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God's Sabbath Rest

Norman McNulty

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Norman McNulty

Neurologist at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System, Lawrenceburg, TN

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  • October 28, 2006
    10:00 AM
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him I found it throughout my return about the people that are going to Indian made me happy to know that the gospel commission is still being carried every nation 's hundreds hundred people in one of the distinctive messages of our faith which is found in our operation of command that he will Revelation chapter fourteen in the three angels message and understand it right anything the amount of time we have Revelation chapter fourteen verse six we see the Sabbath message verses six and seven and I saw another angel flying the defendant having the everlasting gospel to preach and to them that dwell on the earth and to every nation and centered in town and people saying with a loud voice fear God and give glory to him for the hour of his judgment is come and worship that made heaven and earth and the sea and the fountains of waters the point I want to focus on here is a message harness to a judge in our message in a message reminding us of God as creator now in the book of Revelation there is another place where we have very similar language this is found in Revelation chapter ten Revelation chapter chances that the great chapter of the mighty Angel Jesus coming down slowly with a cloud 's feet as pillars of fire having a little bit open in his hand and verse five says in the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven where my limit for ever and ever who created heaven and the things that they are in hard and the earth and that there are endless see the things which are American but there should be each time no longer noticed you elements that are similar in Revelation fourteen and Revelation ten the first thing you can clearly see is that God is creator he may have been made earth he made me revelation fourteen Revelation ten there are nearly identical in that passage and then the other thing that is going is the Jasper Howard message of Revelation fourteen and the fact that time should be no longer in revelations not the same thing in Revelation ten it's the end of the twenty three hundred a prophecy Couto I know that because Revelation ten is based on the open book of Daniel the film of the twenty three hundred a prophecy that the in the prophetic time and revelation fourteen and told us that in the from FedEx I is the beginning of the judgment our message and links to that judgment our message is a message reminding us of God as creator and why is that important while the importance is that Revelation ten verse six and revelation fourteen verse seven arc loading a passage in the Old Testament which I'm hurt I'm sure all of you are familiar with its fountain exodus chapter twenty verses eight through eleven Exodus chapter twenty versus atrial and especially in verse eleven the wall read all the verses you remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy six days shalt thou labor and do all my work but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God in it thou shall not do any work with my son nor thy daughter thy manservant nor my maidservant nor thy cattle nor thy stranger that is within means for six days the more made heaven and earth the sea and all that in them is an rest of the seventh day wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and how tough you look carefully revelation fourteen seven and Revelation ten six forty nine very a thought from Exodus chapter twenty verse alone this is important and Bible scholars agree that revelation fourteen and Revelation ten are in fact boarding Exodus chapter twenty why is this important well you have a judgment our message reminding us that God is creator and he's reminding us of his law the ten Commandments and of all the commandments is fixed to remind us of the South African from Exodus twenty verses eight through eleven reminding us that the seventh day is the sound and just to give a little bit of background let's look at the immediate context of Exodus twenty and think about why John use the language he did to the children of Israel at this time this is of course not speaking from Mount Sinai and giving the ten Commandments and he's telling the children of Israel remember the Sabbath day why did God use the word remember to the children of Israel was pretty something they had been in four hundred years of slavery in Egypt and essentially God 's people the children of Israel have forgotten about the seventh day Sabbath and their slavery they were forced to work on the Sabbath and became just another day to day that they did common work set of all the commandments him with no one better that God says especially to remember is the fourth in and for the children of Israel it was because they had forgotten interesting to look at how God led the children of Israel to the Sabbath not that she led them in a pillar of cloud by day and a color fire by night you can read about that in Exodus chapter thirteen and after they pass through the Red Sea they came tomorrow and had a very bitter experience a candle water and the water was better in it did not satisfy their thirst after that and enough nexus fifteen after that in Exodus sixteen God teaches them about the Sabbath and look at this again later on the Exodus sixteen twenty five and twenty six men in Exodus chapter twenty two teaches them about ten command and Exodus twenty is remembered the Sabbath day to keep it holy after that in Exodus twenty five God takes to the sanctuary Exodus twenty five and let them make me a sanctuary that I may dwell among them what's interesting to me is that you can see a very clear parallel between how God led the children of Israel in the Old Testament to a knowledge of the Sabbath in the sanctuary and in a similar manner he did that to his people of arguing reading us your knowledge of the seventh day Sabbath again in the sanctuary message and look at it again carefully in Revelation ten just as you get annexes twenty five Jesus the mighty angel comes down to load in it for just like he was in a