The Seventh Day is the True Sabbath Day

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REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

In six days God created the first daylight, the firmament, dry ground the sun, moon, stars, fish, birds, other creatures on the land and mankind but on the seventh day, God rested. As God rested, he sanctified the seventh day by placing his authoritative blessing on it by making a holy day that we are to separate from all the other six days.

HOLY means to set apart for God, to be held with the utmost regard and respect and dedicated with a purpose and therefore deserves veneration.

Today most believers worldwide honor Sunday (the first day of the week) as the Sabbath day and they have failed to remember the day that God has ordained as His Sabbath. God charged us to not forget the seventh day of the week. We must stand corrected and look into why and how this change took place.

Constantine (also known as Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus) enforced laws that would be reflected in Christian practices. On Sunday, March 7, 321, he declared Sunday (as a day of veneration to the Roman Sun God Sol Invictus) as an official day of rest. Constantine chose Sunday to be the day for Christian worship as it already had a special status in the Roman week. Sunday became the natural day for the Sabbath and rest since Romans were already accustomed to Sunday as their day off. Constantine was instrumental in converting the Roman Empire to Christianity and many pagan customs and polytheistic practices were instituted into the new age Christian religion, therefore, changing how God’s word would be applied in the lives of believers even today. When this occurred this allowed them to change the truth of God into a lie and followers worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator.

Constantine named himself Bishop of the Catholic Church and enacted the first civil law regarding Sunday observance in A.D. 321.

On the venerable day of the sun let the magistrate and people residing in cities rest, and let all workshops be closed. In the country however, persons engaged in agricultural work may freely and lawfully continue their pursuits; because it often happens that another day is not so suitable for grain growing or for vine planting; lest by neglecting the proper moment for such operations the bounty of heaven should be lost. —Schaff’s History of the Christian Church, vol. III, chap. 75.

Note that Constantine’s law did not even mention Sabbath, but referred to the mandated rest day as a “the venerable day of the sun.” Constantine ensured that his decree would be accepted swiftly and harmoniously. It did not stop there as new leaders ruled and church leaders stated: “Sunday is our mark of authority…”The church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact.” The Catholic Record, London, Ontario, September 1, 1923. Six hundred and sixty-six is the mark of a man. Mark means authority or signature. It is a visible brand that is typically used for identification purposes. It is also an action that is understood to represent a notable characteristic or feeling. This mark is the satanic influence that has been masked by religious powers as truth and has misguided believers well over 2000 years.

There is a kingdom upon the earth that over time has influenced the other kingdoms throughout ancient times. It has trodden over many powers and placed itself as the representative for how believers are to worship the most High.  Pagan customs were incorporated into the church’s ceremonies to include celebrations of Easter and Christmas which are the top celebratory days that have nothing to do with how God asked us to worship Him. The Bible calls this kingdom – the fourth beast. This beast has spoken great words against God. This kingdom has crucified many believers who were faithful even unto death. This kingdom sought to change God’s times and laws (Daniel 7).

If we look back at history with a clear-eyed view we gain more of an understanding of how God’s laws have been tampered with and how the people of God have been misled from placing their trust in mankind with authority to instate laws through their governing systems. The Apostle Paul warned the church in his writings do not let anyone deceive them.

Sometimes the answers are right there and we may glance over them or consider them lightly. But the Bible makes it plain and history explains how and why this has occurred. Many are still confused over how the Sabbath was so-called changed, but God’s desire is to end the confusion as you open your heart and share this truth.

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Overcoming and Recognizing Idolatry

Screen Shot 2018-12-21 at 1.57.40 PMThere is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death (Proverbs 14:12)

The word of God is clear, precise and gives us guidance regarding what is acceptable and honorable in his sight. Far too often believers loose sight of what the word of God has instructed us to do. Believers get caught up in the so-called traditions of men and miss the mark of righteousness. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator because they have been instructed by false teachers that it is okay to do so. They worship God in a manner that he calls abominable and offer up things to God that have been offered up to false gods for thousands of years and He is not happy.

All scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.

And God spoke on this matter concerning idolatry saying “You shall have no other gods before a me.”

“You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments (Exodus 20:4-6).

“‘Do not make idols or set up an image or a sacred stone for yourselves, and do not place a carved stone in your land to bow down before it. I am the LORD your God (Leviticus 26:1).

