THE LACK OF KNOWLEDGE ON WHAT CHRIST HAS ACCOMPLISHED FOR US AT THE CROSS AND THE NEW COVENANT HE MEDIATED WITH THE FATHER ROBS MANY BELIEVERS OF ENJOYING THE FULL BENEFITS OF HIS FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS.
(Psa 103:2-5) “Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
INSTEAD OF RESTING IN CHRIST AND HIS FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS, WE TRY TO EARN WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN EARNED AND PAY WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN PAID.
CHRIST IS GOD’S REST FOR THE NEW COVENANT PEOPLE. WHEN GOD FINISHED IS WORK OF CREATION HE RESTED, LIKEWISE, THE BIBLE SAYS THAT IF WE ENTER GOD’S REST, WE WILL ALSO REST FROM OUR WORK JUST AS HE DID FROM HIS. YOU SEE, GOD WANTS US TO REST IN CHRIST AND HIS FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS.
(Heb 4:9) “There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his.”
NOW YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHY JESUS SAID…
(Mat 11:28-29) “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
NOW YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHY JESUS SAID THAT HE IS THE LORD OF THE SABBATH OR REST.
(Mat 12:8) “For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”
BELIEVE IN CHRIST AND REST IN HIS FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS!
(Heb 4:11a) “Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest”
STOP TRYING TO EARN WHAT CHRIST HAS ALREADY EARNED AND PAY WHAT CHRIST HAS ALREADY PAID.
THE FACT THAT YOU CAN PRAY IN THE NAME OF JESUS MEANT THAT GOD ANSWERS YOUR PRAYERS BASED NOT ON YOUR OWN MERIT BUT THE MERIT OF CHRIST AND HIS FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS!
IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!