Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Is There Any Evidence That A Hard Copy Of The Bible Will Be Present In Heaven?









Will We Be Able To Find A Hard Copy Of The Bible In Heaven Or Even For That Matter A Soft Copy?


Question: Is there any evidence that a hard copy of the Bible will be present in heaven? Is not the Word of God honored more than God's name by Him, then there must be a hard Copy of the Bible present in heaven? In short, will we be able to find a hard copy of the Bible in Heaven or even a soft copy of it? Does the Bible state that heaven contains a copy or version of the Bible? What do you think about this issue. Please explain with Scriptures.

Answer: Greetings in Jesus wonderful name!

What is the Bible?

It is the Christian and Jewish Scriptures, Christian Books written by apostles of Jesus Christ, Jewish Books written by Moses and prophets. The Jewish scriptures, consisting of the Torah or Law, the Prophets, and the Hagiographa or Writings which includes history books, wisdom books and psalms. Christian Books consisting of the Gospels, Christian History Book of the Acts of the apostles and both public letter written to the Churches called epistles and the same written to individuals and leaders too on a few occasions.

What does the Bible specifically say about the Scriptures and the collection of all the Scriptures in a single Book called the Bible?

Paul the one of the other founding apostle wrote one third of the entire New Testament said that,
"16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." (2 Tim 3:16-17).

Peter who was one of the twelve apostles of the Lamb and whom God inspired to write about the Scripture as founding apostle says,
"19 And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; 20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, 21 for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit." (2 Peter 1:19-21).

From the apostles words we see that Scriptures itself is inspired or God breathed by Him, it is not of any private human interpretation but a whole message from heaven that has been transmitted by the Spirit through holy men of God on earth and thus made profitable for the spiritual growth through teaching, correction or rebuke, instruction for righteousness to enter heaven, that we may follow it all to become complete for a heavenly life and also thoroughly equipped for ever good work on earth which God prepared beforehand to be done for the Glory of God
(Eph 2:10; Titus 3:8).

Will we have a word for word copy of the Bible? Why not is my answer, as God has said in many areas of Scripture that word upon word, line upon line, here a little there a little
(Isa 28:9-10), every word sent from heaven from God's mouth to the earth will not return back void to Him without fulfilling His intended purpose for which it was sent (Isa 55:11). Coherence of all Scripture from the first to the last and the foretelling of the events to come and the fulfillment of it in its time exactly as foretold points to the foreknowledge of God's being fulfilled according to His purpose from the beginning to the end points to the written Scripture present in heaven from before the foundation of the world (Isa 46:9-10; 48:3, 5; Matt 5:17-20; Luke 24:25-27). Bible is actually the book of the Lord, which God spoke and His Spirit has gathered them from the beginning of time which had started even before anything was created and came in to existence (Isa 34:16). The spoken Word of God was Jesus in his perfection in the form of God before he ever became a human in the flesh to fulfill the written word of God on earth as it is in heaven (Col 1:17; John 1:1, 18; Prov 8:22; Php 2:6-7; Josh 21:45). Right from the time of creation of all angels and humans, Jesus began to relate with them all through his pre-incarnate form and appearance (John 17:5). By doing so Jesus limited himself again and again from his glory to reveal himself in various form of which the form as the commander of the army of the Lord and as the Angel of the Lord were the prominent ones to his people, as He was the God who was leading them day by day (Judg 2:4; Jos 5:13-15).

Once he fulfilled the Word of God for all humans to give aid to them through dying on the cross 
(Heb 2:16), Jesus settled himself in to the incarnate form of resurrected new creation human with a meta-physical body and at the same time regaining the glory which He had before the world was created through Him and for Him (Rev 1:17-18; Col 1:16), and thus Jesus became the embodiment of the Word of God in the flesh for ever and ever to lead all the humans to God and make Him dwell among them for His own glory (John 19:30; Matt 26:53-54, 56; 27:35; Rev 21:3). Forever the incarnation through virgin birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ will forever be called as 'The Word of God' in fulfillment from the beginning to the end which He himself has dipped in his own blood and have clothed himself as a revelation of Himself to all humans (Rev 19:13).

In the Old Testament, a psalmist spoke about the Word of God written and set in heaven by saying,
"Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven." (Psa 119:89). This does mean that a written copy of the Word of God was already present in heaven as God's blueprint for his creation to make it continue to be fulfilled forever, until all things gets fulfilled because the Word of God does not change forever and will by no means pass away without getting fulfilled (Matt 24:35). God and His Word are one, that is why God has honored His Word even above His name (Psa 138:2). The entirety of His written Word is the incarnation of that Word in the form of flesh in Christ Jesus (Psa 119:160). The Word of God in heaven will be both a hard copy and a soft copy, hard copy because humans will have a metaphysical body to honor the Word of God literally and soft copy too as the same human will also have a logical mind directed by the spiritual mind in the Spirit to hear and recite the Word of God according to each one's capacity to understand it, which they have inherited from days of their earth in which they constantly heard and meditated upon the Scripture which was given to them to make their spirit man grow in wisdom and favor with God and men (Rom 8:6, 9, 14, 16, 19; Php 3:21; Luke 24:39-43; 1:80; 2:40, 46-47, 52).

God fulfills on earth whatever is already set as a law in heaven to fulfill it, and that is why nothing new under the sun happens except that which has already happened in the mind of God
(Job 38:33; Eccl 1:9). God is never surprised to see anything as new, because it is all in His plan that He has planned and have spoken about in the eternal Word of God in heaven already (Matt 18:18; 6:8).

Yes there is a book of life in which all the people who are saved is written in it
(Rev 20:15; Luke 10:20; Php 4:3; Heb 12:22-23; Dan 12:1), and their names will not be erased by Jesus because they are overcomers and are destined to be clothed in clean white garments of the righteousness of Jesus Christ through their faith and thus will enter heaven (Rev 3:5; 21:27; 1 John 5:4). Then there is a book of destiny from which God will remove a person's name when they are judged for their sins which will bring a end to their earthly physical life (Exo 32:31-33; Psa 69:27-28). A persons destiny is written in this book of destiny before all things happen (Psa 139:16). Then a book of remembrance in which the good works done in God will be written in it while they had lived on earth in the fear of God which gets eternally rewarded by God (Mal 3:16; Psa 56:8). All the unsaved will never be written in the Book of life (Rev 13:8; 17:8; Rev 20:12). Then there is the books of works which will have recorded all the good and the evil of every human born on this planet earth from the beginning to the end, which will reveal all the filthy rags of all the worthless work of all humans during the White Throne Judgment which will happen somewhere with in the old outer heaven where angels had themselves presented before the Lord in the heavenlies from the beginning of time (Job 1:6; 2:1; Luke 10:17-19; Matt 25:41), as this judgment is the one and only time the eternal judgment will happen for the unsaved and also exclusively for the unsaved to let them know that they deserve the just condemnation before they are forever discarded in to hell fire (Rev 20:12; Isa 64:6; Rev 20:14-15).