How quickly they have turned aside from the way I commanded them (Exodus 38:2).

“You saw no form of any kind the day the LORD spoke to you at Horeb out of the fire. Therefore watch yourselves very carefully, so that you do not become corrupt and make for yourselves an idol, an image of any shape, whether formed like a man or a woman…” (Deuteronomy 4:15-18).

…many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. This is part of The Great Deception. For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 15It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their actions.

Question all things to include why so-called Christians are bowing down to an image of who they claim to be Mary (if you do your research you will find out that this image is not who they claim). Also ask your self who really appeared to the prophet Muhammed? The traditional story of the Qur’an tells how Muhammad was meditating in a mountain cave and visited by the angel Gabriel who ordered him to recite the words that were given to him. Couldn’t have really been the angel Gabriel because the word of God tells us – even if an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one that the apostles preached, let them be under God’s curse!

On judgment day many will say to the Messiah, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ “And then he will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’

Take the time to carefully read the word of God both Old and New Testaments. Apply it to your personal life. Please share the truth of the gospel with all who will listen. This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to the Messiah.

Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.

Watch! Stand firm in the faith! Be courageous! Be strong!

 

Saturnalia a.k.a. Christmas

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Be careful, do not fall into the trap of following their customs and worshiping their gods (Deuteronomy 12:13). You must not bow down to their gods or serve them or follow their practices (Exodus 23:24).  You must not worship the LORD your God in this way, because they practice for their gods every abomination which the LORD hates.

Saturnalia is the ancient Roman festival of Saturn in celebrated in December, which was a public holiday and period of general merrymaking celebrated around December and is the predecessor of what Christians call Christmas. It was known as time of revery where lively and noisy festivities took place involving drinking large amounts of alcohol. The celebration included feasting, role reversals, gift-giving (or sacrificing to the gods) and gambling.

The influence of the Saturnalia upon the celebrations of Christmas and the New Year has been direct. The problem here is that believers are failing to recognize that they are being deceived and also disobedient to God’s first and second commandments. He forbids His people to participate in things that are offered up to idols. He repeatedly warns us of idolatry.

The apostles did not celebrate Christmas, nor did the Messiah request that we honor his birth by celebrating with gifts and merrymaking. But he asked that we reverence his death.

We cannot get caught up in doing what “seems” right. Believers are celebrating pagan holidays (Easter, Christmas and others) rather than honoring God’s Holy Days because they have been taught to do so in error. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator. They offer up things to God that have been offered up to false gods for thousands of years and He is not happy.

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Jeremiah

This is what the Lord says:

“Do not learn the ways of the nations

or be terrified by signs in the heavens,

though the nations are terrified by them.

3For the practices of the peoples are worthless;

they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes

it with his chisel. 4They adorn it with silver and gold;

they fasten it with

hammer and nails

so it will not totter.

 

 

 

Wise as Serpents, Yet Harmless as Doves

Sheep Among Wolves

Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves (Mark 10:16).

A serpent always studies it’s prey. It is cunning and knows exactly when it is time to strike. It strikes when it’s prey is at it’s weakest and most vulnerable point and not expecting his opponent to notice, this way his opponent cannot escape it’s trap. As agents of God we are instructed to Be wise “as” a serpent and harmless as doves. Jesus knew his disciples would be tried and also become targets for his name sake. So he forewarned them, yet he also empowered them and said that those who endure to the end shall be saved.

You should you know your enemy. Study their ways. Know exactly when, where and how they plan to strike and try to overtake you. Therefore, be wise. Keep watch. Be alert. Know their devices, their tactics and how they will try to manipulate everything around you to try to make you get to the point of vulnerability.

Gird your loins with truth. The enemy will use your family, people on your job, a total stranger if needed to accomplish this goal. The enemy will distract you by handing you more of the things that you enjoy in order to keep you blinded. This includes money, fame, a sense of temporary power. Always be on guard, because your enemy is out to sift you like wheat. However, this can only be accomplished if you are not prepared for the attack. Therefore gain wisdom and understanding. Know that the things you enjoy most are going to be used against you. This could be games, finances, entertainment, media, food, drink, education and even church is not free from deceitful manipulative ways. There are those who teeth that are sharp as swords and they want to devour you. We are sent in the world as sheep among the wolves.  REMEMBER…they are always waiting, watching and lurking.

