The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh comes; and to Him shall be the obedience of the people. – (Genesis 49:10 NKJV)
In the scripture above, Jacob is prophesying over his sons, the 12 tribes of Israel. He prophesies that Judah is going to produce a Shiloh.
What does Shiloh mean? I see Shiloh as rest. Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). Wow! This is Jesus in the very book of Genesis telling us what He will be in us and through us.
Sometimes we try to work it out and provide for ourselves and we don’t rest in the Lord, rest in His Word, knowing that He has seen ahead of the problem you are in today. But He has made a provision for you so that you can come to Him and rest!
How do we enter God’s rest? We walk in His Word; we walk by faith.
When I get up in the morning I say, “Good morning, Father. Good morning, Jesus. Good morning, Holy Spirit. This is your beloved, Marilyn, here to enter Your rest.” You might think, “That is so arrogant!” Really? In the New Testament He calls us “beloved” over forty times. So, am I wrong when He said it, that man times, that I am His beloved?
Folks, having Jesus in your heart and seeing Him in every book of the Bible and every day of your life is really a love affair! We are His beloved and we can rest in Him!
Dear heavenly Father, we are Your beloved sons and daughters. Thank You for providing a Shiloh, a place of rest, for us from the very beginning!