God’s Passionate Desire For You To Enter His Rest

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!

You Are Qualified

Good morning to you all, you qualifiy for an inheritance that has been left to you.

Have you ever dreamed that you were the sole heir to a huge inheritance? I mean a very valuable highly treasured inheritance. Then you wake up disappointed that it was only a dream, where you were famous and got all the attention, only to get to return to reality.

I think we all have had that dream. I have discovered that the reality mentioned above is really not reality at all. We do usually think, what we see and have is reality don’t we? We tend to identify ourselves by where we live, what we drive and how much we make, but the truth is, that kind of reality is wrong. What we think about all that has no bearing on our true identity and what God thinks about us.

True reality is believing what God believes about us. Sadly we have spent most of our lives approaching this backwards. When the simple truth is learning what God has completed for you, through Jesus.

Yes I am talking about your inheritance now, the one that you are qualified to receive. Colossians 1:12 says “He has qualified us to be partakers of THE inheritance of the saints…” Once again I am amazed at His love and grace for us! This inheritance is described throughout the bible, which includes peace, health, wealth, blessed relationships, you name it He has it covered in His Word.
The problem with most Christians is that they want to receive this wonderful inheritance, they just don’t feel like they are worthy. Constantly condemning themselves and sabotaging the plan by trying to earn, or merit this great inheritance. That is called work-righteousness, or self righteousness.

But not us, amen, we know we are clothed in His righteousness, we are innocent before God, and He loves us without condition, so let’s live this true reality knowing that He has qualified us! Continue to learn more of His grace and receive your inheritance!

For all the promises of God in Him are yes and in Him amen, to the glory of God through us. 2 Cor 1:20. Jesus paid for them, come now and freely receive what God has freely given.

Who You Are & What You Already Have

The difference between positive thinking and faith lies in its reference. While positive thinking might motivate you to strive to become and to possess, the faith of God reveals who you already are by design, and what you already have by redemption through Christ. (quoted from Francois du Toit mirror translation notes on Hebrews)

God’s plan of redemption through Christ is so thorough and complete that He left nothing unfinished. God has restored us to His original design, through Jesus! Because of this, we lack nothing.

Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd I shall not lack… Also 3 John 2 beloved I would above all things that you prosper and be in health even as your souls prospers.

The more we hear about what Jesus completed for us, the more His faith rises in us, this beholding Jesus is what will cause our soul to prosper, and thus prosperity in every area of life.

Knowing we are always righteous and innocent in Him will surpass positive thinking and take you into the revelation of His grace, this revelation will cause you to be conscious of your righteousness instead of your sin or shortcomings.

Notice in 3 John 2 it says even as your soul prospers. In order for us to move in His prosperity and health, our soul needs to also prosper simultaneously and become more and more righteousness conscious. In this we learn who we already are by design, and what we already have by redemption through Christ.

One Thing Is Needed

Good morning, good things are happening in so many lives. It is very exciting to see lives transformed by His grace!

Have you made time to sit at Jesus feet today?

Luke 10:39-42. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus feet and heard His word. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.” 41 And Jesus answered and said to her, Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. 42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”

Many things in life can distract us from what is really needed, it can be your career, or business to name just a few. I am sure there were many things Martha felt needed to be done, but she was worried and troubled about many things.

What has been troubling you? Are you concerned about your business succeeding, sales, having enough clients? Are your concerned about a promotion, or just keeping your job in this economy? If you are worried and troubled about many things, then you have become distracted.

Mary on the other hand appeared to be neglecting her responsibilities, just sitting there at Jesus feet. Also notice in verse 40 Martha accused Jesus of not caring. Do you see what worry does to a person? It opens the door to fear and then instead of casting our cares on the Lord for He cares for us, we don’t cast our cares because like Martha who accused Jesus, we also begin to blame Him as well because we don’t know how much He cares. He cares more about our success than we do.

If you will re-prioritize and sit at Jesus feet to hear His Word, resting in the finished work of the cross, receiving His abundance of grace and free gift of righteousness, you WILL reign in life! Only one thing is needed and Mary has chosen that one thing.

Today will you choose that one thing? How important is your success, more important than the author or your success? Make time today to sit at His feet, adjust your schedule to go to sit at His feet and learn of His grace. Feed on it continually and by His grace he will do what you couldn’t do in a lifetime, he will bring the business, or the promotion, He can do in one second what we in all our self efforts could not achieve.

