The Lord’s Day and the Fourth Commandment

Never has the Lord dealt with my heart more strongly. We must relearn the sacredness of the Lord’s Day.

We were created in His image. We are not junk and our lives were never created to be full of darkness and evil. The human body of every living soul is a temple prepared for His Holy Spirit. We are sacred souls created in His image for His glory alone. When He created this world, He rested on the seventh day and set an unchanging principle. The Seventh Day belongs to Him.

Listen as Apostle Paul speaks of our temple: “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” (I Corinthians 3:16-17) He was so committed to this truth and he said again, “Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (I Corinthians 6:18-20) You, my friend, were bought with a price and you are His. What could be greater than this truth?

The Lord’s Day prefigures the Seventh One Thousand Years of His Reign on earth. “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 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. These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,” (Genesis 2:1-4) Anyone who violates the honor given to the Seventh Day is also dishonoring the coming Thousand Years of His completion of His plan for His world. The New Beginnings of the Lord’s Day will be our New Beginning when He comes to set up His Kingdom.

The Ten Commandments are a whole truth and cannot be sub-divided. If it is wrong to commit adultery or to steal, kill, etc. then it is wrong to disobey the fourth commandment. It was very evident in the New Testament church that the first day of the week was sanctified to be their Seventh and sacred day. I love how He came into their midst on the eighth day and met his disciples. He was resurrected on the first day of the week and the Holy Ghost was poured out on the first day of the week.

The Lord’s Day

After the disciples of Jesus Christ were convinced of His resurrection, they presented themselves in a fresh devotion to Him. For 40 days He was seen of them and the power of His resurrected life saturated their lives. After 10 more days, they were baptized in the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday and exploded out of the Upper Room. As long as they were allowed, they continued to share the synagogue on the Sabbath, but also met together on the first day of the week to worship Jesus Christ.

The first appearance that Jesus made to His disciples was on the “first day of the week” as clearly stated by Scripture. “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).

This was the same day as His resurrection. The Scripture shows this to have been a time of great joy, worship, and incredible instruction. It was not a casual occasion as clearly shown in the text. “And when he had so said, he showed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace is unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send me you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained” (John 20:20-23).

The Scripture states that He appeared again after eight days. If the day of His resurrection and this first appearance were counted, then His second appearance was also on the first day of the week or the eighth day. “And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you” (John 20:26). A clear pattern appeared to be emerging.

Later, in the Acts of the Apostles we see the precedence being set by the apostolic leaders. It is stated that Paul and the church at Troas met together on the first day of the week to break bread and preach the Word. The text stated, “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. And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together. And there sat in a window a certain young man named Etches, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead. And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him. When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed. And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little comforted” (Acts 20:7-12).

This is both a natural and spiritual indication that the day of His resurrection became a day of worship and instruction. The body of believers was forced out of the synagogue and the covenant of the Jewish Sabbath. They were experiencing a new beginning and the resurrection was absolute proof that the Lord of the church was indeed in their midst.

Apostle Paul solidified this pattern when he wrote to the churches of Galatia. Here are his words, “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” (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). Their gifts were brought to the church fellowship on this day of Christ-centered worship, communion, and instruction.

John the Revelator on the Lord’s Day

By the time John was exiled to Patmos, this fact of the Lord’s Day was clearly the conviction of the church. John is a prisoner on a bleak, rock island; but his soul is without despair. He testified, “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet” (Revelation 1:10). This is the one and only time that the Resurrection Sunday was called “The Lord’s Day.” It is unthinkable that he made reference to the Jewish Sabbath. Nothing about the Jewish Sabbath could be called the Lord’s Day. Jesus was probably crucified on Wednesday and was not resurrected until 3 days later or the first day of the week. There is no connection to the Feast of Israel or any other event for the Sabbath being “The Lord’s Day.” The resurrection day is clearly the one and only possibility. Otherwise, some truth in Scripture would suggest differently.

A New Covenant Fulfilling the Feast of Firstfruits

The resurrection presents the Lord Jesus Christ as our celebration of the firstfruits. He is the “He Lamb” presented prophetically in this very feast in Leviticus 23. The bread and wine that characterized that feast is the very essence of His sacrifice of a broken body and shed blood. Paul stated, “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming” (1 Corinthians 15:20-23).

What a celebration of Him we should experience every Lord’s Day. Our hope is not in the dead letter, but the living Word. It is a covenant of eternal glory, not of a passing system serving only as a tutor until the Messiah should come. Again, Paul confirms this very fact by quoting Jesus Christ Himself. “Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God” (Hebrews 10:5-7).

