HOLY WEEK 2014 – FRIDAY
30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
The last words Jesus spoke in this world before He died were, “It is finished.” This was more then an epic line in some movie, this was an announcement to the world that he finished what he came to do. The job had been accomplished, the penalty had been paid, there was no more work to be done. Jesus died to sin once for all, paying the penalty for our sin by dying in our place. This is really good news: because he died to sin, in Christ, we are no longer dead in sin. Sin no longer rules our lives, guides our steps, or determines our future. Nothing we could ever do will change what He’s already done for us. It if finished!
“For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. 7 For one who has died has been set free from sin. 8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9 We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 10 For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.”- Romans 6:5-11
- Do you believe that when Jesus said, “It is finished,” that He actually meant it?
- In what area of your life are you struggling to rest in the finished work of Jesus on your behalf?