each individual must study the Word and must ask God himself for the Holy Ghost to instruct him.
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Scripture defines itself.
There is no need to go out side the Scripture to determine the meaning of the Scripture. God has made certain that we have received the Scripture over the last 5000 plus years and it is sufficient for our needs in understanding.
By Whose Authority is the Scripture?
The question as to who wrote the Scripture must be answered, first and foremost, to establish the authority to establish the authorship. This is known as ‘laying the foundation’. For instance, if a handful of men from different ages and eras conspired with the others after reading the writing of the others of their own volition and compiled it, then the authority of the Scripture is made weak and of no authority. Thus, we must find real, competent evidence to lay the foundation of the authority of the Scripture before any discussion can begin; this initial question must be answered: By Whose Authority is the Scripture? If proved that Almighty God is the authority and the author of the Scripture then we had better begin paying attention. So, let us begin finding some real evidence. What does the Scripture say of itself?
A first principle to have firmly in mind throughout this study is stated here in 2nd Peter and 2nd Thessalonians:
Second issue is that;
The Holy Ghost is the Author, and “All Scripture is God-breathed” . So we have 3 Scriptures that claim that the Scripture is from God, the Creator. The sovereignty of the authority thus established.
The authority is God.
The Scripture tells us that it is not “as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God”.
If we are settled then, Dear Reader, that the foundation of the authorship of the Scripture is God, then we can move forward to the second issue.
The principles for understanding the Scripture.
There are a number of principles that need to be understood in order to understand the Scripture. The following Scriptures each have a piece of the puzzle. Taken together they paint a picture and tell a story.
Summary of the Principles for understanding Scripture.
These principles from Scripture identify and lay the foundation and provide us with the evidence necessary to observe and heed every word contained therein.
1. The identity of the author;
2. The Sovereignty of the Author,
3. The objective of the Author.
4. The goal of the writing
5. The intent of the Scriptures.
Pilate may have asked : What is truth? But we who know our God already know what truth is.
And we are to use the Scripture to define the Scripture not privately deciding what it means:
We can’t decide for ourselves what the Scripture means. The Scripture must define itself. And it can be used to test itself. The Scripture has a built-in test for itself, a built in litmus test, so to speak. Every word must be in line with every other word in the Scripture. The Scripture is not going to state a contradiction. So every interpretation must be fully in compliance with the law:
Question to ask: Would God Almighty, Creator of the Universe, and the Author of the Scripture, the author of every breath, and every syllable of the Scripture, the “Word made flesh” nullify his own word?
Let us go to the Scripture once again. The book of John records this: (from the literal translation)
This ‘Word’, of which we speak, became a man and lived on the earth He created. The incarnate Word.
Perhaps a better question to ask is, “Who is the Word of God?” Correct?
The Messiah? The Logos? The Word made Flesh? The Law? Yahushua(Jesus) is the Word made flesh.
This Universe was created by the Word which he spoke, and this Word, this Logos, this God chose to incarnate and to live among his creation.
(Delights with the Sons of men! He loves us. He loves our concerns. He loves our minds and our creativity. He desires our love and our worship).
The question arises: Who was “with Him”? Who was with The Father during the Creation of the Universe?
The Word; the Logos, was with Him.
This Logos, this God, came to the earth He created. He humbled himself and became a man.
What is God’s will? God’s will is that his creation obeys his will, his law, his order so that his creation will be happy, healthy and live in his light.
Learn to do right.
How do we know what ‘right’ is? If there is a right, there must be a wrong. One can not experience light without darkness, good without evil, the sensation of heat without the absence of heat as a contrast. There would be no distinguishing with out the opposite.
Right comes from Righteous/ righteousness and how does the Scripture define “righteousness”?
What is truth?
Truth is the Word of God.
3Scriptures: to prove the identity of what is Truth?
John 17:17; and 1st Kings 17:24.
