Wherever the Lord is, and wherever His presence is, there is rest—a rest that is not subject to atmospheric forces or outward circumstances. Moses once said to God, “If I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way that I may know You and find grace in Your sight.” (Exodus 33:13) Moses wanted to know God’s ways which led to grace. God’s answer was,
…My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest. (Exodus 33:14)
The One who spoke to Moses that day came in the flesh, stood before the Jewish people of His day, who were heavily burdened by laws and rules, and said,
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)
The Amplified Bible says it this way—“I will cause you to rest”. And in the Greek, it literally says, “I will rest you.”
“Come to Me,” Jesus says. Not to a country, or a mountain, or a religion, but to Himself. “Come to Me, and My presence will cause you to rest. In My presence is rest. I am rest.” Wherever His presence manifests, there is rest. And the devil cannot operate where there is rest—his territory is unrest, agitation and stress.
We have blessings that are resilient, because they depend on Jesus who lives in us. Because our healing, longevity, prosperity and success are all based on Someone who is unshakable, all-powerful, all-knowing, all gracious, and best of all, all-loving! We have a security that is immovable! A peace unbreakable, and joy unspeakable in the resting presence of our Savior!