Promised Rest –

 2 Samuel 7:8-11a..I took you from the pastureto be ruler over My people Israel.”  David was a shepherd for His dad when Samuel anointed him to be king and ruler over Israel at about age 15. He waited patiently until he was crowned king over Judah and then 7-1/2 years later over all Israel in 1003BC. A

9 I have been with you wherever you have gone… I will make you a great name,.. Now God reminded David of His constant presence with David during good times and the very bad times. This is true for every Disciple today because we are promised the presence of the Holy Spirit, the mind of Christ, the glory of God and have the Bible in multiple translations. B I am thankful for His constant presence in my life.

 10 I will also appoint a place for My people Israel…God had promised a land for Israel to Abraham and now He repeats that pledge to David. Israel first taken over by David was small, but he and Solomon expanded it to almost its millennium area. C  God promises today’s Disciples that when we die we immediately go into the presence of Jesus and at the Rapture will receive our eternal resurrection bodies. D

11 I will give you rest from all your enemies.  Under David, Israel would crush its enemies, take much of the promised territory, and enter a time of peace and prosperity such as it had never known. God has a purpose for each of us.  We may, like David, go from one struggle to the next. But God will be with us and we can be at rest, no matter what our circumstances, knowing that He who called us is faithful. As we enter God’s rest, we help to create greater rest for those around us.

Are you thankful for your current rest and your future in heaven with Jesus for eternity?

Notes: A- For timeline click here; B-  1 Corinthians 3:16, 2:16, John 17:20-23; For Bible versions and helps click here; C- The millennium Israel will be from the Egypt River north to the Euphrates River and from the Mediterranean Sea East. The eastern border is uncertain to me, although many people believe it the Jordan River or it may be close to the border of Solomon’s Israel. Almost all of the land in this map was conquered by David, click hereD- Philippines 1:21-23, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 1 John 3:2;

Henry Luke 6/29/2018

For how to have peace with God click here, how to have peace of God click here, and how to disciple others click here.

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