“IT IS FINISHED” ONE THE LAST WORDS OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST BEFORE HE DIED. THE GREATEST WORDS EVER UTTERED. BY THE GREATEST MAN THAT EVER LIVED. IT IS FINISHED!!!! WEBSTER DEFINE FINISHED AS ENDED OR COMPLETE. THIS IS ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS FOR MAN TO DO. We AS A PEOPLE ARE GREAT STARTER. WE ARE QUICK TO EMBARK UPON THINGS THAT NEED TO BE COMPLETED BUT LACK THE STRENGTH AND COMPASSION TO CARRY IT THROUGH. OUT HUMAN TENDENCY IS TO STOP BEFORE WE GET TO THE FINISH LINE. IN OUR LIFE WE ARE TEMPED TO QUIT SO MANY TIMES BECAUSE THE ODDS AND ENEMIES THAT HAVE COME TO STOP OUR SUCCESSES IN GOD. IF YOU FEEL LIKE QUITTING REMEMBER THAT JESUS WAS TEMPED IN EVERY POINT AS WE ARE -- YET WITHOUT QUITTING . HE PRESSED ON TO VICTORY!!!
YOU MAY ASK IS CHRIST GIVING UP. ARE THESE WORDS OF DEFECT? NO!! WHEN CHRIST SAYS THE WORD “IT IS FINISHED” HE IS ANNOUNCING VICTORY. WITH HIS LAST BREATH THE LORD ANNOUNCES TO US THE VICTORY THE WE HAVE IN HIM. IT IS FINISHED PAID IN FULL….
SO I KNOW NOW YOU ARE ASKING WHAT IS IT THE JESUS PAID FOR US. OK THANKS FOR ASKING….
THE FIRST ONE IS SALVATION
Jesus paid a debt He did not owe, because we owed a debt we could not pay. Our part is simply to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved. I Peter 3:18, "For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God. “Being put to death in the flesh but quickened by the spirit. Yes, Christ is the just, who had to die for us the unjust, so that it would be possible for us to be brought back to God. Because of the death and suffering of Christ for us, God can now be just in saving us. I Peter 2:24, "Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness: by whose stripes you were healed." Jesus has personally paid the price for our sins, so that we can be made righteous before God. … When a person is made righteous, by obeying God's plan to save man, God will then...