Who Am I, Why Am I Here, What’s Next?

This is a wonderful three part series by Rabbi Schneider.  I ask all my friends and family, loved ones and strangers to watch this with an open heart and mind, put aside all your preconceived notions and beliefs for a few minutes, and allow God to speak to you.

 

 

 

 

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Salvation is from the Jews

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As gentile believers, we need to be reminded of this truth that the Bible teaches us. The Bible comes to us from the Jews, the Jews are God’s chosen people, Jesus was a Jew, His disciples were all Jews, and God used the Jews to spread the Gospel throughout the world.

This first video was eye opening and heart breaking for me, to understand why it is that Jews find it so difficult, nay often impossible, to accept Jesus as their Messiah. It has also been eye opening and heart expanding for me to see how effectively God is using the Jews who have come to see Jesus as their Messiah and Savior, and the role of Israel in the end times. Watch these two videos and I’m sure you will be blessed.

 

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The Complaint

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(James Smith, 1864)

“O my God, my soul is cast down within me!” Psalm 42:6

And why are you cast down?

“My heart is burdened with a sense of my short-comings.
Every holy duty I perform is so imperfect.
Every good purpose I form is so soon frustrated.
Every hope of seeing better days is so soon beclouded.
My heart is so fearfully depraved.
My life is so unlike the life of Jesus.
My affections are so unholy.
My prayers are so brief and heartless.
My praises are so feeble and fitful.
do so little good.
live to so little purpose.
My evidences are so dim.
My prospects are so overcast.
I am harassed sometimes with the fear of death.
I cannot grasp the glories of Heaven.
I am dissatisfied with the world–and yet glued to it!
I hate sin–and yet fall into it!
 I am a riddle, a mystery, a mass of inconsistency!
Is it, then, any wonder that I am cast down?”

No, if you look at yourself, and pore over the things you have named–then it is no wonder that you are cast down! They are enough to cast anyone down! But if you carry them to the throne of grace, if you there confess them before God, if you look to the mercy of Jesus–then, in spite of them, you will not long be cast down.

I know it is difficult to do this. There is a natural proneness to pore over such things. One feels at times a secret liking to indulge in self-pity.

But we must look away from self–for if we do not, we shall become anxious, doubting and downcast! We must run the race–not looking at our imperfections, short-comings, and failures–but looking unto Jesus. He knows what we are. He knew what we would be–before He called us by His grace; yes, before He shed His sin-atoning blood for us!
He loved us, as sinners.
He died for us, as sinners.
He called us, as sinners.
He saves us, as sinners.
He will have great glory by saving such great sinners. We cannot do anything to repay Him for His wondrous love. Salvation is by free grace–from first to last! Believe this, and it will raise up your drooping mind!

The life-boat of free grace has put you on board the vessel of salvation, and that will convey you safely to the port of glory! Do not look at your spiritual destitution, or feebleness, or incapacity, or imperfections–but trust in your Pilot, rely on your Captain, and expect His mercy and merit to land you safely in Heaven at last!

Regardless of any amount of spiritual progress, your dying prayer will still be, “God be merciful unto me–a sinner!”

Hope in God!
His mercy is great unto the Heavens,
His grace is as free as the air,
His love is as changeless as His nature,
His promise is as immutable as His love.

He will save you for His own sake, and present you before assembled worlds as a monument of His mercy, and a trophy of His grace!

“Why are you cast down, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and  my God!” Psalm 42:5

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Why Did Jesus Die?

Excellent teaching by Rabbi Schneider on why Jesus died and the need for and power of His blood.  Jews that have come to know Christ as their Messiah seem to have a much deeper and more powerful understanding and knowledge of Yeshua Jesus from scripture than do many gentile believers, so are well worth listening to.

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Have we who Believe been Predestined to Enter in Through the Narrow Gate?

