Talking to our Lord is the best moment we should cherish in our daily lives. It brings us closer to Jesus day after day. The Lord will never get tired of us talking to Him. In fact He loves it when we talk to Him everyday, when we ask questions & guidelines concerning our lives on earth and how to prepare for the end times and the second coming of His Son.
See below conversations with our Jesus Christ on different topics that bother us day after day so that we prepare ourselves for His soon coming during these pandemic times of Corona Virus – Convid19, one of the end times sign. For further reading please read one of Mrs E.G White Book: The Desire Of Ages.
THE SABBATH & THE HOLY SPIRIT
My Lord I have another issue that is worrying me day and night. Allow me to ask many questions regarding the above topic.
“My child. You are free to ask me anything bothering you, I will always have time for you.”
Ok thanks, tell me, Lord, do you have a special day of rest for your followers or is everyday alike?
“I was in the spirit of the Lord’s Day?.” Rev.1:10
But which day is the Lord’s Day? Which day are you Lord of?
“The Son of man is the Lord even of the Sabbath day.” Math.12:8.
There are seven days in the week. Which day is the Sabbath day?
“The seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God.” Fourth Commandment (Ex.20:8)
Which day, according to our reckoning, is the seventh day, Saturday or Sunday?
“And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalena and Mary ,the mother of James,…….very early in the morning the first day of the week ,they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun……..And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man …..And he saith unto them, be not afraid; Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified; He is risen. “ Mark 16:1-6(Note: everybody knows that Sunday was the resurrection day. The Sabbath was past when it dawned. Thus it is evident that the Sabbath is Saturday, the day before Sunday.)
But, Lord didn’t you abolish the law which contains the Sabbath Commandment?
“Do not suppose that I have come to do away with the law or the prophets. I have not come to do away with them, but to enforce them.” Math 5:17
Well at least, didn’t you change one of the Commandments so that today your followers may keep another day?
“I tell you, as long as heaven and earth endure, not one dotting of an ‘i’ or crossing of a ‘t’ will be dropped from the law until it is all observed. Math 5:18
But, Lord Isn’t Saturday a Jewish Day? Isn’t the seventh day the Sabbath of the Jews?
“The Sabbath was made for man.’ ’Mark 2:27 (The Sabbath was made and given to man 2500 years before the existence of a jew. See Gen.2:1-3.)
Someone told me that after your crucifixion, your followers no longer kept the seventh-day Sabbath according to the commandment. Is this true Father?
“And that day was the Preparation day and the Sabbath drew on. And the women also, which came with Him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the Sepulchre, and how his body was laid. And they returned and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the Sabbath day according to the commandment.’’ Luke 23:54-58.
But didn’t the Apostle Paul always meet with the early Christians on Sunday in honor of the Resurrection?
“And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three Sabbath days reasoned with them out of the Scriptures” Acts 17:2
But Lord, perhaps he met with the Jews on the Sabbath and the Gentiles on Sunday. What about that?
“And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks” Acts 18:4
Lord what did Paul really teach in regard to the Sabbath keeping?
“There therefore remaineth of Sabbath(margin) to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his works as God did from His.” Hebrews 4:9 & 10
But which day did Paul mean when he spoke of resting as God did?
“For He spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise. And God did rest the seventh day from all His works” Hebrews 4:4( In the New Testament there are no less than 59 references to the Sabbath. The book of Acts records 84 Sabbaths on which the Apostle Paul and his associates held religious services. Yet there is not one word in the entire bible authorising Sunday keeping)
Why do so many people keep Sunday instead of Saturday? You as our Lord teaches us about the true Sabbath keeping, how and by whom was Sunday keeping started?
“And he( the little horn power) shall speak great words against the Most High….. and think to change times and laws” Daniel 7:25
Lord who is this little Horn you just mentioned?
The Roman Catholic Church is the little Horn. Daniel 7.
Whow!! And does this Horn think it has power to change your Law my God?
Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religions or churches agree with her, she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday, the first day of the week, for the observance of Saturday, the seventh day of the week, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority( Stephen Keenan, a Roman Catholic priest, Doctrinal Catechism, Page 174)
Lord when was this change made?
