THE 7th DAY SABBATH

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There are controversial subjects that the main stream Christian churches, have ignored for over 1500 years. One of them, is The Ten
Commandments, including The Seventh Day Sabbath. Many believe that they have been done away with, or changed. You may decide
after reading this. In the fourth century A.D. the Christian Church took a left turn. King Constantine changed The 7th Day  Sabbath
worship to the first day of the week.

Keeping The Sabbath and The Ten Commandments is NOT unto salvation. Modeling your life after them, will show your love, and
obedience to Yahweh. Your rewards in heaven, maybe based on  that. Yahshua said “ If you love Me, Keep My Commandments“. (John

This document is not linked to any one, denomination, although there are many denominations that keep the Commandments and the
Sabbath with many millions of followers. The writings here, will prove the validity of The Commandments and The Sabbath. This will be
done by showing scriptures that don’t have to be interpreted, which will stand on their own.

Vague scriptures are choosen, by people who are inclined to put their own spin on them. Most of the scriptures given, are after
Yahshua was crucified. The reason is: many are taught and believe that The 10 Commandments, and The Seventh Day Sabbath, were
nailed to the cross.(Col 2:14) They fail to realize that the 613 Laws and ordinances of Moses were a burden and kept Israel under
bondage. Those were the laws that were symbolically nailed to the cross. The 10 Commandments are not grievous. (1 John 5:2,3) Or a

(Luke 23:56) The women rested on The Sabbath, according to The Commandment. (After His death.) (Mark 16:1) When The Sabbath was
past, the women brought spices to the tomb.   
(Acts 13:14,15) Paul went into a synagogue on The Sabbath. (Acts 13:27) The Law and the Prophets were read Every Sabbath.
(Acts 14:42 The Gentiles begged the Apostles to preach to them on the next Sabbath.

(Acts 13:44 Almost the whole city came to hear the word of Yahweh on The Sabbath  (Acts 16:13) The Apostles went out of the city on The
Sabbath, and preached to the women. (Acts 17:2) Paul went into a synagogue and preached for Three Sabbaths to the Thessalonians.

Paul preached in Corinth’s synagogue Every Sabbath to the Israelites and Greeks. (Acts 18:4,11) Paul continued there for a year and a
half, teaching the Word of Yahweh. (That would amount to 78 Sabbaths.)Yahshua said “The Sabbath was made for mankind and not
mankind for The Sabbath.”Therefore Yahshua, is master of The Sabbath. (Mark 2:27)

(Matthew 12:8) Yahshua said, “He is Master of The Sabbath Day.”
(Hebrews 13:8) “Yahshua Messiah is the same yesterday, and today, and for ever. ”
(Acts 1:12) The Apostles returned to Jerusalem, from a Sabbaths Day journey.

(Isaiah 58:13,14)Yahweh said, “If you turn away your foot from The Sabbath. From doing your own pleasure on My Holy Day, and call The
Sabbath a delight. The Holy Day of Yahweh Honorable, and Shall honor Him, not doing your own ways. Nor finding your own pleasure,
nor speaking your words. Then you shall delight yourself in Yahweh.”

(Romans 10:12)  There is no difference between Israelites and Greeks. (Gentiles) The same Lord Over all, is rich unto all that call upon
(Heb 4:9,10,11) “Therefore, there remains A Rest for the people of Yahweh. For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased
from his works, as Yahweh did from His. Therefore be diligent to enter That Rest, lest anyone fall after the example of disobedience”

“One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike” (Romans 14:5) It doesn’t say anything, about The
Sabbath, 10 Commandments resting, or The law. These are the type of vague scriptures that people use, to put on their own spin. They
will try to refute, all the many scriptures, that prove the truth.

The Apostle Paul said “For I speak to you Gentiles; in as much as I am an Apostle to the Gentiles. I magnify my ministry” (Romans 11:13)
The Gentiles were mentioned about 100 Times in the New Testament. Most of the people, Paul preached to were Gentiles.
Would it not make sense, that he would have taught them that The Law and The
Sabbath were done away with? As it was, the Gentiles craved his preaching on The Sabbath.

Today’s church reasoning for changing to Sunday worship is: The Apostles came together on that first day of the week to break bread,
and Paul preached to Them.  (Acts 20:7)  Paul said nothing about change that was ever noted in the Bible. As far as we know, the
scriptures show that Paul preached on Sunday only once.

Theologians say, “ We keep Sunday because, Yahshua rose on that day.” Again, no authority to change it. In Daniel’s prophesy (Daniel 9:
26,27) This was a double prophecy. In 26 it talks about the 70
weeks (plural) Prophecy, when Yahshua was to be cut off (killed). In 27 it
talks about the sacrifices ending in the middle of the
week that He was cut off. The Messiah was the Sacrificial Lamb.

