The Promise of Rest

"Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it"

Heb 4:1

What is the "rest" that the writer to the Hebrews is speaking of? 

Shalom = the destruction of the underlying authority that creates chaos

Our goal with every human that visits our land is that they realize transformative  healing for their soul. We believe this land exists for the sole purpose of facilitating the operation of a real soul healing that only Our Creator can do. Soul restoration, that is rebuilding the human back to his or her original state, starts at the very foundation of the human which is in the depths of the soul and then moves all the way up to the operation of their mind. Our thoughts come out of our soul. It is our thoughts that dictate our emotions and the steps we take.

If we re-Build the soul on the truths contained in the Word of God, mainly as we read in Genesis 1 & 2, we begin the process of leading a broken soul out of the dark cave of despair and unbelief to the bright lights of truth and eventually glory, a 7th day of rest with God. The purpose of those called to be His ambassadors of reconciliation is to bring men and women back into full faced fellowship with the Father to enjoy of "rest" promised to us in Genesis 2.

In the born again experience we all have access to the "rest of God" otherwise Paul wouldn't have told us so.

The context of the writing of the book of Hebrews is a letter of warning for the Jews still living in Jerusalem, so what was going on in Jerusalem at the time of the writing of this letter? What was about to be destroyed?

The Christian Jews living in Jerusalem in 66-67 AD were gonna face tremendous persecution from the Roman army which was going to sack the city in a couple years. In 70 AD, Titus was gonna destroy the city of Jerusalem and the temple. The book of Hebrews is a love letter to warn God's people inside the city to flee for safety. The Messianic Jews living in Jerusalem were those who were waiting for the return of the Messiah from heaven and His 1000 year Millennial reign from Jerusalem.

The writer of Hebrews wants desperately for the reader of his letter to understand this "rest" that is promised to all believers no matter their tribal affiliation or ancestry especially those living in Jerusalem. The writer uses the wandering tribe of Israelites that left Egypt only to die in the wilderness as an example of what not to do. Unbelief was the issue. The people didn't enter God's rest because they let fear of circumstances dictate where their feet would go. They also didn't understand that the Land promised to Abraham would eventually be the place where the Messiah would be born, die, rise again, ascend on High, and one day in the future return to set up His Throne for 1000 years.

We are facing the same issues today in our modern world. The world system wants to destroy the human and his connection to the Father. We fight back with our faith in the actual history of mankind and the reality of the incarnation of the Son of God to save us from our all of our sins including unbelief and anxiety.

Today if you hear His Voice do not harden your hearts. That's what the writer states to all of us. Today is the Day of Salvation and today is the Day to enter His Rest.

For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day. There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.

Heb . 4:8-10

We all have access to the "Rest of God" by faith. Our circumstances do not dictate our emotions. Real peace comes from the impartation of the Holy Spirit. By faith we receive the promise of rest when we start walking out our conviction that we belong to Heaven, that Our Father will sustain our lives and our way as He sees fit. Using the negative example of the wandering Israelites the writer tells us that God had already defeated the Canaanites before Joshua's battles would begin. 

For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said: ​ ​​“So I swore in My wrath, ​‘​They shall not enter My rest,’ ”

​ although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.

Heb.4:3

In these messages I seek to stimulate your thoughts to want the things that the writer wants for the believers living in a dangerous city. He wanted them to do what God the Father wanted them to do. Leave and save your physical being was one response. For another it might be stay til the end to warn the people of God to flee. The latter work may cost the life of the one warning the flock, either way the "rest of God" is available to everyone who hears and obeys these words.



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