Come Out Of Babylon

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You might be tempted to click away based on the headline, so let me remind you that Messiah proclaimed that even the very elect could be deceived.

For false messiahs and false prophets shall arise, and they shall show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the chosen ones” Matthew 24:24

And let me point out Messiah’s sobering words to people who thought that they were His:

Many shall say to Me in that day, ‘Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and cast out demons in Your Name, and done many mighty works in Your Name?’   “And then I shall declare to them, ‘I never knew you, depart from Me, you who work lawlessness!’ Matthew 7:22-23

The enemy has caused Christians to assign the falling away of 2 Thessalonians 2 to the end times, but the apostasy that the Apostle Paul was referring to was fulfilled in the 4th century, and it still affects Christians today.

There is no sugar-coating to this message.  It is a direct message to the end times church, because there’s not much time left, for darkness is on the horizon.

I pray that you will take the message seriously, and pray to the Spirit for discernment, for the end is near, and we all need to make sure that we have nothing to do with the teachings of the Babylonian harlot church of Rome.

For Messiah warned His church in Revelation 18:4:

Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

The ‘her’ that Messiah is referring to is the harlot Roman Catholic Church, which was clearly described in Revelation 17.

And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

The cardinals and bishops wear scarlet and purple.

The Roman Catholic Church is arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with precious stones, fulfilling Revelation 17:4.

The apostate church is decked with gold, precious stones, and pearls; which we can clearly see in how the Pope and St. Peter’s Basilica are adorned.

The apostate church uses a golden cup in their Eucharist ceremony, that is full of abominations of false god worship.

When the Pope and priests place the round Eucharist wafer (which represents the Babylonian sun god Nimrod) into the monstrance; it is place on a crescent moon (which represents the moon goddess Semiramus). This represents their symbolic sexual union, which creates their ‘christ in the flesh’, the Babylonian Tammuz, who is their reincarnated sun god.

She pretends to be part of the true church, but her practices and symbols show that her worship is based on the Babylonian Mystery Religion; thus the name, Mystery, Babylon the Great.
The Harlot Roman Catholic Church study provides more proof.

You may be thinking that this doesn’t apply to you because you are a Protestant, not a Catholic; but this page will show you that much of what Protestants believe is based on teachings from Rome, not Scripture.

Protestant Churches are the daughters of the harlot, as many of their teachings came from Rome, not Scripture.

Today the Roman Catholic Church, the Orthodox Church and Protestant Churches, express their faith in what is called The Nicene Creed, which means that they are following the teaching of Rome, not Scripture.

At the first council at Nicaea in 325 A.D, Roman Emperor Constantine began to create the Roman religion of ‘Christianity’, based on their pagan worship rituals, that ultimately are based on the Babylonian Mystery religion.

Below is a brief explanation of the changes that Emperor Constantine and the Bishops of Rome made, which oppose the Scriptures.

They serve to steal glory and honor away from the Father, and they cause the followers of the Messiah to be out of covenant with Him.

You will see how today’s Christian churches are still following these changes today, and so they are steeped in the Babylonian religion without knowing it.

Let me set the stage first, so that you can understand why Satan caused Emperor Constantine to create a religion that is contrary to the Scriptures.  Then you will see how this all affects Christians even today.

Satan used the pagan Roman Empire to try to wipe out the Early Church, killing 10 million saints; but Messiah’s church grew even faster.

The Roman Empire was declining as a result of civil wars, financial strain, famine and pestilence; so Satan changed his strategy to seek to destroy Messiah’s saints from within.

Satan caused Roman Emperor Constantine to act as a hero, ending the persecutions against the saints; and then had him create the Roman religion of Christianity, based on the Roman’s worship of the pagan gods.

Constantine then forced the saints to either compromise, apostatize, from their Scriptural beliefs; or be killed; and many fell away from the true faith, to be exalted in Rome.

Constantine created the pagan based holiday of Easter, which is based on the fertility goddess, Ishtar. 

This is why fertility symbols such as rabbits and eggs are part of it. The 40 days of lent symbolized the life of Tammuz the Babylonians sun god, who died at age 40.  He was killed by a wild boar, which is why ham is a traditional food on Easter, to remember Tammuz.

