- Is there any type of spiritual significance to Sunday church worship?
- What is (if any) the spiritual significance of Jesus raising from the dead at the end of the seventh day?
- Is there anything we can look to spiritually back and tell us that he should not have resurrected on the Sabbath?
- Is there any spiritual significance to Jesus backing the idea that Jesus was resurrected on the first day of the week?
We learned in the previous lesson found here
Let's examine this Sabbath Day just a little to see if we can find a 'spiritual significance,' to the fact that Jesus was resurrected from the dead at the very end of the Sabbath Day.
In Genesis man was created on the 6th day (Genesis 1:26-31); and on the 7th day the Bible says:
I posed a question here and on my Instagram and Facebook pages and I will repeat it here: In the creation it is recorded the evening and the morning was the first day. The evening and the morning was the second day, the evening and the morning was the third day and so on until the sixth. However, we never see the completion of the 7th day. Nothing about the evening and the morning. And I asked all the Bible scholars who follow my page, why this was so. I received no responses so I will answer here.
Because the events that were began on day 1-6 were completed hence 'the evening and the morning...' However, the 7th day alluded to in Genesis chapter 2 has not yet come to pass. Meaning when it says that God rested on the 7th day, since the 7th day hasn't happened yet, God has not yet rested from all his work which he had made.
I would like to first run to very plain statement that Jesus made concerning the Sabbath day that are commonly misunderstood, Let's jump in the middle of the Chapter because we are not concerned with the miracle but about the debate that it sparked.
"The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole. And therefore
did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day. But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work." St. John5:14-18
Lets briefly look at the commandment that was taken out of context to condemn the Master.
See what the Jews in John chapter 5 did not understand is that the Sabbath day has a spiritual significance and points to something Bigger.
"And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:... And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feek; their young ones shall lie down together; and thelion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice; den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious." Isaiah 11:1-10