A reflection on the Sabbath

A reflection for the day

“Many Christians backslide…They are unable to stand against the temptations of the world, or of their old nature. They strive to do their best to fight against sin, and to serve God, but they have no strength. They have never really grasped the secret: The Lord Jesus will every day from heaven continue His work in me. But on one condition—the soul must give Him time each day to impart His love and his grace. Time alone with the Lord Jesus each day is the indispensable condition of growth and power.”  Andrew Murray


A reflection on the Sabbath

Heavenly Father,

Thou art the creator of thou world and all that is in it. Thou created thou world in a period of time that is described as six days, and it is said that on the seventh day thou finished thou work that thou had done, and thou rested on the seventh day from all thou work that thou had done. Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou blessed the seventh day and made it one that is holy.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal much about thou Sabbath. We are able to see in a way that is clear that some put aside a day as a day of rest, and that thou desire is for all Mankind to cease from a daily work on a day nominated as thou Sabbath. We are able to see in a way that is clear that to keep thou Sabbath there is a need to refrain from doing as is pleased in terms of a work, and in terms of a pleasure that is placed before a praise, and before a worship of thouself.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou Sabbath day is decreed in thou Ten Commandments, and that thou Ten Commandments were recorded for all Mankind to be laid upon a heart. Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that many desire to obey thou Commandments, and we ask thou to guide all to obey thou Ten Commandments always, and we hope and we pray that through an obedience of thou Commandments, and by thou grace of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, all can draw closer to thou.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that many accept a Sunday as thou Christian Sabbath day. We acknowledge that many Christians believe that thou command is to keep thou Sabbath Day holy was not restricted to thou seventh day but for one day out of the seven week days. We are able to see in a way that is clear that by changing the Sabbath to a Sunday, the day on which your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was resurrected, that it symbolises for Christians the acceptance of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, as thou Messiah.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that all Mankind will reflect carefully upon thou Sabbath. We hope and we pray that all Mankind is able to see in a way that is clear that thou Sabbath is a sign between thou and all Mankind, that it is a sign of a conversion, and that is a sign of a sanctification, and that is a sign of salvation for all.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that by keeping thou Sabbath many are able to show all of Mankind that there is a relationship with thou, and that there is a desire to serve thou, and that there is a desire to obey thou. We ask thou to guide all to reflect upon thou Sabbath, and we hope and we pray that all will perceive, and all will discern, a significance that there is in keeping thou Sabbath.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thouself, Our Heavenly Father, all that hath been spake in thou name of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, who together with thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, reigns on most high, and is, and was, and always will be, the most supreme, and the most absolute power and being, that governs over all who are of this world that we live in, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

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Posted on March 11, 2012, in responsibility, Sabbath, The ministry of Jesus and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Daphne Williams

    By attending church in the morning of the Sabbath,it is a very good way to start the week. It provides peace and clarity of mind and the means of savouring God’s presence in his holy temple. It gives us time to reflect on the past week, its problems and highlights and enables us to look forward to the next few days with more clarity of mind and calmness only received in the presence of our Father.

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