I’m sure that your observance of Easter doesn’t include worship any pagan gods; but the Scriptures warn us:

Do not do so to YHUH your Elohim, for every abomination which YHUH hates they have done to their mighty ones” Deuteronomy 12:31

Scripture proclaims that Messiah died on the Feast of Passover, He was in the grave on the Feast of Unleavened Bread (symbolizing His sinlessness), and He rose again on the Feast of First Fruits.  Those Holy Feast Days are what the saints should be observing, not Easter.

Let’s be clear about something. These are not just Jewish feasts.

These are the Father’s Holy Feast Days, which Messiah is still in the process of fulfilling, to redeem His set-apart people.  He is not done, as He has not fulfilled the three fall Feast Days yet, which represent His return for His bride.

Constantine created the pagan based holiday of Christmas, which is based on the birth of the pagan Babylonian sun god Tammuz.

Saturnalia is a pagan holiday that was celebrated on 12/25, way before Messiah was born. Constantine integrated Saturnalia into his new holiday called Christmas, to appease the Romans, and to draw all religions under the authority of Rome.

Constantine created the pagan based holiday of Christmas, which is based on the birth of the pagan Babylonian sun god Tammuz.

12/25 is the absolute worst day of the year to select to celebrate Messiah’s birth.

Messiah was conceived on Hanukkah (in early December), as He is the light of the world.  Nine months later He was born on the Feast of Tabernacles, as He came to dwell among us.

The fall Feast Days represent Messiah’s return (Feast of Trumpets), His judgment (Feast of Atonement) and His marriage to His bride (Feast of Tabernacles).

I understand that Christians are not worshiping pagan gods on Christmas, but the bigger point that I would make is about what they are not doing. 

They are not observing their Father’s seven Holy Feast Days, which Messiah is fulfilling for their redemption. Every follower of Messiah should know and celebrate these Feast Days, for they give the proper context of His return.

Emperor Constantine wrote “… it appeared an unworthy thing that in the celebration of this most holy feast we should follow the practice of the Jews, who have impiously defiled their hands with enormous sin, and are, therefore, deservedly afflicted with blindness of soul. … Let us then have nothing in common with the detestable Jewish crowd; for we have received from our Saviour a different way.” (Eusebius’ Life of Constantine, Book 3 chapter 18)

In other words, he condemned the Holy Feast Days by saying that they were ‘Jewish.’ What he didn’t say is that the Messiah, from the tribe of Judah, is the one who is fulfilling the Feast Days.

 Christians do the same thing today, they delegate them as Jewish feasts, and say that they are to be dismissed.  But that stance is contrary to Scripture.

The Apostle Paul told the Corinthians to keep the feast of Unleavened Bread. “Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” 1 Corinthians 5:7-8

Constantine revered Sunday, the ‘Lord’s Day’.

Prior to Constantine’s changes, the first day of the Roman Calendar was Saturday; but he changed it to SUNday as he was a Sun worshiper.

Let me be clear about a misconception.  There was no such thing as Saturday or Sunday during Messiah’s ministry, so Messiah was not crucified on Friday and He did not rise on Sunday; because there was no such thing.

Messiah died on the Holy Feast Day of Passover and He rose on the Feast of First Fruits, as he is the first to rise again.

So the early church did not meet on Sunday, because there was no such thing.  They met on the first day of the Scriptural week, not the Roman calendar week.

The Roman calendar at the time had 8-days per week, and the days were named after the first 8 letters of their alphabet.

It wasn’t until later in the first century, they some Romans started observing a 7-day week, but the first day of that calendar was Saturday, not Sunday.

The point that I’m making is that the enemy has caused Christians to revere Sunday, but there is no Scriptural justification for it being the Lord’s Day.

And there is no Scriptural justification for a Saturday Sabbath either, as there is no way to align the 7th day Sabbath of Scripture with Saturday of the Roman calendar.  And do we really think that Satan would allow that to happen anyway?  Surely not, for he is a great deceiver!

Constantine removed the saints from observing the Sabbath.

The Father instituted the Sabbath observance as an everlasting covenant between Him and His people. Everlasting means that it does not end.

And you, speak to the children of Israel, saying, ‘My Sabbaths you are to guard, by all means, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, to know that I, Yahuah, am setting you apart.” Exodus 31:13

And I also gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign between them and Me, to know that I am Yahuah who sets them apart.  ‘And set apart My Sabbaths, and they shall be a sign between Me and you, to know that I am Yahuah your Elohim.’ Ezekiel 20:12,20

Every believer who has a covenant relationship with the Father through the Son, is an Israelite.  His everlasting Sabbath covenant has always been with the true Israelites, the one’s who believed by faith.

