I’m speaking from my own personal experience of course, but this is equally true of other saints who have rested in Christ’s finished work.
A person who truly hungers to rest in grace will persue it voraciously; he is compelled by the Spirit of God. What does it really mean? How does it apply to me? He’ll dig, and dig, and dig until he hits paydirt. Not settling for the dung that most of religion is selling. He knows from his insides that what he’s hearing from false religion is the opposite of rest. And he knows that he can’t maintain pursuing that which can’t be attained to by efforts. God enlightens him. He comes to know what to rest in Him means, and he gladly & gratefully does so.
And thereafter, whatever upstanding false religion has to say no longer matters to him in the least. Because it’s all the same product with different packaging. It’s behavioral acceptance before God, and it’s all a lie. It’s the serpent’s lie to Eve in Genesis 3. And it’s the same lie that he’s been telling ever since then, and sadly the majority of people are still believing it.
God knows him, he knows God, they are friends, and he knows what has been given to him…rest in His unconditional love & acceptance, rest in His forgiveness, rest in His sanctification, and rest in His righteousness.
Once God has quickened these truths within a person’s spirit, there’s not a sales pitch that false religion can offer that has any appeal whatsoever.
“The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints” Ephesians 1.18
“Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgement: because as he is, so are we in this world.” 1 John 4.17
So I appeal to anyone who desires to know what I’m talking about…it’s all right there for you my friend. Ask God to show you, and He will.