Tuesday, January 21, 2014

When Lawlessness Abounds

At all times, My children, obeying the commandments in My Holy Word are your best and safest course of action. You wish to know what is coming in your future, in the future of the earth’s people, and I wish to warn you, though there is much you cannot “handle” knowing, for if I reveal too much to you, you would be overcome by fear when I desire you would walk by faith. Faith in Me and My power to protect you; Faith in Me for the outcome though much evil will abound; Faith in My Word, that even though everything around you will seem as chaos, I am still in control behind what you see.

Though lawlessness shall abound, I desire My people would carry on as you do now, obeying the laws as best you can by obeying Me and My Word.

All the world will seem to have lost reason in the coming times, My precious children, and with reason. They have rejected My reasoning. They have rejected My rule, My laws, and My Kingdom, so I shall hand them over to theirs.

Sin will prevail around you and evil shall abound, as it always does when the thoughts of men are only evil continually. Do not give in to sin, My people, but keep yourselves unsoiled from it, that I may protect you in this time.

My protection of My own and My miraculous provision for you is what will reveal who is Mine.
Just as in the time of the original exodus of My people of Israel from Egypt, only My own shall be fed with manna and given water from The Rock. Only My own shall be protected from plagues and evil armies.

So you see, My children, you truly have nothing to fear in what is coming. Your part is simple.
Believe and obey.

I love you with an everlasting love that will never die, My precious children.

Never doubt Me.

Soon you will be here with Me in heaven, rejoicing!     

1 John 2:3: And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

John 10:27: My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

Romans 6:16: Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

2 Cor. 5:7: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

Matthew 24:12: And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

1 Samuel 8:7: And the Lord said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.

Gen. 6:5: And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Ex. 16:15: And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the Lord hath given you to eat.

Ex. 17:6: Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.

Neh. 9:15: Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.

Ps. 91:10: There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

Ps. 91:5-8:

5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

Jer. 31:3: The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

21 comments:

Glenn Schultz said...

this brings up discussion that happens all the time in declaring what the commandments are..is it the 2 in the new testament where we love God with all we have, and love others as ourselves? or do we go back to the ten in the front of the book where those in the messianic or hebrew roots movement say that the church is messing up on keeping the sabbath day when Israel keeps it sundown friday and to sundown saturday, and that the church has sabbath on sunday…then we are told that Jesus is our sabbath rest. what would you say glynda?

Angela April said...

Yesterday I was having a bath at midnight, (long story but we are late owls as we homeschool). It shares a wall with the conservatory.
Suddenly I heard the locked conservatory double doors being opened which set my 1 yr dog barking. I heard a crash. Now I was certain there was someone definitely in our conservatory.
SO I shouted GO AWAY IN JESUS NAME!
The person turned around and shut the door behind him.
I called for my teenage girls but the eldest only came to calm the dog down.
She checked the door and it was locked. My dog is still skittish so I know someone was really there.
We have been having a visit from a dragon type demon for the last week, obviously doing recon. Which I did say Go away in Jesus name.

Two years ago we actually had a home invasion (4 black men in balaclavas)through the temporary conservatory doors we had then, but I had been warned about them in a dream 2 days before. They did not harm us but stole my hubby's Apple laptop.

I thought the new doors and the 4 new locks would stop invasions, turns out only the Holy Name of Jesus can stop invasions.

Something has been trying to kill us for many years. If anyone feels led to, could you pray for us as we have been microwaved frequently, and even a drone was sent to DEW us in the summer.
They have even beamed into my bedroom at 3.15am but the Name of God =Yehovah sent them away.

My hubby has been redundant since Feb 2013, so could you pray about this too. Satan orchestrated that too.
We need to know how to pay the mortgage. Jesus has helped us before but we are running out of funds.

Deborah Thomas said...