Having told all the books that are present in heaven that will be referred in their own time, the Book of all books which is the Word of God, will be in the midst of all other books because the whole blue print of entire universe runs on the basis of the Word of God
(Gen 1:1-3; Rev 5:5; 22:18-19). Therefore the Word of God which is the Scripture and the Bible will be honored the most, and will be present in the highest place of regard and honor in heaven forever. It is already secure in the heavens in its entirety which made Jesus boldly say that even if heaven and earth will pass away, His words that have been spoken by Him will never pass away forever and ever which we have already seen in details (Matt 24:35). If the copy of the words spoken as the Word of God on earth is not present in heaven, on what basis in the future can we really come to know in heaven that a particular promise of Jesus has been fulfilled or not?

Or in other words, how can we be sure that the word of God which is the Scripture will be in the midst of all the books of heaven?

Because Jesus Himself said to the unsaved religious Israelites, that the Moses
[i.e. the first five books of the Bible written by Moses] which you trust will accuse and condemn you of your sins, which shows the presence of the Word of God in the books of heaven (John 5:45). Then Jesus further said to the unsaved people who turned their ear off to his words, that his very words spoken to them will judge them in the last day which again shows the Presence of the Bible in heaven among the books both in soft and hard copy (John 12:48).

Most of the prophets ate the scrolls given to them from heaven where God lives, which again shows us that the prophets prophesied and breathed out of them only what was already written in the scrolls of heaven, as the Bible was already present in heaven with God before it was spoken and written by the prophets on earth
(Jer 15:16; 1:9; Ezek 3:2, 4).

In the Old Testament the very tangible Presence of the Glory of God resided over the Ark of the covenant which was kept in the most Holy place. Inside the Ark was kept the tablet of God's law, the miraculous manna and Aaron's rod which were present in it
(Heb 9:7, 4-5; 1 Ki 8:9; 2 Ch 5:10). Even when all other things were later not there, the law of God remained there which shows that God has enthroned himself above his written and spoken Word, indicating to us that there is nothing that God honors more than His Word. And also the earthly tabernacle was entirely based on the blueprint of the heavenly tabernacle that was already present in heaven (Heb 8:5), which again shows to us that the law of God in written form was already present in heaven of which the earthly tabernacle became a shadow, a replica and a copy of the original present in heaven.

Praise the Lord for the Word of God that in its entirety has been given to us in our hands as a Old Testament prophecy and fulfilled in Christ Jesus to be explained by the apostles as prophecy fulfilled in the New Testament for us to keep, and further prophesy has been added and revealed to us until the end of the world for further fulfillment of it all in the soon coming future for the Glory of God. Thus as we have with us the Word of God in our hands, God expects us to overcome Satan by the blood of Jesus and the word of our testimony which acts as the spoken Rhema word out of the written Logos Word, which the Spirit of God uses as the weapon of the sword to drive out the devil and defeat his lies on earth so that it can be revered in obedience like it is in heaven and bring Glory to God
(Rev 12:11; Matt 4:4, 7, 10; Eph 6:17; Matt 6:10; Neh 8:5; Acts 19:20). Hallelujah!

If we could simply record an incident on the camera or a speech in the recorder with our limited wisdom that we have been given by God and spread it so fast as possible on earth for all to hear and honor us for what we have spoken on earth or for our talents, how much more God can do it in a better way in heaven whether to have a hard copy of the Bible or the soft copy for His own glory and spread it in heaven and earth to be glorified forever and ever through his children, who in fear and reverence for God keep the Word in their lives to become a living epistle for Him through their obedience to it
(2 Cor 3:2-3).

Now we see dimly our future through the Word of God in faith, hope and love in our limited understanding of it
(Rom 8:25; Heb 11:1; 1 John 4:21), but when we enter in to heaven we will see the Word of God alive in Christ Jesus face to face, which means once we want to access anything from the Word of God, the next moment it will be in our mind having retrieved fully from the soft copy stored in the neural network cloud of heaven through the Spirit of God who holds the full mind of God to reveal to us his children (1 Cor 13:12-13; 1 Cor 2:11-12). We will come to know in perfect knowledge everything and everyone in heaven as we are know by them and God in heaven (1 Cor 13:8). And also the soft copy of the Word of God will be as easily accessible directly to our mind when ever we need it, and also the hard copy of it will be kept as scrolls under the throne of God on which God himself will be seated in honor to reveal how the whole Kingdom operation runs from His Throne in heaven through the Word of God which has the highest honor in His sight and only next comes the great name of God.           

Nothing is impossible with God!

Glory to God!


Much Blessings....



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Saturday, July 6, 2019

My Question Is Taking A Toll On My Faith









Why God Didn't Hear My Prayer To Help Me?


Question: I have a doubt which I thought of asking you. Daily I commute in train, the station I get in to train is bit low and I struggle daily, one day I slipped and I escaped with minor injuries. So from that day on almost every day I pray before getting into train saying, Lord I should not stumble and be with me, but today again my slipper fell down and somehow a guy helped me taking it. So I really don't understand why God didn't help even though I prayed. This question is really troubling me and taking toll on my faith.

Answer: Greetings in Jesus wonderful name!

I know how hard it is to commute daily in our generation everywhere we are, especially in the cities which have become so crowded beyond its capacity to bear and the slowness of the local government to take up the issues which causes great inconvenience and danger to the commuters.

If we want a change, together we must spread the need for change among all those who are in need and get together as one voice to petition the required person in the railways or to the local politician who is in charge of the administrative control to take up the matter and get it solved.

If the station platform is low, and you have to climb up the step in to the train regularly, take the help of a friend who comes along with you to get in to the train or you altogether avoid it if you are not comfortable with that and instead take other means of transportation if required. Safety is the most important thing for all daily commuters. You could go by bus, or avail your company vans which could drop you to your place safely. We should be always be willing to choose what is safe over what is economical or easy to commute.

In a particular incident from the New Testament, when Paul the apostle and his team wanted to go to Asia to preach the Gospel, the Holy Spirit forbade them not to go to Asia (Acts 16:6), and again when they went to Mysia and tried to enter Bithynia which is another place near it, the Spirit of God did not allow him to go to that place further
(Acts 16:7). Again when they passed through Mysia and moved on to another place called Troas, God guided Paul so clearly further through a vision to go to Macedonia.

We do not know for what exact reason the Holy Spirit forbade apostle Paul to go to certain place and further also did not allow them to go to certain other places, and instead further guided them to specific other place to do his work of preaching the Gospel and teaching the Word of God to them. These may be the reasons, because Satan might have planned something for them in those places to destroy them if they will not be in the will of God, those places would not have been ready to hear the Gospel as the heart of people need to be prepared by the Holy Spirit before they could get saved, or else the Holy Spirit might have felt a greater need for the people in Macedonia to hear the Gospel than in other places because they were thirsty and hungry for righteousness
(Acts 26:9-10; Matt 5:6).

What I like to point out from the above is, God always hears our prayers without fail when we are the child of God who have believed in Christ Jesus
(John 1:12-13). Delays in the tangible answer of God does not mean denials from God for our prayers (Dan 10:12), as the answer from God can be a yes, no or later. When we pray for protection and God says yes, nothing further will happen to us and we will be in complete protection by the hand of the Lord. When we pray for protection and God says no, it means God wants us to change our way and want to get in to His will and way so that we might be protected from both physical and spiritual harm which is more important to God and to people around us who watch our life as we profess to be a Christian to see whether we are different or live in the same way just like them (Matt 10:28-31). When God says later, we may face trials within God's sovereign protective hand for our own good, yet not beyond our strength to handle the trial through continual prayer and thus receiving God's grace to overcome our trials (Rom 8:28; 1 Cor 10:13; 2 Cor 12:7-10), where God is testing our obedience and want to know whether we will believe His promises and want to be guided by His voice to take heed to him rather than move forward by our impulsive own self with our own knowledge like a worldly person (1 Cor 10:6; Heb 12:25; Jam 1:22-25).

