Summary: THE DEATH OF JESUS ON THE CROSS
IT IS FINISHED
These three English words are actually one Greek Word - TETELESTAI - - - IT IS FINISHED - IT IS ACCOMPLISHED - IT IS COMPLETED - THE WORK IS DONE ! - - - IT WAS NOT A CRY OF DEFEAT - IT WAS A SHOUT OF VICTORY ! TELELESTAI - IT IS FINISHED - IT STANDS FINISHED - IT WILL AWAYS BE FINISHED.
1. TO THE SERVANT - When the job was completed, the Servant would say to the master - TELELESTAI - meaning I have completed the job you gave me to do. I did it - I won - I overcame… And the Master will say to the servant - "Well Done…….
2. TO THE PRIEST - The Jewish people would bring their sacrifice to be offered - after the
high priest examined and excepted it - He would say - TELELESTAI - meaning It is perfect,
It is excepted!
3. TO THE MERCHANT - The debt had been fully paid - When you purchased something,
the merchant would take your money and hand you a receipt - TELELESTAI - Pd. In full.
4. TO THE ARTIST - When an Artist would complete his work, he would step back and say
TELELESTAI - It is finished. The picture is completed and excellent work. When Jesus
came, He completed the Old Testament Picture of the Christ to come - He completed the
picture and turned the light on it. Song of Solomon 5:16 - He is altogether lovely…..
Song of Solomon 5:10 - Jesus is the Chiefest of Ten Tousand …..
NO EQUAL! - - - AMONG MEN - Conceived of the Holy Spirit, Born of a Virgin, a earthly mother and a heavenly father. AMONG FRIENDS - A friend that sticketh closer than a brother. - - - JESUS GAVE HIS ALL - He left the beauty of heaven and came to earth, He wore a crown of thorns so we could wear a crown of life, He walked up calvary’s road so we could walk on streets of Gold, He was crucified on a cross and died that we might live, He was treated unjustly so we could be justified. He went to Hell, so we could go to Heaven.
NO COMPARRISON ! - - - When you see great men of the bible, You see strength and weaknesses…. But when you see Jesus… All Strength - - - No weakness in Jesus. "I find no fault in Him." - - - We all have a good side and a bad side…. But Jesus is all good. No matter how you look at Him….. BEFORE CALVARY, DURING CALVARY, AFTER CALVARY - - -
HE IS ALTOGETHER LOVELY !
AS YOU LOOK AT JESUS: There is a Life that can never be copied; A Righteousness that cannot be Tarnish; A Peace that cannot be taken away; A Rest that cannot be disturbed; A Joy that cannot be deminished; A Hope that cannot be disapointed; A Glory that cannot be clouded; Light that cannot be darkened; Happiness that cannot be stolen; Purity that cannot be defiled; Wisdom that cannot be baffeld; Beauty that cannot be marred; A Resource that cannot be exhausted. - - - THERE IS NO NEED HE CAN’T MEET, NO HURT HE CAN’T HEAL.
YES, IT IS FINISHED MEANS…. The Servant had finished His work, The Perfect Sacrifice had been offered, Sins debt had been paid in full, The Picture had been completed.
JESUS HAD FINISHED WHAT HE CAME TO EARTH TO DO - SATAN HAD BEEN DEFEATED !
IT IS FINISHED - - - TETELESTAI