Hebrews 4:9.-11 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
Being a Born again Christian alone, will not automatically cause entry into this “Rest” which the Bible speaks of. No more than being a born again Christian will automatically appropriate some of the other promises of God. Some of Gods promises to his people are “conditional”. This is one of them. Otherwise, God would not have said; “If”……
”…If you will harden not your heart….”
As a Christian who” labors to enter” into the rest God promised, we must not only be immersed in the Spirit, but there should also be subsequent change. The Emphasis is on CHANGE. This change can only be wrought by the Spirit of God as we choose to humbly submit ourselves not only to be immersed into Christ but to remain immersed in Christ.
Christians can enter “His rest”… IF…we will choose to die to our old desires daily and turn to Jesus in faith, seeking his aid to help our weaknesses. Then, we are righteous by faith as we continue to walk after the Spirit and He works in us to progressively cleanse us and change us into His image, in fact.
Entering “His rest” can only be accomplished by “His work” in us. We can’t do it in our own strength, so we must trust in Him to do it. We must choose to be a “BELIEVER” that He can do it without our help, “IF” we will let him.
“...This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing:”