WHAT DOES HEBREW 4:1-11 TRULY MEAN?

        

       

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WHAT DOES HEBREWS 4:1-11 TRULY MEAN?

 

Welcome to part 6 of this six part series of Bible studies to learn whether or not the weekly Sabbath DAY is binding on Christians. In other words, MUST Christians keep the weekly Sabbath DAY to be pleasing to God? We have been covering a Seventh Day Adventist article paragraph by paragraph exposing the many errors of interpretation made by the SDA Church. And if you have not read parts 1-5 please read the studies called part 1 of “IS THE WEEKLY SABBATH DAY BINDING?”  To read part 2 click on “IS THE WEEKLY SABBATH BINDING? Part 2”, and to read part 3 please click on the study “HOW CAN THE WEEKLY SABBATH BE AGAINST US?” And Part 4 is called “WERE THE TEN COMMANDMENTS GIVEN TO ADAM?” And to read part 5 please click on the study called “IS THE WEEKLY SABBATH DAY A SHADOW?” Plus you can also find the links to all the Bibles studies that I have written on the subject of the weekly Sabbath DAY under the heading >>>WHAT IS THE TRUE SABBATH?<<< 

Now, why do I say TRULY MEANS? I ask what does Hebrews 4:1-11 TRULY mean because the SDA Christians and all other seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians have also INCORRECTLY interpreted Hebrews 4:9 as well as every verse of Scripture that they use to try and persuade weak Christians that the keeping of the weekly Sabbath DAY every week is BINDING on Christians. Obviously, the SDA Christians will argue that they have the correct translation of Hebrews 4:9 which they pride as being one of their best proof text and all other Christians are the ones who are incorrectly interpreting Hebrews 4:9. But before we get into the Scriptures to prove to you beyond any shadow of a doubt that the SDA Church has INCORRECTLY interpreted Hebrews 4:9 by taking it OUT of its CONTEXT, let us read a little from the last section called PROOF THAT THE SABBATH REMAINS in the five section SDA article that we have been covering line by line.

Know and understand that anytime Christians focus on just one side of a controversial subject among Christians then they are actually placing blinders on their own eyes to even consider what the other side of the argument is saying. In other words, Christians can sincerely believe with all their heart that what they believe is the truth and every other Christian is wrong and by doing that they EXCLUDE any other interpretation made by other Christians and just automatically consider them incorrect. But what if THEY are the ones who are WRONG? And what if their being wrong could cost them their eternal life? That is something that we all must consider. And the way to know for sure if we are right or if we are wrong is to ALLOW the Scriptures to speak for themselves. And when I say Scriptures, I mean the WHOLE word of Almighty God from Genesis to Revelation. I cannot stress enough that all false teaching comes from taking verses of Scripture out of their context and then reading into those verses taken out of their context one’s own preconceived belief.

With that being said let us dig into this study to see whether or not SDA Christians are being taught the truth. And so far, we have seen in the first five parts of this study, time and time again that the SDA Christians are being deceived by every single argument made by the SDA Church. And this next argument on Hebrews 4:6-10 being made by THEIR erroneous interpretation to mean that the keeping of the weekly Sabbath DAY remains BINDING is no different from all their errors of interpretation, is it just more smoke and mirrors deception to try and keep their followers. Do you know that some 300 thousand SDA Christians leave the SDA Church EVERY year? My point right now is that a Christian has to already believe the SDA doctrine of keeping the weekly Sabbath DAY in order to keep on falling for this SDA Church INTERPRETATIONS. And this SDA interpretation of Hebrews 4:9 is one of their most deceptive interpretations. 

Let us start this study in God's word by reading from this SDA article. The comments between the paragraphs are mine. The emphasis highlighted in green shows that the SDA Church is in ERROR. And what I highlight in yellow is Scriptural but it is being twisted by the SDA Church errors of interpretation.

 

PROOF THAT THE SABBATH REMAINS

 

Although there is a wealth of proof that the Ten-Commandment law and the Sabbath were confirmed by an obedient New Testament Church,

 

The New Testament does indeed confirm by the teaching or the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ that all of the MORAL commandments are to be obeyed lest a Christian SINS and they have need to repent and confess their sins. Again, all SIX MORAL commandments listed in the TEN Commandments are clearly taught under the New Covenant written in the New Testament but nowhere in the New Testament is there any teaching that Christians are to keep the weekly Sabbath DAY. In fact, Paul teaches AGAINST keeping DAYS in Galatians chapter 4 and in Romans chapter 14. So NO! There is NO proof, not even a hint of proof in the New Testament that Christians must or even should keep the weekly Sabbath DAY in order to be more pleasing to God.

 

I would like to focus on one area of evidence that is often overlooked or misinterpreted. We find it in Hebrews 4, and it probably constitutes the most convincing single reference in favor of Sabbath-keeping to be found in the Bible.

 

So then, it is obvious that the SDA Church has heard an interpretation of Hebrews 4:9 that disproves their mandatory keeping of the weekly Sabbath day. And thus, they teach their followers that all non Sabbath-keeping Christian interpretations are wrong. Now, to me, the SDA interpretation of Hebrews 4:9 is only convincing if you are deceived by their erroneous INTERPRETATION of all the other Scriptures that they have taken out of their context and their already preconceive belief is read INTO those passages of Scripture being taken out of their context. In other words, you almost have to already be a seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christian or a weak Christian to be deceived by their interpretation of Hebrew 4:9. And they must combine nearly all of their arguments together to create a persuasive argument for keeping the weekly Sabbath DAY.

Now, if you are a NEW Christian or a Christian who does not read and study the Bible on their own to see if what they are being taught is the truth of the whole word of God, and you read an SDA article such as this SDA article that we are covering, then one could be deceived by the false teaching of the SDA Church. In fact, a dear sister in our Lord Jesus Christ sent me this article that she had read and it confused her as to what to believe. She is NOT an SDA Christian and she knows about many of the other false teachings in the SDA Church but some of the arguments in this SDA article made some sense to her. So she is somewhat on the fence so to speak as to which side she should choose. She asked me how can she know for SURE which side is teaching the truth on this subject of the weekly Sabbath DAY? And she asked me for help. She is also deeply concerned for her best friend who is presently an SDA Christian and she does not know how to help her friend see that the SDA Church is WRONG.

So that is how I came to write this series of studies on “IS THE WEEKLY SABBATH DAY BINDING?” Again, the short answer is NO! The keeping of ANY day of the week, month, or year is NOT binding on Christians. And by the way, neither is TITHING binding on Christians. And the SDA Church is very strict on their followers on the subject of tithing. The New Testament way is to give out of LOVE and NOT out of OBLIGATION. And there is NO 10% mandate on giving out of love. The widow lady gave two pennies and Jesus said that she gave more that all the rest put together that they gave out of OBLIGATION under the Old Covenant. Well, I sometimes tend to start preaching more than teaching and we got off track a little bit so let us get back to the study at hand.

 

As a little background, we need to examine the thrust of the whole book of Hebrews. The writer of this letter is showing how many of the elements of the old covenant have been taken away

 

I agree so far. We must keep the verses of Scripture that we are interpreting left IN their CONTEXT to learn their true sound Biblical meaning. And then we also need to compare Scripture with Scripture to make absolutely sure that the interpretation that we conclude from the immediate context agrees with the rest of God’s word. This is called interpreting the Scriptures in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. And the SDA Church does NOT do either of these rules of interpretation. The SDA Christians take verses out of their context and they seem to not even care if their interpretation CONTRADICTS other Scriptures. But rather, if they are shown a Scripture that proves they are wrong then they simply TWIST the true meaning of any and every Scripture that we use to help them see the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.


We can almost feel the anguish of the Hebrew believers as Paul explains to them how the sacrificial system has been taken away, having been fulfilled in Christ. The Levitical priesthood has been removed, being replaced by Christ our High Priest. Were they waiting fearfully to hear him take away the Sabbath also

 

REALLY! The Jewish Christians were in ANGUISH FEARING that the YOKE of BONDAGE was being lifted off of them? IF they had any fear at all it was the fear of WHAT IF we cease from the works of the Law of Moses and Jesus is not the Messiah. These were Hebrew Christians who before they became Christians were taught that obeying the Law of Moses was the ONLY way to be pleasing to God. They were kept under that law though fear of displeasing God before FAITH came. And this new law of LIBERTY that they heard the Apostles of Jesus preaching was hard for them to grasp. Peter said that SOME Christians wrest or PERVERT the teachings of the Apostle Paul and that they also twisted or perverted other Scriptures to their OWN DESTRUCTION.


Please read 2 Peter 3:16-18.

 

“As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable WREST, (Which means the Christians who do not understand the TRUE SOUND Biblical meaning of the teachings of the Apostle Paul PERVERT the Scriptures that he teaches) as they ALSO DO the other Scriptures, unto their OWN destruction. (And the SDA Christians will even PERVERT and twist this verse of Scripture to FORCE it to fit their own already preconceived belief that Christians MUST keep the seventh day of the week Sabbath DAY to rest on every week in order to be more pleasing to God. But if you TRULY love God then you will obey the TWO commandments that Yahweh gave to Jesus to give to us under the New Covenant as being all that Yahweh requires for us to receive eternal life in the world to come)

17.  You, therefore, beloved, seeing you know these things before, BEWARE lest you also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. (And what is the steadfastness of the early church? Did the early church KEEP the seventh day of the week as the SDA Church claims? Please read what day the early church met upon to break bread and WHY they did NOT keep the seventh day of the week as the Jews and SOME Jewish Christians. And yes, even a few Gentile Christians were subverted and compelled by the Jewish Christian who had not yet UNDERSTOOD the teachings of Paul that were HARD to grasp, and they fell from their own steadfastness)

18.  BUT grow in GRACE, and IN the KNOWLEDGE of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (This is what I teach my readers and seekers of the truth by telling them to STAY in the New Testament under the New Covenant to know what you must do to receive eternal life in the world to come. For you see, everything you need to know in order to be saved and receive eternal life in the world to come is found IN the New Testament. And if anyone tells you that you must follow and obey SOME of the things found in the Old Testament under the Old Covenant then BEWARE of them for they know not what they teach. They only desire to be teachers of the LAW. And they will always start with a logical QUESTION to get you to wonder if obeying the words of Jesus is ENOUGH for you to receive eternal life in the world to come. They will start their deception by asking if it is a SIN if a Christian breaks one of the TEN Commandments? Then they continue asking questions like how many commandments in the TEN Commandments? Then they will ask why some Christians only obey NINE of the TEN Commandments? Is it a sin to disobey the fourth commandment? Do YOU obey the seventh day of the week Sabbath that is commanded in the fourth commandment? And a WEAK Christian becomes putty in their hands. Read the New Testament from Matthew to Revelation and you will not find ONE teaching that commands Christians to keep the weekly Sabbath DAY. And that is because Jesus IS our TRUE Sabbath REST) To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.” 

 

If so, (If the Hebrew Christians were in ANGUISH and FEAR of no longing having to keep all the Law of Moses under the Old Covenant  that they, supposedly, looked forward with great joy to do year after year after year then) they must have been tremendously relieved when he wrote these words, “There remaineth therefore a ‘keeping of the sabbath’ (see margin) to the people of God” (Hebrews 4:9). I am using the marginal reading of the King James Version because that is the exact, literal meaning of the original statement.

 

Let us pause right here and clarify that the marginal reading of the King James Version on E-Sword says “A” Sabbath and NOT “THE” Sabbath DAY. Here is the marginal reading of Hebrews 4:9 on E-Sword so you can see for yourself with your own eyes.

 

Marginal reading of the word remaineth or there remains a rest found in Hebrews 4:9.

 

remaineth: Heb_4:1, Heb_4:3, Heb_3:11; Isa_11:10, Isa_57:2, Isa_60:19-20; Rev_7:14-17, Rev_21:4

rest: or, keeping of a sabbath

people: Heb_11:25; Psa_47:9; Mat_1:21; Tit_2:14; 1Pe_2:10

 

So just to be clear, the feast of the Passover Lamb also speaks of the TRUE Passover Lamb that remained in the future to be kept. I say future because it was in the future from the time that the feast of Passover was given to the children of Israel to keep the physical DAY of Passover. Even the SDA Church sees that all of the ceremonial commandments of the feast days are a schoolmaster to the children of Israel who have the Law of Moses. The SDA Christians know full well that the SHADOW of the Passover lamb commandment points to Jesus as the TRUE Passover Lamb. And some SDA Christians know and understand that people MUST KEEP the TRUE meaning OF that commandment Passover, as in, the SPIRIT of the COMMANDMENT itself in order to be saved. In other words, a person cannot even be saved until they keep the TRUE meaning of the Passover by their FAITH in Jesus as BEING the TRUE Passover Lamb that the commandment SHADOWED. To say this another way, a person must believe that Jesus DIED on the cross for the sins of the world and that God raised Jesus from the dead after three days and three nights. Jesus is the Lamb of God slain before the foundation of the world in the mind and plan of salvation of God.

