Today's word is from Hebrews 4:9-10
There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.
Many times scriptures like Hebrews 4:9-10 are not taught in context, and because of that we are only exposed to a part of the revelation that the Holy Spirit wants to impart.
Hebrews 4:12 begins with, “For the Word” and is therefore meant to be a continuation of the revelation regarding entering into His rest… “Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:11-12)
The Word of God is a person, “Jesus,” and the words in [the Bible] are His words; they are His living, life giving, powerful, covenant promises to every believer. So right after the Lord compels us to enter into His REST, He tells us exactly HOW we are able to enter… By the power of the LIVING Word.
As we direct our focus and our faith to the Word instead of our surroundings or circumstances, the Word immediately imparts faith, hope and REST.
REST is not attainable through sheer willpower, it is supernaturally imparted by the Word of God.
It says in Romans 10:17 that faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. REST is the highest level of FAITH, and it comes by hearing the Word of God. In actual fact, what the original Greek says is that Faith comes by hearing yourself confess the Word of God.
Family, as we confess the Word or declare the Word instead of talking about the problem, we immediately ENTER into a place of REST, a place of FAITH and a place of JOY by the power imparted through the Word.
Father, I take my focus away from my challenges, and I enter Your rest by declaring the promises in Your living, powerful Word, in Jesus Name!
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