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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.
For we have, all alike, become sharers with Christ, if we really hold our first confidence firm to the End;
"Come to me, all you toiling and burdened ones, and *I* will give you rest.
Standing then acquitted as the result of faith, let us enjoy peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
As I swore in My anger, they shall not be admitted to My rest" --
In that case Christ would have needed to suffer many times, from the creation of the world onwards; but as a matter of fact He has appeared once for all, at the Close of the Ages, in order to do away with sin by the sacrifice of Himself.
in fulfilment of the saying of the Prophet, "I will open my mouth in figurative language, I will utter things kept hidden since the creation of all things."
even as, in His love, He chose us as His own in Christ before the creation of the world, that we might be holy and without blemish in His presence.
1 Peter 1:20
He was pre-destined indeed to this work, even before the creation of the world, but has been plainly manifested in these last days for the sake of you who, through Him,
and He has also declared, "They shall not be admitted to My rest."