Victory upon victory can come continually in three steps. Come to Me. Take My Yoke. Learn from Me.

Victory upon victory can come continually in three steps. Come to Me. Take My Yoke. Learn from Me.

Dear friends,

Victory upon victory can come continually in three steps. Come to Me. Take My Yoke. Learn from Me.

If you come weary and surrender your burdens to Jesus, He gives you rest from the enemy on the outside.

If you take His Yoke, surrender full control; learn from Him, surrender your full attention; you will find His Rest on the inside.

His Rest is victory.

No surrender, no victory.

The restful voice in you telling you to lovingly think, speak, & act in line w/Scripture—is the Holy Spirit.

The restless voice inside you telling you to selfishly think, speak, & act out of line w/Scripture–is you not surrendered.

The voice outside you telling you to turn away from Jesus’ face, restless & selfish—is the devil.

The only answer to intimidation by Satan is intimacy with Christ.

Victory upon victory requires ever deepening surrender.

Satan wants to intimidate you from boldly proclaiming the Gospel in your words and deeds.

Satan wants to lure you away from being deeply, quietly intimate with Christ.

Satan intimidates to tempt you to slightly close your heart to Jesus & shyly shut your mouth from witnessing for Him.

The Holy Spirit intimately works to help you fully open your heart to Jesus & boldly open your mouth full of His Good News.

The Holy Spirit is all powerful. Let Him be.

Surrender to Jesus, not the enemy. This is war.

No matter what you face, stay before Jesus’ face. Victory is always at hand…His.

Love and blessings,

Dick Speight

First Person Conversation

First Person Conversation

But thus says the Lord who created you O Jacob, and He who formed you O Israel; fear not, for I have redeemed you and have called you by your name. You are Mine.  Isaiah 43:1

Dear friends,

There are places in scripture when the Lord speaks directly in the first person. Awesome. Because there are times when we need to refocus on Him as our First Person. We need to remember who He is and what He has done—so we can be who He wants us to be and do what He wants us to do. I have just memorized this verse & am now using it as a conversation starter with the Lord in prayer.  I suggest you do the same. I believe this is a “now” word for the friends of Come Rest as we enter late summer 2017. Because of the blood sacrifice of Jesus over us, we have been engrafted into every promise He has made to Israel. Through Christ, everything He says to Israel has personal application. Let this verse sink completely to your core…and respond. Follow where He leads the conversation. Consider approaching Him with this prayer I’ve written based on Isaiah 43:1:

Lord, You created me out of nothing and formed me in my mother’s womb.

So I thank You!

Lord, I have acted like Jacob grasping and scheming and agonizing in my own striving. Yet, You mercifully and generously chose me and gave me a new identity and purpose. Like Jacob-become-Israel, I get to reflect Your light to others.

So I praise You!

            You tell me fear not. All things threatening me do not threaten You. I can face all things under Your Wings.

So I trust You!

You remind me You redeemed me. On the cross You became the Ransom for my sin. You bought me back and brought me back from the kingdom of darkness into Your marvelous  Kingdom of Light.

So I rest in You!

You remind me You called me by my name (declare your full name aloud).

So I call you God and Father; Lord and Brother; Holy Spirit and Helper.

You say I am Yours.

So I say You are Mine. So be it forever.

In this present moment, what do You want to say to me about specific matters?

(Write seeming scriptural thoughts coming to mind. Ponder, test w/counsel, & wisely apply as He gives peace)

In the unfolding moments to come, what do You want me to do in specific situations?

(Write seeming scriptural actions coming to mind. Ponder, test w/counsel, & lovingly act as He gives peace)

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  • Our Maine mission is expanded in scope! Aug. 16-26 Th-Sat nights for Americans from several churches; the host Church of God; and African refugee church-“How to Rest in Jesus & Walk in Intimacy w/Him”; a special women’s session Sat. afternoon; prophetic prayer slots; & retreat at Applebys’ cottage.
  • Our NW Iowa mission, Sept. 13-17; 5 evenings & Sat/Sun afternoons “Resting in Jesus & Bearing the Real Fruit”
  • Our CR mission Sept. 9-10@The Sanctuary; in our 2 Day Rehoboth Wellsprings format.
  • Our 3rdreprint of Come Rest is $18 plus $4 ship! If you give them to witness to strangers; or to care for those you know—we give 10/$100 plus $10 ship. Just tell us. Same for Real Fruit. I’ll pray, sign, & put scripture He gives.   
  • My new book Come Up is coming together! Keep praying!
  • Keep sending us prayer requests. We love praying for you!

May the Lord bless you richly,

Dick Speight

 

They overcame him(the devil) by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony; and they did not love their lives unto the death. Rev. 12:11

They overcame him(the devil) by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony; and they did not love their lives unto the death. Rev. 12:11

They overcame him(the devil) by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony; and they did not love their lives unto the death. Rev. 12:11

Dear friends,

Come rest in Jesus’ love.

This means you rest under His cleansing Blood covering for your righteousness, identity, & security.

You testify to His truth with His love by His Spirit to each you meet(if only to say “The Lord bless you!” or so much more). Finally, you stop loving your life; & you start living every present moment for the One who died for your eternal security.

Stop letting the devil distract your work in Christ; start letting Christ destroy the devil’s works in your sphere of influence. Right now.

Stop striving in man’s ways in your power; start thriving in Jesus’ ways in His.

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but, Christ who lives in me. Therefore, this life I now live in the body I live for the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.  Gal. 2:20

Make Gal. 2:20 your profession to begin your day. Ask Him to help you live Rev. 12:11 through the end of your days.

·  Our Maine mission, Aug. 16-26 w/Th-Sat nights for Portland African refugee church & Portland Church of God -“How to Rest in Jesus & Walk in Intimacy w/Him”; women’s session Sat. afternoon; prophetic prayer slots; & retreat at Applebys’ cottage. Partner with us?

·  Our NW Iowa mission, Sept. 13-17; 5 evenings & Sat/Sun afternoons for “Revival Iowa.” Please pray. Partner with us?

·  Our CR mission Sept. 9-10@The Sanctuary; in our 2 Day Rehoboth Wellsprings format. The congregation of modest means does intense discipleship in a converted school building for former addicts & prisoners. Does He want you to partner with us?

·  We lead a Day Retreat Wed, Sept. 27, in the McDills’ spacious home in the woods! Apply now at jkadlec@imonmail.com.

·  We have Awakening of Love atMcDills’ Fri. Aug. 11. Because of limited parking, all who want to attendmust meet promptly at our address no later than 620pm so we can carpool to their home(5 minutes away). Worship will flow from 7-930!

·  Our 3rd reprint of Come Rest (revised 2017) is $18 plus $4 ship! If you give copies to witness to strangers; or to care for people you know—we give you 10/$100 plus $10 ship. Just tell us. Same pricing Real Fruit; or order 5/5 combo. If local, pick up books here by appointment. If you notify in advance, I’ll pray over each book, sign, & put scripture He gives.   

·  Please ask the Lord if He wants you to increase your giving. Consider “Come Rest 365”, increasing $1, 2, 5, or 10 per day.

·   It costs $600 to convert Come Rest Real Fruit to E-books; & we need a new office computer & laptop. Partner with us?

·  My new book Come Up is coming together! Keep praying!

·  Keep sending us prayer requests. We love praying for you!

·  Pray about having Come Rest come to your locale! We’re here to help you rest more simply and deeply in His love!

May the Lord bless you richly,

Dick Speight