Last month we looked at the truth that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are fully committed to the purposes of God being established in our lives. I believe this truth should be at the forefront of the consciousness of every believer. The perfect trinity is fully committed to individuals as well as the universal Church in fulfilling that which they have called us to be and to do.
This month I would like to take a look at John 19:30.
”When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.”
The finished work of salvation provided forgiveness of sins for humanity so that we could be forgiven, made right with God, healed of every disease, and delivered of every oppressive thing that this world has to offer. God loved people so much that He set this plan in motion even before Adam and Eve made the worst mistake in Human history! (Jesus was the lamb slain before the foundation of the earth Revelation 13:8). God restored to humanity everything needed to be successful in this life. The cross of God is of no benefit to God himself but he loved humanity so much that he set this plan in motion. Adam had everything he needed in the Garden of Eden because God had provided it. God had given him provision.
So understand that your redemption in Christ is not complete without divine provision – which Jesus made available to us at the cross. And this is not just financial resource but also relationships you’ll need to fulfill the call of God upon your life. It’s favor you’ll need for open doors. It’s opportunity. It’s land. It’s all the resources you need. Just as Jesus was the lamb slain before the foundation of the earth so to has God gone before you and provided for you before the foundations of the earth. Everything that you need to fulfill the commission of God has been provided to you. If you are believing God for a television ministry, guess what? He’s already provided the cameras. He’s already provided the partners. If you’re a pastor and need land, He’s already provided the land before the foundation of the earth. Your provision is divinely connected to your assignment. Divine provision however cannot be properly experienced unless we cooperate with the foundational principle of the Kingdom (Matt 6:33). This principle is simple. That you should seek first the Kingdom of God – and everything else will follow.
My question to you this month, especially for people who are wondering how they can live out their vision, is this. Are you seeking God FIRST? Because if you are then “all these things will be given unto you.”
I bless you with the grace to live out God’s kingdom as the primary obsession of your life in this New Year.