The Faith-Rest

It is time to enter into the “faith-rest” as we walk out the days ahead.

It is written by The Holy Spirit in the book of Hebrews chapter 4:

1Now the promise of entering into God’s rest is still for us today. So we must be extremely careful to ensure that we all embrace the fullness of that promise and not fail to experience it.

If we are fully led by The Holy Spirit, we will walk in rest for we are no longer moved by what we see around us.  No fear is able to enter in by what we see, hear, touch, taste, or smell.  The physical no longer guides our decisions thus we no longer have anxiety to respond according to our body’s input.

2For we have heard the good news of deliverance just as they (Israelites in the wilderness) did, yet they didn’t join their faith with the Word.  Instead, what they heard didn’t affect them deeply, for they doubted. 3For those of us who believe, faith activates the promise and we experience the realm of confident rest! For HE has said,

“I was grieved with them and made a solemn oath,

‘They will not enter into MY rest.’ ”

God’s works have all been completed from the foundation of the world

The doubt and unbelief of the Israelites kept them from entering into the Promised Land.  Only Joshua and Caleb displayed no unbelief thus their faith sustained them for 38 ½ years awaiting FATHER’s Directive to enter in.  During that time the two did not allow peer pressure to affect their faith in GOD.

6Those who first heard the good news of deliverance failed to enter into that realm of faith’s rest because of their unbelieving hearts.

As I have recently written, unbelief is different from faith and works against faith.  Jesus said “You only need faith as a mustard seed” so faith is not the issue, unbelief is!  Most of the Israelites allowed their past to overtake what they saw FATHER do in the present.  They dwelled on their past in the midst of the supernatural occurring before their very eyes.  We must bury the past and only dwell on the present.

I assure you that the demon(s) assigned to you will attempt to drudge up the past so that you will focus on it rather that what FATHER is doing today.  Do not speak about the past and empower the adversary to move you to unbelief!

6b Yet the fact remains that we still have the opportunity to enter into the faith-rest life and experience the fulfillment of the Promise! 7For God still has ordained a day for us to enter into called “Today.” For it was long afterwards that God repeated it in David’s words,

“If only today you would listen to HIS Voice

and do not harden your hearts!”

8Now if this promise of “rest” was fulfilled when Joshua brought the people into the land, God wouldn’t have spoken later of another “rest” yet to come. 9So we conclude that there is still a full and complete Sabbath-rest waiting for believers  to experience.

The key to entering into rest is found in listening to The Holy Spirit and not hardening our hearts. 

Jesus spoke of this issue in Mark chapter 8:

14Now, the disciples had forgotten to take bread with them, except for one loaf of flatbread. 15And as they were sailing across the lake, Jesus repeatedly warned them, “Be on your guard against the yeast inside of the Pharisees and the yeast inside of Herod!” 16But the disciples had no clue what Jesus was talking about, so they began to discuss it among themselves, saying, “Is he saying this because we forgot to bring bread?”

The yeast Jesus is referring to here is hypocrisy. “Beware of the hypocrisy of the Pharisees. It permeates everything they do and teach, like leaven, they were serving their own self-interests.”  The yeast of religious and political hypocrisy is what Jesus warned them to avoid.

17Knowing what they were thinking, Jesus said to them, “Why all this fussing over forgetting to bring bread? Do you still not see or understand what I say to you? Are your hearts still hard? 18You have good eyes, yet you still don’t see, and you have good ears, yet you still don’t hear, neither do you remember. 19When I multiplied the bread to feed more than five thousand people, how many baskets full of leftovers did you gather afterward?”

“Twelve,” they replied.

20“And when I multiplied food to feed over four thousand, how many large baskets full of leftovers did you gather afterwards?”

“Seven,” they replied.

21“Then how is it that you still don’t get it?”

Jesus walked in Supernatural Agape Love and the disciples were still focused on the natural which will harden your heart away from have faith in GOD.

You and I must make the transition from focusing on the natural by focusing on the Supernatural.  This is done by immersing ourselves in The Word and listening to The Holy Spirit, responding without delay.  This will move us to eliminating unbelief and allowing faith to come forth without hindrance.

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