pillar of cloud to the children of Israel 's feet are as pillars of fire him and after Jesus comes down McCloud at the end of revelations the absences have a very better experience and a great disappointment similar to the bitter experience of Laura that the Israelites had in the wilderness and after that there's the Sabbath message in Revelation December sixty fourteen seven Lamb Revelation eleven nineteen we have a sanctuary message and I'll just read that briefly in Revelation eleven nineteen says that sample of God was opened in heaven and there was seen in his sample archivists have not pointing us especially to the most holy place of the heavenly sanctuary and nine found in Exodus chapter twenty six versus thirty three and thirty four now it's interesting when God in the ten Commandments set of the children of Israel remember the Sabbath day he needed to say that because they are forgotten through all the years of slavery is discovered the Sabbath message again in the eighteen forties the phrase remember the Sabbath day with appropriate why was that because the Sabbath had again been forgot through the twelve hundred and sixty years of the dark ages that the time in which God 's law which had been attempted to be changed on Sunday have been given freedom and so again when absences who believed in the near seen returning Jesus looked at the ten Commandments face-off remember the Sabbath day they had forgotten continent sorry how the Sabbath message came into existence there was a winner by the name of Rachel of and her husband recently passed away and creating -year-old daughter delight and Johnson CH school in Washington New Hampshire now racial through her own study of the Bible have come to the belief that the seventh day with the sun in the Christian world of her time did not properly understand when the Sabbath what she was just one person that even though she was the only person in all the world but she knew she kept the Sabbath will and so she would keep every seventh day holy as the Bible says and then on Sunday she would go for fellowship with your Christian friends of the church in Washington New Hampshire what's interesting is one Sunday a passerby the name of Frederick Willer came to speech at this church he was one of their visiting pastors in a new pretty well during the course of the sermon that particular Sunday Pastor Willard said we need to keep all ten now racial of almost felt like getting up out of her seat and telling that he was not keeping all tantamount but she kept her piece didn't say anything in the pastor well actually came over to check her house and the lackluster daughter just a visit and she said after Weller how can you preach that we missed all ten Commandments if you're breaking one of them all the time back on a second back select what he's talking about I am keeping the command and he actually kept Sunday holy where she shared with truth in the South and had an impact he said the Sabbath not and she shared this message with someone by the name of Patrick Thomas M Pro Thomas trouble in an effort writing a track in this track was published in February of eighteen forty five minutes and Shrek in the title that is traction on that the seven they should be observed as the Sabbath pretty much does you an idea of what the track is all about Thomas Preble had gotten this from Frederick Weller who gotten this from Rachel it's one woman who was the only person she knew he'd missed that interestingly enough Joseph Bates one of the pioneers of the adventure to read this track by Thomas Pro she accepted the Sabbath she share this message with James and Helen why they were at first resisted and they accepted and Joseph Bates was very firm about this message in in November eighth eighteen forty six hundred and sixty years ago now he went to Rochester New York and met with higher amounts higher Muslim of course with the person on the day after October twenty two two it was revealed with him that Jesus had entered the most holy place the heavenly sanctuary and Joseph Bates shared with Hiram had the truth of the Sabbath message after he was done Hiram had said this is the truth I believe it and he changed he started worshiping on the seventh day Sabbath a higher and has had something that just updates the heat of the knowledge of the sanctuary is and he shared that when Joseph days and Joseph they accept the sanctuary is not how this app is not sanctuary message came together in all started with one person I went to whom to her knowledge she was the only one the whole world next episode that the Sabbath and God used her to share that message with others and whenever you think that you're just one person and that you really don't have much of an impact in that story because you really can have an impact on people 's life that he allow God to speak through the newsstand with God for his truth he will honor you and glossy so I always like that story now what's interesting is that the rise of the Avenue Newton that with the Sabbath message is prophesied in the book of Isaiah Isaiah chapter one verses ten through twelve turn with me there Isaiah Chapter 11 verses ten through twelve and in that day there shall be a root of Jesse which shall stand for and in some of the people to it shall the Gentiles seek in his rest shall be glorious and it shall come to pass in that day that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people which shall be left from Assyria Egypt and from half person confession from healing from shiner from here and from the islands of the sea verse twelve and he shall set up an ensign for the nations and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of greater efficacy in this passage that is that you will set up an infant if you look at the Hebrew meaning for this word actually means fine work Dan him actually talking about the sound how I know that he's looking at exit is chapter thirty one verses sixteen and seventeen Exodus chapter thirty one verses sixteen and seventeen wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations for a perpetual it is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever four and six days the Lord made heaven and earth and on the seventh day he rested and was refresh so the sound is fine it's perpetual perpetual means for ever and the Sabbath message as