Daily Devotional, Year 4 – March 28 (How To Keep The Sabbath, Part 4: “How To Quit Working On The Sabbath”)

By admin On January 26th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – March 28

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How To Keep The Sabbath, Part 4: “How To Quit Working On The Sabbath”

To read Part 1, click here…Daily Devotional, Year 3 – September 28 (How To Keep The Sabbath, Part 1: “Finding Rest Unto Your Souls!”)

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God said “Remember the Sabbath”.

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But sadly, it seems as if the world has forgotten the Sabbath!

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Listen to the commandment…“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

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

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, thy manservant,

nor 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.”

Exodus 20:8-11

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Now, from reading this passage it all seems pretty cut and dried as far as what God expects.

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“under the law…all the world may become guilty before God.”

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%D0%9C%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%88_%D0%BC%D0%B8%D1%80%D0%B0_%D0%9C%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B2%D0%B0_21_%D1%81%D0%B5%D0%BD%D1%82_2014_%D0%9B%D0%98%D0%A6%D0%90.jpgAnd all the world is under obligation to keep that day holy…”Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.” Romans 3:19 

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Oh yes, the Sabbath was to be a sign between the Lord and His people (see Exodus 31:13). But this verse from Romans 3:19 declares that the whole world is also under the Law of God!

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Blue_exclamation_mark.svg“Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind”

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Now this devotional is not going to debate whether Friday night to Saturday night must be observed by the letter. As the Bible says, “let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.” Romans 14:5

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“THE WORKS OF THE FLESH…”

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But merely ceasing from physical labor cannot make a day holy. And resting from physical labor cannot make a day holy either.

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So just what work does a person need to cease from, to make a day holy?

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Listen…“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like…that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” Galatians 5:19-21

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Well, truth-be-told, if a man, woman, or child can cease from this kind of work, they would truly be holy, would they not?

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“THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT…”

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But listen as this passage continues…“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.” Galatians 5:22-24 

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Well, of course, these above verses convey a command which is seemingly impossible to keep!

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So just how could we ever keep any day holy?

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svgThe fact is, we cannot keep a day holy by our own merits.

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Then what are we to do?

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It’s all hopeless!

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“no condemnation to them…who walk after the Spirit”

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgWell, we have to remember to keep comparing spiritual things with spiritual! In other words, the entire Bible is the Word of God!

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And God has more to say about these things… “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” Romans 8:1

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Yes, if we are truly “in Christ”, then we will no longer seek after the things of the flesh, but will seek after the things of the Spirit! Therefore, we are no longer condemned, because we diligently seek after the things of the Spirit!

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“COME UNTO ME, AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST!”

Matthew 11:28-30

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But just how do we do that? How do we seek after the things of the Spirit?

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Listen again…“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee.” Psalm 119:11 

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Okay! So, to sit at the feet of Jesus and hear His Word, and allow His Word to fill our hearts and minds: this is the answer to our dilemma!

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And as we grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord, God will work in us to purify our hearts and burn away the rubbish that once cluttered the halls of our hearts!

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“LET US LABOR TO ENTER INTO THAT REST”!

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So as Paul exhorts…“There remaineth therefore a rest (literally, “a Sabbath-keeping”) to the people of God. For he that is entered into His rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from His. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest…Hebrews 4:9-11

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So, this is how we labor to enter into God’s Rest: to drench ourselves in His Word, and allow God to purify our hearts and minds!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Please do a work in me to drive out the works of the flesh from my heart… 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… DECEMBER 19 (Noble Bereans, Part 19: “Re-thinking Ellen White Regarding The Mark of the Beast & The Sunday Sabbath”) or you can also read…DECEMBER 15 (Noble Bereans, Part 10: Re-thinking Harold Camping Regarding His Doctrinal Error of the Sunday Sabbath)

 

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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The heavens declare the glory of God,

and the firmament sheweth His handiwork!

Psalm 19:1

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THE SIGNS OF HEAVEN

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And speaking of glittering diamonds, just go outside on any clear and dark night and behold the glittering diamonds of the Signs Of Heaven!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Starry_Night_at_La_Silla.jpg

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Yes, like precious jewels, these heavenly signs sparkle brightly as they proclaim the precious truths of God’s Word.

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And those who are willing to devote themselves to unceasing prayer and constant meditation of God’s Word, will begin to locate these heavenly messengers!

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So why not put away our vain search for earthly treasures and begin to seach for the everlasting riches found throughout the Bible, and now to also seek after those precious gem-stones that God is revealing in the heavens…

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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

March 29 (A 3-Fingered Judgment-Day, Part 9: “Will The Real Nazi Fascist Please Shout the Loudest!”)

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This massive constellation is comprised of the various constellations on this websiteTHE DESIRE OF AGES, BY ELLEN G. WHITE

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This is a chapter of the audio book about the Gospel of Jesus Christ in His life and ministry.

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Chapter 43 – Barriers Broken Down

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Sign of the Son of Man Constellation – made of the various constellations on this website

 

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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This recording #137, is a small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s 90 minute nightly talk shows. This particular program aired in the last few years of his 50 year radio ministry, and includes caller’s questions regarding his teachings on “the end of the church age”…

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