Remember The Sabbath Day And Keep It Holy

30 Jan

January 30, 2015

I began to understand what is the meaning of the commandment about the sabbath day. There certainly is a big Sabbath day controversy and the reason is because people don’t understand what the commandment is, exactly. Fortunately for us simple humans, God makes things very simple and easy to understand. Man is the one who makes things complicated. So if we want to try and have a better understanding about things then we want to simplify things to the most simplest level that we can.

The actual commandment to remember the sabbath day is very simple indeed:

Exodus Chapter 20

8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

That’s it. That’s the commandment. Much has been written about this subject, but it is my contention and belief that God is merely asking man to keep one day a week holy. One day a week, when we rest, we make it our sabbath day. And if you will notice, in verse 8 above, it does not say that any one certain day must be maintained, or that everyone must have the same day. Neither does it say that you can’t do any work on that sabbath day.

Verse 9 tells us that we shall only work 6 days a week:

9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

So, praying that Thy Will be done, on Earth, as it is in Heaven, for men, we should also work 6 days and rest one day, the seventh day, and keep it holy and remember the sabbath day of the Lord.

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:

IN verse 10, the commandment is that no one shall do any work, no one who is “within thy gates”. Outside thy gates is not concerned with your sabbath day, which you keep holy. So your sabbath day could be Thursday, if that is your day off after working 6 days. And it could change if your schedule changes. It is your sabbath day, your seventh day. It doesn’t have to be the same as everyone elses. But the commandment is to remember the sabbath day and keep it holy.

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 L ORD
blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

Therefore, if men work 6 days and take the seventh day off and keep it holy and make it their sabbath day, then they are keeping the commandment in Exodus Chapter 20 verse 8. Also my contention is that if man is trying his hardest to do what he thinks is right, then he is doing the best that he can. Verses 9-11 merely explains how the Lord worked 6 days and he made the 7th day His Sabbath. And so if we are to try to carry out the will of God here on Earth as it is in Heaven then i believe we should do the same thing.

However, if i want the answer from God directly about the sabbath, i look in the New Testament and read Jesus words about the sabbath. And Jesus says that we can certainly do work on the sabbath. As Jesus said, Is it legal to do good on the sabbath, or evil? And considering Jesus teachings about the sabbath, we can see that Jesus is keeping the commandment to “remember the sabbath day and keep it holy”. That commandment does not say what days it must take place, or that people cannot do any work. So what Jesus says, that good works can be done on the sabbath, this overrules what Moses wrote in verse 10 that no work can be done. This is one of the teachings that Jesus upgraded when He came to Earth.

I also believe this is True, because it is in keeping with the teachings of my Mother, my Heavenly Mother who is Earth Mother, the Holy Spirit. I remember back in 2013 when our Heavenly Mother spent so much time with me at the beach. I was very enamored of Her, as of course we all are. It’s like having your favorite teacher you ever had in school, and that teacher taking you by yourself and just spending time only with you. One day i was watching the sunset and talking with God and i wanted to make a promise to God that i would go to the beach, or where ever and watch the sunset every day and think about Her. After thinking about this, i was kind of surprised and a little bit sad when God, Heavenly Mother, rejected my offering to view every sunset. I felt kind of hurt. But then God explained to me that it wasn’t a promise that i would be able to keep easily, or possibly not be able to keep at all. And later i learned how important it is for us to keep our word, if we make a promise. If we give our word and later break it, then we have become liars. And so God was doing me a favor by not accepting my promise to view every sunset. I believe this is the same way God feels about promising to keep the “7th” day. It is a promise that man won’t be able to keep, necessarily. For one thing, the calendar could have been changed. And it isn’t necessarily the 7th day of the calendar week anyway. God doesn’t want us to make promises we can’t keep. God would rather we kept our mouths shut than do that. But God does want us to remember the sabbath day, our 7th day, our day of rest, and to keep it holy. I believe that is all that God is commanding us to do -remember the sabbath day. Keep one day holy every week.

Arguing about which day of the week is sabbath is about the same thing as arguing about the exact spelling of Jesus’ Name. It doesn’t have anything to do with the gospel of Jesus or the message He is sending us. It only confuses the issue and makes it difficult for people to understand the true meaning of what is being said.

God does not make things really complicated and impossible to follow. No, God makes things very simple and easy for us to understand. It’s people who make things complicated and difficult to understand. People can take the simplest, easiest thing to understand and make it so complicated that no one can understand it.

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