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Obeying the voice of God and keeping the Sabbaths of God
is the key to entering into His "rest"

Fred R. Coulter—April 30, 2022

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Greetings, everyone! Welcome to Sabbath services! I want to follow up on what I covered last Sabbath and let's see if we can understand a little bit more of what's going on. Have you heard the latest?

They have a plan to get Donald Trump back without having to go through the Supreme Court with all the election difficulties. That is the House of Representatives goes Republican. Not many people know this, but the Speaker of the House does not have to be a member of Congress. Then they impeach both Biden and Harris and the Speaker of the House becomes President. I don't know if that's going to work or not, and I don't know if it can be done. If it can be done, then a lot of questions have to come up.

I talked last Sabbath about what needs to be done in order for there to be a change and for the evil to come down to a lower level. So, I want to follow through on this. It could be possible, but what has to be done is quite different from what people would think.

Here's what's going to happen at the beginning of the Millennium:

Isaiah 19:22: "And the LORD shall strike Egypt; He shall strike and heal; and they shall return to the LORD…"

When was Egypt ever part of God's plan? Never! So, this is talking about the Millennium. That's quite a thing!

"…and He shall respond to them and shall heal them. In that day there shall be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and Assyria shall come into Egypt, and Egypt into Assyria, and Egypt shall serve with Assyria. In that day Israel shall be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the land" (vs 22-24).

When you return to God, what does that mean? They're doing a lot of things!

Mal. 3 is one that the Protestants like. They like certain verses because this one they use to get money. But will they ever read about keeping the Sabbath?

Malachi 3:6: "For I am the LORD…" What does that mean?

  • He's God
  • His Word is true
  • His Laws are true
  • everything He does is right

"…I change not…." (v 6).

I want you to think about those three words. What do the Protestants claim? I bring this up from this point of view: They claim that the Sabbath was changed!

"…I change not. Therefore, you sons of Jacob are not consumed. From the days of your fathers you have gone away from My statutes, and have not kept them" (vs 6-7). All of God's Laws are true!

  • they're faithful
  • they're active
  • they're good

"…'Return to Me, and I will return to you,' says the LORD of hosts. 'But you say. "In what way shall we return?" Will a man rob God?….'" (vs 7-8).

Can you rob God more than in just money and tithes? It's talking about money and tithes right here, but if you don't read the Word of God properly:

  • Are you stealing from Him?
  • Are you saying the Lord says, but He doesn't?

So, the whole point is that if there's going to be any change, there is going to have to be a return to the Lord. Not just with money, but with repentance in heart and mind!

Here's what God wants. Let's also make something really, really clear. America is a special nation because God made it that way. Though all the Protestants and the Jews will deny this statement: All Jews are not all the 12 tribes of Israel! The majority of Israel went into captivity with the Assyrians. They later migrated to Western Europe and Britain. The Jews say that the 12 tribes were all absorbed into the Gentiles. Nonsense!

God says that He would pass Israel through many nations, and not lose a seed! We need to understand that.

  • Why do we have the Bible?
  • What other nation in the world has more Bibles than America?
  • Or even come close to the number of Bibles that we have? They don't!
  • Why?
  • Why did we start out our Constitution with prayer to God and Christ and follow the precepts of the Bible?

The reason is we are the modern descendants of the ten tribes of Israel! Here in America we have descendants of all ten tribes! That's why this nation is special, and because of the promise that God gave to Abraham.

Joel 2:12: "'Therefore, even now,' says the LORD…" This is an end-time prophecy!

One thing everyone needs to understand is that God never rejects true repentance! Not just, 'I feel sorry, I did it wrong.' NO! God wants a return to Him

  • in truth
  • in love
  • in weeping
  • in obedience

That's what God wants! God loves you and wants to bless you.

  • Will you still remain rebellious and not come to God?
  • Will you think that your way of doing things is good?
  • If it's good, why is the nation in such a mess?

Think about that!

"…'turn to Me with all your heart…" (v 12). Not just coming to God and saying, 'O God, give me good things.' The best thing you need right now is some correction! That's what God is bringing to the whole nation, to everyone!

"…and with fasting…" (v 12). We need to do that!

Trump ought to declare a fast for all of his followers. Let's see what Trump is made of, because it's not all economics. It is:

  • Do you believe God?
  • Do you love God?
  • Are you going to submit to Him?
  • What are you going to do about the law of the land? It's all perverted!

"…and with weeping, and with mourning…. [here's the key, right here]: …Yes, rend your heart and not your garments…" (vs 12-13). You can't do it superficially!

