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Monday, May 21, 2007

The Substance of the Sabbath (pt.2)

Intro | Part 1 | Part 2

"No Weeds in Eden"

For so many years Israel had tried as hard as she could to be righteous, but she failed because she could not overcome the battle with her sinful nature. We're not so different. Our sinful nature is like weeds in a garden that keep growing back -- no matter how hard we try to cut them and pull them out, they keep growing back. But it was not always like this. There were no weeds in Eden! Things like thorns and thistles came as the result of sin.
To Adam he said, "..."Cursed is the ground because of you;
through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.
It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food..." (Genesis 3:17-18 NIV)

What does this have to do with "Sabbath"? Well, take a minute to think about it. What if there were no weeds, no thorns, no thistles? What if you never had to "toil"? What if you never had to work "by the sweat of your brow"? It's hard to imagine, isn't it? We are so accustomed to hard work, toil and sweat that we can scarcely imagine such a life without them. That would be paradise, you say, and you would be right!

It would be Eden.

Before sin came, Adam and Eve did not know toil, sweat, thorns and thistles. The ground did not resist them! They did not even have to do any "watering" in that garden because "mist came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground" (Gen.3:7). This begs the question, "So what did Adam and Eve do for work?"

We ought to honestly admit we don't know. It is beyond the scope of our imagination to guess what such a blissful existence would be like. All of our lives have been spent living under the curses of sin. Our entire concept of "work" is born under the curse.

Now how does this affect our understanding of Sabbath? Look again at the command:
"Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates." (Exodus 20:8-10)

Question, then: How in the world would this apply to Adam and Eve before sin?

* They didn't have "work" to "rest" from! Their whole lives were "rest"!
* They didn't have servants!
* They didn't have animals working for them!
* They didn't have "strangers" who might work within their gates!


In fact, if we look at all of the Biblical commands for how to "keep the Sabbath", a startling contrast becomes visbile. Imagine with me, for a moment, that we're hanging out with Moses, and we're going to take a trip back in time, back to sinless Eden. Moses is going to interview Adam, reading from the Law about "how to keep the Sabbath".

Moses: Hello Adam, thank you for letting me interview you today.

Adam: Thank you, Moses. I'm glad you could come to Eden.

Moses: Well, let's get started. How do you keep the Sabbath day?

Adam: The what? Sab-ith? What is it?

Moses: (checking notes) ...aah, I see. My apologies, the name "Sabbath" doesn't appear in Scripture until Exodus 16:23. Okay, it's the seventh day. How do you keep the seventh day?

Adam: Keep it? Is it going somewhere?

Moses: Let me read a few requirements... Don't bake, don't boil; stay where you are on the seventh day, don't go out. (Exodus 16:23-30)

Adam: Go out? Of the Garden? Where would I go? Bake? Boil? What do those mean?

Moses: You don't cook your food? Ah, I see. Okay, well... "Don't do any work -- neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien living within your gates." (Exodus 20:8-11 & Deuteronomy 5:12-15)

Adam: We don't have any children yet. Manservant? Maidservant? Alien? What are those? Are they animals? Did I miss naming a few?

Moses: "On the seventh day do not work, so that your ox and your donkey may rest and the slave born in your household, and the alien as well, may be refreshed." (Exodus 23:12)

Adam: You make these animals work? What kind of people are you?! We don't make animals work in Eden, in fact, we don't...

Moses: "Six days you shall labor, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even during the plowing season and harvest you must rest." (Exodus 34:21)

Adam: Plowing? What's that?

Moses: Nevermind. "Do not gather wood on the Sabbath. Do not light a fire in any of your dwellings on the Sabbath day." (Numbers 15:32-36 & Exodus 35:1-3)

Adam: Wood? You mean from trees? What is fire?

Moses: Ahhh. Not yet, I see. Okay, moving on... "There are six days when you may work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a day of sacred assembly." (Leviticus 23:3)

Adam: Sacred assembly?

Moses: Yes, in God's presence. Don't you meet with God on Saturdays?

Adam: Uh, yeah, we meet with God every day! See the Guy over by the tree?

