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Church - God's Great Week

Stephen Bohr

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Stephen Bohr

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  • June 17, 2017
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In the presentations that I will share with you here at Michigan campaigning I want to focus on 3 distinct exists of the 7th they have been a stretch these 3 distinct leaves are found in the 3 engines messages the 1st distinctive we are going to discuss this morning the 7th day sabbath us and then we are going to discuss the investigative judgment and finally we will take a look another look at the 2nd coming of Jesus which occurs immediately after the 3rd angel's message and the angel is sitting on a cloud with the sickle in his hand to harvest the earth before we open God's word this morning we do want to have a special word prayer so I invite you to by your hands with me as we pray Father in heaven we come before your Augustus and glorious throne in humility realizing that our wisdom is so limited therefore we plead for your wisdom or your guidance as we open your holy word we ask that the spirit in it that inspired that word will be with us to explain it to us this morning we claim the promise of your presence to the Ministry of your holy angels in this we ask in the precious name of Jesus our Lord and Savior you man. In September of the year 2015 Pope Francis the 1st made a historic visit to the United States of America during his stay here he was present at 4 main events the 1st of those of course was meeting with President Barack Obama in the White House where they discussed certain issues for about 45 minutes. Then the pope moved to the United States Congress where he gave a speech to a plenary session of the Congress of the United States the House of Representatives and the Senate was present there then the pope moved on to New York where he gave a speech for the 70th anniversary of the General Assembly of the United Nations. And finally he went to Philadelphia we had a group from Secrets unsealed present there giving out great controversies and a special D.V.D. that we prepared for the occasion. He spoke in front of Constitution Hall where the 3 founding documents of the United States were ratified the Eckler ation of Independence the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in virtually every contact that the pope has had every speech that he has given he has highlighted 3 main topics 1st the need to address and resolve the serious issue of global poverty 2nd the need to save the dissenter grating family and 3rd the need to resolve the grave issue of climate change now it's no secret that the pope has linked these 3 issues with the need to observe Sunday as the day of Rense and his argument runs something like this poverty is due to the fact that capitalist overlords abuse their workers they make them work 247. And so the capitalist overlords need to give their workers at least 1 day a week to rest in of course you know which day that is Sunday when he addresses the family he also states that the family is stressed out the family is busy 7 days a week working going to school shopping etc The family needs a time to get together where they can go to church and they can strengthen the family roots in of course the day of choice Sunday. When it comes to climate change the planet needs a day to rest because the environment is abuse 7 days a week and so 1 day needs to set up be set apart to allow the environment to rest Of course that day is Sunday so this leads us to ask the question Has the pope focused on the right day to address these cause and of course as 7th Day Adventists we know that the answer to that question is no so I invite you to go in your Bibles with me to see what the Bible has to say about this Genesis chapter 1 and chapter 2 will be the central part of our study this morning now there's something that's very interesting as we examine the Genesis story. Particularly when it comes to the Sabbath and that is that there is no direct command of God in Genesis 2 for Adam and Eve to keep the Sabbath the story tells us that God rested the 7th day. But there is no place where it says that God told Adam and Eve to rest and so this has led many theologians not administering logins to say that the Sabbath is not a creation institution where God commanded Adam and Eve to rest now in our study this morning I want to address that particular issue why is there no command in Genesis 2 for Adam and Eve to keep the Sabbath why does it say that Gawd rested on the 7th day by the way there's an individual I'll mention his name because on Dolly you receive his journal now and then del Rhett's left who used to be a Bible teacher and 1 of our educational institutions he has declared war on everything 7th Day Adventist and he has stated that the Sabbath is not a creation institution because there is no command of gone in Genesis for Adam and Eve to keep the Sabbath sometimes for many years I thought how wonderful it would have been for God to replace their in Genesis Adam and Eve keep the Sabbath that would have settled the issue why didn't God tell Adam and Eve keep the sadness I struggled with that question for many years I believe that the Sabbath is a creation is the through Sion all my life I believe that but I've always had the question why didn't God just settle the issue in Genesis and say Adam and Eve keep the Sabbath 1 thing that we notice as we examine the creation story and that is that the creation story is centered in God God is the subject of the creation story God is the central actor in the story more than 30 times just in chapter 1. We find expression such as. God created God said God saw God called Go made God set them Gawith blessed more than 30 times just in chapter 1 which tells me that this story is centered in God God is the subject of the creation story not man now let's take a look at the 1st 6 days of creation week the 1st 6 days are all about God and not about man turn with me in your Bibles to Genesis chapter 1 and verse 31 Genesis Chapter 1 Verse 31 then God saw everything that he had made and indeed it was very good so that evening in the morning were the 6th day who created everything during the 1st 6 days God created everything the 1st 6 days it says the Lord saw everything that he had me made and indeed it was very good the 1st 6 days are about gone God did all the work of creating because God did all of the work of creating the 1st 6 days everything that came into existence belongs to God both made a psalm 24 and will read verse as 1 and 2 sound 24 verses 1 and 2 here in this very well known section of scripture we find the following words the earth is the Lord's and everything in it. Now why is everything in the world the Lord's here comes the explanation for it that is means because he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters to whom does the light belong to go to and does the firmament belong to God to whom does the vegetation belong to whom do the heavenly bodies belong to whom to the birds belong to whom do the fish belong to home to the animals belong to whom do human beings belong. But the Sabbath is the Sabbath of the Jews. If everything that God made is he has because he made it then the Sabbath must be his as well because the Sabbath was made the Sabbath was made for man and so we find that the 1st 6 days of Creation Week are centered in God God did all the work God did all the creating but the 7th day is also all about God let's turn in our Bibles to Genesis chapter 2 in verses to win 3 Genesis chapter 2 verses $2.00 and $3.00 and we're going to notice that 10 times in these 2 versus We're going to be told that everything is about God It almost sounds redundant when you read this passage in Genesis 23 it says on the 7th day God and did his work which he had done and he rested on the 7th day from all his work which he had done and God. Bless the 7th day and sanctified it because in it he arrested his work which God had created and bit somehow I get the impression that the 7 days of creation are all about God God work 6 and God rested on the 7th the Bible tells us that God did 3 things with a sense Number 1 he rested Number 2 he blessed the Sabbath and number 3 he sanctified the Sabbath or made it holding So the 1st 6 days of Creation Week are all about God God work 6 God rested on the 7th there is no reference to man working 60 or resting on the 7th God work 6 and God rested on the 7th don't get nervous on me now we need to take a look at the word arrested in Genesis chapter 2 verses 2 and 3 the word arrested is used twice it's the Hebrew word SHA But where we get our word Sabbath from now we do need to understand what the word Shabat means the word Shabat does not describe how God rested on the 7th day it does not describe the quality of God's rest on the 7th day it does not describe the manner of God's rest of the 7th day the word Shabat in Hebrew simply means to see if. It means to quit. In other words on the 7th day God stopped creating God ceased from creating on the 7th day so the word Shabat means to cease it means the stuff the 7th day God created no more in other words no we Euros the word rest in a similar way these days when there's a trial and the district attorney finishes presenting its case we say the prosecution rests are we saying the prosecutor is going to go to Hawaii and vacation and that is going to have a great time there of course not what the semi It means that the district attorney has ceased presenting its case because this case is complete That's the meaning of the word Shabat it means to see. Let me give you 2 Biblical examples I have everything written down in my notes here all of the Bible verses 2 to be able to deliver the sermon more quickly if you want you could write these down I'm simply going to read 2 other verses and there are many more I might say where the word sub but is used in the sense of C.C. Nehemiah 6 verse 3. Nehemiah was rebuilding the wall the enemies wanted him to come down from the wall so they could talk about the project and Nehemiah told them Listen I can't come down I'm too busy building the wall this is what me and my 6 verse 3 says so I sent messengers to them saying I am doing a great work so that I cannot come down why should the work cease while I leave it to go down to you the word cease there is some but why should I stop building the wall to come and come down and talk to you. In Sound 468 and 9 we find a description of a time when wars will come to an end it says there and these verses come behold the works of the Lord who has made the desolations of the earth he makes wars cease that's the word shut he makes wars cease to the end of the earth he breaks the bow and cuts the spear into he burns the chariot in the fire so the word shot in Genesis means to see God on the 7th day ceased creating He stopped creating He created no more in other words the word shot tells us what God did not do on the 7th day he created no more I like to read a definition that is given by Kenneth line who wrote many volumes about the meaning of biblical words he explains concerning the word Shabat the writer of Genesis 2 Verse 3 is not stressing rest from work but rather God's sees seeing it from his creation creative work since it was complete So the 1st week of the history of this world is what I call dog's week because God works 6 days and God rested on the 7th day no reference to man working there in those 6 days to create no reference to man resting on the 7th day but of course we would like to know what God did during the 7th day when he ceased Unfortunately the word Shabat won't help us because also but tells us is what God didn't do on the 7th day God created Nomar he stopped creating He ceased is work of creation. But we'd like to know what the quality of God's rest was on the 7th day how he rested what he did on the 7th day in other words unfortunately Shabat won't help us we have to look asked elsewhere so the question is do we have any other place in scripture that would give us a hint as to the quality of God's rest on the 7th day how he rested what he did on the 7th day while he ceased his work of creation the 1st thing I would like to say is that God did not rest because he was tired the Bible explicitly tells us that it was not a rest from exhaustion in Isaiah Chapter 40 in verse 28 we find these words have you not known Have you not heard the everlasting God the Lord the creator of the ends of the earth we're not taking this tectonic optics is speaking about God the creator just like Genesis neither what neither faints nor is weary I mean come on how much exhaustion can you have from saying let there be light let there be the firmament I mean how tired could God be clearly Isaiah tells us that God's rest the quality of God's rest the how of God's rest the manner of God's rest on the 7th day was not from exhaustion he wasn't physically tired so the question is what what was God's rest on the 7th day like there's a word that will help us understand the quality of God's rest. It's found in Exodus 31 and verse 17 Exodus 31 and verse 17 it says there it that is the Sabbath is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever. Now some people say see the Sabbath this is I'm between God and Israel does it say it's a sign exclusively between gotten Israel no why did God say the Sabbath is a sign between me and Israel well because Israel was US people at that time if God was speaking about the Sabbath today he would say it's a sign between me and the church but the those were his people back then doesn't mean that exclusively and apply to them after all he also gave all of the 10 Commandments to the Jewish nation so I would suppose all of the 10 commandments apply only to Jews because God gave them to them of course not so it says. That the Sabbath is a sign between me and the children of Israel forever and here comes the explanation for in 6 days the Lord made the heavens and the earth and on the 7th day he rest that you want to take a guess what word that is Shabat he says he sed but then we have an additional word and was refreshed interesting refresh the word refreshed in Hebrew is nothing very closely related to nefesh Now flash. Basically the word enough is easier to bem and straight than it is to be fun so I'm going to demonstrate to you what nuff fashion is by the way it's not a common word in the Old Testament only use 4 times in the Old Testament it's a rare word this is now fucked. I just now fast. What comes to your mind when I do that what. I did that's exactly the exact word I was looking for a sigh of what satisfaction literally in Hebrew the word enough means to take a breath so at the end of creation week what God did was he finished his work the 6th day and on the 7th day he went and. Did he do that because he was tired No it's almost like he let out a side. How do we look at God's reaction at the end of creation we got is about a beauty it says in Genesis chapter 1 verse $31.00 that God saw everything that he that he had made God contemplated his work in other words he saw everything but he had made and behold it was what it was very good very good so the word now fashion helps us understand a little bit about the quality of God's rest on the 7th day God not fast if you please now let's go with me of Genesis 131 and will read through chapter 2 in verse 3 Genesis 131 through chapter 2 in verse 3 there is something very interesting here that I want to want us to get to the nuance of it says then God saw everything that he had made and indeed it was very good by the way the the word VERY is translated in other verses exceedingly good. So God saw that what he had made was exceedingly good so the evening and the morning were the 6th day verse 2 thus the heavens and the earth and all the host of them were finished when did God finish which stated God finished the sit stay very well but now notice what we find in verse 2 actually we just read verse you know let's go verse 2 and on the 7th day God ended his work which he had done now do you find something interesting here he finished which day the 6th day what they did he and the 7 think you know the word and there is the same Hebrew word finished so evidently God finished his work twice finished the 6 day and he finished the 7 Now how do you understand God finishing something twice let me give you an illustration I want you to imagine an artist a painter he gets a wooden frame what's the canvas over the frame put staples along the frame 1st day he put some basic colors in the background and at the end of his 1st day of work he looks at he says good 2nd day you know he paints a blue sky with maybe a few little clouds in it the expansion he steps back at the end of these things. Good the 3rd day he put some trees and some flowers you know on some green grass and when he ends his work the 3rd day he looks he says good the 4th day places you know towards the end of they he places the sun in the sky in the play you can see the moon sometimes in the daytime and when he finishes his work the 4th day he says. Good the 5th day paint some birds flying in the air and some ish jumping out of the water and at the end of the 5th day you look he says. Good the 6th day he and all points and giraffes and some elephants and some cows and Benny he paints a man and a woman and in this beautiful environment and then he puts the final touches on the work of art and he steps back and he looks and he says oh it is very good Has he finished his work yes and now what is lacking what is lacking is the signature that identifies the person who painted the picture God ended his work the 6th day here in the 7th day it's this signature on the work of creation identifying who made it that's why the Sabbath is part of creation week and so what God does on the 7th day he works 6 days and on the 7th day he steps back and he says. It is a exceedingly good. And so we can know what God did the 7th day he relished his work of creation there's another Hebrew word that can help us understand the quality of God's rest the manner of his rest how he rest of the 7th day what he did when he ceased the 1st 6 days and that is the Hebrew word nuance. Now you remember that according to Genesis God did 3 things with the Sabbath right 1st he what he rested Secondly he blessed the Sabbath and 30 sanctify the Sabbath now who wrote Genesis who wrote Exodus Moses same writer write. I'm not going to say author the same writer Genesis in Exodus No that's important because when we come to the 4th commandment of God's holy law we find in the 4th commandment the same 3 things that are mentioned in Genesis go with me to acts of chapter 20 verse 11 Exodus japery 20 verse 11 it says there and we all know this we can repeat it remember For in 6 days the Lord made the heavens and the earth the sea and all that is in them and rested the 7th day there for the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it are those the same 3 things that God did at creation rested blessed and sanctified but now there's 1 little detail which is extremely important which you would only know if you could look up the words in the original language the word that is used for rested in the 4th commandment is not Sabat it's a different word and so you ask the question why in the world would most US place Shabat in Genesis and place no 1 in the 4th commandment if it is the same day of rest the reason is very simple. And that is that the purpose of the word Shabat in Genesis is to emphasize that God ceased on the 7th day the purpose of the 4th commandment is to show the quality of God's rest because the 4th Commandment is telling man you have to work 6 and rest the 7th as God work 6 and rest of the 7 so the purpose of the 4th commandment is to say you know you need to do on the 7th day what God did on the 7th day know. The word no 1 is a very interesting word it is frequently in the Old Testament linked with gladness rejoicing and feasting Sometimes it helps to find out what words are linked with with another word let me give you a couple of examples from the Old Testament and the meaning of the word new walk as it appears in the 4th commandment rested go with me to the Book of Esther Chapter 9 vs 17 and 18 Esther Chapter 9 verses 17 and 18 as you know in the days of Esther a royal made a person decree had doomed to the Hebrew nation to genocide all of the Jews were going to be destroyed and all of the kingdom but dog in