Christ came to exchange sacrifices and offerings for a “body” prepared by the Holy Ghost. Then He stated, “Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all” (Hebrews 10:9-10).

He took away one covenant to establish a better and enduring one. Paul then testified that this covenant was the witness which the Baptism of the Holy Ghost gave testimony. “And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest, Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life” (Hebrews 10:15-16)

Let’s Return to the Reality of Christ’s Resurrection

There is no room for ritualism in the Christian experience. It is life, joy, power, and hope. We are to live in a fresh relationship. Every time we go the House of the Lord it should be sheer delight. The resurrection life lifts man out of discouragement, doubt, and drudgery. This life is power to free us from every bondage of the devil and all the allurements of the world.

The Lord’s Day should be set aside to honor Him only. The common should be replaced with the uncommon. Commerce, entertainment, and earthly responsibilities should be rested for that day to give time for soul refreshment. The body was created with a seven day cycle. This design is God’s pattern built into the human soul and body. If we violate it, we do injustice to our own lives.

Children will learn more about reverence before God when raised in a home and family honoring the “Lord’s Day” than any other possible source. It’s the covenant we have received on that Resurrection Day and our souls will be refreshed if we return to His Rest.

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3 thoughts on “The Lord’s Day and the Fourth Commandment

  1. Brother Ray, You could not be more wrong. Jesus Said, “Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven….”(Matthew 5: 18a) You are right to say that keeping them does not save you but a saved person will love keeping God’s Great words
    Brother Chambers

    “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us””For He is our Sabbath” Christ is the fulfilment of every commandment as He is the Law incarnate. People strive all their lives to keep every commandment yet they do not know Him. He “did not come to abolish the Law but to complete it” The Sabbath rest IS Christ, it is Him knowing us as we know Him. In the Law Friday night starts the Sabbath and it ends on Saturday, them it became Sunday not because on the Law but because of man. Holiness, fellowship, is all in our relationship with Him every day. There is no Sabbath outside of Him.

  2. I agree that Christ Jesus is our blessed Rest and we worship Him each day, praise God, but it IS true that our Savior’s Resurrection from the tomb changed everything. We’re under a better covenant now with better promises! The pattern of meeting together on Sundays (the 1st/8th day of the week, the LORD’s DAY because it was the 8th day that He rose from the grave) is there in the New Testament for all to see. The blessed 8th day, the number of New Beginnings. How precious to call the 8th day of the week our Lord’s day. That said, every day should be a Lord’s day in our hearts. 🙂

  3. To Keep the Sabbath HOLY or Not?—That is the Question

    So many people write us about the Sabbath and whether to keep it HOLY—and what do we think about it? Many Christians believe that it is alright to work, buy, sell on the Sabbath and if you think otherwise then you are being legalistic about it. Well let’s look at this together and see what conclusion we can draw:

    First, Remembering and Keeping the Sabbath day holy is one of the Ten Commandments:

    Exodus 20:8-11: (KJV): 8Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10But 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, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11For 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 hallowed it.

    It is a Commandment in Exodus that is among other Commandments of GOD including these:

    Exodus 20:3: Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
    Exodus 20:12-17: (KJV) Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
    13Thou shalt not kill.
    14Thou shalt not commit adultery.
    15Thou shalt not steal.
    16Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
    17Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

    There are no sensible Christians that I know of who have ever said a little killing is okay or a little adultery is fine or a little stealing is no problem. I don’t hear pastors anywhere saying that it is okay after going to church and then to close the day with a little thieving.

    Exodus 20:8: (KJV) says: Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

    So if we remember the Sabbath day and keep it HOLY, just what does “HOLY” mean?

    Ephesians 5:27: (KJV) That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

    Ephesians 5:27 here combines the word “HOLY” with not having spot, wrinkle or blemish. Other words related to “HOLY” can be separate, sacred, and the opposite of common.

    Something HOLY would be venerated as not associated with the common. Exodus 20:8-11 implies that working is “commonly” done the other six days of the week but not to be done on the HOLY Sabbath.

    So the next question would be—are the Commandments still the standard to live by today, including Keeping the Sabbath HOLY?

    The last Word written in the Bible was the NEW TESTAMENT. So were the Commandments of GOD discarded in the era of JESUS’ time on earth and after HE was resurrected according to the NEW TESTAMENT?

    Here are some NEW TESTAMENT verses about the Commandments of GOD:

    JESUS said these words:

    Matthew 5:17-19: 17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 19Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

    Then in Mark, JESUS says men reject the Commandments of GOD in favor of the tradition of men:

    Mark 7:8-9: 8For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
    9And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.