Satan hates this covenant, so he caused Emperor Constantine to forbid the practice, and forced people to worship on SUNday.

It is for our benefit as much as the Father’s.  It causes us to be still for a day, to escape the influences and stress of this world.  It gets people to spend time reading Scripture, in prayers, with family, with like-minded people, etc.

Most Christians mistakenly believe that Messiah did away with the law.

But the opposite is true. The Mosaic law was for babes, who could only stomach milk.  But Messiah gave His followers meat, He wrote the law on their hearts and minds, and He gave them the Spirit to empower them to fulfill it.

Lest you think that I am saying that we can earn salvation by works, I am not.  What I am saying is that works are the proof of our faith.  If we really believe what we claim to believe, then we will have good works, which prove our faith.  Faith without works is dead, it is no faith at all.

Messiah took keeping the law to the next level:

“Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire” Matthew 5:21-22

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart” Mat 5:27-28

The written record of our transgressions, which testify against us, which condemn us; was nailed to the cross of Calvary.

And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross” Colossians 2:13

The moral law of the Torah, the commandments to observe the Holy Feast Days and 7th Day Sabbath, were not nailed to the cross and eliminated, as so many people teach.

The ceremonial law was fulfilled by our Messiah, who is fulfilling the Holy Feast Days in exacting detail, so we don’t have to observe the ceremonial part of the law, meaning we don’t have to sacrifice a lamb on Passover anymore.

Following His commands is not a burden, when we love Him.

By this we know that we love the children of Elohim, when we love Elohim and guard His commands. For this is the love for Elohim, that we guard His commands, and His commands are not heavy.” 1 John 5:2-3

Protestants don’t know the Father’s personal covenant name.

The New King James Bible clearly admits that it changed the Father’s covenant name,
The Covenant Name of God in the Old Testament, represented by the Hebrew consonants YHWH is translated “Lord” or “God” as it was in the King James.”

Friend, we should never change the Covenant Name of the Father!

The titles of ‘God’ and ‘Lord’ are generic terms.  If someone says that they believe in god, that is not telling you whom they serve.

Their god could be Allah or Buddha or Satan.

Has it ever struck you that Muslims call their false god by a personal name?

They don’t say that they believe in god, they say that they believe in Allah.

We have been deceived into calling our Father by generic terms like ‘God’ and ‘Lord’.

The Hebrew Scriptures give us the Father’s personal, covenant name, which should be hallowed above all other names.

The Hebrew Scriptures clearly declare His name, with the letters YHUH, spelled out as Yahuah, sounded out as Yah-Hoo-Ah.

The Father is Yahuah, not God or Lord

The Scriptures declare that the name of the Son means “Yahuah Saves,” so His name includes part of the Father’s name along with the Hebrew word for ‘saves.’

The Son’s personal name is Yahusha, which is spelled from right to left
in Hebrew as יהושע.  It is sounded out as Yah-Hoo-Sha.

Messiah's name is Yahusha, not Jesus

Much has been done in Jesus name, but that is the Greek variant of His name.  The Father knows our beliefs about Messiah, and the Protestant Reformers and preachers of the Great Awakening proclaimed the name of Jesus, and millions were saved.

It wasn’t given to previous generations to know, but the Spirit is moving in these last days, to return us to the ancient path of truth, to prepare us for Messiah’s return. I prefer to use the name that His parents and the disciples called Him; as I would think that any follower of Messiah would.  Read The Names Of The Father And The Son

Protestant Churches teach false futuristic prophecy explanations.

Satan used the Popes of Rome to kill the saints during the Dark Ages.  When Catholic monk Martin Luther was led to read the Scriptures, he found that the Roman Church was an apostate church, the harlot church of Revelation 17.

And he and all of the Protestant Reformers testified that the Popes of Rome are the Son of Perdition of 2 Thessalonians 2, and the antichrist beast of Revelation 13.

To counter this the Popes empowered the Jesuits of Rome, to counter the Reformation and bring the Protestants back under the authority of Rome.

They did this by force, through the Inquisition, where they tortured and killed the saints who would not renounce their beliefs.

And they did it by creating false Bible prophecy explanations, that assigned the fulfillment of Revelation to the end times, and said that the antichrist is one-man in the end. They did this to deflect blame away from the Popes of Rome.

