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Robert B. Scott

Return to the Father’s Heart

This crucial book will pave the way for the of coming Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6, who is prophesied to bring today’s absent fathers toward their neglected or jettisoned children and bring the heart of believers back to their Father in heaven. The book offers a solution to a pervasive problem among men today: their inability to forgive abusive fathers. This modern-day Elijah will “restore all things” (Mat. 17:11), including the true gospel of the Kingdom or Family of God, revealing the dangerous error of the grace revolution leading to the appearance of the man of lawlessness, an evil leader who will fight the second coming of Jesus. Click HERE to order your copy today!

 

 

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Shabbat Shalom! Pastor Robert Scott

The Triple Connection

 

            We asked our Father Love what new congregations needed to understand first and foremost as a basis of their lives as believers. He responded: forgiveness, identity in Jesus, and the Sabbath.

            Those of us who have kept the Sabbath have realized the connection between these three teachings and practices. Allow me to explain.

            God calls the Sabbath an identifying sign, a sign of who He is and who we are in Him. It’s a sign “that you may know that I am [the Eternal, the “I am”] who sanctifies you” (Ex. 31:13).

            A threefold connection exists in these three main teachings a new believer needs to understand and that few believers have ever accepted. Obviously, Jesus understood this connection. Luke 4:16 says that He kept the Sabbath “as was His custom…” He promptly opened the part of the scroll that established his identity as the Son of God, anointed to preach the gospel of the Kingdom.

            The Sabbath in the understanding of the Hebrew letters in the word has the following meaning: return to the covenant or cross. For Jesus it meant to return to His covenant with His Father so He would do and say what He saw His Father say and do. His intimacy with the Father was based in the weekly reminder of His identity in the Sabbath, His oneness with the “I am.” He knew He had been set apart by His Father. Being one with the “I am,” He knew that He was the “I am.”

             His identification with the “I am” costs him His life and His reputation. His brothers and sisters thought he was crazy and said so. Imagine the challenge.

            I don’t have to imagine it. I was attacked with a life-threatening illness in 1986. God saved me in His mercy from sure death, my former wife being told to prepare for burying me in three hours. God didn’t let me die, but because of my unforgiveness to a ministerial boss, there was a delay. This boss had challenged my identity, which I didn’t understand as a son of my Father Love and a brother of Jesus. That situation obliged my Father to allow problems to bring me back to Him.

            I went through twelve years of severe mental illness, wanting to kill myself several times. To this day, twenty years after all who really know me also know I was healed, my immediate family doesn’t think I am healed. Even my family in my native U.S. thinks I am still mentally ill.

            As Jesus lives in me, I must call on my Father’s gift of forgiveness to forgive my family, my birth family and the family of my first marriage. Jesus did. He forgave his siblings who cursed him with mental illness. He went through everything we could possibly go through.

             The key to the forgiveness Jesus displayed every day of His life was identity. He knew who He was. And that identity was refreshed and solidified every Sabbath day as He was reminded of who His Father was and who He was in Him.

            He didn’t allow Himself to be overwhelmed by the opinion of his family and the religious establishment, who called him demon-possessed.

            Our Father has taught us to lay down our problems every Friday just before the Sabbath so we could enter into the joy of the Sabbath and have our identity refreshed every week. If we don’t follow that command, we can easily be overwhelmed by our weekly challenges.

            God gives also the new moons to lay down our long-term burdens so we don’t have to carry them throughout our lives. We have a “Christian” world that has forgotten the covenant and the cross it represents.

            Today, we can emphasize the meaning of the word Shabbat that means, “return to the cross.” Jesus laid down His life for us to give us a new day every day, even if we murdered someone the day before. God always gives us a new day, and a true believer will always forgive us and give us a new day. God forgets our sin. Although a believer may not forget the offense, he or she will not bring it up and considers it as a past that doesn’t exist.

            That’s how God want us to consider ourselves, forgiven as if we had never sinned. And that’s where the problem is. Often we can’t forgive ourselves, so God can’t therefore forgive us. He delivers us to the demonic tormentors to drive us back to Him.

            You can see why God told us the first teaching that is most important is forgiveness, especially forgiveness of ourselves so we can walk in our identity.

             We can finally accept the identity we have in Jesus. Our Father said to Him before He did any mighty works, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

            When we accept our Father’s grace to forgive ourselves and others, we can then return to the cross, realizing that Jesus’ blood makes us exactly like Jesus. We can know that our Father sees us like He sees Jesus—exactly. As He is, so are we (1 John 4:17).

            John understood. Maybe that’s why he lived so long. He called himself “the disciple Jesus loved.” That’s who each of us believers are, if we will only recognize our identity. It’s easier for Sabbath keepers to understand this truth, but many Sabbath keepers haven’t accepted what their Father offers them—the grace to forgive others and themselves. This is why God told us forgiveness is the first thing.

            A Sabbath keeper should understand His identity in Jesus as a beloved son of Father Love, and he should have understood his need to forgive himself and give himself a new day every day. David was a man after God’s own heart. He gave himself a new day after committing adultery and murdering the husband of the woman he slept with.

            He didn’t live a live feeling sorry for himself and his fate. Jesus redeemed the situation, allowing him to marry that woman. Jesus had to allow the death of his young son because He hadn’t come to shed His blood to break curses, even from God.

            Today we can return to the cross on the Sabbath day, allowing ourselves to see ourselves as totally forgiven with our sins forgotten and erased by our Father because of Jesus’ blood. God has given us everything in the Sabbath day, identity and forgiveness, if only we will take advantage of it. Shabbat shalom!

 

 

 

 

 


Keepers of the Fourth Commandment, Arise and Unite! Pastor Robert Scott

To the relief of those of us who keep God’s days, the Christmas season is finally over. Which days are truly God’s days? God showed us years ago that the two major tests in the end time would be the name of Jesus and one of the commandments of Jesus involving God’s day of worship. Jesus said, "If you love Me, you will keep My commandments” (John 14:15). One of Ten Commandments is a test commandment as well as one of the first covenants God made with man. The Bible clearly says that this covenant will still be in force when Jesus returns to rule the earth. Yet the vast majority of Christians today have turned their backs on this commandment. They reason around the clear words of the Bible, which never ordained Sunday as the day of rest and worship. Few keep God's day today, and even those who do keep it, keep it alone. What does the Bible say about observing it alone? Read more…

In ignorance many claim that the New Testament never repeats the Sabbath commandment. Yet as you read the gospel accounts, you will discover that the Sabbath is mentioned more than any commandment. Jesus even said, "The Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is [Divine Master] of the Sabbath” (Mark 2:27-28). 

Paul believed "everything that is in accordance with the Law and is written in the Prophets” (Acts 24:14). He declared that he had never committed any offense against the law (Acts 25:8). Never. That means when he accepted Jesus, he never stopped observing the Sabbath day. The writer of Hebrews declares, “So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God” (Heb. 4:9).

The writer leaves no doubt about which they was the Christian Sabbath, for he says that we must rest from our works as God did from His (verse 10). The member of the God Family who spoke with man in the Garden of Eden was the one who spoke the words of creation. He was Jesus before His birth as a man. Jesus made the Sabbath for man, and Adam was the first man, not the first Jew.

One of the purposes of the Sabbath is often overlooked, and it explains why believers who keep the Sabbath alone should seek out others in their area who observe the same day.

The Bible encourages us to "consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds” (Heb. 10:24). And how are we supposed to do that?

One of the ways is expressed in the very next verse: "… not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near” (Heb. 10:25).

The day of Jesus’ return is extremely close. As that day approaches, it becomes more and more important for Sabbath keepers to meet together when possible.

Why? The reason is that the Sabbath is the day of love, the day when the God whose name is Love convokes His people.

God says, "Gather My godly ones to Me, those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice” (Ps. 50:5). God's ultimate purpose is to gather His godly ones, plural, to Him on the day of His Sabbath covenant. It is indeed a sacrifice to come out of the world, even the Christian world that keeps the wrong day, and often receive persecution for obeying God.

