Friday, April 18, 2014
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).