The Bible week has always been seven days, and the middle of the week we now call Wednesday. Do the math, Wednesday afternoon:
to Saturday afternoon, is three days, and three nights, just as Messiah predicted. (Matthew 12:40) The Israelites wanted Yahshua taken
off the cross that afternoon, after He died. It was preparation day for the High Sabbath. The first day of Passover is a High Sabbath,
(John 19:31) and no work is to be done.

There were Two Sabbaths in that week: Thursday, Saturday and a preparation day for each one. The Apostles and the women, didn’t visit
the tomb again, until Sunday morning. It was dark when they arrived, and no one witnessed the Messiah’s resurrection. (John 20:1)

That morning: two people were walking, when Yahshua came upon them and asked, what they were talking about? One said: “Are you a
stranger? The Messiah was crucified, and this is the third day this was done.” (Luke 24:17-21)

Remember, a day, is still a day and a night, which is 24 hours. The following explanation ties it all together. “ When Yahshua was risen,
early the first day of the week, He appeared to Mary.” (Mark 16:9) Punctuations were not added to the Bible until the 9th century A.D. In
the 1611 Bible edition, the comma was put after early.

In the modern day Bible, it was put after the word week. Apparently those translators weren’t inspired of  Elohim. When the comma is
put after the word risen. This proves that all the factual evidence shows. Yahshua Messiah had already risen just before sun down on
Saturday night. In the Bible and Israelite tradition, sun down to sun down is a day.

Would the Messiah be resurrected in the dark, when the Bible compares it to evil?(John 3:19,20) Would the Messiah be resurrected on
a day that the pagans were worshiping the sun god on pagan Easter Sunday? Or would Yahshua be resurrected on a day that was
Sanctified, Blessed, Hallowed, and written in stone by our Creator Elohim? Not a difficult choice.

The Sabbath is the Fourth Commandment, and the last book of the Bible says. Keep The Father's  10 Commandments,  (Revelations 12:
17- 14:12- 22:14) Yahshua and the Apostles kept them. There are no scriptures or authority in the Bible, that changes the 7th Day
Sabbath for another, or eliminates it.

They say, the days of the week have been changed over the centuries. Not so, only the dates have been changed. An example is the
leap year, we change only the date and not the days of the week. The Israelites have never lost sight of The 7th Day Sabbath. (Romans 3:

Some say: “We can keep any day we want for The Sabbath. Yahweh was very emphatic on which day, and how The Sabbath is to be kept.
Yahweh said. “Remember
THE Seventh Day, not A seventh day. “There remains a rest for the people of Yahweh: for he who has entered
His rest, has also ceased from his works, as Yahweh did from His” (Heb 4:9-11)

The following can’t be emphasized enough.Yahweh said three times in the Old Testament,and three times in the New. “If you love Me.
You will Keep The Commandments.”(Exodus 20:6) (Deuteronomy 5:10) (Nehemiah 1:5) (John 11:15) ( 1 John 5:2,3)

Some won’t accept all Bible teaching, you have to make a decision. The Big problem for most, is That Sabbath. “Why should I give up:
Friday night T.V, or the movies, Saturday swap meets, shopping, or the beach after? I have work, and things to do on Saturdays. I would
have to change my whole life style. Just because the CREATOR of the Universe: inspired words to be written down, in a book thousands
of years ago, called the Bible.

“Be doers of the WORD, and not hearers, only deceiving Yourselves.” (James 1:22) Why do I keep the Sabbath? Because it's a day that I
can show Yahweh that I love Him. You May say that you can love Him everyday, which is true. Yahweh said "If you love Me, keep the
Command -ments", and Honor Him on the Sabbath Day. (Isa 58:13)

There are people that worship Yahweh on Sunday, which is any day you can worship Him. The  problem is that Yahweh did not sanctify it
or make it a Holy Day to Honor Him for His Creation work.

People want to keep the sabbath on Sunday, because their preacher told them to.  When you get right down to it. It started at the
seminary, but even before that, it started around the fourth century. We all know that the Catholic Church changed the Sabbath to the
first day of the week.

What I can't figure out is why they don't believe the Bible. The apostle Paul in Acts preached over 80 times on the Seventh Day Sabbath.
The Protestants have protested the Catholic churches doctrines, so why do they keep following their doctrines?  I wish that someday
they would wake up and smell the roses.  Actually, I mean when they start reading the Bible.


Do not withhold good from those whom it is due.  When it is in the power of your hand to do so.  Do not say to your neighbor go and
come back, and tomorrow I will give it when you have it with you.  The Lord said to give attention to my words incline your ear to my
sayings.  Do not let them depart from your eyes keep them in the middle of your heart, for they are life to those who find them and
health to all their flesh.  Put away from you, a deceitful mouth and put perverse lips far from you, let your eyes look straight ahead.  And
your eyelids look right before you. Ponder the path of your feet and let all your ways be established do not turn to the right or the left.  
Remove your foot from evil. (Proverbs 4:20-27)

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