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“For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.” Hebrews 4:10

 

Beloved, you cannot enjoy any measure of victory in your life except you start engaging in rest. From our memory verse, you will see the simple definition of rest if you read it over and over. Someone who is engaging in rest has ceased from his own works. This sounds basic but in reality, how many of us have ceased from our own works? We still strive and labour in our own might, not observing the constant rest that should be in our spirit. God rested from all his works on the 7th day and that day is blessed with restoration and it acclaims victory. Many times as Christian we come to God from the place of chaos, anxiety, depression, fear and worry instead of from the place REST. This makes us stressed, worn-out, fatigued, and we burn out too early in life, not achieving our divine purpose.

This is why the book of Hebrews says we should strive to enter into rest and not strive to enter into victory, for it is from the place of REST that we are able to receive from the Lord. This is because it takes faith in God, intimacy, relationship with God our Father to be in a state of rest. This state of REST is that state of mind where you have ceased to worry, when you have ceased to struggle or to reason out how you will be able to work out or solve your problems. When you’re still involved, worrying and striving in your own might, God’s hands are tied and He can’t step in, but once you hands-off and say “Father take over” and you enter into REST, the peace of God will flood your heart and your victory will be sure.

FURTHER STUDY
Hebrews 4:1-16.

PRAISE REPORT
Open doors
I had issues with my job and it was affecting my family. My wife came to church one day and sowed a seed on my behalf. God opened unimaginable doors for me as a result of that seed. During another service, daddy Larry declared that every dead thing in our lives will receive life. I received it. From that day, things that have not been working before started working. Even my phone that packed up for about 4 months came alive. Glory be to God!
– Chinedu O.

 

Today, our 30 days fasting and prayer focus will be VICTORY OVER SATANIC STRONGHOLDS

Turn to Day 15 of your prayer book and pray!

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