Updated: Feb 21
I just finished the first draft of my new book and it's now in the editing process. It's a 30 day devotional called The Language of I AM - FINISHED! It is the first in a series of devotionals.
Here is a sneak peek at Day One:
IT IS FINISHED!
When Jesus had taken the vinegar, He said, “It is finished!” He then bowed his head and handed over the spirit. ~ John 19:30 (Mirror Bible)
I don’t think there are three more beautiful words in all of Scripture than IT IS FINISHED! The word FINISHED is tetelestai in Greek. Charles Spurgeon said, "In the word, tetelestai, we have an ocean of meaning in a drop of language!" One of its meanings is a battle term meaning to lay your weapons down and go home because the battle or the war is over! It is a declaration of PEACE… of your ABSOLUTE WHOLENESS!
Jesus didn't miss anything!! NOTHING was left unfinished!! He FINISHED ALL! Jesus said in John 17 that He glorified God on earth by completing or FINISHING the work He was given to do. What work was He given to do? To completely undo (or destroy) ALL that Adam had introduced into the world — sin and death, and all that came with it: sickness, disease, poverty, lack, fear, etcetera. ALL of Adam died on the cross; nothing survived — IT IS FINISHED!
And then He sat down, and we are seated with Him (co-seated)! He is at rest. And likewise, all we need to do is rest in His FINISHED work and live in our wholeness, in our FULL redemption. I use Grammarly to check my grammar as I write. And I love that the phrase "IT IS FINISHED” was flagged for being passive! Passive, done for us, done to us, AND done AS us! Nothing more for us to do! The term seated is a picture of IT IS FINISHED consciousness… an awareness that we are perfected FOREVER. It is understanding that we are included in what was FINISHED and that WE are FINISHED, COMPLETE, PERFECT… knowing that we are the FULLNESS of Him. We have a High Priest who is seated. And we are seated with Him. We are FINISHED, PERFECTED, and COMPLETE in our ENTIRE being right NOW.
Allow Him today to stretch your understanding of what was FINISHED. Allow Him to help you embrace the boundless and eternalness of those beautiful words…. IT IS FINISHED!
GROWING IN GRACE
BEHOLDING: Jesus resurrected, ascended and is seated right NOW in heavenly places. He is whole and completed. He FINISHED ALL, undoing ALL that Adam had introduced into the world.
BECOMING: Because I co-resurrected, co-ascended, and am co-seated with Jesus, I am whole and perfectly complete IN Him. His FINISHED work covers every area of my life…. spirit, soul, and body. As He is, so am I in this world.
ETERNAL REALITY - take this understanding even further… FINISHED was/is ETERNAL! Remember, He was the Lamb slain BEFORE the foundation of the world. Our ONENESS IN Christ with the Father, Son, and Spirit has ALWAYS been so!! Even after the fall. This understanding truly is a metanoia moment!!
FACE TO FACE WITH ABBA
Thank you, Daddy, You, are so good, so kind… such a good Father. Dad, thank You for the plan set before the foundation of time. Thank You for the completion of that plan IN Christ. Thank You that on the cross, IT WAS FINISHED…. ALL mankind died with Him, ALL mankind rose up with Him, and ALL mankind ascended with Him. And this life I’m living, I’m living not only by His faith but by the very life of Christ Himself. Dad, thank You. Thank You that as He is, so are we NOW. That same resurrected, glorified life of Jesus IN me, THROUGH me, WITH me. Thank You for the wholeness I have, spiritually, emotionally, mentally, physically. I AM whole because You are whole, and we are ONE. Ahhh…. thank You for this wholeness. Thank You that everything that hindered this union has been removed. IT IS FINISHED!
There is no more striving Dad, no more wrestling, and no more performing. There is only a simple resting in receiving this truth in understanding that Dad, You are so good, so kind. Understanding that You had this figured out before time began. Ahhh… Jesus, thank You! You are so good. Thank You for the life You lived FOR me, AS me, on my behalf, so that I could rest in the life You lived and the victory you assumed. Thank You! Your victory IS my victory. Your success IS my success. And my success, my victory, my wholeness is because of Your victory, Your success, and Your wholeness. Thank you!