MY DISCOVERY ABOUT THE SEVENTH DAY SABBATH:
I discovered that the Sabbath Day is not Sunday but is actually on Saturday (7th day of the week) instead, and it is the only one of the 10 Commandments which most churches don't keep. Though there are many references in the Law of Moses from the Torah of the Old Testament in support of keeping the 7th day Sabbath Holy, it can also be proven to still apply from the New Testament which you can find in the body of this article. Though I am not against the Law in the Old Testament, this is included for those who are.
HOW TO FIND THE TRUTH ABOUT WHICH DAY IT'S SUPPOSE TO BE:
You may be asking yourself, “Is Sunday the Sabbath?” If you ask most Sunday worshipping leaders, they will strongly advocate that Sunday is the day God wants us to worship him since in their minds it has been switched from Saturday to Sunday. Don’t expect to get the truth when you talk to blind leaders. Instead look for the truth by reading the entire bible, books, and websites including YouTube videos covering both viewpoints. In the end you will see that though the Sunday people seem to all be saying the same things, they only skim the surface scripturally and are very shallow. There is a good reason why they are blind, and that is because many people many centuries ago made sure that they would be blind. Sabbath Truth is a buried lost treasure that you have to hunt to find because the treasure and the path to it has intentionally been covered up and hidden from view by those who buried it. Who then were the hiders who buried the truth about the 7th Day Sabbath? This hiding was done by many theologians and religious leaders in the past but got a kickstart from the Roman Empire's management of it and their intimidation. Yeshua of Nazareth, along with his original followers, disciples, and apostles of Yeshua were all Jewish and spoke the Hebrew language, but when the Roman Empire tore the temple of Yahweh down in Jerusalem, they were hostile to anyone who spoke Hebrew, were known to be Jewish, or worshipped in Synagogues. Before the temple was destroyed the followers of Yeshua did worship in houses sometimes, but they also worshipped Yahweh together with non-believing Jews the Temple and in Synagogues. Under the open hostility of the Roman Empire, Emperor Constantine hi-jacked the Kingdom of Elohim (God) and took over Yeshua's religious movement which we now refer to as "The Church" or "Church of Jesus Christ". He started by holding "The Council of Nicaea" which was the first ever worldwide gentile church council. Though Yeshua and his 12 apostles were all Jews, not even one Jew was present at this meeting where they began to call shots and make changes concerning the management and future doctrines and practices of the Christian Church or followers of Yeshua's Kingdom of Elohim. Nero had recently quit martyring thousands of Christians in the arena of his coliseum, and Emperor Constantine had just returned from winning a civil war where they were killing their own countrymen, and no one dared challenge him on his religious tampering with the Church. In light of this Roman hi-jacking of the Church, it sounds more like a hostile takeover. There were many all-gentile Church Councils like this which were void of Hebraic or Jewish influence, where they kept stripping away Cardinal doctrines and practices of the church. Sadly, most of our clergymen (ministers of the gospel) can’t see through it, and most of those who do, are not willing to jeopardize their job security over it. As "masters (teachers) who will receive greater judgement" than others according to James 3:1, they knowingly participate in false doctrines and practices in order to keep getting some financial income. My search for the Sabbath Day has proven to me that the 7th Day Sabbath is still in effect and falls on the Seventh day of the week, though I had to dig up the evidence.
THE POSITION OF MOST CHRISTIAN LEADERS:
Most religious leaders in the church world will wrongfully defend the idea of keeping Sunday as the Sabbath Day without being able to produce even one command from scripture to do so. You might try finding it yourself. Do your own bible search and see if you can find even one verse which Commands us to meet on Sunday, or calls Sunday the Sabbath, or calls it Elohim's (God's) holy day, or even Yeshua's day. You can't find it because it is not there. All a blind leader can say is that “the early church must have changed the Sabbath to Sunday because this day became The Lord’s Day after he arose on that day. This is an awful big "must". They wrongfully assume that John the Revelator was talking about "Sunday" when he mentioned being "in the spirit on the Lord's Day" in Revelation 1:10. At this juncture let me make two points:
First: Let me point out that He never rose up on Sunday. This is something no one can prove by the scriptures because the scriptural accounts don't reveal that any human being ever saw him rise from the dead on Sunday or any other day, but only that he was already gone by the time the ladies arrived at the tomb (Matthew 28:6). This means he could have risen from the dead on a previous day. As studious people, most Messianics who are in touch with their Hebraic roots don't believe that Yeshua was crucified on Friday and Rose up on Sunday, but instead believe that he died on Wednesday and rose up on Saturday. This is because the only sign Yeshua offered about himself as recorded in Matthew 12:39 & 40 is how he would be three days and three nights (i.e.-72 hours) in the heart of the Earth just like Jonah was in the whale's belly. Problem is, you can't even get a solid 48 hours out of that traditional fairy tale story which goes from dusk on Friday evening, until the crack of dawn on Sunday Morning. What's more is that the phrase "first day of the week" is translated badly and should be translated as "the first Sabbath" or "one of the Sabbaths". Because they can find a few places in the Brit Chadasha (New Testament) where they met together on ‘the first day of the week’”, they wrongfully assume Sunday is the New Sabbath we are supposed to be meeting on.
