The Sabbath Day

What day is the Sabbath? Should we keep the Sabbath? Sabbath in World LanguagesThese questions have dominated debates for years. So it is our hope and prayer that we can clearly answer these questions for you and come to a solid Biblical truth concerning the Sabbath day, throughout this website.

"Oh I don't need to keep the Sabbath day, I just need to keep the greatest commandment, 'love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind and strength'." ... Well, God gave us a special gift and set aside a specific day for us to rest and keep holy. SO DO YOU REALLY LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD?

Please Note: This isn't about the day we 'worship' God, as we should worship God every single day of the week. This is about one specific day that God has set aside and sanctified for HOLY USE.

The Sabbath day is a controversial subject in the Christian world today. But this is nothing new, as the Sabbath controversy has been raging for thousands of years. The 'Great Controversy' between Christ and Satan has been a long battle, and what has this battle been over? Worship! Satan wants the worship and adoration that only belongs to God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son. And while he is happy that the majority of the world is entertained by sin, he hates seeing Christians worshiping God alone and keeping the law of His universal government.

Just think about this for a moment: The fact that the Son of God had to come and die, due to man's transgression, gives unmistakable proof that the moral law of God cannot be changed. And those who seek to use the sacrifice of Christ as a means to sin and do away with God's holy law, or to change one of it's sacred precepts, will be held accountable by God, more than if Christ had never come!

There is only ONE day that God has ever 'sanctified' and 'blessed', and that is the 7th day Sabbath (called Saturday). Do you realize that the 1st day of the week (Sunday) has NEVER been blessed or sanctified by God? That's right! There is not one scripture verse which gives any special significance to the first day of the week, not one! And Jesus is NOT the 'Lord of the 1st day' or 'Lord of any day'. No. Jesus is 'Lord of THE SABBATH.' It is man who has 'replaced' the 7th day Sabbath, not God. So who are you going to follow? God or man?

If a doctor made an 'appointment' with you for Monday, would you go on Tuesday? No! He would not see you then!

You see, God has set an 'appointed time' to meet with us each week. An appointed time wherein He is wanting to bestow a rich blessing upon us. And if we miss this special appointed time, then we miss out on the rich blessing. And what is that appointed time? It is the 7th day Sabbath. The only day of the week that God specifically set aside for holy use (Genesis 2:3; Exodus 20:8-11). And what did Jesus confirm concerning the 7th day Sabbath? It was 'made FOR man' (Mark 2:27). Which means we are to gain a blessing from it. But not from any day of the week. From the sepcific day that God 'blessed', to be a blessing for us - the 7th day of the week (our Saturday today).

Isaiah 58:13-14 ...'If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.'

The Bible does not say that Jesus is "Lord of the 1st day", neither does it say Jesus is "Lord of any day we choose." The Bible says Jesus is "Lord of THE SABBATH."

Genesis 2:3 ...'And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.'

Exodus 20:11 ...'For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.'

The Sabbath A 'SIGN'

Revelation 14:6-7 ...'And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.'

Exodus 31:13-17 ...'Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you. Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you ... Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord ... Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.'

The seventh day Sabbath is a sign. It is a sign of what God is to us. The Sabbath is a sign that we worship the creator of heaven and earth. It is a day that points us to creation and the one true God of the universe.

The Sabbath is also a sign that our Heavenly Father and His Son are everything to us and that we acknowledge the Word of God as supreme over all other. While the world follows after the commandments and traditions of men, keeping the 1st day (Sunday) as the Sabbath, of which there is no scriptural authority, God's remnant people follow the LORD alone, and the Sabbath is a sign of this relationship between God and His people.

The 7th day Sabbath is a sign of God's completed work in us through Christ. It means that we have completely surrendered our lives to Christ and have been 'sanctified by the truth' (John 17:17) and the faith of Jesus (Rev.14:12) is being lived out in our lives (Galatians 2:20). This is what Revelation 14 is all about - the seal of God verses the mark of the beast. Revelation 14:1-5 says that those who receive the seal (the 'Father's name') are those who 'follow Christ wheresoever He goeth.' Those who receive the mark follow man and his traditions. And the law of God stands as a 'WITNESS' FOR those who have truly been sanctified in Christ, with the Sabbath being that 'sign' of a life that has been surrendered to God and His completed work in that person through Christ. But the law will 'witness' AGAINST those who follow man instead of Christ.

The final call is going out to the world (Revelation 14:6-12) to turn back to the one true God and to worship Him who made heaven and earth - the one who set aside and blessed a specific day for us to keep holy, the 7th day (our Saturday). But Satan wants to keep the world bound up in the 'traditions of men' (Matthew 15:3), and ultimately cause the world to worship him, instead of Jehovah.

This is a vital issue friend, and I pray that you will allow the Lord to teach you His truth as you search through this website. Do not be influenced by man, or even us. But compare what you read with scripture and let the Spirit of God show the way. May you be richly blessed as you allow God to lead you in the truth.