What I want to show you from the Bible is that the 4th commandment concerning the sabbath day (SEE HERE)
did not start at Sinai,
but at the very beginning of this world. At the end of creation week, what did God do? He created a day, nothing more,
nothing less, just a day. That day was the seventh day of creation week. Let's take a look at what God did:
Genesis 2:2-3 .....'And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made; and He rested on the seventh day from
all His work which He had made. And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because that in it He had rested from
all His work which God had created and made.'
The majority of professing Christians will say that Adam and Eve did NOT observe the sabbath day each seventh day, and
that the 4th commandment did not begin at creation. Now why, if it was not God's purpose for Adam and Eve to rest on
this day also from their work (Genesis 2:15), did He create another day? What purpose was it for? Did God need rest
from His work? Of course not, He doesn't get tired like we do. So was the sabbath day made for God? No, Jesus
confirmed that the sabbath day was made for man.
Mark 2:27 .....'The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath.'
We know that Jesus here is talking about the sabbath day of the 4th commandment, because the Pharisees have just
questioned Him about His disciples picking corn on the sabbath day. Now take a close look at what Jesus said above.
He is pointing back to creation week and is joining the seventh day sabbath of the 4th commandment with creation.
How? Look at what He said ..... "the sabbath was MADE for man." ..... When was the sabbath MADE?
On the seventh day of creation! Do you see the connection? This is so important! The sabbath day was MADE on the
seventh day of creation. Take another look at the verse above in Genesis. This is the very sabbath day of the 4th commandment.
Oh but there's no actual command to Adam and Eve to keep the day, I hear someone say. Well, where's the command for Adam and Eve to
love the Lord with all their heart and soul? Where's the command to not have any other God's before the Lord? Where's
the command to not lie, steal, kill? How did Cain know that killing his brother was wrong? How did Joseph know that
committing adultery with Potiphar's wife was wrong? How? Because God in the beginning wrote His law upon the hearts of
Adam and Eve and their descendants. And it was only because of how far man had fallen from God, that He had to write
His law, the ten commandments, upon the stone tablets.
Exodus 20:8-11 .....'Remember the sabbath day to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work; but the
seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God; in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy
manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; for in six days the LORD made
heaven and earth, the sea and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day; wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day
and hallowed it.'
We can clearly see that the 4th commandment is pointing to that seventh day of creation. You have to completely reject
the words of God contained in this commandment to suggest that the seventh day of creation is not the seventh day sabbath as per
the 4th commandment. Look at the words of God in this commandment, they are so clear!