Paul says we Christians are running a race. Here's what I'm looking at on my run toward Christ.

Friday, April 6, 2012

It Is Finished

Today is Good Friday.  I hope you all went to a Good Friday service at your church or a local church.  I want to read the last few words of Jesus as recorded in John.

"Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scriptures would be fulfilled, Jesus said, 'I am thirsty.'  A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus' lips.  When He had received the drink, Jesus said, 'It is finished.'  With that, He bowed His head and gave up His spirit."
John 19:28-30

It is finished.

These words have so much power.  Jesus was, in His dying breath, declaring victory.  It kind of reminds me of the scene in Braveheart when William Wallace shouts "Freedom" at his death.

The similarities between the scene and Christ's crucifixion are awesome.  The devil's taunts, Christ's bravery, his wife as the Church, etc.  You can watch the scene from the movie here:

It is finished.  The victory cry of Christ.  Is it your victory cry as well?  If you claim His sacrifice you also claim His victory.  Do it.  Claim His victory today.

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