we saw in Isaiah eleven talks about recovering the remnant of his people the second time the first time with the nation of Israel the second time is the great and knew that was raised up in eighteen forty four in what other signs one other significant of the Sabbath had assigned that God is creator but it means more than my last ten minutes or so of this message I'm going to look at some important things that we should consider when we think about what the Sabbath means for us first of all in Ezekiel chapter twenty versus twelve inch one Ezekiel chapter twenty versus twelve and twenty moreover also I gave in my Sabbath to be a sign between me and then that they might know that I am the Lord that sanctified verse twenty and how will my Sabbath and they shall be assigned when you need that you may know that I am the Lord your God this is not only a sign of God 's creative sign of sanctification is a sign of our war between God and how we relate to know the Sabbath day is a holy day the Bible clearly says in Exodus twenty is is remember the Sabbath day to cheat it fully Matthew looked at Exodus chapter twenty two thirty one the first part of the verses you shall be holy unto me so what that's telling me of is that the Sabbath day is a holy day to be checked by holy people enough what God wants us to be today and I came across an interesting world and desired pages page two eighty three and this whole chapter is on the Sabbath there are encouraging to read desiring his history history says no other institution which was committed to the Jews tenants for the distinguish them from surrounding nations as did the Sabbath God designed that its observance should designate them as his worshipers it wasn't to be a token of their separation from idolatry and the connection with the true God policy limits but in order to keep the Sabbath holy men must themselves the holy through faith they must become partakers of the righteousness of Christ so the Sabbath is not just a once in a week there that we could everything aside and don't really change anything else in this way the Sabbath is a sign of sanctification not want to live sanctify life not just one day a week for seven days a week a month so what is the seventh day Sabbath it should be a reflection of what our experience with God has been all week long it's a day set apart especially for job all week long our lives are committed to God we now I'm a tell a story about my sophomore alone should and I hope that I like tell the story think about yourself don't think about anyone else and how this could apply to them think about yourself that's what I'm when I was ten twelve fourteen years old I was a huge sports and all summer long especially I would be very much into following my favorite team hoping that they will win the game and eventually won first place and won the World Series or the championship or whatever sport was and when Sabbath can course you turn the TV off and you don't notice one who won the game that sort of thing so I get a church in my family always set run the firmware of my home church by resetting there is a good shed not hacking up listening to the sermon but I guess for my mind my mind was wandering off thinking about my favorite team hoping that they won the game on Friday night I wonder what's happening right now about starting starting right now this is the creature 's wrapping of the sermon on that was not keeping Sabbath holy now no one would've not know until it's been able to tell our sitting there him well out of my car was listening to the sermon do you know what that was a reflection that was a reflection of where my heart was only an think about her Sabbath experience how is your relationship with God and South Bay because in many ways the way you relate to God Sabbath is a reflection of your experience with him all week long and that's why God wants holy people to keep the Sabbath day holy know there's some specific instructions that God gave to the children of Israel in the first example is found in Exodus chapter sixteen a.m. on the second hit a few points here Exodus chapter sixteen versus twenty five through twenty eight in the context of this is the man that got provided for the children of Israel it was provided for six days and on the seventh day it was not found another set each activity for today is a Sabbath on the board today you shall not find it in the film six days you shall gather it but on the seventh day which is the Sabbath there shall be none and it came to pass that there went out some of the people in the seventh before the gathering they found and the Lord said unto Moses how long refusing to keep my can in my law forgotten this clear instruction of the children of Israel hear six days go out and gather your food but on the sixth they gather a double portion on the seventh day take a Sabbath rest was very clear with no person has relied to someone on Sunday to gather food and we can see that God was not happy about there is another passage in Scripture that's quite interesting Nehemiah chapter thirteen versus fifteen through twenty two and this is after Nehemiah had helped to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem kids have to go back to the kingdom and now he's come back a second time the Jerusalem and all actually start in your persisting in those days saw iron Judas son treading wine presses on the Sabbath and bringing initiatives and waiting masses as also wine grapes in faith and all manner burdens which they brought into Jerusalem on the Sabbath day and I testified against them in the day where in the seven soldiers number seventeen and I contended with the nobles of Judah and seven of them what evil thing is this that he gave an profane the Sabbath day did not your father thousands of them are not bring all this evil upon us and upon the city that you bring more wrath upon Israel by profane the Sabbath and it came to pass that when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark force I commanded that the gates should be shot in charge that they should not be open until after the Sabbath and some of my sermons that I at the gates but there should be no burden be brought on the Sabbath day and so Nehemiah how did your work of reform for Sabbath keeping among God 's people they had forgotten the importance of the holiness