Moses: Right, right. "Do not let your feet break the Sabbath, do not do as you please. Do not go your own way or speak idle words." (Isaiah 58:13-14)

Adam: Go my own way? Are you talking about leaving Eden again? Why do you keep thinking of doing that?

Moses: "Do not buy, sell, or market wheat or grain on the Sabbath. Don't sell sandals, either. Don't tread winepresses, load grain or other things on donkeys and sell it later." (Nehemiah 10:31, 13:15-18, Jeremiah 17:27 & Amos 8:5-6)

Adam: Sandals? What are sandals? And I already told you, we don't mistreat our animals here. Buying food? Selling food? Buying with what? And why when we can eat everything here for free, except...

Moses: Hey Adam, this is serious stuff. We were told that "Anyone who desecrates the seventh day must be put to death; whoever does any work on that day must be cut off from his people. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day must be put to death." (Exodus 31:14-16)

Adam: Wow, that sounds serious. You know, God told us the same thing about the Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil! If we eat its fruit, we will die!

It seems that every "Sabbath" prohibition would have been unnecessary in Eden. They lived in perpetual "Sabbath"! And every command to observe or assemble or be in the Lord's presence, all of these they naturally did with Him every day. Even further, the penalties for breaking the Sabbath are the same penalties that God promised Adam and Eve if they took the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil.

Now that we look at it, doesn't it seem like on "Sabbath days" that God was having the Israelites act like they were living in sinless Eden? Every Saturday, the Israelites would not use fire, would not make their animals work, and would abstain from labor -- labor that to us all is defined by sweat and toil, which are the result of the curse from Adam's sin.

The Hebrew sense of the word "remember" conveys the feeling of more than just a mere recollection of a memory. "Remember" to the Hebrews meant re-enacting, participating in, and in a sense, re-living. This is why we do the Lord's Supper "in rememberance" of Jesus. And this is why the Israelites "remembered" the deliverance from Egypt by re-enacting the night before the plague of the firstborn -- eating lamb and unleavened bread with their cloaks tucked into their belt and sandals on their feet.

Likewise, every Saturday the Israelites "remembered" the rest that mankind had in Eden, and acted like there was no curse. But this whole practice of "Sabbath" was not only to remember distant, long-gone memories. No!

God was pointing Israel back... to the future!

(to be continued in Part 3)

12 Comments:

  • At May 23, 2007 2:04 AM, Anonymous Roseline said…

    Genesis2:2,3, By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from al the work of creating that he had done.

    The purpose of Sabbath was really to provide the Israel a legal chance and status to rest after six days work.

    Sabbath should be "relaxing", "resting", "free from burdens of work", that it should not be another heavy yoke.

    The meaning of Sabbath is not fulfilled, even if someone observe a virtue Sabbath, without ensurance of "burderns being lifted up".

    In contrast, if one is observing Sabbath as fulfillment of religious duty, it doesn't lead man to any way.

    The analogy of the "tree of wisdom" and "sabbath" could be difficult. (I find it difficult, perhaps you will like to explain more...) The comparative theory and perceptions might be arguable.

    Good analogy of the interview in Eden though :-)

    The yoke that pro-Sabbath (physically) observer carry, seems to be a great burde in your heart. Hope that when we meet up one day, you will share with me the stories when you were an Adventist.

    The challenge of Sabbath observing, and yoke of the law do not only lies in the cult, or extreme Christianity. The thought is carpeting the floor of many main streams, even the independent denominations.

    頑張ってください。

     
  • At May 23, 2007 11:05 PM, Anonymous Ramone said…

    Hi Rose,

    The purpose of Sabbath, according to Paul in Colossians 2:16-17, was to point people to Jesus Christ. He called Sabbath a "shadow" of Jesus Christ. In Hebrews 10:1, the same term is used to describe the sacrifices. Just like Jesus was the Lamb of God, Jesus is also the Sabbath-rest of God. We "rest from our works" in Jesus Christ -- He is our peace with God, He is our righteousness, and in Him all works necessary for our salvation are finished.

    There are many different ideas about what Sabbath "should be" and "shouldn't be", but in most Christian churches, these ideas are not based on the Bible. No one except Jews keep the Sabbath according to what the Bible says.

    Study all of the Biblical rules for "keeping the Sabbath", and you'll find that all of the rules for Sabbath-keeping would have made no sense in Eden. They were living in perpetual Sabbath-rest.

    Study the penalties for breaking the Sabbath of Israel, and you'll notice that it directly compares to two things. The penalties for Sabbath-breaking are identical not only to eating the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, but they are also identical for the penalties for ignoring the circumcision command. The Biblical language and rules about circumcision and Sabbath are identical.

    This is the reason that you don't see "Sabbath" commanded in the New Testament, and you don't hear guidelines on how to keep it, etc. In Acts 15, the apostles said that it was not necessary for Gentiles to be circumcised. This effectively fixed the Sabbath issue. "Sabbath" was only given to the nation of Israel. "Sabbath" meant nothing if you were not part of "the circumcision." Circumcision was the entrance sign to the Old Covenant, and Sabbath was the perpetual sign of the Old Covenant. By removing the entrance sign, the perpetual sign of the Old Covenant was also removed.

    I hope this explains some things. If you click on some of the links above in the "links" section, you can read simple Bible studies about Sabbath and the two Covenants.

    I hope to get working soon on Part 3 of this series, about the forward-looking aspect of the Old Covenant Sabbath day. The Sabbath day was part of a cycle, and it had a few other meanings, all of which pointed forward to the coming Messiah, who said:

    "Come to Me, and I will give you rest."

    Hebrews 4:3 says that because we believe in Jesus, we have entered God's rest. 4:7 says that we can enter His rest "today" (not a specific day of the week, but ANY day). And the same chapter says that this rest--which we may enter any day--is the "Sabbatismos", the "Sabbath-rest". This rest is ours in Jesus Christ. We needn't wait for a day. We needn't worry about keeping a day in order to attain this rest. The day was a shadow; the reality is Jesus Christ.

    Blessings in Jesus, in the Light!
    Ramone

     
  • At January 03, 2012 3:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It's too bad that in leaving the SDA church, it looks like you've also given up on some of the truth of the bible.

    Adam and Eve did work in the garden, contrary to what you've written. Before they sinned they had to "dress" the garden, and "till" the garden.

    If you look up the Hebrew word, it's the same word as labour in Ex. 20:9 "abad".

    Six days shall you "labour" and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath.

    Did God expect Adam and Eve to labour "abad" seven days a week in the garden? To say they were in Eternal rest is not true. They had to work. Look up the word abad, it's Strongs 5647, it's used in Gen. 2:5 before God created man, there was no man to "till" the garden. The word till is abad. There was no man to work the garden.

    Sure, Christ is our Spiritual rest, but we are still human, flesh. Jesus said the Sabbath was made for man. The word man means humans, mankind.

    The idea that the Sabbath wasn't a command in the garden because it wasn't stated in Genesis, makes as much sense as saying that murder wasn't a sin because there was no command written prior to Cain murdering Abel.

    Paul plainly says that we are not justified by law keeping. That the law only shows us what sin is. It was never a means for salvation.

    Rom 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law [is] the knowledge of sin.

    Yet, just one chapter before he says that only the doers of the law will be justified.

    Rom 2:13 (For not the hearers of the law [are] just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

    This is so simple, why does most of Christendom refuse to see the truth.

    We are not justified by the law, but Christ will not justify anyone who doesn't try to obey the law.

    Ramone, I think you've made a wise step leaving the SDA cult. But just because the SDA's worshiped Ellen White and the Sabbath, doesn't mean the Sabbath is done away.

    The law should not be worshiped. This was a big problem with the Jews. The law had one purpose, to show us what sin is.

    Paul himself said that if there had been a law given that could give Eternal life, then righteousness would be by the law.

    Gal 3:21 [Is] the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.

    The fact is, the purpose of the law was never to give eternal life. It was to show what sin is, and after we broke the law, all it does now is show us that we are sinners in need of a Saviour. Jesus the Christ.

    I try to keep the law, not for salvation, not for eternal life, but because I don't want to sin.

    I try to keep the Sabbath not for salvation, but because I don't want to sin.

    I'm not worried about all the do's and don'ts of the old covenant, or the do's and dont's that man has placed on the Sabbath. I rest on the Sabbath realizing the fact that it pictures that I rest in Christ.

    Christ is the rest that God gave us from the foundation of the world, for he is the lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

    He is that Spiritual rest that we picture when we physically rest.

    Belonging to a cult, or any physical organization is a burden.

    I belong to no religious group.

    I physically rest on the Sabbath picturing the Spiritual rest I have in Christ.

    Feel free to e-mail any time

    Kevin McMillen
    KLJCMC@COMCAST.NET

     
  • At January 03, 2012 1:13 PM, Blogger Ramone said…

    Thanks for taking the time to comment, Kevin.

    Whatever Hebrew words are used in Genesis, the third chapter makes clear that "work" before sin and after sin is a very different thing. "Work" after sin involves sweat, thorns, the ground resisting you and more. Trying to define what "work" was before sin in the Garden is like trying to describe the Promised Land while living in Egypt. The rest of Christendom refuses to see what you call "truth" because they can only see Christ, that He is their righteousnes, their Promised Land and their Sabbath-Rest.

    Bless you in His love!
    Ramone

     
  • At January 06, 2014 10:53 PM, Anonymous Kevin McMillen said…

    Ramone said:

    "The rest of Christendom refuses to see what you call "truth" because they can only see Christ, that He is their righteousnes, their Promised Land and their Sabbath-Rest."


    You claim they see Christ, but do they?

    Remember Jesus said:

    Matt. 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’


    Here we have people who claim to "see Christ" as you put it. Who claim to have done many wonderful works in his name, but he tells them he never knew them. Why didn't he know them? Because they practiced lawlessness or in the Greek anomia which means against law.

    They are against law.

    Today we have at least two groups of people who claim to "see Christ" one group who keep the seventh day Sabbath and YHVH's Feast days as commanded in the law, and another group that says the old law is done away and a new law has been given.

    Which group do you think Christ says get away from me you who are against law (anomia)?


    Kevin McMillen

     
  • At January 06, 2014 11:19 PM, Blogger Ramone said…

    Hi Kevin!

    The apostles saw that the feast of the law (including Sabbath) were shadows fulfilled by Christ (Col.2:16, etc.).

    The "lawlessness" that Christ spoke of in Matthew 7 is not failure to adhere to the shadows of the old covenant law.

    In the context of Matthew 7, Christ was talking about the hypocrisy and practices of judging others done by the religious in that day-- people who definitely kept the feasts better than any living person does today, yet who were ferocious wolves inside.

    As Christ said elsewhere, they were focusing on straining out gnats but swallowing camels; they were tithing from every tiny mint in their homes, but neglecting "the weightier matters of the law" which He said are mercy and justice.

    Over and over throughout the gospels when Christ talks of His judgment, it is not for failure to obey the ceremonies or feasts of the old covenant law, but rather for neglecting love, justice and mercy. This is because the feasts and ceremonies pointed to Him who was to come--the Messiah. After the Light has come, we live in the light instead of in the shadows, for the shadows have been swallowed up by the substance, by the light.

    This is why the law we are to follow is "love one another as I have loved you"; what Paul calls "the law of Christ" and expands as "carry each other's burdens."

    Bless you in His love!

     
  • At January 10, 2016 1:47 AM, Anonymous Kevin McMillen said…

    Ramone said: "The apostles saw that the feast of the law (including Sabbath) were shadows fulfilled by Christ (Col.2:16, etc.)."



    Really? Are you quite sure that's what Col. 2:16,17 says? Maybe you had better look again remembering that Colossians was written 30 years after the cross.


    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:

    Col 2:17
    Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ

    Notice that Paul around 60ad said that these things "are" (present tense) shadows of things to "come" future tense.

