Thursday, July 1, 2021

WHEN is the SABBATH?

 

Exodus 33:14

King James Version

14 And he said, 

My presence shall go with thee, 

and I will give thee rest.


I've always wondered about the Sabbath.

What day is it, really?

As born again, the HOLY SPIRIT led me to search GOD's TRUTH.

It seems Constantine changed the rest day to Sunday, where before, it was a Saturday.

Surely, many people wonder which one is Biblical.

I do remember the Lord's commandment:

Exodus 20:8-11

King James Version

8 Remember the sabbath day, 

to keep it holy.

9 Six days shalt thou labour, 

and do all thy work:

10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: 

in it thou shalt not do any work

thou, 

nor thy son, 

nor thy daughter, 

thy manservant, 

nor thy maidservant, 

nor thy cattle, 

nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, 

the sea, 

and all that in them is, 

and rested the seventh day: 

wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, 

and hallowed it.


Confirmed by the Book of Genesis:

Genesis 2:2-3

King James Version

2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; 

and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

3 And God blessed the seventh day, 

and sanctified it: 

because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.


Does God need rest?

That's answered by Don Stewart here.

I also learned from Scripture that the LORD JESUS was resurrected the morning after the Sabbath:

Luke 24:1-3

King James Version

24 Now upon the first day of the week, 

very early in the morning, 

they came unto the sepulchre

bringing the spices which they had prepared, 

and certain others with them.

2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.

3 And they entered in, 

and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.


Matthew 28:1-6

King James Version

28 In the end of the sabbath, 

as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, 

came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

2 And, behold, 

there was a great earthquake: 

for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, 

and came and rolled back the stone from the door, 

and sat upon it.

3 His countenance was like lightning, 

and his raiment white as snow:

4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, 

and became as dead men.

5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, 

Fear not ye: 

for I know that ye seek Jesus, 

which was crucified.

6 He is not here: 

for he is risen

as he said. 

Come, 

see the place where the Lord lay.


So now, I FINALLY know these things about the Sabbath:

1. Sabbath is Saturday -- a REST day.

2. Sunday is the FIRST day of the week.


Does the world conform to Scripture?

If it doesn't, you know who made sure it isn't.


Scripture also says Jesus healed on a Sabbath -- to the great shock of the Pharisees -- and that's the subject of the next post.


Related material:

JESUS the HEALER

In What Sense Did God Rest upon the Seventh Day?

Which day is the Sabbath?

Who changed the Sabbath to Sunday?


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