Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath

The Disciples Plucking Corn on the Sabbath, Gustave Dore (1832-1883)
The Disciples Plucking Corn on the Sabbath, Gustave Dore (1832-1883) | Source
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Introduction

There are those who teach that Christians should keep the Sabbath. Some go as far as to insist that Christians should observe the Sabbath on a Saturday, thereby condemning Sunday worship in the process.

This issue has been around since New Testament times; Paul constantly rebuked the Judaisers who sought to mingle Mosaic Law with the Gospel of Grace, consequently bringing believers into bondage.

Today Christians are being encouraged by Christian Television (I use the term loosely) to share in the weekly Sabbath, the Jewish Feasts, and even to purchase Jewish prayer shawls!

  • Col 2:16-17 KJV Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: 17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

A Quote from the People’s New Testament

Colossians 2:16-19 'Let no man therefore judge you. As the law was nailed to the cross (Col_2:14), let no man compel you to keep its ordinances.
In meat, or in drink. By requiring you to eat only what the Jewish law prescribes (Lev. 7:10-27). See Rom_14:17; 1Co_8:8; Heb_9:10. Compare 1Ti_4:3.
Or in respect of a holy day. Such as the Passover, Pentecost, etc.
Or of the new moon. The monthly observances (Num_28:11).
Or of the Sabbath day. The Jewish Sabbath had passed away with the law.
Which are a shadow of things to come. The body, or substance, which casts the shadow is Christ. We are to pay no attention to the shadows since Christ has come, but to observe what we find in him and the gospel...’

I will endeavour to explain why I believe 'born again' believers are not required to observe the Sabbath.

Moses Showing the Ten Commandments

Moses Showing the Ten Commandments, Gustave Doré (1832-1883)
Moses Showing the Ten Commandments, Gustave Doré (1832-1883) | Source

The 4th Commandment to Remember the Sabbath Was to Old Covenant Israel, not the Gentiles.

The leading question asked by those promulgating the Sabbath doctrine is:

Do you keep the 10 Commandments, yes or no?

If the Christian answers yes, but does not keep the Sabbath, the debate begins as to the reason for breaking the 4th commandment.

If the Christian answers no, this leads to the accusation of disobedience to Jesus' commandment. 'If ye love me, keep my commandments’…John 14:15.

The Book of Acts and the Law of Moses

  • Act 15:5-10 KJV But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses. 6 And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter. 7 And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. 8 And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; 9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. 10 Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

The Apostles and Elders concluded it was not necessary for gentile believers to keep the Mosaic Law, which included the Sabbath. If the Sabbath was an exception, why was it not discussed at the gathering?

  • Act 21:25 KJV As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication.

The Apostles upheld the decision approximately eight years later in Acts 21. Once again, the Sabbath was not an exception.

Paul Writing His Epistles

Paul Writing His Epistles, Paul Valentin de Boulogne (1591-1632) sometimes referred to as Le Valentin.
Paul Writing His Epistles, Paul Valentin de Boulogne (1591-1632) sometimes referred to as Le Valentin. | Source

Romans and the Law of Moses

  • Rom 7:6 KJV But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

Romans 7:6 'But now we have been delivered from the law. By death. Having died in Christ (Rom_6:2-4), we are released from the dominion of the law. See Rom_7:1.

So that we should serve in the newness of the spirit. This service of Christ is the new service of those living new lives. It is a spiritual service: "God must be worshiped in spirit and truth." God's law under the new covenant is "written in the hearts" (Heb_8:10); hence it is not a bondage, but a free, willing service.’

— The People’s New Testament

Galatians and the Law of Moses

  • Gal 3:1-3 KJV O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? 2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?

  • Gal 4:9-11 KJV But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? 10 Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. 11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.

Paul challenged the Galatians as to why they desired to return to the bondage they once knew under the Law.

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James and the Law of Moses

  • Jas 2:10 KJV For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

Should the Christian observe the Law? Can you name the 613 commands? If we cannot name all the commands, how could we hope to keep them?

James said if the Law observer failed in one point then that person was guilty of all.

