“The land whereon thou liest, to thee will I
REST ON A
No promise is of private interpretation: it
belongs not to one saint, but to all believers.
If, my brother, thou canst in faith lie down
upon a promise, and take thy rest thereon, it is
thine. Where Jacob “lighted,” and tarried, and
rested, there he took possession. Stretching his
weary length upon the ground, with the stones of
that place for his pillows, he little fancied
that he was thus entering into ownership of the
land; and yet so it was.
He saw in his dream that
wondrous ladder which for all true believers
unites earth and heaven; and surely where the
foot of the ladder stood he must have a right to
the soil, for otherwise he could not reach the
All the promises of God
are Yea and Amen in Christ Jesus; and as He is
ours, every promise is ours if we will but lie
down upon it in restful faith. Come, weary one,
use thy Lord’s words as thy pillows. Lie down in
Dream only of Him. Jesus is thy ladder of light.
See the angels coming and going upon Him between
thy soul and thy God; and be sure that the
promise is thine own God-given portion, and that
it will not be robbery for thee to take it to
thyself, as spoken specially to thee.