Christ: VICTORY!!”It is finished!” John 19:30. What Christ is referring to here is theaccomplished salvation of the people. What that means is that when we are saved,we do not have to put out burnt sacrifices up to Him. It is no longer neededbecause Christ died for us, which took away the iniquities of our sin. He didthis out of great love for us. This is exemplified in John 3:16 “For God soloved the world that he gave his only begotten son that who so ever belief inhim shall have eternal life!”.
That verse is very important to us, or should be,because in a way, one could base his/her relationship with the Lord upon it. Thereason is because God loved us so much that he did that for us so that is theleast that we could do. In Genesis 3:15 it says that we will be punished for oursins. Yes, that is true, but God will forgive and forget them if we repent. Yousee this is not possible without Jesus dying for our sins. In Romans 5:6-8 itsays that Christ died for all of us. Even the bad ones, ALL.
This is a sign ofthe Victory that Christ had won a victory here. The reason is because of all ofthe lives that he saved and will later be saved. In Romans 5 it says that Jesusdied for All Sinners! We are all sinners so his death was for all.When Jesus says that “It is finished”, he can also be referring to the olderpredictions of Christ’s’ life. There is one in particular that it might have beentalking about in Isaiah.
That is the one in which Isaiah talks of the life ofJesus and the crucifixion, in very short and brief detail.The suffering in which Jesus took for us lasted all through the night, and thenin the morning a sword was thrusted into His side to see if he was alive. Afterthe water poured out of His side, you can say that it is officially over. In myheart it is not completely over, just that of that era. Jesus will always livein my heart and not until the very end times is it over in my heart.When the life of Jesus was over, at the same exact time God tore the cloth inthe temple from the top to the bottom.
The reason it had to have been God isthat no one would be capable of tearing it from the top. This was to show thewrath of God that He had upon the world at this time. I am sure that He felt badfor His son for having to go through all of this.
God loved the world so muchthat He did this for us though. We should all acknowledge the fact that is thereason for the crucifixion.This little message actually means a whole lot to me. I feel that when he saidthat “It is finished”, he was referring to the fact that we no longer have tosacrifice. I believe that this is a very strong statement to believers, thatthey would acknowledge the love and a lesson to the non-Christians that theywould possibly just think about it a little and maybe they will also think alittle more about how they are living their life. I feel that we all DO fallshort of the glory of God, but we a supposed to do the best we can to be moreand more like Him. I love my lord with all my heart and will continue to mywhole life.