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God's Heart

for the Sabbath

Why did God end creation week with the Sabbath?

Have we missed the meaning behind this special day?

This is my search, with surprising insights along the way.

Script of video at

This video is to inspire a love for what is dear to God's Heart.

However, many people want to debate whether the Sabbath is still for today,

so below are some answers to "debate" type questions.

A document with all below questions and answers is available here.

In Genesis 1, we see the unfolding of creation. Each day is a wonderful new addition to the day before, And with each day, the level of complexity increases, from matter, to land and water, to plants, to animals, to man. We usually think that God stopped creating on the 6th day. But the 7th day was God’s greatest creation. On day 6, God made man; on the 7th day God made a way for man to walk with His creator. This day was the culmination of creation, the creation of man walking in fellowship with his God. This is far more than interacting with another human. It is another level of creation entirely. This was the sole purpose of all of creation. This was God’s heart. His greatest gift. The final act. The day that was to never end.
This day was to be a delight, one of pure joy and enjoyment of all that God had made, but most of all it was God’s fullest expression of love to us, to give Himself. It was His wedding day with mankind.
The Sabbath was the creation of spiritual life. It was the greatest day of Creation Week.

Why does the Sabbath mean so much to God? Why does He ask us to set apart the Sabbath for Him, and not Sunday (the first day)?
Consider the correlation between each day of creation and the history of the world. Each creation day corresponds to 1000 years of time and what happened in each of those thousand years:
Day 1 - Light and Dark created => Adam and Eve sinned
Day 2 - Waters separated between earth and heavens => Noah's Flood
Day 3 - Dry ground appears => crossing of the Red Sea where dry ground appeared
Day 4 - Sun, Moon and stars to separate light from darkness, and as signs to mark moed (God's Feasts) => Yahushua came to earth as the light of the world and to whom the Feasts pointed and were/will be fulfilled in Him
Day 5 - fish and birds created => Holy Spirit came at Pentecost (bird) and disciples became 'fishers' of men
Day 6 - animals and man created => the anti-Christ comes
Day 7 - day of rest => the Millennial Kingdom where Yahushua will reign for 1000 years

We see from the above, that the 7th Day was special from the beginning (it was also Adam and Eve's first full day alive and was spent with the Creator!), and it is directly prophetic of the time when Yahushua will reign on earth. It is impossible to celebrate this day on Sunday. That would not fit with God's design from the beginning of the world. The Sabbath is what He is looking forward to. And each weekly Sabbath that we set apart for Him during our lifetime is a constant reminder to us, and the heavenly beings (and Satan too), that one day (soon) Yahushua will reign. The first day of the week is when sin entered the world. That is Satan's day. But the 7th is God's day.

Note: Since this video was made I have come to understand the importance of the Names "Yahuah" and "Yahushua".
I find it so interesting and heart warming to hear how the Father reaches us each in different ways. For some, He taught about  the Feasts first and then the Sabbath, then the Name. The video uses the names as I understood them at the time that I learned about the Sabbath. 

1. The Sabbath in Languages Around the World

The “Sabbath” meaning “rest” is in languages all over the world. All languages originated at the Tower of Babel.  W𝐡𝐞𝐧 Yahuah (God) 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐁𝐚𝐛𝐞𝐥 He 𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐝𝐝𝐞𝐝 “𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐚𝐛𝐛𝐚𝐭𝐡” 𝐢𝐧 the 𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬 . Yahuah made sure that each language would continue to have the Sabbath ingrained within the language.  That is because it is important to Yahuah .   See  for charts with language list.


Not even one language designates another day as the "day of rest. "The Babylonian language, which was in use hundreds of years before the Hebrew race was founded, designated the seventh day of the week as "sa-ba-tu," meaning rest day.

see also "King's Seal - Re-upload" starting at 4:40  for one minute

IF the Sabbath was only for the Israelites, and not until the Exodus, then 𝗪𝗛𝗬 𝗱𝗼 𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗮𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝟳𝘁𝗵 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗱 “𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁” 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗼𝗿 “𝗦𝗮𝗯𝗯𝗮𝘁𝗵”. Yahuah made sure that all peoples the whole world over, would have a witness of the Sabbath by putting this word in languages of the world when Yahauh confused the languages at Babel, which was long before the Exodus!

While the Israelites were wandering in the Wilderness for 40 years, Yahauh chose the Sabbath Day by not giving manna on that day. And He did this every week for 40 years! That really ingrained the "correct" day for the Sabbath into the minds of the Israelite people. When the Jews were scattered all around the world, they took the Sabbath observance with them. Some of these groups became isolated, but the amazing thing is that all over the world, they were keeping the Sabbath on the same day as we know of as Saturday.

(see next section: "Has the Sabbath been "lost")

Yahuah (God) rested on the 7th day of creation. There were no Jews or Gentiles then! And not even sin!!!

𝐈𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐮𝐦, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐚𝐛𝐛𝐚𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐤𝐞𝐩𝐭 when Yashua (Jesus) reigns on earth. Not only Israel, but all the nations (gentiles) will observe the Sabbath and feast days, and if they do not then they will be punished. How can the Sabbath be obsolete if it is going to be kept in the future Kingdom of Yahuah?

How can it be that these special days were given for the OT only, then during the "age of grace" Christians are free to choose their own celebration days (Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Sunday), but when Yashua reigns, then the original sabbaths are observed again.

The "age of grace" just proves how far people can go from Yahuah's ways, even after the Holy Spirit has been sent...

How can the Sabbath be obsolete if it is going to be kept in the future Millennium when the world is ruled by Jesus (Yahshua)?


The True Sabbath Found in the Languages of the World


My notes and thoughts, continuing on from above -

If you look at the list of words, there is a lot of similarity: Sabbado, Shambin, Sobota etc. This word has not changed much over time. Maybe it "was" the same word in all the languages when Yahuah confused the languages at Babel, but Yahuah gave different words for other words such as "dog". So people could not communicate since all their words had changed, but the "sabbath" was the only word they had in common (this is just my wild idea that I had)!!

I have to say something more about this point.. if that is true (that all languages started with the same word for Sabbath, but not for other words), then that means that Yahuah regards the Sabbath as even more important than I realized. WOW!!

2. Has the Sabbath been "lost"? Do we really know which day it is?

Some people claim the Sabbath was "lost" or the day was changed, so we can no longer know which day to keep.

The Sabbath has not been "lost" through all the calendar "changes". Time is Yahuah's domain, not man's. Even with man attempting so many changes to the way time is kept, Yahuah has kept what is most important to Him, because it is so important to Him.

But how can we know that the actual "Sabbath" day has not been lost? How do we know "Saturday" is the "Sabbath"?
The following is an excerpt from:

If the Sabbath was forgotten from Creation to the Exodus, it was certainly known during the 40 years of Israel wandering in the wilderness when Yahuah gave them double manna on the 6th day, and none on the Sabbath, so they would rest on the 7th day. 

If the Sabbath was forgotten from the Exodus to the time Jesus (Yahshua) walked the earth, we know that Yahshua definitely kept the correct day because in John 15:10 He said, "I have kept my Father's commandments". 

But has the Sabbath been forgotten over the last 2000 years? Soon after the fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD, the diaspora took place, eventually scattering the Jews all over the world.  They took the Scriptures and the knowledge of the Sabbath with them.

Today, we find them still keeping the original seventh day Sabbath, the same day they knew at the time of the diaspora, which was the same day Yahshua kept.
There is absolutely no disagreement or dispute amongst the Jewish communities - scattered as they still are - as to which day is the seventh day of the week. Every gathering in every country is in perfect agreement that the seventh day is the Sabbath, and that the scriptural seventh day starts at sundown on the secular weekday "Friday" and ends at sundown on the secular weekday "Saturday."


At creation, God named the days by number - Day 1, Day 2 etc and the 7th day He made Holy (set apart/different). God also named the stars. Adam named the plants and animals because that was His domain, God named the stars because they were His domain and not under Adam. So also, God named/numbered the days because they were not under Adam's domain. God also numbered the months, He did not give them names, but rather numbers. 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗚𝗢𝗗'𝘀 𝗱𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗻, 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝗻'𝘀. People have renamed days (Saturday, Sunday, and the months). But it is interesting that still some months retain the original numerical value - September (7), October (8), November (9), December (10), even though they are not now the 7th, 8th etc months. See, man changed the names and changed the start of the year. 𝗠𝗮𝗻 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲. Time belongs to God.

he Gregorian calendar has no impact on which day is the Sabbath. The 7th day is the Sabbath, and happens to be called "Saturday" on present day calendars. The start of months and years on the Gregorian calendar are different than what Yahuah (God) gave, that is true.

Some people have thought of making Monday the first day of the week. This is called the "ISO week date system" and dates from 1971.

The Sabbath is Saturday, not Sunday. People chose the 1st day instead of the 7th. God never said this change was to happen. Some people even call Sunday the Sabbath.

It is not for us to choose which day of the week is the first day. 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗚𝗼𝗱'𝘀 𝗱𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗻, and not under the authority of man (see below).

3. Why was the Sabbath changed to Sunday? (It didn't start with Constantine)

Many people will say Constantine (321 AD) changed the day, but changes that big do not happen within a few years' time.

As early as 110 AD, some Christians were already observing Sunday, the first day of the week. 