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Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter in through the narrow gate, for wide the gate and broad the way that leads to destruction, and many are they who enter in through it.  For narrow the gate and strait the way that leads to life, and they are few who find it.”

I used to believe not. I used to think that predestination — in my mind, to arbitrarily choose some and not others — would somehow make God unfair. I used to believe that it was we who chose Him; after all He did give us freedom of choice. That was before I studied out what the scriptures actually say, and stopped to realize what a grievous sin I was committing, assuming that I had some kind of right in my lowly created being mind to think that I could judge a Holy, Holy, Holy God concerning His actions in anything. He says, with every right as Creator God Almighty, “I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.”

So now I can only believe what scripture says — that God in fact chose, elected and predestined certain souls for Himself before the creation of the world. That choice was completely according to His own will and had nothing to do with us in any way, shape or form since “none are righteous, no not one”, “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God”, and “the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” There is absolutely nothing in us or about us that caused God to choose us. God has chosen to bestow the gift of eternal life, salvation by the sacrificial blood of His only begotten Son, the ability to become His adopted children, heirs with Christ Jesus, for no reason other than the desire of His will to do so. However, even if we have been so predestined by God to be His children, we still have a choice — we can choose to break the heart of the very God of the Universe, who loves us more than we can comprehend, by refusing His gift; or worse, we can accept His gift and then choose to cast it aside in favor of the world, thereby grieving away His Holy Spirit.

If we have been called of God (and if we have been called, we know it), He predestined us before the foundation of the world to be His children. If we accept His unmerited gift of amazing grace, we are the elect. If we are the elect, we will hear and know our Shepherd’s voice and will follow Him withersoever He goeth. “These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.” Revelation 14:4.

Read these scriptures and feel the enormity of the gift the predestined of God have been offered, and the grievousness of turning away from it. If we are among the elect, we must die to self, come out of the world, and pick up our cross and follow Jesus daily.

Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

Galatians 1:15 “But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me by His grace, to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach Him among the heathen;”

Romans 9:10-20 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac; (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;) It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid. For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

So then it is not of him that wills, nor of him that runs, but of God that shows mercy. For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth. Therefore has He mercy on whom He will have mercy, and whom He will He hardens. 

Ephesians 1:4-11 “just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved

Ephesians 2:8-10 “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”

John 6:44 “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day.

Psalm 89:3 I have made a covenant with mine elect, I have sworn unto David my servant:

Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

Matthew 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Mark 13:33 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

Mark 13:27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

Luke 18:7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?

John 6:37 “All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out.”

Romans 8:29-30 Because whom he foreknew, he also predestined to be of similar nature of the form of his Son, in order for him to be the firstborn son among many brothers. And whom  he predestined, these he also called, and whom he called, these he also made righteous, and whom he made righteous, these he also glorified.

Romans 8:33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.

Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

1 Timothy 5:21 I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.

2 Timothy 1:9 Who hath saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

Titus 1:1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;

1 Peter 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

1 Peter 2:6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.

2 John 1:1 The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;

2 John 1:13 The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen.

1 Corinthians 2:7 But we speak a wisdom of God in a hidden mystery, which God predestined before the ages for our glory,

Ephesians 1:5 Who predestined us for sonship through Jesus Christ for himself, according to the desire of his will,

Ephesians 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.

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Do Not Trust Your Pastor!

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Psalm 118:8-9 It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your path.

Over the past three years, God has led (and continues to lead) me on an amazing journey of seeking Him with all my heart, soul and mind, and Him revealing Himself, His love, glory, and the truth of His word in profound and amazing ways that have turned the whole world of my prior belief system, largely based on the teachings of preachers and denominations, upside down.

