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With your Thirsty hearts, and Let’s Drink The  life Giving Water(Word of God). " Whoever drinks the water that I will give him will become in him a spring which will provide him with life-giving water and give him eternal life"John 4:13-                                Where is The Place of My 4th Commandment in your Heart?


WHERE IS THE PLACE OF MY 4TH  COMMANDMENT IN THE CHURCH OF TODAY ? ,  SAYS The  Lord !


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Dear brethren, let us together through the light of the Holy Spirit, try  to find out what the LORD GOD is trying to call our attention to here! Let us pray that He will open our minds through His  LOGOS(written word), and His Rhema(verbal word)  to understand

How Fast does your Heart Beat, to quicken you obey  the voice( word ) of God  when the Holy Spirit Convicts you of the Truth to be obeyed?

 

The bible says: Let us go up the hill of the LORD, to the TEMPLE of Israel’s God, He will TEACH us what He WANTS us to do; we will WALK in the PATHS He has CHOSEN. For the LORD’S Teaching comes from Jerusalem; from Zion he speaks to His  PEOPLE” Isaiah 2:3.

So, let us all raise our thirsty hearts up his throne(Temple) and drink his word-the life giving water.

                                            


The 4th Commandment Deals Essentially With God’s Sabbath Rest on the 7th Day of the Week!

 What  is this 4th commandment saying?:

 

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it Holy. Six days you shall labour and do all your works; but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the lord your God; in it:

You shall not work.

You or your son.

Or your daughter.

Or your maidservant.

Or your cattle.

Or the sojourner who is within your gates; for six days the Lord made  heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and RESTED on the SEVENTH DAY; therefore, the Lord BLESSED the SABBATH and HALLOWED it  (Exodus 20: 8-11).

 

So, Firstly, What is The Meaning Of The Word “Sabbath Rest”And When Did It Begin!

 

THE BIBLE PRESENTS TO US SABBATH REST IN THREE

DIMENSIONS:

 

I) God’s Sabbath rest of physical Creation(Genesis 2:1-3, Exodus 20:8-11).

II) God’s Sabbath rest in redemption(Hebrew 4:8-11).

III) Ceremonial Sabbaths( Leviticus 16:29:31, Numbers 29:1-2, Numbers 28:26-30)

 

These three Sabbaths never are the same, so long as there shall exist a man and a God as the creator. We have God’s Sabbath rest of physical creation, moving us to rest from our physical works of our hands just as God rested from His.

We also have God’s Sabbath rest in redemption, moving us into God’s spiritual rest in all our works (physical and spiritual) Mathew 11:20-30.

And also ceremonial Sabbaths, which were temporal.

 

GOD’S SABBATH REST FROM PHYSICAL CREATION (Genesis 2:1-3, Exodus 8:1-11)

To this the Bible says, “ In the beginning, when God created the universe,the earth was formless and desolate. The raging ocean that covered everything was engulfed in total darkness, and the power of God was moving over the water.

Then God commanded, ‘Let there be light from the darkness, and he named the light ‘Day’ and the darkness ‘Night’:

Evening passed and morning came that was the first day…. Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work, which he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his works which he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all his works which he had done in creation Genesis 1: 1-31).

 Therefore Biblically, Sabbath-rest owes its origin from God. And as the text illustrates, a day begins from sunset to sunset, and not from mid-night.

 God’s last works of creations was on the 6th day, with the creation of man as it is written: Let us make man in our image…And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day ( Genesis 1:26-31, 2:1-3).

Therefore, after the creation of man on the sixth day, He rested on the 7th day, and sanctified it. Adam thus, began his life with the Sabbath. He began his first day on earth, by sanctifying God as the creator of everything before sin ever came in. It was to be everlasting (Isaiah 65:23) whether man sinned or not.

 

So, here comes the origin of the word Sabbath-Rest from our works. It is, therefore, a rest in the physical works and not Spiritual works. Spiritual work or service unto the Lord continues forever. If God was to cease or rest from His Spiritual works, then He would have ceased to be God, and everything would have ceased from existing.

 So, there is nothing as spiritual rest to mean ceasing from Spiritual works in the world under the sun and beyond. Spiritual service unto the Lord is a continuous process forever.

So please, don’t get confused with working in spiritual rest, which is labouring spiritually and physically but resting in the Lord of glory who does everything, to physical resting from the labours of our hands. That is to say, service unto the Lord from a position of victory or glory.

The saints in heaven render spiritual service of adoration and worship to God day and night from a position of glory as it is written:

Round the throne was twenty -four thrones, and clad in white garments with golden crowns upon their heads. From the throne issue fl ashes of Lightening and before the throne burn seven torches of fire, which are the seven Spirits of God; and before the throne there is as it were a sea of glass, like crystal.

And round the throne, on each of the throne are four living creatures, full of eyes in front and behind: the first living creature like a lion, the second living creature like an ox, the third living creature with face of a man, and the fourth living creature like a flying eagle.

And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all round and within, and day and night, they never cease to sing, ‘holy, holy, holy”, is the Almighty, who was and is and is to come!’

And when ever the living creatures give glory and honour and thanks to Him who is seated on the throne, who lives for ever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne, singing, 'worthy art thou, our lord and God, to receive glory, honour, and power, for thou didst create all things, and by thy will they existed and were created (Revelation 4: 4-11).

 

These are all Holy heavenly beings in everlasting spiritual work Service” to the Lord. The saints, who lost their physical bodies as they left the world under the sun, continue the same spiritual services unto the Lord, in the spiritual world underneath the altar as it is written:

 

"When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the alter the souls of those who had been slain for the Word of God and for the witness they had borne; they cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before thou wilt judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell upon the earth.

Then they were each given a white robe and told to rest a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren should be complete, who were to be killed, as they themselves had been" (Revelation 6: 9-11).

Here are saints who after their victory over Satan, went to continue serving the Lord from a position of glory. Spiritual service unto the Lord therefore remains forever and forever, here and beyond. Therefore, two camps exist:

We either render acceptable spiritual services from a position of rest unto the Lord here and beyond; and enjoy Spiritual everlasting life in the kingdom of God,

or we render spiritual services to Satan in disobedience to God, and suffer spiritual everlasting death here and beyond in the lake of fire.

We therefore see that the word Sabbath-rest originated from God, resting from His physical works of creation. He passed this unto us and commanded us to:

" Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it Holy. Six days you shall labour and do all your works; but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the lord your God; in it: You shall not work.

You or your son. 

Or your daughter. 

Or your maidservant. 

Or your cattle. 

Or the sojourner who is within your gates; for six days the Lord made  heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore, the Lord blessed the Sabbath and hallowed it (Exodus 20: 8-11).

 

The Bible further adds : Moreover also I gave them my Sabbath to be a sign between me and them that they might know that I am the one who sanctify them (Ezekiel 20: 120).

Through sins from Adam and Eve, man is disobeying God and rejecting His only command that reveals Him as the creator of everything; and therefore excluding himself from being in God who is the origin and end of everything.

God remains firm and is insisting that, to be part of His people, and for Him to be fully satisfied with us, we must obey this commandment as He emphasizes :

 

" And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord, to minister to Him, to love the name of the Lord, and to be his servants, every one who keeps the SABBATH, and does not profane it and hold fast to my covenant these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my alter; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all people (Isaiah 56: 6-7).

 

When did we, foreigners become part of God’s people? Certainly through our Lord Jesus Christ in the New Testament. If so then:

 

1) Who are we to consciously reject this commandment of God, and claim to be one of His people?

2) Who are we to consciously reject this commandment, and claim that He receives our Prayers, fasting, etcetera, with a pleasing heart?

 

Yes, the rest of the Church has for long been walking in God’s permissive will on the issue of His Holy day (the 7th day -Saturday) and not the 1st day (Sunday). ‘‘You must now get into my perfect will,” says the Lord God Almighty.

Our obligation is to seek and obey what God commands and not what He permits. Th ere are things that He will just permit because of the hardness of our hearts. Th e Lord Jesus said:

For your hardness of hearts, Moses accorded you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not (Mathew 19:8).

If we want to do God’s perfect will, we must verify what He commanded from the beginning in Genesis.

 

THE CALL FOR THE KEEPING OF GOD’ S COMMANDMENTS AND THE FAITH IN JESUS.

 

To this the Bible says:

Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were Loud voices in heaven saying, ‘‘the power to rule over the world belongs now to our Lord and his messiah, and he will rule forever and ever!

The time has come to reward your servants, the prophets, and all your people, all who worship you, great and small alike. God’s Temple in heaven was opened, and the covenant Box was seen there” (Rev. 11: 15-19).

 

WHAT IS IN THE COVENANT BOX?

The Bible says, The same words he had written the first time, the Ten Commandments. Which the Lord had spoken to you on the mountain … Then I turned and came back from the mountain, and put the Tablets in the Box which I had made; and there, they are, as the Lord commanded me (Deuteronomy 10: 4-5. Exodus 26: 33- 34. Exodus 25:21).

 This covenant Box in the Old Testament was sealed with the Blood of animals, and the sealing in the New Testament was done with the blood of Jesus. In the covenant Box are God’s Natural Laws:

The Ten Commandments on which the entire Bible owes its expansion. That is to say, the whole Bible rotates around the Ten Commandments. We see this covenant Box coming with God from His Temple as He appears for the rapture and destruction:

Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the Ark of Covenant was seen within His temple; and there were flashes of lightning, voices, peals of thunder, and earthquake, and heavy hail” (Revelation 11:19).

 

The Lord God Almighty says: keep justice, and do righteousness, for soon my salvation will come and my deliverance be revealed. Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who holds it fast, who keeps the SABBATH, not profaning it and keeps his hands from doing evil( Isaiah 56:1-2).

 

Brethren, this text concerns the Lord’s coming for the rapture. We asked this question to all believers in Christ:

where is the place of His 4th Commandment concerning the sanctification of His Holy day the Sabbath, which is the 7th day that falls on Saturday and not on Sunday the 1st day?

We do not mean the ‘‘7th day Adventist ’as we can overhear the devil making his suggestions to you, because we have never been one of them, but are testifying that they are right on this point. What we mean here is the 4th commandment of God “It is written”!

This command came into force even before man sinned in Eden, as it is written:

By the seventh day God finished what he had been doing and stopped working. He blessed the seventh day and set it apart as a special day, because by that day He had completed his creation and stopped working (Genesis 2:1-3).

Thus it is everlasting and will continue in the heavens and earth to come, for the Bible says:

 “For as the new heavens and new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, says the Lord; so shall your descendants and your name remain.From Sabbath to Sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before me says, the Lord( Isaiah 66:22-24).

To this the Bible adds,

“ …Observe the Sabbath  between me and the people of Israel that in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed( Exodus 31:17).

Is this spiritual blindness or hypocrisy? Has God ceased to be the maker of heaven and earth? If no, why then has the Sabbath which is a sign of this been changed? When you dare ask this question to any believer, the violent responds and manipulations you will receive will seem as if you must have shaken a swamp of bees to fall on your head.

Brethren, the highest category of wild demons have been put to hold the saints in spiritual blindness on this commandment. It is very unfortunate that, we have been blinded to this Biblical emphasis that says:

 “For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all of it. For he who said, “Do not commit adultery,” said also, “Do not kill.” If you do not commit adultery but do kill (or profane the seventh day), you have become a transgressor of the Law”(James 2:10-12).

Reading through the writings of this prominent man of God that I very much respect-Prof. Zacharias Tanee Fomum, I came across this :

It will be\ good for a person who is working 18 hours or more hours a day to take one day in the week to rest and to concentrate on prayers and other things that help to deepen knowledge of the Lord. The seventh day is the Lord’s day-to be spent in His presence and for His glory(The Art of Working hard page 87).

Apostle John writes, I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day and I heard  behind me a loud voice (Revelation 1:10).

 

 The following Biblical illustrations further demonstrate the exactitude of the seventh day−Saturday:

 

1st DAY = SUNDAY, “And there was evening and there was morning first day(Genesis 1:5,Luke 24:1,Mark 16: 2)

2nd DAY = MONDAY, “And there was evening and there was morning second day” (Genesis 1:8)

3rd DAY = TUESDAY, And there was evening and there was morning third day” (Genesis 1:13)

4th DAY = WEDNESDAY,And there was evening and there was morning fourth day (Genesis 1: 19)

5th DAY = THURSDAY,And there was evening and there was morning firth day (Genesis 1: 23)

6th DAY = FRIDAY, “And there was evening and there was morning sixth day (Genesis 1:31, Luke 23: 54,)

7th DAY = SATURDAY, “And there was evening and there was morning seventh day (Genesis 2: 1-3, Mark 16:1-2, Luke 23:56)


The Origin of naming of days was inspired by Roman pagan worship of gods:

Sunday=Latin - Dies Solis ("Sun's Day", 'Sole' was the Roman sun-god)

Monday=Latin - Dies Lunis ("Moon's Day", Luna was the name of their moon-goddess)

Tuesday= Latin - Dies Martis ("Mars' Day", the Romans named this day after Marte, their god of war. Marte = Mars)

Wednesday=Latin - Dies Mercurii ("Mercury's Day", was named after their god Mercury)

Thursday= Latin -Dies Jovis ("Jupiter's Day" was named after the Roman chief-god Jupiter)

Friday= Latin = Dies Veneris ("Venus' Day", this day was honored to the Roman love-goddess, 'Venus')

Saturday
=Latin - Dies Saturni ("Saturn's Day" was named after the Roman god Saturn, father of the roman chief-god Jupiter)


This is the order of weekly days according to God’s creation. Jesus lived under the Roman calendar, for the Jewish 1st day of the week was Roman Sunday or day of the Sun. And the Jewish 7th day of the week was Roman Saturday or day of Saturn.

Anyone who therefore consciously profanes this day in the works of his hands, which is not that of saving lives from Satan’s pit of death, will not have anything profitable. He may seemingly think to be profiting or earning his wages, but in reality he will lose it double in one way or the other. God will blow it off double for the Bible say:

 "Eat it today, for today is a Sabbath to the Lord; today you will not find it in the field. Six days you shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is a Sabbath, there will be none!

On the seventh day some of the people went out to gather, and they found none. And the Lord said to Moses, How long do you refuse to keep my commandments and my laws?

See! the Lord has given you the Sabbath, therefore on the sixth day He gives you bread for two days; remain every one of you in His place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day”( Exodus 16:25-29)

 

Equally in the Old Testament, when God ordered the people for a Sabbath of their land on the 7th year, not working it but allowing it to rest, He promised to bless them double on the 6th year as it is written:

“And if you say, ‘What shall we eat in the seventh year, if we may not sow or gather in our crop?’ I will command my blessings upon you in the sixth year, so that it will bring forth fruit for three years.” When you sow in the eighth year, you will be eating old produce; until the ninth year, when its produce comes in, you shall eat the old "(Leviticus 25:20-23).

 

We know that whatever thing we are doing today to earn our living, is our farm, and God ask us to rest it on the seventh day of the week. We may equally ask the question, what will we eat on the seventh day? God says, He will double in abundance from the 1st to the 6th day. No one should doubt the fact that, it is God who blesses, and not our strength.

The fourth commandment concerning God’s Sabbath: “Remember the Sabbath day and Keep it Holy”, must therefore be obeyed for our good.

To eliminate this commandment is in fact not only rejecting God as the creator as we have earlier said, but also depriving ourselves of one of the greatest benedictions of God as the Sabbath is everlasting for the Bible says:

 “Just as the new earth and the new heavens will endure by my power, so your descendants and your name will endure. On every New Moon Festival and every Sabbath, people of every nation will come to worship me here in Jerusalem’’, says the Lord.

‘‘As they leave, they will see the death bodies of those who have rebelled against me. The worms that eat them will never die, and the fire that burns them will never be put out. The sight them will be disgusting to all mankind (Isaiah 66: 22-23). Our Lord

Jesus Christ clarifies us more on this when he said as regards his coming:

Pray to God that you will not have to run away during the winter or on a Sabbath”(Matthew 24: 20)”. Which Sabbath then, if we claim he had nailed it on the cross?

The Bible further says this about Jesus:

And He came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and He went to the synagogue, as His custom was on the Sabbath day (Luke 4: 16).

What did Jesus Christ mean when, he said:

The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath; so the Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath?” (Mark 2: 27).

This statement is spiritually very clear, but Satan has manipulated the understanding of many people. It clearly means that, the Sabbath was made for the sanctification and blessing of man as it is written:

-“Keep justice, and do righteousness, for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed. Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who holds it fast, and keeps the Sabbath, not profaning it, and keeps his hand from doing evil" ( Isaiah 56: 1-2).

 

-“Everyone who keeps the Sabbath, and does not profane it, and holds fast my covenant- these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayers” (Isaiah 56:6).

 

-If you turn back your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day, and call the Sabbath a delight and the Holy day of the Lord honourable”( Isaiah 58:13-14).

Thus if man benefited nothing from sanctifying the Sabbath, but only stoning to death in case of disobedience, then man was made for the Sabbath.

To this the Bible says: What does our Law allow us to do on the Sabbath? To help or to harm? To save a man.( Mark 3:4).

 

I) THE TREATMENT OF THE SABBATH (WEEKLY SABBATHS) OF GOD BY OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

    

i) Jesus Christ is the Lord of Sabbath!

In reality Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath, for He is the one who instituted it. Let’s read this address of God the Father to the son Jesus Christ:  

But of the Son he says, “Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever, the righteous sceptre is the sceptre of thy kingdom.” You Lord in the beginning created the earth and with your own hands you made the heavens” (Hebrew 1: 8 - 9).

 

So Jesus Christ in God the father created the earth and heavens for six days and rested on the seventh day. Therefore, He, being the Lord of the Sabbath, knew how it was to be kept holy.

He thus, expected the Pharisees to see and learn from him, rather than trying to teach Him, based on the ceremonial laws written by Moses (Which in other words were prescribed because of the hardness of their hearts). To this the Bible Says:

"Then Jesus said to the crowds and to His disciples, the Scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses flesh"(Matt 23: 1 - 2).

We the Pharisees of today still hold firm that we know more than the Holy Spirit, for when the scripture says:

"He went to the synagogue, as His custom was on the Sabbath day’’, we say no! The Lord went to farm on the Sabbath, and He and His disciples were plucking heads of grain and eating them.

We pray that, the Lord will open our eyes on this particular text, whose understanding remains unsealed to many today. It is clearly written:

 “Not long afterwards Jesus was walking through some cornfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, so they began to pluck heads of grain and eat them. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to Jesus, ‘‘look, it is against this on the Sabbath’’.

Jesus answered, ‘‘Have you never read what David did that time when he and His men were hungry?” He went into the house of God, and he and his men ate the bread offered to God, even though it was against the Law for them to eat it only the priests were allowed to eat that bread.

Or have you not read in the Law of Moses that every Sabbath the priest in the Temple actually breaks the Sabbath Law, yet they are not guilty? ….For the son of man is Lord of Sabbath ( Mathew 12: 1-8. Good News).

Reading this passage, we notice that:

 

" Whoever drinks the water that I will give him will become in him a spring which will provide him with life-giving water and give him eternal life" John 4:13-14

 

Firstly, the Lord Jesus and His disciples, were from their normal services for God in the synagogues as was their custom on the Sabbath day according to God’s commandments; and were plucking and eating their grains on their way back. It is therefore very clear that, they were on their way and were just walking through the cornfield plucking and eating the grains because they were hungry.

 

Secondly, David (God’s chosen) and his men were on a mission to the priest Ahimelech, read 1st Samuel 21:3-6), not even on a Sabbath day, but as they were hungry they requested for some food from the priest who had nothing left but only bread offered to God, that had been removed from the sacred table. He had to give this to them against the Law.

Should he have allowed them to die of hunger?

Would God have been happy with the priest?

Will God be happy with us today if we allow somebody beside us to die of hunger, while we keep money, which we claim it is only to do God’s work with?

Is our God a selfish God, not to share his bread or money with someone in great need? What can man give to God?

Does everything not belong to Him? How then can it be abnormal for people who are doing what God commands them on his Holy day, not to pick something on their way to eat when they are Hungry?

Have we on this Holy day of the Lord, while on our way doing his work (Evangelising, teaching, healing, casting out demons etcetera), and felt hungry but were afraid to pluck grain or buy any thing and eat? Please the Lord is saying, pluck or buy it and eat.

 

Thirdly, a priest in the Temple on the Sabbath day doing His father’s will, could in case of necessity like hunger etcetera, break the ceremonial laws of Moses (for the good of His father), which was governing the practice of weekly Sabbath (4th commandment).

We must note that, there were ceremonial Laws written by Moses which were physical practices governing the application of the weekly Sabbath. Whereas the sanctification of the Sabbath (7th day), came into being before the sinning of Adam and Eve (Genesis 2:1-3).

Fourthly, Jesus Christ is the Lord of the Sabbath, for He is the one who instituted it. Th e Pharisees of yesterday and the ones of today that we are, are to follow Him in the way He sanctified it, rather than trying to teach Him.

