- - Eyes2Jesus - -
For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? -1 Peter 4:17

Most Important | Planner University | Biblical Femininity | Mystery Babylon
The Church Shopping Chronicles

Christian Ladies
Christian Misconceptions About Women
A Tour of my House
A Day in the Life of Me
Biblical Femininity
Can Women Teach the Bible?
What is Dresses Only?
Should Christian Women Cover Their Heads?
Head Covering Q and A
Attitude, Gratitude, Servitude
A Godly Woman's Heart

Homemaking and More
Cleaning Routines
Emergency Quick Clean
Messy House Rescue
Homemade Cleaning Solution
Planner University
Your Schedule
Sample Schedules
Children's Chores
Children Sitting Well in Church
What is the Trivium?
Homeschool Plan With Me
Simplicity and Survival

Simple Biscuits
Amazing Bread
Flour and Water Bread
Acorn/Cattail Bread, etc.
Banana Bread
Baked Oatmeal
Baked Custard
Baked French Toast
Egg Casserole
Cheesy Rice
Pasta Salad
Momdorf Salad
Swai Salad Lunch
Pizza Casserole
Zucchini Casserole
Crock Pot Chili
Cowboy Beans
Creamy Potato Soup
Baked Tilapia
Chicken Pot Pie
Black Bean Burgers
Cranberry Gelatin Salad
Fresh Fruit and Veggies Salads
Bread Stuffing
Cabbage Salad
Sweet Potato Casserole
Healthy Ice Cream
Chocolate Cream Pie
Chocolate Custard Pie
Russian Apple Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Cranberry Cobbler
Green Smoothies

About the Bible
How to be Born Again
A Bible Quiz
How to Study the Bible
How to Find a Good Study Bible
How to Mark Your Bible
Make Your own Study Bible
Are All Bible Versions the Same?
King James Only
New King James?
Geneva vs. KJV
The KJV is not my idol

Revealed Deceptions
Church Membership
Why There are Cults
Mystery Babylon Revealed
Torah vs. Grace
Are You a Sabbath Keeper?
The Revelation 4:1 Deception
Pre-Trib Rapture Deception
Vatican vs. God
Counterfeit Christianity
The Black Thread
Jehovah's Witnesses
More J.W.s at my Door
Scriptures for J.W.s

Holiday Truths
Joining the Holy Guild Fellowship
"Saint" Patrick's Day
Independance Day?
Remembering Christ's Death
There is no "Good Friday"
Easter is Pagan
Don't be an April Fool
Halloween Truth
Election Day
The Bible Says When Jesus was Born
The Real Christmas Story
Christmas is not Christian
Happy New Year
Holidays and Romans 14

Angel and Trumpet
2 Thess. 2 Truth
The Rapture: Did You Know?
The Revelation 4:1 Deception
What About the Wrath of God?
Pre-Trib Rapture Deception
A Study on the Book of Revelation
And Took Them All Away
A Matthew 24 Parallel
The 7 Thunders
When is the Rapture, and When is the Second Coming?

More Bible Studies
Loving the Brethren
Compassion, or Hell Fire?
Corinthians Controversy
Can Women Teach the Bible?
Pastoral Authority?
In the Beginning
Can You Lose Your Salvation?
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Faith and Works
Putting the Sabbath to Rest
Simply Shunning
Children's Church
Legalism and Legalism
Watch What You Say/Write
Scriptural Prayer
War: Flesh vs. Mind

Aliens, Demons, and More
Angels, Aliens, Pyramids, etc.
What Demons Are
Hollow Earth Brought to Light
Beings: Hollow Earth and Outer Space
Three Hells and Three Heavens
The Truth About Aliens
Dragons, Spaceships, Aliens

Other Topics
Neuroplasticity, Personality, and Epigenetics

The Homemaker's Helper

A Christian Homemaker's Priorities

  1. God - Pray. Read from the Bible daily. Live your life for Christ, and joy in the Lord always.

  2. Husband - Be kind to him, appreciate him, and never nag, or try to change him. Read and live the book Fascinating Womanhood.