And confirmation, the second witness:
And finally the third witness as required for every matter as per:
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Where is the Sovereignty mentioned that’s necessary to establish the Authority of the Sabbath day law?
That would be Genesis 1:1. He is the creator. The creator of the universe has spoken.
Next the Scripture says that the author does not change.
God set up the plan and spoke it into existence and promises that he will not change:
The Scripture can not be broken.
And He is not going to teach just anybody. The individual has to be ready to learn:
The law on the Sabbath.
He gives his Name, his Title, and his Jurisdiction as the evidence of the authority of the command to keep the Sabbath day holy as per these following Scriptures: His name: YHWH. His Title: Creator. His jurisdiction: The Heaven and the Earth.
A weekly return Home
The bottom line is that we have a command here to “rest” once a week on the 7th day. In returning and rest shall be your strength as Isaiah says:
There are several words for ‘rest” in Scripture but the one I want to look at right now comes from the Greek word ‘katapausis’ and it seems to imply the meaning of the word ‘home’, ‘an abode’, where you live.**From E-Sword Strong’s Concordance Created by Rick Myers**
G2663 κατάπαυσις katapausis kat-ap’-ow-sis
From G2664; reposingdown, that is, (by Hebraism) abode: – rest.
A search on “This is the rest” from E-Sword:
Perhaps this ‘rest’ is a manner of going home. The individual is to come home once a week to visit and to hear. As sojourners whether as an ambassador, or as a citizen of God’s kingdom on this earth, we are far away from our home, and have no sure place to lay our head as neither did our Messiah on his sojourn here.
So once a week we are to take our rest in the manner God has provided us on our life long journey. This is our training ground. Will we obey him, or no?
So we return ‘home’ to our Creator once a week. This is the foundation of Worship, which is obedience to the laws of the Sovereign.
It is a command. Every man must be free once every 7 years on the Jubilee year, which is the year of release of all debt, thus every man must be free once every 7 days on the day of release, the Sabbath day.
God Almighty set up this weekly repose for us to keep communication with Him. We go back to home base and refresh, refill our supplies, renew our commitment to Him: He is our base, our foundation, our Rock.
The little ‘petros’ the little pebble must come again and rest on the ‘Petra” the massive rock, the mountain of our God. So we roll around doing our work and then return to the foundation.
We can not last long in the land if do not return and refresh.
If we refuse to obey this commandment, how long can we last? I would suggest to you that we will not last long. We must return to the well to refill our water. The well is the Messiah and his Word, his Logos, his command set up from the beginning of the universe at Creation. He has mentioned this Sabbath issue 147 times in the Scripture (KJV+).
This yoke is not burdensome:
Do this law, and then see for yourselves.
Do the command and God will let you know if it is his will.
This law must be obeyed first before the instruction on why will become clear to you.
I don’t see how this issue of Sabbath rest can be any clearer. It is plain as day light to me that we are supposed to be resting once a week as per the Law of the Sabbath.
The proper observation of the Sabbath.
The question arises now. How do we keep the Sabbath. Let us return once again to the Foundational Scriptures starting with Isaiah,
It appears that we are to be doing something other than what we do on the other six(6) days of the week. It appears that the Sabbath day is to be set apart from the other days of the week.
Sin is Transgression of the Law.
God wants to bless each of us and he wants to bless us abundantly but we have to be in line with His Commands.
God can not view sin, and sin is the transgression of the law. So by failure to keep his fourth (4th) command we are in effect breaking his law and thus we are in sin.
Many people have this strange idea that the law is no longer to be observed. But is that what Yahushua said? It would be a strange interpretation of the following words:
Did Yahushua (Jesus Christ) come to the earth he created to do away with the principles he spoke into existence?
Is the law not in force because Jesus Christ ( Yahushua) did not mention it again when he walked the planet?
Are the traffic laws not in force because the traffic cop did not read every one of them to me when he stopped me for rolling though a stop sign?
Of course they are. Yeah, and I paid for it.
