ESV - 23 From new moon to new moon, and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before me, declares the Lord.
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All nations will continue in the New Earth; the people will have natural bodies and carry on the original program God planned for man--multiplying and replenishing the earth forever. Two Classes of Eternal Men: ❶ Natural people--subjects of the kingdom ❷ Resurrected people--rulers of the kingdom The natural men will be people who continue to live from the tribulation time into the Millennium and then into the New Earth period--and their descendants. They will be the saints of Rev. 20:7-10 and they will multiply forever. The resurrected men will be the ones who have been redeemed from all generations, from Adam to the Millennium, and who will have part in the first resurrection. They will be kings and priests, or rulers of natural men on the earth forever (Dan. 8:18,22,27 1Cor. 6:2; Rev. 1:5; 5:10; 12:5; 20:4-6; 22:4-5). These will not multiply as will the natural people, but be as the angels who do not need to marry to keep their race alive (Mt. 22:30); they will live in the New Jerusalem forever (Jn. 14:1-3 Heb. 11:10-16; 12:22-23; 13:14; Rev. 21:9-10). The natural people will live on the earth outside this great city but will traffic in it (Rev. 21:24). Eternal Sabbath--Not for the Church (Ex 31:17) Some argue that, because the Mosaic sabbath was to be eternal, it was to be observed by Christians, but it must be kept in mind that eternal terms are used of sacrifices and many other things in the law of Moses. If we can prove that the sabbaths of Israel, by being eternal, are for us today, we can likewise prove the offerings, sacrifices and various rituals are also, for all are referred to with eternal terms in the law of Moses. No Sabbath Commanded in New Testament (Ex 31:16) Even if there was a special sabbath commanded in the New Testament, any seventh day after six days of work would do. There is no proof that Saturday is the day God rested in Gen. 2:3-4. We just know He rested on the seventh day from the time He began the work of re-creation. Calendars have changed and no one knows what the original seventh day was. It is not the purpose of this work to do away with a day of rest and worship, but to warn against unbiblical claims and show that the religious observance of days, times, and seasons merits nothing from God. As a matter of practice, Sunday has historically been observed as the day of rest and worship by Christians; but as a matter of biblical law no definite obligation is given to Christians. Thirty-three Perpetual Statutes will be continued from Millennium: 1. Passover (Ex. 12:14,24) 2. Feast of unleavened bread (Ex. 12:17) 3. Eternal light (Ex. 27:21; Lev. 24:3) 4. Nakedness of priests covered (Ex. 28:43) 5. Priesthood (Ex. 29:9; 40:15) 6. Heave offerings (Ex. 29:28; Lev. 10:15; Num. 18:8,11,19) 7. Sacrifices (Ex. 29:42) 8. Incense burning (Ex. 30:9) 9. Atonement on altar (Ex. 30:10) 10. Washing of body before ministering (Ex. 30:21) 11. Holy oil (Ex. 30:31) 12. Sabbaths a sign of everlasting covenant between God and Israel (Ex. 31:16-17) 13. No fat or blood to be eaten (Lev. 3:17) 14. Fire on altar (Lev. 6:13) 15. Meat offerings (Lev. 6:18-20) 16. Priest's own offerings (Lev. 6:22) 17. Portions of priests (Lev. 7:34-36) 18. No wine or strong drink while ministering before God (Lev. 10:9) 19. Day of atonement (Lev. 16:29-34) 20. No worship of devils (Lev. 17:7) 21. Firstfruits to God (Lev. 23:14) 22. Observing of Pentecost (Lev. 23:21) 23. Feast of tabernacles (Lev. 23:41) 24. Showbread (Lev. 24:6-9) 25. Levite possessions (Lev. 25:34) 26. Feast of trumpets (Num. 10:8) 27. One law for Israel and strangers in Israel (Num. 15:15) 28. Covenant of salt (Num. 18:19) 29. Levites only to serve in tabernacle (Num. 18:23; Dt. 18:5) 30. Laws of red heifer (Num. 19:10) 31. Washing of clothes after service (Num. 19:21) 32. Priesthood to Phinehas (Num. 25:13) 33. Commandments (Dt. 7:9; 29:29) If Israel had obeyed the law God would have been obligated to continue it forever; but since they broke it He was free to make a new covenant. He plans to retain only part of the law of Moses with future eternal generations, when Israel comes to obedience (Ezek. 40--48; Zech. 14:16-21).
Before I address the Isaiah 66:23, a very brief Bible summary of the 1000 year period. The 1000 years period begins at end of time - when Christ return for the resurrection of the saved: “......They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection" (Rev 20:4,5) (1 Thess 4:16,17, 1 Cor 15:51, 52) During the 1000 years the earth will be abandoned, "without form and void” (Jer 4:23, 25, 28), while the saved are in heaven with God (John 13:33, 36; John 14:1-3). At the end of the 1000 years, the New Jerusalem will settle on the Mount of Olives (Zech 14:4, 5). The Father, angels, and all of the righteous come with Jesus (Rev 21:1-3 Matt 25:31). Then the wicked dead will be raised and Satan loosed (Rev 20:5, 7). Satan will try one lasts time to deceive the world (Rev 20:8), wicked will surround the holy city (Rev 20:9) and they will be destroyed by fire (Rev 20:9). The New Heavens and Earth will be recreated (Isaiah 65:17, 2 Peter 3:13, Rev 21:1) and God's people will spend eternity with Christ on the new earth (Rev 21:2-4). It is possible that Isaiah 66:23 is referring to the life on the New Earth, after the 1000 years period, where the saved will spend eternity with God. And “how will we keep the Sabbath with Jesus?” Although we will be with Christ forever, on Sabbath we will meet once a week, and also once a month on the new moon to worship God. I believe the new moon gathering would commemorate our deliverance from this world at the Second Coming of Jesus while partaking of fruit of the tree of life which is produced each month (Rev 22:1-4). This will commemorate the deliverance from the sting of death (which the tree of life provides) that took place at the Second Coming of Jesus.
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