What about Isaiah
66:23 indicating the Sabbath Day will be kept again in the Kingdom
of God on earth?
The word 'Sabbath' here can
mean 'sabbath', 'sabbath year', 'day of atonement', 'week', 'produce'.
The verse is an expression
of a passing of time by rest. In the Kingdom
of God, also called Kingdom of Heaven, a kingdom of spirits of those
who have moved in their minds from the hard life produced by living at
the low consciousness ego level, to the spiritual rest in the higher consciousness
level. They are always at rest:.Hebrews
4:3 "For we which have believed do enter into rest...";
"There remains therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered
into his rest, he also has ceased from his own works..." Isaiah
30:15 "...In returning and rest shall you be saved...".Are
you doing daily meditation?
Both the phrases "from one
new moon to another" and "from one sabbath to another" refer to the passing
of time, here meaning eventually more and more
people will come to worship God.
If the sabbath part supposedly
refers to its being kept, so would the other part about the moon:.Deuteronomy
4:19; 17:3; Jeremiah
8:2. The first part of this verse refers obviously to a period of time.("from
one new moon to another").and
so does the last part; that meaning "from one sabbath to another", being
also a period of time and an allegorical
saying, talking of a state of existence when people
will be aware of and give attention to God....
The Mosaic Law's Sabbath
Day was part of the
Mosaic Law with its
over 600 rules and regulations, sacrifices, etc.
sacrifice will be recognized as having replaced those of this old
principle there are many good things we
can learn from the Old Testament law.
in Him, including the purpose of the old covenant:.Hebrews
2:8; Colossians 1:20. God has
His ways of relation with man at different times as
he sees fitting and proper....
This age for us now is a
special age, the pressure
cooker of our lives. The pressure cooker which the body, being a tool
for our lives, can be used to
learn and grow spiritually.
Personal spiritual development
does not stop with death as it always continues
at all times. However,
the presence of the physical body enhances
spiritual growth of one's soul.
That's why we have a physical body. Although there's no time in the next
step one goes into after passing from Earth, growing spiritually now is
where the initial
rewards are to be had.
With God's help, growing
spiritually can be easy on us:.Matthew
11:28-30. Life can be still seem like we're in a pressure cooker with
life's so many experiences for learning, but that only for overall, what
will seem like such a
short time and for a good reason:.1Peter
With God, time is unimportant
as it's different for God than for us.
God could have kept human lives long as they were.(Genesis
the beginning of mankind. But why prolong
that come along in life if the same result can be achieved in a shorter
time for humans? That's a loving God for you! It's easier on them. I mean,
knowing what we now know, would you want to live a human life for around
a few hundred to a thousand years as these people did at mankind's beginning?
Our 'sabbath' or rest, in
this age is in Him, not necessarily
on some particular day of the week:.Hebrews
ages Christians had much physical persecution to deal with:.2Timothy
3:12. In this age we have the opportunity to deal with ourselves.(*).as
few in past ages could afford time to and/or had the mind to.
Those under grace
in any age who accept Christ are promised a great reward.
Relating to God through
physical obedience is not accepting His grace into your heart.
In Old Testament times it
was physical blessings for physical obedience. The spiritual sonship opportunity
was not open to them. Their hearts could not accept it. It was not God's
time for that to be available for them.(Deuteronomy
5:29; Revelation 21:1-6).enabling
them to attain eternal life as a spiritual being, being a member of the
verb 'shabbath', meaning "to rest from labor", the day of rest. It is first
mentioned as having been instituted, in.Genesis
2:27 "The sabbath was made for man...",
made as a day of rest and refreshment for the body and of blessing to the
"It is next referred to in
connection with the gift of manna
to the children of Israel
in the wilderness.(Exodus
afterwards, when the law was given from Sinai.(Genesis
the people were solemnly charged to."remember
the sabbath day, to keep it holy." Thus
it is spoken of as an institution already existing.
"In the Mosaic law strict
regulations were laid down regarding its observance:.Exodus
35:2,3; Leviticus 23:3; 26:34.
These were peculiar to that dispensation.
"In the subsequent
history of the Jews, frequent references are made to the sanctity
of the Sabbath:.Isaiah
56:2,4,6,7; 58:13,14; Jeremiah
17:20-22; Nehemiah 13:19.
In later times they perverted the Sabbath by their traditions. Our Lord
rescued it from their perversions
and recalled to them its true nature and intent.(Matthew
12:10-13; Mark 2:27; Luke
"Originally at creation
the seventh day of the week was set apart and consecrated
as the Sabbath.....We know for a fact that the first day of the week.(Sunday).has
been observed from apostolic times.....After His resurrection, which took
place on the first day of the week.(Matthew
28:1; Mark 16:2; Luke
24:1; John 20:1),
we never find Christ meeting with his disciples on the seventh day.....
himself to them on four separate occasions:.Matthew
Luke 24:18-34; John
20:19-23. Again, on the next first day of the week, Emmanuel appeared
to his disciples:.John
"Some have calculated that
Christ's ascension also took place on the first day of the week."