There is immense joy when you know an assignment has been successfully completed. When Jesus was hung on the cross, He uttered these words, “It is finished.” Read John 19:30 (NKJV). In other words it is all sorted out. The price for our redemption was paid in full; it was completed, therefore, no more sickness, no more lack, no more pain, no more diseases inflicting ones body; this is what it meant when Jesus said, “It is finished.”
Oh what a joy to know that Jesus completed His assignment, thereby giving you and I the opportunity and privilege to walk in the reality of the finished work, and we can now “Cast the whole of our care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.” Read 1 Peter 5:7 (TLB). The word casting connotes some effort on your part, in other words, we must make a conscious effort to embrace and walk in the reality that “It is well with me, and my soul.” Hallelujah. When Jesus said, “It is finished,” it meant He dispensed all the good you and I would ever need to successfully navigate and rule and reign in this earth. What was sorted out on the cross distinguished us to a place of glory, honor and praise in the earth, therefore, we also ave been equipped to dispense good to others, because we have been sorted by what Christ did on the cross.
The Bible also tells us, “And by the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested (ceased) on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.” Read Genesis 2:2 (AMP). In other words, God completed His work; there was nothing else for God to do, hence He ceased from all His work. In like manner, you and I are to enjoy the benefits of the finished work, and cease from all labor. I believe the only place in the Bible we were instructed to labor is to “enter into His rest.” The Bible quotes it this way, “Let us therefore be zealous and exert ourselves and strive diligently to enter that rest [of God, to know and experience it for ourselves], that no one may fall or perish by the same kind of unbelief and disobedience [into which those in the wilderness fell].” Read Hebrews 4:11 (AMPC). So here comes the question, what is at the end of entering into His rest? Let us look at some scriptures as proof of the benefits of laboring to enter into His rest –
- “All of my cares are on Him.” – 1 Peter 5:7 (NKJV).
- “I have much more than enough to be a distribution centre.” – Exodus 35:6 (NKJV).
- “God is my sufficiency.” – 2 Corinthians 3:5 (NKJV).
- “God is my healer.” – Exodus 15:26 (NKJV).
- “God is my wisdom.” – 1 Corinthians 1:30 (NKJV).
- “Christ is my hope.” – Colossians 1:27 (NKJV).
- “I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.” – 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NKJV).
- “The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places, I have a goodly heritage.” – Psalm 16:6 (NKJV).
- “He makes me as surefooted as a deer, enabling me to stand on mountain heights.” – Psalm 18:33 (NLT).
- “His word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.” – Psalm 119:105 (NKJV).
- “His grace is exceedingly abundant, above all that I can ask or think…” Ephesians 3:20 (NASB)
- “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you…” – 2 Corinthians 9:8 (NKJV).
- “ And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father…” – Revelation 1:6 (TLB).
- “Wealth and riches are in your house.” – Psalm 112:3 (NIV).
- “His word is medicine to my flesh.” – Proverbs 4:22 (NLT).
- “God’s creativity is activated and functioning in my life.” – Ephesians 2:10 (NKJV).
- “I decree a thing, and it would be established.” Job 22:28 (NASB).
- “Extravagant favor is following me all the days of my life in the Name of Jesus.” – Luke 2:52 (NASB).
- And so on and so forth…
The Bible says, “The king’s command is backed by great power, and no one can withstand it or question it.” Read Ecclesiastes 8:4 (TLB). Watch this, whatever the king says becomes a law, and recall the Bible says, “You are a king and priest unto our God…”
Dearly beloved, I declare this to your hearing, all is well with you and your soul, including all that concerns you in the mighty Name of Jesus. Amen. Healing is yours, abundance is yours, prosperity is yours, blessings upon blessings, favor upon favor is yours in the Name of Jesus. Amen.
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