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It Is Finished

presiderblogJohn 19:30. When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished”.  And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.

“It is finished.” You cannot complete a completed work. You cannot finish a finished work.  Our salvation is won by Jesus Christ. Our sins are all forgiven by faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. We are made forever righteous by the blood of Jesus Christ our Lord. Christ paid completely and perfectly for our total forgiveness, righteousness and every blessing!

In fact, these three words, “It is finished”, comes from one Greek word, TELEO.  In the days of Jesus, a servant would use it when reporting to his master; “I have completed the work assigned to me” (John 17:4). The word means it is finished, it stands finished and it will always be finished! Perhaps the most significant meaning of TELEO is how it is used by merchants: The debt is paid in full!  When Jesus gave Himself on the cross, He met fully the righteous demands of the law.  He paid our debt in full.

Today it is not our works that will bring us the blessings. It is Christ’s finished work. Christian living is not about DOING, but BELIVING in His “finished work.” Under the law, we must DO. Under grace, it is DONE!

Maybe you are faced with overwhelming odds today. Jesus promises “It is finished.” You are not going to be delivered because you have already been delivered. You are not going to be healed because you are already healed! God healed you 2,000 years ago!  Isiah 53:5 declares, “By His stripes you ARE healed!” You are already pregnant with healing.  Keep believing and resting in Jesus’ finished work and it will manifest!

Saints of God, the work is finished. The victory is won. Our blessing have been bought by His blood! Live life knowing that there is nothing for you to do – only believe!  “It is finished!” God loves us so much, that He has done the work for us – all we have to do is BELIEVE!

Much Love,

Because He Is -I am

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