Not “He may do it” or “He might do it” or “He could do it” or “He will do it if he feels like it.” Not even “He will do it if we do our part.” Just a simple declarative statement that God will do it. But God is faithful. Oh! Perhaps you’ve seen those buttons that read PBPGIFWMY. As I read his story the thought occurred to me that there are miracles all around us if only we had eyes to see them. Give most hearty thanks to the Supreme Goodness, who dealeth with thee so graciously, visiteth thee so lovingly, stirreth thee up so fervently, raiseth thee so powerfully, lest thou sink down through thine own …Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ, The Death of the Righteous'For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.' Let’s take a look at those things and then we will better see what the type of things that God is working in us is. Reader! I am praying God will be gracious to him one more time and he will repent and turn to the Lord. Third, God guarantees the outcome of his work in you. Instead of regulations, very many and very dry, we have a principle which needs thought and sympathy in order to apply it, and is to be carried out by the free action of our own judgments. He won’t quit half-way through a project. God is sovereign in his salvation initiative. Bible College and Multnomah Biblical Seminary. Required fields are marked *. When sin torments you this week, let this thought encourage you. If God has said he’s going to do it, he will do it. I. Once we are save Romans 6:23. One of the most beautiful elements in the Pauline Epistles is the intimate relation which evidently existed between the Apostle and his converts. It is all about letting God do it in His way, in His time, and with the instruments, He chooses to use to make you into His workmanship, created for good works. I may not look like much—but God isn’t finished with me yet. Phil 1:1I. To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—, First, there is the power of God: “To him who is able to keep you from falling.”Second, there is the purpose of God: “To present you before his glorious presence.”Third, there is the promise of God: “Without fault and with great joy.”. …John Ross Macduff—The Faithful Promiser, Love and Discernment. Someday you and I will stand before Jesus Christ as redeemed children of God—holy, blameless, and complete in every way. I. He is not talking about spreading religion or spreading a particular type of Christianity, but instead, he is talking about spreading the “good news” about Jesus. No more hammering, no more sawing, no more finish work. What is lacking will be made full. He is now before the Father, without spot or blemish, healed and made complete forever. To say, “Lord, here am I. Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you, will performe it vntil the day of Iesus Christ: - King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan {For I am} confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. Discover the biblical definition of success in this informative article. Theologians have a big word for it. We add to that--Call no man happy until he is dead; because the life that is to come, if that be miserable, shall far outweigh the highest life of happiness that hath been enjoyed on earth. Prov 14:42. Woe unto you that are rich! The phrase “day of the Lord” (Amos 5:18–20; 1 Corinthians 5:5; 1 Thessalonians 5:2) has more of an emphasis on judgment. Walking Worthily'Walk worthy of God.' "He which hath begun a good work in you, will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ."--PHIL. We add to that--Call no man happy until he is dead; because the life that is to come, if that be miserable, shall far outweigh the highest life of happiness that hath been enjoyed on earth. Here are five fast facts you need to know about sanctification: It is the work of God. God won’t stop until the job is done. What is unfinished will be finished. What I thought would improve things has only messed them up. All the undone work of a lifetime will be but a dim memory—if we remember it at all. So many of us look at a difficult situation and pray, “Lord, change my situation.” That’s not usually God’s will. Take this word of cheer. ii. He wants us to depend on him for everything. Pastor Duke Taber shares a beautiful sermon on lifting up your eyes. “just as you did partially acknowledge us, that on the day of our Lord Jesus you will boast of us as we will boast of you. Tonight I read with interest your comments about miracles. Is the world less to thee, and eternity more to thee? --1 THESS. When Jesus returns, two great things will happen for the believer: A. My son is now in about the same situation. Who once delighted over the murder of Christians. Son, remember that …Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity, Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform, Text: Philippians 1, 3-11. Fear not, child of God. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:28-39). The Greek verb translated, “has begun,” here refers to a deliberate and decisive act. His names tell us who he is. God will never call us to do something without also and at the same time equipping us to do it. Some of you are facing surgery very soon. No matter how hard the road ahead, God has already started mending your nets and arming you for battle. Sign up for our emails and use it to grow in your faith as well as to encourage others. 2.He refers to God; the good work refers to God’s salvation and continued perfecting of the believers. Being confident of this very thing that He which began a good work, If you would get a fair estimate of the happiness of any man you must judge him in these two closely connected things, his life and his death. Son, remember that. You don’t even have to ask him; he just does it because that’s the kind of God he is. Always in every supplication of mine on behalf of you all making my supplication with joy, 5. He Who Began a Good Work in You Wednesday, January 16, 2008 “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6 1.Paul had been confident (that is, he had full assurance) from the first, and he was still confident to that… i. Do you ever stand in front of a mirror and say “What’s wrong with you? No longer are we trying to perform to please God. King James Version Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: Darby Bible Translation having confidence of this very thing, that he who has begun in you a good work will complete it unto Jesus Christ's day: World English Bible Do you sometimes feel as though you aren’t making progress in your spiritual life? In that great day we will be completely delivered from sin and all its devastation. Three things I shall observe this morning. Rom 12:12. Commentdocument.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "a4c29dcd6a797cd8d10896c5dcc40380" );document.getElementById("df682521df").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Most of us have a long way to go—and some of us have an enormous distance to travel. You are going to shine again, you are not going to die an unfulfilled fellow IJN . Do you want to know what Philippians 1:6 means? Would you believe that this Scripture was written by a man who began his relationship with the church by being its enemy? The good work God has begun in us is the work of salvation. Paul starts out this book by telling the people of Philippi that he is thankful concerning them. Read the latest on “The Anchor Project” and how you can be support our work. You may make your acquittance, and write Received in full payment.' Instead of regulations, very many and very dry, we have a principle which needs thought and sympathy in order to apply it, and is to be carried out by the free action of our own judgments. What is incomplete will be made complete.