EVEN THOUGH YAHUAH SWORE IN HIS RAGE THAT THE 1ST GEN YISHARAL WOULD NEVER ENTER INTO HIS REST BECAUSE OF THE WILDERNESS REBELLION AND UNBELIEF ... HIS PROMISE OF SUPERNATURAL REST STILL REMAINS FOR SOME TO EXPERIENCE . . .
1 So since a promise still remains to enter into His rest, let's be fearful incase some of you fall short of entering it.
2 For the Good News of Deliverance was indeed brought to us as well as to them, but the Word which they heard did not profit them, for it wasn't mixed with belief in those who heard it.
3 For we who have believed do enter into that rest, as Alahim has said, “As I swore in My rage, if they will enter into My rest...” Even though His works and wonders were complete from the foundation of the world. (WHICH HE RESTED FROM ON THE 7TH DAY)
4 For somewhere He said this about the 7th Day: “And Yahuah rested on the 7th day from all His works,”
5 and He also said this, “If they will enter into My rest.”
6 So ever since then it remains for SOME to enter into it, but those who formerly received the Good News did not enter in because of disobedience.
7 Alahim again defines a certain day, “Today,” even saying through David later on:, “Today, if you hear His Voice, do not harden your hearts.”
8 So if Yahuah had indeed already given them rest, He would not have spoken of another day coming after that, would He?
9 So this means that there still remains a rest for the people of Alahim.
10 For the one who has entered into rest, has also rested from their own works, just as Alahim rested from His own works (in creation).
11 So then let us do everything we can (strive) to enter into that rest, so that no one falls into the same example of disobedience.
WHAT IS THIS REST PAUL SPEAKS OF (THAT YAHUAH PREVIOUSLY SAID 'HIS FIRST BRIDE WOULD NEVER ENTER INTO' - AND DIED IN THE WILDERNESS OF REBELLION?)
IS IT A PHYSICAL LAND OF PROMISE (ISRAEL) AS GIVEN TO THE PATRIARCHS?
1 So since a promise still remains to enter into His rest, let us fear incase any of you come short of it ...
HARDLY! ... SINCE MOST OF THE HEBREWS WHO PAUL WAS ADDRESSING ALREADY LIVED IN THAT LAND PROMISED TO AB, ISAAC AND JACOB. SO WAS IT MERELY OBSERVING THE WEEKLY SABBATH OF REST? MANY WOULD SAY 'YES' (AND PAUL EXPLORES THIS AS WE GO ON IN THE CHAPTER) …
HOWEVER MOST OF THESE HEBREWS ALREADY RESTED FROM SUNSET FRI UNTIL SUNSET SAT (WHETHER IN TRUE OBEDIENCE, OR JUST JEWISH CUSTOM - YET PAUL STATES THAT A PROMISE OF REST STILL REMAINS FOR US TO ENTER INTO, AND EVEN
FEARS THAT `SOME MAY NEVER FIND IT' - SO IT CAN’T BE ANY OF THESE COMPONENTS BY THEMSELVES … IT MUST BE ANOTHER DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE ALTOGETHER!
PAUL SAYS `LET US’ AROUND 13 TIMES IN HEBREWS, IMPRESSING UPON THESE BELIEVERS THE ABSOLUTE NECESSITY OF REMAINING TRUE TO YAHUSHA MESSIAH. IS PAUL ALLUDING TO YAHUAH’S 'LANGUAGE OF CREATION' HERE (GEN 1-2) WHEN ALAHIM SAID “LET US MAKE MAN IN OUR IMAGE?”BOTH WORDS ARE `ALAHIM' (NOT PLURALITY BUT UBER MASSIVE & POWERFUL) AND WE SAW THE RESULTING SPOKEN WORD BRINGING THINGS INTO EXISTENCE FROM NOTHING - THROUGH HIS WORK AND EFFORT ...
OR WAS IT A REFERENCE TO (GEN 10-11) WHERE WE SAW THE “LET US …” OF REBELLIOUS MANKIND "MAKE A NAME FOR OURSELVES ..." IN BUILDING A GREAT TOWER IN COMPLETE HATRED AND DEFIANCE TO YAHUAH ALAHIM?
GREAT FEAR FELL UPON THE EARLY ASSEMBLY IN THE OBVIOUS JUDGMENT OF YAHUSHA AGAINST ANANIAS AND SAPHIRAH’S SIN. LIKEWISE THE BRIDE TODAY NEEDS A SCRIPTURAL AND HEALTHY FEAR OF YAHUSHA, WHICH INCLUDES RESPECT ... IN ORDER TO JUDGE AND CHECK HERSELF TO SEE IF SHE IS INDEED ENTERING INTO REST !
MOSES PREACHED THE GOOD NEWS OF DELIVERANCE FROM THE BONDAGE OF EGYPT (THROUGH THE BLOOD OF THE PASSOVER LAMB) - FOR THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF ENTERING YAHUAH’S REST - YES THE LAND OF PROMISE WAS EXPLAINED AND DECLARED, JUST AS IT HAD BEEN TO ABRAHAM - THE GOOD NEWS OF THE SEED: YAHUSHA - WHO WOULD BLESS ALL THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH :
2 For the Good News of Deliverance was indeed brought to us as well as to them, but the Word which they heard did not profit them, for it wasn't mixed with belief in those who heard it ...
THIS GOSPEL WAS PREACHED BY MOSES BY SIGNS, WONDERS AND MIRACLES CONFIRMING HIS WORD AS TRUTH. THE GOOD NEWS HERE WAS THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES IN CANAAN. LIKEWISE THE NEW-
COVENANT MESSAGE OF REST IS PREACHED BY MESSIAH YAHUSHA AND HIS APOSTLES, AND ALSO CONFIRMED AS TRUTH WITH SIGNS AND WONDERS AND MIRACLES.
YET THE WORD GIVEN DID NOT PROFIT ISRAEL ... SO MUCH PREACHING OF THE WORD, YET THE HEARERS RECEIVED NO PROFIT! HOW MUCH OF THE WORD WAS PREACHED IN THE GOSPELS AND ACTS BY YAHUSHA AND HIS FOLLOWERS - AND HOW LITTLE (IF ANY) PROFIT FOR MOST WHO HEARD IT!! THE WORD ON ITS OWN WILL PROFIT NO ONE, UNLESS IT IS MIXED WITH BELIEF IN THOSE THAT HEAR IT - THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE LIVING WORD - IT WAS THE HARD HEARTS THAT THE SEED LANDED ON THAT HELD THE REBELLION AND UNBELIEF !! (JUST LIKE TODAY!!)
3 For we who have believed do enter into that rest, as He has said, “As I swore in My wrath, if they will enter into My rest...” Even though His works were finished from the foundation of the world.
[ WHICH HE RESTED FROM ON THE 7TH DAY ]
WE CANNOT ENTER INTO REST WITHOUT BELIEF! THERE WAS NOTHING THAT ISRAEL COULD DO WHEN IT CAME TO GETTING THEMSELVES OUT OF EGYPT. ALAHIM DID IT ALL! HE DEALT WITH THE EGYPTIANS. HE SENT THE PLAGUES. HE OPENED THE RED SEA, AND EVERYTHING ELSE WAS THE MANIFESTATION OF HIS POWER AND MIGHT. WHAT COULD ISRAEL DO? NOTHING! ALL YAHUAH WANTED THEM TO DO WAS BELIEVE AND ENTER IN!
YAHUAH WOULD PUT FEAR UPON THE ENEMY NATIONS IN CANAAN, AS ISRAEL ENTERED IN. THIS IS PROVEN WHEN THAT LAST GENERATION DID EVENTUALLY ENTER IN UNDER JOSHUA. YAHUAH PUT THE FEAR UPON JERICHO AND CAUSED THE WALLS TO FALL FLAT. ALL ISRAEL HAD TO DO WAS TRUST AND OBEY - THIS IS BELIEVING, THIS IS FAITH!