Seed Time & Harvest Time

Sowing Seeds of the Gospel

So long as the earth exists, sowing time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night will not cease.” This lesson will speak mostly on the matter of sowing the seed of the gospel. Whatever we share we want it to be sound, to strengthen the faith in Christ! Be led by the Holy Spirit and let the will of the Most High be done.

The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray you therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest. [Luke 10:2]

Jesus’ Parable of the Sower

Luke 8:5 – A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. 6And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. 7And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. 8And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bore fruit a hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that has ears to hear, let him hear.

You Will Know Them by Their Fruits

15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn-bushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them. [Matthew 7:15-20]

When we begin to trust in our efforts to open their eyes we may not see the results of our labor. If someone is blinded by the Most High, as a result of disbelief or sin, only He can open their eyes and give them sight to see those things which they are chosen to see.

Sometimes people feel like they are being forced or pushed to make a decision to walk with the Lord. As a result, they feel as though they are being judged and may put up resistance to obedience to the word.

As sowers of the Gospel, we have to be careful and mindful that if we continue trying to minister unto those who are resistant we could end up pushing them away for good. Therefore, we must allow the Holy Spirit to flow, trust and know that we are sowing good seed. Good Seed is the Gospel of the Kingdom of Christ – Good Seed, that is sown in Good Ground (listening ears) will bring forth fruit (results). Remember that we personally do not provide the increase, but our Father does!

Picture yourself called to sow seed in a huge field, you knowing for certain you have good seed and that you have limited time to do so and are expected to sow into the entire portion of the field assigned to you imagine sowing, stopping and waiting for the seed to be watered, waiting for the seed to sprout, then waiting for it to bear fruit.

In doing so, there is no way that you can fulfill the measure of your calling in Christ – and thus doing so would be a distraction and a hindrance to your individual calling.

We must sow the seed and let the Father do the rest yet be there for those who inquire with us pertaining to this Life in Christ.

People are always watching and looking for an example. However, we must remember that we have been instructed not to put our trust in man. Christ is the epitome of perfection and he is our living example of what God is calling for us to imitate. Those we minister to are sitting back watching us to see if we are really living what we say – if we do, those who are watching witness the power of Christ in our lives and how he is changing us for the better.

 

 

 

Where Will You Spend Eternity?

364 Days Equals 1 Second

And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died. (Gen 5:5 KJV)

[Adam lived 9 hours and 3 minutes on the Most High’s clock]

KJV  2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. (2Pe 3:8 KJV)

KJA Sirach 18:9 The number of a man’s days at the most are an hundred years. (Sir 18:9 KJA)

*As a drop of water unto the sea, and a gravelstone in comparison of the sand; so are a thousand years to the days of eternity. (Sir 18:10 KJA)

Get a feel of the measure of Eternity

Sirach 18:9 The number of a man’s days at the most are an hundred years.
[100 of our years = 1 hour on the Most High’s time]

*As a drop of water unto the sea, and a gravelstone in comparison of the sand; so are a thousand years to the days of eternity. (Sir 18:10 KJA)

KJV  2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. (2Pe 3:8 KJV)

And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died. (Gen 5:5 KJV)

[Adam lived 9 hours and 3 minutes on the Most High’s clock]

Don’t take this life for granted, you will reap what you sow [on the Most High’s watch] …

Where Will You Spend Eternity?

1 of our days = 24 hours
1 of our years = 364 days

1000 of our years = 1 day in Heaven

  • 364,000 of our days = 1 day in Heaven
  • 400 of our years = 145,600 of our days
  • 145,600 of our days = .400 days in Heaven (less than half a day in Heaven)

The 400 Year Prophecy pertaining to Israel – How Long Has It Been?

Based off the earthly realm of “24-hours” a day, if I wanted to get an earthly equivalent to the time it has been our “our watch”, I would take 24-hours and multiply it by .400 (days in Heaven) and I would arrive at a 9.6 “earthly hour equivalent” that we may get a gist of the time the Most High has waited during our captivity of 400 years (based off our understanding of time).

To address the question at hand; how long has it been in Heaven (our 400 years of Israel’s captivity), it has been approximately .4 days (on the Most High’s watch) To grasp the time on the Most High’s end, His realm I worked with 1.0 = 1 day = 100%. If we work our way backwards from their we have .9 .8 .7 .6 .5 .4 etc… down to zero

1 0 0 0
Days Hours Minutes Seconds

Considering 1.0 is a complete day on the Most High’s watch, I took the segments of time below 1.0 and approximated them to “hours” on His watch.