a miraculous way through Esther intervened and delivered the Jewish nation from annihilation and to commemorate this the Jews the stablished a celebration which is known as pure ream which is celebrated even to this day among Jews the day that they were delivered from certain death Esther 917 and 18 is describing this celebration this put. It says there in Esther 9 percent 17. This was on the 13th day of the month of May that are and on the 14th day of the month they rested that's the same Hebrew word as in the 4th commandment Bay New are. They rested now what kind of rest are we talking about here they rested and made it a day of feasting and gladness do you know that Orthodox Jews do not fast on Sabbath because passing is a sign of affliction the Sabbath is a day of feasting not of fasting I did not say a day for gluttony. And so notice no walk is connected with feasting and gladness verse 18 but the Jews who were chosen assemble together on the 13th day as well as on the 14th and on the 15th of the month they rested here's the same word again a new Iraq from the 4th commandment. They rested and made it a day of what feasting and gladness So what is the word new are linked with feasting joy and this not us also Proverbs $29.00 and verse 17 Proverbs $29.00 and verse 17 here it's talking about disciplining children which is something very rare these days and a discusses the of the benefits of disciplining children it says they're correct your son and he will give you a new walk say where does the fork America what does it say correct your son and he will give you rest what kind of rest yes he will give what delight to your soul. So rest is ate the light full rest according to this text so how are we to conceive of God's rest on the 7th day it wasn't only ceasing it was a day of what a day of feasting a day of gladness a day of joy. That's the reason why I say 58 says that the Sabbath is a what the Sabbath should be a delight call the Sabbath a delight. So God's rest on the 7th they had something to do with joy and gladness and feasting and delight that was the manner of his rest which is emphasized in the 4th commandment by the way the Genesis account tells us that before creation the planet was without form and void and darkness and God worked to bring order out of chaos and beauty out of ugliness and when he finished he looked at what he had made and he nothing. He knew was. The light Calatinus joy by contemplating what God had made incidentally Ellen White was not a theologian and did not know Hebrew as far as I know knew very well how God rested on the 7th day Bay Drax and prophets page 47 Ellen White explains Gauguin looked with satisfaction upon the work of his hands See that's not for us he look at what she is NOT see is not adding to Scripture the Bible says a God looked at what he had made. So once again God looked with satisfaction upon the work of his hands all was perfect worthy of its divine author. And he rested not as 1 weary but as well please with the fruits of his wisdom and goodness and the manifestations of his glory is that the way we should keep a. Member of the 4th Commandment says we're supposed to rest the way got it. But you know God didn't know why and did nothing by himself the whole universe did you say where do you get that from go with me to Job 38 Job 38 and we're going to read verses 4 through 7 the whole universe shared in this feasting and joy and gladness as they contemplated the joyous creation of God It says there in Job God asked Job a series of questions Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth or tell me if you have understanding who determine its measurements Surely you know God is speaking with somewhat sarcasm or we stretched the line upon it too what were the foundations fastened or who laid its cornerstone what is what event has been described here. Creation Now what happened at creation verse 7 when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy what happened to creation the morning who are the morning stars the angels and the sons of God are the representatives of the world that never. Number when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord the Book of Job Satan came representing planet or so not only did God let out a side I not only did God enjoy feasting and joy and gladness the entire universe did at creation according to Job $38.00. Ellen White who was always in harmony with scripture in desire of ages page 281 rule to these words the Sabbath was hallowed at creation as ordained for man it had its origin when the Morning Star sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy peace brooded over the world for the Earth was in harmony with Heaven God saw everything that he had made and behold it was very good and He rested in the jaw of his completed word joy of his completed work now we have to answer the question that we started with why did not God command Adam a need. To keep that present let's read the Bible carefully and see if we can discover the reason. Going back to Genesis chapter 2 in verse 3 Genesis chapter 2 in verse 3 we find a description of the institution of the Sabbath it