Two Days till Easter – A Word of Accomplishment

Two days to go. That’s all that’s left. And only two more words uttered by Christ from the cross. The penultimate one was a word of accomplishment. It helps us see that it wasn’t a colossal waste of a young and talented life. Look at John 19:30.

29 A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. 30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

Jesus spoke a word of accomplishment when he said, ‘it is finished’. He knew that he had completed all that his Father had asked of him. He had faced God’s just judgement upon human sin. He had endured every last ounce of divine punishment poured down onto him from his Father. Divine wrath had been exhausted. God had been satisfied. Justice had been done. And love had been fulfilled.  There was nothing more to be done. His mission had been accomplished. In perfect obedience to his Father’s will, he had done everything that he had come to do. And so, in these words we see that Jesus fully secured our salvation from sin’s condemnation. They remind us that Jesus’ death satisfied the righteous requirements of God.

Therefore, will we believe that our every last sin has already received it’s just punishment in the death of Jesus?

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