Exposing Saturday Worship Hypocrisy
Praise Jesus today brothers and sisters, what I wanted to speak about today is the difference between the true Sabbath found in Jesus Christ and the sabbath that is spoken of throughout the scripture, in the law of Moses, and how it was a shadow picture of what was to come in JESUS. See, a lot of people today want to be biblical, and they fall into the trap of becoming VERY religious. I talk to a lot of people who are sabbath day keepers, but when you bring up JESUS, they downplay JESUS, they have NO DESIRE to talk about a living relationship with JESUS CHRIST. But they love to talk about the LAW, they love to talk about the 10 commandments, the 4th commandment, they love to talk about how the Catholic church changed the day of worship from Saturday to Sunday and on and on they talk about the Sabbath, but ALL IN VAIN, it’s all part of their religion.
I want to read to you first what is recoded in Genesis, and this is Genesis chapter 2; “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.”
So we see here in Genesis Chapter 2 that God rested from all His work on the 7th day, and He set this pattern and Moses commanded through God, that all the Israelites keep the Sabbath Day. As we know, Jesus said later when He came to fulfill the Law and the Prophets… Jesus said this in John Chapter 5… Let me give you a little bit of background, there was a man that He just healed on the Sabbath, He tells him to take up his bed and walk, so all the Jewish people who keep the Law are upset, they are watching this, and whether you agree or disagree that Jesus worked on the sabbath (which of course He did) but if you disagree with that, LISTEN to what Jesus says in regards to the Jews who are persecuting Him for working on the sabbath and breaking God’s law (of Genesis Chapter 2). John 5:16-18; It says; “For this reason the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to kill Him, because He had done these things on the Sabbath. But Jesus answered them, (and listen to what Jesus says) “My Father has been working until now, and I have been working.”
Jesus just said that from the beginning of time His Father has been working and so has He. So, the question arises for those people who are trying to keep Saturday as the Sabbath- How in the WORLD can you justify Jesus saying that His Father has been working from the beginning of time, up until the present time, (and Jesus says that HE is also) How do you justify that with the fact that Genesis Chapter 2 says that God RESTED on the Sabbath? How can you justify that if you believe that Saturday is the fulfillment of the Sabbath? (And by the way keep in mind that “Saturday” is the false god Saturn that the Romans worshiped…) SO, how do you justify Saturday, the false god Saturn, being the true day of worship, when Jesus says, that from the beginning of time, you know, from the BEGINNING up until this current time, that His Father in heaven is working AND SO IS HE!? SO, those Jews understood what Jesus was saying, they understood that He had broken the sabbath, in their perspective. And look what the Jews do;
“Therefore, the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God.”
So, here you see Jesus BREAKING THE SABBATH, (the religious sabbath, the sabbath that the Jews kept, and the same false ideas of sabbath that the Christians who are upholding DEAD religion keep today. So, how do we justify the fact that Genesis Chapter 2 says that God rested, and Jesus saying that God has not rested… There is only ONE solution for that, and that is that the TRUE SABBATH is when YOU come into PEACE WITH GOD. See, 7 represents the day of our salvation, which was through Jesus Christ, and our salvation was set from the foundations of the world, when God created the heavens and the earth and when Jesus made everything both visible and invisible, (Colossians 1:16) both spiritual and physical, He set our salvation from the beginning, that we could be saved, KNOWING that we would need a path to SALVATION (from sin). And that salvation is through Jesus Christ. The number of our salvation and our hope is the Sabbath (7) and the fulfillment is JESUS CHRIST, but the shadow picture of that, was keeping the day (as spoken of in Hebrews 10:1 and Colossians 2:17)
But we know that the TRUE DAY is in JESUS CHRIST, not in keeping a weekday, as the Jews did in times past.
Now I want to read to you about this for those of you who disbelieve this, found in Hebrews chapter 4, we read about this, it says in Hebrews 4:1-10; “Therefore, sins a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear least any of you seem to have come short of it. For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with FAITH in those who heard it. For we who have believed DO ENTER THAT REST, as He has said: “So I sword in My wrath, they shall not enter My rest.”
In other words, these Jewish people received the “sabbath”, they received all the law of Moses, but even thought they received the shadow picture of the REST, they rejected JESUS CHRIST who was the fulfillment of the Law AND the Prophets and the 10 Commandments, they rejected them, and so they did NOT come into the true rest.
“…although the works were finished from the foundation of the word. For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works”, and again in this place: “They shall not enter My rest.” Since therefore it remains that SOME must enter it, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter because of disobedience, again He designates a certain day, saying in David, “TODAY, after such a long time, as it has been said: “TODAY, IF YOU WILL HEAR HIS VOICE, DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS.” For if JOSHUA HAD GIVEN THEM REST, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day. There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works AS GOD DID FROM HIS.” (LET US THEREFORE BE DILIGENT TO ENTER THAT REST, LEAST ANYONE FALL ACCORDING TO THE SAME EXAMPLE OF DISOBEDIENCE.”)
So, you see, if Joshua or if Moses, through the 10 Commandments, (that God did give him to give) could have achieved rest, just in that day, there would have been no need for the TRUE REST or the FULFILLMENT of the law and the prophets. There would have been no need of Jesus to come and die for our sins, to resurrect from the dead and to give us the NEW Covenant.
If you will notice, these religious folks who uphold Saturday, and worship on Saturday, but not on Sunday (Which is hypocrisy in itself, because we can worship God ANY day) But if you notice, they downplay JESUS, they don’t want to talk about JESUS, they don’t want to talk about HIM as the Sabbath. They take THAT for granted, and then they go back to talking about their Saturday service, they go back to talking about their religion. But if they are in the truth, WHY DON’T THEY WANT TO SPEAK ABOUT THE SON OF GOD? Why don’t they want to talk about the heir of ALL things? Why do they keep on going back to the Law of Moses and talking about shadow pictures and the 10 Commandments? If they REALLY honor GOD as the 10 Commandments were given for us to do, why don’t they honor God in the 4th commandment being the FULFILLMENT through JESUS CHRIST? They downplay Jesus, they reject HIM for the sake of DEAD RELIGION.
But the reason why Joshua couldn’t have given rest through the laws of the Sabbath is because he was NOT the Savior of the world. They day was given through Jesus Christ because He is the fulfillment of the DAY, He Himself is the TRUE DAY, not the day of the week, but DAY in the sense that there is DAY and NIGHT. Jesus is the King of the DAY. But Satan rules over the dark world, he rules over the NIGHT. But if we put our faith and our hope and our rest in Jesus Christ THEN WE WILL BE SAVED.
The Jewish people who have rejected Jesus, although they keep the 10 commandments, although they keep the sabbath, they are rejecting their ONLY HOPE, their salvation in the LORD. And also many CHRISTIANS are trying to become Jewish, they are trying to take on all the attributes of a Jew, they are trying to learn the ways of Judaism and those Hebrew roots. And they think that they have an edge on Christianity, they think that they are better than you, and better than me, because they know the scripture. But the question is DO THEY KNOW JESUS CHRIST? Do they know the HOPE OF THEIR SALVATION? Do they know the REAL DAY? Or are they just worshiping Saturn? Are they worshiping their religion? Are they worshiping a day of the week? We need to make sure that we are not sucked into dead religion as MANY of the Jew are and as many Christians are that are trying to become Jews.
Following Jesus is not about becoming Jewish, it is not about just reading the Hebrew scriptures, its not about just getting to know the “feast days”, it’s not about ANY of that. It’s about getting to know JESUS CHRIST for real, obeying HIM and living on HIS WORDS. Do you REALLY know the LORD of the Sabbath? Do you really know Jesus Christ? Or have you been duped by dead religion?