Jesus Consciousness instead of sins consciousness

First of all, I need to agree that Sin is very serious, in fact sin is the sole cause of the fall of the whole humanity, and God had to come down from Heaven to become one of us and redeemed us from the sting of death caused by sins. Adam fell and so every human being being born in this world, has the propensity to sin, and was born out of sins. Until the day, he or she is saved by receiving Jesus Christ as their Lord & Savior. And, at that moment, something incredible happens, the person becomes the new creation in Christ having the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.

2Co 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

2Co 5:21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Being the new creation person, Jesus lived in them and Holy Spirit will guide their spirit from then moment onward. However, although being a new creation in the spirit, but the spirit is still living in the old body called the flesh. And this flesh is sometimes still a spoiled child, is still having the remembrance of the past sinful habits, and still remembering the past sins used to be committed. For instance, a person living next to a cathedral church, having heard the bell ring daily in his ears, when he moved far away from the proximity, he will still at times be having the feeling that the bell is ringing in his mind.

That is the reason, why apostle Paul and other apostles like Peter, John, wanted us to be Christ conscious and not sins conscious. The more we try to live in sins conscious, the more remembrance of sins that will make us fall into more sins. (1Co 15:56 The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law). We often hear preachers only stated the sting of death is sin, full stop. But the sentence is actually telling us that the power of sin is in the law. The more we are conscious of the Law, or the same way is being conscious to sins, then we are actually giving strength / power to propensity to commit those reminded sins instead.

Further more, in Heb 10:1 it is said, the yearly sacrifice of bulls and goats, and lambs, yearly by the Jews, had not been able to provide the perfect cleansing of the sinners (everyone is a sinner without the cleansing of the perfect Jesus’ blood, the perfect lamb of God), because every year they will be reminded of their sins again and again. Thus, their guilty feelings or guilt-conscience is never gone but linger on year after year. Clearly God did not want us to have guilty feelings, because it is certainly no good / counter productive, for us the children / believers.

Heb 10:1 The old system under the law of Moses was only a shadow, a dim preview of the good things to come, not the good things themselves. The sacrifices under that system were repeated again and again, year after year, but they were never able to provide perfect cleansing for those who came to worship. 

Heb 10:2 If they could have provided perfect cleansing, the sacrifices would have stopped, for the worshipers would have been purified once for all time, and their feelings of guilt would have disappeared.
Heb 10:3 But instead, those sacrifices actually reminded them of their sins year after year.

Again, people sinned does not make them a sinner, but people sinned because they were born sinners, and no amount of good deeds they do, can make them righteous. they are made righteous only by the blood of Jesus Christ. The apostles were always stressing on the value of the blood of Jesus Christ. The blood is not the common blood of bulls and goat and lambs.

So, being a pastor, we should not be afraid to preach the purity of Grace. The way the early apostles were teaching in the first churches in the first century. While, in the 3rd century, the teaching of apostles were contaminated by the mixture of Law and Grace, going back to mix with Judaism again, where we get the Catholics and most of today’s Christianity mixture of old wine with new wine, focusing on self performance again (i.e. trying to be righteous based on self performance, obedient to the law), instead of the original apostle teachings of Paul, Peter, John, etc, of focusing on Christ Jesus’ finished work alone (obedient to the faith).

Again, being a pastor, we should not be afraid if the congregation would fall into sins or not. We should not be afraid if they will use the Grace of God into license to sin. Because, whether we preach pure Grace or mixing Grace with Law; we will always have bad eggs in the basket. There will always be people sinning, as people do not need license to sin, they will sin whenever their flesh urges them so strongly to sins. And the Grace of God is the only antidote / power / battery so called, for them to fight the temptation of sins. There is no power in asking people not to sin, people put on the mask of self holiness when they enter a church. There is no one being transformed by forcing them not to sin, as firstly people are not robot, secondly, flesh will fail and will always fail when you depend on your flesh. We are transformed only by realizing how much we are saved, how much we are forgiven, and how much we are loved by the almighty God, proven through His willingness to come to earth and died for all our sins. When a believer know and believe that they are loved, then only they will be able to love themselves, love others, and love God. (1Jn 4:19 We love because he first loved us.)

