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Salvadore DaliEveryone at Jacob's Flock observe the seventh day Sabbath. It is not because we prefer one day above another, or because we want to be different. It is because it is scriptural. In Leviticus 23:3 it says: "There are six days when you may work, but the seventh day is a SHABBAT of rest, a day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; wherever you live, it is a SHABBAT to YHWH." Now some of you will claim that the Sabbath was changed from Saturday to Sunday after Yeshua, and indeed it was, but not because of anything that can be found in scripture. it was changed by Constantine and the Church of Rome. The official date of it's change was 325 AD at the Council of Nicea.

Don't believe me? Then how about we hear it from the horses mouths, so to speak. What do the modern Catholic and Protestant churches have to say about the scriptural foundation of the Sunday Sabbath?

"But you may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify".
James Cardinal Givvon - The Faith of Our Fathers

"Protestants...accept Sunday rather than Saturday as the day for public worship after the Catholic Church made the change...but the Protestant mind does not seem to realize that in observing the Sunday Sabbath, they are accepting the authority of the spokesman for the church, the Pope".
Our Sunday Visitor - February 5th 1950

"Sunday is a Catholic institution and it's claims to observance can be defended only on Catholic principles".
The Catholic Press - Sydney Australia, 1990

"Regarding the change from the observance of the Jewish Sabbath to the Christian Sunday, I wish to draw your attention to the facts. That Protestants, who accept the Bible as the only rule of faith and religion, should by all means go back to the observance of the Sabbath. The fact that they do not, but on the contrary observe Sunday, stultifies them in the eyes of every thinking man."

"We Catholics do not accept the Bible as the only rule of faith. Besides the Bible we have the living Church, the authority of the Church, as a rule to guide us. We say, this Church instituted by Christ, to teach and guide men through life, has the right to change the Ceremonial laws of the Old Testament and hence, we accept her change of the Sabbath to Sunday. We frankly say, yes, the Church made this change, made this law, as she made many other laws, for instance, the Friday Abstinence, the unmarried priesthood, the laws concerning mixed marriages, the regulation of Catholic marriages, and a thousand other laws..."

"It is always somewhat laughable to see the Protestant Churches, in pulpit and legislature, demand the observance of Sundays of which there is nothing in the Bible"
Peter R. Tramer, Editor – The Catholic Extension Magazine
(In response to a reader's question dated May 22nd 1954)

"Sunday is our mark of authority. The Church is above the Bible, and this transference of the Sabbath observance is proof of that fact".
The Catholic Record, London, Ontario - September 1st 1923

Okay, I know what you're thinking. These are all quotes from Catholic sources, but I'm Protestant. Surely they could quote a scriptural reference to the Sunday Sabbath. Well, let's see.

Presbyterian: "There is no word, no hint in the New Testament about abstaining from work on Sunday. The observance of Ash Wednesday, or Lent stands exactly on the same footing as the observance of Sunday. As to the rest of Sunday, no divine law enters".
Canon Eyton in, The Ten Commandments

Anglican: "And where are we told in the Scriptures that we are to keep the first day at all? We are commanded to keep the seventh, but we are nowhere commanded to keep the first day".
Isaac Williams - Plain Sermons on the Catechism

Southern Baptist: "The sacred name of the seventh day is Sabbath. This fact is too clear to require argument (Exodus 20:10 quoted)...On this point the plain teaching of the Word has been admitted in all ages... Not once did the disciples apply the Sabbath Law to the first day of the week – that folly was left for a later age, nor did they pretend that the first day supplanted the seventh".
Joseph Judson Taylor - The Sabbath Question

Just a note, I have nothing personally against Catholics or Protestants. These quotes were chosen simply to further demonstrate that a scriptural justification for a Sunday Sabbath is non-existant. The belief that the Sabbath was changed from the seventh day to the first falls under the category of "The Traditions of Men" (Mark 7:7, Mark 7:8, Matt 15:9, Col 2:2, Tit 1:4)

Jacob's Flock ImageIt never fails, whenever I get involved in a discussion on this issue, people always bring up the same points. It sounds a lot like this: "Since Jesus is God and He is the lawmaker and the Lord of the Sabbath, He changed that day by His resurrection on the third day... If you research the day he rose, it was after the Sabbath. That's why we worship on Sunday. Additionally, what difference does it make if we worship on Saturday or Sunday or Tuesday as long as you worship God. The Apostle Paul said in Colossians chapter 2: 'Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days' plus Paul was teaching and collecting offerings and donations on the first day of the week (Sunday).

