The Sabbath A Seal Of God

FIRST SABBATH (creation week) = He gave us Life!
SECOND SABBATH (in tomb) = He gave us New Life!

Did you know~ 108 languages of the World still call the Seventh day “SABBATH”

The Sabbath is here …
Before sin…   Genesis 2:2-3
After sin…       Exodus 20:3-17
After Christ…  Matthew 24:20, Mark 16:1, Luke 23:56, Acts 13:42,44, Acts 16:13, Hebrews 4:4,8-9
In Heaven…    Isaiah 66:23-24 

Genesis 2:2-3 “And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.”

Exodus 20:3-17 “Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.”

Hebrews 4:4,8-9 “For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.”

Isaiah 66:23-24 “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. 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.”

Daniel 7:25 “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”

“The authority of the church could therefore not be bound to the authority of the Scriptures, because the Church had changed the Sabbath into Sunday, not by command of Christ, but by its own authority.” Canon and Tradition, p. 263

“Is not every Christian obliged to sanctify Sunday and to abstain on that day from unnecessary servile work? Is not the observance of this law among the most prominent of our sacred duties? But you may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify.” -James Cardinal Gibbons, The Faith of Our Fathers (1917 ed.), pp. 72, 73.

“The Catholic church,” declared Cardinal Gibbons, “by virtue of her divine mission changed the day from Saturday to Sunday.” Catholic Mirror Sept. 23 1983. (Official organ of Cardinal Gibbons)

Question – Which is the Sabbath day? 
Answer – Saturday is the Sabbath day. 
Question – Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday? 
Answer – We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church, in the Council of Laodicea (A.D. 364), transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.” The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, p. 50, 3rd ed.

“The Bible says, Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day. The Catholic church says, No! By my divine power I abolish the Sabbath day, and command you to keep the first day of the week. And lo, the entire civilized world bows down in reverent obedience to the command of the holy Catholic church!” Father Enright, C.S.S.R. of the Redemptoral College, Kansas City, History of the Sabbath, p. 802

“Perhaps the boldest thing, the most revolutionary change the Church ever  did, happened in the first century. The holy day, the Sabbath, was changed  from Saturday to Sunday. “The day of the Lord” was chosen, not from any  direction noted in the Scriptures, but from the Church’s sense of its own power …. People who think that the Scriptures should be the sole  authority, should logically become Seventh-day Adventists, and keep Saturday holy.” (Saint Catherine Church Sentinel, Algonac, Michigan, May 21, 1995.)

“Sunday is a Catholic institution and its claim to observance can be defended only on Catholic principles … From beginning to end of Scripture there is not a single passage that warrants the transfer of weekly public worship from the last day of the week to the first.” (Catholic Press, Sydney, Australia, August, 1990.)

The Almighty says in the Old Testament…

Exodus 20:8-11 ” Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.”

He then says in the New Testament… 

Hebrews 4:4,8,9 “For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.”

STRONG’S # 4520 sabbatismos {sab-bat-is-mos’}

from a derivative of 4521; TDNT – 7:34,989; n m

AV – rest 1; 1

1) a keeping sabbath
2) the blessed rest from toils and troubles looked for in the
age to come by the true worshippers of God and true Christians

You may be wondering why it is so important that we keep the Sabbath? The importance of the Sabbath has to do with “who we will choose to obey.” The Lord commands that we worship Him on the Sabbath. The Devil under the authority of the Roman Catholic church says we should worship on Sunday. I ask, “Why is the devil attacking the Sabbath?”

The Bible speaks of a mark that will be enforced directly before the second coming of Jesus Christ.  The word “MARK” as it is expounded upon in the “American Heritage Electronic Thesaurus” comes with numerous variations to the word. For example, the words, “evidence,  sign,  witness, symbol,  indicator, stamp, token, signification, label, seal, brand, and imprint” can all be used alternatively  just as easy.

Revelation 13:16-17 “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”

Why is this mark so important, and what are the actual features of a mark? Have you ever signed a document to validate or confirm that it is authentic? Have you ever given your “seal of approval” on something? Have you ever “marked” an item of yours as proof of ownership? In government, this is a fact of life. As we know, signing a document actually authenticates that document. An official seal or signature always has three distinct features: 

•  (1) The name of the official

•  (2) The title

•  (3) The territory

So, when the President of the United States signs a bill into law, he will sign it, 1. Name “Bill Clinton” 2. Title “President” 3.Territory “of the United States of America” EVERY document must be signed or sealed in this manner for it to be an official legal document.