Second: Let me point out that Yahweh already chose His own day and it's not Sunday. It is pure speculation to say that Sunday is the Lord's Day, since Yahweh already said which day was His day in multiple scriptures including Isaiah 58:13. “My holy day” referenced here is the 7th day Sabbath. Are we to do as we are commanded in scriptures or instead overrule the 7th day command as a result of copying things that it might look like they were doing? I said the word “some” because there are other verses which show they met together “daily” or every day for fellowship, worship and learning, and yet at other it is revealed that they took part in Sabbath Services on the seventh day which nowadays would be called Saturday. So, it is clear that modern church leaders are cherry picking which part of their practices they want to follow. All of their arguments have holes in them. If we are legalistic because we observe the Sabbath on the 7th day according to scripture, what do you call a person who won’t give up observance of Sundays? I have heard many preachers preach false doctrine from the pulpit saying that “it is shameful to miss Sunday morning church services because God says to keep the Sabbath Day Holy”, but most of the very verses they use for a reference also specify that this day falls on the 7th day of the week. Yes, the scriptures they use prove they are twisting the truth away from their intended meaning. Though some of these people may be wolves in sheep’s clothing, most are simply unlearned blind leaders of the blind who lead others into a ditch because they themselves cannot see. There is no sin in worshipping on Sunday so long as we don’t forget to also worship and rest Saturday; but to claim that Sunday is the Sabbath Day treats the scriptural texts dishonestly. They read one thing and then advise another as if it were a bait-and-switch routine. Many preachers today see the real truth but cannot admit to it openly because it would get back to their denominational leaders or church board with the result of being kicked out of fellowship or losing their preaching job. There is strong support in both the Old and New Testament for Keeping the Sabbath Day on the seventh day of the week. The pages of the New Testament prove this and we should still be doing it today.
PROVING THE SABBATH DAY FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT:
The basic command to Keep the Sabbath Day holy is found in the Ten Commandments and yes that is in the Old Testament in Exodus 20:3-17 and Deuteronomy 5:7-21. But we will soon find that people in the New Testament also point us back to the Old Testament proving that it is still valid for us today. Such is the case with the Ten Commandments. The 4th of these 10 which most are breaking is the one which says to do it on the 7th day located in Exodus 20:8-11 & Deuteronomy 5:12-15. Let’s start with the words of Yeshua to find out if he thinks we should be keeping The Ten Commandments. In Matthew 19:16-20 a rich young ruler asked Yeshua what he must do to inherit eternal life and he replied that he should keep “the commandments”. Then Yeshua began to list several of the Ten Commandments after which the young man claims to have kept them “ALL”. So here we find that Yeshua points him back to the Ten Commandments or possibly all of the commandments in the Old Testament in order to find eternal life. This man, like most Israelis back then, knew what the commandments were because they were required to wear blue threads or fringes (i.e.-tzitziyot) on the border of their garments according to the command in Numbers 15:38-41 as an aid to remind them to obey the commandments. Evidently Yahweh did not trust the Ten Commandments to the memory of Moses so he wrote them on durable tablets of stone with His very own finger so no one would ever forget them or be able to say that Moses got them all mixed up before he wrote them down. Parts of the Law fell into many categories like Statutes, Ordinances and Commandments, but the Ten Commandments were the only ones chiseled into stone tablets by the finger of Yahweh. We also find that Yahshua told us to keep and teach the Laws and Commandments of Yahweh at least until heaven and Earth pass away. Anyone who fails to do this will be demoted when they get into the Kingdom of Heaven as revealed in these scriptures:
“Matthew 5:17 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.”
Then we find in the book of Revelation written by John how Yeshua prophesied that the Dragon (Satan) persecutes those who keep the Commandments of God and the Testimony of Yeshua. As it turns out, these same people get to have the RIGHT to enter and live in the New Jerusalem city (Revelations 21:2) which he has built for their pleasure. Though all commandments are covered by the word “commandments”, we know it surely includes the Ten Commandments that God wrote with His very own finger in the two tablets of stone? See the two scriptures listed below for reference:
“Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make
war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and
have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”
“Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may
have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.”
THERE ARE MANY NEW TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES WHICH ADVISE US TO “KEEP GOD’s COMMANDMENTS":
Most of us know that these commandments are located in the Old Testament and are the part of the law which most modern Christians try to wiggle out of doing. Not only do New Testament Scriptures confirm that we should keep the 4th commandment concerning the 7th Day Sabbath but all of the commandments. To find a list of these scriptures please click this COMMANDMENTS link.
