My Testimony Of My Life By Evangelist Sam Biggers

  • Hebrews 4 (NASB) The Believer’s Rest
    Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have
    come short of it.
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    For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the word
    they heard did not profit them, because it was not united by faith in those who heard.
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    For we who have
    believed enter that rest, just as He has said,
    “AS I SWORE IN MY WRATH,
    THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST,”
    although His works were finished from the foundation of the world.
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    For He has said somewhere
    concerning the seventh day: “AND GOD RESTED ON THE SEVENTH DAY FROM ALL HIS WORKS”;
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    and again in
    this passage, “THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST.”
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    Therefore, since it remains for some to enter it, and
    those who formerly had good news preached to them failed to enter because of disobedience,
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    He again
    fixes a certain day, “Today,” saying through David after so long a time just as has been said before,
    “TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE,
    DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS.”
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    For if Joshua had given them rest, He would not have spoken of another day after that.
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    So there
    remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God.
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    For the one who has entered His rest has himself also
    rested from his works, as God did from His.
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    Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no
    one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience.
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    For the word of God is living and
    active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of
    both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
    13
    And there is no
    creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we
    have to do.
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    Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of
    God, let us hold fast our confession.
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    For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our
    weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.
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    Therefore let us
    draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in
    time of need.
    The rest the Apostle Paul was writing about in Hebrews particularly in Chapter 4 had remained a great
    mystery to me for over 40 years. When I would read Hebrews 3 and 4 I sensed in my spirit there is a
    dimension in God that was far deeper than that I had experienced in my walk with God.
    God had blessed me with His presence in the early seventies and the anointing of God would come and
    His presence would descend upon me as I would minister the word. However, there was always a deep
    struggle within my heart, soul, mind and strength to know God on a greater dimension. I would pour over
    the pages of God’s attempting to discover that hunger and thirst that heart cried for. When I came to the
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  • Book Hebrews, it was if there was something missing in my heart that I could take hold of or realize what
    God was desired for His people.
    While there was anointing that would come upon me, it did not remain and the struggle with my flesh and
    spirit seemed to be a war that I could never overcome. The flesh seemed to prevail and I would cry unto
    God for help but I could not find the rest that I read about in Hebrews. I just did not realize is a
    dimension in God that I could live in if only I would allow God to cut all the flesh out of my life.
    I was proud of how God was using me in the central part of the Midwest. I owned a tent and I would
    travel extensively, especially will Southwest Missouri, Northern Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma. God
    was using me in ministry in the work of an Evangelist and hundreds0 were coming to Christ. I was
    humbled and proud at the same time. There was mixture in my life and little did I realize that God was
    going to deal with me for a long time and deep would be the valley God would force me to go through to
    come into that rest in which the flesh no longer overwhelms my soul and spirit.
    It has been decades since I stood with confidence in self to proclaim the Gospel of Christ and walk away
    after the presence of God would come upon me and wrestle severely with my flesh. I felt as a failure and
    darkness would flood my soul as I struggled with self trying within my own strength to be what I believe
    God desired me to become; however, I always fell short and the self confidence I once walked in did not
    fulfill my spirit, soul, mind and strength. I would be critical of other’s ministry and focused on the flesh of
    man rather than lift my eyes until the hills from comes my strength.
    Finally, after spending decades in darkness of soul with little to no desire to serve the Lord, I came to a
    place that I wanted was rest. My heart cried for rest – if only I could come to a place where I could have
    rest within my inner man – did not care anything about “my ministry” nor did not have a desire to
    “minister” to another one. I just wanted God. I wanted for Him to come to me and deliver me from my
    failures, my sorrow and pain of soul – my flesh.
    Deliverance from self is only comes by the mercy and grace of God. His Holy Spirit must come to us and
    force us to admit we are nothing in the flesh and we must to be point to admit we are nothing but the dirt
    of this earth from which man was created and have no ability within self to offer anything to Him other
    than to throw self onto the alter of sacrifice and cry out “consume me O Lord, and let me come forth as
    gold purified by your fire. Take all the dross of my flesh and remove it from me.”