It is my responsibility to know every one of the two thousand laws concerning the license which I used carried in my pocket, correct?
A commentary on this from the Jamison Fausset and Brown Commentary states this quoted from the E-Sword program created by Rick Meyers:
Mat_5:17-48. Identity of these principles with those of the ancient economy; in contrast with the reigning traditional teaching.
Exposition of Principles (Mat_5:17-20).
Think not that I am come — that I came.
to destroy the law, or the prophets — that is, “the authority and principles of the Old Testament.” (On the phrase, see Mat_7:12; Mat_22:40; Luk_16:16; Act_13:15). This general way of taking the phrase is much better than understanding “the law” and “the prophets” separately, and inquiring, as many good critics do, in what sense our Lord could be supposed to meditate the subversion of each. To the various classes of His hearers, who might view such supposed abrogation of the law and the prophets with very different feelings, our Lord’s announcement would, in effect, be such as this – “Ye who tremble at the word of the Lord, fear not that I am going to sweep the foundation from under your feet: Ye restless and revolutionary spirits, hope not that I am going to head any revolutionary movement: And ye who hypocritically affect great reverence for the law and the prophets, pretend not to find anything in My teaching derogatory to God’s living oracles.”
So it appears that the law/word/logos that proceeded out of the mouth of God is still in full force and effect:
But the question arises, who spoke these words “that man shall not live by bread alone” in the book of Deuteronomy? The answer: The Word, The Logos. The word was with God and the Word Was God From John 1:1.
Is it provable that the Sabbath day is the 7th Day
I am not going to go into detail into the external proofs of this evidence but I will mention that even today the calendar is the same. Day one is the first day and day 7 is the Sabbath Day. Nothing has changed. When the Gregorian Calendar was started the days moved forward from the 4 to the 14th but the day of the week was not changed.
Even the Pope in 364 AD was convinced that the Sabbath day is the seventh day or Saturday because in his Papal Bull he transferred the solemnity of the Sabbath from Saturday to the venerable day of the sun, the first day of the week.( See National Sunday Law by Jan Marcusen). http://www.seventh-day.org/Read_NSL.htm
How to determine which day is holy to Almighty Loving God (YAH)?
God showed the Children of Israel in the desert which day was the Sabbath before he spoke to them on Mount Sinai which day is the Sabbath by his actions. He commanded them to collect manna on 6 days and that on the 6th day he would give a double portion to be laid up for the Sabbath day. Every other day any manna that was stored “bred worms and stank”.
So they were able to store manna over night on only one night a week. God made sure they knew which day was set apart.
Nor were they supposed to cook it on the Sabbath day: Everything was to be prepared before the Sabbath day.
Notice that one day a week the manna did not stink when held over from the sixth day to the seventh day—the Sabbath!
Even the manna was only given by God on the 6 work days because God himself rested from giving the manna.
And he proved the 7th day Holy by keeping the manna fresh over night that was gathered on the 6th day. Every other day of the week the manna rotted if it was kept over night.
When was the Sabbath day created?
The Sabbath was Created and commanded in the beginning well before the Children of Israel received the Law from the mouth of God:
Even God stopped working on the 7th day. No Work to be done on the Sabbath day:
So we are commanded to cease working on this one day a week: As the master, YHWH, rests, so the servant rests.
(Matthew 10:24-25) (KJV) Starting at verse 24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. 25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household? (Matthew 10:24-25, KJV)
Note: Healing work and emergency work is permitted as per.
And Luke 14:5 confirms:
The “Word” is the Logos from Strong’s Concordance:
From G3004; something said (including the thought); by implication a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension a computation; specifically (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (that is, Christ): – account, cause, communication, X concerning, doctrine, fame, X have to do, intent, matter, mouth, preaching, question, reason, + reckon, remove, say (-ing), shew, X speaker, speech, talk, thing, + none of these things move me, tidings, treatise, utterance, word, work.
