Sabbath May 19, 2011 - "The Sabbath was made for Man"
Based on Mar 2:27

1.      Mar 2:27  And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:

·      In order to understand the verse we need to ask ourselves, in what order was the two created? 

·      Man was NOT made after the Sabbath.

·      Man was NOT designed to accommodate the Sabbath.  The Sabbath was not made yet. 

·      Man was made FIRST. 

·      The Sabbath was made for mans needs.

·      NOT man for the Sabbath. 

·      The Sabbath was given unto you: you have NOT been given unto the Sabbath.

·      If the Sabbath was made for man then it was given to Adam as Adam was a man.

2.     Gen 1:31  And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

·      The Lord rested in His accomplishment with happiness of His finished work as Creator. 

3.     Joh 1:3  All things were made by him (Jesus); and without him was not any thing made that was made.

·      Since all things were made by Jesus, then that means the 7th day was made by Jesus also.

4.     Mar 2:28  Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

·      The Sabbath is the Lord’s Day. 

·      All power has been given unto Him in heaven and on earth (Mat 28:18). 

5.     Psa 111:4  He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered:

·      So we have a Day that God created for man, and we were created for His pleasure (Rev 4:11).  In creating the Sabbath the Lord has given us a day so that we may reflect upon all His wonderful works. 

6.     Gen 2:3  And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

·      The Sabbath is God’s sign of authority. 

·      The Hebrew word for Sabbath is Shabbath.

·      Sha = eternal One.

·      Ab is the root word for Abba, which = Father.

·      Bath or Beth = house of, or sign of.

·      Sign of the Eternal Father.

·      The forth commandment requires TIME.

·      In all of the 10 commandments it’s only the 4th that allows a 24 hr interval for a developing relationship. 

·      Free   A period at one's disposal:”

To have a relationship with another you must have “TIME” to share into an experience.  If you want to dedicate yourself to someone then you will need a period of time where you can remove yourself from all secular activities, and dedicate time to another. 

7.     Joh 14:15  If ye love me, keep my commandments.

·      In keeping them we show Him that we love Him.  In keeping the 4th we keep and preserve a relationship with Him. 

·      You can’t become a Bride without a relationship. 

·      Time = Love. 

·      When we keep His 7th Day His Sabbath, we are preparing ourselves to grow into a certain character that will carry over during the rest of the week. 

·      On His day what do we do to show our Love for Him?  What do we sacrifice?  Our own pleasures.

8.    Isa 58:13  If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:

Isa 58:14  Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

·      So as we continue our date with the Lord every end of week we should halt from doing our customs, cease from personal entertainments, and refrain from speaking of our own words.

·      Let’s examine a couple of the words.

a.     “Thine own ways” = strongs # H1870

                  H1870דּרך             Derek       deh'-rek

From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially: - along, away, because of, + by, conversation, custom, [east-] ward, journey, manner, passenger, through, toward, [high-] [path-] way [-side], whither [-soever].

·      Set aside your daily ritual events and give Him your attention.

b.     “Thine own pleasure” = strongs # H2656

חפץ  chêphets  khay'-fets

From H2654; pleasure; hence (abstractly) desire; concretely a valuable thing; hence (by extension) a matter (as something in mind): - acceptable, delight (-some), desire, things desired, matter, pleasant (-ure), purpose, willingly.

·      Set aside your desire for Him, just this one day and give Him your undivided Time.

·      The Sabbath was set aside for holy use. 

·      Are we to stay at home listening to sermons all day on the Sabbath?  Remember “He made His wonderful works to be remembered.” 

·      Enjoy the time outdoors with your spouse, and children reflecting upon nature, and His creations. 

·      Hand out tracts

·      Nature walks

·      Sabbath was a memorial of His creation

·      Visit the sick

·      Help the needy

9.     Mat 25:37  Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

Mat 25:38  When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

Mat 25:39  Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

Mat 25:40  And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. 

·      Our Creator has so much Love for humanity.

10.Mar 3:4  And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace.

·      Uniquely on the Sabbath… Love takes precedence over all selfish ways and pleasures that you may have during the rest of the week.

11.  Eze 20:12  Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me            and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.

·      So God gave us His Sabbath as a sign between Him and us (our relationship), so that we should know He has separated (sanctify) us as His people.  

God Bless                     

The Presents of God ministry