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Shabbat (Sabbath) begins on Fridays at 6pm and ends on Saturdays at 6pm. The purpose is to help the church and Israel become reconciled in Messiah and to identify the rift, and the needed restoration. There is much in the church that needs to change before it can be fully reconciled with the Jew. Likewise, changes in Jewish thinking are also needed.
Edition 36. April 12th 2010
In this edition:
●The Sabbath Day (Shabbat)
●Important news items.
●200 Jerusalem busses are now driving around with posters on the sides declaring that the 3rd Temple will be built soon on the Temple Mount. The posters replace the Al Aksa mosque with the new Jewish Temple. Some of the busses travel through Arab neighbourhoods in East Jerusalem. This is part of a new campaign which will run for some time. The words say: "May the Temple be rebuilt speedily and in our day."
Mica 4:1,2 "Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the Lord's house (Temple) shall be established on top of the mountain and shall be exalted above all hills and people shall flow to it...The word of the Lord shall go forth from Jerusalem." (See edition 5 for more on this.)
3rd Temple poster
●In a shocking report carried a few days ago, World Net Daily says that the Obama administration encouraged resistance by Palestinians and the protesting of Israel's presence in eastern Jerusalem. A senior Palestinian Authority official said in Ramallah after meeting with the US envoys that they were encouraged by them to put more pressure on Israel by various forms of protest. This is the first time the US Administration has taken such a directly pro-Palestinian stance against Israel.
●A report carried a few days ago by Ha'aretz, says that Israeli leaders are now preparing for a worsening of the relationship with the US. Sources say that Obama is trying to gain power over Israel's actions relating to Jerusalem's borders, settlements, the return of so-called refugees and other things.
●The Washington Post reported a few days ago that Obama is now working out a new comprehensive peace plan to impose on Israel within the next six months!
●Israel PM Netanyahu "Jerusalem was always and will always be ours" (Jerusalem Post)
Obama, you and yours doing the work of the devil and seeking to divide the land of Israel with your two-state solution, you should take note of these words from the mouth of God. Jeremiah 12:14-17 "My evil neighbours who touch the inheritance of My people Israel, I will pluck them out of land of Judah. After I have done this I will return and have compassion on My people and I will bring them back to their land." Isaiah: 26:15 "You have increased the nation, You are glorified, You have expanded all the borders" (of Israel) This is God's one-state solution and with increased land!
Zechariah 8:3-7 "I will return to Zion and dwell in the midst of Jerusalem , Jerusalem will be called the City of Truth, the Mountain of the Lord of Hosts, The Holy Mountain." vs7,8 "Behold I will save My people from the land of the east and from the west, I will bring them back and they shall dwell in the city of Jerusalem."
God has an amazing, wonderful plan for Jerusalem, but Satan has a counterfeit plan, led by Obama and his merry deceived men.
The tragedy of our day is that so very few Christians know the Bible and it's pure clear doctrine on these issues. But they do know well the word of the media, Hollywood, celebrities and the like. They are charging, hell-bent down the devil's two-state road to temporary peace, which leads to conflict and ultimately hell itself. Many blinded, deceived Christians today are doing the devil's work with him and some are in the same boat simply by their silence.
The Sabbath day:
What this is not about (so relax)
This has nothing whatsoever to do with the the organisation called The Seventh Day Adventists. I have no part with them. This edition is designed and aimed at exposing one of the biggest errors to come into the church, how and why it happened and what the answer is. As you will see my source is pure Bible.
What this is about:
This is all about our Lord's divine pattern. It's about knowing what it is and what its not and restoring the truth to those who have lost it . Act 3:19-21 "Repent and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the time of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets, since the world began."
This edition is about restoring things to the way they should be. The above verse combines the coming of our Lord with the restoring of things to their right place and into their right condition. Be very sure that there are many who would absolutely love to see our Lord return soon and be ready in as many ways as possible.
The Sabbath was always and still is the seventh day which is Saturday (Starting Friday 6pm) This can be proved by simply turning to any encyclopaedia or these verses: Genesis 2:1,2 Genesis 2:2. Exodus 20:10, Mark 16:1,2 These all speak of the Sabbath being the seventh day which in our time is Saturday. The calendar was changed in 1582, but only to keep up with the solar cycle. This change did not alter the weekly cycle at all. The seventh day remained Saturday.
Deuteronomy 4:2 "You shall not add to the word which I commanded you neither shall you take away or change anything from it."