The Logos made the Sabbath.
The Logos is the Word. The two are the same.
Notice that the Greek word for “word” is “logos”. If the Logos made the Sabbath and it was started at the creation of the Universe and every word in the Scripture is from the “Logos” and the Logos is the Creator of the Universe then by whose authority is the Sabbath created?
Would it not be the “The Word”, “the Logos”, The Messiah, the Son of God, the Creator, all one and the same?
(John 1:14) AndG2532 theG3588 WordG3056 was madeG1096 flesh,G4561 andG2532 dweltG4637 amongG1722 us,G2254 (andG2532 we beheldG2300 hisG846 glory,G1391 the gloryG1391 asG5613 of the only begottenG3439 ofG3844 the Father,)G3962 fullG4134 of graceG5485 andG2532 truth.G225
(Rom 1:3) ConcerningG4012 hisG848 SonG5207 JesusG2424 ChristG5547 ourG2257 Lord,G2962 whichG3588 was madeG1096 ofG1537 the seedG4690 of DavidG1138 accordingG2596 to the flesh;G4561
What was the first Word that the Logos spoke?
(Genesis 1:3 KJV+) And GodH430 said,H559 Let there beH1961 light:H216 and there wasH1961 light.H216
So did every other Word in the Scripture proceed out of the same mouth?
Shall man live by bread alone, or by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God?
Why was the Sabbath made?
(Mar 2:27) AndG2532 he saidG3004 unto them,G846 TheG3588 sabbathG4521 was madeG1096 forG1223 man,G444 and notG3756 manG444 forG1223 theG3588 sabbath:G4521
The ‘Rest’ was made for man, and not man for ‘rest’.
So God, the “Logos”, spoke everything into existence and we have this “Logos” recorded in the Scripture.
He is the Logos:
What is the “Logos” or the “Word”? John 1:1 ff.
The Scripture tells us that Yahushua is the Creator of all that is:
Col 1:17 AndG2532 heG846 isG2076 beforeG4253 all things,G3956 andG2532 byG1722 himG846 all thingsG3956
(1Co 8:6) ButG235 to usG2254there is but oneG1520 God,G2316 theG3588 Father,G3962 ofG1537 whomG3739are all things,G3956 andG2532 weG2249 inG1519 him;G846 andG2532 oneG1520 LordG2962 JesusG2424 Christ,G5547 byG1223 whomG3739are all things,G3956 andG2532 weG2249 byG1223 him.G846
(Col 1:16) ForG3754 byG1722 himG846 were all thingsG3956 created,G2936 thatG3588 are inG1722 heaven,G3772 andG2532 thatG3588 are inG1909 earth,G1093 visibleG3707 andG2532 invisible,G517 whetherG1535they be thrones,G2362 orG1535 dominions,G2963 orG1535 principalities,G746 orG1535 powers:G1849 all thingsG3956 were createdG2936 byG1223 him,G846 andG2532 forG1519 him:G846
(Col 1:20) And,G2532 having made peaceG1517 throughG1223 theG3588 bloodG129 of hisG846 cross,G4716 byG1223 himG846 to reconcileG604 all thingsG3956 untoG1519 himself;G848 byG1223 him,G846I say, whetherG1535they be thingsG3588 inG1909 earth,G1093 orG1535 thingsG3588 inG1722 heaven.G3772
So it is through Him that all is in existence. By Him, For Him and In Him.
He spoke and it was created and continues to be.
So by the same Authority/Sovereign Power/God/Law-maker/Creator the Universe came into existence and this same authority gave the laws associated with the Universe (such as the law of gravity and the weak nuclear force and the force that keeps the planets in their orbits) as well as the Moral Law.
Almighty God created the law that he spoke to Moses in the presence of all the people:
God does not change: He gave the law and made the commandments and has not repealed them.
His word proceeds from his mouth and will not return to him void as it says in Isaiah:
God’s Word is truth and we are to be Holy people.
