THE MYSTERY OF REST


the mystery of rest

In A World Whereby There Is A lot Of Jostling And Bustling Here And There. Consciously Or Unconsciously, Even Believers Are Caught Up In The Web.

Rest Is The Hall Mark Of Faith. Rest Is Essential For The Miraculous To Flow. Until You Leave The Boxing Ring By Tapping The Hands Of Jesus To Step In, Winning Is Not In View.

When The Storm Came, The Disciples Were Wearing Out Themselves Frantically In A Bid To Save Themselves. But When They Remembered To Invite Jesus (Who Was Sleeping In The Midst Of A Storm) To The Situation, He Stopped The Storm.

You See, I Don’t Care About The Kind Of Storm That You’re Facing Right Now – Whether Stormy Marriage Or Academic Struggle. When You Invite Jesus To Step In And Take Over, Your Storm Will Be Over.

In A Jet Set Age And Restless World, Seeing Into The Realm Of The Spirit Will Always Confer Rest.

A Time Came When The Syrian Army Were Planning A War Against Israel, Anytime They Attempted To Make War Planes, The Secret Would Leak To Prophet Elisha Through Divine Intervention. And This Made Them To Be Frustrated. Then, They Sent An Army To Arrest The Prophet Of God.

Gehazi, The Servant Of the Prophet, Was Almost Paralyzed By Fear – Seeing The Army Of Syria Encamped Them But Elisha Could Not Be Daunted By Their Presence Because He Could See Into The Spirit’s Realm. He Prayed For Gehazi And His Eyes Popped Open. He Too Could See The Host Of Angels Engulfed Them And He Was At Rest.

Seeing Into The Realm Of The Spirit Will Always Confer Rest Anyday.

*LIFE IS TOILING OUTSIDE GOD*

life is ordinary struggle outside God's factor

The Race Does Not Belong To The Swift Neither Does The Battle Belong To The Strong. God Is The Lifter And Builder Of Men. He Promotes The Humble And Demotes The Proud.

Trying To Lift Your Problem Without God Is Like Trying To Lift A Lorry Without A Jack. Every Natural Happening Has Its Supernatural Antecedent. The Supernatural Is The Backbone Of Life. Life Is Ordinary Toiling Without God.

I Am The Vine, Ye Are The Branches: He That Abideth In Me, And I In Him, The Same Bringeth Forth Much Fruit: For Without Me Ye Can Do Nothing. (John.15:5)

One Encounter With The Truth Is Worth Than Many Years Of Efforts. Embrace The Truth And Live A Fulfilled Life.

The Secret of Rest


The secret of rest

Rest is the cardinal mark of faith. When Jesus told the fig tree to dried up, He did not stay there to watch if it would happen because of His confidence in the power of God, He left. It was His disciples who later saw that the decree that Jesus issued Has come to be (Mark.11:20).

There is a place of rest that you must have entered before God comes in. Your being fretted and despondent will not move God. In a doubled wrestling matches, a partner outside the ring must tap the hands of the one inside the ring before he comes inside, failure to do so is regarded as a foul play. So also, you will need to tap God’s hands for him to comes in.

Hannah cried and worried, she was fretted and heavied. But, when she came out of her worries and put a vow on her request, went home and worried no more, then God came in. The result – she got a baby. 1.Sam.1:10-20

It is the jet set age with so much jostling and bustling here and there, even Christians are caught up in the web. People are running helter skelter. A good Christian will always be composed because of his conscious of God’s presence.

During Jesus earthly ministry, there was no strain found in Him, He was always composed and calmed. Even when His disciples were ruled by the fear of the storm, He could afford to sleep because He was very conscious that God’s presence – though I don’t believe that Jesus was actually sleeping since He could see there troubles, but He was at comfort.

What can you do about it? What are you going to eat, drink, wear are always clamouring for your attention. Did you know that there are some Christians even when they are praying their minds will be racing from one issue to another: thinking of how to pay the school fees of the children who are about to resume in a week time, how to deal with a disrespectful house wise who doesn’t know how to respect her husband, etc – he has not prayed intelligent for a single item yet thereby rendering the whole process ineffective.

Don’t think that your much worries and cries  will ever move God. God has not called you to meditate on your problems, but he has called you to meditate on his word and obey them.

“This book of law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous and have good success.” Jos.1:8

If you wait for something spectacular to drop from heaven before you put His word to work, you will wait for ever.

Ceased from all fruitless labour and enter into a place of rest in our lord Jesus Christ.