The saints did not believe their explanations, and their deceptions didn’t take hold under a few hundred years ago.

Sadly, today their futuristic explanations deceive most Christians, as they don’t understand that the office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome, fulfill prophecy as the antichrist, the enemy of Messiah and His church.

The saints should be protesting against the Popes and Jesuits of Rome, as they are the enemy of Messiah and His saints, and they mislead 1.2 Billion Catholics with a false salvation message.

They should be fighting against the enemy of Messiah and His Church, and witnessing to Catholics who have been misled.

The sad part is that most Christians don’t even know who the antichrist of Scripture is, and they have no clue that most of Revelation has been fulfilled during the last 1,900 years.  And that is because they are believing the deceptions which originated from the Jesuits of Rome.

The enemy causes Christians to condemn people who are teaching these truths.

Believers today are so far removed from Scriptural truth, that when someone proclaims any of the Scriptural truths listed above, they are deemed as a heretic!

Sadly, some Hebrew Roots Movement people are legalistic Pharisees; but many of the truths that they share are Scriptural.

Christians have failed in their mission to shine as a light unto this world.  The salt of their witness is rendered worthless.  And I believe that American Christians are about to be judged.

Roman Emperor Constantine was given a vision that proclaimed, “In this sign, conquer!” and conquer he has.  His creation of the Roman religion of Christianity has caused many saints to stumble.

Constantine was given a vision that proclaimed, "In this sign, conquer!"

Christians are a stumbling block to Jews coming to faith in Messiah.

The beliefs of Christians are a big reason why Jews don’t come to faith in Messiah. They know nothing of Easter and Christmas, as they are pagan and not Scriptural.

But the Jews certainly know the Holy Feast Days, because the Father declared them. And when we show them that the Messiah is fulfilling the Holy Feast Days in exact detail, then Jews can see that He is their Messiah.

They know nothing of Greek Jesus, but would understand His Hebrew name Yahusha, which means ‘Yahuah, the Father, saves’.

They can’t comprehend that Messiah would do away with the Torah, the law; as Christians proclaim.

So they reject the pagan concepts that are associated with Christianity, and they remain lost.

The bottom line is that what Christians believe is a false religion of Rome.

They believe in a Messiah named Jesus; but no man named Jesus died for their sins, as it was Yahusha who died on the cross of Calvary.

They call the Father by the titles of God and Lord; but He emphasizes the need to call Him by His name, YaHUaH.

They observe pagan-based holidays; but they ignore the Scriptural Holy Feast Days, which Messiah is fulfilling for their redemption.

They believe on the futuristic prophecy deceptions; but history proves the fulfillment of most of Revelation during the last 1,900 years.

Does the Messiah really know us:

If we call Him and His Father by the wrong name?

If we don’t celebrate the Holy Feast Days, which He is fulfilling for your redemption?

If we don’t rest in Him on His perpetual Holy 7th day Sabbath, which marks our covenant with Him?

We can’t use the excuse of what others did in previous generations, for we have access to so much more information now.

Many millions have been saved using the name Jesus, because the Father knows our beliefs about Messiah.  But why would a follower of Messiah not want to know the Hebrew name that His parents and disciples called Him?

Why would a follower of Messiah not want to know about the Father’s seven divine appointments, which Messiah is fulfilling to redeem us?

Why would a follower of Messiah not want to know about the fall Feast Day which represents the harvest and Messiah’s return for His bride?

You may think that your religious beliefs are just fine as they are, but this is what Messiah had to say about the end times church.

Because you say, “I am rich, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.” Revelation 3:17

In Revelation 3:19-21, Messiah chastises the end-times church, proclaiming that they’re lukewarm, wretched, miserable, naked, poor, and blind. Then He gives us the promise:

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

The word ‘overcomes’ in Greek is nikao. It means to conquer, to overcome, to prevail, to get the victory.

Ever since I began my studies of Revelation, and read that passage, I’ve felt that the name Nikao defined my ministry, for my calling is to teach the fulfillment of prophecy, and to expose the deceptions of the enemy. That is how we conquer the enemy and get the victory!

So when I created a Facebook profile for ministry, I used the name Nikao, because I don’t make Facebook about me. I don’t post selfies, I don’t make posts about my life. I focus on overcoming the enemy, by teaching prophecy fulfillment. When I started posting YouTube videos, I used that name.