So the TRUTH of the matter is that the marginal reading does NOT demand that “a” Sabbath means the keeping of the physical DAY of the WEEKLY Sabbath as being the rest that remains for Christians to keep in this present world. And even if other commentaries say there remains THE Sabbath it still does NOT prove that it is the WEEKLY Sabbath DAY that remains to be kept by Christians. Can you not see that the marginal reading can just as easily mean there remains the “a” Sabbath REST that is for ANOTHER DAY? And to be able to enter into the rest on ANOTHER DAY in the world to come, one must FIRST enter into the SPIRITUAL rest or to rest in the SPIRIT of the law by our FAITH IN Jesus as our TRUE Sabbath REST? And, as you will see shortly, this is exactly what the context teaches us in simplicity.

 

The context of Hebrews three and four does not indicate that Paul was trying to convince the Hebrew Christians which day to keep holy. They already knew that.

 

And that is why Christians kept the first day of the week, the Lord’s Day. Please read “DID THE EARLY CHURCH KEEP THE WEEKLY SABBATH?” 

 

His (Paul’s) great burden was for them (The Hebrew Jewish Christians that were keeping the Law of Moses and the unsaved Jews) to enter into a spiritual relationship with Christ—to have an experience of rest from the works of sin. He proved that the children of Israel did not find that true rest (In Jesus for Holiness and righteousness) because of their lack of faith and disobedience in the wilderness. Although the Greek word for rest, KATAPAUSIS, means simply “cessation from work,” the context seems to indicate that the author is talking primarily about finding a spiritual rest in their experience.

 

I agree with everything in this paragraph EXCEPT for the true rest being a rest from the works of sin. The TRUE rest is to enter into our TRUE Sabbath rest IN Jesus so that we can rest assured that Jesus is the END of the law for RIGHTEOUSNESS. You do not “enter into” ceasing from works of sin. But we do ENTER INTO the New Covenant BY our FAITH in Jesus as our Lord and Savior to REST in the TRUTH that all our past sins are forgiven and never to be remembered against us. And you must remain in the New Covenant in order to enter into the PHYSICAL rest on ANOTHER DAY in the world to come that REMAINS.

Some SDA Christians may argue that a rest from the works of sin is saying the same thing as resting in Jesus as being the end of the law for righteousness. 

But that is not what this SDA Christian who wrote this article intends his words to mean as you will soon see. He is FOCUSED on ONE sin and that sin is not keeping the “LETTER” of the law to rest on the Sabbath DAY of the week, each and every week for the rest of your life if you want eternal life in the world to come. And by focusing only on the “LETTER” of the law of the fourth commandment SOME SDA Christians are not TRULY resting in the “SPIRIT” of the law of the FOURTH commandment which is WHY the letter of the law of the fourth commandment was given in the first place. The SDA Christians know full well that they do NOT need to keep the Passover feast DAY because they are already keeping the TRUE meaning of the Passover feast DAY by their FAITH in Jesus as being our TRUE Passover Lamb. So why is it so HARD for them to understand and GRASP that, we who KNOW the true ARE keeping the TRUE MEANING of why the fourth commandment was given to keep a DAY in the first place, ARE keeping the FOURTH commandment the same as we are all keeping the Passover COMMANDMENT by our FAITH IN Jesus as the TRUE Passover Lamb.

 

Nevertheless, the two chapters definitely tie the spiritual rest to the Seventh-day Sabbath-keeping initiated and commanded by God in the beginning. Otherwise, we would not find in verse four a direct quote from Genesis 2:2. “For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works” (Hebrews 4:4).

 

The deception that this SDA Christian is using is to try and tie God's resting from His six days of physical works of creation on the Seventh day as being compared to the PHYSICAL works of SINNING. But not just any sin. The only THING that this SDA writer is focused on is the Christians who do NOT rest on the seventh DAY as the SDA Christians do. And thus, the SDA Church can PERSUADE weak Christians to believe THEIR erroneous interpretation of Hebrews 4:9. But what some weekly Sabbath-keeping Christians have failed to see is that Genesis 2:1-3 contains PROPHECY just like most of the Old Testament Scriptures. Let us read Genesis 2:1-3 from the LITERAL word for word translation from the Textus Receptus manuscript that the King James Version of the Bible was translated. The emphasis and comments in parentheses are mine.

 

Here is Genesis 2:1-3 from the LITERAL translation.

 

“And they ARE BEING finished the heavens and the earth and all the HOST of them.

2. And Elohim, he IS FINISHING them IN the seventh day work of him which he did (The phrase IN seventh day is a PROPHECY speaking of the Seventh 1000 year long DAY of the LORD in the world to come. For you see, God is not yet finished creating His new creation of Holy and righteous people IN Jesus Christ. I do not think that SDA Christians are AWARE that people will be saved IN Jesus DURING the 1000 year reign of Jesus in the world to come when Jesus will rule as the Lord OF the SABBATH. So the DAY of rest that remains for the PEOPLE OF GOD, the chosen children of Israel, in Hebrews 4:9 is ANOTHER DAY yet in the future. And that “ANOTHER DAY in verse 8” is the 1000 year long DAY of Yahweh’s Sabbath rest in the world to come. And the only people who will be RESTING from all their PHYSICAL labor during that 1000 year reign of Jesus are those who are RESTING IN Jesus as our TRUE Sabbath REST right now in this present world. And the phrase the work of Him which He DID is speaking of the BEGINNING of the restoring of the earth that became void during the war of Lucifer rebelling against God to try and take over God’s throne. God is NOT finished creating yet. God will create a new heaven and a new earth after this heaven and earth passes away after the 1000 year reign of Jesus and the final Day of Judgment. The TRUTH of the matter is that God has not rested a single day from Genesis 1:1 to this present day. God resting on the seventh day is a SHADOW pointing to the Millennial reign of Jesus in the world to come, the 1000 year long Seventh DAY of Yahweh's REST and NOT a weekly seventh 24 hour day of rest from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. How many SDA and other Sabbath-keeping Christians TRULY keep the Sabbath AS commanded in the ORDINANCES? NONE! Anyway, my point right now is that God did NOT give the keeping of the seventh day of the week to Adam in the Garden of Eden or at any time. The very FIRST time that anyone was ever commanded to rest on the seventh day was the children of Israel after God delivered them out of bondage in the land of Egypt. So then, God, he IS FINISHING them IN the seventh day work of him which he DID)  and He IS CEASING IN the seventh day from ALL work of Him which He DID.

3. And God is blessing (H853 Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus) DAY of seventh (Again, a PROPHECY speaking of the 1000 year long Seventh DAY in the world to come that God is blessing as the REST that REMAINS to be entered into) and he is making HOLY (H853 Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus)  HIM that IN him  He ceased from all work of him which He created Elohim to do”  

 

Yes, according to Acts 2:36, Almighty God, Yahweh, MADE His human Son, Jesus Lord and God to rule and reign FOR Yahweh IN Yahweh's NAME during Yahweh's Sabbath REST, the Seventh 1000 year long DAY called the world to come. And then at the END of the 1000 year reign of Jesus as the Lord of the Sabbath Jesus will step down from ruling and commit the ruling of Yahweh’s kingdom over the earth back in to his God and Father’s hands. That is a lot to comprehend for Christians hearing this TRUTH for the first time. For all the Scriptures that prove what I just said please continue reading all the studies that I have written on my website AMatterOfTruth.com

 

The reason for citing God’s resting on the Sabbath from His work of creation is revealed only when we analyze verses nine and ten. Paul says that what remains for God’s people is not KATAPAUSIS (a spiritual rest), but SABBATISMAS, meaning a literal keeping of the Sabbath. Then in verse ten we find the real key which proves beyond a question that the SABBATISMAS rest was not spiritual only, but a cessation from physical work. “For he that is entered into his rest (KATAPAUSIS—spiritual rest), he ALSO (in addition to the spiritual rest) hath ceased from his own works, AS GOD DID FROM HIS.”

 

And we just read the TRUE meaning of Genesis 2:1-3 from the literal translation that God is resting in His Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus who He CREATED to rule as God for Yahweh in the literal physical 1000 year long Seventh DAY OF Yahweh"s Sabbath REST. And the ONLY people who will REST from all their LABORS of physical work AS God rested from His PHYSICAL creation are the FAITHFUL true born again Christians who have ENTERED INTO the TRUE SPIRITUAL rest IN Jesus for Holiness and righteousness in THIS present world before the coming of Jesus. 

Again, Hebrews 4:9 is NOT talking about the keeping of the weekly Sabbath DAY of rest that remains for SOME, as in, the NON weekly Sabbath keeping Christians need to ENTER INTO resting on the WEEKLY seventh day from physical work so that they can truly be saved or so that they will be found worthy to receive eternal life in the world to come. Paul teaches us that THEY, the seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians will separate themselves from you who obey the TRUTH of the gospel for fear that the NON weekly Sabbath keepers will AFFECT them.

 

Galatians 4:16,17.

 

“Am I, therefore, become your enemy, because I tell you the TRUTH

17.  THEY (The SDA Church and the SDA Christians and all other seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians) zealously affect you, but not well; yea, THEY would EXCLUDE you, that you might affect them.”

 

In other words, every church that teaches false doctrines, saying that THEY alone are the only true church, EXCLUDE other Christians by not allowing THEIR followers to go to other churches, search the truth for themselves on other websites, read books that are not approved by their church denomination, and by kicking out of their church anyone who QUESTIONS their church doctrines to the point of saying that the church doctrine contradicts other Scriptures.

 

The big question about this verse (Speaking of Hebrews 4:10) focuses on the works which one ceases from. Are they works of sin? Are they works to obtain salvation? Or are they the physical works from which we cease on the Sabbath? The answer is plainly revealed by the phrase “AS GOD DID FROM HIS.” 


As I have said many times, when any verse of Scripture is viewed alone and apart from the rest of God's word then it may seem to be saying something that it is NOT truly saying in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. And all of the verses that the SDA Church use to wrongly teach that the weekly Sabbath DAY is binding on Christians are taken out of their context and viewed alone and apart from the rest of God's word. And thus, the SDA Christians read into Hebrew 4:9,10 their own preconceived belief that God gave the FOURTH commandment to Adam at creation week by showing Adam His example of resting on the seventh day for Adam to follow. First of all, just because God INSPIRED Moses what to write down as Scriptures for us to read does NOT mean that God told Adam that He rested on the seventh day. And even if Adam did know that God rested on the seventh day that does not mean that God commanded Adam to rest on the seventh day. That INTERPRETATION is read INTO the Scriptures.

Let us read Hebrews 4:10 in its context to learn its true sound Biblical meaning. Please read Hebrews 4:8-11 to know what REST is needed FIRST in order to enter into the literal 1000 year long DAY of Yahweh’s Sabbath rest in the world to come to rest from all our PHYSICAL labors or physical work.

 

Hebrews 4:8-11.

 

“For if Jesus had given THEM rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of ANOTHER DAY. (So who is the THEM that the writer of Hebrews is referring to? The pronoun “them” is referring to the SOME of them who did NOT believe when the gospel was first reach to THEM. Not them in the wilderness but the Jews who reject Jesus as their Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus Sabbath REST. Let us go ahead and read Hebrew 4:5-7 as well. “And in this place again, If they shall enter into MY restHeb 4:6  Seeing therefore it remains that some must enter therein, [Referring to the SPIRITUAL rest IN Jesus FIRST] and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbeliefHeb 4:7  Again, he limits a certain day, saying in David, Today, after so long a time; as it is said, Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. And TODAY, in this present world, it is only those of us who are truly RESTING in the SPIRITUAL rest of the Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus Sabbath rest will enter into ANOTHER DAY, the literal 1000 year long Seventh DAY of Yahweh’s Sabbath rest in order to rest from all our physical labor. And ANOTHER DAY is speaking ONLY of the SOME who MUST enter into the true spiritual rest DURING ANOTHER DAY which are the REMNANT of the Jews that God will turn to a SECOND time at the coming of Jesus. And then DURING another DAY, the Seventh 1000 year reign of Jesus, God IS FINISHING work of Him IN the SEVENTH DAY. Now do you understand the true sound Biblical meaning of Hebrews 4:1-11 that ANOTHER DAY remains for SOME? Please understand that the rest that remains for SOME is speaking of the REMNANT of the children of Israel who are ALIVE and remain until the coming of Jesus to ENTER INTO the true SPIRITUAL rest IN Jesus. So then, the MEANING of why the physical DAY of NATURAL rest was given to the children of Israel in the first place was for them to OBSERVE or DISCERN the Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus REST so that they could be saved BEFORE the coming of Jesus to rule as God during ANOTHER DAY, the world to come)

