Just to rest upon His promises, a line from an old hymn but so very true. His promises are definitely something to rest on. Jesus left us His peace, that is a promise. John 14:27, and we also have the promise of eternal life, from John 3:16, and Isaiah 53 is the prophetic passage about what He took for us to have that promise.
Healing is a promise, so many are in need of it and I pray they see that healing is in His name like the man at the beautiful gate, Isaiah saw it coming and 2 Peter 2:24, puts the same promise in the past tense, by His stripes, wounds is a better translation, we were healed. We know Jesus, Himself, shouted ” Tetelestai,” from the cross, ” It is finished. ”
So Jesus offers us the rest that the Israelites refused, God withdrew the offer but then His righteous anger doesn’t last as a forgiving Father. Jesus as a once and for all forever sacrifice, was given all authority. He has already made the promises and provisions for us as believers, and He wants to restore souls.
Matthew 11:28-30, offers rest and Hebrews 4 goes into greater detail. ( You can read all my posts on rest, just type it into the search box in the sidebar. ) Isn’t it wonderful that we can rest, and let His promises work for us. Isaiah 55:11 says He watches over His Word to perform it. Too often, we take it in to our own hands instead of leaving it in His very capable and loving ones.
The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14
Then my people will live in a peaceful habitation, and in secure dwellings and in undisturbed resting place. Isaiah 32:18
Return to your rest, O my soul, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you. Psalm 116:7
“This is My resting place forever; Here I will dwell, for I have desired it. ” Psalm 132:14
Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” He said this because there were so many people coming and going that Jesus and His apostles didn’t even have time to eat. Mark 6:31 NLT
For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken of another day later on. So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from His. Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. Hebrews 4:8-11
These are just few, rest also is tied into His peace. May He give us the sleep of the beloved as we obey and rest. Psalm127:2, that promise is one to rest on. I hope you have enjoyed the Thirty Somethings in June, on to freedom in July.
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