The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the pivotal event in human history; this was the time when Jesus made a way for man to come back into permanent relationship with God the Father.
Man with the entry of sin had ruined the relationship and Jesus was on a mission to deal with sin so that the relationship could be restored, so that man and God could be reconciled.
This is what Jesus was talking about when He said it is finished (John 19 v 30).
The Greek word means to end, or complete, execute, conclude and discharge (as in a debt).
In other words Jesus paid for our sin, a nice big theological word is that He was the propitiation for our sin (1 John 2 v 2).
Jesus paid in full what was owed for sin; He paid the price for us.
Man had been living by sacrificial law for hundreds of years, using sacrificial lambs in the temple to pay for, or cover, their sin.
Jesus came along as the last and best sacrificial lamb as He was perfect and spotless, without sin (1 Peter 1 v 19).
He paid this price once for everyone forever (Hebrews 10 v 12).
And His work was perfect in that our sin was not just covered but it was removed; removed to such an extent that God remembers it no more (Hebrews 10 v 17).
The work of Jesus was a perfect work and it was a finished work, and that is why He said “it is finished”.
He was not talking about His life on earth, He was talking about his work and His mission.
He had dealt with sin once and for all, and had set in place a way for man to be reconciled with the Father and come back into relationship.
It is finished; three little words that changed the world forever!
Speak this out today….”Thank you Lord for the finished work of Jesus Christ, and thank you that we are in relationship because of my trust and faith in Jesus and His work”.
John 19 v 30…..When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost