Redeeming Your Time – Part 2
By Margaret D. Mitchell
Week of June 6, 2021
The best way to reconcile issues of the soul, unfinished business, or any other outstanding matter is by the living, redeeming work of the cross.
Colossians 1:17 TPT says that "He existed before anything was made, and now everything finds completion in him."
The AMPC version reveals that God is our supreme binder, saying, "…He Himself existed before all things, and in Him all things consist (cohere, are held together) [Prov. 8:22-31]."
So, we must do as Hebrews 4:16 AMPC says, which is to "find grace…to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it]."
We can hold on to the Spirit of Grace and release matters to Him to bring complete wholeness, which honors Him (Ps 55:22 TPT, Phil 1:6). By God’s authority, we can also bind the enemy that tries to keep us spinning in un-resolve so that life doesn’t continue on without us (Luke 10:19).
The revelation God gave me on this is that His grace not only works outwardly as explosive power but also works inwardly as an implosion, where internal fragments are made whole or redeemed.
Just as in the military command to "fall in," this means that we must break away from a former or present place and meet with God to come into a new alignment under His authority for transformation. In this way, He will bind our matters into a glorious new whole to demonstrate His goodness (Ps 18:25).
So, as we trust our Kinsman-Redeemer, we can give Him all of our fragments, and ask Him to resolve them to His liking, and then grow them exponentially (multiplicity) for His glory (John 6:11, Luke 6:38). We can ask Him to awaken our minds and hearts to see and know Him more in this way—as our God who redeems our lives on earth as it is in Heaven.
Because redemption doesn’t stop at the altar of salvation (Ps 50:23 TPT).
Redemption continues to work on our behalf as we walk out our salvation, submitting our limitations to God and trusting Him with transformation and multiplicity.
Sometimes, it may look and feel worse before we see better. But God, in His faithfulness, will get us to the place of fewer hindrances and more shalom peace and abundant true (zoe, Strong’s #2222) life than we’ve ever known.
God is in the redemptive work with us, so we can "fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace" (Heb 4:16). Know there will come a time when we will begin to see the outward work of His redemption.
We will see the promised fruit.
Just as God is the perfect binder, He is also the perfect sower, who multiplies good fruit in our lives forward. Luke 8:15 NIV says, "But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop."
Multiplicity is a part of God’s redemptive work as explosive growth. Multiplicity is a time-saver.
Job’s life is a noble example of abiding-ascension and multiplicity, where God restored him double for his losses.
And God will do the same for us.
We see God do double miracles of brokenness to abundance for the multitudes in John 6:11 NLT, which says, "Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks to God, and distributed them to the people. Afterward, he did the same with the fish. And they all ate as much as they wanted."
When I read this scripture, during this writing, Holy Spirit highlighted the Word “distributed” to me.
I believe He revealed it’s time for those of us who have followed Him in the deep implosive work of our souls to now explode on the scene into the distribution phase. In other words, it’s time to get the message out, to share the blessing or the feast of manifest miracles God has done in us with the world around us in whatever form He has ordained.
As we obey, God will use the life-work He did in us to extend life to others as He expands our reach outwardly by His explosive grace-power.
As Redeemer, He will do the impossible on our behalf.
As we go about this new phase of distribution with our Lord, as redeemed vessels with a message of redemption for others, a critical element to practice is the acknowledgment of Him "as our Provider of all we need each day," as is written in Matthew 6:11 TPT. Abiding in Him is everything, as it was for Job.
So, our righteous prayer today is…
Thank You for Your victory redemption. Where I have felt defeated in the past, help me live in Your miraculous abundance as I abide in You and obey You. "Let my passion for life be restored, tasting joy in every breakthrough you bring to me. Hold me close to you with a willing spirit that obeys whatever you say" (Ps 51:12 TPT). Thank You, Lord, for making my path increasingly bright as I continue to come into greater life-union with Your righteousness.
In Jesus’ Mighty Name.
And now, I declare over you that "...God himself, the heavenly Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, release grace over you and impart total well-being into your lives" daily (Eph 1:2 TPT).
Margaret D. Mitchell is the Founder of God's Love at Work, a marketplace outreach purposed to share God's greatest power source - the love of Christ.