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What Is Rest In The Lord

If you believe there is "rest" in the Lord please give a definition of this rest.

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I believe to Enter into God's rest is to enter into Salvation.
---kathr4453 on 12/19/10


Psalms 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass


This means to have faith, have hope in the Lord, and trut in him for your salvation.

This is the only place in the bible where the phrase " rest in the lord' ocurs.

Hebrews 4:10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God [did] from his.
This is an allusion to the sabbath
Hebrews 4:4 And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
---francis on 6/10/10


Yes, I do believe there is A Rest in The Lord, because I have experienced it and because it was so different to what I was used to.I believe it is a place. I also believe it is a sovereign act of God.It is not "the peace of the Lord", although
---Mandy_Wood on 6/10/10


Well said de!
---catherine on 4/13/10


To cease from laboring over the situation, grabbing hold of peace, and having faith in the Lord to work it out for you.
---de on 4/13/10




Well, that's a good question! Rest...After you have done all you can do, then the rest is left up to God. He shall go to work.
---catherine on 2/11/10


Rest in the lord occurs only ONE TIME in the bible

It means: Trust in the lord: have faith in the lord.

Psalms 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
---francis on 2/10/10


Rest in the Lord? It's to understand, at your core, that God wants only what is best for you and He will bring it about in His way (which may not be yours or even what you think is "best") He knows things you could never know.

When tragedy happens, you don't need to ply Him with questions of WHY. You aren't required to understand. The only requirement is trust.

If you know, without a doubt, that He loves you completely, and that His love never changes, you can weather many a storm with inner peace. If you stay in communication with Him, it will be a peace like none other. It will often amaze others... and possibly even you!
---Donna66 on 2/8/10


It's Trusting the way Our Father- through His Son by His Holy Spirit -work together as one.For us who believe.

The relationship is with us through Christ Jesus.We trust if we sin we have forgiveness when we repent -because he said so.We trust if we have lack of anything he will provide for us- because he said so.If we need His knowledge-we can ask he for it-he will give it -because he said so.If we are falling short- right now,he knows are hearts and will shred light to expose the truth to us- because he said so.We trust that nothing can separate us from His Love for us -because he said so.
We Trust him-because His is God-and we are not.

What a peaceful thought:pure and simple.
---char on 2/7/10


YES, have FULL CONFIDENCE that God did EVERYTHING (EVERYTHING) that needs to be done.

ALL that is REQUIRED was done/completed by His Son (the completeness/entirety of God) when HE did the "works of God".

OUR part is to simply TRUST and be confident that those "works" were completely sufficient (let His works be "manifest" in us and feel safe/secure enough to REST in Him)...

John 6:28
"What must WE do to be doing the works of God?".

John 9:3
"manifest in".
---more_excellent_way on 2/3/10




Jesus is the "whole fullness" of God (Colossians 2:9). Unlike the Israelites who had only the heavenly Father to worship, we now have BOTH the Father and the Son.

In order to grow spiritually ("MATURITY") and not continue in the "milk" of devotion that babes in Christ are trained with, we must understand ("abide in") scripture as the "doctrine of Christ"..

Hebrews 6:1
"go on to maturity".

2 John 1:9
"Any one who goes ahead [to MATURITY] and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ DOES NOT have God, he who abides in the doctrine has BOTH the Father and the Son".

Maturity and confident REST are 'spiritual growth'.

Verses are RSV.
---more_excellent_way on 2/3/10


In simple terms,rest and trust both,as verbs,mean to have or place confidence in. Depend is another word which could be used to describe what "rest" in the Lord is about. It doesn't mean to be completely motionless in life but once we have prayed,Spiritually,it means to allow God to do His work and not try to manipulate things to make something come about. To be in rest we let go and let God operate on a Spiritual level not an Earthly one as we would do. God responds to faith and the more we exercise our faith,praising God,trusting God,waiting on God,depending on God,the closer we walk with God,the easier it becomes to rest or trust in God and the more we grow Spiritually.
---Darlene_1 on 2/3/10


Hebrews Chapters 3 and 4 concerning entering God's rest seems to be a salvation issue. Discussing belief and unbelief. Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Those under the law had to work out their salvation based on their works. When they accepted Jesus they accepted His finished work on the cross and they were able to rest and enter into God's rest. They then continued to do good works for which they were created to do. Jesus also told them "And do not judge and you will not be judged, and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned, pardon, and you will be pardoned.
---Bob on 2/3/10


The expression is an exaggerration meant to make a point.

As far as OBLIGATIONS, we have none. We are not COMPELLED to do anything at all. We may WISH/desire to do "goodness" and be hospitable, but that will be a result of OUR spirit/demeanor.

When John baptized, worshippers still forced themselves to comply with books/commands in order to have a heavenly 'personality' and "force" the kingdom to 'come to them'.

Matthew 11:12
"From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and men of violence take it by force".

Hebrews 13:2....."hospitality".

Christians shouldn't be workaholics, but have a heavenly NATURE/spirit....REST.
---more_excellent_way on 2/3/10


'REST in The Lord and BE BORED'

Sounds as if we are just to sit and twiddle our thumbs!

Did Jesus not say something about feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and so on?

You sound as if once we are "saved" we are to sit back and forget all about what God asks us to do in this life
---alan8566_of_uk on 2/3/10


'REST in The Lord and BE BORED' means that we feel NO OBLIGATION to God for what was given GRACIOUSLY.

Many will disagree because they want to "study, study, study" so they can acheive status and be "worthy" of the fruits/gifts of GOD'S spirit (this is PRIDE), meanwhile, they have no "fruit" of their own spirit ("fruit of light", Ephesians 5:8).

