“So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is ﬁnished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.” John 19:30
God wants us to look at Jesus’ work on the cross and know that it is ﬁnished, complete! Jesus cried out, “It is ﬁnished!” You cannot complete a completed work. You cannot ﬁnish a ﬁnished work. Our salvation is won. Our sins are all forgiven. We are made forever righteous by His blood. Christ paid completely and perfectly for our total forgiveness, righteousness and every blessing!
In the days of Jesus, a servant reporting to his master would say, “I have completed the work assigned to me," meaning, it is ﬁnished, it stands ﬁnished and it will always be ﬁnished. When Jesus gave Himself on the cross, He met fully the righteous demands of the law. He paid our debts in full!
Today, it is not our works that will bring us blessing; it is Christ’s ﬁnished work. Christian living is not about doing, but believing in His ﬁnished work. Under the law, we must do. Under grace, it is done!
Maybe you are faced with overwhelming odds today. Jesus promises, “It is ﬁnished!” You are not going to be delivered because you have already been delivered. You are not going to be healed because you are already the healed! God healed you 2,000 years ago! Isaiah 53:5 declares, “By His stripes you are healed!”. Keep resting in His ﬁnished work and it will manifest!
The work is ﬁnished. The victory is won. Our blessings have been bought by His blood! Live life knowing that there is nothing for you to do—only believe! It is ﬁnished!