So in your case, I see that you are praying and going daily to your work place which is a very good thing, but have you sought God what He wants to say to you through it all after your prayers are over? You must be more interested in hearing what God wants to speak to you after your prayer, more than what you want to convey to him through prayer
(Eccl 5:1). Prayer is not an opportunity for us to inform God of what is happening as though He doesn't know it all and instruct him what he should do to solve all the problems we face in the ways we expect him to act, nope, God knows all of our problems we face and have faced in the past and even what we will be facing even before we tell him (Matt 6:8). Instead God wants us to pray to him, so that we may be aligned to do His will, in His way, till His time comes so that we may see eternal victories through whatever life brings our way to fulfill God's purpose for our lives and live for His Glory (Matt 6:9-13, 14-15; 6:34; John 7:1, 30; Luke 4:12-13).

God has promised in His word that,
"He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber" (Psa 121:3), and again He has promised safety for obedience saying, "11 I will guide you in the way of wisdom; I will lead you on straight paths. 12 When you walk, your steps will not be impeded; when you run, you will not stumble." (Prov 4:11-12), and further again He has promised, "Keep sound wisdom and discretion... Then you will walk safely in your way, and your foot will not stumble. 25 Do not be afraid of sudden terror, nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes; 26 For the LORD will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being caught." (Prov 3:21, 23, 25-26).

So we glean from the above promises that God is not asleep when you stumble, the enemy may be at work
(John 10:10), you might have been careless or fearful because of what has already happened to you previously (Josh 1:9). Thus you need to operate in faith all the time by hearing the voice of God in the present time of your need (Rom 10:17). Also it is more important to use "sound wisdom and discretion" in our lives and not blame God as though he has failed us.

For example, if you have slipped before getting in to the train in the past, use some good gloves to keep your hand dry and steady to hold on to the handle to get in to the train. Sweaty hands and feet are many times reason for falling down from trains and buses. For some this trouble is less and for others who burn well and have good metabolism they sweat a lot and face more problems in these areas during their daily commute. When again you said, "slipper fell down and somehow a guy helped me taking it", you can better use some good shoes with better grip that will not come off you feet. Above all, as I said, hear what God is saying to you personally through his word and with his voice in your heart about all these situations that you are facing, and take heed to the voice of the Lord and take corrective measures if you are hearing a No or Later from God. God and His Word will never ever fail
(Matt 24:35). All the time it is we who fail God by failing to trust His promises (Mark 6:6; 1 Thes 2:13).

Do you know how many slip from the train to die daily without help even when people are present around them? Do you not realize that the first time when you fell, you slipped and yet you escaped with minor injuries because God had held you with His very own hand
(Isa 41:10)? Again when you say 'my slipper fell down and somehow a guy helped me taking it', you do not yet notice that it is not 'somehow', but God used an angel in that guy who helped you taking the slipper and stay safe (Isa 28:26)? God does things for us always and hides himself to know whether we are seeking for the One who does all things for us (Isa 45:15; Psa 57:2; 53:2)

Instead of asking the following question, 'I really don't understand why God didn't help even though I prayed?', you should be asking, 'What did God speak to me after I have prayed?, so that I can hear Him keenly and execute His command in obedience so that I will stay in his protection and walk in His will always to be pleasing to Him!' God can only be sought through faith which pleases Him always.

Our Heavenly Father God loves you always and hears your prayer because of it
(John 16:26-27, 28). But are you hearing Him to be pleasing to Him always (John 14:15)? Meditate on the Word of the Lord spoken to you in each situation through His Word the Holy Bible and within your heart which God speaks to you through His Holy Spirit who quicken His Holy Word from the Bible, and also speaks face to face regarding each situation that you are passing through in life (Psa 32:8; 1 John 2:27). As a result of heeding His spoken Word, God has promised to give you whatever you desire, and also fulfill whatever you have asked to be done for you which includes provision, protection and His participation with you for his own pleasure (John 15:7).

Hallelujah!

I believe as you learn more about our loving Father in heaven, through these trials that you face day to day, you will become more wiser and more dependent on God our Father and His Grace to live a life pleasing to Him.

I want to remind you, that we must have faith to please God and without it we can never please Him no matter what
(Heb 11:6, 1). In other words, we must learn to believe and hope that God is working together all that we feel as good, bad and ugly accidents and incidents of our life for our own eternal good because of our love towards Him, as He has promised to work it all out in such a way that we will become more blessed eternally within us than before in our lives even when we do not see a single tangible external answer the way we have expected from Him (Rom 8:28). So let us grow more and more in faith daily through the Word of God and the Spirit of God to hear his voice, and live a life pleasing to God for all the goodness He has shown to us freely in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior (Rom 5:8; 8:32). It is more blessed to give all of us as a living sacrifice to God, than to receive instant answers for our prayers from God which needs no great faith because God always answers to us more than we could ever ask or even think according to the power of our Lord Jesus Christ that works in us constantly to change us in to His image for His Glory (Rom 12:1; Eph 3:20; Rom 8:29-30). Amen!

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Can We Support Any Group Of Political Party That Wins The Election?








What Do You Think Biblically Regarding The Re-Election Of Trump?


Question: I understand that you do not support any political group to support it specifically. But what do you think about supporting President Trump for the great Election 20/20? Also please do write about wall building and immigration policy changes that are spearheaded by President Trump now for re-election. He has supported a lot of faith filled people and evangelicals who stand for the truth, and you know how he has made a turn around in the fortunes by the grace of God for America. Biblically can you speak regarding this matter.

Answer: Greetings in Jesus wonderful name!

Yes I do not support any specific political party in all the nations of the world because I believe whether it is Democrat or Republican, the leaders of the nations of the world are handpicked by God according to the decree of heaven
(Dan 4:34-35), with God considering the desire of the people of the nations (1 Sam. 9:17; 10:24; 8:19; 10:20-21, 24). God has instructed us to pray for our leaders and not just pray but intercede for them so that we may be in peace to proclaim the Gospel and extend the Kingdom of God in each of our generation as planned by God for His Glory (1 Tim 2:1-2; Matt 6:33; 24:14; 28:19-20).

When I am asked whether I want to support President Trump, I would say yes because this man has stood against abortion, stood for national unity, stood for Jobs, stood for democracy, stood against illegal immigration, stood for bringing Bible back to schools and Sunday schools back to churches, stood against segregation of minorities and for citizens who are oppressed, stood for Jerusalem and for Israel the apple of God's eye, stood for woman's rights and against feminism, stood for better and truthful relationship with countries on one to one basis and not based on the lie of the one world order, stood for military that gives security to the whole wide world and also for the veterans and their families who sacrifice much to keep the home of the brave free from oppression, stood for the rights of all Christians around the world to defend persecution and hatred against them for no known reason, stood for family values even though he himself has struggled in his life to stay as a family man because of his weaknesses, stood for legal immigration of people and strong vetting to make each person accountable for the progress of the nation of America, stood for working people and their betterment which actually keep the economy of the nations moving forward, stood for the people of the world by extending hands of friendship with known enemies and warning the rebels of the world to come inline with the security of the world order of peaceful co-existence with other nations, etc....I love America because it loves Israel and it stands for the truth of the Bible, as a Indian from India, we love both Israel as a strategic ally and a great friend, and United States of America the natural ally and a special friend.

