"Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, "I am thirsty." A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus' lips. When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "It is finished." With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit." John 19:28-30 This term I'm taking a course on Theology, which includes this most excellent book, "Theology for Today", by Elmer L. Towns. I have to confess it was a bit of a struggle to get through the first few pages, but goodness am I enjoying this book the further I dig in. As I read tonight this quote stuck out to me most, "Christianity says, 'Done.'" (Towns 2008 p. 57), with an eruption of joy welling up in my soul, along with hearing the final Words of Christ in John's Gospel reverberating through my heart. It is done friends, The Lord Jesus Christ has paid it all, and as I bid you goodnight and God Bless there is no greater prayer I can offer then that you know Him, that you know what is to be held in the loving arms of a Holy God, to abide in the grace, peace, joy, and all consuming love of my Lord, my King, my God, my Jesus Christ ☝️🙏🙌
Ephesians 5:6-17 " Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is."