John records in his Gospel that before yielding up His Spirit, Jesus said, “It is finished!” (John 19:30). In the Greek this is one word, “accomplished.”
This is perhaps the boldest exclamation mark in all of Scripture. Nothing more to do—finished! Nothing more we can do—accomplished!
Feel the earthquake. See the splitting of the rocks. Notice the darkness. Witness the separation of the veil of the Temple so all may come directly into the presence of God through Jesus. Finished! Accomplished! His task completed. Philip Bliss has penned it eloquently:
Lifted up was He to die;
It is finished! Was his cry!
Now in Heav’n exalted high;
Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Magnetic forces are all around us in these days—drugs, alcohol, sexual permissiveness, power plays, the clamor for material things. But the magnetism of the cross pulls men and women from the abyss of sin. This power is…
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