Believers are in danger of taking their eyes of the Lord by mixing Law and Grace. The incorporation of Jewish traditions into the Church would result in a watered down gospel, the emphasis would shift from faith to works.

Man Was not Commanded to Observe the Sabbath since Creation

Sabbath observers also insist that because God ‘rested’ on the seventh day, consequently, observance of the Sabbath was demanded of mankind since creation. However, there is no such commandment found in Genesis, neither is there any evidence of the Patriarchs having kept the Sabbath.

  • Exo 16:23 KJV And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.


A Quote from the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

‘The statement that God set apart the 7th day for holy purposes in honor of His own rest after six days of creative activity is boldly challenged by many modern scholars as merely the pious figment of a priestly imagination of the exile. There are so few hints of a weekly Sabbath before Moses, who is comparatively a modern character, that argumentation is almost excluded, and each student will approach the question with the bias of his whole intellectual and spiritual history. There is no distinct mention of the Sabbath in Gen, though a 7-day period is referred to several times (Gen_7:4, Gen_7:10; Gen_8:10, Gen_8:12; Gen_29:27 f). The first express mention of the Sabbath is found in Exo_16:21-30, in connection with the giving of the manna……. If we cannot point to any observance of the weekly Sabbath prior to Moses, we can at least be sure that this was one of the institutions which he gave to Israel. From the days of Moses until now the holy Sabbath has been kept by devout Israelites.’

There is no mention of Sabbath observance in the Scriptures prior to Exodus 16.

The Greek words ‘katapausis’ and ‘katapauo meaning ‘rest’ were used constantly in Hebrews 4. On one occasion however, in Hebrews 4:9 the Greek word ‘sabbatismos’ was used instead, thereby differentiating between the Law and the believer's Sabbath Rest found in Jesus.

Jesus Is the Believer’s Sabbath Rest

  • Luk 24:44 KJV And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

Jesus fulfilled all the Law and the Prophets and we ‘rest’ from our works by grace through faith in Him.

Hebrews and the Believer's Sabbath Rest

The answer to those who would bring bondage to the Christian by raising a straw man argument with regard to Sabbath keeping is in Hebrews 4.

Heb 4:7 GW So God set another day. That day is today. Many years after your ancestors failed to enter that place of rest God spoke about it through David in the passage already quoted: "If you hear God speak today, don't be stubborn."

The writer to the Hebrews alluded to Psalm 95:8-11. He reminded Jewish believers of their ancestors demise during the forty years of wandering in the wilderness; due to their unbelief, they failed to enter into God’s rest.

A Quote from the Summarized Bible

‘Heb 4:1-16 …The privileges by Christ under the Gospel are far greater than those enjoyed under the Mosaic law. The seventh day rest commemorating a finished creation, was but a type of heart-rest which is to be had by covenant relation with Jesus Christ, and which is offered to those who will renounce their own works as a means of salvation and put their entire trust in the finished work of the Great High Priest who has passed into the heavens.’

The Judaisers, who undermined the teachings of Paul, were subverting the 1st century Church by persuading believers to observe the Law. By adhering to these erroneous teachings, they were in danger of missing the even greater ‘sabbatic rest’ through faith in Christ.

Jesus or Joshua?

  • Heb 4:8 KJV For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.

  • Heb 4:8 YLT for if Joshua had given them rest, He would not concerning another day have spoken after these things;

Many Bible Translations including the KJV translated ‘Jesus’ instead of ‘Joshua’ (the son of Nun) in Hebrews 4:8 and by so doing jeopardised the context of the passage.

A Quote from Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible

‘Heb 4:8 'For if Jesus had given them rest - It is truly surprising that our translators should have rendered the Ιησους of the text Jesus, and not Joshua, who is most clearly intended……. The apostle shows that, although Joshua did bring the children of Israel into the promised land, yet this could not be the intended rest, because long after this time the Holy Spirit, by David, speaks of this rest;…’
  • Heb 4:9 YLT there doth remain, then, a sabbatic rest to the people of God,

The Greek words ‘katapausis’ and ‘katapauo' meaning ‘rest’ were used constantly in Hebrews 4. On one occasion, however, in Hebrews 4:9 the Greek word ‘sabbatismos’ was used instead, thereby differentiating between physical rest and the believer's Sabbath rest found in Jesus.

