Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter!


God has done His part, so we must no longer make our own ways of redeeming ourselves. Our part is just to believe and receive the forgiveness, the healing, the freedom and live His abundant life. God does not want His blood to be wasted. He wants everyone to receive what He suffered to provide.

The text below I've read from an entry written years ago and I'm blessed to share this with you:

"It is Finished."

Colossians 1:12-20 (KJV; emphasis mine)
12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell;
20And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

So....."It is finished"... Jesus' last words on the Cross...before He died. He accomplished all that He came to do before taking His last breath.

In John 17:4, in the Garden, Jesus said "I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do." The Greek for "finished" in this verse is teleioo and means consecrate, fulfill, (make) perfect. It is here in the Garden where Jesus declared that He had consecrated the work God gave Him to do...he declared it sacred and further, made it inviolable. And then He was put on trial and went to the Cross, as a lamb led to slaughter.

In John 19:30, on the Cross, Jesus received the vinegar and "...he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost." The Greek for "finished" in this verse is teleo and means accomplish, make an end, expire, pay, perform, complete, execute, conclude, discharge (a debt).

It is finished. What is finished? Everything (Colossians 1:20). He reconciled ALL THINGS unto Himself. Period.

It is finished.
It was finished? It will be finished? No....It IS finished...past, present and future. It was "IS" before was "IS" when man was "IS" when originally penned..."IS" yesterday...and it will be "IS" when we read it tomorrow, a 100 years from now...and for all eternity...HALLELUJAH!!!!

It is finished. It is ended...expired...completed. His inviolable work cannot be violated. Period.

The Cross...that beautiful, glorious and, more accurately, indescribable Cross...
Colossians 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
May the Lord always be honored and glorified as we live our lives unto we live, move and have our being in the "IS"...

If you need a miracle, if you need the power of God to intervene in your life or heal your sickness, or come to your aid in any situation you are in right this moment, there is hope! Let go of discouragement, disappointments, unmet expectations, and look toward what Christ has already done to provide us all that miracle. Remember, "It is finished."

Open your heart, look to Jesus, and only believe!


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