There's going to be a big thing in theaters by Jonathan Cahn next month. All of this is to try and get the people to turn to God. IF he would preach the Truth it would be successful. But look at every one of the revivals that he has done.

Remember the one in Washington, D.C., in the summer of 2020? Nothing! And nothing has happened in any other revivals. The recent one, last month in Florida; nothing! Why? Because all the Protestants get together and talk about how good they are! They praise the Lord and say miracles and wonders are coming. They preach a little bit about repentance, but:

  • they do not repent of lying
  • they do not repent of false representation of God
  • they do not repent of their Sunday-keeping

They say that the Sabbath is for the Jews! Well, that's what the Jews will tell you, because they think you're a Gentile! They don't want Gentiles keeping the Sabbath! So, they lie!

Then the Protestants lie again and say that everything in the Old Testament is fulfilled. Really? All the prophecies of the Kingdom of God; is the Kingdom of God on the earth? Well, the pope thinks he's the head of the Kingdom of God!

"…and return to the LORD your God: for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and He repents of the evil'" (v 13).

Look at all the evil going on in America. They have to return to God! I've got a segment on Church at Home {churchathome.org} Return to God His Way.

  • no man can tell God what to do
  • no man can declare that the Laws of God are done away

Because they have, what do we have? Lawlessness!

  • What is lawlessness? The absence of law!
  • Why do we have it? Because the churches and the ministers do not teach the Word of God!

They say that Jesus did away with the Law! But He never did! In the first person, Jesus said, 'Do not think…' What does that mean?

Don't let it enter your mind that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets! I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill!

That means to complete, not do away!

There are some difficult Scriptures of the Apostle Paul. We're putting together a booklet right now that incorporates everything from Appendix Z in The Holy Bible in Its Original Order, a Faithful Version. We answer all the misconstrued, misinterpreted, difficult Scriptures of Paul. (coming soon)

That's important to understand. Think about this: IF any man says 'Thus saith the Lord,' and it's not the Word of God, what has he just done?

  • he's lied
  • he's taken the name of the Lord God in vain to say the Lord says when He didn't say

If you break one of the commandments, you break all of them!

We're going to talk about the Sabbath and then we will get back to some of the correction that needs to be given. But that's how to repent! Don't let anyone tell you without proof…

We've got a booklet on it—American and Britain: Two Nations that Changed the World—and there are many other books by many other people that America and Britain are the descendant of the ten tribes of Israel!

Since King Zedekiah and his sons were killed in the time when the first temple was destroyed there is no king in Israel that people can identify. But God said that there would 'never come a time when someone would not be sitting on the throne of David.'

So, either that is true, or God lied. But God can't lie! So, I'll tell you how God worked that out. Jeremiah a prophet of God warned for 40 years that God was going to destroy Jerusalem because of their sins, and all the false prophets—they were Sunday-keepers, too, by the way—said that It won't happen; it won't take place.

So, when Jerusalem was finally destroyed, Zedekiah's sons were killed and his eyes were gouged out and was taken as prisoner to Babylon. There's one little verse in Jeremiah that says that Jeremiah and the daughters of the king went to Egypt.

Why did Jeremiah have the daughters? Because the firstborn of Judah was actually called Zerah.When he was being born, he stuck his hand out and the midwife put a red string around his wrist, because you always have to mark the firstborn, and they knew that twins were coming. So, he pulled his hand back in, and Pharez was born. Pharez means breach!

  • What happened to Zerah?
  • Where did he end up?

He was the descendant leading up to David!

The history in Ireland shows that Jeremiah took the daughters to Ireland and the daughter named Taitpi (sp ?) married a prince of the line of Zerah in Ireland. So, the breach was healed.

  • Guess where that throne is today? Great Britain!
  • Guess where the founders of America came from? Great Britain and other countries of Europe!

If that's sounds strange to you, you better write for our book: America and Britain: Two Nations that Changed the World! You better start getting serious about God, because He's serious about what He's going to do.

Isaiah 1:2: "Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth… [That's God's witness; is it still here? Yes, indeed!] …for the LORD has spoken, 'I have reared and brought up children, but they have rebelled against Me. The ox knows his owner, and the donkey his master's crib; but Israel…" (vs 2-3).

Not the Jews, the word Jew is not found in the Bible until 2-Kings 16:6. they were fighting against the northern tribes, Israel.

"…does not know Me…" (v 3).

  • Do you know God?
  • How do you know God?
  • What is the proof that you know God?
    • because you have a good feeling in your heart
    • because you think you're right
    • because you belong to a church
      • How does God identify you?
      • How do you know you know God?
      • How do you know you know Christ?

The Apostle John wrote in 1-John 2, 'Hereby we know that we know Him—Jesus Christ and God the Father—because we keep His commandments.' Think on that! That's important for you to understand!

"…My people do not understand. Ah, sinful nation, a people burdened with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the LORD… [we will see that that is absolutely true] …they have provoked the Holy One of Israel to anger; they have gone away backward" (vs 3-4).

God says you can repent; let's look at it. It's very important. Look at what's happening in America today. This is a prophecy being fulfilled right in front of your eyes.

Verse 5: "Why should you be stricken any more?…."

Think about all the problems in the land. A lot of crime, abortion, infanticide, perversion of sex, change of gender… Change of gender is going to bring an awful penalty.

Sidebar: The Democrat Party is so corrupt that they uphold gender change of minors in grade school, and they can get chemical castration so they will not enter puberty. That's without their parents' knowledge!

Don't you think God knows? Think about it! Can and eight-year-old make a decision of that magnitude; he doesn't even know anything! Why? Because of the Communist Teachers Union run by satanists and perverts!

"…You will revolt more and more; the whole head is sick…" (v 5).

  • Isn't that Washington, D.C.?
  • Who knows anything?

Look at what they're trying to do this week: eliminate free speech! Going to have a 'bureau of disinformation! The only truth is what we tell you is truth!' But God says that His Word is Truth! Greater penalties are going to come.

Do you think it's bad now? Just wait! It's going to get worse!

"…and the whole heart faint. From the sole of the foot even to the top of the head there is no soundness in it; only wounds and bruises and putrefying sores; they have not been closed, nor bound up, nor soothed with ointment" (vs 5-6).

Have you heard what they're doing with the homeless problem? They're putting them up in hotels in all the Democrat states, because they funded money for them! Guess what happens? They become like the streets full of filth, garbage, drugs and death!

  • Is this prophecy true?
  • Is this happening?
  • Is it really"

Let's wake up!

Verse 9: "Except the LORD of hosts had left us a very small remnant…"

  • Is that true of the Churches of God today?
  • Are we small remnants?
  • Are we scattered?

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"…we would have been as Sodom; we would have become like Gomorrah" (v 9).

That tells you how bad it's going to get. Why did God destroy them? That's a lesson! God doesn't do anything in vain! He sent two angels to check out Sodom before they took Lot out. God promised Abraham that if there were ten righteous He wouldn't destroy it. Think about that today!

  • all the perversions
  • all the wretchedness
  • all the drugs
  • all of the things going in schools

As I've said before, you better be home schooling your children, because if you don't, you don't love them! If you can't do that, then you go to the School Board Meetings and find out what's going on. There are some states that don't allow all this perversion. So, you'll have to figure it out.

Verse 10: "Hear the Word of the LORD, rulers of Sodom; give ear to the Law of our God, people of Gomorrah."

That's what people need to give heed to; not all of this news that goes on, which says nothing! And we have idiots running the government and no one with enough power to stand up and stop it, because you'll be shot!

Verse 11: "'To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to Me?' says the LORD. 'I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I do not delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs, or of he-goats. When you come to appear before Me, who has required this at your hand, to trample My courts?" (vs 11-12).

How are you coming before God? It's not going to do any good to go out there and try to change everybody else if you don't repent! It won't happen! That's where we are.

  • Has anything gone right lately?
  • Does it not go from bad to worse? Yes, indeed!

This is what God thinks of all your Sunday-keeping, Christmas-keeping, Easter-keeping, and all of your religious things that you do, because they are not in the Word of God!

Verse 15: "And when you spread forth your hands…"

You want to know why prayers are not answered? Jonathan Cahn and those leaders better listen up! You claim to represent God, but you lie! 'Oh, we don't lie!' Yes, you do! God says so!

"…I will hide My eyes from you…" (v 15).

  • Don't you feel like that's happened to America?
  • Where is God?
  • What is He doing?
  • Where is He going?
  • Where are you going?
  • What are you doing?

"…yea, when you make many prayers, I will not hear; your hands are full of blood. Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes; cease to do evil" (vs 15-16).

That's called true repentance! If you feel sorry, and if you weep and mourn and keep your Sunday, Christmas, Easter and New Years, you have wasted all that energy. God will not serve with your sins! He'll forgive them if you repent with all your heart; won't do any other way. This takes action on your part, and it starts with:

  • all the church leaders
  • with the Supreme Court of the United States

Because in the Constitution it's written 'natural laws.' That's how they were able to put in there that there needs to be 'moral laws.' Natural law is man and wife, male and female. Yet, they endorse same-sex marriage. So, the Supreme Court needs to repent. Every single one of them! Then all the politicians!

