Monday, July 24, 2017

Do you believe that God gets the last word?

To Him be the dominion (power, authority, rule) forever and ever. Amen (so be it). 1 Peter 5:11 AMP

Who is Him, this all powerful, supernatural being? The preceding verse tells us that He is the God of all grace, Who imparts all blessing and favour ...

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace [Who imparts all blessing and favour], Who has called you to His [own] eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself complete and make you what you ought to be, establish and ground you securely, and strengthen, and settle you. 1 Peter 5:10 AMP

The scripture tells us that through Jesus, He calls us. He makes us who we ought to be. He establishes us securely. He strengthens us. He settles us.

I don't know about you, but when I read that scripture, my heart is going, 'Thank you Jesus that You will complete this work You have begun in me. Thank you that You strengthen and settle me.'

The Message Bible says it this way...

The suffering won't last forever. It won't be long before this generous God who has great plans for us in Christ - eternal and glorious plans they are! - will have you put together and on your feet for good. He gets the last word, yes, he does. 1 Peter 5:10-11 The Message

He gets the last word, yes, he does. 

How different our lives would be if we lived completely from this truth He gets the last word, yes, he does. If we really believed that, there would be no fear, no anxiety, no doubt, just an unwavering faith, because we would perfectly trust Him.

But that is the journey we are on, one of daily growing in faith, continually understanding more and more about those areas of unbelief in our lives and asking God for His help in that transformation process. Living with the assurance that we are not perfect, but knowing that He is making us what we ought to be, strengthening us and settling us. To Him be the glory.

But grow in grace (undeserved favour, spiritual strength) and recognition and knowledge and understanding of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (the Messiah). To Him [be] glory (honour, majesty, and splendor) both now and to the day of eternity. Amen (so be it)! 2 Peter 3:18 AMP

Question for today, what will you do today to move forward in this journey of growing in faith, building your trust that He will have the last word?

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