 Those who choose to obey need encouragement. They need others to join with them and stimulate them to further good works. It's a day of fellowship with God and with other believers

God's appointed times are holy convocations, commanded assemblies where God tells us to come together to worship Him (Lev. 23:1-3). Sometimes we have to keep the Sabbath alone because we’re the only Sabbath keepers in a certain area.

In times past on our popular blog Sabbath keepers could connect. Now we are required to ask bloggers to include their emails. We don't do this to make your life difficult or to cause fear. We only do it because we are required to do so. We promise never to use your emails inappropriately.

However, posting your email so that you can post comments on a blog will allow you to communicate with us and receive answers to questions as well as to communicate other Sabbath keepers in your area who are seeking to fellowship with other believers.

 Years ago one young lady wrote how she yearned to fellowship with other Sabbath keepers. Her boyfriend and her began riding around the neighborhood and praying in the Spirit for revelation on a Sabbath home group. Her boyfriend received a word from God to stop at a certain house, where they were warmly welcomed into a Sabbath keeping group.

Finding a Sabbath home group may not be as miraculous for you, but you can make such an occurrence easier by posting your email on our blog and began posting comments. Who knows whom you may connect with in your area? You may be able to show love on the Sabbath day by your very presence as you fellowship with other believers who keep the fourth commandment.


God’s Times to Ask When, Why, and How Long, God? Pastor Robert Scott

God’s Times to Ask When, Why, and How Long, God?

 Millions of Christians are keeping Christmas again this year. But are these God’s times of celebration and introspection? When Jesus returns, He will command all mankind to keep the Sabbath and the new moons (Isa. 66:23). This is a secret Christians don’t know. There is another secret they don't know. They don't know when to complain and wrestle with God. There is a time for everything and a time to pour out our hearts before God. Most psalms of David were written on the Sabbath and the new moons. Asaph asked some troubling questions on the new moon. Why do others prosper when I have to go through these trials (Psalm 73)? Why are true Christians being persecuted and heavily tried when nominal Christians are being blessed? Stay tuned for the surprising answer…Read more…

Asaph understood the answers to his troubling questions when he entered the sanctuary of God on the new moon after he had wrestled with God about these questions (Ps. 73:17).

 Why is a congregation that has so much truth being tested and tried? Why does God allow its leading lady to pass away? Two of our deaconesses have passed away recently. Why?

 Is it like some Canadians are saying at the passing of Myles Monroe? Is it true that God took him? No, it's not. Satan took him and Satan took our deaconesses. God didn't cause it but He allowed it. He knows the end from the beginning. He knew certain congregations would be in disunity, which would allow Satan to have his way.

 After believers pass critical tests of maturity, Satan tries to take them out and he can succeed unless the congregation is in unity and speaking the right words. Wrong words can cause pain and even death (Prov. 18:21).

 The righteous man or woman is sometimes taken out to escape the evil to come (Isa. 57:1). They still have work to do, but they had passed important tests and God knew they were ready to go if Satan did take them.

 Should we ask God why? Yes, but there is a proper time and procedure for everything (Eccl. 8:6). When believers ask the whys and the whens of God at the wrong time, they can cause death. They can easily accuse the brethren. When they ask those difficult questions at the new moon, they often get God's secret answers to satisfy their curiosity.

 Knowing why God does things gives great assurance and confidence. While many Christians want to remain ignorant of those answers, others press on and find the answers as they wrestle with God on the new moon.

Why do we have to observe Satan’s days instead of God's days? When Jesus returns for a thousand years of peace, those who don't keep His days will be deprived of rain. If you keep Christmas, you'll go dry. Why can't we keep God's days and know God's secrets that He offers to His servants?

Jesus, as well as all the apostles, including Paul, kept the days ordained as God's days in Leviticus 23 (Acts 24:14).  We would have less and less questions and more and more answers from God if we did. We would be much merrier if we abandoned Christmas for the joy of Jesus received on His days.