Glenn, an answer to your question…
I think this brings to the attention of those who are called by His name, are being told and reminded by God Himself, to keep HIS commandments. He does not say, just the ten, or the two, or the ones taught by the various movements, He says, My Commandments, which begin to be stated in the first five books, and then continue to be stated throughout His Word to the book of Revelation. Jesus (Yahshua) is the Word (Genesis-Revelation) made flesh who dwelt among us, and continues to dwell among us through the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) to keep His commandments. If we keep His commandments we are “resting” in Him, as He is Lord of the Sabbath.

Deborah Thomas




Jason Haeger said...

I am not Glynda, but I would go with what the Spirit writes on your heart. If you live by direction of the Spirit, you obey the commandments, for the Spirit, the Father, and the Son are one. That communion is vital to the life of every believer.

Remember to test the spirits, and compare with scripture. God will not contradict Himself.

Glynda Linkous said...

Jason Haeger, I agree completely!

todaynow said...

It is nice to know the future even if it is 'scary'. Because then we got a chance to change it. Those with their head in the sand will suffer for it.
It has been said by God's prophets that God need people to work through, otherwise He cannot do anything. And "Faith without works is dead".
So, if we know what is coming, then we can work to change it.
Of course, money has shown up at the last moment when I needed it, (even when I did not know I needed). Ha Ha on me, eh? Glad it showed up.
There is a saying, "Grant me the strength to change the things I can change, the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference."
That sums it up perfectly.

John Knebel said...

I feel like I should comment on Angela's comment. Demons don't usually attack someone of this magnitude unless someone in the household is doing some kind of sin or has unrepentant sin in their heart. Something could be wrong that would attract demons to their household. If the person(s) is bringing lost souls to Christ, is living a life in accordance to the will of God, then the person should be protected from such attacks. I've had to deal indirectly with spirits of darkness for about two years while the Lord was teaching me about spiritual warfare and tactics. So what Angela is saying does not make sense to me, why her household has to keep fighting off demons. It's as if demon spirits are out to get this person no matter what. Demons get provoked if your either inviting them into your household somehow or your doing something to ruin the enemy's plans. The latter the Lord would sometimes allow for testing the person's faith and building them up for greater Kingdom work at a later time.

It sounds as if your living in fear. Rebuke the spirit of fear in Jesus name and cast it out of your household. I feel you might be undergoing some kind of test the Lord is allowing you to experience to prepare you and possibly your household for some greater work. Examine your hearts. Look for any kind of sin and repent of any sins with an sincere heart. Get rid of anything in the house that is sinful. The family should use the authority given to them by Christ over the household and claim it under the power of Jesus' Blood. Invite the Holy Spirit to come into your household. You are going to need to spend a period of time to fast and pray, if possible. The spirits that are attacking you are strong, but do not fear them. Ask the Lord for guidance and help and also ask for protection from the enemy. Remember "He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world" (1st John 4:4).

When was the last time your household tithed? It's been a long time hasn't it? Even though your funds are low and almost gone, there is one thing you can do. Read Malachi 3:8-12, Hebrews 13:15-16, Habakkuk 2:2-3. Spend time not only in prayer, but also in thanksgiving and praise to our Lord and savior. For the Lord inhabits the praises of His people. The one and only thing you can test God on is in your tithing. It takes greater faith to give what little a person has to the Lord then if it's done through the abundance of wealth and it's also important to do it cheerfully. This is likely the hardest thing to do when funds are almost out. The Lord works through faith. Faith is also trusting in the Lord. Is He not God Almighty, Lord over all? Nothing is impossible to God. Ask the Lord for guidance in this and He will help you. Tithing is very important to God, not because He needs our money, but because He entrusted us to use it in a manner that would build His Kingdom.

I've spoken often about tithing because I know it means a lot to Father God for us to be obedient to His will. It's an honor when a person can be obedient to the Father's will that He would use that person as an example for others to follow. Then He would pour out such blessings, that there is no room for the person to contain it, but to give it out to others, that the Lord may receive more glory from it. It's a good thing to live a life in peace and joy that surpasses all understanding through Christ, our savior. This message is not just for Angela, but for anyone else who is going through financial difficulties and/or spiritual attacks. Remember to trust in the Lord in all things and He will get you through your toughest battles and struggles.

