Hebrews 4:10-11 (KJV) For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us LABOUR therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
After Gbenga became born again, he was taught about sanctification. He was told that when he experienced sanctification, he would no longer struggle to be Holy.
He would spend hours reading the word of God and praying because he wanted to be sanctified.
In the seventies and eighties, this was a practice among the charismatic community in Nigeria, and they had very remarkable fruits.
The way a new believer receives sanctification and enters his rest is through serious devotion to the word of God, prayer, and fellowship (John 17:17, Acts 2:42). Anyone who recently believes, but does not give himself to these will struggle to enter into his rest. He will still do his own works in order to walk righteously, and he is bound to fail.
When a believer enters the rest of God, he ceases from his own work. This means his life is no longer sponsored by his own effort, but now by the grace of God. He no longer struggles with sins because he is now dead to sin. Even if he is tempted, it is clear to him that there is a way of escape.
Go into today remembering that God wants us to enter into our rest. He wants us to cast all our cares upon Him and receive His kingdom like little children.
Prayer: Ask the Lord to help you be more devoted to the word, prayers, and Christian fellowship.
—Abraham Damilola Arigi
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