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Saturday, December 5, 2009

It is Finished!

God's Word says, you ARE a new Creation in Christ Jesus. It says that all of God's promises are "yes and amen in Christ Jesus." ("Amen" means an accomplished truth). Christ Jesus said as he hung on the cross, "It is FINISHED" just before he died. God is called the "Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end." (Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters in the Greek alphabet.) Colossians chapter one says that our trust and our love "both spring from the confidant hope that you will receive what IS stored up for you in heaven"

What does all of this mean; how does it relate to reality, both our personal ones and that objective, scientific one? I just had a discussion online with a friend, who is a scientist in the fields of astronomy and physics, which caused me to pursue a line of thought that I wish to explore with you here. I know that my beginnings here are a bit abstract but I will try to tie it all together.

The discussion began with my friend talking about the fact that information cannot be created or destroyed; only revealed. We were talking about the dilemma of the tree in the forsest and whether, if when it falls, there is no one there to observe the falling, did it ever really fall? As my friend explained these concepts to me which are from the field of quantum mechanics, my mind leapt from thought to thought. And this is what I came up with: All Reality is an accomplished fact outside of Time. Time is merely the process of revelation of this mankind. So in fact; everything that "will" happen, has always been and always will be...we just don't know all of it yet.

So therefore, when Christ died and uttered, "it is finished" he was speaking a real truth. Salvation was revealed and had been accomplished. Our destiny's are sealed and complete. Our wounds are healed; God's promises are fulfilled; God is the completion and holder of all truth and information--the Alef and the Tov, the Alpha and the Omega...the beginning and the end. He is all of the following: Creator, Initiater, Completer and Revealer. He sustains all things by the power of His word....and Christ HImself is that Word.

And, if you can imagine this, our "future in heaven" is a present reality; we have already attained in fact, all of that which God has promised us.... God has already accomplished in us the healing, unification, and restoration of our souls, minds, and bodies which he has promised to us. The final battle against the forces of evil has already been fought and won...we are merely growing into the understanding of that truth throughout the unfolding of Time. Again back to the first chapter of Colossians it says, "He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son"

I don't know how all of this affects you or how you are responding (if at all) to these thoughts, but to me, it brings an amazing sense of security and completeness. There is no doubt as to whether or not God will complete the work that he's begun in me (as he promised in Philippians 3). There is no question that all the questions and wounds of my past will be and already are answered and healed in some other pocket of reality and time. There is no chance that the enemy will have somehow won the battle or destroyed me as he wants to. It is all done. I am complete. God has healed and restored and renewed...

This means, too, that those of you who are praying for loved ones who are right now lost and wandering --maybe in rebellion or in the darkness and confusion of mental illness-- do not have to be anxious or worry about their future. God's promises are "YES and AMEN in Christ Jesus"...God has already taken care of that need, in a real and literal way...Pray for the eyes of faith to be able to trust in and grasp that reality and truth.

Isn't this exciting???
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