Glenn Schultz said...

Jason, then answer me this… how is it that there are 2 entities competing with each other in that the sunday church people are led by pastors who aren't bothered by the sabbath, and the other being the torah movement that says in order to obey the commandments that are in the the front of the book, you are in error by doing the sunday thing.. both say they are led by the spirit, but the 2 sides are clearly in conflict with each other. so if they are both saying God is leading them and they don't agree with each other, there is 2 different angles and how can they both be right if led by God? nobody seems to answer the question….

Theron Worden said...

Glory to our Hevenly Father forever & ever. His Love never die's. It an everlasting Love. Amen! He has kept me in his safety. I will obey his word & stay in his Love. Alway's stay in the Love of God. He will never forsake you no mater what is going on around you. Never fear anything around you. He is there with you just Believe. That's all you need to do.

John Knebel said...

Few people would comment on the Sabbath law as written in the Ten Commandments because first of all, they would have to explain why or why not keep the Sabbath on Saturday. There is a lot of history a person would have to research on why the Saturday worship/rest was moved from Saturday to Sunday for the Christian and why it's still on Saturdays for the Jewish people. This is not some simple subject that a person can just explain away in just a sentence or two. They would have to write several pages of history lessons and explain cultural differences of the past four-thousand years to today's time.

Allow me to ask you this question: Do you think that Jesus would love you more if you followed the "Old Covenant" laws because you felt you had do so as some kind of religion like it was forced on you to do? Or would He love you more if you worshiped and praised Him on Sundays or any other day because you have love for Him and desire a true relationship with Him as part of the "New Covenant"?

The answer to that kind of question is that He loves you and died on the cross so you can have a relationship with Him regardless of whether you worship Him on Saturday or Sunday or any other day for that matter. Read Matthew chapter 12. Jesus has said in Matthew 12:8 that, "For the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath." Jesus summed up all the commandments to just two laws, "To love God with all your heart, soul, mind and body and to love your neighbor as yourself."

The "Old Covenant" was set without any power, "Do this and live". People could not keep the laws despite their best efforts, because no one is perfect. As stated in Romans 3:23, "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus..." Christ did not come in human form during the "Old Covenant" time period. So people could not have their sins completely washed away, only covered up by the blood of animal sacrifices. The "New Covenant" includes the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and being Born-again of the Spirit which includes God writing His laws on your heart. The willingness to obey will be in our hearts, it will be our greatest desire. The "New Covenant" was made possible only through the shedding of Christ's blood on Calvary to wash our sins away.

Showing Christ love to those around us is the best way to witness for him. My advice to you would be to ask Jesus yourself, if you feel in your spirit to worship and praise on Saturday as your Sabbath, then by all means do so. The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.

Remember the history. The Israelites were slaves in Egypt for four hundred years. During that time they forgot how to live, except as a slave. When taken into the wilderness, God had to teach them to set aside some time for them to rest and focus on Him. Otherwise they would work all the time to death through long hours, because that's all they knew regarding freedom.

But as for myself, I prefer to spend time with the Lord every day, as much as I can. I love feeling the Lord's presents and love in my heart. So for me every day is a kind of Sabbath, even to praise in the work place. It's more important to be the "salt and light" in the world, then to demonstrate our resolve to rest at home and avoid what is "work" in our terminology. It all depends on what's in your heart. Ask yourself this question, "Why do I do the things I do for the Lord?" Is it really for the Lord or for yourself?

Having said all this, the answer to the Sabbath question is that both parties are right. Spending time with the Lord and resting is important regardless of what day it is done on. God looks at your heart and sees what kind of motivation is driving you to set aside time for Him.

Holy Archangel Candles said...

Dear John, well articulated post. Enjoyed reading it, thank you.

I was going to mention from my own experience as well. While I have never felt the Lord correct me on the day of worship and rest chosen, I have had it gently brought to my attention for ignoring the day chosen.

Magnolia said...

