Things to Know about Sabbath Observance
And MANY Bible Facts on the Sabbath Question

There are 6 simple instructions to make the Sabbath a delight:

Rest from Work, Do Not Require Others to Work,
Stay Home, Short Travel, No Shopping, Buying,
or Selling, AND Do Not Kindle Fires.

Remember - James 3:6  And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is
the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth
on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. BE EXTRA CAREFUL

We simply, as a child BY FAITH, according to the more sure Word of God,
which is written in the KJV Holy Bible. There we find mention of the Sabbath
137 times in 116 verses from Gen to Rev. By Faith, we receive the
blessing of the Sabbath presence of the Lord of Sabbath. By faith we believe
that the King of Glory, the Lord of Sabaoth, the Lord of Hosts, the Holy One of
Israel, is knocking at our door Friday evening. We just welcome Him in and by
faith are aware of His Holy presence, and in His presence is FULLNESS of Joy.

The Word of God teaches that the end or goal of the commandment is love. The
Lord Jesus Christ, summarized the 10 commandments with 2, that we love G-d
with all our heart, and love our neighbor as ourselves. The first 4 commandments
tell us how to love God, and the remaining 6 tell us how to love our neighbor.

Is it really true that the church described in the book of Acts met on the first day of
the week and not the Sabbath as the 4th commandment, (not suggestion), instructs?
This tradition of the Pope, is carried on in churches with ignorance, deception,
assumption, thoughtlessness, and pride.

The scriptural and historical truth is that the Pope changed it in the 4th
century to honor the Sun God, Baal, and make the pagans happy. Pagans,
insisted everyone worship on Dies Solis, or Day of the Sun, to honor
Lucifer's sun god, AKA, Baal,

According to bible time reckoning, the day begins at evening. "And
the evening and the morning were the first day." (Gen 1:5, 8, 13, 19, 23, &

The Sabbath begins at sundown on FRIDAY and ends at sundown on Saturday.


SUNDAY IS THE FIRST DAY - the Pagan Sun god day - DEIS SOLIS - Day of the sun.

At sundown on Saturday, the First Day of the week begins. Since the time of
the apostles the L-rd's Supper, or Communion was held at or near the end of
the gathering and not at the beginning. The traditional way of ending the
Sabbath gathering of the believers was the Havdalla, or closing of the
Sabbath. This would be followed by the "L-rd's Supper" or Communion.
Therefore, if you asked the disciples when they celebrated the "L-rd's
Supper," since it was after the Havdalla, (close of Sabbath), they would tell
you the beginning of the First Day of the Week, which was right after sundown
on Sabbath. Anything occurring after the Havdalla, was the First Day
of the week, not the Lord's Day. The Lord's days is the seventh day, or Sabbath

In Acts we find the following verses which show when the church, before it
was paganized by the Pope in the 4th century, gathered for worship. Cleary
it was Sabbath when they gathered for worship because everyone worked
at their regular jobs on Sunday or the First day of the week. 

Acts 13:14 But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia,
and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down.
Acts 13:27 For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they
knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every
sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.
Acts 13:42 And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the
Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next
Acts 13:44 And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together
to hear the word of God.
Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him,
being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
Acts 16:13 And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side,
where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women
which resorted thither.
Acts 17:2 And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath
days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,
Acts 18:4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and
persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.
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 his speech until midnight.
In all the New Testament we have a record of only one religious meeting
held upon the FIRST day, and even this was a night meeting. (Acts

When we study and rightly divide the word of truth, we find in the details
of that one New Testament first day meeting IN FACT to be a profound

Confirmation that the Sabbath is the Seventh Day and NOT the First Day
and NOT Sunday. Anything after the Havdalah, or closing of the Sabbath, at
dark on Saturday night, is the first day of the week. In the church about which
we read in the book of Acts the communion service was held at the END
of the Sabbath gathering, right after Havdalah. Since communion was
right after Havdalah, at dark on Saturday, anything AFTER Havdalah (on Saturday
night) was the First day of the week. Remember, the day begins at evening,
according to bible time reckoning. Evening and morning the first day. The Saturday
evening communion right after Havdalah, Saturday night, was called the First day.

CAREFULLY observe 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 his speech until midnight.

UNDERSTAND that in the first century church gatherings that communion was right
after Havdalah, or closing of the Sabbath on Saturday night, we see that Paul
preached all night Saturday night, which is called the Evening of the First day.
Paul left during the daylight of that SAME First Day at which he began preaching
after Havdalah, after the communion the night before, beginning his preaching
right after communion communion, on Saturday night, which was the evening part
of the First Day - Paul left during the morning part of that SAME first day. Acts 20:11. 