APPLICATION FOR THE TRUE BRIDAL ASSEMBLY TODAY.
SO PAUL IS SAYING THAT THERE IS A SPIRITUAL REST AVAILABLE (WHICH THE BELIEVER MAY ENTER INTO) HERE AND NOW (LIKE A CROWN) WHICH THAT LITERAL REST (OF CANAAN IN THE NATURAL) WAS A TYPE AND SHADOW OF, AND HE USES THIS VERY HISTORICAL INCIDENT OF YISHARAL TO PROVE IT. NOTE HOW PAUL ALWAYS TAKES THE HISTORICAL ACCOUNTS & DRAWS FROM IT THE SUPERNATURAL
"COME TO ME ALL YOU WHO LABOUR AND ARE HEAVY LADEN, AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST. TAKE MY YOKE (TEACHING) UPON YOU, AND LEARN OF ME, FOR I AM MEEK AND LOWLY IN HEART: AND YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOURSELVES. FOR MY YOKE IS EASY, AND MY BURDEN IS LIGHT."
YES! YAHUSHA OFFERS THIS SUPERNATURAL EXPERIENCE, BUT WE MUST BELIEVE AND ENTER INTO HIM DAILY (NOT JUST BLIND OBEDIENCE TO INK ON A PAGE (HOPING WE UNDERSTAND IT) BUT OPENING UP OURSELVES TO HIS VOICE AND RESPONDING TO HIS PROMPTS ... EVEN AS JOSHUA & CALEB BELIEVED AND ENTERED CANAAN'S REST.
"EVEN THOUGH HIS WORKS WERE FINISHED FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD."
THIS REST WAS ACTUALLY FINISHED RIGHT FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD, BUT HE WAITS FOR SOMEONE TO ENTER IN BY BELIEF IN HIS FINISHED WORK. THERE IS THE REST OF YAHUAH IN CREATION (WHICH CAME AT THE CLOSE OF A FINISHED WORK) AND THERE IS ALSO THE REST OF YAHUSHA IN REDEMPTION, WHICH COMES AT THE CLOSE OF A FINISHED WORK THROUGH HIS BLOOD.
4 For somewhere He said this about the 7th Day: “And Yahuah rested on the 7th day from all His works,” 5 and He also said this, “If they will enter into My rest.” 6 So ever since then it remains for SOME to enter into it, but those who formerly received the Good News did not enter in because of disobedience.
PAUL IS NOW MOVING ON FROM THE REST OF CANAAN TO THE REST OF CREATION. THE REST OF CANAAN LAND WAS FOR ISRAEL, AND WAS YAHUAH'S REST FOR THEM - BUT HERE IN CREATION IT IS ALAHIM'S REST! IN GENESIS WE SEE ALAHIM AT WORK! HE WORKS FOR SIX DAYS, THEN HE STOPPED AND RESTED THE SEVENTH DAY! HE SET IT APART, BLESSED IT, AND RESTED IN IT. THIS WAS YAHUAH ALAHIM'S WORK IN CREATION - THE CREATIVE WEEK ... BEGINNING.
ALL THIS WAS ABOUT ALAHIM AND WHO HE IS - NOTHING TO DO WITH US AT THIS POINT. THERE IS NOTHING OF MANKIND IN IT. MAN WAS CREATED THE SIXTH DAY AND THEN THE SEVENTH DAY - YAHUAH'S REST - A CESSATION OF WORK! THE OLD CREATION WAS FINISHED. AND THIS BECAME A SHADOWING FORTH AS SEEN IN EX.31:17 ... FOR
YAHUAH TAUGHT ISRAEL (BY THE MANNA) TO WORK SIX DAYS AND THE SEVENTH DAY WAS TO BE A SABBATH DAY OF REST, JUST AS HE DID (SOME WOULD SAY BY EXAMPLE) BUT ACTUALLY IT'S JUST WHO HE IS. THE CREATIVE WEEK OF YAHUAH MAKES WAY AND IS SHADOWED FORTH IN THE WEEK OF MANKIND'S REDEMPTION. THE FACT HERE IS THAT SIN BROKE YAHUAH'S REST! WHEN MAN SINNED, YAHUAH'S REST WAS FINISHED, AND SO WAS MAN'S REST IN THE FINISHED AND CREATIVE WORKS.
