25. July. 2019. Thursday Prayer Journal
Life’s Greatest Assignment
John 19:30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
♬ Hymn for scheduled worship: Korean/English Hymnal #302 The Mercy of God Is an Ocean Divine (#408 in the previous version)
[Message Video] https://youtu.be/keqZ5lth0_Y
On the cross, Jesus spoke seven times(Seven Words from the Cross). One was, “It is finished.” There is a crucial significance to this confession. It signifies that Christ solved man’s greatest task that man could not solve through his efforts. God sent Christ in order to solve all problems that formed after man departed from Him. In that case, there is something you must be cognizant of first. What might that be?
1. Old Frames
Usually, there are three “old frames” that are instilled in man, who left God, and continue to live under Satan’s rule. First, Satan deceives people to fall within problems through conflicts and stress. Second, Satan even gets the church to get caught up in disputes. Third, Satan plows through the foothold of the “12 problems” and attacks families, the church, nation, and age. You have received the genuine answer of completely being liberated from the old frames through Jesus Christ.
2. Absolutely Impossible
Man is within an “absolutely impossible” state after leaving God. Therefore, when your old frames break down through Jesus Christ, the answer of this “absolutely impossible” state crumbling together with your old frames will arise. However, the problem is that many people return to their old frames when they are faced with problems and difficult circumstances. Thus, these people fall into despair once more and are confronted with their “impossible” states. Even in the midst of this, they still try to stay diligent. They are basically doing their best within their impossible states, without meeting God, who actually is the key to rescue them from their despair. As a result, they are unable to overcome Satan, as well as escape from their fate and background of Hell.
3. Absolutely Possible
God sent Christ to man who is in the midst of an “absolutely impossible” state by being bound to his old frames. Even now, God promises through the Word, and the Word is being fulfilled through Christ who solved all curses of humanity. Furthermore, God is with those who are within this covenant through the Holy Spirit, and He also carries out this work. That is why Jesus proclaimed, “It is finished,” on the cross. God is preparing a crucial time schedule of breaking the frames of the old self and church, as well as restoring the economy of light to those who have entered within this schedule.
[Prayer of the Evangelist] Dear God, may today be the day I am victorious with “Only Gospel.” May I restore and conquer the economy of light, as well as break free from my old frames.
Regional Intensive Evangelism Specialized Training Lecture 1 (Daegu Chapter) / March 19, 2019
[Bible Reading] 1 Corinthians 16
[Gospel Memory Verse] Psalms 119:105
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.