Who Will Enter Into His Rest?
Many Christians overlook the fact that there are two "rests" being discussed in the fourth chapter of Hebrews.
Rest #1. The rest we are to enter:
"...while the promise of entering his rest remains, let us fear lest any of you be judged to have failed to reach it." Heb 4:1
Rest #2. The sabbath rest:
"...And God rested on the seventh day from all His works." Heb 4:4
"So then, there remains a sabbath rest for the people of God." Heb 4:9
What they have failed to notice is that those who enter God's rest (Rest #1) are those who keep the sabbath rest (Rest #2)
All you have to do to understand the two rests and their relationship to each other is to listen to what the Scriptures say and let the Bible define itself.
Please take a moment to look at Hebrews 4:9 again in its entirety:
"So then, there remains a sabbath rest (#2) for the people of God, FOR whoever enters God's rest (#1) also ceases from his labors, AS GOD DID FROM HIS."
Now the question is: How did God cease from His labors? The answer has been carefully supplied by the author of Hebrews in verse 4:4 above...
"And God rested on the seventh day from all his works."
If you do not REST on the seventh day from all your labors (Rest #2), then you will not enter God's REST. (Rest #1)
In their search for "liberty" from the law of God, they have completely missed the contextual message of Hebrews Chapters 3 & 4.
That message warns you not to harden your heart through disobedience and rebellion to the commandments of God.
"Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, that no one fall by the same sort of disobedience. Hebrews 4:11
That is our message to all who have been taught that they no longer have to keep the sabbath day holy...
Harold and Donna Kupp
"And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the Commandments of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ." Rev 12:17 (KJV)
The dragon is anti-Christian power that opposes the testimony of Jesus Christ (The ruler of the Kingdom of God) and those people who obey Him.
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