Jesus is the Sabbath…

So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God. (Hebrews 4:9 NASB)

I’ve put the above quotation in green as it reminds me of growth… 🙂

There remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God…

Who are the people of God which the writer – Paul I believe – is referring to?

It is us – those who know Jesus Christ and have surrendered to Him to make our lives what He wants them to be…

Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath…

And He also defined what was OK to do on the Sabbath when the Scribes and Pharisees had a crack at His disciples for eating grain as they walked through the fields on the Sabbath…

Man is not for the Sabbath but the Sabbath is for man…

Jesus fulfilled the Sabbath…

That is why it does not practically remain to this day – He fulfilled the Law of the Sabbath…

We fulfil the Law of the Sabbath by resting in Jesus – not one day a week but every second of every minute of every hour of every day of every week of every month of every year of our lives…

As we rest in Jesus we fulfil the Sabbath…

And the promise of Isaiah 56 is then for us…

The Lord gave me Isaiah 56 a month or so ago and showed me this and I just haven’t had the chance to share it yet…

http://biblesuite.com/hebrew/7676.htm

Thus says the LORD, “Preserve justice and do righteousness, For My salvation is about to come And My righteousness to be revealed. “How blessed is the man who does this, And the son of man who takes hold of it; Who keeps from profaning the sabbath, And keeps his hand from doing any evil.” Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the LORD say, “The LORD will surely separate me from His people.” Nor let the eunuch say, “Behold, I am a dry tree.” For thus says the LORD, “To the eunuchs who keep My sabbaths, And choose what pleases Me, And hold fast My covenant, To them I will give in My house and within My walls a memorial, And a name better than that of sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name which will not be cut off. “Also the foreigners who join themselves to the LORD, To minister to Him, and to love the name of the LORD, To be His servants, every one who keeps from profaning the Sabbath And holds fast My covenant; Even those I will bring to My holy mountain And make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar; For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples.” The Lord GOD, who gathers the dispersed of Israel, declares, “Yet others I will gather to them, to those already gathered.” (Isaiah 56:1-8 NASB)

There remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God and we – those of us who believe in Jesus – are now – and always have been in the spirit – the people of God…

I am a eunuch…

And so are you if you are devoted to the Lord…

What?

Yes, even if you are married – you are a eunuch if you are devoted to the Lord – surrendered to the Lord…

You are…

We are the ones – those of us who are surrendered to the Lord – who are being talked about in this passage – our burnt offerings – our lives on the altar – and our sacrifices – our daily surrender to His will as He leads us – are acceptable to the Lord in His House – in His temple…

There is a day coming when from Jerusalem literally His House will be called a House of Prayer for all nations…

For all the peoples – as He says…

Literally this will happen…

The Lord will gather Intercessors – eunuchs – for that is what an Intercessor is – someone devoted to the Lord in all things – an offering on the altar – their own lives over – to go to Jerusalem to be a part of this House which He is forming…

Literally His House – His Temple – and I’m not speaking of another temple like Solomon’s here although that will be rebuilt at some stage right near the end – but a Living Temple of Intercessors – yes, they will meet in one place – there will be a meeting place – will “come together” from all around the world – those who have “joined themselves to the Lord” and His House will be called a House of Prayer for all the peoples…

Why?

Because He is going to save the world…

From Jerusalem the call will go forth – the Intercession will be made – He – Jesus – made the Intercession from the cross – His Blood was shed – His Heart pled for forgiveness – and now in this chosen generation He will raise up Intercessors who will cry out with their very lives – to see this prophetic reality come to pass…

His House will be called a House of Prayer for all the peoples – from Jerusalem we will see it and from Jerusalem we will see it in this chosen generation…

He is gathered it together – He is gathering us together…

He is putting this on our hearts…

Giving us a desire to fulfil His word…

His word in scripture…

And we will…

Because He will do it…

He will make it happen…

Yet others will I gather to them to those already gathered…

Yes He will, He has been gathering them – the people of Israel back to their land – stage one…

Now He will open their eyes to see their Messiah – stage two…

Then they will offer themselves as Intercessors for the world – stage three…

Then we – those from the nations – will join with them and intercede together – as one new man – in unity – complete unity – for the salvation of the world…

This is His Plan and in this chosen generation He will fulfil it…

About andrew james horton

Hi, my name is Andrew James Horton... I am a Kiwi (New Zealander), born in Christchurch (05 September 1971), now in my mid-forties (I feel so old saying that)... I am blessed to be married with five children and six grandchildren... :-) I am at present a Technical Director - Design, Director working in Christchurch, New Zealand... I am passionate about prophetic intercession and about revival both in New Zealand and throughout the world... I am passionate to pray that the Church, the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, will be all that He - the Lord Jesus Christ - desires her to be in our generation... I felt that the Lord gave me the name of this blog site, "a house of prayer for the nations - prophetic intercession for worldwide revival" and wanted me to "put it out there" and start recording the prayers which are on my heart to pray in the hope that others would also be encouraged to share the prayers which are on their hearts to pray and that in the unity of the Spirit we could participate together in this activity in different locations around the world as He leads us... If the Lord leads you, let's join in prayer for the Lord's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven in our generation... Love in the Lord, Andrew
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