Sabbath Rest

Sabbath rest; no day is esteemed above another day in Christ Jesus. Sunday is no better than Wednesday or Saturday.

Romans ch 14 –5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. 6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.
Every day is a spiritual sacrifice unto the Lord to give thanks, not just one day over another. Every day is alike in the rest of Jesus Christ. No day has preference over another, we are in obedience to Christ and resting in His sabbath each everyday single day. Man lives in the flesh, but sabbath rest is only in eternity. 6 days is man in the flesh the 7the day is entering into Christ of which is eternity. You stay in the # 7 eternal praise of the LORD 24/7. The Holy ghost abides in you forever.
7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.
It has  nothing to do with fulfilling the flesh works of man. When we die in the flesh and the deeds of the flesh, our works are then to serve our LORD Jesus Christ, not to serve our own will, which is all in vain. Other wise we die to the flesh in vain by doing the ritual works of man.
 2 Cor 3-6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. 7 But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:
Notice It WAS glorious, but no longer is, and was to be DONE AWAY WITH. We are now under a new covenant of which Jesus Christs blood which was shed for us, so that which WAS GLORIOUS “ie” the letter is now waxed old and vanished away. The old waxeth away that the new should come. Hebrews 8:13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away
 
8 How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? 9 For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.10 For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth. 11 For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.
 
By abiding in Christ in the NEW COVENANT is to be  NOW GLORIOUS. Because that which was glorious is now waxed old and gone away. In the NT 9 of those 10 commandments are written in many places and are repeated to us again, and again. In Galatians ch 5 it lists 17 of them, which are now a more magnified law written in our heart by Christ than the old 9 that were written in stone. You will find this many at time repeated all over the 4 gospels, as well as the epistles. BUT NEVER ONCE HAS IT TOLD US TO KEEP A SABBATH DAY, —-FOR CHRIST HIMSELF IS THE SABBATH 24-7
 
Why does it repeat over,  and over, in the NT all of the other 9 commandments, but NEVER ONCE mentions the sabbath day? Because that was written in stone to the OT Hebrews is now done away with. Christ has brought a NEW AND BETTER SABBATH REST.
 
 12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:
Hebrews ch 3
17 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?
18 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? 19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
Hebrews Chapter 4
1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
Look back at Hebrews 3-17. In following Moses in the wilderness they died because of disobedience, because they transgressed the covenant. Today we are to follow Christ on Mt Sion wheresoever he goeth. when you hear the word of Christ follow Him and enter into that rest, that we not be counted for disobedience and the transgression of the covenant.
2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
Paul says; The gospel was preached to them, as well as it is preached to us today. But the word that was preached did not profit them because not having any faith in them that heard it. Remember it says they died in the wilderness in Acts ch 7 because of unbelief, which is the same as no faith.
3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. 5 And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief
He ended all of His works on the 7th day. Now he commands us to enter into His rest. Not a carved out day of the week in mans carnal understanding of which He tells us in Romans 14  that no day is esteemed above another. Those who walked  before in the wilderness with Moses did not enter into God’s rest because of disobedience and unbelief.
7 Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. 8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. 10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.

Man creating his own sabbath day, and placing it above another day, how arrogant is this?. Once again God said no day is esteemed above another. EVERYDAY is a day of sabbath rest and praise to the Lord almighty, resting in Christ is ceasing from sin, (mans works are all of the flesh which are sin and unbelief. This does not mean that we can not rest one or two days a week and draw near to the LORD, man was engineered to rest one day a week from his labours, but you salvation is not dependent upon it. Any day in which you can rest and study the scriptures is a good thing , and give praises to the Lord.
11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
1 Cor 10- let these all be for examples and warnings upon whom the end of the age shall come.
Hebrews 4 –9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
There is the triune matrix formula of sabbath in verse 10.
These Old Testament shadows of, passover, animal sacrifice etc. including the sabbath point to Christ. When the Lord came, and his work was finished, making it possible the true fulfilment of God’s intention in the Sabbath. “It is finished’ Therefore, whatever the sabbath is, it is a perfect thing. Man choosing a day of the Roman pagan calender, and doing it his own way is by no means perfect, (this is a clue that something is wrong already) Sabbath rest is not something to grow and build  into; it is something to step into and to discover it to be exactly what it always is “perfect”, “it is finished”.
11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
Man expresses his falling into unbelief by the works that he does, he does his own works, builds churchs, creates his own sabbath day, his own religious sacraments, religious holidays, etc. Gen ch 11. This is an example of their unbelief. you will know them by their fruits unbelievers are builders.. They refuse the rest and remain as ego driven Corporate busy bodies.
Jesus is the Law and it cannot be fulfilled unless it is written in the heart.
 Galatians 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
 