Like the Lord Jesus Christ, make it also your custom to be in the assemblies, or out every Sabbath: Teaching, healing, and casting out demons etcetera. To be out doing God’s work is very diff erent from, to be out doing our own work, (selling, buying, working on farms etcetera). Jesus again said:

Moses gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and you practice the Sabbath day on a man. If on the Sabbath a man receives circumcision, so that the Law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with me because on the Sabbath I made a man’s whole body well? Do not judge by appearances but judge with right judgement (John 7: 22 - 24).

Th is quotation takes us to the clarification of Paul’s Letter to the Colossians that says, Therefore let no one pass judgement on you in questions of food and drink, or with regards to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. These are only a shadow of what is to come, but the substance belongs to Christ” (Col.2:16-19).

 

For more clarifications on what Paul meant by this, read Numbers 28:9- 15, Deuteronomy 15: 1 - 12, and discover the real context of Paul’s statement.

Reading these extracts, we discover the practical rules and regulations governing the weekly Sabbaths ( the 7th day which is the 4th commandment), the New Moon festivals etcetera.

They were therefore instituted as rules for the sanctification of the weekly Sabbaths.

For example, circumcision, offering of drinks, wine and food offerings, etcetera, were all the rules that Paul was cautioning believer not to yield to, for Christ’s body had replaced them. On this day therefore, we are to replace these physical offerings with praises, thanks giving, adoration and worship, in Spirit and only in Spirit, to the Lord.

 

All of these constitute the practices of the Law of Moses, that were awaiting the Messiah Jesus Christ to come, and when he did come, they became useless and the people were now to follow the way the Lord was doing it.

So how did Jesus keep the Weekly Sabbath (the 4th commandment of God)?

Is the question we should ask ourselves, and not to ignorantly claim that He abolished it, or that Christians should not be judged.

ii) Treatment of the Sabbath in His spiritual existence, after He gave up his last breath and died on the cross.

 

Let us ask ourselves this important question: Where did the Lord Jesus Christ first go to, immediately He moved out of His physical terrestrial body, out of this physical world into the spiritual world? Let us read what the Bible says:

“For Christ also died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit; in which he went and preached to the spirits in prison, who formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is eight persons, were saved through water” (1st Peter 3: 18-20).

 

From this scripture we see that the first place He visited from the moment of His transition was the lands of the dead to preach the gospel. We may ask the next question: Was it necessary for Christ to go and preach the gospel to spirit already in prison? To this the Bible says :

For this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit (1st peter 4: 5-6. King James old Version).

 

We may say: what will be the need to live again as God wants, after already being judged physically, condemned and imprisoned? We all acknowledge the fact that Satan and his entire group of fallen angels who are all spirits are still bound to the commandments of the Most High God, even though they have already been condemned for the eternal lake of fire as it is written:

The demons also believe and tremble with fear ( James 2: 19). If this is so, then also, the spirits of those who had disobeyed God during the days of Noah, and are now in prison (1st Peter 3: 18-20) are equally expected to do same.

Therefore, this is why Jesus went and preached to them so that though they did not believe in God through Noah and were destroyed physically, they can now believe in Him through the Lord Jesus Christ and tremble with fear, and thus live in the way He wants while in spirit form, in the spirit world.

To this the Bible says, For this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit (1St peter 4: 6 KJV).

 It was not that they should believe and be saved as the Catholics hold with the doctrine of purgatory. With the demons that believe and tremble with fear before God, are they going to be saved from eternal lake of fire? No!

So, as they had their grace in heaven to repent before God but failed and thus were condemned for eternal destruction and thrown out of heaven, so too, man has his own grace on earth to repent from his wicked ways, and turn to his God before it becomes too late. Yes, for once he is thrown out of here (physical world) into the lands of the dead (in prison) that will be all.

 

ii) By the Apostles and Disciples

To this the Bible says:

“Then he took it down (Jesus body) and wrapped in a linen Shirt, and laid him in a rock near the tomb, where no one had ever yet been laid. It was the day of preparation, and the Sabbath was beginning. The women who had come with him from Galilee followed and saw the tomb, and how his Body was laid; then they returned, and prepared species and ointments. On the Sabbath, they rested according to the commandment. But on the first day of the week at early dawn, they went to the tomb taking the spices which they had prepared (Luke 23: 52 - 56, and 24: 1 - 2). This was after Jesus had gone up to heaven.

 

The Devil says that after resurrection, the Sabbath was transferred from the Seventh day to the first day, which is Sunday! But by who? God the father? Jesus the Son? Or by the Apostles? Where is it written in the Bible?

Let’s read what the Bible confirms:

“We remained in this city some days; and on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to the river side, where we supposed there was a place of prayer; and we sat down and spoke to the women who had come together (Acts 16: 13 - 14).

These women were not gathered in a market place selling and buying plantains and cocombars, rice, etcetera, but they gathered at this site for prayers (sanctifying the Sabbath).

Now Paul and his Company set Sail from pathos, and came to Perga in Pamphylia. … And John left them and returned to Jerusalem; but they passed on from perga and came to Antioch of Pisidia. And on the Sabbath day they went into the Synagogue and sat down”(Acts 13: 13 - 14).

Was John not one of Christ’s disciples who lived with Him, until His death and resurrection? Do we want to say then that Jesus Christ did one thing and his apostles another? Or was he not having the Holy Spirit to lead him in all truth? For more illustration the Bible says:

 “As they went out, the people begged that these things might be told them the next Sabbath. And when the meeting of the Synagogue broke up many Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas who spoke to them and urged them to continue in the grace of God. Th e next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of God (Act 13: 42 - 44).

Were they not disciples who lived with Jesus all through before his death, and saw how He treated this day? It should be noted that worshipping in the synagogue on the 7th day of the week (Sabbath), was not instituted by the prophets or brought into being in the New Testament by Jesus Christ and the Apostles, but by the Most High God from the beginning of the world as it is written:

-“And so the whole universe was completed. By the seventh day God finished what He had been doing and stopped working. He blessed the seventh day and set it apart as a special day, because by that day he had completed his creation and stopped working. And that is how the universe was created “(Genesis 2:1-4).

-“You have six days in which to do your work, but remember that the Seventh day, the Sabbath is a day of rest. On that day do not work, but gather for worship. Th e Sabbath belongs to the Lord, no matter where you live”(Leviticus 23:3).

When Jesus who is Lord and Master of it did come down in flesh on earth, he did not change it.

 It is therefore, clear that the Sabbath has been changed from Saturday to Sunday by the Devil. Now, Children of God run away from the Devil. Come out from her or you will test the fury of God’s anger prepared for him and his adepts. We can worship our God everyday, but the 7th day is a command that must be respected the way it should.

 

a) The apostles and the New Testament church never met on the first day of the week (Sunday) to sanctify and worship God as the creator on basis of the 4th commandment the- Sabbath; and break bread!

 

WHEN DOES A DAY BEGIN? FROM SUNSET TO SUNSET, OR FROM 12 MID NIGHT?

 

To this the Bible says, evening passed and morning came that was the first day. Genesis 1:5. It is therefore very evident that everyday begins from the setting sun to the setting sun.

That is one whole night, and one whole day light which therefore implies that the Sabbath, which is the seventh day, begins from Sunset on Friday to Sunset on Saturday making 24 hours.

Therefore, the setting of the Sun is the great natural sign from God, marking the division of a day’s time as further illustrated by the following texts:

 “After the sun had set and evening had come …” (Mark 1:32).

“The pass over celebrated to honour the Lord, begins at sunset on the fourteenth day of the first month ( Leviticus 23: 5-6.Read Nehemiah13:19-21; and also Leviticus 23:26-32).

 Knowing the right weekly count beginning from Sunday the 1st day of the week, to Saturday the 7th day (last day of the week) enables us to praise Him for the past week, and entrust to Him the new week. And Knowing the right month end, as well as the right end of year, enable us to do the same.

Therefore knowing the beginning and end of each day will also enables us praise Him for the past day, and entrust the new day into His hands. A day as earlier seen, begins from sunset to sunset = 24 hours. The Godly instituted timing is very different from the Roman timing.

For instance, the 9th hour in the morning according to Roman time = the 3rdhour (morning) Biblical timing: Acts: 2: 15. For those who want to please God and be correctly led by Him, this is important.

 The following diagram tries to illustrate what we are saying on daily time schedule.


 It is therefore Satanic manipulations to consider 12 midnight as the end of a day because it is not stated anywhere in the Bible. How will God be able to give us instructions on a thing He will want us to do, following a time that is not His?

If for example God says: John, I want you to meet Peter at the 6th hour of the morning. I will be there; to tell you people what to do for me. I have asked Peter to wait for you at this very hour .

Which time will you take into consideration? If you take the Roman 6 am in the morning, then you are out of His will. If we men can make appointments on timing, what more of the Most High?

He has been unable to use us efficiently because of our lack of knowledge in His instituted divine principles or Laws, and He can not bow to Satan. This is the accomplishment of Daniel 7:25: “The wicked one will change my times and my laws, and the saints will be given into his hands.”

 

We can meet everyday to worship our God. Yes! so long as there is no collective command or Law governing it. But Biblically, there is a collective legislation sanctioning the 7th day, which is Saturday, as a day of general assembly for the sanctification and worshiping of God as the creator as it is written:

You have six days in which to do your work, but remember that the Seventh day, the Sabbath is a day of rest. On that day do not work, but gather for worship. The Sabbath belongs to the Lord, no matter where you live(Leviticus 23:3).

Therefore, God imposed this day for one particular purpose: To honour Him as the creator (Genesis 2:1-3). It can therefore never be changed.

Let us ask this question for the second time:

Has God ceased to be the maker of Heaven and Earth? If no, why then has the Sabbath which is a sign of this been changed? We can decide the way we want with the other 6 days, it will be our personal esteem or opinion as apostle Paul says, in Romans 13: 5-6.

We will not be transgressing any particular Law of God but for the point that we have six days to do our work.

 There is no collective legislation from God sanctioning the 1st day of the week, as a day for general worship and sanctification of God as the creator of everything.

The major point we are failing to understand here is that, God has given a particular day on which He must be remembered by all his creatures as the creator of everything, in abstaining from the labours of their hands.

We may choose in addition to the 7th, another day of the six days or all, to worship Him as the creator of everything, it will be very good and we will not be transgressing any commandment.

 

But if we profane the 7th day in favour of another day, or all the six days, we have transgressed God’s commandment. This 7th day is a great and special day to Him as the creator that He commands even animals to respect, ‘ … or your cattle … ’.

 Therefore, this day is not the same and shall never be the same before Him, as any other day. Sunday, which is the 1st day of the week, shall never replace this day. Babylon the Roman idol Catholic system has carried out these changes and we are obeying her, and receiving the mark of the beast ‘666’. Is our birthday or wedding day etcetera, equal to another day? Certainly not!

And therefore makes them peculiar. Thus is the 7th day to God, because he created everything for six days, and rested on the 7th day.

THE APOSTLES AND THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH NEVER CHANGED THE 7TH DAY.

To explain this, the Bible says: We came to them at Troas, where we stayed for seven days. On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the morrow; and he prolonged his speech until mid-night.  There were many lights …and when Paul had gone up and had broken bread and eaten, he conversed with them a long while until sunrise and so departed. And they took the lad away alive, and were not a little comforted (Acts 20: 6-12).

 Logically analysing this text, we will come to believe that the apostles and the New Testament Church never gathered on the 1st day to sanctify God as the creator instead of the 7th day, as prescribed by the Lord as the Bible illustrates:

 “We came to them at Troas, where we stayed for seven days. On the first day of the week when we were gathered to break bread …” . Before God, a day begins from sun set to sun set (Genesis 1:5).

That is one evening and one morning as the Bible says: “The Passover, celebrated to honour the Lord, begins at sunset on the fourteenth day(Leviticus 23:5).

 Therefore, the 7th day, Saturday was ending at sunset and the 1st day Sunday was just beginning. When the Bible says: Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the morrow; and he prolonged his speech until midnight …” (Verse 7-8), it is just confirming that they were already in the upstairs room all along the seventh day.

And had just come closer to each other (gathered) at the beginning of the first day (Sunday) to break bread when the sun was already setting, and Paul talked until midnight.

Therefore, the 7th day (Sabbath) had just ended and the first day of the week (Sunday) was just beginning: He conversed with them a long while until sunrise, and so departed.” Verse 11

“ UNTIL SUNRISE”

All these therefore conclude that they were carrying on these activities during the whole evening-night (first part of the first day−Sunday) until sunrise into the second part (morning) of Sunday.

This means that at the rising sun, half of the first day, which is an evening, had already passed, and the other half, which is morning, had just begun and would end at the setting sun, making it a complete day.

The setting sun at the end of the morning period of the 1st day (Sunday) gives way immediately to the beginning of the 2nd day (Monday). A day therefore does not begin from 12 midnights as earlier said. These are changes brought in by the devil.

 

Therefore, these early Christians gathered on the 7th day (Sabbath) to worship God as prescribed by the Lord; while they continued until sun set meaning already on the first day Sunday, they just gathered or moved closer together to broke bread.

Unfortunately as they gathered just to break bread after having spent the whole morning of the 7th day in worshiping, praising, thanking God etcetera: Paul pro-longed his speech until midnight.

Using the word “pro-longed” here means that he was just to lead them into the breaking of the bread, but he went beyond limit. Brother watchman nee says, “We know that all believers must break bread on the Lord’s Day” (The mystery of Christ, Page 53).

 

Therefore, every Sabbath day whenever they met, they break bread. Will it not therefore be foolishness on our part to claim that, these Christians met just at the beginning of the first day of the week (Sunday) in the evening at the end of the 7th day just to break bread and disperse?

 

If Apostle Paul is being blamed for having pro-longed the bread broking session with long speeches that continued till midnight, what were they doing in the whole morning (day light) period of the 7th day?

 The Bible says: “While until sunrise and so departed. They took the young man home alive and were not a little comforted …” Vs 12.

This means that at sunrise on Sunday morning, the Apostle left, and every body went home. Therefore, if this unfortunate meeting of the Christians this day ended on Sunday morning, it was just an exception, giving the fact that regret or discontent is expressed as indicated by the word “prolonged.”

When therefore, did they meet on Sunday to worship God as indication of a change of the Sabbath from the 7th day of the week, to the 1st day of the week based on the resurrection of Christ?

It is therefore very clear that the early church was meeting on Saturday the 7th day and worshiping God, praising Him, healing, evangelisation, et cetera, and ending up with the breaking of bread which could be prolonged into the beginning of the first day of the week (Sunday).

So, if equally is our case that we meet on Saturday, and as we want to break bread,then realizes that the sun has already set, therefore moving us into the 1st part of Sunday the first day of the week,   there will be no problem as we have seen with the case of Apostle Paul here. 

There is nowhere in the scripture where they met on Sunday morning (from rising sun) to sanctify God in worshiping, praises,  thanksgiving, and breaking bread as a commandment of God. They might have been doing other worshiping individually or as an assembly on any other day as they desired or esteemed.

  So, the gathering on the 7th day in honour of  God as the creator was obeyed. The Lord told me, When a man rejects me as his creator, whatever thing he does is for himself ”. If we gather on the 7th day to sanctify the Lord, and don't on Sunday, we have not transgressed His command.

But if we profane the 7th day and sanctify the 1st day in its place, we have transgressed God’s law. If we sanctify the 7th day by not doing our works, and gather on the 1st day for worship, we have not sinned.

 

The problem is that of sanctification in abstinence from the works of our hands, and not worship because we can worship our God every day. A servant of God often rightly say on a Christian radio that, profaning the Sabbath day in the Old Testament resulted to immediate physical death.

But in the New Testament even though grace saves us from immediate physical death, we however die spiritually and physical death may come latter if we consciously  profane the Sabbath  after divine conviction and do not repent. Ironically, this servant of God reiterated that, in the Old Testament the Sabbath day was Saturday, but today the Christian Sabbath is Sunday and no longer Saturday, and everyone who does not keep Sunday holy is sinning against God.

I was so shocked that this learned servant of God well enlightened on the Sanctification of the Sabbath, could claim Christian Sabbath to be Sunday without seeing it written anywhere in the Bible. I consider this very ridiculous, but again concluded it was just the accomplishment of Daniel 7:25.

 

ON THE 1ST DAY OF THE WEEK, EACH OF YOU SHOULD PUT SOMETHING ASIDE”

 

In 1st Corinthians 16:1-4, when Apostle Paul talks of offerings for the church, he makes it very clear,Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him..”.

Th ere is nothing here as on the first day of the week (Sunday) when you meet to sanctify the Lord’s day (Sabbath). But He appeals to each individual Christian when he says, “everyone of you”. Th ere is also nothing as making a general collection of offerings on Sunday during worship, and giving it to the leader to keep.

 But he appeals to individual Christians to, “lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gathering when I come” (King James Version).

 

Normally, if we have to work for six days to earn our living and to rest on the 7th day, it is but normal that before we begin working again as from the 1st day (Sunday), we must store up God’s share as He prospered us for the past week. This is exactly what Apostle Paul meant.

 

Today, this might not really be applicable to all because many earn their pay at month end. Therefore each one may choose on whenever to lay by him in store God’s share of what God has prospered him and take to the treasurer of their house assembly for easy channelling or collection for God’s work when ever necessary.

 At this point, can you honestly from the scripture, show us where the Apostles transferred the sanctification of the Lord’s Sabbath from the 7th day (Saturday), to the 1st day of the week Sunday? Are we not hypocrites? If we hold as we say that, “ We are now under grace in Christ, and therefore having no Times and Laws of God to obey through the Holy Spirit”, then we should not equally have:

“A special day called Sunday, considered being the day of the Lord to be sanctified and kept holy, whereas the Bible clearly says it is Saturday the 7th day.

“A Roman calendar month ends to obey whereas the Lord says “ I made the moon to mark the end of months”( Psalms 104:19).

“An end of year December 31st –January 1st (the feast of saint Sylvester) to praise and thank the Lord for it, whereas the Bible says it is Easter period ”(March) Exodus 12:1-27). Etcetera...

But if we believe that we should, then we must submit to that which God has ordained in the Bible because they are clearly written rather than the teachings and doctrines of men inspired by the devil, as if they were the teachings of the Lord. God can never takes pleasure in things, which opposes that which He has ordained as the Bible says:

 "You hypocrites! How right Isaiah was when he prophesised about you! This people says God, honour me with their words, but their heart is really far away from me. It is no use for them to worship me, because they teach man-made rules as though they were my laws (Matthew 15:7-9 Good News).

 

Let us not deceive ourselves, the scripture has come true: The wicked one has changed the times and laws of God, and the saints have been given into his hands (Daniel 7:25).

God has been tolerating this just as He tolerated polygamy in the past. But the time has come when the saints must come out from Babylon’s chains of spiritual blindness.

The Roman Emperor Constantine (the founder of Roman Catholicism), who instituted this day was very clear “the worship of the sun god Mithras . To this the Lord warned us saying:

"And beware lest you lift up your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, you be drawn away and worship them and serve them, things your God in heaven has given other nations to worship” Deuteronomy 4:19.

So then the Lord says: You will know that I’m the lord and that while you were keeping the Laws of the other neighbouring nations; you were breaking my laws and disobeying my commandments …  (Ezekiel 11:12 Good

 

II.COMPLIMENTS ON HOW THE 7th DAY- SABBATH (4th COMMANDMENT OF GOD) IS TO BE OBSERVED

 

Upholding that Jesus Christ gave the Sabbath to man (Mark 2: 27),man is therefore not supposed to undermine it. Acting as such shall be disrespecting the creator who instituted it and gave it to the human race as it is written: I will honour those who honour me and despise those who despise me( 1st Samuel 2: 30).

The questions and answers that come up when reading Mathew 12: 1-13, Luke 6: 6-10, are in no way contradicting the existence of the 4th commandment, which is the Lords Holy day of rest. It but seeks to clarify on how this day is to be sanctified and kept Holy, what should be done, and what should not be done.

i) When Should the Sabbath Begin and When should it End?

 

Thus says the Lord God: The gate of the inner court that faces east shall be shut on the six working days; but on the Sabbath days it shall be opened. The prince shall enter the vestibule of the gate from without, and shall take his stand by the post of the gate.

The priests shall offer his burnt offering and his peace offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate. Then he shall go out, but the gate shall not be shut until evening. The people of the land shall worship at the entrance of that gate before the Lord on the Sabbath and on the New Moons”( Ezekiel 46:1-3).

 

-“So I gave orders for the city gates to be shut at the beginning of every Sabbath, as soon as evening began to fall, and not to be opened again until the Sabbath was over (Nehemiah 13:15-22).

 -“The Bible says, “ Then God commanded, ‘‘let there be light” and light appeared. Then he separated the light from the darkness, and he named the Light day and the darkness night. Evening passed and morning came that was the first day” ( Genesis 1:5).

It is thus very evident that every day begins from the night and ends up with the Sun setting. This implies that the Sabbath, which is the seventh day, begins from Sun set on Friday to Sun set on Saturday making 24 hours.

