Genesis Chapter 1: God – The “Who” of Creation – The Revelation of God through His Son Part 8

A triumphant word
“It is finished”
John 19:30
Jesus cries with a loud shout
“It is finished” is one word in Greek
the root meaning “end” “goal”
“objective”
The aim or goal had been resolved
The goal accomplished
He did not say “1 am finished”
When the 1(1 thirst) gives way to the it (It is finished)


1) The mystery of the word (It is finished)
His compassion
Jesus uttered the word finished (it stands finished)
It stands forever finished

Jesus is controlling events, even though it seems that everything is out of His hands

His completion
Finished the idea that something is complete


Examples:


A) A farmer or she herd
You would use this word (it is finished) to describe the birth of an ewe (completed)


B) An artist
You would use this word (it is finished) to describe the painted canvas to someone else
when you can’t paint anything or add anything to the painting (finished)


C) An Old Testament priest
You would use this word (it is finished) to describe the sacrificial lamb to be used for
the repentance of sins (perfect)
Paul used this same word (2 Timothy 4:7)
His dignity
It is finished


2 metaphors:


A) Used to describe a total debt paid
Paid in full
totally, completely paid


B) Used to describe a title deed placed


The debt of our sin was paid in full signed for like a deed by Jesus
All the Old Testament sacrifices looked forward to the death of Jesus on the cross
Hebrews 10:1-18 (Psalms 40:6-8)


His victory
It looks like the forces of darkness have won, but Jesus was the victor
What was finished?
Every word in scripture had been fulfilled in the death of Jesus on the cross
He also fulfilled every command given Him by the Father
This was not a cry of exhaustion or failure
It was a cry of completion, Jesus had done what He had agreed to do
Our Lord suffering was finished
No one on earth has ever or will ever suffer like our Lord suffered
We could never really understand how much He suffered for us (Isaiah 53)
No more would they mock Him!!
No more would they beat Him!!!
No more would they pound the crown of thorns on His head!!!!
He will suffer no more!!!!!
He was despised and revealed by His creation at His first coming
but
One day He will come again!!!
Every knee shall bow to Him and confess Him as Lord
Romans 14:10-12 (Isaiah 45:23)
Philippians 2:10
The plan of salvation is done
We can’t do anything to add or subtract from salvation
Jesus said that it was finished
It stands forever finished
Salvation is finished, but it has not ended, because of the love of God for all men
Be thankful!!!!!
2 Peter 3:9

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About Clint Rodgers

I am a father of 2 wonderful children and the husband of a beautiful woman who has taught me more about compassion for goofballs than I could have ever learned. I have know Jesus for many years but about 5 years ago I truly met Him and now I do my best to follow Him as I walk in this world
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