Last night I dreamed throughout the night. As I dreamed the Lord kept speaking the same thing to me – it made no sense at the time.
He said, “Sit and be.”
Upon waking I pondered these two words, I could not understand what God was telling me.
As most of you know, I have been in a personal battle for months now. Knowing this could God be telling me to cease from the battle and enter His rest?
I decided to do a word study on these two words, I would like to share it with you today;
Sit is defined as signifying a permanent abiding place. To be in a state of rest.
Hebrews 4:10 says, “For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.”
Let’s look at a couple more translations.
For he who has once entered [God’s] rest also has ceased from [the weariness and pain] of human labors, just as God rested from those labors peculiarly His own. (Amplified)
As we enter into God’s faith-rest life we cease from our own works, just as God celebrates his finished works and rests in them. (Passion)
I love that the Word of God says we ceased from works the same way God did. He declared what would be, and it was. He then called it good and entered into rest.
We have declared the Word of God over our situation, could it be that it is now time to rest in that truth just as God did?
The word, be, means to become, to arise, to be established, to abide and remain, to stand, to be done or finished and to continue in the word you began with.
This makes me think of Brailee, my granddaughter. As I have shared before, when she says she is done with something, she is done. She never goes back to it. One time she had a dental visit that caused a great deal of bleeding. We were told she would bleed through the night and into the next morning.
Brailee was so upset because she kept bleeding and having to constantly change the gauze. She couldn’t eat and her stomach was growling. I was begging her to eat something, but she would just shake her little head and say, “No”.
Suddenly she jerked that gauze out of her mouth and said, “I am done with this.” She ate and felt much better. When we tried to get her to put gauze back in, she refused, reminding us she was done with it.
Not one more drop of blood came from that area of her mouth. Not one more.
I don’t know if this message speaks to anyone who is reading it – I certainly hope it does. It is not a word for everyone as we are all in different seasons. However, for some, God is saying, “You have done all that is required, now rest in that, stand on that word and cease from the battle.”
In one biblical dictionary it said to be still means to cease from the battle. Could it be that from God’s view some battles have already been won and we only need to sit and be…to enter into a place of rest and abide in His truth?
As I said in yesterday’s writing. The battle was won at the cross, we only have to enforce that truth. Perhaps, some have enforced that truth to a place of victory and now we need to cease from battle and call it good – just as God did.
I believe that is what God is saying to me and I hope it speaks to someone else today. Entering into rest isn’t always easy – especially when it appears the battle is still raging around us.
Hebrews 4:11 says, “Let us therefore be zealous and exert ourselves and strive diligently to enter that rest [of God, to know and experience it for ourselves], that no one may fall or perish by the same kind of unbelief and disobedience [into which those in the wilderness fell].” (Amplified)
We must strive to enter into rest if it doesn’t come easy. It’s a choice, we must choose to rest in God.
Eccl. 3 tells us to everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. A time to war. A time for peace. May we all enter into the peace and rest of God…even this day.
Meditate on this!
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28