We are to be a “peculiar” people who obey Him and keep his commandments.
The people of the covenant are going to appear strange to the world. They will be weird because they will be obeying His Word.
People died for this right to obey God and keep his commandments. In the end times there will be another great persecution. Many will fall away.
The initiation of the Law:
When did the law start?
Day 7 of the Creation of the Universe.
The Law was in full force and affect well before God gave it to Moses and the people.
a. He taught it to Adam in the garden when he said:
Abraham received his blessing because he kept the commands
And the Hebrew word for “Law” is
From H3384; a precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch: – law.
And notice that the righteousness of faith is interpreted as keeping of the commandments. So Faith in God has to do with keeping the commandments.
And the Just shall live by faith. Abraham walked by faith.
Even Noah had the law. And by his keeping of God’s law he was saved in the ark. 8 people were spared:
Noah was a preacher of Righteousness.
His Word is Righteousness. The word for Righteousness comes from the word for commandments. Psalm 119: 172; Righteousness is Commandments
The Law of God is Righteous. The Law of God is Commandments.
The Word of God is for teaching Righteousness
And again, Unrighteousness is sin and the breaking of the Commandments is sin.
Even before God gave the law to the people at Mount Sinai, Even before the Exodus from bondage the law was in effect because Pharaoh was complaining to Moses concerning it as per Exodus:
Defining necessary words.
And the word for lawlessness is “Anomia”.
The word for “law” in the Greek is “Nomos”
And the Greek word for “name” is “Onomah”.
“Transgression of the Law” and the word “iniquity” is from the Greek word “anomia”. The “a” before the “nomos” negates the word. So it means No law, and perhaps “no name” as the word seems to imply.
From G459; illegality, that is, violationoflaw or (generally) wickedness: – iniquity, X transgress (-ion of) the law, unrighteousness.
The use of the word “Anomia” in the New Testament are:
Quick reference of the use of the word:
Mat_7:23; Mat_13:41; Mat_23:28; Mat_24:12; Rom_4:7; Rom_6:19; 2Co_6:14; 2Th_2:7; Tit_2:14; Heb_1:9; Heb_8:12; Heb_10:17; 1Jn_3:4;
(Mat 7:23) AndG2532 thenG5119 will I professG3670 unto them,G846 I neverG3763 knewG1097 you:G5209 departG672 fromG575 me,G1700 ye that workG2038 iniquity.G458
(Mat 13:41) TheG3588 SonG5207 of manG444 shall send forthG649 hisG846 angels,G32 andG2532 they shall gatherG4816 out ofG1537 hisG848 kingdomG932 all thingsG3956 that offend,G4625 andG2532 them which doG4160 iniquity;G458
(1Jn 3:4) WhosoeverG3956 committethG4160 sinG266 transgresseth also the law:G4160 G2532 G458 forG2532 sinG266 isG2076 theG3588 transgression of the law.G458
And does that word remind you of any English word?
Perhaps the word Anonymous?
So we are anonymous to God when we commit sin.
We are nameless, anonymous, lost.
Nomos = Law
(Mat 5:17) ThinkG3543 notG3361 thatG3754 I am comeG2064 to destroyG2647 theG3588 law,G3551 orG2228 theG3588 prophets:G4396 I am notG3756 comeG2064 to destroy,G2647 butG235 to fulfil.G4137
“Onomah” means ‘Name’: He knows his stars by name (the stars obey his laws) and he knows the Righteous by Name! They don’t break His Law.
From a presumed derivative of the base of G1097 (compare G3685); a “name” (literally or figuratively), (authority, character): – called, (+ sur-) name (-d).
And the LORDH3068 saidH559 untoH413 Moses,H4872 I will doH6213 (H853) thisH2088 thingH1697 alsoH1571 thatH834 thou hast spoken:H1696 forH3588 thou hast foundH4672 graceH2580 in my sight,H5869 and I knowH3045 thee by name.H8034
Which word explains the words of Jesus (Yahushua) where he says:
Depart from me you that work iniquity, I Never Knew you.
