1 The Lord spoke again to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘The Lord’s appointed times which you shall proclaim as holy convocations—My appointed times are these: 3 ‘For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a Sabbath of complete rest, a holy convocation. You shall not do any work; it is a Sabbath to the Lord in all your dwellings.
For six days, the Lord gave His followers to labor, but one day a week, He asked them to gather for worship. In the fourth commandment, the Lord told His followers to remember the seventh day Sabbath; he made that day holy. Yes, he made the six other days, but He created heaven and earth in those six days. On the seventh day, the Lord looked and saw He was done; He called it good and then made the seventh day holy. God created everything within the six days so that life could live in restful peace on the seventh holy day Sabbath. The light of God’s Word was given, not the first; In the second, He made water. On the third day, He created solid land, and plant life provided fruits and vegetables; this gave life something to eat. On the fourth day, God created the sun, moon, and stars of the heavenly sky so that the world He created would have illuminating light. On the fifth day, God filled the waters with life and did likewise on the land and animals flying in the skies. On the sixth day of creation, God made mankind, the male and female. God rested on the seventh day, not that He was tired, but He was finished with His work. God called the seventh day holy, and in Exodus chapter 20, He reminds His followers of the same thing Adam and Eve knew. Remember to keep His Sabbath holy and do no work. In Leviticus 23, God. He told His followers to have holy convocation on the Sabbath. A convocation is a formal assembly. In the Greek language, the word convocation is church or congregation. It does not mean building; a gathering can happen in a vast field or a tent. In the Old Testament, the Sabbath day assembly took place in synagogues. The Sabbath day congregation was in synagogues and churches in the New Testament.
Acts 15:21 For from ancient generations Moses has those who preach him in every city, since he is read in the synagogues every Sabbath.” 22 Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them to send to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas: Judas who was called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brothers, 23 and they sent this letter with them: The apostles and the brothers who are elders, to the brothers and sisters in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia who are from the Gentiles: Greetings.
God did not make humans live like robots, so He gave us His wisdom to remind us to take one day a week off. He did not design mankind to work every day. He told His followers to have a holy convocation, which means to worship. That means to remember God is the Lord of creation. You and I live on earth, and under that heaven He created, we are to assemble on His holy day and reflect on His glorious creation. Do you take part in convocation meetings, or do you forsake the greeting of saints? What reason do you have if you remember to do so? On many Sabbath days in the New Testament, Jews and Gentile congregate together to worship the Lord. Are you like them? God bless you all; the Lord of the Sabbath loves you, and so do I. His bondservant, Samuel Jerry Head.
Acts 13:38 Therefore let it be known to you, brothers, that through Him forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, 39 and through Him everyone who believes is freed from all things, from which you could not be freed through the Law of Moses. 40 Therefore, see that the thing spoken of in the Prophets does not come upon you: 41 ‘Look, you scoffers, and be astonished, and perish; For I am accomplishing a work in your days, A work which you will never believe, though someone should describe it to you.’” 42 As Paul and Barnabas were going out, the people repeatedly begged to have these things spoken to them the next Sabbath. 43 Now when the meeting of the synagogue had broken up, many of the Jews and the God-fearing proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who were speaking to them and urging them to continue in the grace of God. 44 The next Sabbath nearly all the city assembled to hear the word of the Lord. 45 But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began contradicting the things spoken by Paul, and were blaspheming. 46 Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said, “The word of God needed to be spoken to you first. Since you repudiate it and consider yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles. 47 For so the Lord has commanded us, ‘I have appointed You as a light to the Gentiles, That You may bring salvation to the end of the earth.’” 48 When the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord; and all who had been appointed to eternal life believed.
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