This doesn't mean that I support conservative Republicans all the time, but is some areas I also support democrats for their liberal values that extends and reaches out to others without any prejudice. We need a balance of both conservatism and liberalism within the boundary of the Biblical standard that could stand the test of time to keep the people in freedom as well as within the law and discipline to maintain the great Christian values the nation of America has been founded on by the forefathers.

Definitely as much as I have seen and followed the movement of President Trump, even though he looks a radical maverick on the outside, he has great respect for the Biblical foundation in which USA as a nation stands and have always wanted to promote it in the whole world. I believe that because of the intercession of Abraham the Father of faith, Lot and his liberal family who lived in Sodom were rescued by God, because of the sincere prayer of the godly remnant who are in USA who stand for righteousness and truth, especially the radical apostolics, evangelical, charismatic pentecostals, etc...America as a nation will be able to not only regain the past glory...but will be able to stand on its own without the external influence of any nation in the whole wide world
(Neh 2:18-20; 4:17-20). There will come a time USA has to stand on its own, even if it means it has to stand alone in the future.

I believe that the second term for the President Trump has also been prophesied already of how he will come to become a president again by the Prophet in Kim Clement, even much before he was in the map of Presidency and before he was found in the radar for the contention with contenders for the post of the office of the President. Here is a video of "Election of Pres Donald Trump Prophesied in 2007, Impeachment Attempts Prophesied in 2014." God does not see as man sees, God sees the humble heart when man is only able to see the pomp and the throttle of the man whom God uses as a instrument in his hand
(1 Sam 16:7). The twitter handle that President Trump has become famous for is being used as the sword of the Lord to all the people of the world, a trumpet, a warning for all the people of all the nations to send a war cry for righteousness to prevail in all the world.




Are You Consenting The Trumps Story Against Muslims As Legitimate?



I am not prejudiced against Muslims in general, I have had friends who were and are very peaceful people when they were and are practicing in moderation according to the culture of each nations in which they were embedded. But the practice of Islam in its literal way is brutal and barbaric because it is actually a nomadic middle eastern culture of the 5th to the 7th century that has been practiced to become a religion from that time. So President Trump did not speak against moderate Muslims who work for the betterment of each nations they live in, but regarding the type of Islam that preaches a Islamic caliphate that wants to rule all nations of the world to be established under Sharia law.

We see terrorism in all the world because of this kind of mentality in people that support Islamic terrorism to become the norm of Muslim religion in all the world. So we should be careful to separate the difference President Trump has made regarding Islamic terror from the practice of Islamic religion.

I agree that Trump used the following story to explain his stance only regarding Islamic terror and not Islamic practice of religion that is in moderation and not radical to kill people for the doctrinal practice that are not inline with peaceful co-existence with other humans on earth. Here goes the Trump story:

"On her way to work one morning

Down the path alongside the lake

A tender-hearted woman saw a poor half-frozen snake

His pretty colored skin had been all frosted with the dew

“Oh well,” she cried, “I'll take you in and I'll take care of you”

“Take me in oh tender woman

Take me in, for heaven's sake

Take me in oh tender woman,” sighed the snake

She wrapped him up all cozy in a curvature of silk

And then laid him by the fireside with some honey and some milk

Now she hurried home from work that night as soon as she arrived

She found that pretty snake she'd taken in had been revived

“Take me in, oh tender woman

Take me in, for heaven's sake

Take me in oh tender woman,” sighed the snake

Now she clutched him to her bosom, “You're so beautiful,” she cried

“But if I hadn't brought you in by now you might have died”

Now she stroked his pretty skin and then she kissed and held him tight

But instead of saying thanks, that snake gave her a vicious bite

“Take me in, oh tender woman

Take me in, for heaven's sake

Take me in oh tender woman,” sighed the snake

“I saved you,” cried that woman

“And you've bit me even, why?

You know your bite is poisonous and now I'm going to die”

“Oh shut up, silly woman,” said the reptile with a grin

“You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in

”Take me in, oh tender woman

Take me in, for heaven's sake

Take me in oh tender woman,“ sighed the snake."

So the poison of the snake that is spoken about in the above story is the poison of hate against people of other religions that is promoted by specific small group of people who have a doctrine to establish a world wide Islamic caliphate in this generation, and those who do not promote love between religions and people of other faiths. We have our own belief individually, but should not hate others who do not adhere to our belief, even though we keep the faith we have in our heart as exclusive and not inclusive of what other believe or not. We contend for our faith that has been given to us Biblically and there is nothing in the Bible that says that we should stop doing it, instead it encourages us to do so without hating people but explaining to them our reason for belief, in love towards them and their soul
(Jude 3-4; 1 Pet 3:15). Jesus, along with the other New Testament authors, warned of the coming of false teachers (e.g. Acts 20:29-30; 2 Cor 11; Col 2:4-5; 1 Tim 4:1; 6:20; 2 Tim 4:3; 2 Pet 2:1; 3:4).

In other words, Trump told that people of other faiths should blend in with the culture of America which is founded on Christian culture of faith, democracy, equality, human rights for all rather than establish their own ideas within it to cause confusion in the nation of America. America has been a city on a hill, a light house in the dark shore, a fortress in the midst of stormy world which guides the moral conscience of the world, America has stood for the truth and Biblical values, and propagation of the Gospel which transforms the dark heart of humans to become filled with the love of God and love for men of all nations.

It is good to have a strong vetting to allow people of like mind in to the nation so that the confusion within can be avoided and destruction's of people and places and property can be avoided altogether within America.




Then Are You Supporting Wall Building In Selfishness Rather Than Building Bridges Of Love That Shares? 



First of all I want to remind you with the words of the greatest American President of all time, Abraham Lincoln.

One of America’s greatest politicians, most respected and beloved personalities, Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States.

Lincoln’s story is a remarkable one. Born into a humble family with illiterate parents, he got from being a shopkeeper to holding the highest office. While being president, Lincoln led his people through the Civil War, the costliest war in the history of the U.S., and made major decisions on the Union war strategy. He fought for equal rights, liberty, and democracy. Those hard and bloody times led to the abolition of slavery and made the economy flourish.

When someone asked during the war when they were about to win it, that does he not feel happy to have God on their side, he said, "My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right." That is what I am also saying regarding this issue, I want to be on the Lord's side no matter what people think about it. We can only be on the Lord's side as long as we only stand on the basis of the Word of God that speaks regarding all issues of life.

We know that all the world had only one language in the beginning of time, and all the people were one and wanted to build a temple that will reach the heights of heaven where the god of this world resided to mislead humanity in to idolatry, where they will have a god of their own imagination to deceive themselves, and thus Satan will be able to rule over the entire world of people without God independently as he likes in his own will, whims and fancies
(Gen 11:1-4). Satan could have a independent existence and have his kingdom established under the sovereignty of God only when people desired it, which will bring the curses of God to them along with the darkness that is promoted by him when it is accepted by people (Job 1:6-7; Luke 4:5-7; Matt 6:10).

