The Sabbath and Jesus, part 1

This is a two part blog. The first is about Jesus in relation to the Sabbath. The second is about “end times” and relation to the Sabbath.

I guess my first question would be to ALL Christians- Who would you most like to be like? If you answered Jesus- Bingo! You answered correctly. The first thing we need to know was that Jesus was brought up in a very religious family. His family taught Him all the ways in relation to loving God and his fellow man. He was a carpenter full time in His later years and did excellent work. Bible says He grew in statue and respect from God and His fellow man. He also observed EVERY Sabbath of His life!In the beginning with His family, then by Himself as a adult.  He was a man of righteousness and saw that it was RIGHT to worship His father on the Sabbath. Jesus NEVER did anything just to appease anyone, He did only what was right in His sight and God the father’s sight. So custom or not He viewed keeping the Sabbath as pleasing to God. This very fact should send shivers down Sabbath bashers spines! In Luke 4:16 it is established beyond any doubt “…As His custom was, he went into the synagogue on the Sabbath”. Obviously he enjoyed the gathering of people together on the holy Sabbath. In  1John 2;6 we find “he that says he abides in Him, ought to himself walk JUST AS JESUS WALKED”  If Jesus walked religiously every Sabbath into the synagogue, where should we walk on the Sabbath?

Now here is probably the MOST powerful verse in all of scripture telling ALL Christians that the Sabbath was and REMAINS God’s holy day. In Matt 24:20 we find what Jesus Himself said about the Sabbath ” But pray that your flight be not in the winter or on the Sabbath” If we really take time to understand this we find that Jesus places GREAT value on His and God’s holy day. We’ve already established He valued the Sabbath during His lifetime on earth, now, He shows He values it ( and so should we) into the FUTURE!  He says “pray” meaning God forbid you will have to disgrace the holy Sabbath in the future. He was talking about the events of destruction in the world   that would be in the FUTURE!

 Wait a minute. Didn’t He know that “Christians” would forsake (after His death)the Sabbath for the “first day” sunday? Obviously if He knew “Christians” would worhip Him on His resurrection day,why would he remind people of the keeping of the Sabbath? Why would He “throw” people off in regards to worshipping? NO WAY did He intend on elimination of the holy Sabbath. It should be SO clear if you’ll  simply study and dwell on the words of Jesus. lastly we find in Luke 23:26 “…They returned, and prepared spices and ointments, and RESTED the Sabbath day according to the commandment”  Look at this. Even in His death, His followers dared NOT trample His holy Sabbath. And look at the “reason” they obeyed the Sabbath, it was a COMMANDMENT!  Luke, in his gospel directly points out that it was a Commandment, and he wrote his gospel “decades” after Jesus died. Why did Luke not mention something to the effect “and now the First Day has replaced the Sabbath” or some such words(?). Afterall most Christians believe that “Sunday” became the new worship day. Sorry, just no REAL proof of this in ALL the bible!

Not even Jesus’ death could get His followers to break a Commandment of God. They remembered Jesus’ teachings about obeying His Commandments and the Sabbath. Wow!  End of story!

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8 Responses to “The Sabbath and Jesus, part 1”

  1. Todd Says:

    Good stuff…one tip would be to have a couple more linebreaks so it’s a little easier to read.

    Keep it up, and thanks for the email letting me know you had a new post.

    -Todd

  2. godsloveandlaw Says:

    Thanks Todd,
    Yeah sometimes my mind works and works and doesn’t take a break,lol.Lately the blogs have been alot longer, but still I feel I got so much more to say(but too little space). Hopefully it’ll open up some people to some truths.

  3. Todd Says:

    I know the feeling…I just meant if you break your blocks of text into smaller chunks it’s easier to read, for me at least.

    like

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    vs.

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  4. godsloveandlaw Says:

    Good point, will try to do this.

  5. atul Says:

    God bless you. Thanks for your mail too.

  6. godsloveandlaw Says:

    Your welcome!

  7. thandi Says:

    Keep sharing the truth.Blessings!

  8. Rob Peralta Says:

    Thank you Thandi, I intend to. God is truth and anytime we speak it, we are connecting to God, amen.

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