GOD JOINED JESUS’ ATONEMENT AS US WITH OUR SABBATH REST
God’s ruling: “For on this day, atonement will be made for you to purify you; you will be clean before Adonai from all your sins. It is a Shabbat of complete rest for you, and you are to deny yourselves. This is a permanent regulation,” Lev. 16:30-31 (CJB). Jesus’ resolve: “Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement,” Rom. 5:9-11 (KJV). Our reunion: “The very stone the masons rejected as flawed has turned out to be the most important capstone of the arch, holding up the very house of God. The Lord Himself is the One who has done this, and it’s so amazing, so marvelous to see! This is the very day of the Lord that brings gladness and joy, filling our hearts with glee. O God, please come and save us again; bring us your breakthrough-victory! Blessed is this one who comes to us, the sent one of the Lord. And from within the temple we cry, We bless you!” Ps. 118:22-26 (TPT). Holy Spirit realized: “Now if Joshua had been able to lead those who followed him into God’s rest, would God then have spoken this way? There still remains a place of rest, a true Sabbath, for the people of God because those who enter into salvation’s rest lay down their labors in the same way that God entered into a Sabbath rest from His,” Heb. 4:8-10 (VOICE). Naomi’s farewell to Ruth was to find rest; then she agreed to seek rest for Ruth after her covenant was made. When Ruth proposed to Boaz, Naomi told her to sit still, i.e., rest silently knowing he would not rest until he finished his work that day. Jesus’ work is finished; He works when you rest in His rest, not yours. Selah!
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