Eight points why I should keep the Bible Sabbath Holy!

The Bible Sabbath!!

Genesis 2:1-3 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.

The Sabbath was the only day God ever blessed! There were no other day blessed and we cannot bless our own day, the day when Jesus was resurrected from the the grave, and keep that day in the place of God's blessed day! Even when it sounds right!

We were not commanded to change the Holy day (Sabbath) anywhere in the New Testament.

Some will argue to say you should keep everyday as a Sabbath or you should live a Sabbath life. This is all true but God instructed us only to keep one day! The Sabbath!

If you keep the Sunday you are ok, but as soon as you keep the Sabbath you become Jewish Law?

These eight points will show us why we should observe the true Biblical Sabbath day and why we should Remember to keep the Sabbath even today!

1) Jesus is our Sanctification:

Jesus kept the Sabbath.

Luke 4:16 And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And, as His custom was, He went in to the synagogue on the Sabbath day and stood up to read.

Mark 1:21 And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the Sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught.

Mark 6:2 And when the Sabbath day was come, He began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?

Mark 2:27 And He said to them, The Sabbath came into being for man’s sake, and not man for the Sabbath’s sake.

As all the points above show, we are to keep the Sabbath for our own sake.

Matthew 12:50 For whoever shall do the will of My Father in Heaven, the same is My brother and sister and mother.

God Blessed the Sabbath day and sanctified it:

Genesis 2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made God set the seventh day apart from all days by sanctifying it.

Please remember: We are not sanctified by gathering on the Sabbath.

Exodus 31:13 Speak you also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my Sabbaths you shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that you may know that I am the LORD that do sanctify you.

We are sanctified by faith in Christ Jesus.

John 17:19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. We come to the Lord on the Sanctified day, the Sabbath, to be sanctified by the Lord of the Sabbath, by the truth of His word. We come to receive from the word of God.

Should not we who are sanctified by Christ celebrate that very sanctification on the very day that God has sanctified for us?

God sanctified the Sabbath and made it a Holy day.

No other day in history is recorded to be blessed, sanctified and set apart by God.

Mark 2:27 And he said unto them, The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath:

There is no other day in the entire Bible that has been blessed by God and sanctified for man to rest.

Why is the Sabbath “Holy”?

  • The day of the Sabbath should be kept as an act of worship in acknowledgement of God,
  • as an act of love in obedience,
  • as an act of submission,
  • an act of separation from this world.

God Blessed the Sabbath for this purpose: To remind us to that we serve a Holy God.

1Peter 1:14-16 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: 15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

Jerusalem.

2) Jesus is our Lord:

Keeping the Sabbath declares His Lordship over us.

Mark 2:28 Therefore the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.

  • The Sabbath was established by the Creator, points to the Creator, reminds us to serve our Creator, to make time for Him and that He is and ever will be our rest.
  • The Sabbath is made for man to stop and rest and yet it is all about Jesus, about setting our eyes on God our Creator.

2Jhon 1:6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

So if to love is to obey, then that means that I must strive to fulfill the commandments, but if and when I fail, I have faith in the Grace of God in the form of Jesus through the victory of His blood, death and Resurrection to cover my failures.

3) Jesus is our Deliverer:

The Sabbath is kept as a remembrance of our deliverance from bondage: We remember the cost of our salvation and the bondage from which we have been delivered.

We spend The Sabbath day rejoicing in our salvation, praising, thanking and glorifying God.

Deu 5:15 And remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and Jehovah your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and with a stretched-out arm. Therefore Jehovah your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.

Psalm 107:14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.

1Peter 2:9 But ye area chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his Marvelous light:

This is why we call coming together in the House of God a celebration, because we celebrate our deliverance and salvation from our Egypt. We celebrate Jesus.

4) Jesus is our Master:

The Sabbath keeps us free of contamination of this world:

Nehemiah 10:31 And if the people of the land should bring goods or any food on the Sabbath day to sell it, that we would not buy it from them on the Sabbath or on the holy day, and that we would leave the seventh year, and the interest of every debt.God’s word says:

Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will hold to the one and despise the other.

  • You cannot serve God and mammon.”
  • By not spending money on the Sabbath, we declare our allegiance to God.
  • We lay down the burdens of our everyday lives in a Material world.
  • We establish in our own hearts that we are truly God’s children.
  • Jesus is our master and we discipline our lives after His life, following His example.
  • He was ever in the temple on the Sabbath, yet he taught us not to be bound by the Laws of man concerning the Sabbath but to be concerned with pleasing God.

5) Jesus is our Eternal Rest:

Keeping the Sabbath sets us apart:

Matthew 11:28 Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.Jesus is our eternal rest. He is our Sabbath. He is our Creator. Keeping the Sabbath is acknowledging that we are Christ’s own possession, purchased by His blood and that our trust is in Him to provide, deliver and to protect us.

2Co 6:17 Therefore come out from among them and be separated, says the Lord, and do not touch the unclean thing. And I will receive you.

  • Keeping the Sabbath is symbolic of our separation from the way the world does things, from belonging to the world and its monetary control.
  • It shows to all the points above which truly separate us from everything in the world that would keep us from focusing our full attention on our Saviour.

6) Jesus is our Everlasting Covenant:

The Sabbath is an Everlasting Covenant: We cannot break the rules of the Covenant by choosing our own day.

