IT IS FINISHED!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Good morning,

Read: John 19:30

“…he said, It is finished……and gave up the ghost” (Jn. 19:30)

Imagine looking at Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa painting in the Louvre museum. Would you think of adding more brush strokes to it? Of course not! It is a masterpiece done by a master, with no need of improvement.

We are to look at Jesus’ work on the cross in an even greater way. We cannot improve on a completed work. Our salvation is won, all our sins are all forgiven, we are made forever righteous by His blood! Christ paid completely and perfectly for our total forgiveness, righteousness and every blessing! So that was why he cried out, “It is finished!”

Today, it is not our works that will bring us salvation and blessings. It is Christ’s finished work. Christian living is not about doing, but believing in His finished work. Under the law, we must do, but under grace, it is done!

Maybe you are faced with overwhelming odds today. Jesus promises, “It is finished!” In Christ, you are not going to be, because you are already healed and delivered. The work is finished. The victory is won. Our blessings have been bought by His blood! Live life knowing that there is victory for you already won by Jesus – only believe! It is finished!

Prayer: Dear God, let me live my life, knowing that there is victory for me already won by Jesus. I strongly believe that it is finished!

PEACE ON EARTH!

(From ‘The Voice of Christ Today, 2014 Edition’ Daily Inspiration for Personal and Family Devotion, Page 114. A publication of The World International Sacred Peace Movement, Grouped Soul).

2 thoughts on “IT IS FINISHED!

  1. You might want to read all of that Jesus taught (in the first 4 books of New Testament). You will discover that the disciples even asked Jesus how they would be able to recognize other believers. Jesus replied, ‘You will know them by their works’. Even in the NT Book of James, it is written, “Faith without works is dead’. So, I’m unable to believe that ‘accepting Christ as your savior’ is enough….or maybe it is simply that some people only pretended to ‘accept Christ’ (never sincerely meant it). When I observe people, who claim to be followers of Christ (Christians), I see many of them doing the opposite of what Christ taught. I think they will be very disappointed when they finally have their final judgement. Why take the chance? May God Bless you.

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  2. Hello Gloria. Thanks for stopping by. There is a difference between a Christian and a church goer. When a person accepts Christ as his/her saviour, he/she is renewed and behaves Christ-like and will be moved to do works that are reflective of Christ.

    Stating one’s religion as Christianity or going to church, does not make one a Christian. It is a sincere acceptance of Christ and faith in His redeeming blood and love that saves.It is our knowledge of and intimate relationship with Him that will move us to do works that He and others around will recognize as reflective of Him. A Christian will behave like Christ. Christ is light and we are His brightness. We therefore should be representatives of Him here on earth.

    As you rightly said, many people ‘claim’ to be Christians but do the opposite of Christ’s teachings which is centred on love and from which all our works must flow. It is important that we each search our hearts to be sure that we have truly accepted Christ as our saviour and redeemer.

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