ALAHIM WENT BACK TO WORK AGAIN AND IS WORKING FOR SIX DAYS IN THE WEEK OF REDEMPTION (IE 6000 YEARS) FOR A DAY TO YAHUAH IS AS 1000 OF OUR YEARS. SO FOR 6000 YEARS, ALAHIM HAS BEEN WORKING TOWARDS MAN'S REDEMPTION. THIS IS WHY YAHUSHA, (AS THE SON-IMAGE), SAID: "MY FATHER WORKS AND SO DO I," AND ALSO "FATHER, I HAVE FINISHED THE WORK YOU GAVE ME TO DO". AFTER 6000 YEARS YAHUSHA'S SPIRIT WILL CEASE TO WORK, CEASE TO STRIVE AND CONVICT MANKIND OF SIN, AT THE CLOSE OF THIS TIME.
MAN IS LIVING IN THE LAST OF THE LAST DAYS, THE VERY CLOSE OF THE SIXTH REDEMPTIVE DAY, WHEN YAHUSHA WILL RETURN TO USHER IN A NEW CREATION OF HEAVEN AND EARTH AND ENJOY ANOTHER SABBATH DAY OF REST (SPECIFIED AS 1000 YEARS). SATAN WILL BE BOUND IN THE BOTTOMLESS PIT. THERE WILL BE NO SIN, NO SICKNESS, NO DEATH, NO DEVIL, NO SINNERS, BUT ALL WILL BE PEACE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS AND REST IN THE MARRIAGE OF THE LAMB!
THERE CAN ONLY BE ULTIMATE REST WHEN THERE'S AN END OF SIN, AND ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS-NESS IS USHERED IN ... AND WHEN SATAN, THE AUTHOR OF SIN, IS BOUND! THIS WILL BE ULTIMATE REST INDEED! SO THIS IS YET ANOTHER LAYER OF REST THAT ALL OF YAHUSHA'S BRIDE HOPE TO ATTAIN. THIS IS THE REST THAT REMAINS FOR THE PEOPLE OF YAHUSHA - A REST THAT THE HEBREWS WERE WARNED ABOUT, INCASE THEY FALL SHORT OF IT, AND NOT BE COUNTED WORTHY TO ENTER INTO THIS REST.
THE SAME WARNING IS APPLICABLE TODAY TO ALL BELIEVERS. IT WAS FORESHADOWED IN CREATION, AND ALSO IN THE HISTORY OF YISHARAL CONCERNING THE LAND OF CANAAN REST AND NOW STARES US STRAIGHT IN THE FACE - WILL WE ENTER IN OR FORFEIT THE REST LIKE THE FIRST BRIDE (NOT ONLY THE PHYSICAL LAND BUT ALSO THE SPIRITUAL REST.) WITHOUT BELIEF IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE YAHUSHA OR ENTER - AND WE KNOW HE WILL HAVE A PEOPLE FOR HIMSELF ... SO WILL YOU MAKE IT ?
7 Alahim again defines a certain day: “TODAY!” even saying through David later on:, “Today, if you hear His Voice, do not harden your hearts.”
THE TIME IS LIMITED! HE HEARS US ONLY IN THE ACCEPTED TIME. NOW IS THE DAY OF DELIVERANCE. NOW IS THE ACCEPTED TIME. IT IS A LIMITED TIME AND A CERTAIN DAY. IF WE DO NOT ENTER IN WITHIN THIS LIMITED DAY (TODAY) THEN IT WILL BE TOO LATE AND WE'LL MISS OUT. THERE IS NO SECOND CHANCES.