SABBATH IS FOR EVERYONE, NOT JUST THE JEWS:
In Isaiah 56:2-8 Yahweh promises to bless the son of man, the son of the stranger, eunuchs and others who keep the Sabbath, take hold of His covenant, and have joined themselves to Yahweh. Here we can see that the seventh day Sabbath is not solely for Israel. Yahshua reaffirmed that it was for everyone when he said it was made for “man” which means “human beings or all of mankind” in this scripture below:
“Mark 2:27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man
for the sabbath: 28 Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.”
The Ten Commandments and the Law given to Moses happened back when there were 11 other tribes along with the Jews, and long before the Kingdom of Judea or the religion of Judaism existed. So no, the 7th Day Sabbath and the Commandments aren't reserved only for the Jews.
STRONG SIDE BENEFITS OF KEEPING THE SABBATH:
According to Yeshua “… Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." - Matthew 4:4, "every word" includes the words of the Tanach (Old Testament) You won’t get “every word” at a denominational church because most of them follow a set prescription of doctrines somewhat like sticking to a party line ticket. This list of approved doctrines or fundamental truths average from about 8 to 25 which each preacher must agree to as a minimum in order to belong, though there are many other truths in the bible. Favored scriptures and doctrines are repeated in repetitive cycles over and over again in their Magazines and Sunday School literature just as if you were standing beside a spinning merry-go-round seeing the same wooden horses pass by your face over and over again. If you can stand this redundancy, repetition is the best teacher. Even so there will still be some major topics and scriptures that they will overlook which can leave you with a spiritual blind spot of vulnerability to deception. Through Sabbath studies, whether private or with the family, you will see the other side of the story as you discover multiple occurrences of some opposite evidence as you make your way through the ENTIRE Bible. Attending a congregation has benefits but we must also supplement their teaching with our own studies to become fully developed. This endless repeating of the same topics to the exclusion of others keeps building ever wider divisions in the body of Messiah to the point that we can’t even agree on backing the same politicians who can protect the religious liberty of all of us. Of course the more isolated that we become from the rest of the body because of doctrinal divides, the more likely that our own denomination will turn into becoming a reclusive cult. The conclusion is that setting aside all of our entire Sabbath Days for concentrating on Yahweh, his word, and his will, gives us protection against doctrinal error. Have you ever seen a person claim to be a Christian and then vote for evil laws or evil candidates who support evil things? Usually this is the result of a failure to read enough scriptures to find out which things Yahweh is against. Husbands who follow a policy of observing the Sabbath with their families, will eventually find that their wife & children learn to respect their leadership as the head of the family because they will continually see him leading as an example to follow week after week. So keeping the sabbath can also lead to stability within the family.
CHOOSING THE WRONG DAY CREATES A GREY AREA DAY OF APATHY:
If we don’t have a set weekly Sabbath day with a clear command to do it on that day, it will just be too easy to wiggle out of it. Even Sunday worshippers don’t follow all the rules associated with Sabbath keeping because of the unclear picture we have painted of it. We are supposed to give Yahweh an entire 24-hour day of labor free rest. While awake we are supposed to focus exclusively on Him and what He wants us to do. However, most Christians only spend about 3 hours in Church on Sunday morning and then go off and do whatever they want for the rest of his separate & special day. Most Sunday pastors cannot really teach or enforce all that has to do with keeping the Sabbath because it will blow the cover off the deception as people begin to see that many of the related verses which teach how to keep the Sabbath make it clear that this day occurs only on the Seventh day of the week, instead of Sunday. Most people can see the discrepancy quickly when related scriptures are shown to them. So if we cannot conclude from scripture which day it actually falls on, then why worry about doing any of it? However, if we choose the Seventh day as the scriptures command, then it will be easy to also teach and practice the things that go with it because all of the scriptures you use will agree with each other. FYI, the Hebrew rendering of the word “Sabbath” is Shabbat.
PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING SABBATH DAY LINKS:
WHY I OBSERVE THE SEVENTH DAY SABBATH
By: Jackson Snyder http://jacksonsnyder.com/Arc/2001/Why%20I%20Observe%20Sabbath.htm
ROMAN CATHOLIC AND PROTESTANT CONFESSIONS ABOUT SUNDAY
By: The Bible Sabbath Association http://www.biblesabbath.org/confessions.html
100 SABBATH FACTS AND MANY QUESTIONS
By: Richard C. Nickels www.giveshare.org/HolyDay/sabfacts.html
OVER 100 LANGUANGES CALL THE 7TH DAY "THE SABBATH"
( SEE LANGUAGE CHART ) www.whatdayisthesabbath.com