Welcome to part 6 of #TheFinalWords series looking at the 7 statements of Jesus on the cross!
Right before Jesus died, he cried out, “It is finished!” John 19:30
In greek it’s one word, Tetelestai, which means done, complete, finished!
It was often used to indicate when a loan had been “paid in full.”
What was finished? His mission, finished, his suffering, over, the prophecies, fulfilled, Satan, defeated and our sin, paid in full!
Christ completed what none of us could hope to!
Most religions teach a list of things we must DO to earn favor with God.
They see God as on the top of a mountain and different religions as multiple paths to God.
But Christianity teaches there is nothing we can DO to get to God, so God came down to us put us on his shoulders and carried us up the mountain.
Our salvation is not based on anything we DO, but 100% on what what Jesus has DONE for us on the cross!
Only when you stop trying to save yourself, will you be ready to trust Christ’s finished work on the cross. Turn from your self-salvation efforts, and put all your trust in what Jesus did for you on the cross today!