I remembered my early years, of trying to be like Jesus, trying to self perform every God’s commandment, and instead I only felt so burdened with guilt and heavy laden, because I could never be perfect in my walk (being angry = murder, having lust in mind = adultery, murmuring = sin, in fact the bible said: anything not of faith = sin) So, whether you want to admit it or not, you are sinning every single day !. And, you will never be like Jesus ! no matter what ! While I did not realize the fact, that I do not need to try, because Jesus is living in me, and what I need is only to look at Jesus, by believing I am righteous already, by believing who I am, by believing who and what Jesus has done on the cross for me, and only then by believing right, I will start behaving right (unconsciously). Not of my own strength, but by the supernatural strength of Holy Spirit of God who lives in me. This is true transformation, from within, I am not conscious if I were doing the right things, nor am I conscious of falling in my walk, because I am only conscious of the guidance of the spirit who lives in me. I am too busy with Jesus, that sins have no room in me anymore.

2Co 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. 

I thank profoundly Pastor Joseph Prince, for unveiling this veil from my eyes. This is what Jesus said “When you know the truth, the Truth will set you free”. This is the right walk of Christianity, that was being taught in the first churches by the Apostles. The apostolic teachings that we seldom hear nor see, because Pastors having the good heart of not wanting the congregation to sin, instead actually making worse the congregation in bondage in sins, by making them more and more sins conscious instead of Jesus consciousness. And thus, we seldom see true transformation in the people of God. Because, It is natural of most pastors, thinking “in order to minimize sins, I must address sins”, ? No, my friends, the answer to truly transform people is in the apostolic teaching of beholding Jesus and His beauty. And the rest, let Holy Spirit do the true transformation.

If God had forgiven ALL our sins, past, present, and future; “Why then must we forgive others?”

Many people ruin their body and their lives by taking the poison of bitterness, resentment and un-forgiveness. The Truth is Forgiveness is not for the other person’s benefits, it is for your own good and for your own benefits.

Let’s see the material benefits first, because it is something we can see and touch:
Luk 6:35 But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.

The Bible also says that love covers a multitude of sins. Do you know what that means? It means that Love will even have you making excuses for your enemies. Someone might come up to us and say, “Well, I heard what so-and-so did to you.” And you may even smile and speak good of that person instead of evil. When we really decide to forgive someone and pray the prayer that blesses our enemies, making the decision that we will not talk bad about them, but instead, cover their fault and their mess, we’d demonstrate that we are the child of the most high. We become the amazing light and salt, and God will reward us.

Now, I believe choosing forgiveness is one of the most difficult things God asks us to do, especially if we believe that whoever hurt us is in the wrong and doesn’t deserve to be forgiven. But God instructs us to practice forgiveness because God knows what good for us and what not good for us, He created us, He knows us even before we were born. So, when He said something in the Bible, it must be good for us. And when we choose to follow the path of forgiveness, the immediate experience we will have is the peace and joy that come through following God’s Word. Then, God will handle in His own hand and His own way on the one whom we have released from our vengeance. (Rom 12:19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord.).

I’m also helping the other person by releasing them so God can do what only He can do transformation of the heart of the person. If I’m in the way—trying to get revenge or take care of the situation myself instead of trusting and obeying God—He has no obligation to deal with that person. However, God will deal with those who hurt us if we’ll put them in His hands through forgiveness. (Roman 12:19): The act of forgiving is our seed of obedience to His Word. Once we’ve sown our seed, He is faithful to bring a harvest of blessing to us one way or another.

Matthew 18:23-35 tells us that if we do not forgive people, we get turned over to the torturers. If you have a problem in this area or have ever had one, I’m sure you bear witness with what I’m saying. It’s a torture to have hateful thoughts toward another person rolling around inside your head.

