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Jan 24 11 8:55 AM

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In Leviticus 23:9-12 we read the following fore-runner to the resurrection of Jesus in the following parable by God to Moses, to be conveyed to the Israelites:

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[Vs 9] "The Lord said to Moses. [Vs 10] 'Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'When you enter the land I am going to give you and you reap its harvest, bring to the priest a sheaf of the first grain you harvest.  [Vs 11] He is to wave the sheaf before the Lord so it will be accepted on your behalf; the priest is to wave it on the day after the Sabbath.  [Vs 12] On the day you wave the sheaf, you must sacrifice as a burnt offering to the Lord a lamb a year old without defect.'"

The Feast of Firstfruits [vs 10].  This festival represents the resurrection - first of Jesus Christ, then those who are His when He comes [1 Cor.15:23, 52-54 and 1 Thes.4:13-18].  The feast was observed in the same week as the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Passover feast which represents the crucifixion of Christ, held on the sixteenth day of the first month, Nisan, the beginning of the barley harvest.


Reference is made by Paul in Acts 20:7 as to the beginning of the Gentile churches coming together to worship the Lord on the first day of the week, on Sunday, the day after the Sabbath:

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On the first day of the week when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul began talking to them, intending to leave the next day, and he prolonged his message until midnight."


In 1 Cor.16:2, Paul again infers as to the church worshipping the Lord on the first day of the week, on Sunday, the day after the Sabbath:

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"On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made."


It is a clear sign, the reason for the Church establishing the worship of the Lord Jesus on the first day of the week was in reverent remembrance of His resurrection which took place of the first day of the week, as recorded in Jn.20:1.


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Sep 20 11 6:54 PM

Ahh..but I have found that Sabbath is the seventh day of the week, and that it is an everlasting sign between Yahweh and those who love him. If you were to question Sabbath's importance, all you would have to do is read the whole bible. From front to back it stays important, and no where does it say that it will change. Just like our heavenly Father Yahweh; he never changes. Anytime the apostles taught or preached it was on the Sabbath. Keeping Sabbath is being obedient to Yahweh and they would never teach rebellion in this sense or any other. I am sure you will agree. Why would our savior Yahshua die so that we are no longer Yahweh's enemies through rebellion to his will; if we can just continue to rebel and act and live as his enemies which leads to death eternally? Breaking bread just means they had meals together.
 The author of sin/ rebellion is the devil he is the father of lies. He was the first rebel to Yahweh's will. It would make no sense that Yahweh's righteous son, (meaning he does what is right with Yahweh,) would live and die teaching rebellion to the very one who gave him the mission of teaching righteousness through obedience? How would that be a light to anyone teaching them about our creator when that was his job was to enlighten everyone who Yahweh is, what he stands for, and what his will is for everyone?

~Yahweh Bless~

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Sep 20 11 8:39 PM

Hi yashuasdisciple4ever,

You are absolutely right in stating the Sabbath is the seventh day of the week, which is Saturday.  Sunday is the first day of the week and is what the OP and this thread is all about.  How the first day of the week worship of the Lord was first established.  By God, Yahwey Himself, in Lev.23:9-12.  The waving of the sheaf on the first day of the week by the priests stood for the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ on the first day of the week and why most Christians all worship Him then.

Hope this helps.


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