So because God wanted people to live blessed on this earth and not cursed with independent existence, he came down to see the city and tower which the sons of men had built to promote idolatry which will make the earth become living hell without the Presence of God, which God has to allow because of the volition of humans and the power of choice which he had valued to give to humans because of his love
(Gen 11:6). Thus when madness of humans were deadly serious to go against God at that time because of their sin nature which was operated by Satan and his demons, God in his love for humans confused their language to make make them not understand one another's speech, thus the project of God and the need for many languages and nations in all the world was born there in the will of God, so that humans because of that confusion may at least grope in the darkness of this world to search and find out the God of Creation who is holy and loves them to become like Him in their character and gentleness (Gen 11:7-9; 10:25; Acts 17:26-27). Still in our generation, one world government is not God's idea but humans desire to live a independent existence of prosperity and safety apart from the Holy God the Creator of heaven and earth (1 Thess 5:3). Only in Christ and that too in new heaven and new earth there could be this idea of one world order fulfilled for humanity in the will of God (Rev 7:9; 5:9). Even during the Millennium there will be no one world government, rather there will be a theocracy and as well a monarchy of the Kingdom of God operating from Jerusalem in the nation of Israel (Matt 5:35), from where all nations of the world will be subject to godly rule of God from heaven through Jesus Christ the King along with other Kings of the saved saints from New Jerusalem (Rev 5:10; 21:24, 26-27; Zech 14:14-21).

So the one world currency, one world government and one world religion is not at all the will of God but rather will be the will of humans who will want a independent existence apart from God to build the same kind of Babel as of old to bring confusion and curses under Satan in all the earth again, before God takes over the rulership over the earth in Christ Jesus and His progenies on earth as it is in heaven
(1 Sam 8:6, 7-22; Isa 9:6-7; Rev 19:15-16).

To stop illegal immigration in to America and encourage legal immigration, Trump is preserving the border of the nation that has been drawn by God in His will so that people may continue to seek the Lord in freedom and liberty within America
(Acts 17:26-27). There cannot be a nation without border in place. It is God who has drawn the border line of each nation to produce a border and keep it by the people whom he has given to in each generation to take care of it and therefore keep the people groups secure within it to help them seek and find God who has kept all things for His purpose and glory.

So it is not selfishness when it comes to preserving the border line that God has drawn for each nation and each people, but rather it is doing the will of God and keep the peace within the nation and also collectively for the whole wide world.



Did God Choose Trump Or Did People Choose Trump? 



People felt the need for the right king or in our days we can say that the President who could honestly drain the swamp in the high places of Washington bureaucracy
(1 Samuel 8:19), then God in His mind has planned the right man for the Job who could be put as the contender to win the presidency (1 Sam 9:17), and then through election process people choose the right candidate whom God has in his mind because he seems to be the one who exactly satisfies the appeal for the people who want such a person to stand for them (1 Samuel 10:20-21, 24). So the bottom line is, God appointed a leader according to the desire of the people in a democracy so that exactly according to their own desire they can have a leader elected through election to fulfill the greater purpose of God to fulfill His will for the generation and for the Glory of God (Rom 13:1-7).

In short, man cannot do anything outside of God's sovereign will and purpose, at the same time God does not do anything without man partaking with his will to fulfill what is best in His will, so that humans are the rulers who could have dominion on earth under God. Humans have a choice, but the result of their choice when they exercise it, they do not have power to change the consequence of the result of their own choice. It is with an omniscient, sovereign warning or the result of their choice revealed before hand that God grants
"their" choice (1 Sam. 8:7-21), which he foreordained and thus foreknew as according to His purpose and will for their generation (cf. Deut. 17:14-15). Thus God controls and rules everything, even all the kings and kingdoms (Prov. 21:1; cf. Ezra 7:27). He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning (Dan. 2:21). The Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and gives them to anyone he wishes (Dan. 4:25). In short, we cannot create the waves of the ocean the way we want, the time we want and for the purpose we want, but we can utilize it to ride the wave and make the best time of our life through it all. In the same way we cannot decide what should happen and what will happen and what has happened in our lifetime, but we can be filled with the knowledge of God and wisdom from him to understand what we ought to do and ought not to do to make godly choices and live according to His purpose to fulfill His will through our lives and bring glory to God through it all to live a worthy life, well-lived as pleasing to God which will become an example of a living open Bible which they will all see day to day of how we should live for the Glory of God in this perverse and evil generation that seeks for a sign, and for that which God has foreordained no other sign than the sign of Jonah which is the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus to make us live abundant life on earth as it is in heaven (Acts 2:40; Matt 12:38-41; 16:4; Luke 11:29-32; John 10:10; Matt 6:10).

God does as he pleases with the angelic powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: "What have you done?" because God is perfect and does all things perfect as the Creator of all things
(Dan. 4:35; cf. Psa. 66:7). Even when man proposes, God has the ability to dispose it. In other words, God does have the last say in all things and none can change His will and purpose that He works out according to His own desire (Prov. 16:9; 1 Sam 2:6-7; Psa 75:6-7).

Just because God has a sovereign will doesn't mean that people always choose to honor His heart desire always, except when he chooses to give the best to a certain people who collectively desire for a godly choice for them and their nation under God
(1 Sam. 12:12-15; 13:14). That is why praying people and praying Church, people thirsting for righteousness are the most powerful entities who can change the destinies of nations under God (Jer 1:9-10; Acts 12:5; 13:2-3, 4). When God wants to judge a nation, he gives a cruel ruler who deceives through an evil heart.

Thus
Proverbs 16:33 states, "The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord." We see God controlling the casting of the lot again in the New Testament (Acts 1:26). However, the choice may have also been sovereignly controlled using the Urim and the Thummin (1 Sam. 2:28; cf. Exod. 28:30; Num. 27:21; Deut. 33:8), how awesome it is to even think that God has control over even the coin or dice we throw down carelessly to look to force a decision for ourselves or others or as a group, therefore nothing can be a coincidence or luck or fate when we look through the Word of God as the Basis for our life and living under the good God who rules over our lives. The great news is, God has the power to change even our bad decisions to work together for our own good when we are called by God and love God with all our heart (Rom 8:28). When we respond to the call of God, we become called by God and become chosen by God for His will and purposes to be fulfilled through our lives on earth as it is in heaven.

So we know it was God who gave Trump to people according to their heart desire for the Glory of God just like he gave David to the nation of Israel to fulfill His will and purpose for it and make it remain blessed through it all at the end of it all
(Acts 13:22, 34-35). But no way I have compared the great godliness of King David with that of Trump which is no where near because only after becoming the President I believe he took God seriously even, and also we are not supposed to compare one person to another because all are created uniquely, and also because God chooses in salvation according to His own will and desire and not according to our works of any kind (Titus 2:5-8). Under a God chosen leader for a nation according to His desire, the people of the nation will stay secure and prosperous under Him as God will be blessing the people and not judging them for their short comings when they are submissive to Him and His will, so that He can show His abundant mercy to them to make them fulfill His purpose for their lives. The time is late enough to become 'the late great planet earth', if you still do not believe it read the following article that I wrote regarding the critical times we live where we need to 'watch and pray' for the Rapture and not sleep, 'So What's Next? Who Will Build The Third Temple, Trump Or Antichrist?'       




