Jesus said, “It is finished.”
As Jesus prepares to give up his spirit, he utters one final phrase from the cross: “It is finished.” This was not a statement of surrender, but a declaration of victory. Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, God has made redemption possible for every person who believes in his power to save. Jesus has taken all of the world’s sin on himself, the one final sacrifice for all people, for all time.
At times, you and I will be tempted to believe the lie that we are not worthy enough for God to save us. We may look at our past and think we are too flawed to ever belong to God fully. Or we might get discouraged about a sin that we continue to struggle with, in spite of our best efforts. Or we might compare ourselves to others and think that we are not doing enough for God in comparison to them. It is easy to believe that we must do more or be more in order to deserve God’s love.
But on the cross, Jesus declared, “It is finished.” No matter who you are, what you have done, or what you have failed to do, Jesus’ death is payment enough to cover all of your sin. Though we can never do enough good to outweigh our sin or to earn God’s favour, Jesus has done it for us. It is finished. But not just that he has restored us back to our position of righteousness and sonship with God, we have access to all that Jesus paid for.
I Declare: Today I declare that the rule of sin and Satan is over in my life, Jesus paid the full price for my redemption and has called me to enjoy this divine bounty by faith. I am a benefactor of the finished work of the cross. I am more than a conqueror.
Ignite Thought: It is finished is not the same with I am finished. True life starts after the cross!