Power and Protection Charlene Bishop
This last weekend I had the opportunity of being with the youth of our church talking about the up coming Fall Festival.  We learned about the power and protection that these days have brought to God's people throughout the centuries.  Time and time again in the bible we see where God's chosen people prospered when they kept all the commandments, statutes and ordinances of God.  Every time they forgot the law of God and turned to the false gods of the nations around them they fell into slavery.  No different today!  We see God's people again going into slavery.  Our youth were taught the meaning of the word grace from the Ancient Hebrew.  The word is made up of a letter meaning a "pitched tent" or "to camp" and a letter meaning "wall."  The Israelites would set up their tents in a sort of circle and these tents served as "a wall."  Another word from the Parent root is the letter for foot and the letter for wall which is "feast"  The participants of a festival would gather together and dance in a circle.  Additional meanings are  keep, feast, celebrate, dance, holy day, reel to and fro.  Grace is the empowerment these Holy Days bring to us.  Their deep and diverse meanings show the power of God, the plan of God and hope for mankind.  When we keep these days we can boldly stand with Jesus against our enemies because through the Holy Days we learn who Jesus is, what He did for us and in that deeper understanding of our identity in Him we can take the sword of the Word and speak boldly against our enemies.  For information regarding the ancient Hebrew refer to the "Ancient Hebrew" website by Jeff A. Benner.

Jesus' Day of Joy Pastor Robert Scott
Why Angus T. Jones calls the Sabbath a BlessingWe realized when we changed the name of a chapter in the Bible Code Broken book on our A-Z section to reflect what it was mainly talking about, the Sabbath, the views shot up! We believe people are searching for an elusive joy they can only find by meeting Jesus on His day of joy, the Sabbath. So we include here the complete blog entry revised a bit, a blog that was highly popular. Please tell us why you have personally experienced joy by keeping the Sabbath. Tell us why you can see the joy coming if you  haven't kept it yet.

Angus T. Jones, a teen TV star, begin keeping the Sabbath recently, and the word he enthusiastically used to describe it was the word, "blessing." Indeed it is!

See why this blog brought so many responses a year or so ago...

How was your week? Have you had “issues,” problems that you are dealing with that are not yet resolved? Whatever our issues, they are always difficult for us. So we thank God that many of us have received the truth about the Sabbath and how we can lay down three hours before Friday sunset our weekly cares to Jesus so we can enter His special day of joy and rejoicing, no matter what our weekly circumstances have been.  If you didn’t, do it now. Here are a few verses to consider along these lines: Rom. 13:1-12 … for now salvation is nearer than when we believed. The night is almost gone, and the day is near…. [Sabbath day picturing the end of Satan's mess that intensifies in these last days] Jer. 31:13 I will turn their mourning into joy…joy for their sorrow… [Jesus is coming to replace the days of sorrow and tribulation by His rule of love, peace and joy]. We have resurrected our popular blog by the same title, so please go right now to…   and tell us why you like Jesus’ day of joy.

Mat. 25:21"His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful slave You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.' [Sabbath day pictures the joy the world will experience when Jesus replaces Satan as world ruler].

Psalm 16:11 You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.

Sabbath is the day to come into the joy of Jesus in a special way, having laid down the troubles of the week. Have you laid down your burdens to enter into the joy surrounding the presence of our Father Love, Jesus and the Holy Spirit? While God is with us always, He poured His presence into this day. That's why it is called holy, and no other day is called holy.

We pray God's Sabbath blessing of abundant joy upon all who read this. To the men we pray strength and courage, to the women inner strength and gentleness, and to the husbands, the grace to deal with your wives with understanding. To the wives, we pray you will be like Ruth and like Esther, deserving of praise, women of excellence in whose mouth is the law of kindness. To the children, we bless you with hope for your future, that your shalom will be great. And to all, we bless you with Shabbat shalom.

You Tubes on Fall Feasts—Any Comments/Questions? Pastor Robert Scott
We are still having issues with YouTube uploads, so we are having to create a new channel each time we want to upload videos. Apparently they are having server issues and with new channels they use their new and better servers. We will post here the feast videos... Jesus Hates Christmas!, Feast Without Food?, Feast of Booze? We invite comments and questions on these videos. When a subject is so dated, we have to introduce a topic that is not dated, which is why we advertised the Sabbath book and its planned sequel on the holy days.

Sabbath Keepers, Arise! Pastor Robert Scott
Do you really want to ride on Satan’s head and on the heights of the Earth (Isa. 58:13-14)? If you do, you must pay a price many people don’t want to pay. God says that only those who are doers of His Word have a good understanding of it (Ps. 111:10). If they are not willing to obey what Jesus, the Word, says throughout His Word, in both testaments, they will not understand what will happen prophetically in these last days.
Furthermore, they will not understand their power to dominate Satan, and reading about that domination and how it works will be too much for them to take. So perhaps we should give a brief explanation of what it took about 300 pages to explain in Bible Code Broken!—The Truth about the Christian Sabbath.
It’s a thorough book about the Sabbath, and we believe it to be the first one written in plain language and covering all the major points and almost all of the silly, unbiblical excuses people have for rejecting it.
It is really quite simple. Problem is, Satan had a plan to bring warlocks into the church during the Reformation so he could be sure that the daughter churches breaking away from the mother would protest anything but the Sabbath. By the way, we don’t write, “seventh-day Sabbath,” because no such thing as a Sunday Sabbath exists in the Bible.
Furthermore, even if Jesus were resurrected on a Sunday, which we can prove He wasn’t, the Bible never says to celebrate His resurrection on Sunday. Never.
The Sabbath is the Sabbath. Sunday is never called the Sabbath in God’s Word anywhere. Never.
The Sabbath is the seventh day of the week, which can be verified in almost any dictionary or looking at almost any calendar. We say “almost” because Satan is starting already in his end-time effort to change the times and seasons of God. Daniel calls these efforts making “alterations in times and in law” (Dan. 7:25). But for anyone who truly wants to prove all things (1 Thes. 5:21), he or she can do so easily.
The Naval Observatory and other sources have confirmed that the seven-day week has never changed, even if calendar date changes have occurred. Such changes never altered the order of the seven-day week. And it is interesting to note that Jesus kept the seventh day, Friday sunset to Saturday, sunset (Luke 4:16) as the Sabbath He Himself had commanded as a day of rest and church assembly in Genesis 2:1-3, Exodus 20:8, and Leviticus 23:1-3.
When you understand that Jesus, not the Father, was the Word who spoke to men in the First Testament, and thus spoke the Ten Commandments, it’s a lot easier to see the Sabbath truth (John 1:1-18; 5:37).
Most pastors and church members today have been deceived by the Sunday lie, accepting it without searching the Word to prove it. They only twist a few verses to prove their tradition that comes from the mother church—not the Bible. She even told her protesting daughters that very fact at the end of the nineteenth century. You can see it for yourself (http://www.romeschallenge.com/).
Alas, what pastor has the courage to buck his almighty board that really runs things and risk losing the tithe money that pays him by telling the Sabbath truth to his congregation? Precious few indeed.
At this writing neither pastors nor members are able to overcome their fear of change and criticism. The sad truth is that they don’t trust Jesus to provide for them if they step out in faith and obedience to His laws.
Many believe, however, that “the law,” whatever that means to them, is now somehow done away. You must be legalistic, they say, if you contend we should obey the law. Yet if you ask any of these people which law, which one of the Ten Commandments, is no longer to be obeyed today, they will only point to one.
They will agree it is wrong to kill, steal, commit adultery, take God’s name in vain, worship idols, etc. But somehow they find a way to tell you that the Sabbath commandment doesn’t mean what it says.
