30When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said,“It is finished! ” Then bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. John 19:30
Everyone was taken aback and surprised that Jesus went from walking and healing people to hanging bloody from a cross. Surely this was not the ending anyone would have anticipated except God. Yet here He is, barely hanging onto life with a cross hanging from His back. With His next to last breath Jesus makes a declaration, not a mere statement.
Declaration of Freedom
The declaration Jesus made by saying “it is finished” was not saying His life ended but that the power of sin, death and hell had. The payment for sin was finally complete and God’s wrath for sin had been satisfied. Humanity could now live in freedom from sin as they live in the power of the Son.
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