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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Remember the Sabbath

Thus says the LORD:
"Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the Sabbath day ...
nor do any work,
but hallow the Sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers."
~ Jeremiah 17:21-22 (NKJV)

"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work ... For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it [set it apart]."
~ Exodus 20:8-11 (NKJV)

They shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years. Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison.
~ Revelation 20:6-7 (NKJV)

As with other biblical feast days, the Sabbath is both a memorial of what has happened and a remembrance of what is yet to come. The fact that it is included in the Ten Commandments rather than among the other 612 Old Testament laws sets apart this feast day as significant.

It’s been said that the Sabbath serves as a reminder and example of even God resting after work. I can testify to the fact that when I refrain from extra activities one day a week, I’m more effective on the other six.

The Sabbath is also an especially important sign of hope to us and to the world: God has promised a millennium of rest, when Jesus Christ reigns as earth’s King. Many scholars and Bible students (myself included) look for it at the end of the sixth millennium since creation—a millennium now closing.

In the face of unprecedented trouble and global unrest, each Sabbath serves as a sign of hope for the great rest soon to come.

Father in Heaven, You alone know the day and hour of Your Son’s return. Yet you have prepared us to recognize its time and season, and we acknowledge its imminence. Please use everything in our lives, including observance of the Sabbath, to make us ready for our Lord and Bridegroom. Maranatha Adonai Yeshua! Come quickly, Lord Jesus.

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  1. I stand with you in prayer my friend, love you.

  2. Even so, come, Lord Jesus! He is our soon-coming King!

    Have a restful Sabbath, my friend.

  3. I'm so tired, so ready for that great day of rest!

  4. I was just sitting down to get some writing done, and then I read this.

    I think I'll go watch a ballgame with my family instead.


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