The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Philippians.
1:6 ” being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus”
Title – Construction zone
Paul wants to encourage us not to get this funding not to lose confident not to go into despair, Paul want us to realize that God is a finisher that God will finish whatever he starts.
The Bible tells us that God knew us and had chosen us before the foundation of the Earth the Bible tells us that God knew us and I will mother’s womb so God knows the finished product so God would not let anything that happens to us to stop us from our destiny. After all God did say that I know the plans for your life and my plans is not to harm you but Prosper you. Will all of that sounds great but I can’t see the finished product all I know is what I’m going through today well that’s the word going through because whatever God brings you to it he will bring you through because he has a purpose for our lives so the pain that you are going through there’s a purpose in the pain there’s a lesson to be learned and Paul is trying to encourage his people to hold on to God’s unchanging hand because God is not finished with us yet.
What will we look like what will we act like how would we think.
If you want to see the finished product look no further than Jesus. He is our role model.
So let the journey began, we first must be transformed by the renewing of our mind, Paul tells us in the second chapter that we should have the mind of Christ what he says is let this mind being you which was also in Christ Jesus Paul say which was also in Christ Jesus, so it’s like having a mind in one hand that was taken from Jesus Christ that’s going to be put in our brain, how do we do that by the Holy Spirit teaching us guiding us to the truth. You see in a construction zone we realize that on a daily basis progress is being made the same with us on a daily basis progress should be made that’s why the word says take up your cross and follow me what that means is that if a following Jesus Christ that’s some things should be falling off and some things should latching on, also when we are following Christ remember that the devil wants us to stop following Christ so as we follow Christ we will be persecuted we will be ostracized we will be talked about we will be stabbed in the back all of this in an effort to stop what God has started in US Paul says don’t let it stop you Paul is a good example of the devil trying to stop him for following Jesus Christ he was thrown in prison incarcerated he was beaten he was starved but he said in the book of Philippians the all that he went through all it was doing was furthering the gospel because people saw what he was going through and he held on so as we go through our trials and tribulations as we go through our own construction zone remember that God will finish what he started and that the gospel is being fathered the gospel is being put on the bright light the gospel has been talked about is you we go through our trials and tribulations and we don’t give up no we’re not there yet but we’re getting there. Joseph went through his own construction zone, thrown in the pit his own family left him there for the bed but God had a plan for Joseph life Joseph thrown in prison lied on about something he did not even do but God had a plan, God has a plan for you, if He did not have a plan and a purpose for you, He would not have waste another minute on you.
Have patience during your Construction period.
To God Be The Glory
Rev. Antonio Thomas