Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Colossians 2:16

Many have heard (or read) my articles advocating that we must keep the Sabbath of God; as listed in the Ten Commandments. The majority of the professing christians fight this teaching saying we are not under the law anymore. 

While there is plenty of scripture to show that the Ten Commandments were never done away with; only the ceremonial law, I wanted to invoke some logical thinking with you. It is no secret that the ones who fight against the Ten Commandments say that they were “done away” with. What would be if they were “done away”?

We know that because of sin, we need Jesus; and Jesus is God as, if you have seen Him you’ve seen the Father, and the Father and Him are one. so,... 
The first law: you shall have no other gods before Me. 
Second law, you shall have no graven images
Third law, you shall not take the name of the Lord in vain

What would become of our need for Christ if these were gone?

Fifth law, honor your father and mother
Sixth law, do not kill
Seventh law, do not commit adultery
Eight law, don’t steal
Ninth law, don’t lie
Ten law, do not covet

Now I’m confused. If the laws are gone, then why can we not covet our neighbor's wife and sleep with her? 

So, what would become of our witness to others if these were gone?

Not one single professing christian who advocates the abolishment of the Ten Commandments would say we can break these; not one. The only one they fight is the fourth which gives us a day of rest in our God. 

It is definitely a spiritual battle over authority, and it’s done through a twisting of scripture by satan, and lack of knowledge and lack of desire of knowledge by those who claim to love God; and/or it’s the allowing of flesh to guide one’s life (which has a law of its own) rather than the Spirit. We perish for the lack of knowledge; therefore we must let the Spirit guide through the ENTIRETY of the Word.

The two Sabbaths were separated, in the Bible, by to whom they belonged. The Sabbath of the Ten Commandments which God wrote was called My Sabbath (Exodus 31:13, Ezekiel 20:20); while the ceremonial sabbaths of Israel written by Moses were called HER sabbaths (Hosea 2:11, Lamentations 1:7). 

Yet, most of the time, the defense claiming the Sabbath of the Lord is gone is through Colossians 2:16 above. I want to give you substantial proof in this teaching that the sabbaths in Colossians 2 are NOT God’s Sabbath of the Ten Commandments. 

Let no man therefore judge you in MEAT, or in DRINK, or in respect of an holyday, or of the NEW MOON, or of the SABBATH days: Colossians 2:16

And it shall be the prince's part to give burnt offerings, and MEAT offerings, and DRINK offerings, in the feasts, and in the NEW MOON, and in the SABBATHS, in all solemnities of the house of Israel: he shall prepare the sin offering, and the meat offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings, TO MAKE RECONCILIATION for the house of Israel. Ezekiel 45:17

So we see that the ceremonial laws (which was TO MAKE RECONCILIATION for breaking the Ten Commandments) had sabbaths too. And, there is a direct parallel between these two passages allowing the Bible to define for itself that Paul was talking about ceremonial sabbaths and NOT the Lord’s Sabbath. 

What are the ceremonial sabbaths? There is one place listed that tells us of a specific ceremonial sabbath, and confusion in tradition lies around this day also. The rest of the sabbaths are known by all practicing Jews worldwide.

There are several ceremonial sabbaths:
Pentecost - 50 days from 15 Nisan (6 Sivan)
Trumpets - 1st-day 7th month (Tishri)
Atonement - 10th-day 7th month (Tishri)
Tabernacles - An eight-day festival 15th to 22nd-day 7th month (Tishri). There are only two days of this eight-day festival that are sabbaths, the first day Sukkoth and the eighth-day Shimini Atzeret.
Spring Festivals - A seven day festival starting the day after Passover from the 15th to the 21st-day 1st month (Nisan). There are only two sabbaths within this seven-day festival, the last day Yom Tov and the first day Pesah which is a special Sabbath. 

Pesah is the only Sabbath that is called a High Sabbath. This Sabbath we see in the Bible and is confused for the weekly Sabbath of the Lord. 

The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) John 19:31

We see that the book of John singled out this particular Sabbath, “for THAT sabbath” and then told us it was Pesah, “was a high day”. People assume that because it was Sabbath that it was God’s Sabbath but in all actuality, it was “Her sabbath”; being that of a ceremonial sabbath of Israel. That same confusion lies in Colossians 2:16.

Yet, when you compare Ezekiel 45:17 with that of Pauls writings in meats, drinks, feast’s, moons, and sabbaths, you can see exactly what law he is talking about. In conclusion, the Sabbath of the Lord was not abolished nor moved but remains in the Law where it belongs; and is the sign of who we recognized as the authority in our lives. 

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. Ezekiel 20:20

I pray this will open your eye to understanding more on this subject. 

God bless