A PLACE OF REST BEFORE HEAVEN
“’Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense.’ Song of Solomon 4:6…The Lord has fragrant places of safety and repose for His people until He comes to fetch them to glory. What a ‘mountain of myrrh’ is Jesus” Octavius Winslow (ref#135, Feb 2nd).
“…The promise of ‘arrival’ and ‘rest’ is still there for God’s people. God himself is at rest. And at the end of the journey we’ll surely rest with God…” (Heb 4:8-11 MSG).
“It is clearly God’s revealed will that His people should be comforted….The Spirit comforts the believer by unfolding to his eye the near prospect of the coming glory. Heaven is near at hand. It is only a step out of a poor, sinful, sorrow-stricken world, into the rest that waits for the people of God. It is only a moment, the twinkling of an eye, and we are absent from the body and present with the Lord. Then the days of our mourning will end and sin will grieve no more, affliction will wound no more, sorrow will depress no more, and God will hide Himself no more. There will be the absence of all evil, and the presence of all good…” Octavius Winslow (ref#135, Nov 23rd).
“…that promise of resting in him pulls us on to God’s goal for us, we need to be careful that we’re not disqualified….If we believe, though, we’ll experience that state of resting….” (Heb 4:1-3 MSG).
FATHER, I thank You for JESUS the Rock where I can retreat to anytime and find unchangeable grace in my time of need. What comfort!