Wednesday, March 26, 2008

By Adenuga Sunday Joseph

Jesus spoke the words "it is finished" on the cross when He was about to die for our sins. He had finished the work of redemption (i.e. salvation, deliverance, healing, prosperity, safety etc.): He completed it successfully. He had done all that is required, He had finished the work, and He had successfully completed the task of making us the sons of God. All there is for any man to be saved or delivered or prosperous is up to him/her. God’s part had been completed; God’s righteous requirement for sins’ penalty had been paid. What more? Nothing, but to only believe and receive the grace.
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lust, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ;
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquities, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works
All you need to do is to receive the grace of God. The grace is made available to all men; you only need to receive it. It is finished, I mean, you have no work to do, only discover what He has done and made available to you. Your success is finished; your victory is certain. Jesus has gotten the victory; Jesus has gotten the success.
He said, ‘all power in heaven and on earth is given unto me, go ye therefore … I am with you always’. When you have all power in heaven and on earth, it means you have all success, all victory, health, prosperity, dominion, strength, grace and wisdom.
Many are struggling; no, you don’t need to. Just find out the victory that Christ has made available and capitalize on it. Please note, I am not saying that you will not work hard and fight (for there is no short cut to a life of success), but when you fight, you fight in God’s strength. Jesus said, ‘it is finished’. In considering this statement, I want you to know something about the Almighty God; He said in Isaiah 46:8 – 10, that He is the Lord that declares the end from the beginning. This means that God knows the end from the beginning: it means God finishes before He starts; He completes before He commences; He ends a thing before He starts it. In Revelation, Jesus said, ‘I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the ending’. God is saying to you as you read this book; if you allow Him (the Almighty) to begin a work of grace in your life; then you can be very sure that He has completed that work. I know it because God can never start a work and leave it half done. God can never begin a work without ending it. If He starts, it means He has finished it before He started it. Please understand this, if your life is in His hands, and He has really started that thing you are doing (I mean, He initiated that project, business, ministry or job), then I can happily report to you that, that ‘thing’ have a very good ending. Yes, if what you are doing originated from God, then I want to congratulate you because if you follow through, it is impossible for you to fail. You cannot fail; I know it. Since God is the starter, He has finished it before He started you. That is why Hebrew 12:2 says Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. He is the beginner and the finisher of my work, my faith. He is the Author and the perfecter of my life Hallelujah. He doesn’t commence a thing without having finished it. He can never fail because he already finished it to a successful ending before He stated it. Any time God starts you out on any project, you can be 100% sure that you are already a success irrespective of the present situation. Please see this, believe it, know it and be encouraged.
Dear friend, I urge you to be rest assured in your spirit: that He has done it for you: He has finished it. All you need to do is accept it. IT IS UP TO YOU TO ACCEPT IT.
Congrats because I trust God that you have accepted it.

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