What day is the holy Sabbath day, Why do many people worship on Sunday?

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Speaker 1

Shirley is asking, what day is the holy Sabbath really on? According to God’s Ten Commandments, god says, remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy. Why do so many people observe Sunday, a Sabbath day? Shouldn’t we obey God and not follow man’s stay abortion?

Speaker 2

My friend? Shirley, I think you are surely onto something. Oh, my camera decided to go blank. We can see you. Oh, you can see me, okay, great. It’s just my computer is having issues today. All right, well, I’m so grateful to be able to answer your question, Shirley. This is a fantastic question, and I think it’s so relevant today because it’s literally the one commandment that God said, remember? And it seems to be the one everybody wants to forget. And you’re right, it is in the Ten Commandments. When you look at the book of Exodus, chapter 20, verses eight through eleven, here we see the Bible commandment to remember the 7th day, to keep it holy. 6th day shall that labor and do all the work with. The 7th day is a Sabbath unto the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work, because it is the sanctified and holy day that God set aside for his people. And the thing is, the 7th day Sabbath is very important because, and I totally agree with you, we should obey God rather than men. Because the thing is, when it comes to the Sabbath, there’s something very key in the language that God uses in the Fourth Commandment, where he says basically that in it that Lord made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and all that in them is the Sabbath is a reminder of who God is as our Creator.

Speaker 2

And the thing is, we see the Sabbath at creation. We don’t see the Sabbath come into view at the Ten Commandments at Moses time. We see it at the literal creation of beginning of the world. And you see that in Genesis chapter two, verses two and three, where God says, and on the 7th day, God ended his work, the work which he had made, and he blessed the 7th day and hallowed it. And so here we see again, God’s seventhday Sabbath is something that God set aside as a reminder that he is our Creator. And it’s to be on the 7th day to remind us that six days God did his work to create us in the world we live in. And on the 7th day he rested. So, yes, I absolutely agree with you that we should obey God’s word and his truth rather than men. Now, as far as your question as to why do people believe something else or worship on Sunday as opposed to the 7th day Sabbath, which would be Saturday? And the thing is, if you look at any other language other than English or many other languages other than English, the 7th day is already called the Sabbath.

Speaker 2

Like if you look at Spanish the word for Saturday is Sabado, which is literally Sabbath. It’s the same word. And so you would never say it’s not like we have Saturday and Sabbath and they could be a different word. It’s the same word and it’s always the 7th day. And you see that in all sorts of other languages across the world. And it’s very interesting because even the idea of a seven day week literally only comes from the biblical tradition of God being the creator of a seven day week. Where the 7th day was the day he rested and he set aside as a holy day just to spend with Him and to remind his people of who he is in their lives. That he is their Creator. And also that Jesus is their Redeemer. As far as why the 7th day Sabbath was moved to Sunday, or why so many people worship on Sunday, not everybody does. I personally worship on the 7th day Sabbath because I feel that if God’s commandment says to do that, I think we should obey God’s word. But the thing is, I don’t think this came to God as a surprise as to why God knew that this was going to happen.

Speaker 2

And there’s actually a prophecy of the changing of God’s times and laws in the Book of Daniel, chapter seven in verse 25. So basically there would be Daniel. Chapter seven is a chapter that talks about four beasts that symbolize four different nations or world power that would come into place. And the angel that shows the prophet Daniel these visions actually begins to interpret them as to what these would be. The first beast being a lion, it would be Babylon. The second beast would be meat up Asia, which was the bear. The third would be Greece, which was the leopard. But this fourth beast was a very interesting beast. It’s actually not even described as an animal that we could think of today. It’s literally just this beast. And in verse 25, this beast power has a little horn that comes out of it and basically it says all these pompous words, basically blasphemy. And in verse 25 it says something very interesting about this little horn power of the beast. And it says he shall speak pompous words or blasphemous words against the Most High, against God, shall persecute the saints of the Most High, and shall intend to change times and laws.

Speaker 2

And basically the saints shall be given into his hands for time and time and a half. So basically it’s 1260 day or Prophetic day or literal year prophecy. And what you see here is this little horn power basically saying that in and of itself it has the power to change times and laws. And what is the only law of God that has anything to do with time. Of course. It’s the Fourth Commandment, the 7th day Sabbath. And so you see that there was definitely a little horn power. This power that came out of this beast that decided to change God’s law from the 7th day Sabbath to the first day of the week, which will be Sunday. And a sign of this is that it would be able to have control or severe persecution of God’s people for this period of time listed in this verse 725. And so the thing is, if you go back in history and you look at what happened in our church, because if you look at the book of Acts, you see God’s people. Look at Acts, chapter 17, you see God’s people continually, paul often going to church on synagogues on Sabbath.