Remember in the parable of the sower the seed sown among thorns were the ones who hear the Word, and the cares of this world the deceitfullness of riches and the desires for other things entering in CHOKE the word and it becomes unfruitful. Trust Him, He will care for you!

You Are Accepted No Matter What They Say

Good morning, you are accepted because of Jesus.

Have you ever received an email that disqualifies you? Very manipulative~if you agree with something like “God is good” then forward this to everyone you know, if you don’t believe “God is good” then delete it.

That is what mixture is like, mixing law and grace. If you believe, then do what I say (works), if you don’t, then delete it. Irritating isn’t it, their attempt to make you feel guilty if you don’t perform. Recently I received one that said I would receive a miracle if I forwarded it to 8 friends in 8 seconds. If I didn’t “perform” then it said no miracle, or do good get good, do bad (by deleting it) get bad. Keep in mind most of these I get are Christian emails with this subtle attempt to control your actions in them.

That is exactly how mixture works, it is designed by our adversary to try to manipulate some works or self efforts~so that, you will be accepted.
I use this email example because it really pushes my “high alert its mixture” button. When it comes to the finished work of the cross it simply comes down to believing what Jesus has done for us.

In John 6:28 & 29 Jesus was asked “what shall we DO that we may WORK the works of God”. It seems that the law is all about doing, and grace is about done! People are wanting to do something, you know, just make it happen, or don’t just sit there DO something. We should say don’t just DO something, sit there and rest in His finished work. So what was Jesus answer? He said “This is the work of God, that you BELIEVE in Him whom He sent.” WOW just believe? Yep that simple!

Remember the other day when I was talking about complicating the simple gospel? Let’s not do that because you have been given the free gift of righteousness, you are righteous, innocent, and faultless all the time because of what Jesus has done.

So next time you get the message “do this or you don’t believe” whether its from email or the pulpit, just say no thanks according to Eph 1:6 I am accepted in the beloved, because I believe!

Fully Restored To Our Original Design

Good morning all you blessed of God! God is so amazing and He loves us so much that He sent Jesus to the cross to pay our sin debt! That’s right a debt we owed He paid so that we could be fully restored to our original design!

Is there anything we can do to improve on His perfect and finished work of redemption? Absolutely not! Then why do we keep trying to finish what Jesus already finished? By self efforts that is, He gave us his Grace, removed the law, nailing all the requirement of the law to the cross (Colossians 2:14) and handing us the completed victory.

His plan for our success is so simple, that’s why its called the simple gospel, as a mater of fact Paul once was concerned that the Corinthians would complicate it that he said in 2 Cor 11:3 that he feared that …their minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. His simple plan is this, Mark 4:20 But these are the ones sown on good ground (good ground is simply grace ground) those who hear the word, accept (believe) it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred. Wow, how much simpler can we get, hear the gospel of grace, believe it and bear fruit! Believing in His finished work is the key.

According to Colossians 1:22 (Mirror Translation) He accomplished this in dying our death in a human body; he fully represented us in order to fully present us again in blameless innocence face to face with God; with NO sense of guilt, suspicion, regret or accusation; all charges against us are officially cancelled. Praise the Lord! Enjoy the victory Jesus obtained for YOU today!

His Love Will Remove The Self From Effort

Good morning to all you disciples whom Jesus loves!

The revelation of His love and forgiveness removes the self effort! Legalism is works righteousness, grace is resting in what Jesus already “has done” for you at the cross.

When we find ourselves working to please,( or self efforts), we need to recognize that we are trying to “do” what Jesus has already done. This is usually a result of two things. One we are questioning Gods love for us, and try to achieve and even please God by our self efforts. And two we have forgotton that we are once for all and forever forgiven of ALL our sins, 2 Peter 1:9 For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed (forgiven) from his sins.

Meditate today how much God loves you, and how He demonstrated his love for you by going to the cross and taking your punishment so you could be made innocent/forgiven.

Persnolalize this to yourself His love is intense for “you”, he is not mad at you, he is mad about you! Read Isaiah 53:4 & 5 regarding what Jesus suffered at the cross because of His love for you!

The very fact that He gave us His grace (unearned, undeserved, unmerited favor) again demonstrates His love for us!

