When the scriptures are addressing REST one layer often refers to the end of chaos or when order is restored. My co-host and friend, Dr. Dinah Dye offers a bit of insight concerning the concept of rest, just click the link
Jos 1:13 Remember the word which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, saying, The LORD your God hath given you rest, and hath given you this land.
Jg 3:11 And the land had rest forty years. And Othniel the son of Kenaz died.
2Sa 7:11 And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies. Also the LORD telleth thee that he will make thee an house.
Heb 4:5 And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
Acts 9:31 Then, indeed, the assemblies throughout all Judea, and Galilee, and Samaria, had peace, being built up, and, going on in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, they were multiplied.
(Churches, as we think of them, did not exist in this world at the time of Acts)