    God's sabbath and his feast days all picture (shadow) God's plan of salvation for mankind which has not been completely fulfilled yet. How can I prove that the complete fulfillment is still future and wasn't completed at the cross?

    Luk 22:15
    And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:

    Luk 22:16
    For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.


    According to Jesus' very own words even the Passover, the very first of God's feasts after the sabbath hasn't been completely fulfilled and it won't be fulfilled until the Kingdom of God.


    I suggest you take the time to read a very good book on the subject, it's titled "The Thread, God's Appointments With History" by Ronald L. Dart

    You can find it at this link:

    http://www.protorah.com/the-thread-by-ronald-l-dart/


    I would suggest you skip ahead to the back of the book (page 249) first and read the Appendix 2 "In Defense of the Holy Days" where Ron Dart goes over the Col. 2:16,17 argument in detail.


    Kevin McMillen
    Morgantown, WV
    kljcmc@comcast.net

     
  • At February 05, 2016 11:15 PM, Anonymous Kevin McMillen said…

    It is my belief that most people would like an easy, comprehensive explanation of God's laws, which is why I decided to write this. There are way too many books and articles that, while they may be very good and accurate, they are just too confusing and some are intentionally so.

    When God created man, didn't he have every right to tell man what was sin? What was evil? What was a transgression? Or did man have to, in some way, agree (make a covenant) to obey all of God's commands? A covenant is an agreement between two or more party's. The fact is that God didn't have to enter into any covenant in order to give man laws and commands. His being God, our Creator, gives him the right to declare what his creation is to obey.

    The bible, in the creation story, does not tell us what God's laws or commands were, but the fact that there was sin (Gen. 4:7, 18:20, 20:9), evil (Gen. 6:5 8:21), wickedness (Gen. 6:5, 39:9),and corruption (Gen. 6:11) shows that God had indeed given man laws and commands. It would not be right for God to declare anyone a sinner, evil, wicked, or corrupt if he never told them what he expected of them. As said earlier, until God dealt with Israel, there is no recorded list of the laws of God, but it is evident that they existed. Galatians 3 gives us an important glimpse at why God gave his laws to Israel. Galatians 3 speaks of the Covenant (agreement) of Promise that God made with Abraham:

    Gal. 3 18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave
    it to Abraham by promise.

    God promised Abraham that Jesus would come through his lineage. The Covenant of Promise was not conditional, God didn't tell Abraham "IF" you and your children continue to obey me"! That Covenant was of Promise, it was unconditional. 430 years later things changed.

    Gal. 3 19 Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions,

    The bible says "because of transgressions" the law was added. How could there be transgressions if there were no laws or commands? There had to be laws in existence, they just weren't a condition of the original Covenant of Promise. Remember that sin is the transgression of the law:

    1 John 3 4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the
    transgression of the law.

    Also, where there is no law there is no transgression:

    Rom 4 15 Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no
    transgression.

    So there had to be a law in existence for Israel to have transgressed. The law just wasn't a part of the original Covenant of Promise nor could it be added to the original covenant/agreement according to:

    Gal. 3 15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's
    covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.

    While as Paul explains you can't legally add to an existing covenant, God could "ADD" another covenant alongside the Covenant of Promise containing a condition to obey his laws.



    continued on next post

     
  • At February 05, 2016 11:15 PM, Anonymous Kevin McMillen said…

    cont.


    Since God is "adding" this "because of transgressions" according to Gal. 3:19 it only makes sense that the laws that God added were the very laws that were being broken or transgressed. So logically, every law given was given because Israel had been already breaking/transgressing that law. Laws which had to have been in existence before Mt. Sinai. Laws such as the Sabbath, Feasts, clean and unclean meat, all these were added because Israel was transgressing them, along with the other laws given at Sinai. This is the only logical conclusion that one can make.

    This "added" covenant, the Mt. Sinai covenant, was conditional. God would bless Israel only if they obeyed his laws. Jesus, the Seed would still come through Abraham's lineage, this covenant was unbreakable, but this added covenant could be broken, and the bible shows that it was indeed broken:

    Jer. 11 10 They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, which refused to
    hear my words; and they went after other gods to serve them: the house of Israel and
    the house of Judah have broken my covenant which I made with their fathers.