says then God bless the 7th day and sanctified it let's stop there just for a moment you know for most of my ministry at least for 2 thirds of my ministry I just assumed that God told Adam and Eve to keep that 1st 7 but what I discovered and I'm going to share with you is that God actually did not sanctify the Sabbath until the Sabbath ended he did not bless the Sabbath until the Sabbath ended in other words what I'm trying to say and I'm going to prove it from the Bible in the spirit of prophecy is that God after he rested he blessed the Sabbath and made it holy let's read Genesis 2 Verse 3 very carefully then God bless the 7th day and sanctified it why. Because in it he what he wrest dad from all his work which God had created and made Why did God bless and sanctify the Sabbath because on that day he would he rest in Exodus 2011 excess 2011 even clearer. For in 6 days the Lord made the heavens and the earth the sea and all that is in them and the rest of the 7th day therefore what does therefore mean because of this this so it says there once again in Exodus 20 verse 11 For in 6 days Lord made the heavens the earth the sea and all that is in them and rest of the 7th they verify for the Lord blessed the 7th day and what and how did Ellen White who was always in harmony with the Bible knew this it would have been very easy for a long white to make the mistake the theological mistake of saying and God told Adam and Eve to keep that 7th the 1st 7 you say that would have been of the illogical mistake Yes and you're going to see why let me read you some statements from a white pétrus and prophets page 47 she wrote after resting upon the 7th day God sanctified it when it got sanctify the 7 after resting upon the 7th day God sanctified it or set it apart as a day of rest for man when the Sabbath become a day of rest for man after going rested on the 7th are you with me or not this is this is the the answer to those who say that the Sabbath is not a creation is attrition because God didn't tell Adam and Eve to rest vitally important it is it is the argument the puts the nail in the coffin. Here's another 1 desired ages page 281 because he had to rest it on the Sabbath because he had what rested on the Sabbath God bless the 7th day and sanctified it set it apart to all use when was the Sabbath set apart to all use when it began or when it ended when it ended he gave it to Adam when did he give a tad I'm after and the folks he gave it to Adam as the day of rest it was a memorial of the work of creation and that's a sign of Gaunt's power and His love so you never made the mistake of saying that you know that God told Adam and Eve to keep her Sabbath my life today page 259 she's speaking about Revelation 1 verse 10 where John is in the spirit on the Lords didn't see most Christians say that was Sunday Ellen White explains the Lord's Day mention by John was the Sabbath but day on which Jehovah rested after the great work of creation and which he blessed and sanctified because he had rested upon it testimonies from the church Volume 4 page 247 God blessed and sanctified the 7th day because he rested upon it from all his wondrous work of creation and there are many others that I could read now let me just share with you the reasons why God did not command at them and he give them a direct command to keep percent number 1 God could not give the side of the Sabbath to Adam and Eve before he made that registering or not they got up to make the Sabbath 1st before he gave it Adam any of course he made everything else before he gave it to Adam and Eve he had to make the Sabbath before he could give it to them 2nd when did the Sabbath become holy according to what we just know. The Sabbath became only after going to the rest of the entire day then the whole day was whole by the way every 2nd that God rested became holy every minute that God rested became old Every hour that God rested became only and when God had rested all $24.00 hours the entire day was holy. God could not tell Adam and Eve to keep the Sabbath holy before it was holy Are you with me and I went of the Sabbath become only when God the rest of the entire day so could God tell Adam and Eve at the beginning of the Sabbath keep the day holy if the day was holy shit I see lots of people. How could God tell Adam and Eve to take keep the Sabbath without 1st giving them the example imagine God saying at the beginning of that Sabbath he says keep the Sabbath holy enemy thing how. God did not commanded them to keep the Sabbath holy God showed them how to keep the Sabbath holy. In the example is much more powerful than words Ellen White I never cease to marvel little and white every day that passes I believe more in her inspiration there are 2 kinds of people that this believe the spirit Brust number 1 those who never read her and number 2 those who read her with the intention of criticizing listen to what our own White House to say about the example God made man is only image and then gave him an example of observing the south they which he sanctified and made whole they dress and prophets page $47.00 after resting upon the 7th they got sanctified