Yeshua / Jesus, Paul, the Gentiles and the early church were all Sabbath observers:
It was the custom of Yeshua / Jesus, the apostle Paul and the early church to worship on the seventh day or Saturday Sabbath. Luke 4:16 "As His (Jesus) custom was He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day..." Acts 18:4 "Paul reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath and persuaded both Jews and Gentiles." Acts 13:42 "When the Jews went out of the synagogue, the Gentiles begged that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath." Actually it was also the custom of God the Father to observe the Sabbath! Hebrews 4:4 "And God rested on the seventh day from all His works."
Exodus 20:8 "Remember the Sabbath to keep Holy. Yeshua /Jesus says "If you love Me keep My commands." (One of the ten commandments)
Some arguments against Sabbath observance include: ●It was changed to Sunday. Yes I know it was...read on my firiend!. ●"We keep the spirit of the law". ●Jesus nullified it and we don't need to keep the ten commandments. If you don't need to keep the ten commandments then obviously, murder, theft, adultery etc are okay! How can you say that you need to keep those ones but not the Sabbath. I've never heard of keeping nine commandments!
I simply don't know what "keeping the spirit of the law" means. If you murder someone you can't say to the judge, "I keep the spirit of the law." So how can you not keep the Sabbath Holy and say you keep the spirit of it?
Yes I agree that keeping the ten commandments legalistically won't get you saved and breaking one won't cause the loss of salvation for those that are saved. Yes we are under grace and not law, but the Spirit of the living God will always lead us to obey His word. He leads from the inside out, whereas the law leads one to be good from the outside in. There is no justification for ignoring, tampering with and changing Gods word!
Mark 2:27 "Jesus said that the Sabbath is made for man". He never nullified it anywhere.
Isaiah: 56: 6 "Also the sons of the foreigner (Gentiles) who join themselves to the Lord to serve Him and to love the name of the Lord, to be His servants - everyone who keeps from defiling the Sabbath." ...This is an end time verse read it again, it commends the Gentiles who don't defile the Sabbath! Isaiah 58:13 "If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on My Holy day and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy day of the Lord honourable...then you shall delight yourself in the Lord and I will cause you to ride on the high hills of the earth."...What a clear wonderful verse!! Revelation 14:12 "Here is the patience of the saints, here are those who keep the commandments of God". John 13:15, 17 "I (Jesus) have given you an example that you should do as I have done...If you know these things happy are you if you do them."
What about going to church on Sunday?
Acts 20:7 "On the first day of the week (Sunday) when the disciples came together to break bread..."
There is one other example of the early church meeting on Sunday. This is well and true, but it does not nullify keeping the Sabbath holy. It does not change the Sabbath to Sunday. The Sabbath should be kept or observed in some way by all believer no matter what day they meet on.
Of course keeping the Sabbath holy and meeting or worshipping on the same day is easiest, but worship should never be done on one day of the week anyway.
Again, there is no justification anywhere for keeping nine of the ten commandments and not keeping the Sabbath holy
Worship in the Millennium:
Isaiah 66: 22, 23 "For as the new heavens and new earth, which I will make shall remain before Me, so shall your descendants and your Name remain. And it shall come to pass that from one new moon to another and from one Sabbath to another, all flesh shall come to worship before Me says the Lord."
The above verse shows one very interesting thing. It shows that Sabbath worship will continue into the Millennium and even into eternity. This means that the Sabbath was holy in the Old Testament and well into the future. So why should it be observed on Sunday in this time period?
Who changed the Sabbath?
There is no argument even from the Catholics themselves that they changed the Saturday Sabbath to Sunday. There is no Biblical justification for it anywhere! In fact the Bible is very strongly against changing these things! Dan7:25 "He (Satan) shall speak pompous words against the Most High, shall persecute the saints of the Most High and shall intend to change times and law, then the saints will be given into his hands." Ezekiel 22: 26 "Her priests have violated My law and profaned My holy things; they have not distinguished between the holy and the unholy...they have hidden their eyes from My Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them."
The Catholic church in its early days disregarded the Jewish Sabbath and changed it, believing that it had the "ecclesiastical power and authority" to do this. You can find all of this in the Catholic Encyclopaedia.
By exalting its authority above God's and instituting all these occult-inspired changes, the modern church has moved very far from what it was and should be. It has become flooded with the world and its god.
The Catholic instituted horror:
"In this sign go forth and conquer." While looking into the sky one day Constantine had a vision of a flaming cross with those words blazing above it.
Constantine was the tenth successive Roman emperor to govern over Israel. He was a worshipper of Babylonian occult religions and practices. After seeing that sign in the sky he stopped the persecution of Christians and made it the official, compulsory religion of the time. But to make it more acceptable to the masses, he introduced and mixed in numerous Babylonian practices, most of which the church still blindly accepts today.
