God’s Entire Vision Chapter Two

Chapter Two

The Old Covenant And The Law

           

The Old Covenant is not Abraham’s Covenant. Abraham’s covenant is the New Covenant, the Covenant of Faith, according to the promise. The Old Covenant was given to a rebellious people, not willing to obey the voice of the Lord. Abraham left Egypt and believed God, following Him into a land of promise. God tested him again with Egypt, but he finally passed the test and became full of faith, an example for us.

The children of Israel were taken out of Egypt, and failed to believe in God so Egypt could be taken out of them. In their hearts, they grumbled and went back to Egypt. So, they would not obey the voice of God, being given the Law of ordinances and rituals, natural laws for a fleshly people. These became the shadows for the real people of God that came later.

And so, it is today, a fleshly people, performing natural sacrifices to feel like we are making God happy. Egypt, the old nature of pride, anger, resentment, bitterness and unforgivness, still reigns in the hearts of God’s people. We are being destroyed in the wilderness, with plagues, sickness, and disease, and not possessing the land of promise. For this reason many are weak, sick, and a number asleep.

For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world was not through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith14For if those who are of the Law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise is nullified;15for the Law brings about wrath, but where there is no law, there also is no violation. Rom 4:13,15

The Law–“Mere Shadows” Of What Is To Come

All things written in earlier times (the Old Testament) were parables, proverbs, dark sayings, mysteries, and “mere shadows” of what was coming, and were already accomplished, since the foundation of the world. All were fulfilled in Christ, the living example of all things spoken by the Spirit, if you have ears to hear.

Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day— things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ. Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind, and not holding fast to the head, from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and ligaments (the love of Christ), grows with a growth which is from God (the full image of Christ).

      If you have died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world, why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to decrees, such as, “Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!” (which all refer to things destined to perish with use)—in accordance with the commandments and teachings of men? These are matters which have, to be sure, the appearance of wisdom in self-made religion and self-abasement and severe treatment of the body, but are of no value against fleshly indulgence. Col 2:16-23

‘AFTER THESE THINGS I will return, AND I WILL REBUILD THE TABERNACLE OF DAVID WHICH HAS FALLEN, AND I WILL REBUILD ITS RUINS, AND I WILL RESTORE IT, SO THAT THE REST OF MANKIND MAY SEEK THE LORD, AND ALL THE GENTILES WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME,’ 18SAYS THE LORD, WHO MAKES THESE THINGS KNOWN FROM LONG AGO. Acts 15:16-18

‘Now listen, Joshua the high priest, you and your friends who are sitting in front of you—indeed they are men who are a symbol, for behold, I am going to bring in My servant the Branch9‘For behold, the stone that I have set before Joshua; on one stone (Jesus Christ) are seven eyes (the seven spirits of God, seven representing the fullness). Behold, I will engrave an inscription on it,’ declares the LORD of hosts, ‘and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day (the day of the Lord).10In that day (the day of the Lord),’ declares the LORD of hosts, ‘every one of you will invite his neighbor to sit under his vine and under his fig tree.’”Zech 3:8-10

 The “Traditions Of Men”, The Natural, Takes You Captive

 For I want you to know how great a struggle I have on your behalf and for those who are at Laodicea, and for all those who have not personally seen my face, 2that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth (the true wealth) that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself3in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 4I say this so that no one will delude you with persuasive argument5For even though I am absent in body, nevertheless I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good discipline and the stability of your faith in Christ.

      6Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,7having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.

      8See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ. 9For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, 10and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority; 11and in Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ; 12having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. 13When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, 14having cancelled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us (because it released judgment on us); and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross (operating in us)15When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him (the crucified Jesus Christ). Col 2:1-15

 The First Circumcision—A Mere Shadow Of The Real

Circumcision is nothing, according to the revelation given to the Apostle Paul. He called it mutilating themselves. The fact it was only a shadow, was clearly made known to him, and it brought him much tribulation when he taught it. But natural circumcision is much more than a physical mark, a scar, proving you belong to God. It represents man’s belief he belongs to God, his confidence in what he achieved for God, rather than the way of the cross, walking by faith, in love, the true circumcision foreshadowed.

