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Luke 23 46Everything was complete. The last thing Jesus says is so profound. This is the way it has always been with Jesus. Jesus is all about doing what God wants Him to do. That is it. Finished.

Jesus only did what he saw his Father doing. He only said what he heard his Father saying. He placed his life in God’s hand. Always.

Jesus never missed God’s goal for one single minute. Always on track. Always seeking God. Always placing his life in God’s hands.

From the beginning to the end. It is the last thing he said. The he died.

Having finished it all, Jesus puts His life in the hands of God who sent Him.

“Father, I place my life in your hands!” ~Jesus | Luke 23:46

How is the will of God revealed? It is revealed in the word of God. That is the way we have confidence that what we are hearing is from God.

Isaiah 55:10–11 says, “As the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, . . . So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void” (KJV)

When God says that His Word will not return to Him void, we understand that God is sovereign. The promise is that God’s Word will accomplish what He wants it to, not necessarily what we want it to. We may share the Word with the purpose of changing someone’s mind—and the person’s mind doesn’t change.

Was God’s Word void? No, but our personal goals may have been different from God’s. Like the wind that “blows wherever it pleases,” the Holy Spirit moves in mysterious ways (John 3:8). And God may use His Word in surprising ways, at surprising times, and in surprising people.

We can’t predict exactly how God will use His Word any more than meteorologists can predict with certitude the rainfall and snowfall.

God’s Word will not return void. It is too powerful. When God said, “Let there be light,” the immediate result was that “there was light” (Genesis 1:3). When Jesus said, “Peace! Be still!” the wind ceased and the sea calmed (Mark 4:39).

God’s Word will always prosper; God will succeed, and those who receive His Word will be overcomers as well.