Fear, Labor, and Boldness, Our Profession


Hebrews 4:1 KJVS
“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.”

Let’s look at the word fear in the book of Proverbs.

Proverbs 1:1-7 KJVS
“The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; [2] To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; [3] To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; [4] To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. [5] A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: [6] To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. [7] The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

The fear (which means reverence) that we show to our Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Hebrews 4:2 KJVS
“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.”

Hebrews 4:3 KJVS
“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.”

From the foundation of the world, which was its destruction (Destruction of the First World Age), this Second World Age had to be created (as we can see in Genesis Chapter 1), so we can find our belief in Jesus Christ, His only begotten son, and enter into His rest.

Hebrews 4:4 KJVS
“For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.”

After God finished His works (Genesis Chapter 2 verses 1 through 3) He rested.

Hebrews 4:5 KJVS
“And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.”

In this second world age that we are living in now, especially throughout this Final Generation, those who believe in Jesus Christ and who are obedient to our Heavenly Father words will enter and remain in HIS rest .

Hebrews 4:6 KJVS
“Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:”

This word unbelief here in verse 6, means disobedience in the Greek.


Strong’s Number
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From G545; disbelief (obstinate and rebellious): – disobedience unbelief.

What does Romans Chapter 10 say about obedience.

Romans 10:16-17 KJVS
“But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? [17] So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

Faith comes to us by hearing the Word of God, and our faith increases by staying within His Word. Within Him we find that we can totally rely upon Him.

Back to Hebrews Chapter 4.

Hebrews 4:7 KJVS
“Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.”

Today if you hear His voice, harden not your hearts, and enter into His rest which gives you peace.

Today you can find your rest, and you can have it daily by going to His Word.

His Word maintains that which is within you as you head toward your eternal promise of everlasting life through Jesus Christ.

Will you remain obedient so you may Crossover?

Hebrews 4:8 KJVS
“For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.”

Here in verse 8 in Hebrews Chapter 4 instead of Jesus it should say Joshua.

Although Joshua was chosen to bring the children of Israel across the Jordan river into lands promised by God, it wasn’t the true promise land that only Jesus Christ can bring us into which is eternal life.

Hebrews 4:9 KJVS
“There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.”

Indeed, there remains a rest for many who are unbelieving and disobedient to His Word.


Hebrews 4:10 KJVS
“For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.”

Gods works are good, unfortunatley our works acording to this world and its wisdom are not .

1 Corinthians 3:18-20 KJVS
“Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. [19] For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. [20] And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.”

Is it time to rest from our own labor in this world?

Our Lord Jesus Christ makes that possible.

Put down the yoke of this world,  and put upon His yoke that is easy, for which His burden is light.

Matthew 11:28-30 KJVS
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. [29] Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. [30] For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

His burden is His task that He will give to you when you believe in Him AND learn of Him.

Hebrews 4:11 KJVS
“Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.”

Labor into His rest.

Labor means make an effort, study to show thyself approved.

2 Timothy 2:15 KJVS
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

Rightly divide the truth while He who is the Word of God, rightly divides you.

Hebrews 4:12 KJVS
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Jesus Christ who is the Word of God rightly divides you away from the wisdom of this world and its instability, while bringing you more into an understanding of Him which is peace.

John 1:1-5 KJVS
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. [2] The same was in the beginning with God. [3] All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. [4] In him was life; and the life was the light of men. [5] And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”

Yes, He has always been here even from the beginning, and there is nothing that has been made (especially us) that is hidden from His sight.

Hebrews 4:13 KJVS
“Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.”

Jesus Christ is the Word (Logos) that was with God in the beginning and the Word is God.

What did Jesus say to Phillip in John Chapter 14?

John 14:8-11 KJVS
“Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. [9] Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? [10] Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. [11] Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.”

Believe in Him for the very works sake so you may enter into Him, learn of Him, and find rest.

Once you have entered into His rest which is Jesus Christ, you may find that you are being used to bring others into His rest also.

Our rest is Jesus Christ who is our high priest and our high sabbath, our Passover.

1 Corinthians 5:7 KJVS
“Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:”

Let us keep the feast.

1 Corinthians 5:8 KJVS
“Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.”

Let us let go of the old leaven of our works and partake of the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth that is Jesus Christ.

Let us hold fast our profession.

Hebrews 4:14 KJVS
“Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.”

What is our profession?

Hebrews 3:1 KJVS
“Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;”

Christ in whom we confess, and His works in which we labor in ,along with our acknowledgement that He is our Sabbath, is or profession.

Hebrews 4:15 KJVS
“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”

Jesus Christ who is the Living Word (Logos) our High Priest, was made flesh and dwelt among many.

John 1:14 KJVS
“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”

Full of grace and truth and sympathetic to our infirmities that are within us, Jesus Christ who is Emanuel (God with us, Matthew Chapter 1:23) felt every temptation that we face when He walked in the flesh and was without sin.

Hebrews 2:14-18 KJVS
“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; [15] And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. [16] For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. [17] Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. [18] For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.”

So let us therefore come boldly.

Hebrews 4:16 KJVS
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”

With confidence in our time of need we can approach His throne receive mercy and find grace from our high priest who became our sabbath.

Let us therefore fear, labor, and come boldly to the high priest of our profession, Jesus Christ, and in Him we will find and maintain our rest.

The End.

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