“It Is Finished”

“It Is Finished”, (John 19:30)
Years ago, someone asked me how long it took me to finish a painting. My answer was this, “You never finish a painting…you just come to a stopping point.” Concerning all efforts on man’s part, nothing can truly be said to be finished. There is always something found, even with our most careful efforts that can be done to improve our labor.
But concerning the work of the Lord Jesus Christ upon the cross of Calvary…His death to satisfy the justice of God for an everlastingly loved people…His death to put away the guilt of His bride by the shedding of His blood for her…HE said…“It is finished.” By His declaration, we know that the debt and guilt of our sins has truly been paid and put away in His precious blood. According to His word, the sins of God’s chosen people shall never be brought up before God or punished again…This we know because the Father accepted His sacrifice on behalf of His sheep and proved His acceptance by raising Him from the dead.

Before Moses had to stand before the throne of Pharaoh on the sinful ground of Egypt, he had to stand before The burning fire of JEHOVAH, and had to hear the ALMIGHTY “I AM” cry: “Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off of thy feet, for the place wherein Thou standest is holy ground.” After Moses knew the horror and terror of standing before the Holy Judge of the earth, who holds the keys of hell and death in His hands; Who is not only able to kill the body, but is able to destroy both soul and body in hell! After that…he did not fear what man could do to him! Standing before Pharaoh was easy.
Pastor Gabe Stalnaker

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