A Quote from Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible

Hebrews 4:9 'There, remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God - It was not, 1. The rest of the Sabbath; it was not, 2. The rest in the promised land, for the psalmist wrote long after the days of Joshua; therefore there is another rest, a state of blessedness, for the people of God; and this is the Gospel, the blessings it procures and communicates, and the eternal glory which it prepares for, and has promised to, genuine believers…’
  • Heb 4:10-11 YLT for he who did enter into his rest, he also rested from his works, as God from His own. 11 May we be diligent, then, to enter into that rest, that no one in the same example of the unbelief may fall,

The Mosaic Covenant Ended in AD 70

A Quote from Halley’s Bible Handbook

Hebrews 'One of the objects of this Epistle was, we think, to prepare Jewish Christians for the approaching Fall of Jerusalem. After accepting Jesus as their Messiah, they continued to be zealous for the Temple Rites and Sacrifices, thinking, we suppose, that their Beloved City, under their Messiah’s reign, was about to become Capital of the World. Instead, they were to receive the shock of their lives. By one stroke of the Roman Army the Holy City was to be wiped out, and the Temple Rites cease.’

Forty years after the crucifixion the destruction of the temple ended the Old Covenant Age with its Law and Offerings, the Judaisers fell in the judgement that took place in AD 70.

The 1st century believers who had rested from their works through faith in Christ entered into the New Covenant Age.

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Conclusion

  • Eze 20:12 KJV Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.

The Children of Israel received the Sabbath as a sign of the Old Covenant.

  • Col 2:16 KJV Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:

Colossians 2:16 'Therefore - Seeing these things are so. Let none judge you - That is, regard none who judge you. In meat or drink - For not observing the ceremonial law in these or any other particulars. Or in respect of a yearly feast, the new moon, or the weekly Jewish sabbaths.’

— John Wesley, Explanatory Notes

Prior to the time of Moses there was no reference to Sabbath observance in the Old Testament.

The ‘sabbatismos’ rest promised in Hebrews 4 is redemptive life in Jesus Christ; the believer is to cease from his works and rest in the finished work of Christ.

From the physical aspect, it does make sense to have one day of rest in the week, but it is folly to allow the traditions of men to distract us from the reality of true 'Sabbatic Rest'.

What do you think?

Alexander Gibb

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Carrie Bradshaw 5 years ago from Manhattan

ABSOLUTELY AGREED!!! I wrote on this subject as well, but I LEARNED something here, which only confirms what the Lord taught me through Heb 4: ‘sabbatismos’!! Thank you for preaching and teaching the Truth. God bless you!


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searchinsany 5 years ago from UK Author

Carrie

Thank you for your comment.

I felt it was important to present my understanding of the Sabbath.

I believe Sabbath observance undermines the Gospel by mixing Law with Grace.

Why revert to a 'shadow' when believers have the Lord?


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

I enjoyed your wonderful Hub and I agree that we are not required to keep the Sabbath. For those that do it is a blessing. Thank you for an absorbing read and excellent explication.


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searchinsany 4 years ago from UK Author

James

Thank you for reading my Hub.

In my opinion, your writing is the benchmark on Hubpages and your comment is a great source of encouragement to me.


Lone Ranger 4 years ago

My friend, James, wrote: " I agree that we are not required to keep the Sabbath. For those that do it is a blessing."

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I don't know. I believe that for those who try to live like Jews and place themselves under the yoke of the old covenant are misguided at best and disobedient at worst. Scripture teaches us that if one wants to live under the law, they will die under the law.

Having said that, I do not think there are any blessings for those who try to follow that which has been abolished. The old covenant has been abandoned by the Almighty and replaced with the new covenant of Christ, so observing the old covenant is an exercise in futility.

