Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Day Of God's Rest (MA50)

Heb 4:1-3 Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it. For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said: "So I swore in My wrath, 'They shall not enter My rest,'

God promised that only true believers (all those who walk out their faith) in Him and His words will enter into His final rest. Surprisingly, this promised rest is the same as God's sabbath-rest on the seventh day of Creation (only after He has completed all His works).

Heb 4:4-5 For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: "And God rested on the seventh day from all His works"; and again in this place: "They shall not enter My rest."

Since the Hebrew language has no vowel and without tense, Genesis 2:2 can be rewritten in the future tense, as follows

Gen 2:2 And on the seventh day God (will) end His work which He (will) do, and He (will) rest on the seventh day from all His work which He (will) do.

So God will only take His sabbath-rest of Creation after He has completed His creation, the final being the new Heaven and new Earth.

Creation on the 6th Day

Gen 1:28 And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

On the 5th Day, God created the sea creatures and birds. An the beginning of the 6th Day, God created the land creatures (animals, creeping things, etc.) and then man. He is still creating the spirits of man for each unborn baby and He is still working (transforming obedient Christians into His image). His final creation will be the new Heaven and new Earth.
How long is One Creation Day

History of Animal- ? 100million yrs.
History of man - 6,000 years.
Creation of new Heaven & Earth - ?

To an eternal God where time stands still, a billion years is just the twinkling of the eye. So a Creation Day can be a 100 million years, which is in agreement with science.

Note: Science is the discovery of only a tiny part of the mysteries in His creation. 'Evolution' and 'Big Bang' are not science but hypotheses.

7th Day of Creation's Rest

After God has cast Satan and all his followers into the eternal Lake of fire, and has created the new Heaven and new Earth, He will then rest, which will begin with the joyful marriage of the bride of the Lamb.

Rev 21:2-3 Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.

The new glorious Jerusalem housing the bride of the Lamb will descend from heaven to the new Earth where God with His new bride will dwell with men forever.

Rev 21:9b-10 "Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb's wife." And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God.

Rev 22:12-13 "And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last."