When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished” and He bowed His head. He grave up His Spirit. John 19:30
Imagine looking at Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa painting in the Louvre museum. Would you think of adding more brush strokes to it? Of course not! It was done by a master, so what could you possibly add to the painting to improve it?
In the same way, that is how we are to look at Jesus’ work on the cross. He cried out, “It is finished!” You cannot add to a completed work. You cannot add to a finished work. Our salvation is won. Our sins are all forgiven. We are made forever righteous by the blood. Christ paid completely and perfectly for our total forgiveness, righteousness and every blessing. EVERY BLESSING!
These three words, “It is finished,” come from one Greek word teleo. In Jesus day, a servant would use it when reporting to his master: “I have completed the work assigned to me.” (John 17:4) The word means, “It is finished, it stands finished, and it will always be finished!” The most significant meaning of teleo is how it is used by merchants: The debt is paid in full!” When Jesus gave Himself on the cross, He completely met the righteous demands of the law. He paid our debts in full!
Today, it is NOT our works that will bring us the blessings. It is Christ’s finished works. Christian living is not about doing, but BELIEVING in His finished work. Under the law, we must do. Under grace, it is finished. We are now living in HIS grace.
Maybe you are faced with a sickness or something else today. Jesus promises, “It is finished!” You are not ‘GOING’ to be delivered because you have ALREADY been healed and delivered. God healed you 2,000 years ago! Isaiah 53:5 says, “By HIS stripes you are healed!” You already have it all. Rest in His finished work, believe, and it will manifest.
The work is finished, the victory is won. Our enemies have been defeated. Our blessings have been bought by His blood! Live life KNOWING there is nothing for you to do.
It is finished!
(Some quotes taken from Joseph Prince teaching.)
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