Good day to you, wonderful reader in search of hidden biblical truths! I am proud to enlighten you about the wonderful Sabbath day. A day that most modern societies ignore and take for granted. Little do most people know that the biblical Sabbath is still relevant to modern Christians. For clarity I would like to explain why Christians ought to keep the Biblical Sabbath through scriptural context.
Before reading any further, know that everyone has free will, to live their life however they please. However, the path chosen has a designated end. One path leads to everlasting life and the other leads to everlasting hell fire. Therefore choose wisely because every decision made is counted against us or for us. The results of our choices will be evident at the end of days.
The Importance of The Sabbath.
As I was saying according to scripture, specifically the king James version of the Biblical text. The Sabbath day is very important in more than just one way. Its so important that I will have to write about it in separate post. Forgive me if I over use the topic of “Keeping The Sabbath day Holy”.
First lets take a look at this. Isaiah 56: 1-6
Thus saith the Lord, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.
2 Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.
3 Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the Lord, speak, saying, The Lord hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.
4 For thus saith the Lord unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;
5 Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.
6 Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the Lord, to serve him, and to love the name of the Lord, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;
Bible Verse Interpretation.
Isaiah left us a written testimony of The Most High God speaking through him about his love and covenant. As we can see here, there is great focus on 3 concepts; keep his judgement, keep his Sabbath’s and keep his covenant. By keeping all three of these things in mind, body and spirit he promises and everlasting name in his house.
Among the top three requirements to receive an everlasting place and name with the heavenly father is to keep his Sabbaths and to not pollute them. This command was given to both the stranger, and the Isrealite. All mankind is to observe this command if choosing The Most Highs way of life. Anyone saying otherwise is false according to scripture.
God Loves The Sabbath Day.
The act of ignoring or disrespecting his Sabbaths has happened before in the Exodus Testimony. Ezekiel 20:19-21 Recounts this trespass.
19 I am the Lord your God; walk in my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them;
20 And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the Lord your God.
21 Notwithstanding the children rebelled against me: they walked not in my statutes, neither kept my judgments to do them, which if a man do, he shall even live in them; they polluted my sabbaths: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger against them in the wilderness.
As you can see here The Most High God is speaking through the prophet Ezekiel to the elders of the congregation on behalf of their inquiry. His response was not soothing to the ears. They received a voice of hurt and anger. Keeping the Sabbaths holy among the other three requirements meant everything to The Most High God as if he was sharing a well kept secret or a prized possession to a loved one. Eventually The most High God Did accomplish his anger against Israel’s trespass for polluting his Sabbaths.
Punished For Not Keeping The Sabbath.
4 He hath bent his bow like an enemy: he stood with his right hand as an adversary, and slew all that were pleasant to the eye in the tabernacle of the daughter of Zion: he poured out his fury like fire.
5 The Lord was as an enemy: he hath swallowed up Israel, he hath swallowed up all her palaces: he hath destroyed his strong holds, and hath increased in the daughter of Judah mourning and lamentation.
6 And he hath violently taken away his tabernacle, as if it were of a garden: he hath destroyed his places of the assembly: the Lord hath caused the solemn feasts and sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion, and hath despised in the indignation of his anger the king and the priest.
As we see here written and honestly documented in the book of Lamentations the ruthless anger of The Most High God towards his own chosen people. He has no respect of persons when it comes to polluting his Sabbaths and breaking the other two requirements to become everlasting.
The Most High God was kind enough to give Israel his rest day and yet they hated it and went their own way to do whatever else but respect him. This is the judgement that will eventually befall everyone else professing “Godliness” who chooses not to keep the Sabbaths. Now why do some people/modern Christians still believe that keeping the Sabbath is not relevant anymore. Well there are a few rumors that have been going around for centuries about it.
- Some believe that the Sabbath was changed to Sunday.
- That Christ also polluted the Sabbath.
- That Christ completely abolished the Law of Moses.
All of these wrongful assumptions are coming out of the misinterpretation of the New testament scriptures. In fact none of these popular reasons for abolishing the Sabbath is not accurate. These very same scripture does more giving credit to keeping the Sabbath than abolishing it.
Before I embark on explaining the controversies of these three reasons, I will need to explain how the Sabbath is to be kept holy. It is scattered throughout the Old Testament and hinted on through out the New Testament. I will be putting the puzzle pieces together for more clarity.