In the Bible, we clearly discover that a day begins with an evening and ends with a morning as this text further confirms: The Passover celebrated to honour the Lord, begins at sunset on the fourteenth day of the first month(Leviticus 23: 5-6).

Therefore, the setting of the sun is the great natural sign from God marking the division of a day’s time as it is written:

“ After the Sun had set evening had come” (Mark 1:32. Genesis 1:1-19). Read Nehemiah 13:19-21, and also Leviticus 23:26-32.

 

ii) When should We begin preparations for The Sanctification of the Sabbath?

 

We must prepare ourselves to get into this great day of our Lord without which, we may be tempted by the devil not to sanctify it the way our Lord desires. The scripture says:

 “It was Friday (the day Christ was crucified the sixth day) the day of preparation as the Sabbath was about to begin… then they went back home and prepared the spices and perfumes for the body. On the Sabbath day, they rested ….Very early on Sunday morning (the first day of the week) the women went to the tomb carrying the spices they had prepared”( Luke 23:54 to Luke 24: 1 Good News).

These are people who lived with Christ and learned directly from Him. Here we are referring to any work aimed at earning our daily bread, satisfying our own interest et cetera, for the Bible says:

On that day no one is to work, neither you, your slaves, your animals, nor the foreigners who live in your country(Exodus20:10).

Some where it is written: Jesus was walking through some cornfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, so they began to pick ears of corn and eat the grain. When the Pharisees saw this…(Matthew 12: 1-2).

Some under the teachings of Satan claim this to be working in the farm on the Sabbath. The question we want to ask here is this: Did they go out to work on the cornfield on the Sabbath, or they were from preaching the gospel and were on their way back through the cornfield?

The illustration of Mathew 21: 9-13 is very clear:

If man could have pity on his sheep (an animal) that falls in a hole on the Sabbath day and goes to remove it, what more of saving a human being or removing him from the pit of the devil (soul winning, healing, deliverance etcetera) on a Sabbath day?

Let us then be honest to ourselves! What connection does this have with our selling on the Sabbath day, or doing any of our works for our pleasures?

 

iv) We should not do unpleasant things, careless nor useless talking

 

To this:

The Lord says, ‘‘If you treat the Sabbath as sacred and do not pursue your own interest on that day; if you value my Holy day and honour it by not travelling, working, or talking idly on that day, then you will enjoy the joy that comes from serving me.

I will make you honoured all over the world, and you will enjoy the land I gave to your ancestors, Jacob. I the Lord, have spoken”( Isaiah 58: 13 Good News).

The only thing we have to do on the 7th day is the Lords work (Evangelisation, healing, worshiping, adoring, teaching, casting out demons etcetera). These are things that the Lord Jesus Christ did on the Sabbath, and expects us to do the same. The apostle did it.

Please, stop then all the filthy things you do on this day for the Bible says: I will bless those who always observe the Sabbath and do not misuse it ( Isaiah 58: 13)

v) We should not buy and sell on the Sabbath

As illustration, the Bible says:

At that time I saw people in Judah pressing juice from grapes on the Sabbath, others were loading corn, wine grapes, figs, and other things on their donkeys and taking them into Jerusalem; I warned them, not to sell anything on the Sabbath.

Some men from the city of Tyre were living in Jerusalem, and they brought fish and all kinds of goods into the city to sell to our people on the Sabbath. I reprimanded the Jewish leaders and said, ‘‘Look at the evil you are doing! You’re making the Sabbath unholy.

This is exactly why God punished your ancestors when he brought destruction on this city. And yet you insist on bringing more of God’s anger down on Israel by profaning the Sabbath.

So I gave orders for the city gates to be shut at the beginning of every Sabbath, as soon as evening began to fall, and not to be opened again until the Sabbath was over. I stationed some of my men at the gates to make sure that nothing was brought into the city on the Sabbath.

Once or twice merchants who sold all kinds of goods spent the night outside the city walls. I warned them, ‘‘it’s no use waiting out there for morning to come.

If you try this again, I will use force against you’’. From then on they did not come back on the Sabbath( Nehemiah 13:15-22 Good News).

 

It is written: “Tell them that if they love their lives, they must not carry any load on the Sabbath; they must not carry any thing in through the gates of Jerusalem or carry anything out of their houses on the Sabbath.

They must not work on the Sabbath; they must observe it as a sacred day, as I commanded their ancestors. …. If they do, I will set the gates of Jerusalem on fire. Fire will burn down the places of Jerusalem and no one will be able to put it out” (Jeremiah 17: 21-27 Good News). Are our hearts today not Jerusalem?

 

vi) What should be done on the Sabbath day?

It is the day for us to: Go out for soul winning, evangelisation, healing of the sick, casting out demons, meditating, adoring and worshiping etcetera, just as was the custom of our Lord Jesus and the apostles as well as the first Church in general.

Only what is for the glory of God alone must be done on this day. While the Pharisees are busy removing their sheep from the hole on the Lord’s Holy day, (that is satisfying their own personal interest), we should also be busy removing those of our father in heaven, who have fallen in the handsof Satan (satisfying our father’s interest) Mathew 12: 11-14.

 

The Bible says: You have six days on which to do your work, but remember that the seventh day, the Sabbath is a day of rest on that day do not work but gather for worship. The Sabbath belongs to the Lord, no matter where you live (Leviticus 23: 3).

Jesus Christ was always in the synagogue on the Sabbath day as it is written. “ And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and he went to the synagogue, as his custom, on the Sabbath day. And he stood up to read” (Luke 4:16-17).

On the Sabbath day, Jesus healed the sick, he said: Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! ‘‘So then our law does allow us to help some one on the Sabbath. Then he said to the man with the paralysed hand, stretch out your hand (Math 12: 11-13).

If as such:

 -How then should we dear say that Jesus Christ did not observe the Sabbath?

 -How can he who instituted the Sabbath go against it?

As compared to this, is there any place in the New Testament where Jesus Christ celebrated the weekly Sabbath by offering animal sacrifices, drinks, food and meat as prescribed by the ceremonial Laws of Moses in Number 28: 9-10?

As it is written: On the Sabbath day, off er two one-year-old male lambs without any defects, two kilograms of fl our mixed with olive-oil as a grain offering …”

 However, we have seen in the previous chapters what He came to accomplish. Our dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, why should we want to remain blind and disobey God when this is very clear? In doing this, we really confirm that Satan has almost the whole world in his hands.

To summarise, we are re-iterating that to be in the belief of putting into practice the 4th commandment of God by sanctifying Sunday, which is the first day of the week as his holy day instead of Saturday which is the 7th day, is not Biblical.

 Let us again make it very clear that by this we are not saying that our Lord cannot be worshiped on Sunday. We can worship our God everyday, but the seventh day of the week, which is Saturday, is the holy day of our Lord that must be sanctified and kept holy by abstaining from our own physical works of bread earning etcetera.

Even if Apostle Paul said that contributions should be kept aside on the 1st day of the week, did he command the transfer of the sanctification of the 7th day to the 1st day?

From where therefore, has this doctrine come? Where is it written in the Bible? This is rightly the works of the devil as we have earlier said.

 We must be very careful against giving in, to devilish doctrines. If we really want to listen to the voice of the Spirit, what Paul said was very clear:

If we have to work for six days and rest on the seventh day, then the first day of the week (Sunday) which is the day we have to begin our work, should be the day we should keep aside part of the blessings we received from God for the former week’s work, as we have already mentioned in previous chapters.

The Bible says clearly:

 "Now, concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the church of Galatians, even so do ye. Upon the fi rst day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gathering when I come(1st Corinthians 16: 1-4 KJV).

He did not say that on Sunday when we meet for weekly sanctification of the Lord’s day, but a call on individual believers: “let every one of you lay by him in store”. We do not know whether we have the same Holy Spirit and are reading the same Bible. Where is the relationship between this and the sanctification of the Lord’s holy day?

 Dear Brethren, we have all by the help of our teacher, the Holy Spirit, seen how the sanctification of the Lord’s Sabbath is to be done, and agreed that all the changes have been carried out by the wicked one as predicted by Prophet Daniel 7: 25.

All these under the watchful eyes of the Saints as it is written: The prophets have hidden these sins like men covering a wall with white wash. They see false visions and make false predictions. They say, “ Thus says the Lord God, when the Lord has not spoken (Ezekiel 22:28).

The people and the prophets have set up idols in their hearts that have moved them to profane the Lord’s Sabbath; and thus the Lord is saying:

 I would not take them to the land I had given them, a rich and fertile land, the finest land of all. I made the promise because they had rejected my commandments, broken my laws, and profaned the Sabbath-they preferred to worship their idols ( Ezekiel 20: 5-10).

What can the rich and fertile land be today? Certainly eternal life.

 

III) WHEN DID FOREIGNERS THAT WE ARE BECOME PART OF GOD’S PEOPLE TO SANCTIFY HIS SABBATH? ISAIAH 55:6-7

 

“TO THOSE FOREIGNERS WHO BECOME PART OF HIS PEOPLE, WHO LOVE HIM AND SERVE HIM, WHO OBSERVE MY SABBATH”

Permit us ask you this question: Through whom and when did foreigners that we are joined God’s people? To this the Bible says:

“A foreigner who has joined the Lord’s people should not say, “The Lord will not let me worship with his people …” And the Lord says to those foreigners who become part of his people, who love him and serve him, who observe the Sabbath and faithfully keep His covenant, “ I will bring you to Zion, my sacred hill, give you joy in my house of prayer, and accept the sacrifices you offer on my altar.

My Temple will be called a house of prayer for the people of all nations’’ The sovereign Lord who has brought his people Israel from exile, has promised that he will bring still other people to join them ( Isaiah 56: 4-8 Good News)

 From this passage, permit us ask the following questions:

1) Who are the original God’s people referred to in this passage?

Certainly the physical Israelites!

2) Who are ‘these foreigners’ referred to? Certainly gentiles or none Jews!

3) Through whom and when did these foreigners become part of God’s people? Certainly the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the New Testament.

 

As to this the Bible says:

1) “You Gentiles by birth ….. At that time you were apart from Christ. You were foreigners and did not belong to God’s chosen people. You had no part in the covenant, which were based on God’s promise to his people, and you lived in this world without hope and without God. But now in Christ Jesus, you who used to be far away have been brought near by the death of Christ (Ephesians 2: 11-13).

2) “You are worthy to take the scroll and to break open its seals. For you were killed, and by your death you bought for God people from every tribe, language, nation, and race. You have made them a kingdom of priests to serve our God, and they shall rule on earth” (Revelation. 5: 9-10 Good News).

3) “It is through Christ that all of us, Jews and Gentiles, are able to come in the one spirit into presence of the father (Ephesians 2: 18-19).

 To finalise this, our Lord Jesus said:

“As for that group that belongs to Satan, those liars who claim that they are Jews but are not, I will have them come and bow down at your feet ”( Revelation 3: 9).

 

SO WE THE NATIONS (GENTILES) TODAY HAVE BECOME SPIRITUAL JEWS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST”

The Jews referred to here, are not the physical Jewish people by origin but spiritual Jews. Today, we Gentile (foreigners) have become part of God’s people (Jews), not through physical birth into the physical Jewish people of God, but by spiritual birth into the Jewish spiritual family through the body of Christ. We are therefore Spiritual Jews.

Today, no physically born person automatically becomes part of God’s people, but only those who are spiritually born again through repentance from sin towards God, and believing in Jesus as the means of forgiveness. Therefore, for all those gentiles who claim not to be Jewish people to be obeying the Jewish Law, the Lord is saying that they are all liars of the synagogue of Satan.

 We the nations (Gentiles) have been called in and given a chance to obey the Law of God, given to his own original chosen ones (the physical Jews) but who failed to obey. So, we the nations today have become spiritual Jews through Jesus Christ, to obey this Law as it is written:

 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brethren, my kinsmen by race. They are Israelites, and to them belong the son ship, the glory, and the covenant, the giving of the Law, the worship, and the promises; to them belong the patriarchs, and of their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ. God who is over all be blessed for ever …” (Romans 9:4-5) . Also Read Romans 11: 1-24, for more details.

 

If it is through Jesus Christ and in the New Testament, how then does the nailing of the Sabbath on the Cross come about? Which Sabbath then is the Lord calling us the foreigners who have joined His people through believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, to observe?

Everybody “ foreigners” that we are, when joined to God’s people through Jesus Christ, must observe the Sabbath day which is Saturday as prescribed in Exodus 20: 8- 11, and not Sunday.

Again Sabbath rest is not every day as the devil teaches others to believe, for this is written nowhere in the Bible. Biblically, Sabbath is a day of rest dedicated to God (the 7th day of the week, which is Saturday).

We can make everyday our Sabbath as we wish, it will be personal, but we must know that God’s Sabbath is one day per week (Saturday) during which we must do no work of ours, but that of Christ only for the Bible says:

 And so the whole Universe was completed. By the 7th day God finished what he had been doing and stopped working. He blessed the 7th day and set it apart as a special day, because by that day he had completed his creation and stopped working. And that is how the Universe was created (Genesis 2:1-4 Good News).

For those who claim the Sabbath was the Law of Moses, was Moses in the world at this time of creation? The Almighty God said:

Remember that I the lord have given you a day of rest, and that is why on the 6th day I will always give you enough food for two days…. So the people did not work on the 7th day” ( Exodus 16: 299 Good News).

Observe the Sabbath and keep it holy. You have six days in which to do your work but the seventh day is a day of rest dedicated to me. On that day, no one is to work-neither you, your children, your slaves, your animals or the foreigner who lives in your country. In six days I the Lord made the earth, the sky, these and everything in them, but on the seven day I rested.

That is why I the Lord blessed the Sabbath and made it holy” (Exodus 20: 8-11 Good News).

“Keep the Sabbath, my day of rest because it is a sign between you and me for all time to come to show that I the Lord have made you my own people. You must keep the day of rest, because it is secret. Whoever does any works on that day is to be put to death.

You have six days in which to do your work but the seventh day is a solemn day of rest dedicated to me; the people of Israel are to keep this day as a sign of the covenant. It is a permanent sign between the people of Israel and me, because I the Lord made heaven and earth in six days, and on the seventh day I stopped working and rested (Exodus 31: 12-17 Good News).

 

All those who enter His spiritual rest must sanctify the 7th day by resting from the works of their hands, as a sign of being His children. We must note that Jesus Christ is the word of God (that is His commandments) and, therefore He can only abide in us when we are in obedience with the word.

Spiritual rest therefore, implies our labouring for the kingdom from a position of rest in Jesus Christ trusting in Him in everything we do, without having to worry in the least way whatsoever.

 The above Biblical illuminations are very clear as to the importance of the 7th day -Saturday which is the Lord’s, contrary to the wide spread heretical teachings of Sunday. It is evidence that the saints (virgins) have slumbered and slept. We are in the “mid-night"(apex of spiritual darkness) with regard to our knowledge and living the word of God. Yes, the saints have all slumbered and sleep as it is written:

As the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. But at mid night there was a cry ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him(Matthew 25:6).

Can we now awake from slumber and be ready before it is too late for us to do anything about it?

 

IV) THERE ARE BLESSINGS RESERVED FOR THOSE WHO SANCTIFY THE 7 TH DAY AND KEEP IT HOLY (the 4th Commandment of God)

 

The Bible says:

“By the seventh day God finished what he had been doing and stopped working. He blessed the seventh day and set it apart as a special day, because by that day He had completed His creation and stopped working(Genesis 2: 2-4 Good News).

“Thus says the Lord, “Keep justice, and do righteousness for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed. Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who holds it fast, who keeps the Sabbath, not profaning it, and keeps his hands from doing evil( Isaiah 56:1-2).

If you treat the Sabbath as sacred and do not pursue your own interests on that day; if you value my holy day and honour it by not travelling, walking or talking idly on that day, then you will find the joy that comes from serving me. I will make you honoured all over the world, and you will enjoy the land I gave to your ancestor Jacob I, the Lord, have spoken”(Isaiah 58: 13-14).

And the Lord says to those foreigners who become part of his people, who love him and serve him, who observe the Sabbath and faithfully keep His covenantI will bring you to Zion, my sacred hill, give you joy in my house of prayer, and accept the sacrifices you off er on my altar. My Temple will be called a house of prayer for the people of all nations (Isaiah 16:4-8).

We can see from the above texts that:

 -God sanctified and blessed the seventh day as a special day for our sanctification, and blessings.

-It is the Lord who gives joy.

-It is the Lord who brings us up into Zion His secret presence of holiness, to teach us as it is written: Let us go up then hill of the Lord,to the temple of Israel’s God, He will teach us what he wants us to do; we will walk in the paths he has chosen. For the Lord’s teachings come from Jerusalem; from Zion He speaks to His people (Isaiah 2:1-30 Good News).

-He is the one who hears and answers our prayers.

 

Therefore, do the saints lack of spiritual sanctification and blessings, which make their hearts joyless, not account for the seeking of things, with hopes of filling the vacuum? Does their lack of the knowledge of the Lord and poverty in His teachings, not result in their failure in the fulfilment of an important condition, which is the sanctification of His Sabbath day?

What we mean here is to be led spiritually in the sanctification of the Sabbath, and not carnally or through human efforts in trying to please God, just because it is prescribed as we see some seventh day Adventist do. For it is written: “letters kill but the Spirit vivifies”.

Our Lord Jesus Christ rightly said: The Sabbath was made for the good of man( Mark 2: 27). Therefore, the joy, the honour and the blessings mentioned in the above extracts, are all the good things that God intended for man through the Sabbath (the 4th commandment of God concerning the 7th day of the week, which is Saturday and not Sunday).

It is thus automatic that the joy, honours and blessings we are having now in the Lord by obeying all the commandments but for the 4th (the sanctification of the 7th day), is incomplete.

We must confess that, this is one of the reasons why we of this generation do not go far with the Lord. Incomplete obedience is total disobedience.

 

V) THOSE WHO CONSCIOUSLY PROFANE THE 7TH DAY AFTER DIVINE REVELATION RECEIVE THE MARK OF THE BEAST ‘‘666’’

 

The Bible says, “Another angel, a second, followed, saying, “Fallen is Babylon the great, she who made all nations drink the wine of her impure passion”.

And another angel, a third followed them saying in a loud voice, ‘‘If any one worships the beast and its image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also shall drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured unmixed into the cup of his anger, and he shall be tormented with fire and sulphur in the presence of the Lamb.

And the smoke of their torment goes up for ever and ever; and they have no rest, day and night, those worshipers of the beast and its image, who receive the mark of its name’’.

Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus” (Revelation 14: 8-12).

From this text we notice clearly:

1) Call for the endurance of the saints.

2) Keep the commandments of God, and

3) The faith of Jesus.

 

If the so called grace in Jesus Christ that we so much misinterpret today was all and all, there would have been no need of mentioning “Keep the commandments of God, and faith of Jesus.”

Therefore, we conclude from this text that believing with faith in Jesus is abiding to the magnified moral laws of God (Ten Commandments magnified by the Lord Jesus). So, hell awaits all those who are being deceived by Satan to claim that Jesus nailed the Moral Law of God (Ten Commandments) on the cross, and their salvation now is only by grace without Laws to obey for it is written:

 Thus says the lord: Keep justice, and do righteousness, for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed. Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who holds it fast, who keeps the Sabbath, not profaning it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil( Isaiah 56:1- 2).

This text, is talking about the coming of the Lord for the rapture.

The Bible further says:

-“Then the Dragon was angry with the woman, and went off to make war on the rest of her off spring, on those who keep the commandments of God and bear testimony to Jesus” (Revelation 12:17)

 

-“Then I heard another voice from heaven saying: come out my people! come out from her! Lest you take part in her sins; lest you share in her plagues; for her sins are heaped high as heaven and God has remembered her iniquities” (Revelation 18: 4-8).

 -“Depart, depart, go out thence, go out from the midst of her, purify yourself, you who bear the vessels of the Lord” (Isaiah 52: 11).

-“Go out from Babylon, go free shout the news gladly; make it known every where ‘‘Th e Lord has saved his servant Israel” (Isaiah 48: 20).

 -“With his great power the Lord warned me not to follow the path, which the people were following. He said, ‘‘Do not join in the schemes of the people and do not be afraid of the things that they fear. Remember that I the Lord Almighty, am holy; I am the one you must fear. Because  of my awesome Holiness! I am like a stone that people stumble over; they will fall and be crushed. They will be caught in a trap”( Isaiah 8: 11-15 Good News).

 

All the children of God, wake up now from slumber and come out of Babylon the woman prostitute. Destroy her last chains of spiritual blindness, and get into 100% perfect obedience to God without which none shall enter His kingdom.

Remember that Adam and Eve went against just one of the Ten Commandments, (Thou shall not covet), and fail short of God’s glory. We should not afford to waste this last chance of reconciliation accorded by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ, for there shall be none. When the Holy Spirit revealed this truth, I cried out for mercy and pleaded for forgiveness and got into restitution.

Th e Pagan Roman Catholic idol religious system (Babylon -Mother of all prostitutes and perverts in the world Rev. 17: 5) is continuing today under the umbrella of Ecumenism to pull along its sisters unconverted pagan religious systems, to maximise their dishonouring of the Laws of the Most High.