The Lord has already begun protecting his children in extraordinary ways. I have absolutely seen Him work in seemingly impossible situations over and over. He has taught me to repent, obey and trust Him through all circumstances. I am so grieved by Christians around me that think that they must operate by the arm of flesh to work their will in their situations. Please walk with Him through your circumstances. He is waiting for you to turn to Him.

I have been compelled to keep the Sabbath and forgo some other celebrations that do not align with His word. By reading the prophets and Revelations the Holy Spirit impressed this revelation on me. I noticed that He directed warnings to those who have eyes to see and ears to hear. Finding these writings to be confusing at first, i asked Him to give me eyes to see and ears to hear. I do not keep this perfectly nor does it secure my salvation. As soon as I began doing that, the spiritual warfare surrounding me has intensified considerably. God has taught me discernment through it. He has protected me, provided for me and ministered to me. I have tremendous joy because of His presence. I do not have anything against brothers and sisters who don't have the same convictions. I am just reporting what the Holy Spirit has taught me and the effects of that obedience.

I have learned to be sensitive to and obey all promptings of the Holy Spirit. They have served as my protection time and again. I have learned to pray without ceasing. Sometimes I am prompted to act on a warning, but many times the only action required (or available to me) is prayer and faith in Him to deliver.

Every verse in your Bible is there to teach us about the character of our Lord and the way that He works in our lives. He has not changed, learn His ways and begin to trust Him to work in your situation.

Lois Baldridge-Roseberry said...

Hello and Praise our Lord Jesus,

I've read all the comments today and would like to share a resource. I am homebound so I worship via internet at Northland Church. Today they had Matthew Sleeth, MD as guest speaker. His website is: http://matthewsleethmd.com/

Dr. Sleeth teaches about the sabbath. He looks at the 10 commandments and talks about the 4th at great length and how to apply it in our lives. He is easy to follow and he sticks to scripture.

If you would like to listen to his service from today you can access it via Northland Church: http://www.northlandchurch.net/worship/

In my humble opinion the letter of the law quenches the spirit where there is liberty.

God used this scripture to break the bondage of wrong teaching I was under many years ago. It is in 1 John 2:26-27:
26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.
27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not than any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
Further in 1 John 3:23-24:
23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
24 And he that keepeth his comandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.
The book of 1 John teaches us about the love of God and what it means to the believer and how to keep his commandments.
By His mercy and grace our Savior leads and guides us by the power of the Holy Spirit into all truth that sets us free.
In my observations while reading the new testament I didn't notice any discussion as to which day was considered the official sabbath....the disciples met daily going house to house, breaking bread and praising God. Jesus had gone about healing people on the official sabbath and the pharisees were offended because they said it was not allowed to work on that day....yet Jesus did it anyway. Perhaps He is telling us not to be bound by such a dictate....the work of His kingdom is available any time.

When John was given visions he recorded in the book of Revelation he prepared to write a certain one down and was told not to write it. God in his wisdom knows what to show us and when. We walk by faith and not by sight. I have found great peace by sticking to the study of Jesus and how he lived and ministered rather than searching information about the future. Because He lives my future is in Him and that is what carries me forward.

My thanks to Glynda for sharing the word of the Lord with us. My prayers are that the believers will seek the will of the Lord for their lives and be obedient to the leading of the Holy Spirit and to walk in love.

May God bless you all.

Lois Baldridge-Roseberry said...

Some resources that may be of interest:

http://matthewsleethmd.com/

http://www.northlandchurch.net/worship/

Since I'm homebound I worship each week with Northland Church online. This Sunday they had a guest speaker, Dr. Matthew Sleeter who spoke about the sabbath. Very easy to follow and he sticks like glue to the scriptures. I found it to be a very good teaching and thought I'd share it with you.

Because He lives I can face tomorrow
Because He lives all fear is gone
Because I know He holds my future
And life is worth the living just because He lives

Glynda, many thanks for sharing your Wings of Prophecy with us.

God Bless You all.