It’s the name that I resonate with more than my given name, especially since I don’t have children, so my real name won’t be passed on. But I don’t want to mislead anyone about who I am. I hope that my work brings honor to my father and mother, who blessed me so much by teaching me about our beloved Messiah.

I pray to our Heavenly Father in the power of Messiah’s name that He will give you eye salve to see the truth.

David Nikao Wilcoxson

First Study: The Harlot Roman Catholic Church

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120 thoughts on “Come Out Of Babylon”

  1. Hi David,
    I thank God Almighty for your blessed Ministry. Here in the Pacific Island countries, many lead away especially in the futuristic gospel preaching and I only emphasis with my little knowledge about the bible on Jesus’ parable of of the Wheat and Tares.
    Yes, for the Island countries, we don’t grow wheat and do not understand tares is. Different ministries in the Pentecostal or Evangelicals are totally mixed up whether we are eating wheat or tares is something we generally cannot distinguish.
    I am so grateful now that God has revealed the truth for his saints at this last hour.
    I would like to ask if you can elaborate on the Lord Holy Feast Days and what day, month of a year does each of this Holy Feast Days Fall.
    Thank you and God continues to enrich you knowledge and the same Spirit enlightened everyone including those who know the Scripture too.
    Philip Hengchow

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    • Thank you for your comment John! I’m blessed to know that the studies have helped you. There’s many deceptions and the Spirit is moving to guide people back to the ancient path of Scriptural truth. Keep learning and growing in The Way! David

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  2. David
    The reason why many born again Christians don’t celebrate feast days, or keep the Sabbath and all the other rules is because we are no longer under the Mosaic covenant, we are under the new blood covenant of Jesus Christ that was promise to Abraham. I’m sure you have read what Paul wrote to the Galatians. The old covenant was nailed to the cross. If you going to live by the law you have to keep every part of the law without error. The only one that could do that was Jesus. You need to read the whole book of Galatians.
    Colossians 2
    14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
    15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

    16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:

    17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

    Galatians 2
    16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

    17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.

    18 For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.

    19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.

    20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

    21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain

    Galatians 3
    23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

    24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

    25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

    26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

    27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

    28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

    29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

    Galatians 5
    1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

    2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.

    3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.

    4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

    5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

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    • Christine, Paul did not say that the old covenant was nailed to the cross. The handwriting of ordinances is a list of our sins, which condemned us to death. This is declared in the previous verse.

      Colossians 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses.

      As for Colossians 2:16, it’s saying the very opposite of what you think. Paul was writing to gentiles, saying to not let the Jews judge them for observing the Father’s Holy Feast Days, or the New Moon day or the Sabbath days.

      Keep reading in Colossians 2:17 and it says that those things are a shadow of things to come, meaning they will be observed in the future too.

      As for Galatians 2, we are not saved by works. We strive to obey the commandments because we revere and love the Father.

      Here’s verses which invalidate your view.
      1 John 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

      1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

      Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

      Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

      John the Apostle and Messiah are declaring that those who love the Father, obey His commandments. Simply as that!
      David

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  3. What does it mean that Jesus is our Sabbath rest?

    Hebrews 4 speaks of Jesus as our Sabbath rest. Verses 9-10 in particular state, “So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.” How is Jesus our Sabbath rest?

    The key to understanding how Jesus is our Sabbath rest is understanding what the Sabbath means. The Hebrew word shabat was the word “rest” in the Old Testament first used in regard to God “resting” from creation on the seventh day. The Sabbath would later become part of the Law of Moses, referring to the Sabbath day, Saturday, upon which the Jewish people were to do no work.

    In the New Testament, Jesus declared Himself “lord of the Sabbath” (Matthew 12:8). He equated Himself with God the Father, becoming God in human form. In addition, Jesus declared, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath” (Mark 2:27).

    In Hebrews 3 and 4, the author developed the concept of Jesus as our Sabbath rest, revealing how a relationship with Christ frees humans from the works of the law and allows a person to rest in the work of Christ to forgive sin. Ultimately, those who believe in Jesus will spend eternity in a “Sabbath rest” with Him (Hebrews 4:9).