She has modified the 4th Commandment of God and put aside the 7th day (Holy day) which God blessed and made Holy (Genesis 2: 2-3). Th e Weekly Sabbath came into being before Adam and Eve sinned. Therefore it was to be an everlasting Law, whether they had sinned or not. Rome replaced it with the day observed by pagans in honour of Methras - the god of the sun (the day of the Sun−Sunday).

 These changes were not radically very open from the beginning as in the first centuries; all the true Christians (the rest of the church Revelation. 12: 17) continued to sanctify the Lord’s Holy day (weekly Sabbath).

Unfortunately, Satan through his agents gradually and finally replaced this day with Sunday, claiming it to be in memorial of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. As “Christians” began faithfully honouring this day, Satan pushed them to develop hatred towards the Sabbath as an uncomfortable and miserable day of mourning which is unbearable. (Read Part 1V ahead for more details on this subject).

Brethren, If you all agree with us that we cannot use fake birth certificates, fake diplomas, fake passports etc, then equally we cannot used fake Times . and Laws changed by Satan from the original ones established by God.

 

We cannot use a fake 7th day of the week(Sunday), fake end of day(12night), fake end of months, fake end of year(December), fake Christmas day(25th December), fake Easter etc. All fake!!!!!!

And we claim that there is no problem about this, when we know very well that God had long warned us in Daniel 7:25 that Satan was going to change the right ones, and serve us with the fakes. As we can use these fake things only with man and not God, so too can we use Satan’s fake times and Laws with man and not God. He can never approve Satan’s works.

 

I pray that the Holy Spirit convict our heart to this divine truth. We may be up till now claiming on the grounds of conscience that we did not know the right ones, but today God has revealed them to us in this book. So we have no longer any grounds for excuse before God. Can we now carry out restitution by radically returning to God’s right Times and Laws established for us to obey?

Else, from God’s light after reading through the whole of this book, can we clearly justify our obedience to the Satan’s fake Times and Laws with the scriptures? We challenge you to prove us wrong with the scriptures in this matter.

But if you don’t, and refuse to submit to the voice of God speaking to you now through this book before the end that is at hand, then your conscience will judge you before God.

“ SATAN HAS USURPED GOD’S PLACE AS THE CREATOR ”

 

There remains an undeniable truth that the devil has completely changed the only aspect of the Divine Law, which reveals to all mankind the real Living God as the creator of everything. We must note that, it is only the 4th commandment, which reveals God as the sole creator of Heaven and Earth; thus distinguishing Him clearly from other false gods.

Therefore, it remains a Memorial Day of God’s works of creation, that the 7th day is sanctified as a day of rest for man. Th is day was destined to enable the human spirit remember the living God as the author of their existence and as an object of respect and adoration. The Bible says of this: “In God we live and move and exist” (Act 17: 28).

 Satan has directed all his efforts against the obedience of the 4th commandment, which shows God as the supreme creator, consequently rejecting Him and usurping His place as the creator (2nd Thess 2:4). Are you one of those who have consciously joined Satan in this rejection and usurpation?

 We are sanctifying Sunday as the Holy day of the Lord instead of Saturday. Where is it written in the Bible? We pose this challenging question to all saints, just like Herbert W. Armstrong was challenged by his wife:

 “ … Then in the fall of 1926, at the age of 34, it seemed that the roof had caved in and I was crushed! I was assailed by very disturbing dual challenges.

My wife, after nine years of happy marriage, began keeping the seventh-day instead of Sunday! To me that was religious fanaticism! What would business contacts think? But she claimed to have found this teaching in the Bible.

All the arguments came instantly to mind. They were of no avail. ‘But the Bible says,’’ I protested, ‘‘Thou shalt observe SUNDAY!’’. ‘‘Can you show that to me in the Bible?’’ She asked. ‘‘Well, no,’’ I replied. ‘‘ I don’t know much about the Bible. My interests and studies have been in the area of business.

But all these churches can’t be wrong-they take their beliefs from the Bible, and they all observe Sunday’’. ‘‘ if’’ she smiled sincerely-but to me exasperating-‘‘you can show me where the Bible commands Sunday observance, I’ll go back to it’’ There was no dodging the challenge. My marriage depended on it!

. Th e dual challenge drove me into a determined almost night-and-day research. Th at intensive study continued for six months before I found the proved answer. Yet the study has never ceased to this day …. In this in depth study of the Bible, I had the use of all the biblical helps-concordance, Greek- English and Hebrew-English lexicons, commentaries, Bible dictionaries and religious Encyclopaedias.

I also used, in questionable passages, the Hebrew Old Testament and Greek New Testament, with the lexicons. And I used every translation or version then published-especially the Offutt,  Ferrar Fenton, Smith−Good speed, American Revised and the Williams New Testament.

My research was totally different from that of students in the seminary. They absorb what they are taught in the doctrines of their denomination ….

Christ taught me what I did not want to believe but what he showed me was TRUE! …. Jesus Christ is the personal Word of God. He, in person, taught the original 12 apostles and the apostle Paul.

The Bible is the same word of God IN PRINT today. Thus it was the same Jesus Christ who taught the original apostles, beginning A.D 27, and 1.900 years later, beginning 1927, myself. And let me add here that my study of God’s revelation of truth has never ceased. Later Christ used me in founding three liberal arts colleges-including one in England.

Through constant study, teaching and collaboration with spirit-minded faculty members in theological courses, my mind has remained OPEN. And knowledge of God’s revealed truth has increased.

But in my initial six months intensive in-depth study I was undergoing a process of Unlearning-discovering that church teachings had been the diametric opposite of Bible TRUTH!

The most difficult thing for any human mind is to admit being wrong. It was not easier for me than for others. But God had brought me through circumstances, to the point

where he had made me willing …. It was humiliating to have to admit my wife had been right and I had been wrong in the most serious argument that ever came between us …. But to my utter disappointed astonishment, I found that many of the popular church teachings and practices were not based on the Bible ….. The opening of my eyes to the TRUTH brought me to the crossroads of my life.

 To accept it meant to throw in my lot with a class of humble and unpretentious people I had come to look upon as inferior .It meant being cut off from the high and mighty and the wealthy of this world, to which I had aspired. It meant the final crushing of VANITY.

It meant a total change of life. It meant real REPENTANCE, for now I had been rebelling against God in many ways than just breaking the Sabbath command. It meant turning around and going THE WAY OF GOD-the way of his BIBLE living according to every word in the Bible, instead of according to the ways of the society or desires of the flesh and vanity.

It was a matter of which way I would travel for the remainder of my life. I had certainly reached the CROSSROADS! And I can say now, with the apostle Paul, ‘‘that the gospel which (is) preached of me is not after man.

For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ (Galatians 1:11- 12,15-17) …. This world’s religious teachings did not come from God! OnlyGod is infallibly correct!

I was brought, by the spring of 1927, to a complete MIND-SWEEPING!

My Mind was being swept clean of previous assumptions and beliefs I had been brought through a painful experience. Twice profitable business had collapsed, leaving me frustrated. Then I was brought to acknowledge that whatever religious beliefs I had held were contrary to the truth of God.

Notonly what I had believed, but also what the churches believed ….. I had been CONQUERED by the great majestic GOD brought to a real repentance and also brought to a new ROCK−BASED SOLID FAITH in Jesus Christ and in God’s Word.

I had been brought to a complete surrender to God and His WORD. I was baptized, and the infilling of God’s Holy Spirit opened my mind to the JOY UNSPEAKABLE of knowing God and Jesus Christ-of knowing TRUTH and the warmth of God’s divine LOVE ….

 The Church was infiltrated during the first century with another gospel.

Many false teachings and false churches under the name of ‘ traditional Christianity’’ arose …. And now, in my 93rd year I have been led to write this book before this event packed life end, to share with as many as care to know, the answers that the great supreme mind of God reveals in his word if one is only willing to understand that word …. I was born of ordinary but stable and upright parents, with an ancestry in the Quaker faith.

I have my genealogy all the way back to Edward of England and a line extending back to King David of ancient Israel. I have been astonished to discover this genealogy and the fact that I am, on one side of my family, actually of ‘the house of David ( extract: Mystery of the Ages pg18-19, by Herbert W. Armstrong).

Others today, just like this man of God until his eyes were opened, claim to be following the majority. We may satisfy our conscience with whatever lies we want, but remember the Bible says: “Many are called but few are chosen.”

Much will be demanded on the judgement day from those who had been taught more, but failed to obey(Luke 12:47-48). In fact, the out cry of some Saints on the profanation of the Lord’s Holy day (Sabbath), has been of old as some men of God recounts:

 Arthur Wallis recounts that, Blackstone who is author of the Commentaries on Law wrote that as a young man he sought in vain for a sound gospel preacher in London, but found none.

The ministry was largely corrupt: The Sabbath was a day of general carousal, Public blasphemy was common, current literature and common conversation was lascivious and corrupt.

God was openly defied and the outlook was dark indeed. Here and there a few godly men and women were crying unto God for reformation and revival. As a result of this out cry to the Lord the Lord ‘made bare His Holy arm in the eyes of all the nations, that the ends of the earth might see His salvation’.

Three men were born in one year, 1703, John Wesley in England, Gilbert Tennent in Ireland, and Jonathan Edwards in Massachusetts. Eleven years later, George Whitefield was born. These four men as history tells, were the human agents of the greatest spiritual awakening that broke, like a storm, over England and America just two hundred years ago."

 

I must confess that things have never been the same with me, from the day I was led by the Holy Spirit, to start sanctifying the Lord’s Holy day. We are therefore, inviting you to do the same and enjoy the rich blessings that will come from Him. Don’t give the honour of your God to the devil.

The scripture says: He blessed the seventh day and set it apart as a special day(Genesis 2.3). Yes, the Lord blessed the seventh day there are blessings reserved for those who sanctify this day. To reject sanctifying this day the way He has commanded, is to deprive oneself from the sanctification and the blessings of this day.

 

The devil is therefore, not ignorant to have changed this day from Saturday which is the seventh day to Sunday which is the 1st day.

In this book, we are making it very clear that our Lord can be worshiped every day, but the 7th day of the week which is Saturday, must be sanctified and kept holy as one of the prescriptions for 100percent obedience.

This is a command from the Lord that must be obeyed by all those who confess His holy name. I believe that the magnified Ten commandments of God the father and the son our Lord Jesus Christ which is all of the New and part of the Old Testament, must be fully observed as the Bible says:

 -“And now O Israel, obey the statutes and the ordinances which I teach you, and do them, that you may live and go in and take possession of the land which the Lord the God of your father, gives you. Do not add anything to what I command you, and do not take anything away, obey the commandment of the Lord your God, that I have given you”(Deuteronomy 4: 1-2).

 

-“If any one adds anything to them, God will add to his punishment the plagues described in this book, God will take away from his share of the fruit of the tree of life and of the holy city, which are described in this book”(Revelation 22: 18-19).

 Our prayers are that we diligently read through this book, submitting ourselves to the highly honoured teacher, the Holy Spirit. By so doing, we will discover many things other than just the 4thcommandment that have been changed by Satan and we are ignorantly obeying him and depriving ourselves of God’s glory.

May all human and denominational instincts and emotions be prayed off as we read and obey the Lord, for it is written:

 The lord and the lord alone is our God. Love the lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. Never forget these commandments that I am giving you today. Teach them to your children. Repeat them when you are at home and when you are away, when you are resting and when you are at work. Tie them on your arms and wear them on your fore heads as a reminder. Write them on the door -posts of your houses and on your gates( Deuteronomy 6: 4).

 

VI) WHERE ARE THE SEVENTH DAY’S ADVENTISTS GOING  WRONG?

 

Our brethren of the 7th day Adventist have illumination on this point of sanctifying the Sabbath, but unfortunately some are laying hold on it as the only key to eternal life and sanctifying it in the flesh (works of the Law), while neglecting the other requirements of Christian life. This instead of being baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit to experience his indwelling power of transformation to new life, some under the devil’s tricks, prefer to philosophise.

The devil is victoriously in his tricks, succeeding in using this denomination to scare away the Saints, and continue to blind them on God’s 4th commandment.

 Today, when you dare talk to a saint on the sanctification of the Lord’s day (the 7thDay- Saturday), the devil immediately puts a barrier: Are you of the 7th day Adventist? At this point, total confusion steps in, and he starts telling you some philosophised funny doctrines of the 7th day Adventist which convinces him that they have gone astray and cannot be right on the issue of the 7th day (Sabbath).

With time, most of the Adventists have become basically theologians and have abandoned the life of the Holy Spirit. Today, they have become denominational Christians philosophising Bible doctrine rather than Christians living the burning life of the Holy Spirit.

For those not Baptized in the Holy Spirit, we advise that you come out of your spiritual bondage and interact with other fellow Christians baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit, and yourselves be baptized and filled! Else, of what use is it carrying a Lamp (word) without oil (Holy Spirit)?

When you do this, you will certainly speak in the “Tongues” your religious denomination is rejecting.

And only then can you qualify to be witnesses of the Lord Jesus as it is written:But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you and you shall be my witnesses … (Acts 1:8).

 As to the baptism into the Holy Spirit the bible further says:

while Peter was still saying this, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. And the believers from among the circumcised who came with peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles. For they heard them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter declared, “ Can any one forbid water for baptising these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?(Acts 10:44-47). Also read Acts 19:1-5 and Luke 24:48-49.

Are you therefore, a special category of modern believers who do not need baptism into the Holy Spirit that leads to speaking in strange tongues? (We are not saying that all speaking in tongues come from the Lord).

GOD’S SABBATH REST IN REDEMPTION (Hebrew 4: 8-11, Matthew 11:28-30)

 

“SO THEN,THERE REMAINS A SABBATH REST

Of this the Bible says:

He said this even though His works had been finished from the time He created the world. For somewhere in the Scripture, this is said about the Seventh day: “God rested on the seventh day from all his works’’ this is spoken of again ‘they will not enter that land where I would have given them rest’.

Those who first heard the good News did not receive that rest, because they did not believe. There are then others who are allowed to receive it. This is shown by the fact that God sets another, which is called ‘today’ many years later He spoke of it through David in the scripture already quoted:

‘‘If you hear God’s voice today do not be stubborn’’. For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not speak later of another day. So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God; for he who enters God’s rest also ceases from his works as God did from His. Let us therefore strive to enter that rest that no one falls by the same sort of disobedience( Hebrew 4: 3-10 Good News Bible)

 

Many people have been misled by the devil to claim that this text nullifies the existence of God’s 4th commandment, which imposes the sanctification of the 7th day. Perceiving this text spiritually, the first thing that automatically clarifies us is that, the people of Israel under Joshua used to sanctify the Lord’s Sabbath (resting from physical works of their hands).

Therefore, the rest here, which is compared to God’s Sabbath rest, is spiritual rest. So the rest talked of in this passage is spiritual rest that is compared to God’s Sabbath rest. Some Bible translations put it this way:As it is however, there still remains for God’s people a rest like God’s resting on the 7th day.

 Thus, it is very simple to understand that, when a man gets into Gods Spiritual rest, he has to rest from his works. Therefore, in the case of Spiritual rest, it does not mean that he stops spiritual and physical labours.

They will still be enduring for God, but from a position of rest as the Lord will be the one to successfully lead him through as it is written: Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light(Matthew 11:28-30).

 

As a general briefing on this, we may clearly say that the day the gospel of Christ knocks at our doors (hearts), and we open for Him to enter and dwell, making us adoptive children of God, we have entered His spiritual rest.

That is resting from our own personal human efforts (works), to please God, given that Christ is victory over Satan. If we have victory in Christ over Satan, then we have rest over the power of sin’s rule on us through the Holy

Spirit. In this light, the Bible says: Since Christ suffered physically, you too must strengthen yourselves with the same way of thinking that he had; because whoever suffers physically is no longer involved with sin. From now on, then, you must live the rest of your earthly lives controlled by God’s will and not by human desires (1st peter 4: 1-2).

 The sanctification of the Sabbath day (the 7th day of the week according to the 4th commandment), implies that we actually rest from our physical works, as prescribed in Exodus 20:8. REST in this sense is not Spiritual rest because on this day, God rested from His physical works of creation and not Spiritual rest.

If God were to stop spiritual works, then everything would cease to exist. This command of the Lord is a general clarification on what we have been saying. So, we must stop using Hebrew 4: 8-10, to satisfy our wicked hearts in profaning the Lord’s Holy day (Sabbath) in our physical works.

 

‘‘ IS IT AGAINST OUR LAW TO HEAL ON THE SABBATH ’’

 

Our Spiritual works unto the Lord must continue since they are everlasting as the Bible says:

Six days shall work be done; but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation you shall do no work; it is a Sabbath to the Lord in all your dwellings (Leviticus 23: 3).

Does this not go in line with: healing, meditation etc, which all belongs to the Lord? Are these not the things our Lord Jesus Christ and the Apostles were doing every Sabbath? To this the Bible says:

“Jesus left that place and went to a synagogue, where there was a man who had a paralysed hand. Some people were there who wanted to accuse Jesus of doing wrong, so they asked him, ‘‘is it against our Law to heal on the Sabbath?’’

Jesus answered, ‘‘What if one of you has a sheep and it falls into a deep hole on the Sabbath? Will he not take hold of it and lift it out? And a man is worth much more than a sheep! So then our Law does allow us to help someone on the Sabbath’’ then he said to the man with the paralysed  hand, ‘‘stretch out your hand” (Matthew 12: 9-13 Good News)

 The Law of God permits us to heal, win souls, evangelise, worship, teach etc., on the Sabbath day. These are all Spiritual works rendered to the Lord.

But for these Spiritual services to the Lord, physical works for individual or collective pleasure is not authorised. May the Lord open our eyes to see that Saturday is the 7th day and not the Roman Catholic instituted Sunday, which is the 1st day of the week.

We can worship God everyday from the first to the 7th day, but the 7th day is dedicated to Him alone. We can worship Him from the 1st to the 6th day while doing our works; but on the 7th day, we must serve Him and only Him alone.

Let us stop our disobedience now and obey all the Laws and not just one, for the Bible says whoever obeys all and disobeys one, has gone against all.

 Brethren, can God consider something sinful today and condemn defaulters to death; and the following day, He re-considers the very sin as holy? What we are trying to say is that, God can’t consider sexual immorality, murder, etcetera, as sinful and punishable by death today, and tomorrow will reconsider them as Holy and un punishable.

If He does so, the others He punished by death will accuse him. For instance the Bible says:

This is what the Lord has commanded you to do: You have six …. Any one who does any work on that day will be put to death (Exodus 35: 1-2 Good News).

 -“Once, while the Israelites were in the wilderness, a man was found gathering firewood on the Sabbath.. ‘‘ Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘‘ the man must be put to death; the whole community is to stone him to death outside the camp’’ so the whole community took him outside the camp and stoned him to death, as the Lord had commanded”(Number 15:32-36).

 

-But if the charge is true and there is no proof that the girl was a virgin, then they are to take her out to the entrance of her fathers house, where the men of the city are to stone her to death. She has done a shameful thing among our people by having intercourse before she was married, while she was still living in her father’s house. In this way you will get rid of this evil” (Deuteronomy 22: 20-21 Good News).

 

-“If a man is caught having intercourse with another man’s wife, both of them are to be put to death. In this way you will get rid of this evil “(Deuteronomy 22: 22 Good News).

 “ SPIRITUAL DEATH LEADS TO PHYSICAL DEATH, THEN TO THE SECOND DEATH ”

 

We conclude therefore that, the sanction for profaning the Sabbath as well as any other Sin, is death as it is written:

“ The wages of sin is death” Through Christ, the physical death on the spot by stoning as it used to be in the Old came to an end. But spiritual death immediately comes into effect as soon as a sin is committed.

The Grace in the Blood of Jesus Christ can therefore only work when we confess and repent. Any other thing in the name of grace in Jesus is useless. This spiritual death leads to physical death, and then to the second death, which is everlasting death in the lake of fire.

If therefore, we claim profaning the Sabbath is not a sin, then: murder, adultery, worshiping idols, and images, etc should not also be considered as Sins.

 The bitter truth to be spoken is that, we do not love God. We study the scriptures claiming to find eternal life, but yet we are unwilling to obey and put it into practice. We confess with our lips that we observe the Ten Commandments of God, but in practice we observe only nine.

We judge others for violating the 1st commandments of God by worshiping statues and images, while we disobey the 4th. Hypocrites that we are!

Why then do we look at the speck in our brother’s eye, and pay no attention to the log in our own eye? We say to our brother, ‘please, let me take that speck out of your eye’ when we have a log in our own eye! Let’s first take the log out of our own eye and then we will be able to see clearly to take the speck out of our brother’s eye.

 

WHAT BECAME OF THE CEREMONIAL SABBATHS?

 

We can no longer be talking of ceremonial Sabbaths in the New Testaments because; they were just temporary and waiting for Christ. So they disappeared with the coming of Christ. We are therefore not to be judged on ceremonial Sabbaths because they were shadow of Christ (Colossians 2:16-14, Hebrew 9:9-14).

