Christ has finished the work

General article by T-Ralph

Christ had a mission to fulfill in life. It was a mission given by the Father. He came and He accomplished it flawlessly.

...I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.
John 17:4

Therefore, we can live in the realm of the finished work of Christ. We don't struggle to get anything, we have all that pertains to life and godliness in Christ Jesus.

Beloved, live by faith in the realm of the finished works. Study and know the things that are freely given to us in Christ Jesus.

It is of Faith so that it can be by Grace

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Beloved, if we had to work for everything we deserve, then, we will always fall short. That is why God had to put in faith. Even our very salvation is by faith in Christ so that it can be by Grace, therefore, no man can boast of saving himself.

Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all…
Romans 4:16

The Old Covenant was by works. But the New Covenant is by faith so that no one will have to work for it.

Therefore, your righteousness is by faith and Grace, your blessings is by faith and Grace, and ...

Put your hope in Christ Jesus

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Beloved, do not put your hope in material things. Nothing lasts forever except the divine.

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment
(1 Timothy 6:17 NIV)

Do not put your hope in wealth which may fail in an instant. But, trust the Lord your God who is stable forever. Don't trust in your wealth or physical or materials thing for any form of security.

Beloved, faith in Christ is above all. Put your trust in Him.

Clothe yourself with Jesus

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Beloved, the life you live isn't yours. You live, move and breath in Christ. That is your new status. Live accordingly.

Clothe yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and make no provision for [indulging] the flesh [put a stop to thinking about the evil cravings of your physical nature]…
(Romans 13:14, AMPC)

Everyday, clothe yourself with Jesus. Emerse yourself in God's Word. Meditate and keep meditating on His Word. Be deeply lost in the Word.

Let everything around you be viewed from the perspective of Jesus. The life you now live isn't yours but His. Clothe yourself with Christ.

Honest Riches

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Some people get carried away in the love for money that they can do anything to obtain money. They don't mind doing fetish and dubious things to get money.

It is better to be poor and honest than to be foolish and tell lies
(Proverbs 19:1 NCV)

Beloved, the Scriptures advises that it is better to be poor and honest than to be foolish and tell lies for riches. Don't let greed push you to the extent of doing ungodly things for money.

Beloved, you're much blessed. Therefore, you are rich. You do not have to engage in any dishonest, fetishistic or dubious means to obtain wealth. You're divinely blessed in Christ Jesus.
Sometimes, we get too tensed up trying to do a lot of things. We want to achieve more and improve productivity by doing much more, but, it isn't always like that.

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28

You might also be struggling to survive as you live barely to pay the bills. But, doing more work might not be the solution. You just need to put it all on Jesus. Open your heart and let Him lead you.

Carry all those burdens, bag and baggage and transfer it to Jesus. He cares and wants to help you carry them all. You can't drag the load with Christ, you've got to leave it to Him.
Trust the Lord to lead you into the things to do spe ...

Ask from Jesus

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Sometimes, we take the great privilege we have for granted. We have access to the divine 24/7, yet, we choose to go by our brains.

Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy will be the fullest possible joy
(John 16:24 NCV)

Don't assume that you have asked, talk to God about it. Ask Him and He will reveal unto you the path to follow. Ask Him and He will provide for you.

Beloved, you are not supposed to do everything on your own. Trust in Him and He will surely lead you and give unto you till you're fulfilled and your joy is full.
We have been redeemed from the curse of the law. We are no longer under any kind of curse or bondage because of what Christ did.

Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, 'Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree'),
Galatians 3:13

Instead of carrying the curse by ourselves, Christ took it for us by becoming a curse for us. He died in an accursed manner by being hung on a tree. He did all these for us so that we can be redeemed from the curse.

Now that we believe in Christ, we have no curses over us. We are totally free from all the curses of the law. We are open to the blessings only.
Study and meditate and live the free and l ...

Declare to your storms, 'Peace be still'

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Christ stood and rebuked the storm and it obeyed Him. You've been given such authority as a Christian too.

Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, 'Peace, be still!' And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. But He said to them, 'Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?'
Mark 4:39–40

Beloved, do not be afraid when you confront a storm. It is an opportunity for your authority in Christ Jesus to be utilized.

Therefore, stand strong and declare that every storm be still in your life. Enjoy the eternal peace of God. ...

Believe and Receive

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The Scriptures is quite clear on how we can receive from the Father. We need to ask and believe.

Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
Mark 11:24

God has given us the freedom to ask whatever you want in accordance to His will and we shall receive. So, believe that He will do what you ask for and it shall be so.

The world sees first before they believe but a Christian believes before he sees.