TOPIC: INTRODUCTION TO THE MYSTERY OF REST
Scripture: Genesis 8:4. And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
Beloved, I welcome you to the second half of 2021. We give thanks and praise to God for the victory given to us all through the month of June. We trust God that your testimonies will start rolling in very soon.
We understand from scriptures that God is a God of order(1Cor.14:40). Hence at creation He set the pace by resting from creative activities;
Genesis 2: 2. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. 3. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
And He(God) desires that man rest also:
Hebrews 4: 9. There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. 10. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
Why does God desire rest for His people?
A. Because rest is good(Gen.49:14)
B. Because when there is no rest, there is no impact, no development, no meaningful progress.(2Chro.15:5-15)
Even the devil understands the importance of rest, so he is always restless without a human body that would provide him an accommodation:
Matthew 12: 43. When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.
However, the enemy of mankind, never wants man to rest, he will always raise one issue or the other. He arose through Pharaoh (Exo.5:5-10) as soon as Moses made move to free the people of God from the house of bondage;
Exodus 5: 5. And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now are many, and ye make them rest from their burdens.
But I have good news for somebody, whether the devil likes it or not, God will grant you rest on all sides in this month of July.
Now, there is a connection between the number seven and rest-
on the seventh day God rested (Gen.2;2,3)! It could have been any other day!
On the seventh month the ark of Noah rested (Gen.8:4). It could have been any other month. But God chose that month for the ark to rest.
Beloved, your ark could be the situation you are in right now, tossing you left and right. And because your ark is not resting, you cannot do any meaningful thing for yourself.
Just like Noah was locked up, you are tied down on a spot buffeted by all forms of troubles and allegations! I have good news for you, this month the Lord will cause you to rest from trouble and all the wrong allegations leveled against you.
Jehovah will vindicate you. Until the ark rested Noah did not rest. God will make your ark to rest this month in the name of Jesus.
There are various kinds of rest: spiritual rest, psychological rest, financial rest etc join me as we look upon the Monarch of the universe to beam His light on us on this subject,
THE MYSTERY OF REST
all through the month of July on this platform, Moment of Daily Encounter! And I trust God will bless you richly as you come along with us in Jesus name.
Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real. No one will escape the judgement of God after rejecting Jesus here on earth.
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord I pray you bring me into your rest in the name of Jesus.
– I prophesy in this seventh month your life is excused from calamity and disaster in the name of Jesus.
– Just like God made Noah’s ark to rest, so shall you and all yours be brought into rest in the name of Jesus Christ.
From your brother Alex
God bless you
Happy New Month.