  3. Children - Praise them for good deeds daily. Be consistent when discipline is needed. Provide steady structure, and a steady diet of love. Have a good attitude - little eyes are watching and learning

  4. Homemaking

A) Your appearance - make sure you look nice. Wear a pretty and modest dress, and head covering. Look your best every day, regardless if you plan to go somewhere or not. Make sure you are healthy - take care of your teeth, hair, skin, and figure.

B) Regular meals for you and your family - three healthy, square meals a day

C) A tidy house - even if you are behind on housework, you can still take five minutes to tidy up each room, which will make your home look clean and inviting.

D) Education and self improvement - homeschool/home educate your children, and don't forget to continue enriching yourself via reading good books. There are many books recommended on this website, and some of them are free. Take advantage of these.

Basic Daily Cleaning Routine

  • Tidy the house every morning, afternoon, and evening

  • Dust main living areas

  • Vacuum main living areas

  • Keep things picked up and put away

Friday, January 17, 2014

Are you a Sabbath Keeper?

Are you a Sabbath Keeper? I am. You'll see how, as you read on...

This article may be unlike any Sabbath article you've read to date. Please read this article in its entirety. If you stop part of the way through, assuming you know what I'm going to say, you could be quite incorrect, and leave with the wrong idea.

The first Sabbath rest was God resting on the seventh day during the creation week.

And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. -Genesis 2:2-3

Why did God rest? Was He tired? Not likely. I believe He rested, because He is a God of order, and this was part of establishing an ordinance of eternal Sabbath keeping. Bear with me, and you'll see how this plays out.

Now let us move on to the Ten Commandments. The fourth commandment says:

Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee. Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou. And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the Lord thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the Lord thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day. -Deuteronomy 5:12-15

Notice that the Sabbath is still being revealed. First, it was a seventh day rest, commemorating God's rest. Then, after the Israelites were brought out of Egypt, we get the Passover, the days of Unleavened Bread, and now - more revelation about the Sabbath - The above Fourth of the Ten Commandments (in the Deuteronomy commandments, which further the Exodus ones) states that the Israelites were to keep the seventh day Sabbath rest as a remembrance of their salvation from the Egyptian bondage.

As we read through Scriptures, we see more and more revelations about the Sabbath rest open up. To go through every instance would turn this article into a book, so we will only touch on some of them. As you personally read through the Bible, you may notice more.

As we read further in the Old Testament, we learn that not only is there a weekly Sabbath, but there is also an annual Sabbath every seven years, and further, every fiftieth year there is a Jubilee Sabbath. This would mean 49 years (7 x 7) and then the fiftieth year is a Sabbath year.

The Bible says in a few places that a thousand years are as one day to the Lord, and this has led many to believe that perhaps after the sixth millennium (which we don't honestly know when that is, because the calendars are all off - even the Jewish ones) that there will be a jubilee millennium.

There will be something that is, or is like a jubilee millenium. It is the millennium of peace:

And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. -Revelation 20:1-3

Let's see what we have so far:

1) The first Sabbath was to commemorate God's rest on the seventh day of creation.

2) After the Israelites came out of the Egyptian bondage, the Fourth of the Ten Commandments (in Deuteronomy) revealed that the Jews were then to keep the Sabbath to commemorate their salvation from slavery in Egypt.

3) We see other Sabbath rests in patterns of sevens in the Bible, such as the jubilees and possibly the future millennium of peace.

We leave off with the Sabbath of the Ten Commandments - a seventh day rest to commemorate the Israelites' escape from the Egyptian bondage.

God promised the Israelites that He would fight for them, and bring them into the promised land.

The Lord your God which goeth before you, he shall fight for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes -Deuteronomy 1:30

Just as God hearkened to the cries of the Israelite slaves, and worked wonders and supernatural signs, and freed them from bondage, He would also clear the promised land for the Israelites to enter and live there. They just needed to believe the Lord, and trust Him. In other words, they needed to have faith. This is a pre-type of the New Covenant's saving faith in Jesus Christ.