The ceremonial Sabbaths among other rituals owe their origin from Mount Sinai, and involved among others rituals: Temple sacrifices for the purification of sins.

SOME BIBLICAL EXAMPLES OF CEREMONIAL SABBATH ARE:

 

-“On the day of the first fruits, when you offer a cereal offering of new grain to the Lord at your feast of weeks, you shall have a Holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work” (Numbers 28: 26-30).

 -“On the first day of the seventh month you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work. It is a day for you to blow the trumpets, and you shall offer a burnt offering, a pleasing odour to the Lord”(Numbers 29:1-2).

 -“And it shall be a statute to you for ever that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict yourselves, and shall do no work, either the native or the stranger who sojourn among you; for on this day shall atonement be made for you, to cleanse you; from all your sins you shall be clean before the Lord. It is a Sabbath of solemn rest to you, and you shall afflict yourselves” (Leviticus 16: 29-31).

 The whole of Leviticus 23:4-44, dwells on ceremonial Sabbaths. Therefore, because no work was to be done on these occasions, it was called SABBATH, since Sabbath deals with resting from our physical works.

 

YOU OBSERVE DAYS, AND MONTHS, AND SEASONS AND YEARS!”(CEREMONIAL SABBATHS).

 

The Bible says: You observe days, and months, and seasons and years! (Galatians 4:10-11). Paul clearly meant here, the way it was all done in the Old Testament ceremonial ways of works and the offering of sacrifices: food, wine, meat etcetera, that is the ceremonial Law as he further clarifies in verse 21-26 saying: ‘desire to be under the Law.’ For instance, it is written:.

-“Three times in a year you shall keep a feast of unleavened bread; as I commanded you, you shall eat unleavened bread for seven days at the appointed time in the appointed month Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt (Atonement day” (Exodus 23:14-15).

 -“On the tenth day of the seventh month, the Israelites and the foreigners living among them must fast and do no work. On that day the ritual is to be performed to purify them from all their sins, so that they will be ritually clean”( Leviticus 16: 29-30)

 

-“The pass over celebrated to honour the Lord, begins at sunset on the fourteenth day of the first month. On the fifteenth day the festival of unleavened Bread begins, and for seven days you must not eat any bread made with yeast” (Leviticus 23: 5-6).

-“The Festival of shelters begins on the fifteenth day of the seventh month and continues for seven days. On the 1st of these days …? ”(Leviticus 33: 35).

 

Here, we are dealing essentially with the ceremonial Sabbaths (Holy days). Which ceased from being effective with the coming of Christ. Today in Israel, the Jews who rejected and are still rejecting Christ are still obeying these ceremonial Sabbaths under Judaism the old religious system of works before the coming of Christ.

These and many others constitute the ceremonial and civil Laws, which were temporary and shadow of what was to come (Jesus Christ). Those who had believed in Christ seemed to have been continuing with these practices and that is why Paul made the statement in Galatians 4:10-11.

They were now to be led by the Holy Spirit in the obedience of God’s laws, rather than the practice of works as we have been saying.

Looking at it spiritually in this perspective, you will not find yourself contradicting the scriptures for:

1) Do we not in spirit and truth, thank the Lord everyday, every week, every month and at the end of every year? Yes! We do organise special services of thanksgiving to the Lord each even though at the wrong time.

2) Do we follow the ceremonial practices as required in the Old Testament? Certainly not! Is this not what Paul meant? Our problem here is that, they have all been changed, and we are following the wrong ones, as we will discover more as we read on. We keep referring you to Isaiah 66: 23-24.

Therefore, in order not to be led astray in the misinterpretation of this statement made by apostle Paul, we must spiritually be led to understand its domain of application and circumstances.

THEREFORE, LET NO ONE MAKE RULES ON THE MATTERS OF ..”

 

The Bible says: Therefore, let no one make rules on the matter of food, and drink or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. These are only a shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ. Let no one … (Colossians 2:16-19).

Other Bibles in the place of rules apply the word ‘judgement’; all carry the same significance. This passage enlightens us more on the human efforts and works in the Old Testaments, aimed at pleasing God instead of believing in Christ, and receiving the Holy Spirit to lead us in obedience.

For instance, in the Old Testament there were ceremonial rules and regulations attached to the observation of the Sabbath day, as well as the new moon festivals, and other festivals: The offering of food and drinks, circumcision etcetera.

And there was also the ceremonial Sabbaths that ceased with the coming of Christ (more clarifications ahead). When we continue reading Colossians 2: 23 that says:

"These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting rigour of devotion and self-abasement and severity to the body, but they are of no value in checking the indulgence of the flesh’, we understand clearly here that Paul meant human efforts (works of the Law) as was in the past before Christ.

For more clarifications on this the Bible says plainly:

It means that the offerings and animal sacrifice presented to God cannot make the worshipers heart perfect, since they have to do only with food, drink, and various purification ceremonies. These are all outward rules, which apply only until the time when God will establish the new order (Coming of Christ). But Christ has already come as high priest of the good things that are already here.

“The tent….His blood will purify our consciences from useless rituals, so that we may serve the living God (Hebrew 9: 9-14 Good News).

WHAT DOES MAKING RULES ON SOMETHING, OR TO GOVERN SOMETHING MEAN?

 

For instance, food, wine, meat etcetera, were binding rules attached to the celebration of the weekly Sabbath (4th commandment) as we earlier mentioned. It is written:

"On the Sabbath day, offer two one-year-old male lambs without any defect, two kilograms of fl our mixed with olive-oil as a grain -offering, and the wine offering. This burnt-offering is to be offered every Sabbath in addition to the daily offering with its wine-offering (Numbers 28: 9-10).

These were some of the rules meant by Apostle Paul to be: “shadow of things in the future; the reality is Christ” (Colossians 2: 17).

If we read the content of the 4th commandment (Exodus 20: 8), we will not find these rules; so they were some of the temporary attached religious ceremonial laws (shadow), waiting for the coming of Christ. And thus when Christ did come, these rules all passed away. The scripture says:

‘they were nailed on the cross’. We must however take note that most of the civil laws reinforcing the ten commandments were not changed but greatly magnified by the Lord Jesus Christ. This is confirmed by Mathew 5: 17−18 that says,:

Think not that I have come to abolish the Law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfi l them. As to the ceremonial rules it is written:

 

-“The Lord said to Moses, “ command the people and say to them, ‘ my offering and, my food for offerings by fire, my pleasing odour, you shall take, heed to offer to me in its due season … “On the Sabbath day two male lambs a year old without blemish, and two tenth of an ephah of fine fl our a cereal offering, mixed with oil, and its drink offering: this is the burnt offering of every Sabbath, besides the continual burnt offering and its drink offering at the beginning of your months, you shall offer a burnt offering to the Lord: two young bulls, one ram … (Numbers 28:1-31).

 

-“From his own flocks and herds he provided animals for the burnt-offering each morning and evening, and for those offered on the Sabbath, at New Moon festivals which are required by the Law of the Lord( 2nd chronicles 31: 3).

 The whole of Numbers 29, and many other texts in the Bible clarify us more on this issues of rules talked of by apostle Paul. This text is clearly telling us that these offerings were only a shadow of Christ’s body that was to come and take its place. Therefore, now that the body has already taken the place of these offerings of food and drinks on the cross, they are no longer of any value.

Christ’s body taking the place of these offerings, and therefore eliminating the rules on offering of material things will never mean eliminating the value of the Sabbath or the beginning of new months before God. They will continue, but only in adoration, praise, worship and thanksgiving in spirit without any offering of material things, as in the past as it is written:

Let us then always offer praises to God as our sacrifices through Jesus, which is the offering presented by lips that confess him as lord (Hebrew 13:11-16). If it were not so, then we will be contradicting ourselves telling people not to drink alcohol, attend funerals, and other worldly ceremonies.

And what are we to say of this scripture:

-For as the new heaven and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, says the Lord; so shall your descendants and your name remain. From new moon to new moon, and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before me, says the Lord. And they shall go forth and look on the dead bodies of the men that have rebelled against me; for their worms shall not die, their fire shall not be quenched, and they shall be an abhorrence to all flesh”( Isaiah 66: 23-24).

 

From this text, we see that the Sabbath and the new moon (new month) adoration, praise, thanksgiving, and worship unto the Most High God in spirit and not the offering of food and drinks, will continue into the new heaven and new earth which we are all striving for. Therefore, Christ body did not do away with God’s Laws, but did away with the offering of material things and works as efforts of pleasing God. It did away with the ceremonial Sabbaths and not the weekly.

 

One aspect of the civil and ceremonial Laws to support the application of one point of the ten commandments, which is the 4th commandment on the sanctification of the 7th day was: killing all those caught profaning it, the offering of food and drinks, circumcision, etcetera.

They were all temporal and waiting for Christ. That is why they were not put in the covenant box with the ten commandments and sealed. But the ceremonial laws were put out-beside the box waiting for modification.

When Christ came, He modified these rules that were considered as hard. That is why they no longer exist. We are therefore, no longer to be judged by them (Colossians 2:16).

Therefore, because no work was to be done on these occasions, it was called “Sabbath”, since Sabbath deals with resting from our physical works. On the other hand, some by the powers of lying demons have considered rest to mean death, thus considering it as body, soul and spirit ceasing from existence. This, basing their arguments on Ecclesiastics 9: 3.

 

WHAT THEREFORE DID PAUL MEAN IN GALATIANS 4:10-11, Romans 14: 5, 1ST Timothy 4:3-4,  and Colossians 10:25 :

 

“ …YOU OBSERVE DAYS, AND MONTHS, AND SEASONS AND YEARS”?

Before we continue   this subject, we must first take note of this warning:

So also our beloved brother Paul wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, speaking of this as he does in all his letters. There are some things in them hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other scriptures. You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, beware lest you be carried away with the error of Lawless men and lost your own stability ( 2nd Peter 3:15-17).

 

This text spells out plainly that, Apostle Paul’s letters were written with wisdom and contained difficult things. And unfortunately because of this, many people are misinterpreting him and promoting lawlessness. Is this not what we are doing? So this text is greatly warning us to be very careful as we read apostle Paul’s letters, else we will misinterpret him and promote lawlessness for our own very destruction.

 

What Paul meant here was the “ceremonial Sabbaths”. This involves the ceremonial ways of works in the Old Testament aimed at pleasing God on certain specified days, months, seasons, and years. It was characterized by the offering of sacrifices like: food, drink, wine, meat, circumcision etcetera.

 Yes, The Bible says: You observe days, and months, and seasons and years! (Galatians 4:10-11). Paul clearly meant, the way it was all done in the Old Testament ceremonial ways of works, and the offering of sacrifices like: Food, drink, wine, meat etc, which is the ceremonial Law as he further clarifies in verse 21-26 when he says, ‘desire to be under the Law.’

For instance, the Bible says:

-“Three times in a year you shall keep a feast of unleavened bread; as I commanded you, you shall eat unleavened bread for seven days at the appointed time in the appointed month Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt (Atonement day) “(Exodus 23:14-15).

-“On the tenth day of the seventh month, the Israelites and the foreigners living among them must fast and do no work. On that day the ritual is to be performed to purify them from all their sins, so that they will be ritually clean( Leviticus 16: 29-30).

 

-“The pass over celebrated to honour the Lord, begins at sunset on the fourteenth day of the first month. On the fifteenth day the festival of unleavened Bread begins, and for seven days you must not eat any bread made with yeast ”( Leviticus 23: 5-6).

 -“The Festival of shelters begins on the fifteenth day of the seventh month and continues for seven days. On the 1st of these days ( Leviticus 33: 35).

Here, we are dealing essentially with the ceremonial Sabbaths (holy days), which ceased from being effective with the coming of Christ. Today in Israel, the Jews that rejected and keep rejecting Christ are still obeying these ceremonial Sabbaths under Judaism the old religious system of works, before the coming of Christ.

These and many others constitute the ceremonial and civil Laws, which were Temporal and shadow of what was to come (Jesus Christ). Those who had believed in Christ seemed to have been continuing with these practices, and that is why Paul made the statement in Galatians 4:10-11.

They were now to be led by the Holy Spirit in obedience of God’s laws, rather than the practice of works as we have been saying. Looking at it spiritually in this perspective, we will not find ourselves in contradiction with the scriptures.

 To further clarify issues:

-Do we not, in spirit and truth thank the lord every day, every week, every month and at the end of every year? Yes, we do organise special service of thanksgiving to the Lord every end of year, even though at the wrong time.

 -Do we follow the ceremonial practices as is stipulated in the Old Testament? Certainly not! Is this not what Paul meant? Our problem here is that they have all been changed and we are following the wrong ones, as more will be discovered as we read ahead. We keep referring you to Isaiah 66: 23-24.

 Therefore, in order not to be led astray in the misinterpretation of this statement of Apostle Paul, we must spiritually be led to understand it’s domain of application, and circumstances.

 

“ ONE MAN ESTEEMS ONE DAY AS BETTER THAN ANOTHER DOES ”:

 

The Bible says:

One man esteems one day as better than another, while another man esteems all days alike. Let everyone be fully convinced in his own mind? He who observes the day observes it in honour of the Lord (Romans 14:5-

 The above statement cannot and will never be applicable to any issue, having legislation. It can only be applicable to general issues having no collective legislation, and therefore, allowed to individual esteem and opinion.

How Satan Effectively Changed The Times And Laws Of God, And Brought The Saints To Bow

                                             

THE ANTI-CHRIST “666” AND CHARACTERISTICS OF HIS POWER

 

THe scripture says: He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High and shall think to change the times and the laws; and they (saints) shall be given into his hands (Daniel 7: 25-28).

We can trace three important points from this extract:

1) “Speak words against the Most High God’’ which implies blaspheming.

2) “Oppress God’s people” indicating that this power will go out for persecutions.

 3) “Think to change the Times and Laws’’ meaning that this power will undermine God, to change His word.

It’s therefore very important for us to discover in the first place who this ‘‘HE’’ is referring to in this extract. In the Bible, the prophetic predication  of ‘‘HE’’ is revealed in many names:

 -As  ‘‘THE ANTI-CHRIST’(1st John 4: 3).

 -As “  A MAN OF SINS’’ and ‘‘THE SON OF PERDITION’’( 2nd Thessalonians 2: 3)

-As  ‘‘THE WICKED ONE’ (2nd Thess 2: 7 ).

-AS “  THE MAN OF LAWLESSNESS Who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called God or object of worship” ( 2nd Th ess 2: 3-4 ).

 -As ‘‘ GREAT BABYLON, the mother of all prostitutes and perverts in the world ’’ ‘‘And I saw that the woman was drunk with blood of those who were killed because they had been loyal to Jesus’ (Revelation 17: 5 .5).

In a vision in 1999, the Lord showed me a woman with all the various occult signs you can think of in this world. Curiously, she equally had the Roman Catholic rosaries and Moslem rostrum all drawn on her body. She was so frightful to look at.

This woman is the representation of the beast with its various diversified and disguised working blasphemous instruments(systems). In this context the bible says: ‘‘ ….I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of blasphemous names..’’ Revelation 17:3.

 

SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF POWER ATTRIBUTED TO THIS USURPER ‘‘HE’’

 

a) He is like a man: “With eyes like eyes of a man”( Daniel: 7:8). ‘‘A mouth full of arrogance’’.

 b) Opposing to the truth: “And truth was cast down to the ground”(Daniel 8: 12).For the day will not come until the final rebellion takes place and the wicked one appears, who is destined for hell” ( 2nd Thess 2: 3).

 c) Opposing God and Jesus Christ:-“He shall speak words against the Most High God” (Daniel 17: 25).

 -“Exalts himself against every so-called God or object of worship. So that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God”( 2nd Thess 2: 3-4).

 -“The beast was allowed to make proud claims, which were insulting to God, and it was permitted to have authority for forty-two months.

-It began to curse God, His name the place where He lives, and all those who live in heaven”(Revelation 13: 5-6).

 -“It even defied the commander (Christ) of the heavenly army” (Daniel 8: 11).

-“Because he is cunning, he will succeed in his deceitful ways. He will be proud of himself and destroy many people without warning. He will even defy the greatest king of all (Jesus Christ), but he will be destroyed without the use of any human power”(Daniel 8: 25)

 d) Opposing the mediating works of Jesus Christ.

-“He stopped the daily sacrifi ces off ered, to God” (Daniel 8: 11-12).

-“He desecrated the temple” (Daniel 8: 11).

-“He takes his seat in the temple of God proclaiming himself to be God(2nd Th essa. 2: 4)

 e) Opposing the laws of God:

-“He shall think to change the times and the Laws” ( Daniel 7: 25).

f) A great persecuting power:

-“He will make war against God’s people and conquer them (Daniel 7:21, 25).

 -“It was allowed to fight against God’s people and to defeat them, and it was given authority over every tribe, nation, languages, and race.

All people living on earth will worship it, except those whose names were written before the creation of the world in the book of the living which belongs to the lamb that was killed Jesus Christ ( Revelation .13: 7).

 -"Then the dragon was angry with the woman, and went off to make war on the rest of her off spring, on those who keep the commandments of God and bear testimony t o Jesus (Revelation 12:17).

For all those who are ignorant of whom the dragon (Satan) really was before sinning, read Ezekiel 28: 15-1. It is written: We know that we belong to God, even though the whole world is under the Rule of the evil one(1st John 5: 19).


ROME AND THE ROMAN CATHOLIC PAPACY CONFIRMED AS THE ‘‘HE’’ (THE USURPER, WOMAN PROSTITUTE, BABYLON ETC)



WHEN DID SATAN'S PERSECUTION OF THE   NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH BEGIN


We must note that apostle John received the message of Revelation on the Island of Pathmos around 95AD during Satan’s persecution of the church through the Roman Empire immediately after Christ as it is written: " About that time Herod the king began to persecute some members of the Church. He killed James the brother of John with the sword, and when He saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also … (Acts 12: 1-5).

 

 

Therefore, Satan (the dragon) had begun persecuting the Church through the Roman Empire the beast (a beast coming up out of the sea,) immediately after the death of Christ for the Bible says : Then the dragon was angry with the woman and went off to make war with the Rest of her off springs" Revelation 12: 13-17.


Thus, before the birth of the little "horn"(the Papal system Daniel 7:25-28)

To continue persecuting the Church of Christ, Satan had already began persecuting It through the Roman Empire.

To this the Bible says:  The little horn was successful in every thing  it did (Daniel 8:9-14).

 

Therefore, immediately after Christ, the church of the New Testament whose foundation he had laid started facing persecution as early as 34 AD, with

Satan aiming by this, to totally put off the name of Jesus Christ as it is written:

They beat them and charge them not to speak in the name of Jesus (ActS 5:40-41). Thus the unconverted Jews in collaboration with the Roman authorities all under the power of Satan mounted serious persecution against the church.

 

This was continued forcefully by the Roman Catholic Papacy (The  little horn of the fourth beast Roman Empire), replacing the name of Jesus with that of the Pope as forgiver of sins on earth. To further illustrate the abilities of the Roman Empire that gave birth to the little horn, the scripture says:


“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a loin: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat and great authority.”

And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and the entire world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast saying, who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with it?” (Revelations 13: 1 –8 KJV).

 

To settle with a better understanding of the extract, let’s read back to see what had earlier been prophesied: Daniel 7: 17 - 28 reads: 

"The forth BEST is a forth EMPIRE that will be on Earth and will be different from all other Empires it will crush the whole earth and trample it down"



THESE FOUR UNIVERSAL EMPIRES ARE: BABYLONIAN, MED-PERSIA, GREECE AND THE ROMAN EMPIRE.




1) The first Empire = Babylon.


 Nimrod constructed this first Empire some centuries far back before  Christ at the insult of God. By 625 BC, it had become a very strong empire under Nebuchadnez’zar but was destroyed by the medians and Persians under Cyrus in the year 539 before Jesus Christ as the Bible says:


“You O king, the king of kings to whom the God of heaven has given the Empire the power and the might, and the glory, and into whose hand He has given, wherever they dwell, the sons of men, the beast of the field, and the birds of the air, making you rule over them all you are the head of gold.


 After you shall arise another kingdom inferior to you, and yet a third, kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over all the earth. And there shall be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron, because iron breaks to pieces and shatters all things; and like iron, which crushes, it shall break and crush all these” (Daniel 2: 36 - 40).


2) The second Empire = The Medo-Persia.


As we have seen above (Daniel 2: 39), this is the Empire that came  next. In the year 539 BC, the medians and Persians conquered the Babylonian Empire. This Empire therefore lasted for 208 years.


3) Greece, the third Empire.

 As introduced above, this is the third Empire that succeeded the  Medo – Persia Empire as a universal Empire. Th is Empire lasted for 163 years that is from 331 to 168 before Jesus Christ (Daniel 2.39).


4) The Roman Empire, which is the fourth (that gave birth to the Roman Catholic Papacy).


