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By redemption, the believer is ordained for rest in all areas of his life Mat. 11:28. In essence, after being born again, the believer is not designed to go through unrest again in his life. But understanding is key in determining how much the believer will experience of what God has ordained for him in life Psa. 119:144; Mat. 13:23.

What is Rest?

  1. In our context, rest is a state of being free of everything that disturbs the heart; anxiety, troubles, sorrow, fear etc. Php. 4:6.
  2. Rest is a state of no crisis, no concern and no disturbance of any kind 1Kgs 5:4.

Remember, we belong to a kingdom that operates by covenant Jer. 33:20-21. To enjoy all round rest, the believer simply need to know embrace the covenant responsibilities.

The Covenant Requirement for Rest.

  1. Be genuinely born again.

Sin is at the root of unrest in life; if an individual will be lawless, he will ever be experiencing troubles 2Chr. 15:3-6. The only cure for sin is the blood of Jesus, which everyone has access to by repentance and salvation Heb. 9:14; Rev. 1:5.

  • Maintain a walk with God.

The choice to walk with God is the choice to walk in rest in life, because it will secure God’s presence which guarantees rest Exo. 14:14; Psa. 16:11. To walk with God, the believer must make his life be in agreement with God always and in all things Amos 3:3.

  • Be committed to walk by faith.

The bible faith at work in a believer will silence unrest, and bring into all-round rest to the life of the child of God Heb. 4:1-3,6. But faith has to be consciously built by individual believer, through feeding on God’s word Rms. 10:17.

  • Be committed to knowledge of God.

Often, at the root of every unrest in life is ignorance; when the believer gets to know more of God, he will find himself step into rest in life Mat. 11:29; Hos. 4:6. Jesus told Martha that she was much troubled because of her approach, while Mary choice to seek after knowledge as the secret to her life of rest Lk. 10:41-42. In any area anyone desire rest, seek for knowledge and you will walk into your rest.

  • Be committed to following divine direction.

God leads in the path of still waters, not troubled waters Psa. 23:1-2. When we commit to follow God’s guidance, we are guaranteed the experience of all round rest in life.

  • Be committed to walk in love.

The love of God at work in a believer makes him to be filled with the personality of God Eph. 3:17-19; 1Jn. 4:16. When one is full of God, nothing again in life can trouble his life Psa. 114:1-8.

  • Enter into a covenant to serve God.

Serving God and the interest of His kingdom is a guarantee to all round rest in life 2Chr. 15:12,15; Mat. 6:33. Serving God is not just about working for God, but laboring towards the advancement of His kingdom and church growth. And we do this essentially by kingdom advancement prayer, soul winning and establishment, using our resources to promote God’s kingdom.

In conclusion, God has ordained the believer for rest in life Heb. 4:9! All that the believer need is do what it takes to experience the rest prepared for him.

To anyone reading this that will love to give his/her life to Christ, pray this prayer out loud with me from your heart: “Lord Jesus, I surrender my life to you today. Forgive me my sins; wash me with your blood. I believe you died for me, on the third day you rose again that I may be justified. Right now, I believe that my sins are forgiven; I’m justified by your blood; I’m born-again; I’m saved; I’m a child of God; I’m free from the power of sin to serve the living God. Thank you Jesus for receiving me; thank you Jesus for restoring me; thank you Jesus for


  1. Father in the name of Jesus, thank you ordaining my life for rest on the earth Heb. 4:1-2.
  2. Father in the name of Jesus, I receive the grace to embrace the responsibility for all round rest in my life from today 1Cor. 15:11.
  3. Father, in the name of Jesus, I curse every unrest in all areas of my life right now, and I decree it is over now Mat. 8:24-26.
  4. Father in the name of Jesus, I decree rest in all areas of my life from today Job 22:28.

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