There are a lot of things they're doing at the grassroots to try and make things right. They want to make things right, but if you don't know what's right, and you don't know the Truth…

It's right to stop the perversion, but if you don't understand how the country got infected with it—because they rejected God and His Sabbath—it won't last.

"…put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes; cease to do evil. Learn to do good; seek judgment, reprove the oppressor. Judge the orphan; plead for the widow. Come now, and let us reason together,' says the LORD. 'Though your sins are as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be like wool'" (vs 16-18).

Here's a condition, and this two-letter word says it all!

Verse 19: "If… [there are no conditions on God; all the conditions are on us] …you are willing…"

Don't be stubborn! Don't cling to your Protestant, Catholic and Judaic laws. That's the problem!

"…and obedient… [to God] …you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse…" (vs 19-20).

Look at the stranglehold of evil that is Washington, D.C. There are a few of the politicians trying to do good, but they have to be loyal to the party, or they won't get their money. You better start thinking about being loyal to God, unless you get cut alive!

"…and rebel, you shall be devoured with the sword…" (v 20).

Example: Look at what's happening in China with 200-million in lockdown! They kill them if they don't do what's right. Not just war, like in the Ukraine; that's evil enough the way it is. Notice why we are to do it:

"…for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it" (v 20). When God says that He has spoken it, He means it!

  • Do you believe the Word of God?
  • Do you believe it's true?
  • Do you believe that it has power over your life?
  • Is your life all mixed up and upside down?

If it is, you've been breaking the laws and commandments of God! It has power over you! But:

  • you have to repent from the heart
  • you have to be obedient
  • you have to be willing

That starts with each and every one getting on their knees at home and confess your sins to God. Not with the milk toast prayer of Franklin Graham, but with all your heart!

(break@43:20)

Let's look at one of the main things that is never spoken of by the Protestants and by the Catholics; that is the Sabbaths of God! Let's see what they do, and then I'm going to read a quote from Dwight L. Moody about the Sabbath.

{Note out booklet: Rome's Challenge to the Protestants by Cardinal Gibbon}

I'm going to tell you this right now, IF the Protestants and Catholics—mostly the Protestants—do not confess the sin of Sunday and breaking the Sabbath, there will be no change coming that will last any longer than just a little while. Remember that:

  • the Word of God is true
  • the Word of God is going to take effect
  • the Word of God is going to judge everyone of us
    • it doesn't matter who you are
    • it doesn't matter what your genealogy is
    • it matters how you live your life before God

Everyone lives their life before God!

  • Do live it in sin?

or

  • Do you live it in righteousness?

What is righteousness? Keeping the commandments of God! In particularly the Sabbath Day!

Ezekiel 22:23: "And the Word of the LORD came to me, saying… [these are first person words of God recorded] …'Son of man, say to her… [the children of Israel] …"You are a land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation"'" (vs 1-2).

Watch California! Farmers are being paid because they can't plant their crops because of the drought. We're nearly out of water! Watch the fires this summer! Why?

Verse 25: "There is a conspiracy of her prophets in her midst… [I thought they were all wonderful honest people] …like a roaring lion tearing the prey. They have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made many widows in her midst. Her priests have done violence to My Law…" (vs 25-26). All Ten Commandment;all the pastors, priests, evangelists!

"…and have profaned My Holy things. They have put no difference between the Holy and the profane, and have not taught the difference between the unclean and the clean, and they have hidden their eyes from My Sabbaths…" (v 26).

That's the seventh day weekly Sabbath, which is Saturday today, and all the Holy Days of God!

{note our book: Occult Holidays or God's Holidays—Which?}

If you think the Christmas, Easter and New Years are of God, you believe a LIE! God's judgment is coming upon us because of those lies, and the lies of not executing those who commit horrendous crimes of not bring to justice those who are robbers and thieves! Of not cleaning up the capital of the United States of America by getting rid of all the thieves and robbers that are there, pretending to be congressmen and senators, and presidents and secretaries of this, that and the other!

"…they have hidden their eyes from My Sabbaths and I am profaned among them" (v 26).

Quote by: Dwight L. Moody—1881transcriber's correction] Moody Bible Institute quotes about the Sabbath
{https://www.sabbathtruth.com/sabbath-history/denominational-statements-on-the-sabbath/id/moody-bible-institute}

The Sabbath was binding in Eden…

God gave it for mankind to fellowship with Him

…and it has been in force ever since. This fourth commandment begins with the word "remember"…

But you close your eyes; you don't dare read that! You say everything is transferred to Sunday! You're a liar! You believe lies if you believe that!

…showing that the Sabbath already existed when God wrote the law on the tables of stone at Sinai. How can men claim that this one commandment has been done away with when they will admit that the other nine are still binding?

