QUESTION: When is the true Sabbath? Is it Sunday or Saturday ?, What day should we worship?
ANSWER: The Word of God says that God is a Spirit and that those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth. Christians are not justified before God in the days, months or years of worship, either worship Sunday, Monday, Saturday or Wednesday is just a human procedure! it does not add anything to one’s relationship with God. The Bible says.
Galatians 4: 9 “But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? You observe days, and months, and times, and years. ”
And It also says again in
Colossians 2:16 “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: those things are a shadow of the things to come; but the body is Christ’s. ”
So the meaning of the word Sabbath is “rest”, and rest for Christians is in the spirit, and our Savior Jesus told us that He is the Lord of the Sabbath (read Matthew 12:8), so when we find JESUS we have found the SABBATH or “our spiritual rest” and yes. for he says ..
Matthew 11:28 “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and you will find rest for your souls; 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. ”
So those who worship on Saturday, or Sunday or Wednesday do not make mistakes, it is just their system, before God they are all the same, for example we read in the bible the early Christians appointed the first day of the week (ie SUNDAY) for gathering and donating and breaking. bread, if you read Acts 20: 7 and 1 Corinthians 16: 1-2 you will see that, so to set a certain day and say that is what God is pleased to worship more than any other day, is to misunderstand the scriptures. because true worship is in the spirit and God is worshiped in spirit and in truth, and not on a specific day or special months or special years but every hour and every time anywhere.
Be very blessed.
Why is Jesus Christ so important to us?
One of the responsibilities we have is to “get to know Jesus Christ better”. This is one of the greatest responsibilities we have because it is the foundation of our redemption..If we do not know Jesus at all then it is difficult to know our place and the Grace given to us by the Lord… And the result of not understanding Jesus is to end up despising grace and being lost.
Now the responsibility to know Jesus, Is not to know his appearance how good he looked, or what color he was, or what kind of hair he had, or what he liked to eat? The responsibility we have been given is to UNDERSTAND THE POSITION HE HAS IN US. Once we know that position we will understand the agenda of God very well. However, so far no one has reached the limit of knowing all that opportunity..but as the days go by we get to understand it and the more we love and respect God.
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
Today let us remind ourselves how important the death of Jesus was to those of us who were lost in sin.In the Bible we read shortly before the Lord Jesus was crucified. Pilate released one of the prisoners who was a killer in the city.
This Barabbas had a murder case in the city, and he was a violent man, The Bible calls him a “a notable prisoner” (Matthew 27:16). All the people testified against him that he was cruel, so they did not need him at all, so he was arrested by the Romans and imprisoned and awaited his sentence, and he would surely be killed more cruelly than anyone else, because everyone was against him. And while he was in prison everyone, including himself, knew that he deserved to be punished, there was no chance for him to be released. But as people’s saying “Even a strongest chain has a weak point”, God can make a way where there seems to be no way.
Barabbas being in prison maybe his heart started to regret and he felt guilty for what he had
done , those innocent people he killed, knowing that even a single killing was enough to be sentenced to death, how much more many innocent death he caused?
Just one morning he was surprised to be called out, to get out of prison..and when he came out he knew he was going to be killed and probably all the prisoners knew he was going to be finished with a lot of anger..suddenly he came out he saw a lot of people cheering him out, rejoicing at his release Barabbas! unlocked him! let Barabbas be set free! when he wonders how it is possible maybe they were wrong they mean another Barabbas…. a little farther he sees a man with a crown of thorns on his head and he is very quiet like a lamb about to be slaughtered stand near him, and Pilate tells him, this man will carry your sentence… He will die on your behalf… Obviously he was a little surprised.
I believe his life began to change from then on… Because he knew what was the source of his life and his freedom? … If was not Jesus rejected, If was not Jesus striped, he wouldn’t be survived, Now think again, Will such a person ever kill again ?, will he mock JESUS ?, will he despise the cross? … And if he despises the cross and goes out there and continues his murder, what do you think will happen to him before God and men?
That is what Jesus’ position for us is… Barabbas is an example for you and me… Now how does the Lord Jesus take our sins? .. Not by carrying a parcel and putting it on his shoulders, no he scarified his life for our sake, he was insulted, ridiculed ..the more he was ridiculed and insulted, the more the value of Barabbas in the prison increased. The dignity of the Lord Jesus came down for us to rise.
When Barabbas was in prison he did not know if Christ was being insulted out there for him. The cross is not something to be ignored or to be trifled with at all my brother. All the good things you get today are because of Jesus Christ, if He were not, the world would endup many days ago… God would have ended the world with a curse a long time ago…
Many people do not know that it is God who’s fighting for them, without even asking him, many do not even know that in their immorality it is God who provides for them without even asking Him, and they do not know it is grace works for them, it is because of JESUS CHRIST. if it were not for Jesus to suffer 2000 years ago there would be no adulterer who would still be alive today. We all deserved to die.
But this Grace you are playing with..you think it is your right to live in your state of fornication, your theft, your immorality, your drunkenness, your murder, your blasphemy, your homosexuality, your filthiness etc. There come a time this grace will cease.