Many years ago, when I was a young Christian, someone I trusted betrayed my trust. I got so mad and just wanted to inflict terrible pains unto him and I swore that he would never again have my love and respect. I kept the hatred in my heart for many wasted years, for it made me an unhappy person, sometimes unable to sleep, at times hitting the walls, cursing and swearing at the wall. Then, one day, I met that person again, and he seemed to be so cheerful and happy to meet me, he had forgotten the past, and yet I was hanging on to it and making my own life miserable. Un-Forgiveness is like drinking a poison and hoping the other person will die. Funny right?, but it is what a person does when he hangs on to un-forgiveness.

Needless to say, I resisted at first. But eventually I relented and bought him a gift, and told him whatever the Holy Spirit wanted me to say that “I was foolish to have kept grudges for so long,….. I am sorry”. And, the next moment I witnessed was he just standing there stunned, shocked, and asked me for forgiveness for what he had done to me…he said he did not even remember it that long ago!. I think most of the time people don’t even realize what they are doing. The man who hurt my feeling badly, actually had no idea what stupid things he was doing and the position that he was putting himself in. Because, he was probably driven by his own personal hurt himself. Who are you helping most when you forgive the person who hurt you? Actually, you’re helping yourself more than the other person.

Another way that forgiveness helps: is that it releases God to do His work in me. I’m happier and feel better physically when I’m not filled with the poison of unforgiveness. Serious diseases can develop as a result of the stress and pressure that bitterness, resentment and unforgiveness put on a person.

FORGIVENESS is not being a doormat for someone,
It is not saying what happened was okay,
It is not saying what happened did not hurt you,
It is not saying what happened did not devastate you,
It is not saying what happened did not destroy your life;
But it is simply saying: You have given up the right to punish that person,
That you do not play the role of God, Let God be God, Let God takes care,

What matters most, is that God had already forgiven you from ALL your sins. What is there stopping you to forgive others? Eph 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

What I remember most about the situation is that as soon as I started taking action to do something good for them, it just got so funny to me. I felt the strange joy and peace suddenly in me, and I was laughing out loud in my house, all by myself. Listen: When we can look at people who’ve hurt us with compassion and pray what Jesus prayed “…Father, forgive them for they know not what they do,” there’s a party that goes on inside of us. Because The Holy Spirit is rejoicing, leaping with joy, God is pleased, and we become one more step higher to be like Jesus.

If you have been hurt today, and forgiveness seems so hard, then you can pray something like this:
“Lord, I still don’t get that, but I’m willing to do it in obedience and Lord, I don’t know that I really want them to be happy, but I’ll pray in faith anyway, because You’re telling me to bless them with Your presence.”

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Do we need to ask God for continuous forgiveness after we are saved? How about 1John 1:9?

1John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from ALL unrighteousness.

When I was a young Christian, 1John 1:9 had been used as the pillar of my “after salvation”  guarantee, that is after I had my first sinner’s prayer to ask God for the forgiveness of my sins, and made Jesus my Lord and Savior; my old pastor equipped me with the above bible verse, in case if I fall into sins. Because, he said that what Jesus had done when saving a person, was to cleanse all their sins from the moment they were born till the moment they were saved only, and so the rest will have to depend on the person diligently seeking for His continuous forgiveness, as and when the person fell into sin/s again, which is very likely.

Therefore, in other words, to be a good Christian then I must be sins conscious. This sounds so right, right?, but actually it is so wrong!, because it is producing the negative effect of defeated life, living in bondage to sins, day-in day-out it was only sins in the mind, sins on my diary, looking for sins in my actions, so sins are certainly being magnified here, instead of Jesus’ victory over sins.

You see, I want to be a good Christian, therefore I’d have to carry a diary, to ensure I took down every sin, I did not want to miss out any sin/s of not getting recorded and then in total asked for forgiveness of sins daily. As such, carrying a small diary in my pocket daily filled with “sins of the day” is a crucial factor. (imagine my diary is full of “filthy rags”, wrong doings, garbage of sins)

I was also a basketball player of my high school team, as such, it was impossible to keep records of my sins when I was on the field playing, and sometimes I got angry being hit by other player/s or keeping grudges in my heart. So, feeling terrible that I might have missed some unconfessed sins, I went to settle this matter with my old pastor and asked what if I forgot a sin and did not ask for forgiveness. His answer was shockingly simple: “I guess it is okay, God would understand it, just confess what you can remember, will be good enough”.