“This is the fourth Empire after the third Daniel 7: 1-8 says: 


“ I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the sea. And four great beasts came up out of the sea, different from one another. The first was a lion and had eagles wings.


Then as I looked its wings were plucked off, and it was lifted up from the ground and made to stand upon two feet like a man; and the mind of a man was given to it.

And Behold, another beast, a second one like a bear. It was raised up on one side; it had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth; and it was told, arises, devour much flesh.


 After this, I looked, and lo, another, like a leopard, with four wings of a bird on its back, and the beast had four heads; and dominion was given to it.


After this I saw in the night a vision, and behold, a fourth beast, terrible and dreadful and exceedingly strong; and had great iron teeth; it devoured and broke in pieces, and stamped the residue with its feet. It was different from the entire beast that was before it; and it had Ten Horns. 



 I considered the horns and behold, there came up among them another horn, a little one, before which three of the first horns were plucked up by the roots; and behold, in this horn were eyes like eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking great things


This fourth Empire (Roman Empire) like the first three came into being through political turmoil and wars. Jeremiah 49: 35 - 37 and 51: 1 and 11, tells us that the prophetic meaning of wind is fighting (Political turmoil and wars).


The events that took place were accomplished under political turmoil and wars. Water here symbolises people as it is written: The angel also said to me, ‘‘The waters you saw, on which the prostitute is sitting, are nations, people, races, and languages (Revelation 17: 15). Daniel 2: 40 – 44 says of this fourth Empire:


“And then there will be the fourth Empire, as strong as iron, which Shatters and breaks everything. And just as iron shatters everything, it will shatter and crush all the earlier Empires. You also saw that the feet and the toes were partly clay and partly iron. This means that it will be a divided Empire.


It will have something of the strength of iron, because there was iron mixed with the clay. The toes part iron and partly clay mean t hat part of the Empire will be strong and part of it weak.


You also saw that the iron was mixed with clay. This means that the rulers of that Empire will try to unite their families by intermarriage, but t hey will not be able to, any more than iron can mix with clay. At the time of those rulers the God of heaven will establish a kingdom that will never end. It will never be conquered, but will completely destroy all those empires, and then last forever”(Good News).


This fourth beast or Roman Empire was a divided Empire: “This means that it will be a divided empire”2verse.41. The largeness of the Empire gave birth to managerial difficulties that soon led to economic, social and political problems that were threatening the stability of the Empire.


Emperor Diocletian (284-305A.D) who arose from the ranks of the army, decided to divide the power in the empire into two parts as a strategy to prevent its collapse.


He set himself up as an Augustus to rule the Eastern part with a capital at Nicomedia in Asia Minor. And chose an able general, Maximian, to rule as co-Augustus in the Western part with a capital at Milan.


Each of them had an assistant called a Caesar, who was to succeed his Augustus after a twenty-year period. One Caesar was stationed near the Rhine, the other near the Danube.


In general, the rulers in the west were not very competent and fought a losing battle against the Barbarian invaders. The last of the Roman emperors in the weak west, Romulus Augustulus, was deposed in 476A.D.


By then the western part of the empire had been conquered by foreign tribes. Even after a Roman Emperor no longer ruled the West, the strong Eastern part of the Empire survived until 1453 A.D, when the Turks conquered it. To this it is written:


The toes – part iron and partly clay mean that part of the Empire will be Strong and part of it weak( 2vs 42).


Thus the subsequent invasion of this great Roman Empire gave birth to ten kingdoms: “And it had ten horns”. In the publications:


World History “ The catholic social studies series- Christianity and a crumbling empire”; and “The decline and fall of the Roman Empire,” the ten divisions of the Roman Empire are cited as: The Visigoths, Burgundians, Lombards, Ostrogoths, Huns, Franks, Vandals, Saxons, Angles and the Jutes. Seven of them became modern nations of Western Europe.

 

Three of them: the Huns, the vandals and Ostrogoths were completely erased by the little horn (Daniel 7), to be discovered as we read on. The dissolving great Roman Empire into Ten kingdoms ruled by the ten kings, subsequently gave birth to the dominating Roman Catholic Papacy as it is written:


As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings shall arise, and another shall arise after them ,he shall be different from the former ones, and shall put down three kings(Daniel 7: 24)


We should take note that there will be no problem referring to ten kings as Ten Empires or vice versa. Therefore, the Ten-horns are the ten divisions of Roman Empire that we have already seen. From among the ten horns, comes out “a little horn" that plucks up three of the existing Ten horns.


This small horn had eyes like those of a man and was arrogant against God, and persecuted powers as it is written:


'Will over throw three kings. He will speak against the supreme God and oppress God’s people; and shall think to change the times and the Law; and they Shall be given into his hand for a time, two, and half a time.” (That is 1260 days, 42 months, 3½ years) all boiling down to the prophetic counting of 1260 years, according to Ezekiel 4:4 - 6, Daniel 7: 24 – 26. 



Therefore, Have the  3½ years(which is equally 1260days,42month) already come to pass according to these explanation with kingdoms?  Certainly yes!


 

For those who claim that this 1260 days, 42 months, 3½ years is still to come which will be the great tribulation after rapture! Does it mean that all these kingdoms as have come to pass in  History, will still come to existence  again, with another 4th Empire( Roman empire), during which Christ again will be re-born, and Constantine coming back to change the Times and laws of God for the saints to obey and be dominated upon for 3½ years?



Dear Brethren, the last angel of the Lord is out warning, marking and assembling God’s people from the four corners of the world who get into perfection, into one spiritual communion to be ready for the rapture. God is entering into the last phase of His work, which is the perfecting of His saints (Revelation 14: 9-12), and then Christ will come.

So, whether people are willing to repent or not, the end is at hand. God established a time that Noah was to warn the people, and when that time came to an end, he got into the next phase of his program, which was destruction. So it is not today that God will not fulfill his program because many people have not repented.

The last angel for the perfecting of saints in ready for the rapture is out as it is written:

 And another angel a third angel followed them, saying in a loud voice, ‘‘If any one worships the beast and its image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also shall drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured unmixed into the cup of his anger, and he shall be tormented with fire and sulphur in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment goes up for ever and ever; and they have no rest, day and night, those worshipers of the beast and its image, who receives the mark of its name’’ Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus (Revelation 14: 9-12).

Let us read the bolded section and ask God to open our minds to understand what it means. Note the specification of:

-Call for the endurance of the saints.

-Keep the commandments of God, and The faith of Jesus.

 If the so called grace in Jesus Christ that we so misinterpret today was all and all, there would have been no need of mentioning, “Keep the commandments of God, and faith of Jesus.” It would have just been “ faith in Jesus.” The Bible says: He who keeps the commandments keeps his life, he who despises the word will die (Proverb 19:16).

Therefore, whoever is led by the Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ to keep the commandments of God will live eternally; while who ever does not will die eternally.

THE ANTI-CHRIST IS ALREADY IN THE WORLD! “WORSHIPS THE BEAST AND ITS IMAGE, AND RECEIVES A MARK ”

 

From the text above, worshipping the beast and its image and receiving his mark “666” in another great sense of the scripture, is obeying the devil consciously or unconsciously as it is written:

 -“Little children, let no one deceives you. He who does right is righteous as Christ is righteous. He who commits sins is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning”( 1st John 3:7-8).

 -“This is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you heard that it was coming, and now it is in the world already. Little children, you are of God, and have overcome them; for He who is in you are greater than he who is in the world”(1st John 4: 3-6, 1st John 18-19).

 -“For many deceivers have gone out into the world, men who will not acknowledge the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh: Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist (2nd John 18).

 

Therefore, Satan is the dragon, the wicked one, the antichrist, whose agents are equally called antichrist, the beast, wicked one, false prophet, Babylon, woman prostitute et cetera, all appellations referring to Satan and his agents .

All Satan’s agents therefore, equally represent him. Thus, any individual or system etcetera, at the service of Satan and anyone loyal to him equally bears his name, and consequently carries his mark or seal of ownership “666’’.

 

This implies therefore that, any person (man, woman, child) who sins is of the devil and automatically bears his stamp of ownership “666,” just as the Holy spirit and obedience is God’s stamp of ownership on all who do not sin.

Sin is disobeying the commandments of God and rejecting faith in the Lord Jesus as it is written: Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. Sin therefore is not the matter of receiving a visible physical mark “666” labelled on ones forehead and hand but conscious and unconscious disobedience to God, which the devil will reinforced towards the end before rapture.

 

Are you disobeying the commandments of God and rejecting faith in the Lord Jesus Christ? Then you are Sinning against God and obeying Satan. You are receiving his mark “666,” and may at any moment die in disobedience as others are dying.

The consequence will be eternal separation from God in the lake of fire. If the 3 ½ years period and the 2300yrs period have already come to pass as we are going to see, then it will be spiritual blindness to still be saying that, the antichrist to rise and claim God’s place, is still to come.

This will be going against the scripture which clearly declares that the antichrist is already in the world:1st John 4:3-4,2nd John 7.

 Paul wrote his letter: For that day will not come unless the rebellion comes first and the man of Lawlessness is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalt himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God( 2nd Thessalonians.2:3-3), around 50 AD.

That is when the devil through the Roman Empire under the influence of Judaism was persecuting the saints. By then, the Roman Catholic Papacy-the little horn that is the lawless one to rise and claim the seat of God on earth and continue the persecution of saints, was not yet on the scene(Daniel 8:10-14, Daniel 7:21-28, Revelation 17:1-18, 1st John 4: 3-6,).

 

While John wrote his letter: This is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you heard that it was coming, and now it is in the world already ( 1st John 4: 3-6), around 95AD. That is when the Roman Empire since Emperor Nero around 64 AD, was acting vigorously under the power of Satan in the persecution of Christians; and later to give birth to the Roman Catholic Papacy the little horn (313) through the Roman Emperor Constantine, which was to claim the seat of God on earth. She is, ‘‘ Great Babylon, the mother of all prostitutes and perverts in the world’’ Revelations 17:5.

She is thus the major tree of antichrist, producing many branches of antichrists: Many antichrists have come; therefore we know that it is the last hour.(1st John 2:18). Notice that “ last hour”, here is meaning that it was the time spoken of.

 Our dear brethren, let us get into second by second sanctification in the obedience of God’s commandments through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, rather than listening to the devil’s lies and waiting for a day when Satan will appear as a huge beast and start writing physical labels of “666’’ on people’s heads and hands as a sign of sin.

 

We know that in the world of today, some objects in the market like:

shoes, clothes, kitchen utensils, et cetera, carry this sign” 666” in one form or the other; and even some agents of Satan write it on their bodies and wears.

But this must not distract any true child of God whose priority should be sanctification in the obedience of God’s commandments through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. The truth is that, in the last days before rapture, the economic and financial situations in addition to Ecumenism rapidly gaining grounds, things will be very difficult such that, those who will want to live a pure godly life, will find it very difficult keeping the commandments of God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

If they do not pay a price of sacrifice even to the least drop of their blood, they will give up and consciously engaged in practicing sins, joining satanic sects etc (this situation also is called tribulation).

No one can denial the fact that, we are not already experiencing difficult economic and financial difficulties which is more and more intensifying and obliging people into conscious sinning and satanic sects entanglements.

 

Therefore, as a result of this economic, financial, religious and political difficulties provoked by Satan and his agents, many believers will be forced to compromise godliness to ungodliness just for survival. Thereby consciously obeying Satan and receiving his mark of ownership “666.”


This briefly explains Revelations 13:14-17 the says: “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads. And that no man might buy or sell, save he hard the mark, the name of the beast, or the number of his name..”. This text is linked to that of 2nd Timothy 3:1-5, which clearly outlines the characteristics of the last days saying:

But understand this, that in the last days there will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, inhuman, implacable, slanders, profligates, fierce, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding the form of religion but denying the power of it.

 

This depicts an environment of free religious worship, different from the 3½ year’s period of Roman Catholic domination as the only authorised religious sect, and it’s persecution of the real followers of Christ.

Thus, during this End Time period it is every body and not only believers in Christ who will be exposed or influenced(justifying the use of the word “causeth” meaning causes), into conscious sinning and satanic sects entanglements as government authorities legalises sins, and endorses it upon the people.

 Therefore, only true and sincere saints of God who the Bible says: “ Keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus” will win the victory and be raptured at the end. For it is written: “Then the dragon was angry with the woman, and went off to make war on the rest of her off spring, on those who keep the commandments of God and bear testimony to Jesus” (Revelation12:17).

 

From the two texts, above we emphasize two very important points namely:

 1) The call for the keeping of God’ s commandments, and

 2) The faith in Jesus.

 

HE CHANGED THE TIMES AND LAWS OF GOD, AND THE SAINTS GIVEN INTO HIS HANDS FOR A TIME, TWO TIMES AND HALF A TIME ( 31/2YEARS)

 

The Bible says:

".....This is the explanation I was given:" The FOURTH BEAST IS A FOURTH EMPIRE, that will be on earth, and will be different from ALL  the other  EMPIRES. It will crush the whole EARTH and Trample it down. The Ten horns are the Ten kings who will rule that Empire. Then another King will appear, he will be very different  from the earlier ones and will over throw  three kings. He will speak against the supreme God and oppress God's people. 

He  shall speak words against the most High God, and Shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and shall think to change the times and the laws; and the saints shall be given into his hands for a time, two times and half a time.( 31/2years)  But the heavenly court shall sit in judgement, and his dominion shall be taken away to be consumed and destroyed to the end.

And the kingdom and the dominion and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High God; their kingdom shall be an everlasting, and all the dominion shall serve and obey them; ‘‘Here is the end of the matter”  (Daniel 7: 25-28).

 

There are three very important things, which are very clear from this Text, and follow a sequence:

Firstly: The wicked one shall speak words against the most High God, and Shall wear out the saints of the most High, and shall think to change the times and the laws; and the saints shall be given into his hands for a time, two times and a half a time(Daniel Verse 25).

 Secondly: “But the heavenly court shall sit in judgement and his dominion shall be taken away and consumed and destroyed to the end”( Daniel verse. 26).

 Thirdly: And the kingdom and the dominion and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High God; their kingdom shall be an everlasting,..”( 7 Vs 27).

 

Let us Analyse Point Two 

i) “But the heavenly court shall sit in judgement, and his dominion shall be taken away”

 ii) “To be consumed and destroyed to the end” .

The first is an immediate act that takes place (dominion taken away), and the Second comes as a continuation of the fi rst process (to be consumed and destroyed to the end).

 The First part:

“ But the heavenly court shall sit in judgement, and his dominion shall be taken away”, dwells essentially on the end of the 3 ½ years in the 2300 years.

References of the 3½-year’s period include:

 1) “3 ½ years of Daniel 12:7, which directly defines the period of the great tribulation in verses 1-2(…and there shall be a time of trouble such as never shall be since).

The problem with many here is the understanding of time.From this text, we are forced to believe that immediately after the great tribulation talked of in this text, Christ was going to come.

This, not knowing that a long unknown estimated period was still to pass. Our Lord Jesus talked of this period or duration of 3 ½ years when he said, “So when you see the desolating sacrilege spoken of by Prophet Daniel…. And if those days had not been shortened(Matthew 24: 15 – 22).

 2) 3 ½ years of Revelation 12: 14-15.

 3) 3 ½ days of Revelation 11: 11.

 4) 1260 days of Revelation 12:6 and 11: 2.

 5) 42 months of Revelation 13: 5 and 11:3.

Let us say something about the two witnesses during this period of great persecution:

 And I will grant my two witnesses power to prophesy for 1260 days …. These are the two olive trees and two lamp stands which stand before the Lord of the earth. (Revelation 11: 2-5). Zechariah 4:11-14 further explains these two witnesses in conformity as:

 “Then I said to him, what are these two olive trees on the right and left of the lamp stand? And a second time I said to Him, “ what are these two branches of the olive trees, which are beside the two golden pipes from which. the oil poured out?” He said to me “Do you not know what these are? I said “No, my Lord”. Then He said, “these are the two anointed who stand by the Lord of the whole earth”.

 The representatives of the Lord on earth (two olive trees) we belief are the Old and New Testaments which is the word of God taught by the Holy Spirit (lamp stand and the olive trees standing on it’s right and left, and feeding on oil from the pipes).

 Else, can you better tell us who these two olive trees, standing on the right and left of the lamp stand as representatives of God on earth are? The Bible says plainly: And the word became flesh and dwelled among us, full of grace and truth(John 1:14).

If the Lord Jesus Christ is the word and He became flesh, then the Old and New Testaments that constitute the written word can be called: Two anointed ones, the two Prophets, or the two witnesses. If we say the Bible is prophetic, can it not therefore be called a Prophet? If we say the Bible witnesses, can it not therefore be called a witness?

We all know that it is the word of God under the power of the Holy Spirit, that witnesses and prophesy; and carry out miracles and wonders. Men are therefore just human instruments in the hands of the word of God under the power of the Holy Spirit.

Therefore, it was the word of God that was seriously persecuted and burnt (killed), during the 3 ½ years of Papal domination in the powers of Satan. For, take away the word from the human instruments that were persecuted and burnt, they would not have been persecuted and burnt.

This persecution of the word of God by Satan still continuous today through multiple distortions, and will go on till the end.

The above periods therefore, in accordance with the prophetic counting of Ezekiel 4:6 stipulating 1 Day = 1 Year, representing one and the same thing:

3 ½ years=3 ½ days=42 months=1260 days= 1260 years.


As earlier mentioned, the events of the 3 ½ years period of Daniel and Revelation respectively are linked to the Empires, which have already come to pass as we are going to see ahead.

As earlier said, Prophet Daniel received his message around 587 years before the birth of Christ, during the reign of Nebuchadnezzer of the Babylonian Empire. While apostle John received that of revelation around 95 years after Christ.

Therefore, much has already been accomplished. Thus, this is the period during which the Roman papacy (in the powers of the dragon) maintained its civil and religious authority over the church and cruelly persecuted it.

This period was in its maximum from 538 till 1798 when the French captured the Pope and brought to an end his civil powers of persecution (killing, torture et cetera).

After this dominion by the Roman Catholic Papacy ended at the end of this period 1260 years (31/2 years), rapture did not immediately take place. This was because, God allowed some time for the rest of His Saints to get into perfection of His Times and Laws changed by the wicked one.

The Lord through Prophet Daniel, had clearly indicated the activities of the wicked one building up right  to the end.


Yes, the “little horn”(Roman Catholic papacy) the Bible says:

" Out of one of them came forth a little horn which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the glorious land.

It grew great, even to the host of heaven; and some of the host of the stars it cast down to the ground, and trampled upon them. It  magnified itself , even up to  the Prince of the Host; and the the continual burn offering  was taken away  from him, and the place of  his sanctuary was overthrown .

And the host was given over to it  together with the continual burnt offering through transgression; and truth was cast down to the ground, and the horn acted and prospered.

Then I heard the Holy one speaking; and another holy one said to the one that spoke" For how long is the vision concerning the continual burnt offering, the transgression that makes desolate, and the giving over of the Sanctuary  and the host to be trampled underfoot?

And he said: " For two thousand and three hundred evening and morning(2300years); then the sanctuary shall be restored to it rightful state  (Daniel 8: 9 - 18).

This graph of  Daniel 8:14, will help you be up till date with evolution of Christian religious history right  till today. You will be able to understand what has already happen in reference to  the book of Revelation, and what is still to happen with clear understanding that, when the Spirit tells us that we are already in the End Times, this means Christ is at the doors and so the rapture is at hand.


The period from around 1844 till today, falls within this unknown estimated time allowed by the Lord for the restoration of His saints in His changed Times and Laws, before the rapture.

However, it is very clear that we are running out of this unknown estimated period, and the appointed time for the rapture is in the horizon. Daniel 8:13-19, makes us understand that the 2300 years Prophetic counting (Ezekiel 4:4-6) allocated by the Lord have come to pass.

And the end of it in 1844 did not mean that the world was to come to an end as some people thought. That is counting from 457 BC under Artaxerxes with the rebuilding of Jerusalem as predicted by Daniel 9:25−26, to 1844 gives 2300years.

 

We must note that the 62 weeks of Daniel 9: 25, the 1290 days of Daniel 12,11, the 1335 days of Daniel 12:12, the 3 ½ days, 3 ½ years, 42 months, 1260 days of Daniel and revelation respectively, are all included in the 2300 years of Daniel.

We are therefore today in the extended time of grace because of God’s patience, as He sees the Church still not ready for the rapture. Seeing therefore that, the 2300years allocated by God have already come to pass, one should be more and more watchful as the Lord warns: Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor hour (Matthew 25:13).

Carefully observing the this calendar below, you and me will honesty accept before God that, Satan has already changed his Times and Laws as he earlier warned us in Daniel 7:25, and we his Saints(believers) are obeying him. This again will remind us of the warning our Lord Jesus Christ gave us for his coming  when he said :  If you  see the desolating sacrilege spoken of by prophet Daniel standing in the Holy Place then . …(Matth 24:15.


We should also be more prudent given the Biblical significance of the letter 3(Divinity, Body –Soul- Spirit), as we are in the 3rd millennium after Christ death and resurrection.

