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A Sabbath-Rest for the People of God...
Therefore, since a promise remains of entering into His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.
For indeed the Good News was brought to us as well as to them, but the word which they heard did not profit them, not having been mixed with belief in those who heard it.
Was the Gospel preached before Jesus came? (See also:
Romans 10:3) (Topics: Salvation)
For we who have believed do enter into that rest, as He has said, 'As I swore in My wrath, if they shall enter into My rest...' And yet His works have come into being from the foundation of the world.
For somewhere He has said thus about the seventh day, 'And Elohim rested on the seventh day from all His works,'
Genesis 2:2) (Topics: Some OT Truths Quoted in the NT)
and in this again, 'If they shall enter into My rest...'
Since then it remains for some to enter into it, and those who formerly received the Good News did not enter in because of disobedience,
He again defines a certain day, 'Today,' saying through Dawid so much later, as it has been said, 'Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts.'
For if Yehoshua had given them rest, He would not have spoken of another day after that.
So there remains a Sabbath-keeping for the people of Elohim.
For the one, having entered into His rest, has himself also rested from his works, as Elohim rested from His own.
Let us therefore do our utmost to enter into that rest, lest anyone fall after the same example of disobedience.
For the Word of Elohim is living, and working, and sharper than any two-edged sword, cutting through even to the dividing of being and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all are naked and laid bare before the eyes of Him with whom is our account.
Jesus the Great High Priest...
Therefore, since we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Yahushua the Son of Elohim, let us hold fast our confession.
For we do not have a High Priest unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who was tried in all respects as we are, apart from sin.
Therefore, let us come boldly to the throne of favour, in order to receive compassion, and find favour for timely help.