Sabbath in the Hereafter
as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before
me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain. And it shall
come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another,
shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord. Isa. 66: 22, 23.
In the beginning the Father and the Son had rested upon the Sabbath after
Their work of creation. When "the heavens and the earth were finished,
and all the host of them" (Gen. 2:1), the Creator and all heavenly beings
rejoiced in contemplation of the glorious scene. "The morning stars sang
together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy." Job 38:7. . . . When
there shall be a "restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by
the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began" (Acts 3:21),
the creation Sabbath, the day on which Jesus lay at rest in Joseph's tomb,
will still be a day of rest and rejoicing. Heaven and earth will unite in
praise, as "from one sabbath to another" (Isa. 66:23) the nations
of the saved shall bow in joyful worship to God and the Lamb.
of the saved will know no other law than the law of heaven. All will be a
happy, united family, clothed with the garments of praise and thanksgiving.
Over the scene the morning stars will sing together, and the sons of God will
shout for joy. . . .
it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath
to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord."
The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together."
"The Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before
all the nations." "In that day shall the Lord of hosts be for a
crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people."
as the heavens and the earth endure, the Sabbath will continue as a sign of
the Creator's power. And when Eden shall bloom on earth again, God's holy
rest day will be honored by all beneath the sun. "From one sabbath to
another" the inhabitants of the glorified new earth shall go up "to
worship before me, saith the Lord." Isa. 66:23.
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