Adam lived 930 years on earth, which based off the calculations above would approximate to 9 hours and 30 minutes on the Most High’s watch.

  9 3 0
Days Hours Minutes Seconds

Based off this approach:

  • 3,640 of our days would equal to 1 of the Most High’s minutes = .010
  • 364 of our days would equal 1 of the Most High’s seconds = .001
  • .001 x (our years) = (amount of time/years on Most High’s clock)

If a person died at 60 years old, they would have existed 6 minutes on the Most High’s clock;

  6 0
Days Hours Minutes Seconds

KJV James 4:14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

Pertaining to the 400 Year Prophecy:

We have two different time scales here [Our Time] and [The Most High’s Time] to reciprocate the (space of time) in our hours we would say He waited about 9.6 hours. Why? Because we have 24 hours in a day and .4 is the space 400 years consumed on the Most High’s watch. So, we multiply the time on the Most High’s watch [.4] x [24] of our hours and we end up with 9.6 hours (our time) which is (less than half of a 24-hour day), which equals to two-fifths of a 24-hour day.
[Remarks from the Author – Michael Daye]

Based on the time spent on [The Most High’s Time], which is .4 days (400 years of ours), I converted this to hours based on the method I mentioned above equating it to 4 hours on [The Most High’s Time] in Heaven.

  • A day is 24 hours, so one hour of the Most High’s day would be equivalent to 41 and 2/3 years (for us) — (1000 divided by 24)
  • 400 (of our years) divided by 41.66667 (of our years) (one hour to the Most High) equals 9.6 hours. It computes both ways

Another Example:

  • Adam lived 930 years — take 930 (of our years) and divide it by 41.66667 years (the equivalent to one of the Most High’s Hours) and we get 22.319 (hours on the Most High’s time), almost a complete day!
  • Adam lived 22.32 Hours on the Most High’s Time.

Praise Our Heavenly Father! In Christ name! Amen.
By Brother Michael Daye

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (Gen1:27)

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth. (Gen1:28)

God’s creation fell into sin…

And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be a hundred and twenty years. (Gen 6:3)

**Key Points to Remember **

Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. (Exodus 20:12)

The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. (Psalm 90:10)

Note: A Score equals 20 years
“Three score years and ten” means: “seventy years old” (3*20+10)

For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. (Mat 15:4)

Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honor your father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with you, and you may live long on the earth. (Eph 6:1-3)

Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth (BIBLE)

Open BibleIf any person lacks wisdom, they should ask God to give them an understanding of His word. He does not hold back because He knows that we need him in order to be successful. When we delight in the law of Jehovah day and night, everything that we do will succeed. The book of the Law must be clearly explained in order to put meaning into it. This is what helps people to understand what is being read.

God is not impressed with titles. Many have been appointed to positions of authority and wrongfully used their power to obtain rule over the ignorant. When Christ ascended on high, he took many captives and gave gifts to his people – while he gave some, apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers for the perfecting of the saints for the work (Eph 4:11-16). Our responsibility is to equip God’s people to do His work and build up the church, which is the body of Christ. This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord and measure up to the full and complete standard of Christ. Those he predestined, were called. Those who are called are also justified. Those whom he justified, he also gave them his glory. Glory is the beauty of His spirit. This is not a material beauty, but a beauty that emanates from His character. Glory cannot be rightfully defined. Our finite minds are unable to express in words the fullness of God. God’s glory can be seen in many things. His glory is revealed to us through many ways. God is able to reveal himself to all men, no matter their race, heritage or location. God’s glory is constant and as we journey through life, watching prayerfully, we will see it manifest.

Believers have an obligation, not to the flesh or the obligations of sinful nature or what it urges you to do, but to live according to the word of God. Do not make the mistake of trusting earthly things, relationships, our own powers or talents or beauty of the goodness that we see in others. The reason why is because material things fade and fail as they will inevitably do because they a temporal.

We should be yearning to claim our inheritance. Being in this human earthly vessel looking forward to the day when He calls us at our appointed time. Death no longer has a sting. One should gladly look forward to discard this corrupt vessel for an incorruptible one, made in His likeness.