He that is entered into his (God's) rest,…hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. (Hebrews 4:10)

RestSecret of Sabbath. God has a method in everything he does. He has times and seasons. In six great epochs—called days—he created all things. This was followed by a Sabbath rest equal in length to one of those long preceding days. This implies that after arranging and bringing together the mechanism of his universe and winding it up as it were that it may speed on of its own accord, he ceased from his works.

He now rests even though Jesus proclaimed that his Father still laboured (John 5:17). This particular work is due to the intrusion of evil which is being overruled for the sake of its own vital lessons. Having all power and wisdom, God is not perturbed during this process. He moreover appeals to all who would live, to enter into his own rest and assurance. The saints, during this present age, hear this message; they learn to rely upon God to bring individual and collective victory, and in this manner find rest.

The world of mankind has not yet been invited to share this privilege. Even so the golden doors are about to open because the 6000 years (six millenniums) have nearly run their course. Then all mankind, past, present and future, will be graciously called by the Lord of the Sabbath, to enter into his Father's rest (Mark 2:28; Isa.32:15‑18).


O God, who hast proven Thy love for mankind by sending us Jesus Christ our Lord, and hast illumined our human life by the radiance of His presence, I give Thee thanks for this Thy greatest gift. And in each of these ways give me grace to follow in His footsteps.

A Diary of Private Prayer, John Baillie