July 25, 2018Creative Writing
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It’s interesting to me that at first when I began scouring scripture to find what “It” isn’t, my mind was seeing so much of what is yet for me to accomplish as a son. My heart was so fresh with having been reminded of the “It” that is finished, and I was excited to walk in the yoke with Him!
Later on in the week, as time went by and life happened, I was again studying scripture. This time I was seeing so much of what “It” is that’s finished! I’m reminded that He has done the hard work, and when I take up his yoke and rest in what is FOR me, the work that is yet unfinished is not as hard as I feel it is when I’m not remaining in Him. I am so very thankful for what “It” is that he finished!
And so, there is such a fine line between resting in the finished work that Jesus accomplished on the cross—and joining Him in the work left to do—that if we aren’t careful to remain in Him, we can easily slide to one side or the other.
On the one hand, we could see what has been finished and rejoice in our right to be called sons, live in our blessed-ness, do nothing, and continue in our immaturity.
On the other hand, we could rush our understanding of what has been finished, not quite grasping it. We could half-heartedly say we’re thankful, join Him in “His work” and forget that “It” is finished. We could get sidetracked in our doing, doing, doing, and again be left to our immaturity!
What is yet to be finished?…
I believe the remaining in Him is the most vital part of walking out what is yet for us to finish as our Father’s sons in the Earth. John 15:1-17 teaches that if we remain in Him, we WILL bear fruit! Remaining faithful in relationship with Him and with his family, hearing his voice and acting on what we know of His heart, even through testing and trials, is how we strengthen and deepen and mature to bring forth good fruit, fruit that will last.
(At first when I was thinking about this, I was seeing faithful remaining as meaning a progression of days and weeks and years, but in retrospect, I believe good fruit can and will be produced according to the faithful remaining of the heart, and not necessarily to a timeframe.)
What is the point? We can’t make fruit happen, but we can and MUST remain so that it does!
What is another yet to be finished…by mature sons?… When Jesus died on the cross and resurrected unto Life, He paved a way for mankind to know how to walk with the Father; he revealed who we are and the authority we can walk in as sons. He revealed all of Heaven as available on Earth. “It” is finished!
Jesus was one man, and yet, there is something unique that only the agreement made between many mature sons with our Father can accomplish on the Earth, together in unity. It’s the depth of knowledge of whom we are as His, and the understanding of why we’re here which is a key that confidently accesses the authority we have been given as sons, and releases this power of Love from the inside and out into the Earth, both near, which is our sphere of influence, and far, through prophetic intercession, giving and sending others to go, and/or our own personal travel to the nations.
Romans 8:18-27 speaks of creation groaning and longing for the sons of God to grow up into whom we truly are! It says, “The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.”
In Genesis 1:27-29 it is written, “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.”
God gave mankind a paradise to live in, and He gave us the authority over the Earth, to spread out, rule and reign in Love as His sons. But humanity got lost. Along the way we gave in to fear and then shame, and by our will WE subjected the Earth to frustration and chaos. The same command given to mankind through Adam still stands for us today though, and there is so much more available than we are
accessing. There are so many sons still waiting to hear this good news.
Why is this so important? Our unified agreement with the Father and the activation of our authority in the Earth is yet to be finished!
– Jodi Goshorn