Hebrews 4:1-3 in The Message Bible reads, “For as long, then, as that promise of resting in him pulls us on to God’s goal for us, we need to be careful that we’re not disqualified. We received the same promises as those people in the wilderness, but the promises didn’t do them a bit of good because they didn’t receive the promises with faith. If we believe, though, we’ll experience that state of resting. But not if we don’t have faith…”.
To live the victorious life God created you live as a born-again child of God, you must believe that what God has promised, He is faithful to fulfill it for you, and then rest!
This doesn’t usually come automatically, but rather, you grow spiritually and learn God is trustworthy. As you learn about and come to realize where you’re positioned spiritually and the authority you possess, it becomes easier to rest in the finished work of Jesus Christ.
When you ask Jesus into your heart, and believe He saves you, then confess with your mouth He is your Savior, the Holy Spirit comes to live inside you. Because Jesus ascended into heaven, said it is finished, and is seated at the right hand of Father God – the place of authority – He promised to send you a Helper, a Paraclete (the one who comes along side you to help you), an Advocate, Intercessor; all names for the Holy Spirit.
Because you’re in Jesus Christ, seated in the place of authority at the right hand of Father God, with your enemies as your footstool; you are also seated in the place of authority. So, every situation you encounter should be approached with the attitude that you are in authority and situations have to line up with the Word of God as you declare and decree them to be!
When you realize your authority and believe that you have entered the finished work of Jesus Christ you can enter into the rest mentioned above by knowing that what you are praying for will come to pass! It is already finished, Jesus did it for you. He won the battle for you.
When you get a revelation of the finished work of Jesus Christ, you can have so much peace in your heart that you may feel guilty that you’re not worried about the situation or the outcome. That’s the way it’s supposed to be!! When you believe God and take Him at His Word, you can enter into the rest of God and have total peace in your heart!