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What I hope to illustrate with this page is that when you actually break the Sabbath, you break ALL His Commandments. After all, it is written in,
James 2:10 “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.”
For example, if you work or do your own pleasure on Sabbath, you break the 4th Commandment.
Isaiah 58:13 pleads “If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:”
Exodus 20:10 “But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God: …”
That being the case, when man works on this day, he actually TAKES this day of God unto himself! However, the Word of God says man was given six days to work. For it is written in, Exodus 20:8-9 that we must,
Exodus 20:8-9 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:”
Therefore, if man takes this day for his own, which is actually God’s Holy day, what is he doing? HE IS STEALING! He is then guilty of breaking Commandment #8.
Exodus 20:15 “Thou shalt not steal.”
Some say they claim Wednesday, Friday, or even Sunday is their Sabbath. They then declare the true Sabbath is a common work day. That too is stealing of course. However, before a man can steal, he must first desire the object for the taking. You cannot steal without being envious or desiring to have that which is not yours. What is it then when a man breaks the Sabbath of God to keep another day in its stead? THAT MAN IS COVETING! He is guilty of breaking Commandment #10.
Exodus 20:17 “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.”
The man that breaks Commandment #4 places himself before the Lord’s will as well when he steals from Him. You know what that means? HE IS PLACING ANOTHER GOD BEFORE THE GOD OF THE BIBLE. He is then guilty of breaking Commandment #1.
Exodus 20:2-3 “I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”
The man that breaks the Lord’s Sabbath then causes his own Sabbath to become the truth. In so doing, he makes God out to be the liar by declaring his own Sabbath greater than God’s. Thing is, man is not a god, so he can only be an IDOL at best. When man steals from God, whether it be a holy day or an attempt at His character, he is placing himself in the place of God. Philippians 3:19 says,
Philippians 3:19 “Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)”
Some have food as a god, money, drugs, and even sex. When man places himself above God and steals His holy day as his own day, then man makes himself an idol that stands supreme above his God. His decision is what matters and his thoughts become the truth thereby making God’s Word less to him. A good example of this coming to reality is the Pope of Rome. He steals the Sabbath each week as his day to work. In fact, he was the first man to do so in writing. The end result is as he desired long ago. Today, most call the Pope holy father which is a title for God the Father in John 17:11.
John 17:11 “And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.”
In reality this man is BOWING UNTO ANOTHER GOD as the sole authority. He is guilty of breaking Commandment #2.
Exodus 20:4-6 “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.”
As we know, the 7th day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. Is it not a vain use of His day as well as His name to break such a day He calls His Holy day? Truth is, HIS NAME is actually inside the 4th Commandment, TWICE! First off, it’s in the word SABBATH itself. If you look closely you will see His name is found within the Sabbath Commandment as well. It is placed there in the same manner a President would claim authority when his signature is placed upon a document.
For example: When the President of the United States signs a bill into law, he’ll sign it, 1. Name “George Washington” 2. Title “President” 3. Territory “of the United States of America”. Absolutely EVERY document must be signed or sealed in this manner for it to be an official legal document.
The name of the official
Does our God use this method as well? Truth is, yes, He does. In fact, this is how mankind learned how to place official seals upon documents thousands of years ago. Looking in the 4th Commandment we find the following.
Exodus 20:11 “For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth….”
HIS NAME = THE LORD (Isaiah 42:8 “I am the Lord: that is my name“)
HIS TITLE = CREATOR (Notice, “the LORD made” in above verse)
HIS TERRITORY = HEAVEN AND EARTH (Notice, “Heaven and earth” in above verse)
So, when man breaks the 7th Day Sabbath he is actually TAKING THE CREATOR’S NAME IN VAIN! He is guilty of breaking Commandment #3.
Exodus 20:7 “Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.”
When Christians proclaim the 7th day Sabbath to be a work day, or any day of the week their Sabbath, they are then lying, plain and simple. The Sabbath breaker claims to be Christian, and then claims God’s Sabbath was changed. But Malachi 3:6 says,
Malachi 3:6 “For I am the LORD, I change not;”
For them to say God did change means they BEAR FALSE WITNESS against God by declaring He lied. The man is then guilty of breaking Commandment #9.
Exodus 20:16 “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.”
How can man claim any other day a Sabbath that was sanctified by the Creator God Himself? Is it not written in Genesis 2:3 that,
Genesis 2:3 “God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.”
Numbers 23:20 also says that which is blessed cannot be reversed!
Numbers 23:20 “Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.”
This is GOD’S DAY, plain and simple. As Christians, we also claim God to be our Father, do we not? 2 Corinthians 6:17-18 clearly says,
2 Corinthians 6:17-18 “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”
To claim Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or any other day of the week to be the 7th day Sabbath is to, DISHONOR OUR HEAVENLY FATHER! The man is then guilty of breaking Commandment #5.
Exodus 20:12 “Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.”
One very shocking reality is this,
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; …”
Ezekiel 18:4 “… : the soul that sinneth, it shall die.”
The definition of sin is transgression of the LAW, right? 1 John 3:4 says,
1 John 3:4 “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.”
So, what does this person do when they break the Sabbath? They are actually KILLING THEMSELVES! That man is then guilty of breaking Commandment #6.
Exodus 20:13 “Thou shalt not kill.”
Now for the clincher… Isaiah 54:5 says,
Isaiah 54:5 “For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name …
And then James 4:4 says,
James 4:4 “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
We also see that John 15:1 declares,
John 15:1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.”
The church of Christ is likened unto a Woman, correct? After all, it is written in Jeremiah 6:2,
Jeremiah 6:2 “I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate woman.”
Are we not called the bride of Christ as well? Revelation 21:2 says,
Revelation 21:2 “And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.”
And Revelation 21:9 says,
Revelation 21:9 “And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.”
However, the apostate church is likened unto a harlot that commits adultery against her Husband. As we see here in Scripture, Christ is the groom! His church is His bride! When the bride is unfaithful to her husband, she commits adultery! When Christians break the Sabbath, they COMMIT ADULTERY against their Lord! The man is then guilty of breaking Commandment #7.
Exodus 20:14 “Thou shalt not commit adultery.”
So, there you have it. ALL TEN COMMANDMENTS ARE BROKEN LITERALLY WHEN THE SABBATH COMMANDMENT IS BROKEN!
H.M.S. Richards summed it up when he said,
“How can a man take God’s Sabbath for his own selfish use without stealing, and this without breaking the 8th Commandment? How can he steal a thing without first coveting it, and breaking the 10th Commandment? How can he in this way put himself first, even before God, without breaking the 1st Commandment? How can he make such an idol of himself without breaking the 2nd Commandment? And how can he not break the 3rd Commandment, since God has placed His holy name right there within the 4th Commandment? How can he show such disrespect for his heavenly Father without breaking the 5th Commandment? How can he commit such sin when God has said that the sure result of sin is death, without being guilty of the 6th Commandment, and taking his own life? How can he do all of this, and justify his words and say that he is telling the truth, and break the 9th Commandment? And last but not least, how can he go so completely away from his spiritual spouse and join with the sinful world, without being guilty of the 7th Commandment? Can you now think that the 4th Commandment is of no consequence?”
Psalms 19:7 “The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.”