Times of Rest & Three States of Being
Times of Rest
Exodus 23:10And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the fruits thereof: 11But the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie still; that the poor of thy people may eat: and what they leave the beasts of the field shall eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard, and with thy oliveyard. 12Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed. 13And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.
The first six aspects of God’s children’s lives allow for the last four to be the place of rest because of the abundant life being in the child of God, and the new converts and the ones who are in the land get to receive through the witness of the children of God in the children’s seventh aspect of life. This witnessing is to be done in all avenues of life; therefore, it will be seen and experienced by those around the person in their seventh aspect of life so the ones who have not arrived, to this aspect, can be encouraged and see rest in those who have.
Three States of Being
Exodus 23:14Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year. 15Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:) 16And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field. 17Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord GOD. 18Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the fat of my sacrifice remain until the morning. 19The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.
The feast of unleavened bread is the state of being that God’s children have been redeemed, the feast of firstfruits is being filled with the Spirit, and the feast of ingathering is the state of separation from themselves; which grants complete freedom in the liberty that God has given His people. There shall not be any pride in the reception of God’s sacrifice, and the excess shall be processed properly. The firstfruits, no matter who they have been, are to be brought into the house of the Lord where they can be nurtured into the children of God they have been recreated to be. Be certain not to destroy the new converts by the mature children of God’s energy.