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It is Finished

“It is finished.” Some of the most exciting words ever said. Whether it’s a child who just finished a test, an artist who just finished their best painting, an author who just finished a book, a housewife who finished all the laundry (until tomorrow), an engineer who finished a complex and difficult project, or Jesus who accomplished all that God sent Him to do.

Because Jesus finished what His Father sent Him to do…

  • we can can be redeemed.
  • sin no longer holds us in bondage.
  • we are washed in the blood of the Lamb
  • Satan is defeated.
  • we can have eternal life.
  • we are sanctified, justified, and have an eternal hope.

Christ’s Finished Work is His Free Gift to Us

Everyone loves infomercials – right? Don’t you just love it when they say you get a “free gift” with the purchase of something else? Or you get a free gift, but you have to pay for the shipping? Marketing’s definition of “free gift” and mine are very different. If something is free, then I don’t have to pay for it or earn it. Because it is a gift, I only have to reach out an accept it from whomever is gifting it.

Jesus willingly stood in my place and laid down his life as the payment for my sins and yours. Therefore, He offers each us the free gift of eternal life. And above all, there are no strings attached. You don’t have to do something else to get it. Nor is there any need to pay for shipping. You just have to reach out by faith and accept His gift to you. For every single human who ever lived, when Jesus cried, “It is finished” from the cross, it was for you.

The Battle for Redemption of Man

God sent Jesus into our world for the sole purpose of bringing redemption and eternal life to all those who believe on Him and Jesus carried out every single detail of God’s plan. At just the right moment in time, Jesus arrived in our world as an infant, leaving the splendor of heaven for a dirty cattle stall. Then, He lived and grew up in our world as part of a poor family. He had no splendor or grandeur on earth. As a man of 30 years old, he called the 12 disciples and began his earthly ministry, teaching them and the people about who He was.

The Jews had all the prophecies throughout the scriptures and Jesus fulfilled everyone of them. And yet, many didn’t believe He was the Messiah. They called Him a blasphemer and for that, they had Him put to death. He was betrayed by one of His own disciples – but because Jesus is God, he knew even when He called Judas as a disciple that Judas would betray him – yet He called Him anyway. And, as Jesus hung on the cross the battle for our redemption was raging. With his final words, “It is finished,” the battle was won. Satan was defeated. The sacrificial payment for our sin was done.

As Jesus hung on the cross the battle for our redemption was raging. With his final words, “It is finished,” the battle was won. The sacrificial payment for our sin was done.

Free Gift! Eternal Life

For each one of us, created in His image, he knew that before we were created that our sin would cause Him to go to the cross – but he created us anyway. With all of His work done, as He hung on the cross, he cried out, “It is finished.” He had accomplished everything God sent Him here to do. So he bowed His head and willingly released His spirit. Then…three days later….He rose from the dead, conquering death. Defeating the grave. Raised to life. Because of His finished work, those who believe and accept Him by faith as their Savior, have received His free gift of eternal life.

How do we accept Christ’s free gift? By faith

2 Peter 3:9. “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

God doesn’t want anyone to go to hell. We are all His uniquely, hand-crafted creation. He loved us so much that He made a way so we would not have to pay the price for our sin. Romans 6:23 tells us that the wages of sin is death. If the wages of sin is death, than someone has to pay those wages. That is what Jesus did on the cross. He paid the price for our sins. The way we accept His gift is by faith. We can’t earn it. It’s impossible to live a “good enough” life. Nor can we pay enough money to the church and purchase it. It is only by faith. Ephesians 2:8 says, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” There are three steps to accepting Christ as your Savior by faith:

Three steps to accepting Christ as your Savior by Faith

  • Admit that you are a sinner, lost and on the way to hell. Romans 3:23 – “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 6:23 – “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
  • Believe that Jesus is the Son of God. Acts 16:31 – “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and Thou shalt be saved.”
  • Confess
    • your sins and seek His forgiveness. 1 John 1:9. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
    • accept Him by faith ask Him to be your Savior. Romans 10:9 – “if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

The Angels Rejoice Over Every Redeemed Person

If you just accepted Christ’s free gift by faith, then you too can victoriously say, “It is finished!” The Battle for you is over! Right now, all of heaven is rejoicing – just for you! Luke 15:10 tells us, “there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents.”

It is finished! He is crowned King of king and Lord of lords.

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