So they are saying Jesus didn’t mean what He thundered on Sinai. They are saying He is lying when He says He doesn’t change (Heb. 13:8). And they think He was “just whistling Dixie” when He said in John 14:15, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.” Even the man many say hated the law, Paul, said your race did not matter, but “the keeping of the commandments of God” (1 Cor. 7:19).
Paul made a point here of not saying, “the commandments of Jesus,” which many believe are the only commandments Jesus meant when He said to obey the commandments to show your love for Him. While we know Jesus is God, when Paul used the term “God,” He was not referring only to Jesus.
But all that doesn’t matter to pastors who have rejected the Sabbath that most of them know is the only Sabbath the Bible talks about. It doesn’t matter that Jesus said the Sabbath was made for “man” (Mark 2:27-28), not only the Jew, and that He called Himself the “Divine Master,” as the Greek word based on the Hebrew adonai should be translated, of the Sabbath day.
As Master of the day, He never said not to keep it. In fact, more is written in the gospels about Him keeping the Sabbath than is written about Him keeping any other of the Ten Commandments.
Religious people reject the Sabbath today for different reasons than those religious zealots of Jesus’ day. They rejected the way Jesus kept the Sabbath in the freedom of the Holy Spirit. He left us an example of how to keep the Sabbath as Spirit-filled, New Covenant believers (1 John 2:4-6). Why don’t we?
It doesn’t matter to those who close their eyes to the truth that Hebrews 4:9-10 talks about a Sabbath rest that still remains for God’s people in the New Testament. And no matter how they want to spiritualize and explain that away, it is impossible to rest from our works “as God [Jesus] did from His” in a literal sense unless you are resting on the seventh day of the week as Jesus did in Genesis. While spiritual rest is included in the meaning, the meaning is not complete without the actual, physical rest on today’s Saturday.
Oh, have you heard one of the strangest arguments against the Sabbath? How they take one of the most powerful evidences that the Sabbath will still need to be obeyed in the last days, Matthew 24:20, and turn it totally around to say the opposite of what it is clearly saying is a mystery bound up in an enigma. Jesus was telling His end-time disciples in Judea to pray that they would not have to flee from persecution or to safety on a Sabbath day or in winter.
If winter exists in these last days, the Sabbath would also exist, which it does. Jesus said that while the Earth remains, “summer and winter…shall not cease” (Gen. 8:22). How much more would the Sabbath never cease to exist! It is an eternal covenant between God and man. Jesus made it with Adam, and according to biblical, covenant procedure, God would have to die if He broke the covenant. Adam did, but God can’t and won’t.
In the perfect world Jesus will establish when He returns, all mankind, not just the Jew, will keep the same Sabbath Jesus kept 2000 years ago when He walked the Earth, the same Sabbath the Jews keep today, the Sabbath that is a great blessing, not some curse as many believe.
Read it in Isaiah 66:23. Why would Jesus, who says He doesn’t change, give it to mankind in Genesis, reiterate in Mark 2:27-28 that He gave it to all men, declare that all mankind will keep it in the world Jesus will rule in the soon-to-come Millennium, but then declare it should not be observed from the second century to His return? Does that make any sense? In the world of those blinded by Satan from this simple truth, it somehow does. But it shouldn’t make sense to anyone willing to obey all of the Ten Commandments.
Isn’t it time you began to prepare for Jesus’ return? Isn’t it time you searched the house and found your Bible, blew the dust off it, and actually read and studied it—even obeyed it? If you don’t start to obey the Sabbath and the holy days of God we explain and post on www.freedomchurchofgod.com, you will not be able to grasp what you are about to read. You will not dominate Satan. He will dominate you.

