“Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest…..:” (Hebrews 4:1).
Rest is found in taking the scriptures into the spirit, where they cannot be stolen; there are many scriptures that all Christians should have committed to memory, because they give assurance and provide motivation. For example:
“But by means of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became in us wisdom from God and righteousness and holiness and redemption” (1 Corinthians 1:30). God has placed us in Christ Jesus; it is not our doing; how do we know this? Because the Word of God tells us so; we just have to abide there in absolute trust and yieldedness; that’s what Biblical faith means.
“But God…. has raised us up and seated us together in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:6). If we retain this in our consciousness and remember where we are seated, it will transform our daily lives; a consciousness of being seated in the heavenlies makes it hard to sin. The here and now is not where we are called to spend our lives, but in the shelter of the Most High and the shadow of the Almighty.
“Now God is the One establishing us with you in Christ, and anointing us” (2 Corinthians 1:21). If God has established us and anointed us there remains nothing for us to do but rest in what God has done, rejoice in it and praise Him.
“….our old man was crucified with him, that the body of sin might be done away, that we should no longer be in bondage to sin” (Romans 6:6). Here is our history, written before we were even born; knowing this, and believing it, will break all the bonds that linger, not by our efforts but by the power of the Word of God responded to in faithful belief.
When we take these scriptures into our hearts and spirits they become self-fulfilling; we do “reckon ourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus” (Romans 6:11).