Exodus 31:16 Therefore the sons of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, Are we the children of Israel? “Father Abraham has many sons. I am one of them and so are you.” I learned this in Sunday school.

Galatians 3:7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.

  • We are children of Abraham by faith!!! Israelites.
  • It is through faith that we are called children of God.
  • To observe the Sabbath throughout their generations, for an everlasting covenant.
  • Here God says that the Sabbath is an everlasting covenant.
  • That means always and forever.
  • It means from the creation of this world until forever.
  • How can the Sabbath, an everlasting covenant only last until Jesus’ death?
  • God’s word cannot lie? How does something that is everlasting fall away or be changed to another day? It cannot.
  • Jesus is the Law fulfilled.
  • Does this do away with the Eternal Sabbath?
  • No, it completes it, removing the curse of the Law, bringing Grace into our incapacity as human beings to fulfill the Law and keep the Sabbath within the law.

Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed isevery one that hangeth on a tree:

It does not say that the law is done away with, only that the power of the law to bring death has been broken.

  • By keeping the Sabbath we acknowledge Jesus as our eternal rest.
  • He is the Sabbath fulfilled, our Sabbath.

Did Jesus instruct us to keep another Sabbath because He has fulfilled the Law?

Matthew 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.

What example did Jesus set for us? According to scripture, He was in the Temple on the Sabbath “as was He’s custom”.

7) Jesus is our Redeemer:

Keeping the Sabbath declares our allegiance to Christ Jesus our Redeemer

Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangs on a tree

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Jesus is our Sabbath and by keeping the physical Sabbath we symbolize our faith in His Redeeming power.

8) Jesus is our Example:

Jesus kept the Sabbath.

Luke 4:16 And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And, as His custom was, He went in to the synagogue on the Sabbath day and stood up to read.

Mark 1:21 And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the Sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught.

Mark 6:2 And when the Sabbath day was come, He began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?

Mark 2:27 And He said to them, The Sabbath came into being for man’s sake, and not man for the Sabbath’s sake.

As all the points above show, we are to keep the Sabbath for our own sake.

Matthew 12:50 For whoever shall do the will of My Father in Heaven, the same is My brother and sister and mother.

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Will 22 months ago

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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

Voted Up! A very good presentation on the facts concerning the seventy day Bible Sabbath. Thank you.


graceinus 3 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

You mention at teast twice that Jesus Christ kept the sabbath and in this statement you are very much correct. However, you basicly continue to explain that if Jesus Christ folowed the Sabbath then we as christian should follow in His foot steps. You further provide a number of verses from the New and Old Testament to support the reason why the Sabbath keeping applies to Christians. While it is true that Jesus Christ is Lord of the Sabbath, it is not true that the New Testament support any requirement for Christian to follow the Sabbath teachings. I realize that you quote from the New Testament the Books of Matthew Mark, Luke and a few other as proof that Jesus Christ followed the Sabbath according to the New Testament. However, this is a very missleading point that you are using. To start with Jesus Christ never lived as a human being during the New Testament (Covenant). And the proof of that is found in Matthew 26: 28 (KJV) which states:

28 For this is My blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remiission of sins.

And for futher proof it states in Hebrews 9: 18 (KJV) the following

18 For where there is a TESTAMENT, there MUST also of necessitybe the DEATH of the TESTATOR.

In the case Jesus Christ was the TESTATOR. This is proof the Christ Jesus Never lived as a humen being during the NEW TESTAMENT. Therefore, the claim by sabbath keeping churches that Jesus Christ, in the New Testament followed the Sabbath is false.

Jesus Christ lived as a humen being during the Old Testament only. As a Jew, Jesus Christ did in fact follow the Sabbath Law. And as a Jew He also followed all of the 10 Commandments. He also was careful about what He ate and paid tithings just like all the other Jewish people of His day. But this was due to the fact that He was living during the time that the Old Covenant law still applied. The New Testament had not yet been established.until He would die on the cross.

It should also be understood that the Isaerlites had no names for the days of the week. The days of the week were number not named except Sabbath Day. Sunday, as we know it today was called the first day of the week by the Jews people. Therefore, when the sabbath keeping churches teach that the apostles worshiped on the sabbath is also very misleading. Verses in the New Testament describe some apostles who had worship on the sabbath DAY. Not the Sabbath event. the apostle taught the Jews on the Sabbath DAY because the Jewish people were not working on that day. Which meant they could preach about the Kingdom of God to a much larger group. The apostle where commissioned to teach the Jews FIRST and then the gentiles. The only way to teach the Jewish people first was at the synagogue on the Sabbath DAY. What should also be explained is the apostles, who were Jews identified the days of the week as numbered days and the Sabbath day as the seventh day. They did not have a name for days of the week. The pioint here is the sabbath keeping churches continue to mislead the christian people.

The same rule about the sabbath also applies to tithings . There is NOTHING in the New Testament that requires tithings by christians. However, there is nothing wrong with the idea of giving to those in need. As a christians we should always be ready to help and give to others when possible. But there is NO requirement to tithe.

There is a big misunderstanding and false teachings by sabbath keeping churches in regards to God grace. Many have taken the Book of Romans, that explains grace in great detail, out of context. And then insist christians follow the 10 commandment and many other Old Covenant Laws.

It is most likely one of two things will happen with this comment I have made here. One, it will be deleted, or two, you will quote a number of verses out of context to let me know I'm wrong.

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