ov 11 – John 19:30 – It is Finished
This was the phrase Jesus said before He died. It is a Word of Triumph. Sin has been dealt with. Satan has been defeated. It is the announcement that Jesus’ earthly ministry has been completed. Nothing more has to be done or said. Jesus is anticipating resurrection. This is a cry of victory. A plan was fulfilled, salvation has come and love has been shown. Jesus had taken our place. He demonstrated both humanities weakness and God’s love. He offered Himself as the one and for all sacrifice for mankind. This statement is His declaration to His complete obedience to His divine purpose. Jesus was the Lamb of God who took away the sins of the world. Nothing more is needed or added. To do so would negate the sacrifice of the cross. As he died, it was finished. The greatest, noblest man who ever walked this planet, God in flesh breathed His last. As I write this the awesome reality of what was done has fully impacted this writer. Jesus the perfect Lamb of God died for me. Praise God. As this day is the Day of Remembrance for those who gave their lives for the freedom of man. Let us remember the greatest sacrifice for freedom ever.