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Sabbath Keeping What Abouts

Sabbath What Abouts

One of the unique gifts given to me by Jesus is to bring into discussion subjects no one else will touch, And if they attempt to touch them, they resort to Jewish and Catholic doctrines and traditions, They are good at using these profane sources against the Truth, But they are not good at a real revelation of God or his Word.
I have been attacked recently over law-keeping and specifically sabbath day keepers and those who refuse to eat pork and other Old Testament unclean meats. I am called all sorts of names because of my stand on Romans 7:4. Of course I have other scriptures concerning Gentile law-keeping such as Acts 15:19-29.

But what about the sabbath?

Here are some statements I want you to think about. They come from the sabbath keeper mindset:

1) Jesus cannot changed the sabbath because Jehovah gave it and he is not Jehovah God but the second person in the trinity;

2) Jesus cannot change the sabbath because it is in the Ten Commandments and he cannot change the Ten Commandments;

3) The Ten Commandments are still the law of God and since Jesus kept the sabbath that’s good enough for me;

4) Only God is Lord over the sabbath, Jesus is not Lord over the sabbath;

5) Once Jehovah created the sabbath he cannot change it;

6) The sabbath is greater than Jesus;

7) God himself must honor the sabbath;

8) Christians are bound to keep the sabbath.

9) The Old Testament is not abolished and takes authority over the New Testament.

10) The New Testament is an extension of the Old Testament, they are one Covenant. Therefore the sabbath is binding on everyone.

Bishop Reckart Comments:

1) Jesus cannot changed the sabbath because Jehovah gave it and he is not Jehovah God but the second person in the trinity;

There are several things false about this statement.
First, the name of God is not Jehovah. Jehovah name was invented by Catholic monk Raymundus Martini around 1260-1280AD. So before the creation of the seven days there was no God named Jehovah.

Second, there are not two or three Gods with one God giving the sabbath and another God who keeps it when he visits the earth.

Third, Jesus is the creator God according to John 1:10.
It is s divine fact then that Jesus is the Creator who created all things in the seven days of creation. And it is Jesus who rested on the seventh day after he created everything.

There is no evidence that this seventh day was called the sabbath. There is no evidence the angels observed a sabbath in heaven. All we know is God rested on the seventh day. No record of angels forced to join in. No record it was established by a law that after consecutive six epochs of time there would be a holy seventh day.

In fact, the word sabbath does not appear in the bible until Exodus 16:23.
The laws concerning things performed on the sabbath was not given until Exodus 16:26 when Moses told the Israelites about the collection of the manna.

At this point there is no law given about working or other conducts permitted or not permitted on the sabbath, The commandment to remember the sabbath day and to keep it holy points to the last day of the manna collection week. The sabbath ends the week of six days of gathering manna.

The additional laws of the sabbath are given in Exodus 20:10-16. Verse 15 institutes the death penalty for anyone who breaks the sabbath. The sabbath is not only a day to be observed, it is a day every sabbath breaker is to die.

Additional laws of the sabbath are given in Exodus 31:15 and Exodus 35:2-3. Violators are to be killed.

A law without a penalty is no law.

Jesus gave all these provisions concerning the sabbath day. As the Creator, he is its Lord. He is the King and Lord over the sabbath day and the laws he gave concerning it. As Lord of the sabbath he can do whatever he wants including abolishing it if he wants. Which is what he did when he walked the earth. He could break the sabbath law as God and as its Creator. He would not be a sinner if he chose to be Lord God on that day an do what he wanted. So on the sabbath he healed people, told a man to take up his bed and walk, went through the corn fields and with his disciples plucked corn. He showed the Jews he was Lord by not allowing a day to rule over him. He was the ruler of the day instead.

2) Jesus cannot change the sabbath because it is in the Ten Commandments and he cannot change the Ten Commandments;

Obviously this law keeper does not have the revelation of Jesus Christ. Jesus can do whatever he wants. He gave them and he can take them away. He gave them and he can change them.

The Ten Commandments were given to the Israelites and not to any Gentile.
The Ten Commandments were nailed to the Cross and taken out of the way (Colossians 2:14). Anyone who thinks they can pull the nails out of the hands of Jesus and scream at him they will keep the law anyway: has the spirit of his Pharisee murderers.

3) The Ten Commandments are still the law of God and since Jesus kept the sabbath that’s good enough for me;

No, the Ten Commandments are not still the law. Go read Colossians 2:14 carefully. If that is not enough go read 2Corinthians 3:13. Moses had something in his hands when he had the veil upon his face. And it was what was in his hands the Jews could not look to the end of them which Paul said was abolished. Moses had nothing in his hands that day but the Ten Commandments. So we know what Jesus abolished on the Cross.

Did Jesus keep the sabbath? No, he broke it. Just because he went into the synagogues and taught on the Sabbath does not mean he was a sabbath keeper. Actually it shows he broke it by telling a man to take up his bed and walk. Jesus showed he was the Lord of the sabbath by telling them several things: what David did; circumcision on the sabbath; the priest offering sacrifices on the sabbath; rescue of animals; and so forth. It shows all of us that Jesus not only revised the Ten Commandment sabbath law, he removed the death penalty when he died upon the Cross for all death penalty sins including the one for breaking the sabbath. Since the death penalty was removed, the law of the sabbath became null and void.

4) Only God is Lord over the sabbath, Jesus is not Lord over the sabbath;

This is so sad. It its a total lie on many different levels. Jesus said he was Lord of the sabbath in Matthew 12:8. Lord here implies ruler. One who has authority over people, laws, and jurisdictions.

5) Once Jehovah created the sabbath he cannot change it;

This is about as dumb as it gets. To say God cannot change any of the laws he made puts all the death penalty sins back on the table. it means no one who has committed a death penalty sin can be saved. And, churches, groups, cults, that claim this perpetual everlasting law of the sabbath must die. Because none of them can say they kept the sabbath from their youth. Breaking the sabbath at any age requires the death penalty, If law-keepers believed this lie, they would either allow themselves to be killed or do God the honor and kill themselves.

6) The sabbath is greater than Jesus;

So dumb, I do not want to comment.

7) God himself must honor the sabbath;

Again so dumb I do not want to comment.

8) Christians are bound to keep the sabbath.

Lie. Read Exodus 31:17 where God says he gave the law to the Israelites. He did not give them to any Gentile. For Gentiles to think they are now the ones to whom the law was given shows a lack of intelligence and honesty.

9) The Old Testament is not abolished and takes authority over the New Testament.
Let me say here, that Jesus did not teach this at the Last Supper. In this Passover celebration he provided the Cup of the New Testament. This Cup did not contain any reference to Law Keeping. Never in the history of the Church was the Lord’s Supper ever taught to be the time to reaffirm the Old Testament or the Ten Commandments, In fact the opposite is true. This Cup represents the grace and love of God to sinners. This is why he said it represented his blood which was shed for the remission of the sins of many. This Cup is not one of condemnation and death. It is the cup of grace and life.

10) The New Testament is an extension of the Old Testament, they are one Covenant. Therefore the sabbath is binding on everyone.

This is false. Jeremias 31:31 tells us of the New Covenant that would NOT BE LIKE the covenant given to Moses.

I will just say in closing this off, that sabbath keeping is not a New Testament requirement of Gentiles or Jews,

Jesus did change the law of the sabbath.

Today, it is not sunday as many claim.

The sabbath is not a day, it is a person.

That sabbath person is the Lord Jesus Christ.

Bishop Reckart
A true sabbath keeper, keeping Jesus in my life every day…..

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December 24, 2016 - Posted by | Apostolic Messianic

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