it or set it apart as a day of rest for man then she says following the example of the Creator. Men was to rest upon this sacred day then as he should look upon the heavens and the earth he might reflect upon the God's great work of creation and that as he should be hold the evidence as God's wisdom and goodness his heart might be filled with love and reverence for his maker Incidentally the 4th commandment applies to man beginning with the 2nd Sabbath mystery you say what now what does the 4th Commandment say. Work 6 rest the 7th and I'm an even not work 6 that's taking a while to register. The 4th commandment applies to Adam and Eve beginning with the 2nd week of human history because the 1st week God created the week and after God created the week he gave the week to Adam and Eve He says I work 6 I rested on the 7th now I've given you an example starting tomorrow because there's still the Sabbath starting tomorrow you're going to work 6 and then you're going to rest the 7th as you saw me rest are you having. Now you say but Pastor how does man relate to that person. They got him and he were working that person. Know what were they doing by the way in which day of the week read of any created the 6 So would you say that they were eyewitnesses to God's rest course how could they follow God's example if they didn't witness how God rested so you can imagine the entire universe experience enough a new US. Who this is amazing what you've done you even how did yourself. I like to believe that God gave out of many of the scenic tour. And the scent of a child them everything they did me and him see. This is amazing. And God said to them yes it is an Adam and Eve saying why did you make all of this for you for us how much do we have to pay nothing is free for you but there's always the danger you might forget so next Sabbath you are going to do what we did this south we walk together through the garden and took the tour to remember what a great God I am in the marvelous things that I made for you so I want you next Sabbath and every Sabbath after to do the same thing so that you remember where all of this comes from major acts and puppets page 48 Gawith saw that a Sabbath was essential for man even in paradise the real if it was necessary in a perfect paradise What about today once again doth saw that a Sabbath was essential for Matt even in paradise he needed to lay aside his own interests and pursuits for 1 day of the 7 that he might more fully contemplate the works of God and meditate upon his power and goodness he need the Sabbath to remind him more vividly of God and to awaken gratitude because all that he enjoyed and possessed came from the beneficence hand of the Creator and folks it is no coincidence that when Jesus finished his works of redemption on the 6th day and week he said it is finished on the cross and then he rested from his works of redemption all day Sabbath in the great the career ater and the Redeemer of the same person and the Redeemer did what the Creator did at creation rested from his works of creation when you said it is finished on the 6th day as he had said it is finished during creation week but there is more. When we get to heaven particularly the New Earth God's people will observe. Go with me to Isaiah 662223 Isaiah 662223 is a very interesting things that we're going to notice here very quickly you know this passage you could recite it from memory or as a new heavens of the north what size shall make shall remain before me says the Lord skill your descendants and your name remain in the shall come to pass that from 1 moment to another don't get all shook up over that no more means the month the New Mon marks the beginning of the month so the Spanish version for example says from month to month they messed and Miss Why will they go every month because there's a tree that produces its fruit every month Revelation $22.00 averse to verse $23.00. Come to pass that from 1 new moon to another and from 1 Sabbath to another. All flesh shall come to worship before me says the Lord now let me share this with you the Bible tells us that as a result of the plagues on the 2nd coming of Jesus this earth will return to the condition that was in before Creation Week Jeremiah saw the world he said it was without form and void and darkness. Was over the earth the earth will return to the condition it was in great degree it was before creation week so as God going to have to do the work that he did at the very beginning to recreate what existed in this world of course he is by the way do you know that all White tells us that the sun moon and stars will be moved out of their places at the voice of God which means that the planet will be chronologically out of whack God is going to have to establish months and days and years again now why do I say this. For the simple reason that I believe that when got makes a new heavens of the new worth he's going to do it in 7 days you say No where do you get that idea from it's very simple because we are going to keep the 7th day to commemorate the creation of new heavens in the world and you can't have a 7th without having the 1st 