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REST AND PEACE WITH GOD
Hebrews 4:3 KJV
For we which have believed do enter rest.
Faith will cause you to have days of heaven on earth.
Therefore shall ye lay up these My words in your heart and soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.
And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates.
That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.
Ephesians 33:14 Amp
And the Lord said, My Presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.
HIS abiding Presence is the rest!
Verse 15: And Moses said to the Lord, If Your Presence does not go with me, do not carry us up from here.
HIS Presence was more important to Moses than entering the Promised Land without Him. It should be the same way with us! We should be determined and say, Lord if Your Presence doesn't go with me I am not leaving from here! It is so vital for us to remain in HIS Presence always! HE is our Source for every need! Only HE can fulfill those longings in our hearts, only HE can fill the loneliness we feel even in a room of people. Only HE can understand the things we hold in our hearts that we can't share with anyone else! HE is our Life Giver and we owe HIM so much! Isn't HE worthy of our abiding with HIM and heeding and taking comfort from HIS WORD? HE is to me!
It is the greatest of all blessings: HIS ABIDING PRESENCE!
In the Presence and peace of GOD, there's healing for every need. When you're in the Presence of the LORD, just lift your hands to receive your healing, because when you're in HIS Presence the anointing is present.
Make all your decisions in the peace of GOD.
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee.
Perfect peace is having your mind stayed on the Lord. Your gaze, your thoughts, your prayers, your thanksgiving, must be fixed on HIM. A constant fix on HIM, on HIS ability, on HIS love for you.
What are some things that can cause you not to have peace?
But your iniquities have separated between you and your GOD, and your sins have hid HIS face from you, that HE will not hear.
What can help us then?
Only the Blood of JESUS can tear down the walls of sin.
For all have sinned and come short of the glory of GOD; being justified freely by HIS grace through the redemption that is in CHRIST JESUS: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in HIS Blood, to declare HIS righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of GOD; to declare, I say, at this time HIS righteousness: that HE might be just, and the Justifier of him which believeth in JESUS.
When you put your faith in the Blood, you are holy before GOD.
When the devil accuses you about anything, point your finger at him and say, How dare you accuse what is covered in the Blood of JESUS. No devil, I am holy, my sins are forgiven because of the Blood.
Have faith in the Blood of Jesus and then release that faith. GOD is your JUSTIFIER.
Justified means: Just as if I had never sinned.
When you go into GOD'S Presence, though you may be afflicted, HE'LL deliver you out of them all.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.
2 Corinthians 5:21
For He hath made HIM to be sin for us, Who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of GOD in HIM.
We are now the righteousness of GOD in CHRIST JESUS.
Hebrews 13: 5 b & 6 AMP
For HE GOD HIMSELF has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support, I will not, I will not, I will not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let you down, relax My hold on you! Assuredly not!
So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized with alarm, I will not fear or dread or be terrified. What can man do to me?
Rest in GOD!
For He spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all HIS works.
The Sabbath Rest!
For he that has entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as GOD did from HIS.
We also enter rest, HIS rest. Rest in the finished work of Calvary.
Hebrews 4:11 KJV
Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
Hebrews 4:11 Amp
Let us therefore be zealous and exert ourselves and strive diligently to enter that rest of GOD, to know and experience it for ourselves, that no one may fall or perish by the same kind of unbelief and disobedience into which those in the wilderness fell.
Let's not walk in unbelief! The labor is staying in faith in HIS rest.
2 Chronicles 14:11
And Asa cried unto the Lord his GOD, and said, Lord, it is nothing with Thee to help, whether with many or with them that have no power: help us, O Lord our GOD; for we rest on Thee, and in Thy Name we go against this multitude. O Lord, Thou art our GOD: let not man prevail against Thee.
We labor to rest on HIM and in HIM. HE is our DEFENSE and SHIELD!
Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
For thus saith the Lord GOD, the HOLY ONE of Israel: In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength………….