Summary: To always live by faith and not by sight.
Do you forfeit GOD's Rest?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To always live by faith and not by sight.
Hebrews 4:5 (Amplified Bible)
4:5 And [they forfeited their part in it, for] in this [passage] He said, They shall not enter My rest.
I use GOD's Faith to activate GOD's Rest in my life.
They forfeited their rest
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels—J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
G. Keyword: better
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. They forfeited their rest
"And [they forfeited their part in it, for]"
Psalms 95:10-11 (Amplified Bible)
95:10 Forty years long was I grieved and disgusted with that generation, and I said, It is a people that do err in their hearts, and they do not approve, acknowledge, or regard My ways.
95:11 Wherefore I swore in My wrath that they would not enter My rest [the land of promise].
This promise is now applicable to unbelievers for in the end as we can see GOD's Mercies is He permitted Israel to know Him again.
Romans 11:26 (Amplified Bible)
11:26 And so all Israel will be saved. As it is written, The Deliverer will come from Zion, He will banish ungodliness from Jacob.
Isaiah 59:20-21 (Amplified Bible)
59:20 He shall come as a Redeemer to Zion and to those in Jacob (Israel) who turn from transgression, says the Lord.
59:21 As for Me, this is My covenant or league with them, says the Lord: My Spirit, Who is upon you [and Who writes the law of God inwardly on the heart], and My words which I have put in your mouth shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouths of your [true, spiritual] children, or out of the mouths of your children’s children, says the Lord, from henceforth and forever.
But a dispensation of the Gentiles are coming in, counted and until a certain number have been saved, then Israel will be saved again and Apostle Paul's prayer will be answered. It's a dispensation of GOD's Grace, according to Apostle Paul.
Romans 10:1 (Amplified Bible)
10:1 BRETHREN, [with all] my heart’s desire and goodwill for [Israel], I long and pray to God that they may be saved.
Ephesians 3:2 (New King James Version)
3:2 if indeed you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you,
B. GOD said, "They shall not enter My rest."
" in this [passage] He said, They shall not enter My rest."
GOD's rest is different from our rest. We take in GOD's Faith.
Mark 11:22 (Amplified Bible)
11:22 And Jesus, replying, said to them, Have faith in God [constantly].
Romans 3:3 (King James Version)
3:3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the FAITH OF GOD without effect?