In a prophecy of the end time, Jesus Christ foretold that true Christians would be observing the Sabbath! And in the Bible, the weekly "Sabbath" always means the seventh day of the week.
Christ meant that His followers would still be obeying God's Fourth Commandment to "remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy" (Exodus:20:8Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.). In fact, a Bible definition of true Christians is "those who keep the commandments of God" (Revelation:12:17And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.; Revelation:14:12Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.; see also 1 John:2:3-6 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.  He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.  But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.  He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. ).
In Christ's "Olivet prophecy" recorded in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21, Jesus' disciples asked Him, "And what will be the sign of Your coming , and of the end of the age" (Matthew:24:3And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?, emphasis added throughout).
Half-way through His answer, He said, "And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath" (Matthew:24:20But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:). Interesting! Why be concerned about the day of the week?
Jesus spoke of growing crises, persecution and "tribulation." Then He said, "But he who endures to the end [remains faithful to Christ] shall be saved" (Matthew:24:13But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.).
In Matthew:24:15When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:), Jesus spoke of a crisis that will be the sign that the "great tribulation" (Matthew:24:21For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.) is about to begin and His followers should immediately flee for their lives (Matthew:24:16-18 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:  Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:  Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. ). To understand the prophecies of these end-time events, please read the free Bible study aids You Can Understand Bible Prophecy and The Middle East in Bible Prophecy .
Because the trip will be exhausting, Jesus warned of the stress on women who are pregnant or who are nursing babies (Matthew:24:19And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!).
Jesus then brings up two needs so important that He urges His followers to be praying about them ahead of time. Mark:13:18And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter. and Matthew:24:20But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: both record "pray that your flight may not be in winter . "Why? To avoid the prolonged exposure to winter weather.
And Matthew adds these words of Jesus: " or on the Sabbath" (Matthew:24:20But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:). Why? Because His followers will be trying to rest and worship God every Sabbath!
Why would Christ say this if His followers were not going to be Sabbath-keepers?
The Old Testament also has some specific prophecies of God's people observing the Sabbath after Christ returns to earth. See Isaiah:56:1-7 Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.  Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.  Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.  For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;  Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.  Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;  Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people. ; Isaiah:66:15-16 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.  For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many. , Isaiah:66:18For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory., Isaiah:66:22-23 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.  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. ; Ezekiel:46:1Thus saith the Lord GOD; The gate of the inner court that looketh toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day of the new moon it shall be opened., Ezekiel:46:4And the burnt offering that the prince shall offer unto the LORD in the sabbath day shall be six lambs without blemish, and a ram without blemish., Ezekiel:46:12Now when the prince shall prepare a voluntary burnt offering or peace offerings voluntarily unto the LORD, one shall then open him the gate that looketh toward the east, and he shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings, as he did on the sabbath day: then he shall go forth; and after his going forth one shall shut the gate..
Just think: God's Commandment to all humanity was to forever observe His Sabbath. Jesus, the apostles and all the early Christians kept the Sabbath. Jesus foretold that His followers will be keeping the Sabbath in the end time. And Bible prophecy tells us that all people will observe God's Sabbath after Christ's return. Doesn't it make sense that God wants His people to keep the Sabbath right now?
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