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#4.28 WE CAN WORSHIP GOD ANY DAY OF THE WEEK
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When you suggest to people that they ought to go to church to worship God on the Sabbath day, some people argue with a statement something like, "We can worship God any day of the week." That is their excuse to justify going to church on Sunday, instead of the Sabbath. Is it scriptural to worship God every day of the week? This bible study shows that we can worship God any day of the week, but it does not do away with the Sabbath day.
|Hebrew - Numbers 28:3-5,9,10 - English|
|וְאָמַרְתָּ לָהֶם זֶה הָאִשֶּׁה אֲשֶׁר תַּקְרִיבוּ לְיַהְוֶה: כְּבָשִׂים בְּנֵי-שָׁנָה תְמִימִם שְׁנַיִם לַיּוֹם עֹלָה תָמִיד.||3 And you shall say to them, This is the offering made by fire which you shall offer to Yahweh; two lambs of the first year without spot day by day, for a continual burnt offering.|
|אֶת-הַכֶּבֶשׂ אֶחָד תַּעֲשֶׂה בַבֹּקֶר; וְאֵת הַכֶּבֶשׂ הַשֵּׁנִי תַּעֲשֶׂה בֵּין הָעַרְבָּיִם.||4 The one lamb you shall offer in the morning, and the other lamb you shall offer at evening;|
|וַעֲשִׂירִית הָאֵיפָה סֹלֶת לְמִנְחָה בְּלוּלָה בְּשֶׁמֶן כָּתִית רְבִיעִת הַהִין.||5 And a tenth part of an ephah of flour for a meat offering, mingled with the fourth part of an hin of beaten oil.|
|וּבְיוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת שְׁנֵי-כְבָשִׂים בְּנֵי-שָׁנָה תְּמִימִם; וּשְׁנֵי עֶשְׂרֹנִים סֹלֶת מִנְחָה בְּלוּלָה בַשֶּׁמֶן וְנִסְכּוֹ.||9 And on the Sabbath day two lambs of the first year without spot, and two tenth deals of flour for a food offering, mingled with oil, and its drink offering:|
|עֹלַת שַׁבַּת בְּשַׁבַּתּוֹ עַל-עֹלַת הַתָּמִיד וְנִסְכָּהּ.||10 This is the burnt offering of every Sabbath, beside the continual burnt offering, and his drink offering.|
|Hebrew - Ezekiel 46:4-5 - English|
|והָעֹלָה אֲשֶׁר-יַקְרִב הַנָּשִׂיא לְיַהְוֶה: בְּיוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת שִׁשָּׁה כְבָשִׂים תְּמִימִם וְאַיִל תָּמִים.||4 And the burnt offering that the prince shall offer to Yahweh in the Sabbath day shall be six lambs without blemish, and a ram without blemish.|
|וּמִנְחָה אֵיפָה לָאַיִל וְלַכְּבָשִׂים מִנְחָה מַתַּת יָדוֹ; וְשֶׁמֶן הִין לָאֵיפָה.||5 And the meat offering shall be an ephah for a ram, and the meat offering for the lambs as he shall be able to give, and an hin of oil to an ephah.|
Note 1: Is it scriptural to worship God every day of the week? The answer is yes, because Jesus went daily to the Temple when he had opportunity (Matthew 26:55, Mark 14:49), and the New Testament church gathered together on a daily basis (Acts 2:46; 5:42). Nevertheless, to interpret scripture correctly, we ought to check our understanding with the Old Testament types and shadows first, before we draw any solid conclusion. So let us examine the daily sacrifices in the Old Testament. We can see that regular sacrifices were to be made, evening and morning, every day (Numbers 28:3-5), but on the Sabbath day they were doubled by the priests (Numbers 28:9-10), and also greatly multiplied by the prince of the tribe (Ezekiel 46:4-5). We know that animal sacrifices are no longer necessary, as Jesus is our sacrifice, but also, "we know that the law is spiritual:" (Romans 7:14), and look what the apostle Peter said:
(1 Peter 2:5) "You also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ."
New Testament Christians are now a "holy priesthood", and the sacrifices that we are supposed to offer are spiritual. So what are the spiritual sacrifices? Some of them are:
(1) The Sacrifices of Thanksgiving.
(Leviticus 22:29) "And when you will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to Yahweh, offer it at your own will."
(Psalm 107:22) "And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing."
(Psalm 116:17) "I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of Yahweh."
Sacrifices made with our mouths are called, "the calves of our lips." (Hosea 14:2).
(2) The Sacrifices of Praise.
(Jeremiah 17:26) "bringing sacrifices of praise, to the house of Yahweh."
(Jeremiah 33:11) "those who shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of Yahweh."
(Hebrews 13:15) "By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name."
(See other sacrifices #3.25 Note.) Just like the Old Testament animal sacrifices, these New Testament spiritual sacrifices are meant to be offered every day of the week, but the Old Testament type shows clearly that they are meant to be greatly increased on the Sabbath day. This is why we need to lay aside secular work, and collect together in a holy convocation (Leviticus 23:3), which is equivalent to our church meeting. There is nothing wrong with worshipping God every day of the week, but substituting Sunday for the Sabbath day as the main day to do it, is totally contrary to the word of God, and is evil.
Note 2: You may ask, "What should I do if I have been involved in regular church attendance on Sunday, instead of the Sabbath day?" Forsake it, and start to keep the Sabbath! Three of the steps to complete repentance are:
(1) Forsake the sin (2 Chronicles 7:14; Proverbs 28:13; Isaiah 1:16-18; 55:7; Jeremiah 36:3; Ezekiel 18:21-22; Jonah 3:8; 2 Timothy 2:19).
(2) Destroy all association with past sinful practices (Deuteronomy 9:16, 9:21; Joshua 7:11-12; Isaiah 27:9; Acts 19:18-19).
(3) Obey God's word and do right (Isaiah 1:16-18; Ezekiel 18:21-22; 33:14-16; Ephesians 4:28; James 4:17).
If you wish to get your past apostasy forgiven, then I urge you to do it now, before it is too late.
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