Why Do We Forget the one Commandment that Starts "Remember"?
Have you ever noticed that? We have eight commandments from Yahweh that begin with "Thou Shalt", one that starts with "Honor", but the fourth commandment begins with the word "Remember". So why is it that everyone has forgotten it? Our savior Yashua (Jesus) kept the Sabbath.
Christ and his followers even kept the Sabbath while he was in the grave.
The apostle Paul kept the Sabbath.
Christ even warned that when Jerusalem was to be destroyed, almost 40 years in the future, that His followers should pray that they would not have to flee on the Sabbath.
According to the writer of Hebrews the Sabbath is still to be observed. Read Hebrew chapter 4:1-9.
The Greek word for rest in verse nine is different from the rest found in verses one, three, four, five, eight, ten and eleven. Verses one through eight and ten and eleven use the Greek word, "katapausis" (G2663), which according to Strong's Concordance means "reposing down, rest". The rest in verse nine is from the Greek word, "sabbatismos" (G4520)(derived from G4521), which according to Strong's Concordance means, "a sabbatism" or "sabbath", or figuratively "the repose of Christianity". So the verse should read:
Did you know that we will even observe the Sabbath in the next age?
Our God, Yahweh, observed the very first Sabbath on this earth and He will, with his chosen, observe it forever.
Some follow Friday evening to Saturday evening, others Saturday noon to Sunday noon. Most today believe they are to use Sunday as a Sabbath. Personally I lean toward a noon to noon Sabbath realizing that because of our calendar it is impossible for us to keep the exact day in a given year. The point of this article, however, is not to argue when the Sabbath should be observed. The point is to encourage people to really observe a Sabbath. The scripture teaches what we should and should not do on the Sabbath. I could now start quoting those scriptures, but would it not be better for you if you now got out your Bible or Bible software and began searching through the Word of God to discover this truth for yourself?
May Yahweh bless you in this study. Yahweh will bless you when you do observe the Sabbath.
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