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September 25, 2021

The Gospel Being A Rest to Man

Matthew 11:28 Come to Me all who toil and are burdened, and I will give you rest . (29) ...and you will find rest for your souls. Hebrews 10:11 And every priest stands daily, ministering and offering often the same sacrifices, which can never remove sins; (12) But this One [Jesus Christ], having offered one sacrifice for sins, sat down forever on the right hand of God,

We mentioned earlier that the Sabbath is a type of the gospel. The type of the gospel goes away when the reality of the gospel comes. The gospel is the principle behind the Sabbath, just as the cross is the principle behind the sacrifice. In the Old Testament the sacrificial bull and lamb are types of the Lamb of God - the Lord Jesus. The bull and the lamb are not needed now that the Lord Jesus has come. Today if a man still brings a bull or a lamb to sacrifice to God, he is ignorant of the cross. How can a man offer up a bull or a lamb when the Lord has already become the offering? Likewise, the gospel has already come. Man can now rest in God through the gospel. God has accomplished all His work through His Son's redemption on the cross. Therefore, He does not charge us to work first but to rest. We should rest in the work of his Son. We do not come to God to do any work; we come to Him to rest. The gospel ushers us into rest in God. We serve only after we rest. After the gospel, rest is brought in, and the Sabbath is spontaneously annulled for the believers just as the sacrifice of bulls and lambs was annulled. The Sabbath is a type in the Old Testament; this type has already been fulfilled in the New Testament. (c) 2007 Living Stream Ministry.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, Messages for Building Up New Believers, pp. 215- 216. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com. Send comments to: comment@emanna.com.

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