Should Christians keep the commanded Sabbath day; and if so, which day?
Genesis 2.1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2 And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made; and He rested on the seventh day
from all His work which He had made. 3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it He had rested from all His work which God created and made.
Exodus 16.23a And he said unto them, This is that which the Lord has said, Tomorrow is the rest of the holy sabbath of the Lord:
25 And Moses said,
Eat that today; for today is a sabbath unto the Lord: today ye shall not find it in the field. 26 Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath,
in it there shall be none.
27 And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none. 28 And the Lord said unto Moses, How
long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?
29 See, for that the Lord hath given you the sabbath, therefore He giveth you on the sixth day the bread for two days; abide
ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day. 30 So the people rested on the seventh day.
The keeping of the seventh day,
the sabbath day of rest was commanded by the Lord in the wilderness, to prove the children of Israel, whether they would walk in His law, or not; and this, before they had
come unto mount Sinai, and had received the commandments, written in stone with the finger of God.
Ex.16:4 Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out
and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.
Then at mount Sinai.
Exodus 20.8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou labour and do all thy work. 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord your
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: 11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and
all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed (Gk. qa dash; pronounced it clean; ceremonially and morally) it.
The Lord reiterated the 4th commandnent, after He had given Moses the pattern of the tabernacle and it's instruments; (Ex.24:15---31:18).
Exodus 31.12 And the Lord spoke
unto Moses saying, 13 Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily My sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your
generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you. 14 Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: everyone that defileth it shall be put to
death: for whosoever doeth any work therin, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. 15 Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord: whosoever
doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. 16 Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual
covenant. 17 It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh
day He rested and was refreshed. 18 And He gave unto Moses, when He had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.
How, and why, and when, did this commandment, this perpetual covenant, this everlasting sign between God and the children
of Israel forever; this blessed and sanctified and hallowed and holy day, given by God, and spoken by the mouth of God, and written in stone with the finger of God; of keeping the seventh day
holy, change to being kept on the first day, by most of the denominational churches ?
The day of Christ's resurrection on the first day of the week,
is understood by many to be the Lord's day. However, in Isaiah 58.13, the Lord Himself has called the sabbath, My holy day.
Isaiah 58 13 If thou turn away
thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on My holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable; and shall honour Him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding
thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: 14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the
mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
The Lord Himself has called the sabbath, the seventh day; My holy day:
do many think that the first day of the week is the Lord's day?
In Revelation 1:10, John wrote that he was in the spirit on the Lord's day.
Did the apostle
John consider the Lord's day to be the seventh day, or the first day? God knows.
Most denominations consider the first day to be the Lord's day, based upon the truth that He was resurrected on the first day; and
also upon their understanding of Acts 20:7 And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued with his speech until midnight.
However, considering the full council of scripture, as we must; Acts 2:46 shows clearly that the disciples came together in the temple, and the breaking of bread from house to house, every day.
Acts2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
As the Lord Himself called the seventh day, the sabbath day, My holy day, how then can man change that day?
He can not!
But he did: to his own hurt.
In the year 325AD, at the council of Nicea, the Roman emperor Constantine decreed that Sunday, the first day of the week, was to be the day of rest.
In the year 364AD, the church council of Laodicea, ordered that religeous services were to be conducted on Sundays,
not Saturdays. They ruled that Christians should not Judaize, and be idle on Saturdays, but shall work on that day. (see www.religeoustolerance.org/sabbath.htm. Christian holy days. Page 1)
After the crucification of Jesus, some of His women followers rested on the sabbath day, and then went to the tomb; showing that the sabbath was kept after
Lu.23.55 And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the seplechre, and how his body was laid. 56 And they returned, and prepared the
spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.
Jesus, after His resurrection, after He had shown Himself and spoken to Mary Magdalene, and after
she had told the disciples; first ministered to the assembled disciples on the evening of that same day, which was the first day of the week.
John 20.19 Then the same day at
evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and said unto them, Peace be unto you.
That evening, on the firstday of the week, is not Sunday, but Monday, as God's days are from evening to morning; not as man's days;
from morning to evening.
Genesis 1.5b And the evening and the morning were the first day.
The sabbath, the seventh
day, starts in the evening of the sixth day and continues until the evening of the seventh day.
The evening of the seventh day is the beginning of the first day.
Nehemiah 13.19 And it came to pass, that when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark before the sabbath, I commanded that the gates should be shut, and charged that
they should not be opened till after the sabbath: and some of my servants set I at the gates, that no burden be brought in on the sabbath day.
