“13 Now therefore, I pray Thee, if I have found Grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You, that I may find Grace in Your sight: and consider that this nation is Your People.
14 And He said, My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:13-14
Our rest as a Child of God is not in a day but in a Person, Jesus Christ. Resting in the finished work of Christ Jesus, knowing that in Him we are hidden from the power of sin; dead unto the power of sin through baptism into Jesus Death (Romans 6:3-5; 7:1-4), we are able to resist the devil and the devil will flee (James 4:7).
We do not fight the devil in our own might. No, not at all. We fight ourselves, the faith in our flesh; our intellect, talents and abilities we’ve always depended on to gain the victory of which we seek and we look unto the Cross of Christ for that victory. This is a victory that is not ‘gained’ but maintained by Grace through faith in WHO Jesus is and what HE did on Calvary’s Cross for whosoever will believe. It is the dominion over sin we are promised in Romans 6:14 that we are maintaining by Grace through faith, not by greatly devised philosophical methods of man being taught as Biblical doctrine which appeal to our flesh through faith.
THIS is the rest that comes. Knowing in Whom we have believed and being persuaded that HE is able to keep that which we have committed unto Him (2 Timothy 1:12).
Finding Grace, God’s Divine Grace, only comes as we are hidden in Christ. Humbly submitted unto His Lordship; seeking His Will and His Ways, we are guaranteed the Promises of God. His very Presence shall go with us all the days of our lives and He shall give us rest in the darkest of days and the roughest of storms.
As the world waxes worst, we will see the manifest Presence of God move on behalf of His Children. We will see the lame walk, the blind see and signs and wonders will FOLLOW those who believe. It is His same Presence which blesses those hidden in Christ Jesus, our corruption covered by Jesus’ Blood, that will bring judgment to this fallen world.
“28 Come unto Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
There is a rest for the Child of God but it’s one of the hardest battles we will ever fight; a daily battle of faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Oh but the rest…once we decide this day to rest in Him; to commit unto Him all of our needs according to His riches in glory, the rest that comes is beyond all understanding…the joy is unspeakable.
“For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.” 1 Cor. 2:2
-Donna Clark Warren