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The Seventh Day Commandment



The Seventh Day Commandment
Author: Mark V. Markov

When it comes to
The Seventh Day commandment
If you are in the army
Or other service
That is required as a necessity
To function

Such as hospital, law enforcement,
Fire dept, security, utilities
And other similar fields of work
That are required for the society to function.
If a believer can't keep the Seventh Day
God understands and makes an exception.
When it comes to the court of law
It is not a necessity
To be open on Seventh Day.
The Seventh Day is Saturday as it always was.

When it comes to
The Seventh Day commandment
If you are in the army
Or other service
That is required as a necessity
To function.

Such as hospital, law enforcement,
Fire dept, security, utilities
And other similar fields of work
That are required for the society to function.
If a believer can't keep the Seventh Day
God understands and makes an exception.
When it comes to the court of law
It is not a necessity
To be open on Seventh Day.
The Seventh Day is Saturday as it always was.
Obviously religious services,
Are allowed on the Seventh Day.

God assigned a day to Moses as the Seventh Day
It was given as a commandment to God's people
They always observed it on a Saturday
Those that believe cannot change the assigned day
To a different day
And call it the Seventh Day.


Exodus 20:6 (ESV)

6 but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.


Exodus 20:1-17 (ESV)

The Ten Commandments

1 And God spoke all these words, saying,

2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

3 “You shall have no other gods before me.

4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

5 You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me,

6 but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

7 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

9 Six days you shall labor, and do all your work,

10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates.

11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

13 “You shall not murder.

14 “You shall not commit adultery.

15 “You shall not steal.

16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

17 “You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.”



The last commandment in verse 17 is

You shall not yearn to possess or have something that belongs to someone else.



Deuteronomy 4:12-13 (ESV)

12 Then the Lord spoke to you out of the midst of the fire. You heard the sound of words, but saw no form; there was only a voice.

13 And he declared to you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, that is, the Ten Commandments, and he wrote them on two tablets of stone.



1 John 3:24 (ESV)
Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.

1 John 5:2 (ESV)
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments.

1 John 5:3 (ESV)
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

1 John 2:4 (ESV)
Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him,

1 John 3:22 (ESV)
and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.

2 John 1:6 (ESV)
And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it.


Revelation 14:12 (ESV)
Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus


The Revelation verse above says
Those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.
If nobody needs to keep the commandments
That verse would not say that.



Revelation 3:1-4 (ESV)

To the Church in Sardis

1 “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars.

“‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead.

2 Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God.

3 Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you.

4 Yet you have still a few names in Sardis, people who have not soiled their garments, and they will walk with me in white, for they are worthy.



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Mark V. Markov

Mark Vladimir Markov [ˈmɑːrˌkɔːf] A Poet, Teacher, Theologian, Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Photographer. more…

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