GOD BLESSED THE SEVENTH DAY
by Pastor Jeromy John Visser
Brothers and sisters, this morning I'd like to look at the numerous differences between laboring for Yahweh and working for man so I've chosen to call today's sermon God Blessed The Seventh Day and in it we'll be looking at the Creator's original plan. By doing so I pray that this study will help to expand and strengthen our perceptions of other verses and prophecies found elsewhere in the Bible. So, God Blessed The Seventh Day ties right into the same theme of Cursed the Man That Trusteth in Man.
We'll begin by examining the specific 'curses' that were placed upon all three guilty parties of "Eve's seduction" in the Garden of Eden and than look a little deeper at some New Testament commandments dealing with the topic of labor. Kindred, just this week was Independence Day or what some simply call 'the Fourth of July' and all across America millions of people celebrated this holiday without any real comprehension of it's true meaning. Many have a perverted definition of 'freedom.'
The same holds true for the misnamed 'Labor Day' that mostly awards the non-laboring, white-collar employees with a "day of rest" while the 'slave workers' still drudge on making more tax dollars for Uncle Scam. Hopefully, today I can also show you the importance of the Sabbath Day in the process. The more simple-minded 'believers' are thankful for reduced taxes and the so-called "freedom" of same-sex marriages while the true Christian finds himself at odds with these brainwashed masses.
To many, the term "freedom" really means independence from Christianity and it's rather amazing to see how many articles from the Declaration of Independence don't even matter nor are enforced in America. About the only 'liberties' left are to be part of the enemy's lie or depend completely on Yahweh for all things while the average "goyim" isn't aware -- nor even care -- that there's both a spiritual and physical war going on between the sides. We should submit to no ruler but the King of kings.
(Dust of the Ground:)
Let's begin by looking closer at the creation account; "Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 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 (Genesis 2:1-3)." Right near the 'start' we can see that the seventh day is holy or 'sanctified.'
If we continue reading we can also learn the very reason God formed Adam; "These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that YHVH God made the earth and the heavens, And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for YHVH God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground (Genesis 2:4-5)." Adam and his future offspring were 'shaped' to be farmers.
Already we can see that the seventh day is considered holy by God and that He created Adam-man because 'there was not a man to till the ground.' Still, things get much more specific in the very next two verses; "There went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. And YHVH God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul (Genesis 2:6-7)." Adam was evidently formed of the dust of the ground.
Adam was formed (not created) of the very dust of the ground that he was made to 'till' or work. The Hebrew word transliterated as 'ground' in these verses is 'ădâmâh (pronounced ad-aw-maw') and literally means "red soil (Strong's #H127)" which is why Adam and his future progeny are considered "ruddy (Strong's #120)." This is very important because we're about to take a deeper look at the curses given by the Creator to both Cain and his parents that all center around these words.
Let's see what happened after Cain, who was "of that wicked one (I John 3:12)," murdered righteous Abel; "He [YHVH] said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground. And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand; When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth (Genesis 4:10-12)."
Here we see the terminology of "earth" change from 'ădâmâh to 'erets (pronounced eh'-rets) which is a more generic term meaning "wilderness country (Strong's #H776). Abel's blood 'cries' to Yahweh from the very 'ground' that he was born from, the murdering Cain becomes cursed from that same 'earth' as a fugitive and a vagabond and told that when he tills the ground it will never produce for him. Cain's wicked offspring today can only leech from the efforts of farmers or "sell" the land.
Here's the curse on Satan; "Yahweh God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel (Genesis 3:14-15)." To put it bluntly -- Satan's curse is an eventual Jesus (I John 3:8) that destroys his immoral "works."
Now, let's look at the punishment for the woman; "Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee (Genesis 3:16)." The woman's curse specifically focuses on 'conception' and after directly after this sentence Adam calls his wife's name Eve "because she was the mother of all living (Genesis 3:20)." It says all living -- good and bad -- not just 'some' living beings.
Finally, Adam's curse; "Unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return (Genesis 3:17-19)."
Adam's curse is death and hard labor -- while the earth still brings forth crops for him, he must now eat bread by 'the sweat of his face.' For now, things should be in their proper perspective before going to the New Testament for even more teachings on labor and work. In way of review, the wicked seed can only leech off of the hard-working Adamites or charge them usury. These curses continue right up to modern times so let's always look for these simple clues and be aware of "the enmity."
(Job or Labor:)
Before continuing, I'd like to ask you a few questions: Based on the verses we've covered already, do you think that working for fake 'paper-money' at some unnatural corporation cubicle nestled in an outsized city could be a "gift from God?" What do you think is a more honest line of work -- the conforming man who depends on man for their entire existence or the farmer who must rely on his own good-standing with God for increased crops or expanded lands? We can't serve both God and mammon.
A hardcore Christian might not feel the need to submit their blood, urine nor DNA in order to get a 'higher-paying job' and a nearby hypochristian might retort by quoting II Thessalonians 3:10; "If any would not work, neither should he eat." This is manipulation of scripture and by reading the chapter one can see that statement is geared towards "every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us (2 Thessalonians 3:6). Yes, it pretty much speaks of them.
For example, how can so-called 'Christian' police officers spend their lives enforcing man's law over the obviously perfect and eternal Laws of Yahweh while protecting sodomites? Perhaps even worse are the modern-day Israelites who allow the television or Babylonian 'current trends' influence their thought patterns on race, religion, politics and so much more. It's the truly brainwashed man who feels the world is in better shape than a mere two hundred years ago or that it hasn't even 'degraded' at all.
That's not to say there's no honor in "holding a job" for income because about half of the disciples were fishermen and even Paul was a tentmaker (Acts 18:3). Still, none of these men truly prospered until beginning their 'work' for our Sabbath Jesus Christ who taught us; "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28)" and also; "Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life (John 6:27)."
Like most things the Creator has given us, man comes along and offers their own bastardized version of it -- with this the enemy enslaves us. For example, in current times most people don't work for even silver or gold but for paper or coins that hold no real value yet they still pay a tithe to the government "god" called taxes. Add extra deductions for 'benefits' like the medical "insurance" scam which promises to keep the slaves in a state of eternal sickness with their own flu shots or vaccinations.
Time allowing, I'll be bringing a future sermon on the subject of labor because we've only scratched the surface in this evening's study -- my intention for today was only to give you a little better understanding of Genesis 3:14-19. In today's day and age mankind is forced to "hold a job" to pay for their supposed 'property' or bills but Yahweh already gave those things to us and Jesus paid our debts so that we have none. Let's always be aware of what's around us and remain centered on Christ. Proverbs 11:18 teaches us; "The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward" so let's all strive to sow real 'works' of righteousness. Let no man deny you the precious time that should be spent with God and our families with a so-called "work schedule" and I pray we can do all things for the advancement of Yahweh's Kingdom instead. Like usual, I pray that the perfectly simple teachings of our Savior Jesus Christ are honored through this sermon. War for Christ! Amen.
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