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Daily Devotions for Easter

Friday, March 29, 2013

Finished

Devotional by Greg Laurie

When Jesus had tasted it, he said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and released his spirit. —John 19:30

The cross was the goal of Jesus from the very beginning. His birth was so there would be His death. The incarnation was for our atonement. He was born to die so that we might live. And when He had accomplished the purpose He had come to fulfill, He summed it up with a single word: “finished.”

In the original Greek, it was a common word. Jesus probably used it after He finished a project that He and Joseph might have been working on together in the carpentry shop. Jesus might have turned to Joseph and said, “Finished. Now let’s go have lunch.” It is finished. Mission accomplished. It is done. It is made an end of.

So what was finished? Finished and completed were the horrendous sufferings of Christ. Never again would He experience pain at the hand of wicked men. Never again would He have to bear the sins of the world. Never again would He, even for a moment, be forsaken of God. That was completed. That was taken care of.

Also finished was Satan’s stronghold on humanity. Jesus came to deal a decisive blow against the devil and his demons at the cross of Calvary. Hebrews 2:14 says, “Only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who hadthe power of death.” This means that you no longer have to be under the power of sin. Because of Jesus’ accomplishment at the cross, finished was the stronghold of Satan on humanity.

And lastly, finished was our salvation. It is completed. It is done. All of our sins were transferred to Jesus when He hung on the cross. His righteousness was transferred to our account.

So Jesus cried out the words, “It is finished!” It was God’s deliberate and well-thought-out plan. It is finished—so rejoice!
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ROZEEROZ1 3/30/2013 3:46AM

    Thank You Jesus that all my sins have been transferred to you so that I have eternal life.

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SWIMLOVER 3/29/2013 9:32AM

  Good Friday has so much meaning to us that are SAVED! Let us reflect on what happened on Good Friday! I am So Very Grateful that JESUS took my place on the Cross so I can have Eternal Life with HIM in Heaven!

I do serve a RISEN LORD!

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MRSJERRYBUSH 3/29/2013 9:18AM

    It is so hard to think of what He endured for us. Dwelling on it brings tears. So I concentrate on the Risen Lord. He's Alive!

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