He did not say I don’t know you, but that I NEVER knew you.
Because if we break his “Logos”, his Word, then it is because we are not paying attention to what He has said.
What has he said?
He has spoken the entire universe into existence.
He spoke the physical laws into place and he spoke the Law for his people into place and he has spoken the Word that we are reading here today.
It is the same Word that Jesus (Yahushua) spoke about while he walked around on the planet and He referred to it about every time he spoke to the people.
Mat 7:23 AndG2532 thenG5119 will I professG3670 unto them,G846 I neverG3763 knewG1097 you:G5209 departG672 fromG575 me,G1700 ye that workG2038 iniquity.G458
The Law of Yah is Perfect
Psalms 19:7 The lawH8451 of the LORDH3068is perfect,H8549 convertingH7725 the soul:H5315 the testimonyH5715 of the LORDH3068is sure,H539 making wiseH2449 the simple.H6612
Psalms 19:8 The statutesH6490 of the LORDH3068are right,H3477 rejoicingH8055 the heart:H3820 the commandmentH4687 of the LORDH3068is pure,H1249 enlighteningH215 the eyes.H5869
The Foundation of the Sabbath is the Creator, the Creator is Yahushua, and was from the beginning as recorded in Genesis.
The Sabbath is mentioned 147 times in both testaments.
The Sabbath is commanded, not suggested. It is in the Ten Commandments, the fourth commandment, to be precise.
And Commands are to be obeyed. And his commandments are for our benefit.
Yahushua, the Messiah, (Jesus Christ) Warned us:
We are warned again that there will come time when the preachers will be teaching corrupt doctrine:
And as a result God’s people will perish for a lack of knowledge:
Don’t be part of the Great Falling Away because of refusal to hear His Word.
Summary: (from the New topical Textbook)
God made the universe in 7 days
God set up the physical laws
God set up the Moral laws
God Created the 7th day as a Holy day of Rest.
God has not changed nor has he changed his Law.
The Sabbath was instituted by God: Genesis 2:3.
The Grounds for the institution of the Sabbath: Genesis 2:2, 3; and Exodus 20:11.
The Seventh Day is the day of observation of the Sabbath: Exodus 20:9,10, 11.
The Sabbath was made for man: Mark 2:27.
God performed some important work concerning the Sabbath:
Blessed it: Genesis 2:3; Exodus 10:11
Sanctified it: Genesis 2:3; Exodus 31:15
Hallowed it: Exodus 20:11
Commanded us to keep the Sabbath: Lev. 19:30
Commanded the Sabbath to be Sanctified: Exodus 20:8
God’s goodness commemorated in the Sabbath: Deuteronomy 5:15
Shows favor in appointing: Nehemiah 9:14
Shows considerate kindness in appointing the Sabbath: Exodus 23:12.
The Sabbath is a sign of the covenant: Exodus 31:13, 17
It is a type of Heavenly rest: Hebrews 4:4,9.
Even the Messiah kept and observed the Sabbath.
Every one is to rest on the Sabbath: Servants and cattle Exodus 20:10; Deuteronomy 5:14.
No work at all to be done on the Sabbath day: Exodus 20:10; Lev. 23:3.
No buying selling or trading to be done on the Sabbath day: Nehemiah 10:31; Nehemiah 13: 15-17.
No burdens to be carried: Nehemiah 13:19; Jeremiah . 17:21.
Divine Worship to be done on the Sabbath day: Ezekiel 46:3; Acts 16:13.
The Scriptures to be read on the Sabbath day: Acts 13:27; Acts 15:21
The word of God to be preached on the Sabbath day: Acts 13:14, 15, and 44. Acts 17:2; Acts 18:4.
Works connected to the religious service lawful on the Sabbath day: Numbers 28:9; Matthew 12:5; John 7:23.
