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The Secret Of Living Backwards

2 Oct

The Secret Of Living Backwards…

The English language has tenses: past, present, and future. In the language of the Bible, in Hebrew, there are two real tenses, perfect and imperfect. Perfect means finished. Imperfect means unfinished.

Christians tend to live in the natural, to the finished. We work to finish something, so we are always living in what’s unfinished. We’re trying to finish our accomplishments, that project; finish all those things. We live in the imperfect because we are never finished.

In Hebrew, the only thing that’s perfect is to live in the finished work. That’s what salvation is. It’s not that you’re trying to get to the perfect. You start from the perfect. It’s not about trying to get to heaven, it’s getting from heaven. That’s why the Lord said, “It is finished.”

Salvation begins with the finished. The only way to live a perfect life is to live from the finished. You can’t finish your salvation, but live from Jesus’s finished salvation. You can’t finish your calling, but live from His finished calling.

Live from the finished and you will live in His perfection. With God, you can only start from what is already completely finished in Jesus.

And you also are among those Gentiles who are called to belong to Jesus Christ. To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 1:6-7

Seek to learn and put into practice today, the secret of living from the finished – live not from the problem, but from the answer, not from your situation, but from heaven.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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