“We observe Sunday instead of Sunday because the Catholic Church in the Council of Laodicea ( 384 A.D) transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday” Peter Geimann, The Converts’ Catechism, page 50.( This catechism received the pope’s blessing on Jan 25, 1910)
Do Protestants or other church ministers agree with this?
CONGREGATIONALIST: It is quite clear that however rapidly or devotedly we may spend Sunday, we are not keeping the Sabbath” – Dr R.W Dale, The ten Commandments, page 108.
METHODIST: “Sabbath in the Hebrew language signifies rest and is the seventh day of the week……. and it must be confessed that there is no law in the New Testament concerning the first day.” Buck’s theological Dictionary.
BAPTIST: “There was and is a command to keep holy the Sabbath day, but that Sabbath day was not Sunday. It will however be readily said and with some show of triumph, that the Sabbath was transferred from the seventh to the first day of the week….Where can the record of such a transfer be found? Not in the New Testament – absolutely…….Ofcourse, I quite well know that Sunday did come into use in early Christian history….. But what a pity that it comes branded with the mark of Paganism, and christened with the name of the sun- god, then adopted and sanctified by the Papal apostasy, and bequeathed as a sacred legacy to Protestantism” Dr E. T. Hiscox, author of the Baptist Manas, Nov 16, 1893(Spokesman for the Catholic church agrees with this statement)
THE WATCHMAN: “The Scriptures nowhere call the first day of the week the Sabbath…..There is no Scriptural authority for so doing, nor of course any Scriptural obligation.”
HAROLD LINDSELL(editor), CHRISTIANITY TODAY, Nov. 5, 1976: “There is nothing in Scripture that requires us to keep Sunday rather than Saturday as a holy day”
What difference does it make which day l keep? A day is a day, isn’t it?
“Know ye not that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death or of obedience unto righteousness? Romans 6:16
Then what shall I do, obey the Sabbath of God’s Commandment or keep the Sunday of man?
“We ought to obey God rather than men” Acts 5:29
Well, Lord what do you think of Sunday keeping?
“Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition….But in vain they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men” Matthew 15:6 & 9
But surely the millions of people who keep Sunday can’t be wrong, can they?
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction and many there be which go in threat: because strait is the gate and narrow is the way that leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” Matth 7:13 & 14.( Only a few obeyed God in the days of Noah, in the days of Lot and in the days of Christ. The majority were lost.)
But I have accepted Jesus. He has accepted me and I have been keeping Sunday. Surely I would not be lost if I did not keep the Sabbath now, would I?
The times of this ignorance God winked at: but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent,” Acts 17:30.
I know you, Lord you wouldn’t condemn me for breaking the Sabbath, would you?
“He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him,” 1 John 2……..
But isn’t it sufficient that I love the Lord and live by the law of love?
“If ye love Me, keep my commandments.’’ John 14:15.
Does that mean all ten of them?
“For whosoever shall keep the law and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all,” James 2:10.
Well, I think that if we try to follow Jesus, that is all that is necessary. Isn’t that right?
“He that saith he abideth in Him, ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked 1 John 2:6.
What was your custom regarding the Sabbath?
“And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up; and, as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up for to read,’’ Luke 4:16.
But, Lord, that was over 1900 years ago. Wouldn’t you keep some other day than Sunday if you should come to the earth today?
“I am the Lord, I change not.” Mal 3:6. “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8.
Does my salvation depend upon my obedience to your Commandments?
“And being made perfect, He became the author of eternal salvation unto all of them that obey Him.” Hebrews 5:9
Is it absolutely necessary to keep the Commandments to receive Eternal Life.?
“If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.” Matthew 19:17
Thank you my Lord , I understand now. I need your Holy Spirit to guide me everyday in obeying You alone and not any men on this earth.
“Yes my child the Holy Spirit helps you in your weakness. You do not know what you ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for you through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.” Romans 8: 26 -27.
Lord can the Holy Spirit be angered?
Yea my child, And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. – Ephesians 4:30 and so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. – Matthew 12:31
Thank you Father, I truly love you?
“I love you too my child and if you truly love me, please keep my commandments” John 14:15 , John 14: 21
Thank you my Lord. I will be asking many more questions in due course. Thank you for making me understand the truth. The truth hurts but we have no choice but to follow everything you tell us to do.