from Spurgeon, “IT IS FINISHED!” (No. 421)

The satisfaction which Jesus rendered

to the JUSTICE OF GOD was finished!

The debt was now, to the last farthing, all discharged.

The atonement and propitiation were made once for all, and

forever, by the one offering made in Jesus’ body on the tree.

There was the cup, hell was in it, the Saviour drank it — not a

sip and then a pause; not a draught and then a ceasing, but he

drained it till there is not a dreg left for any of his people.

The great ten-thonged whip of the law was worn

out upon his back, there is no lash left with

which to smite one for whom Jesus died.

The great cannonade of God’s justice has exhausted

all its ammunition, there is nothing left to be

hurled against a child of God.

Sheathed is your sword, O Justice!

Silenced is your thunder, O Law!

There remains nothing now of all the griefs, and

pains, and agonies which chosen sinners ought to have

suffered for their sins, for Christ has endured all

for his own beloved, and “it is finished.”

Christ has done what all the flames of the pit could

not do in all eternity– Christ has paid the debt which

all the torments of eternity could not have paid!

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