OPEN HEAVEN 21 MAY 2020 THURSDAY: IT IS FINISHED!

OPEN HEAVEN 21 MAY 2020 THURSDAY: IT IS FINISHED!

MEMORIZE: 

Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. Colossians 2:12

BIBLE READING JOHN 19:28-30

28. After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.

29. Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.

30. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost

MESSAGE

It is finished” was the very last statement that Jesus Christ uttered on the cross at Calvary, just before He died. There was a buildup of events, both physically and spiritually, which culminated in the solemn moment that produced that statement.

It started in the garden of Eden when God created human beings in His own image as
His personal object of love, and began to have a most intimate fellowship with them.

Satan then played a trick on humanity by tempting them to sin against God, thereby
severing the beautiful relationship between God and man.

Thereafter, God warned that the battle was far from being over. Genesis 3:15 says

“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and
her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.“

God put hostility between the seed of the woman and that of the devil. Without
any doubt, Jesus Christ is the seed of the woman.

He was the only human being ever to be born into this world without the input of a man as it was the Holy Spirit that brought about His conception.

Theologically speaking, it is believed that God in His infinite wisdom carefully coded the plans of redemption into Genesis 3:15.

This code remained hidden to the devil until the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Jesus was however, fully aware of this divine plan to save mankind; thus, in John 19:30,
He triumphantly cried with a loud voice “It is finished!” as a declaration of victory over the
devil and his agents.

Anyone who wishes to be part of that victory must accept Jesus as his/her personal Lord and Saviour.

This acceptance must however not be in verbal confessions only but in all our actions as well.

I pray that the devils reign of terror over your life and family will come to an end
today, in the mighty name of Jesus.

Jesus already won the battle and indeed, it is finished!

PRAYER POINT

Father, thank for the salvation of my soul through which you have given me victory ahead of my battles.

HYMN

WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS

1. What a Friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Ev’rything to God in prayer!
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear-
All because we do not carry
Ev’rything to God in prayer!

2. Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a Friend so faithful
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our ev’ry weakness,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

3. Are we weak and heavy laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Saviour, still our refuge,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,
Thou wilt find a solace there.

OPEN HEAVEN 21 MAY 2020 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: Psalms 95:1-11 , Psalms 97:1-12 , Psalms 98:1-9 , Psalms 99:1-9

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