Summary: "IT IS FINISHED" MEANT THAT: ❶. All Prophecies Had Been Fulfilled ❷. Christ’s Sufferings Were Over ❸. Christ’s Redemptive Work Finished ❹. Satan’s Power Destroyed ❺. Way to Heaven Provided
Jesus & Alexander died at 33
One lived & died for self — One died for you & me
The Greek died on a throne — The Jew died on a cross
One led vast armies forth — The other walked alone
One shed a world’s blood — The other gave his own
One won the world in life and lost it all in death
The other lost his life to win the whole world’s faith
Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C. - 33yrs)
Numerous theories, to include poisoning and a malarial relapse, have been proposed as the cause of Alexander’s on a June afternoon in the Babylonian palace of King Nebuchadrezzer II. What is known for certain is that following a banquet and drinking party hosted by his friend, Medius of Larissa, about a week before, Alexander fell seriously ill and took to bed. Despite (or perhaps because of) self-medicating himself with Hellebore, a small plant that was alternately used as a cure-all and a poison, Alexander’s condition worsened. He lost the ability to move, except for his right arm, and could barely speak. When it became apparent that his death was at hand, his generals filed in to pay their last respects. One of his marshals asked Alexander to whom he wished to bequeath his empire since he had no acceptable heirs. Alexander replied "Kratisto" (to the strongest) or "Krat’eroi" (to the stonger).
Christ’s Words from the Cross
1. FORGIVNESS - Lk.23:43
Father forgive them for they know not
what they do
2. SALVATION - Lk 23:43
Today shalt thou be with me in paradise
3. AFFECTION - Jn 19:26-27
Women behold thy son .... Behold thy mother
4. ANGUISH - Mat. 27:46
My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?
5. SUFFERING - Jn. 19:28
6. COMMITMENT Lk 23:46
Father into thy hands I commend my spirit
7. VICTORY - Jn 19:28
It is finished
Dictionary for finished - “ended or completed”
Ge. 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
Ex. 39:32 Thus was all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation finished: and the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so did they.
De. 31:24 And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished,
2 Ch. 5:1 Thus all the work that Solomon made for the house of the LORD was finished: and Solomon brought in all the things that David his father had dedicated; and the silver, and the gold, and all the instruments, put he among the treasures of the house of God.
Ne. 6:15 So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days.
Da. 5:26 This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.
Joh. 17:4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
2 Tim. 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
Jas. 1:15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
"IT IS FINISHED" MEANT THAT: Jn. 19:30
1. All Prophecies Had Been Fulfilled
- That He would be born of a women - Ge. 3:15
Be of the Line of Ab. - Ge 12:3
Be of the tribe of Judah - Ge 49:10
Be of the House of David - 2 Sa. 7:12-13
Be born of a Virgin - Is 7:14
Be born in Bethlehem - Mic 5:2
Be called a Nazarene - Is 11:1
Heal many - Is 53:4
Speak in parables - Is 6:9
betrayed for 30 - Zec 11:12-13
forsaken by disciples - Zec 13:7
whipped & spat upon - Is 50:6
crucified between 2 thieves - Is 53:12
2. Christ’s Sufferings Were Over
- He suffered in many, many ways
- Not just the suffering conected with the crucfiction
- A. Rejection of the people even in His own town
- B. Jesus suffered misunderstanding by his family
- C. Jesus suffered at the hands of Satan
* Yes in the wilderness
* Used Peter to persuade Him to give up
* Used Judas to betray Him
- D. Jesus had suffered the justice of sin’s penalty
3. Christ’s Redemptive Work Finished
A. We are not saved from the penalty of sin by the
life that Jesus lived.
B. We are not saved from the penalty of sin by the teaching of Jesus
C. We are saved from the penalty of sin because he took our place
• He met the demands of God by living a perfect sinless life