9.  There remains, therefore, a rest to the people of God. (Speaking of SOME of the Jews or REMNANT of the children of Israel IN ANOTHER DAY, the Seventh 1000 year long day of the Millennial reign of Jesus in the world to come. That is when the unsaved Jews who are alive at the coming of Jesus will LEARN the TRUE gospel of RESTING IN Jesus for salvation to CEASE from ALL the ceremonial works of the law of commandments contained in ORDINANCES which are a SHADOW pointing to Jesus as their TRUE SPIRITUAL REST for holiness and righteousness)

10.  For (Or for you see) he that IS (Already) entered into his rest, (Yahweh’s Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus SPIRITUAL REST to CEASE from the works of the ceremonial law FIRST) he also has CEASED from his own works, as God did from his. (You see, the Jews boasted in their OWN self righteousness shaking the FINGER at others. Please read the following prophecy in Isaiah 58:9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;)

11.  Let us labor, therefore, to ENTER INTO that rest, (The rest of ceasing from his own works of self righteousness to rest IN Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus for Holiness and righteousness) lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.”

 

Again, you do not ENTER INTO obeying the commandments but you do “enter into” THAT REST of the New Covenant by receiving the REST that Jesus gives through FAITH in him for righteousness and Holiness. So the rest that remains for the PEOPLE of God is the REMNANT of Jews who are alive at the coming of Jesus. The subject is about the Jews who are in UNBELIEF that Jesus is their Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus Sabbath REST. Our goal is so that they will be SAVED and found worthy to ENTER INTO the Seventh 1000 year long day of Yahweh’s REST as already being God's new creatures created in Jesus IN this present world. But we know that will NOT happen because God PROMISED that he would turn again a SECOND time. And that second time will be DURING ANOTHER DAY which is the world to come. It is then that the remnant of Jesus will be saved alive in their MORTAL bodies to be TAUGHT of the Lord IN the SEVENTH DAY as prophesied in Genesis 2:1-3 and in Isaiah 11:10-12.


Isaiah 11:10-12.


And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.

11. And it shall come to pass in that day, (Speaking of the world to come, the Sabbath of the LORD, or ANOTHER DAY) that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

12. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

 

Go back to verse four and we begin to understand why this quote from Genesis is included in Paul’s discourse. It is necessary to establish which works God did rest from. 

 

It makes no difference what kind of works that God Himself did rest from to understand the TRUE SOUND Biblical meaning of Hebrews 4:1-11. The only reason why the SDA Church focuses on the KIND of works that God did rest from is so that they will be able to tie Genesis 2:1-3 to PHYSICAL works. For you see, SDA Christians NEED this “interpretation” so that they can then tie the physical works of God with resting on the seventh day of the WEEK from physical works of Christians. But the verse simply says “AS” God did rest meaning an example to rest exactly as God CEASED from the works he DID, as in, the works He did in the PAST. And the Hebrew Jewish Christians had not CEASED from the works of the law of ceremonial commandments contained in ORDINANCES to ENTER into THAT TRUE rest in Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus Sabbath REST to cease from the works of the LAW. The law speaks of letter of the law as being to rest on a DAY. And that CARNAL resting on a DAY is a SHADOW pointing to resting in Jesus to CEASE from the works of the LETTER of the LAW to now keep the SPIRIT of the law. In other words, the keeping of the physical seventh DAY of the WEEK every week after week is a ceremonial commandment contained in ordinances that Jesus abolished and nailed to the cross. The ordinance is the LETTER of the law. Again, it is NOT the fourth commandment ITSELF that Jesus abolished, but rather, it is the ORDINANCES or the INSTRUCTIONS on HOW to keep the LETTER of the law under the Old Covenant written in the Old Testament. And NOW, under the New Covenant we ARE keeping the fourth commandment BY our FAITH IN Jesus as our TRUE Sabbath rest that the SIGN of the weekly DAY Sabbath pointed to so that we can ENTER INTO the New PERPETUAL COVENANT. FAITH is the keeping of the SPIRIT of the law of the CEREMONIAL commandments. And the fourth commandment IS a CEREMONIAL commandment TO Yahweh whereas the SIX MORAL commandments in the TEN Commandments are toward our fellow man.

 

God ceased from His physical work of creation on the seventh day, and we are admonished to cease from ours, as He did from His. He did not just enter into a spiritual rest on the seventh day or we might conclude that He was not at spiritual rest on the first six days. The fact is that God is always at spiritual rest. Neither did He have any works of sin or the flesh to cease from. He simply rested on the seventh day from His work of creation, and we are being told by Paul that the ones who truly have received the spiritual rest of salvation will ALSO cease from their physical works on the Sabbath, AS GOD DID FROM HIS.

 

And the “sabbatismos” in Hebrews 4:9 is referring to the Seventh 1000 year long Sabbath of Yahweh’s REST in the world to come that we are all LABORING to enter into by FIRST resting in Jesus to enter into the New PERPETUAL COVENANT to CEASE from any works of the ceremonial law of commandments contained in ORDINANCES. And the fourth commandment IS a CEREMONIAL law of commandment CONTAINING ordinances.

 

Don’t you see how this lends a tremendous new spiritual dimension to the keeping of the Sabbath? 

 

When I read in their argument the word NEW, then that causes me to wonder if using the perverted meaning of Hebrews 4:1-11 is a NEW argument used by the SDA Church. Now we have used the true sound Biblical meaning of Hebrew 4:1-11 for who knows how long the same as we have been using the true sound Biblical meaning of Colossians 2:14-17.

And when the SDA Church saw that it was losing members right and left because of the true sound Biblical meaning of Colossians 4:14-17 the SDA Church PERVERTED its true meaning by twisting it to fit their own preconceived belief that God gave the fourth commandment to Adam in the Garden of Eden or at creation week. I mean WHY call this SDA “interpretation” of Hebrew 4:1-11 a NEW spiritual dimension to the keeping of the Sabbath? For you see, from the context of THEIR argument, they are speaking of the WEEKLY Sabbath DAY and not Yahweh’s Sabbath day in the world to come.

 

It memorializes our personal salvation experience. It stands as a blessed weekly reminder of the continual rest from sin that we may have through Christ. No wonder the Sabbath “remains” for the people of God! Our Creator has made it a symbol of the sweetest spiritual blessings available to the human family.

