Ever wonder if the Sabbath is really suppose to be Sunday for Christians? When people argue and state that it is I tend to hear that it’s because Jesus was resurrected on Sunday. But if you think about it, no where in the New Testament does it say that because of this did God’s Day Of Rest change. I’ve read the Bible several times and have yet to find a verse to support the day change.
Over the past couple years I have begun to learn that if Christians want to truly follow God’s 10 Commandments then we need to go back to worshipping and resting on Saturdays.
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
Exodus 20:8-11 NKJV
Also when you read the Gospels you read that Jesus celebrated all the Jewish celebrations and He even said:
Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.
Matthew 5:17-18 NKJV
I will go more into Jesus and the Jewish Celebrations in another entry, but I don’t believe that Jesus intended for the Sabbath day to change after He rose from the grave. I have learned much more over the past few years about Jesus and Jewish Traditions, but this article from Sabbath truth.com is a very well done summary of the Sabbath parts I’ve learned. Click on this link to learn more. God Bless.
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Many of you may know Moses as the prophet from the Old Testament who parted the Red Sea or received the 10 Commandments from God, but did you know that Moses was an ordinary guy just like you and me? He had his faults just like we do.
Now it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out to his brethren and looked at their burdens. And he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren. So he looked this way and that way, and when he saw no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.
Exodus 2:11-12 NKJV
Moses first mistake was that he killed a fellow Egyptian. Also, instead of facing his problems he ran from them. Then later when God asked Moses to be His spokesperson for getting Pharaoh to let His people go Moses told God:
Then Moses said to the Lord , “O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.”
Exodus 4:10 NKJV
Moses thought because of his inability to speak clearly and because of his past mistakes that he was not qualified to be the one to face Pharaoh and tell him to let God’s people go. Like the sign my wife and I have hanging in our house:
“God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.”
God saw the potential that Moses had in him, not the things Moses had done in his past. The same is true for us. God doesn’t look at what we’ve done but what we could do through Him. You may feel God calling you to do something and think “I can’t do that. I’m not good enough or have enough knowledge.” But this is false, it’s the devil trying to keep you from doing what God has called you to do. You may not possess the knife or abilities now, but through God you will. All you need to do is trust Him and follow where He leads. Doing this will give you the best life you could have, a God blessed life. God Bless.
One last thing, in case you haven’t had the chance you need to head to Branson, MO and go see the show Moses at the Sight & Sound Theaters. All their shows are amazing and this one is no different. They contain live animals and biblical messages. A fun time for all ages. It runs at this location until October 20, 2017.
Today is July 4th, Independence Day in America. It’s a day that we celebrate our freedom. Freedom of choice, freedom of speech, freedom of religion. But this freedom did not come free. Many people have sacrificed their lives to get our freedom along with keeping and protecting it. Many people will just have barbeques, parades, and shoot off fireworks, but it’s a day we should be remembering and honoring those who have given us this freedom.
Just like in America the whole world can have freedom, freedom from their sins. Jesus has given us this freedom, though just like in America this freedom has come at a price. That price was His death on a cross. Though this may come as bad news, the good news is that His death was only temporary. Christ defeated death and rose again on the third day. With His victory comes victory for us because through Him our sins can be forgiven and washed away. Asking Jesus to come into your heart, starting a relationship with Him, and living your life for Him can give you this freedom. Freedom from sin and eternal life in heaven with Him. I pray that you will ask Him into your heart today if you haven’t already. God Bless.
I have added a song about freedom in America that I have enjoyed over the years. It’s called “God Bless The USA” by Lee Greenwood. Take the time to listen and may God bless America and may God bless you.
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The film ‘The Impossible’ is based on the true story of the Alvárez family, changed to Bennett in film, while on vacation in Thailand in December of 2004. Their vacation was going great until the day after Christmas when an earthquake in the Indian Ocean caused one the the most devastating tsunamis in history.
Watching ‘The Impossible’ I was definitely kept on the edge of my seat for many moments throughout the film. While Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor, as Maria and Henry Bennett, did an excellent job bringing you into the film, it was Tom Holland, as Lucas Bennett, whose character was the main star carrying the film. Between the intense scenes right after the tsunami hit to later in the film, when he was trying to help out others, you couldn’t help but find yourself supporting and feeling for him. As for the film itself the beginning seemed to start out a little slow but that definitely changed once the tsunami hit. From then on there was pretty much action at every turn, with little spots to take a breath.
This film is rated PG-13 and for good reason. From the moment the tsunami hits till the end credits roll there is hardly a shot where you don’t see blood, wounds, or someone coughing up blood. One example would be Maria when her and Lucas were walking around looking for help and you see a huge bloody gash on the back of her leg along with a quick shot of a bloody nipple. In another scene you see what Maria goes through as she is being pushed, pulled, and thrown around under water for about three minutes. (Several sources I’ve read about what really happened said that the doctors told the real Maria that she was under water for about that long) ‘The Impossible’ will bring out your emotions and fears for the characters. It’s not a film for young ones or those who don’t like crier films, but if you enjoy movies based on true events this film is a good, emotional, thrilling flick. I would recommend this film for adults and those over 13 who can handle intense true life scenes.
Red Pepper Bake
ingredients: (serves 4)
2 organic Red Peppers (julienne)
1 Jar of gluten free organic spaghetti sauce
1lb of ground organic chicken (some contain rosemary-which is fine, still tastes great!)
2 cups of cooked organic rice (We love Jasmine)
Brown your meat until cooked through. Add in the the julienne red peppers. Add in the spaghetti sauce, and the 2 cups of cooked rice. Bring to a boil, put cover on the pan (we use stainless steel,) and reduce heat to simmer. Once the peppers are soft, the dish is ready!
Serve warm with a sprinkle of Salt and Pepper to taste.
This recipe is a staple in our home for many years. We have tried several variations by switching the protein out for quinoa, beef, or turkey. (Chicken seems to be the winner for now.) Changing up the spaghetti sauce, changes the flavor too. You may also use a variation of peppers to your liking.
This recipe is clean, gluten free, dairy free, fool proof, quick, and easy to feed a crowd with too if you double up the ingredients.
I hope you enjoy! (I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!)