Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tetelestai - It Is Finished

"It is finished".  Translated, this  is the definition of the Greek word tetelestai. "It" refers to Jesus' mission here on Earth.  Our (mankind) sin debt has been paid in full.   When Jesus hung on the cross and uttered his last breath, this was what He said. 
Why, then are we continuing to think we have to pay the price.  Jesus already paid it.  Because of our human nature, we have sinned, we sin, and we will sin.  Humbly coming before God, asking for forgiveness of our sins and shortcomings, He forgives us and remembers the sins no more. 
When we pay a debt in full, we file away the receipt and rejoice in the moment, then we forget the debt was ever owed in the first place.  That's exactly what I want you to do now.  Acknowledge to God that Jesus paid the ultimate price for a sin sick world, not merely filing away the receipt, but destroying it and rejoice with Him in the victory.  Believe God has truly forgiven you and let go of the past.  God's power is beyond our wildest imagination.  Because He loves you, He gives you power.  Use the power He has bestowed upon you.  It's in there, inside of you, waiting to be used for God's glory.  Stop trying to trust Him; simply trust Him.  Stop trying to believe in Him; simply believe in Him
Today is what you make of it.  Make it a good day.  So let it be.  Love, Nan

1 comment:

  1. I won't go into it, Nan, but I needed that today. He is sovereign! In my heart I know it. Now to live it out each and every day.