The Holy Sabbath !

The Sabbath is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. The word Sabbath comes from the Hebrew verb Shabbat which is by interpretation REST. So the seventh day simply means rest; not the rest of man but of God. Nevertheless the Rest of God is the Lord Jesus Christ. The Sabbath day was a shadow of the Image which is the Lord Jesus Christ (Colossians 2:16-17) who was to come to give all God’s creations Eternal rest from all earthly filthy works; therefore whoever comes to Jesus welcomes the Holy Sabbath of the Lord, and dies from all the works of the flesh by bearing the good fruits of the eternal Holy Spirit of God through well doing. The day is not holy but the Lord is holy, therefore observing the day without the Lord Jesus is absolutely nothing because He is the Lord of the Sabbath (Mark 2:28). He is the one who sanctifies it and makes it Holy. He that has put on Christ has the rest of God and is obedient to the whole word of God being submissive and thankful to the works of God having been saved by grace through the finished works of the Lord Jesus Christ at the cross of Calvary.

Genesis 2:2-3 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

The Sabbath is the sanctified seventh day of the week on which God rested from all His wonderful works of creation. It was a day ordained by God in the very beginning to be a sign between Him and all His creations and it was to be observed by man throughout all generations as so long as the world endures. Think ye that the Sabbath came with Moses among the Ten Commandments? surely it did; but the Holy Sabbath observance predates all the patriarchs including Abraham. The seventh day was given to Adam and to all his seed not as a law nor commandment but it was a special day of resting in the presence of the Lord, a day of praise and worship, a day of fellowship and thanks giving, whereby all things were at rest on earth both man, animals and fields for regeneration purposes. Day after day; the generation of sinful men came into the earth and the people forgot all about the righteousness of God who had created them but the chosen root kept all God’s righteousness and they were sure to His statues. From Adam to Jacob, all these Patriarchs kept the word of integrity and the righteousness of God; they were well versed with all the commandments of God and they kept His statutes daily. The Sabbath was not just a carnal commandment or law to them but they rejoiced in the obedience of God’s word by spirit revelation. The children of Israel in Egypt could not observe the Sabbath because they were in bondage; they had no choice under their slave masters who were pagan and knew not the God of the Hebrews who had created the whole heaven and earth. After four hundred years of bondage, God sent Moses to deliver them from the chains of slavery to go into the land which He had promised to Abraham. God therefore reminded the Children of Israel to ‘’remember the SABBATH Day and to keep it holy’’ as their forefathers did (Exodus 20:8).


THE PROPHETIC FULFILLMENT OF THE SABBATH

The Sabbath day speaks about great mysteries and not just a day of the week and these include;-

1.  Jesus as our Sabbath;

The Sabbath is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. The word Sabbath comes from the Hebrew verb Shabbat which is by interpretation REST. So the seventh day simply means rest; not the rest of man but of God. Nevertheless the Rest of God is the Lord Jesus Christ. The Sabbath day was a shadow of the Image which is the Lord Jesus Christ (Colossians 2:16-17) who was to come to give all God’s creations Eternal rest from all earthly filthy works; therefore whoever comes to Jesus welcomes the Holy Sabbath of the Lord, and dies from all the works of the flesh by bearing the good fruits of the eternal Holy Spirit of God through well doing. The day is not holy but the Lord is holy, therefore observing the day without the Lord Jesus is absolutely nothing because He is the Lord of the Sabbath (Mark 2:28). He is the one who sanctifies it and makes it Holy. He that has put on Christ has the rest of God and is obedient to the whole word of God being submissive and thankful to the works of God having been saved by grace through the finished works of the Lord Jesus Christ at the cross of Calvary.

2.  The seventh day represents the Millennium Reign.

The victory over Satan that we have obtained and the the peace or the rest which we have got in Christ is not like the peace that the world offers. Neither is it just a day, but the person of Jesus existing in eternity. Therefore, our rest is eternal in righteousness and holiness before Him. By this revelation we understand that the Sabbath of the Lord Spoke about God’s kingdom on earth where the Lord Jesus Christ shall reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. A day before the Lord is as a thousand years on earth (2 Peter 3:8), therefore the Seventh day of God’s rest prophetically speaks about the dispensation of the millennium reign of the saints on earth with the Lord Jesus Christ in total perfect peace and rest from all sin; evil; oppression and all heavy burdens. It shall be a time of total joy; happiness; rejoicing; and thanksgiving, where the Lord Himself shall wipe away all our tears and shall avenge all our enemies on our behalf. There shall not be any more pain; suffering; hard work; oppression; not even any single germ cell or disease forever.