Daily Devotional, Year 3 – September 28 (How To Keep The Sabbath, Part 1: “Finding Rest Unto Your Souls!”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – September 28

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How To Keep The Sabbath, Part 1: “Finding Rest Unto Your Souls!”

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“Come unto me, all ye that labour

and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of Me;

for I am meek and lowly in heart:

and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30

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Here is the 4th Commandment.

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The problem is, most Christians don’t know what to do with it!

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“THIS IS THE DAY WHICH THE LORD HATH MADE!”

Psalm 118:24

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Well, today’s devotional will not attempt to defend one day or another, as the true Newhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Question_book_magnify2.svg Testament Holy Day.

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Neither will this devotional attempt to tackle the issue regarding whether “one man esteems one day above another: another esteems every day alike.” Romans 14:5.

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No, these are not the issues to be explored today.

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FINDING “REST UNTO YOUR SOULS”

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Instead, it will try to explore just how we can fulfill the admonition by Jesus to…“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 

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These above words are among the most important in the Bible!

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They speak of true rest, and not just a mere 24 hour cessation of physical labor!

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Instead, they lay down a divine principle for each and every burdened soul that is called to put on the easy yoke of Jesus, and begin to “break up (and cultivate) your fallow ground” of their own sin-ladened heart! (Hosea 10:12 ; Jeremiah 4:3)

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“PERFECT PEACE?”

Isaiah 26:3

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But the fact is, while many do enjoy fleeting moments of peace and security that come with being a Christian, the vast majority of those who take the name of Jesus are still living in a high degree of turmoil and unrest.

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Certainly they do not enjoy the promise found in Isaiah 26:3… “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee.”

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Yes, this above verse reveals that we can attain a far greater peace, joy, and contentment than we are now experiencing, if we will only learn to implicitely trust in the Lord with all our heart!

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Human worry & stress & depression – by Becky Wetherington for Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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And so, the question of the day is just this:

“How do I attain such a perfect peace

that comes from trusting the Lord?”

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A ROSIE-THE-RIVETER WORLD!

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The fact is, from cradle to grave, the world encourages us to rely on our own strength, our own cleverness, and our own ambition as we strive for happiness and success in every area of our life!

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We Can Do It! Rosie the Riveter – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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A “DO-IT-YOURSELF” WORLD!

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Just turn on the television and it won’t be long until some act of human effort is show-cased and promoted, even glorified!

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The good guy dukes it out with the bad guy!

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The ehttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Virgo_(11).jpgntrepreneur claws his way up the mountain of financial success!

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The pursued ones plot and scheme to ward off thehttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:James_Bond_Themed_Prop_Hire.jpgir pursuers!

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Our team works hard to defeat the other team!

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This faithless world constantly hammers it into our minds, that we must do it all by our own efforts!

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Super Bowl XLIII Thunderbirds Flyover Feb 1 2009 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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“TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL THINE HEART”

Proverbs 3:5

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Truly, we are indoctrinated into this do-it-yourself world on a 24/7/365 basis!

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Thus, this philosophy of human self-reliance is so thoroughly ingrained and deeply etched upon the tables of our heart that it becomes extremely difficult to give up our self-striving ways, when we finally do surrender our life to Jesus!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Battle for the heart – www.signsofheaven.org

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“FOR WE WALK BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT!”

2nd Corinthians 5:7

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And He is very willing to work day-by-day, with all those who are willing to learn of, and live by the faith-filled ways of Heaven!

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And He will cause us to unlearn the faithless ways of man, and begin to fill our hearts with His “great and precious promises!” 2nd Peter 1:4

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“LORD, INCREASE OUR FAITH!”

Luke 17:5

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And that, O child of God, is our great commission: to unlearn the faithless ways of this troubled world, and begin to walk by faith in the “great and precious promises” that are scattered like glittering diamonds, found “between the lines”, throughout the Bible!

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And so, today is an excellent day to begin to search out and seek after those precious gems!

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And upon discovering them one-by-one, carefully hiding them in the treasure-chest of our heart!

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“Through wisdom is an house builded;

and by understanding it is established: 

And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled

with all precious and pleasant riches.”

Proverbs 24:3, 4

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TO READ PART 2, CLICK HERE…November 7 (How To Keep The Sabbath, Part 2: “Where Prayer Was Wont To Be Made”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Put it in my heart to begin to seek after that peace which surpasses all understanding… 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… March 6th (How To Find Perfect Peace!) or you can also read… November 5th (A Rosie the Riveter World, Part 1)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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The heavens declare the glory of God,

and the firmament sheweth His handiwork!

Psalm 19:1

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THE SIGNS OF HEAVEN

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And speaking of glittering diamonds, just go outside on any clear and dark night and behold the glittering diamonds of the Signs Of Heaven!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Starry_Night_at_La_Silla.jpg

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Yes, like precious jewels, these heavenly signs sparkle brightly as they proclaim the precious truths of God’s Word.

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And those who are willing to devote themselves to unceasing prayer and constant meditation of God’s Word, will begin to locate these heavenly messengers!

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So why not put away our vain search for earthly treasures and begin to seach for the everlasting riches found throughout the Bible, and now to also seek after those precious gem-stones that God is revealing in the heavens…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Running The Christian Race (Part 2, Sensual Music)” 

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TOMORROW:

 

September 29 (Apocalypse NOW! Part 21: “It’s A Titanic World!”)

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