Remember the Sabbath

Written by David Ben-Ariel

Did you ever stop to think why Christians keep Sunday? Did they get it fromrepparttar Bible? Is there a clear-cut command that says, "Thou shalt keep Sunday?" Why did Jesus worship on Saturday? Was it only because He was a good Jew? Or does it go beyond that? Does it make any difference which day we observe, as long as we keep one day in seven? What doesrepparttar 148641 Bible actually say? "And onrepparttar 148642 seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested onrepparttar 148643 seventh day....Then God blessedrepparttar 148644 seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from allrepparttar 148645 work He had created and made" (Gen. 2:2- 3).

Go grab a calendar. See which day isrepparttar 148646 seventh day and then you'll knowrepparttar 148647 Biblical Sabbath. And remember, GOD GAVE MANKINDrepparttar 148648 gift ofrepparttar 148649 Sabbath from creation. Adam and Eve weren't Jewish! And yet God expected them to rememberrepparttar 148650 seventh day Sabbath as a memorial of creation.

When we assemble on our God-given Sabbath, we know we're worshippingrepparttar 148651 King of Creation. Any other "sabbath" is simply man-made! The Great Creator God only blessedrepparttar 148652 seventh day with His Presence, and therefore set it apart as special. We shouldn't accept any cheap imitations or substitutes, whether it'srepparttar 148653 Muslim Friday or traditional Sunday!

Since mankind lost or neglectedrepparttar 148654 truth about God's Sabbath,repparttar 148655 Creator chose to reveal it again when He was inrepparttar 148656 process of making Israel into His Servant-Nation. God instructed them, in order that they could teach others: "Rememberrepparttar 148657 Sabbath day to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, butrepparttar 148658 seventh day isrepparttar 148659 Sabbath ofrepparttar 148660 LORD your God. In it you shall do no work.... For in six daysrepparttar 148661 LORD maderepparttar 148662 heavens andrepparttar 148663 earth,repparttar 148664 sea, and all that is in them, and restedrepparttar 148665 seventh day. Thereforerepparttar 148666 LORD blessedrepparttar 148667 Sabbath day and hallowed it" (Ex. 20:8-11).

Notice: God claimsrepparttar 148668 Sabbath as His. He doesn't refer to it asrepparttar 148669 "Jewish Sabbath." Though it became known as that to distinguish it fromrepparttar 148670 various pagan days of worship (Ga. 4:10). "The Lord's day" was meant for all mankind to enjoy and appreciate (Mat. 12:8; Isa. 56:6). Andrepparttar 148671 early Church, composed of both Jews and Gentiles, did celebraterepparttar 148672 proper Sabbath together for over THREE HUNDRED YEARS! That's longer thanrepparttar 148673 U.S. has known independence!

When GODrestoredrepparttar 148674 Sabbath to Israel, it wasrepparttar 148675 same SEVENTH DAY SABBATH instituted at Creation. It wasn't changed to a different day. And its purpose remainedrepparttar 148676 same: to revealrepparttar 148677 CREATOR and commemorate His majestic works of art!

Jesus honored His Father by keeping God's commandments. The fourth commandment is to rememberrepparttar 148678 Sabbath day. Christ didn't forgetrepparttar 148679 importance of attending Sabbath services (Lk. 4:16) - NEVER ON A SUNDAY- andrepparttar 148680 apostle Paul encourages us to avoidrepparttar 148681 habit of skipping Church services (Heb. 10:25). After all, it is a commanded assembly (Lev. 23:3) that offers us a chance to better understandrepparttar 148682 Scriptures (Acts 19:8). Why miss out?

God-Beings in the Making!

Written by David Ben-Ariel

Jesus was sent to Earth to deliver a Message to mankind. A startling message from Outer Space -repparttar third Heaven - from our CREATOR GOD. A correct understanding of what that REVELATION is -repparttar 148640 one and only true Gospel - separates God's Church from all others, and exaltsrepparttar 148641 pure religion above every false way! (John. 17:17).

There is only one way to enter God's Kingdom - and that is through Christ! (Acts 4:12). He isrepparttar 148642 Key that unlocks God's Royal House,repparttar 148643 Open Door torepparttar 148644 Universe,repparttar 148645 Gateway to Eternity,repparttar 148646 Immortal Pioneer who has ledrepparttar 148647 way! All other ways are dead ends and will self-destruct (John. 10:1).

GOD IS REPRODUCING HIMSELF! That'srepparttar 148648 glorious Good News that Jesus boldly proclaimed! The Gospel ofrepparttar 148649 KINGDOM OF GOD announcesrepparttar 148650 GOD KINGDOM: a Spirit-Born Kingdom of God-Beings! A Royal Family that we can enter! (Rev. 3:21). A Divine Family that will administer God's Government throughoutrepparttar 148651 universe and eternity! (Isa. 9:7; Dan. 7:18).

God became man, so man could become God! (John. 1:14; Matt. 10:25). Mankind has been created afterrepparttar 148652 GODKIND, and after a life of conversion, of changing forrepparttar 148653 better, of going throughrepparttar 148654 process of purification (becoming more God-like, more Christ-like, more Kingdom-like) we can be BORN AGAIN BY A RESURRECTION - just like Jesus was,repparttar 148655 firstborn of MANY brethren! (Rom. 1:4; 8:29). Presently, we're far too human, but soon we're to be transformed into glorious, immortal Spirit! (John. 10:34-35; Ephes. 4:24). This is what Jesus told Nicodemus,repparttar 148656 Jewish religious leader. He didn't beat aroundrepparttar 148657 bush, He got straight torepparttar 148658 point and told him: "You must be born again!" (John. 3:3).

Jesus elaborated on this bombshell, seeing Nicodemus was dumbstruck (just like so many religious people today!), and explained that if your parents are flesh and blood humans, it's only natural that you're also human. "That which is born ofrepparttar 148659 flesh IS flesh." You're nothing more or less. Kind after kind (Gen. 1:27). And if you're born again by a Spirit-composed GOD, it's only supernatural that you'll become a Spirit-composed God! "That which is born ofrepparttar 148660 Spirit IS Spirit" (John 3:3-8). Human-beings can become GOD-BEINGS! But first we must be BORN AGAIN!

Unless we're born again - by a RESURRECTION - we can't even see or enter God's Royal Family! The apostle Paul clearly taughtrepparttar 148661 same as Jesus: "And as we have bornerepparttar 148662 image ofrepparttar 148663 earthy (flesh and blood), we shall also bearrepparttar 148664 image ofrepparttar 148665 heavenly (Spirit). Now this I say, brethren, FLESH AND BLOOD CANNOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD...but we shall all be CHANGED... raised incorruptible... and...put on immortality" (I Cor. 15:48-53). When will mortals become immortal? (Proving we're not now!). When will we change our composition and character? "...atrepparttar 148666 last trump" (vs.52) - NOT during this life, but at Christ's Coming and our resurrection (Rev. 11:15; 20:6)! How plain and simple!

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