 

I am not sure what the SDA Church means by CONTINUAL rest for sin means. The truth is we must LABOR to keep sin out of our life. Now, I do agree that God has MADE the keeping of the LETTER of the law to keep the seventh DAY of the week as a SYMBOL pointing to the enter into the literal physical Seventh 1000 year long DAY of Yahweh in the world to come to cease from all our PHYSICAL works in this present world.

 

Please read Revelation 14:13-16.

 

“And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, says the Spirit, that they may REST from their labors; and their works do follow them. (This will take place during the time of the great tribulation right before the coming of Jesus in the clouds)

14.  And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle

15.  And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in your sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. 

16.  And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.”

 

This is the rapture of the church which is when those IN Jesus Christ in this present world will enter into the Seventh 1000 year log day of Yahweh’s Sabbath REST. And THEN on THAT SABBATISMOS we faithful Christians will rest of all PHYSICAL labors of this present world and from all our labor to CEASE for doing any ceremonial works of the law that Jesus abolished and nailed to the cross. Let us move on to the last section of this SDA article.

 

WHAT DOES ISAIAH 53:13 TRULY MEAN? 

 

What does Isaiah 53:13 truly mean in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God when it is NOT taken out of its CONTEXT to try and prove that Christians MUST keep the weekly Sabbath DAY in order to please God.

 

We can understand why God did this when we pause to think how Sabbath-keeping parallels the salvation experience. What really makes something holy? 

 

Not WHAT, but WHO makes us Holy and that is Yahweh who is making us Holy by our FAITH IN Jesus for our Holiness.

 

In Isaiah 58:13 God calls the Sabbath “my holy day” and “a delight.” Listen! It is the presence of God in something which makes it holy. (Remember the burning bush?) God’s presence is in the Sabbath just as His presence is also manifest in the life of a genuine Christian. 

 

No one can dispute the TRUTH that there is Holiness when Yahweh is present. But do not twist the truth to make a lie. The Sabbath DAY being a Holy DAY is a SHADOW pointing to Jesus making us Holy and us making Jesus Holy in our eyes to honor him even as we honor Almighty God the Father. All Scripture testified of Jesus and the FOURTH commandment is FILLED with SHADOWS, figures, and types.

 

So why should not true Sabbath-keeping be made a memorial of true salvation in Christ?

It is no happenstance that the same Hebrew word, CHASID, is used in Isaiah 58:13 to describe the Sabbath (“my HOLY day”) and also in Leviticus 19:2 to describe God’s people (“Ye shall be HOLY”). He dwells in the Sabbath, (NO! God does NOT dwell in a DAY of the week. The reasons that Christians feel the PRESENCE of God in a church service is because Jesus promised that where two or three are gathered in his NAME than I am in their midst) and He dwells in His people as a sanctifying influence, hence both are called “holy.” This is why God made the Sabbath, from the beginning, a sign of sanctification. 

 

God MADE us Holy before He ever came to dwell in us. God will not dwell in an unclean temple. Now, the Holy Spirit does “influence” us when we are about to sin so that we will NOT sin.  And the Holy Spirit also “influences” us after we sin so that we will repent and confess our sins. God did give the keeping of the weekly Sabbath DAY for them to KNOW that it is Yahweh who SANCTIFIES them but God did NOT give the commandment of keeping  the weekly Sabbath in the beginning at creation week. That is one of the most perverted interpretations of the Scriptures made by the SDA Church as well as all seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping churches. And, also, God gave the fourth commandment to keep the weekly Sabbath DAY to the children of Israel as a SIGN for a PERPETUAL COVENANT. Not a perpetual COMMANDMENT but a sign pointing to the new PERPETUAL COVENANT in Jesus. No Jesus no SIGN of being IN the New PERPETUAL COVENANT established in the shed blood of Jesus

 

“Moreover also I gave them my (Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus) sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the Lord that sanctify them” (Ezekiel 20:12). The New International Version says, “so they would know that I the Lord made them holy.”

 Lest someone raise the stale argument that the Sabbath is only a sign of holiness for the Jews, let me hasten to add this inspired text: “if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:29). All born-again Christians are the true Israel today, and have been sanctified unto God. therefore, the Sabbath is for them.

 

NO! When we become a Christian there is no more Jew or Gentile, but rather, we are one people, a NEW CREATION created IN Jesus Christ by God. The teaching that we are grafted INTO Israel is a perverted FALSE teaching. Read that passage of Scripture again, it says that THEY, every single one of the children of Israel were cut off or broken off. Paul said that he needed to be grafted BACK in to the ROOT of the natural olive tree. So Christians are NOT grafted into the Old Covenant of the children of Israel, but rather, ONLY the Jews who BELIEVE and ONLY the Gentiles who BELIEVE are grafted into the ROOT of the natural olive tree. The root symbolizes God who gives life to His tree of life, His NEW creatures created IN Jesus Christ for Holiness and righteousness who are fed God’s eternal life from the root of His Olive tree.

 

Go ahead and read Romans 11:19-21.

 

“You will say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in. 

20.  Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, (Speaking of ALL the children of Israel because God CONCLUDED them ALL to be under sin, according to Romans 11:32 and Galatians 3:22) and You stand BY FAITH. Be not high minded, but fear: 

21.  For if God spared NOT the NATURAL branches, take heed lest he also spare not you.” 

 

This sign of sanctification has been reaffirmed in the New Testament by Paul’s dramatic statement in Hebrews 4:9, 10 that the keeping of the Sabbath remains for God’s people. Because we have entered into His spiritual rest of salvation (“Be ye holy”), he declares that we should ALSO rest from our works, “AS GOD DID FROM HIS” (“my holy day”). 

 

This is a TYPE, FIGURE, SHADOW, or example AS God rested from His works then so shall Christians rest IN the Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus Sabbath. Can you not see that the SPIRITUAL rest IN Jesus comes FIRST so that we may enter the Seventh 1000 year long day of Yahweh’s rest that remains in the world to come to literally REST from all our labors in this present world every day of the week.

 

Someone might suggest that after we enter into spiritual rest there would be no need to observe the memorial of it by keeping the Sabbath physically. But if that were true, we would have to also stop practicing water baptism. Immersion memorializes our death to the old man of sin. We experience that conversion BEFORE entering the water to be baptized. If the physical observance is unnecessary just because we have had the spiritual symbolism fulfilled in us, then we should abandon the physical custom.

 

This is what is called a straw man argument to divert from the real issue of Christians NOT being obligated to keep the “LETTER” of the law because we ARE keeping the TRUE SPIRIT of the fourth commandment as Jesus being our TRUE Sabbath REST. Water baptism is an ordinance under the New Covenant and it is not required to receive eternal life like the obedience to all the MORAL commandments in the TEN Commandments that are clearly taught all through the New Testament.