Did the Israelites have faith in God and His promises, and enter boldly into the promised land? No. Spies went in to spy out the land, and all but two of them were frightened by the giants who dwelt there, and advised that the Israelites NOT go into the promised land. What?! God PROMISED to go before them, and fight for them. They did not enter the promised land, because of their unbelief.

Forty years later, their children got to enter the land. God told their grown children to exterminate the giants out of the land. You see, careful studies in the Scriptures reveal to us that the giants were hybrid offspring from devils and humans. They were alive, but not savable. They were inherently evil - half demons. This was Satan's attempt to mar God's image. This occurred worldwide before the flood, as we read about in Genesis 6. Post flood, most of the giants seemed to be only around the promised land area. This is no coincidence. Satan worked it this way, to keep the Israelites from fully getting the land.

The Israelites did not exterminate all the giants as they were told, nor the pagans of the land who worshiped the devils who fathered these giants. To this very day, Israel still doesn't have all of her promised land. While the remaining giants eventually died off, many of the peoples of the land who worshiped devils are still there.

We see that Israel is not in the promised land yet - they are now only so partially.

You may be wondering what all of this has to do with the Sabbath. There is a very important significance here that we need to recognize, and to start seeing it, let us turn to Psalm 95. Take a look at this:

Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness: When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work. Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways: Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest. -Psalm 95:8-11

If there is any question as to what the above is referring to, then simply read Numbers, chapters 13 and 14. It is clear Psalm 95:8-11 is referring to the promised land as God's rest - "enter into my rest."

This points us to the future, when we will have entered God's rest of the promised land. New Jerusalem will be lowered down from Heaven, to the site where Jerusalem is right now. This is referred to in Revelation as the "bride of Christ." The city isn't the bride, it's who is in the city - Christians.

What if New Jerusalem could have been brought down after the Israelites left Egypt? Alas, God already saw that they would lack in their faith in Him, but what if?

In the book of Joshua, we read about the Israelites finally taking the promised land. As we read further, we see they never fully did what God said, and because of that, they still don't have the promised land today. They still have not entered God's rest, as Psalm 95 put it. Interestingly, did you know that the word "sabbath" does not occur in the book of Joshua, and doesn't show up in the Old Testament again, until 2 Kings 4:23?

As we continue our journey through the Bible, we see the Sabbath continued on. The Bible tells us Messiah was born under the law, and therefore He kept it. But we also see inklings of a change on the horizon. Let's move to the New Testament:

"At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn and to eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day. But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him; How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests? Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless? But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple. But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day. And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue: And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him. And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days. Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other." -Matthew 12:1-13

There is a lot of info packed into the above. We learn that Levitical priests "profane the sabbath, and are blameless." Then we see a very powerful statement that a lot of people glaze right past. Jesus says that He is "greater than the temple." Jesus Christ, the Messiah, is greater than the Jewish temple. He then proclaims His deity plainly, and says that he is Lord, EVEN of the Sabbath.

At the end of the previous chapter to the above, Jesus said:

"All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." -Matthew 11:27-30

There's that word "rest" again. Let's do a review, to help us stay on track:

1) The first Sabbath was to commemorate God's rest on the seventh day of creation.

2) After the Israelites came out of the Egyptian bondage, the Fourth of the Ten Commandments (in Deuteronomy) revealed that the Jews were then to keep the Sabbath to commemorate their salvation from slavery in Egypt.

3) We see other Sabbath rests in patterns of sevens in the Bible, such as the jubilees and possibly the future millennium of peace.

4) If the Israelites would have entered the promised land with their faith intact and obeyed the Lord, they would have entered into God's rest.

5) Levitical priests broke the Sabbath law, and were blameless. Under the New Testament, Christians are kings and priests (Rev. 1:6), and Jesus is our high priest (Heb. 4:14).

6) Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath, and if we come to Him, He will give us rest.

Now we need to take the above points four through six, and pull them all together. It's like we are sewing a tapestry, and the strings are in place, but to see the whole picture, we need to pull all the strings tight. There is string-pulling Scripture that reveals the picture on the tapestry, and it is in the book of Hebrews, of course:

Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years. Therefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways. So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.) Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end; While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness? And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief. Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. 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. And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. For if Jesus [this is the Greek form of Joshua, not Jesus the Messiah] had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief." -Hebrews 3:8-4:11

Under the New Covenant, we enter the Sabbath rest by being in Jesus! Faith in Christ is our Sabbath rest, and that's why Jesus said that if we come unto Him, He will give us rest.

