Don’t Sweat It

Posted on 17 Mar 2024, Speaker: Ken Miles

Don’t Sweat It

Old Testament Priests were not to wear wool.

And it shall be, whenever they enter the gates of the inner court, that they shall put on linen garments; no wool shall come upon them while they minister within the gates of the inner court or within the house. 18 They shall have linen turbans on their heads and linen trousers on their bodies; they shall not clothe themselves with anything that causes sweat. Ezekiel 44:17-18

We are New Testament Priests.

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people… 1 Peter 2:9

Sweat was part of our separation from God.

In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for dust you are, and to dust you shall return. Genesis 3:19

You don’t have to sweat your salvation.

…knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified. Gal. 2:16

Jesus did all the sweating.

And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground. Luke 22:44

There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His. Heb. 4:9-10

Don’t sweat doing the work of God.

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. Mt. 11:29-30

Abiding in Christ produces the desired result.

Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. John 15:4-5,7-8

Our only labour is to enter and remain in his rest.

Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest… Heb. 4:11 KJV

Rest in Christ and follow the leading of His Spirit within.

If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Gal. 5:25

Walking in the spirit is instant obedience to the initial prompting of the Holy Spirit.

The Prayer of St. Patrick

Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.