ENTER INTO HIS REST (1)May 21, 2023 2023-05-20 22:34
ENTER INTO HIS REST (1)
ENTER INTO HIS REST (1)
Read Isaiah 30:15-16
“There remains, therefore, a rest for the people of God” (Hebrews 4:9).
So much gets thrown at us daily. So, we are constantly in a state of striving and fretting. Our prayer demands keep expanding. It seems that as we are coming out of one struggle, we are entering another. We are beaten, tired, and weary from the battles of life. we are anxious about our children, marriage, job, finances, health, body, and so many other areas of life that we are struggling to gain control of. John 16:33, says in this world, you will have tribulation but be of good cheer. I have overcome the world. As long as we are alive, we are likely to be faced with one challenge or the other.
However, Hebrews 4: 9-11 says, “There remains, therefore, a rest for the people of God. For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His. The big question, therefore, is: “what keeps us from entering this rest, that God has provided for us?
Lies from the enemy. The devil wants to keep you in a state of unrest. So, he sells lies to you that your situation will never be okay. He presents that situation to you as bigger than it is. He tells you: ‘that you are not good enough and you will never make it, and that situation will never change’. He knows that if he keeps selling it to you, eventually you will believe it and begin to doubt God’s ability to help you. And once you do that, he has you where he wants you to be; in bondage, for without faith it is impossible to please God.
Sin will cut you off from God’s best. Hebrews 3: 16-19, says “For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses? Now with whom was He angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness? And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey?” Disobedience will prevent you from entering God’s rest. So also, will fear, self-condemnation, and discouragement. Hebrews 4:11 Let us, therefore, be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. Be diligent to enter God’s rest today.
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?
He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest."
Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:
Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.
If you prayed this prayer, send me an email at email@example.com
I would love to pray with you personally and send you a copy of my book; ‘Living the Life’ to encourage you as you begin your new life in Christ.