I JOHN 3:8
He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
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THE SABBATH DAY
Woe unto you, lawyers! For ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.
They tell us that we should not commit the natural act of adultery, ecause its one of the commandments!
They tell us we should not steal, because its one of the commandments. You know we have ten of theses commandments and stealing is listed as one of them. So you know it is written thou shalt not steal!
They are the religious ministers, pastors, prophets, teachers, etcÖ Have you noticed they will tell you there are Ten Commandments and we should keep them. Until it comes to this one. The comes the twisting and perverting of the scriptures by men of corrupt minds.
The 4th commandment says and its written:
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.
Brethren, know a lot of people try and dress up the word of God! Even those who are involved in deliverance. Genesis 2:1-3. Shows us clearly God rested physically, HE expects the same from all of His saints.
Many are calling Jesus the rest, and he is, however they are confusing this with natural and physical. What is amazing about this one
commandment, it has always been the test commandment to see if you will obey God or not! I would suggest you get rid of all the opinions and read the scriptures for yourself.
Itís amazing, one of the commandments is thou shalt not commit adultery. Right! Ok you do not see these vain teachers telling
us adultery is spiritual, so therefore you do not have to worry about the natural act of committing it. However when is comes to the Sabbath Commandment they tap dance all around this one. They tell you its spiritual etcÖ. So you do not have to physically keep it in the natural! This is plain stupid! If this is the case, this principle applies to all of the others according to their way of thinking. For instance:
* We do not have to worry about idols since its spiritual so naturally we can have all the statues we want in our house.
* We do not have to worry about stealing; itís been done away with. So take what you want.
I think you get the picture! It is amazing to see how many born again believers are filled with these demons of compromise when it comes to the Sabbath day! Brethren keep the Sabbath it is Holy and far from being done away with.
For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
In this verse of scripture it is clearly telling us that if Jesus would have given us another day He would have afterward told us about it.
Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? [them that are] weaned from the milk, [and] drawn from the breasts.
For precept [must be] upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, [and] there a little:
For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.
To whom he said, This [is] the rest [wherewith] ye may cause the weary to rest; and this [is] the refreshing: yet they would not hear.
But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, [and] there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
The rest the scriptures are talking about and the refreshing the scriptures is talking about is being filled with the Holy Spirit! He will cause you to rest in him once you have received him! Jesus never did away with the keeping of the Sabbath. You should go to the book of Acts and see what the Apostles did if itís been so called done away with like many of these self proclaim ministers are telling us. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and yet they kept the Sabbath faithfully.
I will not make any excuse for Godís word Saints and I would warn you about those who seek to over throw your faith, look at what the Apostle Paul had to say:
I CORINTHIANS 2:4
And my speech and my preaching [was] not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
This means persuasive words and intent that sounds good but they lead you away from God. NO! You keep the Sabbath just like the Commandment says!
Just like Jesus and the Apostles did! Find fellow believers and gather together for this Holy weekly convocation. The evil day is approaching!
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some [is]; but exhorting [one another]: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Many are telling you not to go to church, they are correct! I cannot see how we as believers can go to church since we are all the church. However the scriptures do teach us to assemble ourselves together especially on the Sabbath Day! Also in breaking bread. Be careful of the deceiver. Keep the Sabbath holy. Let me give you a few scriptures to see what the Apostles did. After all if it was done away with they tell us then they would have known:
and when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath.
Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.
And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.
And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,
And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.
Now we clearly see what the Apostles did! This is their doctrine which we are told to continue in:
Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added [unto them] about three thousand souls.
And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Brethern Our Messiah Jesus kept His own word! It was His custom. The Sabbath Day was never in question in the early church, and neither is it in question now. It is only in question to them who do not believe. That is why they cannot point you to the scriptures.
And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
It was Jesus custom! He was brought up keeping His Fatherís Commandments! WOW! Talking about walking as Jesus walk. The scribes and Pharisees constanly followed Him around trying to rebuke Him for breaking the Sabbath Day! They did not succeed in their false lies. You see Jesus was not breaking the Sabbath, but He was breaking what they added to the law by the traditions of the elders. Jesus made the Sabbath as well as mankind, so I think He knows how to keep the Sabbath.
Are you amazed at how this so called Christian society here is pagan America tells us the Sabbath is done away with, but then they expect us to keep Sunday Holy just because they say so!
Search and see you will not find any change of the Sabbath Day in the Scriptures. GOD does not change! HE is the same! The Sabbath has always been the 7th Day of the week and will always be the 7th day of the week. As kept by Jesus the Apostles and the real true Church. The real Church keeps the Commandments and they do not make excuse for it! We just obey our GOD rather than man. Acts 5:29.
So in conclusion brethren we cannot commit adultery as a practice life style and make every excuse why we are not doing it while we are laying with another mans wife. We cannot continue to steal what is not ours and say we are not under that law. You will get caught sooner or later. So you cannot break the Sabbath Day by not keeping it! My word Keep the Sabbath Day Holy as thus saith the Word of GOD!
If ye love me, keep my commandments.
I JOHN 3:22
And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
I JOHN 5:2
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
I JOHN 5:3
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
I JOHN 3:24
And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this [is] the whole [duty] of man.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Pastor Charles Dowell Jr.
Servant of the Lord Jesus Christ