Sunday, October 3, 2010
“Sabbath Keeping – ‘Shabbat Shalom’ – 101”…Blog.
Today “MANY” are mixing… ‘Law & Grace’… and ‘Wrongly’… calling it Christianity. The same thing happened to the ‘Early Jerusalem Church’, and it is happening again. Because people ‘do not’ understand the Scriptures; they simply believe ‘Anything’ some preacher say. There is only one question for the NT Sabbath Keeper: Does the NT Command… ‘ANYONE’… to Keep the Sabbath = OR = was it part of the Mosaic Covenant… GIVEN ‘ONLY’ TO… The JEWS, God’s chosen People? Please answer this question FIRST… before reading any more.
*** (Ezekiel 20:19-20-21) I am Jehovah your God. = Walk in My statutes, = and keep My judgments, = and do them,
(Ezek 20:20) and keep My Sabbaths holy; = and they shall be a = SIGN = between Me and you, = that you may know that = I am Jehovah your God.
(Ezek 20:21) But the sons = rebelled against Me. = They did not walk in My statutes, = nor kept My judgments = to do them; = the judgments which, if a man do, he shall even live in them; they profaned My Sabbaths and I said I would pour out My fury on them, to fulfill My anger against them in the wilderness.
*** (Exodus 35:2-3) Six days shall work be done, = but = on the seventh day = there shall be to you a holy day, = Sabbath of rest = to Jehovah. = Whoever does work = in it = shall be = "PUT TO DEATH".
(Exodus 35:3) You shall = KINDLE = NO FIRE = throughout your living places upon the Sabbath day.
*** (Acts 1:12) Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount Of Olive Grove, which is a = Sabbath day's journey = from Jerusalem.
Over the centuries... the authorities within the rabbinical circles of Judaism found ways, from examining the miniscule details of the law, to increase the distance that an Israelite may travel on the Sabbath day. In ancient times they determined that one may travel on the Sabbath from within the city boundaries and this distance was fixed at 2,000 cubits. They based this on…
*** (Joshua 3:4-5) Yet keep a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure. Do not come near it, so that you may know the way by which you must go. For you have not passed this way before now.
(Josh 3:5) And Joshua said to the people, Sanctify yourselves, for tomorrow Jehovah will do wonders among you.
Let’s examine “What”… the Scriptures tell us to do… “IF YOU”… are going to KEEP the SABBATH…? You cannot Work. IF you are an Emergencies Services worker… “You cannot go to work…!” You cannot… Cook! You even have to… “Put to Death”… those that do. This means that with… 2-or-3 witnesses… you have to bring ‘Death Penalty’ proceeding… through the Levitical priesthood. Since there are… NO MORE… Levitical Priests, this issue is MUTE!
*** (James 2:10) For whoever = shall keep = the whole Law = and yet offend = in one point, = he [she] = is guilty of all.
*** (Romans 3:19-20) But we know that whatever things the Law says, = it says to those who are under the Law; = so that every mouth may be stopped = and all the world may be under judgment before God, [Are YOU… under Law or Grace?]
(Rom 3:20) because = by the works of the Law = none of all flesh = will be justified in His sight; = for through the Law is the knowledge of sin.
*** (Galatians 3:1) O foolish Galatians, = [NT Sabbath Keepers] = who bewitched you = not to obey the Truth, = to whom before your eyes = Jesus Christ was written among you crucified?
(Gal 3:2) This only I would learn from you: = Did you receive the [Holy] Spirit = by works of the law, = or by hearing of faith? [John 7:37-39-39 & Romans 8:9 & Ephesians 1:13-14]
(Gal 3:3) Are you so foolish? = Having begun in the Spirit, = do you now perfect yourself = in the flesh? [By ‘supposedly’ KEEPING the Sabbath?’
Well do YOU…? Do you ‘Perfect’ yourself… by ‘Supposedly’… Keeping the Sabbath…? Absolutely NOT! So why then… do you say so…? Or perhaps; you are a… “Want–a –be–JEW?” Surely you know that YOU were NOT Born a Jew…? Or even ‘if’ you were… Why then do you “Claim Salvation in Christ”… and then ‘falsely’ say… YOU… Keep the Sabbath…? What did the “Jerusalem Christian Church”… tell to the rest of the “Christian Believers”… “Both Jews & Gentiles”… about Keeping the Sabbath…? Do YOU KNOW… “WHAT”… “THE HOLY SPIRIT” = “Commanded”… in these Scriptures…? Was it Sabbath Keeping…?
*** (Acts 15:22-to-31) Then it pleased the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men from them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; Judas, whose last name was Barsabas; and Silas, chief men among the brothers.
(Acts 15:23) And they wrote these things by their hand: The apostles and elders and brothers send greeting to the brothers, from the nations in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia.
(Acts 15:24) Because we have heard that certain ones who went out from us have troubled you with words, unsettling your souls, saying, Be circumcised and keep the law! (to whom we gave no such command);
(Acts 15:25) it seemed good to us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
(Acts 15:26) men who have given up their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(Acts 15:27) Therefore we have sent Judas and Silas, who will also announce to you the same things by word.
(Acts 15:28) For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay on you no greater burden than these necessary things:
(Acts 15:29) that you abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication; from which, if you keep yourselves, you shall do well. Be prospered.
(Act 15:30) Then indeed they being let go, they came to Antioch. And gathering the multitude, they delivered the letter.
(Acts 15:31) And when they had read it, they rejoiced at the comfort.
“PLEASE”… Provide Scriptures… that “INVALIDATE”… these Commands from the Holy Spirit… about NOT… Keeping the Sabbath…?
You cannot… because the NT Believer, both Jew & Gentile are... Under God’s Grace & Mercy… in Salvation, Justification… and Redemption…!
*** (Romans 11:6) But if by grace, = then it is no more of works; = otherwise grace is no more grace. = But if it is of works, = then it is no more of grace; = otherwise work is no more work.
Thanks, In Christ, Roger / Jeremiah 33:3