It Is Finished!
Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And
bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. (John 19:30)
always finishes what He begins (Phil. 1:6). God never speaks a word without
ensuring that it comes to pass (Isa. 55:11). Christ is both the Alpha and the
Omega, the beginning and the end (Rev. 1:8, 17). Christ is as much at the end
of His work as He is at its beginning.
was given an enormous mandate. He was to live a sinless life, remaining
absolutely obedient to His Father. Even the manner of His death was to fulfill
numerous prophecies that had been foretold in Scripture (Matt. 26:24, 31, 54,
56; 27:9, 35; 46; John 19:28, 36–37). Yet, despite the extremely complex
assignment Jesus received from His Father, He could shout triumphantly from the
cross, “It is finished!”
now resides within each believer. His assignment today is to complete God’s
will in each Christian. He is just as determined to do this in us as He was to
complete God’s will for Himself. You will have to resist Christ in order to
remain out of the will of God. What is it God wants to do in you? Have you
allowed Him to complete what He has begun? He will not force you to receive all
that He has for your life. If God’s work has not been brought to fruition in
you, it is not that Christ has not been diligently working toward that end.
Rather, you may need to release areas of your life to Him and be as determined
to see God’s work in you completed as Christ is. Review the things God has said
to you over this last year. Are there promises God has made to you that you
have refused to allow Him to complete? If so, commit to yield your will to God