HERE PAUL BRINGS IN DAVID, AND THIS PSALM OF PROPHECY. WHY? LET IT BE NOTED ALSO THAT DAVID IS WITH THE NATION IN THE LAND OF CANAAN REST, AND THE TIME IS ABOUT FIVE HUNDRED YEARS AFTER THEY'D ENTERED WITH JOSHUA. SO IF ISRAEL IS ALREADY IN THE PROMISED LAND OF PEACE REST, THEN WHY DOES DAVID SPEAK OF ENTERING INTO THIS REST?
THE FACT IS THAT DAVID (UNDER THE INSPIRATION OF THE SPIRIT) SAW THE PAST HISTORICAL FAILURE OF ISRAEL TO ENTER INTO THE LAND. THEN HE TAKES IT AND APPLIES IT TO HIS OWN GENERATION IN A WARNING
THAT, ALTHOUGH THEY WERE NOW IN THE LITERAL CANAAN REST, THEY COULD MISS OUT ON ENTERING INTO THE TRUE SUPERNATURAL REST - THE TRUE REST WHICH ALAHIM HAD INTENDED FOR HIS PEOPLE TO EXPERIENCE, OF WHICH THE LAND OF CANAAN WAS MERELY AN EARTHLY SHADOW.
THOUGH DAVID IS WITH ISRAEL IN THE CANAAN REST, HE SEES THAT THIS WAS NOT THE ULTIMATE REST WHICH ALAHIM HAD IN MIND. THIS WAS ONLY THE TYPICAL REST, THE EARTHLY TYPE THAT WAS PROPHETIC OF THE SPIRITUAL AND HEAVENLY REST OF YAHUSHA, AND WHICH HAD TO BE ENTERED INTO SUPERNATURALLY!
8 So if Yahuah had indeed already given them rest, He would not have spoken of another day coming after that, would He?
EVEN UNDER JOSHUA, ISRAEL NEVER EVER FULLY POSSESSED THE LAND - AND THIS ALSO ENDED IN FAILURE AND IDOLATRY. AFTER JOSHUA'S DEATH, ISRAEL FELL INTO IDOLATRY AND CAPTIVITY - THEREFORE NEVER FULLY ENTERING INTO ALL YAHUAH’S REST FOR THEM.
9 So this means that there still remains a rest for the people of Alahim. 10For he that has entered into rest, has himself also rested from his own works, as Alahim rested from His own.
THE WORD REST HERE IS `SHABATH' IN HEBREW - A CESSATION FROM WORK, TO CEASE FROM ALL PHYSICAL EXERTION AND PAUSE THE SELF. WE CAN ALSO SEE HOW `CEASING THE SELF' CAN ALSO OPEN US UP TO A DEEPER RELATIONSHIP OF REST AND PEACE WITH OUR MASTER
BELIEVERS HAD LEFT THEIR WORKS AND LIFESTYLES OF BONDAGE BEHIND, (ESCAPED FROM THEM) AND WERE SUPPOSED TO ENTER INTO YAHUAH’S REST IN CANAAN.
ALAHIM WORKED IN CREATION, THEN CEASED FROM HIS WORKS, AND ENTERED INTO THE REST OF SABBATH. ISRAEL IN EGYPT WAS FULL OF FLESHLY HABITS AND WORKS. FROM THE WORKS OF EGYPT TO THE REST OF CANAAN MEANT A JOURNEY FROM BONDAGE TO LIBERTY, ALL THROUGH THE POWER OF THE DELIVERANCE MESSAGE UNDER MOSES. AND SO THE HEBREW
WE HAVE TO STOP THE FOLLOWING FLESHLY WORKS IF WE WANT TO EXPERIENCE TRUE REST:
1. THE WORKS OF THE FLESH HAVE TO BE CEASED FROM. THESE ARE THE WORKS OF THE UNREGENERATE MAN, THE ONE OUTSIDE OF YAHUSHA, OUTSIDE OF REST.
GAL 5:19-21 "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: adultery, whoring, uncleanness, indecency, 20idolatry, witchcraft, drug-sorcery, hatred, quarrels, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, strife, heresies, 21envyings, murders, drunkenness, wild parties, and the like: of the which I tell you before (as I've also told you in the past), that anyone who does such things will not inherit the Kingdom of Alahim.22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustworthiness, 23gentleness, self-control: against such there is no law.24And they that are Messiah's have impaled the flesh with it's affections and lusts. 25So if we live in the Spirit, let us also walk (behave) in the Spirit.26Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying one another."