Is that not lying? Anyone who teaches Sunday, anyone who practices Sunday and rejects the Sabbath—Saturday today—are fighting against God and His judgment is going to come and is being executed now!

I honestly believe that this commandment [the fourth, or Sabbath commandment] is just as binding today as it ever was. I have talked with men who have said that it has been abrogated, but they have never been able to point to any place in the Bible where God repealed it.

What would that require? A command from Jesus Christ saying: 'You've heard it said in ancient times remember the Sabbath Day to keep it Holy, but I tell you I'm switching it to Sunday.' You show me that in the Bible! It's not there!

When Christ was on earth, He did nothing to set it aside; He freed it from the traces under which the scribes and Pharisees had put it, and gave it its true place. 'The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath.'….

We will get to that one in just a minute, because that's a whole lot more than what people think. The sabbath is not just for the Jews! The Jews love it that way, because then nobody else keeps the commandments of God. They themselves don't keep the commandments of God because they have their own traditions. Jesus said so, 'Making void the Law of God.'

…It is just as practicable and as necessary for men today as it ever was-in fact, more than ever, because we live in such an intense age.

This Fourth is not a commandment for one place, or one time, but for all places and times.
—D.L. Moody, at San Francisco, Jan. 1st, 1881.

This is from a Sunday-keeper!

Do you understand what's going on? All the other crimes come from that! If people would come to the Sabbath every week, and in a solemn assembly before God, and they would be taught the Truth of God, they would have the morals so that none of these perversions would take root. Here's what they do:

Ezekiel 22:26: "…they have hidden their eyes from My Sabbaths and I am profaned among them. Her rulers in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey…" (vs 26-27). Doesn't that talk about Biden and his family?

"…to shed blood and to destroy souls, to get unjust gain. And her prophets have covered themselves with whitewash, seeing false visions and divining lies unto them, saying, "Thus says the Lord GOD," when the LORD has not spoken" (vs 27-28).

What does that result in? You can see them on TBN and Daystar prancing around, walking back and forth on the stage saying you don't have to keep the Law! Well, what happens?

Verse 29: "'The people of the land have used oppression and committed robbery, and they have troubled the poor and needy. Yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully. And I sought for a man among them who should build up a wall for the land, and stand in the breach before Me, so that I should not destroy it. But I did not find one'" (vs 29-30).

  • don't think it's going to be Trump
  • don't think it's going to Jonathan Cahn
  • don't think it's going to be any of these other evangelists

Unless you see them stand publicly and confess the sin of Sabbath-breaking! And confess the sin of lying and misrepresenting the Word of God!

Verse 31: "'Therefore… [to hold back the hand of God to destroy it] …I have poured out My fury on them. I have burned them up with the fire of My wrath. I have recompensed their own way upon their heads,' says the Lord GOD."

God says, 'You want evil, you'll have it!' God is notway off someplace hiding in a corner, afraid to show Himself! No!

  • He's watching!
  • He is looking!
  • He is weighing!

There are going to be two things: national and personal! Remember who we are: the descendants of the ten tribes of Israel. We are not Gentiles. Jonathan Cahn  knows that, but won't preach it! You can say that he's blinded. He's not blinded! He's got everything to read that I have. He can come to God anytime he wants to, like anyone else can. He can humble himself and ask God to open his mind to the Truth of his own sins. He's got the sin of preaching to the Jews Friday night, and then preaching to the Protestants Sunday morning.

He's got the sin of saying that clean and unclean meats only apply to Jews. And he's got a lot of other sins. Until he repents, everything that he's going to do will not work! Even though he may call people to repent, he's not calling them to keep the Ten Commandments. That's what you need to repent of:

  • false gods
  • idols
  • lying
  • taking God's name in vain
  • desecrating the Sabbath
  • dishonoring your father and mother
  • murder
  • adultery
  • thievery
  • lying
  • coveting

Until he stands in the pulpit and says that, he's not going to have any affect that is needed! Here's why:

Jeremiah 18:6: "'O house of Israel…'" That is us today!

We don't understand that the hand of God is judging us. I've given messages on this, but:

  • How many people really believe it?
  • Do you believe it?
  • Do you understand it?

or

  • Do you think that because it's kind of nice where you are that you're safe and secure? Don't bet on it!

"'…can I not do with you even as this potter?' says the LORD. 'Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hands, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel'" (v 6).

Do you think that you have more power than God? Not any more power than clay in the hand of potter!

Verse 7: "If at any time I shall speak… [the words of God are true and will come to pass] …concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck it up and to pull it down, and to destroy it…"

He's talking to Israel! Is our nation headed for destruction? What is all of this Save America Campaigns about? They're going about it in the wrong way! They need the Word of God!