Ignatius of Antioch (110 AD) wrote, "If those who have been brought up in the ancient order of things [i.e., converted Jews] have come to the possession of a new hope, no longer observing the Sabbath but living in observance of the Lord's day..."


It is useful to correlate this with other historical events of those times. The reason the "church" changed to Sunday was to avoid persecution. In 70 A.D. the Jewish temple was destroyed by the Roman army and persecution for Judaism was growing fast. 𝐁𝐲 𝐚𝐬 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐬 𝟗𝟎-𝟏𝟎𝟎 𝐀.𝐃. 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐂𝐡𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐡 𝐟𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐧 𝐦𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 “𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐝” 𝐉𝐞𝐰𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐝 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐉𝐮𝐝𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐦. The earliest "Sabbath keeping" on Sunday was significantly ONLY in Rome and Alexandria where sun worship was prevalent. Other areas were still observing Saturday which also corroborates the part of pagan sun worship in changing the day. Nearly 300 years after the cross, SUN-day worship in Rome had really taken hold and so Christians now begun calling Sunday the Lord's Day instead of Saturday.

As the Papal Church grew in power, it opposed Sabbath observance in favour of Sunday sacredness and outlawed resting on the Sabbath in the Council of Laodicea (A.D. 363-364).

The change of the Sabbath to Sunday was completed by the 𝐬𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐲 as the Popes persecuted all who resisted their innovations. 𝐀𝐧𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐤𝐞𝐞𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐒𝐚𝐛𝐛𝐚𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞.

Centuries later when the Protestant reformation began, the fourth Commandment had been almost murdered out of existence by the Roman Catholic Church, and so as all the new Protestant Churches began, they continued keeping Sunday in ignorance. This is the reason why so many think Sunday is the Sabbath.

Source :


For more quotes of the church keeping Sunday throughout history, see:

And for quotes of those continuing to keep the Sabbath through the ages, see:

Errors were entering the church even during Paul's day. So the fact that believers were shifting to Sunday, the day they were used to observing prior to becoming a Christian, above should come as no surprise.


Does the day matter? you ask.

If I have an appointment with the doctor, does it matter which day I come??

Gen 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

We think “seasons” means “spring, summer,etc” but the Hebrew word is moed וּלְמ֣וֹעֲדִ֔ים, which means "appointed times" ie, Yahuah's chosen appointed times. Yahuah had already decided what His appointed times would be, right from the start. Appointed times include the Sabbath and the Feast Days (something that Christian are unaware of as well).

The appointed times are mentioned in the first chapter of Genesis. They are part of creation week. Just like the Sabbath was. 

The appointed feasts are Yahuah's plan of salvation. This is surely for all people and not just the Jews. 

The Israelites were entrusted with Yahuah's plan so they could be a light to the rest of the world, not so they could keep it to themselves. They were the messenger, not the message. Too often people look at the Israelites and reject the message... it is like receiving an important document in the mail, but throwing it away because the envelope is torn or dirty.

The appointed times are clearly laid out for the Israelites, but they were also kept by previous people, for example Abraham kept the Feast of Tabernacles (book of Jubilees).

4. Where is Sabbath keeping mentioned in the New Testament?

No where in the NT is anyone commanded NOT to keep the Sabbath. Everyone did keep it, so there was no need to tell them to. There was a huge debate over circumcision, but no debate over the Sabbath. If the Sabbath had been done away with (or fulfilled so no one needed to keep it anymore), then that would have resulted in a huge debate and taken up a good few chapters, or a book, in the NT.

Here is evidence of early Christians keeping the law and the Sabbath.


1. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝗦𝗮𝘂𝗹 𝗴𝗼 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗮𝗽𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲? - to "every synagogue" (Acts 22:19; 26:11). Why? - because in those days Christians were still observing the Sabbath commandment, and he knew that he would find them in the synagogues on the Sabbath days. This is scriptural proof that the New Testament church kept the Sabbath day.

Some people say that Paul only went to the synagogues to preach and convert the Jews, not to preach to Christians in the synagogue. They say that Christians were not keeping the Sabbath and were not in the synagogues. But it is important to note that Paul went to find Christians in the synagogues BEFORE he was converted. So Christians were definitely in the synagogues and keeping the Sabbath.
ACTS 9:1-2 And Saul, yet breathing out threatening and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest, 2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.
ACTS 22:19 (Paul) And I said,
Lord, they know that 𝗜 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝘀𝘆𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗼𝗴𝘂𝗲, 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂:

2. "Thousands of Jews" who believed, and were also "all zealous of the law" (Acts 21:20), were at Jerusalem, where the twelve apostles stayed during the dispersion after the persecution of Stephen (Acts 8:1). These thousands of Jewish believers then, were under the teaching of the twelve apostles, so how could they be breaking the Sabbath commandment and be "zealous of the law" at the same time? The scripture says after Pentecost, "they continued steadfastly in the apostles doctrine" (Acts 2:42), and this scripture (Acts 21:20) shows that not only did the apostles themselves keep the Sabbath commandment, but they taught others to keep it also, just as Jesus had told them (Matthew 5:19; 28:20). Nowhere in the New Testament after the death of Jesus was any Christian, Jew or Gentile, persecuted for not keeping the Sabbath day.Thousands of Jewish believers were zealous for the law.
ACTS 21:20 And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said to him, You see, brother, how 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗝𝗲𝘄𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘃𝗲: 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘇𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘄.

3. After Paul's conversion on the road to Damascus.
It is obvious from this verse that Ananias kept the law.
Acts 22:12-14 And one 𝗔𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗮𝘀, 𝗮 𝗱𝗲𝘃𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘄, having a good report of all the Jews which dwelt there,
13 Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul, receive thy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him.
14 And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth.

4. 𝗝𝗮𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗮𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗝𝗲𝘄𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗸𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘄
JAMES 2:8-11 If you fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, You shall love your neighbour as yourself, you do well:
9 But if you have respect of persons, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors.
10 For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
11 For he who said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if you commit no adultery, yet if you kill, you have become a transgressor of the law.

The law that James was talking about here was the ten commandments, the first four being based on love for God, and the latter six being based on love for our fellow man, "you shall love your neighbour as yourself" (James 2:8). This is confirmed by the discussion (James 2:11) of the sixth commandment, "You shall not kill" (Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 5:17), and the seventh commandment, "You shall not commit adultery" (Exodus 20:14; Deuteronomy 5:18). So when he talks about "the whole law" (James 2:10), is he ignoring the first four commandments? No, not when Jesus so clearly said that loving God was the "first and great commandment" (Matthew 22:38). So if offending in one point makes us guilty of all (James 2:10), that puts Sabbath breakers equal to murderers, adulterers, idolaters, etc., doesn't it? The Devil also knows that offending in one point makes us guilty of all, and that is why he works so hard to stop Christians from keeping the Sabbath day.

5. What we are to DO on the Sabbath

We are to rest from "our toil", meaning working for our self and for our own provision. Jesus only "worked" (did the things of the Father). The Sabbath is a day of rest from working for "our kingdom" so that we can further "God's kingdom". That is what Jesus did, and Paul, preaching and teaching the Kingdom of God. They taught the Kingdom of God everyday, and that is what we are to do as well. But since we are part of this world and must work to keep food on the table, we are to take one day a week, the Sabbath, to rest from our work of providing for ourselves. This is what I find in the Bible by studying it.

If one can adjust work to have the Sabbath off, that is best. However, many cannot.
So first have an understanding of what the Sabbath is. The Sabbath is for us to rest from us trying to build our own "kingdom". The Sabbath is for us to focus on Yahuah's (God's) Kingdom rather than our own.
How would it change your day... if your focus for the day (whether working or not) was on Yahuah's Kingdom? Start with the time of the day that is 𝗻𝗼𝘁 spent at work. Then also think of how you live while at work. Re-focus that time for the furtherance of Yahuah's Kingdom in the lives of people you are with. Pray for them, love them, respect them, support and help them.

I think, the most important start, is to think of the Sabbath as Yahuah's day. Have that in your heart as you live that day, remembering that it is 𝗛𝗶𝘀 𝗴𝗶𝗳𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗼𝗳 𝗵𝗼𝗽𝗲 for the coming Millennial Kingdom when Christ will rule and Satan will not have influence on this earth.

Some more thoughts to add:
Jesus healed people on the Sabbath (restoring them to the image of God, by removing the influence of Satan's Kingdom from their lives - sin, sickness, death)
So another thing to "do" on the Sabbath would be to restore joy - by visiting the sick, lonely, aged, orphan, imprisoned, or poor (Matt 25:36)


Only on the Day of Atonement are we told not to do work of "any kind". So this High Sabbath is different from the other sabbaths in two respects - it is the only sabbath that no work of any kind can be done, and it is the only day of fasting specifically commanded by Yahuah for His people. 


