There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God (Hebrews 4:9)
Rest – Repose (to place trust in someone; in the control of some person or group), quiet, quietude, ease, tranquility, peacefulness, relaxation, sleep, standstill, calm. Rest is something God has provided for His people through the gift of His Son, Jesus. Jesus came not only to restore our relationship with God, but He came to provide everything we need physically, mentally, emotionally, financially and relational. The adversary comes to steal our peace by bombarding our minds with the cares of this world, as it enters our minds it also goes to the heart making many sick physically, mentally and emotionally. In this world, we will have trials and tribulation whether we’re a Christian or an unbeliever.
If we concentrate on the power of God rather than our problem, we will receive the peace of God. Having peace in God is not denying you have a situation or an issue, but you’re allowing God to be God and not the situation or issue. If we’re concentrating more on what we’re going through, we have made the issue our god. Jesus warned the believer, we would have tribulation, but He have over-came the world (These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world – John 16:38). Whether you know it or not, heaven is fighting for you; no way would God allow His children to be defeated by the adversary or the world when they have submitted themselves to Him completely.
Jesus said we are one with Him and the Father (That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me-John 17:21). Every born-again Christian has the Father backing them up. We look at the problem, we ask the Father for direction and we wait on Him. While we’re waiting, we’re building ourselves up in prayer, fasting, reading and studying the world of God so our faith will grow and our spirit will be sensitive to his Spirit and to His voice. God’s desire for His children is for them to place their trust in Him, there is nothing that can happened that God is not aware of, if He allowed it, then its going to work together for our good. We can’t run from a task the Father has given us, we must know that He has our best interest at heart. Jesus have overcame everything that would try to hinder and block; Greater is He that is in you than what is trying to destroy you!
Even though when we’re being persecuted, rejected, lied on, betrayed, lacking in finances, lacking companionship, hurting in our bodies, attacked with sickness and dis-ease our faith should be in God, and when our faith is in Him, we don’t have anxiety attacks, depression. We don’t have sleepless nights, our countenance is not sad, but of joy because we know where our help comes from. We know that our Heavenly Father will bring us out with the victory. When you rest, you look at the issue and tell it, God got this!
When a prophet speaketh in the name of the Lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him (Deuteronomy 18:22) Before the return of Jesus, the Bible has warned the believer there would be many false prophets. False prophets are known in the Bible as those with familiar spirit. False prophets have ruined many lives by the prophecy they have given individuals and the prophecy didn’t come from God, but by their own spirit and emotions. There is a difference between a prophet of God and a false prophet. A true prophet of God speak as the Lord gives him or her utterance, the prophecy will always line up with the Word of God; and the prophecy will come to manifestation, it will also be a confirmation of what God has already spoken in your spirit and heart. False prophets are known in the secular world as psyche’s. A true prophet of God will never give prophecies about receiving cars, money, homes and material items; God has promised, if we seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness, all these things would be given to us. Prophecy is given to encourage the individual in the Lord, confirming what God desires out of their life. Sometimes a prophecy is given about personal concerns, but usually its about the kingdom of God
True prophets of God will never ask for money to give you a word from God, they don’t give you a prophecy for $50.00 or $100.00; this is what psychic do, and it shouldn’t be in the body of Christ. God hasn’t changed, what He did through the prophets of old, He is still using them the same way. Prophets of old came to tear down and pluckup what the adversary had built, they also rebuked and exhorted the people of God, true prophets of God are still doing it God’s way. Christians shouldn’t be charging someone if God has given them a prophecy to give to someone. Neither should Christians be calling psychic lines, using astrology, numerology, palm reading, or psychometry, all of these are individuals that has a familiar spirit. Many Christians don’t know what a familiar spirit is; a familiar spirit is an evil spirit that becomes familiar with an individual or family. It follows that person or family and know their weakness-physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. In the Christian community, its called generational curse, but its really a familiar spirit, not a curse. A spirit that is familiar with you will communicate knowledge about you to those whom they serve such as the psyche and false prophets. Keep in mind every person who has supernatural knowledge about you is not of God.
Many of God’s people have been destroyed spiritually because of the lack of knowledge. Many Christians don’t take the time to read and study the Bible, our committment to God’s Word gives us knowledge and God will give us the wisdom how to apply the knowledge He has given us. God knows the past, present and future; if we place our trust in Him, He will give us the information we’re seeking when we seek Him and not people to give us a word of prophecy. Don’t allow everyone to pray for you and speak into your life because those that have been sent by Satan can speak damnation and other havoc’s into your life. No them labor among you!
There will be times God will send someone in your life to tell you what He wants from you; or what you should do regarding certain circumstances, and you will know the answer came from God, because it will agree with your spirit. It’s one thing about the Spirit of God indwelling our human spirit, when someone has the same Spirit there will be an agreement in our spirit. Satan’s time is running out and he is trying to destroy as many lives as he can, be committed to God, His Word; and His Spirit will lead you into all truth.
And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments: and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, neither did he hearken unto them; as the Lord had said (Exodus 7:22). Pharaoh was king of Egypt, and he had the people of God in bondage. God sent Moses and Aaron to tell Pharaoh to let His people go. Egypt was a place where they worship different deities. They believed in afterlife, but they didn’t worship the Creator. Spiritually speaking, the world is like Egypt; where the people is serving different gods, and the taskmaster is lust, addiction and all other ungodliness. God has ordained; apostles, pastors, evangelist, prophets and teachers to tell pharaoh and his taskmaster to let the people go. Satan is out to steal, kill and destroy as many as he can before they can come into the knowledge of God and His Son. People are in bondage, and is not aware, they’re in bondage, it’s our responsibility to set the captive’s free through the Spirit of God that lives within us.
Many are crying out in their minds and in their hearts for freedom and are in need of someone to care enough to pray for them until they receive their deliverance. The church should be a place where people come to receive healing and deliverance, but many of the churches, the glory of God has left, and because He’s not there, the people aren’t receiving what they need. Satan is real as well as other demonic spirits that has the people bound, and its going to take the Spirit of God to give them deliverance. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom and the Spirit of God will be manifesting Himself through individuals.
When have we seen the move of God in such away, people are laying on the floor under the anointing, people crying tears of joy, the Spirit of God moving all over the place and you know its the Spirit of God because people are being changed? The Spirit that rested upon the Apostle is the same Spirit today, He changes not, the anointing is not a thing of the past, but we must go back to the way the Apostle spiritual life was in order to receive the anointing they had. Every church should have fast days, and especially among those that are in leadership and working the altar. People and the spirits they’re dealing with are being patty caked when they come to the altar and leaving with the same spirits that had them bound.
Satan has no respect of person neither does the spirits that he sends forth to torment the people. Satan can’t be in every place at one time as God can, so he sends fallen angels as his taskmaster to destroy the peoples character, morals, judgement, bind them with chains of habits, drug and alcohol, lust and identity confusion. God has placed His Spirit in us to deliver His people, we should be fasting and praying for a move of God to move in our churches, moving among the people to set them free. Just as God moved in the churches and manifested Himself through those who were willing to be used by God, He will do the same thing today when He sees the churches that are thirsting to experience the move of God in their churches and in their being. Jesus came to set the captives free, but He must be welcomed in our churches so He can set them free. A body of believers without fasting and prayer cannot usher the Spirit of God into the sanctuary, He will not give visitations unless He sees hearts, waiting in expectation for His entrance.