The sabbath is the SEAL of Elohim vs the MARK of Satan. I see this in a lot of places. Also be very careful of when you think the Sabbath is, for by whose calendar you use will determine who you worship, in that it won’t be on the correct day.
Exodus 31:13 Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my SABBATHS [plural] ye shall keep: for it is a SIGN BETWEEN ME AND YOU throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord [YHWH] that doth sanctify you.
The calendar the world uses today, which is different than YHWH’s, has changed multiple times, see Calendar Changes, including having an eight day week during Yeshua’s mortal ministry. When Rome adopted the pagan seven day week it started with SATURDAY, which is Satan’s day, Saturn is the ancient dark sun. Sunday was the second day of the week and Friday was the seventh. In 321 AD Constantine demoted Saturday from the first day of the week to the last day and made Sunday the first. The picture above is taken from a Roman bath house and shows Saturday as the first day of the week and Sunday as the second with the sickle for Saturn and run rays for the sun. Picture below is a Roman calendar at the time of Yeshua’s mortal ministry, with an eight day week, labeled A – H.
YHWH’s calendar is written in the heavens.
Genesis 1:14 And God [Elohim] said, Let there be LIGHTS [SUN and MOON] in the firmament of the heaven to DIVIDE the DAY FROM the NIGHT; and let them be for signs, and for SEASONS [MOED: appointed times/meetings], and for DAYS, and YEARS:
Genesis 1:16 And God [Elohim] made TWO GREAT LIGHTS; the GREATER LIGHT [SUN] to rule [dominate] the day, and the LESSER LIGHT [MOON] to rule [dominate] the night: He made the stars also [stars rule nothing, but they do teach the Gospel see Mazzaroth].
In YHWH’s calendar you only need to look to what YHWH gave us, the Sun and the Moon, to know when it is on His calendar. Compared to the Roman / Pagan / Catholic calendar you need to check with other men, because it’s man made, to know what day it is. Don’t believe me. Lets suppose you fell into a comma. When you wake up how would you determine when your next appoint with YHWH Elohim is? If you consult a man or a man made deceive it’s a man made calendar. But if you consult the Sun and the Moon, which Elohim created for His appointments, it’s YHWH’s calendar.
In the scriptures there are three types of days: work days, weekly sabbath, and new moon days. Scriptures shows us that new moon days are non-work days and worship days.
Amos 8:5 Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?
Isaiah 66:23 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.
All the calendars in the world were the same up to around 700 BC when the lunar cycle changed as talked about in the Tanak / Old Testament. Before that it was always twelve moons of thirty days, as seen with Noah and the ark as explained in my New Year resource page. Each moon had four weeks of seven days and two days for new moon, one was new moon day at the start of the moon, and one at the end for transition day. In 1 Samuel 20 the Tanak / Old Testament has an example of a two day new moon day feast, showing a transition day as I like to call it which is a new moon day at the end of the lunar cycle, and a new moon day the first day of the moon.
1 Samuel 20:5,18,24
5 And David said unto Jonathan, Behold, to morrow is the new moon [day], and I should not fail to sit with the king at meat: but let me go, that I may hide myself in the field unto the third day at even.
18 Then Jonathan said to David, To morrow is the new moon [day]: and thou shalt be missed, because thy seat will be empty.
24 So David hid himself in the field: and when the new moon was come, the king sat him down to eat meat.
I have studied and tested this subject a lot, including the more accurate and complicated math to calculate the lunar cycle that ranges from 29.27 days to 29.83 days. Which I have put in SeekingYHWH LuniSolar Calendar which is published in the google android store.
Also keep ask yourself, if you think the weekly sabbath is based on a continuous seven day cycle how can you use the moon to determine that, see Genesis 1:14,16? The international date line is an interesting study that goes along with this. If you lived in a country that changed what day of the week it is, for the convivence of money, would you go by the old days / calendar or by the new days / calendar to determine your sabbath? This has literally broken up Seventh Day Advent churches in these little countries. In one case you go with the continuous seven day count, in the other case you go by the calendar of men that was just modified by men. But sadly they both are wrong as YHWH said to use the SUN and the MOON to determine His appointed times. And the weekly Sabbath is an appointed time.
Another interesting thing to consider is that different countries adopted the Gregorian Calendar, current Roman / Pagan / Catholic Calendar, at different times. Countries controlled by the Roman Catholic church adopted it right away, where as Protestant countries adopted it much later. If the Roman / pagan / Catholic calendar is YHWH’s calendar why would we need to drop ten to thirteen days depending on when it was adopted? Was it because YHWH Elohim made a mistake in His calculations and He needed men to fix it? Or is it that it’s not YHWH’s calendar?