So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. – John 19:30
“It is finished” Jesus said this right before HE died. What does it mean? Well lets take a look.
Finished is from the Greek word tetelestai which is from the perfect indicative passive tense word telos. It means, to end; to bring to completion; to bring to a conclusion; to complete; to accomplish; to fulfill.
Now that we know what finished means, let us look at what HE finished! There is a few things that HE finished.
First: JESUS finished the work that HIS Father sent HIM to do! When HE said “It is finished” HE was saying that “The work YOU sent ME to do is done!” The moment HE shouted it to the universe, HE was saying that HE faithfully did as GOD HIS FATHER sent HIM to do! HE proclaimed it to the whole world to know! John 17:4 – I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.
“It Is Finished!”
Second: Tetelestai (Finished) is what the high priest would say over the lamb without spot and blemish. They would go and sacrifice a lamb without spot and blemish every year to cover up the sons. JESUS is both the Lamb and High Priest! So when HE said “It is finished” HE was saying that the perfect blood was shed for all sins. The ultimate Sacrifice had finally been made! Hebrews 9:12 – Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.
“It Is Finished!”
Third: JESUS paid our debt! The debt of sin! HE also set us free! Free from what? Sin, sickness, pain, lack, poverty, addictions, ext. Let us take a look at some scriptures for this!
Broke the chains:
15) Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men! 16) For He has broken the gates of bronze, And cut the bars of iron in two.
4)Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. 5) But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
1 Peter 2:24
who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.
Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases,
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
He who is of a proud heart stirs up strife, But he who trusts in the Lord will be prospered.
11) Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished, But he who gathers by labor will increase. 12)Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life. 13) He who despises the word will be destroyed, But he who fears the commandment will be rewarded.
Then it shall be to Me a name of joy, a praise, and an honor before all nations of the earth, who shall hear all the good that I do to them; they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and all the prosperity that I provide for it.’
Freedom From Fear:
2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”
I sought the Lord, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears.
HE gave it all to us freely:
Freely you have received, freely give.
“It is Finished”
Fourth: JESUS compleated the Old Covenant and started the New one. We are no longer under the Old Covenant, we are under the New one.
“It is finished”
So it is finished!!!! You are healed! You are delivered! You are rich! You are set free! JEUS did it all for you!! Now receive it and live it!!!! Show others that they can be free too!!
JESUS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!
IT IS FINISHED!!!!!!!!!!!!
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