There is a government in heaven, (Isaiah 9:6) and God’s legal document is His Law, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS! Look in the midst of the Commandments and you’ll find the Seal of God! “For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, ….” Exodus 20:11

(1) HIS NAME = THE LORD (“I am the Lord: that is my name” Isaiah 42:8)

(2) HIS TITLE = CREATOR (Notice, “the LORD made” in above verse)

(3) HIS TERRITORY = HEAVEN AND EARTH (Notice, “Heaven and earth” in above verse)

Without getting into too much detail, one can see that the “seal” or “Sabbath” of God is actually an “image” of His authority as Creator. When we keep His Sabbath we are expressing that we recognize and worship Him as our Creator. And as you can see it’s no wonder the devil would try to attack the Sabbath. The devil wants to be worshipped and recognized as a god. Did not Lucifer say in his heart that he would be like the most High? “…O Lucifer…For thou hast said in thine heart… I will be like the most High.” Isaiah 14:12-14


Adam and Eve were created at the close of the SIXTH DAY. There very first act as human beings/ mankind was to WORSHIP THE LORD ON HIS SABBATH! Picture this… The world and all the Universe was just created. Adam and Eve are now finally created and given dominion over all that was created. Immediately the Sabbath arrives. The Lord Sanctifies the Sabbath day, (sets it apart for holy use) And Adam and Eve worship the Lord on the very first Sabbath REMEMBERING ALL that He just did the previous six days! They are worshiping Him as well as thanking Him FOR CREATING THEM and all that they see about them! Are we supposed to FORGET such an awesome Truth as this?

Seeing how God has already SEALED the true Sabbath as His Sign, or “mark”, the devil’s only recourse is to “counterfeit” his own sabbath as a sign, or mark of dominion as a god! It’s really very easy to spot. In Exodus 31:13 we see the Lord God telling us that, “Verily my Sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations.” This verse allows us to realize why the devil’s been working so hard at hiding the truth about the Sabbath. It’s God’s sign! It’s God’s seal of approval! It’s God’s mark of ownership!  

(Interesting Fact is… there were only TWO institutions created by the Lord for mankind. Marriage & The Sabbath. BOTH were created BEFORE man fell in the Garden of Eden. Now do you see why the devil attacks both the Sabbath AND marriages?)

Notice this


In the word “Sabbath” is found “Seal of the Father’
Two words: SAB and BATH

Root of Sab = Ab = Father
SAB = Learned Master
SAHIB = Revered Sir

Root of ATH = OTH = SIGN
Prefix “B” indicated DWELLING PLACE (as in Bethlehem – dwelling or house or bread.)


-Shadows of His sacrifce, By Leslie Hardinge

The Sabbath … a sign that

1. God as our creator
2. God is our Sanctifier
3. God is of rest
4. We are his people
5. We keep his commandments

Jesus Christ taught us that we should keep his Sabbaths after he died in Matthew 24:20 Notice this prophecy that was fulfilled 40 years AFTER Jesus died and resurrected…

Matthew 24:15-16,20 “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:”


In A.D.66 when Cestius came against the city, but unaccountably withdrew, the Christians discerned in this the sign foretold by Christ, and fled while 1,100,000 Jews are said to have been killed in the terrible siege in A.D. 70. (The attack of the Roman warrior Titus occurred in 70AD killing the 1,100,000 Jews) Eusebius, Church History, book 3, chap. 5

The Christians living at the time Cestius came against the city and withdrew understood exactly what was happening. They remembered the prophecy Jesus made in Matthew 24:1516 and fled to the mountains before the Roman army returned. Could it be Cestius was “casing the joint” as we say in today’s lingo? For whatever reason, the Lord saw fit to warn His children in advance of this day and they glorified Him by believing and fleeing as He suggested they should. As the history book records we see that the non-believing Jews saw no danger when Cestius stopped by. And because they chose to deny Jesus and ignore His prophecy, they paid for their disbelief with their very lives! 1,100,000 men woman and children DIED that day!!!! They could have all been SAVED had they just believed in this one mere prophecy! Think about today and all the prophecies that have been fulfilled over the years. What an honor, to be loved so deeply by the Almighty Creator that He would warn us in advance. The main point being of course in this situation is we do see that the prophecy WAS fulfilled, and Jesus did proclaim they would STILL be keeping sabbath AFTER the cross. 40 YEARS afterwards! So..if the Sabbath was supposedly changed BY Jesus Christ as many assume, WHY did Jesus proclaim here it wouldn’t be?

