Friday, 3 January 2014

New Blog Post: “Rest in God”

Isaiah 40:28-31 “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

If we believe in God then we will enter into His rest this is His promise and guarantee to us through Jesus Christ our precious Lord. Only with the Holy Spirit of God’s help do we know when we step out of God’s will. He is the One who works His power within us and convicts us of sin and makes us feel uncomfortable within our spirits, hearts and souls. When this happens we should seek God through prayer and ask Him to bring our sin into His light so we can repent from it through the Lord Jesus Christ. When we admit and confess our sins before Him asking Him for His forgiveness He cleanses and purifies us through the Blood of Christ. He was wounded for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with His stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5 ESV).  
The Holy Spirit of God is our Counsellor. He has been sent by God to come to us through Jesus Christ our Lord. He is our Helper, Comforter and Teacher the One sent to guide and lead us into all truth. We must listen to Him in faith and reading the Word of God helps enormously as we read it day by day.
The more we listen to God the more familiar His voice becomes. It is just like making a phone call to one of our friends. We know immediately we are talking with the person we have just rung. Well it is the same with God we must ask the Holy Spirit of God to bring the truth of God’s Word into our hearts, binding and blocking any unclean spirit which will try to come in disguise to masquerade the Lord Jesus Christ. The evil one will come with his lies to take us off the path God has ordained for us in Christ. It is through praying and reading God’s Word the Holy Spirit teaches us how to receive the truth and He brings the darkness into His light showing us how to pray against the evil forces. We should ask God for Discernment. This will help us to discern the evil spirits asking the Holy Spirit to bring us the truth. It takes time to grasp what God is trying to show us but we must persevere and not give up until we learn the truth. If we do not have peace within our hearts then this teaches us not touch anything that has not got peace within our hearts. Everything we do should align with God’s Word.  
It says in God’s Word (1 Peter 5:8-9 ESV) Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.

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