Thursday, August 15, 2013

Rest In Christ

God was not tired when He rested on the seventh day of Creation. He did not rest from exhaustion; He did not rest from sin. He was simply done working.
So He stopped.

Day 1: Day and night.
Work done. Next task.
Day 2: Sky.
Work done. Next task.
Day 3: Dry land and plant life.
It was good. Work Done. Next task.
Day 4: Ordering the cosmos.
It was good. Work done. Next task.
Day 5: Sea life.
It was good. Work done. Next task.
Day 6: Beasts and man.
The work was all done. It was all very good.
Day 7: He stopped. There was nothing more to do.
No next task: there is no next task. It is finished.

At some unspecified point…. Adam sins.
It was bad. Work begins again.
Next task: bring mankind to salvation; heal the breach between man and God.

To do list: Prepare a lineage for the Savior. Preserve the people until the coming of the Savior. Prepare laws and prophets that identify the Savior. Be born. Fulfill laws and prophets. Die. Be resurrected.

(JON. 19: 30) So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, It is finished! And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.

The work of salvation was finished. The veil was torn and the breach between man and God was healed. This is the very definition of “Savior”. It was all very good.
So He stopped. Not because He was tired, but because He was finished.
He sat down.

You can rest with Him from laboring to achieve salvation. He will give it to you, as a free gift. Just accept and believe that He is your Savior and stop trying to earn it yourself. Rest with Him.
Rest in Him.

(HEB. 4: 3a) For we who have believed do enter that rest

(HEB. 4: 9-10) 9 There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. 10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.

It is important that you understand; Everything on this blog is based on the current understanding of each author. Never take anyone's word for it, always prove it for yourself, it is your responsibility. You cannot ride someone else's coattail into the Kingdom. ; ) Acts 17:11

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