Good morning everyone, it is Saturday! Everyone can start to think about resting since it is the weekend.
Actually God wants us to rest everyday. Live a life of rest. Resting in the completed finished work of the cross.
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
In the context of that scripture, Jesus was referring to the burden of religion, always laboring to try to live up to the law and religious rules, to please God, or qualify for His blessings. Jesus came to remove all that so that entering His rest is no longer just a weekend thing, but a daily lifestyle of freedom.
We don’t enter His rest according to Hebrews because of unbelief. Wow, we miss out on Gods best because we don’t believe Jesus fully and completely finished the work.
You know that it is Gods passion for you to fully and completely enter into His rest. It Is, you can cease now from your labors and self efforts and rest. He has so completely restored, redeemed and forgiven man through Jesus, that there is nothing left for you to do.
Let’s look at His passion for us to enter His rest. Psalm 95:11 says “O that they would enter my rest.” now that verse was referred to in Hebrews 4:3 (Mirror Translation) Faith secures our entrance into Gods Rest (into the result of His completed work). Hear the echo of God’s cry throught the ages, “Oh! If only they would enter into my rest.” His rest celebrates perfection. The sufficiency of His rest is founded upon the fact that His work is complete…
Hebrews 4:3 in the King James Version uses the word “wrath” which actually means something different than what we think. The word wrath is orge which means passionate desire, and strong outburst of emotion.
It is and always has been God’s passionate desire for us to cease from our efforts and works and enter into His rest. He prepared everything for you in Christ, He prepared, what Eph 2:10 (Amp) says “…taking paths which He prepared ahead of time, that we should walk in them living THE GOOD LIFE which He prearranged and made ready for us to live.”
Praise The Lord! Jesus finished the work, now stop struggling, enter His rest and enjoy the GOOD LIFE!