Be Diligent To Enter That Rest
Hebrews 4:11 Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest,…. Not eternal rest; this is not to be entered into now; nor is an entrance into it to be obtained by labor; salvation is not by works; eternal life is a free gift; good works do not go before to prepare heaven for the saints, but follow after: nor is the saints’ entrance into it a precarious thing; God has promised it, and provided it for his people; Christ is in the possession of it, and is preparing it for them; and the Spirit of God is working them up for the self same thing, and Christ will give them an abundant entrance into it: but the Gospel rest is here meant, that rest which believers now enter into, and is at this present time for them, Hebrews 4:3 and though true believers are entered into it, yet their rest, peace, and joy in Christ, is not full; they enter by degrees into it, and by believing enjoy more of it: and this is to be labored for by prayer, hearing the word, and attendance on ordinances; and this requires strength, diligence, and industry; and supposes difficulties and discouragements, through the corruptions of the heart, and the temptations of Satan; and this is designed to quicken and awaken a godly jealousy in God’s people, over themselves:For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
This is the next verse Hebrews 4:12 is a continuation of Paul’s thoughts on “Entering into Rest!”
In other words, understanding & applying the Word of God is the key to entering into the rest He said is ours right now!!! WHAT REST do we receive “In Christ”
This WHOLE THING is about our relationship with Christ!!! Everything is found IN HIM and understanding “WHO HE IS”, THEN YOU CAN SEE who He says “WE ARE NOW”, & “WHAT OUR PURPOSE IS!”
If this is true, then ask yourself the following questions:
- Where is my relationship with Him at now?
- Am I believing in who He is really?
- Am I believing what He says about who I am now?
- Am I applying what I say I believe (The Word)?
- If not… what am I going to do about it???
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