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Q22: 29. . The Sabbath

Show the Desire of Ages is inspired..

(1) Set apart as a memorial.

The Sabbath was hallowed at the creation. As ordained for man, it had its origin when "the morningstars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy." Job 38:7. Peace brooded over the world;for earth was in harmony with heaven. "God saw everything that He had made, and, behold, it was verygood;" and He rested in the joy of His completed work. Gen. 1:31.Because He had rested upon the Sabbath, "God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it,"-- set it apartto a holy use. He gave it to Adam as a day of rest. It was a memorial of the work of creation, and thus asign of God's power and His love. The Scripture says, "He hath made His wonderful works to beremembered." "The things that are made," declare "the invisible things of Him since the creation of theworld," "even His everlasting power and divinity." Gen. 2:3; Ps. 111:4; Rom. 1:20, R. V.

Ge 2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified (qadash) it:

Notice the correct meaning by the SOP given to "Qadash" - to set it apart to a holy use. This show yet another example that the Desire of Ages is inspired.

Ps 111:4 He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered (zeker) "memorial":

Notice the correct meaning by the SOP is given to "Zeker" - a memorial. This show yet another example that the Desire of Ages is inspired.

Ge 2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested "shabath" on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

Notice the SOP uses "shabath" in the context of GOD resting on Sabbath which He made on the seventh day from Creation.

Most other theories of faith, say Sabbath is not mentioned in Genesis...but this Hebrew word is in Genesis, as the SOP confirms.

So why is the verb Hebrew form of Sabbath used rather than the noun form ? Because the action of setting this time up is incomplete.God could not say "Sabbath" as a noun, for then evening and morning the seventh day, would also bring in Sunday, the eighth day...So the seventh day starts, and the Sabbath as a verb starts, and thus we have a week of Creation, six days for making the earth and things on the earth, and the seventh day for starting the relationship time for GOD.

Ro 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead "theoties" (meaning in elohiym??"); so that they are without excuse

All mankind has no excuse for not understanding the presence of GOD in Mother Nature and her Creation.

Where does the term Mother Nature come from and why is creation referenced as a "she"?

Ro 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

  • 23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

    These verses speak of Creation groaning, and this groaning comes within ourselves...we are upheld by the Holy Spirit, and both mankind and the Holy Spirit groans for a better creation...

    Ho 4:18 Their drink is sour: they have committed whoredom continually: her rulers with shame do love, Give ye.

  • 19 The wind (ruwach) "Holy Spirit" hath bound her up in her wings, and they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices.(KJV)

    Notice the Holy Spirit, referenced as a "she" bounded up her rulers in her wings... thus we see Mother Nature is a Hebrew term for the Holy Spirit upholding the Father's creative forces which was personally wrought into being by Jesus our Creator.

    For more, see the Holy Spirit as a "she".

    (2) Jesus is the WORD personified..

    All things were created by the Son of God. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was withGod. . . . All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made." John1: 1-3. And since the Sabbath is a memorial of the work of creation, it is a token of the love and powerof Christ.

    There is a special word Jews believe in Hebrew that is a personification of the WORD, which they term "memra"

    The "strong flowing authority" are words we pray:-

    Ho 14:2 .. say unto him

    These words show an incomplete action as a verb, the WORD is still yet to act...hence we pray words as a verb:

    Nu 24:4 He hath said, which heard the words of God , which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:

    And here the WORD personified speaks to the praying man in a vision, if you are humble and meek enough to hear GOD speak to you via the Holy Spirit (Shadday) showing you the WORDS (Jesus) of the Father.

    The "strong flowing authority: Behold the Being!" are words personified.

    This Hebrew word refers to a Being's speech, but is essentially the WORD of a Being personified...

    Proberbs 30:4 Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind (ruwach) "Holy Spirit" in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?

