Jesus’s death upon the cross, was marked in contrast with the two thieves who died on either side of Him. Similarly, can it be suggested, the Sabbath day, too, was like Christ, stolen because of the significance which is placed on the day before His death and the day following. Let’s give some considerations.
I know of no consideration for the description of Friday as being “Good”, except it comes from the Roman Catholic Church. Certainly, it is not Scriptural, and sadly much emphasis is placed on this day for many nominal Christians. True, while is a sad thought of what He did for us, I’m also glad He was willing to die, for me. It is “good” in this aspect, but hardly a day for celebration. In fact, two groups of supposed God worshipers, the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Muslims favor this day for their general congregation worship, lending more credence for the theft of the Sabbath.
There’s no need to give much publicity regarding Sunday for we know what the Roman Catholic Church in cahoots with the Roman civil authorities have done to this day, which now most of Christendom is now following, having attempted to move Sabbath sacredness to the first day of the week, Sunday. So much emphasis is placed on the fact He rose from the grave thereby establishing our forgiveness; however, when studying the sequence of events regarding the Sanctuary Service, I have learned, and you will, too, that Sunday, my victory was not actually won on that day, but on the day when my name is called “up yonder” just before Probation would have closed. Not all sins were forgiven at the cross! If this were true, there would be no need for a “future” judgment, which there is. Sadly, many people have no clue in thinking judgment is a “future” experience when it is taking place right now! When I read John’s writing, “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” Rev 22:12 (KJV) Here, it is clear, when He comes, His reward is with Him. Doesn’t it make sense then the “Judgment” would have taken place “BEFORE” He comes? In fact, for further proof, read the verse before it. (You have a Bible, look it up!)
When discussing the so-called “passion of Christ” and the “passion week”, there is hardly any mention of the day Christ rested, the Sabbath. He gave it to man at Creation. He certified it with man on Mt. Sinai and He kept it in His life and further certified keeping His Father’s Law for the purpose of salvation of man, and yet man wishes to discard it for foolish traditions which have no relevance to man’s soul salvation. I don’t fault those who cannot see it because they’ve allowed themselves to be “deceived” by satan and continue to live in this delusion because satan is fully aware if he can direct man’s mind from the day God sanctioned congregational worship, of the Creator, then the focus would be on him at the cost of everyone who does it willingly or ignorantly.
Friends, while Christ did keep His last appointment with a thief on the cross and promised salvation to him, do not allow the other thief to become a distraction. The purpose of salvation was not tied in His death nor His resurrection, but the fact He rested to prepare for the greater work of salvation which would take place during the Investigative Judgment, as according to Daniel, “And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.” Dan 8:14 (KJV), and anyone who understands and have the “Spirit of Prophecy” (Rev 12:17) would know this would take place in 1844.
Don’t let satan continue stealing from you.
January 2, 2015