Luke 4:16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and,
as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood
up for to read.

We see that Paul's (Acts 17:2) custom was the same as Yeshua's custom. They
obeyed the 4th Commandment and went to gather for prayer, fellowship in the
word, and worship on the Sabbath.
Col 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:
May I say, Don't let man judge you on this. Do it the way God said. Do it
the way Jesus and the apostles did. Don't let any man judge you on this.
Acts 5:29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to
obey God rather than men.

You will be blessed. The 4th commandment is still the 4th commandment. God
did not change it. Men may try to change it but it is part of the everlasting covenant.
Keep it and do exploits. Dan 11:32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant
shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong,
and do exploits.

The main god in almost all ancient pagan empires was the Sun God, Baal.
Sunday has always been the day that pagans worship the sun god, Baal.
During the 4th century the Sun God, Baal, "mysteriously" vanished, and Roman
"Christianity" began. This Roman "Christianity" was very different from that
practiced and taught by Yeshua, Jesus, and the first century apostles. In
reality it was a polluted, corrupt, "Christianity" which suddenly included
all of the Sun god rituals.

Many scriptures warn against worship and practice of the pagan rituals and
they particularly warned against the Sun God, Baal, worship and rituals.
Yeshua Messiah, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, had come and defeated Satan by
personally paying repentant man's death penalty for the transgression of
God's laws. He Himself had established those laws at the time of creation.
And yet in the 4th century, a great deception, brought in the dark ages,
with a blend of the worship of God and the worship of pagan gods,
particularly the Sun God, Baal. The Roman emperor, Constantine, the
Supreme Pontiff, officially proclaimed this mixture of pagan worship
with christian terms applied to be official state "Christianity" in the Roman Empire.

As the gospel spread throughout the nations; and the persecution of true
believers proved to be ineffective. Then Satan, the author of confusion, went back
to his original form of deception in the garden that worked so well with Adam and
Eve. That somehow we will be more like God by disobeying God's commandments?
Also promoting the lie that God does not or will not punish sin. That is Satan's
lie regardless how many preachers preach it and call themselves Christian, it is
still Satan's like. The devil has the copyright on that one.

The truth is that "sin is the transgression of the law" and that the penalty is death.

The celebrations including December 25th in honor of the Sun God, Baal, at the
winter solstice, and Easter, the solar observance of the spring equinox, attempted to
void the 1st commandment in the name of "Christianity". The graven images of pagan
deities were given "Christian" titles, and attempted to void the 2ndcommandment.
To say that "Christians" do not have to obey the commandments of G-d, is to take
the name of G-d in vain and violates the 3rd commandment. The Sunday observance
of "Deis Solis", the day of the sun, attempted to void the 4th commandment.

We say attempted because Messiah had proclaimed "till heaven and earth pass,
one jot or one title shall in no wise pass from the law." Yet, God has
always preserved a faithful remnant. And God's truth will emerge to, and
through, that faithful remnant, regardless of the pressure applied to make
the laws of God of no effect by the traditions of men.

The official recognition of sun worship in the Roman Empire began during the
time of Aurelian when he instituted the cult of "Sol invictus". In the year
307 A.D. Emperor Diocletian, a sun worshiper, was responsible for the
burning of scripture which made it possible for later emperors to formulate
their own version of "Christianity." These would always include the
violation of the 4th commandment with observance of "Deis Solis," the day of
the sun, or Sunday.

After Diocletian, Emperor Constantine, while claiming to be a Christian
maintained the title "pontiffus Maximus" the high priest of paganism. It is
interesting that the title "pontiffus Maximus," supreme pontiff, is a title
in a religion calling itself "Christian" today. Constantine's coins were
inscribed with: "SOL INVICTO COMITI", (Committed to the Invincible Sun).
During his reign pagan sun worship was blended with the worship of the
True God, and officially entitled "Christianity." The priests of the sun god,
Baal, were known as "Fathers." Sunday (Deis Solis), the day of the sun, was
considered by sun worshipers a sacred day of rest. December 25th was
celebrated as the birth of the sun, given birth by the "Queen of Heaven" -
"Mother of god." Up until the 4th century, none of these sun god, Baal,
practices and rituals could be found in the Christian faith. In the 4th
century, through confusion and manipulation, rituals of "sun worship" were
pronounced by followers of Satan to be "Christian" in nature.

Constantine ushered in the "Dark Ages," which continued under the iron
fisted rule of the "Supreme pontiff" of Roman "Christianity" until enough
brave men gave their lives that the Holy Bible, the written word of God,
could be translated into the language of the common man, and not just Latin.
The printing press of Gutenberg, printing the Holy Bible, in the language of
the common man, brought an end to the "Dark Ages."

