The Daily Word of Righteousness

Three Aspects of the Rest of God, #14

Now we who have believed enter that rest, just as God has said, "So I declared on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest.'" And yet his work has been finished since the creation of the world. (Hebrews 4:3)

By the grace of God we can overcome our worldliness. By the grace of God we can overcome the lusts and passions of our flesh and soul. By the grace of God in Christ we can overcome our stubborn determination to force our will. By the grace of God we can overcome our unwillingness to confess our own sins and our readiness to point out the sins of others. By the grace of God we can gain an understanding of God and His ways. By the grace of God we can overcome our desire to be preeminent among our brothers and sisters in the Lord.

We can conquer all these enemies through Christ. We can place our faith in the goodness and power of God, that He has everything in control and is working for our good. We can press toward the Lord Jesus each day, committing every aspect of our personality and behavior to Him. We can adopt a spirit of conquest and drive every enemy from our land.


God has completed all things from the beginning of the world. He now is resting while the created universe is passing from the Divine vision into observable reality. The Spirit of God is inviting us to enter God's rest, to flow with the wisdom and power of the Word of God. God's Word shall not return to Him before every detail of His plan has been accomplished to perfection.

We do not have to create our own heaven and earth. God has done all of this for us to a far more wonderful, marvelous extent than we could imagine in our most glorious dreams.

There are many enemies within and without. But what does it matter? If God is for us, who can be against us?

There shall be a new heaven and a new earth. Christ shall be Head, Center, and Circumference of all that is in the heavens and all that is on the earth. The Wife of the Lamb, the new Jerusalem, shall light the world with the Glory of God radiating from the Throne of God that dwells in her.

The Holy Spirit will flow as a River from which the righteous can drink. Surrounding the River will be trees of life—the saints who are planted forever in Christ.

The saved nations of the earth will no longer experience pain, sorrow, death, or corruption or destruction of any kind. The wicked will be contained forever in a fiery prison.

The earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the Glory of the Lord. The law shall come forth from Zion and the Word of the Lord from Jerusalem. Nothing shall hurt or destroy in all God's holy mountain.

The name of the new world will be Emmanuel—God is with us.

There shall be no Canaanites in the house of the Lord of Hosts.

This is the rest of God. Let each one of us leave all else behind and press forward into His rest. (from Three Aspects of the Rest of God)