Recently I have been looking through the old archives and found another reminder to CAST ALL OF OUR CARES UPON THE LORD…and to turn into WARRIOR of HIS REST, as opposed to a WORRIER!
I submit this to you for selah purposes.
Dr. Taveau D’Arcy
BE A WARRIOR OF GOD’S REST
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“The Lord said to my Lord, ‘Sit thou at my right hand until
I make your enemies your foot stool.’” Psalm 110:1
The biggest protection against fear and stress is to learn to war with GOD’S REST.
Jesus wants to preserve our lives (literally!) by activating His supernatural protective insulation: “the peace that “passes all understanding and guards our HEART and MIND in Christ Jesus.”
Fear is an active force. Fear is “False Evidence Appearing Real” yet our bodies are human and respond when stress occurs it exerts spiritual and emotional pressure. Long term stress can cause depression or exhaustion. Pressures are applied by satan to distract and to stop a leader from fulfilling his/her goals. Long times of stress or fear apply abnormal pressure on our immune systems and may trigger health problems.
How can a saint remain unaffected by Fear (‘FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL’)? We must truly enter a supernatural REST in the Holy Spirit. Each of us must ABIDE in the VINE continually. We must continually examine our own hearts to see whether we have truly cast all of 1) CARES 2) FEARS 3) DOUBTS 4) ANXIETIES and 5) UNBELIEF onto Him. Then we must allow them to there. Cares and doubts are SNEAKY. They keep us out of His Secret Place. They BLOCK the voice of the GOOD SHEPHERD “who gives LIFE to His sheep.”
We must understand the power released by the Holy Spirit is to protect us. Each one of us needs to laugh the laugh of faith and have joy in His Spirit especially when confronted daily by all the sober things that make us constrict with tension.
As leaders, we must rearrange our ministry schedules and even shed our dignity at times in order to completely relax in the Spirit of God. Each of us must learn how to not “take on” the cares of the ministry.
Here are the principles of warring by being restful. First, we must remember that it is the DEVIL, our Adversary, who brings all ‘false evidences appearing real.’ He is out to ruin our lives, steal our joy, and make our daily lives MISERABLE. He wants us to die early so we can’t fulfill God’s plan for our lives.
Worries and cares will remain a continual part of our lives, however, once you take a stand to become a warrior of REST….you understand that NOT RECEIVING those worry spirits are your way of defeating satan’s forces and getting REVENGE on his attempts to rob from you and make your every day life MISERABLE.
Stay submitted unto God, resist the devil’s forces, take a forceful, faith filled STAND and just simply refuse to worry. Start to dance, leap around and sing praises. Become “spiritually violent.”
Then the supernatural peace of God will come and “guard your heart and mind.”
Be of GOOD COURAGE and be a WARRIOR OF REST!
© 2003 Dr. Taveau D’Arcy All copyrights reserved