"It is finished!"
Here, in John 19:29-30, is the proof that the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for lost humanity was accepted by a holy God: The victim had become the victor. Jesus proclaimed for earth, heaven, and hell all to hear: "It is finished!"
Jesus had accomplished everything He had set out to do. The scriptures were fulfilled; every prophesied event had taken place. He had experienced every kind of human suffering. His friends deserted Him, His enemies detested Him, His brother denied Him, and the religious community debased Him.
But now His suffering is finished, never again to feel such pain. He ascertained our salvation and now His work is finished, it is complete. Anyone anywhere can be saved because Jesus completed His goal. He paid the price for humanity's sin.
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