We who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said: “So I swore in My wrath, ‘They shall not enter My rest,'” although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. Hebrews 4:3 (NKJV)

Does an apple tree struggle to produce apples? Does a pear tree labor to make its sweet crop?

As simple as it may appear, the liberating principle for doing God’s work God’s way is learning to abide in Christ. Abiding in Christ MEANS resting in the finished work of the Cross. The cry of Jesus at Calvary was, “It is finished!” He had accomplished the work of redemption, providing the way of victory over sin and Satan for all who place their faith in Him. Your toil or effort can add nothing to what Christ has done.

Your task is to receive the complete sufficiency of Christ for every situation.

The abiding life is the restful life spoken of in Hebrews 4. It is the place of absolute trust and confidence in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Christ is all-sufficient. He will satisfy every need, fulfill every demand, and produce the abundant Christian life in you as you depend wholly on Him. He is able.

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