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Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Spiritual Sabbath

Has the Jews, Messianics, Christians ever observed and celebrated a Sabbath? The answer is no! Quoting from The Spiritual Sabbath
Does the Gospels supply an answer to the Christian dilemma of the True Sabbath? Paul writes that the Sabbath celebrated by the Jews is an allegorical representation of the Sabbath, as seen in his words that it is a "...shadow of things to come" (Col 2:17 KJV). The Gospels are spiritual writings -- and they often intentionally conflict with what would be understood from a literal or historical perspective, in order to force the reader to seek the spiritual meaning. The prediction was that the Son of Man would be three days in the tomb -- and yet, if you count the days as reported in the scriptures, they are two. And this is because the Christians who read the scriptures in the manner of the Pharisees who threw away the Key of Knowledge, not only do not understand the spiritual meaning of the three days, but they further do not understand the portrayal of a Sabbath following the Passover. They therefore attempt to doctrinally force the interpretation the following day after the Sabbath as the first day of the week -- or for those who worship the sun-god in the manner of the pagan Christians, Sunday. On the other hand, the Greek word used to describe the day of the supposed resurrection, is mia ton sabbaton -- or, if literally translated, "one of the Sabbaths". But the conflict over the day of the week is seen in the Christians inability to understand what is meant by "one of the Sabbaths" -- which is exactly how the Greek text reads. And the grave misunderstanding of most Bible readers is seen when they fail to perceive that the allegorical symbol of the Sabbath is not the actual Sabbath that is the objective of the scriptures which is portrayed in the biblical term "one of the Sabbaths". As noted in many places in this article, Eden is the embodiment of the Sabbath -- and it is the return to Eden while still alive in the body (see, that is the true objective of the scriptures and the teachings of Jesus and TheWay. From a true spiritual perspective, the Jews have never celebrated a Sabbath -- and what they observe, is an allegorical portrayal of the Sabbath that they lack the depth of understanding to comprehend the meaning of. And this reality which is not understood by either the Jews, or the pagan Christians, is also presented in the meaning of the verse that was removed from the Gospel of Luke by the sun-worshipping Christians -- i.e., "On the same day, He (Jesus) beholding a man laboring on the Sabbath, said to him: Man if thou knowest what thou doest, blessed art thou; if however thou dost not know, cursed art thou and a transgressor of the law" (see ). If the Passover is correctly embraced from a spiritual perspective (see ) -- in contradistinction to the allegorical Passover of the Jews -- then the disciple has overcome, and achieved the next level of birth -- and to him, there is nothing but Sabbaths. After the Celebration of the True Sabbath which can only be accomplished in the fulfillment of the Laws within one's self, there is no more counting of days, weeks, months and years -- i.e., "But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage? You observe days and months and seasons and years. I am afraid for you, lest I have labored for you in vain" (Gal 4:9-11 NKJ). The Pharisees, who were condemned because of their carnal and ritualistic interpretation of the scriptures, celebrate an allegorical Sabbath that is of the flesh -- i.e., what Paul portrays as a "shadow" of the True Sabbath that is Spiritual. The Disciples of Jesus are to strive to bring about the True Spiritual Sabbath of Completion -- and after you achieve this Spiritual Sabbath, there is no more days of the week -- but only the abiding eternal rest. And this is why the Sabbath is portrayed as following the Passover in the Gospels, and the next day is portrayed as "one of the Sabbaths". Among other things, what this means is that there is absolutely no basis for observing the day of the sun-god -- i.e., Sunday -- except, of course, if you worship the sun-god in the manner of the pagan Church of Rome. And the fact that you can't count the days where the Son of Man was in the tomb three days -- and make it the day of the sun-god -- simply because you read the scriptures in the same manner as the Pharisees -- totally alienates the believers of the Church from even the very objects and spiritual essence of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay.
