When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. John 19:30
This is another kind of blog post – a reminder of some of the things that are finished, even if some still wait for it. Finished from the time that Jesus announced it at the cross.
- Our healing. When Jesus was beaten before being nailed to the cross, he gained our healing. In his stripes we are healed, Peter says.
- Our provision. God’s Kingdom is founded on earth,we walk it out. But all authority is given to King Jesus. And he told us not to worry about food or cloths.
- A new heaven and earth. We are a new creation. The old has gone. It died 70 AD. It has been destroyed.
- The end of the world.
- The restoration of paradise. The garden restored.
There are many more things restored.
Just because Jesus is in the restoration business.
Now let’s walk it out in faith. Speak into existence what has been done already.
Just as I put it in an earlier piece:
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Heb 11:1
Prophecy on the other hand is speaking faith. Encouraging, comforting, exhorting by speaking things hoped for, brought into existence through faith. Building the future through our words – our logos becoming the legos of our future, our words becoming the building stones of our future. No faith without words, no faith without prophecy, no hope without prophecy. Thus, prophecy will only come to an end in its current form: being partial.
Maturity will kill our partiality and imperfection.
So, let’s grow up. Let’s stop handing off our responsibility to inescapable future events and dispensations and do our part: mature.
So, let’s stop waiting for things that already are.