What He has made me clearly see is that we have to depend completely on Him (His Holy Spirit and the Spirit of Christ working in us, teaching us, leading us into all truth through His word) to come to know, trust and love Him and His son Jesus whom He sent, and to understand His word and what it reveals to us and requires of us. We cannot depend on a pastor, tv or online preacher, evangelist or teacher, church denomination, or fellow brother or sister in Christ to reveal Him or the truth of His Word to us. That is not to say we can’t listen and learn from preachers, teachers, fellow Christians, or what various denominations teach as their own unique doctrine or fundamental beliefs, but we all must depend on God to reveal His truth to us by His Holy Spirit to our inner man, uniquely and individually, in His time, place and way as we diligently seek after Him in prayer and study of His word.

There are so many things I believed all my life were biblical because I learned them in Sunday School or from a preacher, which I have now found to be no where contained in God’s word – they are nothing more than the (in some cases pagan/satanic based) teachings and traditions of men. I suddenly found myself feeling condemned, like the religious leaders in Mark 7, whom Jesus answered saying: “Isaiah prophesied correctly about you hypocrites, as it is written: These people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me. They worship Me in vain, they teach as doctrine the precepts of men. You have disregarded the commandment of God to keep the tradition of men.” Unlike them, I repented and turned from the precepts and traditions of men to the truth of God’s word.

When we listen to and accept the teachings of men, instead of studying God’s word for ourselves with the guidance of His Holy Spirit, we become guilty of “honoring Him with our lips, but our hearts being far from Him”, because if our hearts are in fact focused on Him, reading and studying His word becomes our very food, our sustenance, critical to our faith and ability to overcome in this fallen world. To truly be “in the world but not of it”, we have to be dwelling in the secret place of the Most High, abiding under the shadow of the Almighty.

The problem with preachers, teachers and denominations is that none possess all truth, and all have unwittingly accepted some false teaching as truth, or worse, turned from truth they once knew to be more accepted of the world. All possess some truth, some more than others, but none possess all truth. If we commit ourselves and our spiritual nourishment to one particular preacher or denomination, we are limiting God’s ability to reveal more of Himself to us, and in fact are opening ourselves up to being fed by Satan and not God at all. Jesus warned his disciples to beware of the leaven (false teachings and hypocrisy) of the Pharisees (religious leaders and teachers).

That warning applies even more to us today, because there are so many of them. Look at https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Christian_denominations to get a shocking sense of just how effective Satan has been at splintering the body of Christ over doctrine and thereby making the word of God of no effect. The true church is the body of Christ, His bride, wherever she may be found – she has and needs no other name – that is the name and identity given us in the Bible. His body is made up of those followers of His in whom He dwells, being the temple of God. John 14:23 “Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” We are the sheep of His pasture, we know His voice and follow where He leads us. I am not suggesting that Christians should not attend a church, but it should be of God’s choosing, not our own. We should be prayerfully allowing God to lead us, and His leading may take us far from home, our preconceived beliefs, and our comfort zone. We must be willing to surrender all to Him, including those dearly held traditions of men that He is showing us are not of Him. “If you love me, keep my commandments.” John 14:15

Over the years, God has led me to many different denominations and teachers through whom I have learned what He would have me learn, and then He has moved me along. He is still doing that today, although the learning curves are getting shorter, and the movements more rapid as we near His return. I am not suggesting that He will do that with everyone, but we must not allow ourselves to become complacent; we must be constantly praying for His leading, and then following where He leads, even if it takes us outside of our comfort level.

We are on the threshold of the time of great tribulation preceding Jesus’ return. If we are not totally focused on Him, hearing Him and following as He leads us, we will not make it through what is coming upon the earth, but will fall away. We need to be crystal clear on what the Bible teaches is coming, not what men say. In response to the disciples’ questioning Jesus as to what will be the sign of His coming and of the end of the world, Jesus responded, in Matthew 24:9-13” “Then they will deliver you over to be persecuted and killed, and you will be hated by all nations on account of My name. At that time many will fall away and will betray and hate one another, and many false prophets will arise and deceive many. And because iniquity (lawlessness) shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold. But he that endures to the end, the same shall be saved. 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.”

