Daily Devotional – 3/29/18 “It has to finish!”

Words have the power to change everything. You don’t have to believe me. Ask somebody who’s had to stand before a judge waiting on a sentence of guilty or not guilty. Ask the man who has had to wait on the answer to his proposal. Ask the person who had to hear cancer or remission. Ask somebody who has heard the words, time of death. Ask the person who was at the edge of their cliff but heard, you’re hired. Words can change everything. And when Jesus spoke the words, “It is finished,” His words changed the course of our lives and we weren’t even thought of yet. Jesus’ war cry, “It is finished,” signified an end to His sacrificial purpose on the cross. It was His cry that symbolized the ending to Him taking on the guilt our committed sin deserved. It is finished. Words Jesus spoke to let those who tried know, they didn’t win. It is finished. Words for those who once doubted to now see, you didn’t do anything but what My Father allowed. It is finished. In other words, the work of my flesh is done. It is finished. Call answered, obedience obeyed, prophesies pleased, ransom resolved and debt cancelled. It is finished. Sting taken from death. It is finished. God’s justice justified. It is finished.

Beloved, I don’t know what you are facing. I don’t know what you’ve had to endure. I don’t know the voices you hear, in the stillness of the night. I don’t know the suffering that’s threatening to close your mouth. But you’ve got to go through because in the end, when it’s all said and done; It has to finish. And regardless if it is manifested in the natural or in that great getting up morning; know that it has to finish and you will win. Your war cry will not be in vain. It has to finish.

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