“The Place of Rest”
LIVING FEAR FREE REQUIRES MIND RENEWAL.
SOUL REST COMES FROM A RENEWED MIND. (Matt 11:28-29)
IF YOU ARE STRESSED OUT… YOU ARE NOT RESTING SPIRITUALLY!
Hebrews 4:1 Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short of it.
2 For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not united (MIXED) by faith in those who heard.
3 For we who have believed enter that rest, just as He has said,
“As I swore in My wrath, They shall not enter My rest,”
although His works were finished from the foundation of the world.
WHAT’S GIVEN BY GRACE MUST BE POSSESSED BY FAITH.
4 For He has said somewhere concerning the seventh day: “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works”; 5 and again in this passage, “They shall not enter My rest.” 6 Therefore, since it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly had good news preached to them failed to enter because of disobedience, 7 He again fixes a certain day, “Today,” saying through David after so long a time just as has been said before, “Today if you hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts.” 8 For if Joshua had given them rest, He would not have spoken of another day after that.9 So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God.
10 For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His. 11 Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience.
12 For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.
14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
1 John 4:15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides (Dwells) in him, and he in God. WE REALLY DO LIVE IN HIM.
16 We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
17 By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world.
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love;
WHEN WE DWELL IN LOVE, WE DWELL IN A FEAR FREE PLACE.
AMP 18 There is no fear in love [dread does not exist],
WE ARE TO LIVE IN A PLACE WHERE DREAD DOESN’T EVEN EXIST.
AMP 18 There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror!
WNT Love has in it no element of fear; but perfect love drives away fear
WNT 18 Love has in it no element of fear; but perfect love drives away fear, because fear involves pain, (TORMENT, – TORTURE)
Matt 25:46 “These shall go away to everlasting punishment”
FEAR HAS HELLS ENVIRONMENT.
Deut talks about experiencing days of heaven on the earth.