A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits._ Richard M. Nixon
If you are a Christian, and you don’t know the importance of the word of Jesus on the cross “it’s it is finished”, before He gave up the Spirit, i think you need to go back to your class teacher.
When Jesus cried out “It is finished,” He meant “It was finished in the past, it is still finished in the present, and it will remain finished in the future.”
Note Jesus did not say, I am finished, for that would imply that he died defeated and exhausted. Rather, He cried out “It is finished,” meaning “I successfully completed the work I came to do.” I like to use the word, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
Why is it impossible for some Christians to believe that they are freed? They easily believe that they are in bondage than they are free.
I am free is the Savior’s final cry of victory. When he died, he left no unfinished business behind. When he said, “It is finished,” he was speaking the truth, and lies are not in Him.
At the height of his ministry and miracles, many Jews came to believe in Jesus as Messiah, the Son of God. Jewish leaders feared Jesus because of his growing followers.
With the help of Judas Iscariot, Roman soldiers arrested Jesus and he was put on trial for claiming to be the king of the Jews. According to Roman law, the punishment for rebellion against the king was death by hanging. Which means crucifixion.
The Roman governor Pontius Pilate was reluctant when it came to the punishment for Jesus. Pilate could find no wrong in Jesus, yet he wanted to give the people what they wanted, and that was the death of Jesus.
Pilate washed his hands in front of the crowd to symbolize that he was not taking responsibility for the bloodshed of Jesus and then handed Jesus over to be beaten and lashed.
(Leaders be careful. Washing his hand does not take away the fact that He was crucify under the leadership of Pilate). Jesus had a crown of thorns thrust on his head and made to carry His cross along the pathway to the hill where He would be crucified.
The location of Jesus’ crucifixion is known as Calvary, which is translated from “a place of skull”.
* Jesus’ “Seven Last Words from the Cross”
* Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. Luke 23:34
* Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise. Luke 23:43
* Woman, behold your son. Son, behold your mother John 19:26-27
* My God, My God, why have you forsaken me? Matthew 27:46 & Mark 15:34
* I thirst. John 19:28
* It is finished. John 19:30
* Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. Luke 23:46
Crowds had gathered to mourn and watch Jesus’ death. Jesus was nailed to the cross between two criminals and his sides pierced by a sword. While Jesus was mocked, one of the criminals asked Jesus to remember him and Jesus responded:
“Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Jesus then looked to heaven and asked God to “forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” When taking his last breath, Jesus spoke: “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit because the mission has been accomplished.
Which means “IT IS FINISHED.”
OUR DEPT IS PAID IN FULL
WE ARE PURCHASED WITH HIGH PRICE.
The punishment that should be ours, He has taken it. The Judge said that you are no longer going to the jail
JUSTICES, EQUITY AND FAIRNESS
During the Eucharistic celebration, the Priest Proclaime, in your love you created man. In your justice you condemn man and in your mercy you save man. MAN IS SAVED. NOT EVERYBODY BUT THOSE WHO BELIEVE
From Motivational Speaker