“And behold, two men talked with Him, who were Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of His departure which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.”
-Peter, James & John witnessed the transfiguration where Moses represented the law & Elijah the prophetic with Christ Who is the fulfilment of the Old Testament. Elijah having departed from the earth by a chariot & Moses the father of the great exodus, spoke about the departure of Christ through His victory on the cross. This was & still is a place of hope for those who are in Christ that we shall be changed as witnessed through Elijah & Moses, & inherit eternal life in Christ. The voice of God then said “this is my beloved Son listen to Him”. God has displayed His love for us His son’s through His Son Jesus & calls us to listen to Him in obedience to His word, & in anticipation for His sovereign promise to be fulfilled through His eternal covenant for us.
Accomplish in Hebrew is written as asah which means to attain, achieve, set-apart, execute, establish, finish, fulfil, complete or rest.
-God uses us to accomplish His mission of love to others here in earth so that they may also know Him & believe. God chose His servant Moses to accomplish the mission of delivering Israelites from oppression in Egypt. Moses had sufficient faith to believe in a deliverance nature of God & promised the Israelites that it was their last time to face hostility in Egypt & find peace (Exo 14:13-14). God revealed His mighty power to the Israelites by delivering them from Egypt, guiding them by a cloud of fire through the wilderness & maintaining darkness on the side of Egyptian soldiers, parting the waters of the Red Sea for them to cross, slowing down the Egyptian soldiers in their pursuit of destruction & finally amassing their enemies in the sea of destruction that they may believe & glorify Him. Just as God fought for the Israelites until they gained victory over their enemies, Jesus died for our sins that we may be liberated from our burdens & find rest. King Solomon was also successful in his mission of building the temple of the Lord on Mt. Moriah in Jerusalem. God saw him through by sending King Hiram of Tyre to assist him by providing food stuffs, logs & skilled men like Huram a master craftsman; skilled in many areas. Just like king Solomon got the assistance he required from king Hiram & his team to construct the most pompous temple ever seen (2 Chr 2:13-14), God is also blessing us with better opportunities by bringing forth business partners, destiny shapers, mentors, clients, spouses etc in our journey of success & calls us to hold fast faith in prayer. We also note that in each ones capabilities, we have different gifts & talents which need to be cultivated so that we may excel in them to accomplish that which God has designed us to achieve. In all these things we know that Gods’ will always prevails, for instance; He sent His beloved Son Jesus to die on the cross for our sins which was not the will of the Son but the Father. In the book of Revelation 17:17-18, Babylon is referred to as the woman who rules over the kings of the earth, for God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose by agreeing to hand over to the beast their royal authority, until God’s word is fulfilled. On the woman’s forehead it is written “Babylon the great the mother of prostitutes and of the abominations of the earth” (Rev 17:5). Her corrupt/ adulterous nature has seduced men & nations, & to some extent rules them politically & economically. This is a foresight of the sufferings of the Israelites through the Babylonian oppression under king Nebuchadnezzar who took them to captivity in Babylon & stole their treasures. Before these events God hardened the heart of Pharaoh & the same model of oppression was evidenced in Egypt during the time of Moses. The Babylonian systems also apply in the world we live in stemming from the colonial era to neo-colonialism today. Majority of the super-powers do not worship Christ & endeavour to oppress smaller economies through their autocratic ways of governance e.g. exploring & exploiting their natural resources, extending to them exploitative loans, directing their national budgets, corrupting governments with their policies & soft power influences etc. Such imperialism affects the majority of its citizens who suffer high inflation, high consumer price index, poverty etc. Job suffered such adverse effects in the hands of the devil who took away his children & his wealth (Job 1:10-21). Though satan exercises authority on the earth, there are limitations prescribed by God for God controls the outcome of whatever decisions he may be allowed to make. God is Omnipresent, Omniscient & Omnipotent, rules over everyone & everything according to His own will, to accomplish His own ultimate purpose & we are called to believe in Him (Isa 55:11). Let us always remember to ask God to accomplish His will in our lives; for His will always prevails. July being the seventh month is the month of accomplishment, rest or completion, let us put our complete trust in God & have unwavering faith in Him so that we may receive all our requests.
Dear Lord & Father, we thanks You for the gift of life & for everything You have done unto us. We know that You are doing a new thing in our lives, families, churches, leadership & nation, receive all our thanksgiving & praise Lord. Many are the plans in our hearts but Father Your will always prevails. Guide us all in this journey of faith that we may always listen to Your voice & accomplish all that You have ordained for us. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ & the love of God, & the fellowship of the Holy Spirit; be with us now & forever more. Amen
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