Life Begins in Rest

As the children of God life begins in rest. Salvation, sanctification, redemption, and the works of our salvation begin when we acknowledge that we’ve been invited to enter into a realm of existence where God has finished all the work (Genesis 2:2). His desire is for his creation to live in the realm of his love, a love that is beyond all understanding, a love that transcends our tangible realm of existence (Ephesians 3:19).  Love is his nature so it is never dependent on us (1 John 4:8). A love which holds and sustains all things (John 1:3). Love that fulfills promise in Jesus Christ our eternal rest, A love that invites us to cease from all our works (Hebrews 4:10). Our eternal rest whom when nailed on the cross echoed our  song of victory. A song of victory which spoke about the finished work, his work coming into completion and all his creation restored back to the father (John 19:30). As we hear him call us into himself through the Holy Spirit, our only labor is to enter his rest by not to hardening our hearts so unbelief will have no root in us (Hebrews 3:8). Regardless of what we carry he calls us and draws us unto himself, and reminds us that indeed nothing in all creation can ever separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our eternal rest (Romans 8:28-39).

In him alone will I find Rest 

In him I am awakened to the father, I am awakened to rest only found in the father through the son and the son through the Holy Spirit (John 14:20). When I seat at his feet  in nearness and closeness that cannot be grasped or contained in any earthly experience. I sink deep into his incomprehensible love, completely in awe of all his creation and coming into agreement with his finished work. Full of faith I am equipped by the Holy Spirit to enter into a higher realm of existence, a promise of rest made manifest in Christ Jesus. Rest begins when I receive the fullness of life in christ Jesus. When I come into the one who has drawn  me unto himself, fulfilling the promise of life and life abundantly (John 10:10) .

A life is lived in abundance from an eternal reality of rest made manifest with my conscious act of believing and anchoring all I am in the faithfulness of Christ in holding fast the confidence and the joy of my hope firm unto the end (Hebrews 3:6). 

Come to me all ye who are Weary 

Our father  is not ashamed of our history but acknowledges every depth of who we are (Matthew 11:28) . The totality of our nature does not cause him to shrink back but his nature of sacrifice breaks down every wall of pride, pierces through the walls of deception and shifts our eyes unto a savour whom upon taking his last breath spoke our existence in victory.  The catalyst of our salvation abandoned in darkness yet a declaration of rest spoken over all creation arose in his spirit as he committed his spirit to God.When we believe that it is finished by the blood of the lamb we enter into the place of rest. It is in the belief made manifest by knowing the ways of God (Hebrews 3:10)  that ushers us into his eternal rest Christ Jesus. In his Mercy and lovingkindness he invites us into eternal rest through the Holy Spirit who reveals Christ to our hearts leading us into all truth (John 16:13).

Rest is coming into agreement with the finished work of Christ 

In eternal rest our perception of time is translated from a material realm into an intangible existence , removing every barrier of limitation and lifting us into a reality of oness with the Holy Spirit, Christ and the father.

Rest begins when we respond to the Holy Spirit in surrender, who guides us into truth, and the truth who leads us to the heart of the father. Rest is enjoying the  presence of God , marvelling at his finished work and glorifying him for restoring us back into our nature of oness with his spirit.

It all begins when we accept the invitation to exist in a realm of rest, by being in him, moving in him and having our being in him (Acts 17:28) . There is no labor on our part simply conscious act on our end to recognize that we’ve been ushered into a place of rest. A place of eternal rest where we get to become the one who is rest, a place of rest where we enjoy oness with father, the son and the Holy Spirit. A place of oness where we dont strive to do anything out of fear, condemnation, pride but we do all things from an eternal perspective of the rest we’ve come to find in Christ and in Christ alone.

Let a song arise in my spirit, A song that comes into agreement with your finished work. A song that ushers me into your eternal rest, a reality that places me at the feet of the father who embraces me in the fullness of his marvelous light saying ” my child look at all I’ve done for you, won’t you just rest in me”

 

 

 

 

 

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