Everyday devoted to God?

Posted: December 10, 2011 in harlot church
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A comment from another blog, on a thread about the sabbath:

“Now, although I believe that the Sabbath is simply a day to be distinguished from the rest, where you stop from your daily doings, like work, sports, daily mundane things. The Sabbath is there so we can make time for God from our daily things. Now, we are supposed to worship Him EVERY DAY, and make time for Him everyday, but those days are not truly devoted to God, because we have work to do, we have things to do at home. So our days are filled with other things that take the time that we are supposed to be worshipping God. So the Sabbath is made for us to have a day that is truly devoted to Him and Him alone, and the Sabbath is that day.”

My response:

Born again children of God worship the Lord in Spirit and in Truth. What I am reading here is that since this laodecian age refuses the cross in their lives and lives for self and pleasure – we’d better at least give God one day. The argument is almost like laodecia verses laodecia PLUS sabbath keeping.

What about being dead with Christ – being consumed and constrained by Him and living for Him everyday – no longer living for self and the temporal but for our king and his kingdom. Although we have not obtained this, we should forget those things that are behind and push forward to this high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Not rest in “I will give God one “real” day a week” stuff. I do not write this to condemn anyone, but that should not be our goal even if it is where we are at now in our walk.

I am not writing this to come against those who keep a day onto the Lord either (for such do not push it as law on others – pushing it as law proves they do not keep the day onto the Lord but onto Moses). I am writing to the law crowd who would tell those dead with Christ and accepted in the beloved that they have to go back to law. Either Saturday or Sunday – forcing a day is dead wrong. Keeping it for the Lord is great from the right motive – just as treating every day the same for the Lord is great too if for the right motive.

also…

To go back to what someone said “but those days are not TRULY devoted to God”

Then the answer is not to go back to the law but to crucify your self and flesh by the grace of God (for only those who God calls and enables can do this) so that every day is for Him. If we go to work it should be for the glory of God. To win souls, to be a light shining in darkness. To do a good job for our employers and make your witness for Christ attractive in every way. Is God not TRULY worth every day – just one day a week? I am sorry if I am reading this wrong, but I don’t think I am.

[Not that I have obtained all this – but going back to the law seems to be the wrong direction – that is what I am saying]

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Comments
  1. Al says:

    Amen brother, the way I understand is that the Lord is our Sabbath. Everything in the old testament was a type & shadow of the new covenant. The Sabbath rest points to Christ who died for our sins so that we can rest in His work of Salvation without doing any work on our own. The first apostles and disciples were struggling with this too. In Acts 15 they were talking about whether or not circumcision should be followed. They came to a decision and wrote back to the Gentiles. The conclusion they came to and wrote was “28 For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things: 29 that you abstain from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well.”

    If they thought anything else like keeping the Sabbath seemed important, I would think it would have been reported here.

    What Paul wrote to the Galatians in Chapter 3 is worth considering as well.

    If we follow the law for the sake of following the law, aren’t we then responsible to God under the law?

    • fleebabylon says:

      “1.Amen brother, the way I understand is that the Lord is our Sabbath.”

      I agree 100% Al (and I think scripture does too). I think there is room for true believers to keep a special day, but we do not keep one. We want to keep every day for the Lord!

  2. ian vincent says:

    Amen bros!

    If we are the LORD’s bondservants, then even on our “day off” we are still on duty.

    If we are truly a servant of God then we are employed by Him 24/7. Even when He gives us rest we are still employed by Him, He still has Kingdom work for us IN our rest.

    Our LORD Jesus did His Father’s work on the Sabbath.

    The Kingdom of God overtakes the OT Law and fulfills it.

    But when people can’t see the Kingdom of God then they naturally follow the shadows of the OT, like having temples, priests, sacrifices, tithing, special days …. etc..

    • fleebabylon says:

      “But when people can’t see the Kingdom of God then they naturally follow the shadows of the OT, like having temples, priests, sacrifices, tithing, special days …. etc..”

      That is the best any of us could do apart from Christ for sure!

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