Can you not see that it is NOT the weekly Sabbath DAY that is the MEMORIAL? But rather, the memorial of WHY the weekly Sabbath DAY was given in the first place is to remember that Yahweh is your DELIVERER. Please read the following verses of Scripture with the understanding that Jesus came in the NAME of the LORD or in the NAME of Yahweh. Jesus was given a NEW NAME after the cross that is higher than every other NAME. And the only name that I know that is HIGHER than every other NAME is the name Yahweh, the name of Almighty God that He GAVE to His Son, Jesus after the cross. And every knee will BOW or every knee will BEND and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord TO the GLORY OF Almighty God the Father, according to the prophecies and Philippians 2:8-11.

 

Psalm 135:13.  

 

“Your name, O LORD, endures for ever; and Your memorial, O LORD, throughout all generations.”

 

Exodus 34:5.  

 

“And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.”

 

Hosea 12:5.  

 

Even the LORD, God of hosts; the LORD is His memorial.”

 

Exodus 20:7,8. 

 

“You shall not take the (H853 Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus) NAME of the LORD your God in VAIN; for the LORD will not hold (H853 Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus) him (Meaning those who BELIEVE in the name of Jesus to be saved, Yahweh will not hold us innocent or) guiltless that takes (H853 Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus) his NAME in VAIN. (And Paul clearly teaches us that doing the works of the law contained in ordinances IS receiving salvation in Jesus IN VAIN)

8.  Remember the (H853 Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus) sabbath day, to keep it (Literally reads make to you him, Jesus) holy.

 

Exodus 12:13,14.

 

“And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the (H853 Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus) blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. 

14.  And this day  shall be unto you for a MEMORIAL; and you shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; (The LITERAL translation reads “and he becomes the day for you to memorial or for you to remember (H853 Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus) him for a celebration to Yahweh)  you shall keep it a feast (Or you shall celebrate him) by an ordinance for ever.” 

 

Which ordinance? Is it the OLD ordinance under the Old Covenant to celebrate a DAY of the year on the feast of Passover esteem an IT, speaking of a physical DAY above every other DAY? Or is the old ordinance under the Old Covenant a SHADOW pointing to the NEW ordinance of celebrating Jesus BY our FAITH in Jesus AS our TRUE Passover Lamb to enter into the New PERPETUAL COVENANT establish in the (H853 Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus) BLOOD? How can you not see that ALL the Sabbath DAYS, including the weekly Sabbath DAY, were SHADOWS pointing to Jesus? There was the OLD carnal physical way to remember the Sabbath REST which was by the KEEPING of the physical Sabbath DAYS. And NOW, under the New Covenant there is a NEW way to keep in MEMORY the TRUE MEANING for why ALL of those Sabbath DAYS were given in the first place. And that new ordinance is our FAITH IN Jesus as our CIRCUMCISION, as our Passover Lamb, AND as our TRUE Sabbath REST.

 

Further, we would have to renounce the practice of celebrating the Lord’s Supper. It also memorializes an experience of the heart in receiving the sacrifice of our Lord by faith. But should we give up the physical observance of the communion just because we have already entered into the spiritual joy of what it represents? Of course not! Then why should anyone suggest that the Sabbath not be observed physically just because it is used as a memorial of union with Christ?

 

Again, the keeping of DAYS are under the Old Covenant as SHADOWS pointing to Jesus and the New PERPETUAL COVENANT established in his (H853 Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus) BLOOD. And all the other ordinances are NEW ordinances under the New Covenant written in the New Testament. Also, it is because Jesus NAILED the ORDINANCES in the handwriting of Moses contained in the weekly Sabbath DAY to the cross so we would keep him as being our HOLINESS.

 

Paul says that it REMAINS (NOT it remains, but rather, THERE remains ANOTHER DAY) as a Sabbath rest for the people of God. In their (Sarcastically speaking of the NOW Sabbath-keeping so-called heathen sinning Christians) monumental Commentary On the Whole Bible, Jamieson, Fausset and Brown make this comment on Hebrews 4:9, “This verse indirectly establishes the obligation of the Sabbath still” (page 449). It is most interesting that these Sunday-keeping theological scholars, with the highest of linguistic credentials, make such a statement. Yet the relationship of the spiritual rest of salvation and the physical Sabbath-keeping is undeniable in the context.

 

Yes, but the PHYSICAL keeping is referring to ANOTHER DAY in the future which is the Seventh 1000 long day of Yahweh’s Sabbath REST while Jesus rules FOR Yahweh in the NAME OF Yahweh as the Lord of the SABBATH OF Yahweh in the world to come.

 

So how can we summarize our discoveries about the two laws? (Again, there is only ONE law and that is God’s law which includes the Law of Moses that God commanded him to write down in a book) Surely it has been established that the Ten Commandments were in a different category than the temporary mosaic law of ordinances. That moral code, encased in the ark of testimony, like the rest of the wilderness sanctuary, was a copy of the true pattern in heaven. 

 

The MORAL code of Yahweh has undoubtedly existed from all eternity long before God ever created Adam. How else could Lucifer have sinned? But NONE of the ceremonial commandments existed for mankind until the TEN Commandments were given to the children of Israel after God delivered them out of BONDAGE in the land of Egypt. And the FOURTH commandment IS a CEREMONIAL service TO God unlike the SIX MORAL commandments in the TEN Commandments being toward our fellow man.

 

So we affirm that it not only was repeated and reinforced in the New Testament but was identified in John’s vision beneath the mercy seat in the heavenly sanctuary, from which Christ ministers His own blood for the transgression of that holy law. From that foundational position, it continues to be the basis for Christ’s intercessory ministry for us in the throne room of heaven. Therefore, it is established as the most unmovable and unchangeable of all God’s decrees.

 

And the Apostle Paul teaches us that we should not ESTEEM a DAY above any other day. Christians are NOT transgressing the FOURTH commandment by NOT keeping a DAY as a day of REST because we who know the TRUTH understand that we ARE keeping the SPIRIT and the TRUTH of the fourth commandment BY our FAITH IN Jesus as our TRUE Sabbath REST for Holiness. For you see, RESTING IN Jesus for our holiness and righteousness is the only way that we are assured that we will enter into ANOTHER DAY to rest from all our PHYSICAL labor in this present world.