Atonement and Sabbath Message: "Satan, You're Done!" Pastor Robert Scott
It's time, especially for Sabbath and holy day keepers, to stand up in their authority in Jesus and tell the devil where to go! Do you know what the Sabbath and the Day of Atonement prophesy?

Because our apostle had requested special understanding of the Hebrew from the Holy Spirit, Freedom Church of God has received uncommon understanding of some of the passages important to all of us in these times of tribulation. One of those that gives revelation about prophecy and the rise of the end-time Babylon is Isaiah 14.
The Holy Spirit has instructed us at Freedom Church of God to read certain Bible passages during this time of tribulation leading up to the Great Tribulation so that we can be strong in faith to escape this time of great trouble. The passages cited were Isaiah 14, the last part of chapter 49, and chapters 50-52.
We shall examine Isaiah 14 in the light of its Hebrew meaning in order to understand the concept of Babylon. Verse 1 shows that the context is the last days, which include the very last days leading up to Jesus’ return as well as the beginning of His millennial rule.
Verse 3 speaks of the end-time restoration of Sabbath rest too many of God's people: “And it will be in the day when [Jesus] gives you rest from your pain and turmoil and harsh service in which you've been enslaved.” While the beginnings of this restoration may be small, the Sabbath rest in Jesus is being restored. The church can experience no release from pain when it has lost God's Sabbath and Passover.
The very meaning of the Hebrew shabbat, according to the significance of the combination of letters, is “return to the covenant or cross.” The Sabbath is the day to celebrate our redemption by Jesus, the Passover Lamb (Deut. 5:15). The Passover is the specific celebration of Jesus’ redemptive sacrifice.
Then God tells us that we will “take up this taunt [proverb as a poem of discourse against the king of Babylon.” The Hebrew word here can only mean a taunting proverb, taunting poem, or poem of discourse.
Here is the poem as it should be translated: “How the relentless oppressor has ceased. See how the troubler of waters and pains has ceased.” The Holy Spirit has confirmed that this word should be translated “troubler” rather than “fury.” It means a troubler who muddies many waters, who causes of sore and keeps it festering to cause great pain.
Jesus then announces, as does His Sabbath day, the defeat of Satan's Babylonian system: “[Jesus] has broken the staff of the wicked, The scepter of rulers…” The staff of the wicked refers to the succession of rulers or religious leaders, the name of their source of power, or the rulers’ ability to call forth armies. The scepter of rulers refers to the ability to make law, orders or papal bulls, the ability to make final judgments, or ability to administer a government.
The king of Babylon (Satan) had two sources of power. One came from the staff of betrayal and the other from the scepter of anger-rage. The staff was a church, and the scepter was a governmental system. King ruled by terrorizing, causing fear to bring total control, taking on the minion over man never intended by God.
Jesus will break both staff and scepter. This means that all power, authority, purpose, and responsibility will have ended permanently.
Both staff and scepter, as it should be translated, “used to strike the peoples in anger-rage and fear-inducing relentless strikes which subdue the nations in anger-rage an unrestrained, merciless persecution.” Satan would use his Babylonian system to murder if necessary to keep control. No one would be allowed to stand in the way of the system when its time had come.
Isaiah 14:7 is a verse that many cite as a Bible contradiction, which it is not. The bad translation makes us ask the following question: “How can you be quiet while issuing shouts of joy?”
Here is a more correct translation according to the original Hebrew: “The whole Earth has entered God's Sabbath rest and is no longer at war. Peace has broken forth, healing and prosperity are everywhere, and the peoples celebrate in shouts of joy.”
The government of Satan, symbolized by Babylon, was never there for the interest of the people. Their welfare was of no concern, and sicknesses were never healed. Satan drew his energy from making the people poor and suffering. Pain causes light energy to flow out into Satan's demons. War keeps the pain growing and keeps Satan strong.
When we are properly keeping the Sabbath, calling forth the Kingdom of God, healing and prosperity rule in love. So when the whole world enters the Sabbath day, it cannot help but give thanks, rejoicing and shouting for joy. Wars steal peace and joy. The Sabbath rest restores peace and joy.
Three hours before the Sabbath we have the blessing of laying down the frustrations, regrets, burdens, and strife of the week, breathing a sigh of relief as we enter into Jesus’ day of joy and peace. Our greeting of Shabbat shalom becomes more than a simple salutation; the Holy Spirit makes it a joyous reality. And the Sabbath that was made for man (Mark 2:27-28) will soon be a blessing for all mankind as the Divine Master of the Sabbath returns in glory.


Sabbath Q & A Pastor Robert Scott

Does High Sabbath mean that it is a day of greater peace and joy than a regular Sabbath? Carol


Carol,
Carol, We would say that the high Sabbaths are days of greater celebration, where the physical feasting is heightened by being able to do more food preparation, and they do picture specific parts of God's plan of love and thus give greater joy and peace in specific ways. They do indeed result in greater peace and joy because of their nature and especially because they are celebrated in a special spirit of thanksgiving as we rejoice and thank God for the specific prophecy or promise in His plan of love.

