resting in God 6-23-17

2017-06-23 13:03:06


RESTING in God-in your heart. Not just from hard work. We can rely on Him from beginning to end. REST-perpetual sabbath "rest" to be enjoyed uninterruptedly by believers in their fellowship with the Father and the Son, in contrast to the weekly Sabbath under the Law. Because this sabbath "rest" is the "rest" of God Himself.  Believers now enter into  divine "rest,"  believing He will lead us into the promise land. to refresh: equivalent to trust, reliance, relief

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


Ex 33:14 God said, "My presence will go with you. I'll see the journey to the end."  MSG

1 Kings 5:4 But now the Lord my God has given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary nor evil confronting me.  AMP

23% Of Bible recorded healings Jesus did were done on Sabbath

Matt 12:8 For the Son of Man is Lord [even] of the Sabbath.  AMP

Mark 2:27 And Jesus said to them, The Sabbath was made on account and for the sake of man, not man for the Sabbath;  AMP

John 5:16 For this reason the Jews began to persecute (annoy, torment) Jesus and sought to kill Him, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath . AMP

2 Chron 15:15 The whole country felt good about the covenant promise they had given their promise joyfully from the heart. Anticipating the best, they had sought God and he showed up, ready to be found. God gave them peace within and without a most peaceable kingdom! MSG

Job 11:18 Full of hope, you'll relax, confident again; you'll look around, sit back, and take it easy.

19 Expansive, without a care in the world, you'll be hunted out by many for your blessing. MSG

Job 24:23  God gives them security, and they rest on it; and His eyes are upon their ways.  AMP

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. 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. MSG  

Ps 116:7 Return to your rest, O my soul, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.

8 For You have delivered my life from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from stumbling and falling.

9 I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

10 I believed (trusted in, relied on, and clung to my God), and therefore have I spoken [even when I said], I am greatly afflicted.  AMP


Ps 116:7 I said to myself, "Relax and rest. God has showered you with blessings.

8 Soul, you've been rescued from death; Eye, you've been rescued from tears;  And you, Foot, were kept from stumbling."

9 I'm striding in the presence of God, alive in the land of the living!

10 I stayed faithful, though bedeviled, and despite a ton of bad luck,  MSG

Isa 63:14 Like a herd of cattle led to pasture, the Spirit of God gave them rest." That's how you led your people! That's how you became so famous!  MSG

Isa 14:3 When God has given you time to recover from the abuse and trouble and harsh servitude that you had to endure,

4 you can amuse yourselves by taking up this satire, a taunt against the king of Babylon: Can you believe it? The tyrant is gone! The tyranny is over!

5 God has broken the rule of the wicked, the power of the bully-rulers

6 That crushed many people. A relentless rain of cruel outrage Established a violent rule of anger rife with torture and persecution.

7 And now it's over, the whole earth quietly at rest. Burst into song! Make the rafters ring!  MSG

Isa 28:12 and he'll do it through foreign oppressors. He said before, "This is the time and place to rest, to give rest to the weary. This is the place to lay down your burden." But they won't listen.  MSG

Ps 81:6 "I took the world off your shoulders, freed you from a life of hard labor.


Matt 11:28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]

29 Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls.

30 For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne. AMP

Matt 11:28  "Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest.

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

Luke 12:25 "Has anyone by fussing before the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch?

26 If fussing can't even do that, why fuss at all?

27 Walk into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They don't fuss with their appearance but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them.

28 If God gives such attention to the wildflowers, most of them never even seen, don't you think he'll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you?

29 "What I'm trying to do here is get you to relax, not be so preoccupied with getting so you can respond to God's giving.  MSG

Heb 3:11 Accordingly, I swore in My wrath and indignation, They shall not enter into My rest.

12 [Therefore beware] brethren, take care, lest there be in any one of you a wicked, unbelieving heart [which refuses to cleave to, trust in, and rely on Him], leading you to turn away and desert or stand aloof from the living God.  AMP    ↕↕↕

Heb 3:11 Exasperated, I vowed, "They'll never get where they're going, never be able to sit down and rest."

12 So watch your step, friends. Make sure there's no evil unbelief lying around that will trip you up and throw you off course, diverting you from the living God.   MSG

Heb 3:19 So we see that they were not able to enter [into His rest], because of their unwillingness to adhere to and trust in and rely on God [unbelief had shut them out].  AMP

Heb 4:11 Let us therefore be zealous and exert ourselves and strive diligently to enter that rest [of God, to know and experience it for ourselves], that no one may fall or perish by the same kind of unbelief and disobedience [into which those in the wilderness fell].  AMP

Heb 4:9  The promise of "arrival" and "rest" is still there for God's people.

10 God himself is at rest. And at the end of the journey we'll surely rest with God.

11 So let's keep at it and eventually arrive at the place of rest, not drop out through some sort of disobedience.  MSG

Jude 2 Relax, everything's going to be all right; rest, everything's coming together; open your hearts, love is on the way!  MSG

John 14:1 DO NOT let your hearts be troubled (distressed, agitated). You believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely on God; believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely also on Me.

2 In My Father's house there are many dwelling places (homes). If it were not so, I would have told you; for I am going away to prepare a place for you.

3 And when (if) I go and make ready a place for you, I will come back again and will take you to Myself, that where I am you may be also.  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 28:7 The Lord is my Strength and my [impenetrable] Shield; my heart trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song will I praise Him.  AMP

Ps 57:7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is steadfast and confident! I will sing and make melody.  AMP

Ps 108:1 O GOD, my heart is fixed (steadfast, in the confidence of faith); I will sing, yes, I will sing praises, even with my glory [all the faculties and powers of one created in Your image]!  AMP

Prov 19:23 The reverent, worshipful fear of the Lord leads to life, and he who has it rests satisfied; he cannot be visited with [actual] evil   AMP

2 Chron 14:7 Asa said to his people, "While we have the chance and the land is quiet, let's build a solid defense system, fortifying our cities with walls, towers, gates, and bars. We have this peaceful land because we sought GOD; he has given us rest from all troubles." So they built and enjoyed prosperity.  AMP

Jer 6:16 Thus says the Lord: Stand by the roads and look; and ask for the eternal paths, where the good, old way is; then walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk in it!  AMP

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. AMP

Ps 16:9 Therefore my heart is glad and my glory [my inner self] rejoices; my body too shall rest and confidently dwell in safety,  AMP

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.  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. MSG

Ps 55:6  And I say, Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.

7 Yes, I would wander far away, I would lodge in the wilderness. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!  AMP


Ps 55:6 "Who will give me wings," I ask   "wings like a dove?" Get me out of here on dove wings;

7 I want some peace and quiet. I want a walk in the country, MSG

Ps 140:12 I know and rest in confidence upon it that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will secure justice for the poor and needy [of His believing children].

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Ps 140:12  I know that you, God, are on the side of victims, that you care for the rights of the poor. MSG

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 1:33 First pay attention to me, and then relax. Now you can take it easy you're in good hands." MSG

Dan 12:13  "And you? Go about your business without fretting or worrying. Relax. When it's all over, you will be on your feet to receive your reward."  MSG