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November 10, 2020 7:00 am
God's remedy for the restless listen to Adrian Rogers about God gave the Old Testament Sabbath. This really was a wonderful gift of God is given to loss something even better is the Lord's day, which is the transformation of the Sabbath or something even more wonderful we going to talk about that in a moment with you as a Christian family have been given a day and if you use it properly and in joy as you show it will be one of the best treasures the richest treasures in your treasure chest of family values. Welcome to Leavenworth find featuring the powerful biblical insights from master teacher and author Adrian Rogers in an age of advanced technology to save time and energy. Quite a hurried and restless teeth.
It seems all we've added to our lives is speed and noise God's remedy for a restless home was the day of rest, otherwise known as the Sabbath, as we just heard from Pastor Rogers when it's properly honored. It will serve as one of the richest blessings or families could ever possess. If you have your Bible turn to Exodus chapter 20 we get in verse eight as Adrian Rogers shares how to make the rest day the best day. I say that in this day when we're supposed to have so many devices to save time. I've never seen so many hurried and restless people.
If the computer is to save time and the cellular phone is to save time and the calculator and all of these things are the same time, why are we so fine time it seemed like with all that we've done really about all we have added is speed and noise. Could we get there faster but we don't know where were going and when we get there, were out of breath. I read one time about a man who swallowed an egg hole and he was afraid to move. He was afraid it would break, but he was afraid to sit still. He was afraid it would hatch and a lot of folks who are like that.
Today I will just running around so frenetic and the pressure is all the family. So many restless holes today, not God has given us a recipe to deal with restless hole to go to learn something very wonderful to bathe you pay attention, and these commandments relate directly to the whole used to be a time when a man would come home, put his hat down, wipe his brow and said I it's good to be home. There's a jungle out there folks today. The jungle is only inside what we do about that. What is God's cure for restlessness in the home and therefore for peace outside the home. What we think about that today God has given us day of rest. Many of us don't use it you don't even really know much about it but I want to speak to you today on the subject how to make the rest day the best day I was look at it in Exodus chapter 20 and verse eight. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Six days shalt thou labor and do all thy work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God in it thou shall not do any work followed by some, nor thy daughter by manservant, nor thy maidservant, not like cattle but I stranger that is within thy gates for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth to see and all that MM is an arrested the Sabbath day, wherefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it. Now God gave to his ancient people. The Jewish nation a wonderful gift. It was the Sabbath day and it was a gift. Jesus told us in Mark chapter 2 in verse 27 that the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath and all of the commandments of God who made France you see, even when we honor the Lord. It doesn't make him any more holy.
It just makes us more holy. All of these commandments were made for us, even the ones they give God glory and calls us to love other people. I reminded you before, and I'll remind you again. God did not make these 10 Commandments to make us squirm like a worm in hot ashes trying to keep them God's laws are for our welfare.
The Sabbath was made for man, and every time God says thou shalt not be just simply says don't hurt yourself. Every time God says thou shalt, he says, help yourself to happiness. Now, God gave the Old Testament Sabbath. This really was a wonderful gift to them. God has given to us something even better is the Lord's day, which is the transformation of the Sabbath in the something even more wonderful, and it is a fulfillment of the Sabbath we going to talk about that in a moment with you as a Christian family have been given a day and if you use it properly and in joy as you should. It will be one of the best treasures the richest treasures in your treasure chest of family values.
Now, the very word Sabbath means rest now. There are three primary rest days I get this if you get this you keep your traces straight first of all, there is the creation, rest. Secondly, there is the covenant rest. And thirdly, there is a Calvary rest, let me explain to what is the creation, rest well when God created the world when he had finished creating a world in six days. Then he rested in Genesis chapter 2 verses one and two and three. Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, all the host of them and on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made and he God rested on the seventh day from all his work which it may not. God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because that and it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. God made it in six days and then he rested pastor was he tired of course not. He doesn't get tired.
Isaiah chapter 40 in verse 28 says God never gets weary why did he rest in well. Why do we have arrest in music because the musicians are tired.
No, because they want to have applause for emphasis and reflection and rejoice in what is just gone before and let it sink in.
So God now is resting like a musician would rest in a musical score, but listen to this God's rest has been disturbed. God has been interrupted.
What disturbed God's rest and put God back to work. Sin did you know that God's rest is been interrupted, but this first and John chapter 5 in verse 17 Jesus had just healed a man on the Sabbath day to day rest. Jesus had healed a man on the Sabbath day the Pharisees in whom the milk of human kindness had crippled Pharisees condemning all working on the Sabbath day and this is why Jesus said listen to it. Jesus answered them.
