We must keep the Sabbath Day

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Many people still insist we don’t have to keep the Sabbath Day as the day of worship because it is part of the law; Jesus Christ came 2,000 years ago and kept the Sabbath as an example for us and also God remarked in the Bible that in the last days we must keep the law of Moses and the prophets, this includes the Sabbath Day.

Malachi 4:4 "Remember the law of my servant Moses, the decrees and laws I gave him at Horeb for all Israel.

Read this chapter and you will see that it’s referring to the last days, then we must keep the Sabbath, God didn’t abolish the Sabbath day.

Many people love to show Colossians 2:16 to state we don’t have to keep the Sabbath Day…

Colossians 2:16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.

Does this mean not to keep the Sabbath Day?

Colossians 2:13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.

By reading verse 16 only you would easily interpret that the Sabbath doesn’t have to be kept, but if you read carefully Apostle Paul was referring to the written code, the Law of Moses, no longer we have to keep the Sabbath in the old way but as Christ kept it for he showed us the reality.

Hebrews 8:8 But God found fault with the people and said: “The time is coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah…

Imagine if God would have left the Sabbath with its old regulations (Ex 12:12, Num28:9, Lev 24:5), nobody would be keeping the Sabbath. He made it easy for us, calling us to worship him in spirit and in truth studying from the Scriptures, how difficult can that be? Not at all!

There’s no excuse for not keeping the Sabbath Day. It is for our salvation God made the Sabbath Day. To say Sunday worship or any other day is ok, is wrong for God designated the Sabbath as the day of worship.

Revelation 22:18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

In the World Mission Society Church of God we keep the Sabbath Day thanks to our Heavenly Father Ahnsahnghong, by giving us the Feasts of God.