"…if that nation, against whom I have spoken, will turn from their evil…" (v 8). That's the IF!

  • Will they?
  • How many people are turning?
  • How many people are changing?

Even the so-called good red states! They may have less crime, they may have a little more prosperity, but they're still laden with sin!

"…I will repent of the evil that I thought to do to them. And if at any time I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build it and to plant it" (vs 8-9).

Who is in control of the nations, all of them on earth? GOD! If you don't understand that you don't understand anything!

Verse 10: "If it does evil in My sight, that it not obey My voice…"

Where is the voice of God? Recorded right here in the Bible!

  • When it says that 'this is sin,' it is!
  • When it say, 'I'm going to judge for it,' God will!
  • When God says He's going to 'destroy a nation,' He will!

This nation (America) is thankless for all the blessings of God!

"…then I will repent of the good with which I said I would do them good. Now, therefore, speak to the men of Judah, and to the people of Jerusalem… [all of Israel] …saying, 'Thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am forming evil against you, and devising a plan against you. Return now, each one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good."'" (vs 10-11).

Will they? Back then they said that 'there's no hope.' You need to look at your own personal behavior, because it's more than just the Sabbath!

Ecclesiastes 12:13: "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter… [summary of the whole book] …Fear God…"

If you believe Him and obey Him, you don't fear Him! You better fear Him, because evil is coming!

"…and keep His commandments… [all ten, not just the ones you like] …For this is the whole man" (v 13).

Listen carefully! Listen up! Think about your life:

  • what you do
  • what you think
  • what you watch
  • what you believe
    • Is it right with God?
    • Does it conform to His Word?

If it doesn't, you're in deep trouble! That trouble is going to be so deep that when it comes upon you, and you think you're going to cry out to God and He's going to help you, you're going to be greatly disappointed, because you didn't listen to Him! So, He's not going to listen to you! Here's why:

Verse 14: "For God shall bring every work into judgment, concerning every secret thing…" You can't hide anything from God!

  • How many secret things do you have in your mind that are evil?
  • How many things do you watch over the Internet or television that are evil?

He's going to bring it all to pass!

"…whether it is good, or whether it is evil" (v 14). The judgment is being executed at this minute!

Now let's come to the New Testament concerning the Sabbath. I want you to focus in on this and pat attention to it! Remember what Jesus say right here:

Mark 2:27: "And He said to them, 'The Sabbath was made for man… [God made it for all mankind; as Moody said: from Genesis down thru all time] …and not man for the Sabbath."

That means man has no jurisdiction over the Sabbath! No man! That means no man and I don't care if he is pope whatever his name sits in an "Ex Cathedra" chair and makes a pronouncement and thinks he's 'God' and says that 'Sunday is the day of the Lord.' He is a liar! That's just the way it is!

This next verse is very important. Remember what we read about 'hiding the eyes from the Sabbath's of God'? Don't they do that?

  • listen to any of them preach
  • listen to them when it comes up about the Sabbath

Another sin of Jonathan Cahn is that he says, 'The Sabbath is for the Jews and Sunday is the Lord's day for the Gentiles.' NO! That's not from God!

If you speak in the name of God that way, what are you bringing upon yourself? Not good!

Verse 28: "Therefore, the Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath."

  • Who is the Son of man? Jesus Christ!
  • Who was He before He came in the flesh? The Lord God of the Old Testament!
  • Who was the One Who spoke the Ten Commandments from Mt. Sinai? The One Who became Jesus Christ!
  • Who was the One Who said to 'remember the Sabbath Day to keep it Holy'? He did! As well as the other nine commandments!

Where it says that "the Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath day" in the Greek this is very interesting, because it is in what is called the genitive case, meaning that He owns it!]

I've said that before, but you have to let it sink in! IF people keep on saying the things against the Sabbath the way that they do, you're stealing from Christ!

I don't care how many nice songs you sing, I don't care what else you do. You may be a decent person in the world, but you're a sinner before God. That's just the way it is. If there was a mass repentance, and people start keeping the Sabbath… It can be done on an individual basis in your own home, but what about all the Churches? Covid shut them all down! I wonder how that came about?

Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath! Are you going to tell the Owner of the Sabbath that it doesn't belong to Him?

I've got a better day; I've got Sunday. Everybody likes that. We get a lot of people to come to church. Aren't we good.

NO! You're liars!

I know that some people are going to say, 'Fred Coulter, you're rude!' Well, if I try to save someone from getting in trouble with God, and I have to shout to make them hear, is that rude?

