Thursday, 3 September 2020

The Captain Of Our Salvation

"It makes good sense that the God who got everything started and keeps everything going now completes the work by making the captain of their salvation perfect through suffering as he brings many sons to glory." (Heb 2:10).

I believe the word captain here is referring to the captain of a ship. Jesus is the one on the rudder, totally in charge of bringing us into the fullness of our salvation. As the captain of our salvation and it is his job to bring us into glory (a radiant manifestation of the riches of this salvation).

"looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith," (Heb 12:2).
"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." (Phi 1:6).

He is the one that began it, and he will surely finish, complete and perfect it. It's all his job, your job is to surrender — abide in his ship and surrender. Just let go that he might bring you into glory. Let go of your own works. Let go of trying to pilot yourself into your own salvation. He started it and he will surely finish it. Jesus didn't come to establish this salvation (this land) and leave you to pilot or sail yourself into its fullness. He established the salvation and he alone will sail you their. It starts with Jesus, it continues with Jesus and it end with Jesus. It is Jesus all the way.

He is very willing to bring you into glory, for it is his job as the captain of your salvation. You don't need to do anything to make him want to bring you into the full manifestation of the reality of this salvation. In previous posts I explained the reality of salvation. It is a land where everyone is incapable of sinning. Yes, a land of victory over sin, depression, sickness, lack, the powers of darkness and death. It is Jesus' responsibility to bring you into full manifestation of these things. He will surely bring you into this land.

Had Jesus ever failed before? He cannot fail and he will never fail. This unfailing God is the one captaining the ship that is to bring you into the fullness of the manifestation of the riches of this salvation. Scripture says he will bring you to perfection and fullness, and surely he will, you just need to trust him. Abide in the ship, toss yourself in complete trust of him, and just watch him navigate you from one challenge to another until you come into fullness and glory. Don't abandon his ship to go find your own way into salvation. It has to be his way, and he has to be in charge, otherwise you will never make it.

Your responsibility is not to learn how to defeat the challenge. Rather it is to abide in the ship of the captain of your salvation. Yes, your job is simply to let go. Oh there is such great and tremendous power when we let go. Lean on him and just let go. If you would let go, you will be shocked with the measure of power you will see working in your life, bringing you into a manifestation of these things. Release yourself on him. Put the whole of your weight and rest on him. Remain abiding. This is your only responsibility.

Behold this amazing reality, this beautiful salvation. Dream and fantasize about it. Be of great expectance, looking forward to its manifestation as you lean on him. In fact, begin to celebrate now as if you have already come into that glory.

"Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you." (Mar 11:24).

Just imagine how you would celebrate if you enter a land where you can no longer sin or fall sick. There is no pain or sorrow, the whole atmosphere is filled with intoxicating joy and inescapable peace. Every power and principality is under your feet. You are seated as a king ruling over all of creation. Everything hangs in obedience to the word of your mouth, all you need is to give your order as a king and it shall be so. You are living a life of royalty and you are clothed with glory. Oh, please spend some time imagining how you will celebrate if all this happens, and then begin to celebrate now as if it has happened.

The truth is that it has already happened. So celebrate, rejoice as you lean on the captain of your salvation to cause it to manifest. When you come into that spirit of rejoicing then it will become easier for him to bring you into that manifestation. Release yourself in complete trust, surrender yourself to the truth of his finished work, challenge him with a boundless faith and you will see glory in manifestation.

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