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The Sabbath is not a day, but rather a relationship with God through Jesus. Rest in His love and let Him use you today

The Sabbath Rest
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The Sabbath is not a day, but rather a relationship with God through Jesus. Rest in His love and let Him use you today.

 

 

John 5:16, “And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him because he had done these things on the sabbath day.”

 

 

JOHN 5:16-27

The Sabbath was first mentioned in Scripture in Exodus 16, when the Lord started miraculously providing the children of Israel with manna in the wilderness. The Israelites were commanded to gather twice as much manna on the sixth day because God would not provide any on the seventh day. Shortly after this, the Lord commanded the observance of the Sabbath day in the ten commandments that were communicated to Moses on Mt. Sinai on the two tablets of stone (Ex. 20:8-11). In this command, God connected this Sabbath day with the rest that He took on the seventh day of creation.

As revealed in Colossians 2:16-17, the Sabbath was symbolic. According to Exodus 23:12, one of the purposes of the Sabbath was to give man and his animals one day of physical rest each week. Today’s medical science has proven that our bodies need at least one day of rest each week to function at our peak. Deuteronomy 5:15, also clearly states that the Sabbath was to serve as a reminder to the Jews that they had been slaves in Egypt and were delivered from bondage, not by their own efforts, but by the supernatural power of God. However, in the New Testament, there is an even clearer purpose of the Sabbath stated. In Colossians 2:16-17, Paul reveals that the Sabbath was only a shadow of things to come and is now fulfilled in Christ. Hebrews 4:1-11, talks about a Sabbath rest that is available to, but not necessarily functional in, all New Testament believers. This New Testament Sabbath rest is simply a relationship with God in which we have ceased from doing things by our own efforts and are letting God work through us (Gal. 2:20; Heb. 4:10).

The Sabbath is not a day, but rather a relationship with God through Jesus. Rest in His love and let Him use you today.

 

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

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11 thoughts on “The Sabbath is not a day, but rather a relationship with God through Jesus. Rest in His love and let Him use you today

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  2. With such a busy life it is difficult to set aside time to simply rest and connect with God. For me personally, the latter bears the greater difficulty. It’s incredibly tempting to miss attending church on weekends in the name of rest. While I do not want to be legalistic about my attendance, I also want to give God the level of commitment He deserves. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this subject!

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  4. Outstanding, if only I rested once a week I would not get tired. Wow, this is a great post.

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  7. Well,i Appreciate his view about the sabbath day..but if the sabbath day wasn’t a day…then why did God and Jesus observe it?

    1. Wondering the same.I also ask can`t it be both a day and also a relationship i.e literal and symbolic like baptism in water and the passover. Remember the first disciples of Jesus resting on the sabbath after His crucifixion? Luke 23:56