Now, that sounded so logical too right? But, that would mean that God is not consistent with His Commandments, if He said “thou shall not…” and yet “It is okay if you commit sins if you forget it” that is to say the Law is no Longer a Law if you can bend the Law, and it also means God is a “Chin chye person” in Chinese, or “anyhow-okay-one in Singlish”, or “suka-suka-boleh-lah in Malay”. Or in another words, God is schizophrenic, sometimes He said like this, and later He can change His mind. No, my Friend, even when you forget your sins, God never forget your sins, He is not human being who can forget, He is a Spirit, and He is not forgetful like we do, unless! and only unless, He had promised not to remember your sins after what Jesus had done on the cross.

In fact, God does not want us to be sins conscious, as guilty feeling is a hindrance to a believer’s life, In Heb 10:1 The old system under the law of Moses was only a shadow, a dim preview of the good things to come, not the good things themselves. The sacrifices under that system were repeated again and again, year after year, but they were never able to provide perfect cleansing for those who came to worship.
Heb 10:2 If they could have provided perfect cleansing, the sacrifices would have stopped, for the worshipers would have been purified once for all time, and their feelings of guilt would have disappeared.
Heb 10:3 But instead, those sacrifices actually reminded them of their sins year after year.

God does not want us to remember our sins, not because He is okay if we forget, but because He had cleaned ALL our sins, when Jesus blood on that cross had washed our sins whiter than snow, Psalm 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. And as He had promised in Heb 10:17 then He adds, “THEIR SINS AND THEIR LAWLESS DEEDS I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE.” 

However, again believers may ask the question, the same question many had, including myself, How about 1John 1:9? My friends, the verse of 1John 1:9 is perfectly fine, yes it says what it says 1John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from ALL unrighteousness.

However, this verse is not for believers, it is for unbelievers, How do we know? Let’s look at the preceding verse 1John 1:3 We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ.

Now, Apostle John was addressing this letter to whom? Who is WE in verse 3? = it is John and the rest of Christians. Who is YOU? = non-believers, who did not have fellowship with John, and whose fellowship was not with the Father and with His Son. In fact, other Jews Literature had shown that 1John 1:9 was actually written to a group of non-believers calling themselves as Gnostic people. Thus, yes, every Christian will have to go through this process of confessing sins when they were still an unbeliever, to be forgiven once and for all. When is that? It is when the first time a person recites the “sinners prayer”. Remember? You had done this once together with your minister the time you received Jesus as your Lord and Savior?

After, you become a believer or a Christian, now the next chapter of the book of 1John2 is for us, the believers:
1John2:1 My Dear children, these things write I unto you, that you sin not. But if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
1John 2:2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.

See how the verse opened with? a letter addressed to: “My Dear Children”, referring to Christians. And it is clearly explained here, on how “if a Christian falls into sins?” which is clearly every Christian will still fall into sins, don’t we?, So, how? when we fall in to sins? Here the verse said: We have an advocate with the Father, our advocate is the same as a Lawyer so to speak today’s terms, and His Name is Jesus Christ. And what does the advocate do? He always says “we are not guilty, we are righteous” How come? Because the next verse tells us that Jesus is the atoning sacrifice for our sins already and not only for ours but also for the whole world (if they believe and receive Jesus). Jesus had paid in full for ALL our sins (past, present, and future), because God is beyond Time (pls read my other article on God is beyond Time).

1John 2:12 I write unto you, Dear children, because your sins are forgiven you for HIS name’s sake.

So, my friends, stop looking into yourself, or try to justify yourself, or try to find merits / goodness in yourself to earn your forgiveness, because verse 12 said: All are based on Jesus’ name’s sake, God forgives you for Jesus’ name sake, not your sake! Not because you are good, and obey God’s commandments, but because of Jesus. Also, God bless you, God heal you, and God forgive you, all for Jesus’ sake! None for ours, all because of Jesus.

