What did Jesus mean when He said 'It is finished'?


John 19:30

ESV - 30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, "It is finished," and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
Of the last sayings of Christ on the cross, none is more important or more poignant than, "It is finished." Found only in the Gospel of John, the Greek word translated "it is finished" is  tetelest...

July 01 2013 2 responses Vote Up Share Report

Image Thomas K M A retired Defence Scientist from Indian Defence R&D Orgn.
Everything is the finished work of the Cross. Offence (Evil doing)/doubting) is the biggest form of stoppage of blessing. John3:16-17 says 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

Demonstration by right believing God is essential. Invisible righteousness of Christ has to be revealed. At the cross Jesus did not just take way your sins. But He also gave you His righteousness but He gave also a divine exchange took place; your sins for His righteousness.

Everything is predestined. All authority has been given to you. Just believe in the finished work of the Cross. Do not get felony and demonstrate faith. You are the tree of life: an invisible thing. God came down to demonstrate His righteousness. People in Old Testament did not believe invisibility : A Gospel without practical demonstration. Christ proved himself on the cross, the practical demonstration: unconditional love. Love creates and hate destroys

January 24 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Ed Besselman
If you were convicted of a crime in a Roman court and sentenced to jail, they would write up a list of the crimes of which you were found guilty... and nail that on the door of your cell. When you 'paid the last penny' or finished the crime time, the judge would write across your paper "It is finished." "Tetelestai". "Paid in full"

Colossians 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; and He yelled "Paid in full". My righteousnesses are as filthy rags (Isa64:6). But when I received Jesus as savior. After He blotteed out my sins. Then He credited my account with His righteousness, What a Savior!

Jesus paid it all. All to Him I owe. Sin had left a crimson stain... HE washed it white as snow.

April 08 2016 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Jesus came to finish God's work of salvation (John 4:34: 17:4). to pay the full penalty for our sins. With his death, the complex sacrificial system ended, because Jesus took all sin upon himself. Now we can freely approach God, because of what Jesus did for us. Those who believe in Jesus' death and resurrection can live eternally with God, and escape the penalty that comes from sin.

January 10 2019 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Image marlon Martin Shalom my beloved
John 19 :30)it is a story of the cross right what did jesus cry at the cross it is finished.my beloved that is where it all starts where he cry finished that's where we all start our Christian life with is finished work,my beloved when he rose from the death he meet with them and this is what he says to them pace be with you (John 20:19) so pace was also found on is finished work so as we go to John (21:15) when he say do you love me yes i love you christ then he says follow me my beloved christ was telling us that we can be victorious in life if we just trust and follow him

November 13 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Leon Penny Minister, Retired medical practioner. Special interest in
First lets see what "it" is. I believe that Luke 4.16-20 explains God's mission for Jesus. He was anointed to proclaim the good news, liberate prisoners, heal the sick and and free the oppressed. Note that all of these have both a physical and spiritual connotations. Now let's look at the biblical definition of finished. Simply put finished means that everything been completed. In John 19. 28-37 to paraphrase knowing that all God given tasks had been accomplished according to the scriptures Jesus said "I thirst". One of the soldiers handed up a sponge of sour wine. Then Jesus said "it is finished" and he gave up the ghost. Even after His death more prophesy had to be fulfilled. His bones were not broken and he was pierced in the side. These acts, all of them carried out by man had to happen scripturally. I Hope that this is helpful.

November 13 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Salem Markus Purba
Well, the Word Jesus has spoken to us is Spirit (John 6:63), God is Spirit (Genesis 1: 2), and the Word was God (John 1: 1).

It was God Himself who has spoken: " it is finished", in other words, referred to John 3: 16-17 : "mission accomplished ".

All of the believers and followers of Jesus have to accomplish his/her own God given mission during his/her life in this planet earth, so when his/her time is over, he/she may says: " it is finished " (John 17: 9-13).

November 18 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
I had the opportunity this week to share what I thought Jesus meant with some unsaved coworkers (a few men) at work. I told them that "I am heaven bound, only by something that Jesus said. It is finished. One word in Jesus' language, meaning 'Paid in full.' When he said that, he was buying a ticket to heaven for us that we can receive by faith. Not everyone is going to heaven, only those who receive it. If you don't, you don't get to go to heaven."

Pray that these guys would believe the fantastic gift that Jesus offers!

October 02 2022 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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