 Are we not all aware of the fact that we are in the last days or End Times?

Our Lord Jesus said: Destroy this Temple, and in three days, I will raise it up”. But he spoke of the Temple of his body. When therefore he was raised from dead, his disciples remembered that he said this (Matthew 24: 44).

Jesus Christ was talking of His body as the temple to be destroyed by death on the cross, and rose to life in three days. But can we not also in a way see this as Christ construction of his body(temple), which is the New Testament Church now on earth (meaning the believer’s Body-Soul-Spirit 1st Thesso.5:23) into perfection in the 3rd millennium to be raptured?

Thinking this way may also spur us to be more prepare, as the Lord said: Therefore, you also must be ready; for the son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect (Matthew 24: 44).

 

Therefore, from God’s words, the first part as we have seen, did not mean that the present world was to end at that time, as the second part further elaborates.

 

The Second Part:

 

“ To be consumed and destroyed to the end”, confirming that the world was to continue with the devil still in a partial domination of the Saints on changed Times and Laws, but this dominion will gradually be destroyed to the end.

This confirms the fact that only the civil powers of the Roman Catholic papacy (The small horn) were taken away following the French defeat while she will continue in her Religious powers till the end as the Bible says:

“His power shall be great, and he shall cause fearful destruction, and shall succeed in what he does, and destroy mighty men and the people of the saints. By his cunning he shall make deceit prosper under his hand, and in his own mind he shall magnify himself. Without warning he shall destroy many; and he shall even rise up against the prince of princes; but, by no human hand, he shall be broken(Daniel 8:24-25).

 

And in the continuation of her religious powers, many are under his dominion as it is written:

 -“The waters that you saw, where the harlot is seated, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues (Revelation 17: 15).

Then I saw another beast, which rose out of the earth; it had two horns like the lamb and it spoke like a dragon. It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence, and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, . It deceives those who dwell on earth,….. Also it cause all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked ;on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom: let him who has understanding reckon the number of the beast, for it is a human number, its name is six hundred and sixty-six(666)Revelation 13:11-18.

 

This continuation of the wicked one’s partial domination (religious and civil), will still go on, under the umbrella of the Roman papal system (the first beast), backed by the US system (the second beast from the earth-Revelation 13: 9-18, Revelation 16:12-16, Revelation 19:19-21) till the end with the rapture.

 

We must note that the Roman Empire and it’s Roman Catholic Papacy, known as the fourth beast from the Mediterranean to whom the dragon (Satan) gave his power, his throne, and his vast authority (Rev. 13:1-2), is a system governed by a demonic prince (with his legions). It is this prince governing this system that is called the beast.

Satan sustains this system directly, and indirectly( the coming of the lawless one by the activity of Satan (2nd Thessalonians 2:9) using human beings on earth. So long as this prince (beast) is there, the system continues. For better understanding of what we are trying to say, let us read the following text: But now I will return to fight against the prince of Persia; and when I am through with him, lo, the prince of Greece will come ( Daniel 10:20).

 

This implies that all the systems of governance on earth have a demonic prince behind them. The kingdom of Babylon, Media–Persia, Greece and the Roman, all had each a demonic prince behind the scene.

Therefore, the beast is not a particular: Human being, Emperor of old, pope, or head of state, which are just human beings at the service of this system controlled by the beast from the invisible.

This demonic prince had full dominion, given him by the most High over His saints, to persecute and killed for 3 ½ years, 42 months, 1260 yrs., that is, from 538-1789 as earlier mentioned.

When a Father speaks and repeatedly warns His child on something, What must that child do?

 Yes, God had spoken and said:

The wicked one shall speak words against the Most High God, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and shall think to change the Times and Laws; And they shall be given into his hands (Daniel 7: 25- 28).

Yes, He said this through Daniel and repeated the warning through His son Jesus Christ saying: So when you see the desolating sacrilege spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the Holy place (let the ready understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountain; let him who is on the house top not go down to take what is in his house(Matthew 24:15).

 

The questions the Lord is asking all His Saints including you and me are:

1) Which are those my Times and Laws, I said in Daniel 7:25 that Satan will change, and you will obey him?

2) When I said “ So When you see the desolating sacrilege spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand) then let those who are in Judea flee (Matthew 24:14)!

What was prophet Daniel saying?

 I suggest that we biblically and clearly try to answer these questions, turning to God and asking Him, and waiting. All servants of the Lord are obliged to take note of whatever thing He says, find out and conform to it.

An intelligent child of God will ask the question:

 Which are these Times and Laws of my Father, that He is warning me that Satan will change and I will obey him? And since it is only something that exists that can be changed!

He will then seek from the word and collaborate with the father in order to know them. After knowing them, he compares them with what exists, to see if any has changed. If yes, then he takes note, because his father has already warned him.

 

And knowing that the wicked one is an enemy to his father, and if his father had warned him before time, it means this is very important to him. He now rejects what the enemy has changed which he is obeying, and goes back to submit to his father’s legislation.

Is this not simple and very normal? Instead of we the saints doing this  we prefer to go around philosophising, and joining the enemy to castigate those who are faithful to God’s word. The Lord says: " If you LOVE me, OBEY my commands" . Satan knowing this, change the commandments  so that we should disobey God.

 God knowing that Satan will Change them, warn us already in Daniel 7:25, that Satan will Change his Times and Laws, and God's holy people will obey him(Satan). And this is exactly what has happened.

Our Lord Jesus Christ then warned us that,"  When we see the Awful Horror spoken of by prophet Daniel standing in the Holy place..."Matthew 24:15, Mark 13:14. Which is the Holy place?

Certainly every believer in Christ is the temple of God(that is why we are called SAINTS), and so our heart is the holy throne of God, and the wrong Times and Laws of the Devil are  standing there as we obey him.

We  all know that with the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, the physical Temple in Jerusalem ceased to be the Holy place of worship as the Lord Jesus Christ said:

 " Believe me woman, the time will come when people will not worship the father either on this mountain or in  JERUSALEM..... But the time is coming and is already here, when by the power of God's Spirit ....God is spirit and only by the power of his spirit can people worship him as he really is" John 4:21-24

So in Matthew 24:15, Jesus Christ was referring but to SAINTS of God-connecting them to what Daniel talked of in Daniel 7:25 with Satan changing the Times and Laws of God, and the saints of God obeying him.

It was an end Time message warning of when Christ will return. And the Roman Emperor started changing the Times and Laws of God in 313AD(after the death of Christ).

 Is there any physical man made  holy temple in Jerusalem today  as a place of worship for believers all over the world to go and worship God? No!!!! Each born again child of God has become a spiritual JERUSALEM, where God dwells through the Holy  Spirit.


Adam and Eve clearly heard God through the conviction of the Holy Spirit, because by then the Holy Spirit was indwelling them for communion with God, yet disobeyed. We know the consequences of their disobedience till date.

I do not think it is we today that after conviction by the Holy Spirit, we wilfully chose to disobey that we will be tolerated in the name of grace in Jesus Christ.

 

We can not even compare ourselves with those God tolerated in polygamy in the Old Testament because they didn’t have the grace of the Holy Spirit’s conviction to obey, as we have today through our Lord Jesus Christ. So, God knowing this tolerated it.

That is why he forbade it in the New Testament and can no longer tolerate it because we have the Holy Spirit to convict us to obey. Today He is raising instruments to remind His Saints on what prophet Daniel said, then the end will come.

 

If the sun, moon, animals, birds, ants, insect, seas, and oceans, live by the norms God established in the beginning, then there is no reason why man should not, in the name of liberty and grace in Jesus.

He can obey some demonic teachings unto death in the name of Jesus, but when it comes to obeying what God has ordained, liberty and grace in Jesus comes in. We are now exploiters of God rather than those seeking to please Him.

 

ROME AND THE ROMAN CATHOLIC PAPACY ELIMINATED THE 4TH COMMANDMENT OF GOD.

 

“ YES WE HAVE THE DIVINE AUTHORITY TO CHANGE THE SCRIPTURE”

As introduction to this crucial topic, we noticed that the elimination of the 4th commandment of God in place of Sunday, was a gradual process that started some times far back before the year 150 AD, and had to continue for about 3 centuries. It was a way for the absorbed Christians to show that they were not Jews. Thus, they abandoned the Sabbath (7th day- Saturday) favour of Sunday (the 1st day of the week).

 

One of the first Historians Eusebe writes: “What is to be done on the Sabbath, we have transferred it to the day of our Lord, giving the importance of this day, to the Sabbath of the Jews ”( Commentary on Psalm 92). The first decree of the Catholic idol “church” in favour of Sunday was taken to  the Council of Laodaicia in the 4th Century.

To this, the law for the observation of Sunday stipulated ‘‘Judaism” as the reason why the Sabbath (4th Commandment of God) was changed.For Judaism Signifies being like Jews and none wanted to be like one.

 

THE OBSERVATION OF SUNDAY FROM THEN MADE GREAT PROGRESS BECAUSE OF THE FOLLOWING:

1) It became the effort of everyone not to be like Jews, and therefore escape persecution.

2) As the powers of Rome were growing very strong, she enforced Sunday in the place of Saturday (Sabbath).

3) Sunday consequently became part and parcel of the laws of the “church” like all other practices which are contrary to the scriptures : the adoration of Mary, images, saints, angels and prayers to the dead etcetera.

 Tertullien, a Christian historian who came up in the 3rd century started teaching that Sunday should be observed at least as a partial day of rest.

The Roman Emperor Constantine who is the starting point of the metamorphosed Roman pagan religion into a false “Christian” pagan Roman Catholic religion promulgated the first civil law concerning Sunday in the year 321 AD following the Act of Milan in 313 A.D as earlier said.

As earlier mentioned, the Swiss Christian writer says: It is therefore possible that Constantine promulgated the law, making Sunday an obligatory day with the aim of uniting the Empire under a Monotheist religion of the Sun …”

 

When, the Roman Empire was disintegrating in 476AD, the Pope of Rome took over control of everything. He then completely realised this after the complete elimination of the Vandals, Ostrogoths and the Huns by 538 A.D, as there was no longer any obstacle left.

As already prophesised that the saints will be given into the hands of the Papacy (to be persecuted) for 42 months or 1260 days or 3½ years (Prophetic counting: 1260 years (Revelation 11: 2 - 3, Revelation 12: 6 - 14, Revelation 13: 5, Daniel 12: 1), this reign or persecution of God’s people considered as heretics by Roman Catholic pagan “Christianity” mightily began in 538 A.D (under Justin Ian) and came to an end in 1798 as predicted in Daniel 7:25.

 

In this year the French forces captured Rome and imprisoned the Pope and declared France a Republic as already seen in the previous chapters.

For two years, Rome had no Pope but a new one was elected and installed in 1800with his full religious authority but for civil powers. This goes in conformity with Revelation 13: 3 that says: One of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound,but its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth was amazed and followed the beast .

 However, he continued his religious insults against God while the second beast from the earth (the USA system) that emerged in this period according to Gods predictions, exerted its civil powers all over the world; a situation that will continue right to the end.

The American system and not an individual will dominate the world military until the end.

For the scripture therefore to come true, the Papacy till date has been acting in the place of God and manifesting its powers of changing the laws of God by the following re-confirmations:

 

A) Pope Leo XIII wrote: We are occupying here on earth the place of the Almighty God. ‘Lettre Encycliques du 20 juin 1894 tirée de grandes Lettres Encycliques:Pape Léon XIII P 304’.

 

B) This Judicial authority even empowers the powers to pardon sins. ‘(Encyclopédie Catholique vol XII art. ‘‘Pape’’ P 265).

 

C) Question: Which is the Sabbath day?

Answer: Saturday is the Sabbath day.

Question: Why are we therefore observing Sunday instead of the Sabbath?

Answer: We are observing Sunday in the place of the Sabbath because the Catholic church at the Council of Laodiacia transferred the solemnity of the Sabbath to Sunday (Rev Peter Geiermenn, C.S.S.R ‘‘Le Catéchisme des Doctrines Catholiques pour les convertis P 50 2eme Ed 1910).

 

D) Question: Has the Catholic church the powers to modify any commandment of God?

Answer: Instead of the 7th day and other feasts prescribed by the old Law, the Church has prescribed Sundays and other holy days to be kept for the adoration of God, we too are now obliged to observe them as the commandment of God instead of the old Sabbath(T. T Rev Dr Challoner, Catholique Chrétien instruit, P211).

 

E) “ We Catholics, have the expressed authority to observe Sunday instead of the Sabbath as we hold on the other points of our religious. belief. For Example, the authority of the Church of the living God ‘‘the Pillar and support of the truth’’ (I Timothy 3: 15). While the protestants have no authority to do it. Even in the Bible you are not given that authority, so you cannot pretend to find any reason anywhere.

 You (Protestant) as well as we (Catholic) are just following a tradition as far as this point is concerned, but we are doing it and believing it as part and parcel of the word of God and the Church considered as divinely designated to keep and interpret them.

You are applying it and weakly denouncing it, by an uncertain guide which quite often goes against the commandment of God while violating the commands on other feasts prescribed by the same Catholic church”.


 

Question: How can you prove it?

Answer: By observing Sunday they recognise the fact that the Catholic church has power of anathema. By not observing the other feast she prescribes, disowns the very authority. (Traites Cliff ons Vol, articles ‘‘Une question pour tous les Chrétiens de la Bible. P.15).

 

F) Ignace from the beginning of the second century wrote: To all those who were repenting, the Lord gives you pardon on the condition that, you repent to get into unity with God and in communion with the priest (Epitre aux philadelphiens, chapitre 8).

 

G) Justin martyr wrote in 155 AD: “On the day Sunday, all those who were staying in town and villages came together in a place and memories or writings of prophets were read. Sunday is the day when we assemble, because it is the first day during which God undertook the fi rst change in darkness, and materials to make the world; and Jesus Christ our Lord resurrected the same day” (Première Apologie Chapitre 67).

 

H) The Catholic mirror (Baltimore) 23 September 1894 writes: ‘‘A thousand years before the birth of Protestantism, the Catholic church in the virtue of its divine mission, transferred the observation of Saturday to Sunday’’. We are saying in virtue of Divine power because the one who called himself ‘‘master of Sabbath’’ had confined to him the powers to teach, ‘‘ He who listen to you listens to me; he ordered all those who believed in him to listen to him on Penalty to be considered as “ a toll house or a Publican’’ and promised to be with him right to the end of the world.

 

He gave her the privilege to teach; a privilege, which is infallible and perpetual. At his birth (during reformation in sixth century) the world came into a well established Christian Sabbath that it couldn’t go against its existence; it was then placed in a situation of accepting it, and also the right of the church of having changed the day as far as 3centuries back.

 

I) “They (the Catholics) hold that the solemnity of the Sabbath was transferred to Sunday, the day of our Lord contrary to the Decalogue it seems; there is nothing then for them, to glorify for having changed the Sabbath rest to Sunday. They say that the power and authority of the Church is great, as she can eliminate the Ten Commandments”. (Confession d’Aubourg Art XXIII).

 

J) “ It is very clear that, be it our raggedness or our devotion in the observation of Sunday, we do not observe the Sabbath. .. Th ere exist no word or allusion in the New Testament which says we will be running a risk of punishment if we violate the supposed sanctification of Sunday’’(R.W Date, M.A Congregationalist, Th e Ten commandments PP. 106 and 107. London: Hodder and Sought on 187).

 

K) “There exists no word or allusion in the New Testament concerning the abstention of work on Sunday. There exist no divine Law on Sunday rest. The observation of Holy Wednesday is at the same level as the observation of Sunday’(Eyton Canons The Church of England, The Ten commandments PP 62, 65 London: Trubner and co, 1894).

 

L) “Where is it written in the scriptures that we have to observe the first day? We have the order to observe the seventh day; but there is no order calling on us to observe the first day. …. The reason why we consider the first day of the week as holy, is the same reason why we are observing many other things not because the Bible commands, but because church authorise it”(Rev. Isaac Williams, BD Th e church of England, complete sermons on catechism, Vol.1, PP 334 - 336 London: Riving tons 1882).

 

M) ‘It is very impossible to attribute such a reasoning to the words of the commandments giving the reason on which the commandment was given from the origin as memorial to the rest of God which came into being after the creation of the world. It can not be transferred from the seventh day to the first day; and we cannot substitute any other motive to its place, be it the resurrection of Jesus Christ or another without it being effected by a divine commandment”(Chap 7, Prose works of John Hilton, Vol 5; P 70 London: Henry F. Bohn 1853).

N) The 6th century reformers had pretended to follow the Bible but however still continued to observe Sunday.

The Catholic Church therefore convened a council of 30, which went into meeting for 18 years, from March 1545. The question to be considered was: Could then tradition of the church successfully defend itself against strong reforms that were taking position for the Bible and only the Bible? It was a question of authority. The speech of the archbishop of Reggio tilted “the balance in favour of the tradition of the Church” reads:

 ‘‘This is the condition of the heretics of this era who have nothing to justify themselves but to hide on pretext of the word of God to over throw the authority of the church which is the body of Christ. Can the church go against the word of Christ or the head of the body? On the contrary, the authority of the church is well illustrated by the scripture.

Given that on one hand she recommends them; declares them as being of divine origin, invites us to read them, explain with fidelity difficult passage and condemns all what is contrary to it.

On the other hand, the legal precepts in the scriptures taught by the Lord have ceased in virtue of the same authority. The Sabbath, which is the most glorified day of the Lord,was changed for the day of the Lord.

This as well as other similar aspects has not ceased in virtue of the teaching of Christ. (For he said that he Truly, if they were to disappear (because we will always have heresies), who will defend the truth and who will be able to confront the abstention of heretics?” 

  “Finally at the last meeting of 18 January 1562, all hesitations had disappeared. The archbishop Reggio made a speech in which he openly declared that the tradition of the Church was above the scriptures (read Mark 7: 6-8). The authority of the church could not therefore be bound by the Scriptures because the Church has changed the Sabbath to Sunday by its own authority.”((Mansi SC, Vol 33 Cols. 529, 530). Dr H.J Holtzmann in his book canon and Tradition P 263).

 

0) Why do you not observe the Sabbath day?:You will say Saturday was Sabbath for the Jews and the Christian Sabbath was transferred to Sunday. By who? Who has the authority to change an explicit commandment of the Most High God? When God spoke and said: You have to sanctify the 7th day who is that one to say, no and that you have to get into all sorts of work and all worldly businesses on the seventh day; while you observe and sanctify the first day of the week in its place?

This is the most important question that I do not know the reply you can give.” You are a born again” and claiming to follow the Bible and only the Bible; meanwhile on a very important question such as the observation of one day of the seven as a Holy day, you go to observe another day other than that prescribed by the Bible.

 

 The commandment, which requires that we observe the 7th day, is one of the Ten commandments.

Where have you taken the authority to put aside the 4th commandment? If you are really conscious of your very actions, if really you are following the Bible and only the Bible as you claim?

You should present certain passages of the New Testament where it is explicitly written that the 4th commandment has been cancelled.” (The library of Christian Doctrines: Pgs3, 4 London Burns and Oats (RC).

 

Having read all of these, how can we, who are claiming to be protesting, answer to some of these questions?

 Brothers and sisters in Christ, dear Children of God, unless in ignorance, do not you know that consciously observing Sunday as the Sabbath instead of Saturday as article 4 of God’s Laws (Ten commandment) stipulates is receiving the mark of the beast ‘‘666’’?

Yes, for there is no place in the Bible where we are commanded to practise the ordinances of the 4th commandment on another day other than Saturday(On that day no one is to work -neither you, your children, your slaves, your animals nor the foreigner who lives in your country. Exodus 20: 9-10). Read carefully Revelation 14:6 - 13.

Therefore, the Sunday we sanctify as Sabbath is not that of our true God, but we are sanctifying the false god of the Sun, in honour of Satan. (Deuteronomy 4: 15 - 19). The Lord God is calling: “Ho! Escape to Zion, you who dwell with the daughter of Babylon.” (Zechariah 2:7). Let us now answer to this solemn call of our Lord:

 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raiseup the foundation of many generations; and thou shalt be called, the repairer of the breach, the restorer of paths to dwell in. If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath, from doing their pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord(Isaiah 58:12—13(KJV). What the wicked one has changed, must be restored.

 

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THE WORD GOG AND MAGOG IN REV. 20:7-10

The seal over the secret meaning of the word ‘Gog and Magog’ has been taken off :

And when the thousand years are ended Satan will be loosed from his prison and  will come out to deceive the nations which are at the four corner of the earth,  that is Gog and Magog, to gather them for a battle; their number is like the  sand … and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulphur where the beast and false prophet were, and they will be tormented  day and night forever and ever (Rev 20:7-10 ).

 

Why the specification of the word Gog and Magog’?

Th is is a very important question to be answered. Many have been deceived by the devil in the misinterpretation of this text to mean that, the Times and Laws of God will be changed only during the great tribulation that will take place on earth after rapture. In this end times, God is taking away the seal over His message as he had spoken to Daniel (Daniel 12:9-13), so that we can understand His word.

