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“Release the Rest” Real Talk

November 15, 2019


>>Ashton Parsley: WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A LITTLE
BIT OF REAL TALK, TODAY. I MENTIONED EARLIER IN THE SHOW THAT WE WERE
GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT THIS BEING A YEAR OF REST. PASTOR PARSLEY, MY FATHER, DR. ROD PARSLEY, HE PROPHESIED THAT THIS YEAR
WAS GOING TO BE A YEAR WHERE GOD WOULD RELEASE THE REST, MEANING HIS PEACE, HIS PROVISION,
HIS PROMISES. NOT JUST REST, AS IN, IF YOU’RE TIRED OR WEARY,
OR HEAVY-LADEN, YOU COME AND YOU BRING YOUR BURDENS AND LAY THEM AT THE FOOT OF JESUS,
BUT ALSO, WHERE GOD RELEASES THE REST OF WHAT HE HAS PROMISED TO YOU, THAT YOU DO NOT YET
POSSESS. AND I SPOKE ABOUT THIS IN A VALOR CHAPEL RECENTLY,
SO I THOUGHT THAT WE COULD GO INTO THE TABERNACLE OF WORLD HARVEST CHURCH TOGETHER, AND I’LL
MINISTER TO YOU FROM THERE. LET’S WATCH. I JUST LOOKED AROUND AND I SAW SO MANY PEOPLE,
JUST QUIET WITH THEIR EYES CLOSED, AND KNELT DOWN, OR LAID DOWN, ALMOST LIKE THEY WERE
ASLEEP. AND I SAID — GOD AND I HAVE CONVERSATIONS
AND I SAID, “GOD, WHY DO YOU WANT ME TO LOOK AT THAT? THEY’RE JUST DOING WHAT YOU TOLD ME TO TELL
THEM TO DO.” AND HE SAID, “NO, IT’S MORE THAN THAT.” HE SAID, “I’M GIVING THEM REST.” HE SAID, “I’M GIVING THEM REST AND PHYSICAL
REST.” WHEN WE SLEEP, IT RESTORES AND IT REPLENISHES
OUR BODY; IT GIVES US STRENGTH. YOU KNOW, I’M SURE; YOU’RE ALL COLLEGE STUDENTS. WHEN YOU PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER, STUDYING FOR
AN EXAM OR PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER JUST HAVING FUN IN THE DORMS, AND YOU DON’T GET ENOUGH
SLEEP, THE NEXT DAY, YOU’RE TIRED. AND IF YOU DON’T GET ENOUGH SLEEP THAT NEXT
NIGHT, TO MAKE UP FOR THE SLEEP YOU LOST THE PREVIOUS NIGHT, YOU JUST CONTINUE TO BRING
WEAR AND TEAR ON YOUR BODY. AND IT’S NOT UNTIL YOU GET A GOOD NIGHT’S
SLEEP OR STAY IN BED ALL DAY ON SATURDAY THAT YOU FEEL RESTORED, AND REPLENISHED, AND REENERGIZED,
AND THERE’S STRENGTH IN YOUR PHYSICAL BODY, AND YOU’RE NOT YAWNING AS MUCH, OR FALLING
ASLEEP IN CLASS. AND THE SAME IS TRUE FOR US SPIRITUALLY. WHEN THERE’S REST, THERE IS PEACE, AND WHEN
THERE IS PEACE, THERE IS STRENGTH; THE STRENGTH TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY; THE STRENGTH TO NOT
GIVE UP; THE STRENGTH TO KEEP PRESSING TOWARD THE MARK OF THE HIGH CALLING OF GOD, IN CHRIST
JESUS; THE STRENGTH TO STAY UNCOMMON AND CONTRARY TO THE STATUS QUO. SOME OF US, ALTHOUGH HE’S GIVEN US REST, TODAY,
GOD HAS GIVEN US A DIVINE DOSE OF REST AND PEACE. ALL OF OUR TROUBLES AND ALL OF THE ATTACKS
ARE WAITING, JUST RIGHT OUT THOSE DOORS, AND I DON’T WANT US TO LEAVE THIS ATMOSPHERE AND
NOT CARRY THIS PRESENCE WITH US.

1 Comment

  • Reply Bob Tavares November 8, 2017 at 4:10 am

    Ashton, you are SOOOOOOOOOOOO cool!

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