“for it says in the Scriptures, And on the seventh day God rested from all his works.”
Wilderness wanderers are those who go in circles doing what they want to do disobedient to what they have heard from God.
Doing what we want to do is self focused and not Jesus focused.
Rest is when we stop calculating and start believing. Die to self and enter into eternal rest.
Only those who obey can believe and only those who believe can obey.
When we wrestle with God as Jacob did it is only when exhausted we reach the submission and rest that we come into the blessing God has for us.
It is a revelation to us when we come to the understanding that we cannot walk by ourselves.
We have to empty ourselves of self.
We reach that understanding often by opposition.
Our recognition of faithful comes from experiencing unfaithful.
Our recognition of love comes from experiencing hate.
Our recognition of rest comes from experiencing unrest
Jesus is who He says He is .
We recognise Him by experiencing who He isn’t.
Jesus is the finished work, the sabbath.
The 7th day. The rest.
The sabbath is for us .
We are not for the sabbath.
Jesus clearly defines this to the rule fastidious religious community.
“For the Son of Man exercises his lordship over the Sabbath.”
The Lord brings His people into rest by unrest.
Into unity by disunity.
Into love by hate.
He tells us when to take our hands off the plough and rest and if we do not listen He will remove our hands for us.
He knows our needs and the needs of the land and it is to meet these needs that He ordains such rules as the 7th day, 7th year sabbaths.
He provides during the fallow it is symbolic too of the principals of His spiritual cycles.
All teaches and trains us in trusting His Wisdom and word. He is our refuge.
2020 has been a hands off time allowing God space to put His hands on .
A time to be separated from the past, rest and prepare to step into new 2021 and on.
We have been arrested from running away and for obedience to be made ready for His harvest.
The illustration shows the multitude of harvest ready to be birthed following the obedience of rest and sabbath. The light pushing the darkness back.
Eight Scriptures that come to mind:
“Now the promise of entering into God’s rest is still for us today. So we must be extremely careful to ensure that we all embrace the fullness of that promise and not fail to experience it.”Hebrews 4:1 TPT
“for it says in the Scriptures, And on the seventh day God rested from all his works.”Hebrews 4:4 TPT
“But when some of the Pharisees saw what was happening, they said to him, “Look! Your disciples shouldn’t be harvesting grain on the Sabbath!””Matthew 12:2 TPT
“For the Son of Man exercises his lordship over the Sabbath.””Matthew 12:8 TPT
“Then he turned to all those gathered there and said, “Is it against the law to do evil on the Sabbath or to do good? To destroy a life or to save one?” But no one answered him a word.”Mark 3:4 TPT
“His massive arms are wrapped around you, protecting you. You can run under his covering of majesty and hide. His arms of faithfulness are a shield keeping you from harm.”Psalms 91:4 TPT
“When we live our lives within the shadow of God Most High, our secret hiding place, we will always be shielded from harm. How then could evil prevail against us or disease infect us?”Psalms 91:9-10 TPT
“Therefore you shall do my statutes and keep my rules and perform them, and then you will dwell in the land securely.”Leviticus 25:18 ESV
The song Lord Of The Harvest. YWAM