Can peace come to one’s heart if we are always looking at the Sabbath as to what we cannot do? Our pastor said that the Sabbath steals one’s peace because it is a day specializing in cant’s. Raymond

Raymond,
It's too bad legalistic Sabbath keepers have given Jesus' day of joy bad press. Why do we look at any of God's commandments in a negative way? God did indeed give some "thou shalt nots" in the Ten Commandments, but it's the way we look at them that is important. These are boundaries of love and protection, just as we give boundaries to children to bless and protect them. Yes, there are some things that are no-no’s, regardless of conscience, on the Sabbath, but if we approach them in the "I can't" mode rather than the "I choose not to do this because I love You, Jesus" mode, we are still missing the mark. God wants us to grow in love for Him so that on the day of Love and joy we can obey Him because of our abundant love for Him, not out of fear of breaking the rules. Love casts our fear. But people are in fear of the Sabbath and its rules because they don't really know the God of love we are blessed to get to know on the Sabbath day. Legalism is a demon. God is Love. That does not mean He does not have laws, even specific ones. Specific do's and don'ts are not legalism unless you embrace the demon of legalism instead of the God who is Love. Your pastor, whether he be a warlock or not, is making excuses for not showing love to Jesus by obeying Him (John 14:15).

Trumpets Turnover and Turnaround Pastor Robert Scott
The Day of Trumpets celebrates the return of King Jesus to rule this Earth. While the term, “day of the Eternal,” refers to the year of Jesus’ wrath, He comes back on one literal day: “In that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives…” (Zech. 14:4).

“It will come about also in that day the great trumpet will be blown, and those were perishing in the land of Assyria and who were scattered in the land of Egypt will come and worship [Jesus] in the holy mountain at Jerusalem” (Isa. 27:13). That literal day is the Day of Trumpets.


We celebrate this day with great joy as the major day of new moon turnover of the entire year. But it pictures more than a turnover, as the world will begin to turn over its problems to Jesus. It will also be the day of turnaround. Jesus will begin to turn man's ways based on Satan's attitudes to God's ways of love. The prosperity of the Kingdom of Love will begin. And this Day of Trumpets, as we turn over financial and other problems to Jesus, can also begin the turnaround of Kingdom prosperity for us.

Speaking of the same time, Isaiah prophesies: “And the light of Israel will become a fire and his Holy One a flame, And it will burn and devour his thorns and his briars in a single day” (Isa. 10:17). While the principal prophetic meaning of this verse is that Jesus will burn the king of Assyria’s thorns (demonic attacks), it also refers to the King of modern Assyria (Germany), the beast who will head a United Europe that will destroy our Western Israelite nations. Some of these captives in Germany and other parts of the world ruled by the beast will be more than physical Israelites such as Americans and Canadians. They will now be believers who will have turned to Jesus in repentance.

Jesus will literally save the day. In one day He will begin to turn their captivity and mourning into unspeakable joy. He will turn their poverty into prosperity—Kingdom prosperity. We can call on that same turnaround on this Day of Trumpets.

Isaiah says: “A destruction is determined, overflowing with righteousness” (Isa. 10:17). In the day of Jesus’ return, He will destroy the physical and spiritual enemies of His people, the thorns of verse 17 symbolizing demons. If we turn over our problems to Jesus on this Day of Trumpets, we are allowing Him to destroy the evil elements in our lives so we can be “overflowing with righteousness” and also overflowing with Kingdom prosperity. He will remove the financial and other burdens and yokes off our necks (verse 27).

These yokes will be broken “because of fatness.” Some have translated this phrase, “because of the anointing,” which is a true statement. However, the word literally means fatness or prosperity. The oxen are so big and strong that the yoke around their necks breaks. As we turn over our problems to Jesus, we allow Him to prosper our souls, which allows us to prosper in every way (3 John 2).

In Isaiah 10:24-27 God tells us not to fear the Rod of Satan the oppressor since it is Jesus who will take His rod and staff to break the neck of Satan and our enemies. This is a day of celebration, a celebration of the victory we have in King Jesus. As we trust Him and turn over our burdens to the Burden bearer, He will begin the turnaround in our lives, turning our attacks of lack into Kingdom prosperity for the proclamation of His coming to turn this world around. Have a joyous Feast of Trumpets! Shabbat shalom!