Posts Tagged ‘Author and Finisher’

Perfected Faith

July 9, 2018

James 2:20-22 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
20 But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? 22 You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected …
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John 6:27-29 New International Version (NIV)
27 Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on Him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.”
28 Then they asked Him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”
29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the One He has sent.”

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James 2:20-22 Foolish man! Are you willing to learn that FAITH without WORKS is useless? Wasn’t Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? You see that faith was active together w/his works, & by works, faith was perfected.
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Author and Finisher

July 9, 2015

Psalm 40:1-2 AMP
1 I waited patiently and expectantly for the Lord; and He inclined to me and heard my cry. 2 He drew me up out of a horrible pit [a pit of tumult and of destruction], out of the miry clay (froth and slime), and set my feet upon a rock, steadying my steps and establishing my goings.

Whatever you are going through TODAY
Fix your eyes on Jesus
Wait expectantly on Him.

Follow His lead and He will establish you on firm ground.

Remember the One who is able
He is faithful to complete what He started
He is the Author and Finisher of your faith!

Count it all joy!

Prayer:
Hebrews 10:36 AMP
36 For you have need of steadfast patience and endurance, so that you may perform and fully accomplish the will of God, and thus receive and carry away [and enjoy to the full] what is promised.

James 1:2-4 AMP
2 Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations.
3 Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience.4 Let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing.

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To endure and master the race=> Fix your eyes on the Master-Jesus-the Author&Finisher of your faith!
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Hebrews 12:1-2 AMPC
1 Therefore then, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us,
2 Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Philippians 1:6 AMP
6 And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you.

Related:
Author and Finisher{prayer}

God Never Fails

January 24, 2015

Hebrews 13:5 AMP
… He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]

God didn’t bring you this far to fail
He will never leave or forsake you
Trust in the Lord
He never fails to finish what He begins.

Trust His perfect timing
It may be rocky now
But wait on the Lord
And take heart
He will make a way!

Philippians 1:6 NASB
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it{bring it to completion} until the day of Christ Jesus.

Psalm 27:13-14 NASB
I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living. 14 Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.

Thank You Lord Jesus – You make a way where there seems to be no way and You never fail! Thank You that You will finish what You start. Help us wait on You and follow Your lead in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Related:
I Will Never Leave You
God Will Make a Way

Let My Peace Carry You

June 10, 2014

Isaiah 48:17-18 NIV …This is what the LORD says—your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. 18 If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your righteousness like the waves of the sea.

Peace like a river flows when you follow His lead. 

Be Still and know
The Lord is good
He has prepared the way
And He is faithful to finish what He starts!

Be still and know
Let His peace like a river carry you through.

Carry
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Deuteronomy 1:31 AMP
31 And in the wilderness, where you have seen how the Lord your God bore you, as a man carries his son, in all the way that you went until you came to this place.

Philippians 1:6 AMP
6 And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you.

Today may you rest in the Father’s embrace and let Him carry you through in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Related:
Peace Like A River
Beside Still Waters – KNOW{blog}
Beside Still Waters{Prayer}

Let Perseverance Finish!

December 31, 2013

James 1:4Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

From NetBible Ja 1:4

  • perseverance[5281] = steadfastness, constancy, {cheerful, hopeful}endurance, patience

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Romans 12:12Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

From NetBible Ro 12:12

  • patient[5278] = to endure, persevere, bear bravely and calmly

Author and Finisher

November 30, 2013

Hebrews 12:1-2 NASB … Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter{finisher} of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Philippians 1:6 NASB … For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect{complete} it until the day of Christ Jesus.

Praise the Lord Jesus Christ! Fix your eyes on Him. Be confident of this, that He who began a good work in you is both the author and finisher of your faith!

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1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 NKJV … Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.

God Isn’t Finished Yet!

November 6, 2011

I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. -Phil 1:6

Be patient. Remember how far you’ve come, not just how far you have to go. You may not be where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be. God has the final say and He is faithful to finish what He starts!

So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord, no matter what happens. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that He has promised. For in just a little while, the Coming One will come and not delay. -Heb 10:36-37 NLT

Word Study

From: Heb 10:36 and Rom 5:3
*patient endurance – hupomone [5281]
1) steadfastness, constancy, endurance
1a) in the NT the characteristic of a man who is not swerved from
his deliberate purpose and his loyalty to faith and piety by
even the greatest trials and sufferings
1b) patiently, and steadfastly
2) a patient, steadfast waiting for
3) a patient enduring, sustaining, perseverance

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Patient Endurance
Persist, Delay is not Denial