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Deuteronomy 12:9-10

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 9 For you have not yet come into the rest and to the inheritance, which the LORD your God gives you.

 10 But when you go over the Jordan, and dwell in the land that the LORD your God gives you to inherit, and when he gives you rest from all your enemies round about, so that you dwell in safety;1

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1 You have not yet come into the rest and to the inheritance, which the LORD your God gives you. But when you go over the Jordan, and dwell in the land that the LORD your God gives you to inherit, and when he gives you rest from all your enemies round about, so that you dwell in safety; [THE REST!]

We sit down in Christ to enter the rest, to enter the rest from fighting our enemies, like Israel entered the rest from fighting and purging their land of the surrounding heathen peoples; only our enemies are spiritual: lust, rage, pride, selfishness, envy, greed, covetousness, jealousy, lying, cheating, stealing, sexual immorality, profane language, and evil thoughts, etc. Salvation is to be delivered from sin and to be protected from evil, (sanctified), from our enemies of sin. But you who would be a Christian, to be freed from sin you must believe and hope in God's promise to set the captives free, to become free of sin; otherwise, you too will perish in the spiritual wilderness without ever entering the promise land — heaven. Don't be like the Jews who said they could not conquer the giants and refused to cross the Jordan to do battle, even with God fighting for them; don't say sin can't be conquered, even with God's promised help; don't say who can war with the beast? Because victory over sin, our enemies within our heart, is the promised salvation.

That he would grant to us,
that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,
in holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. Luke 1:74-5

This is the rest with which you may cause the weary to rest, and this is the refreshing; yet they would not hear.. Isa 28:12
Therefore, since a promise of entering into his rest still stands, let us fear, lest any of you should come short of it. Heb 4:1
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Mat 11:29
For he who has entered His rest, has himself also ceased from his works, as God did from His. Heb 4:10

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