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A cry of victory

Part 6 of 7 "7 Words from the cross" in the Spring 2016 VISION Newsletter

John 19:30 - It is finished.

The victory of knowing and doing the will of God. This is a cry of victory, not despair.

His enemies thought He was finished, but He is declaring something else: It is finished - the purpose of My life and the will of God the Father to redeem mankind from sin.

  • Jesus said to them, My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work (John 4:34).

What did He finish? See the many descriptions of His victory and the completed purpose of His life:

  • For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit (Romans 8:3-4).
  • And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross (Colossians 2:13-14).
  • He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins (Colossians 1:13-14).
  • For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ (Romans 5:17 NLT).

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