The Christian Sabbath ~ A Sheep’s View

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I approach this subject as I do all others concerning the kingdom of God. I am as a sheep led by that great shepherd of the sheep, the Lord Jesus Christ; and also a servant of the one who has saved me from the slaughter. No longer one who leads and teaches, now I see only Him and His teaching; if perhaps documenting for a legacy what I have seen and continue to see of His kingdom here on earth ~ a prelude of that which is promised for eternity.

We refer to the Christian Sabbath as the Lord’s Day since through Christ’s death and His resurrection is the sure hope of a new life and eternity with Him. He established a new day of rest in Himself. He is our Sabbath; He is our eternal rest. He is Lord of the Sabbath; and He established His own…

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  1. Bonnie, I have not ask this of Francis, but I often wonder why we do not keep the sabbath? We who have been born into a New Covenant, which has as its promise a new heart with the law written upon it. We think we should obey every other law contained in the Ten Commandments or we are sinning, yet we do not keep the Sabbath. Paul seems to have kept the Sabbath. Acts 18:4 He addressed both Jews and Greeks in the synagogue every Sabbath, attempting to persuade them. (NET)
    We don’t commit adultery because it would be sin. We don’t covet because to do so is sin. Yet, we hear remember the Sabbath to keep it Holy, and we go to church on the first not the seventh day, then out to eat, home to water ski, or watch football. And we don’t consider this a sin.
    As I read col. 2, I find myself wondering is Paul’s speaking of Sabbaths as sabbaths that are man made or God made?
    Colossians 2:8 Be careful not to allow anyone to captivate you through an empty, deceitful philosophy that is according to human traditions and the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. (NET)
    Jesus boiled the commandments down to two. The first love the lord your God with all your heart, etc. if the law is written on our hearts what then does this law imply?
    I have not worked this all out yet from scripture, but I sometimes find this question rise to the forefront — are you honoring the Sabbath?

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    1. We are now the temple of the Holy Spirit therefore our rest(sabbath) is in Christ Jesus and yes we should rest our body and mind 1 day in seven but worship Him daily. For what good is just worship one day a week and then go about our way the rest?:)

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      1. I certainly agree with what you have said here, concerning our daily worship. But I would say that we are to carry it beyond just our worship. And don’t get me wrong, He certainly is the provider of our rest, today and every day, but I want you to read two passages of scripture relating to our rest. One is in Hebrews chapter 4. The entire chapter, the other is in 2 Thessalonians 1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, (KJV)
        This is a future rest.
        Hebrews chapter 4 is all about this rest spoken of by Paul, which will come to us at His coming. Hebrews 4 talks about God not resting until He finished His work, and likens us to Israel in our obedience and perseverance as I understand it — that we might hold fast and finish our work of faith today and every day on a daily basis. This follows with what Christ told us that we are to take up our cross daily and follow Him.

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      2. PS, you might want to run this by Francis for her thoughts. You see as I see it — The Lord has given us two gifts to empower us to be able to live the life He asks of us. Those are His Spirit, and His law etched upon our heart. This is why John says:
        John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (KJV)
        We are still working out our gift of salvation in fear and trembling. God wants a people who want to love Him and obey Him every day.

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