Daily Devotional, Year 3 – September 1 (Add Thou Not! Part 4: “Which Day Is The Sabbath?”)

By admin On March 20th, 2017

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 “Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – September 1

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Add Thou Not! Part 4: “Which Day Is The Sabbath?”

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“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 

Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 

But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God…

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.

Exodus 20:8-11

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Here is the 4th Commandment.

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The problem is, most Christians don’t know what to do with it!

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Ten Commandments National Museum of Scotland wikimedia share-alike license

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DIFFERING OPINIONS

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Oh yes, some will say that the 7th Day Sabbath is still in force.https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ten_Commandments_marker_in_front_of_Dixie_County_Courthouse.JPG

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Others say that it has been changed to Sunday.

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Still others say that it is actually speaking of the spiritual rest which Believers enjoy.

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And still others say that Sunday is now the Lord’s Day, spoken of in Revelation Chapter 1.

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Ten Commandments – Wikimedia – Share-alike License 4.0

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Well, God is not the Author of confusion.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svg 

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So then, why is there so much confusion surrounding this much controverted day of worship?

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Well, just why God seemed to have made this issue rather murky is not fully understood. 

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Question Marks – At a loss – svg – Wikimedia Commons – Share-Alike License

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SOLA SCRIPTURA! (SCRIPTURE ONLY!)

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But one thing is for sure!http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpg

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Anytime we encounter a cloudy issue in the Bible, the Bible is the only way out of that confusion!

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In other words, the Bible is the supreme Judge and final Arbiter of all biblical disputations!

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Holy Bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Lic.

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“I HAVE ESTEEMED THE WORDS OF HIS MOUTH MORE THAN MY NECESSARY FOOD”

Job 23:12

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Now, in order to finally arrive at truth, all truth-seekers must first embrace the Bible as God’s infallible Word of truth.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Full_Book_of_Isaiah_2006-06-06.jpg

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Anything less will only render us as “a wave of the sea, driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. ” James 1:6-8

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Here above, this passage warns us against being an unstable, “double-minded man!”

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Book of Isaiah – Wikimedia – C.C. Share-alike License

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A CURE FOR DOUBLE-MINDEDNESS?

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So how do I overcome this double-mindedness?https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_100326-N-4774B-066_Chaplain_Lt._Jason_Gregory_reads_bible_verses_on_the_weather_deck_aboard_the_guided-missile_cruiser_USS_Bunker_Hill_(CG_52).jpg

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Listen to the Prophet, Jeremiah…“Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and Thy Word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by Thy name, O LORD God of hosts.” Jeremiah 5:16

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This above Spirit in Jeremiah is the same Spirit which must rule the heart of each and every true worshiper of God!

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US Navy – Chaplain Lt. Jason Gregory reads Bible on weather deck – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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“IT IS WRITTEN…”

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%22However_pressing_his_duties_STM2-c_James_Lee_Frazer_always_finds_time_to_read_a_few_chapters_from_his_Bible_each_day._I_-_NARA_-_520675.jpg

Even Jesus walked through this world by the leading of God’s Word.

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He met all spiritual oppositions by countering with an, “It is written”!

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And so, for those who desire to come to the knowledge of the truth regarding the Sabbath (or any other Bible question), they must first cast themselves upon the Bible and its Author.

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Human reason is never good enough when attempting to discover truth!

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However pressing his duties STM2-c James Lee Frazer always finds time to read a few chapters from his Bible each day. I – NARA – 520675 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“MAN SHALL…LIVE…BY EVERY WORD…OF GOD”

Matthew 4:4 & Luke 4:4

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Listen to God’s confession…“but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at My Word.” Isaiah 66:2http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpg

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This above verse defines just what is the proper spirit within all true worshipers of God.

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And such a supreme regard for the Word of Christ triumphs over all Church traditions and religious dogma!

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It causes every truth-seeking child of God to be willing to endure any persecution and any “oppositions of knowledge (or science), falsely so-called!” 1st Timothy 6:20

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“HUMBLE YOURSELVES IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD”

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Finally, the New Testament Book of James offers the remedy for all spiritual maladies…

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“Ye adulterers and adulteresses,

ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God?http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_198722/William-Brassey-Hole/The-sorrow-of-king-David

whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God…

Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you.

Cleanse your hands, ye sinners;

and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep:

let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.”

James 4:4, 8-10

 

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Here is the supreme prescription for restoration and redemption which should be a continuous day-by-day humbling of the heart before God’s throne!

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And such true repentance should be a great joy for any true worshiper of God!

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David’s sorrow – Wikigallery – Public Domain

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ASCENDING THE PATHWAY OF TRUTH

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And so, once a Bible student can reach this level of self-distrust, and meekness of heart, then and only then can he or she begin to understand all seemingly confusing and controversial Bible doctrines.

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And then, instead of relying on our own proud and foolish human wisdom, we can begin to walk up the gently-ascending Heavenward pathway of truth, which is comprised of every precept and every statute in God’s infallible Book, the Bible!

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And a good place to begin that Heavenward journey is in Psalm 119.

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ABOVE PICTURE: The True Upward Pathway www.signsofheaven.org

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TO READ PART 5, CLICK HERE… November 9 (Add Thou Not! Part 5: “Non-biblical Names”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me a humble and meek heart, and a love for truth which transcends Church tradition and merely following the crowd… 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… March 1st (A Designer Jesus!) or you can also read… “December 2 (The gospel according to Pollyanna).

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THE END

.Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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WHY IS THIS WOMAN RUNNING SO FAST?

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(THE FLEEING WOMAN OF REVELATION 12: (The Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12 sketch above can be seen in winter in the northern sky. It is Ursa Major, AKA The Great Bear, and her right leg and her torso is commonly known as the The Big Dipper . She appears like this in the early fall in the pre-dawn hours, and is running westward. The pathway with Bible books of course, are the artist’s embellishment)

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THE WINTER CONSTELLATIONS

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“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman….and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:  And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon….And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon….And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness….And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.” Rev. 21:1-3, 14, 15    

winter four constellations

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This Woman of Revelation 12 is definitely fleeing to the mountains . As you can see in this sketch below, The Dragon of Revelation 12 is spewing out his water of falsehoods: false gospels, false ideologies, various temptations, false brethren who will embrace her with the poisonous wine of the The Great Harlot of Babylon. These are what comprise this wave of water coming forth from the Dragon’s mouth. (see “Flood Waters of Satan”)

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WINTER CONSTELLATIONS-SEEN IN FALL: This sketch to the right is how this constellation group appears in the eastern sky in fall. This is the four primary constellations of the Winter Constellations. They can be seen in this position, in the late fall above the eastern horizon. The Woman of Revelation 12 is commonly called Ursa Major or The Big Dipper and appears in the northOrion the Soldier is the at the bottom is to the south of the Woman. The The Dragon of Revelation Constellation’s mouth isThe Hyades Cluster, and the tip of his tail is Pleiades, and his Wave of Water is primarily the Auriga constellation. The Glorious Horse Constellation  head is of Perseus Constellation and his rear end is Cassiopeia Constellation.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Running The Christian Race (Part 2, Sensual Music)” 

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TOMORROW:

 

September 2 (Jeremiah & the Smooth Prophets, Part 5: “When ‘Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet!’”)

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