The 4th commandment is found in Ex20:8 Remember the Sabbath day, to
keep it holy.

WARNING - one of the most sure ways of witnessing an explosion of a
religious spirit bound churchman is to ask "When did G-d change the 4th
commandment?" Let the Holy Spirit lead in sharing this important truth
that FEW will have ears to hear. It would also be good to have memorized
Matt. 5:11-12. Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you
and say all manner of evil against you falsely for My Sake. REJOICE, and be
exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they
the prophets which were before you.

There are 6 simple instructions to make the Sabbath a delight. We just take the Lord
at His word BY FAITH and believe that the King of Glory, the Lord of Sabaoth, the Lord
of Hosts, the Holy One of Israel, is at our door knocking at our door Friday evening.
We just welcome Him in and try to be aware of His presence and in His presence is

Rest from Work, Don't Require Others to Work, Stay Home,
Short Travel, No Shopping, Buying, or Selling, AND Don't Kindle Fires,

The ONE VERSE SPIRITUAL REALITY CHECK - Exo 31:13  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.
If you are born again then you are Israel and have the privilege to surname yourself
with His GREAT & Holy Name - ISRAEL - the name of the family of God.  
_________________ Israel - How do you like that?
By the time that Messiah had come the Sabbath Cop Pharisees had expanded those
6 simple instructions to make the Sabbath a delight to 1583 religiously enforced RULES,
some even having death penalty, and no one knew all the rules, and they made Sabbath
anything but a delight. Jesus really tore into the Sabbath Cops and Sabbath Sheriffs, with
some of His most strong rebukes. Therefore one job we try to avoid is the Sabbath Cop

SABBATH is special time with You and Yeshua. Part of what is special is that personal fellowship
and working things out between just you and Yeshua is part of what is Special and adds to
the delight of Sabbath.

Rest from Work, Don't Require Others to Work, Stay Home or Short Travel, No Shopping,
Buying or Selling, AND Don't Kindle Fires (Extra Effort to avoid any kind of strife - the tongue is a fire)

Many Bible Facts on the Sabbath Question

Concerning the Seventh Day - SABBATH means Rest from the Hebrew root
word H7673 or Seventh H7676. Sabbath means BOTH Seventh and/or Rest

WHY keep the Sabbath day? What is the object of the Sabbath? Who
made it? When was it made, and for whom? Which day is the true
Sabbath? Many keep the first day of the week, or Sunday. What Bible
authority do they have for this? Some keep the seventh day, or
Saturday. What Scripture do they have for that? Here are the facts
about both days, as plainly stated in the Word of God:

After working the first six days of the week in creating this
earth, God the Creator, rested on the seventh day. (Gen 2:1-3.)

This stamped the SEVENTH day as God's rest day, or Sabbath day, as
Sabbath day means! rest day, intermission day, or seventh day.
To illustrate: When a person is born on a certain day, that day thus
becomes his birthday. So when God rested upon the seventh day,
that day became His rest, or Sabbath, day.

Therefore the seventh day must always be God's Sabbath day. Can
you change your birthday from the day on which you were born to one
on which you were not born? No. Neither can you change God's rest
day to a day on which He did not rest. Hence the seventh day is
still God's Sabbath day.

The Creator blessed the seventh day. (Gen 2:3.)

God sanctified the seventh day. (Ex20:11.)

God made it the Sabbath day in the Garden of Eden. (Gen 2:1-3.)

The Sabbath was made BEFORE the fall, and is that SPECIFIC Command
of God FROM THE BEGINNING.  Gen 2:2-3 1 John 2:7

The Lord Jesus, Adonai Yeshua, says the Sabbath was made for man
(Mark 2:27), that is, for the human race, as the word man is here unlimited;
That means the Sabbath is for the Gentile as well as for the Jew.

The Sabbath is a memorial of creation. (Ex20:11; 31:17.) Every time
we rest upon the seventh day, as God did at creation, we commemorate
the great work of the Creator of heaven and earth.

The Sabbath rest was given to Adam, the first of the human race. (Mark 2:27;
Gen 2:1-3.) Adam is the representative of all races, the entire human race.
Therefore the Sabbath has nothing to do with the Jews, and should not be
considered a Jewish thing, it is a human thing, a special gift from the Creator
to His creatures, that KNOW Him, and regard Him as God. Acts 17:26 And hath
made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and
hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

Sabbath is not a Jewish institution, for it was made 2,300 years before there was
such a thing as a Jew. The Bible never makes Sabbath a Jewish thing. The bible
has no reference to "Jewish Sabbath" or "Christian Sabbath." Such terms may not
be found in the bible. Such terms are used and invented by men who want to
rationalize why they should not do what God has commanded. The bible always
refers to "the Sabbath of the Lord thy God." Men should be cautious how they
rationalize not doing what God has commanded. The Sabbath is God's holy rest day.

