The Epistle To The Philippians Chapter 1:6-12 (2 of 16) by Harley Howard

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The Epistle to the Philippians Chapter 1:6-12
(2 of 16)
Harley Howard

6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which
hath begun a good work in you will perform [it] until
the day of Jesus Christ:

Being PERSUADED of this very thing. Stop here for a
moment. This statement is in a verb form that
describes an action, which is viewed as having been
completed in the past, once and for all, not needing
to be repeated. Whatever Paul was persuaded of
concerning this church, HE NEEDED NO FURTHER
CONVINCING. His mind was made up and that brought him
great joy.

So what was he confident of or persuaded of? THAT HE
WHICH HATH BEGUN A GOOD WORK IN YOU WILL PERFORM IT
UNTIL THE DAY OF JESUS CHRIST. Paul was convinced that
the church was unstoppable in its mission. The church
was going in the right direction and was firmly
planted in the will of God. They got the message and
they understood what was required of them and they
were doing it and that was reason for joy. Paul was
completely persuaded that the church at Philippi
understood that what Christ begun in them at their
conception, He would complete, develop or finish the
work in them until He came again to receive His people
unto Himself.

>> He who started the work would be faithful in to
complete it in you

God is not only interested in the spiritual BIRTH of
His people, but in the spiritual GROWTH of His people
and truly if a so-called church or a professing
believer understands God’s plan for them, then they
will understand that God’s work is by no means
finished at the new birth and in fact continues
throughout the believers life until Christ comes for
His church. This means that until we are taken out of
this earth then God’s plan is to complete the work
that He began at salvation. This truth has STAGGERING
ramifications.

This means that whatever development takes place in
our lives MUST COME BY WAY OF GOD WORKING IN US. This
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