2 Timothy 2:1
“Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.”

In this wonderful verse, the Apostle Paul exhorts Timothy to be strong in grace. To many believers are trying to be strong in their prayer life,  in evangelism, or  perhaps in their confession of faith, but doing those things will wear a person out unless they are first established in and strong in the grace of the Lord Jesus.  Every aspect of a Believer’s life is to be walked out from a position of rest.  Every aspect!  In order for a Believer to get the God-kind of results in their life, they must do so by being firmly established in and operating out of a totally restful, “it is finished” position of rest!  Someone might say, “Ya, we need to be at rest, but when it’s time for warfare, we really have to get it together and fight and strain through some things.”  But, the truth is that even in spiritual warfare, rather especially in spiritual warfare, and Christian MUST exercise their victorious faith from a position of resting in the perfection of Jesus’ finished work!  We do not have to try, fight and wear ourselves out to try to get “It is finished” results in our lives.  As a matter of fact, the more that you try to conjure up and produce these results out of your own ability, the more that you will negate the power of Jesus’ finished work in your life.  As a Believer, the sensible, mature, power-producing thing for you to do to get victorious results is to rest!  Your “duty” is to be strong in rest, to be strong in the grace of our Lord Jesus.  This is the only way for a Believer to get Jesus-kind-of results in their life.


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