The dispensation of the finished work of God
A wise football coach would execute all his tactics before the end of a match to ensure victory, if a man would do this, How much more God, the embodiment of Wisdom. He also must finish His work on earth before the end of the world. Interestingly since the Spirit is His Super Sub; it means His work is finished (the Holy Spirit has been given). The custodian of His revelation in this last times even said on the Cross ‘It is Finished’. In view of the fact that He also is the Truth it is right to say that we are in the era of God’s finished work!
For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceasedfrom his own works, as God did from his Heb 4:10(KJV)
Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and thewilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest Isa32:15(KJV)
We are in the dispensation of the finished work of Godand not in the doing (Active work) of God!
The only thing God is doing for us now is resting andwatching. In fact you can liken the bible to a movie titled’ theSalvation of Man’, the movie was written, produced, directed and evenstarred God as the lead actor. If you study the bible you will see that Jesuscame to play a Script. The word Scripture is a Combination of two words,’Script’ and ‘creature’.
Every Script of God requires fulfillment by a creature, eventhe coming of Jesus establishes this truth.
For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and ofgoats should take away sins.
Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith,Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hasthad no pleasure.
Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it iswritten of me,) to do thy will, O God
Where He was born, all He did, even to His speech wasforetold.
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice,saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? That is to say, My God, my God, why hastthou forsaken me? Matthew 27:46
These exact words were even prophesied in Psalms 22:1 MyGod, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Why art thou so far from helping me,and from the words of my roaring?
However when He Said ‘It is finished’ what He the directorwas saying is ‘CUT IT’S A WRAP. TheImplication of this is that the baton has been passed to us, Sons of God and He(God) has seized to be the lead actor!
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, andpreach the gospel to every creature.
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; buthe that believeth not shall be damned.
And these signs shall follow them that believe; in myname shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
They shall take up serpents; and if they drink anydeadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, andthey shall recover.
So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was receivedup into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God- Mark 16:15-19(KJV)
Lots of people stillpray prayers like; God come and fight forme, Lord Come and heal our land and many in this light of God come dos. Now if God is stillfighting for us why will he give us armor?
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God thatye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about withtruth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospelof peace;
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith yeshall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of theSpirit, which is the word of God: Eph 6:13-17(KJV)
You see thisscripture shows that we are the ones doing the fighting and the only thingconnected to God is the armor which he gave to us. This armor is the same oneGod was using then when He was the one fighting for those under the oldcovenant.
And he saw that there was no man, and wondered thatthere was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and hisrighteousness, it sustained him.
For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and anhelmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance forclothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke.
In addition, why would His word say that ‘He has given us all authority to overcome all the works of the devil…? And He still, will want to be the active one on earth? When Authority means, lega lright to act, control and rule without asking for permission, that just does not make sense!