Speaker 2

He was preaching the Sabbath. The early church kept the Sabbath. Jesus himself kept the Sabbath. It says in the book of Mark that in chapter two that he is the Lord of the Sabbath. And so there’s no way that anybody could ever disagree that the Sabbath was the 7th day. Jesus kept it, his apostles kept it. But why was there this doctrine of changing the Sabbath to Sunday? Well, I believe that, like I said, there is a power out there that decided that they wanted to be like God, that they wanted to have that authority. And you see that happening in the history of the Christian church around the time when the papacy came into power. Because that fourth beast of Daniel. Chapter seven. Would be Rome. And this power that came out of Rome would be a religious power and basically in the process of time. Decided to demonstrate their authority by changing the day of God’s worship to the first day of the week. Now, your other question is, shouldn’t we obey God’s word instead? And I would say yes, absolutely. Jesus actually said something very interesting in the book of Matthew, sorry, I just lost my word or my screen.

Speaker 2

And so basically in the book of Matthew, chapter 15, two and three, jesus is something very interesting to these Pharisees. Basically in chapter two, the Pharisees, they’re scolding Jesus because his disciples don’t wash their hands, which was the tradition of the elders. And so they asked Jesus, why don’t your disciples, why do they transgress the tradition of the elders? And Jesus responds in verse three by saying, why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition? And so Jesus absolutely does not care for traditions of men, he cares about his commandments and us obeying them, because that shows true obedience to God and that’s the person that’s going to save us in the end. So we need to be sure we’re staying true to the Lord and being faithful to his commandments and honestly, just being like Jesus. Because when you think about it, the Sabbath is such a beautiful thing and it’s something that we’re going to be able to not only enjoy in this life, but in the life to come. And you see that in the book of Isaiah, chapter 66, and in verse 23 I’ll go back to 22, it’s talking about the new heavens and the new earth.

Speaker 2

And in verse 23 it says, and it shall come to pass from one new moon to another, from one Sabbath to another, all flesh shall come to worship Me, says the Lord. So we really want to be sure that we are part of God’s kingdom and we want to start worshiping Him now, here on earth, the way he told us to. Because if we’re going to go to heaven one day, that’s how we’re going to worship the Lord in heaven, as one Sabbath to another, because that’s what God instituted when he created our world and us as his people. And again, we want to follow not the tradition of men, which basically when the papacy put this into place, it just became a tradition because it was just what was the law of the land over the years, it just kind of became what was popular and people just got used to it. And I’m sure I’ve questioned, why would we go to church on Sunday if it’s not the 7th day? And many people have had lots of doctrines of, oh well, the Sabbath was changed to Sunday because Jesus rose resurrected on the first day of the week.

Speaker 2

But that doesn’t make any sense because that doesn’t change God’s word. And Jesus says, I am the Lord. I change. Not in Hebrews 13 eight, it talks about Jesus being the same yesterday, today and forever. So why on earth would Jesus change something he wrote down in stone with his finger as his commandments? That’s as unchangeable as any of the other commandments, which is honor your father and mother, don’t kill, don’t take God’s name in vain. Why would we try to change the one commandment that God said, remember? So yes, my friend Shirley, I absolutely agree with you. This is a very important commitment. I would encourage you to continue your walk with the Lord and continue your study the Bible, and you’ll see the Sabbath as such a beautiful and wonderful thing. And I just want to leave you with one thought because it sounds like you’re already on the right track as far as keeping God’s commandments. And maybe you already know this verse, but there is a beautiful verse in Isaiah, chapter 58. And basically it just talks about God’s blessing to you as you keep God’s Sabbath day. In verse 13 it says.

Speaker 2

If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath. From doing your own pleasure on my holy day and call the Sabbath a delight. The holy day of the Lord honorable and shall honor Him. Honoring God. Not doing your own ways. Nor finding your own pleasure. Nor speaking your own words. But verse 14 says. Then you shall delight yourself in the Lord. And I will cause you to ride on the high places of the earth and will feed you the heritage of Jacob. Your Father. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken. And honestly, I can’t tell you how much of a blessing that the Sabbath has been in my walk with God and just in my overall health and my overall joy and well being as a person. God’s holy Sabbath day is such a beautiful thing, and God wants you to be blessed by it. Jesus says the Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath. So obviously Jesus is saying, this is a blessing to you. Sadly, in Jesus’time, the Pharisees were trying to make it a burden, but Jesus was saying, no, the Sabbath was made for man to be your blessing to you, not man for the Sabbath.

Speaker 2

Not that it’s something that we should dread or consider a burden in some way. But rather we just should see it as a beautiful gift from our God. Our Creator. Who loves us so much that he would spend a whole day. Take a whole day out of his creation to say. This day is my day to spend with you because I love you and I made you. And I want you to get to know me. Because like it says in John 17 three, one of my favorite verses, this is life eternal, that we would know Him, the only true God in Jesus Christ, whom he has sent. And the only way you can get to know somebody is to spend quality time with them. So hence why God gave us the 7th day Sabbath, why it’s so important to Him, because it’s how we get to know Him, that we set aside a special time just for Him, the time that he requires, not the time we decide, because we’re not the Creator, he’s the Creator. We honor Him by obeying his request or his command to meet Him on the 7th day every week to acknowledge Him as our God, our Creator, and our Redeemer.

Speaker 2

So I hope that answers your question, Jay, or when do you end your thoughts on that one? Oh, that was so beautiful. I praise the Lord. God is good. I love the Sabbath and I love that question. So thanks you so much, Shirley. I really appreciate that.

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