What are the scriptures dealing with the first day of the week?

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Speaker 4

Thomas is asking, what are the scriptures dealing with the first day of the week? We’ve talked about quite a few of these already.

Speaker 1

In the new King James Version, there’s actually 48 verses that just, just use the word first week or first day.

Speaker 3

Sorry.

Speaker 1

So no way can we cover all of those. But I think we each picked one of our favorite ones. Oh, yeah, I think I’m going first on this one. And my favorite one is one that we actually just talked about, which is Genesis one five. And it says, and God called the light day and the darkness called light. So the evening and the morning were the first day. And this is amazing. We normally think of the first day, God only created light. But as Wade mentioned earlier, God was also dealing in terms of time. God was establishing an order again in time. But it makes everything what it is and how do we Mark it out? So just as we have evening and morning makes a day, God establishes that seven days make a week, and that’s just a fact. And the 7th day is the Sabbath. It all goes hand in hand. And again, when does the Sabbath start? Here? It’s saying evening and morning on the first day. It doesn’t start at midnight. God says it starts at evening. That’s when the day starts.

Speaker 2

And to go along with what you’re saying, too. You also see that in the New Testament. And this is my favorite verse regarding the Sabbath. As far as one of them, as far as just the differentiation of the first day in the Sabbath, if you go to Matthew 28, verse one, it says something very interesting. And it reads, now, after the Sabbath. So after the Sabbath, after the 7th day, as the first day of the week began to Dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. So this is when Jesus was crucified he’s in the tomb, and Jesus actually in his death rested on the Sabbath. Jesus rested at creation and he rested after his work of redemption on the Sabbath day, which is very interesting. And so you see, as the Sabbath was fading away and then the first day was dawning, that’s just kind of that distinction because sometimes I’ve heard people say, well, the first day is the Sabbath now. And I’m like, no, even after Jesus died on the cross, it says that the Sabbath was passing and the first day was dawning. So it’s very distinct.

Speaker 3

Thank you so much, Tina. And notice, listeners and viewers, that when Tina mentioned the word Sabbath, she mentioned it in a singular term, Sabbath instead of Sabbath. And so that’s something to recognize that throughout the Bible, oftentimes when it’s speaking about the 7th day Sabbath, it’s in a singular term, singular vocabulary term. So it stands alone as compared to the other days by which the Israelites would worship God. So thank you, Tina, for mentioning that something else that came to mind was there was a strong connection, especially in the Gospel of the first day of the week when Christ resurrected and the first day in Genesis. So you kind of did mention, Tina, in Matthew that it said that now after the Sabbath on the first day when it began to dawn. So keep that in mind, listeners. So as we keep that in mind, let’s turn to Mark, chapter 16, verse nine. Mark, chapter 16, verse nine. Now, when he rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven demons. Thank you for posting the Bible verse there. So again, we see that Christ rose on the first day.

Speaker 3

That’s in Mark and in Matthew, we see that it dawned on the first day. Now, it’s quite interesting that Christ rose on the first day. And in previous chapters and previous books, that Christ associated himself as the light. He is the light of man, B as a light on the city on top of a Hill. Right. B as a candle. And so I see that Christ is actually referring all the way back in creation on the very first day that he decided to resurrect on the first day of the week, as he created light on the first day of the week, symbolizing that he is bringing a new light into the world, that the grand plan of saving man was dawning on a new week of Salvation, a new week of work by which heaven was involved in saving man. So I kind of see it in that symbolic sense that both Christ resurrected on the first day, just as he created light on the first day. And just as in the resurrection on the first day, Christ light was so bright that the guards around his tomb fell as dead men, that on the first day of creation, light burst fourth on a very dark place, and that was Earth before life.

Speaker 3

So I think there’s a connection between the New Testament and the Old Testament.

Speaker 4

Amen.

Speaker 1

Amen.

Speaker 4

And we left your comments here from our audience.

Speaker 1

First, Judy, Judy is saying hello, and thank you so much for joining us. Judy, it’s great to see you. And thank you, Debbie. And then Lengthen has an interesting question. That a certain tree matter. Yes. That a certain offering matter to God with Cain and Abel. Yes. So I think he’s pointing to our first question, does God care about what day do we worship or does he allow. So did certain measure matter for the Ark in the sanctuary? Yes. Certain measures measurements, yes. And everything God requires is for our good to bring us closer to him. So, yeah, God, in a sense, can be exacting. He wants us to live up to a high standard for our own good. Exactly as Landon said.

Speaker 4

And we also have a question here from Delish. There’s a couple of parts to this question. So how is this full moon Sabbath a shadow? How does it relate or point to Jesus first coming? How do we explain it to others?

Speaker 1

I say, is it even a shadow? Because I would say that would have existed back in Genesis, right? I mean, even at the beginning of Venom and Eve had never seen it would have been a thing.

Speaker 2

Yeah, I think. Sorry, go ahead.

Speaker 1

Or is there a specific mosaic festival that was unique for the new moons or full moons?

Speaker 2

So when you look in the book of Leviticus, there’s a lot of mentioning of these Sabbaths. Like, there was Sabbath for your grain. Like there were Sabbaths where like every 7th year you’re supposed to let your field just not have any crops. It was supposed to be a Sabbath. A Sabbath just means rest, that’s all Sabbath means. And so these rest periods are just a day off, however you want to put it. We’re pointing to the Messiah, and there’s a feast of trumpets. That was a Sabbath, and that was like over several days. Same thing, feast of Boost, that was pointing to a time when Israel was to basically prepare for a special day. And so the feast of trumpets was pointing right before, I believe, Yom Kippur, which is the most Holy day of the year in the Jewish calendar. So all these things pointed to things in Christ Ministry, like they pointed to this is the time to get prepared at the appointed time. You need to make your heart rate with God. All these Sabbaths were just something that pointed to Jesus in his first coming. Like if you look in the sanctuary, a lamb was sacrificed.

Speaker 2

That lamb obviously couldn’t really take away your sins, but it pointed to the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, who would take away the sin of the world. So same thing with these Sabbath. They just were a time to focus on an aspect of Christ Ministry, whether it’s here when he first came or the feast of trumpets was to prepare for the last day of the Jewish year, which is Yom Kippur, which basically would be symbolic of the coming of Christ. So we need to basically understand that holiday or those Sabbaths so that we can understand, hey, there’s a preparation time, there’s a preparation you need to do in order to be ready for when Christ comes. So all those things, we don’t keep those days, we don’t keep those Sabbath days anymore. Those are done away with, but we can read about them. They’re still in the Bible to learn a lesson about.

Speaker 1

But when it comes to the new moon ones, it wasn’t really symbolic of anything, was it? Because like Isaiah 66 23, it’s interesting. It says, maybe we could put it up. It says, from one new moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, all flesh shall come to worship me, says the Lord. So here it’s interesting if you read this, it’s actually in the context of the time after this Earth after God makes the new Earth and it’s saying we’re going to have the new moon festivals and we’re going to have the Savage and these are going to be times when we come together when we congregate. So it’s not a type of shadow right of something that’s going to be done away with. This is just the fact that it’s always going to be there Well.

Speaker 2

I think the new moons that’s just a way to calculate time like it says in Genesis that the moon and the stars those are for seasons and times so that you understand the time of year it is and stuff. That’s just my opinion. I think when it’s talking about the new moons in the new heaven and Earth it’s just God keeps his weekly cycle he keeps the moon cycle just so that we in a sense can keep track of like, oh, this is the time of year because who knows what heaven will be like? I know time will never end but I feel like they’ll still be maybe special days or special I don’t know something they’ll be.

Speaker 1

Yeah, I think it’s reasonable to say Isaac 6.3 is saying that these are both a seven day Sabbath and then the monthly cycle will be special Sabbath days like holidays. Holidays.

Speaker 2

Yeah, maybe.

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