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The Sabbath Day
The Old 7th day Saturday Sabbaths ended at the resurrection when the New 1st day Sunday Sabbaths began  
By Brother Mike (7-25-15)   


The old 7th day Sabbath is fulfilled in Christ. This is why we read in Colossians 2,

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

The old 7th day Sabbath was a type of the rest that we come to experience once saved in Christ. Instead of relying on our works to get to heaven, we completely rest in the already completed works of Christ. So, we rest in Christ, and Christ is our Sabbath rest. And, in Christ, the old 7th day Sabbath is fulfilled every single day for the elect because the elect are always in Christ who is their rest. We read about the elect entering into the Sabbath rest through faith: 

Heb 4:3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world .
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For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works

So, once a person is saved in Christ Jesus, the old 7th day Sabbath is fulfilled in Christ. But, there is another and different Sabbath instituted at the resurrection of Christ. We read in Matthew 28, 

Mt 28:1 In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre

Actually, this verse is not translated correctly in virtually all of the English translations. In the Greek, it reads, 

Mt 28:1 In the end of the Sabbaths [plural], as it began to dawn toward the first of the Sabbaths [plural], came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre

From this verse, we can understand that there are two eras of Sabbaths. There were the Old Testament Sabbaths, which all ended with the resurrection of Christ - In the end of the Sabbaths - and there is another era of Sunday Sabbaths which began when Christ was resurrected - as it began to dawn toward the first of the Sabbaths. Therefore, Sunday is now a Sabbath Day, which is not the same as the Old Saturday Sabbath, and the Old Saturday Sabbath has been abolished. 

There are several other verses which also teach that resurrection Sunday began an era of New Sunday Sabbaths. For instance, 

Lu 24:1 Now upon the first [day] of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them

Now, the word week in this verse should be translated as Sabbaths, so this verse should read,

Lu 24:1 Now upon the first of the Sabbaths [ plural], very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them .

Once again, what this reveals to us is that resurrection Sunday began a whole new era of Sunday Sabbaths. And, again, we read, 

Joh 20:1 The first [day] of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre

Once again, the word week is translated incorrectly. The verse should read, 

Joh 20:1 The first of the Sabbaths [plural] cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre

This verse clearly identifies resurrection Sunday with the first of a whole era of New Sunday Sabbaths. And, we could show the same to be true in John 20:19, Mark 16:9, and Mark 16:2.


CONCLUSION:

The Old 7th day Saturday Sabbaths are fulfilled in Christ. Furthermore, the Old 7th day Saturday Sabbaths ended at the resurrection when the New 1st day Sunday Sabbaths began.

For more information on the Sabbath Day, read the following:  Sunday The Sabbath  

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