When this Grace is taken away, it will leave wih the church. The saints will be removed from the world. The great tribulation will begin. you will be scattered all over the world no one will be safe from those who will be left behind in the rapture, at that time there will be no one to tell you to repent of your sins.
In those days there will be no more cinemas, people will go to watch sports, there will be no field for people to go to watch, the roads will be closed, everyone will be alone, suffering the blows ..you see today this Corona disease today caused the roads to be closed, schools closed, no one to go to work in the affected nations, everyone locked himself in..In those days will be 100 times worse than today, there will be no walking in the streets..every one man shares the plagues on his own. in the midst of this strange plague of boils… the rain will stop falling, the sun will go down, there will be nothing green, hail will not fall, nor ice.
A lot of wonderful things will happen, these are not fictional stories, read all of Revelation 16, you will see, and if the rapture passes you by then you will witness it all.
Hebrews 10:25 “25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
If you have not repented, The door of Grace today open today… It is better not to spend time commenting and liking instead repent if you have not repented. Don’t just read it as a fun story, but this message should be a cause for change for you ..and the meaning of repentance is “turning around”. It means you are giving up what you were doing that was not pleasing to God, and you are going to be baptized in the proper baptism and receive the Holy Spirit. You do those things with all your heart.
The Lord bless you so much.
Shalom, please let me understand, the act of yawning frequently especially during prayer! Is it a sign of being possessed by demons or forces of darkness?
Answer: Normally yawning is a sign of two main things in the body 1) the first is hunger 2) the second is sleep.
So back to the subject of prayer, A Christian should not think that yawning is an act of demons or the forces of darkness, no! But a response of his own body, telling him that now is the time to go to rest, not the time to pray…. And is why you will realize that it is only a time to pray, or to listen to the Word, people are the ones who feel the greatest or extreme fatigue, but from there the situation disappears by itself, you will wonder why?
It is because the Bible teaches that the body is always the greatest enemy of spiritual things, when your spirit is ready even to go deeper for a long time in prayer your body will begin to give many reasons once your tired, you should to rest, it will bring you to the point of starvation, until you will tremble when it is only a short time you went out to eat.
Galatians 5:17 “For the flesh lusteth against the spirit, and the spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other; so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.”
So when such a situation arises, you must not rebuke the demons, but it’s time to wrestle with your body until you obey yourself, and the good news is that the more you immerse yourself in prayer, the more the situation will disappear by itself into you little by little until at the end you will find yourself able to go for a long time till you wonder where the original sleep came from.
So the easiest way is to make sure when you pray, take all your thoughts and ideas into prayer, and not in other things so that you will be able to overcome the body easily, and fit it is night you pray out of bed environment.
Matthew 26:41 “Watch and pray,that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Lastly, be aware that a Christian cannot live without prayer so compete with your body until you overcome it, otherwise you will not last long in Faith or if you continue to exist then know that your life will be a test every now and then that would only be avoided by prayer.
An important question for our Lord (Rabbi where do you live)?.
John 1:35 “Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples;
36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!
37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?
39 He saith unto them, Come and see. And they came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour. and it was about the tenth hour.
Shortly before the Lord Jesus began His earthly ministry, John the Baptist appeared to witness to him, preaching almost everywhere about the coming of the Savior of the world. and as he preached, he told them that the Savior was already among the Jews but they did not recognize Him (John 1:26).
That made many people wonder, who is He, and where does He live? .. John told all the people that even he himself did not know, but God told him that he who would see the Holy Spirit descending on him like a dove would be.
So some of his students were very careful to wait until the event was revealed. and indeed, when the days came, when Jesus had been led up by the Spirit into the baptism of John, while he was still in the water, he was baptized, he announced that this is the savior of the world, all the people who were there heard ..But after Jesus was baptized he went away, and they did not know where he was going fortunately the next day, when John was with two of his disciples he was teaching them, one of whom was Andrew, probably asking him about the coming of the Savior who had given the news yesterday. Suddenly, they saw the Lord Jesus passing by them. Place and as he passed by, he saw him, and said unto them, Look on him lamb of God !! .. At the same time, the two disciples quickly left John and began to follow the Lord Jesus secretly. then when Jesus realized that there were people following him from afar he turned around and asked them what are you looking for??, This is a question that even today..
The Lord Jesus is asking us who claim to follow Him..What? what are we looking for What do we want? but the two young men did not tell the Rabbi, we are sick to pray, nor did they tell him we ask you to lay hands on us and bless us, nor did they ask you to sit and teach them on the street, nor did they ask for miracles, No! Instead they asked the Rabbi, where do you live?
We need to know where you live so that we know how to find you even if you get lost in our eyes to know where we are giving you ..we have a lot to learn from you, we need to sit down and talk to you, while on the road alone it is not enough to solve all our problems, and serve all our needs… where we end the conversation then we will never see each other again.
