“4 Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. 2 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. 3 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,’ ”
although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4 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”; 5 and again in this place: “They shall not enter My rest.”
6 Since therefore it remains that some must enter it, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter because of disobedience, 7 again He designates a certain day, saying in David, “Today,” after such a long time, as it has been said:
“Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts.”
8 For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day. 9 There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. 10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.
The Word Discovers Our Condition
11 Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. 12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account,” Hebrews 4:1-13 NKJV)
If you enter the LORD’s rest, His Voice will be easier to understand.
If you truly want to hear the LORD’s Voice, then we must be diligent to be obedient, and be diligent to enter that rest.
Today if you WILL hear His Voice, do not harden your hearts.
For you are called into His rest, and the Word That is Sent is going to be discerning of your thoughts and the intents of your heart.
He is the LORD Who Sees and the God Who Knows.
Faith therefore, comes by hearing, and hearing. Rhema, comes by the Word Of God.
The Word that the LORD sends is life giving, for Jesus said that the His Word is Spirit, and the Spirit is life.
What is the Word of God, then, doing to your faith?
Since it is sharper than any two edged sword, it is giving you the assurance of things hoped for.
It is showing you the evidence of things not seen. It is revealing to you that without this faith, it will be impossible to please him.
But of great importance, it is also showing you that God is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Therefore be diligent to enter that rest. Then you will hear His Voice with greater clarity. and greater understanding.
~ Thomas Downes
Thomas Downes. Walking with the LORD for over 40 years, Thomas runs “The Voice of the Writer” a Prophetic Ministry. His purpose is to present the Word of God and the Love of God with the prophetic heart; the heart that desires to hear the Voice of the LORD, and present His Word for the encouragement of others.