The Spanish translation of Isaiah 58:13 is very helpful:


si lo honras sin pensar en tus asuntos,

sin buscar tu interés y tus negocios,

entonces te deleitarás en el Señor,

If you refrain from trading on Saturday,

to negotiate on my holy day;

if you call Saturday your delight

and you consecrate it to honor the Lord;

if you honor him without thinking about your affairs,

without looking for your interest and your business,

then you will delight in the Lord,

6. Jesus (Yahushua) did not rise on Sunday

Yahushua did not rise on the “first day” of the week. The women came to the tomb on the first day of the week, but Yahushua had already risen. We are never told in the Bible “when” Yahushua rose. The angels rolled the stone away to let the women see inside; the stone was not rolled away to let Yahshua rise and leave the tomb!
Besides, the “first day” of the week is more accurately thought of as the “eighth day” because the “eighth day” pictures the renewal of all things in the New Heaven and New Earth, after the Millennial reign.

Yahushua died on Wednesday, so the third day would be the Sabbath
The day after Yahushua was crucified was a “high Sabbath” not simply the 7th day Sabbath.
John 19:31 The Jews therefore, because it was the day of preparation, so that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day)

There are 2 kinds of Biblical Sabbath days: the regular weekly 7th day Sabbath and the festival Sabbaths (also termed “high” or “great” Sabbaths).

Passover is the day of preparation for the High Sabbath, that is the first day of the (seven day) Feast of Unleavened Bread. Yahushua died on Passover, but was removed from the cross before sunset, which began the High Sabbath, the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Unlike the weekly Sabbath that is every Friday night to Saturday night, this special Sabbath can fall on any day of the week (according to the Jewish calendar, but not according to the Zadok/Essene calendar which always has Passover happen on a Tuesday).

Lev 23: 5 In the first month, on the fourteenth day.. Passover begins
Lev 23:6 'Then on the fifteenth day of the same month there is the Feast of Unleavened Bread
2. If crucifixion was on Friday, there is NO TIME for the women to prepare spices.
The women did not have time to buy and prepare the spices AFTER Yahushua body was taken down from the cross, and BEFORE the Sabbath began. They came early, at dawn on Sunday, to the tomb, so they certainly did not buy and prepare the spices that day. So... when did they buy and prepare the spices if Yahushua was crucified on Friday?

Luke 23:55 - 24:1 Now the women who had come with Him out of Galilee followed after, and saw the tomb and how His body was laid. 56 And they returned and prepared spices and perfumes. [This could not have been done AFTER Yahushua body was taken down off the cross AND BEFORE the Sabbath since making spices first required them to go and buy them and then do the labor and time intensive process of preparing them. So there is TIME between these two verses.] And on the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment. [They bought and prepared the spices on Friday, but did not have time as well to go to the tomb to embalm the body on Friday before the Sabbath started at evening.] 1 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared.

Also see Mark:
Mark 15:47-16:1 Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joseph saw where he was laid. When the [High] Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Yahushua’s body.
But if Yahushua was crucified on Friday, AND the women went to the tomb at dawn Sunday, this verse does not make sense.
3. Three Days and Three Nights
Yahushua said several times that His time in the tomb would be three days and three nights, just as the prophet Jonah had spent three days and nights in the fish's belly (see Matthew 12:38-40; 27:63; Mark 8:31; John 2:18-22).
I believe Yahushua meant what He said, literally.
4. Traditional “Palm Sunday” is when Yahushua came riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. This does not make sense for a Friday crucifixion.
On the 10th Day of Nissan, the Passover lamb is chosen (Ex 12:3). This was the day that Yahushua rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. The very same day that the High Priest went to the fields around Bethlehem (where Yahushua had been born the Lamb of God) to select the Passover Lamb. As the Priest brought the lamb into Jerusalem, there were crowds waiting who would chant “Hosanna: Blessed is he that comes in the name of the LORD”. That’s why there were crowds already along this stretch of road, laying down branches and garments.
When Yahushua came, they thought he was the High Priest (He was!) bringing the lamb (He was!).
That year Yahushua was the High Priest, the Lamb, the Prophet, and the King!!

Now if Yahushua rode in on the 10th, and the Passover Lamb was sacrificed on the 14th (Lev 23:5)..... *IF* the 10th was on the traditional Palm Sunday that would mean He was crucified on Thursday, NOT Friday.  The days have to align with Passover, THAT is what Yahushua was fulfilling!!

Actually, Yahushua rode into Jerusalem on the Sabbath, was crucified on Wed morning, died at 3 pm at the same moment as the Passover Lamb was sacrificed in the Temple, (and the priest said “It is finished” as they did every year at Passover without knowing why) and rose at the end of the Sabbath, to then be seen on the Feast of First Fruits, the next day.


“On the first day of the week” in all four Gospels

The Greek actually says, "After the sabbaths (plural), toward the first day of the sabbaths (plural). Matt 28:1

1. "After the Sabbaths" = there were two Sabbaths , the High Sabbath of Passover, and the 7th day Sabbath. (This is also important to know as it refutes the crucifixion on Friday error).

2. "toward the first day of the Sabbaths" = this is referring to the count of the Omer, the count of 7 sabbaths leading up to the Feast of Shavuot/Pentecost. The disciples were not the least bit interested in the "first day of the week". Their interest was only in the Feasts.

As further proof for this interpretation, see
Acts 20:7 And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them,

This is the exact same wording as in the Gospels "first day of the sabbaths". As support that this is the counting of the 7 sabbaths up to the feast of Pentecost, read a few verses later which states
Acts 20:16 "for he[Paul] hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost."

7. Yahushua rose on the “first of the sabbaths” not  the “first day of the week”

Yahushua did not rise on Sunday. He rose at the end of the Sabbath. He was the firstfruits from the dead.
1 Corinthians 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

The "firstfruits" refers to the barley wave sheaf that was cut at the very end of the Sabbath, and waved the next morning about the same time as the daily morning sacrifice, that is, about 9 am on Sunday. This is why, although Yahushua had risen (the end of the Sabbath), He could not be touched by Mary at the tomb, because He had not yet ascended to the Father (at the morning offering time.) She was at the tomb at dawn, several hours before the morning offering.

The reaping and waving of the sheaf symbolized Israel giving the first and best of the harvest to Yahuah and its subsequent acceptance by Him. It is exactly this symbolism that Yahushua fulfilled. As the weekly Sabbath was ending, exactly 72 hours from His burial on Wednesday before sunset, Yahuah (God) resurrected Him from the dead. Yahuah "reaped" the first and best of His spiritual harvest (I Corinthians 15:23).

"First day of the week"

For every verse translated as “first day of the week”, look at the Greek and you will see that it actually says "first of the sabbaths (plural) or Sabbath (singular)".

"Sabbaton" is plural, meaning sabbaths.
“Sabatou” is singular, meaning sabbath.

The "first of the sabbaths" refers to the first sabbath that started the counting of 7 sabbaths up to the Feast of Pentecost (which is also in the Old Testament, and one of the Feasts the Israelites were to keep.) The early writers of the gospels were only concerned with the Feasts of the Lord, not "the first day of the week".

The day the women came to the tomb was the Feast of Firstfruits. And Yahushua is the firstfruits from the dead. (But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. 1 Cor 15:20 )

Verses with “first of the sabbaths”
Matt 28:1
Mark 16:2, 16:9**
Luke 24:1
John 20:1,19
Acts 20:7
1 Cor 16:2 **

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John all write "first of the sabbaths".

Matthew 28:1, in the Greek says "After the Sabbaths (plural) it being dawn toward first of the sabbaths (plural)..."
So this verse says that more than one Sabbath had just passed - the High Sabbath of the Passover/Unleavened Bread and the 7th day Sabbath. And more sabbaths were coming.

** Mark 16:9 "first day of the Sabbatou (singular)" This is not consistent with any of the 4 gospels, including the earlier verse in Mark 16. The verses in Mark 16:9-20, are not included in all manuscripts, and this point about the Sabbatou is evidence that the writer of this section of Mark 16:9-20 was not the same author as the rest of the chapter, and was someone who did not understand the significance of the Feasts of the Lord.

** 1 Cor 16:2 "first of the Sabbatou (singular)" may refer to the first Sabbath of the 7 Sabbath counts, so this would be the Feast of Firstfruits day, the same day that the women went to the tomb and found it empty.

Acts 20:7 "on the first of the sabbaton (sabbaths plural)". This tells us the day they were meeting was the first day of the counting of the seven Sabbaths, which is the Feast of Firstfruits. This is true because in Acts 20:16, Paul is determined to be in Jerusalem for the Feast of Pentecost. There were 3 feasts that were to be celebrated in Jerusalem, Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles. So it is clear here that Paul is still keeping the Feasts of the Lord (Lev 23).

Here is a short video explaining how the Feasts of the Lord are fulfilled in Yahushua (Jesus).

Pentecost is closely tied to the Old Testament. It happened on the Day of Pentecost which was the Feast of Shavuot, the same day that God came down on Mt Sinai and gave the 10 Commandments. So the day the church was born (ie. the day that God put His commandments in our heart - Jeremiah 31:33 the New Covenant) was the very same day that the nation of Israel was born (and God gave the written commandments). The birth of God's people is the same day in the Old Testament and in the New Testament. After Yahushua rose from the dead, He told the disciples to wait until the Holy Spirit came. That "waiting time" was 50 days from the day of His resurrection (or 10 days from His ascent), which is the same as the "counting of the omer" up to the Feast of Pentecost/ Feast of Shavuot. All of the God's Feast days (God calls them "His" feast days, not the Jewish Feasts) were shadows of events in Yahushua's life. Some have been fulfilled (His death, burial and resurrection. Pentecost) and some are still to happen when He returns. 