Now, according to the revelation given to me, circumcision has been replaced today by another circumcision, other outward marks of the people of God to have confidence in. Walking down an aisle, praying a prayer, filling out a card, joining a church, having been raised in church, regular church attendance, all physical signs we are God’s people.

This is our circumcision today, we boast in, and have faith in, our New Law to keep. The obeying of the gospel is totally forgotten. The true circumcision, is obeying by faith the true commandments of God, to love your neighbor as yourself, as Paul so boldly told us. The true commandments are again, the stumbling block of the cross, foolishness to the circumcision today. He that has ears to hear, let him hear.

But I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? Then the stumbling block of the cross has been abolished. 12I wish that those who are troubling you would even mutilate themselves (go ahead and get circumcised).

and in Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands (which included the women), in the removal of the body of the flesh (the old nature) by the circumcision of Christ; Col 2:11

Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but what matters is the keeping of the commandments of God.1Cor 7:19

            For indeed circumcision is of value if you practice the Law; but if you are a transgressor of the Law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision26So if the uncircumcised man keeps the requirements of the Law (love your neighbor), will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision27And he who is physically uncircumcised, if he keeps the Law, will he not judge you (by walking in love) who though having the letter of the Law and circumcision are a transgressor of the Law? 28For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh29But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but from God. Rom 2:25-29

             2Behold I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no benefit to you (because you faith is in the circumcision)3And I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is under obligation to keep the whole Law. 4You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. 5For we through the Spirit, by faith, are waiting for the hope of righteousness6For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love. Gal 5:2-6

For this reason Moses has given you circumcision (not because it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and on the Sabbath you circumcise a man. 23“If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath so that the Law of Moses will not be broken, are you angry with Me because I made an entire man well on the Sabbath?24“Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment. John 7:21-24

For indeed circumcision is of value if you practice the Law; but if you are a transgressor of the Law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision. 26So if the uncircumcised man keeps the requirements of the Law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision? 27And he who is physically uncircumcised, if he keeps the Law, will he not judge you who though having the letter of the Law and circumcision are a transgressor of the Law? 28For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh. 29But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but from God. Rom 2:22-29

Is this blessing then on the circumcised, or on the uncircumcised also? For we say, “FAITH WAS CREDITED TO ABRAHAM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.” 10How then was it credited? While he was circumcised, or uncircumcised? Not while circumcised, but while uncircumcised; 11and he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while uncircumcised, so that he might be the father of all who believe without being circumcised, that righteousness might be credited to them, 12and the father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who also follow in the steps of the faith of our father Abraham which he had while uncircumcised. Rom 4:9-12

 Why The Law Was Given

For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world was not through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith14For if those who are of the Law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise is nullified;15for the Law brings about wrath, but where there is no law, there also is no violation. Rom 4:13,15

Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as referring to many, but rather to one, “And to your seed,” that is, Christ. 17What I am saying is this: the Law, which came four hundred and thirty years later, does not invalidate a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to nullify the promise18For if the inheritance is based on law, it is no longer based on a promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by means of a promise. 19Why the Law then? It was added because of transgressions, having been ordained through angels by the agency of a mediator, until the seed would come to whom the promise had been made.  Gal 3:16-19

Do Not Eat—A “Mere” Shadow

The Laws concerning meats were only a mere shadow of what was to come. Was it intended for a purpose to be kept in the natural, probably so, but that is not my part, nor was it given to me to understand. We know that Peter saw the  animals coming down from heaven and he was told, Kill and Eat! “To eat”, in the Spirit means to “take to heart”.

and he saw the sky opened up, and an object like a great sheet coming down, lowered by four corners to the ground, 12and there were in it all kinds of four-footed animals and crawling creatures of the earth and birds of the air. 13A voice came to him, “Get up, Peter, kill and eat!” 14But Peter said, “By no means, Lord, for I have never eaten anything unholy and unclean.” 15Again a voice came to him a second time, “What God has cleansed, no longer consider unholy.” 16This happened three times, and immediately the object was taken up into the sky.

 And he said to them, “You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a man who is a Jew to associate with a foreigner or to visit him; and yet God has shown me that I should not call any man unholy or unclean. (Peter received revelation) Acts 10:28 (Notice it switched from meat to people)

After Jesus called the crowd to Him, He said to them, “Hear and understand.11“It is not what enters into the mouth that defiles the man, but what proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man.” Matt 15:10

  Peter said to Him, “Explain the parable to us.” 16Jesus said, “Are you still lacking in understanding also? 17“Do you not understand that everything that goes into the mouth passes into the stomach, and is eliminated? 18“But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man. 19“For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders. 20“These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man.” Matt 15:15-20

Do Not Touch, Approach, Go Near—A “Mere” Shadow          

The commands of God to not touch, were mere shadows of something spoken of in the Spirit. For example, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.’ Another example is the mountain where God met with Israel…. Beware that you do not go up on the mountain or touch the border of it; whoever touches the mountain shall surely be put to death.

Also, He uses shadows like…. nor shall he approach any dead person, nor defile himself even for his father or his mother; or things like…. ‘Also you shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness during her menstrual impurity. Even the statement of uncover the nakedness of another, was talking about having relations with their spouse. Now you can see what Noah’s son did, uncovering the nakedness of his father. These things cause the natural man to choke, though, being meat to eat, take to heart.

            These examples are spoken in the natural, a shadow of the spiritual. God is not speaking of a mountain, a physically dead person, a woman, but speaking in the Spirit. Every one of these examples are commandments in the Spirit, and are accomplished in the walk of Christ, so all these laws are fulfilled.

Ark Of The Testimony- A Shadow Of Christ, The Living Gospel

The Father and the Son, “the eternal life”, are too wonderful for a mere human to understand, so they must be pictured, or shadowed for us. We are only allowed to see the shadows, at this time, as through a glass darkly. There were three things in the Ark Of The Testimony which represented Jesus Christ, the living gospel. It was made from wood, overlaid with soft beaten gold, representing his humanity, abused into something pure, for He was the Son of Man, laying down His own life, by His own choice.

  1. The Jar of Manna from heaven, the “hidden manna” that was never seen, waiting there for the overcomer to partake of.
  2. The Ten Commandments written in stone, by the finger of God. These represented the commandments written on our disobedient hearts of stone, before the Spirit changed our hearts.
  3. The rod of Aaron, that budded. The wooden staff, probably represented the cross, and the budding was the life that was born there from dead wood.

“To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna” Rev. 2:17.

 The Tabernacle, The Outer Court, Inner Court, Holy of Holies

 Every part of the Tabernacle was built in the natural, representing something in the Spirt for us. The Tabernacle is actually in heaven (the heavenly realm) and Moses was told to build it according to the pattern he saw in the heavenlies. It is the exact natural type and picture, a mere shadow, of what is heaven.

The Outer Court was a place for God’s people to come. Basically, open to all.

The Inner Court was for the Priests to perform their service unto the Lord, on behalf of the people.

The Holy of Holies was only for the High Priest to enter once a year, seeking forgiveness for himself and the sins of the people.

And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who dwell in heaven (the heavenly realm). Rev 13:6

 Measuring The Temple Of God And The Altar

            The Outer Court represents the Kingdom of God, or the Kingdom of Heaven. It is for “the called” of God, those desiring to come to God. Both wheat and tares are allowed to grow together until the harvest, and fish of every kind are caught in the net.

We see in Revelations those in the outer court are measured out, given over to the Gentiles, the unbelieving. When tried by fire on the altar, they are found not to believe.

Those in the holy place (those ministering to the Lord), must go through the veil and on into the Holy of Holies or go back to the Outer Court. Obviously then they are measured out with the rest. Only those made perfect by the testimony (witness) of Christ, can abide in His presence, because they are bearing good fruit and enduring to the end, His likeness and image. If not, they are cut down and cast into the fire, being found to be tares.

