Labor Unto Rest
Luke 15:8 Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?
Silver stands for redemption and ten stands for testimony, or faith.
There is a part of our redemption that we are still looking for, rest.
Hebrews 4:9, 11 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. … Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
It takes work. It takes faith.
Romans 5:1-2 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God (rest), through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God, (his rest).
Hebrews 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.
Say this often, “We have peace with God in the name of Jesus.”
Romans 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation, (PEACE WITH GOD).
1 Corinthians 13:9-13 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
Notes of a sermon preached years ago. PTL