Constantine replaced truth with a form of religion mixed with the occult. He was the forerunner of the Catholic sect. It's very important to understand that Catholicism fits perfectly into the definition of a sect. The early church was unstoppable even in the face of extreme persecution. It was united and had an Abrahamic flavour (to the Jew and Gentile) The early church kept Shabbat / Sabbath, Passover (not Easter) and all the feasts of the Lord. It practiced adult baptism and not infant sprinkling. This powerful early church was rooted in Truth and Biblical traditions. It had its roots in Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Israel, Jerusalem, the Jews, Jesus and the Bible. Catholicism is rooted in the occult, Babylon, Italy, Rome, the Vatican, the Pope and parts of the Bible. The early church was around before the Catholics and it is the pattern, not the Catholics whose main claim to fame was that they caused the dark ages and murdered untold millions in the inquisitions.
The Catholic sect came along afterwards. It was not the first or early church. It is a sect. It got rid of the Biblical practices and traditions and introduced Satanic, Babylon-rooted occult practices. It changed and replaced truth with error. This was Satan's ace. Occult traditions were brought in to make the church more acceptable to the world, but Satan's chief purpose was to alienate the Jews from the church and keep them from salvation. The original church with it's large Jewish membership and Jewish / Biblical flavour, was now gone and as the dark ages advanced, the Catholic church became more and more evil with its now occult / Babylonian roots.
Instead of being a haven of salvation for the Jew and Gentile, the Catholic church now became an institution spear heading the mass murder of the Jews.
Observing the Sabbath, all the feats of the Lord (that's their name, not Jewish feasts), and others have been replaced or ignored by the Catholics. It's not my intention to go into them all here, but I can assure you that there are many. The terrible situation is that these changes have become such deeply entrenched traditions, that they are not easy to tear down.
Today most protestant and evangelical churches have bought into this hook line and sinker. They might not be Catholic, but they have most certainly rejected the Biblical traditions and followed the Catholics into the darkness of Babylonian traditionalism. Most people have most probably not even considered these issues.
The Catholic sect has most certainly been very successful in making the modern church foreign to the Jew. Why is this important? Very simply because Gods Word says (New Testament) that the gospel is to go to the Jew first and the the Gentile. The salvation of the Jews brings the Messiah back.
I'm not saying that all Catholics will not be saved in the end. Yes, very few will be saved, but some who are truly born of the Spirit of God will be. The institution as a whole is the big problem. By the way, the message to the church of Thyatira in the Revelation relates perfectly to the Catholics. Read edition 11 on the messages to the seven churches for more on this.
Solar Invictus was a Roman sun-god with origins in Babylonian religion. Constantine worshipped this sun-god and had coins made depicting it. He decreed that a day for all those under Rome's authority would be set aside as a day of rest. This he called SUNday in honour of Solar Invictus. December 25th was also set aside by him as the day to mark the birthday of the sun.
Below is a depiction of Sol Invictus from ancient Babylon. This rock engraving is now in a museum in Turkey. Next to it is an aerial picture of the Vatican forecourt, which was also designed with Sol Invictus in mind according to many:
There is more than enough archaeological and historical evidence to prove that Sunday was set aside by the Catholic church (and it's forerunner Constantine) in honour of the pagan god Solar Invictus. There are many many other sun symbols throughout Catholicism and the Vatican itself.
The Holy Saturday-Sabbath was changed to incorporate pure paganism!
How the church has alienated the Jews for 2000 years
The Jews have always venerated the seventh day, Saturday-Sabbath. In fact today much of Israel grinds to a halt on the Sabbath. Jews have always worshipped on the Sabbath. By changing the Sabbath to Sunday, the Jews have been neatly side stepped by the Catholic church. The Sunday worshipping church is foreign to the Jews. They have been into Babylonian captivity once before, why would they want to do so again?
Worship was always conducted in the temple in Jerusalem on the Saturday- Sabbath and that's coming again!
Isn't it interesting that we have a huge counterfeit "temple" not on the temple mount but on the mount of Rome, called the Vatican. They replaced Passover with Easter, the Saturday Sabbath with Sunday, they changed adult baptism for infant sprinkling. They says salvation is not by the new birth but by church membership.
Gods end-time work will involve bringing the gospel to the world through the Jews not the Catholics. No wonder the Catholic church will be at the forefront, leading the false prophet and antichrist onto the stage.
The changing of the Sabbath to Sunday is only one of the many acts of the Catholics to redefine Biblical Christianity, replace truth with error and keep the Jews from the church.
How to keep the Sabbath:
The best example is simply to look to our God. He went through the creation process for six day and rested on the seventh (Sabbath) So, it is Saturday that should be set aside as a day of rest. The Sabbath is also a time of celebration and worship, so we should use this day for these things.