What About Trump 20/20 Election?



As I have already discussed, I want the same improvement that has happened in the nation of America in the past four years and its good relationship with Israel to get better and better under the coming election which Trump is contesting. It is worthy of praise to give him a second term as he has performed well to secure the reigns with His wonderful performance in America and keep it firmly on a solid ground for it to look in to the future with great hope.

Wake up America, wake up and step the accelerator up for one more election to give Trump a thumping win for the reformer to fully drain the swamp and keep the economy up and keep it secure from the prying eyes of the world that looks in to it with expectation and also jealousy. Keep your head held high and preach the Gospel in all the world till the Rapture comes. Repent of your known and unknown sins that you need to turn from and give God all the Glory for whatever He has thus far done for you.

I believe once somebody wins and performs well in their given term of presidency, we should evaluate it Biblically through the Word of God and according to their performance and good works done for the people and for the nation, they should be given a thumbs up irrespective of party affiliation. I given my thumbs up for Trump seeing his performance in the past years He has been the president. Hallelujah! How about you saints?

GLORY TO GOD!


Much Blessings.....







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Friday, June 7, 2019

Do Christians Break The Sabbath Law Willfully?









Who Changed The Sabbath To Sunday?

Question: There can be no doubt that Christ, His disciples, and the first-century Christians kept Saturday, the seventh-day Sabbath. Yet, today, most of the Christian professing world keeps Sunday, the first day of the week, calling it the Sabbath. Who made this change, and how did it occur? Who changed the Sabbath to Sunday? So can you tell Christians not to break God's commandment by keeping it on Saturday rather than on Sunday, and also describe the importance of it to God from the day of creation to our days in the twenty first century. Thank you.

Answer: Greetings in Jesus wonderful name!

You are right, actually in the sight of God every commandment ever given for humans to keep are all important or else he would not have commanded humans to keep it. But the important thing to note is, there are two covenant that God has set up for human. Initially, during creation the first covenant during creation has been made during which Sabbath was made for man to keep where each individual was measured by His obedience through faith. Then another covenant was made between God and humans, where Jesus became a human and also a Mediator of the New Covenant to fulfill the requirement of it.

Actually in the sight of God, there are three entities on earth that he considers as three unique group of division that has continued for the last two millenniums. They are Jews, Gentiles and the Church of God
(1 Cor 10:32).

So from the time of creation there has been law set by God for all humans to keep God's commandments in obedience so that they might become holy to the Lord
(Gen 1:16-17). But our forefather first Adam fell in to sin, and thus through sin death spread to all men, because all sinned (Rom 5:12). The way out of sin is by faith which was taught to Adam and Eve through a sacrificial system of clothing to cover their nakedness, shame and fear which had come upon them right after they fell in to sin and received curse through God's justice which had come upon mankind for their disobedience (Gen 3:21). So there must have been a place where God has set for the sacrifice of animals to express their faith in God's redemptive power through the Messiah, which Cain rejected through his religious offering but Abel accepted and practiced before he was murdered (Gen 4:7, 16). Even until Noah this act of faith have continued, that is why we see Noah chose to keep the seven pair of clean birds and animals that are sacrificed of those domesticated kind, but only a pair of every other animals and birds that was brought by the Lord which were wild as instructed by the Lord (Gen 7:2-3). We see Noah express the same faith to the Lord through his sacrifice after coming out of the flood through the grace of God (Gen 8:20).



Sabbath Kept From The Beginning? 


Just after the flood, when all humans got together and wanted to make a name for themselves apart from acknowledging the grace of God through faith
(Gen 11:4), God caused confusion and scattered them over the face of all the earth (Gen 11:5-9; 10:25, 32).

The question to ask ourselves is, whether humans kept the Sabbath that God initiated in the Book of Genesis? The Gentiles did not keep it as per what God instructed them at the beginning, Cain and his generations rebelled and went away from the Presence of God and the instructions that he gave them to sustain their faith
(Gen 4:16). We also know that the flood came because the sons of God who were of faith began to mix with the daughters of men who were of the lineage of Cain who were godless and violent, thus it brought God's judgment to all men through the flood including sons of God among whom Noah and his family members who were just eight were only saved (Gen 6:1-5; 1 Peter 3:18-22; 4:6). Did Noah keep the Sabbath of God which was initiated by God during creation? We know Noah did not keep it but had faith in God, thus Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord and out it we know through the keeping of the law no flesh will ever be justified before the Lord (Rom 3:20; Gal 2:16; 3:11).

Then through the lineage of Shem, God raised up again a generation of people for Himself and among them God calls Abraham to become consecrated through faith and brought out a generation of a godly nation through his promise
(Gen 12:1-3). We know Abraham kept the faith of their forefathers through sacrificing altar which proved his faith (Gen 12:8). Did Abraham keep the Sabbath of the creation time? No, but God justified him through his faith, thus we come to understand that faith is the internal Sabbath that both great Men like Noah and Abraham alike kept along with their generations that believed the Lord of Creation and Redemption (Gen 15:6; Rom 4:3, 14; Gal 3:17).

The Hebrew calendar started from the day of Passover to the Israelite's and it has continued ever since as a calendar for the Israelite's to keep the law that God gave later to Moses
(Exo 20:1-51). It is a everlasting ordinance for the Israelite's (Exo 12:14). Even before the Law was given to Moses, Sabbath was reinforced to be kept by the Israelite's when God gave the Manna to them in the desert (Exo 16:22-30; 20:1-26).



Purpose Of The Law? 


Then what is the purpose of the Law that was given by Moses to his people
(John 1:17)?

The law were added after the promise was given already by God before Adam and Eve to Satan about the coming Messiah seed so that they could walk by faith, and then revived it to Abraham through a personal encounter
(Gen 3:15). It was given to show men how guilty they are of breaking God's laws and to be convicted of their sins. But this system of law was to last only until the coming of Christ, the Child to whom God's promise was made. And there is this further difference. God gave his laws to angels to give to Moses, who then gave them to the people; but when God gave his promise to Abraham, he did it by himself alone, without angels or Moses as go-betweens (Gal 3:8, 16, 19-20, LB).

Is the law then against the promises of God? Certainly not! For if there had been a law given which could have given life, truly righteousness would have been by the law
(Gal 3:21).

Thus for the Jews the law was given so that they could be kept restrained from transgression
(Neh 9:13-14), until Christ could come and become a Mediator to establish a new covenant through his very own blood, which could give life and impart righteousness for the Glory of God freely by faith (Matt 26:28).

Did the Jews keep the Sabbath law perfectly? No, even the first time Moses told the people to keep the Sabbath before the law was given, they broke the commandment of Sabbath by choosing to go pick the Manna on that very day they were told not to do so
(Exo 16:27-28). We know that every time Jesus got in to the religious crowd, there they were rebelling against him because they felt that Jesus broke the Sabbath, when they were the one who broke it without faith in their heart towards God which is more important for the work to become accepted by God (Matt 23:23). Jesus told them that Sabbath is made for man to take rest and refreshment in God and with God, where by reclining upon God in intimacy for a while, humans could get re-energized for his further walk on earth according to the will of God (Mark 2:27-28). Man was not made for Sabbath-keeping through the law to boast about his own works before God (Eph 2:9), but rather for a intimate personal relationship with God by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ so that he may boast only in the Lord (1 Cor 1:31; 2 Cor 10:17).