Pentecost may have happened on the first day of the week, but that does not change the commandments of God! God never told us to change the day of rest from the 7th day to the 1st day.

8. Yahushua (Jesus) coming on 4th Day

There are a number of passages which support Yahushua coming on the 4th day.

Gen 1:16-19 on the 4th day of creation "God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night."
This was foretelling Yahushua (the greater light) and John the Baptist (the lesser light)
John 1:6-10 John came as a witness to the light (Yahushua)
John 3:27-30 John replied... ‘I am not the Messiah but am sent ahead of him.’ He must become greater; I must become less.”

Abraham offered Issac on the 4th day, on Mount Moriah, the same location where Yahushua was crucified. (Gen 22:1-5 one day plus a 3 day journey for Abraham and Isaac). This event pointed to Christ as the sacrificial lamb who was to come. Gen 22:14 “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗟𝗮𝗺𝗯 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗸𝗲𝗽𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝟰 𝗱𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗲𝗱. Exodus 12:3,6
This is the most important scriptural evidence. God told the Israelites they were to keep the Passover Lamb and sacrifice it on the 4th day.
Yahushua was chosen before the foundation of the world (1 Peter 1:20, Rev 13:8), and presented to the world on the 4th day.

The Lampstand in the Tabernacle was 7 branches, with 3 branches on either side of the middle light.(Exodus 25:32)
So the middle column light is the 4th candle. It is often the tallest, and Jewish tradition names it the "servant" candle, with which the other candles are lit. The golden lampstand was a foreshadowing of Yahushua Christ, the light of the world. (John 8:12 NIV)

The fourth commandment is to keep the Sabbath. Yahshua is Lord of the Sabbath.

Yahushua arrived to raise Lazarus on the 4th day. (John 11)
After this miracle, the Pharisees decided that Yahushua must die (John 11:45-53) Yahushua had raised others to life before this, but those people had just died. Raising someone to life on the 4th day was one of the four Messianic Miracles that would prove the Messiah.

Yahushua died on the 4th day of the week, ie, the middle of the week (our Wednesday). He did not die on Friday, the 6th day of the week.
Yahushua was "cut off from the land of the living" "in the middl
e of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering." (the 4th day is the middle of the week) Daniel 9:26, Isaiah 53:8, Daniel 9:27
Yahushua was on the cross for 6 hrs, one hour for each thousand years of man's time on earth.
While Yahushua was on the cross, at noon, His 4th hour on the cross, darkness came over the land. (Mark 15:33)
Yahushua appeared to Mary and the disciples on the 4th day after His crucifixion (first day of the week)

References re Daniel's prophecy

Also see: "2028 END OF THE WORLD (Part 7/10) - John the Baptist & Jesus Foretold in Creation Day 4"

The Aleph-tav, the 4th word in Genesis 1:1, is untranslated.

The menorah contains seven lights, the fourth or center light is called the Shamash or service candle. It is known as ner Elohim “the lamp of God”. Genesis 1:1 contains seven Hebrew words. The fourth or middle word is Aleph Tav, the ensign or sign of Messiah, it too is the “Lamp of God”. Description of the Menorah in Revelation: And I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; and in the midst of the seven candlesticks [one] like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. Revelation 1:12-13 In the midst, the middle we see Jesus - Messiah Yahushua ! He is first seen hidden in Scripture as the fourth word. Now consider that in Scripture a day can be considered 1,000 years. Messiah made His first appearance in the 4th day or 4,000 years since creation. From Adam to Noah were 1,000 years, from Noah to Abraham 1,000, from Abraham to King David 1,000 and from David to Messiah Yahshua 1,000 years.

9. Is Sunday "The Lord's Day"?

The "day of the Lord" -- ”The Lord’s day” refers to a day of JUDGMENT or the day when Yahushua (Jesus) returns, not a day of gathering for worship.

Revelation 1:10  – John in the Spirit (no reference to the 1st day of the week). To John, the phrase "the Lord's day", referred to the Old Testament passages of the coming destruction that climaxes in the return of Christ

(Isaiah 13:6, 9; Joel 1:15; 2:1, 11, 31; Amos 5:18;)

Acts 2:20  - The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood...

1 Corinthians 5:5 – Judgment day is the day of the Lord

2 Corinthians 1:14 - we are your rejoicing, even as ye also are ours in the day of the Lord Jesus (when Yahushua returns)

1 Thessalonians 5:2, 2 Peter 3:10 – Day of the Lord comes as a thief in the night.

Do a word search for "day of the Lord" in the Bible. It occurs 29 times, and each time it refers to a terrible day of calamity and Yahuah's judgment.

In the 404 verses in Revelation, there are 605 references or quotes from the Old Testament.

Revelation draws from the Old Testament more than any other NT book. Maybe best to understand what John meant by reading the OT and not assuming he meant the "Christian Sunday."

The following chart showing the % of OT found in each of the NT books is from this website:

10. Slaves to a certain day

Christians say people who keep the Sabbath are slaves to a certain day... and then they keep Sunday religiously.

During the time of Paul, the followers of The Way met every day. And they kept the Sabbath. (#4)

Why only choose one day to meet? And why on Sunday, and not any other day?? If the day does not matter, why do all Christian churches meet on Sunday?

Acts 2:46  𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝘂𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗲𝗲𝘁 together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,

Acts 5:42  𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗱𝗮𝘆, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah.

Acts 17:11 Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗱𝗮𝘆 to see if what Paul said was true.

Acts 17:17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with both Jews and God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗯𝘆 𝗱𝗮𝘆 with those who happened to be there.

Acts 19:9 But some of them became obstinate; they refused to believe and publicly maligned the Way. So Paul left them. He took the disciples with him and had discussions 𝗱𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘆 in the lecture hall of Tyrannus.

𝗪𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝘅𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗹𝘆 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 Yahushua 𝗱𝗶𝗱:
Matthew 26:55 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗱𝗮𝘆 I sat in the temple courts teaching, and you did not arrest me.

Mark 14:49 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗱𝗮𝘆 I was with you, teaching in the temple courts, and you did not arrest me. But the Scriptures must be fulfilled.”

Luke 19:47 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗱𝗮𝘆 he was teaching at the temple. But the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the leaders among the people were trying to kill him.

Luke 21:37 𝗘𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗱𝗮𝘆 Jesus was teaching at the temple, and each evening he went out to spend the night on the hill called the Mount of Olives,

Luke 22:53 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗱𝗮𝘆 I was with you in the temple courts, and you did not lay a hand on me. But this is your hour—when darkness reigns.”

11. Christians commemorate the resurrection day as a rest day

FB Comment: "We commemorate the resurrection day as a rest day"

My response:

You say “we”, but what does God require. In the entire Bible, God only refers to the Sabbath as a day of “rest”. God never changed the day of “rest” to Sunday. The first day of the week is not special to God!

Meeting on the first day of the week is mentioned only three times in the NT
John 20:19 – disciples gathered for fear (not for worship)!

Acts 20:7 – disciples came together to break bread and Paul preached before departing (breaking bread was done at the start of each meal, usually by the head person of the house.)

1 Corinthians 16:2 – day to set aside money (no mention of church gathering on this day) The Jews have nothing to do with money on the Sabbath. So this verse proves that they had not chosen Sunday in place of the Sabbath.

12. Which day we rest is not the important point

FB comment: "a day is not important but that we must devote every day to the Lord."

When you make an appointment with the dentist, do you turn up any day? No, you have to go at the appointed time!
When God said keep the 7th Day as a day of rest, He meant the 7th day and not just any day 𝗼𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴. The reason is because the Sabbath is special to GOD; it is part of His pattern and plan. God works in patterns, something that we with Greek linear thinking miss.

Rest is a Biblical principal, but we are also physical beings and cannot rest constantly or our muscles will atrophy (and so will our brains!). The rest of the Sabbath is for our physical bodies, to have a break from our toil and work. It is a physical rest tied to one day because one day we will no longer need to toil or work physically. This one day is to be a reminder of our future with God continually.

Some people believe that a day is not important. But what does God think? That is what is important, not what you think.
So many Christians say “well, that’s not what it means to me.” But what they should be asking is “What does it mean to God??

In Genesis 1:14 God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for 𝘀𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻𝘀, and for days, and years:
We think “seasons” means “spring, summer,etc” but the Hebrew word is moed וּלְמ֣וֹעֲדִ֔ים, which means “appointed times”. God had already decided what His appointed times would be, right from the start. Appointed times include the Sabbath and the Feast Days (something that Christian are unaware of as well).

13. Are Christians under a "New Covenant"?

2 Corinthians 3:6
Who also has made us able ministers of the new covenant; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter kills, but the spirit gives life.  (see 
point #14 regarding "new" meaning "renewed")

It should be very clear here that Paul is teaching about the “new covenant.” Paul actually refers to it by name in verse 6. We can not ignore this. Now we have Paul not only directly referencing the new covenant but also using prophetic language that details the expected changes in the new covenant. This can only mean that Paul is teaching how the law of God is written on our heart (Jer. 31:33, Ez. 36:27), not how the law of God is abolished. What is written (all of it) on our heart simply can not also be the same thing that is abolished.

