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        (03/19/2002) entering into His rest
Hello prayer warriors,

1. Prayer note: entering into His rest

[Galatians 5:1]
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ
hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the
yoke of bondage.

My pastor recently gave us a new revelation. In the
Old Testament time, the key word for hearing from God
is "wait". In the New Testament time, the key word is

I went out with a few girlfriends the other day and we
were talking about this subject. Should we stop
travailing and fasting and doing all the necessary
things which we think we need to do in order to hear
from God and just "rest"? Wouldn't this be an abuse to
the privilege that God has given us?

There are two sides of a coin. I felt that we should
look at this revelation in context. I agree with my
pastor that the New Testament emphasis has shifted.
I'm now reading the book of Galatians and Paul again
and again pointed out to the Galatians that our only
basis with God is grace and not works. I suppose that
many times, we not only "work" to gain God's approval,
but we also "work" at hearing from Him.

I know that I've spent hours and days travailing to
hear from God when I started out as a Christian. Some
days I would cry my eyes out until I thought I started
seeing rainbows through the tears, just for God to say
something. I would wait and wait but God did not show
up with an audible voice. Those sessions would leave
me very frustrated and frankly, a little upset that
God did not care that I was turning myself blue trying
to reach out to Him.

I guess my pastor is right at that point. Because I've
heard God the clearest when I am not trying so hard.
When I am just resting and bathing in His presence, a
small voice would come. Sometimes it is so clear (it's
still not audible but an inner voice)
that I would be
overwhelmed and extremely comforted. God always bring
comfort to me when He speaks. That is the beauty of
having someone as perfect as Him as a companion.

But please don't use this as an excuse not to fast or
to pray and spend more time with God. It is coming to
God with an attitude: the right attitude. Not coming
to Him with our works demanding that He submit because
we have laboured soooooo very hard. But realising that
our basis with God is that we are undeserving and yet
He gave. When we come to God in that attitude of rest,
we will struggle less to hear that inner voice. We
will learn to stand fast in that liberty that Jesus
has given us in the new covenant and come to God in
the basis of a son, free from having to work in order
to gain an audience with the Father. If we are to
labour at all, maybe we should labour to enter into
God's rest.

[Hebrews 4:9-11]
9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of
10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath
ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest,
lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

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is different when one is married. One cannot remain
glued to the computer and neglect one's "ministry" in
marriage. But seriously, besides adjusting to my
married life, God has really prospered my business and
I find myself having too much to do. I haven't been
able to take leave to go on my honeymoon. But don't
worry, I believe that God will provide me wisdom on
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