  • 5 Every word of God (elowahh) "The heavenly Father) is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
  • 6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

    How strange that commentaries like Adam Clarke refuse to make something of this Holy Passage by a minor prophet in the OT.

    Verse 5 says "Every word of the Father, personified in Jesus, His Son is pure, The Son is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him.

    Why are the words of the Father personified by Jesus, rather than come to us from the Father Himself? Because we are found missing...and thus we need rescuing...and only Jesus can do this...via the Holy Spirit who changes GOD into a salvation system of mercy..

    All three Strong Authorities are mentioned in this passage, the Holy Spirit, the Father and the Son...

    Specifically these are :-

    (1) wind -ruwach- the Holy Spirit

    (2) God -ellowaah- the heavenly Father

    (3) Word - memra- the Son's Name personified

    Ps 119:123 Mine eyes fail for thy salvation "Yashua", and for the word "imrah" of thy righteousness.

    Jesus is "yashua" and the "imrah", Hebrew words in person, in the OT !!!!

    Ps 147:15 He sendeth forth his commandment "imrah" upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly.

    When Jesus spoke as a "person of words" his arrangements of power run when he said "peace be still" the winds obeyed....

    For more, see Creation.

    (3) Sabbath is for doing..

    If it was right for David to satisfy his hunger by eating of the bread that had been set apart to a holyuse, then it was right for the disciples to supply their need by plucking the grain upon the sacred hoursof the Sabbath. Again, the priests in the temple performed greater labor on the Sabbath than upon otherdays. The same labor in secular business would be sinful; but the work of the priests was in the serviceof God. They were performing those rites that pointed to the redeeming power of Christ, and their laborwas in harmony with the object of the Sabbath. But now Christ Himself had come. The disciples, indoing the work of Christ, were engaged in God's service, and that which was necessary for theaccomplishment of this work it was right to do on the Sabbath day.

    The Spirit of Prophecy says " to do on the Sabbath day"..

    Where in the Holy Writings does this come from ? And it proves Ellen White is translating the Hebrew in the Holy Writings for us into English...a Hebrew to English translator...

    De 5:15 And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep (asah) the sabbath day. (KJV)

    De 5:15 And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to do the sabbath day. (SOP)

    Is the SOP correct in translating "asah" as "do" ? Yes indeed...but so many theories of faith make Ceasing Day into a day of ceasing...everything... mostly sleeping...

    Notice the SOP says the disciples were doing the work of Jesus on Sabbath...they were doing as the priests on the Sabbath in the OT were doing...doing what ? Redemption for others...

    (4) Sabbath is for doing redemption..

    Christ would teach His disciples and His enemies that the service of God is first of all. The object ofGod's work in this world is the redemption of man; therefore that which is necessary to be done on theSabbath in the accomplishment of this work is in accord with the Sabbath law.

    Jesus bade the afflicted man stand forth, and thenasked, "It is lawful to do good on the Sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill?" It was amaxim among the Jews that a failure to do good, when one had opportunity, was to do evil; to neglectto save life was to kill. Thus Jesus met the rabbis on their own ground. "But they held their peace. Andwhen He had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, Hesaith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored wholeas the other." Mark 3:4, 5.

    What would happen if people coming to church assemblies on Sabbath actually did redemption of Jesus to others?They would refresh themselves with Jesus as they impart the fruits of Jesus on others...

    But if so loaded with fruit on Sabbath they fail to share the fruits of the Father via Jesus with others, than the Holy Spirit empowers them less and their pride destroys them and they die praising God in the worship of self.

    If you leave the fruit on a tomato long enough, the tomato dies and the fruit rots. Love received is meant to be given away.

    That's why the Sabbath teaching on the Mount of Beatitudes is written very differently:-

    Mt 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

    We must on Sabbath especially be always hungry and thirsty for more of GOD and this can only be achieved if we share away what we received during the other times of the week.

    The next chapter of Desire of Ages..we look at "He Ordained Twelve".

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