The question remains, how does God give us the desire or spirit to want to observe the Law of God? How does He write it on our hearts?

This is the part that many miss because they do not understand the whole point of the New Covenant. The New Covenant is not a new law replacing an abolished law, but instead a new heart to replace a stony heart that rejects the Law of God.

In order for the New Covenant to be successful, God must do something to give us the desire to observe God's law. We need to determine what God did that changed everything.

The letter of the law is designed to kill us by exposing our sin. The law must kill us so that we may be born again. Once we are found dead in Christ and we become the “new man” and we are “born again” in the faith, we then begin to love God. Loving God is defined by keeping His commandments.

Above directly quoted from:

14. Hebrews 8:13 says the old Covenant is obsolete

In Hebrews 8:7 and 8:13 the word "covenant" is an added word and not in the original Greek.

Here is Hebrews 8 - the covenant is mentioned, but not in every verse that the English translation has it. If the word "covenant" is not in the Greek it has a strike through [ covenant  ].

But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.
For if that first covenant  [mediator] had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.

For finding fault with them [the Israelites, God did not find fault with the covenant], he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:

Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.

10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.

12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old ["obsolete" in the NIV). Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.

Matt 9:13 "new" wineskins is the Greek word νέον (neon) (Strongs 3501). The old wineskins are discarded because they cannot be used at all, and totally new wineskines must be used. The wineskins cannot be "renewed" and used with the new wine.

Hebrews 8:8 "new" covenant is the Greek word καινήν (kainen) 2537, having the meaning of "re-new".

This is in the same family of Greek words as anakainóō ("up, completing a process" and kainoō, "renew," which is derived from 2537 /kainós) – to renew by moving from one stage to a higher (more developed) one; make qualitatively new. 

Notice in reading Hebrews that much is spoken of regarding the Tabernacle and the sacrificial system. This is the covenant which became obsolete when Yahushua shed His own blood for our sins. The temple no longer exists and no sacrifices are being done – they are obsolete.
But there is no mention in Hebrews of the 10 commandments, so Heb 8:13 cannot be saying they are obsolete.


I think it is instructive to understand what happened at Mt Sinai with the giving of the law. I gained my initial understanding of this from the following article.
It is long and takes reading a number of times to understand it all, so I will summarize it h
Moses went up Mt Sinai 7 times, and it is important to understand what happened on each of those trips.

ORIGINALLY when Israel was at Mt. Sinai, God's plan was that His 10 commandments would be written on their heart and His Holy Spirit would empower them to be a holy living example on earth of a people following God’s eternal Law.

BUT the people shrank back in fear – so they did not receive the Holy Spirit indwelling them.
As a result, God gave them the tabernacle (His presence with them) and the Book of the Covenant (How to live with God in their midst - but not in their heart).
The Tabernacle is a picture of Yahushua in their midst.

Compare these two verses:
to Israel -- EXODUS 19:5-6 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’

to Christians -- 1 PETER 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

This is the same promise to both! The difference is that we have been given the Holy Spirit to empower us to keep God's commands. God's commands have not changed.

AFTER God gave the 10 commandments, and AFTER He gave the tabernacle (a copy of what is in heaven, and still is in heaven), THEN the Israelites committed adultery with the golden calf. They broke the blood covenant, for which the penalty was death. THEN God gave the sacrificial Levitical system, which pointed to Yahushua who took the death penalty in our place. The "Law of Moses" was a result of their sin. God's 10 commandments were God's original design before and continue to remain forever. The Israelites sin resulted in the addition of a sacrificial system till Christ came; but their sin did not result in God declaring the 10 commandments.

15. Don't Christians live in New Testament Times?

The OT and NT  was a division made by Marcion, 100 AD.

There is no Old and New Testament in God's Word. The Bible was divided into Old and New Testaments by Marcion, around 100 AD, because he wanted to show the distinction between the loving and nice "Jesus" God of the NT, and the wrathful "God" of the OT. Yahuah (God) does not change. The nice "loving Jesus" will come back soon with more wrath and vengeance than was ever seen in the OT. And, as Ezekiel says of the coming Millennium when Yahushua (Jesus) will reign, He will govern according to the Law of God, which includes keeping the Sabbath and Feasts.

Marcion’s central thesis was:
- The Christian Gospel was wholly a Gospel of Love to the absolute exclusion of Law.
- The God revealed in the Old Testament had nothing in common with the God of Jesus Christ.
- The Old Testament God was vengeful; the more Christ-like God of the New Testament was not at all wrathful, but only ever loving to everyone.

16. Yahushua (Jesus) changed everything when He died and rose again

Not everything!  

What 𝙙𝙞𝙙 change when Yahushua rose?

What word fills this blank?
This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive ________ by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith? (Galatians 3:2)
Possible answers: salvation, grace, mercy, eternal life, _???_

When Yahushua was about to ascend back to heaven, what did He command His disciples to wait for?
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝗹𝘆 𝗦𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗶𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 Yahushua 𝗱𝗶𝗲𝗱.

But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. (John 16:7)

Paul asked the Galatians, "did you receive the Spirit by works of the law, or by hearing with faith?" The giving of the Holy Spirit is the key distinctive of Christianity and the fundamental change that occurred because Yahushua died.

In the first Pentecost a single fire descended on Mt. Sinai and the people backed off and remained at a distance. In the second Pentecost, the fire came and split up, rested on, and then filled each believer in the room. In the first Pentecost, God spoke from the mount. In the second Pentecost, God spoke through the believers by the Holy Spirit. Because Yahushua died, the holy, distant, and fearful God now lives in men and women of faith. This is a monumental change brought about by Yahushua's death. To meditate on the two events is to see the magnitude of the change. The distant terrifying God is now near and intimate.

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 Yahushua 𝗱𝗶𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗿𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻?
1. By the Holy Spirit, we are a new creation
2. By the Holy Spirit, we have intimate access to the Father
3. By the Holy Spirit, we have unity, power and gifts to do Yahushua's work on earth.

𝗡𝗼𝘄, 𝗯𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝗹𝘆 𝗦𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗶𝘁, 𝘄𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗼 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗚𝗼𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗲𝘀.
The 𝙉𝙚𝙬 𝘾𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙖𝙣𝙩
"But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days," declares the Lord, "𝗜 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗽𝘂𝘁 𝗠𝘆 𝗹𝗮𝘄 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗜 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝘄𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗶𝘁; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. (Jeremiah 31:31-34; and quoted in Hebrews 8:8-12)

"Moreover, 𝗜 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝘂𝘁 𝗮 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗶𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 𝗜 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗽𝘂𝘁 𝗠𝘆 𝗦𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗶𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗼 𝘄𝗮𝗹𝗸 𝗶𝗻 𝗠𝘆 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝘂𝘁𝗲𝘀, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝘁𝗼 𝗼𝗯𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲 𝗠𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀." (Ezekiel 36:26-27)

What word is NOT correct in the following verse?
Matt 7:22-23 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you unbelievers!’

See for more discussion (source of above taken from this website)

17. Celebrating the eighth day as a rest day

FB Comment Post - “we are now celebrating the eighth day as a rest day because we are now looking ahead with anticipation on His second coming.”

“Celebrating the eighth day” was the original reason for the catholic church to change the Sabbath to the first day of the week.

God did not tell us to celebrate the eighth day! This is man’s idea. It is changing God’s orderly plan and confusing people.

Christians think the next event for them when they die is heaven. The Jews expected the Messiah would restore Israel immediately; instead there was another 2000 years before the Messiah would come as earthly King. The same surprise will happen for the Christians, because there is still 1000 years on this earth AFTER the end of this present age (which is soon to end).

For more on the 8th Day, see

The 8th Day

18. What did Yahushua (Jesus) talk about most? The Kingdom

Yahushua (Jesus) cares about the coming Kingdom when He will reign for 1000 yrs. Yashua spoke more about the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God than anything else during His ministry. And the Sabbath is to remind us each week that the Kingdom of God is coming, and to focus our thoughts on this soon coming time which means so much to Yahuah (God).

The 1000 yr reign
Yahshua even says the Passover will find fulfillment in the Kingdom of Yahuah (God). see Luke 22:15-16 That is future when Yahushua reigns and rules according to the way He wants His Kingdom to be.

Passages talking about the future 1000 yr reign of Yahushua:
Ezek 45:17 — The Sabbaths (plural, includes the weekly and annual Sabbaths; i.e., Holy Day festivals) and solemnities (moedim) or appointed times (see also v. 9).
Ezek 45:21 — Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread
Ezek 45:25 — The Feast of Tabernacles
Ezek 46:1 — The weekly Sabbath
Ezek 46:9 and 11 — solemn or appointed times (moedim) and feasts (meaning “pilgrimage feast, festival, celebration, holy day, time of dancing, cyclical/yearly seasonal event; i.e., the feast days”)
Zech 14:16,18,19 — The Feast of Tabernacles

In the New Heaven and the New Earth, the Sabbath will also be kept

Isaiah 66:22-23 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain. 23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord.

In these passages, it is not only Israel, but all the nations (gentiles) that observe these days, and if they do not, then they will be punished.

How can it be that these special days were given for the OT only, then during the "age of grace" Christians are free to choose their own celebration days (Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Sunday), but when Yahushua reigns, then the original sabbaths are observed again.

