On The Subject of The Sabbath

What is the Sabbath? Is it a day? Is it a gift? Is it a spiritual state of peace?

The Sabbath is all these things, and those who worship the God of Heaven and earth observe it as both a sign of faithfulness, and an opportunity to draw closer to Him in character. The Savior said this: "If ye love Me, keep My commandments." (John 14:15) These are the same commandments of which the Father spoke many years earlier, who describes Himself as "shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me, and keep My commandments." (Exodus 20:6) The result of observing the Sabbath in both letter (physically resting and refraining from worldly pursuits on the day) and spirit (trusting in God completely, so that our minds are always "at rest") is described by Christ this way: "If a man love me, he will keep my words, and My Father will love him, and We will come unto him, and make Our abode with him." (John 14:23)

When, therefore, He says, "If ye love Me, keep My commandments," it is not just an instruction. It is an invitation. It is a promise. It is an open door to fellowship with the Father, the Son, and Their earthly family.

The following selection of articles discusses the Sabbath, and its importance to the sanctifying work that God is doing in the hearts of His people.

The Sabbath Rest Principle

The Sabbath and A New You

The Three Sabbaths

The Riddle of The Nine (The Sabbath Rest Principle 1)

The Letter of The Law (The Sabbath Rest Principle 2)

The Spirit of The Law (The Sabbath Rest Principle 3)

Ten Perfect Promises

Blessed and Hallowed