    Today, many continue to live as if their salvation depends on how many good deeds they perform. Yet Christ is the only one who can provide sufficiently for the sins of people and offer eternal life. It is by His grace we receive salvation, through faith. As Ephesians 2:8-9 reveal, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

    Jesus serves as our Sabbath rest in the sense that He provides freedom from living under the works of the law. Instead, His sacrifice has paid the price for our salvation. We accept salvation as His free gift, entering into His rest both now as well as in eternity in His presence.

    Hebrews 4 ends with words of comfort for those who enter God’s Sabbath rest: “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16). As a result of Christ’s finished work, we can confidently come before God, receiving mercy and grace in our time of need.

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    • Exodus 31:16 says, Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.

      Lest you say that command was for the Israelites, a true Israelite is one who has a covenant relationship with the Father through the Son. I am an Israelite, thus I observe the Sabbath. It’s really not grievous to do so. Do you really think that taking a day to rest from work and normal activities, and to read Scripture, pray, praise, rest, fellowship, etc., is so terrible?

      You sure make a lot of effort to not observe the Father’s seven Holy Feast days, which Messiah is still in the process of fulfilling, to redeem the set-apart saints. You make a lot of effort to not observe a rest day. Our Creator knows what’s good for us, and a Sabbath is a rest for our mental, spiritual and physical well-being.

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  4. You don’t understand – the old covenant that was given to Israelites, was nailed to cross. The children of God are now under the New Covenant of grace through the blood of Jesus. If you go back to the things of the Law of Moses, then you are throwing away Jesus free gift of salvation away – you have fallen from grace. Remember what Jesus said before he gave up his spirit, he said that “It is Finished” . You can’t worship God in the flesh – you must worship him in spirit and truth

    God gave Moses a holy Law that contained fleshly ceremonies and ordinances. By “fleshly”, I mean “using earthly materials”. For example, in Moses’ Law, fleshly animals were used in sacrifice, and so, those sacrifices were worship “in the flesh”; priestly garments made of earthly materials was also a form of worship “in the flesh”; Sabbath days and other holy days, circumcision of the flesh, religious feasts in which earthly food was eaten, and baptism that used earthly water were also forms of worship “in the flesh”. They all employed physical substances: water, meat and wine, linen and skins of animals, knives, candlesticks, and so forth. Paul referred to God’s commandments to perform such worship as “carnal ordinances”, and he said that those ordinances were nailed to the cross with Jesus.

    Even after the holy Ghost came and the New Testament began, God allowed His fleshly people, the Jews, to continue serving Him in the Law’s fleshly ceremonies (Acts 21:17-20), but that indulgence by God would not continue forever. Within a generation or two, no worship was acceptable to God except worship “in spirit and in truth”, and the only people God any longer considered to be His were the people who had been born a second time, in spirit.
    Jesus said that they who worship the Father now must worship “in spirit and in truth” (Jn. 4:23). “In spirit and in truth” means by the power of God’s Spirit within you. Under the Law, men offered dead animals and other physical things to God when they drew near to Him; but now, He commands us to offer “spiritual sacrifices” such as “the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name” (Heb. 13:15). Such worship is impossible as long as one is “in the flesh”, for “those who are in the flesh cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if it be that the Spirit of God dwells in you” (Rom. 8:8-9).
    Without the holy Ghost dwelling within the heart, no man can worship God acceptably. Jesus knew this, and to him, it was so important that we be able to worship God acceptably that he suffered and died to make it possible for us. To refuse the opportunity is sin.
    You are a new creation, you are no longer a citizens of this world. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus – the Lord of the Sabbath, your rest is in him, not on the Sabbath of this world.

    Romans 8:1
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    8 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
    Psalm 32:2
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    1 Blessed is he whose wickedness is forgiven, and whose sin is covered.
    2 Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
    Even David knew one day man would be blessed through the salvation of our Lord.

    When the Heavenly Father looks upon you now he sees the righteousness of His Son, not yours or mine. When you truly understand who Jesus is – God in the flesh and what he did at the cross for you will automatically keep the 2 new commandments that he told in Matthew 22:37-40 …’Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
    They are the Law of Love and you can’t keep those unless you are filled with the Spirit of God, even your faith to believe in him, comes from him. You didn’t chose him he chose you.
    John 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

    That my friend is the true Gospel of Jesus Christ- the Goodnews! Anything else is a perversion of Satan who wants to steal your gift of salvation away.