The "age of grace" just proves how far people can go from God's ways, even after the Holy Spirit has been sent..

How can the Sabbath be obsolete if it is going to be kept in the future Kingdom of God?

19. Col 2:16 - Do not let anyone judge you

FB Comment:  “By being obedient to the Holy Spirit we build our relationship with the Lord and not by adherence to rules. Col 2:16 confirms it and goes further by saying that we should not be prescribed by anyone to keep these laws like the Sabbath.”

My response:

Col 2:16-17 (NIV) Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or 𝗮 𝗦𝗮𝗯𝗯𝗮𝘁𝗵 day. 17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.

Typically, Christians think all mentions of Sabbath are referring to the 7th day Sabbath; just like they lump all mentions of law into one LAW. There are different sabbaths, just as there are different laws.

Notice it is not referring to "the" Sabbath, but to “a” Sabbath. And the sabbaths being referred to are the Feast Days of Yahuah, which were indeed a shadow of Yahushua to come. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗵-𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗦𝗮𝗯𝗯𝗮𝘁𝗵 𝘄𝗮𝘀𝗻'𝘁 𝗮 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗱𝗼𝘄 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲.
see   7 Feasts Of The Lord

In some Bibles (such as the KJV) whenever they refer to the seventh-day Sabbath, it's always capitalized. When referring to non-seventh-day sabbaths, such as the sabbath days that were connected to the feasts, it's spelled with a lower case "s". In Colossians 2:16, it is spelled with a lower case "s". The sentence in verse 16 is actually continued on into verse 17. Verse 17 helps to specify which sabbaths that verse 16 refers to (...which are a shadow of things to come...). The feast days and the sabbaths connected to them were a shadow of things to come. They aren't referring to the seventh-day Sabbath in Colossians 2:16. 

The following paragraph sourced from

Colossae was a city in western Asia Minor and the Colossians were Gentiles in their frame of mind (Col 1:21, 2:13). Obviously Paul wouldn't order them to stop celebrating festivals which they, as unconverted gentiles, were not keeping to begin with. ...Paul was attacking the philosophy of asceticism in his letter to the Colossians. The Ascetic philosopy was one of self-denial in food, and clothing and other comforts of life. By shunning these comforts, the followers of asceticism created a sort of "self-humiliation" (Col 2:18)" and severity of the body" (Col 2:23). These ascetics had been criticizing the Colossian Christians for their INDULGENCE at the FESTIVALS.

The Colossians were not to let anyone judge them f𝗼𝗿 𝗸𝗲𝗲𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗴 these feasts!
Let no man judge you 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗸𝗲𝗲𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗴 these feasts and days. It is not saying that we are no longer to keep them.

Here is a very good explanation of Col 2:16 especially of what "shadow" means.

Anytime it looks like Paul is saying to get rid of the Law, he is saying one of two things:
1. get rid of the traditions and doctrines of man
2. get rid of the law of sin and death; ie. the punishment the law brings when you break it. Not to get rid of the law itself.

20. Romans 14:5 - One person considers one day more sacred; another considers all days alike

The whole context of 𝗥𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝟭𝟰 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗼𝗱. It mentions "eat" 17 times in this one chapter!! This is not about the Sabbath. It is about disputable matters involving what one eats on certain days. The Sabbath is not a "disputable" matter.

 In Romans 14, the sabbath is never mentioned. Rom 14:6 Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Whoever EATS MEAT does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God; and whoever abstains [FROM MEAT] does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God. For example, Catholics eat fish on Friday. This is a day of fasting from meat. That is the day they regard as special. This is a man-made tradition. This is the type of discussion Romans 14 is talking about.

In fact, the Sabbath is not mentioned once in the whole book of Romans! 

21. Different Laws in the NT - We are no longer under the law but are guided by the Holy Spirit

There are a few laws mentioned in the NT.

Law of God
Law of Moses
Law of Sin and Death
Law of Christ

Law of faith
Law of the Spirit

Law of righteousness

Law of commandments

Law of liberty

If Yahushua (Jesus) kept the Sabbath, and you are a follower of Him, then do you do as He did?? The Sabbath, and indeed all of God's Laws, were given for our blessing. 

Yahushua said that He kept all of Yahuah's commandments:

John 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

Galatians 3:19 Why, then, was the law given at all? It was 𝗮𝗱𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗴𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was given through angels and entrusted to a mediator.

At Mt Sinai, God spoke His Commandments, and then wrote them on stone. The sacrificial system was "𝗮𝗱𝗱𝗲𝗱" AFTER the people sinned at the Golden Calf. These 𝗮𝗱𝗱𝗲𝗱 laws existed until Yahushua came as the final sacrifice.


Paul mentions many “laws” in his writings.
It is useful to do a word study on "Law of God" vs "Law of Moses" vs "Law of Sin and Death".

How do you understand Paul when he wrote the following?
Romans 7:22  For I delight in the LAW OF GOD after the inward man
Romans 7:25 with the mind I myself serve the LAW OF GOD; but with the flesh the LAW OF SIN.
Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the LAW OF GOD, neither indeed can be.
Romans 8:2 For the LAW OF T

So the LAW OF GOD is good (that is the 10 Commandments) but the LAW OF MOSES was for a sinful people to bring them to Christ.

God runs the entire universe based on laws - laws of physics, laws of government, laws of chemistry, laws of morality
In our sinful state it is impossible for us to meet God's perfect laws. That is why we needed Yahushua to save us. But Yahushua's finished work does not delete any of Yahuah's laws! They are eternal. On what basis was Satan thrown out of heaven? He violated God's Law which existed before time began.


Law verses in Romans

Romans 2:13 For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗼𝗯𝗲𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘄 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝗰𝗹𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗲𝗼𝘂𝘀.

Romans 2:14  Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, 𝗱𝗼 𝗯𝘆 𝗻𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘄, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law.

Romans 2:15 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘄 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘀, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.)

Romans 2:27   T𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗰𝗶𝗿𝗰𝘂𝗺𝗰𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗽𝗵𝘆𝘀𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘆𝗲𝘁 𝗼𝗯𝗲𝘆𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘄 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗺𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂 who, even though you have the written code and circumcision, are a lawbreaker.

Romans 3:27  Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. Because of what law? The law that requires works? No, because of 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘄 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗮𝗶𝘁𝗵.

Romans 3:31 𝗗𝗼 𝘄𝗲, 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻, 𝗻𝘂𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘄 𝗯𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝗮𝗶𝘁𝗵? Not at all! Rather, 𝘄𝗲 𝘂𝗽𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘄.

Romans 7:12 So then, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘄 𝗶𝘀 𝗵𝗼𝗹𝘆, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗵𝗼𝗹𝘆, 𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗲𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗴𝗼𝗼𝗱.

Romans 7:14 We know that t𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘄 𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin.

Romans 7:22 For in my inner being 𝗜 𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝗚𝗼𝗱’𝘀 𝗹𝗮𝘄;

Romans 8:4 in order that 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗲𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘄 𝗺𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗯𝗲 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗺𝗲𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝘂𝘀, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Romans 8:7 The 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗴𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗹𝗲𝘀𝗵 𝗶𝘀 𝗵𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗚𝗼𝗱; 𝗶𝘁 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝘀𝘂𝗯𝗺𝗶𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗚𝗼𝗱’𝘀 𝗹𝗮𝘄, nor can it do so.

Galatians is about being saved, not about our life after salvation.
We are not saved by keeping the law.

1 Timothy 1:8 We know that 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘄 𝗶𝘀 𝗴𝗼𝗼𝗱 if one uses it properly.

James 1:25 But whoever looks intently into 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗹𝗮𝘄 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗱𝗼𝗺, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.

James 2:12 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗴𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗷𝘂𝗱𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘄 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗱𝗼𝗺,

2 Peter 3:17 Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, 𝗯𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗴𝘂𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝘀𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗺𝗮𝘆 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗯𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝗯𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘄𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 and fall from your secure position.

Revelation 15:5 After this I looked, and I 𝘀𝗮𝘄 𝗶𝗻 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗻 the temple—that is, the 𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗰𝗹𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗻𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗹𝗮𝘄—and it was opened.

God still keeps His covenant law in heaven, even if it is not kept on earth by so many of His "followers".

22. The law was our schoolmaster, we are no longer under it

Paul writes in Galatians 3:24-25 24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

When we are children we need to learn the rules. When we grow up, we keep the rules without being told. That is called maturity! Just because we have grown up does not mean that we can disobey the rules we were taught as children. If we don't continue, then we need to be taught again. Maturity is not a license to ignore what we have been taught!

So, when we are in Christ, we "fulfill", that means "keep", the law, because now we are mature in Christ and His laws are written in our hearts and are what we most naturally do.

23. Laws should not be so important for Christians

FB comment:  “I notice that adherence to laws is very important to you."

My response: Without laws there is no freedom! Laws are only offensive to those people who don't want to keep them. To everyone else they are FREEDOM - freedom from pain, accidents, death.. Just imagine driving on a highway where there are no rules/laws! Or living in a country with no laws – it is anarchy, death, uncertainly, and a fearful existence.

When learning a new subject, we are taught the rules; just like for playing a sports game. They may be difficult and frustrating to learn at the start, but without them we can go no further in learning the subject, or playing the game, It will just be a muddle and chaos. Once the rules are ingrained and part of us, then we can go on to higher levels of challenge and accomplishment. But we do not stop following the rules!!! When we master a subject or sport we no longer even think of the rules, we just do them by nature and habit.

