YOU aren’t FINISHED yet!

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Some things God has finished! (hint, it’s not YOU, yet!)

1) Creation: Thus the heavens and the earth were FINISHED, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. (Genesis 2:1-3)

2) His Example on Earth: And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have FINISHED the work which thou gavest me to do. (John 17:3-4)
 
3) His Perfect Sacrifice (as the only and completely sure way to God): When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is FINISHED: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. (John 19:30)
 
with:
 
And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom (indicating salvation and entrance into the Holiest of Holies was now available through Christ’s FINISHED work!); and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; (Matthew 27:50-52) (parenthesis mine)
 
4) He will finish our journey to Heaven, sustaining us through life: Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:2)
 
Example
Place Paul’s statement in Phillipians 1:6:
 
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
 
with Paul’s declaration at the end of his life:
 
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: (II Timothy 4:7)
 

Conclusion:

YOU…aren’t…finishedYET!

As God completed each phase of Creation, He would say “It is good!” At the end of this phase you are in, He wants to say “It is good!”

He finished His work on Earth to begin a good work in you:  Forgiveness and relationship with Him, through Him – part of the Big Family!

He lived His example here to show those who are part of His family how to represent Him.

He give us the Spirit for the power to represent Him and FINISH His work in us!

Are you already a child of God? Live resting assured in the promise that no matter what you face, He is finishing His work in you! Live in liberty, knowing whatever you face, He is working in you! Let the Spirit do His work in you!

There’s an old kids’ song and it goes “He’s still working on me, to make me what I ought to be! It took Him just a week to make the moon and stars, the sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars, how loving and faithful He must be…He’s still working on me!”

No matter where you are, no matter what you’ve done – no matter how you feel, no matter how your situation – He’s NOT FINISHED YET, He’s still working on you! And HE WILL FINISH IT, and He will say “It is good!” or “Well done, thou good and faithful servant!”

YOU AREN’T FINISHED YET! Press on, friend, and enjoy the ride knowing He is in control and “It is good!”

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