 

It is important to understand here that, the events in this text are referring to the invisible world (invisible earth), which is Satan’s kingdom where all the fallen angels and those who die without Christ (1st Peter 3:19)) are.

It  is therefore the spiritual invisible world where fallen angels are. Th at is, the invisible side of the visible world under the sun where fighting takes place between the angels of God and demons in favour of man.

It will be extreme foolishness on our part to believe that the statement, “Satan will be loosed from his prison and will come out to deceive the nations which are at the four corners of the earth, that is Gog and Magog, to gather them for a battle; their number is like the sand” means that Satan will come on earth and starts gathering physical human beings to physically fight against God.

 This sounds very ridiculous. Presently where is the current battle going on between God and Satan? In the invisible as we have seen the examples of many cases like in Daniel 10:12-13, Jude 9 etc. So it is Satan rallying his demons in the invisible worldGog and Magog ”, for a battle against God in the spiritual realms.

During the rapture, only elements in the visible physical world (visible earth) where we are will be destroyed, while the invisible world (earth) will remain. Elements in the visible physical world will not survive the rapture as it is written:

And then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the element will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and the works that are upon it will be burned up(2nd peter 3:10).

This meaning that, the beast and false prophets will first be caught and thrown into the lake of fire as illustrated in Revelation 19:11-21 that reads:

 “Then I saw heaven opened and behold a white horse! He who sat upon it is called faithful and true, and in righteousness he judges and makes war…. And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth with their armies gathered to make war against Him who sits upon the horse and against his army.

And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had worked the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image.

These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulphur. And the rest were slain by the sword of him who sit upon the horse, the sword that issues from his mouth; and all the birds were gorged with their flesh ( Revelations.19:11-21).


Satan and the other demons will only be thrown later, after the thousand years as seen in Revelations 20: 7-10.

 

This text is very clear as to the fact that, no physical visible nations will exist on earth after the rapture, but the invisible, where the fallen angels and those who died without Christ are (Gog and Magog).

 We should therefore note that, the physical visible earth where we are, with its four territorial corners, is the visible representation or image of the invisible spiritual world, which is also real with four territorial corners.

All therefore are the world (earth) with the only difference that, one is in the visible, and the other in the invisible. That is why the Lord specifies the word ‘‘ that is Gog and Magog’’ which symbolises evil in memory of some sinful physical nations that existed in this visible physical world. This is used to represent the invisible evil earth or world.

Read Ezekiel 38: 1-3, to see the symbol of evil that Gog and Magog represent; and also Genesis 10 to see the ancestors of these territories. This is the same as Babylon today, the symbol of evil.

The following texts gives us more illumination on the word Gog and Magog:

 

Son of man, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him. Denounce him, and tell him that I, the sovereign Lord, am his enemy …. Torrents of rain and hail together with fire and sulphur will pour down on him and his army (just as said in Revelation 20:10) and on the many nations that are on his side" ( Ezekiel 38:1-23).

Reading ahead, Ezekiel 39:1-29 says : And so the land will be clean …. I will pour out my spirit on the people of Israel and never again turn away from them.

 

Reading these texts, it becomes more clear that, it spiritually projects us to the Lord’s final doing away with Satan’s evil world (Gog and Magog), and his restoration of his people (spiritual Israel). From Ezekiel 40, the Lord talks of the future temple after restoration.

This clearly implies that the use of the word ‘Gog and Magog’ in Revelation. 20:8 refers to Satan’s invisible world of darkness, which will be destroyed for a new heaven and earth to begin.

 

WILL THERE BE ANY HUMAN BEINGS LEFT ON EARTH AFTER THE RAPTURE?

 

As we have earlier said, there will be none as the Bible says:

When the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance upon those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They shall suffer the punishment of eternal destruction and exclusion from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might, when he comes on that day to be glorified in his saints (2nds Thessalonians 1:7-10).

When people say, “There is peace and security,’’ then sudden destruction will come upon them and there will be no escape for that day to surprise you(2nd Thessalonians. 5: 3).

 

When we are gathered to meet the Lord in the air, what will happen on earth? Fire! Fire! Fire! Immediately after the rapture of Saints, fire will pour and devour everything on earth before the millennium begins.

                                                    

Briefly, in one of my visions of the wedding feast, the Lord had come and taken his saints up with him; and I saw that we were on a white mountain. As I looked down, there was no life but a pull of blood.

On this mountain were two groups of people, all dressed in white. One group comprised the saints of the Old Testament, some of whom had long white beards; and the other group were the saints of the New Testament, all in line behind Jesus Christ. I was in this second group.

 We all sailed across a crystal sea, after which we were led by Jesus Christ into a large hall. As we got in with joy, one elderly person who occurred to be Moses with a long white beard, tuned a very wonderful song. Instead of singing, we hummed this song with joy, clapping our hands and dancing.

Then I said to myself: “ if the beginning of the journey has started so wonderfully, then how will it end ?”

 After this, Christ ordered us to take our seats and we did. As he picked up the books to start opening, the vision ended and I got up."

For a more understanding of what we are saying, the Bible says:

“And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord henceforth” “Blessed indeed says the spirit, “that they may rest from their labours, for their deeds follow them!

Then I looked, and lo, a white cloud, and seated on the cloud one like a son of man, with a golden crown on his head, and a sickle in his hands.

And another angel came out of the temple, calling with a loud voice to him who sat upon the cloud, “Put in your sickle, and reap, for the hour to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth, is fully ripe.  So he who sat upon the cloud swung his sickle on the earth and the earth was reaped (rapture of the saints).

 And another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he too had a sharp sickle. Then another angel came out from the altar, the angel who has power over fire, and he called with a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle,

 “ Put in your sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for its grapes are ripe.” So the angel swung his sickle on the earth and gathered the vintage of the earth, and threw it into the great wine press of the wrath of God; and the wine press was trodden outside the city, and blood flowed from the wine press, as high as a horse’s bridle, for one thousand six hundred stadia” (fire devouring those who had not believed in Christ) (Revelations 14:9-20).

 

This text is further confirmed by the following which says:

-“And it was also by water, the water of the flood, that the old world was destroyed, and the earth that now exist are being preserved by the same command of God in order to be destroyed by fire.....

On that day the heavens   will disappear with a shrill noise, the heavenly bodies will burn up and be destroyed, and the earth and everything in it will vanish…as you wait for the day  of God…the day when the heavens will burn up and be destroyed, and the heavenly bodies will be melted by the heat. But we wait for what God has promised; new heavens and new earth, where righteousness will be at home” (2nd Peter 3:6-7).

                 


-“As it was in the times of Noah so shall it be in the days of the son of man … it will be as it was in the time of Lot … on the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulphur rained down from heaven and killed them all. That is how it will be on the day the son of man is revealed (Luke 17:26-30).

 

-“I will utterly sweep away everything from the face of the earth … I will sweep away man and beast; I will sweep away the birds of the air and the fish of the sea (Zephaniah 1:2-3).

 

Let us ask ourselves this question: Was there a single life left in Sodom when fire and sulphur rained on it? No! If so, then shall it be to this present world on the day of the Lord. Apostle Peter says:

 

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then, the heavens will pass away with a loud noise and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and the works that are upon it will be burned up. Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of persons ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will kindled and dissolved with fire, and the element will melt with fire ( 2nd Peter 3:10-13).

 

In addition to this text, we can also read: Isaiah 34:1-4, Jeremiah 4:25- 26, Revelation 14:14-20, Zephaniah 1:1-3, 14-18, all talking of fire after the rapture, that will leave the earth bare, without life.

With the earth’s surface and all that is on it consumed by fi re, it will lay bare; and just like Sodom and Gomorrah, there will just be smoke. All the godless people physically destroyed will have their spirits go down to Hades (prison) in the invisible world to join all those who had already died in disobedience as the Bible says:

He went and preached to imprisoned spirits. These were the spirits of those who had not obeyed God when he waited patiently during the days that Noah was building his boat(1st Peter 3:18-20). Equally today, repentance from sins is preached for people to get into the boat (Jesus) before fire comes.

The physical earth will remain desolate without life as everything will be consumed by fire, while the invisible world (earth) containing Satan and his demons and all those who died in disobedience will remain until after the 1000years when the final judgement will take place (Revelation 20:12-15). Then the entire invisible and visible earth will disappear and a new one will come (Revelation. 21:1-2).

 

This is very clear brethren the invisible world, Gog and Magog, will remain after rapture; and that is why the Bible says that during the first resurrection only those who died in the Lord will be raised while those who died disobeying God will remain. Where will they be then?

Certainly in prison(1st 3:18-20) in this invisible world of the sinful spirits, ‘Gog and Magog’’ until after the thousand years, then the second resurrection to receive sentence and be thrown into the lake of fire.

 

As clarification to this text, there will be no ‘‘ camp of saints of God’’ and also the ‘‘Holy city on earth’’ in the physical visible world, when everything will be destroyed during the rapture. This is because by then, the new heavens and earth would not have appeared yet, since the final judgement would not have yet taken place as it is written:

“And I saw the Holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God”( Revelation 21:2). This is only after the final judgement and all those condemned thrown into the lake of fire (Revelation 20: 11-15). The Bible further says on heavenly Jerusalem:

But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the first-born who are enrolled in heaven, to a judge who is God, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant ( Hebrews 12: 22).

 

This therefore means that, it will be a spiritual war by Satan and his kingdom in the invisible against the camp of God’s saints, now in the reign of 1000years with Christ (the Holy city representing Jerusalem now still in the invisible prepared by God). Did Moses and Elijah not appear to our Lord Jesus Christ on the mountain from the invisible world underneath the altar (Revelation 6: 9) where they are now living, to the visible (physical) world?

So too, shall we live in the invisible together with them, and Christ during the Millennium.

 In 1st Thessalonians 4:16-17 we are told we will meet Christ in the air when He comes. Is there any where again we are told that immediately after being taken up in the air, we will be brought back onto the devoured lifeless earth to reign on it with Christ for 1000years, before the new heaven and earth to come? If there is, please kindly show us.

What we know according to the scripture is that, we will come down in a new heaven and earth only after the final judgement and the passing away of the first heaven and earth as it is written:

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband” (Revelation 21:1-3, Rev.3: 12).

 When Satan will be caught up in the invisible and chained, all his troops still allowed to go freely at this time, will be wondering what must be happening since there will be neither a human being left on the fire devoured physical earth nor their master the Devil.

Can the one who organises and plans actions be off the scene, and his loyalist do not fall into confusion? Thus with the absence of Satan, his troops will be thrown into great confusion, and they will not understand what is going wrong.

 

That is why after the 1000 years when he will be released, he will have to go out again to deceive them all over ‘Gog and Magog’ and gather them for the battle in the invisible. As they will surround the camp of God’s saints- His Holy city (New Jerusalem) in the spiritual realms, God will pour fire and consume them (Revelation 20:9-10).

Consuming them here means destroying their powers; thereby rendering them powerless and thrown into the lake of fire where the beast and the false prophet had already been caught and thrown after rapture and the destruction of the visible physical world (Revelation 19:11-21).

Thus, after the final judgement and the lake of fire, will then be the new heaven and new earth that will appear from God (Rev. 21:1-3), for a new generation of righteous people to begin the new kingdom of God. (Isaiah 65: 17-25, Zephaniah 3:11-13). With regards final judgement therefore, the Bible says:

 “Then I saw a great white throne and him who sat upon it; from his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened.

Also another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, by what they had done.

And the sea gave up the dead in it. Death and Hades gave up the dead in them, and all were judged by what they had done.

 Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire; and if any one’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire(Revelations 20:11-15).

 

‘‘ Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the Holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband; and I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, Behold, the dwelling of God is with men.

He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them; He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.

And He who sat on the throne said “ Behold I make all things new.” Also he said, “ Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true”(Revelation 21:1-6, Rev3: 12).



So, within His temporal time of the restoration process, He may take the souls of all those who now die as born again children of God in Christ, to keep under the altar (When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne; they cried out with a loud voice. “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before thou wilt judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell upon the earth?” (Revelation 6:9-11).

 

He may during resurrection take all up to His dwelling place in heaven, in the likeness of angels.

In one vision with the Lord, I was taken up into a wonderfully constructed glittering city of gold. Everything was shinning in pure gold. I saw a body of water in sparkling bluish color. Brethren, believe me, there is something wonderful being prepared for us.

Did our Lord Jesus whose eternal habitation is heaven not take human form to dwell here on earth for a while? Or angels, made to dwell in the invisible not temporarily take human forms to appear in the visible for a while?

Therefore God can give us heavenly forms for a while even though we are made from the beginning to dwell in the visible physical earth. When He must have settled with everything as concerns this present contaminated world, His new physical and spiritual kingdom will come. This will be the final accomplishment of our prayer “ Thy kingdom come” as the Lord taught us to pray in Matthew 6:10.

 

Do we now see how close we are to eternity? Can we now arise from slumber and give God no rest day and night until the final destruction of the wicked ones dominion over His saints? Do not afford to miss this sweet new kingdom of God, which the bible describes thus:

 I am making a new earth and new heavens. The events of the past will be completely forgotten. Be glad and rejoice forever in what I create. The New Jerusalem I make will be full of joy, and her people will be happy.

I myself will be filled with joy because of Jerusalem and her people. There will be no weeping there, no calling for help. Babies will no longer die in infancy, and all people will live out their life span.

Those who live to be a hundred will be considered young. To die before that would be a sign that I had punished them. (But since there will no longer be Satan to seduce us to sin?

No longer will there be sins). People will build houses and live in them themselves-they will not be used by someone else. They will plant vineyards and enjoy the wine it Will not be drunk by others. They will fully enjoy the things that they had worked for. The work they do will be successful, and their children will not meet with disaster.

I will bless them and their descendants for all times to come. Even before they finish praying to me, I will answer their prayers. Wolves and lambs will eat straw, as cattle do, and snake will no longer be dangerous On Zion, my sacred hill, there will be nothing harmful or evil ( Isaiah 65:17-25 GNs).

 

Yes, what God intended from the beginning with Adam and Eve was the kingdom of God. When he said: Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it (Genesis 1:28), it was to produce a kingdom of God’s people.

Therefore, it shall come to be. Make sure then that you are not kept out of this eternal glory because of some present ephemeral pleasure from Satan.

It is very unfortunate that man took the earth and everything in it that God gave him to subdue and dominate, and handed it to Satan, in exchange for food to which he become enslaved.

So man is responsible before God for whatever wrong that is happening on earth, no matter whether caused by Satan or not. This is because it is to him that God gave authority over the

earth. If he took it and gave it to Satan for food, it is his problem. That is why there is a judgment day coming. A day when man is going to render account to God for his stewardship of the earth He gave him to subdue and dominate.

So what man really has to be afraid of, is not physical death because all must die, but the judgment throne of God. To this it is written: “And just as it is appointed for men to die once, and after that comes judgment” Hebrew 9:27-28.

 

Are you prepared to face God’s judgment throne after physical death?

Therefore, it is in man’s interest to collaborate with God in the restoration of his times and laws through Christ by the power of the holy Spirit, in order to resume the authority to subdue and dominate the earth. It is only in this way that man can better render account of his stewardship on that day.

 

WHAT THEN OF ALL ISRAEL WILL BE SAVED’’ ?

 

The Bible says:

A hardening has come upon part of Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles come in, and so all Israel will be saved ( Romans 11:25- 25).

If we were to stop here, then things would have been different, but this text continuous to explain it self saying: The deliverer will come from Zion, he will banish ungodliness from the descendants of Jacob’, ‘and this will be my covenant with them when I take away their sins( verse 26 –27).

What does ‘ the descendants of Jacob’ means?

The following texts explains thus:

“For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel, and not all are children of Abraham because they are his descendants; but Through Isaac shall your descendants be named.”

This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are reckoned as descendants (Romans 9:6-9).

 

“Even if the people of Israel are as many as the grains of sand by the sea, yet only a few of them will be saved (Romans 9:27).

“I am not saying that the promise of God has failed; for not all the people of Israel are the people of God. Nor are all Abraham’s (Jacob’s) descendants the children of God”(Romans 9: 6).

 

Therefore, only those few Israelites who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ will be saved as it is written:

“A time is coming when the people of Israel who have survived will no longer rely on the nation that almost destroy them. They will truly put their trust in the Lord, Israel’s Holy God.

A few of the people of Israel will come back to their mighty God. Even though now there are as many people of Israel as there are grains of sand by the sea, only a few will come back. Destruction is in store for the people ( Isaiah 10: 20-23).

 

Th etexts above clearly explain to us that all Israel will be saved”, refers  precisely to the descendants of Jacob. And who are these descendants of Jacob referred to?

These are descendants of Jacob in the house of David-pointing to Jesus Christ through whom many will be born into the kingdom of God as it is written:

“So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace.  But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace”(Romans 11:5-6).

The bible further explains the principle of being save only by grace in Jesus for physical Israel saying :

“ Now the promise was made to Abraham and to his off spring. It does not say, ‘ And to off springs’ referring to many; but referring to one, ‘And to your off spring,’ which is Christ(Galatians 3:16).

 

In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous branch to spring forth for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the Land. In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will dwell securely. And this is the name by which it will be called: ‘‘ The Lord is our righteousness’ For thus says the Lord:

David shall never lack a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel, …. Th e Lord said to me, ‘‘Have you noticed how people are saying that I have rejected Israel and Judah, the two families that I chose?

And nation. But I the Lord have a covenant with day and night, and I have made the Laws that control earth and sky. And just as surely as I have done this, so I will maintain my covenant with Jacob’s descendants and with my servant David. I will choose one of David’s descendants to rule over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob(meaning Jesus)(Jeremiah 33:14-26).

 

The Bible further explains:

It is through faith that all of you are God’s sons in union with Christ Jesus. You were baptized into union with Christ, and now you are clothed, so to speak, with the life of Christ himself … if you belong to Christ, then you are the descendants of Abraham and will receive what God has  promised (Galatians 3:26-29).

The statement: “all Israel will be savedtherefore applies only to all of the rest of the physical Israelites who have not perished in their sins yet, and who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible says plainly:

Then the dragon was angry with the woman (Church), and went off to make war on the rest of her off spring, on those who keep the commandments of God and bear testimony to Jesus (Revelation 12:17).

 

Our refusal not to see with these Biblical explanations on what: “ All of Israel will be saved” means, will imply that God is impartial and contradictory by saying that all of Israel will be saved; and at the same time saying that only a few of them will be saved (those who will believe in Jesus Christ).

Does it also mean that all the Israelites who had long died in disobedience will come back physically to life in this world and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ so that all Israel should be saved? Certainly not!

THE TIME IS COMING WHEN WATCHMEN WILL CALL OUT ON THE HILLS OF EPHRAIM.LET’S GO UP TO ZION TO THE LORD OUR GOD”

 

When the Bible says that: ‘‘ The Lord will come from Zion ’’, this does not mean that on a particular day, Jesus will visibly come down from a particular physical mountain called Mount Zion in Israel and go around in Israel, convicting the Israelites to believe in Him. ‘Zion’ spiritually symbolises God’s holy presence or God’s throne. And since it is the highest above everything,it is symbolise as Mount Zion’.

 

To this the Bible says: “But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem and to the innumerable angels in festal gathering enrolled in heaven ” (Hebrews 12:22).

I am the Lord your God, who dwell in Zion, my holy mountain”(Joel 3:17, Jeremiah 31:6).

 

Therefore God’s Holy Spirit from heaven’s throne (Zion) will reach hearts of remaining physical Jews (Israelites) who have not yet believe in the Lord, as He is equally doing to the Gentiles, to convict them to repent and turn to the Lord Jesus before the terrible day of the Lord comes, whereby fi re will consume everything on earth( 2nd Peter 3:10-13).

 

Only those physical Israelites who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ will be saved. If all the physical nation of Israel could believe, then fine. But unfortunately the Bible says, ‘only few will be saved’, meaning that only few will believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. And all these few who turn to the Lord Jesus in repentance from their sins, God through His mysteries will strengthened them unto salvation.

 

Therefore, only all these few who believe are known as descendants of Jacob in the house of David pointing to Jesus Christ as it is written:

“I the sovereign Lord am watching this sinful kingdom of Israel, and I will destroy it from the face of the earth. But I will not destroy all the descendants of Jacob( Amos 9:8).

So if you are of the physical Jewish nation(Israel), we are exhorting you to repent from your sins and turn to the Lord Jesus for the salvation of your soul now, rather than believing the devil’s lies that the bible says all Israel shall be saved by God’s mysteries” and so shall you. If you do not, we want to assure you in the name of the Lord that you will be shocked when in hell, but it will be too late for you to do anything about it.

 

If God did not by-pass the will of Adam and Eve to stop them from eating the forbidden fruit so as to save billions of souls that may in the future go to hell with Satan, it is not today that He will do it to a physical nation called Israel. You may chose to believe in this truth or not, but we exhort you to.

We must seek for the ancient path and walk on to please the LORD. Are you the re-builder  of the ruins? 


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