    The closing book of the NEW TESTAMENT, Revelations very clearly speaks of those who have the testimony of JESUS CHRIST in the last days, also KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD.
    Revelation 12:17: And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
    Now let’s go back into the OLD TESTAMENT and ask the question what do these verses mean?
    Leviticus 16:31: (KJV) It is a day of sabbath rest, and you must deny yourselves; it is a lasting ordinance.
    Leviticus says the Sabbath rest is a lasting ordinance—lasting until when?
    Exodus 31:16: (KJV) The Israelites are to observe the Sabbath, celebrating it for the generations to come as a lasting covenant.
    Looking at Exodus 31:16 about the observation of the Sabbath it refers to a lasting covenant. So which generation did this lasting covenant get cut off?
    Exodus 31:13: (KJV): “Say to the Israelites, ‘You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am the LORD, who makes you holy.
    Again, the question here is which “generation to come” did GOD shut down the observation of this particular Commandment?
    Now let’s take a look at Isaiah. It mentions in Isaiah 56:6-8 once again that it is important to preserve the Sabbath and this verse is speaking of those who will be brought to the LORD’s Holy Mountain in the “last days.” We know this because we see it stated so in Isaiah 2:2 and Jeremiah 3:17. GOD is stating here very clearly that the keeping of the Sabbath and maintaining it as “set apart from the common” or “HOLY” is for even those in the LAST DAYS and not just for those who lived in the past!
    Isaiah 56:6-8 (KJV): 6Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant; 7Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
    Isaiah 2:2 (KJV): And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it and also Jeremiah 3:17 (KJV): At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart.
    This is what the LORD showed me regarding this particular Commandment—Keeping the Sabbath HOLY when I asked HIM about it (and so this is my testimony of a vision the LORD gave me and the teaching of the HOLY SPIRIT regarding this vision):
    The LORD gave me a vision: I saw JESUS in the temple like a scene from a movie—I saw the back of HIM and HE was busy in the temple area throwing out the buyers and sellers and HE was really creating a scene. Then the HOLY SPIRIT REVEALED this to me:
    This is NEW TESTAMENT truth: JESUS was showing the people of HIS time to keep the TEMPLE/SANCTUARY of GOD HOLY and not to desecrate it with buying, selling, trading—BECAUSE IT WAS A HOLY PHYSICAL SPACE.
    Then the HOLY SPIRIT revealed to me that likewise the Sabbath to GOD is a HOLY SPACE OF TIME. And, like the HOLY Sanctuary it was not to contain buying, selling, trading.
    Then to drive the point home—right after this teaching, the next day I came to this verse:
    Leviticus 19:30: (KJV) Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.
    So there the two were combined together in Leviticus 19:30 the Sabbath with the Sanctuary, equal in weight—both to be kept and reverenced as the HOLY SPIRIT showed me and as JESUS demonstrated in HIS NEW TESTAMENT teaching when HE threw the buyers, sellers, and trading out of the sanctuary of GOD in disgust—so the HOLY SPIRIT has shown me that the buying, selling, trading is to be thrown out of the HOLY SPACE OF TIME—the Sabbath.
    This is what GOD, HIMSELF, says in Isaiah 58:13-14: (KJV)
    13 “If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath
    and from doing as you please on my holy day,
    if you call the Sabbath a delight
    and the LORD’s holy day honorable,
    and if you honor it by not going your own way
    and not doing as you please or speaking idle words,
    14 then you will find your joy in the LORD,
    and I will cause you to ride in triumph on the heights of the land
    and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob.”
    For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.
    In closing, many will still insist that buying, selling, trading, working and making the Sabbath just another day that you do the things you would commonly do all the rest of the week is okay, then I ask you this question:
    If you have a shred of doubt that you see the importance of keeping all the other Commandments of GOD such as not stealing, not committing adultery, or not killing but not by keeping the Sabbath HOLY—then why would you lean to the direction of the secular and not to the divine and to the preference of reverencing GOD? This may be the question you want to ask yourself.
    Addendum: I wanted to add this piece since I had written this article to further support the position that the church should be honoring the commandment to keep the Sabbath holy. Let us observe this scripture:
    Luke 23:55-56 (KJV): 55And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid. 56And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the Sabbath day according to the commandment.
    According to the New Testament, the women who were planning to prepare JESUS’ body first rested instead to observe the Sabbath. So many say that was a different time and we are not of that time. But, the reason this is so significant to show you this verse, these women were true followers and close to JESUS no doubt. So they also had to be familiar with HIS teachings. So the teachings of CHRIST that these same women would have heard, was not contrary to the keeping of the Sabbath Holy as this passage of Scripture describes. Then also let us consider these words from the NEW TESTAMENT passage in Hebrews 4:
