It is finished.

John 19:28-37

After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!”  Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth.  So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.

 Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who was crucified with Him. But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs.  But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out. And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you may believe.  For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled, “Not one of His bones shall be broken.”  And again another Scripture says, “They shall look on Him whom they pierced.”

 The work Jesus came to do, his assignment, is done.   Our sins are paid for, the message of the kingdom of God is given and continues to be told.  He paid the sacrifice needed to reunite mankind, all of humanity with the God who created them.  His love put into action has provided the way back to a personal relationship with the Lord.  The barrier between the sinner and the creator placed there by disobedience is brought down by obedience.  And the one who came in love, to reunite is treated with contempt and shamed by the masses.  He still is, in word and deed.  When God brings it all to an end,

“They shall look on Him whom they pierced.”

3 thoughts on “It is finished.

  1. I like this, for with one man sin came into the world, and with one man, the world has been saved.

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