Wednesday, January 22, 2014
The Rest of the Lord!
"That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth." ( Deut 11:21)
This sounds too good to be true, but it is. Religion and tradition have taught us that if everything is going fine, you must be out of the will of God. Brethren, that is not true. Yes, we are going to go through trials, testings and tribulations. We are going to have our desert and wilderness experiences, but we can, also, have rest and enjoy God's best here on earth.
In fact, this was written under the Old Testament, which is the Old covenant. The word states that we have a better covenant with better promises. So, get it out of your religious mind that this was only meant for the Jews. True be told, we are actually, spiritual Israel. Which means that if God would bless one group of people and not another, then he is a respecter of persons and we know that is not true. (Heb 8:6/ Acts 10:34)
It is amazing to see Christians walking around with sad faces saying--"I am going through." Even when we are going through tough times, we need to drink of the new wine. The alcoholic drowns his sorrows and is happy for the moment. He sings and even dances for the most part. Some would even get brave and pick a fight with someone near them. However, the next day, he has a hangover.
The new wine is different. The new wine will give us courage and face up to our problems. I remember seeing the movie Scarface at the end scene, when he is fighting against impossible odds. He takes a powerful rifle and says---"Say hello to my little friend!" When you are drunk on the new wine, you can say---"Say hello to my big brother Jesus!" He will fight your battles.(Eph 5:18)
The new wine will make you rest in his promises and give you a high on a vision. Like the alcoholic, you won't feel life's toughest blows but you will laugh and say--"I got the victory!" As you do this, you will enter into your land of milk and honey. There, when you arrive, God will give you rest. God will show you what it is to live days of heaven upon the earth and you will be able to enjoy your salvation. Then, after a certain period of rest, you will be prepared to fight the next battle onward to victory and unto your next rest. God bless.