Some will object, and say that the seventh day sabbath is an eternal law for all generations. To that, I say - "did you read the above Scripture to the HEBREWS?" We keep the sabbath by having a saving faith in Christ. First, the Sabbath was to commemorate God's seventh day of rest from the creation week. After being freed from the Egyptian bondage, Sabbath was still kept on the seventh day, but it was to commemorate being saved from slavery in Egypt. Sabbath may have changed again, had the Israelites entered the promised land the way the Lord said, but they lacked faith.

Now, born again Christians rest in Christ. Friday/Saturday is not the Sabbath. Sunday is not the Sabbath. The Sabbath is our resting in Christ, via our faith in Him, making EVERY day Sabbath. We are still keeping the Sabbath, and in the future, it will be kept in the millenium of peace, and then in New Jerusalem. While we work, we are resting, because we are in Christ. While we still need to take bodily rest, we are not commanded to do so on any particular day anymore.

Jesus fulfilled the Sabbath, just as He fulfilled all the laws in the Torah. We are only under the moral ones, as the sacrificial and ceremonial are all fulfilled in Christ:

Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us -1 Corinthians 5:7

Some would argue we are supposed to keep the Passover, even though the above says "Christ our passover is sacrificed for us," because the next verse says "keep the feast." Let's see what that whole verse says:

Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. -1 Corinthians 5:8

Notice it says "not with old leaven." We no longer sacrifice a lamb for Passover, because Christ is our Lamb. Leaven symbolizes evil. If the above says we are to still keep the (already fulfilled) passover feast, then I guess we only need to get rid of malice and wickedness one day a year (or a week, if you count the Days of Unleavened Bread). That would be preposterous. Clearly, the above is telling us that the passover is fulfilled, and we are to perpetually keep the spiritual passover via always removing the leaven of malice and wickedness from our lives, every day.

All the law is fulfilled in Christian love, as instructed by God:

Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. -Romans 13:8

For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. -Galatians 5:14

Jesus Himself said He didn't come to destroy the law, but to fulfill it:

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. -Matthew 5:17

Since Christ's death and resurrection, Christians fulfill the law through love. 1 John says that we need to keep the commandments, and so does Revelation 14:12:

"Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus."

What are the commandments the Christian is under? The Bible isn't going to leave us high and dry. It tells us plainly. There are Two Commandments under the New Covenant:

And he answering said, (1) Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; (2) and thy neighbour as thyself. -Luke 10:27

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. -Matthew 22:37-40

And this is his commandment, (1) That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and (2) love one another, as he gave us commandment. And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us. -1 John 3:23-24

Did you know that the Ten Commandments of the Old Testament, are abolished and done away, and we are now under the New Testament? Don't take my word for it, see for yourself:

Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory. For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth. For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious. Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech: And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ. But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. Nevertheless when it {their heart} shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away. Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. -2 Corinthians 3:6-17 The words in {curly brackets} are mine.

The law is nailed to Christ's cross:

And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. -Colossians 2:13-17

Becoming a Christian is also Scripturally referred to as being "saved," or "born again." It says "born again," because we are considered having died when we accept Christ, and born again as a new creature in Christ:

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. -2 Corinthians 5:17

We die to the Old Testament, and are created a new creature under the New Testament:

Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man. Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. -Romans 7:1-4

The words covenant and testament are interchangeable. A covenant is an agreement, as is a testament. Hmmmm, what phrase do we have which sounds like testament? How about "last will and testament?" This is a covenant that becomes valid after the death of the testator. For example, if your uncle died, and you were close, then in his "last will and testament," he may have left you something, such as his car. This was given to you after his death, because his testament didn't activate until after his death.

