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Eternal Rewards In Christ: It Is Finished

Romans 6:23– For the wages of sin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our LORD.

 Eternal life.  Can you imagine it?  Have you taken time to reflect and imagine a serenity so beyond our grasp of human understanding?

Christ’ blood=washed clean=eternity.  What an eternal love story indeed. He loves us. Each and every one of us. That kind of love, Agape love true unconditional love that only the FATHER can give.

Sure, most of us experience love in many forms.  We can experience spousal love; or parental love from our earth parents; and brother/sister love; plus, friendship love; so- on -and -so- forth.

Yes, there are all types of love. However, the ultimate all -time -over- the -moon- and- beyond- back- to- our- very -heart- and- soul -type- of love is to what I am referring to. And that special type of love comes solely and exclusively from our Father.

Only He and He alone is capable of that consuming kind of love as evidenced throughout the Bible, over and over again.  And, that love is clearly evident today, over and over again.

He is still on the throne, still in control, and still loving each and every one of us, over and over again. No matter how many times we sin.  No matter how many times we may be neglectful in our daily activities of life towards Him, He continues to love us, over and over again.

Leviticus 17:11 -For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.

The blood of the Lamb.  The precious blood of the Lamb.  God’s promises to His children, fulfilled and completed at the cross.  “It is finished” John 19:30— and so the Love story was complete.

Words of Christ on the cross- “It is finished”-in the Greek word it is translated as telesteria which means “it is paid in full.”

Our sins.  The sins of the world, our iniquities, were thrust upon the perfect unblemished Lamb of God…our sins…paid in full!  He wiped them all away.  He redeemed us and eliminated the debt owed by mankind…the debt of sin- “None other but God in the flesh could accomplish such a task.” (2 Corinthians 5:18-19).

Jesus’ work was done as He finished the will of the Father. He demonstrated this by His perfect obedience to Him.  The power of sin and the enemy was finished.  Mankind would no longer have to suffer the “flaming arrows of the evil one.” In Jesus we can raise our shield of faith. The One who completed the work of redemption and salvation.  We are as new creations, with the “old creature” left behind.  We are alive in Him. Born anew-and offered eternity through His love and actions.

Jesus’ work and mission on earth was accomplished through the Father’s divine plan for mankind. We are made alive through Christ, through the Father’s love. (Ephesians 2:1-5)

Love eternal.  It is something that poets throughout the ages wrote about.  It’s something that movies boast about.  It is something we all dream about and hold onto once we have it. But the love of GOD…that’s something totally different. The LORD’s love for His children is something to write and shout about.

  • His love surrounds us daily.
  • His love is a warm summer breeze that will caress our face as we walk through a peaceful meadow.
  • His love is the living water that streams endlessly through a beautiful forest.
  • His love is the dew atop a rose petal that glistens in the bright sunshine.
  • His love is the miracle of a newborn baby.
  • His love is a puppy or kitten crying for his mommy’s milk.

    But most important, the greatest love story of all time was sanctified on the cross at Calvary. There is absolutely nothing that can or ever will top that!

Do you realize that you are loved by the “Greatest of all?” Are you aware how much the Great I AM loves you? Absorb the enormous profoundly overwhelming reality – JESUS LOVES YOU!

“Father, thank You for Your Son, Jesus Christ my LORD and Savior, thank You for Your love, and Your ways and for saving me, a sinner, and offering me the grace and gift of LIFE, in Jesus, name, Amen.”

About C D SWANSON

C D SWANSON is an Author and freelance writer, a contributor to various websites, a member of Faithwriters, and has a website. It is her greatest joy to write what’s in her heart, and thus her favorite form of expression is in her devotionals. She and her husband share a deep love of God and dote on their fur baby Mickey. Retired Director from Long Term Healthcare, she continues to be an advocate for many. To check out other writings of this author you can go here:

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