2. THE WORKS OF SELF-EFFORT (AGENDAS & PLANS) ± THESE ARE THE WORKS DONE OF SELF, WORKS OF THE OLD CREATION LIFE, AND THESE WORKS ARE THOSE DONE BY THE OLD RELIGIOUS SELF, REMEMBERING THERE IS NITHIN GOOD ABOUT US WITHOUT YAHUSHA - ALL WORKS HELD UP TO HIM OF SELF ARE AS BUT FILTHY RAGS - FOR THESE WORKS ARE NOT DONE IN BELIEF BY HEARING HIS WORD.
3. THE DEAD WORKS OF THE OLD COVENANT LAWS AND TRADITIONS IN GENERAL (HEB.6:1-2). THEY ARE ALL DEAD WORKS BECAUSE OF THEMSELF (OBEYING THE TORAH LAWS WITHOUT YAHUSHA'S SPIRIT, VOICE AND GUIDANCE) THEY ARE LIFELESS AND UNABLE TO DELIVER ANYONE. NO LIFE COULD BE EARNED THROUGH BLIND OBEDIENCE TO THE OLD LAWS.
ALL THESE WORKS WERE SHADOWED FORTH IN YAHUAH CEASING FROM HIS CREATIVE WORKS TO ENTER INTO REST. IT IS NOT THAT HIS WORKS WERE EVIL, BUT THE FACT OF WORK ITSELF STOPPING. FOR THE BRIDE THERE IS REPENTANCE FROM DEAD FLESHLY WORKS AND HABITS TO ENTER INTO REST IN YAHUSHA! THEN THE REAL WORK OF YAHUSHA IS TO BELIEVE AND TRUST HIM FOR ALL WE ARE AND ALL WE DO AND TRAIN OURSELVES TO NOT BE DOING ANYTHING OF OURSELF OR STUBBORNLY DEMANDING TO DIG OUR HEELS IN AND DO THINGS OUR OWN WAY!
11 So then, let us do everything we can (labor/strive) to enter into that rest, so that no one falls into the same example of disobedience.
LET US THEREFORE LABOR TO ENTER INTO THAT REST - THIS IS CERTAINLY AN APPARENT CONTRADICTION? LABOR (STRIVE/WORK/BATTLE) ... TO REST? IT MEANS TO STRIVE DILIGENTLY IN THIS VERSE AND IT LINKS ITSELF UP WITH THE CALL OF YAHUSHA, OUR GREAT APOSTLE AND HIGH PRIEST, IN
MATT 11:28-29 'COME TO ME ALL YOU WHO LABOR AND ARE HEAVY LADEN, AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST: TAKE MY YOKE UPON YOU AND LEARN OF ME, FOR I AM MEEK AND LOWLY IN HEART; AND YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOURSELVES'. NOT ONLY WILL HE GIVE REST IF WE COME TO HIM, BUT WE WILL FIND ULTIMATE REST AS WE LEARN OF HIM AND WHO HE REALLY IS AND HOW UNIQUELY (OFTEN BIZARRELY) DIFFERENT HE WANTS US TO BEHAVE (OUTSIDE THE INK OF THE TEXT).
THE JEWS WERE LADEN DOWN WITH THE YOKE OF BONDAGE AND RIGID LAWS WITH ITS RITUAL, CEREMONIES AND WORKS. THEY WERE LABORING TO OBTAIN REST FOR THE BEING, BUT THERE WAS NO REST UNDER THE OLD COVENANT LAW FOR THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE SUPERNATURAL COMPONENT REQUIRED TO LOVE YAHUSHA'S WORDS OF LIFE - SO IT WAS ENDLESS TOIL, ENDLESS LABOR, AND ENDLESS WORK THAT NEVER FINISHED OR DELIVERED FROM EVIL.
