When Jesus Christ was crucified, He hung on a cross and He said:”It is finished,” and then he gave up the ghost, because he had finished the work that the Father had sent Him to do. He did not allow anything to stop Him, to deter Him from accomplishing the will of the Father.
There is a false gospel being preached that believers must only trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ for salvation. That is a lie.
Jesus Christ calls us to overcome, just as He overcame. He calls us unto discipleship, to turn away from our own senseless existence, to turn away from sin, and to follow Him; to take His yoke upon us, to pick up our cross every day and follow Him until the very end, to overcome. To overcome sin, to overcome temptation, to overcome the world. Jesus Christ calls us to follow Him in order that we will overcome.
We will all stand before the judgment throne of Christ and we will give account for our works. He will reward every man according to their own works. We cannot trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ. We will be judged by our own works good or evil, and Jesus will reward every man according to their works. Those who rejected Him and went their own way, and followed after the desires and the pleasures of sin, will perish, but those who denied themselves and followed Jesus Christ and overcame, will win the prize of eternal life. They will have the honor of entering His kingdom.
He is calling us to overcome, not just to believe in His finished work and what He did. He calls us to follow and obey Him. The gospel of Jesus Christ is about discipleship, discipline, submitting ourselves to Jesus, to follow and obey Him and to endure with Him until the very end. Without Jesus Christ we can do nothing. Jesus Christ commands us to repent t of all sin and all ungodliness, to live holy and righteous, to be baptized in water and to follow Him, to be filled with the Holy Spirit, to be led by the Holy Spirit and to do that for which He called us; to complete the course that He has set before us. And we have to overcome, we have to follow that course and walk the path which He guides us, until the very end, in order for us to complete the works that He prepared for us to do.
The gospel of Jesus Christ is not about returning to the law of Moses. It is about submitting ourselves to Jesus, obeying His commands, submitting ourselves to Him, following and obeying Him until the very end, and to overcome, so that we can receive the prize of eternal life, and inherit his kingdom, to be with him for eternity. There is only one way to have eternal life and that is to follow and obey Jesus Christ, and to endure with Him until the very end.
May Jesus bless you.