Jesus taught in the synagogue at Capernaum
on the sabbath day: cast an unclean spirit out of a man; went to the house of Simon and Andrew, healed Simon's mother in law, and when the sabbath was over, they brought unto Him the deseased and posessed and He healed and delivered them.
Mark 1.32 And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto Him all that were deseased, and them that were posessed with devils.
people waited until after the sabbath, had ended at even, to bring unto Him the deseased and posessed, but Jesus cast out an unclean spirit and healed on the sabbath.
then not obey the sabbath?
If Jesus had broken the sabbath, He would then have been a sinner, and not a legal, spotless sacrifice for sin. Therefore Jesus always observed the sabbath.
The people however, were observing one of the many corruptions of the sabbath that had been imposed by the priests and the Pharisees.
Matthew 12.8 For the Son of man
is Lord even of the sabbath day. 9 And when He had departed thence, He went into their synagogue: 10 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked Him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the
sabbath days? that they might accuse Him. 11 And He said unto them, What man is there among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?
12 How much more then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.
Jesus was in no way diminishing or abolishing the sabbath day, but establishing
it's proper observance and continuence. "It is lawful to do well on the sabbath days".
Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yes, we establish the law. (this
law is the commandments, and not 'the commandments contained in ordinances' which were abolished at the cross. 'The commandments contained in ordinances' were the Levitical, ceremonial, and social laws of Isarel, which were a wall of partition between Israel
and the Gentiles.) [See study on:'Law & Commandments' on this website].
The Sabbath Day starts as it begins to get
dark on the sixth day, and ends after sunset on the seventh day.
Have the changes made to the calander changed the seventh day?
When the Julian calander was replaced by the Gregorian calander in 1582AD, ten days were adjusted in order to bring the calander back in time with the seasons: but the sequence of the days remained the same.
October 4th, 1582, a Thursday, was followed, the next day, by October 15th, 1582, a Friday: only the dates changed, not the order of the days.
The number of the days do not,
and indeed, can not change.
As morning follows evening; so the sequence of the days continue to follow one another, from the first to the seventh.
day is God's sabbath: Holy, blessed, sanctified, hallowed, honourable, a petpetual covenant, a sign between God and His people throughout their generations, forever, spoken by the mouth
of the Lord God Himself to Moses, and written in stone by the finger of God.
Moses also reiterated
Exodus 35:1 And Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel together, and said unto them, These are the words which the Lord
hath commanded, that ye should do them. 2 Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest
to the Lord: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death. 3 Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the sabbath day.
Deuteronomy 5:12 Keep the
sabbath day to sanctify it, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee. 13 Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work: 14 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, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as
thou. 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 the sabbath
What are we to make of Col.2.16?
Colossians 2.16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat or in
drink, or in respect of an holy day, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days.
These sabbath days are the holy convocation days during the feasts of the Lord; and not the commanded
It is clearly seen in the context of Eph.2.15 and Col.2.14,20-23, that these observances referred to in Col.2.16, were of the ordinances of the Levitical and ceremonial law that was blotted out on the
cross; and not of the commandments. (see study on 'Law & Commandments')
Ephesians 2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between
us; 15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace.
2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
Colossians 2:20 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments
of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, 21(Touch not; taste not; handle not; 22 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?
What of Romans14:5,6a ?
Ro.14:5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully presuaded in his own mind.
6a He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord doeth he not regard it.
We must be fully persuaded in our own minds, as to whether Paul is speaking here of
holy convocation days, new moons, feast days, or is he saying that the commanded sabbath day is to be observed according to our own persuasion.
If we are fully persuaded in our
own minds that we may keep any day as the commanded Sabbath, then we must also bear in mind that the commandment also says that we are to work six days and then rest the seventh day. Therefore if we keep the Sabbath on another day rather that
the seventh day, then we must still work for six days and keep every seventh day holy.
Personally, I prefer to observe the commandment spoken by the mouth of God, and written in
stone with the finger of God, and reiterated by Moses of keeping the seventh day holy, rather than persuade myself that I need not observe it on the seventh day, but can observe it on any day. How about you?
The Lord gave commandment to the children of Israel, in the wilderness of Sin, two months after their departing from the land of Egypt; and one month before they came unto the wilderness of Sinai; that they keep the sabbath day. He
did this to prove them, whether they would obey Him, or not.
Will the believers in these present days obey this commandment of the Lord; or will they persuade themselves that they can observe the
sabbath on any day. Will they believe that Paul is speaking in Colossians 2:16, and Romans 14:5,6, of the commanded sabbath days or the holy convocation sabbath days in the feasts, or will they believe that the Lord God has commanded the observance of
the seventh day as the sabbath day, holy unto the Lord, which is a sign between God and the children of Israel throughout our generations for a perpetual covernant, forever?
