It is finished!

THE STORY OF JESUS: John 19:28-37
“‘It is finished.’ He bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” (John 19:30)
For His whole life, Jesus was under attack.
Satan did everything he could to get this ‘Adam’ (human) to fail.
But unlike all other Adams and Eves, this one beats Satan.
He stays true to God, and so the main battle is finished.
Since He does not sin, death cannot hold Him.
God breathes life into His dust-only body, and He is alive again!
Through His victory, ‘Adam’ is declared the son of God (Luke 3:37, Romans 1:4).
All authority is restored to this ‘Adam’ (Matthew 28:18-20, Genesis 1:26-28).
God’s kingdom is restored, and we are welcome as sons and daughters of God.
Now with Jesus’ help we’re called to live like Him, to resist the Enemy.
We struggle, but we cannot lose, because the real battle is finished.
At the end of our lives we will say ‘it is finished’ and pass from death to life.
We will be resurrected, and enter into God’s ‘very good’ new creation.
“The kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.” (Matthew 25:34)
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, thank You for finishing Your task, that I may be restored to mine. Help me with Your Spirit to fulfill and finish my task, and enter into the kingdom planned from the very beginning!

One Comment

  1. They did not break any of His bones but pierced His side so that blood and water flowed from the wound. The water and the blood reminds me of the cleansing power of water – a symbol of baptism and the blood reminds me of the last supper – the Lord’s supper. These are the two sacraments Christians still celebrate to this day. We are made clean only through Christ Jesus. It is only through the cross Jesus had redeemed His people – made you and I free. He has paved my way to live in victory to overcome and live with Him forevermore.

    Though death’s valley I may pass,
    Still Thy grace will fear surpass;
    In Thy presence I will rest,
    And, while leaning on Thy breast,
    I will hear Thee say to me,
    “Fear not, I will pilot thee.”

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