It Is Finished

Posted by Worldview Warriors On Sunday, April 16, 2017 0 comments

by Ami Samuels

I wanted to share this lovely Easter display that my good friend Julie Taylor has on the mantle in her home. As I sat in our life group a few weeks ago, I was drawn to the beauty and meaning that is represented here. I began to think about the death and resurrection of our Savior, Jesus, but my thoughts kept coming back to “It is finished.”

As I reflected on the Easter message, I began to think about the fact that if I were to ask fellow believers if they believe that Jesus died that horrific death on the cross for our sin, they would say they do. I also believe that a majority of Christians would say that they believe that on the third day Jesus rose again.

In regards to the phrase “It is finished,” I would venture to guess that most would agree that when Jesus spoke these words “It is finished,” we believe that He had fulfilled prophecy.

But do we truly believe it is finished? Isn’t it just like our enemy to trick us into thinking we have to control everything instead of trust? That we would worry and fret instead of having peace and rest, doubt and fear instead of having joy and faith. But if we truly believe it is finished, the enemy has no power over us!

There is a line from the Big Daddy Weave song Redeemed that serves as a wonderful reminder for us. It says, “Stop fighting the fight, its already been won, I’ve been redeemed.”

Jesus wins! As believers, we win in the end!

The Greek translation for this phrase “It is finished” is the word “tetelestai.” It was generally written on business documents or receipts in New Testament times to show that a bill had been paid in full.

It is finished!

This Easter, join me as we reflect on what Jesus has done for us: His death and resurrection. We should not lose sight of the fact that because of His ultimate sacrifice, “It is finished” - the debt has been paid in full. The enemy has no power over us as long as we are in a right relationship with the Lord.

Take a few minutes to look at all the objects in the above picture and the meaning found there. What a powerful avenue to share the Easter message with our family, friends, and neighbors without saying a word.

Easter Blessings,

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