Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
It is interesting to note that the heavens and the earth were completed. There was nothing else to be or can be created. That is what the laws of Physics tells us. The law of conservation of energy states that the total amount of energy in an isolated system remains constant. A consequence of this law is that energy cannot be created nor destroyed and we are all a form of energy. Once again, the bible teaches us a concept that took man till recently to recognized or accept.
The Hebrew word, “tsaw-baw” translated here as host means an army of soldiers or servants. As beloved as we are, we should never forget that we were created as servants or soldiers in G-ds army. Furthermore, whether you were born at the time of Adam or in recent years, the real you were created during or possibly before the first six days of creation. The fact is that you have been alive and have been known by G-d from before the beginning of time.
God, who hath saved us, and , not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the time began…
II Timothy 1:9
You are now being called to active duty in the army of G-d. Stand up and be counted.
The seventh day, the Shabbat, the Sabbath, the day of rest. This is historically the last day of the week. On the Jewish calendar, it is from dusk on Friday to sunset on Saturday. This is derived from the chapter we just studied. Since G-ds Word says, “And the evening and the morning were the first day.”, the Jews understand that G-d intended the day to begin at dusk and end the following sunset. It has been standardized as approximately 6PM to 6PM. This day is to honor G-d and the work he had done in creating his people and their environment.
Are we supposed to honor G-d in keeping his day holy? Yes. Do we as Christians honor G-d by honoring his day? Most of the time, no. Most will defend themselves by quoting the book of Hebrews.
“Jesus fulfilled the Sabbath.”
“Do not hold any day above another.”
“Today is the Sabbath.”
On the cross, Y’shua fulfilled the Sabbath thereby eliminating the ramifications arising from disobeying the law. However, Y’shua did not eliminate the law and your obligation to follow it. In other words, is the body of Christ going to be judged according to the law? No. Should the body of Christ have a desire to follow the law? Yes!!!!! What it comes down to this:
If you are a b’nai Elohim, a child of G-d, then you should have a desire to follow G-ds law. Honor the Sabbath, keep it holy. Honor the fulfillment of the Sabbath, observe today as the Sabbath. If you do not, then you might want to re-evaluate your position within the body of Christ.