Works of mercy lawful on: Mat 12: 12; Luke 13: 16; John 9:14.
Necessary wants may be supplied on: Matthew 12: 1; Luke 13:15; Luke 14:1.
It is called:
The Sabbath of the LORD: Exodus 20:10; Lev 23:3; Deut 5:14
The Sabbath of rest: Exodus 31:15
The rest of the holy Sabbath: Exodus 16:23
God’s holy day: Isaiah 58: 13
The LORD’s day: Revelation 1:10
The Saints of God
Observe it: Nehemiah 13:22
Honor God in observing it Isaiah 58: 13
Rejoice in it: Psalm 118: 24; Isaiah 58:13
Testify against those that desecrate it: Nehemiah 13:15, 20, and 21.
Observation of Sabbath perpetual statute: Exodus 31:16, 17; Mat 5:17, 18.
You will be blessed to honor it: Isaiah 58:13, 14.
You are blessed for keeping it: Isaiah 56:2, 6.
Denunciations against those that profane the Sabbath: Nehemiah 13:18; Jeremiah 17:27.
Punishment of those that profane it: Exodus 31:14, 15; Numbers 15:32-36.
Mock it: Lam 1:7
Pollute it: Isaiah 56:2; Ezekiel 20: 13, 16
Profane it: Nehemiah. 13:17; Ezekiel 22:8.
Wearied by it: Amos 8:5
Hide their eyes from it: Ezekiel 22:26
Do their own pleasure on it: Isaiah 58: 13
Bear burdens on it Nehemiah 13:15
Work on it: Nehemiah 13:15
Traffic on it Neh 10:31; Nehemiah 13:15, 16.
Sometimes pretend to be zealous for it Luke 13:14; John 9:16.
May be judicially deprived of: Lam 2:6; Hosea 2:11.
Honoring the Sabbath is exemplified by
Moses. Numbers 15:32-34;
Nehemiah 13:15, 21
The women: Luke 23:56
Paul: Acts 13:14
The Disciples: Acts 16:13
John: Revelation 1:10
Dishonoring exemplified by:
Gathering of manna Exodus 16:27
Gathering of sticks Numbers 15:32
Men of Tyre: Nehemiah 13:16
Inhabitants of Jerusalem: Jeremiah 17:21-23.
The word for Law is Nomos as used in this verse and other verses:
It appears 172 times:
Nomos = Law
(Mat 5:17) ThinkG3543 notG3361 thatG3754 I am comeG2064 to destroyG2647 theG3588 law,G3551 orG2228 theG3588 prophets:G4396 I am notG3756 comeG2064 to destroy,G2647 butG235 to fulfil.G4137
And the word Anomos, or lawlessness appears:
Transgression of the law is also translated from G458 Anomia:
1Jn 3:4 WhosoeverG3956 committethG4160 sinG266 transgresseth also the law:G4160 G2532 G458 forG2532 sinG266 isG2076 theG3588 transgression of the law.G458
(Collected from E-Sword created by Rick Meyers).
What did Jesus Christ Abolish? Did He abolish the law?
2Ti 1:10 ButG1161 is nowG3568 made manifestG5319 byG1223 theG3588 appearingG2015 of ourG2257 SaviourG4990 JesusG2424 Christ,G5547 who hath abolishedG2673(G3303) death,G2288 andG1161 hath brought life and immortality to lightG5461 G2222 G2532 G861 throughG1223 theG3588 gospel:G2098
What did Yahushua actually abolish? Did he do away with the Moral Law? Or did he do away with only the Sacrifice law for sin because he was himself the Sacrifice for sin?
G1378 δόγμα dogma dog’-mah
From the base of G1380; a law (civil, ceremonial or ecclesiastical): – decree, ordinance.
G1379 δογματίζω dogmatizōdog-mat-id’-zo
From G1378; to prescribe by statute, that is, (reflexively) to submitto ceremonial rule: – be subject to ordinances.
