Topic: It Is Finished [Thursday July 27, 2017]
“When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, it is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.” John 19:30 (KJV)
I encourage you today to begin to see yourself as God sees you so that you can truly rule and reign in life. For so long, many believers have lived as if God was waiting around the corner with a hammer watching to see if they would make a mistake. This has robbed many of the joy and liberty of the Christian life. I come to declare to you that what Christ did for you at Calvary was completely complete and perfectly perfect.
You must believe in this revelation and receive it because it is only then that you will be empowered to function here on earth. I am tired of believers living their lives as if sin is more powerful than what Jesus did for us on the cross. On the cross Jesus bore your sins past, present and future and declared with a loud voice – IT IS FINISHED. In other words, I have paid the supreme price once and for all time. God no longer sees you as a sinner. He now sees you in Christ. There is no point cringing and crying for hours and pleading for mercy when you have already been forgiven. Don’t you ever forget that the Father poured out His wrath on His only begotten Son and He has no more wrath to pour on you. The devil no longer has power to condemn you. You are free and free indeed.
Beloved, I know you still make mistakes every now and then, but that does not make you a sinner. Remember that the fact that you passed through a garage does not make you a car. In the same token, falling into one sin or the other does not make you a sinner. Understand that you can never get rid of sin in your life through your own effort or your own resolutions. But when you see yourself the way God sees you, then the Holy Ghost works in you to change you into what you are seeing.
Further Reading: John 19:28-30, 2Corinthians 3:16-18, 5:17-21
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 43-45; Evening- Acts 27:27-44
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.