    Once we are willing to lay everything we think we are, desire to become and have attempted to become
    in our flesh will He receive what we have to offer unto Him. I had to reach the place in my life I no longer
    attempted to protect my reputation, my possessions or my future desires. He brought me low and
    stripped me to the core, cut away the desires of my flesh, stood me up and begin to fill me with the ability
    to look through His eyes, to see as He sees, to hear the very heart beat of His heart.
    He literally turned me upside dumped everything I possessed out and then he burned the desires out of
    my flesh and placed within me the desire to know Him and desire Him alone. I have no desire be
    anything more than what He desires me to be. I am content and complete in Christ. I need more and
    nothing less. I have entered into His rest – the blessed place where the precious Holy Spirit has been
    full control of my life.
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  • In Him I move and live and have my being:
    Acts 17:27-29 (KJV)
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    That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far
    from every one of us:
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    For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we
    are also his offspring.
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    Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto
    gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.
    In the past I stool near Him, now I am in Him. I am free to approach the His throne with confidence and
    stand in awe of the greatness of His Holiness, Power, Majesty, Love, Grace and the gifting He has given
    unto me.
    I desire nothing more than His presence within my spirit, soul, mind and strength. There is no desire to
    attempt to impress anyone with my knowledge, self confidence or selfish ambitions or flesh – I need Him
    and Him alone. He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lord and is Holy and I am humbled He, of off the
    men and women on this earth, would come to me and deliver me for darkness of soul and establishment
    upon the solid Rock of His truth.
    Years ago I received a vision of the most beautiful broad river I have ever seen naturally or pictures,
    photos or from any source. I saw the most beautiful luxurious. magnificent, splendid and lush view
    beyond that a picture could capture known to man. I saw myself in the middle of that river free and
    floating in peace enjoying the presence and I hear this in my spirit: “I am going to use you to bring people
    into my presence where they can partake of me.”
    I forgot all about that vision as I drifted downward into darkness of soul with sorrow that God was in the
    process of stripping me of all pride, selfishness and desires of my flesh. All I could do was to focus on
    my current circumstances. I lived to die naturally and even cried out to God to come and take my life. I
    saw no hope and no future. I was dead, dry and thirsty to die.
    But God looked down upon my situation, saw my heart and through the pages of an old Bible begin the
    process of bringing me to the current place of total rest and confidence in Him. I do not have to do
    anything to enjoy His presence. I am yielded to Him. What He asks me to do; that will I do – for it is not
    work but worship. I have come to rest from my labor and I rest in me with a peace that I can enter the
    throne of His presence and ask for His will to be done according to His good pleasure.
    Is it because I am so special? No. It is because He has brought to the Alter of His Love and I have
    thrown my flesh and all that I baggage I was carrying, all that I have and have or hope to be and offered
    it as a sacrifice to Him with a cry from my heart – consume me and set me free.
    Friends, if you have never come to the Holy Ground of His Presence you cannot possess the rest He has
    to give you until you willingly throw the flesh of self onto the Alter of Sacrifice and allow Him to consume
    you. If you do, you will come forth with the fragrant of His Presence upon your life – it will not be a
    fragrance of pride or self – it will the fragrance of His Presence and He will begin to unlock doors that
    were sealed in the past and all you have to do is to rest in His Presence. It is living in the river of His
    Presence and He will begin to your broken, wounded, ugly life of this earth that may still be seen through
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  • the eyes of this world who once know you. They will not understand but one thing they will have to
    confess: He is not the same person, I once knew. God will begin to use us as we walk daily in His
    presence with eyes focused upon Him.
    I have explained this experience as if I am walking daily on a razor. I cuts when my flesh when it
    attempts to rise its ugly head and, on the other side, the words of my mouth are the sword of the word of
    God as we find Hebrews 4:12-13.
    O Lord, I give thanks to you for delivering me from the river of self and brought me into the river of Your
    Presence.
    Here is what brought to the place of my current state of joy and peace in the Holy Spiri