Sunday, July 19, 2015

Why the 7th Day?

We learned through reading the Bible  that Jesus was NOT resurrected Sunday morning, but rather, what we would call Saturday night. But why? 

  • Is there any type of spiritual significance to Sunday church worship?
  • What is (if any) the spiritual significance of Jesus raising from the dead at the end of the seventh day? 
  • Is there anything we can look to spiritually back and tell us that he should not have resurrected on the Sabbath?
  • Is there any spiritual significance to Jesus backing the idea that Jesus was resurrected on the first day of the week? 
Let's take a brief moment and explore these questions:

We learned in the previous lesson found here According to the scriptures that are used for Sunday worship justification, that the disciples did not meet on the first day of the week for any special reason, ritual or ceremony. The Day of The Lord points to the period of time when Jesus returns to 'Invade,' the earth! Not a literal day of 24 hours, and definitely not the 1st day of the week. Let the record show: There is therefore NO spiritual significance to Sunday church worship. 

Moving On...

Let's examine this Sabbath Day just a little to see if we can find a 'spiritual significance,' to the fact that Jesus was resurrected from the dead at the very end of the Sabbath Day.

In Genesis man was created on the 6th day (Genesis 1:26-31); and on the 7th day the Bible says: 
"And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.Genesis 2:1-3

I posed a question here and on my Instagram and Facebook pages and I will repeat it here: In the creation it is recorded the evening and the morning was the first day. The evening and the morning was the second day, the evening and the morning was the third day and so on until the sixth. However, we never see the completion of the 7th day. Nothing about the evening and the morning. And I asked all the Bible scholars who follow my page, why this was so. I received no responses so I will answer here.

Because the events that were began on day 1-6 were completed hence 'the evening and the morning...' However, the 7th day alluded to in Genesis chapter 2 has not yet come to pass. Meaning when it says that God rested on the 7th day, since the 7th day hasn't happened yet, God has not yet rested from all his work which he had made.

I would like to first run to very plain statement that Jesus made concerning the Sabbath day that are commonly misunderstood, Let's jump in the middle of the Chapter because we are not concerned with the miracle but about the debate that it sparked.

"The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole. And therefore 
did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.  But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.St. John5:14-18
So the first thing is what kind of work is Jesus talking about here? Work to pay bills? Work so that he can take a vacation? No Jesus's work was preaching the gospel, in fact the context of this Chapter is that the man Jesus healed was carrying his bed on the Sabbath day. When he told the Jews that Jesus healed him, they began to persecute him for working on the Sabbath day. 
Lets briefly look at the commandment that was taken out of context to condemn the Master.

"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy

manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.Exodus 20:8-11

See what the Jews in John chapter 5 did not understand is that the Sabbath day has a spiritual significance and points to something Bigger.
When the real Sabbath day comes the entire earth will be at rest. Let's look at it:

"And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.Revelation 20:1-4

In the 19th chapter of Revelation Jesus has returned to the earth, has assaulted the earth, and the Bible (the Word) says that all the fowls were filled with the flesh of all the people Jesus killed with the sword that proceeded out His mouth. So before chapter 20 chaos, and death, War of Armageddon etc. Then Jesus settles the controversy of Zion, and then the earth is at 'Rest,' for 1,000 years! Why 1,000 years and not 500 years or 20,000 years?

"For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night." Psalms 90:4
"But beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years as one day.2Peter 3:8

By the mouth of two witnesses is a fact established, so therefore, this Sabbath day is pointing to a 1,000 year period. The 10 commandments told you that God gave  man 6 days to do ALL his work. And on the Sabbath to rest. When the real Sabbath comes the earth will be so much at rest that even Satan will be bound, so that he cannot break the rest of Jesus.
Let's quickly see if the prophets knew about this "rest."

"And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:... And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feek; their young ones shall lie down together; and thelion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice; den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.Isaiah 11:1-10

If that isn't a depiction of an earth at rest, I don't know what is. Praise the Most High, for the time when Satan will be bound! 

So the Sabbath day points to a time period when the entire earth is at rest. This is why we are instructed to REMEMBER the day, and Not work in recognition of that day, because the day hasn't come yet!
So it seems that Jesus was not be facetious when he said that he was the Lord even of the Sabbath Day. (Matthew 12:8 / Mark 2:28 / Luke 6:5 )

Here's a thought: If Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath Day, (remember also in Exodus 20 and Leviticus 23 it is called the Lord's Sabbath or the Sabbath of the Lord), then it actually makes perfect sense for him to be resurrected just before the end of the 7th day of the week with power, since He is the Captain of our salvation (Hebrews 2:10) that is also when we can expect to be resurrected, during the Sabbath! Remember Revelation 20.We still look for the real Sabbath, therefore the day of worship CANNOT be changed lest you change prophecy and the Bible (the Word) itself.

So to re-cap, No spiritual significance to Sunday church worship; It makes perfect sense for Jesus to resurrect from the dead on the 7th day, He said He was the Lord of the Sabbath Day.As our example He foreshadowed Revelation 20 also telling us that our change will come during the real 7th day.
Furthermore, let the record also show, that there is NO spiritual significance to Jesus backing the idea that Jesus was resurrected on the first day of the week! Because why would He!?

And May the Lord add a blessing to the reading of His Word, in Jesus name.

Knowledge is the Key... LOCKSMIF

Homework question:  If Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath, whom do you suppose is the lord of the 1st day of the week???

To read more about the rest of the Lord check out: 
Isaiah 2:1-4
Micah 4:1-4  the opposite of what they did during the Day of the Lord in Joel 3:9-10
Isaiah 65:18-25 

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