What the Bible says about Jesus

The True Light "In him, (the Lord Jesus) was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world,…the world didn’t recognize him." John 1:4,9.
The Good Seed and the Weeds The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seeds in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. Matthew 13:24,25.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Do you want to enter into that “rest” which remaineth for the people of the Lord? Commentary & Video

Is this awesome promise from the book of Hebrews chapter 4, merely something to be realized at some future date, when the trials of this world are over? No, it is not.  This is a promise for us now, in this life, in this present world, even in its present state!

And not only is it a promise God longs for us to see come to fulfillment in our individual walk, but there is an actual warning that we should not fail to enter into this rest, for there is some risk involved in failing to do so. It is the sin of unbelief and disobedience.  The same which resulted in Moses being denied the right to enter into Canaan because he struck the rock, rather than speaking to it that second time.

This is a multi-part series, and I can’t think of a better topic to focus on right now.  I do not want this blog to be only about the gloom and doom of what we see coming.  That stuff promises to lead to “men’s hearts failing them for fear and for looking upon those things which are coming upon the Earth”.  But God has not given His people a spirit of fear. 
If you are the fretting type, this is a series you need to watch.  Take notes, and take it to heart, because there is a fine line between resting in “wishful thinking” and resting in the promises of God. You can’t rest in them, if you don’t know them.  Have you ever wished for a “stronger faith”?  Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing cometh by the Word. 

Few preachers preach about this “rest”, (maybe because they have a hard time getting people to “get busy”), but true rest is the epitome of “letting go and letting God”.  If you want more faith, read more Bible.  Learn more Bible.  Study more Bible.  Get it inside you.  Memorizing is great, but I think that the person who knows the Word best, (and benefits from it most) is one who spends ample time immersed in the Word, absorbing it to such a degree it becomes a part of them, familiar as their own reflection in a mirror.  It is called the bread of life, our spiritual “manna”, and no “portion control” at all is necessary.

This is from the YouTube channel of Deluth Bible Church.  The speaker is Pastor Dennis Rokser

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