Clear reference is made to the Sabbath and the seven-day week through all the
bible history of the patriarchs. (Gen 2:1-3; 8:10, 12; 29:27, 28, etc.) The Sabbath
was a part of God's law BEFORE Jesus wrote the 10 commandments in STONE
for Moses on Mount Sinai. (Ex16:4, 27-29.) When the Lord, the I AM, Yeshua,
did write His Royal Law in STONE for Moses, He placed it in the heart of His moral
law. (Ex20:1-17) Why did He place it there if it was not like the other nine
precepts, which all admit are unchangeable and still in effect and still the right and
proper, and godly, and OBEDIENT thing to do. Why is only the observance of that
one called legalistic?

The seventh-day Sabbath was commanded by the voice of the living God. (Deut 4:12, 13.)
Then He wrote the commandment with His own finger. (Ex31:18.) He engraved it in
the enduring stone, indicating its unchanging nature to be the same as the other commands
of His Royal Law of LOVE, Life, and Liberty. (Deut 5:22.) The Sabbath was sacredly
preserved in the ark in the holy of holies, Deut 10:1-5, the same as the other nine. 

God forbids work on the Sabbath, even in the most pressing times. (Ex 34:21.)

God destroyed the Israelites in the wilderness because they profaned God's
Sabbaths. (Eze 20:12, 13.)

The Sabbath is the sign of the true God, by which we are to know Him from
false gods. (Eze 20:20.)

The Sabbath is the sign by which God recognizes His people an that His
people recognize they have the God who created heaven and earth and who
sanctifies them (Ex 30:13)

God promised that Jerusalem should stand forever if the inhabitants of Jerusalem
would keep the Sabbath. (Jer 17:24, 25.) God sent them into the captivity
in Babylon for breaking God's Sabbaths. (Neh 13:18) God destroyed Jerusalem
because they violated His Sabbaths. (Jer 17:27.)

God has pronounced a special blessing on all the Gentiles who will keep His
Sabbaths (Isa 56:6, 7.) Carefully read about Isaiah Chapter 56 which is what
The Lord Jesus Christ quoted the only time that He ever used violent force.

God has promised to bless all who keep His Sabbath. (Isa 56:2.)

The Lord requires us to call it "honourable." (Isa 58:13.) Those who would dare
even ignorance to call God's Sabbaths a derogatory "old Jewish Sabbath," or
"a yoke of bondage," or similar terms of derision should be warned.

A significant sign of the last days is that after God's holy Sabbath has been
trodden down "many generations," it is to be restored in the last days. (Isa 58:12, 13.)

All the bible prophets kept the seventh day. When the Son of God came, He kept
the seventh day all His life. It was the custom of Yeshua to be in the synagogue on
the Sabbath. (Luke 4:16; John 15:10.) Why do so many so-called Christians despise
following the example of the Lord Jesus Christ and His apostles?

The seventh day, NOT the first day, the seventh day is the Lord's day.
(Rev 1:10; Mark 2:28; Isa 58:13; Ex20:10.)

Jesus IS Lord of the Sabbath (Mark 2:28), that is, to love and protect it, as the husband
is the lord of the wife, to love and cherish her (1 Peter 3:6). Yeshua honored the
Sabbath as a merciful institution designed for man's good. (Mark 2:23-28.) Instead of
abolishing the Sabbath, He carefully taught how it should be observed. (Matthew 12:1-13.)
Yeshua taught His disciples that they should do nothing upon the Sabbath day but
what was "lawful." (Matthew 12:12.) Jesus instructed His apostles that the Sabbath
should be prayerfully regarded. (Matthew 24:20.) The pious women who had been
with Jesus carefully kept the seventh day after His death. (Luke 23:56.)

Thirty years after Christ's resurrection, the Holy Spirit expressly calls it "the Sabbath
day." (Acts 13:14.) Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles, called it the "Sabbath day"
in A.D. 45. (Acts 13:27.) Who would be so foolish as to think Paul did not know?
Why are the modern teachers followed, who teach AGAINST the Word of God, that
the Sabbath somehow mysteriously stopped being the Sabbath sometime after the
the resurrection of Christ? God did not change it. The truth is the Roman pope changed
it to honor the pagan sun god. Knowing that Jesus was Crucified on the day of
preparation, WEDNESDAY, Nissan 14, 30 AD is the only way that one may

perfectly harmonize the 4 gospel accounts is to know that Jesus was crucified
on Wednesday and Resurrected on Sabbath, Saturday. When it was yet
dark, which was Saturday night most likely, Mary found the tomb EMPTY.

