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!