Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Continue to Consider

Let's examine some of the Scriptures concerning the Sabbath more closely.

But before we do that let me ask you a question.

Do you consider all of Scripture to be the inerrant Word of Elohim (God)?
   Do you believe that all of Scripture is truth?  Do you actually believe what you read in the Scriptures?  This will make all the difference in the world as to how you interpret what I am about to say.  I will let you know where I stand.  I believe the Scriptures are the inerrant Word of Elohim.  There are no errors in the original languages.  They are truth and the Old Testament is just as applicable for us today as the NT.  As a matter of fact it is the NT that is commentary upon the Old.
All of the doctrines in the NT can be found in the Old.  The word "New" is actually a misnomer.  It should actually be read as the "renewed" Covenant.  There is nothing new in it at all.

Now, let's turn to the Scriptures.
Gen 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their array.
Gen 2:2 And on the seventh day Elohim completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made.
Gen 2:3 And Elohim blessed the seventh day and set it apart, because on it He rested from all His work which Elohim in creating had made.
Not only is the Sabbath day the only day of the week that Elohim blessed, it is also the only day that He named.  When He was done with His creative work He rested, not because He needed to but because He know we would need one day out of the week to cease from our labors.  The 7th day Sabbath, His set apart day.  It was different from all the rest of the days.
Now, How many times in Scripture do you come across the words "set-apart"?
Many other things are to be set-apart, even those who are followers of the Messiah.  Think about that connotation.  If believers are to be set apart, should they be following the rest of the world in their days of worship, or worship on a specific day that also was set apart?
Ok, let's move forward.
Exo 20:8 "Remember the Sabbath day, to set it apart.
Exo 20:9 "Six days you labour, and shall do all your work,
Exo 20:10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath1 of יהוה your Elohim. You do not do any work – you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. Footnote: 1There are other Sabbaths, but this is the weekly Sabbath.
Exo 20:11 "For in six days יהוה made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore יהוה blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart.
Let's start with this question.  As believers we hold that the 10 commandments are important for us to keep.  I grew up with this understanding in churchianity.  So, if we are observing only 9 of them why not this one the 4th?  Can you find a passage in Scripture  that specifically tells us that Yahweh (Lord) changed His mind on this?  It would have to say it openly and without any difficulties in the passage so there would be no question left as to the change. 
No where in the Scriptures has anything been found as to the change of day.  However, there is pleanty of evidence that proves the day was changed by Constantine at the council of Nicea.  Also you can look in most encyclopedias to find the Roman Catholic church claims  to have made the change around that time in history.
This is the only command given by Yahweh Elohim that tells us to "REMEMBER".  It is as if He knew wolves would come in and take away this one command.  People compromised the Word of Elohim in order to avoid persecution from the church of Rome. 
Who gave this command?  Did Moses give it or did Yahweh Elohim?   Is this just for the Jews?  Is it Jewish?  It was given by Elohim.  The same El that all of churchianity claims to worship.  Look here at verse 13 of chapter 31.  It is Yahweh's Sabbaths, not Israel's
Now, How long is this command established for? 
v. 13, 17.  It is to last through all your generations and also it is a sign FOREVER.
In a previous post I asked the question, Does Elohim change?  If we are now having our day of rest on Sunday it would make Elohim a liar.  He told us in Scripture that the Sabbath was to endure forever.  So, Back to the beginning.  Are we going to believe the Scriptures or what our pastors and priests tell us about them?  The wolves will tell us Elohim changed the day because Messiah was raised on the first day of the week.  But if you truly examine Passover, He rose at the dawning of the first day which for the Hebrews would have been sundown on Saturday. 
Are you going to continue to believe the lies we have inherited or trust that Scripture is true? 
Exo 31:12 And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,
Exo 31:13 "And you, speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘My Sabbaths you are to guard, by all means, for it is a sign1 between Me and you throughout your generations, to know that I, יהוה, am setting you apart. Footnote: 1The only sign of יהוה setting us apart, the only sign of the everlasting covenant, is His Sabbaths, one of them being the seventh day Sabbath. This is repeated in Ezek. 20:12 & 20.
Exo 31:14 ‘And you shall guard the Sabbath, for it is set-apart to you. Everyone who profanes it shall certainly be put to death, for anyone who does work on it, that being shall be cut off from among his people.
Exo 31:15 ‘Six days work is done, and on the seventh is a Sabbath of rest, set-apart to יהוה. Everyone doing work on the Sabbath day shall certainly be put to death.
Exo 31:16 ‘And the children of Yisra’ĕl shall guard the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations as an everlasting covenant.
Exo 31:17 ‘Between Me and the children of Yisra’ĕl it is a sign forever. For in six days יהוה made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.’ "
Exo 31:18 And when He had ended speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave Mosheh two tablets of the Witness, tablets of stone, written with the finger of Elohim.
We will turn to some of the things in the NT next time we meet.  You may be surprised at what we find as to what we have been taught in churchianity

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