Luke, who wrote the Book of Acts by the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, writing as late
as 62 A.D., calls it the "Sabbath day." (Acts 13:44.) The Gentile converts called it the
Sabbath. (Acts 13:42.) In the great Jerusalem Apostolic council, A.D. 49, of Acts 15, in
the presence of the apostles and many disciples, James calls it the "Sabbath day."
(Acts 15:21.)

It was customary to hold prayer meetings upon the Sabbath day. (Acts 16:13.) Paul
read the Scriptures in public meetings on the Sabbath day. (Acts 17:2, 3.) It was Paul's
custom, just as it was Jesus and all the apostles custom to be in synagogue on the
Sabbath day to preach. (Acts 17:2, 3.)

The Book of Acts alone gives a record of Paul holding eighty-four meetings on the
Sabbath day. (See Acts 13:14, 44; 16:13; 17:2; 18:4, 11.) There was never any dispute
recorded in the Holy Bible between the Christians and the Jews about the Sabbath day.
The Holy Bible gives overwhelming proof, and even the Roman Catholics agree, that
the Christians in Bible record still observed the same day that the Jews did. The Roman
Catholics are in fact very proud that their pope Changed God's Fourth Commandment.
The Roman Catholics often boast of this proof of the pope having the greatest religious
authority on earth and far greater than the very Word of God.

In all the slanders and false accusations against Paul, no one dared to ever consider
a charge that Paul would ever fail to keep holy and observe and regard the Sabbath day.
Paul so obviously kept the Sabbath day holy no one could consider that false charge. Paul
himself expressly declared that he had kept the law. "Neither against the law of the Jews,
neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar, have I offended any thing at all." That
could not be a true statement if Paul he had not kept the Sabbath.

The Sabbath is mentioned SIXTY times in the New Testament, and always with respect,
bearing the same title it had in the Old Testament, "the Sabbath day." Not a word is said
anywhere in the New Testament about the Sabbath's being abolished, done away,
changed, or anything of the kind.

God has never given permission to any man to work upon God's Sabbath day. By what
authority does anyone use the seventh day for common labor? The only true answer is the
Roman pope and other religious men who stand directly OPPOSED to the Word of God.

No Christian of the New Testament, either before or after the resurrection, ever did ordinary
work upon the seventh day. It is impossible to find one such example in the Holy Bible. Why
should we do differently from Bible Christians? There is no record that God has ever changed,
removed His blessing, or His sanctification, or His commandment to keep Holy the seventh day.
Just as the Sabbath was kept in the garden of Eden before the fall, you may be sure it will be
observed eternally in the new earth after the restitution. (Isa 66:22, 23.)

The seventh-day Sabbath was an important part of the law of God. God said so with His
own mouth. He wrote it with His own finger in stone at Mount Sinai. (See Ex20.) When Jesus
began His work, He expressly declared that He had not come to destroy the law. "Think
not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets." Matt 5:17. Yeshua strongly
condemned the Pharisees as hypocrites for pretending to love God, while at the same time
they made void one of the Ten Commandments by their tradition. The keeping of Sunday is
only a tradition of men, that makes void a commandment of God.

Forty Bible Facts Concerning the First Day of the Week or Sunday

The very first thing recorded in the Bible is work done on Sunday, the first day of the week.
(Gen 1:1-5.) This was done by the Creator Himself. If God made the earth on Sunday, can it be
wicked for us to work on Sunday? God commands men to work upon the first day of the week.
(Ex 20:8-11.) Is it wrong to obey God? According to the devil, the pope, and many hypocrites,
and those who have not studied the bible on the subject it is. As for me an my house we will
NOT follow the devil, the pope, and religious hypocrites. We will do what God said.

None of the patriarchs ever kept Sunday. None of the holy prophets ever kept Sunday. By the
express command of God, His holy people used the first day of the week as a common working
day for 4,000 years, at least. God Himself calls the first day a "working" day. (Eze 46:1.) God did
NOT rest upon Sunday. God NEVER blessed Sunday. Messiah did NOT rest upon the First day.
Jesus was a carpenter (Mark 6:3), and worked at His trade until He was thirty years old. He kept
the Sabbath and worked six days in the week, as all admit. Yeshua did many a hard day's work on

The apostles worked on Sunday during the same time. The apostles never rested on Sunday. 
Messiah NEVER blessed Sunday. The First Day has NEVER been blessed by any divine authority.
Sunday has NEVER been sanctified. No law was ever given to enforce the keeping of Sunday. It
is no transgression to work on Sunday. "Where no law is, there is no transgression." Romans 4:15.
1 John 3:4. The New Testament nowhere forbids work to be done on Sunday. There is no penalty
for violation of Sunday. There is NO blessing is promised for Sunday observance. There is NO
regulation given as to how the First Day ought to be observed. The First Day is NEVER called
the Christian Sabbath, or anything like that in the Holy Bible.

The First Day is NEVER called the Sabbath day at all. Sunday is NEVER called the Lord's day.
Sunday is NEVER called a rest day. No sacred title whatever is applied to the First Day. You tell
me why people call Sunday the Sabbath or rest day or holy day. I sure can not tell you, and there is
any way say that Sunday is a holy or rest day or Sabbath day. Sunday is simply called "first
day of the week." Jesus NEVER mentioned Sunday or the First Day in any way. The word Sunday
never occurs in the Bible at all. Neither God the Father, or the Lord Jesus Christ, nor men inspired
by the Holy Ghost ever said one word in favor of Sunday as a holy day.

The first day of the week is mentioned only twelve times in all the New Testament. Two in
Matthew,  three in Mark, one in Luke, two in John, two in Acts, one in 1 Corinthians and one
Philippians. Six of these refer to the same first day of the week. Paul directed the saints to
look over their secular affairs on the First Day. (1 Corinthians 16:2.)

In all the New Testament we have a record of only one religious meeting held upon that
day, and even this was a night meeting. (Acts 20:5-12.) And if one will rightly divide the word
of truth it is a profound Confirmation that the Sabbath is the Seventh Day and NOT the First
Day. That is a profound confirmation that the Sabbath is POSITIVELY NOT Sunday. Anything
after the Havdalah, or closing of the Sabbath, at dark on Saturday night, is the first day of the
week. In the church about which we read in the book of Acts, the communion service was held
at the END of the Sabbath gathering, right after Havdalah. So if one would ask when they had
communion it would be right after Havdalah, at dark on Saturday, or the First day of the week.
Remember, biblically, the day begins at evening according to bible time reckoning. Evening
and morning the first day. The Saturday evening communion right after havdalah, Saturday
Acts 20:7 and understand that in the first century church gatherings that communion was
right after Havdalah, or closing of the Sabbath on Saturday night, you sill see that Paul
preached all night Saturday night, which is called the Evening of the First day. Paul left 
during the daylight of that SAME First Day at which he began preaching after Havdalah, and
communion, on Saturday night which was the evening part of the First Day. Paul left during
the morning part of that SAME first day. Acts 20:11.  

There is not a hint that they ever held a meeting on Sunday before or after that, and one
can see Paul sailed the First Day, Sunday. It was not their custom to meet on the First 
day because everybody was busy working on the first day. There was no requirement
to break bread on that day. There is only one account just one time where that was done,
and the most likely reason that it was done is because it was still so close to the
Passover/Unleavened bread season. (Acts 20:6-7.) It is VERY clear that that one record
of a first day service was done in the night—after midnight. (Verses 7-11.)

Jesus celebrated PASSOVER, the Last Supper, on Tuesday evening (Luke 22), and the
disciples sometimes did a Passover Seder every day, and it is still done every day during
the season of Passover/Unleavened Bread to this very day by Messianic congregations.

The Bible NOT ONE TIME, nowhere, says that the first day of the week commemorates
the resurrection of Christ. This is a tradition of men, and is an error which which contradicts
the law of God, and the bible record. (Matt 15:1-9.) Baptism commemorates the death, burial,
and resurrection of Jesus. (Romans 6:3-5.)

Finally, the New Testament is totally silent with regard to any change of the Sabbath day
or any sacredness for the first day. The Bible is ABSOLUTELY Clear that the Sabbath, God's
Sabbath is the SEVENTH day commonly known as Saturday. The Bible ALSO MAKES IT
brief little summary of Bible FACTS regarding the Sabbath, there are approximately one
hundred plain Bible Facts showing and proving conclusively that the seventh day is the
Sabbath of the Lord in both the Old and New Testament. No one could find ONE Fact in
the entire bible to say otherwise. That is simply NOT possible.

What about you? As for me an my house we say AMEN Peter - Acts 5:29 Then Peter and
the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

The Following is provided Courtesy of Brother Jerry Golden

Jerry's Web Site - THE GOLDEN REPORT is in the LINKS Section of the GJiGT and here is the direct
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Jerry writes:

Pastor after Pastor explain why Sunday is their Sabbath, and it may well be their Sabbath, but it’s not
God’s. When there is absolutely not a single Scripture to back up the changing of God’s most Holy Day
“The Sabbath” to SUN day. In this REPORT we will simply discuss the Sabbath and in a very short
form how and why to observe it. Please understand that if you want to go to Church on Sun day or any
other day, that’s ok with me. In fact, I wish you’d go every day. When I am in the States and I preach
it’s more often than not on If such a bold statement coming from a Messianic Jew hasn’t frightened you
away already, possibly there is hope for you. sun day. But it’s not my Sabbath and it’s not God’s

To begin with Sabbath is the 7th day, Shabbat is the Hebrew word for Rest. When Jews meet each
other or when they leave each other on Friday night or Saturday they will always say Shabbat Shalom
“have a peaceful rest”. Gen. 2:1-3 God made a memorial to His Rest, in fact, God felt it so important
that He included it in His Ten Commandments. And we should read it: Ex. 20: 8-11 “Remember the
Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the
sabbath day of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, or thy son, not thy daughter, thy
manservant, not 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 is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore
the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. And we read again in Deut. 5:12 Keep the sabbath
day to sanctify it, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee.

There are two words that help us to understand the meaning of keeping the Sabbath. Remember and
Observe. “Remember” speaks to our inner thoughts of love and devotion. And “Observe” becomes
the avenue by which we express our feelings toward God. So in the Sabbath we have love and law,
feelings and observances, and devotion and obedience. One of the first things one notices in Israel, is
that the Sabbath is observed with delight, it is a great time of family and fellowship with friends and
neighbors. You will see more smiles on the faces than any other day. It’s not a burden; it’s not “Oh I
have to go to Church.” Mark 2:27 “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.

Yeshua declared himself “The Lord of the Sabbath,” He kept the Sabbath he was an observant Jew,
He in fact was the only one who lived a perfect life according to Jewish Law. No one else was able to
do it. He fulfilled the Law, He was perfect. He “Yeshua” Jesus the Holy One of Israel kept the
Sabbath, not the Sun day. But He was unhappy with the misguided teachings of many of the Rabbis of
that day, and would be today as well.

There is a simple answer to all of this. We should just do what God says and forget what some
Denomination say we should do. After all it is God we worship not the Baptist or Methodist Church or
any other Church for that matter.

Yeshua or Jesus?

Before going on with the Shabbat, I want to speak about “The Name”, and what I have to say may
surprise some. As you noticed in my Newsletters I use the name “Yeshua”. But do I have a problem
with the name “Jesus”? Absolutely not, I was saved under that name, I’ve seen God do great miracles
under that name, and you most likely have as well. But, if your name is Jack or Joe in English, when
you get to Israel your name does not change to Yockov or Yoseph. (The Jewish equivalent). God can
speak all known and un-known languages. God knows if you’re talking to Him, He knows your heart and
every thought. So who are we trying to impress, each other? We must get past all this superficial,
spiritual pride look at me attitude. Just get real with God, and yourself.

But to close this subject, I want to say this, surely God is pleased when we reach out to Him in truth,
and when we know the Messiah’s Name was Yeshua and we use it, I know that pleases God. So it’s
between you and God, not you and me, or you and anyone else. It is like accepting God’s Holiday that
He set aside, instead of the pagan ones, like Christ-Mass, or Easter. You somehow must realize this,
without Jewish Roots there is no Christianity, only a pagan form of it.

Now back to the Sabbath

Our lives are full of hurry up, and stress, bills, the need to succeed, to have more of everything, and
family problems. I have heard it said that life is about 10%, 10% & 80%, 10% is the pits, 10% great
joy, and 80% humdrum. And not full of God, as it should be. I don’t know if I agree with those
numbers, but they could be pretty close for most people. But my point is God knew we needed a
weekly time out, a time to rest “Shabbat” a time to reflect on God and to worship and praise Him. A
time for family away from the other six days that do us so much damage. The Sabbath is a gift from
God, it is a way to keep your sanity, and too keep your values in their proper perspectives. It is a gift
that leads us to a closer walk with our Creator. It is a way of ushering peace into our homes. It is your
responsibility to celebrate and preserve it.

How to celebrate the Sabbath

It seems that some “Christians” Have problems with such things as the lighting of candles, these same
“Christians” have no problems with a Christ-Mass Tree, or the Easter Bunny with a Basket full of Eggs.
But let’s take a look at this custom of the women of the house lighting the Candles just before the
Sabbath begins.