For the Lord has said;
(Matthew 5.17) "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not
come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For truely I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no way pass from the law, till all be
fulfilled. 19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and should teach men so shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach
them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven."
Luke 16.16 The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presses into it. 17 And
it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.
It is essential to understand the difference between the ordinances
of Levitical, ceremonial, social law and statutes, which seperated the children of Israel from the Gentiles, which were abolished on the cross; and the commandments which shall be in force till all is
The New Covenant.
In the new covenant, the law; the commandments, are written
in our hearts forever.
Jeremiah 31.33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my
law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Hebrew 8.10 For this is the covenant that I will make with
the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people.
The commandments are written in our hearts, to be obeyed, until all be fulfilled,
The commandments are in effect even in the new earth, after the resurrection of the dead,
and the judgement at the second appearence of the Lord, and after the end of this world.
Isaiah 65.17 For, behold, I create new heavens, and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered,
nor come to mind. 18 But be you glad and rejoice forever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. 19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping
shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying. 20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that has not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner
being an hundred years old shall be accursed.
As there are sinners in the new earth, then the commandments are still in force.
the child shall die an hundred years old', does not mean the child's life will end at 100 years, for a man's life shall be as the age of a tree, and old men shall fulfill their days; (Isaiah 65:22b for as the days of a tree are the days of my people and mine
elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.) Children shall come unto the age of accountability and under the Law at the age of one hundred years, break the commandments, become sinners, and die; as we, at a younger age, did in this lifetime. (See
study on: 'Born in Sin?').
On keeping the commandments:
John 14.15 If you love Me, keep My commandments.
1John 5.2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love
God and keep His commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments: and His commandments are not grevious.
Revelations 22.14 Blessed
are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
The seventh day
is blessed and sanctified by the Lord. (Gen. 2.3)
It is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the Lord. (Ex.16.23)
Given to us by the Lord. (Ex.16.29)
It is the sabbath of the Lord our God. (Ex.20.10)
The Lord blessed and hallowed
the sabbath. (Ex.20.11)
The Lord called them My sabbaths. (Ex.31.13)
A sign between Me and you throughout your generations.(Ex.31.13)
That ye may know that it is the Lord that does sanctify you. (Ex. 31.13)
It is holy unto us. (Ex.31.14)
It is holy to the Lord. (Ex.31.15)
The children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their
generations, for a perpetual covenant. (Ex.31.16)
It is a sign between God and the children of Israel forever. (Ex 31.17)
A rest and a refreshing. (Ex. 31.17)
A commandment written in stone with the finger of God. (Ex. 31.18)
God Himself called it
My holy day.(Is.58.13)
A delight and holy unto the Lord. (Is.58.13)
Isaiah 58.13 If thou turn
away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on My holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, and shalt honour Him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine
own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: 14 Then shall thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob your father:
for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
Matthew 2.27a The sabbath was made for man.
In Isaiah 58:13,14 the Lord has
added more to this commandment; concerning not doing our own pleasure on His Holy Day; and delighting in the sabbath; honouring God; not doing our own ways, nor finding our own pleasure, nor speaking our own words: and has added the resulting
reward for obeying it; "Then shall thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the Lord hath
Why would we not keep it?
If we, the redeemed, cannot keep the commanded sabbath
of rest, which is a sign between God and His people forever; that it is the Lord that does sanctify us: how then do we expect to rest in Him
each and every and all day, so that the very God of peace may sanctify us wholly?
1Thes. 5.23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God,
your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Is.30.15 For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy
One of Israel; In returning and rest shall you be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength: and you would
Please do not be numbered among those who would not.
How very many
millions of times has this sin, of not keeping the seventh day holy, gone unconfessed by believers?
who keep the Sabbath will know what a wonderful blessing it is, and how much our Spiritual walk is advanced and enhanced by doing so.
Once again, we have no hope of resting
in, and being sanctified wholly, by the God of peace, if we can not rest in Him on His commanded day of rest.
Be aware of what the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel has
Isaiah 30:15 For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel; in returning and rest shall you be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength:
and you would not.
Do not be numbered among those who would not.
The Lord sent Jeremiah the prophet to the kings of Judah, and all Judah, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to tell
them of consequences of obeying or disobeying Him concerning even the bearing of a burden or doing any work, on the Sabbath day.
