The questioner also adds:

Jesus said “Sabbath was made for man.”..Think not that I’ve come to destroy the Law” [10 Commandments] Sabbath included…”Heaven + earth will pass away before one jot or tittle will pass from the Law.”..He is “Lord of the Sabbath.”..In Revelation, Christ tells us: His Church Rev. 12:17 ….”keep the commandments of god”….Rev.14:12. saints described as ” keeping God’s commandments.”…Rev. 22:12+ 14. “Blessed are those who do His commandments.”…Also in Heb.4:3, 6-13. ‘There remains a Sabbath Rest for the People of God.” In v9 ‘ sabbatismos’ : means keeping the 7th day Sabbath…The Christian Church observed the Sabbath for about 300 years post Christ’s death, including of course the Apostles. DO these Bible verses direct us to observe the Sabbath today? Did the early Christian Church, pre Constantine enforced Sunday observance: have it right?

The law of Moses was done away with, with the coming of the new covenant in Christ’s blood.  The writer to the Hebrews explains how the New Covenant makes the Old Covenant obsolete.

Heb 8:7  For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion to look for a second.

Heb 8:13  In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.

The Ten Commandments were part of the law of Moses and are no longer enforceable as a body of law – except that most of the Ten Commandments are applicable under the New Covenant – but not because we have to keep the Ten Commandment, but because they are part of the New Covenant.  The observance of the Sabbath, is the notable exception.    Paul makes reference in Romans 7:7 as to how one of the Ten Commandments is part of the law that was done away with.

What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.”

So as the commandment “You shall not covet” is part of the law,  so the law concerning the Sabbath is also part of that law.  That law is no longer binding.  Paul says in Romans 7:4

 Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God.

So we have died to the law.  We are no longer required to observe this law given through Moses.   We are released from the law and we now serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code.

The institutions in the Law of Moses, represented Jesus and what he achieved.  They were a shadow of the greater more permanent things to come.  These institutions spoke of wonderful truths and the Sabbath law pointed forward to the wonderful time ahead when the saints will have rest.  This theme is still valid although we no longer observe the Law of Moses Sabbath regulations.  With all the saints through the ages, we must strive to enter that wonderful Sabbath rest that God will establish under the righteous rule of Jesus.

Heb 4:9-11  So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God,  (10)  for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.  (11)  Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience.

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