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The concept of entering into God's rest comes from Hebrews 3-4. What is this "rest" the Hebrew writer is talking about? How do we enter it? And how do we fail to enter it? The writer to the Hebrews...
The word sabbath mean cease from labour. When God created all things in 6 days He then ceased from labour. He did not get tired and have to take a nap. So God from the beginning provided an eternal day of sabbath and no more work shall be done. That also means that no work has to be done to enter that day. Eph 2:8-9 says we are not saved by works, it's by grace through. Faith (http://ebible.com/nkjv/Ephesians/2/8/-/2/9?ori=405848). Paul said "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" To receive eternal life we must cease from our labour, we can not be saved by our work, we have to trust the one who worked for us, in fact the one who died for us, and said "it is finished". Then we enter that eternal day of rest. When believers enter that day they are under new management, they are not bound by man's laws or the Laws of Moses, but live under the headship of Christ, as Lord, and so we read "Jesus is Lord of the sabbath"
The question is: How does one enter into God's rest? Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all you that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. If we come to the lord Jesus and by that coming accept the revelation that he had received from his God and Father to give to us and repent and are baptised; then we will be of those who are in God's anointed one. As such, we will co-inherit all he inherits when he takes his place on the throne of David in Jerusalem. We will be among those who co-rule with him in the coming Kingdom of God, in the coming new age. When that happens we will have entered into the rest that Jesus will be a part of at that time. For now we as followers of the lord Jesus are walking on the narrow path that leads to life in the new age that is coming in which we will be glorified immortal beings, having a part in the Theocratic Government of God that Jesus will be the head of as King of kings and Lord of lords seated on the throne of David during his 1,000 rule. May that day soon come when we can realize the true rest that Jesus has promised we will have a part of as a result of coming to him!
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