Join us at the Country Steakout for Grace Without Measure Ministries Bible Study on Monday’s at 6:30. Evan & Sue

The Frequency Of His Finished Work

It is so exciting to see lives transformed, and be uplifted by the good news of God’s grace! Monday night church was no exception, we saw God’s goodness through Jesus finished work!

Romans 8:32 He who did not spare His own son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us ALL things.

If God did not withhold heavens best (Jesus) from you, He will NOT withhold anything from you!

If your realize how forgiven you are (the centerpiece of the gospel) and don’t condemn yourself nor let anyone else condemn you, then you can have it ALL!
What do you think about all the time? Is it the turmoil around you that consumes your thoughts? Trying always to fix other peoples problems? The economy? Political problems plaguing our nation?
Luke 10:41 & 42 And Jesus answered and said into her, Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about MANY things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part which will not be taken away from her.

What did Mary chose? She chose to focus her attention on Jesus the solution to all lifes problems, instead of lifes problems. That may even sound somewhat selfish, but it is not. We can not fix one single persons storm of life until we first calm the storm in our own heart. Our hearts storm can only be calmed by fixing our eyes on, and beholding Jesus like Mary did.

Tune into the frequency of Jesus finished work today, and realize that God did not spare His very best, how will He not with Him also FREELY give us ALL things! Now that’s radical grace!

May God richly Bless you today, and remember to stop by at the Country Steakout Monday 6:30 or Wednesday at 7am (breakfast) for some more radical Grace. Evan & Sue

His Grace Supplies Everything You Need

Good morning everyone! God loves us wonderfuly and perfectly, so much so that Ephesians chapter 2 verse 5 says (amplified) that “He (God) gave us the “very” life of Christ. Himself, the “same” new life with which He quickened Him, for it is by grace (His favor and mercy which you did not deserve…”

After reading this and knowing the same new life Jesus has we have, we could boldly say, “in Him we lack nothing”.  Any other teaching is unscriptural and just keeps us busy looking for something we already have. Let me repeat that, the very same life Jesus has, God also gave us! The devil trys to keep us looking for something we already have! He does this by constantly accusing and condemning us, and if we don’t know we are forever forgiven, then his accusations take root.

“Breaking News” we are innocent because Jesus bore ALL our sins at the cross.

The law makes us self occupied Grace makes us Christ occupied! Be occupied with Jesus and rest in His finished work today, because he has made His word known in is full consequence.

Colossians (Mirror Translation)
1:25 God entrusted me with the revelation of this mystery as a responsible administrator of His household, so that in my ministry to you I will make the word known in its full consequence.

1:26 This mystery was concealed for ages and generations but is now fully realised in our restored innocence before Him.

Praise the Lord we are forgiven, innocent, and the same life of Jesus, God has graciously given us! That’s His intense love and Grace (unearned favor) for us!

Have a great day! We hope these periodic notes have been inspiring to everyone. Evan & Sue

His Intense Love For You!

Good morning to everyone, on this cold wintery day. What a day to meditate on the goodness of our Father!

This is a good day to commerate what Jesus has done for us at the cross of Calvery. Isn’t it amazing love! God loves you with such intensity that He planned a salvation plan that would complete all the work and labor, restore everything back to us, and then tell us to enter into the rest (rest in this finished work he completed for you). And ALL you have to do is believe, WOW that is truly amazing grace (unearned undeserved unmerited favor of God)

John 6:33 NLT The true bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.

Partake of this bread today in communion, remembering what Jesus did for you at the cross to give you your freedom back. And remember we do this in remembrance of Him and what He did for us! We are so use to examining ourselves and our shortcomings, don’t do that focus on what he has done for you. He has redeemed you, you are seated with Jesus at the right hand of the father, your healing supplied, your needs met all because of Jesus obedience at Calvary.

John 6:35 NIV. Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me will never go hungry, and he who believes in Me will never be thirsty.”

Meditate on how righteous He has made you, not on where you have missed it. That my friend is the difference between righteousness conscientiousness and sin conscientiousness.

May God richly bless you today! Join us sometime for some more radical grace at Grace Without Measure Ministries Bible Study/Church at the Country Steakout, Fort Morgan CO Monday at 6:30 pm or Wednesday 7am Evan & Sue