Returning and Rest

“This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength… ”

Is. 30:15

There is a choice: To draw near to the Lord or walk away.

We have been taught in Church to make a “Prayer of Commitment” – the churchy implication is that short of making this kind of vow, souls remain “lost.”

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Some denominations teach even stricter requirements – the necessity of baptism, speaking in tongues, bla, blah bla. This is quite simply doctrinal error. False teaching.

The requirement to be saved from living a life of death? Returning and rest.

Returning and rest. That’s all God looks for.

Elsewhere in this blog, some years back I painted the picture of a prayer of salvation… to elaborate some important notions. To a large extent, the intention is oriented in clarity: If I’m choosing God, what’s that mean?

A place to read a list is here “A Sinners Prayer.” But that’s just knowledge … salvation is a matter of the heart.

Jesus paid the price. There is nothing left to ‘Cover’.

He said “This is the work of God: that you believe in the one He sent.”

Mercy and grace are gifts.

To receive a gift, you hold out empty hands.

There is no earning them by “going, being or doing” – which is to say working for it. No trading. We simply believe & receive.

“In quietness and confidence shall be your strength…”

Letting go and letting God is key. Surrender changes us from the inside out.

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