Hebrews Series on the New Covenant
Topic 4: Enter His Rest
By Apostle Aje Pelser
Hebrews 3:7- Hebrews 4:13 How to enter God’s rest.
See also Jesus’ Words:
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."
Matthew 11:28 -30
“One needs diligence to enter the Divine rest of the New Covenant.”
Here are some pointers on the pathway to Rest:
· Hear His Voice
· Don’t harden your hearts (through the deceitfulness of sin)
· Deal with rebellion – know it is as witchcraft; 1 Sam 15:23
· Know His ways
· Turn your heart to God
· Remove unbelief in your heart
· Replace it with faith – it comes by hearing and hearing the preached Word by the Sent ones of God.
· Exhort one another daily.
G3870 Thayer’s Greek Definition includes: “To instruct; teach; call to one side and encourage.” This is also a facet of the prophetic gift. Which is described as “a summons, and a powerful hortatory discourse”. Strong’s 3874parakle¯sis but 387 is the word for the Holy Spirit “Comforter” used in John 16:7, G3875 parakle¯tos Thayer Definition:1) summoned, called to one’s side, especially called to one’s aid1a) one who pleads another’s cause before a judge, a pleader, counsel for defense, legal assistant, an advocate1b) one who pleads another’s cause with one, an intercessor1b1) of Christ in his exaltation at God’s right hand, pleading with God the Father for the pardon of our sins1c) in the widest sense, a helper, succourer (Oxford Dict. “succour”Includes the idea of reinforcemets.), aider, assistant