[The Holy Spirit] comes because of the completed work of Christ for us and He comes to complete the work of Christ in us. - Joseph Pipa
What is God doing in my life today, you may ask yourself? Take heart, because even today he is completing the work of Jesus Christ in the lives of God’s people.
Jesus has earned our redemption in history. Because he has completed that glorious work for us, the Holy Spirit is now acting and he will not be stopped. Our lives are not spiritually static. Something dynamic is happening within the hearts of his people today.
Today, the Holy Spirit is regenerating people and giving new them new hearts. He is working in us the gifts of faith and repentance. He is assuring us that there is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. He is crying out “Abba! Father” in our hearts so that we will know that we are sons of God and not slaves. He is sanctifying us from sin. He is changing our minds, wills, and emotions. He is spawning new love in us for Jesus and his people. He is lifting our eyes to a new vision for the world. He is stirring in us a desire for heavenly things. All because Jesus has completed his work for us.
Look for the ways the Holy Spirit is completing the work of Christ in you today. Rejoice in his work!
But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!" So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God. - Galatians 4:4-7 (ESV)
Joseph Pipa, Galatians (Christian Focus Publications, 2010), 150. ↩︎