The Sabbath Day
Shortly after being delivered by God from Egypt, the children of Israel began to murmur and complain that Moses brought them to the wilderness to die of hunger. In Exodus 16 this is written of as well as, of how God did then give them manna from heaven. It then goes on to tell how they are commanded to gather only enough for each person for each day, except for on the sixth day they are told to gather twice as much for the next day because it is the Holy Sabbath Day and that it would not be there on that day because it is Holy unto the Lord. This is the first teaching of the Sabbath day and it is the way it was for the children of Israel for the next forty years in the wilderness and it is meant to be evermore.
The 10 commandments are written in Exodus 20, verses 3-17. That means that it took 15 verses for the 10 Commandments and the Lord spent 4 of them on His 4th commandment to us, commanding that we “Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it Holy”. That does not sound like just a suggestion to me, The men that say we don't need to follow this must have no fear of God, for we that do fear the Lord love his commandments, and delight in doing them as it says many times throughout the Bible, besides if we don't need to follow this, than maybe there should have only been 9 Commandments, God forbid.
In Isaiah Chapter 58 verse 13 it is written of turning away from doing our pleasures on God's Holy Day, “and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honorable”, that we should honor Him, not going our own way or doing our own pleasures or even speaking our own words, and it continues in verse 14 to tell us of the blessings we will receive in return for He has spoken it. We're told of His blessings for our delighting in following His commandments, statutes, ordinances etc... everywhere I look in his word.
There are many prophecies written of the end times, Isaiah wrote one of all flesh coming to worship the Lord from one new moon to the next and from one sabbath to the next in Isaiah 66:23. Jesus was even quoted in Mathew 24:20 “but pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day”and there are many others written on the sabbath day, and on keeping his commandments, throughout the Word even to the end.
First Day Of The Week
The only place that the first day of the week is written of is 1Corintians 16:2, where the believers are told to set aside as God has prospered them and that was to be taken to the saints at Jerusalem. The reason they did it on the first day was so they would not pollute the sabbath. The Apostles did Remember the sabbath day to keep it Holy, even after the death of Jesus as is written in Mathew 23:56, the women prepared spices and ointments for him and rested on the sabbath, after which they went on the first day of the week to find Jesus had risen.
The reason that men of all organized religion today worship on Sunday is because the catholics, setting themselves above and before God decided thats the way they wanted it. Remember these are the same men that insist on being called father, even though Jesus himself said in Mathew 23:9 “ and call no man your father upon the earth, for one is your father, which is in heaven”.
This is nothing I thought up myself, nor is it anything I take any pleasure in having to tell of, except the Lord hath shown me. I have been full of grief in having to carry this burden my whole life alone and its been eating at me forever. All men have set up their idols in their hearts as I can see and am well aware of, and none want to hear the truth, but I love the Lord and All of his truth, and his love in me compels me to plead to all men to search for His truth and live, for if men don't acknowledge their sin and turn from it, God could very well come and smite the earth with a curse as it says in Malachi 4:6, then who can live. I pray God that you will have mercy on us and give ears to hear, eyes to see and discerning hearts in this and in all matters of your truth and righteousness Lord, Amen.
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