YAHUSHA COMES AND INVITES ALL WHO ARE LABORING TO COME TO HIM, AND HE WILL GIVE THEM REST. IT WILL BE SUPERNATURAL REST FOR HIS IMMERSED BRIDE, AND AN ENDING OF THE DEAD-WORKS OF THE LAW (BLIND-OBEDIENCE WITHOUT THE SPIRIT OR REAL RELATIONSHIP).
YAHUSHA IS ALAHIM - THE END OF THE LAW OF WORKS (UNECESSARY, POINTLESS, REPETATIVE, RELIGIOUS BEHAVIOUR) ... MEANING THAT THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS AND THE FEASTS ALL POINT TO HIM, CULMINATE IN HIM AND ARE FULFILLED AND COMPLETED IN HIM ... THEY ARE HIM!! SO IF WE ARE FOLLOWING HIM AND HIS BEHAVIOURAL EXAMPLE OF LOVE - WE ARE DOING ALL THAT IS REQUIRED WITHIN THE OLD LAWS.
SO TODAY THE SPIRITUAL LABOR - THE BATTLE TO OVERCOME AND RUN OUR RACE TO ENTER INTO THAT REST - IS AGAINST PRINCIPALITIES, POWERS AND WICKED SPIRITS IN HEAVENLY PLACES. YAHUSHA IS OUR SUPERNATURAL JOSHUA (SAME NAME IN HEBREW) AND IF WE FOLLOW HIM THROUGH HIS LIFE, FULFILLING ALL THE WORDS AND FEASTS (TO HIS DEATH) HE WILL LEAD US INTO THE TRUE REST.
THE WORD 'FALL´ HERE IS THE SAME WORD USED OF SATAN 'FALLING', AND THE FOOLISH MAN WHO BUILT HIS HOUSE ON THE SAND 'FALLING'! FALLING THROUGH UNBELIEF. THE SAME EXAMPLE IS GIVEN TO US CONCERNING ISRAEL (THESE THINGS HAPPENED TO THEM FOR TYPES & EXAMPLES TO US, IN THE END OF THE AGE).
WHEN PAUL STATES THAT `THERE STILL REMAINS A REST FOR US TO ENTER INTO,' HE IS NO WAY REFERRING TO THE 7TH DAY SABBATH REST DAY (WHICH YISHARAL WAS ALREADY DOING) AND TO DECLARE THE RESOLVE OF HIS WORDS AS SUCH IS UNBELIEVABLY IMMATURE. WE CANNOT ARGUE WITH THE SEVEN-DAY CYCLE OR YAHUSHA'S DESIRE FOR US TO OBSERVE HIS SET-APART DAY OF REST - BUT THERE IS A WHOLE DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE OF ELATED JOY, PEACE AND REST FOR THE BRIDE TO EXPERIENCE - YET IT IS SUPERNATURAL - AND MUST BE ENTERED :
Yahuah said His Covenant is an Everlasting Word forever and "I never change"… but when the Covenant was broken by Israel … did He change and became Yahusha (a new creation), instructing us to follow Him, for eternal life! CAN WE FEEL TRUE REST OR PEACE OUTSIDE OF HIM ?
The love of Yahusha does not exist outside His Words, so if your conversation is outside His Words, they are not His love. And you will not have the river of life flowing through you! YOU WON'T BE IN YAHUSHA'S REST !
Human love is not of Yahusha. It is only a fragment of the bliss that comes to a believers heart by communicating with Yahusha from the portal of our hearts. Human love has no part of the love of Yahusha. His love can only be experienced through His Spirit and you can only have His Spirit through obedience to the Word! The love of Yahusha surpasses any experience on earth. It is intoxicating and you want more! So you actually put off anything that gets in the way to stop you receiving. It is constant bliss no matter!
WHAT HABITS DO YOU NEED TO `PUT OFF' AND SURRENDER (THROW ON THE ALTAR OF FLESHLY SACRIFICE) IN ORDER TO ENTER THIS REST YAHUSHA OFFERS?
WHAT'S IN YOUR WAY?