"It is finished"

When on the cross Jesus uttered the words, "It is finished," he voiced no sense of the ending of his life, but rather, as John says, the "knowing that all things were now accomplished."

A dictionary gives "to complete" as one of the definitions of the verb "to finish;" as another, "to bestow the last required labor upon;" and as yet another, "to perfect." Christ Jesus, the great Way-shower, was undoubtedly conscious of having bestowed the last requisite work upon his problem, in knowing for himself and all humanity the truth of eternal Life; and he could therefore say, "It is finished," even in the face of seeming failure, and three days prior to his victory in the resurrection.

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