Hebrews Part 4 1 of 2
by MELINDA MANSOOR
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Hebrews Part 4 1 of 2
We are continuing along here in the book of Hebrews next chapter 4. Remember the Hebrews book is written to those people, the Hebrews, or those that crossed over the Jordan River, into Babylon, which means confusion. Today as in John 3:16, whomsoever believes in the Word of God, so any person, of any nationality, or race, all peoples are included IF we love the Lord and then do His Word of God, or as here:
Revelation 12:15 “And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.”
Revelation 12:16 “And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.”
Revelation 12:17 “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 have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”
earth (Strong’s 1093 soil, a region, , land, ground.
The time element here is when Satan, who is the dragon as in Revelation 12:9 and Revelation 20:2, when the election as in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21, will be delivered up to those synagogues of Satan. The lies and deception that come out of Satan’s mouth, for that is how he will deceive this entire world. The earth, meaning the flesh people, God’s election who do what? Who know the Word of God, or the commandments of God, meaning the Law and the Prophets, the Old Testament, as well as the testimony of Jesus Christ, the New Testament. We need to know all of God’s Word, not having to memorize it, but knowing God’s overall plan that Satan will come first at the:
Revelation 13:18 “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”
count (Strong’s 5585) to use pebbles in enumeration or to count with; to compute; (from Strong’s 5586) a pebble (as worn smooth by handling), i.e. (by implication of use as a counter or ballot) a verdict (of acquittal) or ticket (of admission); a vote, stone, voice.
The six, six and six, is not some mystery, as so much in pop culture, but it is the fact that Satan will appear before Jesus, at the sixth trumpet, sixth vial and the sixth seal of Revelation as Jesus will come after at the last trumpet of I Corinthians 15:52, and in Revelation 11:15. We need to also see that the word, count, here means go back as pebbles were used to enumerate, or to count, over a very long period of time. Going all the way back to the beginning of this flesh age, when Satan deceived both Adam and Eve. Then Cain, the serpent’s seed, his child, was produced. There we see then, who the synagogue of Satan are, or those Jews who say they are from Judah, but in reality are from Satan. The election then delivered up to those synagogues of Satan as in Revelation 2:9 and Revelation 3:9 of those that claim to be Jews, or from the tribe of Judah, who in reality are the sons of Cain, or the Kenites. Remember that serpent seed, or Satan’s offspring as here:
Genesis 3:15 “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her Seed; It shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise His heel.”
seed (Strong’s 2233) seed, figuratively fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity, child, (from Strong’s 2232) to sow, to disseminate, plant, fructify, bear, conceive seed, set with, sow or yield.
bruise (Strong’s 7779) to gape, i.e. snap at; figurative to overwhelm, break, bruise, cover.
The seed, meaning offspring or child, Cain, then there is that enmity or war going on between Cain’s sons, or the Kenites, as well as her Seed, Eve’s Child, Who did come for all of us that believe on Him. That’s why Eve is called the mother of all living:
Genesis 3:20 “And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.”
Meaning if you are not believing on Christ, you are spiritually dead. Not all races can come from one woman, in which God created her from the DNA curve of Adam, as here:
Genesis 2:22 “And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made He a woman, and brought her unto the man.”
Genesis 2:23 “And Adam said, “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called “Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”
formed (Strong’s 3335); to mould into a form; especially as a potter; figuratively to determine (.e. form a resolution), fashion, form, frame, make, potter or purpose; (probably identical with Strong’s 3334 through the squeezing into shape)
to press, i.e. be narrow; figuratively to be in distress, be straitened.
rib (Strong’s 6763) a rib (as curved) literally (of the body) or figuratively (of a door, i.e. leaf); hence a side, literally (of a person) or figuratively (of a door, i.e. leaf); hence a side, literally (of a person) or figuratively (of an object or the sky, i.e. quarter); a timber or a plank (single or collect, i.e. a flooring)), bean, board, chamber, corner, leaf, plank, rib or side (chamber); (from Strong’s 6760) to curve; used only as demonstrative (from Strong’s 6763 to limp (as if one- sided); halt.
Adam (Strong’s 120) ruddy, i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.); (from Strong’s 119) to show blood (in the face), i.e. flush or turn rosy, be (dyed, made) red (ruddy).
Woman (Strong’s 802) a woman, female, wife; (feminine of Strong’s 376 or Strong’s 582).
