Paid in Full
Teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always [remaining with you perpetually—regardless of circumstance, and on every occasion], even to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20 Amp)
Jesus has bestowed his blessing of transformation on all of us that dare to believe. He has taken on, bled for and forgiven all of mankind sins. In essence, the now righteous of God (through- in believing) has become totally accepted by HIM through faith and not by works! Thereby, being accepted implies being treated with favor, delight and adoption. The ultimate price for sin has been satisfied and the bill is forever marked as “paid in full”.
Fast forward to today and imagine the perfection of Jesus covering you from head to toe in the sight of God every moment of the day. Does this sound like a fantasy? It is not. It is your reality today because Jesus became your once and for all offering at the cross.
Understanding the case of the burnt offering, the offeror lays his hand on the animal sacrifice (according Lev 1:3–4), perfection and beauty without blemish is transferred and God sees and accepts him/offeror in the perfection of the animal. That still applies today. Jesus has taken away the sin factor and replaced it with sonship through adoption!
Understanding that we are accepted grants us a special privilege of being surrounded and protected by HIS presence everywhere we go and in all that we do. He is there with us always even until the end of the age. No matter what comes your way do not panic or become stricken with fear. Simply, remember HE is there with you even in the midst of your situation and He cares about your well-being.
The Lord has you covered. He has commanded for us to walk in love and in HIS Spirit. Do no worry but trust in the Lord that HE will deliver you and cause you to land in place of safety. So, dream your dream, try new things, venture out past your norm, and allow HIM to “surround” you while you soar!
God Bless – A Note From The Counselor’s Corner,
Dalton Kornegay, PhD