However, If you fall into sins and you feel more comfortable to confess and ask for God’s forgiveness, then do so, do confess and do ask for forgiveness. But you need to know and believe that you ask for forgiveness is from the stance that you had been totally forgiven. In this stance, you are going to have a sincere communication, communion, and fellowship with God, without hindrances anymore. You confess out of His unconditional forgiveness and Love, and you will have the thankfulness towards Him who forgives you no matter what. And, as Jesus said in Luk 7:47 that you loved much, because you had been forgiven much. But he who has been forgiven little loves little.

My Friends, no one had been forgiven little, everyone had been forgiven not just much but ALL and totally forgiven, because either you are forgiven all or none, there is no partial forgiveness! God unconditionally loves you, and thus unconditionally forgives you. Jesus walked to the cross without any conditions attached. Rom 8:32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? If God did not spare His own Son for you, what other gifts would He withhold from you?

Know this today: Love comes when you know you are God’s beloved. Peace comes when you know ALL your sins are forgiven. Joy comes when you have the revelation of the Lord. Because of Jesus we can have all: Love, Peace, and Joy.

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The Bible talks about our Time or God’s Time? God is beyond Time.

Some Hindrances to Receiving the New Covenant’s blessings of God’s forgiveness, is TIME. Because we live in the realm called TIME, we are stuck to the realm of time & space (as time = space). Our life is charted into a Time chart. God created time for us why? I believe some reason would be, so that we can organize our life, we can learn discipline, and learn from the past. So, God created us with time, is for our own good. We can see the past till to-date, but we cannot see our future. We could only see: from the day we were born to-this-moment in time, but we cannot see Future and beyond.

Problem: We see & live inside TIME, and so, we think: God also see the way we see, or in other word, we think “God is also living inside TIME.

Question: Can God see our Future? Yes.., and not only our future, but God also can see those unborn future generation of ours. Because God is not bound by time. God is outside the realm called time. If I were to create a clay-pot, I must not be the clay-pot itself, or I must not be inside the clay-pot. But, I must be outside the clay-pot, I must be the higher being called the Potter. I cannot be a Potter and a clay-pot at the same time. Logical? God is a higher being than us, He created us when He breathed His spirit into us when we were still in our mother’s womb (Gal 1:15).

So, if God is outside time, then the way He sees our life, should be different from the way we see! He sees ALL, the overall life from the moment we were born to the moment we die. He sees ALL.

1Pe 3:18 For Christ died for sins once and for ALL, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit,
Col 2:13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us ALL our sins,

When the bible says God forgave ALL our sins, Question: is it our ALL or God’s ALL? Is it talking about our Time or God’s Time? Who wrote the Bible? God! (About 40 selected bible authors who wrote under inspiration of Holy Spirit). We should read Bible always from God’s perspective, because He wrote the Bible, not us.

My Friend, God’s ALL is not your all….., God sees ALL means His ALL, not your all. Look at the Cross, it is beyond TIME: Who amongst us were born yet when Jesus was crucified on the Cross? None of us were born! And yet How come we can still apply Jesus’ blood for the forgiveness of sins? It is because the cross is beyond time and space. Because, if God is bound by TIME or inside TIME, then the cross could have only saved those who were alive when Jesus was crucified. BUT, the cross can apply to those who lived before the Cross, and, after the cross / to our unborn children / next generation. That is because God is beyond Time and Space.

So, today, rejoice my friends, that when God said, He forgave ALL your sins, He really means ALL, from the moment you were born till the moment you meet Jesus face to face, ALL means you are forgiven your past sins, present sins, and future sins. Hallelujah.

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God Forgives and Forgets ALL your sins

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Heb 10:17  then He adds, “THEIR SINS AND THEIR LAWLESS DEEDS I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE.”

When I was a young Christian, I was taught by my old pastor whose look was always like being baptized in “tong yam soup” so sour & grinned, that when we die, and if we managed to go heaven, then God will show everyone in heaven the video clipping of my entire life, entitled: “This Was Your Life”. In that tract, it said that God will replay your entire life, including all your sins, on a huge video screen for all the angels and other saints to watch! The idea that God was making such a video of my life with the intention of screening it for everyone to watch used to make me feel awful and condemned before God. How could I ever stand boldly in His presence? And how was I going to face my loved ones and Christian friends in heaven? So embarrassing to be a Christian ! Myself I ran away from all these religion shame, called Christianity ?!