If people want to meet in church services on Sundays, that's not the big issue. They should still "Remember to keep the Sabbath holy"
Legalism is a ditch on one side of the road and liberalism a ditch on the other. Doing things out of legalism will not endear you to God. Obedience out of love is the answer.
This is very simple yet very profound: If you have the living God in your heart by the new birth, its worth listening to His voice and following Him. This is why the true believer will always want to be holy, pure and true, even if it takes some time to get there. There will be someOne in his heart drawing him ever closer to God and flashing a red light where there is danger. If our Lord is in your heart, you will hear His voice. How can you ignore Him and replace His voice with the voice of a pagan-rooted church that has defiled the Word for the last 1500 years?
Please note that salvation is not dependant on weather you believe and receive this message. Salvation isn't dependant on weather you go to church on Sunday or not. Salvation is dependant on weather you have the living Messiah in your heart and nothing else. As such we should desire to be one in Him and follow His ways. His ways are alive in our hearts by the Spirit of God and in His Word also by the Spirit of God.
A new Messianic era:
Today thankfully there are more and more true Biblical Christians who celebrate Shabbat (the Sabbath). Some that I know of and am involved with, will no longer run services on Sundays. They include a Shabbat celebration in their worship which is on Friday evenings from 6pm, when the Sabbath starts. Some of these Christian churches have become what we would call Messianic congregations and are actively involved in restoring the Jewish, Hebraic and Biblical roots of the church weather they be Jew or Gentile.
The majority of these congregations are united in Sabbath observance, the recognition of the Feasts of the Lord, keeping Passover, adult baptism and many other things rooted in the Bible. These things were found throughout the early church before the Catholic-induced dark-ages descended on the world.
Our Lord is coming soon for a pure bride. Restoration of the Messianic, Abrahamic church is here already and starting to gather momentum.
This is the true, exciting, new work of God. It's alive and vibrant and it's leaving the traditionalists behind! It goes without saying that these people become very unpopular with those who cling to their traditions. People get very offended when you come against their traditions. I can assure you that my aim isn't to offend anyone, but to present the truth.
With God's help and if we really want to, its a wonderful, glorious thing to shake off the dust of the devil and move afresh, along our Messiah's pure path with Him leading us.
This edition should be read together with edition 21 titled "The damage done to the Jews by Christian traditions"
Before the coming of the Lord there is going to be a great restoration of things lost (and changed). Many are open to it, want it and welcome it and many not.
The Bible shows in prophecy that a very large percentage of the church will become part of the end-time false prophet. It will amalgamate with many other religions. It will keep its Satanic originated traditions. The Bible also shows that a great many will go on in truth, rejecting non-Biblical traditions and obeying Gods profound voice.
Most of the church that is clinging to it's Babylonian traditions is a dying dinosaur. The Spirit of the living God has left them. They now operate in the energy of the flesh. Unfortunately it awaits a horrific future. Many church people today are awakening to the fact that there is so much more out there, but they are being held back and imprisoned by their blind and deaf leaders.
Seek our Lord and His truth:
The Lord is coming soon. He is coming for those who love Him and His word. Is there a stirring in your heart? There should be, simply because as our Lord's coming nears, so His Spirit is being poured out more and more ahead of Him. It's like a pure, beautiful aroma in the air, indicating that He is near.
Some will scrape into heaven smelling of the smoke of their useless burned up works and some will enter receiving eternal rewards of great glory. When you get there, you can't go back and change things. Your eternal reward state is determined now!!
Mark 7:13 "You make the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you handed down, and many such things you do."
Colossians 2:8 "Beware lest anyone take you captive through philosophy and empty deceit according to the tradition of men according to the basic principles of the world and not according to Christ."
Colossians 1:28 "Him we preach warning every man and teaching in all wisdom, that we may present everyone perfect in Christ."
Heaven or hell:
Your traditional blue blanket and your pretty feathers make you important in your tribe. You may think you're important and others may think so too, but it's what the living God thinks that counts! There are some things within your tribal traditions that are harmless, but many of your cultural practices are rooted in witchcraft and the demonic. Heaven will not accept you unless you have the living God in your heart through the new birth and you've forsaken all of the traditions that are an offence to God.
I will not call you Pope, because you are not my father. Yeshua / Jesus commanded us not to call anyone father because their is only One. Your pretty traditional golden hat is actually a tribute to the Babylonian fish-god Dagon and the pretty suns on your front are actually a tribute to the sun-god and the origin of Sunday. Your Sunday Sabbath was born in hell and inflicted upon untold millions of unsuspecting Christians!
In closing this edition here is a woodcut by Gustav Dore of Moses presenting the ten commandments to the people after receiving them from God. (Thanks to the Adelaide University Library.)
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!