I have shown my readers and seekers of the TRUTH how the SDA Church has taken verses of Scripture OUT of their context in all six parts of this series of studies covering the SDA Church question, “IS THE WEEKLY SABBATH DAY BINDING?” And if you have not read parts 1-5 please read the studies called part 1 of “IS THE WEEKLY SABBATH DAY BINDING?”  To read part 2 click on “IS THE WEEKLY SABBATH BINDING? Part 2”, and to read part 3 please click on the study “HOW CAN THE WEEKLY SABBATH BE AGAINST US?” And Part 4 is called “WERE THE TEN COMMANDMENTS GIVEN TO ADAM?” And to read part 5 please click on the study called “IS THE WEEKLY SABBATH DAY A SHADOW?”  Plus you can also find the links to all the Bibles studies that I have written on the subject of the weekly Sabbath DAY under the heading >>>WHAT IS THE TRUE SABBATH?<<< 

And now it is up to you decide how you yourself choose to believe. As for me, I am going with what the Apostle Paul says and I will not frustrate the GRACE of Almighty God to keep what I KNOW that Jesus abolished and nailed to the cross, according to Ephesians 2:15 and Colossians 2:14-17. Now, if you want to try and explain those verses of Scripture away so that you can ESTEEM the seventh day of the WEEK above every other day of the week then that is between you and God. Paul said work out your OWN salvation with God with FEAR and TREMBLING and Paul was talking to the Jewish Christians who were subverting and compelling the Gentile Christians to keep the Law of Moses.

Now, if you are still on the fence so to speak and you would like to keep on searching the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God then please read all the studies under the heading >>>WHAT IS THE TRUE SABBATH?<<<

Also, below are the definitions of all the words translated as REST and CEASED in the King James Version. Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you CONTINUE to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.


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Hebrews 4:1 REST (G2663) katapausis

Hebrews 4:3a REST (G2663) katapausis

Hebrews 4:3b REST (G2663) katapausis

Hebrews 4:4 REST (G2664) katapauō

Hebrews 4:5 REST (G2663) katapausis

Hebrews 4:8 REST (G2664) katapauō 

Hebrews 4:9 REST (G4520) sabbatismos

Hebrews 4:10 REST (G2663) katapausis

Hebrews 4:10 CEASED (G2664) katapauō

Hebrews 4:11 REST (G2663) katapausis


G2663

κατάπαυσις

katapausis

kat-ap'-ow-sis

From G2664; reposing down, that is, (by Hebraism) abode: - rest.

Total KJV occurrences: 9


G2664

καταπαύω

katapauō

kat-ap-ow'-o

From G2596 and G3973; to settle down, that is, (literally) to colonize, or (figuratively) to (cause to) desist: - cease (give) rest (-rain).

Total KJV occurrences: 4


G4520

σαββατισμός

sabbatismos

sab-bat-is-mos'

From a derivative of G4521; a “sabbatism”, that is, (figuratively) the repose of Christianity (as a type of heaven): - rest.

Total KJV occurrences: 1


Or ANOTHER DAY, according to the CONTEXT of Hebrews 4:1-11. The phrase “ANOTHER DAY” is only found two times in the Bible. So pause and think on the hidden prophecies of Jesus being crowned as the King of kings and the Lord of lords to rule over the whole earth ANOTHER DAY in the world to come, the Seventh 1000 year long DAY of the LORD. Let us read Hebrews 4:8,9 TOGETHER so you can clearly see that the rest remains for ANOTHER DAY for the children of Israel.


Hebrews 4:7,9.


“For if Jesus had given them (The children of Israel) rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of ANOTHER DAY. (Speaking of the world to come which is when the REMNANT of Jews who are alive at the coming of Jesus will be TAUGHT to REST in Jesus as their Lord and Savior. And then at the END of the Seventh day Sabbath of Yahweh the Jews who BELIEVE and rest in Jesus for Holiness will live DURING the 1000 years of ANOTHER DAY will receive eternal life as well)

9.  There remains, therefore, a rest to the people of God.”


Now let us read the passage of Scripture in 2 Samuel 18:18-29 where the phase ANOTHER DAY is found in connection to NOT  bear tidings THIS day but ANOTHER DAY bear tidings.


2 Samuel 18:18-20.


“Now Absalom (Which means father of PEACE and Jesus is now the PRINCE of PEACE not yet ruling as King) in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself a pillar, (Speaking of us who overcome by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of our testimony, according to Revelation 3:12) which is in the king's dale: (Or vale) for he said, I have no son to keep my name in remembrance: (And Jesus had no physical children) and he called the PILLAR after his own name: and it is called unto this day, Absalom's place (Or the place of the father of PEACE. The word father is another way to say the AUTHOR of PEACE)

19.  Then said Ahimaaz (The ANGRY) the son of Zadok, (The JUST or make self just) Let me now run, and bear the king tidings, (Or let me the ANGRY run NOW and ANNOUNCE the good news of the Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus king) how that the LORD has avenged him (The AUTHOR of PEACE) of his enemies. 

20.  And Joab (Yahweh fathered or the fathered of or because of Yahweh the author of PEACE was born) said unto him, You shall NOT bear tidings this day, but you (The ANGRY for two thousand years the son of the self righteous) shall bear tidings ANOTHER DAY: but this day you shall bear no tidings, because the king's son is dead.” 


In other words, the ANGRY will be the REMNANT of the children of  Israel whose fathers CAUSED the Eternal King’s human, Son Jesus, to be put to death showing that they REJECTED Yahweh’s Aleph Tav Jesus as the Messiah. Jesus told the unbelieving Jesus that they would see the Son of Man coming in clouds of glory and that they would weep and mourn because they would see the publicans and the harlots, speaking of the gentile Christians, enter the kingdom BEFORE them. So basically, Yahweh, the Father or the maker of Jesus to be made Lord and given the NAME Yahweh will say to the REMNANT of Jews at His Son’s coming after the rapture of the church has just been completed, it is TOO LATE this day for you my people, the remnant of the children of Israel, to receive eternal life and rule WITH my Son whom I have made King and Lord of my Sabbath. But ANOTHER DAY, the THIRD day in prophecy, you shall ANNOUNCE the good news that he is your King.  

These are some notes for future  studies but I decide to leave them to give you a glimpse at just how MUCH hidden prophecies and SHADOWS there are in the Scriptures. It is beyond me how anyone can say the the weekly Sabbath day is NOT  a SHADOW and THEREFORE  the word Sabbaths in Colossians 2:16 can NOT possibly be the WEEKLY Sabbath days.