As I now sit and contemplate what took place on this great day, in the beginning of man’s history, and what is taking place, right now, I am filled with awe in knowing truth and feel compelled to write this post in hope, and prayer, someone who does not know the truth, who is following error, will take a moment to read, pray and learn what is the truth about what they do, or fail to do.
Who blessed the Sabbath day?
“And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made. 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.” Gen. 2: 2, 3 (KJV)
Did you notice there were no Jews? Did you notice there was no Moses? In fact, did you read about any man or woman? What did you notice? It was “God”. And what did God do? He “blessed” and “sanctified” what? The seventh day of the week. The significance is this: Was there any other day God blessed? No. Another word for “rest” is “Sabbath”. From Old Portuguese sabado, from Latin or Ecclesiastical Latin sabbatum, from Ancient Greek σάββατον (sábbaton, “Sabbath”), from Hebrew שַׁבָּת (shabát, …) which also happens to mean: “Saturday”. In other words, the “Sabbath” equals “Saturday”, which equals “rest”.
But it is not any old kind of rest. It is a “blessed” and “sanctified” rest. Let’s define the word “blessed”. It means: “made holy; consecrated.” Let me ask you this, was there any other day of the week which was “blessed”? How about the word sanctified? It means: “set apart as or declare holy; consecrate, make legitimate or binding by religious sanction, free from sin; purify.” I’m not making this up, folks. This is what is in your dictionary, too. In fact, it is IN your Bible and I don’t care which one you used! Was any other day, of the week, “set apart”? Made “holy”? Made “binding by religious sanction”? Or “free from sin and pure?” Not a one, EXCEPT the Sabbath, which is Saturday, the seventh day of the week.
Now, let’s put it altogether? Who made it? God. Did He make it for the Jews? Not one was there. Did He make it for Adam and Eve? Who else was there, but it was something God did first, and then man did it second the following week, because God had to do it—first, before any man could ever do it because we do it to “follow” Him and we do it because we “love” Him. Those of us who “love” God show it “doing what He has done”! That’s not difficult, is it?
Now, where does the emphasis come with Sunday? Was Sunday ever “blessed”? Was Sunday ever made “holy”? Was Sunday ever “sanctified”? Did God ever keep Sunday? Did He ever rest on Sunday from His work? Is there any verse in the Scriptures which commands us to “rest” on Sunday? Man forgot what God instructed him, so man had to be reminded and with great fanfare God, Himself, came to earth, upon Mt. Sinai and to help man not to ever forget it again, He wrote it AFTER He spoke it in the hearing of the people He had chosen for Himself. It was for everyone, but not everyone was following Him, and out of all the people/nations on the planet, only the Israelites followed God. And notice when He spoke about the Sabbath as opposed to any other “Commandment”, He used this word, “Remember”…
“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.” Exodus 20: 8-11 (KJV)
Did you notice several things like the “seventh day IS the Sabbath of the Lord”? Was it the Sabbath of man? No. Was it the Sabbath of Moses? No. Was it the Sabbath of the Jews? No. Was it the Sabbath of the first covenant or dispensation? No. So, whose Sabbath was it? God. Did you see that first word, “Remember”? I wonder why we, or God, would begin anything with the word, “Remember”? Is it because we are likely to forget and we should not? Let me ask you this question: “Did you remember the Sabbath last week?” Maybe this is why He is “commanding” you this week, those who maybe keep Sunday to let you know you forgot!”
Before I leave, I want to point out one other thing. Notice a new adjective which is describing the Sabbath? God used the word, “hallowed”. Do you know what it means? It is defined as: “honor as holy, or make holy; consecrate, or greatly revered or respected.” So, in other words, God made the Sabbath, which is Sunday “holy”, consecrated, revered and respected. Let me ask you this question: “Do you revere and respect the Sabbath or do you think you can do this on Sunday? Ohhh, on Sunday, you say. Okay, could you please show me what God did, say and commanded regarding Sunday? Wait! You can’t! Why not? Ohhhh, I see. There is NOTHING about Sunday, the first day of the week God commanded us to do anything, is there? And isn’t it interesting some people want to make you think, and I mean some pastors who really should know better, want to make you think that the blank page between Malachi and Matthew something happened and changed everything. A blank page! There seems to be something else “blank” more than just a page!
Hmmm, I guess it is time to really reconsider what it is you do on Sunday then? Don’t you think! Because if God never made it, never said it, then why do you do it?
I’m waiting to hear your answer…but when you do, make sure you show where God did it because that’s who I follow!
April 7, 2017