Work Finished – Renovations Complete

WorkFinished

Last words are important. Jesus last words were :

It Is Finished !

What was finished? What did Jesus mean?

Most of us would say that He was referring to his death on the Cross would give us forgiveness of sin & life everlasting.

That is certainly true. It is the message of Easter.

I believe Jesus was saying much more then that.

Just before his arrest Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane.  He said this to his Father:

I have completed  the work you gave me to do.

I have completed down to the last detail

What you have assigned me to do.

John 17:4

Mission Accomplished 

Mission Accomplished. In three short years Jesus life work was completed. He was thirty-three.

 

His Mission Can Be Described In Four Words 

Revelation -Relationship-Reconciliation-Restoration 

 

The First Three Years

In the three short years of his public ministry Jesus had two goals.

Revelation

Jesus came to reveal that God is a Father.

  • A good Father who wants his children to come home.
  • A father who is active in his children’s lives
  • A father who loves & delights in his children
  • A father who has done everything needed to restore the broken relationship with his children.

 

Relationship

Jesus taught his followers how to have relationship with this Father in the 9-5 of life.

Jesus demonstrated how to :

  • have conversations with the Father
  • how to hear the Father’s voice
  • be anchored in Truth in the storms of life
  • use the Word of God as a weapon against the lies of our Enemy

Jesus modelled a life that was :

  • secure in his Father’s love & approval
  • aware of his Father’s presence
  • empowered by the Holy Spirit
  • lived with passion-purpose-peace

 

Jesus Lived The Designed Life 

 A Life of Passion-Purpose-Peace 

 

The Two Sides of The Cross

Reconciliation 

Those three hours on the cross brought reconciliation. Everything that Jesus taught & modelled could now become reality in the disciples lives . That includes us if we  choose to believe.

The debt has been paid.

We now have free access to the Father. We  have a home. We have a family.

We can live

  • secure in our  Father’s love & approval
  • aware of our  Father’s presence
  • empowered by his Holy Spirit
  • with passion-purpose-peace

Restoration 

For most of us the above sentence is positional more then it is experiential.

We need serious renovation work done in our lives. We need to be restored.

Jesus described his life work; his mission in these words.

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me.

For he has anointed me to

Bring Good News to the poor.

He has sent me to proclaim that

Captives will be released;

 That the blind will see,

That the downtrodden will be freed

 That the time of the Lord’s favour has come.

Luke 4:18-19

 

 Because He Is Risen 

We Are  Reconciled 

  What Was Lost Has Been Restored

You Are Invited To  Experience His Love 

You Are Invited To Give It Away 

 

Keep posted for the rest of the story.

I have a treat for you today.   Here is   Paul Baloche’s song Hosanna .

 

Virtually yours

linda

admin@lindafode.com

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