It Is Finished!

Posted: May 16, 2012 in Devotionals
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For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:13-14

As the Messiah was hanging on his crucifixion stake, with his final breath he cried out; “It is finished!” And with that final act of love Jesus accomplished his mission of providing a way for the believer’s sins to be forgiven — past, present, and future. The act of justification for the saints was finished! “…having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross.” (Colossians 2:14)

And this justification is what makes us righteous; and not from anything we do. For, “This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” (Romans 3:22-24)

For God was looking ahead and included all of humankind in what He would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate His righteousness, because He is fair and just. And because of this single act of justification God is now able to declare sinners to be right in His sight and be justified every day when they put their faith in Jesus!

Put your confidence in God today — at this very moment! And know the full assurance of faith!

Oh, what immortal joy I feel

Justified by love divine

Jesus tells me I am his

And my Beloved is mine

When Satan reminds me of my sin

He accuses me in vain

For just one glimpse of my Savior’s face

Revives my faith again

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