Glenn Schultz said...

(part 1)

John Knebel, that was a very good response. I don't have much in the negative to reply with. I have gone through much info on the sabbath and the altering from saturday to sunday. when someone posts the question of the true sabbath, I think its a given they would be knowledgeable of the issues. The other thing I bring up since people usually go there, is the jew gentile realm. most of the church is new covenant and does not pay much attention to the front of the book, since many believe that its for the jews. there's something about this that is like being on auto pilot in one's beliefs depending on the upbringing in their faith. The point I wanted to bring was the entities of Israel and the church. some say a different definition of the church is assembly. But let's look back at the lineage of Jesus. Matthew has it go back to Abraham. First off, Abraham was not a jew. He was gentile. then the definition of gentile. some say its simply non jewish. others say it means out of covenant. But we know early on, they were known as hebrews, or crossed over. So look at the scripture when Jesus says He was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel. Matt 15:24. Did we read that right? How does the church see this statement? that if they aren't Israel, how are they saved? how do they fit in? we could simply say that since there is no more jew or gentile, and are all grafted in, then the point is now moot. or that since the jews rejected Him, then it was possible for all to be saved. either way, all can come to Him. But back to the jewish thing. we know God is the God of abrahan isaac, and jacob. then jacob's name was changed to Israel. So there is the start of Israel. But then jacob has 12 sons, and one of them is named Judah. or can we see it like JEWdah? So here is the beginning of the jewish people. we know Jesus is the lion from the tribe of Judah. so we can see that prior to jacob's sons coming into the fray, we don't have the jewish factor. case in point in the front of the book.

Exodus 31:13
King James Version (KJV)

13 Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you.

Glenn Schultz said...

(part 2)

So when we look back early on, we see the 12 tribes, but can we conclude that not all of them are jewish? many just think they are, but I challenge people to search this out. when we look at the land where the 12 tribes lived, we see that the 10 northern tribes were taken captive at a point, then the 2 southern also at another time. does this prove anything about the jew/gentile issue. maybe. maybe not. but the bottom line is can there be people today that are Israel, but not jews? that is one major point torah/hebrew roots teachings say is important. then we have Jesus bring in the church in the new testament. most N.T believers say that paul says in scripture we are no longer under the law. so no need to study torah. but et definition of sin is transgression of the law. seems like a catch 22. Jesus said I have not come to abolish the law but rather fulfill it. so does that mean fulfilling erases it from that point on? there are many things that are being taught that are contrary to one another. yet all the different ministries say they are led by the Spirit, but clearly don't teach the same thing…. also way back when before the gregorian calendar came out, by looking at days of week, they simply said day1,or 2, etc. the sabbath was known as day 7. so how can we look at our calendar today and if one is led to follow the work 6 days, and rest on 7, what is day one today? on the far left of the calendar? that would be sunday. so sunday thru friday is work 6 and rest on saturday. thats where the torah keepers get what they practice. others just deal with western culture that isn't setup for this true sabbath likes Israel of today does, so they work monday thru saturday, and rest on sunday. there is so much more than can be written about, it becomes a book. I only touched the surface. but not everyone will care to study it out. they have decided what they will do. All I can say is after hearing the saturday sabbath realm, I prayed and asked if I was in error of what I was doing by mainly working on saturday and going to church on sunday, that He needed to get me another job to change the issue. A few days later, I was online dealing with y internet service and had 2 issues to deal with. since I could type chat with customer service, they asked me my problem, and it connected me to a person on other end. their name shows up on screen. "grace" was the name. so I was done with the first issue, and they asked if I had anything else. I did. but they had to transfer me to another person in different dept. so their name shows up. "gracein". so right there I had a supernatural connection that gave me my answer. At least for the moment, He says His grace is sufficient. it was unusual in how it came, but God can connect anyway He wants to answer. I have some rather unusual other things that happened 10 years ago that gives me a clue to something about chicago. it was confirmed in a secondary way a year and a half later. still waiting on the details of specifics on what the calling is...

Deirdre said...