    This "added" covenant was only until the "Seed should come" which the Covenant of Promise promised:

    Gal. 3 19 Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions,
    till the seed should come to whom the promise was made;

    Now we are under the New Covenant in Jesus Blood:

    Luke 22 20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament
    in my blood, which is shed for you.

    The only condition in this covenant is belief/faith in Jesus. It is still a transgression to break any of God's laws, which have been shown to have existed from the earliest times of mans existence here on earth. Breaking God's law or sinning doesn't nullify this New Covenant in Jesus' Blood. If we do sin (break God's law) we are told that if we confess them that Jesus would forgive us.

    This is the reason why God's Sabbath, Feast days, etc. are still to be kept by Christians. Not because we are covenant bound to keep them but because it is a sin/transgression if we don't keep them. We are saved only by the shed blood of Jesus the mediator of the New Covenant, not because of any law keeping.



    Kevin McMillen
    Feb. 4,2016

     
  • At February 06, 2016 4:08 AM, Blogger Ramone said…

    Wow. That's quite a lot of writing!

    Short reply: If the laws had already existed (particularly the feasts), then they could not be "added" later. The whole exercise of what you wrote seems to be an effort to nullify the word Paul wrote, "added." It's like saying that if 0 + 5 = 5, therefore 5 already existed before 0 did. Doesn't quite make sense.

    Especially considering that feasts such as Passover (etc.) were based on events that happened during the exodus from Egypt. Israel could not have been breaking these prior to the events they were based on and the commanding of their observance.

    I understand that you believe the feasts are necessary and important, however the NT witnesses multiple times to their fulfillment and the release of believers from these shadows. I write about Jesus, and point to Him—the Light—but you have written many words to point me back to the shadows? No thanks! Their substance was found in Christ. Now that the Light has come, I don't walk in shadows anymore.

     
  • At May 25, 2016 12:39 AM, Anonymous Kevin McMillen kljcmc@comcast.net said…

    Your whole comment on Passover proves that you haven't a clue and remain unwilling to understand the truth when presented to you.

    You think the Passover was based on events that happened at the Exodus? What a laugh. The events that happened at the Exodus were based upon God's salvation plan for mankind.

    Christ is our Passover Lamb, the Lamb slain from before """THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD"""".

    As long as you believe that the Sabbaths and Feasts were only relevant for Israel you'll only have a superficial understanding of the bible.

    Read this:

    1Co 10:11
    Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.


    Until you understand that God's dealing with Israel was merely an acting out of his plan of salvation for all of mankind, you'll never understand the bible.

    Israel was enslaved - mankind is enslaved by sin
    Israel needed a Passover lambs blood - Mankind needs Jesus' blood
    Israel needed to come out of sin/egypt/leaven - mankind needs to come out of sin
    Israel had seven weeks of harvest - God has allotted mankind seven thousand years a day for a year.
    Israel's firstfruit harvest was reaped on Pentecost - Jesus will resurect the firstfruits at his coming
    Israel had a festival of blowing trumpets at the beginning of the seventh month - Christ will return at the last trump at the beginning of the 7th thousand years of mankind on earth.
    Israel had a day when the High Priest made atonement for the nation - Jesus will make atonement for us to God
    Israel has a seven day period when they dwelt in temperary dwellings - mankind has been given 7,000 as a whole to live in physical temperary bodies awaiting our permanent home.
    Israel had a final eighth day celebration - mankind will finally be in God's Kingdom after going through this physical world.


    Read this book if you want to learn about what God is really doing down here on earth:
    https://docs.google.com/viewerng/viewer?url=http://www.protorah.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/The-Thread-Gods-Apointments-with-History-Ronald-L-Dart.pdf

     
  • At June 23, 2016 9:46 PM, Blogger Ramone said…

    Friend, I've got a lot going on here and little time to debate. And since your reply devolved into being condescending, I question whether further involvement in replying on my part would be beneficial to either of us. Peace to you in Jesus.

     

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