Like the same reason Christians don’t sacrifice animals,
Because we need to divide the Word of God to the right time periods,
The Sabbath, again, applies to JEWS.
This is mainly a Seventh Day Adventist thing, but
Talks of “keeping the Sabbath” will be trending amongst other evangelical Christians that don’t apply dispensationalism.
To reiterate the same concept,
SIGNS are for the JEWS.
And keeping the SABBATH was a SIGN for the JEWS. (Ezekiel 20:20) (1 Cor 1:22)
20 And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the Lord your God.22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
After Jesus Christ died on the cross, the animal burning and sabbath keeping no longer apply to Christians (Gentiles) because Jesus essentially fulfilled the LAW (WORKS) for all believers. (Which is why Christians are saved by Faith alone).
Seventh Day Adventist will argue against this “Jew only” position by pointing to passages that mention gentiles (Isaiah 56:2,6)
2 Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.6 Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the Lord, to serve him, and to love the name of the Lord, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;They will use “stranger” in verse 6 to apply to gentiles but again,
If we apply the proper context and apply dispensation, we conclude that both (Jew+Gentile) will have to observe the Sabbath during the millennial (Future), NOT during this current time period.
Lets examine what the rest of the verses BEFORE and AFTER these verses say,
1Thus saith the Lord, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.3 Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the Lord, speak, saying, The Lord hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.4 For thus saith the Lord unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;5 Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.
7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.From this we can gather that God has to,
1) Restore the sacrifices
2) Reign in His Holy mountain
God is obviously NOT doing this NOW… So when is He going to do this?
In the FUTURE. (look back at verse 1 again, talking about the FUTURE):
1Thus saith the Lord, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.Did he save the whole world yet? Did he reveal His righteousness to the whole world yet?
No, he did not do this PUBLICALLY yet.
When’s the ONLY time in the future he will publically do this?
Rev. 20, where He reigns in the millennium for 1000-years.
Now here in Verse 8,
8 The Lord God, which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.Again, the only time His outcasts will be regathered in Israel is the Millenium.
Furthermore in Isaiah 55:12-13, this is talking about nature being restored, which only happens during the millennium
12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.Lastly, we can also look at Isaiah 66:22:
22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain.
23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord.24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.
“New Heavens and New Earth” again, refers to the FUTURE.
Verse 24 mentions going to hell if you don’t keep the Sabbath… Yes this is true – but for the millenium.