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! And, if you haven't already, why not receive the ticket to heaven that Jesus offered, today? Just pray something like this, "Jesus, I know I've sinned against You and others. I need You to forgive me so I can go to heaven because I know I'm headed to hell right now (Romans 6:23) as 'the wages of sin is death.' But thank You, that You paid my death penalty for me as my Substitute. I now receive the gift of Eternal Life that You are offering me. Amen."

If you prayed that prayer, be sure and keep using this website to help you grow in your new Christian life of faith!

October 02 2022 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Img 5726 Leslie Coutinho
John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

The coming of our Lord Jesus into this world, in the creation of God the Father was to fulfill the will of the Father, to give eternal life to all those He would send having the right discernment to His Son, our Lord Jesus. Only through Him we would know in the right spirit, Father that sent Him to accomplish the work given to Him. (John 17:2-4) This accomplishment “It is finished” was not to lose souls, but all that the Father had given to Him would then be raised again on the last day. (John 6:37-39) 

Lord Jesus to win souls, led by the Spirit of God sent His disciples to teach all nations and to baptize the people who followed them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. (Mat 28:19/John 4:1) For all have gone astray and everyone has turned in their own way and the Lord God laid on Him the iniquity of us all. Thus, His soul was an offering for the sins of the world, through the shed blood on the cross. (Isa 53:6,10) 

These prophecies came to pass when Lord Jesus revealed Himself by expounding the written scriptures and then sitting and eating with them and their heart burning within them and then vanished out of their sight which was a triumph. (Lk 24:27,31-32) This was the FINISHED work that the Father sent Him and then witnessed by the disciples when He came and stood in their presence and said to them “Peace be unto you.” (Lk 24:36,47)

Luke 24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

March 29 2024 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Daniel Veler
30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

There is more to the story. When Christ said it was finished he had fulfilled what God had sent him to do. He came speaking the words of the Father. Do you remember what Christ taught us? 
John 6: 38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
In another place he tells us this.
John 14: 10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
Again John 17: 7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. 8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me;
The words Christ spoke was the words the Father and not his own.
Wells also see the Father was dwelling within Christ. Which brings us to the next point of why Christ said it was finished. 
We see as Christ hung on the Cross he and his Father were one. But we also read that the Father withdrew himself from Christ which caused Christ to say the following words. 
Matthew 27: 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? That is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
You see just as Christ now abides in us and we will never be subject to the second death. Which is to be separated from the Lord. It was not so with Christ. As the apostle wrote the following. 
Hebrews2: 9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
Again it is written.
Phi 2: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Here the apostle speaks of two deaths Christ suffered. He was obedient unto death even the death of the cross.
As we seen Christ tasted death. This deaths was to be separated from the Father. When Christ spoke the words, my Father, My Father why have you forsaken me. Was revealing to us Christ tasted the separation from his Father. 
Many believe that God turned his back on Christ because he could not bare to see his Son suffer for the sins of the world. But what was actually happening Christ was tasting death for every man that all men might be redeemed from the second death.
Study and see always asking the Father to reveal you the truth. It is written in another scripture you don’t need man to teach you. The Holy Spirit will teach you all truth.
1 John 2: 27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

March 30 2024 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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