The roadway to repose

 Elder Raymond Rodriguez.

Mat 6:25 “(NASB) for this reason I say to you, do not be (1G) worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 6:26 (1H) Look at the birds of the, air that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?

 

In the Book of Genesis, when God ends his work, reposes. God tells Israel what it needs to stop doing in certain days, which is to repose, and even to let go of all worries. Then, as human beings many times we work day and night, because we could be fired, or because we want to do our best in all we do; leaving aside the time with our communion with God and the true repose.

Mark 2:27 (NASB) Jesus said to them, “(25) The Sabbath was made for man and (26) not man for the Sabbath. 2:28 “So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”

 

In our human nature, we want to take charge or repose, meaning that at times, we could be so confident because maybe we have a nice spouse, children and a good job believing that this is the motive of repose; however this goes much further than.

In: Mathew. 1:1.16 we find described the genealogy our Lord Jesus Christ from Abraham, who shows seven reposes each seven generations. Meaning that in the genealogy of Jesus is found the true roadway to the real repose. Because each personage meant a rest to Israel, until it got to Christ.

The first repose was Aram

The second repose was David

The third repose Joram

The fourth repose Josiah

The fifth repose was Zadok

The sixth repose is Jesus

The fourth repose is Christ

The first generation of repose was born in Esrom (meaning: surrounded by a wall) who begot Aram (Height, magnificent) this speaks to us that it is important to understand that we cannot trust our mentality. We cannot rest on our attitudes, because in a given moment we could fall, since this is not the true repose.

The second repose is given to David (beloved) who whom at the same time begot Solomon (pacifier) David was a prophet, pastor, poet, a man according to the heart of God, a king. About David we can say many good things, however at times we can say: I dance, I serve, and these things makes us feel in comfort but, it could happen to us the same that happened to David, and that is why we cannot be confident that when we do not have problems is because we are fine.

The third repose is with Josepheth (judge) who begat Joram (Jehovah exalts) we can say about Josepheth who was a pious king who pleased God at all times, and he was very prosperous. Joram followed the steps of his father, but he made a mistake making alliances building ships to go and bring back gold but God destroy them. Many times we know what is right, but we take wrong decisions putting our hope in the things of this earth. We should be careful not to place our eyesight in the material, the same as Joram did with the gold.

The fourth repose is with Amon (nutrient, skilled worker) who begot Josiah (given from the Lord, to whom Jehovah heels)

Josiah had almost a perfect life, but he made alliance with Babylonians, and the enemies of Babylon killed him, because of a decision he took still being a spiritual man he made a mistake and forgot to ask God. We must try that the supernatural of God is with us, and when we look for Him then He will give us the vastness our desires, and is at that time that which seemed to be materially important, recedes into the background.

The fifth repose is with Hazor (useful, helper) who begat Zadok (just, upright, clean) nothing is said about both of them in the Bible, but something is for sure: that after Josiah the exile began, for which Hazor and Zadok were in captivity in exile. We must be careful about rest even in captivity, perhaps we are slaves of something that binds us but we should be satisfy having a good testimony and we rest in that, even in captivity, taking for granted our objective of the true rest.

The six repose is with Joseph (God adds) who begot Jesus (Jehovah saves)

The seventh repose is Christ (anointed)

It is imperative to believe that Jesus is the Repose, it does not matter how much we could have, because there is no rest with the material things The Repose is Christ and nobody else.

Sal 62:1 God Alone a Refuge from Treachery and Oppression

For the choir director; according to Jeduthun A Psalm of David

(1)My soul waits in silence for God only;

     From Him (2) my salvation.

 

Sal 62:2 He only is my (3) rock and my salvation,

     My (4) stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.

God drew a line in in each one of the reposes, letting us understand that this was not, until it got to Christ who is the true. We must examine ourselves to know in what have we been reposing, what have we been trusting, and finally we must trust in Him, in each one of the things of our life, because only Christ is the true Repose.

 

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