    Hebrews 4 (KJV): 1Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. 2For 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. 3For 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. 4For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. 5And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. 6Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: 7Again, 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. 8For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. 9There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. 10For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. 11Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. 12For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.13Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. 14Seeing 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. 15For 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. 16Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
    Let me close with this verse from the New Testament: Hebrews 10:16 (KJV): This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
    The new covenant is a matter of the heart and not just stone tablets with the law. Now we long to keep to the law because of the love we have for JESUS and what HE has done for us. The law is not eliminated, but the law has moved from the tablets to the heart.
    Article written and vision received by Susan Davis
    Christians everywhere—even pastors—make the Sabbath common when GOD says to keep it HOLY—FOURTH Commandment—by working, going to football games, working in their yards, etc… let’s look at Ezekiel (unless you are a Christian who thinks the whole OT ought to be dumped and I happen to believe the whole Bible is GOD’s Word that coordinates with the teachings of CHRIST in the NT): Ezekiel 20:12-20
    King James Version (KJV)
    12 Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.
    13 But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness: they walked not in my statutes, and they despised my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them; and my sabbaths they greatly polluted: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them in the wilderness, to consume them. (HOW DID THE ISRAELITES POLUTED THE SABBATH—BY DOING THE COMMON ON THE SABBATH LIKE GOING TO FOOTBALL GAMES AND WORKING IN THE YARD).
    14 But I wrought for my name’s sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, in whose sight I brought them out. (THOSE WHO POLLUTE THE SABBATH ARE HEATHENS ACCORDING TO THE LORD).
    15 Yet also I lifted up my hand unto them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands;
    16 Because they despised my judgments, and walked not in my statutes, but polluted my sabbaths: for their heart went after their idols.
    17 Nevertheless mine eye spared them from destroying them, neither did I make an end of them in the wilderness.
    18 But I said unto their children in the wilderness, Walk ye not in the statutes of your fathers, neither observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols:
    19 I am the LORD your God; walk in my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them;
    20 And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God. (HALLOW OR CHERISH GOD’S SABBATHS AS A SIGN THAT YOU ARE DIFFERENT FROM THOSE WHO DON’T CHERISH GOD OR CHOOSE FOR GOD).
    When I came into the understanding of the Fourth Commandment to keep the Sabbath Holy—I went to the LORD and told HIM that I can agree to keep the commandment but the people around me are going to think I am a legalist so what do I tell them—then this was the next thing that happened to me:
    The LORD gave me a vision: I saw JESUS in the temple like a scene from a movie—I saw the back of HIM and HE was busy in the temple area throwing out the buyers and sellers and HE was really creating a scene. Then the HOLY SPIRIT REVEALED this to me:
    This is NEW TESTAMENT truth: JESUS was showing the people of HIS time to keep the TEMPLE/SANCTUARY of GOD HOLY and not to desecrate it with buying, selling, trading—BECAUSE IT WAS A HOLY PHYSICAL SPACE.
    Then the HOLY SPIRIT revealed to me that likewise the Sabbath to GOD is a HOLY SPACE OF TIME. And, like the HOLY Sanctuary it was not to contain buying, selling, trading.
    Then to drive the point home—right after this teaching, the next day I came to this verse:
    Leviticus 19:30: (KJV) Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.
    So there the two were combined together in Leviticus 19:30 the Sabbath with the Sanctuary, equal in weight—both to be kept and reverenced as the HOLY SPIRIT showed me and as JESUS demonstrated in HIS NEW TESTAMENT teaching when HE threw the buyers, sellers, and trading out of the sanctuary of GOD in disgust—so the HOLY SPIRIT has shown me that the buying, selling, trading is to be thrown out of the HOLY SPACE OF TIME—the Sabbath.
    Now that I go out of my way to honor the Sabbath—things come up and the LORD helps me everytime to honor HIS Holy Day….here is just one time: when my mother was alive, and I was her caretaker—her facility called and they wanted to get some of her medicine purchased from the nearby drugstore filled using my credit card on file and it was a Sunday. Well I did not know what to do and I prayed about it—I did not want the transaction on Sunday. But they filled the order—but here is the crazy thing—the drugstore called me the next day and said they had written the credit card number down wrong but they went ahead and sent the medicine to my mother on Sunday and I gave them the correct number and made the purchase on Monday. And this was a direct answer to my prayer…