What did Jesus mean when He said "It is finished?" We know that this wasn't the end for Him. What was finished was the redemptive work on the cross. The debt was paid in full for eternity. There was no longer need for animals to be sacrificed at the alter. For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified. (Romans 10:14)
So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.
We have all sinned and fallen short of the mark. We are not good enough to get into heaven on our own. It is only through the blood of Jesus that we can go boldly before the throne of God. Jesus said It is finished. All we have to do is receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
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