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‘Grace Waves Devotional’

 

He Saw That Rest Was GoodMt 11:28 Come to me and I will give you rest (NKJV

When we came to Christ at salvation, the Holy Spirit baptised us into the Spiritual body of Christ. We are now in Christ, and in the place of His rest.

 1 Cor 12:13  For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one bodywhether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. (NKJV)

 Eph 2:5-6  Even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together  (rest) in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. (NKJV)

 His rest is a 24/7 rest. Every second, every moment every breath is rest. For our part, we have to work to remain in His rest.

 Heb 4:11  Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest. (NKJV)

 Every time we are worried, anxious or fearful, we have come out of His rest! When we are driven by pressure, time or circumstances, we have come out of His rest!

 We have come out of His rest into performance mode, have gone back under the law and have fallen from grace and cut off its flow into our lives.

 Gal 5:4  You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. (NKJV)

 It’s like running a machine without oil, sooner or later it will seize up and break down. We however can choose to be at rest. Rest always releases the oil of the Holy Spirit that prevents us from seizing up and breaking down!

 Stop reading and pray this prayer: Jesus, today I ask you to reveal to me those areas of my life where I have come out of your rest, gone back under law and am being driven to perform. Give me your strength to say NO to pressure of circumstances, no matter how urgent they may be, and remain in your rest, knowing You have gone before me, to make a way for me!

Thank you Lord for Your grace that flows into my life!

 CONFORMED or TRANSFORMED

Rom 12:2  Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. (NKJV)

 Question: Where does undue pressure come from?  Answer: The world system.

 Question: Who controls the world system?                Answer: satan and his demonic army.

 When we succumb to pressure that forces us out of the rest of Christ, we are allowing ourselves to be moulded by a world system that is driven by satan!

 The 2 key words of Rom 12:2 are CONFORMED and TRANSFORMED.

 CONFORMED: This speaks of outward moulding. It is pressure that is applied to force us into a particular shape. Much like the potter uses his fingers to shape a clay pot!

 satan and his hosts work 24/7 to apply pressure that keeps us on the back foot and our lives out of control. This is the strategy we must resist!

 1 Pet 5:8-9  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith. (NKJV)

 TRANSFORMED: This speaks of inward change. The Holy Spirit through the word of God renews our minds and gives us the power to live out those words.

 Eph 4:21-24  If you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. (NKJV)

Conformation is change from the outside in, but transformation is change from the inside out! As this change takes effect in our lives, instead of the world changing us – we change the world! Praise The Lord!

 A TRANSFORMED LIFE IS A LIFE AT REST IN GOD!

 Meditation Point: As we stand strong in Christ and at rest in Him – His word is able to renew our mind from the inside out, bringing a transformed lifestyle that changes the world around us!

 Phil 4:6  Think (meditate) on these things! (NKJV)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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