Day 1 – Finished!

2020 VISION | Day 1 | Finished!

“This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, 

for He faced all of the same testings we do, yet He did not sin. 

So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. 

There we will receive his mercy, 

and we will find grace to help us when we need it most”

(Hebrew 4:15-16, NLT).

It may seem strange that we are starting this fast with “It is Finished.” That is exactly what we need to do. The scripture you’ve just read is precisely the affirmation we all need in order to achieve a breakthrough moment with our merciful God. As we fast and pray let’s let go of anything that keeps us from the intimacy that God offers us. Let us come boldly before our God who knows absolutely everything about us and give Him anything that has kept us from constant communion with Him. I remember a Wednesday night service as we were singing the song, “Let the Veil Down, let the Praise Go Up” I was led by the Holy Spirit to have those in the altar say out loud, “IT IS FINISHED!” Two days later a young man in our church came to my office and said, “I want you to know what happened to me Wednesday night. When I spoke the words, ‘It is finished’ I felt the chains of bondage and hatred fly from me.” This young man was able to overcome an addiction and give forgiveness to someone who had hurt him deeply. He did not overcome these serious problems with his own power; he marched boldly into the throne room of God and found God’s help when he needed it the most. You can too! Say out loud, “IT IS FINISHED” and let’s get started on this journey.

Prayer: Father, there are things that have kept me from You. I want Your presence in every part of my life. Let me be finished with everything that keeps me far away from you. Through the blood of Christ let my past problems, regrets, sins, habits, hurts, and anger flee. Let them all be replaced with the beautiful gifts you plan for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!