The last of the Seven Last Words of Jesus.
When He had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, He bowed His head and gave up His spirit. (John 19:30)
When I think about Jesus and His resurrection, I’m reminded of the events that had taken place prior to the cross and after. The Seven Last Words were so very powerful! I just want to share a few thoughts concerning the last word of Jesus before He died. “It is Finished!”
Interestingly, Jesus used the Greek word “tetelestai” for “it is finished” meaning “paid in full.” When a debt was fully paid, this word would be written on a loan document, will, or letter. In the first century, when people had paid their debt in full, they would shout out the word “tetlestai.” It was a shout of triumph…a shout of victory. When Jesus said, “It is finished,” He was declaring victory.
THE STATEMENT “IT IS FINISHED” REVEALS THAT JESUS FAITHFULLY FULFILLED HIS MISSION TO SAVE MANKIND FROM SIN
From the very beginning, God had a plan to save us from our sins. God had a plan for our redemption. God’s plan is outlined for us in the beginning of the book of Genesis.
[box type=”shadow”]And I will put enmity between you and the woman and between your offspring and hers; He will crush your head and you will strike His heel. (Genesis 3:15)[/box]
This passage is talking about Jesus, who was the seed or offspring of the woman, born of Mary, who would have “His heel” struck by Satan. That was Jesus’ death. But God also promised that Jesus would crush Satan’s head. That was Jesus’ resurrection.
Rock Church, God is Real and He’s Doing a New Thing. Hold on to our risen LORD Jesus Christ and don’t let go. Walk by faith and not your emotions!
He has risen! He has risen indeed!