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,’

This is God's promise that all believers will enter into His rest.

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.”
 
Surprisingly, this promised rest is the same as God's day of rest on the seventh day of Creation and only after He has completed all His works.

The 7th Day of Creation's Rest

Gen 2:2  And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.
 
The Hebrew language has no vowel and without tense, and it is up to the reader to decide the tense. Since His final creation will be the new heaven and new earth, then God has not taken His rest yet, and we are still living in His 6th Day of Creation. God will only rest after all His works are completed, on the 7th Day.

The seventh day rest
  • After 6 days of work, man must rest on the 7th day
  • After 6 years of planting, the land must rest on the 7th year.
  • After 6000 years, man will rest at the Millennium Rule of Jesus.
  • So after 6 Days of Creation and works, God will rest on the 7th Day.
God could not have rested then
  • After creating Adam and Eve there was no record of God resting.
  • Satan is still creating havoc in heaven and on earth.
  • His present creation is temporal and imperfect - needing perfection.
  • All these 6000 years God is still working- changing and saving men.
  • The salvation of mankind by our Lord Jesus was not fulfilled then.
  • The new Heaven and new Earth have not been created yet.
How long is a Creation Day

Gen 1:27-28  So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

On the 6th Day, after creating the living things on earth, God then created humans and ordered them to multiply and have dominion over all living things on earth. This is now possible with advance technology. History of mankind is now 6000 years, so the creation of living things on the 6th Day could be 1 million or 1 billion years before man.

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. With Satan and followers removed, God can finally rest in harmony, peace and joy with the bride of the Lamb.

Brethren, science is the discovery of the mysteries of God and therefore cannot contradict with His words. Wicked scientists modify God's laws, dynamics and systems to produce GM products (plants, animals and human-hybrid). Evolution and Big Bang concepts are not science but hypotheses of man.