Enter into His Rest…

I really feel it on my heart this lunch hour to share on entering into God’s Rest…

What I shared on yesterday – A New Creation – the understanding of this – when the Holy Spirit brings revelation to your heart that this is the truth and God’s solution to the human problem in that we were not able to keep the requirements of the Law – to Love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our strength and with all our mind – before He gave us a new heart and a new spirit and a righteous soul and that we needed the Holy Spirit within us to enable us to complete this – then you will in that instance – when He brings revelation – enter into His Rest…

I’ll explain it like this…

The Lord has been revealing these truths to me over the last – I don’t know how many years – as I start to think back I can remember that even as I was saved at age five the Lord deposited a seed of Grace in my heart – I just worship Him…

Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that as we come to this understanding that our new self is completely perfect – yes, it is still growing – it’s like a perfect baby when we are saved and just as Jesus increased in wisdom so does our new self – Jesus was always perfect and yet He grew – He is our Prototype – God proving that this “new creation” works by demonstrating it on His Son (God in human flesh) by allowing Him to live on earth and not committing any sin and handling all of the devil’s temptations – and now that He has overcome we know that we will also…

And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. (Luke 2:52 NASB)

For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings. (Hebrews 2:10 NASB)

This is how we “walk on water”…

Walk on water in the spiritual realm – it is through our faith…

Our knowledge of the truth by revelation of the Holy Spirit…

It is just a fact…

We – our new creations – our entire inner beings – do not sin…

Sin which dwells within me does sin but this is not me…

And this is decaying and becoming less and less every day…

This is the reality – I am living it – I am seeing it – It is real…

The joy I’ve felt since I realised that I no longer sin is so overwhelming – thanks be to God for His Indescribable Gift – He really has made provision and it really is finished… 🙂

When I gave myself to the Lord and handed Him my “bundle of sin” back when I was five – He practically credited the forgiveness of those sins to me – He’d already forgiven me on the cross…

But Jesus was saying, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34a NASB)

When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him. (Colossians 2:13-15 NASB)

Having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us…

Thank You Jesus… 🙂

They are gone…

Gone-burger… 🙂

And when I see that I am completely and forever clean – never to be condemned or under His Wrath again – I begin to lift up my head and in humility behave the way I am – clean and righteous and forgiven and pardoned and purified and reconciled… 🙂

Beautiful…

I get to a place where I don’t strive anymore – I have nothing to prove, I have nothing to achieve – I have nothing to strive after – I have arrived in that place of rest where He always wanted me to be – even in the Garden of Eden He wanted this – fellowship with Him – unbroken fellowship with Him – He has taken out of the way the sin issue – once and for all – so that I can enjoy unbroken fellowship with Him – Eternal Life – for the rest of Eternity – it has – Eternal Life – already begun for me.

I am – my new creation is – an eternal being which will never die – yes, I’ll get a Glorified Body one day when my mortal one is swallowed up in immortality – whether by death or if I remain until He comes, transformed in the twinkling of an eye – I will be immortal like Him – but my new creation (my new heart, my new spirit, my righteous soul) is already immortal – my existing body just isn’t (bummer eh?)… 🙂

So I see that those scriptures are true and that this is what He created us for – to know Him in rest – not striving to please Him or gain approval but from a place of approval enjoying intimacy and fellowship with Him…

I’ve been experiencing a lot of joy – like a lot of joy – recently and I see it directly proportional to my understanding of my righteousness in Him…

My sins are forgiven me for His Name’s Sake…

Hallelujah Lord!!!

Because I know this – even if others around me see sin coming out of me at various times – if they see this – and even if they condemn me or point their fingers at me and put me down – I know that this is not me – it is what I used to be – it is sin which dwells within me and instead of getting all introspective about this and trying to sort it out and stressing out about it – I just ignore it and wait for the Holy Spirit to reveal truth to my innermost being and as He does – that behaviour or that characteristic or whatever just naturally falls off…

Hallelujah Lord!!!

I’ve been having some eczema on my wrists  since the end of May (after not having any eczema for a long time anywhere on my body) and usually when this happens I go very introspective and try to figure out what I might be doing wrong or what food I’m eating which is wrong or some sin which I might be committing or whatever – I try to “get to the bottom of it” – but this time I’ve just been able to accept it and the Lord said, “I have healed you”…

And when He said it I said back to Him in my heart, “No you haven’t cos I’ve still got the eczema, look at it – I’m scratching myself to death here!” and immediately He reminded me of what He’d said to me when He delivered me from pornography, “I have set you free” and when He said that I hadn’t believed Him either (just hadn’t been able to) – but sure enough He had… 🙂

And it’s the same with this eczema one – I’ve believed Him this time – although I don’t see the practical out workings of that healing in my body – He has healed me – He speaks things that do not exist into being – so even though I don’t see healing – I am healed – and I am resting in that and not striving to do anything about it – a beautiful place to be…

He had me praising Him for being released from pornography before I even was released – I remember that quite clearly and feel His joy now as I type on that one – that is the God which we serve – He creates the faith in us before He practically delivers us…

Do we have to live in a continual striving before God?  No…

Once we see what we’ve been freely given by God there is no place for striving and no place for boasting…

Seriously…

None…

It is perfect peace…

It is fullness of joy in His Presence…

Yes, hard times come…

Yes, we get “knocked about”…

Yes, there are still things which we don’t understand about what God allows in our lives…

But…

His Peace is always with us and we know He causes all things to work together for good in our lives…

We are secure in Him…

As such we are in His Rest…

We have entered into His Rest…

He has no record of my sin – He nailed the record of my sin to the cross…

He remembers my sin no more – they are cancelled…

All my debts are cancelled…

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood– (Revelation 1:5 NASB)

He released me from my sins by His Blood…

Just like He told me regarding my eczema, “You are healed” – “by His Stripes you were healed” – I was healed by Jesus on the cross from my sin – and released from my sin – all of it – by His Blood on the cross…

and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father– to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. (Revelation 1:6 NASB)

About andrew james horton

Hi, my name is Andrew James Horton... I am a Kiwi (New Zealander), born in Christchurch (05 September 1971), now in my late-forties (I feel so old saying that)... I am blessed to be married with five children and six grandchildren... :-) I am at present a Principal Structural Engineer, Director working in Christchurch, New Zealand... I am passionate about prophetic intercession and about revival both in New Zealand and throughout the world... I am passionate to pray that the Church, the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, will be all that He - the Lord Jesus Christ - desires her to be in our generation... I felt that the Lord gave me the name of this blog site, "a house of prayer for the nations - prophetic intercession for worldwide revival" and wanted me to "put it out there" and start recording the prayers which are on my heart to pray in the hope that others would also be encouraged to share the prayers which are on their hearts to pray and that in the unity of the Spirit we could participate together in this activity in different locations around the world as He leads us... If the Lord leads you, let's join in prayer for the Lord's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven in our generation... Love in the Lord, Andrew
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