"Rest in the Lord" means to FEEL UNOBLIGATED (so "goodness" comes from OUR spirit WILLINGLY/cheerfully).

2 Corinthians 9:7
"NOT reluctantly or under COMPULULSION".

Philemon 1:14
"in order that your goodness might not be by compulsion but of your own free will".

....REST!!
---more_excellent_way on 2/2/10


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Under the law righteousness was based on each individual's works and ability to keep the law. Under grace, righteousness is based entirely upon the finished work of Christ Jesus and imputed to us by grace through faith when we accept Him as our Savior and become heirs of His and receive our inheritance from the Father. That inheritance includes all of God's promises and good things pertaining to life and Godliness. Access to His throne of grace for mercy and help in our time of need, access to His wisdom through prayer and His Word, and with the fruits of the Holy Spirit equipped to live godly lives. We don't have to strive and work. Knowing this we can enter His rest, enjoy our relationship with Him and the Lord Jesus, and serve them willingly.
---Bob on 2/2/10


Joseph,thank you its so very nice of you to say so. I agree,we all should apply that type of attitude to our lives,neither forgetting who we are through Jesus Name,nor God's view of our position. How He moves as a Father watching over and taking care of His children. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 2/2/10


That was a beautiful response Darlene, and I believe that that type of attitude can and should be applied to all things in life. Jesus is LORD.
---joseph on 2/2/10


Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you,and learn of me,for I am meek and lowly in heart:and you shall find rest unto your souls. Ephesians 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God,that you may be able to stand in the evil day,and having done all,to stand. I know this applies to outfitting ourselves for battle and victory over evil but I've always seen it also as a guide for when we have prayed to God,in faith,for anything,in Jesus name,then we stand in faith,believing we will receive. We have done our part and we give it into God's hands to do the rest. Thus we rest in the Lord with no dismay about anything just the peace of God within our hearts waiting for our Lord God to move in our behalf.
---Darlene_1 on 2/1/10


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I just noticed that this question from Harold "Christina on 6/30/07. What does this mean? I think it means that he is dead, or at least considers himself to be dead" was not addressed. I am sure had Christina had seen it, she would have.
The Sister is deep in Father's word, and I miss her input.
Harold, "considers himself to be dead" is indeed the answer. "I am [as a believer] crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me. For [I am] dead, and [my] life is hid with Christ in God." This is our rest, and our assurance of both salvation and redemption.
---joseph on 1/31/10


Rest - HOPE in the Lord
Psalm 16:9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

Rest - is to be with the Lord himself. Staying safe in the Lord.

Psalm 95:11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.

Psalm 132:14 This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell, for I have desired it.

Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
---rosalie on 1/31/10


To rest in the Lord is to be at peace, knowing that He the creator and
Sovereign Lord is faitful. His word promises that He cares for us. (1 Peter 5-7)That allows us to go on with our lives and not be fretful or anxious. We are to rest in that knowledge and give the worry to Him, and continue the good work he has created for us to do

Frankie Sherman SC
---Frankie_Sherman on 1/30/10


We can only go into the rest of the Lord when we come to the acknowledge of Him as He is. Coming into His rest is a personal transfiguration from our reality into His reality.

John is writing, and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. We can read literally: The reality of Gods truth will set you free.
---wolthuis_ronald on 7/26/08


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To me resting in the Lord means no more worries, death, saddness, heartaches, aches, pains. Mt 11:29, Heb 4:1-11,
---Rebecca_D on 3/22/08


Do you mean to say, if I believe that there is a verse or verses in the Bible about resting in the Lord, please quote the Scripture? "For he that has entered into His rest, he has ceased from his own works" Heb.4:10. Christina on 6/30/07. What does this mean? I think it means that he is dead, or at least considers himself to be dead.
---harold on 6/30/07


For he that has entered into His rest, he has ceased from his own works" Heb.4:10. Once again josef speaks the truth, the word of God
---Christina on 6/30/07


I was just sitting at the computer worrying about a problem as well as soliciting on-line prayers as I was closing out the spirit said to me rest in the Lord I thank him.It means that I don't have to worry no more he has it in control I can rest assured of that.I can now clear my mind for it is done
---Rainey on 6/26/07


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To me, 'rest in the Lord' means to Let Go and Let God. Quit trying to control everything and have faith that God will take care of you.
---sue on 4/22/06


Rest in the Lord is entering into His presence through prayer, the word, worship, being still and knowing He is God. In that rest we are renewed/refreshed. In His presence there is fullness of joy...regardless of circumstances. A beautiful place to be, where the things of the world grow strangely dim. In that place he is strong, and simply wonderful
---christina on 4/22/06


When we have entered into The Fathers rest, we will fully accept the finished work of Jesus and cease trying to do thus an so to attempt to bring ourselves into right standing with the Father through our own finite efforts. "For he that has entered into His rest, he has ceased from his own works" Heb.4:10. It is The Father who works in us both to will and to do His good pleasure.
---josef on 4/22/06


Rest in the Lord is the same as faith in the Lord. It is steadfast unwavering confidence in His promises, being fully persuaded that what He has promised He is able to perform. We who truly believe this has enter into His rest.
---josef on 4/22/06


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I think Rebecca, it does not mean freedom from physical aches & pains, and aging etc, but realisation that these are ephemeral, as we have so much more and better things to look forward to.
---alan8869_of_UK on 4/22/06


"... FOR anyone who enters God's rest also rests from his own work" (Hebrews 4:10).

To rest in the Lord is to reach that place of receiving what He has done for us and to quit striving in our own efforts. It's a rest of faith.
---DoryLory on 4/21/06


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