The word sabbath is not a time sensitive word. The Lords day is the last day. After the last trump. . the voice of God. "Come up" .
Revelation 1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
Whenever we mix the temporal things seen with the unseen faith of Christ we have in effect entered his rest.
It is him who works in us to both will and do the good pleasure so that we can rest .We rest anytime when we are yoked with Him. He says as long as today is today (under the Sun)
If there is no mixing of the things seen and hear with the unseen eternal . . . no rest no gospel
Hebrews 4 King James Version (KJV) Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
That is how we enter his sabbath. Not be not eating and not working .That a different kind of rest.
The ceremonial law is sign to the whole world it teaches us of getting the gospel out called the fast. It was not a day set aside to vegetate and sleep all day and freeze .
One person did not obey the law and gathered firewood on the day .The day they were to go out and do the work of sharing the gospel. Twice as much was to be prepared on day prior to the sabbath. He was not faulted for trying to keep warm . When the manna stopped . The tradition changed.
And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered sticks upon the sabbath day. And they that found him gathering sticks brought him unto Moses and Aaron, and unto all the congregation. And they put him in ward, because it was not declared what should be done to him. And the Lord said unto Moses, The man shall be surely put to death: all the congregation shall stone him with stones without the camp. Numbers 32-35
Many have turned that into permission to not get the gospel out. But makes it a relaxing sport filled day or some other activity that has nothing to do with the gospel according to the true fast .(sharing the manna gospel)
The requirement for getting the gospel out included cooking the manna the day before so that they would have food to share to represent the gospel.
Again the manna stooped . Three kosher meals on the day they are drawn out to bring the good news it had become the new standard .
For some reason those who paraphrased the new testament changed the non time sensitive word rest (sabbath into week. A word that was not even in the Greek language at the time the new testament was penned . .
The comparison of the two men in that parable .One was bragging he only ate two of the three allowable kosher meals on the sabbath day... the same day (Not week) he brought the tithes.
Changing the word rest into week to me stands out like a sore thumb . Again losing the value of the word rest.
Luke 18:12I fast twice in the week,I give tithes of all that I possess.
The word sabbath does not mean "week" it mean "rest".
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