Poetry With A Mission

...a thought provoking poetical exercise.

“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work. But the seventh day [Saturday] is the sabbath [a holy day] of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work...For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hollowed it” (Ex 20:8-11, KJV).

“So God [at creation] blessed the seventh day [Saturday] and made it holy” (Gen 2:3, ESV).

“Because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws [this was well before Mount Sinai. He obviously kept the Sabbath then]’ ” (Gen 26:5, ESV).

“Pharaoh continued, ‘Now they are more numerous than the people of the land and yet you want them to stop working! [a Sabbath rest. Before Sinai]’ ” (Ex 5:5).

“On the seventh day some of the people went out to gather, and they found none [manna]. The Lord said to Moses, “How long will you refuse to keep My commandments and instructions? See! The Lord has given you the sabbath [Saturday — the fourth commandment], therefore on the sixth day He gives you food for two days; each of you stay where you are; do not leave your place on the seventh day.” So the people rested on the seventh day [this occurred before Mount Sinai]” (Ex 16:27-30).

“Therefore, while the promise of entering His rest is still open, let us take care that none of you should seem to have failed to reach it...For in one place it speaks about the seventh day as follows, “And God rested on the seventh day from all his works”...So then, a Sabbath rest still remains for the people of God...Let us therefore make every effort to enter that rest...” (Heb 4:1-11).

“For as the new heavens and the new earth which I will make [post Second Coming], shall remain before Me [are to come], says the Lord; so shall your descendants and your name remain. From new moon to new moon [referring to the restoration of the earthly Jerusalem in 457 BC – 408 BC, historical context], and from sabbath to sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before Me, says the Lord [referring to the new earth. The seventh day Sabbath is to continue. The prophets often intermingled imminent historical events with far distant events – this is called prophetic perspective]” (Isa 66:22,23).

“ ‘So the Son of Man is Lord even of the sabbath’ ” (Mark 2:28, ESV).

“Thy name, O Lord, endureth forever; and thy memorial [the seventh day Sabbath], O Lord, throughout all generations” (Ps 135:13, KJV).

“Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the Lord your God that I give you” (Deut 4:2, NIV).

“ ‘He [the religious/political power] shall... attempt to change...the law’ ” (Dan 7:25).

God's Law

Part Two

There’s something that I would like to share, regarding a Holy day,
One that God made a Commandment, and said remember to obey.
It’s one of Ten He has given, but only this Commandment shows
Who in fact the author is of these Ten that every Christian knows.

Thus, the other nine Commandments depend for their authority
Upon the facts that are contained in this Fourth Commandment we see.
Which therefore means this Fourth Commandment (regarding God's Holy day),
Is most critical to the Ten, and hence still relevant today. 

This seventh day of the week, our God made Holy at creation,
Thus, instituting it well before the ancient Jewish nation.
It was kept before Mount Sinai and the Ceremonial Law,
And Scripture clearly shows us that we are to keep it as before.

This Sabbath is a memorial of our God’s creative act,
Hence why His hallowing and blessing it is an established fact.
For no other day He has hallowed, no other day He has blessed,
But simply just the seventh day, upon which our God chose to rest.

This day that's just for Holy worship, He has chosen to install
Like an ever flying flag that's reminding that He is Lord of all.
Such says that He is our Creator, who in six literal days,
The heavens and earth created, and here, His ownership displays.

We are told that up in Heaven we will still keep God’s Holy day,
As He’s the Lord of the Sabbath, and Lord of it He will stay,
For such worship will continue, as forever He will be due
The loyalty and homage that He so deserves from me and you.

Nowhere in God’s Holy Word does it say that He has changed His day,
But instead, it says that His Law (as it's laid down) we’re to obey.
It also tells us that no one is to attempt to change this Law,
And that this Law's forever, as God's character is at its core.

Yet, incredibly, man has — that is, attempted to change God’s Law,
And hence why the Fourth Commandment most are not keeping anymore.
Our God warned that this would happen, and history has proved it so,
For God’s Holy seventh day — Saturday — Satan’s sought to overthrow.

Yes, the seventh day is Saturday, not Sunday, or some other,
Although there are certain calendars that this fact clearly smother.
You see, the devil’s a Law breaker, the Holy Throne pretender,
Thus, hiding the true Sabbath just aids his anti-Christ agenda.

The devil has coveted worship that to God alone is due,
And hence his own flag that’s flying now, one that’s not entitled to.
Therefore, many folk who are sincere are observing the wrong day,
Unwittingly endorsing the old devil's cunning power play.

Yes, there’s really quite a story hidden beneath this change of day,
But one that is soon uncovered if we much diligence display.
For discovered within the records that cover earth’s history,
Is a trail that soon enlightens those who the truth are keen to see.

Yes, make no mistake, this isn’t just my personal point of view,
For the evidence abounds proving that what is said here is true.
For it was man who changed God’s day, and before Christ comes we will see
Attempts to enforce man’s day — Sunday — worldwide, legislatively.

By Lance Landall

Collier's Encyclopedia: Saturday, seventh day of the week.

The seven-day weekly cycle has no other explanation for its existence than the biblical account of the seven-day creation sequence. The month can point to the motions of the moon for its period, the year is determined by the revolution of the earth around the sun but the week has no astronomical or natural source of origin.
And any historical tampering with the calendar has never made the slightest difference to the sequence of the days of the week.

You might also like to read my poem: "That Sabbath In God's Law".

If you would like to read "A Story About God's Sabbath," click here.

Regarding how the change from Saturday to Sunday came about, and a sampling of texts that many wrongly use in an attempt to prove that the biblical seventh day Sabbath, Saturday (the fourth Commandment), has been exchanged for Sunday with God’s blessing, visit my page Things About God's Law That We Need To Know. This page can be accessed via a purple box with the same title, Christian section.