It Is Finished
When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
Jesus’ death on the cross fulfilled numerous prophecies that were foretold in the Old Testament and the New Testament. Jesus satisfied all requirements that were necessary to provide a blood atonement sacrifice for all sins. Although Jesus never sinned, He died a sinner’s death on the cross. Once and for all, the punishment of sin was accomplished.
God had a plan from the very beginning. Jesus dying on the cross was not plan “B” nor was it an accident. The crucifixion of Jesus was the ultimate plan before man was ever created. God knew what He was doing and knew that Jesus would be the One who could do it.
As Jesus suffered in torment He shouted triumphantly from the cross, “It is finished!” Jesus had completed the work that God sent Him to accomplish. He had faithfully fulfilled the will of the Father and it was completed. His death marks the end of all sacrifices. His blood and broken body was the perfect sacrifice that satisfied God’s requirements for the forgiveness of sin. At the moment when Jesus shouted these words the debt was paid in full. No longer was it necessary to offer another burnt sacrifice for sin. The perfect Lamb of God was offered up and it was approved by God. Jesus ended the old covenant and started the new. Now the new covenant is solely based upon the grace of God through Jesus Christ.
May we always remember the works of Christ that gives eternal life to those who believe in Him.
Lord, we seek to please you with our whole life by living holy and righteously unto You.