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John 19- It Is Finished

After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost John 19:28-30

The darkest day in human history also became the greatest day in human history. As Jesus paid the penalty for our sins, the debt has been paid in full. It’s hard for us to comprehend how and why Jesus did this, but when you understand the state of our depravity and the Passover Lamb, it makes perfect sense

While Jesus was on the cross, he proclaimed probably one of the most powerful statements in human history “It Is Finished” meaning the debt for our sin has been paid, meaning we through Christ are now reconciled back to the Father, meaning the Veil has now been torn and we can now be in the presence of God because of Christ. A proclamation and affirmation that defeated sin and death forever!

The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him.But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: John 19:31-33

Its “Church Tradition” that Jesus died on Friday, now known as “Good or Holy Friday”. The scriptures support this, notice it says it was “Preparation Day” meaning Friday. The day of preparation before the Sabbath (Saturday). Church tradition is correct, Jesus died on Friday and rose on Sunday morning. 

Also notice not one bone was broken on Christ, just as fulfilled in prophecy (Psalm 34:20)

But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken. John 19:34-36

What happened here was not only another fulfilment of prophecy but also a symbolic representation of who Jesus is and what his fulfillment on the cross meant. The blood and the water, symbolic of the Triunity of God (1 John 5:7) also a clear fulfillment of Zechariah 12:10 “The One they have pierced , God will pour out his grace and mercy on them”

The Lamb of God who took away the sin of the world, Thank you Jesus Amen!