Bible ~~- Newer Testament ~~- Hebrews ~~- chapter 4 of 13 (16 verses.)

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Obey YAH To Receive Heavenly Rest
1 Rest [YAH's] promise of enjoying His rest still stands. So let's watch out, ๐Ÿ˜‡, [as if to avoid terror,] so that none of us fails to receive [YAH's] rest.
2 Unbelief For [angels] now herald Great News to us [believers], ๐Ÿ˜‡, just as [angels heralded liberation] to the [ancient Israelites]. But the message those Israelites heard failed to do [most of] them any good. Because [most of] the [Israelites] who heard [the angelic news] failed to combine [YAH's words] with faith.
3 Heaven For it is we [true disciples], ๐Ÿ˜‡, who consistently [live out our] faith, [who rise to] enter into [eternal] rest. YHVH says, โ€œI've [always] sworn in my fury [that disobedient people] NEVER enter into my rest.โ€ [Yet YAH loves us believers so much that] he finished building [our place of eternal rest] way back at foundation of the kosmos.
Psalm 95:11
4 Rest For [Genesis 2:2] declares regarding the 7th day: โ€œYHVH rested on the 7th day from all His works.โ€
5 Obedience And I previously quoted [Psalm 95:11] where [YAH] says, โ€˜[Disobedient people] will never enter the rest[ing place] I planned [for obedient believers].โ€™
6 Unbelief It's still true that some [people] will enjoy the rest YAH has prepared [for us], ๐Ÿ˜‡. But [most of] the ancient [people] who heard the good news [angels] heralded to them didn't go into rest. Instead, they [died] because they failed to believe AND obey [YAH].
7 Humility YHVH keeps renewing [our] promise [of eternal rest, ๐Ÿ˜‡]. He [always] sets the date [of your redemption] as โ€œtoday.โ€ [For instance,] centuries after [YAH] originally invited the Israelites [to the promised land] he [inspired king David to write you a psalm inviting you to heaven]: โ€œToday, [please] listen to YAH's voice. Don't harden your hearts!โ€
(Psalm 95:7,8)
8 Rest Joshua led some Israelites into a type of rest in the land of Canaan {LowLand}, ๐Ÿ˜‡. But that rest was just a foreshadowing of the true complete rest to which YAH calls us โ€˜today.โ€™
Joshua = Jesus = Yahshua. Same name, meaning: YAH saves.
9 Rest So, ๐Ÿ˜‡, there still remains for YHVH's people a [hope of a complete] rest symbolized [by YHVH's resting on] the 7th day.
10 Rest Everyone who enters YHVH's rest [heaven] will find rest from their labors, ๐Ÿ˜‡, just as YHVH โ€œrestedโ€ after [he] created the universe.
11 Rest So, ๐Ÿ˜‡, let's make every effort to enter YAH's rest, so we won't fall [into sin] by following the example of those Israelites who failed to obey YAH.
YAH's Word Shows Everything & Can Fix Us All
12 Yah's Word *For the Word of YHVH is alive, ๐Ÿ˜‡. It's powerful. It's sharper than any two edged sword. It pierces [the universe]. YAH's Word cuts right through to where [physical life] meets spirit, [where] โ€œjointsโ€ meet โ€œbone-marrow.โ€ YAH's Word discerns [& judges] the thoughts [and intentions & attitudes] of [your] heart, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
13 Judgment *No creature can hide from YAH's sight, ๐Ÿ˜‡. All things lie naked and open to the eyes of [YAH], to whom we [all] must give account.
14 The Messiah We, ๐Ÿ˜‡, have a great High Priest: Yahshua, YHVH's son. Yahshua has risen into the heavens. Seeing that, let's hold firmly to what we SAY we believe.
It's easy to spout a doctrinal statement of beliefs. That talk saves no one. Walking in obedient faith: that's what saves.
15 The Messiah *For we [believers] have a High Priest who is able to empathize with our weaknesses, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [The devil] tempted Yahshua in every respect, just as [evil] tempts us. The difference is: Yahshua NEVER sinned.
Yet, contrary to Merovingian fiction, Yahshua didn't have children with Mary Magdalene, and he didn't have lustful fantasies about her.
16 Grace *So let's boldly approach the throne of our gracious [Elohim]. [There] we receive mercy. [We] find [the] gracious [divine influence on our hearts] to help [us and others] in times of need, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
See beautiful song setting of this verse: We Go Boldly."
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