Tag: Pilgrim

You have not yet come to the rest

Grace Gems Whiteby Grace Gems

Every Day!” Author unknown, 1872

“You have not yet come to the rest and the inheritance which the Lord your God is giving you!” Deuteronomy 12:9

These words were addressed to the people of Israel in reference to their entrance into Canaan. A better rest and a more glorious inheritance are in reserve for the people of God–and they are freely bestowed. As Canaan was given to the Jews–so is Heaven, with all its joys, given to believers! God has, in unspeakable grace, given His only begotten Son–and with Him, He freely gives all things.

Christian pilgrim, you have not yet come to the rest and inheritance which the Lord your God will give you. You have yet a little longer to tread the wilderness course: your work is not yet done, your battles are not all fought, your trials are not all endured. But praise your God and take courage!

“He who has helped you hitherto, Will help you all your journey through!”

You have not yet come to your rest–but you are coming to it! It is a little nearer now, than it was yesterday.

You are not yet in possession of your eternal inheritance–but Christ is in possession, and you are a joint heir with Him. Where the forerunner is–there all His followers will be!

“Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance–an inheritance that is kept in Heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay!” 1 Peter 1:3-4

by Grace Gems

The Pilgrim’s Key Of Escape

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

In the book Pilgrim’s Progress, the lead character named Christian decides to depart from the main highway and follow another path which seems easier. This path leads him into the territory of a giant name Despair whose fortress is called Doubting Castle. Christian is captured by the giant and kept in his dungeon. He’s overcome by Despair until his faithful companion Hope reminds him of previous victories. After praying all night, Christian remembers that he owns a key called Promise that will open any lock. Even the greatest of God’s people sometimes deal with despair. When you feel like giving up in some way, remember all the blessings and victories that God’s given you in the past. For every dark situation or bondage, God will give you the way out. You have to take hold of the promise He’s giving you and apply it into action. In every situation of discouragement, you’ve got a choice. You can sit in a dungeon of despair, or you can hold on to hope and use the key of God’s promises. Do the latter and every door of doubt in your life will swing open.

Today’s Mission – Today, remember all the blessings and victories God has given you in the past and take hold of His promises for your freedom.

by Jonathan Cahn