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Divine Rest/Freedom through Faith in Jesus

In the book of Matthew 11:28, Jesus said "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
:29-30 He says: take my yoke, learn of me, my yoke is easier/light.
To receive the rest He gives, we have to approach Him [Come unto me].
How then can we approach Him for His rest? Not physically but by Faith.
Hebrews 4:1-3 explains that it is by Faith in Jesus through the gospel (because that is how faith is realised - Romans 10:17).
Therefore, the rest that Jesus gives, is only gotten when we come unto Him, and we can only come unto Him through Faith in Him (total belief on His Word), as unbelief is a hindrance to that rest [Hebrews 3:18-19, 4:6]
Digging deeper into the teachings of Jesus in John 8:30-32;
30 As he spake these words, many believed on him.
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, "If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; "
32 "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
In this scripture, Jesus was speaking of the Mysteries of His crucifixion after which many believed as he spake [:30], (faith by hearing). Then Jesus said to those that believed "if ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;", and continues "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
In :31 Jesus reveals the secret to freedom and divine rest to those who had believed, which is; continuing in His word. (Matthew 11:29-30; learn of me, Hebrews 4:11; labour to enter...)
  • In the continuing the truth is revealed and faith is built.
  • In the truth freedom/rest is realised.
And this is a continuous process. But the very first step is believe in Jesus [:30] (John 3:16).
The Bottom Line:
Financial freedom on its own is not real freedom, bank holiday is not real rest, neither is Christmas break or any other related misconception. The only source of rest/freedom is Jesus, and you could start living a life of freedom; full of His rest by taking a Step of Faith: accepting Him as your personal Lord and Saviour today.
And keep looking unto Jesus (through his Word) as He is the author and finisher of our faith [Hebrews 12:2].

Remain forever blessed.

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