Jer.17:21 Thus saith the Lord, Take heed to yourselves,
and bear no burden on the sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem; 22 Neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the sabbath day, neither do ye any work,
but hallow ye the sabbath day, as I have commanded your fathers. 23 But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, nor receive instruction. 24 And it shall
come to pass, if ye diligently harken unto me, saith the Lord, to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the sabbath day, but hallow the sabbath day, to do no work therein; 25 Then shall there enter
into the gates of this city kings and princes sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they, and their princes, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: and this city shall remain forever. 26 And they shall
come from the cities of Judah, and from the places about Jerusalem, and from the land of Benjamin, and from the plain, and from the mountains, and from the south, bringing burnt offerings, and sacrifices, and meat offerings, and incense, and bringing sacrifices
of praise, unto the house of the Lord. 27 But if ye will not harken unto me to hallow the sabbath day, and not to bear a burden, even entering in at the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day; then will I kindle a fire in the gates
thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.
Consider this event;
15: 32 And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered sticks upon the sabbath day. 33 And they that found him gathering sticks brought him unto Moses and Aaron, and unto all the congregation.
34 And they put him in ward, because it was not declared what shoud be done to him. 35 And the Lord said unto Moses, The man shall surely be put to death: all the congregation shall stone him with stones
without the camp. 36 And all the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him with stones, and he died; as the Lord commanded Moses.
How precious is our redemption from sin. Thank You Lord Jesus. Thank You Heavenly Father. How precious is Your Mercy, which is new for us every morning, and will endure forever.
We must be aware that when we do sin, we are to come boldly before His throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need; and to confess our sin to our Heavenly Father, and forgive others; that we may receive forgiveness,
and be cleansed from all unrighteousness.
Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness,
not be one of the many who obey not, neither incline the ear, but stiffen the neck, that they might not hear, nor receive instruction. Be not one of the many who look for loop-holes by taking scripture out of the context of its full council; who consider all
works to be "legalism"; even the works of faith, which is obedience to God.
Is it "legalism" to not kill? to not commit adultry? to not steal? to not bear false witness? to covet not? to
love God with all of our heart, with all of our soul, with all of our mind and with all of our strength? to love our neighbour as we love ourself? to love one another as He has loved us? Is it "legalism" to have no other God's before Him, to not bow down
to idols, nor take His name in vain? is it 'legalism" to honour our father and mother?
Why then should any consider it "legalism" to keep the seventh day, the Sabbath day holy?
Love God, obey His commandments.
1Jn.5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments: and His commandments are not grevous.
Rev.22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments,
that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
Be numbered among His children forever.
study on 'Resting in the Lord').
Romans 13: 11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is
high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
It is, in these days, greatly important for the people of God to understand that we are in a battle; and we must don the full armour of God daily, and to stand against the wiles of the devil. (see study on 'The Armour
We must rest in, and trust in; not in our own strength and power; but in the strength of the Lord, and in the power of His might and victory. (See study on 'Resting
in the Lord').
If we love the Lord our God with all
of our heart, and with all of our soul, and with all of our mind, and with all of our strength, we will want to be with Him all of our waking moments; we will labour to enter into His rest,
to remain constantly in His presence, fellowshipping with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ, walking in the Light, abiding in the Vine, dwelling in the secret, hidden, Spiritual place of the Most High; trusting in the Lord with all of our heart,
not following our own understanding, acknowledging, understanding, being aware that He is with us in all of our ways, and so letting Him direct our paths; stilling our minds and knowing that He is God; resting in
The full council of scripture, all the law and the prophets and the testimonies of the Bible are contained in this.
Moses asked the Lord to show him His way.
Exodus 33:12 And Moses said unto the Lord, See, thou sayeth unto me, Bring up this people: and thou hast not let me know
whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, I know thee by name, and thou hast also found grace in my sight. 13 Now therefore , I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, show me now thy way, that I may know
thee, that I might find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people. 14 And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.
My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.
God's Way is perfect! His presence goes wih us, and He will give us rest;
if we will go with Him.
Christ in us, the hope of glory;
Christ in us, and us in Christ;
the assurance of glory.
John 15:1 I am the vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2 Every
branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. 4 Abide (Gk. meno; stay,
remain ) in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth
forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If ye abide in me, and my words
abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
we abide in the God of Peace, He will sanctify us wholly.
if we abide in Him.
If we do not rest in His presence on His Holy Day, the commanded, sanctified, hallowed Sabbath, we will have no hope of abiding in Him constantly.
Love God, obey His commandments.