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Saturday, 17 December 2011

Son Day is as a thousand years and a thousand years is as Son Day

  God spoke this into my heart this week....(Facebook status)

"The Lord's Day was never Sunday. It's the devil who mixes Sun worship with Son worship. Like pyramids with In God We trust. And Santa with Christmas.Oh no Chris has gone Seventh Day Adventist! No, Jesus, being Jesus and just above it all, said this week,that although Sabbath truly began on the eightth day, we are not allowed to celebrate it on the 8th day, because it hasn't ended yet!It's just Sabbath, period!"

 

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The Sabbath

by Ole Henrik Skjelstad on Friday, 16 December 2011 at 10:05
The gospels abound with examples of Jesus repeatedly breaking the Sabbath hence provoking the religious elite of His day. Jesus’ extensive ministry on the Sabbath is parables showing that the Sabbath merely is a shadow pointing to Him. He is the Sabbath, and since the Sabbath is Him, that is, His own life, He can in freedom do whatever pleases Him in regards to it. And by so doing His actions testify to the goodness of the Father flying in the face of human traditions built on the letter and not the Spirit.

Jesus did many of His healing miracles on the Sabbath. They prefigure how He as the Sabbath would heal and restore mankind by His death and resurrection. Every healing success demonstrating the efficacy of the cross. By one of the many wonders of the Spirit the Sabbath comes alive in Christ so that we relax into a person and not a specific day.

Another pertinent question in this context is why the Jews performed circumcision on the Sabbath. This tradition plainly foreshadows that in Jesus the old man is cut off. Circumcision also denotes our nothingness and impotence, that is, without Him we can do nothing. It is at this juncture we face a two way temptation. “A temptation "up," to see "this thing" as God and in God and at work for Divine purposes out of our inner oneness; or a temptation "down" in which our sight is locked into the temporal appearance as something in itself and "we" as "something in our selves" (separation) responding to this "thing" as if it is outside God, along with us outside God, too. Alone” (Fred Pruitt).

It was Sabbath when Jesus formed clay and put on the blind man's eyes so that He became seeing. Clay in this context equals union because it was His saliva mixed with dust (we are made from dust) that constituted the mixture. The dust and the saliva become one. He in us and we in Him. Both components giving definition to the clay. It is impossible to know where dust begins and saliva leaves off. The amazing thing is that it is the dust we see, but in a new transformed version in oneness. The dust has become the Sabbath in which it rests from its own works.

It is worth noting that it is Jesus who molds and fashions the clay so that it becomes a unique expression of Christ. We are not responsible to form ourselves. We are safe in His loving hands to become exactly what we are meant to be according to His Divine purposes perfectly manifesting the Father in all things. The dust hasn’t lost anything when it is mixed with Christ. It doesn’t either appear as merely an improved version of itself. No, it has become something new, something never seen before.

"AT THAT particular time Jesus went through the fields of standing grain on the Sabbath; and His disciples were hungry, and they began to pick off the spikes of grain and to eat." The plain truth is that Jesus is our food. He is the One who satisfies our hunger. He comes and calls us not in accordance with human traditions and assumptions, but most often contrary to reason and the natural mind. Those paths He takes us along have to contradict appearances and circumstances or else faith would be void and of no meaning.

“And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath” (Mark 2:27). It can't be said much clearer than this. God lives wholly for his creation and gives himself unrestricted to it so that it in all things can be restored to its original paradisaical state. He is like the sun which rays of light and warmth can only bless and which gives itself wholly to those it shines upon.

It was Friday when Jesus took His last breath. It was Sunday when the Spirit breathed His life into Him again. But death reigned the entire Sabbath. The shadow died so that the substance by faith could enter into human consciousnesses.
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    • Craig Castleman Tremendous insights, truth and parallels conveyed here so beautifully Ole, thanks so much. Consequently, I am a little freer for having read it! Blessings.
      16 hours ago · · 1
    • Ole Henrik Skjelstad Wow! Thank you dear friend! You are a perpetual source of encouragement. Blessings!
      15 hours ago ·
    • Vicki Leventhal-Highet Frydrych
      Yes! On the first sabbath the Lord completed all His work which He had done (Gen 2). The sabbath - the rest that remains (Heb 4) - is for each believer in Christ today. It is the time where the work He did in us becomes complete - it is finished (Jn 19) - and we get to rest in Him, who is also at rest. God looks at the heart (1 Sam 16) and when we accept the cross - our sin paid for AND - us, the sinner killed receiving His life within us (Gal 2, Rom 6) - the life we live by - we are finished.
      14 hours ago · · 3
    • Craig Castleman ‎'we are finished'. Yes, love it!
      14 hours ago · · 1
    • Ole Henrik Skjelstad Thanks Vicki! You perfectly add to the note!
      14 hours ago ·
    • Ole Henrik Skjelstad I read Ez 37 yesterday, and it became very clear to me how finished we were until God made us alive again.
      14 hours ago ·
    • Craig Castleman I wish I had known the glorious truth that 'I was finished' years ago, would have saved me (and some other folks, ha) lots of trouble! ha.
      14 hours ago · · 1
    • Ole Henrik Skjelstad Sure thing, but it seems like all of us need a period of conditioning in the wilderness, taken there by the Spirit - we have all been stuck in Romans 7 until we surrendered.
      14 hours ago · · 3
    • Craig Castleman God 'Rest' Ye Merry Gentlemen...Sabbath!
      13 hours ago ·
    • Elaine Fitzpatrick Sneed
      ‎"AT THAT particular time Jesus went through the fields of standing grain on the Sabbath; and His disciples were hungry, and they began to pick off the spikes of grain and to eat." The plain truth is that Jesus is our food. He is the One who satisfies our hunger. He comes and calls us not in accordance with human traditions and assumptions, but most often contrary to reason and the natural mind. Those paths He takes us along have to contradict appearances and circumstances or else faith would be void and of no meaning.
      " love this Ole...so true...it has to be different to us not the copying of someone else.
      13 hours ago · · 2
    • Craig Castleman Yes, Elaine, Jesus is our very food for 'He would feed us with the finest of the Wheat' (Ps 81:16 & 147:14)
      13 hours ago · · 2
    • Ole Henrik Skjelstad I love your conclusion, Elaine! Thanks!
      13 hours ago ·
    • Elaine Fitzpatrick Sneed I wrote a short about the need to make bread for yourself not instead of buying from a bakery but in the intimacy of it as a metaphor for relationship with my Jesus. You have to try Him for yourself! Taste and see.....you won't regret.
      13 hours ago · · 1
    • Elaine Fitzpatrick Sneed I know you already have...just carrying on the metaphor.... =)
      13 hours ago · · 1
    • Jean Rittenberg You are truly blessed dear brother such insight THANKS!!!!
      11 hours ago ·
    • Jamie Fields Right on Bro!!!!!!!!!!!!
      11 hours ago ·
    • Cathy Rheeder Oh how i love the bread of life! Thanx ole for always giving us the bread of life.mmmmm i love it.

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