Let Us Remember What God has Required

You will be surprised to know how many people are opposed to keeping the commandments in the 21st Century and this is unfortunate. They teach the concept of being "under the law," and this is a fallacy. To be under the law, you must break it. Law breakers are the only ones subject to the penalties, not law abiders. The devil is mad at the thought of your obedience to God. He doesn't want you to inherit the Kingdom of God. He clearly understands what is required, that's why he tempts us and then accuses us to the Father. The Bible tells us in Revelation 12:17 "that the dragon is wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keeps the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ." That is full gospel, the commandments, and testimony of Jesus Christ. Jesus told the rich ruler that if he wants to enter into life, keep the commandments (Matthew 19:17). The commandments are not grievous (1 John 5:3).  So remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy (Exodus 20:8). 

According to Mark 2:27-28, the Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath. Therefore the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath. Jesus has authority over the Seventh Day, not man. Therefore we ought to remember what humanity has tried to make us forget through the teaching of the commandments of men. "For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. There remaineth, therefore, 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 labor, therefore, to enter into that rest, lest any man falls after the same example of unbelief" (Hebrews 4:8-11). The rest that remains is the Sabbath of rest or Sabbath Day. At the end of the day, let us do what pleases the Father and remember the day he has blessed and hallowed. 

It is incumbent that we understand how to please the Father. It is true that while we were sinners, Christ died for us, but shall we continue in sin that grace may abound (Rom 5:8; 6:1)? God forbid. After accepting Jesus Christ we must live a life that is acceptable, and he has conveniently outlined that in his word. “Flee from sin as from the face of a serpent: for if thou comest too near it, it will bite thee: the teeth thereof are as the teeth of a lion, slaying the souls of men" (Ecclesiasticus 21:2). Sin is simply the transgression of the law based on 1 John 3:4. So, to keep from sinning, we must observe the law which is the commandments. When we disobey the law, we break it and become guilty of all according to James 2:10-12. As a result, our love is measured by them indicated in John 14:15. The Seventh Day or the Sabbath is the four commandment outlined in the Decalogue which is the 10 Commandments of God. It hasn't been nailed to the cross, done away, or fulfilled. It is still relevant. There is still a blessing in keeping it. May God bless you with the understanding of the knowledge of the truth in Jesus name. Shalom.