Man (Strong’s 376) a man as an individual or a male person; steward; husbandman; (contraction for Strong’s 582) a mortal (and thus differing from the more dignified Strong’s 120); hence a man in general; (from Strong’s 605) to be frail, feeble, or melancholy; desperate (desperately wicked); incurable, sick, woeful.
The curve, not the rib that so many mist each, as we can understand and appreciate today through modern medical science, with the DNA curve to understand what the LORD God did to Adam to create Eve. As we can understand today “cloning” we get an idea. The word, Man, here means a mortal man, specifically here a husbandman, or a farmer, and even a steward, as we are all servants of the Lord. The word, Woman, here means a woman, so then a mortal female. This couple’s purpose then was to bring forth Jesus Christ, remember that Woman’s Seed, Eve’s Child, Jesus, Who did come through the seed of Abraham we learned in Hebrews 2:16. Adam means to show blood in the face, or a ruddy complexion, that giving us an idea who the people are that we are talking about. Never a judgment on any other nation, or race, as this God’s Word and I nor any other teacher of it should apologize for the simple truth of what it states. So many ignorant Bible teachers that try and fit every race, ethnic group and people into this family, where we know that genetically this would be impossible, going against nature. God created all of His people and He loved them and blessed them, the way HE created us all:
Genesis 1:27 “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.”
Genesis 1:28 “And God blessed them, and God said, unto them, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
Genesis 1:31 “And God saw every thing that He had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”
All of the peoples God created then on the sixth day were made, and He loved and blessed them, and it was very good! Be proud of God has made you for we are all part of the many membered Body of Christ as people, and He loves those of us that love Him and try and do His Word. Then as here:
Psalms 105:6 “O ye seed of Abraham His servant, Ye children of Jacob His chosen.:
Psalms 105:7 “He is the LORD our God: His judgments are in all the earth.”
Psalms 105:8 “He hath remembered His covenant for ever, The word which He commanded to a thousand generations.”
Psalms 105:9 “(Which covenant He made with Abraham, And His oath unto Isaac;”
Psalms 105:10 “And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, And to Israel for an everlasting covenant:”
The seed, meaning the offspring, all the way from Adam then to Jesus we saw in Luke Chapter 3, Jesus’ geneology of Mary’s mother’s side of the family, or the Levitical, or the priest line, as remember Jesus is the Lord of lords:
Revelation 19:13 “And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His name is called The Word of God.”
Revelation 19:16 “And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”
His name is the Word of God, so if you want to know Jesus Christ, personally, I invite you to go to the Word of God! That is where it is all at, where each one of us can go to His Word, and learn a part about Him, and it’s available to us all the time! Make the effort, and take the little book, or the Bible:
Revelation 10:8 “And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, “Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.”
Revelation 10:9 “And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, “Give me the little book.” And he said unto me, “Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.”
Revelation 10:10 “And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.”
Revelation 10:11 “And he said unto me, “Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.”
Really eat it up, meaning break it down. Go back to the original languages, learning His Word piece by piece, following each Chapter, going line by line, or verse by verse, following through with the idea brought forth, or the subject and object so we keep straight what is being spoken of. We cannot teach the Word of God one verse here and there, or maybe one verse, then do a sermon for an hour about what we think it says! Heaven forbid, no way! For then it is if we are saying that we as flesh people know more than God does in His Word! Then when we learn about the sweet truth of the Word, about the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ Who gave up His life once for all of our sins, and HE did this willingly. Then we see that it is very bitter, the pain and suffering He went through for us all that believe on Him, and for what has to happen before His return when Satan comes claiming to be God sitting on His throne in Jerusalem as in II Thessalonians Chapter 2:
II Thessalonians 2:1 “Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto Him.”
II Thessalonians 2:2 “That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter, as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.”
II Thessalonians 2:3 “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition,”
II Thessalonians 2:4 “Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the Temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.”
falling away (Strong’s 646) defection from truth (properly the state (“apostacy” or revolt against one’s religion); falling away, forsake; (same as feminine Strong’s 647) something separative, i.e. divorce, (writing of) divorcement; (from derivative of Strong’s 868) to remove, i.e. instigate to revolt; to desist, desert; fall away, depart; (from Strong’s 575) “off”, i.e. away , and from Strong’s 2476) to stand.
perdition (Strong’s 684) ruin or loss (physically, spiritual or eternal); damnable, destruction, die, perdition, waste; (a presumed derivative of (Strong’s 622) to destroy fully (to perish, or lose), to destroy, die, lose, mar, perish.
The subject here is the return of Jesus Christ and how we get back with Him. We are warned to not let any person, nor religion, or church, not even that first letter that Paul and those with him God used to write the first letter to the Thessalonians, which so many today try and turn I Thessalonians Chapter 4 a “rapture” teaching which is not in God’s Word! As a matter of fact, God is against those false prophets, or teachers of His Word that teach His children to fly away! Then that day will not and cannot happen until two things happen. The first, there is a great apostacy, meaning if you are a Christian, for example, you would then worship God’s enemy, Satan, or against one’s religion. The second, the fact that son of perdition, meaning the son in the Word of God sentenced to be fully destroyed or to perish, as Satan is the only son in Revelation 20:10 specifically, as well as in Ezekiel 28:18-19, and in Revelation 9:11, both the devil’s names in the Hebrew and Greek languages mean to fully destroy or the perish. No other people have this name, other than those fallen angels of Genesis Chapter 6:1-5 who instead of being born innocent in the flesh through a woman, they went after Adam’s, or the daughters of man, they the sons of God, or angels, producing the hybrid, giants, half-angel and half-man, the reason for the flood of Noah’s time. For Noah’s family did not mix with them in Genesis 6:9, or perfect in his generations. Getting back now to Hebrews Chapter 4, the subject is that the Lord is our Rest. We can rest in His Word every day, not some day we have to celebrate solely. As here:
Genesis 2:1 “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.”
Genesis 2:2 “And on the seventh day God ended His work which HE had made; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made.”
Genesis 2:3 “And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it He had rested from all His work which God created and made.”
Then here we see that all the races, all peoples were created then on the sixth day. Six in Biblical numerics means flesh man. As man was created on the sixth day, as the hours of our solar day, or the twenty four hour clock is six. Remember we just went over in Revelation 13:18 Satan’s number is six, representing that Satan, God’s creation, cannot give us eternal life, as he will deceive this entire world and they will believe him. Their number as the sand of the sea, so an innumerable number, as in Revelation 20:8. That way The Word of God tells us the majority will fall for Satan’s lies, who will use religion and churches to deceive as many as he can. Then God created everything, all flesh on the six day, then Adam, who was created on the seventh day came, and then Eve. Remember that couple in which Jesus would come, that specific purpose for that family. God does not need to rest, but it is flesh man that does, as God then created that seventh day for us to rest from our physical labor here on earth as here:
Genesis 3:17 “And unto Adam He said, “Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, an hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, ‘Thou shalt not eat of it:’ cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;”
Genesis 3:18 “Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field.”
Genesis 3:19 “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shall thou return.”
The job then for Adam to sustain he and Eve was to be a husbandman, or a farmer we say today, and then to eat from the earth. The point is that man has to labor or work to sustain himself, here on earth, so then that rest day is from doing things that are for that reason. Many work on what some churches or religions call their “Sabbath” or holy day, which could be Friday, Saturday and Sunday. But today as we will learn Jesus is our Sabbath, He is our Rest, His Word. For when Jesus was accused of working on the Sabbath as here:
Matthew 12:1 “At that time Jesus went on the Sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.”
Matthew 12:2 “But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto Him, “Behold, Thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.”
Matthew 12:3 “But He said unto them, “Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him”
Matthew 12:4 “How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests?”
Jesus is referencing here:
I Samuel 21:5 “And David answered the priest, and said unto him, “Of a truth women have been kept from us about these three days, since I came out, and the vessels of the young men are holy, and the bread is in a manner common, yea, though it were sanctified this day in the vessel.”
I Samuel 21:6 “So the priest gave him hallowed bread: for there was no bread there but the shewbread, that was taken from before the LORD, to put hot bread in the day when it was taken away.”
These sons of Cain, or the Kenites, who had mixed in with the Jews, or the tribe of Judah, were accusing Jesus, going after Him for all the good works He was doing. They, who tried to appear “religious”, these Pharisees and Sadducees, but when it came to it, they could do no miracles, nor healings. Apparently they did not read the Word of God, either, for here Jesus referencing The Word of God here many times, as here in I Samuel 21:5. As David was running from King Saul who was trying to kill him, hiding amongst the priests. These priests gave him the shewbread, for he was the chosen vessel by God, not man, to be the King of Israel, not then King Saul at that time. The point the holy or hallowed bread was not for general public’s use, even though by his lineage David is both on the king line of the tribe of Judah, through his son Solomon, as in Matthew 1:7, as well as the Levitical line, as in Luke 3:31, through his son Nathan. David did then have the right to eat it! Then continuing here:
Matthew 12:10 “And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked Him, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath days?” that they might accuse Him.”
Matthew 12:11 “And He said unto them, “What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?”
Matthew 12:12 “How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.”
Also here another example if a sheep, which today and back then think of them as the source of income to a farmer or rancher, they, of course, would pull out the poor sheep from harm’s way, as that has value to them, even out of humanity to help the poor thing, on any day of the week! Then Jesus is saying here that you think one animal to Heavenly Father, of course, HE loves all of His creation, we just read it in Genesis 1:31 that every thing, meaning all animals, plants, birds, fish, people, everything, all of HIS creation was very good! Then we are the LORD God’s children, He loves each one of us, and if someone needed His help of course He would come even if it was the Sabbath day. What do you think the pastors and the teachers of God’s Word do on for us in the United States on a Sunday, the day we use for this? Of course, we are working every day in the Lord, for that makes that day a very good day! We are helping God’s people and that is the purpose of his husbandmen, or the farmers of God’s Word, planting those seeds of truth, for then it is the LORD God that HE waters those seeds, or bits of information from His Word, not our words, for them to grow. I cannot shove the Word of God down somebody’s throat, nor would I want to, and neither would God, for HE wants His people to come willingly. At His time, and only He knows when we all are ready. Just be willing and available for Him, any day of the week for Him to use you, as I try and be for Him. Now moving into Hebrews 4:
Hebrews 4:1 “Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into His rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.”
Hebrews 4:2 “For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the world preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.”
Hebrews 4:3 “For we which have believed do enter into rest, as He said, “As I have sworn in My wrath, if they shall enter into My rest:” although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.”
rest (Strong’s 2663) reposing down, i.e. abode; rest; (from Strong’s 2664) to settle down, i.e. to colonize or (cause to) desist or cease from an action.
So those people before the Word of God, those not profit from the law and the prophets, for they did not have the faith to know that the Lord Jesus Christ was standing in front of them. Just like God’s Word had foretold us here:
Daniel 9:24 “Seventy weeks are determined upon thy People and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make and end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal upon the vision and prophesy, and to anoint the most Holy.”
Daniel 9:25 “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.”
Daniel 9:26 “And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for Himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.”
Gabriel (Strong’s 1403) man of God; Gabriel an archangel;
Messiah (Strong’s 4899) anointed; usually a consecrated person (as a king, priest, or saint); specific the Messiah, anointed; (from Strong’s 4886) to rub with oil, I.e. to anoint; to consecrate; also to paint; anoint.
The people that during Jesus’ time that did not believe that Jesus was the Messiah, meaning the Anointed One, or even the base of the word means to paint, as with the oil of God’s Holy Spirit, as Jesus is. Here in this prophetic message, the weeks symbolizing weeks of years, that the Temple and the Wall of Jerusalem were rebuilt at God’s hand, as in Ezra and Nehemiah, which we have gone over. The word Gabriel, meaning man of God, this archangel, remember as the two cherubim’s covered or protected God’s throne, and Satan was one of them in Ezekiel 28:14, that fell. So both Gabriel as well as Michael, the only other archangel, or cherubim, mentioned in the Word of God, to be the two candidates for the ones that protect God’s throne today. Just something to think upon basing this on the Word of God. Then this Gabriel, archangel, not with wings like in pop culture as well as art history, but a man just like we are created. Two arms, two legs, no wings! Then he is giving Daniel, God’s servant, this message regarding the seventy weeks, meaning weeks of years, upon thy People, or the people of Israel and on the holy city, which is Jerusalem. Then Hebrews 4:3 is quoted from:
Isaiah 45:23 “I have sworn by Myself, the word is gone out of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.”
Isaiah 45:24 “’Surely,’ shall one say, ‘in the LORD have I righteousness and strength;’ even to Him against Him shall be ashamed.”
Isaiah 45:25 “In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.’”
The point is that we have to do our homework, we have to remember take that little book, the Bible, and make an attempt to try and understand His Word, and continue to work at that. We will not get the entire Word of God, but just like any discipline or even sport, we have to discipline ourselves daily in it for God to give us room to grow. By the exercise in it, we become familiar with His Word and then can learn more information. We have to start somewhere is the point we are making here. When Jesus does return at the seventh trumpet as in Revelation 11:15, after Satan makes his short five month period appearance on earth in person as in Revelation 9:5, then when everyone including those that will have worshipped Satan will bow and everyone will confess that is the real Jesus Christ standing right in fron t of them. Then the people who fail as in Revelation 6:14-16 will rather want to die or hide among the people, than face the Living God, Jesus Christ, standing right in front of them! Then all the people of the nation of Israel, all of the natural seed, or by geneology or bloodline, they as a nation will all overcome. Remember that also there were many of the other nations right at God’s throne as here:
Revelation 7:9 “After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;”
People who overcome, they have the righteous acts with their white robes as in Revelation 19:8, and palms in their hands, as those people that cried Hosanna, or Lord save us! There were so many people there that we cannot count their number meaning they will have overcome. It is written and so it will be per God’s Word, not mine! So then if you have a loved one who may have passed away, don’t worry for if they are with the Lord, as all souls go there for judgment as we just read in Genesis 2:19 and here:
Ecclesiastes 1:2 “Vanity of vanities,” saith the Preacher, “vanity of vanities; all is vanity.”
Ecclesiastes 1:3 “What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?”
Ecclesiastes 12:1 “Remember now the Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw night, when thou shalt say, ‘I have no pleasure in them:’”
Ecclesiastes 12:6 “Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.”
Ecclesiastes 12:7 “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God Who gave it.”
The subject of the book of Ecclesiastes is the flesh and everything under the sun, or that happens to us in the flesh. All people, believers and non-believers, who have lived in a flesh body, even the souls who may not be born for remember that here:
Luke 1:41 “And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost;”
Luke 1:42 “And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, “Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.”
Luke 1:43 “And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?”
Luke 1:44 “For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the base leaped in my womb for joy.”
Ghost (Strong’s 4151) a current of air, i.e. breath (blast) or a breeze; a spirit, i.e. (human) the rational soul, vital principle, mental disposition, (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Christ’s spirit, the Holy Spirit.
Right here Mary’s cousin, Elisabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, who was in her womb, John then leaped with joy when Mary there with the Lord Jesus Christ in her womb! This shows us that life happens right at conception. So any of the babies that either are aborted prematurely either by choice or by nature, they all go back to Heavenly Father for judgment, too. Meaning they lived their flesh life here, as some churches may teach that the soul that was aborted then comes into another person. No way! For this is straight truth here, with this witness. Then the point is that all flesh when we pass away, so all believers and non-believers go to His throne for judgment. If someone is passed on, who may not have been a “Christian” in our rules and regulations of some church system or religion, remember what Jesus said to the man hanging on the cross with Him, a convicted man he even admits here:
Luke 23:42 “And he said unto Jesus, “Lord, remember me when Thou comest into Thy kingdom.”
Luke 23:43 “And Jesus said unto him, “Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with Me in paradise.”
Not when you “get saved” or when you belong to a particular church or religion, no! But Jesus, Himself, here says today I will see you in paradise, for when we are not in the flesh we all go to the LORD God, Heavenly Father for judgment. That’s a good day, or payment day, for the people that believe on His Word, just remember keep repenting, and trying not to sin as best you can, and you are in good shape, keeping in the Word of God so you don’t stray as we all will do at some point in the flesh. For only the Lord Jesus Christ is perfect, not one person is. Take the chains off of church systems and religion, and enjoy this blessing today of that great price that Jesus paid with His life and His blood for our sins, when we repent with a sincere heart to Heavenly Father in His Name, and we are on good, solid ground. Then moving along here:
Hebrews 4:4 “For He spake in a certain place of the seventh day of this wise, “And God did rest the seventh day from all His works.”
Paul is quoting from here as we went over earlier:
Genesis 2:1 “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.”
Genesis 2:2 “And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made.”
Genesis 2:3 “And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it He had rested from all His work which God created and made.”
God was not tired but knows our physical bodies and that our work will be better once our flesh relaxes on that seventh day, as especially before technology, they had to work a lot harder physically, with no vehicles as we have today, nor farming equipment for food that makes life easier for us all today. So there is some practical reason God did this, as HE is practical and remember that:
Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: But fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
When we fear, meaning to reverence and respect the LORD then we are on our path to knowing Him better through His Word. Then moving along here:
Hebrews 4:5 “And in this place again, “If they shall enter into My rest.”
rest (Strong’s 2663) reposing down, or rest, sleep, or peaceful state, tranquility, i.e. abode; rest; (from Strong’s 2664) to settle down, i.e. to colonize, to (cause to) desist; cease, (give) rest;
Take note here the word rest, is the same word used in Hebrews 4:1. The word here means to rest, sleep, be peaceful or tranquil from being with the Lord. How do we do that, but when we talk with Him, praying with Him and learning His Word through His Holy Spirit. That way we aren’t disturbed so much by the flesh world, or challenges in this life that may pull our minds away from He, our Focus. This is quoted here:
Psalms 132:12 “If thy children will keep My covenant And My testimony that I shall teach them, Their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.”
Psalms 132:13 “For the LORD hath chosen Zion; He hath desired it for His habitation.”
Psalms 132:14 “This is My rest for ever; Here will I dwell; for I have desired it.”
Habitation (Strong’s 4186) a seat; figuratively a site; abstract a session; an abode (the place or the time); by implication population; assembly, dwell in, dwelling place, wherein, dwelt, inhabited place, seat, situation, sojourning; (from Strong’s 3427) to dwell, remain; to settle, to marry.
Here this again is for the people of Israel, remember today whomsoever believes in Him, so all nations, all peoples that love the Lord and His Word of God. The king line, or the house of Judah, or the Jews, have people to this day sitting on the earthly throne, but this here is talking about the eternal kingdom of God. The point here of Psalms 132:14 is that His rest is forever, that peace of mind, and that habitation, means a mansion and even World without end. Then here the word, habitation, means the seat, inhabited place, dwelling place, and even the base means to marry. So remember then we as God‘s election, as the married Wife, meaning those who already judged as here:
Revelation 19:7 “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready.”
Revelation 19:8 “And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.”
Remember the clothing that the overcomers are wearing in Revelation 7:9, their acts while living in the flesh on earth, that Jesus then with His blood covers the sins up that we all make here. They are called the many-membered Wife, meaning they withstood Satan in the first earth age and they are already judged. There is also the many-membered Bride, those with free will, who either did nothing and did not warn the other people or could care less, the other two-thirds that make up those people here:
Revelation 12:4 “And his tail drew the third part of stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.”
Satan the dragon, one of his names, as in Revelation 12:9 and 20:2, that deceived one third of God’s people and why we all are here in the flesh today. God will use that same action, as we just read in II Thessalonians 2:3-4 to test us again to see who out of us all reads God’s Word and knows His plan and who does not. Unfortunately, per His Word of God in Revelation 20:8, the number that are deceived by Satan is the majority in this final generation of the fig tree of Mark 13:28 which began as in Jeremiah Chapter 24, when both Judah, or the Jews, represented by the good figs, along with the Kenites, or the sons of Cain, represented by the bad figs, created the nation of Israel in May 1948.
Then here if we keep drinking the truth of His Word, and eating up like we were told we read in Revelation Chapter 10 to take that Bible, or that little book and eat it up this happens:
Psalms 23:1 “(A Psalm of David.) The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
Psalms 23:2 “He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters.”
Psalms 23:3 “He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.”
Psalms 23:4 “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.”
Psalms 23:5 “Thou prepares a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.”
Psalms 23:6 “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: And I will dwell in the house of the LORD.”
This beautiful Song, or Psalms, of David, that we are all familiar with. There is so much truth here. The LORD, remember His Name, is The Word of God, so that Word is our Shepherd. We can let His Word, that Shepherd, and we, the many-membered Body of Christ, His sheep, all of us, are not want anything, meaning there will be anything more needed than His Word to be happy, peaceful, at rest, filled with joy, all of the blessings of God! We are in very rich pastures when we are in His Word. We then are lead to peaceful waters. When the world is turned upside down, with all the craziness going on out there, we have His Word that stills us. His Word restores our thirsty souls, that we are looking for when we want to find some particular “church” or even “religion, but it is the simplicity of His simple Word of God, not that it’s easy to understand. Because for those who are blinded, they have brought it on themselves by not just sticking with His Word of God and trying to learn. Even though we are living in this shadow of death, which is our flesh body, as remember Satan’s number is six, or that which is not permanent, as he is the son of perdition, sentenced to be fully destroyed. We know here:
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