A Special Weekly Sabbath
Happy Sabbath everyone! Am looking forward to a day’s rest this sabbath for it has been a hard week. It’s planting time here in eastern North Carolina and I’ve have had to pull a lot of collard and cabbage plants this week on top of everything else, plus run water because it’s getting a little dry. All day I was thinking “Thank God it’s Friday”!
Funny how a lot of people say TGIF every Friday. Why? They aren’t Jews and don’t keep “the Jewish sabbath” (Saturday). Why do so many in mainstream Christianity say “TGIF” then skip Saturday to keep Sunday? Jesus said that he was “Lord even of the sabbath day”? (Matt. 12:8, Mark 2:28) They even go as far as to say, “Sunday is the Christian sabbath” when Saturday is at the far right of the calendar and the last or seventh day of the week? Strange, I have met a lot of Jews and gentiles that keep the seventh day sabbath. Some have judged me in how I keep it and I am still learning how not to do that. (Col. 2:16-23) Paul was talking about the “how” and not the “when”!
Jesus also said that the sabbath was made for man and not the man for the sabbath. (Mark 2:27) Are all men Jews? The weekly seventh day sabbath (Gen. 2:2-3) that the Lord made for man was changed long ago and has become a doctrine and tradition of men ever since, but the Lord didn’t do it. (Matt. 5:17-18) The Lord made the seventh day by resting from his work, then he blessed (H1288) and sanctified (H6942) it.
H1288 – בּרך – bârak – baw-rak’ – A primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason) KJV Usage: X abundantly, X altogether, X at all, blaspheme, bless, congratulate, curse, X greatly, X indeed, kneel (down), praise, salute, X still, thank.
H6942 – קדשׁ – qâdash – kaw-dash’ – A primitive root; to be (causatively make, pronounce or observe as) clean (ceremonially or morally) KJV Usage: appoint, bid, consecrate, dedicate, defile, hallow, (be, keep) holy (-er, place), keep, prepare, proclaim, purify, sanctify (-ied one, self), X wholly.
Who gave man or a council of men the right to change that? It was even made a commandment (fourth) and written in stone by the very finger of God and which was placed in an ARK OF THE COVENANT. (Deut. 9:8-12) BOTH English words “molten image” in verse 12 is from a single Hebrew word:
H4541 – מסּכה – massêkâh – mas-say-kaw’ – From H5258; properly a pouring over, that is, fusion of metal (especially a cast image); by implication a libation, that is, league; concretely a coverlet (as if poured out) KJV Usage: covering, molten (image), vail.
> H5258 – נסך – nâsak – naw-sak’ – A primitive root; to pour out, especially a libation, or to cast (metal); by analogy to anoint a king. KJV Usage: cover, melt, offer, (cause to) pour (out), set (up).
Somewhere, sometime long ago, a self-anointed authority fused some philosophy to cover up the Lord’s seventh day sabbath with another day of the week. (Col. 2:8, Dan. 7:25, Is. 24:5, Ex. 20:8-11, Zech. 13:9, Rev. 16:8-9) Who are the least or the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven? (Matt. 5:17-20, 15:8-9, John 14:15-20, Rev. 12:17, 14:12, 22:14) [See Missing Links – Chapters IX & XI in main menu.]
This week’s sabbath is special! Why? Because at sunset, Passover 2022 begins. While people go to church on this Sunday to celebrate the pagan Easter pouring chocolate in rabbit molds and casting eggs in dyes which is a fusion or covering of the Lords Passover, I’ll be remembering how my Lord and savior Jesus Christ was betrayed, denied, mocked, beaten and nailed to a cross for the forgiveness of sins. Christ was in the grave three days and three nights for he said so! (Matt. 12:40) Is Friday sunset to just before dawn Sunday three days and three nights? Must be that same philosophy (Col. 2:8) and math (1+1=3) the doctrines and traditions of men use in John 1:1. I guess Sundarians are used to calling Jesus a lair every Sunday and Twice on Easter.
Have a restful sabbath. I sure am!
Matthew 12:40 Christ’s words, For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. The modern church with there friday to sunday is messed up math. Just another tradition of man.
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