This is the same with Christ. He is the testator of the New Testament, and after His death, the New Testament activated. It's TRUE! Look:

How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. -Hebrews 9:14-17

The above also squashes the false doctrine of "keeping the law, because Jesus did." Of course He did. The New Testament (covenant) didn't come to force, until after the death of the testator - Jesus Christ.

The complete fulfillment of the Sabbath rest will be when the Kingdom of Heaven comes to this earth - New Jerusalem - the promised land of the Israelites. All nations will then flow to Israel to visit New Jerusalem and to worship the Lord God, who will sit upon the Throne.

As you see, Friday/Saturday or Sunday is not the Sabbath - JESUS is the Sabbath. All who have entered Jesus, have entered the Rest. Today is Sabbath. Everyday is Sabbath for the Christian. We rest in Christ, and look forward to His second coming, when all things shall be fulfilled.

Christians gather on Sunday, not because it's the Sabbath, because it's not. I've read that the Roman Catholic church changed Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday. While they gladly glom on to that, and take the credit, they didn't do any such thing. The early Christians were already gathering together on Sundays. Others claim Constantine changed the day from Saturday to Sunday. That is also balderdash. Constantine simply made keeping Sunday the law. It was already being kept before he did so, as is evidenced in Christian writings that pre-date Constantine. This is much like how some states used to (and maybe still do) have laws stating that liquor stores must be closed on Sundays. Besides, no one could have changed Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday, because under the New Covenant, neither Friday/Saturday, nor Sunday is the Sabbath. Sunday is the Lord's Day (not Sabbath), because that's the day the Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead.

"I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet" -Revelation 1:10

Don't get "The Lord's Day" mixed up with "The Day of the Lord," which is the Lord's wrath in Armageddon.

The Apostles and Christians didn't meet together or take communion on Saturdays. Saturdays were "door knocking," or "soul winning days." Many Baptist churches go out every Saturday to spread the Gospel. Did you know that that is also what the Apostles and the first Christians did on Saturdays? Pretty neat, isn't it?

The new Christians and Apostles would go to Jewish synagogues on Saturdays to tell them about their Messiah. The Messiah had come - this is great news.

"Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departing from them returned to Jerusalem. But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down. And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on. Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience..." -Acts 13:13-16

"And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath." -Acts 13:52

"And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed." -Acts 14:1

"And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks." -Acts 18:4

"And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized." -Acts 18:8

"And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly." -Acts 18:26

"And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God." -Acts 19:8

I could list more Scriptures - there are plenty more - but I think you get the picture.

Saturday was soul-winning day. When did Christians gather, to worship the Lord, and fellowship with one another? Why, they did so on the first day of the week - Sunday, to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus:

Jesus was resurrected on Sunday:

"Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils." -Mark 16:9

The disciples and new Christians met together on Sundays:

"Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you." -John 20:19

"And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight." -Acts 20:7

"Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem." -1 Corinthians 16:1-3

Jesus is our Sabbath rest. When we've entered into Jesus, we are keeping the Sabbath.

Build Your Foundation on the Rock of Salvation

"He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great." -Luke 6:48-49

"The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation." -2 Samuel 22:47

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." -John 8:32

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." -John 14:6

The terms "Christian" and "personal relationship with Jesus Christ" have been bantered around so much, that for many people, they have lost their original savor. What is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? Is it going to church? Is it being a "good person?" Is it via doing certain rituals, or following certain traditions? No, it is so much simpler than that.

Jesus says:

"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." -Revelation 3:20

Let Jesus into your heart and life. Put your faith and trust in Him, and in Him alone.

Why did Jesus Christ come to this earth? He came to pay for our sins. Have you ever broken any of the Ten Commandments? Did you know that Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount that just looking at someone with lust in your heart is the same thing as committing adultery in your heart?