I found the easiest way to detect the mark of the beast is to find out what the seal of God is, then you’ll know the “mark” is the exact opposite. This method works for all truth in God’s Word. Prime example, is the truth of salvation at the cross of Jesus. The devil will always attack what he fears the most. Have you ever noticed the inverted crosses of the Satanist? Their blatant hatred of the truth has proven its authenticity by their foolish actions of fear towards it. It’s a fact, whatever angers or frightens the devil is always categorical proof that it is of God. 

Revelation 7:2-3 “And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.”

Did we not learn that the definition of a mark is a seal as well? Did you notice in verse 3 that it says, in their foreheads? This is why Christians never remember being stamped, sealed, or marked by God when they become truly saved. The forehead represents the mind here. (Hebrews 10:16) Psychologists who map the human brain tell us that the frontal lobe of the cerebrum [the forehead] is where functions like decisions, judgments, and free will are made. So, it’s obvious that we are sealed by God when we make the free will decision to accept Jesus as our Savior. This then causes our lives to be affected by His doctrine, teachings, and most important, His COMMANDMENTS. Also notice that God’s seal is only received in the forehead, not in the hand as well. The hand represents being forced against our will to do something. (See Jeremiah 38:23) Jesus will never force Himself on us. He prefers we choose to worship Him of our own free will. In the revolt of Heaven, two thirds of Heaven made the right choice. However, one third made the sinful choice and fell. Even our first Parents had to deal with choice. Just as the forbidden fruit in Eden was a choice, so is the forbidden mark of the beast a choice. BOTH choices have a “life or death” consequence.

Revelation 13:15-17 “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”

In this verse we now see the mark of the beast being received in the forehead AND in the hand! As we know, Jesus will never force His will upon His children. On the contrary, here it is evident the beast will. The “hand” represents work here. (Ecclesiates 9:10) Some will be forced into giving up their “livelyhood” or “work” which in turn causes them to be unable to “buy or sell” unless they accept the mark. Kinda like a bit of “religious extortion” for lack of a better word. So, in effect, they are “forced” into accepting the mark simply because they don’t want to loose their ability to have those things they “worked” so hard for in life. They actually choose material things over eternal life in this matter. And that is one deadly mistake!

Ecclesiates 9:10 “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do [it] with thy might; for [there is] no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.”

Since we understand that making a decision to accept Jesus as Savior, and accepting His teachings, is the same as being sealed or marked in the forehead by Jesus as one who is saved. We must also understand, that accepting the doctrine, teachings, or traditions of the Roman Catholic church or any other churches that follow these beliefs, would mean we accept the mark of the beast. Also understand there will be those that aren’t Catholic or even Christian. But they will do as the beast commands for fear of death, or loss of their livelihood from not being able to buy or sell anything unless he or she had the mark. Which is actually making the decision to accept the demands of the beast. These will be those who receive the mark in the hand because they were forced against their will. The true Catholic or any other Christian that accepts these “doctrines of men” will have received the mark in the forehead because they already made the free will decision that their church is correct in replacing Scriptures to match “traditions” or “doctrines of men.” And this was prophetically warned …

Colossians 2:8 “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”

Summing it up … If you receive the “mark” by choice, this means you’ve been marked in the forehead. If you’re forced to receive the mark, it will be that you’re marked “in the right hand.” But REMEMBER,

Matthew 16:25 “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.”

When it comes to the mark of the beast, without realizing, the Catholic church makes both a prophetic and blashpemous boast as well as undeniable LINK by the following confession.

“Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change (Saturday Sabbath to Sunday) was her act… And the act is a MARK of her ecclesiastical authority in religious things.” H.F. Thomas, Chancellor of Cardinal Gibbons.

“Sunday is our MARK or authority. . .the church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact” Catholic Record of London, Ontario Sept 1,1923.

So, if the prophecy is correct in saying that Sunday keeping is acceptance of the authoritative MARK OF THE BEAST. And the Scriptures verify that God says … 

Exodus 31:18 “my Sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations” 

Plus, we also understand that the words: SIGN… MARK… SEAL… ARE ALL SYNONYMOUS. I challenge everyone reading this document to keep their eyes open and watch as God’s final prophecies come to be! God Almighty is no dime store psychic! When he says something is going to happen … 
It will happen!

We now have Scriptural facts the Sabbath is God’s sign, seal, and mark. And Sunday is the “sign, seal, or mark of the beast. So … What’s next …?  The devil will need to get people to worship as he stipulates so he can enforce his mark of authority.

During the Reagan administration, President Ronald Reagan, after much pressure, appointed an ambassador to VATICAN CITY! When W. Kenneth Dan was asked why we need an ambassador in Vatican City, He replied; “It would allow the USA to influence the political decisions of the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH!”