Rev. 20:4, “I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, ..and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years 7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison.”

How Many Days Did God Give To Man To Labour?

Ans. Exo. 20:8, “Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 You have six days each week for your ordinary work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God. On that day no one in your household may do any work. This includes you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, your livestock, and any foreigners living among you. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and everything in them; but on the seventh day he rested.”

That is why the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart as holy, (Deut. 5:1-15).

Answer. We are told here man was given six days to work and to rest on the 7th day. But there is something in passing you may not notice in the above quoted passage. For instance, the purpose of the rest is directly tied to labour that man may rest his physical body, being tired. So the question is does God get tired? Did God get wearied hence he needed rest? What should prompt God to rest?

Can I explain something to you? The day God is said to have rested is not the same as the previous six days of the creation week.

Gen. 1:5 says,“And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.”

And this is how all the other days of the week ran through. “Morning and Evening;” “Morning and evening.”

But when you come to the Day God rested here is how it is stated in

Gen. 2:1,

“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.2 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.”

Do you see that? A careful reading of Genesis 1 will reveal that unlike the previous six days, the seventh day that God rested has no “Morning and Evening.”

So it’s not talking about your weekly days but the Eternal Day of God. No end to it, for God is spirit and He lives in an Eternal Day of Rest.

So what is this Eternal Day of God? It is simply Christ. Hence it is said in Matt. 11: 28, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

Ampl. Matt. 11:28, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.”

Meaning whosoever has not entered into the rest of God -Christ (Matt. 11:28) is still in his 6th day. But the true sons of God in faith are in the 7th day of God in Christ where they no longer labour in sin, religion of self-righteousness and law keeping ceremonies (2Cor. 5:21).

This eternal day of God is when all things are finished in the Christ.

Eph. 2:10, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Eph. 3:9, “And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.”

And Heb. 4:3, “…we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.”

Therefore, “Ye (we) are all the children of light, and THE CHILDREN OF THE DAY…” (1Thes. 5:5). What day? The Eternal Day of God’s Rest.

Gen. 1:4, “And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night…” We belong to the great light called DAY. Wherein we can find our rest on all sides. This, my friend, is God’s true Sabbath, the Christ of God. Are you resting!

To be continued…