  • Does God say anywhere in His Word, 'Would you pretty please do what I say?'
  • Does He do that? No!
  • What does He tell those who are His servants?
  • Be nice and congenial, and compromising?

NO! He says, 'Cry aloud and spare not! Show My people their sins'!

Not many people are going to like that! I understand that!

Heb. 3—they couldn't enter into the land, because they were disobedient. Heb. 4—there are two meaning to rest:

  • rest of entering into the Kingdom of God

that's not the primary meaning as we will see is:

  • rest of the seventh day Sabbath and the main reason we should keeping

Hebrews 4:3: "For we who have believed, we ourselves are entering into the rest as He has said…"

Nowhere does it say that 'Jesus keeps the Sabbath for me'! Nowhere! I don't even think that people in an insane asylum would have trouble figuring that out. If you told them that they are in here for me, what would he say? Let me out of here right now!

Jesus didn't keep the Sabbath for anyone! Forget that! That's the biggest lie around!

Jesus said, "…'So, I swore in My wrath, "If they shall enter into My rest—"'…" (v 3).

  • Do you think you're going to heaven? No, you're not! That's another lie!
  • Do you think you're going to enter into the Kingdom of God without obeying God? NO!

That's why it's open-ended here? God has given a choice!

"…although the works were finished from the foundation of the world" (v 3).

What was the last thing God did? Sanctified the seventh-day Sabbath and rested! We're to remember the Sabbath Day because God created everything in six days, and rested on the seventh! Why? So, He could teach Adam and Eve! That's why we keep the Sabbath, so we can learn God's Word. Do you learn God's Word if you're out busy with:

  • your occupation?
  • running your business?
  • playing sports?
  • going to the shopping mall?

NO!

Verse 4: "For He spoke in a certain place about the seventh day in this manner: 'And God rested on the seventh day from all His works.'"

That's the 7th day, it says right there "…the seventh day…" Does it say Sunday? Does it say the 1st day? NO!

Verse 5: "And again concerning this: 'If they shall enter into My rest—'"

  • What's the key to entering into the Kingdom of God?
  • What's the key? He's telling us right here!

Verse 6: "Consequently, since it remains for some to enter into it, and those who had previously heard the Gospel did not enter in because of disobedience."

  • If you're breaking the Sabbath, what are you doing? You're disobeying!
  • What did we read about obeying the voice of God? They didn't do it!

You read in Amos 5 that they worshipped their pagan gods while they were still in the wilderness right under the cloud and fire! What happened to them? They all died! They didn't get in!

Do you think you're going to enter the Kingdom of God? Forget about going to heaven, you're not going there! No one is there! That's what Jesus said, 'No one has ascended into heaven except the Son of man Who came down form heaven.' So, David Jeremiah, your book is worthless!

Verse 7: "Again, He marks out a certain day, 'Today'… [the 7th-day Sabbath] …saying in David after so long a time (exactly as it has been quoted above), 'Today, if you will hear His voice, harden not your hearts.'"

That's all you get with Sunday-keepers! Hard-hearted, immovable, implacable rebellious, rejecting the Sabbath! They get angry and hate God!

Verse 8: "For if Joshua had given them rest, He would not have spoken long afterwards of another day." That's not Sunday! That is another day of salvation!

Verse 9: "There remains, therefore, Sabbath-keeping for the people of God."

  • Who wrote this? Paul!
  • Who are the people of God? Those who have repented and been baptized and received the Holy Spirit—Jew and Gentile!

That's us! "There remains, therefore, Sabbath-keeping for the people of God." Why? Because we need to be taught how to live our lives the right way:

  • according to the commandments ofGod
  • according to the Word of God
    • we need to understand prophecies as best we can as their taking place
    • we need to fellowship with each other
    • we need to pray for each other
    • we need to preach the Gospel to the world

That's all part of it, and why we keep the Sabbath Day!

Verse 10: "For the one who has entered into His rest…"

What does that mean? That's not the Kingdom of God! No one is there, yet, who has entered!

"…he also has ceased from his works, just as God did from His own works" (v 10).

  • What is Paul talking about? About the Sabbath Day!
  • Who owns it? Christ! IF we're the people of God, we will keep the 7th-day Sabbath!

Those who are false Christians with false preachers will not! They will keep Sunday. True Christian will also keep Passover, Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, Trumpets, Atonement, Tabernacles, and the Last Great Day!

What are those? Those are the annual Sabbaths of God! Remember it is plural: they hid their eyes from My Sabbaths!

Those who keep Sunday and all their holidays are of Satan the devil! That's just the way it is!

Verse 11: "We should be diligent, therefore, to enter into that rest…"—the Sabbath rest every 7th day!

