FINISHING THE WORK! (Part #1) 3-5-2017

posted Mar 7, 2017, 11:37 AM by Dale Barnes

The words of Jesus: I have brought you (God) glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.” (Jn.17:4NIV)  “It is finished.” (Jn.19:30NIV)  The words of the Apostle Paul: “...the time for my departure is near. I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.” (2 Tim.4:6-7NIV)

Jesus had finished the ministry God gave him in going about demonstrating the reality and life of God. Showing, through a three year ministry, who he truly was and is.  Finally,

going to the cross, suffering and dying for us, so that we could know the reality of the life of God in us.

Paul, a disciple and apostle, followed Christ and finished what God had called him to do. His work in action and writing speaks to us today. Through the challenges and hindrances, that were many, he finished strong. “Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness,” (2 Tim.4:8NIV)

Jesus is called the “author and finisher” of our faith.(Heb.12:2)  When you turn to Christ and put your trust in him. It is the beginning of that which God has purposed for you. As you continue in faith and obedience, He will help you finish the work he has called you to do. It is followed by an eternal reward.

The calling you and I have may or  may not be big in the eyes of others, but as we walk with the Lord and finish what God has called us to do, it will glorify God and be a blessing to others. While the world, as a whole, is pursuing things that last only for a short time, we can pursue Christ and his will which has fruit for eternity!