I have witnessed more near misses in the car than ever before. People are selfishly distracted on their cell phones. And I have noticed more people without common reason.
FATHER have mercy and help!
Deirdre

Randy and Kathy Furman said...

Glynda,
Could you please clarify something in the above post? Regarding: Though lawlessness shall abound, I desire My people would carry on as you do now, obeying the laws as best you can by obeying Me and My Word.

Is that in reference to obeying the laws of the land as best we can as long as they do not conflict with the laws of God or is it in reference to obeying His laws as best we can?

Thanks

Glynda Linkous said...

Kathy,

I will have to pray and ask the Lord, I was not completely clear when He spoke that to me. Sometimes He will clarify things He has said later to me, so I will ask Him. By the way, I think Jerry is looking for an address to write you back -
- Glynda

Michael Rodriguez said...

As my studies have directed me and what YHWH has brought to my attention on the Sabbath I believe from sundown friday evening to sundown saturday evening. Being thats how hebrew days were divided from sundown to sundown and the hebrew calendar being one of a solar and lunar format. But if you wish to understand when and why the sabbath was changed for convictions of your own heart. I would referre you to the Council of Nicea or Nicene Council held by the holy roman emperor Constantine I. In or around the year 325AD following the creation of the catholic(universal) church inwhich the roman emperor held a council with the then elders of the faith that still were observing Torah except with the prophetic fulfillment and renewed covenant of the Messiah of Israel. It was at that time when Constantine I wrote the edicts that would reshape the faith according to scriptural Law and other precepts of the faith. Its rather quite telling in the transcripts of the council and the historical fact that Rome was a very anti-semitic empire that wanted very little to associate with the jews and Judaism. And because so they claimed in the council "so to not be associated with the judaizers whom killed our lord christians shall observe a rest on the lords day the 1st day. And anyone found observing a rest on the sabbath is anathema."
The Ten Commands, or Words/teachings in the hebrew, is the ETERNAL Covenant between YHWH and israel, the marriage contract or vows if you will. That YHWH called the heavens and the earth as witnesses to. (Hence why Yahshua said "not til the heavens and the earth pass away, shall one jot or tittle pass away from the Law and the prophets!" Its all outlined by the ancient hebrew marriage covenant study that and then read exodus concerning these matters and its blatant and so in the new testmnt) and the Sabbath YHWH's rest is the Sign of the Eternal Covenant. Read all Exod 31:12-18
"....so the sons of Israel shall observe the Sabbath, to celebrate the Sabbath throughout their generations, as a PERPETUAL COVENANT, it is a SIGN between ME and the sons of Israel FOREVER. for in six days I YHWH made the heavens and the earth, but on the seventh day He ceased from labor, and was refreshed."
Ezek 20:12 "and also I gave them my sabbaths to be a SIGN between ME and them, that they might know that I am YHWH who santifies them."
Hebrews 4:9-
"There remains therefore a Sabbath rest for the ppl of YHWH. For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as YHWH did from His."
"Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall through following the same example of disobedience."


Emek Michael said...

Michelle,

that means by the scripture of Israel doing this forever, and then you have entity of "the church" I have seen teachers say that people are both (the hebrew roots movement does this) but where or when in a typical church have people been told they are Israel? they would think that as very strange since most think Israel are "the jews". yet we know that only when Jacob had sons, that Judah actually was the start of the jews. that suggests that when the commands were given, that there weren't jews but hebrews. so the bottom line is... people are pushing keeping the commandments, which I have no major issue with, but you have a ton of sunday worshippers being told they are not following the commands by doing the sunday thing instead of the true sabbath. so are we Israel, or the church? if there are 2 entities, how can one be both? what about grace? also the new testament highlights something. it says that the 2 greatest commands are love God with everything you have, and love your neighbor as yourself. these 2 are the hinge of the law and prophets.. if Jesus said He came to fulfill the law where people are getting the correct sabbath from, doesn't fulfill mean "complete" also Jesus is our sabbath rest the scripture says.