Hebrews Chapter 4

Hebrews 4:1 -2 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. 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.

Fear, lest you fall short and not enter this rest.

Hebrews 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.

Those of the faith (believers) have entered his rest.

Psalms 95:11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.

When we no longer trust in our actions for our salvation we truly enter His rest. And His yoke is light.

Matthew 11:28-29 Come unto me, all ye that 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 ye shall find rest unto your souls.

Rest, peace, secure salvation, surrender to His strength and heavenly home.

We rest in Yeshua’s finished work proposed, since the foundation of the world, every day.

Hebrews 4:4 For He spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And G-d did rest the seventh day from all his works.

He sat down at the right hand of the Father after His resurrection. In the same manner the Father rested on the seventh day of creation. This description is then given.

Hebrews 4:5-7 And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Some still do not enter this rest because of unbelief. Don’t harden your hearts.

Ps 95:11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.

Hebrews 4: 8 For if Yeshua (Jesus) had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.

This Joshua lead them into the Promised Land but some still did not find the “rest” we are talking about in the son of G-d, Yeshua. If we enter this “rest” we cease from our works (for redemption) as G-d did from His. Enter this true rest.

Heb 4:9-13 There remains therefore a rest to the people of G-d. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as G-d did from his. Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. For the word of G-d is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

It is the Word of G-d, which will judge the disobedient. While the Word of G-d is comforting to those who believe, it is a tool of judgment and execution for those who have not committed themselves to Yeshua. Some of the Hebrews were merely going through the motions of belonging to Yeshua. Intellectually, they were at least partly persuaded, but inside they were not committed to Him.

Heb 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Yeshua (Jesus) the Son of G-d, let us hold fast our profession.

Yeshua is our High Priest, He is our mediator between G-d the Father and sinful mankind. This is why he ascended.

Heb 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

Yeshua had to be G-d’s son. Otherwise we would all die in our sins. For we get our sin nature from our father. All of man’s nature had been tainted through Adam. But as the son of G-d he did not inherit the sin nature and was able to live a sinless life and atone for our sins.

Heb 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Psalm 110:4 Boldly come to the Father for this mercy.

The ONLY one who was permitted to enter into the Holy of Holies, into the very presence of G-d, was the High Priest and then only on Yom Kippur, the day of atonement. If he were not right with the L-rd, he would drop down dead in his tracks. However, those of us who have accepted Yeshua as our Mashiach, having our sins removed from us by His shed blood, are told that we may BOLDLY come before His throne.

Hebrews 2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the L-rd, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him.