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The sabbath was a picture of Christ. We enter into His rest from our dead works. We shall do no work(works) in the sabbath (Jesus) for we enter that rest by faith.

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Can we get out of context when we overlook about the Sabbath 7th.Day from the begining Genesis 2:2 ? but was that day set apart for man to fellowship with his maker for a particular reason? and was that day santified on a certain day of the week like Mon. -Sun. or was it from its origin on that 7th day like it says from Gen. 2:2 ? It is our belief that The Sabbath Day was and still is the 7th. day of GOD's creation of this universe on earth. Eventhough we are among different sequence of calendars for different nations. How would one discover how to keep the 7th. day Sabbath holy from all the rest of the days like it says in Exodus 20:8, Luke 4:16, Acts 17:2. surely Moses, Jesus, and the apostle Paul did not break the context of the holy scriptures. but are we suppose to do likewise or go about doing our own way shape, form, or fasion? Because some of us use to keep Sunday or on any day of the week or still do count from Sun. to Sun. (like we use to) until we had stuided through the different times of sequences to get to the full knowledge of the love of the truth by doing so inorder to come under certain scriptures rightly dividing the words of the truth II Tim. 2:15. Would there be a difference in the way that you would remember to keep the Sabbath Day Holy? or do you keep any or all days the same?

 

Genesis 2:2 is not about man fellowshipping with God at all and does not say this. The word here Shaw-bath is not the same word as Shabbat (which nowhere appears until Exodus) and it refers specifically to His ceasing and desisting from creating. You do not "keep the Sabbath" as God commanded you keep it as was the man made tradition surrounding it that Jesus and Paul kept as was their "custom" and they also kept the Feast of Dedication (Hannuakah) all there lives as was their custom (do you?). Attending synagogue or Temple on the 7th day Sabbath was invented by men during the Babylonian captivity (to preserve the faith). Before then all Israel and Judah convocated and rested in all their dwellings and did not go to a place to gather in corporate worship. God nowhere commanded this so not doing it is not a violation of His command. 

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First of all, let's get out of the old testament and the law. The sabbath was never given to gentiles. Now, let's go to the new testament. Romans chapter 14 begining in verse five is a good place to start.

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The sabbath was a picture of Christ. We enter into His rest from our dead works. We shall do no work(works) in the sabbath (Jesus) for we enter that rest by faith.

Why then are we instructed , "Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief."

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First of all, let's get out of the old testament and the law. The sabbath was never given to gentiles. Now, let's go to the new testament. Romans chapter 14 beginning in verse five is a good place to start.

 

Yeap~!

 

For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Matthew 5:18

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there are two different kinds of laws in the bible: ceremonial and moral.  all of the ceremonial laws were abolished because they were connected to the old testament sacrificial system, which included about a dozen different ceremonial Sabbaths, as well as feast days and new moon festivals.  jews were only allowed to eat and drink certain things on the feast days (e.g., bitter herbs and unleavened bread, etc.), and paul spoke to them about that because he understood that they were new to the faith and were still being graffed in.  ephesians and colossians clearly say that all of those ceremonial laws were abolished:

 

Romans 14 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.

For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.

Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.

Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.

One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.

He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.

 

Colossians 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

16 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:

 

Ephesians 2: 15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;

 

the moral law (the ten commandments and laws that extend from them) WAS NOT abolished.  the seventh-day Sabbath is part of the moral law.  here are some scriptures in both the old testament and the new testament that make it clear that the seventh-day Sabbath is still binding and that all of the saints will keep it throughout all of eternity:

 

Isaiah  22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain.

23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord.

 

[Note: the new moons and Sabbaths that are mentioned in those verses are not ceremonial in nature; they are simply referring to increments of time (one Sabbath to another equals one week, and one new moon to another equals one month.  notice that they say that all of the saints will keep them throughout all of eternity, long after the new covenant was established and jesus died on the cross.)]

 

Matthew 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:

18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.

19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

 

[Note: the verses above clearly refer to events that would take place at the end of time, long after the new covenant was established and jesus died on the cross.  verse 20 says that Christians will go through the tribulation and that we shouldn't flee in the winter or on the seventh-day Sabbath.  if the seventh-day Sabbath were abolished, and if we weren't going to go through the tribulation, then obviously jesus wouldn't have told us not to flee the tribulation on it.]

 

Hebrews 4 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.

For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.

For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.

And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.

Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:

Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.

There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.

11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

 

verses 10 and 11 of hebrews 4 clearly say that we should cease from our works on the same day of the week that god ceased from his.  what day of the week did god cease from his works on?

 

Genesis 2 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

 

 

you are preaching bondage.  while there may be a supposed divide between the ceremonial and moral laws, there is no denying the 7th day Sabbath is intrinsically linked to Israel.

 

be fully persuaded in your own mind, and judge not.

 

 

take an unbiased look at these, and then decide if anything else is required of you beyond accepting God's grace through faith in the finished work of Christ Jesus.

 

 

http://www.babylonforsaken.com/newcovenantsabbath.html

 

http://loudcry.org/biblical-sabbath-keeping/

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The sabbath was a picture of Christ. We enter into His rest from our dead works. We shall do no work(works) in the sabbath (Jesus) for we enter that rest by faith.

Why then are we instructed , "Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief."

 

 

 

 

the "labor" is faith.

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if the moral law is ingrained in our hearts through the love of Him that loved us first, then everything pertaining to ALL laws were merely shadows of the true substance of who we now are in Christ.
they were all stimulants of conscience in order to realize we were in need of a Purifier.
 
every day is Holy, for everyday is the Lord's, and i enjoy contemplating the grandeur of His goodness as i observe His creation and walk in fellowship with Him daily.
 
Christ Jesus is the ultimate Sabbath rest.
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The sabbath was a picture of Christ. We enter into His rest from our dead works. We shall do no work(works) in the sabbath (Jesus) for we enter that rest by faith.

Why then are we instructed , "Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief."

 

 

 

The sabbath was a picture of Christ. We enter into His rest from our dead works. We shall do no work(works) in the sabbath (Jesus) for we enter that rest by faith.

Why then are we instructed , "Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief."

 

U know how hard it is to get saved by faith alone...."enter in at the door.....for many will fail to find it" [mine] Luke 13:24. Then if they do 'find it', religion begins to pile legalism on, like wet blankets, to quench the Spirit, and to bring back into bondage the captive that was set free from the flesh. From the worlds bondage of sin/flesh to the churches bondage of law/flesh. we r to walk after the Spirit, not after the flesh. 'Who hath bewitched you?' Gal.3:1. 'Be not entangled again  with a yoke of bondage?' Gal 5:1. So can u see the war/battle/struggle that each believer will face once they have been born from above to maintain the fellowship of the Spirit, resisting any form of outward 'works'?.....but walk according to the Spirit within and those 'laws' written on the tablets of the heart by the regeneration'. Check Jeremiah 31:33.  'You began in the Spirit, why do u now want to finish up in the flesh?' Check Gal.3:3. So we must labor to stay in grace. Stay in that tranquil Sabbath rest from our own works. Jesus is the Sabbath rest.

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The sabbath was a picture of Christ. We enter into His rest from our dead works. We shall do no work(works) in the sabbath (Jesus) for we enter that rest by faith.

Why then are we instructed , "Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief."

 

 

 

 

the "labor" is faith.

 

 

 Perhaps a little bit more expository is necessary to clarify your succinct assertion. 

 

Surely you can muster up at least a decent paragraph and some appropriate scriptures.

Please tell us then, "What is the 'labor' of faith"

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