It's not talking about the Kingdom of God. God rested from His works. He didn't go into His Kingdom. He was there with Adam and Eve. Spiritually, He's here with us and wherever those brethren of God assemble to worship Him in 'Spirit and in Truth.'

"…lest anyone fall after the same example of disobedience" (v 11).

  • What does disobedience bring? Correction from God! Judgment from God!
  • Didn't we read that in Ecc. 12? Going to judge every work and every secret thing!

Can't hide anything from God! That's why you confess your sins to Him! Here's why:

Verse 12: "For the Word of God…"—can be a blessing or correction for disobedience, which brings curses!

It is active all the time, everywhere, against every human being regardless of what age they may have lived in. Whether they're alive today, or whether they're in the grave.

"…is living… [not some ancient book written that can be ignored] …and powerful…" (v 12).

  • Didn't God say that He would take down nations that sin?
  • Didn't He destroy Jerusalem?
  • Did He not destroy Babylon?
  • Did He not destroy Persia-Medo? Greece? Israel?

God took them down!

  • How about south of us in Middle America?
  • Did He destroy the Mayans? The Aztecs? The Incas? because of the their horrible sins?

Is the Word of God living and powerful; "…and sharper than any two-edged sword…"? Yes, on every level!

Not just those folks over there! Or those over there! But on every level! Notice what it can do:

"…piercing even to the dividing asunder of both soul and spirit, and of both the joints and the marrow, and is able to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart" (v 12).

Does that not aggress with Ecc. 12? Yes, indeed! No other book in the world can do that! No other book can you open up that will tell you:

  • here is God
  • here you are
  • here's His Laws
  • here's what you must do
  • if you don't do, you're going to be cut asunder
  • if you do do it, there will be lots of blessings

The only book!

All the philosophers, all of the educated people, God calls them fools(Rom. 1)! The brightest minds, the most educated are fools! They don't believe in God; they believe we evolved! What did God say of the atheists? The one who says that there is no God is a fool! That's what God says!

Oh, Fred Coulter, you're nasty with the Word of God!

NO, I'm not!  I'm quoting it so that you can take heed to your own life and I had better take heed to my own life. If I come up here and preach these things and walk out the door and live another life… "…sharper than any two-edged sword…"

Verse 13: "And there is not a created thing that is not manifest in His sight; but all things are naked and laid bare before the eyes of Him to Whom we must give account."

  • How is that going to be?
  • What did Paul write?

Everyone is going to come before the Throne of Christ and give an account of his life! Yes, indeed!

Verse 14: "Having, therefore, a great High Priest, Who has passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, we should hold fast the confession of our faith."

  • hold fast to the Truth
  • hold fast to the love
  • hold fast to the righteousness of God

Verse 15: "For we do not have a High Priest Who cannot empathize with our weaknesses… [with true repentance] …but One Who was tempted in all things according to the likeness of our own temptations; yet, He was without sin. Therefore, we should come with boldness to the Throne of Grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need" (vs 15-16).

  • Do you care about the nation? I do!
  • Do I care about the people suffering? I do! All of us do!

We see those things on television and it's terrible!

What's going on? It's destined to get worse! There is no way that it's going to be turned back until there is mass repentance and accompanying obedience!

Not just say that you need to repent. Oh, I'm sorry! No! There needs to be obedience!

  • Are you going to forsake your sins?
  • Are you going to keep the Sabbath?
  • Are you going to come to repentance to be baptized?
  • What are you going to do with your life?

Every life in America is hanging in the balance! No one is exempt! That's where we are!

Scriptural References:

  • Isaiah 19:22-24
  • Malachi 3:6-8
  • Joel 2:12-13
  • Isaiah 1:2-6. 9-12, 15-20
  • Ezekiel 22:23-31
  • Jeremiah 18:6-11
  • Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
  • Mark 2:27-28
  • Hebrews 4:3-16

Scriptures referenced, not quoted:

  • 2 Kings 16:6
  • 1 John 2
  • Hebrews 3
  • Amos 5
  • Romans 1

Also referenced:

  • Church At Home {churchathome.org}: Return to God His Way
  • Booklet: Rome's Challenge to the Protestants by Cardinal Gibbon
  • Books:
  • American and Britain: Two Nations that Changed the World by Philip Neal
  • Occult Holidays or God's Holy Days—Which? by Fred R. Coulter

Quote: Dwight L. Moody—1881 Moody Bible Institute quotes about the Sabbath
{https://www.sabbathtruth.com/sabbath-history/denominational-statements-on-the-sabbath/id/moody-bible-institute}

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Transcribed: 5/4/22

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