THE INHERITANCE REST
(Transcribed Message)

Sunday Morning:  July 8, 2001

Text: Hebrews 3:7-13  "Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, 8. Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: 9. When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years. 10. Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways. 11. So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.) 12. Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. 13. But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin."

WRITTEN FOR OUR LEARNING

Romans 15:4  "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope."

EXODUS TO DEUTERONOMY

1 Corinthians 10:1-2  "Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 2. And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;"

PURPOSE

1 Corinthians 10:11  "Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world [ages] are come."

ADMONITION

Hebrews 3:7-8  "Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye (brethren, v. 12) will hear his voice, 8. Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:”

 

WARNING TO BRETHREN

Hebrews 3:12  "Take heed [present active imperative], brethren (2:11,13 children), lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief [no faith, lack of confidence, stop pleasing God], in departing from the living God."

HIGH PRIEST

Hebrews 3:1  "Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;"

GREAT HIGH PRIEST

Hebrews 4:14  "Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession."

HIGH PRIEST OF GOOD THINGS

Hebrews 9:11  “But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;”

THE GOOD THINGS

Hebrews 9:15  "And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise (rest, 4:1) of eternal [agelasting] inheritance

THE REST

Hebrews 4:1  "Let us (brethren) therefore fear, lest, a [the] promise [agelasting inheritance, 9:15] being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short [lack, Mark 10:21] of it."

COME SHORT

Hebrews 12:15-17  "Looking diligently lest any man fail [come short] of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; 16. Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. 17. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears."

ENTER THE KINGDOM

Hebrews 4:3-5  "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. 4. 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. 5. And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest."

MYSTERIES OF THE KINGDOM

Matthew 13:35  "That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world."

INHERIT THE KINGDOM

Matthew 25:34  "Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:"