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Isaiah 58:12-14 Discusses an amazing prophecy that proclaims the glory and importance of the Lord's 7th day Sabbath and tells that in the LAST DAYS IT WILL BE RESTORED!!
Isaiah 58:12-14 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations 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 thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
"Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord!"
The Seventh-day Sabbath was introduced in the garden of Eden, and was intact for God's people up until the Roman Catholic church took control of Christianity!..
In the early third century this church introduced worship on one Sunday a year in honor of the Resurrection, then when "Lent" was established they instigated Sunday-worship on each Sunday during the forthy days but up to 300 A.D. both Saturday and Sunday were kept!
Then came the "worship on Sunday upon pain of death" orders from Constantine, the world's first Sunday blue laws! This was soon followed up by Popes wishing to do away with the supposedly "Jewish" Saturday Sabbath that the Christians kept, so they made Saturdays a day of enforced fasting and mourning, while feasting and celebrating the resurrection on Sundays! And this helped the church to convert the sun worshipping pagans who wished to keep their "sun"-day! So, there's the Breach!! Brought about by no one else but the Papacy! The "Breach", the period during which most of the christian world ignored the Lord's Holy Sabbath!
Now, Some of you may say that, "there was no weekly Sabbath between the time that God sanctified the sevetthday at creation till the time of Moses". Yes, the first mention in the Bible of God expecting his chosen people to rest on the seventh day was when they received the manna in the desert on their way to the promise land, and then came the Mt. Sinai experience where it was "put in writing"! So some may think that there was no weekly Sabbath till around 1400 B.C.
But: Does that mean that the knowledge of God having blessed the seventh day was "non-existent"??
Luke 3:23-38 Lists the Genealogy of Jesus all the way back to Adam, and it's fair to assume that every one of those righteous godly men passed on what they had seen and known! And there'e no Doubt that God informed Adam that the seventh day was Holy! A point to keep in mind is that writing was a rare and "unknown" art to men up until Moses' day. This was the first chance man had, really, to put God's story into writing! And the fourth commandment begins with "Remember" ... Remember the seventh day... see, during the two hundred-year Egyptian captivity there would have been little chance to practice actually keeping the Sabbath: they were enslaved in Egypt! So, were they told to Remember something that they had never known?? The truth is that they were being told to Remember what they once knew!
Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws. GENESIS 26:5 Abraham kept the Lord's Sabbath!!
Still "doubt" that the 10 Commandments were in effect previous to the Sinai experience? If so, here are four proof texts that guarantee to get us across this "chasm of doubt"...
1 John 3:4
King James Version (KJV)
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
Therefore, it's as clear as day that the Ten Commandments existed "from Adam to Moses"!
See you guys next week in my nexts study What was "Nailed to the Cross"?
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