The Sabbath -- Rest
Jesse M. Hendley
Now, friends, if you have your Bibles, turn with me to Exodus 16:22, and we have the Sabbath coming up now as God speaks to the people in the desert in the wilderness. He has fed them with quail's flesh, and bread, the manna; and now we come to the Sabbath rest. And they were to gather on Friday enough for the Saturday also. This was not to be done during the week. They could gather only one day at a time. But on the week-end, we have the Sabbath, which was Saturday for them, and the time of rest.
So we read in verse 22: "And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses. And he said unto them, This is that which the Lord hath said, Tomorrow is the rest of the holy Sabbath unto the Lord: bake that which ye will bake today, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning. (the rest of the holy Sabbath.) And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein. And Moses said, Eat that today; for today is a Sabbath unto the Lord: today ye shall not find it in the field. " Six days ye shall gather it; (the manna) but on the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, in it there shall be none." That is, no gathering on the Sabbath Day. It was holy for the Lord and a time of rest for the Lord.
The word Sabbath means that, just rest. And it comes back from God resting at the creation, resting on the seventh day as we read in the book of Genesis. And this is the first record we have here of the Sabbath coming upon the people after the original meaning in the very beginning. Now all of this refers to the rest that God gives unto His people. There is a type here. The type of the rest God gives us first; the rest of faith now, and then finally the perfect rest in the millennium. In Hebr ...
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