What blessings could possibly come to those who are observing that which has been forsaken? In fact, I would dare say that one who does such things is setting themselves up for eternal disappointment.

Best wishes and be well - L.R.


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searchinsany 4 years ago from UK Author

Lone Ranger

Thank you for reading and commenting on my Hub.

The way I understood James’ comment was that he agreed in general with the content of my Hub; his statement ‘For those that do it is a blessing’ as a reference to my final point ‘From the physical aspect, it does make sense to have one day of rest in the week’.


Lone Ranger 4 years ago

You're welcome, Searchinsany, it was my pleasure!

I will agree that to take one day aside, on general terms alone, is probably a good thing for one's mental state of affairs and it is good for families to have a day to themselves to catch-up with each other, etc.

Having said that, if one were to do it in order to obey the old covenant, then one is wasting their time and subjecting themselves to a law that is no longer observable or binding. Hence, there are no blessings for adhering to the old covenant observance of the seventh-day.

This was a covenant between the children of Israel and the Almighty...but many present-day Christians do not understand Biblical context such as the time frame, who the Almighty was talking to and why.

Peace be with you and be well - L.R.


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searchinsany 4 years ago from UK Author

I agree, you summarize my Hub very well.

Thank you for commenting.


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aguasilver 4 years ago from Malaga, Spain

Agreed.

Been through Midrash and Hebraic Christianity on my walk, nice interesting journey, but wrong destination, now happy to stay in the Lords rest whenever the opportunity arises.

We do benefit from taking at least one day off work per week, like computers we need to defrag and clean the registry on occasion or we break down.

But I will take no part of the law into the Kingdom, appreciate yes, step back into it no.

John


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searchinsany 4 years ago from UK Author

aguasilver

Thank you for your visit and comment. I like your computer simile.


Settled In Heaven Ministries 4 years ago

You did agreat job analyzing the Scripture references concering the Sabbath... Thank you very much for clearly presenting the truth about this subject. Lord bless you


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searchinsany 4 years ago from UK Author

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Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my Hub.


Steve 4 years ago

Isaiah 66:22-24

New King James Version (NKJV)

22 “For as the new heavens and the new earth

Which I will make shall remain before Me,” says the Lord,

“So shall your descendants and your name remain.

23 And it shall come to pass

That from one New Moon to another,

And from one Sabbath to another,

All flesh shall come to worship before Me,” says the Lord.

24 “And they shall go forth and look

Upon the corpses of the men

Who have transgressed against Me.

For their worm does not die,

And their fire is not quenched.

They shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.”

So it seems that the sabbath is still in effect during the new heaven & new earth since it states that 'all flesh' (Jew & gentile believers) will worship God, sabbath to sabbath.

Strange how ppl will say the sabbath has been done away with but Never do we see it being removed. Ppl will use out of context verses to support the disobedience of God's sabbath; for example most misuse Colossians 2:16 which states "So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths..." The problem is this letter to the Colossians is in response to the pagans who were judging the believers who observed God's festivals, sabbaths, etc.

Since we see the sabbath is a perpertual & everlasting covernant (Exodus 31:16) and that is confirmed with the sabbath in the new heaven & new earth (Isaiah 66:22-24).

So really we come to the crux of the situation - are we as believers today supposed to be obedient to God's instructions? Yes, we repeatedly see that those who love God obey His commands (1 John 5:2 "By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments.") and His commands are not burdensome (1 John 5:3 "For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.").

So it comes down to the question are we going to obey God & His command to observe the sabbath? And if we do not, why with the examples we see in scripture? Are we clinging to denominational beliefs over the clear teachings of scritpure? Things to make you say "hmmm..."

Funny how we as believers today will say we are to obey God but when it comes to sabbath we make every excuse under the sun to say its been done away with. Those that claim Jesus is our sabbath forget that He is Lord of the sabbath, that HE will make sacrifices during our time of the new heaven & new earth. Yes Jesus died for our sins yet He will continue to make sacrifices... WHY? To remember where we came from and to continue to praise God for what He has done.

