(Fasting and prayer day 17)
“We who have believed do enter that rest” (Heb 4:3)
At creation, God worked for six days and rested on the seventh day. This is a divine law: work first and rest later. Faith in God’s Word is the key that opens that promise of rest. Unbelief in God’s Word shuts the gate to that rest. In Greek, the word ‘rest’ it means ‘to settle down’. In other words, if you believe the Bible, you shall settle down. If you do not believe the Bible and rebel against God’s commands, you shall work forever and you shall not be able to settle down. To understand the blessings of faith, the following are some definitions of the words ‘to settle down’. Unbelief will shut you out from these blessings. Please pray and know your heart and your standing with God. You either have faith in God and you shall settle down or you shall be a slave to unbelief and unsatisfied work forever. You cannot be in between. Choose your life style: faith and blessings or unbelief and curses! As for me and my household we shall completely trust and serve the Lord God!
To settle down it means:
To marry and be happily married; to begin living a stable and orderly life; to become mature, calm or composed
To have a home; to start living in a place where you intend to stay for a long time, usually with your spouse
To feel comfortable; it means to become familiar with a place and to feel happy and confident in it
To dwell it means to live as a resident and not a visitor; to become established in your life style
To abide it means to wait, to endure, to dwell patiently without yielding to outside pressure, to continue in the same place without interruptions; as a king on his throne, he cannot vacate that position for as long as he lives
To make roots and fruits
To arrive at your destination and rest
To provide compensation for a claim; to pay a debt
The opposite of ‘settling down’ it means:
To depart, to leave, to move on, to abdicate your throne, to exit, to evacuate, to say good bye, to step down, to resign, to give up, to surrender to the enemy, to forsake your destiny,
To darken, to obscure, to quench the Spirit
To vacate your place for another, to withdraw from your blessings, to work nonstop, to be restless, to worry,
In Christ I declare:
I am a child of God!
I have faith in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit!
I reject the demon of unbelief,the curse of anxiety and the poison of rebellion!
I work now and I shall rest later!
I am settled down in the Holy Ghost!
I am happily married!
My heart is established in the faith! No shaking! No retreating! No surrender to the enemy!
I seat with Christ as a king on my throne! I shall not vacate it for anybody for it is my portion and gift from my Heavenly Father!
Queen Vashti is gone! As Esther sat, so I seat on my throne!
I abide in Christ and His words abide in me! Therefore, all my prayers are answered!
Because Jesus died for me, I am now debt free!
To the glory of God!
In Jesus name