Sabbath Day (Gen2: 1 -3 & Ex.20: 8 – 11) By r. a. Saturday, June 20, 2020
In Messiah’s name: Repent or perish! (see Lk 13: 3)
Did you ever hear a political analyist/commentator tell his/her audience to repent? I haven’t. The term repent, for the most part, is a biblical expression used mostly by Christian leaders/preachers.
Christian pastors are forever prompting their audience/congregants to repent. They will urge you to do “righteousness”. Yet, they will never, ever tell you the true meaning of biblical “righteousness”. Why not? It is because they themselves fail to do “righteousness”. In fact, they avoid its meaning because it points to their hypocrisy.
Basically and morally “repent”means to reconsider and to feel a sense of guilt and remorse for doing something bad — committing sin. If someone doesn’t believe there is a Creator-God, than that person feels no need to “repent” of sin.
In addition, how in the heck can one repent of sin and do righteousness when they don’t have a clue what sin is, nor do they know the meaning of “righteousness?
According to the word of the Creator-God, sin is transgressing his commandments (1Jn3: 4). Sin is lawlessness. In other words, we must repent of breaking the Creator’s laws.
Doing “righteousness” means observing, doing and keeping God’s commandments; “for all thy commandments are righteousness” (Ps.119: 172).
Question: Are your Christian pastors. preachers, priests in transgression of God’s commandments? Answer: Of course they are!
Question: Are they doing “righteousness”? Answer: No Siree, Bob!
The most blatant sin they commit each and every week is their worshipping on Sunday, the first day of the week.
These pastors reject and transgress the 7th day of the week, the lord’s Sabbath, as outlined in the 4th commanment. It is the only day which the Creator “blessed and sanctified”! That is, God set it apart from the other days of the week.
Futhermore, these Christian leaders do not observe the Creator-Gods’ holy feast days which are annual Sabbath days. They love their pagan Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s, New Year’s celebrations, like I once did and delighted in!
We all have sinned as recorded In the book of Romans 3: 23. Paul states that “all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”. In Romans 6: 23, he notes that “the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”.
We must repent and begin to keep the Creator-God’s commandments. These are our righteousness (Deut.6: 25).
As Messiah (Yahshua) stated: “Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:17-19).
Moreover, as recorded in James 1: 22, “We are to be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” The commandments of God are also called “the perfect law of liberty”(James1: 25).
Obedience to God begins with accepting the Ten Commandments as the bedrock for our values and behavior.
The Sabbath is a test commandment (see Ex.16: 4 – 30). By observing and keeping the Sabbath you demonstrate your obedience. faith and loyalty to the Creator-God of the bible. The 4th commandment identifies him as the one and only true Creator-God of all that exists.
Lastly, this is crucial: if one is not obeying and observing the weekly Sabbath he/she is a sinner and does not love God (Ex.20: 6)! Sunday-Keeping ain’t gonna cut it! You must repent and do righteousness.
All glory, praise and honor to the Creator-God, the great I AM, in Messiah’s name.
Peace, blessings and protection to all who seek and love the truth -God’s Word (Jn.17: 17 & Ps.119: 142)