IF we profane His sabbath what are the consequences we see in scripture? Lets take a look...

Nehemiah 13:18

Did not your fathers do thus, and did not our God bring all this disaster on us and on this city? Yet you bring added wrath on Israel by profaning the Sabbath.”

Isaiah 56:2

Blessed is the man who does this, And the son of man who lays hold on it; Who keeps from defiling the Sabbath, And keeps his hand from doing any evil.”

Isaiah 56:6

“Also the sons of the foreigner Who join themselves to the LORD, to serve Him, And to love the name of the LORD, to be His servants— Everyone who keeps from defiling the Sabbath...

Isaiah 58:13

“If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath, From doing your pleasure on My holy day, And call the Sabbath a delight, The holy day of the LORD honorable, And shall honor Him, not doing your own ways, Nor finding your own pleasure, Nor speaking your own words,

Jeremiah 17:27

“But if you will not heed Me to hallow the Sabbath day, such as not carrying a burden when entering the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day, then I will kindle a fire in its gates, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.”’”

Look for profane & defiling the sabbath & what God thinks about it instead of what man or the pastor says, which is condoning disobedience.


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searchinsany 4 years ago from UK Author

Steve

Thank you for contributing to my Hub. I have prepared the following in response to your comment.

Quote ‘…So it seems that the sabbath is still in effect during the new heaven & new earth since it states that 'all flesh' (Jew & gentile believers) will worship God, sabbath to sabbath…’

Isa 66:23 ISV And from New Moon to New Moon, and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all humanity will come to worship before me," says the LORD.

Isaiah also mentions ‘…from New Moon to New Moon…’ Should Christians also observe New Moons, where do you draw the line, what about circumcision?

Isaiah described in Old Covenant prophetic language worship at regularly recurring intervals.

Quote ‘…Ppl will use out of context verses to support the disobedience of God's sabbath; for example most misuse Colossians 2:16…’

Let’s read Colossians 2:16 in context:

Col 2:14 ISV having erased the charges that were brought against us, along with their obligations that were hostile to us. He took those charges away when he nailed them to the cross.

Paul wrote that God blotted out our obligations to the ceremonial law (ordinances) by nailing them to the Cross; we being unable to keep these obligations were thereby condemned by them.

Col 2:15 ISV And when he had disarmed the rulers and the authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in the cross.

Christ sacrificial offering on the Cross ‘…disarmed the rulers and the authorities…’ amongst them the rulers in the Sanhedrin and synagogues.

Col 2:16-17 ISV Therefore, let no one judge you in matters of food and drink or with respect to a festival, a New Moon, or Sabbath days. 17 These are a shadow of the things to come, but the reality belongs to the Messiah.

Paul explained that the ordinances were a type and shadow of Christ. Why should Christians settle for types and shadows while possessing the reality? The Lord Jesus Christ is the anti-type!

Quote ‘The problem is this letter to the Colossians is in response to the pagans who were judging the believers who observed God's festivals, sabbaths, etc.’

Col 1:2 KJV To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Epistle to the Colossians was not written to pagans but ‘…to the saints and faithful brethren in Christ…’ Paul warned them not to be influenced or brought into bondage by Judaisers or Greek philosophers.

Quote ‘…Those that claim Jesus is our sabbath forget that He is Lord of the sabbath, that HE will make sacrifices during our time of the new heaven & new earth. Yes Jesus died for our sins yet He will continue to make sacrifices... WHY? To remember where we came from and to continue to praise God for what He has done…’

The Lord Jesus Christ is our Sabbath Rest… Heb 4:9 YLT there doth remain, then, a sabbatic rest to the people of God,

Heb 9:28 KJV So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

Are you really suggesting that Jesus will continue to make sacrifices in the New Heavens and the New Earth, to remind us where we came from? This statement is contrary to the teachings of Christ and the Apostles! John in Revelation 21 expanded on the New Heavens and the New Earth and what it means for all New Covenant believers.

The remaining Scriptures you posted were blessings and warnings to Old Covenant Israel.