ThenG3767 verilyG3303 theG3588 firstG4413covenant hadG2192 alsoG2532 ordinancesG1345 of divine service,G2999 andG5037 a worldlyG2886 sanctuary.G39
The law done away with appears to be more likely the ceremonial law associated with the sacrifice for sin.
The word used here “ordinances” is from the Greek word: G1345 δικαίωμα dikaiōma dik-ah’-yo-mah
From G1344; an equitabledeed; by implication a statute or decision: – judgment, justification, ordinance, righteousness.
Would Yahushua (Jesus) have done away with the 10 commandments after having spoken the word and ensured that 2000 years later we had a copy of it?
Appreciations for this work: this work would not have come into existence without much assistance:
I want to thank first God Almighty, Creator, for the opportunity to serve Him by faith, not having seen him yet; but knowing of His Sovereignty in my mind and heart. I see Him by the evidence presented to my mind by the operation of His Laws.
Also, I am indebted to Mark Woodman who died a few years ago but his work on teaching the Scripture has been valuable to me in my journey of understanding the Sabbath. (Markwoodman.com; Markwoodman.blogspot.com).
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Jon, Sharon, and Cindy for starting me on the path to fully compliance with the Law of God and for having enough faith to help me get started on the narrow path.
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Use Ivan Panin’s work carefully and with the understanding that “Let God be true, though every man be found a liar”.
The works of Ivan Panin can be bought from Jim Thompson
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Warning on these other books: The Ivan Panin New Testament appears to be based upon the translation that is missing many Scriptures as compared to the King James Version. The Word of YAH, although it restores the name of God seems to play too lightly with the Word in opening meaning. I have my reservations about these books and leave you, dear Reader, with two witnesses.
1. (Deuteronomy 12:32 KJV+)(H853) What thing soeverH3605 H1697 H834 IH595 commandH6680 you, observeH8104 to doH6213 it: thou shalt notH3808 addH3254 thereto,H5921 norH3808 diminishH1639 fromH4480 it.
2. (Revelation 22:18 KJV+) ForG1063 I testifyG4828 unto every manG3956 that hearethG191 theG3588 wordsG3056 of theG3588 prophecyG4394 of thisG5127 book,G975 IfG1437 any manG5100 shall addG2007 untoG4314 these things,G5023 GodG2316 shall addG2007 untoG1909 himG846 theG3588 plaguesG4127 that are writtenG1125 inG1722 thisG5129 book:G975
(Revelation 22:19 KJV+) AndG2532 ifG1437 any manG5100 shall take awayG851 fromG575 theG3588 wordsG3056 of the bookG976 of thisG5026 prophecy,G4394 GodG2316 shall take awayG851 hisG846 partG3313 out ofG575 the bookG976 of life,G2222 andG2532 out ofG1537 theG3588 holyG40 city,G4172 andG2532from the things which are writtenG1125 inG1722 thisG5129 book.G975
This came to my mind today:
God warned me in dreams before I went up to (Private)Mo to meet the (private name)’s.
I got the “Word is Corrupted dream” In this dream I come upon a pile of debris upon which I find a book. I pick up the book and open it up and it is the Scripture, but inside the Scripture are missing words and it is full of black nasty looking hairy worms that are eating the words in the book and removing many of them.
Purple oil dream: Look what he did, the child yells out after the purple oil container was ripped and the purple oil spilled out. He looked at me with huge opened eyes. Then the next scene of the dream I am in a room that has flooded.
Then I am running through the wilderness and I realize I have already left safety and was on the way. ( I wish I had heeded this dream and stopped and thought before going to Missouri).
The I got the “deal in the wilderness” dream where I was running and George put his hand around my shoulders and decided to make a deal ( find the audio of it)
After: I got the “Perfect forms in Sand” dream tolerances in sand.
The man in the dream said, “I’m a pastor” as he polished the sand formations he had made.