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Shabbat Shalom! I Will Give You Rest! – A Brief Bible Study

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HAPPY SABBATH!! JESUS WILL GIVE YOU HIS REST!!

There is a great Music Video at the end of this post. Pillars Music: “I Will Give You Rest”! Be sure and listen.
THE SABBATH IS A REMINDER THAT JESUS GIVES THE ONLY TRUE REST!

28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30.

God wants us to sit down and enjoy all the blessings we have “in Christ Jesus”.

30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption— 31 that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the LORD.” 1 Corinthians 1:30-31.

In other words Jesus wants us to stop all the striving and the anxiety that comes as a result of us putting forth our own effort trying to save our-selves!! 

THE SABBATH IS A REMINDER THAT IT’S GOD WHO SAVES US AND MAKES US HOLY.

12 Moreover I also gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign between them and Me, that they might know that I am the LORD who sanctifies them.

20 hallow My Sabbaths, and they will be a sign between Me and you, that you may know that I am the LORD your God.’ Ezekiel 20:12,20.

I repeat; It’s Jesus alone  who can make us Holy and not we ourselves!!

“Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots?
Then may you also do good who are accustomed to do evil”. Jeremiah 13:23.

THE SABBATH IS A REMINDER THAT I HAVE SALVATION ONLY BY FAITH IN JESUS! PERIOD!

There is nothing that I can do in terms of my own efforts that will save me! Absolutely Nothing!  See Hebrews 3:19, 4:1-4,10.

It’s all about Jesus! And Jesus will save me completely!                                                                        

23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it. 1Thessalonians 5:23-24.

So what is it that I can do to be saved and have eternal life?

My part is to simply Trust Jesus With My Life!! Period!!

Dr Tim Jennings puts it this way:

If we trust Jesus, then He will perfectly heal us. It is in this trust relationship with Christ that we find our assurance of salvation. At the moment we trust Him and turn our lives over to Him we have His assurance that He will save us . Once we trust Jesus, He, our great Heavenly Physician, will perfectly heal and restore us, thus our assurance is in Jesus, not in ourselves or our future”. John 17:3

“Courtesy Dr. Tim Jennings and ComeAndReason.com”

I am so thankful that the Sabbath is a wonderful reminder that I have true rest from all my efforts to save my self!! The Sabbath simply points me to Jesus who alone has the power to save me and give me life eternal! Praise God!!  Ephesians 2:4-10.

A Wonderful Music Video: “I Will Give You Rest”-Pillars Music

SHABBAT SHABBAT SHALOM!! HAPPY SABBATH!!

Hebrews 8:10-12.


Thanks to Pastor Dennis Smith who’s material is a huge blessing!


Unconditional Love!! An Amazing Story!!

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By   Mihaela Uritean

A story is told about a soldier who was finally coming home after having fought in Vietnam. He called his parents from San Francisco.

“Mom and Dad, I’m coming home, but I’ve a favor to ask. I have a friend I’d like to bring home with me.”

“Sure,” they replied, “we’d love to meet him.”

“There’s something you should know the son continued, “he was hurt pretty badly in the fighting. He stepped on a land mine and lost an arm and a leg. He has nowhere else to go, and I want him to come live with us.”

“I’m sorry to hear that, son. Maybe we can help him find somewhere to live.”

“No, Mom and Dad, I want him to live with us.”

“Son,” said the father, “you don’t know what you’re asking. Someone with such a handicap would be a terrible burden on us. We have our own lives to live, and we can’t let something like this interfere with our lives. I think you should just come home and forget about this guy. He’ll find a way to live on his own.”

At that point, the son hung up the phone. The parents heard nothing more from him. A few days later, however, they received a call from the San Francisco police. Their son had died after falling from a building, they were told. The police believed it was suicide. The grief-stricken parents flew to San Francisco and were taken to the city morgue to identify the body of their son. They recognized him, but to their horror they also discovered something they didn’t know, their son had only one arm and one leg.

The parents in this story are like many of us. We find it easy to love those who are good-looking or fun to have around, but we don’t like people who inconvenience us or make us feel uncomfortable. We would rather stay away from people who aren’t as healthy, beautiful, or smart as we are. Thankfully, there’s someone who won’t treat us that way. Someone who loves us with an unconditional love that welcomes us into the forever family, regardless of how messed up we are.

Tonight, before you tuck yourself in for the night, say a little prayer that God will give you the strength you need to accept people as they are, and to help us all be more understanding of those who are different from us!!!

There’s a miracle called Friendship That dwells in the heart You don’t know how it happens Or when it gets started But you know the special lift It always brings And you realize that Friendship Is God’s most precious gift!

Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed They lend an ear, they share a word of praise, and they always want to open their hearts to us.

Our Awesome Creator At Work!

   For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.  And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist(Are Held Together). Colossians 1:16-17.