5059 rest, eternal

5059 rest, eternal

Eternal rest consists of peace with God, an absence of toil and tribulation and a final deliverance from pain, sorrow and death. It is promised as the inheritance of the people of God.

Eternal rest foreshadowed in the OT

In God’s rest after creation Heb 4:3-4 See also Ge 2:2-3

In the rest promised to Joshua Heb 4:8 See also Dt 31:7; Jos 22:4; Ps 95:7-11

The eternal state described as rest

Heb 4:9 See also Job 3:11-19; Rev 14:13

Aspects of eternal rest

Being in the presence of God Lk 23:43 See also Jn 14:3; Php 1:23; 1Th 4:17-18; Rev 3:4; Rev 7:15

Happiness 2Co 5:8 See also Mt 25:23; Lk 13:29

Refreshment and satisfaction Rev 7:17 See also Ps 16:11; Ps 17:15; Eze 47:1-12; Rev 22:1-2

The absence of trouble 2Th 1:6-7 See also Rev 6:10-11; Rev 7:14

The absence of labour Rev 14:13 See also Job 3:17; Isa 57:2; Isa 65:22-23; Heb 4:1-11

The absence of pain, sorrow and death Rev 21:4 See also Isa 25:8; Isa 65:19; Lk 20:36; Ro 8:23; 1Co 15:24; Rev 7:16-17

The absence of conflict and harm Isa 65:25 See also Isa 11:6-9; Hos 2:18

The absence of the curse Rev 22:3

Eternal rest is conditional upon faithful obedience

Heb 4:11,1-2

See also

5498reward
5703inheritance
5874happiness
5952sorrow
6644eternal life
8248faithfulness
9020death
9410heaven

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