My father worketh hitherto, and I work God's rest admin disturbed the rest of God's first creation has been disturbed, but there was creation rest.
The second rest is the covenant rest, the creation, rest that pertain to God Almighty covenant rest. That pertains to the nation Israel went, God had a special people, the Jews, God gave them a special day and it was the Sabbath day rest.
The last day of the week. Put these verses in your margin Exodus chapter 31 beginning in verse 13 speak thou also into the children of Israel not notice the children of Israel say verily my sabbaths, he shall keep for it is a sign between me and you between God and the children of Israel throughout your generations that you may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you and then verse 16.
Wherefore, the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations for a perpetual covenant is a covenant Sabbath is a sign between me and the children of Israel forever, so there was the creation, rest, and then there's the covenant rest. God gave the Old Testament seventh day Sabbath, to the Jew. It was a covenant between God and the children of Israel that we have people today who say they want to keep the Sabbath, like the people in the Old Testament. It will be very careful to break and Old Testament Sabbath allotment sudden-death. For example, in this passage that I just read an extra chapter 31 and verse 15 it says six days may work be done, but the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord. Listen to this, whosoever doing any work in the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. What the Old Testament penalty for breaking the Sabbath was that if you do it anymore.
For example, if you build a fire on the Sabbath day would be put to death. Exodus chapter 35 in verse three you shall candle no fire throughout your habitations upon the Sabbath day knife you say today I'm going to keep the Sabbath like they did in the Old Testament you got a lot of trouble because if you start a fire.
You were the bed did you start your engine today. The automobile could you start a fire and every one of those syllabus did you turn on an incandescent bulb today when you flicked the light switch. You started a fire in that light switch did you adjust your thermostat if you thought was a little cold and your furnace went home to start the fire. You committed a crime worthy of that if you put yourself under the Old Testament covenant Sabbath that was between God and Israel. When there was a theocracy now to make matters worse, there 39 words in this commandment the Hebrew language that talks about the Sabbath and so the Jews added to the word of God, and they found 39 ways that you could break the Sabbath, but they weren't content with that.
So they took each of these 39 ways and broken down into 39 divisions and when they finish they have 1521 ways you could break the Sabbath. I have asked Jesus a doom you may bring the law of God with your tradition that all kinds of things they say, for example, if you got attacking issue better take it out on Friday night before sunset. You becoming a burden on the Sabbath.
You broke the Sabbath. If you got a flea on you. You better get them all before sunset on Friday. If not you try to kill them on Saturday. You are hunting on the Sabbath day. Seriously, they would not even egg that was laid on Saturday is at hand was working on the Sabbath day you could put vinegar in your mouth and swallow it, for it was all right to eat on the Sabbath day. Don't hold it in there very long.
If you have a toothache that was healing on the Sabbath day they had taken the Sabbath day and they made all these little minute laws about the Sabbath day and one of the things that they hated Jesus. Paul was basic he has broken our Sabbath matter that is going around healing people and doing works of mercy and love and so forth. But let me say that was the creation rest when God created the world. Rest then there was the covenant rest, God gave the Sabbath to Israel, and it was supposed to be a blessing to Israel, but they so contorted that they made what was to be a blessing, a burden that here's the third rest, and this is what applies to you. Remember the word Sabbath means rest there is Calvary rest. That's the fulfillment of the Sabbath for us and that's how we apply this command to us today. You see the Old Testament Sabbath as were all of the Old Testament ceremonies. They were also prophecies, they pointed to something even more wonderful and I'm a show in a moment that the Bible says that the Sabbath was a shadow that pointed toward the Lord Jesus Christ. When God rest after his first creation. When did Jesus rest after his new creation. You know the Bible says if any man be in Christ is what new creation.
So remember Jesus said my father worketh hitherto, and I work. Remember the Jesus that I must finish the work of him that sent me while it is day Jesus came to do a labor what was that labor to create a new race, a new creation.
If any man be in Christ Jesus. He is a new creation that Jesus said I must work the works of him that sent me. While at this date is I've got to get this work done when he bowed his head on the cross and I said why it's finished. It is finished. My work is done and then the Bible tells us, thank God. In Hebrews chapter 10 verse 12 this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever set down on the right hand of God. Jesus did his work is finished and now he is sitting down in the Old Testament temple. The priest never had a place to sit because his work was never done.
