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Did you look up that verse in the original Greek? The evidence is quite clear by the original text. In that verse we see Jesus as man, God, and rest. To back it up what does Jesus tell us in Matthew 11: 28? There we read:

Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

How could He give us rest if He is the Lord of Rest? He can give us rest because HE IS OUR REST! Remember, the seventh day was when God rested after creation. Now God does not get tired nor need to rest. So what is all this about anyway? Why were the Jews commanded to do no work on the Sabbath, but to rest? It is because God warns us that His Salvation is of Himself. We are to do no works to contribute to it. In the days of the Jews you would be put to death if you worked on the Sabbath. That signifies eternal death if we work for our Salvation. The Jews went from slavery in Egypt to a land flowing with milk and honey. They didn't even have to cultivate the land. That was their rest and a picture of our Salvation, Jesus Christ. He is our rest!
Have you ever read Hebrews 3 and 4? It is the key to unlocking the Bible when it concerns rest. Why did God rest when He finished creation? Did God get tired or need a day off? No, so we can see by the nature of God that rest signifies something more then a day of resting or worship. Hebrews 4: 9-10

9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.

See, as I explained before Jesus is our rest (Sabbath) Just as Almighty God, who needs no rest from works, rested after creation we see here that this signifies the end of our works. And Christ ended the work of Salvation at the cross. That is why he cried out "It is finished". So while you argue back and forth about what day of the week you can honor God by some work of worship and praise, you are missing the entire point. God doesn't need or want our works to think we are doing Him some favor or honor or something. If we really love God, and are one of His Elect ones, we will glorify God in HIS work of creation and HIS work of salvation through Jesus, Messiah, our Sabbath Rest. He did and accomplished our works of salvation, and we are forever in Him, our Sabbath Rest! These teachings are foreign to most because most people only read the Bible guided by some mans footnotes or commentary. Or by some churches preacher or doctrines. Over the years they get "brainwashed" and find a security in these beliefs. A True Believer reads the Bible alone, and in it's entirety. It is explained to us by the Holy Spirit, that way the Bible interprets itself and is not in any contradiction to itself. You all are argue back and forth about a day of worship. God is talking about Salvation, Eternal Rest. That is why the Bible tells us that we are Elect from before the foundations of the world. That is the Biblical meaning of Rest. We can praise God every day for His Son, our Sabbath Rest.
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