Many people will say I'm a good person. Sure, I've stolen a few paper clips in my time, and I've told some lies, but I've never killed anyone, so I'm good enough for heaven. Don't be so sure. Have you ever felt hatred toward someone? If so, then you are guilty of committing murder in your heart:

"Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him." -1 John 3:15

If you have stolen, lied, lusted after someone, hated someone, loved someone or something more than God, etc., then you have broken at least 5 of the Ten Commandments. Do you really think you'd make it to heaven? Not according to God's Word:

"Know ye not that the unrighteous {sinful} shall not inherit the kingdom of God {or go to heaven when they die}? Be not deceived: neither fornicators {sex outside of marriage, or pre-marital sex}, nor idolaters {loving something or someone more than you love God}, nor adulterers {physically, or in the heart}, nor effeminate {cross dressing}, nor abusers of themselves with mankind {homosexuality}, Nor thieves {even stealing a pen or paper clip makes you a thief}, nor covetous {inordinately desiring wealth or things}, nor drunkards, nor revilers {one who assails with abusive language}, nor extortioners {blackmail, or wresting anything from anyone via force}, shall inherit the kingdom of God." -1 Corinthians 6:9-10 {words in curly brackets are my notes}

But there is good news:

"And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God." -1 Corinthians 6:11

We are all sinners:

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" -Romans 3:23

Even Mary, the woman chosen by God to be a vessel that would carry Jesus in her womb, was a sinner, and in need of a Saviour:

"And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour." - Mary said this in Luke 1:47. Only sinners need a Saviour, and Mary also accepted Jesus Christ as her Saviour.

We are all imperfect, fallible sinners:

"This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." -1 John 1:5-8

The blood of Jesus Christ is what cleanses us from all sins. Jesus came to this earth to die to pay for our sins. You see, Leviticus tells us that 'the life is in the blood,' and that it takes spilt blood to atone for sin.

When we choose to truly believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, and to live our lives for Christ, then Christ's spilt blood cleanses us from our sins:

"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." -Isaiah 1:18

Jesus tells us this:

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." - Jesus said this, in John 3:16-18

Paul gives us a simple "step by step process" on how to be saved:

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed." -Romans 10:9-11

Jesus is our one and only mediator:

"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;" -1 Timothy 2:5

Jesus is our High Priest:

"Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin." -Hebrews 4:14-15

We are to follow the Lord and the Bible, not traditions of man:

"But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?" -Matthew 15:3

Jesus is God:

"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." -1 Timothy 3:16

If Jesus isn't the Lord of your life, then I hope that you will let Him into your heart and life this very moment.

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." -Romans 5:8

Have you built your foundation on the Rock of Salvation?

Jesus is the way. If you would like to receive Jesus into your heart and life, then let Him know. Pray to the Lord, telling Him that you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, and that you believe that Jesus died on the cross to pay the death penalty for your sins. Tell this to God in your own words, from your heart.

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." -Romans 6:23

Believe, and Receive:

"In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise" -Ephesians 1:13

When you believe on Jesus Christ, you receive the Holy Spirit. You are sealed as a child of God.

If you have accepted Jesus Christ into your heart and life as your Lord and Saviour, and you believe that Jesus died on the cross in your place, to pay the death penalty for your sins, and that Christ rose from the dead three days later, and you are ready to let Him lead your life, and you will live for Him, then you are saved, and born again.

You are now a saved Child of God, with the Holy Spirit living within you. Dedicate your life to the Lord, and live for Him. Please get a King James Bible and turn to the Gospel of John. That is the fourth book in the New Testament. If you don't have a King James Bible, then you can read it for free, online - here.

After you've read the Gospel of John, go on to read Acts, and then Romans. These three books will bring you through the Gospel, the early church, and basic Christian doctrine. After you've read these three, then turn to the beginning of the New Testament, and read it all the way through. After that, read both the Old and New Testaments.

You should also follow the Lord and get baptized in water. A Believer's Baptism doesn't save you. Only faith in Christ saves you. A Believer's Baptism is an outward showing of your salvation. It symbolizes you being born again. When you are lowered under the water, it shows you dying to your old self, and when you are raised up out of the water, it symbolizes you being born again, as a new creature in Christ. This is called a Believer's Baptism, because, according to the Bible, a person is supposed to get baptized after they have believed on Christ. Anyone who was "baptized" before having faith in Christ just got wet - nothing more. You don't need to find a church to get baptized in. Any born again Christian can baptize you in any acceptable body of water - even a public swimming pool.

Find a good local church congregation to attend. Here is a Church Locator. If you can't find a church near you there, then check here, here, or here.

Immerse yourself in the Bible. The Bible is God's love letter to you. It is also your Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.

12 Simple Rules for Order in the Home

Free Books
(by Candy Brauer)

The Christian Homemaker's Book of Blessings

The Homemaking Management Book
The Joyful Christian Homemaker
Women Professing Godliness
Mom's Survival Guide
Getting at the Truth of Christian Head Covering
Cursive Copy Work With Scriptures
The Home Management Binder: The Housewife's Best Friend

2018 Reading List

Currently Reading

Please Understand Me

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Worlds in Collision

The Science of Effective Communication

Simple Country Wisdom
reading again

Mystery of the Ages
reading again, cult study. I do not recommend this book

The Stairway to Heaven

A Beginner's View of our Electric Universe

Please Understand Me

Please Understand Me II

The Myth of Autism


Reverse Time Travel

A Quantum Case for God

Hidden in Plain Sight 3

The Sweeper

The Wars of Gods and Men

Cleaning Hacks

Home Vegetable Gardening

The Lost Realms

Finding Peace in Life's Storms

Beautiful Girlhood

When Time Began

Female Piety

Giants on the Earth

Cosmic Code

The Revelation Explained

Enquire Within Upon Everything

The End of Days


Tales From Shakespeare

When Angels Fell

The Old Man and the Sea

Love One Another, Vol. 6

The Einstein Theory of Relativity

Following the Equator

Why Does he do That?

The Witness of the Stars

The Log Cabin Lady

For the Comfort of the Family

Charlotte Bronte and her Circle

The Five Giants

Household Organization

Basic Electronics

The New Life in Christ Jesus

The Mysteries of Udolpho

Homespun Bride

Tales of Giants from Brazil

A Little Bit of Everything for Dummies

Dutch Oven Cookbook

Tillie, a Mennonite Maid; a Story of the Pennsylvania Dutch

The Art of Soul-Winning

The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow

The white slave: or, Memoirs of a fugitive. A story of slave life in Virginia

The Giants from Outer Space

Be Their Example

Gardening Box Set #8

Essential Oils: Natural Remedies for Your Family

The Giant's Robe

Stockpile and Barter Handbook

The Art of War

The Giant of the North Pokings Around the Pole

Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Century

The Secret of the Island

Buried Alive

Sweet Baklava

What the Bible is all About

History of Salem Witchcraft



Rapture and Resurrection

The Beautiful and Damned

Experiments With Alternate Currents Of High Potential And High Frequency

Betty's Bright Idea

Hide in Plain Sight

Ten Acres Enough

The Symbolism of Freemasonry

The Cabin on the Prairie

Highland Blessings

By What Authority?

They Almost Always Come Home

The Chimes

Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

The Cricket on the Hearth

What do the Prophets Say?

Homestead on the Hillside

The Conflict of the Ages

Daughter of Joy

Who is the Messiah Proved From the Ancient Scriptures

Holy in Christ: Thoughts on the Calling of God's Children to be Holy as He is Holy

Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp

C. H. Spurgeon's Autobiography

The Happy Family

Number in Scripture

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Studies in the Life of the Christian

The Light Shines in Darkness

The Scarlet Letter

Madame Bovary

Martin Chuzzlewit

Dr. Kildare, Assigned to Trouble


The Home-Keeping Book

My Wife and I

The Good Earth

The Mysterious Island

The Heavenly Footman

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Donna Parker: A Spring To Remember

Nicholas Nickleby

Bleak House

The Old Curiosity Shop

Our Mutual Friend

The Master's Indwelling

Pink and White Tyranny

Crime and Punishment

The Secret

Practical Homemaking

The Secret Garden

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Anna Karenina


Practical Suggestions for Mother and Housewife

Somewhere to Belong

Twelve Stories and a Dream

Christian Modesty and the Public Undressing of America

The Uncommercial Traveller

Master Zacharius

The World Set Free

The Hiding Place

A Drama in the Air

To Kill a Mocking Bird