‘It Is Finished’
After Jesus spoke those final words on Calvary’s cross, His head slumped to His chest, and He died. Those words have echoed from the cross down through the ages to today. They declare that Jesus bore the sins of humanity and paid the penalty for sin.
When Christ said, “It is finished,” He meant that His blood and broken body had provided salvation and healing for everyone who trusts in His Name.
People have asked, “How can one man pay for the sins of the entire world?”
Jesus was no ordinary Man. He was the Lamb of God. Consider for a moment Who He really was.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). This verse is about Jesus Christ. The One Who hung on Calvary’s cross with blood streaming from wounds on His body was there when the heavens and earth were made.
Ephesians 1:7 (NKJV) tells us, “In Him [Jesus] we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.”Forgiveness for sins comes only one way—through the blood Christ shed on Calvary!
What significance does “it is finished” have for us today? We are reconciled to God through Christ. Ephesians 2:13 (NKJV) says, “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.”
What is finished? Sickness has been done away with by the supreme sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross. Every man, woman, boy, and girl should be exceedingly glad that He spoke the words “it is finished.” They signify that we have been redeemed from poverty, sickness, and spiritual death. We don’t have to bear the burden of those things anymore!
While Jesus’ work on the earth is finished, the work of Rhema and its graduates continues. The Gospel is spreading around the globe, and Rhema grads are doing their part. On page 12 of this issue, you can read about the opening of Rhema Guatemala.
Kenneth W. Hagin
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