6. Now there is 1 beautiful thing about this and that is that at the beginning when God created everything and a many were not eyewitnesses of what got me 1st day there were around the 2nd day they were in around the 3rd day they were not around the 4th day they were not around the 5th day they were on the 6th day when God created Adam obviously Adam didn't see his own creation and when God created if he put on the sleep how could they be sure that God was the creator. By faith because God said so but at the end God's people will be alive and well imagine we will be we will have not the big picture see. Grandstand Let There Be Light let there be the firmament let there be vegetation was all burned up at the 4th play let the heavenly bodies occupy the places where they should be let there be fish and birds in the air that there be land. Yet the beginning anomie were there when God created anything but at the end I believe God will recreate in 6 days God's people will be I witness says. I. And then we will not live by faith we will live by 1 by sight the Apostle Paul tells us and then God will say after he finishes his work he'll say folks how about we gather together and this Sabbath day. To commemorate creation to commemorate redemption. And to commemorate the recreate. Of the heavens and here I have to go back to Pope Francis with whom I began you know John Paul the 2nd just just to mention this in his pastoral letter D S Domini said that after sin is eradicated from this world we will live in an eternal Sunday that's what he says India's nominee says will have an eternal something Pope Francis the 1st and Pope John Paul the 2nd have both gone on the record saying that the story in Genesis is a symbolic story it never took place the way the Bible's this there evolutionists they believe that this world came into existence by a long process of evolution that took millions billions of years let me ask you something what happens with marriage as it's described in Genesis when you discard the creation story any kind of marriage will do but when you read Genesis says only 1 kind of marriage male and female a man and a woman what happens with the sabbath if you believe that the story of creation is not literal that really it's a symbolic story the Sabbath is gone and that's the way the devil is attacking these 2 institutions we usually think that Sunday laws are the biggest attack against the Sabbath No evolution is the biggest attack against the South so neither Francis nor John Paul actually even believe in a literal creation let me just mention this in closing the issue at the end of time is not an issue of dates it is an issue of authority if you keep God Sabbath holy as the final generation you are recognizing the authority that created the Sabbath. The day is only the way of testing whose authority you accept if you keep Sunday as the day of rest that's a recognition that you are accepting the authority of the 1 who made Sunday the day of rest so the issue is not the case the issue is which authority do you accept Scripture or what dances that will be the end time test. That is the seal of God in the Mark of the beast and I pray to Lord folks that the 7th Day Adventists we will tell the world these things we have a marvelous message we have present truth are we hide any under a bushel we have the message of joy and peace and hope that the world needs and we just keep it to ourselves do you think the world needs to enjoy this was beautiful a blessing of Sabbath wow they don't know what they're missing so we have to let them know what they're missing we have to go out and we have to witness to these things of our wonderful God we have to go back and talk to our neighbors and our friends we have to go back and talk to our fellow workers take advantage of every opportunity with a smile on our faces to tell people what a wonderful God we have a God who created a perfect world a God who came to redeem that world and rested on the Sabbath in a God who will soon restart this world to its pristine beauty we have this blessed that hope that burns within our homes may that hope burn bright you know ours and us pray whether in heaven you are such a wonderful God you lavish us with everything to top it all off you give us 24 hours of your time so busy you are and yet you say come and spend the Sabbath with me. What a wonderful God you are thank you Lord for giving your remnant church the sad when we can get away from all of the rat race of life everything ours and focus only on everything yours I asked Lord that you will be with this wonderful constituency of the Michigan conference and those from other conferences Oh Lord help us to enjoy the blessings of the Sabbath but to fulfill our responsibilities of sharing the beauty of the Sabbath with those who are perishing and in anxiety and in stress Thank you Lord for having been with us this morning and as you will take what we've studied that you recorded in our minds and in our hearts that it might impact on who's in the lives of others in the precious name Jesus our Lord and Savior Amen. 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