The True Sabbath
Keep the Sabbath Holy, is the fourth commandment. It is one of the four commandments that pertain to Almighty Yahweh. The observance of the Sabbath of Yahweh was proclaimed on Sinai, but originated at the time of creation. It is a token between Yahweh and His beloved people.
The following three Scriptures pertain to the Sabbath:
So Yahweh blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it, because that in it He had rested from all His work, which Yahweh had created and made. Genesis 2:3
Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, “Verily My Sabbaths ye shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.” Exodus 31:13
The Sabbath is of great importance to Yahweh Elohim, it is the expression of a relationship so intimate. Exodus Rabba 25-Midrash, Book of Jubilees 50:6-8
When exactly is the Sabbath?
To identify the Sabbath, we must begin by unscrambling the maze of deception to get to the truth. The deception occurred and persists because it is Satan's job to distort the truth. As the Sabbath observance was a mandate and one of the Ten Commandments, Satan had to try in some way the dilute the power of the Sabbath blessing. This was accomplished by confusing which day of the week is the seventh day. As we seek to uncover the true Sabbath, we must delve into three different premises. We must dissect each of them thoroughly to ascertain the truth.
1. The first premise being that Sunday is the Sabbath:
This concept has absolutely no validation at all. Even on our Gregorian calendars, Sunday is shown as the first day of the week, and if it is the first day, it CANNOT be the seventh day. There is no scriptural support to the concept that Sunday is the Sabbath. That premise has just been passed down through the years, and we have embraced it without rhyme or reason. Sunday is not the Sabbath.
These Scriptures relate to when Christ rose:
After the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
Matthew 28:1 King James Version (KJV)
After the Sabbath, as Sunday morning was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. Matthew 28:1 Good News Translation (GNT)
If Sunday, the first day of the week, is after the Sabbath, Sunday CANNOT be the Sabbath. Where did Sunday worship originate? According to biblical history, it was after the resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Yahshua that Christians began to celebrate Sunday as “The Lord's Day” (meaning when Christ arose); along with celebrating the seventh or Sabbath day.
During 132-135 A.D. in Rome and Alexandria, the Jewish community was oppressed
and singled out. Roman rulers forbid the Sabbath worship and circumcision, therefore Sunday became the official day of worship.
Origin of Sunday Worship by Kenneth A. Strand http://www.biblehistory.com/The%20Origin%20of%20Sunday%20Worship.html
Sunday IS NOT nor has it ever been the Sabbath Day. Sunday is the Lord's Day, meaning the day Christ resurrected. It is a day man decided to honor and rightfully so. It IS the most wonderful day, but it IS NOT the Sabbath “seventh” day commanded by Almighty Yahweh in the Ten Commandments.
2. The second premise being Saturday is the Sabbath:
Now based on biblical information we can prove that “according to what we can see,” the Sabbath is Saturday and the Jewish religion and the Seven Day Adventist got it right.
We know that Christ was crucified on Friday, and we know that the Jewish Passover Sabbath was the following day, which had to be Saturday. And because the Hebrew's Passover was the next day, the priest wanted the bodies taken of the crosses before their high Sabbath.
This Scripture confirms that the priests requested the crucified prisoners’ bodies to be removed before Passover:
The Jewish authorities asked Pilate to allow them to break the legs of the men who had been crucified, and to take the bodies down from the crosses. They requested this because it was Friday, and they did not want the bodies to stay on the crosses on the Sabbath, since the coming Sabbath was especially holy.
John 19:31 (Good News Translation of Holy Bible)
The King James Version of the Holy Bible says it was “Preparation Day,” instead of saying Friday. Preparation day was the day that the lamb for the Passover meal was prepared. As on the Passover, which was a Sabbath, no work or cooking could be done so the cooking had to be done the day before the Sabbath; which was Friday or “Preparation Day.” Hence the Sabbath has to be the day after Friday, and all agree the crucifixion of our Lord and Saviour took place on Friday. So it seems the Sabbath is surely on Saturday, but wait!
There has always been something that bothered me about The Last Supper, which
ushered us into the New Covenant. I was always confused as to why our Lord and Saviour Yahshua Christ held the Last Supper, which was supposed to be the Passover celebration, two days before the Passover (Saturday), on what we now call Holy Thursday. I rationalized that, as Christ knew the end from the beginning, He knew that He would be arrested that same night of the Last Supper and crucified before the actual Passover therefore He celebrated early.
The following three Scriptures confirm that Christ celebrated Passover two days before the people of Jerusalem, as Christ spoke these words to His disciples:
“Ye know that after two days is the feast of the Passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.” Matthew 26:2
And He said,” Go into the city to such a man and say unto him, The Master saith My time is at hand; I will keep the Passover at thy house with My disciples.” Matthew 26:18
And He said unto them, “With desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.” Luke 22:15 KJV
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