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Receive the Power of Jesus’ Deliverance

This is a powerful study by Rabbi Schneider on the Song of Solomon – so beautiful and necessary for every one of us who are truly followers of Yeshua Jesus. This is how we become His bride; this will catapult your love for Him and your walk with Him to a new dimension.

Hear these words and make them be Jesus’ words to you personally, which they are if you truly surrender yourself completely to Him:

“You have made my heart beat faster, my sister, my bride; you have made my heart beat faster with a single glance of your eyes…how beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride!”

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The Kingdom of God is Within

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As with the Pharisees and Jews in Jesus’ time, many people today seem to be waiting for the Kingdom of God to be established in a physical temple in Jerusalem. People who believe this are not paying attention to what Jesus clearly told us; or this truth has just not yet been revealed to them because they are looking outside instead of within.

In Matthew 16:16-17 when Peter said: “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God”, Jesus answered him: “Blessed art thou Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood did not revealed it unto you, but my Father which is in heaven.” Jesus spoke in parables of the kingdom of God and the kingdom of heaven because the understanding of it must be spiritually discerned – it must be revealed and does not come through flesh and blood, or human head knowledge and comprehension. If we are true believers, if we are true children of God, if the Spirit of God (His Presence) and of Christ dwells in us, the kingdom of God is already here, and it is within us.

If that has not yet become a reality to you, a certain assurance and revelation from God the Father, pray that He give you wisdom, knowledge and understanding that He might open these scriptures to you, that you might go forward in the power of the knowledge of the mysteries of His kingdom in you. This does not come through a cursory reading of scripture, but only through prayer, study, diligent seeking, and the revelation of God’s Spirit. This is not an exhaustive list of scriptures on the subject, so do your own research, and study and pray.

Matthew 13:9-11 “He who has ears, let him hear.” Then the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Why do You speak to the people in parables?” He replied, “The knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.”

Luke 17:20-21 “And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”

John 14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.

2 Corinthians 6:16 “And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”

Matthew 3:1-2 “In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Matthew 4:17 “From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Romans 8:9-11 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

Romans 14:17 “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.”

1 Corinthians 3:16 Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

1 Corinthians 6:19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?

2 Corinthians 6:16 Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, “I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.

Galatians 4:6 “And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.”

Ephesians 2:19-22 “Therefore you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens of the saints and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the cornerstone. In Him the whole building is fitted together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord. And in Him you too are being built together into a dwelling place for God in His Spirit.”

Colossians 1:26-27 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to the saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:”

2 Timothy 1:14 Guard, through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, the treasure which has been entrusted to you. 

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An Early Christmas Challenge

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An early challenge to Christians – that we “Study to shew ourselves approved unto God, workmen that need not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15.

Christians will soon be waving the Christmas banner, but If we read the Bible from Genesis through Revelation, we will not find a birthday celebration of any single man or woman of God mentioned – only pagans celebrated birthdays. We have Pharoah’s birthday during the time of Joseph in Egypt when he hanged his baker, and we have Herod’s birthday when John the Baptist was beheaded.

We are not meant to celebrate the birth of Jesus, and the Bible makes that clear by never making the time of His birth definitively known (although we clearly know from scripture that it was not in December). December 25th, foisted on us by the Church of Rome, is the celebrated birthday of the pagan sun god, Mithra (aka Tammuz, the son of Nimrod and Ishtar). “Dies Natalis Solis Invicti means ‘birthday of the unconquered sun’ and was celebrated by pagan Rome on December 25th. Also, in the pagan religion of Mithraism, the holy day was Sunday “venerable day of the sun god” and is where we get that name from, although God at creation called it “the first day”. By celebrating the birth of Jesus (which we are never told to do, which Jesus never did and which His apostles and the early church never did), we are attaching a pagan tradition to the holy and righteous Son of God, our Lord and Savior.

