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Permalink 07:53:32 pm, Categories: GraceHead teaching, By Trent
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"What reasons do we have to still keep the sabbath on a certain day?"

QUESTION by Charli:

Since we have our rest in Jesus, and what was once physical is now spiritual, why would the sabbath be a day?
If Jesus is truly our rest (which of course He is) and things that once were physical are now spiritual (the temple, inward holiness rather than outward....) then what reasons do we have to still keep the sabbath on a certain day? This is a genuine question, and I thank all for their responses.

Answer by Trent (inspired)

What does love look like?

A good indication that two people are in love is when they give one another gifts and wrap them in pretty paper with a touching note attached. Next time your beloved gives such a gift it is wise to open it and not just toss it aside, but take a moment to carefully examine what is given ... if it is clothes, then it is nice to try it on. If it is a necklace then ask your beloved to help you with the clasp (if required) so that you can wear it. It is nice to ask why they picked out the pendant and what it might mean, or otherwise engage in conversation about it.

In contrast, what would you think about a person who is loved and given such a gift, but instead refuses to open it? What if they open it and treat it with disregard or even worse ... with disdain / anger as if the devil wrapped it as a trap and placed it at your doorstep as a cruel trick? Would that reaction to the gift indicate mutual love or hatefulness?

And so I speak to you as someone who was so hateful to leave the gift wrapped and treat it like my beloved was tricking me for many years. I only speak to you about what I have done. Now, even upon occasion a friend would come along and say they opened the gift and love it, but I struck at them with my mouth and with my thoughts birthed in darkness and ignorance. I suppose there is something in human nature that fears what they do not know about ... and it is perhaps for this reason that the Lord made it clear ... its not a trap ... it is a gift!

Mr 2:27
And He said unto them, "The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath."

I will tell you something that very few will understand, but I will say it anyway. These things (sabbaths and holy days / feasts) that I once treated with disdain, I now treasure as wonderful gifts from my Lord and Savior. I don't ever want to try to get by without them, but I didn't know that until I finally decided to experiment one day ... and give the gift a try. I opened the gift! And AFTERWARD God opened my eyes!

I don't know if your experience will be different than mine, but for me ... I didn't "get it" until I DID it. It was still a mystery ... I still was not sure it really was a gift.

Fastforward 1 year or so since my first Sabbath experience: God and I are giving each other presents constantly ... He always gives me more than I can give back ... and He always has a gift waiting for me every week. That is the way I see each Sabbath, now. I never would have guessed I would end up like this ... like a quivering lover delighted and opening one gift after another ... with glee each time. Thus, this has inspired me to make my whole life a gift to Him ... I just want to ... what else could someone do with so little to give, but just to honor Him in all my ways the best I know how ... and in the meantime do my best to open each new gift He gives me ... as a lover would open a gift ... no hate fullness found anymore.

You may not "get it" until you DO it. That's the best thing I can tell you.


Comment from: Timothy [Member] ·

Yet I would note that it is also a COMMANDMENT; and no where in the Bible did God or Jesus do away with even one Commandment of the Moral Law...not to mention the Sabbath is the only one God commanded we REMEMBER, and it is in the top 4.

The New King James Version
Mt 5:18
For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.

The Complete Jewish Bible
Mt 5:18
Yes indeed! I tell you that until heaven and earth pass away, not so much as a yud or a stroke will pass from the Torah -- not until everything that must happen has happened.

Commandment 4:

Ex 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.

Mt 5:19 -
Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Permalink 03/27/09 @ 17:20
Comment from: Timothy [Member] ·
Hebrews 4 - (this does away with the man's doctrine among the sunday churches, which was attempt to justify their breaking of the 4th Commandment)

1 Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. 2 For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it. 3 For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said: "So I swore in My wrath, 'They shall not enter My rest,' " although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4 For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: "And God rested on the seventh day from all His works"; 5 and again in this place: "They shall not enter My rest." 6 Since therefore it remains that some must enter it, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter because of disobedience, 7 again He designates a certain day, saying in David, "Today," after such a long time, as it has been said: "Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts." 8 For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day. 9 There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. 10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.

*The rest Hebrews is speaking of here is the 7th Day/1000 yr Kingdom, of which, we look forward to or 'remember in advance' by keeping & remembering the Sabbath each week; and in honoring God's Commandment to remember the 7th Day when He rested also making it Holy or "set apart", even as we should do the same on every 7th day of the week, as commanded.

Therefore, how can it be fulfilled if we have not yet entered it?

Indeed, Jesus gives us rest from our burdens and sin, yet He never said He WAS the Sabbath, rather He said He was the Lord of the Sabbath... big difference. Not to mention He and the apostles were our examples to follow - they ALL kept the Sabbath! So then how do we get off saying we don't need to, yet every apostle including Jesus Himself kept the 7th day Sabbath?
Permalink 03/27/09 @ 17:42
Comment from: Timothy [Member] ·
**OVERWHELMING Evidence for Saturday being the TRUE Sabbath and that we should indeed obey the 4th Commandment:

click here ---> 7th Day is the Sabbath(Saturday) - 25+ Bible Verses, Confessions From Clergyman and more!

The Bible study link above contains Biblical and Historical Evidence including:

-25+ Bible Verses
-Old Testament Evidence: God Commanded His People To Keep the Sabbath
-New Testament Evidence: Jesus Christ Honored the Sabbath, even in death
-The word for Saturday in other languages is a variation of Sabbath
-The Calendar Has Remained Unchanged
-Why and When the Sabbath Was Moved to Sunday, the First Day of the Week
-Confessions From Clergyman
-Letter from God regarding the Sabbath and the Moral Law
Permalink 03/27/09 @ 22:54
Comment from: [Member]
Thank you Trent for this answer. What your answer gave me was a peace and an ability to tell others who were badgering me about me being under law now, that no, it was a gift of love between my God and me. I knew all the other answers, but this was what I needed to hear.

God had told me about keeping the Sabbath a long time ago, but then I married and the man I married told me I wasn't to think of it or talk of it again. I did still think about it and "remember" it in my heart. But after God brought me out of this marriage (for Biblical reasons), I am now coming back to this command that God showed me long ago.

Thank you again for your inspired answer.

Permalink 04/01/09 @ 03:12
Comment from: Trent [Member] ·
Praise the Lord, sister!
I didn't have the intention of writing that, nor did I know what I was going to say when I sat down. But the Spirit comes alongside me from time to time and puts the words together to make sense of something and help me write. He gets the glory.

I am glad it touched you the way that it did. As I read it back, I could not understand how it was a very good answer to your question, but I trusted that it would fit, somehow ... and it did!
Praise Him for His goodness and grace!

Ripening for the harvest,
Permalink 04/01/09 @ 11:05

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