Sabbath Day: A Weekly Appointment with God
In a true understanding of the Christian faith, we realize all things must focus on the cross, for it is through the cross we receive our salvation and the wonderful inheritance we have in Messiah. Yeshua, through the finished works of the cross became the fulfillment of the Sabbath! In other words, Yeshua did all that was necessary! What remains for believers is to enter God’s rest to receive Yeshua’s accomplishments on the cross.
Many Christians don’t understand that concept, yet it is spoken of in scripture:
“For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.” Hebrews 4:10
A believer’s first rest happens at Salvation. When saved, we enter God’s rest. We do so because we cease from our inability to satisfy God with our righteousness. Instead, we trust in the work of the cross and we receive Yeshua’s righteousness.
A believer’s continued rest happens as we walk out our faith. Moving on past salvation, believers learn to rest as we trust the Lord to work for us, in us and through us, bringing our destiny in Him to complete fulfillment. After all, Ephesians 2:10 tells us “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
Indeed, we rest in Yeshua’s finished works because He is the fulfillment of the Sabbath day of rest. Let’s remember Yeshua’s fulfillment of the Sabbath as we obey God’s command to take a Sabbath rest!
To help you celebrate that Sabbath, beginning with a Shabbat meal with the Lord, (which includes a time of fellowship around the table with your family and/or friends), FMM prepared a booklet containing a SAMPLE Shabbat celebration. It is presented in a New Testament light. It also has room for you to add your favourite scriptures so you can share them with others. Why not explore the possibilities of doing a weekly Shabbat, scheduling a powerful weekly appointment with God!
He never misses a biblical appointment!
(Look under “S” for Shabbat)