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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Happy Sabbath Day: "Remember The Sabbath DAY" NOT Night/Friday

For a good number of us, there is not a TEACHING from God more solidly fixed in our minds the truth is that we should observe the seventh day Sabbath (Saturday). Why is this the case? One reason is because for years people blissfully observed Sunday without having a clue about the Sabbath.

"Sunday is the first day of the week and Friday/Friday Night is the 6th day of the week 
It is NOT the Sabbath."


“The Sabbath day does not begin on Friday at sunset and it is not 24 hours long. The Sabbath day begins at dawn on Saturday and ends at dark”. An amazing number of scriptures are laid out before us, indicating that the scriptural day begins in the morning at first light. A great number of Biblical scholars/commentators are quoted who hold the view that scriptural days begin at dawn/sunrise and not at sunset.

Some of us will let human nature take hold of us and we will ignore it, at least for a while.

We cannot believe it. This dawn to dark idea must be crazy. Isn’t that the same thing you said about Saturday when you were observing Sunday?

“why do we begin our observance on Friday at sunset?” We know that the sunset to sunset day is a long-standing tradition of the Jews. Sure, Sunday keeping is also a long-standing tradition, 


The ultimate question of course is how does YAHUAH  define a day? Is there a pattern running throughout the scriptures that tells us when a day begins? Yes, there is. And we will find that the 7th day (Sabbath) begins just as any other average day in scripture begins.

The Biblical definition for a day as defined by YAHUAH   Himself can be stated in 6 words. "And God called the LIGHT DAY ". Does this definition seem too simple? Please stay with me and I believe that you will find that it is very simple.

If we keep in mind that LIGHT = DAY, pure and simple, numerous scriptures will become crystal clear. Take Genesis 2:3 for an example. Here, YAHUAH blesses and sanctifies the seventh DAY. (In other words, God blesses and sanctifies the 7th LIGHT PERIOD). Please note that God does NOT bless or sanctify the 7th NIGHT (Darkness). Only the 7th LIGHT 

Now we can take a look at the 4th Commandment found in Exodus Chapter 20. Verse 8 reads, "remember the Sabbath DAY (LIGHT), to keep it holy." Verse 10 explains to us not only what day the Sabbath is on, but also how long the day lasts. ". . But the seventh DAY (LIGHT) is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. ." (Or DAWN to DARK).

You might even be more surprised if you were to turn to page 136 of "Vines Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words". You would read the following under "TO LIGHT". "The basic meaning of 'OR (my note-Hebrew for Light) is "DAYLIGHT" (cf. Gen. 1:3). In the HEBREW MIND the "DAY" BEGAN AT THE RISING OF THE SUN..."

 "Remember the SABBATH DAY, to keep it holy". Notice two very important words in this sentence. "SABBATH" and "DAY". Most of the time when we say the word Sabbath, we simply mean the 7th day of the week. In most cases when the Bible uses the word Sabbath it refers to the 7th day.

YAHUAH is very specific in Exodus 20:8 when He tells us to remember the "SABBATH DAY". He does NOT simply say "Remember the SABBATH" in this verse. He adds the critical word "DAY". (DAY IS LIGHT)


1. The time between sunrise and sunset.

2.  The light of day; daylight

3. day, daytime, daylight(noun)
the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside