It is Finished
There has to be a start for something to be finished.

It was prophesied in the O. T. that one was to come that would bring salvation to man. this was in Genesis, and the prophets, and in the writings of the Scriptures.

In Galatians 4:4 we can read; 'When the fullness (completion) of time came Elohim (our Father) sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, in order that they receive adoption as sons' (children). This one that was to come was truly the Son of the Most High, the one that through whom, and by whom He, our Father, created all things.

In Philippians 2:5-11 the Scripture says; 'Let this mind be in you which was also in Messiah Yahshua who, being in the form of Elohim, did not regard equality with Him (the Father) a matter to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant, and came to be in the likeness of men. And having been found in the likeness of man, He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, even death on the stake. The Father therefore has highly exalted Him, and given Him the Name, which is above every name. That at the Name of Yahshua, every knee should bow,----- and every tongue should confess that Yahshua Messiah is Master.'

In Romans 10: 9-10 we find this confirmed. 'If you confess with your mouth the Master Yahshua, and believe in your heart, that Elohim has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and one confesses with the mouth, and so is saved.'

We are told to do works of righteousness to prove our faith. If we do not help one of our Fathers children that are in need, then we are not proving our faith. James 2:14-18. At Yahshua return, when He comes with all power, He will separate those that are faithful from those unfaithful, Matthew 25: 31-46. These are the works of righteousness that we are to be doing, serving our brothers and sisters in Yahshua, and confessing Yahshua before those who ask us of our belief. 1 Peter 3:15

Even as a youth, Yahshua was concerned about doing the will of His Father, Luke 2: 41-49, these verses tell of His family going to Jerusalem for the Passover, and how He stayed behind when they were to leave, and return home. After three days He was found listening to the teachers and asking them questions, when asked, why?, He said ' I must be about My Father Matters'.

Yahshua's life was to do the will of His Father, John 4:34,'My food is to do the desire of Him who sent Me, and to accomplish His work'. also John 5:30, 'Of Myself I can do nothing,---- for I seek not My own desire, but the desire of the Father who sent Me'. When asked about the works of the Father, Yahshua told those asking, John 6:29, 'This is the work of Elohim, that you believe in who He sent'.

Yahshua finished the work that the Father gave Him to do. John 19:28-30, ' After this, Yahshua, knowing that all had been accomplished,-----said 'I thirst'. A bowl of sour wine stood there, and they filled a sponge with the sour wine, -- and held it to His mouth. So when He took the sour wine He said, ' It has been accomplished'. He had finished the work he was given to do. The word 'finished' Strongs # 3055, to complete, to conclude, it comes from Strongs # 3056, to set out for a definite goal. He, Yahshua had that goal from the beginning, He knew what was to be before He ever came to earth as a man, but He was willing to do the will of our Father.

Will we be able to say as Shual, 2 Timothy 4:7-8, I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, and I have kept the faith. For the rest, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Master, the righteous Judge, shall give to me on that day, and to all those that love His appearing.

In The Masters Service,
Jack Bierman


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