be still

2019-02-08 08:13:31


Sabbath-blessing is to off set the curse of working by the sweat of his brow. It was a foreshadow of Jesus who ended the curse and restored mans dominion.

REST-perpetual sabbath "rest" to be enjoyed uninterruptedly by believers in their fellowship with the Father and the Son,

The world is always roaring in our heads especially at this time. There is always a background of panic stress or anxiety. But we need to be still and hear Gods voice. God's voice will take us into places we have never been before.

The word STILL means to be astonished at the sound. Gods voice to Elijah didnt come in anxiety or a loud sound his voice came in stillness. It astonished Elijah and gave him the help and answers he needed

1 Kings 19:11 And He said, Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord. And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake;

12 And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire [a sound of gentle stillness and] a still, small voice.

13 When Elijah heard the voice, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him and said, What are you doing here, Elijah? AMP


1 Kings 19:11 Then he was told, "Go, stand on the mountain at attention before God. God will pass by." A hurricane wind ripped through the mountains and shattered the rocks before God, but God wasn't to be found in the wind; after the wind an earthquake, but God wasn't in the earthquake;

12 and after the earthquake fire, but God wasn't in the fire; and after the fire a gentle and quiet whisper.

13 When Elijah heard the quiet voice, he muffled his face with his great cloak, went to the mouth of the cave, and stood there. A quiet voice asked, "So Elijah, now tell me, what are you doing here?" MSG

Job 4:12 Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and my ear received a whisper of it. AMP


Job 4:12 "A word came to me in secret a mere whisper of a word, but I heard it clearly. MSG

Ps 46:10 Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth! AMP


Ps 46:10 Surrender your anxiety! Be silent and stop your striving and you will see that I am God.I am the God above all the nations, and I will be exalted throughout the whole earth. TPT

Isa 30:15 For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: In returning [to Me] and resting [in Me] you shall be saved; in quietness and in [trusting] confidence shall be your strength. But you would not, AMP


Isa 30:15 Lord Yahweh, the Holy One of Israel, says: Come back to me! By returning and resting in Me you will be saved. In quietness and trust you will be made strong. But you refused. TPT

Ps 37:7 Be still and rest in the Lord; wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him; fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass.

8 Cease from anger and forsake wrath; fret not yourself it tends only to evildoing. AMP


Ps 37:7 Quiet down before God, be prayerful before him. Don't bother with those who climb the ladder, who elbow their way to the top.

8 Bridle your anger, trash your wrath, cool your pipes it only makes things worse. MSG


PS 37:7 Quiet your heart in his presence and pray;keep hope alive as you long for God to come through for you.And dont think for a moment that the wicked in their prosperity are better off than you.

8Stay away from anger and revenge. Keep envy far from you, for it only leads you into lies. TPT

1 Peter 3:4 But let it be the inward adorning and beauty of the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible and unfading charm of a gentle and peaceful spirit, which [is not anxious or wrought up, but] is very precious in the sight of God. AMP


1 Pet 3:4 Let your true beauty come from your inner personality, not a focus on the external. For lasting beauty comes from a gentle and peaceful spirit, which is precious in Gods sight and is much more important than the outward adornment of elaborate hair, jewelry, and fine clothes. TPT

1 Sam 12:16 So stand still and see this great thing the Lord will do before your eyes now. AMP

Job 37:14 Hear this, O Job; stand still and consider the wondrous works of God. AMP


Job 37:14 "Job, are you listening? Have you noticed all this? Stop in your tracks! Take in God's miracle-wonders! MSG

Ps 23:2 He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters.

3 He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him not for my earning it, but] for His name's sake. AMP


Ps 23:2 You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from.

3 True to your word, you let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction. MSG


PS 23:2 He offers a resting place for me in his luxurious love. His tracks take me to an oasis of peace, the quiet brook of bliss.

3Thats where he restores and revives my life He opens before me pathways to Gods pleasure and leads me along in his footsteps of righteousness[so that I can bring honor to his name. TPT

Titus 1:2 [Resting] in the hope of eternal life, [life] which the ever truthful God Who cannot deceive promised before the world or the ages of time began.


Ex 33:14 And the Lord said, My Presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest. AMP

Ps 94:19 In the multitude of my [anxious] thoughts within me, Your comforts cheer and delight my soul! AMP


Ps 94:19 When I was upset and beside myself, you calmed me down and cheered me up. MSG


PS 94:19 Whenever my busy thoughts were out of control, the soothing comfort of your presence calmed me down and overwhelmed me with delight. TPT

Ps 127:2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to take rest late, to eat the bread of [anxious] toil for He gives [blessings] to His beloved in sleep. AMP


Ps 127:2 It's useless to rise early and go to bed late, and work your worried fingers to the bone. Don't you know he enjoys giving rest to those he loves? MSG

Prov 15:15 All the days of the desponding and afflicted are made evil [by anxious thoughts and forebodings], but he who has a glad heart has a continual feast [regardless of circumstances]. AMP

Luke 12:22 And [Jesus] said to His disciples, Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious and troubled [with cares] about your life, as to what you will [have to] eat; or about your body, as to what you will [have to] wear.

23 For life is more than food, and the body [more] than clothes. AMP


LUKE 12:22 Jesus taught his disciples, saying, Listen to me. Never let anxiety enter your hearts. Never worry about any of your needs, such as food or clothing.

23For your life is infinitely more than just food or the clothing you wear. TPT

Ps 16:8 I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

9 Therefore my heart is glad and my glory [my inner self] rejoices; my body too shall rest and confidently dwell in safety, AMP

Matt 11:29 Walk with me and work with me watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you.

30 Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly." MSG


MATT 11:28 Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Then come to me. I will refresh your life, for I am your oasis.

29Simply join your life with mine. Learn my ways and youll discover that Im gentle, humble, easy to please. You will find refreshment and rest in me.

30For all that I require of you will be pleasant and easy to bear. TPT

HEB 4:8 Now if this promise of rest was fulfilled when Joshua brought the people into the land, God wouldnt have spoken later of another rest yet to come.

9So we conclude that there is still a full and complete rest waiting for believers to experience.

10As we enter into Gods faith-rest life we cease from our own works, just as God celebrates his finished works and rests in them TPT

Ps 131:2 Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with his mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me [ceased from fretting]. AMP


Ps 131:2 I've kept my feet on the ground, I've cultivated a quiet heart. Like a baby content in its mother's arms, my soul is a baby content. MSG

Ps 81:6 I have removed your backbreaking burdens and have freed your hands from the hard labor and toil.

7You called out to me in your time of trouble and I rescued you.I came down from the realm of the secret place of thunder,where mysteries hide.I came down to save you. I tested your hearts at the place where there was no water to drink, the place of your bitter argument with me. Pause in his presence TPT

Ps 27:4 I'm asking God for one thing, only one thing: To live with him in his house

my whole life long. I'll contemplate his beauty; I'll study at his feet.

5 That's the only quiet, secure place in a noisy world, The perfect getaway,

far from the buzz of traffic. MSG

Matt 6:31 What I'm trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God's giving.

32 People who don't know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works.

33 Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don't worry about missing out. You'll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

34 "Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. MSG