Good morning everyone! Today rest in what Jesus has done for you.
God has prepared powerful rest for us, Hebrews chapter 4 tells us of the promise of God’s rest. One of the things we have learned in our devotionals, is the vital importance of believing what Jesus has done for us at the cross, and we see that “unbelief” is what hindered Isreal from entering the promised land, which God gave to them. Verse 11 says: “let us be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of unbelief.”
The entire Bible points to Jesus and the finished work of the cross, redeeming us, the object of His intense love. What a loving father we have! Genesis chapter 5 is a chapter on geneology and yet it points to mans redemption through our savior Jesus. Let’s look at this geneology:
Adam, means “man”
Seth means “appointed”
Enosh means “mortal”
Kenan means “sorrow”
Mahalalel means “the blessed God”
Jared means “(desend) shall come down”
Enoch means “teaching”
Methuselah means “his death shall bring”
Lamech means “powerful”
Noah means “rest”
When we put this together we see the picture God painted for us: “Man (is) appointed mortal sorrow, (but) the blessed God shall come down teaching (that) His death shall bring powerful rest.
That was a shadow, now we have the actual finished work! Wow! What an amazing God we serve! Genesis 6:8 says: “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord”. Noah, meaning rest, represents our position of rest in Christ, it says he found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Praise the Lord, we also have found grace in the eyes of our Lord, and rest because Jesus paid the price for our perfect complete redemption. Remember His grace is unearned, undeserved, and unmerited, it is because of what Jesus did, not what you do.
Today, be diligent to enter His rest, believe what He has done for you, the price He paid so you could enjoy His rest! You can have rest in your conscience knowing ALL your debt is paid through His death on the Cross!
Colossians 1:12 “giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.” You are qualified, because your father qualified you! Now receive your inheritance, and enter into the rest he prepared knowing that everything you need has been provided. Today, go and reign as Kings in life!