Posts by Tobore Ekwevugbe:
God’s rest isn’t a passive state of inactivity! It’s a season of enjoying the rewards of labour having created a self-sustaining product or system. Heb4:10 puts it this way: For all who have entered into God’s rest have rested from their labours, just as God did after creating the world.
This refers to the reproductive circle of life and self-cleaning systems of the earth. After God created all in the beginning, he hasn’t created anything else!
The call to enter into God’s kind of rest, is a call to unlock our creative power. The ability to create and package a much required solution to man’s evolving challenges can launch an individual into financial rest.
When a leader creates effective systems and structures, the organisation he/she leads does not require leadership presence to run efficiently. If set procedures in place and followed, the creative leader can go on a holiday! He enters into this kind of rest because of he possesses creative abilities.
God’s rest can be described as the place of absolute trust in God. Resting by faith in the finished works of Jesus Christ grants us access to receive what God’s grace has freely made available. Our healing, prosperity and security has already been carefully thought out by the ever-lasting father!
Sometimes life can become overwhelming and difficult to navigate. In these times, it may be difficult to trust but Jesus says something quite inspiring in Matt 11:28-30 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
Here Jesus talks to the weary and burdened about learning from him, about taking on a different yoke, lighter and easier… that yoke is the word of Faith, the word of God!
Take it on, it will give you rest.
Jer 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart
Jeremiah15:16….your word were found, and I ate them…
This story I read illustrate what most ‘christians’ do.
A woman bought a parrot, took him home, and then returned him to the pet shop the next day claiming that the bird doesn’t talk. The owner asked if she has bought him mirror because parrots love mirrors. Next day she returned and said that the bird still wasn’t talking. How about a ladder? Parrots love a ladder. Sure enough she was back the next day; the bird still wasn’t talking. Does your parrot have swing? If not, that is the problem. He’ll relax and talk up a storm. The woman reluctantly bought a swing and left. When she walked into the store the next day her counternance had changed. The parrot died she said. The pet shop owner was shocked and sorry. So he asked if the parrot ever said a word and the woman said yes, before he died that does the shop she goes not sell any food.
The moral of this lesson is that: if we don’t feed ourselves with God’s word each day we will die spiritually, may we not die spiritually in Jesus name. Jeremiah said, Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart.
Continuation……in sermon today; How does God speaks to us?