Africa, “Christianity”, rebellion, and Daniel 7:25.
The prophet Daniel, speaking of powers that will rule over God’s people and the world says this regarding a ruler or power, which represents a principality, and a principality is the spirit that drives or resides behind the character of a nation, or group of nations.
He will speak words against the Most High and try to exhaust the holy ones of the Most High. He will attempt to alter the seasons and the law; and [the holy ones] will be handed over to him for a time, times and half a time. (Daniel 7:25 CJB)
The fourth commandment is this:
“Remember the day, Shabbat, to set it apart for God. You have six days to labour and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Shabbat for ADONAI your God. On it, you are not to do any kind of work—not you, your son or your daughter, not your male or female slave, not your livestock, and not the foreigner staying with you inside the gates to your property. For in six days, ADONAI made heaven and earth, the sea and everything in them; but on the SEVENTH day he rested. This is why ADONAI blessed the day, Shabbat, and separated it for himself. (Exodus 20:8-11 CJB)
CAPITALS emphasis mine. Shabbat means Sabbath or seventh day.
On March 7, 321, however, Roman Emperor Constantine I issued a civil decree making Sunday a day of rest from labour/work, stating:
“All judges and city people and the craftsmen shall rest upon the venerable day of the sun. Country people, however, may freely attend to the cultivation of the fields, because it frequently happens that no other days are better adapted for planting the grain in the furrows or the vines in trenches. So that the advantage given by heavenly providence may not for the occasion of a short time perish.”
The venerable day of the sun, means to venerate, worship or respect the sun on a that day, and of course Sunday has throughout history been a day which Pagans have chose to worship created things. Note this scripture again from God’s law:
“Therefore, watch out for yourselves! Since you did not see a shape of any kind on the day ADONAI spoke to you in Horev from the fire, do not become corrupt and make yourselves a carved image having the shape of any figure—not a representation of a human being, male or female, or a representation of any animal on earth, or a representation of any bird that flies in the air, or a representation of anything that creeps along on the ground, or a representation of any fish in the water below the shoreline. **For the same reason, do not look up at the sky, at the sun, moon, stars and everything in the sky, and be drawn away to worship and serve them; ADONAI your God has allotted these to all the peoples under the entire sky.** (Deuteronomy 4:15-19)
** Starred emphasis mine **
“Christians” are told not to worship created things (Romans 1:25, Galatians 4:8-11), as the Jews were also exhorted to avoid, yet in traditional “Christianity” we have it explained to us that Sunday is our day of rest and worship. But, is rest and worship on Sunday the commandment God gave us? Let’s look at the scriptures people use to justify this:
On Motza’ei-Shabbat (after the Sabbath/on the first day of the week), when we were gathered to break bread, Sha’ul addressed them. Since he was going to leave the next day, he kept talking until midnight. (Acts 20:7 CJB)
Every week, on Motza’ei-Shabbat (after the Sabbath/on the first day of the week), each of you should set some money aside, according to his resources, and save it up; so that when I come I won’t have to do fundraising. (1 Corinthians 16:2 CJB)
Notes in parentheses () mine. Now consider, are these scriptures giving us COMMANDMENTS, or are they examples where because of certain situations or needs people met on the first day of the week?
Moving from the historical, to the near present. In 1998 The International Standards Organisation (ISO) published ISO 8601 to standardise date and time related data. As part of this standardisation, Sunday became the seventh day of the week.
What you should be seeing here is a changing and drift away from what God commanded, to these man made rules. BEWARE, sin is like an iceberg, you see only the tip, but you can’t see what lies beneath the surface! Yahshua (“Jesus”) said:
‘These people honour me with their lips,
but their hearts are far away from me.
Their worship of me is useless,
because they teach man-made rules as if they were doctrines.’
“You depart from God’s command and hold onto human tradition. Indeed,” he said to them, “you have made a fine art of departing from God’s command in order to keep your tradition! (Mark 7:6-8)
Today “The Church” teaches us all kinds of things that shut out the righteousness, justice and peace that God desires for mankind, this is on top of the atrocities committed in the past in the name of Jesus Christ. People must learn not to follow the ways of European Christians, who have brought death and destruction to Africa and many parts of the world with their doctrines of White Supremacy. Look, they have made God in their own image, and we see murderous, rapacious greed masking itself as holy empire, as British empire, as European dominance, as American empire, we see homosexual priests and priests that abuse children; these things are not what the faith we believe in is supposed to be about, these things have no part at all in our faith.
The thief comes only in order to steal, kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, life in its fullest measure. (John 10:10 CJB)
Compare that with what European teaching has done for Africa? Do you have life in full measure? A full understanding of God’s purpose for your life and your standing among nations, or do you feel oppressed and exploited, like America and Europe are lands of promise that you want to flee there because Africa is hell? Who made Africa hell and who perpetuates the demeaning of a race because of the colour of a people’s skin, Africans or Europeans?
Therefore know this, that European teaching and example has also brought reproach to the Word of God, and sadly they will not rebuke their own to the extent that is needed to ensure repentance and justice is ever satisfied. God’s justice is supposed to be the light of the world, not something that man can improve on, yet after 2000 years or more of man’s tampering with God’s commandments by preferring his own we see the world in no better condition, and we see tyranny and iniquity ever reaching into our lives with subtle and even brutal force.
In truth Sunday keeping is a mark of apostasy and rebellion against God’s commandments, where we take our lead from the teachings and doctrines of men, rather than our Lord Messiah Yahshua. Really, if Messiah Yahshua is our only sovereign and Lord (Jude 4), why do we take commandments from Roman Emperor Constantine and The Pope? Remember the Romans were the force that destroyed Israel, demolished the temple, how is it suddenly that they are creating the “Universal Church”. When we empty the Word of God of its power and follow the teachings of men, we become a laughingstock and mockery to the people around us.
Do you pray for miracles and see nothing happen? Does your pastor take your tithe and promise you blessings that never materialise? Is church more a lifestyle routine, rather than a lifestyle that brings change? Yahshua said “by their fruit you will know them” (Matthew 7:15-27). If you are not seeing change, even bitter change, you are in the wrong place. Follow God’s commands and reject people who work lawlessness through their rejections of God’s commandments in favour of their own rules!
May God bless you as you keep his word wholeheartedly. Shalom.