G1ead0w 4 years ago

The Lord amplified the Law in fulfilling it. It was like a seed He made to spring to life. Adultery is no longer merely a physical act. Murder is no longer confined to ending the life of another. The Sabbath is no longer just the 7th day.

To concentrate on the commandment to keep the Sabbath day, Christ Jesus' Lordship over the believer's life is the rest. Just as anything which does not come from faith is sin, so Jesus, in describing the function of the Kingdom in His life told us that He does nothing on His own initiative: He did not go His own way, do as He pleased or speak His own words. He showed us the only definition of life - death to one's self. Humanly, this is impossible, but it is possible through His blood. He did not merely make the offer of forgiveness through his blood. The blood of bulls could do that. No, what he accomplished is grace properly, & seldom if ever understood: the aphesis (Greek) of sins, meaning the freedom from sins, just as it is written that He would remove ungodliness from within us. Living in the Spirit, as we are freed and commanded to do, we will not fulfill the desires of the flesh. As it is written, no one who is born of God sins. This is the Gospel of the Kingdom which is the only one that Jesus preached. He did not suggest perfection. He did, however, reveal the Truth, which if we are converted and become, not like theologians, but like little children we can be set free by and have Jesus be head over ALL things to us. Where do you think the power Jesus promised went to? The Christian church never learned what it is to be under authority, as even the lives of Peter and Paul eventually demonstrated. They never learned the Sabbath Rest for the people of God. 100% waiting upon Him. Listening listening as the Hebrew reads in Dt. 28:1. That's the effect of God's power demonstrated through His grace by which Christ brings us from all the curses people suffer over into the complete blessings promised to overtake His people in those first 14 verses because Christ Jesus became those subsequent 54 verses for us.

This is the Good News! It ain't going to Heaven & it ain't preached anywhere. What Satan did with Christian church's presentation of grace and Jesus is truly his masterpiece. The Antichrist becomes very evident, along with he destruction he has wrought, through the understanding of the Gospel of the Kingdom. Along with the prophet, I ask the Lord, is he to continue catching men in his net? This will end violently it appears when the message of the Antichrist is swept away.

Wow. Blessed be The Lord Jesus Christ who has hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and has revealed them unto babes! There is great power in being baptized into the death of the Lord Jesus Christ.


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searchinsany 4 years ago from UK Author

Thank you for your comment, I look forward to reading your Hubs. Welcome to HubPages.


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X-Con 3 years ago from The Free World!

Although I don't agree with your view on the Sabbath, I enjoy reading different perspectives. Thank you.


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searchinsany 3 years ago from UK Author

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Thank you for reading my Hub, I respect and appreciate your comment.


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shofarcall 3 years ago

Hello searchinsay,

Like one or two other people here, I also do not agree with your view but realise I am one of the few, not the many. I am surprised that no one has picked up on the fact that this commandment stems from the time of creation, long before Moses existed and it is the day our Father and Creator, the great I AM rested, and instructed created man, us, to do the same BECAUSE He knew it was good to do so.....for us....

I have been keeping the Sabbath for the last 2 years because I heard a "whisper" in my prayer closet asking me to, and what an amazing blessing it has been! No Jewish connotation....just time set apart to be alone with the Lord. Bible reading, prayer, contemplating, writing what my heart gets moved to write as I share quality time with my Lord and King of Kings.

How come we all so willingly set Sunday aside for worship? Or used to. There really was a time not so long ago when people wanted to spend quality time reading the Word etc and were thankful for a day free of things of the world, to be able to do so.

It was Constantine (Catholics) who "changed" the day of worship to Sunday to accommodate the pagan worshippers who had come to Christ and were used to worshipping on [Sun]days.......I rest my case.

Thanks for the hub, food for thought. God Bless you.


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searchinsany 3 years ago from UK Author

shofarcall

Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my Hub.

In my Hub I address the points in your comment, and I too rest my case. I trust we can agree to disagree and remain in fellowship.

In your comment you eloquently express your reasons for keeping the Sabbath and I respect your view. I would not wish to cause offense or be perceived as being judgemental. God bless.

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