Why are Christians so opposed to rules; that is the human nature which is in opposition to God. They want the beauty and experience of a relationship without the first step of the rules. In marriage, first is complying with the laws (of God and legal), and getting married; then comes the relationship and growing in love. But once married one keeps the rules…. out of love!!

24. Obedience to the Holy Spirit is more important than obedience to rules

FB comment - “To me my obedience to the Holy Spirit is more important, because through my obedience I build my relationship with the Lord”

My response: And what does the Holy Spirit instruct you to do? 

What is meant by "obedience"? Obedience to what exactly? Why would the Holy Spirit tell you to do something contrary to the Laws of God? The evidence that you are living in obedience to the Holy Spirit is you following God's instructions!

How do you know if you are living under grace, or out of grace?

So much of Christianity emphasizes “relationship” at the expense of truth; Yahushua said to worship in spirit AND in truth; the Jews worship in truth, Christian worship in spirit; the two must become one. That is what Yahushua said to the woman at the well. John 4:23  But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

What is born of the Spirit is spirit – God’s covenants, laws and statutes were born of God who is spirit, so that means the covenants, laws and statues are spirit (and not born of man).

25. Saturday is for the Jews only

Israel, not Judaism, was Yahuah’s idea, and still is Yahuah’s heart for His people. So yes, we are the “new Israel”, but we are still the Israel that Yahuah first planned to have (but which all people, not just the Jews, failed to follow).

Romans 11 speaks of the Gentiles being grafted into the olive tree, which is Israel (Yahuah’s plan). So we who are Gentiles are to become Israelites in the TRUE sense of the word (not as distorted and confused by man and the Jewish people). The Gentiles are grafted into the root, as also some Jews will be re-grafted in again. But the Root, Yahuah’s plan and desire for His people, is one and the same for all, Jew and Gentile.

Yahuah originally wanted His Spoken Law to be written on their heart, not on stone tablets. Now in the New Covenant, Yahuah's Law IS to be written on our hearts. This verse does not say we are not to have the Law of Yahuah, but rather that it is now to reside in our heart and not just on stone or written!!
2 Cor 3:3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.
So now Yahuah’s law is written in our heart, the same law that He gave to the Israelites as an everlasting covenant.

The Sabbath is not a “tradition” (except perhaps all the additional rules added by the Jews).

The Sabbath is a “covenant”, God’s covenant with man. A covenant is eternal.

26. Jesus Christ is my Sabbath - Lord of the Sabbath

If you are following Yahushua, then you will be following the Sabbath, because He did!! Yahushua declared that He was "Lord of the Sabbath". If there is no Sabbath anymore, then how can He be Lord of it?

Note that "there remains" a Sabbath rest, not there "was" a Sabbath rest.

27. “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath” Mark 2:27

The Sabbath is a gift, an opportunity to take a break, to rest and be renewed, a chance to turn our thoughts to the hope that lies ahead, a time to spend with Yahuah. For sure, it is made for us!! 

The Sabbath was made for "man". It is not written "the Sabbath was made for Israel or for the Jew." The word "man" included all people.

The Sabbath was made at the very beginning of time. The first full day of Adam's existence was the Sabbath. This day was Yahuah's gift to man, to Adam, right from the very beginning.

If something is made “for me” then it is “mine”.
“Made for me” does not mean that I reject it or ignore it.

The Sabbath was made for man, it is the Millennium, the wedding day of God with man.
There is so much depth in the statement “The Sabbath was made for man”.

28. The Sabbath is a rule and has nothing to do with love and cannot be written on our heart.

Yahushua said, "if you love me keep my commandments". 

𝗦𝗼 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗸𝗲𝗲𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗚𝗼𝗱’𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗶𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿.

If these commandments are written on our heart this means that we do them naturally, this is our first nature and not something that has to be drilled into us. Once a student learns the subject very, very well, it becomes part of their thinking. They no longer have to “follow rules”, because doing so is the way they think about the problems to be solved.

In fact, for a follower of Christ to NOT do the commandments means that they are going against what is written in their heart.

When Yahushua said “if you love me, keep my commandments” He was quoting from the Deut 11, and many other verses in the OT.

Psalm 119 David says many times how he loves and delights in God’s law and commandments
Ex 20:6 ; Deut 5:10, 7:9, And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗺𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗸𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝗺𝘆 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀.

Dan 9:4 keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments;

Love God and keep His commandments
𝗥𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝟭𝟯:𝟭𝟬 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗳𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘄.

John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him

John 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

1 John 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

2 John 1:6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments.

29. Days the disciples gathered for "worship"

The following verses, so often quoted, do not say that the disciples gathered for worship on the first day of the week:

Acts 20:7 And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸 𝗯𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight. Paul taught and preached.
This was not a worship service. "Breaking bread" is not worship. It indicates they had a meal together. Every meal starts with the "breaking of bread" by the head of the house. In fact, Paul spoke so long that they ate two meals! (see Acts 20:7 and 20:11) This does not mean they had communion twice in one night or that they “worshiped” twice!! Acts 20:7 "...we came together to break bread Acts 20:11 (after Eutychus falls asleep listening to Paul preach, and falls out the window) ..."then he went upstairs again and broke bread and ate." Two times in one night they "𝗯𝗿𝗼𝗸𝗲 𝗯𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱".

Acts 20:7 “And upon the first day of the week,..." The word "day" is not in the original text, The Greek words are μιᾷ τῶν σαββάτων (first of the sabbaths). This was the same day of the year as the women went to the tomb (also in those verses it only mentions σαββάτων sabaton/sabbath). This was the start of the count of the 7 weeks leading up to Pentecost. A few verses later validates this in Acts 20:16 Paul wanted to get to Jerusalem for Pentecost.
Paul was preaching and teaching, not worshiping!
For more detailed analysis of Acts 20:7, please see

1 Corinthians 16:2 – day to set aside money (no mention of church gathering on this day) The Jews have nothing to do with money on the Sabbath. So this verse proves that the first day of the week was a work day. They had not chosen Sunday as a day of worship.

A few more verses to consider:
John 20:19 – disciples gathered for fear (not for worship)!

Matthew 28:1, Mark 16:2, Mark 16:9, Luke 24:1, John 20:1 –Mary came to the tomb to embalm Yahushua, thinking He was dead (she didn’t come to worship Him)

The "day of the Lord" ”The Lord’s day” refers to a day of JUDGMENT or the day when Yahushua returns, not a day of gathering for worship.

Revelation 1:10 – John in the Spirit (no reference to the 1st day of the week). To John, the phrase "the Lord's day", referred to the Old Testament passages of the coming destruction that climaxes in the return of Christ (Isaiah 13:6, 9; Joel 1:15; 2:1, 11, 31; Amos 5:18;)
Acts 2:20  - The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood...
1 Corinthians 5:5 – Judgment day is the day of the Lord
2 Corinthians 1:14 - we are your rejoicing, even as ye also are our's in the day of the Lord Jesus (when Jesus returns)
1 Thessalonians 5:2, 2 Peter 3:10 – Day of the Lord comes as a thief in the night.

If Acts 20:7 is the only verse to use in proving that the disciples met on the first day of the week, then it is a weak point. I like to see all of all of scripture back up a belief, not just one verse.

What about these verses that says they met every day?
𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝟲 𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝟭 𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗲?

Acts 2:46 E𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝘂𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗲𝗲𝘁 together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,

Acts 5:42 𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗱𝗮𝘆, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah.

Acts 17:11 Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗱𝗮𝘆 to see if what Paul said was true.

Acts 17:17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with both Jews and God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗯𝘆 𝗱𝗮𝘆 with those who happened to be there.

Acts 19:9 But some of them 
became obstinate; they refused to believe and publicly maligned the Way. So Paul left them. He took the disciples with him and had discussions 𝗱𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘆 in the lecture hall of Tyrannus.

𝗪𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝘅𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗹𝘆 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 Yahushua 𝗱𝗶𝗱:
Matthew 26:55 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗱𝗮𝘆 I sat in the temple courts teaching, and you did not arrest me.

Mark 14:49 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗱𝗮𝘆 I was with you, teaching in the temple courts, and you did not arrest me. But the Scriptures must be fulfilled.”

Luke 19:47 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗱𝗮𝘆 he was teaching at the temple. But the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the leaders among the people were trying to kill him.

Luke 21:37 𝗘𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗱𝗮𝘆 Jesus was teaching at the temple, and each evening he went out to spend the night on the hill called the Mount of Olives,

Luke 22:53 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗱𝗮𝘆 I was with you in the temple courts, and you did not lay a hand on me. But this is your hour—when darkness reigns.”

30. Closed church buildings - the real place of worship?

The church 𝗯𝘂𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 are closed. I am not sure that YHWH (God) wanted buildings anyway!!

Yahushua (Jesus) said “Woman, believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem." John 4:21

Today we are to worship in spirit and in truth, neither in Jerusalem (at the Temple) nor at any high place (local worship place outside of Jerusalem). Israel worshiped at Jerusalem, because God wanted to teach them that there was only ONE way to God. All the nations worshiped their gods on every high hill (ie. many ways to their gods). What does that tell you about all the church buildings that dot the land and are usually the most prominent buildings? Just a thought.

