Wednesday, October 10, 2007

CHRIST OUR SABBATH


“There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For HE that is entered into HIS rest, HE also hath ceased from HIS own works, as God did from HIS.”
(Hebrews 4:9-10)

Brethren, we who, by the power of God the Holy Spirit, have believed in Christ and repented of our own dead works have entered into a true, spiritual, eternal sabbath rest.

Our rest is not one day of the week on which we cease to work physically.

Our rest is a Person who by Himself finished a work for us and rested from that work.

Our sabbath rest is CHRIST AND HIM CRUCIFIED!

Christ on the cross finished the work He was sent to do in the redemption and justification of His people, God’s elect. He put away our sins and gave us His righteousness, and we rest in Him. When we by the Holy Spirit enter into our sabbath rest, we enter into HIS rest. We rest in His redeeming grace and love for us.

The call of the Gospel is a call, not to work for salvation, but to rest in Christ for all of salvation. All good works are by the power of God and motivated in us as fruit unto God that flows from our rest in Christ our Sabbath.

By Bill Parker

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