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.

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 worshipping 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(Leviticus23:3).

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.

 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 fi rst 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

In Act 20 :6—12, these early Christians were carrying on Christian activities on the 7th day (Sabbath) 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 worshipping, 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? Were they not certainly sanctifying it in adoration, worshipping, praises, healing, evangelisation, teaching, etcetera as the 4th commandment recommends?

The Bible says: “While until sunrise and so departed. Th ey 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 t he 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 worshipping 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).

 “ Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him..”. There 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”. There 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?

BUT 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).…/Imminent-End-of-the-World.…? 

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