The Cross v. The Sabbath Day

The Cross v. The Sabbath Day

Jesus fulfilled what the Sabbath edict foreshadowed. The Sabbath pointed the children of Israel to their Messiah who would free them from slavery to an arduous Law Covenant that only defined their sin, their culpability before God, but provided no atonement (Romans 3:20); a Law Covenant that only cursed and condemned the one seeking righteousness with God through obedience (Galatians 3:10; Deuteronomy 27:26) because the Law, in order to attain righteousness through it, mandated absolute perfection (James 2:10) and all of mankind is under the condemnation of sin (Romans 3:23); therefore, the Law condemned without hope – but – God the Father did not leave mankind in a hopeless condition but sent the Son into the World to provide blood atonement for sin as per Leviticus 17:11 as the Son kept the Law in perfection (Matthew 5:17) and shed His innocent blood upon the sands of Golgotha as payment for the sins of the whole World (Matthew 28:26; 1 John 2:2) and anyone who trusts-believes that Jesus is Lord who died to pay their sin-debt is released from the curse of the Law of sin and death (Romans 7:6; 8:1-2) and the righteousness of Jesus is imputed in the life of the one who believes in exchange for their sin (2 Corinthians 5:21); therefore, Jesus provides an eternal rest that the Jewish Sabbath only foreshadowed but could never accomplish due to the sin-nature of mankind (Hebrews 4); therefore, the Sabbath Rest given Israel’s children as a sign between God and Israel (Exodus 16; Exodus 20:12; 31:13) was fulfilled by Messiah Jesus who is now our Sabbath in the New Covenant…NOT a Day but God Himself in Jesus as Lord who was resurrected on the third-day by the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:11-13) for our justification and our peace…a peace with God that the Sabbath edict could never provide (Romans 5:1); therefore, those who live by faith in Jesus are not obligated to a Day or a Festival or any form of ceremonial law as Jesus is our Sabbath and the fulfillment of what the ceremonial-civil law foreshadowed (Colossians 2:16).

Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. 6 The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God. Romans 14:5-6 ESV .

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