Isaiah 58 – Consequences?

Posted: September 22, 2011 in Isaiah 58

A witness, in the sense that I am using the word, is a man whose life and faith are so completely one that when the challenge comes to step out and testify for his faith, he does so, disregarding all risks, accepting all consequences. Whittaker Chambers

First off i believe there are consequences to everything i do and say in my life. Sometimes those consequences are enjoyed and sometimes they are endured. i already said that there are consequences of my delighting myself in Him which includes a Sabbath Day but are there consequences if i do not keep a Sabbath Day or for that fact the rest of Isaiah 58? If anyone is reading this please read carefully so there is no misunderstanding. This is about me and my relationship with the Father so don’t just take what i say and try to apply it to your life. No guilt nor condemnation is being inflicted upon anyone including my children and grandchildren if or when they read this.

The book of James says, if i break one Commandment i have broken them all. Then the question can be asked, if the Sabbath is Saturday and if i am supposed to be keeping the true Sabbath day then aren’t most Christians guilty of breaking God’s law. This for me is a wrong question and if i ask it i am sure to get a wrong answer. After all is posted on Isaiah 58 i am sure it pertains to me an my relationship with God and not what everyone else is saying, thinking or doing. The Bible says that only a few will find the straight and narrow gate. i am pressing in to be one of the few and that does not imply that anyone else is not.

Noah preached for 120 years that a great flood was coming and only 8 were saved. Jesus said that at the time of His second coming it is going to be like in the days of Noah. Why is it that i only acknowledge what i want to see?

Hosea prophesied that God’s people would perish for a lack of knowledge which does not sound fair but then he explains it is because they would reject knowledge in regards to the Commandments of God, so He in return would reject them. Considering how many times i have rejected knowledge on the Sabbath Commandment, and others, this sadly makes perfect sense.

It appears that everyone has a different idea about this issue of the Seventh day Sabbath truth. When there is so much confusion and conflicting information i know that deception reigns and i seriously need to investigate to find what the truth really is and especially when the consequences for deliberate sin is to be left out of the kingdom.

The Bible tells me clearly in Daniel that a persecuting power would change God’s laws which it did – the Seventh Day Sabbath became the first day sabbath without God’s approval. The book of Daniel also refers to this change of God’s law by the antichrist power as reaching to the host of heaven and trampling the heavenly sanctuary under foot. i find the same expression used in Hebrews chapter ten in reference to wilful sin.

Hebrews 10:26-29 “For if we sin WILFULLY after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth NO more sacrifice for sins, … He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose you, shall he be thought worthy, who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and has counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and has done despite unto the Spirit of grace?”

This passage warns me that there remains no sacrifice to cover wilful sin and to continue in wilful sin is to trample the Son of God under foot and to treat Christ’s work on the cross as an unholy thing despite being under grace. This is a warning i should… no must, take very seriously.

A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures – and that is the basis of all human morality. Winston Churchill


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