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It Is Done | Marisa Tomlinson
S~ The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying, ‘It is done!’ Revelation 16:17 (NIV)
O~ God has a plan for everything. Revelation talks about the end of the earth and the beginning of a new heaven and earth. It’s reassuring to know that He has all of time mapped out for us.
A~ God will punish the unrepentant, but His plan is to call us ALL to Him. The bowls poured out on the earth in chapter 16 of Revelation are poured on those that refused to turn to God. It’s like having kids. You can only warn them so many times before punishment is delivered. When God says, “it is done” in verse 17, it means His wrath is finished. When Jesus was on the cross, He also said “it is finished.”
“When he had received the drink, Jesus said, ‘It is finished.’ With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” John 19:30 (NIV)
God’s design is that we are all reconciled to Him through Jesus’ sacrifice. God’s plan has been mapped out since the beginning of time. He knows what every one of us will do, is capable of, and has a plan for us. That is so comforting! As much as I want to, I don’t have to have everything all planned out. In fact, I need to rely on Him. His ways are better than anything I could come up with, He’s proven that to me. Letting go of my plan is the hard part.
P~ God, forgive me for trying to make my own plans. Thank you for mapping everything out for us so that we can rest in You. Thank you for the promise that You will bring your plan to completion and bring us all home. I look forward to that day.
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