When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, "It is finished," and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.-John 19:30
After 30 years of life and 3 years of intensive ministry, after rejection and beating, the final words of Christ while hanging on the cross are "it is finished."
This seems so...despondent, so fatal, so final.
in the Greek, these three words are a single word,
a single cry of VICTORY!
IT IS FINISHED!!!
THE PENALTY OF SIN HAS BEEN PAID FOR!!
MAN'S PATH TO GOD HAS BEEN PAVED AND OPENED!!
These are not three little words.
They are one huge exclamation of joy!
My New Testament professor wrote this for one of our online sessions a few weeks ago. I love it! Jesus wasn't giving up, he wasn't giving in, this wasn't the end. It is finished...Christ won over all :)
By His wounds we are healed.