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Living in the rest and peace that comes from understanding that you have been reconciled to God.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

PHI 2:1-5, Since therefore there is encouragement in Christ, since there is comfort from virtue-love, since there is fellowship of the Spirit, since there is tendernesses and compassions, Bring to completion my inner happiness [in your life] by thinking the same things, maintaining the same virtue-love, united in soul, concentrating on the same objective. Do nothing motivated by contentiousness or ambitious pride, but with humility of mind [by means of grace orientation] let each of you keep on considering one another as more important than himself; do not merely be regarding your own personal interests, but also for the personal interests of others. Keep on thinking this [doctrine] within yourselves which was also resident in Christ Jesus,

Living in the rest and peace that comes from understanding that you have been reconciled to God.

"Sabbath" or the "rest of grace" is everything that man would ever need was provided by God, including man’s realization that God had a plan to reconcile and restore mankind to Himself.

Ever since God created something, Satan and the kingdom of darkness have sought to either distort or destroy that which God has created.

Being at rest and having peace of in the mind is extremely important concerning the believer’s relationship with God.

What is an evil unbelieving heart?
It is what verse 12 calls = a heart of unbelief in falling away from the living God.

No inward rest is to say God is a liar.
Fear, worry, anxiety always takes away your rest.

Worry is also a sin,
ROM 14:23. And the cure for worry is the promises of God.

Lack of rest in a believer’s life usually causes them to blame others for their misery.

Unbelief is a manifestation of N.V.T.D. And N.V.T.D. equals no Sabbath or no faith-rest.

Faith is a technique that demands food...it must be constantly fed.

PHI 3:14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

The Lord is constantly pouring out His grace on His people while His people are continuously forgetting all the things they should be grateful and thankful for.

An inward rest manifested by peace of mind and a gentleness of spirit.

Rest also means to remain confident.
By remaining confident, you are not so easily moved by pressure.

It also means to trust under extreme pressure.

The most popular Old Testament word for rest is the Hebrew word nuwach which means to settle down; to be at rest from troubles and anxieties.

Loipoi, the most popular Greek word for rest, means recreation and the remaining rest for the believer.

JOH 8:31-32, If you abide in My word, {then} you are truly disciples of Mine; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Loipoi also means tranquility of the soul and also to refresh.
Being at rest and having peace of in the mind is extremely important concerning the believer’s relationship with God.

It is nothing more than a lie directed toward you from Satan and his kingdom of darkness and deception. Once you start living as a new creature and a member of the Royal family of God, you will really begin to understand God’s plan for your life.

You will begin to perceive that as God is at rest with you through His peace or reconciliation, His desire is for you to at rest with Him.

JER 29:11-13, For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart.

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