The altar, the first thing seen when entering through the doorway into the tabernacle, was made from wood, overlaid with bronze. It was at the entrance of the Outer Court, was built on a mound of dirt or rock, not from cut stones. We can take no pride in this place, the burnt offering and sacrifice for our sins.

The person coming to God, laid their hands on the innocent animal, acknowledging their sins and asking forgiveness. ‘He shall lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, that it may be accepted for him to make atonement on his behalf. 5‘He shall slay the young bull before the LORD; and Aaron’s sons the priests shall offer up the blood (the old life of sin) and sprinkle the blood around on the altar that is at the doorway of the tent of meeting.

1Then there was given me a measuring rod like a staff; and someone said, “Get up and measure the temple of God and the altar, and those who worship in it. 2Leave out the court which is outside the temple (the outer court) and do not measure it, for it has been given to the nations; and they will tread underfoot the holy city for forty-two months. Rev 11:1,2

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet cast into the sea, and gathering fish of every kind48and when it was filled, they drew it up on the beach; and they sat down and gathered the good fish into containers, but the bad they threw away49“So it will be at the end of the age; the angels will come forth and take out the wicked from among the righteous50and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth (quarrelling, fighting, and grumbling).

 The Old Covenant–Ready To Disappear

When He said, “A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete. But whatever is becoming obsolete and growing old (our old nature) is ready to disappear. Heb 8:13

The Veil Of The Temple (Two Veils)

One For The Holy Place and One Of The Holy Of Holies

 The veil represents “Suffering By Dying Daily”: The Path To Sanctification and “the way” into the Holiest of All.

Each and every thing in the tabernacle represented something for us. For this study we’ll discuss the second veil. The “veil” separating the Holy Place from the Holy of Holies, was a picture of Christ’s flesh (suffering), and it was passed through by Him with loud crying and tears, to the one able to save Him from death. The flesh of Jesus Christ now, must be passed through by suffering (the cross of Jesus Christ), like the example he gave. This is the gospel, us suffering in the flesh until we cease from sin, by being changed in the Spirit. This is the change and new birth promised, and our hope of eternal life. No one can enter the Holy of Holies, until the wrath of God is finished, by possessing their own vessel in sanctification. The wrath of God is suffering, our friend and hope, to bring us through the veil, into His image and likeness.

Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Heb10:19-22

Now the main point in what has been said is this: we have such a high priest, who has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens,2a minister in the sanctuary and in the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, not man. Heb 8:1,2

 Behind the second veil there was a tabernacle which is called the Holy of Holies, Heb 9:3

only he shall not go in to the veil or come near the altar because he has a defect (not sanctified), so that he will not profane My sanctuaries. For I am the LORD who sanctifies them.” Lev 21:23

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions. Col 1:24 

And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split. Matt 27:51

“But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares the LORD, “I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Jer 31:33

3being manifested that you are a letter of Christ, cared for by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. 4Such confidence we have through Christ toward God. 5Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God, 6who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

7But if the ministry of death, in letters engraved on stones, came with glory, so that the sons of Israel could not look intently at the face of Moses because of the glory of his face, fading as it was, 8how will the ministry of the Spirit fail to be even more with glory? 9For if the ministry of condemnation has glory, much more does the ministry of righteousness (righteous acts or works) abound in glory. 10For indeed what had glory, in this case has no glory because of the glory that surpasses it. 11For if that which fades away was with glory, much more that which remains is in glory.

12Therefore having such a hope, we use great boldness in our speech, 13and are not like Moses, who used to put a veil over his face so that the sons of Israel would not look intently at the end of what was fading away. 14But their minds were hardened; for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains unlifted, because it is removed in Christ. 15But to this day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their heart; 16but whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit. 2Cor 3:3-18

1Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart, 2but we have renounced the things hidden because of shame, not walking in craftiness or adulterating the word of God, but by the manifestation of truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. 3And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake. 6For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ (and His body). 2Cor 4:1-6

 The True Sabbath–The “Rest” Promised For The People Of God        

The Sabbath was the Law and very serious to God’s people, but only a shadow of what was to come. Jesus, the Son of Man, was the embodiment of the Sabbath, the perfect example of keeping and obeying it. He was also a shadow of the true Sabbath, we enter into, in Him. The Sabbath Rest is residing in perfect obedience to Christ, resting in Him.