But Jesus work is done, it is finished and he is resting from his work were the new creation he is made a new creation. Now take your Bibles and let me show you something. The black ship turned Colossians if you will. Chapter 2 and look with me.
Colossians chapter 2 and you, being dead in your sins.
All of us were dead without Christ and in the circumcision of our flesh, that is, we had this sinful nature hath he quickened together with him. What is that mean when Jesus rose from the grave.
Hallelujah we rose within having forgiving you all trespasses glory to God we would dad now will live.
We were in sin. Now we are forgiven and here's what else he did blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us and took it out of the way, nailing it to the cross. Well in Bible times if a man committed a crime and he was adjudicated guilty, the court clerk would write down the crimes that he had done and when he would be put in prison they would mail that certificate of debt to the prison door and it was called certificate of debt are the handwriting of ordinances.
Well, look. Jesus just took that handwriting bonuses that was against us as criminals against heavens King and he he blotted it out. He took it out of the way.
He just stamped on that it is finished the word. It is finished, means pays him full paper. The precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ be stamped paid in full and ripped it from the door and set the prisoners free and having small principalities and powers he made to show them openly prior something over them in it. Satan pounded Jesus to the cross.
It was the worst thing ever done, because Satan seeming victory was his biggest defeat and Jesus through death destroyed him that had the power debt that is the devil, it's verse 15 now look in verse 16. Let no man therefore judge you and meet or in drink or in respect of a holy day or of the new moon or of the Sabbath days. Literally the Sabbath were days are supplied in the King James translation of the Scripture, the Sabbath days. Verse 17, which are a shadow of things to come. The shadow of things to come. Coming events cast the shadow before them the Sabbath days were a shadow of things to come. Don't ever let anybody say oh you start a fire on the Sabbath day, you'll be stuck who don't anybody say you took a Sabbath day's journey, you transgressed and went too far. You will be stone.
Let anybody judge you.
That was the company Sabbath that was the covenant rest. It was between us real. It was a shadow of things to come. Now there's my shadow down here on this platform. The light is up there in the shadows down here and here I am, what is that me or is this me well here I am. That's the shadow was never seen a dog chasing the shadow bird on the ground. He's chasing the shadow bird is these people are still trying to keep the covenant Sabbath. The Old Testament Sabbath are chasing shadows. Jesus is the body. The Sabbath is only the Old Testament Sabbath was a shadow of the Lord Jesus Christ. The body is of Christ.
The Sabbath is the shadow that pointed to the body.
Don't miss Jesus. That's the reason Jesus could say in Matthew chapter 11 verse 28 come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, I'll give you rest. I will give you rest. I guess I have made a new creation. I am now sitting at the right hand of the father. Don is finished and fall. Now the Lord Jesus is our finished rest.
This is why we celebrate the first day of the week because Jesus son the bonds of bed and came out of that grave upon the first day of the week and it is called in the Bible in Revelation chapter 1 and verse 10 the Lord's day, the Sabbath is never called the Lord's day, not the Old Testament covenant Sabbath, but the new creation Calvary Sabbath is called the Lord's day. I want to give you nine fax Jesus rose from the dead first day of the week March 16 nine now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week. Fact number two Jesus met with his disciples after his resurrection on the first day of the week March 1611 Jesus met with them.
Eight days later, upon the first day of the week.
John chapter 20 verses 19 and 20 been the same date evening, being the first day of the week when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews came Jesus and stood in the midst, and set under them. Peace be unto you, they were commissioned to preach the gospel on the first day of the week.
John 20 verse 21 then said Jesus unto them again, peace be unto you as my father has sent me, even so send I you. The Holy Spirit was imparted to them upon the first day of the week. John 20 verse 22 and when he had said this, he breathed on them and set under them receive the Holy Ghost later on the day of Pentecost the church was born on the first day of the week, the day of Pentecost was on Sunday the first day of the week asked to and verse one the book of the revelation was given upon the first day of the week. Revelation 1 verse 10. The early church met for worship upon the first day of the week asked 20 verse seven and upon the first day of the week when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached under them on the first day of the week. They took their offerings.
First Corinthians 16 verse two. Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store as God hath prospered him while Lord has taken the Old Testament Sabbath he has fulfilled and he is transforming and that was the creation, rest there was the comment rest. Thank God for the Calvary rest. When Jesus said it is paid in full to clad for the truth of those words, the ease finished paid in full.
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