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Saturday, July 9, 2016

A Life and Death Error

Michalle, your second question is concerning the Sabbath and a life and death situation.  "The 119 ministry folks did make a lot of convincing arguments but my question is specially centered around why some Torah observers quote out of the New Testament but choose to live from the Old Testament? I do believe that God does not change, and I don't see God changing in the New Testament either. I see fulfillment of Prophecy and continuing of God's ordered plan for the Christian life. I see that the Old Testament clearly teaches the Sabbath Day but I also see the events laid out in the New Testament that clearly indicate an observance of the Lord's Day (commemorating Christ's Resurrection) which was clearly held on the First day of the week.

His resurrection (John 20:1), His first and second appearance to the disciples (John 20:19 & 26), the first sermon preached by Peter (Acts 2:14-15), the outpouring of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1), the first baptisms (Acts 2:41), Pauls 7 day visit at Troas, mentions gathering for breaking bread with believers on the first day of the week, not the Sabbath.(Acts 20:6-8), collections for the poor (1 Corinthians 16:2), John the Revelator's Vision on the Lord's Day (Revelation 1:10). 

I also see that the disciples were faithful for adhere to the commandments as taught by Jesus who didn't come to abolish the Law but to fulfill it. So I don't believe the Sabbath Day and the Lord's Day are the same. Which wouldn't make Jesus changing the Law at all. The New Testament Christians observed the Lord's Day because of all the events listed above that took place on that day (first day of the week) I see it as the Law was in place and still is up to and including Christ's coming, crucifixion and resurrection. Then, when that was fulfilled, which was prophesied in the Old Testament, a new beginning was established. 

Based on the important new events told in the New Testament which the Old Testament believers could not experience until Christ came, why is it not acknowledged by Torah believers that it is acceptable to meet and honor the Lord on a Sunday? Why is it considered a life and death error?" 

Why do I consider it a life and death matter which day is honored for a day of rest?  If you have listened to John Lawson's video above he brought to light something that is left out in churchianity.  The Sabbath is a sign.  The Sabbath is talked about throughout the Scriptures as having all that is needed to be a signet ring.  The King's signet ring.  First 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.
     The king's signet ring is what was used to put a seal on documents and things of importance.  Consider this, if we as believer's are sealed by the Father and that sign or seal is the Sabbath day, would not the enemy also have a sign that you belong to him?  I believe he does, he comes as an angle of light, he has wolves in the pulpits that spread his news so that many are deceived and do not realize it.  So, if the 7th day Sabbath is the sign of the Father that you are his then the 1st day Sunday belongs to none other that the deceiver.  Yahshua, said in Mat 7:13  “Enter in through the narrow gate! Because the gate is wide – and the way is broad – that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter in through it. 
Mat 7:14  “Because the gate is narrow and the way is hard pressed1 which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Footnote: 1Or the way is afflicted. 
Mat 7:15  “But beware of the false prophets,1 who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are savage wolves. Footnote: 1See v. 23 
Mat 7:16  “By their fruits you shall know them. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 
Mat 7:21  “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Master, Master,’ shall enter into the reign of the heavens, but he who is doing the desire of My Father in the heavens. 
Mat 7:22  “Many shall say to Me in that day, ‘Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and cast out demons in Your Name, and done many mighty works in Your Name?’ 

Mat 7:23  “And then I shall declare to them, ‘I never knew you, depart from Me, you who work lawlessness!’1  Footnote: 1 See v. 15. 

Notice it is those who practice lawlessness, or Torahlessness that are to depart.  Father told us specifically to REMEMBER, the Sabbath.  Is there a reason, to be sure to remember it?  Be sure to search it out.  The Roman Catholic church tells plainly and clearly they are the ones who changed the times and set apart days.  Look carefully and you can see this violates the adding to or subtracting from the Scriptures.  Constantine and the "church" gave the penalty for meeting on the Sabbath as death.  So, we can follow the guidelines of the Father and enter the kingdom or we can depart by not following the instructions for His set-apart people.

Concerning the first day of the week and meetings.  It is important to remember the Jews began the first day of the week at sundown on Saturday.  In many of the passages that are mentioned you  read it was dark.  It was at night, Saturday night, not on what we would consider Sunday.  Concerning the collection.  If you look closely at the instructions, no buying or selling would take place on the Sabbath.  So, the collection was taken at the beginning of the week, or even during that week as they would not collect on the Sabbath.  This has been lengthy, I will continue shortly    

I would like to add here some of the research that another friend has done on the mark or sign

Today as I was studying the Hebrew, Yah showed me an awesome, but scary thing! This will be something that I want you to go research for yourselves, in which every one of us should ALWAYS do....
I was curious what the word for "SIGN" was after reading Exodus 31:13 which says that when we keep the Sabbath day we actually have a SIGN between us and the Father. One side note before I get into sharing with you about the sign... Today I noticed within the word Sabbath is the Hebrew word, ABBA, which is the word, Father! ....I just had to chuckle and tell Yah how awesome he was, lol...
Anyway, the word SIGN in this verse is Strongs#H226, which means: Mark, Sign, Token, Miracles, and Ensign. (when I seen, Miracles, I thought of all the times in scripture we can see Yehshuah healing and doing miracles on the Sabbath). 🙂 ...Then I went to the Paleo Hebrew root number 1022 to see the pictograph and meaning of this word, and I quaked on the inside at what I saw!
The Paleo word is "AT," and this is the First and the Last letters of the Hebrew Aleph Bet together. The scripture tells us that, Yah, is the First and the Last!!!... Hold on to your sets, it gets better! The picture for the Aleph is the Ox head, and for the Tav, it's the picture of the CROSS! It is the plow with the sticks, which is the picture of a Cross and it also meant, a Mark! It's the idea of plowing of the field by the driving oxen to a distant mark. The plow point is used to cut a deep furrow in the ground for planting seeds. The "Sign," meant a mark or wonder, (as a sign). So, this word "SIGN" or "AT" in Hebrew also means: Something that moves near something to be with it. In other words, when we move near, Yah, by keeping his appointed Sabbath day, we are showing him that we want to be near him.
After seeing this, Ezekiel 9 came to my mind....
Ezekiel 9:2-3 'And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer's inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the brasen altar. And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer's inkhorn by his side; And YHVH said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a MARK upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.
I was curious to check out the word "MARK" in this verse. It's strongs# H8420, and get this, it is the word, TAV. .... Guys, remember, this word, Tav, is also the last letter of the Hebrew Aleph Bet, THE CROSS!!! It literally means, Desire, Mark, mark (as a sign of exemption from judgment). I TRULY HOPE YOU ARE SEEING THE SERIOUSNESS HERE!!! If you take this word TAV / MARK to the Paleo, it's #1489 you get the picture of the Tav, which is the CROSS, along with the VAV, which is the picture of the NAIL. It states that this word Tav/Mark/Cross is the exact root word related to the word "AT" which means, TO MAKE A MARK!!
And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. - Revelation 22:3-4
The Sign, Mark, First, Last, and the word ABBA is all found wrapped around His Sabbath Day!! Yah wants his people to return to him in worship on His appointed day, where we rest, and where we will see his miracles happen!!! Yehshuah is the Lord of the Sabbath... or in Hebrew, Salvation is YHVH of the Sabbath... Our Abba Father!! The Sabbath really is a delight and now that he has shown this to me today, it just confirms so much more that he has led me to and through!! 
Trust him, and watch him work in a miraculous way for you! I'm hear to testify that if you honor him, he will honor you!!ark or sign