I Found - Week 5
I Found Home
Matthew 27:50; John 19:30 (NKJV)—And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, “It is finished,” and yielded up His spirit.
Jesus' cry on the cross was not a cry of despair or defeat but one of complete victory.
1. The eternal debt owed for the sin of mankind was paid in full.
Colossians 2:13-14 (TPT)—13 And you, who were dead in your sin, held in sin’s grasp. Now have been resurrected out of that dead state never to return, for we are forever alive and forgiven of all our sins! 14 He canceled out every legal violation we had on our record and the old arrest warrant that stood to indict us. He erased it all—our sins, our stained soul—he deleted it all and they cannot be retrieved! All that we owed and everything we once were has been placed onto the cross and nailed permanently there as a public display of cancellation.
Jesus Christ's finished work on the cross forever made man's continual work to appease God, to please God, and to be reconciled to God, utterly useless.
2. Jesus defeated Satan and crushed the power of sin and death.
Colossians 2:15—Then Jesus made a public spectacle of all the powers and principalities of darkness, stripping away from them every weapon and all their spiritual authority and power[d] to accuse us. And by the power of the cross, Jesus led them around as prisoners in a procession of triumph. He was not their prisoner; they were his!
3. We weren’t just saved from something; we were saved to something.
Romans 5:1-2 (NKJV)—Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
1.) Our debt paid in full 2.) Satan defeated 3.) Given access to God’s grace.
Ephesians 1:3 (NKJV)—Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.
“Has” is past tense. It’s a done deal—it’s an accomplished fact.
2 Peter 1:3 New King (NKJV)—as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue.
Anything and everything you will ever need was paid for and provided for on the cross.
Jesus took care of all your needs 2000 years ago when He died on the cross.
Hebrews 1:3 (AMP)—When He [Himself and no other] had [by offering Himself on the cross as a sacrifice for sin] accomplished purification from sins and established our freedom from guilt, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high [revealing His completed work and divine authority],
It’s not a matter of trying to get God to move; He already moved 2000 years ago.
It’s a matter of us accepting as truth that Jesus finished work on the cross gave us:
Access to His grace.
Every spiritual blessing.
All things that pertain to life and godliness.
Striving, stressing, and worrying are all signs that you believe there’s more to be done, that the work isn’t finished.
Hebrews 4:3 (NKJV)—Now we who have believed enter that rest.
Faith RESTS in the finished work of the cross.
Hebrews 4:10-11 (NKJV)—For anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest.
Faith is fully persuaded. When you are fully persuaded, you can rest. The issue is settled. Your mind is made up and your heart is at ease.
We are not working to win the victory; we are resting because the victory has already been won.
It’s time we come home and REST in the finished work of the cross.