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Work Is Done; Rest In Him !!!!!!

28 Sep
Work Is Done; Rest In Him !!!!!!

There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. (Hebrews 4:9)

God has provided a Sabbath, and some must enter into it. Those to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief; therefore, that Sabbath remains for the people of God. David sang of it; but he had to touch the minor key, for Israel refused the rest of God. Joshua could not give it, nor Canaan yield it: it remains for believers.

Come, then, let us labor to enter into this rest. Let us quit the weary toil of sin and self. Let us cease from all confidence, even in those works of which it might be said, “They are very good.” Have we any such? Still, let us cease from our own works, as God did from His. Now let us find solace in the finished work of our Lord Jesus. Everything is fully done: justice demands no more. Great peace is our portion in Christ Jesus.

As to providential matters, the work of grace in the soul and the work of the Lord in the souls of others, let us cast these burdens upon the Lord and rest in Him. When the Lord gives us a yoke to bear, He does so that by taking it up we may find rest. By faith we labor to enter into the rest of God, and we renounce all rest in self-satisfaction or indolence. Jesus Himself is perfect rest, and we are filled to the brim in Him.

C.H. Spurgeon, Faith’s Checkbook

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2014 in Christianity, Faith, hope, Inspiration, Life, Love, Religion

 

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15 responses to “Work Is Done; Rest In Him !!!!!!

  1. Naomi

    September 28, 2014 at 5:24 am

    Levi, I wanted to let you know that I put your daughter’s name down on our prayer list at church today (Faith Baptist Church in Fawker, Melbourne). They prayed for her health and well-being, and for her salvation. The prayers that are put down for the service are also prayed over during Faith’s mid-week prayer and devotional time. I am still praying for your daughter every day and will continue to do so. I hope this encourages you.

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    • Levi Thetford

      September 28, 2014 at 8:15 am

      You are a great encouragement to me for doing this. Thank you so much. As I told you, I am praying for you family as well. Thank you, my dear. God bless you!!! 😀

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  2. realchange4u

    September 28, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Oh to trust you! Lord. Let this be my purpose. Rest. Thanks for sharing Levi.

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  3. Elaine

    September 28, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Thank you for this post today Levi! Perfect post for the Lord’s day, especially the start of it. Headed off to church soon and this just sets the mood and desire to be there even more than it already was! God bless your Sunday Levi!

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    • Levi Thetford

      September 28, 2014 at 8:11 am

      I’m glad it is a blessing to you, Elaine. Enjoy your worship. We are off to the airport in an hour to return home from Oregon. Lord bless you!!!

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      • Elaine

        September 28, 2014 at 8:18 am

        Thanks and safe travels Levi!

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  4. atimetoshare

    September 28, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Great post! Our rest is complete and refreshing through our Lord, Jesus.

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    • Levi Thetford

      September 28, 2014 at 1:25 pm

      It is indeed! Hope your party was great yesterday. We’re flying home today from Oregon. We’re all messed up because of traffic control fire in Chicago. Gonna be a long day. Lol. Leaving Portland in an hour. Lord bless you both!!!😀

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      • atimetoshare

        September 28, 2014 at 8:59 pm

        My grandson was also delayed on his flight from S. Carolina on Friday for the same fire. Have a safe trip home. Our day was awesome. Today spent at church, resting, topped off with an afternoon of watching football. 😴

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        • Levi Thetford

          September 28, 2014 at 9:02 pm

          Now we’re stuck in Chicago for the night. We’ll be home about 3 tomorrow. At least we found a nice room at the Crowne Plaza. Lol. Glad you had a nice day yesterday and today.

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          • atimetoshare

            September 28, 2014 at 9:05 pm

            😕

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            • Levi Thetford

              September 28, 2014 at 9:07 pm

              It’s fine. It really not a big deal. There are over 10,000 without flights. I’m thankful to have gotten a nice room.

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