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  • Writer's pictureHenry Omotayo

Mission Accomplished?

Hebrews 1:3

Message No. 0533 | Twitter @GodandUs |

As a manager of projects, I know that, though some projects might look similar, in fact, no two projects are the same. You’ll most likely find different stakeholders, different risks, different resources, different cultures, different environments, different constraints and overall different challenges, in different projects. What is very common, however, is that each project team, when a project has gone live, looks back to the work done and feels a sense of accomplishment, that something which did not exist before the project, now does, and is alive.

When God created the world, He, each day of the creation week, sat down, took a look at what He had created and said to Himself, ‘this looks good;’ some days, He said ‘this looks very good.’ After seven days of creation, God must have said to Himself, ‘mission accomplished.’

Jesus was here for 33.5 years, but He only really began the work for which He came at age 30. In 3.5 years, He changed the course of history, worked so hard that there was no one left in doubt that someone named Jesus was here on earth and was shacking and shaping things. He preached the gospel to individuals, to groups and to powers. He raised disciples and empowered them to do what He was doing, and to do more, after His death. After His unprecedented, earth shaking resurrection, the Bible says that He went to Heaven through the skies, and in the full view of His disciples. In Hebrews chapter 1 verse 3, the Bible says:

The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.

For Christ, it was mission accomplished. He set out to offer Himself as sacrifice for the sins of the world and He had finished the assignment. He had provided access to life eternal for billions of people, who would ordinarily be heading toward damnation. He had redeemed the world back to God and He had commissioned an army of disciples to make sure that the work did not stop. He could now sit back in a relaxable seat, cross His legs and cross His hands behind His head and say, ‘it’s done.’

So, Jesus accomplished His mission here on earth, the question is, what about us? What are we doing toward accomplishing our own missions? When He left, Jesus did not tell us that we needed to do nothing. He basically handed over to us the mantle, for us to replicate His mission, with the exception of dying to save anyone, because there is no other blood that could accomplish redemption. There was no other name through which men could be saved. He handed over to us so we could accomplish goals in His name, preach to, and get lives saved, through His name. He gave us authority to shake the world even much more than He did.

We all have plans of our own, goals to achieve, that we all work hard toward, and targets to meet, that we all watch the time for. Well, how about God’s mission and goals that were handed over to us. Could we say that we are working toward achieving these? Will we be able to sit at the feet of Jesus someday and repeat the two words, Mission Accomplished? Will we be able to give accounts of souls we have won, people we have helped, lives we have touched, opportunities we have seized and other things we have done to further the cause of His Kingdom? Is there anything specific that we are doing now in support of the work of God? Are there immediate and future plans in our calendars to do something?

If there is anything that seems clear to God’s children, it is the fact that we live in the end time, and the return of Christ is closer than ever. When, in a project, the go-live date draws near, the project team is always busy dotting the ‘I’s and crossing the ‘T’s, to ensure that the live run is without hitch. We are right now in the go-live window for Christ’s second coming and if we still have not gotten ready for live run, then we are late in the project. However, unlike earthly projects, we can still catch up. If we would begin right now and work hard, we can redeem the time and be happy, upon arrival at the Thrown of our God, to say, mission accomplished. Paul was in this state when he wrote in 2 Timothy chapter 4 verses 7 and 8:

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.

Are you in this state? Will you finish the race? Will you keep the faith? As you work toward accomplishing the goal set by Christ for you, may you receive anointing, help, strength and encouragement that never wears off, in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen. Have a wonderful week!

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 Lord I know that I am a sinner and I am unable to save myself. I am sorry for my sins and I pray that you please forgive me. I am aware that Your Son Jesus died for my sins and I accept Him as my Lord and savior. I surrender my life unto you from this moment. Please take control of my entire being and help me to be obedient to your Word, going forward. Thank you, Lord, for hearing me. I have prayed in Jesus’ name. Amen.
 If you prayed the foregoing prayer, you have just been born again. Please find a Bible believing church in your area and ask to see the pastor. Let him or her know that you have just given your life to Christ and s/he will guide you on next steps in your journey as a child of God. The Lord bless you!
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