When Jesus said it is finished He was not talking about His life; He was talking about the effect that sin had in the relationship between man and God.
Sin had meant that a rift had occurred between man and God, and this rift ushered in the whole sacrificial system as a method to cover up that sin.
Jesus came to deal with sin once and for all, and not to cover it up.
On the cross He was made sin that we might be made righteous (2 Corinthians 5 v 21).
In order for man to be made righteous he had to be saved, and in order to be saved he had to be reconciled to God and forgiven.
On the cross Jesus dealt with sin, or in other words He made the payment or propitiation (1 John 2 v 2).
Through the finished work of Jesus man was reconciled (2 Corinthians 5 v 18 and 19) and forgiven (Ephesians 1 v 7 and Colossians 1 v 14).
Jesus was the sacrificial lamb once and for all, for all sin (Hebrews 10 v 12 and 14).
Jesus dealt with sin, its effect was finished, and man was therefore forgiven, thus opening up the door to all for salvation.
God’s promise of forgiveness was delivered at the cross through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.
We now live in a time when we can enjoy this forgiveness that was promised so long ago.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I live in a state of forgiveness because of the finished work of Jesus Christ”.
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