The Old Testament Sabbath speaks of the finished work of creation. The New Testament Sabbath, the “Believer’s Rest,” speaks of the finished work of redemption. The first dealt with life in Adam. Ours deals with life in Christ. The first commemorated the work of God’s hands. This commemorates the work of God’s heart.
The first displayed God’s power. This displays God’s grace. The first was given to Israel. This was given to the Church. The first was a day of law. This is a day of love. Those who insist on keeping the Old Testament Sabbath rest are on the wrong side of Calvary.
Now, this doesn’t mean we jettison that Commandment which says, “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.” We simply see it in its ultimate fulfillment as it applies to the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Psalm 118:24 says, “This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
About the author: Greg is a strong believer in Jesus Christ and is also a political analyst, author, and is the Editor-in-Chief for the National War Council. By day he is a self-employed non-emergency medical transport driver, as well as being an author and blogger. His articles are first published on Inspirational Christian Blogs, and I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ! His articles have been widely published on many well-known conservative websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so leaving all links intact and crediting the author and the website that the article appeared on.
Greg is the author of the newly released book: Spiritual Darkness is Destroying America and the Church
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