Why Jesus Is “Lord” of the Sabbaths

Why Jesus Is “Lord” of the Sabbaths

by Ian Hufton

(Note: The four-digit numbers in the text of this article are references to Strong’s Concordance.)

“If Jesus is your Lord and Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbaths, what is your relationship to the Sabbaths? Mark 2:27-28: “Therefore the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath [4521].”

“Sabbath” (the English word from Greek word [4521] sabbaton (sab’-bat-on) of Hebrew origin (7676); the Sabbath (i.e. Shabbath), or day of weekly repose from secular avocations (also the observance or institution itself).

Christ Is the Focal Point of All the Sabbaths

Few people grasp that the focal point or “person” of every Sabbath is Jesus—our Lord—whom the Father has chosen to be the “Way” we come to our Heavenly Father. The weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths all exemplify aspects of Christ’s interaction with those who follow Him and plan to spend eternity in His presence. Jesus came down from the Father in heaven to enlarge man’s understanding of what God is doing for mankind….”

(this article is an excerpt from the January-February 2005 edition of the Sabbath Sentinel)

To read the rest of this article, which starts on page 14, click this link: http://biblesabbath.org/tss/511/tss_511.pdf

 

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