I missed a rather important part of Hebrews chapter 4, so I’m going to go back and post a little on that subject before moving on again:
I think this passage is telling us how to enter into the rest Jesus provides us “For we who have believed enter that rest” we have to believe, but more than that, we have to have faith, “(Jas 2:19) You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the Demons believe –and shudder!” We must believe that God is one, but we must also have faith that God is mighty to save, and that he has saved us!
The reason the message the isrelites heard didn’t benifit them, was because they did not believe it to be true! The reason we are now all able to enter God’s rest is because he died for us, so that we can now all enter the amazing ‘rest’ that Jesus provides!
They were not “UNITED BY FAITH” so they were unable to believe so they were unable to enter the rest Jesus gives us! We have to have faith in Jesus, faith that he died for us and that he rose again for us! Faith that only Jesus could give, he has already given everyone some little part of faith, even if they are a atheist they know that God is real, or they have ‘a whole in them’, that they try and fill with drugs and acahol, and just about every other sin you care to mention. That is why Elevis died, drug over-dose. That’s how so many celebrites have died. Because they are not christains!!! They, we, have a whole in us, a whole that REQUIRES FILLING! We must fill it with Jesus, and nothing else, because nothing else can satisfy us permentaly!
Daily prayer section: Dear heavenly father thank you, thank you so much for filling that whole we have in us, thank you for sending your son to die for us, thank you, thank you for permantly healing us for permentaly giving us rest with you, Lord, please give us strength to overcome the world, and Satan, please help us to overcome all the world has to through at us, we can only do that in you Lord, so I pray that you would give us strength to do. In Jesus name, amen.
You are loved!