Month 7:11, Week 2:3 (Shleshi/Bikkurim), Year:Day 5940:187 AM|
2Exodus 3/40, Yovel - Year 50/50
Gregorian Calendar: Tuesday 11 October 2016
Beware False Sabbath 'Revelation'
A False Claim Made
The other day I was sent a dialogue purporting to be a revelation on the sabbath day:
A Multiplicity of Lies
Human: Which day Father?
The Creator: In six days you shall do all your work, and on the seventh day you shall rest.
Human: Which day is the seventh day?
The Creator: The seventh day is the day that comes after the sixth day. Just like I showed you, after the creation.
Human: Yes, but which day of the week is that?'
The Creator: Whichever day of the week you count as 'your' seventh day. You can work for six days straight (count them), but on the seventh day (count it too), I want you to rest from the worries of this world. Spend some special time with me, with your family and with other believers. Why? Because when I created the heavens and the earth and you, I knew that you would need someone to tell you to take a break and remember the really important stuff. I did not make you to live and to die for the things of this world. I made you out of My Love, and for My Purpose. This world is not your home, it is just a moment in your eternity. I want you to do what you have to do to survive and do My Will in this world, but focus on The Kingdom as your end goal. That is why 'the day of rest was made for man, not man for the day of rest'. To help you remember, once every seven days, that you belong to me, that I love you and that one day you will come home to be with Me.
So, my child, stop worrying about which day of the week it is, and just do it.
There are so many lies here I hardly know where to begin.
Firstly, the days of the week are numbered not after the pagan Gregorian calendar but after the divine luni-solar or Creation Calendar. The seventh day of the Gregorian calendar ('Saturday' - which has actually be changed to 'Sunday' in the European Union...Saturday is now the sixth day of the week) is only sometimes the seventh day of the biblical week.
You Can't Make Up Your Own Sabbath
Secondly, Yahweh nowhere commands us to 'pick and choose' which day of the week we are to regard as the Sabbath. It's the seventh day of the week of the biblical calendar, not man's calendar. Yahweh is not so liberal as fallen man.
A Day of Rest AND a Day of Assembly
Thirdly, the Scripture does not say that 'the day of rest was made for man, nor man for the day of rest' but "the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is Master (Lord) even of the Sabbath" (Mark 2:27-28, NIV). Is there a difference? Yes, because the Sabbath, whilst absolutely a day of rest from regular daily toil is also a day of ASSEMBLY to worship Yahweh with other believers:
The Various Divine Moedim
"There are six days when you may work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; wherever you live, it is a Sabbath to Yahweh" (Lev.23:3, NIV).
How can Messianic Israel assemble to worship together if everyone picks his own private 'sabbath'? How can man assemble for the festivals or divine moedim (appointments), most of which are sabbaths, if everyone has their own private "times and seasons"? How can the Body of Messiah have any collective appointments at all if everyone is observing their own private sabbaths?
The Inconsistency of the Anti- and Liberal Sabbatarians
Ironically, Protestants - both conservative and liberal - spout this same lie and yet what do you find them doing? Assembling on Sunday - why don't we find churches where they assemble on Tuesdays or Thursdays? Well, for one thing, you'd have to get everyone to agree, and nobody seems to want to do this. They prefer the habits of the secular society as it's more 'convenient'. The only ones who pursue this lawless claim that you can choose your own sabbath are so-called 'solo-Christians' or those who separate 'day of rest' from 'day of assembly'.
A Lying Spirit vs. the Heavenly Command
The 'spirit' that wrote these words was not the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) but a slippery, compromising, lying, humanistic spirit. The emet (truth), on the other hand, is plain, simple and uncompromising:
A Perpetual Sabbath Covenant
"Then Yahweh said to Moses, 'Say to the Israelites, 'You must observe My Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am Yahweh, who makes you qadosh (holy, set-apart)" (Ex.31:12-13, NIV).
To make qadosh means commonly to make holy or sanctify, that is, to separate or set-apart from the world and consecrate or set-apart to Yahweh, and that is how we are to view the perpetual covenant of the Sabbath:
The Saviour's End-Time Sabbath Prophecy
"'As the new heavens and the new earth that I make will endure before Me,' declares Yahweh, 'so will your name and descendants endure. From one Rosh Chodesh (New Moon) to another and from one Sabbath to another, all mankind will come and bow down before Me,' says Yahweh" (Isa.66:22-23, NIV).
Think about it. Speaking of our day, the very end of the end-times, Yah'shua (Jesus) said of things which have not be completely fulfilled yet:
A Ridiculous Scene
"So when you see standing in the qadosh (holy, stet-apart) place 'the abomination that causes desolation,' spoken of through the navi (prophet) Daniel - let the reader understand - then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let no one on the roof of his house go down to take anything out of the house. Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak. How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now - and never to be equaled again. If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened" (Matt.24:15-22, NIV).
Was He here saying, 'Look, the Abomination of Desolation has come, and you must flee now, but make sure it's not in winter or on your personal Tuesday or Thursday Sabbath?' Does anybody seriously believe Yah'shua (Jesus) was prophetically looking down the corridors of time to our day and warning folks with private sabbaths that a time was coming when they would have to flee but to just make sure was not not on their personal Sabbath?? What if the day you need to flee is on a Tuesday? Will the Tuesday-sabbathers be doomed but the Thursday sabbathers be OK?
The Fulfilment of the Prophecy
Using the biblical key of cyclical prophecy, we can see that this prophecy had a partial fulfilment retroactively in 165 BC when Antiochus invaded Jerusalem and planted a shrine to Zeus on the Temple altar and sacrificed pigs on it. It was also partially fulfilled in AD 70 when Titus invaded Jerusalem and destroyed the Temple but Paul clearly understood this primarily to be a future event (2 Thes.2:3-4) as did John (Rev.13:14-15) when the Anti-Messiah (Antichrist) sets up an image during the Great Tribulation and demands that everyone worship it. However one interprets that - and there isn't time to do this in this short essay - the facts remain:
Do Not Tamper With Yahweh's Word
- 1. The Seventh-Day Creation Sabbath is valid in the New Covenant as well as the Old, even to the Second Coming and beyond (it is not Sunday - the pagan Day of the Sun - or Saturday/Satyrday - the pagan Day of Saturn); and
- 2. This Sabbath Day of Rest and of Divine Assembly is a fixed day and not one that may be fixed by the whim of man.
If people go around following the advice of such 'revelations' as the one we started this essay with, people are going to find themselves in HUGE TROUBLE not only during times of tribulation but also at the Final Judgment. You cannot tinker with Yahweh's Davar (Word) and expect to get away with it, however 'nice' it may feel to you. Feelings are not emet (truth). If you believe in this liberal lie, you need to repent quickly in case disaster should overtake you one day.
Find Out the Truth
Find our about the true Sabbath and the true biblical calendar and what Yahweh expects of the Remnant. And if you rebel and reject these biblical truths, then my heart pities you for the tribulation you will go through for deliberately putting yourself outside Yahweh's protection once you have learned the emet (truth).
It was Yah'shua's (Jesus) custom or habit to attend the synagogue on the fixed Sabbath (Lk.4:16) and we are under a mitzvah (commandment) to imitate Him (1 Cor.11:1), "walk[ing] as He walked" (1 Jn.2:6). It is a serious sin to change the mitzvot (commandments) of our Heavenly Father once you have been shown the emet (truth), so, please, study these matters carefully, and then walk in this error no longer. Guard the mitzvot (commandments) as a true child of Elohim (God)!