In ancient times, before clocks, they would blow the Shofar to say it is time to light the Candles for the
Sabbath just before dark on Friday night. As it is forbidden to start a fire on the Sabbath. So the
Women of the house has been chosen to light the candles, why you may ask? Because Eve, the first
mother, extinguished the light of eternal life by disobeying God’s command not to eat from the tree of
the knowledge of good and evil. Gen. 2:17 this tradition of lighting candles has continued through out
all the generations. There are two candles (White) should be lit. One represents “Creation” the other
“Redemption” they may also be symbolic of “Remember” and “Observe”. It is also good to remember
that God chose another mother Mary to bring forth the Light of the World. John 8:12.

The women of the house closes her eyes and covers them with her hands after lighting the candles,
when she opens them, her eyes are blessed by the lighted candles. By this we remember the
separation of darkness and the light of Creation. Gen. 1: 3-4 the candles are left to burn until the go out
by on their own. To the Believer this is a beautiful celebration setting on the Sabbath table each week,
It’s symbolic of Creation, which Sabbath celebrates, and Redemption – Yeshua the Light of the


Well I guess for all the good Baptist, this is where you get off. A goblet of wine is placed near the
candleholders on the table. The wine symbolizes life! The wine also symbolizes joy! And the goblet is
full. But more important it represents the shed blood of Yeshua. At this time a prayer called the
Kiddush is said, I will add this Kiddush at the end of this report.


Sabbath bread is called “Challah” (pronounced hal-la with a gutteral “ch”) that is a term used in the
Tenach (Old Testament) for new dough. Which was a requirement to be represented as a “gift unto
the Lord” (Num. 15:17-21) The bread is braided, like folded arms, meaning you can’t work with folded
arms, you are at rest. In Leviticus 24:5-9 you will discover the law that loaves of bread be placed on
the Alter before the Lord. According to verse 8 this was to be done on the Sabbath as a sign of an
everlasting covenant between God has His people Israel. In the Tabernacle the twelve loaves were
called face bread, meaning that it bought us to a face to face relationship with God. It meant fellowship
with the Almighty. There are two loaves placed on the table, symbolic of the double portion of manna
which God provided every Friday Night in the 40 years in the wilderness.

The bread is covered under a special covering, it is symbolic of the dew the Israelites had when they
woke in the desert, and were reminded again that God always provides. This all comes home to
Believers when we realize that the Messiah said; “I am the bread of life” John 6:48.

Well I could go on and on, but I will just enclose the Kiddush, it is a short abbreviated one but one
easy for a beginner to follow.

Friday Night Kiddush

I have been asked to help in putting together a Friday Night Kiddush (Friday Night Service) that is
preformed in every Jewish home in the world. So what follows is a basic one that anyone could follow.
It might be interesting to note that all the early Believers did this as well, until the Catholic made it illegal
to do it.

If Yeshua HaMashiah, (Jesus the Messiah) were to be with you in the flesh this Friday night at sundown.
The following is what He would want you to do. Because Jesus did Kiddush or one much like it, every
Friday night of His life here on earth. When the sun goes down on Friday night, the Sabbath begins.

The Lady of the house lights the two candles, they represent Creation and Redemption. She recites
the following. (This is the Messianic Version)

Baruch ata Adonai Elahainu Melech Ha-Olam Asher Kidshanu Votav, Vtzibanu L’hiyoht Or Lagayim V’
natan Lanu Yeshua Mishikanu Or La Olam.

Blessed are you, O Lord our God, Ruler of the universe Who sanctified us by Your commandments,
and commanded us to be a light for the nations and gave us Yeshua our Messiah, the light of the world.

We now sing the “Shema”

Sh’ma Yisreal, Adonai Elohainu, Adonnai Achad.

Hear O’ Israel the Lord, God is One God.

Sing it three times

Blessing over the wine, or if you prefer grape juice.

Baruch Ata Adonai Elohainu Melech Ha-Olam Borai Pri Ha-Gafin.

Blessed art Thou, Lord or God, King of the Universe, Who creates the fruit of the vine.

Blessing over the Bread

Baruch Ata Adonai Elohainu Melech Ha-Olam Ha-Motzi Lehem Min Ha-Aretz.

Blessed art Thou, Lord our God, King of the Universe, Who brings forth bread from the earth.

The Lady covers her head with a scarf when lighting the candles, with her eyes closed, the Jewish men
wear a Kippah, (Yamake)

The Rabbi says, the Sabbath does not begin until the women opens her eyes. Legally it begins when
you can count three stars. But, when the sun goes down it is Sabbath (Saturday)

For those who do this, they will notice it pleases God. The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the
Sabbath. So there is no bondage in doing this, it is an act of love towards the Creator. It says to God,
thank you for the Sabbath Father.

Shabbat Shalom,
Jerry Golden


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