So let's walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Found 11 results. ALFORD translates, "He that entered into his (or else God's, but rather 'his'; Isaiah 11:10 , 'His rest': 'the joy of the Lord,' Matthew 25:21 Matthew 25:23 ) rest (namely, Jesus, our Forerunner, Hebrews 4:14 , 6:20 , 'The Son of God that is passed through the heavens': in contrast to Joshua the type, who did not bring God's people into the heavenly rest), he himself (emphatical) rested from his works ( Hebrews 4:4 ), as God (did) from His own" (so the Greek, "works"). 6. Good for you though for looking out and questioning- I’m a total conspiracy nut and I know that we’ll have to start be VERY vigilant about the ‘changes’ made to the WORD in the future. Let us approach therefore with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and find grace for seasonable help. For--justifying and explaining the word "rest," or "Sabbatism," he that is entered--whosoever once enters. 9. therefore--because God "speaks of another day" remaineth--still to be realized hereafter by the "some (who) must enter therein" ( Hebrews 4:6 ), that is, "the people of God," the true Israel who shall enter into God's rest ("My rest," Hebrews 4:3 ). BENGEL and OWEN take it, Lest there should be any semblance or appearance of falling short. THEREFORE, there must be meant a rest still future, namely, that which "remaineth for the people of God" in heaven, Hebrews 4:3-9 , when they shall rest from their works, as God did from His, Hebrews 4:10 . Hebrews 4:16 (ESV) Some of it bothers me. When we approach the throne of grace because Christ is our high priest (I guess, in essence the guy that ‘represents’ us to God) we can approach with confidence because we know we’ll get grace- we know that Christ will say on our behalf, “Seriously God- been there done that and it IS difficult to resist” (or whatever hehe). Hebrews 4:16 (MSG) Hebrews 4:16 (ASV) While I no longer see Hebrews 4:8-10 as a proof text for the Sabbath, the message of Hebrews 4 has become laden with a deeper meaning for the seventh-day Sabbath. Hebrews 4:16 (CEB) Compare Aaron, the type, bearing the names of the twelve tribes in the breastplate of judgment on his heart, when he entered into the holy place, for a memorial before the Lord continually ( Exodus 28:29 ). . Finally, let's draw near to the throne of favor with confidence so that we can receive mercy and find grace when we need help. Charles finishes his time with us in our 3rd gathering coming from Hebrews 4:14-16 expounding on why we should stick with Jesus, no matter what. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Greek Scripture. It is the rest they shall obtain when the Lord Jesus shall appear from heaven. which marks the latter to be subordinate). Hebrews 4:16. Hebrews 4:16 (NLT) Hebrews 4:16 (CJB) . Jesus--the antitypical Joshua ( Hebrews 4:8 ). Hebrews 4:16 (NRSA) Compare as to God's creation rest, once for all completed, and rested from. Or, in ALFORD'S translation of Hebrews 4:10 , "That rest into which Christ has entered before" ( Hebrews 4:14 , Hebrews 6:20 ). When I think of repentance, I think of brokenness, of regret, remorse; Not BOLD, Courageous, without hesitation, or daring. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. The work and subsequent rest of God are the archetype to which we should be conformed. My church makes these bookmarks every month that have each day’s reading on it. The word heard being the food which, as the bread of life, must pass into flesh and blood through man's appropriating it to himself in faith. This makes Him our perfect example (Hebrews 2:10), and our perfect sacrifice (Hebrews 2:14). Let us, then, feel very sure that we can come before God's throne where there is grace. Mercy especially refers to the remission and removal of sins; grace, to the saving bestowal of spiritual gifts [ESTIUS]. ÏÎ¯Î± ÏÎ¹Î»Î¯Î±Ï ÏÏ Î³Î³ÎµÎ½ÎÏ, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. The Word's dividing and far penetrating power has both a punitive and a healing effect. At Hebrews 4:11 he again, as in Hebrews 3:12-19 already, takes up faith as the indispensable qualification for entering it. If he looks back he needs mercy for the past, every day he needs mercy; and when he looks forward to eternity he needs mercy still. 10:19). Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Still the word of God (the same as that preached, Hebrews 4:2 ), used here in the broadest sense, but with special reference to its judicial power, INCLUDES the Word of God, the sword of the Spirit with double edge, one edge for convicting and converting some ( Hebrews 4:2 ), and the other for condemning and destroying the unbelieving ( Hebrews 4:14 ). Our highest happiness shall, according to this verse, consist in our being united in one with God, and moulded into conformity with Him as our archetype [CALVIN]. It is faith that clears the way to the mercy seat. In time there are many Sabbaths, but then there shall be the enjoyment and keeping of a Sabbath-rest: one perfect and eternal. Though "great" ( Hebrews 4:14 ), He is not above caring for us; nay, as being in all points one with us as to manhood, sin only excepted, He sympathizes with us in every temptation. Not that He has ceased to carry on the work of redemption, nay, He upholds it by His mediation; but He has ceased from those portions of the work which constitute the foundation; the sacrifice has been once for all accomplished. . Take the mercy, accept the help. Thus, throughout His temptations in their origin, process, and result, sin had nothing in Him; He was apart and separate from it [ALFORD]. Let us therefore draw near with boldness unto the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace to help us in time of need. Verses 11-16 Observe the end proposed: rest spiritual and eternal; the rest of grace here, and glory hereafter; in Christ on earth, with Christ in heaven. About how it seemed everything was up for interpretation. Then we will receive mercy. Therefore let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our times of need. Justin Paslay Wednesday May 28, 2014 (37:11), Scripture: What does this verse really mean? there we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” Hebrews 4:16 (YLT) Contrast Job's complaint ( Job 23:3-8 ) and Elihu's "IF," &c. ( Job 33:23-28 ). ALFORD'S interpretation is clumsy, by which he makes the soul itself, and the spirit itself, to be divided, instead of the soul from the spirit: so also he makes not only the joints to be divided asunder, but the marrow also to be divided (?). Explanations or references: References from Swedenborg's drafts, indexes & diaries: Scriptural Confirmations 2, 6. Hebrews 4:16. Necessitating courage and daring; challenging We will find grace to help us when we need it. The Jews call the future rest "the day which is all Sabbath. Either to Christ, who is before spoken of as an high priest, and who was typified by the mercy seat, to which there seems to be an allusion; and coming to him as a priest upon his throne is very proper: to him saints come for pardon and cleansing, and for a justifying righteousness, for the acceptance of their persons, and the presentation of their services, and for every supply of grace; and … a rest--Greek, "Sabbatism." Let us have confidence, then, and approach God's throne, where there is grace. 12. But those who do not believe, shall never enter into this spiritual rest, either of grace here or glory hereafter. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. So "hear" is used for "obey" in the context, Hebrews 4:7 , "To-day, if ye will hear His voice." In sympathy He adapts himself to each, as if He had not merely taken on Him man's nature in general, but also the peculiar nature of that single individual. AS the Greek for "thoughts" refers to the mind and feelings, so that for "intents," or rather "mental conceptions," refers to the intellect. It is a hard thing to labour to enter into rest. I recently bought a new bible so as to read everything fresh, without all the notes and underlines and pages falling out of my other ones. two-edged--sharpened at both edge and back. The word "seem" is a mitigating mode of expression, though not lessening the reality. fear--not with slavish terror, but godly "fear and trembling" ( Philippians 2:12 ). There we will receive mercy and find grace to help us just when we need it. powerful--Greek, "energetic"; not only living, but energetically efficacious. It is, indeed, a step in that direction, but it is not a property of justification to bestow salvation. Let us approach therefore with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and find grace for seasonable help. the throne of grace. God has always declared man's rest to be in him, and his love to be the only real happiness of the soul; and faith in his promises, through his Son, to be the only way of entering that rest. So let us boldly approach the throne of grace. Since so many have fallen, we have cause to fear ( Hebrews 3:17-19 ).