    I pray that the Lord opens your eyes to what I sent you, hopefully the video below will help explain about the Sabbath that we now have in Christ Jesus. It is all our jobs to watch over each other and point out when they have strayed from the truth, especially when they are teaching others.

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    • It’s you who doesn’t understand, because the true Gospel message is that Messiah is fulfilling the Father’s seven Holy Feast Days to redeem the set-apart saints. He has not fulfilled the Feast of Trumpets which represents His return for His bride. He has not fulfilled the Day of Atonement which represents His judgment. And He has not fulfilled the Feast of Tabernacles on which He marries His bride and they spend eternity together.

      It’s not possible that the Holy Feast Days were nailed to the cross, because Messiah has not fulfilled the three fall feast days. I pray that the Spirit opens your eyes, for you have strayed from Scripture truth.

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      • It’s you that don’t understand the true Gospel. The Gentiles were never put under the Mosaic Law. Read Acts 15. The feast days are shadow of Christ , just like it was during the first Passover. They were are shadow of things to come. And for you to say that his work is not done is a contradiction to what he said on the cross “It is Finished” He paid the price on the cross for our sins and fulfilled the law. Those that are in Christ Jesus are no longer under law, they are under grace. If you want go back in bondage that is your choice. I hope the website below helps you understand what I’m am trying to tell you.

        https://www.gotquestions.org/abolish-fulfill-law.html

        John 3:16
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        16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life

        Ephesians 2:8
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        8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

        Romans 10:9-10
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        9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

        10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation

        John 3:3
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        3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

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        • Thanks for the discussion, you obviously have nothing to learn from me and would rather listen to GotQuestions.org, which is filled with man-made traditions. Messiah will come back on the Feast of Trumpet and then you will find out the truth when you stand before him. And you have nobody to blame, because I’ve shared Scriptural truth with you.

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  5. Also your comments on the church of the Laodiceans being the end time church is not true. The seven churches that got the seven letters from John all existed during the same time. These are the type of churches that would exist through out history to the present. We know this because we see these 7 different types of churches today. It’s foolishness to think that the only church of the Laodiceans would exist during the second coming of our Lord. That means that there would be no church to be caught up to him in the sky at his second coming, because he had spewed them out of his mouth. The Lord is telling us what his church should look like through out the ages, we are to take what they churches did right in the eyes of our Lord and keep from doing what they did wrong.

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    • Why did Messiah pick those seven churches, instead of the larger ones like Thessolonica, Colosse, Galatia?

      If you look at a map you see that those seven churches are in close proximity to each other, yet Messiah’s message to them is drastically different.

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  6. Because they were all different, just like they are today. Right now I can drive to 7 churches that are just like them within 6 miles of my home.

    Ephesus: The church that had abandoned its first love for Christ (Revelation 2:4).
    Smyrna: The church that would face severe persecution (Revelation 2:10).
    Pergamum: The church that needed to repent of sin (Revelation 2:16).
    Thyatira: The church whose false prophetess was leading people astray (Revelation 2:20).
    Sardis: The sleeping church that needed to wake up (Revelation 3:2).
    Philadelphia: The church that had patiently persevered (Revelation 3:10).
    Laodicea: The church with lukewarm faith (Revelation 3:16).

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    • Your example is faulty. All the seven churches that you drive to within six miles of your home, would face the same circumstances around them, the same threats from the enemy.

      I prove out that they are seven church eras on my Revelation website, and in much more detail in my upcoming Revelation Timeline Decoded book.

      hhttp://revelationtimelinedecoded.com/the-seven-churches-of-revelation-2-and-3/

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      • Hi David

        I understand your argument with Christine Jackson. You are both partially wrong. As I read your message I come to the conclusion that you are a Jew and Christine a ” Christian”. Let me know help both of you right. The law of Exodus 20, this law is NOT Moses law but GOD ” YaHUaH” law, that’s now the ten commandments as given by God himself to Moses at the time. All the other laws,600 something of them, those are Moses laws to the Israelis

        You talk about the last three feast that Jesus ” Jehovah” still needs to fulfill, well that will be done with His second coming, but there is no “rapture”, sorry Christine. The catching up or caught up in the clouds on that day will only be for the 144 000 saints. Men only that were chosen for that purpose as to rule with Jesus a thousand year on earth in Jerusalem out of the rebuild temple. That has not yet been rebuild, this will happen either during or before the last antichrist rule on earth. Read revelations carefully. The rest of us who are saved will stay in our graves until judgment day, but will not be judge, but will be reworded for our deeds,,,but your deed will not be the reason for you being saved at all.

