Today’s Devotional – June 4th (Keeping 1 Day Holy! Part 2, “Rest”)

By admin On June 3rd, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – June 4th

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Keeping 1 Day Holy! Part 2: “Rest”

To read Part 1, just click here… “June 3rd (Keeping 1 Day Holy!)”

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In yesterday’s devotional, the idea was discussed, “Just how do I keep one day holy?” And the answer came back, “You cannot keep just one day holy!”

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That’s right! Holiness is a spiritual relationship with God. Holiness is the spiritual fruit which comes from the abiding presence of the Spirit of Holiness.

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So what does resting on the Sabbath Day have to do with keeping that day holy? How could physically rest make any day holy?

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Braet von Überfeldt – woman with bible 1866 wikipedia US-public-domain

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“AND YE SHALL FIND REST UNTO YOUR SOULS”

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Listen… “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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So here we see that Jesus is calling us to rest. But the rest He speaks of is not a physical rest, but is a “rest unto your souls”! And the labor He speaks of here is a labor which comes from the heavy burden of sin and unbelief! As God says in Galatians, “Now the works of the flesh are manifest…” Galatians 5:19. Here is the labor that must be set aside, in order to have true rest and true holiness.

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Yes, Jesus says His yoke is easy and His burden is light! And isn’t it true, that when we finally stop trying to run our own lives, and turn it all over to Jesus, that our life becomes much more simple and much less stressful?

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Bernhard Plockhorst – 1825-1907 – The Good Shepherd – Wikipedia – public domain

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ISAIAH SPEAKS OF PERFECT PEACE!

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Now the Bible goes even further in defining what our rest is to be. Listen to the words of Isaiah… “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee.” Isaiah 26:3

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This perfect peace (or “Rest”) is what we all desire, isn’t it? And such a peace is attainable by keeping our minds fixated on Jesus!

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But of course, such a spiritual victory may be easier said then done! As most of us have found out, the Christian life can be like a battlefield, so very often! And Paul addresses this issue of entering into this rest.

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Listen… “Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into His rest, any of you should seem to come short of it….Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.” Hebrews 4:1, 11.

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Yes, there remains a Sabbath Rest unto the people of God. But most of us have not yet attained that “perfect peace”. And so, as this above passage exhorts, we must labor to enter that rest.

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The Prophet Isaiah (Bible Card from 1904) – Wikipedia – public domain

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WAITING AT HIS DOORS, DAILY!

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But then, just how do we labor to enter in to that rest?

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Well, Jesus has already revealed the answer to this question in today’s signature Bible passage. Listen again… “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…”

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OK, so here is the recipe for success. Take Jesus’ easy yoke, and study His Word, in hope of finding out more and more about Jesus!

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And as we grow in the knowledge of Jesus, the more we will be filled with the wisdom of Jesus!

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ONE DAY NOT ENOUGH!

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Now of course, such an intense endeavor of cleansing and purifying the heart, requires a seven-day-per-week devotion.

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To spend just one day a week sitting at the feet of Jesus, and learning of Him is a good start.

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But those who truly desire to find that perfect peace and spiritual rest, will find that they must keep focused on Jesus throughout each and every day of the week!

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There is no other way to find perfect peace.

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ABOVE PICTURE: “Thy Word have I hid in my heart” Psalm 119:11

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SPIRIT OF HOLINESS MAKES ALL THIS POSSIBLE!

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But the very Good News is this! When we are indwelt by the Spirit of Holiness (The Hhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_040327-N-1261P-058_Navy_Chaplain,_Lt._Marc_Massie_assigned_to_Naval_Mobile_Construction_Battalion_Seventy_Four_(NMCB-74)_studies_his_Bible_for_an_upcoming_service.jpgoly Spirit), we will have such a thirst for God, that we will begin seeking Him on a 24/7/365 basis! We will have to often restrain ourselves from constantly talking about Him when in the company of others! 

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We will love to talk to Him as we go about our daily chores! We will love to commit a Bible verse to memory, at every opportune moment! And as we look at the innocent things of nature, we will be filled with a joyful appreciation for God’s marvelous power and wisdom!

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And the more we grow in seasoned wisdom, the more will every act of our life become as a living sermon! This is what Jesus’ life was all about when He was on earth. And this is where we too, are headed, in our own life!

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PART 3 CONTINUES TOMORROW

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THE READER IS ENCOURAGED TO LISTEN TO THIS 25 MINUTE BIBLE STUDY ON JEREMIAH 17:21-25 CONCERNING THE 7TH DAY SABBATH. THIS STUDY (#287) IS CONDUCTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO STATIONS…

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to labor to enter into that Sabbath-keeping that remaineth unto the people of God. Give me the strength and desire to contemplate Thy Word as I go about my day, today. Let my heart become filled with Thy Word, and with all Thy precious promises, that I may live the life of well-seasoned faith…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Planet Of “Rest”-Finding “Rest Unto Your Soul” (Part 2, Perfect Peace)” or you can also read… “Planet Of “Rest”-Finding “Rest Unto Your Soul” (Part 2, Precious Promises)”

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THE END


Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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1st FACE…THE NIGHT WATCHMAN

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 The first face, a man’s face, is easy to see. It is that proverbial ‘Man in the Moon’. Most have seen it. Even as little children. (The other two faces are not so easy to see.  But let’s concentrate on the first face.)

.The Silent Witness

Notice that the ‘Man in the Moon’ appears as though he is looking down at the Earth. ‘Shock and Awe’. That’s the look on his face. Sadness too! You might even see the tears running down his cheeks. (“Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.” Psalm 119:136) The Moon is spoken of as a “faithful witness”. God’s covenanted law is spoken of as a faithful witness as well. Listen to the Psalmist…

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“It (God’s covenant with David [i.e., Christ]) shall be established for ever as the Moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.” Psalm 89:37. Notice here that God is comparing His Covenant to the Moon as a “faithful witness”. The Moon reflects the light of the Sun, just as Christians should reflect the light of the Sun of Righteousness, Jesus, who should be in their daily lives. And so the Moon fulfills the verse from Psalms which proclaims… “Praise ye him, Sun and Moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.” Psalm 148:3

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“SEEK HIM THAT MADE THE 7 STARS & ORION”

Amos 5:8 

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“And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.” Rev. 18:1

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The above verse from Revelation speaks of an angel who came down from Heaven, proclaiming a message… “and the Earth was lightened with His glory.” Rev. 18:1. This passage takes on new light, as one considers that these signs in the Sun, Moon, and Stars are just now beginning to lighten the Earth with God’s glory. The Moon is a “Night Watchman”. The Moon is a “faithful witness” in the heavens. But this verse, “It (God’s covenant) shall be established for ever as the Moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven”, also seems to be speaking of the signs in heaven spoken of in this website. “Signs of Heaven” Website is dedicated to showing the various biblical signs that God has inscribed in the Sun, Moon and stars. In other words, God’s Covenant is literally written as a faithful witness in the heavens…in the night sky…in the various constellations, and also in our own solar-system. And if you will study this website, you will see for yourself that God’s Covenant is… “as a faithful witness in heaven.” (Psalm 89:37)

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 1st Face: The Night Watchman”

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TOMORROW:

” June 5th (Keeping 1 Day Holy, Part 3 “Works”)”

 

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO STUDY IN JEREMIAH 

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YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL.

 

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THIS STUDY #153 IS PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO…

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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