Our Rest in Yahusha/Jesus
Israel in the Old Testament was given the Sabbath as a sign of their special relationship with their Creator. They were instructed to rest on the seventh day, not to work, and not to carry burdens. But Israel profaned the Sabbath, and blasphemed God, by forsaking His statutes, and were found guilty before Him.
Today, Yahusha'/Jesus’ invitation is:
"Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light." (Matthew 11:28-30).
Failure to accept Yahuhsa',Jesus’ invitation by rejecting His proffered gift of the Holy Spirit in favour of some man-made tradition or ideology, is rejecting the New Testament Sabbath. For, under the New Covenant, the Sabbath is not any particular day; it is rest in Yahusha/Jesus, into which we enter through Yahusha HaMasyach/Jesus Christ, our sin-bearer and Sabbath of rest.