Exodus 20:8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work,
10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no 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.
11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore, the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
The 4th of the 10 Commandments is with regard to keeping the Sabbath, That our Elohim made Holy and set apart, as an appointed time, a time when He would come together with His people.
Y’shua had said, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’
38This is the first and great commandment.
39And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
40On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-40)
What he is telling us, is that the Commandments are in two parts. The first four are about loving YHVH God with all of our heart. And the 2nd part, the remaining 6 commandments are about loving our neighbor as ourselves.
Most of us have transgressed these ten Commandments at one time or another. Told a lie, cheated, stolen or mis-appropriated something, broken our word, or looked with lust. But as we grew in the Spirit we began to repent of these things and they have been forgiven.
So, we have changed in the process, and this is the way it should be. We must repent when we have sinned. And the basic function of the Commandments is to make us aware of our sin.
4Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.
5And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin.
6Whoever abides in Him does not sin. (1st John 3:5-6)
There was a time when we were ignorant of these things and we sinned with reckless abandon, but as we became aware of YHVH God’s instructions, most of us have changed, and have become more obedient. And it’s only right that we demonstrate our Love for both the Father and the Son in this way.
And did not Y’shua tell us so, when he said, “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” (John 14:21)
So, we keep YHVH’s Law / Commandments, because we love Him, not because He forces us to, but because he has set us aside, and made us Holy unto Him. And having entered into this relationship we desire to please our Savior and King.
But one thing Many of us have yet to look at, is the 4th Commandment. And why is that? Why is it, that we are willing to come to terms with 9 out of 10 holy commandments. Do we think YHVH God was mistaken about which day He selected as a day of rest? Why is it that we would follow the edicts of the Roman Catholic Church and ignore God’s Word?
Is it that we think that the Roman Catholic Church is more Holy Than YHVH God? For there would be no Sunday Sabbath except that they forced the change in or around 321AD, and killed a lot of Christians in the process.
Interestingly this was a time when the Church in Rome was bringing Pagans into the Church, and they did this by adopting Pagan rites and applying Christ’s name to them. And Sunday was the Pagan Sabbath, for they worshipped the Sun God, Mithra, as all Pagan do. So, changing the Sabbath was so that they could bring more Idol worshipers into the Church.
In other words, they made a deal with the devil, to replace what is Holy to YHVH with what is of Satan. And when Martin Luther departed the Catholic Church, He poisoned the well for Protestants, by bringing the Sunday Sabbath with him.
This is at the core of the deception and the lies of the Anti-Christ, for Satan lives to draw us away from worshipping God, and obeying His instructions.
7For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only £He who now restrains will do so until £He is taken out of the way.
8And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.
9The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders,
10and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,
12that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (2nd Thessalonians 2:7-12)
From the garden of Eden, right up to the time of judgment, we are more likely to obey the Anti-Christ, (The Lawless one) than to obey Christ and the strongest indicator of who our God is, is who dictates our doctrine. And that’s the only basis for a Sunday Sabbath, is man’s doctrine, not God’s.
Could it be that we’ve been deceived by Satan? I believe yes, based on the scriptures.
For YHVH Has said, For I give you good doctrine: Do not forsake my law. (Proverbs 4:2)
“Return to Me,” says the Lord of hosts, “and I will return to you,” (Zechariah 1:3)
Now is the time, if we are ever going to come back to YHVH God the Father. Turn around now!
Shalom my friends,