When Jesus heard this, he sent them away to their home that made the disciples at peace from then on and soon after one day, Andrew, who was one of the disciples, went to call his brother Peter to come to Jesus. Now imagine if he did not know the dwelling place of Jesus, he would direct his brother to a place to find Jesus.? Even now, many people follow Jesus, but they do not ask where he lives If you say I am looking for healing, then He will give you your healing and your story will be over right there if you say I am looking for a house and cars he will give you a house and cars but your information and he will end up on the way, if you say I am looking for a fiance he will give you a fiance but your contract will end there… But if you say LORD DWELL, WHERE? then he will take you and welcome you and see you stay.
When he stays you will find everything, most of all if you need him anytime, you know where you will find him, even if someone else needs to know the Jesus you are following it will be easy to tell him where he is because he knows his home… .and his home is probably no more than in HIS WORD. Many people today are running away from the Word of God, looking for shortcuts to Christ ..and that is why the Lord is not permanent in them because they meet Him on the road just like a hawk, just turning a corner then they do not see Him again.. and they do not know Him anymore. .because they have found the need of their hearts. when you run from the Word of God, you don’t want to know Christ in His Word and then look for Him in intercession, or the anointing water, or miracles there is the same as running from Christ, because He Himself is the WORD.
Any preacher who brings you the good news of Jesus Christ is an example of John the Baptist.. he is pointing you to Christ, so it is your responsibility to find out what goals you follow with Him. If it is only temporary, to meet your needs then, or that is permanent ..if it is permanent then you want to know where he lives…
If the word of Christ abides in you, then know that you are nearer to Jesus than any other man, as was the case with the apostles, who were more than just the multitudes who were following Christ you’ll just hold on to your religion, or your denomination, you think Christ is there and you don’t know the Bible, you never set aside to read at least one whole gospel book without waiting to be told by somebody or preacher I want to tell you haven’t found Jesus yet. and sometimes he passes by walking here and there and meet you on your journey of Life… like the people of Emmaus, who were walking and suddenly on the way Jesus joined them without themselves knowing if it was Jesus… and if you read there carefully you will see after Jesus talking to them while On the way, he wanted to continue on his journey.. until the two men forced him to go inside and eat with them.. and when he came in and ate with them, suddenly their eyes were opened and they recognized him as Jesus, and he disappeared from their sight. (Luke 24:13-32)
Likewise today when you hear a gospel like this that reaches you when you are free, it is Jesus passing by you to make sure you welcome him into your home (ie let him come into your heart like the people of Emmaus).
In His Word as the two disciples of Jesus did.it is my prayer that Today, do not let Jesus be the ONLY PASSENGER FOR YOU, begin to take a permanent step to go to His home (in His Word), to find true rest.. and may He come to you Christ will be with you always… He will call you FRIEND as he called them APOSTLES ask him today where you live? And he will reveal to you things that even other humans do not know because you are always in his house and he is in your home.
There is only one true friend and he is JESUS..Today we will look at it why !. It is easy to give out everything to your blood relative, to give out properties and status, and even sometimes to give out your life for your blood relative, Yes! that is also possible, many are willing to die so that their children can survive, there are those who are willing to go through many hardships and distress for the sake of their little ones, or their parents. Such group of people exists in all generation, and their number is very high…But to find people who can give their lives for their “friend’s sake”, that group of people very small, if not exist at all.
Why is it difficult? because naturally a brother is often better than a friend, a father is better than a friend, a child is better than a neighbor, a mother is better than a friend etc. Because friend is not always friend, they can be fine today, but tomorrow could someone else. That’s the only character dis value a friend’s position compared to relative. But if he happens to be someone who will be willing to give his life for his friends… That is, he is willing to die in place of his friend, Of course that person will be very special, because even though he knows the hypocrisy of friends but he is however ready to give out his life to them, even if he knows those friends may come to betray him or deny him later .. Surely he will be more than a friend… His love will be beyond brotherly love.
and that is none other than Jesus..who agreed to give up his life for us his friends, who are untrustworthy ..Yes!
13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
Haven’t you just met a real friend? ..he himself says NO ONE HAS MORE LOVE THAN THIS, of a man giving his life for his friends… (Giving up your life to a Brother is easy but not a friend).
I can’t be your best friend, even your close best friend can’t be as best as Jesus was, to offer his life for us, any friend cant reach that point, If you realize that you friend tomorrow he will betray you to death, will you continue to love him today? .. will you still continue to call him friend ??…
Or if your friend realize that tomorrow, have you planed to bribe him, will he still call you a friend today? He will not hate you and call you a hypocrite? Will he dare to die for you? .. if he can’t then he is not a true friend.. you make call him just a friend! But he is not a true friend.
There is only one true friend… who, even though you have lost in sin, still loves you, and he died for you.
24 “….. and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother”.
so friend, dare to approach this friend called JESUS, he is not a hypocrite, he does not hold a grudge, he does not hesitate once he loves you, he loves you indeed!! .. do not despise him, Surrender your life to him today if you do not give it to him… and you will find good, and at the last day he will raise you up and resurrect all those who believed and accepted him…
Maran atha !