By Edwin Christiaan | September 10, 2021

After Jesus healed a crippled man on Sabbath,

“The Jewish leaders began harassing Jesus for breaking the Sabbath rules. But Jesus replied, “My Father is ALWAYS working, and so am I.” John‬ ‭5:16-17‬ ‭NLT‬‬

It is for this reason that Jesus Himself said,

“For the Son of Man is Lord, even over the Sabbath!” Matthew‬ ‭12:8‬ ‭NLT

‬‬In other words,

Jesus Christ, who is always working, had the authority to overrule the Pharisees with their religious traditions and regulations. Jesus, who created Sabbath, is ‘Lord of the Sabbath’ and has every right to do whatever He wants on the Sabbath day or any day for that matter. That is why Jesus said,

“The Sabbath was made to meet the needs of people, and not people to meet the requirements of the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is Lord, even over the Sabbath!” ‭‭Mark‬ ‭2:27-28‬ ‭NLT‬‬

When Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead, He became the fulfillment of our ‘Sabbath rest.’ The Old Testament Law of the Sabbath is no longer needed because “Christ gave [...]