By rejecting the Lord of Sabbath, they were only boasting in themselves of their own works of the law before the Lord which God has already rejected.



Why Not Christians? 


If Jesus, apostles and the disciples kept the law, why not the Christians now?

Jesus kept the law because He came to fulfill it all which not other humans on earth could keep without breaking even once which will make them a sinner
(Matt 5:17), once he fulfilled it perfectly and finished sacrificing his sinless life before God for all those who believe in Him (John 19:30; 2 Cor 3:6, 17), it has already given the believers the freedom to not to keep the law by the letter but rather the law of the Spirit by faith which fulfills the law in us (Rom 8:2-4). Jesus did not keep the law to save himself, but to save us.

Therefore even the apostles and first century disciples kept the law not to get saved, but they kept it to become great in the Kingdom of heaven which rewards them for their works after they were saved
(Matt 5:18-20). We are not saved by good works, but saved for good works (Eph 2:10).

In the same way, ever since the first century, the Christians become saved by faith but do the commandments after salvation with love for God and humans to get rewarded in this life and in the life to come
(John 13:34-35; 14:15; Matt 19:27-29; Mark 10:28-31). These are not commandments kept by the letter of the law, but rather by the law of the Spirit who gives God's very heavenly quality of life and character to the soul and makes humans to rest within (Matt 11:28-30).

Most of the apostles and first century believers who were Jews, who lived by the Law before they got saved by Jesus, were so easily tempted to live by works after they have started by faith
(Gal 3:1-7). So God used apostle Paul to warn them not to return to the works of law and this even included Peter the apostle at a certain time, through which they all learned to live by faith (Gal 2:11-21).

Before Peter could be used to spread the Gospel to the Gentiles, his own prejudice that was there created by walking in the law should be broken, so God had to speak to him about it through a vision and rebuke him to become a useful vessel for Him
(Acts 10:9-20).

Even after Peter has created a revival among the Gentiles through a outpouring of the Spirit, the Jews were still were not sure whether the Gospel is for the Gentiles too, and even if the Gentiles were part of the people of God which were only Israelite's previously
(Rom 9:4), should they keep the law after they were saved was a big question to them? Then the apostolic council came together and solved the issue by coming to a conclusion, that the Gentiles need not keep the law of Moses after they become saved, but they will be safe if they would abstain from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality. They guaranteed that God through the Holy spirit will take care of them and they will do well in their spiritual life if they keep these above minimal instructions (Acts 15:28-29). Even these were not law, but only a decree of instruction for the betterment and safety for their spiritual lives.

Thus creation of the 7th day Sabbath was mainly reinstated through the law to the Jews as a sign between God and children of Israel to know they were created by the Creator of the heavens and the earth for a purpose of His to be fulfilled through them. God stated that it shall be a perpetual covenant for the Jews to make them understand that it is the Lord who sanctifies them and that they cannot make or keep themselves holy without Him, but to the Christians the Sabbath day was not a part of the covenant because they are under the New Covenant made by Jesus Christ who promoted a internal perpetual Sabbath rest of the heart rather than externally keeping it by the letter of the law
(Exo 31:13-17; Ezek 20:12; Heb 4:9-10).



Did The Christians Keep The Jewish Sabbath For Worship Or Evangelism? 


Paul went to the synagogues not to worship, but to evangelize and spread the Gospel by the specific instruction of the Lord
(Matt 10:5-6; Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4, 8; Rom 1:16c). The target of Evangelism was not just Jews, but also the proselytes who have come fully to Judaism and who kept the law, so that they could make a pathway to go in to Gentile nations.

One of the most straight-forward references to understand the day of gathering of the assembly and the rest that follows for a Christians is found in
Luke 23:53-56 & Luke 24:1 where we come to see that Jesus died on the preparation day and on the 7th day Sabbath for the Jews which is Saturday the women rested according to the commandment. Finally, after the Jewish Sabbath, on the first day of the week which is Sunday, Jesus was resurrected. Because the Lord was resurrected on Sunday which is the 1st day of the week, we as Christians choose to gather together to celebrate the Sabbath on this day which we call as 'the Lord's day' (Rev 1:10).

In another article which one of my Messianic Jewish friend sent me, he wanted to convey to me that 84 times or more the Jewish Sabbath was kept by the apostles and disciples in the Book of Acts when in the article they showed me the following references,
Acts 13:14, "on the Sabbath day they went into the synagogue and sat down", counted 1 time, then Acts 13:44, "And the next Sabbath nearly the whole city assembled to hear the word of God.", counted 1 time, then Acts 16:13, "And on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to a riverside, where we were supposing that there would be a place of prayer; and we sat down and began speaking to the women who had assembled.", counted 1 time, Acts 17:2 "And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three Sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures.", counted 3 times, then Acts 18:4,11, "And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath." ... "And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.", counted 78 times giving a grand total of 84 times. In all of the above references, we can see that apostle Paul and his disciples went not to worship but to evangelize the non-believers with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And so it is indeed a complete out of context interpretation to say that they went to synagogue as though to worship along with the Jews on their Sabbath day.

Some people like to say, the Sabbath is mentioned 60 times in the New Testament as to 7 to 8 times for the first day of the week, of which none of the first day of the week is about worship.

This they say because there are no specific references that point to Sunday worship, but there are enough indicators that make us conclude that Sunday worship was the usual gathering of all Christians from the time Jesus Christ rose from the dead, here are few indicators for Sunday, the first day of the week, as being special, because of being a day of breaking bread, and of gathering collections. Only when all come together for edification and prayer corporately, both the collection of money and breaking of bread always happened or why should Paul the apostle say to the believers that if they want to eat and drink, let them do it in their own homes and not despise the Church, during breaking of bread
(1 Cor 11:22).

Here are what had happened on the 1st day of the week ever since Jesus rose from the dead,

1) Jesus rose from the dead on the first day of the week
(Matt. 28:1-7; Mark 16:2, 9; Luke 24:1; John 20:1).

2) Jesus appeared to the disciples on the first day of the week
(John 20:19).

3) Jesus appeared inside the room to the eleven disciples eight days after the first day of the week. The Jewish way of measuring days meant that it was again Sunday
(John 20:26).

4) The Holy Spirit came on Pentecost, the first day of the week
(Lev. 23:16; Acts 2:1).

5) The first sermon was preached by Peter on the first day of the week
(Acts 2:14).

6) Three thousand converts joined the church on the first day of the week
(Acts 2:41).

7) The three thousand were baptized on the first day of the week
(Acts 2:41).

8) The Christians assembled broke bread on the first day of the week.

9) The Christians also heard a message from Paul on the first day of the week
(Acts 20:7).[Note: the reference is until midnight which is not the Jewish method of measuring days, but the Roman system.]

10) Paul instructed the churches to put aside contributions on the first day of the week
(1 Cor. 16:2).

11) Jesus gave the apostle John the vision of Revelation on the first day of the week
(Rev. 1:10).

So all the other references for the Sabbath is a reference to time and not to an act of worship, which makes the very reasoning be considered out of context and skewed circular reasoning of Scripture rather than balanced contextual reasoning from the Scripture where the context interprets the usage of the any Word. Just because meats are available in a hyper market, could we interpret that every time a person goes to hyper market he goes there to buy meat when it might be for many other reasons he could go there, and may be sometimes he might go there to buy meat but still many other times he might go there with many other reason to buy many other things.

Thus the Greeks and Gentiles who were called "righteous proselyte" were the ones who were joining the Jews at their worship services
(Acts 13:14, 27, 42, 44; 15:21; 16:13; 18:4). But that is before they became Christian, once they became Christians they gathered together with other fellow believers in the breaking of break on the 1st day of the week. Here is a example, "Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight" (Acts 20:7) and "On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be no collections when I come" (I Corinthians 16:2), where we can clearly see that the Lord's Supper is an act of worship and also giving of a contribution is an act of worship when people come together as one gathering corporately.

Thus taking references to Jewish worship and claiming that Christians were doing the same is a false claim to distort the truth of the New Testament. Without doubt, Christians worshiped corporately as the Church on the first day of the week on Sunday.


What About Our Times? 


For the last two thousand years, God sees the Jews, Gentiles and the Church of God as three separate entities present in this present world. The Jews still need to find Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, to get saved. The Gentiles live in unsaved condition joining various streams of religion to satisfy their spiritual thirst and hunger for God, yet they too need Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior to become saved. The Church of God is that which has been present from the day of Pentecost in which it came in to existence, it will continue until the day of the rapture after which it will receive the reward and then get settled in the new heaven and new earth, during this time the New Jerusalem will be placed suspended at the top in the new heaven and new earth as like a bride adorned for her husband
(Rev 21:2-3). The New Jerusalem will be the like the Sun from which the new heaven and new earth will receive their light. God will dwell along with some angels and saints in the New Jerusalem, which will serve as the head quarters of the whole new heaven and new earth. The saints on the new earth will be able to visit the New Jerusalem for worship and for special times of rejoicing. So the Church will live in the new heaven and new earth after the rapture. But the nation of Israel will return to Jesus Christ at the time of the Second Coming (Rom 11:26-27), and the law which has now become obsolete and growing old which is ready to vanish away (Heb 8:13), will once again be revived as a law not to be kept by the letter but to keep it out of gratefulness for the goodness of the Messiah in the Millennium for all His blessings and benefits of salvation revealed to the nation of Israel at the time of His Second Coming (Isa 2:3; 42:4). Even the Gentile nations will have to come and keep the law if they want to receive the blessing during the Millennial rule of Jesus Christ and his saints (Zech 14:16-17). But at this time of the Millennium, the Church will be in the New Heaven and New Earth living by the light of God from the New Jerusalem, that they will visit the earth day in and day out with their glorious bodies and serve God along with Jesus on this present earth to work out a restoration of all things like at the time of creation before sin entered the earth (Php 3:20-21; Rom 8:19).

As for the Church the law which Jesus and apostles speak about it to keep is the law of love and liberty that they should keep by the Spirit, both towards God and towards others humans
(Jam 1:25; 2:8, 12-13; 1 John 3:11, 14; 4:20-21). This one law will fulfill all others laws when it is prioritized (Rom 13:8-10).

The main difference between the Jews keeping the law of the letter and the Christians keeping the law of the Spirit is that
(2 Cor 3:6; Rom 8:2), the Jews keeps it out of fear to get saved and the Christian keeps it out of love and gratefulness for being already saved (John 14:15; Rom 10:5; Gal 3:12; Deut 17:19). The Jews keep the law to achieve righteousness before God, Christians keep the law because they have been made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, so they seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness to be worked out in their life for the Glory of God and become a testimony for Him (2 Cor 5:21; 1 Cor 1:30-31; Matt 6:33). The letter of that law or the law of works only brings death (2 Cor 3:5-6; Rom 3:20; 8:2), the law of faith and Spirit brings life (Rom 3:27).

Because the Sabbath keeping from the Garden of Eden and also during the time of the law of Moses is external, they all kept it by the letter of the law to please God with the fear of God
(Neh 9:26; 10:28-29), it was completely different from how a Christian keeps the Sabbath. For a Christian the Sabbath is a spiritual rest that he experiences within his heart and therefore it is the obedience to the law of the Spirit which is experiential keeping of the law by conviction and confession that keeps him in the zone of blessing (Heb 4:1-16; Matt 11:28-30).

So for a Jew it is still the seventh day Sabbath and it has not changed since the beginning of time in the Garden of Eden and the creation. But for a Christian, the Lord's day which is the first day of the week has become a time of fellowship with one another and a time to think about the eternal things of God to have special communion corporately and also privately so that it can continue without hindrance for the rest of the week in the world where he or she moves 
(Heb 10:25; 1 Cor 16:2; 1 Cor 11:20; Acts 20:11). Each Christian can decide and be convinced in his own mind which day to keep on a particular week as there is no such a rule for a Christian as Christ has become the fulfillment of the law for them (Rom 14:5-8; Col 2:15-17). The shadow of the law of Sabbath rest has become a substance of rest internally which is tangible enough to give perpetual joy and peace and righteousness in the Holy Spirit (Rom 14:17; 1 Cor 4:20; Matt 11:28-30). Now for a Christian, to relate with the Lord of Sabbath and hear the Word of Christ to keep it is the perpetual Sabbath rest for him, therefore he is instructed to rejoice in the Lord always (Mark 2:28; Heb 12:25; John 16:13-15; Php 4:4).

So the bottom line is, there can be no doubt that Christ, His disciples, and the first-century Jews continued to keep Saturday the seventh-day Sabbath until Christ died, and once he resurrected they came out of initial days to then establish churches in all the places of Gentiles to celebrate the Lord's day where formal assemblies were gathered. From the day of Pentecost the Church authoritatively continued to break bread and keep the apostolic doctrines which Christ revealed to his apostles who encouraged the Church to continue in the same path for the Glory of God! Then the Lord through Paul the apostle established the Church in deep faith through his epistles through which clear instructions regarding Sabbath were further established. Thus it was a progressive yet firm footed establishment of the Church in the doctrines where Sabbath was overlooked because of its relationship to the old and the Lord's day was established as a day of remembrance rather than a newly reappointed day of Sabbath
(Acts 15:23-29; Rom 7:1-6).

Most of the Christian professing world keeps Sunday, the first day of the week, calling it the Sabbath because they do not keep it as a law, but as discussed only as a day of remembrance for the breaking of bread and use it as a day of edifying one another to grow in faith and look towards the day of rapture
(Heb 10:23-25). So it is absolutely right and fitting for a Christian to keep the Sabbath on Sunday!

So nobody made this change externally, except the Lord Himself who got resurrected on Sunday and not Saturday, symbolically keeping the old man of flesh in the tomb and rising up as a one new man in the resurrected body through which the new covenant was established where the Sabbath becomes internal to keep and rejoice in the Lord always
(1 Cor 15:17; Eph 2:14-18, 19-22). Hallelujah!

So now I can tell the Christians, not to break God's commandment of love towards God and fellow humans which fulfills all commandment which is the royal law, and also describe the importance of it to God from the day of creation to our days in the twenty first century
(Matt 22:36-40; Rom 13:8-10; Jam 2:8-9, 10).

Praise the Lord! Glory be to God!

Much Blessings...




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