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Monday, July 10, 2023

The Finished Word and Work of Christ


My pastor often shares a profound truth. 


“God said it and that settles it.”  


What has the Word said to you?  Whatever the Holy Spirit has said in the Word to you is settled in your life. It is God’s will. 


Settled means “established, stable, solid, firm, matured, complete, and finished.” God’s promises to you are established. They are solid and firm. They are complete with nothing lacking. 


“Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven. Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you established the earth, and it abides” (Psalm 119:89-90).


God's Word endures through all time. His promises are settled—established—solid and complete in His Word just as they are settled—established—solid and complete in Heaven. His truth reveals His promises to you, and God is faithful to perform His truth in your life. 

How you believe the promises of God determines whether you will experience them or not. 


God has given Himself as Jesus to you and is the Word (John 1:1, Psalm 107:20). 

When you received Jesus, you received the Word. His Word is His Will, and it is established in your life. But you can only know God’s will and that is established in your life when you know His Word.  

To experience the power of the Word, God’s truth must be accessed by faith in the finished and complete work of Jesus. You have to believe what the Word promises and that God’s truth is “settled, established, stable, solid, firm, matured, complete, and finished in your life.”  


You mature in the finished work of Christ when you are transformed by the renewing of your mind with the Word and make it the final authority in your life. (Romans 12:2). You believe when you take the incorruptible seed of God’s final Word and sow it in your heart (Matthew 13:18-23).


How do you receive the settled and final authority of God’s Word in your heart?  Does the enemy come and snatch away God’s truth sown in your heart? Perhaps, you received God’s promise with joy and believed in it for a while. But when tribulation came—either from circumstances or the opinions of others—you let go and doubted God’s final Word on your promise. The cares of life and the deceitfulness of riches also keep the Word from bringing forth the abundant life the Word promises. However, when you receive the seed of God’s Word in your heart—when you hear the Word of faith in your heart and understand it, it “indeed bears fruit and produces some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty” (Matthew 13:23).


Is the Word the settled and final authority in your life? Do you believe in God’s truth?  Do you believe in God’s will? Does His Word produce abundant fruit in your life? 


What has God’s truth birthed in your life? Not what you have birthed and tried to establish in your life. Not what the world or the opinions of others birth and try to establish. Only the seed of His Word sown in your heart births the fruit of His truth in your life.


You have been born again “not of corruptible seed but incorruptible through the word of God which lives and abides forever” (1 Peter 1:23). 


Jesus—the Word—has given you His new life (2 Corinthians 5:17). Jesus—the Word—is the final authority in your life. The Word is His truth. It is mature and complete in your life. But it makes no difference if you don’t know and believe in your heart what Jesus gave His precious life for you to have. 


God’s Word is settled and complete. Your account is settled. It is paid in full. Jesus’ work of salvation is settled and complete. His promises are His final say. Receive His Word of faith in your heart (Romans 10:17). Believe His Word.  He is faithful to perform His Word (Psalm 119:90). Trust in God's final Word. Trust in the finished work of Christ. 



© 2023 Lynn Lacher


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