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Sunrise on Temple Mount in Jerusalem; Back to Previous Devotion

December 7 - Morning

"Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest
still stands, let us be careful that none of you be
found to have fallen short of it...Let us, therefore,
make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one
will perish by following their example of disobedience.
 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to
dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges
the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

- Hebrews 4:1, 11-12

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Spiritual Growth: The Place of Rest and Inheritance    

Believers in Jesus have an assurance of eternal salvation (Romans 10:9-10; John 3:15-16), the promise of possessing eternal life (1 John 5:13) and the guarantee that they will be raised up in the last days (John 6:39-40).  This salvation is a gift of God and does not involve human work, but is by faith (Ephesians 2:8-9).

The writer of the book of Hebrews is addressing believers and encouraging them, even warning them, to pursue growth in their salvation. Continuing in this spiritual growth, or progressing in their faith, is called “the rest.” It is compared to Israel entering the Promised Land. The Israelite’s deliverance, provisions and covenant had occurred in Egypt and the in the wilderness. But, they still did not possess the Promised Land. The Land was the place of rest. The Land was the place of production. The Land was the place of blessing and inheritance. Possessing the Land was the reason Israel had been delivered from the bondage of Egypt.

Likewise, the writer of the Book of Hebrews knows he is talking to believers, but they are believers who have figuratively turned around before they had crossed the Jordan River into the Promised Land. Instead, these believers had turned around to head back into the wilderness. The writer says to the Jewish believers who had turned away from the New Testament revelation and, so, had rejected their spiritual inheritance of growth and production:

  1. “The promise of entering his rest still stands.”
  2. “Be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it.”
  3. “Make every effort to enter that rest.”

The “word of God” (a reference to the written revelation of Scripture) is still alive and can actively lead you into this promised rest today. But, this same “word of God” is the judge concerning your direction either into the promised “rest” or away from the “rest.” It is not like natural words of motivation or a good sermon that can effect you emotionally. The “word of God is living and active.” It is not like a natural sword that can pierce your flesh and divide your physical organs. The “word of God” is much more and can divide “soul and spirit, joints and marrow.” The “word of God” judges your thoughts and attitudes concerning your drive for spiritual growth and the conquest of your inheritance as a believer. You may simply be playing church and religion, or you may be advancing spiritually, pursuing the rest and seizing your inheritance as a believer in Jesus Christ. Rejection of the “word of God” is a symptom of unbelief. Most likely if you are rejecting the study and teaching of the Word of God, you are also refusing to cross the Jordan to enter this spiritual rest. You are instead heading back into the wilderness of dead works and using the philosophical applications of religious virtues inspired by human viewpoint and human efforts as an imitation.

  Christian Quote from Church History

"Most ministries in our church have not begun with a bright idea in a pastors' meeting.  We usually don't say, "Let's start a street outreach," and then go recruit laypeople to staff it.  We have learned over the years to let God birth something in people who are spiritually sensitive, who begin to pray and feel a calling.  Then they come to us.  "We want to start such-and -such," they say- and the ministry gets going and lasts.  Discouragement, complications, and other attacks by the enemy don't wash it out."
- Jim Cymbala


Something to Ponder??
The star of Bethlehem could have been several things,
but in 5 BC the Chinese astronomers record that
they observed a supernova
for more than two months. Also, in 7 BC Jupitier and Saturn alligned three
different times in the constellation Pisces:
May 29, Sept. 29, Dec. 5.
Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information


Musar (Hb) - Instruction (Eng) - the Hebrew word musar is used 50 times in the Old Testament
(30 of those are in Proverbs). It is translated "instruction" 20 times and "discipline 18 times.
Musar is formed from the root of yasar which means
"to discipline," "admonish," "instruct" or "chasten."


In the Museums of Berlin there is an Egyptian literary text among the 15,000 papyri, parchments, ostracons, etc. called "The Story of Sinuhe" from the 1900's BC. In this document we find the earliest description of Canaan, or the land of Israel. The writer Sinuhe says:

"Figs were in it, and grapes. It had more wine than water. Plentiful was its honey, abundant its olives. Every kind of fruit was on its trees. Barley was there and emmer. There was no limit to any kind of cattle."

This sounds like Moses' description of Canaan in Exodus 3:8 and
Numbers 13:21-27

Confession to Action   Facts and Information
Am I content to be saved and going to heaven, or do I want to enter the "rest" spiritually and take possession of the inheritance or the service to which the Lord has called me to here in time?   "He who seeks good finds goodwill, but evil comes to
him who searches for it."
- Proverbs 11:27
Read the Bible in a Year; Bible Reading Program
Read one chapter each day to read through the narrative portion (or, the story line) of the whole Bible Genesis-Acts in one year. Read the General Text of the Bible Read the Complete Text of the Bible in a Year
Acts 11 Jude Acts 20:1-3; Romans 1
Prayer for Today
Personal Prayer Church Prayer Item National Prayer Concerns World Prayer Concerns
Physical strength Outreach Local Economy United States of
Photo of Jerusalem; Pictures of Israel Bible Map and Diagram
Robinson's Arch, Jerusalem
This is a model of the ramp built by the Romans to capture Masada in 72 AD. Notice the rock wall that was built by the Romans to encircle Masada to prevent Jews from escaping. Also, see the wall built to encircled the location of one of their Roman military camps. (More Masada
(click on image for larger size)

Nehemiah's Wall in Jerusalem 445 BC
Details showing the location of Calvary and Jesus' tomb
inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
(click on image for larger size)
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