So, the Sabbath represented the “Rest” for God’s people, where no fleshly work was done, only “works” of righteousness. For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His.

So, the rest is for us and it is not some time out there in the future. I is a place in Christ, and it is ceasing from our own works as God did in Genesis. Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall (fall away), through following the same example of disobedience.

This was the greatest idol in the hearts of the Jewish leaders, keeping the Sabbath in the flesh. Jesus intentionally challenged it and told them (in parables) why it wasn’t the Sabbath yet. He was the Sabbath, pictured in the Old Testament (showing them how to dwell in the Sabbath Rest). Remember, we are warned not to fail to enter that rest, because of disobedience.

6For this reason the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath. 17But He answered them, My Father is working (not the Sabbath yet) until now, and I Myself am working.” 18For this reason therefore the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him, because He not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God. Jn 5:16-18

So we see in the Spirit, that the writings in Genesis about God working for six days and on the seventh he rested, are parables of something that was to be fulfilled later. I’m certainly not saying He didn’t create it all in the six days, that isn’t my part. I can tell you it was written for our instruction, for sure. The day of rest he spoke of was to come later, visible “in Him” and “fulfilled in us”. That is, if we have ears to hear.

“If because of the sabbath, you turn your foot From doing your own pleasure on My holy day, And call the sabbath a delight, the holy day of the LORD honorable,  And honor it, desisting from your own ways,  From seeking your own pleasure  And speaking your own word, 14Then you will take delight in the LORD, And I will make you ride on the heights of the earth;  And I will feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father, For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.” Is 58:13,14

When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained; 10and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth (in the flesh)?” 11And there was given to each of them a white robe; and they were told that they should rest for a little while longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed even as they had been, would be completed also. Rev 6:9-11

 1Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short of it. 2For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not united by faith (gospel not obeyed) in those who heard. 3For we who have believed enter that rest, just as He has said, “AS I SWORE IN MY WRATH, THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST,” although His works were finished from the foundation of the world.

4For He has said somewhere concerning the seventh day: “AND GOD RESTED ON THE SEVENTH DAY FROM ALL HIS WORKS”; 5and again in this passage, “THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST.” 6Therefore, since it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly had good news preached to them failed to enter because of disobedience, 7He again fixes a certain day, “Today,” saying through David after so long a time just as has been said before, “TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS (refuse to obey).”

8For if Joshua had given them rest, He would not have spoken of another day after that. 9So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God. 10For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His. 11Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall (the falling away), through following the same example of disobedience (not obeying the gospel). Heb 4:1-11

The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “On exactly the tenth day of this seventh month is the day of atonement; it shall be a holy convocation for you, and you shall humble your souls and present an offering by fire to the LORD. “You shall not do any work on this same day, for it is a day of atonement, to make atonement on your behalf before the LORD your God. “If there is any person who will not humble himself on this same day, he shall be cut off from his people. “As for any person who does any work on this same day, that person I will destroy from among his people. “You shall do no work at all. It is to be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwelling places. “It is to be a sabbath of complete rest to you, and you shall humble your souls; on the ninth of the month at evening, from evening until evening you shall keep your sabbath.” Lev 23:26-32

Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,7but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. 8Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, Phil 2:5-9

 “If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath so that the Law of Moses will not be broken, are you angry with Me because I made an entire man well on the Sabbath? Jn 7:23

 Then the Jews, because it was the day of preparation, so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Jn 19:31

Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day– Col 2:16

13And I heard a voice from heaven, saying, “Write, ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on!’” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “so that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow with them.”Rev 14:13

So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God. Heb 4:9

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