The scriptures were intentionally composed so as to purposely inhibit readers from reading and believing what is literally written in a linear interpretation. Herbert W. Armstrong who was of course a literalist, proclaimed: There were no eye-witnesses to the resurrection. Even so-called "apostolic fathers" had no source of information save that record which is today available to us. Tradition, then, must be dismissed (see The Resurrection Was Not On Sunday). Yet, Armstrong was wrong -- i.e, (1) the allegorical account was composed in this manner for an important reason; (2) and any seeker who prevails over their physical organic limitations, learns the truth about the scriptures and their allegorical nature and higher purpose. Therefore, if you want to know the Truth, you will have to either (1) ask one of the authors of the scriptures; (2) enter into Spirit and examine the actual historical record that is not recorded in the allegorical scriptures; (3) or seek instruction directly from the Indwelling Logos/Son of God/True Prophet (see ).
While Armstrong from one perspective had it right, the greater problem is seen in the fact that he did not understand what the scriptures are presenting. While the scriptures state that Jesus would be in the grave three days and three nights, only two days are presented in the literal texts. Provoking both Armstrong and many other Fundamentalist Christians to develop a great many dogmatic theories as to why this contradiction in the scriptures exists. Armstrong writes: A vital text proving that there were two Sabbaths in that week has been obscured by almost every translation into English. Only Ferrar Fenton's version has this point correct. Turn to Matthew 28:1. In the common versions it says, "In the end of the Sabbath," or more correctly, "after the Sabbath." Notice that both of these renderings use the singular -- Sabbath. But in the original Greek the word is in the PLURAL. Fenton renders it correctly by saying, "After the SABBATHS," although the remaining part of the verse he has not translated quite correctly. In a foot-note to this text, he says, "The Greek original is in the plural, 'Sabbaths'." When the scriptures are properly understood within the context of the Greek term mia ton sabbaton as stated at the subheading Spiritual Sabbath, the correct understanding would be rendered for first day of the week as "one of the Sabbaths".
In order to celebrate and observe the Real Sabbath -- i.e., Spiritual Sabbath -- one must achieve the Final Stage of Birth which would constitute a return to Eden from the perspective of the fulfillment of the Laws and the reality of the Omega of Creation within one's self And when the Ebionite Nazirenes (see ) attested to the fact that this is what the historical man Jesus accomplished within himself -- it is this fulfilling the Spiritual Sabbath wthin himself that the historical man Jesus accomplished. To begin: Herbert Armstrong did not at all understand WHY the scriptures are an allegorical account -- simply because the article An Inconvenient Truth ( ) had not yet been written which explains the higher purpose and objective of the scriptures. Mr. Armstrong had never known or spoken to the original authors. He did not believe in the Inner Kingdom -- or the reality that when the scriptures are used as the Key of Knowledge ( ) and is turned within one's own mind and being, that mankind as the lost prodigal son possesses the innate ability to enter and return to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination while still physically alive in the body-vessel (see ). Like the vast majority of Christians, Armstrong was robbed of the a more spiritual understanding of the scriptures by virtue of the corruption of the scriptures by the scribes of the Orthodox Church (see ), and the later directives of a series of Roman Emperors (see ) -- to the degree, that even those Words which were alleged to be spoken directly from God to mankind, were corrupted and changed in order to promote the Jesus-god of Pagan Rome.
What this means is that the whole bases of Sunday worship by the Christians is based upon a mis-translation and ignorance of the meaning of the Gospels. But, Constantine was a sun-worshiper -- and the Sunday celebration was literally forced upon HIS Church. From a Jewish perspective, they fail to understand that what they are celebrating is an allegorical Sabbath that they don't understand. While observing the (allegorical) Sabbath is good, I agree with the teaching that was removed from the Gospels: "On the same day, He (Jesus) beholding a man laboring on the Sabbath, said to him: Man if thou knowest what thou doest, blessed art thou; if however thou dost not know, cursed art thou and a transgressor of the law".
Rome's biggest challenge “Prove to me from the Bible alone that I am bound to keep Sunday holy. There is no such law in the Bible. It is a law of the Catholic Church…


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