        Now back to God’s law…during the old covenant you had to keep them as given, yes that means resting fiscally on the sabbath, with is Saturday…but from Friday night to Saturday night…With Jesus birth this was still in effect until his crucifixion on the cross. At his death, the untimid price was paid for our sin through his blood…this meant that animal sacrifices was done away with. With his death and resurrection, He made a new covenant with man(women as well)…that you must love God and you fellow man (women) stranger in other words…But this is where the understanding comes in…to love God, you must keep his commandments and belief in His son, Jesus. Now you would say…But Jesus nailed the commandments to the cross…no He did not nail God law to the cross, but moses law and the law of sin. Death

        But there has come a small change to the original ten commandments under Jesus…Read Romans 14,first few verses…What it says is, If you observe the sabbath it is good,and if you do not observe the sabbath it is good as well, for both glorify God for your salvation is no longer determined by a day but by your faith in Jesus.

        But please understand,if you observe a “holy day” that is of pagan roots,you are worshipping satan…Christmas..easter..and so on…make sure what you observe and where it come from.

        1 John 5: says, if you love God,keeps his commandments…this is true…But you must understand what Jesus thought…All the ten commandment of God for the exception of one that was changed from physical to spiritual…you must now rest from sin daily…And this is only possible with Jesus help…Next to love all man(women),you follow the rest of the ten commandment but as giving in the new testament as it has been made more stricter…

        You do not have to keeps all those other feast,but it is good to know about them and keep in mind, especially the easter”passover” as this it not always at the same times…it’s important because this is when Jesus what crucified and rose again…He said we must remember this day as to remind us of His sacrifice.

        Dear David…It is difficult to change what you believe and have been thought,trust me I Know, I use to be protestant…but God took me on a journey to discover the truth out of His word , and to learn, and I am still learning to this day.This is also to Christine…for you are close to the truth,but not yet…Some thing you have right,others wrong…You must keeps God’s ten commandments but as they are stated in the new testament for there was a change to just one rule…the forth one…from physical to spiritual.Romans 14.

        David, I am not attacking your believe, but only wish to help you come to understanding of what Jesus really taught to His disciples and taught them to teach to others…You have a choice. You can choose to stay in the old ways which you were raised with or you can choose to belief in Jesus Christ the son of the living God”YaHUaH” witch is His true name, and believe in His teachings and how it differs greatly from how you know the Jewish faith to be. You do not need to observe any given day,that’s the freedom that it in Jesus, freedom to worship God through Jesus without obligation to observance to rituals…

        As a Christian (Christine) you are free from rituals,but not from God`s law, His ten commandments as given down by Jesus Christ…To be saved and go the eternal live,you must obey God law and belief in Jesus as God son…This is as simple as that..David.

        You must remember, when the disciples of Jesus started out,they were jews,so they also had to learn that a change had come and had to learn how to change themselves,so as you read the new testament,it is clear that as they grew in faith so did there understanding and so did there teaching change from a jewish point of few to Jesus point of few.

        So we must change our point of view , change from what we were thought to what Jesus is teaching us now in His word.This is the choice you have to make if you want to get saved…there is no other way…an just believing in Jesus without the ten commandment as per new testament,you WILL not get saved…faith without works are dead…The works the Bible is talking about are the ten commandments,not you good deeds,,those are your fruits of your faith in Jesus.

        Hope that I have given you both something to ponder…

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        • Hi Claudius, your conclusion if wrong, I’m not a Jew. I’m simply a follower of the Messiah of Scripture. The 144,000 in Revelation is about the end times, so once again, you’re mistaken. It was pointing to Messiah’s saints being sealed for protection before the Revelation trumpet judgments began, and army after army were sent against the Roman Empire. https://revelationtimelinedecoded.com/

          Saturday is not the Sabbath, and a day starts in the morning, not the evening. For someone who starts off a conversation proclaiming that I’m wrong, you’re the one who is mistaken about a lot of things. https://comeoutofher.org/constantine-replaced-the-scriptural-calendar/

          Before you proclaim that I don’t need to observe the Father’s seven Holy Feast Days, try reading Colossians 2:16, for it speaks about this very thing, you judging me for observing the Holy Days. “Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days.”

          I have given you both something to ponder…

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