Topic: REST IN GOD’S FAITHFULNESS
Scripture: And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 (KV)
It is good to always have in remembrance that we were called by someone and the call was to glory and virtue according to 2 Peter 1:3. We must also put in mind always that the one who called us is very faithful and that it is His nature it can never change. 1 Thessalonians 5:24 says Faithful is He that called us and who also will do all He has promised to us. He is too faithful to lie – Numbers 23:19, He is to righteous to lie – Hebrews 1:8 / Hebrews 6:10
God has rest for us and that rest is found in His faithfulness – Hebrews 4:9-11 says “There remained therefore a rest to the people of God. 10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. 11 ¶ Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. Wow! Can I hear amen to that? There is a rest for you in Jesus name. I decree your stress-less and sweat-less entry into that rest in Christ Jesus today and forever in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
But how do we enter or settle in that rest? It is by living by the faith in God and His faithfulness. Casting your cares unto him as 1 Peter 5:7 said “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Mathew 6:25-33 says do not worry about anything just put your trust in Christ, seeking to have his kingdom settled in you with His righteousness not your own righteousness. That is looking up to Him as said in Psalms 34:5 that they looked up to him and they were not ashamed.
This message is awesome. You just need to hand over your cares to God and rest. Jesus said in John 14:1 that let not your heart be troubled believe in God and believe in me also. How would you be worried and disturbed during challenges when you have Christ that has given you an assurance of victory and knowing the kind of a victor He is we should have no problem trusting him to handover the trouble to him.
So I say to you do not let your heart be worried, neither let it be afraid. If God is for you, who can be against you even if they are against you surely they can never prevail against you. If God is with me, no weapon formed against you shall prosper. If God is in you then who should you fear? Remember you are complete in Him! Who is that Him? Jesus which is the head of all principality and power: Oh! Shouldn’t you Praise God!
This is a time in the world when there is a fear of Corona Virus! Hahahahahaa! Are you also afraid? No! It is to for you. It can never come near tout door. The scripture is clear about that. Even David that was not speaking in tongues as you do. I mean who was not saved by the blood of Jesus like you. Who was not loved with an eternal love like you are said “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; there shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. With long life will I satisfy him…
How best to rest in the finished work of Christ (Faithfulness)? It is by confession. Confess the finished work, speak about what Christ has done for you. Keep saying it, believe it and act towards it.
Say that Jesus is my shepherd, I am in the secret place of the most high, I shall not want. I am blessed and not cursed, lines are fallen on me in pleasant places, I am a child of God, I am rich in glory, I can never be poor, by His stripes I am healed I can never be sick, No coronavirus, I am the righteousness of God in Christ. And many more you can say. End it with Amen. As you are speaking it before you know it you will begin to manifest it. So keep speaking never stop saying it! – Acts 19:20
I pray for you that from today you have entered in to the rest of Christ in Jesus name. Whatever Christ can not suffer you will never suffer in Jesus name. Whatever Christ is you shall manifest and as He is so shall you be daily in Jesus’ name.
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By Pastor Bakare Stephen