Ezekiel 46:3 Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of this gate before the LORD in the sabbaths and in the new moons.
I’m a firm believer, people who say they love the Lord should want to be in the Lords House when it’s open and the body of Christ is there. For example, I love my wife. Wouldn’t it be crazy to be satisfied with her picture, instead of being with her? Knowing the church is the body of Christ, it makes no sense for people not to want to be together if they truly Love the Lord.
When I preach on people being in God’s house on the Lord’s Day, Sunday, it never fails, I’ll hear; “Every day is the Lord’s Day.” Which means, “I’ll go to church when I want, don’t you or anyone tell me when to go.” Or I hear, “We’re not under the law we’re under grace.” Interpreted, “I’ll do what I want.”
It’s true, every day is the Lord’s day. Yet, that was true when God established Sabbaths. It’s also true we’re under grace, but there are rules of life we need to follow. No one argues that, “thou shalt not kill,” Is not a good rule to live by. God set up certain days to gather His church together to worship. In the Old Testament, it was the Sabbaths. In the New Testament, it’s recorded they meet on the first day of the week. The day the Lord arose from the tomb (John 20). The day the Disciples came together to break bread (Acts 20). It’s the day we lay up in store as we have prospered (1 Corinthians 16). A day set aside to worship our risen King. A day we call The LORD’S DAY.
God is a God of order. If there were no set day to worship, no one would know when to go, when to preach the Word, fellowship together, or exhort each other. Prepare to be in God’s house with God’s people for God’s purpose on the day set in God’s plan.
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Living In His Word Ministries
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director