18466. SABBATH IS PERFECT REST, BUT THE KEY 🗝 THAT OPENS THE DOOR OF PERFECT REST IS: RESTLESSNESS.
THE EARTH WAS EMPTY, SHAPELESS, FORMLESS, VOID, WASTE, AND BURIED UNDER DARKNESS AND WATERS. THE SPIRIT OF GOD BECAME RESTLESS. THE HOLY SPIRIT BEGAN TO MOVE OVER THE SURFACE OF THE WATERS.
MANY OF US RUN AWAY FROM OUR PROBLEMS, WE PRETEND AND LIVE IN SELF-DENIALS AND SELF-DECEPTIONS. THAT’S UNLIKE GOD. HE CONFRONTED HIS PROBLEMS. HE DIDN’T RUN AWAY FROM HIS PROBLEMS.
THE EARTH WAS BURIED UNDER THE WATERS OF DARKNESS. THE SPIRIT OF GOD BROODED OVER THE SURFACE OF THE WATERS. THE SPIRIT OF GOD HOVERED OVER THE WATERS. THE SPIRIT OF GOD FLUTTERED OVER THE WATERS. THE SPIRIT OF GOD MEDITATED OVER THE WATERS. THE SPIRIT OF GOD REACTED AND BECAME RESTLESS OVER THE WATERS.
“In the beginning, God (Elohim) created [by forming from nothing] the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void or a waste and emptiness, and darkness was upon the face of the deep [primeval ocean that covered the unformed earth]. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters.”
(King James Version)
“In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters”
(Young’s Literal Translation)
“In the beginning of God’s preparing the heavens and the earth — the earth hath existed waste and void, and darkness [is] on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God fluttering on the face of the waters.”
(New Living Translation)
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.”
RESTLESSNESS IS AN ENEMY OF THE SABBATH! THE EARTH WAS VOID, EMPTY, BARREN, AND SWALLOWED BY DARKNESS.
THE MYSTERY OF SABBATH IS THAT GOD DID NOT GO TO SLEEP 😴, GOD STILL WORKED ON THE SEVENTH DAY BEFORE HE RESTED (GENESIS 2:2). HE CREATED THE SEVENTH DAY FIRST BEFORE HE RESTED FROM HIS WORKS. “And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.”
THERE IS A WORK YOU MUST DO ON SABBATH, IF YOU WANT TO TRULY ENJOY YOUR PERFECT REST. YOU CAN LOSE YOUR REST IF YOU DON’T DO THAT WORK.
ANYTHING THAT AFFECTS OR TROUBLE YOUR PEACE WILL ALSO THREATEN AND UNDERMINE YOUR SABBATH.
WHEN GOD CREATED MAN, THE FIRST MANDATE HE GAVE UNTO MAN IS “… BE FRUITFUL… “ (GENESIS 1:28). THAT MEANS, WITHOUT FRUITFULNESS, SABBATH IS AN IMPOSSIBILITY! BARRENNESS IS AN ENEMY OF THE SABBATH. YOU CANNOT ENJOY TRUE PERFECT REST INSIDE BARRENNESS.
POVERTY IS AN ENEMY OF THE SABBATH. SICKNESSES ARE THE ENEMY OF THE SABBATH!
THE OPPOSITE OF EMPTY IS FULL. SABBATH IS ONLY POSSIBLE IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF FULLNESS, AND NOT IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF EMPTINESS OR BARRENNESS!
YOU TOO MUST MOVE WITH RESTLESS MEDITATIONS OVER THAT DESTINY PROBLEM, AND OVER THE WORD OF GOD TO FIND SOLUTIONS TO THAT PROBLEM TROUBLING YOUR LIFE AND THREATENING YOUR PEACE AND PERFECT REST, IN JESUS MIGHTY NAME
GOD FIRST MEDITATED ON THE PROBLEM BEFORE HE SPOKE. YOU TOO MUST MEDITATE ON YOUR PROBLEMS WITH THE WORD OF GOD BEFORE YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH IN PRAYER!