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Restful Success

 

      

                   

Prayers

1.   I move from turbulence and anxiety into rest by the power in the blood of Jesus.

2.   I will succeed and enter God’s plan of rest for me by the mercy in the blood of Jesus.

 

It is my prayer that:

The rest from afflictions and problems that only God can give, will come upon your life in the name of Jesus.

You are delivered from turbulence that is targeted to take your peace and rest in Jesus’ name.

Rest is important. A troubled soul will find it difficult to be successful. This is why the devil bombards people with trouble, afflictions and heartaches that make it difficult to think clearly, make progress and enter into restful success.

 

Text:

Joshua 1:8

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

One of the implications of the above scripture is that as there is good success there is also bad success.

 

What is rest?

·      To take a break

·      Relax

·      Do nothing

·      To be refreshed

·      To recover strength, be rejuvenated

 

What is Success?

Success has been defined as:

·      The accomplishment of an aim or purpose, having a favorable outcome, achieving a positive result, victory, and triumph.

·      The attainment of fame, wealth, or social status. This implies having wealth, riches, living in opulence, luxury, comfort or living a life of ease.

This second definition is a very worldly definition which many chasing after have destroyed their lives, families and souls eternally.

Why would a billionaire who was worth $9 billion dollars commit suicide when some people without $1 to their name are living and smiling? Why would famous actors and stars commit suicide or die of drug overdose? This shows that fame, wealth, social status or money is not everything.

Jesus said in Luke 12:15 “And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. (KJV). Then He said to them, “Watch out and guard yourselves against every form of greed; for not even when one has an overflowing abundance does his life consist of nor is it derived from his possessions.” (AMP)

 

Many in the world live lives of quiet discontentment.

 

Many people live lives of quiet discontentment which not only lead to dissatisfaction, loss of opportunities and various health problems; it may well lead to an early grave. Be content! Contentment has great gains not only in this life, but also in the world to come.

        Adekunle O'Emmanuel

 

The Bible counsels in 1 Timothy 6: 6But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 9But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

 

Fight the Good Fight

11But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. 12Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

 

What then is restful success?

 

Restful success involves:

·      An Expectation or Promise of divine rest

·      A goal

This then requires:

·      Planning, Execution, Action or War

Which leads to:

·      Rest: peace, tranquility, realization of expected benefits, fulfillment, and joy.

The end result will give you peace and joy. It will bring about fulfillment and bring glory to God. The results will be such that you can boldly share it as a testimony in Church without being ashamed. Your testimony will then encourage others and spur them to good works.

 

How can you enter into restful success?

Determine your goals and objectives by the leading of God. Let God guide you. God will only support what will benefit you and bring glory to His name.

Study the Word of God: For intimacy with God, to know His ways. He will also use it to guide you.

War through the use of your sword - The Word of God is the sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17)

War through prophecies (promises): Where God has already spoken directly to you through prophecies, stand on the prophecies and wage war in the spirit through prayers until they are realized. (1 Timothy 1:8)

Defend yourself using your shield (of faith). According to Ephesians 6:16; this is important to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked, protect yourself and your loved ones, because the devil and his cohorts do throw darts or arrows. You will not be cut down in Jesus’ name.

Put the enemies to flight through Declaration of war. Apply Offensive battles by taking the battle to the enemies’ territory.

Fight them to finish - destroy them utterly and enter into rest. In Deuteronomy 20, the Bible states:

16“But of the cities of these peoples which the Lord your God gives you as an inheritance, you shall let nothing that breathes remain alive, 17but you shall utterly destroy them: the Hittite and the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite, just as the Lord your God has commanded you, 18lest they teach you to do according to all their [b]abominations which they have done for their gods, and you sin against the Lord your God.

The destruction and warfare is in the pace of prayers. If you don’t destroy your spiritual adversaries, they will destroy you. You will not be destroyed in Jesus’ name.

10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6)

 

I pray you will enter into rest here and in the hereafter in the name of Jesus.

 

NOTE: The most important type of restful success is getting into eternal rest.

6Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; 7And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, 8In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; 10When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day. 11Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: 12That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Thessalonians 1)

It is for an inheritance that is undefiled

 3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4to an inheritance [b]incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (2 Peter 1)

No matter your achievements on earth make sure you do not miss the eternal rest.

Entering into heaven at the end of your race here on earth is the highest, supreme form of restful success.

All other forms of success pale in comparison. 

What does it profit if you gain the whole world and lose your soul by not having rest in eternity. 

In hell their worms do not die, the fire of torment does not go out. (Mark 9:46-48)

The people who go there are tormented day and night.

The punishment makes the people there cry day and night

They weep and are sorrowful without a way of escape.

The way of escape from eternal torture and torment is still open.

That way is Jesus Christ. 

He is the Way; the Truth and the Life (John 14:6).

No man can come to God the Father except through Him.

Eternal life is in Jesus Christ. This life is in His Son. 11And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. 12He who has the Son has [d]life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. 13These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, [e]and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God. (1 John 5)

It is good to set goals and achieve them to be a successful Doctor, Engineer, Accountant, Teacher, Judge and so on.

Without assurance of eternal rest, it is an exercise in futility.

No airplane takes off without an assurance of being able to land safely. 

Will your flight of life land safely?

Will you land in heaven or in hell?

Real success, restful success, riches with no sorrow is only available in Jesus Christ, so walk with God and please Him like Enoch did.  By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. (Hebrews 11:5)

If you are yet to receive Jesus Christ into your life as Lord and Savior say after me: Father, I come to you today, have mercy on me, forgive me my sins, wash me clean by the blood of Jesus, write my name in the Book of Life, give me your Holy Spirit to enable me live above sin and preserve me in you till the end in Jesus name.

 

I pray that you will enter into restful success in every part of your life, family, health, academics, career, business, finances, ministry and destiny in the name of Jesus.

 

Prayer:

1.    Darts of failure targeted against me, go back to senders in the name of Jesus.

 

Announcements, tithes and offering; and song

 

Prayers

1.    Give thanks

 

2.    Born again?

 

3.    Antagonists of my God ordained rest, scatter in the name of Jesus.

 

4.    Arrows of displacement targeted to move me from my place of peace to a place of unrest, backfire in the name of Jesus.

 

5.    I will attain good success in my endeavors in the name of Jesus.

 

6.    I will not miss my eternal rest in heaven in the name of Jesus.

 

 

7.    Let the enemy fall into the pit they have dug for me and let every net they have spread for me catch their own feet in Jesus’ name.

 

8.    I am delivered from every cage of the enemy, let the cage catch the enemy themselves in Jesus’ name.

 

9.    I receive healing and deliverance from every sickness and difficult situation in Jesus’ name.

 

10.Father lay your hand of healing and deliverance on our loved ones with special needs in Jesus’ name.

 

11.My life and family are shielded with the blood of Jesus against every attack from the kingdom of darkness in Jesus’ name.

 

12.I receive the anointing of ease in my endeavors in Jesus’ name.

 

13.Personal prayer points.

 

14.Give thanks.