Sabbath Rest

Posted on November 17, 2013

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God made the plan for salvation to be through Jesus; God made this plan before He created the world, before He made anything.  See John 1:3, and 1 Peter 1:20.

The whole Old Testament is about the hidden mystery of salvation through Jesus; even all the teachings about the Sabbath.

Romans 16:25 Now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past,

See also Ephesians 6:19; 3:3, 4, 9; Colossians 4:3.

Jesus is our Sabbath rest. No one has to regard one day more special than any other day anymore.

On the Sabbath day, the law said that no one could work, not to even lift objects. Do you see the correlation from Sabbath day no works to no works for being saved? This is a prophecy, this is a teaching tool; this is about salvation to come through Jesus. 

Jesus is our Sabbath rest, we are saved by faith, and not of by works. A NO WORK rule was in place for the Sabbath day. Faith and NO WORKS save us; however, Jesus says it is UNLAWFUL to do evil on the NO WORK day of the Sabbath, and Jesus said it was LAWFUL to do good on the NO WORK day of the Sabbath, see Luke 6:9. Don’t be confused and think we are saved by faith means we do not have to do ANY works. Don’t think it means we do not have to obey God. We have to have living faith, and that is faith with obedience. The works no one has to do anymore are these:

Read and study all the things the Jews had to do just to worship God: The Burnt Offering; The Grain Offering; The Fellowship Offering; The Sin Offering; The Guilt Offering; Dietary Laws; Purification After Childbirth; Cleansing From Infectious Skin Diseases; Cleansing From Mildew; Discharges Causing Uncleanness; The Day of Atonement; Rules for Priests; The Sabbath; Firstfruits; The Passover and Unleavened Bread; Feast of Weeks; Feast of Trumpets; Feast of Tabernacles; Oil and Bread Set Before The LORD; the Sabbath Year; The Year of Jubilee; Circumcision.

All those special days the Jews had to observe—the special days were about Jesus. In fact, everything you just read is about Jesus.

Observing Jesus is everything. Observing special days is now worthless.

The old law said to be circumcised in the flesh, as a sign of faith. This is a teaching, a shadow, of what was coming, Jesus Christ. Through Jesus, we no longer are to be circumcised in the flesh; we are circumcised in the heart with the Holy Spirit as our sign of faith.

The old law said to observe special days. All those special days are about Jesus. Jesus came and we worship and observe him, not days.

The old law said to adhere to the dietary laws. The dietary laws are about a people being separate unto God. Through Jesus all can come to God, and we are to separate ourselves from the ways of this world.

Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Jesus gives the Jews rest from all those works they had to do to justify themselves to worship God.  No one has to do those works anymore.

The old law said to do various external washings, just to worship God, just to be able to come to the temple. This is a teaching tool, a shadow of what was coming, for faith in Jesus’ blood cleanses us, and we are the temple of the living God.

The old law said to sacrifice animals, for sins committed, it was a teaching tool; it is a shadow of Jesus Christ.  Jesus is our Lamb of God.  Jesus is the Lamb of God who died for sins once and for all.

Through Jesus, the punishment laws are no more, for we have mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ.

All those works the Jews had to do just to justify themselves to worship God.  No one has to do those works anymore, for Jesus’ blood justifies us.

Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.

Galatians 4:9 But now that you know God–or rather are known by God–how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable forces? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again?

10 You are observing special days and months and seasons and years!

Colossians 2:16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.

Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Isaiah 30:15 This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.

Isaiah 28:12 to whom he said, “This is the resting place, let the weary rest”; and, “This is the place of repose”– but they would not listen.

1 Corinthians 14:21 In the Law it is written:

“Through men of strange tongues

and through the lips of foreigners

I will speak to this people,

but even then they will not listen to me,” says the Lord.

22Tongues, then, are a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers; prophecy, however, is for believers, not for unbelievers.

Acts 2:5 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven.

Acts 2:6 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard them speaking in his own language.

Speaking in tongues were for a sign to the Jews.  It was a sign to the Jews about the rest that was coming.  The sign was the speaking in tongues.  The Jews still would not believe and come to Jesus to have rest.

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