Part 5 - Resting by Faith
Overview: Faith in the Creator
The believer is called to both a rest in Christ and to love and good works. Rest in Jesus Christ is a rest from trying to duplicate the work of Christ. This is to receive, solely through faith, the standing that Christ provides. Love and good works are the fruit of this standing in God's kingdom. They are the work of God's Spirit who works through the believer. Nothing of the fallen creation inherits the kingdom through works (the Law). One must be born into it as a new creation through faith in Jesus Christ, and this makes one an heir "according to the promise." Jesus redeemed His people from the curse of the law, "that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith."