To the relief of those of us who keep God’s days, the Christmas season is finally over. Which days are truly God’s days? God showed us years ago that the two major tests in the end time would be the name of Jesus and one of the commandments of Jesus involving God’s day of worship. Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments” (John 14:15). One of Ten Commandments is a test commandment as well as one of the first covenants God made with man. The Bible clearly says that this covenant will still be in force when Jesus returns to rule the earth. Yet the vast majority of Christians today have turned their backs on this commandment. They reason around the clear words of the Bible, which never ordained Sunday as the day of rest and worship. Few keep God’s day today, and even those who do keep it, keep it alone. What does the Bible say about observing it alone? Read more…

In ignorance many claim that the New Testament never repeats the Sabbath commandment. Yet as you read the gospel accounts, you will discover that the Sabbath is mentioned more than any commandment. Jesus even said, “The Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is [Divine Master] of the Sabbath” (Mark 2:27-28).

Paul believed “everything that is in accordance with the Law and is written in the Prophets” (Acts 24:14). He declared that he had never committed any offense against the law (Acts 25:8). Never. That means when he accepted Jesus, he never stopped observing the Sabbath day. The writer of Hebrews declares, “So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God” (Heb. 4:9).

The writer leaves no doubt about which they was the Christian Sabbath, for he says that we must rest from our works as God did from His (verse 10). The member of the God Family who spoke with man in the Garden of Eden was the one who spoke the words of creation. He was Jesus before His birth as a man. Jesus made the Sabbath for man, and Adam was the first man, not the first Jew.

One of the purposes of the Sabbath is often overlooked, and it explains why believers who keep the Sabbath alone should seek out others in their area who observe the same day.

The Bible encourages us to “consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds” (Heb. 10:24). And how are we supposed to do that?

One of the ways is expressed in the very next verse: “… not for seeking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near” (Heb. 10:25).

The day of Jesus’ return is extremely close. As that day approaches, it becomes more and more important for Sabbath keepers to meet together when possible.

Why? The reason is that the Sabbath is the day of love, the day when the God whose name is Love convokes His people.

God says, “Gather My godly ones to Me, those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice” (Ps. 50:5). God’s ultimate purpose is to gather His godly ones, plural, to Him on the day of His Sabbath covenant. It is indeed a sacrifice to come out of the world, even the Christian world that keeps the wrong day, and often receive persecution for obeying God.

Those who choose to obey need encouragement. They need others to join with them and stimulate them to further good works. It’s a day of fellowship with God and with other believers.

God’s appointed times are holy convocations, commanded assemblies where God tells us to come together to worship Him (Lev. 23:1-3). Sometimes we have to keep the Sabbath alone because we’re the only Sabbath keepers in a certain area.

In times past on our popular blog Sabbath keepers could connect. Now we are required to ask bloggers to include their emails. We don’t do this to make your life difficult or to cause fear. We only do it because we are required to do so. We promise never to use your emails inappropriately.

However, posting your email so that you can post comments on a blog will allow you to communicate with us and receive answers to questions as well as to communicate other Sabbath keepers in your area who are seeking to fellowship with other believers.

Years ago one young lady wrote how she yearned to fellowship with other Sabbath keepers. Her boyfriend and her began riding around the neighborhood and praying in the Spirit for revelation on a Sabbath home group. Her boyfriend received a word from God to stop at a certain house, where they were warmly welcomed into a Sabbath keeping group.

Finding a Sabbath home group may not be as miraculous for you, but you can make such an occurrence easier by posting your email on our blog and began posting comments. Who knows whom you may connect with in your area? You may be able to show love on the Sabbath day by your very presence as you fellowship with other believers who keep the fourth commandment.

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