Scientists hate anomalies, those oddball things that seem to break all of the scientific
rules previously established. A scientist may likely be quite stimulated by them as one who loves to solve difficult puzzles. But they don't want it to remain a riddle unsolved...
There is one of these anomalies in The Bible that, through much quoting and familiarity (for students) and from much neglect of practice, of training, this poignant Call of invitation and Warning of neglect, is neglected.
This scripture breaks all the rules of etiquette and specifically countermands previous commands of scripture. What could possibly be this important that it becomes a quest above all other duties and loves?
A target is painted for the Christian, for those who have been born into spirit.
Think of it, as a map. On the map, a destination is circled in red.
It is there, that we are to meet with the Commander In Chief, and to set up a new headquarters AND living quarters from which ALL ACTIVITY is to emanate.
The invitation is to consider it so important as to RISK EVERYTHING ELSE in order to keep this appointment! Drop everything and come!
When a command is a countermand, it goes so far as to break previous commands to the contrary! It is so urgent and utterly necessary, that it breaks protocol in order to accomplish this one goal!
Anything, that important, is clearly, THE KEY, to accomplishing the previous goals. Failure to occupy this position will ensure the failure of the entire war.
Such is the nature of this instruction of God through the heart of the author of the Letter to the Hebrews.
Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short of it. For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not united by faith in those who heard. (Heb 4:1-2 NASB)
The fear of the Lord is Love...
the fear of anything else is "scared..."
So, the long and the short of 'let us fear of coming short of Gods rest,' is, "if you don't enter and remain in the Place called Love (oneness with God), you will be left in the fear that the rest of the world experiences on a regular and momentary basis...
Let us fear is a command but not a military command.
It will deeply benefit those who hear but there is no punishment, through the system, for those who disobey.
The punishment is organic. The punishment is not an application of something evil.
It is, missing a moment in time, a door of opportunity to receive something from the Lords Hand, something that you have wanted for a long time. Not just failure to step through, but an actual saying no, because of fear. And then it closed so quickly after refusal, that repenting did not gain the Israelites entrance, and it will not gain us entrance. The Israelites were given ample opportunity, but once they said no, it did not open again for another 40 years! Let us fear is a command and an invitation and a warning! There is no "scared" in love! Scared and all of the "normal" connotations of fear are present when our will is overtaken by any "will" but God's! So, essentially Hebrews is telling us that if you are not living in the middle of Gods will, you will have visitations of fear! Other things will overtake you if you do not find and stay current in the "in Christ" experience.
The rest that we are invited into is not a badge, it's a Place!
A PLACE TO ENTER!
Please notice that this is not a thing to accomplish, IT IS A PLACE TO ENTER!
The Garden was a physical place...
The land of Caanan was a physical place...
Rest, is a spiritual Place!!!
Their is also an element of speed here. If I am always quick to enter doors that God opens, then I also must be quick to discern that it is Gods door, a Spirit portal.
Throughout scripture is the sense of urgency to go quickly through every door that is opened by the Lord, as it is opened to you.
Psalm 32 sums it well,
Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to You in a time when You may be found; Surely in a flood of great waters they will not reach him. (Psa 32:6 NASB)
If it suddenly seems easy to find your abiding place in spirit/Spirit oneness, inhabit the place immediately, don't wait. As you do, ask God for markers to get back easily. Stay as long as you can each time. It's no longer just about alone time with God, it's about ALL THE TIME with Him. Use your alone time to FIND THE PLACE where He lives within you. Not just an ethereal "somewhere, anywhere, everywhere," but the Place of His Making! The Place called "In Christ..." ...called the Abiding Place, the Secret Place of the Most High, the Meeting Place (tent of meeting).
Not everyone has the place.
Submitting to his purchase of "sin forgiveness" (receiving from His Hand your own personal forgiveness of sin) actually births a spirit within you.
THIS IS THE PLACE! The Abiding Place is where your spirit already lives in oneness with Holy Spirit!
To live/abide there, you bring your emotions in, your mind in, and attach your will to spirit/Spirit. Your soul is restored from there. Your body gets healed, from there...
(see "The Sign Is A Voice" blog...)
Please do not let this stand as an idea!
Start training around it TODAY!
Get a spirit
Find the place of spirit/Spirit
Be there just as much as you can
Learn to stay longer and longer until you never leave...
...in the vine...