A Voice from Above as They Stood with Lowered Wings

When they stood still, they lowered their wings. Then there came a voice from above the expanse over their heads as they stood with lowered wings (Ezekiel 1:24z–25 NIV).

Heaven can teach us. Here we find the heavens opened. In this vision Ezekiel sees four living creatures. They had two wings to fly and two wings to cover their bodies. Now we find them lowering their wings when they stood … Read the rest

My Presence Will Go with You, Give You Rest

The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest” (Exodus 33:14 NIV).

When you have an intense desire to know God, He promises to bless you with His Presence. This enables you to have continual favor with God. And the Presence of God with you is the most unmistakable sign that God is pleased with you. Also it is that one thing that distinguishes … Read the rest

The Lord Gave Them Rest on Every Side

The Lord gave them rest on every side, just as he had sworn to their forefathers (Joshua 21:44a NIV).

God promises rest to His children. This is far greater than physical rest. Though physical rest is sweet, what God promises has deeper and more significant meanings. It is rest on every side: that is, comprehensive, including every aspect concerned.

Primarily, it means a rest from intense activity. It is rest … Read the rest

Blessed the Sabbath Day and Made It Holy

For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy (Exodus 20:11 NIV).

The number “seven” is usually associated with completion or perfection. This idea primarily comes from the fact that God rested on the seventh day. He created everything in six … Read the rest

Repentance, Rest, Quietness, Strength

This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: `In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it’ (Isaiah 30:15 NIV).

We humans do not take rest seriously. We always want to move about and get things done. But God teaches us to be quiet in rest. His methods may seem contrary to common sense, … Read the rest

Restoring the Joy of Salvation

Salvation is a joyous affair. Its sounds of joy echo in the heavens above where there is joy in the presence of angels when one sinner repents. God is made glad when one is saved. This joy is so huge that Jesus was willing to endure the shame of the cross. He is so full of joy to see each one of us saved because of His shed blood on … Read the rest