There seems to be much confusion concerning the true day of the Messiah’s Resurrection. The majority claims He died on “Good Friday” then resurrected on “Easter Morning.”
Because of this belief, many have adopted the belief that Sun-day is now the Christian Sabbath. Whereas, the seventh day Sabbath is Old Testament stuff for the Yahudim (Jews). History shows us that it was Constantine in 321 C.E. that declared Sun-day the day of rest under a penalty of death. All this was in honor of “Sol Invintus.”
What day did Yahushua Messiah rise? Was it Sun-day or could it have possibly been another day?
To find the answer to this question let us turn to the great book of Matthew. (emph. Added)
Please do not let the adversary steal the simplicity of Yahuah’s words. Let us turn to John 19:14, "And it was the preparation of the Passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews (Yahudim), Behold your King!"
This is not the weekly preparation of the seventh day Sabbath. We find this was a much-anticipated High Sabbath.
“The Jews (Yahudim) therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the stake on the Sabbath day, (FOR THAT SABBATH DAY WAS AN HIGH DAY,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken down.” (John 19:31)
Now we know this was a special high yearly Sabbath. The Messiah gave up His spirit about the ninth hour, which is about 3:00 in the afternoon.
"And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Yahushua cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? Which is, being interpreted, My Elohim, My Elohim, why hast thou forsaken me? And Yahushua cried with a loud voice and gave up the spirit." (Mark 15: 33-34; 37)
Then I kindly show them the following verse, John 20:1, "The first day of the week (remember time was from sunset to sunset so this would be Saturday evening), cometh Mary Magdalene early, WHEN IT WAS YET DARK, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre." Mary waited until the weekly Sabbath had ended, while it was still dark out, when she gets to the tomb the stone is taken away.
When one has grown accustomed to man-made traditions which includes the commandments of men, it can be a real struggle to repent (turn back around to Him).
What about the first disciples (taught ones), didn't they gather on the first day of the week?
Let us look at Acts 20:7. According to the, 'The Interlinear Greek-English New Testament Third Edition' (6) Acts 20:7: "And the one of the Sabbaths, having been gathered the disciples to break bread, Paul reasoned to them, being about to depart on the morrow continued and the discourse until midnight."
Let us see, the word 'Sabbaths' in this verse is in plural form, meaning more than one weekly Sabbath. This would have been Saturday night, after the sun had set, close to midnight.
'Was' is past tense while 'Came to be' is future tense. Meaning John's spirit left his flesh body and he came to be, was being shown the future by being placed in the great day of Yah! A day still yet to come.
There is a big difference in the word 'rest' and 'sabbatismo'. The latter explains to us in more detail what this rest actually is. Strong's #4520 Sabbatismos is used in this verse and means: a keeping Sabbath. Hebrews 4:9 is actually telling us that there remains therefore a Sabbath keeping to the people of Elohim!
Now ponder for a moment, 'how many have made claims that the Sabbath has been done away with? Vast amounts have made such claims. Oh my beloved friend, this is a very dangerous heresy! Satan, the adversary hates the the Fourth Commandment. He has tried every means possible to destroy it! Why would he do that? Because the Fourth Commandment tells us whom we serve! Either we serve the one who made the heavens, earth, and everything they hold (YaHUaH) and have received His seal or we serve the counterfeit, with his Sabbath, holidays, name and have received his mark!
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