Being Confident“Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Phillipians 1:6)
This speaks of the accomplishments that the work of grace can manifest whenever it has begun. It is the work of grace that it is a “good work” and a blessed work. It allows us to make; good and proper choices. It permits convictions to be stirred. This is God’s beginning. He has begun the good work in you since we do not own or have the power to begin ourselves. We are by nature dead in trespasses and sins. What can a dead man do with the raising of ourselves to life? Without God, we are nothing the word says. It is God who quickens the dead. “ And you has he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins” (Eph 2:1).
The unsaved-the un-regenerated souls live deprived and are destitute of a spiritual life. The greatest tragedy is they are separated from God, the one Who is the fountain of life.
Salvation offered us the work of grace to begin this life; and it does not end here. Being in this imperfect state. There is still so much more that has to be achieved.
If God who began a good work in you did not undertake the carrying to finish the work, it would lie dormant and unfinished. It is He who performs it and finishes it! Therefore, your conversions will be divinely continued until the day of Jesus Christ returns to earth at which point He will finish His work, bringing it to completion.
This is our eternal security. God saved you for His Divine purpose not because you were lost. That purpose will neither be abandoned or unrealized in your life. God will crown the work with His own hands.
He is coming to judge the world and to conclude His mediation, then His work will be satisfied and completed in us.
Our Christian journey is a process, it begins with Salvation. Accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and our Savior. Then the midway process is Sanctification. The molding of a saved life into the likeness of Christ. A time when the things you once did you do not do them anymore. A process navigated by the Holy Spirit. And ultimately, our eternal promise which is Glorification. This phase that has prepared us for honor and elevation and to be seated in our destine positions in the heavens with Christ Jesus.
Out of Christ, the best saints are sinners, and unable to stand before God. There is no peace without grace. Inward peace springs from a sense of Divine favor. Wherever we are in the journey of life.
Know that God will accomplish through you His divine purpose that no one else is responsible to bring to pass. But we may always be confident God will perform His best work, in every soul where he has activated by regeneration.
Pastor Annmarie Fontanez