Faith is Rest

Through His sufferings and death, Christ fully paid for sins and perfectly satisfied God’s wrath. Therefore, God’s word assures us: “whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16b). We “rest in our salvation” by believing in Jesus.

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Rest in Christ Screen grab from the teaching video

By Pastor Glem Melo

After watching my teaching video on Christ’ finished work on the cross and our rest in Him, our brothers and sisters in the Middle East discussed “how, so often, we don’t know how to ‘rest in that rest’.” They asked, “How can we truly rest in our salvation?”

BT Middle East Bible Training class in the Middle East

As always, the answer is in the Bible:

“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved…” (Acts 16:31a)

“Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.” (John 3:18)

So we see that they [the Israelites] were unable to enter [God’s rest] because of unbelief. (3:19)

For we who have believed enter that rest, as he has said, “As I swore in my wrath, ‘They shall…

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