Please watch the amazing video above and the one below which covers the question about the Sabbath and its connections to Jesus Christ and relevance to us all. One of the greatest misconceptions in Christianity is that Jesus came and abolished the Law and the Sabbath but this was actually never the case:
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill it.
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.
Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
This is perhaps one of the greatest misconceptions that is embraced by many of those who profess to be Christians. If we do indeed call ourselves Christ followers then we should by all means remember the fourth commandment. If we truly love the Lord with all our hearts we would indeed obey Him as Jesus says:
If ye love me, keep my commandments.
He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
The Bible tells us that God has blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy (Genesis 2:3) also we understand that whatever God blesses He can never reverse (Numbers 23:10), therefore this also applies to the Sabbath day, a day which He has blessed. We must understand that Sabbath day has never been abolished, it is still in effect, in fact, in Exodus 20:8, God tells us to “remember” the Sabbath day which is strange since not one of the other commandments were introduced to us in this way. I personally believe that God may have deliberately used the word “remember” as a warning to discourage us from forgetting it, as God knew that in the distant future, some of His servants would not “remember” the Sabbath day.
Jesus Himself celebrated the Sabbath, here on earth as He attended the synagogues quite often on the Sabbath days (Luke 4:16; Mark 1:21). Jesus, when discussing on the Sabbath, argued that it was a day to do good works (Matthew 12:11, 12) not once did He say it was abolished, He was merely attacking the “legalistic” burden that the Jewish religious leaders had made the Sabbath day become.
Jesus Christ’s followers did indeed keep the Sabbath, the women who visited the tomb were delayed by the Sabbath before they went to anoint Jesus’ body after His death:
And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.
John, His disciple, acknowledged the Sabbath day (Revelation 1:10). Some may argue that the Sabbath was kept strictly by the Jews and for the Jews, not so fast! There are scriptures that indicates that even the Gentiles celebrated the Sabbath:
And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath.
Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;
God has never given rules as a means to burden His servants but for His servant’s benefit (1 John 5:3; Psalms 1:1, 2; 1 Kings 2:3). I use my Saturdays as a day to rest, relax, read the Bible more than the other days of the week and pray, worship more intently to God and refrain from any of my personal plans and focus on God. I can testify that ever since I started keeping the Sabbaths, God has always made me feel “recharged” and energized spiritually which confirms to me that the Sabbath day is indeed blessed. The Bible indicates that the Sabbath day starts from sundown Friday until sundown Saturday because the progression of each day, dictated by the Bible, is from evening to evening (Leviticus 23:32; Mark 1:32; Nehemiah 13:19; Exodus 12:18). The Bible also indicates to us that we are not to buy or sell on the Sabbath as well (Nehemiah 10:31).
Do not be mistaken, this is my humble opinion and what the Bible seems to show on the matter, if anyone does not wish to keep the Sabbath, I am not in any place to force them to as Paul says:
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:
And by that very verse no one is to judge me as well. Nevertheless, many bible teachers oppose Sabbath keeping and label it as an attempt “to mix old wine” in “new wine skin” or mix the old covenant with the new covenant (Matthew 9:17), but this is not true, this is a fruit of salvation (Titus 2:14):
But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.
For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Keep note that we are by no means saved by keeping the Sabbath, we should keep it out of love and respect for our God after we are saved. A lot of the opposition against Sabbath keeping has been fueled by the opinions of man, the Bible makes it very clear that we are to obey God rather than man (Acts 5:29; 1 Samuel 15:22; Romans 13:1). The anti-Sabbath-keeping movement is further damaged by the fact that the Bible tells us that we will all be celebrating the Sabbath as well as the Feast Days in the Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ:
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.
So, what do you all think? Do you take Saturdays off in order to relax and focus more on God? Do you think that we all should never celebrate the Sabbath? I would like to know, explain why in the comments. God Bless you!