Andrew Wommack Devotional 19 March 2024 – Rest In His Love

Andrew Wommack Devotional 19 March 2024 – Rest In His Love

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Topic: Rest In His Love

John 5:16, “And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him because he had done these things on the sabbath day.”

Text: John 5:16-27

The Sabbath was first mentioned in Scripture in Exodus 16 when the Lord started miraculously providing the children of Israel with manna in the wilderness. The Israelites were commanded to gather twice as much manna on the sixth day because God would not give any on the seventh day. Shortly after this, the Lord commanded the Sabbath day observance in the Ten Commandments communicated to Moses on Mt. Sinai on the two stone tablets (Ex. 20:8-11). In this command, God connected this Sabbath day with the rest He took on the seventh day of creation.

As revealed in Colossians 2:16-17, the Sabbath was symbolic. According to Exodus 23:12, one of the purposes of the Sabbath was to give man and his animals one day of physical rest each week. Today’s medical science has proven that our bodies need at least one day of rest each week to function at our peak. Deuteronomy 5:15 also clearly states that the Sabbath was to serve as a reminder to the Jews that they had been enslaved people in Egypt and were delivered from bondage, not by their efforts, but by the supernatural power of God. However, the Sabbath has an even more apparent purpose in the New Testament. In Colossians 2:16-17, Paul reveals that the Sabbath was only a shadow of things to come and is now fulfilled in Christ. Hebrews 4:1-11 talks about a Sabbath rest that is available to all New Testament believers but is not necessarily functional. This New Testament Sabbath rest is simply a relationship with God in which we have ceased doing things by our efforts and are letting God work through us (Gal. 2:20; Heb. 4:10).

The Sabbath is not a day but a relationship with God through Jesus. Rest in His love, and let Him use you today.

This message was written by The Association of Related Ministries International (ARMI), an extension of Andrew Wommack Ministries (AWM). ARMI is a unique partnership committed to providing resources to help like-minded ministers succeed in a spirit of excellence and to draw from the experience and expertise of both the AWM and Charis Bible College staff (