I was a nervous wreck, thinking about all my sins that God was recording down, until I read this in the Bible: “Blessed is the man to whom the Lord shall not impute sin.” (Romans 4:8) Hallelujah! I jumped for joy when I found out that God was not counting my sins against me, and that He has given me something called “non-imputation of sins”!

My friend, the reason that God does not impute any of our sins to us is that He has already imputed all of them to the body of His Son Jesus when He hung on the cross 2,000 years ago. Not only that, when God punished His Son for our sins, He caused the curse of the law to fall stroke by stroke upon Jesus’ entire body until every curse had been fully satisfied. And, not only that Jesus took all the curses, but He also took all our shame, as He was stripped naked and put into public shame and humiliation, that the bible said in Mat 27:35  Then they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet: “THEY DIVIDED MY GARMENTS AMONG THEM, AND FOR MY CLOTHING THEY CAST LOTS.”  That is why we have been redeemed from the curse of the law. (Gal 3:13  Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE”); and That is why, instead of imputing sin to us, God imputes righteousness! (2Co 5:21  For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.)

God wants us to know that our sins and lawless deeds He will remember no more. The words “no more” in the original Greek text carry a strong double-negative meaning. In other words, God is saying, “No way, by no means, will I ever remember your sins again!” 

Heb 8:12 FOR I WILL BE MERCIFUL TO THEIR UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, AND THEIR SINS AND THEIR LAWLESS DEEDS I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE.”
Heb 8:13 In that He says, “A NEW COVENANT,” He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.

Beloved, since God says that He will remember your sins no more, why do you still remember them? Or for that matter, your spouse’s or neighbors’ sins? What God has thrown away, why do you still want to keep it? God does not want you to be conscious of sins because He is not. So rejoice! Come to Him boldly and expect Him to show you mercy and grace because He remembers your sins no more!

 

Jesus cried out “it is Finished”

Amazing LoveThe words “it is finished” come form one Greek word “teleo”. In the days of Jesus, a servant would use it when reporting to his master: “I have completed the work assigned to me”. Jesus had this prognosis in : John 17:4 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. The word means :”it is finished, it stands finished and it will always be finished”. Perhaps the most significant meaning of “teleo” is how it is used by merchants of the days: “the debt is paid in full !” When Jesus gave Himself on the cross, He met fully the righteous demands of the law. He paid our debts in full (past sins, present sins and future sins).

Nothing you can do to make Jesus’ finished work more finished than it is already finished. We live in the world that “brain washes” us to believe that we must do something or else nothing will be done. Our mind has been seasoned to think that we must know a lot of things to be able to survive in this world, therefore the first thing we do when we wake up in the morning is to watch TV news, what is going on in Afganistan, in Irak, in the stock market, etc, and those news don’t actually add any values to our well being, instead it is only to instill more fear into our weary soul, in the world which is already flooded with fears every second and minutes. No, my friends, Jesus wants us to have peace (John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid) , by looking at the cross daily, with daily consciousness that He had done all, He had paid all in full, when He cried out “it is finished”, He really meant it that you will have peace, and do not need to add anymore works to His finished work. In fact, Jesus spoke it so clearly in John 16:33  These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

Today, it is not our works that will bring us the blessings. It is Christ’s finished work. Christian living is not about doing, but believing in His finished work. Under the old covenant of law, we must do. Under grace, it is done!

Maybe you are faced with overwhelming odds today. Jesus promises, “It is finished!” You are not going to be delivered because you have already been delivered. You are not going to be healed because you are already the healed! God healed you 2,000 years ago! Isaiah 53:5 declares, “By His stripes you are healed!” You are already pregnant with healing. Keep resting in His finished work and it will manifest!

My friend, just receive the finished work, the work is finished. The victory is won. Our blessings have been bought by His blood! Live life knowing that there is nothing for you to do — only believe! It is finished!