We are to "assemble" in His name (Heb 10:25). The early church gathered in people's homes. The synagogues were for teaching, not places of worship. It is interesting to do a study on the word "worship" in the NT. You will find that they only place people go to "worship" is Jerusalem, and that for the Feasts of Yahuah (God).

John 12:20 And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast:

Acts 8:27  the Ethiopian eunuch] had come to Jerusalem for to worship,

Acts 24:11 [Paul speaking] You can easily verify that no more than twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship.

John 4:20 Samaritan woman] Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.”

In the OT, corporate worship happened 3 times a year, when everyone went up to Jerusalem for the Feasts of the Yahuah (God). There are many example
s of spontaneous individual worship, but corporate worship was done on the days Yahuah (God) chose.
For the rest of the time, the Levites were to teach the people Yahuah (God)'s ways. For example, Samuel went on a circuit teaching. There were no synagogues when the nation of Israel was established. Yahuah (God) had only ONE place of worship,

By the time of Yahushua, there were synagogues as places of teaching and preaching, but not as places of worship.
There is no mention of "corporate worship" (other than in Jerusalem for the feasts) in the New Testament.


In the OT, corporate worship happened 3 times a year, when everyone went up to Jerusalem for the Feasts of Yahuah (God). There are many examples of spontaneous individual worship, but corporate worship was done on the days Yahuah (God) chose.
For the rest of the time, the Levites were to teach the people Yahuah (God)'s ways. Samuel went on a circuit teaching. There were no synagogues when the nation of Israel was established. Yahuah (God) had only ONE place of worship, and the Levites were responsible for teaching the people throughout the land. Not in buildings!

By the time of Yahushua, there were synagogues as places of teaching and preaching, but not as places of worship.
There is no mention of corporate "worship" (other than in Jerusalem for the feasts) in the New Testament.

Since the time of Yahushua, we are to 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝗶𝗻 𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗶𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝘁𝗵, not "on this mountain" (high place) nor in Jerusalem. The "high places" were a stumbling block for the Israelites, and they continue to this day in the form of "churches" on every "high place" (prominent street corners) where people sing praises to "the Lord" (another word for Baal).

𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗬𝗛𝗪𝗛'𝘀 𝗺𝗼𝗱𝗲𝗹 - 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱
2 Chronicles 17:6-10
6 And his heart [King Jehoshaphat] was lifted up in the ways of Yahuah (God): moreover he took away the high places and groves out of Judah.
7 Also in the third year of his reign 𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀, even to Benhail, and to Obadiah, and to Zechariah, and to Nethaneel, and to Michaiah, 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗝𝘂𝗱𝗮𝗵.
8 And with them he sent Levites, even Shemaiah, and Nethaniah, and Zebadiah, and Asahel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehonathan, and Adonijah, and Tobijah, and Tobadonijah, Levites; and with them Elishama and Jehoram, priests.
9 𝗔𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝘁𝗮𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝗝𝘂𝗱𝗮𝗵, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘄 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗟𝗼𝗿𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗝𝘂𝗱𝗮𝗵, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗮𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲.
10 And the fear of the Lord fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were round about Judah, so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat.

This is the model of what Yahuah (God) wanted --
not high places of worship scattered throughout the land.

Note: The Israelites did think they were worshiping Yahuah (God) on the high places.
2 Chronicles 32:12 - Did not Hezekiah himself remove this god’s high places and altars, saying to Judah and Jerusalem, ‘You must worship before one altar and burn sacrifices on it’?
2 Chronicles 33:17 Nevertheless the people did sacrifice still in the high places, yet unto Yahuah (God) their God only.
2 Kings 18:22 - Sennacherib knew they worshiped Yahuah (God), and says that Hezekiah removed “His” (Yahuah (God)’s) high places. So these high places were for the worship for Yahuah (God).

How do we practically "go throughout the cities" and teach people today? May I suggest that one way is to teach via the internet (Facebook/YouTube) and use money to extend the reach of the teachings.
This is not the time to build buildings! (actually, it never was)

31. Matthew 22  - Summed up in 2 commandments

Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. ON THESE TWO COMMANDMENTS HANG ALL THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS.

Yahushua was summarizing the 10 commandments, he was NOT replacing them. He said all the law *hang on* these two.

Yahushua said "love God ... and your neighbor" (Mark 12:28-34) in response to the Scribes question of which was the greatest commandment. If Yahushua was saying that these two commands replaced the 10 Commandments, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗯𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗦𝗧𝗢𝗡𝗘𝗗 𝗛𝗶𝗺 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗽𝗼𝘁. The fact is, He was stating the summary of the 10 Commandments which everyone listening to Him knew by heart.
To "hang on" means to "hold tightly", So these two commandments hold tightly to all the law, ie the law from which they derive which was God's Law, the 10 Commandments (not the Mosaic Law, which is very different from the Law of God.)
Yahushua was quoting from Deuteronomy which gives this commandment 8 times:
Deut 6:5, 10:12, 11:1, 13, 22, 13:3, 19:9, 30:6
Yahushua was saying if you do these two commandments you will be actually doing all 10.

Why did Yahushua not mention the Sabbath in Matthew 22?

Yahushua 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝗱𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗮𝗯𝗯𝗮𝘁𝗵 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗶𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗮𝗹𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘆 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝟮 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗛𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗾𝘂𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴.

Actually in the New Testament there are 1050 commands, way more than in the Old Testament. AND many of the commands are much more difficult and demanding. For a complete list of commands in NT see

Here are the 10 Commandments in the NT. 

Genesis 26:5

Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws [Torah].

This was long before Moses.

32. The Pharisees said Yahushua was breaking the Sabbath

Only Yahushua followed the Sabbath perfectly. Don't listen to what the Pharisees said. 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘆 said He was not keeping the Sabbath, but He was keeping it perfectly. In order to fulfill the Law, Yahushua had to follow it perfectly.

The Pharisees added a lot of man-made rules to God's Laws. Follow Yahushua's example!

Yahushua (Jesus) was 𝗸𝗲𝗲𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗴 the Sabbath perfectly when he performed miracles. The Pharisees accused Yahushua of not keeping the Sabbath, but they were the ones not keeping it properly.

33. Entering into Rest

We have spiritual rest because Yahushua came. But we do not yet have physical rest. We cannot say that we have fully entered into "rest" until we have both physical and spiritual rest. And the Sabbath day of creation was pointing to the Millennial Reign of Yahushua when the earth will have rest from Satan's influence for 1000 years. That has not happened yet. The Sabbath day, which is the crowning event of creation, points to the "day" when God will have fellowship with man on earth. Until that happens, each Sabbath is a reminder and a hope for that future event.

Faith without actions is dead. There are two parts to faith - what you believe, and what you do because of that belief. If you believe that Yahushua fulfilled all the commandments (ie. that He agreed they were good and to be followed) and you do 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗱𝗼 as He did, then you are not following Him.
Our actions tell more about our beliefs than our words.

34. The Sabbath was a burden

The Sabbath is a gift, not a burden. It is a burden only for people who are more interested in their own life pursuits than in following God.

35. The Importance of The Feast days which are also sabbaths

Christianity has replaced the Feasts of the Lord with Christmas and Easter.

Many Christians will say regarding Christmas being of pagan origin, "well, that's not what it means to me". But what does it mean to God? THAT is what should concern us.

God called the Israelites an "adulterous wife" when they chased after pagan gods. This is a strongly recurrent theme in the Old Testament.
When the Israelites were at Mt. Sinai and Moses was taking too long up the mountain, the people went back to pagan idol worship but said it was to honor God. Exodus 32:5 "And when Aaron saw [the golden calf], he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, Tomorrow is a feast to the Lord." God was so angry He wanted to destroy all the Israelites.

If you think God was overreacting consider this scenario.

Your spouse cheats on you but then comes cleans, asks forgiveness and all is made right. But then during the year, your spouse surprises you with a birthday celebration, except it's not on your birthday, it is on their lover's birthday. And instead of giving you gifts that you have clearly expressed a desire for, your spouse gives you things that their lover enjoyed.. their favorite food, their favorite activities, and things that their lover would have liked. How do you feel??

If pagan traditions and symbols originate with Satan, then they have significance and meaning even if we do not know or acknowledge it.

It is worth answering this question: WHY does King Jeroboam get such a bad rap when all the kings after him were so evil? It seems like he is being blamed for everyone else’s evil ways. (The Bible states repeatedly that the kings of Israel “did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam”). What exactly were “the sins of Jeroboam.”
1 Kings 12:28-33 gives the answer. There are a number of things he instituted for worship which were in violation to what God had ordained. One of those was changing the Feast Days of the Lord (Feast of Tabernacles) to be one month later than God had ordained. Makes you wonder what God thinks of Christianity which has changed the date of Passover to Good Friday and Christ’s Resurrection (Feast of First Fruits) to Easter. And we can include Christmas as well in the list because it was a “day after man’s own choosing.”

The northern tribes of Israel changed the feast day and worshiped God in their own way. God called this evil.
Now why would God be so opposed to these changes?? After all, they were still worshiping Him.
God called this evil because He laid out His plan of salvation, pictured in His Feasts and method of worship. So for the people to change these, was in fact to change God's plan of salvation. That is why it is so evil.

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