5-2-2020 Alfred Station Seventh Day BAPTIST Pastor Ken “It Is Finished” John 19:30, Isaiah 53:6, Psalm 41, Romans 5:12
Jesus said “It is finished”. What is finished?
1) All Scripture Has Now Been Done: Isaiah 53:6.
The Jewish people rejected Jesus. In Psalm 41 it says Jesus’s closest friends will betray him. Judas betrayed Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane. In Zechariah 11:12 it says that someone would get paid 30 pieces of silver. This is the same thing that’s in the book of Matthew where Judas gets paid 30 pieces of silver to betray Jesus.
Isaiah says the Holy one will not speak. This is what Jesus did in front of Pilate when He said nothing in His defense. In Psalm 22 is speaks of the Cross and the scoffers who scoffed at Jesus.
2) The Atonement is Completed:
This means we are back into a living relationship with God. At Jesus’s baptism, John the Baptist said Jesus was the Lamb that would take away the sins of the world. The lamb Jesus was slain, slaughtered for the sins of the world. This is the atonement that comes from the Old Testament-the Passover. A lamb was killed and its blood was spread on the door posts by the people to save them from the angel of death. The lamb’s blood on the door post made the death angel pass over their home. After this, each year the high priest would take a lamb to slay for the sins of the people. In Romans 5:12 it says because of one man, Adam, sin came into the world. But now through one man, Jesus, many will be declared righteous. Jesus Christ completed the atonement and oneness with God again for us.
There is nothing to be added to this and nothing to be taken away. We do not need to do any good works. Jesus said “It is Finished”. The death of Christ on the cross finished the redemption and it is finished. The Grace of Jesus finished it. It is finished and the ransom is paid because Jesus is our substitute. We believers rejoice in the gift of Life that is given to us through Jesus Christ. It is finished!