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Re: Letter to the Hebrews
« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2018, 02:22:40 PM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for another good post I am sure many will find it edifying

Heb 3:14  For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
Heb 3:15  While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
Heb 3:16  For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
Heb 3:17  But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?
Heb 3:18  And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?
Heb 3:19  So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.     



Yes keeping that first confidence we had when we first became Christs Its so easy to let our heart become hardened like those once saved out of Egypt died in the desert we must make sure we do not follow their example.
So while its today lets listen to his voice through his word and be renewed daily so that we may enter Gods rest which is still open and waiting for us to enter in.

Love and Peace
Dave

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Re: Letter to the Hebrews
« Reply #41 on: Yesterday at 02:28:59 PM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for another good post I am sure many will find it edifying

Heb 3:14  For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
Heb 3:15  While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
Heb 3:16  For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
Heb 3:17  But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?
Heb 3:18  And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?
Heb 3:19  So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.     



Yes keeping that first confidence we had when we first became Christs Its so easy to let our heart become hardened like those once saved out of Egypt died in the desert we must make sure we do not follow their example.
So while its today lets listen to his voice through his word and be renewed daily so that we may enter Gods rest which is still open and waiting for us to enter in.

Love and Peace
Dave

v14 A successful Christian life requires more than just an enthusiastic beginning. Only those who persevere when the going gets tough and follow their initial commitment through right to the end can be sure of their place in God's Kingdom, for this is the proof (NB not the condition!) of saving faith.
v15 The writer repeats Psalm 95:7 - this is really important! God is still speaking to the readers of this letter (and to us) through His earlier revelation. Every day is a new 'Today'. Every day we are faced with the same choice: to obey or to disobey God, to follow Jesus or not to follow Him.
History doesn't need to repeat itself! We have to face the same temptations as the Israelites did, but we don't have to make the same mistakes.
v16,17 "Who were they who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of Egypt?" Past blessing is no insurance against future failure, as the Israelites found to their cost (Numbers 14:21-23).
v18,19 The journey that had begun with such excitement and high hopes ended in tragedy. Instead of settling down to enjoy the Promised Land (God's "rest"), they spent the rest of their lives wandering around the inhospitable wilderness - all because they refused to take God at His word. And they had no excuse for their disobedience.
"God has saved us and called us to a holy life - not because of anything we have done but because of His own purpose and grace." (II Timothy 1:9)

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Re: Letter to the Hebrews
« Reply #42 on: Yesterday at 05:02:39 PM »
Hi Deborah
Thanks again for another excellent post

Heb 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.
Heb 4:2  For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
Heb 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.
   


How could anyone ignore or jeopardise this wonderful promise of entering God Sabbath rest let us always have it before us.
What was the gospel they had preached to them that's Israel I presume was it the law because the law is all about loving God and loving your neighbour and our Lord said if we do this we keep the law.
The whole of scripture is about love loving God loving your friends and you enemies and the law mirrors this in detail its all about doing what's right to your fellow man.
and added to love is Faith faith that our lord with keep all his wonderful promises no matter how hard life becomes he is always by our side in good times and in bad.

Yes we even now can enter Gods rest resting in His promises gives peace of mind in all circumstances.

Love and Peace
Dave