12/26/2013 - Finished

John 19:17 They took Jesus, therefore, and He went out, bearing  His own cross, to the place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha. 18 There they crucified  Him…28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, to fulfill the Scripture, said, “I am thirsty.” 29 A jar full of sour wine was standing there; so they put a sponge full of the sour wine upon a branch of hyssop and brought it up to His mouth. 30 Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.

For generations sin had stood between God and man.  The relationship that was destroyed in Eden had never been restored.

From the promise to Abraham, to the Exodus, to the countless prophets and scribes, God was  constantly working to bring us to redemption.

Christ went to the cross knowing what was on the line.  He went knowing He would suffer.  He went knowing that if we were to be redeemed, there was no other way.  He  also  went knowing that He would be successful.

“Verse 28 tells us He knew that the job was over.  He knew the price was paid.  He knew Satan was defeated.  He knew no further sacrifice was needed.  He knew the bridge was gapped.  He knew that He had won.”

“His final words were the most amazing, most profound and most  beautiful words in all of scripture.  “It is finished.”

Death, damnation, separation, guilt, shame, all of it…finished.”