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The Journey's Rest
"11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 11:14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. 11:15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. 11:16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city [see The City To Come]" (Hebrews 11:13-16 KJV)
"Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it"
Growing In The Grace And Knowledge toward that salvation is a journey, an exodus, a coming out (the actual Biblical word for "church" literally means called out ones - see What Is The Church?) of the ways of the carnal world and living toward true life (listen to the Sermons First Day of Unleavened Bread: Beginning The Journey To Salvation and Seventh Day of Unleavened Bread: The Road To Life from our Sermons page) - a journey in which we are warned not "to come short of it."
"4:1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. 4:2 For unto us was the gospel [see The Gospel of The Kingdom of God] preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. 4:3 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.
Fact Finder: (a) Which of God's Commandments specifically commands work, so that we have something to rest from when the day of rest comes? (b) What is the practical purpose, and at the same time, the symbolism, of that?