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 Hebrews 4: 1 - 11  >  Enter God's Rest
  Hebrews 4: 1 - 11          ( King James Version ) 
    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.
Verse 2 >   For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them; but the word preached did not profut them, not being mixed with feith in them that heard it.
 Verse 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: althought the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
Verse 4 >   LFor he spake in a certain place of the seventh-day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh-day from all his works
verse 5 >   And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
Verse 6 >  Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:  
Verse 7 >    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.  
Verse 8 >   For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.  
Verse 9 >   There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.  
Verse 10 >   For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God [did] from his.  
Verse 11 >   Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.  
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Text  Quoted  in  Spirit of Prophecy
The Levites, in their hymn recorded by Nehemiah, sang, "Thou, even Thou, art Lord alone; Thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things therein, . . . and Thou preservest them all." Nehemiah 9:6. As regards this world, God's work of creation is completed. For "the works were finished from the foundation of the world." Hebrews 4:3. But His energy is still exerted in upholding the objects of His creation. It is not because the mechanism that has once been set in motion continues to act by its own inherent energy that the pulse beats and breath follows breath; but every breath, every pulsation of the heart, is an evidence of the all-pervading care of Him in whom "we live, and move, and have our being." Acts 17:28. It is not because of inherent power that year by year the earth produces her bounties and continues her motion around the sun. The hand of God guides the planets and keeps them in position in their orderly march through the heavens. He "bringeth out their host by number: He calleth them all by names by the greatness of His might, for that He is strong in power; not one faileth." Isaiah 40: 26. It is through His power that vegetation flourishes, that the leaves appear and the flowers bloom. He "maketh grass to grow upon the mountains" (Psalm 147:8), and by Him the valleys are made fruitful. "All the beasts of the forest . . . seek their meat from God," and every living creature, from the smallest insect up to man, is daily dependent upon His providential care. In the beautiful words of the psalmist, "These wait all upon Thee. . . . That Thou givest them they gather: Thou openest Thine hand, they are filled with good." Psalm 104: 20, 21, 27, 28. His word controls the elements; He covers the heavens with clouds and prepares rain for the earth. "He giveth snow like wool: He scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes." Psalm 147:16. "When He uttereth His voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and He causeth the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; He maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of His treasuries." Jeremiah 10:13.    Patriarchs and Prophets, page 115.1
It is now that we must keep ourselves and our children unspotted from the world. It is now that we must wash our robes of character and make them white in the blood of the Lamb. It is now that we must overcome pride, passion, and spiritual slothfulness. It is now that we must awake, and make determined effort for symmetry of character. "Today if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts." Hebrews 4:7. We are in a most trying position, waiting, watching for our Lord's appearing. The world is in darkness. "But ye, brethren," says Paul, "are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief." 1 Thessalonians 5:4. It is ever God's purpose to bring light out of darkness, joy out of sorrow, and rest out of weariness, for the waiting, longing soul. {CET 190.3} 
If the churches who know the truth and have had great labor bestowed on them are now selfish and exacting and covetous for fear they will not have the ministry of the Word, it reveals that the Word would do them no real good if they had its ministry. They are not prepared to be benefited by the Word, by becoming doers of the Word, "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"  Hebrews 4:2.  {21MR 297.1}
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