Thursday, 14 February2019
God’s promise of entering his rest still stands, so we ought to tremble with fear that some of you might fail to experience it – Hebrews 4:1 NLT.
The Bible speaks about how we who are in Christ have overcome the world. We are also taught that in everything we are more than conquerors. This is possible because Christ has overcome the world and because He lives in us, we too have overcome. Knowledge and revelation of this fact leads to confidence and assurance in His ability to lead us to victory. This assurance leads to entering His rest.
It is alarming that most Christians have not entered into His rest. The kingdom of God is righteousness, joy and peace in the Holy Spirit. Our faith in His Son makes us righteous, and sadly this is as far as most Christians will know and experience in their walk with God. We are missing out on the joy and the peace, and hence have not entered into His rest. Like the Israelites in the wilderness the word did not profit them, though it was preached it did not bear fruits in their lives.
Failure to enter into this rest is attributed to many factors like unbelief and lack of faith. I must admit that I too have not been fully immersed in His rest. The anxiety that often comes when tested or challenged is a result of not being found in His rest.
The Israelites were proof that you could walk and be in God’s presence yet not be in His rest. This scares and challenges me to seek His face more and that I too may be fully immersed in His rest. The above scripture says we ought to tremble with fear that some of us might fail to experience His rest. “Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty,” Psalm 91:1 NLT.