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How do you enter God's rest?

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Does anyone who read the bible know what it means to enter God's rest?



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  • RickeyDRickeyD 770 Pts   -   edited May 3
    @pamelajohnson1 ; One enters the Father's rest by honoring His will for their life (John 6:29); that is, by believing with a sincere heart that the Son, Jesus Christ, is Lord and that Jesus died to provide blood atonement for our sin and by faith in Him the promises of covenant relationship are realized (Hebrews 8:12); those promises are,
    1. Forgiveness of sin via the imputation of Messiah's perfection and righteousness in the life of the one who believes (2 Corinthians 5:21; John 3).
    2. The Gift of the indwelling Holy Spirit who is the Guarantor of Covenant Relationship with the Father and it is the Spirit who gives life, who provides the redeemed a new life via the daily process of sanctification via obedience via the conscience (Ephesians 1:13-14; Galatians 5:16).
    3) The peace of Jesus Christ as our Lord who has made intercession for us through His blood by which we find "peace" and reconciliation with the Father; therefore, the previous enmity that existed between man and God due to the sin-nature has been resolved by our High Priest, Jesus Christ.



     
  • pamelajohnson1pamelajohnson1 113 Pts   -  
    RickeyD said:
    @pamelajohnson1 ; One enters the Father's rest by honoring His will for their life (John 6:29); that is, by believing with a sincere heart that the Son, Jesus Christ, is Lord and that Jesus died to provide blood atonement for our sin and by faith in Him the promises of covenant relationship are realized (Hebrews 8:12); those promises are,
    1. Forgiveness of sin via the imputation of Messiah's perfection and righteousness in the life of the one who believes (2 Corinthians 5:21; John 3).
    2. The Gift of the indwelling Holy Spirit who is the Guarantor of Covenant Relationship with the Father and it is the Spirit who gives life, who provides the redeemed a new life via the daily process of sanctification via obedience via the conscience (Ephesians 1:13-14; Galatians 5:16).
    3) The peace of Jesus Christ as our Lord who has made intercession for us through His blood by which we find "peace" and reconciliation with the Father; therefore, the previous enmity that existed between man and God due to the sin-nature has been resolved by our High Priest, Jesus Christ.



     
    Hebrews 4: 9-11, …9There remains, then, a Sabbath rest for the people of God. 10For whoever enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from His. 11Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following the same pattern of disobedience.…

    That verse is saying that we enter into a sabbath rest, which is every day from now on, when we enter Gods rest. Everyday is Holy. 

    Most people see the sabbath to be on Saturday or Sunday.  The Sabbath is a rest that God has set aside for his people, to rest from their works ,just as he did.  Which means everything is done.  No more shedding of blood to make atonement for sin.  A way has been made for you to enter into his rest.

    Matthew 11:28 - Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
    RickeyD
  • RickeyDRickeyD 770 Pts   -  
    @pamelajohnson1 ; The rest spoken of in Hebrews 4 is the rest experienced by those "under Law" and those seeking self-righteousness who strive in futility to "earn" their righteousness by keeping the Law sufficiently to please the Father and earn His forgiveness, righteousness, eternal life; problem is, the Law mandates absolute perfection (James 2:10) if righteousness is to be attained through it; problem is, all of mankind is under the condemnation of sin and unable to keep the Law (Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12); therefore, the Law "curses" the one seeking righteousness through it (Galatians 3:10; Deuteronomy 27:26); therefore, the "rest" provided by Jesus in the New Covenant is only available by "grace" (unmerited favor unattainable through human effort - a gift) through faith in Jesus as Messiah, believing that Jesus died to pay our sin-debt for us...a debt owed the Father we could never pay ourselves (John 3); by this faith in Jesus, the one who believes receives the "imputation" of Jesus' sinless perfection, Jesus' righteousness, earned for us at Golgotha (2 Corinthians 5:21) and by covenant promise (Hebrews 8:12) they are declared "not guilty" of sin by the Father...they enter into covenant relationship with the Father as family and they receive the indwelling Holy Spirit as Guarantor of that relationship (Ephesians 1:13-14); so yes, Hebrews does speak of a peace in Jesus which is the fulfillment of all the Sabbath edict foreshadowed (Colossians 3:16) but one must first do the Father's will in order to experience that peace; that is, "believe in the One He has sent" into the World to provide blood atonement for our sins (John 6:29).


  • pamelajohnson1pamelajohnson1 113 Pts   -  
    RickeyD said:
    @pamelajohnson1 ; The rest spoken of in Hebrews 4 is the rest experienced by those "under Law" and those seeking self-righteousness who strive in futility to "earn" their righteousness by keeping the Law sufficiently to please the Father and earn His forgiveness, righteousness, eternal life; problem is, the Law mandates absolute perfection (James 2:10) if righteousness is to be attained through it; problem is, all of mankind is under the condemnation of sin and unable to keep the Law (Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12); therefore, the Law "curses" the one seeking righteousness through it (Galatians 3:10; Deuteronomy 27:26); therefore, the "rest" provided by Jesus in the New Covenant is only available by "grace" (unmerited favor unattainable through human effort - a gift) through faith in Jesus as Messiah, believing that Jesus died to pay our sin-debt for us...a debt owed the Father we could never pay ourselves (John 3); by this faith in Jesus, the one who believes receives the "imputation" of Jesus' sinless perfection, Jesus' righteousness, earned for us at Golgotha (2 Corinthians 5:21) and by covenant promise (Hebrews 8:12) they are declared "not guilty" of sin by the Father...they enter into covenant relationship with the Father as family and they receive the indwelling Holy Spirit as Guarantor of that relationship (Ephesians 1:13-14); so yes, Hebrews does speak of a peace in Jesus which is the fulfillment of all the Sabbath edict foreshadowed (Colossians 3:16) but one must first do the Father's will in order to experience that peace; that is, "believe in the One He has sent" into the World to provide blood atonement for our sins (John 6:29).


    Everything in the Old Testament points to the new.  Everything is fulfilled in Christ.
    RickeyD
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