KEY SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 4:2 KJV “For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it”.
The key scripture describes a people who could not enter into God’s rest. They did not make a positive input into the word of God to bring about a change in their affairs. There are many people who suffer various kinds of calamities and hardships. A number of them claim it is God’s way of teaching them a lesson in patience. My question is how would God place our sicknesses on Jesus and then bring them to you to teach you a lesson? Can he put our sins on Jesus and still bring sins your way to teach you a lesson? If he will not do that for our sins which Jesus bore on the cross, why would He do that for sicknesses which the Lord Jesus also carried away according to Isaiah 53:4&5?
In all these cases we need to make a positive input to enjoy God’s blessing or rest. God on his part has given us everything that pertain unto life and godliness (2nd Peter 1:3) He has given us all promises that shows His advance provision for victory and success. We must commit our confidence and absolute reliance on these promises. We must mix the word with faith. In Christ all the promises are yes. Every promise is already fulfilled in Him (2nd Corinth 1:20) You have to make a positive input. Say yes to the word of God. Tell the Lord this word is true in my case.
IF your condition is to obtain victory over the devil, arise and say I have conquered the enemy in Jesus name. The rod of the wicked will not rest on the lot of the righteous (Psalm 125:3) Take your stand on this scripture and refuse the activities of the enemy over your life. If it is your marriage, tell the devil what God has joined together no one including the devil can separate it. Well when it has to do with the will of a second person, you need to make a lot of intercessions. In any case don’t throw in the towel. God would speak and things would turn around.
Whatever the negative situation is, look for what God has said and agree with the scripture. Make a positive input about the situation and you would definitely have your rest concerning that situation.
The word of God is forever true. I believe and so I have whatever the word says. My condition, no matter how it is always aligns according to my faith.
2 Corinth 1:20 KJV “For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us”
2 Peter 1:3 KJV” According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue”