From David Wayne:
There is so much right with this quote in so many ways . . .
We declare what has been accomplished, not what we would like to be accomplished.
It’s on a live blog of the Desiring God National Conference for a talk by Doug Wilson. Gospel ministry is all about what Christ has accomplished, yet it seems to me that most of what passes for life and ministry in the church is focused on what we would like to be accomplished, hence we miss Christ.
Of course I suppose you could argue that it is permissible, even necessary to discuss what could/should be accomplished based on what has been accomplished. But it would help if we discussed this in reference to what Christ would like to accomplish, and then make sure we limit ourselves in this regard to what is revealed in the Word, to keep our own imaginations out of it.
And of course there is one thing yet for Christ to accomplish – the second coming and the bringing in of the new heavens and new earth.