It’s Friday…It Cannot Be Undone

Fulfillment. Everyone wants it, no one claims to have arrived at it. The desire for it is written deep within our hearts, and it drives all the impulses in our lives. Underlying all that we do, all the decisions we make, is the craving to be wholly fulfilled – fully satisfied and at peace. We want to be complete and experience shalom.

Can we, and will we ever get there? There’s a significant answer for us in the New Testament. Over, and over again, the apostle’s letters point to Jesus Christ as the fulfillment of the Scriptures. From Peter’s first sermon on Pentecost to the voices of angels in Revelation, the good news of God’s plan of redemption is described as the ultimate completion of all God had set in motion. Jesus defeated death “according to the Scriptures.” God’s Kingdom has come because “it is written” that it would. Nearly every aspect of God’s new creation is identified with some inscription written centuries before. Why? Because, as Jesus had once said, “the Scripture cannot be broken” (John 10:35). It is a done deal.

So, what is the connection between the prophecies of Scripture and our craving for fulfillment? Simply this, God Himself has demonstrated time and time again to be trustworthy. If He spoke it, it will certainly happen. That means when the Bible says no one can fully comprehend what God has planned for us, it’s true. When it says that one day we will be raised into everlasting glory, it’s true. When it says that all things work together for the good of those who love Him, or that we can legitimately rejoice in all things, it’s true. Whatever Scripture has promised us, It Cannot Be Undone. The Word, God’s Word, is inviolable, unbreakable, unchallengeable, and firm.

“He has fulfilled for us . . . as it is written.” (Acts 13:33)

And get this, there is a close connection between the fulfillment of all that has been said about Jesus Christ in Scripture and the fulfillment of the promises God has given to us. If God has been reliable in one – and the apostles themselves give witness that this is true and that He has – then He will be reliable in the other. It’s inconceivable that God would promise His people (that’s you and me), both collectively and individually, His fulfillment and then not deliver it. When His Word speaks, it speaks Truth. The God who has relentlessly pursued His plan for His Chosen People, Israel, and for His Bride, The Church, will relentlessly pursue His plan for you and me too. Consider it done!

Have a satisfying weekend. Make it better by worshiping The Lord with those who live day by day according to the Truth of God because He has proven Himself over, and over again to be trustworthy and true. He has kept His promises to them, and they know He will never stop.

All For Jesus – Nothing More, Nothing Less, Nothing Else.

“He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, The King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see, to Him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.” (1 Timothy 6:15b-16)

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