Something to think about. Christmas, Sunday, Easter, Halloween are pagan holidays that true Christians should never take part in, if we are true to God and His word. If we are going to keep holy days, we should keep the days God established and which all His people, including Jesus and His disciples and the early church apostles kept from the days of Moses (and Eden in the case of the seventh day Sabbath) until they got pushed aside in favor of the pagan ones — God’s holy convocations and feasts that He clearly laid out, including the exact dates and how they are to be kept, in Leviticus 23. Also, read Jeremiah 10 if you want to hear what God has to say about Christmas trees.

Sorry to rain on people’s Christmas parades but it is time for Christians to stop rebelling against God and heed His loud cry warning of Revelation 18:4 for us to “Come out of her (Babylon/confusion/idolatry/apostasy — Roman Catholics and Apostate Protestants who accept her false teachings) my people, that ye not be partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.” We have been given the great gift of God’s Holy Word, and if we are truly Christian, we have been given the gift of His Holy Spirit of Truth to guide us into all truth. We have to put aside all the false teachings of men that we have been fed all our lives, and look to God’s Word alone for truth because His word is truth. “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” John 17:17. Our sanctification before the soon coming Day of the Lord should be of significantly greater importance to us than celebrating a pagan holiday.

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Sabbath

Genesis 2:1-3 “Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.” Notice that God created the Sabbath by resting, blessing and sanctifying the seventh day, before there was ever a Jew or sin had entered in and mankind had fallen.

God sanctified or hallowed the seventh day, the Sabbath. It takes a holy God to make holy time, and He made no time holy other than His Sabbath. Though people can be made holy by God, they cannot make something holy because they do not possess a holiness that can be transferred to anything else. Since only a holy God can hallow something, any day other than what God has made holy—even though billions of people may proclaim it to be holy—cannot be holy time. It is utterly impossible.

No day can be holy except the one God made holy, and it is holy not merely because God assigned it as such, but because His presence is in the weekly Sabbath. This means that the Sabbath is worthy of respect, deference, and even devotion that cannot be given to other periods of time. It is set apart for sacred use because it is derived directly from Him and made holy at creation. Because of God’s assignment of the word “holy” to the Sabbath, this day is changed into something special.

Even though it is a part of the cycle of the week, the Sabbath is separate from the other six days. It is different from the common or ordinary. The other six days are common, given for the pursuit of the ordinary things of life. The Sabbath is a day God has reserved for man’s benefit for special things, different things—spiritual things. Luke writes, “So [Jesus] came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read” (Luke 4:16). The book of Acts reports the apostle Paul and the New Testament church keeping the Sabbath, including Gentiles.

Nothing in the Bible changes the day God set aside and made holy at creation. The Catholic Church publicly lays claim to changing the day of worship to Sunday and charges the Protestant churches with following their lead. Can the Catholic Church make anything holy? Nothing holy has been created to replace the Sabbath God created in the first week.

To further reinforce what He created in the beginning, God would speak it and write it with His own finger in stone, twice. In Exodus 20:1,8-11: “God spoke all these words, saying: Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shall you labor, and do all your work; but the seventh day [what we call Saturday] is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor the foreigners that live in your gates. For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it [made it holy].”

In Exodus 31:18 “And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.” Then again in Deuteronomy 9:4 after Moses threw down and broke the first set: “And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which the LORD spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and the LORD gave them unto me.”

In Number 23:19, He says: “God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent: hath He said, and shall He not do it? or has He spoken, and shall He not make it good.” In Psalm 89:34, He clearly proclaims: “My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.”

No matter what man says, they cannot alter what God has proclaimed and commanded. There is no changing a “thus sayeth the LORD”.  God told us about the papacy in Daniel 7:25 “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws…” but all he can do is “speak great words” and “think to change” God’s times and laws, he cannot actually change them. Just because a system tells you over and over again that a lie is truth, it does not make it so. God’s Word is truth. John 17:17 “Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth.” We  cannot be sanctified through a lie.

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