Does this sound familiar? Have you ever used any of these reasons to justify your belief in the Sunday Sabbath? First, let me say this. The question is not what day we should worship God, we should worship God every day. The question is: What do you do on the Sabbath? Do you honor the Sabbath by not working? Do you honor the Sabbath by not conducting business or making financial transactions? Do you honor the Sabbath by resting and spending time with God, and in His Word? I have put together a scripture study on YHWH's sabbath that addresses each of the above listed areas. Click here to view this Sabbath Study

The reason it seems as though I am making a big deal out of all of this is because this is the first lesson Adonai had me learn when I was confronted with "coming out". I was just like you. I believed, because I was programmed to believe, that Yeshua had fulfilled the "Law" when he died on the cross and that we were no longer subject to it's precepts and regulations. I then met a man named Bez who challenged my beliefs by stating that we should still be following the "Law" (Torah), because it had never been done away with, or replaced by something "New". He then added this little nugget: "PROVE ME WRONG", but only by using scripture, Old Testament, or New. I couldn't believe that he had said that.

Never being someone who would shy away from a direct challenge, I went home and prayed and asked Adonai to help me help him see the error of his ways. As I prayed, a Word suddenly came to me, although it wasn't exactly what I had expected. The voice I heard was so powerful, it was nearly audible in the natural. He said: "Did I do away with My 10 Commandments too?" I was speechless, my heart sank, I felt like melting into the woodwork. "Well, I assume that by the way You asked the question, the answer is no", I replied meekly.

It was right then that I had my epiphany. I told Him that I wasn't sure of anything anymore, except for the fact that Yeshua was the Messiah, and I was going to throw out everything I had been taught and start over from scratch. I was going to stand on 1John 2:27 which states: "And the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone teach you. But as His anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and as He taught you, abide in Him." I went straight to Exodus 20 and that brought me face to face with commandment #4, vs 8: "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy; "

To make a long story short, I was starting a new job working retail overnights and gave them my availability as every night except for Friday. My wife was also working days at a retail job while starting her own business and was always scheduled to work on Saturdays. I prayed that if I was understanding this correctly, and the Sabbath laws were still in effect, then make it so I would be off on Friday nights, and change my wife's schedule so she would be off on Saturdays. When I finally got my start date and schedule, they had me down for Tuesday-Friday (4-10 hour shifts), and my wife was still scheduled for Saturdays.

I was devastated. I needed to work full time because we really needed the money and insurance benefits, but something in my spirit was saying "Choose you today, whom you will serve". So I told them that Tuesday-Thursday was fine, but I could not work on Fridays. They responded by saying that if I couldn't work Fridays that I would have to go on as part-time. I reluctantly agreed and started as a part time employee with no benefits. My wife and I were really nervous about this because we really needed the extra money and benefits.

Then it happened! About my third week on the job, my supervisor came to me and told me that they had just had someone leave and asked me if I could work Tuesday-Thursday and Saturdays, but Saturday night would be in a different area. I told them Saturdays would be great! Now I was full time after just three weeks! I rushed home to tell my wife about it and she was extremely relieved, to say the least. I also told her that now I knew for sure she was going to get Saturdays off too, but she thought that was highly improbable, especially in retail.

Here we go again, several weeks later, she got her first schedule where she had Saturdays off for two weeks in a row. She hadn't even asked for it because she thought it would be turned down. My heart jumped, I exclaimed "I told you it would happen", but she thought it would just be a temporary situation. She continued on working there a couple of years until her business picked up to the point she could leave and was never scheduled for another Saturday the entire time. "So, then, submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you; draw near to God and he will draw near to you". James 4:7-8

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