of the Sabbath day and onset on Sabbath it really is a holy day today that means we stayed home from work we rest in God we will we are you on six days of work aside when we come to the iPhone they have rest because when we have a true experience with God we content understand maybe perhaps for the first time of what Sabbath observances we want to lay aside everything when we come to that so they sell now sometimes I wonder when I read the story gotten EMI if we would benefit from EMI coming in and really educating our minds about the importance of the sacredness of sound on its become almost acceptable unfashionable to eat out at restaurants on Sabbath the page buying homes buy gas and we can go off a hundred miles away to do something and we have six days to prepare we have six days to get our food ready for the Sabbath and if we plan ahead and we make a habit of planning ahead then he will be able to be ready when the time now I read it this is from testimonies volume six page three fifty three three fifty four this is a whole section on Sabbath keeping if you never read it I encourage you to work through it I thought this was my in this course is all through the week we are to have the Sabbath in mind in the making preparation to keep it according to the command we are not merely to observe the Sabbath as a legal matter we are to read understand spiritual bearing upon all the transactions of life all who regard the Sabbath is a sign between them showing that she is the guy who sanctifies will represent the principles of his government they will bring into daily practice the law him him him him will neither prayer that the sanctification of the Sabbath may rest upon every day they will have companionship of Christ and will exemplify the perfection of his character every day the wind will shine forth to others and get more and a lot of other things in that chapter talking about how we should have our bass and food and all prepared for someone on Friday night I don't have time to go into all of that now but the reason that this message is important for us proper sample sound of keeping this because at the end of time the issue of the Sabbath is going to be an issue between those you follow God and those who don't and there is the issue of the mark of the beast in Revelation thirteen there's the issue of the sill of God and how the Sabbath is heightened that an Isaiah chapter fifty eight as we close God prophesies of a group of people she will help restore the true significance of the seventh day Sabbath in the last days Isaiah chapter fifty eight versus twelve to fourteen and later shall be of the show Bilbo old waste places of short race of the foundations of many generations nationally called the repairer of the Paris which the restorer of past and well-written of the region law and God is called a group of people to raise up the foundation of the many generations before the Texas law could set aside and verse versus thirteen fourteen tallest especially if thou turn away from the Sabbath from doing my poor you are always the white the holy of the word on the shelf honor not fearing the unknown ways for finding the known pleasure speaking one word then shalt thou the like myself in the Lord and I will hire me to write upon the high places of years and TV with a heritage of Jacob my father for the mouth of the Lord have spoken a special blessing has promised to those of us who helped to raise up the foundation and the Sabbath message we ride on the high places of years we will be fed with a heritage of Jacob on about you that's something I want to experience now when I think about proper Sabbath keeping one way to look at it is to look at it as a list of rules that keep us from doing what we really want but if you have a true experience with God and you introduce you a day of rest when you have a holy day set aside apart for him completely where you prepared right and done everything because you love the Sabbath day will be so special that you look forward to all week long every week it won't the last-minute surprise for your rushing around trying to throw things together and make sure the house was off together and just at the last segment someone just barely it can be something that as we look forward to it all week long when it comes will be ready to meet that seventh day Sabbath every week so I prepared for this message it challenged me like I needed a better thinking about preparing for the Sabbath all week long and one application will close with this him the holy day to the test by holy people we have six days to get ready for every week so the question we ask ourselves personally is and I ready for South South why is that important because God is looking for people that will be ready for him when he comes and being ready for Sabbath is a good test procedure for ready for Jesus the because the Sabbath is a holy day to be checked by holy people and when Jesus comes the second time he's coming for holy people that are ready to me they won't be scurrying around a while trying to throw things together to get their lives in order to be ready and made it a habit of serving God every day and simply learned that had communion with God each region God 's Sabbath rest and preparing for this the seventh day Sabbath six days and doing that everything on the sixth especially preparing the Sabbath won't catch us by surprise so I encourage you to think about the things on the Sabbath day I pray that today the Sabbath was especially being a wonderful Sabbath day of rest that you have true communion with God true rest with an experienced the joy that he wants for you to have an end today so let's have a word for the close father in heaven thank you so much for the Sabbath message for this one day a week that you have given to us or we set aside the cares of this life or we can set the all out of our mind and him right thank you so much that you have given this message to us at the very end of time that is part of the first vandalism reminding us that your Creator and near the center for the new re-creating our heart so be with us throughout the rest of the Sabbath they help us to keep it holy of the CPU in our minds and all that we need and may we be ready when you come I pray all the things in Jesus

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