This can be found in the final judgement of the GWT Rev 20, and also here in Matthew 25:31-46. There is nothing to do with keeping a physical sabbath day, but the sheep and the goats are judged upon the singal fact of how they loved their neighbour. Christianity has been avoiding this understanding for 1700 years. This is why they re-invented the sabbath earthly day ritual. –The sheep on His right hand said; Lord how did we do this? and Jesus answered; when you have loved one of my little ones you have loved me.
This is the Law that we all will be judged under, and it can only be fulfilled by walking in the Spirit. This law can only be full filled with Jesus Christ and His sabbath rest in you. Man is not capable of doing this on his own, or with his illusions of flesh religious rituals which are full of ceremonies to keep hidden the true Law of love thy neighbour.
Matthew 25-31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: 32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

 
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?40 And the Kingshall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
This is why Jesus questioned Saul ; Saul, Saul, why do you persecute“ME” ? Because Jesus is in the heart of the believer, He is also the Law and the Sabbath rest in that believer. Jesus asked the Pharasees: how do I teach you of heavenly things when i cannot even teach you of earthly things?
 This is the LAW  in which we will all be judged by, it is right here in this chapter Matt. 25. for it is impossible to truley love thy neighbour without loving God, as Jesus explains here the very samething Paul explained in Galatians ch 5. (the good Samaritan) These are those whose names are written in the book of life.
The one’s below are the tares. No matter how hard they tried to keep the law in the flesh with the rituals of man, it did not work. These are also the ones in the book”s” Rev ch 20, which will be judged under the old law of Mt Sanai
 
 
41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
46 And these shall go away into everlastingpunishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
Man forms 2 factional carnal understanding of his own imagination, and then establishes and projects an image of perfection that is quite the opposite of God’s purpose.( My ways are higher than you ways, saeth the Lord).(I am from above and you are from below, saeth the Lord) To say the holy scriptures are perfect; meaning it is implying that everything is there that needs to be there from Gods perspective, not mans perspective. It does not mean that it conforms to the standards of inerrant carnal understandings in which man holds on to.

 The creation  was good for God’s purposes when it was made, it was good because it was sufficient for God’s purpose as He stated at the end of chapter one. Having finished His work for His purposes He then rested. Man is always seeking his own ways to return to Eden. (a perfect paradise where there is no sin ). God never moves backwards in scripture, but rather He always moves forward, this is why the 2 witnesses cannot be Moses and Elijah as the popular carnal understanding among the apostate church. Man always wants to move backwards, an example is going back to the flesh  secular Israel, and make it good for God while finishing the work that Jesus said HE ALREADY FINISHED. This is a major downfall of man helping out God with his visions of his own achievements through the double-minded carnal mind.  When God created the heavens and the earth, after six days this work was done and He rested, meaning He did not go back and ‘fix’ it. It was perfect for His intentions and purposes as far as the Creator was concerned. There was no eveneing or morning of the 7th day.
God actually created the world to be a crucible for sin to fester for His purposes of which man has still not understood, yet it is all written there as witness for man to understand in the Holy Scriptures. William Tyndale understood this. Man continues to go back in search of lost Atlantis myths. This is the paradigm that America is now in, while looking for ways to return to the fable of the American dream which was unscriptual to start with. Man has always  desired to get back to the garden, especially after he has destroyed everything he can get his hands on. (They subconsciously seek to return to the peace and safety prosperity kingdom of Solomon’s in an attempt to create global perfection) Religions also have been founded upon this principle (Nirvana). As they gathered on the plains of Shinar in Gen ch 10  they were even coming from the east when they were looking for a place to build the tower in Gen ch 11.  They were seeking to get back to the place of Eden. Cain was cast out into the land of Nod to the east of Eden. But we can’t go back again. Eden has served it’s purpose and is been done away with as God established a new way “lest he stretch forth his hand and feed from the tree of life and live forever” (this is the rest in Jesus Christ)Jesus finished His work at the Cross. It was only good because His work accomplished what God had sent Him to do. Some would say the work isn’t complete because not all have entered into His rest, but that misses the point of His sacrifice. The crucifixion was all in the matter of His purpose to  make it possible to enter into His rest. (All things are possible with God) Jesus, does not desire robots, but rather He desires followers to abide in HIS rest. He won’t drag us kicking and screaming into heaven to be His robot. Just because man wants to go to heaven mostly because he perceives it to be a  heavenly version of worldly wants on steroids, this dose not mean that Jesus’  finished works guarantees that every man will enter there. This is a typical error especially made by establishing religions and denominations. They then  approach spiritual works from a carnal fleshly perspective which is vanity Eph 4-17. They are looking for ways to perfect the laws of Moses and the 10 commandments. Jesus has already done this, he made a lighter yoke, but man insists on going back to the heavy yoke.
The word “rest”  means to abode in, this is where we live and abide in Christ. We are no longer searching for a home,  we now are seated in heavenly places with quickened spirits, while being translated into the kingdom of HIS dear son.. In no way can the works of the flesh, or the deeds of man improve on this perfection. Paul asked the Galatians a common sense question, (Now that you have been born of the Spirit, you are going to go backwards and be made perfect in the flesh?)
In other words you want to return to the laws of Sinai for you salvation. The Jews even failed in keeping the right sabbath day in the flesh. Jesus moved forward in Gods plans and has already nailed to the cross the works of the flesh. Spiritually this means that we no longer do our own works but instead we do those of the Master of the house wherein we abide. The servant abides not in the house forever, but the Son forever. Rev 7  He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son”. we can not over come the world with the works of the flesh, this failed for the natural Israel in the first time line which was to be for our examples and warnings Paul said in 1st Cor. Now the same thing is failing for the apostate spiritual Israel as well. The more I have read Tyndale’s prologues the more I realize he was maybe the only one in the reformation movement who really understood the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Calvin didn’t get, neither did Luther, and most of the rest of the reformers missed it as well. They were just basically restablishing a dialectic carnal religion to oppose the beast system of Roman Catholicism. Mans religions are not rest, but rather busy hands of vain work. “Martha, Martha”  Tyndale a martyr who brought forth the bible in English, and is hailed by Protestantism and even still so today, but he never intended to set up a religion to rival against Rome, his labour was in the works of God for the common man to have the holy scriptures and to help them in seeking God through these scriptures, and then to be guided by the Holy Spirit. All of his prologues declare this fact about him. The nature of man and the formation of religion aways seeks his own road and Tyndale knew this. Why Protestants hail Tyndale is a mystery to me. His understandings were not in any way built upon the concept organized religion.
Hebrews 4:10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hathceased from his own works, as God did from his.11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. 12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword,piercing even to the dividing  asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discern of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Paul teaches that those who have entered into rest have ceased from his own works. Paul is teaching an ending to the old and progressing to a better and new phase of work. The “rest” that is spoken of here by Paul is in fact work, but it is the works of the LORD, and  not of the works of the flesh. (Not of ourselves, lest any man should boast, but of and from the LORD who gives us our instruction). We cease from our own vain labours, and take up the cross and labour in the works of God of which He has guided us into. Note the wording here. He does not say ‘we are at rest’, rather he says we are to ‘enter into  HIS rest’. The ENTERING IN is a labour we must perform as we take of HIS yoke,  not the heavy yoke of the OT flesh works, but He brought us a new and better way. When we die, there is nothing more we can do on this earth. The story of the rich man and Lazarus teaches us this. The rich man desired to go back and warn his brothers. But he could not go; his work was ceased. Jesus did not promise a new Eden, but He did promise Paradise. Eden is a place which never saw sin (and once it did it ceased to be Eden). Jesus’ Paradise is a place that saw sin and dealt with the purging of it.
Psalms 95:7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice, 8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness: 9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work. 10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways: 11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.
Paul refers to this Psalm is several places. It describes the Israelites sojourning 40 years in the wilderness,
because they broke faith and would not be allowed to enter into the land of milk and honey by crossing over the Jordon. None from that generation except Joshua and Caleb crossed the Jordan into the promised land. They erred in their heart, so a succeeding generation would have to be given a new heart. The final birth pain of the man child (multitude that Christ be formed in them) is the last generation that receives this new heart. Everything grows out of the mustard seed of faith, the opposite of faith is unbelief. The book of acts teaches us that the OT patriarchs all moved with faith, and the children of Israel and the carcasses of those who rotted in the wilderness because of unbelief. Faith is the supreme act in which we can please God. Oh I must also conclude that Satan has made and excellent copy of faith that the apostate religion now teaches, it is of the carnal mind and is an illusion of faith.
THE SABBATH WAS MADE FOR MAN NOT MAN FOR THE SABBATH.
The true born again believers have ceased in their works (sin), and dwell daily in God’s rest (eternity), these are the partakers of the NEW COVENANT.
Signs of the covenant are shadows, all signs point to Jesus Christ. Gen 17 circumcision is a sign of the covenant, the 10 commandments are called a SING of the covenant. The sabbath is also called the sign of the covenant. the old waxeth away and the new should come.  Signs have no substance but are SHADOWS.  Did God drop the 4th commandment, why he speaks of the other 9 all over the NT?  No, Jesus is the sabbath rest of eternity. Jesus rose on the 3rd day of the feast of unleavened bread, that day is eternity. By eating of HIS flesh and drinking His blood (entering into covenant by true faith) we then fulfil the Sabbath. This is not a suggestion or an option. To be saved we must enter into HIS rest and possess the land, that is a pure heart, being IN CHRIST JESUS. The law is good and the law is holy. Galatians 3 says the law is not contrary to the covenant. The law came to show us how sinful we are. It still stands today to bring judgment for transgressors and that is why when we commeth sin today, the wrath of God still abides upon the sons of disobedience (Col 3:6). But Galatians 5:18 says, IF you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law, but inter His grace. This by no means is a license to sin.
Exodus 20:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
During the old test sabbath day, no one was born again from above, Jesus is now the eternal sabbath, the pre-cross saints are still in their graves. It was a physical religion yet still by faith. Now it is spiritual by faith.

Col.2- 13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
 
End of the law, He blotted out your sins, Daniel 9 24- take away sins, not for the whole world, most of the people who end up in hell is because of being under the law. Those in rest who trusted after they heard the word of truth, and walked in covenant with our Lord, were under the blood and Salvation of Christ. Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word. It is God who does all the saving. The law is now spiritual. We fulfil the law, all of it when we are abiding IN CHRIST. This is truley the sabbath rest, we surrender our will and lay down at His feet our obedience to Him, and then continue in following Him. If we love God and love our neighbor that fulfils the entire law, this is the true higher, and deeper meaning in which God always had in mind. In the same way, adultery is just lusting in your heart, and murder hate in your heart, keeping the sabbath is resting from our works and being led by the Spirit of God. The spirit will not lead us into unrighteousnes.

15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
 16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. The shadow has no real substance, it is pointing to Christ. All cerimonies in the OT are shadows pointing to Christ. Christ fullfilled all the signs and shadows forever. These OT signs were only looking forward to the Messiah.
Hebrews Chapter 10
1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
Lev ch 23-3  are the feasts to the Lord the very first one is the Sabbath which also belongs to the cerimonial law. we are forbidden to celebrate these cerimonial laws.

 Galatians 5:13 For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
 
As true worshippers we are free of all legal requirements but we do not turn that into an opportunity for the flesh and sin against God. The law is written on our hearts. We now know right from wrong, good from evil, the Spirit of God leads us into all truth. Salvation and a walk of holiness is JESUS ONLY. It is not JESUS plus other things. In a time, that is coming and is here now Jesus said in (John 4) when the true worshippers of God will worship Him in Spirit and in truth. Keep the feasts and observe a sabbath in the flesh if you want, God sees the heart and will honor that. But NONE of that is required of us. We are free in Christ. The law of spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set the believers free from the law of sin and death.
This was the error the Pharisees made. They made it all about being keeping it clean on the outside. Just as the Harlot in Rev 17 who is decked on the outside with diamonds and gold. The real battle and the furnace of affliction is on the inside. God is looking for true worshippers that will love HIM with all their heart. The result of all of this is sanctification and purification from all sin. This sanctification process is spoken of in the garden in John ch. 17. We obey because we are saved because we love God. Praise God from whom all blessings come.
 
ROMANS 13 – Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. 9 For this, “YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, YOU SHALL NOT MURDER, YOU SHALL NOT STEAL, YOU SHALL NOT COVET,” You shall not bare FALSE WITNESS and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.” 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law
Staying home on a Saturday, Sunday or Wednesday and reading the scriptures, praying, and fasting are very noble things for anyone seeking the Lord God. But they have nothing to do with salvation today, as God is looking into our hearts and desiring a worship of Spirit and in truth.
1 Corenth. 6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?

7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators.10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
Galatians 5
14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
 
This is the opposite of being led by the law. The cart infront of the horse.

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

Bill

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4 Responses to Sabbath Rest

  1. ellemy says:

    If we abide in Him, and He in us, then Jesus is our Sabbath and our rest as we cease from our own fleshly works. Amen

  2. Betsy says:

    Here is wisdom, he that has ears to hear
    Deuteronomy 12:
    8 Ye shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes.
    9 For ye are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance, which the LORD your God giveth you.
    10 But when ye go over Jordan, and dwell in the land which the LORD your God giveth you to inherit, …
    11 Then there shall be a place which the LORD your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell there; thither shall ye bring all that I command you; your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave offering of your hand, and all your choice vows which ye vow unto the LORD:
    13 Take heed to thyself that thou offer not thy burnt offerings in every place that thou seest:

    When you do what seems right in your own eyes, you have not entered into the rest. vs. 8
    When you do that which God has commanded – then you are at rest. vs 11 This is only possible by the new covenant, Hebrews 10:16 – because a new heart is given to the person entering into covenant with God. Jer. 31:31, Ezekiel 36:26 This new heart is the holy spirit who writes those laws, statutes and judgments (the will of God) on your heart. Holy Spirit takes away the enmity, the hatred the flesh has for the law of God. Romans 8
    6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
    7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

    But if ye be spiritually minded, guess what? You no longer hate God’s laws and you submit to his authority and enter into the rest.
    11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwells in you.
    Quicken, give life, to that mortal flesh body, hmmmm not the teaching these days is it?
    13 but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
    14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

    1 John 2: 4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
    5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
    6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
    7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

    Do not disregard chastening from the Lord and say the devil is after me – for God has sent it to purify you, as gold is refined.
    Hebrews 12:
    11 Now no chastening for the present seems to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
    (Will you be exercised by it?)

    All your works will be judged. Hebrews 10:26-27 They can either be gold, silver and brass or they can burn up to nothingness like wood, hay and stubble. 1 Cor. 3 Proverbs says to search for the commandments as precious stones, gold and silver, treasure. Your idols of xmas trees are dung, your birthday cake is hay and your lies are stubble. Rev. 21 Jerusalem is gold and all layers of precious stones and pearls.

    Choose ye this day whom ye shall serve.

  3. Betsy says:

    “This was the error the Pharisees made. They made it all about being keeping it clean on the outside.’ stated above….
    Jesus’ response was to do both – clean the inside and the out
    Luke 11:
    42 But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
    (not leave the other undone)
    Matthew 23:
    26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

    If I love my neighbor I will keep sabbath. Because I am doing what is right in the eyes of God. I do not want my neighbor to sin so I will honor God’s 4th commandment and be a witness to those who choose to sin. Because in my boldness to choose to set aside the sabbath I may cause my neighbor to choose to sin because he is not as wise as I am in the scriptures. Therefore, my puffed up knowledge will hurt my ignorant neighbor – and that will be sin.

    What is frowardness? Habitually disobedient.

  4. Kate E says:

    You have done an amazing job providing scriptural support the Christ fulfilled the Law and ushered in the Sabbath rest for God’s people. What I find really hard to believe is the sheer volume of NT scripture that supports what you are teaching here and yet the churches teach against this and the masses of blind sheep follow them! That is the danger of not testing all things as instructed because then the blind lead the blind and they fall into a pit.

    There is even more scripture to support this teaching. Like in Acts 15 when Peter corrects some men from Judea that were teaching without circumcision you cannot be saved v1, and a sect of Pharisees that were saying “It is necessary to circumcise them and to direct them to observe the Law of Moses.” Peter in reply states that God chose that the Gentiles would hear the word of the gospel and believe v7, and God, who knows the heart, testified to them giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us v8, cleansing their hearts by faith v9. Then he rebukes them saying “why do you put God to the test by placing upon the neck of the disciples a yoke which neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear?” v10 and confirms that “we are saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, in the same way as they also are” v11. Also in Romans 7 Paul teaches us how we are “discharged from the law” v6 in comparing being bound to the law with being bound to a spouse in marriage v 1 to 3. He says in verse 3 “if the husband die, she is free from the law, so that she is no adulteress, though she be joined to another man”. What he says in verse 4 tells me that we are either bound to the law which includes feasts, circumcision etc., OR we are bound to Christ because it is adulterous to have both. He also states in verse 5 that the fruit of the law is death, and in verse 6 that “we serve in newness of the spirit, and not in oldness of the letter”.

    I believe Paul spoke often and passionately against the Law of Moses because, being a strict Pharisee, he experienced the veil of the Law which resulted in him persecuting Christ’s followers. It is this veil that prevents masses of people from accepting that Christ ushered in the eternal Sabbath rest just as you have stated. In the Old Testament everything was physical – the nation of Israel were God’s chosen people, the temple was a literal building, the law were written ordinances, but in the New Testament God’s chosen people are those that do his will – the commonwealth of Israel – one new man – branches on the olive tree, the temple is a spiritual building of which Christ is the corner stone, the Apostles the foundation, and God’s people the living stones, and the Law is written in the hearts of God’s people. This is why Paul calls the Law a curse Gal 3:13 because it is a veil that lies over our heart that is only removed in Christ 2 Cor 3:14. Those that return to the Law are denying Christ’s blood sacrifice which fulfilled the Law releasing us from its bondage. In Gal 5: 4 Paul warns “you have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace”.

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