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..In repentance and rest...

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by least in the kingdom, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. ..In repentance and rest...

    Isaiah 30:15

    Isaiah 30:15 Bible Commentary

    9That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:

    10Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: 11Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.
  2. Thanks Mike for that commentary.

    Yes we will never have the happiness that the world claims for that is just for a season . True joy comes from the Lord and knowing Him .

    The jews of that day did not want to put their trust in God . We know so much more now than they did millions of years ago and still people do not want to put their trust in God.

  3. Sadly even today many do not enter His rest because of unbelief.

    Heb 3:10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do always err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
    Heb 3:11 So I swore in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)
    Heb 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
    Heb 3:13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
    Heb 3:14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end;
    Heb 3:15 While it is said, Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
    Heb 3:16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
    Heb 3:17 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcasses fell in the wilderness?
    Heb 3:18 And to whom swore he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?
    Heb 3:19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

    Heb 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.
    Heb 4:2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
    Heb 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.

    We are called not only to understand the Word of God but to live it out with each step taken in faith and dependence on God.:)
  4. He said, "The time is now! The kingdom of God is near!

    Repent and believe the gospel!"
    Mark 1:15

    Matthew 11:6
    Psalm 89:15

    By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward. By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing Him who is unseen. By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that he who destroyed the firstborn would not touch them. By faith they passed through the Red Sea as though they were passing through dry land; and the Egyptians, when they attempted it, were drowned. By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days. By faith Rahab the harlot did not perish along with those who were disobedient, after she had welcomed the spies in peace. And what more shall I say? For time will fail me if I tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets, who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed acts of righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.

    Women received back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured, not accepting their release, so that they might obtain a better resurrection; and others experienced mockings and scourgings, yes, also chains and imprisonment.
    They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were put to death with the sword; they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated (men of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves and holes in the ground.

    And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised, because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect.

    Hebrews 12

    Jesus, the Example

    Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

    For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

    A Father's Discipline

    You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in your striving against sin; and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons,

    It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline?
    But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.
    Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live?
    For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness. All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness. Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble, and make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed. Hebrews 11-12 (11:25-12:13)
  5. If it were possible to die, go to heaven and come back, I think after seeing what treasure is in heaven, we would give away our last penny. And I think if we really knew what hell was like, I think we'd be running from door to door to preach the gospel and warn people. I look at my life and shake my head when I think of that. And I highly doubt the claims of anyone who says they've been to either place, and doesn't spend the remainder of their life in an ultra-radical changed way.
  6. words of wisdom
    God be praised.
  7. Luke 3;8;9

    8 "Therefore bear fruits in keeping with repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham for our father,' for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham.

    9"Indeed the axe is already laid at the root of the trees; so every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire."
  8. Bible Tracts - freely print them yourself or you can order through them,
    we can reach out to a soul for the cost of ink and paper, and go on a door-to-door gospel walk. I used to rubber-band 400 fliers in a day for my business when I had a day off. If one spent a day doing this they could reach out to potentially 400 or more souls for Christ. This is a great ministry that has been under-rated.
    God bless
    Fellowship Tract League - Free Gospel tracts, as the Lord provides

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